Five Major Revelations The Mainstream Media Is Ignoring About The Florida Shooting

One of the deadliest school shootings in American history took place this week in Parkland, Florida and the suspected gunman has since confessed to this most heinous act. As details unfold, however, the mainstream media is failing to ask the hard questions which need to be answered.

While the media frantically attempts to use Nikolas Cruz to push their political agenda, bombshell revelations are being ignored, perhaps deliberately.

While corporate media continues to use this incident to ram divide down society’s throat and push for gun confiscation, those of us in the alternative media world are asking questions that matter. The Free Thought Project has compiled a list of five major details about the shooting that took place Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that the media is conveniently choosing to ignore.

5. Cruz was reportedly taking antidepressants

In a likely attempt to protect their corporate sponsors in the pharmaceutical industry, the fact that Cruz’s family told reporters that he was on medication for depression has managed to remain all but a blip in the mainstream.

As reported, the people who knew Cruz described him as a troubled teenager who was adopted when he was young and then was forced to move in with a friend after both of his adopted parents died. Jim Lewis, an attorney for the family that gave Cruz a place to live after his mother died in November, told The Washington Post that they knew Cruz was depressed, but they believed he taking steps to manage his depression.

Family member Barbara Kumbatovich told the Herald, “she believed Nikolas Cruz was on medication to deal with his emotional fragility.” She was a sister-in-law of Lynda Cruz, the suspect’s mother, and she also told the Sun-Sentinel that she believes Nikolas has been on medications for several months.

“I know she had been having some issues with them, especially the older one. He was being a problem. I know he did have some issues and he may have been taking medication. [He] did have some kind of emotional or difficulties,”Kumbatovich said.

The reason this information is so important is that the side effects of some of these medications are known to make people violent and suicidal.

Some of the side effects of antidepressants include aggression, agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts — and homicidal ideation.

4. Cruz warned that he was going to shoot up a school and kill people and the FBI did nothing.

I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” A YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz commented on a video on Sept. 24, 2017. The video was posted on the channel “Ben The Bondsman,” and the owner, Ben Bennight, immediately took a screenshot and submitted it to the FBI.

Bennight told Buzzfeed News that the bureau was quick to respond, and agents from the Mississippi field office conducted an in-person interview with him the next day.

“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person,” Bennight said. “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”

As reported, there have been multiple incidents in which people have been arrested for making far less serious statements online. Now, the FBI is claiming that with all their resources—including having his full name and IP address from YouTube—that they couldn’t find Cruz after he made those comments.

On top of saying he was going to shoot up a school, seven months ago, Cruz wrote, “I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good people,” in the comments section of a video clip from the NatGeo show “Alaska State Troopers: Armed and Dangerous” that was posted on YouTube.

Then six months ago, he commented on a YouTube video titled, “Antifa Gun Club,” writing, “Im going watch them sheep fall f*ck antifa i wish to kill as many as i can.”

In spite of threatening to kill people—a blatant violation of the law— there were no arrests, no questions, and Cruz was left alone. All of this is in spite of the fact that people have been kidnapped and thrown in cages for merely criticizing the police.

3. There were reports of multiple shooters

In one chilling account, a high school student not only told reporters that she witnessed multiple shooters, but she also explained how she was talking to the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, as she heard rounds being fired down the hall.

Alexa Miednik told KHOU-TV journalist Matt Musil:”The fire alarm went off and the principal came on the speaker saying ‘everybody needs to evacuate right now,’ so that’s what I did.”

“As I was going down the stairs I heard a couple of shots fired, everybody was freaking out saying that it was a gun,” explained Miednik.

“As we were walking, the whole class together, I actually was speaking to the suspect Nikolas Cruz,” said Miednik, as she made quotes with her fingers when saying ‘suspect’.

“So, you were walking down the hall with him?” asks the reporter. “Weren’t you scared?”

“In the moment I wasn’t,” replied Miednik. “because there was obviously…definitely another shooter involved.”

“Oh, you think he was not the only one?” asks the surprised reporter.

