Woman Arrested After Trying To Burn Down Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home In Atlanta

F| Laneisha Shantrice Henderson (Atlanta Police Department) B| The Atlanta home where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. (David Goldman / AP file)

F| Laneisha Shantrice Henderson (Atlanta Police Department) B| The Atlanta home where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. (David Goldman / AP file)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
8:28 AM – Sunday, December 10, 2023

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A woman has been arrested after trying to burn down the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Thursday, 26-year-old Laneisha Shantrice Henderson was arrested after two bypassers saw her pouring gasoline on the property in Atlanta, Georgia.

Henderson was charged with interfering with government property and second-degree arson. 

Authorities stated that after being released from Grady Detention for a psychological assessment, she will be moved to Fulton County Jail.

The visitors informed the officers that they were from Utah on a work trip and that they wished to see the historical site, which is off-limits to the general public.

An incident report stated that they saw Henderson outside dousing bushes in liquid but at first took it indifferently.

Henderson did not respond when the visitors asked if she was taking care of the plants. After asking her a few more questions, they discovered that she was carrying a gasoline container.

“When they realized what was going on, they started to plead with Ms. Henderson to stop, but she was ignoring them,” the incident report stated. “It also seemed as if she started to rush and pour the gasoline out faster on and around the historical house.”

One witness told the press that he stood at the bottom of the stairs outside the home and told Henderson to stop “and blocked her for about a minute, kept blocking her from going up the stairs.”

Henderson was held down by bystanders until police arrived. According to the incident report, witnesses claimed she attempted to light the lighter she was holding while she was being held.

Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told the press that their quick action “saved the jewel of [their] city.”

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center released a statement on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, thanking the witnesses that stopped Henderson.

“Tonight, an unfortunate incident occurred at the birth home of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., as an individual attempted to set fire to the historic property. Fortunately, the attempt was unsuccessful, thanks to the brave good samaritans and the quick response of law enforcement,” the center said.

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Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NYC 10.21.22: Palestine Protestors Arrested, Climbing Bus, Thousands Marching

10.22.23 | By Usman & Adam | BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn- At least 25 people were arrested tonight on Fifth Ave and 67th St as Pro Palestine demonstrators wanted to continue to march on Fifth Ave. Police prevented the protests from continuing as the permit for protest expired. Protesters claim that Police started to fight with protesters and pulled a woman’s Hijab or Headscarf off during the fight. All of the arrested protesters are said to be on their way to One Police Plaza. Protests began Peacefully at 2 pm after which a Muslim Prayer Service was held first then the thousands of protesters marched through Bay Ridge the heart of the Arab-American community in NYC. However some younger protesters throughout the afternoon and evening began to tag light posts and cars with pro-Palestine stickers, and also began to climb stop lights with one group climbing an MTA Bus caught in the protests. Police presence was heavy throughout the day. Organizers want to highlight the ongoing plight of Palestinians living in Gaza and want to implement a ceasefire to the two week conflict between Hamas and Israel.

NYC LIVE Protest on Brooklyn Bridge (October 28, 2023)

A live stream of a Pro-Palestinian protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. The protest started at the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights, crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, and ended in Union Square.

Palestine Protestors Shut Down Brooklyn Bridge NYC 10.28.23

Protesters Take Over Brooklyn Bridge, Call for the Elimination of Israel

Protesters Take Over Brooklyn Bridge, Call for the Elimination of Israel
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
More than 7,000 pro-Hamas protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, shutting it down briefly, chanting anti-Semitic slogans. and calling for the elimination of the Jewish State “by any means.”  The “Flood Brooklyn for Gaza” protest was held on Shabbat — something Jewish leaders pointed out was almost certainly a deliberate snub.

“It’s not an accident that pro-Hamas activists would pick this place to protest Jews,” said former City Councilman David Greenfield, a Brooklyn Democrat.

