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Colorado cop probed for arrest of elderly woman with dementia

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A Colorado cop is under investigation for the forceful arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia after she walked out of a store without paying for cheap items and even returned them when asked.

A team of outside investigators will probe whether criminal charges are justified against the Loveland officer who threw the suspect to the ground and allegedly fractured her arm.

The woman was arrested for attempting to steal $13 worth of merchandise from Walmart last June.

Body camera footage shows that Officer Austin Hopp forced Karen Garner to the ground before Hopp and Officer Daria Jalali held her against a police car.

Garner — who weighs 80 pounds — suffered a fractured arm and dislocated shoulder, and was left with bruises and scrapes, according to a lawsuit she filed against the department. Garner has dementia and sensory aphasia, the lawsuit states.

Walmart employees called the cops to report that Garner tried to walk out of the store without paying for a T-shirt, a soda, a candy bar and wipes, according to the article.

Garner returned the items at a worker’s request, but was confronted by police as she walked along a nearby road two blocks from her home, picking wildflowers.

“I’m going home,” Garner told cops repeatedly, the footage shows.

Ten law enforcement agencies are collaborating to spearhead the probe into the alleged abuse of power.

“The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office shares the community’s concern regarding the level of force shown in the video footage of Ms. Garner’s arrest,” District Attorney Gordon McLaughlin’s office said.

Hopp has been placed on administrative leave, according to the City of Loveland.

The charges against Garner have been dismissed.

“The footage is difficult to watch and we understand the strong emotions evoked including the outrage, fear, and distrust,” the city said of the arrest.

With AP wires

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Church pastor turned OnlyFans stripper says its made her better mom

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A former church pastor turned OnlyFans stripper says reflecting on her “toxic church” upbringing, her new career in sex work has actually made her a better mom to her kids.

OnlyFans stripper and former church pastor Nikole Mitchell spoke on a new podcast about her parenting, her childhood, and how it intersects with her oft-raunchy modeling career, according to The Daily Star.

Mitchell says her new job enables her to talk more openly with her kids about issues like sex and relationships, which she felt she was unable to do with her family growing up.

“[We have] All kinds of conversations and equipping them with tools that I was never equipped with as a kid growing up,” she told the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast.

Nikole Mitchell grew up in a baptist family in Ohio, US, and became even more religious in her 20s – spending six years not even kissing a man as “Jesus was my boyfriend”.

Pastor turned stripper says sex work has made her a better mum than church upbringing

“It is now so important to me now as a mum to teach my kids these things so they have these skills for a life time, for dating, relationships, for their working environment for who they become, whatever they end up doing these are life skills everyone needs,” the church pastor turned OnlyFans stripper said.

Ultimately, she says her current career has enabled her to leave her “toxic” church upbringing and mindset behind.

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“Now I am where I am, I feel that not only my sense of sexuality but the sex work I do is so much healthier than this sex mindset that I grew up with in the church,” Mitchell said.

“So I think that the most toxicity you can have about sexuality, sex, bodies, can come from the kind of church that I came from and I remember looking at the big picture and thinking I’m giving my kids a much better gift.”

“I became deeply, deeply focused on God. I stopped dating men entirely. While I had slept with guys in high school, it was terrible, teenage sex where we didn’t know what we were doing, I decided to stop seeing anyone during my time at university.”

Pastor-turned-OnlyFans stripper says ‘her dreams have come true’ in emotional end of year Instagram post

The church pastor turned OnlyFans stripper took to Instagram late last year to count her blessings and give thanks for her newfound passion.

She opened up in an emotional post to her near 119,000 followers, marveling at her being sought as a life coach and new media opportunities.

“I just wrapped up another TV segment on Fox26 and I’m in AWE of all the dreams that have come true this year,” she enthused. “Going viral. Being interviewed around the world. Being sought out as a life coach expert on TV. Filming my first lead in a film.”

The Mirror reported that although Mitchell has acknowledged she may have lost friends and loved ones on her new career path, she says “I have to decide what i am called to do and trust that calling.”

“A lot of people have come around to supporting me, and I have lost a lot of people along the way.”

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Court upholds life sentence for man convicted of marijuana possession

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Court upholds life sentence for man convicted of marijuana possession

A Mississippi man will continue to serve a life sentence for a pot bust after a court upheld the lengthy term.

Allen Russell’s life sentence was upheld by a state appeals court Tuesday due to his “habitual offender” status from past run-ins with the law.

State law allows for a life sentence without parole if a person has spent a year in prison on two separate felonies, one of which must be a violent offense, according to the Associated Press/Report for America.

Police confiscated five bags from Russell when he was arrested in 2017, and confirmed that two of the bags contained 1.5 ounces of marijuana.

Under state law, possession of between 1.05 and 8.8 ounces of marijuana carries a sentence of up to three years, a $3,000 fine, or both, the AP said

Russell did more than eight years in prison on two home burglary charges and spent another two years in the clink after a conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruling.

Several judges on the court dissented with the majority opinion.

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Woman hoarding gas flees police, catches on fire after crash

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A woman who was hoarding gasoline tried to flee police in a stolen car and crashed into a fiery wreck in South Carolina.

A Pickens County Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a 2007 Pontiac G6 Thursday evening after he ran the plates and found it was stolen, officials said.

The driver, Jessica Dale Patterson, 28, tried to outrun the pursuing deputy, but lost control of the car and flipped it over on the side of the road, according to a press release.

“The vehicle immediately caught fire, and multiple explosions were heard inside the vehicle,” officials wrote.

Patterson emerged from the car on fire herself, and the deputy pushed her to the ground to extinguish the flames.

The suspect told authorities she was “hoarding” several containers of fuel in the trunk, which were responsible for the fire.

There was no immediate word on the Patterson’s condition or charges against her.

The incident comes two days after the White House pleaded with Americans not to hoard gas amid the ransomware attack against the Colonial Pipeline.

The Southeast was hit hardest by the fuel shortage. By Thursday morning, fuel was once again flowing to the region.

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