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Trump Administration Had No Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Plan, Reveals White House

There was no distribution plan for the coronavirus vaccine set up by the Trump administration as the virus raged in its last months in office, new President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, said on Sunday.

“The process to distribute the vaccine, particularly outside of nursing homes and hospitals out into the community as a whole, did not really exist when we came into the White House,” Klain said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Biden, a Democrat who took over from Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, has promised a fierce fight against the pandemic that killed 400,000 people in the United States under Trump’s watch.

He signed a series of executive orders last week, including some that target vaccine distribution.

Biden plans to partner with state and local governments to establish vaccination spots in conference centers, stadiums and gymnasiums. The new administration will also deploy thousands of clinical staff from federal agencies, military medical personnel and pharmacy chains to increase vaccinations, and make teachers and grocery clerks eligible.

Vaccination programs lagged far behind the Trump administration’s target of 20 million Americans inoculated by the end of 2020.

“We’ve seen this factor all over the country where millions of doses have been distributed, but only about half have been given out,” Klain said.

“So the process of getting that vaccine into arms – that’s the hard process. That’s where we’re behind as a country. That’s where we’re focused in the Biden administration – on getting that ramped up.”

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Prachanda faction expels Prime Minister K.P. Oli from Nepal Communist Party

Mr. Oli had been accused of violating party statute by the splinter group.

The ruling Nepal Communist Party’s splinter faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Sunday expelled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli from the party’s general membership, according to media reports.

The decision was taken at the Standing Committee meeting of the faction led by former prime ministers Prachanda and Madhav Kumar Nepal after Oli failed to produce explanation to his recent moves as sought by party leadership, the Himalayan Times reported.

The Prachanda-led faction on Monday dropped a letter at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar.

Earlier, the splinter group had removed Mr. Oli as the party chair.

Mr. Oli had been accused of violating party statute by the splinter group.

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Several countries have shown interest in procuring Tejas aircraft: HAL chairman Madhavan | India News

NEW DELHI: The delivery of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to the Indian Air Force under a Rs 48,000-crore deal will begin from March 2024 and around 16 aircraft will be rolled out annually till the completion of the total supply of 83 jets, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited R Madhavan said on Sunday.
In an interview to PTI, Madhavan also said that a number of countries have shown keen interest in procurement of the Tejas aircraft and that the first export order is likely to come by in the next couple of years.
Madhavan said that Tejas Mark 1A jet has superior performance levels compared to China’s JF-17 combat aircraft as it has better engine, radar system and electronic warfare suit, besides an edge in the overall technology.
“The biggest difference, of course, is the air-to-air refuelling which is non-existent in the competitor’s plane,” he said.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13 approved the Rs 48,000-crore deal to procure 73 Tejas Mk-1A variants and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 trainer aircraft from the HAL to boost the Indian Air Force’s combat prowess.
Giving a break-up of the cost components, Madhavan said the basic price of the aircraft will be around Rs 25,000 crore while Rs 11,000 crore will be used for ground support equipment and other required infrastructure at the bases and around Rs 7,000 for basic customs duty and output GST.
The HAL chairman said the cost for each fighter version of the aircraft will be Rs 309 crore and Rs 280 crore for the trainer.
“The price is tight but we are fine with it,” Madhavan said
The total cost of Rs 48,000 crore includes design and development cost of Rs 2,500 crore to be given to Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and around Rs 2,250 crore set aside for variations in foreign currency exchange rate.
The Tejas Mk-1A will be equipped with an active electronically scanned array radar, beyond visual range missile, electronic warfare suite and air-to-air refuelling system.
A formal contract for the deal is expected to be signed between the HAL and the IAF on February 5 at the Aero India exhibition in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind.
“Three years is the strategic timeline for developing infrastructure as well as delivery of the aircraft. We will meet the timeline. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered by March 2024.
“Initially we will supply around four aircraft and increase the number to 16 annually from 2025,” Madhavan said.
Asked whether a possible export order will push the delivery deadline for supplies to the IAF, Madhavan said the HAL will strictly follow the timeline for domestic order and can always set up additional production lines when necessary.
“We are planning for more than 16 aircraft annually so that in case of any other order coming in, we can take it up. We are already increasing production rates.
“The second phase of the LCA plant has already come up, though we need it after 2024-25,” he said.
The IAF has already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft as part of its initial order of 40 jets.
Madhavan said the Tejas programme will boost the overall aerospace sector in India, noting that it currently involves 563 domestic enterprises. “And it will go up to 600 to 650. This is important for the ecosystem.”
He said Tejas will be able to operate as efficiently as any other aircraft in all regions including mountainous Ladakh.
The government has been majorly focusing on boosting domestic defence production and set a target of Rs 1.75 lakh crore ($25 billion) turnover in defence manufacturing by 2025.
According to estimates, the Indian armed forces are projected to spend around $130 billion in capital procurement in the next five years.
In May last year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rolled out several reform measures for the defence sector including making separate budgetary outlay to procure Indian-made military hardware, increasing FDI limit from 49 percent to 74 percent under the automatic route and generating a year-wise negative list of weapons which won’t be imported.

