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White woman calls cops on credentialed black photographer ‘for no reason’ during Preakness horse race

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A white woman working the press box at the Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore called the police on a black photographer in spite of him having credentials to shoot there.

“I just witnessed a young, black photog [Arturo Holmes] discriminated against in the press box,” photojournalist J.M. Giordano tweeted during the race. “He had the proper credentials and was extremely polite asking where he could shoot. His drivers license was demanded and the cops called.”

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“He asked to shoot on the roof and was told he couldn’t shoot anywhere in the press box,” Giordano continued. “Not true. I and other photogs have been shooting on the roof all day.”

“After he refused to show his license, which no one was required to do, police were called in,” the post read. “They let him shoot.”

In response to Giordano’s post, horse breeder Teresa Genaro said she understood the situation differently.

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“I saw a disagreement about credentials,” she wrote, “and what I was told was that the photographer in question had not followed proper procedures.”

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Raw Story has reached out to Holmes for comment about the alleged racial profiling incident.

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The ‘War on Christmas’ was started more than 500 years ago — by Christians

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If it feels like the “War on Christmas” is getting really old, it is. Almost 15 years have passed since Bill O’Reilly first opened December with a segment called, “Christmas Under Siege”—ten long years in which his cadences and refrains and echoing chorus have become as familiar to most Americans as Handel’s Messiah. More familiar, in fact.

Not that O’Reilly invented the idea. During the 1920’s, Henry Ford’s newspaper published a series of anti-Semitic articles titled, “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem.” Among the complaints:

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Surprise! IG report finds anti-Clinton bias at the FBI

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The Justice Department inspector general's report debunked President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the FBI’s Russia probe was launched out of anti-Trump bias by FBI leaders. Conversely, it did find anti-Hillary Clinton bias among FBI agents.

Trump claimed for years that the FBI investigation was opened because of anti-Trump bias by FBI leaders, citing text messages sent between former top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that criticized him during the 2016 campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that neither Strzok nor Page were in a position to start an investigation into Trump’s campaign and concluded that the FBI probe was justified, refuting claims that the probe was opened because of bias by the FBI’s top officials.

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Here are 5 huge lies Republicans are telling about the new report on the Russia probe

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's new report on the origins of Crossfire Hurricane, commonly called the Russia investigation, blew up many of the right wing's favorite talking points and conspiracy theories about the FBI. At the same time, it exposed real failures of procedures meant to protect American citizens against undue surveillance and exposed the need for serious law enforcement reforms.

But most Republicans seem unfazed that the report undercuts President Donald Trump's repeated accusations of "treason" and a "witch hunt," and they show no genuine interest in pushing policy to generally make law enforcement more responsible. Instead, they're trying to pin the blame on the Obama administration and bias against Trump, even though these claims actually distract from the genuine problems uncovered.

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