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    Nicki Minaj and the Kardashian-Jenner family are all publicly lamenting the tragic death of their former business manager, Angela "Angie" Kukawski, who police allege died at the hands of her boyfriend before her body was found in the trunk of her vehicle. Kukawski was reported missing in the northern Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks on Dec. 22 before police responded to the missing person report and located the well-loved business manager deceased inside a car parked on a street in the Simi Valley area. Following the news, Minaj, 39, paid tribute to Kukawski: "Hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you could ever know," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "You didn’t deserve this, Angela. My heart is breaking for your children. Rest in Peace," Minaj added. MANAGER TO THE STARS, INCLUDING THE KARDASHIANS, MURDERED, POLICE SAY The Los Angeles Police Department believes Kukawski’s boyfriend, 49-year-old Jason Barker Sr., allegedly killed the mother of five inside their Sherman Oaks home before placing her body in her car and driving it elsewhere. Longtime Hollywood business manager, Angela ‘Angie’ Kukawski, was...
    Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has told of her heartbreak after van-like blogger Gabby Petito was found dead, and spoke of her concern that many missing women like her may never be found. Smart was kidnapped in 2002 when she was 14, and held for nine months by street preacher Brian David Mitchell and his wife. But she told Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk show that she had been terrified at the idea that she might be killed and her body never found by her parents. 'In Gabby's case in particular, I mean, I was alive, and I came home, and hers tragically has not ended that way,' said Smart, who is now an activist for victims' rights.  'But knowing what it's like being on the other side and potentially what may have happened and what may have led up to her final moments, and understanding probably a lot of what she was feeling, it's heartbreaking.'  Smart said she remembered that when she was kidnapped by Mitchell in 2002, she was concerned that her body would not be found....
    GARY NEVILLE has spectacularly claimed Wayne Rooney 'threw the odd punch, but never when someone didn't deserve it'. Manchester United legend Rooney, 35, will be he subject of an explosive documentary coming to Amazon Prime in early 2022. 2Gary Neville had admitted Wayne Rooney would 'throw the odd punch' but only to those who deserved itCredit: Amazon Prime 2Wayne Rooney is well-known for his on-pitch temper and he opens up about it during an upcoming documentary for Amazon PrimeCredit: Amazon Prime The show will look at the now-Derby boss' career on and off the pitch - from his childhood growing up in Croxteth, Merseyside to his turbulent marriage to Coleen. And in one incredible clip, former United and England team-mate Neville opens up on Rooney's aggressive streak. During the documentary, Neville claims: "He played like he's a street kid. "Of course, he threw the odd punch... but I never saw him throw a punch when they didn't deserve it. Rooney himself admits he 'wasn't the nicest kid' and suggested fighting was a way of life for him growing up in...
    The baby at the center of Roe vs Wade has spoken out on camera for the first time to say she fears people blame her for abortion being legal and explain why she never met her biological mother Norma McCorvey in person, after speaking to her on the phone once as a teenager and getting the sense she only ever wanted to use her for publicity.  Shelley Lynn Thornton, now 51, is the biological daughter of Norma McCorvey - Jane Roe - the Kansas cleaner who fought to win abortion rights for women across America and won the landmark case known as Roe v Wade in 1973.   She had already given birth to Shelley and put her up for adoption by the time the case was settled. McCorvey died in 2017, without ever meeting Shelley in person.  On Monday, Shelley appeared on Good Morning America for her first ever TV interview. Her identity was only made public in September by The Atlantic.   'A lot of people didn't know I existed,' she said, adding she fears the world blames her for...
    BELMONT CRAGIN — Serenity Broughton loved visiting her grandparents house on the Northwest Side. The 7-year-old relished “girls nights” with her grandmother, spending time with the grandfather she called “paw paw,” and playing with her siblings nonstop. “She was an active child … she never would sit down,” her grandmother Mary Ivy said. Dozens gathered Thursday night to memorialize Serenity, who was killed outside her grandparents house Sunday in a shooting that also wounded her 6-year-old sister, Aubrey. Serenity and Aubrey, who live in South Shore, were leaving their grandparents house in the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue and getting in the car with their mom when someone fired shots. Serenity was shot in her chest and torso, and pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Aubrey was shot in her chest and armpit and hospitalized. She has since returned home and is recovering, according to her family. Credit: FacebookAubrey (left) and Serenity Broughton (right) were shot on the Northwest Side Sunday. Serenity died from her injuries.Over the chorus of summer cicadas, pastors led...
