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Wheelchair-bound inmate beaten, dentures shattered by deputy who was ‘caught up in the moment’

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A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Florida was fired this week after an investigation concluded that he used excessive force on a disabled inmate.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office on Tuesday, the incident occurred when 47-year-old Deputy Raymond Ferrio was escorting an inmate to the infirmary on Oct. 1, The St. Petersburg Tribune reported.

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The inmate, who was in a wheelchair, had tried to resist being moved by putting his feet on the floor. The press release said that Ferrio put his arms around the inmate’s neck, and threw him to the floor. The impact caused the inmate’s dentures to shatter.

The statement said that Ferrio punched and kicked the inmate while he was on the floor. The inmate was then secured with restraints.

According to the sheriff’s office, the inmate never posed a threat to Ferrio or other staff members.

Ferrio later admitted that he had not been justified in using force. He explained his actions by saying that he “got caught up in the moment,” the press release said. He had been an employee of the Department of Detention and Corrections since July 2000.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office released a video of the incident on Tuesday.

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A man in Utah this week was caught on camera wearing a face mask over his eyes at a local grocery store, only to get berated by several angry employees who eventually had him removed.

Local news station Fox 13 Now reports that that the man walked into a Smith's grocery store in Cedar City, Utah wearing a mask over his eyes in an act of defiance of the store's face mask policy.

The video shows employees walking up to the man and asking him why he wasn't following signs that said all customers have to wear masks while shopping.

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Law enforcement officer in Portland, Oregon were seen on video slashing the tires of a medical support vehicle.

According to reports from the scene, the van was providing medical support to anyone inured in the ongoing protests. The vehicle was said to have been repurposed from Timbers Army, a fan group backing a local soccer team.

"Just witnessed PPB riot police stab the wheels out of a medic van as it tried to drive away in accordance with their orders," one photographer noted on Twitter.

Video shared on social media shows riot police using tear gas to clear a street where the vehicle was parked. Before the vehicle can leave, an officer jabs a knife-like object into the tires.

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Trump adviser Larry Kudlow: ‘We don’t want to have’ voting rights protections get through Congress

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"So much of the Democratic asks are really liberal left wishlists we don't want to have," said Kudlow. "Voting rights, and aid to aliens, and so forth. That's not our game."

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