Did you encounter any difficulties on the road to this place?
Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?
What objectives would you would like to accomplish on your jihad path?
Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?
— Questions from the declassified Al Qaeda membership application form.
« Cleveland officer acquitted in killings of unarmed pair amid 137-shot barrage
[…] “The state did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant Michael Brelo knowingly caused the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams,” said Judge John P. O’Donnell in his ruling, “because the essential element of causation was not proved for both counts.”
[…] Brelo, prosecutors said, was the only one who continued to shoot after the threat was over. He climbed onto the hood of the Malibu and shot 15 rounds into the windshield, striking Russell, who was driving, and Williams, who was in the passenger seat. »
Here’s a photo:
So what exactly do you have to do in Cleveland to knowingly cause someone’s death, if standing on the hood of their car and firing 15 rounds through the windshield at them isn’t good enough?
« The original story of Kitty Genovese’s death, first promulgated by the New York Times in a front-page article 50 years ago today—young single woman brutally murdered while 38 strangers watched and did nothing—was incorrect in almost every particular. »
The initial police report on the Tamir Rice incident has been made public. Victims are listed as:
- The State of Ohio
- Officer Loehmann (who shot and killed Tamir)
- Officer Garmback (who drove the car)
« The Cannes Film Festival’s organisers have defended turning women away from red-carpet film screenings if they weren’t wearing high heels.
[Screen magazine] claimed the women were wearing rhinestone flats at the time – and said that the subject matter of the film itself – a lesbian romance starring Cate Blanchett about fighting against societal norms – added to the outrage of those turned away. »