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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement" (Page 4)

George Floyd protests in Minneapolis turn deadly as city mayor urges calm

Minneapolis woke up Thursday morning to fires still burning and smoke hanging in the air after a second night of violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody turned deadly overnight.

A man was found dead Wednesday night on a sidewalk. Police, who responded to the area of Bloomington and Lake Street at 9:25 p.m., said the initial call was a reported stabbing, but the wound turned out to be from a gunshot.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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A fire was started at an AutoZone shop in Minneapolis during violent demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

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The Star Tribune reported local law enforcement officials were still working early Thursday after at least five people were struck by gunfire throughout the night.

In the case of the fatality, the newspaper reported it is believed the man was killed when the owner of a pawn shop opened fire on a man he believed was burglarizing his business.

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A fire was started at an AutoZone shop in Minneapolis during violent demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

A 59-year-old man is in custody in connection to Wednesday night’s fatal shooting, but the details of the case were “still being sorted out,” police spokesman John Elder told reporters.

He said the death is being investigated as a homicide.

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A protester runs away from where police deployed chemical irritants near the 3rd Precinct building in Minneapolis on May 27, during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody earlier in the week. (Christine T. Nguyen/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Demonstrations broke out in the early afternoon Wednesday near the city’s 3rd Precinct station, in the southern part of Minneapolis, where 46-year-old George Floyd died on Memorial Day after an officer knelt on his neck until he became unresponsive.

Footage from the ground showed protesters milling in streets, some running in and out of nearby stores. A Target, a Cub Foods, a Dollar Tree and an auto parts store all showed signs of damage and looting. As darkness fell, a fire erupted in the auto parts store before protesters set other fires in the street.

On Thursday morning, blocks of buildings with broken-out windows and other damage were seen.

Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted for calm early Thursday. “Please, Minneapolis, we cannot let tragedy beget more tragedy,” he said on Twitter. He also asked for the public’s help in keeping the peace.

It was the second night of violent protests since the death of Floyd, whom police were seeking to arrest outside a Minneapolis grocery store on a report of a counterfeit bill being passed. A bystander’s cellphone video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes as he eventually becomes unresponsive.

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The officer and three others were fired Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Frey called for him to be criminally charged.

“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” Frey asked during a news conference. “If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.”

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Protesters damage properties at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct in Minneapolis on May 27. The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Frey also asked the governor to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to help with the response to the protests. A spokesperson with the governor’s office told FOX 9 the state has so far deployed 50 to 60 state troopers to assist Minneapolis police.

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Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who urged calm, told FOX 9 there is an internal investigation as well an FBI investigation of Floyd’s death underway.

“Justice historically has never come to fruition through some of the acts we’re seeing tonight, whether it’s the looting, the damage to property or other things,” he said.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty, Eddie DeMarche, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Judge Napolitano on George Floyd’s death: Why haven’t the officers been arrested?

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Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano asked Thursday on “Fox & Friends” why the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have not been arrested.

After a night of riots, fires and looting in the city, Napolitano said given what the video shows of Floyd’s arrest and his death at the hands of an officer, Attorney General Bill Barr should be asking the same question.

“Of course they should be charged. … If I were the attorney general, Bill Barr, I would call up the attorney general of Minnesota and say, ‘why haven’t [the officers] been charged with murder? Why are they free? Why are they not in jail if we have a video of the murder? If you guys don’t do it, we will,'” the judge said, explaining that the FBI could charge the officers with a federal crime if the state does not immediately pursue a murder charge.

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“There are two violations here. There is murder and then there is the use of legal force to deprive him of his civil rights. The murder is the state crime. The use of force to deprive him of his civil rights — in this case, the right to breathe — is a federal crime. Cops can actually be prosecuted for both,” he continued, pointing out that the unrest in the city will not stop until the officers are arrested.

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President Trump said Wednesday that he had ordered the FBI and Justice Department to investigate the death.

“At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd,” Trump tweeted.

The FBI was called in to aid local police in the investigation into Floyd’s death, which immediately drew comparisons to the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York City after he was placed in a chokehold by police and pleaded for his life, saying, “I can’t breathe.”

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Protests in Minneapolis over the death took a dramatic turn for the worse Wednesday night as city police responded to stores in the city being looted and burned as well as a deadly shooting at a protest location. Social media users posted videos on Twitter that showed burning businesses and looters entering a local Target store and making their way out with bags full of items.

Fox News’ Mike Tobin, reporting live from the scene, said he was caught in the crossfire and felt pepper spray get into his eyes.

