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    It’s not unusual for the NBA on TNT to swerve into the realm of politics, and Thursday night’s show was no exception. As the crew reacted to the decision of a Kentucky Grand Jury to not vote murder charges against the three police officers involved in the March 13 shooting death of Breonna Taylor, Charles Barkley asked if “black people” were supposed to call “Ghost Busters” for help if the police are defunded. WATCH: Charles Barkley on defunding the police "Who are black people supposed to call Ghost Busters when we have crime in our neighborhood? We need to stop the defund or abolish the police crap" pic.twitter.com/uEIsnX729g — gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 25, 2020 This is not the first time...
    THE BRAVE Louisville cop who was shot in the Breonna Taylor protests returned to work just hours after being released from hospital.  Aubrey Gregory was welcomed with a round of applause from his colleagues as he arrived for roll call on Thursday morning. 10Aubrey Gregory arrived to roll call on Thursday morning just hours after he was released from hospital 10The major was greeted with applause from his colleagues at the Louisville Metro Police Station 10Larynzo Johnson was arrested over the shooting of the two officers on Wednesday nightCredit: LMPD Gregory was leading the response to riots in Louisville, Kentucky, following a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on murder charges over the death of Breonna Taylor. Clashes...
    FORMER NBA star Charles Barkley has said he's "sorry" Breonna Taylor was tragically killed but dismissed 'defund the police' as "crap." Barkley, who is now an analyst for NBA on TNT, reacted to the Breonna Taylor indictment decision before the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets playoff game tipped off on Thursday night. 8Charles Barkley on Thursday slammed the 'Defund police' movement as 'crap' and said police reform is a more important issue to focus onCredit: Reuters 8He bashed supporters of the 'Defund police' movement as "fools"Credit: Rex Features He argued Taylor's death can't be compared to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery or George Floyd because her boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired shots at cops. Arbery was killed on February 23...
    One of two Louisville, Kentucky, police officers who were shot during Wednesday night protests showed up for roll call the very night after he was shot and hospitalized. What's a brief history here? A suspect — identified as 26-year-old Larynzo Johnson — reportedly opened fire on two officers, identified as Maj. Aubrey Gregory and Officer Robinson Desroches, during Wednesday night unrest following the announcement of an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case. Authorities arrested and charged Johnson with two counts of assault in the first degree and 14 counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the assault on Gregory and Desroches. You can read more about the indictment in the Taylor case here. What are...
    Charles Barkley ripped into the idea of defunding the police with some recent comments. As we all know, there’s a movement in America to defund or to even abolish the police, and Colin Kaepernick vocally supported the idea recently on Twitter. However, Sir Charles isn’t a fan at all, and he made it crystal clear Thursday night on TNT’s NBA show. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The white supremacist institution of policing that stole Breonna Taylor’s life from us must be abolished for the safety and well being of our people. #BreonnaTaylor #SayHerName #AbolishThePolice — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 23, 2020 “Who are black people supposed to call? Ghostbusters when we have crime...
    Former NBA star Charles Barkley criticized the “Defund the Police” movement on the Thursday edition of TNT’s post-game show Inside the NBA, asking a hypothetical question if black people would have to rely on the “Ghostbusters” to respond to crime in their neighborhoods. Barkley was blunt in his criticism, framing the idea of defunding the police as being touted by “fools on TV.” “We need police reform, and prison reform, and things like that,” Barkley acknowledged, “because you know who ain’t gonna defund the cops? White neighborhoods and rich neighborhoods.” “Who are black people supposed to call, Ghostbusters, when we have crime in our neighborhood?” asked an indignant Barkley. “White people, especially rich white people, they’re always gonna have cops....
    One of the two officers shot during Wednesday night's riots in Louisville has returned to his police precinct just hours after being released from hospital.  Major Aubrey Gregory was greeted with a round of applause from colleagues as he arrived at the Louisville Metro Police Department for roll call on Thursday morning.  Gregory is the commander of Louisville police department's special operations division and was leading the response to riots that erupted in the city Wednesday night, following a grand jury's decision not to indict cops on murder charges over the shooting death of black woman, Breonna Taylor.  Major Aubrey Gregory returned to his the Lousville Metro Police Department Precinct on Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after he was...
    One of two Louisville, Ky., police officers who were shot during a night of unrest Wednesday appeared for roll call less than 24 hours after the attack. Wearing a sweater and shorts, Maj. Aubrey Gregory was greeted with a round of applause from fellow officers as he entered a room where the roll call was being held. Gregory, commander of the Louisville Metro Police Department's Special Operation Division, was also leading the department's efforts during Wednesday's protest, Interim police Chief Robert Schroeder said during a Thursday morning news briefing. "We’re happy to share this short video of Majory Gregory, walking in to [sic] one of our roll calls less than 24 hours after being shot," the department posted to its Facebook page. LOUISVILLE...
    It’s not unusual for the NBA on TNT to swerve into the realm of politics, and Thursday night’s show was no exception. As the crew reacted to the decision of a Kentucky Grand Jury to not vote murder charges against the three police officers involved in the March 13 shooting death of Breonna Taylor, Charles Barkley asked if “black people” were supposed to call “Ghost Busters” for help if the police are defunded. WATCH: Charles Barkley on defunding the police "Who are black people supposed to call Ghost Busters when we have crime in our neighborhood? We need to stop the defund or abolish the police crap" pic.twitter.com/uEIsnX729g — gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 25, 2020 This is not the first time...
    People gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Darron Cummings/AP One officer involved in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor will face criminal charges and two will not, a grand jury announced on Wednesday.  Former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Neither Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly or Detective Myles Cosgrove will face charges.  Activists and community leaders in Louisville told Insider they are disappointed and heartbroken by the results of the indictment.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The grand jury's decision to indict only one of the officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor set off...
    Congressional candidate David Dudenhoefer told The Kyle Olson Show this week that despite Michigan’s 13th District being traditionally Democrat, many issues important to residents align with Republicans. Dudenhoefer said incumbent Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s call for Detroit Police Chief James Craig’s firing and “defunding the police” put her at odds with many citizens. “People just do not want that kind of radicalism. They want safer streets, they want job opportunities, they want healthcare fixed, and they believe Rashida is just out there representing herself,” he said. He said Detroiters have allies in their local police and do not want to see them defunded. “They fear that by defunding the police, that that connection will be lost,” Dudenhoefer said, “and if...
