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- Justice Department announces Baltimore police investigationWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force to identify law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday. Lynch visited the city and met with city and community leaders earlier this week, in the aftermath of riots and unrest. Her announcement fulfills a request from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who initially appeared determined to fix the city’s problems on her own, but then requested a Justice Department investigation. Soured relations between the police and the communities they serve is “one of the most challenging issues of our time,” Lynch said in announcing the investigation, adding that there has been “a serious erosion of public trust.” The investigation, similar to ones undertaken in cities across the country such as Ferguson, Missouri, and Cleveland, Ohio, will look for trends of unconstitutional policing practices within… ..... Read More.2 years ago
- Video released shows suspect surrender, cop kicks him in the head anywayVideo has been released of an incident that occurred almost two years ago in which a Delaware police officer can be seen kicking a suspect into unconsciousness. The dashboard camera footage was released following an indictment and investigation into the Aug. 24, 2013 incident, which took place prior to the events in Ferguson that touched off a national debate on race and police brutality. In the video, officers are seen responding to a call about a fight. Watch the disturbing video below: Lateef Dickerson (Dover Police Department) The caller said that one of the men involved in the fight is wearing a yellow shirt and hat and had a gun. When officers arrived on the scene, they spotted Lateef Dickerson, who was wearing the white shirt and yellow hat. Dickerson obeyed commands from Cpl. Thomas Webster IV and one other officer to lie facedown on the ground, but when he did so, Webster kicked… ..... Read More.2 years ago
- Marlon Wayans is spoofing ’50 Shades of Grey’ film with ’50 Shades of Black’Marlon Wayans, along with producer-director Rick Alvarez, are taking on 50 Shades of Grey with their upcoming spoof, Fifty Shades of Black. IM Global’s Matt Jackson and Glendon Palmer will be executive producing and had this to say about the project: “We’re excited to pair up once again with Marlon, Rick and Mike on Fifty Shades of Black, and we look forward to together creating another wholesome slice of entertainment for all the family.” Wayans added, “We’re excited to be back in business with IM Global doing our comedic remix of this movie. Sex and comedy go hand-in-hand and I’m looking forward to having fun with this project. It’s amazing when a film of this caliber comes along begging to be made fun of. I’m really happy to be doing what I love with people I love to do it with. That double entendre was intentional.” IM Global is planning to release the project… ..... Read More.2 years ago
- Police say man posted Instagram videos of him robbing bankVIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (AP) — A man accused of robbing a Virginia Beach bank posted two videos and a photo of the incident to his Instagram account. Police tell WAVY-TV 23-year-old Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca walked into a TowneBank on Monday and handed the teller a note asking for $150,000 in bonds. Before he left, he recorded the incident on his cellphone and posted the videos and photo of the note online. The videos show the teller putting stacks of cash in a bag. Watch a full report on the ‘Instgram bandit’ below: Officers picked up Alfonseca 20 minutes after he left the bank carrying a gym bag full of money. Watch video of Alfonseca ‘receiving’ $100k in cash below: In a jailhouse interview, Alfonseca told the station Wednesday that asking for money isn’t a crime. Alfonseca believes he’ll be found innocent in court. It is unclear if he has… ..... Read More.2 years ago