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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Alabama legislature passes bill requiring child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration before being released
[MAIL] Alabama state lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that would require child sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their release from prison.

A Republican member of the State House of Representatives introduced the measure, which now needs to be signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey.

Steve Hurst, a Republican lawmaker from Calhoun County, says that chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders is an appropriate punishment.

‘They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,’ Hurst told WIAT-TV.

The measure will likely be fiercely opposed by civil libertarians who say that it is a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  how long before the dems are denouncing this
Posted by: chris || 06/05/2019 4:13 Comments || Top||

#2  The "chemical" should be a rusty razor blade.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/05/2019 4:40 Comments || Top||

#3  I want to know what gets you classified as a "child sex offender". With the "flexibility" in language these days I could see this turning into a real Soviet style truth and justice machine.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/05/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#4  so Joe Biden won't be visiting Alabama during his failed campaign?
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 06/05/2019 7:05 Comments || Top||

#5  @ #3 - Oh, don't you know it.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/05/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#6  This is wrong. Lists, controlled living conditions, forced poverty, and now castration. They should not be doing this to anybody, for any crime. If people are judged to be a threat, they shouldn't be allowed out of prison in the first place. This is a radical expansion of the police state to make this punishment seem acceptable to people "only for the worst people of course" and then institute it for more and more people.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 06/05/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#7  And Chris, just because a democrat somewhere denounces it doesn't mean that it is automatically a good thing. Just because a Republic suggests it doesn't mean that it is a good thing. How about looking at things with your own moral compass? I'll be the first to admit that the democrats are almost always wrong, but they're not ALWAYS wrong. Like when Bill Maher will once in a blue moon mention the creeping Islamic fascism in our society. He's still a scummy democratic mouthpiece, but for whatever reason he's decided he will sometimes speak the truth about that.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 06/05/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Ok, so I get the thought behind the idea. But as I have said before, Pedophilia is not a disease driven by testicles. It is driven from the brain. Castration will do very little to stop the abuse these people cause. The abuse is sexual in nature because that is the most personal types of abuse, there is little out these to show this works. Like I have said before, the psychosis is one of abuse, not sexual attraction. There are some great studies out there on this topic, and I recommend all parents read them. ALL child abusers, male and female, were abused as children. Not all abused kids become abusers, but ALL child abusers were abused as kids and never dealt with their trauma. Now they are validating their lives and sharing their trauma is a different and more violent way. Once an abuser become a serial abuser there is no way to help them, castration, counselling, or otherwise. There are ZERO reformed repetitive abusers in this world, castrated or not. Look at Biden, he may not be an abuser, but he cant help himself when it comes to controlling and fondling people. It not a quirk, its a psychosis of control and dominance. He knows it will cost him the election, but he can not control himself, even on the world stage. The only way to deal with pedophiles is to remove them from society. Read the case studies from the book child hunters. It is a rather sad book with no happy ending, but it makes clear of the base for these people, both men and women, how they escalate, and how it has yet to be curable. If you are a parent and have not read this, you will not see the threat that is around your kids every day. Or how to protect them.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/05/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Child Hunters by Carine Hutsebaut
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#10  That's it TW. Be careful, it is a very real and disturbing group of case studies that span the lives of these creeps from childhood to death. The author is European, and this is translated literally, so the grammar is tough to read. This book changed the way I see abuse, abused people, and the ramifications of not dealing with abuse early. The human condition is a frightening one. And for those out there that think this is a "its not their fault" book, think again. A dog that has rabies is not at fault for it, but there is only one way to deal with the rabid dog, same goes for these men and women that abuse babies.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/05/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#11  It doesn't seem excessive to me.

I'd prefer them in a special jail until they die but if released then this seems reasonable precaution.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#12  Caliphornia couldn't do this as it would close hollywood.

Perhaps the simplest thing would be to enclose Hollywood and just turn it into a centre for paedophiles.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||

#13  Escape from LA

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#14  A better solution:
Chinese flour factory boss, 49, is executed after raping 25 underage schoolgirls
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#15  Executioner deserves Gold Medal
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||

#16  BP, I agree its not excessive. But it wont stop the abuse, they will go to tool and props as they satisfy their disorder. I believe lifelong internment or death is the only solution.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/05/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#17  Boo Hoo Hoo.

For all the people worrying about the fascist intrusion of those nasty chemicals into your favorite baby diddler's gonads, chemical castration is not permanent. It ain't like spaying a dog.

