DETROIT – Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege contradicts the police account of what happened.
Geoffrey Fieger, an attorney for the family of young Aiyana Jones, said he has seen three or four minutes of video of the raid, although he declined to say whether it was shot by the crew for the A&E series "The First 48," which has been shadowing Detroit homicide detectives for months.Read more »
An attorney for the family of a 7-year-old girl slain during a weekend raid at their Detroit home says video footage contradicts the police department's version of events.
Geoffrey Fieger (FI-ger) said Monday that footage shot by the A&E crime-reality show "The First 48" shows that police fired into the home at least once after lobbing a flash grenade through a window.
An American rights group is suing the police in Pennsylvania for issuing tickets, which carry a jail sentence, to people for swearing.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed the lawsuits earlier, argues that the right to use profanity is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
"Unfortunately, many police departments in the commonwealth do not seem to be getting the message that swearing is not a crime," said Marieke Tuthill of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. "The courts have repeatedly found that profanity, unlike obscenity, is protected speech."
It was a beautiful Sunday evening around 7:30PM. I had just finished cooking a dinner of chicken wings & a dessert funnel cake for my wife and kids. I was in the kitchen cleaning up when the doorbell rang. My wife & kids were sitting close to the door, watching an episode of Life on the Discovery Channel. My wife answered the door, which was open to allow the cool breeze to come in. There stood a pair of census enumerators. I immediately walked out of the kitchen, and my wife informed them they would need to speak to me.Read more »
Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed "profound sorrow" at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid.
Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement.
"This is any parent's worst nightmare," Godbee said. "It also is any police officer's worst nightmare. And today, it is all too real."Read more »
On March 31 he was headed home, on foot as usual, on the far left of South Road. A car came in his direction, which he judged was going too fast and not as far into the middle of the road as he would have liked. As the car approached, Dr. Walsh waved his arms "as I usually do just to make sure the driver can detect motion and see me more clearly." He said the driver saw him but still came within 18 inches of him.Read more »
She's encouraging high unemployment and more welfare.Read more »
Hard working capitalist legal immigrant being told to CEASE and DESIST by bureaucrat. She was turned in by a citizen that appears to be jealous of the success of our friend, the capitalist.Read more »
What it REALLY takes (according to a Cracked writer who immigrated from Australia) to move to the United States legally...Read more »
A jury found an Ottawa Hills police officer guilty Friday night of felonious assault with a firearms specification for a shooting during a traffic stop last year.
The case went to the jury on the fourth day of Officer Thomas White's trial for felonious assault with a firearms specification in the shooting of Michael McCloskey, Jr.Read more »
During their working life, undocumented immigrants in the United States will pay, on average, approximately $80,000 more in taxes per capita than they use in government servicesRead more »
Scientists have created microscopic robots out of DNA molecules that can walk, turn and even create tiny products of their own on a nano-scale assembly line.
The ground-breaking devices outlined in the journal Nature, could one day lead to armies of surgeon robots that could clean human arteries or build computer components.
In one of the projects a team from New York's Columbia University created a spider bot just four nanometres across. This is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.Read more »
“We the Lakotah People, do not want our massacred dead bodies of Men, Women and Children at the mass grave at Wounded Knee used for publicity by the United States Government nor their colonial corporation, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Government.”Read more »
The good news is that he got an A in stick figure art.Read more »
Federal Fat Police: Bill Would Require Government to Track Body Mass of American ChildrenRead more »
This graduation season, some experts challenge whether four-year degree is path to success.
The notion that a four-year degree is essential for real success is being challenged by a growing number of economists, policy analysts and academics. They say more Americans should consider other options such as technical training or two-year schools, which have been embraced in Europe for decades.Read more »
Lucas County's new chief dog warden, Julie Lyle, yesterday announced plans to resume door-to-door checks for compliance with the dog license lawRead more »
Multiple branches of the U.S. military will soon be outfitted with solid-state laser weapons.Read more »
Faced with widespread public outrage and even death threats after the release of a video of a February marijuana raid in which two dogs were shot, one killed and one wounded, by SWAT team members in a family home with a young child present, the Columbia, Missouri, Police Department Monday moved to dampen the uproar. At a press conference, Chief Ken Burton announced he was immediately imposing new restrictions on the way the department serves search warrants.Read more »
May 13, 2010: The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has issued a pair of $10,000 forfeiture orders related to unauthorized FM broadcasts.Read more »
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