October 21, 2020

USA: C-SPAN Suspends Political Editor Indefinitely After He Admitted To Lying About His Twitter Account Being Hacked When Tweet Exposed His Hatred For President Trump.

The Associated Press
written by Dave Bauder
Thursday October 15, 2020

NEW YORK — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.

The news came on the day of what was supposed to be a career highlight for the 30-year C-SPAN veteran. Scully was to moderate the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, which was canceled after Trump would not agree to a virtual format because of his COVID-19 diagnosis.

A week ago, after Trump had criticized him as a “never Trumper,” Scully tweeted “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump.” Scaramucci, a former Trump communications director and now a critic of the president, advised Scully to ignore him.

Scully said that when he saw his tweet had created a controversy, “I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”

He had been frustrated by Trump’s comments and several weeks of criticism on social media and conservative news outlets about his role as moderator, including attacks directed at his family, he said.

“These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible for,” Scully said. “I apologize.”

He said he let down his colleagues at C-SPAN, fellow news professionals and the debate commission. “I ask for their forgiveness as I try to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself,” he said.

C-SPAN said Scully confessed to lying about the hack on Wednesday.

“He understands that he made a serious mistake,” the network said. “We were very saddened by this news and do not condone his actions.”

Trump seized on the news, tweeting “I was right again! I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged!”

The debate commission did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Scully has led the network’s presidential election coverage since 1992, but the suspension means he won’t be part of C-SPAN’s election night programming. Scully has been the moderator of “Washington Journal,” the weekly call-in program, and regularly hosted other C-SPAN programs.

The network said Scully has consistently demonstrated fairness and professionalism, and built a reservoir of good will.

“After some distance from this episode, we believe in his ability to continue to contribute to C-SPAN,” the network said.

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USA: Rampant Shoplifting Leads To Another Walgreens Closing In S.F. This Is The Eighth Store In San Francisco To Be Closed By Walgreens Suffering From Excessive Losses Since Beginning Of 2019.

Acidsmooth published July 13, 2020: Shoplifters Steal from Walgreens in San Francisco Unimpeded. The poor employees of this Walgreens can do nothing but watch people steal all their stuff. No security. No help from police. The video ends as my phone was hit from my hand. Recorded 7/12/2020 Doctor Nachoz published September 3, 2020: LOOTERS RAID WALGREENS | RAW Police looting video | Alameda shoplifters ransack walgreens.

This RAW police looting video shows a group of shop lifting looters raiding a Walgreens drug store in Alameda, CA. This was not their first time and they've raided this store and others in the area. Just watch the way these thieves steal merchandise without fear. In this video I explain why security can't stop brazen looting like this Alameda shoplift anymore.
San Francisco Gate
written by Tessa McLean
Monday October 19, 2020

Another Walgreens is permanently shutting down in San Francisco.

The drugstore at 790 Van Ness Ave. had been dealing with rampant shoplifting, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, amounting to up to $1,000 in lost merchandise every day. Thefts were often brazen and carried out in broad daylight.

“I feel sorry for the clerks, they are regularly being verbally assaulted,” longtime customer Sebastian Luke told the Chronicle. “The clerks say there is nothing they can do. They say Walgreens’ policy is to not get involved. They don’t want anyone getting injured or getting sued, so the guys just keep coming in and taking whatever they want.”

Many products are already locked behind plastic theft guards, as anyone who’s shopped inside a city store has noticed.

Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso confirmed to SFGATE the store would close Nov. 11 and prescription files will automatically transfer to the Walgreens store at 1301 Franklin St.

After a short stint of added security from two police officers and a squad car outside the store, the thieves returned amid the pandemic. Theft of less than $950 in goods is treated as a nonviolent misdemeanor under California law.

This is at least the eighth store in the city to be closed by the drugstore chain since the beginning of 2019.

