Thursday, July 30, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
According to the Baltimore Sun, Berger, 67, lost his job as a cop in the 1980s after receiving several complaints from the NAACP about his act. But Berger is nothing if not committed, and so the blackface performer's fundraiser was planned for Nov. 1. Berger told the Sun that he had sold some 600 tickets at $45 apiece—that is until the police union, NAACP and lawyers for the cops involved found out about Berger's plans, which led to the cancellation of the event.
"My client will not participate. We will not accept a single, solitary dime from this sort of action," attorney Ivan Bates told the Sun. Bates represents Sgt. Alicia White, one of the six officers charged in Gray's death. Gray died in April from a spinal injury suffered while in police custody.
"This is the type of racist behavior that we do not need and do not want," the lawyer added.
The Baltimore NAACP also denounced the event. "I think it's disgusting," Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the city's NAACP chapter, told the Sun. "Right now, with all the things that are going on in Baltimore and also with all the issues with the Confederate flag, this is just putting more salt in the wound."
An attorney for the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police added that it did not support the event. "We're completely unaware of it. We don't endorse it. We do not support it," said Michael Davey.
Berger, who considers his act to be a tribute to the late blackface performer Al Jolson, told the Sun that he didn't think his act was racist and that African Americans enjoy his work. He added that he was only trying to provide financial relief for the families of the officers during this time.
"I've been through what they're going through and I know they need the help," he said.
But Berger needs more help then they do! When is the benefit for the "racist jackass cop treatment" assistance find?!,?
Thursday, July 23, 2015
An Inverness, Florida, a goofy looking woman risked her life by taking on an alligator that was trying to eat her dog, Hope.
"It was the dumbest bravest thing I've ever done. but I wasn't going to let her go," Lori Beiswenger said. Well she got the first part right!
Earlier this month, Beiswenger was planting trees on the nine-hole Point O' Woods Golf Course, which she owns with her husband, when she heard Hope scream. The gator had attacked the dog, and was dragging it into a nearby pond.
Beiswenger waded into the water and foolishly began pulling on the gators tail. The gator soon noticed and turned toward her. Beiswenger then hurried back to shore.
Jodie Daniels, a golf course volunteer who was nearby, heard Beiswenger calling for help. He grabbed a shovel and managed to free the dog. "It was quite a shock to pull the dog up and the gator is still attached to the dog," Daniels said.
Daniels hit the gator on the head with the shovel, but it managed to escape. An animal control company came the next day to trap the gator and take it away.
"I read him his Miranda rights," Beiswenger told WFTS, joking about the way the animal was tied with its arms behind its back.
The gator was killed and sold to a local restaurant for meat.
Hope underwent a three-hour surgery for a severed artery and is expected to have her stitches removed this weekend. "I love this dog," Beiswenger told CBS affiliate WTSP. "I wasn't going to loose her."
Hope has escaped death in the past: Beiswenger adopted her when she was due to be put down, and the dog later survived getting hit by a car. "She is quite the wonder dog," Beiswenger told Bay News 9.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The dashcam video shows Texas state Trooper Brian Encinia pulling Bland over July 10 for allegedly failing to use her turn signal. What started as normal conversation gets testy after Encinia asks her to put out her cigarette.
"I am in my car. I don't have to put out my cigarette," Bland says.
"You can step on out now," Encinia replies.
Bland refuses to get out of her car, and the trooper opens her door and starts trying to pull her out of the vehicle.
What happens after that has ignited a debate about what the officer could have done versus what he should have done.
'For a failure to signal?'
In the video, Encinia tells Bland she is under arrest. She repeatedly asks why, but the trooper does not answer, other than to say, "I am giving you a lawful order."
They argue, then Encinia pulls what appears to be his Taser and points it at Bland.
He screams: "Get out of the car! I will light you up! Get out! Now!"
Bland then exits the car of her own accord, saying: "Wow, really, for a failure to signal? You're doing all of this for a failure to signal?"
Much of what happens next is not seen on camera, but the officer can be heard saying Bland is not compliant.
"When you pull away from me, you're resisting arrest," Encinia says.
A clearly upset Bland can be heard saying: "You're a real man now. You just slammed me, knocked my head in the ground. I got epilepsy you mother******."
"Good," he replies.
A female officer tells Bland she should have thought about that before she started resisting.
Technically, a driver can get arrested in Texas for simply failing to use a turn signal.
In the video, Encinia tells Bland he intended to give her a warning -- until she failed to comply with orders and repeatedly cursed at the trooper.
The Texas Department of Public Safety released almost an hour of dashcam video. But in parts of the footage, the video is looped while the officer's audio continues uninterrupted.
For example, there are moments when a car or a tow truck driver appears in the frame, suddenly disappears and then appears once again.
But the video of the traffic stop was not edited, according to Texas Department of Public Safety public information officer Tom Vinger. "There was a technical issue during posting later in the video, and we are working to correct," Vinger said Wednesday. But anyone who watches the video can plainly see that it has been altered.
This is my theory. Sandra Bland was murdered, and it was made to look like a suicide. She was probably choked to death and the easiest way to simulate choking is hanging.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Authorities in Los Angeles are looking for a stupid burglar (oxymoron), who accidentally made a selfie with his victim's iPhone......................
