he former New York Knicks star is the target of an NYPD investigation after a woman came forward and accused him of rape.
The woman claims Kristaps Porzingis invited her to his Manhattan penthouse in early February (reportedly just hours after he tore his ACL in a game at the Garden against the Bucks) and held her down and raped her.
The alleged victim told authorities that Porzingis pinned her down on a bed in his guest room, penetrated her and then got violent. The woman also told cops he hit her in the face several times, spit on her, called her “my bitch” and “my slave” and said he owned her.
The woman, who’s in her 20’s, reported the rape to police Thursday.
The accuser reportedly told cops Porzingis promised to give her $68,000 in hush money to pay for her brother’s college tuition, but then reneged … which is why she waited to report the alleged sexual assault.
Porzingis was traded by the Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks in February. Mavs owner Mark Cuban says the team has been instructed by federal authorities not to comment on the rape allegation.
Taemon Blair reportedly died by suicide on March 16, according to police in Fort Wayne, Indiana. However, his grieving family is refuting those claims and believes someone lynched the father-to-be.
“We just want him to get justice. That’s all we want. We just want to find out exactly if somebody did it who did it and why, and we want to open it back up to see,” Dee Smith, Blair’s older brother, said to FOX 46 Charlotte, where Blair lived.
Blair’s death has received little media attention from prominent celebrities and activists, except for rapper T.I. posting about his mysterious passing on his Instagram page Tuesday.
Blavity reached out to Fort Wayne police to inquire about the case and was told, “Until the investigation is complete, the police department is not authorized to provide any further information regarding Taemon’s death.”
A GoFundMe page has also been set up by Smith, who penned an emotional plea for assistance in his brother’s funeral costs.
“All of our lives we’ve had to struggle. In and out of foster homes, and group homes. Taemon went through a rough patch in his life. He went to jail for a year. When he got out he promised to change his life. He went and got his diploma. He had straight A’s in HS. He has always been on the A honor roll. My brother finally got his life on track!”
Per Smith, Blair’s colleague found him hanging from his neck in the back of his delivery truck. Initially, the unidentified witness believed the driver committed suicide, which is the same conclusion the Allen Country Coroner’s Office came to in a brief and vague statement released Thursday about Blair’s passing.
“The Cause of Death is Asphyxia due to Hanging, and the Manner of death is suicide,” deputy coroner Christopher Meihls wrote.
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Smith is having trouble accepting that outcome and discussed his family’s theories on the GoFundMe page, as well.
“But something in my heart told me that he didn’t commit suicide. He was 6’5, I thought to myself, how could he hang himself inside of a truck when he’s so tall,” Smith argued.
Blair’s passing has sparked the hashtag #JusticeforTaemon, with many on Twitter coming together to seek the truth in this probe.
A troubling video from Cardi B’s past has resurfaced this week, resulting in heated backlash against the rapper. Now, the Bronx native has spoken up to defend her name.
On Tuesday, one of Cardi’s old Instagram Live clips made its way to the internet. The visual showed the MC admitting on camera to drugging and robbing men. “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f*ck me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,’ and I drugged n****s up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do,” confessed the Invasion of Privacyrapper.
The video quickly sparked a negative response from viewers, including many of her own fans. Wanting to set the record straight and clarify the circumstances surrounding her admission, Cardi promptly posted a long, thoughtful response on Instagram Tuesday evening.
“So I’m seeing on social media that [an Instagram] live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living,” she wrote. “I never claim [sic] to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my sh*t.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper went on to emphasize that her past actions were done out of necessity. “I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options,” wrote Cardi, who has never been shy about her former life as a stripper. “I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not,” she said. “Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive.”
Further defending herself, Cardi noted that she’s neither felt “proud” of drugging and robbing men, nor has she ever “glorified” her actions, unlike many of her fellow hip-hop colleagues:
“There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs an [sic] robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive. I never glorified the things I brought up in that live I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel responsibility not to glorify it.”
Additionally, Cardi clarified that the men she drugged and stole from weren’t random strangers. “The men I spoke about in my life were men that I dated that I was involved with men that [they] were conscious willing and aware.”
“I have a past that I can’t change we all do,” she concluded her post, “all I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.”
Read the full Instagram post below.
Cardi is due to hit the road this July for her first-ever headlining arena shows. Her summer trek also includes festival appearances at Miami’s Rolling Loud, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, and Bonnaroo. Grab tickets to all her upcoming dates here.
Cardi recently reunited with Bruno Mars on the collaborative single “Please Me”, which can be revisited below.
A 14-year-old girl, one of the victims in a brutal, deadly hammer attack in Jefferson Parish, was taken off life support, and the suspect in the assault is facing an additional murder charge, officials confirmed.
Officials with the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office said Wednesday that they received the body of Nashawna Riley after she was taken off life support. Her family confirmed Tuesday that she had been declared brain-dead.
A spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Riley succumbed to her injuries Wednesday. Terrance Leonard, the suspect, was booked on an additional count of first-degree murder, officials said.
Leonard, 33, confessed to the attacks on four children and his girlfriend at a home in the 900 block of West Monterey Court in Terrytown, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said Leonard used the hammer to beat the children while they slept and told detectives he had used crack cocaine.
Leonard is also accused of waiting for his girlfriend, Kristina Riley, to come home and then bludgeoning her to death. Kristina Riley was the mother of three of the children and the aunt of the fourth child.
Two of the children died at the home, investigators said. Two others were taken to a hospital, including Nashawna Riley.
Leonard now faces four counts of first-degree murder.
Dozens came together Monday evening to honor the victims and gathered at Woodmere Cafe in Harvey for a benefit. The owner of the cafe said he had contacted the family members and wanted to do something nice for them. There’s also a benefit set up by Hancock Whitney Bank. To donate, visit any bank location and mention the Riley family.
The family thanked the community for its outpouring of support.
A Tulsa Oklahoma fast food manager has been arrest for shooting and killing a man after the man spat on her. The name of the man is Desean Tallent and after Desean Talent spat on this manager in the process of leaving the the fast food restaurant. After about an hour Desean returned to the restaurant to start more problem for the manager .
Deionna Young, 25 year old (manager) of an Arby’s followed Desean Talent who is also 25 years of age into the parking lot.While Desean retreated back to his car Deionna went to her car and grabbed her gun and shot one shot at Desean car and she coldly went back into the establishment where she worked.
But it seems like from the reading that she did not know that she shot this man in his neck area. The victim tried to drive of out of the parking lot but he crashed and died. The woman did not even have a license for that weapon.
This what i was talking about on ME TV these cops are becoming criminals and they are back by there captain and politicians that is trying to produce a new kind of environment for black people. An environment where poor blacks are being targeted in the hood by the people that should be protecting them.
There certain hot spots that is Hugh and those hot spot places like Baltimore,New York,Stl,Texas , Florida, and a few other place where law enforcement is being unleash on there civilians.
Personally i think , that this country need a task force that over see the cops. We do not need internal affairs we need a special task force in every state that over see’s the police department as well as the state police . I think the federal government should create and organization that have personal contact with the civilians they are trying to protect. I think they should create and organization that sole mission is to protect civilians from Law enforcement and when i say Law Enforcement i mean all Law enforcement including the FBI.
Now if they can do that then the civilians can have some kind of peace of mind where help from Law Enforcement is a phone call away. We need and organization that do not call themselves police or officers or cops to have no confusing titles that can be related to Law Enforcement . We need a organization sole purpose is to keep the police and the courts honest
That is right they got those idiots killed a police officer in chicago. I do not care what kind of hate you have for someone or jealousy since one of the young men wanted to be a Chicago police officer . You do not have the right to take someones life because you feel like doing it.
There was a large gathering in that room that solve this case in a matter of hours. Makes you wonder why the Chicago police only can solve 30 % of the crimes that happens in Chicago.
The leader of the police talked about technology in place and thing got better since he took over.There just one problem with that and how he talked about himself changing the police force in Chicago. If you have all this technology to solve and prevent crime then why Chicago police department only can solve 30% of there crimes.At the same time solve this case with in days where a random shooter came up on a cop and shot him dead and the Chicago police founf them with in a few days
It was like i saw the story and then after i finish the story and posted to my website the people that killed that cop was caught. That is how fast it seemed it was
Iam pretty sure they are going to throw the book at these two and iam sure they are not going to see the light of day ever again.
This wrongful raid of black people’s homes is a National past time with the cops.How cops are making mistakes like this is putting the fear of God in the black community!! You think as long as you don’t brake the law in this country you do not have to deal with crazy crap like this ,but you do!!!
Stuff like this is only felt by the criminals of our race. Stuff like this should never happen to law bidden citizens. Things like this get around and put people on red alert of the cops.
This kind of thing happen to me and my family also, the police raided my house and pointing guns at my brothers head it was crazy. The worst part is they had rookies up in our apartment sweeting bullets while swing a gun to all my family members and friends.
In my opinion this is a physiological attack on the innocent population of our people that have jobs and carrier’s and real lives ,that, that you are not safe anymore !!! We have been given the go to treat you like any other criminal in your race. We are blend you the criminal and you the law bidding citizen as one, What this is is for you to slowly except this as the norm for you.And don’t you dare ask for a search warrant because your not really a citizen of this country and i do not need to show you anything,arrest her/him!!!
Black people will probably say we was born in this country but according to white people black people are not citizens and they was never was suppose to be citizens of this great nation. They are even in the process of getting rid of Natural birth citizenship because they are preparing to get rid of there original slaves in this country.Right now, it applies to the Mexican and the scam when they first get here illegally they have alot of kids so they can become citizens.
When they get rid of natural birth citizenship they will point that to African American and there right ot be a citizen of this great country. And that is how African American will be stripped of there citizenship and deported like the Mexican. Or keep you here and treat you like invaders
There is a war going on between black people and the cops in Chicago we need to say it . What black people are doing and how black people are reacting to Law Enforcement is not normal.
Black people just don’t go around shooting cops for no reason. Maybe, other black people they might do that but against Law Enforcement . I do not think so!!! Maybe things in Chicago is worst than many people outside of Chicago thought.This is not to support there actions in no way but if you are black you have to admit that what these two brothers did was abnormal to who we are as a people.
