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Demonstrators destroy the windshield of a Baltimore Police car on April 25, 2015 as they protest the death of Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of spinal cord injuries while in police custody
Sun, April 26, 2015 - 3:55 AM
Baltimore - Protesters rampaged through downtown Baltimore as the city's biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young African-American man in police custody turned violent.
More than 1,000 people had joined a peaceful 90-minute rally at city hall on Saturday, demanding justice for Freddie Gray, 25, who died last Sunday from spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in west Baltimore.
But the mood shifted dramatically when scores of protesters moved to the vicinity of the Camden Yards baseball stadium, scene of an evening Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game.
Twelve people were arrested, police commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters.
"My family wants to say: Please, please stop the violence. Freddie would not want this," Gray's twin sister Fredericka said.
She spoke alongside Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who said she was "profoundly disappointed" by violence she blamed on "a small group of agitators."
Local television footage showed a crowd hurling traffic cones, soda bottles and trash cans at police officers, before randomly smashing store windows, looting merchandise and vandalizing police cars.
- Varied targets -
Targets included a 7-Eleven convenience store, a Michael Kors fashion boutique, a financial services center and a cellphone shop in Baltimore's landmark Lexington Market.
Street signs were torn down, and one motorist got a rock through her car window, local news media reported. At least one city bus was also struck.
Five police cars were seen by an AFP photographer getting their windows smashed, before riot-equipped police intervened.
Fans at the baseball game, which went beyond the standard nine innings due to a tie, were told to remain in the stadium, "due to an ongoing public safety issue," before the gates were opened for them to leave.
One police spokesman blamed the trouble on "isolated pockets" of individuals who were believed to have come from out of town.
Later in the evening, dozens of police formed a cordon around the Western District police station, scene of nightly protests since Gray died. NBC affiliate WBAL reported two arrests, witnessed from its news helicopter.
Tensions have been simmering in the blue-collar Mid-Atlantic port city of 620,000 as investigators try to establish the circumstances that led to Gray's death.
- Call for inquiry -
Speakers at the city hall rally called for President Barack Obama to launch a national inquiry into police misconduct, following a series of fatal confrontations between white police officers and African-American men and boys.
"It has to stop. It really has to stop because it could have been any one of us," a young male adult member of Gray's extended family told the crowd.
In a press conference Friday, officials acknowledged Gray should have received medical help at the moment of his arrest, when he was seen by bystanders -- and caught on video -- howling in apparent pain.
They also revealed that Gray, contrary to police department policy, was not buckled into his seat in the van, which made at least three unexplained stops on its way to the Western District police station.
Gray died Sunday with 80 percent of his spine severed at the neck, lawyers for his family have said. His funeral is scheduled for Monday.
Six officers have been suspended with pay as the police investigation inches closer to a May 1 deadline to submit findings to a Maryland state prosecutor, who could decide to press charges.
Gray's death is the latest in a string of high-profile confrontations between African Americans and police, including the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Sun, April 26, 2015 - 3:26 AM
* Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First
* Remarks by the President at Organizing For Action Dinner
* Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at the Export-Import Bank’s Annual Conference
* Remarks by the President Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
VALDOSTA, Ga. — Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism have sparked a counter movement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally expected to draw large crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta.
Fri, April 24, 2015 - 1:05 PM
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 away 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.
Flag supporters planned a rally for Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, tensions were heightened 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.
But university administrators said it was the possibility of thousands of people rallying on the outskirts of campus Friday that ultimately led to the decision to give students a day off.
"That level of traffic and that many people will disrupt a lot of things in the city," Clark said. "We're from an overall safety perspective looking to close the campus down today so they can have a peaceful rally."
Organizers of the "Flags Over VSU" rally said they expected as many as 4,000 people Friday afternoon. University administrators arranged for extra police to be on campus to provide security during the rally, Clark said.
University administrators faced a backlash on social media after Manhart was issued a criminal trespass warning, essentially banning her from campus. Critics saw the university siding with demonstrators who walked on the flag over a military veteran trying to save it.
"We were protecting their right to free speech and civil liberties" without taking sides, Clark said.
Tuesdays are always busy at one Texas Popeye’s location. It’s the night they run a popular special: two pieces of deep-fried chicken for $1.19.
Thu, April 23, 2015 - 11:43 PM
That’s why shift manager Marissa Holcomb says the register had so much cash in it when she and coworkers were robbed late last month. The masked robbers, who were caught on videotape pointing guns and jumping over the counter, made off with nearly $400.
Soon after the robbery, Holcomb tells Houston television station KHOU-11 that her bosses ordered her to repay the money the thieves took—or else. Some fast-food operators have rules about how much money can be left in the till; if workers don’t bank it into the safe fast enough, they become liable.
“I told them I’m not paying nothing,” Holcomb told the station. “I just had a gun to me. I’m not paying the money.”
In return, Holcomb says, she was fired. The pregnant mom of three was seeking work at other fast-food vendors and speaking out on Wednesday about a policy she says is unfair.
Then, on Thursday, local operators and Popeye’s corporate offices issued statements of regret to Consumerist, issuing apologies to employees and offering to reinstate Holcomb.
Holcomb is also being offered $2,000 in back pay—but she told KHOU she’s not sure she wants to go back to work for the chicken chain.
Thu, April 23, 2015 - 8:05 PM
Three days after police officer Michael Slager killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, during a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina, video of the fatal shooting surfaced.
