Bill Cosby Sentenced 3 to 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault; Trump’s Speech at UN; Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview; Possible Third Accuser; Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Fired on Monday; 74-Year-Old Man Found Alive In Apartment 5 Days After Fire; Michael Kors to Buy Versace For $2.1 Billion; Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Cannot Be Hunted For Trophies; Deaf Bing
Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth! It is Tuesday, September 25. Ready for news?
Bill Cosby Sentenced 3 to 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
Bill Cosby (81) was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004.
During his trial, he was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault in April. He was sentenced today.
The judge also said Cosby must be classified as a “sexually violent predator,” which will require lifetime registration, sex offender counseling, and a notification to the community he lives in.
The judge said this was a serious crime, this has all circled back to you, the day has come, the time has come.
If I understand it right, the 3 to 10 year sentence means Cosby must be in prison for 3 years, then he will be eligible for parole after that, but there are no guarantees. The most he can stay in prison is 10 years.
Cosby’s defense team said they would appeal and asked for his release while awaiting the appeal, but the judge denied it.
He was handcuffed and sent behind bars today.
Trump’s Speech at UN; Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview; Possible Third Accuser
Here are three politics news briefs:
The first — President Trump gave a speech today to the UN General Assembly in New York City.
In his opening statements, he said his administration, in two years, has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.
There was laughter in the audience, by various world leaders and delegates.
Trump said he didn’t expect that reaction, but that it was okay. He smiled, then went forward with his speech talking about America’s booming economy, tax cuts and reforms, powerful military, and peace in North Korea.
Trump strongly criticized Iran, said the U.S. won’t be taken advantage of in trade, and said he rejects the ideology of globalism, preferring patriotism. He closed his speech saying let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat.
The second news brief — Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, did an interview with Fox News to push back against the accusations of sexual assault.
Kavanaugh said he has never sexually assaulted anybody and that he was a virgin in high school and for many years after. He said he never went to a party with the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
Martha said the accusations were hard to believe, because she’s known him for 17 years and that he is a decent, kind, and a good man. She said this process is incredibly difficult.
Kavanaugh said he would not allow false allegations drive him out of the process (to be a Supreme Court Justice). He said he knows President Trump will stand by him.
The third news brief— lawyer Michael Avenatti, famous for his representation of Stormy Daniels, said he is representing an unidentified third woman, a former U.S. government employee, who is ready to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct within the next 36 hours.
Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Fired on Monday
Here’s a quick update on Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean in his own home on September 6th.
On September 9th, three days later, she was charged with manslaughter, then released on bond. She was put on paid administrative leave.
The Dallas police chief announced that after an internal affairs investigation, they decided to fire Amber. She was terminated during a hearing yesterday.
Botham’s family was notified on Sunday night, before the hearing. Their lawyer says Amber’s termination makes his case stronger because it shows the city and police department thinks Amber behaved in a way that isn’t appropriate for a police officer.
Amber can still appeal the termination.
74-Year-Old Man Found Alive In Apartment 5 Days After Fire
Here’s another quick update, this is about the senior citizen facility in Washington, D.C. that caught on fire last Wednesday.
A 74 year old man—his name was not released— was found alive, still inside the building yesterday. He had been trapped by the fire and was unable to escape from his second-floor apartment.
It’s unclear how he survived 5 days in the building without assistance, but officials say he seemed to be in great shape, and still had a sense of humor.
When crews came to his room, he said, “he was not going any place.”
He was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Last week, management for the retirement home said that everyone was accounted for, but then admitted on Monday that they had not seen the 74 year old man since the fire.
More than half of the 160 residents have been relocated for now. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.
Michael Kors to Buy Versace For $2.1 Billion
Today, Michael Kors announced that they will be buying the fashion brand Versace for about $2.1 billion.
Versace was founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, and became an iconic brand within the fashion world. Gianni was murdered in 1997 and his sister, Donatello took over.
Donatello said it was a very exciting moment for the Versace brand, for it to be sold. She will still be the artistic director.
Michael Kors said once the deal is complete, it would rename its parent company to “Capri Holdings” and wants to open 100 other Versace stores worldwide, and expand online sales.
The merger would help both companies compete with other, larger luxury goods companies.
Some Versace fans were disappointed, feeling it cheapened the Versace brand.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Cannot Be Hunted For Trophies
Yesterday, a federal court ruled that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone area can’t be hunted.
The judge said the bears would be protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) again.
The ESA was written into law in 1973, to protect species and their ecosystems from extinction.
The grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone area was classified as endangered in 1975, when there were only 136 bears left because of hunting. Since 1975, the number increased to over 700 bears in the area.
In June 2017, the US Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) removed the Yellowstone bears from the endangered list. This meant their federal protections were removed.
FWS said the management authority of the bears was up to the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Idaho and Wyoming wildlife officials quickly began planning to allow trophy hunters to legally kill up to 23 grizzly bears.
The Humane Society for the U.S., Native American tribes, and other wildlife protection agencies challenged the FWS decision.
Last night, a federal judge ruled in favor of the bears, saying that the FWS failed to consider the long-term survival of the bears and did not provide sufficient scientific evidence.
So there won’t be bear hunting in the Yellowstone area.
Deaf Bing: Deaf Culture Food
What is Deaf Culture’s effect on food? Here are two:
Cold Food. When our food arrives to the table, it’s steaming hot. We keep chatting and then the food is cold.
That is all for today! See you tomorrow and stay with the light.