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Florida cop surprises homeless man with lunch

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Officer Acosta tells 7News that he went to grab lunch for two people and then came back to eat hot dogs with Robert. The officer sat down and had a 20 minute conversation with the man and spoke about each other’s life and how he became homeless.

Robert told the officer that he was battling cancer and has had several surgeries on his leg. After that, Robert lost his home and has not been successful in finding another job and getting back into society.

Officer Acosta said he enjoys helping others and likes to chat with others about issues as it helps bridge the gap between the police and homeless community.

http://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade-officer-surprises-homeless-man-with-lunch/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun May 29, 2016, 07:09 PM (6 replies)

Albuquerque police say they will no longer set up reverse drug stings involving the homeless.

Albuquerque’s homeless won’t be target of reverse drug sting

Albuquerque police say they will no longer set up reverse drug stings involving the homeless.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1sVmg11) that while police spokeswoman Celina Espinoza defended the use of such a tactic, she says the department will refrain from using it on homeless people.

City officials have voiced concerns about undercover operations luring homeless people to buy drugs in order to arrest them.

The decision comes as Mayor Richard Berry is highlighting city programs under his administration aimed at panhandlers and the homeless.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/29/albuquerques-homeless-wont-be-target-of-reverse-dr/

interviews last week, a broad cross-section of city councilors expressed serious reservations about reverse stings – especially a recent operation in which undercover officers sold small amounts of drugs to homeless people, then arrested them.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Councilor Klarissa Peña, a West Side Democrat. “It’s a shame – embarrassing, kind of.”

Republicans also voiced concern.

“Given the shortage of officers and the demands of the Department of Justice, aiding or enticing homeless people to buy $5 of crack is probably not worth our time or resources,” said City Council President Dan Lewis, a Republican from the West Side.

The debate over the reverse drug sting comes as Berry, a Republican, touts the success of several city programs launched under his administration to help homeless people and panhandlers. The city has won national recognition for offering day jobs to panhandlers and finding places to live for people the most at risk of dying on the streets.

Berry said his office had no part in the reverse drug sting.


http://www.abqjournal.com/782657/city-leaders-blast-apd-reverse-drug-sting.html
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun May 29, 2016, 07:00 PM (0 replies)

Tribute to gorilla. Fury at parents expressed online















http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3615099/Outrage-directed-parents-Harambe-gorilla-s-senseless-death-four-year-old-son-fell-enclosure-led-zoo-officials-fatally-shoot-animal.html

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Where were the parents ?? What were they doing ??

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun May 29, 2016, 05:28 PM (13 replies)

Fired hospital worker's case points to a trail of stolen drugs and thousands of patients at risk

When a surgical technician named Rocky Elbert Allen was accused in February of stealing drugs from a Denver-area hospital, it was the sort of news that ended up in a police blotter.

But as investigators began combing through the 28-year-old former Navy operating-room tech’s past, they say, what emerged was a startling, five-year trail of inside drug thefts at hospitals across the West, the story of a man who was fired repeatedly yet was somehow able to talk his way back into employment – and, authorities say, more drugs.

The thefts, typically of syringes containing fentanyl – a powerful opiate given by anesthesiologists – “occurred at virtually each and every healthcare facility” dating back to his employment with the Navy in 2011 and ending at Swedish Medical Center in suburban Denver, authorities say.

Allen’s alleged modus operandi – to switch sterile, narcotic-filled syringes with potentially unclean syringes containing a saline solution – has also raised concerns about contamination.

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To date, hospitals in or around San Diego, Seattle, Phoenix and Denver have asked 6,350 former patients to come in for blood tests to check for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-drug-theft-hospital-20160526-snap-story.html
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun May 29, 2016, 10:28 AM (2 replies)

NBA player shot dead. Entered wrong apartment during visit

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/28/us/nba-player-fatally-shot/index.html

A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, police spokesman DeMarquis Black said in a statement. The resident said "he called out to the individual, but was not answered," and when the resident's bedroom door was kicked open, the resident fired his gun, police said

Dejean-Jones collapsed in the breezeway, police said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, Black said.
The basketball player's agent, Scott Nichols, said Dejean-Jones was in Dallas to visit his girlfriend for his daughter's first birthday.
This was the first time Dejean-Jones visited her new apartment, Nichols said. Later that night Dejean-Jones came back to the apartment complex but went to the wrong unit on the third floor, just below his girlfriend's fourth-floor apartment, Nichols said.
Police had no immediate response to Nichols' comments.
"There is no information that suggests the deceased Bryce Dejean-Jones knew the apartment resident, or was armed as he entered the apartment," Black said.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat May 28, 2016, 07:37 PM (43 replies)

Repo man charged with manslaughter. Chased SUV until driver hit tree

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Prosecutors say the crash occurred on May 17 in Pleasant Grove, south of Salt Lake City, when Drew went to Best's house around midnight after she fell behind on title loan payments.