    A Spirit Airlines flight attendant has threatened to call police on a passenger who was wearing a neck gaiter as a face covering.  The incident, which occurred during a flight on the budget carrier sometime last week, was recorded by the passenger and posted to social media.  The video was picked up by SV News on Friday and has since gone viral, with many debating whether neck gaiters - which can be pulled up over the nose and mouth -  are adequate face covering for a domestic flight.  The passenger's gaiter was also covered in stars and stripes, prompting some to accuse the flight attendant of being anti-American - an accusation that was swiftly shut down by Spirit.  A...
    A TikToker documented a road rage incident involving himself and a “Karen” in which she threatened to call the police on him for not keeping two meters distance, despite both of them being in their own vehicles. Hide The first of several videos featuring the incident has been viewed over 4 million times on TikTok. Hide @owensmithcarretero #fyp #foryoupage #coronavirus ♬ original sound – owensmithcarretero Hide The first video, which was posted by Owen Smith, shows the woman yelling and pointing at Smith as she gives him the middle finger and threatens to contact authorities. “So I pulled up behind this woman at traffic lights and she kept waving hand signals at me,” he explained in a text...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British interior minister Priti Patel said on Tuesday she would call the police if neighbours had a party because it was right to report people who might be spreading COVID-19 by disregarding new restrictions on gatherings of more than six people. "If I saw something that I thought was inappropriate, then quite frankly I would effectively call the police," she told Sky News. "It's not about dobbing in neighbours, I think it's all about us taking personal responsibility. If there was a big party taking place, it would be right to call the police." (Reporting by Sarah Young and Alistair Smout, editing by Estelle Shirbon) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Black Lives Matter protesters called for the resignation of Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and chanted “f*ck the police” outside force HQ Scotland Yard in London. On Saturday, approximately 100 BLM demonstrators alongside activists from the 4Front Project and Tottenham Rights gathered outside the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to denounce alleged cases of racial profiling against black people carried out by the Cressida Dick-led police force. In a Breitbart London exclusive video, one activist, wearing a jacket that with the words “Black Lives Matter” written on it, was seen leading a chant of “f*ck the police”. “Some people may think it’s wrong,” he said, explaining: “We scream ‘f*ck the police’ because they don’t serve and protect us....
    A video recently uploaded to Reddit shows a racist “Karen” in Houston calling the cops on a Black census worker simply for being in her neighborhood.  Hide “You calling the cops ‘cause I’m Black? Is that what it is?” the census worker asks Karen at the beginning of the video, which was posted to r/FuckYouKaren on Sunday. Hide “No, because you’re in front of my neighbor’s house, and you need to leave,” Karen replies. When pressed for why he needs to leave, Karen simply tells the census worker, “Because you don’t have a reason to be here.” “Do you know?” the census worker retorts. “Who are you? Karen, is your name Karen?” Hide Houston Karen calls the police because there’s...
    Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo fired four officers involved in an April shooting. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has fired four officers who were involved in the April shooting of 27-year-old Nicolas Chavez. On April 21, five Houston officers responded to a mental health crisis call. On scene, Chavez approached them with what police believed was a weapon and two officers fired three shots to incapacitate him. Acevedo and police officials found those shots to be reasonable. Then officers fired another 21, while Chavez was on the ground.  Acevedo called those shots "inexplicable." The four fired officers have filed appeals.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo called...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was shot in the head in north Baltimore on Thursday night. Police were called around 6:46 p.m. to the 1000 block of Beaumont Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in critical condition. Preliminary information reveals the victim was arguing with an unknown male and female when he was shot. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2455 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.
    While the majority of us have committed a crime against fashion at some point in our lifetime, some retailers have taken it to a whole new level.    Some of the most offensive fashion fails from across the globe have been collated in an online gallery by Bored Panda. Amongst the funniest of faux pas includes a commuter wearing sequin bikini-inspired flip flops, and a man with an unfortunately placed wind emoji on the back of his trousers.  Elsewhere, one woman was in for quite the shock when the leggings she ordered turned up - looking a lot more racier than she expected.   In New York, this shopper was spotted wearing tracksuit bottoms adorned with an amusingly placed wind emoji  ...
    Students at UCLA are calling for the removal of Eli Gafni, the chair of the computer science department, over his defense of a colleague’s use of the term “Wuhan virus.” Gafni told students that were upset by the term that “what is ‘sensitive’ to you might feel like PC police to others,” leading to the petition for his removal over “ethical” failures. According to a report by the College Fix, students at UCLA are calling for the removal of the chair of the computer science department, Eli Gafni, over his decision to defend a colleague that had used the term “Wuhan virus.” After a student informed Gafni that one of the professors in the computer science department had used the...
    Under strange circumstances, a woman died after an incident on Highway 288 in Denton, early Tuesday morning. According to the Denton Police Department, public safety officers received a call about an unconscious person in the 1800 block of South Loop 288 at approximately 3:37 a.m. Police said they received multiple reports of a woman lying in the southbound lanes of traffic. Denton fire rescue and police officers arrived at the scene and located a victim. But despite the efforts of rescuers and Good Samaritans to save her life, she was declared dead. All lanes of Highway 288 were closed for several hours while officers conducted a preliminary investigation. Police said investigators are currently working to...
    Joe Prude, brother of Daniel Prude, right, and his son Armin, stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey Daniel Prude, 41, was visiting his brother Joe in Rochester in March when he experienced a mental health crisis.  When Daniel left the house unexpectedly, Joe called 911 to help find him. Officers found Joe naked in the street and put a "spit hood" over his head until he fell unconscious. He died seven days later. Joe Prude said in an NPR interview that he didn't call the police "to come help my brother die." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Joe Prude called 911 on March...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Businesses boarded up along the Magnificent Mile as the city prepares for another round of protests this weekend.Organizers of an event called "Shut Down the Mag Mile" will address police brutality and call for police accountability."A lot of people think it is to shut down stores - no," said Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef. "It is a prayer vigil for the stolen lives. We will have candles, name cards and there will be prayers for the people."The protests follow days of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the shooting of Jacob Blake. Although organizers said the event will be peaceful, police are on standby.Chicago police were out in full force Saturday lining Michigan Avenue and other neighborhoods. The Chicago...
