George Floyd protest updates: Trump reignites NFL feud with tweet aimed at commissioner

AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four officers have been fired.Governors in 32 states have activated more than 32,400 members of the National Guard.This story is being updated throughout the day Monday. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern:7:14 a.m.: Minneapolis mayor: ‘Am I for completely abolishing the police department? No I am not’Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, spoke with ABC News’ Good Morning America Monday about addressing the Minneapolis City Council’s intent to move toward dismantling the city’s police department and police reform. In the interview, Frey doubled down on his opposition to abolishing the police department. “Let me be clear, I am for massive structural and transformational reform to an entire system that has not for generations worked for black and brown people.” Frey said. ” We have failed them and we need to entirely reshape the system. We need a full on cultural shift in how our police department and departments throughout the country function. Am I for entirely abolishing the police department? No, I’m not.”Frey said he is looking forward to working with the Minneapolis City Council on coming up with a solution and that he would be working with them directly on coming up with a compromise and clarified the kinds of reforms he will be pushing for in the coming days. “There are so many areas where both mayors and chiefs, elected officials and otherwise, have been hamstrung for generations because we can’t get that necessary culture shift because we have difficulty both terminating and disciplining officers and then getting that termination or discipline to stick,” Frey continued. “And so let me be very clear, we’re going after the police union, the police union contract, the arbitration provisions that mandate that we have arbitration at the end of the process and oftentimes that reverts the officer right back to where they were to begin with. We need to be able to have the culture shift and if we’re going to do that it also means we need to have the ability to discipline officers to begin with.” Frey also reiterated the importance of using the momentum that has been building toward fundamental and structural reforms of the existing system. But his opinion has not been a popular one within his own community. On Saturday, the mayor was booed out of a protest after he said he did not support abolishing the police department.A protester asked Frey if he supported defunding the police department, however, he did not answer that question and instead said he “did not support the full abolition of the police.” Boos quickly permeated through the crowd and protesters chanted, “Go home Jacob! Go home!” Activists have called for defunding police departments in the U.S., often meaning taking money out of the police budget and putting it toward the community. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced such a measure earlier this week. Said Frey: “I support people expressing their first amendment rights even when it means that they’re calling me out. So is it difficult? Yes, of course, it’s difficult. But let’s remember this is not about me. This is about the tragic murder of George Floyd by a police officer. We need to be grounded in that as we move forward.”6:41 a.m.: Ben Crump and family of George Floyd appeal to UN to intervene in Floyd caseCivil rights attorney Ben Crump, the legal team, and the family of George Floyd have submitted an Urgent Appeal to the United Nations to intervene in the case of Floyd’s death and make recommendations for systemic police reform in the United States, according to a statement released by Crump.In a June 3 letter, Crump and George Floyd’s family urged the UN to investigate the circumstances around the death of Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers and sent recommendations for systemic police reform.“Among the reforms requested were deescalating techniques, independent prosecutions and autopsies for every extrajudicial police killing in an effort to stop further human rights abuses including torture and extrajudicial killings of African Americans to protect their inherent and fundamental human right to life,” the statement read.Said Crump: “The United States of America has a long pattern and practice of depriving Black citizens of the fundamental human right to life …The United States government has consistently failed to hold police accountable and did not bring Federal criminal charges even in cases with irrefutable video evidence. When a group of people of any nation have been systemically deprived of their universal human right to life by its government for decades, it must appeal to the international community for its support and to the United Nations for its intervention.”1:35 a.m.: Donald Trump reignites NFL feud with tweet aimed at football commissionerPresident Donald Trump reopened the national anthem debate with the NFL after tweeting a response late Sunday night responding to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s video released on June 5 saying that the NFL erred in how it dealt with player protests of police brutality and systemic racism.The tweet read: “Could it be even remotely possible that in Roger Goodell’s rather interesting statement of peace and reconciliation, he was intimating that it would now be O.K. for the players to KNEEL, or not to stand, for the National Anthem, thereby disrespecting our Country & our Flag?”Trump seems to have taken issue with Goodell’s statement on Friday.“We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” Goodell said in a video posted on the NFL’s Twitter page. “We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country.”An NFL spokesman told ABC News on Sunday that Goodell’s statement was a direct response to a plea from a group of NFL players who directly addressed the league in a message posted on Friday and called on the NFL to “listen to your players.”Goodell’s message did not address the national anthem, the American flag or kneeling.The anthem has been an issue between Trump and the NFL previously.In September 2017, Trump, while speaking in Alabama, encouraged team owners to release players who knelt during the anthem.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired,’” Trump said at the time.In a video titled “I am George Floyd” and posted on the NFL’s Twitter page, a group of NFL players including Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Tyrann Mathieu, delivered this message: “How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players? What will it take? For one of us to be murdered by police brutality?”“We will not be silent. We reserve our rights to peacefully protest,” the players said, naming more than a dozen unarmed black men and women who died at the hands of police officers.Meanwhile, Goodell vowed to continue reaching out to players to discuss “how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family.”12:58 a.m.: Man drives vehicle into crowd at Seattle protestSeattle Police confirmed that a man has been taken into custody after driving his car into a crowd at E. Pine Street and 11th Avenue on Capitol Hill, where protesters have gathering and demonstrating for the past 10 days.The Seattle Fire Department say they transported a 27-year-old male with a gunshot wound from the scene and that he is in stable condition.Officers at the scene also confirmed that a gun was recovered from the incident and that they do not believe there are any other victims.12:41 a.m.: Seattle police chief and mayor announce new policiesSeattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced that in an attempt to de-escalate tensions between police and protesters, there will be a reduction of officers outside the East precinct where clashes have happened, and the officers will remove some of their protective gear.It’s of “paramount importance that we meet peace with peace,” she said.Best also said that her family is out protesting.Meanwhile, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said she’ll examine the budget of the police department to reprioritize spending and will look for $100 million in the city’s budget to redirect to a new community commission of Seattle’s black community.She also announced an emergency order requiring police to turn on their body cameras during demonstrations.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Lettuce Crushes Philadelphia With Funky Jams [A Gallery]

