Hanged girl ‘humiliated by stepdad’

Ms Beard said she became concerned for Amber’s welfare after she came in “devastated” while wearing baggy grey jogging bottoms instead of normal school trousers one day in March 2015. “The other children in the classroom thought that she had actually wet herself, because it was so unusual that someone would be wearing something like that,” she said. Image caption Amber’s body was found in Westfield Lane, about a mile from her home in Bosworth Street Following the email Karen Green, vice principal at Queen Elizabeth’s at the time, said she asked Amber’s key worker Sharon Clay to contact the Nottinghamshire multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH). A transcript of the call read in court recorded Ms Clay being advised to contact …

They saved migrants from deportation. Now they face life in jail

London (CNN)Under cover of darkness, the activists use bolt croppers to cut through the airport’s perimeter fence, squeezing through the gap they’ve created and running across the open tarmac towards their target: a plane, readying for take-off. “Adrenaline was pumping, we were feeling very anxious,” May MacKeith, one of those on the tarmac on March 28, 2017, told CNN. “Once we cut through the fence, this amazing sense of clarity, direction and calm took over.” She remembers thinking that whatever the protesters were going through, “this is nothing in comparison to what people who are being snatched out of their beds in dawn raids.” Airport security personnel were seen on the video arriving within minutes, but the activists remained, lying …

A photographer who sexualized minors in model shots said he’d done so for years, complaint says

(CNN)A 52-year-old photographer is facing numerous sex crime allegations for allegedly assaulting dozens of models — some of them underage, the FBI said Wednesday. He is facing 23 felony charges in San Diego County, including child sexual abuse and production of child pornography. Jonathan Lynn, an attorney at Wallin & Klarich, told CNN affiliate KATU that Koester has pleaded not guilty to all of them. Lynn said he “cannot comment on the charges from Oregon as I am not representing Mr. Koester in Oregon and grand jury proceedings are confidential.” In Yamhill County, Oregon, where he owns a farm, Koester has been charged with 32 felony counts, including first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and causing another person …

2 Boston men indicted on gun and drug charges in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Two men have been indicted on federal charges that they brought crack cocaine to Vermont in exchange for firearms intended for use in a “war” in Boston that one of the men vowed to win, according to court documents. Federal court documents say John Guerrero and Darwin Medina, of South Boston, were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Burlington. Lawyers for Guerrero and Medina did not return calls Friday seeking comment. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Bud Lights corn syrup Super Bowl ad prompts response from competition

PHOTOS FROM SUPER BOWL  “To be clear, we brew Coors Light with corn syrup,” said the Coors Light king in the ad. Bud Light returned to the theme in ads in the third and fourth quarter. The message provoked quick responses on Twitter. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Sean Spicer Sets Twitter Alight With Slurred Interview About Trump

And, well, people had thoughts. Spicer, who was Trump’s first press secretary, also revealed he’d been “agnostic” about which Republican he wanted to beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and claimed Trump recently invited him back to work in the White House — but he turned it down because he was having “too much fun.” Check out the interview from the 3:33 mark here: The interview, conducted in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, inevitably trended on Twitter ― where folks suggested the cause of Spicer’s apparent merriment: RELATED… Nancy Pelosi Explains Why She Clapped Like That At Trump Chuck Schumer Sums Up 'Scared' Trump’s SOTU With 4 Little Words Sam Bee Dumps On …

Trumps Great Memory Fails As He Repeatedly Forgets Names In New Supercut

A new supercut video from NowThis News shows the president struggling with names again and again. Check it out above. While being deposed in 2016 in connection with a lawsuit over Trump University, he said “ Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Thousands of police ‘not properly vetted’

Checks include credit, DNA and fingerprint analysis using the police database, as well as investigations into an applicant’s partner, family and friends. Previously, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) said it was seeing too many cases of corruption and of officers abusing their positions of authority – sometimes for sexual gain. Routine reviews However, BBC 5 Live Investigates found that there were thousands of officers and staff who had not undergone the stricter checks. Freedom of Information replies from 36 of 43 police forces in England and Wales revealed that 16 of them had not performed retrospective background checks on those people. West Midlands Police had the largest number of officers and staff who had …