With that said, these young brothers deserve the highest and hardest sentence that the court can put on these young men. There is no excuse for murder specially a none provoked attack where the cop was just minding his business and doing his job that he swore to do as a police officer.
The body of a 28 year old activist was found in the bottom of the Scioto River . Just before she disappeared the mother got a text message saying that she love her mother and she was sorry.”Now this could be a suicide be you have to ask yourself why did not this young lady call her mother ,why she need to text her mother before committing suicide”?
Report say just before her disappearance she was have huge fight with her boy friend who could be targeted as the main suspect on this case if the police deside that this is in fact is a murder case and not a suicide.
Since she was an activist by trade the public accuse the police of dragging there feet on this case . The Police strongly denies this and said that the was working this case just as hard as all there other missing cases in the era.
To see the full story on what happen to Amber Evans please click on this link
The attack of christians around the world is becoming out of control in these war torn countries.Muslims are attacking christians not just Arab Muslims but African Muslims are attacking Christians . The Bible is also being demonized
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Rape and fraud scandals involving fake pastors have prompted calls for regulation of churches in South Africa.
There have been a number of high- profile cases in recent months involving disgraced pastors and self-proclaimed prophets. President Cyril Ramaphosa has even got involved, urging South Africans to come together to curb bogus pastors.
Victims of alleged sexual abuse have detailed their experiences to the BBC and criticised the invulnerability of so-called men of God who use their position of authority as a cover for abuse.
Mbulelo Mtshilibe reports
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The death of Hadiya Pendleton occurred on January 29, 2013. Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl from Chicago, Illinois, was shot in the back and killed while standing with friends inside Harsh Park in Kenwood, Chicago after taking her final exams. A student at King College Prep High School, she was killed only one week after performing at events for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. First Lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral for Pendleton in Chicago.
President Obama mentioned Pendleton’s death in his 2013 State of the Union Address in Congress, where Pendleton’s parents, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., attended as guests. The crime scene is “just a mile away from [President Obama’s] Chicago house.
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While the UN-hosted Africa Climate Week takes place in Ghana aiming to strengthen African governments’ responses to the climate crisis, hundreds are dead and millions of people face severe impacts as cyclone hits Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
GLOBAL – Already considered by the UN as possibly the worst cyclone ever to strike Southern Africa, Idai has ripped through villages and towns in three countries over the last few days, taking over 1000 lives and leaving a trail of destruction. With winds of 195 km/h accompanied by lashing rains, Idai has already affected millions of people, causing floods, landslides and ruining crops and roads.
Showing that the threats under debate are real, the cyclone hit the continent at the same time governments, private sector and other stakeholders are meeting at the Africa Climate Week to discuss possible late commitments to stop global warming.
Landry Ninteretse, Africa Team Leader at 350.org, said:
“For a continent already wracked by its severe impacts, cyclone Idai is just another chilling reminder of the reality of the climate crisis. Whilst the most vulnerable communities are facing the real impacts of climate change on the ground, government authorities are yet to come up with real and strong commitments.”
“The government’s inertia and lack of concrete actions to solve global warming are an insult to people facing untold suffering in every corner of the continent, whereas new coal and mining infrastructure and carbon commodification continue to be allowed.”
More than two million people could have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and the real death tolls may not be known for many months as the countries deal with a still unfolding disaster. The port city of Beira, in Mozambique, was hit the hardest, with nearly 80 percent of homes and public infrastructures destroyed.
The number of cyclones and extreme floods in Southern Africa have been increasing in the last years due to the change in weather patterns likely caused by global warming. And while some countries appear to be already reducing carbon emissions and moving towards an energy transition that can contain the worse effects of climate change, Africa continues to be an open field for the fossil fuel industry, especially coal infrastructure.
“The solutions to the climate crisis are also well known. They include ending coal extraction and mining in the very short term and stop funding new coal infrastructure – mines or power plants -, while accelerating investments in renewables.
International cooperation and funding from industrialised economies are yet necessary to combat climate change. And such efforts should start by not promoting or funding any fossil fuel projects anywhere in the world.”
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Being the host of the Daily Show puts Trevor Noah is the unique position to tackle the issues of the day with humor, but also to get serious when needed. The Huffington Post reports on a case of the latter, when Noah talked about the death of Emantic Bradford Jr. by police in an Alabama Mall on Thanksgiving night.
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A 23 year old young lady was killed during the end of her trip to spring brake.”It was a tragic accident one of her friends said to a reporter”.Mariah Michelle Logan was in a car with her friends during there three days in Miami for spring brake as well as a birthday celebration when Mariah and her friend Trina Frazier who are both 23 years old started to playing around in the car( 2019 Hyundai Accent )when Mariah started to hang herself outside of the window of the car and the young woman fell out of the car and was hit by on coming traffic.. She was crushed under a Range Rover.
They was just minutes away from the Miami’s International Airport when the incident happened. A Beautiful young woman that lived a short life, To many people now a days do not see a full life because life has taught us to be reckless with the life that God has given us all!!!
To Be reckless with your life is in fact a cool thing in this country we live in the more reckless you are the more fun you are to be around. To be reckless is the same thing as living on the edge with alot of young people do not know can go either way and this case it went the wrong way for this young lady.
The Bible tells us to value your life because this the only life you have it also tells us how to conduct our selves and what to eat to make us live long on this Earth. The world teaches us to live on edge and be exciting and do thing that can cost you your life. Well, this young lady followed the world advice to feel appart of a group that she was in and because of that lost her life at the tender age of 23.
The car that hit the young lady did stop to help but did not stay around witch had the police to change the crime from accident to homicide. Now they are looking for the person or person’s who ran over this young lady on the high way.Link the link for the full story!!!
Keith and Valeria Smith left prison near the Mexican border Wednesday morning and began their extradition back to Baltimore to stand trial for the murder of Jacquelyn Smith.
Around 9:30 a.m., authorities escorted the father and daughter from the Cameron County Detention Center in South Texas, said Sheriff Omar Lucio, who runs the prison.
Coverage of the killing of Jacquelyn Smith »
“I checked with my jailer. They didn’t say anything. They knew where they were going,” Lucio said. “They didn’t create any kind of commotion.”
Their quiet departure marked the end of what police described as a run for the Mexican border with detectives closing in on the alleged murderers. Jacquelyn Smith’s husband, Keith Smith, said she was fatally stabbed after she rolled down a car window to give money to a panhandler in East Baltimore. But Baltimore police said Sunday that Keith Smith and his stepdaughter had been arrested in Smith’s death. Jacquelyn Smith, 54, of Aberdeen was an electrical engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She was stabbed five times in her chest and killed in December, and the crime shocked the conscience of Baltimore residents. Her husband, Keith , and his daughter, Valeria , claimed the killing happened […]
A 5 year old boy was attack by unknown person or persons children welfare that went to the home saw bruises on the kids face as well as other saw this on the kid.They did nothing,Then a few days after the kid was found dead and these people have no answers what so ever to this case.
These people that came to this young man’s house who claim to be child welfare people need to lose there jobs. On top of that when the Child Welfare office got the word that a case they was looking at and visited the house too.The child died a few days after there visit to his home they had no answers. In fact they will not return the phone calls of police and reports are shameful
These organize are becoming rouge and they are becoming soulist and I am sorry to say that a lot of organization like Welfare and the Police department as well as the military is following up on this kind of draconian way of thing in this country.
JOHANNESBURG — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said.
“It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said.
Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people.
It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people, late Thursday and then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi with strong winds and heavy rain. But it took days for the scope of the disaster to come into focus in Mozambique, which has a poor communication and transportation network and a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy.
Speaking on state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said that while the official death toll stood at 84, “It appears that we can register more than 1,000 deaths.”
Emergency officials cautioned that while they expect the death toll to rise significantly, they have no way of knowing if it will reach the president’s estimate.
More than 215 people were killed by the storm in the three countries, including more than 80 in Zimbabwe’s eastern Chimanimani region and more than 50 in Malawi, according to official figures. Hundreds more were reported injured and missing, and nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed in eastern Zimbabwe alone.
Doctors Without Borders said rivers have broken their banks leaving many houses fully submerged and around 11,000 households displaced in Nsanje, in southern Malawi.
U.N. agencies and the Red Cross helped rush emergency food and medicine by helicopter to the stricken countries.
Mount Chiluvo in central Mozambique was badly hit by flooding. One resident said he heard a loud noise, like an explosion, and suddenly saw a river of mud rolling toward his home.
“I was indoors with my children, but when we looked we saw mud coming down the road towards the houses and we fled,” Francisco Carlitos told Lusa, the Portuguese News Agency. The family lost their home and possessions but safely reached higher ground.
The country’s president, who cut short a visit to neighboring Swaziland over the weekend because of the disaster, spoke after flying by helicopter over Beira and two rural provinces, where he reported widespread devastation.
“The waters of the Pungue and Buzi rivers overflowed, making whole villages disappear and isolating communities, and bodies are floating,” Nyusi said.
The United Nation’s humanitarian office said the government issued flood warnings and said heavy rains were forecast for the next 24 hours, including in areas already hit hard by Idai.
The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira was damaged or destroyed. The cyclone knocked out electricity, shut down the airport and cut off access to the city by road.
U.N. officials cited reports that Beira Central Hospital’s emergency room was flooded and without power, and that much of the building’s roof had collapsed. Doctors Without Borders said it had completely ceased operations in Beira hospital, local health centers and throughout the community.
The destruction in Beira is “massive and horrifying,” said Jamie LeSueur, who led a Red Cross team that had to assess the damage by helicopter because of the flooded-out roads.
The U.N. also warned of devastation outside Beira, in particular of livestock and crops.
“As this damage is occurring just before the main harvest season, it could exacerbate food insecurity in the region,” the U.N. humanitarian office known as OCHA said.
Mozambique is a long, narrow country with a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) coastline along the Indian Ocean. It is prone to cyclones and tropical storms this time of year.
