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The rent's on me, Powerball winner Pedro Quezada tells his Passaic, N.J., neighbors
Mar-31-2013 470 0


Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is hosting a rent party — for his entire block.

A close friend of the newly minted megamillionaire said Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for residents in the Passaic, N.J., neighborhood that housed his bodega.

“He said he’s going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months,” the friend said Saturday outside Quezada’s Apple Deli Grocery. “He’s such a good guy.”

Word of Quezada’s magnanimous gesture left several of his neighbors stunned.

“God bless him, and thank you,” crowed Richard Delgado, 45, after learning of the pledge.

John Koblarz’s eyes lit up when he heard Quezada had offered to cover his neighbors’ rents.

But then the 78-year-old landlord came to his senses.

“Oh, he can't afford to pay mine,” Koblarz said. “Mine is $20,000. I own the building!”

Neighbors were stunned over Quezada's kind gesture. Above, Pedro hoists his $338 million check.

Quezada, whose generosity is now the stuff of legend, was nowhere to be found Saturday, five days after he claimed the $338 million Powerball jackpot. But the Dominican immigrant was still the talk of the neighborhood.

Residents said the hardworking Quezada, 45, is considered a local hero.

“He’s somebody who needs it, not like the people who had millions already and won it,” said Delgado.
Cheech Rivera, 57, said he hardly ever saw Quezada or his wife because they were always too busy working to attend summer block parties.

“They struggled. They are always constantly working,” said Rivera. “They don’t really have time to get together with us.”

Piles of mail were stacked outside Quezada’s home, including a letter from a Morgan Stanley adviser with a handwritten note on the envelope.

“I want to help you,” it read.

Quezada put his bodega up for sale just two days after scoring the fourth-largest Powerball payout in history. The freshly retired Quezada opted for a lump-sum payout that will provide a $152 million payday.

And he’s already taken care of the $29,000 he owed in child support, according to his friend.

Officials in Passaic County said Saturday that a child-support warrant was stayed until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, when Quezada is due to appear in court.

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Martin Hall, 49, was facing eight screaming officers in a parking lot. A K-9 unit dog was lunging and barking at the homeless and mentally ill man, who was holding a pen knife.

Officers fired 46 times as Hall collapsed and died on the pavement.

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The police had responded to a call from a shopping center merchant who had gotten into some kind of argument with Hall.

The ACLU obtained the video, taken by a police cruiser dashcam, from the Hall family, whose attorneys had requested it.

In declining to prosecute, the cops and U.S. Department of Justice said investigators did not find evidence the officers had demonstrated “willful misconduct.”

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The announcement could come as soon as next week. It would be one step in what local officials hope will help reduce tensions in the city as the public awaits a decision on whether the St. Louis County grand jury will bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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Jackson had faced criticism over his department's handling of the Brown shooting and the protests in its aftermath.

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The family of a black man shot 14 times by a white police officer in a Milwaukee park marks the spot where he died with red spray paint before starting a rally and marching through city streets.

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The rallies are one way Dontre Hamilton’s family has kept his name in the news in the six months since his death. Smaller and more orderly than those in Ferguson, Mo., the protests have not drawn national attention but have produced results.

The man who shot Hamilton was fired, the first Milwaukee officer in decades to face such discipline in a fatal on-duty shooting. Now the family wants more: criminal charges for the officer, and improvements in the way mentally ill people — Hamilton had schizophrenia — are treated by police and social service programs.

“They messed with the wrong family. ... I’m not going to back down,” said Nate Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton’s brother.

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“We tried to be accepting and respectful of the way the system works. ... Until it got to the point where the Mike Brown thing happened,” Nate Hamilton said. “Now, you know who this police officer is, you’re seeing them get information, and in Milwaukee, we’re not getting no information.”

The family joined a Milwaukee demonstration organized to support those in Ferguson, and attention quickly focused on the similarities between the Brown and Hamilton cases.

Nate Hamilton acknowledged some missteps, such as when protesters blocked a freeway exit ramp or became disruptive at a Police and Fire Commission meeting. But overall, the protests have been peaceful, which Nate Hamilton said is crucial to building support for the family’s goals.

While the protests have highlighted that Manney is white and Hamilton was black, Hamilton’s family is focusing on broader issues, including mental health.

