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    REAL Housewives of New York City alum Dorinda Medley said she's taking a real estate class after she was "fired" by Bravo for "mean behavior." She shared the news in an Instagram Story post over the weekend. 11The RHONY alum revealed that she's taking real estate classesCredit: Reddit 11Dorinda was 'fired' for 'mean behavior'Credit: Bravo 11She appeared on RHONY for six seasonsCredit: Bravo Dorinda posted a screenshot verifying that she took a real estate course, which she captioned in all caps: "Took my first real estate course today! So successful the first time I thought,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Why not!!!!!!" The text concluded with a red heart emoji. The 55-year-old was fired from RHONY after appearing on the Bravo show for six seasons....
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Texas woman says she was fired by a Whataburger in Fort Worth for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask to work, in what is the latest in a string of penalties handed down by employers for public displays of support for the social justice movement.Similar cases are popping up across the state and all over the country. Over the summer, two Texas teachers faced disciplinary action from their schools, one for wearing a mask and the other for displaying a Black Lives Matter sign, among other signs, in her virtual classroom.Meanwhile in Ohio, a Taco Bell worker was fired for refusing to take off his Black Lives Matter mask; the same happened to a...
    THE Talk staff is “bracing” for the show to be canceled as the network “slashed the budget” after beloved cohost Marie Osmond was “fired” from the daytime series.  The Talk received backlash from viewers when Marie, who joined the CBS show in 2019 to replace Sara Gilbert, was reportedly let go after only one season amid tension with her costars.  11The Talk staff is preparing for the show's cancellation after Marie Osmond's firingCredit: Getty Images - Getty An insider exclusively claimed to The Sun that staff is preparing for the show to be taken off the air.  The source alleged: “The entire staff is bracing for the show to be canceled because they have slashed the budget, laid off crew...
    A YOUNG woman has revealed how a bloke "turned abusive" and called her "vile" names after refusing to meet up with him for sex - which eventually got him fired from his job. Ebonie Sanderson, 26, matched with the Sydney man on the popular dating app Tinder before he began messaging her insisting they meet up that same night - a request she "nicely" declined. 7Ebonie Sanderson, 26, posted about the ordeal on Instagram which quickly went viralCredit: Instagram Not taking the rejection well, the man - who has since been identified as Thomas McGuirk - supposedly lashed out at Ebonie who later shared audio clips on Instagram - warning other women to stay clear of the "privileged...
    (CNN)A Texas teacher was fired for continuing to wear a Black Lives Matter face mask after school officials asked her to stop.Lillian White, an art teacher at Great Hearts Western Hills, a public charter school in San Antonio, began wearing a face mask that read "Black Lives Matter" and "Silence is Violence" after the charter school reopened in the summer for in-person workdays amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, students were not on campus.White said she wore the mask to demonstrate her support for Black students and faculty, but also to advocate for an anti-racism action plan and a more diverse curriculum.Protests over racial injustice erupted across the United States this summer after several high-profile killings of Black people...
    A popular TikTok creator, who is known for making comedy videos about working in a Hilton hotel, says he was fired. Hide Tim Redman, @timmaay17, posted a video of himself crying to announce his termination. The video has garnered over 3 million views since its posting on Sunday. Text across the video explains he was fired via phone call after the company flagged one of his TikTok videos. In a comment on the video, Redman wrote he was terminated for “negatively representing the Hilton brand.”  Hide “After working at a hotel for a year, I’ve been fired,” the text reads. “Please guys… help me out. I have [one] last call to reinstate my termination. I love you guys, and I...
    (CNN)Six Louisville Metro Police Department officers are under internal investigation for their actions the night Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her home, police confirmed Tuesday.The LMPD's professional standards unit is investigating Det. Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, two of the officers who fired into Taylor's home; Det. Joshua Jaynes, who secured a search warrant for Taylor's home prior to her death; as well as detectives Tony James, Michael Campbell and Michael Nobles, LMPD spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington told CNN on Tuesday.The internal investigation will examine if the six officers violated any police policies, he added.Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT and aspiring nurse, was fatally shot after police broke down the door to her apartment while executing a late-night,...
    A man was reportedly fired from his job after he stopped an alleged purse snatcher in Essex, Vermont, in August. Twenty-year-old volunteer firefighter Amir Shedyak worked at the Hannaford grocery store for four years and was named employee of the month in March, according to WCAX. View this post on Instagram Its the thrill with a will that keeps me going A post shared by Amir Shedyak (@amirshedyak) on Mar 10, 2019 at 12:15pm PDT After clocking in one day last month, a coworker flagged Shedyak down and said an elderly woman just had her purse stolen, so he jumped into action and ran outside the store. “There were many people outside due to witnessing the act of...
    Loading the player... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in federal court, claiming systematic discrimination against him. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay. A spokesman for the mayor’s office said the city does not comment on open litigation. A spokesman for the police department declined a request for comment. Read More: NC man charged for allegedly running into BLM protesters Turner, 31, was fired in 2018 and arrested on charges attempted...
    A SECOND Parkland cop who was fired for his response to the 2018 massacre that left more than a dozen dead has been reinstated on a technicality, reports claim. Broward Sheriff Deputy Josh Stambaugh was fired 13 days too late for his inaction during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, an arbitrator ruled earlier this week. 14A second sheriff's deputy who was fired for fleeing the scene of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been reinstatedCredit: AP:Associated Press 14An arbitrator reinstated the first officer, Brian Miller, after he was fired for his inaction at the massacre that left 17 people dead in FloridaCredit: ABC The disgraced deputy was fired last year...
    A sheriff's deputy who was fired for hiding behind his truck and then driving away during the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people in 2018 has been reinstated by an arbitrator - the second cop to get his job back in recent months. Josh Stambaugh should return to the ranks of the Broward County Sheriff's Office and get back-pay after an arbitrator ruled that his firing was improper due to a technicality, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. According to Florida law, the sheriff's office fired Stambaugh 13 days past the legal deadline. The so-called '180-day rule' does not allow law enforcement agencies to fire officers beyond six months after an investigation is complete. Stambaugh was fired in June...
