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20-Year Old James Alex Fields Jr. Arrested And Charged With Murder After Driving Car Into Crowd During Charlottesville Protest

(SL) – An arrest has been made after a 32-year old woman was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd during the Charlottesville protest.

That man20728134_10100203244490358_3110502668453021834_n has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr. A 20-year registered member of the Republican Party.

Fields is reportedly being held in Albermarle Charlottesville Regional Jail and is being charged with 1 count of 2nd degree murder, 3 counts of malicious wounding and 1 count of failure to stop in an accident resulting in death.

 

 

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James Alex Fields Jr. (mugshot)
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{Video} Poor Leadership, Car Plows Into Crowd, Trump Dancing Around Domestic Nazi Terrorism That Claimed A Life And Injured Dozens In Charlottesville Protest

(SL) – “Hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” ~ Donald Trump 

He criticized Barrack Obama for not using the words Radical Islamic Terrorists but we’re still waiting on him to identify the lipstick on the pigs that ran a muck in Charlottesville. White Supremacy, White Nationalists…say it TRUMP.

Or are you avoiding the language because for all intents and purposes you lit the fire on the top of every torch they carried through the city. David Duke certainly didn’t mince words when he said, “We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said from the rally, calling it a “turning point.We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”

Not surprised by Donald Trump’s response or lack there of after calling for law and order during his campaign and waking the David Dukes in the world.  Trump has called for violence publicly and has welcomed the support of the KKK, so the fact that white nationalists feel emboldened right now is fitting.

David Duke, the former KKK grand wizard, is unambiguous about what Saturday’s alt-right and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, means to him: It’s the fulfillment of President Trump’s vision for America.

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When Trump tweeted “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

David Duke responded, “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”

One person who isn’t afraid to stand up to the KKK, Nazis or White Supremacists is Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe CBS Reports he decried the supporters of white nationalism who descended upon Charlottesville during a press conference Saturday, after protests there left one dead and more than 30 injured in clashes earlier in the day.

“You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but a patriot,” McAuliffe, flanked by Charlottesville’s mayor and police chief, said in a message to white nationalists.

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“We are stronger than you,” the Democratic governor added. “You have made our commonwealth stronger. You will not succeed. There is no place for you here.”

McAuliffe said he had spoken to President Trump earlier in the day. Mr. Trump declined to name white supremacists or any specific group, saying violence “on many sides” was to blame. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), urged the president to “call evil by its name,” and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah followed with similarly tough statements.

Mr. Trump ignored a question from a reporter as to what he would say to white supremacists who voiced support for him Saturday.

The already-violent protests turned deadly when a car plowed into a sea of counter-protesters Saturday. The incident — which is being treated as a criminal homicide investigation — left an unidentified 32-year-old woman dead and 19 others injured. An additional 15 people were hurt in separate incidents.

“This day will not define us,” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said.

The “Unite the Right” rally was originally supposed to protest the removal of a statute of confederate General Robert E. Lee.

{Video} Mother Of Preteen Who Was Gruesomely Burned With Boiling Hot Water While She Slept Threatens Revenge

(SL) – The first thing that comes to mind is these children are well aware of the damage hot water can do to flesh, let alone boiling hot water. I’m still trying to figure out what amusement the little girls at this sleepover thought they would get out of this.

Most will say, well they are just 11 and 12 year olds. But I don’t know too many preteens that would willingly jump into fire, so what made them think it would be okay to prank or exact revenge as some have said by throwing boiling hot water on someone’s face, WHILE THEY SLEPT.

Relatives of hospitalized Jamoneisha Merritt called Thursday for arrests in the scalding of the girl at her friend’s Bronx apartment.

Reportedly, the victim’s mother,  Ebony Merritt, appeared outside the home of Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter Aniya Grant Stuart threatening revenge and hurling obscenities.

“I’m going to cut your face, you f—ing b—h! I’m going to burn your f—ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”

Ebony Merritt is also accused allegedly choking Aniya and punching her 14-year-old sister Shawna in the face.

Shawna Panton says, “Now I’m getting text messages from her nieces or maybe her cousins. It makes me feel scared.”

