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Federal officers stockpiled semiautomatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial ‘heat ray’ ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump’s photo op, a whistleblower says

Federal law-enforcement officers stocked up on semiautomatic rifles hours before forcefully clearing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by The Washington Post. Officers also unsuccessfully sought to obtain a controversial “heat ray” that can cause second-degree burns, according to the testimony, which was submitted […]
Federal officers stockpiled semiautomatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial ‘heat ray’ ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump’s photo op, a whistleblower says
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Lebanese forces fired tear gas at protesters who set fires and vandalised stores in anger over Beirut’s deadly explosion and the government mismanagement that caused it

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas on dozens of protesters Thursday night. They were demonstrating against the government’s ineptitude after a deadly explosion killed more than 100 people and injured 5,000 more on Tuesday. Authorities say the blast was started after a fire ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate stored […]
Lebanese forces fired tear gas at protesters who set fires and vandalised stores in anger over Beirut’s deadly explosion and the government mismanagement that caused it
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US police used excessive force at least 125 times in the 10 days after the police killing of George Floyd, according to a new report

Amnesty International documented 125 separate cases of excessive force by US security forces between May 26 and June 5. “The unnecessary and sometimes excessive use of force by police against protesters exhibits the very systemic racism and impunity they had taken to the streets to protest,” Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International’s […]
US police used excessive force at least 125 times in the 10 days after the police killing of George Floyd, according to a new report
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A journalist who’s worked with PBS and National Geographic tells us what it was like being shot in the eye by law enforcement in Portland

Trip Jennings, a videographer who has worked with PBS and National Geographic, was shot by law enforcement with a less-lethal round while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Oregon. Speaking to Business Insider, Jennings recounted the moment that federal agents began firing tear gas and pelting protesters with […]
A journalist who’s worked with PBS and National Geographic tells us what it was like being shot in the eye by law enforcement in Portland
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White House press secretary compares Trump’s photo-op outside St. John’s Church to Churchill’s bunker visits during WWII and Bush’s first pitch after 9/11

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump’s controversial Monday night photo opportunity outside a DC church to world leaders’ responses to World War II and the 9/11 terror attacks. To facilitate the photo-op, law enforcement violently dispelled peaceful protesters outside the White House on Monday evening using […]
White House press secretary compares Trump’s photo-op outside St. John’s Church to Churchill’s bunker visits during WWII and Bush’s first pitch after 9/11
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