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Trump fan insists ‘purge and purify’ Halloween sign isn’t racist: ‘I have a black friend’

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A Trump supporter’s politicized Halloween display is making his neighbors uneasy, but he insists there’s no racist motivation.

Utah resident Kade Rogers, who live in Roy, hung a sign over his garage door that reads, “Make America great again — purge and purify,” reported KUTV-TV.

His neighbor across the street said the sign was loaded with racial animosity, but Rogers insisted he was only making a reference to the film, “The Purge: Election Year.”

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That 2016 film’s tagline is, “keep America great,” which closely resembled the Trump campaign slogan, and Rogers said he was simply riffing off that.

“I’m a Republican, I am a supporter of Trump, this is all Halloween decoration,” Rogers told the TV station. “I didn’t mean to offend anybody, but I’m not taking it down either way.”

Rogers knew his display would spark controversy, but he was surprised his neighbors thought it was racist.

“I kind of knew it was going to happen, but it’s my right,” Rogers said. “It’s not racist, I’m not meaning to be racist, in no way. In fact, I have a black friend —
his name is Isaac.”

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Big hints lie in the official complaint against Derek Chauvin — and surprising details are left out: ex-prosecutor

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In a column for CNN, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig reviewed the criminal complaint filed against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and said it gives clues as to the direction prosecutors are likely to follow to convict the alleged killer of Georg Floyd -- but it also leaves out  key elements of the case that should be brought before a jury.

As Honig wrote, the case against Chauvin is strong but may not go far enough.

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Trump security advisor goes off on Antifa rant to duck grilling on president’s ‘vicious dogs’ protester threat

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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ducked directly defending the president's Saturday threat to use "vicious dogs and ominous weapons" of Washington D.C. protesters, by instead talking about supposed Antifa activity during the George Floyd protests.

After reading the president's tweet, host Tapper pressed,  "Do you think messages like that are helping to unite the country and calm fears?”

With O'Brien noting, "[Trump] was trying to de-escalate. He didn’t want violence, he’s trying to stop the violence that we saw that took place overnight," he then went on to drag in reports being pushed by Donald Trump's administration that Antifa -- which he mentioned frequently during the entire interview -- had taken over the protests.

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WATCH: NYC cop filmed pulling down Black protester’s mask so he can pepper spray him in the face

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In a video posted to Twitter by Anju J. Rupchandani, a man she claimed was her nephew had his protective COVID-19 mask pulled down by a New York City police officer so that he could spray him in the face at close range with pepper spray.

In the video, the  young man can be seen with his hands in the air and making no move towards the white officer who suddenly reaches out to yank down the mask and blast him with the noxious spray.

As Rupchandani wrote, "I am heartbroken and disgusted to see one of my family members a young black man w/his hands up peacefully protesting and an NYPD officer pulls down his mask and pepper sprays him.

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