This is the first look at the man who reportedly, deliberately ran over a group of Muslims leaving a Mosque in the Finsbury area of London.
Police say there have been “a number of casualties” in Seven Sisters Road near London’s Finsbury Park Station. Local ambulances have sent a number of resources.
The incident happened at 12.20am London time (9.20am AEST). People had been attending mosques in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The attack seems to be in retaliation to the recent spate of terror attacks in London and Manchester.
Several people have been injured after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque in what police have called a "major incident".
One person was arrested following the collision near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said a van "intentionally" ran over worshippers. Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast. London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources" to the scene.
Video posted online of the aftermath showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. One man could been seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man's head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing.
One eyewitness who lives in a flat on Seven Sisters Road told the BBC she saw people "shouting and screaming".
"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people'. "There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished." She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines.
London Ambulance Service deputy director of operations Kevin Bate said: "We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene. "An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car. "We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene. "Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and ensure those in the most need are treated first and taken to the hospital."
Witness Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter: "Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them. I just hope they did."
A prisoner who was allegedly tortured and had a disturbing ISIS slogan branded onto his forehead by his radical Islamic cellmate will walk away with $400,000 in compensation.
Michael Sean O’Keefe sued the state after the alleged razorblade torture left him fighting for his life when he was paired with then 18-year-old Bourhan Hraichie at Kempsey Prison in NSW.
He suffered a broken sternum, was put into an induced coma and was left with deep scars following the alleged prison cell torment, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Correctional Services settled the matter outside court and Mr O'Keefe - who was a former Army Reservist -was awarded between $400,000 and $500,000, a criminal lawyer told the publication.
His alleged attacker Hriachie charged with four counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and will face court on Monday.
Mr O’Keefe was released from Kempsey Prison after he spent several months behind bars for domestic violence offences.
Turkish police have fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd gathered in central Istanbul for the city's annual gay pride parade.
The police appeared intent on stopping the crowd gathering near Taksim Square on Sunday, a cameraman for the Reuters news agency reported.
Al Jazeera's Serpil Karacan, reporting from Istanbul, said opposition members of parliament formed a human chain to block the riot police.
Images and videos posted on social media showed several people carrying gay pride flags running away while being fired upon by a water cannon mounted on an armoured police vehicle.
As of 1400 GMT, the protesters have left Taksim Square and the nearby Istikal Street, and the city is "back to normal" according to our correspondent.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, photojournalist Bradley Secker, who is at the scene in Taksim, said the gay pride marchers were "puzzled" by the police action, given that a similar parade on June 21 went on in Istanbul without any incident.
According to the AFP news agency, police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of "fascism".
No official comment has so far been issued by the government, but there were reports that the parade was stopped as it was Ramadan.
However, Karajan said the parade, which has been held over the past 13 years without police intervention, occured peacefully during Ramadan last year.
Taksim is a traditional rallying ground for demonstrators and saw weeks of unrest in 2013.
British media have censored the death of hundreds of people who have lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
The more than 500 people unaccounted from Grenfell Tower fire are dead, Nadia, whose family name was not given and identifies herself on social media as DJ Isla, told Press TV.
London Police Commander Stuart Cundy told reporters on Saturday that 58 people are feared dead in the fire.
According to reports, however, the building was home to about 600 people.
Nadia DJ ISLA told Press TV's correspondent in London, Camilia Shambayati, that only 76 out of some 600 people who were living in the building where she grew up, had been accounted for and more than 500 residents were still missing.
DJ ISLA says aid effort for Grenfell Tower victims is in vain because they are all dead and no one will admit it, least of all the authorities.
California’s chief law officer, Attorney General Kamala Harris, declared this week, “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,” a statement in direct contradiction to federal law.
Illegally entering and remaining in the country is a federal crime. By stating that those who illegally enter or remain in the United States are not in violation of law is simply incorrect. However, many of these “undocumented immigrants” are not being prosecuted under the current administration.
