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National Memo editor-in-chief Joe Conason reported today that yet another witness is coming out of the woodwork and saying that Mitt Romney had an illegal, youthful habit of impersonating police officers. But he’s not the only man who enjoys himself in uniform.

Basketball Player Olden Polynice Flashed A Badge During A Traffic Dispute

In 2000, the seven-foot tall center for the Utah Jazz was arrested for flashing an honorary badge he received from the Los Angeles Police Department during a traffic dispute, where he followed a couple back to their house in West Valley, Utah. He claimed that he flashed the badge while identifying himself as a member of the Utah Jazz.

The Idaho Bar “Iron Horse” Was Plagued By A Fake Cop Who Tried To Take A Woman Home

The local news report also gave good advice on how to spot a fraud.

This Guy Tried To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket By Waving Around A Gold Shield

It didn’t work.

A Man in Rochester Used Fake Jargon To Rob Someone At 1:30 In The Morning

The victim was approached by a man — never found by the real police — who yelled, “police, get on the ground!” and then shouted into a radio, “I have the 215 suspect.” He then ran off with a wad of cash.

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Police outside Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, 2022

By Steve Gorman and Moira Warburton

(Reuters) -An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three others at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, before surrendering to authorities, who called it a hate crime and an act of "racially motivated violent extremism."

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The right-wing freakout over peaceful protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices and chalk on the sidewalk in front of Republican senators’ homes, built around the seeming belief that any kind of protest at all is an act of violence, is actually a piece of classic right-wing projection. Conservatives assume that all protests feature intimidation and menace, bellicose threats, and acts of violence, because they themselves know no other way of protesting, as we’ve seen over the past five years and longer—especially on Jan. 6.

So it’s not surprising that the right-wing response to protests over the imminent demise of the Roe v. Wade ruling so far is riddled with white nationalist thugs turning up in the streets, and threats directed at Democratic judges. Ben Makuch at Vice reported this week on how far-right extremists are filling Telegram channels with calls for the assassination of federal judges, accompanied by doxxing information revealing their home addresses.

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