The modern chems used for it are LHRH , Goserelin and Histrelin Acetate (both are gonadotropin-releasing agonists). Incidentally they are also used for curbing overdevelopment of ovaries and prostates in children. And cancer. What they do is suppress desire for (increased)sexual activity by suppressing production of both male and female hormones. In some cases it may not work at all. In all cases, periodic re-medication is necessary to maintain the effect.

Some govt.s still use the old chemicals like medroxyprogesterone and cyproterone acetate - which are based on female hormones and supress not only male hormones but even male characteristics. In fact, britain discontinued them because they are also used in sex re-assignment and combined with estrogen can cause severe depression and other effects (you can understand why).

Alabama has, interestingly in the past also experimented with chem castration for black males. Using the old progesterone method. I don't know what they're using there now. Its effect is bound to be temporary anyway.

What I think ? They should be lynched. There are some things you can't depend on the state for.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/05/2019 13:10 Comments || Top||

#18  The castration chemical wears off with time. One of the trade names is Lupron. It is also used to treat prostate cancer. I've heard guys who have been treated with this stuff say that they get intense hot flashes. There is a possibly of heart risk.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/05/2019 13:14 Comments || Top||

#20  it's not a good thing because democrats denounce it. It's a good think because they prey on children.
Posted by: chris || 06/05/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#21  Besoeker. Dang it.
*shakes head*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/05/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#22  Just release them in any prison general population, many of whom have children of their own. Nature will take its normal course.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2019 19:18 Comments || Top||

#23  Break the cycle. Execute them. I no longer believe in rehabilitation. Criminals need to be removed from society, permanently.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/05/2019 20:11 Comments || Top||

Officer who didn't enter school during shooting massacre is arrested...in Florida
[FoxNews] Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High resource officer Scot Peterson, 56, was arrested Tuesday on charges relating to failure to enter the school during the mass shooting there.

He was charged in Broward County with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one of perjury after a 15-month investigation, according to a news release from Florida authorities.

The charges carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years for the officer blasted by many critics as the "Coward of Broward."

Peterson’s bail was set at $102,000.

Once released, Peterson will be required to wear a GPS monitor and surrender his passport, and will be prohibited from possessing a firearm, the prosecutor said.
He apparently doesn't use them, even when he has them
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) "investigation shows former deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives.”

Alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz, 20, faces the death penalty if convicted of the first-degree murder charges filed in the attack. His lawyers have said Cruz will plead guilty in return for a life sentence, but prosecutors have refused that offer.

Cruz is expected to go on trial in early 2020.

Related: 'He needs to rot': Dad's fury as sheriff's deputy on duty during Parkland school shooting is hit with 11 charges - including child neglect, negligence and perjury - for hiding during the massacre that claimed 17 - as he faces up to 96 years behind bars
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under:

#1  perjury may be

however, making 'not doing your job' an actual criminal violation is a bit scary
Posted by: lord garth || 06/05/2019 6:26 Comments || Top||

#2  So, the city/county cannot be sued when a police officer performs a discretionary function, but the city/county can go after a police officer for not performing a ministerial function...correct?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/05/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  the rules for when and how to sue govt are really, really complicated and different for every jurisdiction

there are usually strict limits for statue of limitations (the Parkland shooting was almost 18 month ago and probably a civil suit against Peterson is out of the question by now) and every person being sued gets a specified notice of what you claim they did wrong

In Florida,
Posted by: lord garth || 06/05/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4  however, making 'not doing your job' an actual criminal violation is a bit scary

well, that, 'not doing your job', has been actively promoted by JAG officers in the WOT, by avoiding the requirements of Article 99 of the UCMJ.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Unfortunately, it's very difficult to criminalize cowardice- at least civilian. A reprehensible individual to say the least. Likely his only punishment, other than his conscious -if he has one - is to be universally shunned where ever he goes. We might have to settle for that.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/05/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Article 99 of the UCMJ is Misbehavior in the presence the enemy
Posted by: SteveS || 06/05/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#7  It is clearly not a case of cowardice in the face of the enemy. Even if he should have gone in just "gone in" like Delta Force, he didn't. He is a coward. Im not convinced he is a criminal. All the firefights I have been in were a surprise or something that our side started.
Posted by: Sgt.D.T. || 06/05/2019 18:22 Comments || Top||

#8  The supreme court has ruled over and over that the police have zero obligation to protect you. So this won't go anywhere. And I kind of agree that the police are NOT the military, they aren't under the same obligation. By that token, they shouldn't have the qualified immunity that they do.

