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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

A guide for Muslims observing Ramadan during the pandemic

A guide for Muslims observing Ramadan during the pandemic

This week, Muslims across the United States will begin observing another pandemic Ramadan. But this year’s holy month — marked by fasting, prayer, reflection and community — will be different than the last, as vaccines are now available and some Covid restrictions have been lifted. Still, health experts and community groups warn it’s not completely…MORE