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Christina Ricci divorcing James Heerdegen after alleged domestic battery incident
It’s over for Christina Ricci and James Heerdegen.
Ricci, 40, filed for divorce on Thursday morning, just days after she called the cops when Heerdegen allegedly attacked her in their home, Page Six has confirmed. Heerdegen wasn’t arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department but Ricci obtained an emergency protective order against him.
N.Y.C. Basketball Star, 17, Is Fatally Shot Days After Graduating from High School
A 17-year-old high school basketball star was fatally shot in the neck Saturday night— just days after graduating.
Shortly before midnight, New York City police responded to a shooting in the Bronx where they discovered 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, the NYPD confirms.
Hendricks was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, according to the NYPD's statement.
Hendricks graduated from James Monroe High School last week and was a star on the school's basketball team.
How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing
A Starbucks barista received nearly $80,000 in tips after being singled out for refusing to serve a customer not wearing a mask
A Starbucks barista who was publicly shamed by a customer after asking her to wear a face mask has received nearly $80,000 in virtual tips after a Facebook post that criticized him went viral.
Lenin Gutierrez, 24, was working his usual shift at a San Diego Starbucks on a Monday morning when a woman -- who was not wearing a mask -- walked in and attempted to place an order, he told CNN.
Gutierrez asked her if she had a face mask -- but before he was even able to show her company guidelines requiring customers to wear one, the woman flipped him off and "started cursing up a storm," he said.
Gay trans teen mocked on the street while cis woman laughs and points at his crotch in hate-filled, disturbing video
Gay trans man Jasper Lauter has shared a video of the horrific moment when two cisgender people verbally assaulted him in a hate-filled, transphobic incident in California.
Lauter, who lives in Fairfax, California, was putting rainbow flags up around his hometown on June 20 when he noticed a bake sale benefiting the Black Lives Matter movement had attracted negative attention.
When Lauter noticed that a male and a female were giving a hard time to the volunteers, he decided to intervene.
All 3 victims stabbed to death in U.K. park were reportedly members of the LGBTQ community
Transgender woman was “karate chopped” by drunks for using the women’s bathroom
A ‘real life Mister Rogers’ hung a rainbow outside his home for Pride. A homophobic neighbour told him he ‘shamed the community’
‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents
On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk.
Several days earlier, RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old with dementia, was living at Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home with a history of regulatory problems. His family had placed him there to make sure he got round-the-clock care after his condition deteriorated and he began disappearing for days at a time.
But on April 6, the nursing home deposited Mr. Kendrick at an unregulated boardinghouse — without bothering to inform his family. Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Kendrick was wandering the city alone.
According to three Lakeview employees, Mr. Kendrick’s ouster came as the nursing home was telling staff members to try to clear out less-profitable residents to make room for a new class of customers who would generate more revenue: patients with Covid-19.
Clive Myrie details racist abuse he receives as BBC News presenter
The BBC News presenter Clive Myrie says the racist abuse he regularly receives has become increasingly virulent and prevalent in recent years and is at its worst since he started his career in 1988.
A far-right extremist who threatened to kill him was jailed last year. Myrie said the UK must not be complacent over racism in society, and that the groundswell of anti-racism protests demonstrated the widespread desire for systemic change.
“The most recent thing I got two weeks ago was quite succinct: ‘Fuck off you black cunt,’” he said.
“It actually doesn’t really bother me at all. What bothers me is the general sense that we live in a country where some people think racism is either imagined, or in people’s minds, and I think that is a notion that has to be fought.
“We’ve got problems in our own house that we need to sort out. There are a few too many people running around saying that we’re fine here, we’re not like America.”
The 'Best of Nextdoor' Account Is Trying to Make the Site Less Racist
A social media network that is a combination of Facebook, Craigslist, and neighborhood watch, Nextdoor is a platform known for its "Karen problem," and hosting busybodies more worried about property than Black people, as one VICE story showed.
Jenn Takahashi, a public relations professional, started Best of Nextdoor in 2017 when she was living in the quiet neighborhood of Glen Park in San Francisco. At the time, she was working for a PR agency and found the job very stressful. For some reason, she told VICE, browsing the silliness on Nextdoor brought her peace.
"I had this one neighbor that would complain about someone rearranging her lawn gnome every single day at 4 p.m. on the dot," she remembered. Nonsense like this, she said, "was a reminder for me to not sweat the small stuff." Later, she'd start Best of Nextdoor, a Twitter account and website meant to capture moments like these. When submitting, users are reminded to keep the subject matter light and funny. But after Takahashi saw Nextdoor's initial statement supporting Black Lives Matter, she felt a responsibility to comment.
Reports of Anti-Asian Assaults, Harassment and Hate Crimes Rise as Coronavirus Spreads
Amid the growing threat of the coronavirus, there are surging reports of xenophobic and racist incidents targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the U.S.
