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Kenosha police officers shot an unarmed black man at point-blank range

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Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening.

Police had been called to the 2800 block of 40th Street at 5:11 p.m. where the shooting later occurred.

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Officers say they provided immediate aid to the shooting victim, who was taken by Flight to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Kenosha police reported.

The man was in serious condition at Froedtert.

State Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee tweeted that the man’s name is Jacob Blake.

The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said the victim was trying to break up a fight between two women. Bystanders said the man was Tased and then shot several times.

A video circulating on social media shows a man in a white shirt and black shorts walking to a gray van, followed by two male police officers with weapons drawn.

As the man opens the door to get in, an officer grabs his shirt to hold him still, then appears to shoot him in the back at close range. Seven shots are heard, followed by a car horn, presumably from the man’s head falling forward. A woman who followed behind the police can be seen screaming and jumping up and down.

Kenosha police requested Wisconsin State Patrol and Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies come to the scene because the shooting involved an officer. 

This story will be updated.

Them gun shots just hurt my chest omg 💔

Posted by Chulaa Kaseey on Sunday, 23 August 2020

Here's photos from the officer-involved shooting in Kenosha this afternoon near 40th Street & 28th Avenue. He was transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital. Photo's from Incident Response

Posted by Racine County News/Scanner on Sunday, 23 August 2020

Kenosha DPW dump truck on fire outside the Kenosha County Courthouse late Sunday night.

Posted by Incident Response on Sunday, 23 August 2020

August 23, 2020Media ReleaseAt 5:11pm Kenosha Police Officers were sent to the 2800 block of 40th Street for a…

Posted by Kenosha Police Department on Sunday, 23 August 2020

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Bodycam video released of Andre Leshon Lee who lost consciousness when arrested but died 5 days later in Dallas PD custody, Report

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The Dallas Police Department has released a video of Andre Leshon Lee who they say lost consciousness shortly after being taken into custody on August 28. The video released clearly shows he lost consciousness at the site where he was arrested.

The report goes on to say Lee died September 2 in police custody a week after losing consciousness. Something doesn’t add up here.

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According to Fox 4 the investigation by Dallas police into Lee’s death, he and his wife were driving the night of August 28, when his wife said he got out of the car and started running.

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Morehouse School of Medicine students get surprise news that $26M gift will help pay off their debt

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ATLANTA — It’s a major gift to an Atlanta-based historically Black college aimed at helping close the gap in medical disparities in America.

On Wednesday, Morehouse School of Medicine announced they received a $26.3-million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

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Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley under fire for monkey post about black students

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According to WCTV Leon County school administrators, Thursday publicly detailed the investigation of an assistant principal’s Facebook post that lead to a reprimand and demotion.

The district received multiple complaints about the post by Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley.

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Bradley wrote this message on her personal Facebook page:

“For a while now, I have felt like Ringmaster of the ****show. Today has done me in! I do not want to be ringmaster, someone come get the monkeys and all the circus friends.

#exhausted #goawaycovid #imgoingtobed”

“It’s important to clarify for the record what took place, the investigation that happened, and what discipline we have enforced,” said Superintendent Rocky Hanna in a Facebook live on Thursday.

The district’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Deana McAllister, says an investigation determined the post “was not meant to be divisive or hurtful, nor racially motivated.”

McAllister says the post did show a lack of professionalism and poor judgement, leading to a formal reprimand and demotion of Bradley. She was reassigned from Apalachee Elementary to Killearn Lakes.

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