*A Houston, Texas mother has been charged for shooting her son in an attempt to shoot her husband during a domestic incident at their home.
Unfortunately, a lot of people are not quite as safe only as they would like to be. Despite the fact that we’re all increasingly reliant upon the world wide web for everything from entertainment to work, there is no way to truly ensure your security within this world. This has been particularly highlighted through recent data breaches. While some are on a governmental level, ultimately resulting in serious consequences that may not be revealed until years after they’ve occurred, others are splashed across the tabloids. They may even involve celebrities, as some of the most high profile cyber scandals have. Others involve businesses, and can ultimately result in data loss and of course financial compromises as well. A recent survey reported that about 87% of small businesses reported a security breach in 2012. What this means is that cybersecurity issues go beyond merely big businesses and famous people. Even small business owners, who may not initially realize that they have reasons to worry regarding cyber security, can potentially be put at risk.
On a day when 11 people were shot, two fatally, amid months of soaring gun violence in Chicago, a memorial honored a police officer who was shot 10 years ago in the back with his own gun and then, as he lay fallen, shot in the head at close range.
Bagpipers played while scores of police stood at attention during the memorial for Thor Odin Soderberg, who was disarmed by an attacker and murdered outside a police deployment center in the Englewood neighborhood.
In the wake of countless deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police and weeks of subsequent protests nationwide, many celebrities are speaking out. But a recent social media post from Saturday Night Life alum Jay Pharaoh has managed to give credence to both rallying cries for racial justice and a certain amount of privilege granted to well-known Black artists in the entertainment industry.
Cox Communications has been ordered to pay $1 billion in damages for letting customers pirate music. The cable television company was accused of turning a blind eye to the illegal downloading of over 10,000 musical works and subsequently sued in June 2018 by EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Universal Music, and others.
The companies who filed the lawsuit against Cox said they sent thousands of copyright infringement notices. But Cox Communications only took action against repeat offenders in a “13-strike policy” and account terminations weren’t permanent.
We underestimate the needs for labeling things correctly. Some 9 out of 10 consumers believe there will always be a need for printed materials. This is especially true in the age of online ordering and physical shipping to physical addresses.
Speaking of addresses, a 58-year-old woman in Austria was expecting a shipment of dresses to her home. Her husband and she received the shipment, but only half-correct. The first box had her dresses, but the second box did not. They were packages of pink-purple pebbles that she thought were decorative stones, like the kind you put in planters or fish tanks.
Decorative stones they were not. Rather, the couple had received mistakenly received a shipment of 24,800 ecstasy pills. The husband, 59, was the one that gave the “decorative stones” a second look and determined they were probably drugs. The police were promptly contacted and the package was handed over.
“The originally planned cozy breakfast was quickly over and to the horror of the couple, it turned out that, though one of the packages did contain the two dresses, the second however had 24,800 Ecstasy tablets worth about 500,000 Euros. The (post) office was equally astonished, which is why the police, and subsequently the narcotics department of the City Police Command Linz, was informed,” Upper Austria police said in a statement.
In the United States, there were 662,390 police officers patrolling in 2017, searching for similar things. The Netherlands — much smaller than the United States — is known as one of the world’s biggest producers of drugs. They’ve reported that the quantity of drugs being sent via mail has tripled from 2016 to 2018. The package itself was meant to be shipped to Scotland and the investigation now involves The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), bringing police forces across the European Union into the mix.
In the same statement, Upper Austria police reported that the NCA was able to investigate and detain the person the package was meant for. A little more difficult, but of great interest to Dutch authorities, is the origin of such a substantial shipment of illegal drugs.
At least the woman got her dresses.
*In Colorado Springs, Colorado, two people were arrested as protesters crowded the entrance of the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters Monday demanding justice over a recent officer-involved shooting.
Both of the men – who appeared to be bad boy bikers – interrupted what had been a heated but peaceful protest.
“They pulled up and they started talking about how all lives matter and this is about everyone,” said witness Brandon Poe. “… Everyone immediately rushed them and were like, ‘Hey, get out of here, this isn’t the place for that. We’re, like, mourning and protesting our thing.
“… Soon as the people started going towards them, they pulled out their guns and started aiming at people’s faces.”
At that point, protesters start chanting/yelling at police officers to “shoot them motherf**kers!”
— Rich Halliburton (@RichHalliburton) August 5, 2019
The counterprotesters’ arrival came two hours into the demonstration, which started at City Hall at 11 a.m. and made its way to the POC about a mile away.
The focus of the protest centered largely around De’Von Bailey, who family and friends say was wrongly shot by police Saturday night. Family members of a second man recently shot by police, Josh Vigil, were also in attendance.
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In a recent interview with popular online news source Bustle, Kim Kardashian told a light-hearted tale surrounding her run-ins with crime as a youngster. The reality star revealed that she stole a pair of Dior sunglasses with her sister Khloe as a teenager, a pair which she still owns to this day.