Court docs: Babysitter fatally beat toddler for dumping ketchup in toilet!

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio —

Court documents obtained Monday provided new insight into a toddler’s death in Butler County.

Lindsay Partin, 35, is accused of abusing 3-year-old Hannah Wesche in early March.

The alleged abuse happened at Partin’s home on Shank Road. Police said Wesche’s father had been bringing her there for months for child care.

Court documents state that Partin’s alleged abuse was sparked by Hannah dumping ketchup in the toilet.

Wesche went to the hospital on March 8 after Partin called 911, and was pronounced brain dead, police said.

Court documents said she had injuries to her face, ear, chest and neck, which investigators say were the result of abuse by Partin.

Wesche died just three days later.

Partin is facing a murder charge.

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What’s in those seized records? Trump’s biggest new worry!

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children — and more than concerned that they don’t know exactly what is in those records and electronic devices seized last week.

There is also some worry that Michael Cohen, the self-described legal fixer who helped make bad stories go away and took a leading role in Trump Organization projects in foreign outposts, may strike a deal with prosecutors out of concern about his own prospects.

“I think it’s a huge minefield for Donald Trump and the Trump Organization,” said trial attorney Joseph Cammarata, who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton. “I think this is on its own track and this train is coming down the track with brute force.”

The wild legal show continued to play out Monday, at a court hearing in New York before a federal judge who is considering what to do with the material that the FBI seized from Cohen. The scene was punctuated by dramatic entrances and revelations. Stormy Daniels — the porn actress who alleged she had a sexual affair with the president — made an appearance, stumbling on her high heels as she was swarmed by press. Cohen was forced to reveal that another one of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity, a high-profile confidant of the president.

Trump left the White House for Florida, for a two-day summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Advisers are hoping the meeting will draw attention from the legal tempest in Washington and New York.

On the trip south, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to put distance between Trump and Cohen, saying: “I believe they’ve still got some ongoing things, but the president has a large number of attorneys, as you know.”

The federal raid, carried out a week ago in New York City, sought bank records, information on Cohen’s dealing in the taxi industry, Cohen’s communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments he made in 2016 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and to Daniels, both of whom allege relationships with Trump. The court proceedings Monday dealt with who gets to look at Cohen’s seized documents and devices before they are turned over to prosecutors.

Though Cohen once said he “would take a bullet” for Trump, he is aware of the possible outcome — including potential prison time — and has expressed worry about his family, said a person who has spoken to the lawyer in recent days but is not authorized to discuss private conversations. Cohen has not been charged with anything.

Trump’s moods have grown darker in recent days, as he lashes out at the “overreach” of the raid. Further angering the president is that the raid was triggered in part by a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The raid was authorized by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

On Twitter Sunday, Trump said that all lawyers are now “deflated and concerned” by the FBI raid on Cohen, adding that “Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past.” Trump has also taken to downplaying Cohen’s role.

The president also inveighed further against former FBI Director James Comey, who said Monday morning that Trump was morally unfit to be president. That was a few hours after Comey said the same and worse in a highly promoted ABC interview.

Many in the White House view the aftershocks of the Cohen raid as potentially more threatening than Mueller’s Russia probe, fearful of what skeletons may be in the lawyer’s closets, according to five officials and outside allies who all spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

“I agree with the consensus forming that it’s very dangerous for the president, probably the most serious thing yet,” said Sol Wisenberg, a defense attorney who was a deputy independent counsel during the Starr special counsel investigation into Clinton. “Even if you shut Mueller down some way, how do you shut down the Southern District (federal court)?”

Trump’s anger at the probe has intensified, with him musing publicly about firing Mueller and the man who authorized the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Those around Trump have hoped that this week’s visit to Mar-a-Lago, where he is generally happier, along with the tightly scheduled summit with Abe, would somewhat distract him from Cohen and from Comey’s ongoing publicity tour.

But White House aides have also expressed worry that they can control Trump less at his palatial Florida estate, where he is known to seek out counsel from club members and get revved up by their at-times provocative advice. One recent presidential dinner guest was Hannity, a longtime Trump ally whose connection to Cohen shed more light on the attorney who was more than just a lawyer for Trump.

Cohen has long been a key power center in the Trump Organization and a fixture along the edges of Trump’s nascent political life. In Cohen’s own estimation, he is Trump’s Ray Donovan, the bruising television character who takes whatever steps are needed to fix problems for the tycoon he serves.

