“Internal docs” posted by Baltimore-based investigative reporter Jayne Miller show that Dawnta Harris, the 16-year-old teen accused of running over and killing a Baltimore police officer was supposed to be on house arrest at the time. Even worse, these documents show that Harris was in violation of the house arrest and should have been put in jail: -- Jayne Miller @jemillerwbal: “Internal docs show despite repeated house arrest violations 2 wks ago, state Dept Juvenile Services did not recommend Dawnta Harris be detained… instead favored continued house arrest. Harris accused of killing Baltimore County police officer Monday…while still AWOL”
According to media reports, Harris, who has a long criminal history, admitted to running over Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio with a Jeep: The three other suspects have been arrested in the burglary that led to the death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Capri. Mugshot released of 16-year-old Dawnta Harris, who admitted to running over Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio with a Jeep, per charging documents. Harris’ mother said in a press conference that she wanted her son in jail, but that his defense attorney was able to secure him house arrest (we’re going to need Snopes or PolitiFact to weigh in on this one): At May 10th hearing, mother of Dawnta Harris says she wanted her son detained due to repeated car thefts. She says City Prosecutor also asked for detention but public defender asked for him to be released. Court, she says, agreed to send him home on house arrest.
She went on to blame the Department of Juvenile Services for not arresting him: "This is my son…" Mother of Dawnta Harris says Dept Juvenile Services "failed her son"… "if they had kept him, we wouldn't be here." Harris accuses of murder in death of Baltimore County police officer. -- In a curse-filled Facebook post last night, Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown said he’d take the case pro-bono: Def Atty Warren Brown says he is putting together legal team for 16 yr old Dawnta Harris, charged with murder in death of Off Amy Caprio. Brown's message on FB last evening: -- Harris’ other attorney in the case, J. Wyndal Gordon, blamed the deceased officer for scaring the car theft suspect and no alleged murderer with her gun: "This wasn't intentional, it was an accident" Atty J Wyndal Gordon says Dawnta Harris had no motive to kill police officer… questions why Off Amy Caprio pulled her gun… body camera footage he says will answer questions.
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter leader who resigned after her parents revealed she’s not African-American, is facing a felony theft charge in Washington state after she allegedly made false statements to secure nearly $9,000 in food and childcare assistance.
The charges against Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in October 2016, were first reported by KHQ-TV.
According to court documents, investigators with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) started looking into Dolezal’s finances in March 2017 after the publication of her autobiography, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.”
DSHS investigator Kyle Bunge said Dolezal had claimed that “her only source of income was $300.00 per month in gifts from friends.” However, the department found that she had deposited nearly $84,000 in her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017 without reporting it.
According to the investigation, the money came from sales of Dolezal’s autobiography as well as “the sale of her art, soaps, and handmade dolls.”
Authorities say Dolezal illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.
Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted Republicans in a speech Thursday for “fake nationalism,” among other things.
“This is not your father’s Republican Party,” Biden said at the New York State Democratic Convention.
“This is a different deal. They are not — they are not who we are. They are not who America is. But what they are doing is they’re sending a vision of America around the world that is distorted. That is damaging. That is hurting us with this phony populism, and this fake nationalism.” Biden has openly stated that he’s considering a presidential run in 2020.
Following President Trump’s decision to cancel a highly anticipated summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, an official from the rogue nation said they remain open to talks with the U.S.
“We express our willingness to sit down face-to-face with the U.S. and resolve issues anytime and in any format,” North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said on Friday, according to the outlet, citing the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Trump’s move to call off the June 12 talks in Singapore highlights the tension between the two countries and further emphasizes the need to a meeting, the official reportedly explained. He added that Kim has been prepping for the summit.
“Despite all of this, the U.S.’ unilateral decision to scrap the talks causes us to reconsider whether all of the efforts and the path we have taken is really the right one or not,” the official said, according to Yonhap. “Our commitment to doing our best for the sake of peace and stability for the world and the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged, and we are open-minded in giving time and opportunity to the U.S.,” he said.
Word from the hermit kingdom came hours after Trump penned a letter to the dictator saying that talks right now would be “inappropriate” considering “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed” in recent comments from North Korea. –Fox News
Meghan McCain was the only panelist on “The View” Thursday to say she supports the new NFL policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem.