    KATIE Price is no stranger to internet trolls - she gets hundreds of abusive comments for every social media post she puts up. But usually the warriors behind the keyboard don't admit to who they are, preferring to stay hidden. 2Alexa revealed she trolled KatieCredit: Neil Hope 2Katie was subject to Alexa's torments Not so Alexa from Plymouth who has come forward and confessed she trolled Katie over a number of years, although is now reformed. She started trolling her old school bullies but soon it wasn't enough and now is ashamed to say she she tormented Katie - calling her 'fake' and 'ridiculous'. "Soon, picking on old bullies wasn’t enough," she told Fabulous in an exclusive interview. "I started going after celebrities, too.  "Katie Price was the first target. "I called her ridiculous, fake and a plastic bimbo with no brains who didn’t deserve a good man and kids. "When I got 50 likes for my tweet I felt an amazing high. "People were agreeing with me. "By this point my weight had got out of...
    US women's soccer star Alex Morgan has insisted that her team is 'still hanging out on top' as the 'number one' in the world - just days after its humiliating 1-0 loss to Canada in the Olympic semi-final.  Morgan, 32, vehemently defended herself and her fellow Team USA players against claims that they have lost their edge, following furious criticism from conservatives in their home nation, who celebrated their loss, while blaming it on their 'woke' ideologies.  The US women's team, which went into the Olympics as the favorite to win gold, suffered a shock defeat to their Canadian neighbors earlier this week - marking the first time that Canada has beaten the American side since 2001.  They managed to salvage their medal hopes in the bronze medal match, during which they beat Australia in order to claim the third-place spot on the podium.  But despite the team's failure to successfully defend its Olympic title, Morgan insists that they are still the best women's squad in the world, telling the Today show: 'We're pretty happy.  US women's soccer stars...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The father of Liam Husted, 7, the boy from San Jose whose body was found by hikers on a Southern Nevada trail, spoke at his son's vigil on Thursday."Look how many people love you," Nicholas Husted said, as if he were talking to little Liam.RELATED: San Jose mother arrested after 7-year-old son found dead along Las Vegas hiking trailIn front of a crowd of family and friends, Husted described Liam as a little boy with a big smile, who loved La Colina Park in San Jose."This was his second home," Husted said."Every time... every day...here," Liam's godfather, Michael Velasco added. "This is the park that he'd want to go.""That hill right there, he'd beat me up there," Husted continued.Now, the uphill battle to make any sense of what happened to his son.VIDEO: San Jose man details encounter with 'crying' boy before 7-year-old was found dead in Las VegasEMBED More News Videos A South Bay man believes he had an encounter with 7-year-old son Liam Husted shortly before he was reported missing and ultimately found dead along...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The father of Liam Husted, 7, the boy from San Jose whose body was found by hikers on a Southern Nevada trail, spoke at his son's vigil on Thursday."Look how many people love you," Nicholas Husted said, as if he were talking to little Liam.RELATED: San Jose mother arrested after 7-year-old son found dead along Las Vegas hiking trailIn front of a crowd of family and friends, Husted described Liam as a little boy with a big smile, who loved La Colina Park in San Jose."This was his second home," Husted said."Every time... every day...here," Liam's godfather, Michael Velasco added. "This is the park that he'd want to go.""That hill right there, he'd beat me up there," Husted continued.Now, the uphill battle to make any sense of what happened to his son.VIDEO: San Jose man details encounter with 'crying' boy before 7-year-old was found dead in Las VegasEMBED More News Videos A South Bay man believes he had an encounter with 7-year-old son Liam Husted shortly before he was reported missing and ultimately found dead...
    Evy Poumpouras. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images A former secret service agent spoke to Insider about the criticism she faced during training.  Evy Poumpouras says physical training requirements for females are less demanding than for males. She completed male training requirements after being told she didn't deserve the role. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Evy Poumpouras is a former secret service agent and polygraph examiner, journalist, and author of the 2020 memoir, "Becoming Bulletproof." Poumpouras spent 12 years as a Special Agent and was part of the presidential protective division for President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama before leaving the Secret Service in 2012. But the lessons she's learned throughout her career aren't limited to the White House. She had to overcome adversity from her very first week of training at the Secret Service Academy. Poumpouras told Insider that some of her fellow trainees didn't think she deserved to be there because the physical requirements for women were less demanding than for men. Poumpouras says she proved her critics wrong by completing the training at...
