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Court Denies Qualified Immunity To Cops Who Beat An Innocent Man To Death

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously denied qualified immunity to two officers who beat, punched, tased, and kicked Kendole Joseph, an unarmed man suffering from a mental health crisis in Gretna, Louisiana. During this eight-minute long episode of police brutality, Joseph endured 26 blunt-force injuries all over his body; he died in the hospital two days later. Police never accused Joseph of any criminal wrongdoing, while according to his family, he wasn’t actively resisting arrest. 

“We are entitled to count on law enforcement to use no more force than necessary,” Judge Don Willett wrote for the court. “And we are entitled to enforce that standard as a matter of constitutional law when officers fail to honor it.”

In February 2017, the assistant principal of a middle school in Gretna saw a “strange guy” (Joseph) in front of her school, who was “nervous and shaky,” muttering to

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Walter Wallace Jr., who was shot by Philadelphia police, had a criminal history, rapped about shooting cops

The Black man fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers on Monday was an aspiring rapper who sometimes rhymed about shooting people, including police officers, and was awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman, according to media reports. 

Walter Wallace Jr., 27, also rapped about social justice and police injustice on his social media, WPVI-TV reported. 

Court records obtained by the news outlet also show Wallace had a criminal history. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to robbery, assault and possessing an instrument of crime, according to documents obtained by Fox News.

Authorities said he kicked down the door of another woman and put a gun to her head.

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He was sentenced to 11 months to 23 months in jail. In 2013, he pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and punching an officer in the face. It was not clear if the

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Offest Was Stopped By Cops, Pulled From His Car, But Was Not Arrested

On Saturday night, Offset jumped on Instagram Live to show his fans the situation he was in, one that involved being confronted by police officers by Beverley Hills. As seen in the livestream video, officers ask Offset to step out of the vehicle and the Migos rapper replied, “I’m not doing that, I’m not doing that. Because you’ve got guns out.”

After officers insisted that he step out of the vehicle, Offset refused to do so once again and said, “I’m not going to move my hands from my steering wheel.” The officers then reveal why they wanted the rapper to step out of the vehicle as a female officer said, “We were told that you guys were waving guns.”

After a back and forth conversation between Offset and the two officers, the rapper had his door opened and he was pulled from the vehicle. “You can’t just open my

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Run the Jewels Battle Robot Cops in “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” Video: Watch

The post Run the Jewels Battle Robot Cops in “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” Video: Watch appeared first on Consequence of Sound.

Over the weekend, Run the Jewels aired their “Holy Calamavote” concert special on Adult Swim, giving a live debut to their latest masterpiece, RTJ4. Now, RTJ has today shared a cartoon video for the album track “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)”.

Once again presented by Adult Swim, the Sean Solomon-directed clip was animated by Titmouse, the production house behind shows like Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros., and Big Mouth. For “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)”, they drew up a complete retelling of the track’s narrative — only with evil mechanical police as the antagonists. Though as Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski explained in a statement, there may actually be some truth to this fiction.

“Killer Mike and El-P, would f*** up some robot

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‘Erratic’ man with gun blew kisses at cops during 3-hour standoff at N.J. hotel, authorities say

A guest at a Middlesex County hotel was arrested after a standoff with police that lasted nearly three hours, authorities said Monday.

Louis Smith, 46, was staying at the Hotel Vicenza on Route 1 in South Brunswick when he had an argument with a staff member about 2 p.m. and pulled out a gun, according to police.

Police surrounded the building and attempted to speak with the suspect as he repeatedly paced between the front breezeway and rear balcony of his second-floor room, according to South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka.

“Officers were confronted by a gunman who threatened to harm others and was acting out,” Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said in a statement.

During the standoff, Smith “kept yelling profanities at unoccupied cars in the parking lot” and at one point used his cellphone to record himself blowing kisses at police officers, the chief said.

“Smith’s erratic behavior continued

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