Police in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida have refused to explain why an officer shot and killed a black man who was reportedly having car trouble over the weekend.
According to WPTV, Palm Beach Gardens Police have only said that one of its officers had shot a man at around 3:15 a.m. on a southbound exit ramp of I-95.
Family members confirmed that the man was 31-year-old Corey Jones, who is known in the community for playing drums in several local bands and churches.
“We don’t know where his body is, we don’t know what’s going on, all we know is someone knocked on the door and said this has happened,” WPEC was told by Ava Wright, a cousin of Jones.
Wright explained that Jones had called an older brother to report car problems while on the way home from a gig on Sunday morning. Jones reportedly said that he would need a ride home after calling a tow truck.
“The family needs some comfort,” Wright insisted. “He never got into any trouble; he was a very good kid.”
Watch the video below from WPTV, broadcast Oct. 19, 2015.
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
Talk show host absolutely destroys Trump-loving caller: ‘You’re on national radio having your pants pulled down!’
A British talk show host completely flummoxed a caller who warned that four Democratic congresswomen attacked by President Donald Trump were trying to create a socialist country.
The caller, who identified himself as Stuart, called the representatives "left-wing extremists" who were trying to "change American politics from within," and LBC host James O'Brien pointed out that was what Trump promised he would do as president.
Stuart claimed Trump was restoring American capitalism after it was destroyed by Barack Obama, and O'Brien reminded the caller that a record streak economic expansion had begun well before the current president was in office -- which he flatly rejected.
Trump flag ignites turmoil in gated California community
A gated community in California has been engulfed in controversy after a woman displayed a Trump 2020 flag during a parade, reports CBS13.
The woman's mother, Elizabeth Wilder, says her daughter was treated unfairly when she unfurled the flag.
“She was booed in the parade for having that flag,” Wilder told the station.
The family insists it's a violation of the First Amendment. "Considering that it was the Fourth of July, and we were celebrating liberty, my daughter chose to fly the flag with the president’s name on it,” Wilder said.