A wolman is in custody to day for kidnapping a 2 year old child from Pennsylvania was taking after a urber drive took off with the kid after the father got out of the car. When the man got out of the car the child was in the back set of that car and the farther of that child went to opren the back set to get his child the urber driver took off with the child in the back seat,
Paul Johnson is the name of the father who proceeded to call the driver own ceilphone which the driver of that urber did not pick up to answer the father so the next thing the farther did was call 911.
Police arrested Sharena Nancy, 25 during a traffic stop but did not find the baby. Nancy told police that Mr Johnson sold his kid for 10,000 dollars to a third party and ask Nancy to complete the drop off.
Nancy, who is being held without bail at the Allegheny County jail, was arraigned on Monday after being charged with kidnapping of a minor, interference with custody of children and concealment of whereabouts of a child. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 16.
The child name is Nalani and the child is 2years old and she was not recovered and these to evil people is involved with the the kidnapping of this young child that they sold 10,0000 dollars.
Its a shame what is going on with the children and the parent cl little kids today where is the love
The Portland Police Department reportedly removed the tattoos on the face of Tyrone Lamont Allen, a 50-year old Black man, using Photoshop to make him look like the accused suspect in a string of bank robberies in April 2017.
They say this man (Tyrone Allen) robbed several bank but the tellers of the bank describe the man with out tattoo’s. So the Portland police department decided it was a good idea to photo shop the tattoo’s 0ff his face of the supect to make him look more like the criminal that robbed that bank.
The pulblic reaction was not a good one at all. the public acused the Portland Police of being lazy and and wanted an easy collar to the crimes that happened in Portland.
The Police decided to bring in the witnesses that they acuired and show this photo shop pic with the tattoo’s on the face of Tyrone Allen and they still said it was Tyrone Allen who robbed there Bank.
They are also saying that Tryone Allen could have put make up on his face to cover the tattoo’s . The Police also said that all they did was cover up the tattoo’s like electronic make up to id this man.There’s no telling of how the police collared there suspect will hold up in court and if the suspect civil rights where violated because of this unorthodox way of Policing this case.
The police did not lose there jobs or suffered any penalty for there actions at all despite the way they did it . But, i must say that the public was not happy at all for the way the police handle this case.
Photo shopping supects is an ill practice and can be a Dangerous one to the public.Police can start photo shopping anyone one they want to fit there narrative to any case . This practice can have a negative affect on the public and the further hatred toward police in any state using this practice.
The Police can take advantage of this kind of thing to send innocent people to jail just to meet there arrest quarter for the month. It is a wide range of terror that can be implemented if this is to become a normal practice in policing witch i do not recommend.
Are you kidding me !!!! In Memphis Anwar Ghazali a store clerk shot and killed a young teen by the name of Dorian Harris 17 years old was shot after going to the store to get a 2 dollar cooler. The young man walked ouf the store with out paying for the drink and the store clerk by the name of Ghazail trased after the young man with a gun that was iunder the counter.
Harris wasb shot at about 3 times one fatal shot hit Harris leg thatwounded him and then he bled out from the wound. The clerk did not even call the police to report the crime or shooting,
The young man was found three days later 4 block away deade from his wounds. Ghazali, who is facing up to 60 years in prison for the murder conviction, will be sentenced on September 23.
Family said : The young man was a good kid and did not deserve this. The owner of the store said that the young man would come in the store sometimes and he would give him free stuff when he was short on money.
This is a sad story but it is not about the crime that Harris did but the fact that that clerk shot this young boy over two dollars is that the worth of a young man’s life two dollars? And on top of that he did not even call the police that probably would have saved Harris’s life . Well he have alot to think about when he gets convicted for 60 years over a 2 dollar bottel of wine cooler.
Life does not mean much anymore aspecially a young blackmans life because to alot of people that means less then 2 dollars that also applies to other black men and women in the black community. When will it stop for christ sake.
Lakiya Charleston was shot by a bunch of fools that singled out her families home for no reason at all. These people wanted to play target practice with someones home and truely caused some real damage to a family that had 6 kids in the home.
Don’t get me wrong i have lived in the inner cities for a long time it usualy have to be a reason to shoot up a families home . Despite that there would be no reason a true leader of a gang would shoot at a families house full of kids. So, iam guessing who ever did this to this poor family, if they was a gang! did not have any real leadership and that tels me that these people where eithier having fun or trying to get back at a sister that lived in the house because as usual there was no men in the home.
There where about thirty shots that rang out on that house of 6 children so with all those bullets you have to ask yourselves, what was that woman in that house was doing to get her home singled out and one of children rusted to the Hospital for a gunshot ? That is the question because alot of crazy crap happens in the streets but they usualy have a reason behind it.
There is reports that the young lady that was shot had problems with her organs but other then that there is no real details.
I have made a video of this news coming out of chicago so visit Redzone news TV for the video
At least 22 people were wounded Saturday during a shooting inside an El Paso Walmart, according to CNN. The extent of the injuries are not yet known.
El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said they had one male suspect in custody, and that there is no imminent threat. He also confirmed there were multiple fatalities, but did not provide an exact number.
“We are searching multiple scenes,” said Carrillo, adding that there “is no active shooting currently.”
At around 11 a.m. local time, the El Paso Police Department confirmed they had received “reports of multiple shooters” and urged the public to stay away from the Cielo Vista Mall area, where the Walmart is located. Other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are assisting police.
Sgt. Robert Gomez said officers also received reports of a shooting inside the mall.
CNN reports several businesses in the area were placed on lockdown.
“We never thought it would be so close to us this time,” said Oscar Collazo, who owns a seafood restaurant in the area. “You see on the news all the time, but you don’t think it could happen here until it does.”
Video posted on social media shows the Walmart and mall being evacuated and mall being evacuated.
