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    Months before Louisville and other major U.S. cities contended with renewed demonstrations following the grand jury ruling in the death of Breonna Taylor, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris warned that nationwide protests against racial injustice were “not going to stop” after Election Day. Sen. Harris’ remarks came during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on June 17. At the time, nationwide protests were underway following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody. BREONNA TAYLOR CASE: WHAT IS WANTON ENDANGERMENT? “They’re not going to stop,” Harris said at the time. “This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not going to stop and everyone beware, because they’re not going to stop. They’re...
    SPANAWAY, Washington -- A 78-year-old grandma made a home intruder think twice when she was not afraid to pull out her weapon to hold him at gunpoint.Sandy told KIRO-TV she knew something was wrong when her dog "BooBoo" started barking nonstop one night. Next thing she knew, she was face-to-face with the suspect at her door."I opened my door and standing right two feet from me, was a man. We looked at each other for a few minutes and he turned and started to leave, and I said, 'Oh no you don't. You stay right there,' and I reached over and got my shotgun and I cocked it and I told him to stay right there because he was going...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James denied that his criticisms of police treatment of minorities have contributed to or motivated violent attacks against police officers, USA Today reported. James said he is just calling for accountability for police officers, but is not condoning or inciting violence against law enforcement officers. "Not one time have I ever said let's act violent toward cops," James told reporters after a game Tuesday. "I just said what's going on in our community is not okay. And we fear for that, and we fear for our lives. It's something that we go through every single day as a black man, a black woman, and a black kid and a black girl, we fear...
    LeBron James has often used his platform to be a voice for the victims of police brutality and social injustice but on Tuesday he came out to defend himself against critics who have accused the Los Angeles Lakers star of inciting acts of violence against members of law enforcement. After losing 114-106 to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, James was asked about suggestions that he, and others who publicly speak out against police brutality, were responsible for the ambush shooting of two sheriff’s deputies in California earlier this month. COLBY COVINGTON SAYS LEBRON JAMES COULDN’T ‘LAST 10 SECONDS WITH ME’ AFTER NBA PLAYERS JUMP TO STAR’S DEFENSE “I’ve never in my 35 years ever...
    Four Louisiana police officers have been charged with negligent homicide and malfeasance after a video released in June showed the officers beating a Black man who later died, the Root reports. Hide The footage, originally released by KSLA News, shows the officers attempting to arrest 44-year-old Tommie McGlothen in April. The video shows the officers kick, punch, tase, and shove McGlothen, who witnesses say “was not acting right mentally.” Hide After McGlothen died, the four officers told McGlothen’s family that he died of a heart attack, per the Root. The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, which did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment, announced Friday that Treona McCarter, Brian Ross, D’Marea Johnson, and James LeClare were...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has a stern message for the anti-police activists who wished for the deaths of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were ambushed while sitting in their patrol vehicle over the weekend. What's the background?As TheBlaze reported, shortly after the deputies were ambushed Saturday night, alleged Black Lives Matter activists stormed the hospital where the deputies were taken for emergency surgery. Witnesses said they saw the protesters attempt to block hospital entrances and exists. Meanwhile, numerous social media videos showed the anti-police activists telling law enforcement officers outside the hospital that they hoped the injured officers would die; others even threatened that they would kill every police officer "one by one."What did Villanueva say?During...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A retired Baltimore Police Department deputy commissioner who supervised the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force said he had no idea about the officers’ crimes or the public affairs complaints against them. During testimony Monday in front of the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing, Dean Palmere said he never saw any red flags with the task force and no one ever asked him after the indictments why he thought things went so horribly wrong. Palmere added he wasn’t aware of corruption in the elite unity until days before officers were federally indicted. Former Baltimore Police Department Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere testifies in front of the Committee to Restore Trust in Policing on September 14, 2020. “We look...
    Two British Police Officers guard the entrance to the arena of a Summer Fair (file photo). RFStock/Getty Images  A 19-year-old was fined £10,000 ($13,000) in the UK after Nottinghamshire Police said he held a 50-person party at his home in Lenton on Friday. COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in the UK, and gatherings of more than 30 people indoors were banned at the time of the party. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper told Sky News that the teen, who has not been publicly named, "deliberately flouted the rules without a care for anyone else". Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 19-year-old man in the United Kingdom was fined £10,000 ($13,000) after police said he...
    Rochester city officials claim the head of the police union lied about when he received the bodycam footage of Daniel Prude's suffocation death that has led to week-long protests in New York's third-largest city.  The city published the emails on Thursday showing that Police Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo was sent the bodycam footage back in April. Mazzeo had said that he saw the bodycam video of the 41-year-old black man's encounter with police for the first time last week when his family released it publicly. The emails, obtained by WROC, show he was included on email chains dating back to April that included the footage.  Mazzeo is standing by his previous comments that he hadn't previously seen the footage. ...
    Six days after an autistic three-year-old boy was reported missing from his Ohio home, police recovered his body in the pool of the apartment complex where his family live.  The Toledo Police Department announced on Wednesday that Braylen Noble was found at the Hunter's Ridge Apartments swimming pool on Gibraltar Heights Drive, which had been searched multiple times by numerous law enforcement officials since the toddler's disappearance on Friday.  'It’s common practice in police investigations, once an area is searched, if nothing found, to go back and revisit that search area and see if anything was missed,' said Toledo police Lt. Kellie Lenhardt, according to 13abc. 'But we do want to reiterate that the area was searched numerous times by...
    Officer Aaron Brown was fired in 2018 after he was also accused of messaging about 'intentionally damaging property while executing search warrants' A New Hampshire police chief is refusing to reinstate a fired cop accused of sending racist messages about shooting black people to his wife on his work cellphone after an arbitrator said he should get his job back.  Officer Aaron Brown was fired in 2018 after he was also accused of messaging about 'intentionally damaging property while executing search warrants'; an investigation into that claim by the Strafford County Attorney's Office said there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges.  Then in August last year an arbitrator said Brown should get his job back, arguing his punishment...
    Naomi Osaka has kept the spotlight on police brutality during the US Open by wearing masks bearing the names of high-profile victims of gun violence. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports Naomi Osaka has kept the spotlight on police brutality in the United States by wearing masks printed with the names of high-profile victims of gun violence during each round of this year's US Open. So far, she's donned masks bearing the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Trayvon Martin, and Ahmaud Arbery. After her quarterfinal victory Tuesday, Osaka watched video messages of Martin's mother and Arbery's father thanking the two-time Grand Slam champion for raising awareness about violence against Black people. Though she was smiling and composed...
    Michael Reinoehl is seen during a protest in front of Mayor Ted Wheeler's residence Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland last week, was killed Thursday, Sept. 3, as investigators moved in to arrest him, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press. Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Lacey, Wash., the official said. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, the official said. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP Michael Reinoehl, who is suspected of fatally shooting Aaron Danielson in Portland, Oregon,...
