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  • She Got 30 Years for Not Reporting Abuse. The Abuser Served 2

    10/09/2019 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/09/2019 | By Newser Editors and Wire Services
    (Newser) – An Oklahoma woman who has already served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just two years behind bars for abusing her children, moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend 35-year-old Tondalao Hall's 30-year prison sentence be commuted to time served. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt will now consider the recommendation. Hall's ex-boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr., pleaded guilty to abusing the children and was released on probation after a couple of years in jail. The inequity of the case has outraged women's rights groups and...
  • Worthington Learning Center employees accused of enabling attack of young girl

    09/12/2019 4:38:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    NBC 4 ^ | SEPT. 10, 2019 | NBC4 Staff, Danielle Avitable
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two Worthington Learning Center employees are under arrest after a video surfaced allegedly showing them allow a 5-year-old girl to be bullied right in front of them while they did nothing to stop it. According to Columbus Police, Emma Dietrich, 31, of Columbus, and Joshua Tennant, 27, of Columbus, are facing child endangerment charges in connection with an incident from Aug. 13. Police said a video recorded that day show Dietrich and Tennant sitting at a table in a classroom when a student is brought into the room by one of Dietrich’s older students. The video shows...
  • Clerical abuse scandal makes headlines this week across US

    08/24/2019 1:52:33 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 1 replies
    CRUX ^ | 8-16-2019 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - In addition to a tidal wave of clergy abuse cases that were filed as New York’s “look back” window took effect on Wednesday, this week also brought about new scrutiny for three members of the American hierarchy. A court spokesman said that 427 new suits were filed by the close of business on Wednesday from victims taking advantage of the Child Victim’s Act, which lifts the statute of limitations for a yearlong period for abuse claims against the Church and other institutions. By the time the window closes next August, that number is estimated to be over...
  • Suit against Boy Scouts says new abuse claims uncovered (BSA considering bankruptcy)

    08/06/2019 8:00:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 62 replies
    SenturyLink ^ | August 6, 2019 | AssociatedPress
    Lawyers bringing a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday they believe they've turned up allegations of sexual abuse against more than 350 people not previously identified in files released by the organization. Attorneys with the Abused in Scouting group filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, alleging a one-time scout leader sexually abused a minor identified only by initials. The suit alleges that the abuse of the then-12- or 13-year-old victim by an assistant scout leader started around 1974 or 1975 and continued until about 1980. It also says that the lawyers received allegations of...
  • Clergy sex abuse: the damage done when faith is weaponized

    07/29/2019 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Baptist News Global ^ | July 29, 2019 | Christa Brown
    "Get your hand off me!" I wanted to yell. But I didn't. More than a month after the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Birmingham, I am still processing something that happened there. After the For Such a Time as This Rally, abuse survivors and advocates gathered at a coffee house to decompress. It was a warm-hearted event, filled with a sense of "beloved community," and I felt gratitude to everyone who was there. There was even a lovely candle-lighting ceremony honoring me for my years of advocacy work against sexual abuse and cover-ups in the SBC. Then, as the...
  • Parents reveal BOTH of their children are transgender after they decided to transition [tr]

    07/29/2019 5:41:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 134 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 29, 2019 | Jessica Rach
    The parents of two transgender children have told how they supported them unconditionally, after they both decided to transition to the opposite sex from an early age. Ben Faryna and Sara Kaplan, from Berkeley, California, welcomed a biological daughter and then a biological son, to their family. But at the age of eight, James Kaplan, now 11, who was born a biological girl, realised he had to transition from female to male. And just a few years later Olivia Kaplan, now 7, who was biologically born a boy, realised at 4 that she wanted to transition from male to female....
  • DRAG KIDS: HOW THEIR PARENTS PROTECT THEM FROM THE HATERS

    07/23/2019 6:31:14 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 32 replies
    They’re just like any other group of parents, sharing tips, trading stories, quoting their children’s outlandish quips and laughing together. They mend costumes, survive tantrums, and drive all over to compete in various contests and shows, all while helping their children follow their dreams. But these parents are different in one important way: their kids love drag.
  • Face to Face with Brad Hall: Fighting for victims of clergy sex abuse

