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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Police are investigating the vandalism that left several headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids spray-painted with « Trump » and « MAGA » before President Donald Trump holds its last campaign rally in western Michigan town

Police in Grand Rapids found six gravestones spray painted with red paint at Ahavas Israel Cemetery on Monday

Vandalism appeared to be « relatively new, » with « Trump » spray painted on the backs of four headstones and « MAGA » – an acronym for the Trump Make America Great Again campaign slogan – spray painted on two others, Sgt John Wittkowski, a spokesperson for the police department, said in a statement

The vandalized graves were discovered hours before Trump traveled to Grand Rapids on Monday night in his last campaign rally before Election Day Police say no evidence was left at the scene

The Michigan Jewish Democratic Caucus said in a statement Monday that it was outraged by « the desecration, » and said the vandalism just before polling day was « intended to send an intimidating message to opponents of the president, and in particular to Jewish voters »

ATLANTA – Georgia’s highest court ruled a lower court erred in granting immunity from prosecution to three sheriff’s deputies facing murder charges in stunned gunshot murder dating July 2017

The three white Washington County MPs – Henry Lee Copeland, Michael Howell and Rhett Scott – have been charged with murder and other crimes in the death of Eurie Lee Martin, a 58-year-old black man with a criminal record mental disorders disease

« We believe that in granting immunity, the court of first instance drew conclusions of material facts which were inconsistent with its legal conclusions regarding the meeting of the deputies with Martin », wrote the judge of the Supreme Court from Georgia, Charlie Bethel, in the unanimous opinion posted on Monday

Bethel added that the trial court confused the principles of reasonable use of force with self-defense and immunity and failed to address the relevant facts for each MP individually

Martin was walking along a road in Deepstep, about 110 miles southeast of Atlanta, on a hot afternoon when he climbed an alley and asked the owner for water, according to the ‘opinion As Martin drove away, the owner called 911 to report it

Howell, the first deputy to answer, called for backup and MPs used their stun guns A first responder who arrived found Martin had no pulse and began CPR Martin died on the places

FRANKFORT, Ky – Kentucky State Police Chief resigns days after publication of report on old training materials used by the agency to encourage cadets to be « ruthless » and quoting Adolf Hitler

Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer’s resignation is effective today, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spokesperson Morgan Hall said in a statement She did not explain why Brewer is resigning, but said Lt Col Phillip Burnett has been chosen as acting commissioner

Brewer was appointed by Gov Andy Beshear in January after leading the agency from December 2007 to February 2016

The resignation comes after DuPont High School’s Manual RedEye first reported on training material last week The newspaper said the presentation called on the cadets to « face violence with greater violence « and included three quotes from Hitler and one quote from Confederate Gen Robert E Lee

The Kentucky Law Office said the training materials were last used in 2013 and officials were working to « conduct a prompt and thorough internal review of all training materials. » used by state police

GALENA, Mo – The Missouri NAACP on Tuesday called for a federal investigation and the removal of a replica of the hanged man’s noose exposed near voting booths in southwest Missouri

The noose replica is on display in a hallway of the Stone County building in downtown Galena with several voting booths nearby Stone County Clerk Cindy Elmore said the noose was covered on Friday after complaints from the Missouri Democratic Party

Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel said the noose had historically been used to discourage black people from voting against the threat of lynching He said the US Department of Justice should investigate the noose exposed to Galena

Elmore said the display was installed several years ago and « had nothing to do with the polling station » She said it was a historical exhibit with a replica of a prominent noose the last legal execution by hanging in the state, which took place in Stone County in 1937

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