In 2000, Mozambique was hit by severe flooding caused by weeks of heavy rain, a disaster made much worse when a cyclone hit. Approximately 700 people were killed in what was regarded as the worst flooding in 50 years.
Mozambique won independence from Portugal in 1975 and then was plagued by a long-running civil war that ended in 1992. Its economy is dominated by agriculture, and its exports include prawns, cotton, cashews, sugar, coconuts and tropical hardwood timber.
More recently it has been exporting aluminum and electric power, and deposits of natural gas were discovered in the country’s north.
RedZoneNews.Net Jamaica — Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by as yet unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.
Haye, a pensioner, was 69 years old.
After murdering Haye, the gunmen then set his house on fire.
The murder of Haye is being investigated by detectives from the May Pen police.
RedZoneNews.Net The Supreme Court a short while ago ordered that Corporal Arleen McBean is to be immediately reinstated as Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation after she was removed from the post in January.
The police corporal and her attorney, Hugh Wildman, had brought an ex parte notice of application for a mandatory injunction in the Supreme Court on February 18 seeking to have the corporal returned as chairman.
There was an amazing robbery in st James Jamaica and it was very deadly.a security guard was killed they to a combined 3 million dollar in cash and checks. Along with the security guard there was two fatalities in the daring robbery
FEBRUARY 26, 2019: President of the Jamaica Association for Resettlement of Returning Residents, Percival LaTouche, says he’s not surprised that four cops have been arrested … The Ministry of Education has outlined a draft of proposed regulations, which include clauses muzzling board chairmen, teachers and principals from criticising the ministry … Eight people were shot, three fatally, shortly after 11 o’clock on Monday night in the volatile community of Williamsfield, Westmoreland
A mother from Akron applied for her kids to go to school that was not in her district in 2011 was convicted on felony charges for lying about living in a district that her and her kids did not have residents in. I remember this because when i was young my mother sent me to a school where it was mostly white kids.At the time i was in grade school she did the same thing this woman did almost and she did not get in no trouble,but this woman did.
Her name is “I felt that the sentence was draconian and really, the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, it’s such a microcosm of everything that is wrong with America when it comes to access to educational quality, when it comes to economic inequality and when it comes to inequality in the criminal justice system,” Syracuse University Professor Boyce Watkins said at that time. r at the time she was homeless and wanted a better life for her two girls. It is total madness that in America you can’t send your kid to a better school then the one that is in your area. I mean , it is not High School or college. She just want her kids to get a good start in life and want to be a good mother and give them a future
It is sad that white people have no problems getting there kids in good school but this country is going to hand this woman a felony charge for the very same thing white people do!!
Because she lied she will have to serve ten days in jail and 80 days of community service for her action in 2011. On top of that William – Bolar was perusing her decree in teaching. This will no doubt her her chances on getting a teaching job as a teacher.
They hired a private investigator to track William-Bolar down where she had to pay 30,000 dollars in back tuition . When they come after you they come after you hard .
When white people get jammed up like this and get caught for sending there kid to a school they are not suppose to be in the Law gives them time to remove there kids from the school. In the case of black people this is not the case you are handed a felony charge that will sticjk with you where ever you go. To every application you ever sign for a job and destroy your credibility. Basically you are still in prison with out the bars until you have no choice to do something stupid and go to prison
“I felt that the sentence was draconian and really, the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, it’s such a microcosm of everything that is wrong with America when it comes to access to educational quality, when it comes to economic inequality and when it comes to inequality in the criminal justice system,” Syracuse University Professor Boyce Watkins said at that time.
Its seem that Amber Guyger had a court date today . That no one knew about, This meet is just a assessment for miss Guyger’s defense . Also the judge would like to communicate with the defendant and see if there lawyer was talk to the defendant;
This part of the court room is a time that most people do not know about. Where the Lawyer can talk to there defendant about evidence and a game plan for the upcoming Trial that will take place on Aug 12.
Amber Guyger is the former police officer that shot a man in his own apartment after she thought that Botham Jean was an intruder in her apartment that was one floor above Botham Jeans apartment.
After Botham Jean was shot Botham Jean can be heard screaming out “why did you do that”. Meaning, why did you shoot me? Just before he died. The particle video of the indecent was caught on camera by a bystander at the housing complex.
Now , The former officer is in the fight for her life but she looks confident going in the court room today.
The world have to come to grips that this cop might get off. You know why i say that? It because this woman could have made that mistake thinking that Botham Jean was in her apartment. It’s true they have been seen with each other in pictures that the news displayed to further criminalize and and radicalize this case. My thought’s are that the former office had a hard day at work and was not pay attention what floor she was on and made a mistake. Because there was report that the door was already open when she got there.Or this woman is just stupid and made a deadly mistake. But , what flame the whole thing was not the shooting itself, But the reason why police went in Botham Jean home looking for drugs witch bang on suspicions of a cover up. But with further review of this case and looking at all the facts.In my unqualified opinion it was a devastating mistake.
In the time that we are having in the united state with all the racism every little or even large story can and will be transformed in some kid of racist ploy by the public and the media to inflame America even more into madness and hate and fear.
Amber Guyger is going to get off but the family can go after the police dept who employed in my Amber Guyger for wrongful death and can sue the department this will be logical move for the family. That if the killing Bathom Jean was not intentional and the defense can prove this.
in Concussion: African American’s as a race can no longer have the conclusion that every case of a police officer shooting a black man had racial intent accident happen and we as a people have to give this possibility in every case when it come to the police. We are all human and we make mistakes what we have to do is learn from our mistakes and work to lean on solving mistakes that happens in this crazy world we live in.
Milwaukee police believe they have discover the body of a missing fwo year old girl whose mother was this weekend
On Saturday the body of a child Noelani Robinson was found in a highway ditch in southeastern Minnesota after Police got a tip Friday night.Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales told the press Saturday morning saying authorities have ID the body as Noelani,pending formal identification and preliminary results.
Noelani went missing after her mother was found murdered in her home
The child’s mother Sierra Robinson , 24, was fataly shot and Noelani’s father Dariaz Higgins, accused of the mothers murder
Higgins was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon and first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon.
He was not with his daughter when he got arrested and the police ask about his daughter and where she was the story he gave them was not true.
So the police decided to launch a nation wide search for the young girl.an Amber alert was given.
The Police issued a 5,000 dolar for the location of the young girl
Her body was found after an off-duty Department of Public Works employee called in the tip Friday evening saying they saw something on the side of the road on Highway 218, near Austin, Minnesota.
Believe or not another that did not a man that have anything to do with the case called tips and alerted them that there was something on the side of the road.
‘He called this tip into the local police department. Off of Highway 218 15 miles north of Austin, Minnesota (which is southwest of Rochester) and just off the shoulder was a blanket. Inside that blanket and wrapped in there was the body of a child we believe is that of Noelani,’ he added.
A jealous young man tried to get his 16 year old girl friends attention by laying flowers and her dogs collar with a note next to her front door
Also, there, under a towel and inside the trash bag with its head and front legs sticking out was the body of Jordan, the girl’s 3 year old Shih Tzu Mix, With a wire around its kneck.
The boy friend lost his cool when he thought his girl was seeing someone else. He start to texted her alot and start leaving threatening phone calls on her phone. he even threaten to kill her dog that he brought the young woman a year ago. If she was not home at a certain time .
Lawrence Graham 19, made good on his promise, detectives said , and now he is facing 6 felony counts of animal cruelty. He was arrested Wednesday night.
Maine: I did not even know that there were felonies that applied to animals where you can get 6 felony charges. He might get 12 years for killing a Dog!!!!
The Detective said in the court room thank goodness that the 16 year old did not come home to see this she would have been traumatized.
Maine: what is he talking about she saw all that on her front pouch!!!!
The 19 year old was man that said his girl was not home and he started to take it out on the her dog that he said that he would kill. The 19 year old did just that At first he tried to deprive the animal of air by putting him in a plastic bag when that failed and the dog ripped a hole in the plastic bag . That is when the 19 year old stranged the pup instead.
The 19 year old wrote a note to her after killing her dog saying , I told you i would kill your dog The 19 year old face 12 years if these are federal charges because federal charges are 2 year or more and he facing 6 counts of them
A Baltimore woman just walked up to a kid on Cherry Hill playground Late Thursday afternoon, Start talking to a young boy she did not know, Then opened fire on the boy and his mother, Police said,
Nichole George ,31, of seagull ave ,is charged with several counts of attempted first – degree murder, first and second degree assault and Hand gun Violations,according to police.
“Geaorge started talking with the 11 year old boy and not to long after they started to talk she allegedly pulled out a gun and shot both the 11 year old and the mother. The commissioner says detective are still working on the why part of this story.
When she pulled out the gun and shot the mother and her kid there where dozens of other kids in the park
George is being held at Baltimore central booking. The charge were not listed in court friday morning.
Friday there was a community meeting at the park people got together to mourn this incident . As wellsorganizations like the anti-violence program for safe streets
Gathered next to the play ground to pray for the boy and his mother.
Police said the attack took place just before 6 pm near round road and seagull avenue . The boy was shot in his hand and head. His mother , 34, was shot in the upper body. Both were takedn to the hospital for treament.
This crazy girl return to the scene and was arrested on sight;The young boy was listed as critical but stable condition friday mourning.
The icident is just the latest incident of Baltimore children becoming victims of gun violence.In November another kid was seriously injured by gun violences 5 year old Amy Hayes this young woman was just walking to the store . Amy Hayes has a relative who was also shot Taylor Hayes a 7 year old girl who was fatally shot in july while riding in the back seat of a car in southweat Baltimore
Major Monique Brown, commander of the Southern District, who responded to the shooting and attended Friday’s vigil, said violence against children is especially difficult. As a mother and grandmother, she said it’s hard not to internalize the incident.
“You go home , you can’t sleep. I think ” i could have done more?”
The community came up and stepped up and helped the police make a arrest in the case. I say “SAY NO TO NO SNITCHING”
The Republican rebels on Thursday were Mitt Romney and Mike Lee of Utah, Marco Rubio of Florida, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
Thom Tillis of North Carolina changed his mind minutes before the vote and said he would oppose it.
