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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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Former San Francisco Police Officer Charged In 2017 Killing Of Black Man : NPR

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. A former San Francisco police officer, Chris Samayoa, who fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect in 2017, is facing numerous charges including voluntary manslaughter.

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. A former San Francisco police officer, Chris Samayoa, who fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect in 2017, is facing numerous charges including voluntary manslaughter.

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced his office has filed five charges, including voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, against a former police officer who shot and killed a Black man suspected of carjacking a California Lottery minivan three years ago.

“As far as we are aware, this is the first-ever time that the San Francisco District Attorney’s office has filed

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‘David Makes Man,’ ‘All Rise’ Showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence Signs Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal



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Dee Harris-Lawrence has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Harris-Lawrence is currently an executive producer and showrunner on the OWN series “David Makes Man” as well as executive producer and co-showrunner on the CBS legal drama “All Rise,” both of which are produced by Warner Bros.

“I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Warner Bros,” Harris-Lawrence said. “They’ve been collaborative and supportive on both ‘David Makes Man’ and ‘All Rise,’ and I am looking forward to the next chapter of creating new content and amplifying visionary storytelling.”

Under terms of the deal, she will continue work on both current shows while also developing, creating and producing new scripted programming for the studio across all platforms.

Harris-Lawrence was named one of Variety’s 10 TV Scribes to Watch in 2019. Prior to her work

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Oregon man foiled in attempt to steal 108 rolls of white gold (toilet paper), sheriff’s officials say

As cases in the coronavirus pandemic march steadily upward, the fear of running out of toilet paper has returned and some are turning to nefarious means to procure that flushable bounty.

Exhibit A is what Walla Walla County sheriff’s officials are calling “The Great Toilet Paper Caper of 2020,″ in which they said an Oregon man was thwarted in his attempt to make off with a large amount of TP.

According to a Facebook post from the county Sheriff’s Office, “a watchful citizen interrupted a residential burglary in progress” and called 911.

At first deputies couldn’t catch the alleged paper thief. But, authorities said, they later found the suspect in his disabled pickup. Authorities said they thought the truck was disabled due to poor maintenance.

“The toilet paper in his vehicle,” officials said in the post, “was in the same unique packaging that deputies had seen earlier in the residence.”

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Two Denver officers justified in fatal shooting of man armed with handgun.

Two Denver police officers who shot and killed a man with a handgun will not face criminal charges in the fatal police shooting.

On Sept. 9, Officers Kyle Saunier and Lynnea Vento fired shots at Antonio Blackbear, 41, according to a decision letter posted Monday about the shooting from Denver District Attorney Beth McCann to Police Chief Paul Pazen.

Police had received 911 calls about Blackbear threatening people with a gun, which turned out to be a a “replica airsoft pistol” resembling a Glock 9mm, at the RTD light rail stations at Colfax and Auraria, and 10th and Osage.

The officers responded and spotted Blackbear with the gun in his hand near the intersection of West 10th Avenue and Inca Street. Blackbear told two people in a Ford SUV to get out of their vehicle as he pointed the gun at them, officials said.

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The Rock won’t ‘concede’ Sexiest Man Alive title to Michael B. Jordan

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Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, star of “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” has his opinion on who the sexiest man alive is.

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Just when you thought People’s Sexiest Man Alive title was a triumphant, and clear, victory for “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan.

In steps Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2016, with a page torn from President Donald Trump’s prolonged contesting of the 2020 presidential election results.

“I CONCEDE NOTHING,” Johnson wrote on his Instagram page Friday about the Sexiest Man Alive crown, adding a winking emoji to make it clear he was just kidding. We hope.

But seriously, Johnson had nothing for love for Jordan, writing, “congrats to my brother @michaelbjordan on the new sexy crown.”

The Rock was featured in the latest sexiest man issue as well, where he talked about living his life to the fullest.

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Medic, man and woman all shot in SW, D.C. police say

The EMS worker was shot after being sent there to help treat the first of the two civilian shooting victims. The second civilian was shot at that time.

One of the civilians was a man, and the other a woman.

It appeared from preliminary accounts that the first shooting occurred near the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE just before 4:30 p.m.

In a tweet police said a man was seen fleeing the area in a car.

Meanwhile, according to police spokeswoman Alaina Gertz, emergency personnel were sent to the area to treat the shooting victim.

At that point, Gertz said, the attacker in the first shooting apparently returned. Both the second civilian victim and the EMS worker were then shot, according to a preliminary account from Gertz. Police listed the site of that portion of the incident as the 3900 block of South Capitol Street SW.

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Man arrested in deadly attack at Nebraska Sonic restaurant

Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man in the fatal shooting of two people and wounding of two others at a Nebraska fast food restaurant

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man in an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed, two were wounded and officers responding to a report of a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot arrived to find the vehicle on fire.

Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., of Omaha, was booked into Sarpy County jail early Sunday on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree arson in Saturday night’s attack at a Sonic Drive-in restaurant in Bellevue, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Silva was being held without bond Sunday before making his initial court appearance.

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Dwayne Johnson jokingly refuses to ‘concede’ Sexiest Man Alive title to Michael B. Jordan

The people have spoken, but 2016’s winner is refusing to concede to this year’s victor. No, this article is about PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive. Why do you ask?



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Dwayne Johnson teased the 2020 Sexiest Man Alive Michael B. Jordan in an Instagram post on Friday, joking that he does not “concede” the title, which Johnson received in 2016. (He also made the longer list of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men of 2020, incidentally.)

“Congrats to my brother @michaelbjordan on the new sexy crown,” the Jumanji star wrote in the post. “I CONCEDE NOTHING.”

Jordan, for his part, was quite gracious about receiving the honor. “It’s a cool feeling,” the actor told PEOPLE. “You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part

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How Tiffany Haddish Played A Role In Common’s Sexiest Man Alive Photos | Celebrities

Common was featured in PEOPLE’s 2020 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ issue, however his girlfriend Tiffany Haddish says she played a big role in making that happen.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (November 20) the actress and comedian reveled in the fact that her man was one of the 158 recognized in the coveted feature story. But she claims that the abs Common gained for the photoshoot were thanks to her.

“I helped him with those abs,” she joked. “Now, y’all can look but you can’t touch, alright? That’s for me.”

Haddish, who confirmed rumors she was dating the rap legend back in July, recalled the day she went over to Common’s house when he was preparing for the shoot. She said she offered him some advice on how to make his abs pop.

RELATED: Tiffany Haddish Confirms Relationship With Common

“We gon’ have to do something about those

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