This is so sad.
An innocent UPS driver was taken hostage by two jewelry store robbers fleeing police in Miramar, Florida yesterday.
The gruesome gunfight was captured on live television and shows the police surrounding the hijacked delivery truck in the middle of busy traffic before opening fire, killing the suspects, the UPS driver & two other innocent ivilians.
A GoFundMe has been created by the family of Frank Ordoñez, the driver who was killed in this horrific tragedy.
It’s such a shame that innocent people were literary “caught in the crossfire.” Seems like there could have been a better way to end this. It is unclear if the suspects shot at police first but what is clear is that an innocent father of two, just working to make a living is no longer alive.
The community is questioning whether the correct police tactics were used.
Please check out the GoFundMe for Ordoñez which has already surpassed its $20,000 goal. Click here.
UPS issued a statement.
Could the police have handled this hostage takeover differently? Sound off in the comments!
Ahh, another day, another black person gets arrested and detained for basically breathing while black.
In the video below, a black guy was eating a sandwich at the train station when he was approached and eventually detained by the transit police.
Now, I have a couple of questions here, mainly who knew you couldn’t eat a sandwich at the train station?
The man (and the woman) videoing the incident questioned the officer and pointed out that there was no signage stating food was off limits. Last time I checked, millions of people drink coffee and eat snacks/food at the train station. In most train stations they have vending machines with sodas and snacks.
Secondly, did the officer ask him to not eat the sandwich and he ignored? I don’t understand how this escalated to this level. Even if the rules are no food, couldn’t a simple reminder suffice? The officer threw me off when he said it “against the law” to eat the sandwich. Weird.
A man named Tupac A. Shakur — who, despite the name, is not to be confused with the long-dead rap legend — was arrested this weekend after allegedly threatening the police with a knife.
According to Fox News, Johnson City police officers responded to a call Saturday about the 40-year-old Shakur, who had active warrants for his arrest from another department, according to a news release. When officers arrived at the scene, they reported seeing Shakur leaving in a car. Continue reading →
Haiti has entered its sixth week of protest demonstrations with tens of thousands demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.
Massive crowds marched through affluent neighborhoods over the weekend, spilling oil and burning tires while riot police blocked roads.
Haitians have long been fed up with poverty, scarcity and corruption. The country is one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere with more than half the population living on less than $2.40 a month.
Um, weird flex but ok. SMH.
Hustlers, did he nail it or fail it?
According to WKRC, Craig Stivender posted a video to his Facebook page where he says he “learned the values of faith, family and honesty at an early age.”
“That’s why I want to tell you at the start of my campaign some things that politicians would try to hide. Things my opponents may try to use to tarnish my integrity.”
The final event on the list dealt with an inappropriate Halloween costume Stivender wore to a Halloween party with other officers a decade ago. Continue reading →