‘Teen prostitutes back on streets because police won’t give back bus’, charity tells RT (VIDEO)

On Thursday, the bus belonging to Reading homelessness charity The Ark Project, was seized by Thames Valley Police and impounded amid claims that it was being driven with the incorrect license type. The bus had run into trouble the night before, when police threatened to tow the vehicle as it was considered an ‘obstruction’, parked across from the castle.

Thames Valley Police Inspector Gavin Biggs, the Roads Policing officer, was involved in the seizure of the bus. He confirmed that ‘Lenny’ the charity bus had been impounded on Thursday. “A commercial vehicle was seized from Windsor Town centre…It was being driven otherwise in accordance with a licence, a man was reported for the offence and the vehicle was removed”.

On Friday, the charity hoped the bus would be returned to them after the royal wedding. Now, Ark Project CEO Michael Longsmith, said that police are refusing to release the bus until an expert can assess the vehicle. Longsmith said that, despite the charity working closely with police in the past with no issue, officials now need to assess what type of vehicle it is.

“Lenny is the bus is being kept in the compound until police can get an expert out to determine if it’s a bus or a motorhome,” he said. “We’re saying its a motorhome, and they’re saying its a public service vehicle with 64 seats on it. It has 8 seats and 10 beds.”

Longsmith told RT that he has the correct license to drive a motorhome up to ‘Lenny’s’ size and weight. He added that the charity had a bus driver with other bus licensing so they could avoid having the bus impounded, but police refused.

“There is no time-frame, it could be weeks or months before we get the bus back,” he said. “The charity is basically shut down. Why do they need to come down with the full force of the law for a charity trying to do good?”

Longsmith said the on-flow effect has seen their regular clientele pushed out on to the streets of Reading with nowhere to go.

“There are 17-year-old prostitutes, young girls in Reading that the police were doing nothing about. We were doing something about that. We were housing them – now they’re back on the streets,” Longsmith said.

The Ark Project has been raising money to bail out their bus when they can, but have not been told what Lenny’s imprisonment will cost. “We’re back in Reading now, trying to raise money – we don’t know [how much it will cost], they’re charging storage, release fees… no one has communicated with us.”

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05-17-18 — Dr. Phranq Tamburri, NMD = Trump Report – Paul Rosenberg (MP3s & VIDEO LOADED)

Guests
Paul Rosenberg

Topics
FreemansPerspective.Com
, Bitcoin
, Cryptohippie

Hour 3 – Paul Rosenberg (Freeman’s Perspective) on investing in Bitcoin and other crypto, Cryptocurrencies and their future, etc…


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Hour 3




Paul Rosenberg


Freeman’s Perspective


Webpages:


http://www.freemansperspective.com/


https://secure.cryptohippie.com/


Paul Rosenberg knows a lot about a lot of things. A lifestyle capitalist with a broad range of interests and experiences under his belt, current passions include philosophy, theology, history, psychology, and physics. This diverse interest base is reflected in his extensive repertoire of published titles, including A Lodging of Wayfaring MenThe Words of the Founders, and Production Versus Plunder, not to mention 55 engineering and construction books.


Prior to this, his highly successful engineering career saw him called as an expert witness in numerous legal cases and recruited as a consultant to a number of high profile organizations, such as NASA and the US military. He developed and taught 19 continuing education courses for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. He also co-founded the Fiber Optic Association and wrote the first ever standard for the installation of fiber optic cables.


Paul Rosenberg has been featured on or at:


Project To Restore America


LewRockwell.com


Casey Research


Zero Hedge


RT


QWealth


The Daily Paul


Early to Rise


Story Leak


Expat World


International Man


Strike-The-Root.com


The Burning Platform


Global Wealth Protection


Freedom Fest


Libertopia


Freedom’s Phoenix



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Paul’s previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:


https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Guest-Page.htm?No=00913


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Paul’s recent articles…


So, You Wanna Get Involved with Crypto… Here’s What You Need to Know


· May 16th, 2018


InvolvedCrypto After several quiet months, I’m hearing of more and more people who want to get involved with cryptocurrencies, and not just buying and selling. I’m hearing about people who want to start crypto-related businesses, even things like crypto-themed bars. These people need some orientation and most long-time crypto advocates are simply too overwhelmed to help much. So, if you’re thinking of getting involved with cryptocurrencies, I’d like to give you …



Justice Condemned: The Ross Ulbricht Case


· May 15th, 2018


RUJustice I’ve been in and around the US justice system for most of my life. I’ve always had relatives and friends who were lawyers, and I worked as an expert witness for more than 30 years. And however much I may disregard the state as an institution, I hold great regard for the common law, upon which the US justice system was based. So, when I tell you that Ross Ulbricht’s …



The Status Quo Is Deathly Boring


· May 8th, 2018


QuoBoring Most young people know nothing but the world as it is. Their teachers assure them that this is the best form of human organization, all authority agrees, and their parents toe the party line. The system is geared to keep them shuffling forward quietly unto death. What a waste. What a crime. What a bore. “Live dangerously and you live right.” This line comes from the great author Johann Wolfgang …



4 Truths About the 1%


· May 1st, 2018


4Truths I don’t particularly like the phrase, “the one percent.” It reeks of envy and thus of socialism. But at the same time, the wealthiest people in the West really have become much wealthier in the past decade or two, while working people have, perhaps, stayed even. That’s a legitimate issue, regardless of the unfortunate terminology. The roots of this go back to the changes of the 1980s, when the financialization …



Who to Blame for Your Debt


· Apr 24th, 2018


blame


I hope that none of my regular readers are burdened with much debt, but I know that many people are. Sometimes shockingly so. And so I’d like to explain who’s really to blame for these situations, because they are more complex than they may at first appear.



