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Former OJ prosecutor Chris Darden steps down from defending alleged Nipsey Hussle killer

Former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Chris Darden wrote Friday that he had decided to withdraw from defending the suspect accused of killing Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle.

In a Facebook post, Darden cited threats against him and his family as part of his reasoning. He had been defending Eric Holder, 29, who allegedly gunned down Hussle outside the rapper’s Los Angeles clothing store on March 31. Hussle was 33 years old.

NIPSEY HUSSLE MURDER SUSPECT PLEADS NOT GUILTY, DEFENDED BY FORMER O.J. SIMPSON PROSECUTOR

Darden, 63, also received death threats when he was a prosecuting attorney in the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial.

“Just as they were in 1995-Cowards never change,” he wrote in his post. “These days these cowards don’t send letters instead they sit anonymously behind keyboards threatening a man’s mother and children.”

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Chris Darden representing Eric Holder in court on April 4. (Francine Orr/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Darden filed his motion to withdraw Friday before Holder appeared at the courthouse, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Holder has been assigned a public defender.

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“I defend poor people — that’s all I do. And he’s definitely poor,” Darden said when asked why he took on Holder as a client, the Times reported.

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Waiter returns $424G cashier’s check left behind by diner who had left without tipping: report

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A New York City waiter returned a $424,000 cashier’s check left behind by a customer and retired social worker who left without tipping him for his table service, according to reports.

Armando Markaj, 27, found a blank envelope while cleaning off a table at Patsy’s Pizzeria in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood on Saturday. Markaj, a medical student working his way through school, ran outside after the customer, but she was nowhere in sight.

“Saturdays are pretty busy and I was very close to taking everything left on the table and throwing it out when I saw an envelope,” Markaj told the New York Daily News. “I just pulled up the flap and I saw ‘Citibank’ and thought it was important, so I ran out to the street to look for her, but she was gone.”

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A waiter at Patsy’s Pizzeria in East Harlem returned a $424K cashier’s check to a customer who didn’t tip. (Patsy’s Pizzeria/Facebook)

At that point, the waiter opened the envelope to find a check for almost a half-million dollars. Markaj gave the check to Patsy’s owner, Frank Brija, 63, who then contacted the Daily News, which helped them track down the mystery woman.

“We thought for sure it was a billionaire or something who came in here, because who walks around with a check like that?” Brija said. But the check’s owner, Karen Vinacour, is actually a 79-year-old retired social worker from Manhattan who finally came into some money after couch-surfing with family and friends.

The check represented proceeds from her apartment sale, earmarked for a down payment on a new home. Vinacour said she had taken out a student loan for her daughter decades ago that she was still paying back. Because of this, she claimed she was unable to gather up enough finances for a condo sooner despite having a pension and good credit.

“I can’t believe it, I’m so relieved. You have no idea,” she said Wednesday morning when the newspaper called her from Patsy’s to ask if she had recently lost something of great value.

“I’m jumping in a cab, I’ll be there right away,” she said.

Vinacour said her “world just collapsed” when the bank told her Monday that they couldn’t immediately cancel a cashier’s check. The bank explained she would have to wait three months before they could begin the process and only if someone didn’t cash the check in the meantime, she said.

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The woman apologized for stiffing the waiter after a “stressful day” of condo shopping with her daughter and tried to offer Markaj a belated tip. The man accepted the apology but declined the money, adding that he was just “happy for her.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Defense chief’s border visit will highlight Trump priority

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what President Donald Trump calls a national emergency, after freeing up $1.5 billion more in Pentagon money to support wall construction.

Shanahan was flying to the Texas border town of McAllen on Saturday with the acting chief of Homeland Security Department, Kevin McAleenan, for a trip that demonstrates Shanahan’s attention to border security, a top Trump priority, amid questions from some in Congress about whether the border mission is an appropriate and wise use of military resources.

As a prelude to the trip, the White House on Thursday announced that Trump intends to nominate Shanahan as defense secretary, ending months of speculation about Pentagon leadership. He has served in an interim capacity since Jan. 1, an unprecedented period of uncertainty at the helm of the Pentagon.

Shanahan has supported the use of active-duty troops, in addition to the National Guard, to bolster Customs and Border Protection efforts to handle surging numbers of Central American migrants seeking to cross the border. But recently he has hinted at impatience with the lack of a long-term strategy for ensuring border security, which is the responsibility of DHS.

In congressional testimony May 1, Shanahan said he and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have been considering the question of how long the military will be needed at the border and how best it can support that need.

“The question he and I are trying to answer,” Shanahan said, “is, how long will we be at the border.” He added, “We really need to get back to our primary missions and continue to generate readiness” to undertake conventional military operations.

