The furor that prompted some dissidents to riot during the early days of unrest has mostly settled. The rioting of police officers inflamed by ongoing challenges to their authority has not. read more
An attorney representing Fox News reportedly made an interrogative statement in federal court that directly called into question the news value of the number one host in all of cable news. "Would a reasonable viewer be coming here and thinking this is where I'm going to be hearing the news of the day?" Fox News attorney Erin Murphy asked U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil during a hearing conducted via telephone on Wednesday, according to Law360 reporter Frank G. Runyeon's account of what was said. "There's no statement that a reasonable viewer would understand in this context to state something provably false," Murphy added"explicitly invoking the word "hyperbolic" to make her client's case. "It's not the front page of the New York Times," Murphy continued. "It's Tucker Carlson Tonight. It is a commentary show. Where you're going to hear opinion and spirited debate."
"We are receiving reports about vigilante groups possibly instigating this violence," Police Chief Michael Geier was quoted in a department tweet as saying. "If this is true will be holding them accountable to the fullest extent of the law, including federal hate group designation and prosecution."
The Fort Lauderdale patrol officer who inflamed a tense demonstration on Sunday, knocking over a seated protester just before a peaceful protest against police abuse turned violent, has been reviewed by internal affairs for using force 79 times in his roughly three-and-half years on the force, according to department records.
Four years ago, we publicly stated our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms. To do that, we are calling for four things: read more