    A Long Island woman facing up to 15 years in prison for killing an NYPD officer in a hit-and-run crash complained that she didn't 'deserve' to be arrested when police tracked her down, prosecutors say.   Jessica Beauvais, 32, was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday on a 13-count indictment for the April 27 death of NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos, including aggravated manslaughter, manslaughter, aggravated criminally negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter.   Beauvais stood before the judge wearing a tan jumpsuit and her hands in cuffs behind her back. Her family, including her 13-year-old son, were in the courtroom when she pleaded not guilty and was denied bail.   Prosecutors described how Beauvais allegedly whined: 'Why did my first accident have to be a cop?' as she sat in the back of a squad car following her arrest, according to The New York Daily News reported.  'Not that I wanted it to be someone else, but f**k, I've been driving since I was 16 and haven't hit as much as a pothole,' she was quoted as saying.  Jessica Beauvais, a 32-year-old mother...
    Chelsea could have played until midnight tonight and they still wouldn’t have scored against Leicester City in the FA Cup final.  The Blues folded - and they didn’t deserve to even take this match into extra time. 3Reece James is devastated to lose another FA Cup final.Credit: Reuters 3Mason Mount can't believe the Blues have managed to lose againCredit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail This isn’t saying that Leicester were good because they were ok - certainly not good. Chelsea were just terribly awful - and for a number of reasons.  They were playing in a cup final, but you would not have guessed it. The Blues were lacklustre - playing at about 60 per cent intensity - and had no ideas to create or break Leicester down. They were very poor - and even Thomas Tuchel needs take some blame on this one.  Yes, Chelsea did score late on with the goal being ruled...
    Ellen DeGeneres has been pictured for the first time since DailyMail.com revealed the embattled host has ended her talk show after 19 seasons and more than 3,000 episodes, following the toxic workplace scandal last year.  DeGeneres, 63, who appeared emotional as she was seen driving around her hometown of Montecito, California on Tuesday, later confirmed the news herself in a statement. 'When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged - and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore,' DeGeneres said, after plummeting ratings were partly blamed for the show's ending.  However, the TV star also appeared to dismiss some of the more serious allegations she faced last year as 'stupid' and that she 'didn't deserve' the backlash in a Wednesday interview about the news.  End of the road: Ellen DeGeneres, 63, is pictured in her hometown of Montecito, CA, as DailyMail.com revealed the host would be ending her talk show after 19 seasons  'When it started, with that stupid "someone couldn't look me in the eye"...
    BOLINGBROOK, Illinois -- Dykota Morgan's parents can't believe they're talking about their daughter in the past tense. They keep thinking she's still here, because she should be.The 15-year-old, whose parents said she had no underlying medical conditions, died just days after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.They got the positive test results Sunday."She asked me why this happened to her, what did she do to deserve this?" said Krystal Morgan, her mother. "I told her, 'You didn't do anything to deserve this. I don't know why this happened to you, but you didn't do anything to deserve this.'"By Monday evening, Krystal said it was clear her daughter needed a doctor. At a local hospital, doctors told the family Dykota's previously healthy 15-year-old body started failing, quickly."Around midnight, we have to helicopter to Lurie Children's Hospital because we're not equipped to handle the level of care she needs," Krystal recalled.But the teen never made it to the hospital."They told us to come in and say goodbye just until she made it to Lurie's hospital, and tell her we loved her," she said....