    (CNN)In the hours leading up to Daniel Prude's fatal encounter with police in Rochester, New York, the 41-year-old was making suicidal statements and threw himself down a flight of stairs, his brother said.Joe Prude is seen in police body camera footage telling a police officer about Daniel's erratic behavior after his brother arrived in New York from Chicago on March 22.The footage, provided to CNN by attorneys for the Prude family, shows Joe talking with an officer shortly after 3 a.m. on March 23.Joe Prude said he called police after Daniel suddenly ran from his home and he was worried his brother may have been hit by a train passing nearby.Daniel Prudes daughter says her dad was not the animal...
    Investigation Discovery Close up of Maxine Farrell during the filming of Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster Robert Hansen is the latest serial killer to be featured on Investigation Discovery’s serial killer week. In The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster, dozens of investigators, survivors, and family/friends of the victims talk about his killing spree in Alaska in the 1970s and 1980s. The special premieres Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ID. Ahead of the special, here’s what you need to know about how Hansen was caught and finally arrested. Maxine Farrell Was The First Cop To Suspect A Serial Killer Robert Hansen (The Butcher Baker) – Crime DocumentaryRobert Christian Hansen (February 15, 1939 –...
    Mississippi poised to pick new flag after dropping Confederate emblem Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic A teary-eyed Donovan Mitchell said the pain of the Jazzs brutal playoff loss is nothing compared to victims of police brutality © via NBA TV Donovan Mitchell in his Game 7 postgame press conference. via NBA TV Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz lost a close Game 7 to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday and were eliminated from the playoffs. After the game, Mitchell, teary-eyed, said the pain of the loss was nothing compared to the families who had experienced police brutality. Social justice reform has been a major part of the NBA bubble, and Mitchell said he was happy...
    Donovan Mitchell in his Game 7 postgame press conference. via NBA TV Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz lost a close Game 7 to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday and were eliminated from the playoffs. After the game, Mitchell, teary-eyed, said the pain of the loss was nothing compared to the families who had experienced police brutality. Social justice reform has been a major part of the NBA bubble, and Mitchell said he was happy players could communicate their message during games. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Utah Jazz were knocked out of the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets in brutal fashion on Tuesday. After blowing a 3-1 series lead, the Jazz climbed back from...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Vice President Mike Pence stated that while 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden mouthed criticism of violence in the streets, “he very quickly criticized law enforcement. He described an unwarranted police shooting, while an investigation is still going on.” Pence said, “Yesterday, we heard Joe Biden kind of mouth words against violence in the streets, but then he very quickly criticized law enforcement. He described an unwarranted police shooting, while an investigation is still going on. He never mentioned Antifa. He never mentioned the radical left mobs that have been tearing asunder and setting fire to many of our major cities over the last three months. And...
    Always seeking a new low, Donald Trump compared the police shooting of Jacob Blake to a missed golf putt in his interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot Blake seven times in the back at close range as he tried to get into his car. To Trump, this shows that police “can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple―or a choker,” he said. “Y’know a choker. They choke.” And Donald Trump has one context for choking. ”Shooting the guy, shooting the guy in the back many times, I mean, couldn’t you have done something different? Couldn’t you have wrestled him? You know, I mean, in the meantime, he might’ve been going...
    The man under investigation for the fatal shooting a member of a right-wing counter-protester in Portland on Saturday had previously said that he is “100 percent Antifa,” The Oregonian reported. Antifa is a loose collection of left-wing demonstrators whose scope and threat level is a matter of dispute. On Saturday, a caravan of hundreds of vehicles driven by people supporting President Donald Trump rolled through Portland, the city that has been the scene of protests almost nightly since the death of George Floyd on May 25. Trump has repeatedly excoriated the city and its leadership for the “lawlessness.” At about 8:45 p.m., after most of the Trump supporters had left, shots rang out, and people in the area fled the...
    A 51-year-old white male was the victim of an unprovoked stabbing at an AutoZone on August 25. The victim was in critical condition following the attack, but is now expected to recover. The suspect in the case, 19-year-old Jayvon Hatchett, a black male, told police he targeted the suspect, a store employee, because of his white skin, WRBL reports. Hatchett reportedly told police he “felt the need to find a white male to kill” after watching videos of “police brutality” on social media. During court testimony, Columbus Police Sgt. R.S. Mills said “that when he [asked] Hatchett why he stabbed the AutoZone employee, Hatchett said he ‘felt the need to find a white male to kill’ after watching videos of...
    People march in support of Jacob Blake and his family to the Kenosha County Courthouse on August 29, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images Members of Riot Kitchen, an organization that provides free meals to protesters based in Seattle, were arrested in Kenosha on Wednesday, NBC News reported.  Nine people were arrested for disorderly conduct by the Kenosha Police Department and US Marshals after they received a tip about "several suspicious vehicles without of state plates," authorities said. The crew members were released on Friday on bond. Riot Kitchen released a statement highlighting that they were not in Kenosha to "incite violence" and that the organization "has always been and will always be about feeding people." Visit...
    The Kenosha County sheriff said in 2018 that a group of black theft suspects ‘need to disappear’ and should be ‘warehoused’ so they wouldn’t have children as he faces calls for his resignation over his handling of the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Sheriff David Beth apologized in late January 2018 for comments that he made at a news briefing after his deputies arrested four adults and a minor - all of whom are black. The five were taken into custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase. Deputies were in pursuit of the suspects who allegedly stole some $4,800 worth of clothing from a Tommy Hilfiger store in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. In 2018, Kenosha...
    (CNN)A Wisconsin sheriff who has led the response to protests over the Jacob Blake shooting previously made some inflammatory comments involving Black suspects.Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth addressed reporters in January 2018 following the arrests of five people for shoplifting at a Tommy Hilfiger outlet store in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and a high-speed chase that led to their arrests.At least four of the suspects were Black, according to jail records. The fifth suspect was a minor, the sheriff's department said in a statement."I'm to the point that I think society has to come to a threshold where there's some people that aren't worth saving," Beth said at the news conference a day after the incident, according to CNN affiliate WTMJ....
    CDC clarifies surprise guidelines that people without COVID-19 symptoms dont need testing French grocer Carrefour has agreed to buy 172 stores in Spain, cementing its place as countrys second-biggest supermarket chain The reigning WNBA Coach of the Year said there would be more outrage if Jacob Blake was a dog in an emotional interview before the players strike © AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Reigning WNBA Coach of the Year, James Wade, had an emotional conversation with members of the press prior to WNBA players' decision to boycott games in protest of police violence. Wade — a 45-year-old Black man and head coach of the Chicago Sky — said players "are actually speaking for someone...
    AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Reigning WNBA Coach of the Year, James Wade, had an emotional conversation with members of the press prior to WNBA players' decision to boycott games in protest of police violence. Wade — a 45-year-old Black man and head coach of the Chicago Sky — said players "are actually speaking for someone like me," by striking. "If Jacob Blake was a dog, and the police were to shoot him seven times in the same spot, we would have a lot more people up in arms," Wade said Wednesday. "So what does that tell you about my value?" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chicago Sky head coach James Wade says he knows "how valued...
    The White House correspondent for PBS has come under fire from supporters of President Trump after she tweeted that a GOP House candidate paralyzed from the waist down stood up on stage at the Republican National Convention as a ‘direct rebuke’ to athletes protesting police brutality. Yamiche Alcindor, who is also a contributor to NBC News and MSNBC, was live-tweeting while covering the third night of the convention on Wednesday when it was Madison Cawthorn’s turn to speak. In June, Cawthorn, 25, made national headlines when he unexpectedly beat real estate agent Lynda Bennett, a Trump-backed candidate, to win the Republican nomination for former House Rep. Mark Meadows’ seat. Meadows was representing North Carolina’s 11th congressional district when he gave...
    WNBA players are striking to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man whom police officers shot seven times in the back on Sunday. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images WNBA players are striking to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officers shot seven times in the back Sunday. After players announced their decision with a powerful display of unity on national television, they gathered for a candlelight vigil inside the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. WNBPA President Nneka Ogwumike, New York Liberty star Layshia Clarendon, Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer, and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke about the night's events. "I just want to say how...
    An image of Rusten Sheskey shared by the Kenosha Police Department on Facebook in 2014. Facebook/Kenosha Police Department The police officer who shot Jacob Blake was named as Rusten Sheskey by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday. Sheskey was made an officer with the Kenosha Police Department on April 1, 2013. Before that he worked as an officer at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. On March 11, 2017, Sheskey was suspended one for one day without pay, after "violating department policies and procedures" to do with vehicles. In a 2019 local news interview, he said of being an officer "you're dealing with people on perhaps the worst day of their lives and you can try and help...
    Jacob Blake, the black man shot in the back seven times by Wisconsin police sparking national outrage and heated protests, was armed with a knife, the Wisconsin Attorney General revealed Wednesday. Officers tried to subdue him with a taser before opening fire as they responded to a 911 call at the scene.  Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, was shot multiple times in the back by Kenosha officers responding to a dispute at the scene on Sunday evening.  Video of the shooting soonafter emerged on social media, where it sparked outrage and fueled bloody protests in the streets of the city denouncing police brutality and racism.   Jacob Blake lies on the street after he got shot following a police...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Yaser Abdel Said, a capital murder suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of his two teenaged daughters Amina and Sarah, was taken into custody without incident today in Justin by the FBI’s Dallas Field Office. Said was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on December 4, 2014. Said is currently in federal custody and will soon be transferred to Dallas County. Said took his daughters Amina (18) and Sarah (17) for a ride in his taxicab on January 1, 2008, under the guise of taking them to get something to eat. He drove them to Irving, where he allegedly shot both girls inside the taxicab. They both died of multiple gunshot wounds. At...
    Trader Joe's Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are investigating the shooting death of Danny Buckley, a 61-year-old disabled Black man, outside a Trader Joe's on Saturday. Jace Boyd, a 24-year-old white man, "advised that he shot Buckley," according to a police report viewed by Vice News. Still, detectives questioned Boyd and let him go. It wasn't until Tuesday that they issued an arrest warrant. Attorneys for the Buckley family accused Boyd of perpetrating a hate crime and asked if the police would've released a Black man who had gunned down a white person. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A white man who told police officers he was responsible for the fatal shooting of...
    @yemacalif/ Instagram Police in Tiburon, California demanded a Black-owned clothing store owner prove that he owned his establishment while he was putting out inventory at 1 a.m on Sunday. Video of the incident was posted on Instagram and shows the exchange between Yema Khalif and a Tiburon police supervisor.  Khalif told a local news outlet that he felt "racially profiled" by the officer's actions.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Black clothing store owner in California said he felt "racially profiled" when a police supervisor asked him to show identification and prove he owned his store. On Sunday, Yema Khalif was working late putting out new inventory in the store in Tiburon, California —which is about...
    Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has refused offers for additional law enforcement help in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where multiple people were shot and killed Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said according to numerous reports. Evers activated a “limited mobilization” of National Guard troops Monday and then increased the number to 250 Tuesday, but chaos ensued in Kenosha, where Jacob Blake was shot by police Sunday, resulting in deadly violence during the riots. Evers reportedly turned down offers of federal help additional to the National Guard already in Kenosha, which Meadows was not optimistic would help counter the violence, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. KENOSHA, WI – AUGUST 24: A police armored vehicle patrols an intersection on August...
    JACOB "Jake" Blake said "I'm sorry about this" as his mom visited him in hospital after the Kenosha police shooting. His mom, Julia Jackson, relayed her encounter with her son during a press conference outside of Kenosha County Courthouse, Wisconsin, on Tuesday. 2Jacob Blake was shot at least seven times in front of his kids Credit: Facebook 2His mom, Julia Jackson, spoke with reporters on Tuesday Most read in NewsDUMPED IN RUBBISHMom 'slits four-year-old daughter's throat & throws body in trash can'GUNNED DOWNHomeowner with ‘long-range rifle’ shoots at BLM protesters, ‘injuring one’Breaking‘HOLES IN BELLY’Dad shot by cop is paralyzed from waist down & needs miracle to walk again'EXTREME'Child killer 'suffered most excruciating feelings known to man' during executionTRAGIC DISCOVERYMissing mom...
    Pro-life activist Abby Johnson, who is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, said in a now-deleted June video that police would be "smart" to racially profile her son because of his brown skin, according to Vice News. Johnson posted the video in June, not long after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May kicked off a series of nationwide race riots.What did she say?Johnson said she would be fine with police officers treating her minority son differently than her white sons because of crime and prison statistics."Statistically, I look at our prison population and I see that there is a disproportionately high number of African-American males in our prison population for crimes,...
    An activist scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention once said she wouldn't be mad if law enforcement interacted with her biracial son differently than how they would with her white children. Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood employee-turned-anti-abortion activist who will speak at the RNC on Tuesday, said in a video she posted on YouTube in June that a police officer racially profiling her adopted biracial son, Jude, would be "smart," according to the Daily Caller. She said in the now-deleted video that she doesn't get mad at the idea because she prioritizes "statistics over emotion." “Statistically, I look at our prison population, and I see that there is a disproportionately high number of African American males in our...
    Anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson is among the extremists who is being featured at the 2020 Republican National Convention this week. Johnson has been sharing her far-right views on YouTube, and in a 15-minute video she posted in late June, she is seen encouraging police officers to racially profile her biracial adopted son, Jude, in the future. Johnson, who is white, is seen in the video saying, “Right now, Jude is an adorable, perpetually tan-looking little brown boy. But one day, he’s going to grow up — and he’s going to be a tall, probably sort of large, intimidating-looking-maybe brown man. And my other boys are probably gonna look like nerdy white guys.” In the video, Johnson — a former Planned...
