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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.”

“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.

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

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

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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