10 things you need to know today: August 14, 2016

From morning and into the night. a lot happened yesterday. Thanks for the info.

The Fifth Column

Gretchen Ehlke/Associated Press

THE WEEK

1. Violent protests, fires in Milwaukee after fatal police shooting
Protest of a fatal police shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, turned violent late Saturday night as multiple local businesses, including a gas station and a bank, were set on fire. Some demonstrators also threw rocks at police officers, injuring one. The protest assembled in response to an incident Saturday afternoon in which police shot and killed a fleeing man armed with a stolen handgun after a traffic stop. The officer involved was reportedly wearing a body camera, but footage has yet to be released. Early Sunday morning, the Milwaukee Police Department tweeted that it was “restoring order” and “reducing deployments” in the neighborhood where the protest took place.

Source: USA Today, CNN

2. Trump’s allies reportedly see him as ‘sullen,’ ‘erratic,’ and ‘exhausted’ by the campaign
A report printed by The New York TimesSunday

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Posted on 08/14/2016, in open discussion, politics, Potpourri and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

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  2. The flooding in Louisiana is really bad. The rain is not over, and the waters in some areas are over the levees.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-rescues-spike-overnight-flooded-baton-rouge-41371571

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    My dream? I dream for a world where there are no guns and no weapons:
    Where there is love, compassion, kindness, and cooperation for the common good.

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  5. roderick2012

    I saw the WI AG in a video the other day and he stated that the bodycam film was only one perspective which means that it’s not favorable to law enforcement and we should wait until the other video (I assume the dash cam video) is available.

    But they wasted no time in letting the media know that the victim had a lengthy criminal record.

    I read on another blog that the cop who killed the victim was an aspiring rapper during his non-duty hours.

    *sigh*

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    • Roderick,
      That comes from the 1991 Rodney King playbook. They always say there is something that the victim did that was not captured on video. To get that “evidence” before investigators or a jury, they have a cop testify to what the victim purportedly did that was not caught on camera.

      Common sense is that most excessive or deadly force is actually represented as punishment for what the camera did not record. As we have seen in the last several years, even running is punished by shooting in the back.

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