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New Video Shows Bakari Henderson Defending Himself During Altercation That Led To His Murder

(SL) – More video has been released from inside Bar Code, the club that American Tourist Bakari Henderson was hanging out in the night he died on the island of Zakynthos in Greece.

The video is hard to watch and will take multiple viewings to sort it all out. But it appears that Bakari is standing near a couple of people who are taking a selfie. At some point a man seems to be saying something to Bakari and another man before slamming an object on the table. (Presumably the bottle he reportedly broke.)

Bakari and his friend remain calm as the suspect continues to express his displeasure with whatever he is upset about. He then punches Bakari in the face at point blank range. It takes Bakari a second, but he punches the man back and then hits him again. At this point you see scattering.

 

Cut to the outside video and Bakari is running from a pack of men and as he attempts to get around a car that’s parked in his path, another suspects catches him mid-air and slams him down on the vehicle. Another suspect wearing what looks like a security shirt is seen stepping towards Bakari as he tries to steady himself and stand.

Other suspects commence to kicking him in the back of the head and neck area. And in an attempt to defend himself (but clearly at a disadvantage as his body isn’t upright) he tries to hit the Security guard who throws a violent punch and Bakari ( with one leg bent behind him) crumbles to the grown. The Security guard then continues to strike Bakari and other people continue to kick him while he is motionless on the ground until they are cleared off of him.

In the extended version, you can see someone performing CPR on Bakari before and ambulance shows up and takes him away. Bakari reportedly died at the hospital, but I believe he died on that street.

Surveillance Video Shows Attack On Bakari Henderson Continued After He Was Unconscious, 8 People Arrested

(SL) – Young, a recent graduate ready for the world. All of 22-year old Bakari Henderson’s dreams were cut short after cowards took his life in Greece.

The recent University of Arizona graduate, was in Bar Code with friends in Laganas, a tourist village on the island of Zakynthos, when another customer approached him. Reportedly, the confrontation quickly escalated to a fistfight, and the bar’s security guard asked the two to leave.

Bakari-Henderson10-1024x576The fight continued outside, where more people, including two bar employees, began punching Henderson with brass knuckles.

However, according to the Greek Security Division, the incident began at 3.15am Friday when Henderson had a minor altercation with the security guard at Bar Code.

The security guard and the barman are said to have chased Henderson out of the bar and began to beat him. Eight others are alleged to have joined in the assault.

Surveillance videos from nearby shops showed the suspects beating Henderson even after he was unconscious. Henderson died at a hospital.

Eight people have been arrested and will be charged in connection with Henderson’s death, the news agency reported.

A 32-year-old from Serbia and a 34-year-old from Greece were arrested shortly after the fight. Six others, all from Serbia were arrested after police raided the hotel where they were staying.

Henderson’s family said he was in Greece to do a photo shoot for his new clothing line.

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He attended the University of Arizona on a full academic scholarship and graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in business finance and entrepreneurship, along with a certificate in sports management.

He also had internships with the Texas legislature, including the House speaker’s office, his family said.

“As you can imagine, our family is devastated by the recent loss of our beloved son Bakari Jaward Henderson,” his family said in the statement, adding later: “Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people. He was a big thinker and enjoyed coming up with new business ventures. Bakari was an inspiration to all he met. He loved life to the fullest.”

Taking A Child’s Life, Court Rules Against Charlie Gard’s Parents

(SL) – European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR) reportedly is ruling against letting terminally ill Charlie Gard’s parents bring him to the United States for treatment??? Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and brain damage.

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His parents raised over a million dollars to bring him to America and the European Court allegedly wants to take him off life support and let him ‘die with dignity’. Pulling the plug should be the last option! Give the baby a chance! #CharlieGard

Backstory From The Sun

Who is Charlie Gard?

Charlie Gard is just ten months old, the fight for his life has touched the world.

major fundraising campaign was set up to pay for pioneering treatment in the USA which his mum and dad, Connie and Chris, hoped would save his life.

The tot is in the “terminal stages” of a disease called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, after both of his parents were unknowingly carrying the faulty gene.

Charlie is said to be one of only 16 people to ever have the condition and his desperate mum and dad have been unable to find a treatment in the UK for him.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street said Charlie should be allowed to die in dignity and applied for permission to have his ventilator switched off.

But his parents and supporters have been fighting for him to be given a final chance, and raised £1.3million so he can be sent to America for treatment.

His dad made a desperate plea with the court to save his son, begging: “He deserves this chance”.

