1 dead after shooting near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis

One person has died after reports of shots fired near the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis on Saturday.

Police say they received ShotSpotter reports along with 911 calls for two people who were shot in the area of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, the site of the George Floyd Memorial in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood.

Initially, officers were told by callers the victim would be brought to a barricade that blocks off the memorial from traffic. However, when police arrived, they say they learned the victims had been transported to a nearby hospital. Officers say they were also met with “interference” from people at the memorial.

Source: 1 dead after shooting near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis

3 killed, 2 hospitalized after argument at Jefferson Gun Outlet leads to shots fired

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Metairie at the Jefferson Gun Outlet.

According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, three people are dead and two people were taken to area hospitals and are considered to be stable.

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At around 2:50 pm, Lopinto said deputies responded to the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the 6700 block of Airline Drive.

Deputies found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Lopinto.

JPSO sources say that a man entered the gun outlet with a loaded gun unholstered.

Sources say that the man got into an argument with a clerk who told him he should not have a loaded gun until he got inside the range.

According to JPSO sources, shots were fired during the argument when at least two customers on the range engaged the man.

The man was shot, but also fired back at the two customers who were also injured, according to JPSO sources.

At this time, Lopinto said it appears a suspect shot two victims inside the location, then was engaged by the two customers and shot outside the location by multiple other individuals.

The suspect is one of the deceased on scene, according to Lopinto.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Source: 3 killed, 2 hospitalized after argument at Jefferson Gun Outlet leads to shots fired

Colorado officer, shown in video punching suspect multiple times, fired for excessive force

A Colorado police officer was fired Thursday following investigations into an excessive use of force incident in which he punched a suspect multiple times in the ribs and shocked him five times with a Taser before giving any verbal commands.

Aurora police Officer Robert Rosen responded Aug. 10 to a King Soopers supermarket, where another officer requested assistance in arresting a man on trespassing charges, according to a statement from the department. The man was on the ground on his stomach with his arms underneath him, according to police and body camera video worn by the officer who was trying to initially arrest him.

Rosen arrived to the scene and immediately started punching the man in the ribs before saying anything, the body camera video showed. He then deployed his Taser five times, for a total of 27 seconds within two minutes, according to police.

The suspect suffered minor injuries.

“During the arrest Officer Rosen never attempted any lesser means of force nor did he make any attempts to deescalate the situation in accordance with Aurora Police training,” the department said in the statement.

Investigations into the incident found Rosen did not activate his body camera during the arrest and “failed to document his justifications for each use of force that he used during the arrest,” police said.

Source: Colorado officer, shown in video punching suspect multiple times, fired for excessive force

Buffalo police officers seen shoving elderly protester have charges dropped | Fox News

Criminal charges have been dropped against two police officers seen on video last spring shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground in Buffalo, New York, prosecutors said Thursday.

Source: Buffalo police officers seen shoving elderly protester have charges dropped | Fox News

Investigators advise no charges for Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt: reports | Fox News

A preliminary investigation has not found enough evidence to criminally charge the U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, one of the rioters who stormed the building on Jan. 6, according to reports Monday that cited unnamed sources familiar with the inquiry.

Source: Investigators advise no charges for Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt: reports | Fox News

Mass arrests in Russia of protesters demanding Navalny’s release

MOSCOW — Thousands of people took to the streets Sunday across Russia’s vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up a wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. Over 1,000 were detained by police, according to a monitoring group.

Russian authorities have mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands of people rallied across the country last weekend in the largest and most widespread show of discontent Russia has seen in years.

Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator who is the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, was arrested Jan. 17.

Source: Mass arrests in Russia of protesters demanding Navalny’s release

Video shows pipe bombs found near Capitol were placed the night before – The Washington Post

Exclusive video obtained by The Washington Post shows the suspect shortly before he allegedly placed an explosive device near the headquarters of the Republican National Committee.

The two pipe bombs that were discovered on Jan. 6 near the U.S. Capitol shortly before a mob stormed the building are believed to have been planted the night before, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation and video footage obtained by The Washington Post.

The explosive devices, which were placed blocks from one another at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic national committees, have been largely overshadowed by the violent insurrection at the Capitol. But finding the person suspected of planting both bombs remains a priority for federal authorities, who last week boosted the reward for tips leading to the person’s arrest from $50,000 to $75,000.

