A grand jury in Georgia declined to indict the law enforcement officers involved in a botched drug raid that left a toddler disfigured and badly injured. A SWAT officer tossed a flash grenade May 28 into a playpen where 19-month-old Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh was sleeping during a no-knock raid overseen by the Habersham County Special Response Team. The toddler's nose was detached from his face, and the blast ripped a hole in his chest and caused serious burns. read more
When Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown, he said a quick prayer. But unlike Tim Tebow doing the same thing when he got to the end zone, Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, a 15-yard penalty. The Muslim safety said he made a promise to himself that he'd show his respect if he ever scored. "If I get a pick, I'm going to prostrate before God in the end zone," Abdullah told the Kansas City Star.
A pregnant woman was taken down to the ground on her belly by New York City police in Sunset Park, Brooklyn this past weekend in an incident caught on video. The incident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday as the six-months pregnant woman tried to intervene when police were arresting her 17-year-old son, John Lemos. "[T]he mom saw this, started yelling out, and the cops grabbed her and slammed her against the floor like we see in the video. And they put a Taser to her stomach," claimed Dennis Flores of the local police watch group El Grito de Sunset Park. Lemos' mother said the Taser left a burn on her abdomen and she was still in pain days later, but she was grateful her baby was still alive. read more