Last November, President Obama declared effective amnesty for an estimated five million illegally present aliens. Since then, Representative Luis Gutierrez has traveled the country, partnering with fellow ‘immigration reform,’ Democrat legislators and activists, not advocating for citizens but for those illegally present within the U.S.
It does seem that Harris, declared candidate for the U.S. Senate, is implying in her words that these foreign nationals are not persistent criminals as she told KCAL 9, “I’m a career prosecutor. I’ve personally prosecuted everything from low-level offenses to homicides. Unfortunately, I know what crime looks like. I know what a criminal looks like who’s committing a crime. An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”
However, this inference is also flawed. While it cannot be said that every illegally present foreign national is necessarily perpetrating additional crimes, it can also not be said that all are not. There are numerous criminal aliens who have committed crimes before and since entering the country and remain illegally present within the boundaries of the U.S.
Just ask members of the group The Remembrance Project. Eric Zepeda’s mother, Brenda Sparks, recounts the story of her son’s death on the group’s site, noting that the illegal alien found at fault for the accident — that left her son dead and a passenger permanently disabled, — received only probation and remained in the U.S. as of last update.
Flshreport.org Editor John Fleischman commented on Harris’ statements to KCAL 9. “Right now she’s clearly pandering to the most extreme, left-wing elements of her own party.” He continued, for Harris to say, “People who are coming into America in blatant violation of federal immigration law aren’t criminals is to redefine the word ‘criminal’ as to no longer mean ‘committing a crime.’”
Philando Castile's mother Valerie Castile reacted to news of officer Jeronimo Yanez's acquittal by condemning the "cracker, bama ass, motherf**king state" of Minnesota and appeared to call for the officer who killed her son to be killed himself.
In a disturbing rant posted to Facebook which has been viewed over 600,000 times, Valerie Castile told her followers: "I just want to say one thing to everybody out there, I don't give a f**k what you do. Do what your heart desires, because that shit wasn't right."
"F**k the police, say whatever the f**k you want to say," she said. "This is the real Valerie Castile, I don't give a f**k no more."
"They gonna keep on killing us as long as we just sit down and take it," Castile said.
"If I had it my way, it's on and cracking," she said. "F**k that shit, I'm sick of this sh*t. Yall been killing motherf**kers all these years, but here in Minnesota, this cracker, bama ass, motherf**king state, f**k these f**king motherf**kers."
"With that, peace out, do your motherf**king thing, whatever. Have a nice life, I hope that motherf**ker die tonight! Hello!"
Many of her followers took her statements as a call for violence.
The top comments on her Facebook thanked her for "not calling for peace and all that wackness."
"Thank you for not calling for peace and all that wackness. And thank you for not making some wack statement expressing forgiveness and healing and love," one poster wrote. "Those f%$% days are over!" another person responded to the prior comment.
"The feeling of revolt will grow stronger every day among the peoples subjected to various degrees of exploitation, and they will take up arms to gain by force the rights which reason alone has not won them. -che," another poster wrote.
"We need to organize a national boycott of christmas~~shut this country down!!!! racist ass COUNTRY!!!!! Let's shut it down!! hit those purse strings show them we need business!!! Time to fight back we are at war!!" another said.
Thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters marched in Atlanta today after the recent spate of shootings across the country, including outside CNN headquarters where and unhinged Liberal completely lost his mind seeing people exposing CNN is actually fake news.
"This isn't Russia, this is the United States of America" the man screamed towards the protesters. Before launching a tirade that showed it just how uninformed he truly is.
Three woman have been killed and 11 other people hurt in an explosion at an upscale Colombian shopping centre, the mayor has confirmed.
Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theatres and stores after the blast in a second-floor women's bathroom at the upscale Centro Andino in the heart of Bogota's tourist district on Saturday afternoon.
Bogota mayor Enrique Penalosa called the blast a “cowardly terrorist attack”, and confirmed the deaths via Twitter. One of the women was a 23-year-old French national, he said.
Mr Penalosa said the French woman had spent six months volunteering in Colombia and was due to return to France.