Other San Francisco stores that closed are:

320 Bay St. 
100 Sansome St.
116 New Montgomery St.
730 Market St.
845 Market St. (Westfield Mall)
3801 Third St. (Bayview Plaza)
1979 Mission St. (next to 16th Street BART station)

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The Marxists are getting their district attorney's elected across America and turning those cities into 3rd world cities. I have personally witnessed brazen shoplifting in several stores in Los Angeles. The store employees and security guards are instructed not to do anything for fear of liability. Los Angeles police hands are tied too from Los Angeles city officials. (emphasis mine)
Fox News published January 11, 2020: American Dystopia, Part 5: Tucker examines San Francisco's new district attorney. As a candidate, Chesa Boudin promised to undermine existing laws by not enforcing them.
The Epoch Times
written by Richie Greenburg
Friday October 16, 2020

After a whirlwind 9-month love affair with Chesa Boudin, San Franciscans see the writing on the dirtied walls. This near-celebrity District Attorney campaigned last year on reforming our city’s criminal justice system as he pledged to make it fairer and equal. He was narrowly elected in a highly contested race. Barely two months later, the damage began. Jaws dropped as Boudin’s radical policies blew apart San Francisco’s district attorney’s office, leaving victims’ rights in shambles.

Shortly after being sworn-in, he fired seven of our most experienced prosecutors that he no longer wished to employ. He took action to empty our jails under the guise of ending mass incarceration, then proudly proclaimed our city’s incarceration levels are “at their lowest.” But San Francisco didn’t actually have overcrowded jails, not by a long shot. Voters simply bought the lie.

Drug Dealers Abound

Under Boudin, drug dealers, a major identified influencer in homelessness, have become a protected class. Calls for jailing these dealers fall on deaf, defiant ears. Word on the street, from police officers, from homeless, and from drug addicts, is the majority of dealers of fentanyl, meth, heroin, and more are Honduran. This used to be a well-kept secret, but no more; in a recent town hall meeting, the rebel DA reluctantly admitted this fact to zoom viewers. He has made it abundantly clear his department will take no action and will instead continue to permit dealers to operate in a nearly 24-hour open drug market right in the center of San Francisco.

Enter the Feds. After months of public outcry amid stubborn DA office’s pushback, the FBI, DEA, and Homeland Security have begun arresting and charging dealers on the federal level with dealing, drug possession, firearms possession, stolen goods and cash. Applauding the efforts are the city’s residents—families, children, and elderly of the Tenderloin District, San Francisco’s ground zero for unrestrained dealing.

Absurd Proposals Amid Violence

A campaign promise from last year summarizes Boudin’s plan well: He stated he would never want to see children grow up with a parent incarcerated. Clearly, this can be explained by his own upbringing through foster parents, since his own were imprisoned for domestic terrorism.

Our once-stellar city is suffering with violence enabled by a social experiment gone terribly awry, at the expense of taxpayers and tourists. Black on Asian violence is rising. A wave of beatings of elderly Chinese residents is going unpunished but not unnoticed, as the local Twitterati post disturbing videos of puffy and bloodied Chinese faces. Boudin barely flinches.

San Franciscans witness the absurdity of Boudin’s reign when he recently proclaimed he will establish a fund to compensate victims of police brutality (but how many incidents occurred here?). He removed the “gang enhancement,” whereby affiliation in a gang results in harsher sentences for the accused. He has suggested the city reimburse car owners when their windows are smashed. (It’s taxpayers own money paying for this.) Street crime is skyrocketing with Boudin proclaiming he will not prosecute, leaving the police department’s hands tied and frustrated amid public outcry and disbelief. Those arrested are simply let go, with no cash bail (another Boudin effort), released back to the streets only to commit crimes once again.

The DA’s office produced a disingenuous report that year-on-year crime dropped 23 percent overall, yet increases in certain categories, like homicides (up 42 percent), burglaries (up 43 percent), vehicle theft (up 30 percent) and arson (up 45 percent), have dramatically added to San Franciscans’ angst.

City Hall’s elected officials, aligned politically with Boudin and his cause c茅l猫bre, bear some blame as well. The city council’s left and lefter board members don’t want to rock his boat, though the eleven members certainly get an earful from the disgusted public. Complicating the matter is the realization that Boudin, as an elected official, cannot be fired. He would have to voluntarily resign or be recalled (the drumbeats for this are now growing louder each day).

