Coast Guard ending search for Florida boaters; private hunt continuesThe Coast Guard says it has done all it could to find teen boaters Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos. But their families say a private hunt for the 14-year-olds has only just begun. The Coast Guard's weeklong search for the two Florida teens, who vanished at sea on July 24, will stop at sunset Friday, after an extensive coastal search that extended from southern Florida to North Carolina, Capt. Mark Fedor told reporters in Miami.
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How schools push black students to the criminal justice system
David Ramey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State and the author of the study published in Sociology of Education, analyzed a data set of more than 60,000 schools in more than 6,000 districts.
He found schools with relatively larger minority and poor populations are more likely to implement criminalized disciplinary policies — such as suspensions, expulsions, police referrals, and arrests — and less likely to medicalize students by, for instance, connecting them to psychological or behavioral care.
Through a Lens, a Transformed View of Police
But they swiftly escalated into violent encounters.
And all were captured on video.
Those videos, all involving white officers and black civilians, have become ingrained in the nation’s consciousness — to many people, as evidence of bad police conduct.
And while they represent just a tiny fraction of police behavior — those that show respectful, peaceful interactions do not make the 24-hour cable news — they have begun to alter public views of police use of force and race relations, experts and police officials say
Florida rejects mother's complaint about baby's death after heart surgery
Atlanta (CNN)The state of Florida has declined to investigate a complaint from a mother whose baby died after heart surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open-heart surgeries from 2011 to 2013. In a July 20 letter, a representative of the Agency for Health Care Administration expressed her condolences to Nneka Campbell, whose 10-month-old daughter, Amelia, passed away after open-heart surgery at the hospital.
"Loss of a loved one is difficult at any time, but particularly when the family has questions concerning that loved one's care," wrote Michelle Hart, a senior management analyst supervisor with the agency's Complaint Administrative Unit.
Hart then went on to tell Campbell that "it has been determined the Agency will not conduct an investigation for your specific complaint."
Trump campaign investigating staffer's Facebook posts
Sam Nunberg, a Trump political adviser, allegedly wrote racially-charged and disparaging political posts dating back to 2007, including one calling civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter a "N—!" and another others calling President Barack Obama a "Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser," Business Insider reported Friday.
Nunberg is denying he wrote the posts. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN on Friday that the posts are "offensive" and said Nunberg would be fired if he indeed wrote those posts.
Pennsylvania inmate, accused of killing woman, is back in custody
Police said inmate Robert Crissman "walked away" from the Armstrong County Jail on Thursday morning and killed 55-year-old Tammy Long shortly after his escape.
Crissman, who was in jail for nonviolent offenses, is now charged with murder; theft of a gun, two trucks and a TV set; and aggravated assault on a police officer, Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi said at a Friday news conference.
Vladimir Putin 'ordered killing', Litvinenko inquiry hears
Russian President Vladimir Putin "personally ordered" the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the former spy's death has heard. Ben Emmerson QC, for Mr Litvinenko's family, said in his closing statement that Russian state responsibility had been proven "beyond reasonable doubt".
Mr Litvinenko's widow Marina said she believed her husband's "murderers and their paymasters" had "been unmasked".
But the Kremlin told the BBC it did not trust the inquiry.
'Tinpot despot' Dissident Mr Litvinenko, 43, drank tea containing a fatal dose of radioactive polonium during a meeting with suspects Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi in London in 2006.
Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust
At the start of each month Elena, a 40-year-old Muscovite, spreads all the family cash on the table and starts dividing it into small piles.
"When I do this I shake, I feel nauseous,"
Ebola vaccine is 'potential game-changer'
A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest. There were no proven drugs or vaccines against the virus at the start of the largest outbreak of Ebola in history, which began in Guinea in December 2013.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said the findings, being published in the Lancet, could be a "game-changer".
Experts said the results were "remarkable".
This trial centred on the VSV-EBOV vaccine, which was started by the Public Health Agency of Canada and then developed by the pharmaceutical company Merck.
Tiger Woods at Quicken Loans National 2015: Thursday Leaderboard Score, Reaction
Making his first appearance in a PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the British Open two weeks ago, Tiger Woods put together one of his most encouraging rounds at the Quicken Loans National event.
