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Virginia sex offender confesses to threatening to murder black students at Howard University

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A 26-year-old Virginia man who threatened the lives of students at Howard University, a historically black institution, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making the racist threats.

The Washington Post reported that an attorney for John Edgar Rust, who was attending Missouri University during a period of racial unrest when he issued the threats in 2015 but was at home on break, claimed the Virginia man is mentally unstable but competent to stand trial.

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“I left MU yesterday because I couldn’t put up with it anymore,” Rust wrote in a Facebook post. “I go home to Maryland and what do I see? The same old sh*t. Turn on the news and it’s always the n*ggers causing trouble everywhere. So I’ve decided. Any n*gger left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n*gger who try to get out using the metro will regret that choice real fast.”

He went on to claim “it’s not murder if they’re black.”

Rust, who was on probation as part of his 2012 conviction for “indecent liberties with a child by custodian and aggravated sexual battery,” made the threats against black students at Howard, which is located within the city limits of Washington, D.C., from a Panera Bread in Alexandria, Virginia. The location difference led to his charge and eventual guilty plea of “transmission in interstate commerce of a communication containing threats to injure the person of another.”

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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’

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The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.

"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.

The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.

"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.

"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."

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BUSTED: Police arrest Anthony Brennan III on assault charges after viral video of attack on teenage protesters

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On Friday, The Washington Post reported that authorities have arrested Anthony B. Brennan III, a man suspected of being the attacker caught on camera in Maryland attacking teenagers putting up posters protesting the death of George Floyd, and charged him with second-degree assault.

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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