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  • Floyd attorneys blast claim that he died of overdose

    Attorneys for George Floyd’s family refuted defense claims that Floyd died of a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Attorney Ben Crump said it was the four criminally charged former officers who caused Floyd’s death. “They are trying to say that the knee on [Floyd’s] neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds was reasonable,” Crump said. “They are trying to claim some asinine theory about an overdose. America saw what happened. And so, who are you going to believe, your eyes or these killer cops?” Floyd died in police custody after officers responded to a report...

    08/27/2020 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 27, 2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    I wrote about all of that here. But now there is a new bombshell: on Tuesday, prosecutors who have charged Derek Chauvin with murder released a document that suggests that he had nothing to do with Floyd’s death, which in all likelihood resulted from a drug overdose. Not only that, prosecutors have known that fact for months. Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry has the story. It was linked earlier as a Pick, but I think deserves more attention: Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry has the story. It was linked earlier as a Pick, but I think...
  • Attorney Files To Dismiss Charges In George Floyd Case Saying He Died Of Overdose

    08/20/2020 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 54 replies
    Minneapolis, MN – An attorney for one of the officers charged in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis police filed a motion to dismiss charges on Tuesday because Floyd overdosed on fentanyl while he was resisting arrest. Earl Gray, the attorney for former Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane, said in the motion that Floyd swallowed fentanyl tablets while the officers were trying to take him into custody, KMSP reported. Gray said that the bodycam video of Floyd’s arrest showed a white spot on his tongue that disappeared a moment later. In the motion to...
  • Autopsy report of George Floyd

    08/09/2020 6:26:42 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies ^ | Jun 04, 2020 | Stef Dyga
    Autopsy report of George Floyd
  • Ohio student, 22, dies two days 'after being teargassed and pepper sprayed by police at George Floyd protest'

    06/08/2020 9:45:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2020 | maxine shen
    A 22-year-old woman died in the wake of allegedly being exposed to tear gas and pepper spray while she participated in George Floyd protests in Ohio. Sarah Grossman, 22, of Springboro, Ohio, died on May 30, after family members took her to the hospital, just two days after her relatives said that she had participated in a George Floyd protest in Columbus, Ohio. The day after her death, Sarah's father told the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office that while at the May 28 protest, she had been 'exposed to tear gas and pepper spray' that had been 'discharged by police as...
  • Watch your ‘wine o’clock.’ Charlotte has increased in overdoses, drinking during COVID

    04/22/2020 3:55:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    News Observer ^ | 4/22/20 | Amanda Zhou
    Drug overdoses have increased in Charlotte, according to police, and addiction specialists say they’re concerned people are drinking too much alcohol and resorting to drugs while stuck at home. Since March 26 - when Mecklenburg County began its stay-at-home order - CMPD has responded to 100 emergency calls about drug overdoses. That’s a 24% increase or around 20 additional calls compared to a similar time period last year, said CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano. Out of the 100 calls, ten people died, he said. Director of prevention and intervention at Anuvia, a substance abuse treatment center, Cindy Murphy said that resources...
  • What Is Really Wrong With Joe Biden?

    03/31/2020 10:40:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    WRVA ^ | 3/31/20 | JEFF KATZ
    During a Monday interview on MSNBC, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden seemed to get confused while answering a question about what he thought President Donald Trump should be doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president said, "The president has to move more rapidly. You know, we know from experience that speed matters. We know that you can’t go too fast, it is about going too slow. In order to avoid that, those very high numbers, we have to do at least several things." Looking down at his notes, Biden continued, "One, we have to depend on...
  • What’s Next For Andrew Gillum? 5 Times Politicians Rebounded From Scandals Worse Than His

    03/19/2020 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 47 replies
    NewsOne ^ | 16 March 2020 | Bruce C.T. Wright
    s tragic as the story of Andrew Gillum‘s involvement in a situation that included the unfortunate collision of drugs, a male escort and a hotel room in Miami Beach may be, history has shown that it doesn’t necessarily spell a political downfall from which he can’t return. While all the details surrounding the suspected crystal meth incident on early Friday morning had yet to be fully sorted out, Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, announced he would be retreating from public life and entering a rehab facility for help for the “alcohol abuse” and “depression” that he has suffered from...
  • A Trickle of Bodies at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood Home, Suspicion and an Arrest

    09/19/2019 5:57:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    NYT, via MSN ^ | Sept. 18, 2019 | Laura M. Holston, Jose M. Del Real
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When the lifeless body of a 26-year-old man was found two years ago in the apartment of Ed Buck, a small-time Democratic donor and political activist, the authorities described it as an accidental overdose. Then, in January, a 55-year-old fashion consultant died in Mr. Buck’s home in exactly the same way. Once again, he faced no charges. On Tuesday, after a third man survived a methamphetamine overdose in the apartment, Mr. Buck was finally arrested and hauled away in the back of a police car. The sordid facts — and Mr. Buck’s seeming double life —...
  • Political Donor Ed Buck Arrested After Third Man Overdoses at His House

    09/18/2019 8:46:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 33 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 09-18-19 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Ed Buck, a donor to the Democrats, was arrested late Sept. 17 after a third man overdosed at his home in California. Buck, 65, was charged with operating a drug house, battery causing serious injury, and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who suffered a drug overdose last week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said Buck injected the victim with meth at his apartment in West Hollywood on Sept. 11. The man overdosed but survived.
  • Granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy dies at Kennedy compound

