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Miami cop gets promotion in spite of ‘Memorial Day killing’ when he shot unarmed man 8 times

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In 2011, Miami Beach Police Officer Kenne Espada and 11 fellow officers fired a total of 116 bullets aimed at a supposed drunk driver, many of which ended up wounding four bystanders.

None of the officers in the infamous “Memorial Day killing” were indicted, and now, according to the Miami New Times, Espada is being promoted to sergeant.

Espada, who fired eight of the rounds that killed 22-year-old vacationer Raymond Herisse, “successfully tested for promotion,” Miami Beach Police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez said.

Espada and his co-workers responded when Herisse was heard squealing his tires at 4 a.m. on Memorial Day weekend. Their reports said they saw the man reach into his back seat, causing them to fear for their lives. Once one officer reached for his arm, Herisse sped away. That’s when the bullets started raining.

In the process, officers not only struck Herisse, but also four bystanders — one of whom was shot so close to the heart, surgeons could not remove the bullet. Officers were also filmed “pointing guns randomly into innocent bystanders’ cars,” and reportedly confiscated cell phones used to record the incident.

As the New Times notes, the officers’ stories changed multiple times, especially regarding a weapon in Herisse’s car.

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“They initially claimed they found a gun wrapped in a towel underneath the driver’s seat,” the report notes. “Then the story changed: Cops later said the gun was wrapped in a T-shirt under the rear passenger’s-side seat. Herisse’s fingerprints were not found on the gun.”

Two of Espada’s eight bullets penetrated Herisse, though it’s unclear if either killed him.

You can watch video of the chaotic incident below.

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Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.

Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.

“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.

“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”

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‘White woman problems’: Twitter stomps ‘lifestyle guru’ after she goes berserk over checkout glitch at Target

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A self-described "lifestyle guru" and TV host is coming under fire after she raged on Twitter about problems purchasing items at Target.

In a tweet on Saturday, Meaghan Mooney demanded Target "make good" after she was not able to immediately purchase a cart filled with goods.

"I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY???" Mooney wrote. "And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!"

Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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