Clutching his son’s toy monkey, Chris Gard told the High Court: “My son is the apple of my eye and I would do anything for him.”

Charlie’s mum and dad say he is a “prisoner” in hospital and Great Ormond Street’s treatment has been “inhuman”.

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His devastated parents broke down in tears after revealing their final wish that their little boy would die at home has been denied.

Describing his baby boy as a “trooper” and “soldier”, dad Chris wept as he said: “He will fight to the very end but we’re not allowed to fight for him anymore.

“We can’t even take our own son home to die. We have been denied that.”

Mum Connie said they had always vowed to have Charlie come home if doctors ruled he would no longer be treated

She said: “We chose to take Charlie home to die. That is our last wish, if it went this way, the way that it’s gone.

“We promised out little boy every single day that we would take him home. That is a promise we thought we could keep.”

The couple said they had even offered to pay privately to have Charlie to be returned to their home, to have a bath and sleep in his cot, but had still been refused by the hospital.

What is mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome?

Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome refers to a group of disorders that cause affected tissues to suffer from a significant drop in mitochondrial DNA.

The DNA is found in the mitochondria of cells – an organelle found in most cells in which respiration and energy production occur.

This means, as in Charlie’s case, that sufferers do not get energy to their muscles, kidneys and brain.

MDS is typically fatal in infancy and early childhood.

There is currently no cure but some treatments have shown a reduction in symptoms.

Police Arrest 12 In Stabbing Spree That Left 7 Dead In Yet Another London Attack

(SL) –  Fox News and the Associated Press report, British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “evil ideology” behind the London terror attacks that killed seven people and injured dozens more late Saturday night.

May addressed the attacks Sunday after a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency committee. She called for a tougher stance against extremists and tougher controls on cyberspace to prevent its use by extremists.

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She said the measures were needed because “terrorism breeds terrorism” and attackers copy each other.

Her remarks came as counter terrorism police carried out raids in east London and arrested 12 people in connection with the attacks.

The homes raided included one belonging to one of the three terrorists who carried out the attacks, Sky News reported.

“He’s lived here for about three years,” neighbor Damien Pettit said. “He’s one of our neighbors. I’ve said hello in passing more than 50, 60 occasions. He has two young kids. He was a very nice guy.”

Saturday’s horror began around 10 p.m. local time when a white van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge. The van’s three occupants then jumped out with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police said.

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Elizabeth O’Neill said her son was stabbed in the stomach by a man who approached him and yelled “this is for Islam.”

Daniel O’Neill, 23, suffered a 7-inch knife wound, she said, according to Sky News. He was recovering.

“He had just stepped outside the bar for a second and a man ran up to him and said ‘this is for my family, this is for Islam’ and stuck a knife straight in him,” the mother said.

Gerard Vowles, 47, told local media that he saw the three attackers stabbing a woman at the south end of London Bridge. He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

“They went ‘this is for Allah’ and then they just started stabbing her multiple times,” he told Sky News.

The Guardian quoted Vowles as saying, “They kept coming to try to stab me. They were stabbing everyone. Evil, evil people.”

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Now That’s More Like It! Kendall Jenner ‘s Billowing Mini-Dress Stuns On The Cannes’ Red Carpet

(SL)- Kendall Jenner was scantily clad for the Met Gala but she stepped her game up on at the Cannes Film Festival. The 21-year-old model hit the red carpet for the screening of “120 Beats Per Minute” in dramatic fashion, wearing a Giambattista Valli Spring 2017 Couture gown.

Pippa Middleton Marries Fiance\Hedge Fund Manager James Mathews In England

(SL) –  The Daily Mail reports, Pippa and James Matthews’ spared no expense when it came to their lavish wedding reception and guests ate £40,000 Russian caviar, sipped magnums of expensive Champagne and some even enjoyed a game of ping-pong with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.

However, photos of the society wedding of the year were not plastered all over the internet as guests were banned from using their mobile phones. It was held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield.

The newly-weds even employed ‘phone police’ no enforce the rule and ensure not a single snap appeared in social media, reports the Mirror.

Federer was reportedly among the hundreds of guests who enjoyed a game of table tennis at the reception at the Middletons’ £6m family estate in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

But, putting on the party of the year doesn’t come cheap – with Pippa’s nuptials estimated to have cost £700,000. Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle wasn’t in attendance at the wedding, but was spotted heading to the reception.

