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  3. Louisville's top cops refuse to answer questions on Breonna Taylor case They walked out of a committee hearing on Monday, refusing to answer questions. By Karma Allen August 4, 2020, 10:42 AM 5 min read Copy and paste to share this videoCopy and paste to embed this vi 3:31 A timeline of the Breonna Taylor case Taylor, a licensed EMT, was fatally shot by police serving a search warrant of her Kentucky home on March 13, 2020. Taylor, a licensed EMT, was fatally shot by police serving a search warrant of her Kentucky home on March 13, 2020. Louisville's top police officers walked out of a committee hearing on Monday, refusing to answer questions amid an ongoing investigation into the city's handling of the case of Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical worker who was fatally shot by plainclothes officers. Louisville Metro Police Chief Rob Schroeder and the city's chief of public safety Amy Hess left the hearing without answering queries from city lawmakers on Monday, citing a pending lawsuit against the police department and the city. The officials had agreed to testify before the Government Oversight and Audit Committee about the city's response to ongoing protests over Taylor's death. It was the first scheduled hearing related to the Metro Council's investigation into Mayor Greg Fischer's administration and its handling of the large-scale protests that followed the 26-year-old woman's death. An image shows a mural of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in her own apartment by Louisville, Kentucky police officers, on two basketball courts in Annapolis, Maryland, July 8, 2020. An image shows a mural of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in her own apartment by Louisville, Kentucky police officers, on two basketball courts in Annapolis, Maryland, July 8, 2020. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA via Shutterstock Attorneys for Schroeder and Hess argued that they couldn't answer the questions due to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and the NAACP. It names Schroeder, Mayor Fischer, Louisville metro government and the police department among the defendants. "If we're compelled to proceed today and we're here voluntarily and prepared to proceed, the law requires it be done in closed session," David Gaurnieri, an attorney for Hess, said. MORE: Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case Schroeder's attorney, Joey Klausing, made a similar argument, saying a testimony in open court this early on in the case could jeopardize the officers' defense. "He [Schroeder] has been named in a 47-page civil rights lawsuit, which I haven't even had the opportunity to talk to him about," Klausing said, noting that the suit came in late Thursday night. "He's not just been named in his official capacity. He's been named in his individual capacity as well." "To have him be compelled to testify here today would be in contradiction to the statutes that have been promulgated by our legislature," he added. The four-hour hearing was supposed to focus on how the police department handled protests in the wake of Taylor's death in March, but the attorneys claimed there was too much overlap between the topics on the hearing agenda and those mentioned in the excessive use of force lawsuit. After their departure, council members voted 10-1 to issue subpoenas to compel the officials to testify. Taylor's death on March 13 sent shock waves around the country. Louisville police officers had executed a no-knock search warrant and used a battering ram to forcefully enter the young woman's apartment. MORE: LeBron James calls Black Lives Matter 'a lifestyle,' demands justice for Breonna Taylor Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, got out of bed around midnight when they heard a commotion outside. After a short exchange with police, Walker fired his gun in self-defense, saying he thought his home was being broken into, according to police. The plainclothes officers returned gunfire, firing several shots and fatally hitting Taylor, police said. It was later revealed that the police had been looking for two men who they believed were selling drugs out of a house located near Taylor’s home. Police obtained a no-knock warrant to search Taylor’s apartment because they had reason to believe the men had used her apartment to receive packages. One of the officers, Brett Hankison, was fired in June amid intense pressure from the public. Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, the other officers involved, were placed on administrative reassignment, but civil rights activists say all three men should be charged. https://abcnews.go.com/US/louisvilles-top-cops-refuse-answer-questions-breonna-taylor/story?id=72165319&cid=clicksource_4380645_7_heads_posts_card_hed
