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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.

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How Trump And The GOP Stuck It To First Responders With Their Tax Scam Bill

Donald Trump campaigned as the candidate of “law and order,” and catered shamelessly to police officers and other first responders. But a section of the tax scam bill he just signed proves that he and the Republican party truly are liars and hypocrites.

The section of the bill in question allows wealthy corporate CEOs can deduct the cost of a private jet, but a police officer can no longer deduct the cost of his or her uniform. As David Cay Johnson of DC Reports notes in an article he wrote for Salon:

“Buried in the hastily drafted tax bill’s more than 500 pages are provisions eliminating “miscellaneous” deductions taken by almost 28 million taxpayers in 2015. Those are costs you bore to support your job or an investment you own or to pay a professional to prepare your income tax return.

This year cops and other first responders can write off the costs of buying uniforms and dry cleaning them. But in 2018, cops who buy their uniforms or are required to buy their own guns and ammunition will no longer be able to deduct those costs as reasonable and necessary expenses to support their earning a paycheck, thanks to Trump and Congressional Republicans.”


And that’s not all. The bill will also punish union members:

“Cops and anyone else who belongs to a union will no longer be allowed to deduct their union dues. People who must bear travel costs without reimbursement from their employers will just have to suck it up starting in January.”

So the only question that remains is this one that every cop in America should ask him or herself: Does Donald Trump really have my back, or is he just using me as a prop? The answer is obvious.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Judge Slams The Brakes On Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio (DETAILS)

Seeing as how he knows virtually nothing about how the federal government works or the powers of the different branches–executive, judicial, and legislative–it may come as one hell of a surprise when President Trump learns that his pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not as complete as he imagined.

Yes, Trump did indeed issue a full presidential pardon of Arpaio last Friday as Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on Texas, but the federal district judge who oversaw the trail of Arpaio on charges of criminal contempt on which Sheriff Joe was convicted is now refusing to vacate Arpaio’s conviction.

According to Arizona CentralJudge Susan Bolton:

“Bolton on Tuesday stopped short of throwing out the conviction based solely on Arpaio’s request. Instead she ordered Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice, which is prosecuting the case, to file briefs on why she should or shouldn’t grant Arpaio’s request.

“Arpaio’s attorneys asked Bolton on Monday to vacate Arpaio’s conviction in light of President Donald Trump’s Friday pardon.

“Bolton has scheduled oral arguments on the matter for Oct. 4, the day before Arpaio was supposed to be sentenced.”


In other words, Arpaio is far from being out of the woods because unlike Trump, a federal judge is allowed to interpret how the executive branch uses its powers and whether or not the president has acted within his rights under the United States Constitution. And should Judge Bolton refuse to vacate Arpaio’s sentence, he could well be headed to jail after all.

Here are some other crimes Arapaio needs to be charged and tried for:

  • Torturing inmates at his jail.
  • Forcing female inmates to give birth while shackled.
  • Refusing to investigate sex crimes against Hispanic children.
  • The death of 160 inmates at jails under the control of Arpaio and his deputies.
  • Involving himself in immigration matters, which are the sole responsibility of federal law enforcement.

Joe Arpaio is a sadist and a bigoted piece of amphibian shit who should be in federal prison for what remains of his miserable life. Maybe we can even get him a cell next door to Donald Trump’s.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Fox Host Says Cops Need Grenade Launchers For Use On Protesters (VIDEO)

President Trump has decided to reverse a decision made during the Obama administration and will now allow restrictions to be lifted which will American police departments access to excess military equipment for use against U.S. citizens.

As you might expect, Fox News is all in favor of turning police departments into paramilitary units, and Fox & Friends co-host Jillian Mele gushed about the idea, saying it would give “major backup for our police officers on the front lines of protests.” She then added:

“He’s reinstating a program that supplies local police departments with surplus military equipment, including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, and high-caliber weapons. Attorney General Sessions will announce the change later today.”

Such equipment, Mele went on to say, would come in handy for use in upcoming protests around the country:

“Al Sharpton (is) leading the 1,000 Ministers March for Justice on the National Mall (and) a 10-day march to Washington kicks off in Charlottesville in response to the deadly clashes in Virginia earlier this month.”

Yes, how reassuring it is to know that cops in Washington and other American cities will be able to deploy grenade launchers against anyone who dares to question the authority of them or the government they represent. How glorious it would be to see armored vehicles and police officers with all sorts of military gear patrolling the streets of a town near you. Hell, I’m feeling safer already, aren’t you?

One wonders, however, if Ms. Mele and her corporate masters at Fox would be as pleased to see such weapons used against members of the alt-right, KKK, and neo-Nazis. After all, there are some “fine people” among them, as President Trump told us in the aftermath of Charlottesville.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org