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Senate Republicans Are Now Refusing To Fund The Capitol Police Force

Republicans love to pretend they support the police across the nation, even going to far as to attach themselves to the “Blue Lives Matter” movement which began in 2014 and remains a national force today.

And yet, when it comes time to put action behind the slogans, we Republicans in the current Congress refusing to meet with hero officers who protected them on January 6 and even refusing to shake the hand of Capitol Police officers who helped repel the pro-Trump rioters who were determined to subvert the will of the American people.

As if that hypocrisy isn’t bad enough, now Senate Republicans are refusing to join negotiations that would provide funding for the Capitol Police Force. Instead, Republican senators want to go on recess starting next week. The Capitol Police Force runs out of funding in August, the very same time Congress will again be in recess.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-CT) noted Monday that Republicans seem utterly disinterested in making sure the security officers who protect each and ever member of Congress have the funds they need to continue doing their jobs:

“The January 6 insurrection left a path of destruction through the seat of our democracy and left our Capitol Police force overburdened and under-resourced resulting from unanticipated costs associated with the attack, including significant overtime duty and the need for retention bonuses.  For 32 days, Senate Republicans have refused to join bipartisan negotiations to address these urgent security needs, and now the Capitol Police risks running out of funding this summer.  I am committed to moving a bill in the Senate to address these important needs and prevent this self-made crisis; it must be done.”

Will Senate Republicans come to their senses and do their jobs, or will they leave the Capitol Police on the verge being unable to pay salaries of the officers who so capably protect the people we elected to represent us?

There’s an old saying that perfectly describes the modern-day GOP when it comes to their “commitment” to the police: They’re all hat and no cattle.


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Fox News Guest Says Black Americans Are Trying To Get Killed By Cops To Make Money

With all of the media attention being focused on the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for his killing of George Floyd, you may have missed one of the more outrageous takes on the matter that appeared on Fox News, where truth is always secondary to right-wing propaganda.

On Laura Ingraham’s show, it was suggested that black Americans are trying to get cops to attack and kill them so they can make money off it.

Former police officer Brandon Tatum told Ingraham:

“And these political pundits, these political talking heads, they want you to fight the police. They want you to be killed so they can make all this money, they can promote it on the news, they can get a payout with the family, and you’re going to be dead as a doornail. And I don’t know why we continue to let these people destroy our country and push this rhetoric. I wish that we could come to a balance and say there’s things to be improved on both sides. Let’s work together to make it happen. But, unfortunately, money, it talks way too loud for people to listen to basic rhetoric.” 

A cop kneels on the neck of an unarmed man for nine minutes and things need to be improved “on both sides”? That’s not only absurd, it’s also offensive to anyone who has ever lost a loved one to police violence.

Using Mr. Tatum’s deeply-flawed logic, we can also put forth this proposition: The police are beating and killing innocent people because they want the publicity and so they’ll get promoted.

Tatum added:

“Nowadays it pays to be a crook. It pays to be a thug because if you can’t pass down money to your family by getting killed by another black man — if you get killed by a cop you get $27 million paid to your family and another $20 million on GoFundMe. So this is becoming a trend. People are trying to go viral losing their lives.”

Money and viral videos. According to Brandon Tatum, that’s what all of this is about. It’s just cash and clicks. It has nothing to do with being outraged by police brutality, and how dare you complain about the cops killing whoever they want to!

Leave it to Fox News to try and trivialize the death of George Floyd. They’re experts at every dark art imaginable.

Here’s the video from Fox News:

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Right-Wingers Calling For #BlueFlu Walkout By Cops To Protest Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Remember how conservatives and right-wingers tried to accuse progressives who were calling for reform in law enforcement of want to “defund the police”? Campaign ads were run during the 2020 presidential election suggesting that if Joe Biden was elected, you’d call the cops for help and no one would show up because the police force had closed due to a lack of funding.

So it’s especially ironic that some of those same people are now showing what massive hypocrites they are and urging cops across the country to call into work sick to protest the guilty verdict handed down Tuesday against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of second-degree murder and faces as much as 40 years in prison.

Shortly after the jury handed down their verdict, social media began lighting up with calls for a massive case of #BlueFlu, which, if it took place, would endanger the lives of Americans everywhere.

Take a look at some of the postings:

So now the police are supposed to refuse to do the jobs they’re paid to do?! Sounds like the usual flawed logic/bullshit that always emanates from those on the right.

Right-wingers are the biggest hypocrites and fools on the planet. Do you supposed they’d still be so pro-cop if a police officer had murdered one of their loved ones?

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Inside Job? Evidence Suggests Police May Have Let Some Rioters Into the Capitol Building

How exactly did pro-Trump rioters manage to make it into what is supposed to be one of the most secure locations in the country, the U.S. Capitol building, and allow it to be occupied for hours on Wednesday?

There’s a growing body of evidence that the domestic terrorists who caused so much damage and set the nation on edge may have had assistance with their plot from members of the U.S. Capitol Police.

NBC News Chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel was asking questions about the ease with which the rioters made their way into the Capitol building, and he shared them on social media, drawing some interesting responses from others on Twitter:

Something here doesn’t add up. If the Capitol police only have one job — protecting the Capitol building — why were so many of the rioters allowed to get to close to the front of the building? They certainly didn’t allow it happen when protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched on the Capitol and were met by a wall of officers:

There are plenty of questions. Now we need (and deserve) answers.

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‘Trust Fund’ Jared Gets Shredded For Whining About The NBA Strike In Response To Kenosha Shooting

In the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the National Basketball Association canceled all playoff games that had been scheduled for Wednesday evening, and both the Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers have reportedly voted to quit the playoffs altogether.

But according to senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, the players should consider themselves “fortunate” that they’re wealthy enough to stop working if they choose to.

Appearing on CNBC Thursday morning, Kushner remarked:

“The NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re able to take a night off from work without having to have the consequences to themselves financially.”

Kushner’s comments set off a firestorm of angry responses on social media, with many people reminding Jared that the only reason he has money is because he inherited it from his daddy:

Hopefully, after November 3 Jared, Ivanka, and the entire Trump crime family will be on their way out of the White House and headed for prison.