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    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the military must become more diverse and provide more advancement for black service members. “Opportunity in our military must be reflective of the diverse talent in order for us to remain strong,” Army Gen. Mark Milley said during an ROTC commissioning ceremony. “Our nation is ready to fulfill the promise of our Constitution to build a more perfect union and to ensure equal justice for all people, and it is your generation that can and will bring the joint force to be truly inclusive of all people.” Milley said that while black service members fill 20% of the military’s ranks, they are underrepresented in some fields, such as senior ranks and Air Force pilots. Of the 41 four-star generals currently serving, only two are black. “We must get better,” he said. THE CIA GOES WOKE Milley pointed to the current chief...
    The Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe shot Rayshard Brooks on June 12 as the 27-year-old Black man ran away in a Wendy's parking lot. Atlanta Police Department An Atlanta Police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last year during an arrest. The department dismissed Garrett Rolfe after the incident, citing "maltreatment or unnecessary force." The city's service board ruled that his firing was unjustified and he was reinstated on Wednesday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last year was reinstated to his job on Wednesday. One day after the shooting on June 12, the Atlanta Police Department dismissed officer Garrett Rolfe after deeming that the shooting was "maltreatment or unnecessary force," a violation of the department's code. Following an appeal by Rolfe, the City of Atlanta Civil Service Board ruled that his firing was unjustified and...
    Savannah Rychcik May 5, 2021 0 Comments NBA star Lebron James seemingly regrets posting a tweet about the Columbus police officer who was involved in the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. He tweeted on Monday, “I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it. Thank you to [Fabiola Cineas] for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her.” I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it. Thank you @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her. https://t.co/Owh1vDJWXi   #sayhername #Blacklivesmatter— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 3, 2021 In his tweet, James linked to an article from Vox writer Fabiola Cineas titled, “Why they’re not saying Ma’Khia Bryant’s name.” Last month, James tweeted...
    Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from San Diego, was shot and killed when she and other Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6  The family of Ashli Babbitt say she was murdered when she was fatally shot by a police officer during the US Capitol riots - as they plan to file a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the police department.  Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from San Diego, was shot and killed when she and other Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. A police officer, who has never been identified, fired a single gunshot when Babbitt tried to climb through the broken part of a door leading to an area outside the House Chamber where lawmakers were hauled up.  Federal prosecutors decided last month not to bring charges against the officer who fired the fatal shot due to a lack of evidence. Babbitt's family, however, believe...
    FORMER Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson told two cops he was "going to take them to the gates of hell" before he got Tasered for 33 seconds, a court heard today. The ex-Villa and Manchester City striker, 48, was "kicked like a football" by a cop yelling "f***ing hit him" before he was killed, the court was told. 8West Mercia Police Constables Benjamin Monk (right) and Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith (left) arrive at Birmingham Crown Court to stand trialCredit: PA 8A police officer is accused of murdering ex-Aston Villa star Dalian AtkinsonCredit: Getty - Contributor 8Officers had been called to Atkinson’s father’s home, where they fired the TaserCredit: PA:Press Association He was allegedly Tasered for six times longer than the standand five-second phase before he died in Telford, Shropshire, in August 2016. Benjamin Monk, 42, is accused of killing the former Premier League ace using a 50,000-volt Taser...
    Basketball superstar LeBron James appeared to express regret over a tweet he posted last month about the police-involved shooting death of Columbus, Ohio teen Ma’Khia Bryant. 'I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma'Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it,' the Los Angeles Lakers forward wrote on Twitter on Monday. James then thanked Vox race reporter Fabiola Cineas for writing an article on the news site critical of Office Nicholas Reardon's decision to shoot Bryant at the moment it appeared she was about to stab another woman. In an earlier tweet on Monday, James wrote: 'Protect our young black women & men.'  The Lakers power forward appeared to regret tweeting ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ in a Twitter post that included a photo of Reardon in the moments after the shooting. The tweet outraged James’ critics who accused him of inciting violence against the police officer. The...
    Q: I work very early hours. Sometimes on my commute home, I get drowsy, so I look for a safe place to pull off and grab a five-minute nap, then I’m good to go. All good. Gets me home alive. I recently pulled off Highway 24 in Lafayette and was unceremoniously awakened by Lafayette police because I was partially impeding a bicycle lane. I was told to find another spot. I guess my life isn’t as valuable as the bicyclists, and I told that to the officer. George Mathews, Antioch  A: It’s illegal to park in a bike lane and the cop was right to ask you to move. You put yourself at risk of being hit by another car. But I applaud you for knowing when you need to take a quick nap, for driving when drowsy is the equivalent of driving drunk. You are three times more likely...
    GREENLAWN, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Family, friends and brothers and sisters in blue turned out Tuesday to bid a final farewell to an NYPD officer who was killed in the line of duty.Funeral services were held in Greenlawn for Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was fatally struck by alleged drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway in Queens last week.Mourners sang and prayed over the officer's open casket inside St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church as the service got underway, with Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea in attendance.Outside, police officers and the community gathered in a show of support for Tsakos, his wife Irene, and their two small children.The family moved to East Northport less than a year ago, and neighbors say Tsakos made a quick impression on them.This was the second day of services honoring the fallen officer, following a wake on Monday that lasted for several...
    America watched as hordes of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — crushing through windows, pressing up stairways, and sending lawmakers and law enforcement running for their lives. The flood of protesters who streamed into the Capitol that day left federal authorities with an equally immense task: finding and charging those responsible. The Department of Justice said more than 410 defendants have been arrested since the attack, and the government has said in court filings that in addition to the 400 people who have already been charged, federal prosecutors expect to charge at least 100 more. Prosecutors have called the case "unprecedented" in scale, and the government said in a March court filing that the Capitol attack "is likely the most complex investigation ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice." As law enforcement continues to round up alleged rioters, here's what CBS News has learned about...
    GREENLAWN, Suffolk County (WABC) -- A funeral was held Tuesday morning in Greenlawn, Suffolk County for NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was struck and killed in the line of duty last week in Queens.Mourners sang and prayed over the officer's open casket inside Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church as the service got underway.Outside, police officers and the community gathered in a show of support for Tsakos and his wife Irene and their two small children.The family moved to East Northport less than a year ago.This was the second day of services honoring the fallen officer, following a wake on Monday that lasted for several hours and drew thousands of mourners.Just 180 people were permitted to attend the funeral inside in the church, due to COVID restrictions.NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea addressed the mourners."It does not make sense how someone could live his life right...
    LeBron James is finally apologizing, just not to who he should be apologizing to. James came under fire in recent weeks after tweeting and then deleting a picture of one of the officers present at the M’Khia Bryant shooting with a caption that read, “YOU’RE NEXT.” On Monday, James captioned a Vox article detailing personal details about Ma’Khia Bryant’s life by thanking the author and claiming that he “fueled the wrong conversation” about Bryant with his tweet. “Thank you @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her. #sayhername #Blacklivesmatter.” James wrote an additional tweet that read, “Protect our Young Black Women & Men!” I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it. Thank you @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be...
    Brandon Mitchell, a juror in the Derek Chauvin trial. Star Tribune via Getty Brandon Mitchell was on the jury that found Derek Chauvin guilty of George Floyd's murder. A recently-surfaced photo shows Mitchell attending a police reform protest and wearing a BLM shirt. Legal experts said they believe the photo will lead to further questions in court. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A recently-surfaced photo shows one of the jurors on Derek Chauvin's trial wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt at a police-accountability protest last summer, possibly complicating the former officer's guilty verdict. The photo in question shows Brandon Mitchell, or juror 52, attending a rally in Washington, DC, in August, named the "'Get Off Our Necks' Commitment March." You can see it here. The protest was pegged to the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, and the shirt Mitchell wears in...
