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Silicon Valley cop resigns as union boss after covering up racist texts from officers calling for lynchings and prison sexual assault

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The head of the Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association has resigned over a racist texting scandal, reports San Jose Inside.

Deputy Don Morrissey had been demoted for looking at porn at work and receiving racist text messages from former officers that said things like “We could hang  n*ggers in Haiti for about 75 bucks tops.”

Among the racist texts were those that included the slurs “n*g nogs,” “g**ks” and “k*kes.”

That led to a meeting to discuss the racist texts with the association.

“In the light of the meeting I was even more committed to doing what I could to heal the issues that arose,” Morrissey wrote. “I met with the [deputy group’s board] and identified what I thought was an answer to the systemic issues regarding biases and the lack of reporting that still remain at the department. Furthermore, I met with prominent community leaders to discuss the issues, my proposed program, and asked for their assistance.”

While Morrissey has stepped down as a union official he is still a law enforcement officer.

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The racist roots of American policing

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Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.

But tensions between the police and black communities are nothing new.

There are many precedents to the Ferguson, Missouri protests that ushered in the Black Lives Matter movement. Those protests erupted in 2014 after a police officer shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown; the officer was subsequently not indicted.

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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘We’re Going to Fight to Repeal the Hyde Amendment’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday seeking to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortions, arguing the restriction overwhelmingly harms low-income Americans and women of color. AOC emailed her supporters:

“Since 1976, our government has banned federal funding for abortion care — specifically, for Medicaid recipients. Countless studies have shown that due to this amendment, millions of women have been forced to go through with pregnancies that, given the funding, they would have otherwise terminated. "

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Israel PM’s wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

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An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.

Netanyahu was also fined 10,000 shekels ($2,800) and ordered to reimburse the state a further 45,000 shekels, the latter of which she will pay in nine installments, at her request.

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