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  • Shari’a’s War On Women

    04/27/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 27, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Share/Save There is a war on women but it is not being perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Rather, the religious aggression comes from an aspect of radical Islam that textbooks treat with respect, if they address it at all. “The guidance of the Qur’an and Sunna was assembled in a body of law known as shari’a (shah-REE-ah),” the McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin, World History – Patterns of Interaction informs students. “This system of law regulates the family life, moral conduct, and business and community life of Muslims.” “The textbook is correct in stating that Shari’a law is derived from the Qur’an...
  • Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden"

    04/26/2012 1:39:22 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2012
    Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden" A TSA agent at JFK "started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me," says a Long Island man who used his cell phone to videotape what he describes as an unnecessarily "aggressive" security screening of his developmentally disabled daughter. Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, is the father of Dina Frank, a girl with cerebral palsy who walks with crutches and leg braces. She can't pass through metal detectors for this reason, and is usually patted down by security agents, a procedure that...
  • Judge Declares State Worker Drug Testing Order Unconstitutional

    04/26/2012 1:22:00 PM PDT · by redreno · 25 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 04/26/2012 | unknown
    A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence of a drug problem at the agencies to warrant suspicionless testing. The ruling marks the second blow to Scott's proposals regarding drug testing. The governor also suspended a state law he supported that required drug testing for welfare recipients last year after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal judge in Orlando has temporarily blocked that law. The ACLU and a government worker's union also filed a lawsuit last year challenging Scott's...
  • Help Us Stop Liberals From Spending Tax Payer Money on an Expensive Dinner Saturday

    04/25/2012 1:04:39 PM PDT · by rightjb · 2 replies
    Texas Trash Talk ^ | 4/25/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Want to Deprive a Liberal of An Expensive Taxpayer Dinner? Here's a way to IMMEDIATELY take out some of your angst | Texas Trash Talk is attempting to shut down the pilfering of Harris County Texas taxpayers who have been paying for a “fake” school district for nearly 50 years. These bureaucrats had the audacity to ask for MORE tax money after paying the former Superintendent (now Mayor of nearby KATY) $100K and trips to Four Seasons in Washington DC among other things. (They meeting PolitiJim went to the board had a catered lunch and jazz music if you...
  • West Virginia bishop denies sexual abuse allegations

    04/19/2012 1:07:58 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 19, 2012 | CNA
    Charleston, W.Va., Apr 19, 2012 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charelston, W.Va. denied allegations of sex abuse against him during April 18 court proceedings in the criminal trial against a Pennsylvania priest. “To now be unfairly included in that group and to hear the horrific allegations that are being made of me is unbelievable and shocking,” Bishop Bransfield said in an April 19 statement. A witness in the trial against Monsignor William Lynn – who is accused of covering up sex abuse accusations within the Philadelphia Archdiocese – told the court that he was sexually...
  • Cardinal knew of 40 cases of abuse

    04/11/2012 3:49:48 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 7 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 11 April 2012 | Cathcon
    The Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels was definitely informed forty times of sexual abuse within the Belgian Catholic Church, according to the Flemish newspaper Het Laaste News, which relies on a correspondence between the cardinal and the victims or their families. These letters have emerged as part of the extensive investigation, named Operation Chalice.
  • Shocking video of Israeli soldiers abusing shepherd and lamb near Otniel 2.4.2012

    04/10/2012 1:26:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/4/12 | guybo111
    "On 2 April's morning went Abu S. to graze with his flock on his village's land near the settlement Otniel. Around Otniel hundreds of dunams that settlers with the help of IOF are preventing Palestinians to reach. Here is one example of what happens when an old shepherds, in his 60's went to graze with..."
  • New ruling on raids on Catholic Church in Belgium

    04/04/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 4th April 2012 | Cathcon
    After the judgment of the Supreme Court, it is now definitely established that the raids on 24 June 2010 which were made on the Archbishop's Palace, and on Cardinal Danneels obtained material illegally says Fernand Keuleneer, lawyer for the Archdiocese and Cardinal, commenting on the judgment.
  • Muslim Marriage Guide OKs Wife Beating

    03/30/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 03/29/12 | Steve Emerson
    A popular marriage guide that has sold out in one Toronto bookstore is gaining media attention because of the book's controversial focus—how to beat and control your wife. The book, titled "A Gift for the Muslim Couple," is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who, according to the book's foreword, is a "prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning." In the book's opening, Thanvi writes that "It might be necessary to restrain her [one's wife] with strength or even to threaten her." Later, Thanvi enumerates the rights of the husband, which include forbidding his wife to leave...
  • Florida man arrested for abusing severely emaciated son

