This post was shared from a fellow blogger.
This is a copy of a post from my facebook page from the radio station where I DJ
in the mornings. The victim is my son. Please help me get the word out so we can
catch the sorry son of a bitch that did this. Please get word out to Angel and
cmblake for sure. I am their neighbor so the perpetrator may be hiding in their
Quick update on the hit and run early Saturday morning, with a
little more detail for people that are sharing this outside the immediate area.
The incident occurred on West Avenue in Clayton, New Mexico. The person(s)
responsible accelerated to a fairly high rate of speed before leaving the road
purposefully to strike a person on foot. The vehicle was pursued east to Texline
Texas before getting away. It is believed they may be hiding somewhere near
Amarillo, Dumas, or Dalhart, Texas. The vehicle is definitely a Chevrolet
pickup. There is a good chance of fairly significant damage to the front end. A
lot of the grill was broken off and left at the scene. The truck is white or
light colored, believed to be anywhere from late 90s model to mid 2000s. It is
likely that the driver has ties to the Clayton area. Anyone with information is
being asked to please contact the Clayton, NM police department. Again, this
was a purposeful, extremely violent act and the perpetrator needs to be held
Facebook this afternoon confirmed that it will now support animated GIFs in the Facebook News Feed. Not everyone will see the added functionality immediately, we understand, as the update is still rolling out. The move represents a significant change in direction for Facebook, which has historically made a conscious decision to avoid supporting GIFs, claiming that doing so would make its News Feed “too chaotic.”
Instead of allowing GIFs, Facebook’s focus to date has been on video. The company introduced support for auto-playing videos in late 2013, but despite bringing a more lively, animated feel to the News Feed, the move did not lead Facebook to rolling out support for GIFs. Neither did the introduction of support for GIFs on Twitter last summer – a change that some felt might force Facebook’s hand in the matter.
Though Facebook had built in support for GIFs for quite some time, the company has long felt that GIFs could lead to the site being cluttered with low-quality memes, as we previously reported.
That decision, however, has been reversed today.
To try the new feature, Facebook users can paste a link to a GIF hosted on an external website like Giphy, Imgur, Tumblr, or elsewhere, into their status update box and then publish. The GIF will be animated inline after you post. You can’t currently upload GIFs directly, however, and see the same results.
Before today, the only option for sharing GIFs on Facebook was a workaround provided by Giphy, but this was not considered official Facebook support. Today’s update means that users will be able to share GIFs they find anywhere on the web to Facebook, not only from a single source.
In addition, we’ve tested the functionality on Facebook brand pages, and found that the above steps don’t work. That implies that Facebook is either rolling out the feature to personal profiles first, or it has made the decision to restrict the functionality from being used by brands period. (We’ve asked Facebook to clarify which it is.)
We also found that GIFs were automatically animated in the Facebook native mobile application on iOS, but not on the mobile website. It’s unclear at this time whether or not the latter issue is related to a delayed rollout, and have asked Facebook to confirm.
HOUSTON — Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 20 people and left 14 missing.
The line of thunderstorms that stalled over Dallas dropped as much as 7 more inches overnight. The rain seeped into homes and stranded hundreds of drivers, many of whom lingered along highways that were nearly gridlocked from the high water and abandoned vehicles.
Fire rescue crews responded to about 260 calls that included trapped vehicles and accidents, authorities said.
The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto rivers near Houston were the main focus of concern as floodwaters moved from North and Central Texas downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Meanwhile, the death toll rose as teams searched through debris piled along rivers. Bodies found on Thursday raised the confirmed death toll to at least 24, including storm victims from Oklahoma.
The Brazos River, which had been receding, rose above flood stage again Friday in Parker County, west of Fort Worth, and was expected to climb higher with the planned opening of the flood gates at Possum Kingdom Lake upstream. People in about 250 homes near the river were asked to voluntarily evacuate.
With the water moving rapidly down the river, serious flooding was expected in the downstream communities of Simonton and Thompsons. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said some residents of Simonton had already been asked to leave.
Forecasters said the Colorado River at Wharton could crest on Saturday, causing major flooding in the community 60 miles southwest of Houston. Voluntary evacuations were underway in the city's low-lying west side.
Emergency teams rescued a dozen people from flooded homes and stranded vehicles late Thursday in Johnson County south of Dallas.
By early Friday, crews had retrieved the 21 occupants of a houseboat that went adrift in Lake Travis in Austin.
This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July.
Just weeks ago, much of the state was parched with varying levels of drought. But the same drenching rainfall that paralyzed parts of Houston and swept away a vacation home with eight people inside also offered relief from a long dry spell.
Many cities were still in danger of flooding as heavy rain from earlier in the week poured downstream, pushing rivers over their banks.
"There's so much water in Texas and Oklahoma that it's going to take quite a while for those rivers to recede," said Mark Wiley, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Fort Worth, Texas.
If normal amounts of precipitation return, rivers will probably drop to average levels by the Fourth of July, he said.
"Six months ago, we were dying for this stuff," he said. "And now we're saying, 'Please, please stop.'"
Michael Brelo weeps as he hears the verdict in his trial Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.
Michael Brelo, 31, faces administrative charges while remaining suspended without pay after his acquittal Saturday on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, but he no longer faces the prospect of prison. The anxious city now awaits a decision on criminal charges against a white officer in the fatal shooting of a black 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun.
Brelo and 12 other officers fired 137 shots at a car with Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams inside it on Nov. 29, 2012. The shooting occurred at the end of a 22-mile-long chase involving more than 100 Cleveland police officers and 60 cruisers after Russell's Chevy Malibu backfired while speeding by police headquarters. During the chase, an officer reported that he thought he'd seen Williams with a gun. At the end, police mistook police gunfire for shots from Russell's car.
Brelo fired 49 of those shots that night, but it was the final 15 fired into the windshield while he stood on the hood of Russell's car that led his indictment and a four-week trial. He faced up to 22 years in prison if convicted on both counts.
Angry but mostly orderly protests followed Saturday's verdict. More than a dozen protesters were arrested Saturday night for failing to disperse from an alley in the city's Warehouse District on downtown's west side, deputy police chief Wayne Drummond said. Several other people were arrested elsewhere downtown.
The first protest formed outside the Justice Center Saturday morning while Judge John P. O'Donnell read from his 35-page verdict.
A larger protest of around 200 people gathered at noon near where Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty lives. Both protests later merged at a recreation center where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a rookie patrol officer last November. While that demonstration became boisterous, with Eugene Rice angrily calling for justice for his grandson, it remained peaceful. An investigation into the Tamir Rice shooting is nearly complete and will be given to the prosecutor's office to decide whether to pursue criminal charges.
Alicia Kirkman, 47, of Cleveland, said she joined the march in honor of her son, killed in a police shooting eight years ago.