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Ohio Cop Indicted On Murder Charge : Caught On Video: Fatal Shooting Of Samuel DuBose... Officer Turns Himself In... Cops Corroborated False Account..

Samuel DuboseCINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer." Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced the grand jury indictment at a news conference to discuss developments in the investigation into the July 19 shooting of motorist Samuel DuBose by Officer Ray Tensing.
Authorities have said Tensing spotted a car driven by DuBose and missing the front license plate, which is required by Ohio law. They say Tensing stopped the car and a struggle ensued after DuBose refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car.
Tensing, 25, has said he was dragged by the car and forced to shoot at DuBose, 43. He fired once, striking DuBose in the head.
But Deters dismissed Tensing's claim he was dragged and suggested he shouldn't have pulled DuBose over to begin with.
"He fell backward after he shot (DuBose) in the head," Deters said, adding that it was a "chicken crap" traffic stop.
On footage released from Tensing's body camera video, the officer could be heard asking for DuBose's driver's license several times with DuBose saying he had one. Later, DuBose said, "But I don't think I have it on me."

The Most Stylish First Ladies In U.S. History...From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue  By Kathryn Hempstead Posted: 07/29/2015 07:47 AM EDT
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Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. Laura Bush’s sleek but soft pixie cut. Our recent First Ladies have created styles to suit themselves, and inspired thousands of American women to follow suit.
But not many people know that our First Ladies of yesteryear made even bigger splashes with their fashion choices. They were famous (and sometimes infamous) for their lavish outfits, their quirky styles or simply for being daring and fashion-forward. And their effect on the nation was clear, from the entire houses decorated in ‘Mamie Pink,’ to the case of Frankie Cleveland and the disappearing bustle. more

IN JAMAICA: The fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Maldon High School student Romario Salmon.....Murder of student helped to prompt move across St James.... Vendors will definitely be removed

HORACE HINES Observer West reporter  Thursday, July 30, 2015    
MONTEGO BAY, St James — HIGGLERS across St James will now be banned from selling outside school gates come September as the parish council and police move to make these areas no-vending zone.
Stalls at the gate of the Maldon High School in St James
Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris made the announcement yesterday: "We are to have a meeting with the vendors to remove the stalls. No vending at the school gate in the prescribed distance. We are going to be dealing with all the schools in the parish. Remember, we did Corinaldi Primary already and we did Anchovy High," Harris said.
The fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Maldon High School student Romario Salmon, by a group of knife-wielding students, factored into the decision to prohibit vending at school gates. A vendor reportedly kept the weapon used to stab Salmon.
Commander of the St James Police Division Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor said that vendors would definitely be removed from Maldon High School.
"I have spoken to the mayor, and we have spoken to the vendors at Maldon, because we are going to move them. We are going to meet with them before, sensitise them as it relates to the illegality of what they are doing, and then remove them," McGregor said recently.
"We find that we are going to have to look at the other schools. So that is why we engage with the mayor, because we are going through the [parish] council to see how we can work with them, because we find that this practice [of storing contraband for students] is widespread and we can't wait," McGregor said.
The move comes a week after Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites told Parliament that protocols were needed to govern school vending.
"Because oftentimes there have been reports that contrabands, weapons and illegal substances are pervaded side by side with the tangerines, the cheese trix and the school supplies," Thwaites said.
McGregor told the Jamaica Observer West that the vendor who allegedly kept the murder weapon in the Maldon incident has subsequently been charged with accessory to murder.
"The youngster who killed the other one at Maldon, he went to school with a knife in his bag. The checkpoint system of the school was so good that what he did was to leave the knife with one of those vendors that sell at the gate," McGregor said. more

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CMC) : Doubling up? 200m back in play for 28-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at World Champs

Thursday, July 30, 2015    
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CMC) — Jamaica's Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who indicated that she might defend her 200m title in Beijing, China, next month, is among six Jamaicans set to participate at the Stockholm Diamond League today.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning the 100m at the Paris
 Diamond League meet on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in a
fast 10.74 seconds. (PHOTO: AP)
The 28-year-old, who won both the 100 and 200 metres two years ago in Moscow, had repeatedly said that she would focus only on the 100 metres at the Bird's Nest next month.
She even skipped the 200m at the National Senior Championships, running only in the 100m instead. However, speaking ahead of her 100m outing at the Diamond League meet here today, Fraser-Pryce said the 200m was now back in play.
"I was down to do the 100 and relay, but the 200 is still possible," Fraser-Pryce told a media conference.
"My coach did say earlier that I was not running the 200 but last week I was in practice and he said I should do a 100, a 200 and a 250."
She continued: "I said: 'Why am I going all that way? I'm not running 200 at the world champs?' And he said: 'Who says you're not running?' so I said: 'You did!' and he said: 'I've changed my mind. I'm not sure.'
"The thing is, I've already earned a spot in the 200 as champion, so I wouldn't be taking it away from anybody else."
Fraser-Pryce is one of the most successful women sprinters of the modern area. She won gold in the 100 metres at the Beijing Olympics seven years ago and successfully defended the title at the London Olympics in 2012, along with picking up silver in the 200m.
With obviously more success in the straight sprint, Fraser-Pryce said a lot more thought usually went in to her execution of the half lap.
"The 200 for me is definitely more strategic," she explained. "When I get to the start line I am thinking 'Do I go hard for the first 50, do I go 80 per cent and then blast the last 100?'" more