    03/16/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-16-2012 | Tom Brown
    A Florida man has been arrested for the "malicious punishment" of his 13-year-old son, who was so emaciated when he was found locked inside a bathroom that he only weighed only 40 pounds, authorities said on Friday. "His appearance was severely emaciated and described by hospital staff as resembling images of concentration camp survivors," police in the central Florida town of Titusville said in a press release. It said officers searched a house there Thursday after receiving a report about a child being unlawfully caged and abused, and found the boy locked in a bathroom lying on the floor. "It...
  • Invisible Children: Islam's Abuse and Exploitation of Children

    03/16/2012 9:34:40 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 3 replies
    And for the most part that is exactly what the Islamic abduction, exploitation, and abuse of children is in the mainstream media,--invisible!Recently a video entitled "Kony 2012" has gone viral on youtube and been given much attention by major media. Your regular nightly-news programs have no doubt shown some small clips of the video.The video is about Joeseph Kony the evil leader of a guerrilla terrorist group deceptively called the LRA [Lords Resistance Army], and it's horrible practice of using abducted-exploited children as child-soldiers. While the makers of the video correctly state that Kony is not currently supported by anyone [government] ,they omitted the fact that up until 2000 Kony and the LRA were...
  • LDS bishop accepts plea deal for failure to report abuse

    03/13/2012 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Jim Dalrymple
    PROVO -- LDS bishop Amado Rojas stood silently beside his attorney Monday morning, then walked out only minutes later with a newly minted deal resolving allegations that he failed to report sexual abuse at a church activity. Rojas, 32, was charged in September with failure to report child abuse, a class B misdemeanor, but Monday he accepted a plea in abeyance agreement with prosecutors. The agreement requires Rojas to obey all laws for six months, after which he can file a motion to have his charge dismissed. Rojas's charge stems from allegations that a man sexually abused a 13-year-old girl...
  • Ex-youth coach indicted in Citadel military college sex case

    03/07/2012 9:16:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- A former South Carolina school principal and youth coach was indicted Tuesday on 22 counts of sexually molesting boys, including some at The Citadel military college summer camp, five years after the college investigated the man but took no action. The indictment was the latest of a string of sex abuse accusations involving university or youth coaches across the country since November. A grand jury indicted Louis "Skip" ReVille for molesting and showing obscene materials to 15 boys in Charleston County, South Carolina, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced on Tuesday. The 22 counts include criminal...
  • Principal, counselor charged with failing to report abuse (arrested, Atlanta, again?)

    03/03/2012 2:26:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/02/12 | Alexis Stevens
    Principal, counselor charged with failing to report abuseCounty News 9:08 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Cobb County middle school principal and counselor were arrested for allegedly failing to report a student's abuse claims to police. Jerry Wright Dority, who was principal at Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs, and a counselor, Yatta Lynnette Collins, were both arrested Thursday morning and booked into the Cobb County jail, booking records show. The two have been placed on administrative leave, a school district spokesman said. Dority, 50, and Collins, 40, are each charged with one count...
  • Girl Dies After Running Punishment

    02/23/2012 10:59:57 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 43 replies ^ | AP, Jay Reeves
    (ATTALLA, Ala.) — Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges.
  • Queens teacher arrested for sex abuse was also investigated in 2000.

    02/18/2012 6:57:13 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 17 replies
    AM New York ^ | 2.16.12 | Marc Beja
    A Queens elementary school teacher arrested on Thursday and accused of repeatedly sexually abusing two students had been investigated 10 years before for inappropriately touching students at another school, but was allowed to continue teaching with only a warning letter, officials said. Wilbert Cortez, a computer teacher at P.S. 174 in Forest Hills, was arrested Thursday morning and accused of molesting two boys, ages 8 and 9, over the course of the 2010-11 school year, the Queens District Attorney’s office said. Cortez was expected to be arraigned on Thursday night, and the DA’s office did not know if he had...
  • Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors [Temecula? Should Shock America!]

