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Sex Assault On Drunk Girl Recorded By Middle School Girls, Police Say

WYFF | Andrew Hart | May 18, 2016 | Crime
Four Greenville County middle school girls and one boy have been arrested after the sexual assault of a female student who was drunk was recorded, according to Greer police.

George Zimmerman Gun Auction Ends

Reuters | Andrew Hart | May 18, 2016 | Crime
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Fight Involving Black University Of Iowa Student Wasn't A Hate Crime, Police Say

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | May 18, 2016 | College
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Photo Of State Trooper Sharing Meal With Homeless Mother Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | May 18, 2016 | Good News
A trooper's quiet act ended up getting the praise it deserved.  A photo recently posted in a Fall River, Massachusetts, Facebook group by Jacob Morse shows State Trooper Luke Bonin sharing a meal with Lynn Murphy, a homeless mother of four. According to a Massachusetts State Police Facebook post, Bonin spotted the woman on the side of the road after leaving court and proceeded to purchase food for the pair to enjoy together. While he didn't expect anyone to spot him in the generous act, the photo generated attention on social media, and eventually made it back to the state police. Needless to say, they are proud of the 35-year-old trooper's compassion.  "Trooper Bonin, we know you do not want or expect publicity. We know you didn’t want to be noticed, but you were, and the job is proud of you," the state police's Facebook post read. "We commend you for your selfless act, and for “doing the right thing” for someone less fortunate than most people." According to CBS Boston, Murphy said that when Bonin approached her, she thought she was in for some trouble and suspected that he'd cite her for panhandling. To her surprise, he presented her with a meal. And that's not all he did.  “I thought he was just going to hand me the meal but when he said, ‘Come around the back, it’s such a beautiful day, we’ll have a picnic,’ the mother told the outlet. "It touched my heart.”  Though people across the Internet have been moved by the story, it wasn't so easy to figure out what happened. According to the state police's post, it took some effort to learn the full story.  "We had to pull the story out of him,” David Procopio, a State Police spokesperson, told The Herald News. Procopio told the outlet that ultimately the gesture is indicative of Bonin's generous personality.  “The story just speaks for itself. ... It really reveals his...

New York City Police Fatally Shoot Man With Knife Near Times Square

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | May 18, 2016 | Crime
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Hero Cop & Bystanders Pull Man From Burning SUV In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | May 18, 2016 | Crime
A police officer and several bystanders were hailed as heroes for rescuing a man trapped in a burning SUV in Anchorage on Sunday.  Dashcam video released by the Anchorage Police Department showed officer Mitchel Veenstra arrive at the scene of the accident, where the sole occupant of an SUV was trapped under the overturned vehicle, the department said on YouTube. Veenstra and two bystanders tried to push the car off the pinned man, but were unable to do so on their own. That's when the officer called on others nearby to help.  The video showed the moment the man was freed from the burning wreck: "They were able to move the car just enough that the occupant’s arm was freed and he was able to crawl out through the sunroof to safety," department spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.  "Thank to the heroic acts of nearby citizens and Officer Veenstra, a life was saved on this day," the department said in the video.  The cause of the crash remains under...

Tourist Bros Stomp On Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | May 18, 2016 | Crime
Three Canadians face criminal charges for stomping on the ecologically sensitive grounds of Yellowstone National Park's iconic Grand Prismatic Spring. Footage taken by eyewitnesses, including the one above provided anonymously to Buckrail, showed four people tromping on the delicate grounds of the spring. The Casper Star-Tribune identified the three charged as Charles Ryker Gamble, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh and Justis Cooper Price-Brown, members of the group High on Life SundayFundayz. K2 Radio in Wyoming reported that warrants were issued for their arrest.  The group wrote on Facebook that they "travel the world for a living and make fun and adventurous videos." They also sell a line of clothing and post photos such as this one on social media, which shows the three men who have been charged:  The group called the decision to stomp on the ecologically sensitive grounds of the Yellowstone geothermal feature an "unfortunate error" and apologized on Facebook.  "We got over zealous in our enthusiasm for this wonderful place. When standing at the face of such natural wonder, we were drawn to it. In an attempt to get the perfect shot, we acted in a way that doesn’t reflect our respect for the environment we were trying to capture. "   The group also removed the photos of themselves walking on the spring, but many images of them off the trail were shared online:  Men Photographed, Taped Walking On Grand Prismatic Spring #Yellowstone #YNP https://t.co/RS7srSua4g pic.twitter.com/nGKfwDEWrB— Yellowstone Insider (@ystoneinsider) May 16, 2016 Tourist bros 'sorry' after trampling Yellowstone's off-limits Grand Prismatic Spring for https://t.co/hpXJS6ug30 pic.twitter.com/tXeWtfMYfV— Zaibatsu News Ⓜ️ (@ZaibatsuNews) May 17, 2016 It's not yet clear what penalties the three will face or if the fourth member of the group seen on the video will be charged. However, Jackson Hole News & Guide reported that a Dutch tourist who crashed a drone into the spring in 2014 was fined $1,000 and had to pay an additional $2,200 in restitution. Grand Prismatic Spring is the nation's largest hot spring, and gets its name from the colorful waters, which match those of the prism. According to Smithsonian Magazine, these hues are caused by heat-loving bacteria.  The spring features a trail with a boardwalk to keep visitors safe and protect the grounds, and there are numerous signs warning people not to venture off of it. "Such off-trail travel also creates a hazardous condition for the traveler by breaking through the delicate thermal features and possibility of thermal injuries and subjecting rescuers to the same or similar injuries," park ranger Alec Chapman wrote in an affidavit, per K2 Radio. In addition, a park spokesman told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that the group didn't have a permit to film on the location, which is required for commercial efforts. Filming without a permit is a misdemeanor with a potential fine of up to $5,000.   This incident was the latest in a string of high-profile examples at Yellowstone showing exactly what you shouldn't do in a national park. Last week, tourists pulled a baby bison into their SUV and drove off with it because they thought it was cold. The animal was later euthanized.  There have also been a series of injuries caused by tourists getting too close to bison to pose for...

