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    (CNN)It should have been a happy occasion as Marcelo Arruda, a member of Brazil's left-wing Worker's Party, celebrated his 50th birthday with a politically-themed party over the weekend. Instead, deadly gunfire erupted at the gathering in the southern Brazilian city of Foz de Iguaçu, claiming Arruda's life in an apparent clash over politics that has drawn the nation's attention. The bloodshed underlines escalating tensions in Brazil as this fall's presidential elections approach, when former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will face off against incumbent rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro.Read MoreWhat happenedArruda's birthday party was underway Saturday at a local sporting club when a prison guard named Jorge Guaranho arrived chanting Bolsonaro's name, CNN Brasil has reported. Guaranho, an ardent Bolsonaro supporter, was asked to leave with his family -- but returned minutes later with a gun, Arruda's son Leonardo told CNN Brasil. Guaranho and Arruda, a member of the local security forces, exchanged fire. "My father said 'Man, get out of my party. I'm a cop, get out. Let me enjoy my party in peace.' And the guy pointed...
    AN anti-gun protest has descended into chaos after man appeared to storm the stage during a moment of silence marking the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The man allegedly threw an object into the crowd at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC and screamed "I am the gun," as he was detained. 1A counter-protester is detained after jumping onto stage during a moment of silence at a March for Our Lives protest in Washington, DCCredit: Getty People were seen cowering on the floor or running away. One speaker, Erica Ford, with the New York City Crisis Management System yelled into the crowd, "do not run," WUSA reports. Speakers on the stage later assured the crowd that the man was not armed and they were not in danger. The incident happened on the National Mall. The man was identified as a pro-gun demonstrator by Park Police, who also confirmed no weapons were found.
    Thousands of gun control advocates are expected to rally Saturday in Washington, DC, and across the country in a nationwide “March for Our Lives” protest following the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.    
    Chuck Alberts, the president of the Lansing Teachers Association, was one of the dozens of people standing in front of the Michigan Capitol Tuesday night as lawmakers made their way home. “We can’t just keep legislating schools into fortified areas,” said Chuck Alberts, Lansing Teachers Association president. “We really have to talk about the risk that are out there in our society that are impacting schools. We need legislation for that. What we really hope is that educators get to go to the table and talk about our experiences and what some real solutions would be.” READ MORE: Michigan Supreme Court Says Dues Going Up $100 For LawyersHe says the goal was to remind legislators of the real people affected by school violence. One parent says she’s concerned about rifles falling into the wrong hands and wants a ban on AR-15s. “It doesn’t matter if they are being sold to a rifle gun owner, a safe person now. we’re going to continue to see this happen, we’re going to see it happen more because these guns are going to end...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A youth rally will be held at Philadelphia’s City Hall Tuesday morning demanding action around gun violence. It will be streamed on CBS News Philly and is expected to begin at 11 a.m. What: Enough is Enough Students Against Gun Violence rally at City Hall Who: Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, Students from Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School, Boys Latin of Philadelphia, Imhotep Institute Charter School, Mastery Shoemaker, Mathematics Civics and Science Charter School, Overbrook, Parkway Northwest, Strawberry Mansion and Universal Audenried Charter School, and Founder of Sankofa Freedom Academy Dr. Ayesha Imani When: Tuesday, May 31 Time: 11 a.m. Where: In the player above or on your streaming device through CBS News Philly The youth-led group aims to bring young people into the advocacy around gun violence prevention. Nine area high schools created a survey for students, by students to best understand the impacts of gun violence on young people. It also included youth recommendations for gun violence prevention and intervention efforts. The results of the survey will be discussed at...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — People are rallying against gun violence in Philadelphia in the wake of the Texas mass shooting at an elementary school that left 19 children and two teachers dead. They’re calling for action and say these types of incidents are preventable.  Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, are scheduled to speak at a news conference on Friday afternoon. The briefing and rally are sponsored by CeaseFirePA.  READ MORE: 5 People Killed, 2 Others Injured In Pottstown House Explosion, Officials SayThey say there are a number of bills that are stalled in Harrisburg that could help prevent shootings like what happened in Texas. Earlier this week, Democrats in the Republican-led house failed to pass a package of bills geared at gun control.   The package has been stalled for years. It included bills that would ban assault weapons, reporting stolen or lost guns, safe storage and allow local governments to enact their own laws.   House Republicans blocked the efforts to put the bills up for a vote. The vote was...