He said another person was in a serious condition.
The other two victims, aged 27 and 31, were Colombian, local newspaper El Tiempo reported citing a statement from the Country Clinic hospital.
A video posted to social media shows security guards ushering people away from a doorway filled with smoke
President Juan Manuel Santos has condemned the attack and ordered National Police chief General Jorge Nieto to investigate.
The migrant crisis continues to show just how uncivilized those being invited into Europe actually are.
watch as a group of African migrants attempt to rape and then beaten and Italian woman who fights back as CCTV cameras film the entire thing.
A protest on a Minnesota freeway over the acquittal of a police officer in the slaying of black motorist Philando Castile resulted in the arrest of 18 demonstrators early on Saturday, state police said.
The arrests came hours after St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on Friday of second-degree manslaughter in 32-year-old Castile's July 2016 shooting death in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights.
The shooting drew national attention after the victim's girlfriend live-streamed the bloody aftermath on social media, and it led to protests that have fueled debate across the country over police use of force in encounters with minorities.
Protesters held a peaceful demonstration on Friday at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul and then about 1,500 converged on Interstate 94 in the city, blocking the freeway, a Minnesota State Patrol spokeswoman said in an email statement.
Authorities repeatedly asked protesters to leave before making 18 arrests shortly after midnight on Saturday, the statement said. Unlawful assembly and other charges are pending against them, it said.
Among those listed as arrested for alleged unlawful assembly were at least two journalists.
Yanez, the son of a Mexican immigrant, testified during the trial in Ramsey County District Court that he feared for his life after Castile began reaching for a firearm that Castile had disclosed he had in his possession. Yanez shot Castile five times.
U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota on Saturday said Castile did not deserve to die.
"Whatever one's opinion of the outcome of this case, we must come together and take concrete action to reckon with and dismantle the systemic racial inequalities that lead to far too many of these deaths," Franken wrote on Facebook.
Jim Devine, a Democratic strategist, sent out a tweet from his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon with the hashtag "HuntRepublicanCongressmen" after the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.
"I think it speaks for itself," Devine said of the tweet on Thursday afternoon. "Yesterday's events are the result of escalating rhetoric and vitriol that has been evident in our political system culminating with the election of our president and the chickens came home to roost, you know?"
The tweet was first reported by the MoreMonmouthMusings.net political blog.
Devine said that the tweet may come as a shock to some, but it may awaken others to the vicious political environment that he said has emerged in the last couple years and swelled dramatically since President Donald Trump's election.
"I think some people will be shocked and offended," he said, "and other people might be woken up to the fact that this is nothing that wasn't invited by things like Sarah Palin's crosshairs on Gabby Giffords before she was shot."
Now more than ever, conservatives can have this debate among themselves: are the rantings of Keith Olbermann worth transcribing and ridiculing? If Olbermann doing his best impression of Sam the Eagle from The Muppet Show mattered when he was on MSNBC, a widely distributed cable channel, did they really matter during the failure of Current TV? And do they matter as Olbermann now descends to a YouTube series for GQ Magazine, best known for selling overpriced suits to male hipsters?
I would suggest they matter as an example of how desperate the Left is sounding after the election of President Donald Trump. CNN’s media unit circulated Olbermann’s latest rhetorical binge-and-purge in its daily newsletter, so let’s take a look.
We are at war with Russia. Or perhaps more correctly we have lost a war with Russia without a battle. We are not a democracy, we are no longer a free people. We are the victims of a bloodless coup – so far, a bloodless coup! – engineered by Russia with at best the traitorous indifference of the Republican Party and Donald John Trump, a man, to borrow a phrase from a December long ago, will live in infamy!
MSNBC “AM Joy” host Joy Reid reacted Saturday to House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) shooting, calling it a “delicate” situation because she hopes he recovers but added she cannot ignore his history regarding race, same-sex marriage and gun control.
