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Supreme Court To Hear Census Citizenship Challege

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by 18 states to President Donald Trump’s administration’s contentious decision to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens. The legal question concerns the scope of evidence that a New York-based federal judge can consider at …

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INDIANA: Gay Dem Upsets Anti-LGBT State Senator

The Indianapolis Journal reports: Democrat J.D. Ford pulled off a big upset Tuesday, unseating state Sen. Mike Delph, a Republican who has served the district since 2005. Ford is thought to be Indiana’s first openly gay state lawmaker. “Ladies and gentleman, we just made history and no one can take that from us,” Ford said. It was a rematch for …

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Saudi Arabia And Turkey Dig In Despite Pompeo’s Visit

The Guardian reports: Mike Pompeo’s visit to the region was supposed to be a face-saver that explained away the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, while sparing further blushes in Riyadh, Washington, and Ankara. It did not go to plan. The US secretary of state’s two-day trip has seemingly led Saudi Arabia and Turkey to dig further into positions that are starting …

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POLL: Millennials Prefer Democrats By 27 Points

The Rising reports: Democrats beat Republicans by 27 points among millennials on the generic ballot, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company found that 53 percent of 18-34 year-olds said they would support a Democratic candidate in November’s midterm elections, while 26 percent said they would support a Republican candidate …

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Trump Urges Cops To Employ “Stop And Frisk” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Monday that he’s directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to provide federal assistance to the city of Chicago to limit gun violence, and suggested the city implement the controversial practice of “stop-and-frisk.” “We want to straighten it out, and straighten it out fast. There’s no reason for what’s going on there,” Trump told law enforcement …

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Trump: My Tenant Nike Is Sending A “Terrible Message”

From his interview with the Daily Caller: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Nike sent a “terrible message” this week by making former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick one of the faces representing the 30th anniversary of the company’s “Just Do It” campaign. “I think it’s a terrible message. Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent,” …

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Texas Cop Found Guilty Of Killing Unarmed Black Teen

The Dallas Morning News reports: A Dallas County jury found the former Balch Springs police officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards guilty of murder Tuesday. Roy Oliver, 38, was found not guilty, however, on two counts of aggravated assault for firing his rifle into a car full of teens as they left a house party last year. Oliver was taken …

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New Jersey Police Chief Busted Buying Cocaine [VIDEO]

The North Jersey Record reports: Michael Coppola, the chief of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, was arrested Thursday for allegedly buying cocaine and having it shipped to a Passaic County post office box, authorities said in a news release. Investigators believed Coppola was ordering drugs through the internet and having it delivered to the post office box, according to …

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NYPD Pilots Flew Spy Plane In Route Shaped Like “Giant Penis” To Troll Supervisor Watching On Flight Tracker

The New York Post reports: Five NYPD pilots were so ­angry at their supervisor that they used a $4 million, federally funded spy plane to fly a route shaped like a giant penis, The Post has learned. Inspector James Coan, head of the Aviation Unit, learned of the phallic airborne artwork from his minions, who discovered the lewd pattern on …

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OHIO: Columbus Police Chief Promises Probe Into “Motivations” Of Vice Cops In Arrest Of Stormy Daniels

Via press release from Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs: Vice personnel working Wednesday night believed they had probable cause that state law regulating sexually-oriented businesses was violated; however, one element of the law was missed in error and charges were subsequently dismissed. The facts behind the charges and the behavior witnessed by the Vice officers are a matter of public …

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TEXAS: Police Department Lip Syncs “God’s Not Dead”

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: In a bizarre and possibly unconstitutional promotion of religion, the Crandall Police Department in Texas just posted a Facebook video of officers lip-synching to the theme song from God’s Not Dead. It’s not just the lyrics of the song that are problematic. The camera shows the phrase “In God We Trust” on their …

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SCOTUS Rules Cops Need Warrant For Phone GPS

CNET reports: The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of digital privacy. In a 5-4 decision on Friday the justices decided that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Sixth Circuit court’s decision. Carpenter v. United States is the first case about phone location data that the …

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POLL: Majority Don’t Find Anthem Kneeling Unpatriotic

Axios reports: A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday found that the majority of U.S. voters — 58% — don’t find kneeling by NFL players during the national anthem unpatriotic. The majority of Republicans (70%) find the protest unpatriotic, opposed to 23% who don’t. When it comes to athletes’ right to protest, 82% of Democrats say they do have …

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FLORIDA: Cop Suspended For Facebook Post Hoping That David Hogg Would Be Hit By A Car During Protest

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Brian Valenti, the Coconut Creek K-9 officer who posted a snide comment on Facebook that triggered public outrage, is being suspended for five days and will be required to undergo sensitivity training, the department said Wednesday. Valenti told Police Chief Butch Arenal he regretted posting a comment saying he hoped Parkland activist David Hogg would …

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NEW YORK CITY: Top Cop Steps Down Amid Probe For Ordering Lights And Sirens Escort For Rush Limbaugh

The New York Daily News reports: The Port Authority’s top cop has filed for retirement — weeks after it was revealed he ordered a police escort for lefty-hating talk show host Rush Limbaugh, officials said. Michael Fedorko stepped down after nine years as Port Authority superintendent, the agency said in a statement. The Port Authority had opened an internal investigation …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gun Lawyer Convicted Of Bribing Former NYPD Sergeant To Speed Up Firearms Permitting

The New York Daily News reports: A self-described gun lawyer to the stars was convicted Tuesday of bribing an ex-NYPD sergeant to speed up pistol permitting. John Chambers, 63, was found guilty on all four counts following a one-week trial in Manhattan Federal Court. The counts included bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to commit …

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PENNSYLVANIA: “Libtards Take It In The Ass” Former Police Chief Convicted Of Lying On Firearms Application

Surely you remember this nutjob. Scranton’s ABC affiliate reports: A controversial former police chief has been found guilty of lying on a firearms application. A jury in Schuylkill County convicted former Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler of lying on an application to buy a firearm. Kessler received national attention in 2013 when he posted a profanity-laced video on YouTube showing …

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PHILADELPHIA: Starbucks CEO Apologizes After Video Of Two Black Men Arrested For Trespassing Goes Viral

The Washington Post reports: The chief executive of Starbucks apologized Saturday to two black men arrested at a Philadelphia store in an incident that has led to accusations of racial profiling by the company and police. In a statement to Starbucks customers and employees Saturday, CEO Kevin Johnson acknowledged “a disheartening situation in one of our Philadelphia-area stores this past …

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Georgia Police Sign Warns: We Might Kill You Back

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Sheriff Mike Jolley’s new welcome sign comes with a threatening warning for visitors: “Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!” According to an AJC investigation into gun violence in the state last year, people in Georgia are twice …

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TORONTO: Cops Withdraw From Pride At Request Of Organizers Over Their Response To Anti-LGBT Crimes

The Toronto Star reports: Toronto police will withdraw an application they submitted for officers to march in this year’s Pride parade. The decision was made to avoid “any setback” in the relationship between the police service and Toronto’s queer communities, chief Mark Saunders wrote in a statement Tuesday. The goal is to restore confidence in police in what, he admitted, …

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