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Monday, 22 October 2018

Shocking moment cops pepper spray and tackle a drunk father in the middle of Orlando airport after he 'attacked JetBlue staff because he was angry his flight was delayed'

A wild scene was caught on video at Orlando International Airport on Sunday evening when an irate passenger was pepper-sprayed after attacking a JetBlue Airlines employee.
An eyewitness recorded several videos on her cellphone at the terminal showing the violent confrontation and its eye-watering aftermath.
JetBlue Flight 801 from Orlando to Salt Lake City was scheduled to depart at 6.45pm on Sunday, but it did not leave the gate until 8.51pm, which apparently made one traveller very upset.
A fellow passenger returning home to New Jersey captured the man in a white T-shirt and black slacks yelling and scuffling with JetBlue workers at Gate 3 on Sunday night.
She wrote on Twitter that the man was visibly drunk and that he flew into a rage over the two-hour delay.  
The Orlando Police Department on Monday identified the suspect to DailyMail.com as 45-year-old Brandon Strong, of Layton, Utah.
The man's eight-year-old son, who was traveling with him, witnessed the entire incident. 
Strong was booked into the Orange County Jail overnight on felony counts of battery on a law enforcement officer; depriving officer of means of protection or communication; resisting officer with violence; resisting officer without violence; neglect of a child; disorderly intoxication and battery.
Strong remained jailed this morning on bond totalling $6,500.
One video recorded by the bystander at the terminal shows Strong yelling and scuffling with airline staff.
Another video shows the man being pinned down by a uniformed police officer and a group of Good Samaritans.
A third video shows people at the gate coughing and sneezing after being exposed to fumes from the pepper spray that was deployed against Strong.
Dailymail.com obtained a copy of an arrest affidavit detailing the incident that landed the passenger behind bars.
According to the document, an Orlando police officer responded to the terminal just after 7.20pm to a report of a drunk individual who had yelled at a female passenger and called her a 'c***.'
As the officer approached Brandon Strong, he instructed him to let go of his bags and follow him.
'I could detect the strong odor of the impurities of alcohol on his breath,' he later wrote in the report.
Strong said nothing in reply and appeared to tighten his grip on his bags.
The officer then grabbed the passenger’s right wrist and informed him that he was being detained, to which Strong reportedly issued a threat that 'bad things would happen' if the cop did not let go of him.
The officer stated that Strong continued to resist his commands, which prompted him to warn the suspect that if he persisted, he would be pepper-sprayed, which is exactly what happened.
The officer then made an attempt to arrest Strong, but the 6-foot-tall, 180-pound man resisted the cop’s attempt to handcuff him. In response, the arresting officer conducted a leg sweep to take the man down.
But even lying prostrate on the floor Strong continued fighting back and was able to rip the cop's radio off of his bulletproof vest and remove two extra magazines from their holsters, according to the affidavit.
When backup arrived, Strong was escorted from the terminal to an awaiting patrol vehicle.
On the way there, the 45-year-old allegedly kicked the officer in the leg, which caused him to fall on his face.
He later refused to walk any further and had to be carried by three cops to the police car.
En route to the county jail, Strong reportedly referred to the JetBlue worker who initially confronted him at the gate as 'Paul Bart [sic] Mall Cop,' threatened to 'come after him with everything he's got' and mentioned that he has a concealed weapons permit and a gun, according to the document.
When the arresting officer asked Strong what he meant by that, he replied 'that he knows a lot of people in the White House’ from his work as a contractor at an Air Force base in Utah.
Strong's LinkedIn page indicates that he is the president of a company specializing in defense contracts called Strong Aerospace Consulting.   
The affidavit stated that Strong's son witnessed his father's arrest and remained at the terminal until a family member arrived to make arrangements for the child’s return to Utah, where he lives with his mother. 

