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Kansas judge calls girls, 13 and 14, the ‘aggressor’ in a child sex solicitation case

Kansas judge Michael Gibbens (l.) sentenced Raymond Soden, 67, (r.) in a child sex solicitation case after saying the two victims, girls, 13 and 14 were “more agressor than a participant in the criminal conduct.” (Leavenworth County Bar Association/ Kansas Department of Corrections)

The Star reported on Sunday that Gibbens ignored prosecutors in sentencing Raymond Soden to nearly six years in prison.

Prosecutors said Soden had a prior conviction for battery and sexual battery and had asked that he be sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

A child advocate in Shawnee, Kan., told the paper that the two girls were minors and victims, not the aggressors.


New York City subway shooter is an MS-13 gang member, report says

A person of interest wanted by police for questioning in the killing of another man on a New York City Subway platform Sunday afternoon. (DCPI)

Law enforcement sources told NY1 the shooter belongs to MS-13 and the victim was a member of the 18th Street gang, one of MS-13’s rivals. An interactive map created by the New York Daily News shows both gangs have been active in the area where the killing happened.

The revelation comes as police search for two persons of interest seen in a graphic video of the shooting that has been circulating on social media.


North Carolina man holds burglary suspects at gunpoint outside of home in video

Stephen Routh told FOX8 he watches over his parent’s home in Asheboro and headed over after receiving a call about some unusual people seen on the property.

Routh arrived just as the three suspects were trying to leave, using the home’s back door, and said he held the group at gunpoint while he was on the phone with 911 dispatchers. The entire incident, including Routh ordering the trio onto the ground, was captured on video.


Female Border Patrol Agent, Mother of Two, Killed in Line of Duty

Border Patrol agent Donna Doss, 49,
Border Patrol agent Donna Doss, 49, was killed in Abilene, Texas on Feb. 2, 2019. (Border Patrol Agent Family Network)

Donna Doss, 49, was in Abilene at 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 2 responding to a call for assistance from a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on a frontage road.

While on the scene, she was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Doss was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation into the crash was launched.


Taser Sets Man On Fire Outside Philadelphia Steak Restaurant

The moment was caught on video by a bystander outside Jim’s Steaks on Feb. 1.

According to the bystander, Pat Tackney, who uploaded the video to social media, the man had refused to leave the establishment and was removed by security.


Waffle House employee brandishes knives during fight with fellow employee, video shows

The minutes-long video, which has been viewed thousands of times, starts with a Hardeeville Waffle House employee arguing with a colleague behind the counter.

The recording then shows them wrestling and fighting around the restaurant, and eventually one of the employees picks up two knives, which he threatens the other man with.

The video seems to have been posted on social media when the event allegedly occurred, on January 19.


Family mourning dad’s rabies death receives hefty bill for relatives’ vaccines: report

Juanita Giles told KSL-TV she was contacted two days after his death by the Utah Department of Health confirming that her husband had died of rabies and urging her and her relatives to get preventative vaccinations immediately.

Giles alleges she was told not to worry about the cost.

But in photos she shared with KSL-TV, the family was billed $50,000 for the vaccines, even after insurance.


Pregnant Woman Found Stabbed to Death After Yelling ‘He’s Going to Kill the Baby!’

Jennifer Irigoyen, 35,
Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, who was five months pregnant, was stabbed to death in New York City, on Feb. 3, 2019. (LinkedIn)

Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, a real estate agent, was dragged screaming from her apartment in the borough of Queens and stabbed repeatedly at the entranceway of the apartment building around 1 a.m. on Feb. 3.


Couple and teen arrested in death of boy, 7, after punishing him over Bible verses

Timothy and Tina Hauschultz
Timothy and Tina Hauschultz and their 15-year-old son have been charged with the murder of a seven-year-old boy in their care who died last year of blunt force trauma and hypothermia (Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office)

Maurice Roman Zereoue, one of the witnesses, told the New York Post that Irogyen, who was five months pregnant, shouted: “He’s got a knife! He’s going to kill the baby!” as a man pulled her from her apartment on the third floor and dragged her down the stairs.

Timothy and Tina Hauschultz and their 15-year-old son made the 7-year-old, whose name was Ethan, hold a 44-pound log for two hours every day for a week, Newsweek reports.

While being monitored during his punishment, a medical examiner believes that the teen hit and kicked the younger boy 100 times, rolled the heavy log over his chest and stood on his head and body while Ethan was face-down in a puddle.

He then allegedly buried him in “his own little coffin of snow.” Ethan died in April 2018 of hypothermia and blunt force trauma.