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Drought takes toll in St Elizabeth, Manchester....Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay said it was costing as much as $18,000 -$20,000 to truck water.

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau  Thursday, July 30, 2015    
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — There was a healthy shower of rain in sections of south eastern St Elizabeth on July 18.
However, there has been no rain since and when asked about the last time rain fell before July 18, a group of young women at a shop in Ballards Valley laughingly told the Jamaica Observer "can't recall".
01The farming communities of south eastern St Elizabeth and southern Manchester are parched, rendering farming impossible in the absence of water, and with every passing day the local authorities are finding it more difficult and expensive to truck drinking water to thirsty residents.
Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South Eastern Richard Parchment believes the effect of the current drought is even worst than that of last year, which was described by many as the worst in living memory.
"The thing is that since the drought of last year there has been no recharge or refilling of rain water storage tanks, so the effect now is even worse," said Parchment.
Less than half of St Elizabeth's residents have access to piped water from the National Water Commission (NWC). Those without NWC water are reliant on community catchment/storage tanks, referred to locally as 'parish tanks' supervised by the parish councils; and household tanks.
But as the seasonal drought takes hold, many catchment tanks are now dry, forcing those who can afford it to buy expensive trucked water from private operators. It is also placing a heavy burden on parish councillors and members of parliament to provide residents at the lower end of the socio-economic scale with trucked 'social water'.
Chairman of the St Elizabeth Parish Council and mayor of Black River, Everton Fisher said the two trucks operated by the St Elizabeth Parish Council "have been overwhelmed by the demand for water".
The parish council is buying water from the NWC at $8,000 per truck load and, as has occurred in the past, Fisher is urging a special dispensation so domestic water for trucking can be accessed at a cheaper rate. 
Fisher was thankful that the water ministry has been able to grant "about $6-7 million" over the last four months to fund water trucking. He was hopeful that special representation to the local government ministry would also bear fruit.
In Manchester, chairman of the parish council and Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay said the situation was also very challenging. "Contrary to what a lot of people think, we are also having a very serious drought in Manchester," she told the Observer. more

PENNSYLVANIA, USA -- Darren Mattocks : My confidence is mistaken for arrogance, says Mattocks at not being a starter in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship match on Sunday. He scored Jamaica's lone goal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
PENNSYLVANIA, USA -- Darren Mattocks, the Vancouver Whitecaps striker, even with his best efforts could not hide his disappointment at not being a starter in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship match on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field here.
Jamaica’s Darren Mattocks (left) celebrates after scoring a goal
 during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final game
 against the United States last Wednesday in Atlanta.
His exclusion from the starting 11 surprised many people after he had scored a vital opening goal that helped to sink the USA 2-1 in the semi-finals.
Coach Winfried Schaefer opted instead to go with Derby County's Simon Dawkins, who has not found the back of the net over the six games, but who has been a constant threat throughout, playing mostly as a withdrawn striker behind Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes, who scored against the USA as well.
With Jamaica staring an ugly defeat in the face, Mattocks, a 60th minute substitute, restored some measure of pride when he scored in the 80th minute, for the final 3-1 scoreline.
"I wouldn't say I am disappointed not to get the start, when you know what you can do, it leaves a sour taste in your mouth (not to get the start). I definitely respect the coach's decision not to put me into the starting line-up, at the same time I know what I am capable of doing.
"I scored against America and beating them and going on to the final, I was really expecting the start and I was hoping to do the same and score early and get a second one like we did against the USA, but obviously I didn't get the start," said Mattocks, who ended his campaign with two goals.
The former Waterhouse player said his confidence is often mistaken to mean something else, and he wants to clear that up.
"My personality is all about being a very confident player, and sometimes people may interpret that to me being arrogant, which is not so. Once you believe in your talent, you can show what you can do with every chance, as I have said it's a team game and I definitely respect the coach's decision (not to start me)," Mattocks told the Jamaica Observer. more