Two Mothers Protesting Gun Violence Was Killed During A Drive Bye

Two mothers in Chicago have been killed in a drive-by shooting as they stood on a street corner in an effort to deter gun violence.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were volunteers for Mothers Against Senseless Killings and had been camped out at the corner to prevent conflict.

They were shot on Friday evening by the occupants of a blue SUV. No arrests have yet been made.

Supporters say they are shocked by the killing and will honour their memories.

“It is sacred ground, as far as we’re concerned,” said Mothers Against Senseless Killings (Mask) member Maria Pike, referring to the South Side Chicago street corner policed by the fallen mums.

“This was a haven that was built by moms,” she told ABC 7 in Chicago. “The lack of humanity is shocking,” she added.

Grant was a 26-year-old mother of four and Stoudemire was a 35-year-old mother of three.

The women were hit around 22:00 local time (03:00 GMT Saturday) while standing on West 75th Street and South Stewart Avenue in the city’s violence-plagued Englewood neighbourhood.

“It is terrifying. It is heartbreaking. I haven’t slept because I am trying to figure out how we can stop this,” Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mask, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Who’s next? I just keep thinking, Who’s next?”

The group began occupying the corner around four years ago, and host barbeques there throughout the summer, in the hope that their constant presence will deter violence.

They have also offered counselling and guidance to community members, according to friends and activists.

A 58-year-old man who was present suffered a graze wound to his arm.

“It’s too much around here,” said the man, who did not wish to be identified, as he returned to the shooting scene to pay respects at an impromptu memorial.

“The older people can’t come out and sit on the porch; the kids can’t play,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s just, wow. Everyone is scared.”

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement that the murders were under investigation, and that investigators “have no evidence that we can point to that suggests the women were the intended targets”.

“We also have no evidence to the contrary,” he added.

Jealous uncle, 44, ‘follows home and shoots dead his 21-year-old niece after having secret affair with her behind wife’s back’

Florida man is being accused of shooting dead his much-younger niece with whom he was having a secret sexual affair, police said. 

Stephen Myers, 44, allegedly followed 21-year-old Winnie Mendoza home before killing her at around 8 a.m. on July 26, according to Miami-Dade police.

Myers, who is married to Mendoza’s aunt, said he’s been having an illicit affair with her for the past two years. 

Officials said that as Mendoza got out of her car, the suspect approached her with a firearm and demanded to know who she had been with all night.  

Winnie Mendoza, 21, seen in Facebook photos, was fatally shot by her jealous uncle outside her Miami-Dade home last Friday morning

Stephen Myers, 44, is married to Mendoza’s aunt, 34-year-old Luisa Amanda Mendoza, with whom he has two sons (they are seen in a Facebook photo)

Myers allegedly followed his niece home and shot her dead after a heated argument

They got into a heated argument and Myers shot the victim multiple times and fled the scene. 

Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the corner of Southwest 152nd Avenue and Southwest 307th Street in the Leisure City neighborhood.

Mendoza’s mother-in-law reportedly found her body lying in the driveway in front of her house.

Officials said they recovered a gun at the scene. 

Myers drove home and confessed what he had done to his wife, 34-year-old Luisa Amanda Mendoza, WPLG Local10reported.

The couple have two sons, police said. 

The suspect fled his home in the Keys Landing community in Homestead but was tracked down by police soon after. 

He later gave officers a full confession about the shooting, the arrest report said. 

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Myers said he was jealous because he believed Mendoza had spent Thursday night with someone else.  

Myers, who appeared before a judge on Saturday, has been charged with second-degree murder and was booked into Turner Guilford Correctional Center under no bond.

‘The defendant would pose a threat to society given the fact that he has exhibited violence with a firearm,’ a prosecutor said at the hearing. 

The station reported that prosecutors have his recorded confession and detectives have the gun that they believe he used to kill Mendoza. 

His next hearing is set for next month. 

Myers faced a Miami-Dade county judge on Saturday (pictured). He faces charges of second-degree murder and was booked into jail under no bond

Myers allegedly followed Mendoza home (pictured), approached her with a firearm and demanded to know who she had been with all night

Police responded to a call of shots fired at around 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 15000 block of SW 307th Street and found Mendoza’s body lying in the driveway in front of her home

Another one of the victim’s uncles told CBS Miami that she worked two jobs and was studying to become a pharmacist.