“No, definitely not,” replied Miednik.

“Why do you say that?” the reporter asked.

“Because when shots were fired, I saw him after the fact. The shots were coming from the other part of the building. So, there definitely had to be two shooters involved,” she explained.

2. Students reported that they were having active shooter drills that day

It has not been confirmed that a drill was planned—other than a fire drill that morning—but students said they’d heard a ‘rumor’ that they would have to take part in a ‘code red’ practice exercise.

“I thought, ‘I don’t know if this is real or fake,’” Kelsey Friend explained to CNN.

“We had rumors going around the school that police would do a fake code red with fake guns but sounding real,” Friend explained to reporters. “I thought, at the beginning that this was all a drill…until I saw my teacher dead on the floor.”

Another student, Will Gilroy, reportedly said that students at the high school in were told there would be an active shooter drill at their school this week. He said that’s why students thought they were participating in a drill when they were evacuating.1. The random association with the white nationalist group that wasn’t true

The biggest story of the day on the internet yesterday was, according to the NY Times, that Jordan Jereb, a leader of a white supremacist group based in North Florida, told The Associated Press that Mr. Cruz had joined their group.

But later Jereb would say that he did not know whether that was true. While the association was pushed on every outlet across the world, his retraction was conveniently ignored by the rest of the media. Why, exactly, this man would go out of his way to associate his group with a mass shooter only to retract it hours later remains a mystery.

However, the effect in the media was clear: distract and divide.

 

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Court Orders Release of Body Cams in Vegas Shooting While Ignoring Casino Surveillance Footage

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Las Vegas – More than four months after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, a judge has ruled that police must release 911 calls, the remaining Body Cam footage from their officers and other records within the next 30 days. But the repeated requests for the release of the Mandalay Bay Hotel’s surveillance footage seem to have been ignored once again.

Nevada state court Judge Richard Scotti ruled that the records must be released to the media outlets that have been requesting them—with the first requests coming in hours after the Oct. 1 shooting—but that the department is allowed to redact the names, social security numbers and “portions of videos in which people could be easily recognized.”

“If the government contended that the requested records were confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure, then the government had a duty to redact confidential information and produce the non-confidential portions of the records,” Scotti said.

The judge also argued that the practice of “wholesale withholding of documents” while claiming that they are all confidential, “suggests to this court that records have not been sufficiently scrutinized.”

While it is likely that additional body camera footage from the officers on the scene and initial reports from witnesses who called 911 will give meaningful insight into the mass shooting, Judge Scotti is leaving out one of the most crucial pieces of evidence—the surveillance footage from Mandalay Bay.

As one of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas, there is no doubt that Mandalay Bay is armed with a number of surveillance cameras that would have captured suspect Stephen Paddock entering the hotel in the days before the shooting, with enough luggage to conceal dozens of guns, more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition and other supplies.

In the days after the shooting, former chief executive of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn, suggested that Paddock may have escaped public attention by taking the service elevator, a perk typically given to “high rollers.” While that may explain why he did not raise any red flags when he initially arrived at the hotel, that does not explain why hotel staff members visited Paddock’s room at least 10 times in the days leading up to the shooting and noticed nothing out of the ordinary.

The surveillance footage from the front lobby may show what looked to be an average man checking into a hotel, but the surveillance footage from the 32nd floor is one of the most crucial aspects of the story.

While there have been a number of significant changes in the timeline of the massacre, one of the most glaring changes revolved around the account of Mandalay Bay Hotel security guard Jesus Campos, who was reportedly injured by Paddock. Campos went from being just another causality in the shooting to Paddock’s first victim, who was shot only once in the leg, despite the fact that the shooter reportedly fired 200 rounds down the hallway in his direction.

Attorney Craig Eiland, who is representing a number of the victims, revealed in November that not only did police officers respond to Campos after he was shot, they were right outside of Paddock’s door before he began shooting out of his hotel room window.

“As of yesterday it was that two—we knew about Campos—but there were two other police officers from MGM that were on the floor prior to the shooting,” Eiland said.

