*When Pittsburgh native Mileek Grissom, 23, was shot and rushed to UPMC Mercy hospital two years ago, his stepfather, the Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr., rushed to his side. Although there had been no official declaration from doctors, Baldwin says he knew Grissom was already dead. So he put his head next to his stepson’s and cried; wanting to pray over him and let the young man know that he was going to take care of his family.
But then, according to Baldwin, who had spoken out publicly about the need to end gun violence in Pittsburgh even before the shooting, he never got the chance because police pulled him off Grissom and then used a Taser on him. Continue reading →
*Scroll down to see in-depth video and hear dramatic 911 call. A man who recently stormed into an Oklahoma food processing plant shouting Muslim and Islamic phrases before beheading one woman and stabbing another have several members of the Muslim religion speaking out against his actions; which they say have absolutely nothing to do with the beliefs of their faith, which is a faith of peace.
The man apparently entered the Vaughan Foods distribution company’s plant with the intent to kill on his mind and did so, with the first woman he saw. According to reports, the two women may not have known the killer personally, but had the misfortune of being in his way. Continue reading →
A Florida woman who knew she should not have been driving an infant around without a car seat, topped that move with something even dumber. She had a passenger in her car place the baby in the trunk of the car. It wasn’t until cops heard the child’s cries coming from the trunk during a traffic, that she was arrested. On Wednesday she appeared in court and told the judge she had made a mistake, according to CBS Miami.
Broward County authorities said they initially tried to stop Breona Watkins for a broken headlight. But she didn’t immediately pull over. Instead, Watkins drove nearly a quarter-mile, according to the station.
Deputies said Watkins, 19, was trying to avoid getting a ticket for not having the baby in a car seat, so she told her 14-year-old passenger to hide the baby in the trunk before stopping. Continue reading →
Oh god. Doesn’t this look like the worse nightmare you’ve ever had. An intruder looms above as you hide, crouching, beneath the ledge directly below. And on top of that, you are on a slanted roof. But fortunate for you, you get to wake up from the nightmare; whereas the woman pictured above, won’t.
I am sure the story will play itself in her memory for a long time to come. Because to her, it was real. Continue reading →
*OK, the first thing I want to point out is that I do acknowledge the irony of the words masturbating and virgin in the headline of this story. Secondly, that a passenger was doing this “very private act” publicly is a real head-shaker; but to obviously be so loud about it that the pilot was forced to land at an unscheduled destination, well, that just trumps all. Continue reading →
*A clearly pregnant woman who attempted to come to the aid of her son, was thrown to the ground, then straddled, by a Brooklyn police officer who apparently didn’t take kindly to her intervention.
Sandra Amezquita, 44, was trying to help her 17-year-old son, Jhohan Lemos, who was being arrested.
Amezquita, from Colombia, is five months pregnant. During the altercation with the NYPD officer, she was thrown down — belly first, before he straddled her and pressed her stomach into the ground. Continue reading →
*Good lord. This sounds like a movie you wish was never released. It’s another senseless murder at the hands of domestic abuse. This time its 33-year-old Jessica Arrendale, who went to dinner with her boyfriend Antoine Davis, 30. Davis got drunk during the evening and became abusive. Apparently, this was his usual mode of operandi according to his girlfriend’s mother, Teresa Ionniello, who became a constant “buffer” in the couples’ rocky relationship. Upon their return to Arrendale’s three-story townhouse in the Oakdale Bluffs section of Atlanta, Davis, a former Marine who served in Iraq, chased Jessica up the stairs, got his rifle and shot her dead.
WSB Radio did an exclusive interview with Teresa Ionniello, who told them that her daughter, Jessica, had attempted to defend herself with a baseball bat. But Davis took the bat away from her and used it against her; striking the woman with it repeatedly. Continue reading →
*Haters never stop. They wait until heads are turned in another direction and then they strike. In this case, when it looks like things have chilled out a bit, and protestors over the Michael Brown shooting death have given way to a quieter roar, some scum of the earth sneaked over to the memorial site that mourners in the community dedicated in honor of the slain teen, and burned it down.
YouTube showed cell phone footage of the fire, which happened on Tuesday, and photos of the incident have been circulating on social media.
The Ferguson Fire Department was called at 6:45 a.m. CT to Canfield Drive, a location close to where Brown was killed on Aug. 9, according to what department Captain Jeremy Corcoran told NBC News.