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Fans of the iconic rapper Ice Cube were outraged on Wednesday after a top Trump campaign adviser tweeted that the notoriously anti-Trump musician was working with the administration.

Katrina Pierson let the cat out of the bag in a tweet thanking Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, for his contribution to the campaign’s “platinum plan,” a set of policies meant to help the black community prosper.

“Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan,” Pierson tweeted.

“Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!” she added.

Ice Cube confirmed that he had spoken with the Trump campaign about his plan, called the Contract with a Black America.

“Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election,” Ice Cube tweeted.

“Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA,” he added.
‘They used your blackness’
Although Ice Cube merely responded to a call from the Trump administration, many of his fans took to social media to excoriate him for it, while many falsely accused him of endorsing the president’s re-election campaign.

“You see what they did homie? They used your blackness as a political ploy to siphon black votes,” said one user to Ice Cube.
“Who is Ice Cube fooling. He was a Trump supporter all along. They hear money and that’s all they go for,” said actress Conchita Leeflang.

“Ice Cube is working with a president who is beloved by actual Nazis, Klansmen and every other major white supremacist group,” claimed activist director Payman Benz.

“So Ice Cube confirms that he’s working with a white supremacist. Got it,” said sportscaster Chris Williamson.

“Shame on Ice Cube and any of you who are allowing yourselves to be led by him. He isn’t bucking the system, he’s working his way into it for his own personal gain,” said TV hair dresser Elgin Charles.

“Donald Trump doesn’t give AF about Black people; yet, some of you are all too willing to shuck & jive for him,” he added.

Although Jackson has been venomously vocal against Trump and his policies, he has also publicly questioned whether Democratic policies and politicians have been good for the black community.

Here’s more about Ice Cube’s plan for black America:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Trump campaign says rapper Ice Cube added input on its plan for the black community, and his fans are outraged

Fox News said that they would not be inviting a Trump campaign advisor onto their cable news network after he fired off an insulting tweet against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during the vice presidential debate Wednesday.

“We have no intention of booking him as a guest on any of our platforms,” said a Fox News Media spokesperson in a statement to The Daily Beast about Harlan Hill.

The tweet from Hill read, “Kamala Harris comes off as such an insufferable lying b***h. Sorry, it’s just true.”

Hill remained defiant about the tweet on Thursday after being informed about the ban.

Hill remained defiant about the tweet on Thursday after being informed about the ban.

“You can say the most vile things about Trump AND his family, but don’t you dare speak ill of Queen Kamala,” he tweeted.
Hill also told the Daily Beast that he didn’t regret what he said.

“Kamala Harris was extraordinarily disrespectful to the vice president last night, lied to the American people repeatedly on The Biden/Harris platform, and was just generally unlikable and smug,” said Hill. “I tweeted what I tweeted and I’d tweet it again.”

A focus group of undecided voters by political analyst Frank Luntz favored Vice President Mike Pence in the debate with Harris. Many said that they found her to be “abrasive and condescending.”

Luntz went on to say that the main complaint against Pence was that he was “too tired” but won on style points.

“If this is a battle over style and substance, which is often the case with undecided voters because they simply do not choose on policy — they also choose on persona — this was Mike Pence’s night,” Luntz explained.

Hill’s tweet insulting Harris received more than 1.9k retweets and 7.5k likes on Twitter.

Here’s one of Hill’s appearances from 2017:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Fox News bans Trump campaign advisor after he insults Kamala Harris in tweet during VP debate

Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary resigned after days of protest over the death of Daniel Prude in police custody. Two deputy police chiefs also resigned.

Mayor Lovely Warren told the Rochester City Council about the resignations on Tuesday. When asked by reporters who would be in charge of law enforcement during expected protests that night, Warren said she wasn’t certain.

“We would have to find an interim chief,” Warren said. “Because I just got the call before this hearing, I don’t know.”

Singletary explained the reasons for his resignation in a news release. One report said City Council President Loretta C. Scott told News10NBC that Singletary would stay on until Sept. 28.

“Today, after 20 years of dedicated service to the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Community, I announce my retirement from the Rochester Police Department. For the past two decades, I have served this community with honor, pride, and the highest integrity,” Singletary said.

