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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby chandrasekhar.m » 14 Apr 2015 11:39

^^^Boy oh boy. America, the land of opportunity allows even decrepit (mostly white?) junta to show their bravery and upholding the freedom of the land in an exemplary manner. Some of the perks being fondling all kinds of gear and shooting tasers/guns at fellow humans and getting away scot-free or with reduced sentencing.

My mental image of old gentle white Americans pushing their cart alone in Walmart is now shattered. This thread keeps revealing new things every time. Thanks to the contributors.

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Postby Shreeman » 14 Apr 2015 12:22

Unrelated -- http://nowhabersham.com/man-arrested-do ... eens-died/

Related --
Man my grandfather lives in White County. The road to his house is about 1.1 miles long with more attached driveways on both sides every quarter mile. His jeep can barley make it down these roads but he's too old to walk that whole way (plus he's obese.) So I took it upon myself to get materials from Home Depot, and fill in the holes myself. Not even 40 mins into filling in holes these sheriffs pull up and tell me to step away from the wheel-barrel. I complied and they proceeded to explain to me that I was "Vandalizing government property." And that I needed to forfeit my materials to them (citing civil forfeiture.) I explained to them there was no way paving materials could be used for drug transactions. They did not like that. I wound up in handcuffs on the hood of a sheriffs car getting searched, and my materials dumped into the woods on the side of the road. They even confiscated my grandfathers broom. By the time they left I had nothing but a court date, a ticket, and a half poured pothole.

They are notorious "good-ol-boys" in White County that's for sure.

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Postby Singha » 14 Apr 2015 12:29

probably the road contractors will be part of old boy network and make money. cant have the lay public taking away such work.

shooting people with tasers first instead of just handcuffing them seems to be a growing new trend.

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Postby Singha » 14 Apr 2015 12:32

in the good old days whenever a "posse" needed to be organized to hunt some escapee (like a runaway slave, or some alleged criminal), these civilian enthusiasts would be rounded up and join the sheriff and his boys on horseback . sometimes sheriffs use to give them temp badges and deputize them on the spot.
enthusiastic civilians including kids and women headed enmasse to the town square for a good hanging and burning or two, like going to church on sunday

https://yeyeolade.files.wordpress.com/2 ... nching.jpg
people acted like a couple stray dogs had been killed and hung up
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selling these gun nut spots to the highest bidders and folding them in as helper deputies even old codgers of 70+ age seems to be a new trend again.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shreeman » 14 Apr 2015 14:18

This one didnt even die -- http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/ ... Q120150414

The nerve of some people. Living on with broken spines!

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Postby UlanBatori » 14 Apr 2015 16:16

Planes in America are so comfortable, even cargo hold is better than sleeper coach in India onlee!
From what I read,a "Marshall" is someone trained to sit on dem turd-worlder passengers who look the wrong way.

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Postby UlanBatori » 14 Apr 2015 18:29

And the reason why they have to have Air Marshals sitting inside the baggage hold is
Come on.. one has to give CNN fair credit. They are equal-opportunity sneerers. Unfortunately this will not make the headlines in India because they are so unfair to the US of A.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shreeman » 15 Apr 2015 01:54

ah, oooooh! Lookie here -- http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12690 ... ing-injury

This thing is taking on a life of its own. Once the ambulance chasers get involved, there is a prolonged period of fun.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Multatuli » 15 Apr 2015 02:56

Ex-drug officer says he stole cash, planted drugs many times

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times to count.

Jeffrey Walker told jurors that the Philadelphia Police Department drug squad targeted white "college-boy ... khaki-pants types" who were "easy to intimidate."

That matches the description of some of the drug dealers who have testified at the six-week police corruption trial that the squad stole as much as $110,000 at a time during violent, no-warrant raids.

Read further: http://news.yahoo.com/ex-drug-officer-s ... 47488.html


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Postby vishvak » 15 Apr 2015 08:11

Planting drugs is another reason why arrested people always have to be searched. One must know if the arrested themselves planted the drugs, however if anyone has not done drugs ever then it may create cognitive dissonance at policy level. But that might be dealt as exception that only reinforces rule.

