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Sick society: UK cop given only 11 years for child rape and bestiality

Officer Derren Tomlinson
Officer Derren Tomlinson
Officer Derren Tomlinson, 44, with the West Mercia Police department was sentenced to 11 years in prison this week for unspeakable crimes against children and animals. The allegations against this well-respected police officer of nine years shocked the town.

This model public servant was convicted of raping a girl under 13-years-old, sexual assault on a child, and bestiality. His offensively short sentence is likely due to the fact that he was a law enforcement officer.

When sentencing Tomlinson, Judge Robin Onions said he was "utterly unsuited to being a (police officer)" — an understatement, to say the least.


Obnoxious neighbor: Okinawa residents outraged over yet another rape by US soldier, call for reduction of US military presence

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© Jiji Press / AFP
Residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have taken to the streets to show their outrage against the alleged rape of a Japanese tourist by a US sailor. Thousands also aired their concerns about the island's controversial US military base not being a good neighbor.

The Okinawa Prefectural Assembly supported the population's anger, passing a resolution and releasing a statement that condemned the reported rape and demanded for the American military to enforce laws.

"We cannot help but say that the US military's efforts and instructions have not been effective, and we feel deep resentment," the assembly said, adding that it has called on the US military personnel numerous times before to ensure proper behavior.

Moreover, the assembly asked for Japan to review its Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US. The agreement sets the legal status for the American military personnel in Japan. Local lawmakers also called for a reduction in US military bases on the island.

Comment: The Japanese have had more than enough of the U.S. military presence, and have been consistently protesting for years - it's little wonder.

Heart - Black

"Good for Israel": Opposition leader Herzog denounces some Israelis' 'morbid joy' at Brussels attacks

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog
© Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Isaac Herzog addresses the Knesset on February 10, 2016.

Netanyahu says no difference between attacks in Israel and Europe; minister slams EU for labeling settlement goods while terror brews

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Tuesday spoke out against Israelis who he said expressed "morbid joy" over Europe's pain in the wake of a series of deadly terror attacks in Brussels earlier in the day.

Speaking via video linkup to the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC, from Jerusalem, Netanyahu condemned the attack that was said to have claimed some 35 lives in airport and metro bombings in Brussels. "The chain of attacks from Paris to San Bernardino, from Istanbul to the Ivory Coast and now to Brussels, and the daily attacks on Israel — this is one continuous assault on all of us," he said.

Comment: Two months ago: "According to a statement issued by the PMO, Netanyahu protested the EU's formal positions on Israel, and accused Brussels of employing a "double standard" toward Israel."

Comment: In its despicable and cynical attempt to garner support for its slow-motion horror show of Palestinian ethnic cleansing Israel, once again, tries to conflate the resistance it receives with that of "ISIS" inflicted terror and carnage around the world. But there are even some in Israel who are waking up to the soul-less turpitude that has become the country's main voice over the last how many years. And many around the world seem not too far behind...
Translations provided by Israeli peace activist Ronnie Barkan


Six year old child pulled from class, handcuffed under stairs at Chicago school

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A woman is outraged after she says her daughter was handcuffed while at school.

Marlena Wordlaw said her 6-year-old daughter Madisyn Moore was pulled out of class at Fernwood Elementary for taking candy off of a teacher's desk. Wordlaw said her daughter was then handcuffed under some stairs at school to teach her a lesson.

Madisyn explained how the school security guard handcuffed her after lunch.

"They hurted," Moore said. "He snatched me out of my class. He made me get out in my handcuffs."

Comment: Violence and oppression are now common in U.S. schools, where children are suspended, handcuffed, arrested and even tasered for what used to be considered childlike behavior.

Bad Guys

Atlanta airport evacuated due to suspicious package amid reports of active shooter

atlanta airport
© Tami Chappell / ReutersHartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was evacuated after a suspicious package was found, the airport announced on Twitter. Unconfirmed reports on social media said there was a shooting on the premises.

The public areas of the domestic terminal were evacuated, according to the airport's official Twitter account. The "incident was cleared" shortly after the announcement, and people began returning to the airport's atrium area.

Airport officials told local ABC affiliate WSB that the suspicious package was found in the south baggage claim area. Both the north and south terminals were evacuated.

The package was labeled suspicious after an explosive dog alerted to it, according to airport officials cited by NBC affiliate WXIA. According to the airport, there was little impact on operations.


Liberal Islamophobia and the Brussels bombings

Group of Muslim students
© AFPA group of Muslim students take selfies before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a speech at a campaign rally on 5 March, 2016 in Wichita, Kansas. During the speech, after they voiced some protests, they were removed from the convention centre.
Glaringly absent from American news media are opinion polls showing that Muslims are no more likely to accept violence than other groups

No sooner had the Belgian attacks happened, commentators on social media began linking the terror acts to the Islamic faith, with the hashtag #StopIslam trending on Twitter.

Empirical data show that Islamophobia, defined by Professor Todd Green as "an irrational fear, hostility or hatred of Muslims or Islam" is on the rise in American society.

Many Americans are increasingly scared of Muslims, and, given rising anti-Muslim hate crimes - the FBI says anti-Muslim hate crimes have increased fivefold since the September 11 terror attacks - many American Muslims are also growing more scared for their personal safety.