Best's husband Brennen Best stepped between the tow truck and SUV, and the two men argued until Drew agreed to leave the SUV alone to allow the couple time to make a payment and return with proof, charging documents show.

A short time later, Best got in her SUV and drove away. Her husband told police he had instructed her to drive the SUV to her mother's house.

Drew later told police he was angry about the deception and sped after her in his tow truck with his girlfriend in the passenger's seat. A neighbor's security camera shows Drew trying to force Best against a curb as both cars accelerated.

Later in the chase, prosecutors say Drew drove alongside Best's SUV, grinding his rear right tire into her door. Going faster than 50 mph, Best jumped a curb and smashed into a tree. She died a short time later.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Repo-man-charged-with-manslaughter-after-woman-7944967.php







SALT LAKE CITY — The repossession agent showed up around midnight to a cul-de-sac in a small Utah city, his girlfriend a passenger in his company tow truck. As he backed up to a driveway to take back an SUV belonging to a woman who had fallen behind on a title loan, her husband came outside to intervene.

An argument ensued. A gentleman’s agreement was made. But when the woman fled in her car, breaking the agreement, the angry repo man sped after to start what prosecutors describe as a high-speed, reckless chase through the streets of Pleasant Grove, Utah.

It ended tragically, authorities say, when the repo agent’s tow truck forced the woman’s car off the road and her 2002 Lincoln Navigator smashed into a tree, killing her.




As Ashleigh Best drove around the tow truck, a neighbor’s security camera shows Drew trying to box Best in against a curb as both cars accelerated. A neighbor reported hearing raised voices and cars peeling out. Ashleigh Best escaped, and the pursuit began.

Later in the chase, prosecutors say Drew drove alongside Best’s SUV, grinding his rear right tire into her door. Going faster than 50 mph, Best jumped a curb and smashed into a tree. She died a short time later.

Drew initially told investigators he didn’t force her off the road, but that she sped past him, fish-tailed and hit the tree. Confronted with evidence investigators had gathered, Drew later said he may have used his truck to try and end the chase and said he didn’t really remember how the crash occurred.

His girlfriend said she wasn’t sure if he meant to run Ashleigh Best off the road, but said she was scared throughout the chase.

Police say it’s illegal for repo men to use force to reclaim vehicles.


http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/26/repo-mans-attempt-to-take-car-leads-to-deadly-utah-chase/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat May 28, 2016, 06:30 PM (1 replies)

Six Numbers That Show Why Clinton Is Still the Favorite in 2016 by CARRIE DANN

But a deep analysis of data from the poll shows that Clinton is still currently the more likely of the two candidates to emerge as the winner when the voting's all over on Nov. 8, 2016.

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The advantage for a generic Democratic candidate over a generic Republican is 4 percentage points

One of the most basic questions we ask in every NBC/WSJ poll is whether or not voters want to see a Republican or a Democrat elected president, no matter who the nominees of each party may be. And as recently as last fall, the generic Republican option edged out the Democratic one. Not so anymore, with 47 percent of voters favoring a Democratic president and 43 percent choosing a Republican one. If the advantage holds, it would defy the notion that Americans are reluctant to grant a party the presidency after it's held the White House for eight years. (The last time that happened? George H.W. Bush in 1988.) Nothing about the unpopular Clinton or the even-less-popular Trump is "generic," but Dems have the advantage on this fundamental measure of party strength.

The Democratic Party is nearly breaking even on favorability, while the GOP is under water.


Barack Obama's approval rating is 51 percent.


Trump is under-performing with white women by 10 points.



Trump's showing a nine-point drop in the suburbs.


