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Long-time Texas cop fired after unbelievably racist body-cam video emerges



A police officer in San Antonio, Texas, has been suspended indefinitely after footage obtained by KSAT’s investigative team revealed he used the n-word multiple times while arresting a young black man.

After 24-year-old Dewaxne Robinson was asked to leave a San Antonio mall by security guards, San Antonio Police Department officer Tim Garcia and his partner were dispatched to the scene, reports KSAT.

After asking for his ID, officers threw Robinson to the ground and handcuffed him, as Herrera berated him with racist slurs. After Robinson questioned why he was being arrested, Herrera questioned his upbringing.

“You know what’s bulls***? The way you were raised is bulls***.”

Robinson said his arm was being twisted, referring to Garcia as “n***a.” Garcia mockingly retorted, “N****? Do I look like your n****? Say it right. Put an ‘r’ at the end. If you’re going to say it, don’t call me n****. I ain’t your n****.”

Robinson asked why he was getting arrested, and Garcia said, “For being a f***ed up n****.”


“F*** you, too. Here, here, this is the police telling you f*** you. How do you like that?”

A department review of the incident prompted leadership to conclude that Garcia had not acted appropriately. “I did observe Officer Garcia use vulgar language in a manner that was unnecessary,” a Sergeant concluded.


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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race



Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)



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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits



President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’



Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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