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Northam’s Medical School Yearbook Staffer: Photo ‘Not a Mix-Up’

A yearbook staffer says Northam is in the photo.

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A former yearbook staffer at Eastern Virginia Medical School said that the blackface/KKK photo on the page of Ralph Northam, the Democratic Governor of Virginia, is almost certainly him.

“In my personal knowledge and the people I knew that were working on the staff, we went through great pains to make sure that there was not a mix-up,” William Elwood told WHSV. Elwood was a page designer for the 1984 yearbook.

Northam, after first accepting responsibility and apologizing the photos Friday night, later denied that he was in the photo at a bizarre Saturday press conference. He did voluntarily admit, though, that he had worn blackface at a Michael Jackson dance competition in San Antonio, Texas.

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“Each student was allowed to submit a certain number of pictures that they wanted to appear on the page with their graduation photograph,” Elwood said. “They chose their own pictures, they were submitted in a sealed envelope with their name on them, and the only time that envelope was opened was when the layout was done on their page.”

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Elwood explained that there were other blackface photos in the same yearbook, claiming that nobody “thought of that as a significant problem back then.”

Northam has refused to resign from his post while his Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax, is embattled in a sexual assault scandal, a story broken by Big League Politics Sunday night.

Fairfax has denied the allegations, saying that he did have sex with his accuser Vanessa Tyson, but that it was consensual.

Tyson has reportedly hired the same law firm retained by Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during his confirmation hearings in September.


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Attorney General Bill Barr Folds to the Mob, Claims There is Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

Barr said that law enforcement being unfair to blacks is a “widespread phenomenon.”

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Attorney General Bill Barr has bent his knee to Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists, defending the lie of systemic racism during an interview with ABC News.

“I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, in particular, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt,” Barr said to ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas during an exclusive interview.

“I think it is wrong if people are not respected appropriately and given their due,” he added, “and I think it’s something we have to address.”

Barr said that he is cheering on widespread reform in the wake of serial felon drug addict George Floyd’s death during a police encounter.

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“Before the George Floyd incident I thought we were in a good place,” he said. “I think that this episode in Minneapolis showed that we still have some work to do in addressing the distrust that exists in the African American community toward law enforcement.”

Barr noted that he hopes Floyd’s death will serve as “a catalyst for the kinds of changes that are needed.”

Although Barr is paying lip service to BLM and throwing law enforcement under the bus, he has not yet joined the bandwagon to defund the police. He instead wants cops to be hamstrung and substituted with social workers in certain situations to deal with suspected criminals.

“We have to think about more investment in the police,” Barr said. “So one of the things we’ve been talking about is trying to direct some of the [Health and Human Services] money and grant programs and sync it up with law enforcement spending so we can enable the departments to have co-responders. That is, social workers and mental health experts who can go on certain kinds of calls to help.”

He cited a recent federal study conducted by the Justice Department’s civil rights division throwing law enforcement under the bus.

“We found, in that case, that there was a drug unit in the Springfield (Mass.) police department that was engaged in a pattern and practice of using excessive force,” Barr said.

Barr offered a very modest criticism of BLM during the interview for refusing to focus on the thousands of black lives that are taken by other black people.

“I also think [the phrase] is being used now – it is distorting the debate to some extent, because it is used really to refer almost exclusively to black lives that are lost to police misconduct,” he said. “Then you compare it to 8,000 homicides in the African American community, those are black lives that matter, too. And those are lives that are protected by the police.”

Barr’s response shows why Fox News host Tucker Carlson is saying that Republicans have failed abysmally in their response to a nationwide terror campaign from the Left. The weak response from the administration may cost Trump re-election in November.

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