Source: Video shows pipe bombs found near Capitol were placed the night before – The Washington Post

Shaler man gets 6 months in halfway house for violent role in Pittsburgh riot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A 21-year-old Shaler man who admitted to damaging a Pittsburgh police car during the Downtown riots over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday to one day in U.S. custody and six months in a halfway house.

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab imposed that term on Brian Bartels and also ordered him to pay $1,000 in restitution. The six-month sentence will be served as part of a three-year term of probation.

Bartels had previously pleaded guilty in September to obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder.

U.S. prosecutors wanted jail time for Bartels but his lawyer asked for probation.

Law enforcement said Bartels kicked in the windshield of a cruiser and then spray-painted a letter A on it during the May 30 protests. His actions spurred on a crowd to further violence that led to the car being burned and other damage.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaun Sweeney said in sentencing papers that Bartels spray-painted the car “in the presence of an agitated crowd” and then smashed parts of the vehicle “in order to make it unusable by the officers who were trying to prevent civil disorder.”

He said Bartels did not directly assault any officers but obstructed them by damaging their car.

Joseph Otte, Bartels’ lawyer, said his client had accepted responsibility for his actions, meeting less than two days later with investigators to explain what he did.

Source: Shaler man gets 6 months in halfway house for violent role in Pittsburgh riot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clerk hurt, another man stabbed during altercation inside Pittsburgh gas station

PITTSBURGH — A clerk suffered head injuries and another man was stabbed during an altercation Tuesday morning inside a gas station in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, police said.

Police were called about 8 a.m. to the Sunoco Gas Station on North Highland Avenue, across from Obama Academy.

Officers were able to speak with the clerk, who suffered wounds to his head from a “blunt instrument,” according to police. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Another man suffered stab wounds. He was found on a sidewalk not far from the gas station. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.Investigators have not said what led to the altercation.

Source: Clerk hurt, another man stabbed during altercation inside Pittsburgh gas station

Man killed in home invasion, one charged

Police said it was reported that two men invaded the home in the 2900 block of Grover Street in McKeesport. A witness told police there was a knock at the rear door of the home and when they answered, a firearm was pointed in their face.

A witness identified Hale, and it was reported that Hale hit Gutierrez-Faust in the head and face multiple times and then strangled him, according to the criminal complaint.

The second suspect, still unidentified, then reached into Gutierrez-Faust’s pocket after and took money and crack cocaine, according to the document.

Police said it was reported that two men invaded the home in the 2900 block of Grover Street in McKeesport. A witness told police there was a knock at the rear door of the home and when they answered, a firearm was pointed in their face.

A witness identified Hale, and it was reported that Hale hit Gutierrez-Faust in the head and face multiple times and then strangled him, according to the criminal complaint.

The second suspect, still unidentified, then reached into Gutierrez-Faust’s pocket after and took money and crack cocaine, according to the document.

Source: Man killed in home invasion, one charged

Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Views – The New York Times

The F.B.I. and local authorities are investigating a bombing on Saturday morning at a church in Los Angeles County that had recently been the target of protests for its extremist views against L.G.B.T.Q. people, women and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The police responded to reports of an explosion at the church, First Works Baptist Church, in El Monte, Calif., just after 1 a.m. on Saturday.

An “improvised explosive device” was found to be the source of the attack, said Chief David Reynoso of the Police Department in El Monte, which is about 13 miles east of Los Angeles. Officials would not elaborate on what they found.

No one was in the church at the time, and no injuries were reported. The authorities found obscenities and the words “get out” spray-painted on the front of the church, Chief Reynoso said.

Source: Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Views – The New York Times

Seattle community leaders unhappy with city officials’ response to unrest: report | Fox News

Seattle residents have reportedly taken issue with city officials’ lack of public response in the wake of violent unrest in the Washington city on inauguration night.

Seattle residents have reportedly taken issue with city officials’ lack of public response in the wake of violent unrest in the Washington city on inauguration night.

Local activists are seeking answers after Seattle City Hall failed to publicly address Wednesday night’s protests, local KOMO News reported.

Just hours after President Biden took office, a group of about 100 people marched in the Emerald City, where police said windows were broken at a federal courthouse and officers arrested three people.

The crowd called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and, outside the federal immigration court, several people set fire to an American flag, The Seattle Times reported.

