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AOC under fire after heated clash with Hunter Biden’s former business associate

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., grilled Hunter Biden ex-associate Tony Bobulinski about “exactly” what crimes President Biden is guilty of committing in a heated exchange at an impeachment hearing on Wednesday.

“Is it your testimony today that you personally witnessed President Joe Biden commit a crime?” AOC asked while staring down Bobulinski. 

However, before Bobulinski could even answer, he was cut off by the animated progressive representative, repeating the same question to him. 

“How much time do I have to go through it?” Bobulinski shot back, listing off a number of crimes and alleging the president committed a RICO violation and was involved in financial corruption regarding his business dealings with his son Hunter.

RICO refers to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which targets dishonest business activities such as money laundering as well as organized crime.

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“What is the crime sir, specifically,” AOC demanded. 

“You asked me to answer the question. I answered the question. RICO, you’re obviously not familiar with. Corruption statutes. FARA,” Bobulinski replied.

“Excuse me, sir. Excuse me, sir. RICO is not a crime. It is a category,” AOC defiantly exclaimed.

“It’s a category of crimes that you are then charged under,” Bobulinski said before AOC began talking over him.

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“It’s funny, in this committee room — everyone’s not here — there are over 18 lawyers that went to law school. I’ll leave it up to you guys to define the statute,” Bobulinski fired back before being cut off again.

AOC continued to talk over Bobulinski, exclaiming “I reclaim my time!”

She then went on to scold Republicans over the impeachment inquiry, accusing them of spending 15 months “lost in the desert” without proof that President Biden committed “a high crime or misdemeanor.”

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AOC’s claim that RICO is not a crime quickly became a hot topic on social media, with Republicans needling the congresswoman for her comment. 

“And, of course… AOC’s favorite network has her back after she completely and totally embarrassed herself by arguing that RICO is not a crime,” Fox News contributor Joe Concha wrote on X.

“AOC broken in Hunter Biden hearing. So broken in fact, she claims RICO isn’t a crime. Well… empty the jails! Oh and for the record, all the defendants in the Georgia case brought by Fani Willis falls under RICO. Ooops,” Rep. Wesley Hunt, R-Texas, wrote on X.

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Former President Donald Trump currently faces a RICO case in Georgia over the 2020 election. 

The Republican-led House Oversight Committee took to X to disprove AOC’s claim, writing, “(HINT: RICO is a federal law codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-68).”

Bobulinski has criticized the president’s son for “running away” from the American people after he declined to appear for the congressional hearing.

Bobulinski has also previously testified that President Biden “enabled” Hunter Biden to sell access to America’s “most dangerous adversaries,” including China and Russia. 

In his statement, Hunter Biden’s former business partner called for “truth and transparency” to prevail.

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“Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, along with countless members of Congress, keep claiming that they are ‘fighting for our Democracy.’ Why don’t we as a nation agree to fight for the truth!” Bobulinski said. “Nearly three-quarters of the American people believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and I can’t blame them. Truth and transparency would help expose the rot at the center of our political system and begin to fix what ails us.”

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President Biden has continued to ask Congress to close the impeachment investigation and denied allegations of any wrongdoing.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman, David Spunt and Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.

Johnny Depp responds to accusations he was verbally abusive to movie co-star

Johnny Depp is speaking out after his “Blow” co-star Lola Glaudini alleged that he was verbally abusive to her on the set of their 2001 crime thriller.

In a recently resurfaced clip from a January episode of the “Powerful Truth Angels” podcast, Glaudini, 52, recalled an incident in which Depp, 60, allegedly berated her in front of the cast and crew for laughing while they were filming a scene. 

Glaudini claimed that Depp launched into an expletive-filled tirade after “Blow” director Ted Demme gave her a cue to “burst out laughing” during one of Depp’s monologues. The actress recalled that she was wearing a bikini and sitting on the floor while in the background of the scene.