“Some of the flashbangs have been deployed, primarily from the police on the rooftop,” Tobin said at one point, standing with a news camera and microphone between the lines of protesters and police officers.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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Army vet fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies struggled with personal issues, ex-husband says

A Florida woman who was fatally shot Tuesday during a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies was a U.S. Army veteran who had been struggling with personal issues, according to reports.

Tracy Drowne, 42, had pointed a handgun at the deputies when they responded to her home near Avalon Park about a battery call, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

“There were issues that she was dealing with,” Drowne’s ex-husband, Salvador Perez, who lives in California along with their two daughters, told the newspaper. “She thought everyone was out to get her and she didn’t trust anybody.”

“She thought everyone was out to get her and she didn’t trust anybody.”

— Salvador Perez, ex-husband of Army veteran killed by deputies

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Drowne died in a hospital a short time after the 4:30 p.m. incident.

A neighbor named Andrew Santisteban had contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, claiming Drowne hit him during a dispute involving his 16-year-old daughter, FOX 35 Orlando reported.

Security-camera footage from the neighbor’s home showed Drowne outside the home, shouting at him.

“She starts charging at me, still screaming,” the neighbor told FOX 35, “and so I kind of backed up, and she just swings and hits me in the left corner part of my eye there.”

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Tracy Drowne, 42, pointed a handgun at sheriff’s deputies when they responded to her home Tuesday about a battery call, according to reports. She died in a hospital after the deputies shot her.

When the deputies arrived, Drowne pointed a gun at them and they asked her multiple times to drop it, Santisteban said.

“She didn’t and raised it at them, then you just heard three or four quick, boom-boom-boom!” he said.

The neighbor’s daughter, Madison, said she couldn’t believe how the ordeal ended.

“I never really thought anything would escalate this far, with the police and everything,” she told FOX 35. “So it was really shocking to see how everything had turned out.”

The deputies tried to provide medical aid to the woman until paramedics arrived, the Sentinel reported. They were placed on leave after the incident, pending an investigation.

Because of her personal struggles, Perez and their daughters tried to get help for her but she always resisted, Perez told the newspaper.

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He said she served a number of years in the Army and was deployed at least twice but was never in a combat situation.

In 2013, while a sergeant first class, she received a U.S. Army Acquisition Award, the Sentinel reported.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement continues to investigate the case.

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Amy Cooper once claimed her ex-lover bilked her out of $65G

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The white dog-walker who sparked widespread outrage by calling the cops on a black man in Central Park was once embroiled in a soap opera-like drama involving a married boyfriend and claims that he cheated her out of $65,000.

Amy Cooper had a “romantic relationship” with Wall Street trader Martin Priest from 2008 to 2012, “while unaware that [he] was still residing with his wife,” according to a fraud suit she filed against him in 2015.

Cooper broke up with Priest when she learned his wife was pregnant, the Manhattan Supreme Court filing said.

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But she still had feelings for Priest when he allegedly reached out in October 2013 and told her that his marriage “was irretrievably broken down and that he was a victim of abuse from his wife,” according to Cooper’s suit.

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Amy Cooper, the woman involved in a dispute this week in Central Park in New York City. (Christian Cooper via AP)

Cooper alleged in her suit that Priest also said that he’d since gotten another girlfriend pregnant, that she “had likewise abused him” and that he desperately needed $100,000 to “protect himself and his children from his wife” and to pay his girlfriend “to abort her unborn child.”

In order to convince Cooper to part with the cash, Cooper alleged, Priest allegedly lied and told her that he “wanted to get back together after all his marital and extramarital problems [were] resolved.”

In response, Cooper loaned him a total of $65,000 between Feb. 12 and July 30, 2014, her suit said.

But in September 2014, after Priest’s divorce was finalized, Cooper got a text message from his girlfriend, who said she and Priest were living together and planning to marry, according to her suit.

The girlfriend also allegedly told Cooper that Priest’s “claims of abuse and intent to be with [Cooper] were false.”

Priest and the girlfriend got married the following month and were living with their infant son in New Jersey, according to posts on her Facebook page.

At the time Cooper filed her suit, Priest — who then worked for Daiwa Capital Markets — called her claims “completely salacious” and “absolutely false.”

He also filed a legal response denying the allegations against him.

Cooper’s suit was later dismissed when neither side showed up for court conferences in January and March 2018, records show.

On Wednesday night, Priest told The Post that the lawsuit Cooper brought against him was a “complete fabrication” and insisted that the two were never involved.

“I never had a romantic relationship with Cooper and the allegations she brought against me were vinditivate and divorced from reality,” Priest said.

