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The reward for female arsonists who torched a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta has been increased to $20,000.

The restaurant was destroyed, leaving about a dozen Wendy's employees jobless.

Atlanta fire officials released images from a surveillance video that shows a woman, who appears to be Caucasian, wearing a black miniskirt with a purple cardigan wrapped around her waist.

The same woman was caught on cellphone video pouring an accelerant inside the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was gunned down by a former Atlanta police officer on June 12.

Brooks, 27, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Police are also searching for another Caucasian woman who was pictured holding a can of accelerant outside the Wendy's restaurant as it was fully engulfed in flames.

Caucasian firebugs have caused millions of dollars worth of damage to property during protests -- while blaming the property damage on Black Lives Matter protesters.
 

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A 911 dispatcher was so concerned after watching a live feed of George Floyd's arrest on May 25, that she called a sergeant to express her concerns.

The phone call came to light in a newly released transcript from the Minneapolis Police Department, according to Fox5DC.

In the phone call between the dispatcher and a police sergeant, the woman said she watched the arrest on live camera feed outside Cup Foods in south Minneapolis.

"You can call me a snitch if you want to," she said, before adding she saw three officers physically restrain Floyd who was already handcuffed on the ground.

"All of them sat on this man. I don't know if they needed to or not. They haven't said anything to me yet," the dispatcher added.

The sergeant said he would look into the problem, before the call with the dispatcher ended.

The transcript also included two calls from pedestrians who witnessed the murder. Both calls were placed at 8:32 p.m.

In the first call, the bystander said he watched as an officer, "just pretty much killed this guy that wasn't resisting arrest. He had his knee on the dude's neck the whole time."

The caller asked to speak with a supervisor and was in the middle of being connected when the call abruptly ended.

A second call placed about 30 seconds later was also disconnected before the caller could speak with a supervisor about the incident.

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2 Chainz's business partner Mychel "Snoop" Dillard called out white business owners for vandalizing Crave, the only Black-owned restaurant on Euclid Avenue in Atlanta's Little 5 Points.

In a post on Instagram.com, Dillard posted photos of the vandalism and issued a warning to her neighbors on Atlanta's East Side:

"Being a business owner during these times is super challenging. Every time I lay down and get up it’s SOMETHING but I can’t complain cause Im super blessed ?? Now I will say I KNOW no one BLACK did this to me I’m too respected in these streets. I know one of my white neighbors that don’t like my business being in LITTLE 5 POINTS did this shit especially since my business was the ONLY ONE ON THE BLOCK VANDALIZED. Just don’t let me find out Who You Are and if you think some broken glass gone stop me YOU GOT ME FUCKED UP!!!! We still open today ain't nobody tripping off no little glass......"

Dillard and rapper 2 Chainz own several establishments in Atlanta.
 


 

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Candace Owens angered many when she defended the actions of an Atlanta police officer who shot a Black man in the back, killing him.

The anti-black, pro-Trump conservative activist trolled her followers by stating she is raising funds to support the white officer who gunned down Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot in Atlanta on Friday night.

Brooks, 27, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. His death was ruled a homicide.

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The cop who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe (pictured left), was fired on Saturday after his superiors determined his use of deadly force was not justified.

His partner, Devin Bronsan, was placed on desk duty until the investigation into the officer-involved shooting is completed.

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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down and her resignation was accepted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Saturday.

In a series of tweets, Owens, 31, said Brooks is a "criminal" and called for the resignation of Mayor Bottoms and the reinstatement of former police capt. Shields.

"Any person demanding justice for #RayshardBrooks is representative of the absolute vermin of American society. There should be protests DEMANDING that the police chief be reinstated and that mayor @KeishaBottoms
RESIGN for placating CRIMINALS.

I'VE HAD ENOUGH.

#BackTheBlue."

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Rayshard Brooks, the 27-year-old Black man who was shot by an Atlanta police officer, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

Brooks was gunned down in a Wendy's parking lot while fleeing from police late Friday night.

The incident began when police responded to a report that a man was asleep in a car in the Wendy's drive-thru lane. His car was blocking other cars in the drive-thru lane.

Police body cam video shows Brooks having a polite conversation with one of the officers. After failing a field sobriety test, he asked if he could park his car and walk to his sister's house a short distance away, but his request was denied.

