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Man Pulls Gun On Black Teens, Calls Them Slurs, But Insists He Isn’t Racist

MIAMI – A Hollywood man was arrested Monday after he was caught on camera approaching a group of black teenagers while holding a gun, shouting obscenities and racial slurs at them.

Mark Bartlett, 51, was arrested Monday evening for carrying a concealed weapon after wielding a gun and screaming at several young men participating in the “Bikes Up Guns Down” event in Miami’s Brickell area. The confrontation was captured on video by a member of the grass-roots activist group Dream Defenders. The jarring footage, posted to social media, began to go viral late Monday.

A video widely shared on social media shows the group of teens on bicycles protesting the affordable housing crisis in Miami’s Liberty Square community and had blocked part of an avenue with their bicycles, the Herald reported.

In the video, a group of teens are shown arguing with a woman on the Brickell Avenue bridge, the television station reported. The woman claimed one of the boys ran over her foot and both sides began yelling.

Eventually the woman says “Don’t touch me, you bunch of thugs,” as she walks away from them.

Moments later, a man, identified by police as Bartlett, approaches the teens, holding a gun in his hand. He begins yelling obscenities and racial slurs at the teens, telling them to leave.

“F—ing stupid n—–s,” Bartlett can be heard saying.

An 18-year-old man who participated in the protest told reporters Tuesday at a news conference that Bartlett pointed the gun at him and tried to run over him with his SUV. He said there is footage that has not been released to the media that shows Bartlett in his SUV telling the teen to come toward him before calling him a n—–.

According to a Miami police report, Bartlett got back in his Range Rover after the incident and drove away, but he was stopped by police near Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 13th Street.

Police said Bartlett didn’t have a conceal carry permit for the gun, which was loaded and resting on the front passenger seat.

While in custody, Bartlett asked police, “Why am I being arrested when those kids are free to ride around? I did pull out my gun, but I never pointed it at them.”

Bartlett was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. His arrest photo shows him smiling and wearing the same shirt seen in the video.

In a telephone conversation with Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright, Bartlett said he isn’t a racist and only made the racial slurs out of anger.

“The reason why we use that word, the reason why Chinese people use the word, why Japanese people, European people, the reason why everybody uses that word is because black people use that word,” he said. “We all knew the word for Puerto Ricans as spic. We all knew Asian people as gooks or whatever. Jews, we knew about Jews. Nobody uses those words anymore. Why? Because Puerto Ricans don’t say that to each other. Because Asian people don’t say that to each other. Because the Jewish people don’t say that to each other. The only ones that continue to say it are black people. So what’s the first thing in my head or most people’s heads? Unfortunately, it’s the n word.”

Bartlett said he took out his gun because his girlfriend, Dana Scalione, was outnumbered by the teens and he feared for her safety.

“All I see is 15 people running across the street toward my girlfriend — over the median, toward my girlfriend,” he said. “My first reaction is I have a gun on me. Whether I have a gun on me or not, I’m running to see and to protect my family. I had a gun though. It wasn’t loaded. I ran out there. You can see I never pointed it. I never threatened anybody. I just needed it in case something were to happen.”

Bartlett stands behind his actions and said he has no regrets over the incident other than not having a conceal carry permit.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Tuesday that she has assigned the chief of her hate crimes unit to investigate.


North Carolina Man Arrested After Punching Black Child

A man from North Carolina was arrested after he a video surfaced that showed him punching a young girl in the face outside of a mall on Saturday.

According to a spokesperson from the Asheville Police Department, a fight involving a group of juveniles broke out at the Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina. David Stephen Bell, 51, pushed a young girl and hit her, police said.

Bell, who is from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was arrested by an off-duty police officer and charged with assault of a female under 12-years-old and two counts of assault on a female, the police spokesperson told Newsweek.

A video that was shared online shows a group of young girls yelling outside of the Asheville Mall. Bell, who is allegedly 6 foot 5 and 250 pounds, is seen pushing one of the young girls. The girl then approaches him after being pushed and  Bell proceeded to punch her to the ground.

