And it compelled me to donate to Hillary’s campaign. Because Fuck Trump.
Police in South Florida shot an unarmed black caretaker Monday as he tried to help his autistic patient.
Charles Kinsey was trying to retrieve a young autistic man who had wandered away from an assisted living facility and was blocking traffic when Kinsey was shot by a North Miami police officer.
In cellphone footage of the incident that emerged Wednesday, Kinsey can be seen lying on the ground with his hands in the air, trying to calm the autistic man and defuse the situation seconds before he is shot.
“All he has is a toy truck in his hand,” Kinsey can be heard saying in the video as police officers with assault rifles hide behind telephone poles approximately 30 feet away.
“That’s all it is,” the caretaker says. “There is no need for guns.”
Seconds later, off camera, one of the officers fired his weapon three times.
A bullet tore through Kinsey’s right leg.
Kinsey said he was stunned by the shooting.
Keep digging that hole:
Donald Trump’s campaign finally admitted on Wednesday that parts of Melania Trump’s convention speech had been plagiarized, releasing a brief statement from the person responsible.
“My name is Meredith McIver,” it began, “and I’m an in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization.” McIver explains how she was working with Melania on the speech when the candidate’s wife read out some passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech. Those passages were then accidentally included in the draft Trump used, for which McIver, later in the note, apologizes. Done and done; the truth has come out.
But there’s another problem. Notice the letterhead of the statement: The Trump Organization, which is to say Donald Trump’s personal business. And notice how McIver describes herself: As an employee of the Trump Organization, not the campaign.
If Trump used corporate resources to write a political speech, that could be illegal.
In his address to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did not offer a formal endorsement of Donald Trump. In a speech largely intended to lay the groundwork for a future Cruz presidential bid, the conservative firebrand said the election is not about “fighting for one candidate or particular campaign.” He advised voters, “please don’t stay home in November,” and delegates began to boo Cruz when he said Republicans should “vote their conscience” for candidates who will abide by the Constitution—without encouraging them to vote for Trump.
Delegates on the floor of the convention were chanting at Cruz, “endorse Trump!” They did not get their wish. Cruz went off script to acknowledge the “enthusiasm” of New York’s delegates, who were shouting at him. Donald Trump akwardly appeared at his VIP box as Cruz was wrapping up his address.