  4. Crime Pa. man, 53, accused of arranging sex with teen by offering $100 ‘allowance for being a good girl’: cops Updated 8:28 AM; Today 8:20 AM Police say the ongoing online communications culminated in a planned meeting between 53-year-old David Rezykowski of Falls, Pa., and a fictitious girl. Police say he planned a sexual encounter by offering to give (the teen) a $100 allowance “for being a good girl" and having sex with him. (Police Photo via WOLF FOX56) By John Luciew | jluciew@pennlive.com A 53-year-old allegedly offered a 15-year-old girl an “allowance for being a good girl” to have sex with him. Turns out, it was a cop. The online sex sting played out by Kingston Police has landed 53-year-old David Rezykowski of Falls, Pa., charged in Luzerne County with felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility and a misdemeanor of patronizing a prostitute. As FOX56 WOLF-TV reports, Kingston Police said they discovered Rezykowski’s intentions on August 2 after he contacted who he assumed was a 15-year-old girl through social media. Instead, it was an undercover officer. The ongoing communications culminated in a planned meeting between Rezykowski and the fictitious girl. Police say he planned a sexual encounter by offering to "give (the girl) an allowance for being a good girl." Police call it attempted prostitution. Rezykowski was arrested at the planned meeting site and taken into custody. Police tell FOX56 he admitted to having the conversations on his computer with who he believed was a 15-year-old girl, culminating in his offer to meet and pay the girl $100 for sex Rezykowski’s bail was set at $100,000 with conditions that he have no contact with minors and stays off social media. At last report, he remained jailed in Luzerne County, unable to post the amount. https://www.pennlive.com/crime/2020/08/pa-man-53-accused-of-arranging-sex-with-girl-15-by-offering-100-allowance-for-being-a-good-girl-cops.html
  5. * All Community Calendar Events are copied here in the Event Forum. EVENT CALENDAR LINK: >> Cruise the Past 8/21 in downtown Clearfield, PA! > Concert on 8/22 Event Title: Cruise the Past 8/21 in downtown Clearfield, PA! > Concert on 8/22 Event Author Pompeii Calendar: Community Events Event Date: 08/21/2020 12:00 AM Event Location: Cruise the Past in downtown Clearfield, PA! Cruise the past with C Classic Dodge Chrysler, Jeep, Ram. Cruising played a big part of the Passport Radio generation, not to mention many of our own locals. It’s coming back! For one night only, Friday August 21st, 2020 from 5 pm to 9 pm Cars, Trucks, Minivans, and Classics are invited to Cruise the Past in Downtown Clearfield. Plus be sure to catch Heather Woodel-Olson at the corner concert series in Lower Witmer Park. This event is being held in conjunction with Passport Radio 98.5/900 the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. and the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Boot Drive during the cruise. During this event and cruise we hope that you will follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. CRC Oldies Concert at the Lower Witmer Park in Clearfield, PA On Saturday, August 22nd starting at 6:30 p.m., a summer concert will feature Jack Woodford (aka Captain Jack) and Charles Schenck will entertain at the Lower Witmer Park in downtown Clearfield, PA . “The ‘Oldies Concert"’ will take you back to the ‘good ‘ol days’ of rock ‘n roll, where you’ll remember and sing along to your favorite songs that are still as popular today as they were in the 60’s and 70’s,” says CRC Main Street Manager Loretta Wagner. “Bring chairs for the whole family to sit and enjoy the sounds of the Oldies tribute. Prepare to have fun and enjoy a night out in Lower Witmer Park in downtown Clearfield.” Admission is free During this summer concert we hope that you will follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing.
  6. Cruise the Past in downtown Clearfield, PA! Cruise the past with C Classic Dodge Chrysler, Jeep, Ram. Cruising played a big part of the Passport Radio generation, not to mention many of our own locals. It’s coming back! For one night only, Friday August 21st, 2020 from 5 pm to 9 pm Cars, Trucks, Minivans, and Classics are invited to Cruise the Past in Downtown Clearfield. Plus be sure to catch Heather Woodel-Olson at the corner concert series in Lower Witmer Park. This event is being held in conjunction with Passport Radio 98.5/900 the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. and the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Boot Drive during the cruise. During this event and cruise we hope that you will follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. CRC Oldies Concert at the Lower Witmer Park in Clearfield, PA On Saturday, August 22nd starting at 6:30 p.m., a summer concert will feature Jack Woodford (aka Captain Jack) and Charles Schenck will entertain at the Lower Witmer Park in downtown Clearfield, PA . “The ‘Oldies Concert"’ will take you back to the ‘good ‘ol days’ of rock ‘n roll, where you’ll remember and sing along to your favorite songs that are still as popular today as they were in the 60’s and 70’s,” says CRC Main Street Manager Loretta Wagner. “Bring chairs for the whole family to sit and enjoy the sounds of the Oldies tribute. Prepare to have fun and enjoy a night out in Lower Witmer Park in downtown Clearfield.” Admission is free During this summer concert we hope that you will follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing.
