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WAPO: Based on the probabilities of a refugee committing terrorism, you can eat a lot of Skittles




https://twitter.com/SeanMcElwee/status/778206052475138048

New Data: Trump's racism has lead Jewish donors to abandon the GOP.


http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-gops-jewish-donors-are-abandoning-trump/

Trump calls for nationwide 'stop-and-frisk' policy

Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the controversial “stop-and-frisk” policing practice to be instituted nationwide as a means of combating violent crime in America’s inner cities.

In a pre-taped interview on Fox News scheduled to air Wednesday night, Trump was asked by an audience member what he would do to address “violence in the black community” and “black-on-black crime.” Trump responded by proposing that “stop-and-frisk” policing, in which an officer is empowered to stop an individual and frisk them for weapons or any other illegal contraband, be adopted nationwide.
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“I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to. We did it in New York, it worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive and, you know, you really help people sort of change their mind automatically,” Trump told the questioner. “You understand, you have to have, in my opinion, I see what’s going on here, I see what’s going on in Chicago, I think stop-and-frisk. In New York City it was so incredible, the way it worked. Now, we had a very good mayor, but New York City was incredible, the way that worked, so I think that could be one step you could do.”


The practice, carried out most famously in New York but also by other police departments, is frequently criticized as an avenue for officers commit acts of racial profiling. Others tout it as responsible for a dramatic drop in New York City’s crime rate, although former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in 2015 that the practice is “not a significant factor in the crime rate of this city.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-stop-and-frisk-228486#ixzz4KvHn0j5M
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Landmark Decision: Judge Rules NYPD Stop and Frisk Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory
https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/press-releases/landmark-decision-judge-rules-nypd-stop-and-frisk-practices




After NYC basically ended stop and frisk, crime there hit record lows.


http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/wrong-ending-stop-frisk-not-stopping-crime-article-1.2740157




An analysis by the NYCLU revealed that innocent New Yorkers have been subjected to police stops and street interrogations more than 5 million times since 2002, and that black and Latino communities continue to be the overwhelming target of these tactics. Nearly nine out of 10 stopped-and-frisked New Yorkers have been completely innocent, according to the NYPD’s own reports:

http://www.nyclu.org/content/stop-and-frisk-data
'http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/03/stop-and-frisk-didnt-make-new-york-safer/359666/
http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/frisk9.pdf






Compare Trump's reaction to Don King dropping the n-word to the guy in the upper right


https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/778602251845824512

Don King drops n-word during Trump church event, delighting campaign advisors
Others in attendance cringed.




https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/778606939454443520
https://thinkprogress.org/don-king-drops-n-word-while-introducing-trump-delighting-campaign-advisors-837abee6dbd0#.8snp8dggg


i can only imagine what they were praying for:

http://www.joemygod.com/2016/09/21/preachers-lay-hands-trump-protect-satan-demons-principalities-powers-video/

Finding the black man at Trump's "African-American Town Hall" is like a fucked up Where's Waldo
https://twitter.com/justin_kanew/status/778657326018367488

Dems hijack IRS hearing to ask about Trump’s taxes

Democrats are using a House hearing on whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen should be impeached to raise questions about Donald Trump’s taxes.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) declared the hearing “an obvious sham” before asking Koskinen about Trump’s tax returns, which he has said he will not release publicly because he is under a federal audit.


“Is there anything that would prohibit someone from releasing their tax returns, if they want to, because they're under audit?” Nadler said, without mentioning Trump by name.

“No,” Koskinen responded.


“Can an individual use other people's money run through a charitable foundation to enrich themselves or satisfy his personal debts or obligations?” Nadler asked.

Koskinen answered that tax-exempt organizations cannot use their funds to benefit their own members.



MORE:
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/297021-dems-hijack-irs-hearing-to-ask-about-trumps-taxes

This image says it all.

