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Miami cop ‘relieved of duty’ hours after being caught on video kicking a handcuffed man in the head

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A Miami police officer has been suspended from the force less than 12 hours after a video of him kicking a handcuffed man in the head went viral.

The Miami New-Times reported Thursday that Miami Police Chief Jorge R. Garcia said a still-unnamed officer has been “relieved of duty” and may face an investigation after being caught on video handcuffing a man on the ground and then kicking him in the head. Garcia said in the statement that the officer’s actions were “a clear violation policy.”

Lisa Harrell, the woman who originally posted the video to Facebook, told the New-Times that she witnessed and recorded the incident at about 9:40 AM on Thursday morning in Overtown, a “majority-black neighborhood whose residents have complained for decades about overzealous and often brutal police tactics.”

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The video stars with a man on the ground as an officer handcuffs him. Seconds after being cuffed, another officer runs up and kicks him in the head and then moves to tackle the prone and bound man. Two more officers come up and appear to speak to the other two cops as a person in the background is heard yelling “they didn’t have to do all that.”

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As the New-Times Jerry Iannelli pointed out, this is far from the first time MPD has come under fire for use of excessive force.

“Multiple videos published in 2018 have shown MPD officers choking suspects or grabbing them around the neck, for example,” Iannelli wrote. “Just this week, the city’s Civilian Investigative Panel, a group that probes complaints against the police (but lacks power to punish officers) ruled a group of Miami cops violated both departmental policy and Florida state law by strip-searching a woman in the middle of a busy Wynwood street.

Those MPD officers, he continued, were cleared of wrongdoing by the department.

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Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’

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President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.

McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.

"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.

McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."

"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."

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‘It’s just insane’: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow breaks down the Trump administration’s latest Russia scandal

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On Wednesday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow delved into the latest stunning revelations surrounding Maria Butina, the admitted Russian agent at the heart of a plot to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party — and the connections to a high-ranking State Department official in charge of arms negotiations with Russia.

"Josh Rogin at the Washington Post reports tonight that Maria Butina also turned up at the wedding of Mike Pence's national security adviser," said Maddow. "Mike Pence's national security adviser, Andrea Thompson, got married that summer of 2017, first summer of the Trump Administration. She's got that awesome new job. Getting married and Maria Butina was at the wedding. Why was she at the wedding? U.S. Person One, her boyfriend, Paul Erickson, was officiating the wedding. Oh. It also turns out that the man who Mike Pence's national security adviser, the man who Andrea Thompson was marrying at the wedding that day, he had recently given Paul Erickson $100,000."

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Fox News’ Hannity has to stop and remind Trump to use anti-FBI propaganda in the middle of an interview

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The president seemed to short-circuit in his interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.

President Donald Trump began speaking about the report from special counsel Robert Mueller, repeating "no collusion, no obstruction." He then went off on a tangent about the dossier from Christopher Steele and whether or not he was spied on as a candidate in 2016.

"If they spied on my campaign and they may have, it will be one of the great revelations in history of this country," Trump told Hannity. "I will tell you, it’s going to be very interesting, I think we are going to find out. Can you imagine if it were the other way around and I spied on President Obama’s campaign? Can you imagine what the repercussions would be? Or I spied on cricket Hillary’s campaign. Can you imagine with the repercussions would be?"

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