While the pending release of 911 records and body camera footage from the night of the shooting is a decent start, the release of Mandalay Bay’s surveillance footage—especially from the 32nd floor in the hours surrounding the shooting—has the ability to reveal significant facts that could finally give answers to the many families who are mourning the loss of their loved ones who died in the massacre.

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Social media companies ignoring pleas over extremism could face tax hikes

Internet companies could simply move their money abroad if the Government introduces a potential terror tax to crackdown on the spread of extremist material online, critics fear.

Keith Simpson, a senior Tory MP and member of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, said taxing companies if they fail to cooperate with efforts to fight terrorism was an “attention grabber headline” but would be difficult to enforce.

Ben Wallace, the Security Minister, said “patience is running out fast” with web companies.

He accused them of putting profit before public safety and that “if they continue to be less than co-operative, we should look at things like tax as a way of incentivising them or compensating for their inaction”.

He also suggested web companies were “ruthless profiteers” – a remark which prompted an angry response from Facebook with the internet giant saying he was “wrong to say that we put profit before safety”.

Any levy could be similar to the windfall tax imposed on excess profits of privatised utilities by the Blair government in 1997, or the charge Margaret Thatcher’s government placed on banks in 1981.

The amount of tax paid in the UK by internet companies relative to their overall profits has provoked widespread fury in recent months and has prompted questions about how effective any new charge would be.

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Mr Simpson told The Telegraph: “Part of me says ‘well, good luck’ if you think that this can persuade them and raise money.

“I suspect that it will be incredibly difficult.”

He said companies could react to any attempt to impose a new levy by moving their money away from the UK.

“It is convenient to use the UK for many reasons but they might decide to go to another European country or somewhere else,” he said.

“It is incredibly difficult to do this but that is not to say that we shouldn’t try to do this.

“I did think this was a bit of an attention grabber headline.”  

Mr Simpson said he believed the “broad mass of the public would agree” with such a windfall tax being introduced “but merely making promises is not enough”.

Mr Wallace said in an interview with the Sunday Times that obstruction and inaction by social media companies is costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds as law enforcement agencies pick up the cost of tackling radicalisation.

Simon Milner, of Facebook, said: “Mr Wallace is wrong to say that we put profit before safety, especially in the fight against terrorism. We’ve invested millions of pounds in people and technology to identify and remove terrorist content.”

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for YouTube said the video website is “doing more every day to tackle these issues” while Twitter said 95 per cent of terrorist content was removed proactively from the site.

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Trump accuses China of selling oil to North Korea ignoring US sanctions



 


Donald Trump has accused China of exporting oil to North Korea, in contravention of UN sanctions, after a media report alleged transactions between the two countries. Beijing has denied making illegal shipments.

“Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!” tweeted the US president.

On Tuesday, the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo claimed US surveillance satellites spotted Chinese vessels engaged in ship-to-ship oil transfers with North Korean ships at sea, citing government sources in Seoul. At least 30 such transfers have allegedly occurred since October.

September’s United Nations Security Council Resolution 2375 imposed an import quota of 500,000 barrels of refined petrol on North Korea, for three months starting in October, as well as restrictions on crude oil transactions. Direct ship-to-ship transfers, which make it harder to account for the oil, are also banned by the UN, which imposed Resolution 2375 in response Pyongyang’s suspected nuclear test earlier that month.

On Thursday, China insisted that it was in full compliance with the resolution, as well as the new UN Security Council resolution passed last week, which places even tighter restrictions on North Korea’s energy imports.

“The situation you have mentioned absolutely does not exist,” Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said when questioned about the media revelations.

In fact, in recent days China has publicized its decision to entirely cut off North Korea’s oil and gas exports following its series of missile and nuclear tests, on the back of its move earlier this year to suspend import of coal from the cash-starved regime, saying that the sanctions-led tightening “reflects its views.” China’s General Administration of Customs published statistics showing that no gasoline or diesel was pumped or shipped to the southern country in either October or November.