Daniel Prude, 41, died in March after being restrained by police officers that placed him in a spit hood. His family had called the police because the man was having a mental illness episode and a medical examiner said later that he was under “acute PCP intoxication.”

The seven Rochester police officers involved in the Prude case have also been suspended.

Singletary said that he was resigning because his character was being maligned over the response to the death of Prude.

“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity,” Singletary said.

“The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochesters Community know my reputation and know what I stand for,” he added. “The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for.”

Police Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Deputy Chief Mark Simmons also resigned.

While Singletary blamed “outside entities” for maligning his character, Mayor Warren had previously blamed the death of Prude on racism.

“Institutional and structural racism led to Daniel Prude’s death. I won’t deny it, I stand before it, and I call for justice upon it,” she said.

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Entire Rochester Police Dept. command staff resigns over protests from the death of Daniel Prude​

The Department of Justice said that an attack on NYPD officers in June was an act of Islamic terrorism by an illegal alien using the protests as cover.

The claims were made in an affidavit unsealed on Wednesday in a Brooklyn court.

Two police offers were patrolling to prevent looting on June 3 on a street corner when a man suddenly stabbed one officer in the neck at about 11:45 p.m., nearly four hours after a curfew that was imposed at the time. He chased after the other officer and then returned to attack the first, according to the affidavit.

That man then allegedly stole a 9mm service pistol from one of the officers and shot at other officers who were responding to the altercation. Two officers were shot in the hand.

The police said that the attacked yelled “Allah Akbar” several times during the attack.

The attack was caught on surveillance video that was released to the public by the NYPD:

Responding officers shot the man and took him into custody.

The affadavit identified the suspect as Dzenan Camovic, a 20-year-old Bosnian national who was present illegally in the United States.

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said in the affidavit that Carnovic had been in possession of extremist materials, including some related to ISIS.

“We know that Camovic repeatedly yelled, ‘Allahu Akbar’ during his attack. We know that he possessed a significant volume of materials that demonstrates his interest in and support for violent Islamist extremism, including materials related to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS),” said Barr.

Barr went on to say that Carnovic took steps to hide evidence of his plans and whatever co-conspirators he might have had.

“If not for the heroism and bravery of the responding NYPD officers who returned fire and took the assailant down early in the attack, untold additional officers and innocents could have been killed or injured,” continued Barr.

Carnovic was charged with firearm and robbery offenses, including unlawful possession of a firearm as an illegal alien. If convicted, Carnovic faces life imprisonment.

Here’s a local news report about the indictment:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: DOJ: Attack on NYPD cops in June was act of Islamic terrorism by illegal alien using protests as cover

A woman was arrested by police for allegedly looting during the protests in Chicago, and they say they caught her because she livestreamed her actions on Facebook.

Chicago police charged 22-year-old Taeshia Rochon with two felony counts of burglary and two felony counts of looting. They say that the Looting Task Force received a tip about the video Rochon posted to Facebook Live.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office accused Rochon of posting two livestream videos of her participating in looting at Nordstrom and Sunglass Hut.

Videos from her livestream were widely circulated on social media during the rioting and looting of downtown Chicago stores on Aug. 10:

In another video attributed to Rochon, she can be heard encouraging other looters as they stream out of the stores.

More than 100 people were arrested in the looting and 13 Chicago police officers were injured during the rioting. Police charged six other people with offenses related to the looting on Monday.

Chicago police searching social media

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday the formation of a task force that would search social media to help identify criminals and aid in apprehending them.

“As we’ve seen over these past few months, social media platforms have repeatedly been used to organize large groups of people to engage in illegal activity,” Lightfoot said.

Residents kick out looters

After the looting and rioting was blamed on residents of Englewood, Chicago community leaders angrily denounced outsider protesters and pushed them out of their neighborhood.

“I don’t see none of you motherf***ers when it’s kids back here shot up!” yelled Darryl Smith, a longtime resident of Englewood.

“I’m out here every day! Y’all don’t come out here when the kids get shot!” he added. “Y’all come out when it has to do with the f***ing police!”

Here’s more about the looting in Chicago:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Chicago police arrest woman for looting during protests — they say she livestreamed it on Facebook

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that his office would decline to press charges against protesters and rioters in the demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.

Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday at his first media briefing since assuming the office on Aug. 1.

Schmidt said in his statement that the policy change was intended to make society more equable.

“If we leverage the full force of the criminal justice system on individuals who are peacefully protesting and demanding to be heard, we will cause irreparable harm to them individually and to our society,” he said.

“The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will presumptively decline to prosecute a case where the most serious offense is a city ordinance violation or where the crime(s) do not involve deliberate property damage, theft or the use or threat of force against another person,” Schmidt explained.

The statement included a list of offenses from protesters that the office would decline to prosecute. The offenses that will be ignored included the following, according to KGW-TV:

  • Interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer
  • Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • Criminal trespass in the first and second degree
  • Escape in the third degree
  • Harassment
  • Riot (unless accompanied by a charge outside of this list)

“As prosecutors, we acknowledge the depth of emotion that motivates these demonstrations and support those who are civically engaged through peaceful protesting. We will undermine public safety, not promote it, if we do not take action to bring about immediate change,” Schmidt added.

‘I am disgusted’

On Friday, Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner sent a scathing letter demanding that Schmidt focus his efforts on stopping crime instead of criticizing the police.

You ran on a platform of police accountability, which was a thinly veiled threat to indict police officers. What about indicting rioters who loot, burn, destroy, and assault? What about your ethical and moral duties to uphold the law and keep all our citizens safe? The people committing arson and assault are not peaceful protestors; they are criminals. Step up and do your job; hold the rioters accountable. If there is no consequence for crimes from the District Attorney’s office, there is no reason for criminals to stop the chaos.

“I am disgusted that our City has come to this,” he added.

Others, like the Oregon Justice Resource Center, praised Schmidt for the change in policy.

“Effectively prosecuting people for exercising their right to express their views does not serve the people of Multnomah County,” the Resource Center tweeted.

Here’s more about the stunning announcement:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: District attorney says he will refuse to prosecute Portland rioters for a list of offenses, including rioting

Basketball icon Charles Barkley weighed into the debate over sports players kneeling for the Black Lives Matter movement and he’s earning a lot of angry responses online over it.

Barkley made the comments on “The Inside Guys” on TNT on Thursday after Shaquille O’Neal applauded players and coaches for kneeling before the first NBA game of the season.

“When you have you platform, I think it is very important that you speak up, it’s very important that you speak your mind but when you talk about change, you also have to talk about protocol,” said O’Neal.

“So we use our voice to bring awareness,” he continued. “Now we have to go vote, we have to vote our mayors in, our mayors are to appoint new chiefs of police. We have to vote senators and politicians. It doesn’t just stop with sending our a tweet or yelling all the time.”

“The thing is, listen, that’s gonna mean different things to different people,” responded Barkley.

“I’m glad these guys are all unified, but if people don’t kneel, they’re not a bad person,” he added.

“I want to make that perfectly clear, I’m glad they had unity,” Barkley concluded, “but if we have a guy who doesn’t want to kneel because the anthem means something to him, he should not be vilified.”

He went on to criticize players for only speaking out on social justice and said that they should go into black communities and help create businesses and be active in creating change.

Social media responds

Barkley’s comments were quickly picked up on social media and circulated by those supporting him and those criticizing him.

“Charles Barkley, we are worried about the people who ARE kneeling being vilified,” responded one sports account on Twitter.

“Charles Barkley does not speak for black people – he speaks for his white golf buddies who he doesn’t want to disappoint. He’s more worried about white men view him than how black women do. He spent years tap dancing on TV and now he’s a black leader – says who?” said another Twitter user.

“If Charles Barkley were in the wrong time at the wrong place, he would be a victim of police brutality and he’s out here supporting it,” said another commenter.

“Charles Barkley need to shut the f*** up… honestly,” said another simply.

Others, like former NBA player and ESPN host Jay Williams agreed with Barkley’s response.

“I firmly stand by what Charles Barkley just said,” tweeted Williams.

“If you choose not to kneel for the national anthem, you are NOT a bad person and you should NOT get vilified,” he added.

Barkley most recently made headlines when he called out black entertainers and sports figures by name for making anti-Semitic comments while advocating for black empowerment.

