1-8

Leid Stories—Probes of Police Killings of Stephon Clark (Sacramento) and Saheed Vassell (Brooklyn) Follow Familiar Path—04.12.18

Leid Stories follows up on two controversial police killings—the killing of Stephon Clark, 22, by two Sacramento Police Department officers on March 8, and the killing of Saheed Vassell, 34, by four New York Police Department officers in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on April 4. The families of both men contacted well-known civil-rights leader the Rev. Alfred Sharpton in …

1

Leid Stories—In the Sacramento Police Killing of Stephon Clark, Justice or Settlement?—04.02.18

Of the 20 shots fired at 22-year-old Stephon Clark by two Sacramento police officers on March 18, eight ripped through his body, almost all of them through his back, a forensic pathologist said at a news conference on Friday, a day after Clark’s funeral. Dr. Bennet Omalu also found that bullets Struck Clarke in the neck and thigh, breaking bones, piercing …

IMG_5821 (1)

INSIGHT – LAUGH AND DRINK YOURSELF BLIND, A VACATION THAT BECAME A PASSION TO HELP – 11.16.17

When NYC entrepreneur Jacqueline Wolfson was on the cusp of a milestone birthday she packed her bags and jetted off to Africa to clear her mind and relax, though what she experienced in Africa lead her to develop The Shule Foundation (www.shulefoundation.org).  Dedicated to educating children and providing hope and opportunity through the organizations program, The Shule Foundation has taken invisible kids …

1

Nika Knight – Environmental Official Shot Dead in Brazil as Attacks on Land Defenders Rise in Latin America

An environmental official well-known for his aggressive enforcement of deforestation laws in his city in the Brazilian Amazon was gunned down in front of his family late Thursday, city officials reported Friday. Two men shot the official, Luiz Araujo, seven times as he drove up to his home, local policetold the Associated Press. “[T]wo men fled on a motorcycle without taking …

July 18, 2003: Death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly plunges BBC – and Blair – into crisis – Chas Early

The body of scientist and biological weapons expert Dr David Kelly – the source of a BBC report claiming the government had ‘sexed up’ their intelligence dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction – was discovered in a wood near his Oxfordshire home on this day in 2003. Dr Kelly, a Ministry of Defence advisor and former United Nations weapons …