    LeBron James just can’t stop himself from sending unnecessary tweets about the death of Ma’Khia Bryant. The four-time NBA champion was dragged by tons of people after he tweeted a photo of the officer who shot and killed Bryant during a stabbing attempt. In the since-deleted tweet, LeBron said the officer was “next” and demanded “accountability.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) LeBron James has now deleted the tweet calling for the cop to be arrested for shooting the woman armed with a knife, but don’t worry. The internet is forever. I blurred out the officer’s face on purpose. pic.twitter.com/dbv5dPrZ87 — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) April 21, 2021 Now, LeBron wants people to know his initial actions were wrong, but not because he targeted the police officer. They were wrong because the conversation should have been about Bryant! “I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and...
    NBA star LeBron James says he "fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant" after he stoked controversy with a threatening tweet about the officer who fatally killed her. The Los Angeles Lakers player said his quickly deleted tweet, which said, "YOU'RE NEXT" along with an hourglass emoji, "#ACCOUNTABILITY," and what appeared to be a photo of the officer, made the conversation about himself rather than the teenager. LEBRON JAMES CHALLENGED TO WALK IN ‘A POLICEMAN’S SHOES’ "I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it," he said, linking to a Vox article titled "Why they’re not saying Ma’Khia Bryant’s name." "Thank you @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her. #sayhername #Blacklivesmatter." I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to...
    GREENLAWN, Long Island (WABC) -- Thousands of well wishers attended a wake Monday for NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway last week.The viewing was held at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, located at 1 Shrine Place in Greenlawn, where funeral services will also be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday."He was one of the best of us, complete gentleman," said NYPD Lt. John Pappas, who worked with Tsakos. "He never looked for recognition. He would always be there to help people."A GoFundMe for the family has raised more than $200,000, while a separate fundraiser set up by Fund the Finest, which raises money for police and military families, has raised more than $80,000. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation also announced it is paying off the mortgage on the family's home.Dozens...
    The loss of any human life is tragic and a loss of life resulting from an encounter with the police is particularly troubling.  Recently in Columbus, Ohio, a white police officer used deadly force, shooting a teenage black female to save the life of a young black woman the teenager was about to stab with a knife. The Columbus Police Department immediately released the officer’s body camera video and tape of the 911 call to provide all the facts to the public. Black Lives Matter seized upon the incident to further inflame racial division and hate of the police, and instead of reducing hostility by commenting on the facts of the officer-involved-shooting, the White House followed the BLM playbook and issued a shameful statement, denigrating America as a systemically racist country. Our nation is at an extremely dangerous point. Black Lives Matter and Antifa mobs are undeterred from rioting in...
    GREENLAWN, Long Island (WABC) -- Hundreds are expected at a wake Monday for NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway last week.The viewing began at 2 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m. at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, located at 1 Shrine Place in Greenlawn.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, also at the church.A GoFundMe for the family has raised more than $200,000, while a separate fundraiser set up by Fund the Finest, which raises money for police and military families, has raised more than $80,000. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation also announced it is paying off the mortgage on the family's home.Dozens of officers lined up and saluted as Tsakos' body arrived at the church. Area residents also arrived early to support the family."We back...
    A new CIA recruitment video has been widely ridiculed online after the recruit described herself as an 'intersectional cisgender millennial'.  The CIA officer, known only as Mija, 36, tells viewers she is 'unapologetically me', adding that she to suffer from 'imposter syndrome' but now refuses to 'internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.' But the clip has sparked a fierce reaction online with users labelling it 'woke'. Another said: 'The world is laughing at us.' Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: 'China and Russia will love this.'  Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright, tweeted: 'The CIA used to be about mission to country. (I speak from experience). 'Now it's now about demanding — and getting — accommodation to fix an emotional wound or advance a personal agenda. America is less safe with this new CIA, and dangerously more political.'    Another Twitter user compared it to a Saturday Night...
    GREENLAWN, Queens (WABC) -- Thousands are expected at a wake Monday for NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway last week.The viewing will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, located at 1 Shrine Place in Greenlawn.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, also at the church.A GoFundMe for the family has raised more than $200,000, while a separate fundraiser set up by Fund the Finest, which raises money for police and military families, has raised more than $80,000. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation also announced it is paying off the mortgage on the family's home.Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the force, leaves behind his wife, a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son."He didn't deserve this," brother Teddy Tsakos told Eyewitness...
    New video shows the moment a heroic cop risked his own life to take down a drug dealer who killed a fellow officer during a traffic stop.  Omar Felix Cueva, 39, stepped out of his pick-up truck on February 4 east of Deming, New Mexico with an AR-15-style rifle and killed Officer Darian Jarrott with 11 shots. He fled the scene and a 40-mile chase ensued.  The new video taken from Las Cruces Police Officer Adrian De La Garza's lapel camera shows what happened next. In the video, De La Garza can be seen executing a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver to spin Cueva's car out and force him to stop. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO  New dramatic video shows Officer Adrian De La Garza exchanging gunfire with a suspect The video shows De La Garza performing a PIT maneuver to stop his vehicle before coming face-to-face with the...
    Facebook Christopher Farrar Christopher Farrar was a K-9 unit officer with the Chandler Police Department who was struck and killed by a “violent felon” in a stolen vehicle near the SanTan Motorplex in Gilbert, Arizona, on April 29, 2021. A second officer, who was not named, is in the hospital. He’s with the Gilbert Police Department. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar. Officer Farrar was struck and killed by a suspect driving a stolen vehicle earlier this evening. He was a 18-year veteran of the Chandler Police Department,” the Chandler Police Department wrote on its Twitter page. Chandler Police Department Chief Sean Duggan said in a news conference, “This is a very difficult time for our organization and really the entire Chandler community.” Here’s what you need to know:The Police Chief Said Farrar ‘Touched Many Lives’ During His...
    TV and streaming picks for Friday, April 30 WATCH THIS: “MacGyver” (8 p.m., CBS): Break out the tissues, “MacGyver” fans. The show ends its five-year run tonight with a series finale titled “Abduction + Memory + Time + Fireworks + Dispersal.” When Mac and Riley go missing and wake up 24 hours later in a corn field with no memory of how they got there, they must unravel the mystery to find who took them, and how to get rid of the nanotrackers in their bodies, no matter the cost,. “Dateline NBC” (9 p.m., NBC): Wyn Reed is an Oregon actress cast as a killer in “From the Dark,” a small-budget horror film. When filming wraps, a real-life plot twist reveals Wyn’s real name is Tucker — and she has been charged with killing her uncle. Both the filmmakers and the detectives find themselves wondering where the performance ends...
    Before ultra-woke NBA star LeBron James was railing about the broken system and targeting police officers with tweets, he was telling his kids not to disrespect the police. Last week, the L.A. Lakers star tweeted and then deleted a message targeting an Ohio police officer with the officer’s photo and the caption “YOU’RE NEXT.” The tweet came in the aftermath of the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting in Ohio. However, James suffered a massive backlash to his tweet, and he quickly deleted it and then posted a lame excuse for his actions. James has recently been a loud voice on the far-left attacking America and the police, but he wasn’t always so belligerent on the topic. Indeed, back in 2015, LeBron James was touting a different idea about the police. Six years ago, James told the media that it isn’t “us against the police.” In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, James...
    Breakfast Club radio host DJ Envy is facing down a backlash after comments he made in support of the police officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant last week. Last Friday, the hosts struck up a conversation about the April 20 incident in Columbus, Ohio, where a police officer shot Ma’Khia Bryant who was lungeing with a knife toward another girl. And as far as DJ Envy is concerned, the police officer was in a no-win situation, had seconds to act, and his actions were justifiable. “Every case is different,” DJ Envy said. “And in this case, if I pull up to a scene and see a girl chasing another girl about to stab a girl, my job as a police officer is to make sure that girl doesn’t get killed. And the law allows me to stop that killing or that stabbing by any means necessary. That’s what the law...
