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  • High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s

    02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s. Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.   Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada. He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church...
  • IRS Scandal: It's The Tax Collector's Turn To Be A Defendant

    01/22/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by Taxman · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/14/16 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Justice: It's not often that the victims of IRS abuse find satisfaction, but the Tea Party groups mistreated by the tax collector will get a shot. Maybe next will be an audit of the IRS — which apparently hasn't changed its ways. On Tuesday, Day 978 of the unresolved IRS scandal, a federal judge granted class-action status to as many as 300 conservative groups that have been affected by the agency's practice of unduly scrutinizing small-government organizations that sought tax-exempt status but which the IRS saw as dangerous dissidents. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott's ruling also opens the door...
  • Beyond Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/21/16 | Jim O'Neill
    The “zoo” is located near the town of Gyumri in Armenia “[The animals] display all the signs of creatures slowly being driven mad by their unnatural existence.”—Allan Hall “The World’s Saddest Zoo” Cruising the “Drudge Report” yesterday, I noticed the photo of a forlorn looking bear peering out from behind bars with the accompanying headline “The World’s Saddest Zoo,” which linked to an article by Allan Hall in the UK’s “Daily Mail.” News headlines often depict a crazy and cruel world, and perhaps I’ve become too jaded and cynical regarding the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – but Hall’s...
  • Kindergartner Provokes Debate Over Transgender Policy at Minnesota School

    01/19/2016 12:56:58 PM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 January 2016 | Raven Clabough
    Parents of a five-year old "transgender" child are asking the school's kindergarten class to take up the task of educating students on gender dysphoria, the condition of identifying as a sex that is opposite of one's biological makeup. The request has prompted opposition from a number of parents, while several others have voiced their support. According to the Daily Caller, it began when the parents of a gender-confused boy, who remains unidentified, sent their child to Nova Classical Academy, a charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota, wearing a girl's jumper and pink shoes. The parents, Hannah and Dave Edwards, indicated...
  • Washington bill would create registry of convicted animal abusers

    01/14/2016 8:53:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 43 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 1/13/16 | Staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A new bill in Washington state seeks to create a statewide registry of people convicted of animal abuse. Senate Bill 6234, sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Fain, is modeled on a law that recently took effect in Tennessee. Under the measure, the registry would be posted online by the state Attorney General's office and would include the names, addresses and photos of people convicted of first or second degree animal cruelty, animal fighting or poisoning. Convicted animal abusers would remain on the registry for 10 years after conviction.
  • Why Ethan, 8, Looks Great in Makeup, No Matter What His Haters Say [Mark 9]

    01/08/2016 12:58:32 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/08/2016 | Emily Shire
    Eight-year-old Ethan Wilwert wanted one special thing for Christmas—not a puppy, nor, thankfully, a hoverboard. Ethan wanted an in-person makeup tutorial at the MAC Cosmetics store in his family’s local Florida mall. “A couple of months before Christmas, he and I were at the mall, and we went into the MAC store,” Ethan’s mom, Season Wilwert, told The Daily Beast. “He’s always been interested in makeup. It’s something he likes to do creative-wise. It’s something he gets excited about. He watches a lot of online tutorials.” In fact, Wilwert laughed that Ethan is already helping her do her own. “He...
  • Heartbreaking moment abused dog is stroked for the first time

    01/03/2016 7:54:56 AM PST · by seantruet · 48 replies
    albasun ^ | 01/03/2016 | seantruett
    The moment a rescue dog was stroked for the first time has been captured in a heartbreaking video.
  • Trump launches scathing attack on Bill Clinton over his alleged affairs 'one of the great abusers'

    12/31/2015 2:01:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/15
    Donald Trump launches scathing attack on Bill Clinton over his alleged affairs and calls him 'one of the great abusers' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to assail Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday by calling her husband, former President Bill Clinton, 'one of the great abusers of the world.' Speaking to about 2,000 supporters at a rally, Trump again invoked the ex-president's alleged extramarital affairs and accused Bill Clinton of engaging in 'tremendous abuse' of women. Dismissing Hillary Clinton's accusation that Trump himself engaged in sexism, the real estate magnate and reality TV star said: 'And she wants to accuse...
  • Growing Up Trans (PBS/Frontline)

