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Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, have asked a judge to dismiss the murder charges against him, arguing that Floyd's alleged drug use, not the improper use of force by the officer, was to blame for his death. At the same time, prosecutors in the case against Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers said they plan to seek stiff sentences if the men are convicted. "Despite Mr. Floyd's pleas that he could not breathe and was going to die, as well as the pleas of eyewitnesses to get off Mr. Floyd and help him, Defendant and his co-defendants continued to restrain Mr. Floyd," the prosecutors wrote.
The documentary film-maker Michael Moore has warned that Donald Trump appears to have such momentum in some battleground states that liberals risk a repeat of 2016 when so many wrote off Trump only to see him grab the White House. Moore, who was one of few political observers to predict Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, said that “enthusiasm for Trump is off the charts” in key areas compared with the Democratic party nominee, Joe Biden. Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again?
In the past week, the police shootings of 21-year-old Jacob Blake and 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin have made headlines as the latest examples to fuel nationwide protests against racism and police brutality. In both cases, officers are reported to have shot the men while their backs were turned, sparking questions about when it is appropriate for police to use such force. Whether these shootings are legally justified depends on whether officers reasonably believed the suspects presented an imminent risk of death or great bodily harm, policing experts told Insider.
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America's most senior general has declared the military will not intervene if Donald Trump were to decline to leave the White House following a disputed US election. In a letter to Congress, Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not envisage soldiers playing any role if Republicans and Democrats did not agree on the result. Mr Trump has repeatedly voiced concerns that the election will be undermined by fraud during widespread mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, and suggested that the result may never be known.
The Carmel Fire rolled up to the vineyards Jack Galante owned up until a month ago. It burned the edges, sent enough smoke in the air to potentially taint the grapes, then backed off and kept moving, eventually destroying 73 structures and damaging seven, many were million-dollar Sky Ranch homes. This all happened about five years after Galante and Cal Fire put to bed a request to do a prescribed burn in that area, which could have mitigated the intensity of the blaze.
The Kenosha police union on Friday offered the most detailed accounting to date on officers' perspective of the moments leading up to police shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back, saying he had a knife and fought with officers, putting one of them in a headlock and shrugging off two attempts to stun him. The statement from Brendan Matthews, attorney for the Kenosha Professional Police Association, goes into more detail than anything that has been released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is investigating. The Sunday shooting of Blake, a Black man, put the nation's spotlight on Wisconsin and triggered a series of peaceful protests and violence, including the killing of two people by an armed civilian on Tuesday.
Giancarlo Granda, the man at the center of a sex scandal involving Jerry Falwell Jr, detailed on Friday how the evangelical leader and outspoken ally of Donald Trump “enjoyed watching” his wife and Granda having sex. Granda, who was 20 at the time, said a relationship developed, which centered around him and Becki Falwell having sex while Jerry Falwell was in the room. He was aware from day one of our relationship, and he did in fact watch,” Granda said.
A former Department of Homeland domestic terrorism expert said the Trump administration is letting right-wing extremists "start a race war." Elizabeth Neumann stepped down in April from her role as an assistant secretary at the DHS. Neumann criticized speakers at this week's Republican National Convention portraying the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests as "lawless" when it is white supremacists instigating the violence.
An Amazon delivery driver allegedly assaulted a 73-year-old man that asked him to put on a face mask before entering a condo. Ray Breslin, who asked the driver to stay out of the building until he had a mask, returns from their discussion wearing a mask. The driver then shoves a phone in Mr Breslin's face and holds it there for a moment before slamming it into Mr Breslin's head.
Claim: Says Jacob Blake 'declared he had a gun in the car and was going to go get it' and was 'brandishing' a knife. As we wait for a full Wisconsin Department of Justice report on the Jacob Blake shooting, speculation has run rampant online about whether the 29-year-old Kenosha man was armed — and with what — in the moments before a Kenosha police officer shot him seven times in the back. The lack of detailed information from law enforcement has only added to the speculation.
Two years after he commuted the remainder of her life sentence, President Donald Trump granted a full pardon for Alice Johnson Friday.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's latest ads take direct aim at swing states and Latinx Americans across the country. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is backing the former vice president and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in the 2020 election, and lent one of his hits to a new ad for the Democrats. The ad features footage of excited President Trump fans in 2016 juxtaposed with a sparsely attended recent rally, as well as Trump's Bible photo-op and that time he hugged and kissed a flag.
Byron Allen's $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Charter Communications will proceed after a district court judge ruled in his favor in a motion to dismiss. Allen's Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., which is the parent company of theGrio, announced on Friday that Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu once again denied Charter Communications' motion to dismiss the suit in which Allen accused the cable company of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Judge Wu had previously ruled in Allen's favor back in October 2016, which Charter later appealed.
Cheung, who served his eight-month sentence from Nov. 2 to June 30, told Reuters he filed an official complaint about the beatings to the Complaints Investigation Unit of Hong Kong's Correctional Services Department, which runs the city's prisons, in May. Reuters did not see a copy of the complaint, which was made while Cheung was in prison, and which Cheung said he was not given a copy of. The commissioner replied in a letter dated July 10, seen by Reuters, that the Complaints Investigation Unit was investigating his complaint.
The US House of Representatives will vote on marijuana legalization in a month, Majority Whip James Clyburn confirmed Friday. The MORE Act would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list, erase the criminal records of those with marijuana charges, and reinvest grants in community programs for people impacted by the war on drugs. The criminalization of marijuana has led to the incarceration of tens of millions of people since the 1970s, a majority of them Black and Latinx.
Over the last three months in Portland, mass protests against police violence and racism gradually gave way to nightly often violent standoffs between a core of pro-Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist protesters and law enforcement. But in the past week the city has fallen back into a pattern of more politically polarized street violence which has marked the city throughout the Trump era, with broadly leftwing and anti-fascist activists sometimes facing off against far-right groups. Last weekend a rightwing “Say no to Marxism in America” rally saw serious, widespread violence.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of killing two people at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been charged with multiple felonies. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley charged Rittenhouse with first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree homicide, The Associated Press reported. If convicted, Rittenhouse could face a mandatory life sentence.
Residents told Insider the differences in how law enforcement handled the two incidents reveal the racial issues the city has had for decades. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. KENOSHA, Wisconsin — Several Kenosha residents are pointing to the glaring difference in how local law enforcement handled two shooting incidents this week as examples of the systemic racism they say has long plagued this small Wisconsin city.
Keith Collins' family and the Raleigh-Apex NAACP are now calling for new legislation in North Carolina that would require more than half of all BB guns or other air rifles to be finished in a bright color.