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- 06/20/18--20:28: _‘Stop Soros’ Bill P...
- 06/20/18--23:13: _‘Stealth Sheet’ Mak...
- 06/21/18--00:06: _Algeria Shuts Off T...
- 06/21/18--05:59: _Dedrick D. Williams...
- 06/21/18--06:23: _Turkish Singer Shot...
- 06/21/18--07:13: _Immigrant Kids Say ...
- 06/21/18--07:41: _Undocumented Mother...
- 06/21/18--07:44: _13-Year-Old Boy Fac...
- 06/21/18--07:52: _Koko The Gorilla, W...
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- 06/21/18--10:00: _Migrant Children Ce...
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- 06/21/18--12:39: _Melania Trump Blast...
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- 06/21/18--14:29: _Johnny Depp’s Lawye...
- 06/21/18--14:54: _‘Butt Juice’, A Bal...
- 06/20/18--18:00: Heavy Floods Bring Flash Floods To Southeast Texas
- 06/21/18--05:59: Dedrick D. Williams Arrested In XXXTentacion Murder Case
- 06/21/18--06:23: Turkish Singer Shot To Death In Nightclub
Scott Raymond Dozier has a date with an executioner. Sitting on death row in Nevada, Dozier will take his last breath on July 11.
As reported by Fox News, the Silver State will carry out its first execution in 12 years when the Department of Corrections puts Dozier to death next month. For this execution, Nevada will be using a three-drug combination that has never been tried before.
Dozier almost escaped his death sentence. Late last year, Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti refused to allow the execution because the drug combination could have been considered cruel and unusual punishment. Critics feared the mixture would not show if the condemned convict was suffering during the procedure.
Sections of Texas’ southeast coast that were hit last year by Hurricane Harvey found themselves under a flash flood warning Wednesday. At a detention center where hundreds stood waiting to be processed, downpours were reported, but problems from the rain were not.
Hidalgo County lies along the Mexican border and is already dealing with flash flooding and as much as six inches of rain. Now CNN reports that they have been told they can expect another two to four inches before the rain stops on Wednesday. The weather service issued warnings to people who try to drive through flood waters, saying, “Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.” Warnings for the area expired at 2:45 p.m. CT, and meteorologists are forecasting improved conditions in coming days.
Authorities found three dead bodies inside an apartment in residential Tuen Mun in Hong Kong after a relative of the family alerted police with concerns when there was no answer from the home. The victims were parents of former nursing student Pang Ching-yu, whose body was also found in the apartment.
Upon entering the dwelling, officers discovered that the husband and wife had both been slain with fatal wounds to their chests, waists, and legs, as reported by CNN. Police suspect that Pang committed suicide after brutally attacking her mother and father with the 30-centimeter knife which was recovered by crime scene investigators. As to the motive behind the violent and tragic act, the suicide note left in Pang’s bedroom suggests that her internal turmoil due to a life-long skin condition played into the murder.
On Tuesday, June 19, the family of a 12-year-old girl who was reportedly bullied at a New Jersey middle school and committed suicide because of it filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the principal and several other school officials, Rockaway Township, and its board of education, reported the New York Post.
Mallory Grossman repeatedly told her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, about the bullying — which occurred both online (via texts and Snapchats) and in person — from her classmates throughout the 2016-2017 school year.
The pre-teen’s mom said she made “numerous” complaints to administrators at Copeland Middle School but they did nothing that actually helped her child. She said one time they made Mallory and her bullies hug it out instead of disciplining them, and another time suggested she eat lunch in the guidance counselor’s office to avoid other students.
Then Mallory killed herself.
She took her own life on June 14, 2017, at the end of sixth grade, inside her family home.
Wednesday, June 20, marked the 18th annual World Refugee Day and the day the Hungarian Parliament approved a package of legislation that makes it illegal to help undocumented immigrants. The government gave the laws the name “Stop Soros” after George Soros, who has worked on behalf of Hungarian rights organizations. If the bill is signed into law, the New York Times reports that helping a migrant become a legal citizen by providing them with information about the asylum process or assisting them financially could land a Hungarian citizen in jail for 12 months. Even small acts of assistance like guiding them through an application would be against the law. Support for the law was overwhelming in the Parliament with 159 voting for its passage and only five voting against it. It was proposed by the party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the right-wing Fidesz party that currently holds a super-majority in Parliament and is strongly anti-immigrant. It now awaits the signature of President Janos Ader to become law.
