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  • 'Show Dogs' to remove scenes after accusations that movie 'grooms children for sexual abuse'

    05/26/2018 5:09:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 5/23/18 | KATE FELDMAN
    NEW YORK - "Show Dogs" is making some edits after allegations that the kids movie promoted a harmful message about sexual abuse. "Responding to concerns raised by moviegoers and some specific organizations, Global Road Entertainment has decided to remove two scenes from the film 'Show Dogs' that some have deemed not appropriate for children," the distribution company said in a statement to the Daily News Wednesday. **SNIP** "Show Dogs," starring Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci, features a minor plot about Max, the Rottweiler police dog who goes undercover at a dog...
  • Women file complaint after being abused by Women of the Wall

    05/25/2018 4:01:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/18
    A dozen women and teens filed police complaint against Women of the Wall (WoW), after WoW members verbally abused and physically pushed Orthodox worshipers last week. Earlier that day, hundreds of traditional women arrived at the Kotel (Western Wall) to pray. Kotel security had designated an area for WoW to pray so as to prevent confrontation. However, WoW members refused to comply and pushed their way among the traditional women. WoW members came over to a group of women and teens already in the middle of prayer, told them to get up and clear out a space for them. When...
  • Australian archbishop guilty of covering up sex child abuse

    05/24/2018 10:19:34 AM PDT · by buffyt · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2018 | Samantha Beech, Sarah Faidell and Bard Wilkinson
    An Australian archbishop is facing up to two years in prison after being convicted of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest in the 1970s. Archbishop Philip Wilson is the highest ranking Catholic official to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse, part of a global scandal which has dogged the Vatican for decades. The 67-year-old archbishop of Adelaide was found guilty of having concealed the abuse of altar boys by a pedophile priest colleague, James Fletcher, in the 1970s, when he was an assistant parish priest in the state of New South Wales. Wilson's legal team argued that...
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • U.S. Open winning golfer and wife who 'beat him because he played a poor round' are back together

    05/18/2018 9:51:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2018 | Jose Lambiet
    Just days after his wife allegedly beat him and his mother over his lackluster performance at the Player's Championship, PGA star Lucas Glover is living back home with his spouse, can reveal. Krista Glover was seen at the couple's $1.75 million mansion in an exclusive neighborhood near Jupiter, Florida on Thursday afternoon. She declined to be interviewed, but the golfer confirmed to that he and his wife are trying to patch things up. Speaking from the driveway of his 4,200 sq ft home Lucas said: 'We're here together. We're working on it. Everything is fine.' On Sunday, Krista...
  • Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

    05/18/2018 6:53:19 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit that all 31 active bishops in Rome had signed a document offering to resign.
  • 10 Children Living Amid Feces Were Tortured For 'Sadistic Purpose,' Police Say

    05/16/2018 10:08:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 15 May 18 | Sasha Ingber
    Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers, allegedly kept their 10 children in a squalid California home. Police charged Allen with torture and Rogers with neglect. Behind closed doors, 10 children were living in a California home strewn with feces and rotten food. They were also physically abused for a "sadistic purpose," said Solano County Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry. That conclusion was drawn after police received a report that the oldest child had gone missing. Officers arrived at the house on March 31 and found nine children — ranging in age from 4 months to 11 years —...
  • Michigan State to Pay Out $500 Million In Settlements To Larry Nassar Abuse Victims

    05/16/2018 9:59:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    SI ^ | May 16, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Michigan State will spend at least $500 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits with surviving victims of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, according to the Detroit Free Press. Nassar abused about 300 victims, according to court records observed by the Free Press. Nassar was sentenced up to 175 years on Michigan state charges of sexual assault, to go along with a sentence of 40 to 125 years in prison on three counts of sexual assault with another 60–year sentence on federal child-pornography charges.
  • Lucas Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence; reportedly attacked him for bad round (PGA)

    05/15/2018 3:20:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | May 15, 2018 | Joel Beall
    PGA Tour player Lucas Glover was attacked by his wife during the Players Championship, according to police reports. Following the tournament's third round, Krista Glover was arrested and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest. Police arrived to a residence rented by the Glovers on Saturday night due to a disturbance 911 call. A document from the St. Johns County Sheriff's department states Lucas was berated by his wife for his poor play (he shot a third-round 78 for a MDF—made cut, did not finish). In the report. Lucas told deputies "when he plays a bad round of golf, Krista...
  • Man Jailed For Beating Mom With Light Saber

    05/08/2018 11:15:36 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 24 replies
    Zenith News ^ | May 8, 2018 | Staff Writer
    “Joan could not say why Andrew struck her with the saber,” police noted. The 6’ 4”, 330-pound Vargas owns many other light sabers, his mother told investigators.
  • Four women accuse Schneiderman of sexual harassment, abuse (NY Atty Gen)

    05/07/2018 4:32:56 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5-7-18 | Chris Perez
    Four women have come forward and accused Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of sexual harassment and abuse, claiming he would get drunk and attack them during sex — punching and choking them without their permission. The women — two of them on the record — described in detail to the New Yorker the violence they faced at the hands of the AG, who has become one of the leading voices against sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. “You cannot be a champion of women when you are hitting them and choking them in bed, and saying to...
  • Judge hands defeat to Mueller team in Russian troll farm case

    05/05/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/5/18 | D Chaitin
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was handed a small defeat Saturday when a judge rejected their request to postpone the first court hearing regarding charges against several Russian companies and Russian citizens that they charge with attempting to use social media to meddle in the 2016 election. An arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the three Russian companies Mueller accused of contributing to a Russian troll farm operation to spread discord online during the presidential contest. Mueller's team asked for a delay on Friday because it was unclear whether the firm had formally accepted...

