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January 31, 2014

Adrienne Brown: Suit accuses Cincinnati officer of arresting rape victim instead of helping her

CINCINNATI - A woman who says she was raped is suing a Cincinnati police officer for arresting her instead of helping her.

The woman says Officer Adrienne Brown took her to the Justice Center instead of a hospital and cussed her and treated her as if she were a criminal. The suit says Brown charged the woman with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

"She put me under arrest. She put me in a car,” the woman said on WLW Radio.

She said Brown told her to “ ‘get your (expletive) hands up!’ ”

“I'm getting my hands up for what? I'm a victim," the woman said.

Cruiser cam video shows Brown driving and the woman in the back seat banging on the divider and yelling at Brown to let her out of the car.

“You should never be in a situation where you don’t know your limit because you’re drinking too much,” Brown yells back at her.

Then Brown plays loud music on the radio to drown out the woman’s cries.

After she was booked into the Justice Center, the woman was held in a restraining chair with a bag over her head, the suit says.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/adrienne-brown-suit-accuses-cincinnati-officer-of-arresting-rape-victim-instead-of-helping-her
January 31, 2014

Family of slain man sues city police, nightclub owners for $1.5M

BALTIMORE —The family of a Baltimore nightclub patron who was shot and killed alongside a plainclothes police officer during an altercation with police in 2011 has filed a $1.5 million wrongful-death lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed by the family of Sean Gamble, seeks damages against the police department and the owners of the club.

Thursday marked three years to the day since the incident. The Gamble family filed their civil suit Monday just under the statute of limitations. The lawsuit has 20 counts, alleging negligence, violation of rights and wrongful death.

Gamble was shot during a fight that broke out at the Select Lounge in the early-morning hours of Jan. 9, 2011. The shooting involved plainclothes Officer William Torbit Jr. and several other officers.

Torbit had responded to a report of trouble at the club, and investigators determined he fired shots as he was stomped by a group of people involved in the fight.

Uniformed officers who arrived at the scene said they didn't know Torbit was an officer, so they fired dozens of shots, killing Torbit and wounding four others. Gamble was also killed in the melee; however, the identity of the person who fired the fatal shot is still being disputed.



Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/slain-baltimore-officers-family-sues-department/-/10131532/23846982/-/11pxh0vz/-/index.html#ixzz2rvhbKVuZ


Shoot first, shoot second, if a question gets asked along beforehand it'd be a miracle.
January 30, 2014

Lemme play with that...

January 30, 2014

MrScorpio thought that he'd give it a try, starting an OP written in 3rd person narrative

He didn't give it much hope to receive a lot of replies. After all, many of his other novelty threads died an early death, dropping into that pit of oblivion with nary a reply. Would others find it interesting enough to add their own replies in the third person narrative, thus taking the direction of the posts in fascinating and even humorous ways? Why, who knows?

The Lounge's denizens are, if anything, quite a fickle lot. Sometimes taking to a thread, while other times not even caring to add their own distinctive oeuvres to a particular subject. Unless, that subject had to do with tried and true subjects, like beer, cats and a particular obsession of certain chain restaurants.

Leaving a post, his plan was to do what he did always, and leave a post and allow it to either develop into a conversation or just let it die its natural demise. There's no point in trying to force a particular subject on people who found it either too boring or unremarkable to reply, he thought.

But you can never tell with this lot. Even though the folks in the Lounge aren't as eager to post replies as those are in GD or LBN, sometimes a Lounge post does take off. Whatever sparks those times that posts there take to flame, MrScorpio wished that he could harness the formula. He liked having conversations with the Loungers, even if they weren't always up to the task.

January 30, 2014

What is Google was a guy?

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