Police Chief Edward Flynn promised more training for officers dealing with people with mental illness and, on Oct. 15, fired Officer Christopher Manney for instigating the fight that led to the shooting. Manney has appealed.

Hamilton’s family wants to see Manney charged. The district attorney’s office has delayed a decision until it gets a recommendation from a national use-of-force expert.

The Hamiltons have been studying the law and police policy to better advocate for changes. They’re also finding other ways to channel their grief. Hamilton’s mother is organizing a support group for women whose sons died in police shootings or custody and hopes to address shortcomings in mental health and social service programs.

Maria Hamilton had struggled to get her 31-year-old son care after insurance problems caused him to miss his medication last winter. Until then, he had been doing well, living in group housing and working.

Without the drugs, he became paranoid and began moving from place to place, eventually ending up in the park, where he was sleeping when Manney responded to a call from a nearby business about him.

“Had he had that medication, he might still be sitting here with us,” Maria Hamilton said.

Nate Hamilton and another brother, musician Dameion Perkins, wrote a song expressing their grief, anger and frustration. The song describes their “worst fear” — a brother “shot 14 times, didn’t do no wrong. Laying in the park, really I don’t see no harm. The investigation is still going on.”

Proceeds from the song sold on iTunes will benefit a foundation established in Hamilton’s memory.

“We can’t bring Dontre back,” Perkins said, “but what we can do is help somebody along the way.”

Perkins and Nate Hamilton remain bothered by police descriptions of their brother as homeless and violent. They describe Hamilton as fearful, but not dangerous. He checked into a hotel two days before the shooting and had almost $150 in cash on him when he died.

“He wasn’t dressed bummy, he was still dressed well, he had some Air Jordans on his feet ... so we just felt like that was uncalled for,” said Nate Hamilton, who followed his brother into the roofing business before starting a remodeling company.

Maria Hamilton moved her sons from Gary, Ind., to Milwaukee in 1995 to escape growing gang violence. She raised them to work hard, have faith and look out for one another.

But Perkins said the shooting showed them that they had to be leaders.

“It’s taught us,” he said, “to use our minds on a broader scale.”

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When asked about a report that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t seen as “black enough” by some of his teammates, the NBA Hall of Famer went on a rant about how “unintelligent” black people believe they have to hold successful African-Americans back.

“For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough,” he said in an interview on CBS Philadelphia 94 WIP’s “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis.” “If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person.”

“There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success,” he continued. “It’s best to knock a successful black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school and they’re successful ... It’s just typical B.S. that goes on when you’re black, man.”

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Kenneth J. Stokes of Norwood, Mass., won the state lottery this week in the “Lucky For Life” contest that paid $25,000 a year.

And then he remembered that other lottery ticket he had, the one his family had bought for him based on several birthdates in their clan.

The numbers on the two tickets were identical.

And so Stokes won twice.

Lottery spokesman Christian Teja said Stokes’ luck was no small feat, the Boston Globe reported.

“For a game like this, where there’s so many winning combinations ... people rarely buy the same ticket with the same numbers.

“They have to be really confident that those numbers will come in,” he said.

Stokes opted to cash out his winnings and received two checks for $390,000 each, according to Teja.

The lucky man intends to pay for his son’s college tuition, take his family on vacation and give his daugher enough money to pay off her car.

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A Texas man is scheduled to appear in court to face charges the he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and 23-month-old baby — infecting both victims with HIV.

David Richard Wilson, 33, of Houston, has already served four years in prison and is a registered sex offender for the rape of a different teen girl in 2005, according to local media.

In November 2013, Wilson's family members brought his niece to a Memorial Hermann hospital after finding a strange growth on her genitals, reported KPRC.

A doctor said STD testing revealed that the baby "had to have been sexually assaulted" because she had HIV, herpes and chlamydia.

Police ordered that the four people living with the not-yet-2-year-old girl be screened for STDs and only Wilson tested positive for HIV, the NBC affiliate said.

Last month, a 14-year-old girl told a caseworker with the Children's Assessment Center in Houston that she had been having sex with Wilson for two years and had tested positive for the same diseases: HIV, herpes and chlamydia, according to KTRK.

The suspect is being held without bond at Harris County Jail.

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