Black Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting Black Male suspect who was in custody at hospital!

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An on-duty Chicago police officer sexually assaulted a suspect in his custody last month at a South Side hospital, Cook County prosecutors alleged Tuesday.

Carlyle Calhoun, 46, a 10-year department veteran, was ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct.

In court, prosecutors said police seized incriminating photos from Calhoun’s cellphone and DNA evidence linked the officer to the crime.

Calhoun, who most recently had been assigned to the Gresham police district, was relieved of his police powers and placed on paid desk duty early last month after police learned of the allegations, department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The department will move to suspend him without pay since he has been criminally charged, he said.

The male victim, whose age was not given, was arrested early Feb. 3 on a misdemeanor charge. When he expressed suicidal thoughts, Calhoun and another officer were assigned to take him to St. Bernard Hospital and guard him while he underwent observation, prosecutors said.

When the other officer left to eat, Calhoun began to massage the man’s bare foot as his left hand and foot were shackled to the bed, Assistant State’s Attorney Ahmed Kosoko said.

Calhoun then grabbed the victim’s genitals and took a cellphone photo of them, Kosoko said.

After the other officer returned, Calhoun escorted the man to a bathroom down a hall, according to the prosecutor. Inside, he sexually assaulted the man despite his protests to stop and again took a photo of his genitals, Kosoko said.

Within minutes after Calhoun left, the man told hospital staff about what had happened. Swabs taken from the victim matched Calhoun’s DNA, and revealing photos of the victim were recovered from Calhoun’s phone, Kosoko said.

Calhoun’s attorney, Tammy Wendt, noted in court that Calhoun is a respected police officer with no criminal background. In November, she said, he negotiated with a knife-wielding man for three hours to ensure the safe return of the man’s daughter. In addition, he helps care for his elderly mother, Wendt said.

Over Wendt’s objections, Judge Sophia Atcherson said Calhoun must surrender any firearms in his possession if he posts bail. The judge did not grant prosecutors’ request to place Calhoun on electronic monitoring if he is released from custody.

Wendt declined to speak with reporters after the hearing.

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US launches ‘precision’ strike against Syria in response to chemical weapons attack!

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President Trump announced Friday evening that the U.S. has launched a military strike against Syria, in response to the chemical attacks carried out against civilians in Syria last weekend.

“My fellow Americans. A short time ago, I ordered the United States Arrmed Forces to launch from precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed force of France and the United Kingdom is now underway,” Trump said Friday at the White House.

The attack, which happened days ago, killed more than 40 people.

Earlier Friday, Sanders maintained that Trump believed Assad was behind the alleged chemical attack, but did not provide details on why Trump had stalled on reaching a decision on a potential airstrike after Trump announced on Monday a decision would be made “over the next 24-48 hours.”

“Yes, we’re again confident that both Syria had responsibility in this chemical weapons attack but we also hold Russia responsible for their failure to stop chemical weapons attacks from taking place,” Sanders said at the Friday White House press briefing.

Sanders said at the time that no decision concerning an attack had been made, but said that “we are continuing to have ongoing conversations with our partners and allies.”

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said though that the U.S. did not have proof of a chemical attack on Thursday.

In response to an apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in April 2017, Trump ordered a retaliatory missile strike on a Syrian air base.

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Report: Women Attempted to Extort Oscar De La Hoya Over ‘Incredibly Embarrassing’ Sex Tape!

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Oscar De La Hoya is no stranger to controversy. In 1996, the former professional boxer was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl when he was 23. The incident was settled out of court. While it’s not completely clear what happened that night, it’s not a good look. Most recently, De La Hoya seems to be the victim—with news of an extortion attempt revolving around an “incredibly embarrassing” sex-tape making the rounds.

According to The Daily Mail, De La Hoya and his ex-wife Shanna Moakler were targeted by two young women posing as Instagram models. De La Hoya reportedly met them on a dating site before starting a dialogue via Snapchat and inviting them to his glamorous Pasadena condo. His apartment, which he bought last year, cost $2.65 million and has a wine cellar, patio, and three bedrooms. What happened after the arrival of the two women—reportedly in their late teens or early 20s—writes itself. Partying, sexual activity, and a fair amount of intoxication. What De La Hoya didn’t know was that the pair was recording all of this on their phones. For a 10-time World Champion, this is frankly, quite a rookie mistake.