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Stalin to participate in govt. staff association meeting

Association threatens dharna, jail bharo protest on Feb. 2 if demands are not fulfilled

Leaders of opposition parties, including M.K. Stalin (DMK) and K. Balakrishnan (CPI (M)), K.S. Alagiri (Congress) and Thol. Thirumavalavan (VCK) will participate in a State-level conference of Tamil Nadu Employees’ Association, said general secretary of the Association A. Selvam.

Talking to reporters here on Sunday, Mr. Selvam said the State government was treating the employees and teachers with a vengeance and was not ready even to hold talks with their representatives on their long-pending demands.

Among their major demands were scrapping of contributory pension scheme, withdrawal of cases against over 5,000 JACTO-GEO members for their participation in a strike in 2019 and provision of time-scale pay for 3.5 lakh workers like noon-meal workers, angawadi workers, village assistants and nurses.

The association also demanded withdrawal of freeze on dearness allowance and leave surrender and filling up of 4.5 lakh posts lying vacant. As per the State representatives general body held on December 20 last, the association had carried out two phases of protests.

A State-level preparatory conference for protest would be held in Madurai on January 27, in which Leader of the Opposition Mr. Stalin and other leaders of opposition parties would take part. “If the government failed to fulfill our genuine demands, the association will begin an indefinite dharna and jail bharo protest on February 2,” he said.

Association State president M. Anbarasu, district president J. Moorthi and district secretary K. Neethiraja were present.

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Volkswagen Looks To Claim Damages From Suppliers Over Chip Shortages


BERLIN: German car manufacturer Volkswagen is in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to a shortage of semiconductors, a company spokesman said on Sunday.

Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines due to problems in the delivery of semiconductors, which in some cases have been exacerbated by the former Trump administration’s actions against key Chinese chip factories.

The shortage has affected Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co, Subaru Corp, Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and other car makers.

“For Volkswagen, the top priority is to minimise the effects of the semiconductor bottleneck on production,” the Volkswagen spokesman said, adding the company wanted to resolve the problem in close cooperation with its suppliers.

But the spokesman added that this exchange would also include examining claims of damages together with its suppliers.

Among the affected car suppliers are Germany’s Bosch and Continental, which in return are dependent on chip suppliers in Taiwan and other Asian countries.

Volkswagen had communicated to its suppliers shortly after the first lockdown in spring that it was ramping up production to pre-pandemic levels again, industry sources said.

Still, manufacturers of semiconductors shifted production to other industrial sectors with high growth rates such as consumer electronics which left clients in the car industry with less chips than needed, the sources said.

Automobilwoche magazine reported that Volkswagen was in talks with alternative suppliers of semiconductors but there were concerns this could lead to higher prices.

Volkswagen wants to make sure that both Bosch and Continental share the burden and partly compensate the company for the resulting additional costs, the magazine reported.

A Bosch spokeswoman said the company was currently focusing on maintaining supply chains as much as possible.

“We will discuss all further aspects of the shortage of semiconductors directly with our customers and suppliers in due course,” she added.

Continental declined to comment.

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has urged his Taiwanese counterpart Wang Mei-hua to persuade Taiwanese chip manufacturers to help ease the semiconductor shortage in the car industry which is hampering its fledgling economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Altmaier has asked Wang to address the issue in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker and one of Germany’s main suppliers.

To reduce dependency on Asian suppliers and avoid similar problems in the future, Berlin is now planning to increase state support to increase the production capacity of semiconductors in Germany and Europe.



