‘I was raped’ by police officer ex-husband

Fewer than a quarter of those allegations led to disciplinary action. There are 200,000 members of the police workforce in England and Wales according to latest figures, of whom 122,000 are police officers. Suzanne’s story Suzanne – not her real name – told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme her ex-husband, a police officer, was violent towards her for years. She said she eventually called police when he threatened her with a knife, but they did very little. “The police turned up and the only advice they gave him was he should leave the house and go for a walk to calm down. “I don’t remember them talking to me at all,” she added. Suzanne said the violence escalated and her …

Tomi Lahren: Even a Sex Pistol agrees California is now the homeless encampment of the West

Johnny Rotten performs with the Sex Pistols during the Exit music festival in Novi Sad, northerm Serbia, July 14, 2008. (Reuters) How could a state with such abundant natural resources, academia, celebrity, wealth, and technology be such a crap hole in so many areas? Well, it didn’t take long for me to figure it out. It’s been run into the ground by Democrats who LOVE to tax the hard-working but also love to welcome and coddle illegals, felons, addicts, and bums. I am sick of funneling my hard-earned tax dollars into a state that sets aside $500 million dollars for the homeless and still can’t solve the problem! Does that sound harsh? Too bad. Here’s what you need to understand …

Is Apocalypse Now: Final Cut the best version we’ll ever see?

At this years Tribeca film festival, Francis Ford Coppola used the 40th anniversary of his Vietnam masterpiece to unveil a new version Everyone in the house at the Beacon Theatre last night already knew the legend of Apocalypse Now. The troubled production of Francis Ford Coppolas psychedelic Vietnam war epic has already calcified into the stuff of industry myth: leading man Martin Sheen was nearly felled by a heart attack, second lead Marlon Brando showed up to set too overweight to believably portray a Green Beret, a monsoon seemingly sent by God destroyed thousands of dollars in equipment. The behind-the-scenes documentary Hearts of Darkness tracks Coppolas descent towards madness during the unending shoot in the Filipino jungle, the money and …

Joe Giudice’s Pardon Request ‘Has Not Reached’ Donald Trump, Says Source! – Perez Hilton

Joe Giudice‘s chances of staying in the United States are getting slimmer by the second. As The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was taken into ICE custody after he was released from prison, serving a 41-month sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. He moved to the U.S. when he was a young child, but never completed his naturalization to become an American citizen. Though his family has publicly pleaded President Donald Trump to pardon the patriarch, a source familiar with the administration’s thinking said Joe’s case is not even on their radar. Per People on Wednesday: “This has not reached the White House… If it was worth it on the merits, this would be something, but just because [the Giudice family] is asking…” …

John Singleton: maverick director with a radical edge

Boyz N the Hood sent audiences reeling and marked the start of an uneven career for a writer-director whose films were rooted in lived experience Hollywood wasnt ready for Boyz N Mean Streets or Fellinis Snowfall Singleton arguably did not have the fully realised directorial career that others had. Imperious debut Ice Cube in Boyz n the Hood. Photograph: Allstar/Columbia But most other directors couldnt boast of anything approaching the ferocity of his Boyz N the Hood, a masterpiece that seems to thump, judder and pulse with police helicopter rotor blades, or semiautomatic gunfire, or music in the streets. Cuba Gooding Jr plays Tre; Ice Cube is his troubled friend Doughboy and Morris Chestnut is Doughboys brother Ricky. Tyra Ferrell …

Feds Rule That One Companys Gig Workers Are Contractors

It's a question that cuts to the heart of the way tech giants like Uber and Lyft do business: Are gig-economy workers really just contractors, or should they be classified and compensated as employees? On Monday, the US Department of Labor hinted at an answer, writing in a letter to one gig-economy company that its workers are, in fact, independent contractors. The letter came in response to an inquiry by a single, unnamed company that sought the department's advice on whether its workers could fairly be considered contractors under the law. In 2015, the Obama administration issued broad guidance on this issue, suggesting that workers who are economically dependent on a business should be considered employees. But the Trump administration …

The minefield of fame: how accurate do biopics need to be?

Screen adaptations of the lives of the famous must tread a fine line, as a new film about Tolkien shows Where did all those hobbits, ents and orcs really spring from? And what inspired the powerful bond of fellowship that carries little Bilbo and Frodo along their paths? The many fans of the work of JRR Tolkien will soon have a fresh answer to ponder because the new biopic about the authors young life, starring Nicholas Hoult, suggests his schoolboy experiences were the source of all that creativity. The argument of the film, directed by a Finn, Dome Karukoski, has not gone down well with the Tolkien family or with his literary estate. They have stated they did not approve …

Exposed: Military Investigating 4 More Servicemen For Ties To White Nationalist Group

Four more members of the United States armed forces are now under investigation for their ties to a white nationalist group, military officials have confirmed to HuffPost. A lance corporal in the Marines, a master sergeant in the Air Force, a specialist in the Army, and a private in the Minnesota National Guard have been identified as belonging to Anti-Defamation LeagueSouthern Poverty Law Center seven other U.S. servicemen obtained Identity Evropa’s Discord messages and published them online. Since then a of anonymous anti-fascist activists have mined those messages for clues as to the offline identities of the Identity Evropa members, most of whom posted on Discord under fake names. Among those exposed by anti-fascist activists are , , arrested bomb …

People are slamming famous punk rocker for complaining about the homeless. But he’s got a good reason.

