A leaked security video shows a disturbing incident in which a Louisiana police officer appears to slam a 14-year-old middle school student to the ground then punch and hold him down for close to a minute, reports WAFB.
The teen was using a phone at Brusly Middle School to call his grandmother to pick him up after he got in trouble with the vice principal. The officer walks in, and address the student. When the student tries to walk past him, the cop grabs him and wrestles him to the ground. They wrestle for almost a minute. At one point it looks like the officer is punching the teen.
The officer’s gun gets loose in the scuffle and a panicked onlooker jumps in to grab the firearm and move it out of the way. The officer then puts the teenager in a chokehold and flips him over his head.
After a few more seconds of struggle another officer joins in, and handcuffs the teen. He then slams him headfirst into a desk.
Louisiana State Police are investigating the case for allegations of excessive force, according to WAFB.
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Trump’s threat to ‘hereby’ force manufacturers to do his bidding stomped by legal analyst
President Donald Trump is claiming extraordinary powers in his escalating trade war with China.
On Friday, Trump demanded that American companies look for alternatives to China.
"Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies home and making your products in the USA," Trump tweeted.
Of course, the president has no power to order such a thing.
Trump then announced massive tariffs on China, citing the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977.
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On MSNBC Saturday, former professor and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed blasted President Donald Trump's inability to behave like a world leader at the G7 summit, or to have meaningful dialogues with the heads of allied countries.
"Abdul, do you think there is any chance that Donald Trump gets through this weekend without any drama?" asked anchor Alex Witt.
"Well, look, if you used the last week as any indication, I think it's no chance," said El-Sayed. "We're talking about the president of the United States as if he's a child going to a playdate."
"Honestly, we have to have a serious conversation about the fact that he's just headlong pitched our economy down the tubes," continued El-Sayed. "He's been doing it because of a spat that he has with a leader in China. And we're talking about whether or not he's going to have a good time at the G7. This is the president of the United States. We have to treat him as such and we have to be asking about whether or not we are willing to get serious about the conversation that we need to be having about what's going to happen in our future."
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High-powered wealth manager Jeffrey Epstein may have committed suicide — but the case looking into his alleged involvement in trafficking and raping teenage girls is far from over. One particular loose end is Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was close friends with Epstein — and who is accused of helping to groom Epstein's victims, and who has seemingly disappeared.
As Vanity Fair contributor William Cohen told MSNBC's Alex Witt, Maxwell is likely not really on the lam at all — she may be helping prosecutors in secret, to lull Epstein's other co-conspirators into a false sense of security.