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Maharashtra reports 2,752 new Covid-19 cases, 1,743 recoveries,45 deaths | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Maharashtra’s coronavirus infection count increased by 2,752 fresh cases on Sunday to reach 20,09,106, the state health department said.
As the virus claimed 45 lives during the day, the overall death toll reached 50,785 in the state, it said in a statement.
A total of 1,743 patients were discharged on Sunday following recovery. This took the overall recovery count in Maharashtra to 19,12,264.
Maharashtra is now left with 44,831 active cases, it said. The case recovery rate in the state is 95.18 per cent while the case fatality rare is 2.53 per cent.
With 61,766 new tests, the cumulative number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra has gone up to 1,42,07,595, the department said.
Mumbai city saw 479 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths, taking the overall count of infections to 3,06,050 and the death toll to 11,304, it said.
Mumbai division, which includes the city and satellite towns, reported 920 fresh cases and 12 deaths, taking the total caseload in the region to 6,88,792 and the death toll to 19,487.
Nashik division reported 345 fresh cases, including 105 in Nashikcity, during the day.
Pune division added 622 new infections, including 152 in Pune city and 132 in Pimpri Chinchwad, the department said.
Aurangabad division reported 71 new coronavirus positive cases, Latur division 102, and Akola division 216.
In Nagpurdivision, 425 new coronavirus infections, including 253 in Nagpur city, were detected during the day.
The coronavirus figures in Maharashtra are: Positive cases 20,09,106, deaths 50,785, recoveries 19,12,264, active cases 44,831, total tests 1,42,07,595, tests conducted today 61,766.

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Maharashtra: Thousands of farmers reach Mumbai for January 25 rally | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra reached Mumbai on Sunday evening to participate in a rally at the state capital on Monday against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
Police have stepped up security at Azad Maidan, the rally’s venue in south Mumbai, and personnel of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have also been deployed there. Drones will also be used to keep an eye on the event, a police official said.
The All India Kisan Sabha’s (AIKS) Maharashtra unit in a statement said around 15,000 farmers had set out for the state capital from Nashik on Saturday in several tempos and other vehicles.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and some other prominent leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the state will address the rally on Monday, the release said.
The state Congress unit, which is an ally of the MVA, has already extended its support to the protest.
Farmers from various places had gathered in Nashik and started their journey towards Mumbai on Saturday. Many peasants also joined on the way, the AIKS said.
They halted at Ghatandevi near Igatpuri hill town for overnight stay.
On Sunday morning, a number of farmers marched down the Kasara Ghat to head for Mumbai, while many left in vehicles.
Several women farmers took part in the seven-km long march at Kasara Ghat, which started at 9 am and ended by around 11.30 am. Later, they continued their forward journey in vehicles.
The Kasara Ghat march and the vehicle convoy was led by AIKS national president Ashok Dhawale, state president Kisan Gujar and its state general secretary Ajit Nawale.
On the way, hundreds of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)-affiliated factory workers from Igatpuri and Shahapur tehsils welcomed the farmers by showering flowers. At the Kalyan-Bhiwandi crossroad, the farmers were welcomed and provided food packets.
They entered Mumbai from Mulund check-naka, the entry point to the state capital from neighbouring Thane, and were welcomed at Kannamwar Nagar in Vikhroli by hundreds of workers of the Left parties.
The farmers then proceeded towards the Azad Maidan, where the joint sit-in protest by the Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha (SSKM) began this morning, and will continue till the Republic Day.
“The rally is being held to support and expand the two-month-long farmers’ struggle in Delhi for a repeal of the three farm laws and for a central law to guarantee a remunerative Minimum Support Price (MSP) and procurement all over the country,” the AIKS statement said.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a pro-farmer body, has given a nationwide call for a struggle from January 23 to 26, including rallies to Raj Bhavans (governor houses) in states.
Accordingly, over 100 organisations came together and formed the Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha (SSKM), Maharashtra, in a meeting held in Mumbai on January 12.
On January 25, there will be a public meeting at 11 am, the release said.
Sharad Pawar, who was in Ahmednagar this morning, said he would take part in the rally on Monday.
Besides Pawar, state Congress president and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, and Shiv Sena leader and state tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray will also address the rally, the AIKS statement said.
Later, the protesters will march to the Raj Bhavan and submit a memorandum to Governor B S Koshyari.
The main demands of the protesters include repeal of the three “anti-farmer” laws, and a central law guaranteeing remunerative MSP and procurement, the release said.
The protesters have also decided to hoist the national flag at the Azad Maidan on the occasion of the Republic day on January 26, and take a pledge to make the struggle of peasants and workers successful, it added.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the venue ahead of the rally, a police official said.
Apart from personnel of the Mumbai Police, nine platoons of the SRPF are being deployed at the Azad Maidan, he said, adding that drones will also be used.
Additional police force, including 100 officers and 500 constables, will also be deployed at the venue, he added.
Enacted in September last year, the three laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of MSP and do away with the ‘mandi’ (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at several border points of Delhi, demanding a repeal of the three farm laws.
Multiple rounds of talks between the government and farmer unions have failed to break the impasse so far, while the Supreme Court has appointed a panel for resolution of the issue.

