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Knights Party Press Release: June 12. 2020

June 12, 2020 Paul B 0

Yesterday, June 11th, the New York Post ran this headline, “Black people arrested five times more than white in the US in 2018.” Black people were arrested five times more than white people in 2018, according to an analysis of arrest data from across the country. That arrest rate was found in 800 jurisdictions, after accounting for demographics within those municipalities, according to an ABC News review of data voluntarily reported to the FBI by city and county police departments. In 250 jurisdictions, blacks were 10 times more likely to be arrested than whites, the outlet found. The review examined […]

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Knights Party Press Release: June 10. 2020

June 10, 2020 Paul B 0

On Tuesday June 9th, CBS News ran this headline, “KKK Member Arrested After Driving Car Into Protest.” Prosecutors said the man arrested for driving into protesters in Virginia on Sunday has been identified as a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader named Harry Rogers, CBS affiliate WTVR reports. Rogers has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, destruction of property, and assault and battery, police said. A hate crime investigation is now underway, Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said, according to WTVR. In court on Monday, Taylor said during his arrest, Rogers told officers he was the president of the Ku Klux […]
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Knights Party Press Release: June 1. 2020

June 1, 2020 Paul B 0

“Protesting Works. Rioting Doesnt.” was the headline from National Review on Friday May 29th. Demand accountability for George Floyd’s death, yes, but don’t romanticize rioting, now or ever. The tragic death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis has set off massive protests in the city and elsewhere. The protesters point to a video in which a police officer uses his knee to restrain Floyd, applying pressure to his neck for several minutes, as Floyd protests that he can’t breathe. This will remind any politically aware person of the death of Eric Garner in New York City in 2014. […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 29. 2020

May 29, 2020 Paul B 0

On Wednesday night, The Blaze ran the following headline, “Man with ‘Trump’ on his car beaten by activists protesting death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.” The second day of protests in Minneapolis over the death of a black man, George Floyd — who died after a white police officer held him down with a knee to his neck for several minutes during detainment — erupted into looting and vandalism, and a man who appeared to be a Trump supporter was beaten by activists. Reporter Karen Scullin of KMSP-TV, wrote that protesters were trying to break into the Minneapolis Police Department’s […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 27. 2020

May 27, 2020 Paul B 0

On Monday May 25th, The Washington Times ran this headline, “Pentagon bashes the New York Times over ‘white supremacy editorial.” Top Pentagon officials late Sunday blasted The New York Times for a Memorial Day weekend editorial that criticized the military for naming bases after Confederate generals. The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” ran in Sunday’s print edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.” The editorial singled out Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and other installations named for military figures who […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 25. 2020

May 25, 2020 Paul B 0

On Friday May 22nd, The Independent reported, “Teacher who abused students begs judge for castration rather than jail.” In a desperate attempt to dodge jail time, a Florida teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing students asked if the judge would order his castration instead. Mark Lua, 32, is a former teacher and was accused of having sex with an underage girl, for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old former student and for trying to force a student to send him a sexually explicit video. Last year, he pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual activity with a minor and for promoting a sexual […]
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Knights Party Press Release: May 22. 2020

May 22, 2020 Paul B 0

On Tuesday May 19th, Business Insider reported, “Trump is refusing to unveil Obama’s potrait at the White House, breaking a 40-year tradition.” President Donald Trump is breaking a 40-year tradition and won’t be unveiling former President Barack Obama’s portrait at the White House, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Obama would also not be interested in attending such an event, according to the report, which cited people familiar with the matter. The White House and a representative for Obama did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider. For decades, first-term presidents have held ceremonies in the East Room to […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 18. 2020

May 18, 2020 Paul B 0

Sunday May 17th, BuzzFeed News ran this headline, “Eric Trump Said Coronavirus Shutdowns Are Part Of A Plot To Prevent Trump Campaign Rallies.” President Trump’s son Eric accused Democrats of using the coronavirus to hurt his father’s campaign for reelection and claimed that after Election Day, the virus would “magically” disappear. Eric Trump spoke Saturday night on Fox News to Judge Jeanine Pirro, calling for the need to reopen businesses across the US. He also disputed the threat the coronavirus proved to Americans — contradicting the concerns of public health leaders, including White House officials. Coronavirus cases continue to rise […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 15. 2020

May 15, 2020 Paul B 0

On Wednesday May 13th, an online news source in Pennsylvania,, ran the headline,”Please don’t misgender me’: Reporter calls Pa. health secretary ‘sir’ multiple times during interview.” A Pittsburgh radio station is again under scrutiny after one of its reporters called Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, “sir” at least three times during a Tuesday press call. The incident happened while KDKA-AM personality Marty Griffin was asking a question about what the state’s “end game” is for reopening after the coronavirus, according to the Pennsyvania Capital- Star. A Pittsburgh City Paper transcript shows Griffin called Levine […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 13. 2020

May 14, 2020 Paul B 0

Yesterday, Tuesday May 12th, The Guardian ran this story, “He lived in the US for 40 years. Then he became the first to die from COVID-19 in immigration jail.” Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia had lived in the United States for four decades. Last week, he became the first person to die from Covid-19 in immigration custody. Escobar Mejia, 57, came to the US as a teenager, having fled El Salvador after his brother’s murder during the war. He died on Wednesday in San Diego, after complaining for weeks that he was sick and that his history of diabetes, high blood […]