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    China says..."No Mo Jesus Fo You"

    CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANITY China rips down posters of Jesus and replaces them with President Xi and ban kids visiting Church The country's ruling Communist party sees Christianity as a Western threat and wants to eradicate all traces of the faith from China By Sofia Petkar and Jamie Seidel for news.com.au 14th August 2018, 4:54 pm Updated: 15th August 2018, 12:52 am CHINA has taken extreme measures to wipe out all traces of Christianity in the country, by tearing down posters of Jesus and replacing them with images of President Xi Jinping. The country’s ruling Communist party has chosen to eradicate the faith amongst its 1.38 billion residents, going as far as banning children from visiting churches. GETTY IMAGES - GETTY 6 China has replaced images of Christ with images of Xi Jinping For the government, China’s Christian community has long been a source of embarrassment, resulting in bans on the Bible and on public displays of the cross. Church leadership is also required to request approval from the Communist party and even church teachings must now be in line with party ideals. The crackdown has been mainly imposed in China’s Xinjiang province, on the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan, with officials saying the region is “not Chinese enough”. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 China is working to eradicate all traces of Christianity from the country Churchgoing homeowner disgusted after curry delivery driver caught on CCTV ripping Christian cross from her front door It has become the primary focus of President Xi’s plans to eradicate “differences” between Chinese communities across the entire country. He insists that “Chinese characteristics” must be incorporated into all activities, beliefs and traditions; chief among them being unwavering loyalty to the Communist party. In April, China’s religious affairs department published an article saying that churches must endorse the party’s leadership as part of “Sinicization.” The article stated: “Only Sinicized churches can obtain God’s love.” AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Children are not allowed to visit churches anymore under the new rules REUTERS 6 Photos of the Chinese president have replaced those of Jesus Christ The move is part of Beijing’s “Principle for Promoting Chinese Christianity in China for the Next Five Years (2018-2022)” plan, which details how it will “Sinicize” Christianity within its borders. Within hours of the declaration, censors moved in to eradicate Christianity. Bibles were seized and banned, and digital versions can no longer be found online. Only an officially approved version from the government-sanctioned open church is available. Images of Christ have already been replaced with posters of President Xi and Christian children are no longer allowed to attend church. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Chinese Christians have been forced to worship in secret congregations out of fear BBC's Songs of Praise joins Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate 150 years of the Christian charity Scripture Union Qi Yan, a member of the township party committee said: “Through our thought reform, they’ve voluntarily done it. “The move is aimed at Christian families in poverty, and we educated them to believe in science and not in superstition, making them believe in the party.” One Beijing pastor refuted these claims, saying: “A lot of our flock are terrified by the pressure that the government is putting on them. “It’s painful to think that in our own country’s capital, we must pay so dearly just to practice our faith.” Hundreds of small and private churches have been shut down and for those who have resisted, life has already become difficult. Many of China’s Christian communities have responded in a time-honoured fashion by continuing their congregational worship in secret. GETTY - CONTRIBUTOR 6 China’s ruling Communist party sees Christianity as a Western threat Beijing sees Christianity as a Western threat, and its 67 million followers as infected by dangerous Western ideals. President Xi stated in 2016: “We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means.” Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University said: “Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regimen. “Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven’t seen for a long time.” We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
  2. Mike Peer

    San Fran Poop Patrol

