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Florida cop reinstated after convincing city manager he used the n-word in a ‘socioeconomic’ and not ‘racial’ way

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The City of Ocoee, Florida has reinstated a white police officer who was fired by the department after using a racial slur to describe the damage his house received from Hurricane Irma.

Lt. William Wagner will get his job back with a demotion to sergeant, a suspension, and sensitivity training.

The decision by City Manager Robert Frank overruled Ocoee Police Chief Charles Brown, who had been “deeply troubled” that use of the n-word by a white police officer and believed it was undermining the department’s relationship with the community, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

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“It was said in the heat of the moment,” Frank said. “When you look at totality of circumstances … I can’t support terminating someone for a silly five-second comment.”

Frank previously served as a police officer.

Last week, the City of Ocoee released documents showing a payment of $50,000 to a former officer alleging racial and gender discrimination. A second lawsuit involving racial discrimination is still pending.

The Orlando Sentinel reported the “lawsuits paint a picture of a department where an alleged corrupt cop could operate without fear of discipline and where its top brass could make racist and sexist comments.”

Former Ocoee Police Chief Ron Reffett was fired in 2008 for a “series of bad judgements.” Reffertt had been hired by City Manager Robert Frank, who knew him from working together in South Florida law enforcement.

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“I didn’t mean it. … I didn’t say it in a racial term. I said it in a socioeconomic term,” Officer Wagner claimed.


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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director

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According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.

Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.

"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."

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Trump criticized as ‘most cowardly tough guy’ for Twitterstorm while being rushed to protective underground bunker

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Twitter couldn't help but notice that President Donald Trump was talking tough while hiding in his underground bunker.

The New York Times reported Sunday that Trump was rushed to the underground bunker that has only been used during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when passenger planes were headed to Washington, D.C. Trump, by contrast, didn't experience a terrorist threat, a few hundred protesters surrounded the White House complex, which is blocked off by several fences and surrounded by Secret Service and police.

It was something that many noticed contrasted with former Vice President Joe Biden, who spent Sunday listening to the concerns from protesters on the streets of his hometown.

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