Seinfeld writer unleashed the Skittles meme to end all others, eviscerates orange Skittle

https://twitter.com/DavidHMandel/status/778411131908087809?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

@DavidHMandel
Executive Producer Veep Season 5. Writer of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, and SNL. Don't forget about Eurotrip or Clerks The Cartoon.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/9/21/1572606/-Seinfeld-writer-unleashed-the-Skittles-meme-to-end-all-others-eviscerates-orange-Skittle

Ironic? No. Not in least. It is telling!


https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/778397357381738496
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/20/politics/george-hw-bush-hillary-clinton/

Police Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Fabricate Criminal Charges Against Protester

The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against a protester after troopers were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him. In what seems like an unlikely stroke of cosmic karma, the recording came about after a camera belonging to the protester, Michael Picard, was illegally seized by a trooper who didn’t know that it was recording and carried it back to his patrol car, where it then captured the troopers’ plotting.

“Let’s give him something,” one trooper declared. Another suggested, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.


.......

So Michael was out on Sept. 11, 2015 in West Hartford. He shows up, has a big sign that says “cops ahead, remain silent.” It’s handwritten—this is not threatening stuff. He stood on a small triangular traffic island. He was standing there for an hour, hour and a half without any problems. Then, the state police officers who were working the checkpoint come over to Michael, and the first thing they do is slap the camera out of his hand so it hits the ground. He thinks it’s broken.

It was really brazen. There’s another video showing that the first thing the state trooper does is walk up and with his open hand slap the camera down to the ground. He doesn’t even say anything like “put that down,” or “please lower your camera.” He just slaps it to the ground. Then he interacts with Michael as if nothing happened, as if, “I’m just allowed to do that, and I don’t even have to tell you why I just broke your camera.” It’s an amazing level of hostility.

The troopers search Michael, and theatrically announce that he has a gun—which they knew he had, and which he was carrying legally under Connecticut’s open carry law. So they take his gun, and they go run his pistol permit. As they’re doing that, Michael picks the camera up off the pavement—it’s a nice SLR that can also record video. He picks it up and tries to turn it on as one of the cops walks back over, and that’s where the video starts. The cop announces that “taking my picture is illegal.” Michael debates with him a little because he’s very knowledgeable about the law and the First Amendment, and the end result is that the trooper snatches the camera, walks away, and puts it on top of the cruiser, without realizing that it is working and is recording video.

So we get the three troopers at the cruiser talking about what to do. Michael’s permit comes back as valid, they say “oh crap,” and one of the troopers says “we gotta punch a number on this guy,” which means open an investigation in the police database. And he says “we really gotta cover our asses.” And then they have a very long discussion about what to charge Michael with—none of which appear to have any basis in fact. This plays out over eight minutes. They talk about “we could do this, we could do this, we could do this….”

In Connecticut, police officers have clear requirements under the law to intervene and stop or prevent constitutional violations when they see them. But at no time did any of the three officers pipe up and say, “why don’t we just give him his camera back and let him go.”

In the end they decide on two criminal infractions: “reckless use of a highway by a pedestrian,” and “creating a public disturbance.” They have a chilling discussion on how to support the public disturbance charge, and the top-level supervisor explains to the other two, “what we say is that multiple motorists stopped to complain about a guy waving a gun around, but none of them wanted to stop and make a statement.” In other words, what sounds like a fairy tale.


the rest:
https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/police-accidentally-record-themselves-conspiring-fabricate-criminal-charges-against?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Email that Conway, GOP'ers cite re: Clinton birtherism doesn't even question Obama's birthplace:


http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article103111497.html
https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/778524940396011521

This photogragher deserves a Pulitzer for this shot. Contrast "to protect and serve"

Protests in Charlotte erupt after Keith Lamont Scott, shot by police dies in hospital

Police line up in front of protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 21, 2016. CREDIT:
Adam Rhew/Charlotte Magazine

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKndECajFYC/
https://twitter.com/Robinsonpost/status/778462556834758657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/778491081658957824
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/09/21/protests-break-out-in-charlotte-after-police-fatally-shoot-man-they-say-wielded-firearm/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_mm-charlotte-1220am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
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