The father of a 19-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Seattle’s CHOP last week is speaking out against the lawless “no-cop” zone.
Two other teens have been shot this week and many citizens are saying it’s time to shut down the experimental occupied area.
Horace Lorenzo Anderson spoke with KIRO Seattle in an emotional interview following his son’s death, saying, “I ain’t been sleeping. You see my eyes. I’ve been crying. I’m trying not to cry on TV.”
“This doesn’t look like a protest to me no more,” he continued. “That just looks like they just took over and said ‘we can take over whenever we want to.’”
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US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday he will not hold campaign rallies during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing a stark contrast with President Donald Trump who has already held large campaign gatherings.
“This is the most unusual campaign I think in modern history,” the former vice president said during a rare question-and-answer session with reporters in Delaware to discuss the pandemic and ways to mitigate the spread.
“I’m going to follow the doc’s orders — not just for me but for the country — and that means that I am not going to be holding rallies,” said Biden, who added that he has not yet been tested for COVID-19.
New charges were filed late Monday against Lori Vallow Daybell, the mother of two children found dead on the Idaho property of her husband in early June.
Daybell, 46, was charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter or conceal evidence, East Idaho News reported.
Daybell and her husband, Chad Guy Daybell, are currently in jail. Lori Vallow Daybell has previously pleaded not guilty to charges of child abandonment and obstructing an investigation. Chad Daybell has pleaded not guilty to two counts of destruction, alteration and concealment of evidence.
Less than a week after the Government Accountability Office said the Internal Revenue Service cut stimulus checks to 1.1 million dead people, a report Monday from Erin Collins, the National Taxpayer Advocate said the federal tax collector also sent approximately 74,000 checks to people who have been locked up by law enforcement.
The National Taxpayer Advocate is an office that is independent of the Internal Revenue Service, although the two agencies frequently collaborate.
Like the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Collins noted how dead people received stimulus checks. (The new report said the IRS issued 965,000 checks, compared the 1.1 million checks counted by the GAO.)
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New York City police officers are retiring in droves following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Two hundred and seventy-two uniformed officers have filed retirement papers between May 25, the day Floyd died while he was in police custody, and June 24, according to the New York Post.
The number represents a 49% spike from the same time period last year, the department said.
The relationship between the New York Police Department and city leadership has become strained over the last few years but has intensified since Floyd’s death. The two sides have openly criticized each other, and New York City Bill de Blasio recently promised to cut funding to the department and encouraged reforms such as disbanding the force’s plainclothes unit, which was criticized by at least one police union leader.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that the criminal justice system in New York City is reaching a “breaking point.”
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Much of the case for the Iraq War was based on the Bush administration’s claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. When the United States declared an end to the war late in 2011, more than 4,400 American military members had been killed and nearly 32,000 wounded. No weapons of mass destruction had been found.
It’s one of the most significant and catastrophic intelligence errors in U.S. history. A bipartisan commission found that U.S. intelligence “seriously misjudged” Iraq’s weapons program because of their “heavy reliance on a human source–codenamed ‘Curveball’–whose information later proved to be unreliable.” The commission wrote, “Even more misleading was the river of intelligence that flowed from the CIA to top policymakers over long periods of time–in the President’s Daily Brief (PDB)” and other reports that were “more alarmist” and “less nuanced.”
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The Memphis ordinance requiring people to wear masks in the city limits of Memphis has been in effect for about five days. Businesses who don’t make their employees and customers comply could be shut down.
”He said there’s a new ordinance right here in Memphis. You gotta wear a mask,” said Donald Staufenbiel.
Staufenbiel found that out at a soup kitchen where he was given a mask.
There are plenty of businesses with signs on their doors warning people to wear a mask and if they don’t they are turned away.
However, if you take a look at Kroger in Midtown you can see a lot of customers not wearing masks and other shoppers are taking notice.
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Mayor Latoya Cantrell says she’ll temporarily close businesses that are not following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She called out specific businesses, Monday, after the first weekend of compliance task force inspections. It is a new group created specifically to crack down on places that are not following the rules.
“This one seems pretty safe,” said Rouses shopper Josh Gates.
Gates and Chrystal Nause live on the Westbank but usually travel to Midcity or Uptown to buy their groceries.
“We don’t try to go there very often,” Nause said. “Because most people don’t wear masks.”
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Virginia Senate Democrats have published a list of 28 proposals for reforming the Commonwealth’s police and criminal justice systems, including a measure to downgrade the charge of assault on a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor offense instead of a felony.
Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code.
This same penalty applies to anyone who assaults a person they know, or have reason to know, is a judge, magistrate, prison guard, firefighter or some other criminal justice administrator or first responder.
The proposal is listed as “defelonize assault on law enforcement officer (return to misdemeanor offense).” It is just one of many proposals by the Senate Democratic Caucus that could be considered at a special session on criminal justice reform legislation planned for August 2020 in Richmond.
In 2019, one law enforcement officer was feloniously killed in the line of duty and another 1,939 were assaulted, according to data released in May by the Virginia State Police. Of those assaults, most incidents (1,327) did not result in a significant injury to the officer, but other incidents did result in the law enforcement officer sustaining minor injuries (497), major injuries (22), broken bones (7), severe lacerations (6), and potential internal injuries (4).
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