Fiat Chrysler blasts GM's attempt to revive racketeering lawsuit, calls it 'despicable'
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pushed back Monday against General Motors’ attempt to revive its racketeering lawsuit, two days after FCA’s former lead labor negotiator, convicted in the UAW corruption scandal, compared GM’s tactics to those of disgraced Sen. Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts.The legal drama pitting the two automakers against one another is now in its ninth month despite U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman’s dismissal of the case in July. Perhaps instructive was a new order Monday from Borman noting that he is not seeking another reply from GM.GM had ratcheted up the alleg...
Detroit Free Press
Ann Arbor woman, 96, allegedly sexually assaulted by neighbor
DETROIT — A 25-year-old Ann Arbor man is accused of sexually assaulting his 96-year-old neighbor after breaking into her apartment in the middle of the night, according to police.Dejon Dejor Lynn, 25, is facing a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree home invasion in the Aug. 4 incident. He is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail with no bond.Here’s what the Ann Arbor Police Department reported about Lynn’s arrest:On Aug. 4, police responded to Colonial Square Cooperative in the 3200 block of Williamsburg at around 3:40 a.m. The Ann Arbor Police Department said tha...
Detroit Free Press
Stone Mountain braces for another armed protest
ATLANTA — Hundreds of members of a Black militia turned heads July 4 as they marched with assault rifles, shotguns and other firearms, on Stone Mountain and its famous Confederate memorial.Now several far-right groups, including militias and white supremacists, are planning an answer rally on Aug. 15, and a broad coalition of leftist anti-racist groups are organizing a counter-demonstration. Local authorities, who have been closely monitoring online chatter about the rally, are bracing for possible conflict.The City of Stone Mountain last week issued a public warning about the planned demonstr...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
4 people arrested by Ferguson police at protest on anniversary of Michael Brown's killing
FERGUSON, Mo. — Police arrested four people and used pepper spray on protesters outside the Ferguson Police Department late Sunday as about 100 people gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.Ferguson police Chief Jason P. Armstrong said some people in the crowd tossed bottles, metal screws and wooden sticks at officers. Letters were ripped from the department’s sign and paint was sprayed on the sign, the road and parking lot, he said.Armstrong said the officers “made repeated announcements, via megaphone, to not throw objects at officers and to not enter onto the proper...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
With 6 killings in 26 hours, KC suffers deadliest weekend of already bloody year
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six people were killed in homicides Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City, marking the deadliest weekend in a year already on pace to see a record number of slayings.The violence that plagued various parts of the city for a 26-hour period ranged from an accidental shooting to domestic violence to disputes settled by gunfire. One of the shootings was a double homicide.“Each of these families will endure a new anniversary — the day their loved one was taken from them,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a news release. “And they must begin to walk the long tortur...
The Kansas City Star
McCloskeys should stop turning gun case into 'political theater,' St. Louis prosecutor says
ST. LOUIS — Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner says the St. Louis couple she charged with brandishing guns at protesters outside the couple’s Portland Place mansion in June should quit turning their gun case into “political theater.”Gardner’s comments were included in a filing last Wednesday in response to Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s July motion to disqualify her and her office from the case. Gardner’s office charged the McCloskeys with unlawful use of a weapon for emerging from their home armed on June 28 as Black Lives Matter protesters marched by. The McCloskeys’ lawyer claimed last mon...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
At least 25 people were shot in Philly this weekend, including two 11-year-olds, as gun violence keeps surging
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s surge in gun violence continued over the weekend, with at least 25 people being shot on Saturday and Sunday, including two 11-year-old boys wounded in separate incidents, police said.One of the boys was wounded in a triple shooting Sunday night in Grays Ferry. The other was shot near a playground Saturday night in Olney. Both suffered graze wounds and were in stable condition, according to police.The bloodshed also included gunfire at a playground that injured six people, a shooting in East Mount Airy that killed a 25-year-old man, another man being shot overnight...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
2 police bodycam videos in killing of George Floyd released
MINNEAPOLIS — Two body-worn camera videos from the day George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police will be publicly released as of Monday by the court after a coalition of media companies intervened and argued for their unrestrained release.The move comes more than a month after a defense attorney filed the two videos with the court as part of a motion, which makes them public data under state law. The court initially withheld them out of concerns that it might taint the jury pool, then allowed them to be viewed by appointment.Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill issued an order Frida...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
More than 100 arrested, Mag Mile trashed in downtown Chicago looting
CHICAGO — Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.More than 100 people were arrested as of 9 a.m., according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. Thirteen officers were injured during the unrest, including a sergeant who was hit by a bottle. A civilian and private security guard were shot and wounded.“What occurred in our downtown and surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple...
Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, two people shot, more than 100 arrests, Mag Mile trashed
CHICAGO — Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.More than 100 people were arrested as of 9 a.m., according to Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. Thirteen officers were injured during the unrest, including a sergeant who was hit by a bottle. A civilian and private security guard were shot and wounded.“What occurred in our downtown and surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple,” Mayor ...