“[I]t’s a delicate thing because everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping that he recovers, but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race,” Reid said. “He did come to leadership after some controversy over attending a white nationalist event, which he says he didn’t know what it was. He also co-sponsored a bill to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. He voted for the House healthcare bill, which as you said would gut health care for millions of people, including three million children, and he co-sponsored a bill to repeal the ban on semi-automatic weapons. Because he is in jeopardy and everybody is pulling for him, are we required in a moral sense to put that aside at the moment?”
Video from the Turkish Airlines flight from London Heathrow and Istanbul on Saturday shows a man being slapped and his head pushed forcibly against his seat before take-off. The clip was filmed by passenger Ahtzaz Ali, 27, an office manager from Birmingham, who was travelling to help Syrian refugees. He told the Press Association he believed the man was an asylum seeker and the scenes left fellow passengers ‘disturbed’. He said: ‘There was a man who was clearly upset on board the plane but wasn’t being abusive to the crew or anybody else. ‘All of a sudden, someone who seemed like they were an immigration officer came and started physically abusing the man by slapping him and pushing his face down whilst he was crying and shouting that he wouldn’t be safe going back to Afghanistan. ‘The journey after he was taken off the plane was very upsetting as passengers were in tears, clearly disturbed by what they had seen. ‘It was a violation of this man’s human rights and shocking to see how he was being treated.’ A Home Office spokesman said it did not comment on individual cases, but added: ‘If people are in the country illegally and refuse to leave voluntarily we will take action to remove them. ‘Whilst it is regrettable that some people become disruptive on removal, we do our utmost to try and minimise any potential impact on the rest of the passengers. ‘Any use of force must be fully justified and proportionate and is used only as a last resort for the shortest time possible.’
The slot machine at the Resorts World Casino allegedly offered the major payout because of a glitch.
Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide and arson near 12th and Wright that happened Friday, June 16th. FOX6 News has obtained cell phone video that shows a woman setting the fire that killed a 72-year-old man. Authorities were called to the scene shortly before 7:45 p.m. Police say a 72-year-old man, identified as Willie Greer, died in the fire that was intentionally set by what police say is a known female suspect. One firefighter was injured as crews worked to extinguish the flames.
Today on crazy road ragers we have one guy rolling up to start some shit only to test his brakes after the other dude took it to new levels! Road rage is all too common these days. At times at seems preventable while other times it escalates into pure chaos. That is what happened in the video below. Just a shouting match that could have gone all they way from 0 to 100 real quick! The definition of road rage is violent anger caused by the stress and frustration involved in driving a motor vehicle in difficult conditions. That is what this guy had when he rolled up on the guy filming and driving.
A 12-year-old Mormon girl courageously stood up in front of members of her Utah church to tell them she was gay - only to have officials cut off her microphone and tell her to sit down. Savannah revealed to churchgoers in Utah County, south of Salt Lake City, last month that she was a lesbian and told them she was proud God had made her that way. Standing behind a lectern in front of her congregation, Savannah read her prepared speech, telling the crowd: 'I believe I was made the way I am, all parts of me, by my heavenly parents.' 'They did not mess up when they gave me brown eyes, or when I was born bald. They did not mess up when they gave me freckles or when they made me to be gay. 'God loves me just this way because I believe that he loves all his creations. I do believe he made me this way on purpose, no part of me is a mistake.' In a video of her speech, people can be heard murmuring as Savannah continued to open up about her sexuality. She spoke freely and bravely until her microphone suddenly stopped working. The confused 12-year-old could be seen quickly tapping the microphone, clearly assuming it had broken mid-speech. But she was then told to sit down by two church officials sitting nearby. Savannah could be seen collecting her speech and walking away as the two officials whispered together frantically. One of the men then stood up and addressed the congregation. Miraculously, there was no issue with the microphone when he took to the lectern. The church leader made no mention of Savannah's speech and continued to lead the congregation in prayer. The ordeal left the 12-year-old in tears. 'She came off crying to me. We both walked out to the hall, and I held her face in my hands and told her over and over that she is perfect and good. That there is nothing wrong with who she is, that she is brave and beautiful,' her mother Heather told Dailymail. 'I was angry that they chose to hurt her for whatever reason they had.' Savannah had been asking her parents for months to have the chance to speak in front of her church. 'My husband and I both were reluctant to let she share her testimony because of the potential rejection,' Heather said. 'She asked to do it in January, we finally agreed in May. 'She had worked so hard at perfecting it so that it would portray exactly how she felt. We decided to let her do it because we thought it would be more harmful to silence her or give her reason to feel she is wrong in any way.' In an interview with the podcast I Like to Look for Rainbows following the incident, Savannah said she embarrassed having to return to her seat, but was both 'sad and happy at the same time'. 'I was sad because I wanted to finish it, and I felt like what I was saying should've been heard by everybody else,' she said. 'I was happy because I could finally get out to everyone and show that gays aren't weirdos.' 'I only had a couple more sentences of a paragraph to read out loud and I got cut off by my microphone being turned off by the stake president. Savannah was speaking at her Mormon ward's monthly fast and testimony meeting, which allows members of the church to speak about their feelings of God and their religious teachings.
