A father in the Philadelphia area was “busted” by police after he reportedly didn’t pay a subway fare for his young daughter, according to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Police.
The altercation between him and police is under scrutiny, writes NBC Philadelphia.
SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel said Ellis Smith didn’t pay the $2.25 payment while entering the westbound tracks of SEPTA’s Market-Frankford El at the Margaret-Orthodox station Thursday afternoon. A cashier notified police which dispatched an officer to investigate.
“‘Manspreading’ — the act of a someone, usually a man, taking up two subway seats by spreading his legs — has rankled many train passengers for years. It became enough of an annoyance that the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York put anti-manspreading public service announcements on subway cars,” writes The Huffington Post.
Is the campaign against “manspreading” left-wing? Right-wing? Is it “anti-man?” Can women get arrested for it?
Or is it “anti-poor?”
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Police body-cam video shows what the ACLU states was a wrongful arrest of a pregnant woman in a school parking lot. The arrest involved the wrestling to the ground of the eight months pregnant African American woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California. The women were upset with each over a driving dispute. Some are calling the arrest “unlawful.”
Were the police too aggressive?
A resident of the town of Portage, Indiana, said she did not immediately pull over for the flashing lights behind her because, as a 52-year-old woman traveling alone at 11:21 p.m. on a dark county road, she was concerned for her safety. This happened at the end of March.
She assumed the car behind her was a police officer, and DelRea Good said she slowed her vehicle, put on her emergency flashers, and waved her arm out the window to acknowledge the pursing car.
Ms. Good continued for less than a mile where she pulled over into the lighted parking lot at a Kohl’s department store.
The decision not to immediately stop resulted in her being handcuffed and taken to jail by Porter County Sheriff’s Department Patrolman William Marshall on a felony charge of resisting arrest, states nwitimes.com.
It may also cost her her job, because a nurse cannot work after being convicted of a felony, she said.
“I felt I didn’t do anything wrong,” Good said. “I got to a safe place and I told him that.”
According to nwitimes.com, Porter County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Larry LaFlower said, “The sheriff’s office supports our officer’s decision in this matter.”
He cited state law requiring motorists to yield to emergency vehicles and said Marshall was driving a fully marked squad car and used the lights and siren.
The controversial French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala has been arrested and is going to go to trial after posting a comment on his Facebook page that appeared to support Amedy Coulibaly, the terrorist who gunned down four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
He seemed to combine the name of the French satirical magazine with Coulibaly’s.
“I am finally going home. Know that this evening as far as I am concerned, I’m feeling Charlie Coulibaly,” he wrote on Sunday, hours after millions had taken part in rallies throughout France.
He later deleted the remark.
A Brooklyn photographer has a video of a New York City Police officer arresting him and claiming that a two-finger ring he was wearing was actually brass knuckles.
According to Andre Perry, two undercover officers approached him at Union Station in November, and told him that his ring was considered a deadly weapon.
In a post on Facebook, Perry explained that he was handcuffed, and detained overnight.
“It made me very upset when I was being held in jail. I was sitting next to people who actually committed crimes. I bought this ring with the intent of wearing it as jewelry. I’ve been wearing it for over a year, and never had a problem, Perry told DNA info in New York.
Perry said that he had bought the ring at a Williamsburg flea market. It is marketed by Dallas & Dynasty as a $30 fashion accessory.
The photographer, who shot ads for Reebok, Brooklyn Circus and Nordstrom, is now facing charges for two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
According to FOX31 in Denver, a video taken by a witness during an arrest shows a Denver police officer punching a suspect in the face six times and then tripping the man’s pregnant girlfriend.
The witness who took the video claims an officer took the tablet he was using to record the arrest and deleted the video file, not realizing it had already been stored on electronic cloud storage.
The limited-use video obtained by FOX 31 in Denver shows the suspect’s head bouncing off the pavement from the force of the punches.
Police reports state that the police officer, Charles “Chris” Jones IV made the arrest after undercover narcotics police officers say they saw the suspect, David Flores, a suspected drug user, stuff a white sock in his mouth that they thought contained drugs.
Police say Flores refused to respond to requests to show his hands.
While Jones and his partner Christopher Evans were holding and punching Flores, Jones pulls the feet of Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, 25, out from under her,causing her to fall.
Jones said he tripped her because he thought she was going to kick him. He also cited reasons for why he punched Flores.
Fox31 / News200x video.
Police confirmed that there was a hit-and-run accident outside the Mission Inn’s annual Festival of Lights in Riverside, California. Witnesses said 3-4 people were hit by what appeared to be a BMW, but none were seriously injured. No one was taken to a hospital, it was reported.
Witnesses said the people who were struck were taking part in a protest against police brutality.
Social media exploded with reports from the scene mentioning “chaos.”
Jose Negrete tweeted, “Just saw some protesters get run over in Mission Inn avenue Downtown Riverside is crazy right now.”
Protesters said they were doing nothing but being peaceful when the car came rushing through.
In New York, a grand jury has been deliberating over the death of Mr. Eric Garner, who was placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer and died as he was being arrested for selling loose cigarettes in July.
The New York Police Department is prepared to deal with any fallout from the grand jury’s decision in the case to prevent protests that were seen last week in Ferguson, Mo., Police Commissioner William Bratton said on Tuesday.
Appearing on “CBS This Morning,” Mr. Bratton said the department has been “preparing for months now” for demonstrations connected to the Garner grand jury.
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