Andreas Lubitz Girlfriend Kathrin Goldbach Pregnant with Couple’s First Child

Andreas Lubitz Girlfriend Kathrin Goldbach Pregnant with Couple's First Child

Andreas Lubitz Girlfriend Kathrin Goldbach Pregnant with Couple’s First Child

Kathrin Goldbach

Kathrin Goldbach, the girlfriend of Andreas Lubitz, who “deliberately” crashed the Germanwings plane in the French Alps killing 150 people, is reportedly pregnant with their first child.

Goldbach broke off the relationship due to Lubitz’s increasingly erratic and controlling behavior just weeks before the crash.

German newspaper Bild reports the couple had an off-and-on again relationship for the last seven years. Kathrin Goldbach, a teacher, reportedly broke off the relationship with Lubitz because his erratic behavior left her in fear for her safety.

There are reports that investigators found a “small mountain of pills” during a search of Lubitz’s apartment. He was refusing to take his anti-depressant medication.

Separately, there are reports that he told captain Patrick Sondheimer multiple times that he can go to the bathroom any time and that he would take over the controls. According to recordings from the doomed Germanwings flight’s black box, Sondheimer can be heard screaming, “Open the goddamn door!” as Lubitz flew the plane into the French Alps.

Lubitz was reportedly living on the edge due to a deteriorating blurry vision and was said to be fearful that he would lose his job.

Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Made “Deliberate Attempt” to Crash Germanwings Plane

Andreas Lubitz Germanwings crash

Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Made “Deliberate Attempt” to Crash Germanwings Plane

Andreas Lubitz

The co-pilot, identified as Andreas Lubitz, 28, for Germanwings Flight 4U9525 that crashed in the French Alps made “deliberately attempt” to down the plane, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said on Thursday.

Andreas Lubitz had 630 hours in flying time for the Airbus A320. The prosecutor said he had all the paperwork in place and was “fully qualified” to fly the plane. He is not on any terror list and they do not know his religion.

PICTURED: Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot who deliberately crashed Germanwing plane

PICTURED: Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot who deliberately crashed Germanwing plane (Photo Credit: Facebook)

The AFP reported Andreas Lubitz lived with his parents in the western town of Montabaur and had a flat in Dusseldorf, the town’s mayor Gabriele Wieland told national news agency, DPA, according to the Telegraph.

A mother of a schoolmate told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that he had told her daughter he had taken a break from his pilot training because he was suffering from depression.

“Apparently he had a burnout, he was in depression,” the woman, whom the paper did not name. Source: Telegraph

Brice Robin revealed that the captain was identified as Stephen S, a father of two. He was deliberately locked out of the cockpit by Lubitz.  Lubitz used the flight monitoring system to put the plane into a descent, which can only be done manually.

At that point, the co-pilot uses the flight monitoring system to put the plane into a descent – something that can only be done manually. The pilot knocks and asks Lubitz to let him in and then starts banging furiously when he got no response.

Robin said, “His breath was not of somebody who was struggling. He never said a single word. It was total silence in the cockpit for the 10 past minutes.” He added, “Alarms were triggered to tell the crew how close the land was” and “then we hear violent blows as to break down the door.”

Prosecutor Robin said, “I don’t think that the passengers realized what was happening until the last moments because on the recording you only hear screams in the final seconds.” Adding, “death was instantaneous.

Brice Robin’s press conference about Andreas Lubitz:

Germanwings Plane Crash: 1 Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash

Germanwings plane crash

Germanwings Plane Crash: 1 Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash

#BREAKING:  According to a report, audio indicates one of the Germanwings pilot was out of the cockpit before the Flight 4U9525 crashed over the French Alps.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”

He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

While the audio seemed to give some insight into the circumstances leading up to the Germanwings crash, it also left many questions unanswered.