    A police officer grabs at Blake's shirt as Blake goes to get in his car in this still taken from a social media video. Twitter Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot several times in the back on Sunday by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His uncle, Justin Blake, told CNN that the graphic video, which has been splashed across news channels and social media, "literally took my breath away." It is a "God-awful thing" to watch someone you love being fired at by law enforcement officers, who are supposed to protect and serve citizens, he said. Jacob Blake's family is in shock after receiving a "phone call you don't want to get," but is praying for...
    Jacob Blake lies on the street after he got shot following a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., August 23, 2020 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Incident Response/Reuters Jacob Blake was shot at least seven times by Kenosha police officers on Sunday after they were called in to investigate a "domestic incident." Blake was rushed to a Milwaukee hospital where he endured surgery to save his life.  Blake's father told Chicago Sun-Times, his son is paralyzed from the waist down.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jacob Blake's father said his son could potentially have permanent injuries after being shot at least seven times by Kenosha law enforcement officers on Sunday. Blake...
    (CBS DETROIT) – On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed to WWJ on Monday that she’s not ready to open gyms or movie theaters anytime soon. Whitmer said in her interview with WWJ, like everybody she is eager to get things more open and is hopeful there can be some reengagement, but wasn’t in a position to announce anything. “We’ve taken great steps. Michigan is in a stronger position than a lot of other states but our numbers are still north of 30 cases per million per day and that is very concerning. And so as we are watching the science and working on the protocols, I’m hopeful we can do some reengagement, but we’re not in a position to announce...
    A police officer grabs at Blake's shirt as Blake goes to get in his car in this still taken from a social media video. Twitter Three kids sat in the back of Jacob Blake's car while Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot at him seven times, according to Blake's attorney Ben Crump. One of the kids was celebrating a birthday, a man who identified as Blake's friend told a local news reporter. Blake is reportedly in stable condition at the hospital. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jacob Blake, a Black man Wisconsin police shot at least seven times in the back on Sunday, had his kids in the car. One of them was reportedly celebrating a birthday....
    President Trump on Sunday urged Democratic leaders to ask the government to crack down on protesters in their cities and “we will solve problem fast!” “These riots are an antigovernment movement from the Left that are all in Democrat run cities. The mayors have got to let their police do what they know how to do,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Would be very easy to suppress or, call in the Federal Government. We will solve problem fast! @foxandfriends” On Saturday, Trump said he was poised to send in the National Guard to stop demonstrations that have been continuing across the country since George Floyd’s death at the hand of Minneapolis police officers in May. The posting followed another...
    President Trump on Sunday urged Democratic leaders to ask the government to crack down on protesters in their cities and “we will solve problem fast!” “These riots are an antigovernment movement from the Left that are all in Democrat run cities. The mayors have got to let their police do what they know how to do,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Would be very easy to suppress or, call in the Federal Government. We will solve problem fast! @foxandfriends” On Saturday, Trump said he was poised to send in the National Guard to stop demonstrations that have been continuing across the country since George Floyd’s death at the hand of Minneapolis police officers in May. The posting followed another night...
    The man who was beaten unconscious by Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, last week said it took 10 minutes for police to arrive after he sustained two black eyes and injuries to his ribs and legs. Adam Haner crashed his pickup truck on a sidewalk near a BLM demonstration in the Northwest city last Sunday evening before he was pulled from the vehicle and beaten. Portland has been the site of daily and nightly protests and clashes with law enforcement since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.  Adam Haner (right) was with his girlfriend, Tammie Martin (left), when he was beaten unconscious by a mob of Black Lives Matter...
    A scratch-off lottery ticket dispenser is displayed at this RaceWay store in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Associated Press/Rogelio V. Solis A Florida man was arrested this week after trying to cash in one of the 13 scratch-off lottery tickets at the same store police alleged he stole it from. Herbert McClellan went to a Speedway store in Clearwater Beach to cash in the $30 ticket, according to a statement from the Clearwater Police Department. McClellan is charged with petit theft and dealing in stolen property, police said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Florida police arrested a man this week for attempting to cash in a winning scratch-off ticket at the same convenience store he...
    Authorities searching a root cellar in Oklahoma did not find any clues leading to the remains of two girls who disappeared in 1999. Ronnie Busick, 68, pleaded guilty last month to a reduced charge of accessory to murder in the December deaths of Danny and Kathy Freeman, their daughter, Ashley Freeman, and her friend Laura Bible. The girls were both 16.   Busick told authorities that he told the Bible family that 'there's a 75 per cent chance the girls' remains are in the root cellar on Ethel Drive in the Tar Creek area of Ottawa County, the Tulsa World reports.  Authorities searched a root cellar on a tip that it contained the remains of Ashley Freeman, left, and Laura Bible....
    A man who complained a Long Island camp was violating COVID-19 social distancing guidelines then made a terrorist threat to the camp, police announced. It happened on Monday, Aug. 17 at about 5:20 p.m. in Inwood. Police were responding for a complaint regarding a violation of social distancing at Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island children’s camp after a call was made by Nicola Pelle, 58, of Inwood, Nassau County Police said. While police were en route, Pelle called again and threatened to get a gun and shoot the individuals at the location if the police didn’t get there, according to police. During the investigation, Pelle identified himself as the caller and he was placed under arrest without incident, police said. Subsequent...
    American Airlines aircrafts seen at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A woman was arrested and charged with assault after striking an American Airlines employee who prevented her from boarding a connecting flight due unless she wore a face mask, NBC News reported. Yolanda Yarbrough became "irate" and "struck" the employee in the face, the airline and Phoenix police told NBC News. Yarbrough has since been banned from American Airlines. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman was arrested and charged with assault after she struck an American Airlines employee who barred her from boarding a connecting flight because she wasn't wearing a face mask, NBC News reported.   An American Airlines...
    A man who called 911 on Wednesday and falsely claimed to be holding people hostage inside the Los Angeles home of a prominent Black Lives Matter leader told the LAPD dispatcher that he was there to send a message. “Why are you holding them hostage?” the dispatcher asked, according to audio of the 911 call reviewed by The Times on Thursday. “To send a message,” the caller said. “What’s the message?” the dispatcher asked. “BLM is a bunch of retards,” the man said. LAPD officers quickly descended on the block, near Crenshaw, and surrounded the home. Inside, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles co-founder Melina Abdullah began live streaming on Instagram, saying she had no idea why the police were...
    Outgoing Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best speaks at a press conference on August 11, 2020, explaining her sudden resignation. KING 5 Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best explained why she was retiring at a Tuesday morning press conference.  Best announced her retirement on Monday, hours after the City Council voted to defund her department by $3.5 million, but she said her decision to leave "is not about the money."  "It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers — the men and women who work so hard, day in and day out," Best said at the Tuesday press conference.  The $3.5 million cuts make up less than 1% of the police department's $409 million annual budget,...