    Relatives of George Floyd and other black Americans shot by cops were on Capitol Hill Thursday to push Congress to pass gun control legislation. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represented the Floyd family, was joined by Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd who was killed by Minneapolis police during an arrest, and Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner who was killed by a New York Police Department officer using a prohibited chokehold during his arrest.  'We're here today because we need to let everybody know how we feel about our brothers and our families and family members who have been killed for anything that they shouldn't have been killed for. So, we’re just here to just get our point across and let them know that we're hurting, we're still in pain,' Philonise Floyd told reporters on Capitol Hill.  The group held separate meetings - one with Democratic Majority Leader Chuck...
    The partner of Chicago Officer Evan Solano immediately tried to provide medical aid to Anthony Alvarez, who was shot during a foot chase. Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability Anthony Alvarez was shot and killed on March 31 during a foot chase in a Chicago neighborhood. The cop who shot Alvarez asked another officer to cuff the man as he lay bleeding, body camera footage shows. That officer refused and yelled that he needed to render aid to Alvarez, according to the footage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Chicago police officer who shot a 22-year-old Latino man as he ran away during a foot chase last month asked the other officer on scene to place the bleeding man in handcuffs, according to police body camera footage released by the city's independent police review board. That officer refused to do so and instead tended to the man's...
    Listen to the full episode here: Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin of the Tulsa Police Department’s Crime Gun Unit and ICU Nurse Howard Doss sits down with Officer Quincy Smith over a glass of Crown Apple whiskey in the new podcast “Coptales,” presented by Whiskey Raiders. It is the latest podcast from Law&Crime. In it, Sticks will speak to law enforcement officers and hear their stories with a cocktail in hand. In the first episode, Officer Smith recounts a harrowing near-fatal shooting incident, the injuries he sustained, and how he survived. Smith was shot after trying to talk to a suspect who ended up pulling a gun on him. The bullets hit his face and arm. Smith takes the audience through the body cam footage and what he was thinking in the moment. Smith also talks about his path in policing including his time working on a college...
    An NYPD officer was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Wednesday after fatally shooting himself with his own firearm, DailyMail.com has learned.  Rory Dahill, 34, was discovered at his Stuyvesant Town home at around 7:30pm, lying face down on his bed with a gunshot wound to his head and with his weapon beside him, according to a source.     The cop, who joined the force in 2013, was due to report to work at his stationhouse in Times Square at 6pm.  When he failed to show up that evening, his family was called and a wellness check was conducted at his home, sources said. Rory Dahill, 34, is the second NYPD officer to die by suicide this month. The cop, who joined the force in 2013, was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head on Wednesday evening  The NYPD has...
    (CBS4) – “I’m going home,” said 73 year old Karen Garner repeatedly as an officer grabbed her, threw her to the ground and arrested her. The lawsuit alleging a violation of her civil rights claims she suffers from sensory aphasia, that impairs her ability to communicate and understand what others are saying. (credit: The Life & Liberty Law Office) “Really the first thing that came to mind when I saw the video is the tragedy for this woman. Because she wasn’t able to respond to the officer’s questions,” said the Alzheimer’s Association’s Jim Herlihy. “She clearly wasn’t present.” READ MORE: Theft By Porch Pirate Puts Denver Small Business Owners Livelihood At Risk The association knows there are difficulties at times in dealing with the growing population of people with dementia in Colorado. There are currently over 70,000 with one of the many forms, but the Alzheimer’s Association expects it will...
    Details of the security kit of a riot police officer (including handcuffs, 9mm handgun, radio station and baton) sitting amongst civilians Let’s play a game we all learned as kids: One of these things is not like the other. Here are three stories of professional misconduct, tell me which one is different. In 2020, Dr. Clarence White, a well-respected psychologist in Syracuse, New York was found to have engaged in a sexual relationship with one of his clients. He was fired from his job at St. Lawrence Psychiatry Center but no charges were filed. In 2013, Todd Boldry, a teacher in Knox County, Indiana, who was investigated for “seduction of a minor” was fired from his teaching job, although charges against him were dropped. And in 2019, New York cops Eddie Martins and Richard Hall were accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in their squad car. Despite copious DNA evidence, the...
    CHICAGO -- Seconds after Anthony Alvarez was shot from behind by a Chicago police officer, the fatally wounded 22-year-old looked over at the officer and asked: "Why you shooting me?" The officer answered, "You had a gun."The dramatic exchange captured on video released Wednesday encapsulated a broader issue about whether the shooting of suspects in the back as they are running away is ever justified.State laws and Supreme Court precedent permits it under certain circumstances, though the fact a fleeing suspect has a gun doesn't automatically make such a shooting legal.Here's a look at the laws and how they might be relevant to the March 31 killing of Alvarez.ARE THERE DISPUTED FACTS?From the multiple videos released by Chicago's independent police review board, there's no disputing Alvarez had a gun. It's clearly visible.The officer and a partner had just chased Alvarez down an alley when, after they emerged onto a residential...
    Anthony Alvarez is seen moments after he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer. Civilian Office of Police Accountability Chicago's independent police review board released video of a fatal police shooting on Wednesday. The video showed Anthony Alvarez, 22, being shot in the back on March 31. He later died. The officer is heard yelling "Drop the gun!" as he shoots. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chicago's independent police review board has released bodycam footage showing a fatal police shooting of a 22-year-old Latino man last month, before he later died. The footage, released on Wednesday, showed the officer chasing Anthony Alvarez on foot through an alley before Alvarez turns onto a residential street, and the officer spots him holding what appears to be a gun. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook "Hey, drop the gun! Drop the gun!" the officer is...
    Facebook Sgt. Chris Ward Sgt. Chris Ward was identified as the North Carolina sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed by a suspect holed up in a house. Senator Thom Tillis wrote on Twitter, “Susan and I are heartbroken Sgt. Chris Ward with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty. We are praying for his family, the officer wounded, and the community they served. A tragic reminder of the dangers our law enforcement officers face every day.” A second deputy, Logan Fox, was injured and remained trapped inside the house on the evening of April 28, 2021, according to WBTV. His condition is not clear. This is a picture of Deputy Fox, who is a K-9 handler. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=314600776695559&set=p.314600776695559 Tributes flowed on social media for the Ward, a married father. Here’s what you need to know:A Police Escort Unfolded in Ward’s Honor A police...
    It’s a video that has drawn comparison to that of the George Floyd killing. On April 19, police in the Bay Area city of Alameda responded to a report of an intoxicated man and a possible theft. An altercation occurred, an officer was seen pinning a man for at least four minutes, and soon Mario Gonzalez was dead. Experts have expressed shock at his death, questioning why the officers pinned him when he appeared to pose no imminent threat. The case has sparked outrage in the community. The Alameda County coroner’s office is conducting an autopsy. Gonzalez’s death is under investigation by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the county district attorney’s office. Here is what we know:When the video begins The nearly hourlong video from two officers’ body cameras shows police talking to Gonzalez in a park after receiving 911 calls that he appeared to be disoriented or drunk....
    Body camera footage released Wednesday shows a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez, who was allegedly armed while running from cops. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) of Chicago released police body-camera videos, third-party surveillance videos, and audio documentation of the March 31 shooting, according to Fox News. Anthony Alvarez, the 22-year-old Chicago man who was fleeing police, had his back turned and appeared to drop a gun when an officer fatally shot him late last month, video released shows. Chicago’s independent police review board released the video. https://t.co/S7fr66W13A — The Associated Press (@AP) April 28, 2021 Officers “attempted to stop and speak” with Alvarez, according to a statement from COPA on the release of the footage. Alvarez, the father of a 2-year old, was noted as being “an individual familiar to the officers.” In one video, an officer can be heard yelling at Alvarez to...