Dramatic moment former US Special Forces operative and aid worker David Eubank, runs through ISIS gunfire to rescue a little girl in Mosul
During a panel discussion tonight, CNN anchor Don Lemon let it be known that when he’s out in the public, he’s approached by a number of folks who want to know if President Donald Trump has been kicked out of office yet.
CNN politics reporter Chris Cillizza first described how Trump has radicalized both the left and the right, pointing to his tweeting as part of the problem. However, in his opinion, the “liberal left is more willing to believe anything about Donald Trump.”
He added, “The left is ready to believe if I said ‘I saw Donald Trump have a tail and horns’ people would be like, ‘I knew it!'”
Lemon responded that he likes “to call it Trump Derangement Syndrome,” noting that people will come up to him and ask if the president is “gone yet” and why he hasn’t been impeached.
CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter jumped in, explaining that much of the public’s views are shaped by the media they consume.
“If you are watching a network that is to the left you are going to believe that Donald Trump is going to be impeached at any moment,” she said. “If you are watching on the right you think Donald Trump is the greatest thing since sliced bread. The truth is somewhere in the middle.”
Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.
Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11, according to LifeSiteNews. The bill now only needs royal assent from the House of Commons to pass into law.
“Great news,” announced Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister. “Bill C-16 has passed the Senate – making it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or expression. #LoveisLove.”
“Proud that Bill C-16 has passed in the Senate,” said Jody Wilson-Raybould, the country’s attorney general and minister of justice. “All Canadians should feel #FreeToBeMe.”
“[There’s an argument] that transgender identity is too subjective a concept to be enshrined in law because it is defined as an individual’s deeply felt internal experience of gender,” said Grant Mitchell, a conservative senator, in November 2016. “Yet we, of course, accept outright that no one can discriminate on the basis of religion, and that too is clearly a very deeply subjective and personal feeling.”
Jordan Peterson, a professor at the University of Toronto, and one of the bill’s fiercest critics, spoke to the Senate before the vote, insisting that it infringed upon citizens’ freedom of speech and institutes what he views as dubious gender ideology into law.
“Compelled speech has come to Canada,” stated Peterson. “We will seriously regret this.”
“[Ideologues are] using unsuspecting and sometimes complicit members of the so-called transgender community to push their ideological vanguard forward,” said the professor to the Senate in May. “The very idea that calling someone a term that they didn’t choose causes them such irreparable harm that legal remedies should be sought [is] an indication of just how deeply the culture of victimization has sunk into our society.”
Peterson has previously pledged not to use irregular gender pronouns and students have protested him for his opposition to political correctness.
Congressman Jim Jordan goes off on James Comey and some random doj employee for fbi James Comey lying about Hillary Clinton with Loretta Lynch, this is breaking news and latest news today in politics news and political news also this is us news and world news in congress. This was during official business and was taken live in full this is also top stories in current events this was discussed on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN aka the "Clinton News Network," this is the backlash from russia and Obama administration and the FBI tying together the conspiracy created and government agencies lying to us the american people during this committee Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz sat in only Chaffetz said something though because it is one of his last days! President Trump has asked for the investigation to go quickly and lots have called Donald Trump vindicated after James Comey leaked.
