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Rancher’s wife: ‘I saw them murder my husband’

Source: Miami Herald

The family of an Adams County rancher involved in an encounter with two sheriff’s deputies says the deputies killed him in a “completely unjustified” shooting.
Survivors of Jack Yantis, the 62-year-old who died a week ago in the darkness on U.S. 95 north of Council, say they will pursue claims against Adams County for Yantis’ death.

Donna Yantis spent her 63rd birthday Thursday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she has been recovering from a heart attack she suffered after her husband was killed. Provided by the Yantis family
Family members have shared with the Statesman their account of what happened last Sunday night. The account is in written statements prepared with attorneys the family hired after the incident, a video statement Donna Yantis made from her Boise hospital bed, and a draft transcript the lawyers prepared of one family member’s account of what happened.

The Statesman also interviewed several family members, including Rowdy Paradis, a nephew of the couple’s who said he witnessed the shootings.
“Law enforcement should be trained to de-escalate situations,” said Rowdy Paradis. “In this case, I stood 10 feet away and watched two deputies escalate the situation and needlessly kill a man.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article43673037.html

Once again, taxpayers are going to shell out millions for this arrogance.

Multiple deaths, injuries reported after car hits Okla. St. parade crowd

Source: Fox Sports

Three people reportedly have been killed with many others injured after a car crashed into a crowd attending the Oklahoma State homecoming parade Saturday morning.

According to News On 6, a car traveling at a high speed crashed into parade-goers. The station is also reporting that a motorcyclist was hit, and it could be a police unit. The station said the car was not part of the parade.

Dave Kapple of Houston told the Stillwater News Press that he and his son were about 10 feet away when they saw a vehicle barreling into the crowd.

"We heard somebody scream, 'Look out!.' (He) plowed through a police motorcycle, and then a crowd of people," Kapple said. "People were flying everywhere."

Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/oklahoma-state-cowboys-fatalities-vehicle-runs-into-parade-crowd-102415

Martin Shkreli has history of tough tactics


More back story on this douchbag. Navidea's stock still hasnt returned to where it was when Martin started his campaign to destroy a new cancer drug.

This guy needs his ass kicked

Cop's photo with man who tried to stab him last year goes viral: ‘I am ecstatic now to learn that he

Source: NY Daily News

A North Carolina cop's uplifting Facebook photo showing his run-in with a man who tried to stab him last year has gone viral.

Raleigh Police Officer JD Boyd took to Facebook after randomly reuniting with a former suspect who nearly killed him, posting an image of the two new pals grinning side-by-side along with a touching message.

"Almost a year ago this man and I were involved in a major altercation where he tried to stab me in the head and I nearly shot him," he wrote in the post. "Today we ran into each other again."

The cop, who's seen in uniform with his arms around an unidentified man, said he learned the man changed his ways after serving time in prison.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-photo-man-stab-viral-article-1.2358141

A GOOD story for a change.

Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

Source: WSJ

LA SIBUCARA, Venezuela—Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble.

The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice. Shortages have made hunger a palpable concern for many Wayuu Indians who live here at the northern tip of Venezuela’s 1,300-mile border with Colombia.

‘We are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot.’
—María Palma, 55, of La Sibucara
The soldiers had been deployed to stem rampant food smuggling and price speculation, which President Nicolás Maduro blames for triple-digit inflation and scarcity. But after they seize contraband goods, the troops themselves often become targets of increasingly desperate people.

“What’s certain is that we are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot,” said María Palma, a 55-year-old grandmother who on a recent blistering hot day had been standing in line at the grocery store since 3 a.m. before walking away empty-handed at midday.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-food-shortages-trigger-long-lines-hunger-and-looting-1440581400

Maduro's approval rating is lower than George W Bush's and Congress. If THAT doesn't spell "failure" I dont know what does.
It's only a matter of time before the people rise against the criminals running their country into the ground, imo.

