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Police respond to George Floyd square on reports of shots fired

Police respond to George Floyd square on reports of shots fired

Bystanders at the Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd died ducked for cover Tuesday as the sound of gunshots rang out nearby, taking shelter briefly.

John Elder, a spokesman for the city of Minneapolis, said officers responded to the 3800 block of Elliot Avenue on a report of the sound of shots fired. Officers learned a vehicle was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

The spokesman said that a short time afterward, a person arrived at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with a gunshot wound. That person was transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of the injury, which is not considered to be life-threatening.

At the time of the incident, an Associated Press journalist shooting video at the intersection of 38th and Chicago reported hearing as many as 30 gunshots about a block from the intersection, and said a storefront window appears to have been broken by a gunshot.

https://kstp.com/news/reports-gunshots-heard-near-george-floyd-square-on-anniversary-of-death-south-minneapolis-developing/6121084/?cat=1

The intersection is supposed to be having a festival today with activities, music and food trucks.

Prosecutor assigned to Kim Potter case resigns, notes 'partisan politics' as reason for departure

Prosecutor assigned to Kim Potter case resigns, notes 'partisan politics' as reason for departure

The prosecuting attorney in the Kim Potter case, a former Brooklyn Center officer who discharged a firearm that killed Daunte Wright last month, has resigned from his position.

Imran Ali confirmed with KSTP that he has submitted a letter of resignation to Washington County Attorney Pete Orput. His resignation will be effective as of June 17. In the letter, Ali noted the "vitriol" and "partisan politics" as reasons for his decision. 

"The last several weeks have been difficult for me and my family," Ali stated, in part. "The vitriol from some and the infusion of partisan politics by many has made my job difficult to pursue justice."

Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Wright. Many activists and community members have pushed for a murder charge to be added on, including a protest in front of Orput's home after the charges were announced. 
https://kstp.com/news/prosecutor-assigned-to-kim-potter-case-resigns-notes-partisan-politics-as-reason-for-departure/6120201/?cat=1

Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian Americans

Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian Americans

Last spring Annie Chen, who works in human resources, read about an Asian woman who had been punched in the face and yelled at by a stranger just a few blocks from where she lived in midtown Manhattan.

Five days later, Chen, 25, bought her first canister of pepper spray.

She had been struck by the way the public perception of Asian Americans had suddenly changed, she said, and simply wanted to protect herself. “I felt like if people had any anger or frustration — and if you were just walking around being a person who looks Asian — they might take it out on you.”

Over the last year, more than 6,600 anti-Asian hate incidents have been recorded nationwide, according to the nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate. New York had the largest increase in anti-Asian hate crimes relative to other major cities, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/keys-wallet-pepper-spray-reality-121646622.html

District Attorney says deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. were justified

District Attorney says deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. were justified

District Attorney Andrew Womble said Tuesday that the deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. last month were justified in using deadly force, citing a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation probe.

Womble said the shooting, "while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown's actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others."

Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies in Elizabeth City on April 21 when they attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, according to the sheriff's office.

A source with knowledge told CNN that the Brown family has not received any advanced information on the findings.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/us/andrew-brown-jr-press-conference/index.html

District Attorney says deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. were justified

Source: CNN

District Attorney Andrew Womble said Tuesday that the deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. last month were justified in using deadly force, citing a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation probe.

Womble said the shooting, "while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown's actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others."

Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies in Elizabeth City on April 21 when they attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, according to the sheriff's office.

A source with knowledge told CNN that the Brown family has not received any advanced information on the findings.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/us/andrew-brown-jr-press-conference/index.html

Is it really a matter of faith vs physical?

Trust the experts at the CDC
"In Fauci I trust"
Believe in science
The vaccines are safe and effective

We have been preaching these for months. Yet when these same people tell us we can trust the vaccine and remove the mask we recoil. Why?

'The CDC has been wrong before', 'it's political', 'we don't have enough data'- all these and more are excuses used by anti-mask folk and we have ridiculed them for it.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we certainly can say one of those excuses is why we will keep wearing a mask. We have traveled a very different road but we have arrived at the same conclusion- we don't fully trust the "experts". We can wear the mask but we are tracking a certain amount of hypocrisy across the carpet by using the same excuses.

Or is it less complicated and based on our primary senses? Nearly all of us have no way to test our blood. We cannot measure what level of antibodies we have or how they fight various strains of the virus. A mask on the other hand is a physical object. We can see it, feel it and can put it on at anytime we feel the need knowing it is doing what it does.

Are masks simply our security blanket? That it is easier to believe in something we can touch than something we must believe to be true?

Gun sales are surging in a surprising state

Gun sales are surging in a surprising state

Concerns about looming gun control legislation and rising crime continued to fuel gun sales in America throughout the month of April, according to industry observers.

The FBI conducted more than 3.5 million gun-related background checks last month, a 20% year-over-year increase from April 2020, according to the latest FBI figures released Monday.

Nearly 1.7 million of those gun background checks were specifically for gun purchases, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms industry trade group that cross references FBI data with actual sales figures provided by gun merchants to determine how many guns are sold monthly.

NSSF spokesman Mark Oliva said the firearms industry sold more guns last month than in any April on record.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/business/gun-sales-april-illinois/index.html

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