    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- Dykota Morgan's parents can't believe they're talking about their daughter in the past tense. They keep thinking she's still here, because she should be.The 15-year-old, whose parents said she had no underlying medical conditions, died just days after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.They got the positive test results Sunday."She asked me why this happened to her, what did she do to deserve this?" said Krystal Morgan, mother. "I told her you didn't do anything to deserve this. I don't know why this happened to you, but you didn't do anything to deserve this."By Monday evening, Krystal Morgan said it was clear her daughter needed a doctor. At a local hospital, doctors told the family Dykota's previously healthy 15-year-old body started failing, quickly."Around midnight, we have to helicopter to Lurie Children's Hospital because we're not equipped to handle the level of care she needs," Morgan recalled.But the teen never made it to Lurie Children's Hospital."They told us to come in and say goodbye just until she made it to Lurie's hospital, and tell her we loved her,"...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A security guard and mother of five was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night while she was on the job in the Park Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.The family of 38-year-old Keiona James huddled on the sidewalk outside the University of Chicago Medical Center emergency room, waiting to hear how the hard-working mother of five pulled through surgery."She didn't deserve something like this," said Redd Johnson, her best friend. "She's just trying to do her job, take care of her kids. Are you telling me you can't do that in Chicago? That's my best friend."Her family and boss said James was working her regular shift as a security guard in the lobby of a high-rise apartment building near West 71st Street and South Lafayette Avenue when she was shot just before 6 p.m. Tuesday."She was standing on the side assisting a senior citizen when shots rang out," said Wade Ingram, owner of Ingram Security.Someone opened fire from a passing dark-colored car toward the lobby of the Lafayette Plaza Housing Cooperative at 50 W. 71st St., according...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A security guard and mother of five was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night while she was on the job in the Park Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.The family of 38-year-old Keiona James huddled on the sidewalk outside the University of Chicago Medical Center emergency room, waiting to hear how the hard-working mother of five pulled through surgery."She didn't deserve something like this," said Redd Johnson, her best friend. "She's just trying to do her job, take care of her kids. Are you telling me you can't do that in Chicago? That's my best friend."Her family and boss said James was working her regular shift as a security guard in the lobby of a high-rise apartment building near West 71st Street and South Lafayette Avenue when she was shot just before 6 p.m. Tuesday."She was standing on the side assisting a senior citizen when shots rang out," said Wade Ingram, owner of Ingram Security.Someone opened fire from a passing dark-colored car toward the lobby of the Lafayette Plaza Housing Cooperative at 50 W. 71st St., according...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A security guard and mother of five was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night while she was on the job in the Park Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.The family of 38-year-old Keiona James huddled on the sidewalk outside the University of Chicago Medical Center emergency room, waiting to hear how the hard-working mother of five pulled through surgery."She didn't deserve something like this," said Redd Johnson, her best friend. "She's just trying to do her job, take care of her kids. Are you telling me you can't do that in Chicago? That's my best friend."Her family and boss said James was working her regular shift as a security guard in the lobby of a high-rise apartment building near West 71st Street and South Lafayette Avenue when she was shot just before 6 p.m. Tuesday."She was standing on the side assisting a senior citizen when shots rang out," said Wade Ingram, owner of Ingram Security.RELATED: Chicago shooting: 2 high school seniors bound for Division I basketball hurt in Englewood drive-by"I spoke to her," said her sister, Kira...
    Daunte Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, called into CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Monday night and said, “He didn’t deserve to die. My nephew was a damn good kid. He loved his family and we loved him.” Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. The police chief claimed the officer accidentally pulled her pistol instead of her taser before shooting Wright. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. In a very personal interview, Wright told Don Lemon, “All I can think about is my family. What they’re going through. What we’re feeling. I haven’t thought more about what is going on out there on the street.”  “My nephew was murdered.” She gave her reaction to the police calling the shooting an accident, and said, “To sit here and people are trying to drag my nephew’s name through the dirt. It don’t mean nothing. It don’t mean nothing. He didn’t deserve to die. My nephew was a damn good kid. He loved his family and we loved him. An accident, an accident? Come on now.” She demanded accountability for the officer that killed Wright. “We got several police officers in all...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miramar teen was rushed to the hospital after his home was riddled with bullets. Surveillance video from the home, at SW 64th Avenue and SW 24th Street, showed two people walk by on the sidewalk, and then gunfire erupted. READ MORE: Its One And Done: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Proves Popular At MDC North Vaccination Site The bullets shattered windows and went through a door. One struck the teen who was asleep inside. There also an eight-year-old and several adults inside the home at the time of the shooting, they were not hit. READ MORE: New Pop-Up Vaccination Site Opens Monday In Pompano Beach “I just heard like ‘blah’ and I looked at my husband and the next thing you know it was like bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. All I could do was jump up, the first thing I did was run into the living room and it was full of smoke and I just grabbed my baby,” said Ebony Moore. “He didn’t deserve, I don’t know what happened, but he didn’t deserve to...