“I hear the cue, and I go, ‘Haha!’, and I do a big laugh or whatever,” she said. “Johnny Depp, when they say ‘Cut,’ walks over to me, comes up to me, sticks his finger in my face and I’m in a bikini on the floor like this and he goes, ‘Who the f— do you think you are? Who the f— do you think you are? Shut the f— up! I’m out here, and I’m trying to f—ing say my lines, and you’re f—ing pulling focus, you f—ing idiot.”

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Glaudini claimed that Depp went on to say, “Oh, now, oh now it’s not so funny? Now you can shut up? Now you can f—ing shut the f— up? The quiet that you are right now, that’s how you f—ing stay.’”

In a statement to Fox News Digital on Wednesday, a rep for Depp said, “Johnny always prioritizes good working relationships with cast and crew and this recounting differs greatly from the recollection of other members on set at the time.”

During her podcast appearance, Glaudini claimed that the incident happened on the first day on set. “I had never met him before,” she said of Depp. “It was my first studio movie, I had just done indies until then. And the star who I have idolized, who I am so excited to work with, reamed me in my face. The only thing going through my head was, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry.'”

In a quote shared with Fox News Digital, Samuel Sarkar, a sound technician on “Blow,” commented on Glaudini’s account of the alleged incident.

“I worked on that movie in the sound department. As a sound person, you’re constantly listening to what is going on on set, listening for noises, listening for chatter,” Sarkar said. 

He continued, “In fact, specifically, I would listen to Johnny’s audio to check for interference, both during rehearsals and during the take. I never heard anything like that – and that would have been a remarkable event.”

Sarkar previously worked in the sound department on Depp’s movies “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998) and “Chocolat” (2000). He served as a producer on the films “Mortdecai” (2015) and “Minamata” (2020), which Depp starred in and produced.

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While appearing on the podcast, Glaudini claimed that Demme, who died of a heart attack at age 38 in 2002, did not clarify that he had instructed her to laugh during Depp’s monologue.

“Ted Demme, R.I.P., did not come over and say anything,” she said. “He did not say, ‘Hey, Johnny. Listen, you know what? Actually, I gave her that direction.’”

Glaudini said they resumed filming the scene for the next five or six hours. “And I don’t know anyone,” she added. “When we wrapped, the costume person came over with a warming coat because we’re going out and stuff, and I was like a pariah. Like, no one wanted to f—ing talk to me because, like, I’m the b—- who he railed at.”

“The Sopranos” alum recalled that she returned to her trailer and called her father to tell him about the alleged incident.

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“My dad was like you have two choices right now. He’s bonded on the film. You are not. You are easily replaceable. And you have two choices. You can either say, ‘F— this, f— you, and I’m not going to be spoken to like that,’ and you’ll walk away. Or you never let him see you sweat. And either one are 100% respectable. What do you want to do?”

Glaudini said she was determined to stay on the movie. After the phone call, she recalled leaving her trailer and encountering Depp, who called her over. According to Glaudini, Depp offered her a “non-apology apology.”

“He said, ‘You know, so earlier I was really in my head and staying in my character, I’m doing this Boston accent, and it’s really f—— with me. So I’m a little tense and stuff. So I just wanted to make sure we’re cool and everything?’”

“And I looked at him and I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. Of course,'” Glaudini said. “‘Totally cool.'”

She continued, “Because I was just like, my dad said, ‘Don’t let him see you sweat.’ And so that was that.”

Earlier in the podcast, Glaudini said she had never publicly shared the story of the alleged incident until now.

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She later noted that she continued filming “Blow” for the next six weeks in Acapulco, Mexico. In the movie, Depp played the lead role of American cocaine kingpin George Jung while Glaudini portrayed a supporting character named Rada.

Representatives for Glaudini did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on the statement made by Depp’s rep and Sarkar’s remarks. 

Judge makes stunning ruling after dad confesses to killing his 3 young sons

The statement from an Ohio man, who confessed to police that he killed his family, can no longer be used in court following a judge’s ruling that his constitutional rights were violated.  

Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Richard Ferenc wrote in a ruling that authorities failed to appropriately notify Chad Doerman, 33, of his Miranda rights, including his right against self-incrimination and his right to an attorney, before investigators interrogated him.

