‘Officer of The Year’ Arrested After Neglected Toddler, Arsenal, Cocaine, and Feces Found In Home

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Brevard County, FL – The same police officer who was awarded for his exceptional conduct on the job, was recently arrested on a number charges including child neglect and drug possession after neighbors reported hearing gunshots from his house.

Nicholas Worthy was named the top sheriff’s deputy in Brevard County in 2015, and he was named “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” by the Florida Sheriffs Association in 2016. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal with a V for valor in combat in 2010 after he served in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Worthy’s most recent accolades stemmed from incidents in 2015 when he was one of three deputies who saved the victim of an arson attempt, and when he was shot at by a suspect and managed to return fire after his gun malfunctioned.

“I could not be more proud of Deputy Nick Worthy for everything he does to protect our community and his heroic life-saving actions. He is a shining example of dedication to protecting our citizens with compassion, professionalism, and courage,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey said at the time.

However, everything changed this week when Brevard County deputies executed a search warrant at the home Worthy shared with his girlfriend, Rachel Trexler, and their 2-year-old daughter.  The Miami Herald reported that neighbors called 911 and said they heard gunshots and a woman screaming on Wednesday night, and when police were unable to contact anyone in the home, they obtained a search warrant and entered the residence at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Worthy and Trexler were both arrested on charges of child neglect, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their two-year-old daughter is in the custody of Child Protective Services, and their three dogs were taken by Animal Services.

Sheriff Ivey described Worthy in a very different tone as he revealed the ghastly conditions of his home during a press conference. In addition to finding shell casings on the floor and bullet holes in the walls of the house that were consistent with the reported gunshots, deputies found a horrific environment that included a mess of garbage, dog feces, cocaine, sex toys, guns, and ammunition.

“What was found inside was absolutely disgusting, absolutely deplorable, and quite frankly, just unbelievable. After everything we have found and everything we have seen, there is absolutely no other way to describe this except extremely disgusting,” Ivey said. “The house was in complete disarray. There was dog feces all over the house. There were firearms, ammunition, other types of trash, litter, food.”

Ivey emphasized the fact that Worthy was immediately arrested, and was not given any special treatment because of his status as a highly-decorated sheriff’s deputy. He has also been fired from the department.

“The one thing I can tell you about that home is that it was absolutely disgusting … conditions that no one should live in, especially not someone that has a profession such as ours, and certainly, with absolute conviction, not someone that has a small child exposed to that type of environment,” Ivey said.

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Prosecutors Finally Look at Neglected Rape Kits and Found Cops Let 817 Serial Rapists Walk Free

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Detroit, Michigan — A team led by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has devoted countless hours over the last 8 years to test a backlog of more than 11,300 rape kits that were found in a police storage warehouse. As a result, they have found that nearly 1,000 serial rapists assaulted multiple victims, and because of the inefficiency of Detroit Police, the rapists were never charged.

The prosecutor and her team began tackling the major task of testing each one of the 11,341 rape kits back in 2009. The Detroit Free Press interviewed Worthy to discuss her team’s findings, the most disturbing of which is that there are 817 serial rapists still on the loose who have attacked more than one person. Worthy discussed her county’s plight, as well as the battle the rest of the nation is facing. She said in part:

There are estimated to be 400,000 untested rape kits in the country. In one city, in one county, in one state, we had 11,341…Number one, this problem is a lot more pervasive than people could ever have imagined. Number two [because few victims file a report] that means there is much more sexual assault going on, that it’s much more pervasive than people think. I think nationally the number is about 20% of rapes that are reported, and when you get to the prosecution stage it’s very, very little …  that’s very sobering, very sad and very pathetic.

Worthy then dispelled all doubt about whether or not the majority of the serial rapists assaulted just two individuals. She said many of the 817 have raped almost a dozen or more.

“A rapist rapes on average seven to 11 times before they’re caught… Of our set of 817… over 50 of them have 10 to 15 hits apiece,” Worthy said.

The thought that over 50 individuals have raped more than 10 victims each should come as a wake-up call for the county’s residents, who apparently struggle with an epidemic of sexual assaults taking place on their streets.

Worthy said she is not sure how police should do their jobs to prevent rape crimes, or how they should go about pursuing the perpetrators, but she said that testing the remainder of the rape kits will take another three years. For now, Worthy said she has some ideas on how to hold law enforcement accountable. She believes a rape kit should be tracked just as a UPS package gets tracked and sent from city to city.

“We knew that if you could track a package, when you order something online, you ought to be able to track a rape kit in your own state,” Worthy said.