    Screenshots show moments from a satirical TikTok that described how to craft a 'Blue Lives Matter' beverage, featuring what the barista said was 'bleach.' @7brooms/TikTok A barista who made a "Blue Lives Matter" drink in a TikTok video was fired, according to Target, which housed the Starbucks store near Indianapolis. In the video, the employee said he added bleach, "a little blood of innocent Black men," and ice to make a beverage related to the pro-police protest movement.  "We don't tolerate this behavior at Target, want all guests to be treated with respect," a representative for Target said in a statement provided to Insider. Target's response was first reported by The Daily Dot.  The incident highlights the tension...
    Dana White has hired a former Best Buy employee who was 'horribly' sacked after thwarting an alleged shoplifter in Hawaii. Security footage that went viral showed Summer Tapasa, 24, battling a man trying to leave the store in Hawaii with a television, using her forearms to block the exit and wrestling the man to the ground before he left empty handed.  Earlier this year, the clip caught the eye of UFC president White, 51, who flew the security guard to Las Vegas to watch Conor McGregor beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. Summer Tapasa (pictured) went viral after a clip of her stopping a male thief circulated online Welcome to the @ufc Summer Tapasa!! I’m so happy you chose...
    Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley has departed the long-running Bravo reality series and rumors have already begun swirling about the truth behind her exit. According to exclusive sources for Page Six, the 55-year-old was fired because she had become a “mean drunk.” The article clarified that the source “meant that Medley would become mean when drunk, not that she had become ‘a drunk.'” Producers reportedly were not happy with some of Dorinda’s comments and actions from Season 12. For instance, she repeatedly made snide comments about castmate Luann de Lesseps, who was previously arrested for disorderly intoxication. However, unlike Luann’s struggle with alcoholism — for which she has undergone treatment — the network reportedly felt that Dorinda’s...
    She wasn't too chicken to reveal these secrets. A Chick-fil-A employee claims she was fired from the restaurant after posting a now-viral TikTok video revealing menu hacks for cheaper food. The story began in late July, when TikTokker @Anasteeezy shared a quick clip to the video-sharing platform discussing an ordering hack for seasonal drinks. In the time since, the video has been viewed over 2.5 million times. @anasteeezy My pleasure y’all???????????? ##cfahacks ##cfa ##chickfilahacks ##chickfila ##mypleasure ##fyp ##part1 ♬ original sound - anasteeezy POPEYES CELEBRATES CHICKEN SANDWICH ANNIVERSARY WITH COUNTDOWN TO 2021 “I work at Chick-fil-A so I'm here to give you all the tips and tricks on secret menus items, how to get things cheaper and just all that” she...
    A TikToker says she was fired from Chick-fil-A for posting a menu hack video. @anasteeezy/TikTok A Bay Area Chick-fil-A employee says she was fired for posting a menu hack video on TikTok that went viral.  The video showed how to get a seasonal drink at a discount and reached millions of viewers. Ana, 19, told Insider that she was fired days later.  "I personally don't believe it is fair for employees to be fired over viral videos," Ana, who asked to withhold her last name for privacy reasons, told Insider. "I'm sure I gave Chick-fil-A a bunch of free publicity and don't believe I should have been fired," she added.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A...
    One of the highest-ranking female pilots in the U.S. Air Force berated and belittled her subordinates, reducing them to tears at times, according to an internal investigation that led to her firing. Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop was the first woman to become a fighter test pilot, fly an F-22, and command a test wing. A 1988 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Dunlop has logged more than 3,500 hours flying aircraft including F-15, F-16 and F-22 fighters, according to the Air Force.  After graduating from the academy, she was the top graduate from her class at the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB.  Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop was director of the Special Access Programs Control Office, or SAPCO...
    Former NBCUniversal executive Ron Meyer was forced to step down as vice chairman of the company on Tuesday after his alleged extorters ended up sending a draft lawsuit to the company which threatened to implicate the media conglomerate. It's not clear who was behind the lawsuit but it essentially saw Meyer become the victim of a new shakedown over hush money payments he had made to a former mistress who he didn't name, but has now been identified by sources as British actress Charlotte Kirk. Although Meyer refused to pay up in this new shakedown, those who were allegedly extorting him sent a draft lawsuit to Universal on Monday.  Ron Meyer was forced to leave NBCUniversal after his alleged extorters sent...
    A former SoulCycle executive has accused the company of discrimination, claiming she was demoted after announcing her pregnancy, before being fired 32 days after giving birth.  Jordan Kafenbaum, the former senior director of instructor programming and talent management, filed a lawsuit against SoulCycle interim CEO Sunder Reddy and former people officer Adrienne Gemperle, in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday.   Kafenbaum, who was responsible for overseeing almost 400 employees, says she was fired on April 27 - four weeks into her maternity leave - after the company claimed it was eliminating her position due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Kafenbaum, however, has accused her former employer of 'blatant pregnancy discrimination and retaliation', claiming she was slowly pushed out of her...
    A mortgage brokerage in Georgia is suing one of their former employees for defamation over the disputed terms of her firing and an ensuing conservative “media firestorm” that erupted after the Atlanta Police Department (APD) killed Rayshard Brooks. Timing, however, is key to the allegations in the lawsuit filed with the Fulton County Superior Court late Tuesday evening. According to Equity Prime Mortgage, LLC, Melissa Rolfe was more or less slated for dismissal even before her stepson Garrett Rolfe became the subject of national news after he fired the two shots into Brooks’s back and killed him on the night of June 12. The complaint alleges that Melissa Rolfe repeatedly violated company policy and created an uncomfortable and hostile...
    Nick Cannon has claimed his great-grandfather was a 'Spanish rabbi' and that he only learned about him after he was fired from ViacomCBS last month for making anti-Semitic remarks which, he now says, 'hit home in a real way' for his 'Jewish' family.  The comedian was fired last month over a podcast in which he said black people are true Hebrews and that Jews have usurped their identity. He also said black people couldn't be 'anti-Semitic' because 'we are the Semitic people', and he referred to white people as 'evil, rapists and savages'.  After being fired, Cannon lashed out at ViacomCBS, saying they were on the 'wrong side of history'. He later apologized and is now trying to make up...