    Harrowing police body camera footage shows how a noise complaint in Arizona turned into a fatal police shooting where a man playing video games was shot in the back seconds after opening his front door. On May 21 around 10pm Phoenix police knocked on the door of Ryan Whitaker, 40, following a complaint about noise from an upstairs neighbor. Whitaker answered the door with a 9mmgun in hand because he heard a stranger knock on his apartment door in the middle of the night earlier that month, according to AZCentral. He had been playing video games with his girlfriend Brandee Nees when he answered the door and was killed in less than a minute.  Harrowing police body camera footage...
    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say they've arrested an aging, serial bank robber who resurfaced after apparently being silent for four years. The Washington Post reports that police in Montgomery County arrested James Clyde Wersick, 71, on Tuesday after authorities said he robbed a PNC branch in Potomac. Police said that Wersick robbed a string of banks between 2012 and 2016 and took more than $50,000. He faces 16 felony counts. His attorney during a bail review, Selena Alonzo, said that Wersick is a master electrician whose work had been drying up because of the coronavirus pandemic. She added that he suffers from chronic diabetes and colitis. Detectives said that Wersick told them in an interview that he...
    A protester is seen being arrested in Louisville, Kentucky on August 9, 2020, after the public road ban went into effect. WHAS 11 The Louisville Metro Police Department said Sunday that protesters would no longer be allowed to march on public streets, and must stick to the sidewalks.  A police spokesperson said the restrictions were in response to increasingly "aggressive behavior" by protesters over the past week.  Protests have taken place in the Kentucky city every night for more than 70 days, in response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in her home. A handful of people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct and obstructing the roadway Sunday night after the new restrictions went into place....
    The Minneapolis Charter Commission wisely, if unpredictably, told the Minneapolis City Council that its plan to reimagine public safety was not ready to go on the ballot this November. Predictably, this was met with outrage from the activist class who insisted the delay was an example of democracy denied. Jeremiah Ellison, for example, a council member in favor of abolishing the police department to be replaced by a Department of Happy Thoughts and Good Wishes, said of the commission’s decision, “this is not democracy. In a democracy the people decide. But I guess today the Charter Commission decided otherwise.” Ellison is wrong. The way it works is that the charter is the city’s constitution. To amend it requires adult thinking,...
    Jeremy A. Trapp, 24, was arrested on federal criminal charges in Brooklyn Wednesday The Black Lives Matter protester who is charged with cutting the brake lines on a marked NYPD van made threats to attack the Verrazzanno Bridge and was caught with the assistance of a paid police informant, it has been revealed. Jeremy A. Trapp, 24, was arrested on federal criminal charges at his home in Brooklyn on Wednesday in relation to the July 17 attack on an NYPD van in the Sunset Park neighborhood. In a newly unsealed criminal complaint, FBI investigators reveal that Trapp first met the NYPD informant at a demonstration outside the Brooklyn Criminal Court building in downtown Brooklyn on July 13. Trapp told...
    YouTube The shooting scene The rapper FBG Duck was shot in a triple shooting along Chicago’s famed Gold Coast, according to a former Chicago mayoral candidate, Ja’Mal Green, and graphic videos and photos that emerged from the scene. Authorities, who have not yet confirmed the victim’s identity, held a press conference at the scene shortly afterwards. In it, they revealed that a 26-year-old Black man had died after four gunmen rode up in two vehicles. The press conference was interrupted by hecklers, according to Fox 32 journalist Tia Ewing, who shared their photos on Twitter. Ewing reported that a man who was watching the press conference clapped and another man said he hoped the person who was shot...
    Bill Maher, the longtime political satirist and host of HBO’s Real Time, harbors an Ahab-like obsession with “cancel culture”—the theory that prominent “politically incorrect” (to borrow his catchphrase) or “controversial” folks are being pushed out of their jobs by bad-faith online mobs. This likely stems from the time when, six days after the 9/11 attacks, Maher eventually had his show Politically Incorrect canceled by Sinclair after calling the terrorists involved “not cowardly” for “staying in the airplane when it hits the building,” a statement that had come on the heels of Maher comparing his dogs to “retarded children.” In a matter of months, however, he was given a brand-new show by HBO, which he’s hosted for the last 17...
    VALLEJO — The city’s police chief announced Friday that he was launched an independent investigation into allegations that some Vallejo officers would bend their badges to mark a person they killed in the line of duty. In a news release Friday afternoon, Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams said he heard from two people within the police department “that badge-bending has occurred.” “As a result of these very troubling and disturbing allegations, I’ve asked for an independent outside investigation to be completed by a third party,” Williams said in a written statement. The announcement comes days after Williams said he was launching an inquiry into the matter, and would up the ante if evidence was found suggesting the allegations were true....
    An autopsy report released Wednesday by a medical examiner in Argentina revealed that a man died of suffocation after a police officer knelt on his neck while trying to arrest him. Walter Ceferino Nadal was accused of stealing a hat by a supermarket employee June 24 in the northwestern city of San Miguel de Tucumán.  Officer Jessica Gómez, who was near the store, requested backup after learning about the alleged incident. She chased after the 43-year-old man before she was joined by five other cops, including two who were able to bring him down to the ground before he died moments later in an ambulance. The lead prosecutor in the case, Adriana Giannoni, ordered an autopsy after the original police...
    Portland's police union president is calling for an investigation into comments made by a city commissioner who alleged officers may have sparked fires and lied about the damage sustained during weeks of protests and clashes between authorities and demonstrators. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine that was published July 22, City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty questioned statements by the Portland Police Bureau over the ongoing protests that have frequently turned into riots. “I am old enough to remember that during the civil rights movement, the police had provocateurs…intentionally added to the group to do disruptive stuff,” she said. "I have no doubt in my mind, I believe with all my heart, that that is what Portland police are doing." FEDERAL AGENTS TO BEGIN LEAVING PORTLAND’S DOWNTOWN:...
    Getty Images/Tommaso Boddi/FilmMagic Tiffany Haddish recently said she was unsure if she wanted to have children due to racism. "Knowing that they're gonna be hunted or killed. Like, why would I put someone through that?" Haddish said during an appearance on Carmelo Anthony's YouTube series. Racism affects Black people's mortality through police brutality and inequities in healthcare, education, employment, and more. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Comedian Tiffany Haddish recently revealed that she's unsure if motherhood is in her future, and racism has played a role in her uncertainty. During an appearance on former NBA player Carmelo Anthony's YouTube series "What's in Your Glass," Haddish, 40, said that people often ask her when she's having children....
