PUBLISHED: 13:39 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:54 05 April 2018 Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY Archant A witness in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his neighbour’s dog has told a court the gunshot went off in her ear and sounded “like a thunderclap”. Melanie Conway-Lusted raced from her home in Undley Road, Lakenheath, into Robin Rolph’s next-door garden after hearing her neighbour tell his wife to “get his gun”, Ipswich Crown Court heard yesterday. Giving evidence, Mrs Conway-Lusted said her “mild-tempered” and “gentle” Labrador cross Coco had gone missing on the afternoon of September 13 last year – and members of her family were trying to find her. As she rushed to her neighbour’s garden, where it was feared Coco may have gone, she said a gunshot went off in her left ear. “I will never forget that noise,” she told the court. “It sounded like a … [Read more...] about Man accused of shooting neighbour’s dog told wife ‘get my gun’ before shot was fired, court hears
Erik Ljung jokes that he may be the only Californian who started his film career by moving to Wisconsin.Ljung came to Milwaukee about a decade ago to pursue a career in graphic design. But when he attended the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2009 and 2010, he was taken by all the locally-made films screening there.“I went to see so many other local filmmakers doing really cool stuff,” he said. “I can do this. I know these people. The Milwaukee Film Festival really made film feel accessible.”Ljung quit his day job shortly thereafter to pursue film and photography full time. Last fall, he came back to the Milwaukee Film Festival, this time as a filmmaker with his debut documentary, “The Blood is on the Doorstep.”The film comes to Madison to play the Wisconsin Film Festival at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Shannon Hall at the UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. Tickets are available through Wednesday at 2018.wifilmfest.org and on Saturday at the … [Read more...] about Wisconsin Film Festival: Documentary on Milwaukee police shooting comes to Madison
15-year-old Anthony Borges barricaded a door closed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, using his body as a shield while the shooter looked to gun down students hiding inside. Anthony took five bullets: three to his legs, one close to his liver, and another that forced a third of his lung to be removed. After nine surgeries and almost two months, Borges is now home from the hospital. Borges told Today‘s Kerry Sanders he thought he was going to die. His family had to move from their walkup apartment to a different unit in their building because doctors told them Anthony will not be able to manage stairs for a while as he continues to recover from his wounds. They intend to sue Broward County, Broward County Public Schools and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for their inability to protect students from the shooting. Meanwhile, the family has received boxes of letters hailing Anthony as a “hero,” and “the real Iron … [Read more...] about Parkland Student Who Shielded Others During Shooting Released from Hospital
While appearing on the National Rifle Association’s media network NRATV, the group’s correspondent Chuck Holton suggested yesterday’s YouTube’s headquarters shooting in San Bruno, California was triggered by the website’s push to “censor content.” “I have talked about this before, YouTube making these changes where they’re going from being a platform for videos to being a publisher of videos, meaning that they are starting to censor content here and there,” said Holton while speaking to NRATV’s resident appliance-smasher Grant Stinchfield. “[That] actually opens them up to liability and it opens them up to a lot of hatred from people around the world.” He continued: “Bottom line is, as it turns out, this shooter was just pretty downright crazy even by California standards and that’s saying something.” Stinchfield, who maintained the two were “very careful” not to … [Read more...] about NRATV Correspondent on YouTube Shooting: Their Censorship ‘Opens Them Up to a Lot of Hatred’
The suspect in the YouTube headquarters shooting in San Bruno, California yesterday appears to have had a serious problem with the platform’s recently ramped up video demonetization policies. YouTube demonetization, which is a term used to describe when videos on the website no longer generate ad revenue for the platform or for the creator, has been a policy since 2012. The site uses the process to protect advertisers from being associated with objectionable content. In 2016, YouTube changed their content standards, which dramatically increased the number of videos they deemed worthy of demonetization, which was met with widespread outrage from creators. Much to the chagrin and protest of many of the platform’s users, YouTube has continued its demonetization push in 2017 and 2018. Alleged YouTube gunman Nasim Aghdam, the now-deceased 39-year-old from San Diego suspected of shooting three of the company’s employees before turning a handgun on herself, claimed to be one … [Read more...] about What is Video ‘Demonetization’ and Why Was the YouTube Shooting Suspect Angered by It?