    Chicago Mayor Lightfoot issues warning to downtown looters: We are coming for you Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them The Amazon worker who was fired after calling for better warehouse safety standards led a protest in front of Jeff Bezos New York City apartment © Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment on Sunday to demand better pay and improved safety at Amazon's warehouses.  The protest was organized by a group called Congress Of Essential Workers and was led by Christian Smalls, a former Amazon worker who was...
    A UTAH cop has been fired from the Logan City PD after sharing explicit photos of a murdered victim who was being exploited. Officer Miguel Deras was sacked on Wednesday after he allegedly showed off explicit pictures of the 21-year-old victim who was being blackmailed by her sex-offender ex before he killed her, according to reports. 5Lauren McCluskey, a 21-year-old student at the University of Utah, told campus police she was being blackmailedCredit: Facebook Lauren McCluskey, a student at the University of Utah, told campus police she was being blackmailed over the photos by 37-year-old Melvin Rowland - only to be exploited by the officer she turned to for help. Scared by the demand, she paid the money and then...
    On Thursday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Zach, a caller from Maine said he was fired from his job for "not believing in face masks." In this clip, Pat gave Zach the opportunity to talk about the unfortunate action his company allegedly took as a result of not believing in face masks. According to Zach, his company called him in for a tour to see the changes made to the facility during the coronavirus lockdown that began in March. Upon learning of the new face mask requirement for all returning employees, Zach initially protested the safety measure for health reasons. Zach claimed that his boss offered a face shield as a mask alternative and Zach said...
    A Michigan social studies teacher and baseball coach has claimed he was fired after posting pro-Trump tweets, telling “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that the tweets were meant to “unify” and that “nothing in the tweets are inappropriate.” Justin Kucera said that administrators with the Walled Lake school district in Commerce Township, Mich., questioned him during a Zoom meeting after he tweeted support for Trump reopening schools. “I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president. Don’t @ me,” Kucera tweeted on July 6. Kucera said he posted “a couple tweets … in support of President Trump,” which included a “retweet of president Trump saying that schools should open in the fall.” He said he also tweeted “a reply to one of my followers who had...
    A Detroit area teacher and coach said he was fired for two tweets, one that expressed support for President Donald Trump and another retweet calling for the reopening of schools in the fall. Justin Kucera, a social studies teacher and varsity baseball coach in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, told the Washington Free Beacon he was called into a closed-door meeting after the July 6 Twitter postings and told to resign or he would be fired. "I was required to meet with (human resources), the superintendent, and my principal,” he said which happened on July 10. “They initially took my statement on why I tweeted those tweets and they told me they would have a decision about my future...
    An ice cream store manager in New York said his employer recently fired him for not serving a customer who wasn’t wearing a mask, despite a state mandate issued months ago requiring all residents to wear face coverings in public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thomas DeSarle, who previously worked at a Carvel ice cream store in Long Island, told local station WABC in an interview this week that he was fired earlier this month following the incident with the customer.  DeSarle told the station that he had seen the customer in question coughing in the front of the store while he was working. “He was standing there coughing on his hand. And again, coughing not to clear his throat. He was coughing loud,...
    Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports, Claims He Was Fired For Being Straight, Supporting Donald Trump
    Hockey star and former NBC Sports commentator Jeremy Roenick is suing the network for wrongful termination, claiming they discriminated against him as a straight man after he made a sexual joke about co-host.  Roenick was fired from the network earlier in the year after he appeared on a Barstool Sports' Spittin' Chiclets podcast and said that it would be 'really good' to have a threesome with his wife and co-host Kathryn Tappen, 39. He claims that while his remarks were quickly deemed problematic, 'colorful commentary' used by ice-skater and NBC analyst Johnny Weir was ignored by executives.  Jeremy Roenick was fired from the network earlier in the year after he appeared on a Barstool Sports' podcast and made sexual comments...
    Tensions erupt in downtown Chicago as police clash with crowd attempting to topple Columbus statue America’s abandoned diners, restaurants and supermarkets Jeremy Roenick alleges in lawsuit he was fired for being straight, supporting Trump Jeremy Roenick has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against NBC Sports over his February firing, and the grounds of his suit are notable. © Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Jeremy Roenick has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit. In December, Roenick was suspended indefinitely from his job as a hockey analyst for the network. Roenick made inappropriate comments about two coworkers, Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp, whom he praised for their good looks. He also joked that having a threesome with Tappen “would really be good.” Roenick...
    (Credit: Ken Rothweiler) A longtime on-air legal analyst claims to have been fired from his local news station for alleged social media posts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. READ MORE: Activist schools Fox News host on the BLM movement and Jesus Philly Mag reports allegations from Ken Rothweiler of being let go from Fox 29 News for being “too pro-Black Lives Matter and too anti-cop.” Rothweiler claims a back-and-forth with news director Jim Driscoll resulted in his untimely departure. (Credit: Ken Rothweiler) “Your words during our last meeting still ring in my ears,” Rothweiler writes in an email obtained by Philly Mag and sent to employees of Fox 29. He continues, “You had said to me that I...
    A Harvard graduate who claims she was fired from her 'dream job' at Deloitte after saying she'd 'stab' anyone who told her 'all lives matter' in a TikTok video was never actually employed by the firm, it has emerged. Claira Janover, 22, tearfully claimed on Wednesday that supporters of Donald Trump 'took my job away from me' by agitating for her firing, in response to the video. In the clip she threatens to 'stab' anyone who says 'all lives matter'. Deloitte, however, have confirmed that she was never an employee of the company.
    A man armed with a bazooka has been pictured among gunmen with assault rifles who showed up to protect protesters in Florissant. The heavily armed men called themselves the People's Protection Group as they walked with demonstrators in Missouri on Tuesday. It comes after a police detective from the town was suspended and charged with two counts of assault, one felony and one misdemeanor, and one count of armed criminal action. Detective Joshua Smith, 31, was caught on a Ring doorbell camera running down a 20-year-old black man with his unmarked police car before beating him.  The gunmen raised their fists in solidarity with protesters and some were seen talking with police outside their department building. The man was armed...
