Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: Police

A 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks.

Kenneth Gleason, who is white, was jailed Sunday on unrelated drug charges, The Associated Press reported. Authorities say they continue to investigate his potential connection to the killings.

“There is a strong possibility that it could be racially motivated,” Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely told the AP.

A manhunt was launched shortly after Donald Smart, 49, was found gunned down in a roadway around 11 p.m. Thursday, police said. Smart was shot multiple times while walking to work, The Advocate reported.

Just two days earlier, authorities had found a similar scene by a crosswalk roughly 5 miles away. Bruce Cofield, 59, was found lying dead in the roadway, also from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

A witness told The Advocate that she heard what sounded like a dozen shots being fired Tuesday during the attack that killed Cofield. The outlet reported that Cofield appeared to have been homeless.

McKneely said Gleason’s vehicle fit the description of one police were looking for and that shell casings collected at the scene of both shootings matched each other. Authorities reportedly have collected additional evidence, but McKneely declined to say what it was.

A search of Gleason’s home on Saturday yielded less than a gram of marijuana, as well as human growth hormones for which Gleason did not have a prescription, the Advocate reported, citing an arrest report. As of Sunday afternoon, a bond hearing reportedly hadn’t been set for Gleason. 

Police in Baton Rouge did not immediately return HuffPost requests for comment. 

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Medical treatment for cramps and restless legs could be putting you at risk for fatal heart problems

Image: Medical treatment for cramps and restless legs could be putting you at risk for fatal heart problems

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A new warning has been issued over quinine, a medicine and ingredient found in beverages like tonic water and bitter lemon.

Long used as a drug for malaria, quinine is no longer a recommended treatment for any condition by the U.K.’s two major healthcare watchdogs. However, that hasn’t stopped doctors in the country from issuing 3.5 million prescriptions for it every year to people who are suffering from issues like cramps, muscle discomfort and restless legs. Doctors are prescribing it off-label for such conditions, and in many cases, patients take it for several years.

Now, researchers from University College London and the Royal Free Medical School have discovered that people who take quinine for more than a year have a 25 percent higher likelihood of early death than those who do not take the drug. Interestingly, those who were younger than 50 had a greater rise in their risk of death than older patients.

The researchers studied those taking prescriptions for quinine of 100 milligrams a day or more over the course of a year or longer. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Quinine can cause an abnormal heart rhythm in some people, possibly triggering a heart attack. In addition, it can affect blood clotting, which could lead to a stroke or heart attack from a blocked artery.

Watch out for tonic water, too

While drinking a few gin and tonics here and there might not be problematic on its own, those who are already taking quinine as a medicine need to watch their intake because it could heighten their risk even further. In rare cases, even the small amount found in tonic water could be enough to cause one of quinine’s most serious side effects, a severe drop in blood platelet counts that can cause external and internal bleeding. Another worrying side effect is permanent kidney damage.

It is also worth noting that quinine passes through the placenta and can cause birth defects, which means that pregnant women should avoid it at all costs. In addition, it is known to interact with some common drugs like statins and the heart failure medication digoxin.

It’s also possible to develop an allergy or sensitivity to it even from drinking tonic water occasionally, and taking a medicinal quinine dose years later can trigger a full-blown reaction in such individuals.

Quinine banned in the U.S. as a treatment for leg cramps

The FDA reports that quinine is responsible for 665 adverse events as well as 93 deaths. Doctors in the U.S. have been banned from prescribing it for nighttime leg cramps since 2010. The only condition it is approved to treat by the FDA is malaria, and even then, it is typically only used in cases where newer drugs are not effective.

The study’s author, Irwin Nazareth, said: “My advice to anyone on quinine for these conditions is to stop taking it, and GPs would be well advised not to prescribe quinine.”

Lenox Hill Hospital’s Director of Neurosurgical Pain, Dr. Kiran V. Patel, told CBS News that it’s an old wives’ tale that quinine water can help leg cramps, even though many patients tell her they’ve been drinking tonic water to help ease the condition.

People suffering from restless kegs and cramps can try taking a vitamin B complex supplement instead, and stretching may also help, depending on the cause of the cramps.

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BRICS Countries Strike Fatal Blow To Deep State U.S. Dollar Currency

The United States has declared a war of sanctions on Russia and continues putting trade pressure on China. It is not ruled out that the USA will restrict supplies of steel products from China. In return, Moscow and Beijing intend to abolish the US dollar in mutual settlements within the scope of the BRICS organization. The move will mark the end of the era of the undivided financial domination of the United States of America in the world.

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As soon as the US Congress adopted a package of new sanctions against Russia, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov issued a formidable warning to Washington.

“US sanctions against Russia will only encourage Russia to create an alternative economic system, in which dollars will not be needed,” the Russian diplomat said.

Interestingly, the statement was made on the eve of the two-day summit of BRICS trade ministers, which opened on August 1, 2017 in Shanghai. This organization, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, becomes a powerful counterweight to the Group of Seven.

