Wait until next tax season!

Violent clashes this week between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm.

More demonstrations were rallying Thursday night, hours after the city’s mayor decried the unrest that has roiled Portland since George Floyd was killed.

“You are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said Thursday in a hastily called news conference alongside Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell. Wheeler also warned that the city anticipated more “attacks on public buildings” in the immediate future.
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A Martinez couple charged with a hate crime for defacing a Black Lives Matter mural last month pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three misdemeanor charges.

Nicole Anderson and David Nelson walked out of the Justice Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez with their defense attorney Bill Essayli, KTLA sister station KRON4 in San Francisco reports.

“We are going to set this matter for trial. We look forward to presenting our case to the jury,” Essayli said.
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Remarks made by President Trump during a speech have prompted speculation after he referred to having a lot of rich enemies and told the audience, “This may be the last time you’ll see me for a while.”

The comments were made during an address Trump gave at the Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio.
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Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz held a hearing on the threat Antifa and anarchist violence posed to this country.

Cruz noted that not one Democrat senator at the hearing condemned any of the violence carried out by Antifa, blaming the federal government and right win provocateurs.

I will cover this hearing more in the future.

One of the things that stood out to me was this bit of testimony:
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Protestors on their way to harass the Seattle police chief ⁦@carmenbest⁩ at her home, encountered locals who were not in the mood to host protests in their neighborhood.

Protestor: “We are peaceful! You pointed a gun at my face!”

Resident: “That’s why you are peaceful.”
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Tax preparers are concerned that many of the millions of Americans receiving unemployment benefits due to the pandemic are unaware that they might owe money to the IRS next year.

Jobless benefits are subject to federal income taxes, as well as state income taxes in most parts of the country.

But workers who are collecting benefits for the first time may not be aware of those tax implications, or they might opt against having taxes withheld from their benefit payments. People who do not have enough money withheld during the year could end up with smaller refunds or balances due to the IRS when they file their 2020 tax returns.
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The Seattle City Council proposed a motion to abolish its police department and to instead “create a civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention.”
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SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A large (Biden) political sign was torched Monday afternoon triggering a response from local firefighters.

The home is located just outside Springfield city limits.

North Robertson Fire & Rescue was called to the scene just after 7:30 pm to put out the fire that had spread to the home’s lawn.
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