That video, filmed by a bystander, told a very different story than the one Slager told investigators after the shooting. It did not show Scott trying to grab Slager's Taser, as Slager alleged. Instead, the shocking footage showed Slager shooting a fleeing Scott in the back, then picking up something — possibly his Taser — and dropping it next to Scott's body. On Tuesday, Slager was charged with murder.
Without the video, it would have been Slager's word against, well, no one's. From Eric Garner's 2014 death in Staten Island to the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant in Oakland to the infamous Rodney King beating in Los Angeles more than two decades ago, video — often shot by bystanders — has been an integral check on police in use-of-force cases. And even if the film does not lead to an indictment, as was the case with Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Garner, the videos are an important way to level what is often a one-sided account from law enforcement.
The ubiquity of camera phones means more and more incidents like this will be filmed — an act that is completely legal, despite widespread reports of police ordering bystanders to stop filming them. This raises the question of how to best protect both the evidence and the well-being of the videographer.
So say you're the person wielding the iPhone when the police shoot a man in the back. Then what? Once the smoke clears, what should you do? Here's what Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, has to say.
Saving the file is the first step
"If I had something really hot, and I was worried it would be suppressed somehow, I would back it up as soon as possible. That might mean sending it somewhere in the cloud or to a trusted third party, or making a backup at home."
Remember that the name of the videographer will be in the news — and forever connected to the story
Amateur videographers should know that filming a video that puts police officers in a harsh light might also put the spotlight on them.
"Ramsey Orta [who filmed Eric's Garner's death in New York] is alleging that the police harassed his family, shone lights in his house at night, and targeted him for arrest, and now he's afraid he's being poisoned [in Rikers Island]," said Stanley. Orta was indicted on weapons charges a few weeks after shooting the video.
It's important to take a moment to consider when and how to release the video. Feidin Santana, the man who filmed Walter Scott's death in South Carolina, took three days before he gave the film to the family and considered keeping his identity a secret.
"At some point I thought about staying anonymous, and don't show my face, don't talk about it," Santana told CNN. "But ... if I wouldn't show my face, everybody over there knows, including the police, who I am."
While Santana seemed to imply that staying anonymous was not the safest bet for him, there are options for people who want to keep their names hidden. "The question is," said Stanley, "do you want to remain anonymous? You can post the video to various anonymous forums, but in theory your IP address can be traced by law enforcement. If you really want to be paranoid, you can post to an anonymous secure drop site. You can also call a reporter. The reporter may or may not decide that your video is newsworthy, of course, but on the other hand, most reporters will go to prison rather than reveal the name of an anonymous informant."
Who gets the footage?
Santana said he originally went to the station, was told to wait, and then left. He finally gave the film to Scott's family. Posting the video online is an option, Stanley said, and so is giving it to the family, who are presumably represented by lawyers. The police? Not so much. "If the police are the people you have on tape doing wrongdoing, you should go to a reporter or post it online," Stanley said.
"One advantage of YouTube is that even if a reporter for some reason — maybe just bad judgment — isn't interested or doesn't think your video is significant, it can still be judged by a larger community and have a chance of going viral there, or at least reaching particular communities. YouTube also gives you a quasi-official time stamp."
And then the chips will fall where they may. "Ultimately," said Stanley, "each person has to decide how brave they want to be."
For good general information for citizen photographers, check out the ACLU's Guide to Photographers' Rights. www.aclu.org/kyr-photo
Rev. Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple led a protest rally at War Memorial Plaza Thursday afternoon.
Thu, April 23, 2015 - 7:10 PM
Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died Sunday from a spinal cord injury following an arrest by multiple Baltimore police officers that some eyewitnesses described as brutal.
One of the people who recorded the arrest, Kevin Moore, described the scene to the Baltimore Sun's Catherine Rentz, claiming that police folded Gray like "origami." The video footage filmed by Moore shows Gray screaming in pain as he's carried into a police van. Police don't use force in the video, but the recording started after the officers already had Gray in custody.
"The officer had their knee in his neck. And he was just screaming — screaming for life," Moore said. "He couldn't breathe. He needed an asthma pump, which he let them know.… They ignored it."
"HE WAS JUST SCREAMING — SCREAMING FOR LIFE"
Investigators haven't confirmed how Gray received the fatal injury, or if the police officers involved in the arrest caused it. But Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said at a Monday press conference that there were multiple moments while Gray was in custody when police should have called medics but didn't, and those failures have prompted a review of police policies to ensure arrestees get medical care when they need it.
In the meantime, protesters in Baltimore are getting increasingly incensed as the investigation drags on without many answers. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has also voiced frustrations with the slow investigation, which is expected to conclude on May 1, upon which prosecutors will decide whether to press charges.
"This is a very, very tense time for Baltimore City, and I understand the community's frustration," Rawlings-Blake said at a Monday press conference. "I understand it because I'm frustrated. I'm angry that we are here again, that we have to tell another mother that her child is dead. I'm frustrated not only that we are here, but we don't have all of the answers."
PS/This is the government out of control and the police are free to do as they please..It's getting to the point where citizens are going to have to use firearms to defend their lives by the use of firearms by a corrupt police and local governments..I would suggest that people seeing incidents going on, should come to the aid of their fellow citizens, but this can be extremely dangerous..No one ever knows what the police might do..Especially if you are filming the incident..Even though the Courts have told police that citizens have a right to video the incidents, the police do not listen well, and believe that they are above the Courts, and DO NOT want any proof of their brutality flouting around..The police and the corrupt, money grabbing local governments, from the Prosecutors, Mayors and City Councils down to the police dept's. must learn, that they are NOT our overlords or masters of us..That was never the attention when this country was started..
