Sentencing delayed in trial of 10yo guilty of rape over psychological capacity concerns - Boy returns to school
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:35 UTC
Sentencing was delayed after concerns were raised over the child by Magistrate Andree-Marie Horrigan, who told the court a psychologist's report on his welfare "raises a number of issues, one of which is capacity." The matter requires further consideration, Horrigan said, ordering the boy to appear in court again on March 15, The Australian reports.
Representing the child, who cannot be identified due to his age, his lawyer Neville Barber told the court he disputed the psychologist's findings. "(The offender) was well aware of what he should not have done," he said. "On my instructions he is well aware that he did what he should not have done."
'No place in America for hatred': Vice President Pence condemns anti-Semitism at vandalized Jewish cemetery
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:43 UTC
On Wednesday afternoon, Pence and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (R) visited the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, where more than 150 headstones were toppled and broken on Sunday evening. The damage was concentrated in an area holding the cemetery's oldest graves.
"There is no place in America for hatred, prejudice, or acts of violence, or anti-Semitism," Pence said, speaking through a bullhorn.
"I must tell you that the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care for this place and the Jewish community," he told volunteers who were there to clean up the vandalism. "I want to thank you for that inspiration. For showing the world what America is all about."
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:18 UTC
Hundreds of students have taken to the streets for the demonstration, LCI TV reports.
Up to 16 high schools in Paris were totally blocked by protesters, while 12 others were partially blocked. The protest is trending under the hashtag #BLOCUSPOURTHÉO (Bloc for Theo).
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:07 UTC
The tapes contain soundbites from current and previous CNN employees including Joe Sterling, Arthur Brice, and Nicky Robertson. O'Keefe is releasing the tapes under 'Project Veritas' in a series of WikiLeaks-style dumps.
O'Keefe is offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone who exposes media malfeasance on the tapes and has asked the public to help listen to the hours of recordings and transcribe their information.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:08 UTC
Enforcements included units from the Wisconsin State Troopers and Morton County officers, according to Unicorn Riot, an independent media collective. The collective also reported seeing a National Lawyers Guild observer being arrested.
Police regrouped following several arrests, returning to formation opposite protesters on the road. Remaining protesters anticipated them rushing at any moment.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:52 UTC
On Thursday, the Okinawa branch of the Naha District Court ordered the Japanese government to pay the compensation to residents near Kadena Air Base, which hosts the largest combat wing in the US Air Force. The base hosts some 22,000 US soldiers, family members, and Japanese employees in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa in Okinawa Prefecture, according to base data.
According to presiding Judge Tetsuya Fujikura, the noise burden on locals has continued despite a 2009 ruling that called upon Japanese authorities to improve the situation.
Comment: The noise levels are but one of the many reasons the Japanese have been protesting against the presence of the US military for decades.
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Video of off-duty LAPD officer firing gun in dispute with teens sparks LA protests & 24 arrests (VIDEO)
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:04 UTC
The incident took place after the officer, whose identity has not been revealed, confronted a group of teens from a nearby high school for walking across his lawn. Anaheim police said in a statement that it was part of an ongoing dispute between the officer and teens.
No-one was injured by the gunfire but two teens were arrested when Anaheim police arrived at the scene. One was taken into custody for making criminal threats and battery, and the other was picked up for assault and battery.
Anaheim police confirmed that the off-duty officer is cooperating with the ongoing investigation and is not being arrested at this time. LAPD also announced that they are carrying out an investigation.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:51 UTC
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Education (DOE) sent a "dear colleague" letter to public schools, informing them of changes to the "sex discrimination" code that the Obama administration instructed schools to follow.
Chicago, Baltimore, Memphis and Milwaukee are already seeing a rise in homicide in 2017, compared to the same time last year. While violence keeps climbing, many are desperately searching for a solution to the problem.
Chicago's murder rate returned to 1996 levels when the city was struggling with a drug epidemic and gang wars. The problem is now exacerbated by years of mistrust of police, leading to "the withdrawal of some local communities [from cooperating with police] and police disengagement," as Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, told the Wall Street Journal.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:20 UTC
The 42-year-old suspect put the clip, entitled "Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns" to a group called "YES TO FREEDOM - NO TO ISLAM" in December 2015.
Jan Reckendorff, from the public prosecutor's office in Viborg, said: "It is the prosecution's view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the Bible and the Quran can in some cases be a violation of the blasphemy clause, which covers public scorn or mockery of religion.
"It is our opinion that the circumstances of this case mean it should be prosecuted so the courts now have an opportunity to take a position on the matter."
Judges in Aalborg will heard the case, although a date has not yet been set. The maximum sentence for blasphemy is four months in prison but Mr Reckendorff said prosecutors were more likely to seek a fine.