    12/29/2015 4:31:53 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    PBS/Frontline ^ | 6/30/15
    Excerpts from the program transcript (and I've added a few notes for explanation): [Family in a doctor's office] 00:14:09 The medications are very expensive, and so they can be $15,000 to $25,000 a year for some of these things, which is cost prohibitive for most people. 00:14:19 So we have worked on an option that we have, we can offer here now actually, which is called Vantas. 00:14:24 And its FDA approval is for men with prostate cancer, but this has been used successfully by pediatric endocrinologists taking care of kids like Daniel, and it seems to work just as...
  • Three Global Warming Stories The Media Don't Want You To See

    12/28/2015 9:50:18 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2015 | Staff
    Climate: Want to know the latest global warming news? Don't bother looking in U.S. media. They can't be bothered with stories that contradict the man-made climate change narrative. But the truth is out there. Let's start with a new paper from NASA — a distinctly American organization — that was covered by the British Express. The newspaper tells us that our space program has "found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialization where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place." This is, of course, the opposite of what we've been told for decades.
  • VIDEO=> Kids Scream “I Want to Kill Him!” While Beating Trump Piñata to “Stop Hate”

    12/12/2015 1:18:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    A new food cart in Portland, Oregon, El Diablito, staged its grand opening celebration by featuring dancers and a Donald Trump pinata. A banner on the stage read “El Diablito” which means “the little devil.” Little kids and adults lined up to take turns battering the effigy, which they say they were destroying to “promote peace” and “fight hate.” One little kid screams out “I want to kill him!” when he takes his turn beating the Trump piñata. The food cart owner claimed this wasn’t about politics.
  • Mother decided to bring up her three-year-old son as a girl

    12/06/2015 1:51:25 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/06/2015 | Joseph Curtis
    Seeing their toddler playing with scissors can be a terrifying sight for any parent but for Kerry McFadyen it was a moment that changed everything. The 32-year-old came across the scene in the bathroom of her home in Strathspey, Scotland, when three-year-old son Daniel said he wanted to cut off his penis so he could be a girl. It led to his parents making the difficult decision to allow Daniel to become Danni, in what is believed to be the UK's youngest case of a child wanting to change sex.
  • Obama Goes On A ‘Green’ Spending Spree Ahead Of UN Summit

    11/25/2015 6:39:34 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/24/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $125 million in new spending Monday to fund 41 green energy projects ahead of the United Nations global warming summit set to take place next week. DOE is funding dozens of green technologies through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, program to find technological solutions to fighting global warming. ARPA-E projects are ones the government thinks show promise, but aren’t yet commercially viable. “As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy...
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Brown Defends Asking State Experts to Report on His Land [semi-satire]

    11/09/2015 10:30:42 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    California Governor Jerry Brown insisted that “there’s nothing wrong with what I did.” What he did was ask employees of the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources—a state agency—to tell him whether there is oil on his private property. “I didn’t ask for any special treatment,” Brown asserted. “I did what any citizen of the state might have done.” “Well, I suppose that any citizen could’ve asked for the same thing,” an employee said in an “off-the-record” interview. “But we wouldn’t have prepared that citizen a 51 page report. When the Governor ‘asks’ you hop to if you...
  • What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl,

    10/31/2015 7:36:25 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 69 replies
    People ^ | 31 October 2015 | JENNIFER HEYDE
    To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis. It's been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large part to Caitlyn Jenner. But not every member of the community is 66: Devina Keswani, the youngest of three children in PEOPLE's new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family, and a proud Girl Scout, is just 6. "One [of my classmates] hates transgender, and he hates me because I'm transgender," Devina says, adding, "Before that he liked me, but now he hates me. He spits at me and pushes me."
  • Dorothy Bland:I was caught walking while black.Police chief:No, officers were doing their jobs