How did this happen in the first place? San Francisco has no requirement a candidate for district attorney have any experience working in the highest law enforcement office. Boudin had never worked in the DA’s office. He had never prosecuted a criminal case. In short, he took advantage of this gaping loophole in city policy and just walked right in.

Remedies Needed and Soon

So, what to do? As an elected official, District Attorney Boudin cannot be fired, but as the crime, filth, and danger is spiking, and our retail shops are famously in a state of constant looting, such heinous and appalling acts are being caught on video with more frequency. Pressure is mounting on leadership. San Francisco’s residents therefore need the mayor to condemn Chesa Boudin. Joining her must be at least a few of the eleven members of the city council. We have seen the DA draw the ire of SF Police Department officer’s union, continuously scorning and furious with his catastrophic soft-on-crime tactics. At this point, this could be just a local’s dream, however as more and more businesses flee, tax revenues drastically fall, and San Francisco’s good citizens increase the volume of outrage, perhaps we are seeing the tables turn on Boudin’s failed scorched-Earth “new style of justice.” This should serve as a warning and a lesson to voters around the country.

USA: Milford Police In New Hamshire Are Trying To Track Down Whoever Is Behind A Series Of Letters That Were Sent To Supporters Of President Donald Trump Threatening To Burn Down Their Homes.

WMUR-TV published October 19, 2020: Threatening letters sent to homes of Trump supporters, police say. Milford police are trying to track down whoever is behind a series of letters that were sent to supporters of President Donald Trump threatening to burn down their homes.

WMUR
written by Tim Callery
Monday October 19, 2020

Milford police are trying to track down whoever is behind a series of letters that were sent to supporters of President Donald Trump threatening to burn down their homes.

Kelly, a Milford resident who asked to be identified only by her first name, said she received one of the letters.

"Dear neighbor," the letter read. "You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter. Your address has been added to our database as a target when we attack should Trump not concede the election."

The anonymous author went on to say Kelly should hope her home insurance has fire coverage.

"I was very taken aback," Kelly said.

Milford police said the same letter was mailed to other homes that have signs supporting Trump's presidential campaign. The department is now investigating and has contacted the state Attorney General's Office.

"This is my home," Kelly said. "You're not supposed to threaten my home. I'm very worried in the sense that this is going on in my town."

Two people in Brookline have also received a letter.

"I was kind of quite shocked that anyone would send a letter out with that type of threat," said Brookline police Chief Bill Quigley.

Quigley said he alerted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and said whoever is behind the letters could face serious charges.

"Not only with us, with criminal threatening," Quigley said. "It's on a felony level, because of the threat of burning homes down and causing injury, but it could also be with the postal inspectors, something on the federal level."

Kelly said she wanted to share her story to encourage others who received the letter to come forward and contact their local authorities.
馃憞 Democrats are the vile racists. 馃憞

BLM Antifa Resistance paramiliary wing for the Marxist Democrat party are resisting arrest crying after deliberately attempting to STOP Americans from exercising their first amendment right. And these same assholes have the nerve to call us "fascists" when they're the ones SUPPRESSING SPEECH of people who don't agree with them. That is what fascists do OPPRESS SPEECH of any opposition! (emphasis mine)

UPDATE 10/21/20 at 6:15pm: Added info below.

USA: BLM Antifa Resistance Communist Paramilitary Wing For The Marxist Democrat Party Attack Trump Supporters At Different Freedom Rallies Big And Small Across America.

馃憞 San Francisco, CA 馃憞 
written by Andy Ngo and Mia Cathell
Tuesday October 20, 2020

A Black Lives Matter activist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime-related assault after allegedly knocking a black conservative activist’s teeth out in an unprovoked attack at a free speech rally in San Francisco.

On Saturday, the San Francisco Police Department responded to a report of an assault near City Hall at a conservative-organized protest against Big Tech. Authorities met with “Team Save America” free speech organizer Philip Anderson. The black 25-year-old victim was punched in the face by a masked male assailant wearing tactical gloves who called him a racial slur. Philip lost two teeth and was left bloodied. Far-left protesters accused the rally of being fascist.

