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I can't breath - please don't kill me - Dallas PD kills a man seeking help.


DALLAS – James Hutcheson has many questions about why his brother died in a deadly scuffle in the Dallas County jail lobby.
His latest question: Why did the sheriff's department wait so long to put six staff members involved in the incident on restricted duty?
"You would think that would have happened on day one," he said. "I don't understand. It's like the whole thing it's been nothing but a cover up."


James Hutcheson, his mother, and his brother's wife spoke out during an emotional press conference Friday, demanding the release of video surveillance footage from the fatal confrontation on August 1.
Dallas County Sheriff's Office officials have yet to respond to a request to explain why there was lag time in putting those involved in the confrontation with Joseph Hutcheson on restricted duty, but clearly pressure is beginning to build on Sheriff Lupe Valdez.
News 8 has learned that several members of the LBGT community have reached out to one of the civil right activists involved in the protests and ask that he back off of criticizing the sheriff. Valdez is the first openly-gay elected sheriff in the state.
Hutcheson's brother, Joseph, ran into the jail lobby on Aug. 1, screaming for help. Sheriff's officials say his behavior was erratic and strange, so they restrained and handcuffed the unarmed man.


But witnesses interviewed by News 8 that day say the deputies stepped over the line.
"They had him on the ground trying to get him handcuffed," said April Berryhill, a witness. "They got him handcuffed, and one of the jailers had his knee blocking airway. In between the breaths, the man is going, 'I can't breathe. I'm sorry. Please don't kill me.' Then you didn't hear anything from him anymore."
Berryhill says Joseph Hutcheson turned blue and urinated on himself. At one point, she approached an officer, telling him that it didn't look like Joseph Hutcheson was breathing.
"He said, 'Oh, he's faking it,'" Berryhill said, adding that it took about 20 minutes before medical assistance was provided.


Joseph Hutcheson's brother says that knowing that he died on a jail lobby floor just breaks his heart. The family believes that Joseph was having a medical emergency. They say the night before he had gone to Parkland Hospital because he was having chest pains. It is not clear if he was seen by medical staff.
The sheriff's department has refused to release footage of the incident, saying it would taint witnesses who they have yet to interview.
James Hutcheson questions why they would still need to be interviewing people. He questions why they would not have gathered witnesses up that day and interviewed them immediately.

more at the link ….
sounds like the cover up in in full mode to protect
the guilty.

also WTF does the sheriff's sexual orientation have to do with anything?
because the sheriff is gay , they get a pass?

Lovely Zimmerman in the news again.

I am not sure this is going to end well ….


seems he is teaming up the anti muslim zone gun shop owner.

my prediction based upon what I saw last night

Trump / Cruz

I might be wrong … I have been wrong before.
but I think it could go that way.

whats for Dinner Tuesday Aug 3

Ok I will start … mostly cuz my wife turned out such a wonderful meal.
had spaghetti squash with meat sauce using sweet Italian sausage
sans casing.
with a slice of garlic bread. OMG it was sooo good .

has someone in SF been watching "naked gun" ? LOL


(CNN)Janitors everywhere are rejoicing.
San Francisco city officials are implementing a new "pee-proof" paint around the city to combat the persistent problem of public urination.
Public Works crews have painted 10 walls in the city with a special UV-coated, urine-repellent paint, according to CNN affiliate KPIX.
Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru was inspired by a project in Hamburg, Germany, where walls in a night club district were coated with the liquid-repellent paint.

If an offender tries to urinate on a wall coated with the super hydrophobic paint, the urine, instead of running down the wall, will spray back at the person relieving himself, potentially hitting his clothes or shoes.
Public urination has been a chronic issue in San Francisco for a long time. In 2002, the city passed legislation banning public urination and imposing a $50 to $100 fine for offenders, but the ban has had little to no impact on the problem.
Since the beginning of January, Public Works has had about 375 requests to steam clean urine from various areas in the city. The hope is that the new "pee-proof" paint will help quell some of the city's hottest urinating zones.

more at the link

huffington post- Neal Falls - las vegas dismemberment stopped by a hooker who got his gun.