 

France Elects Youngest President In History, First Lady Is Teacher He Had An Affair With As A Teenager

(SL) – Former President Barack Obama vouched for him and he got it right. Emmanuel Macron has beaten Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election and taken more than 65 per cent of the vote, according to exit polls.

tdy_news_engel_france_elections_170424__306158.nbcnews-ux-1080-600Polling conducted by Ipsos, Ifop and BVA all gave Mr Macron, the pro-business candidate, a strong lead over Front National leader Marine Le Pen.

It comes after a massive hacking attack on Mr. Macron’s campaign database over the weekend which saw hundreds of thousands of private emails and official documents dumped online. Sound familiar?

Macron spoke saying, “I salute my adversary Ms Le Pen, I know why people chose to vote for an extreme party. I know the doubt, the fear they expressed.

“And it is my responsibility to take on those concerns and guarantee our unity and responsibility for our country.

“From tomorrow we will modernize politics, recognize pluralism, revitalize democracy. This will be my first mission, respecting everyone.”

macronPoised and committed, his campaign had been ruled by scandal after it surfaced that his 64-year old wife (Macron is 39) was a teacher that he had an affair with.

The Telegraph reports, the couple met in 1992, when Macron was just 15 years old, and a pupil at a private school in Amiens.

Brigitte, born into a wealthy family of chocolatiers in 1953, was his literature teacher, and a married mother of three.

Much has been made of their romance, and of the fact that Macron was just 17 when he declared his intention to marry Brigitte.

Macron’s parents, worried about the budding love affair, sent him away for his last year of high school. Brigitte eventually divorced and joined him in Paris.

The couple married in 2007.  They have no children together but Macron says his wife’s three children and seven grandchildren are his family.

Brigitte Macron often accompanies her husband on campaign stops, taking selfies and listening to people’s concerns. She also helps prepare his speeches.

A fashion lover, her style is often described as “modern” in French magazines.  She sat in the front row at recent Dior and Louis Vuitton shows.

She quit her job at a chic Parisian high school in 2015 to help her husband.  Former students at the Lycee Saint-Louis de Gonzague describe her as an enthusiastic, dynamic, joyful person keen to share her passion for French authors.

As a first lady, she has said she will continue to focus on young people. Different laws over there, I guess!

Trump Goes Against His Own Words With Attack On Syria, Russia Is Pissed And Syria Strikes Again

(SL) –  I can understand the moral pressure, but why kill more people to prove a point and put the imminent threat of WWIII on our heads? And……reportedly Syria flew more planes out of the same area that our  missiles hit. What’s more disturbing is the report that Syria hit the same area that was attacked with chemical weapons a few days ago again on Friday.

No report on who exactly executed the bombing, but only Russia and Syria have ordered hits on that particular area.

CNN reports, New airstrikes targeted a town in Syria that was hit by a chemical attack earlier this week, activists said, less than a day after the US bombarded a Syrian air base to “send a message” to the Assad regime.

It wasn’t immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which was hit on Friday and Saturday, though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing that area of rebel-held Idlib province.

The latest attacks come after a missile strike early Friday by the United States on a base in western Syria that the United States says was used to launch Tuesday’s chemical attack, which left more than 85 people dead and hundreds more injured.

 The new strikes came as Russia, the Syrian regime’s main ally, sent a frigate armed with cruise missiles to a port in western Syria in an apparent show of force in response to the US action.

The strike is the first direct military action taken by the US against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s six-year civil war. It represents a substantial escalation of the US military campaign in the region, and could be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.

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Shift in policy

Trump’s decision marked a dramatic shift in his position on whether the US should take military action against the Syrian President’s regime — which Trump opposed during his campaign for president — and came after the President was visibly and publicly moved by the images of this week’s chemical weapons attack.
Briefing reporters late Thursday night, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the strike did not represent a “change in our policy or our posture in Syria,” even though it marked the first time the US had decided to take military action against the Syrian government.
A senior administration official told CNN Friday that the strike should not be interpreted as the beginning of a wider campaign to weaken or remove Assad, but instead is aimed at dealing with the “unacceptability” of Assad’s use of chemical weapons.
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This official said the President’s order to his national security team to develop a plan for defeating ISIS remains the priority for the administration. That strategy is actually well on its way to being completed, the official added.
But the strikes represented not only an escalation of the US role in Syria, but could have a ripple effect on the US’ relations with the Syrian regime’s powerful backer, Russia.
Russians were present at the base the US struck, a US defense official said, though the role of those Russians was not immediately known.

A warship armed with cruise missiles has joined the Russian battlegroup off the coast of Syria as part of Moscow’s response to US cruise missile strikes on the Syrian airbase of Shayrat.