    WICKER PARK — It’s been nearly two years since Felicia Govan was fired from The Robey in Wicker Park. But the memories of racial discrimination she said she experienced there are fresh in her mind. Govan, who is half-Black, said general manager Santiago Leon once called her “Aunt Jemima” during a busy brunch service. Head Chef Kevin McAllister repeatedly called her “nappy” and “sloppy,” she said. The former bartender was fired in July 2018 for insubordination, but Govan thinks she was truly fired in retaliation for speaking out about racial discrimination. Now, as conversations of systemic racism sweep the country, Govan and other Robey employees are going public with allegations of racial and sexual discrimination at the hip Wicker...
    The protest, begun that morning, was entirely peaceful. Then the guard pulled the trigger.  It was Monday, June 22, and migrants, alarmed at the rapid spread of coronavirus within their Farmville, Virginia, detention center, refused a meal and declined to rise for the late-afternoon attendance count within their crowded dormitory, according to two detainees who directly experienced the frightening situation. Then the detention-center authorities ordered the 80 or so migrants back to their bunks. Ten or more guards in body armor rushed in. “The first thing they did was fire a shot,” said one of the detainees, whom The Daily Beast will call Johnny.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guard fired his weapon above the migrants’ heads, and didn’t...
    The innocent Bronx basketball phenom gunned down Sunday night used his dying breaths to ask a friend to “call my mom,” one of his teammates told The Post Monday. Brandon Hendricks, 17, was at a birthday party in Morris Heights with friends when shots rang out, pal Hammad Singleton said as he described his friend’s final moments. NYC TALLIES MORE THAN 500 SHOOTINGS IN 2020 AMID RECENT RISE IN GUN VIOLENCE “In the blink of an eye, me and my friends are running away,” Singleton, 18, said. “I turn around and he told me, ‘I got hit,’ and I just seen it.” “I grabbed him and said we can’t stop right here because there’s more shots going off,” he said. “He stopped...
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the federal law which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during the Obama administration unconstitutionally limited the reasons for which the president could fire its director -- but in doing so allowed the agency to continue operating, saying that the part of the law requiring certain reasons for the director's removal is "severable" from the rest. The CFPB is partially the brain-child of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. D-Mass., and was signed into law by former President Obama in the wake of the 2008 recession and mortgage crisis. The ruling from the high court could affect the authority of dozens of other federal agencies with quasi-independent status, like the Federal Reserve and the Social...
    A group of Little Caesars employees in Ohio have been fired after an offensive anti-Semitic image was allegedly discovered on a Hot N’ Ready pizza that a customer purchased. Jason Laska purchased a pepperoni Hot N’ Ready pizza at a Brook Park Little Caesars restaurant over the weekend, WJW reported. CHICK-FIL-A DEBUTS TWO NEW SUMMER SIPS Once he got home, he told the outlet his wife Misty Laska opened the box and made the shocking discovery – the pizza had a swastika symbol created out of pepperoni. The customers immediately contacted the restaurant chain after they opened the box and saw the image. (iStock) Misty asked Jason if they made the pizza for him, since Hot N’ Ready pizzas – the...
    Police have arrested a man in the fatal shooting of a protester during a demonstration over the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Police said the suspect, Steven Lopez, opened fire at Jefferson Square Park on Saturday, with Assistant Police Chief Robert Schroeder saying Lopez had participated in the protests himself but was repeatedly asked to leave by other participants due to suspicious behavior, Reuters reported. The shooting victim has been identified as Tyler Gerth, a 27-year-old photographer, according to WLKY, a Louisville-area CBS affiliate. Police also said Lopez was injured after bystanders returned fire and hit him in the leg. The park has been a central hub for the city’s protests over Taylor’s death. Protesters returned Sunday evening to hold a vigil for Gerth, according...
    (CNN)The attorney for Brett Hankison, one of the former officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, said in an appeal letter last week that the termination of his client was unfairly premature.Hankison is one of three officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was shot eight times by police when they broke down the door to her Louisville apartment while executing a warrant in a narcotics investigation.Taylor's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.Former officer firedThe former officer was terminated by the department on June 23. In a letter informing Hankison of his firing, Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder told him, "I find your conduct a shock to the conscience." Read More"I am...
    A COP was fired for posting a picture of a Black Lives Matters protester in the crosshairs of a rifle scope. Former Hoover officer Ryan Snow was blasted by police officials for the 'disturbing' post on Wednesday morning. 2 Officer Snow's post showed an armed protester with a crosshair over his face and torsoCredit: Facebook 2 The former officer was responding to an article posted by WSBTVCredit: Facebook/WSBTV The former officer put the post up Facebook on Tuesday in response to an article posted about armed protesters at the Georgia Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed. The article was: "Armed protesters remain at Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed. So what's next?" He reposted the image with the crosshairs of...
    BuzzFeed has fired senior reporter Ryan Broderick after news emerged late Friday evening that a number of his stories for the website had been plagiarized or incorrectly attributed from other sources. The disclosure was made late Friday evening by the website’s new editor-in-chief Mark Schoofs, who identified 11 articles by Broderick which had been updated and amended with editor’s notes. “It is BuzzFeed News’ policy that nothing may be copied, pasted, and passed off as one’s own work, and that all quotes should be attributed. We regret that in these instances those standards were not met,” Schoofs wrote. “BuzzFeed News apologizes for these lapses, both to you, the reader, and to the authors of the original work and their...
    THREE North Carolina cops who were fired after they were heard making racist remarks about "slaughtering them f***ing n*****s" and calling for the civil war have been named. There were a staggering 89 cases flagged for potential bias between them within just days of review by the DA. Micheal 'Kevin' Piner believes a civil war and genocide against African Americans is needed Officers Michael "Kevin" Piner, 44, and James "Brian" Gilmore, 48, were fired last week, alongside Cpl. Jessie Moore, 50, for violating standards of conduct and using inappropriate slurs. Piner said he was planning to buy an assault rifle then he was "going to go out and start slaughtering them f****** n*****s" and claimed a civil war was needed...
