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Cops indicted for beating homeless black man with flashlights and letting dog bite him

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On April 4th, 29-year-old Kyron Dwain Hinton was crossing the street when he was approached by officers from the Wake County Sheriff’s office. Hinton had just left a sweepstakes parlor, according to the News Observer. He was homeless at the time.

The three officers allegedly attacked him with their flashlights and allowed their dog to bite him. Today, a Wake County  grand jury indicted them on charges of felony assault and the failure to willfully discharge duties.

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Hinton has said he presented no threat to the officers, though he admits to being mad. “I was angry,” he’s said, according to the Observer. “I didn’t say I wasn’t, and I was moving my arms and hands from side to side, but not with a threatening action.”

At a press conference today civil rights advocates praised the indictment as a good first step to achieving justice for Hinton.

“We’re part of justice being served,” said Dawn Balgrove, executive director of the Carolina Justice Policy Center, at Hinton’s side during a press conference. “While we are excited, and happy and vindicated, for this indictment, this is not where the story ends. This indictment is where the story and the fight really begins.”


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John Bolton had concerns about Donald Trump’s favors to autocrats: report

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Former national security advisor John Bolton privately told the US attorney general last year about concerns that President Donald Trump was essentially granting favors to autocrats, The New York Times reported Monday.

It said the revelations, concerning the leaders of China and Turkey, come in an unpublished book manuscript by Bolton.

The same manuscript says Trump told Bolton that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped to investigate his political rivals, the Times previously reported.

Those allegations have roiled Trump's impeachment trial that is ongoing in the US Senate.

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Fox News host scolds Mike Pompeo for scuffle with reporter: ‘Don’t be such a baby!’

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Fox News host Steve Hilton scolded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for being a "baby," a "bully" and an "embarrassment" after NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly reported that he berated and cursed at her for asking questions about the Ukraine scandal.

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got into an ugly dustup with an NPR reporter this week, and I've got something I want to get off my chest," Fox's Steve Hilton told his viewers on Sunday.

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White House grants press access to Christian site whose founder called impeachment a ‘Jew coup’

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The White House granted press credentials to a Christian news site whose founder claimed that President Donald Trump's impeachment was a "Jew coup" organized by a "Jewish cabal" in anti-Semitic remarks.

Five employees of the Florida-based conservative Christian news outlet TruNews received press credentials from the White House to cover Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, founder Rick Wiles told The New York Times from a ski lodge reserved for press members by the Trump administration. The outlet was not granted special access to Trump, though TruNews' Edward Szall asked Ivanka Trump a question during a news conference, according to the report.

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