Citizen, the app that allows people to monitor and participate in public safety watching and reporting, is officially expanding to Seattle after testing in the city for a few months. The startup plans to dedicate more resources from its operations and incident moderation teams to Seattle after already attracting about 30,000 downloads. The venture-backed techContinue reading “Community safety app Citizen launching in Seattle after attracting 10M users across U.S.”
A jury Tuesday found Alan Swinney, a self-proclaimed Proud Boy, guilty of assault, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon for pulling out a loaded revolver, firing paintballs and spraying bear Mace at counterprotesters in Portland last year. Prosecutors called him a “one man police force” and “vigilante cowboy,” while Swinney and his lawyer argued he wasContinue reading “Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm”
Several people protesting against Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal were injured when a car drove into their demonstration in Connecticut. About 15-20 protesters were blocking portions of a roadway, holding signs and chanting Saturday evening in Manchester when a black car with Massachusetts plates drove toward them, and organizers believe the man intended to hurt them, reported WTIC-TV.Continue reading “‘Vigilante’ driver plows into group protesting Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal”
For the first time, think tank labeled the United States as a “backsliding democracy.” Meanwhile, many on the right attempt to celebrate Kyle Rittenhouse. Chris Hayes discusses why the rise of vigilante justice is an “existential threat” to democracy.
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld spoke out in defense of Kyle Rittenhouse on Thursday, saying the 18-year-old “did the right thing” when he shot two people at a racial justice protest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is currently on trial, charged with murder. Gutfeld said, “People say that Rittenhouse never should have gone to Kenosha. The deadContinue reading “Fox News’ Gutfeld: Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Did the Right Thing’ in Shooting”
A conflict over the COVID-19 quarantine policy at a Vail Unified School District elementary school has been resolved shortly after protesters threatened to make a citizen’s arrest on the principal Thursday morning. According to VUSD officials, a student at Mesquite Elementary School was asked to quarantine after he reportedly was in close contact with anContinue reading “Police on-scene at Vail elementary school after group threatens to zip-tie principal over COVID-19 protocols”