Husband in custody in death of Brooklyn woman: police

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man is being questioned in the death of his wife, who was strangled and pushed down stairs in Brooklyn, officials said Thursday.

Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead inside her Crown Heights home Wednesday after her toddler’s constant crying and screaming led a neighbor to call 911, authorities said.

She had trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The medical examiner will determine Wells’ cause of death.

Law enforcement sources told PIX11 News that Wells was apparently strangled and thrown down the stairs.

Sources told PIX11 news that Wells and her husband had a history of domestic violence and that police were called to the home at least once before.

Barry Wells has one prior arrest from September for allegedly assaulting Wells, court documents show. A woman told police she saw him drag his wife down a stairwell and into a closet. She said he choked her at the time.

Prosecutors asked for his bail be set at $25,000, but he was released on $5,000 bail.

On Thursday, police said Wells’ husband was a person of interest, and was in custody and being questioned. The NYPD worked with New Rochelle police to take Barry Wells into custody. He was initially taken to Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx and is now being held at the 77th Precinct.

He has not officially been arrested, police said.

The detained man is not the father of Wells’ 2-year-old, according to family members.

GoFundMe has been created to raise money for Wells’ funeral and her daughter.

Muslim Truck Driver Commits Unthinkable Crime in Illinois — This is Chilling!

Illinois State Police have revealed that a horrific incident which left four dead and many more injured was carried out by a 53-year-old man by the name of Mohamed Yussuf Jama. While it is unclear exactly which country Jama descends from, the killer’s identity has sparked fears that the lethal incident might have been motivated by other, similar attacks conducted by ISIS sleeper cells across the West.


The attack unfolded along a busy section of the I-55 when Jama slammed his 2016 Freightliner Cascadia into at least seven other vehicles, killing four young women before his truck ground to a halt.  Jama made “no attempt to stop,” Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. told the media, before saying “this is one of the worst crashes some of us have ever seen.” Another detective investigating the case made a similar declaration, announcing that Jama’s truck “crashed into multiple passenger vehicles in front of it without braking” after reviewing surveillance tapes from surrounding businesses.

While there are no ties yet to directly link Jama to any radical Islamic organizations, terrorists have been known to use trucks in the past to inflict casualties on civilians. This Halloween, Uzbek-born radical Sayfullo Saipov drove his rented truck along a crowded bike lane in downtown Manhattan, killing 8 people, and last year a madman slammed his truck into a bustling Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12. The worst, however, occurred last July, when a Tunisian-born terrorist mowed down 85 people on the streets of Nice, France.

Most mysteriously about this latest incident is the reported disappearance of the driver’s cell phone. Jama had told police that he had a cell phone on him in the vehicle, but two separate searches failed to find any phone in the truck or in the area around the crash site. A second individual was also believed to be in the vehicle, 38-year-old Ahmed Mahdi Hussein, but he denies any knowledge of the whereabouts of the phone and says that he was asleep at the time of the incident.

The crash killed 20-year-old Tori Carroll of Alhambra; 20-year-old Hailey Bertels and her 17-year-old sister, Madisen Bertels, of Staunton; and 19-year-old Vivian Vu of Joplin, Missouri, and left twelve others injured. Mr. Jama has yet to be charged with any crime, but police say that an investigation is still ongoing.

Share this page to let your friends and neighbors know of the deadly incident on the I-55 in Illinois, and let us know in the comments if you think that this was a terror attack or a tragic accident.

Michelle Obama Says: “White House Is Not White House Anymore It’s A Big Circus With a Melania Trump’s Disgusting Decorations, Hope This Would Not Continue Too Long.” Do You Support Her?

This is disgusting and not fair!

Michelle Obama Says: “White House Is Not White House Anymore It’s A Big Circus With a Melania Trump’s Disgusting Decorations, Hope This Would Not Continue Too Long.”

On a video below Michelle speaks about her experience in the White House!

We are blessed because she will never come back into White House.

Sheriff’s Department Is Being Fined $10,000 For Only Hiring U.S. Citizens. Is This Fair?

