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Georgia cops shock elderly woman with Taser for using knife to cut dandelions

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An 87-year-old woman was out cutting dandelions with a knife when an employee of a Boys and Girls club called the police, telling them she refused to leave.

“She’s old so she can’t get around too well, but,” the employee said on the 911 recording. “Looks like she’s walking around looking for something, like, vegetation to cut down or something. There’s a bag, too.”

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Officers arrived and responded to the situation by holding her at gunpoint, shocking her with a taser and keeping her in jail for hours, the Associated Press reports.

The department’s police chief defended officers’ actions, claiming that given the situation, this was the least aggressive use of force.

But the woman’s family says she presented no threat. They claim she simply couldn’t understand the officers’ demands to drop the knife because she doesn’t speak English. She’s now nervous about going outside.

“She is still repeating the incident over in her mind and telling us she didn’t mean for this to happen and apologizing that she didn’t want to bring this on us. She is having trouble sleeping and is stressed,” said Martha Douhne, a great-granddaughter.

Another relative pointed out that the officers could have handled the encounter without the use of any force.

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“If three police officers couldn’t handle an 87-year-old woman, you might want to reconsider hanging up your badge,” Solomon Douhne, the woman’s great-nephew, told the Associated Press.


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Trump says cough drop in Pelosi’s mouth was her teeth falling out

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sunday on Twitter instead of defending himself against accusations of bribery.

Pelosi did her weekly press conference at the end of the week while sucking on either a cough drop or a mint. It wouldn't be shocking if it was the former, as Pelosi was clearing her throat and also drinking water while speaking to the press.

Trump decided it was neither, and instead, it was false teeth falling out of her mouth.

"Because Nancy’s teeth were falling out of her mouth, and she didn’t have time to think!" Trump tweeted in response to a video from the press conference.

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Conservative pens scathing op-ed with sarcastic defense of Republicans’ humiliating hypocrisy

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Conservative columnist Max Boot wasn't shocked when he saw Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) proclaim he had no intention of being an independent juror during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. The Trump antagonist penned his Sunday column dripping with sarcasm.

His fellow conservative colleague, Jennifer Rubin, similarly said that no one expected anything better from Graham. Boot extended his disdain to the entire Republican Party.

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Americans still don’t know why Trump was rushed to Walter Reed hospital: ex-White House press secretary

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It's been three weeks since President Donald Trump was rushed to Walter Reed hospital, and former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart reminded his Twitter following that Americans still don't know what happened.

"It’s been 3weeks since the President made an unscheduled and rushed trip to Walter Reed. Americans have a right to know about the President's health and the WH explanations doesn’t pass the smell test. I hope there are still enterprising reporters on this. Democracy dies in the dark," Lockhart tweeted.

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