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If We Don't Act, 2% of the People Are
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 6/30/2020 5:01:43 AM

I was once told if we’re not careful, 2 percent of the passionate will control 98 percent of the indifferent 100 percent of the time. The more I’ve thought about this phrase, the more I believe it. There is now a small group of passionate people working hard to destroy our American way of life. Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law and those law enforcement professionals who uphold our laws are under the gun more than at any time in our nation’s history. These passionate 2 percent appear to be winning. Despite there being countless good people

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/30/2020 5:18:54 AM (No. 461511)
You make it sound as though it hasn't already happened.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 6/30/2020 5:41:18 AM (No. 461515)
No, it has not already happened. It will if Trump does not get re-elected.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 6/30/2020 6:14:25 AM (No. 461532)
Every day I get on these sites looking for evidence of some kind of pushback. There are small pockets of resistance here and there, but overall it appears the Mob is making great gains. The Reflublicans for the most part have been execrable. Trump is running up the hill alone. #2 is right, as usual--if this goes down in November......
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lazyman 6/30/2020 6:55:41 AM (No. 461547)
Community organizing and gathering up the 51% of useful idiots is the game plan. 4 months should be enough time for the mob mentality to calm down and logic prevail.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tangles 6/30/2020 6:59:15 AM (No. 461550)
Too long in power politicians is the real enemy is why we elected Donald Trump. The media thinks we re stupid. God bless General Flynn.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 6/30/2020 7:03:18 AM (No. 461557)
Some politicians and police chiefs are about to allow the laziest, craziest, dumbest two percent control some parts of the country. That passion the author speaks of is insanity and lawlessness. Law enforcement allows themselves to be under the gun; they refuse (in some cases) to be the first line of defense. All because they'll be accused of being racist; as if that's not happening anyway. It's the narrative to achieve another goal. A lot of US haven't been impacted personally by what's going on, but we're thinking about what will happen when we are impacted. Don't think that because we haven't taken to the streets to combat crazies, crazies are succeeding. The really big picture is we need to see that the rule of law applies to everyone. If obama and company are prosecuted, that will go a long way into restoring law and order. The little leftists will see it, and a new campaign will be started, and it will be called another "MeToo" movement. If I think I'm king obama can face criminal charges, so can we. Babies crying. Heaven on earth for the rest of US.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: globalwarmer 6/30/2020 7:19:29 AM (No. 461570)
The police and armed citizens are moving in, and the Bolsheviks are running. I'm not worried yet.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ARKfamily 6/30/2020 7:21:40 AM (No. 461573)
I observe companies, corporations, organizations, schools, Hollywood etc. jumping on the platform of "social justice, equality or whatever" and I am perplexed. Shouldn't they have been doing this all along? When I see websites, correspondence, banners now claiming support for social justice and equality, I usually gravitate to one thought. These individuals or groups have now told me that they haven't been doing it all along. They are the problem. . . Faithful believers know that God doesn't look at physical attributes with His people, God looks at what is in a person's heart. I have the heart of a medic or the heart of a believer because "All Hearts Matter" to me.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/30/2020 7:34:49 AM (No. 461590)
The cure will begin with kicking George Soros out of the country.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: raspberry 6/30/2020 7:40:17 AM (No. 461595)
Right #9 and Soros' money
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/30/2020 7:42:30 AM (No. 461597)
Like Clemenza said, we should have stopped Hitler after Munich.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum 6/30/2020 7:46:27 AM (No. 461602)