The significance of the protest site was not lost on New York’s Hasidic Jewish community. The marchers wound their way through Crown Heights, home to thousands of Hasidic Jews. Orthodox Rabbi Motti Seligson, 41, of Crown Heights noted that the march was scheduled at the same time as an annual gathering where more than 1,000 Hasidic college students from around the world come to Crown Heights.

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“We’re seeing forces of evil that are promoting murder genocide of Israelis and civilians in Gaza because of the support for the terrorist elements that are in their midst,” he said.

The pro-Hamas rally proved to be fun for all ages.

New York Post:

Earlier, Marie Edward, 67, of Sunset Park, held a sign reading “Zionism is terrorism” while watching others march along Eastern Parkway.

She accused Israelis of being the real “killers” and defended Hamas’ heinous Oct. 7 massacre.

“It’s not a question of ‘justified.’ If you are occupied, you fight back and do what they did…they will fight back,” she said.

One of the protesters was just 15 years old and bore a sign reading, “F–k Israel all my homies hate Israel” — a mockery of the Middle Eastern country made in the format of an internet meme.

“They do it too, only worse” is hardly a compelling argument.

Some ralliers were blatantly heard screaming, “Long Live Hamas as they paraded past the corner of 4th Avenue and East 13th Street.

The massive protest culminated at Union Square, with hundreds flooding lower Manhattan Park..

A makeshift basketball hoop was erected on the pavement out of Banksy’s iconic poster of a young girl releasing a heart balloon and multiple alternate side parking signs.

The amateur display read: “F–K ISRAEL. That’s what New Yorkers are saying”

If you peruse other news headlines on the rally, you’ll see that most news outlets identify the protest as a march for a “ceasefire in Gaza.” Looking at the signage and listening to the marchers screaming for Jewish blood, that’s a deliberate falsification. The march was for the elimination of the Jewish state and the people who lived in it.

At Least 200 Arrested In Grand Central Station Protest Demanding Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire

Protesters gather at Grand Central Terminal during a rally calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

Protesters gather at Grand Central Terminal during a rally calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

OAN’s Abril Elfi 
12:32 PM – Saturday, October 28, 2023

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At least 200 people have been arrested during a protest in the Grand Central Station in New York City demanding a cease-fire in the Israel-Palestine War.

Hundreds of activists, wearing black T-shirts with the slogans “Jews say cease-fire now” and “Not in our name,” were detained by New York Police Department (NYPD) officers and brought out of the train station, their hands zip-tied behind their backs during rush hour on Friday. 

The NYPD stated that the demonstrators were momentarily detained, issued summonses, and then released and that a more precise number of detentions would be available on Saturday.

Some protesters carried flags as they ascended the stone ledges in front of departure time leaderboards. 

After police broke up the sit-in, the remaining demonstrators streamed into the streets outside.

One of the groups involved appears to be a group called “Jewish Voices For Peace,” which posted on X, the social media formerly known as Twitter announcing that they are “taking over.” 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said in a statement that it is sad that the organization chose rush hour to organize a protest when New Yorkers were trying to get home, but it is proud of both MTA officers and NYPD officers for their professionalism.

Commuters were advised to use Penn Station as an option by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 

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Two Lebanese Nationals Arrested At Southern Border

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OAN’s Abril Elfi 
3:20 PM – Friday, October 13, 2023

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The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have arrested two Lebanese nationals at the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas.

On Thursday, two men who are reportedly in their early to mid-20s were arrested after authorities reportedly considered them “special interest aliens.” 

“Special interest aliens” are people from nations classified by the United States government as having conditions that promote or protect terrorism or may constitute a national security concern to the United States.

The apprehensions come amid concerns about security and the possibility of terrorism have risen in the aftermath of Hamas terror strikes against Israel. 

Lebanon borders Israel and is home to the militant group Hezbollah, which, like Hamas, is listed as a terrorist organization by the State Department and is reportedly supported by Iran.

Local and federal police enforcement in Washington, D.C., told the press that they are increasing their presence in the nation’s capital as Hamas’ call for a “Day of Rage” on Friday has heightened tensions in American cities. 