    BAD Girls Club star, Deshayla Harris, 28, was killed in a shooting in Virginia on Friday. After news broke of Harris' tragic death, her co-star, Key Marie, took to Instagram to mourn the loss, saying Harris "didn't deserve this." 1Deshayla Harris was tragically killed in a shooting, according to reportsCredit: Instagram Virginia Beach police confirmed on Saturday that Harris was one of two people killed in three separate shootings in the area on Friday night, TMZ reported. The shootings all appeared to be unrelated, but happened within a short span of each other. Most read in EntertainmentExclusiveSHARON'S DONESharon Osbourne is 'livid' and 'lost trust in network' as she QUITS The Talk'WHO IS THAT?'Fans say Khloe Kardashian looks unrecognizable in commercial with True'I'M NERVOUS!'Mama June says she & Geno 'were not prepared' for surprise court appearanceMAMA'S HORRORMama June reveals she has 'stage 3 lipedema' & could be 'dead in six months'GONE FOR GOOD?Jinger Duggar & husband Jeremy delete podcast Instagram after ‘break'ExclusiveMTV WHO?Teen Mom dad Ryan claims he ‘hasn’t given much thought’ to MTV firing
    SAN DIMAS, Calif. (KABC) -- A growing memorial with candles and flowers lights up a street corner where a woman and her dog were stabbed and killed in a rampage next to a San Dimas park.The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the victim as 66-year-old Jeanne Edgar from Glendora."Jeanne was a beautiful and big-hearted person and she didn't deserve this," said Linda Sanders, who said Jeanne was her best friend. "I've known her for so long and she's one of my best friends in the whole world. All are shocked because...I just found out."The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at Lone Hill Park. According to the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, the suspect was carrying a knife and approached his first victim, Joe Page, who was walking near the park when he saw the suspect walking towards him with a knife.Page ran to his car and the suspect then turned his attention to Edgar, who was walking her dog, stabbing both of them."She went to different dog parks all the time. She had sweet little Sachi, her little baby girl...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Through tears, the family of Lorenzo Perez, a father of four, says they are left at a loss after the Fresno street vendor was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in broad daylight.Fresno police are still looking for the suspect who pulled the trigger."He was hardworking, he didn't deserve to die or go like this. No one deserves to go like this," said Isai Perez, his son.Fresno police say the suspect walked up to Perez, had a conversation with him, then shot and killed him along Pierce Street. They said he was posing as a customer before shooting Perez in the head.Family members say Perez used to do yard work, but eventually started to sell food to support his kids and family in Mexico.RELATED | "Murdered for no reason": CA street vendor shot and killedEMBED More News Videos Investigators identified the victim as 45-year-old Lorenzo Perez. He was going up and down Pierce when he was shot by a man was posing as a customer. "He came from Mexico with the illusion of having a better life," said...
    THE family of Lady Gaga’s hero dogwalker said that “nobody deserves what happened to him” – as the FBI probes whether the dognapping was politically-motivated revenge. Relatives of Ryan Fischer, 39, described him as a “really good person” after he was shot by dognappers who stole two of the popstar’s French Bulldogs. 5Lady Gaga's hero dogwalker's family said he 'didn't deserve' to be gunned down They said he was “recovering” in hospital following the shooting, which agents are examining to see whether it could have been motivated by Gaga’s performance at Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Poker Face singer, 34, has offered a $500,000 reward for the return of French bulldogs Koji and Gustavo after they were taken in the violent raid on Wednesday night. Ryan’s older brother Eric Fischer, 48, fought back tears as he told The Sun: “It’s been a very rough time. Ryan is recovering in the hospital. “I don’t fully know if he is conscious at the moment, we’ve got family who are going to see him and hopefully we will get some good news. “It is...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Family and friends of the murdered teen held a vigil in southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday night. They gathered at SW 187 Avenue and 8 Street, the site where 18-year-old Neel Curiel’s body was found. READ MORE: Tiger Woods In Stable Condition, Suffered ‘Serious Injuries To Both Legs’ In Rollover Crash Those close to him couldn’t hold back the tears. “It just doesn’t feel real, thinking about Neel not being with us. I still don’t know what to think,” said his cousin Jessica Ortiz. “Thinking about Neel not being with us, I just don’t know what to say, it is devastating, devastating.” Crime scene tape marked the entrance to the trail where Curiel’s body was found. According to police, the 18-year-old was shot, then his body was burned. CBS4’s Bobeth Yates spoke to Curiel’s grandfather, Ricardo Curiel, who said there is no justification for his grandson’s death. “It’s not just me, his grandmother, his mother his aunts, and uncles, and siblings were all going through terrible pain,” he said. “What they did was a crime. What they did to...