Australian pro-wrestler extradited to US, charged in New York murder heads to court

Police say 37-year-old Abakar Gadjiyev was one of two men who robbed and beat businessman Vladislav Tolstykh as he was carrying cash to pay his employees on March 4, 2009.

Tolstykh, a father of four and the owner of the Brighton Bazaar, had parked his car in an underground garage when two hooded, masked men ambushed him. They took $34,000, two expensive watches and a handful of Russian candy, police said.


YouTube recommended self-harm videos to children as young as 13

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last week that social media platforms could be banned if they fail to protect children from content depicting or promoting suicide and self-harm, according to the BBC.

The British publication reports that 14-year-old Molly Russell was found dead in her bedroom in 2017 after not showing any obvious signs of mental health issues.

Russell’s family, however, later learned that the young girl had been viewing content about suicide on social media apps like Instagram.


$190 million gone forever? Crypto boss dies with passwords needed to unlock customer accounts

Gerald Cotten
Gerald Cotten (Facebook)

Gerald Cotten, the 30-year-old founder of QuadrigaCX, died due to complications with Crohn’s disease, according to Sky News, citing Cotten’s wife, Jennifer Robertson. The executive reportedly passed away in December while traveling in India to open an orphanage.

About $190 million in cryptocurrency and traditional money is said to be in “cold storage,” with the digital key held by Cotten.

While Robertson has Cotten’s laptop, she does not know its password and even a security expert has been unable to get past the device’s encryption.


Rapper ’21 Savage’ Arrested by ICE, Faces Deportation Proceedings

It comes as a surprise to many to see Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, or ’21 Savage,’ arrested by immigration authorities in the first place, as it was thought he was an American citizen to begin with.

In a strange twist, it now appears that he has concocted his life story of growing up in Atlanta, and in actually a British citizen(or subject).

Having been previously convicted on felony charges, it’s relatively likely that he will be deported. Felons pose a large percentage of individuals deported by ICE.

Immigration:

Pentagon to deploy 3,750 more troops to US-Mexico border

Thousands of migrants are within 300 miles of the targeted border crossing in Texas; Griff Jenkins reports from Saltillo, Mexico.

DHS, House Democrats headed for immigration showdown March 6

“Secretary Nielsen has agreed to come before the Committee on Homeland Security to testify on March 6th.

We are giving the Secretary ample time to prepare for this appearance. She should be ready to defend the Administration’s border security actions and its plans to improve its border security agenda going forward,” House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement Monday.

Thompson first asked Nielsen to face the Democrat-controlled panel on Jan. 4. At the time, Thompson said her return was “long overdue,” as she appeared before the House committee just once since being confirmed by the Senate in December 2017.


CARTELS ARE MAKING AMERICANS LIVING NEAR THE BORDER AFRAID TO REPORT CRIMES

Unlike other residents in the area, Darnell alerts the Border Patrol and local authorities whenever he sees an incident. However, the Hidalgo County cattle ranger says he has paid the price for talking.

After reaching out to residents living near the area, several told the Washington Examiner that reporting immigration-related crimes — such as burglary or finding drugs near their property — to the police can lead to retaliation. Fearing retribution, many of them forgo calling authorities altogether.

Politics:


‘DISGUST’ AND ‘DISBELIEF’ WITHIN WHITE HOUSE AFTER TRUMP’S SCHEDULE LEAKS

One administration official said the leak itself did not reveal any information, which wasn’t already known generally, but was “aghast and disgusted” that anyone in the president’s circle would reveal so much proprietary information.

Another administration official said rank and file White House staffers were particularly upset about the leak because it demonstrated clear malice towards the president, and fostered a general atmosphere of distrust.

Another administration official said rank and file White House staffers were particularly upset about the leak because it demonstrated clear malice towards the president, and fostered a general atmosphere of distrust.


NO IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS PLANNED FOR OUSTING NORTHAM

“I think there’s a rightful hesitation about removal from office,” Cox told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Obviously you have to consider that to some degree you’re overturning an election.”

Cox stated that while he believes Northam is no longer able to adequately govern the commonwealth of Virginia, he is not convinced that the controversy meets the constitutional threshold for a forced ousting through impeachment.


US BISHOPS PROMOTE BILL TO BAN STATES FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RELIGIOUS ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE AGENCIES

Chairmen of three USCCB committees sent a letter to the lead sponsors of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2019 in the Senate and the House of Representatives, commending the bill for its potential to protect religious freedoms and parental choice.

The bishops noted Catholic foster care and adoption agencies face the prospect of being forced out of business in states that offer no such protection.


