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Ben Carson: ‘Hip-hop community’ is anything modern that ‘dismisses’ Jesus

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Possible GOP presidential contender Ben Carson seemed to backpedal while attempting to blame hip-hop music for problems in the African-American community on Sunday, Business Insider reported.

“When I talk about the hip-hop community, I’m talking about the aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ,” Carson told WBLS-FM hosts Bob Slade & Bob Pickett on Sunday. “That’s what I’m talking about.”

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Carson was challenged by both the hosts and a listener calling into the show after blaming that community for contributing to a lack of spiritual values among African-Americans.

“We need to reestablish faith in our communities and the values and principles that got us through slavery, that got us through Jim Crow, and segregation, and all kinds of horrible things that were heaped upon us,” he argued. “Why were we able to get through those? Because of our faith, because of our family, because of our values, and as we allow the hip-hop community to destroy those things for us, and as we grasp onto what’s politically correct and not what is correct, we continue to deteriorate.”

WBLS has not posted the interview, but Carson’s remarks were also criticized on the station’s Facebook page.

“He speaks as if he has no empathy or connection with the black community,” one listener wrote. “He could NOT properly represent the masses if he cannot first acknowledge some of the real issues/plights of his own people. I will not vote for him.”

The former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon also reaffirmed on the show that he will announce whether he will officially run for the presidency early next month. He finished fourth in this year’s straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

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‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests

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The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.

Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.

She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.

"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."

This officer needs to be charged with assault.

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‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets

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Police fired pepper bullets at a camera crew doing a live broadcast of the police violence protests in Louisville on Friday evening.

"WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by rubber bullets reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville," the station reported.

Rust was wearing a fluorescent safety vest at the time of the incident.

"I'm getting shot," she shouted.

The news anchor asked, "who are they aiming that at?"

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to Trump: ‘What I really want to say … begins with F and it ends with U’

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CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday ripped President Donald Trump, saying he’s fomenting violence and playing to racist urges for political gain in response to the killing of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent rioting.Lightfoot’s comments were an apparent response to Trump tweeting a message that included “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” in reply to rioting in Minneapolis and elsewhere following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck while he was in custody. Lig... (more…)

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