    Black, Hispanic riding clubs keep cowboy identity alive after years of whitewashing Fast-food fads from the year you were born Video shows NFL star Brandon Marshall arguing with security guards after they called the police on him for trying to move into his new house © Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports "You're not trying to do your job," Brandon Marshall said. "There was no threat for you to call the cops. That's what we're seeing every single day." Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Six-time NFL Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall had a run-in with law enforcement while moving into a new home. The prolific wide receiver — who spent 13 seasons in the NFL — recorded a video of the security...
    Washington, Aug 28. . .- “Without justice there is no peace” was the battle cry of thousands of people, who, outraged by the recent episodes of police violence against African Americans, gathered this Friday in the US capital to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, in which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the speech “I have a dream.” People of all ages and from different parts of the country, armed in many cases with T-shirts and masks -the latter to protect themselves from the coronavirus- with the messages “black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe”, flooded the esplanade in front of the Monument to Lincoln to reject racism. One of them...
    The sister of Jacob Blake declared that they will not 'dress up this genocide' as police brutality, as the family's attorney said 'it's the last season of the police's how to get away with murder' during the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington.   The Blake family and several other families who've lost loved ones to police brutality rallied with around 50,000 Americans for the March on Washington.  The event, also known as Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Neck, was held on the 57th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famed 'I Have a Dream' address from 1963. Letetra Windman, Blake's sister, did not mince words as she declared her brother's shooting is more than just a...
    Blake asks: Whyd they shoot me so many times? Looking for solution to winter outdoor dining, Chicago launches contest with $5K prize The unofficial White House stance on the NBAs call for social justice reform: I dont think we care The White House has summarily dismissed the NBA’s calls for social justice. There is no other way to say it. Protesting racial injustice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players did not participate in playoff games scheduled for Wednesday. The league postponed play. Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot multiple times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he attempted to enter his vehicle on Sunday. His sons — ages 3, 5 and 8...
    Jacob Blake had a knife when he was shot in the back seven times by Wisconsin police leaving him paralyzed, the Wisconsin Attorney General revealed. The Wisconsin Department of Justice provided some of the first details surrounding the police shooting on Wednesday, revealing Blake had a knife and the name of the officer who opened fire.  That knife was later recovered from the driver's side floorboard of his SUV, but it's unclear if Blake had it on him when he was talking to police.  Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, was with his children when he was shot multiple times in the back by Kenosha officers responding to a dispute at the scene on Sunday evening, sparking national outrage and heated protests....
    Twitter does not consider a call by Black Lives Matter radical Shaun King to reveal the identities of police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be a policy violation. Yesterday, King threatened to name every police officer in the Kenosha police department, regardless of whether they were involved in the shooting of alleged sex offender and domestic abuser Jacob Blake, who was shot by Kenosha police officers after he attempted to resist arrest. To the Kenosha Police Department, if you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him,” said King in a tweet. “Fuck it. Your protection of his identity is unethical. What’s...
    CNN anchor Don Lemon said Wednesday that Democrats ignoring ongoing riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and elsewhere could impact the November election. Speaking with fellow anchor Chris Cuomo following night two of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Lemon warned that the issue of rioting is one area where Republicans are out-messaging Democrats. He recommended that former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden address the issue. “This is a blindspot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping it will go away. And it’s not going to go away,” Lemon said. (RELATED: At Least Two People Shot In Kenosha Riots) He continued: “[Biden] has to address it. He’s got to come out and talk about it. He’s...
    Since the shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday evening, Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been overtaken by riots, fires, and destruction. It has become so bad that the state's governor had to call out the National Guard to help. These are not the "peaceful protests" the media have told Americans to expect when it comes to Black Lives Matter events. These demonstrations are full-on mayhem and chaos. Most Americans would hope that civil rights activists would be pushing for peace, for civility, for the preservation of citizens' rights and property. But if Shaun King is their activist of choice, they will disappointed. King is not just refusing to call for peace — he appears to be advocating for...
    LeBron James takes a knee in solidarity with Black Lives Matter as the national anthem plays ahead of an NBA game, August 1, 2020. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports LeBron James called for justice for Jacob Blake, who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday. "And y'all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!!" James tweeted. "Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted." It's not the first time James and other NBA players have used their platforms to raise awareness of social justice causes while inside the bubble. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James sent out a call for justice for Jacob...
    Police in Louisiana have fatally shot a black man who allegedly had a knife, after he ignored orders to stop and walked away from them towards the entrance of a convenience store. Bystander video captured the shooting, which unfolded around 8pm on Friday in Lafayette, at a Shell gas station at the intersection of Northeast Evangeline Thruway and Chalmette Drive. The video shows witnesses shouting 'he got a knife' and 'they gonna shoot him' as the man marches swiftly away from cops and toward the entrance of the Shell station. 'Get on the ground!' one witness is heard pleading in vain. Rickasha Montgomery, the witness who filmed the video, told the Lafayette Daily Advertiser that police tasered the man to no effect. ...
    Walk around late at night in Okinawa, Japan, and you may stumble upon drinkers snoring in flowerbeds, pavements - and in the middle of the road. Local police counted more than 7,000 cases of the phenomenon known as rojo-ne - literally sleeping in the road - last year. And lockdown doesn't appear to have put off revellers, with 2,702 cases recorded between January and June this year. They have called for an end to the practice - backed by the local baseball team Ryukyu Golden Kings. Local police counted more than 7,000 cases of rojo-ne last year, and lockdown didn't manage to put off revellers either. The phenomenon happens in Okinawa, Japan Authorities said that some revellers are...
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., is “fanning the flames of anarchy,” said Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., on Monday, reacting to Pressley's comments justifying the unrest in cities across the country. “It’s highly irresponsible and those comments are just fanning the flames of what we’re seeing. We had officers hurt last night in Seattle” Collins told “Fox & Friends." KALAMAZOO, MICH., RALLY DEVOLVES INTO VIOLENCE ARRESTS: REPORTS There should be “unrest in the streets” over President Trump and his political allies turning a "deaf ear" to Americans' concerns, including those about the "dismantling" of the U.S. Postal Service -- which amounts to voter suppression, Pressley said Friday. Conservatives on Twitter quickly condemned Pressley's remarks as "unhinged," "horrible" and "disgusting." The freshman Democrat "Squad" member made her...
