Attacker with knife flees after woman reveals her concealed carry gun, police say

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A woman in Illinois was reportedly able to protect herself with her concealed carry firearm after a stranger with a knife jumped into her car.

Police said a woman who was parked near a shopping mall in Moline on Sunday was attacked by a man who fought his way into her car, according to WQAD 8.

During the fight, the man reportedly slashed the woman’s arm with a knife. He then ordered the woman to drive to Rock Island County, a rural area, according to police.

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Once the woman stopped the car, she was able to reach her gun, which she had a concealed carry firearm permit for, WQAD 8 reported.

After the attacker saw the weapon, he reportedly ran off and she was able to drive herself to the hospital.

Police subsequently opened an investigation and arrested Floyd R. May, 61.

May was charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery with a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault.

He is reportedly in Rock Island County Jail on $550,000 bond.

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Dubai Police owns a hoverbike because the world makes no sense

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The Dubai Police has a world-renowned fleet of supercars for promotional use, and now, the internet-reknowned force is dipping into the realm of science fiction with a hoverbike.

At the Gitex Technology Week conference, the Dubai Police showed off its latest acquisition, a Hoversurf Scorpion hoverbike. While there’s no real definition of a hoverbike, this one is pretty close, with a series of small rotors providing lift while the operator rides it like a motorcycle.

Personally, I think it’s less of a hoverbike and more of an incredibly dangerous helicopter, but that’s a matter of semantics more than anything. Whatever you call it, this… thing can handle a 600-pound load and fly at speeds up to 43 mph for about a half an hour at a time. It can also fly itself, because of course it can.

It’s unclear how the Dubai Police plan to use the craft, but it appears that it will be put to actual use, rather than just being shown off for marketing purposes.

Dubai in general is taking a very forward approach to burgeoning tech. The company welcomed its first robotic police officer in May, and earlier this year, it was reported that the EHang 184-person capacity drone would start making regular flights in the city.

I’d like to know what the marketing budget is for the Dubai Police.


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Louisiana sheriff’s office boycotting Ford police cars over NFL anthem protest stance

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A Louisiana sheriff’s office is boycotting Ford’s police cars due to the automaker’s support for the right of NFL players to protest during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington posted a letter that he sent to the Ford dealership his department buys its cars from to inform it of the decision.

Whittington wrote that “the Bossier Sheriff’s Office will no longer purchase Ford products as long as Ford sides with these who have no regard for the men and women who protect and serve this great nation. Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the taxpayers of Bossier Parish have a right to spend our money elsewhere.”

Ford, an NFL sponsor, issued a statement in September on the protests that said, “”we respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great.”

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Whittington also sent the letter to all of Louisiana’s sheriffs, along with the state and national sheriffs’ association presidents urging them to join his boycott. None of those recipients, or Ford, have yet commented on Whittington’s stance.

The dealership, Hixon Automotive Group, has also not publicly responded to the letter, but a Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook post says that the owner reached out to the Sheriff to say that he was unaware of Ford’s position and that it also concerns him. He told Whittington that he would be presenting the letter to Ford leadership soon.

Whittington’s office has a fleet of over 300 vehicles, but they’re not exclusively Ford products, according to Automotive News. The Shreveport Times reports that the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office bought nearly $750,000 worth of Ford vehicles from Hixon Automotive Group in 2016 and 2017.

Along with the automaker’s sponsorship deal with the league, members of the Ford family have owned the Detroit Lions since 1963 and the team plays in Ford Field.

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Harvey Weinstein being investigated police in New York, London

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Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by police in New York and Londn for alleged incidents of sexual assault.

In New York, police are looking into a 2004 incident, and the NYPD is are searching for anyone who may have been victimized by the movie exec, an NYPD spokesperson told Fox News on Thursday.

“Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter,” stated J. Peter Donald, of the NYPD’s DCPI. “No filed complaints have been identified as of this time and as always, the NYPD encourages anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.” 

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(L. to r.) Asia Argento, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie are among the many women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, and worse.

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Meanwhile, London’s Metropolitan police force said it had received an allegation of sexual assault from the Merseyside force in northwest England.

Merseyside police says the allegation was made Wednesday and concerns “an alleged sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.”

In recent days, women have been speaking out to accuse the former Miramax exec of sexual assault, rape and harassment.

“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t….He’s a big guy. He overpowered me”

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Among the allegations is Lucia Evans, who claims she met Weinstein in New York in 2004 while she was a college student. She told the New Yorker she first encountered the mogul at the club Cipriani Upstairs and later went to a meeting at his office with the promise of being in one of his films.

Evans claims that Weinstein quickly became aggressive towards her, forcing her to perform oral sex on him.

“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t….He’s a big guy. He overpowered me,” the 34 year old told the New Yorker.

“The NYPD is investigating an allegation of sex assault from 2004,” the NYPD told Fox News.

New York State does not have a statute of limitations against sex crimes.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Weinstein has retained criminal defense attorney Blair Berk. Berk has not return Fox News’ request for comment. 

