After deleting her Instagram, the Bronx rapper took to Twitter announce that the videos for “Be Careful” and “I Like it” will premiere this month. “To all …
The 16-year-old has built a reputation as an up- and -coming Northern California rap artist and his videos have garnered 5 million views on YouTube.
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PASADENA (CBSLA) — A man alleged beaten bloody by Pasadena police last November is speaking out tonight. Chris Bellew, 22, spoke to CBS2/KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen. Bellew says vivid memories came rushing back after he saw photos of his bloody face and broken leg for the first time during his interview with Nguyen. The incident stems from a violent arrest involving Pasadena Police Officers Lerry Esparza and Zachary Lujan. The arrest was captured on multiple cameras last November following a traffic stop. Bellew’s car was missing a front license plate and his windows were tinted dark. He’s seen struggling with the officers over a police baton. Bellew says he was never the aggressor and he was just trying to keep the officers from hitting him. In a recently amended lawsuit, Bellew claims the police reports are inconsistent with the videos. RELATED LINK: Police Seen Breaking Man’s Leg, Slamming Head Into Pavement In Newly Released Arrest Video For instance, Esparza wrote: “Officer Lujan and I were able to use his momentum and pushed him to the ground, inadvertently causing his face to hit the cement.” But the suit says Officer Lujan deliberately smashed Bellew’s face into the asphalt. “I feel as though the video speaks for itself,” Bellew said, “I’m not the type of person to push ideas on anyone. The truth is the truth is the truth is the truth.” Civil rights attorney John Burton says his client was hit with strikes that were potentially lethal. “So the number of blows. The location of the blows are all misstated on the police report,” said Burton. The City of Pasadena sent CBS2/KCAL9 a written statement saying: “We owe it to our residents and our public servants to thoroughly review the incident. It would not serve the public interest to engage in a back and forth in the media as a substitute for that review.” Bellew was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer but the District Attorney declined to prosecute. “I feel the police in general are acting as though they are the most powerful people in the country. They could basically do whatever they want. And to an extent that’s true and that needs to change,” Bellew said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A group of 18 Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing Theta Tau fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person. Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby Maldonado announced Sunday that investigators had filed complaints against the students. The move follows up on his statement Sunday that the investigation into the Theta Tau videos was continuing and others “may be implicated in the coming days,” possibly including expulsions. Maldonado says the students were removed from class “out of an abundance of caution” and that alternative class and study arrangements are being made for them. On Sunday, the University expelled the fraternity after a second video emerged , another clip that Chancellor Kent Syverud called “appalling and disgusting” crude behavior by the Theta Tau members. “I am deeply concerned about how the continuing exposure to hateful videos is causing further hurt and distress to members of our campus community,” he said, while acknowledging that the New York school had known about the latest clip since the first one emerged and sparked outrage on Wednesday. Theta Tau’s Syracuse chapter apologized Friday for the initial video, saying it was part of a “satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, ableist and intolerant person.” “Nothing like this will ever again be tolerated,” the national engineering fraternity’s chapter said on its website. “Not in private, not as part of a joke — not ever.” The Syracuse chapter of the fraternity issues a statement of apology on Monday, saying it felt “profound embarrassment and disappointment in ourselves that we find our fraternity in this situation.” “Anyone of color or of any marginalized group who has seen this video has every right to be angry and upset with the despicable contents of that video,” the chapter statement said. “For those of you who do not know Theta Tau, we are ashamed that this is the first time you’re hearing of us. Our house is not and has never been a place for hate… Of course, none of this can possibly excuse the words that came from our fraternity house last month, no matter the context the words were used in.” Earlier on Monday the Anti-Defamation League offered its services to help the campus educate and address the messages shown in the videos. Most of what is said in the videos was posted to a private Facebook page, CBS affiliate WTVH-TV reports . The Daily Orange student newspaper reports one of the videos shows a person appearing to take an oath saying, “I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart” for people described with racial and ethnic slurs.
