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Yahoo! ArtsJun 05, 2020
Trump Camp Hits Biden's ‘Tough on Crime' Past, Forgets Trump's Own Past
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign this week has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of constructing the modern prison-industrial complex, being the architect of American mass incarceration, and filling the nation's prisons with low-level offenders. That the president himself has enthusiastically supported all these policies and more is, apparently, beside the point.Part projection, part expectation that the voting public's memory is too short and too overloaded to remember Trump's own past statements and policies, the president's campaign has accused Biden of numerous offenses against criminal justice reform of which the president himself has proudly committed.But as the Trump campaign highlights Biden's role in authoring the largest crime bill in American history, problematic comments about race, and his past work with racist members of the U.S. Senate in an apparent bid to turn off both suburban centrists and the progressive left, the president's supporters risk drawing renewed attention to past statements and policies of Trump himself, whose own support for so-called "tough on crime" policies stretches back decades, and to deep extremes.Among the proposals that Trump made during the 1990s, as a businessman and tabloid celebrity in New York City, included calling for treating fare evasion on the subway as a precursor to "serious crimes," lamenting that police officers weren't allowed to use violent tactics and racial profiling in locating and arresting suspects, calling for an in

Billboard Music NewsJun 05, 2020
Black Music Month 2020: TDE's Reason on Petitioning For Cops to Be Local to Their Area & Why He's ‘Never Been Prouder to Be Black'
For Black Music Month, Reason gives his take on why he wants America to reconsider the hiring process for cops and why he values his skin color now more than ever.

Billboard Music NewsJun 05, 2020
Gabrielle Union Files Discrimination Complaint Against NBC, ‘America's Got Talent'
Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday (June 4) with the state of California against NBC and the producers of America's Got Talent, the latest move in a fight over her allegations that she was fired for objecting to an on-set environment that tolerated racism.

Yahoo! BooksJun 05, 2020
Iranian Foreign minister challenges Trump to return to nuclear deal
Seizing on Donald Trump's conciliatory tone after Tehran released an American Navy veteran, Iran's foreign minister challenged the U.S. president on Friday to return to the nuclear deal that Washington abandoned two years ago. Iran freed Michael White on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed Iranian-American physician Majid Taheri to visit Iran.


Yahoo! ArtsJun 04, 2020
Pentagon intelligence employees raise concerns about supporting domestic surveillance amid protests
The government's increasingly militarized response to nationwide protests has sparked concern among employees of a Pentagon intelligence agency, who fear they might be compelled to help conduct surveillance on American demonstrators, sources tell Yahoo News.

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