Michael Dunn who shot and killed 17 year old Jordan Davis over loud music was sentenced to life without parole today.
Because he shot into a vehicle that had three other passengers, another 90 years was added to his life term for three attempted murder convictions plus another 15 years for shooting into an occupied vehicle.
During the sentencing, the judge stated, “Our justice system works. This case demonstrates that our justice system does work.”
On Tuesday morning, Rachel Kohnen went into labor so she and her husband hopped in the car and sped off to the hospital. A cop then spotted them going 85 mph in a 55 mph and attempted to pull them over but Rachel ordered her husband to keep going because she felt like the baby was coming. She also tried calling 911 to explain the situation, but the dispatcher couldn’t understand her because she was screaming from the contractions.
Because Rachel and her husband would not stop, the officer called for back up and threw down spikes that stopped the couple. Cops then approached the vehicle and pulled the couple from the car while holding them at gunpoint until they realized Rachel was in labor. They then put their weapons away and gave the pregnant woman a police escort to the hospital.
The baby was born an hour later and is in good health. Check out the couple explaining what happened below.
A new witness of the Mike Brown shooting agreed to do an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after testifying before the grand jury. In the interview, the witness states that he saw the entire incident from start to finish and called it “down outright murder.” Check out the Post-Dispatch’s account of the interview below.
The witness said he saw Wilson’s police SUV stop near Brown and Johnson as they were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive. He said he heard Wilson say something to them, but not what. He said Wilson drove past them, then backed up. The witness said he had been on the right side of the police SUV and did not have a clear view of what happened on the opposite, driver’s side. “There was a tussle going on,” he said, adding that he believes he saw Wilson’s hat fly off.
He then heard a shot and saw Brown run, followed by Wilson. He said Wilson aimed his handgun at Brown and yelled: “Stop! Stop! Stop!”
The witness said Brown did stop, mumbled something he could not clearly hear and took a step toward Wilson.
“When he stepped foot on that street, the officer told him to stop again, and he fired three shots,” the witness recalled. “When he (Brown) got hit, he staggered like, ‘Oh,’ and his body moved. Then he looked down.
“His hands were up like this (he gestures with arms out to the side and palms upward), and he was looking at the officer and was coming toward him trying to keep his feet and stand up. The officer took a few steps back and yelled, ‘Stop,’ again, and Michael was trying to stay on his feet.
“He was 20 to 25 feet from officer, and after he started staggering, he (Wilson) let off four more rounds. As he was firing those last rounds, Michael was on his way down. We were thinking, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, brother, stop, stop.’ He was already on his way down when he fired those last shots.”
The witness said Wilson didn’t have to kill Brown. “It went from zero to 100 like that, in the blink of an eye. … What transpired to us, in my eyesight, was murder. Down outright murder.”
Amber Vinson, a nurse who treated Thomas Duncan in Dallas has tested postive for the Ebola infection.
After treating Duncan, Vinson had a temperature of 99.5 and still boarded a plane. She is now receiving backlash because all health care workers who came in contact with Duncan were asked to stay home for 21 days, but she flew to another city anyway knowing that she was feeling ill.
There were 132 other passengers who were on the same plane as here, but The CDC is stating that they should not worry because she did not vomit or bleed.
Nurse Vinson is currently in stable condition, but still feeling very ill.
That’s right! Starting in 2015, you will no longer need cable to watch HBO. People with internet service will be able to subscribe to HBO and stream their favorite shows and movies just like Netflix.
Currently, cable customers are able to use the HBO GO app on multiple devices but you need cable and internet to do so. The cable network has not revealed what the monthly price or launch date will be.
All of this internet streaming is definitely changing the game. It might be time to forget about cable all together!
Apple and Facebook have agreed to pay up to $20,000 for female employees to freeze their eggs. The procedure is done so that women can have babies when they are ready even if it is at an older age. The idea is to help their employees with planned parenting, while keeping them around by not losing them for periods of time because of paternity leave. It is a very expensive procedure to have so many are viewing it as a generous health benefit.
Facebook currently offers 4 months of paid leave and a $4000 cash bonus, while Apple allows paid leave 4 weeks before delivery and 14 weeks after. Both companies will start paying for employees to have the procedure in January of next year.
Is it a nice perk from the companies or is it just for personal gain? Check out this discussion on CNN and let us know what you think.
On Tuesday, Alicia Keys took to the streets of New York to raise awareness about the kidnapping of young Nigerian girls. The singer stood front and center of the protest outside of the consulate general of Nigeria holding signs and chanting.
She explained why she is so passionate about the situation in Nigeria stating, “Today is my son’s birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the Chibok girls who have been abducted for 6 months and are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that’s going on.”
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg annouced on the social site that he and his will donate $25 million to the Center for Disease Control Foundation in an effort to stop the spreading of Ebola.
Zuckerbeg stated, “We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio. We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.”
The $25 million will go towards care centers, transportation, equipment, meals, and more.