On Friday, the South Korean authorities said they had inspected a Hong Kong-flagged vessel in late November, suspected of secretly transferring oil to a North Korean ship in international waters, Yonhap reported. The vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, reportedly transferred 600 tons of refined oil to a North Korean vessel on October 19.

Donald Trump has designated North Korea as the prime security threat to the US since his election in 2016, and last month threatened to “utterly destroy” the Asian country in response to any potential acts of aggression.

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Top African-American Pastor Blasts Mainstream Media and US Govt for Ignoring the New Slave Trade

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On the same day TFTP detailed how failed US foreign policy allowed slavery to be reborn, Megachurch Pastor and author T.D. Jakes called on his followers to get involved and take action to stop Libyan slave trading.

In a Facebook post, T.D. Jakes Ministries wrote:

The slave trade that is going on in Libya, and even globally, is an atrocity that has to STOP. We, as a people have to partner together to put an end to this horrific disregard for human life.

As TFTP reported on Tuesday, not only has the United Nations confirmed the active buying and selling of migrants in Libya but the president of Ivory Coast, also harshly condemned the practice, calling on those traders to be tried in the world International Criminal Court.

For his part, Jakes, who is also a best selling author and filmmaker, is calling on his followers as well as anyone who will listen to get involved and not be a passive sideline spectator to slave trading. He wrote:

Here are a few ways you can help:

—Use YOUR voice (Social Media, your community, etc.) to raise awareness!

—Support organizations that give aid to countries from which migrants are fleeing.

—Contact your local officials and become an advocate in the fight against slavery & human trafficking.

We have got to say something…we CANNOT be silent.
#Libya#HumanTrafficking#SlaveryInLibya

Additionally, T.D. Jakes Ministries uploaded an accompanying video, using CNN and Euronews footage which reportedly shows slaves being sold for as little as $400. “The bad old times are back, and I wanna challenge you to say something. Why are we not hearing more about this on the press, in the paper, in the news?” Jakes asks. “Let our voice be heard. Repost. Do everything you can. We’ve got to say something. We cannot be silent. Not again,” he added.

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The slave trade that is going on in Libya, and even globally, is an atrocity that has to STOP. We, as a people have to partner together to put an end to this horrific disregard for human life. Here are a few ways you can help:—Use YOUR voice (Social Media, your community, etc.) to raise awareness! —Support organizations that give aid to countries from which migrants are fleeing.—Contact your local officials and become an advocate in the fight against slavery & human trafficking. We have got to say something…we CANNOT be silent. #Libya #HumanTrafficking #SlaveryInLibya

Posted by T.D. Jakes Ministries on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

As we reported earlier this week, Muammar Gaddafi’s decision to create a gold currency Dinar was the impetus NATO, France, and the U.S. needed to fuel the uprising President Obama championed as the “Arab Spring.” The revolt led to Gaddafi’s assassination and the assurance the central banking system would remain in place, posing no threat to the U.S. dollar. Then-Secretary of State, Hillary R. Clinton commented on his death jokingly saying, “We came, we saw, he died.”

As TFTP reported last year, declassified emails revealed that NATO killed Gaddafi to stop the Libyan creation of a gold-backed currency. It is also important to note that no matter who would have been in office, this plan would’ve been carried out as it is the standard operating procedure of US foreign policy. A gold-backed currency is a threat to the establishment who knows no party lines.

Once again, just like Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. foreign policy (collusion and meddling) in Libya resulted in the overthrow of the country’s leader and created unimaginable instability, not only in the country but also the region. Libya was once known as the most peaceful and civilized nation in Africa. Now, Libyan slave trading stands as proof the United States either did not think far enough ahead or could not care less what happens when they help insurgents overthrow a country.

Coupled with the Syrian civil war (also overwhelmingly supported and funded by the U.S.) the Libyan, Iraqi, Syrian conflicts (among others around the world) led to the largest human migration the world has witnessed in some time. After Italy began paying human smugglers not to import more immigrants into Italy, those same smugglers began selling their surplus product (humans) to the highest bidders.