    02/18/2012 2:11:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012
    Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors February 18, 2012 Neighbors in Temecula expressed shock after seeing a 12-year-old girl walking naked through a neighborhood and eating out of trash cans. Neighbors noticed the girl roaming through trash cans looking for food and called 911. Police arrested the girl's mother, Tracy Betts, shortly after officers, acting on witness tips, searched for the girl Thursday and found her without clothes and sitting in a car parked near Vail Elementary school. Once they discovered who the girl’s mother was and where she worked, police went to the Vail campus and...
  • ...Ohio couple gets 8 years in prison (because their son died of cancer)

    02/17/2012 8:00:32 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2012
    FULL TITLE: After denying son cancer treatment but treating their dog for fleas, Ohio couple gets 8 years in prison (fill title too long for text box)CLEVELAND – The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to denying him medical treatment.
  • Priests Accused of Molesting Children Hiding in Plain Sight

    02/11/2012 10:13:46 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 260 replies · 3+ views
    NBC California ^ | 2/11/12 | Frank Snepp and Tara Kangarlou |
    Some 200 Catholic priests suspected of sexual abuse are living undetected in communities across California, according to an attorney who represents hundreds of plaintiffs who sued the LA Archdiocese for molestation they say was inflicted on them by priests and clergy of the church. Ray Boucher has mapped sixty locations where suspect priests live, in cities and towns from northern to southern California, and provided those locations to NBC4 exclusively. “Many if not all these priests have admitted to sexual abuse,” Boucher said. “They live within a mile of 1,500 playgrounds, schools and daycare centers.” Since none of the priests...
  • LDS bishop will stand trial for failure to report abuse charges

    02/09/2012 12:03:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies ^ | Feb. 8, 2012 | Geoff Liesek
    DUCHESNE — A judge has ordered an LDS Church bishop to stand trial on charges of witness tampering and failure to report abuse. But the defense attorney for Bishop Gordon Moon called the judge's order "a far cry from a ringing endorsement of the prosecution's case." "I think anyone who reads the bindover order can see that," attorney David Leavitt said Wednesday. "From our perspective, the bindover was something we expected because the burden of proof is so low." Moon, 43, is accused of failing to notify police about a 17-year-old girl's disclosure that she had been sexually abused by...
  • Report: Teacher's aide sent love letters to boy

    02/08/2012 10:11:29 AM PST · by Enterprise · 36 replies · 2+ views
    KMJ 580 ^ | Feb 8, 10:53 AM EST | CHRISTINA HOAG
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials at an elementary school rocked by teacher sex abuse claims are investigating yet another allegation of misconduct, this one involving a teacher's aide accused of sending love letters to an 11-year-old boy. The mother of the fourth-grader told the Los Angeles Times that the aide, a woman the mother appeared to be in her 50s, sent at least three letters to her son in 2009, including one that read: "when you get close to me, even if you give me the chills I like that. Don't tell nobody about this!"
  • JFK and 19-year-old White House intern Mimi Alford -- a truly shameful revelation

    02/07/2012 3:41:09 PM PST · by Ron C. · 161 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 07, 2012 | Phyllis Chesler
    This is a story about a young and impressionable female intern in the White House -- a virgin, with girlish dreams about princes and presidents. Young girls are trained to marry the wealthiest or most powerful man on the block. When the prince comes calling, few young girls can resist this opportunity. However, they are not the ones who are abusing power and betraying both youth and a wife. That would be the prince or president himself. And no, I am not talking about Monica Lewinsky in the Clinton White House. I am talking, sadly, about the recent revelations by...
  • Baby boy brain dead after alleged beating from father

    01/28/2012 7:03:29 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 16 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 1/28/12
    A father has been charged with nearly beating his four-month-old son to death, and a prosecutor announced in court that the child is “not expected to make it” and this “could become a first-degree-murder case.” The infant’s mother and aunt told Miami Herald news partner CBS4′s Peter D’Oench that they are devastated. “It’s so so sad for me,” said Mary Chery, the aunt of baby Tavon Mahlab. “This baby was only 4-months-old. It’s terrible. It’s terrible.” “He has a lot brain damage,” Chery said. “I feel so so bad for him because I loved him so much. My heart aches...
  • Let's not blow 'Abu Ghraib 2' out of proportion

    01/13/2012 8:41:10 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 37 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/13/2012 | Diana West
    Granted, it's not civil palace etiquette or, more important, U.S. military doctrine to urinate on battle-killed enemy fighters -- in this case, three dead Taliban in Afghanistan. But could we just move on? That'll be the day. Get set for Abu Ghraib 2, a national wallow in a wholly manufactured and inflated evil, the kind of masochistic frolic our extremely twisted elites, safe on their soundstages, find so extremely pleasurable. Get set for the exclusion of any and all context related to heat-of-battle conditions, battle fatigue or Taliban depredations. We have met the enemy and he is us, again --...
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO © St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Seattle Sues Attorney For Requesting Police Dash-Cam Footage

