RAW: Bodycam Video Shows Attempted Suicide-By-Cop

The Bakersfield, California Police Department has posted a community debriefing regarding an officer involved shooting which occurred on November 30, 2020. The debriefing contains actual footage of the shooting and a summation of information.

Our commitment to community trust requires openness and transparency in all matters, especially the use of deadly force by a police officer. While this investigation has moved to a point where it is practical to release this information, the matter is still under review. The involved officers remain on modified duty pending a determination by the Chief of Police as to the appropriateness of their actions under state law and department policy.

The officers involved in the shooting are identified as Senior Officer Sandeep Malhi and Kevin Shipton. Senior Officer Malhi has been an officer with the department for approximately six years. Officer Shipton has been an officer for approximately one year. Both officers were wearing body camera devices.

During the course of the investigation and through interviews with the involved subject, it was determined that in fact, the previously released flashlight photos did not depict the item brandished at the officers. The correct item was determined to be a dark colored phone charging pack.

Chief of Police Greg Terry said, “The public has a legitimate interest in obtaining timely and accurate information about police shootings, and the Bakersfield Police Department is committed to making that information available. We will release the body worn camera footage of officers in critical incidents as soon as it is possible to do so without compromising an investigation. This is our commitment to accountability and professionalism.”

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First U.S. Case of More Contagious Coronavirus Variant is Confirmed – The New York Times

  1. First U.S. Case of More Contagious Coronavirus Variant is Confirmed  The New York Times
  2. First case of highly infectious coronavirus variant detected in Colorado  The Washington Post
  3. U.S. confirms first case of the new Covid strain discovered in UK  CNBC
  4. More Contagious Virus Variant From UK Found In Colorado Patient, Is Likely Everywhere  SFist
  5. Colorado identifies first known case of UK coronavirus variant in US  CNN
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Dwayne Haskins already is drawing NFL interest – New York Post

  1. Dwayne Haskins already is drawing NFL interest  New York Post
  2. Dwayne Haskins goes unclaimed on waivers after release by Washington  Yahoo Sports
  3. Clay Travis: One of the Dumbest Ideas May Lead to Dwayne Haskins Being Cut  Fox Sports Radio
  4. Dwayne Haskins passes through waivers unclaimed  NBC Sports
  5. Dwayne Haskins goes unclaimed on waivers; ex-Washington QB now a free agent  NFL.com
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US green lights sale of 3,000 bombs worth $290 million to Saudi Arabia & flurry of other Middle East arms deals

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 3,000 precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, alongside more than $4 billion in arms transfers to other regional states, arguing the deals support “national security.”

The munition sale to Saudi Arabia was authorized by the State Department on Tuesday, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notice, giving the go-ahead for a transfer of 3,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs to the Gulf monarchy, worth some $290 million.

The DSCA said the proposed sale would “support US foreign policy and national security objectives” by improving the security of a “friendly country” that promotes “stability” in the Middle East.

The possible deal comes less than a week after the State Department notified Congress that it would issue a license for the sale of 7,500 air-to-ground munitions to the tune of $478 million, allowing Raytheon to directly sell the missiles to the Saudi government.

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Like Congress, President-elect Joe Biden will have the ability to block the sales after he takes office in January and has vowed to “reassess” the US-Saudi relationship, but it remains to be seen whether he will take that step. The Barack Obama administration – under which Biden served as Vice President – approved billions of dollars in arms deals to the kingdom during its two terms, more than any previous president, according to Reuters, while Biden’s nominee for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, has been on Raytheon’s board of directors since 2016.

Weapons transfers to Riyadh have come under fire on Capitol Hill and beyond in recent months, with lawmakers such as New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, refusing to support the $478 million missile deal when it was first proposed earlier this year. William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, insisted the sale “should not be allowed to stand,” pointing to Riyadh’s deadly five-year bombing campaign on Yemen, in which US-made weapons have been implicated in possible war crimes.

“The United States should not be selling precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia at this time, given their leading role in the air war in Yemen which has killed thousands of civilians and prolonged a conflict that is now the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe,” Hartung wrote in a statement.

Last year, the Trump administration vetoed a series of bipartisan measures seeking to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, in which lawmakers cited the war on Yemen and the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, believed to have been killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Trump argued that blocking the sales would “weaken America’s global competitiveness” and “damage” US-Saudi ties, and overrode a previous blocking attempt by invoking broad “emergency” powers over an alleged “threat” from Iran, despite extreme skepticism from lawmakers.

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Along with the $290 million munitions deal approved on Tuesday, the State Department also gave the green light for a spate of other high-ticket arms sales to neighboring countries, including two transfers to Kuwait worth $4.2 billion for a bevy of Apache attack helicopters and spare missile parts, as well as some $170 million in aircraft components to Egypt. Those sales come amid a surge in weapons deals as the Trump administration enters its final months, authorizing a $23 billion package to the United Arab Emirates and a series of transfers to Taiwan priced at over $22 billion and counting, among others. 

