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  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • GOP Rep: Obama Administration's OSHA Targeting Non-Union Plants with Inspectors Accompanied by..

    04/10/2014 4:03:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/09/14 | Breitbart TV
    "GOP Rep: Obama Administration's OSHA Targeting Non-Union Plants with Inspectors Accompanied by Union Reps" On Wednesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) laid out an argument that this administration is using the inspection powers of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to target non-union plants in South at far more disproportionate rate than anywhere else in the country. She added that also these OSHA inspectors were being accompanied by union representatives to non-union shops.
  • Catholic high school suspends teacher following sexual abuse allegations

    04/04/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/4/14 | Archdiocese of Baltimore
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archbishop Curley High School have received an allegation involving Mrs. Lynette Trotta, 33. Ms. Trotta has been a science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School since January 2007. Ms. Trotta is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a current student during the current school year. A number of weeks ago, Annette Goodman, the school’s librarian, learned about the allegation. Maryland law and the policies of the Archdiocese and Archbishop Curley High School require that allegations of child abuse be reported to civil authorities and to the head of the school as soon...
  • ‘Empowering’? Video shows Duke pornstar and ‘feminist’ being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 ( – During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling “empowered” and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. “My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,” Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website last month. “For me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.” “It is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • 3 children starving, 1 chained to floor (Salinas CA)

    03/21/2014 6:50:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT
    Three starving children—including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food—were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said. All three—two boys and a girl—were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday. Authorities discovered them in the Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 after two of the young people missed appointments, according to several published reports. […] Eraca Dwan Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and...
  • Former Pentagon watchdog: Obama administration littered with deceit

    03/10/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 3/10/14 | M.D. Kittle
    Yes, government waste, fraud and abuse are the triplet children of incompetence, greed and unbridled ambition. But these sins of public trust begin and end with dishonesty. And Joseph E. Schmitz has seen a lot of lying by the government to taxpayers in his lengthy legal career. Schmitz, who served as inspector general of the U.S. Department of Defense from 2002-05, in an interview with said, “no political party has a monopoly on waste, fraud and abuse and corruption.” But he said he has seen some troubling patterns of deceit in the Obama administration. Exhibit A, according to the...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 5:23:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 4 2014 | By Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.... Her complaint alleges that "from time to time" in the past, her husband "has battered [her] and the parties' minor children," though she has not previously sought an injunction against him.
  • Lauderhill Mother Gave Children NyQuil, Sleeping Pills Before Leaving for Work: Deputies

    03/01/2014 5:42:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/28/14
    A Lauderhill mother is being charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she gave her children sleeping pills and NyQuil before leaving them home alone to go to [strip at a club].... Police said they found the children were left without power and an investigation revealed they had been left alone several times without access to food or phone.
  • SC officer shoots man reaching for cane

    02/27/2014 9:10:59 AM PST · by DariusBane · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Associated Press
    “The situation is very unfortunate,” Faris said, reading from a statement at a news conference. “It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.”
  • Florida child porn suspect admits to molesting Boy Scouts on camping trips: cops

    02/21/2014 7:39:07 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, February 21, 2014, 9:03 AM | Lee Moran
    "Authorities say Fleetwood Peeples, 76, confessed to abusing and taking nude photos of young boys while they were in his care in the early 1980s."
  • Four teens facing charges after allegedly torturing boy

    02/18/2014 9:39:25 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 02/18/2014 | Colin Miner
    Drugs and ignorance is not a good combination. That's the conclusion of several law enforcement sources after looking into the case of four teenagers facing kidnapping and assault charges after they allegedly lured another teen to a shed in Southeast Portland and tortured him for several hours. Those under arrest are three boys and a girl. The youngest is 14. Two of them are 15 and one is 17. They were arraigned Tuesday, and the grand jury started hearing the case on Thursday. The 14-year-old is described as the ring-leader. The target of the teens is a 14-year-old that they...
  • Civil Rights Lawsuit Alleges Deputies Burned Man's Genitals With Taser