The Republican president declared the emergency on 15 February after Congress refused funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, a key campaign pledge.
He aims to circumvent Congress and build his long-promised barrier by raiding military budgets.
It could free up almost $8bn (£6bn) for the wall, which is still considerably short of the estimated $23bn cost of a barrier along almost 2,000 miles (3,200km) of border, but far more than the nearly $1.4bn begrudgingly allotted last month by Congress.
Earlier on Thursday Mr Trump called Democrats “border deniers” and said any Republican opposing him would be casting “a vote for Nancy Pelosi”.
He says the barrier is needed to combat illegal immigration on the southern border which he has described as a “crisis”.
A black South African TV and radio presenter has said he was the victim of a racially motivated attack after stopping to help a group of white people whose car had overturned.
Samora Mangesi tweeted photos of the injuries he sustained in the alleged assault, which he said happened on Friday.
He and his two female friends were called “monkeys”, he said.
When they asked why they were being insulted, he was beaten unconscious.
During the alleged attack in the city of Johannesburg, Mangesi, who is a presenter for SABC, said he received injuries to his face and was bruised along the side of his body after being kicked on the ground.
“Even whilst I was being put in the ambulance, one of these guys tried to run my friend over with his bakkie [pick-up truck] and the paramedics had to intervene.”
since the day of her arrest in 2009 have taken a visible toll. From a girlish suspect, to a groomed defendant, to a mother (still no word on the identity of the father), to a 34-year-old convict in jailhouse scrubs. About the only thing that hasn’t changed for the former Dalia Mohammed is her decision to keep her married name, although she divorced in 2011. Her high-profile courtoom
The Boynton Beach woman’s efforts to win a fourth trial failed Wednesday when a Palm Beach County appellate court upheld her conviction for trying to hire — and thinking she had hired — a hit-man to kill her husband.
Dippolito committed her crime in 2009. She was convicted in 2017.
She was 26 when this saga began. She’s now 36 and a mom. She had a baby along the way — while on house arrest in 2016.
A camera crew from the television show “Cops” was there to record Dippolito’s hysterical reaction in 2009 when police staged a crime scene, and told Dippolito her home had been robbed and Mike, her husband, had been killed — just like the plot Dippolito had hatched with the alleged hit man.
The recording went viral and made the rounds on national news.
After Boynton Beach police arrested Dippolito, told her that her husband of six months was still alive and the alleged hit man was really a cop, Dippolito maintained her innocence.
It was a lover who went to police and revealed her scheme.
The jury at Dippolito’s third trial delivered a guilty verdict. The two previous ones had ended in mistrial.
The former escort is serving a 16-year term at a women’s prison north of Ocala in Marion County. She is one of approximately 3,000 inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution.
Her lawyers argued entrapment in Dippolito’s latest appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach and balked at the presence of the TV camera crew at her arrest.
The defense lawyers also argued that jurors had improperly learned that their client had previously tried to poison her husband’s iced tea with antifreeze.
In a seven-page ruling, Judge Martha Warner rejected all of it.
The police officer didn’t pose as a hit man until after Dippolito’s lover came forward, the ruling said.
“It was the lover who first approached the police with his concern that [Dippolito] would kill her husband, not the other way around,” Warner wrote.
As for the television cameras, they weren’t involved in the surveillance or investigation, she wrote.
“They did not enter the picture until after [Dippolito] had already taken all the steps to solicit the murder of her husband.”
And although the trial judge had made a pretrial ruling that evidence about the poisoning episode could not be introduced at trial, it was with a caveat, the ruling said.
It wouldn’t be allowed “unless something made him change his mind during trial,” Warner wrote. “Something did occur during trial to cause the judge to rethink the earlier ruling.”
When the defense put Dippolito’s lover on the stand, he testified that he did not believe she “actually wanted to kill her husband.”
That opened the door, the judge ruled, for the jury to hear that the lover had also once said that Dippolito had tried to kill
her husband by poisoning him.
“It also explains why the lover initially approached police — because he actually did believe [Dippolito] was going to kill her husband,” Warner wrote.
Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was gunned down Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island home, police sources said.
Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest by a gunman in a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Medics took him to Staten Island University Hospital, where he died.
A panicked family member called 911, telling a dispatcher Cali was run over before he was shot, though investigators were still looking into whether the gunman mowed the mobster down, sources said.
Police were searching for the pickup truck that raced from the grisly scene, sources said.
“There were like six shots, and then there were three more,” one witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Daily News. “The man was on the ground face-up. His head was by his SUV, and the truck was open.”
Cali’s distraught family members rushed outside after the shooting.
“Papa! Papa!” one man cried before lying on the grass, sobbing, the witness recounted.
One woman yelled into her phone, “Why doesn’t the ambulance come? He’s not breathing!” the witness told The News. Another woman “was just making loud noises,” the witness said.
“The cops came, and they were pushing on his chest, but he wasn’t responding,” the witness said.
A man answering Cali’s wife’s cell phone hung up on a reporter Wednesday night.
Cali, who served on the Gambino family’s ruling panel for several years, was elevated to acting boss in 2015, replacing then 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu.
A native of Sicily, Cali has deep mob roots, and his wife is the niece of Gambino capo John Gambino. His brother Joseph and brother-in-law Peter Inzerillo are reputed Gambino soldiers.
Cali rose quickly through the ranks of organized crime, becoming a powerful capo before the age of 40, less than a decade after he became an inducted member, according to court papers.
Federal authorities tried to put a stop to Cali’s rise in the late 2000s after he completed a 16-month sentence for an extortion scheme connected to a failed bid to build a Nascar track on Staten Island.
Asked whether Davis was the intended target of the shooting, police spokesman Jeremy Silbert said detectives were continuing to investigate the incident and that the motive was not known.
People who answered the door at her home Tuesday declined to comment on her death. Those who knew her at school say she was a bright young woman, driven to succeed.
“This young lady was awesome,” said Corey Witherspoon, who, like Powell, knew Davis through Seeds of Promise, a mentoring program at Renaissance Academy. “Just a ball of joy. If anybody needed help, she would help.”
Witherspoon remembers clearly her work ethic: She worked a side job after school.
“I could see a future for her,” Witherspoon said. “I could see her owning her own home.” Having a career. Her killing, he said, “was senseless. Irresponsible. And unforgivable.”
Powell and Davis were so close that she called him “Dad.” They often talked about life, and Powell would give her fatherly advice.
“I’ve lost a couple students,” Powell said. Renaissance Academy’s Anthony Grant, 17, was fatally shot in Baltimore three months ago. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Jackson, who attended the school before dropping out, was shot and killed in 2017 while standing on a porch. Ananias Jolley, 17, was fatally stabbed during a fight at the school in 2015.
“It hurts. Bad. especially this one,” Powell said. Davis “just wanted to be great. … She just lost her life for nothing. ”
Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement that Davis had participated in a crime prevention program sponsored by her office called Project17. She condemned Davis’ killing, as well as the death of Therone L. Jones, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident killed Saturday. Jones had been a part of an initiative called “Aim to B’More,” an alternative to incarceration for low-level drug offenders.
“It was apparent from my interactions with both of these young people that their futures were bright and full of promise,” Mosby said. “[W]e must continue to fight for our young people and tackle the senseless violence that claims so many precious lives in Baltimore.”
The New York Police Department is reportedly investigating claims that a Brooklyn officer performed oral sex on her sergeant and captured the whole thing on her body camera. Citing police sources, the New York Post reports that the officer and her sergeant were on a recent “midnight tour in East New York’s 75th Precinct” when they started performing the sex act in the police car. The female officer reportedly tucked her body camera into her vest, assuming that it was turned off—but the audio recording on the camera is said to have caught both the act and the officer “gushing to her lover” about it as it was being performed. In a statement, NYPD said the “claims are under review” and sources told the newspaper internal investigators were still trying to obtain the audio. None of the officers were identified by name, and both cops remain on full duty.
Maine: things are getting real bad in south America when you have two cops,possibly!!!! Target politicians for assassination.Well, that is what happened in South America in Rio De Janeiro. This woman was an activist for Afro south American’s rights and a fighter for the LGBT community and two cops allegedly killed her,let’s find out why!!!!
The police have arrested two former police officers tuesday in the murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver,The murder shock south America and lead to many protest. It also shocked many countrries.Even though many has been questioned about the murder of Franco a prominent activist for Afro-Brazilian and LGBT rights.
“Its was a crime against a lawmaker, a woman, exercising her democratic function who had her life taken away in an unacceptable , criminal way,” Rio de Janeiro state Gov. Wilson Witzel told reporters
Maine : Its seems that the more i look at south America and the people down there i never seen so much corruption like what iam seeing since my time covering Africa. Assassinations,starvations, you name it the works!!! I did a story about Venezuela and the people eating out of the trash trying to fine food. How that country turn to socialism and now they got the civilian starving to death.
While Witzel praised police and investigators for the arrest,the case send a massive message that there is deep corruption in Brazil’s police force,including connections to the Military and paramilitary groups that controls a large part of the state
The suspects were id as Ronnie Lessa, 48, a retired military police officer, and Elcio Viera de Queiro,46, who was fired from his job in 2015 . The law reject both parties involvement of the shooting
Lessa was arrested near the same rio condominium complex where president Jairo Bolsonaro has his hom, Police said
Maine:Its seems that Brazil is having problems and south America it self is braking down with corruption i will keep track of this story as it continues but as an African American we should pay more attention to our brothers and sisters in Brazil and south America we hav alot of them down there . i hope the arrest the people that killed this woman because in a civilization we only can be civil
In Addition: The people that murdered this woman and activist stood out side a meeting she attended and waited for two hours and killed her on the spot. it is a sad day in Brazil where you freedom cannot be freely be displayed and fighting for people that don’t have a voice can get you murdered!!!! if stuff like this prossit in countries like Brazil how can you have order?
Well that was fast, The local police already identified slain 9 year old as Trinity Love Jones who was found on the side of a hiking trail in los Angeles ,38 year old Emial Hunt the mothers live in boy friend have been charged with the murder of this beautiful young girl.
