Key West police detectives caught a man wanted in Georgia for an assortment of violent crimes including felony strangulation and aggravated assault with a weapon, according to city spokeswoman Alyson Crean. The Cobb County Sheriff´s Office contacted Key West police Thursday, saying Jamaal Seymour, 37, was possibly in Key West and wanted on a number of counts. A “be on the lookout” alert warned that Seymour be considered armed and dangerous. Seymour’s thrifty nature did him in, police said. “Intelligence showed that Seymour had used a CVS rewards card at the Truman Avenue store around 6 p.m. on March 14,”
Comments: It´s great that they caught this guy and the story is amusing, but left unreported is how much it costs (CVS and any and all other stores they queried presumably not providing this information for free) to run these searches, and the level of data capture done at these stores.
Linwood — A Linwood man arrested on heroin distribution charges last week wasted little time getting back to business after his release from jail, according to police. Richard C. Roycroft, 30, was arrested twice in four days and authorities found 4,000 bags of heroin and illegal prescription drugs in his home during their two visits, Linwood police said in a statement Tuesday. Roycroft´s first arrest took place Thursday after cops executed a search warrant at his home. He was issued a summons and released. Police said they quickly learned he resumed selling drugs and got another warrant. Roycroft was arrested again Monday
Albuquerque — Two Paterson women are facing federal drug-trafficking charges after Drug Enforcement Administration agents say they caught them with more than 14 pounds of heroin Saturday as they got off a Greyhound bus in New Mexico. Ashley Yarell Cruz-Castro and Stephanie Ester Caminero, both 21, were carrying just over 7 pounds each of the drug in plastic bundles found inside their duffel bags, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. (Snip) Court records show both were released Tuesday, Cruz-Castro into her mother´s custody in Pennsylvania and Caminero on her own recognizance, on the condition they report
Newark — A South Orange woman was charged with punching a Port Authority police officer Tuesday afternoon after cops arrested her husband at Newark Liberty International Airport. The incident began when an officer saw a blue Cadillac with tinted windows parked in a no standing zone in front of Terminal A, Port Authority police said in a news release. The cop arrested the man seated in the driver´s set when he refused three requests to provide his driver´s license, vehicle registration and insurance card, police said. When the officer asked Eric C. Hayden´s wife for her license so she could drive the
Police in New York say three members of the MS-13 gang, all illegal immigrants, have been charged with attempted murder. Brothers Fidel Hernandez, 23, and Jose Hernandez, 26, and 18-year-old Miguel Urias Arguenta face attempted murder charges in a Sunday machete attack in Westbury, New York. (Snip) Smith said the Hernandez brothers are illegal immigrants from El Salvador, and that Arguenta, also from El Salvador, entered the US illegally as an undocumented minor. In the past six months, MS-13 has been linked to 11 corpses found in Brentwood and Central Islip, about 20 miles from the Sunday machete attack.
Some drivers are distracted by texting. Others by a juicy hamburger or the GPS. And sometimes it´s a live chicken on your lap. Police in St. Paul pulled over a 52-year-old man who failed to stop for three pedestrians in a crosswalk while his fine-feathered friend was right there with him behind the wheel. The incident late in the afternoon of April 22 occurred at the intersection of Arcade Street near Hyacinth Avenue E. and came near the end of law enforcement´s statewide distracted driving crackdown. The pedestrians were not hit, but the incident earned Charz Sang Xiong, of Rush City, Minn.,
A brutal, caught-on-video beating with a belt buckle and an assault with a metal pipe rocked two Brooklyn homeless shelters over the past three days. The mayhem began at the Samaritan Village Shelter on Myrtle Ave. in Bushwick at 8:43 a.m. on Sunday. Jermaine Saint Clare, 44, a shelter resident, was caught in a horrifying video beating another man in the face using his belt buckle — sending blood flying with his repeated blows. Saint Clare — who served time for a 1999 assault and attempted manslaughter conviction — is charged with attempted murder, according to court records.
