D.C. cop ends up in epic dance-off with teen after breaking up fight

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

D.C. cop ends up in epic dance-off with teen after breaking up fight.

A Washington, D.C., police officer found herself in an unusual confrontation with a high school student earlier this week that tested skills not taught at the police academy.

Twice this week, the United States was moved by the way a white cop confronted a black teenaged girl and her mobile phone, but for very different reasons. The female officer, who requested to remain anonymous, challenged 17-year-old Aaliyah Taylor to a dance competition after the teen walked up to her and started doing the “Nae Nae.” “As I’m stepping off, I started to dance and then the cop was like, ‘I could do better,’ and I was like, ‘OK, you want to challenge me?'” Aaliyah told NBC Washington. “I was in shock.” The senior at Ballou High School and the officer then whip out their best freestyle moves, according to the video, which has been viewed more than 550,000 times and received more than 9,000 shares. “DC has innovative ways to keep our community #saferstrongerDC. The officer in the video challenged the other girl to a dance-off to calm the situation. “Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun,” Taylor told the Washington Post. “I never expected cops to be that cool. With all the recent national attention on police brutality, a natural assumption at this point would be that this story ends, like countless others, in violence.

Though anecdotal and brief, this hip-shaking, moon-walking encounter in southwest Washington serves as a comical reminder that positive interactions do happen between the police and the communities they serve. There are some good cops.” In a statement, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the video showed the officer “positively engaging with teens and diffusing the conflict in a manner that appropriately resolved the call.” He said the incident was “reflective of the many positive police-community interactions that take place daily in Washington, D.C.. Marinos Marinos, the secretary of the D.C. police union, said these sorts of personal interactions between officers and residents aren’t unusual — it’s just that most don’t make it to the Internet. “We are humans just like everyone else,” Marinos said. “Everyday we come in contact with thousands of citizens and almost all of them have positive outcomes.” D.C.

However, young, black, or male Americans were more likely to experience force than any other demographic group. “The vast majority of police officers do their jobs everyday, anonymously and heroically,” Pasco says. Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the officer’s dance moves on Twitter Wednesday, saying “DC has innovative ways” to keep the city safer and stronger. Growing up in a black family with six sisters and one brother, she says, all of whom have been arrested for nonviolent offenses, she’d only heard stories about excessively rude or rough officers.

In the end, the crowds finally dispersed but there was no official victor in Monday’s impromptu dance competition, as the opponents both claimed herself to be the winner. One America is gasping at the brutality of the South Carolina video – the kind of stuff black Americans have been talking about all along – while another America is stunned that Good Cop actually exists. Los Angeles: A porn actor convicted of extorting an Audi sports car and $US500,000 ($690,000) in cash from a wealthy tech tycoon by threatening to publicise his hiring of male escorts for sex was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly six years in federal prison. In addition to the 70-month prison term, Teofil Brank, better known by his stage name, Jarec Wentworth, was also ordered to pay about $US500,000 in restitution to his victim, according to a spokesman for the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles.

A Los Angeles jury convicted Brank in July of extorting Donald Burns, chairman of MagicJack VocalTec, a low-cost internet phone service, according to court records.

Police: Student stabbed at Baltimore high school dies

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child.

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