    01/07/2012 4:45:29 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 46 replies ^ | 1-5-12 | Lucy Stiegerwald
    Seattle has a brilliant solution to their many police problems — refuse to release police dash-cam footage, then sue the person requesting said footage.
  • Texas Teen Deported to Colombia Reunites With Mom

    01/07/2012 2:02:01 PM PST · by redreno · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01/06/2012 | Associated Press
    DALLAS – A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was back in the United States on Friday and at the center of an international mystery over how a minor could be sent to a country where she is not a citizen. Her family has questioned why U.S. officials didn't do more to verify her identity and say she is not fluent in Spanish and had no ties to Colombia. While many facts of the case involving Jakadrien Lorece Turner remain unclear, U.S. and Colombian officials have pointed fingers over who is responsible.
  • Department Of Homeland Security Scanning Twitter and Facebook For "Sensitive Words"

    01/01/2012 5:20:16 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words - and tracking people who use them. Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS's 'watch' list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group. The words which attract attention range from ones seemingly related to diseases or bioweapons such as 'human to animal' and 'outbreak' to other, more obscure words such as 'drill' and 'strain'. The DHS outlined...
  • 43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power

    12/25/2011 12:49:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 12/23/11
    43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power Beijing, Dec 23 : Over 43,000 government officials in China have been investigated this year in cases related to abuse of official power, according to latest figures. **SNIP** Prosecutors across China approved the arrests of a total of 837,736 suspects and prosecuted nearly 1.07 million people.
  • Judge weighing whether Mormon bishop should stand trial for failure to report abuse

    12/23/2011 1:29:09 PM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Geoff Liesik
    DUCHESNE — A judge is considering whether an LDS Church bishop should stand trial for charges of witness tampering and failure to report abuse. Gordon Lamont Moon, 43, is accused of telling a 16-year-old girl not to contact authorities in late July after she met with him in his capacity as her bishop and told him she'd been sexually abused. But during a preliminary hearing Thursday in 8th District Court, defense attorney David Leavitt noted that at least six people knew about the abuse before Moon was ever told about it. None of those people have been charged with a...
  • Bangladeshi Woman's Husband 'Chopped Off Her Fingers' [Warning: Graphic Pic]

    12/19/2011 8:24:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 19, 2011
    Bangladeshi Woman's Husband 'Chopped Off Her Fingers' 18 December 2011 A young Bangladeshi woman, whose husband is accused of cutting off her fingers after she began a college course without his permission, has spoken to the BBC about her determination to carry on with her studies. The attack on Hawa Akther Jui, 21, is the latest in a series of acts of domestic violence targeting educated women in the country.
  • Husband blindfolds his wife.... and then chops off her fingers to stop her studying for a degree

    12/17/2011 8:58:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 12-17-11 | staff
    A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife's fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers. One of his relatives then threw Ms Akhter's fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them. Mr Islam, who is a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates, had warned his wife there would 'severe...
  • Paterno 'knew' about child abuse

    12/16/2011 9:00:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/11
    Paterno 'knew' about child abuseAFP – 3 hrs ago Former Penn State University American football coach Joe Paterno knew his assistant Jerry Sandusky had been seen molesting a child, grand jury testimony said on Friday. Paterno's testimony was read in court during a preliminary hearing for two senior university officials accused of lying to a grand jury about what they were told of an incident of alleged child sex abuse by Sandusky. At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge William C. Wenner ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to send their cases against Penn State team officials Tim Curley and...
  • McQueary’s testimony on Sandusky, and Child Sexual Abuse and Molestation Gay Incidents by John Roco

    12/16/2011 11:21:44 AM PST · by John Roco · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | December 16, 2011 | John Roco
    Sandusky’s ‘acting out’ is indicative of a statistically prevalent event concerning predatory behaviors of gay men who prey on boys, some ‘in the closet,’ while others ‘outright’ and in alignment with a lifestyle they promote as healthy. The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA, formed in 1978, but quit forming chapters in the late 1990s to avoid police infiltration), an association affiliated with poet Allen Ginsberg and Harry Hay, is probably ‘less dangerous’ due to being so forthright on views, than those gays who are ‘in the closet’ in their predatory behavior towards boys. The statistics are revealing: From
  • Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case