I believe that my fellow patriotic Americans are on the same page. We are alarmed by the complacency of our Republican Representatives and Senators. The absolute vile chaos we are witnessing begs for pushback by any sane American, but to watch our leaders sit on the sidelines while our country is being destroyed is unacceptable. This violence and destruction cannot be allowed to continue despite it being sanctioned by the democrats and their fellow travelers in the media. Very few Republican leaders speak with authority on behalf of the millions of Americans who are devastated by the destruction we see. Cities are torched, monuments destroyed, people are terrorized and yet there is no real pushback by those who have sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. It disgusts me that the cowards we elected are so afraid of the mob that they are essentially worthless. Law and order is not a difficult concept to articulate. Americans understand that our system will collapse without it. Violence is not the way to change hearts and minds. In fact, it does the opposite. Discussion and real conversation is made impossible if one side is destroying everything in its path to achieve its goals. Most Americans will not be bullied. While we are a peace loving. neighborly people, we will not allow our country to be destroyed by violent mobs. Before American patriots step up and take on the challenge, our leaders have a responsibility to lead. Republicans should be making the case for law and order. At the first act of violence, the police should have stepped on to stop it. We know they were hamstrung by the democrat leaders in the cities that have been hit the hardest. However, we must make the case to those minorities in those cities that the destruction they are experiencing comes from democrats who have failed them. This is the job of our leadership and they are failing miserably in addressing this destructive force that has moved into their communities to rob them of their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Republicans must make an effort to bring the black community leaders together who understand what the democrats have done to their communities and why. The last thing democrats want is an informed black community. They want to be able to stir hate up just for the sake of creating an atmosphere of chaos and violence to use to gain political power. Democrat history is rife with examples of promises made but never kept. Republicans should be offering solutions. They have a history to point to in the policies put in place by this President. Make the case. Seize the moment from a radical minority that is driving all this destruction. Stand up for what is right and lawful. Condemn lawlessness and police brutality. Support the good law enforcement officers who do their job right. Given the choice between continued chaos and mayhem or peace and prosperity, most people will choose to live peacefully. Ignore the radicals. They offer nothing but hate and violence. Speak to the 98%. The 2% are destroying the support of people who want something besides hate, violence and mayhem. Republicans must be fearless in getting out the message of real hope, long term hope, and life changing hope. We are the party of inclusion. We are not about skin color. We are all about building a constituency of individuals who love this country and realize that what binds us together is mutually shared values, goals, and freedom to achieve anything with hard work and determination. Republican leadership must step up and articulate a message of real hope and prosperity for all. Either we do that or we will be faced with a future that is a nightmare of tyranny, violence and chaos.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Clinger 6/30/2020 8:15:10 AM (No. 461621)
Spot on! Unfortunately to varying degrees the 2% are supported by 49% and if we became a democracy that 51% controls everything. Furthermore by their nature the 51% are more likely to be followers who will allow the 2% to dominate. A vote for a democrat today is a vote in support of the radical mob. Everything the decent people who still vote democrat think they are voting against, racism, fascism is exactly what they are voting for with one exception, abortion. This is exactly what our founders faced with the slavery issue. They couldn't throw off the yoke of a ruling king without tabling the slavery issue. We will not save the republic without tabling the abortion issue. It's our neighbors with whom we wish to maintain cordial relationships that hold us back. While we seek to avoid confrontation with even the best of the 51% we are surrendering to the worst 2%.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Catfur27 6/30/2020 8:25:19 AM (No. 461630)
..the main reason this human garbage on the streets is "getting away" with this crap is because we have a dishonest, cowardly, partisan media that puts forth propaganda supporting them. can this be remedied ??....not sure ...but , it's worth noting that recently muslims in Europe didn't like how they were being portrayed in the media ( largely as violent murderers...which they disagreed with) ...and so 5 years ago a small group of them paid a visit to the newspaper called Charlie Hebdo...and violently murdered a bunch of "journalists"...!! ...agreed...that was harsh...and some would say "ironic"...but...their message got thru... cowardly "journalists" in Europe ( and the U.S.) immediately decided to "be more fair towards muslims " now...?? ...what will it take here for "journalists" to get the message ...??....
