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Cop Fired For Pulling Over Daughter’s Black Boyfriend for No Reason

An Ohio police officer was fired after a video surfaced of him stopping and illegally detaining a young black man who was dating his daughter during a traffic stop.

Former officer John Kovach Jr. violated many conduct of policy procedures during a traffic stop that involved 18-year-old Makai Coleman. The footage from the stop has gone viral because of what Kovach said to Coleman. Kovach’s daughter was in the car as well. The officer told Coleman to get out of the vehicle and that he is “going to jail” after pulling him over with no cause.

When Coleman asked why he was being detained, the officer told him “Have a seat in my car, we’ll make s**t up as we go.” During this entire incident, Kovach ignored an emergency call about a road rage incident.

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Fatal Accident at Ohio State Fair

A chaotic scene unfolded at the Ohio State Fair after a ride malfunctioned during opening day — killing one person and injuring several others.

A video posted online appears to show several people on the Fire Ball ride seconds before parts of the structure, including a full row of seats, split up and fell.
Tragedy struck around 7:20 pm (local time) Wednesday at the popular fair in Columbus. The Fire Ball, which consists of at least six rows of seats that spin around 40 feet above the ground as the entire structure moves like a pendulum, broke apart while it was in motion.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Paul A. Pride said one person was killed and seven others were injured, two of whom are in critical condition.
‘It’s my worst nightmare’
Rhonda Burgess said one of her sons was standing in line at a nearby ride when the incident took place.
“The ride had four riders per cart. This piece snapped off and the riders came out of the cart,” she said. “At least two (people) flew through the air at least 20 feet before landing on their backs on the concrete.”
Within seconds, Kaylie Bellomy found herself in the middle of a crowd. She had been waiting her turn to get on the Fire Ball when she watched the turmoil erupt.
“Everybody was running. I got ran over trying to get out of the way,” she told CNN affiliate WCMH. “I just don’t think I’ll ever ride a ride ever again.”
Deputies asked attendees standing near the ride to step back as someone screamed “it’s my worst nightmare,” video footage shows. Workers were also seen placing barriers as medics and staff tend to those injured.
Three patients were taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Eileen Scahill said.
As of Thursday, one was in serious condition and the two others were in critical condition, the hospital said in a statement.
David Evans, the center’s medical director, said it was helpful to see video of the incident that was posted to social media because it helped them look for certain types of injuries.
“Having that video really showed us that this was a great force and a great mechanism, really consistent with a high-speed motor vehicle crash with an ejection, really something more along those lines,” he said.
The other four people injured were taken to Ohio Health Grant Medical Center. CNN has reached out to that facility for an update on their conditions.
SOURCE: CNN

Kodak Black Arrested for Violation

Kodak Black has landed himself back in jail after violating his probation, according to XXL. The Florida rapper appeared in court on Tuesday (February 28), and he was taken into custody for violating terms of his house arrest. He’s currently serving five years probation for various charges, including kidnapping and assault, and gun possession.

Kodak Black Arrested for Violation Documents reveal that Kodak failed, “to remain confined to his approved residence except for one half hour before and after approved employment, public service work, or any other special activities approved by the officer […] on various times and dates, as evidenced from the pictures on video showing the offender at various places that were not approved.”

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Among the places Kodak wasn’t approved to visit include Club Lexx strip club in Miami on or around Feb. 1, and Adrien Broner‘s boxing match in Cincinnati on February 18. Kodak also failed to attend anger management classes “and be responsible for the payment of any costs incurred while receiving said treatment, unless waived.”

The “Tunnel Vision” rapper is currently on tour and expected to perform in NYC tomorrow, March 1.

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Hillary Clinton backed by Beyoncé and Jay Z

The celebrity cavalry arrived for Hillary Clinton on Friday, as she took the stage with music icons Jay Z and Beyoncé in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The power couple performed at a get-out-the-vote rally four days before the election, lighting up a crowd of thousands in the hopes of motivating them to get to the polls. Rapper Jay Z hosted a similar concert for Barack Obama in 2008 and declared to those in attendance in the battleground state: “Ohio, we are on the doorsteps of history.”

Adding he had “no ill will” toward Donald Trump, Jay Z, whose legal name is Shawn Carter, said the Republican nominee’s “conversation is divisive”.

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“That’s not an evolved soul for me, so he cannot be my president. He cannot be our president.”

“Once you divide us, you weaken us,” he added.

The artist and producer shared the stage with Beyoncé, who elicited an unparalleled reception from the crowd of 10,000 people. The global superstar performed hits that included her feminist anthems Run the World (Girls) and Diva.

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“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter,” Beyoncé, a self-proclaimed feminist, said.

Urging the audience to cast their ballots, she stated her support for Clinton in no uncertain terms: “I’m with her.”

Although Beyoncé attended a fundraiser for Clinton in New York City last year, Friday night marked her most emphatic show of support for the former secretary of state.

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Jay Z previewed the concert earlier this week in a post on Twitter, in which he quoted Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented,” the quote read.

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“Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”

Hip-hop artists J. Cole, Chance the Rapper and Big Sean also performed on Friday night and underscored the importance of electing the first woman president of the US on 8 November.

The event was one of several efforts by Clinton’s campaign to harness the celebrity power backing her candidacy as voters head to the polls. Last week, Clinton appeared with actress and singer Jennifer Lopez at a concert in Miami also geared toward mobilizing voters to head to the polls. Other music events on Clinton’s behalf in the final week before the campaign included rocker Jon Bon Jovi in Pittsburgh and indie rock band The National in Cincinnati, Ohio.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is joined by artist Beyonce at a campaign concert in Cleveland

Hollywood stars have additionally held organizing events for Clinton in key battleground states with the campaign in its final days.

Pop star Katy Perry, one of Clinton’s most vocal surrogates, campaigned on the Democratic nominee’s behalf in Nevada and was slated to appear in Philadelphia this weekend. Miley Cyrus sought to boost enthusiasm among young voters by door-knocking for Clinton at George Mason University in Virginia, while singer Pharrell Williams appeared with Clinton and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday.

SOURCE: GUARDIAN