    10/29/2015 3:19:16 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 74 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 October 2015 10:52 AM | DOROTHY BLAND
    Flashing lights and sirens from a police vehicle interrupted a routine Saturday morning walk in my golf-course community in Corinth.
  • Court papers: Mother slammed child after boyfriend rejected sexual advances

    10/23/2015 6:04:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 22, 2015 | Bob Gardinier
    A 25-year-old mother told police alcohol and anger over her boyfriend's rejection of her sexual overtures led her to assault her baby son. Tabatha A. Coons was arrested Wednesday after giving police a statement about what happened to her 15-month-old child on the night of Oct. 3. Coons said she went out drinking with friends to celebrate her birthday that night, came home and wanted to have sex with her live-in boyfriend, Cameron Lewis, but he turned her down. She said she stayed awake wondering why. "Cameron and I haven't had sex in a few days and I was still...
  • There But for the Grace of God go I

    10/12/2015 8:42:08 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    9/12/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     A substantial number of those ensnared in "The Gay Lifestyle" were sexually abused as children.  In The Syndemic of STDs and AIDS among MSM, sympathetic author Dale O'Leary, author of One Man, One Woman: A Catholic's Guide to Defending Marriage, mourns the fact of the high incidence of childhood sexual abuse against those who later end up in a homosexual lifestyle. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Other Adverse Events  MSM are more likely to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse. Stall and associates note that a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been linked to increase risk of HIV infection....
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | WFTV.com News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, whove been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses face child sexual-abuse investigation in Australia

    08/14/2015 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | A. Odysseus Patrick
    SYDNEY -- The abuse was meticulously catalogued. From 1950 to 2014, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society amassed some 5,000 files detailing sexual abuse of Australian children by 1,006 of its members, who believe only they -- the Jehovah's Witnesses -- proclaim the truth about God. Young girls were assaulted by neighbors. Teenagers were raped by their fathers. Victims were forced to pray with their abusers. When the children reached out for help, the church's obsession with secrecy and hostility to outsiders kicked in. Victims, ordered to keep quiet, were forced to confront their abusers in person. All complaints --...
  • BETC abuses, excuses merit a full-scale accounting of what went wrong: Editorial

    08/06/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Twotone
    The Oregonian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Editorial Board
    The Oregon Secretary of State's office was quick to assert to The Oregonian/OregonLive's Ted Sickinger that its inquiry into the state energy department's chronically troubled tax-credit program is "not an audit." Which raises the obvious question: Why not?
  • Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with sexual abuse victims

    08/05/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Amy R. Connolly
    Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome E. Listecki, seen here in 2011, announced the archdiocese reached a $21 million settlement with 330 victims of sexual abuse by clergy members. Photo by Amg910/CC MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has agreed to pay $21 million to hundreds of victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy, clearing the way for the archdiocese to emerge from its five-year bankruptcy. Under the agreement, 330 of the 570 who filed sexual abuse claims in the bankruptcy will get financial settlements of varying amounts determined by a court-ordered...
  • Attackers Who Beat Pregnant Teen and Burnt Her Stillborn Baby on Their Grill Not Charged With Murder

    08/01/2015 5:53:29 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 75 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Texas, a 14-year-old girl was raped by a member of her own family and then beaten to induce abortion after he realized she was pregnant. The beating lasted six grueling hours and the teen told police that she was a virgin when she was assaulted. Additionally, reports reveal that the young girl was eight months pregnant when she was attacked. Now Dallas News reports that the four relatives involved in the induced abortion, Cedric Jones, Sharon Lee Jones, Lonnell McDonald, and Cecila McDonald have been charged with engaging in organized crime. Prior to the beating, Sharon tried to induce...
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • Planned Parenthood Counselor Caught Telling Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her

