Police fired 55 times at Willie McCoy. An investigation called it ‘reasonable’

Impossible – just an execution for the hell of it – cause they can get away with that!

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The 20-year-old aspiring rapper had been sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell when Vallejo police shot him

The California police officers who killed Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old who had been sleeping in his car, fired 55 bullets at him in 3.5 seconds – which was “reasonable”, according to the city of Vallejo’s hired consultant.

Officials disclosed the extraordinary number of rounds in a report released this week, months after six policemen shot the aspiring rapper who had fallen asleep inside his car at a Taco Bell. The 9 February killing, which McCoy’s family has called an “execution by a firing squad”, sparked national outrage and has led to intense scrutiny of the Vallejo police department’s frequent use of deadly force and history of misconduct and abuse cases.

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Trump: if foreign power offered dirt on 2020 opponent, ‘I’d want to hear it’

Thinks he’s teflon don: President claims he would have no obligation to call the FBI, contradicting bureau director he appointed

Donald Trump said on Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he would be open to accepting it, claiming he would have no obligation to call in the FBI.

“I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding: “There’s nothing wrong with listening.”

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President claims he would have no obligation to call the FBI, contradicting bureau director he appointed

Donald Trump said on Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he would be open to accepting it, claiming he would have no obligation to call in the FBI.

“I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding: “There’s nothing wrong with listening.”

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Video: Is the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. declining?

The latest Pew Research Center data estimates there were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, down significantly from a decade prior. In this video, our researchers go behind the scenes to explain the “how” and “why” behind determining these new numbers.

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Volkswagen Declares War against Works Council and German Union

Too big but not too big to fail

Group of workers in matching green T-shirts outside the plant

A top employee representative in Volkswagen’s Global Works Council was denied entry into the company’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory today as the union election began.

The plant’s 1,700 eligible hourly employees began voting this morning on whether to form a union with the United Auto Workers. The results will be announced Friday night.

According to a statement from the Global Works Council, Johan Järvklo arrived at the plant to be an election observer. Workers confirmed that he was booted.