35-year-old Androa “Dro” Anderson, of Watsonville, Cal., was taken into custody in Oakland the day after the assault and transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of mayhem with a hate crime enhancement. He and Philip share the same surname but are not related. Androa’s bail is set at $110,000, according to the San Francisco Sheriff's Office.

Androa lists himself as an artist and graphic designer on his LinkedIn page. His personal social media posts show him frequenting BLM protests and pan-Africanism rallies in the Bay Area. His Instagram is filled with posts expressing an intense hatred of police.
Anderson taping himself committing burglary and arson of a presumed conservative’s private property

“Caught a #ThinBlueLine #MAGA Flagga LACKIN!” Androa captioned with a video showing him stealing a pro-police flag from a car with a “MAGA” sticker in late June. “You advocate for Police Genocide [sic], harassment, abuse, rape, and mass incarceration you a threat on my family's existence and humanity. #bluelivesmatter NO #BLUELIVESMURDER.” The video shows him lighting the stolen flag on fire.

“I hold no grudge against him. He’s been brainwashed,” says Philip. He says Antifa rioters physically blocked attendees from going to his rally on Saturday. The video recording shows masked protesters calling him the n-word and trying to tear down barricades. A GoFundMe for his medical costs has so far raised over $29,000.

Philip is most upset that his accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were terminated hours after the assault. “I’m the victim and I get banned? They erased my existence.” He says he plans to organize another protest against Big Tech.

Androa could not be reached for comment. According to newspaper Santa Cruz Sentinel, Androa was arrested in 2018 for allegedly running a drug sales operation while using a medicinal marijuana card. During the bust at Anderson’s residence, law enforcement seized loaded guns and almost $100,000 of suspected drug sales profits.

In addition to Philip, three police officers were hurt by counter protesters. The investigation into Saturday’s violence is being led by the SFPD Night Investigations Unit and Special Investigations Unit. SFPD asks anyone with information to call the 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

馃憞 Washington, D.C. 馃憞
The Post Millennial
written by Ian Miles
Saturday October 17, 2020

A female Trump supporter was allegedly attacked and hospitalized by Women’s March and Black Lives Matter activists after she participated in a pro-Trump rally on Saturday in Washington D.C.

Isabella Maria DeLuca, whose bio identifies her as a Turning Point USA ambassador, posted images of her injuries while recovering at a local hospital. NationalFile identified DeLuca as the Outreach Director for the pro-Trump organization Republicans for National Renewal.

While there was no footage of the attack, a Breitbart News reporter attending the event captured footage of DeLuca waving a Trump flag and shouting “four more years” earlier in the day.

In a statement provided to the publication, DeLuca alleges that she was assaulted by a “older female.”

“The first woman was a white older woman – she had glasses on, a glittery bedazzled Black Lives Matter shirt,” DeLuca said. “She looked like she could’ve been my grandma, honestly.”

According to DeLuca, the younger assailant grabbed DeLuca’s pro-Trump flag and when she tried to grab it back, the woman allegedly punched and choke her. DeLuca said that she felt reluctant to defend herself due to the advanced age of her attacker but was determined to retrieve the flag when it was snatched.

DeLuca told the publication that a younger female Black Lives Matter supporter assisted the older woman who had initially assaulted her by hitting, pushing, and punching DeLuca.

DeLuca was hospitalized following the attack and treated with a cervical collar due to her head and neck injuries. She told the publication that she was suffering from blurry vision and dizziness due to the impact.

Trump supporters turned out in Washington DC outside the Supreme Court today to show their support for Amy Coney Barrett. They were met by a large group of counter-protestors from the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter movements. 

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  WPRI News published October 20, 2020: 73 year-old man claims woman attacked him while holding "Veterans for Trump" sign. A woman accused of assaulting a 73 year-old holding a "Veterans for Trump" sign Saturday has her day in court.

Breitbart News
written by Amy Fur
Monday October 19, 2020

A woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly shoving a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran holding a Trump sign in Douglas, Massachusetts.

Police responded to a disturbance call at the intersection of Main and Webster streets just after noon and learned that a couple with pro-Trump signs and flags had been approached by 34-year-old Kiara Dudley (pictured), according to WHDH.

Officers said the suspect had berated the couple with insults and demanded they leave the area.

