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SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A registered sex offender who was recently re-elected as chief of a Pennsylvania town’s volunteer fire department has resigned.

The (Corry) Journal reports that Roger Gilbert Jr. quit the Spartansburg department Sunday, a day after the newspaper reported on his criminal background.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/national/sex-offender-resigns-as-fire-chief-in-spartansburg-pa/article_5613bb49-7076-575a-ba4d-5d78c735df9c.html

Sea-level rise is accelerating around the world, thanks to ongoing melting of ice sheets in both Antarctica and Greenland, a new study suggests.

At the current rate of melting, the world’s seas will be at least 2 feet higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Such a rise could leave portions of the world’s coastal cities underwater. It would also increase high tides and worsen storm surges.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/02/13/sea-level-rise-accelerating-around-world/333140002/

When Kristan Morgan joined the U.S. Bureau of Prisons three years ago, the 30-year-old nurse expected to spend her days caring for the chronically sick and injured inside the nation’s largest correctional system.

What she didn’t expect: Being abruptly plucked from the busy medical unit in Tallahassee to pull guard duty in cell blocks — including a wing for solitary confinement.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/13/ill-equipped-and-inexperienced-hun

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An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has died after he was “senselessly murdered” in a downtown building Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Commander Paul Bauer, of the 18th District, was chasing a suspect when he was “shot multiple

 

 times,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference.

Johnson stated that earlier Tuesday afternoon, Chicago police saw someone “acting suspiciously” who quickly fled from the tactical officers. A description of the suspect was broadcast on police radio, and when Bauer, who was off-duty, saw the offender, he reportedly approached the individual.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/13/chicago-cop-shot-multiple-times-in-grave-condition.html

A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.

The lawsuit accused the Weirton Police Department of wrongfully terminating officer Stephen Mader after he chose not to shoot a 23-year-old man while responding to a domestic disturbance in 2016.

 

“At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” Mader said in a news release by the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/west-virginia-city-pays-former-officer-dollar175000-to-settle-lawsuit-after-he-decided-not-to-shoot-distraught-suspect/ar-BBJ2ASY?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCDHP

A Washington state man allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman while she was dying from a drug overdose at a house party and then hacked her social media account to make believe she was alive.

Brian Varela, 19, was arrested Tuesday after bragging to his Dairy Queen co-workers in Snohomish County that Alyssa Noceda died during sexual intercourse last Saturday, the Spokesman-Review reported.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/man-allegedly-raped-woman-dying-drug-overdose-article-1.3814396

 

 

1/28/18 – Phoenix And William With More Becky Raps.

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5 killed shooting at Pennsylvania wash.

US casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) amid sexual harassment allegations.

New law makes it legal for atheist doctors and nurses to refuse care to religious patients

A recently retired Little Rock police officer was arrested Tuesday, one day after authorities announced that he faces a charge of third-degree battery in a non-fatal shooting last year.

Tennessee man flips car five times after letting ‘Jesus take the wheel’

Man ordered to stop housing homeless to keep them warm

Cop to runaway horse: ‘Will You Stop?’ Horse: ‘Neigh’

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A WHITE CHURCH IN PHOENIX IS SEEKING A TOKEN BL#CK READER

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Michigan Teen Sends Death Threats To CNN Employees, Called Them The N-Word

In Michigan, a 19-year-old man was released from prison after making over a dozen calls to the CNN headquarters in Atlanta with racist death threats.

READ Woman’s Dismembered Body Found In Pots And Pans Atop Ex-Husband’s Stove

The Washington Post reports Brandon Griesemer was arrested on federal charges on Jan. 19. The 19-year-old was charged with transmitting in interstate or foreign commerce a communication or communications containing a threat to kidnap or to injure the person of another. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

Griesemer began his spree on Jan. 9, when he called the CNN dispatcher saying the they were, “fake news” (sound familiar?). He also claimed he was “coming to gun” the employees down. The threats took a racial turn as he concluded with “f**k you, f***king ni**ers”, before hanging up.

