Pacific Northwest threatened by hottest weather ever recorded; Seattle could hit 100By Jason Samenow August 2 at 4:19 PM
Excessive heat warnings blanket the western third of Northern California, Oregon and Washington state. High temperatures just inland from coastal locations are forecast to soar to between 100 and 110 degrees.
“We are talking about one of the major sustained heat waves in a long time around here,” writes Cliff Mass, professor of meteorology at the University of Washington. He said that “there is a lot of confidence” temperatures will at least reach the mid-90s in Seattle and notes the GFS model projects a high of 100 on Thursday — a reading he can’t “remember ever seeing”.
Mistrial declared for Long Island cops accused of shoving bullet in man’s rectum
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8:33 PM
Each year, more law enforcement officers die by suicide than from gunfire and traffic accidents combined, according to Badge of Life, a nonprofit group that tracks police suicides in the United States. The group, which has conducted periodic surveys between 2008 and 2016, found that the national rate of police suicides last year was just slightly lower than the rate of civilian suicides. And law enforcement suicides
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NAACP issues travel advisory for Missouri in wake of police brutality incidents, passage of ‘Jim Cr
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8:18 AM
The NAACP has adopted a travel advisory for Missouri, the first of its kind issued in the organization’s 108-year history.
The warning to travelers comes after several high-profile police brutality assaults on black residents in the last few years as well as a new “Jim Crow Bill” that makes it harder to sue for discrimination.
“The advisory is for people to be aware, and warn their families and friends and co-workers of what could happen in Missouri,” Rod Chapel, president of the Missouri NAACP, told the Kansas City Star. “People need to be ready, whether it’s bringing bail money with them, or letting relatives know they are traveling through the state.”
Chapel’s state chapter first issued the advisory in early June, and the national organization adopted it last week. The advisory will be ratified in October.
Missouri inmate sexually, physically abuses cellmate for daysAdvisories typically come from the State Department and warn about visiting other countries with unsettled political conditions or health hazards.
But the Missouri NAACP crafted its warning in part because of recent incidents that included racist statements to University of Missouri students, a hot glue gun attack on black teens in St. Louis and the May death of Tory Sanders.
Sanders, 28, suffered from depression and lived in Nashville when he went for a drive on May 5, the Riverfront Times reported at the time. A wrong turn landed him in Mississippi County in southeast Missouri, where the married father of eight ran out of gas.
LAPD officer accused of sexually abusing teen cadet took girl to Six Flags on day of assaults, sources say
SEE IT: MTA cop repeatedly punches drunken man in the face during rough Midtown arrestBY THOMAS TRACY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 3:22 PM
Video shows a second group of Baltimore cops allegedly planting evidence in drug bust
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:37 PM
bodycam video showing a second group of Baltimore cops apparently planting evidence has been uncovered, the Maryland public defender’s office announced Monday.
The video shows seven officers “working together to manufacture evidence,” according to The Baltimore Sun.
Police said the video includes “two arrests and the recovery of drugs from a car during a traffic stop.”
The footage released by the public’s defender’s office and obtained by ABC News shows the officers searching through the driver’s car before turning their body cameras off and on. An officer allegedly plants something in the car, and then the others discover the drugs, the video shows.
SEE IT: Baltimore cop suspended after 'drug planting' footageCharges against the driver in the November arrest were dropped, according to the network.
The same office released a video last month depicting an officer apparently planting drugs in an alley filled with trash. Officer Richard Pinheiro was suspended as a result, and two other cops, Hovhannes Simonyan and Jamal Brunson, were placed on administrative duty.
Tennessee bride arrested for pulling gun out of wedding dress, pointing it at new husband
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:19 AM
Pennsylvania police chief defends officer who shot and killed man’s pet pig
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 4:02 PM
Disgraced Staten Island FBI agent /Congressman Michael Grimm wants his job back after going to prison for tax fraudBY JILLIAN JORGENSEN
Grimm represented Staten Island and a part of Brooklyn as a Republican from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, the feds indicted the pol, once an FBI agent, on multiple charges.
He won reelection — despite being under indictment — before he gave up his seat after pleading guilty.
Grimm copped to helping prepare a false tax return.
When he pleaded guilty, he admitted to concealing more than $900,000 in receipts from Healthalicious, a Manhattan restaurant he owned.
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