And should someone administer baseball bat karma to his nads, well that'd just be too bad. (Not saying I would do it or encourage it. Just wishful thinking)
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/05/2019 20:05 Comments || Top||

#9  The police by Peel's principles definition should have no extra powers over a normal civilian.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2019 20:23 Comments || Top||

#10  And I kind of agree that the police are NOT the military, they aren't under the same obligation.

Sorry for being too obtuse. The JAGs have undermined Art 99 in combat situations. They are big sponsors of do nothing that might bring bad press. They refused to scream that under the Conventions, the enemy using human shields are the ones violating them. You shooting through them at the bad guys is not.

As to officer jerk, the whole process will be expensive. Probably enough to eat up his pension. The process is the punishment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2019 21:19 Comments || Top||

#11  The supreme court has ruled over and over that the police have zero obligation to protect you.

So there is no need for them or their costs. Fully justifies a fully armed citizenry.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2019 21:20 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Qatar Airways plane creates amazing rainbow 'contrail' in the sky as it flies over Germany
[DailyMail] High altitude aerosol dispersal?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Subsaharan
Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark: Health ministry
Apparently we don’t worry about Ebola anymore, but here is an update anyway.
[AlAhram] DR Congo's health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago.

"Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases stands at 2,008, of which 1,914 have been confirmed [by lab test] while 94 are probable," it said in an update.

"In all, there have been 1,346 deaths (1,252 confirmed and 94 probable) and 539 people have recovered."

The ministry said it was important to retain the overall perspective, despite the breaching of the symbolic threshold of 2,000 cases.

"In recent weeks, the trend has been positive, although vigilance is still necessary," it said.

There have been fewer attacks on Ebola teams by gangs, which means health workers have "recovered some of the lost time to contain the spread of the epidemic," it said.

The epidemic was first declared in North Kivu province on August 1 and then spread to neighbouring Ituri, although there have not been any cases in neighbouring countries.

Efforts to tackle the crisis have been hampered both by militia attacks on treatment centres, in which some staff have been killed, and by the hostility of some local people to the medical teams.

The outbreak is the 10th in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
since the disease was identified in 1976.
Since it hasn’t become a worldwide pandemic, or even properly epidemic, the lack of hysteria is understandable.
It is the worst on record after an epidemic that struck three African countries between 2014-2016, leaving more than 11,300 people dead.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We should worry about Ebola. According to Aesop at Raconteur blog, there are only 11 beds in the entire US capable of handling this. Extremely contagious, over 3 weeks before symptoms. etc. Check out the blog for much more info.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/05/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

Corbyn vows to resist US takeover of British health service
[PRESSTV] Leader of Britannia’s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to fight US efforts to influence UK’s prestigious National Health Service (NHS).

In an address to people protesting against US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s visit to Britannia on Tuesday, Corbyn said he and the Labour would not allow the Americans to take over the NHS as part of a comprehensive trade deal that could be signed between Britannia and the US after UK's withdrawal from the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
this year.

"We will not stand for that. We will fight with every last breath of our body to defend the principle of a healthcare system free at the point of need for everybody as a human right," said Corbyn.

The comments came as Trump said during a presser with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday that the NHS should be on the table during talks to reach a comprehensive trade deal between Washington and London.
What an idiot. Opening up purchasing to American medications and devices does not mean America wants to take over the semi-functional National Health Service. Really, who would want to? It would be worse than rationalizing the VA.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  TW. Just with respect to my own VA health experience; they have improved over the last few years, and I think some of them are quite good. The facility I use is the White River Junction, VT facility. I avoid the Boston VA, and sometimes use the Northampton, MA facilities, but WRJ is good.

And yes, Corbyn is an idiot.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/05/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

Trump supporter pops massive balloon depicting POTUS as baby at UK protests
[FoxNews] A woman popped the massive balloon depicting President Trump as a baby in London on Tuesday, berating protesters for disrespecting the "best president ever."

"That's a disgrace," she told bystanders in a video posted by The Sun newspaper. "The president of the United States is the best president ever." It's unclear what she used to deflate the balloon but she prompted people to yell in response.

