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WATCH: California cop grabs woman selling flowers by the hair and slams her into the pavement

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Police officers in Riverside County, California, are being investigated after a video surfaced on social media that showed them throwing a Spanish-speaking woman to the ground while she was trying to sell flowers.

Local newspaper the Press Enterprise reports that the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is looking into the video, which shows one of its deputies roughly arresting a woman who was on the scene to sell flowers at the nearby Perris High School graduation on June 6.

The video shows the deputy approaching the woman and trying to take her flowers away. The woman resists and appears to push back a bit against the officer, who then grabs her by the hair and throws her to the ground on the pavement.

As the officer tried to subdue her, the woman lashed out at him and questioned why he was bothering with her when there were actual criminals in the area.

“Why don’t you get the gang members!” the woman yells in Spanish, according to the Press Enterprise’s translation. “Why me? Someone who is trying to make an honest living?”

The officer doesn’t respond and simply handcuffs her and keeps her pinned to the ground until a fellow officer comes over to assist him.

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The sheriff’s department tells the Press Enterprise that police “warned and cited 15 people for vending without the necessary city permits” at that location on June 6, and it claimed that “the short, publicly produced video does not have the full context or content of the incident.”

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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