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  • Father sought in death of Brooklyn Park baby boy

    12/11/2014 5:47:28 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-12-14 | BRANDON STAHL and KAREN ZAMORA
    A fugitive suspected of killing his 1-year-old child was reported at least three times to Hennepin County child protection for abusing the boy and his sibling, public records show. Brooklyn Park police were called Tuesday night to the 2100 block of 74th Court N. on a report of the child not breathing, authorities said Wednesday. First responders and paramedics administered CPR at the residence, then rushed the boy to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he died. Witnesses told police the child’s death was due to an assault. The boy’s father, Reggie Delanie Harper, 23, fled the residence before...
  • Whooping Cough Back With a Vengeance in California

    12/10/2014 12:34:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    Callie Van Tornhout was about a month old when her mother noticed that she'd developed a dry cough on a Sunday afternoon in January. Soon the cough worsened, and Callie became pale and started throwing up, Callie's mother, Katie Van Tornhout told ABC News. By the middle of the week, Callie stopped breathing in her mother's arms in a pediatrician's waiting room and was rushed to the hospital. On Saturday, less than a week after the cough first appeared, Callie died at 37 days old on Jan. 30, 2010. It wasn't until a few weeks later that tests confirmed the...
  • Missing boy rescued after 4 years in Clayton County

    11/29/2014 9:32:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wsbtv ^ | , Nov. 29, 2014 | staff
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County police say they rescued a 13-year-old boy who has been reported missing for four years Saturday morning. Channel 2’s Mark Winne broke this story on Channel 2 Action News Saturday AM. Clayton County police Sgt. Kevin Hughes said officers first went to the home near Jonesboro about 11 p.m. Friday to conduct a welfare check on a child. “Upon initial arrival, responding officers made contact with several occupants at the location who denied having knowledge of any information concerning the victim,” Hughes said. “After a brief search of the premises, the officers left without...
  • Dem fundraiser charged with child sex abuse met Obama often, flew on Air Force One

    11/26/2014 5:13:47 AM PST · by Arcy · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-25-14 | Dave Boyer
    A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is a strong supporter of President Obama who has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years, visitor logs show. Terrence P. Bean, 66, who raised more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, last visited the White House on May 30 when he met with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and political adviser David Simas. White House visitor logs show that Mr. Bean, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group,...
  • Police: 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester County

    11/08/2014 3:25:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Action News 6 ^ | November 07, 2014 | Action News 6
    WEST CALN TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Police say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son in what a prosecutor described as an "unspeakable act of depravity.". Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrests of Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait Thursday morning. He says Fellenbaum, his wife, and girlfriend, Tait, all lived together in a mobile home in West Caln Township and worked at a local Walmart. On Tuesday authorities were called to their residence for the report of an unresponsive child. Responding EMTs found 3-year-old Scott McMillan suffering from bruises, lacerations and...
  • UK: Muslim child sex exploitation “now normal in parts of Greater Manchester”

    10/29/2014 9:20:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    This report doesn’t mention it (which in itself is telling), but 75%, and probably more (since it is so politically unacceptable to report such things), of these rape and sexual exploitation gangs are “Asian,” which is British Newspeak for “Muslim.” Despite the continuing horror of these revelations, the British continue to take this with equanimity, for to resist it would be “racist” and “Islamophobic.” “Child sexual exploitation ‘now normal in parts of Greater Manchester’: report,” by Helen Pidd, the Guardian, October 29, 2014 (thanks to JCD): Sexual exploitation of vulnerable children has become the social norm in some parts of...
  • 5 Year Old Under Ebola Evaluation at a New York Hospital

    10/27/2014 12:43:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    WPTV ^ | 10/27/2014 | Ashley Fantz
    (CNN) -- A 5-year-old boy who recently returned from Ebola-stricken West Africa is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center after experiencing a fever, Dr. Ram Raju said on CNN on Monday. Special Section: More Ebola news The boy is undergoing an evaluation, which includes taking a thorough history of the child's recent travel with his family to West Africa and finding out if he's come into contact with people who have Ebola, said Raju, the president of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which oversees Bellevue. CNN's Chris Cuomo asked why the child wasn't simply tested...
  • King, Mowrer Spar Debate in Contentious Debate

