House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally condemned violent protesters. On Thursday, the top Democrat slammed the nationwide unrest and said those causing destruction should be prosecuted.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has refuted the latest Democrat attacks on federal agents, who have been deployed to address the ongoing riots across the U.S. On Wednesday, he claimed the actions of DHS agents in riot stricken areas were appropriate and fully in line with the law.
Los Angeles sheriffs took 17 people into custody following a protest at their south station. Reports described the group as “aggressive anarchists” from out of town, who were looking to cause trouble.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has called on the Justice Department to take action against ongoing protests across the country. He believes DOJ officials should respond to the current unrest, just like they stepped in to stop organized crime.
Demonstrations broke out in Louisville ahead of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Various groups affiliated with “Black Lives Matter” came together to protest the killing of Breonna Taylor, which occurred earlier this year.
Police and rioters clashed during another lawless night in Portland. Authorities declared a riot Saturday night after at least three Molotov cocktails were thrown at police officers.
President Trump has expressed his support for a recent law enforcement operation, which resulted in the death of the man suspected of murdering a conservative protester. On Friday, the president suggested federal agents were needed due to inaction from local authorities.
Two officers were injured and eight demonstrators were arrested during a night of riots in Rochester, New York. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets Thursday night, marking the second night of demonstrations in the city.
The president of Portland’s Police Association has called on city officials to allow police to do their jobs. On Wednesday, Daryl Turner said the police could proactively stop a lot of violence if the City Council and police commissioner would step back.