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Black man held at gunpoint in his own home after cops mistake him for burglar

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A black North Carolina man was handcuffed in his own home, while wearing only underwear, after police mistook him for a burglar during a false alarm call.

Kazeem Oyeneyin said his home security system has gone off by mistake previously in the five years he’s lived in his north Raleigh home, but he said police usually confirm he’s the homeowner by checking his ID and then leaving, reported WTVD-TV.

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However, last week Oyeneyin was taken into custody at gunpoint, while wearing boxer shorts, after the alarm was unwittingly tripped by mistake by a friend who was leaving after spending the night.

Oyeneyin disengaged the alarm and went back to sleep, but was awoken a short time later by police pounding on the door.

“I just laid back down and all I heard was somebody screaming downstairs,” he said. “So I grab my firearm because I don’t know what’s going on, and I run down the stairs and it’s a cop.”

Oyeneyin, who has a concealed carry permit, told police he had a gun in his hand, and officers ordered him to drop the weapon, and a video recording shows he immediately complied.

The 31-year-old party and hip-hop concert promoter said police refused to believe he lived in the home, and ordered him outside.

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“What you mean come on out?” Oyeneyin told police. “I got on my drawers!”

Oyeneyin did come outside in his underpants, and police ordered him to his knees with his hands behind his back.

The homeowner told police he had identification that verified he lived there, and he asked for a supervisor at the scene.

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Four other Raleigh police officers arrived, and they escorted a handcuffed Oyeneyin, still wearing only underpants, to a patrol car.

“What have I done wrong?” Oyeneyin said. “I have nothing wrong.”

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Oyeneyin told the TV station the incident was one of the most humiliating experiences of his life, and he wants an apology from police for racially profiling him.

“Being black could definitely be one the issues, the problem,” he said. “I hope it’s not. But if that’s what it is, it needs to be resolved.”

The police department said in a statement that the incident remains under investigation.

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New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

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President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

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