    The Portland protester dubbed 'Naked Athena' for her nude confrontation with armed police has revealed how her display was unplanned and felt like 'being in the eye of the storm'. The woman, who said her name was Jen and she was a sex worker in her 30s, told how she was inspired to strip off to confront the officers after being affronted by their 'macho' stances.   'There wasn't planning and a lot of thought going into it,' she told the 'Unrefined Sophisticates' podcast. A protester dubbed 'Naked Athena' has been revealed as a woman in her thirties named Jen    'There was what felt like to me a very deep feminine place in myself that felt provoked.'  'All the...
    A driver was detained after he allegedly shot and killed a man after driving through a protest in downtown Austin on Saturday evening, police said. According to multiple witnesses, the incident began when the driver honked at protesters, then sped down Congress Avenue and drove through the crowd, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The driver then appeared to hit an orange barrier and come to a stop. Multiple armed protesters approached the car, at which point the driver fired several shots before speeding away, witnesses said. They added that several of the protesters returned fire as the driver made his escape, with police confirming at least two people opened fire. Garrett Foster, 28, was shot and killed. AMERICAN PROTESTS: DEMONSTRATIONS, VIOLENT...
    Seattle protesters set fire to a youth detention center and a police precinct Saturday as they went on a rampage through the city and a Wall of Moms and Vets have taken to the streets to protect demonstrators from law enforcement. Cops declared the protest a riot Saturday afternoon as firefighters fought to tackle the raging flames billowing out of a construction area near the King County Juvenile Detention Facility at 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street.  Around 2,000 descended on the city as protests that had tempered in Seattle following the dismantling of the CHOP zone earlier this month have inflamed once more, after Donald Trump said he was sending in federal troops as part of his sweeping law and...
    A Big Lake man accused of killing his mother was arrested Thursday morning, officials say. The Big Lake Police Department and Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a Big Lake residence this morning. The caller said that his 20-year-old son was at the residence and had indicated that he had just killed his mother, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Officials found a dead woman upon entering the residence. Her identification has yet to be released by the medical examiner’s office. Eric Jordahl, 20, was arrested at the scene. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division, Anoka County Crime Lab, and Big Lake Police Department processed the scene. Further information about the ongoing investigation...
    A statue of Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army, was toppled overnight and broke into two pieces in Roanoke, Va., police said Thursday. Preliminary investigation and evidence indicated that the monument was damaged intentionally, the Roanoke Police Department said in a statement. RICHMOND'S CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS STATUE DISMANTLED, LATEST MONUMENTS TO COME DOWN The toppling of the Lee monument comes as the local city council was weighing the decision to remove the statue permanently from its place across the street from City Hall. “It is unfortunate that this has occurred in light of the Council having initiated the process provided in State Code to facilitate the lawful removal and relocation of the monument," City Manager Bob Cowell...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police have charged a reporter with offences including one punishable by up to 15 days in jail, a court said on Thursday, after an incident in June in which he alleged a police officer broke his arm. Two policemen detained David Frenkel, a reporter for Mediazona news, at a polling station in St Petersburg during a nationwide reform vote where he said he had gone to check for possible voting violations. As a police officer pinned his arm back, Frenkel screamed in pain and a crack could be heard in footage of the incident. He underwent surgery for a broken arm afterwards. Frenkel has pressed for state investigators to open a criminal case, alleging counts of...
    WESTPORT (CBS) — A Northboro man is facing charges for allegedly coughing at a Westport police officer and claiming he had the coronavirus. The officer was writing him a parking ticket Tuesday at West Beach just before 4 p.m. Officer Sarah Zielinski said that 29-year-old Steven Lesnikowski was “yelling and swearing” at her when she refused to tear up a citation for parking in a residents-only area. “When she went to hand him the citation, he coughed in her direction and then stated he had the Corona Virus and now she had it too,” Westport police said in a statement. Zielinski said she watched Lesnikowski throw his ticket into the street and drive away. According to police, Lesnikowski called the...
    Variety Twitch streamer Sweet Anita told her followers that she has received numerous death threats and that the police are not helping her. Hide In a series of tweets over the last week, she recounted how a stalker has been harassing her for over a year now. The stalker even allegedly moved to her town to be closer to her. Hide Last year, she reported that the stalker came to her town, found out where she lived, and slept outside of her house. The stalker was arrested after assaulting her while wielding a knife. But the police eventually released the man despite statements from her and her friend. Anita tweeted a comment that he left on one of...
    WASHINGTON PARK — Against the backdrop of a fenced-in George Washington statue, the young Black activist allegedly assaulted by a Chicago police officer Friday said she would not be deterred by efforts to humiliate, threaten and defame her. Miracle Boyd, a member of GoodKids MadCity (GKMC), was recording the arrest of another activist during Friday’s Grant Park protest when two police offers approached her. One of them then struck her in the face, in what she believes was an attempt to stop her from filming. The incident left her with a bloodied mouth and a missing tooth. The rising DePaul University freshman was joined by rapper Vic Mensa and fellow GoodKids MadCity members at a rally in Washington Park...
    Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are expected to walk off the job Monday in more than two dozen U.S. cities to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed the "Strike for Black Lives," labor unions, along with social and racial justice organizations from New York City to Los Angeles, will participate in a range of planned actions. Where work stoppages are not possible for a full day, participants will either picket during a lunch break or observe moments of silence to honor Black lives lost to police violence, organizers said. "We are ... building a country where Black lives matter in every aspect of society — including...
    A Navy veteran who was pepper-sprayed and beaten by federal officers in viral video says he showed up to the Portland protest to talk — but ended up leaving with a broken hand. Portland resident Christopher David said he was inspired to head downtown to check out the protests — which have been raging for at least 51 consecutive nights — after seeing news reports of the violent clashes between demonstrators and police, the Washington Post reported. see also Protester appears unfazed by baton beating, pepper spray in wild video A thick-skinned Portland protester appears to endure a flurry of... The former member of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps, 53, also wanted to ask the federal agents about...
    (CNN)Three Florida friends who planned to go fishing late Friday evening were found killed after one of them attempted to call his father for help, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news conference. "These folks appear to be beaten and shot," the sheriff said. "I've been to a lot of murder scenes in my life and this ranks among the worst I've been to." The sheriff's office identified the three victims as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27. Judd said officers believe there were likely multiple suspects. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd spoke in a new conference about the triple homicideOne of the victims, likely Tillman, arrived at the scene first and was killed...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man charged with shooting at police during protests last month told a co-worker that he “emptied a whole clip” on officers after his sister was hit with a rubber bullet while holding a baby. An arrest affidavit released Friday in the criminal case against 28-year-old Henry Parker says he admitted to the co-worker that he’d fired on officers early on June 2 but told her “don't tell on me," The Wichita Eagle reports. Parker, who has denied any involvement in the shooting, is charged with 19 counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer and one count of criminal possession of a weapon...
