CNN’s Powers Compares Melania Trump to Marie Antoinette, Teenager

Anderson Cooper 360

06/21/18

08:23 PM

 

ANDERSON COOPER: The First Lady today visited a child detention facility in McAllen, Texas, by all accounts, it went well. However, those headlines were eclipsed by this…the words on her jacket, “I really don’t care. Do U?” which we showed you at the top of the broadcast. She wore it going up the stairs on her way to Texas, then was wearing again when she landed. Now, keep in mind, it was 81 degrees today in Washington, and she’s wearing a full-length jacket. As we mentioned at the top, her spokesperson’s claim that she wasn’t sending a message was actually then contradicted late today when the President himself tweeted about it. Just remind you, here it is: “‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written on the back of Melania’s jacket refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are and she truly no longer cares!” CNN’s Dana Bash, on the other hand, truly does care about the story behind all this. She joins us now, along with CNN Political Analyst Kirsten Powers. So, Dana, first of all, you hear the President’s explanation which obviously contradicts the First Lady’s own spokeswoman. Let’s just stick through the other possible ways of interpreting this jacket, either tone-deaf or trolling directed not at the news media but rather somewhere else or a staff who either couldn’t or wouldn’t raise a red flag beforehand or perhaps a combination of all three.

DANA BASH: I think it’s a combination of all three is the more likely of those scenarios, and then there’s just what we don’t know, which is obviously a lot. What we do know, Anderson, as you very eloquently pointed out, that this was no question intended to send a message. And the irony of this is that the message was…had a code that has been so hard to crack that even the staff in the West Wing and I guess the East Wing, the First Lady’s staff, have had mixed messages about what the coded message on his, her jacket could be. I mean, it would actually be comical if it weren’t about the First Lady completely stepping on the message that was supposed to be the one of the day, her going down and being the only person at this senior level from the Trump Administration to see firsthand what is happening with some of the children. No, it wasn’t one of the most, you know, one of the tender-age facilities, but it certainly was and is one where there are children who are in need, illegal immigrants who were brought over, many of them came…most of them came over unaccompanied, but some of them, about a handful of them were separated from their parents.

COOPER: Yeah.

BASH: The one other point I want to make is that just by way of knowing that this was a big deal inside the West Wing among people the President and his staff, Melania Trump when she came back wearing that jacket again knowing on the plane full well that this was a big thing came back and walked to the President’s office, to the Oval Office, along the colonnade which by all accounts does not happen. She doesn’t go and visit the Oval Office when she got when she gets back. And Jeff Zeleny, our White House correspondent reports, that she, he heard from a source who saw her in the Oval Office right upon arrival with Kellyanne Conway and Mercedes Schlapp and she was still wearing the jacket having a discussion.

COOPER: Kirsten, I mean, it’s Crisis Management 101 to not distract from your core mission. I mean, if you’re on a journey of care, a visit to show you care, to wear a giant sign that says “I don’t care,” it’s…I do not…I literally thought it was a joke, I thought someone had, you know, put that up on Twitter and sort of you know doctored it or photoshopped it.

KIRSTEN POWERS: Right, but I think this is their core message that they don’t care, that she would go down there and do this it tells us everything that we need to know. I mean, she’s officially the Marie Antoinette of this Administration that should just say, let them eat cake. That is literally the message he is sending, that they just don’t care about what’s happening there. And again, it was…it was…I was in Washington this morning. Nobody’s wearing jackets, first of all. Second of all, this is a woman who spends a lot of time very carefully picking out what she’s going to wear. She’s very fashionable. This was not an accident. This was intentional. So I think, then the President tweets out, well, it was all about the fake news, which also just again shows that they don’t care if that’s what it was about because…I’m sorry, but it’s a much bigger deal what’s happening there on the border with people who really haven’t broken the law contrary to what we’re being told. They’re seeking asylum, that’s not illegal. There’s no reason to be locking them up without their children, this is not how it was handled in the past. So, I’m just going to take it at face value and just say Melania doesn’t care. I mean, I don’t think we need to overanalyze it.

