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Texas cop caught on video pepper-spraying a handcuffed man in the back of a police van

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The police watchdog group, Peaceful Streets Project, has released a disturbing video showing an Austin, Texas police officer pepper-spraying a handcuffed man.

Early on in the video you can hear an officer tell individuals filming the incident “get out of the way” and the woman holding one camera saying “but we’re not in the way” as she stands back behind officers on horseback and large trash dumpsters. The incident occurred during the 10-day long technology, music and film conference SXSW. The Peaceful Streets Project stepped up their efforts to film interactions with the police when the founder of the activist group noticed a lot of pepper spraying on behalf of the law enforcement.

“They’re treating pepper spray like a grand marshal treats candy at a parade, just throwing it out there like crazy,” Buehler said, according to the Free Thought Project.

An Austin Officer, later identified as Cameron Caldwell, closes the door to a police van while a man is inside. He then opens it again and yells at an unidentified black man inside to stop kicking the door. Caldwell opens the door a second time saying, “What did I tell you about kicking the door?”

The man inside says, “I didn’t do nothing.” Caldwell then sprays his face and body with pepper spray.

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“What did I tell you about kicking the door? I told you,” Caldwell yells before closing the door once more.

“Wow, you asshole,” the woman recording the video yells. “I saw that, I got that on film, you abusive asshole.”

“Listen, we see these cops violating policy and committing crimes all the time, but usually there is some gray area that they like to dance (in),” Buehler said. “This was just crystal clear, there is no way by law or policy that what this guy did was acceptable. There is zero gray area.”

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The host of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" thought his network did a good job hosting the first round of Democratic debates among 2020 hopefuls, but his "one complaint" was that there weren't enough candidates on stage.

The rules established by the Democratic National Committee required NBC to host two nights of debates, with ten candidates on the stage each night.

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"Is it getting to me? It hits close to home, to be honest. My grandparents were afraid of people like Trump. Ironically, they grew up very close to one another," Cuomo answered, recounting his family's story of seeking acceptance in America. "It hits close to home."

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"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"

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"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.

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