The ruling comes as Doerman stands trial for the alleged murder of his three three sons: 7-year-old Clayton, 4-year-old Hunter and 3-year-old Chase.

Doerman was arrested on June 15 after police said he used a rifle to kill all three sons, allegedly shooting one in his bedroom, then chasing the other two throughout the home and yard, before shooting them each several times. His wife and daughter, who later flagged down a neighbor for help, both told authorities they witnessed the shootings.

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In Ferenc’s ruling, which was made public last week, he said Doerman’s Miranda rights “were violated” because detectives “failed to properly and fully advise Doerman of them prior to initiating the Custodial Interrogation and all statements obtained from Doerman during the Custodial Interrogation shall be suppressed and the State shall not adduce any of these statements in their case-in-chief,” WLWT reported.

The judge continued: “The Defendant’s Miranda rights were violated when the Custodial Interrogation continued after the Defendant had unequivocally and unambiguously invoked his right to counsel.”

Ferenc ruled all statements obtained from the interrogation are to be barred from the case.

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In June, Doerman was arrested after police responded to the home in Monroe Township and found him sitting outside with a rifle. According to court documents, Doerman was watching the mother, who was shot in the hand during the frantic situation, attempting life-saving aid to one of the boys in the yard.

During the arrest, Doerman repeatedly confessed to fatally shooting the boys, court documents show.

“The defendant made multiple statements to law enforcement, such as ‘I did it. Take me to jail.’, ‘I shouldn’t have done that. I shouldn’t have shot [redacted] and them.’ The defendant also gave a statement during an audio and video recorded interview, during which he admitted to having been thinking about shooting his sons since October,” the documents said, WCPO reported.

When officers responded to the scene, body cam footage caught the boys’ mother saying: “They’re dead, aren’t they? He took my life from me. He shot them all.”

Doerman was subsequently charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and felonious assault.

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Doerman first appeared in court on June 16, one day after the murders. During the hearing, David Gast, assistant Clermont County prosecutor, told the judge that the alleged crimes were “the most serious offense that we have on the books.”

“This is it. You can’t commit a more serious offense,” Gast added, per WCPO.

Doerman later pleaded not guilty to the murders on June 23 and the judge ordered he be held in the Clermont County jail on a $20 million cash bond.

His trial is expected to begin in July.

Shakira gets deep about the future of her love life after messy split from ex

Shakira is unsure what her future love life holds two years after her split from her longtime partner, Gerard Piqué.

In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1, the singer explained that following the end of her 12-year relationship, she is prioritizing “friendship” going forward.

“I think friendship lasts longer than love,” Shakira said. “Though I still think experiencing love, fully experiencing it with all its peaks and valleys, it’s so essential to the human life.”

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The 47-year-old continued, “I love love, but I think I even love friendship a little bit more. Because I thought love would be there forever for me. And that’s one of my, you know, broken dreams. Perhaps I will. I don’t know if I’ll like find that again. Probably not. Well, I don’t know. But friendship, I have.”

Shakira explained that she has not always valued friendship in the past, and she put being in a relationship first.

“I wasn’t one of those people who valued friendship as much. I’ve always valued family and having a partner in a couple. I’ve always been in a couple,” she explained. 

“But then when that wasn’t there, and when I lost my boys and when I had to face the darkest and the hardest moments of my life, friends were there and they kept me together,” Shakira continued. “Those who did really showed me the true, the true meaning of life. I might not grow old with a partner, but I will grow old surrounded by good friends.”

Piqué, a professional soccer player, and Shakira share two sons, Milan, 11, and Sasha, 9.

As the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer navigates being a single mom, she has opted to be transparent with her young sons about the emotions that come with it.

“Society teaches us to conceal our feelings in front of our kids. But I think that’s a mistake, because they know better and they perceive things in many different ways. And they can tell when an adult is lying to them,” she explained. “They want the truth because if you don’t give them the truth, then they make up their own version of the truth and their interpretations of reality could be completely wrong and messed up and then it’s when things get really complicated for them.” 