On May 3, Shanahan told reporters that the border crisis had developed more quickly than anyone had anticipated, putting extra pressure on DHS.

“I don’t think anybody thought it would be this bad, the situation would deteriorate like it has, and that distress would be as high on those front-line (DHS) employees,” he said.

This past week, Shanahan told Congress there are 4,364 military troops on the border, including active-duty and National Guard. They are erecting barriers, providing logistics and transportation service and other activities in support of CPB. The troops are prohibited from performing law enforcement duties.

Many Democrats, including Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, have questioned the use of active-duty troops on the border.

“The longer the Southwest border mission continues, the line of demarcation starts to blur in terms of where we’re drawing a line saying this is not a military responsibility, this is law enforcement, immigration, internal security responsibility,” Durbin said at a recent hearing.

On Friday, Shanahan announced he was transferring $1.5 billion from numerous defense projects, including $604 million originally intended for use in support of Afghan security forces, to a Pentagon counterdrug fund that will help finance construction of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. That is in addition to $1 billion the Pentagon transferred for wall construction in March.

The backdrop to Shanahan’s trip is his pending nomination. Shanahan has served as the acting secretary since Jan. 1, when Trump elevated him from deputy secretary to replace Jim Mattis, who resigned in December.

The White House has never explained why it took Trump so long to decide to nominate Shanahan, a former Boeing Co. executive. Trump himself has said he likes to keep Cabinet members in an acting status because gives him more flexibility, although it also frustrates the Senate’s efforts to exercise its constitutional role of providing advice and consent.

In March, the Defense Department’s inspector general investigated accusations that Shanahan had shown favoritism toward Boeing during his time as deputy defense secretary, while disparaging Boeing competitors. The investigation appeared to stall his nomination, but the internal watchdog wrapped up the inquiry in April and cleared Shanahan of any wrongdoing.

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Brazen home invasion in Kentucky captured on security footage

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A Kentucky homeowner was injured this week when he exchanged gunfire with intruders inside his mobile home, authorities said.

Security video recorded inside the Bowling Green home captured what appeared to be a door being kicked in and four people entering the premises, WBKO-TV reported. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office told the station that the homeowner, Austin Orwig, 24, was asleep when the suspects entered the home.

The gunfire exchange occurred when the lead intruder entered the hallway and approached a bedroom where the Orwig was. Several shots were fired, authorities said. A voice can be heard yelling after the suspect fled the scene.

Orwig was injured in his right hand. Authorities did not specify if the injury was a gunshot wound. The suspects are still being sought.

“We don’t know if any of the suspects were injured as well, but the resident himself was taken here locally and then transferred to a Louisville hospital,” Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower told the news station.

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The department posted the security footage in hopes of locating the suspects.

“It kind of plays into with what the mindset of those individuals was when they forcibly made entry into somebody’s home, came in there armed, and attempting to locate somebody and exchanging gunfire with them and shooting somebody it’s invaluable to have that type of video footage,” Hightower said.

He said the suspects could possibly face attempted murder and first-degree burglary charges.

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‘Toxic masculinity’ and heroism spring from same aggressive impulses, Dr. Drew Pinsky tells Laura Ingraham

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Fox News’ Laura Ingraham and Dr. Drew Pinsky discussed “toxic masculinity” and the complexities that come with it Friday on the “The Ingraham Angle.”

Ingraham was talking about the heroism displayed by some young men during school shootings, in particular 18-year-old Kendra Castillo, who died Tuesday while confronting a shooter at a STEM school in Colorado.

COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING LEAVES AT LEAST 1 DEAD, 8 INJURED

Two suspects were in custody in connection with the shooting, which left eight others injured, according to authorities. The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Devon Erickson and a juvenile accomplice.

The shooting took place in Highlands Ranch, a Denver suburb only about 7 miles from Littleton, site of the infamous Columbine High School mass murder in 1999.

Pinsky discussed that what fuels “toxic masculinity” can also be responsible for heroism.

“There is a tendency for the males to turn their aggression, which is what people worry about with toxic masculinity — turn aggression into a positive 
impulse,” Pinsky said.

“Whether they are landing at the beach in Omaha [Normandy, France, during World War II] or rushing a shooter, there is a natural tendency that they actually learn through rough-and-tumble play that is automatic in young males, where they learn to sort of modulate their aggression,” Pinsky said. “But they also learn how to turn it up so they know when it’s time to bring it on.”

Ingraham argued that young men today are taught to fight their natural impulses that lead to courage in favor of stamping out “toxic masculinity.”

“So much in society today discourages men from believing there is a natural impulse to be chivalrous or show this type of physical courage,” Ingraham said.