The record-breaking music video for Despacito disappeared temporarily from YouTube on Tuesday due a security breach affecting video platform Vevo. Five days ago, Luis Fonsi’s video racked up the most views in YouTube history, topping 5 billion. Its disappearance was not unique. More than a dozen other singers, including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Drake and Shakira, were also affected by Tuesday’s disruption. “Vevo can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained,” a Vevo spokeswoman said in a statement. “We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalogue to be restored to full working order. We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach.” The cover image for Despacito was temporarily replaced with an image of masked figures wielding guns. Some of the affected videos also had their titles replaced with “hacked by Kuroi’sh and Prosox,” according to screenshots. Others had the words “free Palestine” written underneath them. The content of some of the videos that remained online reportedly was unaltered. Youtube got hacked. Duh, like 10+ videos title were being changed at 10 april 2018. After that I do some little research, I've found a video that those hacker were a french hacker. Anyway good fortnite meme guys ayy. #youtube #hack #trending #youtuber #hacking pic.twitter.com/W9Rcu92YWj — RYUUKΞNXD (@The_RealRyuuken) April 10, 2018 It's not a @YouTube hack on Despacito, Shakira, etc., its a @Vevo hack. Vevo videos (and their titles) are automatically uploaded to YouTube. See: “x – Hacked by Prosox & Kuroi'SH”. pic.twitter.com/L9lYThGjO9 — Graham Smith (@Grezztweets) April 10, 2018 Tuesday’s security breach solely affected a handful of video that originate on Vevo. It did not affect YouTube more widely, although the hosting platform did pitch in to help while Vevo was dealing with the problem. “After seeing unusual upload activity on a handful of Vevo channels, we worked quickly with our partner to disable access while they investigate the issue,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement. Vevo was previously a victim of hacking in September, although it wasn’t videos that were affected then. Instead, internal company documents were leaked online.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to convene Monday in New York for an emergency session following a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel town on Saturday. Meanwhile, both Russia and the Syrian military are blaming Israel for a missile attack on a Syrian air base. Syria says five of the eight missiles were shot down, with three hitting part of the base, and initially said it suspected the U.S. of firing the missiles. The Pentagon had denied the charge. A Syrian monitoring group says at least 14 people were killed. Opposition activists and local rescuers insist at least 40 people were killed in the rebel-held town of Douma in the suspected chemical attack Saturday. Images from first responders show what they say is the result of the poison gas. CBS News could not independently verify the videos or confirm whether a chemical attack took place. Syria and its allies have denied all responsibility. President Donald Trump condemned the strike on Twitter and warned of serious consequences, writing in part: “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay.” Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018 ….to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018 “This is one of those issues on which every nation, all peoples have all agreed, and have agreed since World War II, is an unacceptable practice,” said Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert. Some lawmakers have called for a forceful response. “It’s a defining moment in his presidency because he has challenged Assad in the past not to use chemical weapons,” said Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. “Last time this happened, the president did a targeted attack to take out some of the facilities. That may be an option that we should consider now,” said Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins. Trump recently said U.S. troops would be leaving Syria “very soon.” In a statement, Sen. John McCain said it appeared the president’s words had emboldened the Assad regime. On Monday, the president is expected to meet with his senior military leadership.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD released a series of surveillance videos Thursday in the deadly police-involved shooting of a man in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Police said one video shows the moment that Saheed Vassell, 34, took a shooting stance and pointed what appeared to be a gun at officers shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Four officers fired 10 shots, killing him. “Officers responding only understood, for the best of our knowledge so far, they were dealing with a situation of someone armed who had been aiming that weapon,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The object turned out to be a metal pipe. But to several witnesses who called 911 before the deadly shooting, it looked like a gun. Surveillance video shows a man reported to police as wielding a gun in Crown Heights on April 4, 2018, which was later identified to be a pipe. (credit: CBS2) The NYPD posted the videos Thursday on Twitter, showing what appears to be Vassell threatening people with the object, including an adult walking with a small child. “If that’s what officers are responding to in real time, we’ve got to recognize if they believe they are in immediate matter of life-and-death