    It’s no laughing matter — SF forming Poop Patrol to keep sidewalks clean Heather Knight Aug. 14, 2018 Updated: Aug. 14, 2018 6 a.m. More CommentsPrint Steve Mahoney sprays disinfectant on the ground before using a power washer to clean Jack Kerouac Alley for the Department of Public Works in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Supervisor Scott Weiner is seeking to boost the department's budget and add additional cleaning crews to battle a growing problem of urine and feces covering streets and sidewalks throughout the city. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle In a city where filthy sidewalks are many residents’ No. 1 complaint, City Hall has come up with a new way to deal with No. 2. It sounds like silly elementary school banter, but it’s real. San Francisco is about to launch the Poop Patrol. In about a month, a team of five Public Works staffers will begin patrolling the alleys around Polk Street and other hot spots in a vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner. SUBSCRIBE They’ll begin their shifts in the afternoon, as the city starts losing its sheen from overnight cleaning. The Poop Patrol’s mission? To spot and clean piles of feces before anybody complains about them. “We’re trying to be proactive,” explained Public Works director Mohammed Nuru. “We’re actually out there looking for it.” Related Stories LocalSF’s record budget focuses on saving lives, cleaning... LocalSF to get team dedicated to clearing used needles from... We’re all out there looking for it, our eyes trained on the sidewalks as we walk so as to avoid that awful squishy feeling. I admit to giggling when Nuru told me about plans for the Poop Patrol the other day. But in a city where people called 311 to report feces a whopping 14,597 times between Jan. 1 and Monday morning, public piles of poop are serious business. For the record, that’s about 65 calls regarding sidewalk poop every day. And it’s 2,427 more calls on the stinky subject than were made in the same time period last year. The Poop Patrol idea sprung from conversations between Nuru and Mayor London Breed, both of whom have expressed disgust with the filthy conditions of our sidewalks. Breed took one of her unannounced walks Monday morning to see sidewalk conditions up close, this time going from 18th and Castro streets to Market Street and then east for about a block. We didn’t see any feces, which tends to be more prevalent in the Civic Center, Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods, but the mayor said it’s a major concern. San Francisco Mayor London Breed takes a walk around the Castro Monday morning. She didn’t see any feces on the streets and the new Poop Patrol is intended to keep it that way. Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle “I’ve been talking to the Department of Public Works director on a regular basis, and I’m like, ‘What are we going to do about the poop?’” she told me in what may be the first conversation I’ve ever had with a mayor that included the word “poop.” “He and I talked about coming up with some different solutions,” she continued. “I just want the city to be clean, and I want to make sure we’re providing the resources so that it can be.” She and Nuru said a lot of the waste on the sidewalks comes from dogs, and dog owners need to do a far better job picking up after their pets. (Seriously, dog owners? Why is this still an issue 40 years after the Board of Supervisors passed Supervisor Harvey Milk’s “pooper scooper” ordinanceto make it illegal for pet owners to not pick up their animal’s droppings? Have some decency.) Of course, an obvious solution to all the human waste on the sidewalks would be to install more public bathrooms so homeless people don’t have to use the sidewalks as toilets. Breed did commit a sliver of the city’s new $11.1 billion budget to that goal, allotting $1.05 million to construct five Pit Stop public toilets and expand operating hours at five existing locations. There are 22 Pit Stop toilets around the city, but many of them are open only until the late afternoon or evening. There are few options for homeless people to relieve themselves overnight. Bernard Sices with San Francsico Public Works washes down the sidewalk near City Hall at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The city’s street and sidewalk cleaning teams will soon be joined by a team dedicated to removing feces. Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Mel Llamas, a 52-year-old resident of Treasure Island, thinks there should be twice as many Pit Stop toilets as there are now. And he should know. He monitors the one at Castro and Market streets. He’s there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and another monitor overlaps with him from noon to 8 p.m. Llamas said about 75 people use the toilet every day, and 90 percent of them use it as intended. Among that other 10 percent? A couple using the toilet as, Llamas politely put it, “a motel.” The man who entered the toilet fully clothed and emerged wearing only socks. People who try to shelter inside overnight or use it as a shooting gallery. But Llamas said the vast majority treat the bathroom with respect, as long as he treats them with respect before they go inside. Doniece Sandoval is the founder of Lava Mae, which provides mobile shower stalls and toilets to homeless people around San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. She got the idea after learning San Francisco had a measly 16 shower stalls for homeless people. “We need our streets cleaned up, so I love that they’re doing the Poop Patrol,” she said, giggling at the name like I did. “But there’s no doubt about the fact that we need more public bathrooms. Everywhere we can, we need to make them available. For our unhoused neighbors and everyone in the city, when you need to be able to find a facility, it shouldn’t be this massive challenge.” In an ironic twist, a co-worker of mine stepped in a pile of poop in front of the Department of Public Health at Polk and Grove streets on Monday morning, experiencing that stomach-churning feeling so common to frustrated San Franciscans. If only it had been prevented by the Poop Patrol.
