Ferguson: 100 Days | 100 Seconds. Ferguson Grand Jury Reconvenes Monday.


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In 100 seconds, Ferguson resident and filmmaker Christopher Phillips steps out of his front door and captures his raw experience during the first 100 days in Ferguson since Michael Brown, Jr.’s shooting death from Officer Darren Wilson on August 9th, 2014.

Please visit 100daysinferguson.com for additional content and updates as the saga continues and the whole world awaits the grand jury decision whether to indict Darren Wilson.

 

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#Ferguson Grand Jury will reconvene on Monday

 

The grand jury investigating the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.

 

Sources: Ferguson grand jury to reconvene Monday

 

 

Speculation that a decision on whether to indict Wilson in the shooting was coming soon has increased tensions in a town that already was on edge.

 

Raw: Ferguson Quiet Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

 

 

Federal, state and county officials have been ramping up their readiness in case there is a fresh wave of angry and, at times, violent protests over the jury’s decision. Protesters have been demanding that Wilson be charged with murder for the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown.

 

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Cleveland Police Opens Fire On 12-Year-Old Boy With BB Toy Gun In Playground. The Boy Is Dead.


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Police Opens Fire At 12-year-old Boy with BB Toy Gun in Playground (update: The Boy Is Dead)

 

Published on Nov 22, 2014

UPDATE: THE BOY HAS DIED.
12-year-old dies after being shot by police officer
(WKYC) CLEVELAND– A 12-year-old boy has died after police were forced to shoot him at a Cleveland rec center.
The shooting happened at 3:30 p.m. at the Cudell Recreation Center on Saturday.

 

Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association president Jeff Follmer confirmed it was an officer-involved shooting.
Cleveland Police say officers responded to a radio assignment outside of the rec center for a male with a gun.
According to witnesses, a male was in the playground area of the center, waiving a gun and pointing it at people.
The 12-year-old suspect had a BB gun resembling a semi-automatic pistol, with the orange safety indicator removed.
Police say the boy was told to drop what he was holding and did not. He reached to his waistband and was then shot outside of the rec center.
He was shot in the abdomen and taken to Metro Health Medical Center with serious injuries. After surgery was performed to try to save him, he died from his injuries on Sunday morning.

 

Both officers will be placed on administrative leave, pending further investigation.

 

 

Cleveland cop shoots 12yo boy carrying BB gun
12-year-old with ‘airsoft’ toy gun shot by officer in playground, 911 Call Released. 12-year-old shot in officer-involved shooting at Cleveland rec center, Officer Shoots Boy Holding Fake Gun at Rec Center
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting at a Cleveland rec center on Saturday afternoon.

 

Cleveland EMS says a 12-year-old boy was shot and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with serious injuries. According to his mother, Samaria Rice, the boy is now in critical condition after being shot in the stomach. He is currently in surgery.
The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at Cudell Rec Center located at 1910 West Boulevard. The facility has been taped off while units investigate, including the Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team.
Cleveland Police say officers responded to a radio assignment outside of the rec center for a male with a gun. Preliminary information reveals that witnesses reported a male was in the playground area of the center, waving a gun and pointing it at people.

 

Police say when officers arrived, they located the suspect and advised him to raise his hands. However, the suspect did not comply with the officers’ orders and reached to his waistband for the gun. Shots were fired and the suspect was struck in the torso.

 

“The young man had the weapon in his waistband. He pulled the weapon out. One of our officers fired two shots, striking the young man,” said Deputy Chief Ed Tomba with Cleveland Police.

 

Tomba said the boy did not make any verbal threats towards police, and there was no confrontation. The boy did not point the gun at officers

 

Further information from police reveals the weapon was an “airsoft” type replica gun, resembling a semi-automatic pistol, with the orange safety indicator removed.

 

According to police, one officer was transported to Fairview Hospital for treatment of an ankle injury

 

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office was on scene for this investigation, which is ongoing. Police say both officers involved will be placed on administrative leave, as is protocol in officer-involved shooting incidents.
According to Rice, they live across the street from the rec center. She says two young men came to her residence to say her son was shot. When she ran over to the scene, police would not let her through. Rice says police told her the boy had a gun and that he was shot by police.
However, Rice says her son did not have access to a gun in the home. She says if he did get a gun, it would have had to have come from a friend or someone on the street.
She says she still does not understand why her son was shot.