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Treasury will begin sending the $600 stimulus checks. – The New York Times

  1. Treasury will begin sending the $600 stimulus checks.  The New York Times
  2. Stimulus checks should start going out this week but timing could slide, administration official says  CNN
  3. Treasury secretary says $600 stimulus checks to begin distribution as soon as Tuesday night  KCRA Sacramento
  4. ‘Help is on the way’: $600 stimulus checks should be sent out no later than Jan. 15  WPRI
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The Best Of Humanity, And The Worst Of Humanity…

The Best Of Humanity, And The Worst Of Humanity…

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com,

There are moments that restore our faith in humanity, and there are also moments that destroy it.  We were created to love and to be loved, and in this article I will share a couple examples of incredible acts of love.  But there are many others that have become so twisted that they will engage in unspeakable acts of evil without even thinking twice about it.  Of course on Christmas Day we witnessed an unspeakable act of evil when Anthony Quinn Warner blew himself up in front of the AT&T building in downtown Nashville.  But even in the midst of such a great tragedy, incredible things happened that are making headlines all over the globe.  Light and darkness often coexist side by side, but sometimes things get so dark that we forget that the light is still there.

One story that encouraged me lately was the story of a 7-year-old boy named Eli that rushed into a burning home to save his 22-month-old sister

It was a typical night at the Davidson household in New Tazewell, Tennessee, on December 8. Chris and Nicole Davidson fed their three children dinner, tucked them into bed and were asleep by 8:30 p.m.

Hours later, Nicole Davidson woke up to the smell of smoke. Within minutes, the family’s home was up in flames — and 22-month-old Erin Davidson was trapped in her room.

Sometimes being really small is a huge advantage, and Eli was able to use his small size to squeeze through a window and grab little Erin from her crib before it was too late

“The smoke and fire was so thick there was no way I could get to her,” Chris Davidson told CNN. “We went outside to get to her from the window, but there was nothing for me to stand on to reach up there. So I picked up Eli, who went through the window and was able to grab her from her crib.”

Acts of great self-sacrifice are representative of the best of humanity, but we are also reminded of the worst of humanity on a daily basis.

For example, yesterday I came across a story about three men in Florida that I wish I could get out of my mind

Three men, including the rapper Splash Zanotti, allegedly demanded $20,000 and sexually assaulted a woman after breaking into a South Florida home, police said.

Splash Zanotti, whose real name is Kejuan Campbell, along with Dionte Alexander-Wilcox and Antonio James allegedly broke into the Miramar, Florida home in October by pointing a gun at one of the homeowners, according to a federal affidavit. The men, all armed with firearms, proceeded to force both homeowners on the ground and assaulted them.

The specific details of what they did to the woman are too sickening for this article.

Men like this have no place in our society, and it is actually a tremendous indictment of our society that we keep producing incredibly sick and twisted people like this.

But not everyone turns out this way.  In New Jersey, a couple named Rebecca and Robert Kolas have brought six orphaned siblings into their home so that they would not be separated.

Needless to say, this has not been easy on their finances, and Rebecca says that they have mortgaged their home “as much as possible” in order to pay for it…

Rebecca, who is managing attorney of the Community Health Law Project which advocates for those with disabilities, and Robert, who works for the Tom River Public Works Department, have asked New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency for help in making more space for the kids.

“My home is mortgaged as much as possible to pay for it,” Rebecca explained.

Why can’t our society produce more good hearts like that?

And why can’t we send people like Rebecca and Robert to Washington to represent us?

Instead, our system of government seems to greatly attract power-hungry control freaks that love to make life miserable for all the rest of us.

Things have gotten particularly oppressive during this pandemic.  The rules that our politicians have imposed upon all of us have resulted in some very crazy outcomes, and we are seeing things that I never thought we would see in this country.

For instance, just recently the manager of an AMC Theater in Jacksonville, North Carolina banned a disabled child from entering because she wasn’t wearing a mask

Family members were masked up. However, the child, who was in a baby stroller and is non-verbal, was not wearing a mask.

She reportedly has a condition that precludes her from wearing either a mask or a face shield.

How cold-hearted do you have to be in order to do something like that?

When the family indicated that they didn’t want to leave, the manager of the movie theater actually summoned the police

Police were summoned to the theater and escorted the outraged family outside.

Yes, this is actually happening in America in 2020.

Sadly, the people with the most money and the most power are often the most psychotic of them all.

By now, you have probably heard that in the name of “science” Bill Gates would actually like to partially block sunlight from reaching our planet

A bizarre-sounding plan to save Earth funded by tech guru Bill Gates is “quietly” moving forward.

The plan — to dim the sun’s rays and their impact on the earth — is reportedly all in the name of helping to revitalize the environment and thus save the human race.

This is one of the most foolish plans that I have ever heard, but Bill Gates is very serious about this.

Without the light of the sun, life on Earth could not exist.  We can barely feed everyone on the planet right now during the best of years, and partially cutting off sunlight would make it much more difficult to grow food.

Why in the world would anyone want to do such a thing?

We live at a time when evil is out of control all over the planet, and it is only going to get worse in the years to come.

But whenever the wickedness seems too overwhelming, it will be important for us to remember that love is still changing hearts all over the globe.

All throughout human history we have witnessed a battle of good vs. evil, and that will definitely be true during this chapter of human history as well.

And even though hatred is rising all around us, we want to make sure that our hearts are always filled with love, because love will win in the end.

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Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.

Tyler Durden
Tue, 12/29/2020 – 18:45

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