NC police kill Andrew Brown Jr. in execution-style, NY loses House seat due to Census, Jay Z talks parenting priorities, and more in The Daily Rundown.
Family Of Andrew Brown Jr. Say He Was Executed By NC Sheriff's Deputies
Andrew Brown Jr., 42, was killed by Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputies who shot him five times, once in the head, while serving an arrest warrant last Wednesday, NBC News reports. Forensic pathologist Dr. Brent Hall, who was hired by Brown's family, found that the victim was shot four times in the arm and once in the back of the head from "intermediate" range. "This, in fact, was a fatal wound to the back of Mr. Brown's head as he was leaving the site trying to evade being shot at by these particular law enforcement officers that we believe did nothing but a straight-up execution," said attorney Wayne Kendall, who is representing the Brown family. So far, the family says that were only allowed to see 20 seconds of body camera footage from the incident.
New York, California To Lose House Seats
Monday, the Census Bureau announced the shifting of seven house seats as a result of the 2020 Census, USA Today reports. Texas is set to gain two seats. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will gain one. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia lost a seat.
The House has 435 seats that are assigned based on population. Every ten years, the number of seats allotted to each state shifts to reflect changes in population.
Oprah Says Derek Chauvin Trial Gave Her Emmett Till 'Flashbacks'
In an interview with Dr. Oz, Oprah Winfrey expressed that awaiting the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial gave her "flashbacks" to the 1955 murder of Emmett Till.
“So when I watched the verdict live like so many other people did around the world, I started to tear up and I asked myself, where is this emotion coming from? And I was having, you know, you know, flashbacks of Emmett Till and all the names that we’ve heard protesters speak, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor," said Winfrey. “I was thinking about all the people who have stood in courtrooms over the years, Black people waiting for justice to be served and not hearing the verdict that they deserved. And this moment was a sacrifice for all of the people who didn’t receive justice."
Till was just 14 years old when he was mutilated and murdered by a mob of white men after being accused of flirting with a white woman.
Jay Z Talks Child-Rearing, Prioritizing Love Over Things
In a rare interview with The Sunday Times, Jay Z discussed raising his three children, Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi Carter and why showering them with love is at the top of his list of priorities. "Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know? Not 'Here's this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I'm creating for you," said the rapper and entrepreneur. "What if my child doesn't want to be in music or sports?" I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible."
Jay Z added that as parents, he and his wife, Beyoncé, are merely guides for their three children and it is their duty to simply provide a "loving environment."
Amber Guyger To Appeal Conviction In Shooting Of Botham Jean
Tuesday, the defense team for Amber Guyger are expected to present their case for the overturning of the former Dallas police officer's conviction in the 2018 shooting of Botham Jean, Fox 4 reports. Jean was killed after Guyger, a neighbor, entered his apartment and shot him. She later argued that she believed she was in her own apartment and that Jean was an intruder. In 2019, Guyger was sentenced to 10 years behind bars after a jury found her guilty. Her defense team is looking to have her prior conviction replaced with a lesser charge.