Members of the Baltimore Police Department stand guard outside the department's Western District police station during a protest for Freddie Gray, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van.
Thu, April 23, 2015 - 6:40 PM
BALTIMORE - Whistle-blowing, chanting demonstrators briefly scuffled with police on Thursday during a protest over the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody.
A handful of the hundred of marchers demonstrating against the death of Freddie Gray, 25, threw bottles of water and debris at police as officers arrested a man during the noisy march from City Hall to the Western District police station where Gray was taken when he was arrested on April 12.
Police commanders at the scene had no immediate word on the reason for the arrest during the march, and a police spokesman had no immediate comment.
Gray died a week after he was arrested. A preliminary autopsy showed he died of a spinal cord injury.
His death has sparked outrage, and Thursday's march was the latest protest in the largely black city.
Protesters stopped outside the office of the U.S. Attorney and Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who will determine whether charges will be brought against officers in the case.
Some protesters called for the six officers suspended in connection with the case to be charged with murder.
The march snarled rush-hour traffic and drew onlookers in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, its premier tourist attraction.
Chanting "Tell the truth! Stop the lie! Freddie didn't have to die," protesters ended outside the Western District station facing off with police behind metal barricades.
Kinji Scott, 45, a community activist and educator, said Baltimore's poor neighborhoods need jobs and better education.
"You neglect our community and then deny us justice? We need justice," he said.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was sending 25 state troopers to reinforce Baltimore police, his office said.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference said it would independently investigate Gray's death, and the local head of the civil rights group said it lacked confidence in a police probe.
Police said Gray fled when officers approached, and they found a switchblade knife in his pocket. He was put in a police van to be taken to a station.
When Gray was taken out, he was unresponsive and taken to a hospital.
Police have said they will conclude their investigation by May 1 and turn results over to state prosecutors, followed by an independent review. The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a separate probe.
Gray's death follows a series of killings of unarmed black men by white police including in Ferguson, Missouri, and North Charleston, South Carolina.
Floyd Dent takes part in a protest against police brutality outside the Inkster Police Department in Inkster, Michigan April 1, 2015.
Thu, April 23, 2015 - 7:04 AM
The police chief of a Detroit suburb resigned on Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press newspaper reported, just days after one of the department's officers was charged over a beating of a black driver in January that was caught on video.
It was the latest resignation of a police chief following allegations of excessive force used by officers against minorities, which have sparked protests and unrest in cities across the United States.
A statement from the city of Inkster said that Police Chief Vicki Yost's resignation was effective immediately, though it did not specifically mention the beating case and thanked Yost for her work, the newspaper reported.
On Monday, prosecutors charged former Inkster officer William Melendez, 46, with misconduct and assault in the beating of black motorist, Floyd Dent.
The charges follow the release of footage, where Melendez can be seen approaching Dent's car with his gun drawn before the door opens and his partner pulls Dent out. Melendez, who is white, then wraps an arm around Dent's neck and punches him on the head while his partner handcuffs him.
Dent, 57, said police physically abused him and planted cocaine in his car after the traffic stop about 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press reported that a cocaine possession charge against Dent was also dismissed on Wednesday. A prosecutor's spokeswoman said on Monday that the charge would be dropped this week.
In March, Melendez testified at a hearing on Dent's drug charge that Dent ran a stop sign after leaving a motel known for drug activity and threatened him and his partner when he was pulled over.
Melendez, who was fired from the department earlier this month, was charged with misconduct in office, mistreatment of a prisoner and assault with intent to do bodily harm. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Former Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned in March, following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report that found widespread racially biased abuses in the city's police department and municipal court.
The killing of unarmed, black Michael Brown, 18, by white police officer Darren Wilson there last summer sparked angry demonstrations across the country, which have been repeatedly reignited by subsequent police killings of minorities.
The federal officer moves toward the woman and grabs her phone.
Thu, April 23, 2015 - 5:57 AM
The tensions continue between citizens who choose to film the police in action and law enforcement officers who prefer not to be filmed in action.
In an incident Sunday, a woman was trying to film a law enforcement operation in South Gate, in Los Angeles County, Calif.
One member of the authorities came over to her, grabbed her phone and tossed it to the ground.
The woman, identified by the LA Times as 34-year-old Beatriz Paez, was fortunate that someone on the other side of the road was filming her as she tried to film the officers of the law.
The footage, now released to the outside world, shows the clearly aggressive approach of someone now identified as a US deputy marshal.
The woman appears to be standing clear of any officers and is not behaving in an obstructive manner.
The screen of Paez’s phone was smashed and the phone reportedly stopped working.
The US Marshals Office gave this statement: “The US Marshals Service is aware of video footage of an incident that took place Sunday in Los Angeles County involving a Deputy US Marshal. The agency is currently reviewing the incident.”
This isn’t the first time law enforcement has forcibly objected to being filmed. Consider, for example, the incident in which one San Diego police officer calling a Samsung Galaxy device a weapon.
US courts have ruled that filming the police is perfectly legal, as long as those filming aren’t getting in the way of the police doing their job.
Meanwhile, police are increasingly experimenting with body cameras, in order to show not only how difficult their job is, but also how they can act lawfully and be shot as a result.