Police attempted to cuff Brooks but he resisted and a struggle ensued between the three men.

Brooks was able to wrest a taser away from one of the cops and flee on foot. Surveillance video shows Brooks turning and pointing the taser at a pursuing officer who then fired three shots, killing Brooks.

The officer who fired his weapon was fired on Saturday after officials viewed the boy cam footage and determined the use of deadly force was not justifiable.

His partner was assigned to desk duty while the investigation into the officer-involved shooting continues.

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned and her resignation was accepted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Saturday.

Protesters demonstrated peacefully outside the Wendy's restaurant on Saturday. But paid agitators in the crowd burned the restaurant to the ground overnight Sunday.

The Atlanta Police Dept. is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of a Caucasian woman who allegedly set the blaze that torched the restaurant.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard released a statement on Sunday:

"Today, members of my staff had the unfortunate duty of witnessing the autopsy of Mr. Brooks as part of our continued investigation.

Because this is a homicide investigation, there are several technical requirements that must be met before we are able to reach a decision. That includes the confirmation of the ballistics involved and obtaining a preliminary report from the Medical Examiner,” according to the DA’s statement."

So far, no arrests have been made in the murder of Mr. Brooks.
 

 

 

 

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New developments in the Tamla Horsford cold case prompted the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office to ask the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to reopen the case.

New evidence suggests Horsford fought for her life before she was thrown off a balcony following an "adult slumber party" in Forsyth County, GA.

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Horsford, a 40-year-old mother-of-5, was found dead in the backyard of a home in North Forsyth County on Nov. 4, 2018.

Her neck was broken and her heart was lacerated, causing her to bleed out in the backyard.

The medical examiner and Georgia Bureau of Investigation ruled the cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma from "an accidental fall" from a 2nd floor residential deck, and the case was closed in 2019.

In a letter to Horsford's widow, Leander, attorney Ralph E. Fernandez said he recently "finished the exhaustive review of the records related to the investigation."

"The review reflects that a homicide is a strong possibility." He went on to say "Witness statements are in conflict" and "A potential subject handled the body as well as the evidence prior to the law enforcement arrival."

He added: "A remarkable fact is that there were no photographs taken during the autopsy of Tamla's body This had been done at someone's directive because such a practice is unheard of."

In a letter to GBI Director Vic Reynolds, Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman asked the GBI to "assume and open" an investigation into the "tragic death of Tamla Horsford."

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The autopsy report and other documents pertaining to Horsford's death were released to the public by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in 2019 after the case was closed.

The detailed autopsy report, published by Forsythnews.com, describe a fractured cervical vertebra in her neck, bleeding on the brain, and multiple lacerations and abrasions to her face, head, neck, torso and extremities. Her right wrist was dislocated and a 1-inch laceration was observed on her wrist.

The report also described a "3/4 inch linear laceration to the right ventricle" of her heart, meaning a tear in the wall of her heart. That injury alone would have been fatal.

The GBI toxicology report shows Horsford had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit and she had THC (marijuana) and Xanax in her system. But her family said she did not smoke marijuana nor was she prescribed Xanax by a doctor.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's son, Adam Abdul-Jabbar was arrested and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon this week.

Adam, 28, was arrested in California after allegedly stabbing a neighbor multiple times in San Clemente Tuesday night, TMZ Sports reports.

According to the report, police responded to a call about a stabbing in the area around 10 p.m.

Adam was arrested "without incident" and booked into jail. The booking sheet described Adam as 6-foot-7 and 180 pounds. He has since been released.

The victim transported himself to a hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries."

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appeared with Adam on "Celebrity Family Feud" in 2017. Adam and Kareem are pictured in 2016 with Kareem's ex-girlfriend Cheryl Pistono, the mother of Kareem's son, Amir.

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Former Sandrarose.com Morning Wood Ray Hushpuppi is busted. The billionaire real estate mogul was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States on charges of fraud and money laundering.

He was submitted as Morning Wood by a loyal reader who referred to him as her "dream man."

The popular Nigerian businessman, real name Ray Igbalodely, has over 2 million followers on Instagram.com where he shows off his flashy cars and high end clothing, bags and shoes.

Igbalodely was taken into custody by at his luxury condominium Pallazo Versace along with his entire team.

The arrest came after a joint sting operation by the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, and Interpol.

