Aurora paid $80,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit last week after one of the city’s K-9 officers ordered a police dog to bite a woman who was lying on the ground while being restrained by multiple police officers. Caylaanne Connor, then 22, put her hands up when officers surrounded her and then threw her to the ground in March 2019, according to body camera footage of the incident. With two officers on top of her, she was talking to police when Officer Robert Wong ordered his dog to bite her in the leg, according to the footage. In a police report, Officer Nicholas Langdon wrote that Connor was “feigning compliance” and that her right hand “went directly to her waistband.” Wong ordered the dog to bite because Connor could have been reaching for a weapon, the report said. She was unarmed and was not reaching for a weapon, but rather for methamphetamine kept in a sunglasses case, police reported. In her lawsuit, Connor said her hand was pinned under her body and she … [Read more...] about Aurora pays $80,000 settlement after police ordered dog to bite woman being restrained by officers
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“We think we’ve absolutely got a case that will win,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday, referring to the Lone Star state’s antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging abusive monopolistic practices in the digital advertising business. Paxton spoke with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily about Texas’s litigation against Google. Marlow invited Paxton’s comments on Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) proposed regulatory response to political censorship and manipulation of access to information the world’s largest technology companies have deployed. Paxton replied, “We definitely are looking at [DeSantis’s proposal]. We’re trying to encourage our legislature to do something similar [in Texas], because I feel like [Big Tech] have had exemption from liability that they they shouldn’t have had, especially being in the monopolistic position they are in.” “Our focus is on lawsuits,” Paxton continued. “We’ve sued Google for … [Read more...] about Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: We Think Our Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Will Succeed
Rob Gough, with the 1952 Mickey Mantle card he paid a record-setting $5.2 million for last month. Photo: Berk Communications This time last year, the only sports cards Rob Gough owned were the ones he’d collected as a kid. Somewhere in his possession are plastic sheets filled with Michael Jordans, Shaquille O’Neals, and assorted members of the 1990s Cincinnati Reds, all mass-produced and worth roughly the cardboard they were printed on. These days, Gough’s collection looks a bit different. The entrepreneur says that by mid-January of this year, he had spent $10 million on various trading cards, a spree that culminated with his biggest purchase yet: $5.2 million for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in nearly perfect condition. With that, he shattered the record for the price of a single card. It was a jaw-dropping purchase but hardly an isolated event in a suddenly torrid sports-card market. The previous record for the priciest sale ever had been set just months before, in August … [Read more...] about Why Did Someone Pay $5 Million for a Baseball Card in 2021?
close Video Social distancing put to test as Americans flock to beaches for Memorial Day weekend Laura Ingle reports from Lido Beach in New York. Apparently not all beaches are created equal. Or at least that’s what Tripadvisor’s updated " Top 25 Beaches " list is suggesting, which ranked some of the most popular seaside destinations around the world. The travel planning and review website made its determination based on user responses left on Tripadvisor.com in the last 12 months, according to a press release issued Tuesday. TRAVEL REPORT IDENTIFIES TOP SEARCHED DESTINATIONS FOR SUMMER 2021 In Tripadvisor’s release, 10 U.S. beaches were highlighted as standouts for 2021. Five of which were in Hawaii and two were in Florida. Meanwhile, the West Coast secured two spots in the top 10 and the East Coast secured one. "Whether your preferred kind of beach is preened and pristine or rugged and rough, this list of … [Read more...] about Top 10 beaches in the US, according to Tripadvisor
Anymore, the Carmelo Anthony trade lives on the periphery. There are still scattered boos at the Pepsi Center when he touches the ball. There remains scant buzz when he is introduced to the crowd. But he’s not a huge draw in Denver, no longer a must see — even if it is just to come to the game to boo. A sparse audience Tuesday night confirmed that. It has been five years since Anthony forced his way out of Denver. The Nuggets beat his team in Denver, 110-94, but such an outcome has been par for the course since he left. Anthony has never won a game in Denver since he left, going 0-for-3. And while any pain inflicted on the court to Anthony mattered significantly to fans early on, it’s barely a blip now. So much has changed. In the Nuggets organization, the trade is hardly ever brought up. Coach Michael Malone wasn’t here for it. General manager Tim Connelly wasn’t here. Only one of the players involved in the trade was even on the court Tuesday night — the centerpiece, … [Read more...] about Carmelo Anthony’s return to Denver doesn’t burn as before; Nuggets beat Knicks