A police officer had to have her partner cut her hair to escape a woman's grip, but the videos only tell part of the story.
Nancy Grace's main passion these days is parenting her twins, 10-year-old Lucy and John, with husband David Linch.
Police in New Jersey are investigating an a video appearing to show a police officer punching a woman in the head while trying to subdue her. The incident involving 20-year-old Emily Weinman of Philadelphia, took place on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey and was filmed by another beachgoer. The officers involved have been put on administrative leave as the police department investigates.
There are more than a million people in the U.S. currently in prison who have children under the age of 18. One of them, a mother of two, writes to the daughters she left behind.
A flight attendant on a plane traveling from Denver to Williston, N.D., reportedly displayed “erratic behavior,” and one passenger called the flight attendant “belligerent” in a tweet.
This link is well-documented. The Golden State Killer, unmasked as Joseph James DeAngelo, fits this pattern, as new information about him has revealed. DeAngelo is said to have had “a volatile relationship ” with his estranged wife, Sharon Huddle. DeAngelo even yelled at her from the driveway outside the home.
Seattle is leading the way. The city is on the verge of tossing out old convictions for marijuana possession, and with legalization spreading across the country it's past time other cities and states follow suit. SEE ALSO: America's favorite hypocrite John Boehner will now lobby for marijuana According to The Hill, officials are looking to vacate old possession charges which have dogged 542 people over the years. In a statement, Seattle's Mayor spoke to the necessity of trying to undue the damage wrought by years of failed policy. “Vacating charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession is a necessary step to correct the injustices of what was a failed war on drugs, which disproportionately affected communities of color in Seattle,” wrote Mayor Jenny Durkan. The convictions under consideration all came prior to 2010. Washington legalized marijuana in 2012. At present, recreational marijuana use is legal in nine states and Washington D.C. — and yet there are people in those states who still have old possession convictions on their records. That needs to change. "The war on drugs in large part became a war on people who needed opportunity and treatment," continued Mayor Durkan. "While we cannot reverse all the harm that was done, we must do our part to give Seattle residents — including immigrants and refugees — a clean slate." USA Today reports that a municipal judge is presently reviewing the convictions. In a motion filed Friday by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, the logic behind the push is made explicit. "A drug conviction, even for the misdemeanor offense of Possession of Marijuana, can have significant negative collateral consequences affecting a person's employment opportunities, educations options, qualification for government benefits and programs, travel, and immigration status," he wrote. "According to a report by the ACLU, African-Americans are 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for possession of Marijuana than Caucasians, even though both groups consume marijuana at similar rates." And there it is. Throwing out these past convictions is one necessary step on a long journey to right the wrongs and heal the damage caused by the racist war on drugs. Hopefully, Seattle is just the first city of many to do what is already long past due. WATCH: Here's your handy guide to weed legalization in the U.S.
Updated | A woman using the restroom at a Starbucks in Atlanta claims she found a hidden camera taped in the stall. The camera, which reportedly had dozens of videos on it, including some footage of people using the bathroom has since been confiscated, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We were quite concerned to learn this and are grateful to our customers and partners who took action to involve local authorities,” a Starbucks spokesperson wrote in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jessica Griffith, 43, and Timothy Griffith, 45, along with their two children, Samantha Badel, 16, and Alexandre Griffith, 5, and pet German shepherd were found dead in their Mapleton home just months after moving to Utah from Switzerland. Timothy was found in an upstairs bedroom "with a shotgun between his legs.” Jessica and the couple’s biological son were hidden under a blanket on the bed with their heads covered by pillows. "I have found multiple text messages from Jessica to Timothy about not feeling well and having headaches.
When a Starbucks customer shared video of two black men being arrested in a Philadelphia outlet, a controversy quickly arose online. Police say the incident is being reviewed.
Kaitlyn Ecker was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse and booked into the Wakulla County Jail, authorities announced Friday. A child abuse investigation was first launched in January, when Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives looked into allegations that Ecker had involved the child in meth and marijuana use at her home. Kaitlyn Ecker, 20, was arrested April 12, 2018 on charges of child abuse, lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor.
The adoptive grandmother of a teenager who starved to death in her family home has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect, false imprisonment, and multiple other crimes. A district court judge sentenced Carla Bousman to the maximum prison time possible after the 63-year-old confessed to not seeking medical help when she found her 16-year-old granddaughter in distress. The Perry, Iowa native was tasked with carrying for her granddaughter, Sabrina Ray, on the day she died.
Police have launched an investigation in response to footage taken by a concerned citizen who says a dog being dragged by a driver "almost went underneath the tire."