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A Birmingham woman who allegedly killed a 52-year-old woman during a street racing crash has been arrested a second time.

Carmesia Flannigan was arrested by Atlanta police for violating the terms of her bond after she allegedly killed an innocent victim during a street race in Birmingham.

She was charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

The victim, Brandy Ballard, a 52-year-old healthcare worker, was on her way home from work at 6:10 a.m. on March 21 when she was killed in a head on collision.

In a Facebook Live video following her initial arrest, Flannigan blamed the victim for the car crash. "That old ass lady swerved in my lane," Flannigan said.

Flannigan denied speeding in her 2010 Chevrolet Camaro before she allegedly hit Ballard's 2007 Ford Focus head on.

Flannigan claimed she was driving a "2020 droptop Camaro" when Ballard swerved into her lane. She threatened viewers on the livestream after her mother posted her $175,000 bond.

Her mother, who paid her bond in March, also cussed out Flannigan's Facebook Live viewers.

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Rep. Park Cannon, the Georgia lawmaker who was dragged out of the Capitol building for knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp's door, will not be charged.

Cannon was arrested on March 25 and dragged to the Fulton County (Atlanta) Jail after she knocked on Kemp's door while he signed the voter ID bill into law.

The election bill requires voter ID to request and submit absentee ballots, limits the number of ballot drop boxes, and allows the Georgia State Elections Board to take over county elections boards if there are problems with ballot counting.

Cannon's arrest sparked outrage on social media when video of her arrest went viral.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she will not pursue charges and the case is closed.

Willis said the police officers may have found her behavior annoying," but it did not justify putting together a grand jury.

Cannon faced charges of felony obstruction and disrupting the General Assembly session. If found guilty, she faced up to high years in jail.

"My experience was painful, both physically and emotionally, but today I stand before you to say as horrible as that experience was... I believe the governor signing into law the most comprehensive voter suppression bill in the country is a far more serious crime," Cannon said at a rally last week.

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Jen Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested on federal fraud charges.

Shah and Smith are cast members on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."

The reality TV personality is accused of running a nationwide telemarketing and money laundering scheme.

A 10-page indictment accuses Shah and Smith of defrauding victims older than age 55.

The victims were charged thousands of dollars to receive unspecified services which "provided little to no value to the victims."

Shah, 47, struggled to explain what she did for a living on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

"My background is in direct response marketing for about twenty years," she said. "Our company does advertising. We have a platform that helps people acquire customers."

She claimed to be the founder and owner of JAX Fashion, Shah Beauty and The Real Shah Lashes. But prosecutors say Shah's businesses are nonexistent.

Shah appeared in federal court on Tuesday. She was released and ordered to turn over her passport.

She is not allowed to leave Utah without the judge's approval. Shah also is not allowed to participate in telemarketing schemes.

She is set to appear in a federal court in Manhattan via CCTV on Wednesday.

Shah is the wife of University of Utah football coach Sharrieff Shah. They share two grown sons together.
 

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Police arrested a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman in an unprovoked attack outside a Manhattan building over the weekend.

Brandon Elliot, 38, is charged with assault as a hate crime, the NY Daily News reported.

Authorities arrested Elliot early Wednesday morning at the Four Points by Sheraton, a hotel-turned-homeless-shelter on W. 40th Street.

Concerned citizens phoned in tips to a Crime Stoppers hotline after watching the shocking video.

According to the NYPD, Elliot is a parolee who murdered his own mother.

At age 19, Elliot fatally stabbed his mother three times in the chest in front of his then 5-year-old sister. A jury convicted Elliot of murder and sentenced him to 15 years to life in prison.

Elliot was released on parole last year. Police say he is the brute seen in a viral video kicking and stomping the elderly woman outside a luxury Manhattan building.

He reportedly assaulted the woman as she walked through Hell's Kitchen on her way to church around 11:40 a.m. Monday.

In the video, Brandon Elliot kicked the woman in her abdomen and knocked her to the ground.

The shocking assault went viral on the internet, sparking outrage around the world.

Workers who watched the attack from inside the building were suspended from their jobs on Monday.

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Miami-Dade PD

A 43-year-old Miami man has been arrested by police in connection with the abduction and rape of a 12-year-old boy.

Aliex Santiesteban was arrested on Monday night in Miami's Overtown neighborhood. He was charged with sexual battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and attempted murder.

He is being held in the Miami-Dade jail without bond, NBC Miami reported.

Police say the Hispanic boy was abducted off the street around 2 a.m. Saturday on 43rd Terrace and 30th Avenue.

The boy was walking down the street when a man pulled up alongside him, forced him into a vehicle, and drove him to an empty lot near Northwest 45th Street and 31st Avenue, where he was sexually assaulted in the back seat of the car.

Santiesteban allegedly shot the boy and pushed him out of the vehicle, WPLG Local News 10 reported.

A bystander heard the boy's screams and took him to a nearby convenience store where an employee called 911.

Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters the child car door locks had been activated, blocking the boy's escape.

Unbeknownst to his parents, the boy apparently snuck out of his house, and had arranged pillows on his bed to give the appearance he was asleep. He was on his way back home from his friend's house when he was abducted.

He is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, according to NBC Miami.

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A well-funded Black Lives Matter activist was arrested Thursday for inciting violence inside the Capitol building during the DC riots. It was John Sullivan's second arrest in one week.

