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Rapper Pooh Shiesty is being held without bond in a Miami jail, charged with discharging a firearm in a Miami strip club.
Shiesty, born Lontrell Williams, Jr., surrendered to authorities following the shooting of a security guard at the King of Diamonds strip club on Memorial Day.
The guard survived the shooting. Secret Service agents were able to match the serial numbers of money dropped at the crime scene to numbers on money the rapper flashed on Instagram.
Williams turned himself in on June 8, and faces charges of aggravated battery and violent crime in connection with the shooting of the security guard.
A Miami-Dade judge ordered Williams held without bond. During the bond hearing, the rapper wore a suicide vest which is normally given to inmates who express suicidal thoughts.
The 21-year-old Memphis native is signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 Records and Atlantic Records. He is best known for his singles "Main Slime Remix" and "Shiesty Summer."
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A former Secret Service agent was honored to serve as Michelle Obama's protector, but one aspect of her job troubled her.
Evy Poumpouras told Insider that she "could do nothing" when witnessing racist comments or signs targeting the former first lady.
Poumpouras served as Mrs. Obama's Secret Service agent during Michelle and Barack Obama's time at the White House. She also protected George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush during her 12 years in the secret service, according to Insider.
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In her 2020 memoir, "Becoming Bulletproof," Poumpouras recalled feeling "outraged" when people hurled racist slurs or directed a racist sign at the former first lady.
"As the first Black First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama had to withstand certain kinds of disparagement that none of her predecessors ever faced," Poumpouras wrote. "I was on her protective detail when we were driving to a school to deliver a speech; we passed someone on a bridge holding up a shockingly racist sign directed at her."
"I remember feeling outraged -- after all, it was part of our job to protect the first family mentally as well as physically. But if the First Lady saw the sign, she gave no indication of it," she added.
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Poumpouras told Insider there was "no protocol" in place to deal with Americans who expressed their freedom of speech.
"I could do nothing," she told Insider. "There's freedom of speech in the United States, and even if I personally feel that speech is wrong, the law doesn't give me the power to take that person's speech away."
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A Florida man is behind bars for threatening President Donald Trump on Facebook Live. Chauncy Lump, 26, wore a towel on his head and a show curtain over his body in the Facebook Live video.
He smeared white cream on his face and threatened Trump’s life after Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was blown apart in a drone missile strike in Iraq on Jan. 3.
"He killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald. I am ready," Lump said, according to the complaint.
"Do Not play with me, I have AK-47, I have it here, do not play with me, okay," he said before threatening to travel to West Palm Beach, Florida, where Trump was staying on Friday night.
When Secret Service agents showed up at his door the next day, Lump told them the threats were intended as "a joke." But federal agents weren't laughing as they took him into custody.
Lump was charged with knowingly and willfully making threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the president of the United States, a federal crime.
The Secret Service was tipped off by a Facebook employee who spotted the video shortly after it went live on a page called "BlackMan Vs America."
Lump legally owns a semi-automatic pistol. He told agents he had a bachelor's degree in homeland security from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, but authorities ran a background check and learned he only completed one semester.
Lump told authorities the video was a mistake. "I shouldn't have did it in the first place," he said, according to the complaint.
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Secret Service agents have beefed up security and added four checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago to examine vehicles for explosives amid threats from Iran.
Security is even tougher at Mar-a-Lago after Iran placed an $80 million bounty on Trump's head as revenge for the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a drone strike last week.
According to London's Daily Mail, an Iranian presidential adviser posted a list of Trump’s properties around the world as potential targets.
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Among those properties is Trump's expansive Mar-a-Lago estate. Guests must pass through as many as four Secret Service checkpoints to enter Mar-a-Lago.
The extra protections are in addition to the security measures by the U.S. Air Force, which enforces a no-fly zone over Mar-a-Lago whenever Trump is in town.
The U.S. Coast Guard also ramped up patrols in the waters around Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach police have shut down roads leading to the estate.
Trucks and other vehicles are searched and the U.S. Army maintains strict patrols on the grounds of the posh estate.
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