If you wanted to get a job with the Denver Sheriff’s Department, you needed to meet the job requirements just like anywhere else. But there was one difference. Job seekers would be automatically disqualified from a job at the Denver Sheriff’s Department if they were not a U.S. citizen.

Most people thought this was fair. If you want to protect and serve America, you should at least be an American, right?

And as the Department cut millions of dollars in overtime pay from their overworked deputies, they aimed to hire scores of new people and put them on the streets to protect Denver. To get one of their largest applicant pools in history, the department placed an ad and listed U.S. citizenship as a requirement. They thought there wouldn’t be a problem. But the government didn’t like it…

By spring 2016, the department had hired 200 new deputies, flooding the workplace with more eager police officers. The veterans and senior officers were grateful for the reinforcements. Everyone was happy.

But now the Justice Department has slapped the Sheriff’s Department with a fine of $10,000 for purposely discriminating against job seekers. Learn more about this below!

Besides issuing Denver’s Sheriff’s Department with the fine, the Justice Department has handed over a list to help the sheriff mitigate their discriminatory hiring practices and give job applicants a fair chance.

The Denver Sheriff’s Department said it was an accident. They didn’t mean to ‘discriminate’ but felt that hiring US citizens was the right thing to do.

Then they issued the following statement:

“The Denver Sheriff Department maintains its commitment to treat all people with dignity and respect, and is proud to have one of the most diverse workplaces in Colorado,” said Denver Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Simon Crittle. “While we didn’t commit this violation intentionally, we accept responsibility and are taking steps to clarify policy and amend language in hiring documents.”

The Mainstream Media has launched an assault on police departments across the United States in recent months. They’re accusing them of discrimination both on the street and in the workforce. Young men and women are brainwashed by this information and the number of applicants has fallen.

Therefore, many police departments are casting a wider net and loosening the regulations around their hiring procedure.

While the Denver Sheriff’s Department was fined, people all over America were angered by the injustice.

But the Justice Department was just trying to protect more people’s rights. And they commended the Denver Sheriff Department for cooperating with the change in hiring practices. They issued the following statement on their website:

“We commend the Denver Sheriff Department for its cooperation and commitment to removing unnecessary and unlawful employment barriers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve. The entire community will benefit from these reforms.”

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which is a group aiming to restrict immigration to the United States, prefers to keep the discriminatory hiring practice in play.

Krikorian said: “We’re handing over a gun and a badge to somebody whose background we don’t really know a lot about,” Krikorian said.

Do you illegal immigrants should be banned from joining the police force?

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Do You Think Melania Trump Is a ‘Beautiful, Graceful’ Woman?

It’s not easy being the first lady! Back in January, Melania Trump found herself taking on a very important role after her husband Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

But even though Melania never asked for the job, she was still thrust into the spotlight and now sources exclusively revealed to Life & Style that she’s having a hard time handling it.

“She feels the pressure,” a longtime Trump pal Federico Pignatelli said. “She always has to be kind, perfect, well-dressed, well-everything. It’s tiring. It’s a tough schedule. She has to be a mother, a first lady, the wife of a man as well.”

Federico said that ever since Donald became president, the couple has been spending more time apart — even after she finally made the move from their home in Trump Tower to the White House back in June.

Federico said that hey only see each other once or twice a day and Donald is usually either in meetings or playing golf while Melania likes to shop. They live separate lives — even when it comes to their bedroom.

“They only share the same bed two or three times a week,” a source revealed, but Federico said that it’s not necessarily a bad thing. “She has her own space and he has his own space, and they can sleep together a few nights and other nights not,” he said. “[Donald is] busy and thinking at night.

He’s reflecting and doesn’t want to disturb her.”

Since Donald is so busy, it looks like Melania is going to start taking more activities onto her plate. Currently, she’s been spending time with the couple’s 11-year-old son Barron and she’s also been preparing to take on some more work once he goes back to school, the Washington Post reported, which includes appearances at the U.N. General Assembly and the Invictus Games next month.

