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Massachusetts mother charged with murder after three dead babies found in home

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A Massachusetts woman has been indicted on murder charges after police found the remains of three babies in her home, the Worcester district attorney announced Tuesday.

The Boston Globe reports police arrested Erika Murray, 31, in September after searching her Blackstone home following the removal of four neglected children from the home in August. She has been in custody since that time.

Authorities had been notified of a problem after one of the children went to a neighbor trying to get help for a crying baby. When they responded, police found four children, ranging in age from 5 months to 13 years old, living in what they said were deplorable conditions.

Prosecutors said the 5-month-old and 3-year-old were covered in their own feces and the 3-year-old was unable to walk or talk. Police removed the children from Murray's care.

They returned in September with a search warrant for the home. That is when they found the remains of two babies, dressed in diapers and infant outfits. The body of the third child is described by The Boston Globe as that of a fetus.

"I have never seen anything like the facts in this case," Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early said at a news conference Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. "Everyone who went into that house, to a person, said they'd never seen anything like it."


Comment: Did 'persons' go into the house before or after the horrific conditions and dead babies were discovered? If so, why was that not reported by anyone?


The house, which was eventually demolished, was said to be infested with rodents and insects, with feces smeared on the walls.

Comment: That our society has degenerated this far is just deplorable. At some point, seven children were in one home. How does this go unnoticed by ANYONE? Where were social services?

Red Flag

Frat house banned at San Diego State after members waved sex toys at anti-rape march

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San Diego State University has banned the Gamma Alpha fraternity after members allegedly threw eggs and waved sex toys at people involved in an anti-rape march on campus in November.

San Diego State University (SDSU) said on its website that the national Delta Sigma Phi fraternity had agreed to close the school's Gamma Alpha chapter at least until the fall of 2016, according to Reuters.

"There is no place in our campus community for the type of ongoing behaviors displayed by those involved with this fraternity chapter," Eric Rivera, SDSU vice president for student affairs, said in a written statement.

"We appreciate the willingness of the national office of Delta Sigma Phi to step in and address these issues and take action with us. We hope that through these actions, when the time is right, they will bring a chapter back to SDSU and be productive members of our community."

Gamma Alpha members are accused of taking part in harassing about 35 students taking part in a "Take Back the Night" anti-campus-rape march, as colleges across the nation are addressing a spate of head-turning sexual assault allegations and subsequent demonstrations of defiance by students.

Comment: Related articles:

All frat activities suspended at San Diego State after protesters hit with eggs and seventh accusation of rape this semester
America the beautiful - A rape culture: Brutal assault and struggle for justice at UVA
Sick world! Rolling Stone apologizes for telling the truth in University of Virginia rape story

Megaphone

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasts 'Orwellian prick' Cleveland cop justifying Tamir Rice shooting: 'For Christ's sake, be a human for a second'

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Young Turks host Cenk Uygur
Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted Cleveland Patrolmen's Association head Jeffrey Follmer on Tuesday for his insistence that the shootings of Tamir Rice and John Crawford by local officers were justified.

"Just, for Christ's sake, be a human for a second," Uygur said. "And say, 'We're so sorry that [a] 12-year-old kid died, man. Obviously we didn't mean that.' Is that too hard to say? Is that too hard to say - 'We didn't mean to kill your 12-year-old son. We're so sorry about that.'"


Comment: Even an apology is too much for police. Just that would mean that they would be admitting they did something wrong, and no matter how egregious their actions are, they refuse to apologize. It's unlikely that the Gestapo ever apologized for anything either.


Uygur showed footage of Follmer telling MSNBC host Ari Melber on Monday that Officer Timothy Loehmann was justified in shooting and killing Rice last month, citing footage of the fatal encounter that showed Loehmann killing Rice just two seconds after pulling up near him at a local park.

"The male's action spoke for itself," Follmer said. "The video clearly shows, and by the officers' statement, that they were justified in the deadly force." Later he added, "This shooting was tragic, but it was justified."

Follmer also said to Melber, "How about this? Listen to police officers commands, listen to what we tell you, and just stop. I think that eliminates a lot of problems. I have kids too, they know how to respect the law. They know what to do when a police officer comes up to them."
Pistol

Cop holds man at gunpoint who was speeding home to assist wife in labor

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A Cleveland-area man said he was held at gunpoint, ticketed and threatened despite explaining to a police officer that he was speeding home to help his wife, who has a high-risk pregnancy, give birth Northeast Ohio Media Group reported.

"Officer Robinson approached me yelling at me to put my hands up and holding me at gunpoint as if I was threatening his life," Samuel Taylor said of the encounter. "His finger was on the trigger."

