Dallas -- Police have made an arrest in the brutal beating Friday of a transgender woman that's being classified as a hate crime. It occurred in broad daylight in front of a crowd of people and was caught on cellphone video. Police announced the arrest Sunday night of 29-year-old Edward Thomas and said they're continuing to canvass the neighborhood where it happened for other participants and witnesses.They said the woman reported the assault while receiving hospital treatment Friday night. She told officers she was attacked earlier in the day after she was involved in a minor traffic accident near an apartment complex, according to the police statement released Saturday.CBS Dallas reported a cellphone video captured a crowd of bystanders gawking as the victim, identified by the station as Muhlaysia Booker, was viciously punched by one man and kicked by others. She was apparently beaten into unconsciousness while the crowd looked on and homophobic slurs were shouted.Several women … [Read more...] about Arrest in brutal beating of Dallas transgender woman in broad daylight in front of crowd
Sometimes, a district attorney does a bigger service to a community by choosing not to prosecute. That’s why we offer our praise to Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot for dropping the charges this week against a woman seen on a disturbing videotape being repeatedly punched by a man after a dispute in a Deep Ellum parking lot.Austin Shuffield faces four counts of misdemeanor assault and a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.But we join Creuzot in being surprised to see the Dallas Police Department press charges against the woman Shuffield is seen beating, L'Daijohnique Lee.Lee, who was hospitalized after the assault, briefly faced a felony criminal mischief charge for breaking Shuffield’s back window after she was beaten.Police Chief Renee Hall told reporters her department had the responsibility to handle Lee’s case like any other. The department investigated, determined a crime had been committed, filed charges and sent the case to the … [Read more...] about Dallas’ DA calmed the storm after a black woman was beaten then charged with a crime
Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 11:39 am PDT, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 On the night where a gun was pulled, punches were thrown and car windows smashed, transforming Dallas into the next flash-point of criminal justice and race relations, everything began with a traffic dispute. L'Daijohnique Lee was going the wrong way down a one-way street in Deep Ellum on March 21. She was dropping off a friend, she said. Austin Shuffield, 30, was trying to leave a parking lot. He tried to take a picture of her license plate. Lee, 24, threatened to mace him if he didn't back away, WFAA reported, citing a police affidavit. A bystander video captured what happened next. Shuffield, who is white, clutches a pistol at his side and steps toward Lee, who is black. She pulls out her phone to dial 911. Shuffield swats the phone to the ground and Lee connects a punch. Then Shuffield winds up for at least five hard blows to Lee's head, sending her reeling. Then he kicks her phone … [Read more...] about A black woman was beaten at gunpoint. Police charged her with damaging her attacker’s truck.
Share Tweet Email Crime & Safety Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5226133" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Alleged shooter barricaded in Frisco Share: Share Tweet Email AP FRISCO, Texas -- Authorities say a Texas state trooper is recovering following surgery after being shot by a person who fled a traffic stop in a Dallas suburb. The Texas Department of Public Safety says via Twitter that the shooter remains barricaded inside an apartment early Saturday, more than 12 hours after the shooting. Authorities say the unidentified trooper had tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation at 2:15 p.m. Friday. DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel says the driver fled north along a highway to a Frisco apartment complex. Authorities say after the vehicle stopped, the trooper was shot. Haschel says … [Read more...] about Gunman barricaded following shooting of Dallas state trooper
DETROIT— Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help the Los Angeles Rams overcome a sputtering start to beat the Detroit Lions 30-16 Sunday and clinch the NFC West title for a second straight season.The Rams (11-1) also moved a step closer to earning home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs, taking a one-game lead over New Orleans after it lost to Dallas on Thursday night. It is a cushion Los Angeles needs because its only loss was against the Saints last month.The Lions (4-8) have lost five of six since a surge of success gave them a winning record in late October.Detroit's defense held Los Angeles' high-powered offense in check for three quarters, giving the slumping team a shot to potentially pull off a stunning upset. The Lions, though, failed to make the most of the opportunity because their offense struggled to move the ball and score.Aaron Donald helped seal the win by forcing Matthew Stafford to fumble midway through the fourth quarter. The star defensive … [Read more...] about NFL Roundup| Broncos next: 49ers beaten by Seahawks