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Chicago refuses to release video of officer-involved shooting death of 17-year-old black teen

Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn't even show it to aldermen Wednesday before they approved a $5 million settlement with the family.

The October 2014 shooting death of Laquon McDonald hasn't generated the same kind of national attention as other recent high-profile confrontations involving officers. After some, in such places as South Carolina, Oklahoma and Arizona, video was released that quickly went viral.

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Teacher Filmed Putting Student In Chokehold

A video taken on a cell phone which shows a teacher placing a student in a chokehold while attempting to break up a fight has surfaced. The boy’s parent, identified as Shunkita Qualls, said her 16-year-old son was involved in a fight with another student at Northeast Prep in East Memphis. She told reporters that she thought the teacher had used more force than was absolutely necessary, causing bruises all over the boy’s arms and neck. Qualls also said a police report had been filed and hoped the teacher would be punished.

Six Baltimore Police Officers Suspended After Man In Custody Dies From Severe Spinal Injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable."

$600,000 Worth of Cocaine Washes Up On Shore In Florida

Twenty-one kilos of cocaine washed up on shore in Florida near Sandpiper Cove around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities say.

The street value is estimated at $600,000 according to nwfdailynews.com

The drugs were bale wrapped in cellophane with a label that said “Adidas.” Destin Beach Safety noticed the bale and alerted the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators arrived at the scene and took possession of the drugs.

“There’s no telling how far offshore this was or how long it had been floating,” Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said.

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Two Teachers Arrested After Fighting Over A Man In Front Of Students

A love letter on Facebook sparked an on-campus, profanity-laced fight between two teachers at Rex Hill Middle School in Rex, Georgia. The altercation allegedly got so out of hand, an officer ended up arresting both instructors.

The police report tells the tale of a love triangle that erupted into fighting and cursing in front of students.

Parents of the students were in disbelief during school hours.

“That’s outrageous. That’s outrageous,” said parent Robert Fisher.

Man Left To Die After Grindr Date Slashes His Throat In Bed

Shane Dunn, 25, slashed the throat of a gay man he met online after they had sex then left him for dead while pretending to call an ambulance last year.

Dunn, who referred to himself as ‘Gypsy Boy’ online, agreed to meet Ian Garrod, 55, at his home after meeting him on the gay hookup app Grindr, then attacked him with a kitchen knife later that night.

Mirror adds:
Police have issued a warning to web users looking to meet strangers online for sex after Dunn was caged for 12 years for his sickening crime.

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Prisoner Tries To Carve 666 Into His Forehead, But He Forgot He Was Looking In A Mirror

A hapless prisoner botched an attempt to carve '666' onto his own forehead after he forgot he was looking into the mirror.

Nikko Jenkins was left more than just red-faced after the numbers came out backwards in the bungled self-mutilation stunt.

The inmate is said to have told a judge during a recent telephone hearing of the irreversible mishap.

He carved the fabled ‘sign of the beast' made famous in the classic horror movie The Omen, backwards — making them look more like upside-down 9s, according to court officials.

Two Men Rape 14 Year Old Girl They Lured From Instagram

Two men posed as a father and son over the Internet to lure a 14-year-old girl and then raped her repeatedly, police say.

Orlando Roberts, 45, a convicted sex offender, raped a child more than a decade ago, police say.

This time, he had a partner in Javon Henson, 19, of District Heights.

The two men contacted the Laurel teen online and lied to her mother. Police say they raped the girl over and over in a Northwest D.C. house.

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73 Year Old Grandmother Convicted Of Killing Husband 30 Years After Killing Second Husband

A 73-year-old grandmother from Northern California has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her third husband - three decades after being acquitted of killing her second husband.

The Sacramento Bee reported a Placerville jury took less than two hours Wednesday to return a guilty verdict against Colleen Ann Harris.

Seventy-two-year-old Robert Harris was found dead from a shotgun blast at the couple's home in 2013.

Colleen Harris testified that she couldn't recall the events leading up to his death because of traumatic memory loss.

Married Prison Guard Sentenced For Having Sex With Convicted Rapist

A former female jail worker in Washington County, Oregon, has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for repeatedly having sex with a convicted rapist in a supply closet.

Ex-Washington County Jail staffer Jill Curry, 39, cried in court on Monday as she read out a statement in which she claimed that Jang-Li Delgado Galban, a 25-year-old gang member housed in the jail's maximum-security unit, had seduced her.

Judge Charles Bailey was less than convinced by Curry’s tears. 'I find that stupid and ludicrous,' he said.

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