Posted: August 3, 2018 Man found guilty of felony assault for punching police officer in Chicano Park Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, August 3, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man who punched a San Diego police officer in the face after the officer and his partner ordered him to stop walking in the middle of the street near a rally at Chicano Park was convicted Friday of assault and other charges.Jurors found 39-year-old Frederick Jefferson of San Diego guilty of felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, resisting an executive officer and a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer after one day of deliberations. The defendant faces about nine years in state prison when he is sentenced Aug. 31, said Deputy District Attorney Michael Reilly.Reilly told the jury that Jefferson “wanted to play by his own rules” when Officers Matthew Ruggiero and Justin Tennebaum tried to get him to walk on the sidewalk on Logan Avenue the morning of Feb. 3, close to where two rival groups were rallying in the park.The prosecutor said the officers had every right to stop and enforce traffic laws against jaywalking and to use force when Jefferson reacted violently to their requests to move onto the sidewalk.“Get out of the street,” one of the officers said to Jefferson. “C’mon dude, stop! You’re gonna get a ticket, or go to jail!”The prosecutor said Jefferson reacted suddenly and violently when the officers got out of their patrol car and tried to grab the defendant’s arms and move him out of the street.“Don’t you put your hands on me,” Jefferson is heard saying on one of the officer’s body-worn cameras.Reilly said Ruggiero pulled out his police baton but didn’t use it on Jefferson until the defendant started swinging at him.Ruggiero was hit in the face two or three times and suffered a fractured nose and cheek bone.Jefferson struggled with at least five other officers before being taken to the ground and handcuffed.The defendant testified that he was minding his own business, walking toward what he thought was a parade, when the officers grabbed his arms. Jefferson told the jury he acted in self-defense.
Share your voice Culture Gaming 0 Post a comment Many gamers these days like to play online with friends. Discord helps them do that. Getty Images You may never have heard of Discord, but you might soon. The chat app built initially for gamers has been steadily expanding outside that world as it’s increasingly used by YouTube personalities, podcasters, hackers and more. Overall, the company says it counts more than 250 million registered users, or basically the same number of people who’ve signed up to play the cultural phenom Fortnight. More than 56 million people log in each month on the app, which marks its fourth anniversary Monday. “As Discord has grown, it’s gone mainstream,” the company said in a statement. Discord is praised for its sleek design, similar to business chat software Slack. Discord While it’s true the 165-person company has become popular outside of gaming, its most popular “servers” (or, chat rooms) are typically gaming related. The top server is for Fortnite, followed by a similar battle game Spellbreak, then Fortnite competitor PUBG. Microsoft’s world building game Minecraft, Supercell’s strategy game Clash Royale and Ubisoft’s Rainbow 6 military survival game are also popular. Its good-natured gaming roots and slick design have made it popular among gamers looking to easily chat with friends or organize a gaming session from across town or on another side of the world. It’s often called “Slack for gamers,” a reference to the similarly designed business software that’s expected to hold an initial public offering this year. But Discord has a darker side. White supremacists and hackers have gravitated to the platform, in part because of its ease of use and insufficient bureaucracy to track and punish them. That’s different from companies like Facebook and Twitter, which have employee bases many times larger than Discord’s and have taken a harder line, even using computer programs to identify and then excise bad actors from their communities. Still, San Francisco-based Discord is pushing forward. It’s launched a game sales service to compete with the likes of Fortnite maker Epic and Valve’s popular “Steam” store. The company declined to say how many games it’s sold through that effort. Tags
NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA, the United States space agency, using its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has spotted an exoplanet with three suns. Considering its close proximity to the earth and its potential for future observation, experts believe that planets like these could the key to unveiling mysteries surrounding alien life.NASA scientists have named this exoplanet ‘LTT 1445Ab’, and it lies just 22.5 light-years away from the earth. Interestingly, this newly found planet orbits just one of its three red dwarf stars, and a complete orbit takes five days to complete. This exoplanet is speculated to be a third bigger than Earth, and it holds a temperature of about 320 degrees Fahrenheit.”If you’re standing on the surface of that planet, there are three suns in the sky, but two of them are pretty far away and small-looking. They’re like two red, ominous eyes in the sky,” Jennifer Winters, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and co-author of the study told New Scientist.Scientists believe that this new exoplanet could be a future candidate to search for extraterrestrial life. As per experts, this planet could hold an atmosphere, and in the future, using advanced equipment, scientists can look for traces of gases like carbon dioxide in this exoplanet. It should be also noted that ‘LTT 1445Ab’ offers plenty of observation opportunities to scientists due to its speedy orbit around the sun.A few months back, a research report prepared by an MIT student had suggested a new method to contact alien life that may be living in the deep nooks of the space. James Clarke, the researcher who conducted the study, revealed that beaming hot and bright lasers at exoplanets will attract the attention of advanced alien civilizations, and this method could bring alien life to the earth one day or the other.