‘We are a big family and we all feel terrible,’ Angel Calderon told the station.  

‘I can’t tell you anything about that person or say if my niece had a boyfriend or say anything at all. You probably know more than we do. We are waiting for the details,’ Calderon said.

‘She don’t drink. She don’t do nothing. That’s all I can tell you. She was a very good girl,’ he added. 

Mendoza, seen in a Facebook photo with her mother, was studying to become a pharmacist and was set to celebrate
 her 22nd birthday in August
We are living a horrible nightmare,’ the victim’s mother, Yessenia Mendoza, told WPLG Local10
Myers, seen in a Facebook photo with his family, reportedly drove home after shooting his niece and confessed to his wife

Mendoza’s mother, Yessenia Mendoza, told WPLG Local10: ‘We are living a horrible nightmare’.

Mendoza’s was set to celebrate her 22nd birthday on August 25.

She graduated from Keys Gate Charter School in Homestead in 2015 and was working at a Publix Super Market’s pharmacy, according to Local10.  

‘She worked. She didn’t have any bad habits,’ Mendoza’s aunt told NBC 6 in Spanish. ‘All she did was work.’ 

Local10 reported that her school friends remember her as ‘just overall a sweet and beautiful person,’ and that they don’t believe Myers’ allegation about the affair.

Black 10-Year-Old Charged After White Kid Hit aWith Ball Playing Dodgeball

A boy who is getting ready to enter the 5th grade is in hot water after being charged with assault following a game similar to dodgeball at his elementary school.

10-year-old Bryce Lindley was playing a game like dodgeball where kids throw balls into the air instead directly at others. According to a police report, Bryce intentionally threw a ball at another boy’s face.

The victim’s mother says her son, “sustained facial tissue damage to his face. He had a black eye and a bruised nose.” Medical records show that the boy also suffered a concussion. The mom says her son has a medical condition that “makes head injuries especially dangerous.”

Lindley was suspended from school for one day. The incident occurred back on April 29th at Ruth Eriksson Elementary school in Michigan. But on July 24th, Bryce’s mother Cameishi got a call from Wayne County Juvenile Court saying he had been charged with aggravated assault for the incident.

Cameishi says, “I couldn’t believe it… I’m sorry that her child got hurt. I’d be sorry for any child that got hurt,” and says she wishes there was another way to resolve the incident outside of going to a courtroom. She also says neither she or Bryce knew that the other student had a medical condition.

Cameishi created a fundraiser to help pay for the legal fees involved with this case which are estimated to be around $4,000.

Trump attacks another African American lawmaker, and calls Baltimore a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump attacked another prominent African American lawmaker on Saturday, tweeting that his Baltimore district is a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”Trump’s morning tirade against Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is the latest verbal assault against a minority member of Congress who is a frequent critic of the President. Two weekends ago, Trump — in racist language that was later condemned by a House resolution — told four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Three of the four were born in the US, and the fourth is a naturalized US citizen.Trump attacked Cummings, 68, who is originally from Baltimore and represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, for erupting at acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan over border conditions during a congressional hearing on July 18. Cummings’ committee has also launched a number of investigations into the Trump administration related to Trump’s finances and White House practices, including security clearances and Hatch Act violations.Baltimore stands up for its city after Trump tweets ‘no human being would want to live there’The President’s attacks, which went on to mention the Oversight investigation and another Democrat-represented district, continued into Sunday.The President on Saturday suggested that conditions in Cummings’ district, which is majority black and includes parts of Baltimore, are “FAR WORSE and more dangerous” than those at the US-Mexico border.”If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” Trump wrote, arguing that Cummings’ “district is considered the Worst in the USA” and “no human being would want to live there.”In Cummings’ district, about 52% of the population is black, while nearly 36% is white, according to US census estimates.The President gave no indication of the basis of the claim but the tweets followed a segment that aired an hour earlier on Fox News, in which a Republican strategist said conditions in Cummings’ district were worse than those at the southern border.”Mr. President, I go home to my district daily,” Cummings wrote on Twitter Saturday in response. “Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”Cummings told ABC News recently that Trump’s “go back” remarks aimed at the four congresswomen brought back memories of the racism he faced as a boy growing up in Baltimore in the 1960s, echoing the same “very painful” racist insults he had heard during childhood.Trump has used similar language before to criticize Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and the Georgia district Lewis represents, which includes most of Atlanta.