    07/24/2015 5:37:48 PM PDT · by austinaero · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 07/24/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life group Live Action released the third installment today in its SexEd investigative series, showing a Planned Parenthood staffer in Portland, Oregon offering disturbing sex counseling to someone she thinks is a fifteen-year-old girl. The video clearly shows the counselor encouraging the young girl to allow herself to be victimized in violent sexual encounters with her partner. The staffer tells the investigator that its very common to experiment with different things, including being tied up and whipped and the baby thing, where they will put on diapers[.] Some girls like being spanked, hit, or whipped, said the counselor.
  • Florida man sought in attempted murder of infant

    07/10/2015 11:55:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Crimesider Staff
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Authorities are searching for a 31-year-old Tampa Bay area man suspected of kicking, punching, and biting an 11-month old boy. Pinellas Park police say Glen Franklin Neal Jr. is wanted on an attempted murder charge. The child was brought to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg on Sunday, suffering from a severe head injury. Investigators say they believe Neal abused the boy, who remains in serious condition with bleeding on the brain.
  • Mom of 8-Year-Old Gay Pride Marcher Responds to Critics

    07/01/2015 4:03:51 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30, 2015 | Beth Greenfield
    There was plenty to marvel at during the New York City Pride March on Sunday, but one precocious 8-year-old boy stood out from the crowd: Desmond Napoles, of Brooklyn, who joyously strutted and vogued his way down Fifth Avenue in a rainbow tutu and gold sequined cap. And when critics reared their heads on social media Monday, suggesting his participation was inappropriate, mom Wendylou Napoles shut them down with grace and pride. If you are offended, dont look, Napoles wrote, in part, in a lengthy post on the Facebook page of LGBT website NewNowNext. Thats where a photo of...
  • Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not Serve White..

    07/01/2015 10:33:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/01/15 | Chuck Biscuits
    "Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not Serve White People Like You" Excerpted from The Social Memo: A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy,...
  • Study: Hennepin County ignored some child abuse reports

    07/01/2015 6:44:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 6-26-15 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The child protection agency in Hennepin County has been ignoring reports of child abuse to ease its caseload and control its budget, according to a national child welfare group. The group, Casey Family Programs, studied the county's system for months and presented the findings of a report released last week to the Hennepin County board on Thursday. Casey Family Programs director Dee Wilson also told the board that child protection workers commonly screened out abuse reports, which means families weren't visited and services weren't offered, the Star Tribune ( http://strib.mn/1IhwPjh ) reported. Additionally, neglect cases are looked...
  • Ramsey Co. K-9 Handler Charged with Abusing his Dog Partner

    06/27/2015 7:25:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/26/15 | Dave Aeikens and Eric Chaloux
    A Ramsey County deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with hitting his canine partner, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office said. The charges are from an incident that happened early June 15 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry is charged with assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty, both misdemeanors. Berry has been a Ramsey County deputy since 1996. Black Bear security told deputies they had been called into the Cobalt Lounge to ask a man to leave. Security followed him with video and saw him return to...
  • dailymail.com EXCLUSIVE: Charleston 'killer' Dylann Roof grew up in a fractured home where his 'viol

    06/19/2015 2:43:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    <p>The loner accused of shooting dead nine people at a black church was raised by a violent father who beat up his stepmother and hired a private detective to follow her when they split.</p> <p>Those are the shocking charges made in court papers by Paige Mann, the ex-wife of Dylann Roof's father Franklin, obtained exclusively by Daily Mail Online.</p>
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Raised as Girl for Two Years as a "Project" to make him an "Enlightened Adult"

    06/19/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by rightistight · 42 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/19/15 | Aurelius
    Writing to Slate, a concerned reader asked for advice when it came to an "unusual request" that his wife had to face. The reader explained what can only be described as a form of abuse: the reader's wife is a ballet instructor. Two parents recently came to her and requested that their 10-year-old son, named Dan in the letter, be given private dancing lessons. Dan identifies as a boy. However, his parents told the ballet instructor to address him as "Danielle" and that he would be dressed in a pink tutu. Dan's parents further told the instructor that this was...
  • Feds Cant Verify $2.8 Billion in Obamacare Subsidies

