Morning Greatness: Gunfire, Arson, Explosives at Weekend Riots

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The President participates in a greeting with the Walking Marine, Terry Sharpe
  • President Trump participates in a tour of Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, North Carolina

Weekend riot debrief

Let’s get started.

In Aurora, Colorado a group of rioters were marching on Interstate 225 (I’m pretty sure this is illegal) and shots were fired at a vehicle driving on the road. The shooter ended up hitting two protestors with his gun fire. Here’s the gunman (obviously a tea partier or a bugaloo dude) and the police are looking for him:

The rioters returned to the Aurora police department building, tore down a fence and then police declared an unlawful assembly. “APD tweeted that the protesters were no longer peaceful, as they were throwing objects, shining lasers and shooting large fireworks at officers. They had broken windows to the courthouses and started a fire in an office, APD said.”

Over in Austin, Texas we had a BLM rioter shot and killed after he approached a driver who ended up in the middle of a street march.

An Austin Police spokesperson said officers were monitoring the protest when the shooting happened around 9:52 p.m. According to initial reports, APD said, the victim approached the suspect’s vehicle and may have been carrying a rifle.

The suspect inside the vehicle then shot the victim, police said. The suspect has been detained and is cooperating with officers, the APD spokesperson said.

He was carrying a rifle, he was pointing an AK-47 at the driver.  “Initial reports indicate the suspect was carrying a rifle and shot at the victim, who was in his car, police told a briefing. The suspect has been detained, they said,” according to Breitbart. So, yes, people with guns will shoot back when they are trapped in a mob of aggressors with bullets coming their way. Fox News reports:

Multiple armed protesters approached the car, at which point the driver fired several shots before speeding away, witnesses said. They added that several of the protesters returned fire as the driver made his escape, with police confirming at least three people opened fire. Garrett Foster, 28, was shot and killed.

The unnamed driver said he shot at Foster because the protester had pointed his rifle toward him.

Why not just let the car through? Why approach him guns? What would you think if you were in a car blocked by a crowd and people approached you with guns pointed at you?

Riots in Portland, Oregon continued over the weekend and there was gunfire.  “As police were securing the scene a person arrived at a hospital by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound, non-life-threatening,” police said in a statement. “That person seems to have been associated with the incident near SW 4th Avenue and SW Salmon Street. Portland Police are still investigating.”

There were also incidents in Seattle, involving explosives. “Police declared a riot Saturday afternoon after another day of peaceful protest [LOL] was hijacked by looters who injured 21 police officers, lit ‘explosive’ fires and caused widespread damage in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. ”

In Los Angeles, there were attacks on federal buildings and some street take-overs. The corporate media doesn’t report this on their websites, the only way to see this is to find footage on Twitter. Who knows how long it will be before Twitter stops allowing these videos to be posted.

In Oakland, California there was some arson and vandalism.

“Agitators within the crowd of demonstrators have set the Alameda County Superior Courthouse on fire. Please avoid the area. We are calling for peace and to have safe spaces and safe places for tonight’s demonstration. #WallofMoms,” the Oakland police tweeted around 10:30 p.m. on Friday. A video shot by a journalist for the Associated Press showed a fire in the courthouse lobby.

Police declared an unlawful assembly shortly before midnight and wrote: “Some in the crowd are throwing projectiles and pointing illegal lasers at officers. We are using signs and giving vocal commands to the crowd if the assaults continue chemicals will be deployed.”

Hopping over to Eugene, Oregon we find:

Last but not least, we have the NFAC, the Not F*cking Around Coalition in Louisville, Kentucky who were f*cking around with gun safety and accidentally shot each another! One of the members of the NFAC spoke to throngs of protesters and said “we had a little accident, it happens,” the reporter said.

Riots/Protests/Black Lives Matter/Police:

Protesters vandalize police union building in Baltimore

Cotton called out for remarks on slavery in criticism of 1619 Project

Mike Ditka: Kneeling athletes should ‘get the hell out of the country’

Portland protester ‘Naked Athena’ speaks out: ‘I am notoriously naked’

Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago after ‘demonstrations that became unsafe’

ProPublica posts NYPD records, bypassing judge’s blockade

WATCH: Leftists Target DHS Secretary Chad Wolf’s Private Home

Thousands Turn Out for Long Island’s ‘Back the Blue’ Rally

Oregon High School Football Coach Says He was Fired Because He’s a Cop

Coronavirus news:

Flu and pneumonia shots may lower risk for Alzheimer’s, studies find

New COVID-19 treatments may be days away, Mark Meadows says

Trump administration invests $472M more in Moderna vaccine candidate

Internal FEMA memo reveals Arizona coronavirus patients taken to New Mexico over staffing shortages: report

Some US police resist enforcing coronavirus mask mandates

Citing his focus on the coronavirus, Trump says he won’t throw out 1st pitch at Yankee Stadium next month

Nancy Pelosi Vows to Block Coronavirus Liability Protections

SCOTUS Refuses to Intervene for Nevada Church Seeking Relief from State’s 50-Person Cap on Attendance

Other morsels:

US consulate in Chengdu officially shuts in retaliation for Houston closure

Olivia de Havilland, ‘Gone With the Wind’ actress and Hollywood royalty, dies at 104

Biden Staffers: Campaign Is ‘Suppressing the Hispanic Vote’ in Florida

Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request

Chris Wallace Says Biden Campaign Declined Interview, Promises To ‘Keep Asking Every Week’

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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