[video] Six Officers Charged in the Death of Freddie Gray

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby just made the announcement that six officers will be charged in the death of Freddie Gray. According to the Baltimore Sun, the charges are as follows:

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, who was the driver of a police van that carried Gray through the streets of Baltimore, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office. A man who answered the phone at Goodson’s home declined to comment and hung up the phone.

Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

Let’s hope justice is served in full to all those who played a role in this tragedy.

[video] Kenyan man dies leaves 100 widows, 200 children

This guy was really busy.

via Newser

(Newser) – Kenya’s most famous polygamist has died, leaving behind enough grieving widows and children to fill a jumbo jet. “Danger” Akuku, believed to have been in his late 90s, married his first wife in 1939 and well over 100 more in the six decades to follow. He fathered around 200 children, so many that he founded two elementary schools to educate them, as well as a church for his family to attend.

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7 Children Killed in Kindergarten Attack

Sorrowfully, China faces their fifth school attack in recent months.

Source: AOLNews

(May 12) — Seven kindergarteners and two adults were hacked to death today at a school in northwest China, the latest in a string of bizarre knife attacks that has persisted despite increased security at the country’s schools.

Twenty other people were wounded when a villager wielding a kitchen cleaver burst into the privately run kindergarten in Nanzheng county and began stabbing students and teachers, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The 48-year-old attacker managed to escape and return to his home, where he committed suicide.

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Pope Urges the Sick to Hold On Until ‘God’ Decides Date of Death

via Breitbart

LOURDES, France (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI urged ailing pilgrims to accept death “at the hour chosen by God,” reasserting the Vatican’s opposition to euthanasia on Monday at an open-air Mass for the sick.

Benedict administered the sacrament of the sick to pilgrims in wheelchairs and on gurneys, many bundled in quilts against the chill.

In his homily, the pope said the ill should pray to find “the grace to accept, without fear or bitterness, to leave this world at the hour chosen by God.” The Vatican vehemently maintains that life must continue to its natural end. Continue reading

Dr. Dre’s 20 Year-Old Son Found Dead in LA

via Hip Hop DX

According to The Los Angeles Times, the 20 year-old son of Hip Hop superstar Dr. Dre was found dead Saturday morning, when his mother attempted to wake him.

The city’s coroner told the newspaper that reports stated that the young man born Andre Young, Jr. had been in Los Angeles partying, when he returned to his mother’s Woodland Hills, California residence at approximately 5:30 am.

He was found less than five hours later, unresponsive. Cause of death has yet to be determined. Continue reading

Levert Family Ask FBI To Investigate Death

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The family of recently deceased Sean Levert, who dies while serving time for non-payment of child support,is asking the FBI to investigate his sudden death. Family members believe that jail guards may have contributed to his death.

The 39-year-old singer died shortly before midnight Sunday, after his breathing became shallow while seated in a restraining chair at the Cuyahoga County Jail’s psychiatric ward.

Family members question the warden’s report of Levert’s bizarre behavior.

According to the warden, Levert was moved to the psychiatric ward on the fifth day of his jail stay after he began mumbling incoherently. Once in the ward he became violent and was banging against his cell door, so he was placed in the restraint chair. Authorities say he went in the chair voluntarily, Cleveland’s WOIO-TV reports.

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