    According to journalist and author Andy Ngo, Brown is also a Black Lives Matter activist, and a huge fan of Communist leaders Che Guevara, Chairman Mao, and Ibrahim Frantz Fanon — in addition to David Hogg, of course. Breaking: The suspect arrested over the attempted assassination of Louisville mayoral candidate @RunWithCraig has been identified as Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), a #BLM activist & black nationalist championed by Obama & @JoyAnnReid. He was also a writer for @courierjournal.pic.twitter.com/PKwuIAwg4x — Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1644940069 Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), the black nationalist & #BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a Louisville mayoral candidate, was recognized by the Obama Foundation & got to meet the former president. He was also championed by race hustlers @JoyAnnReid & @TheRevAl.pic.twitter.com/T0LlNxNFZo — Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1644941094 "They will be Che, they will be Mao, they will be Fanon." Louisville assassination suspect Quintez Brown praised communist leaders & critical race theorist Ibrahim Frantz Fanon. Brown's social media is filled with radical communist posts & leftist racial grievance propaganda.#BLMpic.twitter.com/XVoXkpdKDn — Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08...
    Boise Town Square shooter Jacob Bergquist posed for this photo as a promotion for his videos on social media. The man who opened fire at a mall in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, killing two people and injuring five others before being fatally wounded by police, was a far-right gun extremist who had expressed an animus towards Latinos and other minorities—and who not only carried a gun into the Idaho governor’s office, but also turned up armed at an April antifascist protest in Boise and menaced demonstrators, Daily Kos has learned. Jacob Bergquist, 27, was a convicted felon who had moved to Idaho a few years ago and had apparently developed an obsession with establishing his right to carry a firearm under Idaho law, a review of his social media posts indicates. He died Monday at a Boise hospital after being shot during the culmination of a shooting rampage inside Boise Towne Square, the state’s largest shopping mall. Bergquist shot and killed a security guard, Jo Acker, 26, of Caldwell, and a Latino man, Roberto Padilla Arguelles, 49, who lived in Rupert....
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer has seen enough game-deciding kicks in eight years as coach of the Minnesota Vikings, with outcomes more often than not favoring the other team, that he usually turns away. “I’m usually saying, if they’re kicking, ‘Miss this, blankety-blank,’ and if we’re kicking it it’s, ‘Make this, blankety-blank,'” Zimmer said with a slight smile. READ MORE: Tommies Top Valparaiso 20-13 For Homecoming VictoryThis time, after a near-collapse against the winless Detroit Lions, the Vikings wound up with the better view. Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Vikings a 19-17 victory over the Lions on Sunday after new Detroit coach Dan Campbell successfully called for the go-ahead 2-point conversion try with 37 seconds left. “I’m proud of our guys the way they fought. Not particularly proud of the way we played, though,” said Zimmer, who watched the Vikings (2-3) lose a 10-point lead with less than three minutes left. Joseph made four field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder, as the Vikings casually played a field position game until the extra-safe...
    Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions on Sunday after new Detroit coach Dan Campbell successfully called for the go-ahead 2-point conversion try with 37 seconds left. Joseph made four field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder, as the Vikings (2-3) casually played the field position game until the extra-safe strategy nearly cost them a must-have victory. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM After Joseph's 49-yard attempt with 3:17 remaining strangely fell short, the Lions (0-5) went the other way for Austin Seibert's third field goal to pull within 16-9. Alexander Mattison, who ably filled in for the injured Dalvin Cook with 153 total yards and a second quarter touchdown catch, had the ball ripped away by Jalen Reeves-Maybin on a third-and-7 run from the Minnesota 21 right after the 2-minute warning with Detroit out of timeouts. Three plays later, D'Andre Swift had the Lions in the end zone with 7-yard run. Instead of settling for the tie, Campbell kept the offense on the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was arrested by Capitol Police for illegally possessing a gun on the grounds of the Capitol after people in the crowd reported seeing him with a handgun and notified nearby officers. His arrest and presence at the event were surprising because the rally was billed as an event to support those who have been charged in January’s riot. That riot left dozens of police officers beaten, bloodied and bruised as the crowd of pro-Trump rioters, some armed with pipes, bats and bear spray, charged into the Capitol, quickly overrunning the overwhelmed police force. During January’s riot, one officer was beaten and shocked with a stun gun repeatedly until he had a heart attack; another was foaming at the mouth and screaming for help as rioters crushed him between...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Peace not guns. More neighborhoods are rallying to curb gun violence in Philadelphia. It comes as the city takes more action to protect children from gunfire. It appears that we cover these types of rallies at least once a week or more. READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy To Announce Mask Requirement For K-12 Students This Fall, Sources Say On Thursday, people who lost loved ones to gun violence were not only in attendance, but they also made some demands. “I need gun laws to be more stricter, it’s too many guns on the street,” mother Tamika Morales said. “I think the city needs to put up cameras. They’re not going to shoot anybody if they know they are being watched,” mother Angela Ford said. Families held pictures of their loved ones killed to gun violence. “This is my son, Ahmad Morales. He was murdered July 3, 2020,” Morales said. Ahmad was only 24 years old. “Just walking to the store in South Philly,” Morales said. This father was only 30 years old. READ MORE: Police...
    WHITE PLAINS, Westchester County (WABC) -- A rally was held outside the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains Thursday to urge the U.S. Senate to pass background check legislation for gun purchases.Volunteers with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action hosted the event as part of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's "Road Trip for Background Checks."The groups said Westchester was the next stop on the nationwide tour, all headed towards Washington, D.C., to deliver their message to senators."93% of Americans and more than 85% of Republicans support legislation to expand background checks," Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said. "It's not a partisan issue. It's not a political issue. It's a safety issue."Among those in attendance was Nadine McKenzie, founder of the Shamoya McKenzie Foundation, after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by gunfire.RELATED | Principal: Mount Vernon girl killed by stray bullet was 'shining star'Shamoya McKenzie was on her way home from basketball practice when a bullet meant for a rival gang member struck the teen while she was sitting in her mother's car.McKenzie was talented and ambitious, and...
    Sacha Baron Cohen has claimed he 'can't' return to the role of Borat as he fears for his life, after nearly being shot at a pro-Trump gun rally in the film's sequel. The comedian, 49, spoke on NPR's Fresh Air on Wednesday, claiming his days getting in disguise were over as he felt his luck would 'run out' eventually. He also claimed he only recreated the character in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm as he wanted to 'take a stand' against President Donald Trump, and persuade people to vote against him in the 2020 election. 'At some point, your luck runs out': Sacha Baron Cohen claimed on Wednesday he 'can't' reprise Borat role in future as he fears for his life after nearly being shot while filming sequel When asked if he'd consider going undercover again, Sacha reflected: 'I think I'd be mad to. I was so angry with what was going on in America. And I'm not an American citizen, but I was scared for America. 'I was scared for the rest of the world because I knew that if - I felt...
    Tatiana Turne, who allegedly plowed her car into supporters of Donald Trump during a California rally in September, has been hit with a slew of additional charges.  A Black Lives Matter activist who allegedly plowed her car into supporters of Donald Trump during a California rally in September, has been hit with a slew of additional charges. Tatiana Turner, 40, has now been accused of using a stun gun against a counter-protester at the September 26 BLM march she organized in Yorba Linda, where she allegedly also ran over a Trump supporter. Turner is also accused of beating two men with a four-foot-long rod at a Seal Beach rally on August 29. The Long Beach activist has now racked up a total of 13 felony charges stemming from her violence at the two protests, including: one felony count of attempted premeditated murder and six felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one of which caused 'great bodily injury.'   Turner has also been charged with two felony counts of the use of pepper spray by a felon in connection with the...