Fox News.com Reporter and FOX411 host Diana Falzone covers celebrity news and interviews some of today’s top celebrities and newsmakers.  You can follow her on Twitter @dianafalzone.

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‘Suicidal’ Harvey Weinstein caught storming out of home as police respond

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Harvey Weinstein’s difficult week continued Wednesday as his daughter called 911 claiming he was “suicidal and depressed,” forcing police to rush to the scene, according to a report.

Weinstein was visiting the home of his 22-year-old daughter, Remy, when the two started arguing, TMZ reported. She later clarified to cops that her father did not make any “suicidal statements,” the website added.

It’s unclear specifically what the father and daughter were arguing about, but Weinstein was said to have shouted, “You’re making it worse,” before storming out of her house and flagging down a random vehicle to beg for a ride.

When Weinstein was convinced to go back inside, the LAPD and Remy’s alarm company showed up at the scene around 10:30 a.m. PST. Officers at the scene said Remy claimed the dispute was simply a family issue.

Weinstein has been the target of many in Hollywood whose careers he helped make after reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker alleged that the 65-year-old executive had been routinely using his position of power to sexually harass, proposition and assault women in showbusiness throughout the years.

It was previously reported that the Hollywood mogul is headed out of the country for rehab, but it’s unclear at this time when or where he’ll go.

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Police Called to Harvey Weinstein’s Daughter’s House for Family Disturbance

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Authorities reportedly responded to a call made by Harvey Weinstein‘s daughter Remy on Wednesday.

TMZ reports that Weinstein’s 22-year-old daughter made the call to 911 to “say her dad was suicidal.” Law enforcement tells the site that Weinstein was at Remy’s house in the Los Angeles area when they had an argument that ended up in the street.

Weinstein went back inside and authorities arrived soon after. Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that Remy made the call and she said her father was “suicidal and depressed.”

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An LAPD spokesperson confirms to E! News that they responded to Harvey’s daughter’s house shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a “family disturbance.” The investigation revealed there was no evidence of crime, it was just a family dispute.

The spokesperson also tells us that the Wilshire division LAPD officers responded to the home and the person who resides there called the police initially because they were having a dispute.

The person that the caller was concerned about was not there when police arrived and a public information officer is unable to confirm that the call into police was about Weinstein.

However, a friend of Weinstein’s told Page Six Wednesday evening the he’s not suicidal but that “his heart is breaking for his kids.” The pal also told the publication that Remy “overreacted” when she called the police Wednesday morning.

“Harvey’s daughter Remy was very upset and concerned for her father, because of what she’d read in the media,” the friend explained to Page Six. “She was crying, so he left his therapy and went to her house on Wednesday morning to comfort her.”

But when Weinstein believed he saw photographers, he left Remy’s house.

Weinstein has three children Remy, Emma and Ruth from his first marriage to Eve Chilton. This news comes just one day after Weinstein’s second wife Georgina Chapman, with whom he also has two children, announced that she’s leaving him

On Sunday, Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein Company, three days after the New York Times published a story about his years and years of alleged misconduct. In response to the article, one of Weinstein’s attorneys Charles J. Harder told E! News last week that the article was “saturated with false and defamatory statements.”

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Las Vegas police chief says response to gunman came ‘as quick as possible’

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(Reuters) – Las Vegas police are getting closer to finding an explanation for why a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the city’s police chief said on Wednesday, as he defended the speed of the department’s response to the massacre.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who oversees the police department, told the Las Vegas CBS television affiliate in an interview that police officials were not trying to cover anything up a day after revising the timeline for the shooting.

The revision on Monday showed hotel security was aware of a gunman six minutes before he started firing into a crowd of more than 20,000 people, killing 58. The revised timeline raised new questions, including why gunman Stephen Paddock ceased firing on concertgoers once he began, and whether hotel security and police coordinated as well as first believed.

“No matter what that timeline was, the response was as quick as possible. I don’t think the response could have been any faster,” Lombardo said in a video posted on the station’s LasVegasNow.com website.

Paddock, 64, injured hundreds of people attending a music festival in a hail of bullets fired from the windows of his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. He then shot himself to death before police stormed his room.

Lombardo on Monday said Paddock shot a hotel security guard Jesus Campos, who was checking on an open-door fire alarm on the same floor, six minutes before beginning to fire on the crowd.

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Officials initially said Paddock, who had placed hidden cameras outside the room to monitor activity, first fired into the concert and then stopped shooting after strafing the hotel hallway through the doorway of his room when Campos was apparently detected by the gunman.

Earlier police accounts also said a wounded Campos helped direct police to the room occupied by Paddock, who by then had quit firing on concertgoers. Lombardo originally said police officers reached the 32nd floor within 12 minutes of the first reports of the attack.

“We will have a pretty good assessment of the reasons why, but it is going to take time,” he said, adding “there are going to be questions that will never be answered.”

Las Vegas police officials were not immediately available for comment.

MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, questioned the latest chronology from police, saying in a statement on Tuesday that it may not be accurate.