Today, the BRICS countries account for 26% of the Earth’s territory, 42% of the world’s population (almost three billion people) and 27% of world GDP. According to experts’ forecasts, the share of BRICS countries will account for more than 40% of world GDP by 2050.

However, BRICS trade ministers chose not to put the horse before the cart.

Russia’s Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin stated that BRICS countries, in particular Russia and China, may switch to settlements in national currencies already in the near future. The minister also said that the trade turnover between Russia and China may reach $200 billion by 2020.

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Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the Shanghai summit, the ministers discussed opportunities for the creation of a new monetary system to exclude the use of the US dollar. In 2015, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia was opting for settlements in national currencies and created currency pools with several countries.

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Today, not only does Russia need to abjure the dollar – the country needs to ensure financial independence from the West. The BRICS countries have coordinated basic principles of the work of the New Development Bank, which is seen as a counterbalance to the World Bank, in which it is the Americans who set the rules of the game.

In addition, Russia considers a possibility to set up a separate payment system similar to SWIFT.

More than 300 Russian banks have switched to an alternative to SWIFT – the system known as SPFS (System for Transfer of Financial Messages). Elvira Nabiullina, Chairwoman of the Central Bank of Russia, said: “Threats were voiced that Russia could be cut off from SWIFT. We have completed the work on our own payment system, and if something happens, all operations in SWIFT format will work inside the country.”

One of the main conditions for switching to settlements in national currencies is the stability of the national currencies of the BRICS members. The Russian ruble exchange rate may decrease due to relatively low world oil prices (within $52 per barrel).

Unstable exchange rates of national currencies is not the only obstacle to abjure the US dollar in mutual settlements. BRICS countries account for only 10% of global trade. Therefore, the alliance needs to increase indicators of mutual trade.

Moscow and Beijing have already introduced mutual settlements in yuans. Russia’s Central Bank has opened its first foreign office in Beijing.

Thus, the war of sanctions against Russia consolidates and boosts relations between Russia, China and other BRICS members.


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Woman Made Chilling Death Prediction Days Before Fatal Car Accident

It was a chance meeting on a beach on the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Australia that led James Thorp and Taylor Nieri to spend their first night together, beneath a tree under a full moon on a tropical island.

Friends described their meeting as a fairy tale beginning, their relationship regarded “as a dream come true”.

Nieri and Thorp, also known as Thorpie, had big plans together in the coming months. They wanted to return to Australia and set up a sea kayaking expedition business in the Whitsundays, where it all began.

But just one year later, on Sunday, July 16, the pair would spend their last moments together in frightening and tragic circumstances.

Thorp, from Tasmania, is facing a devastating recovery after a horror car crash in the United States killed Nieri and flung him from their car.

Just days before her death, Nieri made a chilling prediction of the future, telling a friend “forever is easy with him” and she “wouldn’t want it any other way.”

“I mean, I just live such a good life,” she said a week before the accident.

“I truly feel that I am just so lucky to be living the best life that how could I not die young?

“If I die tomorrow, it would be fine.”

Thorp and Nieri were in Oregon last Sunday when the accident occurred. According to police, the pair were driving back to Ashland, a city in Jackson County, when one of the tires on their 2002 Chevy van popped, sending the vehicle into a deathly spin, running it off the road and rolling multiple times before landing on its top. It was approximately 5 p.m.

Thorp had been “riding in the back of the van and was not wearing a seat belt.” Nieri was wearing her seatbelt.

Nieri, 22, who studied outdoor education at La Trobe University in Bendigo, passed away at the scene.

Thorp, 35, was thrown from the car and is in a serious condition at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Hospital in Eugene, on the Willamette River. He has already undergone three major surgeries to repair ample breaks to both legs and the tendons in one hand.

Thorp’s Tasmanian-based parents have flown to Oregon to be by his side as friends say the physical bruises might heal quicker than the emotional ones.

The couple were married in April and were working as whitewater rafting guides. They returned to Tasmania before moving to Oregon.

“Although Thorpie and Taylor only had one year together, they both found a soulmate in each other and unconditionally loved one another with no doubts or reservations,” friends said of the couple.

“Taylor often expressed her overwhelming love and satisfaction for her new husband and her perfect life.”

Nieri was practicing guiding for a commercial kayaking group — a hobby she had since childhood. She had packed up her life and decided to go climbing in Mexico on her first stop of a year-long adventure across the globe.

“She was happy, filled with laughter, a raised beautiful voice always interrupting or smiling. I guess you could say she really was a wild child.”

A community of Tasmanian kayakers, of which Thorp is a member, is rallying around Thorp’s side and calling for help to fund his traumatic return home.

“Our community recognizes James as a friend, beautiful person and strong contributor to this amazing community,” campaign organizer Jen Brown said.

“James has suffered the loss of his wife and he may also require assistance with grief and future planning.”