    10/24/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    After watching the only debate between Fourth District Congressman Steve King and Democrat challenger Jim Mowrer, it is easy to see why King opted out of appearing with Mowrer at other venues, and even considered cancelling this one. King’s little-known opponent consistently attacked King during the hour-long event. (SNIP) He correctly pointed out that Mowrer’s son would be covered under Hawk-I, an insurance plan for children established by the Iowa Legislature when Steve King was a state senator. “By all measures that I can uncover, Mr. Mowrer’s children would be qualified for Hawk-I, so that exists, along with the high...
  • Report: Child poverty in the U.S. is at highest point in 20 years

    10/22/2014 9:15:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/22/14 | Gale Holland
    Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since the Great Depression, 25% of children don’t have enough food to eat and 7 million kids still don’t have health insurance, the analysis says. Even worse: Five children die daily by firearms, and one dies every seven hours from abuse or neglect. “It shouldn’t be this hard for kids to grow and thrive
  • Rotherham child abuse scandal: Shamed former children's services boss gets Ł40,000 pay-off (UK)

    10/20/2014 2:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Mirror ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Karen Rockett
    Joyce Thacker has been given the pay-off as she was named as one of the people singled out for criticism in a new report into the child sex abuse scandal ... Shamed former Rotherham children's services boss Joyce Thacker has received a Ł40,000 pay-off. The revelation comes as Mrs Thacker is among key figures in the town's child sex abuse scandal singled out for criticism in a new report. Mrs Thacker agreed the five-figure sum as a pay-off for leaving her Ł130,000 per year job, which took immediate effect last month. Furious abuse victims said Mrs Thacker should donate her...
  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 6:59:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death - all because the little boy didn't want to take a nap A New York man has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend's godson to death. Jonathan Thompson, of Amityville, New York, punched 4-year-old Adonis Reed so hard in the stomach when the boy refused to take a nap that the youngster died as the result of a lacerated liver. At the time, Reed was living with his godmother, Lakisha Pitt, who was dating Thompson. Scroll down for video
  • Boy, 10, charged with homicide in death of 90-year-old woman

    10/14/2014 9:01:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WFMZ.COM ^ | Keleigh Gibbs
    DAMASCUS TWP., Pa. - A 10-year-old boy is being charged as an adult in the beating death of a 90-year-old woman in Wayne County. Prosecutors say the boy is Tristen Kurilla. Kurilla was visiting his grandfather, Anthony Virbitsky, who was taking care of 90-year-old Helen Novak in Damascus Township on Saturday. But the visit took an ugly turn when Novak yelled at Kurilla to leave her room. According to investigators Kurilla said Novak's yelling "made him very mad" and he "lost his temper."
  • Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, mom charged

    10/06/2014 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WPVI ^ | October 06, 2014
    SELBYVILLE, Del. (WPVI) -- A mother of a 4-year-old was arrested after her daughter brought heroin into a daycare and began passing it out to other children, Delaware State Police say. Troopers were called to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center located at 2 Hickory Tree Lane in Selbyville around 11:45 a.m. Monday after daycare workers observed some children with small bags of an unknown substance.
  • Russia Halts Student Exchange Program With US

    10/02/2014 5:54:59 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2014 | AP
    he U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program. U.S. Ambassador John F. Tefft said in a statement that the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program has brought more than 8,000 Russian high school students to the United States to live with American families, attend high school and experience community life. Tefft added "we deeply regret this decision by the Russian government to end a program that for 21 years has built deep and strong connections between the people of Russia and the United States." Russia said...
  • Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing....