    A Savannah police officer was fired after he shared a Facebook post about privilege that many interpreted as specifically targeting black people, the numerous sources reported Friday. Edwin Myrick was reportedly fired for violating the Savannah Police Department’s internet usage and code of ethics for sharing the post, which listed “privileges” from public assistance, according to WSAV. The post, which he says he did not write, said “Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job;” “Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior;” Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment...
    TAMRON Hall has been accused of giving her employees a "slap in the face" after 20 staff members were reportedly fired as she enjoyed a beachside date night. Sources close to the TV personality claimed she "would've known what was coming" but instead chose to post on social media about enjoying a date night with a "drink in hand". 6 Tamron shared a date night picture as staff were reportedly firedCredit: Instagram It was alleged that "around 20 people lost their jobs", which insiders are calling "a giant blood bath." Her talk show debuted in September 2019 on ABC. Production sources alleged: "Her name is on the show so she would've known what was coming, yet there she is celebrating...
    Roger Sollenberger June 26, 2020 4:56PM (UTC) Three officers were fired by the Wilmington Police Department on Thursday after they accidentally recorded themselves making openly racist comments and threats of violence against Black residents, according to investigators.  One of those men was accused in administrative court by the state of North Carolina of failure to disclose an extensive criminal record to the department, a 2014 filing shows.  : James "Brian" Gilmore pleaded guilty in 2011 to driving while intoxicated, and he was subsequently suspended from the department for 30 days without pay, demoted from corporal officer to patrol officer and reassigned to another unit. The follow-up internal investigation dragged up old infractions, which Gilmore had failed to disclose upon his hiring in 1997. According to the...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco man found himself blocked from entering his own apartment complex parking garage Tuesday.Some of the 20-minute confrontation was caught on camera, including the apparent assault of a bystander who jumped in to help. The man in the video has since been fired from his jobMichael Barajas, a Berkeley graduate and community educator for a biopharmaceutical company, says he used his remote to open the garage door to the parking garage at his apartment complex Tuesday after coming home from buying groceries.A white SUV with Florida plates pulled in ahead of him and instead of proceeding forward, stopped at the entrance of one of the building's garages--blocking Barajas from going inside."His immediate reaction was 'hey...
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina — Three members of the Wilmington, North Carolina Police Department have been fired after being caught on video making racist and threatening comments. One said a civil war necessary to wipe black people off the map and he was ready. The department took the action Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate jokes and slurs. After conferring with the City Council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham cleared Police Chief Donny Williams to release the details. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "When I first learned of these conversations, I was shocked, saddened and disgusted," Williams...
    Jordy Yanes Martel, 30, surrendered for arrest on Thursday on charges of battery and official misconduct A fired police officer in South Florida has been charged after video showed him kneeling on the neck of a black woman during an arrest in the parking lot of a strip club. Jordy Yanes Martel, 30, surrendered for arrest on Thursday on charges of battery and official misconduct in connection with the January 14 incident at Tootsie's Cabaret in Miami Gardens. According to his police report, Yanes Martel was off-duty and working as security for Tootsie's in his police uniform when he was asked to remove 33-year-old Safiya Satchell from the club for allegedly being abusive to staff, when an altercation ensued. Disturbing...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — George Floyd is a name now known around the world. One month ago Thursday, Floyd died in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes. A lot has happened since Floyd’s death, both here in the Twin Cities and across the country — from protests, to efforts to change the law, to a renewed focus on inequality throughout the world. A day after Floyd’s death, all four Minneapolis officers involved were fired. What happened next was an outcry for the history books that began with several nights of unrest in the Twin Cites. Hundreds of businesses in Minneapolis and St. Paul were looted, damaged, and burned. Gov. Tim Walz activated more than...
    Several people repeatedly shot at an unmarked police vehicle in Michigan during an ambush-style attack, according to a report. Cops in Grand Rapids were interviewing potential witnesses early Thursday, just hours after an officer in an unmarked police car was peppered late Wednesday with bullets by multiple assailants, a source close to the matter told WOOD-TV. In all, more than 24 shots were reportedly fired during the incident near Pleasant Street and Cass Avenue in the southeast Grand Rapids. The police vehicle was struck, but the officer inside — who did not return fire — was not hurt, the station reports. It’s unclear if the gunmen knew the person inside the unmarked car was a police officer. An investigation is...
    A Cambridge University professor has boasted that she was promoted after tweeting “White Lives Don’t Matter” — a development following just days after a man who flew a banner saying they do matter over a football match in the wake a suspected terrorist attack was fired. On June 22nd, Professor Priyamvada Gopal had tweeted “I’ll say it again. White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives.” The tweet prompted a considerable public backlash, with a petition for the University of Cambridge to fire her for the “racist and hateful” statement “in the best interest of all students and the community at large” having topped 15,000 signatures as of the time of publication. However, the university stood behind Professor Gopal, claiming that it...
    In a case that is garnering national media attention, three North Carolina cops caught on tape using extremely racist and violent language — including one who promised to start “slaughtering them f**king n*****s” — have been fired. All 3 insist they’re not racists. On Wednesday, the Wilmington, NC Police Department held a press conference to announce the firings of three officers — Corporal Jessie Moore and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore — over violent and racist remarks that were discovered during an audit of police cruiser video. According to the department’s investigative report, Sergeant Alison Heflin discovered the conversations on a cruiser video that was marked “accidental activation,” and upon hearing the remarks, forwarded the tape for investigation....
    The lawyer investigating the Jeffrey Epstein case was fired because he would not drop his demands to speak with Prince Andrew, it has been claimed.   Geoffrey Berman, the ousted US attorney for the Southern District of New York, had accused the Duke of York of repeatedly refusing requests to be interviewed to aid his investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirators.  Attorney General William Barr removed him from his post at the weekend.  Now the lawyer for Epstein's victims, Spencer Kuvin, speculates that President Donald Trump or his staff could have told Mr Bermen to stop investigating Prince Andrew - and fired him when he refused.  Mr Kuvin told The Sun Mr Berman's removal was a big step backwards for his cause of getting...
