It’s an interesting concept, to be sure… And one which seems very worthwhile.
Police in the California city of San Diego shot and killed a mentally ill, unarmed black man after his sister called the department for assistance.
Police from the El Cajon suburb released a statement late on Tuesday night, several hours after the shooting outside the Broadway Village shopping centre, confirming that the man died in hospital. His family have named him as 30-year-old Alfred Olango.
Police had been called over by Olango’s sister, who said that he was acting strangely and not himself. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was filmed by a bystander who posted the clip live to Facebook. That video has been viewed almost 40,000 times.
“Why couldn’t you tase him? I told you he is sick. And you guys shot him!” Olango’s sister can be heard telling officers in the video. “I called police to help him, not to kill him.”
Jeff Davis, the El Cajon police chief, said that the man was not armed. He added that Olango ignored calls to remove his hands from his pockets and pulled out an object. Olango then pointed the object in a “shooting stance” towards two officers, prompting one of the officers to open fire, Davis said.
Local news agency CBS8 reported that “several witnesses alleged that the officers were unduly quick to open fire and suggested that their actions had been influenced by the fact that they were dealing with a black man, one they described as mentally challenged”.
“One man angrily told reporters at the news conference that the victim was suffering a seizure prior to the shooting, and another described seeing him with his hands raised at the moment the shots sounded,” CBS8 said.
The shooting spurred protests at the scene for several hours, alleging police racism. Demonstrations were also later held outside the police department.
The department released a photo still taken from a mobile phone video of the moment. Police said an object had been recovered from the scene, but did not say what that object was.
According to Mapping Police Violence, Olango has become the 217th black American to be killed by police so far this year.
At least 19 villagers were killed after torrential rains caused flooding and triggered landslides on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said Wednesday. One of the worst-affected areas was the district of Garut, where 16 people died, including five children, seven women and an 8-month-old baby, after Cimanuk and Cikamuri rivers overflowed Tuesday night, reports…
We have had this conversation. *sips lemon juice* This is, hands down, the worst animated film you could ever let your children watch.
See?! I love that my friends also do this. ❤ I usually put the tiny capful of tea tree oil in with my conditioner and in the soak for my feet, though (because I don’t have time for droppers). I use it straight when I put it on my face and neck after my nightly exfoliation, after which I put on lotion. *still looks eighteen* Tea tree oil is a must on your legs if you use laser or creams.
Claim that police death is up 75% from 2015, due to gunfire (civilian death is up that much due to police brutality). Though this seems to be completely baseless, and many precincts have been shown, in studies, to actually inadequately train their officers, legislation has been introduced to the House by Representative Frank Burns to “protect blue lives“. Because Blue Lives exist? I’m pretty sure I posted something to the contrary the other day.
That definitely explains why I’m always in such a good and bouncy mood. 😄 *eats a lemon*
Everybody knows that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you in the long run as it reduces risks for cancer and heart attacks. But a new study found that munching produce boosts happiness even quicker. The associated feel-good factor kicks in within two years. Granted, that’s still not fast as other things will make you feel better, like, say, a bag of Doritos or a vodka and tonic. But yeah, dive into that kale.
Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN): NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.
“Welcome to Jupiter!” flashed on screens at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. The Juno team cheered and hugged.