Trump is still angry with House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings. The 68-year-old’s Baltimore home was reportedly robbed and 45’s response was vile.
Trump Tweeted, “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!”
CBS reported, “Baltimore Police are investigating after the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was broken into early Saturday morning. The burglary occurred around 3:40 a.m. at his Baltimore home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue. At this time, police don’t know if any property was taken.”
Cummings released a statement about the burglary to the Baltimore Sun, “An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 AM on Saturday, July 27. I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house. I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.”
It’s not clear if Trump’s attacks on Cummings is what caused the burglary. The president has been having a temper tantrum for weeks about Cummings, tweeting on July 28, “There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!”
He also ranted, “Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”
The woman who was accused of urinating on potatoes inside a Pennsylvania Walmart has reportedly turned herself in.
The suspect, identified as Grace Brown, turned herself into authorities Tuesday afternoon, according to WTAE-TV reporter Marcie Cipriani.
Fox News has contacted West Mifflin Police Department for comment.
Police were searching for the woman after she was accused of urinating on potatoes at a Walmart store in West Mifflin.
“The safety of our customers is a top priority for us. This type of obscene conduct is outrageous, and we immediately disposed of the affected products and sanitized the area to ensure its cleanliness and safety for our customers. We’re working with the West Mifflin Police Department to find the responsible party and have them prosecuted,” the statement read.
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.
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.
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.
A plainclothes officer was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with an armed man in Upper Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, the police said. The gunman was fatally shot.
The shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. inside a paid parking lot on Broadway near West 187th Street, in the Washington Heights neighborhood, the police said.
The officer, Justin Vartanian, 34, was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital with a wound under his right arm, the police said. He was expected to survive.
The gunman, Luis Leizado, 42, was hit in the chest and died a half-hour later at a nearby hospital, the police said. A black handgun was recovered from him. Early reports that there were two gunmen turned out to be false.
The incident began at 4:24 p.m. when a 911 caller reported that someone was firing a gun at the corner of Wadsworth Avenue and 187th Street, the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, said during a news conference at the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.
Moments later, two plainclothes officers from the 34th Precinct arrived in an unmarked car and spotted Mr. Leizado with a gun fleeing down 187th Street toward Broadway, Mr. O’Neill said.
Officer Vartanian got out of the car and chased the gunman on foot as he ran around the corner and into a parking lot on Broadway. The fleeing man hid behind a car at the back of the lot and fired three rounds, hitting the officer under his right arm. The wounded officer managed to fire back once.
“The amount of courage this police officer showed is quite unbelievable,” Mr. O’Neill said.
Then, the second officer, who has not been identified, barreled into the parking lot in the unmarked police car, jumped out and started firing from behind the driver’s side door, the commissioner said. He squeezed off three shots at the gunman. One of the gunman’s bullets went through the windshield of the police car where the driver sits.
“This was a fast, intense episode,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “We saw, from the video we observed, a very, very dangerous situation unfold.”
The shootout was filmed by a security camera and by one of the officer’s body cameras, the police said.
Ahuva Kaplan, 25, who lives across the street from the scene, said she witnessed the events through her window. She saw a man hide behind a car and draw a gun. “They chased him into the parking lot,” she said. “Then I heard gunshots, about five.”
She said many more officers arrived over the next few minutes. “A loud speaker on a police car said, come out! Come out!” Mrs. Kaplan said. “They were trying to get him out and there was more fire. He was behind a car, hiding.”
On Thursday evening, dozens of officers combed through the parking lot, sandwiched between two buildings on the east side of Broadway, looking for evidence.
Jorge Ozuna, 65, said he was walking nearby when he heard shots ring out. “It came from inside a parking lot,” Mr. Ozuna said. “A lot of police officers came running with guns in their hands.”
A few minutes later, he said, the wounded officer was carried away by two other officers.
“He seemed alert, conscious,” Mr. Ozuna said. “He was touching his hurt arm.”
Father Ambiorix Rodriguez said he was preparing for Mass at the St. Elizabeth Church on Wadsworth Avenue and 187th Street when he began getting messages about the gunshots and the wounded officer.
“As soon as I heard I began praying for him,” he said. “We have had some shootings here recently.”
Ernst Cherizard, 38, also shot and killed 23-year-old Eli Junia Normil and her aunt Nicole Guillume, 48, according to a Haines City Police Department news release.
The deadly shooting occurred before 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Citrus Ridge Apartment Complex. Two relatives of one of the victims arrived at the apartment complex to check on them, and Cherizard told them that she was not there, police said.
One of the relatives returned and got into a confrontation with Cherizard, who fatally shot her, reports KENS5.
Cherizard reportedly drove off in a burgundy 211 Nissan Altima with Florida tag GZN C82. The car was spotted passing the Boyton Beach, Florida, toll plaza just after midnight Saturday.
New York, NY — Trellis Robinson, a 43-year old MTA bus driver, suffered from injuries after a man attacked her and threw urine in her face while she was at a bus stop loading up passengers. The incident is just one of many recently reported attacks on bus operators in the New York City area.Robinson was driving a BX2 route last Friday and was stopped at 138th Street and Grand Concourse when a man on the sidewalk suddenly threw a liquid — believed to be urine — on her face.
“I made the right turn to load up my passengers, as they loaded I close the door and I as I proceeded to turn my head to look in the mirror to pull out of the bus stop he was at my window,” Robinson told NBC 4 New York.
Robinson said the shocking incident has been traumatic for her.
“It literally went all in my face my hair, it dripped all down the left side of my body, it went inside my shirt. All around my neck,” Robinson said.
Earlier that day, another female bus conductor was punched in the face and splashed with urine at Brooklyn Avenue Station before the suspect fled.