Farewell Electoral College: State Senate Gives Away Colorado’s Presidential Votes

It gives all the power to elect presidents to heavily populated states, and silences the voice of flyover country overwhelmingly populated by Republicans.

In order for it to take effect, states with at least 270 electoral votes must pass a law — California, New York and New Jersey are already on board.

Republican State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling says this bill would abdicate Colorado’s voice in presidential elections, and he’s right.
Read more at https://sovereignnations.com/2019/02/04/electoral-college-state-senate-presidential-votes/#vqAYjYUAhCrXq0JS.99


HOT MESS! WaPo Killed Possible #MeToo Story by Dem Hero, VA Lt Gov

The Washington Post killed a report of an allegation of sexual assault by Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, Governor Northam’s heir should he resign over 35 year-old racism claims.

The Post didn’t publish the story because they said there was no evidence. It’s unfortunate they didn’t hold themselves to that standard in the case of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.


Washington Post pushes back on Justin Fairfax denial of sexual-assault claim, publishes graphic details

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax,
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax,

“The Post did not find ‘significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,’ as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said,” the Washington Post said in a story published Monday, sharply disputing the lieutenant governor’s statement.

In a pre-dawn denial on Monday, Fairfax tweeted a statement saying he “has never assaulted anyone—ever—in any way, shape, or form.”

The Washington Post didn’t name the accuser. But the paper said Fairfax and the woman met first met in Boston at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.


UPDATE: Stanford Fellow Hints At Possible Justin Fairfax Sex Assault

Vanessa Tyson,
Vanessa Tyson,

Justin Fairfax was a John Kerry staffer in 2004, and won an election in 2017 in an East Coast state. Now, he is poised to become governor of Virginia if racist Ralph Northam resigns as Democratic leaders and his own state party demand.

UPDATE: Monday morning, Fairfax responded to the allegations in a statement that acknowledges that the allegations exist. He denies the allegation.

Big League Politics has reached out to Vanessa Tyson for comment.

World News:

Trump says he plans to keep troops in Iraq to monitor Iran

Fox News national security analyst Walid Phares breaks down the ‘complicated geopolitical situation’ in the region.


Cardiovascular and diabetes experts found least likely to disclose drug company ties

The first study in Australia to examine undisclosed financial relationships between drug companies and the doctors who write influential guidelines, it found almost one-in-four guideline writers who said they had no ties in fact had a likely conflict-of-interest.

The findings were published in the medical journal BMJ Open on Tuesday. The lead author, Dr Ray Moynihan, said the study was not about shaming individual doctors. But he said it highlighted that the rules governing guideline committees needed to be more transparent and consistent.


Europe backs Trump’s call to recognize Venezuela’s Juan Guaido

Sixteen European nations – including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom – lent their support to Guaido, after a diplomatic deadline for Maduro to call elections passed without any concession from the regime.

The announcement raises the possibility that Europe’s largest economies will join the U.S. effort to deprive Maduro of government resources and support Guaido instead.

“We encourage all countries, including other EU member states, to support the Venezuelan people by recognizing Interim President Guaido and supporting the National Assembly’s efforts to return constitutional democracy to Venezuela,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday afternoon.

Commentary/Opinion:


Infanticide Abortion May Be Only the Beginning

Late-term abortion, a euphemism for infanticide, at least in the case of recent legislation in several U.S. states, is permitted in seven countries. Only Canada, China, Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, the U.S., and Vietnam allow elective abortion past 20 weeks, with the Netherlands and Singapore drawing the line at 24 weeks.

Thus, only four countries, aside from the U.S., permit full-term abortions. Two of those countries are China and North Korea. It’s interesting that those are the countries Democrats want to emulate.

I have two explanations for this push for legalized infanticide. One is economic, and the other is a stepping stone.


The Boy Who Cried MAGA: Doing The Math On The Alleged Jussie Smollett Hate Crime

The coincidence that a couple of racists walking around with hats on their ski masks managed to run into an obscure actor on a show most people (much less virulent racists) don’t watch just happened to have a noose and bleach on them is enough of a stretch.

As Billy Mays would say though, “but wait, there’s more” instead of strangling him, stealing his phone (or his tasty Subway sandwich) they wrap a rope around his neck and pour bleach, that would have been frozen at that temperature. And all this in 55 seconds.

In regards, the increase of hate crime hoaxes even the Boston Herald referred to in relating the story of 20-year-old Kevin Molis who admitted he only staged a hate crime against himself to “raise awareness.” Awareness of what? The fact that fake hate crimes have more than doubled since Trump’s election?