At least 2 dead and nearly 60 others hospitalized after Florida music festival

FOX News

At least two people died and about 57 were hospitalized after attending a music festival in Florida over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Tampa police said in a news release that a 22-year-old Melbourne man and a 21-year-old Kissimmee woman were hospitalized Saturday after attending the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium. Police said the man died Sunday and the woman died Monday. Police didn't specify why 57 others were hospitalized. According to Fox 13 News, an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the deaths and the reasons why nearly 60 other concertgoers were hospitalized.


Two 'elderly' men did not escape their retirement home to attend heavy metal festival, police say

FOX News

In this Aug. 4, 2018 photo numerous festival goes stand in front of the main stage of the heavy metal festival in Sacken, northern Germany. What appeared to be the story of the summer was sadly too good to be true. The story that made the rounds on social media of two "elderly" men sneaking out of their retirement home to attend Germany's largest heavy metal festival was not true. German media Deutsche Welle which was one of the numerous outlets to report the story is now painting the report differently following new details from police. Last week it was reported that two elderly men snuck out of their retirement home in northern Germany to attend Wacken Open Air.


The Tribeca Film Festival Captures American Injustice

The New Yorker

Three documentaries in this year's Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30) intersect to evoke a single arc of American injustice that has not merely gone unredressed but been continually defended and perpetuated. Each one usefully and engagingly displays a crucial facet of the backstory to the current misrule in the U.S. The New York City police officer Frank Serpico's lonely fight against police corruption, in the nineteen-sixties and early seventies, has been enshrined in legend by Sidney Lumet's 1973 drama starring Al Pacino. In the documentary "Frank Serpico," by Antonino D'Ambrosio, the protagonist, now eighty-one years old, tells his story on camera for the first time. The director takes Serpico on a tour of landmarks from his earlier years, including the Crown Heights storefront where his father had a shoe-repair shop (and where young Frank first encountered police corruption) and the Williamsburg building where, in 1971, he was shot in the head during a drug bust under still unexplained circumstances that suggest police collusion in an effort to thwart his testimony. D'Ambrosio adorns these stories with sidebars that range from painful (Serpico's uneasy reunion with Arthur Cesare, one of the officers present at that fateful bust) to wondrous (Serpico's discussion of the original plans for Lumet's movie, which was to be directed by John Avildsen and to star Serpico as himself).


Dozens of reports of assaults, rapes at Swedish festivals

U.S. News

In this photo dated Friday July 1, 2016, A police officer attaches a bracelet with the text #tafsainte, meaning don't grope, to a visitor's wrist at the Bravalla Festival in Norrkoping, Sweden, on Friday July 1, 2016. Swedish police told the media Tuesday July 5, 2016, that they are investigating five cases of alleged rape and more than a dozen suspected sexual assaults committed at the Bravalla Festival over last weekend.


Police: Man killed after crashing into chicken wing festival

U.S. News

The Reno Gazette Journal newspaper reports that witness Steven Parks, a vendor for Jax Kettle Korn, said he saw several police officers on foot attempted to cut off the vehicle so they could shoot into the passenger side of the van. Parks said he then heard multiple gunshots.