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Phoenix police must now report whenever they point a gun at someone

Phoenix police must now report whenever they point a gun at someoneChief Jeri Williams provided an update on Phoenix Police Department changes following a record number of police shootings in 2018.



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Someone who may have had inside information on the death of Jeffrey Epstein reported his apparent suicide on 4chan before the news went public

Someone who may have had inside information on the death of Jeffrey Epstein reported his apparent suicide on 4chan before the news went publicAn anonymous poster on a notorious online message board might have leaked medical information about Epstein's death before the news became public.



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Can Someone Please Vote CNN Off the Stage?

Can Someone Please Vote CNN Off the Stage?(Bloomberg Opinion) — Ten of the Democrats debated on Tuesday night. But the debate was dominated by Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Don Lemon – CNN’s moderators. Norm Ornstein got it right:It’s not just that the time allocations were harsh. (The candidates were constantly being cut off, sometimes after being given all of 15 seconds to make their points.) And not just that the time allocation seemed somewhat arbitrary. No, it was the questioning that really fell short – very, very short. The CNN moderators, again and again, employed the very worst types of questions. One style that Tapper used repeatedly early on was interrupting to insist that the candidates stick to a portion of a topic that he found interesting (such as whether their health care plans would involve increases in taxes for the middle class) rather than what they wanted to talk about. The night also featured too many gotcha questions, in which a candidate is challenged about something they said.(1) But even worse was a constant theme of asking one candidate to fight with another. Candidate X, what do you think of Candidate Y’s plan? Those questions have superficial appeal because they appear to get to what separates the candidates. And they promise fireworks, with candidates forced to argue. But in reality, invitation-to-fight questions tend to emphasize the differences that the moderators select, which may or may not be substantively important ones. It leads the debate to focus on areas of internal candidate differences, leaving policy areas where they agree irrelevant – even if those areas are important, and contain real disputes with the other party. So for example late in the debate we had an extended exchange on nuclear no-first-use. Is that an important policy? Sure. Is it the most important thing to talk about in national security and foreign policy right now? I don’t think many experts would say so. It also created a frame of moderates squaring off against Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren that worked well for the candidates running as self-professed moderates, especially John Delaney, and much less well for the candidates who straddle that divide (and, one might argue, therefore are best positioned to unify the party): Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke. Buttigieg and perhaps to a lesser extent Klobuchar got in a few good lines anyway, but the debate was stacked against them by the way the moderators thought about the candidates.What’s more to the point is that the framing wasn’t very good for the party as a whole. It pushed both the moderates and the more progressive candidates away from the center of the party, because they were all cast that way. All of that raises the question of how much longer parties will go along with it.Once upon a time, in the 1970s and 1980s especially, presidential nomination debates were fully decentralized: Some organization (usually from the news media, including local news media, but sometimes other groups) would invite candidates to debate, and if enough of them accepted, the debate was on. They weren’t necessarily televised nationally, and the sponsor would decide who to invite, what rules to use, and everything else – with the main constraint only whether candidates were willing to show up for whatever conditions were set. We still have plenty of group forums or town halls or whatever that work that way.Over the last four or five cycles, however, the parties have been taking over. This year the Democratic Party has decided a lot of the whens, wheres, hows and whos. After Tuesday night’s event, I have to believe that there are plenty of people at the Democratic National Committee – and plenty of candidates and their staff – who are fed up with debates that put the TV stars first. I wouldn’t be surprised, especially if things go badly over the rest of the cycle, if both parties start thinking seriously about running their own shows in 2024. Now, there would be plenty of pitfalls, just as there have been when the parties took over the scheduling and the invitations. It’s certainly possible the parties, if they did take over the debates, might come to regret it. But could they? Yup. Sure, the networks want to promote their own talent by having them moderate, but the events would still be excellent for them even without that, and the parties could still arrange some sort of limited MC role for network anchors. And while party-sponsored debates would presumably stick to topics that the party wants to talk about, I’m not sure – especially after watching what CNN just did – that voters would be worse off. So I don’t know who won tonight’s debate, but I’m pretty sure that CNN, and perhaps in the future the media in general, were the losers.(1) Gotcha questions may have their place in interviews, although even there they tend to substitute for substance, but they're almost always a mistake in debates, where the candidates have each other to keep them honest.To contact the author of this story: Jonathan Bernstein at jbernstein62@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Philip Gray at philipgray@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering politics and policy. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Man has life support accidentally cut off by wrong family after being mistaken for someone else

