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Atlanta Defund the Police Supporter and Mayoral Candidate Has Car Stolen by ‘Several Males’

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Atlanta city councilman and moral candidate Antonio Brown may be re-evaluating his aggressive defund the police stance, as he very much is in need of police right now. Brown’s 2016 Mercedes 450 SUV was stolen as he was campaigning.

Oh, the irony; Brown’s campaign is running on “reimagining public safety.” In his support of “public safety” Brown is one of seven council members who voted in support to withhold $73 million of the Atlanta Police Department’s budget until Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration came up with a plan to “reinvent the culture of policing.” The ordinance, however, was narrowly voted down.

The police report shows after Brown parked his Mercedes, he got out to speak to someone in the parking lot, when “several males entered his unlocked car and drove away with it.” In a phone call with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brown said the thieves appeared to be kids and one of them “acted as though he had a gun.” Brown said he held onto the car and was dragged about a block down the road before they went faster and faster and he was forced to let go.

Brown himself is under indictment on several fraud charges, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Reportedly Brown lied about his income on applications to obtain loans and credit cards used for personal purchases. The alleged incidents occurred years before he won the council seat in 2019.

According to the Atlanta Police Department’s most recent crime data, homicides are up at least 52% from this time last year, while the number of shootings has increased more than 40%.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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