Michigan State law allows for a 90-day turn-around time on rape kits, but that is clearly not happening—much to the chagrin of rape victims. The prosecutor said the mindset of police investigators is also something that must change. Worthy conveyed one callous phenomenon which must cease:

We reviewed many many police reports where the officers dismissed (victims) because they didn’t act the way they thought they should act… They just closed cases, even cases where I think they believed the victim … They closed cases because the women had worked as prostitutes or had mental illness issues or had substance abuse. Didn’t believe them, didn’t care, and this was one issue that led to the backlog of these kits.

Worthy said that she believes racism is at the heart of the matter. She noted that when it comes to people of color—basically anyone who is not Caucasian—their cases are handled differently. She told the Free Press:

One of the reasons we have these untested rape kits … and I can use Detroit as an example, 86% of our victims in these untested kits are people of color. You’re not going to find too many blond-haired, blue eyed white women … Because their kits are treated differently, their cases are solved. That’s just the way it is in this country. If you’re a person of color, if you’re a different economic class, then your case across the board, across the board, not just sexual assault — they’re treated differently.

Worthy said that when it comes to the serial rapists in Detroit, their activities can be traced to at least 39 other states in the country. Worthy said testing each and every kit can help solve violent crimes as well, such as homicides connected to the rapes.

The fact that when you get these kits tested…once these hits get into CODIS (the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System database), law enforcement can solve more than just sexual assault. They can solve homicide, can solve breaking and entering, because the crimes in other states we’re talking about are not just sexual assault.

Worth told the Free Press that the crime of rape has been pushed to the back burner, nearly forgotten, and incredibly underfunded, with one previous administration asking the city to look for outside funding to test the rape kits.

No one would be saying this, and you wouldn’t even have to ask that question, if we were talking about homicides. You may not have the resources, may not be able to tackle all of these cold cases, but given the resources … no one turns their back on a cold case homicide. So we wouldn’t even have this discussion … but because it’s sexual assault, for whatever reason, it’s very easy for some folks to sweep this under the rug.

Worthy’s comments underscore a pervasive problem in the United States, as tens of thousands of rape kits remain untested across the country. The fact that many of the assaults are being committed by serial rapists is alarming, confirmed by Wayne County’s own findings, which could be a representative sampling of the nation.

Even more disturbing to individuals following the reports of unprocessed rape kits may be the fact they are being treated like a nuisance—an unwanted and inconvenient expenditure for law enforcement agencies who seem much more concerned with jailing potheads than arresting serial rapists.

The following video is from 2016, when the number of serial rapists was below 800. This is Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy addressing the issue:

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/investigation-warehouse-filled-untested-rape-kits-reveals-nearly-1000-serial-rapists-one-city/

This Dog Was So Neglected, His Leg Fell Off During Grooming

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

We can’t believe this happened…

Three days ago, an abused two-year-old Lhasa Apso was surrendered to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to having matted, filthy fur, the poor pup was also covered in maggots which were eating away at a leg injury.

Because of the dog’s poor condition, staff rushed to get him into urgent medical care. They also took down the information of the person who surrendered him in such ghastly condition, reports One Green Planet.

That’s not the worst of it, however. While the dog was being groomed — likely the first time in months, the dog’s leg FELL OFF from his body. You can imagine the staff’s horror. Reportedly, the leg was so badly infected from the injury and the lack of circulation that it could hold on no longer.

Immediately, the frazzled groomers rushed him to Dr. Steve Gilson of Pet Urgent Care, LLC for treatment. There was no other option but to amputate the dog’s leg, so that is what the veterinarian did.

The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shared the terrifying story on Facebook to raise awareness about the dog’s situation and to hopefully find him a home. The organization also gave thanks to Two Pups Wellness Fund. The non-profit provides financial aid for abused and neglected animals, and covered all of the dog’s medical expenses.

The Lhasa Also was named Chance and is now recovering. In about two weeks, he will be ready for adoption. Understandably, the pup is timid. But with the right family, love and support, he will likely learn to trust humans again and enjoy his life.

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Chance when he has recovered, please click here. The pup is currently at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s west shelter and his ID# is A4007448.

Read more: Why The FBI Now Categorizes Animal Cruelty As A Class A Felony

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A Veteran Asks, ‘What’s Worse, a Kneeling Millionaire or 300,000 Vets Neglected to Death?’

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Naturally, Americans are up in arms because a bunch of folks who get paid millions of dollars to throw around a leather ball decided to kneel during the national anthem. I find this ironic for several reasons.