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Pinsky noted being heroic wasn’t exclusive to men.

“Women can be heroic, too,” he said, and agreed with Ingraham.

“Because of the aggression and the things that makes us ‘toxic,’ it makes us do the things that have pushed society forward and also help people in extreme situations, where there’s an extraordinary amount of selflessness. But it’s aggression, ultimately it’s aggression and we’re turning out aggression on an aggressor. It’s OK then,” Pinsky said.

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‘Suspicious’ clown not creepy at all, cops say; just a ‘nice’ man celebrating his birthday

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Police in northern Tennessee say they have solved the mystery of a septuagenarian in a clown costume who was reportedly seen trying to entice children with candy Thursday.

“He is an older man who dresses up once a year on his birthday as a clown and hands out candy. Today is his birthday,” the Clarksville Police Department wrote on Facebook after concerned residents reported the potentially suspicious behavior.

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The man dresses up as a clown every year for his birthday, police said on Facebook. (Getty Images)

The department wrote that the man was dressed as a clown all day in celebration of his special day and is a “nice man” known for giving out candy.

“There was also nothing that indicated police that his actions were intentionally harmful or meant to scare anyone,” police reported.

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“Everyone can now breathe!!!!” police wrote.

Nevertheless, some people on social media didn’t think the man’s kind gesture toward children was a good idea.

“This is 2019,” Facebook user “Krystal Ann” wrote in response to the police. “you can’t dress as a clown and pass candy out to random children…. some parents are “act first ask questions later” kind of parents AKA this is how you get beat up…. want to do something sweet for children on your birthday??? Go pay off just a few children’s lunch accounts at a school.”

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‘Toxic masculinity’ and heroism spring from same aggressive impulses, Dr. Drew Pinsky tells Laura Ingraham

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Fox News’ Laura Ingraham and Dr. Drew Pinsky discussed “toxic masculinity” and the complexities that come with it Friday on the “The Ingraham Angle.”

Ingraham was talking about the heroism displayed by some young men during school shootings, in particular 18-year-old Kendra Castillo, who died Tuesday while confronting a shooter at a STEM school in Colorado.

COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING LEAVES AT LEAST 1 DEAD, 8 INJURED

Two suspects were in custody in connection with the shooting, which left eight others injured, according to authorities. The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Devon Erickson and a juvenile accomplice.

The shooting took place in Highlands Ranch, a Denver suburb only about 7 miles from Littleton, site of the infamous Columbine High School mass murder in 1999.

Pinsky discussed that what fuels “toxic masculinity” can also be responsible for heroism.

“There is a tendency for the males to turn their aggression, which is what people worry about with toxic masculinity — turn aggression into a positive 
impulse,” Pinsky said.

“Whether they are landing at the beach in Omaha [Normandy, France, during World War II] or rushing a shooter, there is a natural tendency that they actually learn through rough-and-tumble play that is automatic in young males, where they learn to sort of modulate their aggression,” Pinsky said. “But they also learn how to turn it up so they know when it’s time to bring it on.”

Ingraham argued that young men today are taught to fight their natural impulses that lead to courage in favor of stamping out “toxic masculinity.”

“So much in society today discourages men from believing there is a natural impulse to be chivalrous or show this type of physical courage,” Ingraham said.

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Pinsky noted being heroic wasn’t exclusive to men.

“Women can be heroic, too,” he said, and agreed with Ingraham.

“Because of the aggression and the things that makes us ‘toxic,’ it makes us do the things that have pushed society forward and also help people in extreme situations, where there’s an extraordinary amount of selflessness. But it’s aggression, ultimately it’s aggression and we’re turning out aggression on an aggressor. It’s OK then,” Pinsky said.

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Parkland, Fla., principal to step down at the end of the school year

The principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. announced Friday that he will resign at the end of the school year, more than a year after a former student open fired on the campus, killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day in 2018.

Principal Ty Thompson, 47, cited health and family reasons for his decision to step down after six years in the position.

“Advisers and fellow colleagues always said take care of yourself. If at any point you feel like it is affecting your family or your health you need to make a change,” Thompson said, according to the Sun Sentinel of South Florida. “That time has come.”

SECOND STUDENT WHO SURVIVED FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING DIES IN APPARENT SUICIDE, POLICE SAY

“This decision today is all about Ty’s health, his family and his need to care of himself,” Lisa Maxwell, executive director of the Broward Principals and Assistants Association, told the Sun Sentinel of Thompson’s decision to step down. “He’s spent the last more than a year taking care of everybody else, and now it’s his time.”

