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Video shows cop trailing two black men after asking them to leave Walmart for wearing surgical masks

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A video uploaded to YouTube last Wednesday shows two African American men, one wearing a surgical mask, being followed by a police officer as they exit a Walmart in Wood River, Illinois. The man who filmed the video, Jermon Best, says it’s an example of racial profiling.

“I don’t know this guy personally,” Best told The Telegraph. “We just want to shine some light because this happens so often.”

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“I don’t know if he was having a bad day,” Best said, referring to the police officer in the video. “I’ve never said that the guy was racist. All I’m saying is that his actions were suspect.”

According to Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells, there’s more to the story. Wells told The Telegraph that the officer “was mistaken when it came to the store’s policy prohibiting masks” and it was the only mistake he made during the incident. Wells also suggested that Best and his associate Diangelo Jackson, who can also be seen in the video, falsely accused the officer of harassing them.

“They immediately went into the race issue,” said Wells. “[The officer] didn’t kick them out of the store or refuse entry.”

Wells went on to say that the pair voluntarily chose to remove their masks and leave instead of showing the officer identification.

But according to Best, being a young African American male makes it hard “when you interact with the police because you don’t know what state of mind they’re in.”

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Alan Dershowitz trends nationwide with harsh criticism for ‘defending Ghislaine Maxwell’

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Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.

The article, published by the right-wing website Spectator USA, was titled, "The Ghislaine Maxwell I know."

The Daily Beast characterized the column as "an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her."

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‘Peter Navarro is a lunatic’: Trump advisor roasted for ‘insane’ MSNBC interview

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White House advisor Peter Navarro was roasted on Friday after a bizarre interview on MSNBC where he pushed multiple conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic while attempting to deflect blame from the president.

Navarro serves as the director of trade and manufacturing policy and the National Defense Production Act policy coordinator.

Here's some of what people were saying about Navarro's interview with Ali Velshi:

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Trump impersonator hilariously previews the president’s Mount Rushmore speech

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On Friday, musician and Trump impersonator J-L Cauvin posted a video satirically previewing the president's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore.

"The Democrats want you to wear masks, but we don't need masks," said Cauvin, impersonating Trump's New York accent. "Everybody's feeling great — stop coughing! Everybody's feeling great. So healthy. Such great health."

"Democrats want to kill you and silence you," he continued.

He then delivered a parody rant against removing statues, which sources report Trump will make a central point of his speech. "Thomas Jefferson, that's another one they hate. Everyone makes mistakes, but he had African-American girlfriends!"

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