Politics

Two Atlanta Cops Fired After Violent Arrest [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Two Atlanta police officers who tased and pulled two Atlanta University Center students from a car on Saturday night have been terminated. Three other officers were placed on desk duty pending further investigation. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference late on Sunday. CBS46 cameras were rolling as Messiah Young, 22, …

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Atlanta Mayor Warns Protesters To Get COVID Tests, Says Trump Should Stop Talking: He’s Making It Worse

CBS News reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appealed to President Trump on Sunday to “just stop talking” after demonstrators descended on dozens of U.S. cities Saturday for the fifth day to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and clashes became more violent as day turned to night. “There are times where you should just stop, and this …

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Merkel Rejects Trump’s Invitation To Attend G7 Summit

Politico Europe reports: Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G7 summit, which the U.S. president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis. “The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of …

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Wife Of Killer Minneapolis Ex-Cop Files For Divorce

The Associated Press reports: Hours after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the murder of George Floyd, his wife announced that she is divorcing him, WCCO-TV reported Friday night. According to WCCO, Kellie Chauvin released a statement through her attorney saying, “She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death,” sends condolences to his family and is divorcing Derek …

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Louisville Cop Fires Pepper Balls At News Crew [VIDEO]

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photojournalist James Dobson were hit by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville Friday night. It was previously reported that the officer was firing rubber bullets, but Jessie Halladay with the Louisville Metro Police Department said LMPD officers do not use …

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Trump Threatens That “Vicious Dogs And Most Ominous Weapons” Will Be Used On Washington DC Protesters

The DCist reports: Protests in D.C. over the killing of George Floyd continued in the early hours of Saturday morning with a tense standoff between protesters and police outside of the White House. Police wore shields and helmets, and tried to push protesters back and re-erect barricades. Some reported that police used tear gas on protesters. A handful of clashes …

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Atlanta Erupts In Protests, Fires, And Looting [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Spasms of violence shook Atlanta overnight Friday as a peaceful march against police violence transformed into chaos that left parts of the city in flames and shops and restaurants ransacked by looters. Gov. Brian Kemp announced early Saturday that he’d deployed the National Guard to restore calm. Rioters burned police cars and smashed their way into …

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UK May Offer Path To Citizenship For Hongkongers

Reuters reports: Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. Foreign minister Dominic Raab [photo] said on Thursday that if Beijing went ahead, Britain would extend the rights of 350,000 ‘British National Overseas’ …

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MN State Cops Arrest CNN Crew During Live Broadcast

CNN reports: CNN journalist Omar Jimenez has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers. Jimenez’s crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs. The CNN camera was also taken into custody and continued to record as the crew was …

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Biden Accuser May Face False Testimony Charges

Politico reports: The Monterey County District Attorney’s office has launched an investigation into whether Tara Reade lied on the witness stand while acting as an expert witness. Reade, under the name Alexandra McCabe, for years testified as an expert in domestic violence cases for the California D.A.’s office. Among the issues is whether she lied about her credentials to qualify …

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Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Death Of Black Man

CBS News Minneapolis reports: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening. George Floyd was arrested Sunday night for an alleged forgery at a deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before one of the officers kneeled on Floyd’s neck. The …

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Earthquake Interrupts Interview With New Zealand PM

The Wrap reports: Talk about not being rattled: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern smiled her way through an earthquake during an interview on Monday — and it was all captured on live TV. Ardern was being interviewed by Newshub host Ryan Bridge when the quake hit. “We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan, quite a decent …

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Biden Accuser Tara Reade Gets Dumped By Her Lawyer As College Denies Her Claim Of Having “Secret Degree”

The New York Post reports: Joe Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade and her lawyer have parted ways. Attorney Douglas Wigdor announced the split Friday just weeks after Reade, a former Senate sytaffer of Biden’s, hired the high-profile sex-harassment lawyer. In a statement, the Manhattan litigator did not provide a reason for the decision but said it had nothing to …

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Senate Panel Narrowly Approves Trump’s Intel Pick

CBS News reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance Congressman John Ratcliffe’s nomination to be the next director of national intelligence (DNI) on Tuesday morning, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote by the full Senate. Ratcliffe’s nomination was approved behind closed doors along party lines in a vote of 8 to 7, with all Democrats voting against. …

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Trump Won’t Unveil Obama’s Official WH Portrait

NBC News reports: It’s been a White House tradition for decades: a first-term president hosts his immediate predecessor in the East Room for a ceremony to unveil the portrait of the former president that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity. Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according …

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Rep. Justin Amash Drops Plan To Run For President

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan congressman who left the Republican Party last year, said on Twitter that he will not run for president this year after saying last month that he would seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this …

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NEVADA: Right Wing Group Sues To Stop Vote-By-Mail

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada plaintiffs backed by a conservative voting-watch group are trying again to block the state’s all vote-by-mail June 9 primary, arguing that mail-only balloting is no longer necessary to limit the risk of COVID-19 spreading among voters. The True the Vote group’s revised complaint seeking an injunction also argues that Clark County’s procedures for distributing …

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Politico Exhumes Tara Reade’s “Manipulative” Past

Politico reports: Over the past decade, Tara Reade has left a trail of aggrieved acquaintances in California’s Central Coast region, who say they remember two things about her — she spoke favorably about her time working for Biden, and she left them feeling duped. As part of an investigation into Reade’s allegations against Biden — charges that are already shaping …

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Brazil Ends Restrictions On Gay Men Donating Blood

The Guardian reports: Brazil’s supreme court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country. The move came as more nations review restrictions on blood donations imposed during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis, with some countries applying blanket bans, some have waiting periods after …

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Hungary No Longer A Democracy, Freedom House Says

Politico reports: Hungary is no longer a democracy, Poland is about to go down the same path, democracy in the Balkans is eroding because of Chinese and Russian influence, and the EU is doing nothing to stop it all, according to the NGO Freedom House’s latest Nations in Transit report, out Wednesday. In the study, which covers 29 countries from …

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