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Shakira continued, “But if you’re brave enough to talk about things, talking about it with them to understand how they’re perceiving reality as well and open up a conversation, open up a dialogue where they can also give their opinions. And embrace their own vulnerability as well.”

During another recent interview, Shakira reflected on how she gave up professional opportunities to spend time with Piqué while he was playing for FC Barcelona.

“For a long time, I put my career on hold, to be next to Gerard, so he could play football,” Shakira told The Sunday Times. “There was a lot of sacrifice for love.”

On March 22, the “Whenever, Wherever” hitmaker will debut her first new album in seven years, “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran (Women Don’t Cry Anymore).” Since her separation from Piqué, she released a handful of new tracks, but her last full-length studio album, “El Dorado,” arrived in 2017.

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Shakira told The Sunday Times she spent most of the past seven years between her two albums raising her children in Barcelona. After splitting with Piqué, she moved to Miami with Milan and Sasha. 

The three-time Grammy Award winner and the professional soccer player met when he made a brief cameo in her music video for “Waka Waka,” the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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After sparking dating rumors, the two went public with their romance in 2011. 

Controversial tackle at center of NFL injuries may be banned, drawing player reactions

The NFLPA is once again opposing the Competition Committee after an official proposal to vote on prohibiting “swivel hip-drop” tackles was sent to all 32 NFL teams to vote on next week at the annual spring meetings in Orlando, Florida.

The controversial tackle, where a defender wraps the ball carrier with their hands or arms, and then drops their hips, causing the other player’s legs and feet to get trapped, has been a hot topic around the league. 

The tackle has caused injuries to numerous players, and commissioner Roger Goodell has led the way for the rule to be voted on. 

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“The players oppose any attempt by the NFL to implement a rule prohibiting a ‘swivel hip-drop’ tackle,” the statement read. “While the NFLPA remains committed to improvements to our game with health and safety in mind, we cannot support a rule change that cause confusion for us as players, for coaches, for officials and especially, for fans. We call on the NFL, again, to reconsider implementing this rule.”

One of the main examples being used for the hip-drop is former San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward’s tackle during the 2022 postseason against then-Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard. Ward’s tackle forced Pollard to suffer an ankle injury that eventually needed surgery to repair. 

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Since then, the NFL has found 105 hip-drop tackles in 20,000 tackles reviewed since 2022, per Pro Football Talk. They have also found the tackle increases the risk of injury 25 times the standard tackle injury rate. 

How exactly an official can tell if a hip-drop happened in real time is the biggest question, though, one NFL executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, admitted it would be a challenge. 

While some instances are easy to see at the moment, there are other hip-drop tackles that could come in scrums or be disguised as a regular tackle. For players, safety and proper technique is always the thought process. 

However, players would argue they cannot be thinking about the perfect way to tackle someone when they are trying to help their team win games. 

The controversial topic will be up to the NFL teams now, as at least 24 need to vote in favor of the rule being enforced next season. 

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If so, a 15-yard penalty will be called on the field.

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Beyoncé says not feeling ‘welcomed’ in country music pushed her to enter genre

Ahead of her highly anticipated country album, pop star Beyoncé Knowles-Carter hinted she “did not feel welcomed” in the genre years ago.

In an Instagram post on Monday counting down ten days until the release of “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” Beyoncé released a preview image along with a lengthy background on the album.

“This album has been over five years in the making. It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t. But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history,” she wrote.

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The post continued, “The criticisms I faced when I first entered this genre forced me to propel past the limitations that were put on me. act ii is a result of challenging myself, and taking my time to bend and blend genres together to create this body of work.”

Despite once feeling unwelcome, Beyoncé said she felt “honored” to be the first Black woman to have a number one single on the Hot Country Songs chart.

“My hope is that years from now, the mention of an artist’s race, as it relates to releasing genres of music, will be irrelevant,” she wrote.

Fox News Digital reached out to Beyoncé’s publicist for a comment.

Though one of Beyoncé’s first singles off the album “Texas Hold Em” quickly hit number one on the country charts, various media outlets questioned whether she could overcome “the exclusion of Black musicians from the genre” to succeed in country music.

