Florida deputy stops black man on bike, shoots him 4 seconds later
A truck slowed as he rode against traffic. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Adams Lin was watching schoolchildren waiting for a bus.
Later, he would say he followed Stephens to give him a traffic ticket for not bicycling properly.
But he also would acknowledge he was suspicious of Stephens, whom he had not seen in the neighborhood before that morning, according to court records.
He intended to stop him, ask for identification and find out where he had come from and where he was going.
He considered frisking him. But Lin, who is of Asian descent, denied racially profiling Stephens, who is black, and wore his hair in long dreadlocks.
When Stephens turned down a side road, Lin followed, stepping on the gas, turning on the siren and then the lights.
He thought the way Stephens rode his bike was suspicious.
He thought the way Stephens got off his bike was suspicious.
And four seconds after Lin got out of his patrol car, he shot Stephens four times, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
Earthquake slams Nepal; devastating loss of people, historyKathmandu, Nepal (CNN)A magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings and leaving at least 1,457 people dead, authorities said.
Stunned residents stared at temples that were once part of their daily lives and now were flattened to the ground.
Locals and tourists ferreted through mounds of debris in search of survivors. Cheers rose from the piles when people were found alive, but mostly bodies turned up.
11 stories reportedly under scrutiny so far in NBC's Brian Williams investigation
Months after Brian Williams admitted to falsely claiming he was onboard a helicopter hit by rocket fire in Iraq, three NBC executives reportedly gathered in a Rockefeller Center conference room to talk about their embattled anchor. So far, unnamed sources told the Washington Post and the New York Times, the network’s internal probe has identified 11 occasions when Williams apparently bent the truth about his reporting. NBC decided to suspend the “Nightly News” anchor back in February and launch an investigation into Williams’ work after the Iraq admission sparked an onslaught of accusations of embellished reporting. Everything from Williams’ Hurricane Katrina coverage and SEAL Team 6 stories to anecdotes about his college years were suddenly subject to scrutiny.
The reaction to Bruce Jenner is love
"Love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love," Jenner's step-daughter Kim Kardashian wrote online after Jenner's interview aired on ABC on Friday night.
She signed her message "I love you Bruce" with the hashtag #ProudDaughter. Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian said they were proud, as well. And Jenner's son Brandon said on the special, "I feel like I am getting an upgraded version of my dad."
Arizona sheriff acknowledges investigation into judge's wife
PHOENIX (AP) — In a bombshell revelation, Sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledged Thursday that his office was behind a secret investigation into the wife of the judge presiding over a racial-profiling lawsuit against the brash Arizona lawman known for his anti-immigration patrols.
A contempt-of-court hearing in the case took the strange turn after the sheriff finished his testimony and Judge Murray Snow began asking him questions, including whether Arpaio was investigating him and his family.
"Are you aware that I've been investigated by anyone?" the judge asked.
Ex-school headmaster sentenced to 50 years for child porn
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school founded by members of the du Pont family was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for dealing in child pornography. Christopher Wheeler showed no emotion and declined to speak. His attorney plans to appeal.
Wheeler, 55, waived his right to a jury trial last year after a judge denied a defense motion to suppress evidence seized during a search of his home and office at Tower Hill School, whose graduates include DuPont Co. CEO Ellen Kullman, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and television personality Dr. Oz.
Wheeler was convicted by Judge Eric Davis in December after rejecting a plea bargain under which he could have received as little as four years behind bars.
Thousands of South Koreans march in anti-government rally
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The rallies were orchestrated by one of the country's two major umbrella labor unions. They come about a week after police clashed violently in the capital Seoul with demonstrators critical of the government's
handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.
Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
"We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world's inability to protect and defend the innocent," Jolie said.
"It is sickening to see thousands of refugees drowning on the doorstep of the world's wealthiest continent," she said. "No one risks the lives of their children in this way except out of utter desperation."
Woman punched by officer during arrest sues Seattle for $1 million
A Seattle woman who was punched in the face by a police officer as she was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence has filed a $1 million claim against the city, saying her rights were violated, the city clerk's office said on Friday.
Miyekko Durden-Bosley, 23, suffered a fractured eye socket in the June 22 incident, which was captured on police video.
In the video, Durden-Bosley can be seen kicking at the head of officer Adley Shepherd as she is handcuffed and placed in the patrol car.
He then draws back and punches her in the face.
Both Durden-Bosley and Shepherd are black.
