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Loathsome: Former Trump Campaign Chair who's a retired Judge arrested for child sex trafficking

Judge Tim Nolan of California, Kentucky represents District 5 on the Campbell County School Board. He served at the chair of the 2016 Donald Trump campaign in Campbell County. And, he's just been charged with felony child trafficking.

Nolan is now facing charges of felony human trafficking of a minor, felony inducing a minor to engage in sex and a third count of giving alcohol to a minor.

As River City News reports: Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that Nolan is charged with human trafficking (a class B felony), first degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class C felony), and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class A misdemeanor). Beshear's Special Prosecution Division is handling the case. The division is responsible for assisting local prosecutors in complex or sensitive cases, as well as, handle cases in which local prosecutors recuse themselves.

Footprints

Russian captive flees from Colombia guerrillas by disarming, shooting his abductors

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A Russian-Armenian captive has escaped from Colombian guerrilla fighters in a shootout worthy of an action movie. The man disarmed his guard and seriously injured five of the militants, in the process receiving a gunshot wound himself, the rebels say.

The man, identified as Arsen (Levon) Voskanyan, a dual Russian-Armenian citizen, took his rescue operation into his own hands and broke free from Colombia's second largest militia, the National Liberation Army, which is more commonly known by its Spanish acronym, ELN.

At the time of Voskanyan's heroics a convoy was actually on its way to release him at the request of the Russian embassy in Colombia.

Voskanyan seized one of the militants' guns and opened fire at the others, injuring five people. He was wounded by return fire, but managed to hide in the jungle.

Bullseye

UKIP wants mandatory annual FGM checks on young girls & burka ban

© Ahmad Masood / Reuters
UKIP announced plans for a policy of mandatory annual medical checks for schoolgirls in "at-risk minority" groups for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prosecutions for parents of anyone who has undergone the procedure.

As part of its "integration agenda," UKIP announced mandatory annual FGM checks for girls in schools. It wants to "implement school-based medical checks on girls at high risk of suffering FGM. These should take place annually and whenever they return from trips overseas."

The party is also calling for parents of girls who are subjected to FGM, which is illegal in Britain, to face prosecution.

It pledges to "make failure to report instances of FGM by someone who has knowledge that it has taken place a criminal offence itself" and for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to "operate under a presumption of prosecution any parents whose daughter has undergone FGM."

Comment: See also: Female doctor found mutilating young girls' genitals in Michigan practice


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UK has one of highest rates of anti-Semitic offenses in the world - Israeli watchdog

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The UK has one of the highest rates of anti-Semitic offenses in the world, a new report by an Israel - based watchdog has revealed.

Although the overall number of offenses decreased by 12 percent worldwide, the Annual Report on Antisemitism by the Kantor Center, found that the rate of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK stood at 557 in the first half of 2016, an 11 percent increase on the same period in 2015.

Offenses falling under the Abusive Behavior category accounted for 431 of the total. These include one-off hate mails, anti-Semitic verbal abuse and anti-Semitic graffiti on non-Jewish properties.

The report does not specify what triggered such a spike in anti-Semitic incidents, but it does say that it took place during the months of April, May and June, which saw anti-Semitism, racism and extremism being extensively covered in the media.

Mike Whine of charity the Community Security Trust, who wrote up the UK section of the study, said the increase may be down to anti-Semitism being "a major matter of public discussion in the UK during 2016, fuelled by several public inquiries and the publication of their reports."

Last year, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for party member Shami Chakrabarti to chair an inquiry into allegations of anti-Semitism in the organization.

Comment: See also: Jews may leave Europe if Islamic terrorism, anti-Semitism not stopped, top rabbi warns MEPs


Bomb

Classroom blast in Dagestan, Russia kills 1 child, injures 11

At least one teenager was killed and 11 others injured in a blast in Russia's Republic of Dagestan, where an explosion at a local school was reportedly caused by a grenade brought into the building by one of the students.

