[NY Post] A notorious British pedophile who was serving 22 concurrent life sentences for abusing 22 children in Malaysia - and up to 200 during an eight-year spree ‐ was stabbed to death in a prison in England, according to reports.
Richard Huckle, 33, was found dead Sunday inside his cell at the high-security Full Sutton Prison in North Yorkshire after being attacked with a makeshift knife, according to the BBC.
"Humberside Police are working closely with the Prison Service to investigate the death of an inmate and at this time we are treating the death as suspicious," police said in a statement. "It would be inappropriate to comment further while a police investigation is ongoing."
In June 2016, the prolific predator was sent away to rot in prison after admitting to the horrific crimes against children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.
Huckle, of Ashford, Kent, pleaded guilty to 71 offenses involving 22 children, but it is believed there were many more victims throughout Southeast Asia, including in Camodia, where he targeted a 2-year-old child in March 2006.
Under the pretext of being a photographer, English teacher and philanthropist in the impoverished areas of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, he targeted the kids, including one from the age of 3 to 10, according to the Guardian.
"It appears he fell down the stairs and landed on a makeshift knife or 'shiv' as they say in GenPop."
"Repeatedly, by the looks of things."
"Yes, that would explain the numerous knife wounds."
"Then our work here is done!"
Time in Malaysia
After leaving education, Huckle spent a gap year in Malaysia from 2005 to 2006. He returned regularly, helping out at local churches and among local communities, before moving there permanently in 2010.
Huckle enrolled onto a short CELTA course with the British Council before starting work as a freelance photographer working in local communities around Kuala Lumpur. He also enrolled onto an IT course with a local university, hoping to further his career and status within the community.
In addition to Malaysia, where all of the crimes he was convicted of occurred, and Cambodia, which was also mentioned in the trial, Huckle travelled extensively around south-east Asia to countries including Singapore, Laos and India. It has been revealed that, while in India, he persuaded a pastor to invite him to an orphanage in Bangalore to take photos and make videos with the children, posing as a teacher in order to gain trust.
[St. Louis Post Dispatch] ST. LOUIS ‐ Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, under fire for comments on a local radio show about child shooting deaths in the city, reiterated his point at an aldermanic committee meeting Thursday.
Edwards said while those under 10 years old were innocent victims, some older children had been linked to illegal activity.
"The purpose here is not to demonize anyone; the facts are the facts," Edwards told the Public Safety Committee.
Edwards said a 15-year-old was found dead one morning "with an automatic weapon on his person with an extended ammunition magazine, $5,000 in cash and a large quantity of drugs."
He said another shooting victim, 16, was on "the police carjacking offender list" and had been allegedly shot in a crossfire "engaged in by two other 16-year-olds."
"And finally," Edwards said, "another 15-year-old was alleged to have been ravaging inside a vehicle" in the early morning when he was shot.
He also said two victims over age 10 are believed to have committed suicide.
Edwards’ comments Thursday elaborated on what he said in an interview Oct. 3 on "St. Louis on the Air," a public affairs program aired on St. Louis Public Radio station KWMU (90.7 FM).
He said then that it’s important that children don’t engage in risky activity, adding that about eight of 13 killed in the city this year "were teenagers engaged in criminal behaviors themselves" and "very sophisticated."
The radio comments spurred outrage from 13 organizations, which earlier this week issued a joint statement saying "this kind of demonization of our children is shocking and unacceptable."
Among the organizations signing on were Action St. Louis, ArchCity Defenders, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Metropolitan Congregations United, the Deaconess Foundation and the Organization for Black Struggle.
A brave man to stand up like this. He's right, which is why they want to shut him up. He cares about solutions, while they only care about creating greater problems so they can gain political power.
Oh, he's black. No wonder he's not being called racist.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/14/2019 7:34 Comments ||
I guarantee he's been called a "white supremacist".
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
10/14/2019 8:12 Comments ||
an automatic weapon on his person with an extended ammunition magazine, $5,000 in cash and a large quantity of drugs which he was transporting in a backpack for his ailing mother, to be delivered to his disabled uncle. No doubt.
[DAWN] Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan on Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the corpse count from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing.
Public broadcaster NHK said 14 rivers across the nation had flooded, some spilling out in more than one spot.
The casualty toll was compiled by Kyodo News service and was higher than one given by the government front man earlier on Sunday, a day after Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo and battered central and northern Japan with torrents of rain and powerful gusts of wind.
"The major typhoon has caused immense damage far and wide in eastern Japan," government front man Yoshihide Suga told news hounds, adding that 27,000 military troops and other rescue crews were taking part in the operation.
[DAWN] Tunisians began voting for a new president on Sunday in the decisive second-round run-off of an election in which they have spurned traditional candidates in favour of a media mogul and a retired law professor who wants to remake democracy.
Nabil Karoui, the media mogul, was only released from detention on Wednesday after spending most of the election campaign behind bars awaiting a verdict in his corruption trial. He denies all accusations of wrongdoing.
Kais Saied spent almost no money on his campaign and is regarded by his supporters as a humble man of principle, while his critics have attacked his conservative social views and backing by Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda.
Sunday's vote is the third national election in five weeks, following the first-round of the presidential vote in September, in which Saied took 18.4 per cent and Karoui 15.6pc in a crowded field of 26, and a parliamentary election a week ago.
Low turnout and a rejection of established politicians and parties in both polls revealed dissatisfaction with Tunisian politics eight years after a revolution that brought in democracy and inspired the "Arab spring".
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) ‐ Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.
A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state.
The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back millennia, but some school districts in Maine have expressed confusion in recent years about the rules around the practice. So the Maine Legislature passed a clarifying bill that took effect Sept. 19. and the pigs turn the waste into delicious tasty bacon. Win-win
The new standards will help school districts find a use for spoiled food that might otherwise end up in landfills, say supporters, including Republican sponsor state Sen. Stacey Guerin, of Glenburn.
"In Maine, that was a common practice when I was growing up. Hog farmers would come to the back door and take the waste at the end of the day," Guerin said. "I’m glad school administrators can do that with confidence now, without fear of breaking the law."
The new rules state that any individual or institution, including a school, can donate garbage to a swine producer for use as feed even if they’re unaware of the producer’s licensure status. Guerin said the rule change made sense because the schools aren’t responsible for monitoring the license status of hog farms.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.