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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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Why people want to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

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The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases regarding access to President Donald Trump’s tax filings soon. At the heart of the cases: Can House committees and a New York grand jury subpoena financial institutions for Trump’s personal and business tax filings?

If the Supreme Court rules against Trump, it opens the possibility that the public could eventually see his personal tax return and business records, though experts say it would be unlikely to happen quickly. Here’s why people want to see Trump’s tax returns and what they may reveal about the president.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Chair offers to rip down Mount Rushmore— ‘Free of charge… by myself if I must’

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Describing the iconic South Dakota mountain carving that depicts the heads of famous U.S presidents as nothing but a monument to "our molesters," the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation Harold Frazier this week said he would willingly tear down Mount Rushmore if given the chance—with or without help—and pay for its destruction personally.

As local communities, states, and nations worldwide contend with the legacies of racism, colonialism, and exploitation chiseled or molded into monuments of historic figures with bloody and contemptuous pasts, Frazier said in a statement Monday, "Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land on what the United States calls Mount Rushmore."

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‘Idols of white supremacy and racism’: Robert Lee IV says take down the statues of Robert E. Lee

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Another Robert Lee says it’s time for Confederates to surrender to the Union again.The Rev. Robert E. Lee IV, the great-great-great grand-nephew of Civil War general Robert E. Lee, told ABC News that statues of rebel leader like his late uncle are worshiped like “idols of white supremacy and racism” and they need to go.“This is a no-brainer,” Lee said.The Methodist reverend admits that he grew up with a Confederate flag on his bedroom wall and celebrated his namesake’s place in history. Now, Lee says, the stars and bars that represent the Confederacy — which Mississippi’s governor committed to... (more…)

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