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December 1, 2021

Tucson Moves to Fire Officer Seen Fatally Shooting Man in Wheelchair

The Tucson Police Department moved swiftly on Tuesday to fire a police officer after he fatally shot a man in a motorized wheelchair who was suspected of stealing a toolbox from a Walmart and flashing a knife when challenged.

Police bodycam video shows an officer pursuing the suspect and yelling, “Do not go into the store, sir,” as the man, identified as Richard Lee Richards, 61, continued to the entrance of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Monday night. The officer, Ryan Remington, fired nine shots and hit the man in the back and side, the police said, causing Mr. Richards to hunch over and fall in front of a display of pink and red flowers.

A store surveillance video shows Officer Remington placing handcuffs on a motionless Mr. Richards.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Police Chief Chris Magnus said he was “deeply disturbed and troubled” by Officer Remington’s actions.

“His use of deadly force in this incident is a clear violation of department policy and directly contradicts multiple aspects of our use of force and training,” Chief Magnus said. “As a result, the department moved earlier today to terminate Officer Remington.”


December 1, 2021

Deadly shootout in Rex neighborhood leaves 4 dead including officer, others injured


Rex, Georgia Mass Shooting as Police Officer Among 3 People Killed

A police officer and two others were killed in a shooting in Georgia on Tuesday night.


Officers received fire from an unknown location while trying to locate the juvenile victim and render aid to the female victim, police said.

Three people have died, including Clayton County field training officer Henry Laxson.

Another Clayton County police officer, Alex Chandler, was shot in the hand, police said, while a juvenile victim is in a critical, but stable condition.

Police said the suspect in the shooting was killed during the exchange of gunfire with law enforcement.


December 1, 2021

High school shooting..dad bought the gun 4 days ago

Oakland county shooting..reported at press conference held an hour ago

November 30, 2021

1 dead After massive Oak Tree, Estimated at 100K Pounds, Falls on Encino Home. neighbor had concerns

A tree, weighing in at 100,000 pounds according to firefighters, came crashing down on a home in Encino late Sunday night, resulting in the death of one man.

A tree fell on a home in Encino, trapping two people and a dog who were able to escape, and killing a 60-year-old man.

Firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the call around 11 p.m. on Sunday, and arrived to see that the huge oak tree had fallen, with great force, on a two-story home on Odessa Avenue.

The Urban Search and Rescue team, along with 30 firefighters, assisted those inside the home.

Two women, and the family dog, were trapped on the first floor. They were able to escape with the assistance of the fire department.

A man in his 60s was found on the second floor of the home, killed by the tree's collapse.

It's too early to say what caused the tree to fall in the first place, but firefighters say it does not appear to be related to the weather.



Although winds were calm Sunday night, strong gusts did blow through the region just last week.

Neighbor Tony Montero said he often expressed concerns to his wife that the tree looked dangerous.

“It was leaning directly over the house … it was probably 30 degrees,” Montero said.

Kevin Franks said the family has followed the rules set forth by the city to maintaining the tree, including working with an arborist and using chains to “keep stuff from falling.”

November 30, 2021

'I'm amazed at how GENTLE LAPD is with this white girl that ran on the tarmac at LAX

'I'm amazed at how GENTLE LAPD is with this white girl that ran on the tarmac at LAX (federal offense) no weapons were drawn, they brought the firefighter for medical attention,' Figaro wrote in a final tweet before her own flight left for the evening.

Figaro, who is black, explained how the woman opened the door to gate 12B and ran down the stairs onto the tarmac.

'The girl ran past me & ran out the exit door, down the steps and onto the tarmac to stop a plane! A Southwest employee ran down the steps to stop her. The police eventually showed up and handled her with care.I recorded because I do not see Black people treated this way.'

The woman appeared to be extremely distressed as she ran around the tarmac while trying to escape the clutches of a man who was dressed in black who attempted to restrain her.

At one point she managed to get extremely close to the waiting aircraft and was pulled away and pushed back by the man.