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Timings of 9 special trains from Mumbai Central and Bandra revised | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The timings of 9 special trains originating from Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus to various destinations have been revised, announced Western Railway chief spokesperson Sumit Thakur on Sunday.
Train No. 09037 Bandra Terminus-Barauni Avadh Special Express (previously running up to Gorakhpur) will depart from Bandra Terminus at 10pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and will reach Barauni at 11.10 pm on the third day from January. Similarly, train No. 09039 Bandra Terminus-Barauni Avadh Special Express (previously running up to Muzaffarpur) will depart from Bandra Terminus at 10 pm every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and will reach Barauni at 11.10 pm third day from January 28.
Train No. 02933 Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Karnavati superfast special Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 2.05pm daily and will reach Ahmedabad at 9.05 pm the same day from January 27. Train No. 02955 Mumbai Central-Jaipur Superfast Special Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 7.05 pm daily and will reach Jaipur at 11.50 am next day from January 27.
Train No. 02961 Mumbai Central-Indore Avantika Superfast Special Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 8.55 pm daily and will reach Indore at 9.55 am next day from January 27. Train No. 02901 Bandra Terminus-Udaipur Superfast Special Express will depart from Bandra Terminus at 11.25 pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from January 28 and will reach Udaipur at 2.55 pm next day. Train No. 09021 Bandra Terminus-Lucknow Superfast Special Express will depart from Bandra Terminus at 12.15 am every Saturday and will reach Lucknow at 2.20 pm the next day from January 30.
Similarly, Train No. 09075 Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Superfast Special Express will depart from Bandra Terminus at 5.10 am every Thursday and will reach Ramnagar at 8.30 am next day from January 28. Train No. 09041 Bandra Terminus-Ghazipur City Superfast Special Express will depart from Bandra Terminus at 11.25 pm every Friday and Sunday and will reach Ghazipur City at 8.20 am on the third day from January 29.

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308 Pakistan-based Twitter handles trying to disrupt farmers’ R-Day rally: Delhi Police | India News

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Sunday said that over 300 Twitter handles have been generated in Pakistan to create disturbance during the farmers‘ tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day.
“Through intelligence and various other agencies, we have continuously been getting inputs regarding threat to create disturbance during the tractor rally. 308 Twitter handles have been generated from Pakistan between January 13 and 18 to create confusion,” said Dependra Pathak, Special CP (Intelligence), Delhi Police.
Pathak said that in view of the threat, adequate security arrangements will be provided during the tractor rally after the Republic Day parade concludes.
“It will be a challenging task for us but the rally will be conducted amid tight security after the Republic Day parade is over,” Pathak said at a press conference.
Detailing the plan, Pathak said that the rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points.
“From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway and then return to Singhu. From Tikri border, it will go to Nagloi and pass through Najafgarh and Western Peripheral Expressway. From Ghazipur border, the rally will go to 56-foot road and return to its originating point passing through Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway,” he said.
On Saturday, the farmer unions were given permission to take out a tractor march on January 26 as a mark of protest against the Centre’s three agriculture laws.
Enacted in September last year, the three farm laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of minimum support price and do away with the ‘mandi’ (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
(With inputs from agencies)

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US Police Weigh Officer Discipline After Rally, Capitol Riot

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested.

But for five Seattle officers the outcome is less clear. Their identities still secret, two are on leave and three continue to work while a police watchdog investigates whether their actions in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6 crossed the line from protected political speech to lawbreaking.

The contrasting cases highlight the dilemma faced by police departments nationwide as they review the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington the day of the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump. Officials and experts agree that officers who were involved in the melee should be fired and charged for their role.

But what about those officers who attended only the Trump rally before the riot? How does a department balance an officer’s free speech rights with the blow to public trust that comes from the attendance of law enforcement at an event with far-right militants and white nationalists who went on to assault the seat of American democracy?