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“It is time for the institutional oppressive regimes of country music to be removed, and for those who have continued to carry on the legacy of country’s music heart and soul to be seated at the table,” a Time magazine article read in February.

Freelance writer and music commentator Kyle “Trigger” Coroneos called out this media response, pointing out that by insisting on country music’s “racism,” it ignores Black artists’ contributions to the genre.

“The sad irony of these accusations is they are actually the vehicle that is erasing the Black legacy in country music in real time. You cannot find a single history book or documentary on country music that doesn’t cite country music’s Black influences, from the African origination of the banjo, to Rufus ‘Tee-Tot’ Payne teaching Hank Williams guitar, to Charley Pride earning 30 No. 1 singles, and becoming the first male country performer to earn back to back CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards,” Coroneos told Fox News Digital.

Beyoncé surprised the world after the Super Bowl by dropping the new singles “Texas Hold Em” and “16 Carriages” to preview her upcoming album set to debut March 29. 

Beyoncé previously dabbled in the genre back in 2016 with the song “Daddy Lessons.” She also performed the song at the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards with the Dixie Chicks.

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Chuck Schumer taught Democrats and Biden a powerful lesson

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., set off a firestorm of his own making last week as he decided to intervene in Israeli politics by telling Israel to abandon its leader right in the middle of sensitive negotiations with Hamas. 

I don’t think Schumer will do that again. He heard from pretty much the world and it’s clear that Schumer is out of touch with Israel or he would have known that telling Israelis what to do is likely to produce the opposite result.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired right back, calling it inappropriate to tell an ally and a democracy when they should hold elections and who they should vote for, especially during a war. Israel is the only democracy within the region which otherwise features everything from monarchies, theocracies, Putin puppets, and terrorist regimes. In fact, 72% in the February Economist/YouGov poll see Israel as an ally and friend, while most Americans (57%) see “Palestine” as an enemy and unfriendly. 

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Are Schumer and Biden genuinely motivated by the conditions in war-torn Gaza or by the politics of Michigan? There are two million people in Gaza dislocated by the heinous attacks of October 7th and the resulting war to eliminate Hamas. There are 11 million people in Haiti now suddenly thrown into riotous gang rule – yet not much of a word about them nor boatloads of aid going to them. The answer is obvious – politics.

Schumer appeared to be looking to throw a bone to the left wing of the party that, for reasons of intersectional identity, now supports a movement that subjugates women and allows honor killings of gays and lesbians.

By about 82 to 18 Americans support Israel over Hamas in this conflict and nearly two-thirds believe that any ceasefire should occur only after Hamas releases the hostages, according to the latest Harvard CAPS Harris poll.  Other polls tend to incorrectly frame the conflict as between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples and even framed in this odd way, Americans support Israelis generally by about 3 to 1. 

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Of course, Americans support the well-being of the Palestinian people and support aid to those in Gaza. But no one would have framed World War II as whether you supported the British people or the German people. It was about Hitler – and this conflict is about Hamas, a terrorist group that captured, and is still holding, American citizens among its hostages today. 

The administration agrees Hamas is an evil group but seems to have somehow bought into the idea that Netanyahu is at fault, as though any other country would do something different after an event on the scale of Pearl Harbor, which killed 68 civilians, or 9/11, which killed 3,000 civilians in a country of over 300 million.

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The danger in the politics of what Schumer and Biden are doing is that it emboldens Hamas and actually complicates arriving at any kind of peace. If Biden had remained steadfast in his support for Israel and put the blame on Hamas for creating a tunnel city intertwined with civilian life instead of singling out Netanyahu, Hamas would be fearing extinction and would be much more likely to send out the hostages. By blasting the Israeli prime minister for policies supported by the vast majority of Israelis, he is instead signaling to Hamas to hold out and not to worry. Help is on the way. Whether they intended to or not, that is the result of what they have done.

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And they are not really helping themselves politically either. The truth is that the electorate is about 2% Jewish and less than 2% Muslim and when asked to name the most important issue, 2% named the Israel-Hamas policy. 