As the UN’s director of Migration (IOM) Othman Belbeisi told reporters in November:

If you go to the market and you can pay between 200 and 500 dollars to get a migrant that will work with you on your daily jobs or support your work. After you buy, this person is handed over to you, again then it becomes your responsibility. Many of them escape, many of them are kept in bondage, and many of them are even imprisoned inside an area where they are forced to work on daily basis.

We reached out to Pastor T.D. Jakes for comment and are awaiting a response. We will update our story when and if we have a chance to interview him. Jakes joins other leaders around the world decrying a story the mainstream media is largely avoiding. Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara called on the International Criminal Court on Saturday to indict criminals who are selling black African migrants in Libyan slave markets. “I‘m shocked. I think it’s unacceptable, disgusting,” he declared.

Pastor T.D. Jakes serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House Church in Dallas, TX. According to his bio on Amazon, “T. D. Jakes is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP; founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc., which has over 30,000 members; and the author of the New York Times bestselling Making Great Decisions and Reposition Yourself. Time magazine and CNN referred to him as “America’s Best Preacher.” His TV show, The Potter’s Touch, reaches 67 million households per month. He has been the host of national radio and television broadcasts and is regularly featured on the highly rated Dr. Phil show. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, five children, and two grandchildren.”

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Wells Fargo Facing Penalties Over Ignoring Student Loan Included in Bankruptcy

Austin said, “I confess when we filed this case, I was hoping Wells Fargo would quickly see that we were right, acknowledge the mistake, and fix it. And naively, I thought they might be willing to sit down and fix the problem for all their customers. Everybody makes mistakes, and this could have been a real opportunity for Wells to prove that they’ve changed their business culture. But now I fear that Wells Fargo has no intention of changing its culture or business practices despite their public protestations to the contrary over the last year. They have dug in their heels on this issue, and seem intent to keep doing what they’re doing, which is plainly a violation of the bankruptcy laws.”

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Kansas Prison Medical Staff Sued After Ignoring Pleas for Help from Inmate who Died of Brain-Eating Fungus


A lawsuit was filed Monday against three doctors and 11 nurses who work at a prison in Kansas as well as the company contracted to provide medical services for inmates throughout the state’s prison system after medical staff ignored an inmate who told them, “it feels like something is eating my brain.”

Even after Marques Davis, 27, became so confused he drank his own urine, employees for Corizon Correctional Healthcare neglected his cries for help at Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Kansas.

Corizon Correctional Healthcare, has been sued 660 times over a 5-year period, according to the ACLU.

The lawsuit, filed by Kansas City attorney Leland Dempsy on behalf of Davis’ family, alleges he was denied “meaningful medical treatment” for eight months after he began complaining of symptoms.

According to the lawsuit, a CT scan taken after Davis suffered a heart attack in April revealed “dramatic swelling of the brain sufficient to force the upper part of the brain down into the lower brain.”

After his heart attack, Davis was finally hospitalized.

But he died the next day.

Attorneys representing Shermaine Walker, Davis’s mother, say Davis’s condition was “readily diagnosable” and treatable.

But Walker says all they would do is take blood, give her son Ibuprofen then send him back.

“I was calling the jail every day,” she said, according to the New York Daily News.

“He’s telling me, they haven’t done anything. They would give him ibuprofen and send him back.”

Walker said when Davis made complaints to medical staff about something being wrong with his head, he was ignored.
“He says, ‘mom, whatever is going on with me, it’s messing with my mind.’ He would tell me this on a daily basis,” she said.

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Poland PM Accuses EU of Trying to “Erase” History, Ignoring Millions of Slaughtered Poles

“Sulejow, destroyed villages and cities, the Polish nation, have the right to the truth of how the defense of Europe and European values looked in 1939, and who really defended them. And who destroyed them,” Macierewicz said during a visit to the town of Sulejow, located in central Poland, as it marked the 78th anniversary of being heavily bombarded by the German Luftwaffe at the start of WWII.