According to WKYC-TV, Taylor's wife, Katie, sent him a text message last Friday morning asking him to come home from work because she was in labor. Taylor said he was traveling at 38 mph in a 25 mph zone when he passed Cleveland Heights Police Officer William Robinson in his patrol vehicle.

Robinson started following Taylor, and signaled for him to pull over. But because he was "literally about six or seven houses" away from his home and street parking was blocked by other vehicles, Taylor said, he slowed down and pulled into his driveway, at which point Robinson allegedly approached him with his gun drawn.


Comment: There is absolutely no reason for the cop to pull his gun. The man was not a threat to the officer. The fact that cops feel the need to threaten to shoot people if they don't immediately pull over, and that that behavior is clearly allowed, is another clear sign of how the U.S. has become a police state.

Black Cat

Programming children to accept a culture of violence

finding nemo

A study has found that characters in children's cartoons are twice as likely to be killed off than actors in movies aimed at adults. In 'Finding Nemo,' Nemo’s mother is eaten by a barracuda just four minutes into the movie
It's something long-suffering Tom and his tormentor Jerry must have known for a long time.

Children's cartoons are apparently more violent than films aimed at adults, and filled with 'murder and mayhem' according to research.

Animated characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off than actors in movies aimed at a grown up audience, the study claims.

In fact, cartoons released between 1937 and 2013 were described as 'rife with death and destruction'.

The authors of the research concluded: 'Rather than being innocuous and gentler alternatives to typical horror or drama films, children's animated films are, in fact, hotbeds of murder and mayhem.'

Comment: While some could argue that death is a part of life that children will eventually be exposed to, one has to wonder at the overall point in needlessly traumatizing very young children. These grisly scenes of violence and death have been shown to make children more aggressive and research has shown that action and violent programming makes children more vulnerable to the advertising.

It is horribly sick to realize that young minds are being warped for corporate profitability. However this becomes understandable when you consider the effects on society when psychopathic individuals finally gain control. At that point they are able to spread their immoral precepts throughout society to the point where people begin to accept these values as normal. This describes what Andrew Lobaczewski called the process of ponerization in his book Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes :
The actions of [pathocracy] affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every town, business, and institution. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country creating a "new class" within that nation. This privileged class [of pathocrats] feels permanently threatened by the "others", i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man.
They only begin to lose their grip on society when sufficient numbers of people educate themselves and are then able to inoculate themselves against further deterioration, while taking positive steps to reorganize society and forge new societal links.

See also:

Ponerology 101: Snakes in Suits

Ponerology 101: The Psychopath's Mask of Sanity

Quenelle

UK: Real Junk Food Project has fed 10,000 people, using 20 tonnes of unwanted food in a country crippled by "austerity" measures


The Real Junk Food Project feeds punters on goods that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, independent grocers and food banks
The founder of a quietly-growing empire of social cafes has called on a change in the law to prevent the UK's "criminal" levels of food waste - especially by supermarkets - while so many go hungry.

Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, in Armley, Leeds, feeds his punters on goods that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, independent grocers and food banks.

The 29-year-old trained chef cooks up stews, casseroles, soups and cakes with the unwanted food, charging a "pay as you feel" policy - allowing punters to pay what they feel they can, and if that is nothing, they can help with the washing up.

In just 10 months he has fed 10,000 people on 20 tonnes of unwanted food, raising over £30,000.

Comment: Expect to see more of this in a city near you soon as things continue to deteriorate in western "civilization". Get involved!

Bullseye

Disposable citizens: The 6-step process to throw away the poor half of America

America's wealth-takers are all too ready to abandon people when they aren't useful.
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One of the themes of the writing of Henry Giroux is that more and more Americans are becoming "disposable," recognized as either commodities or criminals by the more fortunate members of society. There seems to be a method to the madness of winner-take-all capitalism. The following steps, whether due to greed, indifference or disdain, are the means by which America's wealth-takers dispose of the people they don't need.

1. Deplete Their Wealth

Recent analysis has determined that half of America is in or near poverty. This is confirmed by researchers Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, who point out: "The bottom half of the distribution always owns close to zero wealth on net. Hence, the bottom 90% wealth share is the same as the share of wealth owned by top 50-90 families - what can be described as the middle class."

The United States has one of the highest poverty rates in the developed world. It's much worse since the recession, especially for blacks and Hispanics.

From 2008 to 2013 the stock market, which is largely owned by just 10% of Americans, gained 18% per year. Well-to-do stockholders get capital gains tax breaks, including a carried interest subsidy Robert Reich calls "a pure scam."

The bottom half of America, relying on regular bank accounts, earn about one percent on their savings.

