The White House is holding a press briefing with reporters at 10:30 a.m. (ET) as a potential government shutdown looms. The briefing will feature Marc Short, the Director of Legislative Affairs and Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Watch live video, courtesy of PBS Newshour below:
South Carolina authorities released graphic body cam footage from January showing a Black man with mental illness being extracted him jail cell in an ordeal that led to his death, BuzzFeed News reports.
Two sheriff's deputies pepper-sprayed him, used a stun gun multiple times, and restrained him with knees on his back during the incident.
"Jamal Sutherland, 31, died on Jan. 5, only 12 hours after he was jailed at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, following attempts by Charleston County Sheriff's deputies to take him to a bond hearing for a misdemeanor assault charge," BuzzFeed's Tasneem Nashrulla reports.
"Our officers removed Mr. Sutherland from his cell that morning in order to ensure that he received a timely bond hearing, as required by law," Graziano said. "Their efforts were complicated by the increasing effects that Mr. Sutherland was suffering as a result of mental illness."
But according to Charleston County Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, who is reviewing the case, the circumstances surrounding Sutherland's in-custody death have "raised serious concerns and begged many questions."
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During his final year as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing a "National Garden of American Heroes."
Trump's move was a reaction to calls to take down statues honoring disgraced historical figures like Confederate generals.
Evangelical preacher Billy Graham and former President Ronald Reagan were to be honored at Trump's sculpture garden.
On Friday, Biden revoked Trump's executive order, CNN's Kevin Liptak reported.
Biden just officially revoked the executive order for the "National Garden of American Heroes" that Trump signed last year— Kevin Liptak (@Kevin Liptak)1621021274.0
‘Going to be stomp a [N-word] night’: Four white men arrested in Pennsylvania for violent assault of Black man
Four white men from Pennsylvania are facing charges after they attacked a Black at a bar in the town of Sharon, the Sharon Herald reports.
Thomas L. Boyer II, 48, and Casey Thomas Boyer, 27, both of 245 Byers Road, Harrisville; John Michael Fortuna, 41, of 90 Shenango Park, Lot 64, Pymatuning Township; and Papillon Keeler, 46, of 42 North St., West Middlesex, were charged on Friday with ethnic intimidation, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, riot and reckless endangerment. As additional charged was given to Boyer for allegedly stealing the man's watch.
Evidence, which includes witness testimony and security video, indicates that the four men initiated the attack against the victim, according to the Sharon Herald.
The victim sustained numerous injuries and could not remember details such as his address and social security number. He told police that one of the men blocked his path when he tried to use the restroom, leading to an altercation where he was knocked to the ground. The four men then started kicking the victim.
Witnesses say they heard the men use racial slurs during the beating. "Looks like it's going to be stomp a n***** night," one of the men said, according to a witness.
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