According to the RTA, "officers on routine patrol peacefully removed an intoxicated 14-year-old male from a bus. Police said the juvenile was intoxicated to the point where he was unable to care for himself."
Police then escorted the boy to the bus shelter, where officers intended to collect information before taking him to police headquarters where he would have been released to a parent or guardian, according to the statement.
A crowd gathered near the scene within minutes, so officers put the boy in the back of a cruiser for his safety, the statement said.
"The crowd then surrounded the car, and attempted to remove the juvenile from the car," the statement said. "By this time, several other law enforcement agencies had also responded.
"The crowd kept the police car from leaving the area. A transit Police officer used a general burst of pepper spray in an attempt to push back the crowd, to no avail."
The boy was then taken to nearby paramedics and was eventually released to his mother about 5:45 p.m., according to the statement.
RTA officials are investigating the incident. It is unclear if any members of the crowd were injured.
The Movement for Black Lives national conference, which was held this weekend at Cleveland State University, meant to draw attention to police brutality and race relations.
There is no reason for a white person to be a cop anymore; daring to uphold law and order (or help a 14-year-old black kid whose under the influence of alcohol) will get your surrounded by blacks prepared to remind the country #CopLivesDontMatter.
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Several pastors feel betrayed by University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white UC police officer. And they're challenging Ono to defy prosecutor Joe Deters and release the officer's body cam video.
A prominent black minister, the Rev. Damon Lynch III, and a diverse group of pastors say it was unfair for UC to release the police incident report Thursday while Deters withholds the video. The pastors say the incident report only give the officer's side of the story, and they're asking Ono to release the video now – with or without Deters' consent, whether Deters sues UC or not.
"We're asking UC, which still has a copy of the tape, to release it."
Following Officer Ray Tensing's killing of Sam Dubose during a traffic stop Sunday, Ono invited the pastors to meet with him Thursday and informed them that he was ordering UC police to stop patrolling off campus. Tensing pursued Dubose to a Mount Auburn street because Dubose's Honda Accord didn't have a front license plate.
Lynch has been a long-time spokesperson and advocate for police reform. He stepped to the forefront after the fatal shooting of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed black teen, by white Cincinnati police officer Stephen Roach that led to riots in the city in 2001.
Ono said at a news conference Wednesday that he was prepared to release the video after the shooting but deferred to Deters, who said he would withhold it during the investigation. On Thursday, Deters said he wouldn't release it until the grand jury had seen it. On Friday, Deters said his office plans to complete its presentation to the grand jury by the end of next week.
Another UC officer responding to the scene, Phillip Kidd, backed up Tensing's account, saying he witnessed Dubose's 1998 Honda Accord dragging Tensing and Tensing firing one shot, according to the report.
Cincinnati police from Districts 4 and 5 have agreed to increase patrols in the neighborhood areas around UC's Uptown campuses, Ono said in a statement Friday.
The wrestler has since apologized: "Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it."
The WWE has fired Hulk Hogan after reports surfaced that the wrestling legend went on a racist N-word-filled tirade.
"WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan)," the company said in a statement Friday morning. "WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."
The WWE has not confirmed the specific reason for ending its contract with Hogan.
According to a "joint investigation" by the The National Enquirer and Radar Online, the decision came down after additional footage from Hogan's 2012 sex tape leaked, showing the wrestler making racist comments about his daughter Brooke's boyfriend, whom he believed to be black.
"I’d rather if she was going to f— some n—er," Hogan reportedly said on the tape. "I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—er worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
The WWE has since scrubbed all mentions of Hogan's name from its website. A source tells THR that a replacement judge will appear in Hogan's place on Tuesday's episode of WWE Tough Enough. Further details will be announced on Tuesday's episode. Additionally, the WWE will no longer air previous episodes of the series that involve Hogan.
According to USA Today, Hogan is also no longer present on the WWE Hall of Fame page. All merchandise has been removed from WWEShop.com.
According to a separate report by Marc Lamont Hill, citing transcripts from the tape, there is additional audio of Hogan calling The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson, the n-word as well as "samba."
In a statement to People, Hogan has apologized for his comments, saying: "Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it."
Oh. My. God.
A conversation eight years ago becomes grounds for terminating an employee who is indisputably responsible with building the very foundations Vince McMahon built his entertainment empire upon...
Welcome to life in the USSA, an open-air Gulag, where every man is his own commissar...
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The Americans will be voting in 2016 for their 45th president. Various hats are in the ring, including that belonging to the thrice-wed New Yorker Donald Trump who seems to have decided in February this year, more or less on a whim, to run for president.
Trump generally favours style over substance. He makes a big fanfare and announces grandiose projects; generally the delivery of those projects is somewhat less than awesome. Notionally his business is "real estate" but his real business is "Trump" - he puts his name to things and takes a cut. It was typically Trump that after deciding to run for president he had to pick a party and join it. He has been a member of most parties but seems to have settled on the Republicans this time.
In Trump's business world all publicity is good publicity. Even if he never reaches the ballot his foray into politics will translate into business success. The "bigger" his name gets, the more he can charge for using it.
But, somewhat unexpectedly, Trump's candidature is being taken seriously. He has two advantages the other candidates do not: his $7 billion personal fortune, and the fact he has never held elected office. Together these mean he is beholden to no one and owes no favours and does not have to do deals to get money.
So he is currently riding high. His blunt speaking (and tweeting) is playing well with the right wing,
Some sample tweets from today...
What a waste of time being interviewed by [Anderson Cooper] when he puts on really stupid talking heads like Tim O'Brien - dumb guy with no clue!
Media attacking you early this morning. A GOOD SIGN! America is proud of you for ignoring the MEDIA and telling it like it is!
Congress Can't Find Money for Veterans *Houses, Feeds, Educates, Provide Drs for illegals *Gives Iran over $200 Billion
Of course "The Donald" (as his first wife Ivanka once called him) has feinted at the White House before and then shied away. But if he sticks at it he could be a contender.
Trump vs Hillary anyone?
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