Tag: Assaults

ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time

STOCKHOLM — It looked like a small-time assault case, but, somehow, it swept up Kim Kardashian West, President Trump and the United States’ top hostage negotiator. And on Wednesday it reached its climax, when judges in Stockholm found the rapper ASAP Rocky guilty of assault. But he will not serve any more jail time, having […]

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Man Assaulted Boy at Rodeo for Refusing to Remove Hat for Anthem, Officials Say

A Montana man is facing a felony charge for assaulting a 13-year-old boy who he said refused to remove his cap for the national anthem at a county rodeo — a confrontation that the authorities said left the teenager bleeding from his ears and with a skull fracture. The man, Curt James Brockway, 39, of […]

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U.S. Told Sweden Keeping ASAP Rocky in Prison Could Cause ‘Negative Consequences’

The United States government sent a letter to Sweden warning of “negative consequences” in the relationship between the countries if Sweden did not release the rap artist ASAP Rocky from prison. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, went on trial for assault this week along with two other men, David Rispers and Bladimir […]

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Far-Right Proud Boys Go on Trial, but Anti-Fascists Are Boycotting

The videos that emerged from an Upper East Side event in October showed a disturbing scene: about a dozen men connected to a far-right group called the Proud Boys surrounding and striking a smaller group of protesters, believed to be self-described anti-fascists. Ten members and associates of the Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law […]

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ASAP Rocky Is Charged With Assault in Sweden

The rapper ASAP Rocky was charged on Thursday with having committed an assault causing actual bodily harm on June 30 in central Stockholm, Swedish prosecutors said in a statement. The prosecution will proceed “despite claims of self-defense and provocation,” the public prosecutor for Stockholm, Daniel Suneson, said in an email. The rapper, who was identified […]

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ASAP Rocky Is Charged With Assault

The rapper ASAP Rocky was charged on Thursday with suspicion of committing an assault causing actual bodily harm on June 30 in central Stockholm, Swedish prosecutors said in a statement. The prosecution will proceed “despite claims of self-defense and provocation,” the public prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in an email. The rapper, who was identified in […]

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Forced to Chant Hindu Slogans, Muslim Man Is Beaten to Death in India

NEW DELHI — After apprehending a Muslim man suspected of stealing a motorcycle, the Hindu mob tied him to a lamppost and reportedly beat him for 12 hours while forcing him to chant praises to Hindu gods. Videos began circulating widely showing the attack last week in eastern India, which went on for so long […]

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She Joined the Military, and Became a Citizen. But Her American Dream Ended in Violence.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On Independence Day in 2012, a 31-year-old woman who had moved to New York from Russia and joined the United States military fulfilled a lifelong dream when she became an American citizen in a ceremony at the White House. […]

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Jussie Smollett Case to Be Reviewed by Special Prosecutor

CHICAGO — A judge on Friday ordered that a special prosecutor be appointed to independently investigate charges that the actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist hate crime against himself, as well as the prosecutors’ abrupt decision in March to drop the felony counts against him. The judge’s order concerned the decision by Kim Foxx, the […]

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Cardi B Indicted in Strip Club Fight in Queens

Cardi B, the rapper from the Bronx who vaulted up the charts as the doyenne of “money moves,” was indicted on Friday on felony charges connected to a fight at a Queens strip club last year. The Queens district attorney’s office would not comment on the charges against Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, […]

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5 People Killed on Yakama Indian Reservation, Authorities Say

In February 2018, leaders of the Yakama Nation faced what they called a public safety crisis on its sprawling reservation in central Washington State. The tribal council said it was confronted with an “epidemic of drug use, plague of criminal activity, disregard for the rule of law and general civil unrest” across the reservation, between […]

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Rise in Unruly Behavior on Planes Is Tied to Stress of Flying

Flying has increasingly become a world of the haves and have-nots, starting with purchasing a ticket and continuing as passengers are sorted by status to board. Once on the plane, passengers can see where they fit in the hierarchy, with the seats getting smaller and thinner and legroom tighter with each passing row. Then, there’s […]

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