LIVE UPDATES: BIDEN URGED TO CONDEMN PORTLAND, SEATTLE RIOTING

Source: Seattle community leaders unhappy with city officials’ response to unrest: report | Fox News

Portland police arrest at least 8 as demonstrators vandalize federal ICE building, Democratic Party state headquarters – CNN

Demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday vandalized the state Democratic Party headquarters and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, according to police.

(CNN)Demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday vandalized the state Democratic Party headquarters and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, according to police.

At least four demonstrations were planned in the city, Sgt. Kevin Allen, spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said in a video statement early Thursday.
Two remained peaceful, but the others resulted in “property damage and arrests,” he said. CNN is attempting to learn more about who organized the demonstrations.
A group of about 150 people converged on the ICE building in the South Waterfront neighborhood Wednesday evening around 9 p.m., Allen said.

Source: Portland police arrest at least 8 as demonstrators vandalize federal ICE building, Democratic Party state headquarters – CNN

People at the US Capitol riot are being identified and losing their jobs. Saccone resigns from St Vincent – CNN

At least three men have lost their jobs as a result of their involvement in the unrest at the US Capitol Wednesday.

Rick Saccone, a former Pennsylvania state representative, shared images on his Facebook page of himself outside the Capitol. Saint Vincent College, where Saccone served as an adjunct professor, immediately began an investigation, according to Michael Hustava, the institution’s Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.
“As a result of that investigation, Dr. Saccone has submitted and we have accepted his letter of resignation, effective immediately. He will no longer be associated with Saint Vincent College in any capacity,” Hustava said in a statement provided to CNN.
“I decided to resign for the betterment of the school,” Saccone told the Tribune-Review, a news outlet in Western Pennsylvania, about his departure. “I’ve been there 21 years. I didn’t want all this terrible media kerfuffle to tarnish the school. I decided it would be better if I just resigned.”

Source: People at the US Capitol riot are being identified and losing their jobs – CNN

Rep. Paul Gosar: DC riot had ‘hallmarks of Antifa provocation’

In a tweet made to his personal Twitter page, Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar appears to suggest that Antifa provocateurs had a role in the riots at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

On Jan. 6, supporters of Donald Trump gathered in Washington D.C. for a protest over baseless claims of electoral fraud. Eventually, people stormed the U.S. Capitol Building as Congress was counting the electoral votes from November 2020’s election.

On his personal Twitter account, Rep. Paul Gosar, retweeted a video posted that claims some of the individuals who stormed the Capitol Building were “dressed up and had knee pads,” made a claim that the incident has “all the hallmarks of Antifa provocation,” without offering any evidence to support that claim.

Source: Rep. Paul Gosar: DC riot had ‘hallmarks of Antifa provocation’

47-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Penn Hills Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — Police say a man is in critical condition after a shooting in Penn Hills.

On Monday, the Allegheny County Police Department said it was notified of a shooting in the 8800 block of Marion Way. Law enforcement says first responders found a 47-year-old man who was shot multiple times.

He was taken to a local hospital, and police are investigating

Source: 47-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Penn Hills Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

Police investigating after device explodes in Lawrenceville; report of another explosion in Hill District

PITTSBURGH — Police are investigating report of explosions in two Pittsburgh neighborhoods on Sunday evening.

The first one happened just after 9 p.m. in Lawrenceville in the 3600 block of Penn Avenue.

Police said there is a surveillance video that shows an incendiary device being thrown out of a white pickup truck before it exploded.

Source: Police investigating after device explodes in Lawrenceville; report of another explosion in Hill District

Suspect in custody after shooting three people, including Loudoun Co. deputy, in Sterling, Va. | WTOP

A suspect who shot three people is in custody after being detained under suspicion of stealing from a Walmart in Sterling, Virginia, late Saturday afternoon.

According to a news release, the suspect was confronted by two loss-prevention officers after they saw him stealing items in the store. As he was taken to custody, by a Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputy, the suspect fought back and pulled out a firearm.

Source: Suspect in custody after shooting three people, including Loudoun Co. deputy, in Sterling, Va. | WTOP

Pelosi’s home VANDALIZED with pigs head, message about $2,000 checks

Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home was vandalized overnight with as a spray-painted message alluding to the failed $2,000 stimulus checks, and a pig’s head in a pool of red paint.

Source: Pelosi’s home VANDALIZED with pigs head, message about $2,000 checks