Gunman tried to rob a McDonald’s, had no idea it was filled with 11 special forces officers

There are many people in the world that are not to be trifled with under any sort of circumstances. While some might view this as an allusion to those who are bigger and stronger than us, there are also people who have mentally and physically trained themselves for the most stressful of situations..

Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (henceforth known as GIGN) is a group of people that you are not ever going to want to mess with. They are an organization that specializes in hostage rescue and stressful scenarios are nothing new to them.

When two robbers made their way into a McDonald’s in hopes of making a big score, they thought they had it all figured out. They fired shots into the ceiling and they were able to subdue all of the customers, making off with roughly $2,269 in the process.

However, they were given a rude awakening long before they had the chance to spend their ill gotten loot. 11 of the 40 diners in the McDonald’s that they robbed were the aforementioned GIGN group and these very skilled diners just so happened to be eating while the incident was taking place.

Since the squadron was dressed as civilians, the robbers had no idea that specialty forces were in their midst. Once the men tried to escape, they were pursued by the GIGN members and warning shots were fired. The officers wisely waited for the robbery to conclude so that no diners were hurt and the band of criminals was apprehended as a result.

GIGN values their ability to obscure their identity, so no pictures were taken of the men who saved the day. But they still deserve a great deal of recognition for their heroic deed and you will want to share this story with your closest friends and family as soon as possible.

Two dogs in rural Virginia mauled their owner to death, authorities say. But why?

The scene that confronted Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew and his deputies was so grisly that he had to pause as he described it in front of reporters.

“I observed, as well as four other deputy sheriffs observed, the dogs eating the rib cage on the body,” Agnew said at a news conference this week.

The series of events that led to that gruesome scene — two dogs guarding Bethany Lynn Stephens’s bloodied remains after authorities say they mauled her to death while on a walk in rural Virginia — have been the subject of speculation, rumors and anger. Why did these two dogs, which friends said had a strong bond with Stephens, turn on their most important human? Agnew doubted that the question would ever be clearly answered.

But one thing is certain: The attack could have never happened out of the blue.

“I don’t think they were walking in the woods and they eyed each other and said, ‘Now is the time to attack her,’ ” said Liz Stelow, a clinician at the veterinary school at the University of California at Davis.

A stimulus that triggered an aggressive reaction, a sudden change in the dogs’ home life, behavioral changes that they might have been going through as they matured, or a combination of all of these, could have been contributing factors, experts say. For something as terrible as Stephens’s death to happen, there needs to be “a sort of perfect storm of events,” said Marjie Alonso, executive director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, though what those events were remains a mystery.

Stelow, a certified veterinary behaviorist, said fear is statistically the most common underlying cause of aggression among dogs.

“Now that does not mean we don’t see aggression coming from dogs that are not experiencing fear in that moment, but the overwhelming majority of aggression is part of a fight-or-flight response,” Stelow said. “So you’re in a position where you must do something, and the thing that you find yourself doing is inflicting harm.”

“Almost all of the aggression I deal with clinically is based on fear,” Stelow added. “Everything I’ve read about the case suggests that what likely happened is there was a triggering event, and the dogs either turned on each other and she became involved, or they turned on her because of something that happened, some external stimulus that happened.”

There’s also a concept called predatory drift, said Alonso, a Massachusetts-based certified dog behavior consultant. The term, coined by veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist Ian Dunbar, is described as “the kicking in of predatory reflexes in an interaction that begins as a social interaction.”

And something has to provoke it, Alonso said.

“Let’s say she was running with them and she fell and she was shouting because she got hurt,” Alonso said. “It’s possible — and I can’t say that this is what happened — that that triggered a response for one of the dogs, maybe, to bite her out of excitation, out of fear, whatever that might be, and caused the other dog to also turn on her.”

Stephens was found dead Thursday evening in a wooded area about a half a mile from a main road. Authorities said the 22-year-old had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs, so her father went out to look for her in the area she frequented. There, he found the male dogs, Tonka and Pacman, near what he first thought was an animal carcass.

Authorities said the bite marks on Stephens, including the ones on her skull, were consistent with canine marks, some of which were inflicted while she was still alive. They have ruled out other possibilities, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, strangling, stabbing and the involvement of a larger animal, like a bear.

