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Trump Appears to Think You Need to Show Photo ID to Buy Groceries

5yrs ago from The Week
President Trump's short-lived voter fraud commission may be defunct, but he clearly hasn't given up on the idea of requiring special photo ID cards to cast ballots in the U.S., as he told a rally in Tampa on Tuesday night. Also, Trump apparently hasn't set foot in a grocery store in a really long time, or ever — or perhaps at the rarified food markets he patronizes, you need to show photo ID to purchase groceries. Trump says you need a photo ID to buy groceries. pic.twitter.com/B4Nd0S645M — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 1, 2018 You don't need to show photo ID to buy groceries, unless maybe you are paying with a cashier's check or gold bars. "This kind of comment (unfairly) wrecked George H.W. Bush," whose apparent unfamiliarity with a grocery checkout scanner was front-page news in 1992, "and would have vaporized Mitt Romney," notes NBC News' Benjy Sarlin. "But 'authenticity' is a dumb artificial construct and Trump's version does not depend on him even pretending to live like a normal human." Or president. As Trump also said in his Tampa rally, his fans don't expect him to act "presidential," and that has its benefits. Peter Weber
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Georgia Police Sergeant Taunts 13-Year-Old and Then Leaves Him in Freezing Patrol Car: ‘Getting Cold Yet?’

5yrs ago from Raw Story
New body camera footage shows two Georgia police officers leaving a 13-year-old boy freezing in the back of a police cruiser on a cold early January morning as an apparent interrogation tactic. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that early on the morning of January 2, a Roswell, Georgia police officer identified as C. Dickerson stopped a 13-year-old boy who was driving a golf cart. According to the police report obtained by the AJC, the boy only had on …
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Body Cams Demonstrate Their Indispensability in a Minneapolis Shooting

5yrs ago from Red State
The more we learn the more it is obvious that requiring police officers to wear body cameras is critical to both suppressing police misconduct (it is amazing how people will conduct themselves when they know they are being watched) and to combating malicious allegations of misconduct. Just before Memorial Day, race-baiter extraordinaire Shaun King, aka Talcum X because to all appearances he’s a white guy | Read More »
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Film Inclusion Report Says Rhetoric Doesn’t Equal Results

5yrs ago from Washington Times
Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white, straight, able-bodied men, both in front of the camera and behind.
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Minneapolis Police Release Bodycam Video of Officer-Involved Shooting Death of 31-Year-Old Black Man

5yrs ago from The Blaze
The Minneapolis Police Department has released bodycam video of last month's officer-involved shooting death of a 31-year-old black man, KARE-TV reported. Thurman Blevins led Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly on a foot chase that ended when the officers shot and killed the suspect. The department has faced scrutiny following Blevins' death. "This is just one part of an effort to bring greater transparency," Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said during a news conference after police released the bodycam videos. "We can't make our city a better place by demonizing all police or by failing to recognize that black lives do matter." Police made public three separate videos — two raw videos and one stabilized and analyzed video — from the body cameras worn by officers Schmidt and Kelly. The officers remain on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. What happened? On June 23, officers Schmidt and Kelly responded to a 911 call on the north side at …
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WATCH: Police Body Camera Catches Bystander Making NFL-Like Tackle of Fleeing Perp

5yrs ago from The Blaze
When a suspect escaped the grasp of a Provo police officer attempting to arrest him during a welfare check gone wrong, a bystander stepped up to take the fleeing perp down, KSTU-TV reported. Officer Austin Williams was chasing suspect Emiliano Medina after the man threw punches and reportedly tried to grab the officer's gun, when a bystander ended things abruptly with a hit the officer described as "like NFL hardest hits type of stuff." What happened? Williams arrived at a Sam's Club gas station Tuesday after receiving reports of a man asking people for water. It was supposed to be a simple welfare check. Williams approached Medina in a non-threatening way, simply asking if he was alright. Medina appeared hostile from the beginning, responding by pointing his hand like a gun to his own head and then lunging at the officer's gun. Medina and Williams engage in a brief struggle as Williams orders him to …
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Gun-Wielding Males Steal Jewelry Right Off Vietnam Vet as He Sits on Porch—but There’s Hopeful News

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Fresh from a doctor's appointment, Kendrick Holloway was sitting on the porch of his Detroit home Friday afternoon when two men — one pointing a gun — walked right up to him, WJBK-TV reported. "The guy kept saying, 'I will shoot you,'" Holloway, 68, recalled to the station. And given his eyes were dilated from the doctor visit and his vision was blurry, WJBK said, the Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor wasn't game for a confrontation. "It happened so fast, I didn't have a chance to think about it," Holloway added to the station. "My biggest thing was, 'Just don't shoot me, take the jewelry' ... That's replaceable, I'm not." Within two minutes, jewelry of sentimental value was ripped and snatched right off his body as he sat there at gunpoint, WJBK said. The hopeful news? Fortunately, a doorbell video camera recorded the armed theft, the station said. What's more, while a WJBK reporter was interviewing Holloway, …
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Georgia Cops Used Coin-Flip App to Decide Whether to Arrest Woman

5yrs ago from The Week
Instead of using their discretion, two police officers in Roswell, Georgia, chose in April to let a coin-flip app decide whether to arrest a woman stopped for speeding. WXIA-TV obtained body camera video of the incident, and Officer Courtney Brown can be heard asking Sarah Webb if she knows how fast she was going. Webb said she was sorry for speeding, but was late for work. Brown asks Webb to hand over the keys, and then walks to her patrol car, where she asks other officers if she should arrest Webb or give her a ticket. Brown is heard saying she did not record Webb's speed, and then says, "Hold on," proceeding to open a coin-flip app on her phone, CBS News reports. Officer Kristee Wilson pipes up, and says if it's heads Webb should be arrested, and if it's tails, she should be free to go. The app gives Brown tails, but Wilson suggests she be arrested anyway, and Webb is detained, charged with going too fast for conditions and reckless driving. Those charges were ultimately dropped. Police Chief Rusty Grant told CBS News on Friday he was "appalled" that any officers would "trivialize the decision making process of something as important as the arrest of a person," and said as soon as heard about the incident, an investigation was launched and the two officers were placed on administrative leave. Webb, who said she didn't know about the use of the app until she was contacted weeks later by WXIA, called the incident "degrading." Catherine Garcia
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PD: Video Proves Suspect Was Armed in Police Shooting That Sparked Riot

5yrs ago from Western Journalism
Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a handgun, a department spokesman said Sunday. The shooting Saturday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city’s South Side sparked a clash between angry residents…
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WATCH: Arizona GOP Lawmaker Busted for Speeding Brags to Cop That He Regularly Drives 140 Miles Per Hour

5yrs ago from Raw Story
Republican Arizona state Rep. Paul Mosley this year was pulled over for driving 97 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone — and then he proceeded to brag to the officer who pulled him over that he regularly drives even faster. Per the Arizona Republic, body camera footage from a La Paz County Sheriff’s deputy released this week shows Mosley smirking as the officer approaches his vehicle to hand him a citation for speeding, despite …
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