UPS facing backlash for thanking police after employee killed in shootout

A United Parcel Service (UPS) employee found himself in the middle of a shootout between armed robbers and police in Florida on Thursday. He was fatally shot, and now the UPS is facing backlash for thanking the police in its initial statement on the incident. A person can be seen falling out of the trucks doorway. The person is wearing a uniform that is the same color as the UPS uniform. When Ordonezs stepfather, Joe Merino, saw the video he said, I knew he was dead. He wasnt moving, according to NBC News. Merino, along with many others, criticized the way the police handled the incident, which is now under investigation by the FBI In a Thursday press conference, FBI …

Baltimore County Police Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Women

A Baltimore County cop has been charged with sexually assaulting at least three women, including one he allegedly tricked into going to his house after claiming he was ordering her a car to her friends home, court documents state. Baltimore County Police Officer Michael Westerman, 25, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree assault. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center after he was denied bail on Monday. According to charging documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Westerman is accused of sexually assaulted three women using a series of predatory tactics to isolate them. One woman said she was scared to report the alleged serial rapist because he was …

Doctors Highlight Hidden Dangers At Christmas In Grim Medical Report

Anyone with young kids knows there’s nothing they like more than eating stuff that’s not for human consumption the very second you take your eye off them. This is especially difficult around the holidays when society gets together and agrees to celebrate the season through the use of child-unfriendly plastics, microplastics, and other festive choking hazards. ‘Tis the season of “NO TIMMY, PUT THAT DOWN!”. Now, in a seasonal warning, doctors in Australia have documented a medical crisis scarier than Krampus, in order to raise awareness of the dangers of everything looking a bit glittery at this time of year. “Christmas is known for festive decorations. Many a table will be laced with confetti stars and other paraphernalia this season,” the authors …

Jamie Lynn Spears Got Into A Fight At A Fast Food Restaurant | Betches

If I say the name “Jamie Lynn Spears,” I can pretty much guarantee that the same thing will come to mind for almost everyone reading this: Zoey 101. It’s been over a decade since the Nickelodeon show was canceled on the heels of Jamie Lynn’s teen pregnancy, but it’s still her most memorable role by far. But last week, she added a new role to her resume, and I’m basically f*cking obsessed. To use new Netflix series that was announced earlier this year. It’s a romance/drama, so sadly she probably won’t get to show off her knife technique, but at least we’ll always have this video of her being a bad bitch:

How Far Is Too Far When It Comes To Online Stalking? | Betches

However, a simple Google search can reveal much more than what’s written in a dating app bio—for better, and sometimes for worse. Whether as due diligence, or when embarking down the background searching rabbit hole, daters can come up with a little much information. (As it turns out, first impressions aren’t all that organic when you’ve already identified someone’s family ancestry dating back to the 1700s.) I went on a date without stalking him before meeting him. I think that’s an accomplishment in life. — Carissa🦇 (@carissaxx3) November 4, 2018 I have admittedly stalked and re-stalked guys I matched with on the internet. As a journalist, I feel I reserve the right to learn everything I can about a particular …

Daily Crunch: Uber reveals sexual assault numbers

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault in 2017, which went up to 3,045 in 2018 (these are U.S.-specific numbers). At the same time, Uber says there was a 16% decrease in the average incident rate. While traditional taxis also have their safety risks, those numbers are still quite troubling. It’s worth noting, though, that the company has implemented some safety measures designed to help prevent sexual assault. …

Harvard University Sparks Outrage for Denying Tenure to Latina Star Scholar

Harvard University sparked outrage among students and scholars all over the country this week after it denied tenure to Lorgia Garca Pea, a beloved Latinx studies professor at the Ivy League school. More than 3,000 graduate students and scholars held a sit-in at University Hall on Monday evening in support of Garca Peaand to call on Harvard to create a formalized ethnic studies program, reported founding director of the Latinx Project at New York University, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that the decision is a sign of incredible disrespect and speaks to a larger disregard of Latina Studies because so many senior scholars in her field wrote letters of support to Harvard before the decision was finalized. Our views …

