Jul 01, 2020
Driver slams into vehicle, hits 2 men near Lake Arrowhead - Video
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LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (KABC) -- Dashcam video captures the frightening moment a driver slammed into a vehicle and hit two people in Cedar Glen near Lake Arrowhead.
A driver in a white SUV is seen ramming into a red pickup truck multiple times, and as the truck flees, the SUV hits two men standing in the roadway.
Moments later, the SUV takes off, racing after the red pickup. The incident was captured by another driver's dashcam.
A witness drives up to see what he can do to help as one of the injured men kneels down and tries to catch his breath.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says the incident unfolded in the 30000 block of Hook Creek Road Sunday at about 1 p.m.
Authorities say the two men run down are father and son who had been in some kind of dispute with the driver of the SUV.
"The victim was drug under the vehicle and both the victim, and his father sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital," authorities said in a statement.
They say the driver of the red pickup had no connection to the argument and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The suspect fled the scene and was detained shortly after.
The driver of the white SUV was identified as 37-year-old Robern Crain of Hemet. Deputies say when he turned his SUV into a weapon, he had his wife and two children in the vehicle.
He is charged with attempted murder and child endangerment.
Crain is jailed at the West Valley Detention Center. He is being held at $1 million bail.
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Bill de Blasio blasts Trump’s ‘purest statement of racism’ after president slams Black Lives Matter mural on 5th Avenue
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted Donald Trump for saying the Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue would "denigrate" its luxury.
Speaking at his daily press briefing on Friday, the mayor described Trump's tweet as "one of the purest statements of racism I've ever heard."De Blasio slammed Trump's comments about the mural he briefly helped to paint yesterdayCredit: YouTube/NYC Mayor's Office Trump previously said the BLM message would 'denigrate' Fifth AvenueCredit: Reuters
The President took issue with de Blasio commissioning the gigantic yellow artwork outside Trump Tower building, which was completed this week.
He helped to paint the enormous "message" to Trump on Thursday, when he stopped by Millionaire's Row for 20 minutes to a chorus of boos.
The next day, de Blasio issued a stinging rebuke to Trump, telling reporters that Trump "cannot do anything to stop" the mural.
"That all of the hatred that he propagates, all the efforts that he has created to try and take us backwards – they just won't work. It's too late, we're moving forward," de Blasio said.
"It is a message that systemic racism and a past that must be reckoned with, but it is not a message to me, a hopeless message – it is a positive, forward-looking message of righting a wrong and creating a true respect for people's value.Trump slammed the mural on TwitterCredit: Twitter
"And when the President tweeted a few days ago that this mural ... would 'denigrate the luxury of Fifth Avenue,' that was one of the purest statements of racism I've ever heard."
De Blasio then declared that the yellow artwork "liberates, ennobles, and enlightens" the area.
It's one of many to be painted in the Big Apple and other major US cities during the widespread George Floyd protests decrying police brutality.
Another one was finished last week on Centre Street last week – blocks away from the Occupy NYC protesters were camped out at City Hall park and One Police Plaza.
On June 25, Trump said the mayor "wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany, with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign."There has been a shocking uptick in cops leaving the force amid the civil unrestCredit: AP:Associated Press NY protesters rally against the death of George Floyd by setting a cop car on fireCredit: Reuters
“'Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon,' referring to killing Police, is their chant," he tweeted. "NYC Police are furious!"
On July 1, he again blasted de Blasio's BLM mural "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and his decision to defund the NYPD "to further antagonize New York’s Finest."
It has since emerged that NYPD cops are retiring en masse following nearly two months of protests.
A department insider told The Sun cops are simply "not willing to risk their livelihoods to help ungrateful people anymore" as shootings soar.
"It's scary when you think that cops have been willing to take the risk of dying in order to protect someone else and now we're leaving in droves," the source said. "If we lost a fight, we would lose our lives.Police clashes with Occupy City Hall protestors in NYC as a wave of retirements hits the departmentCredit: Getty Images - Getty Demonstrators protest to defund police at area they are calling "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan; protests have left cops demoralizedCredit: Reuters
"Now if we win the fight, we are the ones arrested, at risk of losing everything we worked for, [and] putting our families out on the street while the criminal we tried to arrest is martyred and praised."
During Friday's conference, de Blasio acknowledged the uptick in gun violence in the city, where cops are growing increasingly demoralized.
He acknowledged that the shootings were escalating and there had been "some really tough weekends, particularly last weekend."
"Particularly in Harlem, we saw way too much violence, and it's not something that's acceptable in the city," the mayor continued.MOST READ IN NEWSLive BlogSEE EU LATERBrexit news latest: EU exec says there's still 'significant differences'Live BlogJAIL BIRDGhislaine Maxwell latest news: Lawyers vow to clear name over abuse chargesFLAT BROKEMillionaire left 'penniless' by divorce after moving Playboy model into flatHOTEL RAMPAGEDepp trashed hotel as Kate Moss slept in bed but says he never hit model'DANCE, DRUGS, MUSIC'Depp and Amber invited Vegas wedding guests for 'dance party & drugs'HORRIFIC ATTACKJealous boyfriend GUILTY of killing pregnant ex, 26, and unborn son
"We cannot have people live in fear. We cannot have our young people in the crosshairs. It's not something we will allow in this city. We have to do better."
De Blasio stated that there would be an increased NYPD presence at hotspots, at key locations, more patrol officers but also "more community presence."
He said local leaders would walk with police to establish "where conflicts may be, mediating, stopping violence before it even happens."protesters react after NYPD officers arrest a man for unknown reasons during a 'Black Trans Lives Matter' march against police brutality on June 17Credit: AFP or licensors Black Lives Matter protesters clash with NYPD Police Officers in the days of the Coronavirus pandemic in Union Square on May 28Credit: Alamy Live News