    Mirko Antonucci, 21 years old, He has seen how his stage in the Vitoria de Setúbal came to an end prematurely because of the content that he uploaded to social networks with his partner, the influencer Ginevra Lambruschi who has half a million followers for the almost 90,000 that he has. The Italian footballer was on loan from Roma in the Portuguese team where he sought to have the minutes that were not given in the transalpine box. He came to the Portuguese league in the winter market but his publications on the networks have caused the Portuguese club to cut his loan earlier than expected. Social networks are a danger, you have to be very careful with what is...
    Problems at a Massachusetts veterans home -- where 76 deaths were linked to a coronavirus outbreak -- began when patients from two dementia units were combined into one, a 174-page state report says. “This decision was catastrophic,” the report on the Holyoke Soldier’s Home says, according to FOX station WFXT-TV in Boston. “Staff described the move as ‘total pandemonium,’ ‘when hell broke loose,’ and ‘a nightmare.’’’ “This [is] the most insane thing I ever saw in my entire life,” one staff member said, according to the report, the release of which was followed by the firing of the home's superintendent. CUOMO BRUSHES OFF CRITICISM OVER NURSING HOME DEATHS AS 'SHINY OBJECT' The merger of the two units represented “the opposite...
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina — Three members of the Wilmington, North Carolina Police Department have been fired after being caught on video making racist and threatening comments. One said a civil war was necessary to wipe black people off the map and he was ready. The department took the action Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate jokes and slurs. After conferring with the City Council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham cleared Police Chief Donny Williams to release the details. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "When I first learned of these conversations, I was shocked, saddened and disgusted,"...
    Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal have terminated the contract of Roma forward Mirko Antonucci, who was playing with the club on loan, amid criticism over his social media exploits. The Italian, 21, is arguably as popular for his off-field antics as he is for his football with an extensive following on TikTok and Instagram. And it was on the video streaming platform where the final straw was taken, as widely alleged by Portuguese media. A clip of Antonucci smiling and dancing to a song just hours after Vitoria’s defeat to Boavista is said to have infuriated the club — and drew a public apology from the winger. Vitoria boss Julio Velazquez informed the media earlier in the week that the...
    Three police officers were fired from the police department in Wilmington, North Carolina, after a video audit of their patrol cars found them making racist statements to each other. Police Chief Donny Williams released details of the exchanges to the media in a briefing on Wednesday. "When I first learned of these conversations, I was shocked, saddened and disgusted," Williams said. "There is no place for this behavior in our agency or our city and it will not be tolerated." According to The Charlotte Observer, the police officers were recorded lamenting that the department only cared about kneeling with protesters. Then they used racial and homophobic epithets to express their anger. ...
    Attorney General William Barr at the White House on June 16.Stefani Reynolds/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.A Justice Department lawyer who prosecuted Roger Stone says that he and other career prosecutors “were told that we could be fired,” if they resisted political pressure to lower their recommended sentence for the longtime adviser to President Donald Trump. Aaron Zelinsky, a lead prosecutor on the Stone case, shared new details Wednesday on efforts by his superiors to convince him and his colleagues to give Stone “a break” after the self-styled dirty trickster was convicted in November for perjury, obstruction of Congress, and witness tampering. “What I heard repeatedly was that...
    The police department of the US city of Louisville fired one of the police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the African-American woman was murdered at her home, local press reported today. Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said Officer Brett Hankison, a white cashier, fired “senseless and blindly” 10 shots at the 26-year-old girl’s apartment the night she was killed. Taylor was shot eight times by police officers who broke into her Louisville home on March 13, with a search warrant, during a narcotics investigation. The search warrant was related to a suspect who did not live there and no drugs were found inside, local press reported. Mayor Greg Fischer and Schroeder sent...
    Conservatives must always be on offense to secure political victories, said Timothy Gordon, a Catholic high school theology teacher who was fired for criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, offering his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host John Hayward. Gordon described Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization on Twitter. He recalled, “I said Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization. BLM was declared a BIE — a black identity extremist movement — which is a form of home-spun terror, according the FBI.” “[Black Lives Matter] is essentially a non-falsifiable religious cult that sets itself specifically against Christianity, just like the French Revolution did,” said Gordon. “They want destroyed...
    THE ousted New York attorney who was investigating Jeffrey Epstein was fired because he refused to drop his demands to interview Prince Andrew, a lawyer has claimed. Geoffrey Berman, the powerful US attorney for the Southern District of New York was removed from his post at the weekend by Attorney General William Barr. 6 Prince Andrew refused repeated requests for interview, according to BermanCredit: AP:Associated Press Earlier this month, Berman accused the Duke of York of repeatedly refusing requests for interviews as part of his investigation into Epstein's co-conspirators. Now victims' lawyer Spencer Kuvin has called Berman's removal from office "highly suspect" and speculated that President Donald Trump or one of his staff may have asked Berman to stop investigating the Duke, then...
    Brett Hankison (left) was fired Tuesday for his involvement in the killing of Breonna Taylor (right). A Kentucky police chief has determined that a former police officer who fired 10 shots into the home of emergency room technician Breonna Taylor, ultimately killing her, "displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life." Brett Hankison was officially fired Tuesday after Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder made public his intent to fire the officer Friday, according to a termination letter from the Louisville Metro Police Department. Hankison was serving a no-knock warrant when he “blindly” fired into Taylor’s apartment with such disregard that some of the rounds went into a neighboring apartment unit, “endangering” three people, Schroeder said in the letter. "I find your conduct a...
    Three Tucson cops have resigned before being fired after it emerged a man died in their custody two months ago while handcuffed. The incident took place on April 21 in the city in Arizona and a video of what happened was viewed by police officials before the three cops resigned.  Officials said they would have been fired if they had not opted to quit.   The medical examiner found the man's cause of death to be a 'sudden cardiac arrest' and they said he had 'acute cocaine intoxication and an enlarged heart.'  Police chief Chris Magnus said in a statement to AZPM: 'In this case, three officers did not live up to the high standards of the Tucson Police Department.  Three...
