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Dray Clark, NBC10 reporter and anchor, charged in cases of domestic violence
Dray Clark, an NBC10 reporter, and the anchor was detained on Friday and charged with his girlfriend in domestic violence, police said.
Dray Clark, an NBC10 reporter, and news presenter was detained on Friday and charged with domestic assault involving his girlfriend, police said. Clark, 41, is charged with 16 offenses including simple assault, terrorist attacks, robbery, and harassment.
A female identified as Clark's girlfriend told the police that an argument outside Clark's Chester, Pennsylvania, escalated at the house early Thursday, and Clark struck her several times, put his arms around her neck, and choked her, according to a police criminal complaint.
The lady informed the police that she agreed to enter Clark's house because her young child was there. Inside the house, the criminal complaint said, Clark, escalated physical violence again and squeezed the female.
The police complaint lodged on Friday states that Clark was detained last night in Wilmington, Delaware, and accused of beating the same female.
NBC10 released this statement a short period later: "The station management discovered that Dray Clark had been detained on both domestic violence cases. We take these allegations very severely. Dray will be out of the air immediately, pending the station's investigation."
Clark was charged on Friday afternoon, and an unsecured bail was laid at $20,000.
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Police: Philadelphia middle school students got sick from marijuana-induced Rice Krispies treats:
A student at the West Oak Lane Charter School in Philadelphia took marijuana-laced treats to school on Friday, and gave them to other students, said the principal.
"Some students took some edible marijuana this morning," said Charletta Zeigler, the principal of the K-8 charter, who said she called the police after learning about the incident from other students.
Between the ages of 11 and 13, the students involved, Zeigler said.
Police said the student provided Rice Krispies Treats to at least 15 other students around 9:50 a.m. After the administrators realized what had happened, they arranged to have the students to be medically evaluated at 7115 Stenton Ave. A police spokesman refused to provide extra information, including whether to charge the student, stating it was "still early in the inquiry."
Zeigler said the children posted on social media on Thursday that "it was going to occur." Students informed school officials about the posts on Friday, Zeigler said.
Students were returned to their parents after they had been evaluated, Zeigler said. She said that none of the students were sick, but refused to discuss the details of the incident, citing the ongoing investigation. "We're just making sure the students are OK right now," she said. "We cooperate completely" with the police.
"It's pretty difficult," she said, stopping something like this from happening."What we can do is continue educating our kids and parents." The school left voice messages for parents and sent students home with a letter on Friday, Zeigler said.
One of the oldest charter schools in the city, West Oak Lane opened in 1998 and enrolls more than 1,000 students.
It's far from being the only school to deal with marijuana edibles. Across the country, in the prior year, schools have recorded incidents regarding students offering marijuana gummy bears and cookies to classmates. In some cases, children have been unaware of marijuana-containing candies.
In May, the Cheltenham School District informed parents that students at Cedarbrook Middle School had ingested edibles of marijuana. While there are 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Philadelphia, cannabis sellers in Pennsylvania are forbidden from selling edibles.
Police: Intruder Attempting to Steal $5,000 Worth Of Marijuana Shot Dead By Home Owners During Botched Robbery
PHILADELPHIA —On Wednesday evening, an intruder was shot dead by a homeowner during a home invasion at an alleged drug house in South Philadelphia. Police are looking for a second suspect who ran out of the scene.
Philadelphia police and medical officers discovered a suspect shot dead inside a house on 2200 block of Darien Street, just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
"They discovered a male person lying on the first floor of the living room, at the bottom of the stairs. He was heavily slumped from his face and body over bleeding, "said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The police think that the accused and the homeowner were fighting over a gun. Homicide detectives say thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs have been stashed inside the house. The alleged drug house and deadly shooting left people on the edge who are living nearby.
"It's insane," said Philip Tonelli. "It's so near to home." Neighbors claim they woke up to the sound of a few gunshots. Investigators claim it was a violent end to the home invasion.
Police claim the shooting started just as the owner of the house answered by knocking on the door.
"The two armed gunmen forced their way into the property at this time," said Captain Jason Smith of the Philadelphia Police. "There was a fight between the witness and the first gunman to control the gun."
During the fight, the head of the homeowner was hit by a bullet, but he was still able to pick a weapon and shoot the first suspect, killing him. The accused was identified as 27-year-old James Jones.
"Mr. Jones has been charged with six previous convictions, including aggravated assault, robbery, theft, and other offenses," said Smith. A second suspect is gone. He's defined with a husky built as about 6-foot-1. He was seen last wearing black clothes.
Authorities believe that the suspects tried to rob about $5,000 worth of marijuana concealed inside the house. Police are now saying the homeowner is a witness.
"The witness is not expected to face legal action relating to the shooting incident. However, the witness may face legal action relating to narcotics in the house," Smith said.
Police also claim to have recovered a handgun inside the house that was used by the first person who was killed. North Carolina reported that handgun is stolen in 2014.
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Acting Philly Police Commissioner Christine Coulter Apologizes for Wearing Controversial L.A.P.D. T-Shirt in the 90s, Councilwoman Calls for Resignation
After Coulter's statement, Cindy Bass, Philadelphia City Councilor, read from a letter to Mayor Jim Kenney calling for Coulter's resignation.
