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Police are investigating a fatal shooting just outside the Occupy Oakland encampment in Northern California and the apparent suicide of a military veteran at an Occupy encampment in Vermont’s largest city.
The Oakland killing is further straining relations between local officials and anti-Wall Street protesters. A preliminary investigation into the gunfire Thursday that left a man dead suggests it resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the camp on a plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall, police Chief Howard Jordan said.
Investigators do not yet know if the men in the fight were associated with Occupy Oakland, but they are looking into reports that some protest participants tried to break up the altercation, Jordan said.
Burlington, Vt., police said preliminary investigations show a 35-year-old military veteran fatally shot himself in the head Thursday at an Occupy Wall Street encampment. The name of the Chittenden County man is being withheld because not all of his family has been notified.
He shot himself inside a tent in City Hall Park. Mike Noble, a spokesman for the Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital in Burlington, confirmed that the man had died. Noble said he could provide no other details.
Deputy Chief Andi Higbee in Burlington told reporters the shooting raised questions about whether the protest would be allowed to continue.
New street lights that include “Homeland Security” applications including speaker systems, motion sensors and video surveillance are now being rolled out with the aid of government funding.
Vybz Kartel is currently in jail awaiting an October 26th hearing where he’s expected to answer charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in relation to the shooting death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton, a 27 year old businessman/promoter from a St. Catherine address.
Detectives from Criminal Investigation Branch in Constant Spring, St. Andrew issued another murder charge against Kartel and Kiro Jones aka “Ray Jones,” on Monday evening.
This is the second count of murder he has been charged with over the past three weeks.
It had been reported weeks earlier that a badly burnt body was found in a building believed to be owned by the self-proclaimed “World’ Boss.”
In honor of United Nations World Food Day, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is once again stepping up to the plate, this time by challenging the world to help provide one million meals for hungry children in just one week.
From Monday, October 17 to Sunday, October 23, every time someone “Likes” 50′s new Street King energy shots on Facebook, (http://bit.ly/Hustleto1MM) he will provide a meal to a child in need.
In addition, Jackson will match the donation and provide a million more meals if the Like count reaches 1 million within the week.
“People who want to help fight hunger are not being asked to donate or pay anything to help. It’s real simple. All they have to do is Like the Street King page on Facebook and I will give a meal to a hungry kid,” said Jackson.
Once a user Likes the page, he or she will be encouraged to invite friends to do the same.
Jackson and Street King will work with the United Nations World Food Programme to fulfill the meal donation as they continue to fight hunger worldwide.
“The Street King movement is rapidly gaining momentum and we are making a difference in the lives of people around the world every day,” added Jackson.
“We’ve already given meals to millions of kids and have the power to give two million more in just one week. Each day we get closer to our goal of providing one billion meals over the next five years and helping end world hunger.”
Thousands of arena and restaurant workers are affected by the NBA lockout.
Teenage assassin, Edgar Jimenez Lugo confessed to killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found suspended from a bridge, was given the maximum sentence allowed for a minor in the central state of Morelos, three whole years.
The boy known as “El Ponchis” was drugged up at the time and has his own life threatened as he carried out the heinous acts as a 12-year-old.
Lugo, is a U.S citizen, born in San Diego, California who was allegedly working for drug dealer, Hector Beltran Leyva when he committed the murders.
In November, stories of a hit boy, maybe as young as 12, spread after a YouTube video appeared with teens mugging for the camera next to corpses and guns. One boy on the video alleged that “El Ponchis” was his accomplice.
Maybe the bosses knew that a minor getting caught and confessing to murder wouldn’t result in much jail time. Then again, Mexican prisons are slightly different from the correctional facilities in the U.S.
Marijuana legalization across the United States is not too far off, according to one legalization advocate.
Morgan Fox, of the Marijuana Policy Project told Denver Westword that more than half of U.S. states could legalize marijuana for medical use in the next two to three years.
“Just this year alone, there are something like twelve different states considering medical marijuana regulation,” he told the paper’s blog.
Delaware itself passed legislation in May of 2011, legalizing medical marijuana.
Next year, Morgan will work with Ohio and North Dakota to push for legislation.
He estimates some 70 percent of Americans nationwide support medical marijuana’s legalization.
Today, New Jersey governor Chris Christie gave the green light to state Health Department officials to spearhead a program to make medical marijuana available to people who want it for medicinal purposes.
“My desire all along has to bring compassionate care to the people who need it the most,” the governor was quoted as saying at afternoon press conference at the Statehouse by NJ.com.
Medical Marijuana is currently legal in the following states and Washington D.C.: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington.
Alaska, Oregon and Washington State were the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1998. Delaware is the most recent.
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