Tommy Robinson 'punched in prison shower by man, 70, for acting like a celebrity'

Tommy Robinson was punched in the face by a 70-year-old inmate just days after being thrown behind bars, according to reports.

The English Defence League founder, 36, was reportedly "decked" by the elderly lag for acting "like a celebrity" in the showers at HMP Belmarsh.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-07-21 11:57am to the Crime forum.

ALL POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO “THEY SHOULD GET IN LINE AND DO IT THE RIGHT WAY, THE WAY MY FAMILY DID,”

Hello, it’s your friendly neighborhood immigration attorney back again to provide you with everything you need the next time someone starts trying to tell you about how their family came “the right way” and anyone who wants to do it like their ancestors did should “get in line.” (TL;dr: there’s a really good chance that at least some portion of your family came to the U.S. without a visa, and the “right way” from 1790–1965 has nothing to do with how things are done now.)
Submitted by egg sandwich at 2019-07-21 7:27am to the Politics forum.

Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says right after winning his second Academy Award for “Green Book” earlier this year, Ali set up a meeting with the superhero studio.

Within 10 minutes, Ali asked what was happening with “Blade” and said he wanted to play him.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2019-07-21 6:23am to the Movies forum.

Award-Winning Lamb Under Investigation For PEDs

A grand champion lamb is currently under investigation after a veterinarian discovered a foreign substance in the animal’s system that might have given it an unfair advantage over its competitors. Tests from the Ohio Department of Agriculture reveal that the lamb was given a diuretic, which is banned for competitive purposes as it makes an animal’s muscles feel leaner.
Submitted by Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus at 2019-07-20 23:18pm to the Crime forum.

The Architecture of Adult Entertainment

Photographing strip-club exteriors from Miami to L.A. for his series “Gentlemen’s Club,” François Prost found pink stucco, flashy signs—and lots of parking.
Submitted by #YOLO at 2019-07-20 20:48pm to the Arts forum.

Scotland Yard's Twitter account breached in series of bizarre posts

Scotland Yard’s principal Twitter account, which is followed by more than 1.2 million people and is used to provide important alerts in times of crisis, tweeted a series of bizarre messages on Friday night after becoming “subject to unauthorised access”.

Many of the dozen errant tweets, some of which referred to the British rapper Digga D, were also repeated in press releases emailed out to journalists from the force’s official email address. Officers said they were “assessing to ...
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-07-20 13:36pm to the Crime forum.

Arizona city fights to spread compassion for migrants amid border crisis

On a recent evening, immigrants’ rights activist Zaira Livier stood in Tucson’s Historic Fourth Avenue district, clipboard in hand, as three women approached outside the popular bar, Che’s Lounge. The women hesitated to stop at first, but as Livier explained her work, the mood shifted. One of them shared that her father had been deported. A second woman in the group revealed that her dad was deported as well.

“If you include me, those were three out of four brown women on a random ...
Submitted by crote at 2019-07-20 0:27am to the Off Topic News forum.

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads New laser technology appeared to trigger particular images in the brains of lab mice.

In a laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the mice are seeing things. And it’s not because they’ve been given drugs.

With new laser technology, scientists have triggered specific hallucinations in mice by switching on a few neurons with beams of light. The researchers reported the results on Thursday in the journal Science.

The technique promises to provide clues to how the billions of neurons in the brain make sense of the environment. Eventually the research ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-07-19 23:47pm to the Science forum.

Iran says it has captured a British oil tanker: Live updates

Iran seized one British tanker and stopped another in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, according to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and US officials. They said the ships were "violating international regulations."

One ship, the MESDAR, has since been allowed to continue its course after Iranian officials followed up with the ship on its environmental regulations, according to Iranian military officials. It is no longer in Iranian waters.

Submitted by Forensic at 2019-07-19 23:25pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Utah woman bled to death into a garbage can during botched heart surgery, lawsuit says

Donnamay Brockbank, 62, died at St. Mark's Hospital in Millcreek, Utah on July 11, 2018, after undergoing surgery to remove a heart device that was causing an allergic reaction, according to a suit filed this month in the Third Judicial District Court in Salt Lake City.

