Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Bodycam footage shows victim had gun holstered in deadly Chicago shooting

Cops have released video showing a deadly police-involved shooting in Chicago that sparked protests on Saturday — and it appears to show the victim reaching for a holstered gun just moments before he’s killed. Harith Augustus, 37, can be seen running away from CPD officers and out into the street following a brief confrontation with them on the sidewalk. Bodycam footage shows him carrying a hand gun in his waistband and some extra ammunition.  More…

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Montana man says he left baby in woods after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.  More…

Alaska cops searching for squirrel that stole their doughnut

Police in Anchorage, Alaska, are on the lookout for a squirrel that made off from their parking lot with a doughnut. The department called it “a straight-up felony” and added “it’s rude.”  More…

Cops say man arrested after hurling drink at teen wearing MAGA hat

The man accused of hurling a drink in the face of a Texas teen inside a Whataburger restaurant and then stealing the 16-year-old’s “Make America Great Again” hat was arrested Thursday, officials said. San Antonio Police identified the suspect late Thursday as 30-year-old Kino Jimenez.  More…

Wynonna Judd’s daughter sentenced to 8 years behind bars

Wynonna Judd‘s daughter, Grace Pauline Kelley, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after violating probation in November. According to RadarOnline, the country star’s 22-year-old daughter has landed herself time at West Tennessee State Penitentiary after leaving a drug recovery program last year and violating her probation.  More…

‘Jeopardy!’ winner Stephanie Jass could get prison for sneaking into emails

A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.  More…

Woman who said she found razor blade in food made it up

A Louisiana woman who claimed she found a razor blade in her food was later arrested for fabricating the incident, authorities said.  More…

Bill Clinton: Norms of ‘What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will’ Have Changed

President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.  More…

Driver all smiles after fatal drunken crash

A Florida woman flashed a carefree smile in her mug shot — despite the possibility of facing manslaughter charges for allegedly crashing her car while drunk and killing a 60-year-old woman.  More…

Disgraced Florida massacre cop now gets $8K-a-month pension

Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, has reportedly started to receive a hefty pension — three months after he retired amid the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.  More…

Mystery high school pooper revealed as superintendent

This “Pooperintendent of Schools” is getting a lot of crap after he was caught in the act. Police in New Jersey on the hunt for a mystery pooper at Holmdel High School set up surveillance that led them Monday to superintendent Thomas Traglini.  More…

Vanessa Trump’s street gang romance revealed

Vanessa Trump — who became part of America’s first family in 2017 as the wife of Donald Trump Jr. — was known at the Dwight School for her bright smile, model looks and outstanding ability on its tennis courts. But on weekends, she drove high school sweetheart Valentin Rivera — who has since served various prison terms for assault, weapons offenses and negligent homicide.  More…

Ann Curry: I warned NBC to ‘keep an eye’ on Matt Lauer

Former “Today” show co-host Ann Curry claims she told two members of NBC management in 2012 they “had a problem” with Matt Lauer “and they needed to keep an eye on him and how he deals with women. NBC claims it has no record of her warning.”  More…

Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking. But others say it raises troubling legal and privacy concerns for the millions of people who submit their DNA to such sites to discover their heritage.  More…