The incident is under further investigation, police spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said Sunday. Following the incident of the fight and the circulation of the video across social media, the Asheville Mall tweeted that they are aware of the video and that someone was arrested.

“We are aware of the videos circulating on social media. The @AshevillePolice responded immediately and the situation was diffused,” the mall tweeted on Saturday. “An arrest has been made. Please contact the Asheville Police Department with further questions.”

All victims at the time of the incident refused transport to a hospital, or emergency medical care, she added.



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The furloughing of hundreds of Food and Drug Administration inspectors has sharply reduced inspections of the nation’s food supply — one of the many repercussions of the partial government shutdown that are making Americans potentially less safe.

The agency, which oversees 80 percent of the food supply, has suspended all routine inspections of domestic food-processing facilities, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in an interview. He is working on a plan to bring inspectors back as early as next week to inspect facilities considered high-risk because they handle sensitive items such as seafood, soft cheese and vegetables, or have a history of problems.

Teen charged with murder of transgender woman

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) – A 17-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a transgender woman last year in a secluded area on the South Side was ordered held without bail Sunday.

Tremon T. Hill was charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 13 slaying of Dejanay Stanton, a 24-year-old trans woman he was in a sexual relationship with, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Britt Steinberg said at a bail hearing in the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

Stanton received a text from Hill the morning of her killing asking her to meet him in a lot in the 4000 block of South Calumet Avenue in Bronzeville, Steinberg said.

Passenger carries firearm through TSA screening at Atlanta onto Delta flight

(CNN)A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration.

“TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the morning of January 3,” the release states.
The passenger had forgotten the firearm was in their carry-on luggage, the TSA said. The incident was not part of a test.

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Developer Jim Skaggs ‘couldn’t believe’ when he heard that a neighbor allegedly assaulted U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home in Bowling Green. Matt Stone/Louisville Courier Journal

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, said the operation is related to an injury in 2017 when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, attacked him while Paul was mowing his lawn. The incident left Kentucky’s junior senator with six broken ribs and a bruised lung.

He is scheduled to have the outpatient operation at the privately adminstered Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario during the week of Jan. 21, according to documents from Paul’s civil lawsuit against Boucher filed in Warren Circuit Court.

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Fortnite is one of the biggest games of this decade, and it rose to prominence in a very seemingly organic way. Tim Sweeney, the game’s creator has been at work for decades in fact, developing different, intricate and interactive realms in the digital world for players.




Woman Arrested After Lying About Being Attacked In Walmart Parking Lot

A woman who claimed that a black man attacked her in a Walmart parking lot, even posting photos of her injuries and inciting public sympathy, lied about everything, say police.

On Tuesday, the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina announced that in December, 26-year-old Kristen Michelle Rimes of Irmo was charged with filing a false police report and false swearing (to police) after she reported a fake crime. She was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia. The police department did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

Rimes told police that on Nov. 26, she was assaulted by a black man in a Walmart parking lot. In an interview with Cola Daily, Rimes described sitting in her parked car, typing a friend’s address into her GPS system, when a black man came over and said, “Hey, girl.”
“I didn’t see anybody, just heard a voice. I said I wasn’t interested and I just rolled my window up,” Rimes, a mother-of-two, told Cola Daily. “I had put my car in park, and I didn’t think about how my doors unlock automatically when I do that.” Then she said the man pulled her out of the car. “I felt a hit to the right side of my face almost immediately after that.”


“He started tugging on my pants,” she said. “Then I suddenly hear another guy scream, ‘What’s going on over there?’ And at that point, the guy took off. The man who yelled never came back. I just take it as an angel sent from God right at that time.”

“I wanted to get home and get out of there,” she told Cola Daily. “I went first thing Monday morning to file the police report to pull camera footage, which I am so mad at myself for not calling them that night. I think I was in such shock.”

However, Rimes had enough clarity to describe the suspect: “He was a black male, medium build, wearing a hoodie with a jacket over it.”

“You always hear that people’s reactions are fight or flight, and mine was just to kind of run out of there,” she reflected to Cola Daily. “The world’s not as kind as it should be, and sometimes we have to look out for each other.”

