16 Mar 2017
Youth Soccer Passes a Milestone of Misery – NewsMax
When the serial pedophile and BBC star Jimmy Saville was exposed for abusing children who appeared on his kid’s TV show there were 17 referrals made from the NSPCC hotline to find treatment for victims in the first three days.
Saville is said to have claimed at least 500 victims during his 54-year sex abuse rampage, but the youth soccer abuse may prove to be even more extensive. So far there are reports of molestation connected with 248 youth soccer clubs.
The rapidly growing total of abusers and victims is simply appalling.
So far “Operation Hydrant,” the name given to the effort to root out the perpetrators of the abuse, has identified 184 suspects and a shocking 526 victims, according to The Guardian. The victims are 97 percent male and the ages when predators snatched them are between four and 20.
Terrible stuff… the world continues to trash its children at a higher rate.
16 Mar 2017
Oklahoma state senator charged with child prostitution – UPI
Prosecutors announced Thursday they charged Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey with three felony charges after he was found last week in a motel with a teenage boy.
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn announced the charges, which include soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting for the purpose of prostitution.
He will have his day in court. But it’s not good when the police report finding a “strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the hotel room.” Lotion and a box of condoms were found in a backpack within the room.
16 Mar 2017
US claims for unemployment benefits slip by 2,000 – Associated Press
Applications for jobless benefits slipped by 2,000 to 241,000 after claims had risen by 20,000 in the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Two weeks ago claims had fallen to a 44-year low of 223,000. The four-week average, which is less volatile, rose by 750 last week to 237,250.
16 Mar 2017
Has anyone read WHY it was blocked?
Read the Hawaii judge’s order blocking Trump’s new travel ban – LA Times
- The university system, which is part of the state, will be financially and intangibly impacted, as the university recruits students and faculty from the targeted countries.
- It will also depress the tourism industry.
These are the “legal” reasons that the judge in Hawaii blocked the ban. It took them four pages (pages 17-21 at the link) to write out what I summarized in two sentences.
It is totally ridiculous for a court to behave in this manner.
11 Mar 2017
Edgar Welch D.C. pizza parlor shooting case continued to March 15 – Salisbury Post
Edgar Madison Welch, 28, is to appear in a Washington court again on March 15.
Welch is accused of going into the Comet Ping Pong restaurant on Dec. 4 and firing his rifle. No one was njured.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Jackson gave Welch’s attorneys until March 13 to decide if Welch will accept the deal, according to WTOP. Details of the deal have not been made public.
Welch has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a crime and two local counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Just checking up on the case…
10 Mar 2017
Remember the Yemen raid mentioned at Trump’s speech to Congress… and the soldier’s widow was honored? Trump had mentioned how it was a successful raid.
US tries to ID hundreds of al Qaeda contacts thanks to Yemen raid – CNN
Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or “contacts” found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The terabyte’s worth of intelligence gathered from computers and cell phones is now being reviewed at the National Media Exploitation Center outside Washington, which analyzes documents, electronic media, cell phones, video and audio tapes seized on overseas missions.
Thanks to all who are serving and have served in the past. Keep up the good work.