Maine: Iam trying to figure out if this the man that found out about Trinity’s death over the phone in my last post of this story. But i don’t know i let you know if it is when i continue to investegate this story
Mr Hunt spent alot of time behind bars for torture and child abuse conviction from 2005.He is currently being held on a $2 million bond.
“The family is heart broken and said that we need to get to the bottom of this”, ” we need closer and most of all we need some answer. who would do this to 9 year old
A Columbus Police officer named Andrew Mitchell who is 55 years old, Been on the force about 30 years and a veteran of the Ohio Police Department, was arrested by the FED”s on Monday.Department of Justice said that Mitchell kidnapped serval women under the banner of arrest before forcing them to have sex with him in exchange for them to be set free.
Mitchell, who was place on desk duty in september after being under the investigation for the fatal shooting of a 23 year old Donna Castle Berry, a mother of two Mitchell in the process of shooting Mis Castleberry manage to stab her to death with unissues to the police like a knife
Report say that Castleberry had a knife as well so the cop did not have the knife he took it away from his attacker.
Maine: I thought before you get into a police cruiser they are suppose to frisk you that is standard before you are hand cuffed for a crime . These cops now a days are let criminals in there car with out a pat down or hand cuffs that is very dangerous on there side of things. Unless the cops in Columbus want something to happen!!!!!
Reports also says that this cops rental properties have been link to over 600 calls to police since 2013 His arrest was first reported by WBNS.
Maine: What kind of cop is this ? To have over over 600 hundred calls to your properties it smells of domestic violence and the police covered it up for some reason. Totally unprofessional if you ask me!!! Why was this man on the force for so long if this many calls was link to his properties?
Mitchell , was a detective assigned to a vice unit in march of 2017 after joining the force in 1988,Mitchell have’s extra police protection since being place on leave.He was indicted last week on three counts of depriving individuals of their civil rights under the flag of law and two counts of witness tampering.along with a single charge of obstruction of justice.His indictments was made public Monday.
According to WBNS, Mitchell have arrested at least 200 women over the last two years while he was a detective for the city’s Vice Unit.A woman came out and said she was charged after refusing to have sex with him. He also lied while being questioned by FBI.
The FBI got personal and asked Mitchell did he have sex with prostitutes and he lied to the FBI
Maine: This man is sick i do not know how he have a job any where much less the Columbus Police Department!!! And i question him on the killing of Donna Castleberry. You mean this woman was in your car , you did not frisk her or put hand cuffs on her before you put her in the car with you? On top of that Donna Castlebery manage to hide a knife to kill a police officer ,really? Something is extremely fishy here!!!
Of hundreds of arrests,Mitchell victimizes at least three women, Trading sex for there freedom.
As the district atorney process for a grand jury at this trial Donna family is in pain said Bobbi McCalla, Donna’s sister. “It will be seven if it goes into April since my sister was killed. I think we are due answers.”
“It’s been hell,” said Donna’s mother Michelle Dalton. “It’s still sad, it’s still really sad.
An Ethiopian Entrepreneur ifs face execution in China because she trusted a friend. The friend ask her to transport what she thought was Shampoo Turn out to be Cocaine.
China has strict laws that do not allow drug dealers to go unpunished and this lovely woman is facing the death penalty if convicted. law enforcement is looking for the friend but her friend disappeared and now she is facing death by her self.
Maine : I have no idea why anyone would want to live or even visit China Because if you break a law chances are you are not making back to the country of your birth if the violation is serious enough. You have to becareful of who you call friends now a days.
27 year old Nazawait Abera who is an engineering graduate was arrested on drug trafficking charges and could face death if found guilty.
Maine: This was a child hood friend that set her up in China totally crazy if you ask me. Do you know how much she feels betrayed by that friend. It is not like she just met her on the plane!!!!
Family and friends are sick to there stomachs about what happened to there loved one and losing alot of sleep over it. One friend said: we are fearful and angry that this and they do not know where to go and cry.
The family have not heard from Narawit at all every since the news broke out about here arrest.
Maine: in conclusion, this is a beautiful woman that had a terrible friend that brought her to China to mark her for death with law enforcement in China. That had to be her only plan. Some how the friend made it back to Eithiopia where law enforcement caught her then some how her friend excaped law enforcement and at this time that person is on the run.I think they let her friend go!!!! There is alot of corruption in these country and someone had it out for this woman because they used a Mobb tactic!!! Its not your a stranger that kills you in the Mobb it is always a close friend that knew you for years. I hope she beats this case but iam not beating on it because she is in China.
Maine:”White privilege shows it is ugly face in America once again white woman was texting while she was driving and killed three people all she got was probation”.
Zoe Reardon is an example of the epitome of white privilege. After killing three people, including three month old baby, she will only be on probation for 36 months.
The 18-year-old into a plea deal on Monday to avoid any jail time for possible texting while driving her Jeep to Woodstock, Georgia, before she collided with three people and killed them all in 2017
“You are pretty,” Cherokee County state court judge Alan Jordan said to Reardon sympathetically.” You got a light, have you. I expect this is something you are going to have a hard time dealing with the rest of your life.
Reardon killed Kathy Deming, Kate Hunt and Hunt’s three months old daughter Riley. They are walking to a concert at Woodstock amphitheater.
“Riley died in the collision. Deming died two days later. Katelyn Hunt was taken off life support. A few days after the crash, changes having taken measures to follow her wishes as an organ donor.
Maine: that is heartbreaking. This woman knowing dong well that you are not supposed to text and drive in any city or state in the United States it is illegal. One day you hear next day you all gone. It amazes me that this woman was complimented by Judge says she was young. Those words should never come out of a judges mouth because it shows favoritism. The law supposed to be blind.
Reardon,Defense? Reportedly, she claimed the family just”walked right in front”of the car. However, she Sent text messages to her father just moments before the crash, which Reardon’s team argued did not distract her. Her attorney, Manny Aurora even said.’ Sometimes an accident is just an accident. You do not need to try and force blame on somebody.
Maine: this woman is cold-blooded. Any thing to gain her freedom even when every body in the court knows that if you are texting while driving. You have to take your eyes off the road. The moment that she was texting she hit those people because there is records of her using her phone and same time she killed those people. An accident is not an accident. You break the law. In the process of killing three people.
Reardon, Who turns 19 on Tuesday, told the family,” I regret this the first time he ever heard from me. I often wanted to reach out. I can imagine how much pain you are experiencing. All the heartbreak and loss. I am truly sorry.
Social media has been outraged been the week sentencing, especially considering the through no fault of their own. Ironically, Reardon, while being doing probation in Texas, but she is in college
Maine: that is how it works in these strange days that we having in this country called America. If this is a sign of what the new world order is going to be the world has seen nothing yet. I have no idea how you get probation while killing three people premeditated or accidental. Somebody has to look at the judges background. Do you have a daughter? Does his daughter look like The defendant. What will make him make this decision? I think when it comes to the case a judges background need to be public knowledge to assess any type of favoritism, bias, or racial traits that can affect a judges decision. I believe that the courthouse should have some kind of internal affairs department for the judges, lawyers, bailiffs. We no longer can afford just one man, even if he is a judge to make godlike decisions of the People’s and the citizens of these United States.
The Los Angeles county medical examiner identified the body of a girl found dead this week on Hacienda Heights hiking trail as nine-year-bold Trinity love Jones.
Investors have detained two persons of interest in this case and they are actively continuing there investigation. Name of those detained were not immediately known, however, investigators said there considered a person of interest. Motorola’s advanced files at this time.
The child’s body was discovered by county workers. Around 10:30 AM Tuesday in a duffel bag at the bottom of an embodiment close to Colima Road hacienda Boulevard near the HSI Lai Buddhist temple, Lieut. Scott Hoglund said during a press conference Wednesday.
Maine: is a shame that people perceive themselves to kill a young lady like this. There is no word that can describe a young lady stuff in a duffel bag with half of body parts missing. How can somebody do this to you only. Why is it that these crimes are targeted only to African-Americans.
The child’s death is being investigated as a homicide as the general was the font you love Jones said he learned of his younger daughter’s death through a telephone call.
Maine: what is going on in the world where father is lost track of his daughter so much that he found out about his daughter’s death to a telephone call. Parenting in this country, especially in the black community has to greatly improve. Where is the mother to do so story I read about nothing of the mother should be suspect.
Family members create a memorial candles, flowers, below, stuff animals and photos at the trial where Trinity was found.
“Words cannot explain what is now,” Jones said at a memorial site. “I just want answers. I just want justice. She was just the best full Character, full of life, full of joy.”
An autopsy has been completed on the body of the girl believed to be between eight and 13 years old and described as black, about 4’4″ tall and weighing about 55 pounds. The coroner’s office as the only release because it death.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department release a composite sketch of the girl Wednesday, all with a photo of a paint longsleeved top with the words”future princes hero”and gray pants with pandas on them that she was wearing body was found.
Investigators believe the child’s remains were that at that location within 24 hours of being found that the child died roughly 48 hours before her body was discovered.
“This animal for the department, for the community, and were going to do our best to figure out what day two suspicions death of the child involved,” Sheriff Alexander said in a news conference.” I directed the investigation to spare no effort to find out what happened.”
“Investigators did not observe any obvious signs of trauma to the body. Alex said.
This is believe the girl was left in his garage adjacent to the equestrain trail early evening hours of Sunday, about a day before the body was found.
Authorities are seeking. Tell him it was who saw anything suspicious on the Boulevard included a vehicle pulled over to side during that timeframe or recognize the composite sketch of the girl all cool bleaching was where. Investigators yet know if the girl was alive or dead when she was placed inside the bag, Hoglund said.
“The motive at this time is a no,”Hoglund told reporters.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the shares, cyber at 323-89-0550, or crime stoppers at 800-222- tips
Maine: my first thought about this story is worth it parentsMaine: To often, Nowadays, parents do not pay close attention to the whereabouts of the children, was it the father found out the death of her through a phone call. Especially what happened to the presence of the mother was she involved . There is no mention of the child’s mother throughout this whole story.
