Georgia Deputy Fired After Handcuffing 12-Year-Old To Pole, Then Beating And Tasering Him

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Alton Walter (pictured), a Richmond County Georgia Sheriff’s deputy is facing felony charges of false imprisonmnt and cruelty to children in the first degree for allegedly handcuffing a 12-year-old boy to a pole, then beating and tasering him, reports WRDW News.

The child’s mother, who has not been identified, reportedly called upon her friend Walter to speak to her son about his unruly behavior.  According to WRDW, the deputy, who was off-duty, went to the woman’s home when she was not present and reportedly took it upon himself to physically discipline the child.  While at the home, Walters allegedly handcuffed the child to a basketball goal, slapped the boy across his face several times, punched him in the stomach and tasered him.

A neighbor, who claimed to have witnessed Walters abusing the crying boy when he peeped over his fence summoned authorities.  The unidentified man also told authorities he also saw Walters using…

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The Rush Is On For Health Insurance Ahead Of Deadline

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama‘s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage.

The effort had the trappings of a get-out-the-vote drive, with email reminders, telephone calls and squads of community-level volunteers.

“You can’t avoid it: TV, radio, church, wife, kids, co-workers,” said Ramiro Hernandez, a previously uninsured truck repair shop owner who enrolled himself and his family in Joliet, Illinois, on Saturday.

Technicians anxiously monitored the federal website for any new bugs. The administration provided no statistics on weekend sign-ups, instead releasing numbers that showed tens of thousands of consumers were trying to connect, online and by phone.

Winter weather interfered in parts of the country. Rhode Island’s state-run insurance marketplace extended its deadline until Feb. 23. Blowing snow and bitter cold affected…

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Bobby Brown Asks Media To Stop Talking To Family Members

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It appears Bobby Brownis having problems controlling certain family members from blabbing to the press about Bobbi Kristina Brown, so he’s asking the press to refrain talking to them.

The reality of relatives speaking to reporters without Brown’s permission about his comatose daughter’s condition is borne out in conflicting reports about her current status and future.

“At this time it is requested that the media cease speaking with unauthorized members of the family. The integrity of the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina must remain uncompromised,” Brown’s legal counsel, Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, said in a statement to Extra.

“Various members of the family have provided media interviews, however, none of them are approved visitors to see Bobbi Kristina. None of them have firsthand knowledge of Bobbi Kristina’s treatment and the medical staff at Emory University Hospital has not communicated with them,” the statement…

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Michelle Obama Wishes The President Happy Valentine’s Day Via Instagram

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While President Barack Obama is away in California discussing cybersecurity his number one supporter is still showing him love back in Washington, D.C. First Lady Michelle Obama sent out a sweet message to POTUS to remind him of Valentine’s Day. Earlier today, Mrs. Obama posted a picture of herself and the president sharing a close moment with the caption:

Love is all you need. #HappyValentinesDay, Barack. -mo

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How sweet are they, with Michelle quoting The Beatles? This isn’t the first time the Obamas celebrated the romantic holiday aparnt. Last year, the president was in Maryland talking with House Democrats, then headed off to California to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. The president apparently did get the message loud and clear. After his weekly address, he wished his wife of 22 years a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Is Arrested, Dies In Police Custody

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BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)—A man wanted for attempted murder has died in police custody following a brief foot pursuit on Saturday afternoon.

The incident started in the 4700 block of York Road in Baltimore, when police say they observed a man matching the description of a suspect wanted for attempted murder. Police say when the man was approached he began to run into a wooded area in which a on foot pursuit ensued.

A short time later, while the suspect was surrounded he surrendered to police without incident.

Once the suspect arrived at the Northern District police say he advised authorities he was having difficulty breathing due to a preexisting condition and needed medical condition.Police say an officer performed lifesaving efforts while waiting for EMTs to arrive. The suspect was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Investigators are working to confirm the man’s identity and his exact…

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Suspect in Warrensville Heights barbershop shooting arrested!

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CLEVELAND ? The suspect in a Warrensville Heights barbershop shooting that killed three people is now in custody.

Douglas ‘Duke’ Shine, 20, is the man police named as a suspect in the triple homicide at Chalk Linez barbershop on Harvard Road February 5.

Walter Lee Barfield, 23, of Cleveland, Brandon White, 31, of Warrensville Heights and William Gonzalez, 32, of Garfield Heights died in the shooting.

Gonzalez was the owner of the barbershop.

A warrant was issued for Shine’s arrest on February 11.

During a press conference held Friday at 3 p.m., Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers said the city is proud to announce the capture of Shine.

Police Chief Wesley Haynes said during the conference Shine was apprehended at about 2:30 a.m. in the area of East 71st Street and Harvard Avenue. Through numerous tips that came in through the hotline, police learned Shine had entered a specific residence…

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UPDATE – Bobbi Kristina – Very Sad NEWS – But Bobby Brown Is Not Giving Up

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

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Bobbi Kristina's organs are shutting down and sources at this point say it 
doesn't matter if Bobby withdraws life-support she's dying - 

TMZ reports Bobby Brown is holding strong to his religious few and says he 
will do whatever it takes to keep his daughter alive - 

Source TMZ

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Talib Kweli’s Committee Raises $100,000 For Ferguson Activists

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In the wake of former officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown that left Brown dead and Wilson a free man, dozens of protestors and organizers took to the Missouri streets. Some were pepper sprayed and even arrested, and in the midst of the unrest, Talib Kweli helped establish a The Action Support Committee. The Committee aimed to raise $25,000 and disperse the money in the form of grants to those in need. Kweli addressed the Committee’s goals via the following written statement:

‘These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms. The overly militarized police force in Ferguson has attempted to criminalize them by harassing and throwing them in jail for exercising their right to peaceful protest. We hope these funds help to empower.’

Led by Kweli, Donna Dragotta, and

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Citizen Frederick Wins $20,000 Microsoft Contest

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A downtown Frederick store has won a $20,000 award from Microsoft.

Citizen Frederick, 112 E. Patrick St., has won the Microsoft Small Business Contest.

“We made a video in the store that shows the ups and downs of a small business,” said co-owner Antonio Rico. “We talked about the lessons we learned.”

The store, opened in April of last year, features menswear and grooming items. The owners also own a barbershop at 25 E. Fourth St.

With the money won from Microsoft, Rico and his partner, Nolan Kulbiski, are looking for another location to combine the apparel shop and barbershop.

“My husband is a lawyer turned news analyst,” Rico said. “I was in architecture and construction.”

When they moved to Frederick, Rico and Kulbiski were inspired to open a business.

“It has gone pretty well. It has been really great,”…

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