  3. New Mexico authorities say missing toddler died months ago during ritual to exorcise demons Aug 14, 2018 3:04 pm Authorities arrested five adults earlier this month during a raid on the Muslim-extremist compound in New Mexico. A judge released the five adults from the Taos County jail until their next court date. (Image source: Video screenshot) Follow Jana J. PruetSR. STAFF WRITER Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET Prosecutors told a New Mexico judge on Monday that Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj died in February during a religious ritual performed by his father Siraj Wahhaj. Abdul-Ghani went missing from Jonesboro, Georgia, late last year, the BBC reported. The ceremony was meant to cast demons from the then-3-year-old boy who had severe health problems, prosecutors said during a detention hearing for Wahhaj in a Taos County court. Special: Wall Street about to pour $5 trillion into Bitcoin? Prepare and get rich Investigators discovered the child remains inside a tunnel on the property, which attorneys claimed were those of the missing boy. However, the identity of the remains has not yet been confirmed by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. What’s the back story? On Monday, Judge Sarah Backus released Wahhaj, 40, and the other four adults from the Taos County jail on unsecured $20,000 bonds. It’s unclear on when they have to go back to court. Authorities arrested the adults on Aug. 3 during a raidon the Muslim-extremist compound near the Colorado border. Eleven children, ages 1 to 15, were found starving and living in filth on the property. Some of the children were allegedly training to commit school shootings, according to prosecutors. The judge said the information about the case was “troubling,” but that the state didn’t prove the suspects posed a danger to the public. Wahhaj pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of child abuse and one count of custodial interference last week. Lucas Morten and the three women pleaded not guilty to child abuse and harboring a fugitive. The suspects are required to wear ankle bracelets while they are out on bond. What else happened in court? Prosecutor John Lovelace told the court that Wahhaj performed “a ritual intended to cast out demonic spirits from Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj,” NBC News reported. One of the children rescued from the compound told investigators that Wahhaj would place his hand on the boy’s head and read from the Quran, according to NBC News. Abdul-Ghani reportedly foamed at the mouth during the ceremony, according to prosecutors. During the final ritual, the child’s heart stopped. Defense attorneys argued that the ritual wasn’t meant to harm to the toddler. The adults allegedly told the children that once the demons had been exorcised from Abdul-Ghani, the boy would return as Jesus, according to authorities. As Jesus, he would instruct the group about “corrupt institutions they needed to get rid of,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. After the boy died, he was wrapped in a sheet and placed inside the tunnel, prosecutors said. FBI agent Travis Taylor said Wahhaj’s “Islamic wife,” Jany Leveille, was supposed to be the mother of Abdul Ghani, according to some of the children, according to the Journal-Constitution. The adults allegedly told the children that the boy’s mother, Hakima Ramzi, had performed “black magic” on Leveille and had stolen the boy from her womb. Ramzi had not seen her son since her husband left with the child to go to the park on Dec. 1 and never returned. What else? Wahhaj once tested positive for explosives residue before boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia. Wahhaj’s father, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, leads a mosque in Brooklyn, New York. Bombers linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombings in New York City attended the mosque led by Wahhaj.
