The New York Police Department is developing a new anti-terrorism unit that will be deployed, in part, to contend with protestors.
The “Strategic Response Group,” a unit of approximately 350 officers, will handle “disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Thursday, according to CBS New York.
The NYPD plans for the SRF to be outfitted with “the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and the machine guns that are unfortunately sometimes...Read more
The state of Georgia executed a 54-year-old mentally disabled man Tuesday for killing a fellow inmate after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Warren Lee Hill received a lethal injection of pentobarbital shortly after 7 p.m. local time at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson, the news outlet writes. He was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m., his attorney confirmed for the Times.
Hill, who reportedly had an IQ of...Read more
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run.
Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office. She said he is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff's station.
Knight had turned himself into authorities early Friday. His attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed...Read more
Larry Wilmore took down Bill Cosby on the second episode of "The Nightly Show," calling out fans who came to the comedian's defense amid sexual assault allegations. In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore explained why he had no allegiance to Cosby at a time when many comics have not spoken out against him.
"He was never a hero of mine," he told THR. "I liked Cosby, but I have a different relationship with...Read more
Oprah's Early Life and Career: She Made Just $227 a Week Oprah was born in Mississippi and spent her adolescence between her mother's home in Milwaukee and her father's in Nashville, where she moved permanently at14. As a teen working at a Nashville radio station, she seemed to find her calling. Oprah attended college at Tennessee State University, though she left to take a job at a television news station in Nashville. Oprah has said...Read more
CEO Don Thompson finally ran out of time to fix the restaurant chain’s deepening problems. The company said on Wednesday said Thompson would step down as CEO and board member on March 1, and be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer who is responsible for fixing the fast-food operator’s marketing and menu. A longtime McDonald’s veteran, Easterbrook earlier in his career held big jobs including president of McDonald’s Europe.
The move comes a week...Read more
Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress.
“I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress — a relationship based on mutual respect and constitutional balance,” Ms. Lynch said...Read more