FBI: Violent crime rises in US, but remains well below peak levels

September 26, 2016

Source: Christian Science Monitor Posted: SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 By: Jason Thomson

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual crime report found that last year saw an increase in violent crimes, but that 2015 still represented the third-lowest year for violent crime since the 1990s.

Violent crime in the United States saw an increase in 2015, according to the annual report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Yet digging deeper into the statistics, released on Monday, offers some solace to those seeking wider trends: While the numbers are higher than the two preceding years, they remain lower than at any other time in the past two decades.

Moreover, the more pronounced spike in homicides – higher than at any time since 2009 – has been driven largely by three cities, rather than representing a nationwide shift.

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How a diabetic employee's 2 bottles of OJ cost Dollar General $277G

September 26, 2016

Source: Fox News Published: September 26, 2016 By: Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Two bottles of OJ that retailed for $1.69 at Dollar General will end up costing the chain more than a quarter of a million dollars. That after a diabetic former employee won a lawsuit connected to the juice.

Linda Atkins was working at a Maryville, Tenn., location in the fall of 2011 when she felt a hypoglycemic attack coming on. The main cashier was on break, and so "to avoid leaving the cash register unattended, and for the security of the store," Atkins grabbed a bottle of OJ from the cooler, drank it, and then paid for it once her blood sugar had stabilized.

WBIR reports the same thing happened again the following January. She was fired for "grazing," and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued. On Sept. 16 Atkins was awarded $27,565 in back wages and $250,000 in compensatory damages, per an EEOC press release.

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CBS4 Investigation Finds Dead Voters Casting Ballots In Colorado

September 26, 2016

Source: CBS Denver

Dozens Found On Voting Rolls Long After Deaths

A CBS4 investigation has found multiple cases of dead men and women voting in Colorado months and in some cases years after their deaths, a revelation that calls into question safeguards designed to prevent such occurrences.

“We do believe there were several instances of potential vote fraud that occurred,” said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams after reviewing the CBS4 findings. “It shows there is the potential for fraud.”

The cases of dead men and women casting ballots ranged from El Paso County in southern Colorado to Denver and Jefferson County. CBS4 discovered the fraudulent voting by comparing databases of voting histories in Colorado against a federal death database.

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Police Bodycam Video of Keith Scott Shooting

September 24, 2016

Commentary from Mark Dice:

Body camera footage has been released of the shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. The video backs up what police say happened regarding the incident, where they ordered him over a dozen times to “drop the gun” before they opened fire. His death sparked protests in Charlotte and riots as Black Lives Matter supporters use any excuse to destroy their own communities.to

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CMPD has released dash-cam and body camera video showing officers' encounter with Keith Lamont Scott that led to Scott's death, as well as previously unreleased photos and information about what led to the incident.

It's video that Scott's family has been wanting to have released to the public. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney initially said he did not want it to be released to protect the integrity of the investigation.