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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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Police in America The Trump Adminstration

‘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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Abuse of Power Crime Police in America Politics Racial Profiling The Trump Adminstration

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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Abuse of Power Discrimination Immigration WTF?!

WTF?! Arizona Sheriff: Take A Gun If You Go Hiking So You Can Shoot Mexicans

Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeau has a bit of friendly advice he wants to impart to anyone who might be thinking of going hiking in his county: Be sure and take a gun with you, because you might just have to shoot some Mexican cartel members.

Babeau’s office issued a statement saying that Mexican cartels are sending out assassins–know as “sicarios,” for the purpose of killing rival cartel “rip crews” who have been known ambush the cartel’s drug runners and steal money and the drugs.

The sheriff also claims that multiple gun battles have broken out along the border and there’s has been a rise in armed conflict with what he classifies as drug runners.

Oddly, this is the first time Babeau has bothered to tell the general public about this alleged danger, and he also made sureto include a criticism of President Obama:

“It’s a distressing reality that President Obama is unwilling to protect the public from armed incursions across the border and well into Arizona. We are seizing thousands of pounds of their drugs and yet Obama’s response is to erect signs that warn American citizens that it’s not safe to travel.”

Babeau, it should be noted, is running for Congress in Arizona’s first congressional district. And like most Republicans, he wants to use fear and hatred in order to assure he’s victorious. The sheriff previously ran in the fourth district, but was defeated soundly because voters were able to see through his racism and fear mongering.

After he had issued his gloom and doom statement, Sheriff Babeau remarked:

“I’m telling our citizens that want to enjoy the outdoors to travel armed and not let these drug cartels think they have any control over American soil.”

Something tells me Babeau is a bigger threat than any alleged drug cartel activity on American soil.

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

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This Is How ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Treats Mentally Ill Prisoners

Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is, without question, one of the biggest douchebags to ever walk the face of the earth or carry a badge and gun. He has been known to make inmates wear pink prison-issued clothing, fed them moldy bread and expired sandwich meat, and houses some of his inmates in outdoor tent cities despite the fact that in the summer the temperature in Phoenix reaches well above 100 degrees.

But now there is evidence that Arpaio is horribly mistreating the mentally ill prisoners who are housed in Maricopa County.

One inmate, identified in a lawsuit filed against Arpaio only by the initials JP, and according to a report in Business Insider:

“Guards observed him ‘spitting and urinating’ on the floor of his cell, exhibiting ‘tearful’ behavior, and burping or drooling to drown out the voices he was hearing. He refused to eat or take the antipsychotic drugs he’d been prescribed. By the time he was finally taken to the facility’s Mental Health Unit (MHU) on March 11, he had lost 20 pounds and was ‘tangential, unaware of his situation, and reported auditory and visual hallucinations.’”

JP was allowed to stay in the MHU for one day, and was then returned to the Maricopa County jail. There, he continued to deteriorate mentally. He would not shower, eat, or take his medication. He was finally transferred to an RTC, a residential rehabilitation program, after a judge agreed with jail officials that he was too “incompetent and unrestorable” to face trial.

According to a lawsuit which has been filed by the ACLU, Arpaio, who has called himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” what is taking place in Maricopa County amounts to warehousing mentally ill detainees in “punitive housing units” at the jail. With no access to treatment these individuals:

“Deteriorate, refusing medication and treatment, living in squalor and growing more symptomatic by the day.”

Does this sound like the way anyone, let alone someone with a mental illness, should be treated? Joe Arpaio may be popular in Maricopa County, and he may be a hero to fellow bullies such as Donald Trump and Ted Nugent, but there is absolutely no excuse for treating a human being in this manner. Arpaio is the kind of person who would delight in kicking a man while he’s down. This kind of torture under the guise of “law and order” must end immediately.

Does this sound like the way anyone, let alone someone with a mental illness, should be treated? Joe Arpaio may be popular in Maricopa County, and he may be a hero to fellow bullies such as Donald Trump and Ted Nugent, but there is absolutely no excuse for treating a human being in this manner. Arpaio is the kind of person who would delight in kicking a man while he’s down. This kind of torture under the guise of “law and order” must end immediately.

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