“As the couple moved away, the (woman) continued to follow them and bumped the gentleman with her body,” the officers wrote, according to the Telegram & Gazette.

“At one point the party stepped on the victim’s Veterans for Trump sign and as he bent to pick it up the party knocked the victim to the ground causing injury to his finger,” police continued.

Following the incident, the suspect was charged with assault and battery to an elderly person causing injury.

“Dudley was released on $250 cash bail and will be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court on Monday,” according to masslive.com.

In the suspect’s booking photo, she appeared to be wearing a sticker on her shirt promoting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the outlet said.

In September, a California man was arrested for allegedly attacking an elderly woman and several others at a pro-Trump rally in Aliso Viejo.

“He took his hand way back like he was going to punch me, and [he] hit me right across the face,” 84-year-old Donna Snow told CBS Los Angeles.

The blow also knocked her earrings off, Snow added.

“According to the sheriff’s office, Alvin Gary Shaw was taken into custody on suspicion of elder abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and assault and battery after allegedly attacking three people in attendance, ” the CBS report stated.

“Officials said Shaw was armed with a knife, which deputies said they found in a nearby bush, and was fighting with Trump supporters,” the article concluded.
 
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WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore published October 19, 2020: Kingsville Biden supporter shot at Trump supporters in pickup truck because they honked at him while passing by, police say. A politically charged encounter ended in gunfire over the weekend in Baltimore County, police said. County police said officers were called just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday to the 11000 block of Cedar Lane in Kingsville for a call of an assault.

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CBS Los Angeles published September 17, 2020: Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Attendees Of Aliso Viejo Trump Rally A 33-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly attacking a number of people at a Wednesday night rally in Aliso Viejo in support of President Donald Trump. Suspect Arrested After 84-Year-Old Trump Supporter Beaten in Savage Daylight Attack. Another 74 yr old woman was taken away in an ambulance.

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October 20, 2020

USA: Stepson Of Ex-Democratic State Lawmaker Charged With Assaulting A Police Officer And Planning Sophisticated Attacks Against Police. 118 Seattle Police Officers Left Dept In Mass Exodus.

written by Jason Rantz
Monday October 19, 2020

The stepson of a former Democratic state lawmaker is charged with assaulting a police officer and planning sophisticated attacks against police.

The video of the assault, which showed an officer hit in the helmet with a bat, went viral after a night of intense, escalating violence against police officers.

Jacob Greenberg, 19, is in King County jail on charges of assault in the first degree, attempted arson in the first degree, and reckless burning in the first degree (a charge from an earlier case). Note: Charging documents misspell his last name as “Greenburg.”

His alleged accomplice has been identified as Danielle McMillan. She has been charged with attempted arson and has a criminal history including assault in the fourth degree and reckless driving. Several other suspects have not yet been publicly identified.

Greenberg is the stepson of former Democrat representative Laura Ruderman of Kirkland. Last month, the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH first reported Greenberg was the suspect in the assault. She used her position as a state lawmaker to convince a judge to lower the bail on the previous charge and release him to her custody.

“He is basically a good kid, straight ‘A’ student,” Ruderman said. “I’ve served the state in the legislature we will make sure he follows all the provision.”

If even a small portion of the allegations against Greenberg are true, he’s not a “good kid” at all.
Charging documents allege Greenberg and McMillan “spent their time this fall plotting various assaults and fire bombings on police officers.”

The conversations between the two showed “a high degree of sophistication and planning for their attacks, identifying targets (Seattle Police Officer’s Guild, East Precinct), itemizing the needs for set numbers of Molotov cocktails, calculating expected loss for failed bombs, and where to obtain supplies.”

Greenberg and McMillan allegedly discussed “Molotov cocktail tattoos to memorialize their attacks,” while “sharing news articles of their criminal activities with pride.” Specifically, they said they were “proud of Greenberg” for his assault against the police officer.

They even communicated ways to “destroy evidence of their attack plans.” They obviously failed at that.

Sept. 1: Molotov cocktails

On the night of Sept. 1, a group of nearly 100 black bloc agitators met at Cal Anderson Park across the street from the East Precinct. The park has long been used as a staging ground for violent assaults against police targets.

