Ed Ford Jr. and Tyrell Brown have been best friends since middle school. They each developed a passion for politics at a young age. During their senior year in high school they served as president and vice president of student government.
“I met him playing two hand touch football,” said Ford, referring to Brown.
Now, they’re 20-year-old juniors in college, who possibly just made history following Tuesday’s election. They are believed to be the youngest black Republicans to ever win political office in deep blue Connecticut.
Ford won a seat on the Middletown school board, the same district where he attended public schools. “When the results came in I was absolutely euphoric,” he remarked.
Brown was elected to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission. “When I found out I won I said okay, time to get to work.”
Both freely admit some of their friends and family question if they are ready for rough and tumble Connecticut politics.
“If you have the will to do it, if you have the passion to do it, go do it now,” Ford said.
All right. Roy Moore, Elise, I’ve got to ask you here, what’s the party– I mean Pat Toomey wouldn’t answer the question. What’s worse, if Roy Moore wins or loses, for the GOP?
I think absolutely it is worse if Roy Moore wins, for the GOP. And you look at that interview, that’s case in point. It was so uncomfortable for Senator Toomey to try to defend these charges of pedophilia against Roy Moore. And he was forced to say the allegations were 40 years old.
In fairness, the molestation doesn’t– it isn’t pedophilia. We looked up this legal definition to be careful there. But it’s molestation.
When it’s teen.
When you’re debate–
When it’s pre-teen it is pedophilia.
But when you are having to say–
When we’re having to debate this.
–when you are having to defend someone who is accused of it and who there are corroborated eyewitnesses backing up the case, it’s a tough position to be in.
Charlie Cook, is Mitch McConnell, the way he’s been– this clearly felt almost orchestrated. The minute, within an hour, this came out, many of the McConnell allies came out and said, “He’s got to go.” Sounds like Mitch McConnell has decided it’s worse if Roy Moore wins.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun shipping the first 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons to dealers, the automaker says.
The limited-production, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine delivers 840 horsepower. Dodge is touting the mega-muscle car as the industry’s first street-legal production drag car. The National Hot Rod Association has certified it as the world’s fastest quarter-mile production vehicle.
But it has drawn its critics. Automotive News, the leading trade publication covering the auto industry, called for banning the Demon from the street in an editorial last April.
The car "is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned," it wrote, citing its "barely legal" tires and massive acceleration.
During tests the Demon covered a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, and it accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds.
Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in its regional proxy war with Iran, threatening Tehran's powerful ally Hezbollah and its home country Lebanon to try to regain the upper hand.
With Iranian power winning out in Iraq and Syria, and Riyadh bogged down in a war with Iran-allied groups in Yemen, the new Saudi approach could bring lasting political and economic turmoil to a country where Tehran had appeared ascendant.
The resignation on Saturday of the Saudi-allied Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri, announced from Riyadh and blamed on Iran and Hezbollah, is seen by many as the first step in an unprecedented Saudi intervention in Lebanese politics.
"The Saudis appear to have decided that the best way to confront Iran is to start in Lebanon," a European diplomat said.
The BBC's Paul Adams examines the fragile relationship between the two regional rivals.
The fallout of Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shiite cleric is spreading beyond a spat between the Saudis and Iranians, as other Middle East nations chose sides Monday and world powers Russia and China weighed in.
Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran -- two Middle Eastern powerhouses -- quickly deteriorated following Riyadh's execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr Saturday.
Hours after the death sentence was carried out, protesters in Shiite-majority Iran attacked the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. The Saudis cut diplomatic relations with Iran over the attack on its embassy.
The liberal media in Europe and United States and other countries around the world are completely silent as Muslim rape gang's are ravaging women across Europe. Migrants are also destroying property in the millions upon millions of dollars through small towns and villages throughout Europe as they try to enter major cities.
This woman who was texting and not paying attention to where she was walking was folded up like a cheap chair underneath of this SUV backing up.
Fortunately for her, a quick thinking forklift operator jumped quickly into action and lifted the SUV off of the woman as others quickly pulled her out to safety.
Surprisingly, the woman only sustained minor injuries and was perfectly fine after a quick hospital visit.
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region Sunday, killing more than 300 people in both countries, authorities reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 19 miles outside the Iraqi city of Halabja. The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported at least 14 provinces were impacted by the quake. Several thousand were reported injured.