After a sluggish start that included three bogeys in the first four holes, Woods had six birdies in a nine-hole stretch that helped him finish at three under for the day and in a tie for 28th place.
There have been glimmers of hope for Woods this season, but he's never been able to sustain any momentum.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction
What more could Russell Wilson ask for?
To the shock of few, the Seattle Seahawks locked up their star quarterback for the long term Friday, signing him to a four-year, $87.6 million extension, per Peter King of The MMQB.
King also reported that Wilson's deal includes a $31 million signing bonus and about $60 million of guaranteed money. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed King's report. The Seahawks showed Wilson signing his new deal:
Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen to stage Games
International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing, which hosted the Summer Games in 2008, had been chosen ahead of Almaty in Kazakshtan at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday. "I am so excited.
This is China's pride," Zhang Hong, China's women's 1,000m speed skating gold medal winner at the Sochi Games, told CCTV.
Only Beijing and Almaty had been left in the running after Oslo, Munich and Stockholm bowed to public pressure and decided not to pursue plans to host the winter sports showpiece.
Proven track record But Beijing has already proved its worth as a successful Olympic host, having hosted the summer version of the games in 2008.
Actor, Law & Order Director Jace Alexander Arrested on Child Porn Charges
Jason "Jace" Alexander — not the Seinfeld guy, but the TV actor and director best known for his Law & Order affiliation — has been arrested in New York for allegedly sharing child porn vids, according to the New York Post.
Alexander, 50, has reportedly been charged with "felony counts of promoting and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child." CBS notes that the Westchester County DA's office was able to download pornography of pre-teen and teenage girls that originated from an IP address linked to Alexander's home.
After obtaining a search warrant and sifting through data on Alexander's computers, the DA's suspicions of illegal activity there were confirmed.
A dark portrait emerges of the teen accused of killing Maddy Middleton
Appearing before a Santa Cruz judge for the first time since his arrest this week, Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, who wore a green T-shirt, shuffled into a courtroom Thursday as his hands were cuffed in front of him.
The teen did not enter a plea because his hearing was postponed to Sept. 21. The Santa Cruz teen has been charged with one count of kidnapping and four other sexual assault-related
offenses, Dist. Atty. Jeffrey Rosell said. If convicted of the charges, Gonzalez faces life in prison, he said.
Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?
American college campuses are increasingly patrolled by armed police officers — and it's a trend that burst into public view Wednesday, when a University of Cincinnati officer was charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist during a traffic stop.
But this arming of college cops is causing some worries.
When prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment of
University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing on Wednesday, he had harsh words about the officer's competence, saying he should never have been a cop.
Immigration fuels rising tension in Germany
The man's clothes were dirty and he was clearly exhausted.
"That's why I left Syria."
I met Saba in a makeshift reception centre for refugees, in the town of Passau.
He had been waiting for hours to be "processed". Little wonder - 200 refugees arrive at this centre every day.
Across town, a municipal ice rink has been hastily converted into another reception centre.
Germany receives more refugees than any other European county.
In the first half of this year, 180,000 people claimed asylum in Germany, and that number is expected to more than double by the end of 2015.
Towns and cities are converting gyms and warehouses into accommodation or putting refugees up in tent cities. Volunteers are rushing to donate clothes, money, time.
Food Truck Set Ablaze After Owner Takes Stand Against Confederate Flag
The owner of the truck had been receiving threats for a month.
Late last month, PoBoy's & Rich Chic's Cajun Eats — a food truck based in Odessa, Texas, about four hours from El Paso — announced it would give patrons a free sandwich in exchange for a Confederate flag.
The notion was simple: Get Confederate flags off the streets. And exchanging the controversial flag for a sandwich sounded a lot more peaceful to owner Rob Jenkins than talk of plans to burn them.
Sources suggest Jenkins himself had plans to burn the flags and related memorabilia, but he changed his mind and decided instead to donate the items to a museum.
Jenkins remains staunchly in opposition to the South's famous flag.
He told a local news station: "To me, it represents prejudice and hatred. It's really hard to argue against that."But not everyone saw the gesture as a good deed. Jenkins told the New York Daily News that he was bombarded with threats and hate mail. "We were thinking we are going to destroy it in unity with the American flag over it on the Fourth of July... We realized that we were going to lose some customers over this.
