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Police fatally shoot Black father after he ‘started to drive away’ – his family says he never carried a gun
A North Carolina man was shot and killed by police this Wednesday after deputies executed a search warrant, 8News reports.
Andrew Brown, 40, was reportedly shot and killed by police when he got in his car and tried to drive away. According to neighbors, they heard anywhere from six to eight shots.
Brown, who is Black, is the father of 10 children. His family says he never carried a gun.
"If the body cameras were on, that information needs to be disseminated as quickly as possible in order to make sure justice is served," said Keith Rivers, the president of the Pasquotank NAACP.
"The sheriff has not spoken to anyone out here … this is not the Elizabeth City Police Department, this is the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Department," Rivers said. "The sheriff needs to address these people. The sheriff needs to talk to community leaders to let us know what is going on so that we can be a part of this process."
Axios reported Wednesday that convicted officer Derek Chauvin is in solitary confinement after being taken into custody from his conviction.
"The cells in the prison's isolation wing are small and only contain a bench with a mattress pad, a toilet and sink, and a tiny shower and are constantly monitored by cameras as well as a guard inspection every 30 minutes," described Axios.
However, Chauvin likely isn't there because he tried to jab a shiv into someone on his first day, it's probably for his own protection.
In the case of Lindsey Lohan was put in solitary as was Paul Manafort. In his case, it was a gift from the Justice Department with his own cell, a dedicated phone line, and didn't have to wear a prison uniform.
Police don't generally fare well in prison, VICE noted in a 2020 report.
"At the reception interview, prisoners are asked about the offence they committed and what their occupation was," said Neil "Sam" Samworth, an ex-guard who authored Strangeways: A Prisoner Officer's Story, "So unless someone lies, it will be flagged up that someone is an ex-police officer straight away. Normally, they would be put on protection, which means they wouldn't go to a normal wing."
"If I was a police officer, I'd be trying to get out of harm's way, and the best way to do that is to get put in with the sex offenders. People generally request to do that," explained Carl Cattermole, author of Prison: A Survival Guide.
Chauvin faces several years in prison for each conviction. The judge will make the decision in the coming weeks.
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, in recent weeks, has found himself on the U.S. Department of Justice's radar in connection with a sex trafficking and corruption investigation — allegations that the far-right GOP congressman vehemently denies. Journalist Roger Sollenberger, in an article published by the Daily Beast this week, describes Gaetz's 2022 campaign as being in total damage control mode. But Sollenberger stresses that the campaign's problems go beyond the DOJ's investigation.
Sollenberger reports, "As Rep. Matt Gaetz combats allegations that he was involved in a sex ring, the Florida Republican's latest campaign finance report reflects a public relations scramble that began even before he acknowledged being the focus of a federal investigation. The filing, which covers the three months between January and March, shows that Gaetz has incurred unprecedented fundraising expenses during a typically quiet period. In that time, Gaetz dropped six figures on a direct mail blitz, shelling out more for fundraising services than he did in all of 2020."
According to Sollenberger, the finance report "also indicates that Gaetz — who cites his lack of friends in Washington as a point of pride — may be increasingly isolated; he's received no contributions from his GOP colleagues."
"More than anything," Sollenberger explains, "the filing reflects a concerted effort to bolster support ahead of the creeping shadow of the investigation. Gaetz has spent roughly $170,000 on direct mail outreach this year, $116,543 of it on one day: March 31. The previous day, The New York Times broke the news that the Justice Department was looking into whether the third-term congressman had sex with a 17-year-old and paid for her travel — a possible violation of federal sex-trafficking laws."
Sollenberger also points out that Gaetz paid the Nevada-based Red Rock Strategies "nearly $160,000 for fundraising consulting," which according to the Daily Beast's analysis of Federal Election Commission data, is about $10,000 more than he spent in 2019 and 2020 combined.
On March 24, according to Sollenberger, Gaetz's campaign paid $5000 to long-time GOP operative and Donald Trump ally Roger Stone — who was on his way to federal prison before the former president granted him a pardon. Specifically, Gaetz paid the money to Stone's company Drake Ventures. The DOJ, Sollenberger notes, is suing "Stone and his wife, Nydia, alleging that the couple owes millions in unpaid taxes and have used Drake Ventures to shelter more than $1 million."
But Sollenberger observes that Gaetz, for all his problems, has "already raised money" because of the DOJ's sex trafficking probe. Talking Points Memo, on April 7, published a fundraising e-mail in which the embattled congressman attacked the 'far-left New York Times" for publishing "salacious allegations against me in an attempt to end my career fighting for the forgotten men and women of this country."
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