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”

‘Backsliding’ Of American Democracy With ‘Existential Threat’ Of Vigilante Justice – MSNBC

For the first time, think tank labeled the United States as a “backsliding democracy.” Meanwhile, many on the right attempt to celebrate Kyle Rittenhouse. Chris Hayes discusses why the rise of vigilante justice is an “existential threat” to democracy.

Two law enforcement officers indicted in death of man shot 76 times during 2016 raid

A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief inspector with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Kristopher Hutchens, a ClaytonContinue reading “Two law enforcement officers indicted in death of man shot 76 times during 2016 raid”

Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder

 Nicholas Kraus, 35, was allegedly drunk at the time  Deona Knajdek, 31, was killed and two other protesters injured A St Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, will appear in court on Thursday after being charged late on Wednesday withContinue reading “Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder”

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday. The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis’ UptownContinue reading “Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1”

‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability

Family of the man fatally shot by two sheriff’s deputies in Minneapolis on Thursday tearfully pleaded for transparency and defended his character and history. While authorities did not immediately release the man’s name, family and friends identified him as Winston Smith Jr., a 32-year-old father of three. At a Friday news conference, Smith’s sister, Tieshia Floyd, said her brother’sContinue reading “‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability”

Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West

A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source. Through the marshlands along the Oregon-California border, the federal government a century ago carved a whole new landscape, draining lakes and channeling riversContinue reading “Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West”

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