St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces up to 20 years in prison for shooting Philando Castile in July 2016. The first 10 years would be the maximum sentence for manslaughter.
The highest ranking official in the Michigan health department has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the Flint water crisis. Nick Lyon is accused of not warning the public of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which resulted in at least one death, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Lyon’s charges signify the highest strike to Governor Rick Snyders administration. The state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Eden Wells, was also charged with obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer.
Rep. Steve Scalise and three others were shot early this morning in Virginia in what is being reported as a “deliberate attack.” The gunman opened fire during practice for an annual congressional baseball game.
The Golden State Warriors are likely 12 hours into a non-stop celebration that won’t wind down for at least a couple more days. After winning the NBA Finals on Monday night, that’s to be expected. But the team is still making news in other, unexpected ways on the eve its second championship in three years.
Reports are coming out that suggest that the Warrioes have unanimously decided to not visit the White House due to the politics of the Trump administration, according to the Independent.
NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) June 13, 2017
The Golden State Warriors voted unanimously to skip their entire visit to Donald Trump's White House.
As woke as any team in sports.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 13, 2017
If true, this would be a huge blow to the presidency in the whole public relations department. When the New England Patriots visited the White House, only a handful of 50-plus players elected to not attend. But if an entire organization is electing to stay home instead, it’s telling of a larger issue [read: Our president is a complete jerk, for lack of more accurate but lesser appropriate words].
David West on Donald Trump. From January. pic.twitter.com/4voPgmwCif
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 13, 2017
Let’s see how long it takes for right-wing “fans” to completely disown their team because they won’t sit down with the Donald. The twitter fingers are probably already getting started.
In his recently released comedy special on Netflix, Dave Chappelle joked that he didn’t make an appearance in Flint, Mich. because he got an invitation to hang out with Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. It’s safe to say he felt he owed them a little something because he recently donated $50,000 from a Michigan show to a Flint-based charity called The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
The punishment of out-of-school suspensions always confused me. If the point of schools is to prepare students for the future, why would you punish them by letting them stay at home? Especially if school is a safe-haven for them during the day. This is a fundamental part of the school-to-prison pipeline that’s often overlooked. Fortunately, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 674 into law and helped fix this major oversight in the education system.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers orchestrated the highest scoring first quarter in the history of the NBA Finals on Friday, but there’s a good chance a lot of fans missed a big chunk of it. Instead of watching the Cavs drop 49 points, a lot of us were stuck staring at our phones and computers as we replayed the first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther.
Finding new friends after joining a new school isn’t easy. It’s even harder to make sure the ones you find are the right ones. But no one should ever have to deal with rejecting friendships with people who want to see them lynched. Aina Adewunmi, 15, transferred to Palisades Charter High School in Southern California in January and became friends with a group of students before things took a turn.
A man in Kansas City, Kansas has been released after spending 16 years in prison over a botched purse snatching that he didn’t even commit.