    Former pancake box character Aunt Jemima was a 'picture of the American Dream', a speaker at a Donald Trump rally in Arizona claimed last night.    Reagan Escudé told spectators at the Students for Trump event that a 'leftist mob' was trying to 'erase the legacy' of the freed slave Nancy Green who first played the character in the 1890s.  The Aunt Jemima brand was scrapped after 130 years last week amid the cultural reckoning unleashed by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Quaker Foods said it 'recognizes Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a 'racial stereotype' of a black 'mammy' who is portrayed as happy to serve a white master.  Escudé was introduced by the president as a 'target...
    Louisville police officer Brett HankisonSource: Louisville Metro Police Department The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home. A termination letter sent to Officer Brett Hankison released by the city's police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life" when he "wantonly and blindly" shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor's apartment in March. The letter also said Hankison, who is white, violated the rule against using deadly force. Taylor, who was Black, was shot eight times by officers who burst into her Louisville home using a...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home. A termination letter sent to Officer Brett Hankison released by the city’s police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s apartment in March. The letter also said Hankison, who is white, violated the rule against using deadly force. Taylor, who was Black, was shot eight times by officers who burst into her Louisville home using a no-knock warrant during a March 13 narcotics...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro police division has fired one of many cops concerned within the deadly capturing of Breonna Taylor, greater than three months after the 26-year-old black girl was killed in her dwelling. A termination letter despatched to Officer Brett Hankison launched by the town’s police division Tuesday stated Hankinson violated procedures by exhibiting “excessive indifference to the worth of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s house in March. The letter additionally stated Hankison, who’s white, violated the rule towards utilizing lethal drive. Taylor, who was Black, was shot eight occasions by officers who burst into her Louisville dwelling utilizing a no-knock warrant throughout a March 13 narcotics investigation. The...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home. A termination letter sent to Officer Brett Hankison released by the city’s police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s apartment in March. The letter also said Hankison, who is white, violated the rule against using deadly force. Taylor, who was Black, was shot eight times by officers who burst into her Louisville home using a no-knock warrant during a March 13 narcotics investigation....
    Officer Brett Hankison was fired from the Louisville Police Department on Tuesday for his involvement in the shooting that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, after law enforcement executed a no-knock warrant on the wrong house. The FBI announced in May that it had launched a probe into the shooting after Taylor's family filed a lawsuit, accusing officers of firing more than 20 shots inside her home on March 13. Taylor, who was shot eight times, was an EMT and aspiring nurse. Mayor Greg Fischer said interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder had already started the termination process for Hankinson last week. Schroeder replaced former Chief Steve Conrad who agreed to resign and was later fired. Lousiville Metro Police tweeted out the letter informing Hankison of...
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky -- The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home.A termination letter sent to Officer Brett Hankison released by the city's police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life" when he "wantonly and blindly" shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor's apartment in March. The letter also said Hankison, who is white, violated the rule against using deadly force.Taylor, who was Black, was shot eight times by officers who burst into her Louisville home using a no-knock warrant during a March 13 narcotics investigation....
    (CNN)A police officer involved in the March fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, has been fired, according to the police department.Det. Brett Hankison was informed in a letter signed by the the police chief that his employment with the department "is terminated," effective immediately. The Louisville Metro Police Department posted the letter, dated June 23, on Twitter.Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT, was killed when police broke down the door to her apartment in an attempted drug sting and shot her eight times. Hankison and two other officers were later put on administrative leave. Breonna Taylors mother deserves the truth about her daughters death, attorney says"I find your conduct a shock to the conscience," Police Chief Robert Schroeder wrote...
    One of three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor has been fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department.  On June 19, the city's mayor announced that Brett Hankison would be fired. He was officially terminated on June 23. An official termination letter written by interim Chief of Police Robert Schroeder on June 23 said that Hankison "displayed extreme indifference to the value of human life" by firing rounds indiscriminately into Taylor's apartment while executing a no-knock warrant with two other officers in mid-March. Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT, was shot eight times and killed while asleep in her bed. Neither Hankison nor the two officers, Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, have been...
    Louisville police have confirmed that one of the cops involved in Breonna Taylor's death has been fired for 'blindly firing 10 shots' into the apartment in the botched no-knock raid. Officer Brett Hankison was fired Tuesday from the department for his part in the killing of black EMT Taylor, 26, Louisville Metro Police announced. Hankison 'blindly' fired 10 rounds into the apartment, interim chief Robert Schroeder said.  Taylor was shot dead in March when three plain clothes officers performed a no-knock arrest warrant at her apartment in Louisville.   Officer Brett Hankison was fired Tuesday from the department for his part in the killing of black EMT Taylor, 26, Louisville Metro Police announced 
    MEL Gibson has been axed from the Netflix Chicken Run sequel. It comes after the actor - who played Rocky in the 2000 original - was accused of making an anti-Semitic remark to Winona Ryder. 9 Winona Ryder claimed Mel Gibson made an anti-Semitic comment towards herCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9 The two were at the same party when the incident happenedCredit: Sportsfile - Subscription The 64-year-old Mad Max won't be reprising his role, reports TheWrap on Tuesday. Ryder claimed that fellow actor Mel Gibson asked her if she was a Jewish "oven dodger" at a 1995 party. Winona, 48, talked about the incident in an interview with the Sunday Times and reported by the NY Post. "We were...
    Following the publication of a full-page Sunday ad that predicted a nuclear attack in Nashville by "Islam," the Tennessean newspaper and its parent company Gannett said Monday that an advertising manager was fired, a donation was pledged to a Muslim advocacy group, and additional diversity training at the paper was planned, the Tennessean reported. The ad was purchased by an Arkansas-based Future for America which focuses on end-of-world preaching, the paper added. What are the details?"The sales and design teams did not fully read the context of the ad content in its entirety and subsequently approved it," Kathy Jack-Romero, president of Gannett's local sales, told the Tennessean. While a sales executive flagged the ad for review, the sales...
