None of the cameras picked up a group of four white men that matched Bernstein’s descriptions, the reports said. “Althea Bernstein and her family appreciate the detailed investigative efforts by all involved this case,” the statement said. “Althea’s injuries are healing and the support of our community has been invaluable in that regard. We continue to maintain our family privacy and will not be granting interviews at this time.” FBI Joins Investigation after WI EMT is Attacked, BurnedProtecting EMS Personnel from AssaultPennsylvania EMTs, Paramedics Push for Stricter Assault Prosecutions But footage does show her in Middleton, a suburb about 15 minutes from downtown Madison, just before 1 a.m. GPS data from her phone corroborates that as her location, the reports said. “She stated, “˜I know what happened to me,’” Harris wrote. Harris told Bernstein’s attorney, Andrea Sumpter, during a meeting Tuesday that no one planned to file any charges against Bernstein, saying there’s no evidence she colluded with anyone to make a false report and there was no evidence she was involved in any of the destruction during the protest. She drove away, put out the flames, and was treated for burns at a hospital, she said. Detectives were unable to find any surveillance video that shows the alleged attack taking place, but they did find footage indicating the woman wasn’t in the city at the time she says she was attacked, according to investigative reports. An arson dog found no trace of a lighter or other incendiary device in her car and investigators found the car wasn’t damaged. Tests did reveal a substance consistent with lighter fluid on her shirt, however, and her medical records indicate she was treated for burns hours after the attack allegedly happened. MADISON, Wis. (AP) – There’s not enough evidence to prove that a group of white men set a young biracial woman on fire during a chaotic night of protests in Wisconsin’s capital city this summer, federal prosecutors said Friday. When confronted by Detective Justine Harris in August, Bernstein said she didn’t understand why there wasn’t any evidence of the attack. She said she was worried about what might happen when the reports were made public, saying she had been threatened on social media and that investigators were treating her like a suspect. Photo/Madison Police The alleged assault came during a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the Capitol and an attack on a state senator. A group of up to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man after he shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. The statement said investigators conducted extensive interviews as well as an exhaustive review of traffic and surveillance cameras as well as digital and forensic evidence, and couldn’t establish that the attack occurred. According to investigative documents, Bernstein told the responding officer she is Hispanic and Black. Madison police on Friday released more than 150 pages of reports detailing the investigation. Traffic and surveillance camera footage shows Bernstein’s vehicle stopped only once and that no one was around the car. The footage also shows that her window was closed throughout and that she was traveling in the right lane, not the left as she told investigators. Althea Bernstein, 18, told police she was attacked by four white men while driving through a protest in downtown Madison around 1 a.m. on June 24. Bernstein said she was stopped at a red light when she heard someone yell a racial slur and one of the men sprayed her with lighter fluid through her open window and threw a flaming lighter at her, setting her neck and face on fire. Bernstein’s family issued a three-sentence statement through the Madison Police Department saying they appreciate investigators’ work. Someone also threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and attempted to break into the Capitol, only to be repelled by pepper spray from police stationed inside. The violence prompted Gov. Tony Evers to activate the National Guard to protect state properties. Madison Acting Police Chief Vic Wahl issued his own statement, saying detectives were unable to “locate evidence consistent with what was reported.” Harris told Sumpter that Bernstein had clearly suffered injuries to her face and that detectives were interested in whether someone else had hurt her in a different way than she had alleged. Related Sumpter said she had no alternative information from Bernstein or her family about how she was burned and “acknowledged that there can be many reasons why a victim might not want to be forthcoming about who caused injuries,” Harris wrote. A team of federal, state and local investigators probed the allegations as a possible hate crime. On Friday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Madison issued a statement saying the investigation was closed without charges filed. Sumpter didn’t immediately respond to messages Friday.
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BusinessLocalNews St Martin merchants donate $10,000 in goods to Dominica by: The Daily Herald – September 6, 2015 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 304 Views no discussions Share Share PHIIPSBURG (The Daily Herald )–A group of Arab and Indian merchants have come together to help the victims of the devastating storm that ravaged the Nature Isle of Dominica with torrential rains and flooding, killing more than two dozen persons and leaving many more displaced. In light of the devastation, a few Indian and Arab businesses from Back Street got together and collectively contributed over US $10,000, which were used to procure dry goods and groceries.Goods equivalent to a 20 feet container were packed with items such as juices, cereal, milk, flour, diapers and other basic necessities. Kam’s Trading donated three pallets of dry goods to the cause as well.The container will be shipped this weekend to the Commonwealth of Dominica Relief Aid with the help of CaribTrans which has waived all freight charges for relief supplies that are being sent to Dominica. The group of merchants offered its condolences to the persons who perished in the storm and prayed for a speedy recovery of Dominica.