Uber Safety Report Notes 3,000 Reported Sexual Assaults Last Year | Betches

The company gave us an extra helping of terror this week with its long-awaited, 60-page safety report. The report breaks down how many of the 2.3 billion trips taken with the app in the United States over the past two years occurred with serious incidents.  Beyond sexual assault cases, the company went into details about deaths and physical assaults that have happened in their vehicles. Between 2017-2018, there were 107 motor-vehicle fatalities, 97 of which involved passengers. In addition to that, there were 19 physical assaults over that period. What’s more, these numbers only refer to instances of assault that were reported. I shudder to think of how many weren’t. ecord their ridesAnother next step that should happen immediately? More …

Anna Faris Fell For An Ex’s LIES About Cheating On Her! – Perez Hilton

Anna Faris may be unqualified, but she’s never uninteresting! On the latest episode of her podcast, the Mom star opened up about unfaithful men with special guest Kat Von D, who — we’re sad to say — knows a thing or two about the subject. In Anna’s case, she lamented not having trusted her gut when she was sure an ex was cheating on her. She did NOT name the ex, but it’s clear it was a big relationship as she mentions she was with the guy for years. She recalled a moment she finally mustered the strength to confront her significant other with her suspicions, telling Kat: “I woke him up in the middle of the night and was like, ‘Are …

The decade of internet scammers

Still, for a generation raised on phones and screensand the idea that you can have multiple identitiesscamming became part of the culture. If you can stand out, you can build a fanbase. The lifestyle scammer, at least as it exists online, is a byproduct of the internets aspirational drive to make something, with influencer taking on a new meaning. trustflourishedYahoo boysZAMYahoo boys are young and often have college degrees, but few job prospects. Further, a culture has developed around what they do. There are songs about the glamorous life of a Yahoo boy and the money they bring in. Its aspirational for a lot of young people. Earlier this year, U.K.-based Nigerian rapper Naira Marley released in response to Nigerian …

Police Reveal Singer Kylie Rae Harris Was Drunk & Going 102 Mph Before Fatal Car Crash – Perez Hilton

We are devasted to report this update from the investigation into country artist Kylie Rae Harris‘ death. Back in September, it was determined the Big Ol’ Heartache singer was at fault in a tragic three-vehicle car crash that killed her, injured another driver, and claimed the life of 16-year-old Maria Elena Cruz. The star was on her way to the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico when the accident happened — and police have now confirmed she was drunk and driving at incredibly high speeds. Photos: Stars We Lost In 2019 A spokesperson for the Taos County Sheriff’s Office confirmed their findings in a press release on Thursday: “Data [from the cars’ on-board computers] showed Ms. Harris’ speed at …

Long waits ‘leave mental health patients in limbo’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhile waiting for therapy, Paul tried to take his own life Patients with mental health problems are being left in limbo on “hidden” waiting lists by England’s NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The service – called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – provides therapy, such as counselling, to adults with conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. It starts seeing nine in 10 patients within the target time of six weeks. But that masks the fact many then face long waits for regular treatment. Half of patients waited over 28 days, and one in six longer than 90 days, between their first and second sessions in the past …

London Bridge attack: Usman Khan’s family ‘totally condemn’ his actions

Attackers relatives express condolences to victims families as porter tells how he and others tried to stop Khan The family of the Fishmongers Hall attacker, Usman Khan, have said they are shocked and saddened by the atrocity and totally condemn his actions. In a short statement issued through the Metropolitan police, they expressed their condolences to the two victims who died and those who were injured in the violence on Friday. We are saddened and shocked by what Usman has done. We totally condemn his actions and we wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims that have died and wish a speedy recovery to all of the injured. We would like to request privacy for our …

Pregnant woman seriously hurt in hit-and-run

“We are extremely concerned for the woman who has been injured and are carrying out full enquiries at the scene and speaking to a number of witnesses to establish the full circumstances,” Det Sgt Hawkins said. “We urge anyone who has any information in relation to this incident and who has not spoken with us to make contact. “If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the scene of the incident or of a white van in the area at the time, you should also get in touch.”

London Bridge attack: Boris Johnson ignores familys plea not to exploit victims’ deaths

Prime minister accused of distasteful attempt to turn London Bridge attack into election issue Boris Johnson has been accused of twisting the facts of the London Bridge terror attack in a distasteful attempt to turn it into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist who stabbed two people to death. Despite one of the victims families pleading for their sons death not to be used as an excuse for kneejerk political reaction, Johnson claimed that a lefty government was responsible for Usman Khan being freed. The family of Jack Merritt called for the murder of our beautiful, talented boy to not be exploited for political gain, as police as little as 24 …