SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 25TH, 2016
OAKLAND POLICE OFFICERS ON LEAVE AFTER ASSAULT
Four Oakland police officers have been given paid administrative leave following a report of assault on December 7. Officer Cullen William Faeth is currently under investigation for intoxication and the assault of 18 year Alameda County probation officer Olga Cortez. In a press conference Wednesday, Cortez, along with her lawyer John Burris, described the attack to the press. She said that Faeth showed up to her house around 9:30 and started banging on the door. Cortez’s husband then opened the door and told the officer to leave, at which point Sergeant Joe Turner, one of the four officers on leave, pointed his gun at the Cortez family. John Burris, the lawyer for the Cortez family, has filed a claim against the city of Oakland.
COAST GUARD CAPSIZES DURING RESCUE
Early Thursday, a fishing boat was having trouble in waters just off the shore of New York Rockaway Beach. The Coast Guard went out into those waters to try to rescue the boat. However, 10-12 foot waves ended up capsizing the rescuer’s boat. Fortunately, the crew was able to swim ashore. However, this left the fishing boat stuck. As the sun rose, the fishing boat, Carolina Queen III, remained rocking in rough waves until the sun rose. Despite their proximity to the shore, the crew of Carolina Queen could not swim to shore. Their ordeal ended when a helicopter airlifted the three men out of the boat.
RUSSIAN JETS BOMB LATAKIA, SYRIA
Ahead of the planned cessation of hostilities agreed upon by Russia and the United States, the former launched yet another offensive against Syria. Recently, as a result of peace talks with the war torn Middle Eastern country, the U.S. and Russia collaborated on a plan that would essentially stop the civil war in Syria. The cessation of hostilities was meant to stop fighting in Syria between everyone except for the government and terrorist linked organizations. However, members of the Free Syrian Army believe that neither Damascus nor Moscow will uphold the deal. High ranking members believe that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad will simply link them to the Islamic State, thus rendering them unprotected by the deal.
MEDIA: TRUMP A LOCK FOR NOMINATION
After months of speculation and doubt, CNN’s Dylan Bryer says, the media is “at long last” conceding that Trump is most likely going to become the Republican presidential nominee. His three consecutive wins in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, along with his double digit lead in polling paints an inevitable picture. Analysts say that no candidate who has won in New Hampshire and South Carolina has ever not become the nominee. NBC’s Hallie Jackson says that if anyone but Trump were in this position, the media would be hailing them as the Republican nominee.