American Citizens- You’re Being shown a False Narrative

We are never ceased to be amazed how the media distorts the context of the news.
As stressed in previous posts, our intent is to bring to light the injustice of manipulated data, that keeps the US citizens from being an informed group..
With that being said, maybe our perspective is flawed.. 
Read on to see what you think.

What you see:

‘Horrified’: Around the world, American allies are stunned

America’s allies and adversaries can’t believe what they are witnessing unfold in Washington, D.C. — a police officer punching an Australian cameraman and using his shield to strike him in the chest, while another officer uses a baton to hit the correspondent as the news crew attempts to flee.

Violent, chaotic scenes like this have been seen elsewhere around the globe — but other countries are reacting with horror as they are not used to seeing them in the heart of the U.S. capital.

After days of nationwide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, police were using tear gas, projectiles and mounted officers to forcefully scatter peaceful protesters near the White House, all so President Donald Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo opportunity.

“They don’t care; they are being indiscriminate,” Amelia Brace, the correspondent with Australia’s Channel 7, said breathlessly after running from the scene. “They chased us down that street. They were firing these rubber bullets at everyone. There’s tear gas now and we’re surrounded.”

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Date: June 4, 2020

UPDATE June 3, 2020: 
As is consistent with our established practices and procedures, two United States Park Police officers have been assigned to administrative duties while an investigation takes place regarding the incident with the Australian Press.

NOTE: USPP officers and other assisting law enforcement partners did not use tear gas or OC Skat Shells to close the area at Lafayette Park on Monday, June 1. 

The statement below was originally released on June 2, 2020.
 The United States Park Police (USPP) is committed to the peaceful expression of First Amendment rights. However, this past weekend’s demonstrations at Lafayette Park and across the National Mall included activities that were not part of a peaceful protest, which resulted in injuries to USPP officers in the line of duty, the destruction of public property and the defacing of memorials and monuments. During four days of demonstrations, 51 members of the USPP were injured; of those, 11 were transported to the hospital and released and three were admitted.

Multiple agencies assisted the USPP in responding to and quelling the acts of destruction and violence over the course of the weekend in order to protect citizens and property.

On Monday, June 1, the USPP worked with the United States Secret Service to have temporary fencing installed inside Lafayette Park.  At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids. The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.

To curtail the violence that was underway, the USPP, following established policy, issued three warnings over a loudspeaker to alert demonstrators on H Street to evacuate the area. Horse mounted patrol, Civil Disturbance Units and additional personnel were used to clear the area. As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls. USPP officers and other assisting law enforcement partners did not use tear gas or OC Skat Shells to close the area at Lafayette Park. Subsequently, the fence was installed.

Throughout the demonstrations, the USPP has not made any arrests. The USPP will always support peaceful assembly but cannot tolerate violence to citizens or officers or damage to our nation’s resources that we are entrusted to protect.

To be fair there was a small amount  of the articles that would give a very abbreviated note of  the United States Park Police side of the story. 

We were under the impression that responsible reporting, included reporting both sides of a situation and not be judge and executioner. This dereliction to journalism is not only sad, but extremely dangerous to the fabric of the country.

The only way we’re going to reverse this course is if American Citizens show up to vote on Nov 8th.. 1 percent of the millions who did not vote in 2016, could and most likely will set the direction of this country. Exercise your privelege and right on Nov 8th.

You can  contact your representative on this site. click on the “For more Info” and go to your state, you will find a district map, followed by  Senate and congress information. Contact and let your representative that they are on notice. looking at 4 clicks and 5 minutes of your time..

Thanks for reading. God Bless and Godspeed. Stay safe