    07/14/2019 5:41:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Saturday, July 13, 2019 | Kent Walz
    Attorney Brad Hall, in the firm's conference room with iPhone photos he has taken. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal) Editor's note: Albuquerque attorney Brad Hall has represented more than 200 victims of priest sex abuse in New Mexico. As his years-long legal battle nears its conclusion in federal bankruptcy proceedings, Hall talked about the legal and emotional journey that began with an unlikely visit. Brad Hall was thinking about hanging it up after more than two decades as a successful plaintiff's lawyer specializing in civil rights cases. Maybe travel. Visit his kids living in exotic locations. Maybe do some writing. That all...
  • AG questions why priests released after charges

    07/09/2019 12:59:48 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    WoodTV ^ | Monday, July 8, 2019 | Ken Kolker
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As state Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that her office had charged a sixth Michigan priest with sexual assault, she questioned why some already have been released from custody. "I will say that we're seeing a pattern of personal bonds being granted in very serious cases where it has not been my experience that I've seen personal bonds on those kinds of cases," Nessel told Target 8. "I hope that people aren't getting special consideration just because they happened to have been or currently are members of the clergy," she added. On Monday, police...
  • Protesters against Maryland Drag Queen Story Hour outnumber event attendees

    06/29/2019 5:25:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 27, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    Protesters against Maryland Drag Queen Story Hour outnumber event attendees PETITION: Tell U.S. libraries to stop pushing 'drag queens' on our kids! Sign the petition here. LEXINGTON PARK, Maryland, June 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — On the Feast of Corpus Christi, Christians stood praying outside a library as a “Drag Queen Story Hour” event for kids went on inside. The three-hour-long drag queen event — organized by atheist group “Southern Maryland Secular Humanists” in conjunction with the LGBTQ organization PFLAG of Leonardtown — was held in Lexington Park, Maryland’s public library. Although a local newspaper, the St. Mary’s County Times, reported a...
  • Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

    06/24/2019 6:23:11 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2019 | Todd Shepherd
    "Mr. Undersander did not break the law, he simply abided by the rules that were in place, so he didn't defraud anybody," said Rep. Mike Conaway, Republican from Texas. "He intentionally defrauded the federal government," McGovern shot back. "That is, in my opinion, breaking the law."
  • Special Report-Cardinal Cupich Under Investigation

    06/20/2019 12:08:00 PM PDT · by Missouri gal · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 20, 2019 | Michael Voris
    Michael Voris now reveals a trove of revelations from a secret vault in the Archdiocese of Chicago which extensively exposes the homosexual network. Caught in a trail of evidence, Cardinal Bernardin was accused of homosexual rape in a case that was never investigated, and in other misconduct. Despite his claims to be fully cooperating with the Illinois Attorney General, Cardinal Blaise Cupich is further exposed for having hidden accusations against more than 500 priests. Illinois is investigating, but if only a few of the elements of the expose are proven, not only is Cupich finished, but the whole gay mafia...
  • Judge Seals Incriminating Deficiency Report that Details Abortion Horrors Committed by the...

    06/17/2019 1:37:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    OR Operation Rescue ^ | June 17, 2019 | Operation Rescue / Cheryl Sullenger
    """Judge Seals Incriminating Deficiency Report that Details Abortion Horrors Committed by the St. Louis Planned Parenthood""" St. Louis, MO – This morning Judge Michael F. Stelzer denied the motion made on behalf of the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services asking the Court to reconsider or amend the Preliminary Injunction issued on June 10, 2019, that keeps Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis operating despite its facility license having expired on May 31, 2019. Stelzer noted that the June 21, 2019, status conference set in the preliminary injunction order will still take place. The Court ordered the...
  • Brazilian mother, 27, and her lesbian lover, 28, 'tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before...

