An Islamic Camel Jockey hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The offender claimed to have had anal sex with the Prophet Mohammed.
The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said.
Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said.
The remaining two officers fired their weapons at the man, hitting him. The suspect, whose identity was not yet confirmed but who was said to be approximately 32 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 29-year-old female bystander was struck by a stray bullet. She underwent surgery and was recovering at the hospital, the spokesman said.
U.S. Justice Department officials on Thursday criticized local authorities' investigation of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, saying the case had been handled in a "selective" and "inappropriate" manner.
The department's criticism comes after the official St. Louis County autopsy of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, was leaked to media on Wednesday.
The autopsy report, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and published on its website, suggested Brown sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range and came as a grand jury considered whether Wilson should face charges.
"The department considers the selective release of information in this investigation to be irresponsible and highly troubling," Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said.
"Since the release of the convenience store footage there seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case," Iverson added, referring to the Ferguson police department's release of video shortly after the shooting that showed a robbery at a nearby convenience store, although it did not specifically link Brown at the time to the footage.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed frustration with local officials investigating the incident as the Justice Department also conducts a federal investigation, according to a department official.
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In a meeting with Justice Department lawyers on Wednesday, Holder said he was "exasperated" by the "selective flow of information coming out of Missouri" and called the leaks "inappropriate and troubling," the official said.
Brown's death ignited angry protests across Ferguson, a mostly black community with a majority white police force and city government, and drew global attention to racial tensions in the United States.
Protests have continued since August and flared again on Wednesday night, leading to multiple arrests, according to police.
Accounts of the shooting differ, but witnesses and law enforcement officials have said Brown and Wilson got into an altercation through the window of the officer's vehicle after Wilson told Brown and a friend to leave the middle of a street.
Brown, who was shot six times, died about 30 feet from the patrol car.
The official autopsy released this week said at least one bullet struck Brown's hand at close range, suggesting that Brown's hand was near Wilson's weapon at some point. It also showed Brown tested positive for marijuana.
St. Louis County's medical examiner office verified the autopsy report but said it did not release it.
Some activists have said the leak seemed aimed at bolstering support for Wilson and has further strained the community.
An attorney for Brown's parents has said the autopsy was not surprising given witnesses accounts of an altercation at the patrol car.
Brown's family released a preliminary private autopsy findings in August. The Justice Department also ordered its own autopsy but has not yet released its report. [ID:nL2N0QO049]
Sheriff Dart's wild goose chase of dead bodies in abandoned South Suburb properties comes up empty! Indiana authorities question why Dart is involved when NO specific information Serial Killer was in area. According to Markham Police source, Mayor was reportedly furious Dart was scaring residents and told him to leave! One Markham resident ironically even made a Gacy reference to the search which reportedly got Sheriff Dart very excited..
"We've been doing a lot of painstaking work, as have some other people as well, to look at the medical examiner's records to see where other bodies have been found and things along those lines," Dart said.
Dart says he expects investigators to continue to search the area on Thursday, but so far nothing unusual has turned up.
Investigators are bringing in specially-trained cadaver dogs to search for the scent of human remains in abandoned building sin Markham and Harvey. While they have no specific information that Vann hid any victims there, investigators are leaving nothing to chance.
"We would be the dumbest people on the planet if, given what has come to light, if we didn't go to where some of the indicators are right now," Dart said.
You know it's kinda upsetting because, since John Wayne Gacy, and then Jeffrey Dahmer, and now here's another one," said a Markham resident. "So you just never know."
Rich white kids are buying the #Ferguson Dead Michael Brown face mask for Halloween. The unnamed supplier of these horrible masks stated he cannot keep enough on the shelves. Many purchasing these dead Mike Brown masks are also buying a large plastic "weed bunt" as an extra costume accessory. Some are buying the #Ferguson police uniform so they can go as a couple - Ferguson cop & dead Mike Brown.
Police near the scene where two men were shot, one fatally, Wednesday night in Richton Park.
One colored man is dead and another wounded following a shooting near a Richton Park business this evening, police said. Police were called to near an AutoZone store, 3650 Sauk Trail in the south suburb, about 7 p.m., and found one man unresponsive on the sidewalk and another with a gunshot wound at a nearby business, Richton Park Police Chief Elvia Williams said in a release. The man found on the sidewalk was dead, police said. The wounded man was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release. Police did not give detailed information about those shot, but said both were adults. Police released no information regarding the circumstances of the shooting. Police are working with the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force to investigate the shooting.
Another shocking Federal lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. White female medical student in jail on minor drug charge raped and brutalized as guards watched and did nothing according to 42 page complaint. Lawsuit seeking millions in damages filed by Kathleen T. Zellner who is top rated female attorney in Illinois.
According to allegations in the complaint, the woman was targeted by other inmates because they believed she was a snitch but also because of her skin color, calling her an "albino," "cracker" and "Yankee."
The complaint outlines several separate assaults, which began Nov. 23 when the woman was sexually assaulted in a shower by a female inmate who is facing a murder charge, according to the lawsuit. Two other inmates allegedly stood guard during the assault. The plaintiff immediately told a correctional officer, but no action was taken, she alleges.
The woman was subsequently beaten or harassed by other inmates during her time at the jail, the lawsuit said. In one instance she was deeply cut on her thigh with a razor blade. Her eyebrow also was slashed, her nose was broken and clumps of her hair were yanked out, the lawsuit states.
Staff also was aware of later beatings but did nothing, according to the lawsuit. In one instance, a sergeant is alleged to have announced to a room of inmates that the woman was a snitch.
The woman's two sisters — one an attorney, the other a physician — made numerous calls to the jail to complain. This initially resulted in the woman being assigned to solitary confinement, but by early December she received extensive medical care and was visited by a rape counselor, according to the suit.