The two women reportedly contacted him a few weeks later, demanding $2 million in exchange to keep the footage private. De La Hoya apparently refused, which is when the two women went with plan B—talking to well-renowned celebrity sex tape broker Kevin Blatt. Blatt claims he turned the tape down as soon as he realized they were probably in the middle of extorting De La Hoya, which is when the pair approached Moakler. The ex-wife was reportedly told that she and her 19-year-old daughter would be humiliated should the footage leak, but fortunately, Moakler banded together with her ex-husband and contacted the authorities. As it stands, the FBI is currently investigating.

As for the footage itself, The Daily Mail claims De La Hoya can be seen completely naked in front of the two women, who are performing various sex acts on him with kitchen utensils. What exactly that means is unclear, but Blatt had some choice words for what he saw. “I’ve seen a lot of shocking videos in my time, and this one was incredibly embarrassing,” he said. “But it was clear to me Oscar had been set up. The girls even took a picture of this driver’s license to prove it was him, they knew what they were doing, almost as if they had done this before. In my mind, it was outright extortion and I cut ties with them immediately.”

According to The Daily Mail, a source close to Moakler said the ex-wife was interviewed by the feds for two hours on Monday, and that this entire situation has caused the whole family nothing but stress. “It’s in the hands of the FBI now, they have already interviewed Shanna.”

As it stands, this investigation is still developing, so stay tuned. The chances are high that the two extortionists will continue to fail at their attempts, especially since the FBI is now hot on their trail.

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Florida woman blames cocaine in purse on windy day!

‘It must have flown through the window and into my purse,’ Kennecia Wells says.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Florida woman who was arrested last month on drug possession charges blamed the cocaine found in her purse on the wind.

Kennecia Posey, 26, was one of two passengers in a car that was swerving in the roadway when it was stopped by Fort Pierce police March 21.

According to the police report, an officer approached the car and smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside.

During a search of the car, the officer found cocaine and marijuana in separate bags inside a purse that Posey had on her lap.

When questioned about the drugs, Posey admitted that the marijuana was hers, police said. The cocaine was a different story.

“I don’t know anything about any cocaine,” Posey said, according to the report. “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”

Posey was booked into the county jail on one felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. She was later released on bond.

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER BODYGUARD SHOT IN ATLANTA … Cops Say!!

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7:04 AM PT — Cops tell us … they believe Floyd was in one of the SUVs in the entourage that was targeted by the shooter.

Floyd was NOT injured in the attack and it’s unclear if he was the specific target. We’re also told cops do NOT have a suspect in custody at this point.

A man claiming to be one of Floyd Mayweather‘s bodyguards was shot outside of an upscale hotel in Atlanta Monday morning … the Atlanta Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports.

Unclear if Floyd was with the man at the time of the shooting.

Cops tell us … it all went down at 3 AM on Monday morning outside of the InterContinental hotel in Buckhead.

We’re told three vehicles were returning from the hotel from a nearby nightclub.

Cops says, “Another vehicle pulled up beside them at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Highland Drive and fired several times at one of the vehicles. All three vehicles fled and reported being followed for a distance.”

“After losing the vehicle that was following them, the victim’s vehicle drove to Grady Hospital where the victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and is in stable condition.”

“At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle.”

“The victim advised that he is a bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather.”

Story developing … 

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Man Shot Off His Own Testicle With A Sawed-Off Shotgun!

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An ex-cage fighter was caught in possession of a shotgun after he blasted himself in the groin – and had to have a testicle removed, a court heard.

Scott Benjamin, 30, was rushed to hospital for surgery after he suffered the ‘self-inflicted’ wound in the bedroom of a house on January 4 last year.

A court heard police were called to an address in Walsall, West Midlands, after reports of a disturbance and found Benjamin trying to smash a window with a bed.

Officers had to break down the door to the upstairs bedroom where he had ‘barricaded’ himself in, jurors were told. Benjamin was discovered under a mattress in a pool of blood with two sawn-off shotguns nearby. He claimed he suffered the injury – which led to him losing a testicle – at the hands of a gang of eight masked men who burst into the property. But prosecutors have dismissed his version of events as ‘complete nonsense.’

