1. CHOKEHOLD DEATH
Looking for justice: Protesters poured onto the streets of New York last night, upset over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Garner, an unarmed black man, died in July after a white officer, Daniel Pantaleo, put him in a chokehold. Garner’s death was later ruled a homicide. There were demonstrations in other cities too, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Oakland, California. “Ferguson is Everywhere,” one demonstrator’s sign read, referring to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. But unlike Ferguson, there were no reports of rioting or violence.
An apology: Michael Brown’s stepfather says he’s sorry for his emotional outburst after learning Officer Darren Wilson wouldn’t be indicted in the teen’s death. But he says he’s unfairly taking heat for the rioting that followed. Louis Head said yesterday that “emotions got the best of me” on November 24 in Ferguson, Missouri, when he yelled “Burn this motherf***er down!” and “Burn this bitch down!” Despite Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson’s assertion that police are investigating whether Head intended to incite a riot with his words, law enforcement sources told CNN that Head is unlikely to be prosecuted.
3. MALL KILLING
Suspect wanted: An American woman is dead after being stabbed by an unknown attacker in a restroom at a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Ibolya Ryan was stabbed with a sharp tool after a fight broke out in the lavatory, according to Abu Dhabi Police. The cause of the fight remains unknown; the suspect fled the scene immediately after committing the crime, police said. Violent crime is rare in the UAE.
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