According to his GoFundMe page, Thorp suffered multiple fractures, a punctured lung, punctured spleen and broken pelvis.

The accident caused so much damage he will be flown back to Australia “and will face a long rehabilitation in a specialized facility.

He has been moved from intensive care and is “showing wonderful progress each day.”

“It is unknown when he will be able to work again. He will require extensive ongoing physio, hydro and occupational therapy for greater than 12 months that will only be partially funded by Medicare. He does not have any income protection.”

“James is a great friend to many of us and will greatly appreciate your gesture of support.”

The page has raised a mammoth $18,000 of its $20,000 goal.

Nieri’s fundraising page has raised just $4,100 of its $20,000 goal.

Thorp has traveled across the globe as a leading white water kayaking instructor. According to the Mercury, he has led expeditions “in the polar regions, Nepal, India, Mexico, South America, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and many locations in Australia, including Tasmania.”



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Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.

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Officer: Partner fired fatal shot moments after loud sound

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.

Officer Matthew Harrity’s account, as given by state investigators, is the first to emerge of the moments leading up to the death of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old meditation teacher and life coach who was due to be married in August. It’s also the only one, since Officer Mohamed Noor — who fired the shot that killed Damond — has so far refused to be interviewed.

Damond’s death late Saturday night in an alley behind her southwest Minneapolis home sparked anger and a demand for answers both in the city and in her home country, where the shooting has been front-page news for days.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Damond approached the driver’s side window of the squad car immediately after Harrity said he had been startled by the sound. Noor, in the passenger seat, shot Damond through the open driver’s side window, the BCA said.

Harrity was interviewed Tuesday. The BCA said Noor’s attorney didn’t say when or if Noor would talk to investigators, and under the law an interview can’t be compelled.

Noor’s attorney didn’t respond to messages from The Associated Press.

Harrity and Noor are on paid administrative leave. Harrity has been with the Minneapolis police department for one year, and Noor has been with the department for nearly two.

According to the BCA, Harrity told investigators that he and Noor responded to a 911 call from Damond about a possible assault near her home at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Harrity was driving the squad car as the officers went through an alley to look for a suspect. The squad lights were off when the noise startled him, Harrity said.

No weapon was found at the scene. The officers did not turn on their body cameras until after the shooting, and the squad car camera was also not activated.

Harrity told investigators that after the shooting, the officers got out of their vehicle and gave Damond immediate medical attention.

Harrity said that he and Noor saw a man, estimated to be between 18 and 25, bicycling in the area before the shooting. That man stopped and watched as officers attended to Damond. BCA agents are asking that man, and any other potential witnesses, to come forward.

The BCA said that unless more people come forward, there are no additional interviews scheduled.

David Klinger, a criminal justice professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, said police officers can’t be compelled to testify in an outside investigation.

“Police officers are citizens … they have the same Fifth Amendment right as anyone. They don’t have to give a statement,” Klinger said. “His lawyer might be saying, you’re not going to talk until I feel you’re rested and not under stress.”

In a news conference after the BCA’s update, Mayor Betsy Hodges said she wished Noor would speak to investigators.

“It’s frustrating to have some of the picture but not all of it,” she said. “We cannot compel Officer Noor to make a statement. I wish we could. I wish that he would make a statement.”

Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo said the department is reviewing its policy on body cameras and was doing so before Damond’s death. Arradondo said the department is just eight months into a department-wide rollout, and the review includes focusing on how often officers activate them. He said the department wants to increase that frequency.

The city also said it planned to release a transcript of Damond’s 911 call after it is shared with family members. Officials had initially declined to make it public.

The BCA said forensic testing is being completed and evidence is still being examined. When the investigation is done, the BCA will present all its findings to prosecutors for possible charges.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave an interview Wednesday to Australia’s “Today” show, shortly before the release of details from the BCA’s preliminary investigation, and joined the chorus demanding answers.

“How can a woman out in the street in her pajamas seeking assistance from police be shot like that? It is a shocking killing,” Turnbull said.

In Damond’s hometown of Sydney, about 300 people attended a silent vigil in her honor Wednesday morning at Freshwater Beach. Mourners threw pink flowers into the Pacific Ocean.

Records from the city’s Office of Police Conduct Review show Noor has had three complaints against him. Two are pending, and the third was dismissed without discipline. Under state law, details of open cases and cases that result in no discipline are not released.

Noor was also sued earlier this year after a May 25 incident in which he and other officers took a woman to the hospital for an apparent mental health crisis. The lawsuit claims Noor and other officers violated the woman’s rights when they entered her home without permission and Noor grabbed her wrist and upper arm. The lawsuit, which is pending, said Noor relaxed his grip when the woman said she had a previous shoulder injury.

Damond, who was planning to be married next month, was a meditation teacher and life coach. Her maiden name was Justine Ruszczyk, and though she was not yet married, she had already been using her fiance’s last name.


Associated Press writers Jeff Baenen and Doug Glass contributed to this report.


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