The Kentucky Deputy Also Cuffed A 9-Year-Old With ADHD
Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sumner is facing a lawsuit from the ACLU after video emerged of Sumner handcuffing an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, both of whom reportedly suffer from ADHD. In one video, the unnamed boy -- who also reportedly has a history of trauma -- is seen crying and saying, "ow, that hurts" as school resource officer Sumner scolds the child for taking a "swing" at him. "You can do what we've asked you to do," Sumner tells the 52-pound boy -- who is handcuffed around the biceps behind his back because his wrists are too small for adult cuffs (guidance for the safe use of handcuff prohibits their use on children) -- "or you can suffer the consequences." Both videos were shot in the fall of 2014 and the suit was filed on Monday, with the ACLU claiming "both children were being punished for behavior related to their disabilities."
Officer In Mike Brown Case Can't Get A Job
Former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson can't get a job. The man who was legally cleared in the killing of teen Mike Brown says in a New Yorker magazine profile that, a year after the killing, he still won't read the Department of Justice's reports on Ferguson, one of which said its police force engaged in a "pattern and practice" of discrimination against black citizens. Wilson, 29, also said after a grand jury declined to indict him in Brown's death that he's tried to find another policing job in Ferguson, but was told he was a liability to the department. Asked if he thought Brown was a "bad guy," Wilson said, "I only knew him for those 45 seconds he was trying to kill me... Do I think about who he was as a person? Not really, because it doesn't matter at this point."
Plan to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Blocked
Democrats in the Senate successfully blocked a Republican-backed bill aimed at defunding Planned Parenthood on Monday. The vote came after a series of controversial videos were leaked in which it appeared PP staffers were willing to sell fetal tissue for profit. The New York Times reported that PP supporters noted that federal money is not used to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape or incest. Federal money is used for other services, including birth control, testing for STD's, cancer screening and routine exams. Republicans vowed to continue their efforts in the fall.
Quick Take 1: It's President Obama's BDay, which the 54-year-old commander-in-chief will spend hosting the first DEMO Day for entrepreneurs and innovators. He'll also spend the day hanging with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, have his weekly lunch with Vice President (and possible presidential contender) Joe Biden and end the day meeting with Jewish leaders about the Iran nuclear deal.
Quick Take 2: Today is the day that the 17 aspirants find out who will make the cut for Thursday night's first Republican presidential debate. Fox is hosting the event and will choose the 10 participants based on the average of the five most recent polls from what they have described as "major, nationally recognized organizations that use standard methodological techniques." A smaller debate will be held a few hours before for the candidates who don't make the cut.
Daily Pic: Another big game hunter is under fire after Idaho State University accountant Sabrina Corgatelli posted an image of herself with the carcass of a giraffe she killed during a recent hunt in South Africa. In light of the controversy over the killing of Cecil the Lion, American, Delta and United Airlines announced this week that they would refuse to permit the shipping of certain animal trophies on their planes.