In Michigan, 100,000 votes for uncommitted is a small fraction of the 10 million people there and just how likely are they to help elect Donald Trump? And the more Biden has waffled on Israel, the lower his Israel approval ratings have sunk.

There is no genocide, no apartheid or anything like it. Jews are a diverse people and of the 9 million Israelis, 20% are Arab and 5% other minorities. In fact, The Economist/You Gov polls show that 58% believe it is Hamas that is committing genocide against the Jews and not Israel.

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Schumer put his foot in his mouth in so many ways in attacking Netanyahu. He should stick to commenting on American politics, which is not in great shape right now. And the pressure should be one hundred percent on the leadership of Hamas, which killed Americans and is holding American hostages, to release them now or face extinction. 

Playing domestic politics with the issue will only backfire. 

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Homeless sex offender returns to playground after terrorizing locals with free fentanyl sign

A homeless sex offender and drug user, Joseph Adam Moore, returned to a local playground in San Francisco after causing outrage last year for offering free fentanyl to locals. 

“After his December conviction for creating a public nuisance, Moore said he spent time in jail and was released in early March,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday. 

But after he was convicted of a “public nuisance charge” last year, per the outlet, Moore returned to Argonne Playground “about 25 yards away from a swing set where a group of toddlers played with their caretakers.”

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“I am here because I was pushed here,” Moore said, telling the Chronicle that he could not stay in Santa Cruz because of his status as a convicted sex offender, per “Santa Cruz County court records showing he was convicted of lewd acts with a minor under 14 in 1997.”

“Spokespersons at the district attorney’s office could not immediately confirm the length of his sentence,” the paper reported.

“We are in close contact with Capt. (Chris) Canning who is monitoring the situation,” an aide of Supervisor Connie Chan told the Chronicle. 

Two city park rangers approached Moore but said that he “did not appear to be bothering anyone or violating any park rules,” according to the outlet. 

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Moore also sparked outrage last year after he displayed a sign advertising free fentanyl for locals. 

“Free fentanyl 4 new users,” one sign reads in a picture taken by the San Francisco Chronicle. “Meth for stolen items!” the other sign reads.

“It’s not a joke,” Moore told the Chronicle at the time.

“It’s horrible,” parent Nathaniel Weiner told the Chronicle of the signs advertising fentanyl. 

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The San Francisco Police Department, Supervisor Chan, who represents constituents in the Richmond District, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital

Mayor silent as anti-DEI bill signed after saying he’d advise Black athletes to go elsewhere

An Alabama mayor who said he would tell Black athletes and parents to seek other colleges and universities outside of the state if lawmakers passed an anti-DEI was silent as officials did just that.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment from Fox News Digital on Wednesday as Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation that banned diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public schools, universities and state agencies.

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“To the parents of minority athletes who are helping their children decide if they want to play sports at those institutions: Would you be cool with your child playing at schools where diversity among staff is actively being discouraged?” he wrote on X on Feb. 21.

“Although I’m the biggest Bama fan, I have no problem organizing Black parents and athletes to attend other institutions outside of the state where diversity and inclusion are prioritized.”

Woodfin did not respond to Fox News Digital’s questions on whether he stands by his remarks on X.

The legislation limits teaching “divisive concepts” about race and gender at public colleges and universities and requires transgender students to use the bathroom that aligns with their biological sex.

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The measure defines “divisive concepts” as casting “fault, blame or bias” to any race, religion, gender or nationality.

Concepts including teachings that a person is “inherently responsible for actions committed in the past” or that a person should “accept, acknowledge, affirm or assent to a sense of guilt, complicity or a need to apologize” based on their race, religion, gender or background are also considered divisive under the legislation.

DEI programs and discussions are still allowed on campuses as long as they do not use state funds.

“My administration has and will continue to value Alabama’s rich diversity, however, I refuse to allow a few bad actors on college campuses – or wherever else for that matter – to go under the acronym of DEI, using taxpayer funds, to push their liberal political movement counter to what the majority of Alabamians believe,” Ivey said in a statement.

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The law will go into effect on Oct. 1.

Fox News’ Landon Mion and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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