Faramarz Akbari, a local official in the Iranian border city of Ghasr-e Shirin, reported the death toll to Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency.
Iranian social media was abuzz with posts of people evacuating their homes, especially from the cities of Ghasr-e Shirin and Kermanshah. The earthquake struck in a rural, mountainous region where residents rely mainly on farming to make a living.
Esmail Najar, head of Iran’s National Disaster Management Organization, said “some injured people might be buried under the rubble in Ghasr-e Shirin.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, offered his condolences Monday and urged all government agencies to do all they could to help those affected.
Iran is prone to near daily quakes as it sits on many major fault lines. In 2003, a magnitude-6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.
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Go inside billionaire Tommy Hilfiger’s $50 million palatial penthouse high atop New York City’s iconic Plaza Hotel
When you've had a few too many but you really need to send that text....
This is a battle to the starch loaded death!
Two angry women climbed through McDonald's drive-thru window and allegedly assaulted the store's manager - over some missing chicken nuggets on their order.
Police have reportedly launched a hunt for the women after footage of their rampage was captured by a customer in the queue behind.
In one segment of the film, one of the women dangles half out the window during the altercation.
The manager of the McDonald's in Indianapolis, USA, told officers two women drove up to the window and told him they hadn't received their McNuggets.
They said they had ordered 10 but only received four, it was reported.
However, the manager claimed that the pair had never paid for the extra chicken - and the receipt was proof.
Commuters were left terrified when sick yobs sprayed a mystery liquid on them in an apparent prank 'acid attack' video filmed on the London Tube network.
Video filmed on the Victoria line and uploaded to social media shows two youths squirt the unknown liquid from what looked like Lucozade bottles.
Those targeted included a male commuter who was squirted through a closing train door, a woman looking at her smartphone - also squirted as the doors closed - and a man on an escalator with luggage.
One message on the video read: "Don't sleep on the job".
They also wrote: "No-one catch the Victoria line".
The youths can be heard laughing after each of the attacks in the video.
This is the moment a kebab shop owner bravely jumps on the bonnet of his car to fight off an attacker armed with a hammer and a gun.
Jimmy Hammoud is undeterred by the man's threats of "I'm going to kill you" as he manages to chase the thug away in Melbourne, Australia.
The 32-year-old spotted the man loitering in the car park and terrorising his customers, so decided to take matters into his own hands.
CCTV footage shows him grab a knife and charge towards the man, who runs back towards his car.
But determined not to let him get away, he leaps onto the hood without a second thought about his own safety.r
Chilling footage shows a giggling teenager ramming a blade into his friend's stomach to test out a bullet proof vest.
The young gangsters can be heard laughing uncontrollably as they see if the protective armour works.
One repeatedly plunges a knife into his younger friend's chest as it makes a low, popping sound.
But his friend doesn't even flinch and seems to enjoy the 'game', while playfully fighting back.
It was posted to social media site Instagram and captioned: "Loool stab proof vest works proper. I had to try it out in Lil man."
The video is believed to have been shot in White City, London, according to the Daily Star.
Harrowing footage shows a nurse slamming a teenage mental health patient into a wall and attacking him with his crutches.
Hayden Vice, who was 15 and had a broken leg at the time of the vicious assault, was living in a psychiatric hospital in America when he was confronted by Isaac Doughty.
The horrific incident unfolded as Doughty, a mental health technician, met the teenager in the corridor and asked him to take a shower.
When he refused because a nurse had warned him not to get his leg cast wet, Doughty got angry.
Vice replied: "No, the hell I'm not - I'm going to do what the nurse told me to."
Phones and cameras are pretty resilient nowadays, but if yours was swallowed up by a volcano, you probably wouldn't expect it to survive.
Considering they contain lava, which burns at around 1,000c heat, it's fair to expect lost electrics to fry, burn and melt within a matter of seconds.
So when tour guide Erik Storm managed to lose his GoPro down a small crevice, he thought his footage had been lost forever.
But Mr Storm, who works for Kiluaea EcoGuides , a tour group based in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, decided to see if he could salvage what was left of it.
The West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs members claim they were trying to monitor members of the Warwickshire Hunt when the incident happened on Thursday in Birdingbury, Warwicks
This is the bizarre moment a malfunctioning escalator 'ATE' its own stairway - frightening pedestrians.