First off, I’d like to clarify that choosing to not watch football because someone did something you disagree with is entirely your choice and your choice alone. Just like NFL players can make the decision to kneel during the anthem, you can make the decision to change the channel. It’s called freedom, it is awesome, and I highly recommend it.

That being said, I’d like to draw attention to two points, one being the idea of a country whose leader shames others and calls for the termination of their employment for practicing their right to disagree with the government, and two, why are people so upset over a bunch of kneeling millionaires?

Donald Trump was well within his right to say whatever he wants about the NFL players, up to and including calling for the NFL to fire them. It’s called freedom, and you don’t have to like it to participate in it. But, if Trump really wanted the players to start standing up for the anthem, calling for them to be fired is not only on the verge of tyrannical, but it’s nowhere close to a solution.

Respect is earned. It is not mandated through threats or abuse of power or forced through the barrel of a gun. If there was one thing I learned in the Marine Corps it’s that good leaders are ones that lead by example. Those leaders who demanded respect without first earning it were the reason for me turning down a 5-figure tax-free reenlistment bonus to stay in.

Leaders, and I use that term loosely, who want something from you and don’t have the common decency or fortitude to first apply themselves and find a peaceful and mutually beneficial way to get it are not leading by example and deserve no respect. Sadly, in America, leaders haven’t done these things in a long time. In America, through propaganda and fear, our leaders are demanding and mandating respect—without earning it. This is the definition of tyranny.

If Donald Trump really wanted the football players to start standing during the national anthem, then he should ask them what it is they want. If the dozens of millionaires taking knees can’t articulate a rational and well thought out list of requests, then they are merely publicity hounds buying into the divide. Colin Kaepernick could do this, and he’s has taken action to try to resolve his grievances.

I’m not quite sure all these other NFL players would be such good leaders—like Kaepernick—if asked what it is they want.

If it’s police brutality they are protesting, where were most of these folks when Obama was in office? It’s not like police brutality and racist policing practices suddenly became an issue once Trump took over in 2017. Where were all these NFL players when Obama was filling prisons with black people for possessing a plant? Where were all these NFL players when Obama continued to wage the drug war which is proven to lay far more waste to the rights of those with darker skin than to those with lighter skin? Outside of just a few of them, they were nowhere to be found, that’s where.

That brings me to my second point—the folks that are angry at these football players taking knees—because it disrespects our country, our troops and our veterans. Again, these folks have every right to voice their opinion, be angry, and boycott the NFL. It’s called freedom, and it’s awesome, and I highly recommend it.

That being said, if a person taking a knee during a song is disrespectful to our troops and veterans, what, exactly, is it considered when 307,000 of those veterans die waiting for care they were promised by this country? If a person taking a knee during a song is disrespectful to those who fought for our country, what is it considered when that country looks the other way when there over 40,000 of those veterans living on the streets with no home? If taking a knee at a football game is disrespectful, what then, is it considered when Americans remain silent as a veteran kills himself or herself every 65 minutes, every single day, every single month, of every single year?

If this song and flag represent the land of the free and people kneeling down makes others angry because it is an insult to that freedom, then how does one view the NSA surveillance grid? Is a person taking a knee worse than the United States of America creating the largest spying network the world has ever seen—one that the Stasi would’ve killed for—and using it on innocent Americans?

Is a person kneeling more offensive than the TSA groping babies, cancer patients, the elderly, and the disabled, despite never stopping a terror attack? Is a knee more offensive to freedom than the United States creating, maintaining, and financing the largest prison population the world has ever seen through the enforcement of victimless crimes?

Is a rich football player kneeling really that much more offensive than the Commander in Chief making one of the largest weapons deals in the history of the US with the largest state sponsor of terror in the world, Saudi Arabia? Is a knee more offensive than calling Saudi Arabia our ally after they were exposed for financing the horrific attacks on 9/11?

Where is the outrage? Call me a traitor, call me unpatriotic, call me whatever you want, tell me to move to Somalia and eat shit and die, because—freedom baby. However, I’ll always stand against tyranny, even if that means pissing people off for telling the truth. In an empire of lies, telling the truth is a revolutionary and often hated act.

If we can agree on one thing in this sea of vitriol and disagreement, let us remember that this country was born through protest. Slavery ended because of protest. The Declaration of Independence was a protest. It was not order-following and blind compliance that created America—it was disobedience.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/kneeling-millionaire-veteran-deaths/

A US veteran asks, ‘what’s worse, a kneeling millionaire or 300,000 vets neglected to death?’