Seminole County deputies arrested a woman Monday they say used her car to bump into a school crossing guard and then drive around him, an arrest report states. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. April 12 on Wekiva Springs Road near Sable Point Elementary School, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Lenetria Camille Dixon, 20, told investigators she was low on fuel and wanting to turn into a 7-Eleven gas station when the school crossing guard blocked the road, the arrest report states. The guard had a stop sign out and children were walking in the crosswalk, according to the report.
A cadre of city leaders in Berkeley exchanged ideas for quelling violence by left-wing activists, which includes “quiet conversations,” “empathy tents,” “bubbles” and “laughter yoga.” Violent protests that have rocked the University of California, Berkeley in recent months have the city’s elite searching for solutions. Documents obtained this week through a Public Request Act highlights some of the unorthodox suggestions for dealing with “antifa” activists who target conservative speakers. (Snip) Documents obtained by the website indicate that many Berkeley Council members, including Mayor Jesse Arreguin, belong to a Google group called “Occupy Bay Area Trainers.” “Don’t malign the black bloc,”
The Justice Department’s investigation into Wall Street’s rigging of the $14 trillion Treasury market is zeroing in on Goldman Sachs — just as the bank’s former employees have taken over the agency that’s at the center of the probe, The Post has learned. Goldman Sachs won almost all auctions for US Treasury bonds from 2007 to about 2011, a remarkable winning streak that came despite safeguards established by the Treasury to keep bidding competitive, sources familiar with the investigation said. Chats and emails believed to show Goldman traders sharing sensitive price information with traders at other banks are at the center of
More than 50,000 Haitians are at risk of being deported to a country still reeling from a series of natural disasters, after Donald Trump’s immigration agency recommended ending their temporary right to live in the US. Up to 55,000 Haitians are living in America under so-called temporary protected status (TPS), initially granted to them after the 2010 earthquake, that killed an estimated 150,000 people. (Snip) “Anxiety is extremely high. They are calling me and asking me what they should do,” Emmanuel Depas, a former president of the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York, told The Independent. “The temporary status
South Orange — Police plan to boost patrols after officers from several departments were needed to disperse at least 300 young people who gathered in downtown South Orange late Saturday, sparking fights and blocking traffic. South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll said Tuesday the crowd contained a mix of village teens and others from nearby communities, including Newark, East Orange and Irvington residents, who apparently arrived by public transportation. The unruly crowd formed around 8 p.m. and kept officers busy until around midnight, according to police. (Snip) Paris Armwood, 20, of Newark, and Qaadir Mayewillis, 20, of East Orange, were charged with
A 5-year-old´s weekend birthday party in one of Birmingham´s public housing communities ended up with four adults arrested and a 4-month-old pepper sprayed, and now residents and community activists are calling for the firing of two city police officers. Patrice Bozeman, 24, said family members were gathered outside her apartment in Kingston Saturday night to celebrate the birthday of her daughter, Zauriona. Two beat officers, they said, told them the music was too loud and when they questioned them on it, they said, at least 15 police officers arrived as backup and chaos erupted.
Caroline Kennedy is known for her classic sense of style and fashionable know-how, so it came as quite a shock to see the diplomat take to the red carpet at this year´s Met Gala in a highly unflattering - and rather bizarre - dress that quite closely resembled an antique lampshade. The 59-year-old, a close friend of Met Gala chair Anna Wintour, arrived at the star-studded event in the bizarre layered gown, which featured three different floral patterns, each printed on their own poofy layer of fabric. Caroline´s bulky dress, which totally swamped her figure, fell at mid-calf height and
A children’s book author from Australia said she “loathed America” after her interrogation at Los Angeles International Airport. A retired police chief from North Carolina wrote that his customs screening made him “question if this is indeed home.” And when Fadwa Alaoui, 39, a Moroccan-born Canadian, tried to drive into Vermont for her monthly shopping trip, she faced questions about her religious beliefs and politics and gave up her phone to be searched, only to be turned away. “They treated us like criminals,” Ms. Alaoui said. “Like they have the right to do anything they want.” As his administration wades
