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Looters fatally shoot retired St. Louis police captain on Facebook Live video

A retired police captain was fatally shot by looters in St. Louis on Tuesday — in a chilling incident apparently aired on Facebook Live.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: De Blasio, NYPD failed to protect NYC from looters

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD failed to stop looters from running rampant through the streets of New York City late Monday into early Tuesday under cover of the protests over George Floyd’s death, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night. I believe that,” fumed Cuomo in an Albany press briefing Tuesday. “The police in New York City were not effective in doing their job last night. Period.

“They have to do a better job.”

BDS co-founder says goal of movement is end of Israel

While Israel’s supporters claim that the BDS movement is aimed at the Jewish state and is a form of new anti-Semitism, its supporters in Western countries say it’s merely a tool to change Israeli policies.

However, in a newly recorded interview on May 21 with the Gazan Voice Podcast, co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti explains that should the movement’s goals be achieved, Israel would cease to exist.

“If the refugees return to their homes [in Israel] as the BDS movement calls for, if we bring an end to Israel’s apartheid regime and if we end the occupation on lands occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem, what will be left of the Zionist regime? That’s the question. Meaning, what will the two states be based on?” he said.

During the 20-minute interview in Arabic to the Gazan audience, Barghouti appears to have let slip the real objective of the movement he founded.

“International law and the right of return? There won’t be any Zionist state like the one we speak about [in present-day Israel]. There will be two states: One democratic for all its citizens here [Palestine] and one democratic for all its citizens there [Israel]. The Palestinian minority will become a Palestinian majority of what is today called Israel.”

Organizations that promote BDS include the Jewish Voice for Peace, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and Students for Justice in Palestine.

The movement, directed from Ramallah in the West Bank, campaigns to mobilize support in Western countries against Israel under the false premise that it seeks only “to change Israeli government policy.”


Rioters In Philadelphia Blow Up ATMs, Steal Money In Overnight Heists

At least 10 ATMs were vandalized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania overnight – and police are still looking for suspects.

WPVI reported that “explosions” were heard throughout the night as criminals set off explosive devices to break into the ATMs before stealing the cash. In some cases, the ATMs were stolen completely. The ATMs were located in convenience stores and mini markets.

Antifa cockroach of the day

A man from downstate Galesburg who allegedly appears on video rioting, looting and urging attacks against the police has been hit with what appears to be the first federal criminal charge related to the violence this weekend in Chicago.

Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, has been charged in an eight-page criminal complaint in federal court in Minnesota with civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices. The complaint alleges Rupert participated in looting and rioting in Minneapolis in response to the police killing of George Floyd before moving on to Chicago.


Doctor linked to Campbellton COVID-19 cluster says he made ‘an error in judgment’

The doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton, N.B., area says he’s not sure whether he picked up the coronavirus during a trip to Quebec or from a patient in his office.

Dr. Jean Robert Ngola made the comments to Radio-Canada’s program La Matinale on Tuesday morning — his first media interview since the emergence of 12 new cases in the northern New Brunswick health region starting May 21. Before then, it had been two weeks since the province had an active case.

Ngola has been suspended by the Vitalité Health Network, one of the province’s two regional health authorities. He said he decided to speak out because he’s become the target of racist verbal attacks daily and false reports to police, and he feels abandoned by public health officials.

He has been working as a doctor in Campbellton since 2013. He previously practised in Europe and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.