An Associated Press survey of law enforcement agencies nationwide found that at least 31 officers in 12 states are being scrutinized by their supervisors for their behavior in the District of Columbia or face criminal charges for participating in the riot. Officials are looking into whether the officers violated any laws or policies or participated in the violence while in Washington. A Capitol Police officer died after he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher as rioters descended on the building and many other officers were injured. A woman was shot to death by Capitol Police and three other people died after medical emergencies during the chaos.

Most of the officers have not been publicly identified; only a few have been charged. Some were identified by online sleuths. Others were reported by their colleagues or turned themselves in.

They come from some of the countrys largest cities three Los Angeles officers and a sheriffs deputy, for instance as well as state agencies and a Pennsylvania police department with nine officers. Among them are an Oklahoma sheriff and New Hampshire police chief who have acknowledged being at the rally, but denied entering the Capitol or breaking the law.

If they were off-duty, its totally free speech, said Will Aitchison, a lawyer in Portland, Oregon, who represents law enforcement officers. People have the right to express their political views regardless of whos standing next to them. You just dont get guilt by association.

But Ayesha Bell Hardaway, a professor at Case Western Reserve University law school, said an officers presence at the rally creates a credibility issue as law enforcement agencies work to repair community trust, especially after last summer’s of protests against police brutality sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

Communities will question the integrity of officers who attended the rally along with individuals who proudly profess racist and divisive viewpoints, she said. It calls into question whether those officers are interested in engaging in policing in a way that builds trust and legitimacy in all communities, including communities of color.

In Rocky Mount, a Virginia town of about 1,000, Sgt. Thomas Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker were suspended without pay and face criminal charges after posting a photo of themselves inside the Capitol during the riot. According to court records, Robertson wrote on social media that the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem The right IN ONE DAY took the f(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk) U.S. Capitol. Keep poking us.

Attempts to contact the pair were unsuccessful and court records do not list lawyers. Leaders in Rocky Mount declined to be interviewed. In a statement, they said the events at the Capitol were tragic.

We stand with and add our support to those who have denounced the violence and illegal activity that took place that day, said Police Chief Ken Criner, Capt. Mark Lovern and Town Manager James Ervin. Our town and our police department absolutely does not condone illegal or unethical behavior by anyone, including our officers and staff.

On the other side of the county, five Seattle officers are under investigation by the citys Office of Police Accountability. Two officers posted photos of themselves on social media while in the district and officials are investigating to determine where they were and what they were doing. Three others told supervisors that they went to Washington for the events and are being investigated for what they did while there.

Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz said his department supports officers freedom of speech and that those who were in the nation’s capital will be fired if they were directly involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

But police leaders need to evaluate more than just clear criminal behavior, according to Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, a policing research and policy group. They must also consider how their actions affect the department credibility, he said.

Officers’ First Amendment rights dont extend to expressing words that may be violent or maybe express some prejudice, Wexler said, because thats going to reflect on what they do when theyre working, when theyre testifying in court.

Through the summer and fall, Seattle police along with officers elsewhere came under criticism for their handling of mass protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd. The city received more than 19,000 complaints against officers, most for excessive use of force and improper use of pepper spray.

Andrew Myerberg, director of the Seattle Office of Police Accountability, said none of the officers now under investigation were involved in those cases.

But Sakara Remmu, cofounder of Black Lives Matter Seattle/King County, said the officers should be fired regardless. Their public declarations of solidarity with Trump fosters not just community distrust, but terror of the entire department, she said.

It absolutely does matter when the decorum of racial peace cracks and racial hatred comes through, because we already have a documented history and legacy of what that means in this country, Remmu said.

In Houston, the police chief decried an officer who resigned and was later charged in the riot. A lawyer for Officer Tam Pham said the 18-year veteran of the force “very much regrets being at the rally and was deeply remorseful.

But many chiefs have said their officers committed no crimes.

The Arkansas State Police respects the rights and freedom of an employee to use their leave time as the employee may choose, department spokesman Bill Sadler said of two officers who attended the Trump rally.

Malik Aziz, the former chair and executive director of the National Black Police Association, compared condemning all officers who were in Washington to tarring all the protesters who took to streets after the killing of George Floyd with the violent and destructive acts of some.

A major with the Dallas Police Department, Aziz said police acting privately have the same rights as other Americans, but that knowingly going to a bigoted event should be disqualifying for an officer.

Theres no place in law enforcement for that individual, Aziz said.

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