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Sessions goes off-script to mention ‘Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement’ during speech

Sessions goes off-script to mention ‘Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement’ during speech

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During a speech to the National Sheriffs Association in Washington on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to protect “the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” “I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Sessions said. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” "The office of Sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office" : Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaking at the National Sheriff's Association winter conference in ...
Katy Tur Destroys Trump By Listing All The Ways That He Has Leaked Or Mishandled Classified Intel

Katy Tur Destroys Trump By Listing All The Ways That He Has Leaked Or Mishandled Classified Intel

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MSNBC’s Katy Tur ran through a damming of all the ways that Trump and his administration have leaked or mishandled classified intelligence while he has been in office. Video: Katy Tur lists all of the factually proven ways that Trump and his White House have leaked, mishandled, or jeopardized classified intelligence. #ReleasetheDemmemo #RobPorter https://t.co/gTp3Swa9Jz pic.twitter.com/Bs9tlAn9Kh […] The post Katy Tur Destroys Trump By Listing All The Ways That He Has Leaked Or Mishandled Classified Intel appeared first on Politicus USA.
Fox News helps promote Border Patrol union's alternative facts regarding border agent's death

Fox News helps promote Border Patrol union's alternative facts regarding border agent's death

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Last year, Donald Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz wasted no time trying to pin the death of a border patrol agent on Mexicans, with Trump tweeting that “we will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!" Gross … and fake news. The FBI interviewed nearly 700 people and in a report released this month, stated that it found no evidence that the agent was attacked by Mexicans or anyone else for that matter. Seems clear enough, unless you’re reading Fox News: xReporting vs propaganda pic.twitter.com/clObwaNyDu— Lis Power (@LisPower1) February 11, 2018 Don’t let the facts get in your way, guys. It must be noted that the National Border Patrol Council, the Border Patrol’s official union, endorsed Trump in
Puerto Rico’s ongoing nightmare shows no sign of going away

Puerto Rico’s ongoing nightmare shows no sign of going away

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Five months after a Category 4 hurricane sparked the longest blackout in U.S. history in Puerto Rico, the island is still struggling with blackouts, water shortages, and insufficient aid. Northern Puerto Rico returned to a familiar place — total darkness — late Sunday night after an explosion and an electrical fire at the Monacillos power plant impacted a number of areas, including San Juan. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said that the island had lost approximately 400 megawatts of power generation (around 10 percent of the island’s total power) and uploaded footage of the fire to Twitter. AEE Informa: Con el evento se perdieron 400 megavatios de generación y estamos comenzando a recuperarlos lo antes posible. CC1 — AEE (@AEEONLINE) February 1
Trump Drama Over Nothing As No Biological Or Weaponized Substances Found In Vanessa Trump Letter

Trump Drama Over Nothing As No Biological Or Weaponized Substances Found In Vanessa Trump Letter

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There have been no biological or weaponized substances founded in a letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. that was opened by his wife Vanessa Trump. Video: Vanessa Trump was not exposed to any dangerous weaponized substance in the letter. #VanessaTrump pic.twitter.com/gvkzTwXroJ — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 12, 2018 Tom Winter of NBC News reported, […] The post Trump Drama Over Nothing As No Biological Or Weaponized Substances Found In Vanessa Trump Letter appeared first on Politicus USA.
An inmate strikes back at sheriff whose policies facilitated her sexual assault

An inmate strikes back at sheriff whose policies facilitated her sexual assault

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Law enforcement authorities’ indifference to conditions of imprisonment is too often deliberate. Even after learning that his policies were facilitating sexually abusive behavior by prison officials against underage prisoners, Sheriff Stanley Glanz, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, did nothing to change the status quo. Now, thanks to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, his successor—if they haven’t already—is going to have to put some reforms in place. Eight years ago, Ladona Poore, then just 17 years old, was allegedly routinely sexually assaulted by a detention officer, Seth Bowers, while imprisoned in the Tulsa institution Glanz supervised. Poore testified that during the early portion of her detention, Bowers began groping her. She stated that he entered her cell and engaged in this type of misc
Education Department says transgender student complaints about bathrooms will be rejected

Education Department says transgender student complaints about bathrooms will be rejected

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The Education Department said it will not investigate complaints from transgender students who have been denied access to bathrooms that correspond with their gender. BuzzFeed News broke the story on Monday. The department responded to BuzzFeed’s question about whether the department’s current position is that bathroom complaints from trans students are not included in Title IX. Title IX is a 1972 civil rights law that says students should not be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in education programs receiving federal assistance. Liz Hill, a spokesperson for the department responded, “yes, that’s what the law says” and maintains that Title IX “prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity.” Tra
Bernie Sanders Explodes After Trump Proposes Massive Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability

Bernie Sanders Explodes After Trump Proposes Massive Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, exploded with rage after Trump released a budget that slashes trillions of dollars from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security disability after he gave a massive tax cut to the wealthy and corporations. In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Sen. Sanders said: The Trump […] The post Bernie Sanders Explodes After Trump Proposes Massive Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability appeared first on Politicus USA.