to the people in the surrounding area, that’s an exceedingly difficult, tense split-second decision that has to be made,” the mayor said. Police radio transmissions from before the shooting indicated bystanders were fearful, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported. “One caller said it appears he’s trying to fire that gun at people on the street,” NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said. When police responded at Montgomery Street and Utica Avenue, they said Vassell then pointed the object at the officers. “The suspect took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform,” Monahan said. New video and 911 call transcript excerpts from yesterday’s police involved shooting in #Brooklyn . NYPD received several calls from neighborhood residents about a man pointing a gun at people on the street. View yesterday’s remarks by @NYPDChiefofDept : https://t.co/yW8E6o6JGj pic.twitter.com/jw1FNoi7Ob — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 5, 2018 Police said the responding officers were from a strategic response group and an anti-crime unit, not from the local 71st Precinct and not familiar with Vassell, who was a popular fixture in the community. “They didn’t say ‘freeze, hands up, drop your gun’, none of that,” witness Jaccpot Hinds said. “They didn’t say nothing. All they did was start shooting.” Vassell was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner said seven to nine bullets pierced his body in the head, chest and limbs. Dozens of police cars converged on the area and a crowd of about 200 people gathered around the cordoned-off intersection, said resident Shaya Tenenbaum, who added that a few people in the crowd shouted at police. Thursday night Vasell’s mother, Lorna, made her voice heard at a rally held on the same corner where he son was gunned down. “They murdered my son, and I want justice for him,” she said. “Everyone that knows Saheed loved Saheed, and Saheed is a very good young man.” (credit: NYPD) Following the rally, a crowd of several hundred marched from the intersection to the 71st Precinct, shutting down both lanes of traffic on Empire Boulevard. Community leaders called for action and demanded answers from the NYPD. “If we don’t turn around and do something now, like the time is now, the energy is now,” one demonstrator said. Earlier Thursday afternoon, the family and community members gathered for a vigil at the shooting scene. “I’m here to remind the NYPD there is nothing more valuable to us than the lives of our children, and we will not allow them to be slain in the street like animals,” Kristen John Foy, of the National Action Network, said. Vassell’s parents said their son was bipolar and nonviolent. They are questioning the use of force. “To just come and shoot someone who has something that look like a gun, that’s not how police should be trained,” his father, Eric Vassell, said. “If the police saw something in his hand, tell him, ‘drop it — hold your hand up,’” his mother, Lorna Vassell, said. “They did not.” The Attorney General’s Office said in a statement Thursday that its Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit “has opened an investigation into the death of Saheed Vassell.” “We’re committed to conducting an independent, comprehensive, and fair investigation,” the statement said. The office has the power to investigate police-involved deaths of unarmed people. Vassell was seen in a video a day before his death at an area barbershop. Family and neighbors said he was harmless. “He’s mentally ill but don’t mess with anybody,” resident O’Neil Headley said. “It’s very sad because it’s a dude from around here and a lot of people love him and he don’t mess with anybody.” “People know him as the neighborhood guy, just walking around, saying ‘Hi — I want to go to church with you, can I sweep, can I clean up for you,” one neighbor said. “That’s the kind of guy he was.” Vassell’s parents said they are not angry and are focusing on remembering their son, who shared their apartment nearby. “To be frank with you, I’m not angry. I’m just hurt,” Eric Vassell said. “He was very, very kind.” “The police have already killed him,” Lorna Vassell said. “There’s nothing we can do.” But others in their family and the community are outraged. “If he was a white kid, he would not have died,” his aunt, Nora Ford said. “Oh my God — I’m so angry.” Police said none of the 911 calls they received reported that Vassell may have been emotionally disturbed, only that people were concerned he was carrying a gun. “This was not an EDP call, not an emotionally disturbed call,” said Monahan. “This was a call of a man pointing what 911 callers and people felt was a gun at people on the street.” Later Thursday night, police arrested a man on the corner where Vassell was killed for allegedly throwing eggs at passing MTA buses in protest. The intersection remains a place of tension between the community and NYPD, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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BATON ROUGE, La. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Louisiana police chief has fired the white officer who fatally shot a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store nearly two years ago, a killing that sparked widespread protests . Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced officer Blane Salamoni’s firing on Friday, less than a week after Louisiana’s attorney general ruled out criminal charges in Alton Sterling ‘s July 2016 shooting death. More From CBS News Paul also suspended officer Howie Lake II, the other officer involved in the deadly confrontation, for three days. Lake helped wrestle Sterling to the ground but did not fire his weapon that night. Paul said he fired Salamoni for violating department policies on use of force and “command of temper.” He suspended Lake for violating only the latter policy. “My decision was not based on politics,” Paul said during a news conference. “It was not based on emotions. It was based on the facts of the case.” Both officers had remained on paid administrative leave since the shooting. NEW: “Officer Blane Salamoni has been terminated from the Baton Rouge Police Department, effective today,” police chief says of one of two officers involved in fatal 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling https://t.co/wwchXl6siz pic.twitter.com/FqGqYW0bJt — CBS News (@CBSNews) March 30, 2018 Police also released body camera footage and other videos of the officers’ deadly encounter with Sterling. Two cellphone videos of the incident quickly spread on social media after the shooting, but the new videos show the clearest and most complete picture of what happened that night. In the body camera footage, an officer can be heard repeatedly using profanity as he shouts at Sterling and at one point threatens to shoot him in the head as Sterling asks what he did. Authorities have said Salamoni made that threat as he pointed a gun at Sterling. When Sterling complains that the officers are hurting him, one of the officers says to use a Taser on him and an electric buzzing can be heard. The officer believed to be Salamoni then runs at Sterling, tackling him as the camera footage blurs with motion. Someone yells “he’s got a gun,” then gunshots ring out. More: Alton Sterling’s Son: ‘All Police Aren’t Bad’ Salamoni told an internal affairs investigator in September 2016 that he cursed at Sterling to send a message that the officers weren’t “playing,” according to a report released Friday. Salamoni also said he saw Sterling reach for and hold a gun in his pants pocket right before he shot him during their struggle on the ground. Trying to explain why he swore at Sterling after the shooting, Salamoni said “he was so mad at Sterling for making him kill him and for trying to kill us,” the report says. L. Chris Stewart, a lawyer representing two of Sterling’s five children, said the newly released videos show officer Salamoni attacked Sterling without provocation “like a wild dog.” “The most obvious thing that stands out is Alton wasn’t fighting back at all,” Stewart said. “He’s trying to defuse it the whole time.” Salamoni shot Sterling six times during the struggle outside the Triple S Food Mart, where the 37-year-old black man was selling homemade CDs. After the shooting — as Sterling lies on the ground — an officer can be heard using profanity to say Sterling was stupid. Salamoni’s attorney, John McLindon, said he will appeal the officer’s firing to a civil service board. Salamoni knows he probably can’t return to the Baton Rouge police force but wants to prove he did nothing wrong, his lawyer said. “He did what he was trained to do,” McLindon added. The officers recovered a loaded revolver from Sterling’s pocket. As a convicted felon, Sterling could not legally carry a gun. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that his office isn’t charging either officer with state crimes. The Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges last May. Less than an hour after the chief’s announcement Friday evening, Travis Hicks, 33, was selling CDs in the parking lot outside the store where Sterling was killed. He said the videos released Friday confirmed what most people in the neighborhood already knew. Hicks said he didn’t think Lake deserved to be fired but thought the fact that Salamoni was not criminally charged shows a double standard. “If it was one of us,” he said, gesturing at two African-American men browsing his table of CDs, “it would have never took that long. They would have sent us right to Angola,” Hicks said, referring to Louisiana’s state prison. In June 2017, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome called on Paul’s predecessor, Carl Dabadie Jr., to fire Salamoni. Dabadie refused, saying it would be improper and premature because the shooting remained under investigation. Salamoni, 30, had served as a Baton Rouge police officer for four years before the shooting. Lake was a three-year veteran of the force. Lake had a separate hearing Thursday before Paul and three of his deputies before the chief announced his disciplinary decision. Lake’s attorney, Kyle Kershaw, said his client wants to return to his patrol job in Baton Rouge after his brief suspension. “Every measure that he employed was exactly what he was taught at the academy,” Kershaw said. For nearly two years, Sterling’s family and many other Baton Rouge residents have called on authorities to release all of the video footage of the shooting. The shock of finally seeing and hearing it overwhelmed Andrika Williams, the mother of three of Sterling’s children. Williams told her attorney, Michael Adams, that she had an anxiety attack and collapsed when she saw one of the newly released videos in a friend’s social media post as she walking in her neighborhood Friday evening. “Every time they see this footage, they relive this. It’s horrible to watch,” Adams said. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
