2 Jersey City Cops Turn Themselves In To Face Charges That They Attacked Innocent Man Who Was On Fire

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two Jersey City police officers appeared in court Friday to face charges that they violently attacked an innocent man during a high-speed pursuit.

The man was actually on fire at the time after his car got hit by the vehicle the police were chasing.

Miguel Feliz, 28, held up his burnt arm Friday in disbelief that he got caught in the middle of the wild police chase.

“I just told them that ‘you got the wrong guy. Why are you guys hitting me?’ You know, with the guns out,” Feliz said.

Thirty percent of Feliz’s body was burned June 4 after the suspect police were pursuing — Leo Pinkston, 48 — crashed into his car, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported.

The officers are accused of, with guns drawn, approaching Feliz, an innocent bystander, while he was on fire. One cop allegedly kicked him to the ground, and at least one other allegedly joined in before ultimately dragging Feliz into the street.

The incident was captured on video.

Feliz was not the suspect. He was just on his way home to West New York from work.

“There’s still pain in my left arm,” he said. “Still get nightmares and stuff like that once in a while.”

On Friday, former police officers MD Khan and Eric Kosinski turned themselves in for their involvement.

“I had some issues myself with the initial comments were they were just trying to put out the fire,” said said Alex Locatelli, Feliz’s lawyer. “Anybody sees that video — I mean, it’s laughable.”

The officers are charged with aggravated assault against Feliz and attempted murder against Pinkston, who they had tried to pull over.

“He was doing his job,” said Daniel Welsh, Khan’s lawyer. “It’s a sad day when a police officer doing his job ends up facing an indictment.”

Feliz’s lawyers said the city is also responsible.

“The officers were not properly trained by the city of Jersey City,” said attorney Thomas Cammarata.

Feliz spent a month in the hospital, saying he fought to stay alive for his 6-year-old son, Miguel. Feliz has more than $700,000 in medical bills and more surgeries on the way.

Khan and Kosinski are due back in court Jan. 8.

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‘TIME’ Names the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017

TIME has released an exclusive list of its 30 most influential teens of 2017, featuring some of the biggest names in music like Shawn Mendes, Khalid and Noah Cyrus.

For deciding their 30 selections, TIME highlights that each teen was chosen based on “accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.”

Other than those aforementioned teens, 19-year-old Jaden Smith and his 17-year-old sister, Willow, is also recognized, as they join alongside Ethan and Grayson Dolan as the set of siblings in the esteemed list.

The youngest person on the list is 13-year-old Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, followed by 14-year-old Filipino student, Shibby De Guzman.

Head over to TIME now for the full coverage and entire list.

Previously, TIME revealed the 100 most influential people of 2017.

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‘TIME’ Names the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017

TIME has released an exclusive list of its 30 most influential teens of 2017, featuring some of the biggest names in music like Shawn Mendes, Khalid and Noah Cyrus.

For deciding their 30 selections, TIME highlights that each teen was chosen based on “accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.”

Other than those aforementioned teens, 19-year-old Jaden Smith and his 17-year-old sister, Willow, is also recognized, as they join alongside Ethan and Grayson Dolan as the set of siblings in the esteemed list.

The youngest person on the list is 13-year-old Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, followed by 14-year-old Filipino student, Shibby De Guzman.

Head over to TIME now for the full coverage and entire list.

Previously, TIME revealed the 100 most influential people of 2017.

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Balenciaga’s Triple S Sneaker Drops in an Exclusive Blue Colorway

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Brand: Balenciaga

Model: Triple S

Key Features: Mesh and nubuck construction, distressed detail, embroidered branding, padded collar and tongue, treaded rubber sole.

Release Date: Available now

Price: $795 USD

Buy: Exclusively at SSENSE

Editor’s Notes: SSENSE has this week dropped off a new exclusive colorway of Balenciaga’s ever-popular Triple S sneaker. This particular iteration in turn boasts a predominantly blue and yellow look.

The kicks have been done up in mesh and premium nubuck leather, outfitted with distressed detailing. The chunky sole is of course a highlight on the pair, as embroidered branding is then welcomed throughout.

We initially saw this blue Triple S take on the runway during Balenciaga’s FW17 presentation in Paris.

