France's most famous gangster on Sunday made a spectacular jailbreak with the help of three heavily-armed accomplices who landed in his jail in a helicopter and flew out with him on board. Redoine Faid was being visited by his brother in Réau prison in the Paris region when the men burst into the room on Sunday morning and extracted him. A third man waited in the helicopter in the prison courtyard to watch over the pilot, a flying instructor whose aircraft the men hijacked in a nearby airfield and whom they forced to take part in the dramatic operation
When a government acts capriciously, especially against a powerless and much-reviled group, it is hard to describe the terror and anxiety. There is nowhere to turn, because the only people with the power to help have trained their guns and dogs upon you. You are without rights, held without charge or trial. The world is upside down, information-less, and indifferent or even hostile to your plight. And yet, with hideous irony, I can still say, "At least during the internment ... " At least during the internment, when I was just 5 years old, I was not taken from my parents.
Hours after returning from a trip where he lavished praise on one of the world's worst dictators, President Trump declared that America's biggest enemy is ... "fake news."
He singled out NBC and CNN in his angry tweet on Wednesday. Trump frequently portrays the news media as one of his enemies, but rarely has he been this blunt about it. Wednesday's tweet harkens back to February 2017, when he called several news outlets "the enemy of the American People!" He was roundly criticized back then. This time, there's been a somewhat more muted reaction, perhaps because he is repeating himself. But it's important to recognize just how extreme this rhetoric is. read more
Yale Police officers on Monday evening interrogated a black graduate student, Lolade Siyonbola GRD '19, for more than 15 minutes, after a white graduate student reported Siyonbola to the police for sleeping in the HGS common room. "You're in a Yale Building and we need to make sure that you belong here," one of the officers said to Siyonbola, according to a video of the incident Siyonbola posted to Facebook.
If you need proof the red hot Bay Area real estate market shows no signs of cooling, consider this. In Fremont, a buyer put up over a million dollars to purchase a house that's been condemned. The home sits mid-block on Bruce Drive. It was condemned in 2013, and has three-bedrooms, and two-bathrooms. The roof has holes and mildew is eating away the interior. The house Just sold for a whopping $1.23M.