R.I.P. | NYPD Cop Dies 3 Days After Being Shot In Facebook Marketplace Robbery Gone Wrong

Adeed Fayaz, the 26-year-old off-duty NYPD officer who was shot on Saturday in Brooklyn, has died, according to officials.

The suspected shooter, Randy Jones, 38, was arrested on Monday evening in Rockland County and charges are pending.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Ruby Street near Linden Boulevard in East New York while Fayaz was attempting to purchase a car on Facebook Marketplace.

Officials say the seller tried to rob Fayaz with a gun, but it is not believed that the suspect knew that Fayaz was an NYPD officer.

Fayaz was a five-year veteran of the force and had a family with a wife and two children.

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Website Slowdowns Being Worked On

Website Slowdowns Being Worked On

As is obvious, we have for the last two months had issues with the website—running slow or returning error pages. We have been working with the host as well as a developer to remedy these issues as quickly as possible. It bothers us as much as it does our readers.

Over the last few months, we’ve upgraded the server twice, first to a more powerful Virtual Private Server and then to a dedicated server. Both should accommodate the traffic RRN receives.

We’ve also had to deal with constant denial of service attacks on the server, but we have made improvements that greatly mitigated the frequency of these attacks.

Our developer believes a comment plugin may be responsible for many slow-downs, so we have disabled it until we can know for sure if it’s responsible, as we monitor the server over the next day or so.

If the plugin is not the issue, we will continue working on the server until we isolate and remedy the issue.

As a last resort, we may have comments hosted offsite on a platform like Disqus, that intergrates seamlessly with our site. This would be a last resort, as they are expensive and have their own terms of service.

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Florida Teen Accused of Stabbing A Cheerleader 114 Times Pleads Guilty To Murder

Aiden Fucci, a Florida teen charged with the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, who was stabbed 114 times two years ago, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

The plea was made the day before jury selection was set to begin in his trial. Prosecutors will seek a life sentence as the maximum penalty. No plea deal was offered.

Fucci’s lawyer did not immediately respond to comment. Tristyn’s family expressed relief at the plea, and said they were confident of a guilty verdict.

Fucci was arrested for the murder on May 10, 2021, and initially charged with second-degree murder, but later indicted for first-degree murder.

According to the affidavit, Fucci told investigators that he and the victim got into an argument after they left a mutual friend’s before dawn on May 9. He reportedly pushed her to the ground before stabbing her.

Full statement the family:

Foremost, we would like to give thanks to God. Since this nightmare began, we have had the love and support of so many. We know so many have lifted Tristyn, our family, and her friends up in prayer. The members of our community have been simply exceptional in the support they have given us.

This morning’s surprise change of plea brings our family significant relief. With the detailed and exemplary investigative work of the Saint Johns County Sheriff’s Office, along with the trial preparation by the 7th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, we are confident that the jury would have returned a guilty verdict. Just as Tristyn fought for her life, we equally fought for her and would not agree to any plea deal. We were fully aligned with the Prosecutor in rejecting the proposed plea deals mentioned by the Public Defender during the plea hearing.

Today is an important milestone in the journey of Justice for Tristyn. As mentioned, we would not be at this point without the dedicated efforts of so many.

We know that it has been a team effort to which so many have contributed. On behalf of Tristyn and our family, thank you. We cannot say enough about R.J. Larizza’s team at the State Attorney’s Office. Your tireless efforts, professionalism, and support demonstrate your commitment to justice for our community.

We wish we could thank everyone by name, and there will be a time for that, but there are a few people we want to thank individually.

To begin, we are blessed to have Jennifer Dunton as our lead prosecutor. Throughout the process, she has been extremely respectful of our family whilst being keenly focused on delivering Justice. Mrs. Dunton – thank you for all your efforts to this point. We never questioned what the outcome would be with her thorough preparation. Along with fellow prosecutor Mark Johnson, we have no doubt that Mrs. Dunton and Mr. Johnson would have been successful in getting a guilty verdict in any Florida courtroom. We have faith in their abilities in the upcoming sentencing phase.

This case was built off the exceptional work of the Saint Johns County Sheriff’s Office led by Sheriff Rob Hardwick. We were immediately given confidence in the case being built by Sergeant Kurt Hannon who was the lead during the criminal investigation. We know his updates were representative of the entire SJSO: our sincere thanks to them all. In addition to Sergeant Hannon, we cannot express enough thanks to our victim’s advocate, Ashley Mitchell. We don’t know how we would navigate this without you.

