Rev. Al Sharptongue called for the Justice Department to “take over policing in this country” and stated “we’re going to have to fight states’ rights” in comments recorded by the Baltimore Sun on Thursday.
Sharpton said, “we need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country. In the 20th century, they had to fight states’ rights in — to get the right to vote. We’re going to have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases.”
He added, “police must be held accountable. I don’t think all police are bad. I don’t even think most are bad. But those that are need to be held accountable.”
The feds running a federal policing force is scarier than locals running it.
I guess he is looking for a police state in this country.
An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, New York’s police commissioner said Monday.
Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as “severe injuries to his skull and brain.” District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was “fighting for his life.”
He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, speaking to reporters outside Jamaica Hospital, said Moore “had already proved himself to be an exceptional young officer.”
“He had made over 150 arrests protecting and serving the citizens of this city,” Bratton said. “He had already received two exceptional police service medals, two meritorious police service medals. We don’t give them out easily. He worked for them. He earned them.”
The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter a plea to charges of attempted murder.
It’s likely that the charges will be upgraded to murder.
Prosecutors planned to present the case to a grand jury before Blackwell’s next court appearance on Friday.
Blackwell’s court-appointed lawyer, David Bart, said his client denied the charges, which also include assault and weapons offenses.
“As a member of the NYPD, Officer Moore put the safety of his fellow New Yorkers before his own, and we will remember his service with gratitude and pride,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “I join with all New Yorkers in mourning his passing and send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”
Police on Monday continued to search for the weapon.
“This was nothing more and nothing less than a cold-blooded attempt at an assassination of New York’s finest,” Assistant District Attorney Peter McCormack said.
McCormack said Moore and patrol partner Erik Jansen – both in plainclothes in an unmarked police car – approached Blackwell on a Queens street after seeing him tugging at his waistband around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and asked him “What are you carrying?”
The officers ordered Blackwell to stop and exchanged words with him. That’s when Blackwell turned, the prosecutor said, and “in a vicious manner started to fire” – at least two shots.
Jansen was not hit and radioed for help.
CBS New York reports that Blackwell, known on the street as “Hellraiser,” has nine previous arrests on his record, including charges of attempted murder, robbery, weapons possession and assault on two officers, authorities said. In 2013 he was arrested on attempted grand larceny charges. That same year, he was also charged for assault on a police officer.
Moore came from a police family — his father, uncle and cousin are all cops.
“I did not know this officer in person in life. I’ve only come to know him in death,” Bratton said. “An extraordinary young man. A great loss to his family, a great loss to this department and a great loss to this profession and to this city.”
I am not one to defend these police officers actions these days, But if people are out killing officers just because they wear a badge, Then they are doing exactly what they are complaining about and they are no better. Does it show just what type of people they really are? And it will not get any sympathy from the public.
Stupid Bitch texted “driving drunk woo” just before fatal crash
A woman charged with DUI manslaughter for a fatal crash after she sent text messages to her boyfriend that read “Driving drunk woo” and “I’ll be dead thanks to you” minutes before the accident, reports the Miami Herald.
On Thursday, prosecutors released new evidence, including a string of text messages, involving that deadly crash on August 14, 2013.
According to CBS Miami, Mila Dago, then 22, was behind the wheel of a rented Smart Car when she reportedly blew through a red light at around 4:45 a.m. and t-boned a truck driven by 51-year old Benjamin Byrum.
Dago and Byrum survived the crash, but Dago’s passenger — her friend, 22-year old Irina Reinoso — was killed.
Prosecutors say at the time of the crash Dago was in the middle of a nasty break up with her boyfriend. As she and her friends bar-hopped, she fired off a series of angry texts to him.
Three minutes after sending the last message, prosecutors say Dago crashed into the truck. Blood tests revealed that Dago’s blood alcohol level was .178, more than twice the legal limit, nearly two hours after the crash, according to police.
Dago has pleaded not guilty to DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and two counts of DUI with damage to a person.
These IDIOTS never kill themselves, It is always someone else!
Like most people, I’ve pooped a lot in my lifetime. Usually things follow a fairly predictable pattern, but now and then I’ve seen unusual colors and shapes. I don’t feel bad or have any discomfort, but I’m concerned these changes might mean something. How can I figure out when I should be concerned about the shape and color of my poop?