    12/11/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11 | Ian Simpson
    Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse caseBy Ian Simpson | Reuters – 14 hours ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said. **SNIP** Sandusky has already laid out his potential defense, saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration, Mallios said. "Now that he's said that, unless he recants or...
  • Black Activists Sue Democrat Party For History of Racism & Abuse

    12/06/2011 9:01:32 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    gateway ^ | December 6, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    When the Civil War ended, and after Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Democrats initiated Jim Crow laws to keep the black man down. Democrats didn’t much like blacks. In fact, the KKK, as you know, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party. Setting the Record Straight A group of black activists led by Wayne Perryman has filed a brief against the Democrat Party for its long history of racism and discrimination of the black community.
  • Maggots to Sex Abuse -- America's Nursing Home Scandal

    11/21/2011 5:27:15 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 21st, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    In the maggot and sexual abuse stories, there was one common denominator. The aides/workers were not allowed to speak out about violations without losing their jobs. They were not allowed to talk about it or to contact the families. Nurses aides are the backbone of nursing home care. They know the patients better than anyone, but they cannot divulge heinous acts of neglect and abuse. To break this rule could mean the loss of their jobs. Silence or loss of job is a hard choice to make.
  • Police: 2 Georgia Caregivers Waterboard 89-Year-Old Woman

    JONESBORO, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – Police charge two caregivers at a Jonesboro facility with waterboarding an 89-year-old woman. Clayton County police said Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed held down Anna Foley after an argument that started over ice cream. They’re said to have allegedly held down Foley in a locked shower room, flooding her face with the hand-hold shower nozzle in 2008. According to WGCL-TV, Foley was undergoing treatment at the facility for dementia. A co-worker witnessed the event and blew the whistle. The technique slowly drowns subjects by blocking the air passages with flowing water while the subject is...
  • Drone Gives Texas Law Enforcement Bird's-Eye View on Crime

    11/17/2011 4:01:12 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 16, 2011 | Kris Gutiérrez
    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is weeks away from launching an unmanned aerial asset to help deputies fight crime. The ShadowHawk helicopter is six-feet long, weighs fifty pounds and fits in the back of an SUV. “We can put it over a fire, put it over ahazmat spill, put it over a house with a suspect barricaded inside and literally give the incident commander the ability to look at the entire scene with a bird’s eye view, ” Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel said. Sheriff’s deputies will fly the ShadowHawk with nothing more than a laptop computer and a remote control...
  • Irish TV Network Defames Innocent Priest, Issues Apology

    11/15/2011 4:06:41 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    The Media Report ^ | November 2011 | Dave Pierre
    Fr.Reynolds being welcomed back to his parish Last May, RTÉ, the national television network of Ireland, aired a high-profile, prime-time special entitled, "A Mission to Prey." It was a show designed to lambaste the Catholic Church for sex abuse scandals. The show made the startling claim that a previously unblemished Irish priest, Fr. Kevin Reynolds, had raped and impregnated a young girl years earlier in Kenya. It even claimed that the priest had secretly supported the mother and his child financially. Even before the program aired, Fr. Kevin vehemently denied the claims. Not only did he assert that he...
  • York Township man charged with rape of a child, indecent assault [Central PA child rape arrest]

    11/12/2011 3:44:04 AM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Nate Wardle, contributor
    A York Township man is in York County Prison Friday after an investigation into child sexual assault. Kevin Sipe, 55, is charged with rape of a child, indecent assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor for incidents that occurred from December 2010 through October 2011. Sipe was placed in prison on $100,000 bail.
  • Dutch church victims to get payouts based on level of abuse suffered

    11/12/2011 3:34:50 AM PST · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 11th 2011 | Riazat Butt
    A group set up to help victims of paedophile priests in the Netherlands has defended a scheme that calculates compensation according to the level of abuse suffered, saying the amounts awarded will be far higher than if individuals were to pursue cases through the courts. Hulp Recht, which has strong links with the Roman Catholic church, devised the system to offer speedy settlements without people having to resort to costly and lengthy legal procedures. Bishops have agreed to the tariff and the settlements are funded by the church. The scheme, which offers €25,000 (Ł21,400) for single or multiple acts of...
  • Ron Bracken: Climate of secrecy led to crumbling of Camelot