first_imgFor fans of Lettuce, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to! Lettuce is hitting the Capitol Theatre on January 23rd, and drummer Adam Deitch’s side-project Break Science is coming to the Brooklyn Bowl on the 29th with a live band set! Then, on April 1-2, Lettuce will be hosting their very own Fool’s Paradise destination festival event featuring GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power, and GOLDFISH. More information can be found here. Last night, January 16th, premiere funk band Lettuce hit the Theatre Of The Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA for a night of wild funky tunes. The group has been locked and loaded since their 2015 album release Crush, and this performance was no exception. Check out photos from the evening, courtesy of photographer Sean DiSerio:last_img read more

KATHIE’S KORNER — Tell the Truth: It never changes

first_img Next UpI was raised to always tell the truth and still have that honesty in my mind and bones. My husband, Mike and I taught that to our children as a moral offense.3 John 1:4 says,  “… I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the Truth.” (NIV) God and I both believe this.The truth is not determined by popularity, friends, a show of hands, a glorified opinion, social acceptance, personal preference, scientific research or religious institutions. The truth never changes. Come visit me at my online Rock Church, Southeast and Golden Triangle Church on the Rock. I’m there with my husband, Mike, on Sunday mornings at 10:30.Please come up and say howdy or I will pray for you.Have a blessed summer!Kathie Deasy writes about faith for The Port Arthur News. I always encourage people who are in physical or mental calamity to go Back To The Peace, which is Philippians 4: 4-8.Or, if this is new for you, write it down and read it every day, a lot. This wonderful Word as you repeat reading it will go into your mind and gradually move down to your heart and give you such relief in your life as only the Word and His Presence can give you, amen.It will tell you not to worry or be anxious, but pray, thanking God and His peace will guard your heart and mind, then He tells us what to think (ponder) instead of the problem, whatever is true, noble, lovely, just, admirable. You read it in your Bible and practice it all and the God of Peace will be with you. Wow, again.So, always tell the truth because it never changes.center_img Truth Definitions: Sincerity in action, character and speech, actuality and Spiritual Reality (according to the True Bible)Truth, evidently, has many meanings to many different people of various backgrounds. Unfortunately, lies (opposite of truth) have been reduced to colors, making them small or believable?Little lies, White lies … come on folks, a lie is a lie. A Truth Serum (hypnotic) was even invented to force questionable people to tell the truth. Wow! Maybe we should go back to the premise of Pinocchio and noses growing longer as a body lies!last_img read more

IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais lands in Portugal in 2017

first_imgIRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, has confirmed the addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais Portugal triathlon. The inaugural race will take place on 3 September 2017. General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais Portugal will open at noon local time (CET) on 9 October 2016.The race venue is located in Cascais, just west of the country’s capital, Lisbon – an area known for its wealth of attractions. The old, small fisherman’s village of Cascais is now a bustling coastal town and was once the preferred summer seat for Portugal’s royal family and nobility.“We are thrilled to be able to offer our athletes an IRONMAN 70.3 event in Portugal,” said Hans-Peter Zurbruegg, Managing Director of IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This wonderful location clearly provides all the ingredients for a memorable IRONMAN 70.3 race experience.”Athletes will start their race with a one-loop 1.9km swim to the backdrop of the Fortaleza da Cidadela, ‘the most spectacular bay in Portugal’. Originating in Cascais, the 90.1km one-loop bike course runs alongside the ocean, and through to the Village of Oeiras. The course also covers natural scenery in the Sintra forests, returning to Cascais along the Guincho Beach.The two-loop 21.1km run course leads athletes along the seafront promenade and to Estoril and S. Pedro, where competitors will be cooled by the sea breeze.With its mild climate and 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, Portugal has always been a key destination for family holidays for many Europeans and international visitors. Cascais, with more than 650 years of history, is just a 20 minute drive from Lisbon International Airport and is located between Sintra (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Oeiras.“We are very happy to host an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in Portugal, and Cascais is the ideal home for this event,” said Jorge Paulo Pereira, Race Director of IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais Portugal. “We look forward to providing athletes with one important reason to come here, but many reasons to stay.”IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais Portugal will offer a US$15,000 professional prize purse and 50 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.www.ironman.com/portugal70.3 Relatedlast_img read more

State Troopers Seek Help In Burglary At Soldotna Transfer Site

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in finding two males that broke into the Soldotna Transfer Site on the Sterling Hwy on July 22.In a dispatch released on July 29, video showed two males walking around the premises which they eventually entered through a door that was already broken. The males took a chainsaw, 4 gas cans, and several digital cameras. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call AST at 1-907-262-4453.last_img

T-shirts that look like NFL jerseys?

