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Child psychopath: Brooklyn pre-teen's reign of terror over after police finally arrest him for beating 80-year old woman

© Gary Hershorn / Reuters/REUTERS
A pre-teen terror in Brooklyn attacked an 80-year-old woman three different times — hitting her over the head with a metal rod, setting her jacket on fire with a lighter and punching her in the face, police sources said.
A preteen's reign of terror in a Brooklyn neighborhood — that includes targeting and menacing senior citizens — is over, police sources said.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday for beating an 80-year-old woman and trying to light her on fire, authorities said.

Sources described the child as troubled. He has run away from home twice and been assaulted once.

"This kid is a real piece of work," one source said. "He's like a terror in that community."

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New study reveals most Britons feel ethnic minorities are threat to 'Britishness'

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The majority of Britons believe ethnic minorities living in the UK are a threat to their culture, a new study suggests

Up to a quarter of the population thinks immigrants are snatching jobs, while just over a third (34 percent) believe that they take more from the nation than they contribute, according to this year's Aurora Humanitarian Index survey.

The study also found that respondents believe Brexit will have an impact on the UK's ability to deal with the exodus of refugees flowing into Europe from war-torn areas.

A large number of people lack confidence in world leaders to tackle the refugee crisis, the survey found, and when it comes to Prime Minister Theresa May only a minority (15 percent) think she is the best figure to resolve the issue.

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Oops! False alarm sent after New Jersey accidentally activates nuclear warning system during emergency drill

© NJ Office of Emergency Management
This emergency broadcast regarding the nuclear power plant in Salem County was sent erroneously, authorities said Tuesday night.
So that frightening broadcast alert about an emergency at the Salem County nuclear power plant ... never mind, authorities say.

An emergency broadcast message sent to televisions across south New Jersey around 9 p.m. ET Tuesday was just a mistake, according to state and county emergency management officials.

"There is NO emergency at our Hope Creek nuclear plant," PSEG Nuclear spokesman Joe Delmar said in an email. "We are conducting an emergency drill. Some of the drill scenario was mistaken for an actual emergency. We are working with the NJ Office of Emergency Management to correct this information. Again, there is NO emergency."

Whistle

Obama administration knowingly let MS-13 gang members into US after they were captured at border

The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.

Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 people who were caught crossing the border.

"CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities," Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said.


Comment: See also: Obama immigration officials released nearly 600 convicted sex offenders back onto US streets


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Seeing through the lies: Germans and Italians don't believe NATO's "Russian invasion" hysteria

According to a Sputnik survey conducted just before the NATO summit in Brussels, Italians, Germans, and the French largely do not believe in NATO's claims of a possible Russian invasion of Poland and the Baltic states. Meanwhile, Britons and Americans are of a different opinion.

The majority of respondents in Italy (69%) and Germany (60%) and nearly half of Frenchmen (47%) do not believe that Russia has plans to invade Poland and the Baltic states. Such an opinion is held mainly by the older generation with a high level of education.

In the UK and US, on the contrary, well-educated people do not rule out a Russian invasion of Eastern Europe. Forty-three percent of Britons and 55% of Americans, mostly Democrats, agree that such is possible.

Comment: It seems the people in some countries are more immune to the propaganda that is continually put forth by Western media or it could be that the onslaught is not as wide ranging in these countries.

Interestingly enough, another recent poll conducted in the United States found:
"Sixty-five percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media," a news report explaining the poll revealed. "That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats."

[...]

The report concluded that the result is that both Trump's image and US public trust in the media are at all-time lows.
Now only if some Americans and other Western citizens could put 2 + 2 together and see the ties between the media and their respective deep states and that the fake news put out by the various national medias is pushing the agenda of the deep state to demonize and lie about Russia and its intentions. Hopefully, the efforts of honorable people, such as Oliver Stone, can chip away at the false representations.


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London's Stansted airport police arrest man suspected of plotting terrorist attack

© Luke MacGregor / Reuters
Counter-terrorism officers have arrested a man at Stansted airport on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the Metropolitan Police has said. The suspect was detained before boarding a flight to Turkey.

The suspect was arrested "on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism contrary to Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000," according to a Metropolitan Police statement.

The 37-year-old was taken into custody at a South London police station. His arrest was linked to his plans to travel to Syria via Turkey.

Meanwhile, two residential addresses in north London are now being searched. Scotland Yard has noted that the arrest at Stansted has no connection to Monday's Manchester Arena attack.

Comment: See also: Crowds flee Ariana Grande concert in Manchester following reports of explosion; at least 22 killed and 59 injured - UPDATES


Bizarro Earth

Report: European, Japanese & Canadian investment firms fund production of cluster bombs, make billions in breach of intl law

© Khalil Ashawi / Reuters
More than a dozen financial companies based in European states, Japan, and Canada invest in major cluster bomb producers, in violation of an international treaty prohibiting their production that has been ratified by their home countries, a report says.

Investment in companies that produce cluster bombs continues to grow despite an international agreement banning the use and production of such munitions that has been signed by more than 100 nations to date, a Netherlands-based NGO called PAX noted in its latest report on the issue.

Over the past four years, the total volume of investment in cluster bomb producers amounted to $31 billion, while the total number of investors reached 166 financial institutions, the report published on Tuesday says.

Investment sharply increased between 2016 and 2017, jumping by $3 billion.

Stormtrooper

Torture, rape, executions: Iraq to investigate reported atrocities by American-trained liberators of Mosul

© Danish Siddiqui / Reuters
A member of Iraqi Emergency Response Division force
The Iraqi Interior Ministry said that it will investigate a report by Der Spiegel magazine, which accused the country's elite US-backed military unit of murder, torture and rape of civilians during the operation against Islamic State terrorists in Mosul.

"The interior minister ordered investigators to conduct a clear and fair inquiry... (and) to take legal measures against those who are negligent if the investigation proves so," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Last week, Der Spiegel published an article titled "Not Heroes, but Monsters," by freelance Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Ali Arkady, who accompanied the Interior Ministry's elite Emergency Response Division (ERD) unit throughout the operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Comment: Even in doing something ostensibly 'good' - assisting the Iraqi's in defeating ISIS in Mosul - the US military can't help but taint and ponerize the Iraqi military in the malevolent ways of the beast.


Red Flag

Task force created by Indonesian police chief to investigate LGBT activity

© Reno Esnir / Reuters
An Indonesian police chief has announced plans to deploy a task force to investigate LGBT activity, stating that it will be particularly focused on disrupting "secret parties." It comes just days after police raided a gay club in the country's capital.

Anton Charliyan, police chief of Indonesia's most populous province of West Java, said on Wednesday that the task force will include specialists, and will be especially determined to disrupt "secret parties," Reuters reported, citing Detik news portal.

However, Charliyan's task force approach is not supported by police at the national level, according to national police spokesperson Setyo Wasisto.

"It is enough for us to handle it as we do regularly," the spokesperson said, as quoted by Reuters.

Sheriff

Police chief found guilty in massive heroin trafficking

As the Free Thought Project points out — on a daily basis — often times, the most trusted members of society are the most criminal individuals out there. This point is made recently in Fresno, California as the former Deputy Police Chief, one of the most trusted men in town, was found guilty on federal drug trafficking charges.

To be clear, the Free Thought Project has reported on the atrocities and unintended consequences of the prohibition of arbitrary substances by the state. So, someone providing a willing adult with a product that they want for themselves is not morally wrong, as there is no victim.

That being said, however, when a person who claims the legal authority to kidnap, cage, and kill you over those substances — uses their authority to deal in those very substances — this is not only hypocritical, it is tyrannical.