Brooklyn Man Saheed Vassell Killed By Cops While Carrying Shower Pipe

06 April, 2018, 02:09 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • The victim was shot multiple times in Crown Heights Brooklyn

The civil rights lawsuit came after a Pulitzer Prize-winning series by the AP detailed how the NYPD's Intelligence Division's Demographic Unit worked with the CIA to surveil Muslim communities in the NY area, including in neighboring New Jersey.

New York City police officers shot and killed a bipolar man Black man who was waving a metal pipe in Brooklyn, NY after mistaking it for a gun on Thursday.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a press conference Wednesday that police received three 911 calls describing the same situation and that surveillance tapes from stores in the area showed "a man brandishing what appears to be a firearm, pointing it at people".

The man, 34-year-old Saheed Vassell, "took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform".

A plainclothes officer in the passenger seat got out of the vehicle and fired at the man several times, Mr. Hinds said.

None of the officers involved were wearing body cameras, a police spokesman told reporters.

UK Defense Lab Says it Hasn't IDed Source of Nerve Agent
As the WSWS warned, "The most plausible explanation of the poisoning in Salisbury is that the unfortunate Mr. A spokesperson said: "One of the tweets was truncated and did not accurately report our Ambassador's words".

Doctors pronounced Vassell dead after he was taken to Kings County Medical Center.

"He would set the alarm off all the time going up to the roof", Martinez said of Vassell, whose family said he suffered from bi-polar disorder.

The officers who responded Wednesday didn't have some tools other peers might have used to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution, from specific knowledge of Vassell as a neighborhood figure to specialized training in dealing with mentally ill civilians.

Another surveillance image showed Vassell pointing the metal pipe at a person on the street. According to The Washington Post, police said they confused a metal shower pipe for a gun. "He speaks to himself, usually he has an orange bible or a rosary in his hand". "If people knew about his condition they could have told the police".

"This settlement demonstrates a continued commitment by the NYPD to safeguard individual constitutional rights while keeping NY the safest city in America", said Zachary W. Carter, the city's top lawyer.

Vassell was the father of a 15-year-old son, Tyshawn, who described him as a caring Dad who looked after him. Officers shot him around 4:45 the corner of Montgomery Street and Utica Avenue, in the Crown Heights neighborhood. He has no issue with violence.

United Kingdom manufacturing activity softens in early 2018
The PMI for March was 51, down from 51.6 in February. "Export orders remained strong, supported by a weaker US currency". The Production Index registered 61%, a 1 percentage point decrease compared to the month before.

"He came by my house to help me with my computer", she said.

"The Attorney General's Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit has opened an investigation into the death of Saheed Vassell", the state's Attorney General office said in a statement.

"This is a tragedy because a man with a profound mental health problem from what we know so far was doing something that people perceived to be a threat to others", said Mayor de Blasio.

"Too many of our young men are dying on our streets", Hamilton told the crowd.

By state law, the attorney general is appointed as a special prosecutor to oversee investigations into and prosecute matters related to incidents in which unarmed civilians die during interactions with police or incidents in which there is significant question as to whether the civilian was armed and risky, Spitalnick said, citing the law.

The New York Times reports that police had encountered the man before and classified him as emotionally disturbed.

Max Holloway: 'Opportunities Like This Come Once in a Lifetime'
The California-born fighter was due to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title fight at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on 7 April. However, featherweight champion Max Holloway has agreed to replace Ferguson at short notice for the headline fight.


  • Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls

    Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls

    Bloomberg's sources have told them that the phone will detect a gesture without the user having to actually touch the screen . The other part of the report also isn't entirely new - we've heard rumors about the iPhone with a curved screen for years.
    Spotify shares surge after direct listing

    Spotify shares surge after direct listing

    Looking ahead, Spotify recently claimed that its paid subscriber base may grow to upwards of 96 million users by the end of 2018. Instead, current shareholders were able to sell their existing shares, and were not restricted on when they could do so.
    Fortnite is now publicly available on iPhone and iPad

    Fortnite is now publicly available on iPhone and iPad

    Whether your friends are playing on PC, Mac, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4, you will be able to play with them and compete. Whether or not the machines will be in random locations every game, or in a select few locations, is unclear right now.
  • Stoke win sets Arsenal up for Europa League tie - Wilshere

    Stoke win sets Arsenal up for Europa League tie - Wilshere

    The Gunners, who had lost four of their last six games, were in desperate need of some points and got exactly what they wanted. Stoke have already picked up a win against Arsene Wenger's side this season. "It's a big game", he said .
    Prince Philip due to have hip surgery

    Prince Philip due to have hip surgery

    Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: "The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation". In June 2017, he spent two nights in hospital as a "precautionary measure" for the treatment of an undisclosed infection.
    Multiple states opposed to citizenship question on 2020 census file federal lawsuit

