LA County health director predicts schools won’t reopen until ‘we are done with the elections,’ raising questions about political motives

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Los Angeles County’s public health director predicted schools won’t reopen until “we are done with the elections” in November, raising questions about political motivations behind keeping students at home.

What are the details?

Dr. Barbara Ferrer made the comment during a conference call with local educators, school nurses, and other groups while discussing the upcoming flu season, KCBS-TV reported.

“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving either to Tier 2 [of California’s reopening plan] or to reopening K through 12 schools at least … until after the election, after, you know, in early November,” Ferrer said during Thursday’s call. “Like when we just look at the timing of everything, it seems to us the more realistic approach to this would be to think that we’re gonna be where we are now … until … we are done with the elections.”

Her comments were first reported by L.A. talk radio station KFI-AM, which provided an audio file of Ferrer’s comments along with the radio program hosts offering their takes on why the public health director chose Election Day as a milestone.

“I interpret it as they’re holding off until the election because sending the kids back into school would put everybody in a good mood,” one host reacted. “They’ll feel that the whole nightmare is over, and that gives good will to [President Donald] Trump and more votes.”

A host noted, “What caught my attention on this was that she said election not just once, but she says it twice.”

A host also pointed out what he sees as Ferrer’s “way left bent.”

What did LA County have to say?

An L.A. County Department of Public Health spokesperson told KCBS that Ferrer’s comment “was related only to timing any expanded school re-openings to allow for enough time from the implementation of changes to assess impact prior to expansions.”

The spokesperson’s statement added that the public health department “will be working closely with schools providing services and supports to high need students over the next 6-8 weeks to implement and assess safety directives and strategies for ensuring infection control and distancing. This information will be used to inform the timing of future activities at schools,” the station said.

Anything else?

In July, the 35,000-member United Teachers Los Angeles argued that schools cannot physically reopen unless certain policy demands are met, including defunding police, ending charter schools, and granting financial support to undocumented students and their families.

Commentary: Check out the left-wing lawyers who were helping the unelected bureaucrats who sought to take down President Trump

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One of the attorneys for the anonymous whistleblower that sparked a presidential impeachment kept a lid on his client’s identity as best he could, but kept no such secret about his own intentions — as Mark Zaid openly called for a “coup” in 2017. The whistleblower’s other lawyer in 2019, Andrew Bajaj, also tweeted in 2017, “we’re there” for invoking the 25th Amendment.

The early intentions of Zaid and Bakaj were widely known. But they weren’t the only far-left lawyers behind the unelected government bureaucrats in the attempted election nullification caper (aka impeachment), as revealed in “Abuse of Power: Inside The Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump.” Most of the impeachment witnesses who testified before the House Select Committee on Intelligence in late fall 2019 were represented by lawyers steeped in Democratic politics and some associated with extremist causes.

Among the rare witnesses with direct knowledge of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was then-National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman — who came very close during testimony to admitting he told the whistleblower about the call.

David Pressman represented Vindman. After mid-level roles in the Clinton White House and State Department, Pressman went to work in the early 2000s for the extreme left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center. While there, Pressman was involved in the center’s campaign to take down a monument to the Ten Commandments outside the Alabama State Judicial Building. He returned to government in the Obama administration, and President Barack Obama eventually named Pressman as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Security Council for special political affairs in 2014.

In stark contrast to Vindman, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had zero direct knowledge of either the Trump-Zelensky call or Hunter Biden’s work for Burisma. She seemed to be there to be a sympathetic witness. Her lawyer was Lawrence S. Robbins, who previously represented Jane Sanders (wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders) during an FBI investigation of her handling of finances when she was president of a Vermont college that went bust. Robbins also represented several associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton during the Whitewater investigation of the 1990s.

Moreover, Robbins was a public cheerleader for impeachment since at least mid-2018, as he wrote an op-ed for Politico calling for Trump’s ouster from office for allegedly violating campaign finance laws in paying Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their fling. After the Mueller report’s release, Robbins again demanded Trump’s ouster for obstruction of justice, even though the report cleared Trump and his campaign of the underlying matter of Russia collusion.

Lee Wolosky represented former NSC official Fiona Hill. Wolosky was on the NSC for the Clinton White House and then joined the Democratic law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, famous for litigating on behalf of Al Gore in the Bush v. Gore lawsuit for Florida’s electoral votes in 2000. Obama appointed Wolosky U.S. Special Envoy for Guantanamo, to lead efforts to close the U.S. detention facility for terror suspects there — which never happened.

