May 03 2017
"[The Governor], with the head of State Police and state legislators from north Baton Rouge by his side, announced the day after Sterling's death that he was requesting the Justice Department lead the investigation".
Washington-Absuleh was one of several speakers at a vigil for Alton Sterling on Tuesday who talked not only about Alton Sterling's case but about what can be done to hold police accountable and build up the black community in North Baton Rouge.
Ryan Julison, a spokesman for two attorneys representing some members of Alton Sterling's family, said the family hasn't been notified of any DOJ decision.
The Justice Department probe reportedly concluded 10 months after Alton Sterling, 37, was fatally shot by officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II as a bystander captured video.
The two officers both had had two previous "use of force" complaints each, but records indicate they were cleared in all cases.
Local police and city officials have said this week that they believed a decision was imminent, however they and representatives for Sterling's family said they had not been told when an announcement from the Department of Justice was coming. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.
- May 2: The Associated Press learns the Justice Department has decided not to bring charges against the officers.
"Alton was out there selling CDs, trying to make a living", Jordan said.
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Senate poised to confirm Acosta as Trump's man at labor
The fast food CEO acknowledged having hired a housekeeper not authorized to work in the US and belatedly paying the related taxes. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had approved Acosta's nomination by a 12-11 party line vote in late March.
Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome
India is also thankful for the efforts of Cyprus in support of her entry, as a member, into the Nuclear Suppliers' Group. Earlier in the day, the Cypriot President was given a ceremonial guard of honour in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Sterling's death came the day before the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, a black man in Minnesota, and the same week that five officers in Dallas, Texas were gunned down in a targeted killing carried out during a protest to mark the deaths of the two men.
Following Sterling's death, the two officers were placed on paid administrative leave.
Many Baton Rouge area officials fear that the pending announcement could spark protests and unrest similar to last summer at the time of Sterling's death. "Gun!" one of the officers yells.
Tuesday's decision is the highest-profile move not to bring charges against police officers in a deadly shooting since Jeff Sessions became US Attorney General.
Authorities said they were looking for a man matching Sterling's description who had threatened someone with a gun, and that Sterling was armed and allegedly tried to reach for the weapon. Despite that, 200 people were arrested on various charges.
The ACLU released a statement today about possible protests following the decision not to prosecute the Baton Rouge officers. They said, 'Well, it will be worth the wait.' But no, it's not worth the wait.
Racial tensions in Baton Rouge were simmering when a black military veteran from Missouri ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers and wounded three others before being shot dead on July 17.
- July 11: The owner of the convenience store outside which Sterling was shot sues police in state district court.
May 02 2017
Klitschko fight 'too soon' for Joshua
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May 02 2017
Mitchell Trubisky's bar is set at Rex Grossman, not Jay Cutler
Trubisky is unproven, and likely did not warrant a top pick given the other glaring needs the Bears have at other positions. The Chicago Bears select Adam Shaheen in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft after trading down from No. 36 overall.
May 02 2017
Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up
CNBC's sample included 1,941 of the largest public companies, which had combined net income of more than $1 trillion in 2016. Most everyone fears it, but it's already been so watered down as to apply only to estates worth at least $5. 5 million .
May 01 2017
Browns admit they might not keep Caleb Brantley
The bottom line is, Brantley is a talented and strong defender who could help the Browns turn around their miserable run defense. And more importantly than that, we communicated to Caleb this is still something we're investigating and looking into.
May 01 2017
Trump says new plan covers pre-existing ailments
Congress will have to negotiate final details on a $1 trillion package by Friday to finance the government through September 30. When Dickerson asked Trump explain how higher premiums were "fixed" under the new health care bill, he didn't have an answer.
May 01 2017
Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments
Reports allege that Flynn took payments amounting to more than $45,000 for delivering a speech to RT-TV in Russian Federation . These included Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to the government in Ankara.
Apr 30 2017
Ontario budget promises free prescription drugs for everyone under 25
"I'm proud that, we as a government, we're investing $11.5 billion more in health care generally throughout the system". You need to have a plan that consolidates these eight different plans and provides the best coverage possible.
Apr 29 2017
Shoe companies pass on endorsement deal with ex-UCLA PG Ball
His sons, Lonzo , LiAngelo and LaMelo have all been the top prospects in each of their respective recruiting classes. We take a look at some of Ball's college stats, including his surprisingly low free throw percentage.
Apr 29 2017
Trump Picks Anti-Abortion Activist for Top HHS Post
Yoest-who began her career working for Ronald Reagan and, later, worked as an advisor for former Arkansas Gov. On AUL's website, Yoest is referred to as " public enemy no. 1 " of abortion rights organizations.
Apr 29 2017
NFL Draft: The 411 On The First Round Picks
Now, the Bears are left with just one pick on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, and still have multiple needs that must be addressed. I haven't given out mine yet, but I'd probably give them a B or B+. "I just feel like it will help us build the roster".
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