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Major League Baseball Is Reconsidering Their Stance On Domestic Abuse

Reportedly, Katherine Ramirez, is refusing to cooperate with attorney Kerry Glen in order to prosecute her husband MLB player, Jose Reyes for domestic abuse. The Colorado Rockies player was arrested in Hawaii on October 31, 2015 for allegedly beating and shoving his wife in a Maui hotel room. “This office has made verbal and written requests to speak to [Ramirez], and those requests have been declined,” said Glen. “She is, at this point, refusing to cooperate with the prosecution. For that reason, I will file an order dismissing the case without prejudice.” Subsequently, Reyes will not have to appear in court on Monday, April 4 for the “abuse of a family and/or household member” hearing. The Rockies placed Reyes on paid leave following the initial arrest and he was not allowed to participate in the team’s spring training camp amidst the ongoing investigation. Despite the charges being dropped, Reyes may still face a suspension under the league’s new domestic violence policy. The commissioner’s office is still reviewing the case have yet to make a decision on Reyes’ fate as a professional player. Associated Press

Teacher Wants Job Back After Sex Scandal

Special Ed math teacher Jinwoo Seong is suing the Department of Education for wrongful termination. Seong claims that several students conspired to get him fired by making false allegations that he forced a student to have sex with him. There were also claims that Seong took out his penis and ejaculated on a student’s hand. The former Martin Van Buren High School teacher said the investigation was so “grossly negligent” citing that the officials took the word of the three alleged victims without questioning any other students about the validity of their colleagues claims. Seong was investigated by NYPD but never arrested or charged the husband and father of two. The disgraced administrator wants the DOE acknowledge that the investigation was mishandled and clear his name by reinstating him as an educator. NY Post

News Anchor Fired For Racist Social Media Comments 

Wendy Bell, who had been an anchor at the Pittsburgh station WTAE for nearly twenty years was recently terminated. In a Facebook post, Bell made racial assertions about the unidentified suspects of the Wilkinsburg shooting in which five African Americans were fatally wounded at a cookout. “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday….They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s,” she began. “They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested” added Bell. In a statement, WTAE said Bell’s comments were offensive and showed “egregious lack of judgment.” NY Daily News

Man Ingests Nearly 2,000 Bags Of Cocaine 

When Fernando Estrella was pulled over for a traffic violation, a drug sniffing dog alerted police that Estrella had drugs in the vehicle though police and canine were unable to pinpoint the location. The 41-year-old Bronx native was detained while police obtained a warrant for a body cavity search. Hospital staff removed an unprecedented 1,428 bags of heroin from Estrella’s body. Despite the overwhelming physical evidence, the drug mule has pled not guilty to felony heroin possession, heroin trafficking, heroin importation and violating conditions of his release. CBS


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