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Mayor Bowser silent over D.C. weekend violence



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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has been completely silent over a violent weekend in the capital city. The violence began Saturday evening after thousands of Trump supporters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, demanding that allegations of voter fraud this election be investigated fully. Most of the agitators appeared to be members of anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter groups that advanced on city streets as the sun went down Saturday.

Prior to the march, on Friday, Bowser tweeted from her official account that “Washington, DC is a city that proudly upholds the values of love, inclusivity, and diversity.”

She added that “we will always support each other against any forces of ignorance and bigotry that seek to divide us. Regardless of who comes into our community, this weekend and every weekend, Washingtonians will be #UnitedtoLove.”

Mayor Bowser also retweeted a tweet Friday from her personal public account that read, “Police remind protestors coming to DC this weekend you can not open carry a gun anywhere in Washington DC and even if you have a concealed carry permit FOR DC you still can not carry around the demonstrations area.”

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However, Mayor Bowser has yet to make any official statements after the violence ensued and hasn’t responded to this reporter’s multiple requests for comment. She did not comment on the anti-fascist groups, nor those claiming to be BLM that targeted Trump supporters in her city.

The group of Trump supporters, dubbed the ‘Million MAGA March’, appeared to be peacefully expressing their first amendment rights, according to Sara A. Carter, who spent most of Saturday afternoon reporting the event on social media.

“For the most part, people were frustrated and demanded that the allegations that the election was rigged be investigated,” she said. “After four years of watching the leftist socialists, Democrats, Rhinos and media target President Trump they felt it was their obligation to come and support him at this time.They did so peacefully and it wasn’t until groups that associated themselves with Antifa, BLM and others started targeting Trump supporters did the situation turn for the worst.” 

As the sun went down, counterprotesters took to the streets, including antifascist groups and Black Lives Matter activists. Several reporters were on the scene and documented the violent attacks, most of them appeared to be targeting visible Trump supporters.

Carter added, “I had already left by that time because I was with my family but I thought it was important that I be with some of the 73 million people that supported the president – the most ever that voted for a Republican Party candidate. That says a lot and it was clear that the American people who voted for him were not going to accept these results without a fight.” 

Here are some videos of the violent exchanges that occurred Saturday night:

This story will be updated if and when Mayor Bowser responds to our request for comment.

You can follow Jennie S. Taer on Twitter @JennieSTaer

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts




After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he  became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”

National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

National Review reports:

“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.

He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”

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