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Postby Shreeman » 15 Apr 2015 14:24

This is just an ordinary early summer day in arizona -- http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/14/us/ar ... index.html

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Multatuli » 15 Apr 2015 16:39

Police: Texas woman helped starve boy to rid him of 'demon'

DALLAS (AP) — A woman who operated a church at her suburban Dallas home has been arrested for allegedly helping starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a "demon," then holding a resurrection ceremony shortly after he died to try to revive him, investigators said Tuesday.

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Witnesses told police that Meza and the boy's parents believed he had a "demon" inside him, and that fasting was the way to save him.

"They didn't give the child any food for about 25 days," Maret said. "They just gave him some water, which ultimately caused the child to die."

Church member Nazareth Zurita said she saw the child "looking frail and weak" the day before the resurrection ceremony, according to a police affidavit. She said the toddler fell and hit his head several times, but she hesitated to help him "due to his demon possession."

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Multatuli » 15 Apr 2015 17:14

Spring break: Police release video showing suspects in 'gang rape' case on Florida beach

Police in Florida have released video of the alleged sexual assault of a woman on a crowded beach during spring break, showing what a police chief said was a culture where people "are more concerned about spilling their beer than somebody being raped".

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Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen released video to show the size of the crowd surrounding the girl . It shows a seemingly typical spring break scene, with women in bikinis and others dancing on the beach and drinking alcohol. It shows a group of at least three girls standing and talking right next to the spot where the girl is seemingly being assaulted.

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McKeithen continued to utter his dismay that no one had stepped in during the alleged assault: "Within ten feet of where this happened there’s hundreds, hundreds of people standing there, watching, looking, seeing, hearing what’s going, and yet our culture and our society and our young people have got to the point where obviously this is acceptable.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 74891.html

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby pankajs » 15 Apr 2015 21:30

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-new ... 37641.aspx
Shocking dashcam video shows Arizona police intentionally run over suspect
Arizona police released video showing an officer using his cruiser to intentionally run over a suspect, triggering new questions about what critics call excessive use of force by officers in the US.
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Hundreds of people in two dozen cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, on Tuesday protested fresh police killings of unarmed black men.

Rally organizers say US police have shot more than 90 unarmed people since January.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Gus » 15 Apr 2015 21:37

well...the suspect was armed. reports say he shot in air as well.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shreeman » 16 Apr 2015 16:45

Different kind of positivity -- http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/auth ... d-30358703

cops shooting/s3xing/balhblah is baki style meh now.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Abhijit » 17 Apr 2015 03:55

America - the land of gender equality
Keeping some august company here...

Only seven haven't: Iran, Palau, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tonga. And the United States.

The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women -- or CEDAW, as it's known -- was adopted by the United Nations in 1979.


Mothers of newborns are guaranteed paid leave in 188 countries, the WORLD Policy Analysis Center reports.

Only nine countries do not. Guess which one is among them? The United States. The others: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Suriname and Tonga


When it comes to paychecks, the United States ranks 65th in wage equality for similar work, according to a World Economic Forum study of 142 countries

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Multatuli » 18 Apr 2015 02:14

Arrest Report Reveals New Details in Torture of 3-Year-Old Girl Caught on Nanny Cam

Video from a nanny cam shows a babysitter beating a 3-year-old Connecticut girl and forcing her hands onto a hot stovetop, the "absolute fear and pain from the trauma" evident in the little girl's eyes as she screams in an effort to escape, according to an arrest report obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media Group earlier this week.

Lidia Quilligana, 31, was arrested March 27, the same day the child's mother came home from work and discovered her child had been burned. The nanny made an excuse for the second-degree burns and went home for the day. The mother took her daughter to a doctor, then reviewed footage from a new nanny cam and called authorities, who arrested Quilligana at her Danbury home.

Initial reports indicated the video had captured the nanny abusing the child, but details of the footage were not available until now. According to Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Danbury police officer Thomas Geanuracos wrote in an arrest report that the video shows the nanny "repeatedly" taking the child by the wrist and forcing the girl's hands onto "what appeared to be hot stove burners."

