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Owner Of Adidas, Bernard Tapie And His Wife Are Beaten And Tied Up By Burglary Gang In ‘Extremely Violent’ Raid

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Bernard Tapie, french billionaire tycoon and former owner of Adidas was attacked along with his wife during an ‘extremely violent’ burglary at his luxury estate near Paris.

The former French government minister, 78, was repeatedly hit over the head when a group of men broke into his manor house in Combs-La-Ville overnight on Saturday, April 3. They also beat up Tapie’s wife, 70-year-old Dominique Tapie, before tying them up with electrical cords.

After the burglary attack, Mrs Tapie was taken to the hospital for treatment but her husband chose not to.

Their grandson Rodolphe Tapie said of the attack: ‘My grandfather refused to be taken away.

‘He is shattered, very tired. He was sitting on a chair when he was hit with a club.

‘My grandmother was taken to hospital for a check-up. She’s doing well.’

French billionaire tycoon, Bernard Tapie and his?wife are beaten and tied up by burglary gang in

Local prosecutors indicated that the burglars got away with two watches, including a Rolex, and jewellery.

Guy Geoffroy, the Mayor of Combs-La-Ville said Mrs. Tapie had raised the alarm after untying herself and escaping to a neighbour’s home.

He added: ‘[The raiders] pulled her by the hair because they wanted to know where the treasure was.

‘But of course there was no treasure, and the fact that they didn’t find one made the violence even worse.’

Tapie, who is currently suffering from cancer, served as a Socialist minister in France while also building up a sports and media empire. He was once the owner of Ligue 1 club Marseille which won five French titles and the Champions League under him, though he was also found guilty of match-fixing and the side was relegated as punishment.

In the past, he received criminal convictions for tax fraud and misuse of corporate assets, and at one stage went to prison for five months.

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Female Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright Identified As Kim Potter

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Authorities have identified the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, sparking protests and unrest.

Kim Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in an emailed statement.

Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter

The BCA said she’s on standard administrative leave, but would not disclose any further details, citing the active investigation into Wright’s death.

Wright, a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Center, after officer Potter said she mistook her taser for a gun and fired at him. He died about 10 miles from where George Floyd, another black man was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year.

The Hennepin County medical examiner said Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, ruling his death as a homicide.

Following the news of his death, hundreds of people gathered to protest, and after a night of unrest, including looting, the National Guard was called in and a curfew was declared.

President Biden has called for any protests against Wright’s shooting to remain “peaceful.”

“There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting, no justification for violence. Peaceful protests, understandable, and the fact is that, you know, we do know that the anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the Black community in that environment is real, it’s serious and it’s consequential. But it will not justify violence and/or looting,” he said.

“And we should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” he said.

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President Biden Calls For ‘Peace And Calm’ After A 20-Year-Old Black Man Was Killed By Police In Minnesota

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President Joe Biden has called for “peace and calm” in the wake of fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting.

Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by female police on Sunday afternoon, pril 11, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

An officer’s body camera footage released on Monday indicated that Wright got out of his car, but then got back in. It’s not clear why, but Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters it appeared from the video that Wright was trying to leave the scene. Gannon also said that the video appeared to show an officer had shouted “Taser!” but fired her handgun accidentally, killing Daunte Wright.

According to Wright’s mother, who had spoken to her son before the shooting, he was pulled over for having an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror, which is illegal in Minnesota.

Police said Monday that he was stopped for a traffic violation. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes, based on the body camera video, that the officer who shot Wright mistakenly believed she was firing a Taser and not her gun.

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Wright was shot about 14 miles north of where George Floyd, another black man was killed last year. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial charged with second-and third-degree murder. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

In a tweet, Biden wrote: “Today I’m thinking about Daunte Wright and his family and the pain, anger, and trauma that Black America experiences every day. While we await a full investigation, we know what we need to do to move forward: rebuild trust and ensure accountability so no one is above the law.”

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Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office about Wright’s death Sunday, President Biden said: “I haven’t called Daunte Wright’s family, but my prayers are with the family. It’s really a tragic thing that happened. The question is was it an accident? Was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation,” he said, describing the body camera video of the shooting as “fairly graphic.”

Biden called for any protests against Wright’s shooting to remain “peaceful.”

“There is absolutely no justification, none, for looting, no justification for violence. Peaceful protests, understandable, and the fact is that, you know, we do know that the anger, pain, and trauma that exists in the Black community in that environment is real, it’s serious and it’s consequential. But it will not justify violence and/or looting,” he said.

“And we should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” he said.

Asked whether he would deploy federal resources to help keep the peace, Biden noted that he had already done so because of Chauvin’s trial.

“There are already federal resources,” Biden said. “There will not be a lack of help and support from the federal government if the local authorities believe it’s needed.”

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