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New Massachusetts police union leader railed against ‘social justice warriors’ and restraints on violence

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Rick Pedrini, a Lieutenant at the Arlington Police Department who will soon become the executive director of the Massachusetts Police Association, wrote an editorial earlier this year in which he attacked community activists who have been trying to get police to use less force in dealing with suspects.

MassLive.com reports that Pedrini’s editorial, which appeared in the MPA’s official publication earlier this year, attacked a wide range of targets that ranged from migrants seeking asylum to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Pedrini reserved special scorn for activists who have been protesting against police brutality in their communities, however.

“I am sick and tired of the social justice warriors telling us how to do our jobs,” he wrote. “It’s time we forget about ‘restraint’, ‘measured responses’, ‘procedural justice’, ‘de-escalation’, ‘stigma-reduction’, and other feel-good BS that is getting our officers killed. Let’s stop lipsynching, please! Let’s meet violence with violence and get the job done.”

Throughout the editorial, Pedrini also referred to suspected criminals as “animals” and “maggots.”

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In another editorial, Pedrini compared the migrant caravan in Mexico to Japanese planes that bombed Pearl Harbor at the start of America’s involvement in World War II.

“Back on December 7th, 1941, a caravan of Japanese planes tried this in Hawaii,” he wrote. “We shot at them. Hell, we didn’t even suspend posse comitatus.”

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan tells MassLive.com that Pedrini’s views do not represent his police department and he said that his editorial only reflects his views as a representative of the MPA.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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