He went on to say that he wanted to remind Merkel, Macron and others who are willing to “erase the drama of Poland and the Poles from the historical memory of Europe,” AP reports.

The minister then recalled the millions of Poles killed and the near total destruction of Polish cities, including Sulejow and Warsaw, adding that those communities now have the right to financial compensation from Germany.

His remarks appear to be a reaction to a comment made last week by the deputy vice president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, in which he said that Poland could thank the EU for the greater sovereignty and freedom it enjoys today than in recent centuries, when the country was often under foreign rule.

Also Monday, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski called for “serious talks” to take place between Warsaw and Berlin regarding World War II reparations, claiming Germany’s 1939 attack on the country still “casts a shadow” on relations between the two nations.

“We should sit down to serious talks with the Germans and together think about how to deal with the issue” of reparations, Waszczykowski told RMF radio station, according to AFP.

“How can we deal with the fact that Germany’s 1939 attack (on Poland) and unresolved post-war issues still cast a shadow on Polish-German relations?” he added.

The minister went on to state that Poland is “preparing” its formal position on WWII reparations, while declining to say when that stance would be made public.

“The fact is that Poland was destroyed during the war, terrible crimes were committed here, and we have received no compensation for that,” he said.

Monday’s statements by the two ministers come just two days after Poland’s interior minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, said that Poland could claim $1 trillion from Germany.

Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has also supported the push for reparations to be paid, saying the country is simply seeking justice and stressing that Poland is a “victim of World War II.”

The leader of Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has also accused Germany of neglecting its responsibility for wartime damage inflicted on the country, which saw Warsaw razed to the ground.

Poland’s right-wing government disputes a 1953 resolution by the country’s then-communist authorities who dropped claims against Germany, claiming the deal was made under duress from the Soviet Union. However, some government officials have recently spoken out against the reparation claims, with Poland’s deputy foreign minister, Marek Magierowski, telling the parliament on August 8 that the 1953 reconciliation is lawful and legally binding.

Legal experts hired by Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, said last week that Poland has no claims to compensation for World War II crimes, citing a newer treaty signed in 1990, known as the “Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany.”

That treaty, according to the legal team, “blocks any reparation demands against Germany to the present day,” Deutsche Welle reported, citing the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

Poland “had, during the treaty negotiations, at least implicitly waived their right to assert them (claims for reparations),” the legal experts said.

The 1990 treaty saw the four powers that occupied Germany at the end of World War II France, the Soviet Union, Britain, and the US formally renounce all rights, allowing for the full return of German sovereignty.

Meanwhile, a majority of Poles (51 percent) oppose such claims against Germany, according to an August survey by the independent Ibris pollsters. Only 24 percent support such claims.

The current government’s push for reparations comes as tensions continue to mount between the EU and Warsaw over media and judicial reforms by the Law and Justice government, which critics say erode democratic standards and the rule of law.
French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Poland of going “against European interests,” while Merkel has called Poland a “serious issue.”

Poland isn’t the only European country to demand reparations from Germany. Greece demanded that Berlin pay €278.7 billion (US$329.4 billion) in war reparations in 2015 in a claim which has also been dismissed by Germany.

“It is our firm belief that questions of reparations and compensation have been legally and politically resolved,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said at the time.

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Cops Sued for Ignoring Calls For Help Leading to Little Girl Being Raped to Death

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ALBUQUERQUE (CN) — The grandparents of a 10-year-old girl sued Albuquerque this week, accusing it of failing to investigate the child’s mother, her boyfriend and his cousin, who are charged with first-degree murder: physically and sexually assaulting the girl until she died.

Victoria Martens, a fourth-grader, died on Aug. 26, 2016, after being raped, suffocated, stabbed and dismembered by her mother, Michelle Martens, and two friends: Martens’ boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and Gonzales’ cousin, Jessica Kelley, according to criminal charges against the three.

They also are accused of wrapping Victoria’s mutilated body in a towel and burning it in a bathtub at Martens’ Albuquerque apartment. Police arrived after receiving multiple 911 calls from neighbors who heard screaming.

