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August 9, 2019

Muskegon officer on leave after KKK item found at home


Anderson was cleared in the 2009 fatal shooting of Julius Johnson during a chase in Muskegon. According to FOX 17, investigators said Anderson used all available forms of non-lethal force during a physical struggle before firing the single shot that killed Johnson.


MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Police officer injured in Wednesday’s altercation that led to the
fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Muskegon man

has been unable to provide investigators with details of the incident, authorities said.

“He is not able to be interviewed because of his injuries,” said Michigan State Police Grand Haven Post Commander Lt. David Roesler,
whose post is investigating the incident.

Julius Allen-Ray Johnson, 23, of Muskegon, was shot dead around 1:30 a.m. behind 1705 Pine after a foot chase and confrontation with the 38-year-old Muskegon Police officer. Police said Johnson, a recent parolee, fled from a vehicle during a traffic stop.

August 6, 2019

Texas Mounted Officers Apologize For 'Poor Judgment' After Leading Man Behind Horse By Leash

Texas Mounted Officers Apologize For ‘Poor Judgment’ After Leading Man Behind Horse By Leash

The Galveston Police Department issued an official apology for any “unnecessary embarrassment” caused by the incident.

By Josie Harvey



Adrienne Bell, a Democratic candidate running for Congress in Texas’ 14th District, posted the image to Facebook, saying the scene had invoked “anger, disgust and questions from the community.”

In a press release posted on Facebook Monday, the police department identified the suspect as Donald Neely. He was arrested for trespassing on Saturday, and a transportation unit was not immediately available at the time of the arrest so the officers escorted him to the Mounted Patrol Unit staging area in this manner.


Not only is this dehumanizing.... but the fact it’s not on every new channel, on every news article... this country wants more of this. Old white racist people literally run this country.
— Jeffrey Lopez🇩🇴 (@fuckimagorilla) August 6, 2019

Dear @GalvestonPD.

What you did here to this man, Donald Neely, is horrible and unacceptable.

I would say “We need answers,” but nothing you can say would ever justify what you did to this man. Nothing at all. pic.twitter.com/OdVeqrFDcv
— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 6, 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words....They wish they could put us back in chains....
— Jacque 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@Jacque044) August 6, 2019

This is just sickening and uncalled for.

This young black man was put on a leash while handcuffed between two mounted horses in Galveston, Texas.

This invokes painful imagery of slave catchers and runaway enslaved Africans. pic.twitter.com/ZHEmyCYbUE
— zellie (@zellieimani) August 6, 2019

Oh my god. Is that what I think it is? Oh jesus. Please tell me this isnt real. Shameful.
— Mags’ Tweets (@magstweets8) August 6, 2019


August 5, 2019

Rick Santorum Suggests Unarmed 'Soft Target' Shoppers Tempted El Paso Shooter

Rick Santorum Suggests Unarmed ‘Soft Target’ Shoppers Tempted El Paso Shooter

The former Pennsylvania senator parroted a line often used by gun control opponents — that if everyone is armed, everyone is safer.

By Mary Papenfuss



When CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper asked about the Texas shooting Saturday that killed 20 people, Santorum responded: “So they go after soft targets, that’s exactly right. The whole point is that when you restrict guns to law-abiding people, you make more soft targets.”


Texas is an open-carry state where shoppers could legally have been armed — but the law didn’t have any impact on the Walmart attack. Tapper pointed out to Santorum that alleged gunman Patrick Crusius, 21, did not appear to be deterred by the possibility of any armed shoppers. In addition, it wasn’t likely that a gunman could have easily determined who was armed and who was not to make any decision about a “soft target.”

Santorum, now a conservative CNN commentator, was parroting the narrative of gun control foes who argue that everyone is safer if everyone is armed. He also claimed, without evidence, that in “several” shooting instances this year, armed “law-abiding people actually come, not police ... and stop these things.”

In fact, it was police, not armed civilians, who stopped the attacks in both El Paso and later that night in Dayton, Ohio, where a gunman killed nine people in yet another mass shooting. Last Sunday, police also stopped a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California that killed two children and an adult.


Rick is just full of Santorum.
August 2, 2019

Saudi Arabia frees US citizen after nearly two years: report

Source: MSN

Saudi Arabia frees US citizen after nearly two years: report
Zack Budryk

9 hrs ago

Saudi Arabia has freed an American citizen detained for 21 months, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing two friends of the family.

