WASHINGTON, D.C. — Policing standards have become a high-profile issue in the U.S. amid widespread protests over the failure to indict two white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. Compared with residents of other generally high-income and democratic countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Americans’ confidence in their local police falls in about the middle of the pack.
Kyle Smith from the New York Post puts in aptly:
Freedom, you were a nice idea, but anonymous hackers with a strange fondness for North Korea don’t like you. So I guess you’ll have to go.
After a single random online threat from an anonymous source the Department of Homeland Security finds not particularly credible — a source that, for all we know, could be a group of basement-dwelling pranksters trying to sound like North Koreans — Sony pulled “The Interview.” Continue reading
WACO, Tex. (KCEN) – Law enforcement officials have taken a man into custody after a Texas meterorologist was shot.
KCEN employee, Patrick Crawford, was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station Wednesday morning, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said late Wednesday morning. He is a morning show meteorologist at the station. Crawford managed to drive away from the scene and flag down help. A detective with the DPS said the suspect exchanged words with the employee before he pulled a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times.
Police describe the suspect, as a white male, 30-35 years old, wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and dark jeans. Officials have not said whether the man taken into custody Wednesday afternoon is the shooter. Crawford was taken to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he was undergoing surgery late Wednesday morning, Wilson said.
BALTIMORE — Nationwide protests after the deaths of two unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York might cause officers to hesitate to use deadly force for fear of becoming the “next Darren Wilson,” Baltimore’s mayor said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, police unions say departments across the country are battling anxiety that could compromise officers’ safety. They called upon more police chiefs and elected leaders to vocally back officers, who have felt their public support erode even as they continue to do dangerous jobs protecting communities.
Peggy Williams, a grief counselor with Hospice of the Bluegrass and Don Turpin, the father of Michael Turpin who was murdered in 1986. This was one of Lexington’s most notorious murder cases! It involved a love triangle, some manipulation and the persuasion of a killer. Elizabeth Turpin, Michael Turpin’s wife persuaded a man named Keith Bouchard and her lesbian lover Karen Brown to kill her husband. Bouchard stabbed Michael Turpin 19 times then dumped the body in a pond at Lakeside Golf course.
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By RYAN GORMAN
Jury selection for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is set to begin just after the New Year. The revelation came as the accused terrorist appeared in court Thursday for the first time since 2013, according to local television station WCVB. The 21-year-old wore a dark sweater while sporting a full head of shaggy hair and a beard as he “swaggered” into the federal court room packed with FBI agents, according to the station.
Tsarnaev was led into the courtroom by marshals, and smiled as one of his attorneys patted him on the arm. He appeared to fidget while in his seat, even playing with his shirt collar, but was alert and listening to his lawyers, according to WBZ. The appearance was less than 20 minutes. It was punctuated by an anguished relative shouting as he was led away. More than a dozen survivors of the terror attack also filled the courtroom for the hearing. Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if found guilty of the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.
Jury selection is set to begin January 5.
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For the show tomorrow we are going to have two guests. Peggy Williams, a grief counselor with Hospice of the Bluegrass and Don Turpin, the father of Michael Turpin who was murdered in 1986. This was one of Lexington’s most notorious murder cases! It involved a love triangle, some manipulation and the persuasion of a killer. Elizabeth Turpin, Michael Turpin’s wife persuaded a man named Keith Bouchard and her lesbian lover Karen Brown to kill her husband. Bouchard stabbed Michael Turpin 19 times then dumped the body in a pond at Lakeside Golf course. We are also going to be discussing grief and coping with the holidays for the ones who have lost loved ones.
Partners for Youth was founded by Mayor Pam Miller in early 1995 after the shooting and killing of an African American youth by a white police officer in October 1994. PFY’s mission is to promote positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building. They do this by acting as a clearinghouse for community contributions including money and in-kind assistance to those programs serving young people. PFY assists in the coordination of these services in order for programs to work as cooperatively and effectively as possible to have the greatest impact in supporting youth.
Briana says, “I have always enjoyed working with youth in Lexington. When I began working at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in 2002, Ray (Larson) suggested that I go with one of the Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys to PFY’s board meeting. Once I saw all the positive things that they were doing within the community to help young people, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.” She became a board member in 2003. “The collaboration of PFY and the community truly does make a difference for youth. I look forward to continuing to do my part as part of the Board.”
Her term as Chair will expire on December 31, 2014 and she will pass the honor on to the new chair elect, Assistant Chief, Lawrence Weathers, with the Lexington Police Department.
For more information on Partners for Youth, go to http://partners4youth.org .