  7. "I can't live with myself. I killed someone": Arrest made after fatal hit-and-run by Viktoria Hallikaar Monday, August 3rd 2020 V "A mother's heart just dies": Family looking for answers after fatal hit-and-run HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) — 8/3 10:15 PM UPDATE: State Police confirm an arrest has been made in the hit-and-run case that happened this weekend. They say Zachary Gerbino, 27, of Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County, was charged with accidents involving death or personal injury, tampering with evidence, and other vehicle related charges. Court documents say video surveillance from the 4th Street Pub in West Hazleton helped identify Gerbino, who was seen leaving the bar around 12:45 am Saturday night. After finding his place of work, police spoke to Gerbino's boss who said Gerbino told him his gray car was having transmission problems. After getting in contact with is boss on Monday, he told them Gerbino recently said, "I can't live with myself. I killed someone." Court documents say a search warrant was carried out on Gerbino's address, where a 2005 Hyundai Accent was found, in the process of being disassembled. Gerbino was interviewed by police who say he told them he was drinking and that while driving on I-81 hit something, but continued home. They say he told his parents it was a deer. Troopers say Gerbino told them he found out about the death of Kevin DenDulk later that day and told them, " he knew one-hundred percent he was responsible for the death." Court documents say Gerbino started taking apart the car involved around 10 am Saturday, just hours after the incident happened. During his arraignment Monday evening, Gerbino did say he's sorry and sends his condolences to DenDulk's family. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Police have released more information about a deadly hit and run FOX56 told you about this past weekend. We're now getting a look at the suspected car that hit Kevin DenDulk and we're hearing from his family, who is asking for any information about the suspected car and driver so that they can start to get some closure. "I don't know if it's a woman, if it's a man, if it's a young kid," said Cheryl DenDulk, Kevin's mother. " How would they feel if they lost part of their family in this way? And how would their family feel? How would they feel? Put yourselves in our shoes." A family in anguish that's looking for answers. "A mother's heart just dies when that happens," said Cheryl. Kevin DenDulk, of Montgomery County, worked for Guidemark Inc. He was putting down marks for line painting on I-81 North in Hazle Township around 1 am Saturday. RELATED: UPDATE: Photo of car in fatal hit-and-run surfaces The lane was closed to traffic, but troopers say a car kept going down the right lane and hit him. Kevin was 30. Police say the driver never stopped. "To me, that's a very cowardly thing for somebody to do and it's not right and, yes, that does make it worse," said Aaron DenDulk, Kevin's brother. His family had just moved 19 months ago to be closer to Kevin. What happened along I-81 took a split second, but for them, it's a lifetime of memories that could have been, that are now stolen from them. "One of my hobbies when we travel is I make video montages of our trips and now I'm trying to make start to work on a video montage of remembering Kevin. It's not something I ever wanted to do," said Arie DenDulk, Kevin's father. "It's just so hard." Police have released an image of the suspected car. It's likely a 2000 to 2009, gray or silver Hyundai Accent, though other models aren't being ruled out. It's believed to have been on State Route 924 South before entering the the Interstate. It'll have severe damage to the front passenger side, including a missing mirror and shattered windows. "Sometimes people think that the little bit of information doesn't mean a lot, but it's really the missing piece of information that we're looking for," explained David Peters, a trooper with PSP Troop N Hazleton. Anyone with information can call Troop N at 570-459-3890, ext: 26 or email at dapeters@pa.gov. You can also call 911, or Crimestoppers at (800) 472-8477. Police will also be looking into if the lane was properly blocked at the time of the incident. Guidemark, where Kevin worked for 10 years, says it's hard for words to describe the situation they're going through and that Kevin will be missed. The company is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who provides any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who hit and killed him. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; s-fhttps://wjactv.com/news/local/a-mothers-heart-just-dieamily-looking-for-answers-after-fatal-hit-and-run
  8. ELM > Elder Lives Matter .... also! Wolf & Levine are more than responsible for the 70% of the covid-19 deaths that came from residents in long-term care facilities. The 2 failures were letting infected patients back into the nursing homes and then stopping state health inspections at those facilities during the pandemic.
