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Chicago Fraternal Order of Police leader blames Black parents for epidemic of slain Black children

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In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara blamed parents for the violence in their communities that have taken the lives of several children.

The right-wing media, which has been obsessed with Black on Black crime in Chicago, showed a video of Palm Beach County resident Latresa Jones complaining about Chicago.

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Catanzara said that it was hard to ignore the sentiment and passion of her message.

“I’ve always said, though, these aren’t aliens coming down from outer space and committing these crimes,” he continued. “These are kids within this community. There is just a segment of this population in Chicago, and I’m highlighting Chicago specifically, who obviously just want to rob, steal, kill, shoot, all the day long. That’s all they wake up doing all day long. I don’t think people want to face that reality.”

“Until we start holding a little accountability and shame for the parents who are raising these kids — er not raising them, specifically — politicians are not to blame it starts at home, and we always know that part of the dynamic,” he added.

There have been multiple studies that show that education, opportunity and jobs help significantly decrease violent crime. One study followed Chicago youth and found that having summer jobs decreased violence by 43 percent over the course of 16 months. Similarly, a University of Pennsylvania study examined New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which served 34,000 youth each year. Their program saw a 10 percent drop in incarceration and an 18 percent drop in mortality among youth over the three years of the study. Another study found that children who didn’t attend a preschool program were 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a crime by the age of 18. It is one of many reasons that Democrats push for better education in all schools, not just for-profit schools, as well as pre-K programs and after school programs and jobs in communities as a means of helping reduce crime. Republicans, by contrast, encourage more money for policing.

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Stephen Colbert hilariously mocks Oklahoma governor ‘Stitt for brains’ for catching COVID-19 after ignoring masks

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) revealed Wednesday that he is positive for the coronavirus. It could have been the exposure he incurred at the Trump rally. Or it could have been all of those times he went out without a mask saying he was "social distancing." Either way, it was something "A Late Show" host Stephen Colbert found to be a hilarious example of schadenfreude.

"All the people in charge who told us the pandemic wasn't a big deal are looking big dumb right now like Oklahoma governor and chunky Dracula Kevin Stitt, cuz remember Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma full of unmasked open mouth screamers," said Colbert. "Lots of people called it a terrible idea, said it should be canceled. Not Governor Stitt."

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The problem isn’t the campaign manager — it’s Trump: Republican analyst

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Switching up the campaign manager four months before the election when the latest poll shows you 12 points down has nothing to do with the campaign's leadership, Republican analyst Amanda Carpenter explained on CNN Wednesday.

"The problem isn't that Donald Trump has a bad campaigner," said Carpenter in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "They're raising tons of money. They have a boatload of surrogates. The problem is that he has a bad presidency. And no one -- no one, no spin master, not Kellyanne Conway, not Brad Parscale can spin the most important number of this election, and that's -- at present, 137,000 dead and rising. And so what we need to see if Donald Trump wants to turn this around is to turn around his white house. And I have four words of advice: More Fauci, less Kayleigh."

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Here’s what you need to know about Bill Stepien — the man who just took over Trump’s fledgling campaign

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President Donald Trump announced that his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, is being shoved out of his role given the failures the campaign has suffered over the past seven months.

In his place, for now, at least, will be Bill Stepien.

If that name sounds familiar, it may be because Stepien was part of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal, where, as punishment to Mayor Mark Sokolich, two of three toll lanes were closed during a Monday morning rush hour and weren't reopened until Friday.

The court case quoted Bill Stepien's name over 700 times, including an email in which he claimed, "It will be a tough November for this little Serbian." The mayor was born in Fort Lee, and his lineage isn't Serbian, it's actually Croatian.

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