A WHITE ex-cop was yesterday convicted of murder for shooting an unarmed black teen while on duty last year. Roy Oliver was found guilty of killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards when he fired into a car full of black youngsters as they drove away from a house party in Dallas, Texas. The case is a rare conviction of a police officer accused of killing an African-American while on duty. The family's lawyer Daryl Washington said the case was "about every unarmed African American who has been killed and who has not gotten justice”. He added: "This was a long fought battle. We are just happy that Roy Oliver is gonna have to do his time for taking Jordan's life. "What he did on that night should have never happened." The shooting of the teenager in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs sparked a national debate about policing and race in the United States. A jury in Dallas County rejected Oliver's claim that he feared for his partner's life when he fired into the vehicle after the … [Read more...] about White cop Roy Oliver GUILTY of murdering unarmed black teen Jordan Edwards after shooting at car leaving house party
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WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth Published 1:47 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 DALLAS — A Dallas priest accused of molesting teens and taking at least $60,000 from his parish now is missing, Roman Catholic Church officials said. At St. Cecilia Catholic Church, where the Rev. Edmundo Paredes had served for 27 years, parishioners said Sunday that he may have fled to his native Philippines where he has been taking annual vacations. Bishop Edward Burns told parishioners over the weekend that the Dallas Diocese has hired two private investigators to try to track Paredes down. "Now that we know of his criminal sexual acts, we want to get a handle on him," Burns said. ► Aug. 20: Pope Francis blasts clergy 'atrocities': 'We showed no care for little ones'► Aug. 19: Clergy abuse hotline calls 'surging' after scathing grand jury report► Aug. 19: Pennsylvania priests, parishioners push forward in faith The church first began investigating Paredes in May 2017 over … [Read more...] about Dallas priest goes missing after ‘credible’ sexual-abuse allegations, bishop says
ROBIN Wright was the woman tasked with shouldering the weight of House of Cards' final season after the allegations against lead star Kevin Spacey emerged. The Queen of the small screen has also appeared in some of Hollywood's biggest movies but how old is the Claire Underwood star now and who are her children with Sean Penn? Here's the lowdown... Who is Robin Wright and how old is she? Robin Gayle Wright was born April 8, 1966, in Dallas, Texas and is an American actress and director. The 52-year-old began her career as a model when she was 14 before landing the role of Kelly Capwell in NBC soap opera Santa Barbara. She transitioned into film with her appearance as Buttercup in the 1987 cult classic The Princess Bride and landed her first lead role in 1996's Moll Flanders. In 1997, she co-starred with her then-husband Sean Penn in She's So Lovely. Her nephew Charlie is also an actor who appeared as Rodrick in The Diary of A Wimpy Kid franchise. What else has she appeared in? … [Read more...] about How old is Robin Wright, who’s the House Of Cards star’s husband and who are her children with Sean Penn?
Jayne O'Donnell USA TODAY Published 12:48 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 The White House is starting an anti-opioid advertising campaign targeting young people Thursday, one of its most concrete steps to address opioids since the Trump administration declared the epidemic a public health emergency in October. Actors in the new public education campaign reenact the actual stories of young adults — with only their last names missing — when they were in the throes of opioid addiction. It was created by the Truth Initiative, which helped bring down cigarette smoking among young people over the last 20 years with its "truth campaign" ads. The new opioid ads "bring into sharp relief two major facts: How quickly some people can become hooked and addicted and the lengths to which they will go," Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, said. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) also worked with the Ad Council, … [Read more...] about White House launches opioid education campaign that targets young people using shock value
Jarrett Bell USA TODAY Sports Published 3:58 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 Look at the bright side, Philadelphia Eagles: Your team won’t be positioned in the Rose Garden as a political prop after all. President Trump's decision to rescind the White House's invitation wipes out what loomed to be the most awkward championship event ever. Multiple reports indicated fewer than 10 Eagles players were expected to be on hand for the ceremony, leaving a majority of those making the trip to Washington, D.C., likely opting to spend Tuesday performing community service. Now the Eagles can join the company of the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors as title winners with better things to do than share the stage with Trump. And that list will undoubtedly grow – albeit perhaps not with the NHL's Washington Capitals or Vegas Golden Knights -- with many future champions likely boasting a significant number of African-American players. Sure, … [Read more...] about President Trump canceling Eagles’ White House visit shows NFL failed on anthem policy