President’s tweets condemned as racist

Reaction to Trump’s tirade was swift with Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young tweeting that it was “completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore, and to viciously attack U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a patriot and a hero.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — whose father represented the city in Congress, and, along with her brother, served as its mayor — echoed those sentiments, condemning Trump’s tweets as racist.”.⁦‪@RepCummings⁩ is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot,” Pelosi, who was born in Baltimore, tweeted.Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, two of the four Democratic congresswomen who Trump previously attacked and members of the House Oversight Committee, defended Cummings.”Yo Trump, Hands off #ourchairman @RepCummings who is centered in American values that you will never understand. He is a fighter for the people & a leader you will never be,” Tlaib of Michigan said. “While you go on vacations & tweet, @RepCummings held a hearing on high costs of medicine just yesterday.”Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, tweeted of Cummings: “He makes the country better. You want to be on his team.”NAACP unanimously calls on House to impeach President Donald TrumpOther Democrats came to Baltimore’s defense on Saturday, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose national 2020 campaign headquarters is located there.”Baltimore has become home to my team and it’s disgraceful the president has chosen to start his morning disparaging this great American city,” Harris wrote on Twitter.Fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey tweeted in part that “this is a moral, defining moment in America,” adding, “Silence is toxic complicity.”Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN that Trump sending the tweets is “beyond insulting, it is disgusting.”The Maryland chapter of the NAACP dubbed Trump’s tweets racist and called for launching impeachment proceedings into the President.”These latest tweets reaffirm the NAACP Maryland State Conference’s position echoing the call of the National NAACP that this president must be impeached,” NAACP MSC President Gerald Stansbury said in a statement. “A nation is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, and we are ashamed of his rhetoric. America deserves a president who lifts our cities up, not one who heaps trash talk on them.”The NAACP’s delegates voted unanimously at the group’s annual convention in Detroit on Tuesday to call on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, saying in a statement, “This President has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era.” The move placed the nation’s oldest civil rights group alongside more than 100 congressional lawmakers in calling on the House to take the first step in a lengthy impeachment process.Last week, 95 members of the House voted to keep alive Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green’s effort to impeach the President, though it was ultimately killed by the chamber.

Trump expands his attack

Trump attacked Cummings on Twitter again Saturday afternoon, saying the congressman, “spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’ “”He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district!”he wrote, concluding the tweet with the hashtag #BlacksForTrump2020 and retweeted a video purported to be of West Baltimore.Rep. Elijah Cummings: Trump’s ‘go back’ comments bring back painful memories of childhood racismThe President expanded his criticism later Saturday and into Sunday, retweeting Fox News segments on former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and probes into the President, an edited video of Democratic leadership and additional videos that Twitter users claimed to be of Baltimore.Taking aim at Pelosi on Sunday, Trump asked that someone explain to the House speaker “that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore.” He continued, saying that “Democrats always play the Race Card” and declaring: “Elijah Cummings has failed badly!The President, in the string of Sunday morning tweets, also said Pelosi’s San Francisco district “is not even recognizeable (sic) lately.” Trump did not provide any evidence of the claim.”Something must be done before it is too late,” he wrote. “The Dems should stop wasting time on the Witch Hunt Hoax and start focusing on our Country!”On “Fox News Sunday,” acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney defended Trump’s attacks on Cummings’ district.Mulvaney said the President was going after Cummings over the Democrat’s statements about the situation at the southern border. “It has absolutely zero to do with race,” he said.This story has been updated.

CNN’s Sarah Westwood, Faris Bseiso, Sarah Jorgensen, Polo Sandoval, Nikki Carvajal and Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.

ICYMI, Ben Carson On Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets: ‘He’s Not Racist At All’

When the deplorable secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, was asked about Trump’s racist “go back” Tweets targeted at Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, he had his classic response. Carson said Trump isn’t racist “at all.”

See Also: Ilhan Omar Reacts To Meghan McCain’s White Tears

While talking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Carson said,  “He is not racist at all.” He then added, “He lived in New York. Jesse Jackson gave him an award for the incredible things that he had done in the African​-American community. I have never seen anything that even resembles racism.”

