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Police handcuff Myrtle Beach acrobat for wearing thong bikini

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Startling video shows a young woman being put in handcuffs on a beach in North Carolina after ‘some Karen’ called the cops complaining about her thong bikini.

Sam Panda, a professional aerialist, was enjoying some sand and sun in this weekend when police officers showed up and detained her in cuffs — all because, she said, another woman didn’t approve of her bathing suit.

‘A woman called the cops on me because of my bikini,’ she wrote on Facebook, sharing the vide. ‘That’s how this all started. Some Karen decided that my body was offensive to her and showed her child that her body could one day lead to her arrest.’

Detained: Startling video shows a young woman being put in handcuffs on a beach in North Carolina after 'some Karen' called the cops complaining about her thong bikini

Detained: Startling video shows a young woman being put in handcuffs on a beach in North Carolina after 'some Karen' called the cops complaining about her thong bikini

Detained: Startling video shows a young woman being put in handcuffs on a beach in North Carolina after ‘some Karen’ called the cops complaining about her thong bikini

Cuffed: Sam Panda, a professional aerialist, shared video of the incident on Facebook

Cuffed: Sam Panda, a professional aerialist, shared video of the incident on Facebook

Cuffed: Sam Panda, a professional aerialist, shared video of the incident on Facebook

Baring too much? Officers told Sam that her thong bikini was against the law in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Baring too much? Officers told Sam that her thong bikini was against the law in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Baring too much? Officers told Sam that her thong bikini was against the law in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The video begins with Sam being put in handcuffs, with two officers — neither wearing a face mask — detaining her.

She has demanded to be shown the penal code that shows that she can’t wear her bikini on the beach, and one of the officers says they will shown them the ordinance at their car.

‘Why is it illegal to wear a bikini on the beach?’ a man off camera asks, as Sam adds: ‘I literally wear this every day.’

When they get to the car, however, the officer reads aloud an ordinance, which says that ‘it shall be unlawful for anyone to appear in the nude’ on public beaches.

‘I’m not nude!’ Sam protests.

The officer replies that she is wearing a thong, which Sam says isn’t nudity. 

‘You put me in handcuffs for being in a thong!’ she says, begging the cop holding her to let her go. 

On duty: The video begins with Sam being put in handcuffs, with two officers ¿ neither wearing a face mask ¿ detaining her

On duty: The video begins with Sam being put in handcuffs, with two officers ¿ neither wearing a face mask ¿ detaining her

On duty: The video begins with Sam being put in handcuffs, with two officers — neither wearing a face mask — detaining her

'Why is it illegal to wear a bikini on the beach?' a man off camera asks, as Sam adds: 'I literally wear this every day'

'Why is it illegal to wear a bikini on the beach?' a man off camera asks, as Sam adds: 'I literally wear this every day'

‘Why is it illegal to wear a bikini on the beach?’ a man off camera asks, as Sam adds: ‘I literally wear this every day’

Laws: The officer reads aloud an ordinance, which says that 'it shall be unlawful for anyone to appear in the nude' on public beaches

Laws: The officer reads aloud an ordinance, which says that 'it shall be unlawful for anyone to appear in the nude' on public beaches

Laws: The officer reads aloud an ordinance, which says that ‘it shall be unlawful for anyone to appear in the nude’ on public beaches

Rules: Section 14-83 of the city's municipal code, passed in 1993, reads: 'Public exposure of specified anatomical parts unlawful'

Rules: Section 14-83 of the city's municipal code, passed in 1993, reads: 'Public exposure of specified anatomical parts unlawful'

Rules: Section 14-83 of the city’s municipal code, passed in 1993, reads: ‘Public exposure of specified anatomical parts unlawful’

Consequences: The ordinance disallows the showing of buttocks. Previously, officers would give a warning first, but in 2009 the law changed. Now, officers can give a ticket right away

Consequences: The ordinance disallows the showing of buttocks. Previously, officers would give a warning first, but in 2009 the law changed. Now, officers can give a ticket right away

Consequences: The ordinance disallows the showing of buttocks. Previously, officers would give a warning first, but in 2009 the law changed. Now, officers can give a ticket right away

While the nudity ordinance read by the officers doesn’t seem to actually apply to Sam’s thong bikini, the city of Myrtle Beach does, in fact, outlaw thongs on the beach.