Both women were treated at a local hospital after suffering from pain, nausea, and redness and burning sensation around the eyes.
Oneshia Portlette-Shade, chairwoman of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, said the attack was a part of a growing problem. In other incidents, bus drivers have been spit on, thrown with bleach, and even stabbed.
“These senseless attacks are disgusting and disgraceful,” NYC Transit President Andy Byford said. “I’ve asked NYPD to step up patrols in response to the subway incident in addition to our prior request to increase police presence on buses, and we will do whatever we can to help NYPD identify the perpetrator or perpetrators including sharing any video surveillance that may exist.”
No one has been arrested yet in connection to the attack. An investigation is ongoing and the police are still looking for the suspect, who was described as “a black male, about 5-feet-7 inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds, wearing a Navy sweatshirt with a hood, khaki pants and red sneakers.”
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police homicide investigators continue to try to solve an apparent drive-by shooting that left two sisters dead and 2 other people hospitalized in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Juan Perez, the Director of Miami-Dade Police, is calling this case a top priority and stopped by the CBS4 live truck at the crime scene late Monday afternoon to make a public appeal for the community to come forward.
Perez told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “I have two daughters of my own. This case is of ultimate importance and I can’t imagine the mother and father’s grief knowing that their daughters lost their lives for nothing being caught up in a crossfire. I can’t even imagine what they are going through and the grief they share. So that’s why I am out here appealing to the community and asking for help. I wanted to spark up some interest in this and I am so grateful that you are here doing this story. Because anytime we accept the horrific gun violence this can be the result and so I am asking that people come forward.”
Just hours before Perez spoke, a Stop the Violence truck drove by the crime scene repeatedly with a flashing message appealing for the public’s help in this case.
Police say Stephanie Telusme, 27, and her 23-year-old sister, Joanna, were shot and killed near Northwest 19 Avenue and 60 Street early Sunday morning.
Their family says they were visiting a friend before they went out for the night.
“They weren’t even the ones who were targeted. They were innocent bystanders, according to their cousin Terry Silien. “It’s just a sad unfortunate situation right now that my family has to go through and have to bury two young ladies,” he continued.
“They were just out to enjoy a Saturday night and this happened,” he said. “They were here to visit friends.”
Two other shooting victims, Robert Allen, 30 and Jennifer Charles, 24, were also shot and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition, Miami-Dade police say.
Officers responded immediately after receiving a ShotSpotter signal around 1:30am Sunday. When police attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the area, the driver refused to stop, and soon after, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
Police set up a perimeter and three men were detained and questioned, however, two were released and the third was arrested for an unrelated possession of marijuana charge.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting. The motive is still unknown.
MEMPHIS, TN : Latoshia Daniels The woman who accused of shooting a pastor is pleading not guilt of shooting the pastier and his wife just after traveling state to state and going to the pastor house where his wife was also there and shooting his wife and the pastor a few times in the head and chest. The wife live and survived with minor injures but the pastor did not survive the encounter.
There are report that Latoshia Daniels claim that the wife had the gun she took it away and she shot both of them in self defense. Ms Daniels retained a high profile lawyer to defend her in her case. The family seemed have reached out to the lawyer and retained his services for this high profile case.
There are reports that Ms Daniels came to the pastord home and shot both of them while screaming “you broke my heart”!!!
Personally, How ever this case comes out the pastor ( Brodes Perry ) was cheating on his wife and caused all of this to happen. There is a Hugh legacy with black pastors cheating on there wife with the members of there congregation. Pastors should be placing a standard of conduct for all of his followers to follow. It don’t seem like the case in the the 21 century and with this case. More and more pastors are getting caught up in these domestic disputes to much now adays. From past reports of pastors cheating on there spouse results in to many shoot outs from the pastor or the one the pastor is cheating on or there mates.
You have to really start to ask yourself are these pastors really pastors or are there pimps with a harem in the churches . Because, in the black community mostly all black churches are load with mostly women in the congregation.
This is a sad story where a family have to dig up there son Kendrick Johnson ,not once ,not twice but three time to find out what happened there loved . Kendrick Johson is the young man that was killed at his school when people found this man upside down in a gym mat. I do believe that this young man organs where missing to !!! The family of Kendrick Johnson is look for answers and at this time the family have got enough evidence that Kendrick did not kill himself and the family is headed to court.
Let me say that these state medical examiners are corrupt to the core. They cannot be trusted at all if the family have to continue digging up there love one to answers to there death. I do believe that the family of Kendick Johnson should go after the other two medical examiners jobs if they find out who kid there kid.
There is a mass cover up concerning this case and the police and the FBI have front row seats to the mayhem. There is reports that Kendrick Johnson might have been killed by a kid at his school that haves a father the works for the FBI.It seems there is always a kid that have a family member in important rolls in law enforcement or Government that thinks that they are above the law. I do not have the name of the suspect that the family of Kendrick that the suspect father is an important person to the Federal Bureau of Investigations though.
With that in mind this case is going to be a hard fight for the family of Kendrick Johnson because what is happening in America today when it come to the killing of young black men who are poor. It will a long up hill battle for the family and the family deserves justice for there child.
It seems like there is corruption every where when i comes to cases like this. First the medical examiner, then the police and the FBI ,what is next the judge!!! Well we are going to find out. I find it amazing that its been about 7 years and this family have not receive no form of justice for there son.
There is also reports that Kendrick Johnson was struck by some form of blount object like a dumb bell and who ever struck the young man with the dumb bell had help and told the other person not to say anything.
It is amazing how they came from Kendrick Johnson was looking for his shoe and fell upside down in the mat and died that way too someone hit the young man with a blunt object and rapped him in that mat.
