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Fox Sheriff David Clarke: Protest over Keith Scott killing was ‘primitive, subhuman behavior’

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke rushed to condemn the demonstrations following the fatal shooting of Keith Scott by police, Media Matters reported on Wednesday.

“We saw a primitive behavior on display, at best primitive behavior,” Clarke told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto. “At worst, you saw subhuman behavior as people just reacted to circumstances, rioting, looting, it’s not a socially acceptable response to people’s frustration and what they may not know.”

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Scott was shot and killed on Tuesday following an encounter with Charlotte police officers who were seeking another person with outstanding warrants.

WSOC-TV reported that Officer Brentley Vinson, who committed the shooting, was not wearing a body camera when he killed Scott. Officials did say, however, that dashcam footage confirms their allegation that Scott approached officers with a gun in his hand. Scott’s relatives have argued that he was actually holding a book while waiting for his children’s school bus.

Neither Clarke nor Cavuto mentioned that North Carolina is an open-carry state. However, Clarke — who argued last year that “there is no police brutality” in the US — said that he was “disturbed” that while 12 officers were injured during the unrest in the city on Wednesday night, that no demonstrators were listed as “casualties.”

“You cannot put law enforcement officers in harm’s way if you’re not going to allow them to use all reasonable force to defend themselves and protect life and property,” he said. “Not minimum force, not minimum force, not deescalation, all reasonable force.”

Clarke’s appearance came a day after The Influence reported that Terrill Thomas, a prisoner in Milwaukee County Jail — which is under his supervision — died after being denied water for six days. Clarke has not commented on Thomas’ death, which has been ruled a homicide.

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Watch footage from the interview, as posted by Media Matters on Wednesday, below.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

https://twitter.com/GriffinConnolly/status/1220891285910892544

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