    Loading the player... Body camera footage was released on Wednesday showing Chicago Police firing a fatal shot at 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez as he ran away. Read More: Chicago police shoot suspect in McDonald’s murder of girl, 7, in car chase USA Today reported Alvarez’s back was facing the officer, who fired multiple bullets. In the video, an officer gets out of his car, runs through a neighborhood, and shouts, “Drop the gun! Drop the gun!” while chasing Alvarez. About a second later, five gunshots are heard, Alvarez is seen on the ground, and he appears to drop a gun. “Why are you shooting me?” Alvarez asked the officer, according to the news outlet. “You had a gun,” the officer responded. As one officer demands “Cuff him,” another responds, “No, I’m going to give him aid.” In the video, officers can be seen performing chest compressions and first aid, USA Today...
    Body camera footage shows Alameda Police Department officers pin 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez to the ground during an arrest on April 19. Alameda Police Department via AP The family of a man who died after police pinned him to the ground is comparing his death to George Floyd's. Police initially said Mario Gonzalez, of California, died after a "medical emergency," similar to Floyd's case. Body camera footage shows a few key differences in the way officers treated Gonzalez compared to Floyd. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The family of a California man who died on April 19 after police pinned him to the ground for five minutes is comparing his death to George Floyd's. Alameda, California police initially said in a press release that "a physical altercation ensued" when they tried to detain a man and "at that time, the man had a medical emergency." The family...
    Suspected drunk driver Jessica Beauvais, who allegedly struck and killed a New York City police officer, went on a rant in her podcast hours before the crash and said, “F*** the police.” Beauvais, 32, uploaded an hour and fifty-one-minute livestream to Facebook under the name Phoenix Michel, which started out blaring the N.W.A. song “F*** Tha Police.” Beauvais also went on a rant about Derek Chauvin, police brutality against black people, and how she encouraged others to fight the police. Jessica Beauvais Mugshot/NYPD “We can fight the police too. If you’re going to shoot me, get it over with. What I’m saying, you’re not going to try me while I’m still breathing,” she said. “Like N.W.A say about the police — if you’re going to kill me, at least I get to take someone with me. I’m one of those people. If I’m going to go, someone is coming,” she continued....
    More On: nypd Dermot Shea blasts some protesters as ‘criminal groups’ amid anti-cop rhetoric Online fundraiser started for family of slain NYPD officer De Blasio’s ‘crime’ is stiffing the NYPD: Goodwin Suspect in fatal NYPD cop crash facing 13 counts The Issue: The death of Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos on the Long Island Expressway. I hope one of the charges against Jessica Beauvais is a hate crime (“Finest killed in ‘DWI Hit-run,’ ” April 28). I can’t believe she’s only facing 15 years. What a disgrace. She killed a cop, after ranting on a podcast about how much she hates them. Can you imagine if the rolls were reversed? I bet she’ll be out in 10 years for good behavior, ready to carry on with her life, and Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos will still be dead. Leo Kibler The Bronx In the aftermath of the hit-and-run death of Tsakos...
    A 22-year-old Chicago man had his back turned and appeared to drop a gun when he was shot dead by police, video released on April 28 shows. Bodycam video relating to the March 31 fatal shooting of Anthony Alvarez was made available to the public one day after relatives viewed it. 4Anthony Alvarez was just 22Credit: Family Handout What does the Anthony Alvarez bodycam video show? One of the clips posted on the Civilian Office of Police Accountability's website on April 28 shows an officer chasing Alvarez. When Alvarez reaches a lawn, the officer can be heard shouting, “Drop the gun! Drop the gun!” before he fires. Alvarez appears to drop a gun after five shots are fired and he falls to the ground. As Alvarez lays on the ground, he asks, “Why you shooting me?” The officer responds, “You had a gun.” 4Bodycam footage of the shooting,...
    It’s been months since the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection but new information on the events leading up to the failed coup and what exactly happened continue to be shared, as investigations continue. To date federal authorities have arrested hundreds of individuals in connection to the violence, including police officials. But despite the violent footage shared from the riot and horrific recollections from those who survived it, some GOP officials continue to downplay the event. Republican officials have repeatedly targeted those who shared their fear from the event and have attempted to “whitewash” the horrific reality. Despite it being months since the event, many find this action “difficult” to grasp, including Washington, D.C. Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone. Fanone, who suffered a heart attack and concussion after being assaulted by a pro-Trump mob, spoke to CNN Tuesday and called out politicians for downplaying the events of the Capitol insurrection. "I experienced the most...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Storms are forming quickly south of I-80. (Credit: CBS) According to CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist, some could be strong or severe through sunset with one inch hail possible. READ MORE: Body Camera Video Shows CPD Officer Shooting Anthony Alvarez As He Ran Away, Holding A Gun; COPA Recommends Officer Be Relieved Of Police Powers During Investigation (Credit: CBS) Huge temperature contrast on either side of the front. (Credit: CBS) Dreary, cold wind off the lake into the city with temps in the 40s and low to mid 70s well south of the front. READ MORE: Who Is CPD Officer Evan Solano, Who Fatally Shot Anthony Alvarez? (Credit: CBS) This front will be the focus for storm activity through sunset. Hail being the main threat with the strongest cells. Gusty storms taking shape south of I-80 now. Hail threat with these cells. @cbschicago #RealTimeWeather KLOT –...
    A 26-year-old California man died while he was in police custody on April 19. Mario Gonzalez died after officers in Alameda County pinned him to the ground, facedown, for five minutes. Police initially said a physical altercation ensued after a medical emergency, but Gonzalez's family lawyer called that "misinformation." ALTERNATE JUROR IN CHAUVIN TRIAL WAS 'CONCERNED' ABOUT SAFETY FROM PEOPLE UPSET WITH VERDICT The body camera footage, released Tuesday, showed Gonzalez on the ground with multiple officers holding his hands behind his back while putting their weight on him. He appeared to be wheezing while officers told him to “please stop fighting us.” After about five minutes, an officer said to the other two on-scene, “We have no weight on his chest,” and the officer told another to remove his knee from his back as he placed it there. Moments later, officers rolled him over and realized...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of COVID cases In Illinois jumped slightly from the day before, as the state posted more than nine million COVID vaccine doses administered. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,728 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths. READ MORE: Body Camera Video Shows CPD Officer Shooting Anthony Alvarez As He Ran Away, Holding A Gun; COPA Recommends Officer Be Relieved Of Police Powers During Investigation On Tuesday, IDPH reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 as well as 23 more deaths. With COVID shots, a total of 9,048,300 vaccines have been given in Illinois.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 100,823 doses.  On Tuesday, 106,173 doses were given in the state. READ MORE: Suburban Westmont High School Wins Scholastic Bowl More than 9 million COVID-19 doses administered in Illinois – Public...
    Police body camera footage from Alex Gonzalez's death. Austin Police Department The Austin Police Department released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of Alex Gonzalez, who was killed by an officer in January. Gonzalez's girlfriend and child were in the car when the shooting happened in the early morning of January 5. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook Police said in January that the shooting happened after what appeared to be a possible road rage incident. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told KXAN in January that Gonzalez cut off an off-duty police officer then pointed a gun at him. The off-duty officer called 911 and Gonzalez was fatally shot by on-duty officers who responded to the scene. This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates.
    The police union in Cleveland, Ohio has asked the state’s supreme court to review the termination of the officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, in 2014. The Cleveland Police Department’s (CPD) termination of former police officer Timothy Loehmann violated the contract between the city and the union, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA) argued, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. An Ohio appeals court ruled against Loehmann in March after the union incorrectly filed court documents. “We just want the merits heard,” Jeff Follmer, the president of the CPPA, told Cleveland.com. The CPPA asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order the appeals court to make a ruling on its arguments, which it never did because of the clerical error, The Post reported. (RELATED: Justice Department Announces New Investigation Into Louisville Police Department) “It’s his constitutional right to go forward on this and it’s a political thing....