BASH: Well…

COOPER: Dana, what’s interesting about this though is in the…her spokesperson’s initial statement in which is said, look, there was no message to it, the last line in the statement was something along the lines of…you know, I hope you don’t make this a story about what she’s wearing implying how stupid it would be for the media to be focused on what she’s wearing. But I mean, again, she’s wearing a giant sign that says “I don’t care, do U?” going on a mission that’s supposed to show how she cares, and then the President takes the time…the most important person on the planet, takes the time to craft some sort of a tweet coming up with some belabored explanation, that’s what he’s spent time doing today.

BASH: Right. Well, exactly and it’s the basic notion that her spokeswoman initially said, it’s just a jacket. There’s no message. And then her husband, the President sends a tweet which is, you know, just absolutely not believable in the least, saying that she was trying to say that to the, to the fake news media. I’m not so sure that if this is a Marie Antoinette moment, I think that you’re right, Kirsten, to sort of try to take it at face value and maybe we are overanalyzing it. But with Melania Trump, because she does use her wardrobe so often to send messages, not as blatant as this that were actually scrub…you know, written in paint on the back of a jacket, but things like the pussy bow after the “Access Hollywood” tape came out, or the big white hat or the white outfit around the Me Too Movement, she was sending a message, and she was wearing it in Washington with her back turned towards Washington. So, my sense is that she was trying to send a message to somebody in Washington and it backfired.

POWERS: But grow up. I mean, I’m sorry, how old is she? This is like high school stuff. We’re talking about…we were just listening earlier to children crying and sobbing for their parents…

BASH: You’re absolutely right.

POWERS: And she’s like a teenager literally, like this is something a teenager would do, although honestly, a teenager that was a child of a President would not do this typically. So, she needs to grow up if that’s what she’s doing and she needs to talk to her husband and work things out, because people are going to see this around the world. I mean, how does this feel to people who are watching this and, you know, seeing this and they’ve been separated from their children and this is what she thinks is the most important thing?

COOPER: I also think…I know, we’re going to…we’re going to stop this first. But I also think if you do the experiment of had a former, another first lady done this in the past, had Michelle Obama gone to a disaster or crisis wearing “I don’t care, do U, or Laura Bush, I mean, people’s head would explode, or Hillary Clinton, the idea that, you know, people are probably on the Republican side, the President’s supporters are going to, you know, bash the media for reporting on this even though the President devoted crucial time today that…to talk about this and make up an explanation. Dana, Kirsten, thanks.

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WATCH: Cops Ruthlessly Beat Innocent Teenager, Causing Traumatic Brain Injury, Then Let Him Go

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A teenager has filed a $3 million lawsuit alleging that Toronto’s Fare Inspectors and the Toronto Police used excessive force when they arrested him. At the center of the lawsuit is the disturbing video of his arrest and attack which left him severely injured, both psychologically and physically.

The teen is known in court papers as “John Doe” as he is still a minor.

An eyewitness said she saw the Fare Inspectors violently slam the teen into a bench and then again on the ground. The recorded video starts after Doe is already on the ground. For what appears to be an agonizing 8 minutes, the young man can be heard screaming in pain. As he appears to have done nothing wrong, he maintained his innocence and was unwilling to lay entirely still as police rammed their knees in his back and pummeled him.

Doe’s lawyers say he was simply arrested for being Black. He and his mother are seeking $3 million in damages from the Toronto Police Services Board, the Toronto Transit Commission, two unidentified police officers and three unidentified TTC fare inspectors. They claim Doe was a victim of racial profiling, assault, unlawful detention and negligence among other allegations. Together with their lawyers, they filed a complaint with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which acknowledged receipt of the following complaints:

  1. the respondent Transit Fare Inspector failed to treat customers equally without discrimination
  2. the respondent Transit Fare Inspector assaulted a TTC customer
  3. the respondent Transit Fare Inspector was otherwise uncivil to a member of the public
  4. the respondent Transit Fare Inspector acted in a disorderly manner or in a manner prejudicial to discipline or likely to bring discredit upon the reputation of the TTC
  5. the respondent Transit Fare Inspector used unauthorized force on a TTC customer

The Fare Inspector who initiated contact with Doe has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigation takes place.