Fitaihi was apparently the only American caught up in a broad sweep conducted by the government in recent years that has resulted in the detention of hundreds, many of them dissidents, critics of the royal family and women's rights activists.

The Times reported that Fitaihi has told a friend he was tortured by security officials in captivity, echoing complaints by relatives of others caught up in the crackdown, who say their relatives have been beaten and blindfolded during interrogations.

Fitaihi was released Wednesday evening and has returned to his family's home in the port city of Jiddah, according to the Times, citing family friend Tarek Abou Ghazala and another friend who spoke on condition of anonymity.

In March, nine Senate Democrats petitioned for Fitaihi's release, along with several other detainees, including human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair and women's rights activists Loujian al-Hathloul and Samar Badawi.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/saudi-arabia-frees-us-citizen-after-nearly-two-years-report/ar-AAFc2Io

Also covered by WaPo

July 31, 2019

The widow of guitarist Glenn Frey is being accused of refusing to turn over information

The widow of guitarist Glenn Frey is being accused of refusing to turn over information about his cut of the Eagles profits.



In newly filed documents, Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven Itzkowitz point out Cindy is trying to get damages for lost earnings relating to performance fees and income derived from merchandise.

They have demanded documents between Glenn and the Eagles to see what his cut is for concert and music profits. The hospital and doctor want to see the contracts before the case can move forward.


Glenn Frey passed away in January 2016 from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

In her lawsuit, Frey's widow claimed that he was under the care of Mount Sinai and Dr. Itzkowitz from October 19, 2015 to November 2015. She claims they failed to "promptly and properly treat [Frey's] ulcerative colitis and associated symptoms and diseases of the bowel."

"As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence," the suit read, "Glenn Frey was rendered sick, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish, was compelled to seek medical care and attention, incurred expenses thereof, and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death."


Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven Itzkowitz have denied all allegations of wrongdoing. They moved to have the lawsuit dismissed claiming that "the injuries of the plaintiff were caused in whole or in part by the culpable conduct of the plaintiff."

July 31, 2019

2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week.

2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were killed in a drive-by shooting as they stood watch “at their usual spot” to protect their neighborhood.

By Dominique Mosbergen



Chantell Grant, 26, and Andrea Stoudemire, 36, volunteers at the nonprofit Mothers Against Senseless Killings, or MASK, were gunned down Friday on a corner near the south Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Gresham as they promoted efforts to end gun violence. The killer, riding in an SUV, escaped.

Members of the anti-violence group have been occupying the corner where Grant and Stoudemire were shot since its founding in 2015. Parents bring their children to the spot and have cookouts, learn to dance and play games.

“For mothers to be killed in a place where mothers go to seek safety and sisterhood, I take that as a personal threat,” MASK founder Tamar Manasseh said at a press conference over the weekend. “Because when you come for one of us, you better believe they came for all of us.”


July 31, 2019

Audit: Ohio State unit didn't report 57 possible felonies

Audit: Ohio State unit didn't report 57 possible felonies

ByThe Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jul 31, 2019, 6:21 AM ET



The school closed its Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit in June 2018 after finding workers didn't properly document and report students' sexual assault complaints.

The Columbus Dispatch learned of the audit's findings through public records requests.

University spokesman Chris Davey told the newspaper it's an unacceptable failure and among the reasons the school dissolved the center and redesigned its program for supporting victims of sexual assault.

The university says all 57 cases have now been reported to law enforcement. Davey says the survivors were informed of their rights and options, but none pursued police investigations.

July 31, 2019

"and she's buying a stairway to heaven ..."

Judge to sentence woman who spent investor money on prayers

ByThe Associated Press

GREENBELT, Md. — Jul 31, 2019, 1:27 AM ET


A Maryland investment adviser awaits sentencing for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars, some of which she spent on astrological gems, cosmetic medical procedures and religious rituals in India.

The federal judge set to sentence Dawn Bennett on Wednesday presided over a two-week trial last year that resulted in Bennett's conviction on charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud.

Jurors heard testimony that Bennett used investors' money to pay more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators while her business collapsed.

An FBI agent said investigators found evidence in Bennett's home that she tried to silence U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigators by casting "hoodoo" spells.


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