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  • Who Doesn’t Love This Picture of Michelle Obama Hugging George W. Bush?

    09/24/2016 2:03:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/24/2016 | Tommy Christopher
    Former President George W. Bush was one of the featured speakers at Saturday’s opening of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, but it’s not his speech that’s getting all the attention. A picture taken by former White House photographer David Hume Kennerly, and featuring a content-looking Dubya being embraced by First Lady Michelle Obama, has bee getting quite a reaction on social media:
  • Navy vet, 81, held hostage by force for pension checks by addict

    07/21/2016 2:34:45 PM PDT · by HollyB · 8 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | Khaleda Rahman
    Navy veteran, 81, was held hostage in New York motel room for four years by drug addict who stole his pension checks - despite police station being right next door.
  • Two ResCare Employees Charged With Abuse of Incapacitated Adult

    07/04/2015 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Jul 03, 2015 | By Melissa Murray, Marion & Taylor County Reporter
    FAIRMONT - Two caregivers are charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult after Fairmont police said they sprayed a man with a water hose. Court documents said Melissa Shonce, 33, and Courtney Mundell, 21, were trying to get a man to come inside the ResCare facility on Mary Lou Retton Drive on June 10. When he did not, officers said the women sprayed the man with the water hose. Police said an officer received a complaint from a ResCare director.
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • Missing California woman found in Maine shack after it’s suspected she was swindled out of home

    10/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10-12-14 | Nina Golgowski
    Sarah Cheiker disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89 and was found in 2012, taken away by a family after they sold her house and spent the money, say authorities. Three people have since been arrested on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a dependent person. An elderly Los Angeles woman reported missing four years ago was found in a desolate shack in Maine after she was allegedly swindled out of her home and dumped there by a trio of thieves, it was reported this week. Sarah Cheiker, who disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89, was...
  • Two teenage nursing assistants 'filmed themselves laughing as they beat up.....

    03/15/2014 3:18:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    FULL TITLE: Two teenage nursing assistants 'filmed themselves laughing as they beat up 98-year-old woman in care home they worked at' Two teenage girls have been charged with abuse after filming themselves laughing as they hit an elderly resident at the Illinois care home they worked in. Chemyra Barnett and Jacqueline Santos, who are both 18, were charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping in court on Friday. The teenagers have also been banned from the Rosewood Care Center, where they were alleged to have hit a 98-year-old woman.
  • Jacquetta Simmons takes the stand, (punched Walmart cashier)

    08/24/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 31 replies
    The Batavian ^ | August 24, 2012 - 12:18am | Howard Owens
    For the first time in public, Jacquetta Simmons told her side of the story today, and in front of the one audience who's opinion of the events Dec. 24 at Walmart really matter: A jury of 12 Genesee County resident who tomorrow must decide whether a 26-year-old Simmons intentionally punched 70-year-old Grace Suozzi. Simmons, now 27, said she had no idea she even hit Suozzi until hours later. She said she was horrified to learn she had injured Suozzi and it's been a painful realization ever since. "I feel horrible about it," Simmons said during her only tearful moment on...
  • Caretaker held after man, 101, left in car in Clovis (WalMart parking lot)

    08/06/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT · by rawhide · 9 replies ^ | 8-6-12 | BoNhia Lee
    A 46-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of elder abuse after leaving a 101-year-old man in a car in front of the Walmart on West Shaw Avenue in Clovis, police said. Clovis police received a call just after 3 p.m. from someone concerned about an elderly man sitting in a vehicle in front of the store. When officers arrived, they found the 101-year-old man who appeared to be in distress from the heat. The man was at the store with a woman he called his granddaughter, but police determined the woman was his caretaker. The woman did not...
  • IRS targets, slaps liens on Rep. Daphne Campbell