Homeless people  in Venice Beach by Malingering / Flickr Los Angeles is experiencing a homelessness epidemic with the number of unhoused people rising 75% over the past six years. About 54,000 of the city’s four million residents are currently experiencing homelessness and the root cause is the city’s lack of affordable housing. According to LAist, since 2000, renter incomes have decreased by 3% while rents have gone up 32%. The city recently created a quarter-cent increase in its sales tax to fund programs to help house these residents, but encampments are still popping up throughout the city. Venice Beach, a swanky West L.A. neighborhood famous for its eccentric residents, has seen one of the largest increases in unhoused people. Shell …

Hats off to Fez: go back in time in this atmospheric city

Dont fight it getting lost is one of the best things to do in Moroccos most beguiling and ancient medina It happens on the third day, after our bookbinding class, having spent the morning deep in concentration learning how to Coptic-stitch and emboss our own leather journal. Within minutes of leaving the attic studio, deep in the heart of Fezs sprawling medina, we become hopelessly and unavoidably lost. Was it the alleyway to the left of the stall piled high with spices and fresh figs? Or the other one that opens into a market square with stacks of dried fruit and couscous, cages of live chickens, rugs and candy-coloured lanterns, pottery and beaten copper plates? My teenage daughter strides ahead, …

This $400,000 House Being Sold In Texas Might Be The Weirdest House Youve Seen Yet

They say to each their own, which is why as respectable adults we should not judge other’s choices. But you’ve got to admit – some things are so ugly they have no business being out there and deserve to be roasted online. That’s what happened to these (probably) nice people who were just looking to sell their house online. However, due to the sometimes harsh Internet culture, things took a different turn and now everyone and their mother now knows about this ranch-style house in Texas and we think, that you should, too. This seemingly nice house in Texas was put up for sale for $400,000 Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Even though the look of the living room …

30 Times Women Shared Their Thoughts On Twitter And Made People Crack Up

Now here we are in 2019 and this mentality hasn’t changed. However, with the advent of the internet women have another platform other than t.v and comedy clubs to show off their comedic chops and it is a blessing. On the list below is another hilarious collection of tweets from women that prove once again women are just as funny as men – who knows maybe funnier. Scroll down below to upvote your favs! #1 #2 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/hilarious-woman-tweets/?media_id=1696962’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1115280147232563200-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); BoredPanda.Tracking.trackImageShares(‘Facebook’, ‘1696962’, ‘/2019/04/1115280147232563200-png__700.jpg’, ”); return false;”> #4 #5 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/hilarious-woman-tweets/?media_id=1696853’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/982156453396996096-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); …

Spud-loving couples can spend $200 a night to stay in this potato-shaped Airbnb.

via AirBNB Romance means something different to every couple. For some, it’s strawberries, champagne, and a romantic comedy. For others it’s a night of dancing cheek to cheek. An entrepreneur in Idaho hopes spud-loving couples out there will die to spend a night in a giant potato. For years, the 12-foot wide, 11-foot-high Big Idaho Potato toured the country as a curiosity to promote the Idaho Potato Commission. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Big Idaho Potato (@bigidahopotato) on Apr 12, 2019 at 10:14am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Big Idaho Potato (@bigidahopotato) on Jul 7, 2018 at 2:17pm PDT Recently, the commission took the potato off the road and handed it …

You can now watch the infamous ‘Alien’ high school play in its entirety

Remember those awesome pictures of a New Jersey high school putting on a stage play of Ridley Scotts 1979 film ? Yeah, the chest-burster one. Weavers introduction happens at about the four-minute mark, in which she names and thanks the teachers involved with putting on the special encore edition of the show. The video itself was filmed by a member of the audience, so its not exactly a professional recording, but it does the trick and lets you see how the crew translated the slow-burn horror film into something appropriate for a low-budget theater production. Seeing it all in motion, it’s stunning how well they capture the feel of the original film. One of my favorite bits is when the …

Rami Malek reveals that he’s not great at typing

Mr. RobotHe can barely type on a keyboard, said Carly Chaikin, who plays Darlene on the show, on Sunday afternoon at the Tribeca Film Festival. Im not a millennial who can just bang everything out at 100 words per minute, Malek replied. A Farewell to Mr. RobotMr. RobotMr. Robot Although the show is about hackers, the actors dont actually need to know how to code. Chaikin said that the keyboards are pre-programmed and shes just pressing random things during scenes. But to prepare for her role, Chaikin said she read books on hacking and became interested in representing someone who doesnt fit societys image of a typical hacker. Heres a cool girl who is really smart and a great hacker, …

Tesla’s Robotaxi Pledge, a Browser That Pays You, and More News

You can finally make money surfing the web, and Elon Musk says you could be picked up by a self-driving Tesla taxi as soon as next year. What a time to be alive! Here's the news you need to know in two minutes or less. Elon Musk delivers more promises ahead of earnings report Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted there will be 1 million self-driving Tesla "robotaxis" on the road by next year, a number that seemed pretty stunning to most experts. While there are currently 0 such taxis on the road today, he says Teslas already have all the hardware they would need to do it. He also added, “It’s financially insane to buy anything but a Tesla,” …