The young woman’s death shook Goochland, Va., a rural community about 30 miles outside of Richmond, and sent a barrage of phone calls, emails and online messages to the sheriff’s department. Agnew, the sheriff, said many were personal attacks against him. Others accused his department of not doing a thorough investigation, believing that there was no way Stephens’s dogs could’ve attacked her. On Monday, Agnew decided to privately show photographs of the scene to local media and publicly reveal the graphic scene he and his deputies witnessed. He said it was an attempt to be transparent without revealing too much.

Agnew said revealing more information has slowed the flurry of angry messages and misinformation, but it has not stopped it.

Some of the anger, at least online, was fueled by a characterization of the dogs’ breed. Agnew said family members described the dogs to authorities as pit bulls — a generic term for dogs with a square, blocky head and an athletic build — though the specific breed is unclear.

“When people say it was a pit bill, it’s kind of an easy go-to,” Alonso said. “There may be pit bull in those dogs, but it doesn’t describe the dogs necessarily. It’s describing what they look like, not what’s in them.”

Alonso said whether a dog has a tendency to be aggressive does not necessarily depend on the breed.

“We tend to label aggression as something that’s inside the animal. That’s not it. Aggression is a circumstance,” she said. “If I corner you in a dark alley and you punch me, are you being aggressive?”

Stelow, the University of California clinician, said that bully breeds, such as an American pit bull terrier and a Staffordshire bull terrier, are statistically highly represented in incidents of fatal dog bites and attacks in the country. But that likely has less to do with their behavior and more with their physical abilities, she said.

“If you look at the body type, they have large powerful jaws and they have large powerful bodies,” Stelow said. “They can overpower someone and inflict great harm.”

Investigators in Goochland County said they’re still working to find out more about the dogs’ lineage and history. Sgt. Mike Blackwood, of the sheriff’s office, said Stephens got both of them as puppies. One of the dogs was owned by someone else before Stephens adopted him.

Investigators also are still uncertain about the dogs’ exact age, but Blackwood estimates they were about 2. That could provide another explanation.

The dogs would’ve been in the middle of maturing, which happens between ages 1½ and 4, said Ilana Reisner, a veterinary behaviorist from Pennsylvania. Aggression toward each other and toward people is more likely as dogs mature.

“They might historically have been very sweet, and aggression to people never or rarely seen, and still have flipped over threshold to arousal and aggression at this age,” Reisner wrote in a Facebook post.

Experts also say that change in environment could affect a dog’s behavior.

At the news conference earlier this week, Blackwood said Stephens had been living elsewhere and had left the dogs with her father. The dogs, which were previously indoor animals, were left in a kennel outside with little human contact, aside from a visit from Stephens about five times a week, he told reporters.

Stelow said she often sees dogs suddenly showing signs of aggression because of changes in their lives, such as a new person moving in or their owner moving out. Even changes in pet owners’ schedule could be stressful.

“So I’m already in another uncomfortable environment where I don’t have the things I’m accustomed to. I have limited contact with my most important human. I don’t understand what is happening, and this is stressful to me,” she said. “Every walk became much more stimulating. . . . Now I’m in a situation where what might have been a tolerable stimulus is now a big trigger because of all the other stressors I’ve been experiencing.”

The dogs were euthanized Saturday and are being preserved. Agnew said his department has found a lab that will perform a necropsy and extract anything that may be needed for further analysis.



In fact, there are many who would say it WAS miraculous.  On the level of God Almighty himself intervening in the election!

In other words, this:

But before you start thinking we’ve gone off our rocker, allow us to introduce you to the Trump Prophet, Mark Taylor.

Taylor is well documented to have predicted the Donald Trump presidency as early as 2011 (scroll down for video).  He was mocked mercilessly for this prediction, even up to the day of the election.

And then something funny happened.  Trump won.  Now when Taylor speaks, people listen.  And he just went on the record again.

Vote Now:  Was Donald Trump Chosen By God?

In a recent interview with CBN News, Taylor confirmed, “Trump isn’t going anywhere.”  The impeachment attempts are futile, and Trump will prevail.