When i first heard of this story i always knew this story was not on the up and up . No one just falls in a mat and dies . But we will find out who killed him soon enough because the family is going to court and finally after all these years they have enough evidence to do so.
KENDRICK JOHNSON MOTHER Talks being THREATEN & HARASSED! (Full Video Exclusive)
The young lady you see above body was just found in a vacant lot in Mt. Airy Forest. Her body was in that vacant lot for almost 4 months before they found her. It is said that the young ladies boy friend had something to do with it and at this time he is on trial for murder. Her boyfriend had an accomplice that help Nickeisha Holloman, 23 boy friend to murder this beautiful young girl.
Nickeisha Holloman family has been looking for her for 4 months. Report says the family thought the police was playing around when she was reportedly missing.There is no motive at this time why this beautiful young queen was murder for. But it is a chance that this young lady was hanging with the wrong crowd , kind of like what happened to Kaneeka Jenkins up there in Chicago where this young lady was raped and stuff in a hotel freezer.
These young black ladies even the older ladies have a thing for thugs and this is the end result of that bad boy affection. This kind of thing is getting more prevalent in the black community where these young girls are hooking up with these bad boys because they think that fast life with guns and drugs as well as parting is the place to be. Where this kind of mind set is promoted among rap artist all over the united states. That is why these black women are attracted to this sort of men .Not knowing that just because you have a bull dog on your side and that bull dog looks good and good to have around don’t mean that dog won’t turn on you!!! This happening more and more in the black community where you can’t trust your man or woman at all
Iam so sorry to make this kind of report on redzone but it haves to be made!!! Because these thug men are now killing woman. Who ever heard of such a thing!!! But these cats have no limits and they live on the edge every day of there life but that is no excuse to murder a woman. It seems just back slapping your girl when she gets out of line is going by the waist side with the times now brothers are just shooting these women.
ATLANTA — Three historically black churches have burned in less than two weeks in one south Louisiana parish, where officials said they had found “suspicious elements” in each case. The officials have not ruled out the possibility of arson, or the possibility that the fires are related.
“There is clearly something happening in this community,” State Fire Marshal H. Browning said in a statement on Thursday. “That is why it is imperative that the citizens of this community be part of our effort to figure out what it is.”
The three fires occurred on March 26, April 2 and April 4 in St. Landry Parish, north of Lafayette. A fourth fire, a small blaze that officials said was “intentionally set,” was reported on Sunday at a predominantly black church in Caddo Parish, about a three-hour drive north.
“But just as we haven’t connected the three in St. Landry, we haven’t connected the one in Caddo,” said Ashley Rodrigue, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, on Friday.
Local officials said that they were still investigating the fires, and did not say if they knew of any suspects, a motive, or whether racism was an element.
“There certainly is a commonality, and whether that leads to a person or persons or groups, we just don’t know,” Mr. Browning said at a news conference on Thursday.
The F.B.I. and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are involved in the investigation, said Jeff Nowakowski, a spokesman for the A.T.F.’s New Orleans field division.
The Rev. Gerald Toussaint, pastor at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, La., was driving to work on Thursday morning at around 4:45 a.m. when his wife called him to say she had seen on social media that their church was ablaze.
Mr. Toussaint was aware of the two other fires that had been set at nearby houses of worship, St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, and Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas. He rushed to the scene
The church, which was founded in the 19th century, had undergone extensive remodeling two years ago. Now it is nearly gone, he said, except for a brick wall and corridor in the front.
“I’m trying to find out who did it, why they did it, did it have anything to do with me,” said Mr. Toussaint, who drives trucks for a living. “I don’t know none of this.”
He also said he did not want to speculate, for fear of angering potential arsonists, or prompting copycat crimes.
St. Landry Parish is a rural area studded with crawfish ponds and bayous in the heart of Cajun and Creole country. It is 56 percent white and 41 percent black. Mr. Toussaint said that relations were generally good between black and white residents.
Since the 1950s, black churches across the South have been the targets of numerous racist attacks, from arson to bombing to armed assault. In 2015, a white supremacist shot and killed nine people at a Bible study at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C.
In 2006, a string of arsons at Alabama churches, some predominantly white, some predominantly black, proved to be the work of three college students that officials characterized as a “joke” that had spun out of control.
Last month, a black member of a predominantly black congregation, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss., pleaded guilty to burning his church. The church was spray-painted with the words “Vote Trump” in an effort to make the attack seem politically motivated, a Mississippi official said.
The victim of an assault caught on video was shocked when a warrant was issued for her arrest.
L’Daijohnique Lee was charged with felony criminal mischief after police said she broke the window on a truck belonging to the man who allegedly beat her.
The two were apparently fighting over a parking space.
The Dallas district attorney now says those charges will be dropped.
When Lee spoke to Dallas police about the assault captured on cellphone video, she never expected she would be charged.
“I’ve been having breakdowns,” said Lee, who was beaten by Austin Shuffield. The 33-year-old man had a gun during the encounter. “I just felt like I was just being honest. I was telling them everything that happened.”
The Dallas police chief saw another side to this story.
Dallas police said they filed a case against Lee for criminal mischief in part because she admitted to breaking the back window of her attacker’s truck.
Lee’s attorney, Lee Merritt warns the department’s decision could have a chilling effect on victims’ willingness to report crimes.
“If I’m a victim of domestic abuse, but I’m in possession of marijuana, is it safe for me to call the police?” Merritt said.
Former prosecutor Heath Harris said victims shouldn’t assume they are immune to prosecution.
“I don’t want to send the wrong message to victims that they think that they can retaliate and there’s not going to be any consequences for your retaliations,” Harris said.
Following a morning of protests at city hall, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office announced it would not prosecute the case against Lee.
District Attorney John Creuzot said he had no prior knowledge that a warrant was being issued.
Harris had his interpretation of that story.