    09/10/2014 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing last week and dumping their bodies in trash bags on a rural Alabama roadside A father is suspected of killing his five young children and then driving for hours before dumping their bodies, wrapped in individual garbage bags, on a dirt road in rural Alabama, authorities said today. Timothy Ray Jones Jr, 32, led investigators to the site where the bodies of the children were found, off a two-lane highway near Camden, Alabama. Jones has been charged with child neglect and police expect to lodge additional...
  • Boy, 9, gunned down in backyard: 'Why? Just a child'

    08/21/2014 7:10:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Jeremy Gorner, Deanese Williams-Harris
    Antonio Smith liked to tease girls and show off his dance moves in front of his buddies. He loved playing football. Pretty much like any 9-year-old boy.. Wednesday afternoon, Antonio was found in the backyard of a house in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, shot in the chest, hands and arms. He died an hour later at Comer Children's Hospital, where his cousins were at a loss to explain why anyone would want to gun down the third-grader.
  • "Lawlessness Breeds Lawlessness"-Houston's "Hub"

    08/17/2014 4:16:21 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 17, 2014 | Liz Theiss
    Restrictionists in the immigration debate have long bemoaned the mid-movie understanding of third world-invasion lawlessness and the sudden concern among elected officials and others in highlighting the sex-slave trade. The reason is that these same people have IGNORED the consequences of NAFTA free-trading, open borders, and free-wheeling hiring practices that in turn gave us the glam hysteria of the CHILD SEX-SLAVING INDUSTRY with no real efforts to prosecute it!. As the title to this blogpost indicates, LAWLESSNESS BREEDS LAWLESSNESS. In early August activists opposed to the continued "surge" of illegal aliens effortlessly crossing our Texas border held a demonstration on...
  • Group That Helped China Launch Its One-Child Policy Reveals How it Will Push Abortion Globally

    08/14/2014 4:07:39 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    C-Fam ^ | 8/14/2014 | Rebecca Oas
    New York, NY (CFAM) — “We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent scholarly book marketed to educators, policymakers, and advocates for abortion and other aspects of “reproductive health.” Pathfinder boasts helping the Communist government in Beijing when it launched its brutal one child per family policy.Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, released this year by academic publisher Springer, provides a revealing view into the current state of the worldwide debate over abortion, contraception, and the role of...
  • Man: I bought every pie at Burger King to spite noisy child

    08/07/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT · by windcliff · 108 replies
    foxny.com ^ | 8-7-14 | unknown
    <p>A man claimed he purchased every pie at a Burger King, 23 in total, to spite an absentee mother and child who kept screaming he wanted one of the pies.</p> <p>The man posted his confession on Reddit and the story has gone viral online.</p>
  • Court Rules In Favor Of Father Who Spanked Son For Cursing

    07/28/2014 10:49:00 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/2014 | Fox News
    NEW YORK, NY- When is spanking a crime? A New York court just ruled in favor of a Long Island Dad who hit his 8-year-old son for cursing. The court found that spanking was a reasonable use of force. And other states are okaying it too. Spanking is at the center of the New York state court case. The state appellate court dismissed neglect charges against a Long Island father who spanked his 8-year old son for cursing at an adult, saying spanking did not constitute excessive punishment. Criminal defense lawyer Arthur Aidala says the judge says as long as...
  • BIG UPDATE— Baptist Child and Family Services Withdraws Bid for Palm Aire Resort (Video)

    07/16/2014 9:45:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    The beautiful Palm Aire resort and hotel has an indoor Olympic sized pool and an outdoor pool.  Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the simply decorated guest rooms.The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is set to be sold to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) operating under a federal contract, pending local government approval, according to reports from Weslaco, Texas where the hotel is located. Weslaco is a few miles north of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County.The resort hotel for illegal alien children is reportedly the ‘first in the nation’.Now this…Due to backlash the charity received after...
  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/06/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dennis Green
    Little Carter has what everyone wishes they had as a kid: a real-life teddy bear in the form of an extremely affectionate and loving pup. Toby, a rescue dog, is sweet and affectionate to the toddler. The pair are undoubtedly best friends and have been pretty much inseparable since before they ever even met.
  • Texas Girl Thrown from Car and Killed Because Swimsuit Too Wet

    07/05/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kenneth Webster
    HOUSTON, Texas--Earlier this week a service was held at the George W Spencer Funeral Home for 12-year-old Octavia Marie Watkins, according to a recent report by a local Fox News affiliate. Octavia's death was easily preventable: she died because she was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle. But it's the reason she was on the roof of the car that has investigators puzzled. Allegedly, her friend's mother, who was giving her a ride home from a local pool, ordered the girls to ride on the hood and trunk of the car because she felt their swimsuits were too...
  • Somerville Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old

