No Charges on Amir Locke Shooting, Israel’s Government Loses Majority, Brain Implement Allows Man to Speak

No Charges Filed in Fatal Shooting of Amir Locke

Officer Mark Hanneman, who shot and killed 22-year-old Amir Locke while executing a warrant in a Minneapolis apartment, will not face criminal charges, according to Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Locke was killed February 2 while police were executing a warrant in which he wasn’t named and for which police were not required to know and give any occupant a chance to open the door.

In a body camera video, a group of officers are seen barging into the apartment and yelling commands after quietly sliding a key into the door. Locke appeared to be asleep but then gets up holding a gun that his family legally owned. Police then opened fire.

Locke’s family still plans to move forward with a civil suit, according to the family’s attorney Jeff Storms.

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Israel’s Coalition Government Loses Majority

As Coalition Chairwoman Edit Silman resigned Wednesday, Israel’s government lost its majority. In a letter she wrote to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Silman called for a right-wing government to be formed and stated that her key values are inconsistent with what is taking place in the world.

It is not immediately clear what happens next for the government. The most recent government was formed on June 13, 2021.

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Brain Implant Lets Man Spell Thoughts

In a surgically placed electrode brain implant, a completely paralyzed man with the neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is able to spell out his thoughts with neuro-signals, including “I love my cool son.” The man, who is 36, started working with the research team at the University of Tubingen in 2018, seems to be able to now communicate even if the neurological disease has destroyed his control of any movement within his body.

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