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s liberal wing in striking down Louisiana abortion law

Anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington last month. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) 2020 DEMS SILENT ON POST-BIRTH ABORTION BILL ROCKING VIRGINIA Observers said that at least one and maybe two of Louisiana’s three abortion clinics would have to close if the law were allowed to take effect. A federal appeals court that upheld the law, however, said it’s not clear that any clinic would close. The law is similar to a Texas measure the justices struck down three years ago by a 5-3 vote, shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Roberts, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush, dissented in that case. The chief …

Pope Francis delivers first papal mass in Arabian Peninsula

Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN)Pope Francis became the first pontiff to deliver Mass in the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, on Tuesday, speaking in front of tens of thousands of people in Abu Dhabi at the end of a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates. The ceremony capped off a trip to the UAE that saw the Pope condemn the war in Yemen, in which his hosts have played a pivotal role, and call for religious freedom across the region. Images from the Pope’s tour of the pontiff flanked by Arab sheikhs in traditional robes were considered a striking display of Muslim-Christian kinship. But rights groups dismissed the Pope’s description of the UAE as “a land that seeks to …

Michael Moore Suggests The Democrat Who’d Crush Trump, If She Was Old Enough

constitutional rule that sets a minimum age of 35 for the president on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word.” Moore appeared to suggest, in a roundabout way, that the freshman lawmaker could be one of the only Democrats who could not only beat President Donald Trump but also “crush” him in a presidential race. Check out the clip above and Moore’s explanation as to why Trump can “see the writing on the wall” in the Midwest below: Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands Northam’s Resignation: This Is ‘Painful’

In a Saturday night post, the freshman congresswoman demanded the Democrat step down, arguing that “those who try to help him stumble past this deserve scrutiny.” However, he noted he once painted his face with shoe polish while dressing up as Michael Jackson for a dance competition. Despite the controversy, the governor re-affirmed on Saturday his intent to serve out the remainder of his term in office, unwilling to relinquish his post. His term is scheduled to run through 2021.

People Who Attend Worship Services Regularly Are Happier Than Others, Study Suggests

After analyzing data from over 20 countries, Pew researchers concluded that people who regularly participate in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than their peers who are infrequent attendees or who don’t identify with a religion at all.   published Thursday. There could be many reasons why actively religious people report high levels of happiness, Pew wrote. For example, it’s possible that regularly participating in worship services offers people social connections and support networks that in turn help make their lives happier ― making it easier to find jobs, for example, or to deal with life’s stresses.  “While in many countries religious activity seems to be connected with certain benefits, such as higher levels of happiness, it …

Michael Moore says Dems need to accept far-left Ocasio-Cortez as party leader: ‘No middle ground anymore’

Moore said the age requirement to run for president – 35 – should be constitutionally amended so that Ocasio-Cortez could make a play for the White House. He said Ocasio-Cortez is the leader of a movement, citing a Fox News poll that showed voters favored her proposal to increase the tax rate to 70 percent for the richest Americans. FROSH DEMS ROCK CAPITOL BOAT WITH BRASH, CONFRONTATIONAL STYLE Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

McAuliffe predicts Northam ‘will do the right thing’

Washington (CNN)Former Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Sunday he believes Gov. Ralph Northam will resign soon amid wide-ranging calls for his former lieutenant to step down. McAuliffe said he did not believe it would come to the point of Northam being forced out of office and predicted Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax would do “a great job of bringing folks back together.” Prior to his election as governor in 2017, Northam was McAuliffe’s lieutenant governor, and asked on Sunday if Northam had been racist in the past, McAuliffe said he had “zero indication of that.” The original photo in question depicts one person in blackface and another in a KKK outfit, and although Northam said Saturday he did not believe he was …