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At Police Station Protest, Chicago BLM Activist Calls Looting "Reparations"

“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”

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13 Chicago Officers Injured in Downtown Looting, Mayhem

At least 13 officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured as rioters charged through the so-called "Magnificent Mile" in downtown Chicago—and other parts of the Windy City—early Monday looting stores and throwing objects at officers.

DHS Official: 113 Eye Injuries to Federal Police During Portland Protests

Ken Cuccinelli testified before a Senate subcommittee hearing on the violent protests in Oregon, saying that a number of officers have had "days-long blindness."

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?

Seattle Protesters' Lawsuit Says Their Need to Buy Armor to Protect Against Police Riot Response Violates Their First Amendment Rights

The lawsuit claims that protesters who take part in these rallies have to face the possibility of police response and “must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely.”

Portland Protests Causing Millions in Overtime Costs for Police

The total overtime costs for the Portland Police Bureau through late July—the end of the last pay period—is almost $5.4 million. Further, accrued "comp time" will cost around $1.2 million.

Crowds and Fire

This summer’s riots have seen police response reined in by politicians who do not understand the similarities between mobs and wildfire, or who support the mobs.

Seattle Police Found Explosives in Van Abandoned Near Site of Weekend Riots

"Explosions occurred outside the precinct,” the press release states. “Individuals in the crowd threw explosives at officers. One explosion occurred along the north wall of the precinct (on Pine Street), which blew a hole in the wall of the building.”

DHS, Governor Reach Agreement to Withdraw Federal Officers from Portland Riot Response

“That plan includes the robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said. “State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months."

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More Than 100 Agencies Pull Out of DNC Assignments Over Milwaukee Ban on Tear Gas

More than 100 police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster security at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.