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Feds Checking Out ‘Disturbing’ Video of Cop Punching Man in Head 12 Times While the Good Cops watch

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New Jersey – Federal prosecutors are looking into a February incident when a Camden County police officer was caught on camera punching a man 12 times in the head.

The attorney for Edward Minguela, 32, of Camden, has demanded criminal charges be filed against the officer he said threw the punches: Nicholas Romantino, a 24-year-old who has been on the job for less than two years.

Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said he was “extremely disturbed” by the video and has suspended the officer without pay while the county prosecutor investigates.

But the county revealed Friday that the case is also being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of New Jersey.

The information came out when the county was denying an OPRA request for body camera footage, claiming it was exempt due to the ongoing federal investigation.


Camden County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Alexandra McVeigh said Friday that the prosecutor is still investigating the incident. She declined to comment on the feds’ involvement.

It’s the latest development in the case that came to light in late February, when Minguela posted the surveillance video of his own beating on his Facebook page.

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Corrine Terrone, Teacher called two Black people “fucking niggers,” in front of her kids Fired

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EAST HAVEN — A New Haven resident and Hamden Public Schools employee resigned after she used racial epithets in an encounter with two people of color at a grocery store, an incident shared in a video Friday night that thousands of Facebook users have re-posted.

The video shows a white woman, whom Superintendent Jody Goeler has identified as former Hamden Public Schools employee Corinne Terrone, using racial slurs. A statement from the school district said Terrone has resigned from her position. According to the district’s website, Terrone was a clerk in the Central Office.

In the footage, posted by a user whose profile name is “Tatiana Winn,” Terrone yells the n-word three times and spits at two people, a black man and woman. It is unclear how the encounter began.

After her first use of the racial epithet, the man appears to rush toward Terrone, who taunts, “Put your hands on me, come on!” and pulls out her phone to begin recording. The man then appears to quickly knock the device from her hand, does not make further physical contact based on what is visible in the footage.

When the man slowly walks away, Terrone hurries after him, and the black woman steps in between them.


According to the Facebook post, the video was filmed at East Haven’s ShopRite. Many of the thousands of comments it has received express support for the black individuals and outrage toward Terrone.

Corrine Terrone’s home in New Haven.

Terrone’s New Haven home was quiet on Saturday afternoon and no one appeared to be inside.

By that time, a black next-door neighbor had heard about the video and was surprised. The man, who declined to be identified, said he’s never seen Terrone exhibit racist behavior and that his grandchildren often play with her kids.

“She’s in a bad situation,” the man said.

The man said he’s been living next to Terrone for more than eight years and she’s been an “excellent” neighbor.

“She’s always been the sweetest woman in the world,” the man said.

Several neighbors said police were at Terrone’s home earlier in the day.

East Haven Police Lt. Joseph Murgo released a statement, saying the department “is aware of this disturbing video and the hate speech contained in it” but that no complaint has been filed.

“We are in touch with ShopRite and are looking to get a better understanding of what took place (Friday) night,” the statement said.

The statement asked anyone involved in the incident to contact the East Haven Police Department.

“We have a lot of avenues to go down if somebody were to reach out to us,” Murgo told a reporter. “We want somebody to come forward… if they were present last night.”

If Terrone were charged, Murgo continued, police would base the offense on the complainant’s statement. Though she could face many possible charges — the minimum being breach off peace — spitting is considered a form of assault, Murgo said.

The Hamden School district posted a statementabout the incident on its website.

“We have become aware of video footage that appears to show an employee in our district engaged in abhorrent conduct. Specifically, the video appears to show the employee repeatedly calling an African-American man the N-word in a supermarket in East Haven,” the statement says.

“The video also appears to show the Hamden employee spitting at the aforementioned African-American male as he was walking away from the employee. It also appears that the employee’s children witnessed her conduct. Because her children were present, school administrators filed a DCF report,” the statement continues.

In an email, Karen Kaplan, Hamden Public Schools director of Program Innovation, Technology & Communications, wrote the woman “has been separated from employment effective immediately.”

The statement also describes the consequences of Terrone’s actions. “While it appears as though this happened after work hours on Friday evening, the Human Resource Director contacted the employee and arranged an investigatory meeting with her. Shortly after final arrangements were made for the investigatory meeting, the employee rendered her resignation effective immediately.”

“The language the employee used in the video is in conflict with the values of the Hamden Public School System,” the district’s statement said. “Someone who will use that sort of language in any setting, whether public or private, is not someone we want anywhere near our children. The employee is separated from service, and we hope that her children will receive the support they need after witnessing such a traumatic event.”

Mayor Curt B. Leng and Council President Michael McGarry respectively described the conduct featured in the video as “vile” and “disgusting” in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. Both praised the speed of the response from the Hamden schools.

“What I saw was vile and shocking. While I am disgusted and disheartened seeing such hateful behavior, wildly unacceptable anywhere, I am thankful for the swift and effective actions taken by our school system to address this head on and make clear that hate and violence will not be tolerated,” said Leng in the statement.