first_img 5,904 posts Link to post Location:Indiana Location:Luling, LA Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Share this post Members Share this post 253 I know that Nike has made them for college. I have an LSU t-shirt with numerals and shoulder stripes. 1,182 11,770 posts 85 Link to post 430 0 Members philly97flyer 0 Share this post 242 Share on other sites TVIXX Members Posted January 18, 2015 Nike also made sweatshirts like the shirt above. UW had some outlines on the collar area that are missing but it’s the same idea. I also saw a Marshawn Lynch Seahawks navy blue style sweatshirt the first season of the nike takeover. It was screen printed with the 24 and silver stripes on the front, name and number on the back, and green feather with the silver lines on the sleeves. It was lacking the green collar feathers if I recall correctly. I’ve only seen the one and would have loved to have gotten my hands on it. 844 253 I know during some of my window-shopping forays at the MLB.com shop, Lids and elsewhere, I’ve seen at least one Cubs tee modeled after the 80s blues, complete with the Madcub and red/white cuffs. Far as those college shirts mentioned, I know what you’re talking about, I remember seeing them in an Eastbay catalog once. And I recall a commercial for that Goldbergs show where one guy was wearing a shirt based on the old Flyers orange.While I’m thinking about it, is anyone else annoyed that MLB replicas never have regular sleeve patches? Location:Wisconsin Members T-shirts that look like NFL jerseys? 0 Posted January 19, 2015 Link to post LAWeaver phutmasterflex Recommended Posts TheRicSlick Link to post Link to post benpc21 Followers 0 I’m wondering if such a thing exists, where someone sells a t-shirt that has the same patterns as an NFL jersey, but as a standard cotton t-shirt…I know this would be the place that would know, merely just to satisfy my curiosity.THANKS!!!! 844 TVIXX Posted January 18, 2015 Guess I remembered wrong. It doesn’t have the shoulder stripes, just some minor striping on the sleeve cuffs: 700 I know that Nike has made them for college. I have an LSU t-shirt with numerals and shoulder stripes.Interesting, never seen something like that before. Would you mind posting a pic? 700 Not right now for all I know Members Share this post Link to post TheRicSlick The NFL does sell them, they’re called “Number Tees”. http://www.nflshop.com/Number_TeesClose, but he is saying same pattern. So I assume that means TV numbers on the sleeves as well? SportsLogos.Net 700 781 posts Share this post stumpygremlin 430 1,604 posts mbannon92 Share on other sites 5,835 posts 844 Share on other sites Sports Logo News Share this post 1,005 916 110 T-shirts that look like NFL jerseys? The lurker formerly known as Mr.nascar13 GeauxColonels This topic is now closed to further replies. SportsLogos.Net Followers 0 GeauxColonels Share on other sites 1,182 253 110 Favourite Logos:MSU Spartan Head, Kansas Jayhawk’s new rebrand, TB Buccaneers 97-13 primary, Jordan era Wizards logo,Charlotte Bobcats, Cubs benpc21 Link to post 430 4,791 posts 0 Sports Logos LAWeaver The NFL does sell them, they’re called “Number Tees”. http://www.nflshop.com/Number_Tees 916 mbannon92 phutmasterflex Location:East Central Ohio 2,258 posts 1,182 Members 1,658 posts 9,471 posts Location:Luling, LA Sports Logo News 0 1,005 The NFL will never allow you to buy a tshirt that looks just like a jersey. All about the $$$$$$ All Activity Go To Topic Listing 916 0 Share this post Members Posted January 19, 2015 GeauxColonels 0 9,471 posts Share this post 0 0 Members Members Share this post Share this post 242 110 700 is very bendy…and I need a hug Forums Home By stumpygremlin, January 18, 2015 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites 242 0 Wearin’ the C Location:Racine, WI…where I am very proud of my 0-year NFL career Posted January 18, 2015 Link to post Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Discrim Forums Home Share this post Members THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Members Posted January 19, 2015 Posted January 19, 2015 Vamos Hector! Location:West Coast Posted January 20, 2015 Posted January 23, 2015 THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan 85 stumpygremlin Master of My Domain Name Share on other sites philly97flyer Share on other sites Location:somewhere in Kansas… 700 Share on other sites Link to post Discrim Posted January 18, 2015 Favourite Logos:Philadelphia EaglesSeattle MarinersCubs “Cuba” scriptFremantle Dockers 1,005 Posted January 19, 2015 0 I received a Manziel “shirsey” for Christmas, but it looks like the examples Ricky gave. A shirt that looks exactly like a jersey sounds great, but would probably reduce the sales of actual jerseys since (I’m assuming) a cotton shirt would cost less than a jersey. Share on other sites Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   GeauxColonels 700 All Activity Sign in to follow this   85 Sports Logos T-shirts that look like NFL jerseys? 5,735 postslast_img read more