    

Naturally, Americans are up in arms because a bunch of folks who get paid millions of dollars to throw around a leather ball decided to kneel during the national anthem. I find this ironic for several reasons.

First off, I’d like to clarify that choosing to not watch football because someone did something you disagree with is entirely your choice and your choice alone. Just like NFL players can make the decision to kneel during the anthem, you can make the decision to change the channel. It’s called freedom, it is awesome, and I highly recommend it.

That being said, I’d like to draw attention to two points, one being the idea of a country whose leader shames others and calls for the termination of their employment for practicing their right to disagree with the government, and two, why are people so upset over a bunch of kneeling millionaires?

Donald Trump was well within his right to say whatever he wants about the NFL players, up to and including calling for the NFL to fire them. It’s called freedom, and you don’t have to like it to participate in it. But, if Trump really wanted the players to start standing up for the anthem, calling for them to be fired is not only on the verge of tyrannical, but it’s nowhere close to a solution.

Respect is earned. It is not mandated through threats or abuse of power or forced through the barrel of a gun. If there was one thing I learned in the Marine Corps it’s that good leaders are ones that lead by example. Those leaders who demanded respect without first earning it were the reason for me turning down a 5-figure tax-free reenlistment bonus to stay in.

Leaders, and I use that term loosely, who want something from you and don’t have the common decency or fortitude to first apply themselves and find a peaceful and mutually beneficial way to get it are not leading by example and deserve no respect. Sadly, in America, leaders haven’t done these things in a long time. In America, through propaganda and fear, our leaders are demanding and mandating respect-without earning it. This is the definition of tyranny.

If Donald Trump really wanted the football players to start standing during the national anthem, then he should ask them what it is they want. If the dozens of millionaires taking knees can’t articulate a rational and well thought out list of requests, then they are merely publicity hounds buying into the divide. Colin Kaepernick could do this, and he’s has taken action to try to resolve his grievances.

I’m not quite sure all these other NFL players would be such good leaders-like Kaepernick-if asked what it is they want.

If it’s police brutality they are protesting, where were most of these folks when Obama was in office? It’s not like police brutality and racist policing practices suddenly became an issue once Trump took over in 2017. Where were all these NFL players when Obama was filling prisons with black people for possessing a plant? Where were all these NFL players when Obama continued to wage the drug war which is proven to lay far more waste to the rights of those with darker skin than to those with lighter skin? Outside of just a few of them, they were nowhere to be found, that’s where.

That brings me to my second point-the folks that are angry at these football players taking knees-because it disrespects our country, our troops and our veterans. Again, these folks have every right to voice their opinion, be angry, and boycott the NFL. It’s called freedom, and it’s awesome, and I highly recommend it.

That being said, if a person taking a knee during a song is disrespectful to our troops and veterans, what, exactly, is it considered when 307,000 of those veterans die waiting for care they were promised by this country? If a person taking a knee during a song is disrespectful to those who fought for our country, what is it considered when that country looks the other way when there over 40,000 of those veterans living on the streets with no home? If taking a knee at a football game is disrespectful, what then, is it considered when Americans remain silent as a veteran kills himself or herself every 65 minutes, every single day, every single month, of every single year?

If this song and flag represent the land of the free and people kneeling down makes others angry because it is an insult to that freedom, then how does one view the NSA surveillance grid? Is a person taking a knee worse than the United States of America creating the largest spying network the world has ever seen-one that the Stasi would’ve killed for-and using it on innocent Americans?

Is a person kneeling more offensive than the TSA groping babies, cancer patients, the elderly, and the disabled, despite never stopping a terror attack? Is a knee more offensive to freedom than the United States creating, maintaining, and financing the largest prison population the world has ever seen through the enforcement of victimless crimes?

Is a rich football player kneeling really that much more offensive than the Commander in Chief making one of the largest weapons deals in the history of the US with the largest state sponsor of terror in the world, Saudi Arabia? Is a knee more offensive than calling Saudi Arabia our ally after they were exposed for financing the horrific attacks on 9/11?

Where is the outrage? Call me a traitor, call me unpatriotic, call me whatever you want, tell me to move to Somalia and eat shit and die, because-freedom baby. However, I’ll always stand against tyranny, even if that means pissing people off for telling the truth. In an empire of lies, telling the truth is a revolutionary and often hated act.

If we can agree on one thing in this sea of vitriol and disagreement, let us remember that this country was born through protest. Slavery ended because of protest. The Declaration of Independence was a protest. It was not order-following and blind compliance that created America-it was disobedience.

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