He has regularly threatened lawsuits against those who pose a challenge to Trump. He has berated reporters for writing unflattering words about his boss. He has worked with tabloids, including the National Enquirer, to kill unfavorable stories about Trump. He has said he used a home-equity loan to finance a $130,000 payment to Daniels in the final days of the 2016 campaign and did so without Trump’s knowledge.

The president has consistently denied a relationship with Daniels, who claims the two had sex not long after first lady Melania Trump gave birth to the couple’s son Barron. He has also pushed back against other claims from women.

A recent Trump fundraising email praised Mrs. Trump, with the president calling her “my rock and foundation.”

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Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking Whites for directions in Rochester Hills!

– A 14-year-old missed his bus and it nearly cost him his life.

Things took a dangerous turn when Brennan Walker went looking for help at a Rochester Hills home Thursday morning and was confronted by a man with a gun.

Walker was trying to walk the bus route to Rochester High School after he woke up late and missed his bus. His mom had taken his phone away, so he didn’t have that with him to get directions. So he knocked on a stranger’s door for help — and almost paid for it with his life.

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“I got to the house, and I knocked on the lady’s door. Then she started yelling at me and she was like, ‘Why are you trying to break into my house?’ I was trying to explain to her that I was trying to get directions to Rochester High. And she kept yelling at me. Then the guy came downstairs, and he grabbed the gun, I saw it and started to run. And that’s when I heard the gunshot,” he says.

Thankfully, the man missed. Brennan kept running, hid, then cried.

“My mom says that, black boys get shot because sometimes they don’t look their age, and I don’t look my age. I’m 14; but I don’t look 14. I’m kind of happy that, like, I didn’t become a statistic,” he says in retrospect.

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Oakland County Sheriff Deputies arrived soon after to the home on South Christian Hills Drive and took the woman’s husband into custody.

FOX 2: “Your son almost became a hashtag.”

“Exactly, and that’s exactly how I feel. Like, wow. Because you were trying to get to school,” says his mother, Lisa Wright. “I found out later the only reason [the man] missed is because he forgot to take the safety off.”

Lisa was at work when she got the call. She says her husband is deployed in Syria, so she was assuming she was getting a call about him until she realized they were calling about Brennan. She dropped everything and immediately went to the substation to be with her son.

That’s where investigators told her the family’s Ring doorbell recorded the encounter. Investigators watched the video with Brennan and his mom. She says the video confirmed their suspicions.

“One of the things that stands out, that probably angers me the most is, while I was watching the tape, you can hear the wife say, ‘Why did “these people” choose my house?'” she says, before taking a long pause. “Who are, “these people?” And that set me off. I didn’t want to believe it was what it appeared to look like. When I heard her say that, it was like, but it is [what it looks like].”

Authorities haven’t released that security video.

“We should not have to live in a society where we have to fend for ourselves. If I have a question, I should be able to turn to my village and knock on a door and ask a question. I shouldn’t be fearful of a child, let alone a skin tone,” she adds. “This is a decent neighborhood. If anything — why would I knock on your door to rob you?”

“It is just absurd that this happened,” says Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. “I feel terrible for the young man; I feel terrible for the mom and the anxiety that they had to go through. We are going to ask for every charge permissible for this guy, who stepped up and fired a shotgun because someone knocked on his door.”

Right now that man is being held at the Oakland County Jail.

The retired Detroit firefighter was arraigned Friday afternoon. Jeffrey Zeigler has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder; and Felony Firearms. He received a bond of $50,000, with conditions, and is due in court again April 24.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.

This situation is an eerie reminder of one that ended tragically in Dearborn Heights, Mich. back in 2013 and got national headlines, when a homeowner shot and killed a young woman in the middle of the night after she knocked on his door.

It’s not completely known why 19-year-old Renisha McBride knocked on Ted Wafer’s door that night, though she had crashed her car a few blocks away. She had been drinking and was disoriented when she went up to his house, but she was not armed.

Wafer testified he grabbed his shotgun opened the door and fired his weapon at McBride because he feared she was an intruder, and that he killed her in self-defense, but the jury did not agree.

He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to at least 17 years in prison. Last year, he tried to get an appeal based on jury instructions but the Michigan Supreme Court denied that appealin March.

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Police Commissioner Defends Controversial Arrest of 2 Black Men at a Philadelphia Starbucks in Viral Video!

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross is defending the actions of officers seen in a viral video arresting two men at a Starbucks.

The video, which has racked up millions of views since it was posted to Twitter on Thursday, shows Philadelphia police officers arresting two African-American men inside a Starbucks location.

Melissa DePino, who posted the video, wrote, “The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing.”