Geanuracos wrote he watched the sitter at one point jump on the child as she lay on the ground "and it appeared Quilligana applied all of her weight onto her and then pulled her pants and underwear down and spanked her," the Hearst Connecticut Media Group reported. Another time, he saw the nanny pick the child up by the throat with two hands and throw her to the ground, he wrote.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Na ... 83711.html

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Re: Positive News from the USA

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US police brutality ‘incremental genocide’ against blacks: Historian

Apr 15, 2015

An American researcher and historian says the “police brutality” against the black people in the United States is actually “incremental genocide” to get rid of African-Americans.

Commenting on the ongoing protests against police brutality against African-Americans, Dr. Randy Short said that police brutality is a form of “incremental genocide” against the black people.

On Tuesday, mass protests were held in several US cities over police brutality against African-Americans and other minorities, leading to arrests of dozens of people.

“The protest… that took place in 14 cities yesterday and will continue is in reaction to incremental genocide,” Dr. Short told Press TV in a phone interview on Wednesday.

“Since getting up to 2015, there have been as many as three to four [daily] shootings where police have killed black fugitives. So it’s now already in the hundreds. It’s well past 200 to 300 people now,” said Dr. Short, a member of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization.

“It’s genocide,” he emphasized.

Dr. Short said that “some people are getting tired of it [police brutality], and the government has refused to step up the plate.”

According to the analyst, even “the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights realizes that apartheid exists in the United States.”

The police killings of a large number of African-Americans have sparked a national debate on race and led to mass street protests across the United States over police harassment and mistreatment of minorities.

“A lot of people are in the streets because they are afraid [that] if we don’t get a handle on this we are going to begin to see mass killings” of African-Americans in the United States, he stated.

Quoting a Washington Post report, the American historian said that “between 2005 and 2015 thousands and thousands of people have been shot” by police in America, but “only 54 policemen have faced any real charges.”

“It’s genocide,” he reiterated.

“The police departments are infiltrated by the racists from the Ku Klux Klan, the Neo-Nazis, Christian Identity, as well as veterans, who are crazed, who are on psychotherapeutic drugs, who cut their teeth murdering Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as people who are mercenaries, who have been contractors, who kill people on other places,” Dr. Short pointed out.

“All these chickens are coming home to roost,” he noted.

“We had been at this juncture before in America. Typically, when America had wars, they used racism and propaganda to get people to kill. They trained people in the armed services to kill,” he stated.

“And then the people who’ve gotten used to killings come back, they get into law enforcement and they murder. And blacks are the softest targets because we don’t have human rights in the United States,” he observed.

Dr. Short concluded that “African-Americans need sovereignty, self-determination, and we need freedom” and “we really need a change in the power structure of this country or you’ll see perhaps a greater mass killing of African-Americans.”

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shreeman » 18 Apr 2015 06:09

This will happen a lot more. Cameras are cheap -- http://baystateexaminer.com/man-grabbed ... -sidewalk/


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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby chandrasekhar.m » 18 Apr 2015 07:13

Protests are happening in major cities against police treatment of blacks, with protestors being arrested. :( Police and most of the public seem to be in their own bubble. Bubbles burst, eventually. Until then, I will stay tuned to positive news.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby arun » 18 Apr 2015 12:14

US Government funded experiments in the 1940’s by a medical practitioner by name of Dr. John C. Cutler who conducted deliberate “experiments exposing prostitutes, prisoners and asylum inmates to STDs …………….. under the Public Health Service”.

This horrifying US Government funded experiment has now resulted in 800 Guatemalans filing a class-action lawsuit for $1 billion against Johns Hopkins University for its role in the STD experiments”.

Graphic details of what happened:

The U.S. Doctor Who Infected 1,300 Guatemalan Patients With STDs

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Multatuli » 19 Apr 2015 03:12

Arizona man gets 14 years in prison for abusing adopted daughters

Police investigators found the 13-year-old in such poor shape that she had to be hospitalized, and said the 5-foot-tall (1.52-meter) girl weighed just 60 pounds (27 kg) when she was admitted.

Investigators said the home-schooled girls were severely punished by their parents, including beatings with a wooden paddle and being forced to live in a backyard tent either naked or wearing a diaper.