Cooper came under fire Monday following the revelation of a video recorded by birder Christian Cooper, no relation, after he asked her to put her cocker spaniel on a leash in Central Park’s Ramble, as per the rules there.

She responded by threatening to call 911 and “tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life” — and proceeded to do just that.

Fallout from the incident included the Franklin Templeton investment firm firing Cooper from her job there, Mayor Bill de Blasio accusing her of “racism, pure and simple,” and an investigation launched by the city Commission on Human Rights.

Christian Cooper also said he’d been told there were death threats made against her, telling CNN that “that is wholly inappropriate and abhorrent and should stop immediately.”

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Cooper didn’t immediately respond to a message left with the doorman at her Upper West Side apartment building, where former professional dog-walker Kyle Stover told The Post that he worked for her over several years, ending in 2018.

The address of that building is the same listed for her in court papers tied to her suit.

Her lawyer did not return requests for comment.

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Gunman dead following tractor-trailer chase, shootout in New York: police

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A tractor-trailer driver that “aggressively” tried to ram officers during a police chase has died following a shootout in New York Wednesday night, authorities said.

The series of events started in Genesee County around 8:30 p.m. when an officer attempted to pull over the semi tractor-trailer driver for speeding. Police said the fleeing vehicle traveled across county lines and there was “some kind of ramming” between the driver and multiple patrol cars.

“We had deputies out front blocking these roadways trying to keep our civilians safe because it’s a large vehicle that frankly is nearly impossible to try and stop with our patrol cars,” said Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty, according to Rochester’s WROC-TV.

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Police said they successfully used spike strips on the tractor-trailer, but they failed to stop the driver, who later began shooting at officers from out of the vehicle’s rear window.

An emergency alert was issued informing residents that police were “currently in pursuit of a tractor-trailer 390 SB from Geneseo, he is trying to ram traffic off the highway at this time,” according to the station.

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Dougherty said multiple rounds were fired at the officers, as he changed speeds and made several U-turns during the chase.

Deputies with long guns would later take “several” shots at the vehicle, which eventually came to rest in a ditch off the side of the roadway. Police said no officers were shot during the chase.

“We have a lot of scenes to tech with a lot of gunfire was exchanged,” Dougherty told WROC-TV. “I will confirm that the operator is deceased, and we’re working through the background timeline to find out who this guy is [and] why this happened.”

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A tractor-trailer driver that “aggressively” tried to ram officers off the road while shooting at them has died following a police chase in New York on Wednesday night, authorities said. (Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)

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Police said they’re in the process of determining what contents were inside the vehicle.

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Los Angeles protest erupts over George Floyd death; American flag burned, Hwy 101 blocked

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Protesters in Los Angeles temporarily blocked Highway 101 and clung to a California Highway Patrol cruiser during a downtown demonstration Wednesday over the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, 46, died Monday night in Minneapolis, with video later showing him on the ground with a police officer’s knee pressed against his neck.

“I can’t breathe” and “Don’t kill me,” Floyd shouts in the video, which has sparked outrage across the U.S. and led to the firings of four Mineapolis police officers. Protests continuing in Minnesota on Wednesday erupted into violence and looting.

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President Trump on Wednesday ordered the FBI and Justice Department to investigate the case.

In Los Angeles, protesters at one point were seen burning an upside-down American flag, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

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Several hundred demonstrators marched in downtown L.A. — as well as in other cities across the nation — to show outrage over Floyd’s death in police custody. At one point during the march, some of the protesters broke off and entered Highway 101 near Alameda Street, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Demonstrators march during a protest of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Associated Press)

“When I saw the video of George Floyd getting murdered in cold blood, I’ve never felt anything like that in my life, man,” one of the protesters told Los Angeles’s KABC-TV.

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Television footage showed some demonstrators halting traffic on 101 and confronting the CHP patrol car — as the Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide tactical alert.

Demonstrators captured on video banged on the hood of the cruiser that attempted to move through the crowds and one person appeared to smash the vehicle’s rear window with a skateboard, according to the station.

At least one protester was injured and received medical attention after falling off the police vehicle as it drove away, the Los Angeles Times reported.

There were no immediate reports of arrests, but police remained worried over the rise in violence. The freeway has since been cleared.

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Demonstrators shut down the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, during a protest about the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis earlier in the week. (Associated Press)

“I’m concerned. They have exhibited a significant degree of violence,” LAPD Asst Chief Robert Arcos told the paper.

Later, LAPD Chief Michel Moore issued a statement that was posted on Twitter.