Rimes recalled the brave man who supposedly helped her. “I would love to know who he is. He definitely is an angel,” she told Cola Daily. “I hold a big place in my heart for whoever he is. He allowed me to get back to my kids, and I’m very grateful.”

Rimes’s colleague posted images of her facial injuries in a Facebook group called “Citizens of The Town of Irmo, SC,” writing, “My co-worker! Bless her she’s been through a lot…so glad she’s okay! Everyone be on the lookout and please travel in pairs. I even call my fiance when I have to walk to my car from work just to be sure someone knows what’s happening.”

After Rimes’s arrest, the poster wrote, “Edit, yes I know she’s been taken into custody for false police report. Very upset.” According to the State, Rimes’s photos were passed around in multiple Facebook groups.

The police press release said that Rimes herself posted about the alleged attack on social media, causing “public concern.” However, it said investigations determined she was not at the Walmart location on the night of the reported attack.

Rimes’s Facebook post has since been deleted.

Second Black Man Found Dead In Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s Home

A man died early Monday at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, his attorney confirmed. The victim hasn’t been idenftied yet, but according to Wehoville, the man was identified as African-American.

Attorney Seymour Amster said the unidentified victim was a “longtime friend” of Buck and said the two had known each other for 25 years. Amster said the victim “reached out for [Buck’s] help” Sunday night and began acting “in a bizarre way” after he arrived at Buck’s apartment.

“From what I know, it was an old friend who died of an accidental overdose, and, unfortunately, we believe that the substance was ingested at some place other than the apartment,”said Amster, who added that police had released the scene and Buck was not under arrest.

Buck, a well-known figure in Democratic political circles, has given more than $500,000 to a range of Democratic groups and candidates — including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

In July of last year, prosecutors declined to file charges against Buck in the death of Gemmel Moore, a black male escort whose body was found in Buck’s apartment. According to a coroner’s report, Buck’s apartment was full of drug paraphernalia, including 24 syringes containing brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag containing a piece of crystal-like substance.

Moore’s death initially was ruled an accidental methamphetamine overdose, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office re-opened the investigation after writings in Moore’s journal implicated Buck in his drug use.

In a December 2016 entry, Moore wrote: “I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted…”

“If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now,” wrote Moore’s final entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016.

Community activists like Jasmyne Cannick have accused Los Angeles officials of declining to prosecute Buck in 2017 thanks to his contributions to powerful politicians such as Hillary Clinton, California Gov. Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, and numerous West Hollywood City Council members. Cannick is organizing a vigil and rally for tonight in front of Buck’s home, at 1234 Laurel Ave.

“This was an accidental overdose that Ed Buck had nothing to do with and it’s a tragedy,” Amster said after prosecutors declined to file charges. However, when Moore’s death was classified as an accidental overdose, numerous young black gay men have alleged that Buck has a fetish for shooting drugs into black men he picks up off the street or on hookup sites.

Portland Police Shoot Homeless Man

A Portland police officer fatally shot a man Sunday at a Southeast Portland home after the landlord reported a stranger who appeared to be homeless and suffering from a mental illness lying on a tenant’s door stoop.

An East Precinct Officer responded about 2 p.m. to a report of an “unwanted person” at the home in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street, said police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley. The man allegedly wouldn’t leave the property.

Lidiya Omelchenko Omelchenko told OPB she called police after her neighbor told her there was a man who appeared to be sleeping directly outside his home.

“[My neighbor] came and talked to me, somebody sleeping on his porch, steps,” Omelchenko said in an interview. “I told him, ‘call the police.’ After this, I went to see this man and I called [the police] too.” She then waited for an officer to arrive, pointed to the man, then went into her nearby house.

“I thought I should call the police, they could help him, find him an apartment, a place to sleep,” she said. She also said the man appeared to be African American.

About 10 minutes later, she heard a single “pop,” Omelchenko said.

When she came out, the man was being carried out of the house with a sheet over him, she said.

The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was declared dead, Burley said.