The partnership between the SJSO and 7th Circuit SAO, along with the collaborative efforts of the FDLE and Duval Corrections office, have reflected amazing cooperation between government agencies. Again, we are thankful for everyone that has contributed in the journey of getting Justice for Tristyn. Of special note, we extend our thanks to the families of these agencies as we know they have made many sacrifices as well.

For the incredible community support we have received, we remain committed to reflecting on the kind and good deeds in honor of Tristyn’s spirit. With the backing of our community, neighborhood, counselors, friends, and family, we have been able to endure the nearly two years since Tristyn was taken from us while managing to share her cheer: “We got this!”

Fucci is set to appear in court on Feb. 23 for sentencing.

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Military Convicts Ron Klain

Former White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday after a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay found him guilty of seditious conspiracy, the lesser of two charges leveled against him. A portly Klain appeared alongside counsel—a veteran criminal defense attorney and senior partner of a prestigious New York City law firm–who identified himself as Jeremy Bartholomew and said he would speak for Klain for the duration of the tribunal. He immediately requested a mistrial, saying Klain could not be found guilty of treason or conspiracy to commit election fraud because his client, though chief of staff and a senior advisor to the Biden campaign, was a powerless, ineffectual puppet whose titles were ceremonial. Klain, he said, had “diminished intelligence” and was mentally incapable of hatching plots that could influence the outcome of a presidential election.

“First, I reject this tribunal, or commission, as you call it as unconstitutional. Any evidence against my client, which I haven’t seen since military court apparently doesn’t believe in discovery, is specious. I have prepared a proffer asking for a mistrial,” Bartholomew said.

Vice Adm. Darse E. Crandall glanced at the document. “Request denied. You can argue evidence after its presented.”

“This is improper, admiral. How can I possibly refute evidence I haven’t had an opportunity to review in depth?”

Adm. Crandall glossed over the question. “You say detainee Klain is intellectually handicapped, yet he’s a lawyer himself—from Harvard, no less, class of 1982. Graduated top of his High School class and was on the school’s Brain Game team. He coached Obama on how to debate in 2008 and 2012. He has a long list of intellectual accomplishments.”

“My client is ‘book smart,’ admiral, and he has a photographic memory. There’s a difference between being able to recite names, dates, and places and the ability to devise complex conspiratorial plots like you’re accusing him of,” Bartholomew argued.

“We’ll see,” the admiral said.

He called his only witness, Rufus Gifford, who from 2013 to 2017 served as the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark. Prior to that, he was on the senior leadership team of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. He was also a senior staff member of the Democratic National Committee.

Under direct examination, Gifford testified that he had retired from politics when Klain in mid-2018 approached him with a proposition. Biden had appointed Klain senior campaign advisor, and Klain was seeking loyal underlings to help Biden unseat Trump by any means necessary.

“Ron Klain offered me $50,000 /month to join the team. He said, and these are his exact words, ‘Biden will be President in 2020 even though he doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell of beating Trump.’ I declined, but he insisted I hear him out, and he told me a fantastical tale about how easy it was to exploit the voting system. How, if Biden was losing, he’d have people on standby to pump fraudulent ballots into the system at what he called ‘magic hour.’ Magic hour was a few hours, actually, between 2:00-5:00 a.m..”

Bartholomew interrupted the testimony, strenuously objecting that he hadn’t been given an chance to vet the witness.

“Relax, Mr. Bartholomew. You can cross if you want—when I’m finished,” Vice Admiral Crandall said.

Klain, Gifford continued, was so proud of his idea that he couldn’t contain his hubris and felt compelled to elaborate on how he planned to hire thousands of “mules”—to stuff drop boxes in swing states with fake absentee ballots.

“I told him thanks but no thanks,” Gifford said. “It was insane.”

“But that wasn’t the last time you saw him, was it, Mr. Gifford?”

“No, he called me two weeks afterward, asking to meet again. He wouldn’t say why over the phone.”

“And did you meet?” Vice Adm. Crandall asked.

“I did. Only because I feared he might try to implicate me in something for refusing him. This time I switched my phone on before we met for dinner. It was in my breast pocket and didn’t capture video, but the audio was recorded,” Gifford said.

Vice Adm. Crandall played the audio for the panel. On it, Klain discussed hiring thousands of ballot stuffers to alter the outcome of the election in Biden’s favor, if needed, saying, too, that the country was rife with “broke people” and “sympathizers” who would gladly accept five or ten dollars in exchange for each stuffed ballot. Klain said he wanted Gifford to set up non-profit organizations through which the mules would get paid, and Gifford could be heard politely refusing the offer, saying the risk was not worth the reward.