He continued the calls for two days. In September, Griesemer displayed the same behavior when he called a local mosque, and made racist comments towards Muslims. ABC News reports when asked about the incident by police, he explained he was “angry” at the time of the call.

While Brandon’s father, Mark Griesemer, told the Post his son “didn’t know what he was saying,” CNN issued a statement after his arrest.

“We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces, around the world, extremely seriously. This one is no exception.

CNN statement: “We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces, around the world, extremely seriously. This one is no exception. We have been in touch with local and federal law enforcement throughout, and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our people.” https://twitter.com/thehill/status/955644013603966981 

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l Agent Sean Callaghan, who wrote the affidavit in support of the criminal charges, the investigator recorded the call and compared the voice to the one of the threatening call and determined the voices were a match.

After appearing in court, Griesemer was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. He didn’t give an apology,

but he blamed his behavior on his issues with mental health. Some of the conditions of his release include continuing his employment as a part-time grocery store worker, avoiding all contact with victims and witnesses, restricting his travel to the Eastern District of Michigan, and he was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

His next court date is Feb. 9.

mes within the same day, CNN investigators traced the call back to his residence in Novi, Michigan, called the number associated with the father’s wireless account and asked to speak to the father. But instead, another man answered and identified himself as Brandon.

‘Turn the (n-word) tunes off’: racial slur gets Hoover HS teacher placed on leave

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A Hoover High School teacher was placed on administrative leave with pay on Monday after being accused of using a racial slur in front of her class Friday.

Teddie Butcher

Hoover school superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy has confirmed the teacher, Teddie Butcher, admitted to using the (n-word) in her classroom.

Students claim Butcher, a white teacher, told the class to “turn the n****r tunes off” after as they were listening to “Dear Mama” by Tupac while working on a project in her food and nutrition class.

The school system will be investigating the situation while Butcher remains on administrative leave.

“As we are addressing this matter, we will be looking at our board’s policy and obviously taking a look at the state Teacher Code about expectations and we’ll be putting her conduct and behavior up against what we know is professional conduct of one’s self,” Murphy told AL.com.

Boynton Beach board member resigns amid racist accusations


            Boynton Beach board member resigns amid racist accusations

Cindy Falco-DiCorrado at the Dec. 5 Boynton Beach City Commission meeting. (Photo handout: Adam Wasserman)

 

Boynton Beach volunteer board member accused of being a white supremacist and racist, based on comments she made while discussing sanctuary cities, announced her resignation in a late Sunday night e-mail.

Residents accused Cindy Falco-DiCorrado of spewing racial slurs toward them at the Dec. 5 commission meeting when the city’s leaders spoke about whether to become a sanctuary city at the request of Commissioner Christina Romelus. Boynton discussed the issue, but ultimately decided against becoming a sanctuary city.

 

After, officials fielded emails about Falco-DiCorrado, who opposed Romelus’ pursuit, from residents asking for her to be fired from the Community Redevelopment Agency advisory board. Resident Mathi Mulligan said Falco-DiCorrado told him at the meeting to speak “better English ” and allegedly told black residents, “You’re lucky we brought you over as slaves, or else you’d be deported, too.”

 

Mulligan added: “We will keep pressing on until the City Commission fires this white supremacist from a job that gives her direct power over the lives of people of color.”

Falco-DiCorrado previously told The Palm Beach Post her comments were misunderstood and she didn’t mean any harm.

Vice Mayor Justin Katz last week asked for her to resign but she declined. Commissioner Joe Casello, who appointed her to the board, planned to discuss her position at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.

 

However Falco-DiCorrado did not wait until Tuesday.

She wrote to the city’s clerk that she received a new career opportunity and would have a conflict in time if she didn’t resign from her position on the CRA board and also on the art council.