The color of your poop does mean something, but often times it has more to do with what you eat than what horrible things could be happening in your body. If you have a concern, you should always play it safe and consult your doctor or another medical professional—something none of us at Lifehacker are, by the way. For that reason, we asked Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, medical editor at Examine.com, and Dr. David Dragoo, MD, to help get to the bottom of this problem (so to speak).
What the Shape of Your Poop Can Tell You
As it turns out, there’s a chart dedicated to the shape of your poop. Dr. Nadolsky explains:
There is something called the “Bristol Stool Chart” which we use sometimes in the office when dealing with patient’s GI health (e.g. constipation). This chart gives a good idea of what the consistency and shape should be of our stools.
What does the Bristol Stool Chart look like? Here’s one courtesy of Wikipedia (that you might want to view on an empty stomach).
You can probably identify your own poop on this chart, but what do all the types mean? Here’s a breakdown:
Type 1 and 2: You’ve got constipation! Those little pellets or lumpy sausages you struggled to push out mean you’re having some difficulty. Constipation can become very painful if it isn’t already, and there are different solutions based on the problem. Go to your doctor and get examined. Generally they’ll just push on your stomach to see what’s up, so don’t worry—you probably won’t end up with a finger up your butt.
Type 3 and 4: Good work! You’re in the ideal camp. Nicely formed sausage and smooth and silky snake-like poops are the ideal turds we all try to achieve. If you’ve pooping these little daily miracles, you’re doing something right.
Type 5, 6, and 7: Blobs, fluff, and (essentially) brown “pee,” is on its way to becoming—or actually is—your old friend diarrhea. You can get diarrhea for a lot of reasons. Sometimes you just ate something that didn’t necessarily agree with your stomach. Sometimes you might be really sick. This post can’t tell you which it is, so talk to your doctor if you’re concerned.
As you can see, poops come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and consistencies. A very temporary change probably won’t mean much, but if you experience non-ideal bowel movements for more than a couple of days you should speak with your doctor.
What the Color of Your Poop Can Tell You
Much like reading rune stones, interpreting what the color of your poop actually means requires some serious interpretation. A shade of dark red could mean absolutely nothing or something very significant. Dr. Dragoo explains:
The color and consistency of your stool is one of the most important signs of you’re underlying health. Bloody stool is either the sign of hemorrhoids or possibly something more serious like cancer. Bloody stool is a particular one that you want to get checked out if you see that. Of course, on a lighter note, purple/reddish stool might just mean that you’ve eaten a lot of beets lately! Lastly, green poop is also not a good sign as it may reflect that your GI tract is having issues breaking down your bile and may warrant a trip to the doctor. Be one with your poop and use it to learn about your health and how to improve it!
Dr. Nadolsky offers a few other fun color-based observations:
Beets or red popsicles can make a red/dark red appearance, and this could obviously be concerning because blood looks similar. Iron supplements can make the stool turn very dark, but tar/black stools could mean a GI bleed as well. If you have biliary system issue your stool may lose that brown/yellow appearance and become “clay” colored.
If it isn’t obvious, pay attention to what you eat. When you see a strange color in your poop, you’ll know it doesn’t mean much if you had a beet salad in the last 40 hours. If you can’t attribute a cause, or experience pain along with your bowel movements, speak to your doctor.
A Brief Note About Rectal Mucus
Most people don’t know about a wonderful, grossly-named substance called rectal mucus—or, as I like to call it, your spinchter’s best friend. It’s a not a butt booger, but rather a good thing because it lubricates your poops. If you ever feel like you’re straining to get that turd out of your butt and things feel a little (or a lot) dry, it’s likely because you’re not producing enough rectal mucus. You wouldn’t go down a water slide without water, right? So don’t poop without rectal mucus or you’re asking your BMs to do just that.
You should never produce so much that you can actually see the stuff, but rather feel the ease of a healthy bowel movement. If you do see the presence of a lot of mucus in your stool, you may have one of a handful of problems and should consult your doctor. If you feel strained, you should consider a small adjustment in your diet. Chances are you’re not drinking enough water and/or eating enough. You can easily can more fiber with psyllium husks, but you’re always better off with fiber that occurs naturally in the foods you eat. If you don’t like the taste of water but need to drink more, take a look at these suggestions. You don’t want too much or too little water, so check out this post to make sure you’re getting the right amount.
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