Teen cried, vomited and worried about social media as he told cops, 'I shot 2 white kids'
CHICAGO — Kyle Rittenhouse cried, vomited and worried about negative social media comments after turning himself into a far north suburban police department following the fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, according to newly released documents.Rittenhouse, 17, and his mother appeared in the lobby of the Antioch police station around 1:20 a.m. Aug. 26, just hours after prosecutors say the teenager shot three men with an AR-15-style rifle, killing two of them. Police reports show Rittenhouse repeatedly acknowledged his role in the shooting during his conversatio...
Councilman face criminal charges for 'arresting' woman over Trump signs
DETROIT — The Macomb County, Mich., Prosecutor’s Office authorized misdemeanor criminal charges against a Warren city councilman accused of chasing down and handcuffing a woman who put Black Lives Matter stickers on President Donald Trump yard signs.The prosecutor’s office authorized charges of impersonating a public officer, a one-year misdemeanor, and assault and battery, a 93-day misdemeanor, against Councilman Eddie Kabacinski on Monday, according to sources in the prosecutor’s office.Eastpointe Public Safety Director George Rouhib confirmed the charges and said in an email to the Free Pre...
Detroit Free Press
Ghislaine Maxwell testimony: 465 pages of fury, denials, glimpses into Jeffrey Epstein's life
No, said Ghislaine Maxwell, she didn’t remember where she met Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the woman who says she was recruited from a job at Mar-a-Lago as a teenager to become a Jeffrey Epstein masseuse and eventually a “sex slave.”Yes, she recalled women hanging around Epstein’s pool topless, but it was not that common and they didn’t appear underage, she swore.No, despite claims to the contrary, she said she didn’t participate in orgies with Epstein and young girls, including a specific allegation that involved a 13-year-old.The back and forth comes from a 465-transcript released early Thursda...
4 people showed up to vote in Fort Lauderdale without masks. Here's what happened next
MIAMI — Police responded to an early voting site in Fort Lauderdale on Monday after a poll worker told four voters they couldn’t vote without masks. But after police consulted with Broward County Elections Supervisor Peter Antonacci, the voters were allowed back into the polling place to cast their ballots, still without masks on.At around 12:45 p.m. at Coral Ridge Mall, police were called after a dispute between a poll worker and the group of maskless voters — one man and three women — according to a police report. Initially, police escorted them outside, where the voters claimed they had med...
Woman found alive at Detroit funeral home in August dies
DETROIT — The Southfield young woman who was pronounced dead by paramedics and then found alive at a Detroit funeral home in August died Sunday, Geoffrey Fieger, her family’s attorney, said Monday.Timesha Beauchamp, 20, “was allowed to die peacefully at Children’s Hospital, where she had been transferred from Sinai Grace Hospital,” Fieger said. She died as a result of massive brain damage that was suffered when Southfield paramedics “wrongly declared her dead, and failed to provide her much needed oxygen,” he said.Beauchamp was in a body bag for at least two hours before being found alive by w...
The Detroit News
Mother survives 5 bullets while shielding her 3 young children from gunfire
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When gunmen rushed her car while stopped at a red light in West Palm Beach, Diamond Ware leaned over her back seat to shield her three young children from flying bullets. The 24-year-old mother was shot five times — but survived.The driver of the car, Demetrius McDonald, who was also hit by a bullet, told police he was driving his family west on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and was stopped at a red light.Three men he said he did not recognize got out of a white Chevrolet Malibu and opened fire on his car, police said.McDonald had a gun, too, and fired back before he sped ...
Cocaine, meth and weed prices have skyrocketed in Miami. Here's why
MIAMI — Secretly working with Miami-Dade police detectives, an informant arranged to buy cocaine from a suspected drug dealer outside a Kendall gas station this summer.The cops arrested Alejandro del Rosal Lopez, 48, and charged him with cocaine trafficking. As far as South Florida drug cases go, the operation was run-of-the-mill, save for the price: $1,250 for 31 grams.‘“Typically, before the pandemic, it could have gone under $1,000 for that,” said Miami-Dade Lt. Alain Cuenca, of the narcotics unit. “The supply on the streets is not as easy to find.”The street-level transaction was but a sma...
Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale knocked to the ground to end standoff, police video shows
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A husband who’d been drinking, had weapons, and may have threatened suicide. A wife with cuts and bruises who fled the house. An urgent call to police, who responded with SWAT team members and a forced take-down when the man emerged from the couple’s waterfront estate in Fort Lauderdale.The combustible situation — combined with presidential politics of the rapid fall of President Donald Trump’s once high-flying campaign manager, Brad Parscale — unfolded before the nation on Monday through police reports, 911 audio and police video showing officers knocking a shirtless a...
Proud Boys rally raises concerns of more violence in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Proud Boys will hold a rally Saturday at a park near the Columbia River, raising concerns of another round of violence in Oregon’s largest city.The Proud Boys, who have a reputation for brawling with anti-fascists (antifa), have billed the event to showcase the group’s “love for American and Western Values.” It was initially scheduled for the downtown area but last week was moved to Delta Park in North Portland to accommodate what organizers called “an overwhelming amount of interest from across the nation,” according to a statement released by the group.The Proud Boys was...
The Seattle Times
COVID-19 surveys halted in Minnesota amid racism, intimidation
MINNEAPOLIS — A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in greater Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams.The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa border town of Eitzen, Minn., in which a survey team walking to a house was blocked by two cars and threatened by three men, including one who had a gun.Frustration with the state’s pandemic response “is totally understanda...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)