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Chicago mayor will not allow “Portland-style” federal agents in city

Chicago mayor will not allow “Portland-style” federal agents in city

Chicago mayor will not allow “Portland-style” federal agents in city

Chicago mayor will not allow “Portland-style” federal agents in city

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” Chicago Mayor Lightfoot said.

In a question and answer session on Tuesday (July 21), Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would not permit Donald Trump to send anonymous government agents to react to anti-police brutality protests, as has occurred in Portland.

“What I comprehend now… is that the Trump organization won’t absurdly send anonymous specialists to the lanes of Chicago,” she said. “We have data that permits us to state — in any event now — that we don’t see a Portland-style sending coming to Chicago.”

Rather, the administration is relied upon to send agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“Unlike what happened in Portland, what we will receive is resources that are going to plug in to the existing federal agencies that we work with on a regular basis to help manage and suppress violent crime,” Lightfoot continued. “I’ve been very clear that we welcome actual partnership, but we do not welcome dictatorship.”

The declaration shows up after Trump promised to send government agents to Chicago and different urban communities because of protests. The organization has talked about sending upwards of 150 federal agents from the U.S. Branch of Homeland Security and agents from different divisions in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” Mayor Lightfoot added on Twitter.

Government officer’s treatment of regular citizen protestors has been broadly reprimanded after ongoing events in Portland. A week ago, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum recorded a claim against a few government offices for “unlawfully confining” protestors, showering nerve gas and discharging less-deadly shots at crowds and discharging less-lethal shots at protest crowds and violating their Constitutional rights. The Oregon governor and Portland city mayor have censured the special agents via social media and requested that Trump evacuate them, as Mayor Lightfoot is presently endeavoring to do.

Prior this week on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Lightfoot said she would document a claim so as to prevent Trump from sending government agents to Chicago if vital.

“We’re not going to have tyranny in the city of Chicago,” Lightfoot said. “Our democracy is at stake and I’ll be darned if I’m going to let anybody — even if their name is Mr. President — bring those kinds of troops to our city and try to take off our residents.”

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker additionally said he would work to prevent the convergence of federal agents on Tuesday, considering them a “wrong-headed move on the part of Donald Trump… [and] Homeland Security.”

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African American male says he was refused assistance at Subway eatery

African American male says he was refused assistance at Subway eatery

African American male says he was refused assistance at Subway eatery

African American male says he was refused assistance at Subway eatery

“She said, ‘I don’t help your kind,’” Kevin Wheeler recalled of his experience at a Subway restaurant.

On Friday (July 10), Kevin Wheeler shared a video to Facebook, saying that he was refused assistance at a Subway eatery since he is Black.

As per Wheeler, he was dealt with ineffectively while remaining in line for a sandwich in the Mendon area. “People want change. If we stop because it’s not trendy then we’re not doing anything to make the change.”

Notwithstanding that, the white representative serviced the accompanying visitor, who remained behind Wheeler, at that point continued to take a telephone request. “It was intense for me to take in,” he said. “My kind I’m only a human.”

The following day, Wheeler joined a few activists outside of the eatery, which was shut down at that point. “It’s not just happening elsewhere. It’s happening here in the small town of Mendon,” he said. “People want change. If we stop because it’s not trendy then we’re not doing anything to make the change.”

In a subsequent video shared to Facebook, Wheeler clarified that he talked with the proprietor of that Subway area on a few events, including an in-person meeting that took place on Saturday (July 11). He said that the issue is being handled.

“He is taking care of this, I don’t want anybody to think that he is not, I don’t want anything to think that he is sweeping it underneath the rug. He is taking care of it. He assured me that this is not who he is. And I have a strong belief that he isn’t,” Wheeler said in the video regarding his conversation with the owner.

He proceeded, “What I don’t want people to do is that I don’t want people to threaten or call him. Guys, this isn’t the way, this isn’t the way to do it. You know we need to let him take care of his employee and let him take care of what’s going on. You know, let’s keep this peaceful guys.”

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The driver who executed Black Lives Matter activist accused of vehicular manslaughter

The driver who executed Black Lives Matter activist accused of vehicular manslaughter

The driver who executed Black Lives Matter activist accused of vehicular manslaughter

The driver who executed Black Lives Matter activist accused of vehicular manslaughter

Dawit Kelete’s bail has been set at $1.2 million.