The youths also were forced to run outside in the heat, and would have to run longer if they failed to adequately memorize Bible verses, police said.


http://news.yahoo.com/arizona-man-gets- ... 50783.html

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Postby Shreeman » 19 Apr 2015 11:21

this ought to be posted wrote:Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Karan M » 19 Apr 2015 12:53

spend a million$ to fix a convict..and get a false conviction...and they go around giving character certificates to other countries law and order systems..

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Postby Shreeman » 20 Apr 2015 06:15

This was previously posted. There is video of various parts, and the ordeal was not kind or quick:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hea ... ce-n344506

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shreeman » 21 Apr 2015 04:51

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /26068507/

The volunteer Oklahoma deputy charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man was not certified on the .357-magnum revolver he fired, and the personal weapon was not on the Tulsa sheriff's list of approved firearms, attorneys for the dead man's family said Monday.


http://www.nbc12.com/story/28843733/bal ... ine-injury

A week after Freddie Gray was pulled off the street and into a police van, authorities don't have any videos or other evidence explaining what happened to cause the "medical emergency" an arresting officer said Gray suffered while being taken to the local police station, Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Multatuli » 21 Apr 2015 11:39

Utah mother sentenced to 15 years to life for murdering six newborn infants

(Reuters) - A Utah mother who pleaded guilty to murdering six of her newborn infants over the course of a decade was sentenced on Monday to 15 years to life in prison.

Megan Huntsman confessed to suffocating or strangling the babies while she was suffering from methamphetamine and alcohol addiction, according to police.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/ ... KC20150420

Oklahoma teen faces life term for killing Australian man out of 'boredom'

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A teenager convicted of fatally shooting an Australian jogger in 2013 out of boredom faces life in prison without the chance of parole after he is sentenced in June, Oklahoma prosecutors said on Monday.

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Lane’s killing garnered wide attention after Duncan police said the boys said they shot Lane because "they were bored."

http://news.yahoo.com/oklahoma-teen-fac ... --mlb.html


Toddler shot in drive-by near Seattle dies

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A one-year-old girl who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting near Seattle on Thursday died late Saturday from her wounds, hospital officials said.

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The child was strapped in a car seat in the back of her parents' car when a black car pulled alongside, and both the car's driver and passenger opened fire on the family's vehicle before driving away, police said in a statement.

http://news.yahoo.com/toddler-shot-driv ... 52975.html

New Jersey police trying to identify dead infant found in trash

(Reuters) - New Jersey authorities asked the public's help on Friday in identifying a baby whose decapitated body was found at a recycling center, releasing a composite sketch of the infant girl.

The body of the full-term newborn was discovered in trash at the recycling center in Farmingdale in November, New Jersey State Police said in a statement released on Friday.

The infant's head was found separately in the same recycling center, along with two blood-stained blouses and a bag from a retail store in Orange, New Jersey, more than 50 miles to the north, they said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/ ... D620150417


Florida doctor linked to U.S. senator pleads not guilty to Medicare fraud

(Reuters) - A Florida ophthalmologist accused of giving lavish gifts to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez in a corruption scandal that led to criminal charges against the New Jersey Democrat pleaded not guilty on Thursday in federal court to Medicare fraud charges.

Salomon Melgen faces 76 counts of Medicare fraud and falsifying medical records, for which he has been jailed in southern Florida since his indictment on Tuesday.

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Menendez, a prominent Democratic voice on foreign policy in the Senate, is charged with accepting up to $1 million worth of gifts from Melgen in exchange for political favors.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/1 ... WP20150416


White House mum on DEA chief after sex party scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sidestepped questions on Thursday about whether President Barack Obama retains confidence in the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration after an investigation found DEA agents took part in sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia.

The Justice Department's internal watchdog found that 10 DEA agents participated in the parties, paid for by drug cartels.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/ ... 7W20150416

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby habal » 21 Apr 2015 12:48

NYPD Embarrassed and Powerless as Cop Blog Reveals Deep Racism in the Force

The New York Police Department (NYPD) higher-ups are left furious and embarrassed by their former and current subordinates, who enjoy posting openly racist and xenophobic posts on a popular site, that gained notorious fame and attracts tens of tens of thousands of people daily.

