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Rep. Cori Bush says she deserves private security but you need to ‘suck it up’ and defund police

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Rep. Cori Bush, (D-MO) believes her life is more important than most other people. In fact, she stated that she deserves private security because her job is on Capitol Hill requires it. She says whether she spends $200,000 or $10 on private security with your tax dollars it’s just the way it has to be, so for those of you who oppose, “suck it up.”

Moreover, she was insistent that everyday Americans have less to be fearful of than Congressional members, who in her words do so much more important. While she is begging for security, she wants citizens to be comfortable with defunding police departments and coming up with new ways to handle crime.

I guess Bush feels security is essential when she slept outside the Capitol this week. There is no doubt she was concerned about her life, after witnessing what the Democrats have done to Democrat run cities. She was protesting the end of the first eviction moratorium that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Just listen to her rant….

“I have had attempts on my life. I have to much work to do…if I end up spending $200,000 if I spend $10 more dollars on it, you know what I get to be here so suck it up,” Bush said. “And defunding the police has to happen.”

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Boston Celtics Player Legally Changing Name to ‘Enes Kanter Freedom’ to Celebrate U.S. Citizenship

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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen in an incredible way. The 29-year-old athlete from Turkey is having his citizenship oath ceremony Monday, and will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.

Kanter is an outspoken human rights advocate who had his Turkish passport revoked in 2017 after he criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mediaite reports “he has also criticized NBA stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James for not doing enough to help the Black community and not speaking out against exploitative labor practices in China respectively.”

Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told the Boston Globe the team is “all for” the player’s name change. Kanter’s manager says the player will complete his legal name change to have Kanter become his middle name and Freedom be his new last name at Monday’s ceremony.

“We congratulated him as a group for getting his American citizenship last week,” Udoka said. “That’s who Enes is, we’re proud of him. Enes is who he is. He’s passionate about his stances and the name change; you look at [Ron] Artest [who changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak] and guys that have done it in the past. It’s something he wants to express and we’re all for it.”

Kanter has already changed his official Twitter account to Enes Kanter FREEDOM with his new last name in all caps. Freedom made waves when he tweeted the following on November 18: Money over Morals for the ‘King’. Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up & dribble’ when Big Boss [inserted Chinese flag] says so. Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”

The tweet included photos of basketball shoes he wore painted with human rights depictions and phrases such as “hey still researching and getting educated?” as well as “I am informed and educated on the situation.”

The statement is with regard to his criticism of LeBron James’ partnership with Nike. “Nike remains one of the NBA’s biggest sponsors as both organizations feed off their partnerships with China” reports Mediaite. Kanter Freedom also made an offer to take Michael Jordan and Nike co-founder Phil Knight to China in order for the men to “visit these slave labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”

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