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  • West Virginia church pastor charged for sexually abusing mentally handicapped man

    06/23/2019 1:10:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 18, 2019
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A pastor of a church in Bluefield is facing charges for sexually abusing a 25-year-old mentally handicapped man, according to police. Anderson H. Martin II was indicted on sexual assault and sexual abuse charges by a Mercer County Grand Jury last week. Court documents state Martin called the victim’s family and asked if he could “take out” the victim. The family told officers when their son returned home, he was wearing different clothes. The victim told officers Martin took him to his home, undressed and showered him. While in the shower, the victim said Martin asked...
  • Horrifying footage shows 55-year-old man being beaten with a belt 30 TIMES by staff at care home...

    05/13/2019 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 13, 2019 | DM REPORTER
    FULL TITLE: Horrifying footage shows 55-year-old man being beaten with a belt 30 TIMES by staff at care home who also let other residents attack him A horrifying video has captured the moment a 55-year-old mentally disabled man was beaten at his care home in Georgia. The disturbing footage shows staff members punching Joey Cason in the face and repeatedly hitting him. One staff member at the Total Care facility is seen beating Cason with a belt 30 times while he cowers in the corner in fear before falling to the ground in tears. Surveillance video also captured staff punching...
  • IQ costs Oregon parents their kids, but is that fair? (Column)

    07/20/2017 5:35:28 PM PDT · by thecodont · 62 replies
    The Oregonian / ^ | Updated on July 19, 2017 at 8:03 PM Posted on July 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM | By Samantha Swindler The Oregonian/OregonLive
    The nursery in Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler's home is filled with unread children's books and unworn baby clothes. A Winnie the Pooh blanket lies untouched inside a crib where a child has never slept. For nearly four years, the Redmond couple has been fighting to prove to the state of Oregon that they are intellectually capable of raising their children. The Department of Human Services has removed both of their boys, saying the parents are too mentally limited to be good parents. Fabbrini, 31, and Ziegler, 38, lost custody of their older son, Christopher, shortly after he was born....
  • Peter Singer: Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled People Isn’t That Bad Because They Can’t....

    04/19/2017 4:26:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Stonestreet
    FULL TITLE: Peter Singer: Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled People Isn’t That Bad Because They Can’t Comprehend It We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is. How do we know what’s right? Great minds have wrestled with that question for much of history. Is it doing our duty regardless of the consequences? Is it doing whatever a virtuous person would do? Is it doing what brings the most happiness to the most people? That last option—the greatest good for the greatest number—is the basic...
  • 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live

    01/05/2017 2:29:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 66 replies ^ | January 4, 2017 | fox32news
    FOX 32 NEWS - Chicago investigators are questioning four African-Americans after a Facebook Live video shows a group of people torturing a white mentally disabled man while someone yelled "F*** Trump!" and "F*** white people!" Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding the young white man hostage. "The video is reprehensible," said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. "It's sickening. You know it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that," Police Supt. Eddie Johnson added.
  • More Guns for Gabby, While Vets Lose Their’s

    11/15/2014 9:15:01 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 11/15/2014 | Jeff Knox
    We know that she suffered serious brain trauma and needed more than a year to regain even partial mobility and speech. We also know that she has staged a remarkable recovery becoming the figurehead of a gun control operation started by her husband, Mark Kelly. Rep. Giffords and Capt. Kelly often point out that they are not anti-gun and make show of buying, owning, and shooting guns. A few weeks later I got a tearful call from Larry and his wife, looking for my advice. A letter had arrived from the VA informing them that Larry’s disability status was being...
  • Horowitz: Democrats Groom the Mentally Disabled to Vote

    11/23/2012 10:12:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 23 Nov 2012 09:52 AM | David Horowitz
    I am incredibly steamed this Thanksgiving Holiday over what the Democrats are doing to my country. Everybody by now knows—or should know—how readily Democrats conduct election fraud, and how determined they are to defend it. James O’Keefe and others have taken videos of paid Democratic operatives encouraging citizens to vote twice. O’Keefe was even able to claim Attorney General Eric Holder’s own ballot at a district polling place by claiming to be him, and then to vote in his place. … But even knowing this, I was not prepared for a conversation I had at Thanksgiving dinner with my brother-in-law,...
  • Concerns raised over possible exploitation of mentally disabled voters

    11/03/2012 9:22:36 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    FayObserver via Drudge Report ^ | Published: 08:48 AM, Fri Nov 02, 2012 | By Gregory Phillips
    Jimmy Green's stepdaughter had never voted before. The 57-year-old is mentally disabled, and Green said she doesn't understand the concept of casting a ballot. But this week, she called her parents to say she had voted for President Obama. The care home in Fayetteville where she lives registered its residents to vote and drove them to the polls, Green said. "My concern is that somebody told her who to vote for," he said. "She didn't even know there's two different parties." Complaints of uncomprehending voters being ferried to cast ballots surface every election. And in a presidential race as close...
  • At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity

    03/13/2011 8:52:07 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2011 | Danny Hakim
    Nearly 40 years after New York emptied its scandal-ridden warehouses for the developmentally disabled, the far-flung network of small group homes that replaced them operates with scant oversight and few consequences for employees who abuse the vulnerable population. A New York Times investigation over the past year has found widespread problems in the more than 2,000 state-run homes. In hundreds of cases reviewed by The Times, employees who sexually abused, beat or taunted residents were rarely fired, even after repeated offenses, and in many cases, were simply transferred to other group homes run by the state. And, despite a state...
  • Female suicide bombers kill dozens in Baghdad markets [misleading headline]

    02/01/2008 6:32:01 AM PST · by Gondring · 29 replies · 12,258+ views
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2008
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Female suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday at two markets in Baghdad, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 100, authorities said. One bomber struck at a popular pet market around 10:30 a.m. in central Baghdad, killing at least 46 people and wounding 82, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said. The second blast happened about a half-hour later in a southeastern Baghdad market, killing 18 and wounding 25, according to the Interior Ministry. In both bombings, the attackers were wearing suicide vests, according to Qasim Atta, a spokesman for the Baghdad security plan. Atta told...
  • GOP Complains About School Voting Over Alleged Ice Cream Bribe -School Admin. Denies Wrongdoing

    11/02/2004 1:00:33 PM PST · by weegee · 20 replies · 338+ views
    NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth ^ | November 2, 2004 | no byline
    GOP Complains About School Voting Over Alleged Ice Cream Bribe School Administrator Denies Any Wrongdoing POSTED: 10:41 am CST November 2, 2004 UPDATED: 11:58 am CST November 2, 2004 LUFKIN, Texas -- Lufkin-area Republicans are complaining about voting by residents from the local state school for the mentally disabled. The Lufkin Daily News reports the Angelina County GOP headquarters was told that Lufkin State School employees bribed students with ice cream. They also alleged improper use of a state van to take students to the poll for early voting. County Republican Chairman Dale Ingle alleges the school was trying to...
  • Shop owner brought concerns to police (San Jose Jesuits abuse mentally disabled)

    03/26/2002 9:57:35 AM PST · by Longshanks · 42 replies · 457+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/25/02 | Rodney Foo
    <p>The spiral of events leading to public allegations of sexual abuse against four Los Gatos Jesuits began two years ago, when a local dress shop owner heard one of the alleged victims complaining about a retired Jesuit brother while talking about his own sexuality.</p>