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CNN’s Van Jones reportedly helped craft Trump’s police reform



CNN's Van Jones reportedly helped craft Trump's police reform

CNN political commentator Van Jones, who praised President Trump for his executive order recently about police reform, actually attended a secret White House meeting to draft the new move, according to a report.

Jones, 51, who organized “The Van Jones Show” on CNN, enthusiastically supported Trump on the network on his orders to create a system to track police violations, banned most chokeholds and incentivized officer training after George Floyd’s assassination in Minneapolis.

He praised the president even when the executive order was slammed as cynical and unproductive by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and described as “delusional” by Color of Change, a racial justice group founded with Jones himself 15 years ago, The Daily Beast reports.

Unbeknownst to viewers, Jones joins his new best friend, Jared Kushner, son-in-law and Trump’s adviser, at the White House to discuss how to structure a police reform framework, according to the outlet.

Helping Jones, law enforcement officials and White House staff make a measure is Jessica Jackson, a California human rights lawyer who runs # cut50, a prison reform group also founded by Jones, according to the report.

“The executive order is a good thing, especially because you see support from law enforcement there … There is a move towards the database for bad police,” Jones told CNN’s “Inside Politics.”

“We have never had a federal database for bad police, which is why all of these police go everywhere doing bad things … Chokehold, which is the common ground now between Nancy Pelosi and Trump. Good stuff there,” he added, according to the outlet.

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He later told host Anderson Cooper that the executive order “pushed in the right direction.”

“What you get today, I think, is a sign that we won,” he added without revealing his role behind the scenes. “Donald Trump has put himself in the record saying that we need to reform the police department … We won! Donald Trump has no plans a month ago to resolve this issue at all. The fact that we are now on a course to move forward, I think , is good. “

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the Rose Garden ceremony in which Trump signed a “photo op size” and executive orders “very short of what was needed.”

Reverend Al Sharpton, a longtime ally of Jones, declared the order “toothless and meaningless.”

“I don’t think the executive order is worth the paper he wrote,” Sharpton told The Daily Beast.

“Van’s experiment with Trump is a case of him having more trust than I have, but I will not attack him for doing it … I think he intends well, but I think he really underestimates the type of man he faces,” activist said it to the outlet.

“I just don’t agree that the people who deal with him have sincere bones in their bodies. But I can’t blame him for trying,” Sharpton added.

Actor Jeffrey Wright said in a tweet: “Smells like Van Jones helped Kushner make this executive order, so he complimented it. “You can’t brush up on this filth,” he said of Trump’s mischief, but here he was with a black & rag boot. “

Stephen A. Crockett Jr., a columnist for The Root and Jones detractor, writes that “Jones’s work seems to make Republican policy suitable for blacks. So hope he calls this new proposal progress.”

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In a note of sarcasm in quoting Malcom X, Crockett added: “Hey, the knife changed from 9 inches on your back to only 6 inches on your back,” (Van Jones voice). “

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, did not respond to requests for comment by The Daily Beast.

Jones refused to talk to the outlet, who was told by a member of his public relations staff that “because of his contractual obligations with CNN / Turner, he is limited to what the press can do outside their network.”

The network will also not comment on why it does not reveal that Jones is working behind the scenes to form Trump’s executive order.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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