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NYPD RUMORED TO STRIKE ON 4TH OF JULY TO ‘LET THE CITY HAVE INDEPENDENCE WITHOUT COPS’

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Flyers are circulating around the city especially among NYPD officers are encouraged to take the day off on July 4th as punishment for the “police reform” following the outrage over high profile police killings of unarmed black men across the country.

A message calls for the strike to start at 3 p.m. on July 4th. “NYPD cops will strike on July 4th to let the city have their independence without cops,” the message, which is being passed amongst the cops through text according to the New York Post.

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“Cops that say we can’t strike because of the Taylor Law,” reads one of the messages, which called for the strike to start that day.

For those that don’t know the references to Taylor Law, it is a New York State act that makes work stoppages punishable with jail time and fines.

Another message that was seen by officers was a code word #Bluflu and instructs cops to call out sick on Independence Day. “Police officers like you and me took an oath to protect strangers regardless of race, class, or gender,” the message reads. “Today we are vilified and must stand as one.”

According to the NY Post, as instructed if they do call in sick it tells them to first call their precinct and log a sick day. If this is denied the request they have to go to the main NYPD sick desk. If that is also turned down, cops still have to show up for work and ask for an ambulance to be escorted homesick.

It’s still not clear if the messages of encouragement have been written by other NYPD cops but Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch told the NY Post that the cops have “reached the breaking point.”

The NYPD is facing scrutiny after footage of protests over Floyd’s death has shown incidents, multiple of them violently responding to demonstrators by beating them with batons, pepper spraying, using tear gas, and shooting with rubber bullets.

The NYPD is expected to show up for work on July 4th according to the department.

“New York City Police Officers will be here today, tomorrow, and on the 4th of July to protect all New Yorkers,” said Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell, spokesperson for the department’s deputy commissioner for public information.

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City of Vallejo Releases New Information in Willie McCoy Death

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The city of Vallejo released new information Wednesday regarding the shooting death of a Black man in February of 2019.

New body camera footage shows the moments leading up to the death of local rapper Willie McCoy who had fallen asleep in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell.

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According to new reports, 55 bullets were fired by Vallejo officers, 38 of which struck him.

The police chief is calling for at least one officer to be fired. That officer opened fire “after” five of his colleagues were already shooting.

Officers claim McCoy had a gun in his lap. He was 20 years old.

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Husband of L.A. County DA Jackie Lacey facing multiple charges after pointing a gun at BLM protesters

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The husband of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey is facing multiple misdemeanor charges in connection with a March incident in which he waved a gun at protesters outside his Granada Hills home, a law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times.

The California attorney general’s office, which was investigating the matter due to the conflict of interest for local prosecutors, made the decision to bring charges earlier this week, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

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David Lacey is being charged with three counts of assault with a firearm, according to a charging document obtained by Politico.

The chaotic scene unfolded on March 2, when protesters affiliated with Black Lives Matter L.A. and other local organizations descended on Lacey’s Granada Hills home for a pre-dawn protest. Several of the demonstrators knocked on Lacey’s door, and her husband answered brandishing a handgun.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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Gary Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur

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Head coach Gary Patterson issued an apology Tuesday on Twitter after several players walked out of practice the day before.

Patterson met with seniors and the leadership council Monday night about how to move forward as a team.

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In his tweet, Patterson said, “I apologize for the use of a word that, in any context, is unacceptable. I have always encouraged our players to do better and be better and I must live by the same standards.”

Senior center Kelton Hollins, who was present at the meeting with Patterson, said in a tweet the team’s leadership told Patterson the slur is unacceptable in any context.

Football players skip practice to protest Gary Patterson’s use of racial slur

Head coach Gary Patterson is expected to apologize tonight at a meeting with team leadership for his use of the N-word during Sunday’s practice, Chancellor Victor Boschini said in an email to TCU 360.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson observes practice. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.)

The matter became public Monday after multiple players took to social media to complain about his actions.

Boschini said Patterson, “did not use the word against any individual, or group for that matter, on the team.”

“He said it trying to ask the players not to use it anymore,” Boschini said. “He has since apologized for doing so in this manner and said it was a teachable moment for him and many others.”

Redshirt freshman linebacker Dylan Jordan tweeted Monday that Patterson used the slur while chastising Jordan during practice. His tweet prompted a series of back and forth tweets from players criticizing or defending Patterson.

According to Jordan’s tweet, Patterson confronted Jordan at practice regarding a social media post about his girlfriend on National Girlfriend Day.

Jordan tweeted that Patterson said Jordan should have asked for permission before making the post. Patterson then complained about Jordan’s use of a racial slur in the locker room, but in doing so, Patterson repeated the slur.

On Monday, Jordan also tweeted that several players refused to go to practice in protest of Patterson’s language. Patterson then came into the locker room to speak to the players and again said the word while explaining he was not using it to directly refer to Jordan.

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