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Lesbian couple awarded $80,000 after Honolulu cop assaulted them for kissing in supermarket

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An LA couple has settled out of court with the city of Honolulu after a local policeman assaulted them when he saw them kissing in the aisle of a supermarket reports, Hawaii News Now.

Courtney Wilson and her partner Taylor Guerrero filed a federal lawsuit in October of 2015 against the Honolulu Police Department and officer Bobby Harrison, a 26-year veteran of the force, stating that he assaulted and then arrested them because he didn’t like their public display of affection.

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According to the couple they were targeted because they’re lesbians.

In an interview, Wilson said Harrison confronted them after they kissed before punching her in the face after a brief struggle.

“I got punched in the face by him,” Wilson said. “I split my nose open. We were on the ground.”

According to the the two women, they were then held down by the store’s employees while Harrison went in search of zip ties.

“They took us down to the basement of Foodland where they continued to harass us about our conduct in the store, asking us if it was worth it, if we were happy where we are,” Wilson explained.

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In his report, Harrison admitted to being offended, saying,”I wouldn’t want my children to see that.”

The two were then taken into custody for assaulting a police officer and were forced to use their remaining vacation money to post bail.

Adding insult to injury,  they were told they couldn’t leave Oahu as a condition of their release, and ended up living homeless on the island.

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Five months later Honolulu prosecutors threw out the case.

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CNN’s John King astonished Trump keeps tweeting things that would get anyone else ‘fired in a snap’

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CNN's John King on Wednesday expressed shock that no one has been able to convince President Donald Trump to stop tweeting unfounded conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough murdering a staffer 20 years ago.

During an interview with David Gergen, King said it was particularly jarring to see Trump, in the middle of a pandemic that has killed 100,000 Americans, to be tweeting things that "if I tweeted them, we would be fired in a snap."

Gergen then looked back at how past presidents have handled tragedies, and he said Trump pales in comparison to all of them.

"This should be a week of national mourning, to have 100,000 deaths, the number we'll reach in the next two or three days, and the country is saddened by that," he said. "Traditionally, presidents bring us together for occasions like this. They brought comfort, they met privately with the families of the victims and cheered people up... and here now, we have completely the opposite. It's very, very sad."

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The View’s Meghan McCain calls for cops to be charged for ‘blatant murder’ of George Floyd

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain called for charges against the Minneapolis police officers who killed George Floyd.

The four officers lost their jobs over the killing, which prompted widespread protests that were met with tear gas and other violent tactics from police.

"There was huge amounts of protesters that took to the streets last night, and I think people are sitting in their homes and seeing what is blatantly a murder of a man on camera, and George Floyd, I watched the entire video," McCain said. "I know we didn't want to show the entire thing, but it's very graphic. It's very violent."

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US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

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The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home.

The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan's long war, with the expiry of a three-day ceasefire and an anxious wait to see when violence might return.

Under a deal the US signed with the Taliban in February, the Pentagon was to bring troop levels down from about 12,000 to 8,600 by mid-July, before withdrawing all forces by May 2021.

But a senior US defense official said the troop number was already at about 7,500, as commanders look to accelerate the withdrawal because of fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

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