Jul 31, 2015
Fault Lines Links: Sam Dubose Fallout, Tim Nelson, Kissinger Barreau
July 31, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Welcome to Friday, people. Here’s what we’re watching.
- University of Cincinnati cops, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, have been suspended after backing up Ray Tensing’s account of the shooting of Sam Dubose. The release of the officers’ body cameras show the three trying to get their story straight immediately after the shooting occurred.
- Timothy Nelson got the crapped kicked out of him by NYPD for double parking and making an illegal U-turn. To NYPD’s credit, the beating stopped once a crowd showed up and started shooting video.
- The New York Daily News has more details on the NJ State Trooper accused of shooting at 3 teenagers for knocking on his door in Sparta, NJ. Trooper Kissinger Barreau claims the teens knocked on his door and almost ran him over with their car. Short driveway, I guess?
- Georgia man, George Mann, was killed when police drive stunned him during an arrest. “Drive stunning” occurs when a taser is applied directly to a suspect’s body. He was reportedly disturbed and under the influence of drugs.
- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the closure of the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center. The facility was built during the Civil War and was basically declared obsolete by city officials in 1938. Grim.
- An autopsy report of the homesless man shot to death by LAPD in Skid Row earlier this year has been released. Charly Keunang, who was under the influence of meth and marijuana, suffered 6 shots, 2 of which were contact gunshots i.e. with the gun pressed to the victim’s skin. Controversy over the circumstances of the encounter continues.
- A drunk man in LA was shot dead by sheriff’s deputies. He was wielding a metal stick.
So it was a rough week, you guys, but we made it through. Here’s the best gas station toilet in the Philippines.