Free Thought Project
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:54 UTC
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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:01 UTC
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
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:36 UTC
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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:06 UTC
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.
21st Century Wire
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:05 UTC
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:54 UTC
"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."
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:42 UTC
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.
The Free Thought Project
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:35 UTC
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.
Navy SEAL faces felony charges of molesting girl on camera, raping a woman and keeping stash of child porn
Los Angeles Times
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:30 UTC
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.