 

“I also heard that the City of Boynton Beach is being attacked through my stance on Sanctuary cities and things that I said that were taken out of context and it just keeps getting worse as those who have hate in their hearts only can hear and see hate,” she wrote. “I ask if anyone was hurt by things that I said that could of been misconstrued, taken out of context or due to misunderstandings to please forgive me. For the record I am NOT a racist nor a white supremacist (which I had to look up what it meant) I forgive them too.”

 

She added: “I see that a lynch mob was put out on me which keeps Boynton Beach in a negative light. I do love the City of Boynton Beach and I don’t want to see lies and vileness spewed for an agenda of a certain group.”

The CRA advisory board members make recommendations to the CRA board, composed of the City Commission, on redevelopment and other agency business in the Heart of Boynton. The CRA is tasked with removing slum and blight.

 

Casello said Falco-DiCorrado did the right thing.

“I think she saved herself a lot of embarrassment. I think she saved the city a lot of embarrassment,” he said.

He added he does not think she is a racist. He said statements she might have said could have been taken out of context.

Man sues NFL team for protesting police brutality

A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some players have disrespected the national anthem before games this season.

Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit Monday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games.

Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, on Sept. 17, when he said some of the players did not come out for the singing of the national anthem.

When they did come out, the suit says, “They passed directly in front of where the petitioner and his guests were seated. Many of the fans in that area booed and cursed at the Saints players.”

“Apparently, these players were following the lead of (former San Francisco 49ers quarterback) Colin Kaepernick by disrespecting the flag, the anthem, the USA and those who have served and are serving the USA in our military,” the suit says. “If you sell tickets to a gaming event for entertainment, you should not be allowed to turn it political.”

Dragna, a businessman in Morgan City, said Tuesday that the rowdy, angry reaction of the people around his seats has made the tickets unusable by him and his family, as well as customers he would otherwise give the tickets to.

He said the behavior of some fans upset by the protests — cursing, spilling beer — is “borderline dangerous,” though he said he thinks the responsibility for that behavior ultimately rests not with the fans but with owner Tom Benson.

“The Saints created that behavior by condoning it,” he said.

“It’s my thought pattern that (players) should not be allowed (to protest),” he said. “If you sell tickets to a gaming event for entertainment, you should not be allowed to turn it political.”

Kaepernick and a teammate, Baton Rouge native Eric Reid, began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 to protest the shooting of unarmed African-Americans by police.

Kaepernick sat for the anthem during the 49ers’ first preseason game that year, though he and Reid knelt from the second game forward after talking with a former NFL player who was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army and deciding that kneeling would be more respectful.

A few weeks later, news of the protest broke, stirring nationwide controversy. This year, President Donald Trump said on Twitter that team owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem.

On Tuesday, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said Dragna’s lawsuit has been forwarded to the organization’s legal department and that there would be no comment.

Dragna also stated that he doesn’t want players protesting police brutality and racism to be heroes to his kids.

“I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that those are their heroes … and it’s OK to do that stuff, especially on TV and especially on your job site. That can’t be allowed to happen.”

While many will see this suit as frivolous, Dragna says it’s far from it, calling it “as honest as it gets.”

Diamond Reynolds wins lawsuit, #GoodCop Accuses her of being a drug user

Diamond Reynolds, who watched in horror when her boyfriend Philando Castile was fatally shot in front of her by a police officer in 2016, received an $800,000 settlement this week from two Minnesota cities for the trauma she endured, both for witnessing the shooting and for being wrongly arrested afterward.

On Tuesday night, the St. Anthony City Council voted to pay Reynolds $675,000 for her emotional distress and wrongful arrest. The League of Minnesota Cities and the city of Roseville pitched in $125,000.

However, noteveryone is happy with the settlement. Elysian city councilman Tom McBroom predicted would be spent within six months on crack cocaine. When challenged on why he’d think a woman with no crack-related criminal history would squander her boyfriend’s blood money that way, McBroom answered, “History.”

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In addition to being an elected official in the tiny southwestern Minnesota town of about 600, McBroom is also a sergeant of the Rice County Sheriff’s Office. That had Twitter users who stumbled upon his racist invective worried about his ability to objectively enforce the law.

