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Seattle Police Officer Placed on Leave ‘Pending Termination’ for Video Warning That Rights Are Being Trampled

“I have seen officers around the country enforcing tyrannical orders,” he said in the video.

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Port of Seattle Police Officer and Special Forces Veteran Greg Anderson has been placed on administrative leave, pending termination, for making a video asking other officers to stop trampling people’s rights by enforcing “tyrannical” stay-at-home orders.

Officer Anderson said that Port Police Chief Rod Covey told him to remove the video, but he refused.

The nine minute long video was taking by Anderson while he was in uniform sitting in his squad car.

“I have seen officers around the country enforcing tyrannical orders against the people; I was hoping it was a minority of officers, but, I am not sure anymore …” began Anderson’s video. “We do not get to violate someone’s Constitutional Rights.”

Anderson pointed out that people are being arrested for things like doing going to the park with their families, doing people’s nails in their own home, going to church, or going surfing.

“That is not how our job works okay, what really has been pissing me off lately is the fact that these officers that are going out here and enforcing these tyrannical orders… what they’re doing is they’re putting my job and my safety at risk because what you’re doing is your widening the gap between public trust and law enforcement officers,” said Anderson.

Anderson continued on to say, “I want to remind you that regardless of where you stand on the coronavirus we don’t have the authority to do those things to people just because a mayor or a governor tells you otherwise I don’t care if it’s your sergeant or your Chief of Police we don’t get to violate people’s constitutional rights because somebody in our chain of command tells us otherwise it’s not how this country works those are de facto arrests you know we’re violating people’s rights.”

Anderson made a second video on Monday explaining that he was contacted by the chief of police saying that if he openly defies the governor he cannot be a police officer.

The officer said that he was honored and humbled by the fact that his video was viewed millions of times and that he would not be removing it because he stands by what he says.

“My whole thought process while making that video was trying to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the public,” Officer Anderson said.

In the video, he continues on to explain that he was given an ultimatum: he needed to take it down or be terminated.

Since he refused, it will ultimately lead to his termination as an officer.

“The officer is currently on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. The Port does not comment on pending personnel matters,” the department said in a statement to KOMO News.

Chief Covey also wrote a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon addressing the situation and explaining that an officer’s right to free speech has limitations while they are in uniform.

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“I hired Greg, and he and I have always had a mutually respectful relationship. That respect continues to this day. He is clearly a good police officer and an exceptional American. That said, as a police officer wearing one of our uniforms, his right to speech has limitations on which he has been well-trained and that he has understood since joining the policing profession. Greg has always had the ability to express his opinions on what is going on in the country like all other Americans,” the post read. “However, he is not allowed to do so while on duty, wearing our uniform, wearing our badge and while driving our patrol car.”

A GoFundMe has been created to help Officer Anderson obtain legal representation. It had already raised nearly $350,000 by Wednesday morning.

“I am attempting to raise funds for them as they are going to seek legal representation and to help cover any costs that the unforeseen future brings during this drastic change in their lives. Thank you for your kind words and support,” the author of the fundraiser wrote.

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Women Harassed for Cleaning Black Lives Matter Vandalism Off Department of Veterans Affairs

“So you don’t care about black lives then?!” the woman shouted at them.

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Three women were harassed for daring to clean Black Lives Matter vandalism off the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC.

The woman filming herself harassing them accused them of misusing their “white privilege.”

The women were scrubbing the building down when they were confronted by the stranger who was filming them.

“Why are you guys removing Black Lives Matter’s graffiti?” the confrontational woman demanded.

One of the volunteers explained that they had tried to remove other vandalism on the building, but it wasn’t coming off, so they were just trying to clean up what they could.

“But why do you want that to come off?” the angry woman continued.

The good Samaritans explained that it is a federal building and vandalism, seemingly stating the obvious.

“So you don’t care about black lives then?!” the woman continued shouting at them.

Growing clearly exasperated, the young women explained that of course they care about black lives, while attempting to clean up the mess the group had left behind.

“But not enough to leave up a message?” the woman filming asked, becoming increasingly aggressive.

The girls explained that they’re just trying to clean the building.

