A substitute teacher has been charged with first-degree sexual assault after she allegedly had oral sex with a 17-year-old student on her first day at the job.
According to police, Symone Greene, who taught an English class at Options Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., performed oral sex on the teen behind her teacher's desk Friday while other students were attending a pep rally, WUSA reports. Friday marked the first time that Greene had worked at the school and it will likely be her last, since the teen videotaped the encounter and reportedly showed teammates and friends the footage.
The school told NBC Washington that Greene, 22, was hired as a substitute teacher through a Delaware-based contracting company. According to reports, the teen told officers that he flirted with the sub during class and that at some point the two exchanged numbers and then text messages. The teen asked Greene if she was “kinky,” according to police. She reportedly replied, “I don't tell; I show.”
At the end of the school day, while other students were attending a pep rally, the 17-year-old reportedly went back to the classroom, and that's when the incident took place.
Greene pleaded not guilty during her arraignment ...read more
The city of Birmingham settled a controversial police beating lawsuit for over $450,000, but the plaintiff remains in prison and won't see even half of his winnings.
Under terms of the settlement approved by the City Council and Mayor William Bell, Anthony Warren will receive $1,000, while his attorneys receive $359,000 in fees and $100,000 in expenses, AL.com learned this evening.
In his lawsuit, Warren claimed five Birmingham police officers used excessive force when they hit and kicked him at the end of a high speed chase in 2008. A video of the chase and its aftermath was widely publicized and garnered national attention.
The 20 to 25-minute car multi-city chase began when Warren attempted to flee from a narcotics officer. He then hit a school bus, a patrol car, and struck a Hoover police officer who attempted to lay tire puncture strips across U.S. 31.
Warren was finally arrested when his vehicle flipped over. The police dashboard camera video shows officers striking Warren for less than 10 seconds as he lay on the ground.
Although Warren's attorneys claimed he was unconscious, they did not prove at the trial that the officers knew his condition or if he was unconscious.
“During the chase Mr. ...read more
Jacque Reid talks to Meneko Spigner McBeth the winner of the Lays ‘Do Us A Flavor' contest. She won the grand prize of $1 million and will be able to receive a bonus if the sales of her chip flavor are 1% over a million dollars.
On how winning the contest changed her life:
“It's going to change my life immensely because I have three little girls so this lets us breathe and relax a little bit about college.”
On entering the contest:
“I was on my way to work one day and I head the commercial come on the radio. I almost forgot about it after I entered. You name your flavor, put in your three main ingredients, of course mine was Wasabi, Ginger and Soy Sauce because my grandmother is half Japanese.”
Click the links above to hear the interview! ...read more
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.
The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.
Police and protesters have repeatedly clashed since the shooting, which prompted a national conversation about race and police tactics. Images of officers in riot gear and armored vehicles confronting protesters have drawn widespread criticism.
Many protesters want Darren Wilson indicted for murder. Grand jury proceedings are secret, but legal analysts say recently leaked information about Wilson's testimony to investigators may be an attempt to prepare the public for the possibility that he might not be charged.
The decision could be made public within the next month.
In the meantime, law officers have adjusted their tactics for interacting more peacefully with protesters while also honing their procedures for quick, widespread arrests. They plan to have a large contingent of officers at ...read more
ORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Colorado Democrats Thursday to recapture the energy of six years ago, choking up in a college town and reminiscing on her husband's first nomination in Denver.
Obama was in Colorado to rally Democrats for Sen. Mark Udall, who faces a tight contest against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in a race that could determine which party controls the Senate.
Udall was elected to the Senate in 2008, when President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination in Denver and became the first Democrat since 1992 to win Colorado.
Obama reminisced about Colorado Democrats before a crowd of about 1,500 Denver Democrats and a mostly student crowd of about 2,000 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
“I love you all,” she told the students.
Obama told the story of a young woman she had mentored at the White House, who grew up homeless and had her father killed when she was a baby. Now she is attending Georgetown University.
Obama said there are many youths like that woman.
“These kids have every reason to give up. They have every reason to quit. But they are so hungry to succeed, they are so desperate to lift themselves up,” Obama said, ...read more
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed a private autopsy Thursday.
Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.‘s family and outlined the findings during a news conference at the funeral home that will handle Myers' burial. The family's attorneys said the autopsy suggests Myers was running away from the officer. Myers' parents attended the autopsy announcement but did not comment.
“The evidence shows that the story we've been given by the Police Department does not match up,” one of the attorneys, Jerryl Christmas, said. “There's no evidence that there was a gun battle going on.”
Wecht said it's likely that Myers was initially shot six times in the back of both legs. He said another shot hit the side of the left leg, shattering his femur.
The fatal wound was to the side of Myers' face, Wecht said.
Police have said Myers shot first at the officer. They released details of lab tests by the Missouri State Highway Patrol that ...read more
Do you find yourself freaking out about Ebola? Are you obsessively watching the news and reading up on statistics about Ebola overseas? Well, Jasmine Sanders just might have the information that will finally put your mind at ease. Click on the audio player to hear ten factoids that will help you put the “outbreak” of Ebola into perspective on “The D.L. Hughley Show.” ...read more
Dr. Ben Carson joined guest hosts Angela Rye and Armstrong Williams on “NewsOne Now” to discuss Ebola‘s arrival in America and shared his views on what needs to be done to stop the spread of the virus.
Carson explained that the deadly virus needs to be contained in Africa and subsequently defeated there. Carson also expressed his views about instituting travel bans from West African countries and why a travel ban is necessary. Listen to Carson, Rye and Williams discuss how the United States should handle and stop Ebola from spreading throughout America.
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Beryl Rhines (pictured) of Lawton, Okla., is currently behind bars and has been charged with assault and disturbing the peace for showing up at Comanche County Memorial Hospital emergency room claiming to have the deadly Ebola virus, according to ABC 7 News.
Rhines reportedly informed healthcare workers at the hospital that both she and her young son had a fever that they could have contracted from an African foreign exchange student who had been staying at her home.
Once Ebola was mentioned, a team of healthcare specialists were alerted immediately to come and examine Rhines and her son. Upon further examination, a few of the nurses realized that Rhines was extremely intoxicated. According to police, Rhines was erratic and belligerent during the examination process, faking seizures and actually head-butting hospital staff members who had been trying to assist her.
Police were summoned, and after making inquiries at the Lawton Public School system with regards to Rhines' mention of an African exchange student, officials discovered the woman had lied. ...read more
The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has stopped paying the civil defense legal fees of Randall ‘Wes' Kerrick, 28, the police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September
14, 2013 shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, reports WSOCTV.com.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player who had recently moved to North Carolina to be with his fiancee, Caché Heidel, was in a serious car crash and after kicking out his back window, walked to a nearby cluster of homes and knocked on the first door for help.
A woman answered the door thinking it was her husband and immediately slammed it in Ferrell's face before calling 911.
On the 911 tape released by the city, the woman can be heard sobbing to the dispatcher, begging them to hurry and telling them that her baby was in the house with her.
“He's in his bed. I don't know what to do. I can't believe I opened the door…Please don't let him get my baby,” she cried.
Kerrick was one of the responding officers and as they approached, Ferrell ran towards them for help. One of the officers allegedly tried to stop ...read more