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Seattle Hires Convicted Ex-Pimp For $150k To Be ‘Street Czar’

If you thought Seattle Mayo Durkan was done making horrendous decisions for her city, think again.

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If you thought Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was done making horrendous decisions for her city, think again. Durkan has hired Andrew Taylor as Seattle’s new “street czar” to “provide recommendations to the City on de-escalation, community engagement, and alternatives to policing.” Taylor’s organization Not This Time will reportedly be receiving $12,500 a month, in addition to an office in Seattle’s municipal Tower.

Taylor first moved to Seattle in 2016 after his brother was killed during a shooting involving the police. The Seattle Times quoted Taylor as saying he was “here to go to war.” Of course, Durkan hired someone with a years-long vendetta against the police to aid in “de-escalation.”

Taylor was highly active in the Seattle rallies and protests after the death of George Floyd, and “was later accused of trying to get millions from the city for militants who set up the controversial police-free Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone” according to the Seattle Times.

Taylor was quoted as advising activists, “Don’t just leave. Leave with something” as he was leading a demand of $2 million to vacate the downtown site. In a surprising twist, his fellow CHOP militants accused him of betrayal when he “appeared at a press conference with the mayor to tell them to shut down CHOP” get this, “the same day he was given his six-figure contract.”

As for his new role, Taylor said, “A street czar is a person who has a particular genius in a particular area. I know the term ‘street czar’ is quite provocative.” He himself devised the title in admiration of President Obama’s practice of designating ‘czars’ for roles while he was in the White House. “This should be a prominent position because it could help quell some of the incidents that are going on between community and cities” said Taylor.

Taylor’s “principled” past goes much further. In 2000, Taylor was sentenced to five years in prison in Las Vegas but only served just over a year for being a pimp; some of his girls were underage. Taylor’s story became the topic for the documentary “American Pimp” about his life as “Gorgeous Dre.”

“I was born from the streets; I come out of the deep darkness,” said Taylor in a YouTube video earlier this year. He bragged about having “had children with some of the women who were with me.” “We decided we were going to be in this subculture, like the Mafia, whether you liked it or not…We knew you considered us the waste of the world from the beginning. We didn’t care what you thought about us…just like I don’t care what you think about me now” he said on video.

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DeSantis Directs Secretary Of State To Investigate Facebook For Election Interference

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has directed Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to investigate Facebook for alleged election interference after recent reports suggesting that Facebook impacted the results of state and local elections.

“I hereby direct that your office immediately investigate this alleged election interference caused by Facebook through its whitelisting program – and any other previously undisclosed program within Facebook – in order to determine whether any violations of Florida’s election laws took place,” DeSantis said in a letter to Lee. “Your office should use all legal means to uncover any such violations, including but not limited to, issuing subpoenas, conducting witness interviews, reviewing all available information and consulting with law enforcement.”

“The thought of technology companies clandestinely manipulating elections is an affront to the basic principles of our republic,” DeSantis added. “Floridians deserve to have faith that their elections are fair and free from intrusion by Big Tech monopolies like Facebook.”

DeSantis cited a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, which found that Facebook has a secret list of users that are not subject to Facebook’s content posting rules.

“According to a review of internal Facebook documents conducted by the Wall Street Journal, Facebook has created a shadow list of certain users who are immune from Facebook’s enforcement actions on posting content,” DeSantis wrote. “These elites – selected by Facebook behind closed doors – are able to post material without being subject to the opaque review process that normal users endure. This “whitelist” effectively creates two classes of speakers on Facebook’s platform: those who are privileged and those who are not.”

According to the Wall Street Journal report, “While the program included most government officials, it didn’t include all candidates for public office, at times effectively granting incumbents in elections an advantage over challengers. The discrepancy was most prevalent in state and local races, the documents show, and employees worried Facebook could be subject to accusations of favoritism.”

DeSantis’ office said in a press release, “If the Wall Street Journal report is accurate, Facebook has created a privileged class of speakers and has empowered them to manipulate our elections with impunity. Even more disturbing, these elite users on Facebook’s ‘whitelist’ were allegedly selected by the tech giant behind closed doors. The selection process, scope, and real-world influence of the whitelist is concealed from the public and known only to Facebook. If true, this process may have provided a benefit to incumbent elected politicians over their challengers in state and local elections.”

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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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