‘I will slaughter every single blonde s**t I see’: Seven people killed as son of Hunger Games assistant director carries out drive-by shooting 'because women rebuffed his advances and he was a virgin at 22’
-Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, killing six
-Rodger also died of gunshot wound to the head; authorities have not confirmed if it was self-inflicted
-He posted a video to social media Thursday in which he rants about how women have rejected his advances
-Lamenting that he was a 22-year-old virgin, Rodger promises 'retribution’ and 'punishment’
-He says he plans to enter the 'hottest sorority on SCSB’ and 'slaughter’ the girls inside
-Rodger is believed to be the son of The Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger
(Opposing Views) An NYPD officer allegedly stole $1,300 from a man during a stop and frisk, and now, video of the shocking incident has been released.
Lamard Joye was celebrating his birthday with his friends and his sister Lateefah Joye, a professional basketball player in Europe, when the officers approached them for a random search. One officer reaches into Joye’s pocket and takes out a wad of cash totaling $1,300.
“Give me my money,” says Joye to the officer.
“I believe that this officer made an assumption that any money Mr. Joye possessed was obtained illegally and therefore he would not report the theft,” said Joye’s lawyer Robert Marinelli. “This assumption was wrong. Mr. Joye is a hardworking taxpayer. An incident like this would never occur in a more affluent section of the city.”
In the clip, the officer can be seen pulling out a bottle of pepper spraying and spraying Joye in the face. When Joye’s sister, the professional basketball player, complains about the money being taken, the officer pepper sprays her, too.
“I went to get his badge number and name,” Lateefah Joye said to NY Daily News. “I leaned over to see his badge. He pushed me away. I saw a two and a one and that’s when he pepper-sprayed me in my mouth and my whole face.”
Can we stop assuming that police are always honest and admit that people complaining about abuse might possibly be telling the truth? If there wasn’t video of this, rightwingers would be insisting that Lamard and Lateefah were “thugs” who were just getting what they deserved.
We need to acknowledge that the police version of events is no more trustworthy than those accused of crime. The cop crime wave is real and it’s not going to go away if we ignore it.
Ask the Joyes; their encounter with police wasn’t substantially different from an encounter with a street gang. And if there wasn’t video, no one would believe them, because cops use racial profiling to disguise their crimes.
A scary experience for three teenage girls began when a stranger followed them around a Southside Indianapolis gas station, police said, and culminated in a car chase on I-465 featuring flying bullets and shattered glass.
Anthony Martin, 28, Indianapolis, appears in Marion Superior Court this morning to hear charges against him for his actions the night of March 23.
Police say Martin followed the Mazda RX8 in which the three girls were riding after they fled his unwanted attention at a Speedway gas station at 5960 S. East St.
Just another Second Amendment Hero, taking on the tyrants.
(Huffington Post) The writer of a much-maligned New York Times article about Michael Brown admitted on Monday that he had made a mistake when he described the slain teenager as “no angel.”
Those two words that John Eligon chose, along with a series of of descriptions about Brown’s “dabbling” with drugs, alcohol and rap music, set off a scorching round of criticism for the way the paper had characterized Brown. The Times dug an even deeper hole for itself by writing a concurrent article about Darren Wilson, the man who killed Brown, in which Wilson was described as a “well-mannered, relatively soft-spoken, even bland person.” Many said that the contrast seemed to fit a pattern in which black victims of crime are maligned in the media.
The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch.
That was three years ago. One of the officers who worked in that department, and lost his job along with everyone else, was a young man named Darren Wilson.
The real insurance cancellation scandal is over. Obamacare fixed it.
Los Angeles Times, 2007: One of the state’s largest health insurers set goals and paid bonuses based in part on how many individual policyholders were dropped and how much money was saved.
Woodland Hills-based Health Net Inc. avoided paying $35.5 million in medical expenses by rescinding about 1,600 policies between 2000 and 2006. During that period, it paid its senior analyst in charge of cancellations more than $20,000 in bonuses based in part on her meeting or exceeding annual targets for revoking policies, documents disclosed Thursday showed.
The revelation that the health plan had cancellation goals and bonuses comes amid a storm of controversy over the industry-wide but long-hidden practice of rescinding coverage after expensive medical treatments have been authorized.
The practice was known as “rescission.” Companies hired people to go through the insurance forms of people undergoing expensive medical treatment, looking for typos or minor inaccuracies. If you forgot to mention a tooth filling – boom! – no chemotherapy for you. You’d have no insurance coverage at all and a pre-existing condition. You were screwed. This was the unregulated, free-market approach that Republicans tell you is so wonderful and perfect.
Obamacare made the practice illegal and in May of 2010, this particular corporate scam ended industry-wide.
“[Insurance companies] look for anything that they could say ‘you didn’t tell us about,’” Dale Rice, whose 17 year-old daughter’s coverage was pulled in the middle of a health crisis, told the Chicago Tribune. “They hope that people just lay down and die and don’t fight.”
The insurance industry was denying coverage and literally allowing people to die after taking their money for years. That’s a cancellation scandal and going back to that is not an option.