    07/28/2012 1:44:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27, 2012 | Michael Sallah and Marc Caputo
    Already facing a Florida Medicaid fraud probe, state Rep. Daphne Campbell is being investigated by federal agents who are tracing hundreds of thousands of dollars through bank accounts tied to a web of family healthcare businesses, The Miami Herald has learned. The Internal Revenue Service has slapped $145,000 worth of liens on the lawmaker and her husband, Hubert Campbell. IRS agents have received dozens of documents from former business associates who say the Campbells scammed them. And an investigator called Campbell’s legislative aide to question her about her boss. The allegations, following years of legal troubles for Campbell and...
  • Northeast Philly Man Starves Elderly Father to Death: Cops

    03/17/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 3/18/2012 | NBC10
    A Northeast Philadelphia man was charged with the murder of his 82-year-old father and the severe neglect his mother by starvation, according to police. Thomas Hauck, 57, of 3419 Kirkwood Road in Torresdale, was charged with third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, felony theft and abuse of a corpse in the death of his father, according to authorities. Police say that paramedics found 82-year-old Leonard Hauck dead in the basement of the Northeast Philadelphia home. Police said it was Hauck's wife who notified authorities. The medical examiner determined on Feb. 27 that the elderly man died of dehydration and malnutrition. Police...
  • 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...
  • Legalizing assisted suicide ‘a recipe for elder abuse,’ say protesters

    11/15/2011 4:26:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    The Province ^ | 11/14/11 | Sean Sullivan
    Protesters opposed to changes in Canada’s suicide law gathered in front of the Vancouver Law Courts Monday morning, warning that legalizing assisted suicide would open the floodgates for elder abuse.A court challenge launched in B.C. Supreme Court has the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Gloria Taylor, a 63-year-old woman suffering from ALS, challenging Canada’s laws that forbid doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.Opponents, however, argue that physician-assisted suicides will see the medical system steer patients toward suicide and allow greedy children intent on inheriting their parents wealth will force them into choosing death.“In the messy real world that I work...
  • Second Teen Pleads Guilty in Home Invasion That Left Elderly Woman Badly Beaten (Scumbag Alert)

    05/17/2011 10:09:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    A teenager from Kanawha County has admitted to beating and robbing an elderly woman. UPDATE 5/16/11 @ 11:30 a.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A teenager from Kanawha County has admitted to beating and robbing an elderly woman. Shane Peck pleaded guilty Monday to robbery and assault. Click here to find out more! Peck and another teenager, Joseph Gibson, broke into Geraldine Gibson's house in Big Chimney back in March. That is when police say they beat and robbed her. Geraldine Gibson was hurt so badly she was in ICU for days after the crime. Peck and Gibson say Geraldine's son...
  • Man Charged in Fraudulent Scheme

    05/13/2011 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Deputies say Lockhart was part of a crew MASON COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in connection with a driveway paving scheme. Mason County Sheriff's Deputies tell Timothy Lockhart, 22, of Princeton, West Virginia, was arrested Wednesday. Click here to find out more! Deputies say Lockhart was part of a crew that showed up and paved an elderly couple's driveway when no one was home. When the victim returned, the men demanded she pay them $8700 for the work they had done. Deputies say the victim negotiated the men down to $6000 after she convinced them...
  • The liberal war on Veterans(elder abuse a weapon of choice)

    11/12/2010 2:16:31 PM PST · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 11/11/10 | Mainestategop
    If there is one group of people liberals hate more than conservatives and libertarians, it has to be Veterans. These brave men and women have risked their lives many becoming maimed or injured in the process of protecting our God given freedom and liberty. Is it any wonder that liberals hate them so much? Returning overseas these days veterans wont come back to find grateful godly Americans but instead America hating hippies and socialists who will spit on them and curse them for daring to fight against a nation that murders its own people for the public good and that...
  • Fred Thompson Wants Poor Old People to Buy Sleazy, Gov't-Backed Reverse Mortgages