As weapons become more sophisticated with the advances in technology, so do the countermeasures to weapons. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have invented the “stealth sheet,” which is a super thin sheet that can suppress infrared light. This can be used to mask people and vehicles that emit infrared light, which can normally be picked up by drones, heat-sensing night vision goggles, and infrared cameras, according to the Daily Mail.
The stealth sheet is made out of a bendable silicon material, masks up to 94 percent of infrared light, and is only a millimeter wide. The co-author of the study, Hongrui Jiang, described the concept behind the invention.
“You can intentionally deceive an infrared detector by presenting a false heat signature … It could conceal a tank by presenting what looks like a simply highway guardrail.”
Algeria’s decided that education is important enough to shut down the internet nationwide for an hour a day between June 20 and 25. Additionally, Facebook will be blocked during the entire duration of the exam period. The move is being done in order to ensure that high schoolers don’t cheat during their national high school exams, called the baccalaureate.
Education minister Nouria Benghabrit said that they are “not comfortable” with turning the internet off, but “we should not passively stand in front of such a possible leak,” according to the BBC. Benghabrit is alluding to incidents in 2016 and 2017 when students leaked the national exam questions online. In 2016, the leak led to over 500,000 students retaking the test.
An arrest has been made in connection to XXXTentacion’s murder. Dedrick D. Williams is currently being held in custody and the Broward County Sheriff’s Department is charging the 22-year-old with first-degree murder, according to TMZ.
During a vigil on Wednesday for the late rapper XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, his mother told family and friends she has been notified by police that an arrest has been made.
An unidentified person at the vigil claimed that there was a police chase on nearby highway I-95, which presumably led to the arrest of Williams for the murder of the 20-year-old rapper.
TMZ reports that the murder suspect was charged with probation violation for a previous grand theft charge. He is currently being held without bail.
Inquisitr previously reported on a TMZ story about an investigation into local rapper Soldier Kidd. It is currently unclear whether there is a connection to the arrest. Kidd has not been named as a suspect.
Shots rang out at a nightclub in the south-coast resort of Bodrum, killing an up-and-coming Turkish singer as well as the owner of the club, according to BBC News. Hacer Tulu, 40, died when four men opened fire in the club. While she and the owner, Mehmet Ali Sürensoy, were both killed, several others were wounded as well. Tulu was apparently hit as she crossed the stage, and unfortunately, efforts to revive her at the hospital didn’t work, according to MetroUK. The shooters fled the scene and later four suspects were detained at a police checkpoint in Manisa.
Immigrant children held at a Virginia facility say they were stripped, handcuffed to chairs, beaten, and left to shiver, naked, in solitary confinement, Business Insider is reporting. Meanwhile, a child psychologist who interviewed the kids said she observed bruises and broken bones, which the kids blamed on the guards.
As Time reports, the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, is one of three facilities with contracts from the federal government to house immigrant youth, separated from their parents, who were too violent or abusive to be allowed to stay in less-secure facilities. Many of the kids have been suspected of having gang ties, specifically to the violent Central American MS-13 gang, which Donald Trump has pointed to as a need for tighter border security.
The scene was extremely intense on Fox News as former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sparred with former Democratic National Committee advisor Zac Petkanas over the subject of separating children from adult migrants at the southern border of the United States.
As Petkanas introduced an emotional wildcard into the fray in an attempt to drum up sympathy for his side of the debate, according to the Inquisitr, Lewandowski simply made a sad trumpet noise, referring to his lack of faith in the anecdote. Petkanas was speaking to a story he had heard in which, recently, a mother was separated from her presumed daughter at the border; the daughter having down syndrome. Petkanas, for his part, replied with an incensed “How dare you? How absolutely dare you?” that has been replayed ad infinitum since the statement was made during the broadcast.
Parents usually give their children cell phones so they can call them in an emergency, but one Illinois student found another use and it may end up causing him to have a criminal record. Paul Boron is 13-years-old, and he’s facing a felony eavesdropping charge that could change the course of the rest of his life, reports IllinoisPolicy.org. The incident happened on Feb. 16 of this year when Boron was summoned to the principal’s office at Manteno Middle School after skipping out on a number of detentions he was supposed to serve. But before meeting Principal David Conrad and Assistant Principal Nathan Short, he pressed record on his cellphone.
The animal world just lost a legend.
According to the BBC, Koko, the brilliant gorilla that gained worldwide fame has passed away at the ripe old age of 46-years-old. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo but lived most of her life at the Gorilla Foundation in California. As many will recall, the gorilla became well-known after learning a version of American Sign Language and being able to communicate by using over 1,000 signs.
