*Especially if the name wasn’t your idea.
What if your great-grandparents came from Greece in the 1920s, changed their name from some ethnic-sounding name to “fit in” better once in America.
What if they had no reason whatsoever to suspect that one day, a name like this, would cause a real problem for their family because, well, cocaine is illegal. Continue reading
*File this under stupidity.
The grio reports that a viral Vine video has captured an adult letting a toddler smoke what appears to be marijuana.
Uploaded by Vine user ChiefSmokes with the title “Wow f**ked up parents smh,” the video features a young child dressed in a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, sitting on a toilet and smoking what an adult puts in front of him.
An adult or adults can be heard laughing in the background as the toddler blows smoke out of his mouth. Continue reading
*How does one go about asking the Lord for forgiveness for just being trifling? I mean, what words do you actually use?
After allegedly impregnating a 45-year-old mother of three and her 14-year-old daughter, Pastor Sam of Pentecostal church is on the run. The Pentecostal Church – which is located along Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria has been on lock-down since the news broke. Continue reading
*Oh god. Seriously? As a member of the media, I realize we are often trashed for some of the stories we give attention to, but c’mon, we couldn’t create something like this if we tried.
Case in point: A half-nekked [sic] woman was arrested after she tore up whatever she could put her hands on inside a Pinellas Park fast food restaurant last month.
Is it any surprise that the surveillance footage of her alleged tirade has gone viral?
Footage posted to the website LiveLeak.com shows the woman’s three-minute tirade inside a McDonald’s restaurant at 66th Street and 102nd Avenue in Pinellas Park.
The video shows the woman — wearing only a thong, knocking over registers and equipment, emptying contents from a cabinet onto the floor and helping herself to some soft-serve ice cream.
You can hear commentary from off-camera voices, apparently employees, giggling as the surveillance footage rolls. Continue reading
Steve Utash with his daughter
*Following an attack on a white man who accidentally ran over a black boy who darted out into traffic, Detroit police are investigating whether it could be a hate crime, despite previously saying they had no evidence to suggest such an offense.
Steve Utash, a 54-year-old tree-trimmer who is said to have driven up and down the same street, going to the same job, for the past 15 or 16 years is a husband, father and grandfather, who was brutally beaten by a gang of young black men in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after he accidentally ran over 10-year-old David Harris; who ran in front of his truck.
When Utash got out to check on the young boy, a swarm of vigilantes overwhelmed him and left him with injuries so severe it made his brain bleed.
He remains in a medically-induced coma. Continue reading
- Maria Arroyo
*Warning: This is a very hard story to wrap your brain around. It’s bad enough to lose someone we love, but to learn that they suffered is even worse.
A California man is suing the doctor who declared his wife dead.
Because he claims she woke up in the morgue and froze to death as she struggled to escape.
The diagnosis was that Maria Arroyo, 80, had died as a result of cardiac arrest, and when husband Guadalupe Arroyo saw the condition of her body, he thought staff at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles had mishandled her. But morticians found her body face-down in the metal morgue compartment, with a broken nose along with bruises and cuts too severe to mask. The body bag was also partially open.
The conclusion is that Maria wasn’t dead when they said she was.
*While standing at a Detroit gas station waiting for a nearby store to open, Shakira Magee says she was robbed and although there were people in the gas station, nobody helped her – even after they realized she was deaf.
The incident occurred at the gas station on Telegraph and Six Mile roads, when a man came up and tried to speak with her. Shakira motioned that she could not hear him because she is deaf, and said the man smiled and left.
But then he came back. Continue reading
*After appearing on a TV show where she was interviewed after wedding her same-sex partner, an unnamed Michigan woman who took part in one of the state’s first same-sex marriages was beaten unconscious after her attackers allegedly recognized her from TV.
The 28-year-old woman and her partner were wed on March 22 in Washtenaw County, one of four counties that briefly allowed same-sex nuptials after a federal judge struck down the previously banned ceremony.
Now police are searching for a group of men who approached her after she got off a bus on Monday evening close to her home. Continue reading