How did the killer Kidnapped this child. The message on this child shirt just adds to the horrific point of this story. To me black kids are being snatched up without the parents awareness was born on.
I hope that people see this story and learn the dangers of this world. Keep a close eye on you beloved children and all times. Resting his little sister is your destination.
Late last word they love sex trafficking in the case of slain, was sentenced to life in prison. Joseph Hazeley will serve time for murder “of Desiree Robbins”
Joseph Hazeley was sitting in his car while Desiree Robinson was dealing with client. This client before the party garage when Desiree was altered up by Josephl for sale. Paid sex to the client. The same client recall Joseph so he can have Desiree once again. This time some terrible went wrong Desiree resist the client she wanted no part of it. The clients proceeded to choke Desiree Robinson and then slid it throat and stripped her necked.
While this is happening while Joseph was set in the car acting as security just in case something happened. Unfortunately, something that happened. Joseph proceeded as he discovered the body going home. Left the body. There and proceeded home to get rid of stuff and burn it.
Joseph had three prostitutes two of them got away Desiree was not so lucky she could not get away from the guy.
Recently Desiree’s mother was invited to the White House by Donald Trump to pass legislation solve the problem. Her daughter went through and suffered at the hands of Joseph hazily. Joseph was a life sentence, even though he was knocked a partaker of the woman’s murder. This is the first I have heard of the man serving life actually murdering the person.
There is no information on the whereabouts of the John actually killed Desiree Robinson but the court said that Joseph was actually responsible for the young lady’s death Saturday slapped him with a life sentence.
What hopes you report other people connection to Desiree Wachtel’s death as the investigation continued
R Kelly, an interview was accused of having sex with underage teenagers. This man is being accused and dragged in the mud through the media and law-enforcement without even seen a day in court. R Kelly was crying on national TV and pleading with the public that charges that were brought against him was false. Why would with my past why would i sleep with underage woman that does not make sense.
Today in America, people are being accused of untold unbelievable crimes that has not seen there day in court. The American public forget that a man is innocent until proven guilty. Somehow in this great nation of ours. We have turned that upside down where as a simple accusation can have you fighting for your life.
Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson and many more celebrities are being accused or have been accused of sexual misconduct by many women coming out of blue with accusations. With these women they convict and imprison these men before they stepped inside a court room. With the help of the media there is no need for courts. If this case is being spread throughout the world and United States before the juror gets selected. I will believe this not what America’s forefathers intended. Due to the fact that TV was not invented yet.
American people has to be reserved in a judgment before a verdict is hand out. America and the American people do not want this kind of mindset of guilty be for instance, come into the mainstream. If this happens nobody will be safe from law enforcement or the evil politicians that is developing this mindset in the people using the media, will be safe!!
This Will Open a whole new Pandora’s box with law enforcement carries out there duties enforcing the law . Someone told me that crap float down hill., Well! The crap is starting to float downhill. From celebrities to normal people that will turn America into something we will not recognize in the near future. So look at the video and you give me your thoughts
A rapper is headed to trial for the 2012 murder of his mother to get to her bank account. This young man is seen in videos tossing money in the crowd just after his mother was murdered. When I read this it was something vicious. Something I thought could never be possible. A young man hired someone to kill his mother to get to her money.
It is amazing how vicious these kids are nowadays!!! No more the days son or daughter tries to get your purse and get your car keys and take a joyride. No,longer the days where your kid will steal a few dollars to party on the town. Now these little beast just plainly killing their parents to get what they want.
The story is very disturbing and it takes place in Chicago. One of the most violent cities in America has taken it to a new high. Never would i have thought that any person with a sane mind would ever thing about doing this
Look at the video there was no sign of concern in the young man’s face walking with his friends, going to the bank account and on top of going to the bank account he filming the whole session.
Now this is her only son that comes threw her legs to be born in the world .You never knew that same son that she caressed loved one day end her life. There is a demonic force happening in the African American community. If this mindset continues in our nation it’s going come to a point where we as a race is going to have to purify our people of this madness mindset . It will get worse each generation to the point where we will be despised by all nations.
So read the story about a young man killed his mother to toss USD20,000 of hard earned money to strangerst like he earned it. Here is the link below to read the story:
(CNN)The police officer who fatally shot 12-year-oldTamir Rice in Cleveland four years ago was recently hired by a police department in eastern Ohio, CNN affiliate WTOV-TV reported, citing the department’s police chief. Timothy Loehmann is one of six new officers hired in the Village of Bellaire, about 65 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. The town on the Ohio River has a population of about 4,170.Bellaire Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan told WTOV that Loehmann applied to several police departments and still wanted to be a police officer. “He’s not quitting on being a police officer. He made a decision (in 2014) that’s going to stay with him the rest of his life,” Flanagan said. “Like anybody else, if you make a mistake, someone’s got to give you a second chance, give someone opportunity. There is no worry, I stand behind this officer … I’ll stand behind this officer like I will any of my officers.”CNN’s efforts to reach Flanagan during the weekend were not successful.Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra said on Twitter that Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, feels that “Loehmann doesn’t belong on any police force anywhere & shouldn’t be foisted upon the citizenry anywhere.””But she hopes that this does mean he will never return to Cleveland,” Chandra’s tweet read.
The shooting and verdict
Loehmann shot and killed Tamir Rice in 2014 after a witness called 911 to report that someone was brandishing a gun in a park. The caller noted that the person was “probably a juvenile” and that the gun was “probably fake,” records show. The dispatcher did not share those qualifiers with Loehmann or the officer who was driving, Frank Garmback. Video of the incident shows Loehmann, then a trainee, arriving in a squad car driven by Garmback. The car moves close to Rice, and less than two seconds after the vehicle arrives, Loehmann shoots the boy. Loehmann and Garmback both said in written statements dated November 2015 they thought Rice was pulling out a real gun from his waistband.
A grand jury decided not to indict Loehmann or Garmback. However, Loehmann was fired in May 2017 for being untruthful on his job application. He applied to the Cleveland Police Force in 2013 after resigning from the police department in the suburb of Independence, and after failing a written exam while applying for a job with police in Maple Heights. An internal review panel investigating the Rice shooting found that Loehmann would have been fired from the Independence department had he not resigned.
Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating tactical rules relating to how he drove to the shooting scene. A
dispatcher was suspended for eight days in March 2017 for failing to
relay a citizen’s 911 report that Rice was “probably a juvenile” and
that his gun was “probably fake,” and another officer was suspended for
two days at that time for working a second job near the shooting scene
without permission.The city of Cleveland settled a wrongful-death lawsuit in 2016 with the Rice family for $6 million.
CNN’s Marlena Baldacci contributed to this report.
first, the stabbing death of Jacquelyn Smith on a Baltimore street
corner in December sounded like an act of charity gone wrong.
way her husband, Keith Smith, told it to reporters, the couple and Mr.
Smith’s daughter, Valeria Smith, had been driving home after celebrating
Valeria’s birthday. Jacquelyn Smith, 54, asked him to stop the car so
she could give money to a woman holding what appeared to be a baby
outside in the rain, he said. Then, Mr. Smith said, a man ran up to the
car, tried to snatch Jacquelyn’s necklace through the open window and
“The last thing I
thought, that they were going to take my wife’s life,” Mr. Smith told
reporters shortly after his wife’s death, his arm around Valeria Smith,
Jacquelyn’s stepdaughter, who was sobbing, according to video published by The Baltimore Sun. “I got to live with that every day.”
on Sunday, law enforcement authorities announced a twist in the case:
The attack was staged, Michael Harrison, acting commissioner of the
Baltimore Police Department, said. Mr. Smith, 52, and his daughter, 28,
were arrested by the authorities in Texas on Sunday and charged with
first-degree murder in Ms. Smith’s death on Dec. 1. Sheriff Omar Lucia
of Cameron County, Tex., said that Mr. Smith and his daughter were
arraigned on Monday on murder and other charges, including aggravated
assault. Sheriff Lucia said they were being held in jail without bond.
now know that that was not true,” Mr. Harrison said, referring to Mr.
Smith’s account of how Ms. Smith had died. “It was not a panhandler,”
the commissioner said at a news conference attended by Mayor Catherine
E. Pugh and Marilyn J. Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore.
Smith told the police that a female panhandler had asked for money to
help her feed her young child, according to a police report.
Highway Patrol officers arrested Mr. Smith and Valeria Smith “without
incident” from their rental car, a Toyota Camry, Lt. Johnny Hernandez, a
spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said in an
interview on Monday. They were coming out of the parking lot of a
convenience store at about 10 a.m. Sunday in Combes, Tex., about 35
miles from a border crossing with Mexico.
Hernandez said he did not know what they were doing in Texas or how
long they had been there. It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Smith
or Valeria Smith had legal representation.
The announcement of their arrests was a stunning turnaround in a case that had stoked concerns about the city, which has one of the nation’s highest murder rates, and sympathy nationwide. Oprah Winfrey, the talk show host, said she would think twice about giving money to panhandlers.
Smith was a civilian contractor with the Joint Program Executive Office
for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense in Maryland,
which manages the nation’s supply of defense equipment, a spokeswoman
for the agency said on Monday.
Mr. Harrison, named the city’s fifth police chief in four years
in early January and charged with trying to solve some of its most
persistent problems, declined to answer reporters’ questions on Sunday
about an alleged motive, saying the investigation was “ongoing.”
Smith moved out of Jacquelyn Smith’s house two weeks ago, said Marcel
Trisvan, Ms. Smith’s brother, and handed the keys to him, saying he was
moving to Florida, according to The Sun on Sunday. Mr. Trisvan did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.
at the weekend news conference announcing the Smiths’ arrests said the
suspects had exploited the city’s image in allegedly trying to cover up
the killing. It was one of more than 300 in Baltimore in 2018, according to The Sun.
“People take advantage of Baltimore,” Mr. Harrison said. “We want to make sure the truth comes out and justice is done.”