It’s instructive how, in this case, the police have immediately declared that its own officers know the law.
As South Gate Police captain Darren Arakawa told the LA Times: “We really have to convey we’re living in a different environment now where police action is scrutinized and a lot of video is surfacing. We simply tell our officers to assume they’re being recorded out in public at all times.”
It’s an assumption that, sadly, everyone is having to come to terms with, not just the police.
Marissa Holcomb was held at gunpoint late last month in an armed robbery at a Popeye's in Channelview, Texas.
Wed, April 22, 2015 - 7:34 PM
Then, she was fired.
The shift manager -- who is five months pregnant -- says she was reprimanded because she refused to pay back $400 that the gunman got away with, according to KHOU.
"I told them I'm not paying nothing," Holcomb told the station. "I just had a gun to me. I'm not paying the money."
On March 31, the gun-toting perp walked into the eatery and demanded that employees get on the floor, Raw Story reports. He grabbed Holcomb by her shirt and told her to empty the safe, but she said she could only open the registers.
Security video of the incident (above) shows the gunman leap over the counter to get to the registers.
The restaurant was reportedly unusually busy that day, so the thief made off with a hefty sum. Holcomb claims that her manager demanded that she reimburse the company the $400 that was stolen, or be fired.
A Popeye's spokesperson told KHOU that it's against company policy to have that much money in the register at any given time, so Holcomb was fired. The rep denied hearing that she was given the option to pay the money back.
Holcomb said she's pregnant with her fourth child and that the firing came at the worst time.
"I don't think it's right because now I'm struggling for my family," she told USA Today. "What I had to do (was) keep my life."
Supporters say they tried to set up a GoFundMe page to help her out, but that page has since been taken down. Holcomb told the New York Daily News that she's applying for jobs every day.
A rocket prepares to launch in 2009 at the the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia where an experimental solid-fuel rocket went off trajectory after being launched on April 22, 2015
Wed, April 22, 2015 - 6:21 PM
Moscow - A surface-to-air missile crashed shortly after being launched in northern Russia on Wednesday, Russian news agencies said, in a failed test that will be seen as an embarrassment for the country's military forces.
An official speaking on condition of anonymity initially told AFP the incident had involved an experimental military rocket, but state-owned weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey was later quoted as saying it was an Antey-2500 missile that fell back to the ground.
The test was meant to "give an assessment of the maneuverability of a modernized missile of the surface-to-air Antey-2500 missile system," the firm's spokesman told Russian news agencies.
The missile "veered off-course and self-destructed" shortly after its launch, the spokesman said, with debris falling within the security zone of the Plesetsk military cosmodrome.
The Antey-2500 missile system is an upgraded version of Russia's sophisticated S-300 air defense system. Russia in February notably offered to deliver the new missiles to Iran.
Regional authorities said in a statement the crash happened seven kilometers (four miles) from the Plesetsk military launch pad in the northern Arkhangelsk region, without giving details of the device that was launched.
An official from the Arkhangelsk region had earlier told AFP that a military rocket had crashed without causing injuries or damages.
The Russian space agency declined comment. The defense ministry provided no immediate comment.
President Vladimir Putin has made modernizing the army a top priority of his 15-year rule, with the armed forces acquiring new missiles and other weapons after years of post-Soviet neglect.
Russia's space industry has suffered a series of setbacks in recent years but accidents at the Plesetsk military cosmodrome are believed to be very rare.
Amid huge sensitivities surrounding Russia's military programme, Moscow appeared to enforce a virtual blackout on the crash.
In this May 29, 2003 file photo, sailors man the rails as the USS Theodore Roosevelt is maneuvered into it's berth at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the rebels fighting in Yemen
Tue, April 21, 2015 - 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.
The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on leaders of the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. The resolution passed in a 14-0 vote with Russia abstaining.
Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. A massive ship that carries F/A-18 fighter jets, the Roosevelt is seen more of a deterrent and show of force in the region.
The U.S. Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea in response to reports that a convoy of about eight Iranian ships is heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis. Navy officials said there are about nine U.S. warships in the region, including cruisers and destroyers carrying teams that can board and search other vessels.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ship movement on the record.
Saudi Arabia and several of its allies, mainly Gulf Arab countries, have been trying to drive back the rebels, who seized the capital of Sanaa in September and have overrun many other northern provinces with the help of security forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The U.S. supports the Saudi campaign.
Western governments and Sunni Arab countries say the Houthis get their arms from Iran. Tehran and the rebels deny that, although the Islamic Republic has provided political and humanitarian support to the Shiite group.
The U.S. has been providing logistical and intelligence support to the Saudi coalition launching airstrikes against the Houthis. That air campaign is now in its fourth week, and the U.S. has also begun refueling coalition aircraft involved in the conflict.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest would not comment specifically on any Navy movements in Yemeni waters, but said the U.S. has concerns about Iran's "continued support for the Houthis.
"We have seen evidence that the Iranians are supplying weapons and other armed support to the Houthis in Yemen. That support will only contribute to greater violence in that country. These are exactly the kind of destabilizing activities that we have in mind when we raise concerns about Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East."
He said, "The Iranians are acutely aware of our concerns for their continued support of the Houthis by sending them large shipments of weapons."
The expanded U.S. Navy activity in the region comes at a sensitive time, as the U.S. and six world powers have reached a framework deal with Iran to control its nuclear program. Since the preliminary deal with reached on April 2, Iran and the U.S. have been disputing the details of the deal. And on Monday, a lawyer for Tehran-based Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tehran had charged Rezaian with espionage and three other crimes. The Obama administration dismisses the charges as "absurd."