Chicago Cop Who Killed Rekia Boyd Quits, Preserving His Cushy Retirement

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | May 17, 2016 | Black Voices
A Chicago police detective who in 2012 fatally shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed black woman, resigned on Tuesday, two days before a police board hearing where he faced the possibility of being fired. Dante Servin's resignation means the department, per standard procedure, drops all...

Woman Robbed Bank While Babysitting Kids, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | May 17, 2016 | Weird News
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Model Drags Hugh Hefner Into Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | May 17, 2016 | Entertainment
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New Evidence Frees Convicted Murderer Who Spent 19 Years Behind Bars

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | May 17, 2016 | Crime
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Bangladesh Arrests Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Militant For Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique's Murder

Reuters | Prajakta Hebbar | May 17, 2016 | India
Bangladesh police have arrested an Islamist militant charged with the murder of a professor amid a surge in deadly attacks against liberal activists and other minorities in the South Asian nation, a senior officer said on Tuesday. Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, an English professor at Rajshahi University, was hacked to...

Man Hangs On To Helicopter Carrying Dead Man To Funeral

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | May 17, 2016 | Weird News
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Inmates Get Free Tattoo Removal In Exchange For Committing To Positive Change

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | May 18, 2016 | Good News
Inmates have the opportunity to erase symbols of their pasts with the help of one compassionate initiative.  A program offered by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department helps remove tattoos from inmates in exchange for their enrollment in vocational or educational courses. What's more, the procedure, which can cost upward...

9-Year-Old Girl Killed In Shooting Asked Police Days Earlier If They Could Keep Her Safe

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | May 17, 2016 | Crime
A week before a stray bullet hit 9-year-old Zalayia Jenkins in the head, the girl had just one question for a police officer strolling through her Milwaukee neighborhood: Can you keep me safe? Zalayia was pronounced dead Monday night,...

FBI Confirms 2015 Was One Of The Safest Years Ever For Cops

Matt Ferner | May 17, 2016 | Politics
Data released by the FBI on Monday shows that 2015 was one of the safest years for U.S. law enforcement in recorded history, following a sustained trend of low numbers of on-duty deaths in recent decades. The FBI's preliminary statistics, part of a larger Uniform Crime Reporting...

Why New York Cops Spent Their Workday Playing With Kids

Rebecca Klein | May 17, 2016 | Politics
Fifth-graders at Public School 112 in Brooklyn, New York, were handed mock police badges Tuesday morning instead of name tags or gold stars. Rather than rattling off the Pledge of Allegiance, they followed New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in reciting a pledge to "study hard, to work hard,...

America May Be Getting Ready For A Smarter Kind Of Gun

Paige Lavender | May 17, 2016 | Politics
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Jonathan Mossberg has already made a smart gun — a shotgun that can only...

Boston Men Jailed For Trump-Inspired Hate Crime Attack

Paige Lavender | May 17, 2016 | Politics
BOSTON (Reuters) - Two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man and telling police "Donald Trump was right: All these illegals need to be deported," were sentenced to prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, had...

Muslim Kids Read Heartbreaking Letters From WWII To Show How History Is Repeating Itself

Christopher Mathias | May 17, 2016 | Politics
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