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'Meet the Teacher' Event Gets Ugly Over Masks

Parent rips mask off teacher in Texas, superintendent pleads for all to 'be kind'

(Newser) - Simmering tensions over mask rules in a Texas school district culminated Tuesday in a parent ripping off a teacher's face covering, an echo of a similar incident in California . "A parent physically assaulted a teacher by ripping a mask off her face," Tom Leonard, superintendent of the...

Official: Dad Attacked Teacher After Mask Dispute on School's First Day

Parent was agitated when he saw young daughter come out of school wearing one

(Newser) - The first day of school is supposed to be filled with excitement for the new school year. At one California elementary school this week, that excitement was marred by violence after a parent attacked a teacher over face masks, reports NBC News . The incident at Sutter Creek Elementary School, located...

He Says He Was Nearly Lynched. Now He's Been Charged

Black activist Vauhxx Booker hit with assault, trespassing charges a year after Indiana incident

(Newser) - Last summer, a Black Indiana activist says he was attacked by a group of white men and nearly lynched (he claims a noose was mentioned) as he walked with a friend to a park, and the video showing the incident went viral. Two men, Sean Purdy and Jerry Cox II,...

Police Chief Saved Baby From Drowning, Then Beat Her Dad

Greg Hallgrimson pleads guilty to assaulting suspect accused of trying to kill infant

(Newser) - A former suburban Kansas City police chief was credited with saving the life of a 6-month-old girl after her father walked into his police station in December 2018, allegedly announcing that he'd just drowned the infant in an icy pond . Greg Hallgrimson and another Greenwood, Mo., police officer raced...

Marilyn Manson Is a Fugitive No More

Rocker turned himself in to LAPD on assault charges

(Newser) - If you've been wondering when Marilyn Manson plans to surrender to police, he already did it a week ago, without anyone noticing. The rocker, who's set to be arraigned in New Hampshire in August on assault charges, took the first step in dealing with that process by turning...

She Says It Was Assault. MLB Star Says It Was 'Rough' Sex

LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer claims encounters were 'wholly consensual'

(Newser) - Last year, Trevor Bauer was named the winner of MLB's Cy Young Award for the National League. Now, the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been hit with an assault claim by a woman who has since taken out an order of protection against Bauer, her lawyer,...

Cops: Marilyn Manson to Turn Himself In on Assault Charges

Rocker is accused of spitting on, hurling snot at videographer filming 2019 concert in NH

(Newser) - For more than a year and a half, an arrest warrant has been out for Marilyn Manson on the East Coast. Now, the rocker says he's going to turn himself in. Anthony Bean Burpee, the police chief of Gilford, NH, said in a Friday statement that Manson (real name...

Iowa Man Gets 10 Years After Fight Over Face Mask

Shane Michael assaulted man who asked him to raise his mask

(Newser) - An Iowa man who was asked to wear his mask properly by a fellow customer in an eyewear store last year responded by following the man out to the parking lot and assaulting him, prosecutors say. Shane Michael, 42, has received a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being convicted of...

In France, Swift Justice for Macron Slap

Jailed man said he 'acted instinctively'

(Newser) - The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron in the face on Tuesday will spend the next four months behind bars. A court in Valence Thursday sentenced 28-year-old Damien Tarel to 18 months in jail for assaulting a public official, with 14 months suspended, per Reuters . Tarel—an unemployed medieval...

His Mission: Nabbing Pedophiles. Now, His Own Charges

Vigilante 'predator hunter' Kyle Swanson indicted after January 'sting' went south

(Newser) - Kyle Swanson says he was inspired by Chris Hansen, of To Catch a Predator fame, to set up his own vigilante group to expose suspected pedophiles, typically by luring them to sites in St. Louis, then showing the confrontations on his YouTube channel and other social media. But, like Hansen...

Flight Attendant Loses 2 Teeth in Assault

Southwest crew member hurt amid 'intolerable level' of passenger misconduct incidents

(Newser) - A flight attendants union is pleading for more travel safeguards after an attack against a crew member on a Southwest flight over the weekend. Per a letter from Lyn Montgomery, president of Transport Workers Union Local 556, to the airline's CEO, a flight attendant was "seriously assaulted" by...

FAA: Told to Mask Up, Passengers Got Physical

Agency issues 4 fines totalling more than $67K

(Newser) - Two travelers are facing a combined $50,000 in fines from the FAA, and not just for their lack of masks. Both are accused of assaulting flight attendants who called them out for their rule-breaking, per the Hill . A female passenger told to don a mask on a Feb. 7...

Soldier Arrested in Assault on Black Man Walking by His House

Jonathan Pentland told victim, 'You're in the wrong neighborhood'

(Newser) - "I didn't do anything to you," a Black man tells a white man in a viral video. "I'm about to do something to you," responds Jonathan Pentland, an active-duty soldier, who was demanding the man leave his neighborhood, known as the Summit, in Columbia,...

Man Arrested in Vicious Attack on Asian-American Woman

Witnesses who did nothing while older NYC woman was beaten have been suspended

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the heinous attack on an older Asian-American woman in New York City, the latest amid an increasing wave of violence against Asian Americans. A surveillance video that circulated earlier this week showed the Monday assault on the 65-year-old, who was walking along West 43rd...

Videos Show Assault on Capitol Cop Who Later Died

Brian Sicknick was hit with what might have been bear spray

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained videos showing an attack on deceased Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The videos focus on two men, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, who are charged with assaulting Sicknick and other officers with chemical spray. They're...

Chinese Grandma Who Fought Attacker Makes Another Big Move

Xiao Zhen Xie to donate nearly $1M from GoFundMe to combat anti-Asian racism

(Newser) - An elderly Chinese woman who captured the nation's attention when she fought back against an attacker is drawing headlines once again. When Xiao Zhen Xie, said to be 75 or 76, was punched by a man last week as she waited to cross a San Francisco street, the grandmother...

'Belligerent' Refusal to Wear a Mask, Then a Stabbing

Police say Texas man attacked Jack in the Box manager over mask request

(Newser) - Police in Texas have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say stabbed a fast-food manager over a request to put on a face mask. NBC News reports that cops in League City, about 25 miles southeast of Houston, are searching for James Schulz. The 53-year-old is said to...

Family Alleges 'Racially Motivated' Attack Against Boy at Sleepover

Black 13-year-old allegedly shot at with BBs, made to drink urine, called the n-word

(Newser) - School and law enforcement officials in Texas are investigating after a Black boy was allegedly called the n-word and homophobic slurs, shot with BB guns, and made to drink urine during a sleepover at a friend's house. SeMarion Humphrey, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Haggard Middle School, went to...

Home Improvement Star Pleads Guilty to Attacking Girlfriend

Zachery Ty Bryan was accused of choking her

(Newser) - Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan pleaded guilty Tuesday to attacking his girlfriend. Bryan was accused of choking her at their Oregon apartment in October, but the 39-year-old's plea deal saw the felony strangulation charge and others, including coercion, dropped, TMZ reports. Bryan will avoid jail after pleading guilty...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

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