California man charged with punching 78-year-old over Nutella waffle sample
A 24-year-old man has been charged with elder abuse for allegedly punching a 78-year-old man over free Nutella waffle samples at a Los Angeles-area Costco store.
Prosecutors say 24-year-old Derrick Gharabighi of Burbank was charged Tuesday.
They say on Sunday morning he was hoarding samples of the waffles at the Burbank Costco when the 78-year-old told him to take just one.
Prosecutors say Gharabighi then punched the older man in the face.
Police say the older man was hospitalized with a one-inch cut and swelling above his eye.
Gharabighi is expected to appear in court later this week. Information on an attorney who might provide comment for the defendant wasn’t immediately available.
Yeah Kalifornia is really that fucked up.
More on the dipshidiot of the day Turing Pharmacueticales is being known
Martin Shkreli Hiked the Price of Daraprim 5,000%, Now Twitter Is Trolling Hard
Speaking to Bloomberg Markets, Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager, defended the decision, saying the matter was about simple dollars and cents. “This drug was doing $5 million in revenue, and I don’t think you could find a drug company on this planet that could make money on $5 million of revenue,” he told Bloomberg Markets. “Most costs are much higher than that.”
Daraprim costs “very little” to make; the host of Bloomberg Markets estimated that it was about $1.
Additionally, years before anyone even heard of the Daraprim price hike, Shkreli found himself at the center of another controversy. In 2013 as the CEO of biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, Shkreli was engaged in a harassment suit against employee Timothy Pierotti who claimed, in a sworn affidavit to New York’s State Supreme Court, that Shkreli and Retrophin hacked into his various online accounts and sent a letter to Pierotti’s wife saying, “I hope to see you and your four children homeless and will do whatever I can to assure this.”
The response online was unsympathetic to the company’s purported money woes, with many zeroing in personally on Shkreli as the ex-hedge-fund-bro personification of evil.
It’s not the first time a lifesaving drug has faced sudden and massive price hikes. On Monday, CBC News reporteda 2,000% increase for the price of tcycloserine, a first-line medication used to treat deadly multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
The Daraprim hike sparked immediate action from the political class as well, with both leading U.S. Democratic presidential candidates weighing in on the discussion. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) penned an open letter to Shkreli announcing a formal investigation into the price hike.
In a tweet, meanwhile, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised policies to address what she openly called “price gouging.”
Been there done that
The Constantinos were found inside their daughter’s apartment near Sparks High School.
SWAT teams from both Reno and Sparks police surrounded the Courtside Gardens Apartments, evacuated the complex and put it on lockdown.
Police began their investigation shortly after 6:30 a.m. when a woman arrived at a home in Escalera Court to find her male roommate dead inside, Reno Police Lt. William Rulla said. His name has not been released
Police then learned that another roommate, Debbie Constantino, was missing. Officers tracked her cellphone and found her inside the apartment in Sparks with her estranged husband.
Upon arriving at the apartment, officers knocked on the door and heard several shots fired, said Reno police deputy chief Tom Robinson.
The suspect told police “give me 15 minutes to gather my thoughts or I’ll kill her,” Robinson said.
Officers said they heard a man yelling at police to leave. Officers began negotiating with the man, but eventually used explosives to blow the door open and found the couple dead inside.
Police did not say how they were killed or what kind of gun was used.
According to KRNV-TV, police said the couple had a long history of domestic violence, and Mark Constantino had allegedly kidnapped Debbie Constantino a few months ago. Records indicate he was arrested in August and booked on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree domestic battery.
The Constantinos were involved in several television programs about ghost hunting, including Ghost Adventures, police said.
What the fuck here we go again…….
Syracuse University will no longer have a kiss cam during its home football games after a letter to the editor published at Syracuse.com alleged that it condones sexual assault.
Here’s the key passage from the letter written by Steve Port, which really drives the point home:
The first two people (and probably most people that wind up on the kiss cam) were happy to oblige the camera. However, the cameraman then scanned into the student section where a young man and a young woman were shown. Clearly not a couple, the male student pleaded his case for a kiss on the big screen while the female adamantly shook her head no. So what does this guy do? He grabs her head and shoves his tongue down her throat, the crowd cheers.
The next “couple” shown were again students that were clearly not a couple. Again, this second female in question shakes her head no. I then see no less than six sets of hands from the seats around her shove her unwilling face into his, crowd cheers.
This is completely unacceptable behavior by the male students, the surrounding students and the crowd. It makes me sick that in a day and age where sexual assault (particularly on college campuses) is so rampant that school officials would allow such a display to happen.
The instances I witnessed at the game encourage and condone sexual assault and a sense of male entitlement, at best. And they are an actual instance of assault, at worst.
Kiss cam is regularly used at professional sporting events, and it almost never results in scenarios like the ones described here, probably because of a more mature crowd in what is usually a less rowdy environment.
Given the current sensitivity surrounding the issue of sexual assault on college campuses, however, the decision is completely understandable.
What a bunch of crybaby bitches we have in college these days.