Martens and her boyfriend approached a neighbor for help after accusing Kelley of beating them with an iron.

All three have been charged with first-degree murder, child abuse, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

John Martens and Pat Martens, Victoria’s grandparents, sued the city for wrongful death on Tuesday, claiming its police department violated the New Mexico Children’s Code when they failed to help Victoria despite receiving a report about her mother’s behavior.

“The abuse suffered by Victoria was reported to the City well before the brutal maiming and sexual violence that killed her on August 24, 2016,” according to the complaint in Bernalillo County Court.

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department received a report on March 28, 2016 that one of Martens’ boyfriends had tried to kiss Victoria. The department referred the report to the Albuquerque Police Department, “where APD individual defendants made the decision to not investigate the complaint regarding Michelle Martens’ boyfriend,” according to the complaint.

The grandparents say the officers were improperly trained to deal with such a situation, and “wrongly believed that a warrant and probable cause were required to investigate the complaint.”

Police Department spokesman Fred Duran told the Albuquerque Journal in January this year that investigators had met with the girl and her mother, “but did not take action because no crime had been committed.”

The grandparents disagree.

“Officer Fred Duran also attempted to cover up the fact that the city failed to comply with the law by perpetuating the falsehood that no reports were made in order to protect the privacy of the child,” the complaint states.

The grandparents say Duran had been “correctly briefed on the information concerning the CYFD [Children, Youth and Families Department] complaint of sexual violence regarding Michelle Martens’ boyfriend a month earlier.”

The Albuquerque Police Department has been under federal investigation for years for widespread use of excessive force, including officer-involved killings.

The Martens seek punitive damages for wrongful death, negligence, civil rights violations, loss of consortium, and an injunction ordering the Albuquerque Police Department to respond within 24 hours “to any CYFD referral involving a minor child.”

They are represented by Robert Gorence with Gorence and Oliveros in Albuquerque, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Martens, Gonzales and Kelley will be tried separately next year. Second Judicial District Court Judge Charles Brown set Martens’ trial date first, July 29, 2018.

Representatives for the city of Albuquerque did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Trump lashes out at A.G. Sessions on Twitter for ignoring “Hillary crimes”

The feud between Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions started early on Tuesday, when President Trump, in an early tweetstorm lashed out at the attorney general whom he accused of taking a “VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.”

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted.

Trump also asked the A.G. where is the investigation into “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign… quietly working to boost Clinton.”

In a follow-up tweet, Trump also slammed the acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, whom he implicitly accused of corruption for getting $700,000 from Hillary for his wife (which incidentally is accurate, as the WSJ described last October, in “Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife“)

“Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!” he said on Twitter.

Today’s animosity between Trump and Sessions was first unveiled in an interview with The New York Times last week when Trump said he would have never hired his attorney general if he knew he would recuse himself from the probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump in a tweet Monday morning also asked why the “beleaguered A.G.” wasn’t investigating ties between Clinton and Russia.

Overnight, the WaPo reported that Trump has floated possible replacements for Sessions including Sen. Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, although subsequently, Giuliani said on Monday, however, that he’s not being considered for the position.

In addition to slamming Sessions, Trump also focused on today’s big item, the latest Senate vote on the GOP Healthcare vote, which however remains in chaos as nobody knows what will be voted on just hours ahead of the actual vote. After berating Republicans for failing to repeal and replace Obamacare on Monday, Trump tweeted “Big day for health care. After 7 years of talking, we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate! ObamaCare is torturing the American People.The Democrats have fooled the people long enough. Repeal or Repeal & Replace! I have pen in hand.”

Today’s Trump tweets followed a late night barrage against the WaPo/Amazon/Jeff Bezos (who is now about $2 billion away from becoming the world’s richest man), in which Trump said “So many stories about me in the @washingtonpost are Fake News. They are as bad as ratings challenged @CNN. Lobbyist for Amazon and taxes?” and “Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?“, prompting many to ask if Trump’s much-anticipated crackdown against Bezos has officially begun.

Via Zero Hedge


Featured Image: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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