    An ex-employee at fashion company Tory Burch says she was hired when she was over 7-months pregnant — then fired for trying to keep a healthy work life balance and taking breaks at work to pump breast milk, according to a new lawsuit. Megan Morro — who was hired by Tory Burch in December 2018 as the director of raw materials —  was supposed to start working there after her maternity leave ended, and was promised she would be able to keep a good work-life balance working there, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed Monday. But, Morro “realized that, although Defendant Tory Burch tried to sell the idea of a work life balance for its working Mothers customer...
    An ex-employee at fashion company Tory Burch says she was hired when she was over 7-months pregnant — then fired for trying to keep a healthy work life balance and taking breaks at work to pump breast milk, according to a new lawsuit. Megan Morro — who was hired by Tory Burch in December 2018 as the director of raw materials —  was supposed to start working there after her maternity leave ended, and was promised she would be able to keep a good work-life balance working there, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed Monday. But, Morro “realized that, although Defendant Tory Burch tried to sell the idea of a work life balance for its working Mothers customer...
    REAL Housewives of Orange County alum Heather Dubrow was actually FIRED from the show and did not quit as she said, Tamra Judge claimed. Heather starred on the reality series for four seasons, from 2012-2016. 8 Heather Dubrow was actually FIRED from the show and did not quit as she said, Tamra Judge claimedCredit: Getty - Contributor 8 Heather starred on the reality series for four seasons, from 2012-2016Credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images 8 Tamra said Heather's exit from the series was production's "biggest mistake getting rid of her"Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Tamra said on Behind the Velvet Rope podcast with David Yontef Heather's exit from the series was production's "biggest mistake getting rid of her." She went on: “I think it was a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After years of secrecy, a contentious leak to a news website and a recent change in state law, New York City’s police watchdog agency disclosed Monday the complaint history for the police officer fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. Records showing former Officer Daniel Pantaleo was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner’s death were provided to the Associated Press by the Civilian Complaint Review Board in response to a request under a new state law making police disciplinary files public. Pantaleo’s complaint history was first revealed by the now-defunct website Think Progress in 2017 amid a legal dispute over whether the records could be made public. At the time, state law shielded police personnel...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After years of secrecy, a contentious leak to a news website and a recent change in state law, New York City’s police watchdog agency disclosed Monday the complaint history for the police officer fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. Records showing former Officer Daniel Pantaleo was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner’s death were provided to the Associated Press by the Civilian Complaint Review Board in response to a request under a new state law making police disciplinary files public. Pantaleo’s complaint history was first revealed by the now-defunct website Think Progress in 2017 amid a legal dispute over whether the records could be made public. At the time, state law shielded police personnel...
    A masked gunman opened fire at an off-duty NYPD officer who walked past him and his pals early Tuesday in the Bronx, cops said. The male officer, who was not in uniform, parked his car and started walking when he was confronted by five or six men on Jennings Street near Longfellow Avenue in Crotona Park East around 1 a.m., according to police. Words were exchanged and the men started throwing up gang signs, cops said. Then, one of the men — who cops say was on a bike and wearing a mask — popped off two or three rounds at the off-duty officer, prompting him to return fire, cops said. No one was hurt, but the officer was taken...
    In April, with travel halted worldwide and revenue plunging, the cofounders of Airbnb raised $2 billion in debt and equity financing. Two weeks later, I was laid off.WIRED OPINIONABOUTAnna Furman is a Los Angeles-based writer. She covers arts and culture stories for the New York Times, The Guardian, and other publications. For 13 months, I worked full-time as a contract copywriter on a social impact initiative at Airbnb—and before that, for four months on a marketing project for the company. My office life resembled that of any full-time employee: I snacked on charcuterie boards and fresh ahi poke bowls, rejiggered my calendar to accommodate conflicting meetings, and cheered for employees on their work anniversaries (a peculiar Silicon Valley ritual that...
    By COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before Geoffrey S. Berman was axed from his job as head of the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan, he refused to sign onto a letter crafted by senior officials in Washington lambasting New York's mayor for putting COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. Berman's refusal didn't directly contribute to his ouster. But it was another example of the ways in which he appeared to run afoul of Attorney General William Barr and other high-ranking officials at the Justice Department. According to several people familiar with their relationship, Berman, a political donor to President Donald Trump who investigated and charged some of his allies, wasn’t a team...
    WASHINGTON – A day before Geoffrey S. Berman was axed from his job as head of the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan, he refused to sign onto a letter crafted by senior officials in Washington lambasting New York's mayor for putting COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. Berman's refusal didn't directly contribute to his ouster. But it was another example of the ways in which he appeared to run afoul of Attorney General William Barr and other high-ranking officials at the Justice Department. According to several people familiar with their relationship, Berman, a political donor to President Donald Trump who investigated and charged some of his allies, wasn’t a team player. He operated outside Washington leadership, and won praise from Trump...
    Audrey Strauss has just taken over a slate of cases involving President Donald Trump, now that Attorney General Bill Barr has removed U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. The Detroit News noted Monday that “the position is the most important federal law-enforcement role outside of Washington.” The SDNY has been run by such names as Preet Bharara, Rudy Giuliani and James Comey. “A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School, Strauss first became a Southern District federal prosecutor in 1976. She served in the office until 1983 and then worked in Washington as a staff lawyer in the independent counsel investigation into the Reagan-era Iran-Contra affair,” the report said about her biography. “She is a prosecutor who was raised in the tradition of SDNY...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has responded to former national security adviser John Bolton's sharply critical book about Trump -- which Bolton describes as "a book about how not to be president" -- with his own criticism of Bolton's character and career.Bolton departed the Trump administration in September 2019; Trump says he was fired, Bolton says he resigned. On Thursday, Trump tweeted, "President Bush fired him also. Bolton is incompetent!" Facts First: President George W. Bush did not fire Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton left the Bush administration in 2006 at the expiry of his recess appointment, knowing that he could not get confirmed by the Senate in 2007. After Bolton announced his pending departure, Bush said he...