The NFL will allow players to stay in the locker room if they do not want to stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
“I completely disagree with everyone on this table,” McCain said. “I would never be OK with somebody not saluting the flag. Seventy-two percent of Americans, according to Reuters, said that they thought [Colin] Kaepernick’s behavior was unpatriotic, unpatriotic.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin interrupted her, but McCain pushed through: “Can I please finish what I’m saying? I’m still talking. I’m still talking. I’m still speaking.'”
An Oregon teenager is suing his school after administrators said he could not wear a pro-Trump border wall shirt in class.
Liberty High School senior Addison Barnes said he was asked to cover up his “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” shirt or go home earlier this year.
The shirt - which also features a 2016 Trump quote: “The wall just got 10 feet taller.” - was worn by Barnes in his “People and Politics” class on a day where immigration would be discussed.
Europe’s new privacy law took effect Friday, causing major U.S. news websites to suspend access across the region as data-protection regulators prepare to brandish their new enforcement powers.
Tronc Inc., TRNC -0.16% publisher of the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and other U.S. newspapers, was among those that blocked readers in the European Union from accessing sites, as they scrambled to comply with the sweeping regulation.
“We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market,” the company said in notices it displayed when users attempted to access its news sites from the EU on Friday morning.
Others U.S. regional newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises Inc., LEE +2.04% as well as bookmarking app Instapaper, owned by Pinterest. Inc., were also blocking access in the EU.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation foresees steep fines for companies that don’t comply with the new rules, aimed at giving Europe-based users more control over the data companies hold on them.
Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday for sexual misconduct with multiple women. However, certain instances in which Freeman displayed creepy, unsettling behavior with women have been caught on tape and were released Thursday.
A producer for WGN in Chicago named Tyra Martin had an extremely uncomfortable experience with Freeman. She had interviewed him many times and alleged that he constantly made comments that were sexually charged.
One encounter with Freeman left her feeling uneasy after Freeman had allegedly asked her not to pull her skirt down as she was getting up from the interview, but it remains unclear whether this encounter was recorded on-camera.
There was, however, an instance between Martin and Freeman that was caught on tape. Martin asks Freeman if he is enjoying the life of a bachelor, to which he responds, “I’m enjoying bachelor life immensely, because I get to look at you and drool.”
Another instance was caught on-camera in which Freeman was staring at the HLN guest Chloe Melas’ leg area and said bluntly, “Boy do I wish I was there,” while in the middle of a discussion about pregnancy. She was six months pregnant at the time.
At least eight women accused Freeman of sexual misconduct.
The Marine Corps will implement a new squad formation structure in order to meet the demands of future scenarios. The transition to these advanced squad formations will occur in FY 2020.
A man opened fire inside of a Oklahoma restaurant, leaving at least 3 people with injuries, before he was fatally shot by a an armed citizen.
This gallery of accused sex criminals will have you "hot for teacher!"
Dramatic footage has emerged of North Korea reportedly destroying its nuclear test site - just as Donald Trump scrapped a highly anticipated summit with Kim Jong Un.
The clips shows a huge blast in the countryside, leaving behind piles of rubble and a large dust cloud while invited western journalists looked on.
Sky News, the only British broadcaster invited, said it had witnessed what North Korea claims to be the destruction of its nuclear test tunnels at Punggye-ri.
Sky's Tom Cheshire said: "We hiked up into the mountains and watched the demolition about 500 metres away.
"There was a huge explosion, you could feel it.
"Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud."
Elizabeth Rodriguez, mother of a child slain by MS-13. tells president he was right in calling the gang members “animals.” She says they took her daughter’s dreams away. Says no parent should have to go through the ordeal of a murdered child, like she did.
The crackdown is part of President Trump's initiative to defeat the Mara Salvatrucha, a brutally violent international gang from El Salvador; Bryan Llenas reports. Bret Baier.