Section 14-83 of the city’s municipal code, passed in 1993, reads: ‘Public exposure of specified anatomical parts unlawful.’

‘It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally appear in any public place in such a state of dress or undress so as to expose to the view of others the human male or female genitals, pubic area, pubic hair, buttocks, anus, vulva or any portion of the female breast at or below the areola thereof,’ it reads.

The inclusion of ‘buttocks’ in particular rules out wearing thongs.  

According to NBC affiliate WMBF, those who broke the law were initially given a warning to cover up before officers would issue a ticket.

However, in 2009, the City Council updated the ordinance to do away with warnings.  

‘There’s been a law the last 16 years against thongs — period,’ then-Mayor John Rhodes said at the time. ‘Is it a good thing? A bad thing? Well, it’s the law.’

'I am not nude. Everything that is a private part is covered,' she says. 'You can't tell me I can't wear a thong'

'I am not nude. Everything that is a private part is covered,' she says. 'You can't tell me I can't wear a thong'

'I am not nude. Everything that is a private part is covered,' she says. 'You can't tell me I can't wear a thong'

'I am not nude. Everything that is a private part is covered,' she says. 'You can't tell me I can't wear a thong'

‘I am not nude. Everything that is a private part is covered,’ she says. ‘You can’t tell me I can’t wear a thong’

Upset: Finally, the officers remove Sam's handcuffs, but the group continues to argue about the detainment for several minutes

Upset: Finally, the officers remove Sam's handcuffs, but the group continues to argue about the detainment for several minutes

Upset: Finally, the officers remove Sam’s handcuffs, but the group continues to argue about the detainment for several minutes

Viral: Sam later shared the video on Facebook ¿ where she didn't complain about the officers, but about the woman who called the police on her in the first place

Viral: Sam later shared the video on Facebook ¿ where she didn't complain about the officers, but about the woman who called the police on her in the first place

Viral: Sam later shared the video on Facebook — where she didn’t complain about the officers, but about the woman who called the police on her in the first place

'A woman called the cops on me because of my bikini,' she said. 'Some Karen decided that my body was offensive to her and showed her child that her body could one day lead to her arrest'

'A woman called the cops on me because of my bikini,' she said. 'Some Karen decided that my body was offensive to her and showed her child that her body could one day lead to her arrest'

‘A woman called the cops on me because of my bikini,’ she said. ‘Some Karen decided that my body was offensive to her and showed her child that her body could one day lead to her arrest’

Still, though, the law and its update appear to call for the officers to have given Sam a ticket — not put her in handcuffs.

In the video, the officers also take issue with what Sam’s female friend is wearing: a sheer white top through which her nipples are visible. 

After continued argument over whether or not a thong constitutes nudity, one of the officers changes direction, saying that she was detained because of ‘how [she was] acting.’  

Some minutes pass before a third officer shows up. Sam explains the situation to the third officer, giving him a play-by-play of the events leading up to that point. 

‘I am not nude. Everything that is a private part is covered,’ she says. ‘You can’t tell me I can’t wear a thong.’

Finally, the officers remove Sam’s handcuffs, but the group continues to argue about the detainment for several minutes. 