Burley didn’t identify the man or the officer involved. The officer has been placed on administrative leave under standard police policy and will be identified within 24 hours, Burley said. Police will identify the dead man after an autopsy is completed and relatives are notified, he said.

Omlechenko expressed dismay at the man’s death.

Portland police have faced criticism in the last two years for officer shootings of black men, including Patrick Kimmons, 27, last year in downtown Portland and Quanice Hayes, 17, in Northeast Portland in 2017. Grand juries ruled both police shootings justified. The Police Bureau also is under a federal settlement reached after an U.S. Justice Department investigation found officers often used excessive force against people with mental illness.

Man Out On Bond After Targeting Toddler In Racist Attack

The Wichita Police Department says it arrested a man and is investigating an incident at an east Wichita Dillons store which has been described as a “racially motivated crime.”

31-year-old Trace Riff was arrested following the incident. According to police, Riff, who has a history of not reporting to parole officers, drug use and violent crimes, and is on probation in Oklahoma for a felony meth charge, was arrested on a count of “battery that was bias and racially motivated” and resisting arrest.

“Through the investigation, it was learned Trace walked into the store and kicked a 1-year-old victim in the back, causing the child to fall on the floor,” police say.

According to witnesses, Trace did this while yelling obscenities and racial slurs.

Lashantai Whitaker is the mother of the 1-year-old boy, and on Wednesday she spoke about what happened early Sunday morning.

“We were barely in the store and (Trace) kicked him in his back,” Whitaker says. “All I heard was a loud thud and my daughter screaming.”

The man went on a rant, Whitaker said, yelling the “N word” and saying he was a white supremacist. She says Trace tried to get away but another customer tackled him.

She says when Trace kicked her son, he came up behind them. She described it like “a sneak attack.”

She says her son was not seriously injured, but “[Riff]could have done serious damage.” Whitaker says she’s confused by what happened and hopes Trace does time for what he did.

“What grown person, I mean, even if you do have that much hate for someone,… I mean, why would you attack a baby?” Whitaker says.

Riff bonded out of jail several hours after his arrest Sunday. Now, the boy’s mother and grandmother say they fear that with the man back on the streets, another child could be attacked.

“I don’t understand: He’s out just hours after he attacked a baby,” said Yolanda Frierson, grandmother of 1-year-old Jhavii Fry.

“He could attack someone else’s kid . . . if he’s out and he’s everywhere,” said Whitaker.

Group of Neo-Nazis Charged With Assaulting Black DJ

One of two self-professed neo-Nazis from Washington state who were part of a group who allegedly assaulted a black DJ at a bar in Lynnwood  face multiple charges, including harassment and assault.

According to charging documents, Guy Albert Miller III of Tacoma faces one count of malicious harassment, one count of harassment, and fourth-degree assault.

Miller is one of eight people, seven men and one woman, who were arrested over the weekend after police responded to an altercation at the Rec Room Tavern. Snohomish County detectives say the suspects started harassing and eventually assaulted a black man working as a DJ at the Rec Room Tavern early Saturday morning.

The DJ said he was approached by a man who ordered him to play heavy metal music. The DJ instead took a smoke break. When he returned, he was assaulted and targeted with racial slurs.

When the group were told to leave, witnesses said the group got violent and started beating the DJ. An employee at the tavern who is Asian was injured when he attempted to help, according to the sheriff’s office.

While it’s unclear whether the attack was premeditated, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the suspects didn’t hide their hate.

“Specifically, for the person who is from Snohomish County, we’ve had interactions with him several times. He is listed in our jail registry as a white supremacist,” Ireton said. “The others had tattoos or clothing that would identify them as that, or they told patrol deputies. It was a combination of any of those three things.”

The person she is referring to is a man from Bothell, named Vincent Bradley Nutter, who according to the county, was one of two who posted bail over the weekend and hasn’t been charged. Nutter had “crew 38” patches on his jacket and a swastika tattooed on his neck.