    08/25/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT · by luckybogey · 93 replies
    Gawker ^ | August 25, 2010 | Jim Newell
    This sleazy ad has been on cable news all day. Former presidential candidate and country bear Fred Thompson wants old people to get "Absolutely FREE," government-backed reverse mortgages. What do we know about this shady company Thompson is endorsing? ...Oh right, and they're government-backed! That's how investors get paid. (Fred Thompson, a true Fiscal Conservative, makes a big point of this "full government backup" in his terrible ad.) Reverse mortgages are available to homeowners who are 62 years old or older and own their homes outright or have a substantial amount of home equity, according to the HUD site. The...
  • Madera Woman Accused of Elder Abuse Makes Court Appearance (Dreadful Story)

    02/05/2010 12:00:10 PM PST · by Enterprise · 16 replies · 633+ views
    KMPH TV, Fresno ^ | 5 FEB 2010 | Not Given
    "Lopez was discovered dead in her Madera home by police back in December; she weighed only 35 lbs at the time of her death, and was found covered in bed sores, some so deep they exposed muscle and hip bones."
  • Retirees arrested at Sen. Feinstein's LA office

    07/31/2009 8:00:40 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 88 replies · 2,811+ views
    AP ^ | July 30, 2009
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A group of retirees who refused to leave Sen. Dianne Feinstein's West Los Angeles office until she talked to them about health care reform has been arrested. Los Angeles police Sergeant Rich Brunson said Thursday that at least eight people were being taken into custody and would likely be booked for trespassing and released. Cate Engel, a spokeswoman for the group California Alliance for Retired Americans, says the activists - all between 55 and 87 years old - wanted to talk to Feinstein about strengthening Medicare and using the program as a model for health reform....
  • More SSI Scams by liberals and psychiatrists

    03/02/2009 11:56:19 AM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Several months ago, we did an expose on how innocent people are having their money taken away by unscrupulous loved ones and by Left wing Democrat government probates in the name of making them qualify for SSI over a perceived disability or dysfunction. In many cases the SSI payments went over to the perps of this atrocity as well. Well, a friend of mine involved in human rights has recently brought to the attention of several other victims. The saddest part is that it is considered legal in most cases and there is little that can be done to recover...
  • 6 Teens Charged in Nursing Home Abuse

    12/02/2008 6:49:06 PM PST · by Main Street · 59 replies · 2,341+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | December 2, 2008 | WARREN WOLFE
    The eight young women attended high school together and worked together part-time at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Albert Lea, Minn. A criminal complaint filed Monday says they also laughed together early this year as they spat in residents' mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitals and at times taunted them until they screamed -- or witnessed those events. Charged Monday with maltreatment of seven residents were Brianna Marie Broitzman, 19, who faces 11 charges, and Ashton Michelle Larson, 18, who faces 10. Neither returned calls Monday seeking a comment or the name of their attorneys. The six...
  • Liberals plan to use SSI program to steal from the poor and weak

    11/15/2008 2:10:33 PM PST · by mainestategop · 19 replies · 1,584+ views
    Been away awhile. Turns out a lot of leftists from DU, Youtube and elsewhere have come on my website to start accusing me of things I never said or meant. Gotta love public school curriculum. With Obama and the Dems taking control, I thought I should bring up an important topic, private property rights and how Democrats plan to use the SSI program in Social security to strip Americans of their assets, homes and even their jobs. The SSI or Supplemental Security Program was started by Richard Nixon in 1974 to federalize welfare. The SSI program was administered by Social...
  • How an unwanted guardianship cost a firefighter his freedom and his fortune

    06/28/2008 2:59:57 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies · 56+ views
    free press ^ | march 23 2008 | Bob Fitrakis
    Norman Baker is an American hero who has been detained against his will for more than three years. His "crime": owning too much property. 
 His sentence: a court-appointed guardianship on the brink of costing him everything he spent his life building.
  • Governor Signs Bill to Protect Hawaii's Seniors from Financial Abuse and Fraud (Linda Lingle-R)