    Alameda police officers seen pinning Mario Gonzalez during an arrest. Alameda Police Department via AP Bodycam footage shows a California officer kneeling on a man as he lay face down on the ground. The video shows Mario Gonzalez losing consciousness. He later died in the hospital. Gonzalez's family has compared his death to that of George Floyd.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Police bodycam footage released on Tuesday shows an officer in Alameda County, California, pinning a man to the ground for five minutes before he stopped breathing and died later in hospital.  The April 19 footage, which was released on Tuesday, shows officers confronting Mario Gonzalez, 26, in the northern California city of Alameda. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook In an initial report on Gonzalez's death, the police said that the officers were responding to reports of a man who "appeared to...
    A juror in Derek Chauvin's trial has revealed every day in the courtroom felt like a funeral because he had to re-watch the video of George Floyd dying five to six times and said only one jury member needed convincing before they returned a verdict. Brandon Mitchell, who was known as juror 52, is the first member of the jury to publicly speak out about finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts in Floyd's death. The 31-year-old basketball coach came forward publicly after the judge ruled that the names of the jurors shouldn't be released for at least six months due to the case's heightened publicity.  'It was just dark. It felt like every day was a funeral and watching someone die every day,' Mitchell told CNN. 'It was tense every day. I wasn't nervous, but it was stressful. It was a lot of pressure.'   Brandon...
    New bodycam footage shows California cops kneeling on the back of a gasping 26 year-old father whose family say died in the same way as George Floyd. Mario Gonzalez died on April 19 after Alameda police officers tried to restrain him while responding to multiple police calls.  His brother Gerardo Gonzalez called police actions 'unnecessary and unprofessional' at a press conference on Tuesday, after officials released nearly an hour of 911 calls and body camera footage that shows officers responding, KNTV reported. 'Everything we saw in that video was unnecessary and unprofessional. The police killed my brother in the same manner that they killed George Floyd,' he said. Cops said that they were called to the 800 block of Oak Street around 10.45am that morning when a scuffle ensued and 'Mario had a medical emergency,' the outlet reported. Officers attempted lifesaving procedures and Gonzalez was taken to a local hospital where he was...
    DRUNK DRIVER who reportedly killed a cop in a hit-and-run in New York City on Monday shared a live stream of herself bashing the police while drinking. Thirty-two-year-old Jessica Beauvais posted about a two-hour video on her Facebook page in which she spoke about Derek Chauvin’s trial who was convicted for killing George Floyd, according to the Daily Mail. 6She told police when she was arrested around 2.30am that she had been downing vodka during the broadcastCredit: Daily News She filmed herself hours before she fatally hit NYPD highway officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, and fled the scene. In the video which is part of Face the Reality radio show, Beauvais was saying “F**k the police” while she was drinking Vodka shots and vaping. Beauvais who was accused of fatally running over Tsakos gave a tearful apology on Tuesday as she was led away in handcuffs. She was filmed sobbing...
    ALAMEDA — Facing growing outcry from family and residents, the city of Alameda on Tuesday released body camera footage showing police pinning Mario Gonzalez to the ground for at least five minutes before the 26-year-old man died in custody, in a video that recalled the death of George Floyd as a flashpoint on police violence in America. Family members accused police of murdering Gonzalez and lying about it. Officers last week did not describe their use of force, and blamed the death on a “medical emergency.” Gonzalez became unresponsive after the five-minute struggle and died after receiving CPR on the scene. The nearly hour-long video released by Alameda police — which is a compilation of the initial 911 call that led officers to Gonzalez, combined with body-worn camera footage from multiple officers — shows officers encountering Gonzalez, talking to him for several minutes before they attempt to get his hands...
    (CNN)A 43-year-old NYPD officer was struck and killed early Tuesday morning on the Long Island Expressway by an intoxicated driver who fled the scene and was later arrested, police officials said. Officer Anastasios Tsakos was on the LIE in Queens, New York, directing traffic and helping investigate another fatal crash that had occurred earlier on the road, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday during a news conference. Tsakos was diverting traffic off the highway when around 2 a.m., a Volkswagen driver veered and fatally struck the officer. Tsakos was taken to a hospital, but he died there from the injuries. "We stand here this morning reminded once again, in law enforcement, there is no such thing as a routine job," Shea said. "We stand here devastated and trying to pick up the pieces of what is a shattered home and a shattered NYPD family."Shea identified the driver as 32-year-old Jessica...
    A Long Island woman charged in the drunk-driving death of an NYPD officer in Queens early Tuesday had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit, sources told The Post. Jessica Beauvais’s blood-alcohol level was recorded at 0.15.G.N.Miller Jessica Beauvais, 32, was arrested on vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and other charges after slamming into highway officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, as he directed traffic on the Long Island Expressway around 2 a.m. Beauvais, who fled the scene and was arrested about a mile away, blew a BAC of 0.15 — nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08, according to high-ranking law enforcement sources. Hours before the wreck, the 32-year-old posted a lengthy video on Facebook as part of a radio show she hosts. Jessica Beauvias struck the officer on the Long Island Expressway around 2 a.m. NYPD Highway Officer Anastasio Tsakos was 43. “I don’t like barriers,” Beauvais, of Hempstead, says...
    A 32-YEAR-old woman was arrested in New York City in connection to the death of an NYPD highway officer the morning of April 27. NYPD police commissioner Dermot Shea identified the driver as Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Hempstead, Long Island. 4NYPD highway officer Anastasios TsakosCredit: AP Who was the NYPD highway officer killed by a drunk driver? The Highway Unit officer has been identified as 43-year-old Anastasios Tsakos. Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the force, was killed after an intoxicated Beauvais struck him with her sedan near the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of Queens. The 14-year veteran was married with two children, a 3 and 6-year-old, officials said. NYPD Commissioner Shea called Tsakos an “extremely highly regarded member” of his highway unit. 4Tsakos was killed near the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of QueensCredit: AP Other officers, he added, described him as “a person who would never ask, ‘Why?’ — just ‘What do you...
    MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude said Tuesday on “Craig Melvin Reports” that there was “a rot at the heart of policing in this country.” Discussing the killing of Andrew Brown Jr., Melvin said, “We tell our kids, you get pulled over by the cops, say yes, sir, no, sir, you put your hands on the steering wheel. It sounds like, at this point, based on what we know, it sounds like that’s what he did, and he still gets shot in the back of the head. One of the things that strikes me, Eddie, this happens after we learn about the Chauvin verdict. There had been this thinking that this will change law enforcement behavior. People will see that an officer can be convicted of murder and sent away to prison for years. After the verdict, this happens in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It is unfathomable on so many levels. ”...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Republican Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel are confirmed as speakers at a “Back the Blue” rally at the Ohio statehouse this Saturday. The “Back the Blue Freedom Rally!” is set to take place on the West Lawn from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., according to a Facebook event promoting the rally from the Ohio Gun Owners, self-described as a “grassroots gun rights organization.” Greene confirmed her invitation to speak at the event over Twitter on Monday, while also alluding to the death of Ma’Khia Bryant last week. I have been invited to speak at the #BackTheBlue & Freedom Rally at the Ohio State House this Saturday in Columbus. As we all saw on video, Officer Reardon saved the young womans life and should be treated like a hero. See yall there! — Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee) April 27, 2021 The teenager, who was...
    (CNN)Jacob Blake's uncle was among three protesters arrested in demonstrations Sunday over the officer who shot Blake returning to active duty.Justin S. Blake, the uncle of the man Kenosha police officer Rusten Shesky shot seven times while responding to a domestic incident last year, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer after blocking the public entrance to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department (KCSD).As of noon Monday afternoon, the three people arrested had posted bonds and were no longer in county custody, according to KCSD.The protest was just the latest demonstration over the incident that became part of a larger summer of reckoning over policing and racial bias in the US. The August 23 shooting resulted in 29-year-old Blake being paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey, a White officer, recently returned to active duty after being cleared of all wrongdoing the...