“He’s saying this should have never even gotten to my office. (With) a case of this magnitude, someone should have contacted my intake people to let me know, let us know, that you guys were thinking of filing this case and we would have told you, ‘don’t file that case,’” Harris said.
Lee faced a felony criminal mischief charge because the damage to the truck was estimated at more than $25,000.
That’s more serious than the original misdemeanor charge against 30-year-old Shuffield for punching her violently five times in the face and head.
Shuffield’s charge has since been upgraded to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon since he held a gun during the argument.
Lee’s lawyer is asking for federal hate crime charges to be filed against Shuffield.
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.
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.
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 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”
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.
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.”
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
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.
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:
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.”
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.
Love on the Blu was promptly ripped with negative reviews on Yelp,
a social networking site that lets users post reviews and rate
businesses. “It sucks,” one commentator wrote about the restaurant. “But
what sucks EVEN more is that the owner a WOMAN is SUPPORTING a CHILD
MOLESTER. Let this place it’s bad food and morally poor owner go out of
Another said, “It really will be our own. The fact that this BLACK
WOMAN could bail out a rapist and an abuser is despicable. You own a
children’s day care. You should be ashamed of yourself. He’s spent
millions of dollars settling cases out of court. And you still think
he’s innocent?! Every day you walk into your daycare I hope you realize
you have failed those children”
The Yelp page says at the top, “This business is being monitored by Yelp’s Support team for content related to media reports.”
There were also calls for a boycott:
R. Kelly was bailed out of jail by his “friend,” Valencia Love on Monday. The 47-year-old, who is a corporate officer for a child care center and a manager of a restaurant, both in Chicago, has come under fire after paying the $100,000 bond. There have been calls for a boycott of the restaurant — Love on the Blu — and many were questioning how a woman who works with children could bring herself to bail out an accused pedophile.
an interview on Tuesday with Chicago reporter Tia Ewing, Love defended
herself by claiming she didn’t condone abuse and insisted the Grammy
Award-winning singer needed a chance to “prove his innocence.”
“He’s not a monster, he’s not,” she said before adding, “He’s been nothing but a gentleman to me.” She also inferred that Kelly was innocent, saying in part that “There are three sides to every story, his side, there’s [sic] (the alleged victims, and the truth.
There may still be more trouble for Kelly. After his release from
jail on Monday, Kelly, 52, drove straight to the flagship McDonald’s in
Chicago’s River North, also known as the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s. It
was the same location where he allegedly met a teenager who he got
pregnant before arranging for an abortion, according to Jim DeRogatis, the Chicago journalist who has been reporting on Kelly’s sex allegations for decades.
Among the conditions of his release from jail, the judge ordered Kelly not to have contact with females under 18. McDonald’s is, of course, in many places a haven for teenagers.
Patrice Jones, one of Kelly’s many accusers, sued the singer in 2002,
years after he allegedly picked her up as a teenager at the same
Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s in 1998. She claimed Kelly got her
pregnant when she was underage and that he arranged for her to get an
abortion, according to Jim DeRogatis, the Chicago journalist who has been reporting on Kelly’s sex allegations for decades.
No one answered when a social worker knocked on the door.
Not Shana Decree or her three children. Not her sister or her three children.
All was quiet inside unit S-7 at Robert Morris Apartments – because most of the people who lived there were dead.
It’s not clear why the case worker was checking on the apartment in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, near the Delaware River. But when there was no response Monday afternoon, she asked a maintenance worker to unlock the door, according to court documents.
The scene inside was straight from nightmares: Overturned furniture, shattered glass and clutter throughout the home. Two disoriented women. And five bodies, including three children, in a backroom.
The details come from an affidavit for probable cause, which accuses Shana Selena Decree, 45, and her daughter, Dominique Klaran Decree, 19 – the two who were found alive – of killing the other five.
The two women are each facing five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide.
It was not immediately clear whether who is representing them.
Authorities identified the victims as Shana Decree’s children Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13; Shana Decree’s sister, Jamilla Campbell, 42; and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen. Another relative, Campbell’s 17-year-old son, Joshua, has been found unharmed, police said.
Authorities said that there are no other suspects in the case.
“I am sure that you’re going to ask me why this has occurred and what the motivation is, and as confusing as it was night, we are no closer to understanding that in the harsh light of day,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Tuesday during a news conference. “We will continue to pursue every lead and to work this case to its just conclusion. I expect that will be a long and laborious process, but we will always keep Naa’Irah, Damon, Jamilla, Erika and Imani first and foremost in our minds and our hearts as we work to get justice for them.”
Weintraub told reporters Tuesday that authorities are investigating the brutal massacre to determine how exactly the family members died, when it happened and why they may have been killed.
When asked whether it may have been a murder-suicide pact, the district attorney said it was a “potentiality.”
Police responded to the home about 4 p.m. Monday and found Shana and Dominique Decree “disoriented” in bed. The two were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to court records.
Meanwhile, according to the court records, police uncovered a gruesome scene in a backroom in the apartment – one person’s body was face-up on a bed, with his head toward the end and his right foot through the wall to the next room.
Another was on the bed, and one was sitting up against it. One of the children was on the floor. And one person was buried beneath another body.
During an interview with police, Shana and Dominique Decree denied knowing what had happened, then told police Campbell’s boyfriend and two other men had come into the apartment and killed the victims, according to the court records.
Later, Shana Decree told police the victims, including the three children, wanted to die and had been discussing suicide, according to the court records.
Ultimately, police said, Shana and Dominique Decree told investigators about a complicated plan that allegedly involved some of the victims killing each other – at least one of them being choked to death – and then Shana and Dominique Decree killing the rest of them, according to the court documents.
Authorities said the 17-year-old boy, who has since been found safe, was not at home during the killings.
