US party shooting is ‘tragedy of epic proportions’, says police chief | AFP

Interim police chief Mark Simmons deplores a ‘tragedy of epic proportions’ after two people were killed and 14 wounded in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state.

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Police attend scene of fatal shooting at US backyard party | AFP

Police and emergency services attend the scene of a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, in which two people were killed and 14 were wounded.

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Rochester police leader retires after Prude’s death

The top police leader in Rochester, New York, announced his retirement Tuesday amid nightly protests over the city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. (Sept. 8)

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Sixth day of protest in Rochester following death of Daniel Prude | AFP

Hundreds of protesters call for the resignation of the Rochester police chief and mayor during the sixth day of protest following the death of a black man that police hooded and forced face down on the road, according to video footage.

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Protesters gather in Rochester for fresh demonstrations | AFP

Protesters gather for a sixth night of demonstrations in Rochester, New York, following the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March after officers placed a hood on his head and pinned him to the ground as they detained him.

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Here’s the latest for Monday September 7th: Over 200 rescued from California wildfire; Protests in Rochester, NY; India has second-most coronavirus cases of any country; Bengals and Browns allowed 6,000 fans each at two home games.

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US: Police disperse racial justice protesters in Rochester | AFP

Police in Rochester, New York, clash with racial justice activists protesting the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March after officers placed a hood on his head and pinned him to the ground as they detained him.

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Body cam video shows Rochester police arresting Daniel Prude | AFP

Police body cam video shows offices arresting Daniel Prude and placing a ‘spit hood’ on his head on March 23, 2020. Prude lost consciousness during the police encounter and was taken to hospital where he died after being removed from life support, seven days after his detention.

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Union leader: Rochester officers followed training

The police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude were following their training when they put a hood over his head and pinned him to the ground, the head of the officers’ union said Friday. (Sept. 4)

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Rochester police fire pepper balls at Daniel Prude protesters | AFP

Police fire pepper-spray projectiles at protesters gathered at Rochester’s Public Safety Building following the release of video footage of the arrest of black man Daniel Prude who later died in police custody.

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Body cam video shows Rochester police arresting Daniel Prude | AFP

Police body cam video shows offices arresting Daniel Prude and placing a ‘spit hood’ on his head on March 23, 2020. Prude lost consciousness during the police encounter and was taken to hospital where he died after being removed from life support, seven days after his detention. Local media said an autopsy ruled the death a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” The report also listed a low level of the drug PCP in Prude’s blood. Prude’s brother told journalists he had called police March 23 as Daniel suffered a mental health episode. BODY CAM VIDEO NΒ°1WZ1AZ

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Brother says man was killed by cops in ‘lynching’

The brother of a man who died earlier this year following an encounter with police in Rochester, New York, is calling the death ‘cold blooded, calculated murder.’ (Sept. 3)

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Protesters rally in NY after Black man’s death

Community advocates are calling for charges to be filed against several Rochester Police officers they say caused the death of a Black man suffering from a mental health crisis last March. (Sept. 2)

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Pence talks jobs, Dems, USMCA at veterans event

Vice President Pence is touting his administration’s win following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that an agreement on the North American trade pact had been reached Tuesday. He spoke at a veterans event in Rochester, Pennsylvania. (Dec. 10)

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Roberts doesn’t want Soderbergh to ‘steal her thunder’

While presenting her 2002 movie “Full Frontal” to an audience in Rochester, Julia Roberts joked that she didn’t want director Steven Soderbergh to join her onstage because he would “steal her thunder.” (May 3)

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Quirky Turkey Turns Heads, Stops Traffic

A wild turkey has been stopping traffic and turning heads in Rochester, Minn. Residents who live nearby are calling their feathered friend “Jake.” As one resident puts it, he’s “very entertaining.” (May 16)

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