    02/09/2014 5:21:27 PM PST · by DariusBane · 50 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 2/9/2014 | Christina Cocca and Gadi Schwartz
    The lawsuit claims the confrontation began when the alleged victim's father accidentally dropped a cigarette onto the ground A Southern California man is accusing Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in a federal civil rights lawsuit of attacking him and using a Taser on his genitals while his mother watched. Daniel Johnson, 26, filed the lawsuit in January against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after deputies allegedly threw him to the ground and attacked him for asking if he could pick up his father's cigarette to avoid a fine. Johnson was cooking dinner at his mother's Altadena home on Dec....
  • Woody Allen's daughter...details how he sexually abused her in open letter [Hollywood Perversion]

    02/03/2014 1:34:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 140 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 2/2/14 | Rich Schapiro
    Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, in a wrenching letter, describes in stomach-churning detail how the iconic film director sexually abused her. “When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” wrote Dylan Farrow, who is now 28. “He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.” “He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go...
  • Abuse inquiry could face legal challenges (Ireland)

    01/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 3 replies
    Derry Journal ^ | 1/21/2014
    A new inquiry investigating allegations of abuse at two care homes run by the Catholic Church in Derry could face legal challenges, it’s emerged. The Historical Institional Abuse Inquiry is examining claims of abuse at 13 institutions across the North - including St Joseph’s Boys’ Home, Termonbacca, and Nazareth House Children’s Home, Bishop Street, Derry. The public hearings stage of the inquiry, which began last week, is being held in Banbridge, County Down, and is expected to last for 18 months. Two Catholic orders - including the Sisters of Nazareth, which ran the Derry homes - have already apologised for...
  • Los Angeles Attorney: Many Abuse Claims Against Catholic Priests are ‘Entirely False’

    01/18/2014 11:23:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 398 replies ^ | January 2, 2011 |
    Los Angeles Attorney Declares Rampant Fraud, Many Abuse Claims Against Catholic Priests are ‘Entirely False’ January 2, 2011 By TheMediaReport.comIn a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations are completely false.Counselor Steier has played a role in over one hundred investigations involving Catholic clergy in Los Angeles. In his missive Mr. Steier relayed:"One retired F.B.I. agent who worked with me to investigate many claims...
  • Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!

    01/19/2014 9:12:26 AM PST · by DariusBane · 196 replies ^ | 01/19/2014 | Mr. Lunk
    A Metro passenger used his cell phone's video camera to capture a confrontation between a woman and two LA County sheriff's deputies on a bus in Bellflower.
  • Bleeding puppy filmed being dragged down the street by its owner..

    01/16/2014 10:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    A 28-year-old man from Los Angeles is facing two charges of animal cruelty over a video that allegedly showed him dragging a puppy down a street. Dossey James is being held on $145,000 bail after a concerned passerby, who filmed the incident, contacted police. The heartbreaking footage shows a tiny bull terrier type puppy being dragged along on its stomach by its leash.
  • ‘Conservatives Need to Run’: Beck Says Christie Scandal Is ‘Everything We Despise’ in Barack Obama

    01/13/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 9, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Thursday likened New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s bridge scandal to a long list of scandals tied to President Obama, saying both illustrate “why you don’t give so much power to the government.” “The ends justify the means,” Beck said. “This Chris Christie story is everything we despise in Barack Obama.” Members of Christie’s staff are accused of closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as a way to get back at Mayor Mark Sokolich, who did not support Christie’s re-election bid. Beck referenced a CNN interview in which DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claimed the president’s purported...
  • Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Focusing on the Poor

    01/12/2014 3:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2014 | Frances D'Emilio
    Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals Sunday, choosing 19 men from around the world, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief the church must pay more attention to the poor. But advocates for victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergy said they felt let down that Francis didn't unequivocally embrace their calls that prelates who hadn't made a clean break with past practices of covering up pedophile behavior never be promoted. Francis read out the 19 names to a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square....
  • Florida trio pimped 13-year-old girl, made her strip at Miami Beach club: cops

    01/11/2014 6:33:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, and DeWayne Ward, 18, are accused of keeping the teen against her will for nearly a month. They forced her to have sex with men for money, and then made her strip at Club Madonna in Miami Beach. The trio kept all the money she made, cops say... Cops collared three scumbags they say forced a 13-year-old girl to prostitute herself and strip at a seedy Miami Beach jiggle joint for money the alleged pimps took for their own. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, kept the teen against...
  • Maine Welfare Cash Spent in All 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

