–A drunk Manchester woman is facing charges of assault and driving under the influence, after Hooksett police say she hit a utility pole and drove her car into a drainage ditch, before kicking an officer and biting a police cruiser.
According to Hooksett police Sgt. Joseph Ducharme, about 2:11 p.m. Sunday officers responded to a motor vehicle complaint involving a blue Toyota Matrix. A caller reported a Toyota Matrix backed into a utility pole and some parking stakes outside Smokers Haven at 1176 Hooksett Road.
At 2:18 p.m., police received a second call reporting a rollover crash at the intersection of Mammoth Road and Zapora Drive.
Upon officers arrival, they reported a blue Toyota Matrix, believed to be the same vehicle involved in the earlier incident, was now down a drainage ditch on its roof about halfway submerged in water.
Hooksett police were able to extricate the driver, identified as Kaylee Thibeault, 28, of Manchester, and reported observing signs of impairment.
SHE APPARENTLY HATES FIREMAN
According to police spokesman, Sgt. Ducharme, when Hooksett fire personnel arrived, Thibeault became “uncooperative, combative and resisted arrest and detention.”
“She kicked and kneed officers, before she kicked and bit the police cruiser,” Ducharme said in a statement.
Thibeault was arrested for DUI, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest and simple assault.
Thibeault was transported to Elliot Hospital by police as she was “uncooperative” with Hooksett fire personnel, police said.
Police asked Thibeault was asked to submit to a blood test but refused any testing. She was issued a summons on all four charges and released to the care of the hospital staff.
DAWG SAYS: KICKING A COP NOT OK BUT BITING HIS COP CAR IS REALLY OVER THE LINE.
The $550 million megayacht concept that’s shaped like a shark
THE MEGA YACHT SHARK
Measuring a staggering 153 meters, Prodigium is to be made of carbon fiber and aluminum, and has an estimated market price tag of just under $550 million.
The megayacht concept is equipped with its own port with enough space for a second yacht measuring up to 30 meters, as well as three swimming pools.
Its exterior design features ancient Roman influences, with two stately columns holding up its upper structure in grandiose fashion.
While an ocean predator and Roman architecture might not seem like obvious design influences to incorporate into a futuristic vessel concept, this is to represent the shark as the “emperor of the seas,” according to the design team.
KILLER CONCEPT WITH 6 DECKS
Consisting of six decks, Prodigium’s enclosed upper level, which houses the main living area, has been devised to mimic the teeth and nose of an ocean predator.
Both sides of the vessel are to be equipped with two huge extendable fins that can serve as additional terrace space.
Prodigium, which has three jet engines and twin electric center line engines, is capable of reaching an estimated cruising speed of about 22 knots, according to the Lazzarini Design Studio.
The luxury yacht can accommodate around 40 guests at a time, and with three helicopters hangers and two garages filled with water toys on board, there’s plenty to keep them entertained.
All the suites are based in the down hull area, along with a gym, and at least one enclosed pool.
Prodigium is the second of six new concepts inspired by nature that are currently being developed by Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini — the first being the swan-shaped Avanguardia concept.
IT HAS AN ANCIENT ROMAN INFLUENCE
While this project is still in the early phases of the design process, Lazzarini estimates the vessel would take at least 28 months to construct if or when it’s picked up by a shipyard.
This latest concept comes as demand for superyachts continues to grow — the global fleet jumped from 3,906 crafts in 2009 to 5,646 in 2019, according to the Superyacht Group.
The market is projected to reach a value of $10.2 billion by 2025 as an increasing amount of yachts measuring longer than 24 meters are ordered, and designers are going all out to ensure their concepts are bigger and better than the competition.
“The days of all big yachts looking the same are long gone,” Boat International editor Stewart Campbell told CNN Travel last year.
“Owners are really pulling out all the styling stops and challenging shipyards and designers to come up with boats that are truly unique.”
Recent examples include Ultra2, a new 95-meter superyacht from Berlin-based T.Fotiadis Design that has its own on-board safe room.
Meanwhile, Red Yacht Design and Dykstra Naval Architects have teamed up to devise Ice Kite, an eco-friendly superyacht concept that can be pulled along by a 1,700-square-foot kite.
Comcast is adding a data cap for some of its home-internet plans starting in January. The telecommunications giant recently confirmed it’s introducing a limit of 1.2 TB on Xfinity Internet plans in 14 states and the District of Colombia.
If customers that don’t have unlimited plans go over that cap, they must pay $10 for each additional 50 GB of data. The extra charges max out at $100. Although the plan changes start in January, Comcast said that customers won’t face extra charges for January and February. Instead, they’ll get a “credit” for those two months, and one more free pass for another month over the course of the rest of the year. News of the cap was first reported by advocacy group Stop the Cap.