The teen and his mother claim the attack was unprovoked. Hugh Scher, one of the attorney’s advocating for the family said, He was suddenly and without warning attacked and thrown to the ground by TTC fare inspectors despite crying for help, held there, not told what was happening.”

Scher said the TTC Fare Inspectors, “held his right arm behind his back, and kneeled, sat and held on his back and his legs,” which resulted in severe injuries. Scher said Doe “noticeably suffered a head injury,” but was not offered any medical assistance.

At no time did any of the defendants take steps to advise medical personnel of the nature of the force (use)…or of the injuries he sustained,” Scher said.

According to the Toronto Star, the teen’s list of injuries are extensive and quite severe:

“The list of physical damages include traumatic brain injury, injuries to his head, neck and shoulders. The half-hour ordeal of pain and public humiliation also left the teen suffering from anxiety and depression, nightmares and flashbacks, blurred vision and debilitating headaches.”

Despite being taken into custody by no less than seven TTC Fare Inspectors and Police officers, the teen was not charged with any TTC infraction or crime. His lawyers contend his fare had indeed been paid and that he was targeted because of his ethnicity.

In the video, bystanders can be seen and heard pleading with the TTC authorities to simply place the teen in handcuffs and end his torture. Several bystanders began cursing at the TTC Fare Inspectors for their treatment of the teen.

David Shellnut, Doe’s other lawyer, said that he believes the effect of the incident on bystanders was traumatic. “Citizens of Toronto and TTC passengers were so distraught with what they saw, they wanted to ensure this young man was home safe,” he said.

In fact, several of the witnesses accompanied the young man all the way home once he was released by TTC Inspectors and the Toronto Police.

Watch video footage of the incident below:

 



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A 44 Year Old Teenager Shares His Anti-Aging Health Tips



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Roger Haeske is a health and fitness coach, and after going through some difficult times in his life with his mental and physical health, he ended up finding his very own fountain of youth. It’s basically just positive vibes, which is huge if you’re aware of the emerging science behind the mind-body connection, a diet predominately full of raw fruits and vegetables, and a good amount of physical exercise.

Obviously, there are a lot of people that disagree with this, and when it comes to our health it’s not always one size fits all.

As you can see from the video below, Roger is clearly in tip top shape and really looks healthy and youthful for his age. So, when it comes to his first secret, a vegetarian diet full of predominately raw fruits and vegetables, it makes sense. Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a Harvard Medical School professor and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter emphasizes,

Basically, when you take a look at caloric restriction studies, many of them show a prolonged lifespan as well as an increased ability to fight chronic disease.

“Calorie restriction (CR) extends life span and retards age-related chronic diseases in a variety of species, including rats, mice, fish, flies, worms, and yeast. The mechanism or mechanisms through which this occurs are unclear.”

The quote above is from a review of literature that is more than 10 years old. The work presented here is now showing some of these mechanisms that were previously unclear.

This brings me into another important point, the power fasting, which, like caloric restriction, turns out to have a tremendous amount of health benefits, and basically has the ability to regenerate your entire immune system. The science behind fasting is truly incredible, and based on my research and experience, it’s definitely a life changer for those who incorporate it into their lifestyle, but, it requires a lot of research.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of fasting, please refer to the links below.


Doctor Explains What Happens To The Human Body When It Goes Into Ketosis

Autophagy, Fasting & Exercise – Scientists Reveal Multiple Ways You Can Slow Down The Process of Aging

Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

The Complete Guide To Fasting – Reversing Type 2 Diabetes – A Special Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

Why Researchers Are Seeking FDA Approval For Fasting & Caloric Restriction For Cancer Treatment

Scientists Discover That Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration & Fights Cancer

Study Shows What A Ketogenic Diet Did To Mice With Systemic Metastatic Cancer

The Biggest Misconception About The Ketogenic Diet – You Don’t Actually Have To Follow It

New Study Shows Intermittent Fasting May Be A Powerful Tool To Increasing Longevity

Study Shows How Fasting For 3 Days Can Regenerate Your Entire Immune System

What Fasting Can Do For People With Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer & Alzheimer’s Disease


When it comes to the mind-body connection, the research and proof is abundant, there is enough to warrant the use of these practices inside of hospitals, without a doubt. Why do I say this? Because as far back as 1999, statistics professor Jessica Utts at UC Irvine, published a paper showing that parapsychological experiments have produced much stronger results than those showing a daily dose of aspirin helps to prevent heart attacks. Utts also showed that these results are much stronger than the research behind various drugs like antiplatelets.