The U.S. Navy generally conducts consensual boardings of ships when needed, including to combat piracy around Africa and the region. So far, however, U.S. naval personnel have not boarded any Iranian vessels since the Yemen conflict began.
Officials said it's too soon to speculate on what the Navy ships may do as the Iranian convoy approaches, including whether Iran would consent to a boarding request, and what actions the Navy would take if its request was refused.
Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been pushed to the brink of collapse by ground fighting and the Saudi-led airstrikes in support of current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia. Observers say the fighting in the strategic Mideast nation is taking on the appearance of a proxy war between Iran, the Shiite powerhouse backing the Houthis, and Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia.
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles police officer was charged on Monday with assault for his part in the videotaped arrest of a black man who contends he was kicked so hard he lost a tooth filling.
Tue, April 21, 2015 - 6:04 AM
The charge the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office brought against Officer Richard Garcia, 34, stems from an Oct. 16 arrest that has already resulted in a federal lawsuit against the city.
The filing of the criminal charge against the officer follows a series of deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police that have raised questions about race relations in the United States and the use of force by law enforcement.
In the latest high-profile incident, Baltimore police vowed on Monday to probe the death of a black man who suffered spinal injuries after white officers arrested him.
Garcia, who was removed from field duty by supervisors following the arrest, faces up to three years in jail if convicted of assault by a public officer.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge during an appearance in court on Monday, according to City News Service. Earlier in the day, he turned himself in to officers to be taken into custody, said Los Angeles police spokesman Lieutenant John Jenal.
In the October arrest, police approached Clinton Alford Jr. because he matched the description of a robbery suspect, and he ran away from them, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
Alford surrendered after a foot pursuit, but Garcia assaulted him as he lay prone on the ground, prosecutors said.
Attorneys for Alford, in the federal civil rights lawsuit filed in November, said he was "kicked so hard that the force of the kick extracted a filling out of a tooth causing nerve damage and knocking him unconscious."
Alford, who according to media reports was 22 years old at the time of his arrest, was initially charged with possession of rock cocaine and resisting arrest but the charges were later dismissed.
Authorities have surveillance video of the arrest, but they have not publicly released it, Jenal said.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement it worked with the District Attorney's Office ahead of the filing of charges, and that the department's own investigation into the arrest continues.
Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest against the police following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest.
Tue, April 21, 2015 - 5:57 AM
BALTIMORE — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.
A week after Freddie Gray was pulled off the street and into a police van, authorities don't have any videos or other evidence explaining what happened to cause the "medical emergency" an arresting officer said Gray suffered while being taken to the local police station, Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said.
The Gray family's lawyer, Billy Murphy, had said that Gray's "spine was 80 percent severed at his neck."
Autopsy results returned Monday show that Gray "did suffer a significant spinal injury that led to his death," Rodriguez said. "What we don't know is how he suffered that injury."
Police also released a more detailed timeline of how Gray was arrested and transported on April 12. It revealed that Gray was placed in leg irons after an officer felt he was becoming "irate," and that the van stopped on its way to the police station, even picking up another prisoner in an unrelated case, while Gray repeatedly asked for medical attention.
Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said that Gray asked first for an inhaler, and then several times during his transport for medical care.
"There were several times he made a medical request," Batts said. "He asked for an inhaler, and at one or two of the stops it was noticed that he was having trouble breathing and we probably should have asked for paramedics."
Something must have happened between the time Gray was videotaped by a bystander being dragged into the van, and the time he arrived at the station in deep distress, the deputy commissioner said.
"When Mr. Gray was put in that van, he could talk, he was upset. And when he was taken out of that van, he could not talk and he could not breathe," Rodriguez said.
Batts also said it is still unclear why Gray was stopped in the first place, saying only that officers "made eye contact" with Gray and another man, and the two took off running.
"That's part of the question we have to dig into," Batts said, "if there's more than just running. There is no law against running."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she too is "angry that we are here again" after trying to overcome decades of distrust between police and citizens in Baltimore's inner city.
"Our community is experiencing a great deal of trauma," Rawlings-Blake said. "This is a very, very tense time for Baltimore City."
Batts said he is ordering that police review and rewrite "effective immediately" its policies on moving prisoners and providing them with medical attention.
"We are a community on edge right now. We hear, I hear, the outrage. I hear the concern and I hear the fear," Batts said, asking for calm. "We are on edge as a city, and I need your help to make sure we get this out in the proper way."
But Billy Murphy, an attorney representing Gray's family, said Monday that the news conference left him with more questions than answers.
"They were vague about how his spine was injured. We'll have to wait to see the autopsy that they admitted they worked closely with the medical examiner's office to develop," Murphy said. "So tell us what it says. I have even more questions than I did before. Who did it? How did they do it and why did they do it? Why all these stops? What were the police doing during those stops? What did they see?"
All six officers involved have been suspended, said Rodriguez, who is in charge of the department's professional standards and accountability.
Officer Garrett Miller's official request for a criminal charge against Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was only 5-foot-8 inches tall and 145 pounds, said that he had been arrested "without force or incident."
Miller sought a charge of carrying a switchblade, punishable by a year in prison and a $500 fine, according to court records obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Miller's charging document doesn't provide any explanations for the injuries that would lead to Gray's death a week later. He wrote only that while being taken to the station, on April 12, "the defendant suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to Shock Trauma via medic."