    SOMERVILLE (CBS) – A Somerville teacher has been arrested and charged with raping a 13-year-old child. Alexandra Romanos, 41, of Stoneham, was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated rape of a child, and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. According to the DA’s office, a parent tipped off the school department last month about the teacher’s alleged relationship with a 13-year-old, which had been ongoing since March and had occurred both on and off school grounds. Romanos taught 5th graders at the East Somerville Community School, and has worked there for seven years....
  • Boy's death draws attention to immigration perils

    06/30/2014 7:24:52 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | June 30,2014 | Christopher Sherman
    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy's body about a mile from Texas' southern border, they also discovered his brother's Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle...."Down here finding a decomposed body ... we come across them quite often," Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said, adding that this was the first child immigrant his office has found since he became sheriff in April. "It's a very dangerous journey
  • Australia's '60 Minutes': Forced Marriage (child brides)

    06/30/2014 2:52:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Australia's 60 Minutes on Channel Nine ^ | June 29, 2014 | Steven Burling, Steve Jackson, Liz Hayes
    Forced Marriage: An extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding [aka Islamic cultural pedophilia]"60 Minutes", the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. An Australian program called “60 Minutes” on the Channel Nine Network (similar to US 60 minutes) aired a report on child brides (aka pedophilia) titled “Forced Marriage” (note the tempered semantic conceals the pedophile nature of child brides)Forced MarriageThis Sunday the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. 13-year-old Rania Farrah was supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime, a tour of historic Egypt with her older brother. Instead, the...
  • Ex-Christian radio host who 'admitted raping an 11-year-old boy.

    06/30/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Mail Online
    A former Christian radio host, who admitted to raping an 11-year-old boy, had a rented storage unit where he kept a 'bondage kit' of handcuffs, chains and duct tape, a federal spokesman confirmed to MailOnline today. John Balyo, 35, has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after he confessed last week to having sex with a child. It is claimed that Balyo, from Battle Creek, Michigan, paid a man to arrange a sex session with a minor for him.
  • 23 Years For Nurse Who Raped Young Child, Conspired To Rape 18-Month-Old

    06/28/2014 8:11:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 130 replies
    courant ^ | David Owens
    VERNON — A former nurse practitioner from Vernon admitted in court on Thursday that he raped a 3-year-old girl and conspired to rape an 18-month-old baby. Jay Mohler-Avery, 46, in pleading guilty, also admitted trying to get the mother of the 18-month-old to move her four children and herself in with him so they could be his sex slaves. He claimed, according to the police investigation, as outlined by prosecutor Elizabeth C. Leaming, that children would not be harmed by having adults sexually exploit them. "Children should be able to explore their sexual curiosity in the home with other children...
  • AUDIO: Hillary Clinton Speaks of Defense of Child Rapist in Newly Unearthed Tapes

    06/15/2014 8:00:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/15/14 | staff
    Audio at link
  • Depraved babysitter handed three-year-old boy in her care to sex offender......

    05/27/2014 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    mail online ^ | Richard Spillett
    FULL TITLE: Depraved babysitter handed three-year-old boy in her care to sex offender who drugged and raped him while filming attacks A babysitter has been jailed for 16 years for handing a three-year-old boy to a known paedophile who drugged and raped the child as he slept. Claire Semmens, 28, gave the little boy to Aaron Hughes, a sex offender who sedated the youngster before carrying out and filming two sex attacks. Hughes, who had a previous conviction for child rape, was also jailed for life today as a judge hit out at the pair's 'horrendous' crimes. Cardiff Crown Court...
  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Daily Times (Delaware County PA ^ | 05/01/2014 | Cindy Scharr
    A 4-year old boy was mauled to death by pit bulls Wednesday afternoon while playing outside in a friend’s yard. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was with his 24-year-old mother visiting a friend on Edwardsville Road at about 4 p.m. when the attack occurred. According to Delaware State police, the boy’s mother, who is several months pregnant, was inside of the house while the 4-year-old played in the yard near her friends three pit bulls. According to state police, the boy had been around the dogs several times in the past.
  • Alabama High Court Declares Unborn Children Have Rights

