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Police believe more than one person killed D.C. family
"We were expecting him to be convicted of at least one of the charges," said Jackie Russell, sister-in-law of Timothy Russell, said on CNN.
"We feel as though basically the judge gave him a pat on the back and said good job for shooting those people."
"If this case was tried in any other city that police (officer) would be in jail," said Alfredo Williams, brother of Malissa Williams.
"You know it and I know it."
Bribery and corruption at EEOC-NYDO
have direct and indirect knowledge of Federal Investigators, Federal Trial attorneys and managers of the EEOC who have taken money/gifts and/or positions with law firms to fix and throw investigation for personal gain or on orders from Comissioners of the EEOC
(Vice Chair Leslie Silverman, Esq).
Neomi Earp-campbell while Acting Chair of the EEOC had cases fixed for friends at law firms.
This information was given to me by Federal Investigator Sean Oliveria formerly of the EEOC-NYDO.
Former Vice Chair Leslie Silverman Esq, fixed decisions for her present employer Proskauer Rose law firm while she was a commissioner at the EEOC.
A band of sisters on the Special Ops battlefield
In the early hours of an August 2011 night,
White boarded a helicopter alongside the men of the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in southern Afghanistan.
The night's mission would take them to the home of a suspected insurgent in an effort to keep the pressure on the Taliban, al-Qaeda and those allied with them.
A firefight soon broke out as the suspected insurgents sought to escape through the back of the compound.
Fact check: Clinton's 'secret' email accounts
The RNC made its claim in a May 18 blog post hours after TheNew York Times published copies of emails that Clinton had sent and received when she was secretary.
The emails displayed two accounts: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
That seemed to clearly contradict Clinton's claim that she used only email@example.com while in office, which was from January 2009 to February 2013.
Ireland legalizes gay marriage in historic vote
DUBLIN — Ireland became the first country Saturday to legalize same-sex marriage by national referendum, a result that highlights the dramatic pace at which this traditionally conservative Catholic nation has changed in recent times.
Just 22 years after decriminalizing homosexuality, 62.1% of voters approved the measure changing the nation's constitution to allow gay marriage, according to official results by Ireland's referendum commission. National turnout in Friday's poll was 60.5% of 3.2 million eligible voters.
"With today's vote we have disclosed who we are: a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people," Prime Minister Enda Kenny said, welcoming the outcome Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
South Sudan president warns sanctions will worsen war
Repeated threats of sanctions by the UN Security Council, as well as the African Union and regional bloc IGAD, have been made amid fierce international criticism of Kiir and his arch-rival, rebel chief Riek Machar, for failing to end a 17-month war that has seen accusations of gross human rights abuses.
"At this time, discussion of sanctions is unproductive," the statement from the office of the president read, describing South Sudan as the "embers" of a fire that could flare up at any time.
Obama sells Iran deal directly to US Jews
Washington (AFP) - Amid a bitter public fight with Israel's government, President Barack Obama on Friday donned a yarmulke and pitched his nuclear deal with Iran and the case for a Palestinian state directly to US Jews.
Visiting Washington's conservative Adas Israel synagogue, Obama embarked on a Hebrew-sprinkled charm offensive which stressed that US-Israeli relations encompass more than just official links with the Likud government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
IS suicide bomber attacks Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 21
The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November.
The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.
"An individual detonated a bomb he was wearing under his clothes during Friday prayers at Ali Ibn Abi Taleb mosque... in Qatif," the ministry spokesman said in a statement.
The health ministry was quoted by SPA as saying that 21 people were killed and 81 wounded, including 12 in critical condition.
IS said it was behind the attack, the first time the group has officially claimed an attack in Saudi Arabia, and vowed "dark days ahead"
for Shiites, whom the group consider to be heretics, until militants "chase them from the Arabian Peninsula".
'White Helmets' bring civilian aid to Syria's conflict
And the reason is not because of deadly infectious diseases or lack of clean water, although those are problems there as well.
Instead, it has to do primarily with rusty old barrels that are packed with explosives and hurtled out of helicopters onto large neighborhoods.
These barrels often contain nails, wire, glass and anything else that can brutally maim and destroy a human body.