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“The actions I watched in the video were incredibly disturbing and go against the basic law enforcement principle of preservation of life,” Moore wrote. “The lack of compassion, use of excessive force, or going beyond the scope of the law, doesn’t just tarnish our badge — it tears at the very fabric of race relations in this country.”

In Memphis, Tenn., police in riot gear used pepper spray against demonstrators, FOX 13 of Memphis reported. Police confirmed making at least two arrests.

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Lawrence Jones urges Minneapolis protesters to ‘let the system do its job’: ‘There should not be anarchy’

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Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones urged protesters in Minneapolis to “peacefully” gather Wednesday night as outrage grew over the death of George Floyd, whose violent arrest by police was recorded in a now-viral video.

“I understand the pain,” Jones said on “Hannity,” “but I would encourage people, if you are going to protest, do it peacefully and don’t cause more issues. Your mom and dad are at home and they want you to come home alive. You have a whole life ahead of you. Let the system do its job.”

Protests grew increasingly tense in Minnesota’s largest city Wednesday evening, as some stores were looted and at least one was set ablaze amid a tense standoff with police.

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Video of the protest showed a line of officers slowly backing away from an intersection as protesters moved forward, carrying signs and chanting “I can’t breathe.”

“That is not all cops,” Jones said of the four officers in the disturbing footage — all of whom have since been fired.

“I believe the majority of cops go out every single day, trying to keep the community safe,” he explained, “but there is that small portion that abuse their power.”

Fox News’ Mike Tobin, reporting live from the scene of the protest said he felt pepper spray deployed by police get into his eyes.

“Some of the flashbangs have been deployed, primarily from the police on the rooftop,” Tobin said at one point, standing between the lines of protesters and police officers.

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“These stories are real,” Jones said. “They [the officers] deserve due process and to be tried in the court of law. There should not be anarchy … rioting, but there should be swift justice.”

“Now,” he emphasized, “if the system does not do its job, then we need to have a conversation. But at least allow the investigation to take place.”

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.

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Dan Bongino calls ‘disturbing’ video of George Floyd arrest ‘really, really tough to watch’

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Former Secret Service agent and ex-NYPD officer Dan Bongino reacted with disgust Wednesday to video showing a Minneapolis police officer placing his knee on the neck of George Floyd, a black man who died soon after his arrest on suspicion of forgery.

“When I was in the 75th precinct as a New York City Police Department [officer,] the golden rule was when the cuffs are on and the subject is controlled, the fight is over,” Bongino, a Fox News contributor, told “Hannity.”

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“That is it. And what I don’t understand about this … I get it, maybe it is a stressful job and we all understand that, but after a minute, 30 seconds, one minute when the subject is contained and you have other officers on the scene even engaging in crowd control, it is clear this could be potentially a deadly situation with a blood choke lasting that long and in this case, sadly it did. I mean, this is really, really tough to watch.”

Bongino explained that there are two types of chockeholds, and added that one, the “tracheal choke”, is “almost universally banned in law enforcement.”

“But what is happening here appears to be a carotid choke, which is a blood choke, which cuts off … before the arteries which restricts blood flow to the brain. It is very dangerous.

“After a long period of time, obviously, restricting blood flow to the brain is going to result in potentially permanent damage. In this case, death.”

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Four Minneapolis police officers linked to Floyd’s death were fired and earlier Wednesday, Mayor Jacob Frey called for criminal charges to be filed against the officer seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck, identified as Derek Chauvin.

“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” said Frey, who is white.

He later added: “I saw no threat. I saw nothing that would signal that this kind of force was necessary.”

The FBI was investigating whether officers willfully deprived Floyd of his civil rights.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Coronavirus shutdowns ordered by governors and mayors are unconstitutional

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The governors of all 50 states and the mayors of many large cities have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

They have done so not by enforcing previously existing legislation but by crafting their own executive orders, styling those orders as if they were laws, using state and local police to enforce those so-called laws and – presumably when life returns to normal and the courts reopen – prosecuting the alleged offenders in court.

It is hard to believe that any judge in America would permit a criminal trial of any person for violating a standard of behavior that has not been enacted into law by a legislature.

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We know this because under our system of representative government, separated powers and guaranteed liberties, only the legislative branch can craft laws and assign punishments for noncompliance. This is Constitutional Law 101.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has written that the executive branch cannot enforce a law that it has written. If it does, we will have approached tyranny.

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During the past eight weeks, governors and mayors have closed most businesses, public venues and houses of worship, prohibited public assembly and restricted travel – all of which they have unilaterally decreed to be nonessential.

In his terrifying novel “1984” – which posits a future of total control of all persons by the government and total control of the government by one political party – George Orwell argued that he who controls the meaning of words controls the laws as well.