Rice County Chief Deputy Jesse Thomas said Wednesday that he will be reviewing the incident.

City Pages reached out to McBroom on Facebook, asking him to address the tweets.

McBroom responded, “Who said I was Law Enforcement or council member. I’m a general contractor. Wrong person. Sorry.”

Nevertheless, several photos in McBroom’s Facebook profile showed him wearing the Rice County Sheriff’s Office uniform, and another is identical to his official portrait on the Elysian City Council website. City Pages asked Chief Deputy Thomas to verify the Facebook profile.

Later, McBroom called and admitted to denying his identity, “Just to screw with you. Because I can.”

He claimed people misunderstood his comment about “history,” explaining he was referring to the universal temptation of spending, rather than saving, large instant payouts. He lamented the lack of money management in cases of police settlements.

“I’ve seen them come to court. They’ve lost their children, but they come to court dressed to the nines with Michael Kors purses. To be frank with you, they don’t have a pot to piss in,” McBroom said. “I see it time and time again and I just shake my head and say why wasn’t there anyone to help that person?”

Asked then why he invoked crack cocaine specifically, McBroom rejected the notion that his comment had anything to do with race. Instead, he thought it was a common purchase for anyone in the cities.

“I have friends of mine in the Minneapolis Police Department. And you know, that’s an epidemic up there, crack cocaine and opioids.”

Later in the interview, he inexplicably attempted to deny having mentioned crack cocaine at all.

“No where did I say they would spend all that money on crack. I said they would spend it in six months. At no point did I say on crack cocaine.”

Normal White Cleveland man harassed 70-year-old Black Man with racial slurs and stabbing threats

An Ohio man enlisted his 4-year-old son to racially harass their 70-year-old neighbor, according to police.

Keirian Kelly allegedly threatened to stab the black woman several times over the last three months at their downtown Cleveland apartment building, reported Cleveland.com.

The threats started in July, when the woman said she accidentally fell into Kelly’s wife in the lobby of their apartment building.

The 28-year-old Kelly and his wife argued with the woman, and he remained angry even after the wife calmed down.

The woman said Kelly called her the N-word during the July 26 incident, and he then beat his chest and threatened to stab her.

A security guard placed him in handcuffs and called police, the website reported.

The abuse and threats continued, and the woman said Kelly coaxed his young son into calling her the N-word — which the victim said was hurtful.

Police said the woman was visibly shaken when she filed the latest report, which resulted in Kelly’s arrest.

Kelly was charged with ethnic intimidation, a fifth-degree felony, but he was not charged in an Aug. 10 incident involving the woman.

He allegedly crossed the street after seeing the woman out walking, and she said he again hurled racial slurs and then spat at her, before threatening to kill her and her son.

15 black men exonerated after #GoodCop is caught framing them

CHICAGO (AP) —A Cook County judge on Thursday threw out the felony drug convictions of 15 black men who all say they were locked up for no other reason except that they refused to pay former Chicago police sergeant Ronald Watts.

 One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn’t pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets.

It was the largest mass exoneration in memory in Chicago. And even in a city where it has become almost routine for police misconduct to lead to overturned convictions, the courthouse had never seen anything like the order issued in front of more than a dozen men whose lives were changed forever by the former sergeant.

The men described how it was common for blacks in the city’s poorest communities to be shaken down.

“Everyone knew if you’re not going to pay Watts, you were going to jail. That’s just the way it was going,” said Leonard Gipson, 36, who had two convictions tossed out.

“Watts always told me, ‘If you’re not going to pay me, I’m going to get you.’ And every time I ran into him, he put drugs on me,” he said. “I went to prison and did 24 months for Watts, and I came back home and he put another case on me.”

“I had to, I had a baby due,” said 33-year-old Marcus Watts, who pleaded guilty to drug charges in exchange for a six-month sentence and a second set of drug charges in exchange for a seven-month sentence. “The way I looked at it was if they put the cuffs on you, you already lost.”

