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‘KKK’ deputies who killed NC man in warrantless search had record of harassing the public

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A group of sheriff’s deputies who killed a man during a warrantless search last year privately called themselves “the KKK” and had a long record of harassing and abusing the public.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that the family of John Livingston, 33, of Lillington, North Carolina is suing six members of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Department over Livingston’s shooting death at the hands of Deputy Nicholas Kehagias in November of 2015.

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According to the lawsuit — which has now been joined by five other parties — Kehagias, Deputy Brandon Klingman and Deputy John Knight called themselves “The KKK” and formed a kind of “fight club” gang that terrorized citizens and frequently broke the law.

Livingston’s death was the subject of a grand jury investigation which declined to bring charges against Kehagias, in spite of a long record of violations of police procedure on the deputy’s part.

Also named in the suit are current Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats, former Sheriff Larry Rollins and Deputy John Werbelow.

In addition to the suit, the U.S. Justice Department has opened up a federal investigation of the sheriff’s department over potential violations of the Constitution’s protections against illegal search an seizure as well as excessive force and unlawful entry — violations of the Fourth Amendment.

Plaintiffs argue that the sheriff’s department “knew or should have known” about the campaign of violence and intimidation being waged by the gang of deputies. They argue that if proper action had been taken over Kehagias’ multiple discipline problems, then Livingston would still be alive.

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Watch Anderson Cooper use the long-form of ‘BS’ while shutting down Rod Blagojevich on CNN

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MSNBC anchor Anderson Cooper was visibly angered by claims made by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during a Friday evening CNN interview.

Blogojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for corruption while in office that included attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created when Barack Obama was elected president. His sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

Cooper lectured Blogojevich for getting sued while governor over a backlog of 3,000 clemency cases.

The CNN anchor described it as "a little ironic and frankly a little sad and pathetic and hypocritical."

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Judge rules against Devin Nunes in $9.9 million lawsuit over the salacious Steele Dossier

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suffered a legal setback after losing a major lawsuit he had filed.

"A federal judge has tossed out a racketeering lawsuit House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes filed last year against the private investigation firm at the heart of the Trump-Russia saga," Politico reported Friday evening.

"Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady's two-page order made short work of Nunes' suit, which sought $9.9 million in damages from Fusion GPS, its founder Glenn Simpson and a nonprofit watchdog group, Campaign for Accountability," Politico explained. "The judge also signaled that pressing on with the legal battle could result in sanctions against Nunes and his attorney, Steven Biss."

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Devin Nunes is livid at report he helped Trump’s White House: ‘Who the hell is leaking this?’

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The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is suing Washington, DC's hometown newspaper.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he was suing The Washington Post during a Friday appearance on Fox News.

“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. “Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter.”

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