A recent Kean graduate has been charged with being responsible for a series of tweets threatening black students at the school two weeks ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.
Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, of Union was charged by summons with third-degree creating a false public alarm.
Park said an investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Unit and Kean University police found that McKelvey, a self-proclaimed activist, participated in a student rally regarding racial issues on Nov. 17, but left midway through the rally and walked to a computer station in a university library.
We anticipated this last night. But so nice to know that he can still go to classes. BTW, where is the picture of this kid? No one has put out a real picture of him, he’s already appeared in court, yet nothing.
DOWNTOWN — A college student who threatened to kill 16 white students or staff members at the University of Chicago — leading the school to cancel classes Monday — was ordered released from federal custody Tuesday. […]
At a hearing Tuesday, he was released on home detention at his mother’s Grand Crossing apartment and ordered not to use the internet. He will be allowed to stay in classes at UIC. He will forfeit $4,500 if he misses his next court hearing.
“This turned out better than I thought, ” said Phillip Rutherford, Dean’s uncle, after the hearing. “Everyone was professional and that was the best we could hope for.”
Officials and family members said they didn’t think Dean had the means to commit the crimes he threatened. His uncle couldn’t say why he targeted the Hyde Park school.
“Why did he pick the University of Chicago? I don’t know. It’s silly,” Rutherford said.
A group of millionaires and billionaires that includes major investors in green energy are using the international climate talks kicking off this week to push for more government subsidies for the types of companies in which they are investing.
The Breakthrough Energy Coalition on Monday unveiled policy proposals demanding that governments step up their “investment” in green energy companies. The coalition’s founding members include a host of financiers with significant green energy portfolios.
Car service, hotels, and accommodations for the president and other administration officials to attend climate change talks in Paris are costing taxpayers nearly $2 million, according to government contracts.
The COP21 meeting of global leaders, which President Obama said is a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists, began on Monday. Representatives from 195 countries traveled to Paris, burning 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide for the United Nations conference that is seeking to reduce global emissions.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to hold a new trial for their client, citing a Supreme Court decision that a U.S. law stiffening sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a gun was overly broad.
Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection on June 24 in the 2013 bomb attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260.
Defense attorneys on Tuesday argued that Tsarnaev’s conviction and sentence were tainted by the law, which affected half of the 30 criminal counts he faced. Keep reading…
Vladimir Putin’s leadership evokes Soviet-style politics and posturing. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama suggested he take lessons from Soviet military history, too.
For years, Obama has followed a “laissez-fail” policy for Syria’s Bashar Assad — a hands-off waiting for him to fall from power — that has been driven by what he considered the wrongheaded, and costly, American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under George W. Bush.
Similarly, Obama said, when Putin weighs his decision to intervene to support Assad in Syria, he should keep in mind the Soviet Union’s own no-win intervention in Afghanistan, which began in 1979 and lasted nine long and bloody years.
The porn star accused of sexually assaulting three of his costars has a long history of making inappropriate jokes about rape.
James Deen’s Twitter account is filled with insensitive quips about sexual assault and casual references to rape.
“It’s not rape if you yell surprise,” he wrote in 2009. He tweeted the same punchline twice more, in 2011 and 2012.
Deen — who was one hailed as porn’s “feminist” sweetheart for encouraging discussion about sexual consent and diversity in the adult entertainment industry — has been accused of sexually assaulting three of his costars.
The new movie ‘REVENANT’ features a shocking scene of a wild bear raping Leo DiCaprio!
The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Some in the audience escaped to the exits when the Wolf of Wall Street met the Grizzly of Yellowstone.
The story of rural survivalism and revenge reaches new violent levels for a mainstream film.
The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling.
Detroit’s police chief says he believes the number of armed citizens in the city would deter would-be terrorists from carrying out attacks similar to those in Paris for fear of return fire.
“A lot of Detroiters have CPLs (concealed pistol licenses), and the same rules apply to terrorists as they do to some gun-toting thug, Chief James Craig said, The Detroit News reported. “If you’re a terrorist, or a carjacker, you want unarmed citizens.”
n Detroit last year, 1,169 handgun permits were issued and more than 8,000 guns were registered with the police department, The Detroit News reported. Statewide, more than 115,000 gun permits were issued, according to Michigan State Police and more than 30,000 Detroit residents are legally armed.