Igbalodely is charged with fraudulently obtaining $35 million in wired funds from the U.S. government under the pretense of testing Nigerians for the Covid-19 virus.

Igbalodely's fleet of luxury vehicles were seized in addition to is extensive watch and jewelry collection and cash.

Igbalodely's associates Sean the Escaper, Tony Roma, "HP", and a 4th man were also arrested. They all lived together at the Pallazo Versace in Dubai, according to published reports.

More arrests are expected.
 


 


 


 

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Chad Daybell, the new husband of Lori Vallow, was arrested after human remains were unearthed at his Idaho property.

Vallow is the mother of 2 children, Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17, who have been missing since September. She was arrested in Hawaii in February and extradited to Idaho where she is being held on $1 million bail.

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Daybell was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of concealing or destroying evidence after police in Idaho executed a search warrant at his home in Fremont County.

"During the search of the property, investigators found what appears to be unidentified human remains," chief of police Gary Hagen said.

Vallow and Daybell fled to Hawaii last year after police and federal agents in Idaho questioned them repeatedly about the location of the children.

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Vallow missed a court-ordered deadline to bring the children to the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho.

Tylee and Joshua were last seen in September 2019, according to police. Surveillance cameras at an Idaho storage facility showed Vallow and Daybell removing heavy items from a storage unit.

Police served a search warrant on the storage unit, but did not disclose if any evidence was found.

The case has frustrated law enforcement who believed the children were deceased.

At least 5 people -- including Vallow's ex-husband, Charles, and Daybell's wife, Tammy -- have died under suspicious circumstances in Vallow's inner circle.

Tammy told police that a man fired several shots at her in the weeks before she died mysteriously in her sleep.

Vallow and Daybell married 2 weeks after Tammy's death. Tammy's body was exhumed by police. Toxicology results are pending.

Vallow's first husband, Charles, was shot and killed by her brother, Alex, on July 11, 2019. Alex claimed he shot Charles in self-defense. Vallow was at home at the time of the shooting. She corroborated the story that her brother gave police.

Alex mysteriously died on December 11, 2019 of unknown causes.

Vallow and Daybell are cult members who were preparing for the second coming of Jesus in July 2020.

Tylee was preparing to return to college at the time of her disappearance. Joshua, who was adopted, was diagnosed with autism.

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Chicago experienced its deadliest day in the city's history as 18 people were gunned down in a 24 hours. 18 people died on May 31, while the city was ransacked by looters amid the George Floyd protests.

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Gang bangers and other lawbreakers took to the streets armed with guns while police were distracted with the protests.

Among those killed were John Tiggs, (pictured) a father of three, who was gunned down inside a Metro PCS store while trying to pay his cellphone bill.

Angelo Bronson, 36, a father of two, was shot when a bullet fired from a passing car hit him in the chest. He was in town visiting family, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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College student Lazarra Daniels, 18, (pictured) was fatally shot around 10:51 p.m. Her body was found in the middle of a street.

"We've never seen anything like it, at all," Max Kapustin, Crime Lab senior research director told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kapustin added that "I don't even know how to put it into context. It's beyond anything that we've ever seen before.

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A Florida police union lost a motion to keep the identity of the white police officer who shot and killed female-to-male transgender NaTosha "Tony" McDade a secret.

McDade, who was described as a "black transgender man" by liberal news media outlets, was fatally shot by a Tallahassee police officer on May 27.

Police responding to a call about a fatal stabbing around 10:45 a.m. saw McDade who fit the description of the suspect, armed with a handgun.

An eyewitness told reporters McDade stabbed a man then fled the scene on foot.

Police approached McDade. According to a police report, McDade "then made a move consistent with using the firearm against the officer, who fired their issued handgun, fatally striking the adult female suspect."

Angry transgender activists took to social media to correct the victim's gender and to criticize police and the news media for "misgendering" McDade.

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell said "anger is justified" after several Black people were killed by white officers in the state.

McDade's death is the third officer-involved shooting in Tallahassee in two months.

The police union tried to keep the officer's name a secret using "Marsy's Law." But the judge rejected the motion, saying the Attorney General would need to review the motion.

McDade was initially identified as a woman on social media.

"A black girl was just killed in Tallahassee by cops. She was walking alone and minding her business. Shot five times," one user tweeted. "Non-male so I know you mother***kers don't care. Just talking to myself..."