Details: Police claim the call came from someone who complained about two women 'wearing thong bikinis and a see-through top that were dancing and soliciting videos on the beach'

Details: Police claim the call came from someone who complained about two women 'wearing thong bikinis and a see-through top that were dancing and soliciting videos on the beach'

Details: Police claim the call came from someone who complained about two women ‘wearing thong bikinis and a see-through top that were dancing and soliciting videos on the beach’

Impressive: Sam is a professional aerialist and boasts an impressive following thanks to her acrobatic tricks

Impressive: Sam is a professional aerialist and boasts an impressive following thanks to her acrobatic tricks

Impressive: Sam is a professional aerialist and boasts an impressive following thanks to her acrobatic tricks 

Rant: On Facebook, she wrote angrily that the woman who called the cops 's***-shamed' her

Rant: On Facebook, she wrote angrily that the woman who called the cops 's***-shamed' her

Rant: On Facebook, she wrote angrily that the woman who called the cops ‘s***-shamed’ her

'And worst of all, you showed your daughter that her body is something she should be ashamed of and could be detained for,' she said

'And worst of all, you showed your daughter that her body is something she should be ashamed of and could be detained for,' she said

‘And worst of all, you showed your daughter that her body is something she should be ashamed of and could be detained for,’ she said

TMZ reports that local police claim the call came from someone who complained of two women ‘who were wearing thong bikinis and a see-through top that were dancing and soliciting videos on the beach.’

The officers claim that Sam tried to walk away from them, which is why they detained her. 

They were released without charges.

 Some Karen decided that my body was offensive to her and showed her child that her body could one day lead to her arrest

Sam later shared the video on Facebook — where she didn’t complain about the officers, but about the woman who called the police on her in the first place.  

‘If you are a woman, and you decide to call the police on other women for their bodies ON A BEACH, IN FRONT OF YOUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER… 

‘You have allowed a 105 pound woman to get rushed, aggressively grabbed, manhandled, and cuffed. You allowed two women to be s***-shamed publicly on a beach for their bathing suits.

‘And worst of all, you showed your daughter that her body is something she should be ashamed of and could be detained for. You showed her that a man can harm a woman over the way her body is viewed by other people. 

‘You have objectified a female body that does not belong to you and have showed your daughter that those actions are acceptable. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself,’ she wrote.

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Australian chemical weapons expert and British colleague die in explosion in the Solomon Islands 

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An Australian chemical weapons expert and his British colleague who were working to identify unexploded World War II bombs in the Solomon Islands have been killed in a blast.

Australian Trent Lee and Briton Luke Atkinson, 57, died in a rented apartment in Honiora, the nation’s capital, between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday, their aid agency confirmed.

Mr Lee, believed to be in his 40s, was a bomb specialist working for Non-Government Organisation Norwegian Peoples Aid.

The men had been performing sweeps for World War II explosives when the blast occurred. 

An Australian chemical weapons expert and his British colleague who were working to identify unexploded World War II bombs in the Solomon Islands have been killed in a blast

An Australian chemical weapons expert and his British colleague who were working to identify unexploded World War II bombs in the Solomon Islands have been killed in a blast

An Australian chemical weapons expert and his British colleague who were working to identify unexploded World War II bombs in the Solomon Islands have been killed in a blast

Following the blast, residents rushed to the scene to find the men seriously injured, the Solomons Star newspaper reported. 

They were taken to Honiara’s National Referral Hospital. One of the men died at the scene while the other was confirmed dead at the hospital.

Mr Lee took to Facebook to talk about how dangerous the live bombs are, just a month before he was killed in an explosion.

‘Pretty much the most dangerous WW2 ammunition we find…it’s cocked and ready to fire…one bump and it’s all over,’ he wrote on August 13. 

Solomons police have sealed off the blast area and launched an investigation.

A police statement said officers of the police force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Forensics Department were at the scene.

The two men were conducting a non-technical survey on the contamination of unexploded ordnances in the Solomons, the police media statement said. 

Australian Trent Lee and Briton Luke Atkinson, 57, died in a rented apartment in Honiora, the nation's capital, between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday night

Australian Trent Lee and Briton Luke Atkinson, 57, died in a rented apartment in Honiora, the nation's capital, between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday night

Australian Trent Lee and Briton Luke Atkinson, 57, died in a rented apartment in Honiora, the nation’s capital, between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday night

The US State Department funds the project, which works to remove undetonated explosives all over the world.