    08/02/2019 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Updated: Aug 2, 2019 - 8:52 AM | By: Boston 25 News Staff
    HYANNIS PORT, Mass. - A 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died Thursday at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, the family said in a statement. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Michael Hill, who was one of four falsely convicted in the 1974 Irish Republican Army bombings of two pubs. The Kennedy family released a statement on Thursday night, following reports of a death at the family's compound in Hyannis Port. The statement was issued by Brian Wright O'Connor, a spokesman for former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II....
  • How CDC Duped the Nation: by Exploiting Known System Failures - Part III

    07/11/2019 10:09:41 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 3 replies
    Noteworthy Journal blog ^ | 06/12/19 | Dez Nelson
    "In Part II of this exposé, we discussed an overview of how medicolegal death investigations (MDI) are carried out, the agencies and individuals involved, the data that is captured, errors in data and or interpretation, the lack of a standardized approach to death investigation, and other problems related to how these investigations are carried out."
  • KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous’ Death Investigated as Possible Overdose: Glendale Police

    12/28/2018 4:24:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/28/2018 | Erika Martin
    Burrous was found unresponsive at a Days Inn in Glendale after a male he was with called authorities around 1:15 p.m. to report he had passed out and was possibly not breathing, Glendale Police Sgt. Dan Suttles said in a news briefing. Paramedics who responded to the hotel, at 450 Pioneer Drive, located Burrous inside a room suffering from a medical emergency. The person he was with, who Suttles said “appears to be a friend,” was already administering aid when they arrived, the sergeant said. … First responders also administered CPR before transporting Burrous to a hospital, where he was...
  • Drug Overdose Mortality by State [2016 - Per 100,000 population]

    12/11/2018 11:42:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    ¹The number of deaths per 100,000 total population. Source: States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates.
  • Police: Mom hospitalized after killing disabled son, attempting suicide

    08/26/2018 8:56:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, August 26, 2018
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A single mother fatally shot her severely disabled 7-year-old son and then attempted suicide after years spent caring for her child, authorities and family friends in Oregon said Wednesday. A relative found Tashina Aleine Jordan, 28, unconscious Monday at the Bend home she shared with her son and mother. Authorities found the boy, named Mason, and pronounced him dead. Notes at the scene indicated Jordan was the shooter, police spokesman Lt. Clint Burleigh told KTVZ-TV. Jordan remained hospitalized Wednesday and clinging to life after taking a combination of pills, said Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel.
  • The Face Of Addiction

    05/22/2018 8:27:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 113 replies
    The Courier-Tribune ^ | 5/20/18 | Annette Jordan
    On May 1, Jason Bigelow’s body was discovered in an abandoned house near High Point. He had been missing from his Asheboro home for a week, and while the autopsy results are still pending, his wife, Anna, has no doubt what the cause of death was. On April 30, the day before he was found, she posted this on Facebook in one angry, anguished burst: “My husband is missing and no one has heard from him in 6 days. Even in his darkest of times he would have not gone that long without communication. It’s hard to know what...
  • Unclaimed bodies pile up as opioid overdose death rates soar and burial costs overwhelm the ...

    02/28/2018 10:39:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Megan Sheets For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Unclaimed bodies pile up as opioid overdose death rates soar and burial costs overwhelm the government Unclaimed bodies are piling up across the US as state and local governments struggle to keep up with payments to the funeral homes that spend thousands to bury them. A 2004 report estimated that there are 40,000 unclaimed bodies stored in morgues across the US, and experts say that number has risen dramatically in recent years in part due to the opioid crisis. More than 115 people die from opioid overdoses each day, and the most affected populations are those in lower...
  • Overdose spike reported in or near Indianapolis shelter

    02/02/2018 10:38:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 1 replies ^ | FEB 2ND, 2018 | SABRINA RUSSELLO
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen people were sickened by apparently overdosing on drugs in recent days in or around a men's homeless shelter in downtown Indianapolis. Steve Kerr, Wheeler Mission's chief development officer, tells The Indianapolis Star that 17 shelter guests overdosed inside or nearby. He says they're suspected to have taken so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
  • Two men charged with leaving Middletown mother of 9 after fatal overdose

    12/15/2017 11:51:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    local12 ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Middletown Police have signed warrants for the arrests of two men believed to have been with a mother of nine when she overdosed, and left. Jim Boyer, 63, and Keith Boyer, 32, face charges of abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, nine counts of child endangering and petty theft when they are arrested. Police took them into custody Friday afternoon. Police were called to the home of Jamita Sanders, her husband and children Wednesday evening. She had died from a heroin overdose with her children in the home. Their ages range from 14-years-old to just...
  • Lil Peep Has Reportedly Passed Away from a Drug Overdose

    11/16/2017 3:03:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 110 replies
    High Snobiety ^ | 11-15-17 | Graeme Campbell
    Disturbing news has emerged that Lil Peep has passed away at age 21. According to early reports, the rapper overdosed on xanax and fentanyl pills before his concert in Tuscon, Arizona on Wednesday night. A Reddit user has compiled a timeline of the night’s events, claiming that Bexxey, one of Peep’s best friends, was seen outside the show venue in a state of shock. The likes of Lil Yachty, Post Malone, Father and Lil Pump have posted their condolences via Twitter. Lil Peep, whose music blends rap with rock samples and features dark lyrical content, was active on Instagram just...