Top-seed Cotter Wilson, a junior member of the Ole Miss team, and No. 5 Dakotah Bobo, ranked No. 31 in the USTA Southern Section Boys’ 16 singles, face off at 2 o’clock. Admission is free for spectators. The father-son doubles finals at noon features two teams from Bossier City. Charles and Braden Thibodeaux play Todd and Richard Eppler. In Saturday’s semifinals, Killen and Pou defeated Bobo and Yerger 6-4, 6-4, and Rux and Street topped No. 1 seed Kirk Fisher and Arturo Rodriguez 6-3, 6-7, 1-0. In the other, Bobo upset No. 2 seed and defending champion Anthony McMaster. Bobo won the first set 6-4 and McMaster rallied to win the second 6-4. Bobo then won the deciding tiebreaker. Wilson defeated No. 7 Stafford Yerger, a junior at Loyola College Prep, 6-4, 6-2 in one semifinal match Saturday afternoon. In the NTRP combined men’s 6.0 doubles finals, Bossier City’s Tad Peters and Shreveport’s John Myers play Minden’s David Waller and Shreveport’s Gail Lowry at 2. Wilson’s father, Grady, is the general manager and director of tennis at Pierremont Oaks/East Ridge. Bobo’s father, Buck, is the head pro. Bossier Tennis Center pro Todd Killen and John Gray Pou face Jordan Rux and Will Street in the men’s open doubles finals at 4. Sunday afternoon’s men’s open singles finals in The City tournament at the Bossier Tennis Center features a player at an SEC school against one of the top junior players in the South. The title match has a significant connection to Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club and East Ridge Country Club. Bossier City’s Jay Boyd and Benton’s Michael Pearson clinched the NTRP combined men’s 7.0 doubles round robin title with a victory Saturday. Boyd and Pearson went 4-0 in the event. In the NTRP combined men’s 8.0 doubles final, Benton’s Todd Johns and Shreveport’s Kevin Chhang play Shreveport’s Jeff Guerin and Chris Miller at 2. In the NTRP combined mixed 7.0 doubles finals, Shreveport’s Joe Bienvenue and Natchitoches’ Rhonda Roge play Shreveport’s Thomas O’Brien and Pam O’Brien at noon.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
South Pacific team finish third at U16 Talent Carnival AFL It was a terrific way to finish a great week for the South Pacific team with a hard fought seven-point win over Brisbane South. The visitors who went down in the earlier match to Brisbane North on Saturday bounced back to the winners circle with a 8.1 (49) win over Brisbane South 5.12 (42) yesterday. Right from the start the visitors were ready to play coming out kicking 4 goals to 1 in the first quarter. Brisbane South hit back in the second quarter to level the scores and the third quarter was even with Brisbane South holding a slight lead heading into third quarter time. The South Pacific boys had to dig deep in the last quarter kicking two goals and defending extremely well to register a seven-point victory and finish in third place for the championships. Once again our defence was brave and fought extremely hard! Robawoun Atsime and Rex Peregua, who was later named South Pacific Player of the carnival dominated across half back with Peregua working hard forward to kick three goals. Balthasar Talanai and Curtley Ila rebounded the ball well and Sitiveni Saru locked down on his opponent and did a tremendous job in stopping many forward entries. The visitors backline really stood up yesterday under immense pressure. The midfield was led by Jone Radua who didn’t lose a ruck contest providing Xavier Kombong and Rapoama Bola first use of the ball winning many centre clearances. The South Pacific wingers Jason Logi and Desire Timothy found plenty of space and moved the ball forward with ease. Our midfield worked hard forward to provide opportunities for our forwards to score, but most pleasingly they worked extra hard in defence, regularly getting back to support our back line and rebound the ball forward. Our forward line today kicked true and didn’t waste their opportunities. Most importantly they defended well and didn’t allow Brisbane South to rebound the ball. Jayco Keppa was dangerous around goal and George Garae took some fantastic marks at full stretch and found plenty of the ball. Emmanuel Michael and Kevan Chan provided quality hit up leads across half forward and when the game was in the balance, Richard Waqa stood tall and took some strong contested marks turning the game our way. South Pacific development manager said Rex (Peregua) had a wonderful week and had many of running bounces rebounding the ball from the backline and cutting off many forward attacks by their opposition in each game. “Congratulations Rex! Overall, our boys gave everything they had and came away with a much deserved victory to finish third,” Drew said. “The coaching and support staff can’t tell everyone enough how proud we are of the efforts of each and every one of the players. They have done everyone at home proud and represented their families, communities and countries with honour.”