The New York Post pointed out, “It’s unclear what award Carson is referring to, but Trump did donate office space to Jackson’s Rainbow/Push Coalition at his 40 Wall Street building that garnered praise from the civil rights leader at the time.”

On July 14, Trump tweeted, “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……” He continued, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” All three of them are all from American and Omar is originally from Somali.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump · Jul 14, 2019

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….187K7:27 AM – Jul 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy72.2K people are talking about this

This clearly isn’t shocking from Carson. He is the same man who wants to kick out 55,000 American children from public housing. Earlier this month, ABC News asked about how he is enforcing a law to kick families out of public housing if one person lives in their home illegally, “Because it’s the law. We’re a nation of laws and if the lawmakers don’t like it, they need to change it.”

However, Carson selectively uses the excuse of the law.

According to Politico, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has determined Carson broke the law by buying a $31,000 dining room set for his office and $8,000 dishwasher in the office kitchen. “Agencies are required to notify Congress of expenditures over $5,000 to furnish an executive’s office,” Politico wrote last month.

Looks like Trump and Carson were made for each other.

Miami Cop Used Police Car to Try to Run Over Black Teen Who Was on His Bike

Hollywood, FL — Jaydon Stubbs, a 15-year old from South Florida, said police brutally arrested him because they were suspicious of him while he was riding his bike with his friends in the street. He said one officer used his police car to hit the bike he was riding, and another even stunned him with a taser!According to police, they spotted Stubbs with four of his friends while riding their bikes near the Publix in Young Circle, where they said recent burglaries happened frequently. The teens were allegedly ignoring traffic laws but when an officer tried to pull them over, they fled separately.

Stubbs said that as the officers chased them, he ended up alone going down an alley. That was when he said police tried to run him over, causing significant damage to the back of his bike.

“When he hit my bike, I fell sideways. So my bike went sideways because my whole wheel just got destroyed,” Stubbs told Local 10 News. “I was coming from this way. I was riding my bike. As soon as I got right here, the police car sped up and it hit my back tire and I fell sideways.”

He got back up and kept running because he said, “if he hit me with his truck, Lord knows what else he would do.”

When officers caught up to him, things escalated again.

“Three or four other police officers came and jumped on my back, put their knees on my back and, as one of the cops is putting me in handcuffs, another cop ran up and tasered me in my upper shoulder,” Stubbs said.

Stubbs’ mother, Ramona Miller, said that although she doesn’t condone her son’s actions, she couldn’t blame him either.

“(With) what’s going on in the world today with these young black boys and the cops, you can’t blame the children for being afraid of the police,” Miller said.

Miller claimed the police went way too far in arresting her son. She said the police report did not include why the officers thought the using a taser on Stubbs was needed or any other details about his actual arrest aside from that he was taken to the hospital after the incident. Police claimed it is because the report was still under review.

Moreover, Stubb’s mother has filed a complaint with the Hollywood Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit, citing excessive use of force.

Mom Who Dropped Her 3-Month Old Son While Fighting Charged With Murder

Karen Harrison Credit: Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office


Karen Harrison and video footage of the argument that later turned into a physical fight

Moultrie, GA — Karen Harrison, a 26-year old mother from Georgia who accidentally dropped her 3-month old son during a fight, has been officially charged with murder. The baby, who was brought to a local hospital for head injuries, has since died.Apparently, Harrison had words with another woman identified as Terra Brown that quickly escalated into a physical fight.

Originally Harrison and her friend, Carneata Clark, told police that the baby was injured after he fell from her friend’s arms while she was holding him. But video footage clearly shows the two arguing and then fighting as Harrison cradles her baby in one arm.

When the two women begin to actually fight, the baby is seen falling to the ground and another woman rushes over to pick the child up.

According to WALB News 10, Harrison was since been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children. Local police say that she has also been charged with simple battery and affray for fighting. Meanwhile, Clark, has been charged with making a false statement and obstruction.

Former judge dragged out of court after being sentenced

In court Monday, a Hunter supporter was caught on camera rushing toward her and her lawyers. Law enforcement officials stopped the individual and when they went to escort Hunter out of the courtroom, she forced the officer to drag her out.

