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Birmingham PD

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.

CAUTION: This video contains excessive profanity and extremely offensive language. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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CBS2, Crime Stoppers

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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YouTube, Atlanta PD

Police identified the man who took six guns and body armor into an Atlanta Publix supermarket.

Rico Marley, 22, was arrested Wednesday after he walked into the Publix supermarket at Atlantic Station with six guns.

A manager called 911 to report a man came into the store with a rifle and headed toward the mens restroom.

"A witness observed the male and alerted store management, who then notified police," Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Officers and SWAT team members arrived within minutes and took Marley into custody. According to police he was carrying two long guns and four handguns, all of which were concealed.

Marley does not have a concealed carry license.

Charles Russell, who delivers groceries for Instacart, told Channel 2 Action News he saw a man with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle inside the store.

"(That) kind of startled me with the events that recently happened in the grocery store up in Colorado," Russell said, referring to the mass shooting in a Boulder supermarket that left 10 people dead.

Anti-Trump jihadist Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was arrested in that case.

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Miami-Dade County PD

Two North Carolina men face charges of raping, drugging and robbing a woman who was found dead in a hotel room in South Beach, Florida.

Evoire Collier, 21, (left) and Dorian Taylor, 24, both of Greensboro, North Carolina, allegedly gave Christine Englehardt a "green pill" which she chased down with alcohol at a South Beach bar.

They then took her back to her room at the Albion Hotel, where she passed out. Englehardt's semi-nude body was found on the bed in the room on Thursday, March 18.

Collier later told police he and Taylor -- in town for Spring Break -- met 24-year-old Englehardt at a local restaurant before giving her the drug as they walked along Ocean Drive.

The trio then headed back to her hotel at 1650 James Avenue, according to a police report

Surveillance footage shows the men holding Englehardt by her neck as she staggered to her room.

Collier and Taylor then had sex with Englehardt while she was unconscious, police said. Authorities said Englehardt was unable to give consent because she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Collier and Taylor allegedly robbed Englehardt, stealing her phone, cash and credit cards before leaving her for dead, police say.

A surveillance camera caught one of the men using her credit card to buy alcohol at a liquor store.

Collier and Taylor appeared in a Miami-Dade courtroom on Monday following their arrests on Sunday. A judge ordered the two suspects held without bail.

The suspects face murder or manslaughter charges if tests show the drug they gave Englehardt was the cause of her death.

Miami Beach officials declared a state of emergency and imposed an 8 p.m. curfew in South Beach after thousands of mostly Black, maskless Spring breakers descended on Miami for the annual ritual of drinking, drugs and partying.

Police arrested more than 1,000 people -- mostly Black out-of-towners who were not just college students.
 

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Oklahoma City PD

Five Oklahoma City police officers were charged with 1st-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager robbery suspect.

Stavian Rodriguez, 15, was shot multiple times after robbing a convenience store on November 23.

The teenager was shot after he dropped a gun and raised his arms in the air outside an Okie Gas Express in Oklahoma City.

The officers were identified by police as Bethany Sears, Jared Barton, Corey Adams, John Skuta and Brad Pemberton.

Attorneys for the cops say they opened fire when he refused an order after climbing out of a drive-thru window.

"Show us your hands, sir," one officer said. "Nobody has to get hurt. Just show us your hands."

Rodriguez raised his shirt, taking the gun out of his waistband and holding it out by its extended magazine. "Oh, don't do that," one officer said, as Rodriguez dropped the gun on the ground.

Rodriguez reached toward his back pocket when cops told him to get on the ground. About a dozen gunshots rang out and Rodriguez is heard moaning.

The shooting of Rodriguez, a white Hispanic, led to protests in Oklahoma City last year and a negligence claim against the city. "How many more?" one protester wrote on a sign held outside a police station Dec. 12.

"No one should be executed because they made 'furtive movements.' Our systems are broken and need to be re-imagined and need rebuilding," Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon wrote on Twitter last year.
 

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NYPD

A Bronx mother has been charged with abandoning her 4-year-old daughter alone on a street corner at night.

The girl knew only her name, Sidaya, when NYPD police picked her up at the corner of East 156th Street and Prospect Avenue just after midnight on Saturday.

Police released photos of the youngster along with a plea for help from the public to identify the child.

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When no one came forward, police released surveillance video that shows Sidaya walking behind a woman about 4 blocks away from where Sidaya was found on the corner.