“The Legislative Council has been made aware of a video that appears to show an employee of the Hamden Public Schools acting and speaking in a manner that is unacceptable for an employee of the Town of Hamden. The actions and statement of the women in the video are disgusting and horrifying. It is additionally disturbing that the incident takes place in the presence of children,” said McGarry. “Hamden values the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and the actions and statements in the video do not reflect those values.”

State Sen. Len Fasano and State Rep. Joseph Zullo, both Republicans representing East Haven, issued a joint statement condemming the conduct in the video on Saturday as well.

“What we saw in this video is repulsive and deeply offensive and does not represent the people of East Haven or our values. The behavior is shocking and upsetting and has no place anywhere, including in our community,” Fasano and Zullo said in the statement. “We understand Hamden Public Schools has acted quickly to seek this employee’s resignation. East Haven police are also seeking more information and urging any potential victims or witnesses involved to come forward. Hate speech and violence will not be tolerated in our community.”

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Senator Fraser Anning egged after lashing out at Muslims: ‘They are the perpetrators’

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Senator Fraser Anning has been egged at an organised event in Melbourne which saw protestors and supporters of the controversial identity clash in wild scenes.

It came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland Senator in the wake of the fatal Christchurch mosque massacre.

Senator Anning had earlier been widely condemned for his “disgusting” comments after he released a media statement yesterday afternoon, in which he said the attacks highlighted the “growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence” in Australian and New Zealand communities.

 

He went on to claim the real cause of the bloodshed that’s left at least 49 people dead is New Zealand’s immigration policy.

At the event in Moorabbin, on Saturday, a man can be seen smashing an egg over the senator’s head as he was speaking at a press conference. The man was filming on his phone as he smashed the egg on top of Mr Anning’s head.


A shocked Mr Anning slapped the man’s face in response before a fight broke out.

The man was held down and questioned by officials before being led away by police.

 

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Dyma Loving, Woman Brutalized By Miami-Dade Police Officer After Calling 911, Speaks Out: ‘I’ve Had To Take Off Work Because I’m In Physical And Emotional Pain’

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On March 5th, Dyma Loving, 26, a Miami area resident, and her friend Adrianna Green were walking past Frank Tumm’s home on Southwest 201st Street when Tumm, 50, called Green a “whore.” Both women were startled, and a verbal altercation erupted, and Green picked up a potted plant and threw it at Tumm.

According to Loving, Tumm then brandished a gun and pointed it at them. It was then that Loving saw her life flash in front of her eyes.

“He pulled the gun out on me and told me that he would blow my burned Black ass face off my f–king neck. Excuse my French, but those were his exact words,” Loving told ESSENCE in an exclusive interview. Loving said after Tumm pulled the gun on her, she started to throw more plants at him, and once he lowered the gun, her friend grabbed her arm, and they both ran away.

After Loving and Green made their way from Tumm, Green called the police. But instead of being treated as a victim, Loving’s encounter became a too-often-heard story of when Black people are met with policing gone wrong.

“At first, there were two cop cars that met us there [area where the incident happened]. We gave them the statement and everything, and they understood what happened. They were fine. They got our statement. And then they went down to Frank’s house to investigate him and get his side,” Loving said.


 

Things went awry when the third cop car showed up with Officer Alejandro Giraldo.

“It was Officer Giraldo that did everything to me. I asked him if he could walk me down to Adrienne’s house so that I can put my phone on the charger so I could call my kids. And the first thing he tells me was ‘no,’ I was just going to stand there and wait. I mean, at first, I took offense to it. But I didn’t say anything or react,” Loving said.

“I just waited. I gave him my statement. And the whole time I’m giving him my statement, he’s acting really ignorant towards me and Adrienne. He asked us, ‘Well why did you guys do this?’ And we were like, ‘What do you mean? We didn’t do anything. We didn’t even start this. We were just minding our own business,’” she continued.

Loving admitted that after being questioned as if she was a suspect, she became angry and began to yell, especially since they wouldn’t let her contact her children. As Loving is trying to explain herself to Giraldo, he grabs her by the arm and appears to push her against a fence.

“Do not touch me,” Loving shouted. Another police officer identified only as Officer Calderon grabs Loving by her other arm. “Record this,” Loving yelled to Green while telling officers not to touch her.

“I wanted to call my kid,” Loving said. “I just said I wanted to call my kid. My phone is dead. What do you not understand? I had a gun pointed in front of me and my kid is sick. I’m stressed out. I need to go call my children. I don’t understand.”

Loving said she noticed the first officers, who were women, looked in her direction, and she tried to get them to help. “I’m asking the other female officers to come to help me. And that’s when Adrienne put her phone on record. And in the video, you hear him [Giraldo] tell me I needed to be Baker Acted,” Loving said.

Although the incident happened on March 5th, the video didn’t catch the media’s attention until earlier this week, as it made its rounds on Facebook and then Twitter. On Thursday, according to Juan Perez, Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Giraldo was relieved from his duties as the investigation was underway. Tumm was also arrested on Thursday, weeks after the incident. But Loving, who was arrested for disorderly conduct the same day, is calling for justice to be served immediately, and for both men to get more than just get a slap on the wrist. She also stated that she’s suffering from physical and emotional pain.

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