In the video a man is seen telling an officer that he was meeting the two men there and asking what they did to warrant police being called.

Others off screen are heard saying, “They didn’t do anything.”

Ross said Saturday his officers “did absolutely nothing wrong.”

Ross recorded a statement on Facebook Live in which he explains that Starbucks employees called 911 to report a trespassing complaint.

The employees told officers the two men wanted to use the restroom but were told the facilities are only for paying customers. The Starbucks employees then asked the men to leave, but they refused, Ross says.

Officers responded and asked the men three times to “politely to leave the location because they were being asked to leave by employees because they were trespassing.” When the men again refused to leave, they were arrested “without incident,” Ross says.

The men were taken to a police station and released when it became clear Starbucks didn’t want to press charges.

“They did a service that they were called to do,” Ross says of the officers. “And if you think about it logically, that if a business calls and they say that someone is here that I no longer wish to be in my business, (officers) now have a legal obligation to carry out their duties. And they did just that.”

Ross, who is black, references his own experiences while making his case, saying, “As an African-American male, I am very aware of implicit bias.”

“We are committed to fair and unbiased policing and anything less than that will not be tolerated in this department.”

In statement posted on Twitter, Starbucks apologized “to the two individuals and our customers.”

“We take these matters seriously and clearly have more work to do when it comes to how we handle incidents in our stores.,” the statement reads.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Starbucks’ apology “is not enough.”

He said he “asked the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations to examine the firm’s polices and procedures, including the extent of, or need for, implicit bias training for its employees.”

Kenney said he’s “heartbroken to see Philadelphia in the headlines for an incident like that,” which he says “appears to exemplify what racial discrimination looks like in 2018.”

“Starbucks should be a place where everyone is treated the same, no matter the color of their skin,” Kenney says.

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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson responded to public outcry over the arrest of two black men on Saturday from a Philadelphia branch of the coffee shop, calling the incident “reprehensible.”

The arrest, which was captured on video that has since gone viral, sparked accusations of discrimination and racial profiling.

@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.

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Police: Syracuse Trio Busted With 5 Guns, Heroin And Cocaine!

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Jaytaj R. Battle, 22, Anita G. Mason, 46, and Terrell L. Porch, Jr., 17 (left to right).

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When Syracuse police officers searched 105 Lombard Avenue, they found guns and drugs spread throughout the house, according to felony complaints filed in City of Syracuse court.

In all, police found five guns, four digital scales, $4,000, 3.7 grams of cocaine, 5.5 grams of heroin, glassine envelopes and rubber bands, court records said.

Anita G. Mason, 46, Jaytaj R. Battle, 22, and Terrell L. Porch Jr., 17, were arrested Wednesday and charged with various drug-related and weapon-related crimes, court records said.

Mason and Battle face four counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, six counts of felony criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm, three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, two counts of misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, court records said.

The two were also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, court records said.

Porch faces two counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of felony criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, court records said.

The cocaine was split into three separate containers — two knotted plastic bags and a pill bottle — court records said. One of the plastic bags was found in a backpack in the dining room while the other plastic bag and pill bottle were found on top of an HVAC work duct, court records said.

More than three grams of the heroin was split into 84 glassine envelopes, while 2.2 grams of heroin were found in a knotted plastic bag, court records said. The envelopes were spread throughout the house: three in a dresser drawer, 41 in the backpack, 30 on a bedroom floor and 10 on a dining room table, court records said.

Officers also found marijuana in multiple rooms, court records said.

One of the guns, a Bryco Arms/Jennings .380 caliber gun, was found in a top dresser in a bedroom, court records said. A Ruger P95 9mm gun was found on the floor near a kitchen sink, court records said. Three guns — a Llama Mini-Max .40 caliber gun, a Bryco Arms/Jennings 9mm gun and a Raven Arms MP-25 .25 caliber gun — were found in a blue Adidas duffle bag in a front bedroom, court records said. Each gun was loaded with the proper ammunition, court records said.

Two of the guns were reported stolen, court records said. The Llama Mini-Max .40 was reported stolen in the City of Fulton on Aug. 2, 2016 and the Ruger P95 9mm was reported stolen in Baldwin, Georgia on Dec. 14, 2010.

One scale was found in a top dresser drawer in a rear bedroom, two scales were found in a kitchen cabinet and another scale was found on top of a cold air vent, according to court records.

Mason and Porch are being held on $50,000 bail and $100,000 bond while Battle is being held on $40,000 bail and $80,000 bond, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office’s justice center inmate lookup.

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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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