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An upstate New York cop has been placed on paid leave after he punched a woman in the throat when she tried to bite him during a fight at Walmart.

Officer Rory Spain is under investigation for excessive use of force and has been placed on leave, according to the DeWitt Police Department.

Officer Spain and his partner responded to a report of a disturbance at the Walmart in East Syracuse, NY on July 4.

Walmart employees called police after they were threatened and pepper-sprayed in the face by two women. Customers were also allegedly pepper-sprayed by the women.

The two women are identified as Tyreana Edmonds and Tajenik Byrd.

Officer Spain is accused of punching Edmonds in the throat when she tried to bite him while he attempted to detain her. Cellphone footage of the melee went viral online over the weekend.

The DeWitt PD posted 15-minute video that showed the officers arriving and taking Edmonds and Boyd into custody.

The video was posted in response to inquiries received regarding a Use of Force Incident.

Edmonds was charged with second-degree attempted assault of a police officer, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstruction.

Byrd was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a noxious material, resisting arrest, and obstruction, according to DailyMail.com.

Both women were released on desk appearance tickets. About 25 people protested outside the DeWitt Police Department, shouting "Black Lives Matter" and other slogans.

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Haitian police have arrested the alleged mastermind behind the plot to kill President Jovenel Moise and overthrow the Haitian government.

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian-born doctor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of masterminding the presidential assassination.

On Sunday, National police chief Leon Charles announced Sanon, 63, allegedly recruited mercenaries out of South Florida to protect himself.

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President Moise, 53, was murdered in his private home on Wednesday, July 7. His wife, Martine Moise, was wounded. The first lady is in stable condition at a Miami hospital.

Sanon flew to Haiti by private plane in June. He then contacted South Florida CTU Security firm to provide personal security.

However, in July the team's mission changed. They were given new orders to arrest President Moise.

"The initial mission that was given to these assailants was to protect the individual named Emmanuel Sanon, but afterward, the mission changed," police chief Charles said.

In a video posted on YouTube, Sanon implied he would become president of Haiti.

"With me in power, you are going to have to tell me, 'What are you doing with my uranium? What are you going to do with the oil that we have in the country? What are you going to do with the gold? We need a new leadership that will change the way of life."

Within hours of Moise's death, police and civilians rounded up the alleged assassins, including Americans James Solages, 35, and Joseph G. Vincent, 55, and eighteen Colombians. Five assassins remain at large and three were killed by police.
 

 

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More details have emerged about Barkevious Mingo's arrest for child-sexual contact in Texas last week.

The Atlanta Falcons released the linebacker from a one-year contract following his arrest on one count of child-sexual contact.

According to Texas officials, Mingo pulled at a teenage boy's underwear and tried to have sex with him at a hotel on July 4, 2019.

Sports Illustrated obtained the arrest warrant which explained the details of the crime.

According to the Arlington Police Department, Mingo invited a teenage family member and his young friend to an amusement park over the Fourth of July weekend in 2019.

Mingo reportedly took the boys to a steakhouse and bought them clothes from a Nike store before taking them back to his hotel.

According to the warrant, "the victim was woken up by [Mingo] pulling at his underwear" later that night.

The victim said that he was "scared and pretended to be asleep" when Mingo allegedly became more "aggressive and pulled the victim's underwear down to his shins".

Mingo allegedly then tried to have anal intercourse with the teen.

Mingo, 30, was released from jail in Tarrant County, Texas, after posting $25,000 bond on Friday, July 9.

Mingo's lead attorney, Chris Lewis, said the allegation is a lie.

"The accusation against Mr. Mingo is a lie. Barkevious knows it - so does his accuser," Lewis said in a statement to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Lewis said his client will be "fully vindicated when the truth comes to light. When that happens, the true motivation of the accuser will be clear and unambiguous."

Mingo could serve as much as 20 years in prison if convicted.

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The family of murdered 19-year-old TikTok star Swavy have demanded an apology from TV host Wendy Williams.

Williams come under fire last week after she shaded Swavy, real name Matima Miller, on the July 7 episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

Swavy was best known for his dance videos and comedy skits on TikTok.

Swavy was shot to death by an unknown assailant in Delaware on July 5.

Wendy acknowledged that no one in her studio audience had ever heard of Swavy until after he was killed.

"I have no idea who this person is ... neither does one person in this building. He’s a TikTok star, and he’s got more followers than me: 2.5 million," Williams said on July 7.

"Swavy is now dead. Ah, all those followers. Yeah, that's really tragic, only 19 years old," she said.

Someone tweeted out a clip of the segment on Thursday night and Wendy's name trended on Twitter.com and TikTok.

Now Swavy's mom Chanell Clark and older sibling Rahkim Clark have demanded an apology from Williams.

"Wendy has always been a messy person," Rahkim said."This is not just any other story, this is not a highlight, this is not a hot topic, this is our real life."

"I'm so p**sed off, because you did him like that," Chanell said as she tried to fight back her tears. "I'm looking for an apology, I do want an apology."

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An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while live streaming on Instagram last week. Police confirm 21-year-old Zerail Dijon Rivera was found deceased in a car in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, July 8.

Indian Red Boy, of Inglewood, was apparently shot 12 times while live-streaming with a fellow gang member, Kapone.

The graphic video shows Rivera was hit under his left eye and in his neck and upper torso. He pleaded with Kapone for help and said he was in Hawthorne, before he began spitting up blood.

Rivera's death sparked speculation that the Bloods gang member was killed for vandalizing late rapper Nipsey Hussle's mural in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His friend, Kapone, who is seen in the livestream, recently dropped a video in which he bragged about defacing Nipsey's mural.

OG rapper Willie D called out Rivera's senseless murder and the ongoing gang violence and retaliation that may result. Watch both videos below.