  4. Breaking: Courthouse seeing Muslim compound case evacuated – over death threats Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm The Taos County courthouse where the bizarre case of the Muslim compound is being heard was evacuated over death threats issued to the judge and other members of the court. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot) Follow Carlos Garcia Article GoalINFORM The Taos County courthouse where the case of the Muslim compound is being heard was evacuated Tuesday because of death threats being made against the judge and other officers of the court. Threats of violence Outrage ensued over the Judge Sarah Backus’s decision Monday to deny a prosecution motion to keep the 5 suspects in detention pending trial. Instead, she allowed them to be freed with certain conditions, including an ankle monitor, and check-ins with their lawyer on a regular basis. But some members of the public responded by making terroristic threats themselves. Barry Massey of the Administrative Office of the Courts told KOAT-ABC that the Taos County sheriff shut down the courthouse over the threats. “One caller told a court staffer he wished someone would come and smash the judges head in,” Massey said. “Another said he wished someone would slit the judges throat.” NBC reporter Gadi Schwartz posted a video from the courthouse indicating that security teams were moving in and locking down the courtroom over credible threats the judge has received. View image on Twitter The bizarre case unfolded when police raided a compound after receiving a message that someone living inside had no water and no food and asked for help. They found five adults with 11 malnourished children living in squalor. Law enforcement officials say that the children have told them they were being trained to perform lethal attacks on institutions they considered evil. The remains of a 12th child was discovered at the compound, and reports indicate that the other children said the adults were performing exorcism rituals when he died. The five Muslims charged with child abuse are 39-year-old Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40-year-old Lucas Morton, 35-year-old Jany Leveille, 38-year-old Hujrah Wahhaj, and 35-year-old Subhanah Wahhaj. Here’s a local news report on the bizarre story:
  5. Mike Peer

    Have you seen my Wiener?

    BCSO: Springfield Man Broke Into PCB Home Exposed Himself By: Brady Calhoun Posted: Aug 14, 2018 05:56 PM EDT Updated: Aug 14, 2018 05:56 PM EDT 898 Panama City Beach, Fla. - A Springfield man broke into a home and exposed himself to a group of women, according to an arrest affidavit from the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Tyler Sean Holmes, 20, entered a home on the beach and was seen masturbating as one of the women who lived in the house came out of the shower. He, "continued to masturbate and laugh even after he was discovered," the arrest affidavit states. One of the women confronted him when he refused to leave and Holmes struck her multiple times before running away, deputies wrote. While he was fleeing Holmes lost his blue boxer shorts which were seized as evidence, deputies added. After hearing the description of Holmes investigators believed he sounded similar to Holmes who was previously arrested for masturbating in front of women on the beach near Rick Seltzer Park. One of the victims positively identified Holmes in a lineup and the clothes he was wearing when he was picked up matched their description of the suspect's clothes. Finally, deputies found underwear in Holmes' car that matched the type of underwear found at the scene. Investigators wrote that they were the same brand, size and had similar lettering. It was if they came from the same variety pack, deputies wrote. Although Holmes initially denied the charge, after being "confronted with the facts of the case" he confessed to entering the home, that he had been chased out of the home and that he had exposed himself, deputies wrote.
  6. Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview Monday. “He (President Trump) has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone said last year his administration is a blend of malevolence and incompetence,” Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press in Greensboro. “I think they’ve made some mistakes in some of the moves they’ve made. The courts have blocked some of what they wanted to do as a result.” Even the Republican-controlled Congress has stepped in at times, he said. “The U.S. system has a lot of inherent resilience,” Gore said. “It’s hard for one person, even the president, to change things very quickly if the majority of American people don’t want them changed.” Gore was in North Carolina on Sunday and Monday to speak on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign, which names “ecological devastation” as one of the problems hurting poor people. Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his campaign to protect the environment. He authored a 1992 book on the climate, “Earth in the Balance,” just before he became vice president. His work also includes the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” More recently he founded The Climate Reality Project . Historians say a 1982 campaign against a PCB landfill in North Carolina’s majority-black Warren County helped give birth to the environmental justice movement so it’s especially appropriate that the Poor People’s Campaign has its roots in the state, Gore said. The campaign’s co-chair is the Rev. William Barber, who founded the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and has served as president of the state NAACP chapter. Low-income communities typically suffer the brunt of environmental damage because they lack the “economic and political clout necessary to make their case and defend themselves” so they’re more likely to become locations of “these pollution streams