The Solomon Islands are littered with unexploded material from World War II, according to NPA. 

NPA deputy secretary-general Per Nergaard confirmed in a statement that Mr Lee and Mr Atkinson had died in the blast.

‘This is a tragic accident. So far, we know that there has been an explosion with fatal consequences,’ he said.

Trent Lee posts about how dangerous the live bombs are, a month before he was killed in an explosion

Trent Lee posts about how dangerous the live bombs are, a month before he was killed in an explosion

Trent Lee posts about how dangerous the live bombs are, a month before he was killed in an explosion

The Solomon Islands (pictured) are littered with unexploded material from World War II, according to NPA

The Solomon Islands (pictured) are littered with unexploded material from World War II, according to NPA

The Solomon Islands (pictured) are littered with unexploded material from World War II, according to NPA

‘Our main priority now is to offer assistance to relatives and colleagues and to clarify what has happened.’

‘The safety and security of our staff is our highest priority.’

NPA secretary-general Henriette Killi Westhrin said the organisation was devastated by the loss of two good colleagues.

‘Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to their families, relatives and staff.’

The NPA has 1850 deminers working in 19 countries worldwide.

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White bar owner kills himself on the day he was meant to turn himself in for killing a BLM protester

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A white Nebraska bar owner charged with manslaughter over the shooting of a black man during a chaotic night of George Floyd protests in May has been found dead from suicide.  

Jake Gardner, an ex-Marine, was indicted by a grand jury for fatally shooting 22-year-old James Scurlock in Omaha on May 30.

On Friday, a judge signed paperwork to issue an arrest warrant for Gardner. 

He was supposed to turn himself in on Sunday – the day he was found dead near Portland, Oregon.

Bar owner Jake Gardner

Bar owner Jake Gardner

James Scurlock

James Scurlock

Jake Gardner (left), an ex-Marine, was indicted by a grand jury for fatally shooting 22-year-old James Scurlock (right) in Omaha back on May 30

Gardner shot himself after authorities in Hillsboro, Oregon, received a call of a suicidal party, two law enforcement sources told the Omaha World-Herald

The death happened this weekend, though Hillsboro police would not confirm the death or the time it happened.

Stu Dornan, Gardner’s attorney, confirmed his suicide, saying that his client – who he said had a traumatic brain injury and PTSD from his military days – would have been proved innocent. 

‘This is a sad day,’ said Dornan on Sunday evening. ‘It did not have to happen.’

Dornan said it was time to end ‘trial by media’, and said it was ‘a clear case of self defense’.

He added: ‘He was deathly afraid of coming back here, because he did not feel he could get a fair trial. And who would blame him?’ 

Dornan said: ‘I’m a fan of the constitution. I’m a fan of self defense. I am angry at the rush to judgement, and at not having the opportunity to defend a man who had acted in self defense three times, and was found to have acted in self defense.

‘Yes, I am angry he didn’t have his opportunity for a fair trial, and a fair hearing.’  

Gardner had been in northern California during the wildfires, and needed to be evacuated with other people.

Dornan said they were trying to arrange his reporting to Omaha authorities in the safest way possible.  

‘When you throw in COVID, with respect to that danger and risk, and that law enforcement itself – it is always much easier to have someone turn themselves in.

‘This had exceptional circumstances.

‘This doesn’t take away from the death of Mr Scurlock. This is a terrible tragedy, for everyone involved.’ 

Scurlock, 22, died in the confrontation on May 30 during George Floyd protests in Omaha

Scurlock, 22, died in the confrontation on May 30 during George Floyd protests in Omaha

Scurlock, 22, died in the confrontation on May 30 during George Floyd protests in Omaha

Surveillance video showed Gardner in a confrontation with BLM protesters outside his bar prior to the shooting. Gardner was shoved to the ground by two people before he fired two shots. Scurlock then jumped on Gardner's back and Gardner shot him

Surveillance video showed Gardner in a confrontation with BLM protesters outside his bar prior to the shooting. Gardner was shoved to the ground by two people before he fired two shots. Scurlock then jumped on Gardner's back and Gardner shot him

Surveillance video showed Gardner in a confrontation with BLM protesters outside his bar prior to the shooting. Gardner was shoved to the ground by two people before he fired two shots. Scurlock then jumped on Gardner’s back and Gardner shot him

Dornan’s partner, Tom Monaghan, said that Gardner had already been found guilty by the town of Omaha.

