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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, June 04, 2020

More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, according to an Associated Press tally of known arrests across the U.S.. Los Angeles has had more than a quarter of the national arrests, followed by New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. Many of the arrests have been for low-level offenses such as curfew violations and failure to disperse. Hundreds were arrested on burglary and looting charges.

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As cities were engulfed in unrest last week, politicians claimed that the majority of the protesters were outside agitators, including a contention by Minnesota's governor that 80 percent of the participants in the demonstrations were from out of state.

The arrests in Minneapolis during a frenzied weekend tell a different story. In a nearly 24-hour period from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, 41 of the 52 people cited with protest-related arrests had Minnesota driver's licenses, according to the Hennepin County sheriff.

In the nation's capital, 86 percent of the more than 400 people arrested as of Wednesday afternoon were from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

It is not known how many of the people arrested were locked up " an issue at a time when many of the nation's jails are dealing with coronavirus outbreaks. The protesters are often placed in zip-ties and hauled away from the scene in buses.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-06-04 09:01 AM | Reply

The flu kills more people, so why is this even news?
Why curfews?

Only Eberly knows.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-04 01:47 PM | Reply

Apparently the vast majority were arrested on non-violent charges while protesting peacefully.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-06-04 01:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apparently the vast majority were arrested on non-violent charges while protesting peacefully.
#3 | POSTED BY CORKY

That's how its done.

Arrest peaceful protesters knowing full well that they will never face conviction. They are taken off the streets and the protest gets decimated.

And now Trump wants to do it with unidentified law enforcement.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-04 01:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just the tip of the iceberg. With all the footage they're gathering, a lot of the thugs taking advantage of the protests will eventually be prosecuted. The I phones are worthless. So are the smart TV's.

#5 | Posted by willowby at 2020-06-04 09:52 PM | Reply

"a lot of the thugs taking advantage of the protests will eventually be prosecuted"

Fine with me, provided they prosecute the thugs in uniform with the same zeal.

Anyone think that's gonna happen? LOL

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-04 10:05 PM | Reply

They are gonna need some camps to keep them in.

Some internment camps.

Don't say we didn't warn you.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-06-04 10:27 PM | Reply

This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio.

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-05 07:59 AM | Reply

Apparently the vast majority were arrested on non-violent charges while protesting peacefully.
#3 | POSTED BY CORKY
That's how its done. Arrest peaceful protesters knowing full well that they will never face conviction. They are taken off the streets and the protest gets decimated.
#4 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Direct your attention toward the peaceful protesters then and you have no time to deal with the and rioters and looters. Then you can point to the rioters and looters to undermine the legitimacy of the protests. Maybe leave some piles of bricks along the protest route to encourage some to let their emotions get the best of them.

That's how it's done.

#9 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-06-05 08:07 AM | Reply

Has it ever been in reverse? Arrested more looters, vandals, and arsonists than protestors?

The protestors get arrested because they're not letting off steam. The others, well you have to let them vent.

#10 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-06-05 08:59 AM | Reply

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