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Bundy pals cheer acquittals and call for action to free other militants held in ‘concentration camp’

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The shocking acquittals of Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five other militants, in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife preserve is already emboldening anti-government extremists.

Two of the Bundy militants’ loudest cheerleaders, Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and blogger Gavin Seim, are already signaling that additional actions may be taken against the federal government.

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Fiore, who lost her re-election campaign in the Republican primary, told a reporter that the not-guilty verdicts were a message that Americans need to stand up to unlawful behavior by government employees.

She also posted a tweet suggesting other, similar actions might be coming, as she dedicated the acquittals to Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop when the Bundys and other militants were arrested.

“May you rest in peace,” Fiore said. “Today was our first victory. Thank you Oregon.”

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Seim, who livestreamed Fiore’s efforts to get the final holdouts to surrender at Malheur, compared the Malheur occupation to the earliest battles of the American Revolution.

“Before we break out the fatted cow, let’s think about something,” Seim said in a Facebook video. “We haven’t even won Lexington yet, so let’s not start pretending that we’ve won the war.”

He suggested that “wicked” federal authorities who brought charges against the Bundy militants, who Seim said had “defended the Constitution,” should be held accountable somehow — and he called for anti-government action to secure the release of other “prisoners of war” jailed in “concentration camp” on various charges.

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“Be joyful about (Thursday’s) verdict, not guilty, but use that to build the narrative,” Seim said. “Use that to get those ‘sunshine patriots’ out of the closet and turn them into real patriots.”

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‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests

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The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.

Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.

She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.

"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."

This officer needs to be charged with assault.

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‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets

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Police fired pepper bullets at a camera crew doing a live broadcast of the police violence protests in Louisville on Friday evening.

"WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by rubber bullets reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville," the station reported.

Rust was wearing a fluorescent safety vest at the time of the incident.

"I'm getting shot," she shouted.

The news anchor asked, "who are they aiming that at?"

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to Trump: ‘What I really want to say … begins with F and it ends with U’

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CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday ripped President Donald Trump, saying he’s fomenting violence and playing to racist urges for political gain in response to the killing of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent rioting.Lightfoot’s comments were an apparent response to Trump tweeting a message that included “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” in reply to rioting in Minneapolis and elsewhere following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck while he was in custody. Lig... (more…)

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