November 29, 2021

call for young democrat Kansas lawmaker to resign after 2nd arrest in a month: DUI/domestic battery

– A 21-year-old embattled Kansas lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving—his second arrest in less than a month—and is facing fresh calls for his resignation or removal from office. A Kansas trooper arrested Aaron Coleman around 1am Saturday on Interstate 70 near Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Coleman was taken to the Douglas County Jail, where he bonded out hours later, per the AP.

At the time of the arrest, Coleman was already out on bond from an Oct. 30 domestic battery arrest. In that case, he allegedly pushed, hit, and spit on his 18-year-old brother in a fight that erupted because the brother was going to get baptized, according to court documents. The Kansas City, Kansas, Democrat has been embroiled in controversy since before he took office after being elected in 2020 and has acknowledged past abuses against girls and young women. A legislative committee reprimanded Coleman in writing in February over those abuses.

Last month, Coleman also was banned from the Kansas Department of Labor's offices over allegations of disruptive behavior. Coleman said he was trying to help constituents. Both Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman, a Republican, and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly have joined the chorus of those calling for Coleman to resign. If he refuses to resign, Kelly said, the Legislature should remove him from office, saying his latest arrest "is further evidence that he is not fit to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives." Coleman didn't immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment.


November 29, 2021

First recorded Hall-of-Fame ballot is awful news for Curt Schilling

repubs blaming "woke mob" for keeping him out


Will Curt Schilling make it into the Hall-of-Fame this year? He's in his final year of eligibility to make it and one early ballot isn't exactly going to be something that gives many folks who want him in hope that he'll actually make it.

Jack McCaffery submitted the first ballot for this year's round of Hall-of-Fame voting and Schilling wasn't a player McCaffery picked despite previously voting for him.
November 29, 2021

The toll of one man's mental illness: 17 criminal cases, six competency hearings, one failed conserv

** long read at link ***

The toll of one man's mental illness: 17 criminal cases, six competency hearings, one failed conservatorship

The reunion was a replay of so many painful encounters that she could no longer keep them straight in her thoughts.

She had rushed from a lunch engagement still wearing a silky flowered dress. She sat on a curb beside her 45-year-old brother in the trash area of a Pasadena strip mall. She made small talk, easing into the big question: Would he let her take him back to his home?

If he didn't go, he would soon be picked up on a warrant. He was AWOL from his court-supervised diversion program.

Sympathetic social workers had helped Sarah Dusseault find her brother after he left his residential care facility in South Los Angeles and walked back to old haunts in Pasadena. Dusseault, who is a prominent figure in local government efforts to help the homeless, had pleaded with them to commit him on a 72-hour psychiatric hold under the standard of grave disability.


John Samuel Maurer, 10th of 11 brothers and sisters, was an intelligent, charming and handsome college student when the first cracks in his winning personality began to show. While his sister Sarah was rising to prominence in Los Angeles political circles and brother Steve was advancing in the medical ranks at Patton State Hospital, John was descending into a vortex of mental illness, caroming from one placement to another, slipping through virtually every institution in a safety net so tattered that not even his accomplished siblings could make it work.

And if they couldn't help, what chance is there for people whose relatives lack such connections?

November 29, 2021

Flyers linking Jewish community to COVID pandemic found at homes in Beverly Hills, police say

The Beverly Hills Police Department has launched an investigation into what they're calling a "hate speech incident" after propaganda-style flyers about the COVID-19 pandemic and Jewish people were found at several homes.

Police say they received a call at around 6 a.m. on Sunday from a resident who reported seeing one of the flyers on their front yard.


November 29, 2021

Witnesses Describe Still At-Large Suspect In Fatal Shooting As Male, 70's, Walking With cane

Witnesses Describe Still At-Large Suspect In Fatal Cypress Park Shooting As Male, 70’s, Walking With Cane

CYPRESS PARK (CBSLA) – Authorities responded to reports of a shooting in the 2600 block of Roseview Avenue Sunday, near the intersection of Cypress and Roseview Avenues.

The call came in at around 11:47 a.m. and an approximately 40-year-old male victim was discovered at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division said the victim was transported to County USC Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police also said witnesses described the suspect, who was still at-large, as a male in his 70’s who was walking with a cane.


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