First Sandra, then Kindra, and now another woman has been found dead in her cell after being arrested and taken to jail. This time to the Cleveland Heights jail. This woman, whose name is Ralkina Jones, had been taken into custody for going to the workplace of her ex-husband and assaulting him.
She died in her jail cell bed over the weekend, police say.
An autopsy was performed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner on Monday and spokesman Chris Harris told HuffPost that “no suspicious injuries” to Jones’ body had been reported. But he also said this was inconclusive because “further studies” were being done to determine a cause of death. Continue reading →
*A disturbing video has surfaced that shows a Memphis, Tenn. mother in the throws of child abuse as she hurls her 19-day old son away from her like the trash on the floor while telling the man off camera to say “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.”
The video was revealed on Friday (July 24).
The footage, which shows the mother calling on God, also shows another older child, crying frantically, who has been sitting on the woman’s lap being encouraged to kick the infant; yet screaming “I don’t want to.” The infants cries are heart wrenching, but the abuse continues as the woman is seen dragging him around by his arm.
The identity of the woman has not yet been revealed. But what is even more shocking (if that is possible) is who was filming the 13-minute video: the child’s father, who is heard saying, “I ain’t got nothing to do with this.” Continue reading →
*Children are generally the first to be diagnosed with a disorder like ADHD. But the diagnosis shouldn’t stop there. Many adults also have the disorder, but it can easily go unrecognized.
Yet the signs are there. You just have to know what they are.
Some of the behaviors that may mask these signs are so much a part of our everyday life, its no surprise they go undiagnosed. Like this first one. Who’d a thunk it was anything but…
1. Road Rage…”Hey! Move it buddy!”
We all get frustrated when sitting in traffic jams. They can ruin your entire day. But even moreso for someone with ADHD. For someone with this disorder its the waiting. Ugh! Being stuck in a car with nothing to do but sit and watch traffic crawl is like a slow torture. Continue reading →
*Hey, remember Jared, the “Subway sandwich eating guy” who lost all that weight after devoting his diet exclusively to the sandwich chain?
Well this ain’t him.
But Andrew Hawryluk’s diet of eating Chipotle sounds like a lot more fun if you ask me. Though I doubt he’ll get the same results as Jared.
I mean come on, a Burrito vs. a Subway sandwich with anything in it is going to have more calories.
But Hawryluk, a 23-year-old Los Angeles animator and huge fan of the popular Mexican chain (hey, we’ve got something in common!) has spent the past 154 days eating burritos and claims he’ll keep doing so until he can no longer stomach it.
*We’ve heard the stories that generally are shared among the list of Potential Risks when taking certain medications. And erections lasting for more than four hours have generally been a part of them.
So one can only imagine what a man who carried an erection for an entire six days must’ve gone through.
Well, money may not solve the lifetime effects of that “condition,” but I’m sure it’ll help this former inmate. He has reportedly won a $750,000 settlement against prison officials and doctors who allegedly allowed his six-day erection to go untreated.Continue reading →
*Restaurants may do it. But not enough of ’em. And a really thoughtful and compassionate employer may have done it after that last staff meeting; you know, the one where they provided lunch? But nah, probably not. Hey, but maybe this was done after the holiday party last year. But who are we kiddin’?
Wonder what I’m talking about?
All that excess food that was left over. The food everyone left behind because they were stuffed after the event.
What on earth happened to that food? Even if the help took it home (and I’d prefer they did instead of throw it away), I know what should’ve been done with it.
There are hundreds of hungry people right here in the United States that would love to have that turkey sandwich you didn’t touch. They wouldn’t stick their nose up at that wilted salad; or that cheese that looks like its seen better days; or even that bread that is a bit tough around the edges.
Many of us wonder what we can do to help others. We probably give a dollar here, a quarter there; but heck, we’re struggling ourselves and we may not have any disposable income to speak of.
But reading the story of how one woman is making a huge difference in the lives of hungry people made me think perhaps there is something we can do…indirectly.
*This is one Father’s Day, a Baltimore, Maryland man will never forget. What happened on this day will set the tone for the rest of Wilbert Carter’s days. It also brings to the fore the responsibility and accountability of a parent, even when that parent feels they need a break to celebrate a day especially designed for them.
Being a parent doesn’t allow for any off-duty time.
Carter, 31, made a dreadful decision on Father’s Day; when he decided to leave his 2-year-old daughter, Leasia Carter, in the car so that he could go drinking with his buddies.
The temperatures on this day was nearly 90-degrees. And that was outside, so inside the car it reached sweltering heights.
Leasia was left strapped to her car seat and when her father left the bar, drunk, he got in the car and drove straight home; never looking back and fell into bed.
The child, who police say was inside the hot car for at least 16 hours, wasn’t even thought about until the next day when she was discovered.
*An eight month old baby girl has died as a result of not being helped by an EMT medic that refused to go into the family’s home to assist with the medical emergency she was suffering from.
The medic has since been fired.
On May 30, EMT medic Ann Marie Thomas from Detroit, Michigan, received a frantic call that an eight-month-old girl had stopped breathing.
But after the medic arrived, and was close enough to the scene to assist, she flatly refused to do so–and instead parked her emergency vehicle, which had all of the necessary equipment, around the corner from the house where the distressed baby, Anaya Wright-Trussell, struggled to breathe. Continue reading →