Another 30 minutes passed before police finally called an ambulance to pick Gray up at the station. He arrived at the hospital in critical condition and died on Sunday after a week long coma.
The documents, which misspell Gray's name as "Grey," were first reported Monday by The Baltimore Sun. Police had not previously mentioned a knife, or publicly disclosed the charge against Gray.
Miller's signed report says he personally recovered the knife from Gray's pocket. It names five other officers to be summoned as witnesses in court, and says Gray was stopped after a brief foot chase because he "fled unprovoked upon noticing police presence."
"We have no confidence that the city or the police department is going to fairly and objectively investigate this case," Murphy said.
Activists protesting excessive use of force and even Baltimore city officials say they have more questions than answers. About 50 people marched from City Hall to police headquarters Monday, carrying signs reading "Black lives matter" and "Jobs, not police killings." They unfurled a yellow banner reading "Stop police terror."
"This is just one of the most egregious cases I've ever seen," said Colleen Davidson of the Baltimore People's Power Assembly, which she said organized the rally at the request of Gray's family. "We felt the need to be out here and make it known that we will not stand and watch things like this happen."
Rodriguez said his investigators will hand everything they find over to the office of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby by May 1. She too appealed Monday for anyone with information to contact her office.
"I can assure the public that my office has dedicated all its existing resources to independently investigate this matter to determine whether criminal charges will be brought," Mosby said.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy speaks during a news conference in Detroit Monday, April 20, 2015. Worthy has filed charges against a police officer in the bloody arrest of a man who was pulled from his car during a Detroit-area traffic stop. Recently fired Inkster, Mich., officer William Melendez is charged with mistreatment of a prisoner and assault. Floyd Dent was bloody from repeated punches to the head in January. Worthy says there will be no charges in a separate January incident involving officers from Grosse Pointe Park and Highland Park. A carjacking suspect, Andrew Jackson, was on the ground when he was kicked and punched during his arrest in Detroit
Tue, April 21, 2015 - 5:31 AM
DETROIT — A Detroit-area police officer who hauled a man out of his car and repeatedly punched him in the head was charged Monday with assault stemming from the January traffic stop, which wasn't publicly known until a video was broadcast in March.
"The job of a peace officer can be dangerous," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. "But we cannot tolerate those who abuse their authority, violate their oath and prey on citizens rather than protecting them."
Recently fired Inkster Officer William Melendez was charged with mistreatment of a prisoner and assault, both felonies. Melendez has declined to discuss any specifics of how he treated Floyd Dent but said last week, "I did nothing wrong here." Defense attorney David Lee declined to comment Monday.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy speaks during a news conference in Detroit Monday, April 20, 2015.
The dash cam video shows Dent, 57, being pulled from his car by two officers during the stop on Jan. 28. He was repeatedly punched in the forehead by Melendez while on the ground, and is bloody when he stands up.
Worthy said her office didn't know about the incident until March 23, when WDIV-TV aired the video. Melendez, 46, a former Detroit officer, had not been disciplined until the story broke.
"We probably wouldn't know about it" without the video, Worthy said. Nonetheless, she declined to criticize the Inkster department.
A drug charge will be dropped against Dent, who claims a bag of cocaine was planted in his car during the arrest. A judge already has dismissed a charge of resisting police.
"I would like to thank Prosecutor Kym Worthy for her courage and conviction," Dent said.
After he was fired last week, Melendez told WXYZ-TV that he considered himself a "political speed bump" in a period of intense national scrutiny of police tactics.
"It is a very stressful job where you have to make split-second decisions," Melendez said.
This isn't the first criminal case related to his work. In 2004, Melendez and seven other Detroit officers were acquitted of lying, falsifying reports and planting evidence. Federal prosecutors had accused him and another officer of being the "masterminds" of a conspiracy to "run roughshod over the civil rights of the victims."
Separately, Worthy said there would be no charges in a Jan. 12 incident involving officers from Grosse Pointe Park and Highland Park who were investigating a car theft. An armed carjacking suspect, Andrew Jackson, was kicked and punched on the ground during an arrest in Detroit. A video was recorded by a woman in her home.
Some actions by the officers were "disturbing and inexplicable" but don't rise to criminal conduct, said Worthy, who added that it's up to the respective departments to order any discipline.
Jackson, who has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the officers, didn't cooperate with investigators who wanted to ask him about the arrest, the prosecutor said.
People say "I love you" so often and too soon..It's meaning has become watered down for both the one speaking and the one hearing them...When I tell someone "I love you," it will never be said casually or without great consideration and thought..When I say those words, you will know I have given my heart to you..
Tue, April 8, 2014 - 6:37 AM
To enemies - Forgiveness
Thu, January 2, 2014 - 10:44 AM
To friends - Your heart
To yourself - Respect
To poor - Charity
Don't cry over the past, it's gone..
Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived..
Live in the present and make it beautiful..
Friends are welcome here, be at ease..
Sun, October 21, 2012 - 7:02 PM
Go to bed when your ready, get up when you please..
Happy to share with you, all that I have..
The leak in the roof, and the soup in the pot..
You don't have to thank me, or laugh at my jokes..
Just relax and come often, your one of the folks..
Tue, March 6, 2012 - 6:57 AM
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* READ INFO ABOVE: AGE..'62',,I don't look 30 anymore, nor do I intend to..