A Muslim man has revealed his life changed the first time he tried bacon after ditching his religion and becoming an atheist.
Author Sami Shah, 38, appeared on Network Ten's The Project to promote his new book, and told Islamic host Waleed Aly about the joys of eating pig - which is banned in Muslim culture.
'I thought I can't do this... and then I took one bite and thought, "I'm never going back",' Mr Shah told Aly.
'I open my day with bacon now. My fridge right now is an entire pig dissected.'
A fascinated Aly asked Mr Shah if he was frightened about trying bacon for the first time because 'some atheists who are Jewish cannot eat pork', but the ex-Islamic comedian assured him it was worth it.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested five men from South Florida in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred early Thursday morning in Sarasota.
Just after 4:45 a.m., the Public Safety Communications Center received a report of a suspicious person armed with a rifle, at a home in the 2100 block of Dodge Avenue. As deputies were responding, more information was gathered indicating that the homeowner disarmed the suspect and was holding him until law enforcement arrived. As calltakers gathered details and deputies began to arrive, the victim advised that two more suspects were involved and fled prior to law enforcement arrival. Based on a description of the suspect's vehicle, deputies were able to quickly locate it at a gas station in the 5600 block of Fruitville Road. Four men wearing dark clothing were found inside the car, one of whom was carrying several zip ties.
All five men were interviewed by detectives and two of them admitted to committing the robbery. As detectives continued to gather evidence, they recovered surveillance video from the victim's home which captured the entire incident. Video shows Alen Beltran-Vazquez, Angel Cabrera-Basulto and Ronier Jauregui-Lorente enter the victim's porch armed with a shotgun, machete and crowbar, in an attempt to rob the victim. Cabrera-Basulto and Jauregui-Lorente are seen fleeing the home while the victim arms himself with a machete and holds Beltran-Vazquez until deputies arrive.
Detectives identified Jorge Valido-Leyva and Roberto Salcedo-Balanza as the other men in the vehicle and through interviews, learned that they helped coordinate and plan the robbery.
New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries declared Monday that "every racist in America voted for Donald Trump."
"We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump," said Jeffries, whose New York 8th District includes Brooklyn and Queens. "That's a problem."
Speaking on the House floor, Jeffries said blacks in America experienced "incredible" progress until the election of President Trump.
"Eight years of tremendous progress in moving this country forward, followed by the election of Donald Trump," Jeffries said. "A man who spent five years perpetuating the racist lie that Barack Obama was not born in the United States of America."
Jeffries said Trump was white supremacists' candidate of choice, before pulling it back slightly to allow that not "every" American who voted for Trump is a racist.
"Many of us are wondering why so many people who worship at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trump's campaign?" Jeffries said. "What was it about this individual that so many folks dripping in hatred flocked to his candidacy. That's not to say every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist."
Jeffries also called on Trump to task Attorney General Jeff Sessions with addressing hate crimes allegedly committed in Trump's name.
"But this president has a responsibility to address the rise in hate crimes that have taken place on his watch, whether or not his election is directly connected to it," Jeffries said. "Many of us have our own suspicions. But he's the commander in chief. He's got to tell his attorney general ... that his job as chief law enforcement officer in the land is to enforce the laws, whether you like them or not."
A 19-year-old border policewoman was killed and another female officer critically wounded in an attack Wednesday at Damascus Gate by three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives.
All three assailants were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.
The commander of the Border Police team that killed two of the attackers said that he saw two of the terrorists shortly after 2 p.m. sitting on a bench wearing jackets, and that when he approached them they seemed to be uneasy.
He said he asked them for their identification cards, at which point one of them stood up, pulled a gun from his jacket and hit the officer over the head with the weapon.
