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Biden calls for gun control after LA sheriff’s deputies critically wounded in apparent ambush
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday called for gun control less than 24 hours after two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were critically wounded in Compton when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle in an apparent ambush.
“Weapons of war have no place in our communities,” the former Vice President tweeted. “We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Earlier Biden had called the shooting “unconscionable” and said the suspect should be brought to justice. He added that anyone who commits an act of violence “should be caught and punished.”
Biden’s comments on the ambush and gun control stand in contrast to President Donald Trump who called for a “fast trial” with the possibility of the death penalty.
Speaking at a roundtable campaign event in Las Vegas, Trump used Saturday night’s ambush to highlight his campaign’s “law and order” while casting Biden as weak on crime.
“He’s not strong for law and order and everybody knows that,” Trump said of Biden during at a “Latinos for Trump” event. “When you see a scene like happened just last night in California with the two police people – a woman, a man – shot at stone cold-short range.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.
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- Biden falling behind in Latino votes because Trump ‘has delivered’ in community, Florida Lt. Gov. argues.
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- LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva participates in community dialogue after deputies ambushed.
New York school under fire for cartoon comparing cops to KKK, slave owners
A school in New York is under fire after a high-school teacher handed out a Black Lives Matter protest image comparing police with slave owners and the Ku Klux Klan, according to a report.
“My daughter showed me the paper. I said, `What is this?! You’ve got to be kidding me!’ ” said Westlake High School mom Ania Paternostro. “This cartoon compares the police to the KKK. It’s an attack on the police.”
“Enough is enough,” Paternostro told The New York Post.
The first three frames show slave owners and a member of the KKK with their knees on the backs of black men in shackles. The KKK member also has a noose around the black man’s neck. The last two panels depict a sheriff and a police officer each with their knees on the neck of a black man in handcuffs.
Paternostro took her protest to Mount Pleasant School District Superintendent Kurt Kotes and Westlake Principal Keith Schenker, whose school is in the district.
“This cartoon is disturbing. We have to respect the men in blue who protect us,” added the mom of two, a native of Poland.
“We don’t need a teacher brainwashing my kids. I’ll teach my kids about what’s right and what’s wrong.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
Other related developments:
- Protests emerge in Lancaster after fatal shooting of man armed with knife: DA.
- NYPD detective starts 'Fund the First' platform to raise money for military members, first responders.
- Sheriff’s deputy fired after video emerges of violent arrest of Black man in Georgia.
- BLM protesters clash with NYPD after marching onto George Washington Bridge.
- BLM protesters cited for trespassing in St. Louis, McCloskey suspects 'there won’t be any charges.'
- Georgia deputies reunite lost Dalmatian with family, woman charged with theft.
Candace Owens slams LeBron for crying 'tough life' in million-dollar mansion
Conservative author and activist Candace Owens criticized LeBron James on Sunday over his recent comments on race relations in the United States.
In a weekend interview on "Life, Liberty, & Levin," Owens noted that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar -- who has spoken out about his "tough" life as a Black man in America-- "lives in a one hundred million dollar mansion in Bel Air."
"I always say, if you're suffering through racism, please give me some of that," she told Mark Levin.
"He's got a White gardener, a White chef, all various White people that work for him, White driver," she continued. "So if that's racism, LeBron, please, please share some of that with the rest of us."
Owens, the author of the recent book "Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democratic Plantation," later described newfound support among high profile figures who she says avoid publicly discussing their personal politics for fear of public backlash.
"These are the same celebrities that are actually posting the black squares on Instagram and saying 'we must care about Black lives.' And they're saying they're doing it basically under duress because if they don't, they'll lose their entire careers," she continued. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
Other related developments:
- Colin Kaepernick slams NFL over social justice campaign.
- Washington Football Team may be permanent, owner says.
- Protesters block buses returning from NBA game, call on LeBron James for help.
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- Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev in US Open men's final.
- Tom Brady's Buccaneers debut spoiled by Saints, Drew Brees in Week 1.
- Calif. city manager slammed for post on ambush involving deputies.
- Peter Navarro abruptly cut from CNN interview following comments to Jake Tapper.
- Iran considering plot to assassinate US ambassador to South Africa: report.
- Bar Rafaeli sentenced to nine months of community service by Israeli court.
- Protesters show up at LA hospital treating ambushed cops.
- Texas' B.J. Foster quits team in the middle of blowout win.
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SOME PARTING WORDS
Fox News' Steve Hilton argued Sunday that the election is a choice between two people, two visions of America, and two policy agendas.
"That is the choice on coronavirus, with Trump-supporting the states and opening the economy. Under Biden, second-guessing the states and shut it down" Hilton said.
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