Five NYPD officers shot and killed Vassell, a 34-year-old black man, on a street corner in Brooklyn.NYPD officials told news outlets that 911 callers had reported that they had seen a man brandishing what appeared to be a gun.As I noted in my article, most states use a legal standard that prioritizes an officer’s instincts in determining whether they acted reasonably.California’s proposed bill would instead require police to exhaust all means of de-escalation before resorting to lethal force, which could then only be used to prevent imminent physical harm.They wouldn’t have much to celebrate for very long, though.The person who would likely replace Pruitt at the EPA is former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, Trump’s nominee for Both men are climate-change deniers who speak in a disciplined legalese, thereby avoiding political gaffes.I tend to think that things like lethal injection are a little too antiseptic --CHARLES C. I mean, it’s absolutely premeditated --COOKE: It’s clinical. And that’s the sort of thing we generally take into account in the sentencing of other murder cases.
has compiled a mini-anthology of Beale’s greatest hits, which is worth examining.There is no reason a white father should hesitate to tell his daughters what sort of young men are approved and what sort are not, regardless of what his criteria might be. If you’re not okay with it, then it is your duty as her father to tell her that you’re not okay with it, even if her reaction is to denounce you as a racist, sexist, transphobic bigot while filming herself being urinated on by an African rapper with a sub-80 IQ.”On the education of women: “Ironically, in light of the strong correlation between female education and demographic decline, a purely empirical perspective on Malala Yousafzai, the poster girl for global female education, may indicate that the Taliban’s attempt to silence her was perfectly rational and scientifically justifiable.”The Environmental Protection Agency chief’s cheap rental agreement with a top energy lobbyist’s wife may not have been only unethical, but illegal.On Friday, NBC 4 Washington reported that the owners of the building where Pruitt rented a room last year “didn’t have a basic business license to operate a single-family rental.” NBC noted that three “units inside the building” belong to a corporation co-owned by Pruitt’s former landlord, healthcare lobbyist Vicki Hart.Goldberg made the announcement one day after Media Matters for America released audio of Williamson affirming his now-infamous suggestion on Twitter that women who get abortions should be hanged.Via Media Matters, a direct transcript of his remarks: KEVIN WILLIAMSON (CO-HOST): But yeah, so when I was talking about, I would totally go with treating it like any other crime up to and including hanging -- which kind of, as I said, I’m kind of squishy about capital punishment in general, but I’ve got a soft spot for hanging as a form of capital punishment. WILLIAMSON: -- quasi-medical -- yeah, if the state is going to do violence, let’s make it violence. WILLIAMSON: Let’s not pretend like we’re doing something else.[...]WILLIAMSON: I think in some ways it’s worse than your typical murder. WILLIAMSON: Yes, it’s something that’s performed against the most vulnerable sort of people.If President Donald Trump did fire Pruitt—which still seems unlikely, given Trump’s good personal relationship with him—it would be a victory for environmentalists.Just last week, green groups including Sierra Club and NRDC launched a coordinated effort to “Boot Pruitt” from office.Neither Vicki Hart nor the EPA returned a request for comment.Nemens lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is not a denizen of the New York literary world as it is traditionally construed.In his memo to staff, Goldberg said the transcript proved Williamson’s tweet “was not merely an impulsive, decontextualized, heat-of-the-moment post, as Kevin explained it.” But Williamson’s remarks to Charles C. Cooke, an editor at National Review, closely resemble those he made to pro-life website Life Site News after some pro-life leaders criticized his tweets.“I’m queasy about capital punishment in general,” he said, “though I am not against it in all cases.