He and others said there was nothing anyone could do about it. They watched Watts and his crew continue to extort residents, a practice that lasted for years, despite complaints to the police department and statements made during court hearings.

Finally, in 2013, Watts and another officer pleaded guilty to stealing money from an FBI informant, but Watts’ sentence of 22 months was shorter than those being handed out to the men he framed.

Thirteen of the 15 men were out of custody before Thursday’s hearing, with the other two still behind bars on unrelated charges. Their sentences ranged from nearly a decade to probation. Some said the only reason they were out of custody is that they agreed to plead guilty in exchange for shorter sentences than the drugs planted on them might have produced.

Reached by phone Wednesday, Joshua Tepfer, the lead attorney for the 15 men, praised the “unprecedented” action by Foxx’s office but said the cases were “the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to cases tainted by Watts.

“It’s a remarkable effort by the state’s attorney’s office to recognize the significance of this horrendous injustice and to do their part to start correcting it,” Tepfer said. “But there are still more than 400 convictions (by Watts’ team) that are unaccounted for … it’s no doubt the tip of the iceberg.”

Prosecutors asked the judge to act after the conviction-integrity unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the cases.

“In all good conscience we could not let these convictions stand,” said Mark Rotert, who heads the unit.

The office’s agreement to throw out the sentences was part of a larger effort to regain public trust, he said.

In the last two years, the city has seen an officer charged in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Jason Van Dyke is the first Chicago officer in decades to be charged with first-degree murder in an on-duty killing.

Just this week, prosecutors announced they would not retry two men who have long maintained their innocence. One man spent 29 years in prison for a double murder he insists he did not commit. The other spent 27 years in prison in another double murder case involving an officer who has had several convictions overturned amid allegations that he beat suspects and coerced witnesses.

Police said late Thursday that seven police officers who were once part of Watts’ crew have been removed from street duties while their conduct years ago is investigated.

When asked earlier about the status of the officers tied to Watts, Superintendent Eddie Johnson noted none had been convicted of a crime and their jobs couldn’t be taken from them arbitrarily.

The University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project is examining another 12 to 24 cases, but the problem is much larger because Watts was involved in about 1,000 cases and perhaps 500 convictions over eight years, said Joshua Tepfer, a defense attorney with the project.

State’s attorney spokesman Robert Foley said prosecutors are investigating dozens of other cases and identified a pattern suggesting “corrupt activity” involving Watts and “members of his crew.”

Chicago has paid more than a half billion dollars to settle police misconduct cases in a little more than a decade.

Tepfer would not discuss what the men might do next, but it is almost a certainty that at least some of them will sue the city and the police department. He offered a hint about what those lawsuits might contend.

“These convictions stick with you,” he said. “You can’t get back the time you served. It affects your ability to get jobs, housing. You get thrown off of public aid with a felony conviction.”

Charges finally brought in 1983 lynching case

Suspects have finally been arrested and charged in the 1983 slaying of a black man in Georgia. 23 year old  Timothy Coggins was found dead on October 9, 1983, in Sunny Side, a town about 30 miles south of Atlanta. Coggins had been  beaten, stabbed, and dragged through the woods while tied to the back of a pickup truck.

 

The case broke in October with new witness testimony which led to the arrests of four men and a woman.

At a Wednesday bond hearing for suspects Frank Gebhardt, 59, and William Moore, 58, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker accused them of acting brutally and having racist intentions.
“The murder of Timothy Coggins was due to Coggins socializing with a white female and that Coggins had been stabbed multiple times and drug behind a truck by Franklin Gebhardt and William Moore Sr.,” Coker told the court, according to CNN affiliate WSB-TV.
The revelations in the 34-year-old case came Coker argued the two men charged with killing Timothy Coggins should be denied bond. The defense argued both men were too old and feeble to pose a threat to the community, but the judge still denied bail.
Sheriff Darrell Dix deputized Oscar Jordan and Clint Phillips III, the original investigators on the case in 1983, so they could take part in the arrest.

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