The "Dancing Cop" is losing gigs because of Blacklivesmatter

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  1. Shithead

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    Dancing traffic cop loses gigs for protesting Black Lives Matter
    By Associated Press
    December 1, 2015 | 3:11pm
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    "Dancing Cop" Tony Lepore directs traffic in Providence, R.I., in December 2012. Photo: AP



    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A second city on Tuesday withdrew its invitation for Rhode Island’s “Dancing Cop” to direct holiday traffic because of his activism against the Black Lives Matter movement. The retired officer responded by blasting the head of the Providence NAACP and threatening to sue his detractors for defamation.
    East Providence Mayor Thomas Rose called Tony Lepore on Tuesday morning to tell him city leaders did not support his planned performance, Lepore said. A City Council vote that had been scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled.
    Lepore, who retired from the Providence Police Department in 1989, has been directing traffic with dance moves since 1984. His act became a holiday tradition in Providence. But city officials told Lepore last month they were letting him go after he organized a small protest outside a coffee shop where a worker wrote “#blacklivesmatter” on another officer’s cup.
    Officials in neighboring East Providence then invited Lepore to perform, but that sparked a protest attended by dozens of people, including Providence NAACP president Jim Vincent.
    Officer walks in to get coffee, leaves with #BlackLivesMatter on his cup. (via Stumpanator/reddit) pic.twitter.com/L8iAyQ0hAa
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    Both men said Tuesday they are longtime friends who know each other because they film TV shows in the same studio, and both said they were shocked by the other’s actions.
    Lepore told WPRO-AM that Vincent should be embarrassed.
    “You don’t represent what Martin Luther King Jr. wanted your organization to be,” he said.
    Vincent responded by saying in an interview that he is saddened by the situation. He said police relations with communities are tenuous throughout the country, and that he and others have worked with police to make sure Rhode Island doesn’t become the next Ferguson, Missouri.
    “He would be the last person I would think that would cause harm and division in the community, which is basically what he did,” Vincent said. “We don’t need anything to make things worse. He made things worse. He ended up being divisive, maybe unintentionally.”
    He called it a “wise decision” to rescind Lepore’s invitation in East Providence.
    Lepore said in an interview later Tuesday that while he disagrees with Vincent, he has no hard feelings toward him. But he said he wants to sue the city of Providence “and whoever else my lawyer wants to go after” for defamation of character.
    “They’re trying to say I’m a racist,” Lepore said.
    The controversy hurt his business, he said, and he worried that appearances he had been invited to in 2016 would dry up. But he said he does not regret his coffee shop protest.
     
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    he was born in 1947
    retired in 1989?????

    i'd be dancing too
     
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    Black lives matter? Where exactly?

    http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/54615863-story

    8 killed, 20 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago.


    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Eight people were killed and at least 20 others were wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago.
    The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
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    At 7:55 p.m., officers found the 28-year-old man unresponsive in a gangway in the 900 block of West 59th Street, according to Chicago Police. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.
    Early Sunday morning, a 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
    About 12:20 a.m., Maurice Jackson, 27, from Minneapolis, was sitting in parked Dodge with his girlfriend in the 5300 block of South Union when a male got out of a dark car nearby and opened fire, authorities said.
    The Dodge sped southbound on Union, struck a fire hydrant and then crashed into a tree in the 700 block of West Garfield, police said.
    Jackson was shot in the left side of his body, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
    His girlfriend, a 32-year-old woman, suffered a graze wound to the left hip and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said.
    “This is a tragedy, this child did not mess with nobody,” said Jackson’s aunt, Sabrina Taylor, adding that he was a father of three who worked in a factory and was an aspiring rapper.
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    “They killed the wrong child, this boy didn’t do nothing to nobody,” she said. “He don’t even live in Chicago.”
    About 9:55 p.m. Saturday, a man was fatally shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
    Carlos Romo, 32, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest in a parked van about 8:55 p.m. in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
     
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    You just got served copper!
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    Thanks obama.
     
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    What did he do?
     
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    What a bunch of insufferable assholes. Poor guy.
     
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    Created an environment where a racist front group such as "Black lives matter" becomes powerful enough to have an officer fired for expressing an opinion.
     
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    He's white, you dummy...oh and a cop :jj:
     
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    Obama.
     
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