Man has life support accidentally cut off by wrong family after being mistaken for someone elseA man died without his relatives knowing after a mix up led to another family turning off his life support.Relatives say Elisha Brittman, 69, was misidentified as Alfonso Bennett after he was found naked and unresponsive with serious facial injuries beneath a car in Chicago in April.He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was listed as John Doe while his family continued their desperate search for him, according to the CBS 2 news channel.Mr Bennett’s family later received a phone call from the hospital, which said he had been identified through mugshots and that he was in intensive care.When he showed no signs of improvement, the Bennett family agreed to have his ventilator removed and he died days later.The family were in the middle of arranging the funeral when the real Alfonso Bennett turned up at a barbecue.Mr Brittman’s relatives, who still believed he was missing at the time, learned of his death after he was eventually identified through fingerprints at the morgue.Both families have now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Mercy Hospital, accusing them of negligence.They say the mix up, which has been devastating for everyone involved, may never have happened if Mr Brittman had been fingerprinted in the first place.Mr Bennett’s sister Rosie Brooks, who received the phone call saying her brother was in hospital, told a press conference on Wednesday: “I said ‘how did you all verify this was Alfonso Bennett’ –they said ‘through the Chicago Police Department’.“In my heart I could not recognise him.”She added: “If this [the fingerprinting] had been done when they first picked that body up we wouldn’t even be here today.”State senator Patricia Van Pelt said she would look into introducing legislation which would require an unconscious person to be identified through fingerprints.Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for Chicago Police, said in a tweet last month: “To say that we currently have questions is an understatement.“We have detectives looking into every aspect of this incident – from the incident response to the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation and the notification of family members.”A spokesperson for Mercy Hospital said it would not be providing a statement at this time.The Independent has contacted Chicago Police Department for comment.



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Someone sent 'Straight Pride' parade organizers glitter. They called police for 'suspicious packages'

Someone sent 'Straight Pride' parade organizers glitter. They called police for 'suspicious packages'Organizers of the "Straight Pride" parade planned in Boston this summer say they were sent "suspicious packages" full of glitter.



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Missing University of Utah Student Last Seen Meeting Someone in a Park By Her Lyft Driver, Police Say

Missing University of Utah Student Last Seen Meeting Someone in a Park By Her Lyft Driver, Police SayUniversity of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was last seen by a Lyft driver meeting someone in a park in North Salt Lake City.



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University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck took a Lyft to meet someone at a park. Now she's missing

University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck took a Lyft to meet someone at a park. Now she's missingSalt Lake City police are searching for Mackenzie Lueck, who has been missing for a week, though at this point, police do not suspect foul play.



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Donald Trump plays down Iran attack on US drone as a 'big mistake' by someone 'stupid'

Donald Trump plays down Iran attack on US drone as a 'big mistake' by someone 'stupid'Donald Trump said he found it “hard to believe" that Iran's shooting down of a U.S. drone was intentional and declined to say how he would respond.



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Someone bought BrettKavanaugh.com, which links to sexual assault survivor resources

Someone bought <a href=BrettKavanaugh.com, which links to sexual assault survivor resources” align=”left” title=”Someone bought BrettKavanaugh.com, which links to sexual assault survivor resources” border=”0″ >Brett Kavanaugh didn't buy a domain with his name in it. So now, if you go to BrettKavanaugh.com, .org or .net, you won't find an official site for the contentious Supreme Court Justice, sworn in on Monday after an FBI investigation into multiple accusations of sexual assault.  Instead, you'll find a website that links to resources for sexual assault survivors.  SEE ALSO: Trump declares Kavanaugh 'proven innocent', internet calls him out The page is emblazoned with a simple, but strong message that was echoed throughout Kavanaugh's confirmation saga: "We believe survivors." The domains were purchased by an organization called Fix The Court, which pushes for accountability and transparency in the Supreme Court.  t.co/hDgi8V1Vdk links to various resources for sexual assault survivors: “We believe survivors”. pic.twitter.com/LS3PTI9S7R — Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz (@TUSK81) October 9, 2018 Executive director Gabe Roth said in a statement that he bought the URLs three years ago, thinking that it "might be useful in any forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles."  On Tuesday, he redirected those three domains to a landing page with resources for victims of sexual assault, including the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and End Rape on Campus (EROC), which provides support for campus assault survivors. It's fitting, as one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, said he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in the 1980s, and another, Deborah Ramirez, accused him of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student. "I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Prof. Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness," Roth wrote. "Watching last night’s White House event and listening to the President again cast doubt on veracity of Dr. Ford’s claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was difficult for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand." It's not the only Kavanaugh-related URL that's been snapped up. Comedian Dave Weasel bought honbrettkavanaugh.com, and it now links to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, also linked by Fix The Court's site. I scooped the domain t.co/HdZOdjiGO8 and redirected it to RAINN – a leading anti-sexual violence organization. — Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) October 7, 2018 WATCH: These noise-cancelling headphones are the real deal – Power Up



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Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate Whether Someone Leaked Kavanaugh Accuser's Name

Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate Whether Someone Leaked Kavanaugh Accuser's NameSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he's going to call for an investigation to



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