"I think Donald Trump's balloon is not very well," she said as she walked away from the scene. "He's going down rapidly for a reason." During the video, an officer appeared to confront her, prompting her to delcare "the police are coming after me."
On this side of the pond that would be destruction of private property, I imagine, because the thing had to belong to someone who was not her. On the other hand, it also is an attractive nuisance, like a swimming pool in which other people’s children can’t resist drowning themselves. Over there it’s probably deployment of an offensive weapon, even if it’s only a hatpin rather than a gun or s knife.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thank you. Very proud of you!
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/05/2019 6:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Love this woman !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/05/2019 16:17 Comments || Top||

#3  She's on GAB. She's a bit mad.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2019 20:14 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Ukraine’s new president seeks pro-Western course, peace with Russia
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday he was ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war in eastern Ukraine while sticking to Ukraine’s goal of one day joining the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...

Speaking at NATO headquarters, Zelenskiy, a former comic actor with no prior political experience who took over as president on May 20, said he would keep Ukraine "on the path of European and Euro Atlantic integration."

"The strategic course of Ukraine to achieve fully-fledged membership in the EU and NATO ... remains unchanged," Zelenskiy told news hounds alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. "This is the priority of our foreign policy."

Zelenskiy met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker earlier on Tuesday in Brussels.

Zelenskiy has taken over a country on the frontline of the West’s standoff with Russia following Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and a Kremlin-backed separatist conflict that has killed 13,000 people in eastern Ukraine.

NATO has provided training to Ukraine’s military and pledged to continue that support. Zelenskiy described Russian military power as a "major challenge" but said he was eager to revive a peace agreement reached in Minsk, Belarus.

The Minsk agreement, involving Ukraine and Russia and brokered by La Belle France and Germany, ended major combat in eastern Ukraine in 2015, although deadly festivities still occur regularly.

Ukraine and pro-Moscow separatists accuse each other of violating the truce.

"We are ready to negotiate with Russia. We are ready to implement the Minsk agreements. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
we first must be able to protect ourselves," he said.

"Our common task is to ensure stability and security in the Black Sea region," Zelenskiy said, adding that his new military Chief of the General Staff would hold peace talks "within the Minsk format" on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ukraine is a [bread] basket case bar none. T'would be a big mistake to let them into NATO (I just don't think that'll happen anyway, but...).

The EU is so broke that even the EU doesn't need another headache spelled "Ukraine".
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/05/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

Hermit Kingdom warns US: Our patience running out, Singapore deal at risk
[PRESSTV] North Korea warns the US that the agreement the two sides reached in Singapore last year could be at risk if Washington keeps putting undue pressure on Pyongyang to make it take unilateral measures towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

An unnamed North Korean Foreign Ministry front man complained in a statement on Tuesday about Washington’s refusal to drop the policy of "only insisting on our unilateral surrender of nuclear weapons" a year after US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
and North Korea leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
signed the agreement during their first summit in Singapore in June 2018.

"The US would be well-advised to change its current method of calculation and respond to our request as soon as possible. There is a limit to our patience," the official said in the statement, which was carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency.

Under that agreement, the US and the North Korea agreed to work for peace on the Korean Peninsula and address prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) cases from the 1950s Korean war, in which the US was on South Korea’s side.

North Korea also reaffirmed its commitment to working "towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
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Down Under
Australian government pays Al Gore $320k to conduct climate training as rare snowfall hitsehavior of Every Resident by End of 2020
[Climate Depot] Aussie Alan Jones: Taxpayers will fork out more than $320,000 for the Climate Week conference, where form US vice president Al Gore will "communicate the urgency of the climate crisis". "It is not believable," says Alan Jones, "that the Queensland government can be so awash with money as to bring this hypocrite Al Gore to Australia for a conference."When so many important instruments of government are underfunded, when farmers can’t feed their cattle in Queensland, and $320,000 goes to waste on this shonk."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I learned a new word today. Shonk. Check out the Urban Dictionary for the definition. No better word to describe Algore.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 06/05/2019 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Won't this accelerate the polar shift?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 5:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Al Gore's carbon footprint is larger than all of Sydney's.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/05/2019 16:11 Comments || Top||

Enraged mob attempts to lynch spiritual healer’s killers
[DAWN] The killing of a local spiritual healer in Green Town late on Sunday created a massive law and order situation when an enraged mob attacked a police van to get custody of the three suspected murderers from police.

Police came under attack by hundreds of charged locals shortly after the suspects stabbed to death spiritual healer Zafar Shah.

