Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be facing federal charges after her performance at and following her visit to the migrant camps two weeks ago. Her inflammatory lies about the conditions and about ICE and Border Patrol Agents is being viewed by many in law enforcement as an “attempt to cause civil unrest”, or, put another way, an attempt to cause a riot.
Cortez famously cried at the camp gates, lamenting horrible conditions, but it’s since been revealed that she was crying at an empty parking lot, not at what she had witnessed inside the buildings. She was heard to say, “The cars! Look at all the cars! They’re destroying Mother Earth!” This would seem to indicate that she saw nothing weep-worthy about the housing but rather that she was saddened about her usual environmental nonsense. Her “Green New Deal” sure does seem to lower her mood. She should just drop it for the sake of her sanity.
AOC went on to moan about personnel, lying about them by saying the border patrol crammed 1000 people into spaces meant for 100. The true number of occupants was only 800. She said the prisoners had to drink from toilets. So what? Who doesn’t? She said children walked around in dirty diapers. Bootstraps!
All of this is being seen by the AG as an attempt to stir people up and cause them to storm the camps. The planned, “Storm Area 51”, may be the test run, according to Barr.
Police cars were set aflame, freeways were blocked, windows were shattered and authorities deployed tear gas and even rubber bullets. Multiple governors activated the National Guard and curfews were enacted in several major cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Louisville, Denver, Miami and Milwaukee.
Here are some significant developments:
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to help enforce a citywide curfew as violent demonstrations continue on the streets of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti initially resisted using troops because he did not want to evoke memories of the 1992 Rodney King riots. But conditions have continued to deteriorate in sections of the city where businesses were ransacked.
- President Trump’s allies are urging him to address the nation while Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released his own statement condemning the violence.
- One person was fatally shot in downtown Indianapolis and police there are warning residents the city is not safe. Officers are investigating if the shooting is connected to the ongoing protests. A 21-year-old man sitting in their car was also shot dead in downtown Detroit a day earlier after someone opened fire toward a protesting crowd.
- In New York City, two dozen police vehicles were torched, resulting in dozens of arrests. People defied curfews in cities across the country and experienced looting, break-ins and arson. In Philadelphia, demonstrators broke into a store near city hall and attempted to tear down the statue of a former mayor.
- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) said he was “fully” mobilizing the National Guard in the Twin Cities. The Guard has also been activated in Georgia, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Tennessee and Utah. Seattle called in 200 National Guard members, who were to be unarmed.