Georgia university cancels classes in flap over flag protest
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.
Valdosta State University found itself in the center of a controversy after a video shared on social media showed an Air Force veteran, Michelle Manhart, taking an American flag from demonstrators who had walked on it to protest racism.
At the protest, held a week ago, Manhart was detained by police when she refused to return the flag. She later was banned from the campus of 11,500 students. She was not a student at Valdosta State, according to the school.
The flag-walking demonstration involved three protesters, university spokesman Andy Clark said.
Meanwhile, tensions rose at Valdosta State when campus police found a backpack containing a handgun Tuesday.
Police said they traced the gun to a protester who was part of the flag-walking demonstration, and they issued a warrant for Eric Sheppard's arrest on charges of bringing a firearm onto a college campus.
Sheppard fled and has not been found by authorities, Clark said.
TCSO Reserve Deputy Bob Bates Received Special Treatment, Report Shows
The investigation by the sheriff's office in 2009 reveals Bates received special treatment and equipped his personal vehicle as a police car.
According to the investigation report obtained by News On 6, the deputy overseeing Bates' training says he signed off that Bates had 150 hours more training than he actually completed.
Bates is charged with manslaug
The report from 2009 claims there were red flags right from the beginning.
It states when Bob Bates "started operating at the advanced [reserve deputy] level, several other reserves voiced their concerns."
Cuban-born Jose Fernandez becomes U.S. citizen
"This is a dream that I've had since I was little, and actually achieving it is really amazing," Fernandez said. "Having my family here and so much support from this amazing country, it's really fantastic."
Eight women finish first week of US Army Ranger test
Half of the female soldiers who entered the first co-ed class of U.S. Army Ranger School have completed the first week of the traditionally all-male course. Eight out of 16 female soldiers completed the Ranger Assessment Phase, or RAP week. On the male side, 184 males out of 380 finished RAP. "This is an overall success rate of 48 percent (48.3 percent for men and 42.1 percent for women) for RAP week and within historic norms for the Ranger course," according to an April 23 Fort Benning, Ga., press release.
Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks
Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks. The presidents of France and Russia joined other leaders for the memorial in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
Armenia says up to 1.5 million people died, a figure disputed by Turkey. Turkey strongly objects to the use of the term genocide to describe the killings and the issue has soured relations between the nations.
HIV outbreak in Indiana grows
(CNN)The number of new HIV infections in a rural Indiana county has grown, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The institute is working with state health leaders to control the "severe outbreak," which has spread among users of a prescription opioid called Opana. The outbreak has been ongoing since mid-December.
As of Friday, 142 people have tested positive for HIV, with 136 confirmed cases and six more with preliminary positive test results, all in rural Scott and Jackson counties. This is a huge number of cases for an area that has a population of only a few thousand people.
Inside the fight to free Warren Weinstein
Washington (CNN)In 2011, al Qaeda took Warren Weinstein hostage. Then, about a year later, his family paid money to his captors, said a Pakistani source who was in regular contact with the kidnappers.
It did not lead to the American aid worker's release, and he was inadvertently killed in an anti-terror strike in January, the White House announced Thursday.
After the transfer of funds in 2012, the captors, who never referred to themselves as "al Qaeda," but instead as "Afghans," began demanding prisoners be released in exchange for Weinstein, most prominently Dr. Aafia Siddiqui of Pakistan, the source said.
Three more women say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them
Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents between 1970 and 1982.
They join more than three dozen women, many of whom are represented by Allred, who have made similar accusations in public over the past year.
Not again! Royals brawl with White Sox leads to five ejections
Things started in the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs, White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton hit a comebacker to Yordano Ventura.
As Eaton was running to first, Ventura appeared to yell a not so friendly phrase at him. Eaton appeared to have said something to Ventura after hitting the ground ball.
The first base umpire immediately got in front of Eaton, while the home plate ump came out in front of Ventura.
At that moment, both benches cleared. At first, it seemed like a normal baseball bruhaha.
There was a lot of pushing and shoving, but no punches were thrown.
That didn't last. White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija went after Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, causing a scrum on the field. As Samardzija charged at Cain, one Royals player, possibly Edinson Volquez, took a swing at Samardzija.
Samardzija was eventually separated from the fray. He was held back by Geovany Soto, his teammate with both the Cubs and Athletics.
Washington (CNN)—President Barack Obama announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages, including one American.
