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Texas Police Apologize for Viral Photo of Mounted Officers Leading Black Man by Rope

Texas Police Apologize for Viral Photo of Mounted Officers Leading Black Man by RopeTwitterThe Galveston, Texas police department is under fire after photos surfaced over the weekend showing two horse-mounted white police officers leading a black man in handcuffs down a street with a rope. The two officers, identified by police as P. Brosch and A. Smith, arrested Donald Neely, 43, on Saturday for criminal trespass after several warnings, according to the Galveston Police Department. But instead of waiting for a transport vehicle to take Neely back to where the other officers were stationed, the cops on horseback tied a rope around his handcuffs and forced him to walk behind their horses for several blocks. “We understand the negative perception of this action and believe it is most appropriate to cease the use of this technique,” the Galveston Police Department wrote in a Monday Facebook post. “The practice was not used correctly in this instance.”Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale also issued a statement apologizing to Neely, who was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing. Hale added that the two officers were “familiar” with Neely.He said that Neely was in the controversial position for about two blocks as they made their way to “where the Mounted Patrol Unit was staging from,” and insisted the officers “did not have any malicious intent.”The technique, he said, is usually used in volatile situations, such as for crowd control. Black Woman Sues Miami PD After Violent Arrest: ‘I Don’t Feel Safe Calling the Police’“My officers did not have any malicious intent at the time of the arrest, but we have immediately changed the policy to prevent the use of this technique and will review all mounted training and procedures for more appropriate methods,” Hale said. “We understand the negative perception of this action and believe it is most appropriate to cease the use of this technique.”The chief’s statement did not say whether the two officers, whose body cameras were activated during the incident, have faced disciplinary action. A police spokesperson declined The Daily Beast’s request for comment on Tuesday. The image, which was taken by an onlooker on Saturday, has since gone viral and sparked outrage.James Douglas, president of Houston’s NAACP chapter, told The Daily Beast the photo shows a lack of respect for the black community and “poor judgment.”Florida Cops Under Fire for Violent Incidents With Black Women“This is 2019 and not 1819,” he said in an email. “Even though the chief indicated that the technique would be discontinued, he failed to address the lack of respect demonstrated by the officers in the episode.”Adrienne Bell, a Texas Democratic congressional candidate, tweeted the photos on Monday and said the scene “invoked anger, disgust, and questions from the community.”“Swift action is needed to ensure that no one is demeaned in this manner again, and arrest procedures are fair, just, and humane,” Bell wrote on Monday. Neely is free on bond, a police spokesperson said Tuesday. Cop Charged With Assault After Video Shows Him Slamming Suspect’s Head Into PavementRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Rouhani says U.S. must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiate

Rouhani says U.S. must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiateGENEVA (Reuters) – Iran is willing to negotiate with America only when the United States lifts pressure and apologizes, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to state media. Oil prices hit their highest level since November on Tuesday after Washington announced all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian oil would end next week, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran and further tightening global supply. "We have always been a man of negotiation and diplomacy, the same way that we've been a man of war and defense. …



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Delta, Korean Air apologize after teens kicked off of plane because of peanut allergy

Delta, Korean Air apologize after teens kicked off of plane because of peanut allergyThe brothers were traveling on their own on Delta partner, Korean Air, which wouldn't accommodate a request to refrain from serving peanuts.



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Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for misogynistic comments in unearthed audio

Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for misogynistic comments in unearthed audioFox News host Tucker Carlson isn't backing down after Media Matters surfaced past misogynistic comments he made on the “Bubba The Love Sponge” radio program.



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Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-upsVATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.



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Israel should apologize to Poland in Holocaust row: U.S. ambassador to Warsaw

Israel should apologize to Poland in Holocaust row: U.S. ambassador to WarsawThe row, initially sparked by media reports suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Poles of complicity in the Holocaust, deepened on Monday after the comment by his minister Israel Katz, who also labeled Poles anti-Semites. Katz’s words led Poland to pull out of a planned summit of central European states in Israel. U.S. ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, asked if Katz should apologize, said the comment “warrants an apology”.



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Chile's Catholic bishops apologize for failing abuse victims

Chile's Catholic bishops apologize for failing abuse victimsChilean Catholic bishops apologized on Friday for having “failed” victims of sexual abuse and promised to work with prosecutors to prevent a repeat of the crimes dating back five decades. “We failed in our duty as pastors by not listening to, believing, caring for or accompanying the victims of terrible sins and injustices committed by priests and religious lay people,” the Church said in a statement at the end of five days of meetings by Chile’s Episcopal Conference.



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Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother

Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from motherPresident Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.



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Dave Grohl Wants To Apologize To The World For ‘Massive Jerk’ Trump

Dave Grohl Wants To Apologize To The World For ‘Massive Jerk’ TrumpFoo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl didn't hold back when asked about President



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This Convicted Murderer Admits He's a Rapist. But Says Police Should Apologize for Calling Him a Serial Killer

This Convicted Murderer Admits He's a Rapist. But Says Police Should Apologize for Calling Him a Serial KillerAnd now he's demanding an apology from police



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