” Trumped-up charges: Feds try to criminalize Inauguration Day protest”


SALON

“While most of America has been preoccupied with year-end holiday festivities and the Alabama U.S. Senate race, federal prosecutors in Washington have been hard at work trying to convict six people who were present during a demonstration against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

The trial, which is taking place in the District of Columbia’s Superior Court, has received comparatively little attention from the national press. It deserves to since prosecutors are trying to redefine the rules governing public demonstrations. Federal authorities have admitted they have no actual evidence that the defendants on trial committed acts of vandalism, but want to convict them of serious crimes anyway.

“I’ll be very clear. We don’t believe any of the defendants personally engaged in property destruction,” U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff admitted in her opening statement in mid-November.” MORE

‘Trump Is Treason!’: Protester Throws Russian Flags At President”


HUFFINGTON POST

“A protester threw a handful of small Russian flags at President Donald Trump on Tuesday as the president arrived at the Capitol to discuss tax reform with Republican senators over their weekly policy lunch.

“Trump is treason!” the protester, identified as Ryan Clayton, yelled several times before being escorted out by security.” MORE

CARTOON


“Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests”


CNN

“Months before a man allegedly turned his vehicle into a weapon and plowed through a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, an article that made the rounds in conservative media encouraged readers to do something similar.”  MORE

CARTOON


“how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see?”


“Obama Isn’t Saying Goodbye, He Is Setting The Stage For The Next Great Fight”


POLITICUS USA

For President Obama, his farewell address wasn't so much of a retirement party, but a transitional speech that offered hints at what his post-presidential career will hold.

For President Obama, his farewell address wasn’t so much of a retirement party, but a transitional speech that offered hints at what his post-presidential career will hold.

“Police turn water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in below-freezing temperatures”


THINK PROGRESS

Violent confrontations between Native American protesters and militarized police continue.

Violent confrontations between Native American protesters and militarized police continue.

“Keith Scott’s Family Demands Charlotte Police Release Shooting Video”


HUFFINGTON POST

Relatives of the man killed by police in North Carolina pleaded for calm after two nights of unrest.

Relatives of the man killed by police in North Carolina pleaded for calm after two nights of unrest.

“Bill Clinton spars angrily with protesters over crime, welfare bill legacies”


POLITICO

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