For more, find out why sneakerheads drop over $700 USD on the coveted Triple S.

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As Economy Gains Strength, Companies Sell (and Spend) More

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Xbox One update adds new Home content blocks, 3D Blu-ray fixes for Alpha ring

The latest Xbox One update for Alpha ring Insiders adds new content block options, alongside 3D Blu-ray fixes.

Microsoft has detailed a new update on its way to Xbox One, for those enrolled in the Alpha ring of the Xbox Insider Program. Following the recent release of the Xbox fall update, today’s build continues to build on the next set of features on their way to the console, under version 1711. While today’s update is only minor, those eligible to get this update will see new content blocks added to Home, as well as fixes for the Blu-ray player for 3D content.

Only one minor feature is making its debut in this build, expanding on the content block system for Home, first introduced as a part of the Xbox fall update. Now, Xbox Live Club blocks can be pinned to Home, joining games, friends and other block options. You’ll have the option to pin your favorite clubs (may we recommend Windows Central?) to your Home screen.

This update also rolls out several fixes, including issues surrounding the Blu-ray player and 3D content. Now, issues surrounding freezing, corrupted graphics, and black screens have all supposedly been solved, along with general improvements across the board. A minor tweak has also been made to fix an issue converting worlds in Minecraft.

Julianna Margulies Says She Endured Terrifying Encounters With Steven Seagal AND Harvey Weinstein!

These stories are becoming far too common…

On Friday, Julianna Margulies appeared on SiriusXM‘s Just Jenny to discuss her work promoting Erin’s Law, which requires all public schools to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program.

During her interview, The Good Wife actress reveals she’s had a number of inappropriate experiences in Hollywood, namely with Steven Seagal and Harvey Weinstein.

When the thespian was only 23-years-old, she says a casting director asked her to run lines with Seagal in his hotel room late at night.

Related: Julianna Margulies Speaks On Her Oral Sex Scene

The now-51-year-old remembers:

“But, I mean when I was 23 a casting director, a woman, said… ‘Steven Seagal wants to go over the scene with you in his hotel room at 10 o’clock at night.’ And I lived in Brooklyn, and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t do that. I don’t travel. I don’t have money for a cab.’ And I didn’t. And I said, ‘And I don’t take subways late at night.’ And she says, ‘Don’t worry we’ll reimburse you. And I’m here, a woman.”‘

Unfortunately, the woman was not there, and she was alone with Steven… and his gun!

“And I got to the hotel at 10:40, and she wasn’t there. And he was. Alone. And he made sure that I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life. And I got out of there unscathed.”

As for Weinstein, Margulies was asked to meet the producer in his room at The Peninsula (a common story among Harvey’s accusers) where she was led by yet another complicit female assistant.

Fortunately, because of her previous experience with Seagal, and the fact that she was a successful actress known for her work on ER, Julianna knew better.

“What’s interesting is, I remember distinctly, and I was already on ER, and I already had a career. So even though this movie was a huge movie and I was getting, ‘This is an Oscar kind of movie,’ and, ‘It’s between you and one other girl,’ and ‘Harvey just wants to meet you.’ And she said, ‘I’m gonna drop you off at The Peninsula.’ And I said, ‘I’m not going up there alone.’… And she, I saw… she started to sweat. She was like, ‘Don’t be silly, I’m just going to drop you off, it’s gonna be fine.’ And I said, ‘Nope, then I’m going home.’ So she came with me, up to the room… she was very nervous.”‘

When Margulies and the woman entered the room, she says Harvey was (once again) in a bathrobe and had “candles lit” and “dinner for two.” However, when he saw Julianna with the assistant, his demeanor instantly changed.

“She knocked on the door, and she was standing behind me. And he opened the door, in a bathrobe. I could see that there were candles lit in the room, and there was a dinner for two. And I saw him stare at her, daggers. And so, I turned to see what she had done to deserve that, and I caught her in a shrug- like, ‘What could I do?’ And he looked at me, furious, and he took the door and he said, ‘Just wanted to say good audition.’ And he slammed the door. And of course I didn’t get the part.”‘

Hollywood NEEDS to do better!

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