Her family said Brockbank "bled to death because all of her blood and seven additional units" of blood she was given drained from her heart and into a medical waste garbage can through an open tube her surgeons, Dr. ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2019-07-19 21:10pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Mueller witness George Nader charged with sex trafficking

Today's indictment adds additional child pornography incidents to last month's charges, as well as new counts of sex trafficking and obscenity. From Axios' Zach Basu: Nader was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and is known to have set up a now-infamous meeting in the Seychelles between Trump associate Erik Prince and a Russian official with close ties to the Kremlin. He has presented himself as close to the United Arab Emirates’ de-facto ruler, Abu Dhabi’s ...
Submitted by vvp the deathless at 2019-07-19 20:22pm to the Politics forum.

Open World Game Lets You Solve Mysteries As A Gang Of Cats

Finally, the gaming world is getting what it has been crying out for - an open-world adventure about a gang of cats who have to work together to find out what has happened to all the humans on their island who have disappeared.

Peace Island allows users to step into a cat's shoes - or paws - to solve puzzles to try and get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing humans.

Creator Eric Blumrich has set up a KickStarter account for the game, which so far has 345 backers who have raised ...
Submitted by Doozer at 2019-07-19 18:10pm to the Video Games forum.

Murderer released after being deemed too old to kill again, kills again

A 77-year-old murderer — back on the streets because he was deemed too old to kill again — was convicted this week of fatally stabbing a Maine woman while her twin children watched.
Submitted by MaulLove at 2019-07-19 17:06pm to the Crime forum.

Neko Case’s Dog Bruce Is a Brooding Cowboy

Neko Case is a songwriter, musician, animal lover, and member of the indie rock supergroup the New Pornographers. She released her seventh solo album Hell-On in 2018. While recording the album, her home in Vermont burned to the ground — this inspired Hell-On’s art. (She was recording in Sweden at the time, and all of her animals and loved ones got out unscathed.) She also performed on the latest New Pornographers album, Whiteout Conditions, which was released in 2017. She has three dogs, ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-19 16:28pm to the Music forum.

‘Every tweet is a lie’: Birds Aren’t Real campaign spreads message with new Memphis billboard

A new movement is accusing politicians of spreading lies through tweets — literally.

This month, a billboard that reads “Birds Aren’t Real” went up on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis. According to one Memphis man, it’s part of a movement to educate people on a mass government surveillance program that replaced birds with drones.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-07-19 16:12pm to the Off Topic News forum.

How to Make Up Planets and Accidentally Influence People

In 2014, a grad student made a joke video about a celestial body coming to destroy Earth, and got way more than he bargained for.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-19 15:53pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Tick Lodged on Kentucky Man's Eyeball Made 'Popping Sound' When Doctor Pulled It Off

When Kentucky electrician Chris Prater felt something in his eye after he cut down a tree from a power line, he thought maybe sawdust was causing the irritation.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-19 15:11pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields

Sebastian Gorka, a onetime adviser to Donald Trump, wore a medal from the Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group historically aligned with Nazism, to one of Trump’s inaugural balls. Gorka was reportedly a member of the group, whose founder, the Hungarian autocrat Miklos Horthy, once said, “For all my life, I have been an anti-Semite.”

Max Berger is a Jewish social justice activist who has long been deeply involved in Jewish communal life. He’s the co-founder of IfNotNow, a group of American ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-19 14:56pm to the Politics forum.

Met officer admits using grieving family's cable TV to order porn

?A Met police officer is facing the end of his career after admitting using a grieving family’s cable TV account to order pornography.

PC Avi Maharaj, 44, who was based in Earlsfield, was called to the property in south London in February 2018 following the death of a child.

The homeowner had left the house and Maharaj was waiting for the undertaker when he used the family’s account to make the £25.96 purchase. He was the only person in the house at the time.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-07-19 6:54am to the Crime forum.

Court: Fatal Capitol Hill stabbing sparked by fight over spurned cigarette lighter

A King County Superior Court judge Thursday found probable cause to hold David Nichols in jail for murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree. Seattle Police announced they had arrested Nichols Wednesday for the deadly overnight stabbing at Cal Anderson Park early Sunday that left 25-year-old Rayshauna Webber dead.

His bail was set at $2,000,000. Nichols has not yet been charged in the case.

SPD identified the suspect publicly after taking Nichols him into custody ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-07-19 2:21am to the Crime forum.