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Black Missouri police chief: KKK has influenced law enforcement ‘from when it started’

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At a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday, a Missouri police chief sternly reminded attendees about the Ku Klux Klan’s historic influence on U.S. law enforcement.

The town hall meeting was held on Wednesday, July 13 and discussed the topic of police violence and race.

Col. K.L. Williams — the black chief of police in Kinloch, Missouri — told the panel that he had so many guns pointed at his head over the course of his youth that he is frankly amazed to be alive.

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“I know I could never change the condition from the outside. I had to go for the inside,” Williams said.

“If you think that racism and white supremacy is not involved in police departments, you better check yourself. Because the KKK has been involved with law enforcement from when it just about started,” he continued.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has extensively documented the Klan’s activity in the U.S., which has come in cyclical waves since the hate group’s inception during the Reconstruction Era. Often the Klan functioned as a covert enforcement arm of white governments, acting in secrecy to undermine the rights of blacks, Jews, immigrants and other groups.

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‘Possible war in the Middle East’: Editor explains why Trump’s visa attack on Iran is ‘lame’ response to oil field bombing

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As the United States is searching for ways to draw down on decades-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, serious conflicts might be afoot, one Daily Beast reporter told MSNBC Sunday.

World News editor Christopher Dickey told host Kendis Gibson he doesn't understand the point of barring Iranian diplomats from being able to come to the United Nations General Assembly meeting this fall. During a "Meet the Press" interview Sunday morning, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that the U.S. should deny the visas. The statement prompted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to call her out for "warmongering," and said she was out of touch with Americans who don't want to get into another costly Middle East war.

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‘Please give me the audacity of a mediocre white man’: Editor unleashes on Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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Managing Editor Tiffany Cross, who co-founded The Beat DC, unleashed on the most recent Supreme Court Justice to be outed for sexual misconduct.

Max Stier, a classmate of Justice Brett Kavanaugh came out with another story of the justice forcing his naked penis into the hand of a woman. The FBI was supposed to do a full investigation into Kavanaugh, and Stier gave them the information. Somehow, however, the investigation either wasn't completed, wasn't revealed or was ignored, because none of the information revealed was released.

Cross said that there are some who normally would have said, "man if only we knew about these allegations during the confirmation hearing." The problem, of course, is that it was known, Cross explained. It was simply ignored by Republicans in the majority. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is an excellent example of a pro-choice, pro-woman senator who claimed she trusted Kavanaugh. She's suffered the consequences from her home-state in wake of the vote. In the past four years, she has dropped from being the most favored senator in the country to among the least.

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Benjamin Netanyahu ditches campaign rally after new data shows him losing — now he’s turning to Trump

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight for his political career after failing to form a coalition government in his previous reelection.

An MSNBC report revealed that Netanyahu was a no-show at a campaign rally after his team got a new poll that showed him losing on Tuesday.

Five months ago, the election was inconclusive, so Netanyahu declared himself the victor. The law dictates he must choose his coalition government by May, which automatically resets and requires another election. Ironically, it's one of the ways that Netanyahu was able to rise to power in his first election.

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