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Speedometer ‘pinned’ at 90 in California cliff plunge that killed adopted children

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Troubling new details have emerged in the case of two white Washington women who plunged off a cliff with their adopted black children.

Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38, wore seatbelts when they plunged off the cliff, and were killed. Authorities also recovered the bodies of three of their six adopted children: Martin, 19; Abigail, 14; and Jeremiah, 14. Three other adopted children are missing: Hannah, 16; Devonte, 15; and Sierra, 12. Devonate Hart was featured in an iconic photo of protests after the Michael Brown killing, with him hugging a police officer with tears in his eyes.

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Devonte Hart in the iconic hug photo/Screenshot from video

Since the deaths, it’s been revealed that the children were abused, with one of the moms pleading guilty to abuse in Minnesota. Neighbors told the Oregonian that the children asked them to hide food because they were punished with starvation when their moms said they misbehaved. The children were all homeschooled, but the Harts had not filled out the appropriate forms to ensure oversight.

The spot where the Hart family SUV flew off the cliff, from a drone video/Screenshot

A search warrant uncovered by Fox 12 News in Portland, where the women were active in the music community, shows that the speedometer in their car was “pinned” at 90. That is nearly double the speed limit of 55 miles per hour. Police have previously said that there were no skid marks or signs of braking at the site of the crash.

The crash happened at an overlook just past the Juan Creek bridge in Mendocino County.

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Drone footage of the scene shows that the car plunged off a cliff on the northeast side of the overlook.

The car would have had to make a very abrupt turn off the freeway and not slowed as it crossed 75 feet of gravel without braking if the incident was an accident.

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Chicago Police Board president files complaint alleging he was struck 5 times by cops at George Floyd protest

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On Friday, WTTW reported that Ghian Foreman, the president of the Chicago Police Board, has filed a complaint alleging he was beaten in the legs five times by police officers at a protest against the killing of George Floyd last Sunday.

The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian commission that has power over police disciplinary cases.

"Foreman filed a complaint with the Citizens Office of Police Accountability alleging that he was struck by at least one officer during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, said Ephraim Eaddy, a spokesperson for the agency," said the report. "Foreman’s complaint, which identifies the officer Foreman said struck him, is one of 344 complaints of police misconduct filed with COPA between midnight May 29 and 7 a.m. Friday, Eaddy said. The complaint itself is confidential."

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Derek Chauvin accused of illegally voting in Florida — where he was allegedly registered as a Republican

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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been accused of committing felony voter fraud in Florida.

Dan Helm, a candidate for Supervisor of Elections in Pinellas County, sent a letter to the State Attorney of Orange County outlining the allegations.

"I write to inform you that, Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd in Minnesota, voted in Orange County Floriday in 2016 and 2018 as a registered Republican," Helm wrote to Aramis Ayala.

He said he discovered the information in the voter file.

"While living in Minnesota, working there, paying taxes there, Derek Chauvin cannot claim residency in Orange County. His home, residency and where he intends to live is in Minnesota, not Florida," he charged. "This is a violation of our election laws, specifically Fla. Stat. 104.011 (2)."

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Justin Trudeau dons mask to attend anti-racism protests — and takes a knee in solidarity

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While President Donald Trump refuses to wear a coronavirus mask and demanded "no kneeling" on Friday, there was a far different scene developing in Canada.

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knelt on the ground as part of a crowd gathered on Parliament Hill Friday afternoon, in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of Black people," CTV News reported Friday. "The demonstration is one of multiple events in Canada, following days of demonstrations against racism and police brutality in numerous American cities."

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