In fact, Taylor says, Trump will actually start to become popular, and even praised by many in the media!  Think that’s far-fetched?  Not as much as a man winning an election who had a 91% chance of losing on election day morning!

Here’s more from Taylor, from CBN News:

Mark Taylor, known as the fireman prophet and co-author of The Trump Prophecies, says impeachment attempts on President Donald Trump will be futile.

Taylor said that in 2011 God told him that then-businessman Donald Trump would be president – and despite his many enemies, God would protect him

“They will say things about this man, the enemy, but it will not affect him and they will say it rolls off of him like a duck. For even as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall my feathers protect this next president.” – Mark Taylor 2011 The Trump Prophecies 

On Wednesday, 58 Democrats in Congress voted to try and impeach President Trump, but the House overwhelmingly voted to kill the resolution as most Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move.  

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, brought the resolution, accusing Trump, among other things, of being bigoted and a racist. After his resolution was read aloud, the House voted 364-58 to table the resolution.

Taylor said months ago, “Rest assured, they may try these things but none of that’s going to succeed because this man has been anointed and appointed by GodHe’s not going anywhere so I want to put that out there for the people because there’s a lot of fear out there.” 

“There’s no reason to be walking in fear right now,” he continued. “What I want to encourage people to do is to stay engaged in the fight. This is not a time to lay down the weapons of your warfare.”

Mark’s co-author, Mary Colbert, says, “Mark prophesied before he was elected, they will try to impeach him but it will not work, so God already gave us a headline warning that they’re really going to try to do this.”

“That is not going to happen. He (Trump) has angels assigned to him and his family. You try to harm this man, God help you!,” Colbert added.

Taylor said, “Interesting thing about today’s impeachment vote – it was by a 306 margin;  Donald Trump won the election by 306 electoral college votes. You think that’s a sign?  Yes.” 

But that’s not all Taylor had to say.

According to, Taylor also stated that two ex-Presidents will soon die instantly and three will be “shaken”.  Take a look:

“The Bible says, ‘Do not touch my anointed, but especially my prophets,’” he continued. “These guys have now touched God’s anointed, Donald Trump. They used it as a platform to go in there and attack.”

Taylor said that God told him that because of their supposed attack on Trump, “the covenant that these five presidents have had with that entity called Baal—because Baal is the strongman over America—is going to be broken. And then He said, ‘Two of these ex-presidents will be taken and and three will be shaken.’”


Prince Charles Delivers A Stern Warning To Every Republican Who Supports Trump

Prince Charles has warned the lessons of the Second World War are in “increasing danger” of being forgotten.

Speaking at a fundraiser for World Jewish Relief, a humanitarian agency, the Prince of Wales remembered the “indescribable persecution” endured by Holocaust survivor and former Olympic weightlifting champion Ben Helfgott.

The Prince, who recently issued a veiled warning over the election of Donald Trump, said it was his grandmother’s sheltering of a Jewish family which inspired his work with a range of faiths.

“The work of World Jewish Relief enables us to rally together to do what we can to support people practically, emotionally and spiritually,” the royal, who was appointed patron of the charity in 2015, told a crowd of hundreds.

“Particularly at a time when the horrific lessons of the last war seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten”.

The royal suggested Helfgott’s experience of persecution served as a reminder for not overlooking history, saying: “To meet Ben, and others who, like him, have endured indescribable persecution, is to be reminded of the danger of forgetting the lessons of the past.”

The Prince applauded the work the charity, which was established to support those fleeing Nazi Germany, did with impoverished Jews in Ukraine as well as those escaping the atrocities of Syria and Rwanda.

“It is about supporting local communities with what they feel they need and not about imposing solutions from outside.”

“World Jewish Relief shows us how vital it is to learn lessons from the horrors of the past,” he later added.

Rafi Cooper, the charity’s director of communications, told The Independent: “His Royal Highness provides a timely reminder that we need to reach within and beyond our own community, regardless of faith – a message that our Jewish values and history teach us is essential to avoid the horrors of the past being repeated.”