Thompson has been under investigation by the Broward School District since March of this year. The school district hired a second principal to handle day-to-day operations at the high school while Thompson was assigned to oversee construction efforts as well as plans for a new building.

“I wanted to stay and see this through but I just can’t continue at this pace,” Thompson said in a pre-recorded robocall sent out to students and parents. “My decision was not an easy one. The district is supporting me so I can step away from my position at MSD.”

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Ty Thompson, the principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will step down at the end of the school year. (Broward County Public Schools)

FLORIDA SHERIFF SCOTT ISRAEL, BLAMED IN PARKLAND SHOOTING AFTERMATH, IS DEALT BLOW BY STATE’S SUPREME COURT

Thompson was not on campus at the time of the shooting. He was set to depart on a scheduled vacation but was pulled off the plane on the runway before takeoff when news of the shooting in Parkland broke.

He received backlash from a state panel assigned to investigate the shooting in December for not being informed on how his administration handled student threats. Three assistant principals were also transferred from Stoneman Douglas in November as the investigation continues.

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Thompson said he plans to send students off at graduation and do “everything I can to leave the school in the best shape possible for the next principal.” Teresa Hall, the former principal at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla., will take over Thompson’s position.

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Florida mother arrested after ‘hundred of bugs’ crawl from child’s backpack: reports

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A Florida mother was arrested for child neglect last week after investigators reportedly found cockroaches, soiled mattresses and rancid food in her home.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office inquiry came after staff at her second-grade daughter’s school reported their concerns that the girl consistently wore the same dirty clothes every day, wasn’t taking regular baths and “hundreds of bugs crawled out” her backpack in the school’s lunchroom, according to reports.

“The roaches were on nearly every surface in the home,” an official reportedly said, including the children’s beds, in the kitchen and inside the refrigerator.

INFESTATION OF 600 BATS AT LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL CAUSES TEMPORARY CLOSURE, OFFICIALS SAY

The sheriff’s office opened the investigation in mid-April. Authorities said the girl’s clothes had “caked on fecal matter and urine soaked in,” Pensacola’s WEAR-TV reported.

Three children from the home, between ages 5 and 14, attend Baghdad Elementary in the Florida panhandle, the station reported.

The mother, identified as Jessica Stevenson, 33, has been charged with five felony counts of child abuse, according to WEAR. Her bond was set at $12,500.

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Jessica Stevenson, 33, was charged with 5 counts of felony child abuse.  (Santa Rosa County Jail)

In contrast to the rest of the home, Stevenson’s bedroom was relatively clean with a flat-screen TV, clean clothes in her closet and a stash of snack food, authorities said.

The second-grade girl was frequently given new clothing by the school, according to the Pensacola News-Journal, which reported that she would wear the same clothes until the school gave her a new set.

“The amount of neglect in this case is very disturbing,” Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille said, according to WEAR.

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Stevenson told WEAR she was unfairly targeted by the school.

“It’s not easy when you’re one person and five kids,” she told the station. “I want to do better and I’m trying.”

The suspect made bond and was released Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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Photo with noose gets California school’s principal, 4 teachers placed on leave

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Four elementary school teachers in Southern California were placed on administrative leave this week after a photo of them smiling while holding a noose circulated on social media. The school’s principal who reportedly took the photo is also on leave.

One parent claimed, according to KABC-TV of Los Angeles, that the noose was hung from a tree on the grounds of Summerwind Elementary School in Palmdale earlier this month. She also claimed that someone shot video of the teachers laughing and joking about the noose.

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An investigation into the photo and the origin of the noose is now underway, district officials said.

Some parents were so upset about the photo that they either temporarily or permanently pulled their kids out of the school Thursday, KABC reported.

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This photo, reportedly taken by the school’s principal, shows four teachers at Summerwind Elementary in Palmdale smiling while one of them holds a noose.  (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)

“Do you know what they use that for? They use that to hang African-American people — that’s what they do — and kill them,” parent Tierra Harris explained to her daughter, according to KABC. “They still do it to this day. I don’t want you going here because I don’t want you to feel like that.”

“It hurts. It absolutely hurts me to the core. It’s disgusting and I’m outraged, and I want to see some action and not just administrative leave,” parent Breyan Clemmons said about pulling her child out of the school. “We think that we’re sending them to a school; they’re safe. Never do we think we’re sending them to a plantation where they got nooses hanging up, and holding on to nooses,” she told the Antelope Valley Press.

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The superintendent of the Palmdale School District issued a statement on Facebook, which read in part: “I am appalled that this incident occurred … I am committed to the Palmdale Promise’s values of equity, integrity, and multiculturalism, and I know that most of the district believe[s] in the same values the Promise upholds.”

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