Russia’s angry declarations, a world away from hopes of a rapprochement voiced in Washington and Moscow after Donald Trump’s election, have overshadowed US secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s planned visit to Moscow. His anticipated meeting with Vladimir Putin will now be dedicated to reaching an understanding on Syria and addressing concerns over Russia’s suspension of an agreement designed to keep the world’s largest nuclear powers from accidentally clashing there.

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The frigate Admiral Grigorovich, reached the group of at least six warships off the coast of Syria, Russia state media reported. It carries Kalibr cruise missiles, the Russian equivalent to the US Tomahawk missiles fired at Shayrat, and has previously fired them at targets in the war-torn country.

While many saw the US strikes as curtailing hopes for better ties between Putin and Trump, some Russians believe they were more posturing than precision warfare.

“There’s a bad scenario with this flexing of muscles. The danger of a clash between the US and Russia in Syria is not pleasant, and it could have bad consequences,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, a leading foreign policy analyst in Moscow.

Inside Job? Two Women Officially Charged With Murder After Using Nerve Agent To Kill Kim Jong Nam

(SL) – The half-brother of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un was in the busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal heading back home to Macau on Feb. 13th when the two women approached him from behind and wiped what is believed to be a deadly nerve agent on his face.

Known as VX -a tasteless and odorless liquid with an amber-like color, it severely disrupts the body’s nervous system and is used as a nerve agent in chemical warfare.

A banned substance, authorities are trying to figure out how whoever gave the VX to the women got their hands on it; and if it came directly from North Korea Officials considering speculation is rampant that North Korea was behind the killing, particularly after Malaysia said Friday that VX had killed Kim. Experts say the oily poison was almost certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory.

Someone also tried to break into the building where Jong Nam’s body is being held further leading to conspiracy theories that are looming.

Isolated North Korea has a long history of ordering killings of people it views as threats to its regime. Kim Jong Nam was not known to be seeking political power, but his position as eldest son of the family that has ruled North Korea since it was founded could have made him appear to be a danger.

Earlier this week, a high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur seeking custody of the body. North Korea opposed Malaysian officials even conducting an autopsy, while Malaysia has resisted giving up the body without getting DNA samples and confirmation from next of kin.

Malaysian officials have confirmed that the victim of the attack was Kim Jong Nam. North Korea, however, has identified him only as a North Korean national with a diplomatic passport bearing the name Kim Chol.

Kim Jong Nam was estranged from Kim Jong Un. He reportedly fell out of favor with their father, the late Kim Jong II, in 2001, when he was caught trying to use a fake passport to enter Japan for a visit to Tokyo Disneyland.

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Siti nodded as her translator told her: “You are accused of murdering a North Korean man at the departure hall” of Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Vietnamese suspect doan Thi Huog spoke English telling the court, “I understand but I am not guilty,” after the murder charge was read. She looked briefly at the public gallery as she was led out and bowed her head.

ct-suspects-charged-with-murder-in-airport-ner-002.jpgThe Pyongyang delegation is also seeking the release of a North Korean arrested in the case, 45-year-old Ri Jong Chol. Malaysia has not described his alleged role in the killing, and it was not clear if or when he could be charged.

Authorities are seeking seven other North Korean suspects, four of whom fled the country the day of Kim’s death and are believed to be back in North Korea. Others sought include the second secretary of North Korea’s embassy and an employee of North Korea’s state-owned airline, Air Koryo.

Kim Jong Nam is believed to have two sons and a daughter with two women living in Beijing and Macau.

Both women were wearing bulletproof vests as they were escorted from the court to Kajang Prison. Each faces a mandatory death sentence if convicted.

Children Spooked By ‘Goblin’ Type Figure While Playing in Argentina

(SL) – Not sure what this is…but it’s certainly pretty spooky.  While playing football, a group of Argentinian children are at first oblivious to something lurking about a 100 yards away from them.  But then, one kid rolling footage on his cell notices the dark shape and zooms in on it.

Seemingly neither man nor beast, the mysterious figure that resembles a ‘goblin,  crawls slowly forward, swaying, moving awkwardly. And it is in deed eerie. Take a look for yourself.

 

The kids were playing in the city of Santiago del Estero in the northern Argentinian province of the same name.

Local media also described the strange figure as a goblin. Goblins are monstrous mythical creatures first mentioned in European folklore in the Middle Ages.

They are usually described as small and grotesque, mischievous beings with conflicting abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on who you ask.