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By Jenny Goldsberry
Black Lives Matter protestors started a fire Wednesday night just outside the Rockhill Police Department building in South Carolina. This was in retaliation for the arrest of a man that police allege was dealing drugs.
A woman on a megaphone was reportedly heard instructing protestors to block the road if firefighters arrived. Later, police cleared a path for firefighters to extinguish the fire.
Rick Price, the man arrested for Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana, was arrested earlier that afternoon according to a police report. Police already had him under surveillance, and pulled him over when he made an illegal turn. Because of his priors, police involved their K-9 unit to sniff out the presence of drugs.
Price’s brother Travis Price was also arrested. He arrived on the scene in an attempt to retrieve his things from the car. Police charged Travis with hindering police. Officers did not deploy weapons or their K-9 unit on either brother.
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Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.
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