    Veterans Chad M. Robichaux and Dr. Damon Friedman sat down with the Daily Caller to discuss what appears to be a wave of churches being burned to the ground. Robichaux is also founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit serving veterans. A man drove his minivan into a Florida church in July before setting it on fire with gasoline, among other incidents. “We have seen over a dozen churches attacked, Catholic churches, Christian churches,” Robichaux said. “Some of them were very extreme. I wouldn’t even say it was damage of property, or vandalism. I would call it straight terrorism activity.” (RELATED: Whoopi On Black Churches Being Burned: ‘You Are Not Going To Stop The Conversation With God’) Friedman also...
    Authorities have released audio of a phone call between 'cult' mom Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell hours before the bodies of her two missing children were found on his property in Idaho.  Lori made the call just after 11am on June 9 from the Madison County Jail, where she's been locked up for over five months on charges related to the disappearance of her kids Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and Tylee Ryan.  Chad informs Lori that police had arrived at his home in Salem and were searching the backyard area, adding: 'We'll see what transpires.'  The couple spoke slowly and cautiously, as if they were nervous about what would be uncovered during the search.  Lori offers to pray for...
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets for the 75th night running to demand an end to police brutality, as Donald Trump declared that the city is 'out of control' and said the National Guard should be deployed.  About 150 people had gathered at Alberta Park shortly before the scheduled 9pm march.  Some people were handing out pizza, water and snacks. Others offered homemade shields. As night fell chants of 'Black Lives Matter' rose in to the air. 'If you're not here for Black Lives Matter, you're in the wrong place,' one speaker told the gathering.  Protesters then set off to march towards the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct, where previous protests have turned destructive. Demonstrators gathered in...
    "We're not asking for the police to be completely abolished," Minneapolis activist Raeisha Williams told "The Story" Wednesday in an effort to explain her call for "defunding" the police. "What we're asking for is equal treatment." "We are citizens, we're American citizens that helped build this country ..." she told host Sandra Smith. "What we've asked for from the beginning of time since we've landed here as slaves in America [is] equal treatment so that we as citizens get the same treatment as our White citizens." MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER OFFERS ADVICE ON HOW TO STAY SAFE AMID CRIME SURGE: GIVE UP YOUR CELL PHONE  Williams described the difficulties she said Black Americans face when dealing with the police. "When African-Americans typically call the police...
    Savannah Rychcik August 4, 2020 0 Comments Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is suggesting the nation should focus more on law enforcement reform rather than defunding the police altogether. On Tuesday, CBS News’ Jericka Duncan asked Rice if she supports the call to defund police. “No. That’s not terminology I would use. But what I would say is this, we have a long history of inequality, of oppression, that endures in this country and we need the police to be a part of the solution,” Rice said. She added, “In some instances they are and other communities they’re not. There’s no one size fits all approach. So, I’m for re-imagining the role of the police.” ...
    Seattle's police chief has pleaded with city officials to 'stop mob rule and do the right thing' after 'aggressive' protesters marched on her home Saturday.  Carmen Best wrote a letter to the council Monday two days after protesters showed up at her home Saturday night. Best, who opposes a 50 per cent cut in police funding, said council members need to 'forcefully call for the end of these tactics.'   Protesters recently also appeared outside the homes of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and some people on the City Council as demonstrations continue following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Best last month spoke out against a plan proposed by advocates to cut the police department budget by 50 per cent and...
    Seattle’s Chief of Police called on Seattle’s City Council to stand up against “mob rule” after “aggressive” activists reportedly targeted her home over the weekend, which scared her neighbors. “I wanted to update you on recent events, particularly those that occurred late last night,” Best wrote in a letter addressed to City Council President Lorena González and Public Safety Chair Lisa Herbold. “A residence of mine in Snohomish County was targeted by a large group of aggressive protestors late last night. My neighbors were concerned by such a large group, but they were successful in ensuring the crowd was not able to trespass or engage in other illegal behavior in the area, despite repeated attempts to do so. Currently, the...
    A judge has ordered that all radio call recordings from the police raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor be released to her family as part of a wrongful death suit filed against the city of Louisville.  Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot dead at her apartment on Springfield Avenue on March 13, during a botched no-knock search warrant served on the property. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman made the ruling Wednesday after an attorney for the family argued that a closer review of the recordings could help clarify details in the case.  Attorneys for the city had argued that the family's lawyers were engaging in a 'fishing expedition'. But family attorney Sam Aguiar said there has...
    The site where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Department officers in May, which is now a memorial, has become a hot spot for violence at night, and police officers don't respond to calls in that area, according to the New York Times. Floyd was killed in south Minneapolis outside a store called Cup Foods. Store employees called police after Floyd allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for cigarettes. A large memorial to Floyd has stood in that area for the past two months, and it's peaceful during the day. At night, it's a different story. "What people aren't recognizing is that people who live there are having a very, very challenging time from the...
    On Monday, Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley of Nevada advised the county library to “please .. not feel the need to call 911 for help,” given their apparent forthcoming support for the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, which explicitly calls for the defunding of police nationally. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help,” Coverley wrote in a letter addressed to the Douglas County Public Library Board of Trustees. “I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the past.”...
    The Tampa Bay Rays marked the opening of its MLB season on Friday by making a call for justice for Breonna Taylor. Hide Taylor was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky in March. Her death, along with George Floyd—who was also killed by police—has been at the center of Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and racism throughout the country. Hide Unlike the the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck causing his death, the officers in Kentucky have not been charged. “Today is Opening Day, which means it’s a great day to arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor,” the Tampa Bay Rays official account tweeted on Friday. @RaysBaseball/Twitter Hide The tweet has been...
    Cops never came when a gunman fired a shot that narrowly missed 33-year-old Shatavia Walls on July 4, hours after she confronted young men setting off fireworks near a Brooklyn jungle gym where children were playing, family and friends told DailyMail.com. Three days later members of the same group of 'gangbangers' returned and shot her dead just feet from the same playground in the Louis Heaton Pink Houses public housing complex in East New York, they said. The killer or killers remain on the loose more than two weeks after the fatal shooting. 'Not only am I hurt, I'm mad,' said Erica Lee, 33, Walls' best friend who was sitting in the same courtyard where the violence unfolded. 'Nobody wants...
    Appearing Tuesday on ABC 15, former Vice President Joe Biden attempted to argue that President Donald Trump is in favor of defunding law enforcement across the United States. A partial transcript is as follows: STEVE IRVIN: You can’t turn on the television these days in Arizona without seeing an ad that makes some pretty outrageous claims about you and defunding police. I know you’ve been asked this question many times but for Arizonans who are watching right now, where do you stand on defunding the police? JOE BIDEN: I am opposed to defunding police. As a matter of fact, I call for putting more money in, $300 million to provide for community policing. If you look at the president’s budget, this is...