Not all the lawyers were in the tank for Democrats. William Taylor, who became the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine after Trump fired Yovanovitch, hired Never-Trumper John B. Bellinger III, a former legal advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was among 50 former Republican national security officials who signed an August 2016 letter saying, “None of us will vote for Trump.”

The assorted lawyers advising impeachment witnesses, for the most part, had a clear-cut desired outcome. That’s not to say they weren’t serving their clients best interest considering none of the witnesses identified a finite high crime or misdemeanor that Trump committed.

None were more up front about their motives than the whistleblower’s lawyers — with the possible exception of Robbins.

On Jan. 3, 2017, weeks before Trump’s inauguration, Zaid tweeted, “#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately.” On May 9, Zaid tweeted about Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton: “Johnson (1868), Nixon (1973), Clinton (1998) impeachment hearings. Next up @realDonaldTrump (2017).” Zaid was off by a couple of years. That June, marking 45 years since Watergate, Zaid tweeted: “And 45 years from now we might be recalling stories regarding the impeachment of @realDonaldTrump. I’ll be old, but will be worth the wait.”

Bakaj on August 2017 tweeted, “The 25th Amendment concerns @POTUS’ inability to discharge the powers and duties of office. Says nothing about mental health. We’re there.” Bakaj interned as a college student for the Senate offices of Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer. He also held government jobs at the Justice Department, CIA inspector general’s office, and the U.S. embassy in Kiev.

Zaid and Bakaj were involved in the project “Whistleblower Aid,” co-founded in 2017 by John Tye, who also previously worked for the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as the climate change activist group Avaaz. Tye also maxed out to Hillary Clinton in 2016, giving $2,700. Whistleblowers calling out government misconduct is great, but the founding of the group in 2017 cast doubt on just how nonpartisan it was.

The fact is, just as certain members of Congress and liberal nonprofits were rather public in paving the way for a Trump impeachment for something — anything, what was less transparent is the legal community in and around the D.C. swamp was also ready to pounce. “Abuse of Power,” reveals these motives and others that long preceded a Ukraine phone call.

Miami Dolphins to stay in locker room during national anthem and black national anthem pregame ceremonies

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The Miami Dolphins will stay in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem and the black national anthem before their 2020 season opener Sunday against the New England Patriots, ESPN reported.

The NFL, attempting to participate in the social and racial justice demonstrations that have escalated over the past four months, will play “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” which is known as the black national anthem, as well as “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Week 1 games.

The Dolphins are opting to not participate in either ceremony, saying they’re not interested in any more “empty gestures” that don’t contribute toward real and lasting change.

“This attempt to unify only creates more divide,” Dolphins players said in a video released Thursday. “So we’ll skip this song and dance, and as a team we’ll stay inside. We need changed hearts, not just a response to pressure. Enough, no more fluff and empty gestures. We need owners with influence and pockets bigger than ours to call up officials and flex political power.”

In their video, Dolphins players said they want team owners to use their wealth and political influence to push for legislative change, such as prison and police reform.

Much of the conversation surrounding social justice in the NFL has been hung up on the pregame national anthem. Since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against minorities, players on numerous teams have continued that protest — a demonstration that is divisive among fans, and has turned some away from the league completely.

The Dolphins players feel the emphasis on symbolic gestures during the national anthem has become an obstacle to substantive social justice reform, so they are responding by performing a different, perhaps more dramatic symbolic gesture during the national anthem, and producing a video to announce it ahead of time.

The game is scheduled at 1 p.m. ET in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

During the NFL season opener Thursday night between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, the Chiefs players stood for the anthem, while the Texans stayed in the locker room. When the two teams locked arms on the field as social justice messages were displayed on the scoreboard before kickoff, some fans booed during a moment of silence.

“I didn’t fully understand that,” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said of the booing. “There was no flag involved. There was nothing other than two teams coming together to show unity.”

Billboards in Austin, Texas, warn drivers that the city defunded police: ‘Enter at your own risk’

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A pair of billboards along Interstate 35 near Austin, Texas, warn incoming drivers to take the necessary precautions after the city council voted to cut funding to the Austin police budget last month.

The billboards, put up by the Texas Municipal Police Association, state, “Warning!!! Austin defunded police. Enter at your own risk” and “Limited support next 20 miles,” KXAN-TV reported.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the police group said the billboards are simply intended to raise public awareness about the Austin City Council’s decision to defund police, which they call a “reckless act” and a “political stunt” that will do “nothing but endanger the people of Austin.”

