Protests continued despite a curfew after the fatal shooting of Donut Wright
Tensions between protesters and police escalated for the second day in a row Monday After the Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, a police officer – who authorities say was apparently intended to fire a Taser and not a pistol – fired Down Wright, a 20-year-old black man, during a traffic stop on Sunday. Protesters remained outside despite Minnesota Gov. Tim Falls imposed a curfew that extended until 6 a.m. Tuesday to three counties, which included the Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb about 10 miles from where George Floyd died in police custody in May. the past. About 90 minutes after the curfew deadline, police in the Brooklyn Center began firing gas canisters and grenades in an effort to push the protesters away. Some of the protesters, who wore gas masks, carried smoke canisters and threw them at the police. Early Tuesday, a Minnesota State Patrol official said 40 people were arrested at the Brooklyn Center protest. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said on Monday that Wright was hit by a single bullet and died after traffic stopped. Ganon described the shooting as an “accidental discharge”. Monday night protests also took place in New York City. Portland, Oregon and Louisville, Kentucky.
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The defense is expected to begin calling witnesses in Chauven’s trial
For the first time, the jury is expected to hear witnesses testifying to the defense In the trial, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accused in the death of George Floyd, was murdered. When Hennepin County Court Judge Peter Cahill finished court on Monday, he told the jury that “we are nearing the end” of the trial. He said he expected the defense to finish presenting evidence by the end of the week, with closing arguments expected on Monday. So far, 38 witnesses have been called to the stage, all of them by the prosecution. Chauvin is accused of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of Floyd in police custody on May 25, 2020.
Police officer killed in the Capitol attack in honor
US Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who died after the April 2 attack on the US Capitol Building, Lie with honor Tuesdays at the Capitol. Evans, an 18-year-old member of the force, was killed when he was a 25-year-old man He hit his car with a roadblock Protect the north side of the Capitol. Officers shot the suspect, who later died in hospital. Evans will be the second officer from the United States Forces to take the honor this year after Brian Secnick, who died after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. It honored only a few ordinary citizens, including two other Capitol police officers who died in the line of duty in 1998.
Tennessee High School will be closed after a student is killed in a shooting
Austin East Magent High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, It will shut down Tuesday and Wednesday In the wake of the shooting, a teenage boy was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday afternoon. The school will not hold classes, physical or in-person. In an email to families, Principal Nathan Langlow said the school building will open on Tuesday with counselors available for students. Police responded to a call on Monday that an armed student was holed up in a school bathroom. When the officers entered the bathroom, the student shot them, hit one of them, and he was He was wounded and killed by police fireAuthorities said. Knoxville Police Chief Yves Thomas said the officer who was shot was in critical condition and underwent surgery on Monday night.
John Boehner takes the Republican Party today to do its thing in his new diary
Texas Senator Ted Cruz was “Lucifer in the Flesh.” Members of the Freedom Bloc were “political terrorists” and “far-right joint heads.” Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner is not taking prisoners in “In The House: Washington’s Diary,” published Tuesday by St. Martin’s Press. The book is An unusual reprimand for the current Republican Party, A settlement by one of the senior figures in the party. “I wasn’t going to write a model march in Washington,” he told USA TODAY. Boehner’s primary targets are Republican officials who he said are more interested in praising Fox News than in ruling. He also criticizes former President Donald Trump, who says “offensive” His loyal followers by continuing to lie about the presidential election he lost.