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December 3, 2014

Cop Who Killed 12-Year-Old Described As Emotionally Unstable, "Dismal" With A Firearm

Before joining the Cleveland police force, Timothy Loehmann was almost fired from his job as a patrolman in Independence, Ohio. His records cite "a lack of maturity, indiscretion and not following instructions.” Cleveland Police confirmed to BuzzFeed News that they did not review his personnel file from Independence, adding "there is no written policy mandating a review of an applicant’s previous employer personnel file."

Why This Year's Climate Talks Are A Huge Deal

A global pact must be signed in Paris in 2015 to avert climate calamity, putting a lot of pressure on the U.N. mega-summit. This year's talks follows historic agreements to cut emissions by the U.S., China and the EU.

New York City Police Force To Be Retrained In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday declined to charge an NYPD officer who killed the unarmed Garner with a chokehold. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has since announced that the federal government will launch its own investigation and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the NYPD will be retrained in an effort to reduce police violence.

A Baby Killer Whale Was Born At SeaWorld San Diego

The calf, which weighs up to 350 pounds, was born at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, at Shamu Stadium, SeaWorld announced. After a 17-month pregnancy, the mother, Kalia, gave birth after 2 hours and 15 minutes of labor.

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