Imagine sitting in your own apartment, minding your own business, and a uniformed police officer enters your apartment, shoots and kills you, because they mistook YOUR apartment for theirs. Hard to even imagine something like this, but this is where we are in 2018.
On Thursday evening around 10 pm. a police officer with the Dallas PD walked into an apartment about a quarter-mile from the precinct she works at after she had just finished her shift. USA Today (@USAToday) reports, the officer then pulled out her firearm and shot and killed the man inside the apartment, who has been identified as 26-year old, Botham Shem Jean. Who was the legal resident of the apartment. Jean died at the hospital later on from his injuries.
Shown in photo: 26-year old Botham Shem Jean
Dallas PD has yet to release any more details about the shooting, including the officers’ identity, and how the f*ck did she not realize that she was in someone else’s apartment? Did you shop for the exact same furniture and decorate the exact same way? The Dallas PD said they were currently conducting an internal investigation. In the meantime, the officer is out on paid administrative leave.
Iranian born college student, Saeed Moshfegh discovered that he could not access his Bank Of America account a few days ago. He knew he had plenty of money in his account, because he’d checked it shortly before the issues with his account occurred, yet his bank account was currently not accessible.
According to reporting by the Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald), Mosfegh immediately went to his local bank branch when he discovered the problems with his account. Mosfegh was told that the documentation he’d previously provided could not be accepted. The bank insisted he produce other documents to show proof of citizenship. Mosfegh says the documentation he’d previously provided was correct based on his current status as a “near graduation student.”
“This bank doesn’t know how the immigration system works, so they didn’t accept my document.” Mosfegh said.
Because his account was frozen, Mosfegh could not pay his rent or use his credit cards because they were suddenly rejected.
The Miami Herald reported that Mosfegh’s case is not unique. Bank Of America is being accused of freezing or threatening to freeze customers accounts all across the United States after asking about customers’ legal status. There are reports of the same type of thing happening to BOA customers in Tennessee, Kansas, and many other places across the country, sometimes happening to U.S. born customers.
Stephanie Collins, a spokesperson for the Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency, said that proof of citizenship is not required to open a bank account in the United States. Banks are merely required to identify and report suspicious transactions and maintain and update customer information. She said banks have not received any new instructions to collect more information about customers.
BOA spokesperson Carla Molina said she could not comment on specific cases when pressed for answers by The Herald. She did however say, there had been no change in how BOA collects information from customers, including citizenship.
Middle school teacher Karen Smith, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse resulting in injury on Thursday.
According to Newsweek (@Newsweek), Smith’s charges stem from an incident involving a student not standing during The Pledge Of Allegiance.
Back in February, a student of Smith’s at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette accused Smith of forcing him to his feet by his jacket because he wouldn’t stand for the Pledge Of Allegiance. Smith then kicked the student out of her classroom. Smith was placed on paid leave after the incident.
According to the rules of the Boulder Valley School District, students are allowed to sit or stand during the Pledge Of Allegiance. The rules have been that way since 1943, when the Supreme Court ruled that “requiring all students to stand for The Pledge Of Allegiance violated the students’ 1st amendment rights.”
A 3rd degree assault charge against Smith was dropped as part of her plea agreement. Smith was sentenced to an 18-month deferred sentence. Meaning Smith will not go to jail, and if she keeps her nose clean for the entirety of her 18-month sentence, the conviction will be expunged from her record.
Four people were reported killed and multiple others are reported injured after a gunman opened fire at an EA Madden tournament in Jacksonville Florida.
USA TODAY (@USAToday) reports, Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed that there had been “multiple” fatalities, although he refused to place a number on the amount of deceased persons. Multiple media outlets reported the number of deceased at four. It’s not clear if the alleged shooter, who has been described as a white male, was counted among the deceased.
Even though the shooter has been reported as deceased, spectators and participants who were at the event were still hiding inside of the riverfront mall where the event was taking place.
“We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at the Landing. We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are hiding. SWAT is doing a methodical search inside the Landing. We will get to you. Please don’t come running out.” The sheriff’s office said.
The shooting occurred at the Jacksonville Landing Complex. The event was a qualifying event for the Madden Tournament being held at the GLHF Game Bar. The Jacksonville Landing is a marketplace with multiple stores and restaurants in downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.