On a day when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Washington are asking Americans to unite, a loyal Starbucks customer says she was targeted for supporting Donald Trump. Starbucks said they are making sure this incident won't happen again.
"I don't know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee," Kayla Hart said.
Hart walked in to Starbucks on East Boulevard in Dilworth on Wednesday morning, wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. Instead of being greeted with a smile, Kayla said the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a political message, mocking her support for the president.
"They shouted out build a wall and shoved a drink at me and then all the barisatas in the back started cracking up laughing," said Hart.
The commotion caught the attention of nearby customers.
"I just walked out because everyone was staring," Hart said.
Hart believes she was bullied for wearing her Donald Trump t-shirt. She immediately emailed Starbucks customer service.
"I just found it really sad that I can't wear a t-shirt with our president without being made fun of," Hart said.
FOX 46 Charlotte also reached out to Starbucks to get results. The station received the following response:
"We failed to meet this customer's expectations of us, and we have apologized and are working directly with her to make it right. This experience is not consistent with our standards or the welcoming and respectful experience we aim to provide every customer who visit our stores. We have spoken with our store partners about this situation and are using this as a coaching opportunity for the future," Starbucks said in a statement.
Kayla said she also heard from Starbucks.
"This isn't me trying to get people to stop going to Starbucks. I just want it to be put out there so people know this is what's occurring. I don't think it's right you should be humiliated for wearing a t-shirt with your opinion on it," Hart said.
Hart said she is still waiting to hear from the Starbucks district manager before making a decision if she will return to the coffee shop.
In a move hailed by LGBT rights groups, Oregon became the first state in the US on Thursday to allow residents to mark their gender as "not specified" on applications for driver's licenses, learner's permits and identity cards.
Under the new rule approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission, Oregonians who select the new option will have an X appear instead of M or F on those cards. The rule, which takes effect on July 3, is a first for the U.S., David House, spokesman for Oregon's Driver and Motor Vehicles Division, or DMV, told The Associated Press.
"It's fitting that this is before us during Pride Week in Oregon and Pride Month around the country," said Commissioner Sean O'Hollaren. "It's something that we should do because it's the right thing to do."
The DMV said the new rule, which the commission passed unanimously, came about after a Multnomah County judge in June 2016 allowed Jamie Shupe, a Portland resident, to legally change to "non-binary" gender.
"There's a little more truth and justice in the world today," said Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization that advocates for the civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people.
Gorenberg said in a statement that when appearances don't appear to match gender markers on ID cards, people "endure insults and psychological trauma that could largely be averted if they had an option to use a gender marker that does not contradict who they are."
Lambda Legal said that nationally, people have been harassed and even assaulted after presenting IDs to police, hospital workers, employers, airport staff, bank tellers and others that don't match their gender identity or expression.
Unknown assailants built barricades made of trash bins and set them on fire at Berlin's Rigaer Strasse, Friday, destroying at least three parked vehicles.
Listen to the hate speech from this Muslim cleric that is constantly praised as a so-called moderate.
the speech sounds a lot like that you hear from the radicals themselves. Calling for the bloodshed of so-called infidels and anyone else who isn't a Muslim.
In a heated interview discussing the role of money in politics, Current TV’s Cenk Uygur cut the mic of financial pundit Peter Schiff after he had interrupted him.
In a heated interview discussing the role of money in politics, Current TV’s Cenk Uygur cut the mic of financial pundit Peter Schiff after he had interrupted him.
“We don’t have the benefits of capitalism any more because we don’t have capitalism,” Schiff told Uygur. “We have a centrally planned socialist economy, and that is why the average American is getting poorer.”
“Alright, I’m done with that load of crap,” Uygur snapped, cutting off Schiff’s audio.
“He wants to blame the government for the problems, but he knows it’s his banker friends who have given those donations, who buy their senators, who buy their staff members, so they can get more money,” Cenk fumed. “He doesn’t want you to pay attention to that, because that’s how they rob you. And he comes on here and goes, ‘Oh, no no, it’s socialism.’ Socialism, my ass!”