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Legal experts trash Bill Barr’s ‘despicable’ threat to strip communities of police protection for disrespecting cops

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This week, during a meeting with police officers and prosecutors, Attorney General William Barr suggested that “communities” that choose to protest police brutality and racial bias incidents by law enforcement could “lose the police protection they need” — a remark that sounded strongly like a threat to criminal justice and civil rights activists, and the towns they live in.

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Barr’s remarks were roundly condemned by multiple legal experts, including several former federal prosecutors, on Wednesday, who noted that in addition to playing politics with public safety and threatening freedom of speech and assembly, Barr may not actually have the authority to follow through on such a threat:

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GOP strategist rues ‘big mistake’ — that led to his family’s COVID-19 infections

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The tweet Richard Costigan posted July 23 was bluntly honest: “We tried our best to limit exposure to #COVID19 but we slipped up somewhere.”

Costigan tweeted while waiting anxiously in the parking lot of a hospital outside Sacramento. The veteran Republican political consultant had just dropped his wife, Gloria, off at the emergency room. He wasn’t allowed to go in with her.

🙏 needed 🚨! My wife is in the #ER as she can’t catch her breath. She has been having severe coughing fits that won’t stop. We tried our best to limit exposure to #COVID19 but we slipped up somewhere. I am coughing as well. This🦠 is nasty. I am waiting in parking lot.

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“Forgiveness isn’t given lightly”: El Pasoans balance healing with anger a year after Walmart massacre

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It’s been about a year since the lyrics to the Spanish-language ballad rang out in the parking lot of a shopping complex in east-central El Paso. The song, Amor Eterno, was penned by borderland hero Juan Gabriel and speaks about a family’s tragic loss. It was played several times here in the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shootings in the state’s history.

On Monday, the lyrics resonated once again as a duo sang its message of agony and remembrance just before 23 white doves were released in honor of the victims.

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Mary Trump asks three key questions about her uncle’s attack on voting by mail

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President Donald Trump attacked voting by mail in a White House briefing on Monday.

Trump was asked a question on the topic by a reporter for the far-right cable news network OANN.

Trump threatened an executive order against mail-in voting, but did not provide specifics.

The President says he has a right to issue an executive order on mail-in voting pic.twitter.com/SXvTveV8NA

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 3, 2020

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