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  • Lady Gaga, R. Kelly song removed from streaming services, YouTube

    01/12/2019 7:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/11/19 | Wade Sheridan
    Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga's 2013 single "Do What U Want (With My Body)" featuring R. Kelly has been removed from music streaming services. Gaga promised on Twitter Wednesday that the track would be removed in response to the multiple sexual assault allegations that Kelly is facing. Official music videos for "Do What U Want (With My Body)" were also removed from YouTube, however, a video of Gaga and Kelly performing the song at the American Music Awards remains.
  • Six women brawl at Mississippi grocery store (link to video)

    01/09/2019 10:29:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    Cox Media Group ^ | 1/7/2019 | Bob D'Angleo
    JACKSON, MISS. — A grocery store in Mississippi was closed down and a security guard was injured Saturday night after six women got into fight inside the business, WAPT reported. The guard was hurt when he tried to break up the fight at the Food Depot in Jackson, the television station reported. According to witnesses, the women threw cantaloupes and produce and hit the guard in the head with a glass bottle of syrup, WAPT reported. In addition to a floor full of fruit and vegetables, the women left torn-out hair extensions and broken merchandise, the television station reported. Store...
  • Man charged with capital murder in shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

    01/06/2019 7:27:13 AM PST · by Bon mots · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, January 06, 2019 05:24AM | By Jessica Willey and Deborah Wrigley
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is charged with capital murder in the deadly shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, and a second suspect has been taken into custody. Investigators say a tip led to the arrest of Eric Black Jr., 20. An investigation revealed evidence that corroborated the tip, authorities say, and Black was taken into custody in east Harris County without incident. Black reportedly admitted to taking part in the shooting. Sources tell ABC13 Larry Woodruffe, 24, has been arrested as a second suspect in the case. Those sources say Woodruffe is believed to be the shooter. Jazmine's...
  • 3 shot dead, 4 injured at Torrance bowling alley

    01/06/2019 8:52:10 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    LATIMES.COM ^ | 1/6/2019 | Ruben Vives, Courtney Lewis, Ben Poston and Cindy Chang
    It was a typical Friday night at Gable House Bowl in Torrance — people celebrating birthdays, friends meeting up for a few rounds of bowling at the end of the workweek. Then gunfire erupted. People scrambled for cover. When it was over, three people lay dead inside, including two 28-year-old men who were best friends. Four others were injured. On Saturday morning, friends and relatives of the victims huddled in a nearby parking lot, waiting for the bodies to be brought out — and for answers about what happened.
  • Crimes of Survival

    01/04/2019 6:53:16 PM PST · by OddLane · 34 replies
    City Journal ^ | 1/2/18 | Christopher F. Rufo
    The latest fad in criminal-justice activism is the concept of “survival crime.” The theory holds that the homeless, the poor, and people of color commit property crimes and low-level infractions in order to secure their basic survival. Any enforcement of these laws is thus a violation of their basic human rights and should be relaxed—that is, local governments should stop enforcing any laws that “criminalize homelessness” and “criminalize poverty.” Survival crime theory is the flipside of Broken Windows theory. They deal with the same class of offenses—mainly property crime, drug possession, and public nuisances—in precisely the opposite way. Broken Windows...
  • Miami Dolphins' Robert Quinn complains his national anthem protests being swept 'under the rug'

    12/29/2018 6:54:47 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 45 replies
    washington times ^ | Dec. 29, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn lashed out at the media for not paying enough attention to his national anthem protests, which he said are supposed to shine a light on racial problems in America. “Y’all ignore it,” he said during a press conference Thursday, The Miami Herald reported. “Because when I gave my first message on trying to bring unity, y’all swept it under the rug.” Mr. Quinn has been raising a fist during the national anthem since he joined the Dolphins in the offseason. The Miami Herald suggested that kneeling during the anthem in protest is “radioactive to...
  • Florida woman arrested after committing robbery with toy gun, fleeing on tricycle

    12/29/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 41 replies
    Raycom News Network ^ | 12/26/2018 | WTXL via Raycom News Network
    <p>COLLIER COUNTY, FL (WTXL/RNN) - A Florida woman has been arrested after robbing a postal worker with a plastic toy gun and fleeing on a tricycle.</p> <p>Leida Crisostomo, 52, of Naples, was arrested on Saturday by the Collier County Sheriff's Office.</p>
  • Women arrested for stealing during Target’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

    12/23/2018 12:50:54 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | December 23rd, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    The criminal masterminds engaged in their crime spree while there were 15 cops from various local departments taking part in an annual charity event organized to aid underprivileged kids during the Christmas season. The women reportedly knew the officers were in the store, according to the Detroit Free Press, which reported that Johnson approached one and complimented him on about “how generous the cops were with their time.”
  • LeBron James blasts NFL, calls owners ‘old white men’ with ‘slave mentality’

    12/22/2018 9:49:21 AM PST · by ETL · 74 replies ^ | Dec 22, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce | Fox News
    James made the comments on Friday night’s episode of HBO’s “The Shop” which is co-executive produced by the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. ..." James said the NFL was attempting to exert control over its players. "In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality," James said. "And it's like, 'This is my team. You do what the f--- I tell y'all to do. Or we get rid of y'all.’”
  • Dems call emergency meeting over 'egregious behavior' of Atlantic City mayor, councilman

