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Venice Beach hotel owner ordered gunman to ‘kill that n****r’ before homeless man slain, witnesses say

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Police arrested a suspect accused of gunning down a homeless man on the Venice Beach boardwalk — and witnesses say the gunman acted on orders from a nearby hotel owner.

The gunman fired several shots toward a group of homeless people camping about 2 a.m. Sunday near the oceanfront California park, reported KCAL-TV.

Jascent-Jamal Warren, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, and another man in his 40s was shot in the leg and treated at an area hospital.

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Witnesses said the victim, a writer who was known as “Shakespeare,” had been involved in a dispute with a group of homeless people over sleeping arrangements near the boardwalk.

Other witnesses said the owner of the Cadillac Hotel, which fronts the boardwalk, told the gunman to shoot the victim.

“He pulled out the gun, and the guy that owns the Cadillac Hotel told him, ‘Kill that n—-r,’” said witness Ras Whitelion.

The hotel owner suffered head injuries when some homeless men attacked him after the shooting, reported the Los Angeles Daily News.

The gunman fled in a black SUV after the shooting, and police arrested a suspect about six hours later but did not release his name.

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The suspect was booked on suspicion of murder and remains held on $1 million bond.

The victim was known as an activist who helped other homeless people.

“Yeah, he was definitely helping everybody else, just by leading by example was the main thing — just by watching the way he was doing it,” said friend Mariah Magomedova. “He was a doer, a teacher, an inspiration to actually keep my head up and not give up.”

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Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests

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Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.

"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.

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Trump is the ‘greatest troll in the history of the internet’ and Twitter needs to ‘pull the plug’: NYT columnist

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President Donald Trump would face an existential crisis if Twitter were to enforce it's own rules and hold him accountable -- and one New York Times columnist wants to see it happen.

"C’mon, @Jack. You can do it," Maureen Dowd wrote, referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey with his username on the platform.

She urged Dorsey to "just pull the plug on him."

"You could answer the existential question of whether @realDonaldTrump even exists if he doesn’t exist on Twitter. I tweet, therefore I am. Dorsey meets Descartes," she explained. "All it would take is one sweet click to force the greatest troll in the history of the internet to meet his maker."

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Justice Roberts took ‘clear swipe’ at Kavanaugh in opinion siding with liberals in religion case: report

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On Friday night, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, holding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on church gatherings are not a violation of religious liberty. Chief Justice John Roberts crossed over to join with the liberals for a 5-4 split.

But the ruling was dramatic in a key way. As court watcher Mark Joseph Stern wrote for Slate, Justice Brett Kavanaugh "falsely accused the state of religious discrimination in an extremely misleading opinion that omits the most important facts of the case" in his dissent — and was so dishonest that Roberts went out of his way to rebuke him in the Court opinion.

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