I’m accustomed to Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby denouncing black protesters and white allies who speak out against police shootings of African Americans. He did so in 2014, using words such as “professional hatemongers” and “convicted thugs” to describe those who protested after grand juries declined to charge the white police officers who…

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immigrant battle

I WATCHED with mixed emotions as my elected representatives rushed to the aid of immigrants and refugees whose rights had been violated by the Trump administration. They were right to speak out. President Trump’s ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries was unconstitutional. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when ordinary citizens joined with elected officials to protest.…

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