Earlier that day, Greenberg texted a friend identified as “Mariel,” who allegedly texted, “I want to get some stuff going tonight. Like some real , ya know?”

Mariel then discussed “what’s needed for the cocktails” and Greenberg replied, “Gas, mid sized bottle, wicc, rag.”

After a short march, the agitators arrived at the East Precinct, many committing acts of vandalism. Greenberg, McMillan, and a third suspect huddled behind an umbrella — a common tactic to shield illegal behavior from surveillance cameras. Moments later, probable cause documents say McMillan lit the wick of a Molotov cocktail, then launched it at the precinct. It didn’t explode.

Then, Greenberg was seen throwing a Molotov cocktail, striking the East Precinct, which was occupied by officers at the time. Both Greenberg and McMillan are associated with other suspects accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at the precinct.

Police say the “group had clearly orchestrated the obscuring of security cameras, and the shielding of the criminal actors as they prepared their Molotov cocktails for throwing.”

Afterwards, Greenberg texted Mariel again. She talked about her failed Molotov cocktail attack. But Greenberg was an understanding friend, texting, “I think we were both nervous as and so yea but next time you’ll get it.”

They then discussed recruiting people “who are willing to do stuff like us,” with Greenberg threatening action at the Seattle Police Officers Guild. “I say we make SPOG a bit toasty like we did to ep tonight” (“ep” presumably stands for East Precinct).

Sept. 11 and 23: Bat to the head Greenberg, wearing the same outfit and carrying the same backpack as he did on Sept. 1, allegedly participated in other demonstrations on Sept. 11 and 23, according to video surveillance.

While he didn’t commit any illegal acts on Sept. 11, he’s accused of participating in a riot on Sept. 23.

A group of nearly 300 agitators, mostly dressed in black bloc, marched through Capitol Hill and downtown, smashing windows along the way. Officers dispersed the crowd and followed them back to Cal Anderson Park, where the agitators regrouped before marching again.

While officers were making arrests, an unknown suspect grabbed an officer’s SPD-issued bicycle, causing the officer to crash to the ground. As he was getting up, Greenberg allegedly came from behind with an aluminum baseball bat and, “with the full swing of a baseball bat, struck the back” of the officer’s head.

According to police documents, the “force of the strike was powerful enough that [Greenberg’s] follow-through from the strike … appeared to throw [him] off balance and caused him to stumble to the ground …”

Sept. 26: Fire

There was another agitator gathering on Sept. 26 that led to yet another riot outside the East Precinct.

About 100, dressed in black bloc, created a barricade of dumpsters and other materials. They were set on fire outside of the precinct.

Greenberg is accused of helping set some of the fires. He was arrested that night.

The physical evidence

Using video surveillance, detectives were able to connect Greenberg to the other criminal demonstrations.

Among the items seized were distinct pants, a full face respirator mask with white round filters, a Nikon camera, a black balaclava, branded gloves, and other items that detectives say tie him to the earlier alleged actions.

A search warrant was executed on Sept. 27 at his parent’s home, where he lives. Former State Rep. Ruderman was present.

Investigators recovered two bats, including one aluminum bat. They suspect it was the same one used to assault the police officer. Two days later, a detective obtained a warrant to search Greenberg’s car. They found a helmet they allege tie the suspect to the Sept. 1 and 11 events.

The text evidence

The detective found a treasure trove of allegedly incriminating text messages to and from Greenberg.

On Sept. 2, the day after he was accused of using Molotov cocktails against the East Precinct, Greenberg texts: “How many Molotovs are you think we should have by Labor Day. Cuz we shouldn’t over use our resources ya dig?”

In another text thread, Greenberg writes, “Oh I was also a part of the youth jail fires. Hell yea dude. That’s awesome. I was the one who Molotov the east precinct and other then that I’ve broken windows for other people …”

Later that night, Greenberg allegedly shared a KOMO news article that shows his assault against the officer. His friend joked about calling 911 on him. He then texted McMillan a link of a video of the officer being assaulted.