    Las Vegas police arrested a 28-year-old man who they say livestreamed himself goading a homeless man into doing a backflip for $6. Facebook A homeless man died of a spinal injury 10 days after he was goaded into doing a backflip for $6, Las Vegas police said. Police arrested a 28-year-old man who had livestreamed the entire incident and could be heard telling viewers he offered the man cash for the stunt. Keonte Jones was booked into a local jail on July 14 on a felony charge of willfully disregarding a person's safety, according to police. The homeless man's family launched a GoFundMe account to raise money for his funeral. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Police...
    As the reports of domestic abuse soar around the world amid coronavirus lockdowns, frontline service providers say it's particularly hard for survivors in Russia — where domestic abuse isn't classified as a unique crime — to access help. "If they [victims] contact the police and they do nothing, then we all know that abuse will get even more severe," said Marina Pisklakova-Parker, who founded the first domestic abuse helpline in Russia in 1993 and currently runs the chuman rights organization, the Anna Center. Domestic abuse was partially decriminalized in Russia in 2017, meaning that if a husband hits a wife for the first time, and she doesn't need to be hospitalized, it's an administrative rather than a criminal offense. If a...
    A former member of the Birmingham Police Department stoked controversy on social media this week when he said he preferred “crushing ribs” to using chokeholds, which were recently banned by the city.  Hide The man, identified as Greg Hicks, responded on Facebook on Tuesday to an article about Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin banning police from using chokeholds or strangleholds. Hide “I always preferred literally crushing ribs to gain compliance anyway, rather than a safe chokehold that’ll gain compliance with little or no physical damage done,” Hicks wrote under the post. “If I’m gonna have to do paperwork on you, you’re gonna earn it.” Social media users unearthed a photo of Hicks wearing a police uniform and called for his...
    An Arkansas police officer reportedly killed a fellow officer when he shot through his front door. The officer, identified as 33-year-old Calvin Nicholas Salyers of Alexander, Arkansas, reportedly threatened to kill Black Lives Matter protesters. What are the details? The fatal shooting of Officer Scott Hutton, 36, took place on June 3, when Hutton visited fellow officer Salyers at his home. Authorities arrived at Salyers' home after a phone call reporting that Hutton — who suffered a gunshot wound — was lying on the ground outside of the home. First responders transported Hutton to a Little Rock hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Court records show that Salyers previously told a colleague that he would...
    The governor of Missouri says President Trump has promised to "do everything he could within his powers" to shield a St. Louis couple who wielded guns at protesters in their gated community from prosecution, even as an attorney for the client says charges are imminent. Gov. Mike Parson said he spoke to Trump Tuesday and was reassured that the president-- who previously has retweeted a photo of the couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey holding up guns in front of their house in the June 28 incident--"understands the situation in Missouri." GREGG JARRETT: ARMED COUPLE WHO DEFENDED ST. LOUIS HOME WHEN THREATENED SHOULDN'T BE PROSECUTED A couple draws their firearms on protestors as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against...
    A Nebraska Jesuit university apologized Friday on behalf of a professor who tweeted that a pro-police rally in Omaha ought to be retitled a “white supremacist rally.” The July 7 tweet from Zachary B. Smith, an associate professor of theology at Creighton University, was a retweet of an article from the Omaha World-Herald titled: “‘Back the Blue’ rally in Omaha to show support for law enforcement.” Zachary B. Smith is an associate professor of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  (creighton.edu) Smith offered to “fix” the headline to read: “White supremacist rally in Omaha to showcase Midwestern racism,” according to a screenshot of the tweet from Campus Reform. The tweet drew immediate backlash, including from...
    Dubai Police HQ (Instagram) Gal Pissetzky, the lawyer for Instagram influencer Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, better known as Ray Hushpuppi, is claiming his client was “kidnapped” by the FBI. Hushpuppi and his accomplice, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Mr. Woodberry, were arrested in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates has no extradition treaty with the United States. READ MORE: Nigerian influencer nabbed for money laundering and cybercrime Pissetzky is not convinced that his client was legally extradited, and he stands by Hushpuppi’s assertions that he made his fortune as a real estate mogul and social media influencer. “There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of...
    By CALVIN WOODWARD, HOPE YEN and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump's account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true. COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic that has sickened more than 3.1 million Americans and killed more than 133,000. But repetition doesn't make for reality. The U.S. is taking a disproportionate hit from the coronavirus globally and does not have it under control. A look at how rhetoric from the past week compares with the facts on various fronts: VIRUS TRUMP:...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump’s account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true. COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic that has sickened more than 3.1 million Americans and killed more than 133,000. But repetition doesn’t make for reality. The U.S. is taking a disproportionate hit from the coronavirus globally and does not have it under control. A look at how rhetoric from the past week compares with the facts on various fronts: VIRUS TRUMP: “For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so...
    Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon left behind an apologetic will before his death. Park, 64, was found dead early Friday in a wooded hill of northern Seoul hours after he vanished amid sexual harassment allegations. Police said there were no signs of criminality at the site but declined to disclose a cause of death. Park in his letter said he felt “sorry to all people” and asked to be cremated. MISSING SEOUL MAYOR'S BODY FOUND AFTER MASSIVE SEARCH Park Won-soon (pictured in 2014) was found dead early Friday in a wooded hill of northern Seoul hours after he vanished amid sexual harassment allegations. (AP) “I feel sorry to all people. I thank everyone who has been with me in my life,” he said...
    Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin told George Floyd that his pleas for help took "a heck of a lot of oxygen" as the officer kneeled on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, newly released transcripts show. The transcripts, obtained by The Washington Post, come from the body camera footage of J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas K. Lane, two of the officers charged in connection to Floyd's death, and reveal more details about what happened between police making contact with Floyd and when Floyd was pronounced dead in the back of an ambulance. The transcripts show that Floyd was attempting to cooperate with police, but seemed to be viscerally afraid of the officers. According to the transcripts, Kueng sat Floyd, a Black man,...
    KODIE Dutcher was found dead near a highway in Wisconsin just hours after an Amber Alert was issued for her. The 10-year-old's death has since prompted many to question who her parents are, as they have not been named and did not attend their daughter's Tuesday vigil. 5 Authorities believed the 10-year-old 'ingested some medications' and was suicidalCredit: Facebook Who was Kodie Dutcher? An Amber Alert was issued Monday night after Kodie Dutcher, 10, vanished in Wisconsin. Kodie, a 4-foot-nine-inch tall girl from Wisconsin, was later found dead near a highway in Wisconsin. The grim discovery came hours after an Amber Alert was issued for Kodie, 10, who cops said "may have taken an unknown amount of pills." The young girl...
    An Oregon politician admitted that he wrote himself a racist letter after claiming he received it from an anonymous person, according to Hermiston Police. Jonathan Lopez, who was a Umatilla County commissioner candidate, claimed on social media that he received a letter in his mailbox. The letter was filled “with derogatory and racist terms,” KEPR-TV News previously reported. A criminal investigation for second-degree intimidation was launched and closed after police deemed the incident to be fake, Chief Jason Edmiston said according to KEPR-TV News. Lopez admitted that he faked the letter verbally and in a written admission, according to police. “The time spent on this fictitious claim means time lost on other matters, not to mention it needlessly adds to the...
