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Since February, WNBA star Brittney Griner, has been held in custody in Russia on drug-related charges.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Biden Administration has offered a “substantial proposal” so that Griner and another American, Paul Whelan, can return to the United States. Thus, Brittney could be coming home soon.

Blinken added that the offer was made weeks ago, and he would like to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The two haven’t spoken since February 15.

“…I plan to raise an issue that is top priority for us. This is the release of Americans Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner, who’ve been wrongfully detained and must be allowed to come home.”

Blinken didn’t disclose any information on the details of the proposal. However, prisoner swap rumors have been circulating since Griner’s trial began.

One name that has gone around is Viktor Bout. He is a Russian arms dealer, called the “merchant of death.” He was sentenced to 25 years in the U.S. This was after he was convicted of conspiracy to kill U.S. residents and aiding terrorists groups.

Some diplomats have warned that making a deal like this could cause issues for tourists, and the proportionately with Bout isn’t the same. This is because Bout is a hardened terrorist, and it doesn’t seem to be a fair trade for Griner. Thus, it may lead to another situation, later, where another American is unjustly detained in the same country for leveraging intentions. This would be for “some major foreign policy asset that we hold of theirs.”

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Earlier this month, Griner pleaded guilty to drug-smuggling charges, citing that she wasn’t trying to break Russian law. This was as she possessed vape cartridges that had oil derived from cannabis. Griner could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications expressed his thoughts, as well. “…we sure hope that the Russians will accept this proposal and that we can get these Americans back home to their families where they belong.”

In 2020, Whelan, a Michigan corporate security executive, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted of espionage. He and his family have adamantly stated that he is innocent. The U.S. government has declared that the charges against him weren’t valid.



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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency and activating the state’s emergency operations plan, which enables state agencies to prepare for Hurricane Ian’s potential impact to the state. The governor’s order directs the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to coordinate with all relevant state agencies and to be prepared to respond to any requests for state assistance from county emergency managers.

“It’s still too early to know exactly how Hurricane Ian will affect South Carolina, but preparations at the state level are well underway, and this declaration of emergency is another step in that process,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “We do know we’ll see a lot of rain and significant storm surge on our coastline over the coming days – now is the time for each South Carolina to make plans for every contingency and be prepared.”

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SHOCK VIDEO: N.C. Police Officer Shot at Point-Blank Range By 14-Year-Old Boy

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CHARLOTEE, NC (Scroll down for video) – ​On Monday, December 27, 2021, officers were dispatched to a Larceny from Vehicle in progress call for service in the 6100 block of Winged Elm Court. The caller also advised that the suspect had pointed a firearm at a nearby citizen. Responding officers made contact with the suspect, who fled on foot. At the time, it was not known that the suspect was a juvenile. During a brief foot chase, the armed suspect fired at the pursuing officer, Elliott Whitley, striking Whitley in the shoulder. Officer Whitley returned fire and the suspect was not struck.

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The suspect continued to run with the weapon towards a heavily populated apartment complex as well as in the direction of other responding officers who were able to take the suspect into custody.

Officer Whitley was transported to an area hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was later identified as a 14-year-old who had an extensive felony history including charges in 46 criminal cases dating back as far as 2014.

The CMPD Homicide Unit responded to the scene to lead the investigation, and Crime Scene Investigation responded to collect physical evidence. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team also responded to assist.

As is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau conducted a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the incident.

The investigation determined that Officer Whitley was justified in his actions, including returning fire, due to the deadly threat posed by the suspect.

Officer Whitley was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy whenever an officer discharges a service weapon. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20211227-0720-01.

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