    04/17/2018 5:53:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Tabletmag ^ | 4/05/18 | Lee Smith
    The accusation that the Obama administration used information gleaned from classified foreign surveillance to smear and blackmail its political opponents at home has gained new traction in recent days, after reports that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have been rifling through classified transcripts for over a year that could have included information about Donald Trump and his associates. While using resources that are supposed to keep Americans safe from terrorism for other purposes may be a dereliction of duty, it is no more of a crime than spending all day on Twitter instead of doing your job. The...
  • Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

    04/12/2018 9:05:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kctv5 ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Daniel Barnett
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an "entirely consensual relationship." But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair says Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid. The woman's graphic testimony was revealed in a report released Wednesday by a special Missouri legislative committee that now is expanding its mission to recommend whether lawmakers should begin impeachment proceedings to try to remove the Republican governor from office.
  • Woman pimped, drugged kids with meth, beat them with bat

    03/28/2018 7:06:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    WEAU News Wisconson ^ | Mar 23, 2018 | WEAU
    A woman is accused of getting paid in meth, cocaine and money to allow men to sexually assault two children for about nine years in Eau Claire. Michelle Mayer, 39, is charged with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child- party to a crime, in Eau Claire County Court Thursday. According to a criminal complaint, Mayer allowed men to come to a home on Eddy Lane in Eau Claire over the course of nine years to sexually and physically abuse two children starting at the ages of 6 and 9 years old. The owner of the home told...
  • DOJ Launches PROBE Into FISA Warrant 'ABUSE' Against Trump Campaign

    03/28/2018 1:42:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 03/28/18 | Sean Hannity
    The Inspector General of the US Justice Department announced Wednesday his plans to launch a thorough investigation into allegations the DOJ and FBI misused sensitive material when obtaining FISA warrants against senior Trump officials. “The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person,” said a statement obtained by Fox News. “As part of this examination, the OIG also will review information...
  • Giddy Up – DOJ Admits They Have a Grand Jury Empaneled in FBI and DOJ Investigation…

    03/22/2018 7:43:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 193 replies
    Today chairman Bob Goodlatte sends a formal subpoena to the DOJ (Inspector General Michael Horowitz) for documents regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommendation to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. However, it’s not the subpoena that should make the news. Pay close attention to the DOJ response: Chad Pergram @ChadPergram DoJ on Hse Judiciary Cmte's subpoenas: We are individually reviewing the remaining documents to ensure that they do not include grand jury information, information about ongoing law enforcement actions involving...
  • Officers Praised For Saving Thrown Baby

    03/05/2018 2:56:23 PM PST · by Mark · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/4/2018 | Gene Kang and Rick Montanez
    Police say that the 3-week-old boy's father spiked him to the ground like a football. Short video at link.
  • Britain flooded with super-strength cannabis which could be driving mental health problems

    02/27/2018 5:25:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 February 2018 • 10:30PM | Sarah Knapton
    Nearly all cannabis on Britain’s streets is now super-strength skunk that could be fueling the rise in mental health problems, scientists have warned. Researchers at King’s College London tested almost 1,000 police seizures from Kent, Derbyshire, Merseyside, Sussex and the capital in 2016, and found 94 percent were of a dangerously high potency. In 2005, just 51 percent of cannabis sold on the street was sinsemilla, also known as skunk. Dr. Marta Di Forti, Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist at King’s College warned that the powerful drug placed Britain’s 2.1 million cannabis users at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression,...
  • Turkey’s accusations against Muslim not reciprocated (former PYD Co-chair Saleh Muslim)

    02/27/2018 1:33:34 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANF News (Prague, CZ) ^ | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018, 14:03 | ANF PRAGUE
    The Turkish state’s accusations against former PYD Co-chair Saleh Muslim were not reciprocated by the Czechia’s judiciary. Muslim was released without any conditions. Former PYD Co-chair Saleh Muslim who had been taken into custody in Prague this weekend on Turkey’s demand faced a judge today. The hearing was held in the Prague Municipal Court and Muslim was released. Turkey’s accusations with no legal base were not reciprocated by the court. Judge Jaroslav Pytloun didn’t comment on the verdict. Sources close to the case say the court didn’t pose any conditions and ruled that Muslim can move freely within the EU...