Mom says it wasn’t fair that her robber son was shot by his intended ‘victim

Michael Grace Jr. was died from a gunshot wound he suffered while trying to rob a Pizza Hut. Grace was shot and killed by an armed restaurant employee, and his mother is upset. Temia Hariston, Grace’s mother, believe it wasn’t fair for the robbery victims to shoot her son, the robber.

“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” Hariston told CBS News. “It was an act of desperation, but I do not believe that Michael would have hurt anyone,” she continued. “Why in the hell did this guy have a gun? This wasn’t a body shot. This was a head shot. My son was shot in the left side of his head just behind his ear. A headshot is personal.”

According to his parents, Grace was suffering financial difficulty and resorted to robbery to help provide for his own child. Grace was a former employee of the same Pizza Hut he was attempting to rob, according to Hariston.

Pizza Hut released the following statement,

“The local Pizza Hut franchisee is fully cooperating with the Charlotte Police Department as they continue their investigation, but want to stress that the security of its staff is of utmost concern. They are providing support to the team members involved to ensure their health and well-being following this incident. The employee involved in the shooting has been placed on a leave of absence following further review.”

Army Veteran Hears Screams, RUNS To Pool After Seeing What Crowd’s Doing To Boy

A vacationing Army veteran was at his hotel in Florida when he heard blood-curdling screams coming from down below. As soon as he looked, he saw a crowd of people gathered around a boy, and once he realized what they were doing, he took off running just as fast as he could to intervene.

The incident unfolded on Monday, when Carlos Mullen and his fiancée, Christina Lamothe, were vacationing in sunny Orlando at one of the city’s most famous resorts, FOX35 reported. The couple was relaxing in their third-floor room when they heard screams unlike any they had ever heard before, alerting them to an issue down below.

“I hear this blood-curdling scream. People were just screaming,” said Lamothe.

Mullen said when he looked over the railing, he saw a kid laying there with a group of people gathered around him. Not one to back away from trouble, the Army veteran took off running.

“He yells something and he just rushes down three stories because we’re on the third-floor,” Lamothe said.

When he made it downstairs, Mullen discovered a 6-year-old boy unconscious on the ground, and people were begging for help. Apparently, the little boy was swimming when he went under and inhaled a great deal of water before being pulled onto the deck. Fortunately, Mullen’s training paid off in a major way after having been in high-stress situations before.

“I looked in this kid’s eyes, and I’ve seen shock on a man’s face before,” Mullen said. “This kid had that look.”

Mullen immediately started performing CPR on the boy, and before too long, there were signs of life again.

“I was able to do what I had to do to get the child a heartbeat,” Mullen said.

Westgate Resorts, where the terrifying incident occurred, doesn’t have a lifeguard on duty, but they post numerous signs letting people know that swimming is at their own risk, which the company told the news outlet in a statement. However, it’s important to note that most resorts aren’t required by law to have lifeguards on duty due to the shallow depth of their pools, which usually aren’t any deeper than four or five feet and have the depths across the pool clearly marked to warn swimmers.

Knowing that resort pools usually aren’t attended, Mullen and his fiancée wanted to remind others that it’s up to those using them to stay vigilant and look out for each other.

“If you see something going down, don’t be afraid to jump in and help,” urged Mullen.

But the best part of the story is when he was asked whether he believed himself to be a hero. Like a true hero would do, he demurred the question, instead pointing to those he felt truly acted heroically.

“Not at all,” he answered. “The heroes are [the boy’s] brothers. His brothers pulled him out of the water.”

I think it’s safe to say everyone can share in a little bit of the heroism in this one, and kudos to Mullen for a truly selfless act. He didn’t have to run to the pool, but in doing so, he saved the life of an innocent child, who otherwise may have died at the pool’s edge. For those wondering about the boy, he spent the night in the hospital for observation and was released the following day. So good job, Mullen, I’m sure his family is extremely grateful.

Police Issue Alert To Never Answer A Phone Call From These 5 Area Codes (updated list)

Police have issued a warning to everyone in the country. If you’re eager to keep your personal information out of the hands of hackers and scam artists, you need to pay attention to this alert. If you have a telephone with caller ID, you’ve undoubtedly seen calls coming in from strange area codes. While you probably wonder, “who is calling from Boise, Idaho or Tacoma, Washington?” you need to forgo your curiosity can refuse to pick up calls – from five high risk area codes.

But the mystery makes people answer, and when they do, they put themselves at risk for getting scammed. The fast talkers on the other ends o the lines know exactly what to say to get private information from you. And if you miss the call? You probably want to call back. But police are urging people around the country not to return these strange calls And here is why…

A new telephone scam is brewing. And if they’re not careful, it can cost innocent people thousands of dollars.

Police are calling this the One-Ring scam. The scammers use international phone numbers to call people in the United States. But they only let it ring once, which is enough for it to get picked up on the caller ID. This makes the receivers of the call curious and eager to call back and see who was calling. If the person calls back, they make themselves vulnerable for the scam.

These international numbers are chosen because their three-digit area codes resemble domestic phone numbers. But they’re not – they are international. But if you call them back, you’re connected to a pay-per-call phone line that eats into your money and YOU’RE the one getting charged per minute.

Even if you don’t get connected, you can still be charged for the call. So do not call these strange numbers back.

If you do call back, the scammers try to sell you services you don’t need. For example, they’ve been known to convince people to sign up for expensive services and need personal information to do it. They usually want your credit card information and your current address. Police officers urge you not to give this information out.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an official warning about the One-Ring Scam.

And they’ve identified the area codes that are most likely to be involved.

-268 – which comes from the Caribbean countries Antigua and Barbuda.

-809 – which comes from the Dominican Republic

-876 – which comes from Jamaica

-284 – which comes from the British Virgin Islands

-473 – which comes from Grenada

The FCC write: “Remember, you should always be cautious even if a number appears authentic. Criminals may also engage in caller ID “spoofing” – deliberately falsifying the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. (See our consumer guide on Spoofing and Caller ID.) Bottom line: Avoid answering or returning any calls from unfamiliar area codes or calls you suspect may be spoofed.”

Beware the One-Ring Scam.


Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick was just a few weeks shy of his 14th birthday when he took his own life. His 17-year-old sister, Kristen, found him on August 11, hanged with his own belt. His parents, Maureen and Daniel Sr. , were overwhelmed with grief but they didn’t want to let that stop them from sharing his important and heartbreaking story. Daniel had been relentlessly bullied until he saw no other way out.

The teen wrote a multi-paged suicide note that his parents decided to publish. He describes how his sixth grade schoolmates and former friends at his Catholic school suddenly turned against him and how he had been subjected to daily bullying attacks:

“… Anthony took it all out on me. He bullied me along with John, Marco, Jose, and Jack they did it constantly until I went into a fight with Anthony everyone stopped except John he was angry… I ended up fighting John and got a fractured pinkie,” Daniel, also known as Danny, wrote that they teased him because of his weight, his grades, because he wasn’t as “tough” as the other boys. “I gave up. The teachers either didn’t do ANYTHING.”

“My son’s story is now out there for the world to see and for the world to know the pain that he went through,” said Daniel’s father in a voice hoarse with emotion in an 18-minute video he posted on Facebook. “No child should have to go through what my son went through.” In the poignant recording, the mechanic also explained the he and his wife didn’t feel the school treated their concerns seriously when they took Danny’s troubles to the principal. “All I got was and all HE got was, ‘He’ll be fine. Is he in counselling? You have to try harder, Danny. These things will pass.’”

Daniel Sr. also had strong words for the parents of the boys Danny named in his suicide note: “You get to hold your children every night and every day for the rest of your lives and their natural lives. I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me. And my wife. And his sisters. Danny was a kind, gentle little soul.

He didn’t have a mean bone in his body… I just want to hear him say, ‘good morning, dad’ one more time and that way I could tell him ‘good morning’ and ‘I love you,’ which I did every every day.”

In their deepest grief, Daniel Fitzgerald’s family hopes that with their decision to publish his story, more attention will be directed to the problem of bullying and its fatal consequences. Nothing can bring the 13-year-old back to life. But if others open their ears to victims of bullying and support them, perhaps other children can be saved from a similar fate.


VIDEO: Feral Thugs Descend On Pennsylvania ‘White Girl,’ Take Away More Than Her Dignity

A Pennsylvania woman was walking down the street when, seemingly out of nowhere, a man kicked her in the leg and then punched her in the head, knocking her out cold. Only moments later, a pack of feral thugs descended on the “white girl’s” unconscious body, and before they were through with her, they had taken away more than her dignity.
Very disturbing surveillance footage has surfaced, which shows a white Pennsylvania woman who appears to be in her mid-twenties walking down the street in Beechview. The video shows a black man approach the girl and kick her in the shin, knocking her off balance. Then, he punches her in the face. She falls to the ground, unconscious, according to Daily Mail

Moments later, four more black men come into view of the camera. However, any hopes that they might come to the aid of the helpless white woman are dashed as they all begin to pull out their cell phones. Instead of using the phones to dial 911, as the woman was clearly in need of some type of assistance, the four black men take turns snapping pictures of the woman as she lies on the cold, hard ground.

At one point, one of the men even gets down on the ground beside the woman, although it isn’t to see if she is ok. Instead, he poses for a selfie, smiling at the camera while she is still out cold. Another one of the men can be seen in the upsetting video stealing what appears to be her cell phone.

A source sent the surveillance footage to CBS Pittsburgh and said, “They didn’t help her. They took what looks like her phone while she’s out cold.” The source added, “Nobody called 911 to help her. They actually come back. A kid lays beside her and takes a selfie.”

According to another source who is close to the investigation, the white woman ended up lying there on the pavement until she eventually regained consciousness, although it has not been revealed how long that ultimately took. The troubling video which has been released by the media ends as the pack of thugs scurry off after stealing her phone.

“They don’t treat animals like that. They wouldn’t treat a dog that way,” said the girl’s distraught mother after seeing the footage of her daughter being beaten by the thug, then having her belongings stolen and her picture taken, all while she was unconscious on the ground.

Ironically, with all of the recent advancements in technology, our society only seems to be regressing. These days, passersby are more likely to whip out their cell phones to take video footage of a tragedy than to use their device to call 911 for help.

Indeed, in an age of unprecedented growth in the area of technological advancements, we are simultaneously losing our humanity and common decency. Our society isn’t really any better off now that we all have a cell phone at our fingertips. What should have been a tremendous blessing has ended up a curse on our interpersonal skills and our relationships.

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Dallas Cowboys Player FIRED After Disrespecting the Anthem

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t messing around when he said that there would be consequences for any player who continued to disrespect the national anthem during games, and one player learned that lesson the hard way.

Defensive end Damantre Moore decided to test the resolve of Jones’ threat, and while he did not kneel during the national anthem, he did raise a black power fist after it was played, which cameras were quick to focus on.

Moore quickly tried to backpedal on his choice to raise his fist in protest, telling reporters “I’ve got a lot of family members that are in the military.” He continued, “My brother just got done serving a tour. He was over there, stationed in Germany, both my granddads, my granddad and my stepdad, was heavily involved in the military. I’ve got other family members who are.”

Despite his attempts to sway the public by building his own connections with those who put their lives on the line for our country, Dallas officials saw through the facade and put Moore in his place, removing him from their roster Wednesday evening.

The defensive end has had a rough year with the Cowboys, and it seems like the protest might have just been the straw that broke the camels back. Earlier, Mr. Moore had suspended for the first two weeks of the season after violating a substance abuse policy, and more recently he was involved in an altercation at a nightclub, although it was ruled that he was not at fault in that incident.

Sep 25, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Damontre Moore (58) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Moore, however, was not the only member of the Dallas Cowboys to raise his fist in protest after the singing of the national anthem. Defensive lineman David Irving also joined in on the silent protest before the game, but as of now no word has come through as to whether or not he will be facing any kind of repercussion.

With Moore gone, a strong message was shot throughout the Cowboys organization: Disrespect our country, and face the consequences.

Jerry Jones wasn’t joking around when he said punishments would be handed out for those who make a mockery of the country, but I don’t think anyone, especially not Damontre Moore, could have seen such a serious action come down from the top. Makes ya think, that protest really wasn’t all that worth it after all, now was it Damontre?


Many of Hollywood’s elite are threatening to go on strike in protest of our President.

This rumor began circulating as soon as Trump was elected President of the United States, but these idiots continue to push the matter. Our message to them, DO IT. We don’t need jerks like you in Hollywood anyway. The fact that people like Rosie O’Donnell think that the movie and television industry wouldn’t survive without them proves just how ignorant they really are.

Mike Opelka called out the rich actors and directors who were threatening the strike, warning them of the damage this strike would cause to everyone else in the industry. He mentioned the lower paid support staff who do all of the behind the scenes work.

“The people who do all the real work in Hollywood are the people who build the sets, who make the costumes, who create the props, and in some cases, do the stunts and the special effects,”Mike explained. “And they’re not getting the bazillion dollar deals.”

It’s about time that these jerkoffs realize that they aren’t the only people in this world. The fact remains that Donald Trump is our President, whether they like it or not, and that isn’t about to change.

Let’s hope that for the sake of everyone else in Hollywood these ignorant celebrities suck it up and deal with the fact that their candidate didn’t win. Maybe if they took their heads out of their asses long enough to even listen to Trump’s goals for his time in office they would feel different

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Hilarious: When A Lawyer Tried To Trip Up This Cop In Court He Gave The Best Reply Ever

This policeman gave an unsuspecting lawyer a dose of his own medicine. When the defense attorney brought the officer’s integrity into question during a cross examination for a felony trial, the officer had the best comeback EVER:

Q: “Officer — did you see my client fleeing the scene?”
A: “No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.”

Q: “Officer — who provided this description?”
A: “The officer who responded to the scene.”

Q: “A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?”
A: “Yes, sir. With my life.”

Q: “With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?”
A: “Yes sir, we do!”

Q: “And do you have a locker in the room?”
A: “Yes sir, I do.”

Q: “And do you have a lock on your locker?”
A: “Yes sir.”

Q: “Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?”
A: “You see, sir — we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.”

Everyone in the courtroom immediately started laughing out loud and cheering for the officer. The judge was forced to call a recess after the event. What a beautiful thing!

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‘As Good As It Gets’: Thug Who Taped Dog’s Mouth Shut Learns His Fate

Hearts were broken when Caitlyn the dog was found with her muzzle bound shut with electrical tape. She had been left that way for so long that her muzzle was bloody, black, and disfigured. Many wondered what would happen to the monster who did this to her, but now, we know his fate, and it’s being called “as good as it gets.”

Pictured: Caitlyn, the abused dog (left & right) William Dodson, 43, of North Carolina (center)

William Dodson, 43, drew more than his share of negative worldwide attention for his abusive actions towards an animal. The 15-month-old chocolate pit bull mix was found on the porch of a South Carolina resident who called 911 after seeing what horrible shape she was in.

“I have a dog that’s here at my house that I found and the dog’s mouth is taped shut with electrical tape, tongue hanging out its mouth, bleeding, and his tongue is completely black,” a 911 caller said, according to ABC affiliate WCIV. “I just don’t know what to do.”

Inside Edition reports that he has now been convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to five years in prison. The five-year term is the maximum possible for felony animal cruelty in South Carolina.

“This is as good as it gets us. Five years is the maximum possible penalty for felony animal cruelty in South Carolina,” Charleston Animal Society’s Aldwin Roman, whose organization was responsible for the rescue of Caitlyn, said in a press conference. “This is a violent crime, there’s no way around it, and if it’s not considered one, that’s just ridiculous.”
However, Dodson story doesn’t end there. In fact, he got some more bad news. Dodson had been free on bail from a previous charge when he chained Caitlyn and taped her muzzle, cutting off blood to her tongue. Those who wanted justice for Caitlyn and punishment for Dodson got more than they had hoped for when he was given a 15-year sentence for gun charges.

While fleeing from police, he once tossed out a loaded pistol, cocaine, and marijuana. With 15 years on gun charges and 5 years for felony animal cruelty, it seems that justice is being served. Since 5 years is the maximum Dodson could receive for his crimes against Caitlyn, the added 15 years for the gun charge makes this “as good as it gets.”

Now that Dodson has learned his fate, you may be wondering what became of Caitlyn. According to LifeWithDogs, she “needed surgery on her badly lacerated cheek, numerous laser surgeries for facial scarring, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and surgery on a wounded salivary gland. Cold laser therapy and the oxygen treatments greatly reduced the amount of tissue loss from her tongue damage.”

After all of this love and care, the almost four-year-old chocolate pit bull is doing well. Now that her former abusive owner, Dodson, has been sentenced, Caitlyn’s foster family will become her permanent family. As you can see below, life is good for Caitlyn.

Pictured: Caitlyn, enjoying recovery

Pictured: Caitlyn enjoys the good life with her new family

With all of the negativity in the media, it is good to see a story with a happy ending and justice served. Caitlyn’s story tugged at the hearts of many and inspired them to look for the positive in a sometimes broken world. It is good to see her sharing the love in her new home.

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If you steal something from someone as precious as their family, would you expect them to sit idly by? Certainly not, right?

Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Madison was lately charged of the murder of three separate women and was senetnced to death penalty.

In the courtroom was the father of one of his victims, Van Terry. He was just sitting there with an immense rage boiling up inside of him at the man who took his world, and the sentencing wasn’t enough.

The man who had taken his daughter’s life was just sitting there on the stand, allowed to give his final words to the cour, but he was smiling.

Seemingly; Terry wasn’t in his right mind at the time, there’s no way he could be after seeing that smug grin on Madison’s face! So, in the heat of the moment he jumped towards the killer, ready to commit a murder of his own.

Did Terry go too far? Possibly, but only after being pushed.

Do you think he should face any legal ramifications, or were these just the actions of an emotionally enraged father?