and waste sites,” Gore said. He said current dangers include the loosening of regulations for dumps for coal ash, which contains toxic metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. The new acting secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, was quick to ease rules for handling the toxic ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is a particular issue in North Carolina, where a major leak from a Duke Energy site in 2014 left coal ash coating 70 miles (110 kilometers) of the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia border. “And there are hundreds of other environmental procedures and regulations that Trump’s group has begun to undo,” Gore said. “So he’s doing some damage, but overall I would say less than i had feared.” Gore cited the Paris Climate Accord as one example of the Trump administration failing to change environmental rules as quickly as it might want. While the United States withdrew from the accord, he says the first date that can become official is the day after the 2020 presidential election. “If there’s a new president -- excuse me for a moment,” Gore said as he placed in hands together as if in prayer, “then a new president could simply give 30 days’ notice, and we’re right back in the Paris agreement.” ___ Follow Martha Waggoner on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mjwaggonernc
  7. Breaking: Judge makes stunning decision in Muslim compound case after charges of racism 9 hours A judge in the bizarre Muslim compound case in New Mexico said the 5 suspects were not a threat to the public, and released them until trial. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot) Follow Carlos Garcia Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET In a hearing Monday, a New Mexico judge found that suspects in a bizarre child abuse case were not a danger to the public, and released them on bond. Defense attorney blames Islamophobia Two Muslim men and three women are charged with 11 counts of child abuse each after police raided their compound in New Mexico and discovered 11 malnourished children living in squalor. Their lawyer argued that there was a double standard in the case because his clients were Muslims. He argued that if they had been Christian and white, “we might not be here today.” Despite law enforcement authorities saying that they believe that the children were being trained to attack innocents, and that the adults were radicalized, Judge Sarah Backus released the suspects. Prosecutors also said they obtained a letter from one of the suspects telling his brother to come to the compound and die like a martyr. The lawyer for the suspects said that there was no evidence that they were planning any kind of attacks. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe testified that they found children holding boxes of ammunition, and that one child was found with a gun. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy The Taos County Sheriff’s office raided the compound after police in Georgia informed them of a message coming from one of the denizens saying they had no food or water and needed help. The eleven children have been taken into protective custody. Here’s a video about the bizarre compound case: SHARE TWEET
  8. Mike Peer

    Cops Tase Pop Thief

    Man accused of filling water cup with soda at fast food restaurant starts fight, gets Tased, cops say By Alexandra Deabler | Fox News Daniel Stine was arrested after starting a fight with a restaurant employee who told him he could not fill his water cup with soda. (Missoula County Sheriff's Department) A Montana man who was accused of filling his water cup with soda at a fast food restaurant has been arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors and a felony. Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh says police were called to the scene on Thursday around 2:30 pm after Daniel Stine started a fight with a restaurant employee. VIDEO OF VIOLENT MCDONALD'S BRAWL IN ILLINOIS MAY LEAD TO ARRESTS, POLICE SAY The 48-year-old had allegedly tried to fill a water cup with soda at a restaurant and was confronted by an employee who told him he would have to pay for the soft drink, Welsh said to KGVO. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– "When confronted by an employee who informed him that he had to pay for the cup of soda he refused and left out one of the entrances," Welsh said, KGVO reported. "The employee followed him, told him that he was not welcome back then he turned and came back towards the employee and tried to kick that person before walking away again." Stine was accused of trying to kick the employee after the employee confronted him. (iStock) Stine had fled the restaurant when police arrived, but officers spotted him entering another restaurant nearby and followed him into the restroom where he had gone to hide. BROTHERS WHO BRUTALLY ATTACKED MCDONALD'S EMPLOYEE 'WILL BE DEALT WITH,' THEIR MOTHER SAYS According to police officers, once authorities found Stine in the bathroom the man began to resist arrest and officers shocked him with a stun gun. "The officers were able to make entry to the bathroom, however, when they did and confronted the man, rather than comply with their instructions he approached them in what appeared to be an aggressive manner," Welsh said. "The officers attempted to take control of him physically and that's when he began to resist and fight with the officers and had to be tased to comply to the officer's instructions." FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Stine was arrested and booked with four misdemeanors including resisting arrest, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was also charged with felony robbery for the incident and is being held on an additional $50,000 bond. This comes two weeks after a brutal beat down happened in a McDonald’s when a woman tried to fill her water cup with soda.