The images are awful to imagine, and even worse to see. According to the Syrian Civil Defense, barrel bombs, as they are called, are now the greatest killer of civilians in many parts of Syria.
Every time one of these barrels strikes, it is the seismological equivalent of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, and it happens around 50 times a day.
While I spoke to James Le Mesurier in Southern Turkey last night, he received word that three more barrel bombs had fallen in just the past few hours.
He also told me that when this happens, there is no one for the average citizen to call. "You can't dial 911.
You can't dial the fire service. You can't call the local police department. They don't exist."
Josh Duggar on child molestation report: 'I acted inexcusably'
(CNN)Reality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager, saying: "I acted inexcusably." Duggar, 27, is the oldest of the children who appear on TLC's hit show "19 Kids and Counting."
The Duggars are known for being devout Christians who don't believe in practicing birth control and whose children follow strict courtship rules.
TLC pulled all episodes of the show currently set to air, according to Shannon Llanes, a spokeswoman for the network. The network had already replaced several scheduled repeats of "19 Kids and Counting" with "The Little People."
"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.
I hurt others, including my family and close friends," Josh Duggar said in a post on Facebook.
Mexico gang shoot-out leaves dozens dead
At least 43 people have been killed in a shoot-out in the western Mexican state of Michoacan. Friday's gunfight between security forces and an armed gang took place in Tanhuato near the Jalisco state border.
The violence is thought to be drug-related and officials have said that at least one police officer was killed. The authorities have been fighting a bloody war with the area's most powerful drug cartel, Jalisco New Generation, for years. The majority of those killed at a ranch are believed to have been members of the cartel, said National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.
He told reporters that the gunfight had lasted for about three hours and that a number of weapons had been recovered from the scene, including more than 30 rifles.
The gunbattle began when the police and security forces were checking reports of an "invasion" of the 112-hectare (277 acres) ranch by a group of armed men.
Domestic violence charges against former NFL player Ray Rice dismissed
A New Jersey judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice brought against the former National Football League star for knocking unconscious the woman he later married after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program.
The February 2014 incident involving Rice and Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino's elevator and others involving NFL players prompted the most popular U.S. sports league to toughen penalties for domestic violence and other off-field misconduct.
Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious
charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."
The indictments announced Thursday were very similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about three weeks ago.
The most serious charge for each officer, ranging from second-degree "depraved heart" murder to assault, still stood, though some of the other lesser alleged offenses had changed.
Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were later shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city.
The officer reported that he was being assaulted with a skateboard before the shooting in Olympia that left one man critically injured and another in stable condition, authorities said.
The shooting, which is being investigated by a team of detectives from several agencies, prompted some brief protests.
Gap between rich and poor 'keeps growing'
In its 34 member states, the richest 10% of the population earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10%.
There is no standard measure of inequality, but most indicators suggest it slowed or fell during the financial crisis and is now growing again.
The OECD warns that such inequality is a threat to economic growth.
Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking
Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to persimmons to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other North American cities. Groups like the Portland Fruit Tree Project advocate for public access to existing fruit trees so that people can glean crops that would otherwise go uneaten — an idea some are calling radical. Other groups are more interested in planting new groves of fruit trees on previously fallow city land.
Fruit trees produce food, but also provide shade, keep greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, improve water quality and may even deter crime. Advocates say they also have a longer lasting impact on communities than vegetable beds.
"When you plant lettuce, you produce food for today, which is great, but when you plant a tree, you're feeding people tomorrow," says Nina Beth Cardin, director of the Baltimore Orchard Project, a program of the Baltimore non-profit Civic Works. The orchard project has planted thousands of apple, serviceberry, pawpaw, fig and pear trees on public and private land around Baltimore.
'Droughtshaming' hopes to out California water cheats
With water levels at a record low in California, vigilantes are using social media to shame their neighbours into saving more water. #Droughtshaming - a practice that began online last year - is back again as California enters its fourth summer of extreme drought.
Residents who catch their neighbours wasting water are posting pictures and videos, often with addresses, on Facebook and Twitter as well as via apps.
(It is the home of Silicon Valley, after all.)