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/30/2020 8:30:23 AM (No. 461634)
Follow the money behind the 2%. Its probably billions. Maybe even trillions. Some of it isn't even American. Its foreign. None of this has occurred in a vacuum. These protests are organized, and they require alot of money. It took years to get this far. The election of obama didn't occur by accident. It was a culmination of lefty globalista interests. Don't blame just the Democrats. Its clear they have a huge part in this, but the Republicans have deliberately not provided an alternative. It took an INDIVIDUAL like Trump to provide an alternative, and voters jumped at the opportunity. The lefty globalistas aren't happy. How dare their 'lessers' defy their plans! They have tried to remove Trump from office. They likely brought us CV19. They definitely brought us the race riots, and the new 'social justice' where everything white is racist. Don't expect to ride on Trump's shoulders to victory. Why? Just look at the forces arrayed against him, and what has been thrown and him. What's been going on is unprecedented. people are going to have to WORK HARD to defend their freedoms. There is a word for people standing on the sidelines unwilling to raise a hand to defend themselves: Its called decadence. Many a nation has fallen to tyranny because of decadence. Don't let it happen here. The people against Trump are tyrants and dictators. They don't believe in Democracy, representative government, equal rights, or justice. Elect the wrong people come November and kiss your freedom and rights goodbye.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: reefdiver 6/30/2020 8:36:28 AM (No. 461640)
OK, it is past time that the "Silenced Majority" in this country spoke out and got involved.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/30/2020 8:47:48 AM (No. 461645)
The real problem is that the 2% is being urged on by the 99% of the Democrat leaders in the big blue cities where 100% of all this is happening. It's not happening in the rural and suburban areas of red counties where the 2% would be wiped out like road kill if they tried anything to harm our property or our families. What are we supposed to do, jump in our SUVs and drive downtown and start shooting? No, they're clever enough to be inflicting damage where the Democrat leaders have provided them with immunity and free range to play Urban Paintball Wars and Kwanzaa Shopping. So they're cleverly avoiding us and the probability that they'll end up meeting their maker, Satan, if they target us directly. What's really irritating is that except for Trump, our elected Republican "leaders" are too chickenshiite to even utter a peep for fear of being called racists, which they're called anyway.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Yuban 6/30/2020 8:57:57 AM (No. 461659)
That's it, do nothing now but vote in November. I bet ya that if it was your business, your home, your family that was being eliminated you wouldn't wait until November. However, I have been wrong before. I voted for Bush and got Roberts on the SC.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/30/2020 9:13:26 AM (No. 461672)
At this point the mob seems to be winning the war against property and personal stores, police cars and anything that stands in their way. Statues don't fight or shoot back it's all been an easy game for them. Force and the fact that if something could become too dangerous for them to proceed and not worth losing their life will they understand. The mob fears a shop owner pointing a gun at them robbing the store and breaking glass doesn't seem worth their lives. It's time to use ordnance with real bullets not rubber ones if some police in the cities surrendered then whose going to protect you and your home, only you so push back when the time arrives with all the force you can conjure up.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 6/30/2020 9:23:44 AM (No. 461684)
I would like to say that it can't happen in America but I see people folding like cheap suits all over the place. A man and his wife protect themselves and their home with two guns against an angry mob and the couple are up on charges. WTF.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: chance_232 6/30/2020 9:26:32 AM (No. 461687)
Ive been saying for several years now that the US us a country increasingly governed by the offended minority. The offended minority play a population tgat us generally adverse to confrontation and one that prides itself by being fair, tolerant and open minded. In a civilized society, the above attributes are desirable and a plus. When said society is at war with itself, the above attributes are a weakness to be exploited. Liberals have been exploiting conservative good faith for decades. Today we bear witness to the inevitable results of not standing up to the enemy at the gates. They are rampaging thru the castle, while our elected officials and employeers, if not chearing the mob, admonish us to not hurt their feelings.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/30/2020 9:40:54 AM (No. 461704)
We 98% era aren't "indifferent"... We just don't care about Woke Culture and Media! We will make our voices loudly heard in November when it counts. The rest is just chatter...