    She was attacked twice within three days: she survived, but she died a week and a half later Shatavia Walls was shot to death in an apparent neighborhood argument over the illegal use of fireworks in Brooklyn (NYC). Walls, 33, allegedly he followed the advice of the county president (D), Eric Adams, for New Yorkers to resolve neighbor-to-neighbor disputes instead of calling 311 or 911But she was gunned down twice this month, according to her mother’s version, Helen Testagros. The victim was shot in an East New York public housing complex on July 7, simply for asking arsonists to stop lighting firecrackers near a group of playing children, amid the fireworks chaos that has come causing incidents throughout the...
    A German man who was dubbed 'Rambo' after disarming four police officers at gunpoint before going on the run is thought to have penned a manifesto found by police. The manifesto, titled 'The Call of the Wild', is thought to have been written by Yves Etienne Rausch, 31, who has gone on the run in Germany's Black Forest.  It was found in a bar shortly after Rausch 'suddenly and completely unexpectely' pulled a gun on police officers who carried out an ID check on him in a hut near Oppenau in Baden-Württemberg. He made the police hand over their weapons before running away. The discovered manifesto argues that people who live close to nature are superior to modern city-dwellers.  Rausch spent time...
    City activists and leaders demanded New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to reassemble its anti-crime unit after 28 people died in shootings in June, along with a growing amount in July. Several black community leaders gathered in Brooklyn on Tuesday and called upon the mayor, the City Council, and clergy leaders to end violence ravaging their communities. The activists disparaged the police reforms proposed by city officials and accused them of urging anti-cop activists such as Black Lives Matter to dictate city policy. They called upon de Blasio not to sign the police reform bill that the City Council just passed. “The African American community is saying we don't want...
    Activists continue to call for defunded police departments during weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd. At the same time, the police are facing a spike in violent crime in several cities across the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Milwaukee is set to break the record of 167 homicides that were reported in 1991 when serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was free. Homicides in Chicago are nearing the record-high numbers from 2016, which was the highest homicide rate since 1996. Kansas City, Missouri, had 99 homicides during the first 6 months of this year, more than that same period in any previous year, the Wall Street Journal reported. Homicides are up 23% in New York and 11.6%...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — People from around the country rallied in St. Paul Sunday to call for an end to police violence. More than 1,000 people marched to the Minnesota State Capitol, hoping their solidarity will lead to justice. Among the protesters were family members of more than 100 victims of police violence, including Ashley Quinones. Her husband Brian died last year during an incident with police in Richfield. “It’s the crappiest club that you could ever be a part of, but it’s the most needed club to be a part of,” Quinones said. Former NBA player Royce White attended the protest with representatives from the nonprofit 10K Foundation, who have organized several Twin Cities marches in the aftermath of George...
    Two police officers were shot in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call in Texas, with the suspected gunmen killing himself once other cops arrived on the scene.  McAllen Police Officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were fatally gunned down after responding to the call at the home at Queta Avenue and South 35th Street near Los Encinos Park.  According to Police Chief Victor Rodriguez, the two officers arrived to the home at around 3.30pm and were immediately gunned down upon trying to enter, KURV reports.  McAllen Police Officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were fatally gunned down after responding to the call at the home at Queta Avenue and South 35th Street near Los...
    A veto-proof majority of the Seattle City Council backed a proposal Thursday to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50% — including a proposal to remove 911 dispatchers from police control and to “imagine life beyond policing.” The Seattle Times reported: A majority of Seattle City Council members now say they agree with a high-level proposal by advocates to defund the Police Department by 50% and reallocate the dollars to other community needs. … That means seven of nine council members are on board with the idea, though they have yet to say exactly how they intend to make the cuts; six votes are needed to pass budget-related legislation and to override a mayoral veto. [Mayor Jenny] Durkan has not backed...
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Wednesday seemingly endorsed fellow “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) radical call for “dismantling the whole system of oppression” in the United States. “My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter. “Pass it on.”  My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it. Pass it on. — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 8, 2020 During a Tuesday press conference addressing “systemic racism,” Omar called for dismantling economic and political institutions beyond just law enforcement. “The mortality rate for black Minnesotans to COVID is twice as high as it is...
    Lizzo is a Grammy Award-winning musician. Paras Griffin/VMN19/Getty Lizzo said that she was kicked out of a rental property early and had the owner threaten to call the police on her. In an Instagram post on Monday, the musician said that the property owner mocked the way she danced and claimed that Lizzo and her "6 black homegirls" could "hurt him." "I know you're watching my page so I just want you to know you can't stop this black girls' shine," she wrote, along with a video of her dancing at a new property. She added, "Thanks for kicking us out cus this house is better anyways." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lizzo, 32, said in...
    LIZZO has clapped back at a man who "kicked her out" of his rental and "threatened to call the police" on her and her friends. The singer, 32, shared a clip of herself twerking in response to the landlord, who reportedly "mocked" her dancing and claimed her group of "black homegirls" could "hurt" him. 7 Lizzo hit back at a landlord who reportedly kicked her out of a rental and threatened to call the cops on herCredit: Instagram Lizzo danced in a red bikini and mesh dress in the defiant video after she and her friends moved into a different rental. The Good As Hell singer wrote: "This is for the man that kicked me out of my 7-day rental...
    A Massachusetts police detective who posted on social media a picture of her niece at a Black Lives Matter event holding a sign that suggested shooting police officers in the back has been fired. Rookie Springfield Detective Florissa Fuentes, 30, explained that the post was made on a personal account while she was off duty. She said she was showing pride in her niece's activism at a late May protest in Atlanta and does not advocate violence against police. One of the signs being held at the protest read, 'Who do we call when the murderer wear the badge?'  Florissa Fuentes, 30, a Massachusetts police detective has been fired after she shared an Instagram photo of her niece taking...
