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Protests And Riots Now Being Blamed On Coronavirus Shutdowns

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All of the violence, rioting, and looting that is exploding across the country due to the death of George Floyd is now being blamed on another set of factors that might help explain why things are so intense.

According to psychologists and pandemic researchers, things are so bad right now due to everyone being cooped up for months during the coronavirus lockdowns that had taken place across the United States earlier this Spring.

Historian John Berry, who has written numerous books on the subject of past pandemics, said, “I do think the pandemic aggravated things.”

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Tension built up during the lockdowns due to the massive joblessness — especially for those making less than $40,000 a year, African Americans disproportionately getting sick from the virus, and people being shut in the house for months, Berry said.

“One can’t understate the role of pandemic in the protests,” said Alec MacGillis, former Baltimore Sun reporter, on Twitter. “For weeks, people have been told to stay home. They’ve had no social contact with large groups, which humans crave. Now, they can.”

If you take a look at Minnesota, where the incident with Floyd took place, folks had been social distancing there for almost two full months. There were no bars, no hair salons, or restaurants or movie theaters open during that time. In fact, they weren’t allowed to open until the beginning of June, and even then there are a lot of restrictions still in effect.

“No doubt in my mind that the pandemic has eroded people’s capacity to tolerate additional frustration and anxiety,” Dr. Kenneth Eisold, a practicing psychoanalyst, told the Washington Examiner. “I also suspect that the riots reflect an unconscious protest against the lockdown.”

Dr. Joe Pierre, a health science clinical professor with UCLA, said that all of this stuff with the coronavirus “highlighted racial/economic disparities in our country,” and thus it is likely that the frustration being put on display in the riots is “cumulative.”

Another prevailing theory about the source of the violence has nothing to do with the shutdowns, but more so with the agitation of crowds by outside forces — groups like Antifa — who hijacked peaceful protests and turned them violent for their own nefarious purposes. There’s no doubt this is true, at least in part, as there have been many folks who have seen Antifa busy at work in this mess, creating mob violence and intense civil unrest wherever possible.

Regardless, people are not designed to be cooped up for months at a time. These lockdowns have been quite revealing in the data they have collected about how to handle a situation like this in the future, which, hopefully, we don’t experience.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Americans Don’t Need to Look to GOD Anymore (Watch)

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Need another reason to not watch CNN? Okay, here’s a great one. According to far-left partisan host Chris Cuomo, brother of far-left governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, Americans don’t need to look to GOD anymore. That is exactly what he said. Don’t believe it? WATCH: https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1278189905638801410?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278189905638801410%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fgodless-chris-cuomo-uses-cnn-soapbox-tell-americans-dont-need-god-video%2F From Fox News: CNN’s Chris Cuomo was accused of siding with the “mob” on Tuesday night during a contentious interview with Mark McCloskey, the man who went viral for brandishing a gun alongside his wife as the couple protected their home from protesters. The couple told police the protesters broke a gate to get onto the private street in St. Louis, and the pair say they only retrieved their firearms when they spotted “multiple” people who were already armed, police department records show. WATCH: https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1278193881704804352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278193881704804352%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fmedia%2Fcnns-chris-cuomo-accused-of-siding-with-the-st-louis-mob-during-heated-interview-with-viral-armed-husband ANOTHER CLIP: https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1278196098943852552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278196098943852552%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fmedia%2Fcnns-chris-cuomo-accused-of-siding-with-the-st-louis-mob-during-heated-interview-with-viral-armed-husband Let’s hear your thoughts on Cuomo in the comment section…

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Black Sheriff Warns Violent Protesters: I’ll Deputize Gun Owners, Don’t Come to My County

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You don’t want to mess with Sheriff Darryl Daniels. He has put his foot down when it comes to violent leftist protesters – and he means business. Here’s the deal, via NYP: A sheriff in Florida said he’s ready to deputize every gun owner in his county if violent protests erupt. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels issued the warning in a three-minute video Wednesday, saying he was ready to enlist the help of civilians if there are any demonstrations his deputies can’t handle alone. Daniels said, “If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in the county.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/wjxt4/status/1278290632516210689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278290632516210689%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fblack-florida-sheriff-deputize-gun-owners-stop-godless-blm-mob%2F A bunch of future Joe Biden voters decided to ambush police officers in Tampa Bay this past Saturday night. These are most likely the kind of people who don’t have to use “COVID” as an excuse for the reason they don’t have a job. They were probably unemployed to begin with. Why aren’t Democrat “leaders” speaking out on this violent behavior? From Fox35Orlando: TAMPA, Fla. – The chief of the Tampa Police Department says his officers were “ambushed” early Saturday morning. […] As officers took one person into custody, the crowd surrounded officers and threw glass bottles, while several subjects jumped on one of the officer’s cars. Tampa chief Brian Dugan said, “There were hundreds of them. Hundreds. We ended up having to call every single police officer that was available that night to respond there, from New Tampa to South Tampa.” VIDEO:

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