That Orwellian truism has been manifested like never before here in America, where executive branch officeholders have used state and local police to restrain people from engaging in private and public behavior that they concede was lawful two months ago because today it is not deemed “essential.”

Frankly, I am surprised at the ferocity of police enforcement and the lameness of police compliance. The police have taken the same oaths to uphold the same Bill of Rights – it’s not the Bill of Safety; it’s the Bill of Rights – as have all other officeholders. The police also know that it is unlawful for them to obey an unlawful order, particularly when they use force.

The lockdown orders are all unlawful because none of them – none – has been enacted by a legislature, and all of them – all – interfere with fundamental liberties, each of which is guaranteed – guaranteed – by the Constitution.

The government in America – state or federal – has no power and no right to determine what goods, services and venues are essential.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I recognize the scientific value of personal efforts to control contagion. But under the Constitution, these social-distancing, wear-your-mask, shut-your-business, stay-at-home edicts constitute mere recommendations that should induce rational voluntary compliance, because the government in America is without lawful power to compel compliance.

The governors complain about resistance. They need to know that Americans will resist efforts to interfere in behavior that remains as moral, natural, lawful and constitutional as it was 60 days ago.

Last week, President Trump, sounding fed up with gubernatorial lockdown orders, declared that religious worship is essential – meaning, in his opinion, all houses of worship should be opened – and he offered that he was prepared to “override” any governors who disagreed with him.

When he realized that he lacked any authority to override even unlawful gubernatorial decrees, he dispatched the Department of Justice to begin filing challenges to governors in federal courts and to argue that constitutional freedoms are being impaired by the states.

I applaud this, but it is too little, too late. Where was the Justice Department when Catholic priests were threatened with arrest for saying Mass or distributing palms, and when rabbis were put in COVID-19-infested jails for holding funerals? At all these religious events, folks freely chose to exercise their freedom to worship; and to take their chances.

These Justice Department interventions provoked the question: Who should decide what goods, services or venues are essential – the states or the federal government? The question is Orwellian, as the answer is: neither of them.

The government in America – state or federal – has no power and no right to determine what goods, services and venues are essential.

Those determinations have been for individuals to make since 1776, and those individual choices have been constitutionally protected from the feds since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791 and from the states since the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868.

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What is essential to the laborer or student or housewife may not be essential to the former Goldman Sachs partner who was elected governor of New Jersey, and who decreed last week, “It shall be the duty of every person or entity in this State … to cooperate fully” with his orders; or essential to the ideologue who is mayor of the Big Apple and who, for all his professed liberality, threatened to close permanently – permanently – businesses and houses of worship that flaunt his guidelines.

A duty is undertaken voluntarily or by nature, not by executive command, Gov. Murphy. And the government cannot take property away from its owners except for a legitimate public use and only for just compensation, Mayor de Blasio.

Governors and mayors can make all the dictatorial pronouncements and threats that they wish. But they cannot use public assets to enforce them. And when they seek to use force, those from whom they seek it should decline the offer.

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In America, we decide for ourselves what produces happiness. We have never delegated to the government – ever – the power to make personal choices for us.

And some of us are willing to take chances and even do “nonessential” things. The essence of the freedoms for which we have fought since 1776 is the liberty to be ourselves.

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Ex-NYPD commissioner Kerik calls George Floyd death ‘atrocious’: ‘This was an abusive use of force’

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Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik told “Hannity” Wednesday the death of George Floyd following his arrest by Minneapolis police “defies logic” and called officer Derek Chauvin’s use of force “atrocious.”

“It defies common sense. It defies training. It defies arrest policies and procedures. There was no resistance,” Kerik said. “They took him out of the car. They sat down. Then all of a sudden, he winds up in this position with his [Chauvin’s] foot on his neck, his knee on his neck. Why? How did he get here? Why did he get there? Why did they keep his leg on on his back as long as he did?”

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Protests grew increasingly heated and looting was reported in Minnesota’s largest city Wednesday evening as outrage grew over the death of Floyd, a black man whose arrest was recorded in a viral video.

In the video, shared on social media early Tuesday, Floyd is heard yelling, “I cannot breathe! I cannot breathe!” as bystanders gathered. He also could be heard saying, “Don’t kill me!”

Floyd died soon after at a local hospital. Chauvin and three other police officers linked to Floyd’s death were fired Tuesday.

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“The guy’s crying out that he can’t breathe,” Kerik said. “This is atrocious. This was an abusive use of force. It was, it was a killing of someone who should not have died.”

“He was not resisting in any way,” Kerik added. “I don’t get it.”

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