Protester allegedly assaults officers inside Rochester police station

first_imgBen185/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Protesters entered the Rochester, New York, public safety building Tuesday and allegedly assaulted two police officers, the department said.The incident began after a protester was incorrectly detained after a warrant for his arrest had the wrong date for failing to appear.Nicholas Wilt, 50, was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday due to an outstanding warrant he had in Rochester for failing to appear. However, Rochester Police said the warrant was “issued erroneously” because his appearance was actually for Oct. 22, not Sept. 22.“RPD will be working with Rochester City Court to determine how this error occurred, and to determine ways we can prevent future occurrences,” the department said in a statement Tuesday.Following Wilt’s arrest, protesters entered the Rochester Police Headquarters, where one allegedly assaulted a police sergeant and another officer with a weapon, according to authorities.Jordan Hughes, 26, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault in the 2nd degree. The officers, the department said, were transported to a local hospital along with a third officer who was injured during the incident.Wilt was originally arrested on Sept. 12 and charged with unlawful assembly and resisting arrest.The relationship between police and protesters in Rochester was already strained following the release of police body camera footage that showed the death of Daniel Prude in police custody.Prude, 41, died in March, one week after being restrained by Rochester police during a mental health emergency. Officers put a spit bag on his head and pinned him to the ground.The Monroe County medical examiner listed his death as a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.”His death sparked widespread protests in September, after the body camera footage was released, which led to violent and destructive confrontations between police and protesters.The fallout from Prude’s death has been significant. The city has fired its police chief, La’Ron Singletary, and six other department leaders announced they will vacate their roles.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Premier League, La Liga Back on DStv, GOtv This Weekend

first_imgPremier League and La Liga are back and DStv and GOtv subscribers can look forward to the first round of action from 11-14 September 2020.Just a month and a half after the 2019-20 season wrapped up in late July, England’s topflight clubs are back in action and set for another marathon campaign which is set to squeeze a full season into a schedule which is a full month shorter than usual.The action gets underway early on Saturday afternoon with newly promoted Fulham welcoming London rivals, Arsenal to Craven Cottage. This is airing live on SuperSport Premier League at 12:30pm. The Gunners ended 2019-20 on a high by winning the FA Cup, and began 2020-21 in a similar vein, defeating Liverpool on penalties to claim the Community Shield title. Meanwhile, Champions Liverpool, will be in action in a potential thriller in the late game on Saturday when they welcome newly-promoted Leeds United back to the Premier League, with the Whites set to play a top-flight match for the first time in more than 16 years. This will air live on SuperSport Premier League at 5:30pm.Premier League matches, Crystal Palace vs Southampton will also air live on SuperSport Premier League at 3pm on Saturday, while West Ham United vs Newcastle United will air at 3pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Football.West Bromwich Albino v Leicester City will air live on SuperSport Premier League at 2pm. While Tottenham Hotspur v Everton will air at 4:30pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Football. Lastly on Monday, 14 September, Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, live on SuperSport Premier League at 8pm and Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, live on SuperSport Premier League at 8pm.Despite the absence of ‘heavy hitters’ from the first round of La Liga matches this new season, due to their participation in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League’s recent ‘mini tournaments’, there remains some great football to be played over the weekend, with the pick of matches coming from the ‘Derby del Turia’ between Valencia and Levante at Estadio de Mestalla, airing live at 8pm on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga.Nigerian fans will be glued to the screens for the clash of Villarreal and newly promoted Huesca, which will air live on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga at 5:30pm. The Yellow Submarine will be hoping for another strong campaign from Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze, who played such a key role in powering the team up the log after last season’s ‘restart’.Other matches on La Liga this weekend includes Granada v Athletic Bilbao on Friday at 8pm, airing live on SuperSport LaLiga, SuperSport Football, SuperSport GOtv LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv Football.On Saturday 12 September, Eibarv Celta Vigo at 3pm and Cadiz v Osasuna at 8pm both airing live on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga. Real Valladolid v Real Sociedad will air live on Sunday 13 September at 3pm on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga. On Monday 14 September, Deportivo Alaves v Real Betis will also air live on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga at 8pm.SuperSport promises the best coverage throughout the 2020-21 football season as DStv and GOtv customers get to see all their favourite stars from the African continent dominating in leagues across Europe. SuperSport is the only platform that offers English commentary from the legendary La Liga.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Shoaib Akhtar reveals rampant match fixing in Pakistan cricket in open interview

first_imgAdvertisement f5roNBA Finals | Brooklyn VspznWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4lg6Would you ever consider trying this?😱be8oCan your students do this? 🌚st89Roller skating! Powered by Firework Shahid Afridi , the Rawalpindi Express has seldom sparked controversy in his country of Pakistan. In a talk show appearance , the former world’s fastest bowler spoke candidly about the match-fixing fiasco that had plagued Pakistan team in the previous decade.Advertisement “I was playing against 21 people — 11 theirs and 10 ours,” said former speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once again fuelling match-fixing allegations against his former Pakistan teammates.Advertisement “I was always of the belief that I can never cheat Pakistan, no match-fixing but I was surrounded by match-fixers. I was playing against 21 people (sic) — 11 theirs and 10 ours. Who knows who was the match-fixer,” Akhtar said during a talk show ‘Rewind With Samina Peerzada’.“There was so much match-fixing. Asif told me which all matches they had fixed and how they did it.”Advertisement Akhtar went on to say that Asif indulging in corruption in a test series against England had enraged him.“I tried to make Amir and Asif understand. What a waste of talent. When I heard about this, I was so upset that I punched the wall,” said the 44-year-old retired pacer. “Pakistan’s two top bowlers, smart, intelligent and the two perfect fast bowlers were wasted. They sold themselves for a little money.”Md Amir did not have an absolutely sad ending like the rest however. With a successful international comeback , Asif also went to be Pakistan’s most instrumental player in winning the 2017 Champions Trophy. Advertisementlast_img read more