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Court upholds teacher's conviction for showing violent movie

Court upholds teacher’s conviction for showing violent movie

An Ohio appeals court has upheld the felony conviction of a former substitute teacher who was sentenced to three months in jail for showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class. Sheila Kearns previously apologized. She said she didn’t watch “The ABCs of Death” before showing it to her Spanish classes at Columbus’ East High School in April 2013. The movie has 26 chapters depicting grisly death, such as “E is for Exterminate.” Kearns was convicted …
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‘I’m trapped. … Oh my God, they’re coming!’ 911 calls reveal terror in Charlotte

Huddled in gridlocked cars as a roiling street protest bore upon them in the darkness, motorists pleaded with 911 operators for help in the week’s first wave of violence early Wednesday. Scenes of chaos were described in recordings released Monday by the city of Charlotte. Starting around 1:30 a.m., calls poured in to the emergency communications center as demonstrators angered by the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott flooded onto W.T. Harris Boulevard and Interstate 85. One of the first calls came from a woman in a Chrysler 300 stuck in traffic at Harris Boulevard and North Tryon Street when demonstrators began pounding on cars. “I’m trapped,” she said. “They’re all in the street … Oh my God, they’re coming!” She said no one appeared to have any weapons, but demonstrators were climbing on cars. About 50 vehicles were stopped around her, she said, and there was nowhere to go. Someone had placed traffic cones in the travel lanes ahead, she said, and when motorists got out to move them, demonstrators would put them back up to block traffic. “Now they’re trying to run over the cones and get home,” she said, and the call ended. A woman from Georgia traveling with her husband, two sons and their dog reported that a rock had shattered their windshield. “I’m still stuck in this,” she said. “I would like to get out of it before I pull over.” “I don’t want you to stop there, period. Just follow traffic and get out of the area.” He guided her to refuge in the IKEA parking lot near the highway. Next came a call from a trucker on the side of the highway reporting that people were looting trailers. “They are coming this way,” he said. “And I’m scared … Oh my God, there’s hundreds of them.” “I can’t move. There’s a whole mob of people, I’m not kidding. Yep, they’ve taken everything. They’ve got the whole road blocked.” From another trucker whose trailer was being looted: “I’m so scared … They’re just taking stuff and running with it. They’ve got the doors of the trailer open.” “Someone needs to get cops down here before these truckers start shooting some of these SOBs … Now they’ve started a fire … There’s just nowhere to go.” As word of the blockade spread by the news and social media, some northbound drivers on I-85 stopped short of the chaos, turned around and drove against traffic that was oncoming at speeds of up to 70 mph. facebook twitter email Share More Videos 0:35 Curious lemurs investigate camera Pause 0:21 Man caught on video sucker-punching woman 0:33 Video shows Houston transit police officer beating homeless man 0:34 Drone footage of 370-foot-tower imploding 2:22 Charlotte police release footage of Scott shooting 1:29 Video shows rattlesnakes fighting for dominance 2:24 Video shows fatal encounter between police, Keith Lamont Scott 2:31 Charlotte police include photo showing ‘weapon’ in shooting investigation 2:14 Third night of protests in Charlotte 0:36 Video shows woman shooting at home invaders, killing one 1:10 Dramatic video shows deadly shootout between rival gang members 0:15 Students kneel during National Anthem performance Share Video Video link: Select Embed code: Select facebook twitter email Fire on I-85 during Charlotte protests A fire was set on I-85 in the early-morning hours Wednesday during a protest following the officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte.   A fire was set on I-85 in the early-morning hours Wednesday during a protest following the officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte. According to a timeline from the city of Charlotte, a peaceful protest began in University City about 7 p.m. Tuesday. An hour later, the crowd grew more aggressive. At 8:30 p.m., the Civil Emergency Unit – what Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department calls its riot unit – was sent in “to de-escalate the situation and restore order,” the city said in a statement. But the friction grew – around 9 p.m., people began damaging police cars and throwing things at officers. Around 1:30 a.m., demonstrators began moving toward I-85. Traffic in both directions was shut down at about 1:45 a.m. and looting began. Another round of tear gas cleared the highway at 3 a.m. and it was reopened about 3:30 a.m. as a crowd descended on the Walmart in the 7700 block of North Tryon Street where they broke windows and looted the store. One demonstrator was arrested and 16 officers were hurt, none critically. No citizens were reported injured. facebook twitter email Share More Videos 0:35 Curious lemurs investigate camera Pause 0:21 Man caught on video sucker-punching woman 0:33 Video shows Houston transit police officer beating homeless man 0:34 Drone footage of 370-foot-tower imploding 2:22 Charlotte police release footage of Scott shooting 1:29 Video shows rattlesnakes fighting for dominance 2:24 Video shows fatal encounter between police, Keith Lamont Scott 2:31 Charlotte police include photo showing ‘weapon’ in shooting investigation 2:14 Third night of protests in Charlotte 0:36 Video shows woman shooting at home invaders, killing one 1:10 Dramatic video shows deadly shootout between rival gang members 0:15 Students kneel during National Anthem performance Share Video Video link: Select Embed code: Select facebook twitter email A timeline of the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott Protesters have taken to the streets of Charlotte following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Officials allege a black officer opened fire on Scott after he emerged from his car with a gun in the University City area. Family members say Scott, a disabled black man, was holding a book. Nicole L. Cvetnic McClatchy   Protesters have taken to the streets of Charlotte following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Officials allege a black officer opened fire on Scott after he emerged from his car with a gun in the University City area. Family members say Scott, a disabled black man, was holding a book.
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Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies

Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study. Scientists calculated the rate at which more than 1,000 mammal species kill their own kind, and noticed how closely related species have similar rates of lethal violence. They essentially found that where a species is on evolutionary tree of life tells a lot about how violent the species is to its own kind. And we’re …
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Grieving Families Walk For Peace In Face Of Senseless Gun Violence

Grieving Families Walk For Peace In Face Of Senseless Gun Violence

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — Dealing with grief is something that all of us face sooner or later and while many may have their own ways to cope with loss, having someone by your side can make a world of difference. “What brought me out here today?” asked Sussy Salazar. “They murdered my brother not too far from here.” Michael Lopez was fatally shot two months ago in Miami Gardens in a car with his girlfriend. He was 23. &#8…
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Milbank: How Trump winks at political violence

“Absolutely nonsense,” Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, told ABC News when asked if such a message could incite violence. If Trump’s “let’s see …
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Miami-Dade Students Wear Green to Stand Against Youth Violence

Students at Miami-Dade School District wore green Wednesday to stand against youth violence. It’s part of a new national initiative launched this week called ‘Sandy Hook Promise’. “We wear green so people don’t feel left out because recently there’s been violence with kids,” explained Sara Ruiz Mesa, a 4th grader at I-Prep Academy. ‘Sandy Hook Promise’ is a non-profit group created by several families whose children were killed at a Connecticut school in 2012. The core program is called “Know t…
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50th anniversary events begin today at Miami

HOW TO GO WHAT: 50th anniversary kick-off celebration WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 WHERE: Campus Quad at Miami University Regionals’ Middletown Campus, 4200 N. University Blvd. We’ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed. By submitting your registration information, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We have sent you a verification email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate y…
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2nd night of violent protests over Charlotte police shooting

Violent protesters rampaged through parts of downtown Charlotte as anger continued to build over the deadly police shooting of a black man and the wildly different stories about what happened from authorities and the victim’s family and neighbors. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Wednesday night in the state’s largest city and called in the National Guard after Charlotte’s police chief said he needed the help. A peaceful prayer vigil turned into an angry march and t…
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Gun violence more lethal than acts of terrorism