Shana Decree was arraigned in the early hours of Tuesday morning and her daughter, Dominique, was arraigned in the afternoon. Both women are being held without bail, according to booking records.
“I just feel very confident that we have the two killers locked up that committed these atrocious, atrocious murders,” Weintraub, the district attorney, said.
Madison, WI — Rob Mueller-Owens, a positive behavior support coach at a middle school in Wisconsin who was also the acting principal, allegedly attacked and pulled out several braids from an 11-year old African American student after a classroom dispute.The girl’s mother, Mikiea Price, said her daughter called her on February 13 to tell her about the incident. The girl reportedly told her she and her classmate sprayed perfume on themselves in the bathroom before returning to class. The smell apparently activated their teacher’s allergies so she asked who sprayed perfume but no one admitted.
The teacher then asked Mueller-Owens to come in to handle the situation. When the girl eventually admitted she sprayed perfume, she was asked to leave the classroom.
However, as she was walking out of the classroom, Mueller-Owens allegedly began pushing her out, causing her to hit a row of lockers. He also stayed on top of her for about 15 seconds after losing his balance.
The incident was caught on a surveillance video described by Price as a “very disturbing sight to see.” But the video won’t be publicly released until an investigation is completed.
Price added that her daughter has been traumatized and afraid to return to school since the incident.
“Just the whole experience is just traumatic and devastating and just confusing,” Price told the WISC-TV. “I’m just disgusted at this whole incident. You know, I send my kid to school to learn, and that’s a place where mothers send their kids to be comfortable in. I just feel violated in so many ways that this even happened to her.”
Though Price didn’t know exactly how her daughter’s braids were pulled out, she said she was holding three braids and there were bald spots in her scalp when she picked her up at school.
Price said she is planning to take legal actions and sue the Madison Metropolitan School District. She said the school failed to inform her about the incident and also didn’t call any doctor or nurse to examine her daughter.
Meanwhile, the school district said in a written statement that they “take any situation of this nature very seriously.”
Moreover, Mueller-Owens, who once paid a visit to the White House in 2015 for his work with restorative justice, has been placed on leave and banned to return to Whitehorse Middle School, where Price’s daughter goes to school, pending the result of the investigation.
Baltimore, MD — Three 14-year-old teens and a 12-year-old boy are now facing charges in connection with their alleged gang rape of a 19-year old woman whom they abducted after she stepped out the bus in Baltimore.Wilmer Ramos, Philip Worrell, and Nile Campbell, who were all 14-years old, were charged as adults with first- and second-degree rape after the sexual assault that happened on the night of February 6.
A 12-year-old boy who was with them at the scene during the sexual assault was also charged but as a juvenile. He faces charges of first-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, conspiracy kidnapping, conspiracy robbery, perverted practice, and illegally possessing a handgun.
The victim, a 19-year-old woman whose name wasn’t released, had reportedly just got off a bus and was walking back to her house in Baltimore when the teens and the boy approached her and threatened her with a handgun. She was forced to a backyard full of rubbish, beer bottles, and old mattresses where she was allegedly raped at gunpoint.
Police said that as the three teens were sexually assaulting the woman, neighbors heard noises and went out of their house to identify where it is coming from.
The four attackers were interrupted and they fled from the scene. Two of them were caught later on when school police recognized them. School police cooperated with sex offense detectives and the two other suspects were captured after they were identified from the photos.
A 21-year-old Florida woman allegedly attacked her fiance for not wanting to have sex and wound up spending the night in jail — but not until she spat on cops too.
Vero Beach cops picked up a “naked and belligerent” Samantha Hernandez after her fiancé fled their home in a ripped shirt with abrasions on his face and neck, according to the Sebastian Daily.
Hernandez allegedly propositioned her partner, then began attacking him after he rejected her, “striking him in the face and ripping his shirt,” according to police.
The man then allegedly went outside for a walk to “cool off,” at which point he called police.
When police apprehended Hernandez shortly after midnight Monday, she angrily yelled “I didn’t do anything!” but, according to cops, “was too intoxicated to advise any further.”
Once inside the police cruiser, Hernandez allegedly banged her head on the inside of the car until she appeared to have knocked herself out. When an officer went to check on the off-duty cashier, she opened her eyes and “maliciously spit on his arm while yelling profanities,” according to the Sebastian Daily.
Hernandez was transported to the Indian River County Jail, where she was held on $6,000 bail and charged with a felony count of battering a police officer and battery domestic violence.
A 14-year-old Texas girl has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing her friend to death during an argument over a sleepover.
The teen from Fort Worth, who is not named due to her age, stabbed Nylah Lightfoot, 14, in the chest and neck when she went to pick up her clothes from her friend’s home on May 29, 2018.
The victim’s mother Anntoinette Carter claimed that the mother of the then-13-year-old suspect stood by and watched the altercation between the two girls unfold, without stepping in.
The defendant was found guilty of murder but not guilty on aggravated assault charges in Tarrant County court on Thursday, and faced a minimum sentence of probation and maximum of 40 years in prison.
A 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing her friend to death during an argument over a sleepover on May 29, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Victim Nylah Lightfoot, 14, is pictured
A 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing her friend to death during an argument over a sleepover on May 29, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Victim Nylah Lightfoot, 14, is pictured
The girl will be held in a Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility, according to presiding Judge Alex Kim.
The court will determine whether to transfer her to an adult prison or grant her leniency on or before her 19th birthday.
Carter delivered a victim’s impact statement after the sentence was announced, telling her daughter’s killer: ‘When they told me it was you, it hurt. You was at my house every day.’
The heartbroken mother said that her daughter wanted to become a makeup artist, and that would sneak into her bedroom to get makeup for herself and the friend.
