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It’s unanimous: Florida county votes to resurrect the Confederate flag at public police memorial

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A county board in Florida has voted unanimously to make sure the Confederate flag continues flying atop a public site honoring deceased police officers, WKMG reports.

According to the local news outlet, members of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday to re-raise a Confederate flag over the Fallen Officers Memorial in Ocala. The site of remembrance, which commemorates officers who died while performing official law enforcement duties, sits on land paid for by taxpayers, just outside the Marion County administration building on Southeast 25th street.

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In June, Interim County Administrator Bill Kaufman and Marion County Board Chairperson Stan McLain ordered the rebel banner out of the police memorial. And until this week, no Confederate flag waved over the solemn site in Ocala.

But after Tuesday’s vote, the Confederate flag flies again on public property of Marion County, at the behest of its five commissioners.

The Marion County board helpfully posts information about citizen participation opportunities on its webpage. According to the site, the commissioners convene once a month in an Ocala auditorium, and the public is invited to attend.

A screenshot of the commissioners is below:

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Some of the board members keep Facebook pages too, which include posts about quoting economist Milton Friedman about government inefficiencies, rock shows for Jesus, and various photos of the county officials with more nationally recognized Florida conservatives, including Allen West, Marco Rubio, and current Republican Governor Rick Scott.

WFTV has posted video of the Confederate flag’s revival in Ocala, Florida. Watch here:

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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