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Brianna Soukup

Detroit Man Sues White Women For Calling Cops While He Gardened

Judge E. Lynise Bryant reportedly said the women "should be sitting at the defendant's table for stalking and harassment charges."

A black man is suing three white women for repeatedly calling the cops on him while he tended to his community garden. Marc Peeples, 33, claims in a lawsuit that the women lied to police from July 2017 to May 2018 to prevent him from working in the city park.

Peeples says for two years he has worked to make the garden blossom, and the women, Deborah Nash, Martha Callahan and Callahan's grandmother Jennifer Morris, attempted to get Peeles "incarcerated or seriously injured by law enforcement," according to the paperwork filed in Michigan's Wayne County Third Circuit Court last week.

According to NBC in March 2018, the women met with officials at the Detroit Police Department and made several complaints against Peeples, who describes himself as an entrepreneur. One of the allegations was that Peeples threatened to burn down their homes and kill them.

In another incident filed in May 2019, Peeples says the women told police he was a convicted pedophile, which resulted in him getting arrested in front of home-schooled children he brought with him to the park to teach them about gardening.

The women also claim Peeples threatened them, which got him arrested and charged with stalking, an offense punishable with a year in prison. Judge E. Lynise Bryant reportedly said the women "should be sitting at the defendant's table for stalking and harassment charges."

Peeples is seeking $300,000 in damages, attorney fees.

"Since the trial went the way that it went, it actually has been a positive by bringing light to what I’m doing in the community," he said.

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A Colombian man thought outside of the box when he taped $34,000 worth of cocaine to his head and hid it under his wig. The man, who authorities have not yet identified, almost pulled a fast one until authorities at Barcelona Internation Airport noticed something...off.

Dubbed "Operation Toupee." officers reportedly found "a perfectly sealed package taped to his head” because the hairpiece was "disproportionate size.”

"There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,” police said in a statement.

While attempting to smuggle cocaine under a wig may be a first, men and women acting on behalf of a larger drug trafficking ring is as old as time. According to The New York Post, cops in Barcelona stopped a man who had cocaine taped to his stomach, and it was then he confessed to swallowing 35 condoms filled with the drug.

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Justice Department Will Not Charge Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

The day before the five year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, it was reported by multiple outlets that a federal prosecutor would not charge the police officer responsible for his death.

Per USA Today, The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who held Garner in a chokehold outside of a store in Staten Island in an attempt to arrest him for allegedly selling cigarettes. Garner’s last words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

“In 2017, the city's Civilian Complaints Review Board determined that Pantaleo used excessive force,” USA Today reports. “Federal authorities have been conducting a separate, years-long civil rights inquiry into Garner's death. Pantaleo also is awaiting a verdict in a NYPD disciplinary proceeding.”

During Pantaleo’s trial this past May, Stuart London– the police union lawyer who represented the officer– argued that Mr. Garner died from being “morbidly obese.”

“Those who have been able to not come to a rushed judgment, but have looked at the video in explicit detail, see Pantaleo’s intent and objective was to take him down pursuant to how he was taught by NYPD, control him when they got on the ground, and then have him cuffed,”  London said in an interview with the New York Times. “There was never any intent for him to exert pressure on his neck and choke him out the way the case has been portrayed.”

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Charlottesville Killer Receives Life Sentence Plus 419 Years

James Alex Fields Jr will spend the rest of his life behind bars for driving his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va., which injured many and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

According to reports, Judge Richard Moore sentenced the 22-year-old white supremacist to life in prison plus 419 years. Fields, who reportedly had a picture of Adolf Hitler framed by his bed, drove from Ohio to attend the 2017 Unite The Right Rally with fellow racists and neo-Nazi's to protest the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

The event also drew Heyer and other counter-protestors who marched against white nationalism. The violence forced local authorities to declare an unlawful assembly and begin the process of demobilizing everyone. Later on the same day, Fields drove his car into a crowd killing Heyer and hurting others.

The event caused already bubbling racial tensions in America to spill over when during a press conference Donald Trump blamed "both sides" for the turmoil.

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