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Las Vegas police say a woman whose 5-year-old daughter died inside a hot house may have some sort of "mental illness."

Kemaya Taylor, 23, was arrested and charged with murder and abuse charges after her daughter was found dead on June 28, KTNV reports.

Police found the child's body while conducting a welfare check at the home.

They kicked open a locked bedroom door and found two girls. The unresponsive 5-year-old girl was lying on a blanket-covered bed, and a 2-year-old girl was standing next to the bed.

The scorching West Coast heatwave has caused dozens of deaths and sent hundreds of people to the emergency room.

Taylor told police the child's death was "a necessary sacrifice." Neighbors say they previously overheard her say "I killed it," and also that she claimed she was "the son of Jacob."

Neighbors said Taylor behaved strangely before the child was found wrapped in a locked bedroom during a 106-degree heatwave.

One of her neighbors told Las Vegas police that Taylor was sitting on a driveway with her children wrapped in blankets a few days before the death was discovered.

She was observed throwing rocks at cars and breaking out car windows with a blender.

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Cobb County police arrested the suspect accused of killing three people, including the golf pro at a country club in Kennesaw, Ga.

Bryan Rhoden, 23, allegedly shot and killed golf pro Gene Siller at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga. on July 3.

Siller, the director of the country club, was killed after he approached a white pickup truck that became stuck on a sandbar on the 10th hole.

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Cobb County police discovered two more bodies of male victims in the bed of the pickup truck.

Paul Pierson, 76, of Topeka, Kansas, was the registered owner of the truck. 46-year-old Henry Valdez, of Anaheim, California, was the third victim.

Within hours of Siller's murder, Rhoden was arrested by police in Chamblee, Ga. on charges of driving under the influence and presenting a false identification.

He was released from the DeKalb County Jail on July 6, before police matched his prints to evidence found inside the truck.

Bryan Rhoden was arrested again on Thursday, July 8 and booked into the Cobb County Jail without bail.

Cobb County held a press conference on Friday night. They did not explain the connection between Rhoden, Pierson and Veldez or the location of their murders.

An aspiring rapper, Rhoden is seen flashing diamond jewelry, cars and cash on photos on Instagram. He also shared clips of his rap music on social media.
 

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Cobb County police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a golf pro at a Kennesaw, Ga. country club on Saturday.

Gene Siller, 46, was shot and killed by the driver of a white pickup truck that became stuck on a sandbar at Pinetree Country Club on July 3.

His family celebrated his 47th birthday on Wednesday, after his death.

The suspect, Bryan Rhoden was taken into custody around 5 p.m. on July 8 in Chamblee, Ga., a city about 25 miles southeast of Kennesaw.

While investigating the crime scene, Cobb County police discovered two more bodies in the bed of the Dodge Ram 3500 truck.

One of the victims, Paul Pierson, 76, of Topeka, Kansas, was the registered owner of the truck.

Police say 46-year-old Henry Valdez, of Anaheim, California, was the third victim. Neither Valdez nor Pierson were connected to the country club.

Authorities say Siller was not the intended target. He was simply in the wrong place and observed "a crime in progress" when he was killed.

Siller leaves behind his wife and two sons, ages 6 and 7.

Siller's death made global news. A GoFundMe page raised over $650,000 in donations from around the country.

Pinetree reopened for business on Wednesday and the clubhouse was filled to capacity, according to WSB-TV.

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The United Nations is calling for calm after the president of Haiti was gunned down by two assassins who claimed to be DEA agents.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot to death and his wife was wounded in their home early Wednesday, according to published reports.

The gunmen reportedly identified themselves as agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The gunmen spoke Spanish, not the island's native French or Creole languages, witnesses say.

The assassination was confirmed by Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, on Wednesday.

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The First Lady Martine Moise was also shot, but her condition is unknown, according to the Associated Press.

U.S. Congress and lawmakers called for a full investigation and said the perpetrators must be held accountable.

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Moise's death will likely cause more unrest in Haiti. Opposition protesters burned tires during a demonstration, calling for Moise's departure in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 18, 2020.

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Joseph said the police and military are in control of the security situation in Haiti.

Joe Biden acknowledged the presidential assassination as he boarded Air Force One on Wednesday morning. "We need a lot more information, but it's very worrisome about the state of Haiti," the U.S. president said.

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The suspect who shot a golf pro and two others in Kennesaw, Ga. over the weekend is still at large.

Gene Siller observed a white Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck stuck in a sand trap on the 10th hole at Pinetree Country Club golf course on Saturday.

Siller, who was the director of the country club since 2019, went over to investigate and perhaps offer assistance to the driver.

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Club member Tom Dowling told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he watched Siller go over to the truck. "It could've been any of us who went up there," said Dowling, who estimated there were 50 to 60 members in the clubhouse at the time.

Dowling told the AJC he figured the driver had suffered a medical emergency.

Dowling said he didn't hear the gunshots that took Siller's life, but other members heard multiple shots. Cobb County police officers found Siller's body near the 10th hole.

The golf pro died from a gunshot wound to the head. The suspect had abandoned the truck and fled on foot before officers arrived.

"It does not appear Siller was in any way targeted, but rather was killed because he witnessed an active crime taking place," Cobb police said in a statement on Tuesday.

When the news first broke on Saturday, July 3, police had not yet discovered the bodies of two more victims under the retractable cover in the bed of the pickup truck.

One of the victims, Paul Pierson, was the registered owner of the truck. The other victim, a Hispanic male, has not been identified.

Authorities believe the two males were victims of a carjacking at a different location.

Neither of the two victims were connected to the country club, authorities say.

Siller leaves behind his wife and two young sons. A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $600,000 in donations from around the country.

Police say the suspect, described as a Hispanic male, 6-foot-1 with long hair, is not a danger to the public.