“We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out,” said the official, who requested anonymity because the investigation is continuing. “But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door.” Source: NY Times

Germanwings Crash: 16 Students, Teachers from Joseph Koenig Gymnasium on Flight

Germanwings Crash: 16 Students, Teachers from Joseph Koenig Gymnasium on Flight

Germanwings Crash: 16 Students, Teachers from Joseph Koenig Gymnasium on Flight (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

GERMANWINGS CRASH

GERMANWINGS CRASH:  Germanwings flight 9525 was “obliterated” when it crashed in the Alps this morning, killing 150 people. Among those booked on the flight were 16 students and two teachers from German high school, Joseph Koenig Gymnasium. The school is located in Haltern. A crisis center has been established at the town’s city hall.

The plane crashed in a mountainous region in southern France and crews may not be able to retrieve any bodies due to the harsh weather. Some of the recovery crew may have to access the area on foot or by chopper. There is not a piece of the plane left that is bigger than the size of a car. They don’t believe anyone survived the crash.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the flight data recorder has been recovered at the crash site. There were 144 passengers and six crewmembers on board the Germanwings flight. Two babies were also on the flight bound for Dusseldorf, Germany, from Barcelona.

Joseph Koenig Gymnasium has released the names of the students and teachers killed in the crash. They include:  Selena Eils, Gina Michelle Gerdes, Ann-Christin Hahn, Marleen Koch, Fabio Rogge, Steffen Strang, Aline Venhoff, Rabea Scheideler, Caja Westerman, Lea Druppel, Linda Bergjurgen, Julia Hermann, Paula Lutkenhaus, Helena Siebe; and teachers, Sonja Cercek and Stefanie Tegethoff.

17 Tourists Killed in Bardo Museum Attack in Tunis, All Hostages Released

17 Tourists Killed in Bardo Museum Attack in Tunisia, All Hostages Released

17 Tourists Killed in Bardo Museum Attack in Tunisia, All Hostages Released (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

The Tunisian government said 17 tourists were killed in the Bardo Museum attack in Tunisia’s capital city of Tunis. Two of the attackers were also killed. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but it is a strong possibility that ISIS may be involved. No Americans were among those killed.

The gunmen in the Tunisia attack were dressed in military attire. Scores of people were injured in the museum attack.

A cruise ship had recently docked in the harbor and it is believed some of the tourists killed in the attack were passengers on that ship.

Jeffrey Williams Charged with Shooting 2 Cops During Ferguson Protests

Jeffrey Williams Charged with Shooting 2 Cops During Ferguson Protests

Jeffrey Williams Charged with Shooting 2 Cops During Ferguson Protests

Jeffrey Williams, 20, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault for shooting two police officers outside the Ferguson police headquarters last week. He had taken part in the protests after Police Chief Tom Jackson resigned last Wednesday prior to the shooting. It should be noted that public information helped the police arrest Jeffrey Williams.

Williams was also charged with one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. He is being held on $300,000 cash-only bond.

Williams reportedly admitted to firing on the two officers. He may have had a dispute with some other people who were at the protests following the resignation of Police Chief Tom Jackson. It is not clear, however, if Williams did target the officers. A 9 mm handgun was recovered when Williams was arrested. Officials have tied the weapon to shell casings found at the scene of the shootings.

Jeffrey Williams was on probation for receiving stolen property. He had an outstanding arrest warrant. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Williams’ arrest came as a result of members of the public contacting police investigators.

Shooting Cops Isn’t the First Step to Healing in Ferguson MO

Shooting Cops Isn't the First Step to Healing in Ferguson MO

Shooting Cops Isn’t the First Step to Healing in Ferguson MO (Photo Credit: AP Video Screengrab)

(OPINION) — Shooting two officers isn’t the first step to healing in Ferguson, MO. It’s a travesty. I was appalled to learn that two officers were shot. They were called in from a different police department to help with crowd control during protests outside the police headquarters in Ferguson. That is simply unacceptable under any circumstance.

I am all for peaceful protests, but what transpired in Ferguson last night was just disgraceful. It is not clear if the shooters were from Ferguson or not. The reality is a few bad characters are hurting the cause of people in the community and the country, who want to see real change.

One officer was shot in the shoulder and the other in the face. They are said to be in serious condition and expected to survive, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Belmar said he felt police have been fortunate since protests erupted in Ferguson in August after the police shooting of Michael Brown in that officers patrolling those protests have not been injured.