She also apparently understood some spoken English (around 2,000 words) and even had a pet kitten named All Ball, who she would cuddle with. Remarkably, the gorilla had a very high IQ of between 75 and 95. In comparison, the average IQ for humans is usually around 100, though many people test somewhere between 85 and 115.
A “White Civil Rights Rally” has been given approval and will take place in Washington on the anniversary of last summer’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, New York Magazine is reporting.
Jason Kessler, the man who organized the Charlottesville rally to protest the removal of a Confederate memorial, applied for and received permission from the National Park Service to hold an event “protesting civil rights abuse in Charlottesville Va / white civil rights rally.” A preliminary outline of the event suggests that participants will meet at an as-yet-unspecified place in Washington (that will be determined by D.C. police), walk to Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, and then return to the meeting point. Kessler says on his application that he expects about 400 people to attend.
The event will take place on August 11 and 12, the same dates when, in 2017, the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville turned deadly.
El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles received a phone call Friday morning. It was someone from the local office for the Department of Homeland Security, and they wanted to know if some of his deputies could put in some off-duty hours at a tent city located at the Tornillo-Marcelino Serna port of entry about 20 miles east of El Paso. It’s not unusual for law enforcement officers to pickup other work when they are not on duty, but the sheriff has final say on whether or not that work is approved. The tent city is used to house migrant children who have entered the U.S. unaccompanied but Homeland Security expected more children to be directed there after being “forcibly separated from their families” according to The Washington Post. Wiles told them he would not approve off-duty for any of his deputies for that purpose.
Kylie Jenner is not undergoing major plastic surgery to look like her mega-famous older sister, Kim Kardashian, despite rumors that the young makeup mogul may be going under the knife.
According to a June 19 report by Gossip Cop, the recent rumors that Kylie Jenner is desperate to look like sister Kim Kardashian are completely false. A report claiming that Kylie would do anything to appear similar to Kim is now being debunked.
The report reveals that Kylie Jenner is “dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars on surgery” to look like Kim Kardashian and that the new mother has already spent 100,000 on surgery since welcoming her first child, daughter Stormi Webster, back in February. The online report also claims that Jenner plans to have another $150,000 of work done in the future in hopes of resembling Kardashian.
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit on Thursday to a facility where immigrant children are being held, but it was the first lady’s choice of attire that’s getting most of the attention.
In the wake of the recently reversed policy to separate immigrant children from their parents after crossing the U.S. border, Melania Trump had tried to maintain a neutral stance, issuing a statement calling for an end to the policy and blaming both sides. But she waded into controversy on Thursday when she wore a jacket with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE” while making a visit to a facility where immigrant children are being held, the New York Post reported.
Proving that money alone does not buy happiness, a Canadian graphic novelist who is also the son of a millionaire was found guilty of multiple crimes related to the torture and murder of his fiancee.
According to People Magazine, Blake Liebel — the Canadian graphic novelist in question — tortured his fiancee to death just weeks after giving birth to their daughter.
The fiancee, Iana Kasian, was killed in May 2016. Their daughter, Diana, was only three weeks old when her mother was murdered.
Libel is the son of Lorne Leibel, who bills himself as a “real estate developer,” and is in fact one of the wealthiest men in Canada today. He was also a former Olympian. His mother, Eleanor Leibel, was an heiress to a plastics fortune who passed away in 2011. According to the outlet, Blake Liebel was living on an $18,000 a month allowance.
A new Rolling Stone profile of 55-year-old Hollywood actor Johnny Depp portrays the aging and scandal-plagued star as smoking pot with his 49-year-old lawyer Adam Waldman — who according to the article by reporter Stephen Rodrick appears to be Depp’s “closest confidant.” But who is Waldman? Depp’s lawyer is better known as the big-time Washington lobbyist who has become a figure in the ongoing scandal over connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
As Rodrick briefly mentions in the Rolling Stone Depp profile, Waldman represents 50-year-old Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the metals tycoon who is now under United States sanctions, as Bloomberg News reported. In addition to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deripaska owns a 48 percent stake in Rusal, the Russian aluminum-making giant that collected $1.4 billion in business from the United States in 2017 alone.
A Baltimore gangster with a rather unusual street name will be spending even more time in prison, possibly for the rest of his life, WBFF-TV (Baltimore) is reporting.
“Butt Juice,” or more accurately, Lamont Jones, was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to take part in racketeering and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics.
Jones is a member of the violent Up Da Hill (UDH) gang in the city’s impoverished Cherry Hill neighborhood. And despite the humorous name of one of their members, there’s nothing funny about them, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“UDH members and associates used violence and intimidation to protect themselves, the UDH organization, and their control of the drug trade in part of Cherry Hill.”