NiMB 47:Friday 1-19-2018
TODAY: Manhattan DA raids Newsweek Headquarters. Three in Dallas family get prison for stomping pregnant teen’s belly to force miscarriage and cover up rape. L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn Under Investigation Following Report Of Sexual Harassment Settlements. Serial killer behind 9 slayings in Phoenix area, police say. Flu reaches epidemic levels in parts of UK as Japanese strain dominates. Afrin knot, How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties. Baltimore Mayor Replaces City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Jury will deliberate a third day in slaying of Dallas teen who was kidnapped, raped. Judge hits out at ‘unnecessary delays’ as Oxford student’s two-year rape case dropped days before trial. Rider douses woman with liquid on Red Line train, then sets seats on fire.
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NY Post:Manhattan DA raids Newsweek Headquarters
About two dozen investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office raided the offices of Newsweek and its parent company, IBT Media, on Thursday.
IBT Media was co-founded by Jonathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. The IRS placed a $1.2 million federal tax lien against Uzac in December 2017.
The agents appeared to be photographing the serial numbers on the machines, said a source.
The Post hasn’t got any response from the DA or IRS, yet.
DallasMorningNews:Three in Dallas family get prison for stomping pregnant teen’s belly to force miscarriage and cover up rape
Three family members connected to the brutal beating of a pregnant teenager who was raped and forced to miscarry her baby pleaded guilty to the crime and were sentenced to prison this week.
The victim, now 19, reported the attack in 2015.
The girl’s brother, 24-year-old Robert Cayald, faces an aggravated sexual assault charge in the case. He was found incompetent to stand trial last year, and his case is pending.
Cayald is accused of raping his 13-year-old sister in August 2012. She became pregnant from the attack. When her relatives learned she was eight months’ pregnant, they forced her to take birth control pills and cinnamon tablets to try to abort the baby.
Sharon Jones, 47, was sentenced to 12 years, while her daughter Cecila McDonald, 28, got seven years, and 29-year-old son, Cedric Jones Jr., was sentenced to five years in prison.
Each pleaded guilty to felony family violence aggravated assault.
Another man, Lonnell McDonald, was convicted of aggravated assault in 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the 2013 assault.
Variety:L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn Under Investigation Following Report Of Sexual Harassment Settlements
Levinsohn has been publisher since August 2017. He was hailed as a “digital media pioneer” who held leadership roles at Yahoo and Fox. According to the NPR investigation, Levinsohn appears to have created a hostile work environment. Before being named publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Levinsohn held top jobs at News Corp. and Yahoo!.
CEO Ross Levinsohn is under investigation by Tronc and the LA Times Guild Organizing Committee after a report detailed two past settlements paid in sexual-harassment lawsuits, as well as other inappropriate workplace behavior.
The news of Levinsohn’s behavior and the lawsuits comes a day before federal labor officials are set to announce the results of a unionization vote taken by the Los Angeles Times newsroom earlier this month.
CNN:Serial killer behind 9 slayings in Phoenix area, police say
Phoenix police arrested Cleophus Cooksey in the December 17 deaths of his mother, Rene Cooksey, and his stepfather, Edward Nunn, but that was just the beginning of a multi-jurisdiction investigation that would reveal Cooksey to be a serial killer, according to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.
The killing spree began November 27 when police found the bodies of two men — identified as Andrew Remillard and Parker Smith — in Phoenix, police said. Evidence at the scene pointed to Cooksey.
On December 2, Cooksey allegedly killed security guard Salim Richards, the chief said. Richards was walking in Phoenix at the time he was killed, and the investigation suggests Richards knew Cooksey and that Richards’ handgun was stolen.
In nearby Avondale, a man identified as Jesus Real was shot nine days later at an apartment complex, Williams said. Evidence in that investigation suggests Real’s sister had a relationship with Cooksey.
On the evening of December 13, LaTorrie Beckford, 29, was fatally shot at an apartment complex in Glendale, police said. Evidence indicated Beckford had contact with Cooksey that day, they said.