The suspects tried to enter the residence of Shah in Feroz Park while chasing a man who took shelter in his house. Accompanied by some locals, including women, the suspects claimed that the man they were chasing had a dispute with them.

A police official claimed that Shah stopped the suspects from entering his house as his family was present inside. When a woman along with some locals tried to force her entry into the house, Shah allegedly slapped her. This led to a brawl between the two sides, the official said, adding that one of the ’intruders’ got furious and stabbed Shah to death.

The news of the murder created unrest in the area as Shah’s relatives and hundreds of locals gathered on the spot. They managed to capture three suspects involved in the killing and subjected them to severe torture.

After receiving a call, police personnel rushed to the site followed by officials of the Police Response Unit, who rescued the suspects from the mob and shifted them into a police van.

The situation turned ugly when dozens more locals joined in and surrounded the police van carrying the suspects. They burst the tyres of the van, damaged windows and tried to get the custody of the suspects.

A heavy contingent of police from nearby cop shoppes, led by two deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), reached the spot to control the law and order situation. The DSPs informed the high-ups about the sensitivity of the matter and Saddar Superintendent of Police (SP) Ahsan Saifullah also reached there with more personnel.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Healer, physician thyself!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 5:42 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Leader of La Luz del Mundo charged with child rape
[FoxNews] The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday.

Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested Monday after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office said.

Around 1,000 worshippers gathered at the headquarters of La Luz del Mundo in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on Tuesday evening to pray for García as he was held in Los Angeles on $25 million bail.

García, 50, faces 26 counts of felony charges that range from human trafficking and production of child pornography to rape of a minor. The charges detail a series of disturbing allegations involving three girls and one woman between 2015 and 2018 in Los Angeles County.

The fundamentalist Christian church, whose name translates to The Light of the World, was founded in 1926 by García's grandfather. It has been the subject of child sex abuse allegations for years but authorities in Mexico have never filed criminal charges. It has more than 15,000 churches in 58 countries, according to its website. The church's followers must adhere to a strict moral code in exchange for the promise of eternal salvation.

García — who was a minister in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California before becoming the church's leader — coerced the victims into performing sex acts by telling them that refusing would be going against God, authorities said. He allegedly forced the victims, who were members of the church, to sexually touch themselves and each other. One of his co-defendants also allegedly took nude photographs of the victims and sent the pictures to García.

The attorney general's investigation began in 2018, prompted in part by a tip to the state's Department of Justice through an online clergy abuse complaint form.

A third follower, Alondra Ocampo, 36, was arrested in Los Angeles County and is being held ahead of her arraignment Wednesday in Los Angeles. A fourth defendant, Azalea Rangel Melendez, remains at large.
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007 James Bond '25' Filming a Perilous Event - Numerous Injuries
[FoxNews] 'Bond 25' on lockdown after three 'huge' explosions on set: report

A Bond source said: "It was utter chaos.

The cursed new James Bond film was placed in total lockdown today after three huge explosions ripped through the set and injured crew.

Staff on the Hollywood flick were left needing medical treatment after a stunt went wrong on the world-famous 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

It’s thought one was "seriously hurt" after the explosions, which took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million dollar complex.

The member of staff was left crushed by part of the set which fell on him.

Crew on the film, which has plagued with issues since the beginning of filming, were testing a stunt involving a fireball in a laboratory when the incident took place.

A Bond source said: "It was utter chaos.

"There were three huge explosions and it’s blown part of the Bond stage roof off and some wall panels off the stage. They were supposed to be filming.

"A fireball was supposed to go through the set. That was the stunt but something has gone horribly wrong.

"There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured.

"It went bang, bang, bang. The place is now on total lockdown."

It comes just weeks after Daniel Craig, 51, tweaked ankle ligaments when he slipped over as filming wrapped in Jamaica.

Filming was canceled for over a week as the star recovered from his injury.

The explosion is the latest setback to hit the new movie ‐ Bond’s 25th outing ‐ which has seen repeated claims of crisis and infighting.
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#1  ....From the standpoint of a long-time Bond fan (the only one I never saw in the theaters was Doctor No), this one has been kinda snakebit. For some reason, the producers have felt that 007 needed to be retooled (even though the last two movies were amazing hits) and they've been doing, quite frankly, some dumb sh!t in the process. A bit concerned that if 25 isn't a huge, Marvel-level hit that EON Productions might pull the plug.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/05/2019 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably the last true Bond film. Before Bond becomes a fat, black transgender whatsit.

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