So — It Wasn’t the Sidewalk After All


by Clarice Feldman, American Thinker:

This week the Ventura County Sheriff arrested Professor Loay Abdelfattah Alnaji in the death of Paul Kessler, a 69 year-old man who had been standing on the sidewalk peacefully supporting Israel. Alnaji, who bashed Kessler with a megaphone, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and battery causing serious bodily injury and both these charges contain special allegations that Alnaji “personally inflicted great bodily injury.” This comes as no surprise to most of us who get their news online but it must have been news to those who read headers which said he died after falling and hitting his head on the sidewalk. Even after no charges were brought against the sidewalk, CNN’s header read “arrest made in death of Jewish protestor who fell and hit his head.” (CNN has now stealthily edited the header.) The media effort to downplay anti-Semitism, like its coverage of the Israeli response to the butchery by Hamas, doesn’t seem fixable.


It’s certainly bias, but stupidity also plays a part, as is demonstrated by their claims that they didn’t know the Gaza stringers were Hamas or the scenes of injured civilians in Gaza were Pallywood. Reporters who post on social media regularly display their total ignorance. This week it was the New York Times opinion columnist Elizabeth Spiers, who learned for the first time that Gaza’s Health Ministry — like every office in Gaza — is Hamas. (The ignorance must be endemic to the western press, which has been touting Hamas casualty figures for Gaza — roughly a bazillion civilians and no Hamas terrorists from the moment Israel entered Gaza.)

Just as the J6 tapes were released (which, inter alia, showed police welcoming in citizens, people marching peacefully through police lines where they were cordially treated, a law enforcement officer admitting he was undercover posing as Antifa, and evidence that several key law enforcement witnesses before the J6 Committee were lying) the Hamas Jugend surrounded the DNC and prevented their meeting. After a significant melee with police, they blocked the doors to the House Office Building, preventing exit and entry. Congressman Dan Goldman’s office was covered in hateful graffiti.

The Capitol Police described the assaults:

We have handled hundreds of peaceful protests, but last night’s group was not peaceful. The crowd failed to obey our lawful orders to move back from the DNC, where Members of Congress were in the building. When the group moved dumpsters in front of the exits, pepper sprayed our officers and attempted to pick up the bike rack, our teams quickly introduced consequences — pulling people off the building, pushing them back, and clearing them from the area, so we could safely evacuate the Members and staff. Six officers were treated for injuries, from minor cuts to being pepper sprayed to being punched.

Reportedly only one person was arrested. This contrasts with the way the local police force ignored the outbreaks of violence at the 2016 inauguration, but this time it’s the Left attacking Democrats and the response was more forceful. Still, as this spirals, I wonder how smart it was for the DNC to schedule its 2024 convention for Chicago now that there’s no Mayor Daley in charge.

In New York City they vandalized Grand Central Station and interrupted train travel. In San Francisco they invaded the Bay Bridge, seriously disrupting commuters. In fact, transport of time-sensitive medical transplants was blocked by their action.

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