On Wednesday (July 8), a Seattle man was accused of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular ambush, and foolish driving after he drove his vehicle into a gathering of Black Lives Matter dissenters, harming one individual and killing another.

Dawit Kelete is presently being held at King County Correctional Facility and his bail is as of now set at $1.2 million. As indicated by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, two of the charges, vehicular crime and vehicular attack, are lawful offenses. He could confront over 13 years in jail.

Kelete was driving a white Jaguar when he blasted through the dissidents at a quickened speed on Saturday (July 4) morning. Summer Taylor, one of the nonconformists, died later at the medical clinic. Diaz Love, another nonconformist, is as of now in the emergency clinic in genuine condition.

“I’m alive and stable,” Love posted on Facebook. “In a lot of pain. I cannot believe Summer was murdered. If they thought this murder would make us back down, they are very wrong. Very wrong.”

Love continued, “My FB is filled with death threats, that and only being able to use one hand has me going slow. I deeply appreciate and feel all the love y’all are sending me.”

As indicated by the investigator’s office, Kelete “drove at freeway speeds in lane one toward the barricade of three vehicles” and eventually “continued driving at freeway speeds on the shoulder,” passing the barrier of vehicles. “Before him were running pedestrians” and he “veered sharply left and directly into” the two demonstrators “who were not able to run off the road.”

After the mishap, he was given a field sobriety test for medications and liquor and passed. “The driver was reserved and appeared sullen throughout his time in custody,” Trooper James McGuire noted in the arrest report. “At one point, he asked if the injured pedestrians were okay.”

Kelete’s lawyer John Henry Browne said the crash was a “horrible, horrible accident,” but was not intentional. “There’s absolutely nothing political about this case whatsoever,” the attorney told The Associated Press. “My client is in tears. He’s very remorseful. He feels tremendous guilt.”

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Will Smith discusses Philadelphia cops considering him the N-word

Will Smith discusses Philadelphia cops considering him the N-word

Will Smith discusses Philadelphia cops considering him the N-word

Will Smith discusses Philadelphia cops considering him the N-word

“I got halted every now and again,” the award-winning entertainer outlined in another meeting.

Talking with political reporter Angela Rye on her “On One with Angela Rye” digital broadcast, Will Smith examined the current Black Lives Matter development, protests, and his own encounters with police during his childhood in West Philadelphia.

“I grew up under, you know, Mayor [Frank] Rizzo. He went from the chief of police to become the mayor and he had an iron hand,” the Academy Award-nominated actor recalled. “I’ve been called ni**er by the cops in Philly on more than 10 occasions, right? I got stopped frequently. So, I understand what it’s like to be in those circumstances.”

“Be that as it may, I went to Catholic school out in suburbia, so I comprehend what the variations are in a truly intriguing manner,” he proceeded. “White kids were happy when the cops showed up and my heart always started pounding. There’s a part of this that people who don’t grow up in that, you just can’t comprehend. You just can’t comprehend what it feels like to feel like you live in occupied territory.”

Smith likewise talked about the expression “Black Lives Matter” and counter-protests chants like “All Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter,” saying the issue of conflict lies in miscommunication.

“Something as simple as ‘Black Lives Matter,’ what’s the fu*king point of contention?” he asked. “The point of contention is that’s not what the person’s hearing. So, that’s where communication rules come in very handy.”

“For somebody to respond, ‘All lives matter,’ ‘Blue lives matter,’ it’s like…” he said, making a frustrated face.

With respect to the progressing against police brutality, Smith said persistent protesters’ “rage” is totally justified, yet he’s thankful that demonstrations have remained for the most part tranquil.

“For the world to see what we’ve been saying for hundreds of years — my grandmother taught me to be thankful for these opportunities, to be thankful for your pain,” he said. “The entire globe has stood up and said to the African American people, ‘We see you, we hear you. How can we help?’ We’ve never been there before.”

“What I love about the peaceful protests — peaceful protests put up a mirror to the demonic imagery of your oppressor,” he continued. “The more still you are in your peaceful protests, the more clear the mirror is to the oppressor for the world to see and for them to see themselves.”

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