Neal Falls, the Oregon man shot to death by a West Virginia prostitute as he tried to strangle her on Saturday, is being investigated in connection with unsolved cases in Nevada that may include the deaths and dismemberment of several women.
"We received information that caused a conversation to take place between us and law enforcement in Henderson, Nevada," Lt. Steve Cooper of the Charleston, West Virginia, police department, told The Huffington Post on Thursday.

Falls, 45, was killed on Saturday by a female escort he met through Backpage.com, an online classified ad portal often used by men seeking prostitutes. Falls went to the escort's Charleston apartment and attacked her, police said. As he tried to strangle her, she grabbed his pistol and shot him to death.
The escort, who has not been identified, was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including broken vertebrae. Authorities have declared the shooting justifiable homicide.

Inside Falls' vehicle, police said they discovered a machete, shovel, axes, knives, bulletproof vest and numerous sets of handcuffs. Police also found a large bottle of bleach and a list containing the names of escorts.
"He carried the big jug of bleach, we're assuming, to destroy evidence," Cooper said. "We've swabbed everything and sent the swabs to the state lab."

The items found in Falls' vehicle, along with statements Saturday's victim attributed to him, lead police to suspect it was not the first time he has attacked a woman. The woman on Wednesday recounted some of those statements to Charleston's WCHS-TV.
"I could tell that he had already done something, because he said he was going to prison for a long time and that's when I knew he was going to kill me," she said.

much more at the link.

NYT- FDA approves new drug that can sharply lower cholesterol - down side new drug very pricey


Federal regulators on Friday approved the first of a new class of drug that can sharply lower cholesterol levels, offering a new option for millions of Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease, the nation’s leading killer.
But the drug, Praluent, which analysts project will become a huge seller, is expected to become the next flashpoint in the growing controversy of escalating pharmaceutical prices, and health plans are expected to put in place strict measures to control which patients can use the drug and prevent it from becoming a budget buster.
The list price of Praluent is about $14,600 a year, substantially higher than the $7,000 to $12,000 that some health plan executives and Wall Street analysts had been expecting. Typically insurers and government health programs get discounts or rebates.


“We came to a price that is reflective of value, not what the market will bear,” said Elias Zerhouni, head of research and development at Sanofi, who said his own brother had suffered three heart attacks and needed new options to control cholesterol.
In clinical trials, Praluent reduced levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, by 40 percent or more, even among patients already taking statins, the mainstay pills like Lipitor for controlling blood lipids. Some cardiologists say Praluent and similar drugs in the pipeline represent significant advances.


Praluent, also known as alirocumab, was endorsed last month by outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration. So was Repatha, or evolocumab, a similar drug developed by Amgen that is expected to win F.D.A. approval by the end of August.
But there was considerable debate among the advisers as to how broadly the drugs should be used. In its decision on Friday, the F.D.A. approved Praluent for patients who have had heart attacks, strokes, chest pain or related conditions, or have a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol and who require additional lowering of LDL despite taking the highest dose of a statin that they can tolerate.


Studies aimed at showing that the drugs prevent heart attacks and strokes are underway, but results are not expected until about 2017. Some doctors say they will use the drugs sparingly or not at all until then.
“This is treating a lab value,” said Dr. Rita Redberg, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, referring to lowering cholesterol for its own sake. “I don’t think we should rush into it.”
Health plans are worried that so many patients might use the drugs, which might be taken for life, that it would cost billions or even tens of billions of dollars a year.
The health care system is still smarting from the experience with Sovaldi, a rapidly adopted drug for hepatitis C from Gilead Sciences that cost $1,000 a pill. Gilead sold $12.4 billion worth of Sovaldi and a related drug in 2014, the first full year on the market, straining the budgets of insurance companies and Medicaid programs.

much more at the link.

the green eyed monster strikes again …. whoa nellie ….