    06/16/2015 3:07:29 PM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government cannot verify nearly $3 billion in subsidies distributed through Obamacare, putting significant taxpayer funding at risk, according to a new audit report. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit Tuesday finding that the agency did not have an internal system to ensure that subsidies went to the right enrollees, or in the correct amounts. [The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] CMSs internal controls did not effectively ensure the accuracy of nearly $2.8 billion in aggregate financial assistance payments made to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act...
  • Twin Cities archbishop, deputy resign in wake of abuse cover-up allegations

    06/15/2015 5:51:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-15-15 | staff
    The archbishop of the Twin Cities and a deputy bishop have resigned after prosecutors charged the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest. The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche. They resigned under the code of canon law that allows bishops to resign before they retire because of illness or some other "grave" reason that makes them unfit for office. Earlier this month, Ramsey County prosecutors charged the archdiocese as a corporation with having "turned...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Star Jep Robertson Reveals Past Sexual Abuse

    06/09/2015 9:49:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/09/2015 | Michael Rothman
    "Duck Dynasty" star Jep Robertson is opening up about sexual abuse he says happened when he was just a child. The reality star, 37, has written a book "The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness," and decided to speak to "Entertainment Tonight" about claims in the book he was abused at the age of 6. "It was on a school bus. It was an older girl," he said, not revealing her name. "There was this girl there that was just real mean. I think in the end,...
  • 20-Month Investigation Leads to Criminal Charges Against Archdiocese

    06/05/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-5-15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Charges have been filed against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, which is accused of failing to protect children, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Friday. Choi said the charges are in relation to three victims of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer. Six charges have been filed, all of which are gross misdemeanors. They include three counts of Contributing to Need for Protection or Services and three counts of Contributing to Status as Juvenile Petty Offender or Delinquency. Because the charges are against a corporation rather than individuals, Choi said no one is looking at jail time; if convicted, the...
  • Minneapolis Group Wants Officers to Pay for Own Liability Insurance

    05/21/2015 6:16:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    KSTP ^ | 5-21-15 | Joe Augustine
    Before Officer Michael Griffin was indicted on federal charges for using excessive force and lying under oath, he cost the city of Minneapolis $411,864.78. The city paid $140,000 in 2014 to settle a lawsuit filed by Ibrahim Regai, who Griffin allegedly knocked unconscious at a Minneapolis night club in 2010, while he was off duty. That same year, a federal jury in a civil trial ruled the city must pay Jeremy Axel, Michael Mitchell and their attorneys $271,864.78. Griffin allegedly kicked Mitchell in the chest and punched Axel in the back of the head, knocking him unconscious outside a club...
  • Pamela Gellers abuse of free speech [Washington Post Column]

    05/09/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Kathleen Parker
    <p>The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative contest in Texas of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.</p> <p>Not since Westboro Baptist Churchs God Hates Fags message and Florida pastor Terry Jones burning the Koran has the principle of free speech been so sullied and abused.</p>
  • Wisconsin's Shame: "I Thought It Was a Home Invasion"

    04/20/2015 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 April 2015 | David French
    "THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM. Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsins Act 10 also called the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs frantic barking. The entire house the windows and walls was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasnt dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • Exclusive: Edmonston police have special, untraceable license plates

    04/20/2015 1:28:18 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 33 replies
    WTOP News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ari Ashe
    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issues these plates to police departments for officers in unmarked cars involved in sensitive investigations such as narcotics, organized crime or terrorism. Confidential tags cannot be traced back to any specific person or organization if a criminal has a source run the plates through conventional databases. But all three police sources also expressed bewilderment about why the Edmonston Police Department would need any confidential tags. Each pointed out that Edmonston is a very small town, and that any major narcotics, terrorism or organized crime investigation would be outsourced... The Town denies any allegation that this...
  • Man Wanted in Assault of Two People, One Who's Mentally Challenged

