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A cleanup organizer described the third world conditions that exist at the Haitian immigrant encampment under the Del Rio international bridge.

John Rourke, who organizes cleanups around the world, appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show on Wednesday.

Rourke said he was disturbed by the unsanitary conditions where thousands of Haitians live in squalor under the bridge.

He said his organization picked up thousands of pounds of garbage from under the bridge.

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Rourke described Haitians using sticks and branches to build makeshift lean-to shelters under trees near the bridge. The migrants were forced to move because the mounds of smelly garbage attracted flies, coyotes, roaches, and red ants.

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"Let me tell you what I saw," Rourke told Tucker.

"I saw people washing babies in the Rio Grande.

"I saw ladies breastfeeding babies, sleeping in dirt, 107 degrees outside, red ants everywhere, real coyotes - the ones that have four legs walking around.

"People are literally knocking down trees and setting up lean-tos and teepees and sleeping under those."

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Over 15,000 Haitians made the perilous journey from South America and Mexico after messages on What's app told them U.S. Pres. Joe Biden would treat them kindly and give them jobs.

On the last leg of the trip - crossing the Rio Grande in knee-deep water - they were met by Border Patrol agents who herded them back into the murky water.

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Viral photos and videos of Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing frightened Haitian people sparked outrage around the world.

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After nearly a week of silence on the issue, Congresswoman Maxine Waters stepped in front of cameras on Wednesday to rail against the Biden administration.

Using strong language, Waters said "I'm pissed!". She called out the Biden administration for "taking us back to slavery days."

"I'm unhappy, and I'm not just unhappy with the cowboys who were running down Haitians and using their reins to whip them -- I'm [unhappy] with the [Biden] administration.

"We are following the Trump policy. He is the one that does not follow the Constitution and would not allow those seeking refuge to be able to petition to get into the country.

What the HELL are we doing here?"

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Waters addressed Pres. Joe Biden directly.

"We're saying to the president and everybody else: you've got to stop this madness!"

She concluded by urging reporters to "write the story" about the horrific treatment of Black people by the current administration.

"Write the story! Tell the story about what is going on and let people know that they're trying to take us back to slavery days!"

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters slammed the Biden administration in a blistering speech about the appalling treatment of Haitian immigrants at the U.S. border.

Waters condemned Border Patrol agents "whipping" Haitian immigrants at the southern border on Saturday, September 18.

The optics of white Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing down frightened Black people sparked outrage around the world.

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After nearly a week of silence on the issue, the congresswoman stepped in front of cameras on Wednesday and railed against the Biden administration.

Using strong language, Waters said "I'm pissed!". She called out the Biden administration for "taking us back to slavery days."

"I'm unhappy, and I'm not just unhappy with the cowboys who were running down Haitians and using their reins to whip them -- I'm [unhappy] with the [Biden] administration.

"We are following the Trump policy. He is the one that does not follow the Constitution and would not allow those seeking refuge to be able to petition to get into the country.

What the HELL are we doing here?"

She continued:

"What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery. Cowboys with their reins... whipping Black people - Haitians - into the water where they're scrambling and falling down.

"All they're trying to do is escape from violence in their country."

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Waters addressed Pres. Joe Biden directly.

"We're saying to the president and everybody else: you've got to stop this madness!"

Waters concluded by urging reporters to "write the story" about the horrific treatment of Black people by the current administration.

"Write the story! Tell the story about what is going on and let people know that they're trying to take us back to slavery days!"

Watch the video below.
 

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The judge presiding over the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minnesota slammed congresswoman Maxine Waters' "abhorrent" behavior in open court on Monday.

Chauvin faces life in prison if found guilty of first degree murder in the death of George Floyd.

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Waters, a Los Angeles congresswoman, traveled to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to "incite violence" if Chauvin is acquitted of murder.

Judge Peter Cahill responded to a defense request for a mistrial over the comments made by Waters.

Chauvin's defense raised concerns with the judge over the impact the congresswoman's inflammatory words may have over the jury.

The judge had strong words for Ms. Waters before denying the defense's request for a mistrial.

The judge said Waters' words may be enough to overturn any guilty verdict on appeal.

"Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned," Cahill said.

Cahill slammed Waters' behavior as "abhorrent" and "disrespectful".

"I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case," said Cahill, "especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function."

He added that "if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful way and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution, to respect the co-equal branch of government."

He continued: "Their failure to do so I think is abhorrent, but I don’t think it's prejudiced us with additional material that would prejudice this jury. They have been told not to watch the news. I trust they are following those instructions and that there is not in any way a prejudice to the defendant beyond the articles that were talking specifically about the facts of this case."

Waters responded to the controversy on Monday morning, telling theGrio.com that the "KKK and other white supremacists" are blowing her words out of proportion.

“Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent ... any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats] backs,” Waters said.

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Maxine Waters is deeply hurt to see young Black men exercising their rights to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice.

The California Democrat who represents the 43rd congressional district disowned young Black men who vote for President Donald Trump.

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Waters, posing here with singer Janelle Monáe in September, is panic-stricken that young Black males are leaving the Democratic Party in droves.

During an appearance on "The Joe Madison Show" on SiriusXM on Friday, Waters said it is "shameful" that more Black men might vote for Trump on Nov. 3.

"It just hurts me so bad to see blacks talking about supporting Trump. I don't know why they would be doing it. I don't know why it is on their minds," she said.

The 82-year-old grandmother said Trump "does not have any appreciation for black people and black women in particular. He has no respect for us. He is not doing anything for us."

She added she will never "forgive" young Black men who vote for Trump this year.

"For those black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump - not only are they terribly mistaken - any of them showing their face, I will never, ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities."

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters took aim at President Donald Trump during an interview with TMZ on Friday. Waters, a Democrat who represents California, accused Trump of "dog whistling" which creates an environment that led to a police officer "enjoying" the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Floyd, 46, died from asphyxiation after a cop kneeled on his neck during an arrest for "forgery" in Minneapolis. Four cops were fired from the force a day later.

The 81-year-old congresswoman wore a face mask while Skyping with the gossip blog from her home.

"I'm reflecting on all the killings of young black men in particular but of course black woman too, at the hands of the police and at the hands of, you know these white supremacists. And I'm thinking about the way that the president conducts himself. In a way he's dog-whistling. And I think that they are feeling that they can get away with this kind of treatment. And I'm just so sorry about the loss of another life."

She added:

"I think that the officer who had his knee on his neck enjoyed doing what he was doing. I believe sometimes some of these offices leave home, thinking I'm going to get me one today. And I think this is his one that he got today. And he didn’t care of whether or not anybody was photographing him. He did what he was doing, and the officers who stood there and watched him are just as guilty as he is. And I’m glad that all of them were fired."

 

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