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Arrests have been made in the murder of a retired police captain who was shot to death outside a pawnshop following peaceful protests in St. Louis, Missouri.

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the murder of retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn. 24-year-old Steven Cannon (pictured below left) has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree criminal action and one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Dorn was found on the sidewalk outside Lee's Pawn and Jewelry on June 2. The 77-year-old had a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

As he lay dying, someone recorded a 13-minute video of the tragic scene and posted it on Facebook. A young man comforted Dorn as the looters stroll in and out of the pawnshop.

"Oh cuz, come on, OG ... Come on, OG. Oh my God, cuz," says the younger man. "For a TV? They killed this old man for some TVs? ... c'mon, man, that's somebody's granddaddy."

Dorn retired in 2014 after working more than 40 years in law enforcement. His wife still works at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Cannon told police he was in the pawnshop that night and he cut his hair to change his appearance after his photo was distributed by news media. A television taken from the pawnshop was found inside his residence. He is being held in jail without bail.

27-year-old Jimmie Robinson was also arrested and charged in the case. Robinson was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of armed criminal action and one count of stealing from the pawnshop. He is being held on $30,000 cash bail.

Last week, St. Louis police released surveillance video that shows 7 looters breaking and entering the pawnshop around the time Dorn was killed. At least 2 of the men were armed with handguns. All 7 suspects are Black males wearing face masks or a face covering.

Dorn was responding to an alarm at his friend's pawnshop after 1 a.m. when he was killed. Cannon is seen on surveillance video in the area where Dorn was shot. Multiple plumes of smoke are seen where Cannon was standing before he entered the pawnshop.

A $45,000 reward is being offered for information leading to more arrests in the case.

As friends and family prepare to bury Dorn this week, many wonder why his death hasn't received the same news coverage as George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

"Is anyone taking a knee for David Dorn?" writes Twincities.com. "Dorn was African American. He was unjustly killed. His life mattered too, didn't it?"

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Being cooped up in the house for three months on quarantine is taking a toll on many couples who suddenly realize they don't really like each other.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna's wife hit him in the face with a soap dish during a verbal argument that got out of hand.

Ozuna suffered a facial injury when his wife Genesis threw a soap dish at him a couple of weeks ago.

Medics were called to the scene where they treated a "small laceration" on Ozuna's face.

Ozuna drove himself to a police station to file a police report on his wife.

Genesis pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and was given a stay away order.

Rumor has it that Genesis suspects Ozuna of cheating on her during the coronavirus quarantine.

The Braves are among the teams preparing to take the field when Major League Baseball resumes its season this summer.

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George Floyd, the Minnesota man whose death in police custody sparked violent protests across the nation, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, his autopsy report shows.

Floyd, 46, died from asphyxia when a 200 lb. cop kneeled on his neck and chest, making it difficult for him to breathe.

The medical examiner said Floyd had likely recovered from the virus by the time of his death. The report indicated Floyd tested positive for the infectious disease on April 3, making it likely that he recovered by the time he died.

But the virus may have damaged his lungs, causing shortness of breath on exertion which would have caused him to fatigue easily.

The 20-page report also shows Floyd had traces of fentanyl and methamphetamines in his system when he died.

The report lists Floyd's cause of death as a heart attack complicated by law enforcement restraint and neck compression, which conflicts with a secondary autopsy paid for by the family that shows Floyd died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure."

Derek Chauvin, 44, was fired from the Minneapolis police force along with three other officers who were at the scene and did nothing to save Floyd. All four officers are charged with his murder.

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An Atlanta hotel clerk was shot twice by a man demanding to see rapper 21 Savage, according to Atlanta police.

The clerk was hospitalized in stable condition after being hit twice in the arm by gunfire at the downtown Hilton hotel shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

A 29-year-old man from Virginia was arrested in connection with the shooting, Atlanta police said.

The unidentified hotel guest checked into a room at the Hilton then returned to the lobby and demanded to see the rapper.

It's unclear why the gunman asked to see the rapper, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, or why he believed the 27-year-old rapper was staying at the hotel.

21 Savage, who was born in London, was arrested in Feb. 2019 by ICE officials after it was determined that he was in the country illegally.

He was released after Jay-Z and other high-profile Americans intervened on his behalf.

21 Savage is best known for dating West Coast socialite Amber Rose.