A Kansas City policeman has been accused of battery by the victim after using a stun gun during a situation involving a parking violation.
The civil lawsuit filed by Damian Words alleges that the actions of Dale Secor, the police officer, led to an unnecessary escalation on May 31, 2014, near the Short Stop Mini Mart on 51st Street.
Secor is accused of overstepping his authority by pulling a stun gun after Words refused to obey his orders, according to the lawsuit being examined by Jackson County Circuit Court, 41 Action News reports.
"This battery and injury to Mr. Words occurred because the officer by his training and the rules of the police department should have de-escalated the situation, but instead he escalated it to violence," Words' lawyer Arthur Brown said. "And then he lied about it in his report."
Source: Kansas cop tasers unarmed man for parking violation, then lies about it
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The US Senate passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday with enough votes to override a threatened presidential veto. The bill passed with a final vote of 70 to 27, guaranteeing enough support in the Senate to override a veto, threatened by President Barack Obama. The NDAA authorizes $612 billion in military spending, allocating $38 billion in overseas contingency funding.
Source: The US Senate passed the 2016 NDAA with enough votes to override a presidential veto.
In a special report issued October 7, 2015 INSIVUMEH reported that activity at Fuego volcano had been at high level during recent weeks. Strombolian activity increased on October 6 to pulsating lava fountains from two summit vents feeding two lava flows. Gas-and-ash... Read more »
Source: New phase of strongly increased activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala
Many people in the city are becoming sick due to very unusual kind of weather conditions prevailing in the city for the past few days. The difference between day and night temperatures is causing trouble. While the day temperature is staying at three to four degrees above normal, the night temperature has dipped to three degrees below normal.
According to the Met department, no change is expected in the present weather pattern in the coming days because days will remain hot and humid while night hours will be chilly. A weather expert said, "This is a strange weather condition, which is usually not witnessed in the October month as in this period the day temperature slips below 30 degree Celsius, but at present the days are extremely hot.
While the day temperature on Saturday and Friday was 34.8 and 36.6 degree Celsius respectively, it was recorded at 36 degrees on Thursday. The normal day temperature in the first week of October is usually 33 degrees. In the minimum temperature category, normal temperature is 22 degrees, but any value below this mark is considered as low. In the past three nights, the night temperature recorded was 15.7, 19.6 and 20.8 degreed Celsius respectively.
Source: Unusual weather conditions prevail in Kanpur, India
Wikipedia boss Jimmy Wales tells Sky News "the genie is out of the bottle" and it's too late to ban freely-shared online software.
Source: Wiki Boss: Encryption Ban Like Banning Maths
Since Russia began its bomb campaign in Syria one week ago, Russian fighter jets have shadowed U.S. predator drones above Syria at least three times, according a pair of U.S. officials. Fox News reported that the Russian jets flew “intercept tracks,” according to one of the officials, thereby coming close enough to the predator drones to assert their presence. […]
Source: Russian Fighter Jets Shadow US Predator Drones Over Syria
A new sinkhole formed on a farmland in the Karap?nar district, Turkey a couple of days ago, media reported on October 7, 2015. This is the 13th sinkhole to form in the area in the last 2 years, and 10th that formed since this year's spring. The new sinkhole is 10 m... Read more »
Source: A new sinkhole forms in the Karap?nar district, Turkey
Washington has opened an investigation into how the Islamic State has managed to obtain so many Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs, which feature in the jihadist group's propaganda videos.
The Terror Financing Unit of the US Treasury Department is investigating how Islamic State militants managed to acquire so many Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs; the vehicles constantly appear in the jihadist group's propaganda videos, media reports said.
Toyota, the world's second largest auto manufacturer, has already reportedly said that they are assisting in the inquiry, but that they do not know how their vehicles were obtained by the militants.
"We briefed Treasury on Toyota's supply chains in the Middle East and the procedures that Toyota has in place to protect supply chain integrity," Ed Lewis, Toyota's Washington-based director of public policy and communications, said.
Source: Highway to hell: US investigates Toyota into how ISIL gets its infamous trucks
New cases of Ebola have dwindled sharply this year, however authorities remain fearful the disease could break out again.
Source: Ebola Outbreak Countries: No New Cases For A Week
Source: Clinton says she now opposes Obama's Pacific trade deal, which she once touted - Washington Post