Two days later, Cooksey allegedly killed 21-year-old Kristopher Cameron in Glendale, and evidence suggests Cameron met Cooksey to conduct a drug transaction, police said.
Less than two hours after Cameron’s killing, Cooksey is suspected of kidnapping Maria Villanueva, whose sexually abused body was found in an alley in Phoenix on December 16.
Filing of charges will follow ongoing investigations in the coming weeks.
Telegraph:Flu reaches epidemic levels in parts of UK as Japanese strain dominates
Latest data from Public Health England shows that cases of flu have risen by 150 per cent in two weeks, fuelling a “significant excess” of elderly deaths.
The statistics show that epidemic levels have already been reached in the city of York, with Herefordshire and north Somerset close behind.
Flu has reached epidemic levels in some parts of the UK with the “Japanese” strain now dominant after the NHS failed to vaccinate against it, official figures show.
Looks like it’s somebody else’s fault, boo-hoo! Most people that think they have the flu have a cold. Take a daily vitamin D supplement and first sign of cold symptoms shotgun vitamin C. Flu don’t kill healthy folk.
RT:Afrin knot, How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties
Turkey is gearing up to move troops toward Afrin, a Kurdish-held area of Syria. The battle over the tiny enclave, which many would struggle to find on the map, could put Ankara in open conflict with NATO ally the US.
Washington’s statements seem to have had little effect on Ankara’s plans.
But will the Trump administration be able to pacify the Turks, calm down the Kurds and persuade the two to sit down and talk? Given the absence of a clear American strategy for the Middle East, the answer is probably ‘no’.
Indeed, it is chaotic, ambiguous and inarticulate US policy which is causing America to lose on every front in the region. A NATO partner engaging in an all-out war on your regional ally is a clear sign that something has failed in your foreign policy.
CBS Baltimore:Baltimore Mayor Replaces City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis
…announced Friday morning.
Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa, 53, will replace Commissioner Kevin Davis, becoming the department’s 40th commissioner.
Deadly violent crime has been on the rise in Baltimore since Freddie Gray’s 2015 death. There were 211 homicides in 2014, compared with 342 in 2015, 318 in 2016 and 343 in 2017.
In a reversal of anti-police rhetoric, Pugh and DeSousa states they have a …plan.
DallasMorningNews:Jury will deliberate a third day in slaying of Dallas teen who was kidnapped, raped
Antonio Cochran is accused of carjacking and kidnapping Hastings at a White Rock-area pharmacy where she had stopped to return a Redbox movie on her way to church in October 2015.
DFW is waiting to hear the jury verdict.
Telegraph:Judge hits out at ‘unnecessary delays’ as Oxford student’s two-year rape case dropped days before trial
Prosecutors apparently had no evidence and only recently a diary was found that appears to have collapsed their case. But that’s not all—rape incidents have been soaring in the UK, but convictions are inexplicably flat. The best layman’s conclusion would be there are only so many police to cover the investigations.
But what has happened in the UK that rape is increasing?
FTA:Judge Jonathan Black demanded the head of the CPS Rape and Sexual Offences (RASO) unit write to him within 28 days “with a full explanation of what went wrong” before he decides whether any action is required “at CPS or police level”.
He said: “It seems to me in a case which is as finely balanced as you say it was, there have been unnecessary delays in investigating… leading to what seems to be a completely unnecessary last-minute decision in this case.
“Both Oliver Mears and the complainant have had this matter hanging over their heads for two years in circumstances, had the investigation been carried out properly in the first instance, would not have led to this position.”
Additionally, two other cases have similarly collapsed.
The CPS offered no evidence against both Liam Allan and Isaac Itiary after the late disclosure of evidence that could have assisted the defendants.
Chicago Tribune:Rider douses woman with liquid on Red Line train, then sets seats on fire
Our best fishing day next week is so-so, but before and after dark. Look to fish on an OK day, Wednesday.
Yahoo: DOW at 25,981
First base,Second base, no first base, no Second base. At least it isn’t bitcoin.
I’ll be back Monday.
Next Wednesday, Producer Tim is going to take a stab at hosting a show.
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