Paul Blest

Policing

Protester Says a Cop Sexually Assaulted Him With a Baton During Arrest

“Getting arrested is one thing, but they beat the shit out of me,” said Michael Jacobs, who was arrested near a homeless encampment in Denver.
Paul Blest
2 days ago
2020 election

Mail-In Ballots From Black Voters in North Carolina Are Rejected Way More Than White Voters'

Meanwhile, the president is spreading misinformation about vote-by-mail in the state, calling it a "rigged election in waiting."
Paul Blest
2 days ago
Bill Barr

Bill Barr Just Compared COVID Lockdowns to Slavery and Said Black Victims of Police Violence Are 'Props'

The attorney general also criticized prosecutors in his own department, comparing them to pre-schoolers.
Paul Blest
3 days ago
Donald Trump

Trump Is One of the Worst Leaders on Earth, According to the Rest of the World

The failed U.S. response to the pandemic has absolutely trashed the nation's standing among its allies.
Paul Blest
4 days ago
wildfires

Portland Has the Worst Air Quality in the World Thanks to the West Coast Fires

Anything over 300 on the Air Quality Index is considered "actively hazardous." Portland's at 455.
Paul Blest
5 days ago
2020 election

Trump Is Ignoring All COVID Warnings and Holding Giant Indoor Rallies Again

Trump held a huge rally in Nevada over the weekend, in open defiance of the state ban on indoor gatherings of more than 50 people.
Paul Blest
9.14.20
wildfires

The West Coast Fires Are 'Apocalyptic,' And It's Going to Take Years to Recover

One Oregon official said the state is preparing for a "mass fatality event."
Paul Blest
9.14.20
wildfires

No, Antifa and the Proud Boys Did Not Start the West Coast Wildfires

Police across the West Coast have had to shut the rumors down.
Paul Blest
9.11.20
Donald Trump

The Trump Campaign Tracked a Reporter From Her Tweets and Kicked Her Out of a Rally

Trump spent the rally calling for the return of college football and warning that "residents of antifa" are coming to a suburb near you.
Paul Blest
9.11.20
amazon

Amazon Says It Was Not Price Gouging During the Pandemic When It Sold Toilet Paper for $36

Public Citizen found the price of face masks, hand sanitizer, and flour on Amazon.com increased by many times during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paul Blest
9.10.20
wildfires

The West Coast Is on Fire: 'It Just Took Off as If There Was Jet Fuel'

The heat from one fire in California has been so strong that it generated its own thunderstorm cloud. 
Paul Blest
9.10.20
donald trump jr

Don Jr. Defends the Alleged Kenosha Shooter: 'We All Do Stupid Things at 17'

"Maybe I wouldn't have put myself in that situation, who knows. But we all do stupid things at 17.”
Paul Blest
9.9.20
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