Gun violence more lethal than acts of terrorism

Gun violence more lethal than acts of terrorism … from England attempted to detonate a shoe bomb unsuccessfully on Flight 63 from Paris to Miami.
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Maine anti-violence group to give away trigger locks

Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence is launching a trigger lock giveaway, revisiting a program that was well-received more than a decade ago …
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Damion St Patrick Baston accused of using violence to force Australian women into global sex trade

A JAMAICAN man accused of being a violent pimp who forced women into prostitution in Australia will face trial in a Miami, Florida, court.
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Domestic violence arrests

Domestic violence arrests

Howard Randolph Rarick, 69, of Miami Lakes, Fla., was arrested by Collier deputies on Wednesday at 9891 Gulf Shore Drive. He is accused of …
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UK sexual violence summit ends on hopeful note

UK sexual violence summit ends on hopeful note … recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
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Book Notes

Coming of age during an African revolution, a brilliant university student-turned-fighter eventually flees the escalating violence of his country to resettle …
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UN: Iraq violence kills 799 people in May

UN: Iraq violence kills 799 people in May

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says violence has claimed the lives of … of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
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Cuban Exiles Claim Opposition Figure Arrested â??With Violenceâ?

The Cuban Democratic Directorate exile group in Miami on Wednesday reported the arrest “with violence” in Cuba of opposition figure Jorge Luis …
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Miami teen dead, friend arrested after gunplay

Two teens playing with a gun. The gun goes off. Then, tragedy. The violence took place in Miami, leaving one teen dead and the other under arrest.
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UN chief warns of massive sectarian Iraq violence

UN chief warns of massive sectarian Iraq violence

GENEVA (AP) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that sectarian violence could blow up to huge proportions in Iraq and beyond as Iraq's …
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Holiday weekend violence leaves 4 dead

A violent Memorial Day weekend left four people dead and eight others wounded in separate shooting and stabbing incidents throughout the Miami …
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Shooting victim's mother speaks out against city's violence

Shooting victim's mother speaks out against city's violence … public criticism of the officiating in the Eastern Conference finals Game 4 loss to Miami.
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Miami rejects Beckham's stadium location

Miami rejects Beckham's stadium location

… Secretary William Hague vowed to take action on ending sexual violence. …. MIAMI – David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a … Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement …
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Experts Warn Of Growing Digital Domestic Abuse

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Experts are warning of a growing form of domestic violence they call “digital abuse” when one partner uses technology to …
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Indy 500 to Broadcast PSA Urging Men to Help Stop Violence Against Women

The “Be That Guy” campaign debuted in an animated PSA in November 2013 at the NASCAR Homestead-Miami Speedway Championship, reaching …
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Journalist paints an ugly picture of Mexican cartel violence in 'In the Shadow of Saint Death'

Journalist paints an ugly picture of Mexican cartel violence in 'In the Shadow of Saint Death'

I really, truly believe that decriminalization is the only way the violence will end. Q: What prevents the … Connie Ogle is the Miami Herald's book editor.
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Miami Spends $275000 on Gunshot Detection System That Might Not Work

Because of gun violence in Miami, ShotSpotter is a much-needed “effort to kind of think outside of the box,” Suarez said. His fellow commissioners …
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Q&A on violence in Iraq

Q&A on violence in Iraq … Miami's LeBron James can only stare at the scoreboard as his team is dominated at home. Sports … Q&A on violence in Iraq …
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Domestic violence charge declined in kidnap case – WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale …

Domestic violence charge declined in kidnap case – WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale …

(AP) – Los Angeles County prosecutors say there's not enough evidence to support a domestic violence charge against a California man accused of …
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Widespread Memorial Day Black Violence Ignored by National Media

Widespread Memorial Day Black Violence Ignored by National Media. By Colin Flaherty. Black Beach Week used to get all the glory: Every Memorial …
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Venezuelan judge orders opposition leader to stand trial

… Leopoldo Lopez, who has been jailed since February, must stand trial to face charges of instigating violence at anti-government demonstrations.
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