Multiple U.S. officials told CNN the hostages, Warren Weinstein, an American, and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, were killed by a U.S. military drone that targeted the al Qaeda compound.
Brittney Griner arrested on suspicion of assault
Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, per The Arizona Republic.
Griner’s fiancee, Glory Johnson, was arrested on the same charges, according to the report.
TMZ reported that the two were allegedly attacking each other. Johnson also plays in the WNBA as a member of the Tulsa Shock.
Report: Rand Paul's son charged with DUI
Police reportedly encountered the Kentucky GOP Senator's 22-year-old son on Sunday morning after his Honda Ridgeline rear-ended a parked vehicle in Lexington, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
READ: Sen. Rand Paul's son arrested, charged with underage drinking William Paul has had two prior alcohol-related interactions with law enforcement, including a charged assault, the paper reported.
The son sustained minor injuries after the Sunday crash and has been charged with driving under the influence and for not having car insurance, according to the local media reports. A spokesman for Paul said the senator "does not comment on any private matter in regards to his family."
Charges dismissed 34 years into man's life sentence
Michael Hanline, 69, was the longest-serving wrongfully incarcerated inmate in California history, according to the
California Innocence Project, whose lawyers worked for 15 years to free him and persuaded prosecutors to re-examine the evidence.
Testing showed DNA found at the crime scene did not come from Hanline or his alleged accomplice. In addition, prosecutors withheld evidence that should have been disclosed to Hanline's legal team during the trial.
Once lauded, Gen. David Petraeus faces criminal sentencing
He retired from the military to lead the CIA at the request of President Barack Obama in 2011. But after only about a year, Petraeus delivered Obama a resignation letter, sinking into shame as the news that his one-time chronicler was actually his lover.
Petraeus spent some time maintaining a low profile, but then began to emerge in mid-2013, accepting positions at universities and the private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Most of Petraeus' friends and family -- including his wife, Holly -- have been supportive of the four-star general and stood by him, friends of Petraeus said.
Michael Brown's family to file civil lawsuit, attorneys say
The civil suit will be announced Thursday morning in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse.
Attorneys Anthony Gray and Daryl Parks promised the lawsuit in early March after grand jury and Justice Department decisions not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting.
Freddie Gray death: Protests grow; cop union compares them to 'lynch mob'
"While we appreciate the right of our citizens to protest and applaud the fact that, to date, the protests have been peaceful, we are very concerned about the rhetoric of the protests," the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 said in a statement.
"In fact, the images seen on television look and sound much like a lynch mob in that they are calling for the immediate imprisonment of these officers without them ever receiving the due process that is the constitutional right of every citizen, including law enforcement officers."
That comparison drew swift and sharp criticism, given the history of lynchings of African-Americans in the United States.
Rooted in the racial ire of the Civil War, lynching involved mobs hanging black people, minorities and those who opposed oppression of minorities from trees.
Spain ex-king led 'double life' with German aristocrat, book says
Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos had an affair with a German aristocrat for the last 10 years of his reign, according to a new book about the monarch's "double life" that is flying off Spanish bookshelves.
The king, who gave up the throne in June 2014 in favour of his son Felipe, was in a romantic relationship with Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and "for a long time"
thought of divorcing his wife Sofia, author Ana Romero said at the book's presentation in Madrid on Wednesday.
"They were a couple pure and simple," she said, before adding that members of the former king's entourage had discouraged him from getting a divorce.
Jury convicts Oregon farmer of killing men, feeding to pigs
The Jackson County jury found Susan Monica guilty of murdering two men about a year apart,
then abusing their corpses by feeding them to the animals at her farm, The Medford Mail Tribune reported (http://is.gd/Ltq4ap ).
Circuit Judge Tim Barnack immediately sentenced Monica to a minimum 50 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Stephen Delicino, 59, was killed in 2012 and Robert Haney, 56, died in 2013.Monica's changing stories about how she shot Delicino and Haney never matched the forensic evidence, Allan Smith, senior assistant deputy district attorney, told jurors in closing arguments.
La teacher, 27, arrested for sex with student, 15: cops
A 27-year-old Louisiana teacher apologized to cops for the "mistake" she made in “taking (a boy’s) innocence” after she was caught having a steamy sex affair with the 15-year-old freshman, police said.
Amber Anderson admitted she’d exchanged naked texts and later had sex with the Baton Rouge teen, now 17, during a summer fling in July and August of 2013, according to an affidavit obtained by The Times-Picayune.
