Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, was found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter by a jury late Wednesday.
A jury deliberated for nine hours before announcing its verdict.
Shelby, who is white, was charged last September with felony manslaughter in the shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40.
Police said Crutcher failed to obey commands, and Shelby testified she thought Crutcher was reaching for something in his SUV.
The fatal shooting, captured from several angles on video, was one of a number of police shootings of unarmed black men across the United States in recent years that have heightened concerns about possible police misconduct.
A Sharia court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province sentenced two gay men to a public caning Wednesday.
The men, ages 20 and 23, were arrested in March by vigilantes within their community in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province.
They were subsequently found guilty of violating Aceh’s strict Islamic laws and were sentenced to 85 lashes, according to Evendi, the head of Sharia law enforcement in Banda Aceh.
This is what happens when you invite a murderous thug dictator to the United States. But Trump likes tyrants. He wants to be one. Additionally, this behavior raises questions about how Erdogan’s Turkey can be a part of NATO. Maybe your congressperson can explain why. We know what Trump thinks. Although, he campaigned on platform of doing away with NATO:
A runaway strain of malware hit Windows computers Friday and spread through the weekend, rendering hundreds of thousands of computers around the world more or less useless. The big twist: The virus was made possible by U.S. government hackers at the National Security Agency. But the finger-pointing won’t stop there, and it probably shouldn’t.
Trump is a coward. So when it becomes clear that impeachment is likely he will turn tail and run. The Donald never expected to be President. And he doesn’t have an ideology to motivate him to fight it out. He will willingly abandon his supporters/voters if it serves his own interest.
This means Republicans in Congress will have to step up and urge the president to leave office. And what will serve as an incentive for the GOP? Vice President Pence. The former conservative Congressman is someone who is acceptable to the GOP. Don’t be surprised if efforts are already under way to show Trump the door. It might even require Pence to urge the President to step down. There is plenty of dirt on Trump that can be used by Republicans to force his hand.
It’s just a matter of finding the right excuse. Trump will make up something. He’s good at that. Or I could suggest something. Why don’t you claim that your family is being threatened. And you fear for their safety.
At base, Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif.