Richard Shaw Brown

American musician Richard Shaw Brown

Richard Shaw "Rick" Brown was the lead singer, harmonica player, and co-song writer of Psychedelic group The Misunderstood. The Misunderstood were a rock band originating from Riverside, California in the mid-1960s. The band moved to London early in their career, and although they recorded only a handful of songs before being forced to disband, they are considered highly influential in the then-emerging genre.
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Man indicted for hate crimes after attack on Muslim airport employee
Yahoo News - 11 months
A Massachusetts man has been indicted on hate crime charges after assaulting a female Muslim employee at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in January, yelling that President Donald Trump "will get rid of all of you," prosecutors said on Thursday. Robin Rhodes, 57, of Worcester, attacked Rabeeya Khan, who was wearing a hijab, or head scarf, for no reason other than her religion while she was working at Delta Airlines' Sky Lounge, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. Civil rights advocates have sounded the alarm over an apparent rash of hate crimes since Donald Trump was elected president last November.
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New York man to face murder charge in killing of Queens jogger
Yahoo News - about 1 year
New York authorities were preparing on Sunday to charge a man arrested over the weekend in last summer's killing and sexual assault of a 30-year-old female jogger on an isolated running path in the borough of Queens, officials said. Police late on Saturday arrested Chanel Lewis, 20, an unemployed resident of Brooklyn with no prior criminal record. Prosecutors would charge him with murder and sexual assault after the necessary papers are prepared, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
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5 Incredible Ways The Blockchain is Reshaping The Supply Chain
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Cryptocurrencies have gained mass popularity and acceptance across the globe. The brilliance of the technology from which they sprung baffles and attracts new businesses from all corners of the commerce arena, at a surprisingly fast-growing pace. Blockchain technology or a "distributed ledger" is a marvel to study. The technology grows in popularity and uses every day. What does this mean to the various industries that supply the world with the goods and services we are all paying for? How is blockchain technology reshaping the supply chain industries? In order, to examine how the supply chain will be affected by the blockchain, let's look at each concept more closely. Blockchain technology is the pride and centerpiece of its popular pioneer, Bitcoin. Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that is a digitally distributed ledger that through valid transactions and multiple verification requirements, offers a permanent and unchangeable public record of events witho...
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Beyond Sales and Discounts: How to Have a Successful Ecommerce Holiday Season According to the Experts
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ecommerce sales are on the rise this year. Most online retailers expect the 2016 holiday season to be their busiest yet. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers' predictions, there's an expected 10% increase in holiday sales over 2015, along with an incredible 25% growth in digital sales. What does this mean for retailers? In this quickly changing marketplace, it may seem daunting to prepare for the holiday season. Companies depending on low prices, promotions and sales to attract their customers may be losing ground to brands that offer differentiated experiences and products. As Michael Klein, a retail strategy director at Adobe, points out, "consumer expectations are at an all-time high, and retailers are preparing to set themselves apart, over and above price and discount." Let's look at some of the top marketers and thought leaders in ecommerce who have weighed in on how brands will differentiate themselves this holiday season. Reaching New Customers During the h...
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Suspect in Killing of Imam Is Charged With First-Degree Murder
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said authorities are still investigating whether the shooting was a hate crime.
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Man Allegedly Yells 'F*** Indians' During Vicious New York City Assault
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Here is the video of the hate crime incident committed against my client Gazi Rahman. Why was he arrested? #Queens — (((Ali Najmi))) (@Ali_Najmi) August 8, 2016 QUEENS, N.Y. ― A Bangladeshi-American man called on prosecutors Monday to bring hate crime charges against a man he says viciously attacked him while screaming, “Fuck Indians!”  Gazi Rahman, 46, said he was talking on the phone outside a grocery store on Hillside Avenue near Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens, on May 7 when Christopher Porr, 39, who he did not know, asked for money.  “I said, ‘I’m sorry I don’t have any money,’ and then he punched me and said, ‘Fuck Indians,’” Rahman recalled at a news conference outside Queens Criminal Court.  Rahman, a U.S. citizen, said he was treated at a hospital for a concussion, a broken nose, and lacerations to his face. A photo shows he lost a significant amount of blood:  When police arrived, they didn’t just arrest Porr. ...
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Making Noise for Peace: The World Culture Festival in March 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 years
One of my favorite Malcolm X quotes is, "if you want something, you had better make some noise." And rather than violence, what if we dared to make some noise for something as great as peace? Violence gets all the attention, and after the chain of violent acts we had last year - Oregon, Iraq, Syria, Paris, San Bernardino - it feels like time to try something different. Even in the advent of the useful protests that have been happening - over race, immigration, or women's issues - it is the resistance, the anger, and the injustice that is crying out. What if we got together and made a loud cry because we like each other? What if we made a lot of noise because we celebrate diversity? What if we gathered and told the world that we are spiritual, we take care of the environment, we care for people, we love life and want to see it change for the better? What if there was a loud noise in our world that was not violent, not sad, not angry, but that stood on a platform of love, compass...
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Police Arrest Mother Of Newborn Found Buried Alive
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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Mother of Baby Allegedly Abandoned at Nativity Scene Identified, Will Not Face ... - People Magazine
Google News - about 2 years
People Magazine Mother of Baby Allegedly Abandoned at Nativity Scene Identified, Will Not Face ... People Magazine The mother who allegedly abandoned a baby outside a New York City church has been identified but she will not face criminal charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced late Wednesday. On Monday, a custodian at the Holy Child Jesus ... and more »
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Super-powered bike Jet Reaction to break two-wheeled land speed record
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 3 years
An Oxford engineer is preparing to test his Jet Reaction vehicle (shown). In September Richard Brown will attempt to break the motorcycle record on the salt flats of Utah.
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How These Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing the Map
Yahoo News - about 4 years
By Rich Brown & Rossa Shanks, Great Little Place Great Little Place, or GLP, is a London-based startup that helps people find and share special hidden gems - those great little places that everyone loves. No boring chain bars and restaurants, just the good stuff. We call it A Guide to Planet Earth's Charming Spots. For now, we focus only on London locations, but that will change. Before launching our Shopify store, we kicked things off through a viral Facebook page. We're lucky to have amassed a top-notch crowd of followers, including 215,000 Facebook fans in London. The community
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Humayoun Nabi And Ismail Alsarabbi Arrested In NYC For Supporting Taliban With Gear
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Two men tried to buy boots, winter coats and other gear for Taliban and al-Qaeda soldiers fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan, authorities said Thursday in announcing state-level terrorism charges. Humayoun Nabi, 32, and Ismail Alsarabbi, 27, were busted after a two-year investigation that involved confidential informants and undercover detectives, police said. Lawyers who represented the men at their initial court appearance this week in Queens said their clients had been manipulated by police. "If you have to spend more than 18 months trying to get someone to send coats and shoes to the people of Afghanistan, and you have all these cops on the case, to me that sounds like entrapment," said Ken Finkelstein, Nabi's attorney. "If you remove the police from this, you have nothing." According to a criminal complaint, Nabi told a confidential informant that he hated the United States and wanted to take a stand. He told the informant he wanted to form a non...
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7 NY airport baggage handlers arrested
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven men who worked as contract baggage handlers for El Al Airlines in New York have been charged with stealing iPads, iPhones, cash and jewelry from passengers' luggage. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Friday the Israeli airline installed a video camera in a baggage hold from April 1 to Wednesday after customers complained about missing items.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Shaw Brown
  • 2002
    Age 54
    A motion picture screenplay (The Misunderstood: WGA 977444) about the band and Rick Brown's adventures was written by rock historian, Mike Stax (Editor of Ugly Things music magazine) in 2002, and is under revision.
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  • 1999
    Age 51
    During his stay in India with Swami Bon Maharaj Brown was engaged in the establishment of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Academy, a primary school, in Nandagram, U.P., as well as expanding the Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Vrindavan, U.P. Before returning to America Brown was also instrumental in establishing Sri Hari-siddhi Primary School in Dhulikhel, Nepal In 1999 Brown was a co-founder and is currently Acting Secretary of the Institute of Planetary Gemology in Bangkok, Thailand a school that teaches the Navaratna system of Asian birthstones.
  • 1985
    Age 37
    They disbanded in 1985 when Campbell moved to New Zealand and Brown moved to Thailand.
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  • 1979
    Age 31
    In 1979, after 12 years in exile, Brown returned to America where he was granted amnesty as a conscientious objector and discharged from the Army.
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  • 1972
    Age 24
    Through Swami Bon's educational service Brown moved in the highest circles of Indian society, even being received twice by India's President V.V. Giri at Rastrapati Bhavan in 1972; and he successfully organized two high society functions in Bombay and Delhi during 1971-1972 which were supported by India's elite.
  • 1967
    Age 19
    In 1967 Brown was initiated as Hrisikesh Das by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada He also lived as a monk and received instructions in Krishna bhakti from Swami Bon Maharaj in Vrindavana, U.P., India for six and a half years.
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  • 1947
    Born on April 26, 1947.
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