  9. Two North Carolina ferry workers suspended without pay after flying Trump 2020 flag Aug 12, 2018 10:44 am A ferry arrives at Hatteras Island from nearby Ocracoke Island in the North Carolina Outerbanks in this file photo. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) Follow Teri Webster Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET North Carolina’s ferry system suspended a boat captain and a crew member for one week after they hoisted a flag supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump. What happened? It happened after a passenger on the MV Frisco Ferry took a photo of a “Trump 2020” flag flying on the mast below the U.S. flag and even with the North Carolina flag, the Associated Press reported. The North Carolina Department of Transportation launched an investigation after the flag photo was posted on Twitter on July 27. According to reports, the passenger tweeted: “Is this appropriate? I don’t think so!” The man later deleted the tweet, saying he made his point. Ferry Division spokesman Tim Hass told news media that placing campaign materials on a state-owned vessel is inappropriate. The names of the employees suspended for a week were not released. How long was the flag displayed? Hass told media the Trump flag was displayed for just one run on the Outer Banks ferry. Andrew Barksdale, a spokesperson for the NCDOT, said the agency worked with the department’s Office of Employee Relations to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary action. “Clearly, no matter one’s political affiliation, putting any sort of campaign material on a state-owned vessel is not appropriate,” Barksdale said. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy
  10. Woman gives birth while overdosing on heroin in Burger King bathroom, police say POSTED 3:53 PM, AUGUST 8, 2018, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA, UPDATED AT 03:52PM, AUGUST 8, 2018 FACEBOOK6K+ TWITTER REDDIT PINTEREST2 LINKEDIN EMAIL CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – A mother believed to be overdosing on heroin gave birth in an Ohio Burger King bathroom stall, and first responders found the baby alive in the toilet Friday afternoon, according to Chillicothe police. Police initially responded to reports of a man who had passed out in a vehicle and that a woman, who was with him, had overdosed, according to WSYX. Officers said they found 26-year-old Zachary Frey passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle and Elizabeth D. Sanders, also 26, sitting on the toilet in the women’s restroom, a suspected ball of heroin on the floor beside her. Sanders told officers she thought she had suffered a miscarriage, police said. However, when the officer looked inside the toilet, there was an infant lying face up, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. The officer reportedly told Sanders to stand up, causing the child to roll face down into the water. The medic grabbed the newborn, who was still breathing, and the baby was taken to the hospital. Chillicothe Police Capt. Larry Bamfield told the paper the boy is expected to be “OK,” but it’s not clear what plans are in place for the child’s custody. Police say Frey was taken to Ross County Jail and charged with operating a vehicle impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sanders pleaded guilty on Monday after being charged over an unrelated warrant for theft.
  11. Cincinnati cop uses taser on unarmed 11-year-old girl accused of stealing backpack full of food Aug 8, 2018 1:36 pm Police in Cincinnati, Ohio, used a taser on an 11-year-old girl accused of stealing a backpack filled with food. Departmental policies permit officers to use a taser on anyone 7 to 70 years old. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) Follow Jana J. PruetSR. STAFF WRITER Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET The Cincinnati police chief has launched an investigation into an incident involving an officer who used a taser on 11-year-old girl accused of stealing from a grocery store in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the arrest report released by the Cincinnati Police Department, the girl in question did not have a weapon and did not use force against the officer. “We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age,” Police Chief Eliot Isaac said in a release. “As a result, we will be taking a very thorough review of our policies as it relates to using force on juveniles as well as the propriety of the officers’ actions.” What happened? Officers responded to a theft call about 9:30 Monday night involving several young girls stealing items from the Kroger store in the Spring Grove Village neighborhood. One of the officers deployed his taser gun after the juvenile suspect refused to comply with his commands, according to CPD spokesman Lt. Steve Saunders, WLWT-TVreported. She was struck in the back. Departmental policies permit officers to use a taser on anyone 7 to 70 years old. The officer, whose name has not been released, has been placed on restricted duty while the department conducts an investigation. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy The girl allegedly used a backpack to steal food from the store. Police said she resisted arrest and tried to run from them, which led to the deployment of the taser, authorities told WLWT. First responders transported the child to Children’s Hospital following the incident. She appeared to be unharmed and was released to her parents, WCPO-TV reported. The officer attempted to activate his body camera, but it did not turn on initially, according to officials. It’s not yet clear whether Kroger surveillance cameras captured the incident. What is CPD’s body camera policy? CPD policy requires officers to activate their body cameras on all calls and activities, according to the policies and procedures posted on the city’s website. Were charges filed against the child? Yes. Authorities charged the child with theft and obstructing official business. She is expected to appear in Hamilton Juvenile Court. The date of her appearance is not immediately available.