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Reply 23 - Posted by: kidsmom 6/30/2020 9:46:31 AM (No. 461712)
There was an article yesterday on American Thinker called Driving Conservatives Underground. If you missed it, look it up. It is spot on about how most of us Trumpsters won't be responding to polls or putting out flags or bumper stickers because of the crazy people out there. This is not the America I grew up in. I truly fear another civil war is on the horizon.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ARKfamily 6/30/2020 9:49:05 AM (No. 461715)
By the way, I omitted one category of people - politicians. That brings me to an additional thought. I am not on board with some of the posters here. Seems like the first thing done is put the blame in the ball court of Republicans and, sorry, not going there. I would say that the RNC has not done a good job of defining just what a Republican is and we have ended up with politicians that should never have been running as a Republican. That I do agree with but it stops there. In my above post, I asked the question "shouldn't they have been doing this all along" and that is aimed mostly at the Democrat party. For so long they have been masking their inequality and social injustice by falsely claiming they are for equality and social justice. Why are Democrat cities the most poorly run?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/30/2020 9:59:14 AM (No. 461733)
The militias and mobs in the streets are arms of the Democrat Party, funded, controlled, and incited by them. We are battling a lot more than 2% of the population. And the Democrats are winning. Republicans are joining them. The Democrats want the lockdowns and masks, and the Republicans, like always, agree with the Democrats, and follow the lead of the Democrats. We have nobody but Trump. Republicans have been in charge, and we already have socialism, and the green new deal, right now. The government is controlling every aspect of our lives, and our businesses, right now. Voting for Republicans has not saved us. These lockdowns are a surrender of our liberty and our property. Republicans have again been stupid fools. As for supporting our police, I don't think I am going to support a police force that arrests me for going into a store without a mask, that supports those that tell me to stay at home. Sorry, no.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 6/30/2020 10:02:15 AM (No. 461738)
#20, they are not 'up on charges', that is not factual. A mouth prosecutor has said she may investigate....and she will get nothing, they broke no laws, as far as can be told from the media coverage.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: NotaBene 6/30/2020 10:18:24 AM (No. 461758)
Yes, it has now become Trump against the Globalists. The Illuminati, Bolsheviks, Anarchists, Trotskyites, Universities, Hollywood, musicians, Social Workers, Blacks, Muslims, Chinavirus, it is too much. We must find new ways of supporting our Champion. Time is short before we lose Western Civilization.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ebuilder 6/30/2020 11:08:26 AM (No. 461811)
What if the Chinese released the Covid virus as an act of war? [Doh.] I mean, don't you guys KNOW? What if we are at war with them? So, have we surrendered? Fauci guaranteed Trump would have a plague to deal with -- wasn't that a little "prescient"? Was he involved? Well, YES he was, getting the funding for continuing "research" by the Wuhan Lab.Maybe "Traitors for Obama?" Biden is "projecting" TODAY that Trump has surrendered us to the virus -- so we know this was statement was approved by someone higher. Obama? Is the GOPe plan to stay home indefinitely, crash the world economies, and be surprised on the Day of the EMP? Because this RNA flu will never go away. What if an improved new pestilence is ready to send to the West? [Why not? The Japs bombed Pearl Harbor -- their mistake was not moving on to California.] 98% of the people won't catch this virus, and those that will have a 0.008% chance of dying from it. What if the next one is made to order for couch potatoes on welfare, and warriors against statues and church windows of a white HOLY SAVIOR, like the one on Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio? When are the Black Christians with sound minds going to speak?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: anniebc 6/30/2020 11:24:41 AM (No. 461826)
I agree wholeheartedly with poster #8. Those companies, businesses, etc. just now jumping on the bandwagon don't realize they are admitting to systemic racism. They're saying they've paid blacks less, they've overlooked blacks in promotions, and they've even cheated blacks when it comes to health care policies. It's similar to places like Walmart saying they are cutting their store hours to allow their staff to clean and sanitize the place. My question to Walmart and entities getting suddenly woke is, you mean you haven't been doing that or that's what you've been doing? People's thought processes are shot.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone 6/30/2020 12:28:42 PM (No. 461876)
This article is one of the prime reasons that the Democrats do not want General Flynn out there having a conversation with the American people before the election, and are doing everything they can to prevent that by dragging on the criminal persecution against him in court.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/30/2020 12:42:42 PM (No. 461896)
Socialist/Communist/Nazi/Islamist governments don't do away with their police forces. They augment them with true believers, and put them to work to root out opposition. And if the cops can't handle it, let's send in the military, like at Tienanmen Square. And yet so many want our Federal government to get into the "reform" game...and still try to argue that states have powers. Where is "local police reform" among the enumerated Federal powers listed in the Constitution? Tyranny comes in many forms, and that 2% cited is actually X% split into smaller "dictatorships" with their own ideas of Utopia.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: weejun 6/30/2020 1:26:51 PM (No. 461975)
