friday investigations

buzzfeed.com
BREAKING: The Officer Who Fatally Shot A Black Teen Has Been Arrested And Charged With Murder
An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Roy Oliver, the former Texas police officer who shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards as he left a house party. Oliver later turned himself in.
By Jim Dalrymple II

The white former police officer who repeatedly fired a rifle into a moving car last week in a Dallas suburb, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, has been arrested for murder.

Officials issued an arrest warrant for former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on Friday. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office called for Oliver’s arrest “for the crime of murder” and said that he “intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death.”

Oliver turned himself in Friday evening at the Parker County Jail in Weatherford, about 95 miles west of Dallas. He was later released on $300,000 bond.

In a statement, Lee Merritt — an attorney representing Edwards’ family — said that the warrant, while not taking away the pain caused by the shooting, “has brought a bit of reprieve in a time of intense mourning.”

“Although we realize that there remain significant obstacles ahead on the road to justice, this action brings hope that the justice system will bend against the overwhelming weight of our frustration,” Merritt said.

Oliver shot Edwards — a freshman at Mesquite High School, outside of Dallas — on April 29 as he was leaving a house party in Balch Springs.

Police say the shooting happened after officers responded to reports of several drunk, underage “kids” walking around a neighborhood at night. When officers arrived, police said they heard gun shots and witnessed Edwards leaving the party in a car with other teenagers. Oliver then fired several rounds from a rifle at the vehicle, fatally striking Edwards in a passenger seat.

Jordan’s 16-year-old stepbrother, Vidal Allen, was driving the vehicle during the shooting and noticed Jordan’s head was “smoking,” Merritt said, and then flagged police to help.

Initially, police claimed that the vehicle had been backing up toward officers in “an aggressive manner,” but later said the officers’ account of what happened was inaccurate and the car had actually been driving away. Police came to that conclusion after reviewing dashcam footage.

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber announced Tuesday that Oliver had been fired. Haber said Oliver violated several department policies during the incident, though he did not say which ones.

“You have my assurances my department will continue to be responsive, transparent, and accountable,” Haber added.

Edwards was an honor student and athlete and was “very well liked by his teachers, coaches, and fellow students,” the Mesquite Independent School District said in a statement.

Accompanied by Edwards’ parents at a news conference Monday, Merritt said, “We are declaring war on bad policing.”

“This has happened far too often,” he said. “We are tired of making the same rhetorical demands, and having the same hashtags.”

According to the sheriff’s statement Friday, the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and “does not conclude with the arrest of Roy Oliver.”

How Will WhoDunnit Work?

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WhoDunnit will be lasting till the end of October, hopefully. If it ends earlier, then I will consider doing a round 2, with all new characters. However I may go past October and little bit into Novemeber, so if that happens, I am sorry.

SCHEDULE

You guys will get 2 posts each day for WhoDunnit, along with I’m A Lover. These will be posted at 2 and 6 pm central time. However every Friday I will post 3, and that third one will be posted at 8 pm central time.

INVESTIGATION

Every Friday I will post a poll to see who you think DUNNIT. This will give me insight to not only see if people are on the right path, or if I’m just being super obvious. You guys will have to work together to solve the mystery.

STORY LINE

The story will work the same as I do with my legacy. There will be a complete story line and not just random things going on. Everything in the pictures matter.

HINTS

There will be no hints given, after all in a real investigation you don’t recieve any hints. So please don’t ask for one.

CHARACTERS

If you see some of the people who are in the story try to solve the story, just know that they are like you, and have no idea WHODUNNIT. So please let them also try to figure it out and not push them away. This also means they have no idea if they are the ones that actually DUNNIT.

TRY TO SOLVE

So if you are wondering how you will be able to come together with other people to solve the mystery have no fear. There are multiple ways to communicate.

1. MESSAGE EACH OTHER

2. COMMENT ON THE POSTS

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask! I may have forgotten something but didn’t realize it!

PS THE POSTS WILL CONTAIN SOME FOUL LANGUAGE AT POINTS

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09.13.17 On Friday 13th, Lustmord investigated dark matter in a compelling show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. Set the controls for the heart of the abyss.

businessinsider.com
New details about major Russian money-laundering investigation raise the stakes of Trump Tower meeting
The Russian lawyer who met with President Trump's son, son-in-law, and campaign manager was representing a client under scrutiny in a criminal investigation.
By Natasha Bertrand

Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian prosecutor with ties to the Kremlin, was representing the real-estate company Prevezon Holdings in a civil suit filed by the US government in the Southern District of New York when she visited Trump Tower on June 9, 2016.