A hearing on racist social media posts by police officers in Philadelphia City Council took a dramatic turn Tuesday when Acting Police Commissioner Christine M. Coulter apologized for the controversial t-shirt she wore in the 1990s, urging the councilwoman to call for her resignation.
The hearing addressed a report, released by the Plain read Project in June, that showed the results of a biennial review of over 3,000 racist Facebook posts and comments from both current and former officers in Philadelphia and seven other U.S. police departments.
The findings resulted in 72 Philadelphia cops being placed on administrative leave, including the suspension of 13 officers with the intent of being dismissed. at least seven officers resigned shortly afterwards announcement was made.
While giving the opening statement during Tuesday’s hearing, coulter shifted the main focus to herself, by addressing a t-shirt she wore 25 years ago. A photo, first reported by Philly.com, shows a coulter wearing a shirt, "L.A.P.D. We're treating you like a King. Some interpreted the words as referring to the heavily advertised, caught in 1991 by four Los Angeles police officers of beating Rodney King's on camera
Coulter initially said the image was taken during a gathering with other officers at the Jersey Shore when she worked within the 25th District, according to Philly.com. At Tuesday’s hearing, coulter said that she didn’t believe at the time that the shirt was referencing the Rodney King incident. She still apologized for wearing it, however.
“It is obvious that it was a bad decision on my part and I would not wear that shirt today,” she said. “Certainly, as I look into the past week and the hurt and damage it has caused people whom I care about to communities that I always care about, I should have known.”
After Coulter’s statement, Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass read from a letter written to Mayor Jim Kenney in which she called for Coulter’s resignation.
“I don't believe that the Acting Commissioner Christine M. coulter will effectively manage the external relationships necessary to address police and community tensions which are fully required of any commissioner,” Bass said in the letter.
Bass asked for coulter to step down straight off, which drew cheers from the crowd during the hearing.
A representative from the mayor's office told that while Kenney believes the shirt was in poor taste, he's glad coulter is taking responsibility for wearing it. The spokesperson also said Kenney hopes coulter is judged on her nearly 30 years of service rather than one poor decision.
"About all this, my heart was broken," Coulter said. "There are people in this room that I have served in their communities who know my heart and know that I have been serving in black and brown communities for 30 years with everything I have ever had to give, never treating people unjustly or unjustly because of their race. I treated people like gentlemen, even people I had to arrest.
Coulter became Philadelphia's top cop last month after former Commissioner Richard Ross' sudden resignation. He stepped down one day after 2 female police officers filed an amended cause alleging Ross didn’t properly deal with their accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination against other members of the department. Ross was also accused of getting an affair with one of the women.
Coulter was listed as a suspect in the federal lawsuit.
Philadelphia's managing director said an all-out search is on for a permanent police commissioner with the goal of hiring one by the end of the year. the city also released a survey residents can fill out online expressing what they need from a new commissioner.
Employee Shoots, Kills thief inside subway PCS Store in Southwest Philadelphia, Police Say
Police said only the employee and the suspect were inside the shop at the time. A worker shot and killed a thief inside a subway PCS store in Southwest Philadelphia, according to investigators.
Police said an unidentified man in his late 30s armed with a gun tried to rob the shop on 70th Street and Elmwood Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Monday.
surveillance video from inside the shop showing the suspect walking inside, displaying a weapon and throwing a bag on the counter in front of the employee. the worker, whom investigators said has a permit to hold, then quickly pulled out his own gun and opened fire, shooting the suspect multiple times.
"Out of nowhere I heard as 10 shots burst," a witness, who didn't wish to be identified
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:12 p.m. by medics.
On Tuesday, a spokesperson said the homicide unit for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office determined the shooting was justified.
"After reviewing video of the incident the DAO homicide unit has concurred with the Philadelphia police department that this was a justified self-protection shooting according to Pennsylvania law," the spokesperson wrote.
The employee, whom sources say is a Marine soldier, wasn't hurt during the incident and was the only other person inside the shop.
"He ran to the shop nearby," a witness said. "He looked frightened and like he was panicking."
Police said the shop had been robbed twice within the past year before Monday's incident.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The tense encounter that lasted less than 12 seconds was captured on surveillance video.
Police say the suspect was there to rob the place and he likely didn’t recognize the employee inside was armed.
Out of nowhere, I heard about ten gunshots,” an eyewitness said.
Reports of gunfire came on the initial call. Police rushed to the corner of 70th and elmwood Streets in Southwest Philadelphia.
“When they arrived on the scene, they were met by an employee of MetroPCS,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Scott Drissel said.
It turns out that shooting happened inside the MetroPCS cell phone store.
“The guy that works at MetroPCS run out of the store with a gun in his hand,” said the witness.
Around 4:10 p.m. Monday, a man wearing a hoodie can be seen in surveillance video coming into the shop with a handgun. He tosses the bag toward the employee, telling him to fill it with phones. but the robber did not know that the employee was armed.
“He discharged his gun at the suspect numerous times, striking him,” Drissel said.