(CNN) — Baton Rouge Police Officer Blane Salamoni has been fired for violating use-of-force polices in the Alton Sterling shooting, Police Chief Murphy Paul told reporters Friday evening. Salamoni’s attorney indicated the officer will appeal the chief’s decision, Paul said. Paul said the other officer involved, Howie Lake II, will be suspended for three days without pay for losing his temper during the incident. The two officers had separate disciplinary hearings Thursday night. Paul said Salamoni chose not to answer any questions at his disciplinary hearing. Lake answered every question, the chief said. When asked what he would say to the Sterling family, Paul said: “They are in our prayers. …. I hope this brings some closure to them.” Four videos recorded the night an officer shot Alton Sterling in 2016 were released Friday by Baton Rouge police. The recordings are a convenience store surveillance video, two police-worn body camera videos and a video recorded by the dashboard camera in one of the police cars. Police are also expected to update the public on the employment status of the two officers involved, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, at a news conference at 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET). Salamoni shot Sterling six times as he and Lake struggled with Sterling outside a Baton Rouge store on July 5, 2016. City police leaders were to determine in disciplinary hearings whether Salamoni and Lake violated any policies or procedures, Baton Rouge police Chief Murphy Paul has said. No state or federal charges State authorities announced this week that Salamoni was justified in shooting Sterling outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, and that no charges would be brought against him or Lake. The fatal encounter between the two white police officers and Sterling, a black man, helped spur renewed Black Lives Matter protests across the nation. Police shootings: Trials, convictions are rare for officers Previously released cell phone video showed Sterling, 37, pinned to the ground by the officers before he was shot. Police said they believed Sterling was reaching for a gun. The Justice Department said in May that evidence couldn’t prove or disprove that Sterling was reaching for a weapon, and that Sterling had a loaded .38-caliber handgun in his pocket. As the officers awaited word on their future, Salamoni’s attorney said he thought department leaders decided to fire his client months ago. “No matter what evidence we give them (at the hearing), they’re not going to listen. It doesn’t matter what we present to them — they’re going to fire him,” attorney John McLindon said. That comment comes against a backdrop in which Paul’s boss — Mayor Sharon Weston Broome — is on record as saying she believes Salamoni’s firing is warranted . She told reporters Tuesday she hasn’t wavered “on what I have said in the past.” “I will stand by what I have said,” she said. The hearings Paul said Tuesday he and three deputy chiefs would preside over the hearings for Salamoni and Lake. The panel would decide whether “their behavior was consistent with the policy and procedures of the police department,” the chief said. State Attorney General Jeff Landry released a report Tuesday concluding the shooting was justified, 10 months after federal prosecutors determined they wouldn’t file civil rights charges against the officers . But the disciplinary hearings could focus on factors besides justification, such as authorities’ determination that Salamoni pointed a gun at Sterling’s head early in the encounter, and while swearing, threatened to shoot him in the head if he moved. That, for example, is a police policy issue, rather than a question of constitutional violations, the state report cites a use-of-force expert as saying. If the officers disagree with whatever decisions the panel makes, they can file an appeal with a municipal fire and civil service board. ‘You’ll cry’ after seeing the other videos, relative says The killing gripped the nation in part because two videos taken by bystanders, each less than a minute long, were released publicly shortly after the shooting and captured the final part of Sterling’s struggle with the two white officers. The woman who raised Sterling, Sandra Sterling, told reporters she’s seen the unreleased videos — and that they will spark more public outrage. “When you see those other … videos of Blane Salamoni killing Alton Sterling, you’ll cry again,” Sandra Sterling said. “And when you cry again, you’ll be telling the Sterling family, ‘I’m sorry.’ ” In a roughly 30-minute surveillance video from the Triple S Convenience store, Sterling is seen at the front of the store before the shooting, sitting at a table selling CDs, smoking cigarettes and listening to rap music, sources with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN earlier this week. The sources described one of the body camera videos as “very graphic” and “disturbing.” Authorities have said Salamoni and Lake went there after police received a 911 call from a man who said someone had pulled a gun on him. According to the state report released this week, Sterling refused to heed the officers’ commands to put his hands on the hood of a car, and each officer reached for and tried to control Sterling’s arms. Officer threatened early to shoot Sterling in head, authorities say When Sterling spun around and pulled his right arm away from Salamoni, Salamoni drew his gun, the state report says. The footage from Salamoni’s body camera, sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said, show Salamoni at this point training his gun at Sterling’s head. Beneath the skin: A CNN investigation Salamoni yells and threatens to shoot — though the state report and CNN’s sources offer different accounts on exactly what