ABC News reported on Wednesday the gunman’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, has been put on a U.S. government watch list that will notify authorities if she attempts to leave the country on a commercial airline flight.

Danley, 62, has been called a “person of interest” in the case. Her lawyer said she had no inkling of Paddock’s plans.

Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; editing by G Crosse

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Harvey Weinstein Suicide Threat Prompts Police Response (VIDEO)

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Harvey Weinstein‘s daughter called 911 to say her dad was suicidal Wednesday morning, and police responded … TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement, Weinstein was at his 22-year-old daughter Remy‘s place when their argument spilled out onto the street. We’re told Harvey yelled to her, “You’re making it worse” … and then flagged down a random vehicle driving past, begging for a ride.

We’re told Remy convinced her father to go back in the house, and shortly thereafter — around 10:30 AM — LAPD and her alarm company showed up.

Law enforcement sources confirm officers responded to a call from Remy, who said her father was “suicidal and depressed.” When they arrived … Harvey had already left the home.

We’re told when officers arrived Remy told them no suicidal statements were made, and it was purely a family dispute.

As of now, we’re told Weinstein is still in L.A., but planning to fly out of town — possibly to a rehab center — before day’s end.

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‘Suicidal’ Harvey Weinstein caught storming out of home as police respond

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Harvey Weinstein’s difficult week continued Wednesday as his daughter called 911 claiming he was “suicidal and depressed,” forcing police to rush to the scene, according to a report.

Weinstein was visiting the home of his 22-year-old daughter, Remy, when the two started arguing, TMZ reported. She later clarified to cops that her father did not make any “suicidal statements,” the website added.

It’s unclear specifically what the father and daughter were arguing about, but Weinstein was said to have shouted, “You’re making it worse,” before storming out of her house and flagging down a random vehicle to beg for a ride.

When Weinstein was convinced to go back inside, the LAPD and Remy’s alarm company showed up at the scene around 10:30 a.m. PST. Officers at the scene said Remy claimed the dispute was simply a family issue.

Weinstein has been the target of many in Hollywood whose careers he helped make after reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker alleged that the 65-year-old executive had been routinely using his position of power to sexually harass, proposition and assault women in showbusiness throughout the years.

It was previously reported that the Hollywood mogul is headed out of the country for rehab, but it’s unclear at this time when or where he’ll go.

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Cal Thomas: Students at Seattle Law School are being denied a well-rounded education by the free speech police

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If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe’s Black Death in the 14th century.

An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is a plague of a different sort, but deadly in a different way. The victim here is the right to free speech.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Annette Clark, the dean of Seattle University’s Law School, has revoked the school’s sponsorship of a Federalist Society event. The reason? The proposed debate on immigration, hosted by the school’s Access to Justice Institute, might be “harmful” to minority students and “undocumented immigrants,” aka people who broke the law to get to America, though we are not supposed to talk like that these days.

At first I thought it was a joke. It is. But a joke played on those elites who claim to believe in tolerance, academic freedom and inclusion. Dean Clark’s edict reflects her and the school’s intolerance, academic propaganda and exclusion of any view that does not conform to the university’s imposed ideology. Isn’t this the stuff of re-education camps and gulags?

Many college campuses claim devotion to diversity, while practicing and imposing conformity. To them, diversity has to do with skin color, ethnicity and sexual orientation. It is secular liberalism dressed up in different garb. Real diversity would include people of different opinions.

At Seattle U’s Law School, the Federalist Society, a conservative organization that believes in an originalist view of the Constitution, was preparing for an immigration debate. The last I checked a debate is supposed to include opposing points of view. The purpose of a debate is to inform people so they can decide which view is superior to the other. In the ’80s, these were the kinds of debates in which I participated on many college campuses. With only a few exceptions I was granted a respectful hearing, as was my debate opponent. Often we would attend a dinner before the debate, or a reception afterward, where students and faculty could observe us interacting with decorum, humor and mutual respect.

Invitations to college campuses began disappearing in the ’90s and I haven’t had any since. The stories of high-profile speakers being denied the right to speak or shouted down and demonstrated against should they actually make it onto a campus are legion.

The kind of censorship practiced in Seattle is not unique to that school either. It is trending across the country. Increasingly, campuses have become “safe spaces” so that “snowflakes” will not be troubled by ideas that rattle their still developing brains, which should, instead of stagnating, constantly evolve. If they think they already know everything, why spend time and money going to college?

The greater question is this: Why do so many parents, especially conservative parents, send their children to schools that undermine their faith and values, distort history and promote causes that will not help them get a job once they graduate? A corollary question: Why do students take on so much debt to attend universities where their “consciences” might be raised on the liberal side, but where they are shielded from what real life looks like?

Nat Hentoff, the late liberal journalist and social critic, said the answer to speech you don’t like is not less speech, but more speech. The students at Seattle Law School are being denied a well-rounded education by the speech and thought police. Students should demand that a portion of their tuition be refunded and the federal government should consider denying tax subsidies to institutions of “higher learning” that practice censorship.

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