From Monday, August 24 to Thursday, August 27, several prominent Republicans banded together to urge Americans to re-elect President Donald Trump. With the 2020 Republican National Convention now complete, it’s time to take a look at some of the event’s most significant moments. Night One In one of the night’s more unexpected moments, Ohio congressman […]
With a little over two and a half months left until Biden Vs Trump Election faceoff, the Republican and Democratic candidates continue to amass hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign funds through individual and corporate donations. Together, President Donald Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidate primary committees have received at least $621.6 […]
The first night of the Democratic National Convention was held virtually for the first time in its history Monday, August 17. The new format was a striking reminder of how much our lives and politics themselves have changed over the last six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is still surging across the country. […]
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated part of its COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) guidelines regarding proper quarantine precautions. Per the CDC website: At this time, we do not know if someone can be re-infected with COVID-19. Data to date show that a person who has had and recovered from COVID-19 may have […]
Newly released footage from a body camera worn by former Officer Tou Thao during George Floyd’s arrest highlights the startling lack of empathy shown by another former officer towards Floyd while he was dying in police custody. “This is why you don’t do drugs, kids,” Thao told a growing crowd of disturbed onlookers, who pleaded […]
After months of growing attention and concern from lawmakers and the public, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has continued to cut back services and complicate the upcoming election. In May, President Donald Trump appointed Louis DeJoy as the new Postmaster General. DeJoy, a Trump campaign donor and ally, has taken several steps to “reorganize” […]
Over the past several months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has taken a historic step: purchasing corporate bonds. The move, announced in March to coincide with Congress’ passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is meant to address the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19. The Federal Reserve’s action is unprecedented; it […]
WESTOVER, W.Va — An investigation by Caracal Reports has found that two West Virginia police officers facing a lawsuit following a 2019 altercation violated the official Use of Force policy laid out in their department’s policy and procedures, contradicting a public statement from their police chief. The city and it’s police department also attempted to prevent release of the body camera footage to an attorney.
In January 2019, former Westover (W.Va.) resident Andrew Howton was pulled from his home and beaten by Westover Police Department (WPD) officer Zachary Fecsko, and the incident was captured on fellow officer Aaron Dalton’s body camera. The lawsuit alleges Westover Police Chief Richard Panico “publicly condoned the other Defendants’ behavior and stated that it was aligned with the Westover Police Department (WPD) policies,” according to local media sources.
In addition, the encounter isn’t the department’s first brush with excessive use of force or police
misconduct, with investigation yielding previous instances, including one involving current Police Chief Panico. This history and the current lawsuit have raised questions among the community if the persisting problem exists inside the WPD.
With 90 days until the nation elects its chief executive, President Donald Trump appears to be at risk of a humiliating defeat. His sinking favorability, mostly among suburban voters, opens the door for Democrats to take back the White House and the Senate in November. Trump Unpopularity Grows Among Suburban Voters In 2016, Trump surprised […]
The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) under the International Health Regulations (IHR), held its fourth meeting last week. After a discussion on the evidence regarding COVID-19, the Emergency Committee unanimously agreed that the virus remains an international public health threat. The official terminology for such a concern […]