“Do you have any clue, Mr. Gifford, why he reached out to you instead of someone else?”

“I honestly don’t know. We knew each other in the Obama White House, but we were never good buddies or pals,” Gifford said.

“Maybe your client is a stupid as you say, Mr. Bartholomew,” Vice Adm. Crandall said. “You may question the witness if you wish.”

Bartholomew stood. “Where are these mules? Do you have any proof my client paid any one of them? Are they here to testify today? Mr. Gifford, did you witness my client pay anyone?”

“No.”

“No further questions,” Bartholomew said.

“Mr. Gifford, prior to these proceedings we asked you to watch the film 2000 Mules. Have you reviewed it? And if so, does it accurately depict election fraud as described to you by the defendant?”

“I have, and it does,” Gifford said.

“Let the record reflect that the panel has also viewed the film. I submit burden of proof has been met, that detainee Klain not only conspired to commit election fraud but carried out his plan, which fits the definition of treason and is punishable by death,” the admiral said.

But the panel disagreed. They found Klain guilty of seditious conspiracy but not guilty on the count of treason, and sentenced him to 20 years imprisonment at GITMO’s Camp Delta. The admiral expressed disappointment with the verdict but said he’d abide the panel’s recommendation.

Bartholomew said he would appeal the verdict to the highest authority, without specifying an individual or a group.

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“It’s Completely Destroyed.” Audio From US Fighter Jet Cockpit Reveals Moment Chinese Spy Balloon Was Shot Down

“It’s Completely Destroyed.” Audio From US Fighter Jet Cockpit Reveals Moment Chinese Spy Balloon Was Shot Down

The US military established a secure area around the wreckage of the Chinese spy balloon after it was completely destroyed, as revealed in audio from a fighter jet pilot. The recording was made by one of the two military jets dispatched to “deal with” the Chinese airship, as stated by President Joe Biden.

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Cause Of Death Released For Former Arizona Swimmer Ty Wells

Cause Of Death Released For Former Arizona Swimmer Ty Wells

The Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office has announced the cause of death for Ty Wells, a former University of Arizona swimmer.

Wells, 23, died on January 27 due to natural causes, caused by a bacterial infection (disseminated streptococcal) resulting from a prolonged upper respiratory tract infection.

The cause of death was determined through a post-mortem examination and laboratory testing.

Wells was a breaststroke specialist who swam for the Wildcats from 2018 to 2022. He was a native of Manteca, California and placed 12th in the 100 breast at the Pac-12 Championships last season.

University officials stated that Wells received his bachelor’s degree in health science and physiology in May 2022.

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NJ Republican Councilwoman Found Slain Near Her Home

NJ Republican Councilwoman Found Slain Near Her Home

NEW JERSEY – Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was shot and killed in her car on Wednesday night on Samuel Circle.

Officials found her with multiple gunshot wounds just before 7:30 PM.

Police believe Dwumfour, a native of Newark, was the intended target of the shooting but don’t have a clear motive. They speculate her car traveled 100 feet before crashing into two parked cars.

“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said. “Her career of public service was just beginning, and by all accounts she had already built a reputation as a committed member of the Borough Council who took her responsibility with the utmost diligence and seriousness.”

Dwumfour was elected to the Borough Council in 2022, defeating an incumbent Democrat and beginning a three-year term as a Republican.

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Hunter Biden Attorneys Acknowledge Laptop Is His & Call For Criminal Charges Into Those Disseminating Contents

Lawyers representing Hunter Biden have requested investigations into former President Donald Trump’s allies for ‘trafficking stolen information’ from Biden’s laptop.

The letters, which were sent to the Justice Department’s National Security Division and the Delaware attorney general’s office, request probes into individuals suspected of violating federal and Delaware laws by accessing, copying, manipulating and disseminating Biden’s personal computer data, NBC News reported.

The letters name Rudy Giuliani, who served as Trump’s lawyer at the time, and John Paul Mac Isaac, who claimed that Biden left the water-damaged laptop at his Wilmington, Delaware repair store.

The information from the laptop has been the source of media stories alleging Hunter Biden committed crimes regarding his finances and drug use.

Hunter Biden’s team has decided to take a new approach and will no longer remain silent, a source told NBC News.

“This marks a new approach by Hunter Biden and his team. He is not going to sit quietly by as questionable characters continue to violate his rights and media organizations peddling in lies try to defame him,” the unidentified person said.

The Justice Department declined to comment and the Delaware attorney general’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

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