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Ebony Merritt, mother of Jamoni.

Jamoneisha, who also goes by Jamoni, remained hospitalized Thursday at Harlem Hospital.  Jamoni’s mom says, “She’s doing much better,” Merritt said. “She’s in good spirits. She saw her face; she’s OK with it. But she’s still traumatized.”

Reportedly, Aniya Stuart is in another part of the hospital under suicide watch after trying to kill herself with a knife.

Aniya was arrested for assault at 7 p.m. Monday, sources said. Family court is handling her case because of her young age.

Panton denied allegations that her daughters were guilty of bullying Jamoneisha.

 

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Aniya’s mother says it was a prank gone wrong, while the victim’s mother says she was being bullied. 

“They always prank each other,” Panton said. “My daughter was sleeping and Jamoni poured cold water on Aniya. My daughter was like, ‘OK, if you’re gonna do a prank on me, I’m gonna prank you back.’

“But my daughter — I don’t know what she was thinking — boiled hot water and poured it on Jamoni’s face.”

Panton was sleeping around 4 a.m. when the bizarre incident occurred as Jamoni slept on a couch in the family living room. Shawna said she heard the screaming from her bedroom, and they put cold water on the injured girl’s face before dialing 911.

According to Panton, the injured girl was a close friend of her daughter Aniya and basically moved into their apartment about a month ago.

“What she did was really wrong, but it’s too much right now,” said Panton, 34. “My daughter is 12. Everybody makes mistakes.”

FOR LIKES: Disturbing Video Shows Teens Laugh And Record Man Drowning In Pond Versus Calling For Help

(SL) – Horrific video coming out of Cocoa Florida that was posted to social media shows a Florida man drowning in a retention pond while a group of teens stand by recording, and even mocking him and laughing.

Dunn’s fiancee, Rondanielle Williams says, “It broke my heart for someone to just sit there, of age, to know if someone needs help — they’re crying out for help in the video — and you just do nothing.”

The five teens just watched as his continued to sink.

Yvonne Martinez, Cocoa Police Department recounts the disturbing behavior that was captured on video. “Laughed at him, told him that they weren’t going to help him or rescue him, and taunted and laughed at him the entire time,” she said.

Reports  claim that 31-year-old Jamel Dunn went helplessly deep into the water on July 9th. No charges will be filed because there is nor law that mandates a duty to rescue in the state of Florida.

 

 

OJ Simpson PAROLED, Tears Up When Victim Of Robbery Says He’d Be There Tomorrow To Pick Him Up

(SL) – Say what you want about OJ Simpson, but he’s served his time. If all else failed, he was set to be released on September 29th, 2022 for good behavior. But a unanimous vote was cast and the Juice was released.

Some people will accuse him of being combative and self absorbed, but the man is 70 years old, ready to get out and get back to his kids. Besides that, if you wanted to see humility and remorse, he showed it.

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The Board had 11 factors that they considered and there was only one concern and that was whether or not he would be aggressive in the community, if he was released. In terms of risk factors, he registered low at 3.

OJ is serving a 33 year sentence for an armed robbery that occurred in Las Vegas September 15th, 2007. Simpson and his friends were videotaped entering and leaving a hotel and there was an audio recording of the event that resulted in Bruce Fromong being threatened with a gun and punched.

42867BDD00000578-4715036-image-m-106_1500573008076Bruce Fromong testified for OJ and acknowledged that Simpson had been misled about the number of items and exact content he would be retrieving. He declared forgiveness for OJ and told him, “If you called me tomorrow and said you needed a ride. Will you pick me up? Juice, I’ll be here tomorrow.”

Oddly enough the state of California ruled that the property did belong to OJ and he is in possession of it as we speak. Yes, the same property that he is serving time for in Lovelock Correctional Facility.

One factor that didn’t make sense was the charge from the Parole Board that OJ had a substance abuse problem. OJ had been drinking before the robbery (he was at a friend’s wedding) and it was somehow concluded that alcohol abuse was somehow a trigger. The Parole Board wanted OJ to take an AA course, but he didn’t. To his credit, OJ said he’s never had a substance abuse problem.  That if his kids had an issue that would’ve been helpful. His oldest daughter Arnell testified on his behalf.