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about President Donald Trump on Monday night that many are calling “homophobic.” During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump over the President’s treatment of CBS News’ John Dickerson, who saw an interview with Trump abruptly ended when he asked about the President’s unproven claims that then-President Obama had wiretapped Trump and members of his campaign. As Dickerson and Colbert are both CBS employees, Colbert felt it his duty to say the things Dickerson himself could not.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out on Election Day results on Tuesday, describing Russian influence in the 2016 race as "very much a part of the political landscape." "Every day that goes by, we learn more about some of the unprecedented interference," Clinton said of Russia´s 2016 election involvement during a Tuesday interview on MSNBC. "[Putin] certainly interfered in our election ... to hurt me and to help my opponent." "I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28th and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were
Of the books that journalists and historians have written on the life of Barack Obama, three stand out so far. In “Barack Obama: The Story,” David Maraniss shows us who Obama is. In “Reading Obama,” James T. Kloppenberg explains how Obama thinks. In “The Bridge,” David Remnick tells us what Obama means. Now, in a probing new biography, “Rising Star,” David J. Garrow attempts to do all that, but also something more: He tells us how Obama lived, and explores the calculations he made in the decades leading up to his winning the presidency. Garrow portrays Obama as a man
Don’t put away those “I’m With Her” signs yet. Did anyone really think Hillary Clinton was going to stay in the woods and live like a hermit for the next three years? She’s back and she wants to run. Again. Looking positively glowing in a scarlet scarf and tailored pantsuit, Clinton emerged in a carefully choreographed “interview” to push the narrative that she was robbed. She “would have been president,” Clinton said, if not for FBI Director James Comey and that nasty Vladimir Putin conspiring with the Trump campaign to take her down in 2016. Clinton had to be prodded by softball interviewer
Barack Obama revealed the first glimpse of the presidential center he plans to build with Michelle in the hope that it will become a hub for future leaders. The Obama Presidential Center will be constructed in Chicago´s Jackson Park and is due to be completed by 2021. The former president and first lady unveiled the first plans for it on Wednesday at a community forum where he told of his hopes the center will be used to train the next generation of leaders. The Center will comprise of three buildings and will include a museum, library, auditorium, restaurants and tree-lined walkways. It will cover
FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin was not criminally charged even though she was sending classified emails to now-estranged husband Anthony Weiner. Comey said Abedin forwarded the emails from Clinton to the former congressman as a “matter of convenience” so he could print them out. “Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee. “His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the
In anticipation of May Day, the international communist holiday, the New York Times published an opinion piece celebrating the American communists of the twentieth century, arguing that communism – an ideology that has killed 100 million people – gave Americans a “sense of one’s own humanity.” The column, titled, “When Communism Inspired Americans,” lionizes communism as a religion with a “founding myth” that helped the “educated middle class” feel relevant in national politics. The author, Vivian Gornick, quotes her mother expressing gratitude for communists and crediting them with America’s thriving republic. Save for a passing reference to the Soviet Union, however,
“Rising Star,” the voluminous 1,460-page biography of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow, is a dreary slog of a read: a bloated, tedious and — given its highly intemperate epilogue — ill-considered book that is in desperate need of editing, and way more exhausting than exhaustive. Many of the more revealing moments in this volume will be familiar to readers of Obama’s own memoir, “Dreams From My Father”; a host of earlier books about Obama and his family; and myriad profiles of the former president that have appeared in newspapers and magazines over the years. Garrow has turned up little that’s
Comedian Stephen Colbert took his regular roasts of President Donald Trump to a new level on Monday with a vulgar joke involving gay sex and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump’s decision to abruptly end a “Face the Nation” interview over the weekend prompted a 12-minute monologue by CBS‘ “Late Night” host. A series of insults culminated with Mr. Colbert saying of the commander in chief: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.” “Mr. Trump, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation,’ ” Mr. Colbert said. “You’re not the POTUS,
Is there any bigger mark of a loser than a woman who blames everyone but herself for her failures? Hillary Clinton has just shown again why she lost the election. It´s just amazing that she lacks any hint of introspection after her stunning loss to Republican Donald Trump seven months ago. Speaking to CNN, she kept up the same drumbeat of blame she´s always pushed dating her miserable, screaming, chair-throwing election night. "I was on the way to winning before Jim Comey´s letter and ´Russian´ Wikileaks... scared off late voters."