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City Council Votes To Remove Trump’s Star From Hollywood Blvd #Trump #California #Hollywood

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed a stunning new resolution this week to strip President Trump of his iconic “Walk of Fame” star; voting to remove the tourist attraction just days after it was destroyed by an ax-yielding activist.

West Hollywood Mayor John Duran confirmed the vote Tuesday, saying the bill was not an attack on “conservatives or Republicans” but was passed because of the Commander-in-Chief’s “anti-minority” positions.

“The West Hollywood City Council did not pass the resolution because Donald Trump is a conservative or a Republican. Earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honor. When one belittles and attacks minorities, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities or women — the honor no longer exists,” Duran said.

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The President was awarded his star on the “Walk of Fame” in 2007 when his hit-show ‘The Apprentice’ was a ratings blockbuster.

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In news of other Trump haters, Micah Rhodes, leader of the anti-Trump “Portland’s Resistance” movement, has returned to jail after being arrested for, allegedly, violating his parole requirement to keep away from minors.

Rhodes headed an anti-Trump protest group before being convicted of three counts of sexual abuse of minors, Oregonlive reports:

“Rhodes was a leader of the protest group Portland’s Resistance, which rose to prominence after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016. The group helped organize day after day of marches and rallies against Trump.”

“Rhodes, 24, was ordered to stay away from anyone under 18 years old after he was convicted this year on three counts of second-degree sexual abuse for having illicit sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl in Washington County and a 17-year-old boy in Multnomah County.”

In separate hearings, Washington County Circuit Judge Janelle Wipper and Multnomah County Circuit Judge Jerry Hodson each shunned state sentencing guidelines that would have landed Rhodes in jail for two to two and a half years. Instead, Rhodes was given five years of conditional probation, which police say he has violated.

The circumstances of Rhodes’ alleged contact with children are unclear. Court papers don’t offer details. But a YouTube video posted by blogger Robert West on June 22 shows a man who appears to be Rhodes at a protest outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Southwest Portland. He is standing on top of a canopy next to the trolley tracks, with dozens of protesters nearby on the ground.

The title of West’s video states that there are children at the protest.

The video appears to be taken after Rhodes was sentenced in May in Washington County but before he was sentenced earlier this month in Multnomah County.

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James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 8th, 2018

 

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