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An 18-year-old has been charged in the "unprovoked" attack on a Macy's store manager in Flint Township, Michigan last weekend.

The Genesee County prosecutor announced the assault charge against Damire Palmer on Friday.

According to prosecutor David Leyton, Palmer assaulted the 50-year-old store manager in an unprovoked attack in the men's clothing department.

The incident happened at a Macy's store in Genesee Valley Center on June 15. The attack was captured on cellphone video by aspiring rapper FT Quay, who uploaded it to Facebook on Jun 15.

Surveillance video shows Palmer walking around the store before punching the manager in the head.

According to FT Quay, Palmer attacked the manager for using the N-word. But Leyton said there is no evidence the manager used a racial slur in the attack.

"This was an unprovoked attack on a Macy's employee," said Prosecutor Leyton. "We don't believe any racial slur was made by the store manager and even if there had been, it does not condone nor justify the assault by Mr. Palmer."

Leyton said there was not enough evidence to support a hate crime charge against Palmer.

"I know a lot of people are calling this a hate crime but, under the laws of Michigan, the evidence simply does not support that charge," he said.

Palmer, who is not yet in police custody, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
 

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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

A Florida inmate who assaulted a deputy is facing additional felony charges tacked on to his original drug and gun possession charges.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said 38-year-old inmate Michler Gabriel will face additional felony charges after he assaulted one of their deputies at the Orient Road Jail on Tuesday morning.

Surveillance video shows Gabriel waiting impatiently for the deputy to unlock a door to exit a jail pod. The deputy pushed Gabriel away from the door twice, but Gabriel refused to back away. At one point, Gabriel sucker punched the deputy.

Another deputy who witnessed the assault subdued Gabriel and held him until more deputies arrived.

The deputy was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. The Sheriff's office said the deputy was treated for facial bruises, swelling and lacerations.

Gabriel was being held at the jail on multiple charges including: driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of weed, armed drug trafficking, possession of cocaine, felony weapons possession and carrying a concealed firearm.

WRBL reports that Gabriel now faces additional charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and battery by a detained person, both felonies.

"While I am thankful that the deputy involved was not seriously hurt, we will make sure that Gabriel is prosecuted to the fullest extent for his actions," said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
 

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A man who brutally beat his girlfriend on surveillance video at his workplace was released from jail on an appearance ticket Tuesday.

Jay Vazquez-Paulino was seen on video repeatedly punching and kicking his girlfriend at the Superior Package Company, where he works. At one point in the video, he is seen going outside to retrieve a knife.

He then reentered the building and threw the knife at the young woman, barely missing her head by inches.

As Vazquez-Paulino cruelly punched and kicked his girlfriend, his co-workers filed past, apparently uncaring or unwilling to help the woman.

Vazquez-Paulino's criminal charges included criminal possession of a weapon, attempted assault, and harassment.

"The fact that he is captured on video goes further showing the strength of the case and the fact that he did have an intention to do harm here," said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.

"The real issue here is that this gentleman was released with a ticket and given an order of protection and again is free to terrorize this woman, which in domestic cases there should be bail and ... a cooling off period to allow parties to cool off."

New Yorkers expressed outrage at Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo over their no cash bail reform that went into effect on January 1.

The cash bail reform bill prevents cash bail for "non-violent" criminals who normally can't afford to post bond.

But residents say cash bail is necessary to keep a certain element of criminals off the streets. The sad truth is that detainees who can't afford bond tend to be the most violent and commit more crimes.

A serial bank robber who robbed a 6th bank after he was released without cash bail on Jan. 8 turned himself in on Friday, Jan. 17.

"I can't believe they let me out," Gerod Woodberry said as police handed him two $25 gift cards and a free transit voucher when he was released on Jan. 8.

A pretrial hearing scheduled for Sunday was canceled when Woodberry's family was unable to demonstrate how much money they could put up to spring him again, the NY Daily News reported.

Fed up prosecutor Jack Dennehy asked Sunday that Woodberry be held without bail, arguing he is "a danger to the community." But Magistrate Judge Steven Gold said Woodberry will get bail, according to the News.
 

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Greg Gianforte

The Democrats just lost another Congressional seat.

Republican Greg Gianforte easily won the special election in Montana despite body slamming a pesky reporter on the eve of the special election.

The incident was captured on audio by a Fox News reporter (click here to hear audio).

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