    With his official retirement from the Mets’ organization last week, Tim Tebow now appears to have taken his permanent leave from pro sports — and from being a target of relentless public mockery despite having done nothing worthy of the slightest ridicule. Tebow was, and is, an unashamedly religious Christian who would reflect and give thanks for his college football successes on bended knee. For that, he was abused, especially by sports radio and other wise-guy forms of sports media. If he was intercepted or fumbled, his faith failed him, hah, hah! Recidivist NFL creeps were treated with more tolerance and sensitivity than was Tebow. Ignorance didn’t breed the persistent mockery of Tebow, but the quest to sound cool and edgy at his expense did. Tebow also was a victim of white media reverse racism, as no devoutly religious athlete of any color except white would have been forced to suffer the slings and arrows as he did. The great NFL defensive tackle Reggie White, who died at 43 in 2004, was every bit as demonstratively a fundamentalist Christian as...
    FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. -- A Fresno County family is grieving the sudden loss of Juliana Ramos. The 26-year-old nurse and mother of three stopped her car and ran out to help a car crash victim, when another tragedy struck.California Highway Patrol investigators said initially, the call was for a car and big rig that crashed along Highway 99 near Manning Avenue.Moments later, another car pulled up near the crash, and that's when Ramos ran out to help. Investigators say that's when she was hit.Ramos's sisters say she was a nurse and was going to school to further her career and be a hero to her community.In just a few days, they were getting ready to celebrate her 27th birthday."Instead of celebrating her birthday, we're planning a funeral. It's heartbreaking," said Laura Sanchez, Ramos' sister."She loved being with her kids. She's a good person, she had a good heart. She didn't deserve this," said Claudia Sanchez, Ramos' sister.Ramos was also a mother to three children, the youngest is just 4 months old. CHP officials say that infant was in the car...
    (CNN)The President of the United States has the power to grant a pardon to anyone he believes deserves one. This is an incredible power when used for good. There are cases where the US justice system gets it wrong and cases where the defendants had served their time and were now doing good things. However, none of those fact patterns are present in President Donald Trump's pardon of four Blackwater security guards serving time for their involvement in the killing of 17 Iraqis in Baghdad on September 16, 2007. I know that these men were undeserving of pardons because I was a member of The FBI Evidence Response Team that traveled to Iraq and investigated the site of these killings. Thomas O'Connor I am not a writer, an academic or one who has frequently spoken out publicly on political issues. I am a 35-year law enforcement professional. I retired on September 11, 2019, after 23 years as FBI special agent. Read MoreI was a team leader on the FBI's Washington Field Office, Evidence Response Team for more than 20...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Protesters marched against police brutality Friday, nearly a week after an officer shot a man in St. Paul. The group met outside one of the city’s police stations, then took their message to the streets. A St. Paul police officer shot Joseph Washington at least twice last Saturday. Body camera video shows Washington had gotten out of a dumpster and ran toward officers, naked and unarmed. Officers also deployed tasers and a K9 on him. Washington was a suspect in a home break-in and in an earlier domestic incident. He’s now been charged with criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and assault as he recovers from his injuries in a hospital. “It’s not about whatever happened prior to the situation,” said Toshira Garraway Allen, who’s lost a loved one to police violence and was one of the protest’s organizers. “The police don’t need to add to the pain and suffering in the community.” Don Williams, who’s also lost a family member to police violence, said, “This man didn’t deserve to be shot.” A source tells WCCO St. Paul Chief...
    SAN ANTONIO – Vicky Lane’s world was changed forever after her son, Michael Lane, was found dead just north of downtown San Antonio on Monday. San Antonio police found the 33-year-old’s body off North Main Avenue, north of I-35. They said Michael was shot in the head. “I miss his face already," Vicky said. “What person would do this to him and what did he do to that person to make him want to kill him?” Police discovered several shell casings outside LuLu’s Bakery and Cafe where Michael’s body was found. However, officers have not found any more evidence and no arrests have been made as of yet. “I want justice for Michael. He didn’t deserve this," Vicky said. Vicky said Michael had fallen on hard times but was trying to get back on his feet. Despite his challenges, she described her son as a compassionate person. “If he saw you down, he would try to lift you up," she said. She hopes her family will find peace and that the person responsible for her son’s death will come forward....
