Michael Brown was laid to rest Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, and the city appears relatively calm. It is possible, however, that it is a pseudo peace pending the outcome of the grand jury proceedings for Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed the unarmed teen.
The deceased boy’s father asked for peace prior to Brown’s funeral, and his wishes were respected. Subsequently, there have been no reports on protests or justice seekers gathering during the day or assembling at night. Is this a peaceful sleep, or are people re-energizing themselves for action should Wilson walk free? During the memorial service, a clarion call resounded . . .
Click here to read about the current calm in Ferguson, Missouri.
Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a police officer and former Eastern Michigan University football player, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault of at least seven women between February and June 2014. All of the victims are black women . . .
Click here to read about Oklahoma city police officer, Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, and alleged sexual assaults on seven black females.
An FBI initiative, Operation Cross Country, has rescued 168 American children from sex trafficking and arrested 281 suspected pimps. Many of the children were under the supervision of the US welfare system but were never reported missing . . .
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According to a public court filing, the goal of the Seattle Pacific University shooter was “to kill as many as possible” before shooting himself. The killer has been identified as Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, who was not a student and had no relationship with the victims . . .
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The third victim in the Kansas shootings, Terri LaManno, was remembered as a “beautiful soul” by her daughter. She was shot in the parking lot of the Village Shalom Retirement Center on Sunday en route to visiting her elderly mother, as she did every Sunday. Two sisters were visiting their mother at the time of the incident, not knowing their sibling had been gunned down . . .
Read about the third victim in the Kansas shootings, described as a ‘beautiful soul.”
Frazier Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross), of Aurora, Mo., is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City and a woman at a nearby assisted-living facility. The suspect is known as a raging anti-Semite who founded the Carolina Knights of theand was its grand dragon in the 1980s . . .
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Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook school shooter, Adam Lanza, recently granted an interview to The New Yorker. There were no great revelations on why Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 children, six adults and then himself. More questions were raised than answers found, but a statement in which the father says he wishes his son had never been born is telling and problematic . . .
Click here to read about The New Yorker exclusive interview with Sandy Hook shooter’s father, Peter Lanza.
Former US Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested in Zimbabwe at the Bronte Garden Hotel in the capital city of Harare on suspicion of possession of pornographic videos and pictures, and an alleged immigration offense. In Zimbabwe, possession of pornography is illegal . . .
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The verdict is in for Michael Dunn. He has not been convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of Jordan Davis, 17, an unarmed black teenager, for playing what Dunn described as “thug music” loudly. He was found guilty on four other charges, three for attempted second-degree murder and one for firing 10 shots at a sports utility vehicle with four teens inside, three bullets fatally wounding Jordan . . .
Click here to read about the Michael Dunn verdict in the Florida “loud music” shooting case.
Robin Johnson, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for killing Chicago police officer, Richard Francis, with his own gun in 2008.
She maintains that she does not remember what happened the morning Francis was killed and learned of the charges as she recovered in a hospital from multiple gunshots fired by Francis’ colleagues . . .