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Jeff Sessions Changes Statement About Trump Campaign And Russia

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On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions memory was refreshed.  admitted to being informed about contact between Donald Trump’s campaign members and Russia. Sessions again revised a previous statement about the campaigns relationship with Russia during the 2016 election.

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Sessions said, “I do now recall” the meeting where Trump’s adviser George Papadopoulos proposed a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin. 

In the panel, Sessions said, “I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied under oath. That is a lie.”

Philly Officer Sold Drugs Stolen By Corrupt Baltimore Police

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Eric Snell, 33, of the Philadelphia Police was arrested on Tuesday after plotting with officers in Baltimore to sell seized heroin and cocaine from the city streets.

A former member of the Baltimore Police Department, Snell earned thousands of dollars making corrupt deals with between members of the police task force in Baltimore and his brother in Philadelphia.

Snell has also been accused by authorities of threatening the children of the Baltimore police officer who pleaded guilty in the case.

The Meek Mill Case Has Split The Black Community

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By Solomon Jones:

The puzzling case of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who was recently sentenced to two-to-four years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley after the man born Robert Rihmeek Williams violated his probation yet again, has split the black community into two equally enraged camps.

Hundreds who took to the streets in an effort to “Free Meek Mill” believe that a black judge with a personal grudge and a racist criminal justice system that targets young black men has unjustly treated Mill. Others believe Mill, who had several probation violations before he was sentenced to prison, should have known better than to violate his probation again.

Here’s what I believe: Mill must take the lion’s share of responsibility for his predicament. And it is frankly troubling to me to watch a bevy of celebrities whom I respect—people like Jay Z and Dr. J and Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins—join some African Americans in portraying Mill as a victim.

In truth, Mill is a volunteer.  

Even if the arrests that led to his imprisonment were for minor infractions like a fight at the St. Louis airport, or popping wheelies on a motorbike in New York, even if the charges were eventually dropped or reduced, Mill had to know he couldn’t fail a drug test or flout travel restrictions that were part of his probation. But he did, and that can’t be ignored.

Nor can we ignore the fact that blacks get longer sentences than whites do for similar offenses.

And don’t tell me the hyper punitive sentencing of Meek Mill doesn’t smack of racism just because the judge in question is black. Black judges can be tools of racism, just like their white counterparts can. In fact, black judges can sometimes be worse.

The air of celebrity surrounding Mill—a former beau of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj—has seemingly blinded us to the the millions of other young black men on probation and parole.

 

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