Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Police Lethality: Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man Shot In Back At "Very Close Range"

Ezell Ford was shot in the back. The mentally ill black man, killed by Los Angeles police in August, suffered three gunshot wounds, an autopsy showed. One was to his back and included the imprint of a muzzle, indicating he was shot at "very close range." Kate Mather, Richard Winton and Ruben Vives in the Los Angeles Times.

Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise Spoke At White Supremacist Conference. The majority whip in the House spoke at a conference of white supremacists in 2002. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) gave a presentation at a conference hosted by the notorious David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. "Scalise's political circle worked furiously late Monday to quell the storm... describing him as a disorganized and ill-prepared young politician who didn't pay close attention to invitations." Robert Costa and Ed O'Keefe in The Washington Post.

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