    It was last month when an identified person issued a bomb threat to superstar Rajinikanth and that turned out to be a case of hoax call. And now it is Thalapathy Vijay who has faced a similar trouble. As per a report in TNM, the Tamil Nadu Police Master Control Room received an anonymous call claiming a bomb has been planted at Thalapathy Vijay’s residence in Saligramam in Chennai. The report further states that after conducting a thorough search at the actor’s residence, the police concluded that the bomb threat was fake. The TN police has also traced the caller behind this act. Rajinikanth Has a Super Scare! Bomb Search Conducted at the Superstar’s House After an Anonymous Call. ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some people in a Minneapolis neighborhood are working to change the mentality of calling 911 when there’s a problem. At least a few dozen people who live in Powderhorn have informally agreed not to call police. Tobie Miller is one of them, and when her home was broken into, her mind turned not to her stolen wallet, but the question of what made someone want to break in in the first place? “I’m thinking systemically, not in the moment anymore,” Miller said. “I can replace all [my] stuff. [The thief] got some extra money out of it. That’s just what happens, that’s life.” Miller and many of her neighbors share the feeling that police put people in danger,...
    Women's Aid has been praised for their new partnership with Twitter to launch a new anti-domestic violence search tool to help users in abusive relationship access help, after a surge of cases during the coronavirus pandemic.  Social media users on the site who search for a phrase related to domestic violence will be shown links to the Women's Aid website, provided with details of different resources and shown a screen that reads: 'You are not alone. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or you're worried about someone else, our partner Women's Aid can help'.  Teresa Parker, Head of Media Relations and Communications at Women's Aid, said she hoped the tool would help people access the charity's life-saving services, explaining: 'We hope...
    Carola Rackete, a sea captain and pro-migrant activist, has demanded that the European Union defund its border agency Frontex, claiming that the political bloc and several of its member states are preventing migrants from being transported to Europe. The German national, who last year rammed Italian border patrol vessels to force her ship full of migrants into an Italian port, said that Frontex must be defunded and accused the EU of wanting to see migrants drown in the Mediterranean sea. Rackete said migrants were drowning in the Mediterranean, “because the European Union wants them to drown, to scare those who might attempt to cross. They drown because Europe denies them access to any safe routes and leaves them no options...
    James Smith has never wanted much to do with the police but he called them to check on his neighbour in the Texas city of Fort Worth, because it was late at night and her front door was wide open. Soon afterwards he heard a gunshot, and later saw the dead body of a 28-year-old woman, his neighbour's daughter, carried out on a stretcher. James Smith is angry, hurt and tired. Every death of a black person at the hands of a police officer takes him back to the moment in October when Atatiana Jefferson was killed. "I have to live with this guilt, with this cloud hanging over me for the rest of my years," he says. Because he...
    (CNN)The calls for police officers to wear body cameras is not new. They came after Michael Brown was killed in 2014; after Walter Scott was fatally shot in 2015 and they're ringing out again. As the cases of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks reignite protests over police violence, federal legislators, state officials and even law enforcement are again pointing to body cameras as a part of the solution.But the evidence on whether the technology actually reduces police use of force incidents or changes how communities view departments is mixed. One study of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. -- one of the largest, most rigorous reviews of its kind -- found that body cameras had no significant...
    The View’s resident conservative co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday defended the white St. Louis couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters near their property, claiming the recent “defund the police” narrative from activists “breeds hysteria and it breeds fear.” Earlier this week, video and images of personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey pointing firearms at demonstrators in front of their mansion went viral. Protesters, who were marching to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house to call for her resignation, entered the private street through a gate, prompting the McCloskeys to exit their home with guns to yell at the demonstrators. Discussing the wildly varying reactions to the incident, which is now being investigated by local police with the couple...
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Protesters are demanding a Virginia city’s police department release use-of-force reports from the past decade. News outlets report that demonstrators in Norfolk are planning a sit-in set for Monday night at City Hall to protest the police department’s refusal to release the records. The protest comes after reports by The Virginian-Pilot that the city and the Norfolk Police Department have denied information requests about the records. A protest organizer told the newspaper that demonstrators are calling for greater transparency from the department. Organizers said they emailed police but didn’t receive a response. The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Protestors are demanding a Virginia city’s police department release use-of-force reports from the past decade. Demonstrators in Norfolk are planning a sit-in set for Monday night at City Hall to protest the police department’s refusal to release the records, news outlets said. The protest comes after reports by The Virginian-Pilot that the city and the Norfolk Police Department have denied information requests about the reports. Under Virginia law, Norfolk police can choose whether to make the records public, WAVY-TV reported. Tyler Woodard, a protest organizer, told the newspaper that demonstrators are calling for greater transparency from the department. “We don’t particularly see a reason why you can’t tell people why force is being used, to what...
    Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of lower Manhattan on Sunday for the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality, a rallying cry against police violence that combined the spirit of Pride with the ongoing calls of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Late afternoon reports on social media showed disturbing moments of confrontation after a largely peaceful march, with the police pushing through crowds of protesters and appearing to detain multiple people. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that two people were arrested in the act of graffiting a police vehicle, and that pepper spray was deployed against those who tried to intervene. (The use of pepper spray was “totally allowed,” the spokesperson said,...
    Alleged Black Lives Matter activists stormed a Target store in Washington, D.C., on Friday night and appeared to threaten to shut down their business if they called the police. A man with a bullhorn led a bit of a chant inside the the store where he would say a line and the other activists who were with him would repeat the line. The man said, “All black people, living around this neighborhood, living around in this neighborhood, because you prioritize money over people, so until you stop calling the police, we continue to shut your business down.” Local journalist Drew Hernandez captured video of the incident and tweeted details about it. “Black Lives Matter literally threatened @Target today in DC,”...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg and torso Saturday in north Baltimore. Police were called to the 5400 block of Ready Avenue shortly before 5:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg and torso. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call (410) 396-2455 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.
    BOSTON (CBS) — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was among hundreds at the March Like a Mother Black Lives Matter Boston event outside Trinity Church on Saturday. Through songs, poetry and speeches, mothers made their voices heard at a first-of-its-kind rally at Copley Square. The mission is to call on all mothers to intervene when they see a child being hurt. “George called on his mother in the last few seconds of his life and that summoned all mothers,” organizer Latoya Gayle said. At the gathering, Suffolk DA Rachel Rollins read off dozens of names of black lives lost to police. “We went from slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration. And now we are seeing, due to cell...
    A group of protesters surrounded a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night, accusing it of “[gentrifying] black and brown communities,” according to Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) reporters covering the protests. The DCNF reporters described that protesters were marching through the street and stopped at Whole Foods surrounding the doorway. The leader of the protesters began shouting Whole Foods is responsible for gentrifying black communities and is part of the racist capitalist system. The DCNF reporters added that shortly afterwards a Whole Foods employee locked the front doors. Police officers were seen inside the store ushering employees down the escalators, possibly to another exit. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations against police brutality following the...
    MINEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Protesters were back on the streets of northeast Minneapolis Thursday calling for the leader of the police union to resign. The group gathered at the officers of the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation before marching a mile east to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Second Precinct building. READ MORE: Full Interview: Lt. Bob Kroll, MPD Union Officials Condemn Derek Chauvin’s Actions, Say City Is Scapegoating The Union The protesters believe the federation’s president, Lt. Bob Kroll, is standing in the way of police reform, and they want him fired. George Floyd died exactly one month ago after now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee to Floyd’s neck on the corner of East 38th Street and Chicago...
    A month after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes, resulting in his death, Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate announced they would hold hearings on the riots and the resulting damage in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The move follows a special session aimed in part at rewriting Minnesota’s policing laws to prevent deadly force encounters and ensure accountability for officers. The Senate adjourned early Saturday before lawmakers could come to agreements on the efforts, as well as a deal on a bonding bill and how to allocate $841 million in federal COVID-19 aid funding to local governments. Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday approved a plan for COVID-19 aid that mirrored a bipartisan plan...
    Family of Hispanic actress sued the city of South Pasadena for the death of the woman at the hands of the police The police had come to the actress’s house after a call for help in a mental health crisis “Mrs. Márquez was in instead of receiving assistance from medical professionals, he was shot deadly, “said the family’s lawyer. The family of actress Vanessa Márquez, who died in 2018 at the hands of the police who came to her residence after a call for help in a mental health crisis, filed a “negligence” lawsuit against the city of South on Wednesday. Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California, reported the Efe agency. In 2019, the actress’s family filed a...
    A Connecticut fisherman trapped in the entrance to a sluice pipe after falling into the water while crabbing was rescued by police after his wife managed to hold onto him while calling 911 using Siri, dramatic video shows. Footage released by the Guilford Police Department (GPD) shows officers lifting the man out of the raging waters in the early morning hours of Wednesday using rope. Officers responded to a 911 call from an area near 200 Leetes Island Road in Guildford, a small coastal town about 15 miles east of New Haven. A woman told police that her husband fell into the water while crabbing and that he was stuck in the entrance of a sluice pipe that runs underneath...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fireworks have been lighting up the night sky every night for weeks. Law enforcement says every sound in the night you see or hear is illegal. “It’s a misdemeanor to possess the fireworks,” said Karl Chan with Sacramento Police. Unless an officer sees someone setting the fireworks off, they won’t make an arrest. Chan said, “California law requires an officer, in order to make a misdemeanor arrest, the officer has to actually see the violation. It has to occur in front of the officer or there has to be someone who is willing to file the charges.” READ ALSO: Elk Grove Police Asking Residents To Report Illegal Fireworks On ‘Nail ‘Em’ App In Lodi, police are already seeing...
    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say electricity didn't play a role in the drowning deaths of three family members in their backyard swimming pool in New Jersey. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive in the above-ground pool Monday afternoon by East Brunswick police responding to a 911 call from neighbors who heard screams. Middlesex County prosecutors and police said Wednesday that electricity played no part in their deaths. They said that while the above-ground pool was mostly shallow at 3 1/2 feet deep, a portion of the pool was 7 feet deep and “It doesn't appear that the victims knew how to swim." The county's regional medical examiner determined...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are hoping the public can help them identify a man suspected in several commercial burglaries in northeast Baltimore. The suspect is wanted in a number of burglaries that recently occurred in the Belair and Harford roads around midnight. The suspect pictured below usually wears a Baltimore Ravens ball cap. Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2444 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.
    LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Protesters spent the night outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan.They are demanding $1 billion in cuts from the NYPD's nearly $6 billion budget.They are vowing to sleep there through June 30, the day before the City Council's budget deadline.The protesters are apparently made up of two separate groups.They have put out calls on social media for food, sleeping bags, and for local businesses to make restrooms available.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Along with a spike in violence in Chicago this past weekend comes with a new push by members of the police union to get officers on the street to stand down – and even stay home. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Monday night, it all started with a text message. The text told officers not to volunteer to work on days off, to limit arrests, and to call in sick to make a statement to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council about how much officers are needed. The bottom line – it is calling for what is known as “blue flu.” The head of the Fraternal Order of Police is not denouncing the...
    Drivers in downtown Columbus, Ohio, called 911 last week saying protesters were surrounding and threatening them, WSYX-TV reported. The station played audio of one frightened woman who told a dispatcher that protesters were "laying" on her vehicle. A male 911 caller said, "I'm being threatened. I want the police here now. They're surrounding my car. They're blocking traffic. The police need to protect me," WSYX reported. Another man told 911 that motorcyclists were "popping wheelies" and that it looked nothing like a protest, the station said.How did one 911 dispatcher respond?The 911 dispatcher who took the aforementioned man's call was heard on audio saying that Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther gave authorities some pretty explicit instructions...
    “President Donald Trump does not intend to intervene in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Ongoing Protest (CHOP) until he is asked to do so,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday. McEnany explained during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” that the president planned to wait “for a call from the derelict governor” before stepping in to take control. (RELATED: ‘Gotta Let Me Finish, Jim, This Isn’t A Cable News Segment’: Kayleigh McEnany Chastises CNN’s Acosta For Interrupting) WATCH: Host Ainsley Earhardt mentioned comments made Sunday by Attorney General William Barr, who told Maria Bartiromo that CHOP could not be allowed to operate indefinitely. “Is the president going to step in?” Earhardt asked. “The president has said he’s waiting on...
    Andres Guardado, 18 (pictured), from Los Angeles, California, was shot and killed at around 6pm on Thursday evening outside the autobody shop where he was employed The family of an 18-year-old security guard who was fatally shot six times by police in California after he ran away from officers ‘because he was scared’ called Saturday for an independent investigation into his death. The sister of Andrew Guardado has urged officials to further examine the circumstances leading up to her sibling’s death in Gardena on Thursday night. ‘Even if this is the last day I breathe, I'm not holding this back because I feel it in my soul that my brother was murdered, and this was covered up,’ Jennifer...
