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Ex-LAPD cop: Charlotte Police ‘escalated the situation’ and are pushing a ‘false narrative’ about Keith Scott

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Former Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey appeared on CNN Newsroom on Saturday afternoon and suggested that the Charlotte Police Department is creating a “false narrative” about the death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed on Tuesday.

Anchor Poppy Harlow asked Dorsey why the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department waited so long to release body camera video of the Scott shooting and why they only released part of the video in their possession.

“Well, I believe there’s something on that video that may be unsettling,” Dorsey replied. “Not only to the community but to the family if they were to see it in its entirety.”

She continued, “The more we hear about this, the more questions there are to be answered. And at this point, I think that police department is almost in a lose-lose situation, because whatever they produce at this point is going to be suspect.”

Harlow asked what the reasoning behind a decision by the CMPD to withhold upsetting video would be when it will all be available at the end of the investigation.

Dorsey said that there has already been unrest associated with Scott’s killing.

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“And certainly we don’t want to see any more destruction or damage done,” she said, but the full, unedited video needs to be released.

Dorsey said that the CMPD is going to do what every police department does, “They’re going to throw buckets of money at the family. There will be no substantive change in the way their officers do business. And this will go on until we have the next Keith Scott or Philando Castile or Sandra Bland. That’s why everybody is so frustrated.”

Later in the segment, Dorsey explained the officers can only use lethal force “of a type that is commensurate with what type of resistance a suspect is producing.” If an officer is faced with a suspect who may fire, they have a right and a duty, she said, to stop them.

“But here’s the problem, Poppy,” Dorsey said. Because we don’t have the full video, we must rely on the officers’ testimony about what actually occurred. “And officers sometimes say things that are not factual.”

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“It seems the officers escalated that situation, and are now creating a false narrative,” she said.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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George Conway calls out fears Trump will compromise new US intelligence initiative aimed at Russia

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On Saturday, George Conway drew attention to a specific passage of a new article from The New York Times about the intelligence community's efforts to counterattack the Russian power grid, in response to years of covert Kremlin attacks on our own:

“[O]fficials described...hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern...that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation...to the Russian foreign minister.” https://t.co/BXTjjXBmia

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