A routine traffic stop almost turned deadly as a Houston police officer shouted at a black woman: ‘”Hands up! Put your hands up. Over your head! Pretend like we’re going to shoot you,”reported ABC 13 News.
On Saturday, police stopped a blue Nissan SUV and ordered four passengers to get out of the car. Denee Harris was driving by when she decided to stop and record the incident.
“I was so scared. I didn’t know how it was going to end,” Harris said.
The video also shows cops snatching the crutches out of one of the passengers’ hands before detaining him. After this police hopped in the SUV and drove it down the road.
Harris speculated that the cops could have been planting evidence in the car.
The passengers have not been identified, and it is not clear why they were pulled over.
Houston Police Department said they are aware of the video and are looking into the situation.
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Trump alerts ‘active-duty U.S. military police’ for possible deployment to Minnesota: report
President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.
As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.
"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.
John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:
The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.