    04/24/2014 5:51:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    CBN ^ | 4/24/2014 | CBN
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the word "child" includes both the born and unborn. The decision comes in the case of a woman who was convicted for using cocaine during her pregnancy. Her baby tested positive for the drug at his birth. Under Alabama law that is considered "chemical endangerment of a child." The court ruled the state has a legitimate interest in protecting the lives of children from the earliest stages of their development. "God, not governments and legislatures, gives persons these inherent natural rights," Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker wrote in their...
  • Man Apprehended Who Raped 13-Year-Old, Abortion Covered His Crime

    04/23/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Monica Kelsey
    UPDATE: The headline in this story has been updated to reflect that Latham did not take the girl for the abortion. It appears her mother took her for the abortion. In September, Allen County Right to Life filed a consumer complaint with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against the abortionist, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, in Fort Wayne, because Klopfer performed an abortions on a 13-year-old girl and didn’t report the abuse as required by Indiana Law. The statute is clear that all abortions being done on individuals under 14 years old must be reported to Indiana Child Protective Services and the...
  • Police investigate mysterious Amazon package filled with condoms sent to 8-year-old...

    04/21/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    NY daily news ^ | Erik Badia , Barry Paddock , Rich Schapiro
    FULL TITLE: Police investigate mysterious Amazon package filled with condoms sent to 8-year-old Staten Island girl Cops are trying to unwrap a mystery in Staten Island after someone sent extra strength condoms to an 8-year-old girl. Christine Angelides, 38, told the Daily News she initially believed the Amazon delivery to her daughter was an innocent mistake. But after a company rep insisted it was no error, she called the cops. “This is alarming,” said Angelides, who received the two packages of Durex condoms on Tuesday.
  • Oregon mom, 25,.... savagely beating her son... death because he 'walked and talked gay'

    04/19/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FULL TITLE: Oregon mom, 25, sentenced to life in prison for savagely beating her four-year-old son to death because he 'walked and talked gay' A 25-year-old Oregon mother has been sentenced to life in prison for the beating murder of her four-year-old son, who slowly died of severe abuse in a homeless shelter. Jessica Dutro was sentenced Friday after being convicted of killing her son Zachary Dutro-Burgess, with a Washington County jury hearing earlier this month that her motive for the murder was believing the little boy was gay. Under state law, Dutro will be eligible for parole after 25...
  • Moore Man Accused Of Child Sex Crimes During Game Of Truth Or Dare

    04/19/2014 1:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    news9 ^ | Lacie Lowry
    MOORE, Oklahoma - A game of truth or dare lead to rape charges against a Moore man, according to court documents. Investigators said 20-year-old Danny Hilton played the game with a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl, then one of them told her mom. An arrest affidavit said Hilton encouraged a game of truth or dare with the girls in February in his bedroom. The affidavit said Hilton's dares involved sexual acts. It stated Hilton watched and encouraged the juvenile victims to perform sex acts with him and with each other. Hilton's father told News 9 his son played the game...
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...
  • Elgin officials shocked by child porn investigation of ex-Rep. Farnham

    03/26/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3-26-2014 | Stephanie K. Baer
    Reports that federal agents were looking for evidence of child pornography when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham shocked local officials who said the lawmaker was well-liked and active in the community. "I couldn't even fathom it. I was stunned," said former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, adding that Farnham always worked on the city's behalf. Farnham has not been accused of any crime. Federal agents were searching for documents "pertaining to the possession, receipt or distribution of child pornography" as well as computer files, copies and negatives of child pornography or any...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Burbank couple rescues child with mattress

    03/18/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/18/14 | KABC - Los Angeles
    A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
  • Six-year-old girl who froze to death outside Minnesota home identified .....

