After four days in the national spotlight, life returns to normal on Friday in Cleveland, and Donald Trump, the official Republican nominee, is moving on to the campaign trail. The GOP convention had its share of ups and downs and some wacky moments, but the protests outside remained relatively peaceful. Democratic Convention begins next week.
A therapist who works at a group home for the disabled is still in shock after a North Miami Police officer shot him, but according to the Police Union president, that officer may have been aiming for someone else. Cellphone video was released Wednesday afternoon showing Charles Kinsey lying on the ground with his hands in the air, telling officers that weapons are not necessary. Police had been called to the scene by a 911 caller on Monday saying someone was armed and suicidal. Yesterday afternoon, the North Miami Police Department released a statement saying that officer has been placed on administrative leave. The officer is described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male who has been with the department for four years.
Even with the peak travel season in full swing, gasoline prices are stuck in reverse. Gas prices have dropped to their lowest July level in 12 years, according to AAA. In fact, gas prices have dropped in 39 out of the last 40 days, dropping 20 cents a gallon in that time alone.
A Second Street staple closed its doors for good. Popular downtown restaurant, Cantina Laredo, shut down while people were eating lunch yesterday after the city health department ordered the restaurant to close.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has apologized to a Breaion King, a black woman who was thrown to the ground violently by an officer during a traffic stop and also for some things another officer said while she was in the patrol car afterwards. The incident happened last year and apparently did not make up the chain of command to Acevedo’s desk until it was released by the Statesman. He said there would be a criminal investigation.