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How easy (or hard) is it to confuse a gun for a Taser?

How easy (or hard) is it to confuse a gun for a Taser?

On the surface, the mix-up seems unfathomable: An officer intends to deploy a Taser but instead fires a handgun and kills someone. But that’s apparently what happened Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, when an officer shouted “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before pulling the trigger of her gun and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright, the police chief said.…MORE

Yes, police can pull you over for hanging an air freshener in your car

Yes, police can pull you over for hanging an air freshener in your car

Moments before police fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday in a Minneapolis suburb, he called his mother and told her he’d been pulled over for hanging air fresheners from his rearview mirror. It’s not clear how much of a role the air fresheners played in the traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Police Chief…MORE

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MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021

JANET JACKSON’s Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” was all JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’s idea . . . because he wanted to one-up BRITNEY SPEARS. That’s according to stylist Wayne Scot Lukas, who helped Janet get ready for the 2004 halftime show. He says Justin wanted to upstage Britney, MADONNA, and CHRISTINA AGUILERA, after they’d just made headlines a few months earlier by making out at the “VMAs”. The…

FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021

ERIC CHURCH is on the cover of “Billboard” getting his second shot in the arm, and he’s thanking heaven above for it. Quote, “I view [the vaccine] as a God sent miracle.  It’s clear to me that the only way to get back to normal is the vaccinations.  You’ve got to get needles in arms.” That doesn’t mean he thinks…