    05/25/2007 9:38:02 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 11 replies · 363+ views ^ | 05-25-07 | Russell Pang
    HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today signed two bills into law that will help protect Hawai‘i’s senior citizens from financial abuse and fraud. The two bills, along with one signed earlier this month, are part of the Administration’s continuing effort to protect residents against scam artists, especially those who target kupuna with fraudulent investment schemes. “Defrauding our seniors is particularly deplorable since they are more vulnerable than others, as many are retired and living off their life savings,” said Governor Lingle. “Many seniors may not have a close and active support system to assist and protect them from money scams....
  • Elderly most at risk of theft by own children

    01/30/2007 3:13:11 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 8 replies · 467+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/30/07 | Sarah Womack
    Greedy middle-aged sons and daughters are the people most likely to rob their parents of money, valuables and even their homes, according to a report today. The findings, published by Action on Elder Abuse, are based on a study of calls to the charity's helpline last year. They show that far from the family being a haven for the elderly, many pensioners are victims of their close relatives' avarice and psychological cruelty. They are regarded as easy targets if they have disabilities or suffer dementia. Other "financial abusers" include friends or paid carers coming into the home on behalf of...

    07/27/2006 1:26:34 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 25 replies · 1,471+ views ^ | 27 July 2006 | Cindy Adams
    <p>July 27, 2006 -- THE Mrs. Brooke Astor story. Many of us have known for a long while that New York's all-time grandest dame has been exhibiting increased signs of fragility. She's entitled. The woman is 104.</p> <p>She is also entitled to continue her days in the style befitting one of America's greatest ladies.</p>
  • Car dealer sued over 'unconscionable' deal with elderly man

    12/15/2005 7:33:29 AM PST · by drb9 · 167 replies · 3,517+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 12/13/2005 | Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a car dealership in Boise contends that an 82-year-old man with dementia who mistakenly turned into the dealership's lot was persuaded to trade his new SUV for an economy car worth less than half as much. "The case does not pass the smell test," Boise attorney Paul Fitzer, who is representing the family, told The Idaho Statesman. "The question is whether (the transaction) offends the senses, whether it is so unconscionable as to offend the ordinary person." The lawsuit, filed Monday by the man's daughter and legal guardian in 4th District Court,...
  • Think it Couldn't Happen to You or Your Loved One? Think again.

    07/07/2005 3:18:20 PM PDT · by tutstar · 85 replies · 2,816+ views
    Justice For Florida Seniors ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2003 | JANE M. POLLACK
    WRITTEN STATEMENT OF JANE M. POLLACK BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING FEBRUARY 11, 2003 Good morning, Honorable Senators. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before this committee. I come here to testify today, in the midst of many trials and tribulations, with the hope that no other family will have to endure the nightmare that we did on behalf of my elderly aunt, Mollie Orshansky. WHO IS MOLLIE ORSHANSKY? Mollie Orshansky is a national treasure. My Aunt Mollie is renowned in the areas of statistics and economics. She is best known for her genius in...
  • International money scam targets elderly

    05/26/2005 10:04:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Thursday, May 26, 2005 | NICOLE JACOB
    LANCASTER - Most of the junk mail that 81-year-old Warren Davis receives at his Lancaster home goes into the trash can without so much as a second look. But something caught his eye three weeks ago when he opened a letter from the International Lottery Commission in Madrid, Spain. The letter claimed he was the winner of $615,810, and unlike other mail prize notices, this letter included a telephone number and fax number. Davis thought perhaps it was worth investigating. It turned out that he should have filed the letter in the garbage along with the rest of the junk...
  • Widow, 84, a prisoner in her own apartment

    05/24/2005 7:57:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 541+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/5 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Police allege 6 gang members dealt drugs from her S.F. home, even ate her senior meals. Six alleged gang members took over the Mission District apartment of an 84-year-old widow suffering from dementia and turned it into a full-scale drug house, using lookouts to keep social workers and police at bay for months, San Francisco authorities said Monday. Police arrested the alleged gang members last week and rescued the woman, who neighbors and her landlord identified as Ellen Gutierrez. Her second-floor apartment at 2265 Mission St. was filled with drugs and crack pipes, and the walls were covered with gang...
  • Dr. Rami Rodriguez -- another Terri Schiavo ?