    By Julia Harte, Julio-Cesar Chavez | Reuters RICHMOND, Va. – Police stopped a car of Black men and confiscated two of their guns at Virginia’s annual “Lobby Day” on Monday while white gun rights activists defied local laws unimpeded in the state capital of Richmond. In a day with racial tensions on display, Black protesters denounced what they called a double standard in a state where people are free to openly carry firearms. Virginians converge on the capitol each Lobby Day to petition state legislators on issues of public interest, but the day has been dominated by gun rights activists in recent years. It coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which honors the slain civil rights hero. Reuters witnessed the police stop of the African Americans, which stood in contrast to dozens of white pro-gun activists on foot and in hundreds of trucks that drove through Richmond’s streets flying “Guns Save Lives” flags without police interceding. They were stopped one block from Richmond’s memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, less than an hour after a white, anti-government “boogaloo”...
    At least nine people were arrested late Saturday at a protest in Brooklyn over an NYPD officer accused of pulling out his gun during an earlier Black Lives Matter rally. A large group first gathered outside the Barclays Center, where videos online show NYPD officers immediately warning via loudspeaker that those blocking the roadway would be arrested. A line of officers — many on bicycles — kept the protesters on sidewalks as they marched to the NYPD’s 84th Precinct, where the officer they were calling on to be fired is allegedly stationed. Videos show crowds growing increasingly hostile as officers make arrests, with someone repeatedly screaming, “How many officers does it take?” The protest was sparked by a video Tuesday showing a maskless officer appearing to temporarily unholster his service weapon during a protest, holding it close to his body and pointing down. He soon re-secured the gun in his holster as the crowd repeatedly screamed abuse at him, calling him a “p—y!,” videos show. Filed under barclays center ,  brooklyn ,  nypd ,  police officers ,  protests ,  1/17/21
    A gun-toting Mississippian who sung the Star Spangled Banner at a Trump rally was last night crowned Miss USA. Asya Branch, 22, impressed judges with her discussion of how the country had 'lost trust' in the media at the Elvis Presley-themed finals at the Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.  Branch, a marketing major at Ole Miss, became the first African American to be named Miss Mississippi USA in 2018 and is the first Mississippian to win the title. She told the socially-distanced audience how she had participated in a White House roundtable on criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump - who used to own the pageant - and that she was passionate about the second amendment.  Asya Branch speaking about gun laws from Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, last night as runner-up Kelly Hutchinson, Miss Alabama, stands behind Branch performing the national anthem at a Trump rally in Southhaven, Mississippi, in October 2018 Branch described how she had participated in a White House roundtable on criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump and was deeply concerned with the...
    On Monday night, after a months-long delay due to the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, a new Miss USA was finally crowned at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Reigning Miss Mississippi USA Asya Branch secured the coveted title against the blinding backdrop of the sparkling, rhinestone-encrusted masks of her fellow contestants (chosen to match their equally shiny Sherri Hill gowns, of course). The 22-year-old Ole Miss grad made history when she became the first Black Miss Mississippi in 2018. In her introductory video at the beginning of the Miss USA broadcast, she spoke about her passion for criminal justice reform, citing her participation in a roundtable on the subject with President Trump. The prison reform roundtable was not the only time Branch has been in close proximity to the recently-defeated president. She also performed the National Anthem at a Trump rally in Southaven, Mississippi, in October of 2018. In the caption of an Instagram post from the event, she wrote, “Incredible honor to sing the national anthem tonight in Southaven for the President Trump rally,” punctuated with an American flag...
