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New York man charged with hate crime for racist road-rage attack on black family

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An upstate New York man faces up to seven years in prison after hurling racist abuse on a black driver and his children during a road rage attack.

David Brooks, of Solvay, was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime after allegedly terrorizing the family during a Feb. 1 incident, reported The Post-Standard.

The 38-year-old Brooks is accused of following another vehicle he believed had cut him off, and he eventually pulled in front of the driver, who is black, and got out of his own vehicle.

Brooks called the other man a racial slur at least five times, according to the indictment, and told him to learn how to drive and then go to a bank to cash his welfare check.

He then walked to the passenger side of the black man’s car and knocked off the side-view mirror, as two children under the age of 11 years old watched in fear.

Defense attorneys met Wednesday with prosecutors to discuss a plea agreement to the charges, which carry a possible 2 1/3-year to 7-year prison term — although no jail time is required.

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A judge ordered an investigation about Brooks and his background before moving forward with a possible plea deal.

Police have not released a mug shot for Brooks, who remains free on bond as the case continues.

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.

About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.

But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.

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Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon

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When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.

And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.

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