“Man, what the hell are y’all doing?” he asked emphatically.

Here’s more of the discussion about NBA social justice:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Charles Barkley defends sports players who refuse to kneel, and social media is melting down

Four members of the Toledo City Council, all Democrats, were arrested and charged in a bribery scheme by federal law enforcement authorities on Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors alleged that Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Garrick Johnson, were involved in a scheme that extorted money from business owners in the Ohio city in exchange for favorable council votes. The FBI began its investigation into the council members in early 2018.

Each of the accused members could face up to 10 years in prison for the bribery charges, and up to 20 years on the extortion charges.

Also charged in the scheme was an attorney who is accused of helping orchestrate the crimes.

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz issued a statement calling it a terrible day for the city.

“I am shocked and heartbroken by today’s arrests. This is a terrible day for Toledo — and for everyone who believes in the good that can be accomplished through public service,” Kapszukiewicz said.

“I have no tolerance for public officials who abuse the trust of the citizens,” he added. “I encourage all Toledoans to say a prayer for our city and for the hope that justice will be done in this case.”
Kapszukiewicz went on to remind Toledo citizens that the accused are innocent until proven guilty.

Mark Wagoner, the chair of the Lucas County Republican Party, called for the resignation of all four Democrats.

“Democrat domination of Toledo city politics has consequences, and today we see them. Lucas County Republicans have long pointed to the culture of corruption within the City of Toledo and have put forward quality candidates to end Democrat domination,” he said.

Councilwoman Harper is reportedly the executive director of the Lucas County Democratic Party.

Here’s a local news report about the arrests:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Four Toledo City Council members, all Democrats, arrested by FBI on bribery charges

Finally some answers are coming

The highly anticipated report of the investigation into alleged FISA abuses under the Obama administration has been delivered to U.S. Attorney General Barr, according to a statement released by the Inspector General on Friday.

Michael Horowitz made the announcement via a letter to congressional leaders.

“We have now begun the process of finalizing our report by providing a draft of our factual findings to the Department and FBI for classification determination and marking,” he said in the letter.

“As I noted in my June correspondence to you, my direction to our team has been to follow the evidence wherever it leads and to complete the review as quickly as possible,” continued Horowitz. “Consistent with this guidance, the team has reviewed over one million records and conducted over 100 interviews, including several of witnesses who only recently agreed to be interviewed.”

Allies of the president have accused members of the former administration of illegally surveilling the Trump campaign after the 2016 election.

Defenders of the Obama administration say the actions were legal and necessary as a part of the investigation into Russian interference in the election, and now unsubstantiated suspicions of collusion.

President Donald Trump began the very public firestorm himself when he tweeted in March 2017 the allegation that the Obama administration had ordered his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower just before the 2016 election.

In response to the tweet, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said at the time that it would be an enormous national scandal if proven true.

“The president of the United States is claiming that the former president of the United States ordered wiretapping of his campaign last year,” said Graham. “I don’t know if it’s true or not but if it is true, illegally, it would be the biggest political scandal since Watergate.”

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Breaking: Inspector General delivers draft report of FISA abuses under Obama to AG Barr

“This is a landmark day”

President Donald Trump announced the establishment of the U.S. Space Command from the Rose Garden of the White House Thursday.

The president congratulated General Jay Raymond as the first commander of the US Space Command. Raymond had been in command of the Air Force Space Command since October 2016.

The Space Command is not the much promised “Space Force,” which the president said would follow soon.

“SpaceCom will soon be followed, very importantly, by the establishment of the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, and that’s really something when you think about it,” he said.

“The Space Force will organize, train, and equip warriors to support SpaceCom’s mission,” the president explained.

Establishing the Space Force as the sixth branch of the military would need congressional approval.

“SpaceCom will ensure that America’s dominance in space is never questioned, and never threatened,” Trump added, “because we know the best way to prevent conflict is to prepare for victory.”

The president also unfurled a Space Command flag during the ceremony, alongside Vice President Mike Pence.

The 2020 Trump re-election campaign made Space Force shirts and hats available for purchase after the announcement.

Here’s a news report about the newest military branch:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: President Trump establishes the Space Command, says Space Force to follow soon

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