    Police say someone drove by a street corner rally for President Donald Trump in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and fired into the crowd with a pellet gun, striking two supporters of the president. Fort Lauderdale police said the two adult victims were treated at the scene for minor injuries and released. Witnesses said that they saw a black Porsche SUV round the corner they have called "Freedom Corner" before the shots rang out. Trump supporter Celeste Ellich told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that they had experienced drivers throwing water bottles at them but this was the first time someone shot at them with a pellet gun. "You still should be able to stand there and peacefully protest," said Ellich. "I was waiting for something like this to potentially happen." One of the victims spoke to WSVN-TV about the attack. "I didn't come out here looking for trouble, I came out here with a flag to support my president!" said an emotional Evelyn Alvarez. She showed...
    Donald Trump Jr. laid out a whole scenario of what would happen to him in jail if he was in Hunter Biden's shoes, speaking to a crowd at a Daytona Beach shooting range - that also features a bar.  'I'd be in jail a long time ago,' Trump Jr. said. 'I'd call my friend Kyle, I'd say put me on the phone, I'll be in Rikers Island prison, I'd be feeding quarters into a pay phone trying to do a little rally.'  He made a phone motion and said, 'My buddy would be holding this up here.'  'I'd try to give a stump speech doing my best not to drop the soap,' he said to laughter. 'It's true!'  Donald Trump Jr. laid out an entire scenario of trying to campaign from jail - if he was as corrupt as Hunter Biden - during a stop at a Daytona Beach gun range Wednesday  Donald Trump Jr. (right) gives a thumbs up alongside Republican Rep. Michael Waltz before his Daytona Beach, Florida campaign stop Wednesday  Outdoors more Trump supporters...
    A passenger in a rapper's vehicle was arrested Saturday on weapon charges after being accused of pointing a gun at a person amid a rally supporting President Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, California. What are the details?Beverly Hills police said they received a report just after 5 p.m. of an individual saying someone in a vehicle pointed a gun at him near South Santa Monica Boulevard and North Beverly Drive — and that he took note of the license plate. A vehicle with a matching plate was stopped after driving past the pro-Trump rally, the Los Angeles Times reported. The vehicle's driver was rapper Offset, the Times said. Offset is the husband of famed singer Cardi B, known far and wide for the sexually charged song "WAP," which glorifies woman as prostitutes. Offset recorded part of the interaction with police on Instagram Live. "You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag!" Offset tells an officer who repeatedly asks him to shut off the vehicle. But Offset insists on keeping his hands on the steering wheel...
    A MAGA supporter was filmed pulling out and aiming a handgun at a group of Anti-Trump demonstrators during a confrontation in suburban Seattle on Saturday.  The incident happened at around 3:30pm local time when a group of anti-Trump activists - consisting mostly female teens and young adults - gathered in Woodinville to oppose another group that had been rallying in support of the president at an intersection. A video captured from the scene shows the man, dressed in a pro-Trump hat and brown jacket, brandishing the firearm and holding it up parallel to his head towards the rival crowd, warning them to ‘get the f*** away’. A woman is seen immediately running towards the man, and placing her arms on his as she attempts to lead him away from the crowd. The situation escalated when someone flung a bucket of liquid at the man, Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff's Office told the Seattle Times.  Scroll down for video  A police investigation has been launched after a Trump supporter was filmed pulling out and aiming a handgun...
    HOLLYWOOD DRAMA Cardi B "seen screaming 'my husband’s not armed'" at cops after Offset was "detained" for allegedly waving a loaded gun at a Trump rally on Saturday. A video emerged showing Cardi shrieking at police after her husband was briefly held by cops for "waving guns" at people while driving through Trump's campaign event in Beverly Hills, California. 9Cardi was heard in a frantic video screaming that Offset 'is not armed'Credit: Refer to Caption 9Offset recorded the incident on his Instagram LiveCredit: Instagram 9His distressed wife told cops 'let me record it' after he was allegedly waving a gun' at people attending the rallyCredit: Twitter "Why are you pointing a gun at him," she can be heard shouting. "No. No. Let me record it. No. No. No. No [inaudible]. This is crazy, this is crazy. He’s not armed. My husband is not armed," according to the Daily Mail. Offset released a statement about the rally incident, Billboard reported. "Artist and Philanthropist Offset was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Department following an attack by aggressive Trump...