The other assailants-

Nathaniel Woodell of Woodstock Illinois had an “American Defense Skinhead” patch

Leah Northcraft of Raleigh, North Carolina has on an iron cross shirt, and a tattoo of a crossed out raccoon

Daniel Dorson of Corvallis, Oregon had a “Crew 38” jacket and business card

Randy Smith of Eugene, Oregon had a swastika ring and a “crew 38” prospect patch, meaning he was a was prospect for the hammerskins

Cory Colwell of Eugene, Oregon had a “crew 38” patch

Travis Condor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had a “noose” patch and an “American Defense Skinhead” patch. It also noted that Condor was previously arrested in 2010 for severely beating a homeless man with metal pipes and a baseball bat. The assault took place while he was a soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg.

A Superior Court hearing is set for December 28 to determine if felony charges can be filed against the group.

Authorities believe the suspects were in the area to take part in what white supremacists call “martyr’s day,” which marks the day Robert Jay Mathews was killed in a shootout with FBI agents on Whidbey Island in 1984. Matthews led the domestic terror group The Order in the mid-1980s.

Neo Nazi Couple Sentenced For Being Part of a Terror Group

A British neo-Nazi couple who named their son after Adolf Hitler was sentenced Tuesday to several years in prison for being part of a terrorist group.

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, were found guilty of being members of National Action – an extreme right-wing group that was banned in 2016.

Thomas was sentenced for six years and six months, and Patatas for five years. In total, six members of the group were convicted. A friend of the couple, Darren Fletcher, was sentenced to five years after admitting he was also a member of the National Action group. Daniel Bogunovic, 27, from Leicester, was sentenced to six years and four months. Two other men, Joel Wilmore, 24, a cyber-security worker and National Action Midlands cell “banker”, and Nathan Pryke, 26, a van driver described as the group’s “security enforcer”, were the last members convicted. Pryke was jailed for five years and five months, and Wilmore was jailed for five years and 10 months.

Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court had heard how Thomas, who was  a former Amazon security guard, and Patatas, a wedding photographer, gave their child the middle name “Adolf”.

Thomas, who even had swastika scatter cushions at his home, said the name was given in “admiration” of the German dictator. The jury also saw photos of Thomas as he posed  with his newborn son while wearing the hooded robes of the Ku Klux Klan.

The court also heard how Patatas, who moved to the UK from Portugal, told another National Action member “all Jews must be put to death”.

Thomas once told his partner he found “all non-whites intolerable”.

The couple, who also wanted to “bring back concentration camps”, were found guilty after a seven-week trial.

Thomas, who was rejected from joining the army twice, was also convicted on a majority verdict of having a terrorist manual. The couple had also both been involved in the desecration of war memorials, including one in Warwickshire, and were “equally extreme” in their views and actions, according to the judge.

When sentencing Thomas and Patatas, Judge Melbourne Inman said both had “a long history of violent racist beliefs” and described National Action as a group with “horrific aims”.

“These are not idle words,” the judge said. “The vile regime you and Thomas worship, and which you wish to impose on this country, did – and would do – exactly that.”

“Its aims and objectives are the overthrow of democracy in this country by serious violence and murder, and the imposition of a Nazi-style state which would eradicate whole sections of society by such violence and mass murder,” the judge added.

Pool Patrol Paula Pleads Guilty to Assault

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — A white South Carolina woman who was dubbed “Pool Patrol Paula” has pleaded guilty to assault and battery for hitting a black teenager and telling him to leave a community swimming pool. News outlets report that 38-year-old Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleaded guilty Monday to the June assault and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Sebby-Strempel had told the 15-year-old boy, Darshaun RocQuemore Simmons, that he didn’t belong at the Summerville pool, according to a Dorchester County sheriff’s report.

Simmons, who goes by DJ, told CBS News in July he was invited to the pool by a friend when Sebby-Stremple approached him. He said she verbally and physically assaulted him and forced him to leave.

“This lady walked up to us and was like ya’ll have to leave,” Simmons said. “We said, ‘Yes ma’am.’ When I started walking out she just started hitting me. … It was shocking.”

“She called me the N-word and she called me a punk,” he said.

Cellphone video posted online showed video Sebby-Strempel yelling and hitting him.

The woman later resisted arrest, shoving one detective into a wall and biting another hard enough to break skin. She was fired from her job.