We told you yesterday about acting ICE Director Thomas Homan’s exchange with Rep. Nanette Barragán, who accused him and his agency of being “anti-immigrant.” Homan reminded her that his agency enforces the laws Congress passes. If that wasn’t enough triggering for liberals, today, during a meeting with President Trump, Homan told the president that his much talked about word to describe MS-13 members might not have gone far enough: "I think you're being kind," Acting ICE Director Homan tells President Trump at MS-13 roundtable. "Animals kill for survival. MS-13 kills for sport."
Justice editor for ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser, wasn’t happy at all: -- Ian Millhiser: “The United States will always carry a mark of shame because we gave this man a badge and a gun and put him in charge of others with badges and guns.” -- Mark that down as another defense of MS-13. Another leftist defending MS-13 just to cheap shot someone praising Trump. Yikes. Unsurprisingly, the Left’s defense of MS-13 over Trump calling them “animals” hasn’t exactly helped reel in public support.
Hillary Clinton: "If you believe that standing up for evidence and reason and respecting the rule of law is critical to our democracy, you've got to vote for Democrats."
President Trump: “You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing.”
"You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe they shouldn't be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing" -President
CUOMO: “I have something for you along these lines. You gave us a good segue there, Madam Leader. I want to bring in Mary Pat Linnan —“
PELOSI: “Hi, Mary.”
CUOMO: “— retired, lives in Maryland. Mary Pat, what is your question? Beautiful scarf you have on tonight.”
LINNAN: “Thank you. It’s from Ethiopia.”
LINNAN: “Leader Pelosi, quorum.us tells us that more than half of the senators running for re-election this year are over 65 years old. If they win, their term of service will be six years. Their constituents are about 20 years younger. Isn’t it time for some members to return to private service and to encourage younger folks to run for office, so they have —“ (Applause) [crosstalk]
PELOSI: “Should I take that personally?” (Laughter)
CUOMO: “You’re not in the Senate. So you’re good.”
PELOSI: “Let me — let me say this. Two things. First of all, what I said earlier about money in — if you reduce the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility in politics, you will have more women, more young people, more people of color to elected office. (Applause)
And — and nothing is more wholesome than that. The fact is that Congress has a seniority system, so people in different regions want to make sure that the people who represent them are in a senior position to help express their views, the — the concerns of their region. But I’ll take it personally and say that as a woman who came to Congress later because I raised my five children before I decided that — to accept the opportunity to run for Congress, so lots of times women are a bit older because they have been raising their children, now I’m happy because lots of young people, young women are running with young children, and we’re trying to make it as family-friendly as possible. But I don’t — for me, I don’t think age has that much to do with it. I think it’s about — and especially as a woman, I — you know I say I want women to know that whether they’re going from college to Congress — well, they can’t really do that, but 25 years old to Congress, or in my case, from the kitchen to Congress after my kids were grown, that whatever you’re bringing, it’s new and fresh and different because you’re a woman. And that is with all the respect in the world for our male colleagues, but the important thing is to have the mix at the table, at the table. So I think that, again, reduce — the whole — as I said to you earlier, the whole environment is changing. These young people are registering, kids, 17 years old who are not even quite old enough to vote but will be by the time of the election. The women march and now they’re running. And now they’re running. And so there’s a whole — people say to me, how are you going to use all that talent? I say, no, how are they going to use us? How are we going to incorporate their fresh enthusiasm? I’ve never seen mobilization like it. And everybody has to justify their existence to their constituents, and that’s the democratic way. But, again, don’t — some members come to Congress older and they’re newer. Some people have been there 20 years and they’re younger, but they just got a younger start. So, anyway, that is all to say, we want to take the talent, the experience, the values where they are, and we want to have the mix in all of it. But if you have a problem with somebody who’s older, run for office. Run for office. I say that again, run for office.”
Nancy Pelosi’s remarks before the media today were less than five minutes, but many may still have been left wondering what the heck she said.
The House Minority Leader was seen slurring words, garbling her speech and correcting herself as she had difficulty talking.
Calling for an additional $50 BILLION in new federal funding for government schools, Pelosi said, “It’s important to note, uh, that the investment that we will make in our teachers and the education of our children is the more important investment a country can make and families can make,” seemingly getting lost in her statement, “in— wanting that for their children,” she said.
Standing alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Pelosi had to look at her notes to read the names of teachers union leaders with her.