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend’s gunshot said she “didn’t deserve to die.” Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was roused from her bed by police serving a narcotics warrant, “didn’t do anything to deserve a death sentence.” OFFICER SHOT IN BREONNA TAYLOR’S APARTMENT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT DEADLY INCIDENT Mattingly spoke to ABC News and the Louisville Courier-Journal, his first media interviews on the shooting that sparked weeks of protests in the city. He said he and his fellow officers had gone to Taylor’s apartment to serve a warrant in a drug case that targeted her ex-boyfriend, and had to defend themselves once they were fired upon. “You want to do the right thing,” Mattingly said. “You want to be the one who is protecting, not up here looking to do any damage to anybody’s family. That’s not anybody’s desire that I’ve worked with.” BREONNA TAYLOR GRAND JURY MEMBERS SAY THEY WERE NOT PRESENTED WITH HOMICIDE CHARGES Mattingly and another officer, Myles Cosgrove, fired into the...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend’s gunshot said she “didn’t deserve to die.” Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was roused from her bed by police serving a narcotics warrant, “didn’t do anything to deserve a death sentence.” Mattingly spoke to ABC News and the Louisville Courier Journal, his first media interviews on the shooting that sparked weeks of protests in the city. He said he and his fellow officers had gone to Taylor’s apartment to serve a warrant in a drug case that targeted her ex-boyfriend, and had to defend themselves once they were fired upon. “You want to do the right thing,” Mattingly said. “You want to be the one who is protecting, not up here looking to do any damage to anybody’s family. That’s not anybody’s desire that I’ve worked with.” Mattingly and another officer, Myles Cosgrove, fired into the apartment’s front entry after Taylor’s current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot Mattingly in the leg. Walker said he...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend's gunshot said she “didn’t deserve to die.” Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was roused from her bed by police serving a narcotics warrant, "didn’t do anything to deserve a death sentence.” Mattingly spoke to ABC News and the Louisville Courier Journal, his first media interviews on the shooting that sparked weeks of protests in the city. He said he and his fellow officers had gone to Taylor's apartment to serve a warrant in a drug case that targeted her ex-boyfriend, and had to defend themselves once they were fired upon. “You want to do the right thing,” Mattingly said. “You want to be the one who is protecting, not up here looking to do any damage to anybody’s family. That’s not anybody’s desire that I’ve worked with.” Mattingly and another officer, Myles Cosgrove, fired into the apartment's front entry after Taylor’s current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot Mattingly in the leg. Walker said he thought an...
    The star also threw some shade at her former fiance James Packer and Jennifer Lopez. Mariah Carey clapped back at those who call her a “diva” or “high-maintenance,” and threw shade at her ex-fiance James Packer and Jennifer Lopez. The legendary singer got very candid in a new interview released on October 5 where she admitted she doesn’t care that people think she can be demanding. “You know what? I don’t give a s**t. I f**king am high maintenance because I deserve to be at this point,” the mom of two said while speaking to The Guardian. “That may sound arrogant, but I hope you frame it within the context of coming from nothing. If I can’t be high maintenance after working my a*s off my entire life, oh, I’m sorry – I didn’t realize we all had to be low maintenance. Hell no!” The talented star admitted that she’s always been high-maintenance, but joked that she just didn’t have anyone willing to cater for her high standards when she was growing up. Mariah was also asked if being called...
