Sunday, May 31, 2020

'No Blame?' ABC News finds 54 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults

Mod: Trump has quite obviously sided with the violent radical right with today's declarations. Which makes him as much a promoter of domestic terrorism as those he is pointing his short fingers at.

'No Blame?' ABC News finds 54 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults (ABC News link): President Donald Trump has repeatedly distanced himself from acts of violence in communities across America, dismissing critics who point to his rhetoric as a potential source of inspiration or comfort for anyone acting on even long-held beliefs of bigotry and hate.

"I think my rhetoric brings people together," he said last year, four days after a 21-year-old allegedly posted an anti-immigrant screed online and then allegedly opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 and injuring dozens of others.

But a nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 54 criminal cases where Trump was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault. After a Latino gas station attendant in Gainesville, Florida, was suddenly punched in the head by a white man, the victim could be heard on surveillance camera recounting the attacker’s own words: “He said, ‘This is for Trump.'" Charges were filed but the victim stopped pursuing them.

When police questioned a Washington state man about his threats to kill a local Syrian-born man, the suspect told police he wanted the victim to "get out of my country," adding, "That’s why I like Trump."

Reviewing police reports and court records, ABC News found that in at least 12 cases perpetrators hailed Trump in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically assaulting innocent victims. In another 18 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant's violent or threatening behavior.

Mod: Many more examples at the link.

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42 comments:

  1. By declaring Antifa a terrorist organization, but not the KKK or Nazis, Trump has done little about political violence in America. Instead he has just taken sides.

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  2. Not surprised, I'm certain he wants this unrest, it empowers his friends and 'good people' white nationalists, racists and corrupt evangelicals. He will put the states into martial law and stop the election no doubt.

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  3. Nobody should be surprised. This is how Trump is going to run his re-election campaign. Violence plays a key role.

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    1. I am really afraid for November 3. I'm sure there will be violence in the streets by these pro Trump Neo Nazi thugs, that we have allowed to arm themselves.

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    2. i may be afraid for Nov 3 also, but it cant get here fast enough.

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  4. Then you condemn the Clinton's because of their support and Hillary's mentor Senator Robert Bird; his Grand Wizard.

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    1. 1) The guy's name is spelled Byrd.

      2) You are a lying asshole.

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    2. Sure buddy, I’ll condemn if what you say it true.

      Is it?

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    3. Yes. His named was spelled "Byrd."

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd

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    4. Pesky apostrophes always give away Russian trolls.

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  5. Wow people watch the ABC News local channel? Are any viewers under the age of 40 years?

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    1. You need to switch over to The Cartoon Network. They have Sponge Bob.

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  6. Cannot even think of the elction outcome until we can save our postal sysytem

    Both issues very frightening.

    djt definetly will screw the election and refuse to leave withiut violence.
    Don't think if you support him he will support you

    Already thrown many" friends" under the bus....

    He only wants his supporters to stroke his ego at his whim.

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  7. What is ABC News poll after the rioting around this country last night?
    The evil that was captured on video by all networks had nothing to do with the alleged murder of Mr. George but had everything to do with the integrity of the same haters who accused the cop of committing a crime.
    How were their actions any different?
    How was destroying the lives and businesses of innocents any different?
    Sometimes evil is just evil and the world witnessed and was given a glimpse of evil in the USA .

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    1. In Weimer Germany, which was the era just before the Nazis took over in 1933, there were street battles between the far right and left. The center, which is the political bastion of any democracy, could not hold. I fear that is where we are headed now. The president has taken the side of the far right. While there will be plenty of broken windows, there are bigger issues.

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    2. Property can be replaced. People cannot.

      Besides, they all got insurance. Nice try whitewashing it all though.

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  8. Usually, a president would be in the news leading the country and demanding the rioting stops. Current president lacks the intelligence and desire to do that. VOTE BIDEN.

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    1. We really could use a president right now.

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  9. We have a President who will be reelected so get over yourself.

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    1. Down 11 points in the polls now, jerky. I think the American people have had enough crazy to last them a long time.

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    2. Plague, mass death, riots, economic collapse, 40 million on unemployment.

      Yep, that is quite a political platform.

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    3. 1:25 please tell us you haven’t procreated.

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  10. Ah yes the Nazi comparisons tactics; getting old.
    Breaking glass and men in brown were the equivalent of Antifa and the populace that did not speak up to protect their neighbors, divided we fall.
    Americans are Americans not divided by race, religion, gender or cultural differences.
    Those that choose to tear down and not build up their own nation as history has shown; fail.
    Witnessing China, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea; these are accepting expats so just go. Go now.YOU.Go.Go away. Go away now. Leave.

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    1. Interesting Tea Nut viewpoint. There were no Nazis in Germany, and those little douchebags carrying swatstika flags at certain Trump rallies? Well, as the Orange Fuhrer himself has said, they are very good people.

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    2. If you have never heard the "I Was Not a Nazi Polka," sung by the Chad Mitchell Trio, youtube it now!

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  11. Stock Market shares have not really dropped, been steady with exception of China swallowing Hong Kong and becoming a blanketed Communist nation.

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    1. 40 million have lost there jobs. 108,000 have died. The cities are on fire. And you have obviously lost your marbles.

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    2. China is communist?

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    3. That is how they identify themselves.

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    4. Nazis identified as socialist, too, when they were actually fascist.

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  12. Colossal suggestion from some actor out in Los Angeles, the police should use rubber bullets on all rioters, right on!

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  13. Joseph Gobbles would differ with Tattler poster on when the word Nazi was first used in Germany, try 1926. FACT CHECK.

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    1. Obviously this Gobbles guy you speak of was a real turkey.

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    2. 2:16 laid an egg.

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    3. The Nazi party in Germany came into existence in 1920, not 1926 as the Eggy has suggested.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Party

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    4. When the quarantine is over nobody tell 2:16.

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  14. As long as dumpy is in the WH the country is declaring itself BROKEN. When he leaves the destruction and destructors will still be there, but they will slide under their rocks like before. At least then hopefully sane leaders will find a way to repair some of the damage.

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  15. President a$$hole (djt) Trump was dismissive on phone call, George Floyd's family says. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/President-Trump-was-dismissive-on-phone-call-15306722.php

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  16. Trump’s beside himself. He called for a “MAGA Night” at the White House yesterday and no one showed up. He’s got to be terrified that his base won’t rescue him when he loses in November.

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    1. his base can go to hell with him when he loses in Nov. that will be part of our healing process.

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  17. I heard trump cowered in his bunker on Friday. Just like Adolf and Eva after their followers abandoned them.

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