A teenager in Fort Worth, Texas was given probation after driving drunk and killing four pedestrians. Prosecutors pushed for a jail sentence of 20 years for 16-year-old Ethan Couch, whose blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was 0.24 - three times the legal limit for someone of drinking age - and also contained traces of Valium. Couch's attorney argued that his client was too rich and privileged to know right from wrong, as he had never been punished for previous transgressions. RT's Sam Sacks looks into this case of "affluenza."
RALEIGH — Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby played and then re-played sections of a 13-second video in Superior Court that showed detention officer Markeith Council push, punch, elbow and twice slam an inmate head first on a concrete floor in a jail day room. The 6-foot, nearly 300-pound jailer then handcuffed the limp, 5-foot 7-inch, 119-pound inmate and radioed for help. The inmate, Shon Demetrius McClain, 40, died after the June 4 altercation, which took place a week after he had been booked into the Wake County jail on misdemeanor charges. On Aug. 6, Council was charged with voluntary manslaughter.
The hunt is on for the fake sign language interpreter who took to the stage during the memorial for former president Nelson Mandela yesterday, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world. While dignitaries were addressing the crowd in the 95 000-seat FNB stadium, the young, suited man stood within metres of US President Barack Obama. He had an official security pass round his neck, but no-one seems to know who he is, raising serious security questions. "He was basically gesturing. He didn't follow any of the grammatical rules and structure of the language. He just invented his signs as he went along," said Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA.
Surveillance video from a deadly after-hours nightclub shooting is released. Benjamin Frazier, 42, is accused of killing 40-year-old Kenneth Brown and injuring a doorman and security officer at Drai's inside Bally's on Oct. 21. Frazier's lawyer, Bob Beckett, has said Frazier doesn't remember anything about the shooting. Police said Frazier disputed a $30 cover charge before pulling a .38-caliber revolver, wounding club doorman Robert Farias and security guard Anthony Guerrero, and killing Brown when he tackled Frazier.
Some people just don't want to grow up, even if they're old as hell.
Martyn Ashton has compiled another insane compilation of sick bike stunts that are sure you leave you in awe.
Several friends turn an unused office into a mock hospital room to convince their drunken passed out buddy that he's been in a coma for ten years in order to try and get him to stop drinking after he recieved his sixth DUI. The "intervention" included fake television news reports "of the day"
Ilyanna De La Keur, 40, was at the home improvement store the day before Thanksgiving with her sister and brother-in-law when she went to use the bathroom. But when she went to get up she found she couldn't move. Apparently a prankster had come in and brushed the seat with super glue. Ms De La Keur says she had to wait 25 minutes for someone to even notice she was trapped in the bathroom
Looks like someone turned on the ejector seats.
In case you missed it, yes, that was an axe he just hit that old man with.
After several weeks of protests in Ukraine, a protest camp pushing for the country to sign the EU bill is now facing brutal attacks by pro-Russian riot police.
Giving a sermon while riding a bucking bronco, that's pretty impressive.
This is one highly impressive display of balance and focus.
On Saturday morning a handful of Israeli Ta’ayush activists accompanied the Palestinian Awad and Jabarin families to their farmlands, located where the illegal outpost Mitzpeh Yair now stands. Upon their arrival, Israeli soldiers were already waiting for them with a closed military zone order. The 20-30 Palestinian residents, many of whom were children, were already spread out over the area when settlers who had arrived at the scene began attacking them
She looks like she does this every day....WTF
Luckily there were no injuries. The flames were a warning sign me thinks.
Suddenly MMA stands for Mix-up Moronic Alcoholics
Horrific undercover video taken by a Mercy For Animals investigator reveals disgusting animal cruelty at a DiGiorno dairy supplier. Workers kick, beat, and stab cows and drag them by their fragile legs and necks using chains attached to tractors
Recently a Buddhist monk Bowatte Indararatna self immolated outside the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This staged event was captured by various media organisations, and was the first of its kind in Sri Lankan history. Although the monk was rushed to hospital after the incident, he later died as a result of his extensive burns.
German tourist brutally stabbed on turkish street.