The Prince’s reference to “the horrific lessons of the last war” are reported to have been viewed by some in the room as a “thinly-veiled criticism” of Mr Trump. The President has prompted global condemnation for his immigration ban in recent days. Last week, the billionaire property developer signed an executive order suspending the entire US refugee admissions system for 120 days, halting the Syrian refugee programme indefinitely, and banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

At the end of last year, the Prince issued a warning over the “rise of populism” in a seemingly cloaked reference to the election of Mr Trump and the rise of the far-right in Europe. Although he did not mention any politicians by name, he said there were “deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s” and “evil” religious persecution was occurring across the world.

If You Hear Your Kids Say The Word ‘Blue Whale’, Stop Them Before They’re Dead

Teenagers across the globe are reportedly committing suicide as part of a dangerous internet game called the Blue Whale Challenge.

Two families in the U.S. believe the game is to blame for their children’s recent suicides and are now warning other parents to monitor their teens’ social media activity.

A Texas family said they had no reason to believe that their son, Isaiah, was planning to take his own life.

“We had no signs at all. Isaiah was Isaiah,” Jorge Gonzalez told KSAT.

But on the morning of July 8, Jorge found his son hanging in his bedroom closet. His cell phone had been propped up against a shoe and used to livestream the suicide.

Jorge is convinced that Isaiah killed himself as a result of the Blue Whale Challenge.

The game reportedly takes place over several weeks and entails a series of 50 dares, including self-mutilation, listening to bizarre music and drinking bleach. The final dare is suicide.

Teen participants are targeted by predators through social media apps and internet chat rooms. The New York Daily News reports that the participants are typically threatened into playing the game and completing the various tasks.

Jorge said he learned of the game before Isaiah’s suicide. When he asked him about it, Isaiah told him that he was aware of it but would never think to participate in it.

“I want [other parents] to go through their [kids’] phones, look at their social media,” Jorge told KSAT. “If they’re on that challenge already, they can catch that from happening.”

Isaiah’s family says he sent images of himself completing the tasks to his friends. He also indicated to them that the endgame was suicide.

“They blew it off like it was a joke and if one of them would have said something, [if] one of them would have called us, he would have been alive,” said Isaiah’s sister, Scarlett Cantu-Gonzales.

In Georgia, another family is going public with the story of their teen’s suicide, and they’re also speaking out against the Blue Whale Challenge.

The unidentified victim was a 16-year-old girl.

“A funny girl,” her mother told CNN. “Like to make silly faces [and] the puppy face when she wanted something.”

The girl was also a talented artist, and her family believes there were clues in her paintings.

“So these were paintings that she drew that were displayed at an art show at school,” the girl’s brother said. “At first look, you don’t think anything of it, you just think of an abstract painting.”

But a closer look reveals an eerie connection.

“If you were to Google ‘what a skeleton of a blue whale looks like,’ it has a tremendous resemblance,” he said.

After hearing about the challenge, the girl’s mother began doing some investigating. That’s when things started falling into place.

“I start researching and start reading more about the game, what it’s asking,” she said. “Then I start to put some of the pieces — how during the weekend she asked me to step on the roof of the house.”

“I realized one of the pictures is from our roof, and it’s something that the game asked.”

While authorities say they aren’t sure whether the game actually exists, the 16-year-old’s family has no doubt.

“It’s a real thing,” her brother said. “I lost my sister to it, or at least part of it. I would say by the looks of everything we found it’s a major part of it.”

“And there needs to be awareness, people need to know, parents need to know, to look for signs, to monitor their kids a little better,” he continued. “And try to know and understand who they’re talking to and when.”

Some reports indicate that the game has its origins in Russia, where at least 130 people have fallen prey to it. In June, Russian police arrested 26-year-old Ilya Sidorov, a postman whom they described as the game’s mastermind. He is alleged to have recruited 32 children for the purposes of driving them to suicide, according to The Independent.

Sources: KSAT, New York Daily News, CNN via WNCN, The Independent / Photo credit: Max Pixel, Facebook via Daily Mail, News 4 San Antonio via Daily Mail