    It’s too much for a mother to bear, knowing her 23-year-old son is dead. Two weeks after Daimon “Dada” Ferguson took a fatal bullet outside of his sister’s home near Adele Street in Vallejo, Sonya Mitchell isn’t just understandably distraught. She’s angry. “He didn’t deserve this,” Mitchell said. “My son is dead. My boy is dead. This ain’t a little boy (with) saggin’ (pants), with gold teeth and a joint hangin’ from his mouth who pulls guns on you. This ain’t that kid. Not this one. He never got into a fight. He never got a felony, never got a misdemeanor. He never had a fight in his life. He showed up at work on time.” Mitchell seethed recounting her story of having someone her son knew frantically drive her and “Dada” to Sutter Solano Medical Center, claiming her pleas for emergency assistance were ignored, where her barely-breathing son died after being placed in a wheelchair. “I got him to the hospital and I don’t know what happened. It’s just crazy,” Mitchell said, still baffled how she beat law enforcement...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper pushed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the Obama-Biden administration’s trade record and Trump’s renegotiation of NAFTA, pressing Biden into acknowledging that its replacement, USMCA, was an improvement. During a long, one-on-one interview on location in Michigan, the CNN host devoted a large chunk of an interview with Biden to challenge him on Trump’s 2016 appeal to working class voters and the loss of jobs from NAFTA that Biden supporters when it passes Congress. “Don’t you think that one of the reasons why President Trump has been able to appeal to the blue-collar workers that you talk about is because of his message on trade?” Tapper asked. “He pointed to NAFTA, which you supported. He pointed to Most Favored Nation status for China, which he supported. There are other factors, too, of course, automation. But the idea, the pitch that too many of these trade deals screwed you.” “Then look what he did. Look what his tax cut did. The multibillion, trillion-dollar tax cut, wealthy in corporate America. What did it do?” Biden shot back. “They...
    LOS ANGELES, California -- Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Monday that she had gunshot wounds in both feet and gave new details about the shooting earlier this month that she called "the worst experience of my life" in an emotional online video."I was shot in both of my feet, and I had to get surgery to ... get the bullets taken out, and it was super scary," said the 25-year-old hip-hop star whose real name is Megan Pete, as she wiped away tears in the Instagram Live video.She did not name the person who shot her, as she also declined to do when she first said publicly that she was shot in a July 15 Instagram post.Rapper Tory Lanez, who was with Pete, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon on the morning of the July 12 incident in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles police said, and was released later that day after posting bail. Megan and Lanez had been in a car together after leaving a party.Lanez, a 27-year-old Canadian rapper and singer whose legal name...
    On Independence Day, 26-year-old Toledo police officer Anthony Dia was tragically killed in the line of duty after responding to a disturbance regarding a drunk man outside of a Home Depot store. Dia was reportedly shot in the chest by the man, who later killed himself, just after midnight, and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. “Witnesses told police the man shot the officer with a handgun and then went into a wooded area,” a Pittsburgh CBS affiliate reported. “At some point, officers heard a single gunshot coming from the woods, [Police Chief George Kral] said. The gunman, only described as a 57-year-old white male, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head around 3:15 a.m.” Officer Dia, a Lebanese-American and practicing Muslim, leaves behind a wife and two young sons. According to WTOL11, the young cop was the 31st officer in Toledo to be killed in the line of duty. “Until my dying day, I will never forget the sight of officer Dia wheeled out of the hospital on a gurney, his body wrapped on...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The actions of a scandal-ridden police officer in Houston could result in a posthumous pardon for George Floyd. A vice president for the Innocence Project of Texas, Corey Session, says he’s petitioned the state board of pardons and paroles to pardon Floyd for a 2004 drug charge conviction. George Floyd (courtesy: Floyd family) The Harris County District Attorney has suggested former Houston police officer Gerald Goines likely lied about the evidence in the case against Floyd. Gerald Goines (Houston Police Dept.) “A lot of people say, ‘well. he shouldn’t a a martyr, he had a criminal record,’ he still didn’t deserve to die the way he died,” said Session. “He still didn’t deserve to have evidence manufactured against him, and later the district attorney of conviction and the court all agreed that he is actually innocent.” Session said a posthumous pardon isn’t something that would happen quickly. A case has to be made to the Board of Pardons and Paroles which then votes on whether to recommend a pardon for Floyd – and that recommendation would then...
    Washington (CNN)George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, will tell House lawmakers that his brother "didn't deserve to die over $20," asking them "is that what a black man's life is worth? Twenty dollars? This is 2020. Enough is enough."Philonise Floyd is appearing Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing on policing and law enforcement accountability. It comes after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody, an event that has sparked a national outcry along with sustained protests and civil unrest over the issue of police misconduct and racial injustice. Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were responding to a call about a $20 counterfeit bill on May 25 when they detained Floyd. Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. The four officers were fired and are now facing charges in Floyd's death.This story is breaking and will be updated.
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