Public Safety

RestaurantsPosted by
The Independent

Police investigating sign at restaurant claiming we ‘reserve the right to refuse service to white people’

A sign discovered at the US fried chicken chain Popeye’s is under investigation claiming that it was under new management and would “reserve the right to refuse service to white people.”The sign, found at the drive-thru of the Lake Saint Louis, Missouri branch read: “This restaurant is under new management and will reserve the right to refuse service to white people. We apologise for any inconvenience.”A picture of the sign was shared on Facebook by a local resident and caused quite a backlash against the restaurant.“Nothing racist here.. move on...” said one person in response with another adding, “That’s a...
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Wisconsin StatePosted by
The Independent

Legal defence fund for Kyle Rittenhouse raised nearly $500k in three months, report claims

Kyle Rittenhouse’s online crowdfunder for his legal defence has collected nearly half a million dollars in three months, according to reports on social media.The donation page has raised $464,111 since the beginning of March as he stands indicted on six criminal charges for allegedly opening fire in Kenosha, Wisconsin during a Black Lives Matter protest, which led to the deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and injured Gaige Grosskreutz on 23 August 2020.The charges include first degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide and a misdeamour charge of an underage firearm possession.One section of the crowdfunder operates under the...
Georgia StatePosted by
CBS News

Attorneys for the three White men accused of killing a Black Georgia jogger offer a surprising defense

[This story first aired on October 10, 2020. It was updated on June 19, 2021.]. The viral video of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery being chased and shot dead in Brunswick, Georgia, captured the attention of the nation. Now, as three White men — former law enforcement officer Gregory McMichael, his son Travis and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan — stand accused of killing Arbery, the then prosecutor and the defense attorneys sit down with "48 Hours" and CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca for their first in-depth network television interviews.
PoliticsNBC News

Weekend gun violence shakes gatherings in cities across U.S.

Gun violence marred outdoor and indoor gatherings in cities across the U.S. this weekend after some regions emerged from a scorching heat wave. Colorado Springs saw back-to-back shootings that injured five starting on Friday night. And in Louisiana, six people were shot, two fatally, in the early morning hours of...
Washington StatePosted by
ABC News

Waitress abducted and assaulted after chasing 5 people who ran out on $70 bill: Police

A waitress was allegedly abducted and assaulted by a group of five people after chasing them down when they walked out on their $70 bill. The incident occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Nifty Fifty’s in Turnersville located in Washington Township, New Jersey, when police say the 20-year-old waitress was taken away in a vehicle for a short time after confronting a group she had served in the restaurant, according to ABC News’ Philadelphia station WPVI.
CarsPosted by
The Associated Press

Gunmen kill at least 14 in attacks near US-Mexico border

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen in vehicles opened fire in the Mexican city of Reynosa on the U.S. border, killing at least 14 people and causing widespread panic, authorities said. Security forces killed four suspects, including one who died near a border bridge. The attacks began Saturday afternoon in...
PoliticsPosted by
The Hill

North Carolina political operative pleads guilty to ballot fraud

A campaign operative at the center of the 2018 North Carolina ballot fraud scandal pleaded guilty on Monday to illegally accepting Social Security benefits while concealing other money that he had earned, The Associated Press reported. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. pleaded guilty to theft of government property and Social Security...
Claiborne County, MSPosted by
Magnolia State Live

Teenage girl reportedly stabbed boy to death in basketball game dispute. Mother, aunt could have stopped child, but didn’t, officers say

A Mississippi teen, her mother and her aunt have been charged with murder after the teenager reportedly stabbed to death another teen in a dispute over a basketball game. The mother and the aunt were charged with murder after officers said the adults had an opportunity to stop the teen and chose not to do anything about it.
Georgia StateThe Guardian

What is causing outbursts of rage on planes and grocery checkout lines?

Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband in the checkout area of a grocery store. What set him off was that my husband, en route to return an unwanted item, had brushed past him. The man announced that he was going outside to wait for us and – screaming, snarling, raising his fists – stared at us through the window. Was I surprised that a muscular guy in his 30s was threatening to punch out two grandparents? The woman behind the checkout counter wasn’t. She said, “Stuff like this happens every few days.” In fact, not long before, in another supermarket, another city, an elderly man raged and shouted at me, claiming that I was standing too close, and the cashier said, “He comes in here and does this all the time.”