Amazon driver shot and paralyzed over Handicapped parking spot forgives shooter??!!

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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – At 21 years old, with two jobs and a 1-year-old son, Jaylen Walker was always on the go.

But now, the motor that raises and lowers his hospital bed is about the only way he can move.

“I’ll be paralyzed for the rest of my life,” Walker said from his bed in the intensive care unit at Saint Louis University Hospital.

Instead of life in a Level 1 Trauma Center, Walker was working as a personal trainer and as an Amazon delivery driver with a plan for his future.

“I wanted to go back to school and play college basketball, play with my son just like any other father would,” he said with his family beside his bed.

Tuesday, Walker said he had just finished his Amazon shift when he stopped in a St. Charles Target parking lot to help a fellow driver.

He admitted he parked in a disabled parking spot. What happened next, he and his family can’t understand.

Prosecutors said 65-year-old Larry Thomlison confronted Walker.

Walker said Thomlison approached him and “asked me why the hell I parked in a handicapped spot and I told him, ‘I’m gonna move it,'” recalled Walker. “And he kept harassing me.”

Walker said Thomlison punched him and he fought back.

“When he pulled the gun out my eyes were just amazed. I tried to run in between two cars. He had a nice aim and hit me right in the spine,” said Walker.

Prosecutors said surveillance video shows Walker trying to run away when he was shot in the back. The bullet paralyzed him from the stomach area down.

On Wednesday, St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar charged Thomlison with first degree assault and armed criminal action.

 

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Seminole County kindergarten teacher, former boyfriend accused of producing child pornography

os-1552673936-gcia9kxsyc-snap-imageJustin Ritchie and Audra Mabel (Seminole County Jail)

 

A Seminole County kindergarten teacher and her former boyfriend are accused of recording themselves sexually abusing young children, court records show.

Audra Mabel, 34, is facing federal charges of creating child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. Justin Ritchie, 36, is accused of sexual assault of a child in Seminole County.

The investigation started March 5, after a preschool-aged child Ritchie is related to told her mother he had touched her inappropriately, according to his arrest affidavit. The mother took her child to Seminole County deputies that day, records show.

Sanford police officers spoke with the child the next day, records show. She told them Ritchie had touched her inappropriately “many times” and that there was video of the incidents on his cell phone, according to Ritchie’s arrest affidavit.

Officers arrested Ritchie March 8 as he stepped out of an Uber in front of his home after returning from a business trip to Chicago, records show. They had a search warrant for his cell phone and other devices, on which they found the videos, records show.

Authorities said they also found videos of Mabel inappropriately touching a young child she is related to, and video that showed Mabel in a Michigan where she taught first grade. In the video, Mabel exposes herself before turning the camera toward a classroom full of children, investigators said.

Mabel worked as a kindergarten teacher at Spring Lake Elementary School, according to a directory posted on the schools’s website. A Seminole County Public Schools spokesman said Mabel, who was hired full-time by the district in December, has been fired.

Mabel and Ritchie are being held in the Seminole County Jail without bond.

 

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Woman Almost Dies From Stroke Triggered By Oral Sex

The woman suffered a brain bleed as she neared orgasm.

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A British woman had to go to the hospital after an intense impending orgasm triggered a stroke.

According to a new report from the British Medical Journal, the unidentified 44-year-old woman suffered a “transient loss of consciousness (TLOC)” while receiving oral sex from her partner.

After the woman was unconscious for two to three minutes after the sex, her partner got nervous and took her to the emergency room at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Once there, the man told doctors his partner’s body had gone stiff during their session. The woman told doctors she had a headache that she described as a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale, according to the The Sun.

At first, doctors believed, based on the symptoms, that the woman had suffered a seizure.

Doctors later learned she had experienced a blackout caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain, also known a reflex-mediated syncope, according to IFLScience.com.

“On closer history taking, the patient reported nearing orgasm while receiving oral sex from her partner before losing consciousness,” the authors wrote in their report for the BMJ.

A CT scan and a CT angiography showed she had an aneurysm, leading to a subarachnoid hemorrhage ― a kind of stroke.

The researchers said it’s not unheard of for orgasms to cause stroke.

“Activities that involve sudden increases in blood pressure and sexual activity is well described as a precipitant,” they write in the case report. “Studies with intra-arterial monitoring during coitus demonstrate that during sexual activity blood pressure, as well as heart rate, is very labile, with particular rises during orgasm.”