“We’re all honored to be here,” she said, suddenly looking down, “to be here with the president of the National, uh, Education Association Li— Lily Eskelsen Garcia, and the head of the pa— uh, American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten.”
As so often government school defenders do, Pelosi caught herself nearly saying “teachers,” and instead saying “children.”
“And when tea— children are denied the tools they need…” she said.
“Yet instead of making smart, strong investments in our education system,” Pelosi said, “Republicans are fighting to slash— imagine this: slash teacher and school budgets,” slurring “slash.”
The would-be Speaker (if Democrats get their way) clearly didn’t read her remarks before delivering them, as she said, “…eliminating Title II— Title IIa.”
Later, she said the Democratic proposal’s intent is “raising teachers’ salaries— raging, raising teachers pay…”
President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open hostility."
The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in Singapore.
"Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," Trump wrote in a letter to Kim, which was released Thursday morning.
A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.
But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.
In one incident, she said, Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said -- he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he'd try again. Eventually, she said, "Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say."
Freeman's alleged inappropriate behavior was not limited to that one movie set, according to other sources who spoke to CNN. A woman who was a senior member of the production staff of the movie "Now You See Me" in 2012 told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.
"He did comment on our bodies... We knew that if he was coming by ... not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted," she said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Parliament today (May 22) in what was billed as a “meeting” but ended up being more of an awkward hearing, in which the executive took a public lashing but was also let off the hook from many tough, detailed questions.
In one particularly uncomfortable moment for Zuckerberg, Nigel Farage, the well-known euro-skeptic and far-right leader, said that without social media, Trump and Brexit wouldn’t have happened, since these causes were able to circumvent traditional media to get their message to the public. “Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to,” he said to the 34-year-old, who looked a bit flabbergasted.
At the very end of the hearing, when it had gone over its scheduled time, there were several strained minutes, during which Zuckerberg clearly wanted to stop talking in order to avoid answering some of the more uncomfortable questions. Since no one stopped him, he said he wanted to “be sensitive to time” and ignored questions that some of the more insistent politicians kept repeating, like whether Facebook would allow users to avoid targeted advertising. He said he’d give the other answers in writing, which only sparked more quibbling among the members.
Former United Kingom Independence Party leader and European Parliament member Nigel Farage told Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the online platform gave rise to "Brexit" and President Trump.
"Historically, of course, it's true that through Facebook and other forms of social media, there’s no way that Brexit or Trump or the Italian election could have ever possibly have happened," Farage told Zuckerberg at a hearing before the European Parliament on Tuesday. "It was social media that allowed people to get around the back of mainstream media
Farage also touted his own Facebook use, telling Zuckerberg he was his "best client in the room."
"I'm the largest user of Facebook in all of the EU institutions in terms of engagement, in terms of followers," he said.
Farage led the U.K. movement to leave the European Union in 2016 and has been a vocal supporter of Trump.
He made his remarks as Zuckerberg testified before the European Parliament about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Facebook suspended the research firm last month for using the private data of about 50 million people it acquired without permission."Perhaps you’re horrified of this creation of yours and what it’s led to," he continued
RNC CHAIRWOMAN RONNA MCDANIEL: It’s a legitimate fear. Brad and I hear it all the time as we’re traveling the country. People are very concerned that conservative voices are going to be suppressed on social media. Of course, many of their users are conservatives and so Brad and I feel preemptively, we have to get out ahead of this, talk to Facebook, talk to Twitter, ask them for transparency, let us know what you’re going to do to make sure that every voice has a say on these social media platforms especially before this critical midterm.
BRAD PARSCALE: Well I mean, main thing about the letter is we’ve had so much incoming about Diamond and Silk being blocked, other conservative voices. Every day I receive thousands of messages saying, “I’m being shadow-banned.” And what we want to do in this letter is make sure that we understand what’s happening. We want to ask them for transparency. I think the public deserves that transparency and we need to know that conservative voices have a chance to get their message out. This is a big problem.
Today’s journalists routinely assert that it is “extreme,” “dangerous,” and possibly even criminal for the White House – or anyone else, for that matter – to criticize an investigation into the President. But twenty years ago, Independent Counsel Ken Starr was savaged by the same liberal media during his investigation of then-President Bill Clinton. At that time, Starr was harangued as a “partisan” and “inept prosecutor,” and a “peeping Tom.”