Here is the dilemma facing the decent, law-abiding citizens of this great nation: 1. The mobs have learned that their unlawful, anarchist actions - I.e., force - will not be met in kind by force. 2. As is always true with mobs, they will increase their violence and assault objectives, encouraged by the total lack of retribution for their actions. 3. The 98% slowly see that government will not protect them or their property from the mobs and are greatly discouraged. 4. Government at all levels does not enforce its laws and this leads to more lawlessness (illegal immigration and sanctuary cities come to mind as two prime examples that started this lawlessness state). 5. Eventually, the 98% either decide to give in or are left with the distasteful choice of meeting force with force to protect themselves and their property. 6. Once they act accordingly, government suddenly gets the desire to enforce the law. 7. Many of the 98% will then conclude it isn't worth it, and, thus, the forces of evil win. I wish I were wrong, but it is going to take some use of force to teach the woke, lily white snowflakes who are a large percentage of the rioters that it is not worth it. Until then, we are stuck with mob violence and a government (at all levels) that refuses to perform its most basic function: protection of its citizens.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/30/2020 1:33:58 PM (No. 461987)
Yes #8 just like the old hook, New and Improved. What were they before?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/30/2020 2:15:28 PM (No. 462038)
“Clowns to the left of me (Democrats) Jokers to the right (Republicans) Here I am (Trump) Stuck in the middle with you (us)”
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Reply 35 - Posted by: 4Justice 6/30/2020 2:19:37 PM (No. 462040)
We already have allowed them to control us. Those few little groups pushing back are what ALL of us should be doing. Unless we act now, we will be under their tyranny for the rest of our lives. This is NOT going to blow over. They are emboldened more than even before in our history. We MUST take action NOW! ...Or say goodbye to freedom and all that is good.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: 4Justice 6/30/2020 2:26:45 PM (No. 462046)
Our representatives will do nothing unless WE become as passionate and vocal as these radicals!! NOBODY is going to save us. Only WE can save ourselves!!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Zigrid 6/30/2020 2:38:26 PM (No. 462062)
Okay people... let's cut back on the doomsday speculation....first and foremost...We the people are not as stupid as the pollsters and political elite think.... the clear choice this fall is President Trump or biden....setting aside the illegal vote fraud....we are the majority...AND WE VOTE....unlike the mob who scream and holler and burn things...WE are the majority.... settle down!!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: or gate 6/30/2020 4:21:18 PM (No. 462182)
Wish full thinking crud.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: legalart 6/30/2020 5:09:18 PM (No. 462240)
You cannot have a country or culture like ours when it is led by immoral and amoral people, who are chosen or voted into office at all levels, by a populace that is equally immoral or amoral. You need not go any further than that. If you claim that decent, solid people get into leadership and then become deep state bottom feeders, I will grant you that because it does happen. However, the fact that they STAY in positions of leadership says more about the voters and the country at large, than does the wicked person's actions: why is it that the US has become cowardly and unable to uproot crooks from its government, when the Constitution gives us exit doors and avenues? Is it because we do not value what we have? That's my theory. There is NO reason under heaven why a putrid politician like Pelosi should be in office as long as she has been; blame the voters, you say. NO, blame her congressional colleagues, D and R alike; blame the voters who don't voice any opposition and who don't lobby to railroad her out.The fiber of the country has deteriorated so that people become afraid of their own shadow because it's more important to have comfort and peer acceptance than to have moral fortitude and convictions. On that course, the people will have the government they deserve.
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Posted by Pluperfect 7/1/2020 3:59:10 AM Post Reply
Four members of the Toledo City Council have been accused of accepting bribes while in office, according to court documents obtained by 13abc on Tuesday. At least three of those council members have been placed into federal custody. 13abc crews were on the scene as council members Larry Sykes and Yvonne Harper were placed into custody. Federal documents also implicate council members Gary Johnson and Tyrone Riley. According to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court, Councilman Sykes faces complaints of "Reciept of Bribe by Agent of Organization Receiving Federal Funds" and "Hobbs Act Extortion Under Color of Official Right."
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Posted by Ribicon 7/1/2020 1:07:56 PM Post Reply
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as demonstrators circle her home
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Posted by Pluperfect 7/1/2020 4:11:09 AM Post Reply
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Posted by zephyrgirl 7/2/2020 8:28:42 AM Post Reply
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Posted by Imright 7/1/2020 11:55:51 AM Post Reply
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Posted by Pluperfect 7/1/2020 4:30:11 AM Post Reply
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Posted by zoidberg 7/1/2020 9:46:11 AM Post Reply
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