A Chicago woman has sued the Skokie, Illinois, police department for excessive force after an officer allegedly threw her head first into a jail cell bench, smashing several facial bones in the process.
A surveillance video shows officer Michael Hart standing calmly with Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, before leading her out of her jail cell, then throwing her back into the cell several seconds later. The 110-pound woman says several bones in her face were broken when her face slammed into the cement bench in the cell, NBC Chicago reports. The alleged incident took place in March of this year, after Feuerstein had been arrested for driving under the influence when officers found her sleeping in her car by the side of the road.
The Skokie Police Department declined to comment on the lawsuit.
The number of Americans who watch pornography on the Internet has nearly doubled since 2007, according to a new survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
In 2013, 12 percent of American adults reported to watching porn on the Internet, twice as many as reported doing so in 2006. 25 percent of men copped to watching porn, while only 8 percent of women admitted to it.
Those are pretty low numbers considering the ubiquity of the genre. Pew does note that its own numbers probably underestimate the real total of online porn-watching Americans due to a possible “reluctance to report the behavior among some adults.”
What behavior? We’ve never even heard of porn…
U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker canceled his remaining campaign events in New Jersey Thursday — less than a week before the election — following the death of his father, Cary Booker, according to a statement from his campaign.
Cary Booker, 79, recently suffered from a stroke and struggled with Parkinson’s disease. He died in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Associated Pressreports. His son Cory, the 44-year-old mayor of Newark, N.J., is considered a front-runner in the special election for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D) Senate seat. A recent poll from Quinnipiac University placed Booker ahead of former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan (R) by 12 points, the Washington Post reports. New Jersey residents will cast their votes next Wednesday.
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