    The attorney representing a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was arrested last June said she amended a lawsuit against the Loveland Police Department in Colorado after the release of an "utterly disgusting" booking video that she said proves the officers knew her client was injured, according to reports. KDVR reported that the booking video appears to show three officers watching the bodycam footage of Karen Garner’s arrest. Garner was accused of walking away from a store without paying for about $14 worth of items. PROTESTERS DEMAND RELEASE OF FULL ANDREW BROWN JR VIDEO Sarah Schielke, Garner’s lawyer, said her client suffered a dislocated shoulder and a fractured humerus bone during the interaction. The KDVR report said that the initial arrest report did not mention any injuries. Garner filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Loveland and police officers. The officer seen in the bodycam video has been placed on administrative leave...
    Authorities in North Carolina are bracing for possible protests and unrest over the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., by sheriff's deputies last week.  Brown, 42, was shot in Pasquotank County but authorities have offered few details about the April 21 incident, which occurred during the execution of a search warrant. His family viewed snippets of bodycam footage Monday and later said only 20 seconds of video from one camera was all they were allowed to see.  Brown's death comes amid a series of fatally police shootings involving Black victims, reigniting protests that were sparked after George Floyd's death last year. Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II said that multiple deputies fired shots. Seven deputies are on leave pending a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation. A demonstrator wears a shirt with an image of Andrew Brown Jr. on it during a march in Elizabeth City, N.C., in reaction to the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer took to Facebook Sunday to write a lengthy letter to Lakers player LeBron James hoping the two can sit down together and talk about the realities of policing. LAPD Officer Deon Joseph started his letter by saying, “I am not going to come at you from a place of hatred. There will be no name-calling. I was raised to see the whole of a human being. Not to hyper-focus on their flaws or make said flaws the whole of who they are. I’m an honest man.” READ MORE: California Secretary of States Office Clears Path For Governor Newsom Recall Efforts To Be On Upcoming Ballot He continued, “…But… Your current stance on policing is so off base and extreme. Your tweet that targeted a police officer in Ohio who saved a young woman’s life was irresponsible and disturbing. It showed...
    A man wearing body armor who was fatally shot by police during an altercation in the Hollywood area on Saturday had previously been wounded in a shooting by law enforcement, police confirm. In 2018 in North Providence, R.I., Richard Solitro — the man killed in Saturday’s confrontation with L.A. police — brandished a replica Beretta pistol at a police officer, who then fired his gun at him, according to court records. The officer had been responding to a report of a man in a home who might harm himself. When the officer arrived, Solitro was not in the house but inside a car. He got out of the car and brandished what the officer thought was a gun, records say. A Providence grand jury in 2019 determined the shooting was legally justified. In September, he pleaded no contest to felony assault by use of a device similar in appearance to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The service file of a former police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, in a Minneapolis suburb this month contains scarce details about her police training history. The files released to The Associated Press on Monday include former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter’s job application, letters of recognition, pay information and a training status letter with most sections blacked out. The AP requested the documents under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. READ MORE: Stillwater Corrections Sergeant On Investigative Leave After Confrontation With Protesters Caught On Video The documents show Potter earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Mary’s College in Winona and underwent law enforcement skills training at Alexandria Technical College before joining the Brooklyn Center Police Department in late February 1995. Potter completed training courses in policy and procedures, firearms and “felony stop procedures,” among...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland will reportedly be announcing an investigation into policing practices within the Louisville Police Department following intense scrutiny in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death - just one week after announcing a probe in Minneapolis.  Garland is expected to make the announcement on Monday afternoon, sources told ABC News.  He had announced last week that the Justice Department would be investigating the Minneapolis Police force after Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd.  News of the Louisville investigation comes as the trial for the only officer charged in the drug raid that left the black EMT dead has been delayed until next year.  Attorney General Merrick Garland will be announcing an investigation into policing practices within the Louisville Police Department on Monday afternoon, sources told ABC News Brett Hankison, who was fired from the Louisville Police Department following the raid on March 13, 2020, has pleaded...
    Screenshots from a TikTok showing an exchange between a man and Washington, DC, police officers discussing Ma'Khia Bryant's killing. TikTok/@karonoliviaa A video shows a person asking a DC police officer if he's going to "kill me like Ma'Khia Bryant." An officer appears to respond: "Are you going to stab somebody like her?" The DC police told Insider the department is aware of the video and is investigating. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia is investigating a video going viral on TikTok that shows an exchange between a person and several officers over the police killing of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Ohio.  The context and date of the video is unclear, but it shows a group of police officers surrounding a car. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook A voice behind the camera can be heard asking...
    Filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry urged national unity as he accepted a special Oscar on Sunday, using his speech to encourage people to “meet me in the middle” and “refuse hate.” The Madea actor was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his work in the community and his efforts to help those in the entertainment industry during the coronavirus pandemic. While some of Sunday’s winners made overtly political comments, Tyler Perry appeared to reject partisanship by taking a centrist position. “I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican or because they are black or white or LBGTQ [sic]. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian,” he said. Watch below: "Refuse hate." Tyler Perry accepts Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award "I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican or because they are Black or white...
    KTLA/ Twitter A California police officer was captured in a cellphone video punching a woman during an arrest. The unidentified Westminister police officer was placed on paid leave, police said. The Orange County DA's office will determine if the officer will be charged.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Viral cellphone video shows the moment when Westminister, California police officers intervened after their colleague punched a 34-year-old woman twice during an arrest.  According to a news release from the Westminister police department, on Wednesday afternoon, April 21, officers responded to a report of an assault against a woman "who tried to rescue a dog running in the street." Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook According to the news release, when officers arrived at the scene, they detained Garcia, who had an outstanding bench warrant for vandalism. Police said that during the arrest, Garcia "exhibited...
    This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File The trial of Brett Hankison, the officer charged in Breonna Taylor raid, was moved to 2022. Hankinson is accused of firing a gun wantonly into a neighbor's apartment, not for killing her. A judge moved the trial five months, citing COVID-19 restrictions.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The trial of Brett Hankison, the former Louisville police officer charged in the botched raid on the home of Breonna Taylor, has been delayed five months, pushing it into 2022, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.  Ex-Det. Brett Hankison — the only former officer who was indicted in Taylor's case — pleaded not guilty to three charges of wanton endangerment for shooting in the neighbor's apartment, not for killing her. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on...
    A Ring doorbell captured footage of a police officer in Vacaville, California, throwing a 17-year-old to the ground and punching him in the face on Wednesday, according to the teen's father. The teen's father posted the now viral video of the incident on Facebook, saying that his son, Preston, has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and that "he looks and acts younger than he is."  The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, Adam Wolf wrote on Facebook, when Preston was "aggressively approached" by a Vacaville police officer.  The video shows Preston standing with his scooter on a sidewalk in a suburban neighborhood when a police officer exits his vehicle and approaches him while aggressively yelling at him to sit down. Preston complies and sits down with his legs crossed. The officer then appears to yell at the teenager to put his legs out, and when he does not immediately do...
    (CNN)The world's eyes were on Minnesota's Hennepin County Courthouse as Judge Peter Cahill uttered the word "guilty" three times. The collective sigh of relief that followed was not America's alone. The gruesome torture and murder of George Floyd at the hands of the authorities sparked a global reckoning on race. And for a brief moment, there was the simple answer. Black lives do matter. There will be justice and there will be peace. America had done it. Leaders around the globe weighed in on US justice in an unprecedented fashion. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter that he was "appalled" by Floyd's death and welcomed the verdict; his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau hailed "accountability" but insisted the fight against "systemic racism" must continue. But away from the news cameras that fixated for over three weeks on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the brutality of American law enforcement continued...