Pugh, referring to Mr. Smith and his daughter, added: “These
individuals took advantage of a situation — a city that is already
dealing with its own problems.”
December, at a news conference, Mr. Smith said that he had called 911
to report the alleged attack, and that he had been instructed by a
dispatcher to apply pressure to stanch the blood flow of his wife’s
wounds as he drove her to the hospital.
said then that Ms. Smith “felt moved” when he saw the woman and baby in
the rain. He jumped out of the car, he said, and tried to run after the
woman and the man after the stabbing, but returned to the vehicle when
he heard his wife’s screams.
“I try to help people, but we are in our last days, and we need to understand there are some desperate people,” Mr. Smith said.
An Illinois mother and her two children are dead in
what police are investigating as a murder-suicide carried out by the
Will County coroner Patrick O’Neil
confirmed the identities of the victims, and said all four died “in what
appears to be a domestic incident,” according to a news release.
are 28-year-old Jacquelon Gaskin, her 6-year-old daughter Gianna Lee,
1-year-old son Giovanni Lee, and 34-year-old Brandyn Lee, who relatives
and neighbors of the deceased woman identified as her longtime boyfriend
and the father of the two kids, reports TV stations WLSthis link opens in a new tab and WBBMthis link opens in a new tab.
Gaskin’s mother, Rusha Brooks, said the couple who shared a two-story home with the children in Joliet were growing apart, and her daughter wanted out of the relationship.
“He was like a controlling type of guy, and I think she was trying to break away from that, and I think that was the trigger, because otherwise why would you?,” she told reporters, according to WBBM. “That was his last bit of control, was to take everybody away, not just himself.”
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She said her daughter “was loved,
and she is loved, by a lot of people, and he just didn’t disrupt his
life, he disrupted a lot of lives.”
According to multiple reports,
police said they responded to a report of shots fired inside of the
couple’s home just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Neighbors reported a woman’s
screams after she apparently discovered the bodies.
All four victims were on the second floor, police said.
Authorities have not officially
identified the shooter, but law enforcement sources told WBBM the
investigation likely will show Brandyn Lee shot himself after first
shooting his girlfriend and their two children.
Autopsies for the victims were scheduled for Friday.
Gaskin was studying to become a nurse, family members told WBBM.
“Jesus and God are going to handle
all of this,” said Terrance Brooks, Gaskin’s stepfather, reports WLS.
“My grandchildren and my daughter are going to heaven.”
The Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is expected
to announcing her decision in the review of the officer-involved
shooting death of Stephon Clark today.
Se’Quette Clark, the mother of Stephon Clark, says she spoke with the
district attorney in a private meeting on Saturday, March 2 – prior to
the noon announcement of the release of the findings in the shooting
death of Stephon Clark in 2018.
The decision the DA is about to make was what she expected but not what
she had hoped for, Mrs. Clark said.
“No justice, no peace,” Clark said when asked what should happen next.
Follow the District Attorney’s findings here: https://bit.ly/2Het1Fp
Oswego, IL — The parents of Ariana Reddick, a 3-year
old girl from Illinois, are outraged after a daycare worker allegedly
pulled a braid from their daughter, ripping it from her head. They have
since filed a police report against the center and talked to the
Illinois Department of Child and Family Services.
Robin Reddick, the mother of Ariana, said she received a call from
KinderCare Learning Center, where she dropped her daughter off on
Tuesday last week, saying that something happened to her daughter but it
was not an emergency.
But when she went to the daycare to pick up Ariana on that day, she
found that her braid appeared to have been ripped from her head.
“It looked very painful,” Reddick told NBC News. “I can see hair follicles of her hair.”
Ariana’s teacher told her that they allegedly noticed the missing braids after nap time.
She and her husband took Ariana to the doctor, who told them that a
high level of force has been used to be able to result in that damage.
Meanwhile, the daycare did not comment about the incident but stated
that they immediately reached out to the family when they noticed the
“Although no injury occurred, we also reported the incident to state licensing, so that they may look into the matter for themselves, if they so choose,” the statement read.
Once South America’s richest country, Venezuela implemented a socialist agenda.
Now people are starving to death.
Venezuela’s inflation, estimated by the International Monetary Fund to reach 720% in 2017, is the highest in the world. The economy has shrunk 27% since 2013, according to local investment bank Torino Capital; imports of food have plummeted 70%.
Huge numbers of Venezuelans are bringing their children as they rummage through garbage for food; farm crops are routinely stolen; groceries are looted. As The Wall Street Journal notes, things have become so dire that families padlock their refrigerators.
According to the National Poll of Living Conditions, 75% of Venezuelans said they had lost an average of 19 pounds last year. As a result, riots have erupted; by last Friday, more than 35 people had been reported killed.
Livia Machado, a physician and child malnutrition expert, said there has been a marked upswing in emaciated infants brought to the Domingo Luciani Hospital in Caracas. A recent study from the Catholic charity Caritas of 800 children under the age of 5 in Yare and three other communities showed that in February nearly 11% could die from severe acute malnutrition.
Meanwhile, government officials will not permit food and aid to be imported. 90% of homes in the country could not afford food to feed their residents.
As Juan Carlos Hidalgo wrote roughly one year ago:
During the course of a decade and a half, the government received nearly $1 trillion in oil revenues— the equivalent in today’s money of more than seven Marshall Plans. This was enough to mask the effect of hundreds of expropriations, stifling economic controls, and otherwise running the private economy into the ground. Part of the windfall was spent on social programs, which temporarily improved some social indicators and made the regime popular among poor Venezuelans.
But a couple of years ago, the then minister of education admitted that the aim of the regime’s policies was “not to take the people out of poverty so they become middle class and then turn into escuálidos” (a derogatory term to denote opposition members). In other words, the government wanted grateful, dependent voters, not prosperous Venezuelans. What defenders of the Bolivarian revolution have seldom acknowledged is that a significant portion of the oil revenues was simply stolen. It is difficult to specify an exact figure thanks to the government’s opaque finances, but two former ministers-turned-critics claim that it amounts to $300bn— an estimate consistent with independent analysis.
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Members
of the National Action Network said they won’t give up until justice is
served in an investigation involving allegations of excessive force by
two Florence County deputies as they were arresting a man earlier this
month in Florence.
group held a news conference Wednesday outside the Florence County
Sheriff’s Office. They held signs saying, “No Justice No peace.” The
group is advocating for 34-year-old Tyler Fleming.
Fleming said he was assaulted by two deputies at a store two weeks ago on East Palmetto Street in Florence.
people said they witnessed the entire incident and can’t understand why
deputies had Fleming pinned to the ground in what appeared to be a
choke hold while in handcuffs.
Fleming said all he did was ask a deputy for a ride to Mullins.
James Johnson with the National Action Network said he is upset that
the two witnesses haven’t been interviewed by an investigator assigned
to look into the allegations. James said he is also very upset the two
deputies involved in the incident are still working and haven’t been
placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.
two witnesses, along with several others, expressed their frustrations
with the investigation. The group is asking to meet with Florence County
Sheriff Kenney Boone about their concerns.
“We tried to meet with
him. To communicate with him by phone. He refused to call my office
back. This led me to believe that he don’t want to resolve this problem.
And I want to send a strong message to him that choking Mr. Tyler will
not go away. Not one bit. So, I would like to sit down and talk with Mr.
Kenney Boone about the two officers,” said Johnson.
Sheriff Boone said a special investigator was assigned to the case from the day the allegations surfaced.
a statement, Boone said, “While being detained for further questioning,
the subject refused to follow reasonable verbal instructions and
resisted officer’s attempts to properly detain him, forcing the officer
to take the subject to the ground. “
Fleming is being represented by attorney Cheveron T. Scott.
said, “Tyler is in good spirits and looks forward to his day in court
on these criminal charges but more importantly, he would like to do
whatever he can to make sure that this does not happen to another human
DeSoto police officers accused of brutalizing a family
after a 911 call last August either did not activate their body cameras
or wear them during some of the most heated moments, according to
police officials and footage obtained by The Dallas Morning News.
The lapses ran afoul of the Dallas suburb’s policies
requiring officers to wear cameras and keep them running during most
encounters with the public, police chief Joseph Costa acknowledged in an
His confirmation comes after The News
obtained the officers’ body camera footage through Texas’ open records
law and compared it to a dashcam video released last year. Since that
time, the chief had maintained his officers did nothing wrong.
The Dallas County district attorney’s office, meanwhile,
will be investigating the family’s allegations of brutality, a
spokeswoman told The News. The decision was made last week following a meeting with the family.
The dashcam captured six DeSoto officers responding to the home of
Sammie Anderson on Aug. 7 after she asked a friend to call for help in
breaking up an argument between her two oldest sons. The caller
suggested someone was wielding a weapon, but by the time police arrived
the dispute was over. Police tackled Anderson and Tased one of her adult
sons, who had already complied with orders to lie on the ground and
appeared to be no threat.
Because the dashcam footage was shot
from a distance, it was difficult to identify which of the five officers
surrounding the man Tased him, and how many times, among other details.
By syncing footage from the separate videos, The News
found that three officers’ cameras were dark during the Tasing. The
department’s policy says officers should activate their cameras before
arriving at scenes.
A fourth cop’s camera caught only blurry images. A
fifth’s was too far away. And a sixth officer at the scene didn’t wear
one, Costa said.
Warning: this video includes images of
violence and strong language. It has been edited for length and clarity
and to remove personal information such as birth dates
A shooting early Sunday morning at an exclusive night club in the
South Shore neighborhood left six people wounded, all of whom are
expected to survive.
The shooting unfolded at 3:43 a.m. inside a lounge that was
closed to the public in the 2900 block of East 79th Street, according to
spokespeople for the Chicago Police Department.
“This appears to be some type of fight that escalated,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Sun-Times.
A 24-year-old woman told detectives she heard gunfire erupt before feeling a bullet rip through her leg, police said.
She and a 26-year-old man, who was shot in the buttocks and grazed in
the chest, were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, police
Later that morning, four people who were also wounded in the bar shooting showed up at hospitals, police said.
