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Texas cop calls out racist Facebook trolls for assuming US-born Latino suspect is ‘illegal’ and should be deported

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Constable Alan Rosen of Harris County, Texas posted on the precinct’s Facebook page on Monday that a man who was recorded on surveillance tapes a few weeks ago while stealing a delivered package had been found and arrested. Rosen shared a side by side image of the man, now identified as 47-year-old Frank Chavez, and his photo on the surveillance footage.

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It didn’t take long for commenters to make racist remarks and assumptions about Chavez’s immigration status, Law Newz reported. A commenter immediately asked whether Chavez is undocumented, while another commenter named Pedro Zabala wrote, “Deport his *ss.”

According to Chron, Rosen was not happy about the comments he read and took to Chavez’s defense. “Chavez is a U.S. citizen born in Texas, according to court records,” Rosen responded to various commentators who posted problematic assumptions about the man’s immigration status.

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Law Newz reports that Chavez has yet to receive a court date, noting also that there is not public information available about his charges.

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READ IT: Vindman calls out Trump allies for attacking impeachment witnesses in opening statement

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman called out attacks on his character as he accused President Donald Trump of engaging of inappropriate discussions with Ukraine's president.

The National Security Council staffer testified that he believed Trump's request for an investigation of Joe Biden was inappropriate, and he reported the call and his concerns through official channels to a superior out of a sense of duty, according to his opening statement.

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Jail workers responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein arrested

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Two workers at a federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead have been arrested on charges related to the wealthy sex predator's death.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were on duty the night Epstein, a billionaire financier facing sex-trafficking charges, was found dead in what was ruled a suicide, reported the New York Times.

The prison workers are expected to be charged later Tuesday and appear United States District Court in Manhattan.

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Improved IRS enforcement could raise $1 trillion in 10 years — even without raising taxes: study

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According to Markets Insider, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study by economists Larry Summers and Natasha Sarin suggests that the Internal Revenue Service could boost tax collection by $1 trillion over the next 10 years without any tax increase — just by increasing audits, improving their information technology and reporting requirements, and therefore collecting unpaid taxes that people already owe.

Such an overhaul would require around a $100 billion boost to the IRS budget, they estimated — meaning it would more than pay for itself.

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