‘We need to stop the violence. What happened in Minnesota should not have caused a riot in Omaha,’ he said.

‘A peaceful demonstration did not need to lead to violence and damage to property. But it did.’

Monaghan said they believed they could have proved Gardner was not guilty.

‘Jake was worried that he was going to get shot on the way here; that some of those folks who gave him death threats on his phone would carry through with them. He felt the threats were probably not credible, but you never know. I didn’t think they were credible enough to need to see him.  

‘He became particularly worried when it was announced there was an arrest warrant. I can guarantee, there was not.’ 

Monaghan said that instead of an arrest warrant there was ‘an agreement to self-report’. 

Gardner did not leave a suicide note. 

Gardner, 38, was also facing charges of attempted first-degree assault, threats and using a weapon while committing a felony. 

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine had initially declined to file charges against Gardner, saying he had reviewed witness statements and video and believed the bar owner acted in self-defense. 

Kleine, who was slammed for overlooking Gardner’s alleged racist history, asked the grand jury to review the case after he was heavily criticized. 

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine had initially declined to file charges against Gardner, saying the shooting was in self-defense

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine had initially declined to file charges against Gardner, saying the shooting was in self-defense

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine had initially declined to file charges against Gardner, saying the shooting was in self-defense

Special Prosecutor Frederick Franklin said the grand jury reviewed additional evidence that Kleine didn’t have, including texts from Gardner’s phone, messages on his Facebook profile and his interactions with bystanders before coming into contact with Spurlock. 

He declined to provide specifics of what the new evidence shows except to say it undermines the self-defense theory. 

‘There was significant evidence that was consistent with there being an intentional killing by Jake Gardner and that evidence comes primarily from him,’ Franklin said. 

The shooting happened outside Gardner’s bar as protests and civil unrest unfolded in Omaha and across the US in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd. 

Authorities have said Gardner shot Scurlock outside his downtown bar as he sought to ward off any theft or property damage.

Kleine later showed reporters some surveillance video that seemed to show Gardner, his father and protesters exchanging words before Gardner, flashing a gun, backed away. 

Gardner was shoved to the ground by two people before he fired two shots, sending people scrambling. Scurlock then jumped on Gardner’s back and Gardner shot him. 

Scurlock (above) was fatally shot outside Gardner's bar as protests and civil unrest unfolded in Omaha and across the US in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd

Scurlock (above) was fatally shot outside Gardner's bar as protests and civil unrest unfolded in Omaha and across the US in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd

Scurlock (above) was fatally shot outside Gardner's bar as protests and civil unrest unfolded in Omaha and across the US in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd

Scurlock (above) was fatally shot outside Gardner's bar as protests and civil unrest unfolded in Omaha and across the US in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd

Scurlock (above) was fatally shot outside Gardner’s bar as protests and civil unrest unfolded in Omaha and across the US in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd

While there was no audio with the video, Kleine said Gardner warned Scurlock to get off of him several times before he fired the fatal shot.

Critics of the initial investigation said Scurlock was trying to stop Gardner from hurting anyone.

Some witnesses initially said that Gardner had allegedly ‘taunted’ protesters and went out to the sidewalk yelling ‘n****r lover’. 

Scurlock’s death sparked protests across Omaha in the days after prosecutors initially declined to file charges.  

