Officers Disciplined In Arrest Of NBA’s Sterling Brown
On Wednesday, Milwaukee police released body camera video of the arrest of NBA player Sterling Brown as the department chief apologized for the incident.
In the video, an officer meets Brown at the driver’s side door of his car after he walks out of a Walgreens in Milwaukee.
The officer demanded to know why Brown parked his car across two reserved handicap spots. He repeatedly orders him to back up as Brown tells him not to touch him.
“What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased and then unlawfully booked,” Brown said, adding that he spoke up in solidarity with Laquan McDonald and other blacks killed by police.
Trump Can’t Block Users On Twitter, Federal Judge Rules
On Wednesday, a federal judge in New York ruled that President Trump is in violation of the constitution when he blocks users on Twitter.
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her ruling that “no government official — including the President — is above the law, and all government officials are presumed to follow the law as has been declared.”
“We hold that portions of the @realDonaldTrump account — the ‘interactive space’ where Twitter users may directly engage with the content of the President’s tweets — are properly analyzed under the “‘public forum’ doctrines set forth by the Supreme Court, that such space is a designated public forum, and that the blocking of the plaintiffs based on their political speech constitutes viewpoint discrimination that violates the First Amendment,” Buchwald wrote.
New Policy Requires On-Field Players, Personnel To Stand For Anthem
On Wednesday, NFL owners collectively approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the anthem.
The policy also gives players the option to remain in the locker room.
“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem,” commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We want people to stand — that’s all personnel — and make sure they treat this moment in a respectful fashion. That’s something we think we owe. [But] we were also very sensitive to give players choices.”
Commissioner Goodell said the vote was “unanimous” among owners, although San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York said he abstained.