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Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesBy CHRISTINA CARREGA and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Members of the Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Council — on both sides of the aisle — are criticizing investigations into the police-involved deaths of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee and demanding more transparency from the city’s mayor.Government Oversight and Audit Chairman Brent Ackerson and Vice Chairman Anthony Piagentini announced on Monday that they intend to investigate Mayor Greg Fischer and his administration’s handling of the Taylor and McAtee cases, as well as the use of force during recent protests.Ackerson, a Democrat, and Piagnentini, a Republican, have initiated the first steps to launching an investigation that they plan to present at the council’s July 23 meeting.“The county attorney and others, in my opinion, have hidden behind certain procedures, processes, to not release that information,” Piagentini said Monday at a press conference.Added Ackerson: “That’s the important thing, that you have 100% of the truth — the good, the bad and even if there’s something extremely ugly. You’ve got a right to know.”Fischer, a Democrat, is halfway through his third term as mayor. At least three petitions are circulating online calling for him to resign or be fired.Fischer’s office did not respond to requests for comment from ABC News.“Since day one, this administration and Louisville Metro Police Department have worked to cover up the circumstances surrounding Breonna’s murder. The public deserves the truth. Tamika Palmer deserves the truth,” said Sam Aguiar, one of the attorneys for the Taylor family. “We appreciate the Metro Council taking action to hold our mayor accountable for his role in this cove-rup and his utter failure to be transparent.”“If he wants to continue leading this community … he needs to be more transparent,” added Piagentini. “We have heard the cries of our citizens. … We will do what we are elected to do. We will represent the people and ensure our local government is transparent and that local leaders are held accountable for their decisions.”Taylor, 25, was shot to death in her apartment on March 13 as three plainclothes Louisville police officers were executing a no-knock search warrant. Since her death, authorities have not released autopsy report findings, and officials have questioned the almost-blank police report filed after the incident.Investigators with the FBI, the state’s attorney general and internal police agencies now are conducting separate investigations into Taylor’s death.In the wake of the shooting, officer Brett Hankison has been fired from the police department. He fired 10 of the over 25 bullets into Taylor’s apartment, authorities said.Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officer Myles Cosgrove were reassigned.McAtee, 53, was shot and killed as Louisville police officers and the National Guard were working June 1 to disperse protests throughout the city. As officers responded to a crowd across the street from McAtee’s restaurant, shots were fired.“You and the public have a right to know whose calling the shots and what the thought process is,” said Ackerson, discussing law enforcement’s response to protests sparked by the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Video surveillance showed McAtee shooting his own weapon. Because city police officers did not have their body cameras on, their chief, who announced his retirement weeks prior, was fired by Fischer.McAtee’s case is under investigation by local and state authorities as well as the National Guard, which is conducting a review of its own members.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
TVNZ One News 31 January 2016The much-contested bill was presented to parliament last week and is due to be voted on in February.But the government itself is deeply divided over the issue and opponents are hopeful they can sink it, as they have done in the past.Trains and buses ferried in protesters from around Italy to take part in the event, staged in Ancient Rome’s famed chariot racing stadium.“We want the whole law to be withdrawn, no ifs and no buts,” said one of the organisers, Simone Pillon.“We cannot let children pay for the desires or caprices of adults… Children need to have a father and a mother.”Organisers said they expected more than half a million people would join the Circus Maximus rally, but official numbers were not immediately available.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/thousands-gather-in-italys-capital-to-rally-against-same-sex-unions
Just recently the city of San Francisco put a ban on the use of any type of tobacco on athletic fields. This means that not only is cigarette smoking banned, but the use of smokeless tobacco in any form is also banned. You will not see a baseball player with a chau of tobacco in his mouth or spitting out tobacco which was frequently seen in the old days. Boy, have things changed.Remember the old TV shows where everyone smoked? How many remember Jim Leyland (Pittsburgh) lighting up in the dugout? It is hoped that other cities join San Francisco in putting similar bans on tobacco in the near future. I guess now we will have to worry about marijuana since most states are being pressured to make it legal.
(Undated) — Americans are concerned about self-protection and are investing in fire arms. Rioting, looting over the killing of George Floyd and COVID-19 restrictions are fueling the spike in gun sales. Gun sales and FBI background checks on purchasers soared in May, which recorded the third-highest level of checks ever in the 22-year history of the federal system.According to the FBI, there have already been more than 15 million background checks this year, used mostly for legal sales, putting the country on a pace to break last year’s all-time high of 28 million checks in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.May’s 3,091,455 background checks was the highest for any May recorded. March was the highest month on record, at 3,740,688. Research firm Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting estimates more than 1.7 million guns were sold in May, an 80% jump over the same time last year.Stock prices for a number of gun manufacturers were also up.