BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Police agencies across the nation are reassessing officer safety in the wake of the ambush in Dallas. Many are worried about copycat attacks, especially with officers being shot in 3 separate incidents in Tennessee, Georgia and Missouri last week. As a protest wound through Baltimore on Saturday, Baltimore City police took precautions by blocking…
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Morning baby. Here?s today?s top news stories around the web. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
1) Once Again, Obama Cannot Catch a Break
Just hours after opening his first personal twitter account as president, Barack Obama got flooded with racial epithets and threats from trolls and spawns of Satan. I guess I can?t say I?m surprised at this one. Read the story at The Verge.
2) Ireland Approaches Landmark Gay Marriage Decision
Today, Ireland is leading a national vote on whether it will legalize gay marriage. If it does, Ireland will be the first country to make gay marriage legal through a referendum. Read more on this development at USA Today.
3) Josh Duggars Issues An Apology In Light of Molestation Charges
Executives at the TLC are probably reaching for a bottle of scotch at the moment. Josh Duggar from the popular family show, ?19 Kids…
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It’s a Saturday morning, and the streets are empty. A few blocks from home, Brown and Johnson are walking in the middle of the road. This is when Officer Darren Wilson pulls up — and when Johnson and Wilson’s accounts begin to both converge and diverge.
As Wilson tells the story, he was extremely, unfailingly polite — more befuddled than anything else by these two young black men who seem to have forgotten to use the sidewalk. “Hey guys, why don’t you walk on the sidewalk,” he remembers saying. That’s not how Johnson tells it.
“He said ‘Get the F on the sidewalk!'” Johnson tells the grand jury. Either way, on this next point, Johnson and Wilson agree. It’s Johnson who replies and says they’re just a minute from their homes, and they’ll be off the street shortly.
It should be noted that this young man keeps telling the exact…
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