The interaction of our thoughts with the physical material world is of huge interest today, garnering increasing attention by academics around the world. Despite a wealth of scientific data showing that one can influence the other, and even more evidence proving that certain emotional states can lead to chronic illness, many who work in mainstream medicine remain entirely ignorant of these concepts.

Perhaps this is why more and more people are gravitating towards alternative forms of medicine. As Garth Cook from Scientific American points out:

“A growing body of scientific research suggests that our mind can play an important role in healing our body — or in staying healthy in the first place. . . There are now several lines of research suggesting that our mental perception of the world constantly informs and guides our immune system in a way that makes us better able to respond to future threats. That was a sort of ‘aha’ moment for me — where the idea of an entwined mind and body suddenly made more scientific sense than an ephemeral consciousness that’s somehow separated from our physical selves.”

You can check out the articles below for more information on the mind-body connection.


This is How Powerful The Mind-Body Connection Really Is 

The Astonishing Link Between Quantum Physics & The Human Mind

Distinguished Scientists Gather To Emphasize: Matter Is NOT The Only Reality

Study Outlines What Prayer, Meditation & Yoga Can Do To The Human Body


I think it’s important to share the information and articles linked above because at the end of the day, it’s really time to question what we are doing on our planet, and have been doing for a long time. It’s hard to propose new ways of doing things to a human race that’s been doing something for so long, but it’s a step that’s always been taken throughout human history. We go through drastic changes and major global paradigm shifts, and one seems to be happening right now with regards to meat eating, from a compassionate, health, and environmental standpoint.

I’m going to link a couple more articles you might be interested before you get to the video.


A Native American Perspective on Veganism

Human Consciousness Collapses The Quantum Wave Function In A Groundbreaking Study


 


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Parkland Teenager Kyle Kashuv Corrects Piers Morgan’s Anti-Gun Claims

According to an article by reporter Samantha Chang for Bizpac Review, Piers Morgan and Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv dug into “an epic Twitter battle which underscored how little Morgan knows about the U.S. Constitution.”

The clash began when Morgan slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan regarding his reaction to a rash of stabbings in the city that has propelled its murder rate to a 13-year high.

“Very disturbing,” the television personality posted. “This is happening on YOUR watch, Mr Mayor — what are you going to do about it?”

Kashuv joined the discussion by tweeting:

But Piers, gun control totally worked and made everyone safer! (It didn’t because criminals bought knives.)

I have the answer… #BanAssaultKnives they’re weapons of war.

Morgan responded by taking the discourse in a different direction. “Kyle, why did America ban automatic weapons if it’s only about the people not the guns?”

“Machine guns are banned because we are allowed to balance the risks of members of the general public having access to rare weapons with extreme capacity to do damage,” the student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stated.

“But the AR-15 doesn’t fall into that category because … it is owned by tens of [thousands of people],” Kashuv continued.

“So just to clarify,” the liberal activist tweeted, “you don’t think the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that was used to shoot 34 of your fellow Parkland students & staffers — killing 17 — in just 6 minutes, had ‘extreme capacity to do damage?’”

Kashuv quickly took Morgan to task over his harsh accusation.

“First, it’s God awful for you to paint me like that,” the 16-year-old student noted. “Don’t pin me with an awful notion that infers that me supporting my constitutional rights makes me okay with that type of murder.”

Second, “[W}hat made it legal to partially ban” the AR-15 “was that it is uncommon and can do unusual damage,” he continued.

Kashuv added in a following tweet:

Your argument is flawed in various other ways: 1) it isn’t a full ban. 2) Handguns, per the DOJ [Department of Justice], are the weapons of choice for mass murders and the AR-15 didn’t do any damage at Virginia Tech [during the shooting on April 16, 2007], pistols did. …

Unless you’re now going for a blanket gun ban, which many on the left especially my classmates say they don’t want, your argument is moot.