    Jason Lewis, a former congressman and current senatorial candidate, tried to make a case against defunding the police by pointing to a wild bear roaming the streets in Minnesota. “But by all means, let’s abolish the police! Would love to see a ‘social worker’ take care of this one,” Lewis, a Republican running to unseat incumbent Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), wrote in response to a news article about a black bear that was caught by surveillance video wandering into a parking garage. The bear has reportedly since been removed from the city. “I was wondering why Animal Control was trending and it’s because someone more dense than a cheesecake proposed that cops are meant to handle wild bears,”...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend, Gabrielle Union and Ava DuVernay are some of the many black cultural leaders who have signed a letter to fight against racism, promote equal pay and ask industries to disassociate from police. The letter was released Friday by a new organization called the Black Artists for Freedom, which describes itself as a collective of black workers in the culture industries. The letter was published to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday that long commemorated the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The organization said the letter was inspired by the recent protests against police brutality and systemic racism. “They are working in the spirit of the Black Radical Tradition...
    Some police officers in the Atlanta Police Department are reportedly continuing to call out sick in protest of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard’s decision to file felony murder charges against former officer Garrett Rolfe for shooting Rayshard Brooks after Brooks fired a taser at Rolfe. Interim Chief Rodney Bryant told The Associated Press that the sick calls that started on Wednesday continued into Thursday, but said that the department had enough officers to cover the void. Bryant told the AP that officers have worked long hours the last three weeks and have been yelled at, spit on, and had objects thrown at them — some of which has been caught on live television. “Some are angry. Some are fearful....
    Superstar Rajinikanth spent a rather tensed Thursday morning when his residence received an anonymous call warning of a bomb threat. The caller threatened that multiple bombs were placed at his residence in Poes Garden but was later realised that it was a mere hoax call. Soon, the Chennai Police promptly got into action and started tracing the caller through his number. Turns out it was a student from Nellikuppam near Cuddalore. The student studied in class VIII has learning difficulties. He was let off after police conducted investigations and after scrutinised all his medical reports. While tracking his number, the city police roped in their counterparts in Cuddalore and narrowed down on that student. Rohit Roy Faces Backlash for Posting a Joke...
    More than 60 organizations are calling on Maryland lawmakers to support police reforms, including taking officers out of schools, making investigations into police misconduct more transparent and limiting the use of force. The groups calling for the changes include the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, Common Cause, the Innocence Project, the League of Women Voters of Maryland and several chapters of the NAACP. Maryland lawmakers are being asked to act on proposals to take school resource officers, or SROs, out of schools. Montgomery County’s Board of Education recently proposed re-evaluating its memorandum of understanding with the county police force on the role of SROs in schools. Among the other changes the groups want to see: the elimination of the...
    Text messages circulating throughout the New York Police Department are calling for members to “strike” on July 4 in protest of anti-police rhetoric and budget cut proposals as tensions in the wake of recent officer-involved deaths have reverberated across the city and country, sources confirmed to Fox News. “NYPD cops will strike on July 4 th [sic],” states one of the two message being sent around the NYPD. “To let the city have their independence without cops.” The flier states that the alleged “strike” will begin at “1500 hours,” or 3 p.m. The New York Post was first to report the news. Fox News has confirmed the report and obtained images of both messages. It wasn't immediately clear who started the...
    A Washington, D.C.-based Black Lives Matter group is calling on residents of the nation’s capital to obstruct traffic and block police stations Friday in hopes of raising awareness about an effort to defund and replace city law enforcement. The demonstrations -- which the group is calling “Strike for Black Lives” -- is coinciding with Juneteenth tomorrow, an annual holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. "We strike to end the logic that anyone is expendable," its organizers said in a statement to WUSA, adding that “we want justice for people killed by police in Washington, D.C.” WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? THE HISTORY BEHIND THE OLDEST COMMEMORATION OF THE ABOLISHMENT OF SLAVERY IN THE US The words 'Black Lives Matter' has been painted in bright yellow letters on 16th Street...
    Atlanta police officers are still reportedly calling in sick to work in protest of charges against the cop who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks, as it's announced every officer will receive a $500 bonus for working amid civil unrest.   On Thursday the Atlanta Police Department saw cops continue to call out of work, in protest of 11 charges, including felony murder, announced Wednesday against fired officer Garrett Rolfe.  Despite the call outs, the police force shared a statement insisting it's able to handle all emergency calls.  'The Atlanta Police Department is able to respond effectively to 911 calls. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have an emergency,' the department said Thursday morning.  The call outs come after 'scores' of officers...
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta's police department said Thursday that it can still police the city even if officers are calling in sick to protest efforts to impose reforms."The Atlanta Police Department is able to respond effectively to 911 calls. Please don't hesitate to call if you have an emergency," the department tweeted.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also insisted that the department would be able to operate effectively despite the reaction of some officers to her orders calling for reforms in policing and to the charges filed against two officers in the shooting of a black man in a Wendy's parking lot.Fulton County District Attorney Paul said the officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back kicked him and didn't give him medical...
    As per a local news channel in Chennai, a bomb threat was issued to Rajinikanth. Reportedly, an unidentified person dialled to the police control room and informed that a bomb has been planted at Thalaiva’s house at Greams Road. As soon as this news reached the police, they rushed to the superstar’s house with sniffer dogs and bomb detectors and checked the entire house. However, as per reports, after searching the entire house, the police found out that it was a hoax call. Rajinikanth Summoned by Commission Probing 2018 Tuticorin Firing Incident For ‘Anti-Social Elements’ Remark.  Now, the police are looking into the matter and also trying to find out who the anonymous caller was. Also, as soon as the news...
    GENEVA (AP) — African countries on Thursday backed off their call for the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch its most intense scrutiny on the hot-button issue of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States, after American officials led back-channel talks to air opposition to the idea, diplomats said. The Africa Group was reworking a draft resolution but had already cut out language calling on the Human Rights Council to set up a commission of inquiry — its most potent tool of scrutiny — to examine issues like systemic racism and abuse against “Africans and of people of African descent” in the U.S. and beyond, said the diplomats, who were part of the talks. They spoke on...
    Several Atlanta Police officers have called in sick after a fired officer was charged with felony murder for fatally shooting a man in the back. It’s unclear how many officers called in sick or didn’t show up to their shift Wednesday evening. The Atlanta Police Department said that it was experiencing a “higher than usual number” of call-ins, but quelled rumors that multiple officers walked out during their shift.  “We do have enough officers to cover us through the night,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) told CNN Wednesday. “Our streets won’t be any less safe because of the number of officers who called out.” Bottoms said other law enforcement agencies in the area would help patrol the city if needed.  “We...