Prevezon, which is owned by the son of a powerful Russian government official, was part of a parallel criminal investigation, according to court documents filed late last year. A person familiar with the matter told Business Insider that the criminal case was ongoing, corroborating a Bloomberg report published earlier Friday.

The criminal investigation had not yet been disclosed when Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Bharara in March, and there was no mention of it when the civil case was settled in May for $5.9 million.

[…]

House Judiciary Committee Democrats wrote in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year that they were “concerned” the Trump Tower meeting and the settlement “may be connected — and that the Department may have settled the case at a loss for the United States in order to obscure the underlying facts.”

Target said Friday that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected.

The chain also indicated its sales have been hurt by the breach, cutting its forecast for fourth-quarter earnings and a key sales barometer.

Its stock slipped in premarket trading.

Target Corp. announced in December that about 40 million credit and debit cards may have been affected by a data breach that happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 — just as the holiday shopping season was getting into gear. But the net has now been cast wider, with more shoppers potentially impacted.

The company told customers Friday that its investigation of the breach has shown that personal information had also been stolen and more customers were affected.

“I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this,” Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement.

The company said customers won’t be liable for the cost of any fraudulent charges that stemmed from the breach.

It’s also offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to customers that shopped at its stores. Individuals will have three months to enroll in the program, which Target said it will provide more details next week.

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The New York Times, “Target Says Data Breach Caught Up to 70 Million Customers.”

For context, 70 million customers would comprise just under one-fourth of all of the people in the United fucking States.

Hey, good job, Target.

buzzfeed.com
BREAKING: FBI Investigating Black Church Fires
There’s no indication the fires in states across the South are connected, a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, but FBI and ATF officials are cooperating with local investigators.
By Darren Sands

WASHINGTON — The FBI and ATF are cooperating with local authorities to investigate the recent spate of fires at black churches, a spokesperson for the FBI confirmed Sunday.

In recent days, there have been four fires at churches across four states — Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Three of the four have been ruled arsons by investigators; a cause for the fourth, at Grover Grove Baptist in Warrenville, S.C., had not been determined by investigators on Friday.

“They’re being investigated to determine who is responsible and what motives are behind them,” said FBI spokesperson Paul Bresson. “I’m not sure there is any reason to link them together at this point.”

The cause of a fifth fire, at College Heights Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio, was still being investigated Sunday.

The fires come just days after Dylann Roof allegedly went on a racially-motivated killing spree at a black church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting left nine dead and sparked a nationwide outcry against racial intolerance, and even a nationwide debate about the symbolism of the Confederate flag. The alleged shooter was seen in multiple photos posing with the flag.

Arsonists Strike Black Churches Across The South

[NEWS] 2014.06.13 Teen Top L.Joe tries out acting for the first time, appears as a cameo on

Eng trans: @oursupaluv

Source: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&oid=108&aid=0002309512&sid1=001&spi_ref=pc_news_twitter

Please do not take out without permission.

Teen Top L.Joe looks stylish in uniform on ‘Flower Grandpa Investigation Team’

TOP Media expressed on the 13th, “L.Joe will appear as a cameo on tvN Friday drama ‘Flower Grandpa Investigation Team’ (scriptwriters Moon Sunhee, Yoo Namkyung; Kim Jinyoung produced). In the drama, he’ll be appearing as a high school student who will provide a lead in the investigation. He has been preparing his acting skills for a long time so you’ll be able to see a part of it, so do look forward to it”

On the 12th, L.Joe uploaded on his own twitter along with selca he took while filming “Hello. I’m Uhm Siwoo. It’s my first time so I was really nervous!” In the photo, L.Joe wore a nametag not of his real name but Uhm Siwoo. We are looking forward to how his character will play out on the show.

On the other hand, L.Joe’s cameo appearance on ‘Flower Grandpa Investigation Team’ will air on episode 7, this coming Friday, 20th June at 9:50PM KST.

Authorities to Seize a Roman Statue in Queens That They Say Was Stolen

Federal investigators on Friday plan to seize an ancient Roman sculpture from a Queens warehouse on behalf of Italian officials who say there is evidence the marble statue of a reclining, half-clad woman valued at $4 million was looted from Italy decades ago.

United States officials said that they began tracking the life-size, 1,700-pound statue last year after they were alerted that it had been exhibited for sale at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan by Phoenix Ancient Art.