Terrafugia TF-X, the flying supercar
Well, it’s about time. Since the 1950s, we’ve been promised flying cars were just around the corner. But despite a steady stream of outlandish concepts, a working car-o-plane has always remained frustratingly, tantalizingly out of reach. Until now.
This is the Terrafugia TF-X, and it is surely the answer to our airborne automotive prayers. Built by the Boston-based outfit behind the still-not-yet-in-production Transition, it’s a bold vision of a transportation future unbounded by roads, runways or pleasing aesthetics.
As you’ll see from the video above, the TF-X – which will seat four open-minded humans – is capable of vertical take-off, thus negating the need for a runway. Wings furled, it’ll squeeze into a standard single garage, thus negating the need for a hanger in which to store your personal plane.
It’s powered by a plug-in hybrid arrangement, a pair of electric motors combining with a 300bhp petrol engine to produce a megawatt of output.
In Brooklyn and the rest of America, a movement for Bernie Sanders
As the sun began to set on the hottest day of a New York heat wave, a group of about 60 people crowded into a dark, scantily air-conditioned Bushwick loft, their gazes directed toward a wrinkled bed sheet that had been pressed into service as a screen.
“I apologize for how hot it is in here,” said host Steve Panovich, who stood beneath the bed sheet glistening with sweat.
“Feel the burn, man!” yelled a guy in the perspiring crowd. But what he meant was “Bern,” as in Bernie Sanders.
Repeat attacker stabs 6 at Jerusalem gay pride parade, police say
(CNN)An Orthodox Jew who stabbed marchers at a Jerusalem gay pride parade 10 years ago launched another knife attack at the same type of parade in the same city Thursday, stabbing and wounding six people who were on the streets for the event, police said.
Video aired on Israel's Channel 10 shows what appears to be part of the attack at Thursday's gay pride parade in Jerusalem: a man making quick slashing motions at people on a Jerusalem street, including one holding a rainbow flag, while others try to subdue him.
Of the six people stabbed Thursday, two were injured seriously, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
Police arrested Yishai Shlissel, Samri said. Israeli police say Shlissel, an Orthodox Jew, was released from prison three weeks ago after serving a 10-year prison sentence for stabbing and wounding three marchers at a Jerusalem gay pride parade in 2005.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the government would "pursue justice for those responsible" for the latest attack. The government fell short of calling it an act of terror, but Netanyahu, did call it, "a despicable hate crime."
Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
ATLANTA (AP) — Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating.
Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the National Park Service, which operates The King Center.
Groundskeepers were disturbed to see the flags in the morning, the Rev. Shannon Jones of Ebenezer Baptist said.
"Our grounds men were so upset, they took pictures and then they moved them," Jones said. But Park Service police later told workers the flags should be treated as evidence and not handled, he said.
Ex-university cop in Samuel DuBose shooting death pleads not guilty
At his arraignment, the judge set Tensing's bond at $1 million. Some inside the courtroom applauded when Judge Megan Shanahan announced the bond, and she quickly admonished them and called for order in the court.
Tensing's next court date is set for August 19. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the charges at a news conference earlier this week.
"I've been doing this for over 30 years. This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make -- totally unwarranted," he said.
If convicted, Tensing could go to prison for life, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in a news conference.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges
According to the indictment, the government alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.
"When our elected officials and their associates violate the law and create sophisticated financial schemes to enrich themselves, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, will work diligently with our fellow law enforcement partners to restore the public's trust."
Kenya audit: Government accounts 'disturbing'
Only 26% of money spent and collected by the Kenyan government has been fully approved in an audit for 2013-2014. The auditor-general, whose report covered an annual budget of about $16bn (£10bn), said there were "disturbing problems" in government's accounting. It comes just days after US President Barack Obama warned on his visit to Africa that "the cancer of corruption" was holding the continent back. Kenya is ranked amongst the world's most corrupt countries.
Sandra Bland's death in police custody puts spotlight on Texas jail standards
The official, hotly disputed account is that the 28-year-old hanged herself in her cell on 13 July. If that is true she is the first African American woman to kill herself in a Texas county jail since the state’s standards agency started keeping death records.