  12. Mike Peer

    Granny gotta a Gun

    Man reportedly shows up at grandma’s home, exposes himself. She warned him to leave, then shot him. Aug 8, 2018 4:31 pm A Houston woman, who identified herself as "Granny Jean," warned a man who reportedly showed up to her door naked. Then she shot him when he wouldn't leave. (Image source: KTRK-TV video screenshot) Follow Sarah TaylorSTAFF WRITER POLITICAL VIEW CHRISTIAN LIBERTARIAN VALUES FAITH, FAMILY HERO JOHN THE BAPTIST Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET A 68-year-old Houston grandmother did some quick thinking when a man reportedly showed up at her door naked and pleasuring himself Tuesday afternoon. What are the details? According to KTRK-TV, the woman — who identified herself as “Granny Jean” — said she was shocked when a man showed up at her home on a bicycle. The 38-year-old man reportedly knocked at her door, and when she answered, she realized that he had pulled his pants open and was masturbating. Jean said she warned the man to leave her property or get shot, but to no avail. “Some guy pulled off his pants and pulled his pants open, playing with his thing, and he ran up and I told him to get away from my door, or I will shoot him,” Jean told the station in a phone interview. The man refused to leave, Jean said, so she grabbed her pistol and ended up fighting off the unwanted guest. “He kept coming and reached for my door after it was locked, so I shot through the door,” Jean explained. The station reported that the bullet hit its intended target dead-on, striking the man in the chest. The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. He is expected to make a recovery. What else? The news outlet reported that investigators said that this isn’t the first time this man has run into trouble while naked. Authorities arrested the man just last week for running around in the nude. According to the Houston Chronicle, Jean was not charged in the shooting, and police investigators will coordinate with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to determine if any crimes were committed. Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department told the Chronicle that Jean’s teen granddaughter was inside the home during the alleged incident, but did not witness the altercation and was unharmed. Jean told KTRK, “I don’t bother nobody, I don’t get in nobody’s business. It’s just me and him, and like I keep saying, I warned him.”
  13. Mike Peer

    Way to go Beef O'Brady"s

    Florida restaurant takes a stand against the NFL — and uses it to help veterans Aug 8, 2018 7:00 pm A Florida location of the restaurant Beef O'Brady's cancelled its NFL television package, and will use the savings to give discounts to veterans. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Follow Aaron ColenSTAFF WRITER POLITICAL VIEW MODERATE CONSERVATIVE VALUES CHRISTIAN HERO RAVI ZACHARIAS Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET A Florida restaurant owner figured out a way to respond to national anthem protests in the NFL in a way that helps those whom the anthem honors, according to WTVT-TV. The owners of Beef O’Brady’s restaurant in Brooksville are pulling their financial support of the league by cancelling the premium NFL television package, and they’re using the savings to benefit veterans. “This is what we are doing, this is the stance we take, and the money we would’ve spent, we are going to spend on our vets,” said Curtis West, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Janet. What’s the story? The Brooksville Beef O’Brady’s, like many restaurants, typically subscribes to a premium television service to get all the NFL games every Sunday. The Wests subscribed to the NFL Sunday Ticket Package through DIRECTV. This year, because of the national anthem protests the league has allowed, the restaurant is cancelling that package and giving a 40 percent discount to veterans on Sundays during the NFL season. “Beef O’Brady’s will not be financially supporting the NFL this year due to their lack of compassion and gratitude for our American service members,” a poster in the restaurant reads. “Our national anthem is one of the methods we as American citizens have always used to show our appreciation to all military service members, past or present, alive or dead. This tradition deserves respect and unfortunately, the NFL does not feel the same way. “So, for this season, we will not be purchasing NFL ticket. Perhaps it will make a difference if it hits their wallets,” the message concluded. Cancelling Sunday Ticket will save the restaurant about $5,200, West said. Why do this? West said his love for the country and frustration over the perceived disrespect of the protests led to this decision. “I am an American patriot,” West told WTVT-TV. “I am not that kind of guy, but it makes me angry, it really does. The people that are doing the protests, I don’t believe their intention is to disrespect our veterans but that is what has come from this.” West did say he was worried that business might be hurt by not having all the NFL games on at his restaurant, but he’s hoping the customers will take care of the staff. “I tell [the wait staff] hang in there because they might be just fine and don’t you worry about it because we have a very generous community and they take care of our wait staff very well.”