France train shooting: Hollande thanks 'heroes' who foiled gunman

Source: BBC

French President Francois Hollande has thanked three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in northern France.
The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras on Friday. A 26-year-old Moroccan man was arrested.
One of the Americans said they took an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun from the attacker as they saw him walk down the aisle of the train.
One of the Americans and another passenger were seriously hurt.
In a press conference on Saturday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect's identity had yet to be confirmed, but it was believed that he had radical Islamist beliefs.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361

They were also awarded the" Legion d'honneur"


WWE Star Titus O’Neil Took A Group Of Homeless People To A Restaurant To Prove A Point

Source: Uproxx Sports

Titus O’Neil has a point to prove, and it’s a good one: That all people, regardless of their status, should be viewed and treated equally. O’Neil originally tried to show this by taking a pair of homeless people to a local Yard House restaurant. However, the restaurant was supposedly hesitant to serve O’Neil and his guests. So, the WWE star returned the next day with an entire group of less fortunate guests.

The results, per his Instagram account, were different and for the better:
"I'm gathering homeless people to take them out to eat at @yardhouse last night I did the same thing and the manager seemed distant in Serving the two last night so I said instead of just posting I'll gather more and eat lunch with them at that Resturant. They need to learn how to treat All humans as such. #ContentOfCharacter #AllLivesMatter"

Read more: http://uproxx.com/sports/2015/08/titus-oneil-homeless-yard-house/

Unique way to prove a point. Pretty good guy for giving a helping hand to a few folks.

Family’s attorney says Seneca teen shot from behind

Source: Greenville Online

A lawyer representing the family of a Seneca teenager who was shot by police Sunday night said the autopsy shows that Zachary Hammond was shot from behind and his car was not moving, contrary to police reports that the car veered toward the officer during a drug sting.

Eric Bland, a Columbia attorney hired by Hammond’s parents, said he has requested the state Attorney General to call for a statewide grand jury investigation into the incident.

“It is clearly, clearly from the back,” Bland said after viewing pictures of the bullet wounds at the coroner’s office Wednesday. “It is physically impossible for him to be trying to flee or run over the officer that shot him.”

Read more: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2015/07/31/zach-hammond-seneca-police/30852391/

Zimbabwe row over age of consent after Tomana's comments

Source: BBC

Zimbabwe's top prosecutor has been criticised after questioning whether all cases involving sex with girls under 16 should be treated as rape.
Activists should ask what alternatives to early marriage are left for young girls who are out of school, Johannes Tomana told the state-owned Chronicle.

Many online have criticised his comments for endorsing the idea that girls as young as 12 can give consent.
In Zimbabwe, 4% of girls marry by the age of 15 and 30% by 18, the UN says.

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo joined the criticism, calling Mr Tomana's interview "outrageous", and suggesting that his comments compromised his position as prosecutor general, in a post on twitter.

The wishes of girls who want to get married early and who give their consent to under-age sex should be considered carefully, Mr Tomana said.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33203462

In 2015 we still have countries that openly excuse abuse of young girls.

"Teachers aren't cops": Unions praise Supreme Court ruling

Source: Washington examiner

Teachers are not law enforcement, so statements from a student to a teacher are admissible in court even if the student doesn't testify.

The Supreme Court unanimously decided as much when it announced its ruling in Ohio v. Clark on Thursday. In March 2010, a preschool teacher asked a three-year-old student about the student's bloodshot and bloodstained eye. The child said her mother's boyfriend had caused them. The teacher reported the injuries, as required under Ohio law, leading to the boyfriend's arrest and conviction for child endangerment, among other crimes.

The Supreme Court of Ohio eventually ruled that the child's statement to her teacher was inadmissible evidence. Because teachers are required to report suspected child abuse, the teacher was acting as an agent of law enforcement, so the child's out-of-court statement was inadmissible, the court said. The federal Supreme Court's decision reversed that ruling.

Read more: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/teachers-arent-cops-unions-praise-supreme-court-ruling/article/2566636?custom_click=rss&utm_campaign=Weekly+Standard+Story+Box&utm_source=weeklystandard.com&utm_medium=referral

9-0. Pretty obvious that this shouldnt be a problem in the future. It was a ridiculous assumption in the first place, IMO.
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