On Thursday Benjamin went on trial accused of two charges of possessing a sawed-off shotgun and two of possessing a firearm when prohibited to do so. Wolverhampton Crown Court was told officers forced entry to the house armed with Tasers and protective shields. Laura Culley, prosecuting, said Benjamin was found trying unsuccessfully to manhandle the base of a bed through a smashed upstairs window. Used cartridges were also recovered and a fingerprint of the defendant was uncovered on one of the weapons Giving evidence, Pc Martin Fraser, the first officer at the scene, said: ‘As I went in I immediately heard a colleague shout ‘gun.’ I could see a mattress with somebody underneath. ‘I looked down and could see a sawn-off shotgun as well as a man under the mattress. ‘He looked very confused as if under the influence of drugs or it might have been shock.’ The defendant claims hooded armed men had forced him to touch their guns and ammunition and wounded him while shooting out windows at the address He claimed to have known ‘one or two’ of the intruders from their build and the sound of their voices, but refused to name them. Following hospital treatment, he told a police officer: ‘I don’t know why they say I shot myself. I didn’t. Somebody shot me. I was set up.’ During a formal police interview, he added: ‘They started firing at the windows and I asked to be hit in the body and not the face if I was going to be shot. ‘The gun was nearly touching me. ‘He started poking my head. Then he let it off and I just remember the pain..’ Following the shooting, the wounded man barricaded himself into his room and began throwing things out his window in a bid to attract passersby. The court heard how Benjamin had been on a cocaine and alcohol binge the day before the shooting. When asked in interview if this had altered his perception of the incident, he allegedly said: ‘It could seem like that but why is somebody going to start popping off shots and then shoot themself for no reason?’ He also suggested that the motive for the ‘attack’ was an ‘issue’ with another man that he refused to name. Benjamin claimed the housemate Andrew Fellows, who lived at the address with Tina Richards, had owed the same man money and set him to up settle the debts. Giving evidence from the witness stand, Mr Fellows said: ‘Why would I set him up? He is a friend of mine. Have you seen the size of him? I didn’t stitch anyone up.’ He also said he was at a ‘complete loss’ to explain why the shooting had happened. Benjamin, of Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, denies the charges. The trial continues.

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When Incest Is Best: Kissing Cousins Have More Kin!

Study analyzing more than 200 years of data finds that couples consisting of third cousins have the highest reproductive success

It is not quite incest. And though it will increase your chances of birthing a healthy baby, it is a bit unorthodox, to say the least. Still, scientists at Icelandic biotechnology company deCODE genetics say that when third and fourth cousins procreate, they generally have scads of kids and grandkids (relative to everyone else).

It has long been wondered exactly how kinship influences reproductive success. Previous studies have uncovered positive correlations, but the biological data has been clouded by socioeconomic factors (such as average marrying age and family size) in those populations in which consanguineous marriage is commonplace, such as in India, Pakistan and the Middle East. The new study, however, was able to shed light on the biological reason for the earlier findings.

Scientists came to their conclusions after studying the records of more than 160,000 Icelandic couples with members born between 1800 and 1965. “The advantage of using the Icelandic data set lies in this population being small and one of the most socioeconomically and culturally homogenous societies in the world,” the researchers report in Science, “with little variation in family size [and] use of contraceptives and marriage practices, in contrast with most previously studied populations.”

The results of the exhaustive study are constant throughout the generations analyzed. Women born between 1800 and 1824 who mated with a third cousin had significantly more children and grandchildren (4.04 and 9.17, respectively) than women who hooked up with someone no closer than an eighth cousin (3.34 and 7.31). Those proportions held up among women born more than a century later when couples were, on average, having fewer children.

Despite the general pattern for reproductive success favoring close kinship, couples that were second cousins or more closely related did not have as many children. The most likely reason, scientists say: offspring of such close relatives were likely to have much shorter life spans, because of the chance of inheriting harmful genetic mutations.

“With close inbreeding—between first cousins—there is a significant increase in the probability that both partners will share one or more detrimental recessive genes, leading to a 25 percent chance that these genes will be expressed in each pregnancy,” says Alan Bittles, director of the Center for Human Genetics at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia, who was not involved in the study.

Interestingly, one evolutionary argument for mating with a relative is that it might reduce a woman’s chance of having a miscarriage caused by immunological incompatibility between a mother and her child. Some individuals have an antigen (a protein that can launch an immune response) on the surface of their red blood cells called a rhesus factor—commonly abbreviated “Rh.” In some cases—typically during a second pregnancy—when a woman gets pregnant, she and her fetus may have incompatible blood cells, which could trigger the mother’s immune system to treat the fetus as a foreign intruder, causing a miscarriage. This occurrence is less probable if the parents are closely related, because their blood makeup is more likely to match.

“It may well be that the enhanced reproductive success observed in the Iceland study at the level of third [and] fourth cousins, who on average would be expected to have inherited 0.8 percent to 0.2 percent of their genes from a common ancestor,” Bittles says, “represents this point of balance between the competing advantages and disadvantages of inbreeding and outbreeding.”

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