Former Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter went limp and was forcibly removed from court after being sentenced to jail time on Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hunter was sentenced to six months minus a day in jail at the Hamilton County Justice Center, followed by a year of community control.

The former judge was accused of giving her brother confidential records while he was in the process of being fired as a juvenile court employee after punching a teen inmate.

Hunter was convicted in 2014 of unlawful interest in a public contract, which is a felony, but was convicted on only one of nine charges. She was supposed to begin serving her sentence in 2016, when she was found guilty, but appeals have delayed it until they expired on Monday.

2 killed, 6 wounded in Friday shootings

Two people were killed Friday and at least six others wounded — including a 14-year-old girl — in citywide gun violence.

The latest homicide happened in Englewood on the South Side.

A man, 23, was sitting in a vehicle about 11:51 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street and was involved in a “verbal altercation” with a group of people across the street, Chicago police said. Gunfire erupted, hitting the man in the chest.

He ran to the corner of 62nd and Laflin where he collapsed, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he later died.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the death.

Earlier, another man was killed in a shooting a few miles south in Fernwood.

About 7:20 p.m., the 21-year-old was inside a vehicle in the 200 block of West 105th Place when a silver-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times in the body at 7:20 p.m. and took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he later died.

The shooter’s vehicle was last seen driving northbound on Wentworth Avenue from 105th Place, police said. Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

In non-fatal shootings, a 14-year-old girl was shot when someone unleashed gunfire into a group of people in Lawndale on the West Side.

She was standing on a sidewalk with the group in the 3700 block of West Douglas Boulevard when a dark-vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The girl was struck in the foot and arm about 9:45 p.m., police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment. Her condition had stabilized. She did not appear to be the target of the shooting, a police source said.

About an hour earlier, a man was shot in the chest in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

He was standing on a corner about 8:35 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Wrightwood Avenue when someone came up on foot and opened fire, striking the man, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. Police said he was being uncooperative with investigators.

About 6:20 p.m., a man was shot by a female in the South Shore neighborhood. The 27-year-old man was barbecuing in a yard in the 7100 block of South East End when he walked up to a gangway and started arguing with the female, police said.

The female took out a handgun and shot the man twice in the hip and torso, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. The female took off on foot.

Minutes earlier, a 21-year-old was shot in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was walking southbound in the 5200 block of South Maplewood at 6 p.m. when someone in a dark-vehicle approached and fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The first reported shooting on Friday wounded a 32-year-old woman in South Chicago. She was in the back of a moving vehicle about 1:37 a.m. in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue when she heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. The woman was struck in the buttocks and was driven to Trinity Hospital where her condition was stabilized.

Thursday’s shootings killed two people and wounded seven others.

White Security Guard Pointed Gun at and Tried to Arrest a Black Sheriff in Full Uniform

Toledo, OH — Alan Gaston, a Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy who is Black, was completely shocked when Seth Eklund, a security guard who is white, confronted him and pointed a gun at him. Gaston was wearing his police uniform at the time and was armed, and Eklund even tried to arrest him when Gaston tried to leave.Here’s what happend: Gaston was on duty when he reportedly went to the Toledo Internal Revenue Service office to ask about a letter he received. A surveillance video proved that he was dressed in full sheriff’s office uniform with his gun and badge clearly visible.

Suddenly, Eklund confronted him and told him that he could not enter the office with his gun, and encouraged him to leave it in his car. Gaston said he couldn’t do that since he was still on duty so he decided to just leave the office.

While Gaston was walking out, Eklund followed him until the elevator with his gun pointed at his back, the surveillance video shows.

“[I was] basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment. Bracing for a shot in my back,” Gaston told the Daily Mail. “There’s really no way to know how you’re going to act when there’s a gun pointed at you and when you think you’re going to lose your life.”

Before Gaston could even enter the elevator, Eklund tried to grab his arm to take him into custody. Someone in the office noticed the commotion and called 911 but failed to mention that the man with a gun was actually a uniformed deputy officer.

When the responding police officers arrived, Eklund can be heard saying, “He’s got a gun and he won’t leave.”

Eklund has since been charged with aggravated menacing and is expected to appear in court in a future date.

Meanwhile, Gaston, who has been on medical leave after the incident, filed a lawsuit against Eklund seeking compensation and claiming that the