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Girlfriend Of Slain Darby Borough Police Officer Charged For Prior Domestic-related Incident

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DARBY BOROUGH, Pa. (CBS) — Questions linger tonight surrounding the shooting death of an off-duty Delaware County police officer — killed in his own home over the weekend.

Eyewitness News has learned that the girlfriend of Officer Mark Hudson is in custody on charges stemming from an incident in August.

Authorities say in the August incident, 27-year-old Tyaina Finch threatened Hudson with a weapon. Following that incident, sources say Hudson took out a restraining order against Finch in January.

The 26-year-old off-duty Darby officer was fatally shot once in the chest around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and police say the only other person in the home was Finch.

Authorities say she was taken into questioning that day and later was hospitalized on Sunday under the care of police for a medical incident.

For the August incident, officials say Finch has been charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and possession of a weapon.

Darby Borough Police Chief…

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NSA shooting: 1 dead after 2 men dressed as women tried to crash gate outside Fort Meade


One person was killed in a gunfight that erupted outside National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., Monday after a car carrying two men dressed as women tried to crash through a checkpoint at the base, officials say.

A senior U.S. official told The Associated Press that one of the men in the car was killed when a security guard at the base exchanged gunfire with the men. ABC News reported that the other was “severely injured” and “probably won’t survive.” According to WTOP.com, one person was transported to a Baltimore trauma center.

The identities of the men involved in the shooting were not immediately released.

Aerial images from news helicopters on the scene appear to show two damaged SUVs outside the gate and a white sheet covering a body next to one of them. The footage also showed emergency workers treating a man in a uniform and loading…

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Man Charged In Death Of MD Toddler Found In Backpack In OH Creek

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has been charged with murder after the toddler’s mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Twenty-four-year-old Kurt Flood, of Columbus, also was charged Monday with felonious assault, endangering children, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse.

Court records listed no attorney for Flood, who has been jailed on a suspected probation violation. His arraignment is Wednesday.
Prosecutors say Flood apparently believed the boy, Cameron Beckford, had demons and beat the toddler to get rid of them.

The mother, 25-year-old Dainesha Stevens, had stayed with Flood at a home near where Cameron’s body was found Dec. 31.
Stevens pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering last week.

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Eric Garner’s Daughter Stages Die-In Where Her Father Was Murdered [VIDEO]

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<> on December 11, 2014 in New York City.

Eric Garner’s daughter Erica Garner returned to the location in Staten Island where her father was choked to death by Officer Daniel Pantaleo and staged and led a protest in memory of her father. The 24-year-old was joined by a group of protestors on Bay Street in St. George for a vigil and then protesters marched to the corner of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Tompkinsville to the beauty supply storefront where Garner died where they staged a die-in. That is where Erica laid down on the ground in the exact spot.

“I still feel like I’m in a never ending nightmare,” Eric Garner’s daughter,Erica told Ruptly, reiterating that what happened to her father had sparked nationwide and global protests. “It could be you, everybody could be Eric Garner, there are a lot of Eric Garners out there, a lot of innocent people beaten down by police…

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The Young Man Who Was With Michael Brown Says: ‘We Need To Stand Up For Something Better’


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It’s a Saturday morning, and the streets are empty. A few blocks from home, Brown and Johnson are walking in the middle of the road. This is when Officer Darren Wilson pulls up — and when Johnson and Wilson’s accounts begin to both converge and diverge.

As Wilson tells the story, he was extremely, unfailingly polite — more befuddled than anything else by these two young black men who seem to have forgotten to use the sidewalk. “Hey guys, why don’t you walk on the sidewalk,” he remembers saying. That’s not how Johnson tells it.

“He said ‘Get the F on the sidewalk!'” Johnson tells the grand jury. Either way, on this next point, Johnson and Wilson agree. It’s Johnson who replies and says they’re just a minute from their homes, and they’ll be off the street shortly.

It should be noted that this young man keeps telling  the exact…

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