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - A Maryland lawmaker is accused of flashing her bare breasts during a clash with her ex-husband.
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Montgomery County Police have charged Del. Ariana Kelly (D-Montgomery) with indecent exposure and trespassing, both misdemeanors.
Investigators say on June 27, Kelly drove to her ex-husband's home along the 5300 block of Alta Vista Road in Bethesda in order to drop-off her son and daughter, ages eleven and nine. However, as the trio approached the front door, Kelly noticed her ex-husband's new fiancé was inside the two story red brick house

Enraged, Kelly began to repeatedly ring the doorbell and bang on the home’s wooden front door. Moments later, the 38-year-old politician allegedly lifted-up her shirt and flashed her bare breasts. Appalled, Barak Sanford, a prominent investment banker, reportedly used a cell phone to record his ex-wife grab hold of her breasts and shake them up-and-down while standing on the front stoop.
"All-in-all, this is one of the strangest local events I've ever heard of, and it couldn't be more local, I'm only like 50-to-60 yards away," neighbor Geoffrey Marks remarked.
Sanford called 911 and asked that police be dispatched to his home. A responding officer politely asked Kelly to leave three separate times, at which point the elected official is said to have extended both of her wrists and state, "arrest me then." The officer complied with her wishes.

Simmons also made clear that he and his client aggressively dispute the charges. One legal question that could likely be addressed in court: Does exposing one's breasts to one's ex-husband in a semi-private place truly constitute indecent exposure...?
“And regardless of what someone thinks of the incident, called police on the mother of his own children,” Simmons asserted.

Canadian conservation officer refuses to kill orphaned cubs gets suspended w/o pay

A Canadian conservation officer has been suspended without pay after refusing to kill two bear cubs whose mother had been euthanized.
The older bear was reportedly shot and killed after it repeatedly raided a freezer in a mobile home located south of Port Hardy in British Columbia, according to the Huffington Post. After the conservation service was called, officers were forced to euthanize the bear, yet her cubs later returned to the property, climbing a tree and calling out for their mother.

Officer Bryce Casavant was able to tranquilize the bear cubs, a brother and sister estimated to be 8-weeks-old. Despite an order to kill the bear cubs from his superiors, Casavant transported them to a veterinarian, who found the animals to be healthy. The bears were then taken to a recovery center operated by the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association in Errington, according to the Independent.

Robin Campbell, who manages the center, asserted that Casavant did the right thing, despite his orders. Calling the directive to kill the bear cubs unusual, he pointed out that they could be reintroduced to the wild, as they have yet to become acclimated to human beings.
“In 30 years, this is the first time we’ve ever had an issue like this,” he observed. “There has to be some kind of misunderstanding… hopefully somebody will come to their senses. was a problem, but these cubs did nothing.”

Casavant has since been suspended without pay for refusing to kill the bear cubs, pending a performance review. A Change.org petition has been started by his supporters, calling upon British Columbia’s environment minister, Mary Polak, to reinstate him. It has garnered 18,000 signatures in just its first 24 hours.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2236149/conservation-officer-refuses-to-kill-orphaned-bear-cubs-gets-suspended-without-pay/#t3MJ4JdkrgsDhKvZ.99

new AIDS vaccine protects monkeys


There's progress in the quest for an AIDS vaccine. An experimental vaccine protected half of a batch of monkeys against a virus similar to the AIDS virus, scientists reported Thursday.
The company helping develop the vaccine is already trying it in people, and vaccine experts say it takes a new approach to trying to protect against a virus that's proved almost impossible to stop.
"I think it is quite promising," said Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC.

"In AVAC's 20-year history we have seen a bunch of products never get to efficacy trials. Those that have have mostly failed," said Warren, who was not involved in the latest studies.
The two studies reported in the journal Science show that a two-step vaccine not only protects half the monkeys, but that their bodies produce antibodies that can be measured and that show how well-protected the monkeys are.

We do not know for sure whether a vaccine that protects in monkeys will in fact protect in humans," said Dr. Dan Barouch of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Ragon Institute at Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.
But Barouch, who led the study, says he thinks this one may. It's because the monkeys were first vaccinated and then repeatedly given large doses of an extremely virulent monkey version of HIV called SIV. And the immune response to the vaccine was strong.

lots more at the link.
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