Now, Carter said, she will never get to see that passion again, nor will she see her daughter go to prom, graduate high school or get married.
‘You spent her last birthday with us. I don’t know how I come back from this,’ she said through tears.
Carter had previously described her daughter and the suspect as ‘on-and-off’ friends.
On the day she was killed, Nylah asked if the girl could sleepover, to which Carter said no, according to The Star-Telegram.
Then the suspect asked Nylah to come over and retrieve clothes she had swapped with the teen.
When she arrived at the girl’s Fort Worth apartment complex, the pair got into an altercation that turned deadly.
The little girl was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for her neck and chest wounds where she was pronounced dead, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
‘Now I’m daughterless. And my heart feels like it’s just been ripped out and stomped on,’ Carter said at the time.
The Nylah’s murder trial only lasted two days. When the suspect took the stand, she said killing her best friend it was something that she would forever regret.
‘She was like a sister to me,’ she testified.
Prosecutor Jim Hudson said during his closing statement: ‘The case was graphic, disturbing and unsettling. Because of the decisions she made, a family now lives without a daughter.
‘We ask that you send a message to her that these acts have consequences.’
He continued: ‘There is no arguing what her intent was. When she came outside with the knife she was still in control. But not even her friend could stop her. She was only following through with what she had threatened twice.’
A mother and her teenage son were fatally stabbed, strangled and bludgeoned with a gym weight in their Bronx apartment by a fiend who callously threw torn-up money on the woman’s body before fleeing, sources told The Post.
Marisol Ortiz, 51, of Belmont, and her youngest son, Alanche del Orbe, who was a day away from turning 15, were found dead at 3:38 p.m. Sunday in their East 185th Street apartment and police were searching into the late-night hours for the woman’s ex-con boyfriend, sources said.
The crime was incredibly vicious. While both had been bashed with a heavy weight, the mother was also stabbed in the head and the boy strangled, according to law enforcement sources.
Ortiz’s 22-year-old daughter discovered the bloody bodies.
“I just heard the daughter screaming,” an upstairs neighbor, Iris Rosa, 58, told The Post. “I didn’t hear no words. It was just ‘Ahhhhh!’ And then nothing.”
The daughter, whose name was not released, had rushed home after the mom’s colleagues called to say she hadn’t been to work Sunday.
Ortiz, a business owner, had not shown up in the morning to open her store, and her distraught daughter called police.
“She was on the sidewalk, on the phone,” Rosa said. “She was crying.”
When cops arrived, they found the mother of four dead on the floor in one room and the boy, who may have been attacked as he slept, dead on a bed in another.
A bloody knife was found near the teen. Cops believe the killer left an exercise weight by each body after using them to bludgeon their heads, according to a law enforcement source.
A source also said cops found torn money on the mom’s body, but could give no more details.
Police did not immediately release the name of the boyfriend, who sources said has a prison record for assault.
Cops could not say exactly when the murders happened, but a neighbor, Angel Cabrera, told NBC News that he heard screaming at 1 or 2 a.m., but had thought it was from a party.
Haydee Leonardo, del Orbe’s grieving cousin, told The Post outside the apartment Sunday night, “Tomorrow is his birthday.”
The youngster’s Facebook page shows him to have been a Yankees fan who enjoyed rap music and playing baseball with his father.
One of the three attackers wanted in the fatal stabbing of a Bronx teen has been arrested, police said Monday.
Jason Ramirez, 20, was busted Friday for the slaying of Pernell Pompey, 17.
Pompey was jumped by three men and stabbed at E. 193rd St. and Decatur Ave. in Fordham Manor, two blocks from his home, about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in what police believe may have been a robbery attempt.
He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital but could not be saved.
A stunning 22 percent of inmates in the federal prison population are immigrants who have either already been deemed to be in the country illegally or who the government is looking to put in deportation proceedings, the administration said Tuesday.
President Trump requested the numbers as part of his initial immigration executive orders.
The 22 percent is much higher than the population of foreign-born in the U.S. as a whole, which is about 13.5 percent.
All told, the government counted more than 42,000 aliens in federal prisons as of June 24.
About 47 percent already face final deportation orders, making them illegal immigrants, and 3 percent are currently in immigration courts facing deportation proceedings.
Almost all of the rest are being probed by federal agents looking to deport them.
Immigrants who commit serious crimes, even if they once had legal status, can have that status revoked and can be subject to deportation, which explains the high number of cases where an alien is still being probed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The U.S. Marshal Service, meanwhile, is holding about 12,000 “self-reporting” aliens, and almost all of them have already been ordered deported.
Government officials said they’re still working to try to collect information on the foreign-born population in state and local prisons and jails.
Women incarcerated in a San Francisco jail say they were forced to strip naked in front of male deputies, in violation of state law, according to complaints released by the San Francisco public defender’s office.
In California, strip searches of inmates must be conducted in an area with privacy, and with no one of the opposite sex within sight.
Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s public defender, filed a formal complaint with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department in January after hearing reports from women about the searches.
His office collected the stories of 16 women who said they experienced inappropriate strip searches inside County Jail No. 2, which is the only jail in San Francisco city that houses women. About 90 percent of the women held there have yet to be convicted of a crime, Adachi said.
“While strip searches are allowed in a jail or prison setting, they can’t be arbitrarily carried out or carried out in a way that is unreasonable, without any basis,” he told HuffPost. “Based on the reports that we were receiving, the grounds for the strip searches were questionable and the way they were being performed ― with male guards in eyeshot and other inappropriate conduct by the deputies ― raised some red flags for us.”
At least 12 women reported that they were strip-searched in locations where they were visible to male deputies. Most of them asked to withhold their names from the formal complaint due to fear of retaliation.
