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‘The pain I felt is unreal’: Grieving mother blasts cops for raiding her son’s funeral to arrest his best friend

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A grieving mother in Virginia had to deal with more than the loss of her son, who died suddenly at 31 — a raid of his funeral by the cops, McClatchy reports.

Donna Watson described her experience on Facebook.

“Let me first start by saying I respect and understand the police and know they have a job to do. But sometimes you have to have common sense. While I was spending my last moments with my son it was ruined by Hopewell Police Department for their outrageous actions at the funeral of my child,” Watson wrote.

“In the midst of the service, several police entered the funeral home and removed my son’s best friend. They were obviously watching the funeral home to make sure he would show up, and they disrupted my child’s funeral service. What kind of protocol is this? Is this the way Hopewell Police are trained?” she wondered.

“They arrived, in tactical gear, and removed my child’s best friend during the actual service and took him out,” she continued.

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“There was standing room only in the chapel, so you can imagine the scene. After being taken outside the chapel, my son’s best friend begged the officers to please let him go back in because this was, and always had been his best friend.”

“They handcuffed him, and let him sit outside the chapel doors to listen to the service.”

The grieving mother’s trauma was compounded by police actions. “I’ll never get the image of Rodney being escorted and waiting in line with a police officer with a bullet proof vest, breaking down, couldn’t even talk, hardly could stand and wanting so badly to hug his best friend one more time. The pain I felt is unreal.”

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Hopewell police Lt. Paul Intravia called the situation “unfortunate” but defended the officers’ actions, adding “officers responded to the location because of reports Peace would be there at that time. We had been looking for him for some time and he has avoided arrest since October last year.”

Peace was wanted for felony credit card fraud.


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Trump calls four Dem lawmakers ‘very racist troublemakers’ in latest angry Twitter tirade

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President Donald Trump on Monday once again launched an attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an angry Twitter tirade.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour refuses to talk about Melania Trump so she can lavish praise on Michelle Obama

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Vogue editor and fashion doyenne Anna Wintour had little good to say about current First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with the Economist, choosing instead to lavish praise on Michelle Obama as the "best ambassador this country could possibly have."

In the interview, which can be heard below, Anna McElvoy wanted to talk about Melania but Wintour seemed to have no interest in the former fashion model from Slovenia who is currently the third wife of Donald Trump.

“[Melania] I think, very consciously, wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy asked, pointing to the first lady's recent trip to the U.K. “I mean, do you value that?”

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‘Offered up for abuse’: Jeffrey Epstein and Charlie Rose conferred about new assistants the PBS host could sexually harass

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Disgraced former PBS host Charlie Rose and accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly had conversations about women whom Rose should hire and whom he would then go on to sexually harass.

New York Magazine reporter Irin Carmon has a bombshell story about Epstein's call logs that show his regular interactions with multiple powerful men during a time when prosecutors say he was running a sex trafficking ring for underage girls.

Of particular interest are his calls with Rose, who was fired by PBS in 2017 after multiple women came forward to accuse him of being a serial sexual harasser.

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