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Brooklyn Cops throw teenage girl through plate glass window

The above video shows the tail end of an incident yesterday in which NYPD officers allegedly slammed a 16-year-old girl’s face against the floor of a Downtown Brooklyn Chinese restaurant and threw a 15-year-old girl through the establishment’s front window, shattering it. According to witnesses, the altercation began when cops ordered everyone out of the restaurant and one of the girls refused. According to Brooklyn Paper, when that girl’s friend stood up to leave, the violence began.

Her 16-year-old buddy, a student at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, started to leave, but officers stopped her and began questioning her, said Ta Kim McCollum, who was ordering with the crew.

Two cops then threw the Brooklyn kid to the ground and started slamming her face on the floor, bloodying it, bystanders stated.
The first girl tried to intervene, and three cops tackled her and sat on her. Later, as cops were leading her out of the restaurant, they shoved her forward, and through the large front window. In the video, the first girl you see was pushed through the window, and the second girl had her face slammed on the floor. If you were there, or have any other information about the incident, let us know.

video at link


Theater calls cops on diabetic man for bringing in strawberries

By Georgett Roberts, Gabrielle Fonrouge and Natalie O'Neill

A Brooklyn movie house in health-food-centric Park Slope called the cops on a diabetic customer — just because he was munching strawberries that were sold outside the cinema.

“It was embarrassing. I didn’t expect it. Two police officers came and told me to leave with a full theater of people watching. I said ‘Is this for real?’ and they said, ‘Yes, you have to leave,’ ” said Michael Kass, a 41-year-old financial analyst.

Kass, who has Type 2 diabetes, couldn’t eat the junk food for sale at the Park Slope Pavilion, so he brought a carton of prewashed strawberries to keep his insulin level in check during a showing of “Divergent” on Sunday, he said.

But before he could watch the action flick, a worker cut him off near the theater entrance and checked his bag — demanding he toss the forbidden fruit and explaining no outside food is allowed, Kass claims. The strawberry-stashing father of three tried to explained his disease but “they didn’t seem to care,” he said, so he asked a manager to refund his $12 ticket.



Judge Rules Goldman Must Face Lawsuit Over Mortgage Securities

Source: NBC

NEW YORK — A proposed class action by a Detroit pension fund accusing Goldman Sachs of misleading investors about mortgage-backed securities can go forward, a federal judge has ruled.

Filed in 2010 by Detroit's police and fire retirement system, the lawsuit accused Goldman of misrepresenting the standards used to qualify borrowers for mortgage loans that were pooled into securities and bought by the fund.

The lawsuit is one of thousands filed against Goldman and other banks over mortgage securities that collapsed in value in the wake of the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/judge-rules-goldman-must-face-lawsuit-over-mortgage-securities-n65726

Ukraine leader Turchynov warns of far-right threat

Source: BBC

Ukraine's interim president Olexander Turchynov has condemned the ultra-nationalist Right Sector, saying the group is bent on "destabilisation".

Right Sector activists blocked the parliament (Rada) building in Kiev on Thursday night and smashed windows.

They blamed the interior minister for the killing of a Right Sector leader.

Meanwhile, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych has called for a national referendum to determine each region's "status within Ukraine".

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26784236

Ousted Yanukovych In Ukraine Referendums Call

Every region of Ukraine should hold a vote to decide whether to break away, according to the country's ousted president.

Viktor Yanukovych said: "As president who is with you in thought and soul, I ask every single sensible citizen of Ukraine not to let yourselves be used by the imposters.

"Demand a referendum on determining the status of every region in Ukraine," he added in a statement quoted by Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency.

The region of Crimea voted to become part of Russia in a hastily-arranged vote earlier this month that has been condemned as a breach of international law - a charge Moscow rejects.



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When the Sky Explained Everything


Dr. Edwin C. Krupp has spent more than 40 years researching how ancient cultures worshipped and studied the parade of celestial lights—the movement of the sun, moon, planets, and stars—to make sense of seasonal cycles on Earth. An “archaeoastronomer,” who studies the early history of astronomy, Krupp has written five books and visited more than 1,900 historic and prehistoric sites associated with the sky.

From the ancient Egyptians, who built monuments aligned with the annual rising of the bright star Sirius, to the New World’s Incas, who constructed temples positioned to track the sun, people have been guided by the heavens, telling stories about the sky that not only brought a sense of order to their lives but ultimately led to the development of modern astronomy, Krupp notes.

Since 1974, Krupp has been director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. In 2004, he oversaw the $93 million renovation of the iconic structure. Today, the 75-year-old observatory features two public telescopes, each mounted inside a copper-clad dome.

Despite the modern tools of astronomy, people still see portents in the sky. In 1982, the solar system’s planets grouped together loosely on one side of the sun, which some doomsday prognosticators claimed would trigger a catastrophic phenomenon known as the Jupiter Effect. Griffith Observatory took the lead in reassuring the public that the Jupiter Effect would not trigger a great California earthquake, as some soothsayers had predicted.


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