I have worked in child care, cooking, carny, nursing home aide, private duty nursing, waiter, cab driver, handy man, newspaper delivery, factory worker, chef, barn painter, tractor trailer driver, convenience store clerk, Walmart cashier, and warehouse worker..
I've had seven husbands and numerous lovers..
I enjoy cooking, dining out, movies, reading, flower gardening, friends, fun, and catching a buzz..And I've had the pleasure of raising 2 Pekingese..My Pekingese, Precious died at 14 yrs. and 6 months..She was so special because we had literally been through both hell and high waters together..But, a friend hurried and found another one for me..I picked a male this time..My other two were females..His name is Hairy Baby because he's nothing but a ball of fur..As for me I'm just taking it easy and chillin' in the air cond...
9/6/10..I'm fighting with a bad head and chest cold now..The weather's cooled down a lot and people's getting sick..
9/16/10..I'm feeling lots better now..Still got some junk down in my chest, but much better..
1/10/11..HELLO..I'm baccc-aaack..I've missed Tribe and my friends and can't wait to find out how they're doing, what their up to and how they've been..I see I have pages of messages and tons of mail..So, if you've dropped me a message I will be getting back to you within the next few days (Right..That went well..It is now 05/08/11 and still haven't gotten to them all..I've got a lot to do and have to roll up my sleeves, get down on my knees (Just checking if you are still reading) and get to work..
1/17/11..Guaranteed..Um mmm enjoy..Fri.,
03/18/2011..OMG it's 75 beautiful degrees..A heat wave y'all.. Sat.,
07/02/2011 - Friends, I'll be out of town for a few days..So, I'll see y'all when I get back..Don't do anything that I wouldn't do..Have Fun and Take Care..
Sat., July 9, 2011..OK friends I'm back..I had such a great time, WOW..Getting back home was like eating stale crackers..
Fri., Sept. 9, 2011..Um mmm I'm eating Ben and Jerry's new Schweddy Balls flavored Ice Cream..Um-mmm, Vanilla Ice Cream with a Hint of Rum (which I love) and Loaded with Fudge Covered Rum and Malt Balls (that I love)..Sooo goood..
05/08/2012: The weathers been great for outdoor 'activities'..
07/14/2012: The weather is so much better than the week before..
We had a weird ass storm that came through VA that we've never had before..80 mph winds, lightening but no thundering..I was in the yard..A tank top and shorts on..We have huge Pine trees mostly all the way around the house..I got in the yard to dodge a failing tree, should I had too..
I was looking for a tornado..I could here trees breaking, crushing and slamming the ground in the woods N. of me..It sounded like a freight train going through the woods the whole time..This storm is the same as a tornado, but they don't call it a tornado because it only occurs every 4 years or so..and usually in the Midwest..As strange as the earthquake we had a few years back..I've been in earthquakes in L.A. and VA..Va's is more scary..Simply for the fact we don't get earthquakes in VA..It was a shock..I knew what it was when my chair started moving, shacking..I'm on so much medication now, that I jumped from me chair and wondered was it me, or the chair actually moving..Then I saw the water in Hairy's water bowl slouching around..Here I go again, outside..They say stay inside..But no thanks, I'd rather dodge the falling trees..
This storm broke or uprooted tons of trees..The electric was off for 5 days and nights..Temperatures in the 90's and 100's everyday..Not enough breeze to blow a leaf on a tree..It came through Indiana, Ohio, West VA, and VA..Covered hundreds of miles across..What an experience..
We made it through, no trees on the house or cars..The only thing though, I got pneumonia, but am about over it..Have FUN and take care..
2/14/2013..I had such a great day yesterday with Mom, and PatWick..What a blast..I LOVE those two..What a pair..Talked,
watched TV, movies and ate..
I was to sore to get up this morning from laughing..Finally up at 10 AM..PatWick telling me it was Friday.."To late to go shopping", he said.."Get up and out..Get it done..Be back home..Don't like the DARK"..
Gets confused and thinks of the Dark One at times..Bad mistake..But he has his own mind to make..
As for Satanism..If Your invitation to me to join your Personal Network has been denied it is mainly for one reason..Your profile is full of Hail Satan and such crap I'm not interested..As they say..We can only serve one Master and mine sure is not The Evil One..
8/5/2013..Just reminiscing about way wayyy back in time..When I was growing up, in the 70's, sex was a guaranteed pleasure and that was never to be resisted..
I smoked, I drank, did drugs and seized the day..I also read, wrote and sifted through life..It was a wild time when Nice Boys Didn't, and then, us other Boys That Did..
I was a young and naive boy swept off my feet..I left with the county fair at 16..I was not a virgin nor was I a stranger to "older" (over-twenty y.o.) Men..
Much later in years there wasn't any hiding places..Nightclubs, bars, well known hangouts, Sunday brunches and parties with friends..
Lovers appeared to have been as possessive as I was jealous.
They could be called greedy..They could be a little mad, a little lunatic, a Dr. Jekyll sober, a Mr. Hyde drunk..And indeed I feared that I was a boring sober by implication, less boring drunk..
