•   
  •   
  •   

Crime Protests grip Philadelphia, leaving officers injured and stores damaged, after police kill a Black man

14:07  27 october  2020
14:07  27 october  2020 Source:   washingtonpost.com

NY Giants squander chance to get back into NFC East race

  NY Giants squander chance to get back into NFC East race EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants had a chance to be a contender in the mediocre NFC East and squandered it in Philadelphia. Instead of a two-game winning streak and being a half-game behind Dallas in the NFL's worst division, the Giants (1-6) have been reduced to a young team struggling to learn how to win under new coach Joe Judge. The record makes them a potential seller when the NFL trading deadline rolls around on Election Day. They have some talented players about to enter free agency, such as defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson, who might get sent to a contender looking for help.

The protests were sparked by the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., who was killed by officers during a domestic call along the 6100 block of BLM protesters throw bricks at Philadelphia cops and looters attack buildings across the city after police shot and killed a knife-wielding black man .

Police in Philadelphia shot and killed a 27-year-old black man who was armed with a knife on Monday afternoon, the latest death in a year marked by mass protests against police brutality. The man , identified by family members as Walter Wallace, Jr., can allegedly be seen in a video of the

Volatile protests erupted Monday night in Philadelphia after police fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife whose family said he was suffering a mental health crisis.

a city street at night: Fireworks explode in the sky during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) © Jessica Griffin/AP Fireworks explode in the sky during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

The Philadelphia Police Department said two officers fatally shot Walter Wallace Jr. several times Monday afternoon after he refused to drop the knife as his mother followed closely behind, trying to restrain him. But Wallace’s family and local activists pointed to cellphone video of the shooting, asking why officers didn’t use less lethal weapons to try to subdue him.

Knife-wielding man fired at 14 times in fatal confrontation: Police

  Knife-wielding man fired at 14 times in fatal confrontation: Police The shooting unfolded after officers responded to a domestic call. The confrontation that cost 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. his life on Monday afternoon set off protests that devolved into rioting, looting and led to 30 cops being injured and 91 people being arrested, officials said.

Protesters took to the streets of West Philadelphia after a black man was shot by police in the neighbourhood earlier on October 26. Local media reported the man later died in hospital. A small crowd gathered at Malcolm X Park before marching towards a police precinct, shouting chants

Philadelphia police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on Monday afternoon after responding to a call of a man with a knife, firing over a half-dozen times in front of a crowd of eyewitnesses, according to local reports. Video posted on social media shows two police officers telling the man , who was

“Why didn’t they use a Taser?” Walter Wallace Sr., his father, asked the Philadelphia Inquirer, noting that his son was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”

In the hours after the shooting, about 300 protesters massed in the streets, facing down officers in riot gear who pushed them back with shields and batons. As the night wore on, multiple businesses were looted, a police vehicle was set ablaze, and at least 12 officers were injured, including one who was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by a truck, WTXF reported early Tuesday.

Philadelphia officials have called for a full investigation of the shooting, but also asked the public to remain patient as investigators determine whether the officers violated any policies or laws.

Walter Wallace shooting: Philadelphia police ask residents to stay indoors as protests devolve into violence

  Walter Wallace shooting: Philadelphia police ask residents to stay indoors as protests devolve into violence The Philadelphia Police Department requested that residents in seven districts stay indoors as demonstrators took to the streets for a second night following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. © Matt Slocum/AP Protesters confront police during a march over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Spurts of violence popped up during protests Tuesday, police said, including bricks being thrown at officers. Looting of retail stores in the city have also occurred over the last few days.

Two Philadelphia police officers repeatedly shot a 27-year-old Black man after yelling at him to drop a knife. The shooting in West Philadelphia I'm in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia , where police shot a Black man less than an hour ago. Witnesses say he had a knife but was not

At least 25 police officers were injured after rioting erupted in the streets of a A police vehicle was damaged during the violent riots after protesters hauled bricks and rocks at officers . Police cars and a nearby fire station were damaged . Police director Michael Rallings implored residents to wait

“My prayers are with the family and friends of Walter Wallace,” Mayor Jim Kenney (D) said in a statement Monday. “I have watched the video of this tragic incident and it presents difficult questions that must be answered.”

The case mirrors other recent instances of police violence caught on camera that has fueled a summer of unrest over police brutality, and raises new questions about how police handle mental health crises.

The incident began around 4 p.m. on Monday when police responded to a report of a man with a knife, the Inquirer reported.

A video of the encounter taken by a bystander and posted on social media showed Wallace’s mother trying to restrain him, putting her body between the man and the two police officers. He pushed her away, and then turned to walk toward the police. The officers backed away, but kept their guns pointed at Wallace.

“Put the knife down,” one of the officers shouted in the video.

Alexandria and Arlington crime watch

  Alexandria and Arlington crime watch Incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington County. These were among incidents reported by Alexandria police. For information, call 703-746-4444 or visit alexandriava.gov.

