“We must examine what went wrong & seek lessons on how to prevent a recurrence of this unprecedented day,” he wrote on Twitter. Transcript for Anti-Trump Protesters Arrested During Dallas Demonstration Yeah yeah. She's a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. ‘There’s two Americas’: Dallas-area protesters call out double standard in police response after U.S. Capitol siege. Michelle Tremillo, executive director of the Texas Organizing Project, a nonprofit that focuses on issues of inequality and injustice, said that seeing a “violent horde of white men” storm the Capitol in an attempt to overturn an election should “send chills down our spines.”, “We also must recognize the racist double standard here,” Tremillo said. MINIMUM TEN YEARS IN PRISON. But protests in Dallas got out of hand Friday and Saturday nights, with people vandalizing businesses and throwing rocks at police. Cleveland said police did not show the same restraint in dealing with those who gathered downtown that evening near Pacific Plaza, at North Harwood Street and Pacific Avenue. Some protesters were arrested as the at-first peaceful demonstrations have turned into events of concern for public safety. “Had this been a predominantly Black or Latino group demonstrating for an actual just cause, law enforcement would have shot rubber bullets, tackled dozens to the ground and forcibly started making arrests before they even approached the steps of Capitol Hill.”. There were few arrests and little condemnation from the White House. “Not all police are bad,” she said. She likes to write about public safety, police accountability, criminal justice and mental health. For hours, the pro-Trump group, many wearing Trump MAGA hats or waving flags bearing his name, had a nearly unhindered run of the Capitol complex, including the Senate chamber and the House speaker’s office. Trump supporters also caused disruptions at statehouses across the country, including in Georgia, New Mexico and Ohio. Program: CBS 11 News Evening Categories: News, Gov't, Politics & … Greg Abbott has addressed protests in Texas on Tuesday. Last: Protesters confront a line of Dallas police officers at a march for George Floyd in Dallas. By GILLIAN MOHNEY. The mob’s actions temporarily delayed a congressional vote to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election win. On May 31, a Sunday, Cleveland joined the Dallas protests inspired by young people who mobilized to speak out against police brutality. Protesters in Houston blocked highway entrances and threw objects at officers after what had been a … 11:35 p.m. Protesters demonstrate against police brutality in front of Dallas City Hall on Saturday, May 30. news Politics. Yeah yeah. “It’s the brutality. 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On July 27, following his deployment of federal agents to quell weeks of demonstrations, Trump tweeted: “Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States, will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues and Monuments Act. Police then used tear gas on crowds to get them to disperse. It’s the justice system at its core.”. Five Texans so far have drawn attention for attending the violent protest in Washington, DC on January 6 in which a mob broke into the Capitol and five people died. If we waver now, we will never get the change that we need,” Alexander said. FOX 4 is on Instagram - https://instagram.com/fox4news/FOX 4 News is a FOX-owned station serving Dallas-Fort Worth and all of North Texas. “There’s two Americas. It’s been happening, and it needs to stop.”. “As soon as we came to the park, they just came for us,” the 48-year-old said. “It wasn’t what you saw yesterday,” she said, referring to the events in Washington. Around 800 protesters were involved, and around 100 police officers were assigned to monitor the event. “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesters yesterday that they wouldn’t have been treated very differently than the mob that stormed the Capitol,” he wrote Thursday on Twitter. Protests in Dallas and the rest of North Texas sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by Minneapolis police earlier this year, have been largely peaceful. By Cassandra Jaramillo and The Associated Press. On May 31, a Sunday, Cleveland joined the Dallas protests inspired by young people who mobilized to speak out against police brutality. There was an increased police presence, according to one … The charge was later dropped. Although Wednesday’s attack on democratic institutions was one of the most alarming in recent memory, it wasn’t the only one seen that day. Share to Facebook Share to … The city had set a 7 p.m. curfew following vandalism and looting at some downtown stores. Photojournalists captured the unforgettable images that defined an epic year in Texas as people grappled with the pandemic, protested police brutality … January 17, 2015, 5:18 PM • 3 min read. When the pro-Trump mob bum-rushed the Capitol barricades, meeting little to no resistance from police, she thought back to the markedly different response she faced in Dallas during a protest following the May 25 killing of George Floyd. The Capitol rioters, many egged on by the president’s speech at a Wednesday afternoon rally over his election loss, heard a much more compassionate message from their leader — albeit a defiant one. She said police shot her in the right thigh with a less-than-lethal round as she stood in the park. Cassandra Jaramillo. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy, Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. Protesters at Texas State Capitol 1/6 Video ... Officials ramp up security for upcoming Inauguration Day in DC News / 21 hours ... Mickeys Keys to one more Dallas … And, she said, she was arrested for breaking curfew and sent to the county jail. The Capitol Police chief announced Thursday that he was resigning after his department’s response to the mob. And Wednesday wasn’t the first time that such a disparate law enforcement response drew national outrage and criticism of police. Alexander said at least 100 peaceful demonstrators have been jailed and he wants them released. Police Brace for Protests at Islamic Event in Texas Police expect up to 1,000 protesters. We must continue to stand our ground. UPDATE: Dallas Protesters Arrested For Violating Curfew, Walking On Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Cassandra Jaramillo is the Dallas Police Department reporter for The Dallas Morning News. We will be out here at 6:30. Considering protests as voices from the ‘outside,’ this essay centers on three sites of Dallas’ protest landscape to examine the region’s political exclusion, residents’ relationship to the anti-apartheid movement, and the events these activists used to demand South Africans’ liberation and their own. But protests in Dallas got out of hand Friday and Saturday nights, with people vandalizing businesses and throwing rocks at police. “I know your pain, I know your hurt,” Trump said in a now-deleted video posted on his Twitter account. Texas Governor Addresses The State's Response To Protest Violence Gov. The rules and the laws are not the same for everyone,” said Verastique, whose account was part of a Dallas Morning News investigation. Two police officers were shot in Texas on Thursday during a protest against police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, KDFW TV in Dallas reported. Governor Greg Abbott said Luther’s violation of the state order should not have jail as a punishment. “We will not answer questions about rioting or looting. ©2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Dallas protest was one of several held across the United States on the night of July 7. 1,300 Bills Already Filed For Upcoming Texas Legislative Session: Getting Some Passed 'Not An Easy Process' Sponsored By. Police in Texas’ two largest cities deployed pepper spray and tear gas Friday night as protests escalated over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “You have to go home, now. Dallas protesters describe march as peaceful throughout most of the event before the shooting started. Dallas-area community leader Shenita Cleveland got a call Wednesday from a friend telling her to turn on the news. The Associated Press contributed to this report. However, protesters and organizers said the police response was consistent with what they have seen: a long pattern of society’s coddling of racists and downplaying of the violent white supremacist ideology that routinely places white people’s grievances above those of their Black, often disenfranchised and downtrodden, countrymen and women. “There was 100% a double standard. Watch Live: Texas Legislature opens 87th session amid pandemic, protests The usually festive opening day has been replaced with masks, partitions and few spectators. Get email alerts on breaking news stories as soon as they happen. Now. August 6, 2020 By Emma Meshell Gov. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. Cleveland, the Dallas-area community leader, said this is a moment for law enforcement agencies across the country to reflect internally on how and whom they choose to police. Residents gathered at Southlake Town Square on Saturday for a student-led protest. We love you. Copyright © 2021 The Dallas Morning News. AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Legislature officially begins Tuesday, Jan. 12, kicking off a hectic and complicated process that will likely affect all … Jantzen Verastique, 32, whose story of police use of force during the George Floyd protests prompted a criminal investigation by the Dallas County district attorney, said those who came out against police brutality over the summer were not met with the same restraint that police showed toward Trump extremists. Last May, a large group of mostly white men carrying long rifles stormed the Michigan Statehouse in Lansing over the governor’s coronavirus pandemic shutdown mandates. The law enforcement response at the Capitol bore little resemblance to the lines of National Guardsmen and other police forces that assembled last year to protect luxury retailers against looting, government buildings against breaching and highways against marching by demonstrators across the country. [9] [14] About 20 to 30 open-carry gun rights activists joined the protest march, some wearing gas masks , bulletproof vests , and fatigues , according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown . Dominique Alexander, the leader of Next Generation Action Network said Monday, anyone initiating violent acts are not in alignment with his group’s cause, but police should not prohibit the protests. Texas organizers said the insurrection at the U.S. capitol demonstrates how differently law enforcement is applied based on protesters' race and politics. DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Despite Dallas’ 7:00 p.m. curfew and the concern for more vandalism and violence, the organizers of Dallas street demonstrations say they will continue. And in June, Trump administration officials had federal officers clear Black Lives Matter protesters with flash-bang grenades and tear gas to facilitate the president’s now infamous photo op in front of a church near the White House. Police then used tear gas on crowds to get them to disperse. DALLAS - There were a number of protests held across North Texas on Sunday, as people continue to to seek change in the wake of George Floyd's death. President Donald Trump was encouraging people to go to the U.S. Capitol to protest what he baselessly said was massive election fraud. Protests have broken out around the country, including in nearby cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. The mass gathering that started Friday night to protest the death of George Floyd and other unarmed black people who died in police custody, will happen again Monday night, the Next Generation Action Network said. The group led rallies and marches in solidarity with other protests across the country to bring attention to the issue. A photo capturing a white Dallas officer unleashing violence on a Latina protester raises questions about race and police leaders’ control of their forces. 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We’ve made a clear position on it. Alexander pointed to another recent protest led by salon owner Shelly Luther who refused to close her salon when a state order mandated she do due to the coronavirus pandemic. Looters ransacked a boutique owned by a black woman during protests-turned-riots in Dallas following the death of George Floyd, according to a … We all know that’s true — and it’s unacceptable. Yeah. Don’t do it!”. She joined The News in 2016. She said every police agency needs to start tracking officers with sustained complaints and a history of misconduct in a national registry. All rights reserved. We will not stop. The spectacle prompted expressions of bewilderment and disbelief from some who had believed such a display was impossible in a democracy as revered as America’s. You’re very special.”, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who is president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents big city police chiefs, said the storming appeared to take advantage of “a failure of planning and operational execution.”. President-elect Joe Biden offered similar criticism. The city had set a 7 … Greg Abbott on Sunday placed Texas under a state of disaster in response to George Floyd protests in Dallas and other cities in the state. Protesters gathered at police headquarters in Dallas to speak out against the shooting death of a black man by a white officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers. Much of downtown Dallas was in lockdown after snipers shot 12 officers, five fatally, during a protest over deadly police shootings. Protesters rally against stay-at-home orders at Dealey Plaza on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. 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