Police say the thief entered a home in the Venice area through an unlocked door Saturday and grabbed the phone, but he accidentally activated a video app.
The crook briefly recorded himself standing in the living room before he took off with the device.
A woman and two 15-year-old girls sleeping in the house weren't hurt.
The owner of the phone remotely accessed the video, and police have released it.
Authorities say they don't know the crook's name, but they know what he looks like. A FOOL!'
They're hoping somebody else can put a name to the face.
I get agitated when the wi-fi connection is bad, but usually not enough to whip out a knife!
That's what Amber Lynn Henson, 48, is accused of doing last Thursday at a Taco Bell in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Henson was having trouble using the restaurant's wi-fi and decided to cool off by filling up her cup at the drinking fountain, only to be blocked by a group of teenage boys, according to Tahlequahpolice chief Nate King.
“The boys were kind of in the way of the drink fountain and she had to squeeze through them to get her drink, and she got agitated and spilled her drink on one of them,” King said.
Henson allegedly waited outside of the restaurant with a 4-inch blade and challenged two of the boys, including the one who got wet,
"If you want some of me, come on!" she said. The terrified teenage boys ran for their lives at the sight of Henson's pasty face.
Henson left without stabbing anyone. The teens called police, who posted surveillance photos of the incident inside the Taco Bell to Facebook.
Henson was arrested later that day after a tipster recognized her from the video. Police said she admitted pulling the knife but said it was self-defense, according to the Tahlequah Daily Press.
Henson was booked on one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
No word on if the wi-fi connection at the Taco Bell has improved.
April Lee Yates, 51, was arrested Sunday for allegedly refusing pay for a $26 seafood buffet at Bennetts Calabash in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Police arrived after employees said she'd been at the restaurant for four hours and was disturbing other patrons, according to CountOn2.com. Yates also allegedly refused to pay for her meal, saying she had no money.
Officers said when Yates was asked what she had planned to do about the bill she told them that Jesus would pay it for her, according to WBMF TV.
No one, including Jesus, came forward with the loot.
She should have prayed for Jesus to bless her with a job, and tried to get a job. FYI, that's how Jesus pays your bills!! HELLO!!!
At that point, Yates was arrested and charged with defrauding a restaurant. She was taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The agreement was reached a few days before the anniversary of Mr. Garner’s death, headed off one legal battle even as a federal inquiry into the killing and several others at the state and local level remain open and could provide a further accounting of how he died.
Still, the settlement was a pivotal moment in a case that has engulfed the city since the afternoon of July 17, 2014, when two officers approached Mr. Garner as he stood unarmed on a sidewalk, and accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes. One of the officers used a chokehold, long prohibited by the Police Department to subdue him, and that was cited by the medical examiner as a cause of Mr. Garner’s death.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
In Bristow Oklahoma, investigators were working Monday to identify a man with a huge pair who took more than $75,000 from an Oklahoma Walmart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver.........
Hey Allen Iverson is that you?!?!
Bristow Police Chief Wayne Williams said authorities in northeast Oklahoma have received some anonymous tips about the identity of the man whose image was captured by a video surveillance camera.
"We've got some calls out on it, but nothing yet," Williams said. He said officials do not believe the suspect lives in the area.
Authorities say the suspect entered the Walmart store in Bristow about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store. He drove away in a dark four-door Chevrolet.
"He came to the Walmart kind of dressed like a Loomis armored car driver,"
Kind of?!?? & they kinda got robbed too.
Williams said. Walmart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later. Bristow is about 35 miles southwest of Tulsa.
A dozing police offer in the Philippines enabled a quintet of prisoners to escape confinement, sources say. The prisoners, locked in the Koronadal City precinct on drug charges, crept through the barred ceiling of their detention room around 3 a.m. as officer Teofilo Toledo (say that 10 times fast), "nodded off".
The prisoners had slowly sawed the iron bars over the course of several months and, once they saw the sleeping cop, crept through. Upon reaching the outside world, the prisoners scattered; none have been tracked down.
Superintendent Jose Briones Jr., the precinct's commanding officer, quickly removed officer Toledo from active duty.
“I have ordered a massive manhunt and I appeal to the relatives of the detainees to help bring them back to detention facility and defend their cases in court,” Briones said.
Why all five prisoners were locked up in the same holding area, in such a small prison, for so long, is unclear. It’s likely a result of the Philippines’ rather unregulated penitentiary system, which suffers from just a tiny bit of corruption...
A weird woman in Deland, Florida (where else), says she was shot in the leg while sitting at a café on Independence Day, but she didn't realize it until doctors found the bullet five days later.
Heather Charlebois said that after days of pain from what she initially thought was a firecracker, she went to the hospital. Doctors told her they found a .38-caliber bullet lodged in her leg.
Charlebois says she was on the patio of Cafe Da Vinci in DeLand on Saturday night when she felt a pain in her leg. She checked it out in the bathroom, but there was little blood.
Police say there were no reports of gunfire but believe the bullet might have been fired into the air from some distance away.