    11/11/2011 8:45:31 PM PST · by Colofornian · 67 replies (State College, PA) ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Ron Bracken
    So this is how it ends, a career that was once glistening and unassailable, collapses under the weight of an unimaginable scandal? We all, those of us who observed Joe Paterno and his program over many years, felt that it would end badly for him but none of us could have concocted such a horrific denouement. Maybe he would let his anger get the best of him and he’d physically assault an official or a member of the media. Or maybe he would say something so egregious or ill-considered that he couldn’t undo it. But no one would have, could...
  • What if Paterno was a neighbor & your partner wants an abortion? [Vanity: Paterno response analogy]

    11/11/2011 11:53:03 AM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Colofornian [Vanity] | Nov. 11, 2011 | Colofornian
    Let's say, to use the way Buzz Bissinger framed it, you are "the most popular and powerful man in Pennsylvania, with instant credibility."You discover one of your neighbors, whom you can influence (or try to), has decided to abort their baby within the next 5-6 weeks. The dad says he was an eyewitness to the ultrasound of the "to be" male victim -- as his partner wants to kill the little guy. And so what do you do? Why, you do your civic duty, of course. You do what was tantamount to what Joe Paterno did. You sit down and...
  • Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Governor, Couldn't Discuss Inquiry

    11/10/2011 8:47:52 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2011 | Jo Becker
    "Abuse Inquiry Set Tricky Path for Governor For months, Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania had reason to suspect a sexual abuse scandal was going to explode at Penn State University. He also had no way to talk about it, or to prepare for it..."
  • Penn State's Joe Paterno gets what he deserves

    11/10/2011 1:31:44 PM PST · by Colofornian · 292 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | Scott Ostler
    <p>Folks, this is Joe Paterno's legacy.</p> <p>E-mails jump into my inbox defending Paterno...</p> <p>I won't remember what Paterno did, but what he didn't do. What he didn't do is what got him fired...</p> <p>Firing Joe Paterno doesn't fix everything, but it's a great start.</p>
  • Mike McQueary will coach on Saturday

    11/10/2011 11:55:39 AM PST · by Colofornian · 88 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | Nov. 10, 2011
    <p>STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Mike McQueary, one of the central figures in the burgeoning child sex abuse scandal at Penn State, will remain receivers coach Saturday when the Nittany Lions play their final home game of the season.</p> <p>Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who was appointed Penn State interim coach in the wake of a shakeup that has claimed the jobs of Joe Paterno and other university leaders, said Thursday it will be a "game-time decision" whether McQueary will coach from the sideline or the press box against No. 19 Nebraska.</p>
  • Missouri Man Reportedly Left Sick Mother 'Rotting Alive, Fused to Chair'

    11/10/2011 7:53:47 AM PST · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    KMJ News ^ | 10 Nov 2011 | NewsCore
    "The victim's legs were fused to the chair and her legs had to be physically separated from the foot rest portion of the chair leaving behind yellowish skin tissue," Independence police detectives said in an affidavit."
  • Sandusky paid $57,000 a year before being investigated [Penn State scandal]

    11/10/2011 7:36:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies · 2+ views (CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, PA) ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | Jason Bristol report
    HARRISBURG -- The Second Mile not only cut off Jerry Sandusky from interacting with children in its programs -- it apparently stopped paying him, as well. For years, Sandusky -- who founded the organization for needy children in 1977, was being paid $57,000 a year by The Second Mile, according to exempt-organization tax forms reviewed by CBS 21 News. But Sandusky stopped receiving any compensation from the charity in 2008 -- the same year he told The Second Mile officials he was being investigated for a sexual abuse in Clinton County. "Although he maintained there was no truth to the...
  • Penn State's handling of Sandusky sex scandal has been a PR nightmare, say experts

    11/10/2011 7:21:05 AM PST · by Colofornian · 46 replies · 1+ views (CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, PA) ^ | Nov. 9, 2011 | Chris Papst report
    As if the news of what Sandusky allegedly did is not bad enough, many say the way PSU handled the situation has made it even worse. CBS 21 talked to three experts in public relations, and they said Penn State handled this terribly. As somebody who grew up in Pennsylvania idolizing Joe Paterno and Penn State, this whole situation just hurts. Not only are the allegations disturbing, but the general consensus among local experts is that Penn State was not thinking of the kids when the news broke, they were thinking about their brand, and that was a terrible decision....