    A police officer in California has been caught on camera throwing a teenager with autism to the ground and punching him in the face. The incident was caught on camera by a neighbor's security camera in Vacaville, California, on Wednesday. The video from across the street shows an officer speaking to Preston Wolf, 17, as he sits down on the side of the street. The officer then throws a scooter away from Preston and appears to yell at him.  Preston slides backwards a bit, then gets up and starts to run, leading the officer to pick up Preston and body slam him to the street. Scroll down for video  A video shows a Vacaville police officer throwing a teen with autism to the ground RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next California cop is RESTRAINED by his own colleagues after... California's coronavirus case rate is...
    A Kentucky man is facing three charges after the FBI says he admitted to taking part in the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C. Federal agents caught Stephen Chase Randolph, 31, of Harrodsburg, using photos and videos taken on the day of the deadly breach, facial recognition technology, his supposed girlfriend’s Instagram account, and an undercover interview with Randolph himself while he was at work. “[T]wo FBI agents, acting in an undercover capacity, surreptitiously recorded a conversation with RANDOLPH at his workplace,” reads an FBI statement of facts on file in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “During the interaction, RANDOLPH, who identified himself as ‘Stephen,’ admitted attending the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.” The court papers continue by alleging Randolph bragged about his exploits — including watching a “female police officer get pushed over by barricades” and...
    Daunte Wright's family attorney said they have received threats, according to CNN. "There are concerns as far as safety for the family that we're addressing," Thomas Bowers, Chyna Whitaker's attorney, said at a press conference. Wright was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The attorney for Daunte Wright's family said that he has been getting "racist" calls and emails from strangers, according to CNN.  At a press conference on Friday, attorney Thomas Bowers, who represents Chyna Whitaker, the mother of Daunte Wright Jr, added that "there are concerns as far as safety for the family that we're addressing." Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook "There have been some threats to the family, which is disturbing," Bowers said at the press conference.  Wright was fatally shot in Brooklyn Center by a police officer during a traffic...
    A bar in Ohio has had enough of the NBA and LeBron James. According to Outkick, Linnie’s Pub in Delhi Township will no longer play NBA games on TV as long as LeBron James is part of the league. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub. We will not air them until LeBron James has been expelled from the NBA,” owner Jay Linneman explained according to the same report. Bar In Ohio Near Cincinnati Says ‘No’ To Televised Games With LeBron James https://t.co/mvv6sS3jtz — OutKick (@Outkick) April 24, 2021 The decision comes after LeBron James posted a tweet about the police officer in Ohio who had to shoot and kill teenager Ma’Khia Bryant during a violent altercation. Bryant was armed with a knife during the altercation. The four-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers...
    A Black Lives Matter activist protests the police killing of Ma'Khia Bryant, 16.Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/Sipa USA via AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Just minutes before a Minneapolis jury convicted former officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, and less than a month after a Chicago police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo while the boy raised both hands in the air, Officer Nicholas Reardon fired his gun at Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black girl, outside her foster home in Columbus on Tuesday, fatally wounding her in the torso. The odds of Reardon facing discipline seem exceedingly low. At a press conference on Wednesday, interim Police Chief Michael Woods said her death was tragic, and an investigation is ongoing. He declined to pass judgment on the specifics related to...
    A New York police officer was taken to hospital in the early hours of Friday after a freed gang member and attempted murder suspect suddenly reversed his car at a traffic stop, dragging the officer with him before going on a wild 12-hour rampage. Takim Newson was awaiting trial for attempted murder when he reversed into the officer and began a 12-hour rampage The unnamed officer stopped Takim Newson, 32, at 3:30am in the troubled Brownsville section of Brooklyn. They were called to reports of a Mercedes-Benz with excessively tinted windows blocking traffic. The officer tried to pull Newson out of the car, but Newson rapidly reversed, startling the officer and knocking him to the ground before speeding off. The unidentified officer suffered a back injury and bruising to his knees and elbows, and was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, The New York Post reported. Newson was free without...
    Video from a police body camera shows the moment an NYPD lieutenant was dragged across a Brooklyn street early Friday — allegedly by a reputed gang member who’d been set free in an attempted-murder case. The NYPD posted the 14-second clip on its official Twitter page, along with a Post report about the mayhem that Takim Newsom allegedly committed after fleeing the scene. “Early this morning, officers from the @NYPD71Pct conducted a car stop,” the department tweeted. “During their investigation, officers determined the driver was not fit to drive and asked him to step out of the vehicle. That’s when he put the car in reverse, running over the lieutenant.” The unidentified officer suffered a back injury and bruises to his elbows and knees, and was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn for treatment, according to sources. About 90 minutes after the 3:30 a.m. incident on Rockaway Parkway near Willmohr Street...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – James Thomas, from Lancaster, said he watched as deputies shoot and kill his brother, Michael Thomas, in June of last year in the Antelope Valley, after Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a domestic violence call. Mr. Thomas is now suing LA County for negligent and intentional emotional distress, stating that deputies shot his unarmed and disable brother, who posed no threat. Michael Thomas was shot and killed by a Sheriff’s Deputy in June 2020, in the Antelope Valley Bradley C. Cage, Mr. Thomas’ attorney told CBSLA that this case is about going after one police officer in particular who fired his weapon on Michael Thomas without justification. “…as I understand it, [the officer] lied about it, claiming that the main who was missing fingers and had a disabled gun somehow took his gun. There are so many holes in that story,” Mr. Cage said. The Sheriff’s Department...
    More On: bail Freed gang member goes on crime spree after injuring cop: sources Letters to the Editor — April 23, 2021 New York’s bail laws keep putting criminals back out on the street Teens charged with attempted murder freed from NYC court without bail: sources Video from a police body camera shows the moment an NYPD lieutenant was dragged across a Brooklyn street early Friday — allegedly by a reputed gang member who’d been set free in an attempted-murder case. The NYPD posted the 14-second clip on its official Twitter page, along with a Post report about the mayhem that Takim Newsom allegedly committed after fleeing the scene. “Early this morning, officers from the @NYPD71Pct conducted a car stop,” the department tweeted. “During their investigation, officers determined the driver was not fit to drive and asked him to step out of the vehicle. That’s when he put the...
    A Cincinnati, Ohio, bar owner says NBA games won’t be televised at his establishment as long as LeBron James is a member of the league. “If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub,” Jay Linneman, owner of the west side Cincinnati’s Linne’s Pub, wrote on Facebook in regard to the recent controversy surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers star. “We will not air them until Lebron James has been expelled from the NBA.” SECURITY CAMERA REVEALS NEW ANGLE OF FATAL POLICE SHOOTING OF 16-YEAR-OLD WITH KNIFE Linneman added that he believes basketball players “just need to play the game and that’s it” and “their opinion doesn’t really matter.” James has been widely criticized for taking various political stances over the last few years, especially this week when he tweeted and then deleted a post appearing to threaten a police officer who shot and killed a 16-year-old...
    More On: police shootings Virginia State Police probing sheriff deputy’s shooting of man during a dispute call ‘He’s my dad!’ Man fatally shot in front of 7-year-old stepson after pulling gun on cops: video Meghan McCain takes a side in Ma’Khia Bryant shooting Ma’Khia Bryant’s mom wants daughter remembered as ‘loving 16-year-old girl’ The Issue: The shooting of Ma’khia Bryant by a Columbus, Ohio, cop as she tried to stab another girl. No matter what action police officers take, the matter is scrutinized, suggesting alternate actions to resolve the situation. The Ohio incident is a case in point (“Cop kills teen ‘stabber,’ ” April 21). The second-guessing continues unabated. No doubt the perpetrator’s intent to inflict serious bodily harm is evident in the photographs taken at the scene showing the perp lunging forward with a knife. The police arrive and must take action with no time to spare. John...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 has dramatic bodycam video showing the moments a Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who shot a Home Depot security guard and police. In the video you can hear gunman shooting at police. READ MORE: Good Samaritan Stabbed To Death In Berwyn After Trying To Stop Angry Store Customer From Attacking Teen And Her Mom Moments before shooting the gunman, the officer took cover behind a fence, waiting for the right moment to open fire. READ MORE: CDC Recommends Resuming Use Of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine It all started when the gunman shot a security guard after shoplifting the Home Depot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in late March. MORE NEWS: School Resource Officers Wont Return To CPS Buildings This Year; LSCs May Opt For Alternatives Next Year He then tried to escape, but ended up in the shootout with...
