CIVIL rights activist Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at Andrew Brown Jr's funeral next week. A service for the dad-of-10 - who was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21 - will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3). It comes as Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten on Thursday released the names of the deputies involved in the incident. He revealed four of the cops at the scene did not fire their weapons - but other three who did will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. The four back on active duty are Lt Steve Judd, Sgt Michael Swindell, Sgt Kendall Bishop and Sgt Joel Lunsford, while those staying on leave are Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan and Corp Aaron Lewellyn. Sheriff Wooten said: "I'll continue to be transparent whenever I can -- without interfering in the independent investigation." Read our live blog below for the very latest … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Al Sharpton to give dad-of-10’s eulogy as deputies who shot him are identified
You can learn how to grow flowers for the home and market at Southern University Ag Center’s online workshop set for 9 a.m. to noon May 5. In addition to growing flowers, the Commercial Cut Flower Production Workshop will focus on hoop house production, flower selection and building a business. Speakers will include Thomas and Anita Roberson, owners of Botanical Bites and Provisions, a 10-acre cut flower and vegetable farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Denyse Cummins, a retired LSU AgCenter Extension horticulture agent for sustainable gardening projects and botanical illustrations; and Alisha Andrews, owner of Blazing Star Farm, a flower and vegetable farm in Sunset. Register for the workshop at https://bit.ly/3dKNlyb . For additional information, email Zanetta Augustine at [email protected] , Mila Berhane at [email protected] , or Stephanie Elwood at [email protected] . … [Read more...] about SU Ag Center set to host a online workshop on commercial cut flower production
By BEN FINLEY and JONATHAN DREW ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for transparency and the release of body camera footage at the funeral Monday for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with the civil rights leader likening withholding the video to a “con” job done on the public. “I know a con game when I see it. Release the whole tape and let the folks see what happened to Andrew Brown,” Sharpton told mourners in a scorching eulogy at the invitation-only service at a church in Elizabeth City. “You don’t need time to get a tape out. Put it out! Let the world see what there is to see. If you’ve got nothing to hide, then what are you hiding?” he said, to loud applause. A judge ruled last week that the video would not be made public for at least a month to avoid interference with a pending state investigation into the April 21 shooting of Brown, 42, by deputies attempting to serve drug-related search … [Read more...] about Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.
President Joe Biden’s border chief, Alejandro Mayorkas, is using the little-known “parole” side door in border law to bring legally deported migrants back for televised reunions with their left-behind, asylum-seeking children. “Our highest priority is to reunite these families … It’s not about righting the wrong of the past, it’s about restoring the conscience of our government,” Mayorkas said he touted his return of four deported migrants in a May 4 appearance on MSNBC. The parole side-door “is a very limited authority that Congress has given for exceptional situations,” responded Andrew Arthur, a former immigration judge who now works with the Center for Immigration Studies. The parole door “is very narrowly written [for small numbers of people], but the administration has blown right past the limitations,” he said. Mayorkas is using parole power to create at least 1,000 reunifications that will serve as “a political prop to advance a [pro-migraton] narrative” about … [Read more...] about Department of Homeland Security’s Mayorkas Stages Open-Borders Theater
Wasabi Secures $112M Series C Financing, Sets Sights on Global Expansion and Company Growth Wasabi triples valuation as it continues to establish first hyperscale cloud storage architecture GlobeNewswire April 29, 2021 Boston, MA, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wasabi , the hot cloud storage company , today announced $112M in Series C funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from existing investors. The round follows Wasabi’s $27.5M in debt financing announced in January . The C round brings Wasabi’s total equity financing to $219 million. The valuation of the C round was roughly triple the valuation of the company’s most recent equity round , which closed almost exactly one year ago. Wasabi’s revenue and storage under management has also tripled in the last year with deployed storage recently passing one exabyte. The company has 22,000 customers worldwide, and Wasabi’s channel network more than doubled to over 5,000 … [Read more...] about Wasabi Secures $112M Series C Financing, Sets Sights on Global Expansion and Company Growth