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Trump Funeral Guest Hit Restaurant Worker: Report

Seems it all went down at a Fig & Olive restaurant

(Newser) - Looks like someone in Robert Trump's funeral party got upset Friday night and punched a restaurant worker in the nose, Fox 5 DC reports. NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted that he confirmed the assault at a Fig & Olive restaurant in DC: The unnamed mourner "blindsided one...

Arrest of Man in Assault on Teen Worker Was a Bit Dramatic

But Troy McCoy and a woman have now been charged in alleged Sesame Place attack

(Newser) - A couple accused of assaulting a teenage Sesame Place worker who asked them to wear masks are now facing multiple charges over the incident. Troy McCoy, 39, and Shakerra Bonds, 31, allegedly attacked the 17-year-old because he had, earlier in the day, reminded them to wear their masks at the...

Couple Assaults Teen Sesame Place Worker Over Masks

Theme park employee reminded them to wear facial coverings, got seriously injured

(Newser) - A 17-year-old employee at Sesame Place was forced to undergo surgery after a mask dispute at the Pennsylvania theme park Sunday ended in an altercation. The worker had asked a couple to put on their masks earlier in the day; then, around 5pm, he encountered the man and woman again...

Customer Asks Woman to Wear Mask Correctly, Gets Leg Broken

Police have arrested female suspect, charged her with assault

(Newser) - A woman using a copy machine at a New Jersey Staples store last week ended up with a broken leg after she asked a fellow customer to put on her face mask. The alleged victim, 54-year-old Margot Kagan, says 25-year-old Terri Thomas came up to the machine next to hers...

'Call Trump': White Supremacist Loses It in Restaurant

Nicholas Arnold Schock assaults woman in Florida

(Newser) - Nothing like a little fine dining—especially when a self-proclaimed white supremacist explodes in a rage and hits a female staffer in the face. That's what happened at a restaurant in Nokomis, Florida, where a man identified as Nicholas Arnold Schock was caught on video going berserk, TMZ reports....

Another Bus Driver Attacked Over Mask Rule

This time, in San Francisco

(Newser) - An Asian-American bus driver was attempting to enforce a mask requirement when he was beaten with a wooden bat, according to police in San Francisco. The driver for San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) had asked three passengers—possibly teenagers—to leave the bus when one allegedly spit on the driver...

Asked to Wear Masks, Guys Instead Start Trader Joe's Brawl

Numerous charges stem from July 14 assault at Manhattan store

(Newser) - Eight employees of a Trader Joe's in New York City were reportedly injured in a confrontation with two men who refused to wear masks. Employees had asked the men to leave the Manhattan store on East 32nd Street around 8:50pm on July 14 as they weren't following...

Bus Driver Tells 3 Young Men to Wear Masks. Then, This

A San Francisco health order requires that everyone wear a mask on public transport

(Newser) - A San Francisco bus driver was beaten with a bat by a passenger who refused to wear a face mask, police said. Three young men without masks apparently got on a public bus Wednesday afternoon and the driver repeatedly asked them to don face coverings, the AP reports. A city...

Judge Delivers Bad News to Teen Detained Over Homework

Michigan 15-year-old has to stay in juvenile detention center for several more months

(Newser) - A Michigan teen placed in juvenile detection after failing to do her homework won't be getting out in the near future, despite claims that the case represents "the criminalization of Black children," per NBC New York . The 15-year-old identified as Grace told Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen...

Sheriff: Cop Pointing Gun at Unarmed Man's Head 'Despicable'

Former Sgt. Janak Amin has been fired, arrested; colleagues reported incident in Tampa

(Newser) - A former 21-year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being accused by his colleagues of pointing a gun at the head of an unresisting Black man already in custody. The Tampa Bay Times reports...

Cops: Woman Coughed in Baby's Face After Arguing With Mom

Suspect was 'upset about social distancing'

(Newser) - Police in San Jose are searching for a woman accused of deliberately coughing in a baby's face after arguing with the 1-year-old's mother about social distancing. Police spokesman Enrique Garcia says the suspect, a white woman in her 60s, removed her face mask, got close to the baby'...

NYPD Officer Charged With Assaulting Protester

Vincent D'Andraia was filmed violently shoving her to the ground

(Newser) - An NYPD officer seen shoving a young woman during a protest against police brutality has surrendered to face multiple charges. Vincent D'Andraia, 28, is the first officer in the city to be charged over his conduct during George Floyd protests, though he is not expected to be the last,...

Police Chief Decries 'Horrible' Use of Force on Black Man

Police officer Tyler Timberlake charged with assault after using stun gun on 'man in crisis'

(Newser) - A Virginia police officer was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery Saturday after being accused of using excessive force on a black man. The Fort Hunt Herald reports the incident took place Friday around 1:30pm in Mount Vernon, where an apparently disoriented victim—described by the Fairfax County Police...

Retail Workers Face 'Abuse and Violence'

Samantha Clarke was sucker-punched in Modesto, Calif.

(Newser) - For weeks Samantha Clarke calmly listened to the insults and threats directed daily at her and her employees by people who learned they couldn't enter the Modesto, California, store without wearing a mask and following other coronavirus-related rules. But never, says the 17-year veteran of retail sales, did she...

2 Buffalo Police Officers Are Charged With Assault

Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski surrendered Saturday

(Newser) - Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, the AP reports. Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, who surrendered Saturday morning, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault. They...

Cops: Man 'Still Had Hamburger in His Ear Upon Arrival'

Florida woman accused of domestic battery against boyfriend

(Newser) - Florida is trying to get back to some level of normalcy during the coronavirus pandemic—and the latest crime report shows it may be doing just that. The Smoking Gun reports that Tanya Cordero, 47, was arrested Monday after an incident in a mobile home in Largo, Fla. Per an...

Cops on Trail Attack: 'We Have the Bike. We Have the Clothes'

Anthony Brennan III arrested, accused of assaulting 3 activist teens in Maryland

(Newser) - Police think they have their guy. A 60-year-old man turned himself in to Maryland police and was arrested Friday after allegedly attacking a trio of teens who were putting up anti-police-brutality fliers on a Montgomery County trail. The viral video of the Thursday confrontation on the Capital Crescent Trail showed...

They Were Putting Up George Floyd Flyers. Then Came a Cyclist

Police looking for man seen in video appearing to assault activists on Maryland trail

(Newser) - Maryland police are asking for the public's help regarding a cyclist seen on video appearing to assault a group of people who were posting flyers ( WJLA has a pic) that read "Killer Cops Will Not Go Free." Per ABC News , the Tuesday confrontation happened on Montgomery...

Australia Wants Investigation After Its Journalists Assaulted

Police seen punching cameraman, hitting reporter with baton near White House

(Newser) - Bellingcat senior investigator Nick Waters documented 100 cases of police attacks on journalists in four days of protests before describing the 101st case as coming outside the White House on Monday. Two Australian journalists, 7News correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers, were reporting live around 6:25pm local time...

College Recruit Was Shooting Hoops. Then Came Bullets
He's a Teen
Football Star—
and Under Arrest

He's a Teen Football Star— and Under Arrest

Luke Hill allegedly threatened the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - A high school football star who fielded offers from more than a half-dozen colleges isn't likely to attend any this fall after he allegedly tried to murder his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, of Maryland was arrested on a slew of charges including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree...

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