Two women in Madison, Wisconsin were arrested Wednesday night after punching and threatening to kill a police officer who was responding to a 911 call about a nearby street brawl.
Within minutes of arriving on the scene, police said the officer attempted to arrest a woman he saw punch a man in the face but was quickly overwhelmed by a mob of people chanting anti-police slurs, including “We need to start killing these officers.”
Police said Nanyamka N. James, 20, attacked the officer in an attempt to free her mother, Latonya B. James, 40, WISCTV reported. The mother grabbed the officer by the throat and punched him in the face, according to a Madison Police Department press release.
One witness told police that they heard the mother repeatedly threatening to kill the officer.
The mother was arrested for battery to a law enforcement officer, possession of pepper spray, and resisting arrest, according to the Madison Police. Nanyamka N. James, who is on parole, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.
Family members said the victim is 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith.
Investigators said Smith was taking selfies with a gun at an apartment in the 9800 block of Forum Park Drive and Bissonnet around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the gun accidentally went off, shooting the 19-year-old in the throat and killing him.
“It’s the worst feeling in my life,” said the victim’s uncle Eric Douglas.
“It’s a numb feeling. It’s still unbelievable. Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and now this kind of news,” said Smith’s grandmother Alma Douglas.
Family members said Smith has two young children and was starting college Wednesday.
Investigators said Smith’s cousin was in the apartment but in another room when it happened. The cousin told police they found the gun earlier Tuesday, but investigators are working to find out where.
Police said Smith believed the gun was unloaded at the time.
FBI special agent T. Scott Hendricks has filed an affidavit explaining why Southwest Airlines diverted a San Diego-Chicago flight to Amarillo late Monday and booted six passengers off the flight.
The six, said to be members of a San Diego area soccer team, were subsequently arrested and charged with “interference with a flight crew and abetting.”
Basically, according to Hendricks per Southwest, the passengers -Khalid Yohana, 19; Wasim Imad Shaker, 23; Essa Solaqa, 20; Ghazwan Assad Shaba, 21; Jonathan Khalid Petras, 20; and Saiman Hermez, 19- were refusing orders from the flight attendants, challenging their authority and being mean to other passengers.
You could excuse Gwendolyn Harris for thinking she was finally getting some breathing room.
The 51-year-old Clevelander has a $9-an-hour-job in the health care industry and Medicaid coverage. Then she took on another job, working part time helping people enroll in health insurance.
Harris said she never thought helping others get coverage could affect her own care. But that’s exactly what happened.
The part-time job at Universal Health Care Action Network put her above Medicaid’s income threshold, and therefore ineligible for coverage.
“You know, I’ve heard people say it’s better just to stay poor,” Harris said. “But that’s not the solution. That is not the solution for me.”
Gov. John Kasich’s administration, which has expanded Medicaid coverage, has also encouraged people to pursue jobs and get off the government rolls. In that sense, Harris is a success story — until you consider what happened next.
She began to look for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the federal law that has expanded coverage to millions of Americans. Harris said she has a chronic health condition that is going to require surgery soon, so she wanted to find something comprehensive.
What she found under Ohio’s options was a plan with $405 monthly premium, a $2,000 deductible, and a maximum of $6,600 in out-of-pocket costs. The government subsidy brought the total premium down to $334 a month, but she said the discount is not enough to make it affordable.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento City College is on lockdown following a shooting that left one person dead and two people injured.
The shooting was reported to police just before 4 p.m. and happened on campus near the baseball field.
Three people were shot, one fatally, according to a statement from the Sacramento Fire Department. The condition of injured victims is unknown; however, one of the victims was reportedly shot four times.
Multiple police units are at the school searching for the suspect who is described as a Pacific Islander. He is shirtless and wearing cargo shorts.
The suspect is being connected to a shooting that also happened Thursday afternoon off Gerber Road. That victim was leaving home for work when he was shot through the windshield.
MILLIS — The Millis police officer who claimed he was fired upon by a man in a pickup truck on Wednesday fabricated his account, will be fired, and likely will face criminal charges, Millis police said Thursday.
The officer’s report triggered a massive response of heavily armed police officers who conducted an hours-long search for a suspect. The town closed its public schools Thursday as a precaution after the police dragnet on Wednesday.