  9. PA State Police 7m · MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Missing Endangered Person Advisory. The Towamencin Township Police Department is searching for Eliza Talal, 5. She is 3'6", 40 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Talal is wearing a white onesie t-shirt with short sleeves and no shoes. Talal was last seen on August 4 at 12 noon on Spring Valley Road, Lansdale. She is autistic and nonverbal. Police believe she is at special risk of harm or injury. Anyone with information on Tala is asked to contact police immediately by calling 911 or the Towamencin Township PD at 215-368-7606.
  10. Lots of things take no intelligence. We have proof of that every day.
  11. Reported vehicle fire (SUV) on State Park Rd.(Rt.153) - Huston Twp. - Penfield area. Time 3:14 PM. St.41, 39 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. PA - 153 LAST UPDATED: 08/04/2020 03:18:48 pm COUNTY: Clearfield County MUNICIPALITY: HUSTON TOWNSHIP DESCRIPTION: Vehicle fire on PA 153 both directions at LADY JANE MINE RD. There is a traffic disruption.
  12. I really hate to have to say this but, while I immediately recognized the comedic styling of 'The Onion', there are others that may not. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to at least note that before other "studies" pop up or someone cites this? I do have to hand it to them though, there are times that satire can certainly run strangely parallel to reality.
  13. IMO well worth the wait. 😉
  14. I've offered this suggestion before. Make it law that if a dog kills someone, not only the dog is to be put down - but also the owners. If the dog only maims a person, the dog is to be put down and the owners to be maimed by dog(s) too. That would fix a lot of the problem.
  15. It is related to that large truck/big gun + small penis thing for many of the owners.. Which is why I drive a small crossover SUV and often carry a small pocket pistol. ....to compensate for my large johnson.
  16. Eh, yes and no. Not only are they one of the most popular dogs period, but unfortunately they are the most popular "breed" (note "pitbull" isn't actually a breed, but a classification that includes several different breeds) that are bred and trained specifically to attack or guard, resulting in their statistics being higher than others. Pitbull-types have one of the best temperaments out there (testing even higher than the Golden Retriever,) and they are some of the most loyal dogs you'll ever see. So... if their human trains them to bite and attack, that's what they're going to do, likewise if their human doesn't train them at all and provides a toxic and chaotic environment preventing a dog from thriving, as so many pitbull owners do. A weak pack leader makes for a weak pack. Per the actual stats, "unknown breed" is listed at the top for dog bites. Here are a couple articles that break it down better than I could if anyone's interested. https://petpedia.co/pit-bull-statistics/ https://petpedia.co/dog-bite-statistics/ https://www.aaha.org/publications/newstat/articles/2019-06/new-study-identifies-most-damaging-dog-bites-by-breed/ Speaking solely from personal experience now, the pup in my profile picture is my American Staffordshire Terrier (a "pit bull" type) that I originally fostered in an emergency situation as he was deemed "too aggressive" and given up by 3 previous families, with nowhere left to go. In his first week at my house, he growled at me once. I corrected him, and it never happened again. This was nearly 4 years ago and he is still the best dog I have ever had in my life and living proof that it's all in the handler. I could keep going about this subject for days but I'll spare you guys. (Y'all think I'm bad about masks, ask me about pitbull stereotypes )
  17. For football/soccer? Absolutely. However, it's going to be a case of monkey-see, monkey-do and that area will quickly be overrun.
  18. Nitroglycerine makes a great coffee table ornament too.
  19. Welllll I'm not that desperate to try something new.
  20. sociology and crowds, etc.............they know the stats
  21. I agree that makes a difference, but aren't fatalities by pit bulls many times higher than other breeds???
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