    Multiple states opposed to citizenship question on 2020 census file federal lawsuit

    Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a coalition of 17 other Attorneys General, six cities, and the bipartisan U.S. Department of Commerce's alleged "unconstitutional and arbitrary decision" to add the citizenship question.
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco top features; Curved glass finish, wireless charging and more

    Nokia 8 Sirocco top features; Curved glass finish, wireless charging and more

    It appears that the fingerprint scanner will be on the front, so you might not get that huge screen to body ratio as some phones. With the recent Rs. 500 discount on Amazon India , the Nokia 6 now retails at Rs. 12,999 from the original price of Rs. 14,999.
    Two dead from synthetic cannabinoids in IL

    Two dead from synthetic cannabinoids in IL

    In the 1980s, synthetic cannabinoids were considered research compounds but they are now produced overseas, according to the CDC. Synthetic cannabinoids are sold in convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops, novelty stores and online.
    Egypt elections: El-Sisi officially wins 2nd term with 97% of votes

    Egypt elections: El-Sisi officially wins 2nd term with 97% of votes

    Then, turnout was about 47 percent - but only after election officials agreed to extend the vote into a third day. Opposition groups had called for a boycott of the week's vote which they labelled a charade.
  • Alexandre Lacazette Ready To Start Vs CSKA Moscow

    Alexandre Lacazette Ready To Start Vs CSKA Moscow

    Speaking to SkySports The Debate (3/4 10pm), Wright said: "I'd choose Spurs, because of the progression and what they are doing". Wenger also believes is Arsenal fans will return in their droves on Thursday after Sunday's no-show against Stoke.
    The latest on morning snowstorm impacting the commute

    The latest on morning snowstorm impacting the commute

    For those of us following the long range forecast it looked as though the start of April would turn cold and perhaps even snowy. TEMPERATURES UP AND DOWN: Temperatures rise through Wednesday , with low-50s for Tuesday and upper-50s for Wednesday .
    Disney could buy Sky News to ease concerns over Fox's Sky takeover

    Disney could buy Sky News to ease concerns over Fox's Sky takeover

    In the absence of an outright sale of Sky News to Disney, Fox offers a full legal separation of Sky News from the rest of Sky. Disney also said it would "agree to sustain the operating capital of Sky News and maintain its editorial independence".


Vending Machine - New Feature
If you haven't kept up, there's quite a number of season 3 battlepass challenges you won't be able to finish just by playing. Can you find them all? Fortnite is generous with its loot, but you don't always find all the weapons you need when you land.

Guardiola: Manchester City have permission to believe
The attack somewhat marred the commanding lead taken by Liverpool ahead of the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on April 10. And they point out that both areas are close to Anfield and that fans were going to gather outside the stadium regardless.

Tom Watson becomes oldest victor of the Masters Par 3 Contest
Nicklaus, 78, argues slow play - something he describes as "terrible" - needs continued monitoring by the governing bodies. We used to play The Open, and we would play in about two hours and 20 minutes or two hours and 25 minutes", Nicklaus said.

Ghost Recon Wildlands will get a second year of DLC
In this mode, an attacking team will set out to capture and hold an objective area, the defending team will try to stop them. It will also contain an exclusive customization pack, four Special Ops Battle Crates, and four Ghost War Battle Crates.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall start tour of Australia tomorrow
Publicly, both Prince Charles and the Queen have stressed it's up to Australians to decide whether to follow the republic path. He concluded: 'Prince Charles will always be welcome in Australia - as the crown prince or as monarch of Great Britain.

Philadelphia to honor champion Wildcats with Thursday parade
DiVincenzo finished with 31 points - a title game record for a bench player - plus five rebounds and two emphatic blocked shots. When parity had been the story over the last three weeks, Villanova won all six tournament games by double digits.

Robert Griffin III, Ravens agree on one-year contract
I know RGIII - he'll speak to this - I felt like he really wanted to be here. [He] just felt like this was the place for him. Griffin, who was out of football all of a year ago , was signed by the Ravens on Wednesday, the team announced.

Porton Down could not verify source of Salisbury nerve agent
Without providing any proof, London expelled 23 Russian diplomats and suspended all planned high-level bilateral contacts. He reiterated that the substance could not have come from Porton Down.

Cardi B to Co-Host 'Tonight Show', Drops 'Bartier Cardi' Video
The rapper's debut single, "Bodak Yellow", spent three weeks in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Not only will she be talking to guests, she also plans to perform her hit single, "Bartier Cardi".

Five reasons Villanova will beat MI to win the national title
A victory over MI would give Villanova its second national title in three years after prevailing over North Carolina in 2016. Which team has the edge at each position? The team that hits - and defends - the 3-point line best will be in business.