Disciplinary record of ex-officer who held Eric Garner in chokehold is finally released

Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” is a phrase that has become a chant protesters use to decry deaths of Black people at the hands of police, including George Floyd, who was seen with a Minneapolis Police officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes before he died in May. All four former officers […]

In a crowded field, Jimi Hendrix – who Marianne Faithfull always regretted turning down for Mick Jagger – was rock’s number one Lothario, says a major new biography by PHILIP NORMAN

It fascinated him that Handel had lived next door and he bought albums of the composer’s Water Music and Messiah, which he played often. He was even convinced he once saw Handel’s ghost, describing how ‘an old guy in a nightshirt and a grey pigtail just walked through the wall while I was standing there’.

Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Number Of New Cases Sets Record, Jumps Far Above Highs Seen Last Week

But Dr. Ghaly said later in the press conference that R is “just slightly above 1. I’d say 1.2.” She said models show R constant and stable at that 1.2 rate through early July. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said it was close to 1.3 earlier that week.

Police disciplinary records are largely kept secret in US

A court ruling in a lawsuit in Chicago opened up the system there a few years ago. A data program created by an activist and journalist at the center of the lawsuit has even been used by members of the department to look at others’ files when they are assigned new partners or new officers […]

Walking in LA? Mayor says people must have a mask with them

Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area are also starting to show some differences. Six counties lauded for their coordinated shelter-in-place orders — the first in the nation — are diverging from their regional approach with three announcing plans to allow curbside sales for clothing stores, bookstores, flower shops and other retail businesses starting Monday.

How George Floyd’s death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing down

What’s different here, Steward said, is the myriad White faces. Past police brutality protests generally have been African American affairs. With the coronavirus exposing White people to uncertainty about their health and financial well-being — concerns more pronounced in Black communities due to systemic inequality — “you have individuals who are facing challenges they see […]

Cops Say Rural Oklahoma Teacher Gave Flunking Student 98 Percent After Banging Him

The teenager was 18 at the time of the hanky-panky. Investigators know of at least two rendezvous between the young lovers — one beside a lake and the other at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa (the city’s 23rd-ranked hotel according to Tripadvisor.com)

Scion of a noble line

He has one powerful advocate in Britain, Frances Carey, deputy keeper of the department of prints and drawings at the British Library. She oversaw the purchase of The Rake’s Progress, his mid-50s homage to Hogarth, in which he portrays the rise and fall of 16 characteristic types of the time (including actor, soldier, trade-union leader, […]

Uber concealed hack that exposed 57 million people’s data

New York: Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a […]

When it comes to policing the police, strong watchdogs are the exception

The oversight office and the police department are squabbling over how to release the body-cam footage, which shows Ramos getting back into his car in a parking lot of his apartment complex after being shot with a beanbag round. When he pulls the car forward, an officer fires live rounds into it, killing Ramos. The […]