Crips Gang Member Who Shot FBI Agent Convicted of Attempted Murder

A reputed Crips gang member who was accused of trying to said. Harper underwent multiple surgeries, he testified, and is still an active FBI special agent. Watsons public defense attorney, Michelle Gelernt, argued during the trial that her client opened fire after Harpers Nissan started barreling toward him. He panicked, Gelernt said, and acted out of self defense. Ronell Watson was no assassin, she allegedly telling her to go to their house and get the jewelry and get rid of it. Inside the couples home, prosecutors said, investigators found a large amount of jewelry, 1.5 pounds of marijuana, and about $15,000. Gary Schorr, Ms. Gangapersads lawyer, did not immediately respond to The Daily Beats request for comment. Original Article : …

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

There were 25 personnel on board the Mesdar when it was surrounded by 10 speedboats, Mr Hunt said. Threat level raised for UK ships in Iranian waters Iranian official threatens to seize British tanker Iran says video ‘proves drone not downed’ by US The government’s emergency committee, Cobra, met in Whitehall twice on Friday to discuss the incident. A spokeswoman told the BBC the government is “deeply concerned about Iran’s unacceptable actions”, saying they “represent a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation”. “We have advised UK shipping to stay out of the area for an interim period,” the spokeswoman added. Mr Hunt said the seizures were “completely unacceptable” and “freedom of navigation must be maintained”. “We are absolutely clear …

‘Bachelor’ Creator Accused Of Assaulting Pregnant Wife After Demanding Abortion! – Perez Hilton

The creator of The Bachelor allegedly attacked and injured his pregnant, estranged wife — after demanding she get an abortion? WTF?? According to legal documents obtained by The Blast on Tuesday, Laura Fleiss filed an emergency domestic violence restraining order against Mike Fleiss over an alleged incident earlier this month. Per the papers, the 2012 Miss America winner — who said she is about 10 weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child — claimed her reality TV honcho ex demanded she get an abortion. The docs read: “While we were at our house in Kauai, Mike demanded that I get an abortion. Our [4-year-old] son Ben was in the house, seated in another room nearby. Mike told me, ‘If you have an …

Washington Man Accused of Hurling Molotov Cocktails at ICE Detention Center Killed by Police

A man who was allegedly armed with a rifle and throwing molotov cocktails at an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington, was killed by responding police officers on Saturday, police said. Tacoma Police responded to the Northwest Detention Center, a privately run detention facility that holds migrants, at about 4 a.m. on Saturday after an employee called about an armed man outside, authorities told The Daily Beast. The Washington state man, identified by police as 68-year-old Willem Van Spronsenon Sunday, was armed with a rifle and throwing incendiary devices at the building and nearby cars, setting one on fire, police said. The incident comes one day before ICE agents are expected to carry out mass raids around the country in …

Charge against Kevin Spacey dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th

(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand. “My client and his family have shown an enormous amount of courage under difficult circumstances,” Mitchell Garabedian, the attorney who represented the young man, said Wednesday. Spacey’s attorney, Alan Jackson, did not immediately return a telephone call and email seeking comment Wednesday. Key piece of evidence missing The accuser’s missing cell phone was a key piece of evidence. During the alleged assault, the accuser sent text messages on his phone, including a less-than-one-second-long video, to his girlfriend. A Nantucket judge had ordered Spacey’s accuser, his mother — Heather Unruh, a former …

When Someone Calls You Weird, Hit Them With These 30 Hilarious Comebacks

By Andrew Neel If someone calls you weird, use one of these comebacks from Ask Reddit.  By Andrew Neel 1. God, you sound just like my therapist. 2. I’m doing a cosplay of you. How good is it? 3. Don’t throw the truth at me like it’s an insult. 4. This isn’t even my final evolution. 5. I can get a bit weirder, if you want… *wink wink nudge nudge* 6. You talk a lot shit for a dude in cumshot distance. 7. You’ve got to be odd to be number one. 8. Yeah I know, you say it in your sleep all the time 9. Most people call it , but I see you don’t have the vocabulary. 10. …

The US Military Has Responded To Plans To Storm Area 51

Over the last week, a new Internet meme has taken off.  Someone on Facebook thought (correctly) that it would be a funny idea to create an event inviting everyone to gather together on one day and storm Area 51. Unless you have been living in an underground military facility for the past 70 years, you probably know about Area 51. It is a highly classified part of the Edwards Air Force Base in Lincoln County, Nevada. According to conspiracy theorists, it is a facility where they store aliens or alien spacecraft recovered during the “Roswell incident”, or just a place where aliens are studied in secret, away from the rest of the world.  The prankster’s idea is simple: “We will all meet up …

