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NC Gov. Pat McCrory ‘jokes’ about anti-trans bathroom law at Trump rally

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) cracked wise about his state’s anti-trans law even though it cost it the NBA All-Star Game, the Washington Post reported.

“All right, let’s be safe now,” McCrory said during an appearance at a Donald Trump rally in Winston Salem. “We’ve got a big crowd, so if you need to leave suddenly, we’ve got exits this way, exits this way and exits this way. And if any of you need to use the restrooms …”

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The line was a reference to HB2, which bars the state’s trans residents from using restrooms according to their gender identity. The measure has generated national criticism of McCrory and state Republicans for pushing it through.

As Politico reported, the backlash reached the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, where an executive with the Raleigh-based company Citrix, Jesse Lipson, accused McCrory of not understanding how business worked by backing the law.

“Republicans may think they’re telling people which bathroom to go into,” Lipson said. “They’re actually telling people which market to stay out of.”

The Wells Fargo Center, where the event is being held, also had at least one all-gender restroom. Buzzfeed’s Dominic Holden posted a picture outside the room and noted, “It’s busy in there. Nobody seems phased,” as seen below.

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Meanwhile, the NBA announced late last week that it would be moving its all-star game out of McCrory’s state after negotiations stalled between the league and local Republicans. According to Time magazine, one estimate said that the move would cost North Carolina around $100 million in revenue.


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Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.

Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News

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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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