MH370: Plane wreckage found in Indian Ocean tested
The debris, apparently a wing flap, was found on French-owned Reunion. An aviation security expert said it had "incredible similarities" to a flap from a Boeing 777, the type of plane that vanished in March 2014.
But the island is a huge distance from the plane's search area and there have been other crashes much closer.
No part of the Malaysian Airlines flight has ever been found. It disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Aviation expert Xavier Tytelman said a code on the plane would be examined, promising a "definitive answer" on whether there was a link in a few days.
Australian investigators, who are leading the hunt, are also reported to be in touch with manufacturers over the find.
The Confederate Flag IS GONE... Now..., Lets Join as one against racism
IT IS TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PARTY TO BEGIN
What really are the possibilities of
Stem Cell Treatments?
Join with us to create "1" single strong voice that can no longer be defeated
2 Historic Events that validates
a new American Future based on "Demographics"
Arrogance Disposition of
Supreme Court Justices
invalidates their effectiveness
The American Party has just begun
The Foundation of Bill Cosby has been removed...
From a famous and powerful force to a
Bill Cosby's many associations with the malice of trickery, predictor behavior, and accusations of a cereal rapist
has forced many entities to dissociate with the comedian and have all but destroyed and remove all of his most valuable accomplishments.
There were signs of his poor behavior and many new of these activities that Bill would brag about, yet they said nothing.
Some hold the accusers accountable for their own expectations for fame and fortune and their willingness to allow themselves to be fooled and possibly raped.
What we do know in this one and only life that we all have been given...
all false acts and actions done in the dark,
will always come into the light.
For Bill Cosby, I ask him this.....
was having sex with all those woman worth it when you think about it today?
What's the incentive to confiscate
How an individual acquired huge amounts of money and extremely valuable property matters, and when one is caught by the law with these assets based on criminal activity, the assets do not then belong to the
"Police Department or those who represent the Justice System".
Case & Point:
" In one particularly brazen example, an unnamed Oklahoma assistant district attorney used $5,000 from a forfeiture fund to pay off their student loan debt, according to a state audit of local forfeiture programs published in 2013. "
These confiscated assets and the huge sums of money confiscated ought to be recycled back into the local citizens behalf in that,
it is with the citizens taxes that pay for the entire Justice System and any funds confiscated by the Justice System,
is based on the representation of the citizen's funding, thereby placing the ownership of all assets and cash confiscated in the legal ownership of the citizens who pay taxes.
What Happened to Kendrick Johnson... "Really"?
Found dead rolled up in a gym matt at his high school and his death was ruled as an accidental death suggesting that he was attempting to retrieve a shoe when getting caught in the rolled up matt which subsequently caused his death.
the family hired their own medical examiner who concluded that Kendrick Johnson's death was from " “unexplained, apparent non-accidental blunt force trauma” "
and he ruled it a "homicide", contrary to what the city's medical examiner concluded.
The two suspects are two kids that had already graduated from the high school and are sons of a "former FBI agent".
There is a reason why the local sheriff refused to do his job by conducting a proper investigation.
There is a reason why the city's medical examiner ruled Kendrick's death as a accident and not a homicide.
There is a reason why the family had to hire their own medical examiner.
Will Kendrick Johnson's Death ever be solved?
Hillary poor judgment again... is being discussed
Hillary's poor judgment to vote in favor of authorizing former president Bush with the ability to take this nation into a unwarranted and un-necessary war cost this nations "$Trillions", and now she is being dragged across the coals because, once again,
Hillary shows poor judgment in choosing to send and receive highly classified material thru her personal server located in her home as appose to using the governments designed message system that
99% of all of her, then employees used.
What does it take to prove that Hillary Clinton isn't the leadership type of person?
The Criminal Mind is a "born with" or "learned" Mind Set
Placing a person who does not have a criminal natural mind set among a group of criminals who choose crime over honesty, will eventually cause the non criminal minded person to adjust to the environment, thereby, becoming that of a criminal mind set.
Our Justice System, designed 200 plus years ago, still to this day,
treat human beings in the same manner 200 plus years later,
even as the American Culture has changed from disdaining mixed marriages and gay marriages to accepting individual choice.
Each individual requires individual evaluation and jail isn't the place for every crime.
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