Here’s Why Amazon Workers Are Striking On Prime Day

Drew Angerer/Getty Images News/Getty Images Why Are Amazon Workers Striking On Prime Day? It’s A Fight For Better Working Conditions By Shelby Black a day ago For online shoppers, Amazon Prime Day is one of the most anticipated sales events of the year. However, not everyone has been looking forward to it. For the 2019 event, some Amazon workers have gone on strike. So, why are Amazon workers striking on Prime Day? They’re fighting for better working conditions, and here’s why. Amazon Prime Day kicked off on Monday, July 15 and goes through Tuesday, July 16. This two-day online sale event features some of Amazon’s most coveted products at massively reduced prices. However, on July 15, Amazon warehouse workers in …

Women ‘ashamed’ by Match.com serial rapist

‘Very pushy’ They allege being attacked in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire in 2011 and 2012, and came forward after seeing a news report in 2016. Speaking about their first meeting, one of the women, aged 48, said Lawrance texted her one day, saying he was at a building site in the area and “was very pushy” about using her toilet. She said he “forced” himself on her on her sofa and raped her. He then showered before leaving. “I said, ‘No, I don’t want this’, and he said, ‘Shut up, it’s going to happen anyway’,” the woman said. “I felt really ashamed. I felt stupid I had let a stranger in my house.” ‘Kiss and cuddle’ A second woman told …

William Barr’s decision in Eric Garner’s case is a disgrace

(CNN)The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it would not be pursuing federal charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, who was approached by police for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. The decision was apparently made by Attorney General William Barr himself, after the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division favored an indictment while a competing faction in the New York office felt otherwise. Communities throughout the country continue to see black men brutalized at the hands of police — without consequence or recourse. This does nothing but further the racial divide and lead to ongoing mistrust between communities and law enforcement. The Justice Department’s decision makes this divide even deeper. No federal charges for NYPD officer …

Investigation into a possible scheme between Russia and Italian political party

London (CNN)Prosecutors in Milan have opened an investigation into possible charges of international corruption, amid fresh claims that representatives from Matteo Salvini’s League party discussed a funding scheme with Russia to plug a black hole in the League’s finances, according to a person briefed on the investigation. Responding to reporters in Rome this week, Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, said he had ‘never taken a rouble, a euro, a dollar or a litre of Vodka in financing from the Russians’ and that he would continue to dispute such claims vigorously. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

As FTC cracks down, data ethics is now a strategic business weapon

Daniel Wu Five billion dollarsWhile many believe the sum is simply a , it’s still the largest amount the Federal Trade Commission has ever levied on a technology company.  51%“delete Facebook”20%While incumbents like Facebook are struggling with their data, startups in highly-regulated, “” industries can take advantage by using a data strategy one would least expect: ethics. Beyond complying with regulations, startups that embrace ethics look out for their customers’ best interests, cultivate long-term trust — and avoid billion dollar fines.  Established, highly-regulated incumbents often use slow and unsystematic data compliance workflows, operated manually by armies of lawyers and technology personnel. Agile data governance systems, in contrast, simplify both these workflows and the use of cutting-edge privacy tools, allowing resource-poor …

Customer Accuses Waiter Of Racism And Terrible Service, Gets Exposed By The Owner

We love it when small businesses get their own back on fake and malicious ‘reviews’ here at Bored Panda. There’s just something really satisfying about an eloquent and damning exposé of the true story; that perfect response which gloriously denies an entitled customer’s childish thirst for petty revenge. Image credits: Blade & Timber KC, an axe-throwing facility located in Leawood, Kansas (They have five other facilities located across the US). Someone calling themselves George B. clearly didn’t have a great experience there, and decided to write a damning review about it on Yelp. “Our Blade & Timber team has created an incredibly controlled environment to ensure our guests are safe and have fun while throwing axes. Coaches are required to pass a safety test …

Power restored after NYC transformer fire causes blackout in part of Manhattan, officials say

Looking north on 6th Avenue at approximately 9:50 p.m. (Fox News Channel) “While fortunately, no injuries occurred as a result of this incident, the fact that it happened at all is unacceptable,” Cuomo said in a statement earlier. “I am directing the Department of Public Service to investigate and identify the exact cause of the outages to help prevent an incident of this magnitude from happening again. Until the recovery is complete, we will continue to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety and security of New Yorkers.” “The system has to be better than that. Period,” he said. The state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) tweeted Saturday evening that signals on the A, B, C, D, E, F, and M subway lines were affected and …

Pete Buttigieg Unveils Douglass Plan To Combat Racial Inequality

Dubbed “ Since launching his campaign in April, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has catapulted from relative obscurity to a top-five candidate in the crowded Democratic field. Earlier this month, his campaign announced that it had raised But despite his growing national prominence, Buttigieg has struggled to make a name for himself in African American communities — a hurdle he will need to overcome to clinch the nomination. He has faced criticism for his failure to reform policing in South Bend in the wake of admit responsibility for the lack of diversity in South Bend’s police department. a speech at the annual convention for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition earlier this month, Buttigieg emphasized that his focus in rolling out …