    A white financier who called the police on a black man in Central Park and accused him of threatening her has been charged with filing a false police report.  Amy Cooper was asked in Central Park by birdwatcher Christian Cooper to put her dog on a leash, as park guidelines dictate. In a Facebook post, he claimed the dog was 'tearing through the plantings' in the Ramble area of the park, and told her she should go to another part of the park.  When she refused, he pulled out dog treats, causing her to scream at him to not come near her dog.  Amy then called the police on Christian. Amy Cooper called the police on Memorial Day after...
    Lincoln City police. Lincoln City Police Department/Facebook Police in Lincoln City, Oregon, arrested seven men on Saturday who they say were "highly intoxicated" as they taunted a Black family with racial slurs and Nazi salutes and set off illegal fireworks.  The incident happened at a beachside July 4 celebration, and the Black family told police they were intimidated by the men.  Six of the arrested men have been identified: Gennadiy Kachankov, 30; Antoliy Kachankov, 28; Andrey Zaytsev, 28; Oleg Saranchuk, 45; Ruslan Tkachenko, 22; and Yuriy Kachankov, 30.  The men face a number of charges, including disorderly conduct, interfering with police, and possession of illegal fireworks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Seven men in Oregon were...
    Drunks cannot distance themselves socially, a UK police officer warned after the country took a new step towards economic revival and allowed bars, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to reopen after last three months closed as a measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. “It is clear as water that drunkards do not respect social distance,” the president of the Police Federation, John Apter, published on the Twitter social network first thing in the morning, after spending the first night of reopening of pubs with streets crowded with people without masks or other biosafety regulations. Following this warning, the country registered 22 new deaths and 516 infected this Sunday, which confirms the decrease in the contagion and deaths curve...
    “As an African American, there is a lot I can tell you. I’ve been getting pulled over by the police ever since I started driving at 16 years old. And to this day, when I see a police car, I get nervous.” — Jason Miller, 42, football coach at Palo Alto’s Gunn High School, who along with Palo Alto High’s Nelson Gifford has been outspoken about racial injustice, with support from the district, players and families. He was describing being pulled over in his new car while going out to grab a hamburger.
    Sheriff Darryl Daniels with his deputies. Facebook/Clay County Sheriff's Office Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels warned that he would deputize "every lawful gun owner" in his county if his officers were overwhelmed by Black Lives Matter protesters.  There don't appear to be any ongoing protests in Clay County, which is just outside Jacksonville, Florida.  "The second you step out from up under the protection of the Constitution, we'll be waiting on you and give you everything you want: all the publicity, all the pain, all the glamour and glory for all that five minutes will give you," he said in the video.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A sheriff in Florida warned that he would deputize...
    (CNN)A Florida sheriff issued a strongly-worded warning to anyone who may be considering violently protesting in his county, saying he would "deputize" the county's lawful gun owners for help. "If you threaten to come to Clay County and think for one second that we'll bend our backs for you, you're sadly mistaken," Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels said in a video message posted on Facebook."Tearing up Clay County -- that's not going to be acceptable. And if we can't handle you -- you know what I'll do? I'm going to exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I'll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I'll deputize them for this one purpose --...
    A Louisiana grand jury indicted eight Shreveport police officers over the violent beating of two men who were not resisting arrest. YouTube/ArkLaTex Homepage Eight Shreveport police officers have been indicted in the beating of two men in January who had surrendered with their hands in the air. Each officer was charged with malfeasance in office, and was booked into the local jail and released on bond. Prosecutors said the officers broke one man's orbital bone and another man's nose in the beating, and punched, kicked, and tased the men. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Louisiana grand jury has indicted eight police officers, alleging that they brutally beat two men who had surrendered with their hands...
    The newest celebrity accessory isn’t a killer handbag or shiny watch. It’s telling everyone to shut up rather than discuss the toughest issue of the day. Race. It’s hard to have a national conversation on the subject when folks like Lena Dunham, Kevin Bacon and Simon Pegg keep telling us to zip it, Morton Downey, Jr. style. Read members only content for just 99¢You’ll also unlock an ad-free experience and the Daily Wire mobile app and help support the web’s best conservative commentary.Get a Reader's Pass125 days until electionDon't miss a beat of our coverage.View 2020 Election PageThe Daily WireAdvertise With UsBook our SpeakersHelp CenterContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseCareersInternshipsFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeRSS© Copyright 2020, The Daily Wire
    In a now-viral TikTok, 15-year-old Carly involuntarily shouts popular slogans used in protests against police brutality. @carly.silberman/TikTok 15-year-old Carly, a rising junior in high school, is going viral for her recent TikTok in which she opened up about her Tourette's Syndrome and shared ner newest verbal tics, which include uttering Black Lives Matter slogans.  The video, in which she refers to her neurological condition as a "Black Lives Matter activist," features Carly saying slogans used when protesting police brutality, like "A.C.A.B" and "F--- 12." The video has racked up over 7 million views from supporters, critics, and skeptics.  In follow-up posts, both Carly and her mother have explained her history with the condition and addressed skeptics' comments.  Ultimately,...
    ROME (AP) — Italian police have seized 14 tons of amphetamines, allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State group to fund extremist activities and destined for the European illegal drug market. Customs Police Col. Domenico Napolitano on Wednesday called the discovery of three shipping containers crammed with around 85 million pills, in the southern port of Salerno, the biggest amphetamine seizure ever made worldwide. Napolitano said on Italian state radio that investigators believe the drug’s production provides IS with vital revenue for its militant activities. Investigators hypothesize that amphetamine production in Europe was hampered by the pandemic lockdown, and so drug traffickers might have turned to Syria-based producers to fill the market. The amphetamines were labeled captagon, the street...
    ROME (AP) — Italian police have seized 14 tons of amphetamines, allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State group to fund extremist activities and destined for the European illegal drug market. Customs Police Col. Domenico Napolitano on Wednesday called the discovery of three shipping containers crammed with around 85 million pills, in the southern port of Salerno, the biggest amphetamine seizure ever made worldwide. Napolitano said on Italian state radio that investigators believe the drug’s production provides IS with vital revenue for its militant activities. Investigators hypothesize that amphetamine production in Europe was hampered by the pandemic lockdown, and so drug traffickers might have turned to Syria-based producers to fill the market. The amphetamines were labeled captagon,...
    By MARCELO DE SOUSA RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending. Federal police ordered the preventive detention of eight people and raided more than a dozen addresses of people linked to Gov. Wilson Lima as part of an investigation into alleged fraud in the purchase of ventilators for treating COVID-19, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The state in the northern region of the Amazon rainforest has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit. Its capital, Manaus, was devastated by the virus, with patients turned away from full intensive-care units, scores of people dying at home and the city...