Los Angeles police fatally shoot Black man after suspected bike violation

first_imgThe killing renewed protests in the city by demonstrators angered at deadly violence against Black people by police. Such protests have become a near daily occurrence around the country after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer in May.”You don’t kill any race but us, and it don’t make any sense,” Fletcher Fair, Dijon Kizzee’s aunt, told reporters at the site of the shooting on Tuesday where activists called for an independent investigation by California’s attorney general. “Why us?”Protests also continued in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over a white police officer’s shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back, leaving him paralyzed, and the unrest has become a major issue ahead of November’s presidential election.President Donald Trump, a Republican, arrived in Kenosha on Tuesday as he seeks to rally his base of white supporters by defending police against criticism of brutality. A Black cyclist was fatally shot by Los Angeles County police, the latest instance of police killing a Black man, as the county Sheriff’s Department and a lawyer representing the man’s family gave diverging accounts of the shooting on Tuesday.The cyclist, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was shot more than 20 times in the back on Monday afternoon after two sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him for a bicycle code violation, said Benjamin Crump, who said he is representing Kizzee’s family.The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Kizzee, whose identity was confirmed by the county medical examiner-coroner, was shot fewer than 20 times after dropping a handgun he had been carrying and punching one of the deputies. Kizzee was riding his bike on Monday afternoon in Los Angeles County’s Westmont neighborhood when two sheriff’s deputies who had been driving by tried to stop him.Kizzee abandoned his bike and ran for a block with the deputies in pursuit, Brandon Dean, a sheriff’s department spokesman, told reporters on Monday evening. Kizzee then punched one of the deputies in the face, dropping a bundle of clothing he was carrying, the department said.The deputies said a semi-automatic handgun was in the dropped bundle, and both of them began shooting Kizzee, the department said.Dean said he did not know what part of the bicycle code Kizzee was suspected to have violated or how many times the deputies shot him, other than saying it was fewer than 20. His office declined to answer questions about the shooting and the status of the two deputies on Tuesday.The county coroner was due to conduct an autopsy on Kizzee on Tuesday.However, Crump, a civil rights lawyer known for representing Black victims of police violence around the country, wrote in a Twitter post: “They say he ran, dropped clothes and handgun. He didn’t pick it up, but cops shot him in the back 20+ times then left him for hours.”Crump asked on Twitter for people to send him any videos of the incident, saying that sheriff’s deputies are not required to wear body cameras.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Broadwater Parklands’ only approved residential project half sold

first_imgOceanic Tower will have 107 apartments. The first building in the development, Oceanic Tower, will soar 28 storeys high and offer 107 apartments. Resort-style amenities on the fourth floor will include an infinity pool with sundecks, barbecue facilities, alfresco dining areas and a gym. Retail and hospitality will occupy the ground level. MORE NEWS: North Bondi home of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew for sale Each apartment has been designed to maximise panoramic water views. Melbourne-based developers Three Pillars worked alongside Brisbane firm WallaceBrice Architects to make the most of the Southport location. Inside, luxury finishes include oak timber floors, limestone benchtops, SMEG appliances, floor-to-ceiling glass and sliding doors that lead to a balcony, which take in the coastal vistas. Plus, every apartment has basement storage and carparks. Construction is set to commence early this year and completion is earmarked for December 2020. More than 50 per cent of the apartments have been purchased so far. A display is open daily from 10am to 4pm at 165-167 Marine Pde, Southport. It is Broadwater Parklands’ only approved residential project. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Paradise Point house taken from drab to fab One, two, three and four-bedroom apartments are on offer with one-bedroom pads starting at $349,000 and two-bedroom apartments from $469,000. Body corporate fees for a one-bedroom apartment will be about $55 per week, $65 for a two-bedroom apartment and $75 for a three-bedroom property. Southport’s latest development, Marine Quarter, offers prestige parkside living. GREEN surrounds, picture-perfect costal views and a convenient lifestyle await at the Broadwater Parklands’ only approved residential project. The Southport development, Marine Quarter, is just a stone’s throw from the Broadwater edge and each apartment has been designed to maximise panoramic water views. Green surrounds are part of the package. The development was already catching the eye of a broad range of buyers, according to 360 Residential Project Marketing sales managing director Peter Malady. “We knew that offering the only new residential building within the Broadwater Parklands would resonate with owner-occupiers, first-home buyers and locals looking to relocate within Southport,” Mr Malady said. “We have obtained interest across all apartment layouts and achieved over $30 million in sales. “We have highly competitive prices per square metre, an exclusive location with quick access to Australia Fair, hospitals, restaurants and cinemas, as well as resort-style amenities.” Buyers seeking an active outdoor lifestyle are said to be fans of the location, which has easy access to the Broadwater bike and walking tracks, parks and boat ramps. last_img read more