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Ferguson Rally Marks 3 Weeks Since Michael Brown's Death

AP | Andrew Hart | August 30, 2014 | Politics
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged...

Cee Lo Green Pleads No Contest To Giving Woman Ecstasy

TMZ | Lauren Zupkus | August 30, 2014 | Entertainment
Cee Lo Green just pled no contest in the case where a woman accused him of slipping her ecstasy ... and the plea allows him to maintain his innocence.

North Carolina House Fire Kills 6

Simon McCormack | August 30, 2014 | Crime
GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina. Sampson County deputies said in a news release that the fire was reported around 1 a.m. Saturday. Authorities found five bodies in the rubble of the home immediately, and a sixth victim...

Charmella Triggs, Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard Hid Stolen Rolexes In Vaginas: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | August 30, 2014 | Crime
Three women are accused of stealing two Rolex watches from a pair of male tourists by hiding the timepieces in two of the suspects' sex organs. The alleged robberies took place Aug. 17 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas. Two of the suspects, Charmella Triggs and Bryanna...

Why Chelsea Manning's Gender Confirmation Treatment In Prison Matters

The Daily Dot | Curtis M. Wong | August 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
Back in July, private Chelsea Manning was approved to begin hormone replacement therapy while in prison at Fort Leavenworth. However, the transgender inmate who was jailed for leaking military information to Wikileaks is now saying that despite “lip service,” she is not being provided the care that she needs.

UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review

Reuters | Braden Goyette | August 30, 2014 | Black Voices
* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record * Says killing of Michael Brown "not an isolated event" * Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination * ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on...

NYPD Probed For Restraint-Related Death Of Drugged, Emotionally Disturbed Man

AP | Steven Hoffer | August 30, 2014 | Crime
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training. The medical examiner's...

Tracey Lynn Garner Guilty Of Depraved Heart Murder In Silicone Injection Death

Simon McCormack | August 30, 2014 | Crime
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death. The state attorney general's office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, guilty of...

Lawyers For Marathon Bombing Suspect Ask To Delay Trial Through September 2015

AP | Steven Hoffer | August 30, 2014 | Crime
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked Friday to delay his trial until at least September 2015. "We recognize that the government and many members of the public, especially in the Boston area, may want the trial to begin quickly," the lawyers said in a...

California Man, Alex Donald Jackson Is Guilty Of Murder After His Dogs Kill Woman

AP | Simon McCormack | August 30, 2014 | Crime
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, was convicted...

Prosecutors Charge Cop Daniel Holtzclaw With Rape, Sexual Assault Of 8 Women

Sebastian Murdock | August 30, 2014 | Crime
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol. Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout...

St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Retires Following Inflammatory Video

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | August 30, 2014 | Crime
The St. Louis County police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, and was earlier suspended from duty after a videotape surfaced in which he threatened to "kill everybody," has retired. St. Louis County police officer Dan Page, a...

Possible Threat Against Obama Investigated By Secret Service

Reuters | Reuters | August 30, 2014 | Politics
Aug 29 (Reuters) - Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, issued a statement saying, "Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We...

Teacher Krista Hodges Reprimanded For Threatening Tweets

AP | David Moye | August 29, 2014 | Weird News
NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account. The Newark Unified School District gave a written reprimand to Newark High School teacher Krista Hodges, who tweeted between April and June that she wanted to...

No New Trial For Martin MacNeill, Doctor Convicted Of Killing Wife

AP | David Moye | August 30, 2014 | Crime
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday. Martin MacNeill argued cellmates lied when they testified that he confessed to the killing to them, but jurors said publicly they considered the inmates untrustworthy and...

Karl Karlsen, Man Who Killed Son, Now Charged In 1st Wife's Death

David Moye | August 29, 2014 | Crime
WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A man imprisoned in New York for killing his son to collect on his life insurance is now charged with murdering his first wife in 1991 for the same reason. The Post-Standard of Syracuse ( reports that Karl Karlsen was charged in Calaveras County, California, Friday...

Victim's Family Feels Bad For Girl Who Killed Instructor With Uzi

Simon McCormack | August 29, 2014 | Crime
JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents. But the ex-wife and children of instructor Charles...

Minnesota Police Allegedly Use Stun Gun On Black Father Waiting For His Kids (VIDEO)

Emily Thomas | August 29, 2014 | Black Voices
Chris Lollie says he was just sitting in front of a First National Bank in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, on Jan. 31, waiting to pick up his kids, when an employee from a nearby store approached him and asked him to move. Police were called to the scene,...

Cops Say Chelsie Berry And Jared Prier Posed For Selfies With Dead Friend

David Lohr | August 29, 2014 | Crime
Authorities in southwest Missouri say Chelsie Berry and Jared Prier posed for a selfie with the body of a friend who died from a drug overdose. Berry, 24 and Prier, 26, are charged with voluntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse in the death of 30-year-old Dennis "Nathan" Meyer.

Ray Albers, Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters, Resigns

Sebastian Murdock | August 29, 2014 | Crime
A Missouri police officer who was caught on video raising his weapon and telling Ferguson protesters that he would kill them has resigned from the force. Lt. Ray Albers, 46, stepped down from the St. Ann police department on Thursday, the St. Louis Dispatch reported. The resignation comes...
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