was said. “Put your hands on the f***ing car or I will blow your f***ing head off! Put your hands on the car or I will blow your f***ing head off!” Salamoni says, according to the sources describing the video. The state report quotes Salamoni this way: “Don’t f****** move, or I’ll shoot you in your f****** head.” A struggle, followed by the shooting Sterling then complied but eventually resisted Lake’s attempts to gain control of his hands, the state report says. Lake twice used a Taser on Sterling, with little to no effect. Salamoni eventually holstered his gun, tackled Sterling to the ground and tried to control Sterling’s right arm, and Lake knelt and tried to control Sterling’s left arm, the state report says. At one point, the already-released cell phone videos show, someone — Salamoni, according to the state report — shouting, “He’s got a gun!” In one video, an officer draws something from his waistband and points it at Sterling. “If you move, I swear to God,” Salamoni tells Sterling, according to the report. At this moment, the state report says, Sterling was positioned in a way that concealed his right front pocket. The officers continue to try to control his hands. “He’s going for the gun,” Salamoni yells, according to the state report. The report says Salamoni first shot Sterling three times in the chest and then rolled off him. Sterling sat up. As Lake yelled at Sterling to get on the ground, Sterling rolled away from Salamoni, who fired three more shots, this time into Sterling’s back. Sterling’s hands and right side were concealed from Salamoni’s view, the Louisiana attorney general said. Lake removed a loaded .38-caliber handgun from Sterling’s right front pocket, the report says. Attorney general: Drugs may have been a factor In May, federal prosecutors found there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant civil rights charges against Salamoni and Lake. The feds cited use-of-force experts who determined the officers’ actions were reasonable under the circumstances — including that the two employed several less-than-lethal techniques before using force, and that Sterling struggled with the officers and failed to follow orders. The Justice Department also said that evidence couldn’t prove or disprove Salamoni’s assertion that Sterling was reaching for a gun. Study: Black men nearly three times as likely to die from police use of force Landry, the state attorney general, said Tuesday that Sterling had illicit drugs in his system. “Considering this, it is reasonable that Mr. Sterling was under the influence, and that contributed to his noncompliance,” Landry said. An autopsy indicated Sterling had cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, a marijuana ingredient, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol in his blood. Sterling family attorney Chris Stewart said this week that every action was “initiated by the officers.” He also said Salamoni’s threat to shoot Sterling in the head was illegal. “That is not the behavior that any officer should have,” Stewart said. “In our opinion, that is criminal.” Sterling’s five children filed a wrongful death lawsuit in June against the city of Baton Rouge, police department and others. — Jason Hanna and Nick Valencia The-CNN-Wire ( & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.)
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Drama over a pizza delivery has two Jersey City police officers suspended and facing serious charges. The confrontation was caught on camera Tuesday night. As CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported, the officers showed up at a Domino’s pizzeria on Communipaw Avenue to complain about a delivery order. “Why don’t we step outside” one of the officers can be heard saying. “Why?” manager, Mena Kirolos, asked. “Just to have a friendly conversation,” the officer replied. Kirolos told Rozner the officers cursed at a delivery man in the parking lot, then came inside and pulled him from the kitchen door to the wall. He said he just wanted the officer to stop cursing, but the cop threatened to arrest him. Kirolos told Rozner it all started when a driver attempted to deliver a pizza. The customer did not show up, so they canceled the order and refunded the money. When they returned to the store, they received a phone call. The customer, allegedly one of the officers, said, “I am coming to your (expletive) store to (expletive) you up, mother (expletive).” “I just don’t want it to happen to anybody else,” Kirolos said. “I got my apology already from every police officer that came to the store who got the videos.” “I think it was wrong, because that’s the man’s business and he didn’t do nothing bad,” said Jersey City resident Gloria Rodriguez. “You know, when you have that kind of power, it just goes to your head sometimes,” a man added. The manager is not pressing charges, but the Hudson County prosecutor is. She said the officers, Rodney Clark and Courtney Solomon, are now suspended without pay and facing charges of harassment and terroristic threats. CBS2 was unable to reach the police officers involved, but they are due back in court on April 11. The mayor and police department said they had no comment.
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Future and Young Thug continue to push their 2017 joint project, Super Slimey, recently dropping the videos for the tracks “Mink Flow” and “All da Smoke.” The video for the Mike WILL Made-It-produced “Mink Flow” finds the duo in an Eyes Wide Shut-like setting. Both rappers fittingly rock mink coats …
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