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‘Thank you for your courage’: ‘Transparent’ actor Jeffrey Tambor dedicates award to the transgender community

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor won the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy award at the 2015 Emmys in Los Angeles on Sunday.

As part of his speech, he paid tribute to transgender Americans.

“I had a teacher who you used to say, ‘When you act, you have to act as if your life depends on it,'” Tambor said. “And now I’ve been given the opportunity to act because people’s lives depend on it.”

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In Transparent, Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a trans woman who is struggling to come to terms with her new identity while her family tries to reconcile themselves to the fact that their former father is now one of their mothers.

“I’d like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community,” the actor said. “Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your stories. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for letting us be part of the change. God bless you.”

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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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WATCH: Prisoners at Chicago correctional facility bang on the walls in solidarity with protesters

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On Friday, as protests raged across the nation over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago protesters were joined by the inmates of a correctional facility, who audibly banked on the walls in solidarity.

Watch below:

Not sure if you can hear...but the people locked inside the correctional center are banging on the walls like crazy. #chicagoprotest pic.twitter.com/e4bMxtiAh9

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