Police in New York have arrested a man they say committed hate crimes against white people in Manhattan, including hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with a brick.
Todd Lyons, 33, was arrested Friday and charged with hate crime assault and assault after video showed a shirtless man roaming the streets of the city and launching unprovoked attacks on at least four victims.
Footage showed one woman, 20, hit from behind as the walked alone. Police told The New York Post: 'This woman is lucky to be alive — she could have easily been seriously injured.'
Authorities said Lyons called one of his victims a 'f***ing honky' in a hate spree police say started on the evening of August 9.
The president of a Miami school’s Parent Teacher Association is accused of stealing money from a GoFundMe account she organized for a family who lost their home in a fire.
Jennifer LaCasse, 31, was arrested Wednesday on charges of organized scheme to defraud and third-degree grand theft, according to an arrest report.
The report said LaCasse, who has been PTA president at Ada Merritt K-8 Center for about the past two years, offered to help the victim when the victim’s home was destroyed in a fire in March.
LaCasse set up a GoFundMe for the victim, using a school PTA email address, and arranged for the funds to go into LaCasse’s personal bank account, the report said. By March 15, GoFundMe had deposited about $8,395.76 into LaCasse’s bank account, the report said.
Dashcam footage shows a dramatic 100mph police chase through Belfast as the fleeing driver almost hits a pedestrian and an ambulance.
Driver Stephen McKeag mounted footpaths, drove through red lights and forced traffic to swerve out the way during the chase.
The incident happened last October, with McKeag, from Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, jailed for ten months in June after pleading guilty to charges of dangerous driving and driving without insurance.
But officers for Police Service Northern Ireland released the footage yesterday as a warning to the public about stopping when asked by police.
He was finally snared when he drove into a narrow street and got momentarily stuck between two cars, giving police time to box him in, reports Belfast Live.
Prosecutors say it's their mission to make sure an Ohio cop "never wears the badge of a police officer again" after the 34-year-old was arrested Tuesday on accusations he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl at a school bus stop — and then filmed himself urinating on her.
Soloman Nhiwatiwa, a Cleveland officer, was taken into custody in the alleged Friday incident, according to a police department news release. Nhiwatiwa allegedly drove up to the girl while in Euclid and asked her if she needed a ride to school, Cleveland.com reported.
The girl said no, and refused to get in the vehicle, reportedly prompting Nhiwatiwa to drive away. Roughly a minute later, however, prosecutors allege Nhiwatiwa came back -- this time exposing himself to the girl and then filming himself urinating on her before leaving the scene again.
The child's mother reported the incident to police, while a neighbor reported Nhiwatiwa to authorities after noticing a suspicious person looking into people's cars.
“He will be held accountable,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said of the incident, according to Cleveland.com. “It’s my office’s mission to ensure he never wears the badge of a police officer again.”
Nhiwatiwa, who joined the police department in 2014, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday and faces charges of attempted kidnapping, assault, endangering children and child enticement, among other counts.
He was relieved of duty with the Cleveland police and will be suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case.
The tech giant led by CEO Jeff Bezos announced that its facial Recognition software has added a new emotion that can detect fear or aggressiveness as well as other emotions.
The controversial facial detection software, which falls under the auspices of the cloud computing division known as Amazon Web Services, has drawn condemnation from privacy and digital rights activists, and lawmakers, who object to Amazon's marketing of Recognition to police departments and goverment agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A pest control company had their work cut out for them when they discovered an army of bugs had infested an owner’s bed.
Rory McCarty, 50, is the owner of Bug Boys Pest Control, but just because he is at the top, doesn’t mean he doesn’t like to get his hands dirty.
While out on a call in Maryland on July 17, Rory saw a sight that would make your skin crawl, as while looking underneath a mattress, his crew uncovered a swarm of bed bugs running amuck that shocked even the 25-year veteran.
Unluckily for the owner of the mattress, the infestation had spread to their whole home, as when looking through the cushions and chairs in the room, Rory discovered hundreds of more bed bugs crawling about.
Russia’s Soyuz-2.1 rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome as part of a test flight to check compatibility of the upgraded booster and spacecraft – which this time carries only a humanoid robot to the ISS.
The #Skybot F-850 robot, known simply as #Fedor, has taken the captain's seat on Soyuz 2.1's test flight to the International Space Station, where the spacecraft is expected to dock on Saturday.