Thursday, July 7, 2016

Two more black men killed by police, Parker's hot seat & morning headlines

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click to enlarge Two more black men killed by police, Parker's hot seat & morning headlines
Five candidates are aiming to take over Rep. Kevin Parker's legislative seat.


• Bummer alert: Ryan Bingham cancelled his show at the Knitting Factory in September. He'd rather go shoot a movie instead. 

• Remember Malika Halvorson? She's the 12-year-old who is probably smarter than you and wants to go to college next year. Well, Spokane Falls Community College is letting her take one course this summer, after first denying her. 

• Our annual Cannabis Issue is here. Inside you'll find the glossy Green Zone guide to answer all your tolkin' questions. 

Get down at the Bartlett this weekend. Former University of Washington jazz players — who now call themselves The Dip — are bringing their horns. And the funk


Two black men were shot and killed by police this week — one in Baton Rouge, La., the other in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. The incident in Baton Rouge was captured on videos from two different witnesses. The immediate aftermath of the shooting in Minnesota was streamed live on Facebook by the victim's girlfriend. (WARNING: all three of these videos are graphic, and quite frankly, very difficult to watch.)

The New York Times assembled a tragic collection of recent videos taken of police shootings. 

Five candidates vie for outgoing Rep. Kevin Parker's seat — two of them are millennials. (Spokesman-Review)

50 Cent filed for bankruptcy

Former Fox News host and anchor Gretchen Carlson is suing Chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and retaliation. 

• Charges against Kyle Odom for shooting CdA Pastor Tim Remington could be resolved out of court during mediation. Odom, 30, shot Remington in the parking lot of The Altar Church in March and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. (Coeur d'Alene Press)

• Last night, the newly appointed president of Spokane NAACP, Phil Tyler, who we introduced readers to in last week's Inlander, had something to say about the recent killings; see the video:

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.