“As the largest police association in Texas, it is our duty and responsibility to stand up for the brave men and woman of the APD, as well as the other law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction within the city limits which will have less of APDs resources to depend on, and to raise public awareness of the dangers of defunding not just Austin, but any city across the U.S.,” the group added in the post.

The billboards received praise from several Republican state leaders such as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who also called the city’s decision to defund police a “dangerous” one that “purposefully made our capital city less safe.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also tweeted out news with the hashtag #TexasBacksTheBlue.

Last month, the Austin City Council unanimously voted to cut its police department budget by $150 million, reallocating funds to various social programs aimed at violence prevention, food access, and abortion access.

“This budget responds to concerns expressed all over the community and embodies our values as a city. New investment is focused on the underlying causes of crime,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler wrote on Twitter last month, defending the city’s moves.

The decision came even as violent crime is on the rise in Austin. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Democrat-run Texas city led the nation in percentage increase in total homicides compared to last year, surpassing cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

In a conversation with KXAN, Kevin Lawrence, executive director of TMPA, said, “The safety of Austin citizens and visitors has never been more at risk from dangerous policies propagated by their own locally elected officials.”

He added that his organization backs supports Gov. Abbott’s consideration of legislation that would place the Austin Police Department under state control.

Abbott has also weighed freezing any city’s ability to increase property taxes as a way to punish its decision to defund police.

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Netflix encourages viewers to see ‘Cuties’ — featuring disturbing scenes of sexualization of young children — because it’s a ‘social commentary against the sexualization of young children’

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Netflix has broken its silence on the calls for a boycott against the streaming giant for its promotion of the highly controversial film “Cuties.”

In a statement to TheBlaze, a spokesperson encouraged people who care about issues such as the sexualization of children to watch the film.

What are the details?

In a statement to TheBlaze, a spokesperson for the streaming giant said, “Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. It’s an award winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up — and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”

“Cuties” is an award-winning French film that centers around four 11-year-old girls in a “sensual dance” troupe and is rated TV-MA in the U.S. — for mature audiences only.

So far, more than 608,000 people have signed a Change.org petition titled “Cancel Netflix Subscription.”

The film has also prompted hashtag #CancelNetflix to trend on social media.

‘Lawfully defined as pedophilia’

The film, according to its IMDB page at one point, features “female breast nudity of a minor,” “shots of breast, bums, and spread crotches of scantily clad” little girls.

Another apparently deleted parental warning added, “During one of the many highly sexualized & erotic dance scenes that purposefully exploit & objectify numerous scantily clad under age girls, one of the female child dancers lifts up her cropped top to fully display her bare breast. This is lawfully defined as pedophilia and can be extremely distressing to many viewers.”

Yet another warning read, “An 11 year old [sic] girl watches a female rap music video where naked women role play through dance, both heterosexual & lesbian sex acts. An 11 year old [sic] female dance group then mimics these sexual moves on themselves and on each other while the camera zooms in on their sexual body parts as they erotically writher [sic]. This can be highly distressing to many viewers.”

Company is ‘desensitizing millions of viewers’

This is the second time in as many months that the film stirred up a heavy social media response.

In August, Netflix took fire after debuting a concerning trailer and poster for the film, which clearly sexualized the young actresses.

At the time, Netflix issued an apology, saying, “We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.”

In a Thursday statement, Parents Television Council program director Melissa Henson said, “Although there is a danger that little girls will be attracted to this film, the far greater risk is the way this film normalizes the sexualization of little girls. [Netflix] is desensitizing millions of viewers at home by asking them to be entertained by it.”

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Commentary: Bob Woodward’s revelation about the president’s COVID response is a threat to Anthony Fauci — not to Trump

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Finally, the trial of Lord Anthony Fauci is at hand.

Granted, it comes in the form of Orange Man Bad from a press corps, which feels it did its solemn duty for months by sitting on a story so terribly important to the American public that no one really needed to know about it until the political timing was juuuuust right. But you know the drill by now. Journalism is magical and not at all broken.

The story I refer to is, of course, President Donald Trump’s supposed cover-up back in early 2020 about the true nature and severity of the coronavirus cloud on our horizon. The math goes something like this. Trump knew it was bad but told the public everything would be OK. Then he simply watched as millions died because of his willful deceit against both science and compassion.

Well, math is hard for some. Because that doesn’t check out at all.

