UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro visited Fayette County to tout a program designed to help those battling addiction. The program involves law enforcement playing a major role in putting people into recovery programs and not handcuffs. READ MORE: NFL Star Aaron Donald Accused Of Assault The program is called LETI, and it aims to have law enforcement be the first to direct people with addiction to help. Shapiro said putting people in prison for suffering a disease is not working. (Photo Credit: kDKA) Shapiro said the addiction crisis is a deadly numbers game, a game he believes we as a society and state are losing. “Last year, we lost 3,954 fellow Pennsylvanians to the opioid crisis,” Shapiro said. In Fayette County alone over the last five years, the county has lost 272 brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and children. Shapiro was in Uniontown on Wednesday to announce the program. LETI stands for Law Enforcement Treatment … [Read more...] about Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro Debuts Program In Fayette Co. To Help Those Battling Addiction
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Texas and Missouri sued President Joe Biden’s administration Tuesday for rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), saying the program which forced migrants to wait in Mexico while their hearings progressed needs to be reinstated. The Trump administration created that policy – also called the “Remain in Mexico” policy – in 2019 to prevent unmanageable numbers of foreigners claiming asylum from crossing the U.S. border. Most asylum claims are denied, and many foreigners claim it to enter the country, then disappear into the general population while their asylum claims are still pending in court. In a press release, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the lawsuit in an effort to reinstate the program and “curb the criminal and humanitarian crisis at the border.” He continued: The MPP restricts illegal aliens’ ability to remain in the United States during immigration proceedings, which greatly reduces the burden … [Read more...] about Texas and Missouri Sue Biden Administration for Revoking Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
close Video Prosecutors expected to announce charges against former officer Kim Potter 'Fox & Friends Weekend' co-host Pete Hegseth on the unrest in Minnesota following Daunte Wright shooting. Local prosecutors in Minnesota on Wednesday are expected to charge former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, as civil unrest has persisted for three consecutive nights , with demonstrations spilling into Minneapolis . Washington County Attorney Pete Orput is expected to announce the second-degree manslaughter charge later Wednesday. Orput did not immediately return a voicemail left by Fox News on Wednesday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, according to The Associated Press. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune , KSTP and Minnesota Public Radio all reported Orput's expected charging announcement. Orput said Tuesday that he is … [Read more...] about Daunte Wright shooting: Ex-Minnesota police officer Kim Potter to be charged with second-degree manslaughter
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described Sunday’s shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as “an accidental discharge.” The shooting sparked protests and unrest in an area already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death. Hundreds of protesters faced off against police in Brooklyn Center after nightfall Monday, and hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the governor. When the protesters wouldn’t disperse, police began firing gas canisters and flash-bang grenades, sending clouds wafting over the crowd and chasing some protesters away. A long line of police in riot gear, rhythmically pushing their clubs in front of them, began slowly forcing back the remaining crowds. … [Read more...] about Daunte Wright shooting: Protesters face off against police in Minnesota after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, according to the Washington County Attorney’s Office. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput says the complaint is being processed late Wednesday morning. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), agents with the BCA arrested Potter at around 11:30 a.m. at the BCA in St. Paul. The BCA says Potter will be booked into the Hennepin County Jail on probable cause second-degree manslaughter, with the charges expected to be filed before the end of the day. “This remains an active and ongoing investigation. The BCA has been and will continue to work with the Washington County Attorney’s Office as the case progresses,” the BCA said. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Wright’s family, issued a statement following the decision to charge Potter. “While we appreciate that the district … [Read more...] about Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter Arrested, Will Be Charged With 2nd-Degree Manslaughter
It happened in a flash. A deputy drew what he thought was his stun gun on a Black man who was fleeing, announcing his choice of weapon with a shout of “Taser!” But it was a pistol he pulled out, not a stun gun, and the man died. “Oh, I shot him,” the deputy says on video. “I’m sorry.” Though the facts sound eerily familiar, that was six years ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a case that closely echoed what occurred this weekend in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. There was the same announcement, the same tragic result, the same shocked response. But what made the Tulsa case unusual happened in its aftermath: The deputy, Robert C. Bates, a reserve volunteer with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was charged by prosecutors, convicted at a trial and sent to prison. The similarities between the 2015 case in Tulsa and the shooting death of a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, in Minnesota on Sunday are striking. Six years later, amid a fraught national conversation around race and … [Read more...] about At least 15 officers mistook guns for Tasers. Three were convicted.