Ex-NYPD Officer Kevin Canty Fatally Shoots Wife in Front of Their Kids in Queens

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Ex-NYPD Officer Kevin Canty Fatally Shoots Wife in Front of Their Kids in Queens

SHOCK: Former NYPD officer Kevin Canty, 43, shot and killed his wife, Jessica Mera, in front of their two young children Saturday morning, in Ozone Park, Queens.

Jessica Mera was shot in the upper body inside their home on 104th Street in Ozone Park just before 11 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

Kevin Canty was arrested nearly two miles from their home, officials said.

A neighbor took the couple’s kids to a nearby deli. The neighbor said, “They said, my daddy just shot my mommy.”

 Ex NYPD Officer Kevin Canty Fatally Shoots Wife in Front of Their Kids in Queens

Richard Holcomb, Suspect in Security Officer Zakeem Berry’s Murder, Commits Suicide

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Richard Holcomb, Suspect in Security Officer Zakeem Berry’s Murder, Commits Suicide

Zakeem Berry, 23, a security officer with Town Center at Cobb, was found shot to death early Saturday morning near the Red Lobster on George Busbee Parkway. The suspect, identified as Richard Holcomb, of Rydal, Ga., was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Town Center at Cobb released a statement: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic event, our sincere condolences go out to the family of the security officer involved in the incident. Mall management is working closely with the Cobb County Police to share any details that may assist in the investigation of this senseless crime that is extremely shocking to all of us.”

Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said, “We have no idea why the suspect shot the victim.”  Police are asking anyone with information about Zakeem Berry’s murder to call 770-499-3945.

Police Veteran’s Son, Matthew de Grood, Charged in Calgary Mass Stabbing

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Police Veteran’s Son, Matthew de Grood, Charged in Calgary Mass Stabbing (Credit: St. Francis yearbook)

SHOCK: Matthew de Grood, the 22-year-old son of a veteran Calgary police officer, is facing murder charges after he allegedly stabbed five people to death at a party near the University of Calgary early Tuesday. The mass killing is the worst in the city’s history.

Matthew de Grood, who attended the University of Calgary, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, CBC reported.

Four men and a woman, between the ages of 22 and 27, were killed. Two of the victims, Zackariah Rathwell, 23, and Josh Hunter, 22, were members of a local band that held a party on Saturday to celebrate the release of their debut album, the Calgary Herald reported.

Police said Matthew de Grood arrived at the party carrying a weapon the police described only as a “an instrument” that he reportedly brought from work. He then grabbed a large kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed the victims he targeted. No motive in the mass stabbing has been disclosed.

 Police Veterans Son, Matthew de Grood, Charged in Calgary Mass Stabbing

TN ‘Pastor’ Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

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TN ‘Pastor’ Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

Tennessee pastor Randy Giulliani was arrested and charged with child rape for repeatedly sexually assaulting his step-daughter starting when she was five years old in Gallatin.

Giulliani has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and the rape of a child after the girl, now 14, accused him of performing sexual acts on her eight to 10 years ago. She said the alleged assaults took place when she was five or six years old.

Randy Giulliani was arrested after being interviewed several times during the investigation.  He was arrested on Friday in Sumner County, Tenn.

Randy Giulliani is being held at Sumner County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

 TN Pastor Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

3 People Dead After Shots Fired at 2 Jewish-Related Sites in Overland Park

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2 People Dead, 1 Critical, After Shots Fired at 2 Jewish Sites in Overland Park (Credit: @41ActionNews)

Two people were reportedly shot to death in separate shootings at two Jewish sites in Overland Park, KS, on Sunday. One person, described as a 16-year-old, is in listed in critical condition.

One person was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School. The suspect reportedly appeared to shout “Heil Hitler” as he was being led away by Overland Park cops.

Another shooting occurred at Village Shalom, an assisted living center at 5500 West 123rd Street.

Teens were auditioning for KC Superstar at the Lewis and Shirley White Theater inside the Jewish Community Center. CBS 46 is reporting that three people are dead in the Overland Park shootings.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City posted the following on their Facebook page:

 3 People Dead After Shots Fired at 2 Jewish Related Sites in Overland Park

Deadra Patton & John Marsden Strip Searched Over $3 Pair of Earrings Houston Beauty Supply Store

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Deadra Patton & John Marsden Strip Searched Over $3 Pair of Earrings Houston Beauty Supply Store (Credit: KHOU)

Shopping While Black:  Deadra Patton and her fiancé John Marsden said they were humiliated at Y Beauty Supply store in southeast Houston recently when they were overbilled for a $3 pair of earrings. Which Patton claims she never took. They were strip searched after the owner allegedly said blacks “always steal.” This is yet another case of “shopping while black.”

KHOU Houston: Deadra Pattum and her fiancé John Marsden have a bone to pick with Y Beauty Supply in southeast Houston. The couple said they were humiliated inside the store last week when they stopped by to purchase some hair extensions. “I’m not a thief,” said Pattum. They said they were over-billed for a pair of $3 earrings they never took. “I picked them up but I put them back,” said Pattum. “The owner said you people always steal,” said Marsden. “And he said give me the earrings and I call police. My rights were revoked.

The couple claimed they were threatened and forced to remain in that store. Marsden said he was intimidated by the manager and ordered to strip down and be searched. “So I took off my socks and shoes and I took off my pants,” said Marsden. “I was nervous.” Within minutes, a security officer showed up, and immediately looked at the surveillance video. “She never left the counter with those earrings in her hand,” the guard said. “There was no evidence of shoplifting.” Houston Police agreed. Their officers looked at the same video and found no evidence of shoplifting. Activist Quanell X is now involved.