In a blog called Thee Rant, created exclusively for current and former New York City police officers, statements calling African Americans "apes" and describing female Puerto Rican New Yorkers as "old obese tatted up women stuffed into outfits they purchased or shoplifted at the local Kmart store," are visible to the public.

Cops also refer to Middle Eastern cab drivers as "third worlders," and label New Yorkers "savages demanding justice."

https://twitter.com/KeeganNYC/status/58 ... 48/photo/1

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Postby Singha » 21 Apr 2015 13:42

http://observers.france24.com/content/2 ... e=inconnue

a good collection of videos of police shooting dead innocents . a tribe of untrained gorillas with a gun would perhaps exercise better human judgement in all of these situations.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Pratyush » 21 Apr 2015 15:14

Shreeman wrote:
this ought to be posted wrote:Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.


Why is this a surprise. FBI is the same agency that lost the 93 Mumbai bomb blast evidence. That was given to them for analysis.

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Postby Shreeman » 21 Apr 2015 15:57

^^^ No surprise.

I always wondered where things will go. This here (the whole thing, not one post) is now an argument against the open zip fly/torn shirt. If you let go of the prejudices one can even surmise the whole business of the "mainstream" media highlighting all the bad news elsewhere in the world EXCEPT the homeland is no accident. The keeping of the n$$$rs and br$$ns in the dump, reputation wise then serves the same purpose.

Someday, we might even even stoop to checking crime records of the areas one immigrates and the cultural situation and the race situation and the CPS situation and the neighborhood race situation. And maybe the blind admiration will become a bit more measured. To the benefit of all who might encounter the great land and its people.

On the flip side, just like the bakis the "free homeland" might realise too that "image management" dont always solve a problem.

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Mother accused of beating her 17-month-old daughter to death 'blamed a SPIDER for toddler's horrific wounds'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ounds.html


Mother charged after her dead daughter is discovered being eaten by cockroaches 'after she abandoned her on the floor of their infested apartment'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tment.html


Teacher sues rural school over surprise active shooter drill she says left her with post-traumatic stress

Linda McLean was in her elementary school classroom in tiny Halfway, Oregon in 2013 when she was surprised by a man in a mask with a gun

An Oregon teacher is suing her rural school district over the lingering stress she feels following a surprise active shooter drill that administrators held in 2013.

Linda McLean was in her classroom at Pine Eagle Charter School in the tiny town of Halfway in August of that year when a masked man in a hoodie burst in with a gun, lowered it to her head and pulled the trigger.

The 56-year-old elementary school teacher had no clue it was a drill to test her 'preparedness' or that the gun was loaded with blanks. 'You're dead,' the shooter said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tress.html


Catholic priest tells his parishioners to carry guns because 'they can't trust in God to stay safe'

A Catholic priest has told his parishioners to carry guns - warning that faith alone is not enough to keep them safe.

Edward Fride, the pastor at Christ the King in Ann Arbor, Michigan, suggested churchgoers attend classes to gain a concealed pistol license.

In a pro-gun letter to parishioners, he warned that crime had gone up in the area while budget cuts meant that there had been a ‘significant reduction in the availability of an armed police response.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tment.html


Mother sues school district for $300,000 as her bullied son, 8, would rather kill himself than return to face his bully

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... bully.html

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The US town that elected its first black mayor — and saw 80% of its police force quit
NEW YORK: The election of the first black mayor in a small Missouri town has prompted an exodus of city employees, with 80 per cent of the town's police force resigning before mayor Tyrus Byrd even took office.

The Parma, Missouri city attorney, city clerk and water-treatment supervisor also stepped down before Byrd officially took over the town last week, according to KFVS. Outgoing mayor Randall Ramsey — who was in city government for 37 years — said the officers offered no notice before resigning.


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http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/22/us/su ... e-custody/

^ lowlights of the above are - a handcuffed man in back of a squad car magically shoots himself to death on his chest with a gun that vanishes immediately
and poleece beating a schizophrenic homeless man to death as he begs for help.


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