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Columbus police shot and killed a teen girl about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
In a memo obtained by Forbes on Wednesday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) laid out why he believes Washington. D.C., should not become a state. One of the reasons he used to back his argument is the city's crime rate, including a rising number of annual murders and carjackings. The local government "has failed to provide for the safety and well-being of its citizens," Scalise wrote. "Why should the District of Columbia be granted statehood when it can't even perform basic government duties like protecting governments from criminals?" In a memo on DC statehood, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise argues against it based on DC's crime rate, claiming the district "can't perform basic governmental duties like protecting its residents from criminals" pic.twitter.com/vwWPkGnV4Q — Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 21, 2021 Scalise's choice to focus on crime may not have registered quite how he hoped, instead prompting observers to point out that Louisiana, his home state, has long reported the nation's highest murder rate, while New Orleans, parts of which Scalise represents, has also seen an uptick in crime. I take no position on D.C. statehood. But by this measure, why should New Orleans residents, some of whom are Scalise's constituents, have the rights of statehood? https://t.co/8YRcc5OqnR pic.twitter.com/flDXjcZ7qY — Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) April 21, 2021 More stories from theweek.comAll 40 movies nominated for an Oscar this year, rankedThe new HBO show you won't be able to stop watchingAmerica's incredibly successful pilot of universal health care
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Teenager shot and killed by police responding to attempted stabbing, moments before judge delivered verdict in Chauvin trial Police in Columbus, Ohio, fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday afternoon, just moments before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. The girl was identified by local media as Ma’Khia Bryant. Officers were responding to an attempted stabbing call and, when police arrived, shot the girl around 4.45pm, officials said. The 911 caller reported a female was trying to stab them before hanging up, they said. Hazel Bryant, who identified herself as the girl’s aunt, told the Columbus Dispatch that she lived in a nearby foster home. According to the Dispatch, Bryant said the teen got into a dispute with someone else at the foster home, and that her niece had a knife but dropped it before being shot multiple times by an officer. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Nobody else was injured, the newspaper reported. Releasing police body-camera video of Tuesday’s shooting in Ohio’s capital hours later, the interim Columbus police chief, Michael Woods, said officers were answering an emergency-911 call from someone who reported an attempted stabbing. Police arriving at the home encountered several people on the front lawn of a house where the female youth, seen brandishing what appeared to be knife, was charging toward another female who fell backwards, the video showed. A police officer then opened fire on the youth as she collapsed against a car parked in the driveway. The video then shows what appears to be a kitchen knife lying on the pavement near the teenager. The shooting, which took place approximately 25 minutes before the judge handed down the guilty verdict against Chauvin, cast a shadow over the celebrations across the country that followed the trial’s conclusion. A crowd of protesters gathered on Tuesday night at the scene on Legion Lane, which police had partially blocked off to traffic, while other demonstrators rallied at the city’s police headquarters. “We don’t get to celebrate nothing,” said KC Traynor, one of the demonstrators who spoke with the Dispatch. “In the end, you know what, you can’t be Black.” Kimberly Shepherd, 50, who has lived in the neighborhood for 17 years, said she knew the victim. “The neighborhood has definitely went through its changes, but nothing like this,” Shepherd said of the shooting. “But this is the worst thing that has ever happened out here and unfortunately it is at the hands of police.” Shepherd and her neighbor Jayme Jones, 51, had celebrated the guilty verdict of Chauvin. But things changed quickly, she said. “We were happy about the verdict. But you couldn’t even enjoy that,” Shepherd said. “Because as you’re getting one phone call that he was guilty, I’m getting the next phone call that this is happening in my neighborhood.” The shooting occurred as advocates warned that while the Chauvin verdict should be hailed for holding police accountable, it does not amount to justice for George Floyd, and that far more work must be done to tackle systemic racism and police brutality. “As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting,” tweeted Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney representing Floyd’s family. “Another child lost! Another hashtag,” he wrote. As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting as @ColumbusPolice killed an unarmed 15yo Black girl named Makiyah Bryant. Another child lost! Another hashtag. ✊🏾🙏🏾#JusticeForMakiyahBryant https://t.co/9ssR5gfqm5— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 21, 2021 Andrew Ginther, the mayor of Columbus, confirmed the shooting in a tweet and said that authorities were working to review body-camera footage of the incident. “This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life,” he said. “We do not know all of the details.” He urged calm while the investigation continued. Speaking at the news conference later on Tuesday, he said: “We know, based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community.” • This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Ma’Khia Bryant’s first name and age.