    06/16/2019 3:26:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 16, 2019 | Luke Andrews For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Brazilian mother, 27, and her lesbian lover, 28, 'tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her father' A Brazilian mother and her lesbian lover are accused of ripping off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad. Rosana Candido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, also allegedly sewed a fake female sex organ onto the body because he 'wanted to be a girl' before scraping the boy's skin off his face. They also tried to gouge out his eyes using a knife after mother Candido stabbed...
  • Archbishop Who Called for Pope Francis to Resign Now in Hiding

    06/10/2019 8:25:14 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 20 replies
    NN ^ | 06-10-19 | Pippa Monroe
    An Archbishop who wrote an explosive letter last year calling for Pope Francis to resign on the grounds he knew about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual abuse, is now in hiding.Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò alleged Francis covered for McCarrick and claimed he repealed sanctions imposed by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the late 2000s, despite Viganò telling the Pope about the abuse.
  • Meadows predicts DOJ inspector general FISA abuse report will be late due to new developments

    06/09/2019 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/09/19 | Jerry Dunleavy
    **SNIP** Rep. Mark Meadows told "Sunday Morning Futures" host Maria Bartiromo that he is "not as optimistic now" after Attorney General William Barr said he anticipated Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation to be complete by early June. Horowitz and his team have been investigating alleged FISA abuse by the Justice Department and the FBI since March 2018. The inquiry includes a focus on the FBI’s handling of the unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and its extensive use in the FBI's FISA applications and renewals to target former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Barr said in April that...
  • Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses

    06/08/2019 4:40:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    BBC News, Dera Ismail Khan ^ | June 2, 2019 | M Ilyas Khan
    For more than a decade Pakistan has kept Waziristan under tightly regulated travel restrictions Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Pakistan's long battle with militants as part of the post-9/11 "war on terror". Evidence of murder and torture by soldiers and insurgents is emerging only now. The BBC has gained rare access to some of the victims. It was early in 2014 when TV news networks trumpeted a major victory in the war against the Pakistani Taliban - the killing of one of the group's most senior commanders in a night-time air raid. Adnan Rasheed and up...
  • Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    06/07/2019 7:40:00 PM PDT · by Persevero · 152 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Jan 2019 | Alex Berenson
    Most of all, advocates have told you that marijuana is not just safe for people with psychiatric problems like depression, but that it is a potential treatment for those patients. On its website, the cannabis delivery service Eaze offers the “Best Marijuana Strains and Products for Treating Anxiety.” “How Does Cannabis Help Depression?” is the topic of an article on Leafly, the largest cannabis website. But a mountain of peer-reviewed research in top medical journals shows that marijuana can cause or worsen severe mental illness, especially psychosis, the medical term for a break from reality. Teenagers who smoke marijuana regularly...
  • Canada 'complicit in race-based genocide' of indigenous women

    06/04/2019 4:24:01 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | June 3, 2019 | BBC
    Canada is complicit in a "race-based genocide" against indigenous women, a government inquiry has found. The report cited research finding indigenous women were 12 times more likely to be killed or to disappear than other women in Canada. The inquiry blamed the crisis on deep-rooted colonialism and state inaction. Among more than 200 recommendations is a call for all Canadians to help end violence, including by learning indigenous history. The 1,200-page document released Monday is the culmination of almost three years of hearings and research by the inquiry into disproportionate violence faced by indigenous women and girls in Canada. Red...
  • Police seized 57 items from Saginaw Diocese during raid, including 'victim list'

    06/04/2019 1:21:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    MLive Media Group ^ | June 3, 2019 | Cole Waterman, Cole_Waterman@mlive.com
    SAGINAW, MI – When police executed search warrants at three Catholic Diocese of Saginaw properties last year during an investigation into claims of sexual abuse of minors, documents show they seized nearly 60 items of evidence. Among them, located in the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet at diocese headquarters, was a file labeled “victim list.” That information is contained in search warrant paperwork detailing what police seized during the March 2018 raid. The paperwork was recently unsealed and copies were obtained by MLive and The Saginaw News. The list of confiscated property shows investigators took 57 items during the...