    11/26/2018 5:26:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 11/26/2018 | Chris Franklin
    The Atlantic City Democrat Committee announced an emergency meeting would be held Monday night at 6.p.m. "We, the Atlantic City Democratic Committee, plan to take action with regard to the egregious behavior of the mayor, Frank Gilliam, and council member-at-large, Jeffree Fauntleroy, from November 11, 2018," the committee said in a statement. The meeting comes in the wake of the Haven Night Club incident at the Golden Nugget in which Gilliam and Fauntleroy, both Democrats, were accused of assaulting people on Nov. 11
  • Russian Leaders After Putin May Treat Ukraine Even Worse than He Does

    11/25/2018 12:20:38 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Many Ukrainians comfort themselves with the observation that Vladimir Putin can’t live forever and that after him relations between Russia and Ukraine will improve, former Soviet dissident Iosif Zisels says; but in fact, the leaders who will emerge after Putin leaves the scene may treat Russia even worse than he does. “It isn’t Putin who is waging war against us; rather it is the Russians who are,” Zisels says. And it is critically important that Ukrainians and others understand that. Putin didn’t “make this Russia;” in a real sense, this Russia made someone like him the kind of leader it...
  • Russia 'fires at Ukraine ships' in Black Sea after rising tensions off Crimea

    11/25/2018 12:05:02 PM PST · by gaijin · 13 replies
    SkyNews ^ | Nov 25, 2018 | David Mercer
    Ukraine says Russia has opened fire on its ships in the Black Sea and captured three vessels. Two sailors have been wounded after two boats were hit in the strikes, the Ukrainian navy said. The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has called an emergency session of his war cabinet in response to the incident. "Today's dangerous events in the Azov Sea testify that a new front of [Russian] aggression is open," Ukrainian foreign ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa said. "Ukraine [is] calling now for [an] emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council." It comes after a day of rising tensions off...
  • Russian warships 'open fire on Ukrainian artillery ships' in Black Sea

    11/25/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/25/18 | Katy Clifton
    The Ukrainian navy has accused Russia of opening fire on some of its ships in the Black Sea, striking two vessels and wounding two crew members. The navy made the statement after a day of rising tensions during which Russia stopped three Ukrainian navy vessels from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait by placing a huge cargo ship beneath a Russian-controlled bridge.
  • Russia blocks Kerch Strait amid confrontation with Ukraine

    11/25/2018 9:48:33 AM PST · by McGruff · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | November 25, 2018 | Nathan Hodge
    Russian authorities closed off the Kerch Strait Sunday amid a confrontation with Ukrainian naval vessels, Russian state news agencies and the Ukrainian military said. The Kerch Strait links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. Earlier this year, the Russian government opened a 19-kilometer bridge across the strait, creating a road linking Russia's Krasnodar region with the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014. In a statement released Sunday, the Ukrainian ministry of defense said traffic through the strait had been blocked by a tanker anchored near the Kerch Strait bridge. Russian state news agency TASS,...
  • 11-year-old girl gang raped in Sweden – Perpetrators walk free and laugh in her face

    11/23/2018 9:42:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies ^ | November 17, 2018 | Emma R.
    Swedish independent journalist Joakim Lamotte has talked to a mother whose 11-year-old daughter was raped by two men. -snip The young men were arrested, but released shortly after. Several times the daughter has met the boys when she walks to school. They laughed in her face. The mother has just been informed that the investigation has been closed, and that her daughter will not be redressed.
  • 12 things to do instead of calling the cops (must be seen to be believed)

    11/20/2018 9:53:46 AM PST · by Borges · 70 replies
    This came from a group called PLOT (Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow). This is apparently not satire. *** Calling the police often escalates situations, puts people at risk, and leads to violence. Anytime you seek help from the police, you're inviting them into your community and putting people who may already be vulnerable into dangerous situations. Sometimes people feel that calling the police is the only way to deal with problems. But we can build trusted networks of mutual aid that allow us to better resolve conflicts ourselves and move towards forms of transformative justice, while keeping police away from our...

    11/20/2018 10:31:14 AM PST · by seanmerc · 78 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 20 Nov 18 | Tom Elliott
    Former President Obama took more veiled shots at his predecessor Monday night, suggesting that the reason the U.S. is not taking more direct action against climate change is because of “hate, anger, racism — mommy issues.” Obama appeared at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, where author Dave Eggers interviewed him about ways to mobilize Americans toward creating social change.
  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine in federal custody on racketeering, firearms charges [Photo]

    11/19/2018 12:28:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 19, 2018 | By Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and three of his associates were in federal custody on Monday after being arrested overnight, according to the New York Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, 22, was arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. Law enforcement also arrested Tekashi 6ix9ine's associates, Kifano Jordan, who goes by "Shotti," Jensel Butler, who goes by "Ish," and Faheem Walter, who goes by "Crippy."
  • Pizza-spitter at Detroit's Comerica Park sentenced to probation

    11/16/2018 7:44:42 AM PST · by ETL · 29 replies ^ | Nov 16, 2018
    <p>A food service worker at the Detroit Tigers' stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.</p> <p>Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an anger management class and to not work around food while he serves his probation. He earlier pleaded guilty to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of food law violations.</p>
  • Michelle Obama reveals she snuck out of White House to celebrate gay marriage ruling

    11/16/2018 9:53:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 16, 2018 | By Alexander Kacala
    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal across the U.S., declaring that refusing to do so would violate the Constitution. Shortly after the high court’s landmark decision, the Obama administration celebrated by lighting the White House in rainbow colors. Now, more than three years after that historic Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, former first lady Michelle Obama revealed that she and her daughter Malia, then 16, snuck out of the White House that night to join in on the fun happening outside their residence. Obama also recounted the story in her appearance Thursday on “The Ellen...