Police regularly visit the shop. and there is police logbook in there. Officers can typically go inside the shop and meet with the employees there and sign the logbook, Drissel said.
On Monday evening, technicians with the Medical Examiner’s office, homicide detectives, and crime scene analysts combed through the shop.
Those who live, look and work nearby, and some who even know the employee, say they’re glad he's OK.
“He comes in here and buys food. I bought my phone from there. He’s an extremely someone,” a witness said.
“It’s a shame that it had to happen, however, thank God, you know what I mean, he didn’t get hurt,” one girl said.
The store employee has not been charged with anything, though the investigation continues.
Police haven't released the identity of the would-be thief who was killed.
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Luxembourgers in Chicago – notable Luxembourg Americans
Michael Schaack, one of the most prominent police officers in the history of the Chicago Police Department, was born in Septfontaines, Luxembourg, on 23 April 1843. At the age of 13, he and his parents and siblings migrated to Chicago.
Like most of the teenage boys of his day, Michael needed to find a job to supplement his family's income.
He worked for the first time in a furniture factory, earning $3.00 a week. After a while, he moved to the Luxembourg community of Port Washington, Wisconsin, where he worked as a farmer. At the age of 18, Michael moved to Cairo, Illinois, to work in a brewery, and at last, he was employed as a ship's helmsman on the Great Lakes.
On 15 June 1869, at the age of 26, Michael became a member of the Chicago Police Department. He started his service in the crime-ridden "Old Armory" district of the city. He's been there for six years. Michael was transferred to the north side of Chicago, where he worked with many of his fellow Luxembourgers. He was soon transferred to the Secret Police Force, and in 1872 he was made a Sargent. He was very successful as a Secret Police officer was credited with more than 860 arrests, including notorious killers, robbers, and burglars.
Over the years, Michael has gained a reputation as a tough, relentless, intuitive, nonsensical police officer, investigator, and interrogator. He was a force to be reckoned with in the streets of Chicago, and his name and personality were known throughout the city. He was loved by many and hated by others, depending on one's own lifestyle and political ideology. He and his wife were frequently threatened as trials were underway and their homes were twice set on fire by arsonists as acts of intimidation. Yet Michael has never stopped crusading for justice and the law.
Michael was named Lieutenant in 1879 and Captain in 1885. The Northside Inspector's Office was established in 1892 and Michael was named to that position. This gave him complete control of the entire police force north of the Chicago River. He also had jurisdiction to spy on fellow officers and investigate corruption within the Northside Police Force.
In his illustrious career, Michael was well known for his role in resolving some of Chicago's most heinous and challenging crimes, including the murder of Murkowski, Cronin's murder, Luetgert's murder, Colliander's murder, Hroneck's dynamite case, and Krug's poisoning. Yet the most notorious event was his role in finding and arresting the "anarchists" responsible for Chicago's famous Haymarket Riot and bombing on May 4, 1886.
On the previous day, May 3rd, one person was killed and several more injured as Chicago police intervened to protect strikebreakers and intimidate strikers during the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company pro-union rally. This pro-union meeting was a component of an hour workday national campaign. In response to what they saw as police brutality, members of the labor movement often referred to as "anarchists," called the next day a mass meeting at Haymarket Square in Chicago.
Mexican drug lord ' El Mencho ' supplies almost 90% of Chicago's illegal drugs
CHICAGO — Federal agents say drugs are flooding Chicago's streets. Nemesio Oseguera-Cervantes, known as "El Mencho," is a Mexican drug lord with a bounty of $10 million on his head, like the United States. The most wanted fugitive from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
"He is DEA's number one priority and, frankly, US federal law enforcement," said Matthew Donahue, Mexico's top DEA agent.
Nearly 800 people died last year as a result of drug overdoses in Chicago, and authorities say that about 90% of illegal drugs coming to Chicago come from Mexico.
The agents say El Mencho makes hundreds of millions of dolls by flooding the U.S. with drugs
By flooding the U.S. with drugs, agents say El Mencho is making hundreds of millions of dollars a year and is responsible for a third of the U.S. street flooding drugs.
"He is the one responsible for sending the poison that kills innocent women and children. So what happens when the child of somebody dies? Probably good chance it probably came from this organization," Donahue said.
Donahue helped uncover in Mexico's jungle dozens of El Mencho drug laboratories. The DEA says it violently protects its empire. In recent years, cartel violence has resulted in thousands of murders. There are about 94 homicides per day, according to statistics from the Mexican government.
"He's got a huge amount of guns; RPGs,.50- caliber guns attached to the truck back. He basically has a SWAT team of his own," said Donahue. When the Mexican army set out to arrest him in 2015, his men killed six soldiers and shot down a military helicopter. This summer, in a fight with rival cartels, his cartel was suspected of carrying out public executions.
Back in Chicago, the seized Mexican drugs are so toxic that without protective gear they can't be handled. Cocaine packs are stamped with trafficker brands at the laboratory. More than one third can be traced back to the cartel of El Mencho.
The DEA says that part of the challenge of capturing El Mencho is that he has all the police departments in Mexico on his payroll.