Akron police officers are filmed tasering and punching 'fugitive' suspect as he groans and cries 'I can't breathe'

A group of Ohio police officers have been filmed tasering and repeatedly punching a suspect who groaned that he could not breathe and pleaded for help as the officers subdued him.
The incident took place in Para Avenue in Akron on Sunday and was filmed in part by some of the man's neighbors. They say he was smoking marijuana when two officers confronted him.
By the time the neighbors had started filming, the first two cops, a man and a woman, had him on the ground and were wrestling with him to keep him still. 

As the suspect groaned, the male officer tasered him. 
They held him on the ground, ordering him to roll onto his stomach and saying nothing when he cried: 'What did I do? I didn't do nothing!
'Help! I can't breathe!' 
After several minutes, two more officers arrived. The first in that pair instantly started punching the man in the back despite him being held down on the ground by three other officers. 
Shocked onlookes yelled: 'You're not allowed to do that! You're not allowed to punch him!' but the cops persisted. 
One female officer argued back with them: 'Are you f****** kidding?' and said the man tried to bite her. 
More officers arrived to join in on the arrest seconds later. By the end of the video, there were at least 10 cops on the scene.
According to WKYC, the suspect was taken to hospital but only because he was under the influence of drugs. 
Police say he was a fugitive from Cleveland who was behaving erratically at the time of his arrest. 
The department did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's inquiries on Monday morning. 
It remains unclear if the man was charged or if he suffered any injuries as a result of the aggressive arrest.
The neighbors who filmed the video said he was a veteran who lives on the street. 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

British couple are 'held hostage' in Italy and forced to take out £4,000 by 'intimidating staff' after sparklers burnt through their friend's wedding marquee

Rosie and Jack Deverson 

A couple who flew to Italy for a family wedding were 'held hostage' and forced to take out a €4,000 (£3528) loan when they accidentally damaged a marquee.
Rosie and Jack Deverson have described the 'terrifying interrogation' they endured at Villa Silvana near Sorrento, in which they were locked behind iron gates for four hours.
Their ordeal started when Jack, 24, threw sparklers over a balcony which had not completely gone out, to avoid being burned by them, at the August wedding.
But the hot rods landed on the wedding marquee, erected for Rosie's cousin's big day.
The couple from Folkestone, Kent, immediately ran down and confessed to the 'minimal damage'.
The following day, determined to ensure her cousin's deposit would not be lost, Rosie returned to the venue with her husband.
However, what happened next shocked both of them. 
Office manager Rosie said she was forced to take out a loan via her phone and would not have been allowed to leave otherwise.
She told the Daily Star Sunday: 'I had to show my face, it was the decent thing to do to make sure my cousin didn't lose her deposit.
'But as soon as we got there the gates were locked behind us. It was a horrible situation and we were told the damage would cost €8,000 (£7056) to fix.
'They made us sign documents which said we were solely responsible for the damage.
'We were completely intimidated and we would not have been able to leave without paying €4,000 there and then.'
The damage was small burn marks, according to the couple who had used the sparklers provided for guests while the cake was being cut.
Rosie said: 'I made the payment on their card machine. I felt terrified. I've now got a loan that will take me two years to pay off.' 
'I couldn't wait to get home, it was just awful.
'We're both distraught and I never want to go to Italy again. It ruined the wedding for me.'
Rosie also claims that venue bosses made the couple hand over their address and passports, and were told to expect a bill for the remainder of the cash at home.
Now safely back at home, Rosie and Jack have done all they can to seek legal help from solicitors and have contacted the police both here and in Italy, to no avail.
However, the villa staff said they planned to bill them soon for the other half.
The Deversons contacted the police in the UK and in Italy and have consulted a lawyer.  

