After spending 22 years in prison serving a sentence for a robbery case from his adolescence, Kao Saelee, upon his release on Aug. 6 was placed into US ICE custody and flown to a jail in Louisiana. Saelee now faces deportation to Laos, a country his family fled as refugees when he was two years old. During his sentence, Saelee served as an incarcerated firefighter, battling many wildfires.
Denver police have detained a driver after he allegedly drove his vehicle through a crowd of protesters decrying the Kentucky grand jury decision not to indict three policemen for the death of Breonna Taylor. Videos posted on social media showed some protesters avoided the vehicle’s path while some were seen chasing it and some trying to block its path. No one was reportedly hurt in the incident.
The Associated Press reports the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a citation to the Iowa Premium Beef Plant in Tama, Iowa where 338 of the facility’s 850 employees tested positive for Covid-19, 80 more than previously acknowledged, during an April outbreak. They levied a fine of $957 for record-keeping violations.
The Justice Department said Thursday that it is investigating ’potential issues with mail-in ballots’ in the swing state of Pennsylvania and, in a highly unusual disclosure, revealed that several ballots marked for President Donald Trump were ’discarded.’
Police in Ohio tased and arrested a woman after she was found not wearing a face mask at a grade-school football game. The woman was sitting in the bleachers with her mother, and got into an altercation with a police officer regarding mask wearing. A video of the incident shows the woman resisting for nearly two minutes, with the cop trying to handcuff her, before he eventually used his Taser.
As per a newly published research, of the nearly 1M Americans who donated blood to the Red Cross from Jun 15 to Aug 23 and were tested, only 1.82% had the antibodies. This suggests that a vast majority of Americans have yet to be infected with the virus. The research noted a higher seroprevalence in African-American and Hispanic donors, matching patterns seen in clinical diagnoses of COVID-19.
Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. A Florida court found that Jupiter police violated the rights of Kraft and others when they secretly installed video cameras inside massage rooms. The videos were the only evidence the men paid for sex.
A Seattle cop has been placed on administrative leave following an incident captured camera which shows the officer walking a bicycle over the head of a person lying in the street amid protests. The Seattle Office of Police Accountability said this amounted to both potential violations of Seattle Police Department policy as well as possible criminal conduct.
A bridge inspector working on a span connecting Natchez and Vidalia stepped in to rescue a dog stranded 120 feet above the Mississippi River. Ryan Nataluk was working alongside his crew on Sunday when they noticed the dog. Nataluk, who enjoys mountain climbing in his spare time, climbed down onto the bridge deck, placed the dog in the harness, and had her pulled up to safety.
A girl was killed and her parents and brother injured when their home in Oklahoma City exploded Thursday morning. The explosion does not appear intentional and a cause of the same remains unknown. The explosion destroyed the home while also damaging at least three nearby houses.
Two police officers were shot in Louisville amid protests over the grand jury’s decision that the three policemen involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman, would not be charged for her death. However, both the officers are said to be out of danger. Soon after the announcement was made, demonstrators took to the streets throughout the evening in over a dozen cities across the US.
A black LA police officer remained calm and composed while a group of angry protesters taunted him with racial slurs. Footage of the incident showed the officer remain stone-faced as at least three protesters yelled at him and put up middle fingers in front of his face. ’You are a b—h’, one demonstrator is heard screaming.
A teen from Waterbury, Connecticut, has been lauded for his bravery after he saved a woman and her three children from a burning car earlier this month. 18-year-old Justin Gavin was walking on West Main Street when he noticed the car and ran towards it. He opened the car door for the mother to escape, before rescuing the kids including the 1-year-old. The police department honored Gavin as a hero.
A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday did not bring any charges against police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor, and instead announced three lesser counts of wanton endangerment against Louisville police officer Brett Hankison.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket has been placed at the US Supreme Court, where it will lie in repose on Wednesday and Thursday. Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their last respects to the late Supreme Court judge. The White House said President Donald Trump will pay his respects to the late justice on Thursday. Many Americans saw Justice Ginsburg as a legal and cultural icon.