At one point the little girl caught up to the woman, but the woman looked back at the child, then walked away, leaving her alone on the street.

Sidaya was wearing a sweater but no jacket in 40-degree weather.

On Monday, police arrested Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, and charged her with child abandonment and reckless endangerment according to the New York Daily News.

Abdul Salaam told police she went to a homeless shelter to sleep after abandoning her child, police said.

Sidaya was evaluated at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, and found to be in good health. She is currently in child protective custody.

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A 14-year-old Michigan girl who allegedly stabbed her grandmother to death in her bedroom won't be charged as an adult.

Police say Cynthia Mosby, a 65-year-old nurse, was stabbed multiple times on Sunday, Feb. 21, and left for her son to find the following day.

Mosby's son called 911 after he found his mother lying face down on the bedroom floor of her home in Canton Township. The suspect wasn't at home when police arrived. Mosby was the girl's sole guardian, authorities said.

The suspect's father, who lived in the home with his mother and daughter, said the girl probably snapped because Mosby pushed her to focus on her studies.

After the murder, the teen fled about 25 miles away to a motel in Southgate, where she checked in using her late grandmother's credit card.

Police located the girl at the motel with a young man on Monday, Feb. 22, the day after the murder.

The male was not charged. Police believe the murder was premeditated.

The teen was arraigned Saturday morning on both first and second-degree murder, 10 News reported.

The girl is being charged as "adult designated," although she is not being charged as an adult.

"In this case, the 14-year-old girl is being adult designated because upon conviction it gives the judge the most flexibility during sentencing to provide options for rehabilitation of this very troubled youth," said Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy in a statement.

According to reports, the teen was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. She is scheduled for a competency hearing on April 15.

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Facebook

A Miami anesthesiologist has been charged with a hate crime after she allegedly punched a Hispanic man in a supermarket parking lot.

Dr. Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, lashed out at a male shopper who asked her to socially distance due to Covid-19 guidelines while at a supermarket in Hialeah, a Hispanic suburb of Miami.

According to the Miami Herald, the man asked her to back up -- and when she ignored him, he repeated "back up" in Spanish.

Dr. Wright reportedly "mumbled bad words," then walked up to him and hurled racial slurs and other insults.

The police report states Wright stabbed the man's tires with her car keys while telling the man to go back to his country.

A witness stated Wright told him, "Sp*c. We should've gotten rid of you when we could. This is not going to be Biden's America, this is my America."

She then allegedly punched and kicked the man.

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Miami-Dade County Jail

The incident occurred on Jan. 20, but Wright wasn't arrested until Feb. 19, according to Miami-Dade County court records.

She was charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim, battery with prejudice, and a felony hate crime.

Dr. Wright, who is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center, posted bond and was released Friday.

Wright has posted support for former President Donald Trump online, often sharing MAGA-themed memes and images, such as a profile photo that reads: "World knows Trump won #MAGA."

On February 9, Wright shared a meme on Facebook that said, "It's okay to be white." On February 12, she uploaded a meme that read, "They don't want you to have free speech. So they invented the term 'hate speech' to shut you up."

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Essex County Jail

A New Jersey corrections officer confessed to killing two women because he was upset his Cougar girlfriend wasn't returning his calls.

John P. Menendez, 23, was charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of his 40-year-old girlfriend, Anna Shpilberg, and her friend, Luiza Shinkarevskaya, also 40.

Police recovered a 9mm handgun registered to the former Hudson County corrections officer nearby, according to court documents obtained by the NY Post.

Police responding to 911 reports of gunshots on Tuesday found Shinkarevskaya dead with a gunshot wound to the head in a Jiffy's parking lot near Newark Liberty Airport.

While police were still at the scene, a bloodied Menendez approached them and confessed to killing Shinkarevskaya and his girlfriend, Shpilberg.

He said he shot Shpilberg, a dental hygienist, because he was angry she ignored his calls while on vacation with Shinkarevskaya.

"I can't believe I did this. Just arrest me, bro," he told police.

He then directed cops to a Mercedes-Benz C300 parked near Newark Penn Station. Shpilberg was found dead in the passenger seat with a bullet wound to the head, court papers say.

Menendez told police that both women were returning on a flight at the airport and that he was scheduled to pick them up, according to court documents.

Shpilberg's former fiancé, Fabian Goni, told police Menendez was controlling and regularly demanded she "report to him" on her whereabouts.

"He wanted texts and videos as proof of where she was," Goni said.

Menendez is being held without bond at the Essex County Jail.