“This was a classic case of racial profiling in its most humiliating form,” said Quanell X. “And something needs to be done about this.” The owners of the store refused to discuss the specific incident but said shoplifting is a big problem at their business. But Pattum insists she and her fiancé did nothing wrong.

“Everybody doesn’t shoplift,” said Pattum. “Everybody is not a thief. There are still honest people in the world.”

 Deadra Patton & John Marsden Strip Searched Over $3 Pair of Earrings Houston Beauty Supply Store

4-Year-Old Carder Brown Killed Returning from Father’s Funeral in Chester PA

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4-Year-Old Carder Brown Killed Returning from Father’s Funeral in Chester PA (Credit: NBC Philadelphia)

SHOCK: Four-year-old Carder Brown was struck and killed by a white passenger van as he returned home from his father’s funeral Saturday evening.

NBC Philadelphia reports Carder Brown had just exited a gold Dodge Charger at 11th and Upland Streets in Chester, Pa., when he was struck by a passenger van.

Brown was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police said his injuries were too severe. The driver of the van is being questioned by Chester police.

Carder Brown and his family had just returned from the funeral for his Dad, Derrick Brown, who was killed several days ago.

 4 Year Old Carder Brown Killed Returning from Fathers Funeral in Chester PA

Hillary Clinton Shoe-Thrower Alison Michelle Ernst Linked to Aurora Mass Shooter

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Hillary Clinton Shoe-Thrower Alison Michelle Ernest Linked to Aurora Mass Shooter

Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, who threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton in a Las Vegas casino Thursday, is linked to Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes. She attended a 2012 hearing for the mass shooter.

Authorities confirm Alison Michelle Ernst was escorted from a court hearing in August 2012 for Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70 others during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie.

Security personnel escorted Ernst from Mandalay Bay after she threw a black and orange sneaker past Hillary Clinton’s right ear.

 Hillary Clinton Shoe Thrower Alison Michelle Ernst Linked to Aurora Mass Shooter

Teens Je’Michael Malloy and Dominic Lock Charged in Murder of Danielle Locklear

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Teens Je’Michael Malloy and Dominic Lock Charged in Murder of Danielle Locklear

SHOCK:  Je’Michael Malloy, 17, and his 18-year-old friend, Dominic Lock, were arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old ex-girlfriend Danielle Locklear, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Malloy killed Locklear by strangling her and watching his friend stuff a sock down his throat before they tied her body to cinder blocks and dumped her in a river, the police said.

Dominic Lock was initially charged with conspiracy for allegedly helping carry Danielle Locklear’s body, but the charge has been dropped and he is now charged with second-degree murder, WRAL reported. Malloy is also charged with second degree murder.

Danielle Locklear vanished on March 11 and her body was found in the South River by searchers on April 3.

Je’Michael Malloy even offered to help her family in the search for Locklear and liked a Facebook group set up as part of the search. He reportedly killed her after the two got into an argument when she went to visit him. Both teens are being held on $100,000 bond.

 Teens JeMichael Malloy and Dominic Lock Charged in Murder of Danielle Locklear

DOJ: Albuquerque Police Department Violating Citizens’ Rights with Excessive Force

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DOJ: Albuquerque Police Department Violating Citizens’ Rights with Excessive Force (Creidt: YouTube)

The Department of Justice has found that the Albuquerque Police Department is violating citizens’s rights with excessive use of force.

The DOJ has found that the APD has established a pattern and practice in the use of excessive and fatal force that violates the Constitutional rights of those shot or harmed by police officers, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

The Justice Department reported  its findings in a letter sent to Mayor Richard Berry, stating, “We have determined that structural and systemic deficiencies, including insufficient oversight, inadequate training and ineffective policies, contributed to the use of unreasonable force.”

The DOJ reviewed 20 fatal shootings by APD between 2009 and 2013 and found that the level of force used in the majority of the cases was unjustifiable because the person killed by police was not a threat to police officers or the public. There is also evidence that the APD used excessive nonlethal force that resulted in significant harm and injury to people, when these people posed no threats.

–Albuquerque police officers too often use deadly force in an unconstitutional manner in the use of their firearms where there is no imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm to officers or others. Instead officers used deadly force against people who posed a minimal threat and the conduct of officers heightened the danger and contributed to the need for force.

– Albuquerque police officers use Tasers on people who are passively resisting, unable to comply with officer orders because of their mental state or posed only a minimal threat to officers.

–The use of excessive force by APD officers is not isolated or sporadic. The failure to implement an objective and rigourous internal accountability system has led to force incidents not being properly investigated, documented or addressed with corrective measures.

–A significant amount of force cases reviewed were found to involve persons with mental illness and in crisis. The department’s policies, training and supervision were found insufficient to ensure officers properly responded to people they encountered with mental illness or in distress.

The DOJ letter cites the fatal shootings of Andrew Lopez and Dominic Smith in separate incidents in 2009 as examples of excessive force on unarmed men. later examples include the shooting deaths of Alan Gomez outside a relative’s home in May 2011 and January 2010 shooting death of Kenneth Ellis which led to an $8 million civil settlement with the city. Source: Albuquerque Journal

The report shows that there seems to be a culture of acceptance of police brutality by the department overall. This comes as a mentally-ill homeless man, James Boyd, was shot in the back during a confrontation with APD officers. This incident, however, was not a part of the Department of Justice’s investigation.

 

 DOJ: Albuquerque Police Department Violating Citizens Rights with Excessive Force