Emotions were running high in Philadelphia on Monday after police officers fatally shot a man armed with a knife, sparking another round of protests . The officers were wearing body cameras, a police spokesperson said. Witnesses told the newspaper that Wallace was at least 10 feet away from the

Protesters have flooded the streets of San Bernardino, California, one day after a police killing of a black man . Bodycam footage released by law enforcement shows an officer approaching a black man wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts, who police said fit the description of the suspect.

The camera panned away from the scene as officers opened fire, shooting Wallace several times in front of multiple witnesses, including his mother. Wallace was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Sgt. Eric Gripp, a Philadelphia police spokesman, told the Inquirer that police ordered Wallace to drop the knife before firing and said that both officers were wearing body cameras.

Maurice Holloway, who watched the shooting on Monday, said that people had tried to intervene to diffuse the confrontation. “I’m yelling, ‘Put down the gun, put down the gun,’ and everyone is saying, ‘Don’t shoot him, he’s gonna put it down, we know him,’ ” Holloway told the Inquirer.

“They were too far from him, it was so many shots,” he added.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw later visited the scene and said she spoke directly with some of the community members who live near the residential street where officers killed Wallace. She said she recognized that the video of the shooting had raised questions about the fatal encounter.

“Residents have my assurance that those questions will be fully addressed by the investigation,” Outlaw said in a statement. “While at the scene this evening, I heard and felt the anger of the community. Everyone involved will forever be impacted.”

Philadelphia under curfew as it awaits release of new details in fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

  Philadelphia under curfew as it awaits release of new details in fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. Philadelphia officials will soon release the 911 call that brought police to their fatal encounter with Walter Wallace Jr. © Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images PHILADELPHIA, USA - OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police.

Protests have erupted in the US state of Wisconsin after police shot a black man many times while responding to what they said was a domestic incident. The man , identified as Jacob Blake, was taken to hospital for surgery and is now in intensive care, his family said. Video posted online appears to show

Fifty-seven police officers in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from the force's emergency Andrew Cuomo called "wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful." The man was seriously injured . Protests in the city continued into the evening Friday. Buffalo mayor says officers should receive due process.

By Monday night, protesters had gathered in a West Philadelphia park, not far from where police shot Wallace. They marched through the streets chanting, “Say his name, Walter Wallace,” followed by a caravan of honking cars. Protesters marched to a police station, where they confronted officers dressed in riot gear and holding shields.

Some protesters reportedly threw water bottles and other projectiles at police. A police vehicle was set ablaze until its entire frame had been charred and another police van had its windshield smashed. A fire burned in a dumpster placed in the street. Some people set off fireworks, and others appeared to break into several shops in the area, stealing merchandise after shattering storefront windows, WCAU reported.

Police eventually rushed protesters, pushing them away from the scene with batons in hand. At least four officers were injured after being hit with projectiles, WCAU reported.

Philadelphia police did not immediately respond to requests for comment or provide more information about the response to the protests. WPVI reported more than two dozen people had been arrested early Tuesday morning, but it remained unclear what crowd control tactics police used to disperse the crowds. In June, the Philadelphia Police Department issued a temporary ban on using tear gas after police gassed a crowd trapped in a corridor of Interstate 676 during protests over George Floyd’s death, WHYY reported. Following that incident, the city council has debated a permanent ban on tear gas and rubber bullets during protests.

'There was a lot of chaos': Family of Walter Wallace Jr., lawyers review bodycam footage from fatal Philadelphia shooting

  'There was a lot of chaos': Family of Walter Wallace Jr., lawyers review bodycam footage from fatal Philadelphia shooting The Wallace family is not calling for the two officers to be charged with a crime, leaving a decision to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.Shaka Johnson and his partner, Kevin P. O'Brien, spent Thursday morning with the Wallace family and city officials reviewing the footage from the officers – who have yet to be named – involved in the Monday afternoon shooting of Wallace, who was walking toward them with a knife when they fired 14 shots.

The police union president defended the officers involved in the shooting, who have been taken off duty pending the investigation but have not yet been named publicly, saying they were being “vilified” for “doing their job and keeping the community safe.”

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (D), whose office will investigate the shooting, said Monday that his office will “go where the facts and law lead us.”

“The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office takes its obligation to try to be fair and to seek evenhanded justice seriously,” Krasner said in a statement. “In the hours and days following this shooting, we ask Philadelphians to come together to uphold people’s freedom to express themselves peacefully and to reject violence of any kind.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK (8255), text "help" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

4 dead in Vienna shooting; attacker sympathized with IS .
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's top security official said that four people have died — including one assailant — and fifteen people were wounded in a shooting in the heart of Vienna late Monday. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters Tuesday that two men and a woman have died from their injuries. A suspected attacker, who was carrying an assault rifle and a fake suicide vest, was also shot and killed by police. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer stay in position at the scene after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

usr: 131
This is interesting!