  14. Mike Peer

    Cow Cops

    HILARIOUS: Criminal ditches a stolen car and flees from police but crime-fighting cows end the chase Jeffy Fisher Pat Gray Unleashed Aug 8, 2018 5:02 pm Vigilante cows brought a chase involving police and a car theft suspect to an end Wednesday in Seminole County, Florida. The suspect abandoned the stolen white SUV in a field and attempted to escape police on foot but she didn’t get far. A helicopter pilot who was called to the chase spotted the woman before she was corralled by the herd. This allowed authorities to gain ground and close in on the suspect to make their arrest. On Wednesday’s episode of “Pat Gray Unleashed,” Jeffy Fisher shared the impressive tale about the unlikely crime fighters. To see the cows close in on the woman, see the clip above.
  15. Viral video shows wheelchair-bound boy stand for national anthem at Tennessee fair Aug 7, 2018 2:48 pm A viral video is making the rounds, featuring a young boy who is wheelchair-bound standing for the national anthem at a Tennessee fair. (Image source: Facebook video screenshot) Follow Sarah TaylorSTAFF WRITER POLITICAL VIEW CHRISTIAN LIBERTARIAN VALUES FAITH, FAMILY HERO JOHN THE BAPTIST Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET Facebook user Leah Norris caught the moment a patriotic young boy — who is apparently wheelchair-bound — stood for the playing of the national anthem at a Tennessee fair, according to WZTV-TV. What are the details? Norris said she attended a demolition derby Sunday night at the Putnam County Fair when she caught the heartwarming moment on video. During performer Jenny Leigh’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a young boy — who wore braces on his legs — struggled to get out of his wheelchair. Norris did not fail to notice the young boy and his dedication to standing for the playing of the national anthem. In the video, the young boy — who WZTV identified as 10-year-old Avery Price — can be seen standing in the video, leaning on who the outlet identified as his father, as well as his wheelchair, in order to remain upright for the anthem. According to the station, Avery suffers from HSP — a condition similar to cerebral palsy — which makes it difficult for him to use his legs. Norris shared the video on Sunday, and captioned it, “One of the most touching things I’ve ever seen tonight! This young man was struggling to stand for the anthem as he had braces on both legs with his Dad patting his back in support of helping him. You may or may not agree and that’s your choice. But this goes to show that If he can stand for his country, so can you. I’m not sure who this boy or his family is, or if it’ll ever reach them again. But his parents are raising a fine young man.” At the time of this writing, the video has received over 55,000 views. Does the young boy realize the impact he made? Norris said that the young boy doesn’t realize the impact he made in standing for the national anthem, despite his infirmity. “He doesn’t understand the impact he made,” Norris said, according to the news outlet. “It’s not a protest of anything it’s more of our soldiers and our men and women in uniform are fighting for our rights to do what we want and Avery done what he wanted, and he stood up for what he believed and he stood up for his country.” WZTV spoke with Avery’s father, Stephen, who expressed pride in his son. ” … [V]ery proud to see him do that,” Stephen said. “That makes me feel really good, especially for the stuff he’s been through and that he still wanted to do that, that’s amazing to me.” Stephen added, “He’s a very patriotic kid. The braces he had beforehand were the American flags. He’s always been that way.” Avery told the station, “I usually sit and put my hand on my heart, but last night I decided to stand … because I like to stand for my country.” According to the station, Avery just started walking after a successful procedure at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
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