Video footage shows the moving stairway breaking up into pieces as each individual step snaps off, churning as the belt continues to drive the device.
Witnesses standing close to the escalator fled as far as possible, fearing that the pieces would fly off towards them.
The nightmarish steps were filmed in Wulidian Square in Chongqing Municipality's Jiangbei District in south-western China.
The video ends with the escalator still having not been turned off, but reports said repairmen were sent to the scene shortly afterwards.
Detectives are investigating a schoolgirl after a shocking video showing her fighting with a boy emerged and other other pupils claimed she has male classmates 'living in fear'.
The teenager, named only as Anna, is reportedly a new girl at School 1557 in Zelenograd, just outside Moscow.
Anna has allegedly acted aggressively and repeatedly attacked other pupils ever since she starting the school a few weeks ago.
Fellow pupils say they have lodged complaints about her violent behaviour but school administrators deny receiving them, according to local media.
This is the awkward moment a woman fondled a fellow commuter's private parts as she stood next to him on the train.
The middle-aged woman started rubbing the man's genitals on the packed train in Japan .
The pair are believed to have been complete strangers who just happened to stand next to each on the commute.
Footage of the bizarre moment was posted to Japan 's infamous forum 2channel.
This is the chilling moment an armed robber pulled out a gun and shot a student who as he ran away after he refused to hand over cash.
Horrified onlookers rushed to the aid of the injured 19-year-old fearing he was dead or dying.
But amazingly the blood-soaked teenager was later filmed on his feet before being taken to hospital for an emergency operation.
The teenage robber - named locally as Joao Marcelo Moraes de Souza, 18, - is now facing an attempted murder charge.
This is the horrifying moment two drunken thugs brutally attacked elderly shoppers in the middle of a busy supermarket.
The horrendously violent altercation was filmed in the drinks aisle of a Pyaterochka chain store in Moscow.
Security guards were nowhere to be seen when the huge brawl broke out.
Bottles could be heard crashing to the floor as the attackers, who appeared to be drunk, assaulted the two older men, repeatedly punching and kicking them.
One of the thugs ended up on the floor himself when he tried to stamp on his victim's head - but he lost his footing.
A banned driver led police on a 70mph car chase through narrow town centre streets as horrified pedestrians dodged out of his way.
Merseyside Roads Policing Unit released footage showing Danny Smith tearing through the streets of St Helens in a stolen car.
The dangerous driver was hurtling down roads at more than twice the speed limit before he crashed into a Mercedes.
Smith smirked as he was sentenced to 14 months in jail for the chase in the stolen Vauxhall Corsa.
A teacher has been suspended after removing a pupil's hijab headscarf in front of her classmates.
Footage was posted to Snapchat at a school in Nashville in the United States, with the use of the caption "pretty hair".
Other children in the footage can be seen playing with the girl's hair, while a second video goes under the caption "lol all that hair cover up".
The traditional Islamic headscarf is worn by some Muslim women and covers the hair and neck, while the face is not covered. It is considered an important sign of modesty and religious faith.
A gang of 10 thieves smashed into a London's flagship store and threatened a security guard with a hammer before making off on mopeds with iPhones, iPads and watches.
At least three scooters were outside Apple's Regent Street store as thieves in helmets shuttled in and out during the early morning raid.
Miah Mohammad Sheful, 28, who shot a 44-second clip of the hold-up, said it took the suspects several attempts to break in to the tech giant's store.
Passing cars started beeping their horns to draw attention to the burglary that they realised was unfolding, the digital marketer said, but within seconds the mopeds had fled.
A carer is set to face abuse charges after footage showed her threatening to chop off the ears of a 93-year-old Alzheimer's patient with a knife.
The damning CCTV footage shows Luo Xiaomei mistreating the elderly patient called Zhu Yindi at her home in central China .
Ms Yindi shakes while she is forcibly moved around her home, then the carer is seen to be threatening her with a meat cleaver.
The pensioner was reportedly threatened with a knife on more than one occasion by the carer, who warned her: "I'll chop off your ears one after the other."
The glass exploded near a man's hand as he was stood chatting near the bar at the Fox Eating and Drinking House in East Grinstead
Shocking video shows the moment a paramedic was verbally abused by an angry motorist for parking their ambulance in a street.
In the clip posted to social media , the female paramedic is called a "f***ing idiot" as she cops it from the man to the point she calls him a "f***ing idiot" in response.