    01/07/2014 12:28:45 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | 1/7/14 | Steve Robinson
    They may be on welfare, but that doesn’t stop them from vacationing. According to an analysis of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Maine welfare cash has been spent in every other state in the Union, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Department of Health and Human Services records related to TANF, a program intended to provide cash assistance to low-income families, was obtained by The Maine Wire pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request. The data includes three years’ worth of transactions involving Maine Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the debit cards that carry benefits...
  • Madonna posts picture of 13-year-old son with liquor

    01/07/2014 7:08:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Madonna posted a picture of her 13-year-old son Rocco Ritchie holding a bottle of gin Saturday on Instagram, according to the New York Daily News. "The party has just begun!" Madonna captioned the shot, which included two of Rocco's apparently underage friends holding bottles of vodka. Note to self: Tear up kids' invites to birthday parties at Madonna's house. According to E! News, the photo was taken in the Swiss Alps where the legal drinking age is 16. But, in her defense, Madonna probably never went to math class. Of course, people immediately criticized Madonna on Instagram, prompting her to...
  • Is Sexual Abuse a Catholic Problem Only? (Spotlights Leave Many Other Things in Darkness)

    04/22/2010 3:21:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 544+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Recent revelations of clergy sex abuse cases here and abroad have caused great distress among the people of God. There is simply no excuse for such offenses that can satisfy, and there should not be. The crime is bad enough but further charges of cover up cause even more distress and anger.But while the Church remains in the media focus, questions should also arise in the minds of all observers. Is the Church the only place where such things take place?Are the Church and Catholic Clergy worse offenders than, say, non-Catholic denominations and clergy, or public schools, or sports teams,...
  • Atlantic City Cop Ordered to Pay $250,000 From Own Pocket to Citizen He Abused

    12/28/2013 6:47:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 22 December, 2013 | Carlos Miller
    We’ve seen so many police abuse lawsuits settled before making it to trial where cops admit no wrongdoing while guiltily dishing out thousands of taxpayer dollars that it’s surprising to see one actually make it to trial.And it’s absolutely flabbergasting to see it result in a cop ordered personably liable.The cop is none other than Sterling Wheaton of the Atlantic City Police Department, whom we became familiar with back in September when he drove up to a group of five fellow officers beating on a suspect and sicced his dog on him in an incident caught on surveillance video.Then we...
  • The Obamacare ‘Shotgun Wedding’—Marry or Lose Your Home

    12/19/2013 7:07:25 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 39 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | December 19, 2013 | Edward Morrissey
    The problem with solutions is that few of them tend to be perfect, even if they act in a mostly benign manner. Actions produce reactions, a principle as true in politics as it is in physics, and those tend to multiply when solutions increase in complexity. The nature of these unintended consequences changes dramatically when complex “solutions” turn out to be poorly designed and incompetently administered. The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has provided many real-world examples of this, but perhaps none so “unintended” as the consequences discovered by the Seattle Times this weekend. Carol Ostrom, The Times’ health...
  • Nine-year-old boy chained to a tree, stripped and whipped by his father in freezing 5C temperatures

    12/16/2013 9:56:38 PM PST · by Tom87 · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2003 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>Covered in bruises, his skin red and smarting, this sobbing eight-year-old has just been stripped to his underwear, tied to a tree and beaten by his father.</p>
  • Del. Creating Hoarding Task Force

    12/10/2013 12:14:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 90 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12/10/13 | AP or WBOC
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state of Delaware is working to set up a task force to help residents with a hoarding problem. As many as 45,000 people in the state are estimated to have problems with hoarding. In advance of the hoarding task force, the state is creating an advisory panel to try to determine stakeholders who may be able to offer input into hoarding issues.
  • For Roger Mahony, clergy abuse cases were a threat to agenda

