US presidential candidate Buttigieg and police racism

This 18 December 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Exclusive: [Democratic party presidential candidate] Pete Buttigieg Donor Blocking Secret Police Tapes

Pete Buttigieg’s political past is still haunting him. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Read TYT Investigates report here.

“Two months ago, Pete Buttigieg cut ties with the Chicago city lawyer who blocked the release of a videotape showing police culpability in the fatal 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Buttigieg returned political donations the lawyer had brought in and his campaign told the New York Times, “Transparency and justice for Laquan McDonald is more important than a campaign contribution.”

But Buttigieg has also taken money from the law firm now fighting the release of secret South Bend police audio tapes, The Young Turks has learned. Unlike the Chicago tapes, these involve Buttigieg himself, and the tapes’ contents could prove politically damaging to him.

For years, speculation about the tapes has focused on whether white police used racist rhetoric, but TYT revealed in September that police allegedly also discussed using Buttigieg’s donors to get him to oust Darryl Boykins, the city’s black police chief.”

IS BUTTIGIEG A CONCERN TROLL? As Pete Buttigieg sees a bump in the early-state polls, the left is calling out the presidential candidate for “concern trolling” — acting like he’s an advocate for progressive causes, but proposing less ambitious programs with rhetoric that undermines his purported goals by suggesting they aren’t really feasible. [HuffPost]

KNIVES OUT FOR ‘WINE CAVE’ PETE Pete Buttigieg was attacked by his presidential primary opponents as an inexperienced politician beholden to wealthy donors during the sixth Democratic debate, after weeks of steadily rising in the polls. The Indiana mayor had not previously faced such direct attacks during a primary debate. [HuffPost]

DAMNING PETE FUNDRAISER EMAILS One of Pete Buttigieg’s top fundraisers reportedly offered at least one wealthy prospective donor the opportunity for increased influence with the Democratic presidential candidate in exchange for large monetary contributions. [HuffPost]

WHITE SUPREMACIST TIES TO POLICE White supremacists and other extremists are expected to further their ideologies by increasing their “affiliation with military and law enforcement entities,” the FBI wrote in a report seen by ABC News. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) accused the FBI of not leveling with the American people “about organized racist infiltration of law enforcement.” [HuffPost]

13 thoughts on “US presidential candidate Buttigieg and police racism

  1. And Bernie Sanders is un-corruptible. He doesn’t beg the wealthy and powerful for money. He owes them NOTHING.

    Joe Biden has had 44 billionaires contribute to his campaign. Pete Buttigieg has 39. We are proud to have ZERO billionaire donors to this campaign.


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