The footage begins with the man yelling at the paramedic in a narrow street where an ambulance is parked, blocking the way for other motorists, while the woman appears to go inside a property which is believed to be in Cheshire.
The man appears to say to the paramedic they should have their hazard lights on.
"How do we know?" the man says, saying he can't see blue lights from where he was driving.
Rats Gets Boiled & Skinned Alive Before Dinner Preparation!
Dude Gets Smacked Up For Bringing A Machete To A Fight!
Judge Robert Lewis held Neo-Nazi Brent Luyster’s 13-year-old son in contempt of court after the boy, an apparent eyewitness to the alleged triple murder, refused to testify.
The ruling prompted an explosive outburst from Luyster’s son and namesake. He quickly jumped up, distraught, screaming and cursing at him.
Brent Luyster Jr. was transported to Clark County Superior Court from a juvenile facility, where he is reportedly serving time in an unrelated case.
A migrant worker in Guangzhou is violently beaten and publicly shamed after villagers saw him playing with a young girl and became convinced that he was a child snatcher.
The ex-boyfriend of Towie star Ferne McCann has been found guilty of carrying out one of Britain's worst acid attacks.
Arthur Collins, the father of The Only Way is Essex star's newborn child, was charged after a corrosive substance was hurled over a crowd at Mangle E8 in Dalston, east London, on April 17.
CCTV footage shows him cowering behind another man as a substance is hurled across the dancefloor, leaving 14 people injured.
Collins, who had been out celebrating the news of Ms McCann's pregnancy, had claimed he did not realise the liquid was acid.
But a jury at Wood Green Crown Court today convicted him of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, and nine counts of actual bodily harm against 14 people.
Muslim migrant Moroccans continue to riot in the city of Paris after numerous demands were ignored. Muslim migrants from Morocco continue to demand things such as free housing, new cell phones, clothing, and other amenities even natural born citizens are denied.
Drugs may be un-Islamic but that's not stopping these Muslim migrants from doing cocaine right on the side of the street in broad daylight in this Italian city.
A British woman long suspected that her child’s father was cheating on her with her own mother, so she set a trap. She told her baby's father to bring their son to her mother's house and let him spend the night. Then she popped up unannounced the next morning.
This black girl thought she was going to win a little money at the strip club during a competition. She thought wrong!
The second she drops down on her back and tries to show off a little bit too much, the host of the strip club competition absolutely roasts her for being too ashy!
Video shows NATO´s most powerful mobile anti-air missile defense systems in action during a massive nato anti air live fire exercise including Patriot Missile Defense Systems, Humvee Avengers and Stinger Rocket launchers held out by Germany and the US.
The arsenal you see in the video currently counts to some of the best NATO anti-air assets able to fight enemy jets and incoming missiles.
The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations. It is manufactured by the U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and derives its name from the radar component of the weapon system. The AN/MPQ-53 at the heart of the system is known as the "Phased array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target" which is a backronym for PATRIOT. The Patriot System replaced the Nike Hercules system as the U.S. Army's primary High to Medium Air Defense (HIMAD) system, and replaced the MIM-23 Hawk system as the U.S. Army's medium tactical air defense system. In addition to these roles, Patriot has been given the function of the U.S. Army's anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, which is now Patriot's primary mission. The system is expected to stay fielded until at least 2040.
The Avenger Air Defense System, designated AN/TWQ-1 under the Joint Electronics Type Designation System, is an American self-propelled surface-to-air missile system which provides mobile, short-range air defense protection for ground units against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.
The Avenger was originally developed for the United States Armed Forces and is currently used by the U.S. Army. The Avenger system was also used by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The FIM-92 Stinger is a Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS) that operates as an infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). It can be adapted to fire from a wide variety of ground vehicles and helicopters (as an AAM). Developed in the United States this weapon system entered service in 1981 and is used by the militaries of the United States and by 29 other countries. It is principally manufactured by Raytheon Missile Systems and is produced under license by EADS in Germany and by Roketsan in Turkey with 70,000 missiles produced.
A professor in Pennsylvania said 'whiteness' is to blame for the latest shooting massacre in Texas that took the lives 26 people. The 38-year-old educator contends that 'whiteness is a structure of privilege and it's a structure of power, and a structure that, when it feels threatened... lashes out.'