“But I have said all along that we cannot sustain this forever without problems,” he added. “That’s not an indictment of everybody that’s expressing their First Amendment rights but we have seen in law enforcement that this is a very, very dangerous environment for officers to work in regarding the amount of gunfire that we have experienced up there.

Belmar said there were no suspects in the shooting and he was unsure of any links to the protests. “I don’t know who did the shooting, to be honest with you, but somehow they were embedded in that group of folks,” he said.

Police chief Belmar said one officer was with the St. Louis County Police Department, while the other was with the Webster Groves department.

I won’t join the shrill chorus from the right wing blaming President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton for this sad turn of events. There are a few people hellbent on making trouble. They should not be allowed to drown out the voices of those people who want to see change. One thing I know, is that the attempted murder of police officers, who put their lives in harm’s way on a daily basis, isn’t the way for Ferguson or any other city to heal.

Amateur video from shooting:

Black Teen Tony Robinson Killed in Police-Involved Shooting in Madison WI

Black Teen Tony Robinson Killed in Police-Involved Shooting in Madison WI

Black Teen Tony Robinson Killed in Police-Involved Shooting in Madison WI (Photo Credit: WKOW Video Screengrab)

Unarmed black teen Tony Robinson was shot and killed in a police-involved shooting in Madison, Wisc., Friday evening. The officer involved has been identified as Matt Kenny, a 12-year veteran of the force. He was also involved in a fatal shooting in 2007.

Protests erupted in the Wisconsin’s capital city overnight over Tony Robinson’s shooting death. Police chief Mike Koval claim the 19-year-old allegedly assaulted officers who were responding to a scene at a Madison apartment. He said the officer acted in self-defense.

Chief Koval said it’s not clear if Robinson had any sort of weapon. “Initial findings at the scene did not reflect a gun or anything of that nature that would have been used by the subject,” he said.

When asked about the number of shots, Koval said he thinks it’s safe to say there was more than one shot fired.

The officer was knocked down by a blow to the head. He was taken to the hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released. Koval said the first officer responded around 6:30 p.m. to call of a man dodging in and out of traffic.

“Before we arrived, the call was updated by another complaintant who indicated that this same subject was responsible for a battery,” Koval said. The chief says the officer went to the apartment he thought the man had gone into, where he thought he heard a disturbance and forced entry to the apartment.

“This same subject then assaulted my officer and in the context of mutual combat, the officer did draw his revolver and subsequently shot the subject,” Koval said. Source: WKOW

Tony Robinson was set to attend attend Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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DOJ: Michael Brown Didn’t Have Hands Up in Surrender When Killed by Darren Wilson

DOJ: Michael Brown Didn't Have Hands Up in Surrender When Killed by Darren Wilson

DOJ: Michael Brown Didn’t Have Hands Up in Surrender When Killed by Darren Wilson

The Department of Justice has closed the case on the Michael Brown shooting and will not bring any charges against Darren Wilson. (CLICK HERE TO READ DOJ REPORT)

The findings also disproved claims by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, that the teen raised his hands to surrender before he was gunned down. The report said, those reports were “inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence.”

In a report released on Wednesday, prosecutors said that “Wilson’s actions do not constitute prosecutable violations” of federal civil rights law, CNN reports. The DOJ said, “There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson’s stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety.”

This ruling comes one day after the Justice Department released a 100-page report that found the Ferguson Police Department systematically discriminated against blacks.

 

Charley Saturmin Robinet ID’d as Homeless Man Killed by Cops on Skid Row

Charley Saturmin Robinet ID'd as Homeless Man Killed by Cops on Skid Row

Charley Saturmin Robinet ID’d as Homeless Man Killed by Cops on Skid Row (Photo Credit: Venture County Sheriff’s Office)

French national Charley Saturmin Robinet, 39, has been identified as the homeless man killed on Skid Row by LAPD officers. He served 14 years in federal prison for armed bank robbery.

Robinet was accused of pistol-whipping a bank teller during a 2000 robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The LA Times reports, Robinet told police after his arrest that he robbed the bank of $33,500 to pay for acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Charley Saturmin Robinet’s immigration status at the time of his death is unknown, but he admitted during his 2000 arrest that he was in the U.S. illegally.