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Missouri sheriff defends ‘In God we trust’ stickers on police cars: ‘It’s part of our heritage, it’s patriotic’

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The sheriff of Stone County, Missouri, is is defending “In God we trust” stickers placed on the back of police vehicles, saying plastering them on the cars is the “patriotic” thing to do, reports Fox2Now.

Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County made a great show of displaying the new stickers, posting multiple pictures of vehicles on the sheriff’s department Facebook page, writing that the phrase is “our National motto.”

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“I am proud to announce that all of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles now have ‘In God we trust’ on the back,” the message stated. “This became our National Motto in 1956 and is on all of our currency. There has been no better time than now to proudly display our National Motto!”

Not everyone was pleased with with the decision, with Nathan Belden replying on the Facebook post that is is a violation of the separation between church and state.

“Very simple and I’ll state for the record, I’m not offended that these decals exist, IT’S INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THEM ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. No voting required, it’s a violation of church and state. You are showing preference to a religion, how is this such a mystery?” Belden wrote, adding, “Any individual, for profit, non profit or any other organization can do as they please. Not a sheriff in any county can decide with or without approval(they don’t have the authority either) to do this.”

In an interview with KSPR, Sheriff Rader defended the stickers, saying, “It is part of our heritage, it’s patriotic. I mean, ‘In God we trust’ has been our national motto since 1956.”

Rader also said taxpayer dollars were not spent on the stickers, which were paid for by local businessmen, and that most complaints about the stickers were coming form people “far out of state.”

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According to Rader, all cars will be soon bear the religiously themed stickers.


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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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Scientists warn of ‘superspreaders’ as Americans flock back to restaurants, salons and churches

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About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners

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Roughly three-quarters of the benefits from the capital gains tax cut floated by President Donald Trump as part of the administration's coronavirus relief plan would go to the top 1% of earners, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.

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