By Robin Emmott and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany, Poland and Sweden expelled three Russian diplomats in a coordinated retaliation on Monday for the expulsion of three European Union diplomats by Russia while the EU's foreign policy chief was visiting Moscow last week. The EU executive defended Josep Borrell over his trip to Russia where has said he had learned of the expulsions via social media while speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday the removal of diplomats from Germany, Poland and...
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A Trump supporter who took part in the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building argued that he was a victim of police brutality -- but video obtained by prosecutors directly contradicts his claims.
WUSA 9 reports that an attorney representing Maryland resident and accused MAGA rioter Daniel Egtvedt claimed that her client was "violently assaulted by police officers, not once, but twice" during the Trump-inciting insurrection.
However, prosecutors countered that surveillance footage taken from the Capitol on January 6th shows that "at one point, as five officers attempted to hold him back, Egtvedt tried to charge at a police officer even as another DC Police officer tried to grab Egtvedt by his waist to stop him."
Additionally, prosecutors said that Egtvedt was "incoherent" and "screaming at the top of his lungs" throughout his encounters with Capitol police.
What's more, WUSA 9 reports, "prosecutors argue Egtvedt has mental health issues and would be unpredictable if released, noting the day before he was arrested Maryland State Police had to be called to the family's home in Oakland because he was threatening to physically stop his brother from taking their elderly mother to get a COVID-19 vaccination."
‘Shot my child in his head’: Mother of 11-year-old boy fatally shot by 9 year old at Dallas Walmart speaks out
Tragic details are emerging from Sunday's fatal shooting of an 11-year old boy by a 9-year old boy while the children and another 11-year old friend were left in a car at a Dallas Walmart. The mother of the other 11-year old, who is not the victim, reportedly left the three children in the car to go into the store.
The 9-year old, according to reports, found a gun and shot one of the 11-year olds. KDFW reports the victim was Dazmon Ray Brown Jr. (photo).
His grieving mother, Keyamber Matlock, says, "The youngest brother I guess ended up getting it off the safety and shot my child in his head."
Dallas Police have not released any details and have not said if charges against the woman who left the children in the car will be filed.
Attorney and former prosecutor Russel Wilson, who is not involved in the case, "says the mom who left the kids in the car could face a charge of making a firearm accessible to a child or child endangerment if she knew a gun was in there. But given the magnitude of the tragedy, he's unsure if charges will be brought forward."
Matlock and Dazmon's aunt, Theresa Edwards, "want people to pray for the child who shot their loved one as well as that child's family," KDFW reports.
"Because I know they feel like everybody hate them," Matlock said.
Edwards adds, "there's also a child that's hurting, too."
Analysts on CNN reacted with shock on Tuesday at the first witnesses called by attorneys for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering George Floyd in 2020.
CNN's Laura Coates spoke out following the testimony of Michelle Moseng, a former paramedic who treated Floyd in 2019. Earlier in the morning, former officer Scott Creighton testified about Floyd's unrelated drug arrest in 2019.
"What is this?" Coates asked during a break in the trial. "That's my reaction. Is this the best that you have for what happened over the last two weeks? You've got your first witness who says that George Floyd was compliant. He's a former officer who actually had an encounter with George Floyd."
"You have a paramedic who says that his heart was normal, his respiratory system was normal, his EKG was normal," she continued. "All of this so far has actually corroborated the prosecution's case. So I'm wondering, is there a point you're going to defend Derek Chauvin or are we going to have a regurgitation of what the jury has already seen, which is very compelling evidence that George Floyd was the victim and the decedent in this case, not an aggressor and not a drug overdose victim?"
Former Police Chief Charles Ramsey agreed with Coates.
"I don't know if it's going to improve," he said. "If it doesn't then this is not going to last very long in terms of the defense presentation. But you've had two witnesses now that really didn't contribute anything and condradict what the prosecution has put on. And they're talking about past events that have absolutely nothing to do with May 25th of last year."
"I don't get it," Ramsey added. "If I was the defendant, I would be a little nervous right now."
Watch the video below from CNN.
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