The efforts come as significant protests are already building in the Middle East, with enormous crowds showing solidarity for Palestinians in Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq.

Last month’s threat assessment from the Department of Homeland Security noted that agents have encountered an increase in the number of people on the watch list and warned that “terrorists and criminal actors may exploit the elevated flow and increasingly complex security environment to enter the United States.”

“Individuals with terrorism connections are interested in using established travel routes and permissive environments to facilitate access to the United States,” the assessment also said.

The arrested suspects are currently undergoing extensive background vetting, by local authorities and the FBI.

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More Than 200 People, Including 3 Disney Workers And A Florida Coach, Have Been Arrested In Human Trafficking Operation

More Than 200 People, Including 3 Disney Workers And A Florida Coach, Have Been Arrested In Human Trafficking Operation

INDONESIA-CRIME-TRAFFICKING-PROTEST Youths pose with a placard during a protest to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, in Yogyakarta on July 31, 2022. (Photo by DEVI RAHMAN / AFP) (Photo by DEVI RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by DEVI RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
8:58 AM – Friday, September 29, 2023

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A high school coach and three Disney World workers are among over 200 people arrested in a human trafficking operation in Polk County, Florida. 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced that they had arrested 219 people, including a high school coach, three individuals who worked at Disney, and 35 illegal immigrants, during a human trafficking sting named “Traffic Stop 2.”

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd released the results of the operation on Thursday, claiming that 21 of the 119 prostitutes arrested during the operation, which began last week, were likely victims of human trafficking.

Freddy Escalona, 30, and 36-year-old Maria Guzman were arrested and charged with human trafficking and profiting from prostitution.

According to authorities, Escalona provided money to a victim to repair her vehicle, and when she was unable to repay him, he allegedly coerced her into prostitution.

Judd stated that when Escalona took the victim to the undercover site, he was arrested and told officers he had “several females that he worked with,” or who paid him to transport and keep them safe.

Guzman is also accused of trafficking two women from an Orlando hotel, arranging their “dates” and benefitting from the money they made.

Reportedly, of those arrested, 35 are suspected to be in the country illegally and are from the countries of Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia or the Bahamas.

According to Judd’s office, 83 individuals were detained for soliciting prostitution; 17 other suspects were apprehended, of which five earned proceeds from prostitution or aided and abetted prostitutes, and eight drove the prostitutes to the undercover location.

“Not only did we arrest more suspects during this single operation than we have ever arrested before, we identified 21 human trafficking victims; during a similar operation in February, we identified 24 victims,” Judd said. “That’s 45 victims we were able to identify this year. The valuable relationships that we have with the social services organizations who join us in these operations make it possible for these women to get help and be emancipated from this way of life.”

According to the sheriff, 42 of the suspects admitted to detectives that they were married; 13 said they received government assistance; 42 brought illegal drugs to the undercover location; two had firearms on them and 18 were from other states. 

Authorities reported that the oldest person arrested was 76-year-old Frank Bydairk, and the youngest was 18-year-old Latrice Vilsaint.

Judd continued by saying how one of the men arrested had left his one-year-old daughter at home alone while he left to have sex. When the man was confronted about it, he reportedly said he did not leave her alone because “the dog was watching her.” 

“We interviewed the dog and the dog said woof. I guess that means yes in dog language,” Judd said. 

Russell Rogers, an athletic director at Vanguard High School and a teacher at Auburndale High School REAL Academy, was among those arrested. He is also reportedly married and has three children. 

“Part of being an educator is understanding that you are held to a higher standard for your actions in the classroom, as well as the community,” district officials said. “These charges don’t involve students, and Rogers was not on duty as a teacher, but this kind of conduct still has no place in our school system.”

The district office also said three individuals who worked at Disney World, Kenneth Green, Marquis Nixon, and Carlos Ro, and one who worked at the Disney Hotel were also among those arrested. 

Authorities reportedly charged a total of 44 felonies and 242 misdemeanors during the sting operation. 

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