    A California officer is being put on leave after punching a woman in the face twice while she was in handcuffs. The Westminster Police Department officer was caught on video punching a Hispanic woman in the face when she was in handcuffs, CBS News reported. The police were called on the woman after she became confrontational with an Asian woman.  Ciomara Garcia put her hand on the Asian woman after the Asian woman saved Garcia’s unleashed dog from running into the street. The two women got in a verbal exchange when Garcia put her hand on the Asian woman. "She basically put her fist on her arm but didn't hit her, and that's when the Asian woman left and, like 20 minutes later, came back with cops and like seven or eight cops showed up," a witness at the scene told CBS L.A. While investigating the incident, officers learned Garcia...
    (CNN)The Justice Department has built out one of its most gripping and complex investigations to date from the January 6 insurrection in a court case which has gotten far less attention than others about at least five rioters who dragged and beat police with flag poles and a crutch on the US Capitol steps.Investigators' illustration of the violence in court contrasts notably from the rhetoric of right-wing commentators and Donald Trump himself, who have attempted to downplay anti-police violence from the former President's supporters that day."Every time I look at these videos, it just chokes me up," federal Judge Emmet Sullivan said at a recent court hearing, interrupting prosecutors as they made their case against the five Capitol rioters.Sullivan was reacting to harrowing footage of three police officers wading into the crowd to save a pro-Trump rioter who was trampled -- with the police only to be stripped of their...
    Ma'Khia Bryant's foster mother has revealed the 16-year-old and two other girls had a brawl over a messy house and an unmade bed before she was shot dead by police after lunging at two girls with a knife. Angela Moore said two of her former foster children came to Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday for her birthday when the argument between the youngsters broke out. She said the fight over the housework started before she had arrived home from work. She told CNN: 'It was over keeping the house clean. The older one told them to clean up the house because "Mom doesn't like the house dirty." 'So that's how it all started.' Moore said the girls argued 'all the time' since Ma'Khia moved into the home a few months ago and she was told by one of those involved in the brawl how it broke out. Police bodycam footage shows...
    Donald Trump has called LeBron James racist for his tweet in response to the police killing of a 16-year-old Ohio teenager, which the former president described as 'divisive, nasty, insulting and demeaning'. Trump, who has frequently clashed with the Obama-supporting sports star, weighed in with a scathing statement on Thursday evening. James, 36, tweeted on Wednesday a photo of Nicholas Reardon, the Columbus police officer who shot and killed Ma'Khia Bryant in the city on Tuesday. Ohio-born James, pictured on Thursday in Dallas, tweeted about Bryant's killing then deleted it James deleted this tweet on Wednesday, shortly after posting the picture of Nicholas Reardon James captioned the image of the officer: "You're next. #accountability." His tweet was an echo of his response the day before to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. When Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, James tweeted: 'Accountability.' RELATED ARTICLES ...
    The mother of a 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed by police in Ohio during an apparent knife fight has compared herself to Breonna Taylor's mother, saying: 'Now I know what it is like to lose a child.' Paula Bryant's daughter Ma'Khia died on Tuesday in Columbus, after police were called to a chaotic scene at a house. The teenager, who had been in foster care, charged at two people with a knife before she was shot and killed by a police officer.  Bryant, asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo what his daughter would want, replied: 'The killing must stop'. It's not clear why her daughter had been in foster care, and it wasn't addressed in the interview.  She described her daughter as 'peaceful and loving'.  'I've always had sympathy for the Breonna Taylor story, and the family and her friends and her situation - and now I know what...
    A California police officer was restrained by two of his colleagues who shouted 'No, stop!' after he punched a handcuffed woman while arresting her.    The Westminster Police officer has been placed on administrative leave while an internal affairs investigation takes place, TMZ reports. He has not been identified.  Cellphone footage shows the officer and another cop forcibly take the handcuffed woman down before he starts punching her in the head. A third officer immediately scolds the officer as his peers push him away from the woman.  Bystanders can be heard exclaiming in disbelief as the chaotic scene unfolds.  The Westminster Police officer has been placed on administrative leave while an internal affairs investigation takes place for the Wednesday incident She can be heard cursing at the man for punching her in the head.  The WPD Internal Affairs Division is also in talks with the Orange County District Attorney's Office...
    Daily Caller editorial director and WMAL radio host Vince Coglianese joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday to discuss how activists and corporate media figures are spinning the officer-related death of Ma’Khia Bryant. “This is the ultimate test. They are telling you ‘don’t believe your own eyes.’” Coglianese began, referring to media figures and Democratic activists. Bryant, 16, was caught on camera swinging a knife at another girl before a police officer shot and killed her. “The most amazing thing about this story is, they don’t come out, the left doesn’t come out and, like, conceded that they were wrong and said ‘well the visual evidence shows that this was totally justified,’” Coglianese continued. “They don’t point to the fact that black lives were actually saved by the police officer, that the people who made the phone call to the police were black, asking to be saved from an imminent...
    Former NFL star and famous Bronco passenger OJ Simpson took a swipe at NBA star LeBron James saying James should “pick” his battles” after his Wednesday tweet targeting an Ohio police officer. In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, Simpson explained to his fans the situation with James and his hastily deleted tweet. Simpson noted that he is a fan of James and has admired “the work he has done and how he has helped his community.” Wait for the facts! #LeBronJames pic.twitter.com/As2zaGQD4M — O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) April 22, 2021 Simpson added that he appreciates how James “has been fighting all these social issues, especially that of systemic racism and the legal system and the police departments around our country.” But Simpson did not think James did the right thing with his tweet attacking the police officer. “You can’t fight every battle. You know, you got to pick your...
    The prosecution’s closing argument in the George Floyd trial asked the jury to believe their eyes when they saw the video of Floyd’s death, but when it comes to the media—it seems that they can’t do the same. 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was shot by police Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, while she was charging another girl with a knife. The shooting occurred just minutes before the judge announced the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for George Floyd’s death. National media was quick to report that Bryant was “unarmed” based on Bryant’s family member saying that she dropped the knife before police shot her, however, body camera footage proved that false a few hours later. The footage shows Bryant pushing one woman onto the sidewalk before charging another girl and swinging at her with a knife. But the...
    The left and the right have been battling it out for months over who can freak out average Americans the most. Regular Americans were definitely not impressed by the photos of team QAnon in capes and horn helmets posing in the U.S. Capitol. Normal Americans may be mad at Washington, but they love our country and don’t want to see national monuments turned into a freak party. People had the same reaction when angry left-wing rioters defaced war monuments to our nation’s heroes in Washington last summer. The question for leading Republicans and Democrats is who has the strength to pull away from the whack-job parts of their respective bases and capture the American voter who, at this point, is just searching for the least-crazy solution. This week, the Democrats seem to have ceded that voter back to the Republicans. It shouldn’t be a newsflash, but we need the police....
    The Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in June attempted on Thursday to be reinstated by the force, despite facing murder charges for the killing. Garrett Rolfe, a six-year veteran of the force, was fired on June 13, the day after Brooks' death. Both men were 27. Rolfe and his colleague, Officer Devin Brosnan, were called to a Wendy's by customers who said a man was asleep at the wheel, blocking the drive-through. Brooks spoke to the officers for over half an hour and was cooperative, but failed a sobriety test. When the officers attempted to arrest him, Brooks snatched a Taser and ran away, turning to face the pursuing officers and fire in their direction. Rolfe then shot him dead. Lance LoRusso, Rolfe's attorney, said on Thursday at a hearing of the Atlanta Civil Service Board that he was dismissed without following correct procedures, and his...