Ethiopia mourns Christians killed by IS militants
Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia began three days of national mourning on Tuesday, with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by Islamic State militants in Libya.
The murders have horrified Ethiopians and sparked global condemnation, including from Pope Francis who expressed his "great distress and sadness".
"They are animals, they are outside of all humanity," said Tesfaye Wolde, who saw his only brother Balcha Belete executed on a video released by the jihadists.
"I saw him kneeling, a masked man pointing a gun to my brother and his friend, with a knife to their throats."
Abune Mathias, the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, called the killings "repugnant".
"We have a duty to raise our voice to tell the world that the killing of the innocent like animals is completely unacceptable," he said.
Almost two-thirds of Ethiopians are Christians, the majority of those Orthodox Copts -- who say they have been in the Horn of Africa nation since the first century AD -- as well as large numbers of Protestants.
Hundreds of Ethiopians marched through the capital Tuesday demanding justice for the victims.
Democrat "1832" & Republicans "1854" It's time for a party that represent the 100%
IT IS TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PARTY TO BEGIN
Differences in the treatment of
Black Woman & White Woman by Police
The World's Poor is only now beginning to understand they're collective power
Without Consequences, poor behavior is
Assume that your cell phone is A window into your person
Police Brutality on any human being is equally as wrong
The Power of Voting,
The Guarantee..., is really "not our job"....
Lives Stolen and $Millions Lost for every American City
When giving a person the authority to drive around with the power over all citizens accompanied with the benefit of being anointed the trust of assumed to be more honest than any citizen,
we must, daily assess that individuals character based on his/her history of interactions with any citizen of the city.
When the collective Industry of Justice failed to daily validate honesty in those who are awarded the badge of justice,
$Millions of dollars collect from the city's citizens used to manage all the goodness of the city's capabilities,
become wasted on lawyers having to defend the illegal and abusive acts and actions of flawed police officers.
$Millions Wasted due to flawed police backed by a entire
managed by flawed leaders.
The Rampant Abuses of the Police isn't just recently
"A Few Bad Apples, Not the larger majority of all police, or only the acts of a few bad police officers"
However, stories told by family members for decades and the subsequent many instances of wrongly imprisoned people who have spent a half life time in jail based on
flawed evidence, flawed behavior of district attorneys, planted evidence by police departments, etc...
provides us with enough facts to conclude that
Mal Behavior associated with Police Behavior is...
and has been a factor that has directly affected every American Citizen in a negative way for at least 100 years.
Systemic Abuses of Power
has been going on for at least 5 generations, and
a few bad apples within all police departments
actually refer to the few who
"choose not to be abusive".
The Embarrassment of your child getting a DUI
It is tough enough to attempt to raise a child to be good decision makers, however, when your family has a history of participation in the arena of politics to the degree that you are the father that is running for the Presidency of the United States of America, and so did your father....
the behavior of your own children provides a window into your internal life and your ability to do the one thing in life that validates you as a leader, which is providing good guidance for your own child and the results of the quality to which you have guided your children are within the behavior and the acts and actions of your own children.
by a child of a person running for the Presidency
doesn't suggest that the child received quality guidance.
Ran Paul has been a loud voice of judgment for years,
and now, he is being judge as to his parenting skills.
Same Sex Marriage...., Same Problems
Same Sex Marriage equal Same Problems
in that, any two human beings that join in any type of a monogamous relationship, will suffered from the same type of problems as two people in heterosexual relationships.
The Danger of Acquiescing to Flawed Character in the Seat of Power
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, once dubbed as the toughest Sheriff in America, since then have been found to be running an criminal and racist police department to the extent that this Sheriff has participated in the investigation of the sitting Judge's Wife.
The Feds have concluded that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Police Department has used race based tactics to pull over citizens
and after ordering him to stop,
Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave them the middle finger.
Flawed Character in those that lead becomes the personification of the Character of those that he/she leads, and in this case,
it is an entire Police Department that uses racist and physical intimidation as part of its tools to inflict conscientious terror on the citizens of Maricopa County, Arizona.
Those who have ignored this flawed character in the leader of the Sheriff Department, are now feeling the same degree of abuse as those citizens who have felt the wrath of abuse by a
Flawed Character is always allowed so long as the person with
Flawed Character doesn't affect you, but the reality is, those with Flawed Character....
will eventually effect you in the same manner that you have
ignored for years.
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