Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:42 UTC
Representative John Walker was arrested by Little Rock police on Monday for filming the arrest of a driver and his passenger following a traffic stop and charged with "obstruction of government relations".
"I'm just making sure they don't kill you," said Walker to the driver being pulled over and subsequently arrested for an outstanding warrant, according to the police report.
"I ordered Walker several times to leave or be arrested. Walker replied 'arrest me' at which point I did," wrote the arresting officer.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:45 UTC
At a press conference on Friday, director of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev said that his company is already working on a brand new "super-heavy carrier rocket" for the project run by S7. According to the official, the development could last up to five years.
The rocket in question, named Sunkar, is currently being developed by RSC Energia and can be created within five years if there is enough financing, Izvestia reports citing an earlier statement by Solntsev.
On September 27, Russia's largest private aviation holding company S7 Group signed a deal to purchase the Sea Launch space program, operated by RSC Energia. S7 Group CEO Vladislav Filev called the deal a "ticket to space" for his company.
The project includes the ship Sea Launch Commander, the Odyssey Launch Platform, as well as various pieces of support equipment and a port facility in Long Beach, California. With the deal, S7 plans to revive space launches from the platform, which were halted in 2014.
S7 has also signed a separate contract with RSC Energia, saying it wants to use "the knowledge" of the company to boost the joint project.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:25 UTC
Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, this projected number of uninsured veterans would still be lower than the more than 700,000 who went without insurance in 2014, the report, released by the Urban Institute, found. The law's Medicaid provisions have helped boost the number of insured vets, according to the report. Nineteen states have yet to expand Medicaid.
"If Medicaid expansion decisions do not change between now and 2017, we project that approximately 604,000 veterans will be uninsured in 2017 and that 54 percent will be living in states that have yet to expand Medicaid," the report said.
Between 2013 and 2014, the ACA's Medicaid expansion provisions resulted in an increase in insurance among veterans and their families living in states that chose to broaden Medicaid.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:50 UTC
According to a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP), thousands of Muslim men and women are being referred to counter-terrorism officials for reasons based on questionable studies.
The RCP is now demanding the Home Office publish the evidence upon which Prevent was built to prove it was based on "peer review and scientific scrutiny."
Doctors warned the policy, which has seen almost 4,000 children referred to the 'early stage' extremism prevention scheme Channel, could be traumatizing. Refugees who might have escaped terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) were particularly vulnerable to this.
"Those fleeing war-torn parts of the world have a high risk of psychological distress, and many are escaping terrorist violence in their country of origin," said the RCP.
"The College is concerned there should not be a system that overly identifies them with the terrorism from which they have fled, as this could add to their trauma."
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:23 UTC
The law, put forward by Bulgaria's nationalist Patriotic Front coalition and approved on Friday by the unicameral National Assembly, prohibits "wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face," AFP reported.
Any type of such clothing may not be worn in government offices, educational and cultural institutions, and places of public recreation, except for health or professional reasons.
These who fail to comply will face fines of up to 1,500 leva (approx. $860) and be stripped of social privileges.
"The law is not directed against religious communities and is not repressive," senior lawmaker of the ruling center-right GERB party Krasimir Velchev insisted, according to Reuters.
"We made a very good law for the safety of our children," Velchev added.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:30 UTC
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:30 UTC
While the vast majority of Deutsche Bank's more than 200 derivatives-clearing clients have made no changes, some funds that use the bank's prime brokerage service have moved part of their listed derivatives holdings to other firms this week, according to an internal bank document seen by Bloomberg News.
Millennium Partners, Capula Investment Management and Rokos Capital Management are among about 10 hedge funds that have cut their exposure, said a person familiar with the situation who declined to be identified talking about confidential client matters.Which explains why short-dated CDS is soaring.
The hedge funds use Deutsche Bank to clear their listed derivatives transactions because they are not members of clearinghouses. Millennium, Capula and Rokos declined to comment when contacted by phone or e-mail.
