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Rank leaves State Department

David Rank

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A top American diplomat in China has resigned his post due to his disapproval of White house decisions.  Charge d’affaires officer David Rank announced his decision after the U.S. pull out of the landmark climate change treaty.

In a recent speech to embassy staff, he said his resignation was due to being asked to do something in support of a policy this past weekend that as a “Parent, Patriot and Christian” he simply could not do in good conscience. 

Fri
02
Jun
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National Donut Day Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts, Hamden, CT

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

National Doughnut Day is Today, Friday, 2 June.  All day to day just like last year Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating by giving everyone that comes in a free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage.   The offer is valid at all participating locations. 

The initiative has sparked Krispy Kreme to follow suit offering each customer a choice of a free donut, no purchase required, at participating locations on Friday. 

The Thinkering News will keep you up to speed on upcoming doughnut day freebies as they happen. 

 

Closest Dunkin Dounut Locations:

  • 1900 Dixwell Ave

Hamden, CT 06514

Distance: 0.84 miles

Daily: Open 24 Hours

Phone: 203-281-1640

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Thu
01
Jun
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Letourneau separate after 12 years of Marriage and 7 Years in prison

Letourneau

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Mary Kay Letourneau and her victim/student/husband filed for separation from his former 6 grade teacher.  The former teacher served more than 7 years in prison for having sex with her student, who she married later has to ask herself whether the prison sentence was worth it. 

To two have two children and Vili Faulaau filed for legal separation earlier this month, the two were married in 2005 and have made several attempts to capitalize on their relationship. The movies, “All American Girl and “That’s My Boy, were both based on the lives of the teacher who was 22-years older than her victim. 

At the time of her molestation she was 34-years-old and married with four children. 

The couple have been featured hosting a night club with Faulaau being the DJ “Hot for Teacher” night. 

Wed
31
May
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Officer who Killed Tamir Rice Lied on Applicaton

Tamir Rice

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

An Ohio police officer has been fired from the Cleveland Division of Police after being found in the wrong for the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. 

Timothy Loehmann, a first year officer with the division responded to a call citing a potential gun threat on a playground, Rice was brandishing a toy gun that fired pellets, but was shot down by the inexperienced officer who was found to have lied on his initial application. 

The accompanying officer on the day of the shooting was Frank Garmback, he is being suspended for 10 days and receive additional tactical training according the Michael McGrath the Cleveland Director of Public Safety. 

Tue
30
May
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Distressed man Kills 8 People in Southern Mississippi

Willie Corey Godbolt

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Seven people and a sheriff’s deputy were killed in a spree that began late Saturday night.   In a small town in southern Mississippi, the spree included several members of the same family as a disgruntled husband shot and killed his mother-in-law, her sister and his sister-in-law and that’s only the first servo.        

The shooter arrived at Vincent Mitchell’s house in a southern suburb of Brookhaven, Mississippi just before mid-night on Saturday night with a plan to pick up his children.  The couple had been dealing with domestic violence for years according to Mitchell who is Godbolt’s step-father-in-law and the family was well aware.  Godbolt’s estranged wife refused to relinquish the two children and authorities were called. 

Thu
25
May
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Former Corrections Commissioner Convicted of Bribes gets 19.7 Years behind bars

Christopher Epps

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The police is headed to the feds.  Christopher Epps.  A man who once held the keys managing prison time for tens of thousands of convicts is now himself convicted and ordered to spend nearly twenty years as a prison inmate. 

Epps,56, a Mississippi corrections commissioner with 12-years of service.  Nearly three years ago he faced a 49-count federal indictment accusing him of stealing at least $1.4 million in bribes and kickbacks pointing nearly $1 billion of state contracts to the chosen.  He said during a sentencing, "It comes back to greed. I made some stupid mistakes I will regret for the rest of my life."

Tue
09
May
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FBI director James Comey claims he Mispoke under oath

James Comey

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The Director of FBI James Comey exaggerated the number of Hilary Clinton emails.  A claim that many believe caused Hillary Clinton to lose the presidency by less than a single percentage point. 

During sworn Senate testimony, Comey told the judiciary committee that Clinton aide Huma Abedin made a regular practice of forwarding “hundreds of thousands of emails to her husband Anthony Weiner,” some ow which contain classified information.  Prior to Comey’s claims Clinton led the election by a wide margin.

According to an investigation by ProPublica the FBI officials acknowledge that Abedin forwarded “just a handful,” of emails not “hundreds of thousands” as Comey stated.  According to ProPublica FBI officials are now trying to figure out how to correct the record in light of the revelations. 

Mon
08
May
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Doctors slain in Exclusive Boston Penthouse

Slain Doctors

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Two doctors were slain in an upscale Boston penthouse on Friday.  Dr. Lina Bolanos, 38, and her fiancée Dr. Richard Field, 49, were found last Friday night in an exclusive and limited entry building, the anesthesiologists were found with their throats slit and hands tied. 

According to the Boston Glove Field was able to send an SMS message to a friend asking him to call 911.  Responding officers confronted an armed former bank robber, Bampumim Teixeira, 30, who opened fire on officers and after a violent struggle was placed into custody an and taken to a local hospital for injuries.    

Authorities’ believe the suspect knew the two doctors who were both slain on the 11 floor—the penthouse floor due to his access to the building. 

Boston police are actively investigating the case.  

Tue
02
May
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Unarmed Teen shot by Police-- Chief retracts original Statement

Jordan Edwards

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Harber said in relations to an officer involved shooting, that he “misspoke” when he said the teens were reversing towards officers in an “aggressive manner.”  15-year-old Jordan Edwards an honor student was shot in the face by an officer using his department issued rifle.

The chief revised his statement and added, “I unintentionally (was) incorrect when I said the vehicle was backing down the road … in fact I can tell you that I do have questions in relation to my observation (of) the video,” he continued. “After reviewing the video, I don’t believe that (the shooting) met our core values.”

Mon
01
May
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Unarmed Teen Shot and Killed by Police near Dallas

Jonathan Edwards

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

An unarmed 15-year-old boy was shot in the head on Saturday night in a Dallas suburb, with to accounts of happenings have emerged.  In the community of Balch Springs Jordan Edwards, 15, was shot in the back of the head as a group of teens attempted to leave a party where they thought trouble might be.

Police on the other hand reported responded to a call where they then say gunshots were heard and the car aggressively backed toward the police officer prompting him to shoot into the vehicle.   Edwards coaches and teammates fondly speak of the teen who had interest in football and was a member of a team.   The community is speaking out against the police the shooting officer has been placed on administrative leave for now. 

Edwards was shot and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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