• Investigations into Ferguson Shooting Continue, Holder Urges Peace Ahead of Visit

    Investigations into Ferguson Shooting Continue, Holder Urges Peace Ahead of Visit

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — The police officer accused of fatally shooting Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this month has been interviewed by local investigators and will be given the chance to testify before a grand jury. A spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, Edward Magee, said on Tuesday that the St. Louis County Prosecutor will try to begin presenting evidence to the grand jury on Wednesday. That decision remains dependant on witness availability. In addition to the local investigation, a federal investigation remains ongoing into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown that has prompted days of protests,… Read more

  • Staten Island District Attorney to Convene Grand Jury in Police Chokehold Case

    Staten Island District Attorney to Convene Grand Jury in Police Chokehold Case

    (NEW YORK) — The Staten Island, New York District Attorney has opted to convene a Grand Jury to determine whether or not charges will be filed against the police officer who allegedly choked a man last month, leading to his death. District Attorney Daniel Donovan assured the public that he is, “committed to conducting a fair, thorough, and responsible investigation” into the death of Eric Garner on July 17. The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed NYPD cops placing Eric Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold while arresting Garner for selling cigarettes illegally. Garner, who… Read more

  • Man Braves Muddy Flood Waters to Rescue Elderly Woman From Car

    Man Braves Muddy Flood Waters to Rescue Elderly Woman From Car

    (PHOENIX) — Heavy rain in Arizona has flooded streets and one major freeway, stranding cars and trapping drivers and passengers. One dramatic rescue in Sun City West was caught on the camera by ABC affiliate KNXV. In the video, a white minivan was swamped on a main street in Sun City West. The fast-moving stream had submerged the minivan to its hood. One rescue worker from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office approached the vehicle with nothing in his hands but a stick. He didn’t have a security belt tied to his waist, only his co-worker pulling him from behind, just… Read more

  • Alleged School Massacre Plot in California Foiled

    Alleged School Massacre Plot in California Foiled

    (SOUTH PASADENA, Calif.) — Two Southern California male teenagers were being held in juvenile hall Tuesday after an investigation by authorities using social media led authorities to suspect taht the two were allegedly in the early stages of a plot to commit a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School. “It was a very viable threat what they were plotting,” said South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller. “They were making a huge plan of a school massacre. … During our interviews with the suspects, they, more or less, confirmed what they had talked about, very cold-heartedly.” Miller said the suspects,… Read more

  • Ferguson Chants Heard After St. Louis Cops Shoot Suspect

    Ferguson Chants Heard After St. Louis Cops Shoot Suspect

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — A 23-year-old black man was shot and killed by St. Louis police Tuesday after he charged at them with a knife. The incident comes just 10 days after police shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, less than 6 miles away. The man had taken two energy drinks from a store and returned to take a package of pastries without paying, according to St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson. The suspect then went into the street and was “acting erratically,” and talking to himself, Dotson said. When the store employee followed him outside, the man… Read more

  • Most Ferguson Arrest Suspects Are from Area, Records Show

    Most Ferguson Arrest Suspects Are from Area, Records Show

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — People arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have come from as far away as New York City and California, but the overwhelming majority of those detained for refusing to disperse are from Ferguson and the surrounding area, according to jail records. Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of the law enforcement efforts in Ferguson, said Tuesday morning that those arrested mainly had come from out of town. “As I’ve said, many are a criminal element that have been coming to Ferguson and are not from this area. Tonight some of those… Read more

  • Meet the Biker Group Who Says It's Set on Keeping Ferguson Safe

    Meet the Biker Group Who Says It's Set on Keeping Ferguson Safe

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — Leather-clad riders from motorcycle clubs have arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, in an effort to protect stores against looters and join in peaceful rallies, more than a week after police shot and killed an unarmed teenager, sparking racial tension and unrest. Some of the bikers are reportedly from the Outcast MC, which touts itself as America’s oldest, all-black motorcycle club. It was founded in Detroit in 1969, but has chapters across the country. Outcast members joined bikers from another club, Dominant Breed, on a rainy street in the St. Louis suburb over the weekend. While their goal is… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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