“I AM SO PISSED AT THE COPS!!! I WENT OFF ON THEM TONIGHT!,” he texted. He opined, “I’m proud too hehe. Wish he didn’t have a helmet on lol,” and McMillan replied, “Well still a great shot though.” Greenberg agreed.

Greenberg and McMillan discussed destroying evidence of their crime, according to detectives. The texts indicate the two used the texting apps Signal and Telegraph, which allow untraceable chats.

Other “notable quotes” highlighted from the Greenberg texts including, “And can we like pls slit every spd throat,” and “I want the whole damn system to just burn the down!!! Btw I really like fire.”

What’s next

Greenberg has been charged and the King County Prosecutor’s Office recommended bail at $750,000. A judge agreed. They also asked $100,000 for McMillan and a judge agreed there too.

The charges came the same day that they received the investigation from police, but neither have been arraigned yet.

That hearing is scheduled for Oct. 29. He will remain in jail until then, unless he posts bail.

UPDATE: Will U.S. Attorney get involved?

U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran has been more involved in taking over federal cases similar to what’s alleged here. Will he intervene? A spokesperson says they’re monitoring:
We continue to work closely with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on this matter. In deciding whether a case should go federal we consider many things including the available federal vs state charges and the various penalties. The information uncovered in the investigation to date indicates state charges carry significant penalties which are appropriate to the conduct described. For example, there is no federal charge relating to the assault on the officer that carries the same significant penalty as the assault charge under state law. That said, we will continue to work with our King County colleagues if further investigation indicates federal prosecution is warranted.

 馃憞 CNN glorifying the Communist movement 馃憞

Northwest.com
written by Jason Rantz
Friday October 16, 2020

At least 118 Seattle police officers separated from the department, the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has confirmed. In September alone, 39 officers left the force when the typical number for that month is between 5 and 7. Even new recruits are leaving.

There are now only about 1,200 officers in service for the entire city, the lowest it’s been in two decades. And even this number is misleading. Many officers are using their accrued sick time as they begin their escape to other agencies or wait for retirement.

The City of Seattle unveiled this officer separation data on Friday morning.

At the same time, a developing and alarming side note: the Seattle Police Department withheld staffing numbers, ignoring a public disclosure request. Indeed, the SPD claimed a staffing issue was to blame. But that doesn’t appear to be true.

At least 118 officers left the Seattle Police Department

At least 118 officers have separated from the force in 2020, with the bulk leaving after the Seattle City Council embraced radical activists pushing to defund the police. Separations are all-inclusive, including resignations (including lateral-moves to other agencies) and retirements.

While council members either stayed quiet as criminal activists attempted to murder police or defended death threats, officers gave their notice. Some went to other departments, others retired. The downward trend is expected to continue.

The mass exodus of officers started in May with 10 separations, followed by 16 in June, 10 in July, and 14 in August. In September, that number jumped to 39. So far in October, there have been eight separations according to a source, though this is not in the mayor’s report. Police Chief Carmen Best, who resigned this year, is included in the statistics.

Not all of these monthly numbers directly match a partial list of data circulated internally within the SPD or mayor’s office. They have, however, been confirmed by two police sources and match the total number of separations outlined in the mayor’s forthcoming report.

The majority of the resignations and retirements were patrol officers. As a result, service calls will not receive the attention they deserve.

“Your 911 call for help will go unanswered for a significant amount of time,” Seattle Police Officer Guild President Mike Solan told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.

Currently, due to low staff, the median priority 1 response times — that is, dangerous, in-progress crimes that demand immediate response — was an astounding nine minutes in the North Precinct from July through September, according to city documents.

Things are worse than they seem

With just about 1,200 officers in service, Seattle is staffed at lower levels than they were in 1990. The population has increased by 44% since then. And crime is surging, with a reportedly 60% year-over-year increase in homicides.

The mayor’s office believes the number of deployable staff could drop to 1,072 officers if the trends and hiring freeze continues, along with the council’s vote to fire 70 officers.

But these numbers don’t tell the whole picture. Sources reveal that many officers are using sick time at higher than normal rates. Many of them are looking for other jobs in different agencies. When they leave, some officers fear the separations could hit 200.