Despite calls for massive reduction in water use and the threat of fines for those who waste water, there are still Californians washing their cars and watering their lawns.
Celebrities' lush lawns are a particular target online. "Nothing is worse than talentless liberal celebrities preaching to the masses but not leading by example.
Jim Kelly says there's 'no doubt' Tom Brady cheated
Jim Kelly knows a few things about being an NFL quarterback.
“Oh, there’s no doubt,” Kelly told the panel of We Need To Talk. “There’s no way that an equipment manager in the National Football League is going to do something to the football without the greatest quarterback ever to play knowing.
“You do something like that, you’re going to get caught.
And Tom didn’t need to do it.”
Police search New York home, talk to girlfriend of suspect in D.C. murder mystery
Washington (CNN)Police searched a home in Brooklyn Thursday for the man suspected of killing a prominent Washington, D.C., family, after his DNA was found on a pizza crust at the scene, officials said.
Authorities named Daron Dylon Wint, 34, as a suspect in the gruesome slayings last week of Savvas Savopoulos, a wealthy manufacturing executive, along with his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family's housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa.
Thursday, U.S. Marshals and NYPD detectives questioned a woman believed to be Wint's girlfriend, according to two law enforcement sources involved in the investigation. The sources said the girlfriend, who lives in Brooklyn, told authorities that she spoke to Wint and that he was planning to turn himself in.
Workers race to clean California oil spill that spans nine miles
Earlier estimates said a single slick had formed, stretching only four miles. Officials do not know how much oil has been spilt, but say the pipeline was running at full-capacity when it broke on Tuesday.
Record $50 million worth of Mexican heroin seized in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation of a pair of New York City drug traffickers has resulted in a record seizure of more than 150 pounds of heroin from Mexico worth at least $50 million, authorities said Tuesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan called the heroin seizure the largest ever recorded by the DEA in New York state.
Agents also arrested Jose Mercedes and Yenci Cruz Francisco, both of the Bronx, and recovered $2 million in cash.
Obama Admin: NSA Spying Will Begin Shutting Down This Week
The Patriot Act provisions that have allowed the National Security Agency to vacuum up Americans' phone records officially expire on June 1. But the Obama administration says the NSA must begin preparing to end its bulk telephone spying program as soon as Friday. A Justice Department memo circulated among congressional offices Wednesday and obtained by National Journal said Congress needs to fully settle its differences over the expiring spy provisions this week in order to avoid an operational interruption to the NSA's mass surveillance program, which was exposed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden two years ago.
A Bionic Approach to Prosthetics Controlled by Thought
Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab have developed a next-generation prosthetic: a robotic arm that has 26 joints, can curl up to 45 pounds and is controlled with a person’s mind just like a regular arm.
Researchers think the arm could help people like Les Baugh, who lost both arms at the shoulder after an electrical accident as a teenager.
Now 59, Mr. Baugh recently underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins to remap the remaining nerves from his missing arms, allowing brain signals to be sent to the prosthetic.
Mr. Baugh’s custom socket can pick up brain signals to control the arms, known as Modular Prosthetic Limbs, or M.P.L., just by thinking about the movements.
Mike McLoughlin, the chief engineer of research and exploratory development at the lab, said that as the remapped nerves grew deeper, it was possible that Mr. Baugh
would feel some sensation in his prostheses. Each arm has over 100 sensors, and other amputees who have had the same surgery reported being able to feel texture through the M.P.L.
Patients of varying disabilities have tested the arm in the lab and helped push the design forward.
Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?
Before there was George, there was Sid.
George Stephanopoulos is, of course, the ABC news anchor whose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton foundation have reminded the world of his longtime ties to Bill Clinton, for whom he worked from 1991 to 1997.
But before Stephanopoulos had entered the picture, another journalist with an activist history, Sidney Blumenthal, had already established himself as an admirer of Bill Clinton and as a confidant of both the future president and his wife, Hillary.
That relationship, begun in the 1980s, would last for decades and continues to make news today.
Map Reveals The Distinctive Cause Of Death In Each State
There's no getting around the strangeness of a map that shows the most distinctive cause of death in each of our 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Texas, it's tuberculosis. In Maine, it's the flu. And in Nevada, it's the ominous "legal intervention." But what does it mean to label a cause of death distinctive?