4286924E00000578-4715036-image-a-119_1500574099809While most would say just take the course, OJ didn’t sugarcoat his absence from the AA program noting that he’s never had a substance abuse problem and he hasn’t had a drink in 9 years.

Most people wanted the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman to be considered, but legally that case has nothing to do with this parole hearing and the Parole Board wasn’t swayed by the pressure.

OJ says he wants to move back to Florida where his two youngest kids live and get back to his life. His NFL pension is $25,000 a month..more than enough to survive. His money will be protected from the Browns and the Goldmans. OJ could be released as early as October.

 

 

 

{Video} Heartbreaking Moment Bride’s Surprise For Her Groom Turns Deadly In Brazil

(SL) – Footage of the Bride who died as she attempted to descend to her groom via helicopter last December has been released.

The distressing video shows the moment Rosemere do Nascimento Silva of Brazil, was killed along with three others – the pilot, her brother Peterson Pinheiro and photographer Nayla Cristina Neves ) who was six months pregnant.

The 32-year-old’s finacé was left waiting at the wedding venue unaware of what she was planning to do, or of the fatal air crash.

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In the clip, you can see uneasy moments cross the bride’s face as the ride appears to be extremely shaky. Holding onto her brother, who at moments looks just as concerned.

When an alarm you can hear screaming and the worst happens. The pilot was possibly facing bad weather. The crash happened close to the wedding site. As reported, all four on board were killed.

Here is the moment the helicopter went down, released as part of the investigation into the crash.

 

 

 

 

Watch The Video Of The Colorado Family Stuck In Their Car During Terrifying Hailstorm

(SL) – Oh My! This would have freaked me out! So I can imagine how her kids felt. Absolutely terrifying! Inside Edition reports, it was a terrifying moment for a mother trapped in her car with her three kids as huge chunks of hail pummeled down in Golden, Colorado on Monday. Her children cried as the golf-sized balls hit the car as they waited to pick up her oldest kids at school. Suddenly, the back window shattered and hail started pouring into the car. Stephanie Vandewalker did her best to calm the kids down and managed to record the scene.

Cover Up? No Drugs Found In Aaron Hernandez’s System, Current Estate Valued At $0

(SL) – There’s something very off about the death of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez.

The body of the ex-pro reportedly did not contain any traces of drugs, according to toxicology reports.

After Hernandez’s body was found hanging from a sheet in his cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts earlier this month, authorities ruled it out as a suicide. Claims soon surfaced that he could’ve smoked synthetic marijuana before allegedly killing himself, but those reports have been refuted.

54741651Sources say the tests performed as part of Hernandez’s autopsy showed he hadn’t used any illegal drugs or synthetic marijuana ‘K2’.

The toxicology results came around the same time Hernandez’s close jailhouse friend and alleged lover Kyle Kennedy said he would not be surprised if the synthetic drug played some part in his death, according to the Boston Herald.  And speaking of Kennedy, none of the letters released have indicated that there was anything outside of a friendship going on between the two.

Kennedy is serving 3-5 years for armed robbery. Hernandez reportedly requested to be housed with Kennedy in his cell, but was denied. That’s no indication that anything was going on between the two. A lot of prisoners complain about not having a cellmate in isolation.

Hernandez  reportedly wrote suicide notes to his fiancee, daughter, and Kennedy, who allegedly was put on suicide watch after his death. It’s being reported that the notes were tucked next to a Bible that was opened to verse 3:16 – the words of which were also written on his forehead in red ink.

The Daily Mail reports, it has been speculated that Hernandez’s sexual orientation may have been a motive for the murder of Odin Loyd, for which he was imprisoned. In April 2015, Hernandez was convicted for shooting and killing Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, on June 17, 2013.

Lloyd may have known that Hernandez was carrying on an affair with a male friend who was forced to testify before the grand jury in the Lloyd case.

Five days before he died, he had been acquitted in a double-murder. His death came on the same day his former teammates visited the White House after winning their fifth Super Bowl.