One woman described how she was asked to get naked, squat, cough and lift up both breasts within eyesight of several male guards and other female inmates. She reported making eye contact with a male deputy during the search. Afterward, she told a lawyer, the deputy informed her and other inmates that he didn’t have a girlfriend and that he found some of them attractive.
Another woman reported that she was searched next to a toilet containing unflushed blood, urine and feces. She worried that being strip-searched near an open door allowed for the jail cameras to film her naked body.
“Our concern is that the sheriff’s department does not appear to be following a consistent protocol in conducting these strip searches,” Adachi said. “Our clients felt like their privacy, although limited because they are in custody, was being violated.”
Many women said they found the strip searches distressing, using words such as “especially degrading,” “humiliating,” “violating” and “unusual.”
San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy has launched an investigation into the allegations.
Women in jail are the fastest-growing segment of America’s incarcerated population. They are overwhelmingly poor and low-income, and have high rates of trauma, mental and physical illness and histories of substance abuse, according to a 2016 report.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and then was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related offenses.
An affidavit says the waitress had spurned Aimers’ advances during the reception. Police allege he followed her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her.
He’s also charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police say he fought officers responding to a brawl at the reception.
A worker alleged Aimers punched him after he tried to stop him from bringing alcohol outside.
His attorney Louis Busico says Aimers “completely maintains his innocence on all charges.”
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Police say a Texas woman used her granddaughter’s scooter to defend herself against a pair of machete-wielding men wearing clown masks who attempted to rob the woman and her husband.
Police say Aretha Cardinal and her husband, Joseph Nelson, were in the driveway of their Texas City home last week when the masked men approached and placed a machete to Nelson’s throat.
Authorities say Nelson wrested away the machete from one man while Cardinal grabbed the child’s scooter from the driveway and used it to strike the other man. Nelson tells Houston television station KTRK the men tried to run away but the couple chased them, smashing their vehicle window with the scooter.
The two suspects have been jailed on aggravated robbery charges.
A Woodbridge man was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for sexually exploiting two minor girls as a prostitution customers.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, 65-year-old Steve Nowell, was a frequent commercial sex customer of a prostitution ring led by Michael Gunn, who was accused of sex trafficking two minor girls — ages 14 and 16 — over the course of two years in the DMV area.
Nowell was identified by the minor victims and by two co-conspirators of Michael Gunn as a regular commercial sex customer who paid both of the minor girls for sex on at least 23 occasions.
Authorities found a hidden camera at Nowell’s home that secretly recorded at least one of the minors, and other female victims, in various stages of undress while at his residence for prostitution.
In a recorded interview, Nowell admitted to paying for sex with one of the minors and claimed he did not know her real age. Evidence at trial revealed the minor weighed between 80 and 90 pounds while she was sexually exploited by Nowell.
In addition to the sentence of 10 years in prison, Nowell was ordered to pay $8,900 in restitution to the minor victims.
Two St. Louis cops was playing with there guns while on duty. With all the crazy crap that is going on in law enforcement this story is the prime example why black people as a whole is calling for the disbandment of law enforcement.
During this time one officer shot the other dead now this cop is up on charges/ There was three cops in the room two was off duty and one was visiting the cops that was off duty. The officer that was off duty was pleading with the two that was playing with there gun to stop joking around with your fire arm. But the two cops did not heed to the cop and one of the officers shot the other.
What in the world is going on with the cops these days they getting more and more irresponsible by the year. These people should have none better to play with there fire arm knowing they was trained to handle a weapon.
After this story and many more how can you look at police the same way. How you know when you are stopped by these so called professionals that they want play another game like target practice with your life?
Now iam not saying all cops are this careless but you have to admit they are getting bizarre on how and what they calling a professional now a days. I think the police need to beef up there qualification on being a cop. Like psychical evaluation need to be implemented in the recruiting test,for real!!!
Not saying all cops but cops in general are becoming a danger to the public and now themselves
Shreveport, LA — Chatéri Payne, a rookie Shreveport police officer, died after being shot by her boyfriend and the father of her child in the driveway of their home. Her boyfriend, Treveon Anderson, as well as two other men, have been arrested on second-degree murder charges in connection to the killing.
Anderson, who is 26 years old, Pierre, who is 22 years old, and another man, Glenn Frierson, who is 38 years old, were arrested on Tuesday on preliminary charges of second-degree murder in the January 9 death of Payne.
On January 9, Anderson called 911 to report that Payne had been shot. Police officers who responded found her wounded in her police uniform as she was preparing to go to work at that time. She was taken to a hospital, where she died roughly two hours from the call.
Anderson was taken to a detective’s office to be questioned. He initially claimed that an unknown assailant, whom he tried to chase, attacked Payne.
“He advised he was inside of the residence when he heard gunshots, and then went outside and shot at a person wearing all black clothing, whom he believed to be the suspect,” police Chief Ben Raymond said. “He (claimed he) then noticed that Officer Payne had been shot.”
He was released the next morning after hearing his account. However, due to an undisclosed reason, investigators believed Anderson was lying and he was actually the one who shot Payne.
According to a police report, Pierre told investigators in a videotaped interview “that he witnessed Treveon Anderson shoot Payne multiple times, resulting in her death.” He admitted that he participated in the crime and also implicated that Frierson was present during the murder.
Pierre led the investigators to where he hid the weapon used in the murder and they have found a .40-caliber handgun, which was not Payne’s service weapon, according to Raymond.
Raymond also said that the couple’s 2-year-old child was at the home when the shooting happened but he believed the child didn’t witness it.
Police have not yet released a motive in the killing but said that Pierre and Frierson were “accomplices.”
The three suspects are being held on a $500,000 bail each. They are set to appear to court on April 30 for a preliminary examination. Should they be convicted of second-degree murder, they will each face a life term in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence.