- Politics The Independent
A group of mental health professionals led by a trio of pre-eminent psychiatrists is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider Donald Trump‘s “dangerous” mental state arising from his “brittle sense of self-worth” as part of its inquiry into whether to approve articles of impeachment against him.“We are speaking out at this time because we are convinced that, as the time of possible impeachment approaches, Donald Trump has the real potential to become ever more dangerous, a threat to the safety of our nation,” said Yale Medical School Professor Dr Bandy Lee, George Washington University Professor Dr John Zinner, and former CIA profiler Dr Jerrold Post in a statement which will be sent to House Judiciary Committee members on Thursday.
- Entertainment Variety
Will Smith has spoken out in support of his "Aladdin" co-star Mena Massoud, who said in an interview that he hasn't had a single audition since he starred in the Disney live-action remake, which hit theaters back in May. When told about Massoud's claim on the red carpet for his upcoming animated film "Spies in […]
- U.S. ABC News
More than 475,000 people are petitioning for criminal charges to be brought against two young men who were seen assaulting an injured deer. A video that circulated on the internet -- allegedly showing two people kicking the deer in its face, stepping on it and ripping its antlers out in Pennsylvania -- prompted the petition.
- U.S. Refinery29
George Zimmerman, who was charged with Trayvon Martin’s death, has now decided to sue Martin’s family, proving that he is truly the most despicable Florida man. Although a jury acquitted Zimmerman of all homicidal charges in 2013, he now seeks a sum of $100 million in civil damages, defamation, and conspiracy, according to an original report by the Miami Herald on Wednesday. According to court papers, everyone involved in charging Martin’s case is now responsible for damages to Zimmerman’s Floridian reputation: prosecutors, lawyers, and family members are all listed as defendants in his suit. Namely, Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, is listed as lead defendant. The lawsuit also specifically sites the publishers of “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People” for wrongful defamation of Zimmerman’s character. Written by Benjamin Crump, who was one of Martin’s attorneys, the October-released book details Martin’s case as part of systematic racism in the U.S. Zimmerman’s lawsuit rests on “newly discovered” evidence from another entertainment outlet: A documentary titled The Trayvon Martin Hoax, which alleges that the Martin family engineered a fake witness during Zimmerman’s trial. The director of the documentary plans to address these claims in a press conference scheduled for Thursday. But case defendants (and almost everyone on Twitter), don’t really believe Zimmerman has any footing with this lawsuit.“I have every confidence that this unfounded and reckless lawsuit will be revealed for what it is - another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others,” Crump said in a statement on Wednesday in conjunction with Martin’s family.Zimmerman was arrested and charged for shooting an unarmed 17-year-old Martin, who was visiting his father, Tracy Martin, in a gated community in 2012. Martin was found dead shortly after Zimmerman called police that night to report him as a suspicious person. Ultimately, jurors acquitted Zimmerman of all charges on the basis of self defense. Since then, the his business ventures have included tweeting about race, attempting to sell the weapon that caused Martin’s death online, and suing the grieving family who lost their teenage son. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Related Content:Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?March For Our Lives Is About More Than A ShootingThe Trailer For Jay-Z's Trayvon Martin Docuseries
- Celebrity HuffPost
"Your blatant disregard of Ms. Schumer's physical well-being can only be interpreted as a deliberate effort to cause Ms. Schumer emotional distress."
- U.S. Delish
It's all for the safety of the food.
- World The Telegraph
US forces are thought to have killed a senior jihadist leader in northern Syria using a rarely deployed “Ninja” missile which attacks targets with precision sword-like blades. The Hellfire missile, or AGM-114R9X, which has a set of six folding blades instead of a warhead for minimum collateral damage, is believed to have been used to take out a commander in the al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (HTS) in the province of Idlib. The leader, named locally by his nom-de-guerre Abu Ahmad al-Muhajir, was reported to have been killed on Tuesday night when the car he was travelling in was hit by missiles in the town of Atmeh near the Turkish border, 10 miles from the US raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last month. He was said to be a high-profile foreign trainer of an elite force within HTS, known as "The Red Bands". Another, unidentified fighter who had been in car was also killed. This fragment is reported to have been found at the site of what may have been an RX9 (Hellfire with frikken swords) strike. If you looks closely, you can see what appear to be hinges, as well as being and twisted projections from those hinges. H/T , who found this. pic.twitter.com/db7ZOE6S1x- Nick Waters () December 4, 2019 Images of the scene shared on social media show a hole in the driver’s seat of the Mutsubishi Delica, which is otherwise largely intact. Inside the car, flesh and blood can be seen and a number of large identical cut marks. Experts point to the windows, which have not been blown out, as evidence the “Ninja” or so-called “flying Ginsu” was used. The missile has only been deployed on a handful of occasions in the eight-year conflict in Syria, with at least one other reported use in the killing of Abu Khayr al-Masri, the deputy leader of al-Qaeda, in February 2017. The Hellfire AGM-114R9X "ninja" missile substitutes the explosive warhead found on standard missiles for a set of six folding sword-like blades, designed to smash through buildings and vehicles with minimal civilian casualties. Masri was killed while driving a car in al-Mastouma, 30 miles south of Atmeh, in Idlib. US unmanned aircraft, such as MQ-9 Reapers, can carry Hellfire missiles and are known to carry out targeted strikes. The missile has various pros and cons; while its precision helps to minimise the risk of civilian casualties, it relies on detailed intelligence that requires a lot of human resources. Nick Waters, a former infantry officer and investigator at Bellingcat who analysed pictures from the scene, said he could clearly see four cuts in the roof, one in the windscreen and one through the door: “you’ve got six: the same number of blades an R9X has,” he said. Al-Qaeda deputy Abu Khayr al-Masri's car was targeted by a Hellfire missile. Pictures from the scene in 2017 show minimal damage to the rest of the car - a trademark of the AGM-114R9X, Credit: Twitter "This strike is very distinctive and although the coalition have denied carrying it out, it is possible that other US agencies not under the control of the coalition, such as the CIA, may have carried out this strike unilaterally,” he told the Telegraph. The US-led coalition said it did not carry out the strike. The Telegraph approached US Central Command (CENTCOM) for comment. The US has focused on targeting Isil leaders in northern Syria and has largely avoided HTS in Idlib in the northwest. The Islamist group rules control most of the province, pushing out more moderate groups who had previously been dominant. It would be the first US strike on an HTS leader since 2017. The skies above Idlib are crowded as the Syrian government and its Russian allies carry out an offensive to regain the last-remaining rebel stronghold in the country.