The report said doctors treated the woman with a procedure called endovascular coiling, which uses a catheter to transmit a tiny coil to seal off the aneurysm from blood flow. She was released from the hospital 15 days later.

Four months later, doctors say, she’s suffered no further problems.

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Puzzling number of Black men tied to Ferguson protests have died

Ferguson Activists DeathsFILE – In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, Ferguson activist Daren Seals, top center, awaits the decision by a grand jury on whether to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in front of the police station in Ferguson , Mo. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.

Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play.

Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests.

But some activists say their concerns about a possible connection arise out of a culture of fear that persists in Ferguson 4 1/2 years after Brown’s death, citing threats — mostly anonymous — that protest leaders continue to receive.

The Rev. Darryl Gray said he found a box inside his car. When the bomb squad arrived, no explosives were found but a 6-foot (1.8-meter) python was inside.

“Everybody is on pins and needles,” Gray said of his fellow activists.

No arrests have been made in the two homicides. St. Louis County police spokesman Shawn McGuire said witnesses have simply refused to come forward, leaving detectives with no answers for why the men were targeted.

“We don’t believe either one was connected to each other,” McGuire said, but adding, “It’s tough to come up with a motive without a suspect.”

Ferguson erupted in protests in August 2014 after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown during a street confrontation. Brown was unarmed, but Wilson said he fired in self-defense when the black teenager came at him menacingly.

A grand jury declined to charge Wilson in November 2014, prompting one of the most violent nights of demonstrations, and one of the first activist deaths.

Deandre Joshua’s body was found inside a burned car blocks from the protest. The 20-year-old was shot in the head before the car was torched.

Darren Seals, shown on video comforting Brown’s mother that same night, met an almost identical fate two years later. The 29-year-old’s bullet-riddled body was found inside a burning car in September 2016.

Four others also died, three of them ruled suicides.

— MarShawn McCarrel of Columbus, Ohio, shot himself in February 2016 outside the front door of the Ohio Statehouse, police said. He had been active in Ferguson.

— Edward Crawford Jr., 27, fatally shot himself in May 2017 after telling acquaintances he had been distraught over personal issues, police said. A photo of Crawford firing a tear gas canister back at police during a Ferguson protest was part of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

— In October, 24-year-old Danye Jones was found hanging from a tree in the yard of his north St. Louis County home. His mother, Melissa McKinnies, was active in Ferguson and posted on Facebook after her son’s death, “They lynched my baby.” But the death was ruled a suicide.

— Bassem Masri, a 31-year-old Palestinian American who frequently livestreamed video of Ferguson demonstrations, was found unresponsive on a bus in November and couldn’t be revived. Toxicology results released in February showed he died of an overdose of fentanyl.

The Ferguson protests added momentum to the national Black Lives Matter movement, but they also generated resentment from people angered by TV footage of protesters hurling rocks and insults at police. Amid lingering anger, activists and observers say that while they see no clear connection between the deaths and the protests, they can’t help but wonder about the thoroughness of the investigations.

“These protesters and their deaths may not be a high priority for (police) since there is this antagonistic relationship,” Washington University sociologist Odis Johnson said. “I think there is a need for them to have a greater sense of urgency.”

Activists say that in the years since the protests, they have been targeted in dangerous ways.

“Something is happening,” said Cori Bush, a frequent leader of the Ferguson protests. “I’ve been vocal about the things that I’ve experienced and still experience — the harassment, the intimidation, the death threats, the death attempts.”

Bush said her car has been run off the road, her home has been vandalized, and in 2014 someone shot a bullet into her car, narrowly missing her daughter, who was 13 at the time.

She suspects white supremacists or police sympathizers. Living under constant threat is exhausting, she said, but she won’t give in.

“They shut us up and they win,” Bush said.

It’s unclear if residual stress from the protests or harassment contributed to the suicides, but Johnson said many activists feel a sense of hopelessness.

“This has to have a big impact on their mental health,” Johnson said. “For many, law enforcement is not a recourse. Many times law enforcement is not on their side.”

Experts say the deaths also are indicative of a concern at the core of the protests — the underlying difficulty of life for young people of color. Five of the men who died were blacks in their 20s.