The officer was driving a marked police SUV when, he said, he was fired upon by a white man in a pickup truck, which forced him to drive his SUV off the road and into a tree, where the vehicle caught on fire. He claimed he had fired back at the suspect.
But Millis police said Thursday the officer, whom they declined to identify, shot up the marked cruiser himself.
Occupiers from Black Lives Matter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) descended upon California’s capitol Wednesday by the hundreds, demanding state legislators pass a new bill on racial profiling, and calling on Governor Jerry Brown to sign it.
Senate Floor Analysis notes that the bill, AB 952, would require peace officers conducting “stops” to begin reporting the “perceived race or ethnicity, gender, and approximate age of the person stopped.”
Europe’s migrant crisis escalated last night as border controls were reintroduced and Germany admitted it could no longer cope with the influx.
Berlin had sought to criticise others – including Britain – for not taking in enough refugees after it announced it would no longer deport those coming from Syria.
But the EU’s passport-free travel zone was on the brink of collapse after Germany was forced to ask Italy to tighten border controls.
As tensions between European leaders unable to agree on how to handle the crisis simmered, Slovakia’s foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak said the Schengen Agreement removing border checks between 26 European countries has fallen apart.
Last night, as the numbers crossing into Germany reached nearly 150 per hour, it asked Italy to impose identification checks at Brennero, on the border with Austria, to ease the flow.
An unprecedented surge of migrants has been trying to get to the country after Berlin last week began accepting asylum claims from Syrian refugees regardless of where they entered the EU.
It has caused chaos across eastern Europe as authorities have struggled to cope with the vast numbers who, as undocumented migrants, are theoretically barred from travelling across the EU. Figures released yesterday showed a record 104,460 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month.
Donald Trump ruled out a third-party run for president on Thursday, announcing in the lobby of his landmark Trump Tower in New York that ‘I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and to the conservative principles for which it stands.’
‘I have signed the pledge,’ he told journalists and supporters.
Trump’s press conference followed an afternoon meeting with Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
His campaign announced the event after the RNC began circulating a pledge to its 2016 presidential candidates that would commit them to supporting the party’s eventual 2016 nominee.
It also requires them to forgo a third-party bid if they should come up short in the party primary races.
How many trees are there on Earth? It’s the ultimate estimation game, but a group of Yale researchers believe they have arrived at the most precise answer yet.
There are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth — nearly eight times as many as was previously thought, according to the study, which was released in the journal Nature. Scientists who worked on the study relied on satellite imagery, forest inventories and supercomputers to help map the number of trees on Earth down to the square-kilometer level.
Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer.
“We’ve had some headwinds particularly around the email question,” said Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. “There’s been a lot of noise that’s made it more difficult to break through.”
On Friday, Clinton will sit down for an interview with MSNBC — the third national television interview of her four-month presidential campaign.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday afternoon that no public official, including the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed earlier in the day for refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is above the law.
Kim Davis, a clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, was found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody Thursday.
Earnest told reporters during his daily media briefing that he had not yet talked with President Obama about Davis being taken into custody.
“On principle, the success of our democracy depends on the rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the rule of law,” Earnest said. “Certainly not the President of the United States, but neither is the Rowan County clerk. That’s a principle that is enshrined in our Constitution and in our democracy and it’s one that obviously the courts are seeking to uphold.”
A Maryland man is custody after police say he threatened to kill residents in the town of La Plata in a social media post.
Police say 20-year-old Carlos Anthony Hollins posted the threat on Twitter. According to the La Plata Police Department, the tweet read, “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA.” The tweet also included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.
“Purge” is a reference to the “The Purge” series. Both the original film and its 2014 sequel depict a night in which crime is legal for 12 hours without any consequences.
Vice President Joe Biden told a roundtable in Davie, Florida on Thursday that it was a “totally legitimate argument” that sanctions relief will enable Iran to “do more of the bad things they’re doing now” like fund terrorism and destabilize the Middle East.
The relief as part of the nuclear agreement reached in July totals roughly $100 billion. Iran funds Hezbollah and Hamas, among other terrorist groups, and is the world’s leading sponsor of terror.