The Utah resident and anti-Trump activist told Just the News last week that he was present in Washington, DC, the day of the riot "specifically [as] a journalist, just to record the events that were going down."

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But photos show Sullivan wearing pro-Trump gear and carrying a Trump flag. He was captured on video shouting "Let's go. This shit is ours!" and "Let's burn this shit down."?

He bragged online that he broke a window at the Capitol building and led pro-Trump protesters inside.

Sullivan just happened to be filming near Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed by a Black Secret Service agent outside the Senate chamber.

Moments after Babbitt was shot, Sullivan's blonde accomplice, Jade Sacker, couldn't contain her excitement.

"We did it!" Sacker told Sullivan. "You were right! We did it!"

"Dude, I was trying to tell you," Sullivan replied. "I couldn't say much. Is this not going to be the best film you've ever made in your life?"

Sullivan was arrested on January 6, and charged with "rioting and criminal mischief." He was quickly released when he told police he was a "journalist" covering the riots.

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Sullivan made the rounds on cable television news, explaining what he saw when Babbitt was shot just feet away from him.

The FBI later insisted no Black Lives Matter or Antifa activists participated in the riots.

But dozens of videos have since surfaced showing Sullivan instigating violence inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Sullivan was arrested again on Thursday, Jan. 14, on charges stemming from his involvement in the riots. He is still in custody at this time.

Authorities used Sullivan's own videos to make the arrest, according to KUTV 2 News.

The feds were willing to let Sullivan go the first time. But he ran his mouth too much for them to ignore him.

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Maricopa County jail

A 32-year-old Arizona woman was arrested and charged with assault after she beat her three children for not wearing face masks.

Police were called to Michelle Boone's Wickenberg home Saturday night. Officers were told that she punched one child in the face, kicked a second child and picked up a minor child by the neck for not wearing masks despite all three children testing positive for the virus.

Charging documents obtained by AZ Central show Boone is facing three counts of child abuse, three counts of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Boone fled the home before police arrived but officers found hr walking down the street and arrested her, according to the documents.

Police say refused their command to stop and then fought them like a man when they tried to arrest her. She stopped resisting after an officer tased her with a stun gun.

She was transported to the Maricopa County jail and released on $5,000 bond.

Boone is seen smiling in her mugshot photo with a blue face mask tucked under her chin.

Court documents show Boone is no stranger to law enforcement. She was arrested for three previous incidents of domestic violence.

Studies have shown face masks do not stop the transmission of the coronavirus. A recent CDC report showed 74% of people who always wear masks still tested positive for Covid-19.

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Police have arrested one of the juveniles seen in viral videos attacking a BMW on a Manhattan street this week.

Video footage shows dozens of teens surrounding the vehicle, kicking the car and punching the windows as the driver's frantic mother called 911 while screaming, "We're going to die!

The 70-year-old woman and her son had just dropped off a donation to a nonprofit organization that benefits Black Lives Matter when the attack happened.

Max Torgovnick told the NY Post he and his mother were headed to his father's neurology office on Fifth Avenue when his BMW was surrounded by a pack of 50 teenagers on BMX bicycles -- Christmas gifts from a nonprofit organization.

Torgovnick said he was worried the teens would smash out his car windows, get inside the car and pull them out.

According to the NY Post, the juvenile detainee, who lives in Queens, is being charged with vandalism to Torgovnick's car and other misdemeanors.

More arrests are expected.

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Rome PD

A Rome, Georgia man advised a police officer of his HIV-positive status before leaning in to kiss him.

Marcus Demond Williams, 27, was arrested after he ran from the officer and refused to comply with his commands to stop.

Williams was charged with reckless conduct and three counts of obstruction, the Coosa Valley News reports.

Williams was also charged with marijuana possession after police found weed during a search.

The arrest was part of an ongoing prostitution sting in Floyd County.

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Fulton County Sheriff

A Georgia woman has been charged in the brutal beating death of a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting.

Sandy Springs police say Kirstie Hannah Flood, 29, beat little Fallon Fridley to death in the Sandy Springs apartment the toddler shared with her mother, Kristin Fridley Gantt.

Flood was arrested two days after Fallon was found unresponsive in the apartment.

Gantt, an employee at Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, told Channel 2 Action News the babysitter called her at work, crying hysterically, and told her the toddler fell and hit her head on playground equipment.

Fallon was rushed to a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta location, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

Doctors told police the child's injuries were inconsistent with Flood's story.

The coroner's report revealed a massive skull fracture and lacerations to Fallon's liver, spleen and colon. The autopsy showed the girl "suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect," Sandy Springs police said Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Flood had been Fallon's babysitter since August, and she was a family friend for years. Gantt couldn't comprehend that Flood was capable of such brutality.

Apparently, Flood was also unaware of the murderous rage that lurked inside her.

Police obtained a search warrant for her Flood's phone and found internet searches for "what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that's not yours," and "what type of people enjoy abusing other people's children" according to the warrant.

Flood, who is from Smyrna, was arrested five times before her 21st birthday, according to Cobb County records obtained by the AJC. The charges ranged from battery to alcohol use and drug possession.

Flood is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

A GoFundMe page created for funeral expenses raised nearly $32,000 as of Tuesday, Dec. 15.