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Military vets say Trump’s acting Navy secretary ‘spit on their service’ with attack on fired captain

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Some of the sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt weren’t the only people with military ties to be upset by acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s speech denouncing Capt. Brett Crozier.

Modly, who ordered Crozier’s dismissal last week after he wrote a memo detailing the dire COVID-19-related situation aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt that subsequently leaked to the meda, drew jeers from the ship’s crew after he called Crozier “stupid” and accused him of committing “betrayal.”

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In addition to the sailors, several veterans took to Twitter to denounce Modly’s attacks on a man who received fervent cheers from his crew members as he departed the ship after being fired.

“Let me tell you how big this speech on the TR is in the military/veterans community,” wrote Iraq War veteran Fred Wellman. “The Daily Caller first broke the transcript and no I’m seeing veterans of both political parties outraged like nothing I’ve seen… well… ever. Modly’s behavior on the TR spits on their service.”

Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, meanwhile, called on Modly to resign and called his speech “the worst judgment by a defense official possible.”

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Retired Marine David Lapan similarly said that Modly “failed as a leader and should resign,” while Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), a veteran of the United States Air Force, said Modly should either reinstate Crozier or step down.

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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

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Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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