The change comes at a time when customers are increasingly reliant on internet access, for everything from remote work, to school, to socializing. In June of 2019, Americans used about 271 GB of data per month on average. In June of 2020, that number spiked to 380 GB, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The cap is especially of interest to cord-cutters, who stream television over the internet rather than watching cable, and gamers. Blockbuster games like “Madden” and “Assassin’s Creed” can range from 50 to 100 GB to download, and many games get updates that use data too. Online multiplayer play, on games like “Call of Duty” or “Fortnite,” rely on data too.
MORE DEVICES THESE DAYS
Data from The Wall Street Journal on data usage for different devices shows that people use the most data on streaming players, gaming consoles, and connected TVs each day, with streaming players clocking in at 5.4 GB, gaming consoles at 4.4 GB, and connected TVs at 3.6 GB. Computers trail those platforms at under 2 GB a day, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“This is why monopolies are bad. Comcast can exploit us for profit during a pandemic just because it feels like it,” consumer advocacy group Public Citizen wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Comcast should be broken up.”
Comcast did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment, but addressed customer concerns on Twitter.
“About 95 percent of our customers use less than 1.2 TB and are not impacted by this plan – even with the spike in usage as customers are educating and working from home during COVID-19,” Comcast wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
COMCAST DEFENDS POLICY
“1.2 TB is a massive amount of data and you can do a lot with it in one month. Stream about 500 hours of HD video a month or spend nearly 3,500 hours of videoconferencing (Zoom, FaceTime, Google Duo, Houseparty, etc.), enough to video conference for nearly 4 months straight,” it added.
“This data plan is based on a principle of fairness. Those who use more Internet data, pay more. And those who use less Internet data, pay less,” Comcast wrote.
The change will affect customers in states throughout the Northeast, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, according to screenshots of Comcast’s website published by Stop the Cap. Verizon is a competitor in these regions.
DAWG SAYS: WITH ALL THE STREAMING SERVICE IN PLAY THESE DAYS THIS IS A CHICKEN SHIT THING TO DO. THERE ARE OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE.
Four police K-9 handlers have filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department and the state public employees retirement system, contending their compensation does not match the time it takes to care for and supervise the police service dogs.
Clark County District Court records show the lawsuit was filed by Metro police K-9 handlers Jeff Corbett, John Jenkins, Scott Murray and David Newton. The suit names the Public Employees’ Retirement System, the state of Nevada, Metro police, Clark County and city of Las Vegas as defendants.
The suit was filed Oct. 2. It says all the plaintiffs are employees of or retirees of Metro who worked as K-9 handlers for many years.
“K-9 handlers work more than the number of hours allotted per pay period to manage and care for PSDs (police service dogs,)” the lawsuit states. “Because canine pay is paid at a set number of hours regardless of time worked, it is a base wage and not overtime pay.”
THEY ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES VS PAY
The suit said the officers are assigned to manage and care for the dogs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, but they are only paid for 10 or 15 hours per work pay period to handle the dogs. The lawsuit seeks a ruling that the state retirement system and Metro are liable in excess of $15,000 in unpaid pension contribution benefits for each handler. It also seeks unpaid overtime, additional compensation for assignment of what is known as differential pay, and several civil findings including breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
The lawsuit was filed by the law firm Christensen James & Martin. Metro attorney Nick Crosby recently filed a document seeking to have the litigation moved to U.S. District Court. The motion said the transfer was not opposed. JUST FOR INFORMATION HERE IS THE SALARY OF JEFF CORBETT MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE:
Apparently a $200,000 a year compensation, for a requested assignment, is not enough
(Source Transparent Nevada)
DAWG SAYS: ANOTHER WHINE BY SOME PEOPLE. THESE OFFICERS REQUESTED TO BE K9 HANDLERS AND KNEW THE ISSUES INVOLVED.
POLICE OFFICERS ARE VERY WELL COMPENSATED AND GET GOOD PERKS OF THE JOB.
A man was struck and killed by three separate hit-and-run drivers who all fled the scene after colliding with him while he was crossing a street and now police are appealing to the public for help in finding the perpetrators.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:39 p.m. in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Florence when 50-year-old Jose Fuentes was crossing a street when a motorcycle traveling northbound collided with him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
In video released by the LAPD, Fuentes can be seen lying in the road after being struck by the motorcycle as it speeds away. Just seconds later Fuentes is then hit by a white sedan which also fled the scene after the collision, according to ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC.
In a separate video of the same accident that was released by the Los Angeles Police South Traffic Division, the man on the motorcycle can be seen stopped somewhere down the road before getting back on his motorcycle and fleeing.
LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno spoke to the press on Tuesday, Nov. 24 to appeal to the public for information following the death of Jose Fuentes in Los Angeles, California, after he was run over by three separate drivers who fled the scene.
NOBODY STOPPED TO HELP
“Nobody stopped and helped out Mr. Fuentes as he lied there,” said LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno is a statement in front of the press. “The guy on the motorcycle, he kind of went out onto the street, maybe [he could have] stopped to block traffic and prevented even the second or third collision from happening. But he elected to get on his motorcycle and took off and left and fled the scene.”
