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Boston cops slammed for honoring a white man to celebrate Black History Month

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The Boston Police Department is taking heat after it sent out a tweet that celebrated Black History Month by honoring a white man.

Local news station Fox 25 Boston reports that the Boston Police Department on Sunday night commemorated Black History Month in the city by paying tribute to Red Auerbach, the legendary Boston Celtics coach whom the department credited for being the first National Basketball Association coach to draft a black player back in 1950.

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Although Auerbach’s place as a legend in NBA history is unquestioned, one local politician questioned why the BPD couldn’t find any actual black Bostonians to celebrate during Black History Month.

“Only in Boston do the police honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month,” said Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. “So we already have the shortest month and now this.”

The department decided to delete the tweet early on Sunday morning and issued an apology for unintentionally offending people.

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“BPD realizes that an earlier tweet may have offended some and we apologize for that,” the department said. “Our intentions were never to offend. It has been taken down.”

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Republicans will ‘be punished harshly in November’ for ignoring Trump’s latest impeachable offense: columnist

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In a column for Bloomberg, longtime political observer Jonathan Bernstein said there is not much more Donald Trump could do as president that would be more impeachable than his commutation of associate Roger Stone's sentence for lying for him -- and that Republicans who are either staying silent or cheering on the president will face the wrath of voters in November.

With only Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) taking the president to task for the commutation of the convicted felon's sentence in a tweet, labeling it, "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Bernstein said other Republicans should expect to be judged by their silence on such flagrant corruption.

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Trump leveled in brutal Never-Trumper Republican ad accusing him of turning US into a ‘banana republic’

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