‘I needed help’: Another abuse scandal hits the US Olympic team as former Olympian files lawsuit against USA Swimming

Ariana Kukors Smith, a member of the 2012 US Olympic swim team and former world record holder, has filed a lawsuit against USA Swimming, her former coach, and several local swimming clubs and organizations.Kukors Smith alleges she “was groomed for sexual abuse” by Hutchinson starting when she was 13 years old and that he began molesting her when she was 16.The lawsuit also claims that USA Swimming was aware of the “open secret” and conducted a “sham investigation” to protect itself and the coach.

Just months after Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was …

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Mariners have new 25-year lease at Safeco Field

SEATTLE _ The Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District has approved terms of a new 25-year lease with the Seattle Mariners for Safeco Field.

Combined with options for two three-year extensions as part of the agreement approved Wednesday, the new lease could keep the Mariners at the stadium through the 2049 season.

As part of the lease terms, the Mariners agreed to pay 100 per cent of maintenance and operations costs at the stadium and “contribute to ongoing capital improvements that will be needed in the decades to come.”

The new lease is five years longer than the original 20-year agreement when the ballpark was constructed and opened in 1999. The current lease was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

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Police release disturbing body-cam footage of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown being arrested and tased

Sterling Brown police video

Body-cam footage of the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown was released on Wednesday, showing the young player being taken down by police and tased.
The police apologized for the incident after an internal investigation, admitting that officers “acted inappropriately.”

Both Brown and the Bucks organization released statements urging more accountability with regard to the racial biases and abuses of power amongst the police.

The Milwaukee Police Department apologized on Wednesday, admitting that officers “acted inappropriately” after an internal investigation regarding the arrest and use of a stun gun on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown during an incident in January. Brown had been initially questioned by police over a potential parking violation.

“I am sorry this incident escalated to this level,” Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said in a statement.

The footage released on Wednesday shows police taking Brown to the ground and using a taser on him. Brown can be heard in the background, and shows no signs of resisting the officers throughout.

You can watch the video released below:

Brown released a statement on the matter:

My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking …read more

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