Trump shut down travel from China (good), then locked down the economy he had previously reinvigorated to the tune of historically catastrophic unemployment levels (bad). While deaths per capita across the country largely fell into a grouping of worldwide and flu-on-steroids norms, which occurred almost no matter what interventions were taken (perhaps you’ve heard of Sweden?). And that’s if you can believe the data about what actually counts as a coronavirus death, which you can’t.

Yes, I know. Reality wasn’t so great, either. This hasn’t been Trump’s finest hour by a long shot. Here’s the kicker, though: Fauci was at Trump’s side for it all.

You can think anything you want about the efficacy or sound-mindedness of how things played out above, but what you can’t do is pretend that Fauci didn’t have a hand in it. Just as you can do the same with Trump and the BLM riots, but you can’t pretend those riots aren’t happening in cities dominated for decades by Democrats who have made it clear they have their own designs for America.

That’s the same Fauci the Left has canonized this year with a cult-like devotion. He was infallible. We had to trust him, no matter how many times he was wrong about everything all the time. He was going to save us from Trump killing us all. Of course, the reality is the exact opposite — as it usually is when compared to progressive vision quest. The reality is the dumbest thing Trump has done his entire presidency is entrust it to Fauci the fraud. His heinous lockdowns did untold damage to this country it will take years and years to dig out from.

Perhaps realizing that if Trump goes down for this, he does as well, Fauci leaped to Trump’s defense against this silliness. And on Fox News, no less. See, where did Trump get the notion that COVID-19 would just be a bad flu back in March? Why, from Fauci himself, who wrote those very words in the illustrious New England Journal of Medicine back on Feb. 28.

See, when it comes to having red in the ledger, Trump’s been more accomplice than point man on multiple fronts. His grave sin was submitting to the expertise of Fauci, who has proven to be an expert at nothing this year other than building his own brand.

Fauci’s designs for America over the course of 2020’s virus-palooza have run the gamut from “nothing to see here” to “maybe you better put your goggles on.” From “rub some dirt on it” to “death comes to us all.” And it doesn’t really matter if he had held these varied positions because he was legitimately following what he believed to be true, is utterly incompetent or is a debased liar.

Believe “the experts” we were and still to this very day are told with Karen-filled scorn. And Trump, much to my chagrin, repeatedly did. That’s where you can place his guilt if there is any to be found. A Vader to Fauci’s Palpatine. Their scalps are in this together.

Fauci understands all of this better than anyone, which is why he is already running cover for Trump against the very media sycophants who have coveted his healing touch for so long. In fact, no one needs for Bob Woodward’s new book about Trump’s supposed leadership heresies to be taken less seriously than him. Whereas Trump is almost immune to these varied coup attempts after four years of trying on multiple fronts, this if Fauci’s entire ballgame.

So scream that the emperor has no clothes all you want, but no one’s bare ass is more exposed right now than “In Fauci we trust.”

Biden’s Worst Campaign Stop Yet

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden seems to be just as uncomfortable leaving his basement as his campaign staff is having him leave it. The journey started in Michigan where he was greeted by more Trump supporters than Biden supporters…awkward.

Many videos and pictures posted on Twitter showed Joe Biden arriving in Michigan and being greeted by a crowd of Trump supporters. One fan even talked to Fox News’ Lawrence Jones telling him that the “Biden supporters are probably still asleep at home like Sleepy Joe.” Good point indeed.

Joe Biden’s visit was centered around the auto industry and unemployment caused by the coronavirus. They expressed little faith in his talking points about NAFTA, a deal that was not great for them at all.

When confronted on his vote for NAFTA, he refused to take responsibility for his vote then blamed George Bush. He’s been using that line since the 2008 Obama campaign. Real leadership there.

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Other than that, the visit to Warren, Michigan still had the same strange set-up as last time. A few reporters were sitting in little six-feet-apart bubbles while Joe Biden was lost behind the podium.

During one part of his speech, Biden stumbled talking about carrying a schedule in his pocket. He then said it wasn’t in his pocket and confusedly asked “where’s my staff?” It was a weird scene to watch play out but it wasn’t the worst of what happened during that campaign stop.

Biden saw the abbreviate MI in his notes for Michigan, the state where he was speaking, and thought it stood for Military. He went on to incorrectly say that over 6,000 U.S military members have died from the coronavirus. Biden then cited the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan as being the numbers for the military, saying the armed forces had seen 118,984 cases and 6,114 deaths.