    04/14/2015 9:05:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | 4.14.15 | Rebekah Pewitt
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- South Charleston Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for assaulting two people -- one who is mentally challenged. It happened about 6 a.m. Monday. Police say a man broke into the home of Tehrah Edwards. Edwards said the man is her ex-boyfriend. She said he held her and her new boyfriend, Sylvester Bates, against their will and beat them repeatedly. "He basically beat him to a pulp," Edwards said. "He punched me, had my daughter by the hair. He was like, 'oh you're lucky I didn't gut you like a fish.'...
  • Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days'

    04/12/2015 10:47:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2015 | Gardner By Josh Gardner and Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com
    Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days' while she visited her boyfriend Nyia Parler, 41, allegedly left her 21-year-old son in woods on Monday and traveled to Maryland where she was taken into custody early Sunday Her son was found under rain-soaked pile of leaves on Friday night and police say he would have died if passers-by hadn't spotted him He was lying on the ground 10 feet from his wheelchair and a Bible A Philadelphia mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods before skipping town to see her boyfriend has been...
  • IG Audit: 6.5 Million People With Active Social Security Numbers Are 112 or Older

    03/09/2015 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    CNS ^ | 06-09-2015 | By Susan Jones
    Many people are living longer, but not to age 112 or beyond -- except in the records of the Social Security Administration. The SSA's inspector general has identified 6.5 million number-holders age 112 -- or older -- for whom no death date has been entered in the main electronic file, called Numident. The audit, dated March 4, 2015, concluded that SSA lacks the controls necessary to annote death information on the records of number-holders who exceed "maximum reasonable life expectancies." "We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million numberholders born before June 16, 1901 who did not have a...
  • Womens rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentines Day

    03/04/2015 1:38:48 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A Columbia University professorwho is an ardent supporter of womens rights and advocate against domestic violencewas arrested and charged with a misdemeanor assault after beating up her boyfriend on Valentines Day.According to her faculty bio on Columbias website, Joann Baney, 54, is the faculty director of the FDNY Officers Management Institute and also serves as faculty on the NYPDs Police Management Institute. Both schools are part of Columbias Executive Education program under the business school. "I hit him because he cheated on me." Tweet This The NY Daily News, which originally broke the story, reported that Baney trains New...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Top Priority to Abolish the IRS

    02/26/2015 4:48:20 PM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    CNS ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. Cruz was questioned by Fox television personality Sean Hannity. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said among his top five priorities for the United States is to abolish the IRS at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday. Sean Hannity of Fox News asked Cruz what his top five agenda items are for the country. Number one, said Cruz. Repeal every blasted word of Obamacare. Number two, abolish the IRS, take all 125,000 IRS...
  • Florida mother sends badly bruised child to school wearing T-shirt proclaiming good woopin

    02/24/2015 1:06:50 PM PST · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | By Elahe Izadi
    The child arrived at a Florida school Friday with bruises all over. But it was the T-shirt the child was wearing that gave it away. I currently have all Fs in all of my classes. I am not aloud to have a boyfriend no time soon, the shirt read. So back off before I get another good woopin like I got last night. That attempt at public shaming led to the arrest Friday of Melany Joyce Alexander, 31, who was charged with child abuse. She posted a $2,500 bond a day later. She beat the child with a belt, and...
  • 50 Shades of Wimpy Men: Feminism Leave Women Longing for More

    02/17/2015 6:24:27 PM PST · by Moseley · 71 replies
    BARBWIRE.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    Fifty Shades of Grey is about a steamy sexual relationship centered around bondage, dominance, and what fans call discipline. That is, the leading mans Red Room of Pain includes physical abuse, whipping, electric cattle prods, hot wax, and other acts of torture. The feminists seeking to tear down traditional society by blaming all men for a mythical rape culture are now silent while Hollywood liberals simultaneously work hard to create one. Following a familiar Hollywood pattern of making deviancy and perversion acceptable and attractive to society and defining deviancy down, the double-meaning of the word Grey includes the leading character...