Morgan did his best to again change the subject by tweeting: “2A was about arming people as part of a well-regulated militia — not as a bunch of unregulated Rambos.”

The student fired back: “So you don’t bother to read federalist papers? Not your thing?”

Once again, the British activist tried to move in another direction: “Have you studied the history of 2A? Try reading up on it. It was never intended to mean an individual’s right to bear arms — outside of a ‘well-regulated militia.’”

“That’s completely and totally not true,” Kashuv replied. “You should try and read Federalist 46. Also, see SCOTUS ruling[s] in Caetano and Heller.”

In her online article, Chang noted: “In the landmark 2008 Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller, SCOTUS ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms unrelated to whether they serve in the military.”

“And in the 2016 federal lawsuit Caetano v. Massachusetts, the U.S. Supreme Court again unanimously held that the plaintiff, an individual, had the right to carry firearms in self-defense,” she continued.

Chang added: “Supporting the Second Amendment does not mean you like guns; it means you support the United States Constitution. You know, that dried-up old parchment paper that the greatest country on Earth is founded upon.”

As NewsBusters previously reported, the British activist used most of his tenure as the host of the eponymous weeknight Piers Morgan Live program on the Cable News Network from 2011 to 2014 to call for stricter gun control in America, even demanding such measures during his final program on March 28, 2014.

And CNN continues to promote far-left policies on guns, even going so far as to cancel an appearance by Kyle Kashuv just hours before he was scheduled to be interviewed, while promoting the views of gun-control advocates from the same school.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/randy-hall/2018/04/04/pro-second-amendment-teenager-corrects-piers-morgans-anti-gun-claims

Bozell & Graham Column: Exploiting Teenager Rage

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida shows how quickly our media elites move horrors from tragedy to political opportunity. They amplified the loudest voices of the shooting aftermath, teenage survivors who demanded gun-control “solutions” like banning all semi-automatic “assault weapons.” These teenagers might accomplish in one week what the anti-Second Amendment crowd, led by these same media elites, has failed to do for decades.

Survivors of failed abortions (like Gianna Jessen or Melissa Ohden) have never held their attention for five seconds. That conflicts with the narrative.

Liberal journalists have openly discussed how these teenaged advocates could be a crucial factor in defeating the gun-rights lobby. They could become the key to the kind of turnout necessary to putting the Democrats in the majority in Congress. So they gave them every opportunity to push for liberal victory, without any need to be civil.

David Hogg, the most prominent student survivor, went on CNN and proclaimed politicians shouldn’t take money from the NRA because they were “child murderers.” CNN morning anchor Alisyn Camerota didn’t correct him — or condemn his statement, given he’d just stained the reputations of millions of NRA members by labeling them killers. She said nothing. She was satisfied — pleased, in fact. CNN.com happily posted video with the headline “Shooting survivor calls NRA ‘child murderers.’”

CNN’s motto is “Facts First.”

CNN hosted a “town hall” full of leftist rage against anyone who believes in Second Amendment rights. Their agenda was obvious from the program’s title: “Stand Up: Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action.” They used the hashtag #StudentsStandUp to promote it.  Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch were verbally slashed by the students without mercy.

Survivor Cameron Kasky stood a few feet from Rubio, and smeared him on national television: “It’s hard to look at you and not look down the barrel on an AR-15 and not look at Nikolas Cruz, but the point is: You’re here and there are some people who are not.” Kasky also said he wished he could question “the NRA lady” (Dana Loesch), since “I would ask her how she can look in the mirror, because she has children, but maybe she avoids those.”

In the next hour, when Loesch was on, people in the audience shouted “murderer,” and “burn her,” and student survivor Emma Gonzalez lectured her that she would be a better mother: “Dana Loesch, I want you to know that we will support your two children in the way that you will not.”

Moderator Jake Tapper allowed the audience to be as immoderate as it wanted.  He tweeted afterward: “People freestyled a bit” — a bit? — “and I wasn’t inclined to reprimand a school shooting survivor or parent who lost a child for expressing him or herself in a question — even if aggressively.”