At least three of the injured teenagers are in a critical condition, RIA Novosti reported, citing a local hospital.

Dagestan's Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed the numbers of the dead and injured to RT.

Bad Guys

Syrian mothers forced to watch as 116 children massacred by NATO-backed terrorists

On April 15th 2017, the people of Kafarya and Foua were attacked, their children mown down deliberately, by a suicide bomb or expolosive detonation, that targeted these innocent children who had been lured to their deaths by NATO and Gulf state terrorists, including Ahrar al Sham and Nusra Front (Al Qaeda). Mothers had to watch from behind the windows of the buses they had been imprisoned in for 48 hours, while strangers, terrorists, picked up their children, their wounded, bleeding, mutilated children, and piled them up in the backs of trucks and Turkish ambulances before driving them away from the horrific scene and stealing them from their distraught, powerless mothers.

Attention

China's Alibaba billionaire warns of decades of pain and social upheaval

© Ruben Sprich / Reuters
Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has warned people should prepare for decades of social upheaval and pain as the internet disrupts the global economy.

"In the next 30 years, the world's pain will be much greater than its happiness," Ma said at an entrepreneurial conference in Zhengzhou, China. "Social conflicts over the next 30 years will hugely impact every industry."

TV

Not just sexist, Fox News now facing lawsuits alleging racism

© Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters
The shameful legacy left by former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is proving hard to overcome for the company, which is already embroiled in multiple sex scandals. Now, several employees are adding a racial discrimination suit to the litany of alleged abuses.

Fox payroll manager Tichaona Brown and payroll coordinator Tabrese Wright have accused co-worker Judy Slater of making "racially charged comments, including suggestions that black men were 'women beaters' and that black people wanted to physically harm white people," reports Think Progress, citing The New York Times.

The lawsuit also alleges that Fox's accounting director, Tammy Efinger, participated in, or tacitly approved of, the ongoing racist behavior.

Slater was dismissed in February once litigation against the network began.

An additional seven employees are now expected to join the racial discrimination lawsuit this coming week.

However, even more damning claims have since come to light in a letter to the network's attorneys from the plaintiffs' legal team, reportedly seen by New York Magazine.

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Handcuffs

Dashcam video mysteriously malfunctions just as cops start beating an 83 y.o. man

A community is outraged after "the grandpa that everyone loves" suffered a shattered elbow and bloody nose at the hands of State Police, and is now facing a felony charge of resisting and obstructing police. Cops are telling a different story than the account given by 83-year-old Larry Sevenski, and the truth could easily be known - except that the police cruiser dashcam had a mysterious "malfunction" during Sevenski's arrest.

Sevenski is the owner of the only bar in the town of Warner Township, population 410. Larry's Seven-ski Inn was full on the night of St. Patrick's Day, with happy customers enjoying Irish food and music. Someone informed Sevenski that State Police were parked on his property waiting to harass people leaving the bar in hopes of collecting some revenue, so Sevenski decided to have a word with them.

After driving around and looking for the cops, Sevenski made a U-turn, and that's when a patrol vehicle pulled him over. Sevenski acknowledges getting out of the car and approaching the cops, but Michigan State Trooper Brock Artfitch tells a tale of this 83-year-old man making threatening statements and attacking the officers.

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Navy SEAL faces felony charges of molesting girl on camera, raping a woman and keeping stash of child porn

A Navy SEAL stationed in San Diego filmed himself molesting a sleeping girl, raped a woman in Virginia and kept a stash of child porn on his cellphone that included footage involving an infant having sex with a dog, according to allegations unsealed in federal court in Virginia Beach, Va.

Arrested in San Diego by federal marshals more than two weeks ago, SEAL Team One Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden, 31, faces felony child pornography and child sex assault charges in Virginia following an investigation by Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Norfolk field office.

Agents investigating the reported rape of an unconscious Virginia woman uncovered the child sex crimes.