Three men — two 25-year-olds and a 31-year-old — arrived at Jackson
Park Hospital, police said. All three said they were dancing at the club
when shots rang out and people started falling to the floor.
A woman, 29, took herself to Provident Hospital after being shot in the knee, police said.
All six people suffered wounds that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, police said.
On Sunday morning, Guglielmi announced that Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson ordered a wide-ranging investigation into the club, its owners and the people who were there when the shooting happened.
One team of investigators is looking into whether the club’s license
holders or attendees have any ties to gangs or organized crime, while
another is investigating whether the building is up to code and the
club’s licenses are in tact, Guglielmi said.
“Organized crime units & the CPD troubled buildings section will
support the effort that will be led by the Commander of CPDs vice unit,”
No one has been arrested as Area South detectives investigate the shooting.
A former employee of a Waukegan school district is facing felony
charges after being arrested last month for allegedly sexually abusing a
On Feb. 19, members of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive
Task Force arrested 26-year-old Gabriel Valadez in Waukegan, according
to Chicago police. Valadez, of Darien, was later charged with felony
counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 13 years
old, exploitation of a child under 13 and grooming.
Police said Valadez chatted with the young girl on FaceTime,
instructing her to undress and perform sexual acts while he masturbated.
Additionally, Valadez received nude photographs that showed the girl
performing sex acts, police said.
When they met up in person, Valadez grabbed the girl’s hand and placed it on his crotch, police said.
From August 2017 until Monday, Valadez worked as an administrative
assistant for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60, according to
district spokesman Nicholas Alajakis. He never worked in the district’s
schools and had no contact with children, Alajakis said.
Valadez is being held without bail at Cook County Jail, according to
the Cook County sheriff’s office. His next court date was scheduled for
Louis D. Coleman III, the man
arrested in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Jassy Correia,
will face multiple charges in Rhode Island, including failure to report
a death, authorities said Friday.
The 32-year-old Providence resident was arrested in Delaware Thursday and is awaiting law enforcement to bring him back to New England.
Philadelphia, PA — A line of fashion dolls arrives on the scene, stunning, curvaceous, and impeccably dressed. What are they called? Beautiful Blessings. Since 2016, a growing number of girls, young women, and doll collectors are embracing these exquisite dolls with realistic proportions, designed and produced by Raveen James. The Beautiful Blessings Doll Company has now launched the doll’s full wardrobe, a collection of couture ensembles, elegant and trendy fashions and accessories.
I created the Beautiful Blessings Doll Collection to build self-esteem
and confidence,” says Raveen. ”I wanted girls and women to own dolls
that help them realize that they are beautiful inside and out.”
Dolls allow young girls to imagine themselves and the future they
envision. From early childhood up until puberty and sometimes beyond,
doll lovers can own upwards of ten fashion dolls. Their form becomes
ingrained in children’s imaginations as the ideal body type during the
early stages of development, which could easily distort their
expectations when dolls have dimensions that are disproportionate and
It has been widely reported that 2/3 of women in the United States
wear a size 14 or over. Not only is this populous underrepresented in
the fashion and entertainment industries, but the representation of this
demographic is scarce in the toy industry, as well. The most popular
brand of the 11½-inch fashioned doll in the country is scaled to
dimensions that would theoretically be impossible for a human
counterpart, potentially contributing to an unhealthy self-image among
girls and young women.
Girls and women are Beautiful Blessings that are divine creations.
The need for representation, inclusion, and body positivity for fashion
dolls has only recently become a point of interest in the toy industry.
Meanwhile, Deborah, by being a fuller-figured fashion doll available for
purchase online, made her bold debut in 2016.
“I created the Beautiful Blessings Doll Collection because I wanted
to help girls love themselves and to reinforce that they are beautiful
just as they are. Let’s put an end to young girls body-shaming each
other, putting themselves down, or believing that they have to be
half-dressed to be considered beautiful,” says Raveen. “These dolls are
for them to see for themselves – they are already fully beautiful. And
that’s what the Beautiful Blessings Doll is all about – owning who you
The Beautiful Blessings Doll Company has partnered with As Seen On TV
Toys. Beautiful Blessings commercials now air in Dallas on Nickelodeon,
in Los Angeles on Lifetime Television, and will soon be shown in major
cities around the country. Elegant and trendy fashions and accessories
are available in a variety of styles and fashion-forward patterns. Each
doll arrives with an extraordinary, empowering message. Sorority themed
colors – Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi
Beta – are also available.
When asked, what is the appropriate age for this doll, Raveen
replies, “Beautiful Blessings are perfect for any age. Because we’re
never too old to play with dolls.”
The brand is also available at select boutique stores including Ms.
Denise’s i-CANDY BOUTIQUE in Harker Heights, TX (254) 681-1772, C’est La
Vie in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (508) 681-6181, and also is
looking forward to availability in large chain stores.
A dispute over one dog humping another prompted a woman to call the police on a black man in Massachusetts, according to dog owner Franklin Baxley.
In an interview with HuffPost on Friday, Baxley said he took his pitbull Dusse and his nephew’s dog to Attleboro Dog Park, where a woman called the police to report him because his dog was humping hers. An officer eventually arrived, but no citation was issued.
Baxley, a former attorney, posted several videos of the incident to Facebook on Thursday, where it has drawn nearly 1 million views. In the videos, the woman says into a cellphone that she is being “verbally assaulted” and later accuses Baxley’s dog of assaulting her dog.
“You’ve heard of Barbecue Becky ― because this is the newest one here,” he says to the camera as the woman appears to be on the phone with police.
While defending his dog’s behavior, Baxley tells the woman, “I’ve seen every single dog hump another dog here.”
“Your dog keeps humping my dog and assaults,” the woman can be heard saying in another video.
“I asked you to leave because your dog was humping my dog. That’s the rules,” she says later after an officer arrives.
A third woman can be seen in the video telling Baxley his dog is behaving “inappropriately.” Baxley also continues filming the woman, who tells him to get away from her.
Meanwhile, the three dogs continue to play with each other with no apparent issues as both owners follow them.
The videos have sparked a furor online. Critics of the woman have nicknamed her Dog Park Diane.
This is the latest case in an ongoing phenomenon of white people calling 911 to report on people of color who are doing ordinary things, including having a picnic, entering their apartments or babysitting.
Baxley said he let his two dogs out of his car to play inside the gated dog park, which at that time had no dogs inside, while he watched from his car. Later, the blond woman entered the park, prompting him to leave his car to be with his dogs. As the dogs greeted the woman’s dog, sniffing each other’s rear ends, Baxley said Dusse humped the woman’s dog, which made the woman “visibly frustrated.”
Baxley said he told his dog to stop and apologized to the woman. Then the woman asked Baxley to leave the park, a request that Baxley declined.
“She immediately says, ‘I’m going to call the police,’” Baxley told HuffPost. “She turned her back to me and picks up the phone and starts calling the police.”
Baxley said he believes the woman called the police because she was uncomfortable that he was black. He continued to film the woman and criticize her for making a big deal out of dogs humping at a dog park.
“If I were white, I don’t think she’d call the police to gain any sort of advantage in this minor dispute about dogs humping at a park,” he told HuffPost.
A law enforcement officer later appeared at the park and told Baxley that he couldn’t leave his vehicle’s engine running, which was a “motor vehicle citation.” The officer also told Baxley that he shouldn’t have stood next to the woman to explain his dog’s behavior because that “could be considered an assault … even if you don’t touch the person.”
The Attleboro Police Department did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Baxley said he believed the woman was being racist and accused her of using the police as a “weapon” against him because he is black.
“The way my anxiety is set up, I feel threatened whenever I’m confronted by the police,” Baxley said, referring to a comedian’s joke that he can relate to as a black man.
“I don’t think it’s unreasonable for a black man in America to feel uncomfortable around police officers given the current state of affairs in this country,” he added.
Many argue that police still aren’t being held accountable for unnecessary violence and prejudice against black men. Baxley said this could be seen in the way the officer approached him.
“This is the America we live in, and it’s sad,” he told HuffPost. “It’s sad that this woman felt her first response to a conflict with a black man was to call the police when it’s completely minor and there is no crime being committed.”
Neither woman in the video has been identified, though Baxley said the brunette woman may have been a volunteer for the dog park.
The early 2020 Democratic primary has been occupied
lately by a surprisingly polarizing question: Should the United States
offer restitution to the descendants of slaves in the form of
reparations? Already, several candidates — notably Sens. Kamala Harris
(D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — have said yes.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t so sure.
“I think what we have got to do is pay attention to
distressed communities: black communities, Latino communities, and white
communities, and as president, I pledge to do that,” Sanders said when
asked about the issue on ABC’s The View on Friday.
The View’s Sunny Hostin went on to press him further and ask if he would back reparations, in the form of money, explicitly.
“I think that right now, our job is to address the crises
facing the American people and our communities, and I think there are
better ways to do that than just writing out a check,” he said in
This isn’t the first time Sanders has shied away from backing reparations. During a CNN town hall earlier this week, Sanders instead noted that he supports legislation from Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) that focuses federal resources on communities that have a high level of poverty.
Several 2020 candidates support reparations, but it’s not immediately clear what that means
For now, the definition of reparations in the 2020
context is murky. At the moment, reparations appear to be any policy a
candidate is willing to call reparations. A recent New York Times story by Astead W. Herndon found Warren, Harris, and Booker backed “race-conscious policies” in some form. The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein
followed this up by asking candidates directly if they supported
“reparations.” Those three followed with yes, though it was unclear what
the policy might actually look like.
“When you look at the reality of who will benefit from
certain policies … it will directly benefit black children, black
families and black homeowners because the disparities are so
significant,” she said.
A Booker representative has suggested that his baby bonds proposal, which would guarantee all newborns savings accounts in an effort to limit the racial wealth gap, could be a “form of reparations.” Warren, too, has highlighted legislation “that would provide help to minorities in making a down payment on a home,” Reuters reports.
Sanders indicated on Friday that he does not back a
direct payment to descendants of slaves, but it’s increasingly unclear
whether other 2020 candidates’ definition of “reparations” explicitly
includes that either.
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