 

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Cleveland Police Shot And Killed A 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying A Fake Gun In A Playground

 

The boy had an “airsoft” toy gun with the orange indicator removed, said police.He was in critical condition on Saturday night and died early Sunday morning, an official at the MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

 

On Saturday afternoon, Cleveland police shot and killed a 12-year-old boy in a playground after mistaking his “airsoft” toy gun as a real weapon, an official at the MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

The boy was shot in the stomach and torso after police responded to reports that a young black boy was waving a gun in the playground of a recreation center. Police say they asked the boy to drop his weapon, but he instead reached for the BB gun.

Initially wounded, the boy went into surgery on Saturday night, the police said in a statement. His condition deteriorated overnight, and he died on Sunday morning in MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

 

The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

 

“The preliminary information reveals that witnesses reported that a male was in the playground area of the center, waiving a gun and pointing it at people,” police said.

 

“Upon arrival on scene, officers located the suspect and advised him to raise his hands. The suspect did not comply with the officers’ orders and reached to his waistband for the gun. Shots were fired and the suspect was struck in the torso.”

 

The “airsoft” replica toy gun shoots pellets in a similar fashion to a BB gun. Cleveland police reported that an orange indicator meant to distinguish the toys from real guns had been removed.

 

Police said the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office are opening an investigation into the shooting.

 

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The 911 caller says the gun is “probably fake, but it’s scaring the shit out of me.” He also says that the boy was black, and was sitting on a swing playing with the gun.

 

Published on Nov 23, 2014

‘Its Probably A Fake Gun’ 911 Call Released By The Police Department

‘Its probably a fake gun’ 911 call released by the Police department after youth shot after pulling out BB gun

 

 

 

Here is the full statement released by the police:

 

The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is currently investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 330pm at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Boulevard.

 

Officers responded to a radio assignment outside of the recreation center for a male with a gun. The Preliminary information reveals that witnesses reported that a male was in the playground area of the center, waiving a gun and pointing it at people. Upon arrival on scene, officers located the suspect and advised him to raise his hands. The suspect did not comply with the officers’ orders and reached to his waistband for the gun. Shots were fired and the suspect was struck in the torso.

 

EMS was contacted and the suspect was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. At the time of this release, the suspect is in surgery.

 

Further information reveals that the weapon which the 12 year old suspect was in possession of is an “airsoft” type replica gun resembling a semi-automatic pistol, with the orange safety indicator removed. Local Media was able to obtain images of the weapon on scene of the press briefing.

 

One officer was transported to Fairview Hospital for treatment of an injury to his ankle.

 

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office was on scene for this investigation. Both officers will be placed on administrative leave as is protocol in officer involved shooting incidents.

 

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Exactly when does this shit stop? Remember the days police used tasers to disable potential threats? Why does a Cleveland Ohio cop gun down a 12 year old kid on a PLAYGROUND who happened to be holding a TOY BB GUN without being 5000% certain it’s A REAL weapon and NOT A TOY? Before YOU give a dumbass answer, what if this 12 year old boy, who was BLACK, was YOUR son?

 

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Former Bill Cosby fixer: I paid off women for him


Originally posted on theGrio:

Back at the height of The Cosby Show’s success Frank Scotti was Bill Cosby’s fixer. Scotti told the NY Daily News that he would do anything that the comedian needed, including standing guard of his dressing room when Cosby had one-on-one time with young models. And when Cosby needed to pay off his young female acquaintances, he would leave it to Scotti to disburse the funds.

“He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Nobody suspected.”

The 90-year-old says he coming forward now because he feels “sorry for the women.” Scotti was a facilities manager at the Brooklyn studios where The Cosby Show taped.

Scotti saved all the money orders from that time period, which supports his story. “I did a lot of crazy things for him,” recalled Scotti. “He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized…

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House of Parliament Sun by Claude Monet


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House of Parliament Sun by Claude Monet

House of Parliament Sun by Claude Monet

Artist: Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)

Nationality: French

Style: Impressionism

Genre: Cityscape

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10 things you need to know today: November 23, 2014


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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

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The Week

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies, Afghanistan approves a new NATO deal, and more.

1. Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of Washington, D.C., and a sitting member of the city council, died Sunday morning. He was 78 years old. Barry’s family did not specify a cause of death, though the lawmaker had been in poor health for some time. Barry served as mayor from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999, with a six-month prison sentence in between after he was caught smoking crack. [The Washington Post]

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2. Afghanistan approves new deal with U.S., NATO troops

Afghanistan’s parliament on Sunday approved in a near-unanimous vote an agreement to keep U.S. and NATO troops in the country after 2014. The U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan…

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