    VIDEO has emerged showing a Donald Trump supporter pulling a handgun on teenage girls after he was splashed with water.  The drama unfolded in Woodinville, Washington, after a man was apparently soaked at an unofficial Trump rally.  ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 7The Trump supporter waves a gun while swearingCredit: Twitter 7He is pulled back from the girlsCredit: Twitter The clip begins with a furious man, who is dressed in a light brown coat and wearing a Trump baseball cap, brandishing a gun and swearing. Meanwhile a girl can be heard yelling: "Hey, hey, hey gun!" A woman then pushes the man back, as the young woman videoing screams: "What’s your name, what’s your name? I’m calling the police. "What’s your name, what's your name.. because I’ve got it on video. "You pulled a gun… on girls." 'IT'S WATER YOU SNOWFLAKE' The Trump fan then wipes his face and shouts: "It’s f***ing spit." The girl then yells back: "It’s f***ing water you snowflake." The clip then ends. It is unclear...
    Donald Trump told a rally in Iowa on Wednesday night that Joe Biden was 'a corrupt politician who should not be allowed to run for the presidency', accusing him of running a 'massive pay for play scandal at the heart' of government and dragging his son and his brother into the mess. With less than three weeks to go until the U.S. presidential election, the president is trying to make up for time lost on the campaign trail during his recent bout with the coronavirus.  With many in the crowd, unusually, appearing to wear face masks, Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy, telling them they had 'not come this far only to send our country back to the depraved Washington swamp.' He said, to huge cheers, that in 2016 they decided to 'fire the tired and dejected political class' and put America first.  His initial remarks were focused on Biden, and his son Hunter.  'We've just learnt that Joe Biden has been lying about his involvement in his son's business dealings,' said Trump, in his opening salvo. 'This is a...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fired a handgun at a semitrailer during a Trump vehicle rally reacted out of fear for his life after the truck driver taunted participants and hit his vehicle, his lawyer said Tuesday as an assistant prosecutor declared the case “severely undercharged.” Todd Crawford, 58, had his bond set at $250,000 on Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Crawford appeared in court by video from a Franklin County jail, but has since posted bond and is no longer in custody, his attorney Jon J. Saia said. On Saturday, Hilliard police said a semitrailer driver on Interstate I-270 North called emergency dispatchers to report that another driver in a pickup had fired a weapon toward his vehicle following an altercation between the two drivers. No one was injured. After initially driving away, Crawford turned himself into police, the newspaper reported. He is charged with discharge of a firearm over a highway, a third-degree felony. In the hearing Tuesday, Assistant Prosecutor Megan Davis argued for a high bond in part because...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Preparations are underway outside the Pennsylvania Capitol building for an annual gun rights rally that has drawn hundreds and hundreds of supporters in recent years. The event being held Tuesday on the Capitol’s front stops is usually attended a smattering of lawmakers. The state House is in session on Tuesday. At least year’s Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arm, attendees were vocal in their opposition to gun regulations that Democratic Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto had recently signed. Adam Garber, executive director of Cease Fire PA, which advocates to reduce the harm done by firearms, says about 1,600 people were killed by guns in Pennsylvania since last year’s gun rights rally. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police are investigating a confrontation in which a man pointed a gun toward protesters outside a campaign rally for a Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware. Lauren Witzke, the Republican challenger to Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, said she saw a video of Thursday’s incident and denounced the behavior of the armed man, whom she identified as one of her supporters. “Firearms should only ever be used to defend life and property,” she said Friday in a post on her campaign’s Facebook page. “I denounce this behavior completely, and will support law enforcement as they work to resolve the situation.” Delaware State Police Cpl. Jason Hatchell told the News Journal that troopers monitoring the rally were about a block away when the incident occurred outside the state Republican Party’s headquarters. “In this particular case, once troopers were notified of the incident, they responded to contact the suspect, but he had fled the area,” Hatchell said. The incident remains under investigation, he said. Protest organizer Kristina Kelly said police were slow to react. “I...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police are investigating a confrontation in which a man pointed a gun toward protesters outside a campaign rally for a Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware. Lauren Witzke, the Republican challenger to Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, said she saw a video of Thursday's incident and denounced the behavior of the armed man, whom she identified as one of her supporters. “Firearms should only ever be used to defend life and property,” she said Friday in a post on her campaign's Facebook page. “I denounce this behavior completely, and will support law enforcement as they work to resolve the situation.” Delaware State Police Cpl. Jason Hatchell told the News Journal that troopers monitoring the rally were about a block away when the incident occurred outside the state Republican Party's headquarters. “In this particular case, once troopers were notified of the incident, they responded to contact the suspect, but he had fled the area,” Hatchell said. The incident remains under investigation, he said. Protest organizer Kristina Kelly said police were slow to react. “I...