Fuentes was subsequently hit a third time following the motorcycle and the white sedan but police did not release any information on that vehicle or a possible description of the suspect. Not one of the three vehicles stopped after striking Fuentes.
Authorities are now looking for all three suspect but were only able to say that they are looking for a dark colored sports bike being driven by a man as well as a white colored sedan.
Said the LAPD in a separate written statement on their website: “On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.”
Anyone with information regarding Fuentes’ death is asked to contact the LAPD’s South Traffic Division.
‘Defund the police’ movement in precarious position 6 months after killing of Floyd
DO WE WANT POLICE DEFUNDED IN AMERICA
Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, and other police-involved shootings of Black people, the movement to “defund the police” became a rallying cry at protests across the country.
Critics have blasted it as undermining support for police officers. Not only has it been blasted by critics, but they have seized on the ambiguity of the term to obscure the intent of the movement, which is to reallocate resources from punitive measures in situations that don’t necessarily call for them.
Those who advocate for defunding argue reallocating funds from police departments to community policing and organizations like public health centers and schools would serve as investments in underserved communities and could address systemic racism.
Other activists have taken a step further, equating defunding with abolishing police departments.
The movement has also been castigated by powerful police unions, and even played into the 2020 election. Prior to the election, the Trump campaign falsely claimed that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wanted to defund the police in an effort to connect with the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
SOME NOT LOOKING TO DEFUND
“I don’t want to defund police departments. I think they need more help, they need more assistance, but that, look, there are unethical senators, there are unethical presidents, there are unethical doctors, unethical lawyers, unethical prosecutors, there are unethical cops. They should be rooted out,” Biden told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in August.
Congress has taken on some police reform legislation and some cities’ officials have introduced reform efforts into their budgets. Yet, six months after the killing of Floyd, an incoming Biden administration, a deadlocked Congress and the looming power of police unions in local and federal politics, may be among the factors that influence the defund the police movement, several experts and advocates told ABC News.
A misrepresented movement?
One of the roadblocks the movement has faced in gaining widespread support is misrepresentation, said Tom Nolan, who served as a Boston police officer for 27 years and is now a sociology professor at Emmanuel College.
The movement to defund the police has been “misrepresented” and “it’s been made into a cliché” where “anybody who would render anything short of unwavering support to law enforcement” is cast as “someone who hates the police,” Nolan said.
“The people who are looking to examine and reevaluate the police are ultimately police supporters, and I count myself as one of them,” he added, arguing that in some cases defunding is a necessary step in police reform that would benefit both the community and law enforcement.
NOT CLEAR MEANING OF “DEFUND”
Even among those who support defunding, there are different visions and goals about what the movement should accomplish.
Some feel that defunding means abolishing the police, said Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of the Center for Policing Equity.
But for others, “defund is a tactic which means we need less money invested in punitive structures and surveillance, and more money invested in the resources that keep people safe from violence in the first place,” he said.
Police unions push back
Of Course Police unions push back
Police unions have been ardent in their criticism of protesters and of calls to defund their departments.
Police unions also aligned strongly with President Donald Trump who touted himself as a “law and order” candidate during the 2020 campaign, and won the support of many powerful police unions, as he blasted Black Lives Matter protesters and ended Obama-era consent decrees, which instituted federal oversight of troubled and discriminatory police departments.
Kaepernick’s one-minute video which accompanies his tweet opens with a counter showing the number of days the 33-year-old has been without an NFL team.
What follows is a montage of Kaepernick throwing the ball to Reid, filmed at a number of different football fields, set to the bass-filled song ‘Legacy’ by PeteyxKraze playing over the top.
Reid runs a number of different routes, while Kaepernick shows off different throws and his arm strength, as the lyrics in the background ask repeatedly, “What makes you different?”
The video finishes by cutting to black and the words “#stillready#.”
In June, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to sign Kaepernick. The NFL didn’t immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment regarding Kaepernick’s social post.
It is just over a year ago that the Turlock native held his public workout, where teams were able to observe him training.
The workout was itself cloaked in controversy after Kaepernick changed the venue at the last minute, saying the NFL wouldn’t allow the planned workout venue to be open to the media and the player’s own film crew.
2 YEARS SINCE COLLUSION GRIEVANCE
It will be two years in February that Kaepernick and workout partner and free-agent safety Reid settled their collusion grievance cases against the NFL.
Reid, who was one of the first of Kaepernick’s teammates to join him in his protests and kneel with each other during the national anthem, played for the Carolina Panthers for the last two seasons. After being released in March, he is yet to find a new team too.
Just in the past six months, multiple players and coaches including 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman and LA Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn have said Kaepernick deserves to be on a team again.
Even Donald Trump has said Kaepernick “should” be on a team “if he deserves it.” This is from a man who once said of anthem protestors, that NFL owners of teams with protestors should respond by saying, “Get that son of a bitch of the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired!”