Perhaps drink was an escape..More likely it was the entry to a more agreeable and magical personality..In drink - while you are strong enough to take it - there can be the oriental experience of a continuous present.."I love you forever" means 'that moment' is forever and the love will always exist in that seemingly profound sense..Never mind the more linear chronology.."You are the one I have to live for" means just that, 'at precisely that moment', desperately..Some would say it was "unfair" on me but I knew about their wives, children or lovers..I knew their vows to them; "I'll never leave you"..I would be heartbroken when they left, but at that age I was heartbroken a lot..What is interesting is the intensity and sincerity which I put in it..I took far far more public risks than I need have done..Said far more than expected..Acted, appeared, "was" in love..It was not so much a "need to be loved" with me (though who has not got that to some degree?) it was a huge appetite for love, for the loving; I was in love with love itself..Later in my life I thought about drunk times, sober times, about how I had loved all sorts of men - old, young, fat, smooth, hairy, lovely, ugly, all creeds, colors, ages and types - and I loved to make love to all of them..
My interest was in taking risks with life, exploring the limits of my personality in the street, bars, in bed or on this stage called life..
For I guess a multitude of reasons, I was hammering myself and hammering my way through life like some Celtic Demon..Daring myself to do my best and my most and life to do its damnedest..My life was way beyond that was acceptable as any "norm"..My own man, I went my own way..It suited me to live several different lives..
My private behavior was beginning not to be that altogether unusual..The ancient world dominated by Doris Day values were breaking up..Divorce rates rocketed, the ideal of sanitized suburban stability began to seem limited, respect for authority plummeted..The idea of the men or women who went their own way rumbled in the near distance..In that sense, my lust, my apparent mission to screw the world and all that moved thereon, and to do it for what to me were good and sufficient reasons, chimed in perfectly with the era..I came out of the closets of the 60's fully primed for the new decade..
In 1970 at my Moms I had sat on the commode, and what sounded like diarrhea, actually turned out to be blood..At 17 I had surgery for polyps..There has never been such a pain in the ass..By the fall of '70 I was about healed..Enough that I knew I had to get out..Had to move on..Where?.Anywhere..Somewhere new and exciting..Just turning 18 I went to Washington D.C...There I met my first husband, and my first marriage..No it wasn't legal..But we lived together as a couple, so I considered him my husband..I KNEW it was too soon after surgery for anal sex..But what's an in-heat, horny twink suppose to do..
I got a job as bus boy at a waterfront restaurant..Than after a month I went to work at another waterfront restaurant where I played waiter..Fantastically unheard of huge tips..My husband worked for a court reporter Co...He had a two story house..We lived on 8th St. N.W...Oh yes, for anyone familiar with D.C...8th St. N.W. during the riots of the 70's..NO Fear-we had bars on all the down stair windows and doors..No one was after people anyway - only the government vehicles..City buses, maintenance vehicles, police cars - burnt..I would sit in an upstairs window and watch the excitement below on the street..Black men against the police..The men cops seemed to be kind of tame..But the women cops were aggressive..They would knock a man in the head with their blackjacks and then they'd throw them in the back of a paddy wagon..No T.V. during that time..
My husband had rooms rented to a houseful of drag queens..My weekends where spent working the restaurant lunch and doing their makeup for the drag shows..Then call cabs and off to the bar for the show..
Oh life was good..But nature seems to have a way to make something happen if things seem to be going to good..I was so close to my Mom..We had been through a lot..She was always there anytime I needed her, and I was there for her..I called her one evening..Soon after she came home from the hospital with surgery..She told me that she hadn't had anything to eat since she had gotten out of hospital..My brother and his wife were freeloading off her living there for nothing, eating her food and eating out, but couldn't see she got something to eat..
I left for the three hour drive back to central VA and fixed her something to eat..Then for a week or so I went back every morning after taking my husband to work and fixed her food and extra for the evening, then back to D.C. in time to pick up husband from work..She got strength to get back on her feet and fix her meals again..
Wouldn't be long and I'd be needing her again because of my health problem..
After a year of continuous anal sex, starting back before I had completely healed from the surgery, I was in bad trouble with my colon again..I went to a Doc in D.C...He put the long hard plastic part of a vacuum cleaner up my ass..Damn these Dr's. were even more barbaric than I'd ever been..I decided to go back to VA for surgery..Second surgery turned out to be way better than the first..The dumb Dr. told my Mom that as long as I kept having sex the way I was, that I'd always have a problem with it..He told me, "NO MORE anal sex for a year..OMG..
I couldn't let my husband do without all that time..So back to VA I went..Had surgery and stayed with Mom till I was better..My song at that time was, "We sang in the sunshine..You know we laughed everyday..And, we sang in the sunshine..Then I was on my way..I stayed with you for one year"..Broken hearted again..
I got a job driving a taxi..Easy, no heavy lifting, out and about..Rented a trailer and waited for the year to pass..With the help of friends, especially my closest and best friend, a black woman that seemed to know me better than I did myself..And with the rest rooms, parks, outdoors, and glory holes I got through the year..
Then I knew that I had to get out..Had to move on..Where?.Anywhere..Somewhere new and exciting..That was '71 and 1972 was fast approaching..
8/8/'13..Well I'm finally settled in in Ohio now..Thanks to my friend PatWick..OMG could never had done it without him..He is more help than anyone could ever imagine..Thank you so much PatWick..
When in relationships with men I found myself with different roles that they were bent on finding in one lover..I had to play wife, mother, son, brother, slut, whore, paragon, debating partner, pupil, lover, quick fling, nurse, avenger and equal; and I was prepared to do it..
8/25/2013..If only I had a second chance..
I would further my education..
I would become a computer wiz..
I would learn a second language..
I would build a larger vocabulary..
I would have more balance in my life..
I would read more..
I would work on my public-speaking skills..