    03/14/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    FULL TITLE: Six-year-old girl who froze to death outside Minnesota home identified as her cousin is arrested for manslaughter Police have arrested a Minnesota woman in connection to the death of her 6-year-old cousin, who was found frozen outside her home last month. Rachel Downer, 22, was taken into custody Friday and charged with second-0degree manslaughter and felony neglect of a child. Downer's cousin Mercedes Mayfield was discovered unconscious in the entrance to an apartment building in Bemidji on the morning of February 27 after spending hours in temperatures that fell to nearly 30 degrees-below-zero with windchill of -40.
  • Ohio boy, 10, gets suspended for finger gun

    03/04/2014 5:59:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio • A central Ohio principal says she suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pretending his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student's head. The boy's father says he thinks it's the adults who are acting childish after the boy was suspended from Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in Columbus last week.
  • Citing UN Treaty, Scotland Assigns Overseer to Every Child

    02/28/2014 11:15:29 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 02-28-2014 | Alex Newman
    Citing a radical United Nations treaty known as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), lawmakers in Scotland approved a deeply controversial new law assigning an individual government overseer to each and every child in the country charged with monitoring their development. However, the draconian measure, which has sparked criticism and outrage around the world as a brazen assault on parental rights and privacy, is already in the process of being challenged in court. Outside of Scotland, concerns have been especially widespread in the United States, where parental-rights advocates are warning about an accelerating worldwide attack on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Euthanasia in Belgium - Its True Name

    02/21/2014 7:31:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    theBeacon ^ | 02.20.14 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    In the English language, the word “Spartan” has come to mean austere. The culture of ancient Sparta was so harsh that mothers would send their sons off to war with the warning, “Return with your shield or on it.” Spartan austerity began at birth. New-born infants were examined and if they were not fit, they were left to die. Infanticide was not unusual in the ancient world. But, in Sparta, it was managed by the state with chilling efficiency. What mattered most was not the individual, but the nation. Weak individuals were not allowed to drain the strength of one...
  • Woody Allen speaks out

    02/07/2014 6:23:09 PM PST · by Borges · 141 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/7/2014 | Woody Allen
    I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct. Now, suddenly, when I had driven up to her house in Connecticut one afternoon to visit the kids for a few hours, when I would be on my raging adversary’s home turf, with half a dozen people present, when I was in the blissful early stages of a happy new relationship with the woman I’d go on to marry —...
  • Plastic surgeon turns daughters into Barbie dolls (Video included)

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Dr. Michael Niccole takes pride in his profession and the spoils of his work can be seen in his children. The Orange County plastic surgeon has operated on his adopted 25-year-old daughters multiple times over the years, according to a video by Barcroft Media. Daughter Brittani says in the video her first surgery was breast augmentation after she finished high school at 18. Then she got a nose job right before her 21st birthday and started Botox injections at the age of 22. Meanwhile, her sister Charm got her navel changed from an outie to an innie when she was...
  • Child taken from womb by social services

    11/30/2013 6:23:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Nov 2013 | Colin Freeman
    A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers. Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. **SNIP** The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she claims to have made a full recovery.
  • Ohio couple committed crime by returning adopted child, prosecutor says

    11/29/2013 4:25:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/13
    An Ohio couple committed a crime when they recently gave child welfare officials a 9-year-old boy they raised from infancy, according to a prosecutor, after they said he was displaying aggressive behavior and threatened the family with a knife. Forty-nine-year-old Cleveland Cox and 52-year-old Lisa Cox pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Butler County court to charges of nonsupport of dependents. **SNIP** Adolfo Olivas, an attorney appointed by the court to protect the boy's interests, has said the emotionally hurt and confused child is now receiving help that the parents should have gotten for him.
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • Mom says 2-year-old daughter was sexually abused in local church

    11/12/2013 6:27:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    (WXYZ) - It is an unthinkable crime that robbed a 2 year old of her innocence. Even more unbelievable, it happened inside a local church. Tonight we're exposing the vicious attack. A sinister crime that has a mom fighting for justice, and seeking answers from the church she grew up in and considered family. "I really became active in the church when I was like 11 or 12. They've just been a big part of my life." she tells 7 Action News. The identity of the 23 year old mother is not being revealed for this story in order to...