    12/01/2013 3:33:53 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/1/2013 | Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers, Victoria Kim
    From the start of his tenure as the leader of L.A.'s Catholics, Roger Mahony had ambitious plans for the archdiocese. But clergy molestation claims were vying for his attention. A year after arriving in Los Angeles, the youngest archbishop in the U.S. Catholic Church had a schedule and an agenda befitting a presidential candidate. Roger Mahony raced around the city in a chauffeured sedan, exhorting labor leaders to support immigrant rights and rallying hundreds against a proposed prison in Boyle Heights. Where his predecessors had talked up praying the rosary, Mahony touted his positions on nuclear disarmament and Middle East...
  • Obama responds to IRS abuse scandal by adding more regulations to abuse

    11/26/2013 7:10:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    The problem with the IRS abuse scandal, in which the government agency was found to be systematically discriminating against conservative non-profits, is that a complex and vague campaign finance law system gives the government powers it shouldn’t have to decide which citizens are worthy of organizing for political speech and which are not. Lois Lerner, whose boss is an ideological president who was constantly saying Tea Party groups were doing shady things with their money, was in a position to make value judgments about what kind of political speech should be allowed the favor of the federal government. That’s a...
  • Corey Feldman tells of Hollywood sex abuse horror

    10/26/2013 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | October 25, 2013 | Postmedia News
    Former child and teen movie star Corey Feldman is pulling back the curtain on the horrific sexual abuse he and late friend Corey Haim endured at the hands of Hollywood pedophiles.
  • Shocking moment woman shoved face-first into a concrete jail cell bench by cop (Warning: Graphic)

    10/12/2013 3:46:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies ^ | 10-10-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A woman is suing a police officer and the town of Skokie, Illinois, after she was seriously injured when a cop threw her into a jail cell face-first following a drunk driving arrest. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, claims in a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, that excessive force was used in the incident and that she needed reconstructive surgery to 'replace the bones that had been shattered' after being pushed into the cell on March 10. The video of the incident clearly shows the 47-year-old being roughly shoved into the cell by an officer, who was later identified as Michael Hart....
  • The Battered American

    10/09/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 18 replies
    Free Republic | October 9, 2013 | Art in Idaho
    It’s been 8 days since the WWII veterans were locked out of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. A plethora of restrictions, blockages and shut downs have blanketed the nation since then. They are for the expressed purpose of, as one Park Ranger put it, “Make life as difficult for people as we can.” What kind of administration orders that? What is their end game? Regardless, the result is a lot of pain and suffering for people directly involved in the shutdowns and restrictions. Is this behavior abusive? It certainly appears to be promulgated to produce the maximum...
  • Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse

    09/27/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 33 replies
    RNS ^ | 09/26/2013 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse Sarah Pulliam BaileyAUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The Christian mission field is a “magnet” for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor who investigates abuse said Thursday (Sept. 26) to a room of journalists.While comparing evangelicals to Catholics on abuse response, ”I think we are worse,” he said at the Religion Newswriters Association conference, saying too many evangelicals had “sacrificed the souls” of young victims.“Protestants can be very arrogant when pointing to Catholics,”  said Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE),...
  • $5.25m For Senate Hair Care & 21 Other Ways Politicians Are Living The High Life At Your Expense

    09/26/2013 5:38:04 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 26 September, 2013 | by Tyler Durden
    If you want to live the high life, you don't have to become a rap star, a professional athlete or a Wall Street banker. All it really takes is winning an election. Right now, more than half of all the members of Congress are millionaires, and most of them leave "public service" far wealthier than when they entered it. Since most of them have so much money, you would think that they would be willing to do a little "belt-tightening" for the sake of the American people. After all, things are supposedly "extremely tight" in Washington D.C. right now. In...
  • Former church custodian sentenced for sexually assaulting girl, 7, says she 'tempted' him

    09/18/2013 5:51:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    CharlestonDailyMail ^ | Cheryl Caswell
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A former church custodian was sentenced to 15 to 35 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a young family member. Charles Brainard Hogan, 58, of Cross Lanes gave a lengthy statement to Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib, telling a courtroom full of people that they had all sinned. "Romans 3:23 says 'for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,'" Hogan said. "So nobody in this court can say they have not committed any kind of sin, because if they do they are a liar." Hogan said he engaged in sexual acts...
  • Republicans say IRS e-mails from Lois Lerner show ‘abuse of power’