But this is the most amazing part. In the aftermath, no one in television “news” replayed the students’ rudeness as a storyline worthy of condemnation, even comment. It matched their own political agenda and emotional temperature. When Rep. Joe Wilson yelled “You lie” at President Obama in 2009, these networks all angrily replayed it ad infinitum as a national disgrace.  They called it “infamous.” CNN’s headline on the video called it “the heckling heard ‘round the world.”

Even Justice Alito shaking his head silently at the 2010 State of the Union was projected as inappropriate.

Remember these student hecklers when CNN and their colleagues decry how Donald Trump has single-handedly ruined civil discourse. Trump mocking CNN as “fake news” caused far more media outrage than Hogg calling the NRA “child murderers.” 

It will happen again and again. They are hell-bent on ridding this country of the Second Amendment, one tragedy at a time.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2018/02/27/bozell-graham-column-exploiting-teenager-rage

Healthy Teenager Dies Suddenly After Mixing McDonald’s and Energy Drink

A healthy 16-year-old boy with no pre-existing heart conditions died after drinking a large Mountain Dew, a McDonald’s latte and an energy drink in the space of two hours.

Davis Cripe, from South Carolina, died when his heart fell out of rhythm at Spring Hill High School on April 26,2017

Coroner Gary Watts confirmed that he was healthy at the time of his death and it was caused by drinking too much caffeine in the two hours before.

Davis’ dad Sean Cripe said to WLTX:

Davis was a great kid, and being his parent was a great honor to Heidi [his mother] and me.

I stand before you as a brokenhearted father and hope that something good can come from this.

Parents, please, talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks.

And teenagers and students, please stop buying them. There’s no reason to consume them they can be very dangerous.

Coroner Watts said:

This is what’s dangerous about this – you can have five people line up and all of them do the exact same thing with him that day, drink more, and it may not have any type of effect on them at all.

It’s not something that just because you drink one drink or three drinks is necessarily going to have this effect on.

The daily recommended caffeine limit for a healthy adult is 400mg per day which amounts to around four cups of coffee or 10 cans of fizzy soda, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Assuming that Davis drank a large latte and energy drink in addition to the large Mountain Dew, he would have ingested about 434mg of caffeine, which is scarily only 34mg more than the recommended limit.

Take care with caffeine, it is a very addictive drug that has been normalized in society.

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WATCH: Texas Police Officer Gave a Teenager 200 Push-Ups Instead Of Jail Time For Smoking Pot


A police officer in Arlington, Texas caught a teen smoking weed outside of a movie theatre and instead of arresting him he offered the young man some exercise – okay, a lot of exercises.

The officer, Eric Ballwas, was off-duty at the time when he caught a whiff of something funky. What he discovered was a young man enjoying a joint while his mom was still in the theatre. Instead of arresting him, the officer offered the teen the option of doing 200 push-ups.

“See,” The woman shooting the video can be heard saying, “while we think the police are so bad, they’re not all bad.”

When posted to Reddit the video spawned the sort of hilarity that might be expected. But some Redditors also wondered whether the punishment was too harsh. While others suggested that the officer himself might get in trouble if the video went viral.

The statements given by the police department to local news suggests that Ballwas’ decision to swap punishments was well received by his superiors. CBS News reported that Lt. Christopher Cook said the officer got the inspiration for the punishment from his football coaches who also used to make him do push-ups while the boy’s mother hugged and thanked the officer for going easy her son.

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UK: Teenager slashed 7-year-old girl’s throat in playing field ‘to prove she was not a robot’

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A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been given a life sentence and ordered to be detained for a minimum of five years by a judge who said it was a ‘truly exceptional case’.

Katie Rough died after she was smothered by the 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named and was 15 at the time, and then slashed with a Stanley knife in a park in York, in January.

The defendant, who admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility at a previous hearing, appeared by video-link at Leeds Crown Court as Katie’s family looked on from the jury box.

The teenager sat with her head down, clutching a soft toy, throughout the hearing.

She was flanked on screen by a court usher and a youth team leader who confirmed the girl’s name when she was asked to identify herself by the judge, Mr Justice Soole.

The judge told her: ‘The gravity of the offence of killing a small child speaks for itself.’

He said: ‘The level of danger to the public is high.