Although officials maintain there are no specific or credible threats, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security last week released a bulletin to 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, warning police there could be attacks similar to the Nov. 13 terrorist strikes in Paris.
Chief Craig made waves in 2013 when he said more armed citizens would help drive down crime in the city. In 2014, he attributed a 37 percent drop in the number of robberies in Detroit to armed citizens.
Director Spike Lee sees parallels between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
“He wants to close down the mosques now,” Lee said Monday in an interview with The Daily Beast, referring to Trump.
“That’s like the Nazis,” Lee continued. “That’s Hitler, [Italian fascist leader Benito] Mussolini, the Axis powers.
“You can’t do that,” the filmmaker added.
Trump is pushing for closer scrutiny of America’s Islamic communities following last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris. About 130 people died and more than 300 others were wounded during coordinated violence across the French capital on Nov. 13.
Trump has responded by calling for stricter surveillance of the nation’s mosques following the attacks. He has also proposed a national registry of Syrian refugees.
Elizabeth Warren is the only female Democratic senator who has not endorsed Hillary Clinton, Washington Post reporter Anne Gearan reported Monday.
On Monday night, 13 out of 14 women Democratic senators will join Clinton in Boston to boost her candidacy. Warren’s name was “conspicuously missing” from promotional literature despite that the event was held in a city Warren represents, according to MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell.
Warren’s adversarial relationship with Wall Street and big business is more in line with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) than Clinton, who is viewed as insufficiently liberal by part of the Democratic Party’s base.
Still, Warren has withheld her endorsement of any candidate, possibly to use it as leverage later in the race.
“Whomever she ends up endorsing would then sort of owe some allegiance on the issues that Senator Warren cares most about, progressive economic issues primarily,” Gearan said.
ANKARA, Turkey — An explosion near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday injured at least one person, a Turkish official said. The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known, but some reports said it might have been caused by a faulty transformer.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said the explosion occurred at an overpass near the city’s Bayrampasa station. Several ambulances were sent to the area.
Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said at least one person was slightly injured.
“The cause of the explosion is not known. We are assessing every possibility,” Sahin said.
NTV television said six people were injured. The Istanbul mayor’s office said subway services in Istanbul were halted on the entire network following the explosion.
As the number of classified Hillary Clinton emails grew to nearly 1,000, they also reveal how freely she and her staff shared information on the Benghazi attacks, including confirming the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens – and even celebrating her controversial hearing appearance where she asked, “What difference, at this point, does it make” what led to the attacks.
The emails were part of the largest release yet of Clinton documents from the State Department.
The batch contained 328 emails deemed to have classified information. According to the State Department, that brings the total number with classified information to 999.
That alone drew outrage from Republicans, with the RNC saying the sheer number of emails with classified material “underscores the degree to which Hillary Clinton jeopardized our national security and has tried to mislead the American people.”
But the document dump also potentially creates more problems for Clinton in her attempt to move past the fallout from the Benghazi attacks.
Notably, the emails show her aides congratulating her after her initial January 2013 testimony on the attacks before Congress. During that hearing, she got into a dispute with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., over the conflicting narratives about the motivation for the attack and what preceded it – the State Department had come under fire for initially pointing to a protest over an anti-Islam film. Clinton told Johnson, expressively, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
During and after the hearing, aides forwarded Clinton congratulatory messages.
“I’m being flooded with emails about how you rocked,” deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin wrote. “And you looked fabulous.” One supporter wrote a message with the subject line: “twitterverse abuzz with Hillary-kvelling,” using the Yiddish word for gushing praise.
The media is reporting today that Ted Cruz has called the Planned Parenthood shooter a ‘transgender leftist’, but that’s not what he said at all. He was simply pointing to the fact that we don’t have enough information about the shooter to make a decision, and referenced our report that the shooter had been registered as a female on his voting record after the news reporter said it was reported that the shooter said ‘no more baby parts’. He wasn’t calling the shooter a transgender leftist, just saying there are reports suggesting it.