These days, public favor toward the long arm of the law hasn't exactly been at an all-time high. This past week, one man decided to express his frustration with the NYPD by taking matters into his own hands. CNN originally shared footage of the bizarre incident, which found a man by the name of Courtney Thompson arrested after partaking in a drive-by dousing. Which is to say, he ran by a police officer and poured a whole bucket of water upon said officer's dome.
The incident, which transpired in Brooklyn, led to Thompson being hit with a variety of charges, including disorderly conduct, harassment, criminal nuisance and obstructing governmental administration. To make this matter even more peculiar, CNN claims that three men were originally wanted over a similar water-based attack, which transpired on Sunday, July 21st. Clearly, this is the work of a band of serial drenchers. Or worse, a real-life rendition of "the wet bandits."
Of course, that's not to say we condone this sort of behavior. Nobody should be involuntarily soaked, even if it is during a heatwave. Naturally, many across social media have been quick to point out the double standard surrounding the extreme reaction of the police department in doling out charges over something non-fatal. Regardless of where you stand, arrests have indeed been made, and anyone thinking of protesting by way of errant soaking should likely re-evaluate their choices accordingly.
Police Officer Mistakes Sex Toy For Gun & Arrests Uber Driver
Sometimes, sex toys look like guns.
A Uber driver got himself in quite a situation as of late. According to reports by Bossip, a 48-year-old man by the name of Eliot Buenano-Andrade was nabbed by police officers in Monroe, Connecticut this past Tuesday. The driver was accosted for allegedly masturbating in the car and when the police attempted to arrest him, things went left. Buenano-Andrade attempted to reach for what the authorities thought was a gun, but really, it was actually a sex toy. The middle-aged man was caught by the police who noticed that his windows were steaming up. Additionally, an open case of beer was spotted on the passenger seat and the whole thing looked very suspicious. Upon approaching the man in the car, the police checked to see if he was drunk. They asked him to recite the alphabet and the man began with “D” and ended with “K” (pun intended, we suppose).
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The officers asked Buenano-Andrade to step out of the vehicle and at that moment, the Uber Driver began reaching for something in his pants. The cops ended up yanking him out and wrestling with him out of fear that the concealed object was a gun. When it was revealed that it was simply a sex toy, the officers were embarrassed. The whole thing ended with the driver being charged with police interference as well as driving under the influence. We do not know if the suspect will still work with Uber as the ride-sharing company has not commented on the situation as of yet.
Police Officer Shoots & Kills Unarmed 18-Year-Old Teen: Report
We are reporting on unfortunate news today. The police were involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Black teen by the name of Tyrese West. According to BOSSIP, West was shot and killed early on Saturday morning by a Mt. Pleasant police officer. The teen is believed to have ignored the police officer's command and the officer claims he "was forced to shoot him." The officer involved was identified as Sgt. Eric Giese who is believed to have 12 years of experience working for the village's Police Department. The cop was promoted to sergeant and had been for a year and a half prior to the aforementioned occurrence. Following the shooting, he was placed on administrative leave.
Hundreds of people gathered on Thursday night at the corner of Racine and 20th streets to remember the late Tyrese. Community advocate Tory Lowe offered a quite emotional speech to the crowd, stating: "We want justice for Tyrese. We want answers, and the only way we’re going to get the answers is if we demand the answers. Tyrese was stopped for riding a bike,” Lowe said. “And he ended up with two shots in his head. How do we know that he got two shots in his head? Because the body was released to the family. This wasn’t told to us. We saw it." The authorities are currently investigating the case.
Phoenix Mayor Is "Sick" Over Brutal Family Arrest & Police Chief Publicly Apologizes
The Phoenix police chief apologized to the family involved.
Last week, a video of Phoenix police officers drawing guns and using excessive force to arrest a family quickly went viral. The video which was recorded by a bystander shows a young couple which included a pregnant woman, being arrested with guns pointed at them and so right outside of their baby sitter's apartment complex. The brutal arrest was also witnessed by the couple's two children which included a four-year-old and a toddler. It is also believed that the arrest occurred due to shoplifting claims and we found out that the eldest daughter allegedly stole a dollar store doll. Nevertheless, due to the violence of the counter, a civil lawsuit was quickly filed against the city's police department in the upwards of $10 million dollars. The arrest shocked many folks and social media, celebrities as well. Jay-Z's lawyers recently offered legal support to the family in their rights violation proceedings against the city's police. And now, the department's chief has finally spoken out on the ordeal and issued his sincerest apologies.
According to The Washington Post, Police Chief Jeri Williams publicly apologized to the family, Phoenix community and the public for the incident on Sunday Phoenix TV station KTKV. He also added that an international investigation was underway to look into the incident. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also shared an apology to the family Twitter on Sunday.
Restaurant Shuts Down Temporarily After Decomposing Body Leaks Through Ceiling
Siam Corner Thai Kitchen closed down for renovations after the incident.
A restaurant in Windsor, Connecticut was forced to shut down after fluids from a decomposing body leaked through the restaurant ceilings. According to Vice, Officer Ryan Wilder was called to an apartment building after a woman reported that she hadn’t seen her neighbor in a few days. Right after, the officer was asked to check out Siam’s Corner Thai Kitchen by a worker who asked if Wilder could check out the restaurant too because of a strong smell in the kitchen and a reddish-brown liquid leaking from the ceiling.
I went into the restaurant and discovered a reddish brown substance dripping from the ceiling located behind the front counter of the restaurant,” Officer Wilder said in a police report. “It appeared that the dripping substance was possibly blood.”
Wilder went up to the apartment unit that the neighbor previously reported where he ultimately found a dead body. A man reportedly passed away from his bed. “It was readily apparent that [name redacted] had been deceased for several days, as his body had begun stages of [decomposition],” the police report read. WFSB reports that the man died of natural causes, although they’ve yet to determine any specifics.
According to WTNH, a biohazard company came in for remediation of the restaurant. Just a day later, the Siam’s Corner Thai Kitchen closed down for renovation. “We [are] currently closed to bring the restaurant into compliance with all current fire codes,” a staffer told VICE in a Facebook message. “We hope we can open next week.” They insisted that it wasn’t closed due to the body but rather because the ceiling was not up to the city’s standard.
50 Cent Reacts To "Dirty Cop" Threats With Potential Legal Action
The rapper says the NYPD's failure to tell him of this menace poses concern.
50 Cent is understood to have interaction in on-line beef and rivalry, normally shared with the general public for laughs. The newest occasion, nevertheless, is taken with severe consideration. As beforehand reported, Emanuel Gonzalez, a commanding NYPD police officer, instructed his fellow cops to "shoot him on sight" throughout a routine roll name earlier than they headed to a boxing match 50 Cent was rumored to attend. The police division is alleged to have positioned the incident "below inner evaluate."
The rapper has personally responded to the matter social media as we speak. "This is how I get up this morning," he said Twitter. "This man Emanuel Gonzales is a grimy cop abusing his POWER. The unhappy half is that this man nonetheless has a badge and a gun. I take this menace very critically and im consulting with my authorized counsel relating to my choices transferring ahead."