    05/18/2005 8:44:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 130 replies · 6,778+ views
    Rami's Rangers ^ | may 18, 2005 | Rami's Rangers
    Rami (RAH-ME) is a retired American Veteran who served in the United States Army for many years, was an honored civic leader and has made his home in sunny California. Rami is a married and successful businessman, and has recently been diagnosed with a syndrome called Aphasia, making it difficult for him to communicate effectively. In October 2003, Rami approached his family for help, stating the physical, financial and mental abuse inflicted on him by his wife, Robin, of three years, that he was afraid of her and desperately wanted a divorce - she is 20 years his junior. Rami's...
  • NYC Catholic Priest Accused of Swindling Elderly Parishioner, bought home at Jersey Shore

    07/13/2004 8:55:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 90 replies · 1,894+ views
    ABC news ^ | 07.13.04
    Catholic Priest Accused of Swindling Elderly Parishioner By Lisa Colagrossi(Upper East Side-WABC, July 13, 2004) — A Manhattan priest is facing a major lawsuit today. He is accused of using his spiritual influence to swindle an elderly parishioner out of nearly half a million dollars.     From the AP: The News in Photographs Add News Headlines to Your Web Page or Corporate Intranet Eighty-eight year old Rose Pale was a devoted parishioner. She attended mass every day. The lawsuit says the monsignor at Saint John The Martyr Church on the Upper East Side betrayed her trust.  The lawsuit says that Monsignor...

    11/18/2003 9:05:07 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 44 replies · 622+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 18, 2003 | Bridget Hall Grumet
    A man speaking to two women for a moment in a front yard comprised a "social gathering" subject to a fine. By BRIDGET HALL GRUMET, Times Staff Writer Published November 18, 2003 NEW PORT RICHEY - Raymond Pemburn says he is blessed with friends. They call the 89-year-old widower in the morning, or take him to lunch, or stop by to chat if they see him outside. Sometimes they gather for dinner at his home. He just never imagined having a handful of visitors would get him in trouble with his condominium association. Today the Pointe West Condominium Association board...
  • 825.102 Abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult; penalties.--

    10/17/2003 7:55:11 PM PDT · by narses · 5 replies · 217+ views
    825.102 Abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult; penalties.-- (1) "Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult" means: (a) Intentional infliction of physical or psychological injury upon an elderly person or disabled adult; (b) An intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or psychological injury to an elderly person or disabled adult; or (c) Active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or psychological injury to an elderly person or disabled adult. A person who knowingly or willfully...
  • Wife's motives in biting disputed

    10/19/2002 10:42:16 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 5 replies · 210+ views
    Modesto Bee on line | 1029-02 | Ty Phillips
    Wife's motives in biting disputed Kelli Pratt October 19, 2002 Posted: 05:30:13 AM PDT By TY PHILLIPS BEE STAFF WRITER A mother defended her daughter on Friday, saying it was sheer exhaustion and not anything to do with sex that led to the daughter's biting attack on her feeble husband. The 65-year-old man died six days later. Preliminary autopsy results show that the attack may have contributed to his death, a spokesman for the Stanislaus County coroner's office said. Kelli Pratt's mother, who asked to remain anonymous to avoid further publicity, said her 45-year-old daughter suffers from health problems of...
  • Woman guilty of abusing elderly husband

    06/20/2002 12:49:11 PM PDT · by Glutton · 4 replies · 302+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 20 june 02 | by bill Bishop
    Woman guilty of abusing elderly husband By BILL BISHOP The Register-Guard Recommend this story to others. A jury on Wednesday convicted a 31-year-old Eugene woman for torturing her elderly, mentally ill husband with heated scissors and knives, beating and threatening him at their Santa Clara home. Dorothy Grace Jones, also known as Dorothy Grace Vega, faces up to 19 years in prison if given back-to-back prison terms for first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault, both Measure 11 crimes with mandatory sentences. The five-woman, seven-man jury deliberated for just more than two hours before convicting Jones on five charges,...