    The city of Tallahassee, Fla., decided against charging a man who pointed a pistol at a Black Lives Matter protester on Saturday after police found that the man brandished the weapon in self-defense. About 150 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in front of the Florida Historic Capitol building on Saturday to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC), which organized the protest, did not contact police beforehand or receive a permit for the demonstration, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. A man showed up at the rally and began filming the protesters before one pushed him down and a mob began to surround him. The city described the incident in a press release on Sunday: During the protest, a white male entered the crowd and began documenting the protest. That individual was pushed from behind by a white protester, which led to a physical altercation between the individual and several other white males. During the altercation, the individual was knocked to the ground. He got back to his feet and brandished a gun....
    A man was filmed pulling a handgun on Black Lives Matter protesters at a rally in Florida — then freed without charges after other footage showed him being punched and knocked to the ground, cops said. Initial footage from Saturday’s rally in Tallahassee showed an apparent counter-protester being confronted — then brandishing a handgun, forcing one man to drop to his knees with his hands up in surrender. But police — who pounced on him within seconds — later released other clips that showed he had pulled the gun after he’d been punched to the ground and jumped on by at least half-a-dozen protesters. That initial attack was missing from the initial protester’s clip — with the woman filming it suddenly cutting to a close up of her face as she screamed “he has a gun!” when he was being mobbed. The gunman had quickly put down his gun and dropped to his knees, then belly, when an officer pounced on him with his own weapon drawn, the clips showed. He was released without charge. “The evidence confirmed the physical...
    A man was filmed pulling a handgun on Black Lives Matter protesters at a rally in Florida — then freed without charges after other footage showed him being punched and knocked to the ground, cops said. Initial footage from Saturday’s rally in Tallahassee showed an apparent counter-protester being confronted — then brandishing a handgun, forcing one man to drop to his knees with his hands up in surrender. But police — who pounced on him within seconds — later released other clips that showed he had pulled the gun after he’d been punched to the ground and jumped on by at least half-a-dozen protesters. That initial attack was missing from the initial protester’s clip — with the woman filming it suddenly cutting to a close up of her face as she screamed “he has a gun!” when he was being mobbed. The gunman had quickly put down his gun and dropped to his knees, then belly, when an officer pounced on him with his own weapon drawn, the clips showed. He was released without charge. “The evidence confirmed the physical...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- United by their sorrow, mothers pleaded for the gun violence that claimed the lives of their children to end at a rally at Daley Plaza on Saturday.The group, Mothers United Against Justice, included Janet Cooksey. Her son Quintonio Legrier was shot and killed by Chicago police in December 2015."We're tired," Cooksey said. "We're tired, but I won't go away."U.S. Senator Dick Durbin also attended in support of funding violence prevention programs."What we find in the shooters and victims is 92 percent of them have been victims of violence or witnessed trauma in their lives that many of us have never seen, ever," Durbin said.Englewood neighborhood resident Ladonna Evans said she empathizes with the mothers, but says police are not always the enemy.Evans' son was killed in a drive-by shooting three years ago Sunday."We're here for justice for people who the police shoot, but where's our justice?" she said.Ladonna Neely wondered the same thing as she clung to a picture of her son Walter who was killed in 2014. His attackers were arrested and charged, but beat the...
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