I asked Francis Boscoe, a researcher with the New York State Cancer Registry, who came up with the analysis and the map published last Thursday by Preventing Chronic Disease, an online journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lawyers, guns and money: The logistics of prosecuting 170 people in Waco
An explosion of violence between rival gangs over the weekend left nine people dead and led to the arrests of 170 people.
Bond was set at $1 million each for just about all the 170 suspects, and jailers were working Tuesday to keep rival biker gang members apart in lockup.
5 big banks pay $5.4 billion for rigging currencies
Citigroup (C), Barclays (BCS), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBSPF)were fined more than $2.5 billion by the U.S. after pleading guilty to conspiring to manipulate the price of The four banks, plus UBS (UBS) , have also been fined $1.6 billion by the Federal Reserve, and Barclays will pay regulators another $1.3 billion to settle related claims. The first four banks operated what they described as "The Cartel" from as early as 2007, using online chatrooms and coded language to influence the twice-daily setting of benchmarks in an effort to increase their profits.
The guilty banks "participated in a brazen display of collusion and foreign exchange rate market manipulation," said U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Lynch said bankers conspired to enrich themselves at the expense of "countless consumers, investors and institutions around the world."
Source: Aaron Hernandez a lookout in prison fight
Hernandez allegedly agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who went into another prisoner's cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Those two inmates got into a fight Monday, the source says,
believed to be gang-related.
All three men are being disciplined over the incident, including the former professional football player, who was put in a special management section.
The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million.
Democrat "1832" & Republicans "1854" It's time for a party that represent the 100%
IT IS TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PARTY TO BEGIN
Saudi Arabia's first....
and more to come
Two Documentaries that define
America's True Hidden History
Investing in Young Parents Yields Positive Life Results
The Presumption of Innocence must exist
Tom Brady's agent blasts 'Deflategate' report as biased, flawed 5/7
Integrity..., in sports,
is fair play during a win and a loss
Planting & Concealing Evidence has harmed the lives of many
Men serving years on death row based on concealed or planted evidence by a police officer,
caught on camera,
a police officer moves a taser 50 feet, placing it beside the body of a man he shot in the back....,
are examples of the daily dastardly deeds that take place by police officers and the DA.
Finally, the citizen can now take action against a police officer that conceal evidence, which is astonishing that this has to be established by the Supreme Court.
American Police, reputation is now world wide known to be flawed
Blacks & Hispanics in America have been the recipients of many acts of police brutality for decades, and the world outside of America... are starting to express their disdain based on the visual evidence that corroborate the many decades of complaints by
Blacks & Hispanics.
The Glory Days of honor and valiant praise for police performance have been replaced with
video recordings of the average cop slapping a cell phone out of the hands of a woman and then stomping on it to destroy evidence of possible unprofessional behavior
by the police officers on the scene.
Even North Korea and Iran's leaders have sited police brutality in America as being a issue that America must address before America can speak to how they treat their citizens,
which ought to speak volumes when considering North Korea and Iran speaks to the type of policing being enforced
Is it possible..., Is it thinkable...? It's our money after all
Providing free higher education can provide the mitigating fix for many of the social issues that permeate the poorest communities all around this country.
The decisions made to do other things with our taxes
cause the mal's for many cities in America.
Obviously, not every human being will go to college even if it is free, but, having that choice matters.
For years, on line voter registrations has been doable
adding names to that database, and comparing names and addresses for voters has been doable for at least a decade,
but some reason, we have allowed our slow moving government representatives to choose the old options over the easier, more secure and cheaper way of registering voters.
Adding names and addresses to a database can be a mobile thing, thereby allowing those in remote areas and those who have trouble traveling, to be provided alternative ways of registering to vote and actually voting.
Welcome to technology.
Deceptive wording and Deceptive Spending practices
No regulations in the salaries for those who serve as upper level management, and there are known board members enjoying salaries in the $hundreds of thousands per year for no work at all.
You gave from your heart and they
"Pocketed" your money for their own pleasures.
This is called,
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