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October 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Associated Press (AP) has issued a new set of guidelines discouraging journalists from referring to riots as “riots,” urging them to use the term “unrest” instead.

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Violence has erupted on American streets.

Of course, this is not surprising given the violent rhetoric employed by Democratic politicians and liberal media personalities over the past four years. [See the link, below]

But now, not even U.S. Senators are immune from being violently accosted and detained against their will, as were Sen. Rand Paul and his wife, just late last week in Washington, D.C.

It is believed that many people engaging in violent behavior have been organized and financially supported to inflict as much mayhem as possible to further the 'cause' of a Leftist revolution in the United States.

This petition calls for the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, and his Justice Department to launch an investigation into these violent disturbances - and, in particular, to investigate who has been funding the instigators.

This petition also calls for particular attention to be given to the Black Lives Matter Global Network organization which has been calling for revolution on the home page of its website, and which is running a petition to defund the police.

Calling for revolution and running a petition to defund the police, while at the same time refusing to condemn the violence against innocent citizens by self-professed BLM activists, is at best highly irresponsible, and at worst, criminal behavior.

It is known that the organization has received donations from the secretive Tides Foundation as well as from George Soros' Open Society Foundations, both of which are less-than-transparent funders of far-left causes.

And, it is also known that Black Lives Matter movement organizations, of which the Black Lives Matter Global Network is the self-styled head, have raked in over $1 Billion dollars in corporate giving.

It is, therefore, very likely that corporations are directly, if unwittingly, paying to mobilize and support the people who are destroying American cities during these violent protests.

And, the fact that the Black Lives Matter organization operates a decentralized network of chapters begs the question as to what kind of activities the chapters sponsor with any funding they receive from their organization's central office.

Investigations need to be launched quickly.

Starting with those who are inciting the violence, here is what Senator Paul said needs to happen to get to the bottom of this:

"They all need to be arrested, and I'm not saying forever, but they need to be arrested, questioned, they need to say where you're staying, and the bills need to be subpoenaed by a judge, to say 'who paid for your bill, how did you get here on a plane and staying in a fancy hotel, and yet you're acting like a criminal.' Something's going on here and it's much bigger than people think."

Senator Paul is right, and the Justice Department needs to act now.

Please SIGN this petition which calls on U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, to launch inquiries into the violent unrest which has seized some American cities, and, in particular, focus on what, if any, role the Black Lives Matter organization has played in inciting this turmoil.

Thank you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'‘Not normal’: US senator lays out dangerous connections linking US-wide mob action' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/not-normal-us-senator-lays-out-dangerous-connections-linking-us-wide-mob-action

'Republican congressman echoes Rand Paul’s call for DOJ probe into funding of riots' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/republican-congressman-echoes-rand-pauls-call-for-doj-probe-into-funding-of-riots

'Black Lives Matter groups are multiplying — and competing for donations' - https://nypost.com/2020/08/15/blm-groups-are-multiplying-and-competing-for-donations/

YouTube video showing clips of Democratic politicians and liberal celebrities inciting unrest, and, in some cases, violence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=0&v=7yYplnEkbqU&feature=emb_logo

'Catholic civil rights group: Black Lives Matter endangers blacks' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-civil-rights-group-black-lives-matter-endangers-blacks

Black Lives Matter video which says that they "continue the tradition of revolution" - https://blacklivesmatter.com/now-we-transform/

Tides Foundation webpage describing their partnership with the Black Lives Matter organization - https://www.tides.org/our-community/partnerships/tides-welcomes-black-lives-matter/

Reuters 'Fact Check' admitting Soros' Open Society Foundations contributed to the Black Lives Matter organization - https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-false-george-soros-claims/fact-checkfalseclaims-about-george-soros-idUSKBN23P2XJ

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“A riot is a wild or violent disturbance of the peace involving a group of people,” the new addition to the AP Stylebook says. “The term riot suggests uncontrolled chaos and pandemonium. Focusing on rioting and property destruction rather than underlying grievance has been used in the past to stigmatize broad swaths of people protesting against lynching, police brutality or for racial justice, going back to the urban uprisings of the 1960s.”

Instead, the AP wants journalists to use the term “unrest” because it is a “vaguer, milder and less emotional term for a condition of angry discontent and protest verging on revolt.”

The new advice follows months of the mainstream media working to downplay violence that has accompanied Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests across the United States, from arson to looting to assault and more:

Slanting the news is nothing new for the standard-setting AP, which in 2017 approved a slate of terminology favorable to transgender activists, such as using “they/them/their” for “stories about people who identify as neither male nor female or ask not to be referred to as he/she/him/her,” changing “gender transition” to “gender confirmation,” and declaring that “gender refers to a person’s social identity, while sex refers to biological characteristics.”

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