The mixup was between the numbers for Michigan with those from the military. Only seven members of the military had died from COVID-19.

Yikes, there’s no way this guy will win without an incredible amount of left-winged voting fraud by mail-in ballots. Biden can’t read off a teleprompter, understand his own notes, or even follow a single train of thought without his staff nearby. The level of strings and support Biden needs is frightening.

There’s no way this guy can tie his own shoes, let alone lead a country.

Longtime Illinois police chief fired over a meme he posted about looters

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A police chief of a suburban village in Illinois was fired after he posted a meme about looters that many found to be controversial.

Thomas Scully worked as the Orland Hills police chief for 15 years, but he was fired on Wednesday over the Facebook post.

“We hold all of our public officials to the highest standards in their personal and professional lives in Orland Hills,” the village said in a statement, according
to WBBM-TV.

“This social media post is in incredibly poor taste,” the statement added. “It does not reflect the values of the people of our community, and we will not tolerate such behavior from any of our public officials.”

The statement said that the village’s deputy chief would fill in on an interim basis.

What did the meme say?

The meme was a commentary on the recent rioting and looting that resulted from protests over numerous incidents where black people were killed while in police custody or as a result of the actions of police officers.

It read, “Looting. When free housing, free food, free education, and free phones just aren’t enough.”

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Scully is not the only public official to lose his position over controversial social media posts.

A staffer for the governor of Maryland was fired in August over posts that justified the shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that resulted the deaths of two protesters.

One post read, “Don’t be a thug if you can’t take a slug,” with the image of police officer smiling. Another read, “When you see a skateboard wielding Antifa chickens*** get smoked by an AR toting 17-yr-old.”

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

Orland Hills Police Chief Fired Over Meme Posted On Facebook

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Longtime Illinois police chief fired over a meme he posted about looters

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A police chief of a suburban village in Illinois was fired after he posted a meme about looters that many found to be controversial.

Thomas Scully worked as the Orland Hills police chief for 15 years, but he was fired on Wednesday over the Facebook post.

“We hold all of our public officials to the highest standards in their personal and professional lives in Orland Hills,” the village said in a statement, according
to WBBM-TV.

“This social media post is in incredibly poor taste,” the statement added. “It does not reflect the values of the people of our community, and we will not tolerate such behavior from any of our public officials.”

The statement said that the village’s deputy chief would fill in on an interim basis.

What did the meme say?

The meme was a commentary on the recent rioting and looting that resulted from protests over numerous incidents where black people were killed while in police custody or as a result of the actions of police officers.

It read, “Looting. When free housing, free food, free education, and free phones just aren’t enough.”

imageImage Source: YouTube screenshot

Scully is far from the only public official to lose his position over controversial social media posts.

A staffer for the governor of Maryland was fired in August over posts that justified the shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that resulted the deaths of two protesters.

One post read, “Don’t be a thug if you can’t take a slug,” with the image of police officer smiling. Another read, “When you see a skateboard wielding Antifa chickens*** get smoked by an AR toting 17-yr-old.”

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

Orland Hills Police Chief Fired Over Meme Posted On Facebook

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Longtime Illinois police chief fired over a meme he posted about looters

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A police chief of a suburban village in Illinois was fired after he posted a meme about looters that many found to be controversial.

Thomas Scully worked as the Orland Hills police chief for 15 years but he was fired on Wednesday over the Facebook post.

“We hold all of our public officials to the highest standards in their personal and professional lives in Orland Hills,” the village said in a statement according
to WBBM-TV.

“This social media post is in incredibly poor taste,” they added. “It does not reflect the values of the people of our community, and we will not tolerate such behavior from any of our public officials.”

They added in the statement that the village’s deputy chief would fill in on an interim basis.

What did the meme say?

The meme was a commentary on the recent rioting and looting that resulted from protests over numerous incidents where black people were killed while in police custody or as a result of the actions of police officers.

It read, “Looting. When free housing, free food, free education, and free phones just aren’t enough.”

imageImage Source: YouTube screenshot

Scully is far from the only public official to lose his position over controversial social media posts.

A staffer for the governor of Maryland was fired in August over posts that justified the shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin that resulted the deaths of two protesters.

One post read, “Don’t be a thug if you can’t take a slug,” with the image of police officer smiling. Another read, “When you see a skateboard wielding Antifa chickens*** get smoked by an AR toting 17-yr-old.”

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

Orland Hills Police Chief Fired Over Meme Posted On Facebook

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