Ohio deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday with murder in an encounter that led to racial justice protests, yet is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dash cam footage. An attorney for the family of Goodson, who was Black, also announcedContinue reading “Ohio deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting”

More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission

Republicans in Wisconsin are engaging in a multi-pronged attack on the state’s bipartisan election commission — in one of the latest efforts to relitigate the 2020 election in a key presidential battleground state. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has publicly urged fellow Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature to take over the running of federal electionsContinue reading “More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission”

Florida Gov. DeSantis recruits unvaccinated officers with cash bonuses

DeSantis mentioned the New York City, Minneapolis, Chicago and Seattle police departments as possible targets. Law enforcement officers who risk losing their jobs for not wanting to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or make their vaccination statuses known could get $5,000 bonuses to work in Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday on Fox News that he wants out-of-stateContinue reading “Florida Gov. DeSantis recruits unvaccinated officers with cash bonuses”

Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.

Black residents of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have long accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them. A new video, which shows a deputy slamming a Black woman’s head into the ground, raises more questions. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her headContinue reading “Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.”

Former Marine, sheriff’s lieutenant charged in Capitol riot

Julio Cesar Chang is facing four misdemeanor charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. A former U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and police lieutenant was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol Building as part of a pro-Trump mob on January 6. Julio Cesar Chang, of Miami,Continue reading “Former Marine, sheriff’s lieutenant charged in Capitol riot”

Let’s talk about National Police Week – Beau of the Fifth Column

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

A War Over Weed & Water Is Tearing Apart This California Community – VICE News

A battle has erupted over water and weed in Northern California, and the fight has pitted some long-time residents against a community of refugees from Southeast Asia.

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