There are also reports that a civil fight could be brewing with family members of the victims wanting to cash in on a portion of the estimated 3.5 million that could be released to his estate from the NFL.  However, currently the estate is valued at $0.

 

Family Lays Aaron Hernandez To Rest, Prepares To Fight Suicide Notion

(SL) — Funeral services were held for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. The 27-year-old Hernandez reportedly took his own life in a Massachusetts prison cell last week, where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Today’s services for Hernandez in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut were by invitation only. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In related news, the family of the  former New England Patriots tight end will gain access to three handwritten notes that the player allegedly wrote before he killed himself, a lawyer for the family said Monday.

Attorney George Leontire told reporters early Monday afternoon that a Bristol Superior Court judge in New Bedford, Mass., ordered the release of the notes to the family, the Boston Globe reported.

The legal action came minutes before funeral services were scheduled to. As part of his motion, Leontire said Hernandez’s family deserved “know their loved one’s final thoughts” and termed it a necessary part of the “grieving process.”

170419-aaron-hernandez-trial-family-ew-933a_0629be43b77a088b00ab019c9a42a3b4.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Superior Court Judge Thomas F. McGuire Jr., in an order to the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., wrote that “the note(s) shall be produced in time for the family to have them for his burial, which is scheduled for this afternoon.”

A spokesman for Early’s office said copies of the notes were being prepared to send to Hernandez’s family. As part of McGuire’s order, the district attorney was to redact any information that would be pertinent to an ongoing investigation into Hernandez’s death.

Guards discovered the 27-year-old Hernandez in his single cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m. ET last Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital about an hour later.

sad-twisted-life-of-aaron-hernandez-football-player-29206a41-eb05-485c-84cf-563106c12a71Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. The state medical examiner officially ruled it a suicide on Thursday, but his family doesn’t believed that Hernandez took his own life. Three handwritten notes were found in the cell but the contents weren’t immediately released. John 3:16 had also been written on the former NFL starts forehead.

While Leontire said he did not know who the recipients of the notes were, the newspaper reported that one of them was addressed to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, and another to their 4-year-old daughter.

Prior to his death, reports claimed he had been in a few altercations with gang members in the prison. The 27-year old reportedly was found naked, hanging in his cell. Thoughts of foul play have been shared but until a complete investigation is complete no one will know.

Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas Loses Little Sister In Car Crash

(SL) – According to a release from the Washington State Patrol, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas was heading southbound on I-5 just north of 288th when her 1998 Toyota Camry went off the road to the left jersey barrier. The car landed on the barrier hitting a pole. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Troopers say even if she had been wearing a safety belt, they can’t say for sure if it would have saved her life.

“But without the seatbelt, you just don’t have a chance,” Sgt. Tina Martin said.

The fatal accident is still under investigation, but Washington State Patrol says the sister of NBA star Isaiah Thomas may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

“This was just a casual drift off to the left until something stopped that vehicle. No braking – nothing to show she tried to stop her vehicle before impact,” Martin said, explaining witnesses told WSP they saw Thomas driving normally up until the crash.

A toxicology report is still due from the medical examiner; however, WSP says they found no drugs or alcohol at the scene.

 

Thomas was a graduate of the Tacoma School of the Arts, according to Tacoma Public Schools.

Friends of hers preferred not going on camera but said she was “awesome and had a great personality.”

Her older brother, Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas played against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Tears streaming down his face  he wrote a tribute to his little sis on his shoes….“Chyna,” “4-15-17,” and “I love you.”

Isaiah Thomas’ teammate and good friend Avery Bradley, told reporters in Boston on Monday the game took a toll emotionally. Many questioned why Thomas would play after the tragedy. Bradley touched on that with his statement.17904488_1514189688604752_2047676666071522248_n“It was draining. You know, I said it last night. We just were playing for each other. We know it’s tough times right now,” Bradley said. “It’s just a sanctuary being on the basketball court. For us to make him feel happy and make him feel like we have his back, as brothers that’s what you’re supposed to do.”

Thomas scored 33 points with his angel on his shoulders. No funeral date has been set yet.