Clinton has a 10-point advantage on the commander-in-chief test.
This poll showed that Trump has very significant advantages when it comes to questions about economic issues. He handily beats Clinton when voters are asked which candidate would better on trade, dealing with Wall Street or managing the economy. But Clinton has a ten point advantage (43 percent to 33 percent) when voters are asked who would be the best commander-in-chief. Yes, Clinton's disadvantage on the economy is a big deal, particularly for the significant portion of voters who still aren't feeling any impact from the economic recovery. But an advantage on the commander-in-chief test is something any candidate covets, particularly in courting late deciders and swing voters.


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/six-numbers-show-why-clinton-still-favorite-2016-n581691
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat May 28, 2016, 05:20 PM (1 replies)

Off duty boston cop pins man to ground and marches him about over crosswalk dispute





Boston Police officer is reportedly under investigation after he was caught on video pinning a pedestrian to the ground while off duty.

Video posted to Facebook by Stephen Harlowe this week shows the off-duty officer, who is wearing a Red Sox jersey, with his knee in the back of a man who is face down on the sidewalk. The officer can be heard telling the man that he’s “under arrest right now.”
As the officer pulls the man down the street by his collar, the man explains that the officer cut him off while he was using a crosswalk.


“I tapped his glass with my umbrella,” the man says.

“And you tackled him and shoved his head into the ground?” Harlowe asks the officer, repeatedly asking to see a badge.

Harlowe briefly spars with the officer over whether drivers must yield to pedestrians. And although the officer claims that the man “cracked” his glass, Harlow observes that the mark is simply a “smudge, not a crack.”

Within minutes, police backup arrives and the video ends.

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cop-shoves-pedestrians-face-sidewalk-over-jaywalking

The shocking moment off-duty Boston cop slams 54-year-old man to the ground and attempts to arrest him in road rage dispute
An off-duty Boston police officer attempted to arrest jaywalking man
The officer who was wearing plain clothes slammed the man to the ground
He claims the man, who was not charged with a crime, cracked his window
The crack turned out to be a smudge and the man was not arrested
Boston Police Department is now investigating the cop, who is still working





People who saw the chase said they feel the reaction was excessive, and police are interviewing witnesses as they review the officer's actions, according to WCVB 5.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told NECN of the video: 'I don't know what happen before it.
'Certainly during it, it seemed a little aggressive, but again, we're going to wait and see what happens with internal affairs before we take any action, before I make any further comment on it.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3613115/Off-duty-Boston-cop-slams-54-year-old-man-ground-attempts-arrest-officer-cut-off.html#ixzz49vkMPpFH
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat May 28, 2016, 02:44 AM (4 replies)

Trump's been lying about his mother's immigration record. She was not vacationing in US. Was servant

Here’s what Donald Trump has to say about low-wage immigrants on his website: “The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high… We need to control the admission of new low-earning workers.”

What Trump doesn’t say, however, is that his own mother would once have fit into that category. When Mary Anne Macleod, who later gave birth to The Donald, first emigrated to the U.S. from Scotland at age 18, she came with only $50 in her possession and a job as a domestic servant.

The new details about Macleod’s journey to the U.S. were brought to light by the Scottish newspaper The National this weekend, and are confirmed by public records from Ellis Island. They suggest that the story Trump has told about his mother in the past—that she came over to the U.S. on vacation and fell in love with Fred Trump, Donald’s real-estate magnate father—isn’t quite true.

Macleod was born in Tong—pronounced “tongue”—a small village on the remote Isle of Lewis, in northern Scotland. In the ’30s, the region was facing huge unemployment, and many young people left for America. Macleod followed three of her sisters who had left Lewis for New York, and later stayed at the Astoria home of one of them, Catherine Reid. According to The National, Reid left in 1920 after she scandalously had a child out of wedlock.
http://fusion.net/story/305825/mary-anne-macleod-trump-immigration-scotland/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat May 28, 2016, 02:26 AM (40 replies)

San diego protests at trump rally

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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/trump-rules-out-u-s--presidential-debate-with-sanders/42185686


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/more-protests-follow-trump-day-california-rallies-n581951






















http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3613321/Could-Crooked-Hillary-nickname-Trump-hints-recycling-Lyin-Ted-Democratic-rival-lies-foreign-affairs-positions.html

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat May 28, 2016, 01:45 AM (0 replies)
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