Given attacks by Muslim extremists - including the 11 September 2011 attacks - some fear of Muslim terrorists is obviously warranted. But much of Islamophobia borders on the absurd. Islamophobic statements, sentiments and policies tend toward exaggeration and overgeneralisation, and are divorced from empirical realities.

Recent statements made by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump offer useful cases-in-point. In a recent CNN interview, Trump stated that "Islam hates us." Trump also claimed last week that 27 percent of Muslims are radicals who are "very militant".

No one knows where or how Trump's campaign team came up with the 27 percent figure. He may have consulted with noted Islamophobe Brigitte Gabriel, who famously claimed that Muslim radicals represent "between 15 to 25 percent" of the global Muslim population. "You're looking at 180 million to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilisation," Gabriel asserted. Prominent media personality Glenn Beck, meanwhile, has claimed that 10 percent of the world's Muslims are terrorists.

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Indian Child Welfare Act: State of California returns 'Lexi' to her family

Lexi goes home
On Monday, March 21, pandemonium broke out in Santa Clarita, California, at the home of foster couple Summer and Russell Page as social workers from the Department of Children and Family Services arrived to pick up a 6-year-old girl who was being held by the couple in defiance of a court ordering her returned to relatives after a five-year custody battle.
On Monday, March 21, pandemonium broke out in Santa Clarita, California, at the home of foster couple Summer and Russell Page as social workers from the Department of Children and Family Services arrived to pick up a 6-year-old girl who was being held by the couple in defiance of a court ordering her returned to relatives after a five-year custody battle. At 2:45 p.m. PST, the sobbing girl was carried to a vehicle and whisked away as dozens of media outlets and protesters looked on, bringing an end to a stand-off over the child's custody that had made headlines around the world.

The girl, who goes by the name "Lexi," was ordered to be placed with relatives, including her biological sister, in Utah in compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. Her identity was released to the media by the Pages over the weekend, including a Facebook page titled "Save Lexi," in which they sought public support in defiance of the court's order, according to legal experts in California.

Comment: There are many states in the US that snatches young Native Americans from their homes and places them in foster care for bogus reasons. Bottom line it's big money for the state.

* Each year, South Dakota removes an average of 700 Native American children from their homes. Indian children are less than 15 percent of state's the child population, but make up more than half the children in foster care.

* Despite the Indian Child Welfare Act, which says Native American children must be placed with their family members, relatives, their tribes or other Native Americans, native children are more than twice as likely to be sent to foster care as children of other races, even in similar circumstances.

* Nearly 90 percent of Native American children sent to foster care in South Dakota are placed in non-native homes or group care.

* Less than 12 percent of Native American children in South Dakota foster care had been physically or sexually abused in their homes, below the national average. The state says parents have "neglected" their children, a subjective term. But tribe leaders tell NPR what social workers call neglect is often poverty; and sometimes native tradition.

* A close review of South Dakota's budget shows that they receive almost $100 million a year to subsidize it's foster care program.


Parts of Denver International Airport evacuated over security threat

No threat was found at Denver International Airport after an evacuation of a section of the main terminal because of potentially suspicious packages.

Denver police cleared a part of the main terminal on the west side between doors 600 and 610 on level six and 500 to 510 on level five, according to an airport tweet. Level five is the bag claim and passenger pickup level, and level six is for passenger dropoff and check-in.

The terminal re-opened to the public just after 4:45 p.m.

Airport officials said "several packages"were screened to determine the validity of the threat that was originally reported by TSA.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the alert was "strong enough" to prompt an evacuation and full response.

Airport officials did not make any ties or connections to the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

"We are just looking at this particular incident," officials said. "We would respond like this on any day."


Secret mission: 730 pounds of plutonium being shipped to South Carolina on an armed British ship

An armed British ship carrying 730 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium left a port in Japan Tuesday, destined for a secret mission to South Carolina.

Authorities have declined to say anything about the trip, citing security concerns. But Kyodo News has reported that the shipment is part of a 2014 agreement Japan struck with the U.S. to decrease its massive stockpile of plutonium.

The ship, accompanied by a second vessel, is headed for the Savannah River Site, a nuclear reservation in South Carolina, where the plutonium is to be downgraded and stored.

Shopping Bag

Ramping up the fear: Portion of Denver airport evacuated due to suspicious package

Denver airport
© Joe Amon, The Denver PostThe Denver International Airport and hotel from the far side of the airfield.
A section of Denver International Airport has been evacuated because of a possible suspicious package, officials said Tuesday.

Denver police are evacuating a part of the main terminal on the west side between doors 600 and 610 on level six and 500 to 510 on level five, according to an airport tweet. Level five is the bag claim and passenger pickup level, and level six is for passenger dropoff and check-in.

Affected ticket counters include: American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa and British Airways. Flights are continuing, the airport said, although delays are possible.

Details about the the DIA threat have not yet been released, other than saying police are investigating a suspicious package.

"As a precaution, TSA is deploying additional security to major U.S. airports and at various rail and transit stations," said a tweet from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.