On Monday evening, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shared his take on the Trump administration’s attitude towards Mueller while hosting Hardball: “President Trump is indicating today that he’s willing to go to extreme new lengths to discredit the Russia probe.”
“It seems extremely dangerous that you have investigators investigating the investigation,” intoned a deeply concerned Don Lemon. The CNN Tonight host continued, “You have a President who appears to be, by anyone’s standards, trying to manipulate the process.”
Chris Cuomo was similarly incensed on Tuesday, providing the following synopsis on CNN’s New Day: “The logic is clear. Attack the people who are attacking you, even if it’s just in perception. Bring down their credibility, and that will reduce the impact of anything they find...”
During a segment on ABC’s This Week, CNN Contributor and former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter mounted a particularly tone-deaf defense of the Special Counsel. “One of the problems here is that Donald Trump has a strong PR machine giving his side of the story out, and the Department of Justice and the investigators do not,” she claimed – as if the media are not themselves a massive anti-Trump PR machine.
The liberal media-wide closing of ranks around the Mueller investigation has ramped up in recent days, but it is nothing new in the age of Trump. In March, MSNBC White House Correspondent Peter Alexander suggested that a tweet in which the President had criticized Mueller somehow constituted a criminal act: “Does this effort to sort of undermine and discredit this investigation... does this only add to this obstruction of justice effort by Robert Mueller?”
Back in December of 2017, Lemon confessed on his show that he found conservative media criticism of Mueller “embarrassing,” and “shocking to watch.”
Journalists sang a very different tune when it was a Democratic President under scrutiny. Accusations of Ken Starr’s supposed partisan zeal and incompetence were commonplace throughout the investigation, and as the probe dragged on, the cacophony of dissenting voices only grew fiercer. MRC analysts combed the archives for the most egregious clips of pundits tearing into the Special Counsel, which can be viewed in the compilation video below.
This video was captured at a nursing home showing an elderly white woman being tossed like a ragdoll into her bed by a black woman with a foreign accent.
Tom Fitton: Remember Comey or Clapper were saying they were spying, or something like that, but it was all done by the book. Which is kind of like what Susan Rice wrote a few weeks after that infamous Oval Office meeting with Barack Obama where they were talking about using that dossier and going after Trump with it… It was spying but it was all by the book. So everyone go back to sleep. That’s Comey’s way… Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and the rest of them face civil and criminal liability because of this. They’re going to have to account and there’s got to be a process for getting them to account.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder publicly urged his former employees at the Justice Department to defy President Trump’s request for transparency and public disclosures of information related to the unprecedented spy operation launched in 2016 against the Trump campaign.
Holder’s insistence that the DOJ and FBI “protect the institutions” rather than carry out their constitutional duties and protect the constitution, the document they actually swear to protect when entering their federal positions is telling and rather frightening.
If one ever searched for a “deep state” smoking gun it appears Holder has offered it up. Protect the “Institution” of the Justice Department at the expense of the US Constitution. Defy the President’s orders for the sake of the governmental apparatus.
James Clapper: Since I left government in my informed opinion that given the massive effort the Russians made and the number of citizens that they touched and the variety and multidimensional aspects of what they did to influence opinion and affect election and given the fact that it turned on less than 80,000 votes in three states, to me it exceeds logic and credulity that they didn’t affect the election. And it’s my belief that they actually turned it.
There is new information about the discovery of a 310-year-old Spanish shipwreck, carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion. The ship was found with the help of an underwater robot, an unmanned submarine similar to this one. Don Dahler reports.
Daniel St. Hubert stabbed the two children, killing one of them and seriously injuring the other.
Investigators seized a semi-truck truck on Saturday that had $90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank.
The truck was being handled by 49-year-old Raul Topete Arreola and 48-year-old Aquileo Perez Pineda. Each man has been charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine.
In total, there were 120 gallons of liquid meth in the tank, which, according to Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats, would be converted into 454 kilograms of crystal meth. This is estimated to have a street value of almost $91 million.