    09/13/2013 9:26:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | By Josh Hicks
    House Republicans on Thursday rekindled a months-old controversy by releasing what they described as new evidence that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for political reasons. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, revealed e-mails that he said show “high-level IRS employees in Washington were abusing their power to prevent conservative groups from organizing and carrying out their missions.” In one message, IRS official Lois Lerner told her staff: “Tea Party matter very dangerous. This could be the vehicle to go to court on the issue of whether [a Supreme Court decision] overturning the...
  • A Child's Change [Confused Boy Abused, Allowed to Live as Little Girl]

    09/13/2013 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 9/12/13
    ... Patricia and Eduardo have three sons. Patricia: "Very healthy, happy, normal situation." But they started to notice something was different with their youngest, Manuel, before he was a year old.... With nowhere else to turn, they sought out a psychologist. They were told they had a transgender child... Rachel Sottile, YES Institute: "That's really at the source of everything, is fear. 'Does that mean my child is going to be gay? Does that mean my child's a freak?'" Rachel Sottile is with the YES Institute, a non-profit organization aimed at educating people on gender and orientation. She says kids...
  • Adoptive parents of Ethiopian girl who died of hypothermia and starvation...

    09/12/2013 3:26:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Adoptive parents of Ethiopian girl who died of hypothermia and starvation in their backyard found GUILTY of manslaughter A Washington state couple were convicted of manslaughter Monday in the gruesome starvation and hypothermia death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia. A jury found Larry Williams, of Sedro-Woolley, guilty of first-degree manslaughter, while his wife, Carri Williams, was found guilty of homicide by abuse as well as manslaughter. The jury also convicted them both of assault and each faces a possible life sentence. Hana Williams died in May 2011 in the backyard of the couple's home, where...
  • Family dog sniffs out baby abuser, hidden tape leads to confession

    09/12/2013 9:41:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    My Fox Alabama ^ | 9/12/13 | Harve Jacobs
    A couple says their dog sniffed out a baby abuser in their home, the woman who was supposed to be caring for their seven month old son. The babysitter, 22-year-old Alexis Khan pleaded guilty to assault and battery Monday afternoon in Charleston County Circuit Court. Benjamin and Hope Jordan hired Khan to babysit their son Finn last year after they moved to Charleston. They say Khan came up clean in a background check... "About five months into her being our baby sitter, we started to notice that our dog was very protective of our son when she would come in...
  • Chilling video shows mother of two screaming in horror as police officers...

    A video has surfaced showing Florida police officers slamming a 44-year-old woman onto the hood of a police car and then onto the ground with such force that she suffered a broken orbital bone in her face, a bloody nose and multiple other injuries. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted from overseas

    09/09/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-9-13 | Meghan Towhey
    When a Liberian girl proves too much for her parents, they advertise her online and give her to a couple they’ve never met. Days later, she goes missing. KIEL, Wisconsin – Todd and Melissa Puchalla struggled for more than two years to raise Quita, the troubled teenager they'd adopted from Liberia. When they decided to give her up, they found new parents to take her in less than two days – by posting an ad on the Internet. Nicole and Calvin Eason, an Illinois couple in their 30s, saw the ad and a picture of the smiling 16-year-old. They were...
  • Adopted girl says mother forced her to dig her own grave

    09/09/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    NBC and Reuters ^ | Monica Alba, Kate Snow and Mark Schone
    A Tennessee woman says that when her adoptive parents gave her away to new parents at age 14, she and 17 other adoptive kids in her “nightmarish” new home were sometimes forced to dig their own “graves” in the backyard and scrub the floor with toothbrushes. “’Get out and go dig your own grave,” Nora Gateley, now 26, says her new mother told her. “’I don’t care if you die. Nobody will find you. You were not even here in the first place.” Advertise | AdChoices Americans have adopted nearly a quarter million children from overseas since the late 1990s,...
  • The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back