“Not a great way to use your white privilege ladies,” the woman said. “That’s disgusting.”

Riots and protests have plagued cities across the nation for nine days. There has been theft, kidnapping, vandalism, looting, and even murder. Countless businesses have been destroyed. The rioters claim to be responding to the death of George Floyd last Monday while in custody of the Minneapolis Police.

DC has been facing protests and riots for six of those days.

At least 60 Secret Service agents were injured on the third day of the riots.

On Sunday, they lit the St. John’s Church on fire, which was built in 1816. Every sitting president has attended the church at least once since it was built.

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War is Peace: Twitter Trending Page Features Live Video of Portland Burning Under ‘Peaceful Protest’ Headline

Portland has been dealing with riots and aggressive protests for seven days.

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The Twitter trending tab went full Orwellian on Thursday evening while featuring the Portland “protests.”

The trending page was showing a live video with the headline “US Protests:  Thousands march in peaceful demonstrations through Portland.” The footage, contrary to the title, was a large fire just blocks away from the Justice Center, where mobs had gathered.

Multiple dumpsters and other structures were reportedly lit ablaze in the city around this time.

Shortly after a screen grab of the bizarre headline choice was tweeted by District Herald founder Cassandra Fairbanks, it was changed to “US protests: Thousands march in demonstrations through Portland.”

“A tow truck drives by with a wounded police vehicle, and people cheer raucously. One person shouts ‘burn that car,'” a journalist named Robert Evans tweeted from the protest.

Protests, riots, and general crime have taken over the United States for the last nine days following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody last week. There have been reported kidnappings, murders, attacks on police, widespread looting, arson and countless businesses vandalized and destroyed.

Portland has been dealing with riots and aggressive protests for seven of those days.

On Thursday, thousands of people gathered in Tom McCall Waterfront Park for what was largely a peaceful protest until nightfall.

“We’re going to be here every day. We don’t have an end date,” one of the speakers told the crowd at the park, according to a report from the Oregonian.

Around 9 p.m. local time, rumors began circulating of a confrontation between protesters and police, causing the crowd to disperse in different directions. Many headed to the Burnside Bridge or the Chapman Square park across the street from the Multnomah County Justice Center.

By 9:30 p.m., the Portland Police were reporting that they were seeing “criminal activity” with one of the groups of protesters.

The department repeatedly Tweeted throughout the night that “we support everyone’s First Amendment rights and want this to stay peaceful.”

“Those handing out fireworks, this is a peaceful crowd. We want it to remain peaceful. Do not throw fireworks at the crowd or officers. We have children in the crowd,” the department tweeted around 11:30 p.m.

 

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Rochester PD Seeks Help IDing Thugs Who Attacked Elderly Couple Trying to Protect Their Home

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

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Rochester Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a gang of rioters who violently attacked an elderly couple that was trying to protect their home from the looters.

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

“Do you know any of these men? Yesterday, May 30, these men violently attacked a store owner & her husband who were trying to protect their business from being looted. Please look at the video & still images. If you know any of them, please call Crime Stoppers @ 423-9300,” the Patrol Section Investigations for the Rochester Police Department said in a tweet.

They also released still images of the men they are attempting to identify.

In the shocking video footage of the incident, the woman pleads with the men who are terrorizing her to stop as they are smashing the Rochester Fire Equipment Company and the jewelry store next door. The criminals were attempting to loot the jewelry store.

The couple lives in an apartment above the shops.

The men continue menacing her and it seems like they may leave, then one of them turns and begins attacking her.

Her husband then runs over with a golf club and starts swinging, and is also brutally attacked, as he yelled for them to get away from his wife.

A man named Joe Painter was coming home from grocery shopping when he saw the incident happening and began filming.

“Painter, who says he is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, says it was one of the worst things he’s ever witnessed. He said he stopped recording abruptly because some of the people who attacked the woman in the video started running toward him,” WHAM reported.

Riots have completely overtaken most major cities for the last few days following the death of a black man in custody of Minneapolis Police officers. Democrat leaders have been reluctant to seem unsympathetic to the cause, so they have allowed looting, rioting, kidnapping, arson, and even murder to continue for days.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of small businesses have been destroyed in the mayhem.

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