In a complaint filed on Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, the authorities said the sculpture had served as the lid on an 1,800-year-old sarcophagus of a Roman noblewoman, and was probably looted in the 1970s or early 1980s. Officials said they did not know when the statue entered the United States or where precisely it came from in Italy. Read more.

More lies by the Baltimore PD: “#FreddieGray injured himself in the van.” #BaltimoreUprising #JPCTumblr

WaPo article:

BALTIMORE — A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.

The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.

The document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, offers the first glimpse of what might have happened inside the van. It is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version, which is just one piece of a much larger probe.

Gray was found unconscious in the wagon when it arrived at a police station on April 12. The 25-year-old had suffered a spinal injury and died a week later, touching off waves of protests across Baltimore, capped by a riot Monday in which hundreds of angry residents torched buildings, looted stores and pelted police officers with rocks.

Police have said they do not know whether Gray was injured during the arrest or during his 30-minute ride in the van. Local police and the U.S. Justice Department both have launched investigations of Gray’s death.
Jason Downs, one of the attorneys for the Gray family, said the family had not been told of the prisoner’s comments to investigators.

“We disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,” Downs said. “We question the accuracy of the police reports we’ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.”

Baltimore police said they will wrap up their investigation Friday and turn the results over to the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office, which will decide whether to seek an indictment. Six police officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended.

Capt. Eric Kowalczyk, chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, declined to comment on the affidavit, citing the ongoing investigation.
The affidavit is part of a search warrant seeking the seizure of the uniform worn by one of the officers involved in Gray’s arrest or transport. It does not say how many officers were in the van, whether any reported that they heard banging or whether they would have been able to help Gray if he was seeking to injure himself. Police have mentioned only two prisoners in the van.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has admitted flaws in the way officers handled Gray after they chased him through a West Baltimore housing project and arrested him. They said they later found a switchblade clipped to the inside of his pants. Batts has said officers repeatedly ignored Gray’s pleas for medical help and failed to secure him with a safety belt or harness in the back of the transport van.

Video shot by several bystanders has fueled the rage in West Baltimore. It shows two officers on top of Gray, their knees in his back, and then dragging his seemingly limp body to the van as he cried out.

Batts has said Gray stood on one leg and climbed into the van on his own.
The van driver stopped three times while transporting Gray to a booking center, the first to put him in leg irons. Batts said the officer driving the van described Gray as “irate.” The search warrant application says Gray “continued to be combative in the police wagon.”

The driver made a second stop, five minutes later, and asked an officer to help check on Gray. At that stop, police have said the van driver found Gray on the floor of the van and put him back on the seat, still without restraints. Police said Gray asked for medical help at that point.

The third stop was to put the other prisoner — a 38-year-old man accused of violating a protective order — into the van. The van was then driven six blocks to the Western District station. Gray was taken from there to a hospital, where he died April 19.

The prisoner, who is in jail, could not be reached for comment. No one answered the phone at his house, and an attorney was not listed in court records.

Batts has said officers violated policy by failing to properly restrain Gray. But the president of the Baltimore police union noted that the policy mandating seat belts took effect April 3 and was e-mailed to officers as part of a package of five policy changes on April 9, three days before Gray was arrested.

Gene Ryan, the police union president, said many officers aren’t reading the new policies – updated to meet new national standards – because they think they’re the same rules they already know, with only cosmetic changes. The updates are supposed to be read out during pre-shift meetings.
The previous policy was written in 1997, when the department used smaller, boxier wagons that officers called “ice cream trucks.” They originally had a metal bar that prisoners had to hold during the ride. Seat belts were added later, but the policy left their use discretionary.

Ryan said that until all facts become clear, he “urged everyone not to rush to judgment. The facts as presented will speak for themselves. I just wish everyone would take a step back and a deep breath, and let the investigation unfold.”

The search warrant application says that detectives at the time did not know where the officer’s uniform was located and that they wanted his department-issued long-sleeve shirts, pants and black boots or shoes. The document says investigators think that Gray’s DNA might be found on the officer’s clothes.

​The “Freddie Gray injured himself” canard is false, defamatory, and racist rumormongering! #FreddieGray #BaltimoreUprising #JPCTumblr

Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye to clean up a massive cyber attack that knocked out the studio’s computer network nearly a week ago, three people with knowledge of the matter said. Technology news website Re/code reported on Friday that Sony was investigating to determine whether hackers working on behalf of North Korea have launched the attack in retribution for the studio’s backing of the film “The Interview.” Read more