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Franklin county, where Ma’Khia Bryant was shot dead by an officer, saw 38 people killed by police between 2015 and 2020 Crowds react as investigators work at the scene where 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. Photograph: Gaelen Morse/Reuters The Ohio county where a Black teenage girl was shot dead on Tuesday has one of highest rates of fatal police shootings in the US, according to a recent study highlighting the disparate treatment Black Americans face at the hands of law enforcement. Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, was shot and killed by a police officer in Columbus, Franklin county, about 20 minutes before the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Tuesday’s shooting sparked protests at the scene of the shooting in Franklin county, which researchers say is the most deadly county in the state for police shootings. The Ohio Alliance for innovation in population health released a study in February this year which found that 38 people were shot and killed by police in Franklin County, home to about 1.3m people, between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2020. An average of 4.81 per million people were killed in the county, according to the Alliance – the 18th highest rate of fatal police shootings among America’s 100 most populous counties. Ma’Khia was shot at 4.45pm, according to police, outside a home in south-east Columbus. Franklin county children’s services, who identified Ma’Khia to the media, said the 16-year-old was in foster care. Hazel Bryant, who identified herself as Ma’Khia’s aunt to the Columbus Dispatch, said Ma’Khia lived in a foster home on the street where she was shot. Ma’Khia had got into an altercation with someone else at the home, her aunt said. Police played a 10-second body-cam video at a news conference on Tuesday which appeared to show a girl wielding a knife as she grappled with another person. A police officer then opens fire, and a girl drops to the ground. Michael Woods, Columbus interim police chief, said officers had responded to a 911 call. “The information was that a caller said females were there trying to stab them and put their hands on them,” Woods said. The officer who shot Ma’Khia has not been named and has been placed on administrative leave. The Alliance used data from the Washington Post’s police shootings database to determine that in Ohio the rate of Black people killed by police was 339% higher than white fatalities. An average of 6.96 Black people per million are killed by police each year, compared with 1.59 white people. About 20% of Ohio’s Black population live in Franklin county, but the area accounted for 33% of the state’s police fatalities involving Black victims. Of America’s 100 most populous counties, the most deadly for police killings was Bernalillo, in New Mexico. Within the 2015-2020 range that the Ohio Alliance studied, an average of 9.82 people per million a year in Bernalillo county were killed by police. Jackson, Montana, had the second highest figure, with a rate of 8.77 people killed each year. Denver, Colorado, was third, with a rate of 8.25 people killed by police annually. More than a hundred protesters gathered in downtown Columbus on Tuesday night to demonstrate over Ma’Khia’s death, the local news channel 10WBNS reported. Protesters grouped together outside Columbus police headquarters and chanted: “Black Lives Matter” before marching through the center of the city. About 50 people had earlier protested at the site of the shooting, according to USA Today. At the scene KC Taynor was one of those to note the proximity of Ma’Khia’s death to the Chauvin verdict. “We don’t get to celebrate nothing,” Taynor said, according to USA Today. “In the end, you know what, you can’t be Black.” Ma’Khia was shot less than five miles from where the funeral for Andre Hill was held earlier this year. Hill, a Black man, was shot and killed in Franklin county by another Columbus police officer in December. Adam Coy, who is white, has been charged with murder. Less than three weeks before Hill was killed, a Franklin county sheriff’s deputy fatally shot 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr, a Black man, in Columbus. The case remains under federal investigation, according to Associated Press.
Slow out of the gate, the European Union has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, with the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot product this week adding to the momentum amid doggedly high infection rates on the continent. The EU's vaccine drive still lags far behind that of Britain or the United States. “In the first quarter of 2021 only 10% of Germans were able to receive a first vaccination due to the shortage of vaccine,” German Health Minister Jens Spahn said this week.
Fox NewsTucker Carlson devoted much of his Tuesday night show to staking a decidedly anti-anti-Chauvin position, complaining that former police officer Derek Chauvin was only found guilty of murder because jurors were afraid of Black Lives Matter and suggesting the verdict shows that the U.S. has “already given up on civilization.”At the same time, the far-right primetime star melted down when a former New York corrections officer who described Chauvin’s actions against George Floyd as “excessive” and “savagery,” letting out a bone-chilling laugh in his guest’s face while cutting him off mid-sentence.While interviewing Ed Gavin, a former deputy sheriff at the New York City’s Sheriff’s Department, Carlson asked if anyone will want to become a police officer moving forward in a post-Chauvin environment. Gavin, for his part, said he believed “people will still become police officers” before focusing his attention on Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd.“This really is a learning experience for everyone,” Gavin said. “Let’s face it, what we saw in that video was pure savagery.”He continued: “I mean, the documentary evidence showed the police officer putting his knee on the perpetrator’s neck while he was rear cuffed and his stomach was on the ground, causing asphyxia. What I would like to see, Tucker, I would like to see more training for police. I would like to see the police trained as EMTs like the fire department.”Gavin went on to applaud the jury’s verdict, noting that he’s personally used force “on literally over 500 people in my 21-year career” as an officer and never once had a person go unconscious.“That was clearly an excessive, unjustified use of force,” he added. “I think the verdict was just, we had documentary evidence, testimonial evidence, and it was an open and shut case. Moving forward, we need to...”Interrupting Gavin, Carlson then bellowed: “How about enforce the law, do we need to do that? Slow down, do we enforce the law? Let’s say people are going through the window at Macy’s and the cops are just standing there, do they resign?”The Fox News star also wondered aloud when the police would “protect everybody else, not just George Floyd.”Asserting that he also wants “police to protect people,” Gavin explained that his point was specifically about law enforcement dealing with someone already handcuffed and subdued. Police should “take a different tact” in that situation, he insisted.Calling on law enforcement to read previous Justice Department studies on “positional asphyxia and sudden death,” saying they talk about the “physiology of a struggle,” Gavin once again described Chauvin’s actions as excessive, prompting Carlson to interrupt one final time.“Well, yeah, but the guy that did it looks like he’s going to spend the rest of his life in prison so I’m kind of more worried about the rest of the country, which thanks to police inaction, in case you haven’t noticed, is, like, boarded up,” Carlson sneered, punctuated by a bizarre, high-pitched laugh.“So that’s more my concern. But I appreciate it, Gavin, thank you,” Carlson quickly added.“Look, look,” Gavin attempted to respond before his feed was cut off and he was removed from the screen.“Nope. Done!” Carlson exclaimed before moving on.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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