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Police accountability group releases video of Harith Augustus shooting

“An agency which investigates allegations of police misconduct has released new raw video footage capturing the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus in Chicago” writes Kimberley Richards for independent.co.uk. COPA spokesman Ephraim Eaddy told The Chicago Tribune the agency whad planned to release the new footage on 17 August regardless. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Weight gain temporarily hikes diabetes risk when smokers quit

“Ultimately, the cases of 162,807 people were used to assess diabetes risk and 170,723 were used to gauge mortality” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Preventing excessive weight gain may maximize the health benefits of smoking cessation through reducing the short-term risk of diabetes and further lowering the long-term risk of death.”. “And if they minimize their weight gain, they can maximize their benefits.”. “Even more importantly, regardless of how much weight quitters gain, they really have a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.With no weight gain, quitters’ diabetes…

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Nebraska carries out first U.S. execution using fentanyl

“The execution drew only about a dozen death penalty supporters and protesters who stood in the rain outside the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln” writes Grant Schulte for sun-sentinel.com. He was the first inmate to be lethally injected in Nebraska, which last carried out an execution in 1997, using the electric chair.Moore remained mostly still throughout the execution but breathed heavily and gradually red and then purple as the drugs were administered.Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried…

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Israeli kids kicked out of Poland for dancing naked at Nazi death camp

“Two Israeli students have been sent home from a school trip to a Nazi death camp in Poland after they were caught dancing naked at the site, it has emerged” writes Erica Doyle Higgins for nypost.com. The pair sparked outrage after security guards at Majdanek, where tens of thousands of Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, spotted them on CCTV. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the two students from the northern province of Emek Hamayanot were flown home on Sunday following the incident at the site near Lublin, eastern Poland…

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Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

“He was the first inmate to be lethally injected in Nebraska, which last carried out an execution in 1997, using the electric chair” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Death penalty opponents planned to gather outside the Nebraska Capitol at 5 p.m. for their own rally.The execution drew only about a dozen death penalty supporters and protesters who stood in the rain outside the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never…

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Nebraska executed its first death row inmate in 21 years using fentanyl

“California has 746 inmates on death row, the most of any state, according to the Death Penalty Information Center” writes Jon Herskovitz for businessinsider.com. The state put to death Carey Moore, 60, at 10 a.m. local time at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.Moore, the longest serving prisoner on Nebraska’s death row, was convicted of robbing and fatally shooting drivers Reuel Van Ness and Maynard Helgeland.Nebraska has 11 inmates on death row, which ranks among the nation’s smallest.It also marks the first time Nebraska has used a lethal injection to…

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Nebraska has executed convicted murderer Carey Dean Moore with fentanyl, the drug responsible for accelerating overdose deaths across the U.S. during the nation’s opioid crisis.

“The death penalty had been abolished in Nebraska three years ago, but it was reinstated a year after through a ballot initiative” reports washingtonexaminer.com. States have limited access to lethal injection drugs because they have become heavily controlled by pharmaceutical companies that do not want their products associated with the death penalty.Moore, who was 60, was sentenced to the death penalty for killing two taxi drivers in 1979.His execution marks the first for Nebraska in 20 years, and the first to be carried out using lethal injection.Opponents of the death…

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Nebraska becomes first state to use fentanyl in an execution

“Nebraska is one such state, announcing plans to use fentanyl in its execution, something Nevada also adopted” writes Mark Berman Covers for washingtonpost.com. More states abandoned the death penalty, with seven of the 19 states without it dropping the practice since 2007.He also appeared, albeit briefly, to be heading toward a sentence of life in prison when the Nebraska legislature banned the death penalty in 2015.Nebraska’s execution plans also call for the state to use diazepam, a sedative better known as Valium, and fentanyl to render Moore unconscious. Source: washingtonpost.com Share…

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Nebraska carries out its first execution since 1997

“Prior to the execution, Nebraska had 11 inmates on death row, which ranks among the nation’s smallest” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Carey Moore, 60, was put to death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, a state official told local media at the site.California has 746 inmates on death row, the most of any state, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.His execution marked the first time any state has used fentanyl in a lethal injection.The execution also marked the first time Nebraska has used a lethal injection…

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