    09/05/2013 7:24:25 PM PDT · by shego · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/5/13 | Bruce Schneier
    Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us. By subverting the internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered and robust surveillance platform, the NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. The companies that build and manage our internet infrastructure, the companies that create and sell us our hardware and software, or the companies that host our data: we can no longer trust them to be ethical internet stewards. This is not the internet the world needs, or the internet its creators envisioned. We need to take it back. And by we, I mean the engineering community....
  • Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

    09/05/2013 6:26:07 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 4, 2013 | Andrea Petersen
    <p>Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study.</p> <p>A good, warm relationship with Mom and Dad doesn't protect teens from the negative effects of parents' yelling, cursing or lobbing insults, such as calling teens "lazy" or "stupid," the study found. Conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, the study was published Wednesday on the journal Child Development's website.</p>
  • Dozens of bodies buried at former Florida boys school to be exhumed

    09/02/2013 6:08:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 9/2/13
    This weekend, Florida will begin digging into its tragic past as anthropologists start unearthing what they believe are the remains of dozens of children buried on the grounds of a former reform school. The exhumations at the Dozier School for Boys —which closed in 2011 —are the culmination of years of controversy surrounding the reform school and a mythology that has taken on a life of its own. Rightly or wrongly, the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna —just west of Tallahassee —has become synonymous with the school and its dark past. Some of those who were once sent to Dozier...
  • DOJ Intimidation of Journalists and Sources. Selective Enforcement and Threats.

    08/28/2013 7:27:16 PM PDT · by Rick Wells
    The Free Patriot ^ | 08/29/2013 | Rick Wells
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. and President Obama will attempt to channel MLK but will ultimately fail. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who believed in uniting people, not dividing them and for peaceful, non-violent protest. Obama serves as a stark contrast through his actions.Where Martin Luther King sought to unite, Obama seeks to divide. Where King desired to raise all people up, Obama desires to keep them down. MLK saw the inherent dignity of man, while Obama only sees a serf who needs the State to...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Court Officer Sexually Assaulting, Then Arresting Mother ..

    08/26/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7-27-2013 | McMurry
    A CBS affiliate in Clark County, Nevada, has uncovered video of a disturbing incident in family court, in which a mother present for a routine proceeding is sexually assaulted and then arrested in full view of the court. An internal investigation has since revealed that both the harassment and its alleged cover-up may be part of a wider problem of abuse within the family court system. The initial events took place in 2011, when Monica Contreras was led from the court into a waiting room for a supposed, though unexplained, drug search. She then says a court marshal named Ron...
  • The Dark Side of Wives Submitting to Husbands

    08/09/2013 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    chrismanews ^ | J. Lee Grady
    During a past ministry trip to Hungary, I heard a painfully familiar story. Through a translator, a tearful young woman living near Budapest explained that her Christian husband was angrily demanding her absolute submission. This included, among other things, that she clean their house according to his strict standards and that she engage in sexual acts with him that made her feel uncomfortable and dirty. This lady was not demanding her rights or trying to be disrespectful. She was a godly, humble woman who obviously wanted to please the Lord. But she had been beaten to a pulp emotionally, and...
  • DCF Investigating Use of Physical Force at Adolescent Center [Kids Say Facility Drugged Them]

    08/09/2013 3:20:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Department of Children and Families, the Agency for Healthcare Administration and the Broward Sheriff's Office are launching an investigation into allegations about the use of physical and chemical restraints at a Pembroke Pines psychiatric facility. It started with an April 28 incident captured on-camera inside Citrus Center for Adolescent Treatment involving a 14-year-old patient who is a ward of the state and a Pembroke Pines police officer. On the video, a female staff member can be seen poking the patient in the back as she's walking. When an officer grabs the patient's arm, she throws a punch. The officer...
  • Anger Management: Over 33 Percent of Americans Verbally or Physically Abuse Their Computers

    08/06/2013 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | 8/2/2013 | Hot Hardware
    It doesn't matter if you're a saint or a frequent sinner, a sailor with a potty mouth or a monk who took a vow of silence. If you own a computer, then at some point you've belted out a line of obscenities that would make Andrew Dice Clay wince in astonishment. PCs have a way of bringing out the worst in us when things go wrong, and according to a recent nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Crucial in June 2013, some even tend to get physical. Out of over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older...