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BLM co-founder called to ‘end imperialist project’ of Israel

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors called on would-be activists to “step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel” during remarks on a panel at Harvard Law School in 2015.

The remarks by Cullors, who resigned from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Thursday amid criticism over her lavish lifestyle — including the purchase of four high-end homes as revealed by the Post last month — were dredged up by The Post Millennial, which tweeted a clip of them Friday.

In the same clip, Cullors described the Palestinian cause as “our generation’s South Africa” and warned that “we’re doomed” if Israel was not brought to an “end.”

According to Fox News, Cullors was part of a panel organized by Harvard Law’s Human Rights Program. The title of the panel, “Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance,” referenced the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb that launched the Black Lives Matter movement.

Later in the panel, Cullors encouraged her audience to seek out the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and expressed support for Rasmea Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who at the time was engaged in a protracted legal battle to remain in the United States.

Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby tweeted Sunday that Cullors “has the same goal as Hamas, the PLO, and Iran’s ayatollah. Whatever their differences, they are all antisemites [sic] who yearn to drive the Jews into the sea.”

Meanwhile, mothers of black men killed by police have accused Cullors and Black Lives Matter of profiting off the death of their sons.

“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us,” Samaria Rice, whose 12-year-old son Tamir was shot by Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in November 2014, told the Post.

As for Cullors, Rice said: “I don’t believe she’s going anywhere. It’s all a facade. She’s only saying that to get the heat off her right now.”

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Miami Beach building collapse

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More than 80 fire rescue units are responding to a partial building collapse this morning just north of Miami Beach and rescues are underway, officials said.

It was a high-rise condominium building and rescues of trapped residents were underway, reports CBS Miami.

A boy was pulled from the rubble of the collapsed condo building and was placed onto a stretcher, NBC 2 News reports.

According to CBS Miami, a man who was evacuated from a nearby hotel said, “The building – one of these huge buildings – gone! … The building – it’s gone. … The whole building’s gone. … Oh my gosh. This is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

It’s unclear if there are any injuries. Miami Beach police and fire departments are responding to the building in Surfside. 

Multiple police and fire departments from across Miami-Dade County are also assisting.

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Man sentenced to a year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

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Man sentenced to a year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

A Florida man was sentenced to prison last week for buying parts of dead endangered animals.

Steven Phillip Griffin II, 36, was sentenced to a year and day in a federal lockup after pleading guilty in November to receiving and transporting endangered species in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Griffin was busted after he met undercover wildlife agents in Texas in May 2019 to buy two Southern White rhino horns, four elephant ivory tusks, one African lion skull and three leopard skulls for $9,750, investigators said.

In the two years leading up to the meeting, Griffin communicated with an undercover agent to negotiate the deal, according to the plea agreement.

He told the agent he collects dead animal parts, including skulls and full skeletons and even sent pictures of his collection.

After the meeting, authorities operating with a search warrant seized a variety of animal parts, guns and ammunition from Griffin’s Tampa Bay home.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

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Man arrested for taking $1.2M yacht on joyride in upstate NY

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Man arrested for taking $1.2M yacht on joyride in upstate NY

A man was arrested after he stole a $1.2 million yacht and took it for a joy ride from upstate New York to Vermont over one of the Great Lakes, reports said.

And when 56-year-old Robert Morris was busted by police he made the outrageous claim he was only giving it a test drive, according to local reports.

The would-be captain took the 48-foot yacht christened “Volans” from New York’s Rouses Point Marina on Monday morning and was caught after crossing Lake Champlain to a state park off the coast of St. Albans, Vt., WCAX reported.

The boat, a Jeanneau Prestige 500, was located by a US Border Patrol helicopter, NBC 5 reported. Morris was nabbed on Burton Island by the St. Albans Police Department and slapped with multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, the station said.

At a court hearing the day after his arrest, Smith was talkative and said he “was water testing the boat after making mechanical fixes,” WCAX said.

Morris was a wanted fugitive in New Hampshire and had a list of prior arrests, according to WCAX. He had also told cops he was given permission to take the boat and said he was caught bringing the yacht back to its owner, which the owner denies, WCAX said.

The accused, who made an “inappropriate gesture” to the webcam as he left the meeting, will undergo a competency exam, the station reported.

Morris is to be extradited to New York to face additional charges, the report said.

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