2. Strip Away Their Income

Earnings due to workers for their years of productivity have been withheld by people in power. Based on inflation, the minimum wage should be nearly three times its current level. An investor report from J.P. Morgan noted a direct correlation between record profits and cutbacks in wages.

We hear occasional news about job growth, but low-wage jobs ($7.69 to $13.83 per hour), which made up just one fifth of the jobs lost to the recession, accounted for nearly three-fifths of the jobs regained during the recovery. And it's getting worse. Nine out of 10 of the fastest-growing occupations are considered low-wage, generally not requiring a college degree, including food service, healthcare, housekeeping, and retail sales.

Among rich countries, according to OECD data, the U.S. is near the bottom in both union participation and employee protection laws.

Comment: This is so tragic. The psychopathic leaders we elected have made important decisions that have created this reality. Instead of leaders, we have parasites that feed on humanity.

Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes

Ponerized Society: Wealth breeds narcissism andpsychopathic behavior

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Monotheistic religions - Playground for psychopaths

the accused
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Blasphemy: the accused
Religious statutes permit Muslims to take the law in their own hands, kill alleged blasphemers and attack minority communities. In Pakistan, a mere accusation of blasphemy is often enough to put an individual and their community in extreme danger.

Is this only true to Islam or are there similarities at work in other religious systems as well? Let's look at recent events to illustrate the concern:

Blasphemy: Utter-ly a Death's Sentence

a horror story...
Christians beaten to death for allegedly desecrating Qur'an in Pakistan
An angry crowd attacked and killed a Christian couple and then burned their bodies at the brick kiln where they worked. Rumors circulated that the couple had desecrated a Qur'an the day before, although the circumstances of this accusation are not clear [...] the latest example of violence against minorities accused of blasphemy...
and this one is unthinkable...
Girl saw her mother burn alive for blasphemy in Pakistan...and then the mob tried to set HER alight as well
A four-year-old girl and her 18-month-old sister were forced to watch their pregnant Christian mother 'twitch' in the flames when a Muslim mob burnt her and her husband alive after accusing them of blasphemy and were savagely beaten...
and then this crazed old guy...
A 70-year-old Briton suffering from paranoid schizophrenia is facing a death sentence in Pakistan
When Mohammad Asghar claimed to be a prophet sent by God, his psychosis talking, a police officer at the maximum security prison shot him in the back because he had to "kill the blasphemer..."
Pistol

Pennsylvania shooting spree suspect Bradley Stone found dead in woods

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State police block off Schoolhouse Road in Pennsburg on Dec. 16 after police discover the body, sources say, of Bradley Stone. The 35-year-old was wanted for the shootings of his ex-wife and six family members.
Bradley Stone, the man prosecutors say is responsible for killing his ex-wife and five of her family members and seriously stabbing one other before going on the run, has been found dead in the woods near his home, the Montgomery County District Attorney said.

His body was discovered at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday near W. 4th Street and Schoolhouse Road North Hanover Township, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. The location is about a half mile from the former Marine's home where SWAT teams have been methodically searching for the man for the past two days.

It appears Stone took his own life through "self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his body," Vetri Ferman said. A knife was discovered nearby, she said.

Police also found a video recorded by Stone on a cell phone on or near his person, law enforcement sources said.

Stone, 35, had not been seen since just before 5 a.m. Monday as he rushed his screaming children out of their mother's apartment in Harleysville. Moments before, neighbors and police said he gunned down the woman, Nicole Hill Stone. She was the last of seven family members he shot that morning, prosecutors said.

The children were left in his neighborhood in Pennsburg and he fled, officials said. The girls, along with Stone's current wife and infant are now in protective custody, Vetri Ferman said.

Comment: This is such a sad and needless tragedy.

Arrow Down

Keeping colonialism in place: Haitian police and UN 'peacekeepers' fire on protesters

Haiti protesters
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A government-appointed commission has recommended that the country's prime minister resign
Haitian police and UN peacekeepers have clashed with protesters as several thousand opposition supporters tried to march on the presidential palace, demanding new leadership.

The Associated Press reported that UN troops fired in the air as police used tear gas to disperse protesters. The demonstrations started off peacefully but shots were fired after protesters burned tires and threw rocks at police.

Friday's march in the capital, Port-au-Prince, was only the latest in a series of demonstrations by opposition supporters demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.

It came just days after a government-appointed commission recommended that the country's prime minister resign.

Comment: One of the reasons the poor have not seen progress is that a large amount of the reconstruction funds have been used to build five star hotels for foreigners rather than being used to provide food and housing for the Haitian people. The international community is not helping rebuild Haiti. It is improving colonialism in Haiti with its companies, using the country's population as slave labor to boost profits.

Haiti "Reconstruction": Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite

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