Since January 2020, there have been a significant number of reports of AAPI individuals being threatened and harassed on the street. These incidents include being told to “Go back to China,” being blamed for “bringing the virus” to the United States, being referred to with racial slurs, spat on, or physically assaulted. Statements by public officials referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” “Kung Flu” or “Wu Flu” may be exacerbating the scapegoating and targeting of the AAPI community. Meanwhile, extremists continue to spread antisemitic and xenophobic conspiracies about COVID-19, blaming Jews and China for creating, spreading and profiting off the virus.
The following is a representative list of coronavirus-related anti-Asian incidents reported in the media or by the victims. The description of the victims is based on media reporting. Please note: This is not a comprehensive list; for more detailed information or to report an incident, refer to resources established by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) or Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA).
May 23 – Seattle, WA: A man harassed Asian people at a park and an Asian woman in her car, saying, “Where are you from…where is your ID?”, and “Chinese disease…they bring it here!” Later, the man allegedly yelled anti-Asian remarks inside an Asian restaurant.
Does All Black Lives Matter #Iyannadior
The question remains does all black lives matter? A trans women of color was brutally attacked in Minneapolis during one of the most craziest times a time we’re black people should be united.
Hammer-wielding woman arrested after screaming racist tirade at Latino couple
Dr. Lia Francoand and her husband, Arturo Cordovez, recorded a terrifying encounter with a woman yelling a racist tirade at them, telling them to "go back to your (expletive) country!" KPRC's Phil Archer reports.
Despite lockdown orders, murder rates are rising in cities across America
The Police Executive Research Forum examined data on crime in 30 US cities for the period from March 16 to April 12. The law enforcement think tank found that murders increased in nine cities over the same four-week period last year.
Nashville reported the biggest bump, a 233% increase, from 4 homicides in 2019 to 14 in 2020.
Often "the victims and suspects knew or likely knew each other, or had been engaged in some type of dispute," Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron told Insider.
The PERF report also found varying increases in Baltimore; San Diego; Denver; Detroit; New Rochelle, New York; Charleston, South Carolina; Newark, New Jersey; and Prince George's County, Maryland.
Cities not included in the study have also seen spikes.
New York City reported 67% more homicides in April 2020 than April 2019, an "incredibly troubling" number of which resulted from domestic violence, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told 1010 WINS.
False news swirls around Minneapolis officer in fatal arrest
Furious mob descends on woman who didn't wear a mask in a grocery store: ‘Get the fuck out of here!’
A viral video shows the moment an angry mob of New York grocery shoppers descended on an unmasked woman and drove her out of the store.
In the 20-second video, a crowd is shown shouting profanities as it targeted a female shopper who was not wearing a face mask inside a Staten Island grocery store.
Gay sex club closed by police after allegedly violating social distancing rules: ‘No way they are six feet apart’
One every eight minutes: India's missing children
It is estimated that a child goes missing in India every eight minutes. Many are trafficked as part of a nationwide trade which is separating children from their families.
Millions end up in forced labour, domestic slavery and sex work, in what’s become a lucrative industry.
California man allegedly proceeded to strangle a child just 10 minutes after being released from jail
I'm a black man in a Covid-19 hotspot. I don't have sympathy for people of color who won't social distance
I was walking home late one night recently when I ran into them. I froze, swore out loud and backpedaled.
A group of my neighbors had taken their house party to the street. Streams of smiling people without face masks spilled into the cul-de-sac ahead of me, blocking my only route home. Never mind that we live in a viral hotspot -- predominately black DeKalb County, which has the second-highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Georgia. They partied on as I waited for a path to clear.
I've been thinking about those neighbors as I read stories with civil rights advocates saying black people and brown people are facing harsher treatment by law enforcement officers for violating coronavirus safety orders.
But there's a question I never see addressed in any of those stories:
Why isn't there any moral outrage directed at those same black or brown people who refuse to take precautions that would protect their community?
One in three gay men feel unsafe at home during coronavirus
Almost a third of gay and bisexual men report feeling vulnerable at home during the new coronavirus pandemic, with Brazilians particularly concerned, a global survey found on Tuesday, highlighting its wider mental health impacts.
According to research conducted by the U.S.-based gay social network Hornet for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30% of almost 3,500 respondents, which included transgender men, said they felt physically or emotionally unsafe in their own homes.
"Think of how it feels to be 21 years old and living with a family that is unsupportive and constantly haranguing you about marrying a woman," said Alex Garner, senior health innovation strategist at Hornet.
LGBTQ Americans are getting COVID-19, anti-gay bias is making it worse for them
Coronavirus: Auckland bar owner rages at Jacinda Ardern over alert level 2 rules, makes bizarre 'gay dungeon' claim