As the "Me Too" movement gained steam across the nation last fall, Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez went public with her own harrowing tale: that a political ally, Rafael Velasquez, had pulled out his penis and tried to force her to touch it while the two sat alone in a car.
But according to a newly released memo from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, prosecutors have declined to charge Velasquez, saying there was not enough evidence to prove a crime took place.
If anything, investigators found evidence that conflicted with the commissioner's account — although they also declined to pursue Velasquez's counter-claim that the commissioner made the whole thing up and filed a false police report in order to promote her congressional campaign.
"This commissioner used these false allegations for political purposes, and the power of her office, to basically destroy my name and reputation in our community,” said Velasquez, who at the time was locked in a close race for the Miami Beach commission. “The only taxpayer-funded seat this criminal commissioner should occupy is a bench in state prison.”
Cuomo: I’m an Italian-American, I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops. You know what wop stood for? Without papers. I’m undocumented.
On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper shut down a conspiracy theory from a Democratic lawmaker who suggested that one of Donald Trump’s associates was connected to WikiLeaks.
Appearing on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) brought up the messages that were discovered between Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone and WikiLeaks as he suggested that the American public was not being told the truth about what happened.
“The larger issue here is, I do not believe that the Trump team, the family, the candidate, and associates like Stone are not coming clean,” Swalwell said. “I am here in Muscatine, Iowa, Anderson, talking to voters and what they are saying to me is, ‘just come clean, just tell us the truth so we can better protect the ballot box when we go to vote this November.’”
Not only were no votes changed due to “hacking” in the 2016 election, but, as Cooper pointed out, Swalwell’s suggestion that there is more to the story than Americans are being told regarding connections between Stone and WikiLeaks, has no factual basis in reality.
“Just for the record, the text exchanges over Twitter and direct message between Stone and WikiLeaks, the ones that have at least been released, and I assume those are the only ones, they don’t really show anything,” Cooper responded.
“It doesn’t seem like there’s any smoking gun there,” Cooper concluded.
Baltimore’s police commissioner addressed a crowd at a hip-hop concert alongside the mayor, but the audience didn’t seem interested in what he had to say.
“I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things that the police have done dating back 200 years,” Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said at Wednesday’s Eric B. & Rakim concert at Baltimore Soundstage.
A video posted by Baltimore Fishbowl shows De Sousa being met with a few applause but mostly boo’s — as well as several profanities.
“Two hundred years ago, all the way to civil rights. All the way to the ’80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the ’90s. All the way to the 2000’s when we had zero tolerance,” De Sousa added.
Students protesting for expanded gun control measures were arrested outside Paul Ryan’s office after a brief sit-in.
After being given three warnings by Capitol police, four of the dozen students remained lying on the ground and were handcuffed and brought outside to a police van where they were searched and taken to a juvenile facility.
When asked why they did this, one girl simply replied “for gun control.” Another replied "we need to send a message," but was pulled away by police before she could finish answering
The irony of this girl complaining about running out of her food stamps in just a week, while smoking a cigarette and using a cell phone is the epitome of exactly why we need to get people off of food stamps ASAP and get them to work.
Four armed men who bashed a Sydney shop attendant while trying to steal hundreds of dollars in tobacco botched the job by locking themselves in the shop.
CCTV footage shows the four men run into the small tobacconists in Sydney's southwest and begin to terrorise shop attendant Rahim Saied as they start to bag packets of cigarettes from behind the counter.
Osman El Sayah, Ahmed Idaayen, Mohammed Mansaray, who were all aged 18 at the time of the attack, will now spend a minimum of one year and 10 months behind bars, 9News have reported.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is fundraising off the firing of “our only hope” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but one problem: Mueller has not been fired.
The California Democrat sent out an email last week titled “Mueller FIRED” and asked people to donate to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) amid speculations that President Donald Trump may fire Mueller in retaliation for the FBI raid on his lawyer Michael Cohen.
But as the actual fundraiser email text acknowledges, Mueller was not fired by Trump.
"I’m so furious I can barely write this email,” Pelosi wrote, according to The Washington Examiner. “President Trump is inches away from firing Robert Mueller and derailing the entire Russia investigation.”
Portland Oregon March for our lives rally, all over America marches were organized by the left to vilify gun ownership and encourage bans. The recent Parkland Florida school shooting being the mobilizer and school children the weapon to deploy for sympathy, in my previous video, this Vietnam Veteran called me a fat piece of shi* for questioning him waving around his rifle, the Iraq Afhanistan veteran sets him straight in what we as gun owners know, A/R -15 does not stand for ASSAULT RIFLE.
"Pallywood" is well known for staging attacks in order to make the Western world as well is Israel look as if they are either aggressors. Here is yet another example of the IDF forces shooting the sand and suddenly one of the men collapses seconds later acting as if he was shot.
Watch how quickly the Palestinian medics run in almost as if they were on standby as they were awaiting something to happen. Ironically, the medics seem to have complete disregard for the man who was supposedly just shot as they pick up his body and toss him around like a ragdoll.
It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this black dude claiming to be a 59 degree tae kwon do black belt was full of shit. After coming back into the store after stealing some stuff he gets dropped like a sack of potatoes and knocked out cold.
Even the people standing around him are mocking his pure stupidity after throwing what appears to be a jar of peanut butter at the manager who was asking him to leave.
This is the shocking moment a young woman throws herself in front of a moving security van in an apparent insurance scam .
The dramatic incident happened in the town of Klin just outside the capital city of Moscow, in western Russia's Moscow Oblast region and was caught on the dashboard camera of the van the woman threw herself under.
Footage shows the young lady calmly standing on the side of the road until she suddenly she rushes towards the vehicle.
She appears to try and jump on the vehicle's bonnet even though by the time she collides with the van it has almost come to a complete stop.