And to put it in perspective: in 2018, when I broke the story of a then-mass exodus of officers, it was called “historically large” by the department. That number was 108 for the entire year. It coincided with the council’s ongoing attacks on police and working without a salary.

SPD was withholding staffing numbers

The Human Resources Department within SPD was not forthcoming with the staffing numbers. Indeed, it seems apparent that they purposefully withheld them.

In July, the Jason Rantz Show put in a public disclosure request for separation data from the previous two months. I make this request every month or so. This time, however, the SPD rejected the request.

The Public Disclosure Team within the SPD told me that “Your request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify specific public records. As such it is not a request for identifiable public records.”

My request for data used the near-exact phrasing submitted many times before. I’ve always received the data. After pushing back, the SPD responded saying they would, finally, send me the data, but I’d have to wait until October 7.

That date came and went, but they didn’t send the data. I followed-up asking why.

“I have reached out to SPD’s HR Department requesting a status update regarding the responsive data. I have not received a response to date,” the analyst said. They also said “This data to date, has not been compiled.”

I assumed this to be false. Thirty-nine officers separated in September and HR doesn’t notice or compile that data for the chief of police? It represents a staffing crisis.

I reached out to SPD and I was told that the Public Disclosure Team is understaffed and just needed more time to submit the information. This didn’t match what the staff analyst relayed to me.

Michael Fields, the Executive Director for Human Resources, did not respond to requests for comment.

The PR push will likely fail because Durkan isn’t a leader

The mayor’s office release of the staff report Friday morning is meant to spotlight the consequences of the council’s reckless action to defund the police. This isn’t just a poorly thought out plan, it’s likely too little, too late.

You’ll notice a media push by Mayor Jenny Durkan and other community voices that understand the significant public safety consequences of such a low staff number. But the decision to release the data on a Friday is baffling.

When you want news to influence decision-makers, you release it on a Monday or Tuesday. Then you let media outlets create momentum with reactions and different angles for the entire week. News usually dies on weekends.
Durkan has lost police support. She deserves to.

Further, Durkan has lost the little support she gained from police officers when she advocated for a new contract. Since then, she’s been mostly silent while cops are dehumanized by activists and even some city council members. She’s been almost completely silent after criminal activists have attempted to murder police.

Do you remember any statements from Durkan after criminal activists used quick-dry cement to seal shut the door to the East Precinct before trying to burn the building down? Did you see a press conference condemning any of the frequent Molotov Cocktail attacks against police? Did you even read a tweet reacting to an Antifa agitator hitting an officer in the head with a bat? If a reporter pushed, they might get a statement from her office condemning the violence. The statement is almost always attributed to a spokesperson. Durkan is hesitant to openly support the police. She’s scared she’ll alienate the activist crowd that poses a direct threat to her re-election.

Durkan may be a politician, but she’s not a very good one. The activist crowd will never back her and will do whatever they can to defeat her, including backing the inept and radical Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (who is a likely mayor contender). Nothing Durkan says or does — or doesn’t say or doesn’t do — will change that.

SPOG President Mike Solan, however, is unafraid to back his members and call out the city council.

“This is fixable if our elected leaders start supporting police, instead of pandering to a large activist crowd that’s dividing us when we need unity,” Solan tells me. “False narratives about good people doing policing, pushed by the defund movement, is making our public safety efforts devolve further.”

Yet, Durkan won’t publicly back cops in a meaningful or consistent way. She seems content lazily fighting the council. Durkan has little power to wield, but she does have a bully pulpit she chooses to ignore. When she does use it, she couches everything in carefully chosen social justice buzz words. Sometimes she fights with a power point presentation and a report. Yeah, that’ll change minds.

UPDATE 10/15/20 at 10:15pm In a Thursday evening email to officers, interim chief Adrian Diaz acknowledged this report. He wrote: “I also want to acknowledge the press reporting, which will be more widescale tomorrow, about the extent of the employees separating from the department. As I have said before – I know these are incredibly hard times. I also have said I will do everything I can to keep this department whole. Each of you is needed. More people in this city want you doing your job than don’t. We are pursuing multiple ways to improve your day-to-day experience – I can only ask that you give us time to see if they are successful.”