Just hours before the deadly clash, Gardner posted a status update on Facebook about protecting his business amid the unrest

Just hours before the deadly clash, Gardner posted a status update on Facebook about protecting his business amid the unrest

Just hours before the deadly clash, Gardner posted a status update on Facebook about protecting his business amid the unrest

Scurlock's death sparked protests across Omaha in the days after prosecutors initially declined to file charges

Scurlock's death sparked protests across Omaha in the days after prosecutors initially declined to file charges

Scurlock’s death sparked protests across Omaha in the days after prosecutors initially declined to file charges

In the wake of the shooting, prosecutors were accused of turning a blind eye to the Gardner’s alleged racist views and background.  

Court documents have shown that he has a past criminal record stretching back to the late 1990s, which includes multiple weapons-related charges, as well as arrests on counts of assault and battery.

In 2016, Gardner, who reportedly self-identifies as a Libertarian, sparked a controversy when he posted on Facebook that transgender women should not use the women’s bathroom at his establishment, unless they have had their ‘appendage’ removed and their identification legally changed.

Just hours before the deadly clash, Gardner posted a status update on Facebook about protecting his business amid the unrest.

‘Just when you think, ‘what else could 2020 throw at me?’ Then you have to pull 48 hours of military style firewatch,’ Gardner wrote.

He was a retired Marine who served tours of duty in Iraq and Haiti between 2000-2004.  

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Climate activist bring peak hour traffic in Brisbane to a standstill by deliberately cycling slow

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Climate change activists have brought Brisbane‘s peak hour traffic to a crawl by cycling as slow as possible on a major road.    

Up to 45 demonstrators from Extinction Rebellion are riding bicycles through the city in a slow-moving blockade on Monday. 

Kicking off at Kurilpa Park, South Brisbane, at 7.30am the two-hour-long protest is part of a push for Australia to sign on to a binding target of zero net carbon emissions by 2025, overseen by a citizen’s assembly.

Extinction Rebellion activists have brought traffic to a crawl in Brisbane by deliberately cycling slow to protest against Australia's climate change policies

Extinction Rebellion activists have brought traffic to a crawl in Brisbane by deliberately cycling slow to protest against Australia's climate change policies

Extinction Rebellion activists have brought traffic to a crawl in Brisbane by deliberately cycling slow to protest against Australia’s climate change policies

‘We will be riding as slowly as possible to disrupt peak hour traffic to bring attention to the climate and ecological crisis,’ organisers said in a Facebook post.

‘We are headed for complete annihilation. The amount of warming we are on track for, will literally mean the death of billions of people.’ 

‘Scientists say that at 4 or 5 degrees of warming, the earth could sustain a billion people. Our governments could push us to 7 degrees of warming.’

Rally organisers have told demonstrators to be COVID-19 safe by travelling in small groups of 10, social distancing and donning masks as they cycle towards King George Square. 

Organisers listed ‘legal tips’ in a Facebook post advising attendees not to communicate with police. 

‘There will be police liaisons at this protest, they will communicate between the police and activists,’ the post read.

A protester (pictured) wearing a mask live streamed the demonstration over Facebook

A protester (pictured) wearing a mask live streamed the demonstration over Facebook

A protester (pictured) wearing a mask live streamed the demonstration over Facebook 

‘If the police approach you please direct them to the designated police liaisons.’

‘In the past they have not arrested anybody for cycling slowly at similar events …’

Protesters live streamed the disruptive ride over Facebook, with footage showing them chanting ‘climate justice’ and blasting anthems, such as John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’. 

The group are known for conducting high profile stunts for the sake of their cause.  

Earlier this month, the activism group dumped manure outside News Corp offices around the city to protest against their coverage of climate change. 

During a demonstration last year, an activist in Brisbane hung from Story Bridge while other demonstrators glued themselves to the ground. 

Members of the group spoke at Kurilpa Park, in South Brisbane, before the protest kicked off at 7.30am

Members of the group spoke at Kurilpa Park, in South Brisbane, before the protest kicked off at 7.30am

Members of the group spoke at Kurilpa Park, in South Brisbane, before the protest kicked off at 7.30am

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