kelsie.jean.schelling.facebook.800Breakfast reading from the Voice Media EmpireFor this month only, the family of Kelsie Jean Schelling, who disappeared in February 2013 after telling her then-boyfriend she was pregnant, has raised the reward for her “direct return or location” from $50,000 to $100,000. A post on the Help Find Kelsie Facebook page reveals that the reward boost “is being done in remembrance of the fourth anniversary of Kelsie’s disappearance and her 26th birthday, on February 18” — tomorrow. And there’s a new theory about her disappearance, too. Westword has the story.

darsean-kelley-one_aclu-videoBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Kelley was facing away from the cops with his hands up — a pose that clearly made him no danger to anyone in the vicinity. But an instant later, he was shot in the back by a Taser and fell heavily to the ground. The officer in question seems to have felt he had proof his response was justified, telling Kelley, “It’s all on video, sweetheart” — a reference to his body camera, which was recording throughout the incident. Westword has the story.

tomas-beaufordBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Although Beauford was 24 at the time of his death, he suffered from intellectual and developmental disabilities that caused him to function on the level of a six-year-old — a fact that makes the tragedy that befell him even more heartbreaking. Beauford died from a seizure while in custody, and according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of his family (see it below), this episode was easily preventable. Westword has the story.

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