Cop attacks innocent woman, tasers her for no reason, calls it 'horseplay', then gives her a 'Sorry I Tased You' cake
The Free Thought Project
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15 UTC
The Free Thought Project
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15 UTC
The lawsuit states that the officer "used his apparent law enforcement authority to intimidate, harass, and threaten plaintiff ... about her personal life. Because Wohlers did not like how Plaintiff failed to respond to his show of authority, Wohlers became increasingly aggressive toward employees at the apartment complex's office, including with Ms. Byron."
Ms. Byron says that the officer then took a Sweet Tea that was sitting on her desk and refused to give it back to her. When she attempted to get her drink back, the officer tased her in the throat and chest and then jumped on top of her when she fell to the ground, placing his knees firmly on her chest and forcefully removing the taser prongs.
The official statement from the police department and from deputy Wohlers report suggests that this was a simple occurrence of "horseplay." However, Byron says that this issue was no joke and that there was no "play" on her part whatsoever. She was randomly bullied and attacked by a corrupt officer, who had no official business at the location where the incident occurred.
Federal investigators found numerous cases of abuse at a center for the disabled, staff blames 'paranormal activity'
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45 UTC
A federal investigation found numerous cases of abuse at the Pueblo Regional Center for people with severe intellectual disabilities.
A federal report indicates that several residents had words like "die" and "kill" scratched into their skin. Staffers claim the words appeared by "paranormal activity."
Another patient was allegedly burned with a hairdryer to raise her body temperature.
The alleged abuse occurred before November 2015 and as recently as April.
The Arc of Pueblo serves as legal guardians for nine of the people who live at the center.
"It was just unbelievable that in this day and age people would treat other human beings in this way," said Arc of Pueblo Executive Director Stephanie Garcia.
Collusion? French TV program claims police didn't stop Nice attacker for 4 minutes in contradiction to police claims
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:41 UTC
The previously known official version was undermined by new revelations by the 'Quotidien' program, aired on France's TMC channel on Thursday night. In the program, journalist Azzeddine Ahmed-Chaouch uncovered the minutes of a police probe into the attack that happened on Bastille Day, July 14, and claimed the lives of 86 people, leaving a further 434 injured.
The police didn't stop the truck, the journalist said, claiming that the vehicle had instead braked.
This is at odds with the version of the events presented by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who said at the end of July, "the available security allowed national police to intercept the truck and put an end to its deadly drive."
Kansas police officer dodges charges after killing mentally ill man, all because of an expired license plate
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:13 UTC
A prosecutor said the officer acted in self-defense and, hence, should not be charged.
"Sgt. [Brandon] Hauptman reasonably believed that shooting Weber was necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself," Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said in a major update on the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Joseph "Joey" Weber of Hays on August 18."Therefore, no crime occurred because Sgt. Hauptman was acting in self-defense of his person."
The man died at the scene as the result of wounds he sustained from Hauptman's actions following pursuit and resisting arrest.
According to the investigation, the encounter between Weber and the officer initially started as a traffic stop, when Hauptman noticed an expired license decal. However, Weber disobeyed the lights and siren and did not stop immediately. That move prompted Hauptman to arrest Weber for failing to obey the order, treating it as a felony.
Hauptman then shouted to Weber to get his hands out of the window while waiting for backup. However, the man refused to do so, instead starting driving again as additional law enforcement approached. Hauptman pulled up behind Weber's vehicle and followed him until they eventually stopped the 2300 block of Timber Drive.
"He was pursued by three law enforcement vehicles. He eluded the officer for several minutes and stopped in the 2300 block of Timber Drive," said Drees.
Weber further ignored Hauptman's command to get on the ground. Despite being at gunpoint, the man started running and was eventually forced to the ground.
Weber attempted to pull a gun away from Hauptman, who then pushed the barrel in the man's chest and fired one shot, killing him.