‘In the circumstances of your continuing silence, the critical question is whether there is any reliable estimate as to how long that danger will continue.’

Katie was found with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a field in the Woodthorpe area of York on January 9 and did not respond to frantic attempts to revive her.

But a judge heard earlier this year that she actually died from being smothered by her teenager attacker.

At that earlier hearing, the court heard that the teenager was found standing in a cul-de-sac in a York suburb, covered in blood and carrying a blood-stained Stanley knife as she rang 999 to tell police what she had done.

The judge was told she may have been trying to prove Katie was not a robot as she had ‘irrational beliefs’.

He heard that the girl began suffering from mental health problems more than a year before the killing.

Prosecutors said she had reported delusional thoughts as well as depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

They said the girl had talked of being convinced that people ‘weren’t human and were robots’.

The previous hearing was told that the girl became distressed when one doctor asked her later ‘whether she killed Katie to test whether she was a robot’.

Nicholas Johnson QC, defending, told the last hearing it may be that his client was ‘driven by the irrational belief (Katie) may not have been human and needed proof of this’.

He said the teenager had thoughts that people around her ‘may not be human and may be controlled by a higher and hostile force’.

The barrister said his client had posted a picture on social media two days before the killing with a concerning message.

He said: ‘She was clearly crying out for help and support.’

The girl denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility at the hearing in July.

This plea was accepted by the prosecution.

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[WATCH] Officers Suspended After Confrontation With Bridgeport Teenager Caught on Camera


BRIDGEPORT – A video going viral on social media shows a confrontation between police and a Bridgeport teenager, and the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

Investigators say the encounter shows authorities trying to subdue 18-year-old Aaron Kearney, “after he became agitated and was physically threatening to a female officer.”

Police say Kearney himself called police following a minor car accident and became upset after learning his license had been suspended. A family spokesman says Kearney is a college student who comes from a long line of police officers and many people are outraged by the way he was treated.

Officials say Kearney was charged with breach of peace and assault on a police officer. 
 
In a statement following the incident, Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez says, “When it comes to my attention that there are legitimate questions surrounding an officer’s use of force, I place that officer on administrative status. This status removes the officer from contact with the public while the case is investigated. I have taken this step with the officers involved in the incident Friday night following a motor vehicle accident on Seaview Avenue, some of which was filmed on video and posted to social media.”

The statement continues, “In the event that an officer is found to have knowingly and willfully violated policy by using excessive force in the performance of their duties, I will make every effort to see that officer separated from their employment with the Bridgeport Police Department and where applicable arrested and charged with a crime. As the Chief of Police, I have a zero-tolerance policy for abusing the citizens who we are tasked and sworn to protect and serve.”

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A Teenager Sued SDPD, and Was Documented as a Gang Member Soon After


This past March, Jamie Wilson received a letter from the San Diego Police Department, notifying her that her 17-year-old son had been added to CalGang, the state’s gang database. It didn’t give reasons — Wilson would have to appeal the decision to find out why he’d been added — but the timing seemed suspect. Only a few weeks earlier, on Feb. 14, the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties had filed a lawsuit on behalf of Wilson and her son, challenging when San Diego police can collect DNA from minors.

“I feel like they are punishing my son for filing this lawsuit,” Wilson said.

The lawsuit stems from a March 30, 2016, incident involving Wilson’s son, a minor referred to as “P.D.” in court documents, and four friends who were leaving the Memorial Park rec center after a basketball game. According to court records, detectives with the Police Department’s gang unit stopped the teens because the day was considered a gang holiday and some of the boys were wearing blue (P.D. was wearing red and blue). The boys, all of whom are black, were detained, handcuffed, questioned and patted down. In a duffel bag P.D. had been carrying, officers found an unloaded gun. According to court records, the gun was registered to one of the boys’ fathers.

The teens were photographed and told to sign a form to allow officers to collect a DNA sample via a cheek swab. P.D. was arrested, taken in for questioning and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. In a video of the interrogation, conducted prior to police notifying Wilson that they’d arrested her son, two detectives tell P.D. he’s an “underperforming person” who came from a “broken home” and attended a school for kids “who fuck up.” He was then taken to juvenile hall where he spent eight days before being placed on house arrest.

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