A jury on Thursday exonerated a white police officer who shot and killed a 31-year-old Black man in Texas two years ago and whose actions were considered “not objectively justified” by an initial inquiry.
On October 3, 2020, the officer, Shaun Lucas, fatally shot the man, Jonathan Price, after responding to allegations of a brawl at a gas station in Wolfe City, a tiny town northeast of Dallas. According to Mr. Price’s attorney, he attempted to mediate the argument.
According to the authorities, the officer tried to hold Mr. Price after the incident because he thought Mr. Price might have been involved in it. According to an original affidavit, Mr. Lucas attempted to deploy a Taser on Mr. Price after Mr. Price informed the officer that he would not be held. However, Mr. Price reached out and seized the Taser. According to Mr. Price’s attorney, he was merely offering his hand.
The affidavit claimed that Mr. Lucas then drew a revolver and shot the man. Shortly after being transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, Mr. Price passed away. He wasn’t armed at all.
Lower Florida Keys Tropical Storm Watch and Hurricane Warning for Strengthening Ian.
As Tropical Storm Ian was expected to intensify quickly and a sizable portion of Florida’s Gulf Coast was getting ready for a potential impact later this week, a tropical storm watch was issued for the lower Florida Keys on Sunday.
While South Florida was still outside the danger zone, forecasters warned that Ian might intensify into a major hurricane before hitting the northern section of the state in the coming days.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Ian had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and was moving west-northwest at a speed of 12 mph on Sunday. Ian was roughly 430 miles southeast of the westernmost point of Cuba and about 160 miles south of Grand Cayman.
The lower Florida Keys, including the Dry Tortugas, from Seven Mile Bridge south to Key West, were placed under a tropical storm watch on Sunday evening.
For Grand Cayman and the Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and Artemisa, a hurricane warning had been issued earlier on Sunday. La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas provinces in Cuba received a tropical storm warning.
Pro-life activist from Pennsylvania is detained by the FBI and accused of assaulting a clinic escort.
A Planned Parenthood clinic escort was physically assaulted by a Catholic pro-life activist last year, according to charges filed against him on Friday at his home in rural Pennsylvania.
The King’s Males, a Catholic ministry that seeks to spiritually mentor young Catholic men, was co-founded and is led by Mark Houck, 48, of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania.
According to Ryan-Marie Houck, Houck’s wife, a SWAT squad of around 25 people arrived at their home in about 15 vehicles and began banging on their door.
“If he didn’t open it, they threatened to break in. Then they had around five guns pointing at my kids, my husband, and I, “She spoke.
In response to the SWAT team assertion, an FBI representative from the Philadelphia office told Fox News Digital: “Regarding Mark Houck’s arrest, false statements have been made. There were no SWAT personnel or SWAT teams present. Mr. Houck received a tap on the door from FBI agents who introduced themselves and asked him to leave the house. He did so, and after an indictment, he was hauled into custody without incident.”
A follow-up inquiry from Fox News Digital on the veracity of the claim that up to 25 agents were engaged in the arrest was not answered by the spokeswoman.
Politicians and activists protest in the Arizona state capitol over the state’s nearly complete abortion prohibition.
On Saturday night, over 100 protestors gathered at the Arizona state Capitol to voice their opposition to the nearly complete abortion ban that a Pima County judge had backed the day before.
Before Arizona became a state, a statute was passed in 1864 that led to the current prohibition. Anyone who performs an abortion in practically any situation, such as rape or incest, is subject to a sentence of two to five years in prison; the exemption is when the mother’s life is in danger.
“We’re astonished and terribly stunned. In essence, after Roe v. Wade was reversed, the Arizona courts had to determine if that outdated law was still valid, according to activist Elsa Landeros. “
And several of the organizations and activists who were closely watching the case concur that this is the worst outcome that could have possibly occurred.
Politicians including state senator Christine Marsh and U.S. House candidate Javier Ramos spoke at the demonstration as well. Ramos declared that his primary priority, if elected, would be to codify Roe v. Wade through federal legislation, while Marsh criticized the decision for ushering in a new reality of “government-mandated pregnancy.”
The decision was also denounced by Thomas Duggar, a state Senate candidate, who also discussed alternative solutions with demonstrators.
Montverde teammates with five stars Liam McNeeley and Derik Queen travel to Indiana.
Derik Queen and Liam McNeeley, two five-star players from Montverde Academy, visited Indiana basketball on official visits. Mike Woodson, the coach at Indiana, snagged Malik Reneau and Jalen Hood-Schifino from Montverde for the class of 2022.
BLOOMFORD, Indiana – Over the weekend, two of the best high school basketball prospects paid official visits to Coach Mike Woodson and the Indiana basketball team.
Teammates Derik Queen and Liam McNeeley play basketball for Montverde Academy, one of the top secondary schools in the country. And it appears like they might decide to work together in college.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Queen, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound center, is ranked No. 15 overall in the class of 2024. Prior to transferring to Montverde for his sophomore year, he attended Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, for his first two years of high school. Queen is a potential reclassification contender for the class of 2023, according to Travis Branham.
Indiana awarded Queen, the No. 2 center in his class, a scholarship on November 26, 2021. For Team Thrill, a member of the Under Armour Association, he participated in AAU basketball.