Black St. Louis County residents are three times more likely than whites to be poor, often meaning they lack adequate health insurance that could allow them to better address not only physical ailments but mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

They also tend to live in areas with higher crime rates. The 2010 U.S. census showed that while people who live in wealthy and mostly white western St. Louis County can expect to live well into their 80s, life expectancy in parts of mostly black north St. Louis County reaches only into the 60s. Life expectancy in Kinloch, a few miles from Ferguson, is 56.

Forty-five of the county’s 60 homicide victims last year were black in a county where less than a quarter of the population is black, according to police statistics.

“Here in St. Louis, unfortunately, we have allowed the culture of crime and violence to morph into dimensions that anybody’s at risk any day, any time,” said James Clark of the nonprofit Better Family Life.

 

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Jeanine Pirro off air at Fox News one week after making controversial comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar

Did Fox News fire network host Jeanine Pirro?

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Did Fox News fire network host Jeanine Pirro?

That’s the question many of Pirro’s fans were likely left asking themselves after tuning into Fox News at 9 p.m. Saturday evening — the typical time Pirro hosts her weekly show — only to find that Fox News was airing a re-run of the documentary “Scandalous.”

What’s going on with Pirro?

According to CNN, all indications suggest that Fox News has suspended Pirro. However, if Fox News suspended Pirro, they are not publicly admitting as much, telling CNN, “we are not commenting on internal scheduling matters.”

Pirro has not tweeted since last weekend, nor did she announce a vacation.

Pirro’s absence comes one week after she controversially questioned the patriotism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). While mocking Omar for wearing a hijab, the traditional Islamic head-covering, Pirro suggested that Omar’s Muslim faith is responsible for her anti-Semitic sentiments.

“Think about it: Omar wears a hijab,” Pirro said on her show. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

In response, Fox News publicly condemned Pirro.

“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly,” the network said.

Has Fox fired Pirro?

While the circumstances suggest she has been suspended, there is no indication that she has been fired. After all, Pirro is one of the highest-rated weekend cable news hosts on TV.

It is unclear when Pirro will return to air.

 

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Meghan Markle is a ‘difficult person’ who makes Prince Harry ‘miserable and glum’, royal expert says in shocking claim

Royal commentator James Morrow also accused Meghan of being a ‘hypocrite’ for taking a private jet to New York

 

MEGHAN Markle is a “pretty difficult person” who is making Prince Harry “miserable and glum”, a royal expert has shockingly claimed.

Royal commentator James Morrow told Sky News Australia that the Duchess of Sussex is “not all that easy to work for” after she has reportedly lost her THIRD key aide just three months after her last assistant quit.

NINTCHDBPICT000475365377The royal expert described Meghan as a ‘difficult person’ after her third aide has reportedly quit after just three months

 

Commenting on Meghan’s transition into the Royal Family, James said: “I think it is a particularly tough gig for a princess like Meghan Markle who is in fact actually fairly notorious – something of a princess in the non-royal sense of the word.

“Her politics are very left wing. She is always on about this cause or the other.”

Describing the former Suits actress as a “pretty difficult character to deal with”, James acknowledged: “Yes sure, it is hard working for the royals but it would be hard working for a government ministry or working in any sort of roles.”

Meanwhile, James also argued that Meghan’s behaviour has taken its toll on Prince Harry.

NINTCHDBPICT000475864812-e1552552125471The expert argues that Meghan’s behaviour has taken its toll on Harry, who ‘always looks very glum and miserable’

 

The expert added: “Every time Harry is with her, he always just looks very glum and miserable.

“However, every time you see a picture of him with the lads and doing something else, it is all smiles and laughter.”

What’s more, James also accused Meghan of being a “hypocrite” for enjoying a lavish baby shower last month at “great expense”.

He added: “The things we have seen about Meghan Markle where she took that private jet to fly to a baby shower in New York at great expense while she is preaching about climate change and so on.

NINTCHDBPICT000470348285-e1552551961192The royal expert accused Meghan of being a ‘hypocrite’ for ‘preaching about climate change’ before flying to New York for her baby shower in a private jet

 

“I think a lot of people are going to say ‘you know, I think this woman is a bit of a hypocrite here’ and she is probably – on the balance of probabilities – and not all that easy to work for.”

Meghan’s assistant private secretary Amy Pickerill is believed to stepping down from her position when the Royal couple move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor later this month.

This latest departure follows the resignation of Meghan’s personal assistant Melissa Toubati who quit just since months after the former Suits actress married into the Royal Family.

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