Benghazi survivor to anyone mad at Trump over Saudi journo death: 30 Americans left to die in Libya. Where the hell were you? (9 Pics)

As the left attacks President Donald Trump over his response to the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Benghazi survivor delivered a brutal reality check to critics.
Kris Paronto, the former U.S. Army Ranger who survived the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, slammed the  “leftist journalists & liberalists” who have been angrily spouting off at Trump’s handling of Khashoggi’s death at Turkey’s Saudi Arabian Embassy.
“Where in the hell were you” Paronto asked, condemning the hypocrisy over the media’s downplaying of the controversial decisions made by the Obama administration that cost the lives of Americans in Benghazi, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stephens.
Saudi Arabian officials claimed Friday that  Khashoggi died after an alleged fist fight inside the embassy, prompting cries that the government of the Middle Eastern country was lying and calling on Trump to retaliate.

ox News host Tucker Carlson appeared to echo Paronto’s general sentiments, asking on “Tucker Carson Tonight” Friday why the left has been silent over the regime’s previous murderous acts.
“The usual head-nodders on TV seem stunned by the news. They can hardly believe that a bloodthirsty, medieval theocracy would do this. Really? The Saudis? The same people that cut off the hands of thieves and behead adulterers in public parks?” Carlson asked sarcastically.
He went on to slam the “wave of false-posturing on display by our own mindless ruling class.”
Paronto’s scathing rebuke on Twitter was applauded while it sparked fresh condemnation over former President Barack Obama’s mishandling of the Benghazi attack.








Mother: First-grader hospitalized after bullying at school because teacher was on cell phone

A Dallas-area mother says her first-grade child has been hospitalized after a fight with a bully at school, and she claims that the child’s teacher was too busy with her cell phone to step in and stop the fight. The fight occurred at Sherrod Elementary School in Arlington, Texas.
What’s the story?
According to KTVT-TV, the mother, Raven West, provided the station with a picture showing a gruesome gash in her child’s forehead that was so graphic they had to show it in black and white on television to avoid upsetting viewers.
West said that her son told her that the fight began when another student in her son’s class demanded that he hand over a Pop Tart. She claims that her six-year-old son repeatedly went to his teacher to ask for help, but that the teacher ignored him because she was on her cell phone, and dismissively told him to go back to his seat.

The school board, however, has a different version of events. According to a statement provided to KTVT, after the two children started pushing and shoving in class, the teacher stepped in and stopped the fight, and removed the two children to the hallway. Then, in spite of the fact that a teacher’s aide was in the hallway, West’s son ended up being shoved into a door, which is what led to the injury.



What else?
West and several other parents attended a school board meeting Thursday night to protest the incident and demand that the teacher be held accountable.
However, the school board is standing behind the teacher, and says she did nothing wrong. According to KTVT, school board president Dr. Aaron Reich said at the meeting that “Safety is the number one concern of our children,” and that, “Throughout the situation, all of our campus and district protocols and procedures were followed.”
The school board also stated that the mother would be allowed to watch security camera footage of the incident in the hallway; however, the video would seem unlikely to mollify Ms. West since it does not show what happened in the classroom before the altercation spilled out into the hallway.

Amy Schumer wonders whether white NFL players who don’t kneel are ‘complicit’ in racism

 
Amy Schumer on Friday questioned whether or not white players in the NFL who don't kneel with their black teammates are 'complicit' in the 'endless racism people of color face in our country.'
The "Trainwreck" star went on to propose that more white players should stand up for their “brothers and sisters of color” by taking a knee.
“I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling,” she wrote. “Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?”
The 37-year-old comedian backed the NFL’s anthem kneelers in an Instagram post, writing that she would avoid being in any Super Bowl ad in hopes to "really hurt [the NFL]."
“Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them,” Schumer wrote while voicing support for Colin Kaepernick. “I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living?”
Schumer also suggested that it would be “cool” if Maroon 5, the band reportedly set to headline the half-time show, pull out like Rihanna reportedly had done earlier this week.
Colin Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games during the 2016 season to call attention to social injustices and racial inequality. It's since sparked a national discussion about patriotism and has drawn the ire of President Trump.
More recently, Kaepernick sparked controversy after he kicked off his "Just Do It" campaign with Nike. The company released an ad featuring Kaepernick's face with the quote, "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Cartoon Brilliantly Compares Trump vs Obama on ‘Trade Deals’

The cartoon below brilliantly and brutally compares Trump and Obama when it comes to negotiating better trade deals for our country: