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Texas Teen Arrested For Clock ‘Bomb’ Sues For $15 Million

In September, Ahmed Mohamed made national headlines and even caught the attention of the White House after he was arrested for creating a digital clock that was mistaken for a bomb. The family of the 14-year-old has since hired attorneys and are seeking $10 million from the city of Irving, Texas and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District, in addition to written apologies within the next 60 days or a formal lawsuit will be filed. [The NY Daily News]

LA Dodgers Finally Adds Diversity To It’s Starting Line Up

Former baseball player, Dave Roberts was recently hired as the first minority manager in the nearly 200 year franchise history of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 43-year-old is half black and half Japanese. Between 2010-2013, Roberts served in various coaching positions for the San Diego Padres’. He was also the starting center fielder for the Dodgers from 2002-04.”His energy is infectious and he has the rare ability to make a genuine connection with every person he comes across” said Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. [NBC Los Angeles]

Donald Trump Tweets Alarmingly Inaccurate Stats About Black Murders

Over 4,000 people retweeted Donald Trump’s tweet of a crime statistics in 2015. The numbers included “Blacks Killed By Whites: 2%, Blacks Killed By Police 1%, Blacks Killed By Blacks 97%” the crime statistics bureau of San Francisco was sourced. It’s since been reported that the numbers were fabricated because the FBI has not released this data for the year. In 2014, approximately 80% of murders involving white victims were committed by other white people, while only 14% were committed by black people, according to the FBI. [The Huffington Post]

Latest Update In Justice For Rekia Boyd

Nearly three years after the murder of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has moved to fire the officer responsible for her untimely death. “After considerable deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that Officer Dante Servin showed incredibly poor judgement in his efforts to intervene in a low-level dispute while off-duty,” McCarthy said in a statement. Earlier this year Sevin was acquitted on charges of involuntary manslaughter. Even with McCarthy’s request, the termination has to be reviewed and approved upon by the Chicago Police Board. [NBC Chicago]

College Student Nearly Paralyzed After E-Cigarette Explosion 

If you’ve traded in your tobacco cigarettes for electronic vapor or e-cigarettes, beware of the possible dangers. Colorado Springs native, Cordero Caples was smoking the e-cig over the weekend when the device exploded, breaking his neck, burning his mouth and knocking out his teeth. The 29-year-old father and college student underwent a successful spinal surgery and is fortunate to not have been paralyzed by the incident. The cause of the explosion from the Chinese manufactured device may have been a faulty battery. Caples is currently in critical condition. [NY Daily News]

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