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NYPD just arrested a homeless woman for taking a shopping cart

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Officers for the NYPD’s 88 precinct arrested a homeless woman and confiscated her belongings—because the shopping cart she had didn’t belong to her.

Journalist Nick Encalada-Malinowski first reported the incident in a series of tweets, below. The NYPD confirmed to Raw Story that after getting a call about a larceny at Saint James Place and Greene Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, they were told a woman had taken a shopping cart from a C town grocery store. 42-year-old Tiffany Vaughn was stopped by police, taken into custody and charged with petit larceny. Her address is listed as a women’s homeless shelter.

Recently, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled his commitment to lowering arrests for so-called quality of life crimes by instructing his police department to stop arresting people for pot.

Both Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have faced criticism for failing to stem the skyrocketing rates of homelessness in New York city.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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