The Blessings of Panarchy


· Apr 17th, 2018


Panarchy Whatever complaints we may have about the US Constitution, it’s hard not to appreciate this phrase in its preamble: [to] secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity… The problem of course is that the word “liberty” has been so abused that it no longer has a clear meaning. It’s used as a “hooray for us” term and not a great deal more.



As the War Machine Threatens


· Apr 11th, 2018


WarMachine War drums are beating again, and fairly seriously, it seems. And so I’d like to make a few points before things get out of hand. Because once the bodies start piling up, instincts will be overloaded, and reason will be difficult. So, here are a few things to think about ahead of time: #1: War is failure. And if we get a war now based upon an uncertain attack leaving …



The Dissipation of Moral Energies


· Apr 10th, 2018


MoralEnergies Roughly 98% of us have a deep-rooted connection to morality. Even confirmed criminals routinely say things like, “That ain’t right,” which is purely a moral judgment. However well or poorly we use it, nearly all of us hold morality as a central reference. And this is true across nearly the whole sweep of life. Take a hard look into any workplace and you’ll find that nearly every interaction is tied …



Free-market Parasites


· Apr 5th, 2018


Free-market The crypto economy can’t get here fast enough. In addition to writing, I manage businesses. And as I review the financial records of these businesses every year, I see corporate parasitism biting them worse and worse. But if pushed, the bosses of these outfits would claim free market justification. After all, they didn’t hold a gun to anyone’s head! But they do hold the proverbial gun. More precisely, they arrange …


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06-16-18 — John Brakey – Alex Newman – Dr Judy Mikovits — (VIDEO & MP3s LOADED)

Guests
Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD

Topics
Vaccines

Hour 3 – Dr Judy Mikovits (PhD Molecular Biology) on her recent presentation at the AZ Legislature about the medical benefits of allowing cannabis for autism treatment; CDC using taxpayer money for left-wing causes; flu vaccine claims; big pharma controls most university medical research funding


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Hour 3




Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD


To contact Judy: marcinc0224@gmail.com


Webpage: http://www.marcinc.org/


Judy testified on a lawsuit for Racketeering and conspiracy against the CA legislators who passed the SB277 mandating toxins be inoculated in their children under the guise of vaccination and she will re-cap her testimony…


Lawsuit: 


First-Amended-RICO-Complaint–img20160817_09071194.pdf


 


Other references and webpages:


http://www.plaguethebook.com/


http://vaxtruth.org/


http://www.truthrx.org/


Judy’s previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:


 https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Guest-Page.htm?No=01359


Judy A. Mikovits, PhD has spent her life training to be a research scientist to honor her grandfather who died of cancer when she was a teenager. Dr. Mikovits earned her BA from University of Virginia and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from George Washington University. In her 35-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has studied immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, virology and drug development. In just over twenty years she rose from an entry-level lab technician to become director of the lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute before leaving to direct the Cancer Biology program at EpiGenX Pharmaceuticals in Santa Barbara, California where she had met and married David Nolde in 2000. There in 2006, she became attracted to the plight of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism. In only five years she developed the first neuroimmune institute from a concept to a reality and is primarily responsible for demonstrating the relationship between immune based inflammation and these diseases. She has published over 50 scientific papers.


Dr. Judy A. Mikovits recently founded MAR Consulting Inc. with her collaborator Dr. Frank Ruscetti. 


 


She can be contacted at:


MAR Consulting Inc.


300 Carlsbad Village Drive


Suite 108A  Box 132 


Carlsbad, CA  92008or


 


MAR Consulting Inc. website:


http://www.marcinc.org/



Mission statement


MAR Consulting Inc., led by Drs. Frank Ruscetti and Judy A. Mikovits, seeks to understand complex and innovative biological issues to yield unbiased integrated, cutting-edge information for  patients and physicians impacted by some of the most challenging chronic diseases. Utilizing their combined 75 years experience in tumor biology, immunobiology of retroviral-associated inflammatory diseases, cancer, stem cell biology, hematopoiesis, and drug development, MAR focuses on research projects, consulting (to patients doctors, academia, and industry) and lecturing without the restrictive authority of vested interest groups, following Thomas Jefferson’s dictum: “Here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate error so long as freedom is left free to combat it.”


Webpage: http://www.plaguethebook.com/


http://nebula.wsimg.com/f21f2e6991e9f6cca59d99a18a6743f0?AccessKeyId=9A4B018BAAEAE6B8C001&disposition=0&alloworigin=1About Plague


On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children.


When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, “Oh my God!” The resulting investigation would be like no other in science.


For Dr. Mikovits, a twenty-year veteran of the National Cancer Institute, this was the midpoint of a five-year journey that would start with the founding of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease at the University of Nevada, Reno, and end with her as a witness for ?the federal government against her former employer, Harvey Whittemore, for Illegal campaign contributions to U. S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.


On this journey Dr. Mikovits would face the scientific prejudices against CFS, wander into the minefield that is autism, and through it all struggle to maintain her faith in God and the profession to which she had dedicated her life. This is a story for anybody interested in the peril and promise of science at the very highest levels in our country.


Plague The Book: Teaser Trailer:



To order your copy of Plague: One Scientist’s intrepid Search For the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases    Click on any of the links –  Amazon.com    Barnes & Noble.com   IndieBound


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TOPICS DISCUSSED…


1. Dr Judy’s recent presentation at the AZ Legislature about the medical benefits of allowing cannabis for autism treatment


2.https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-13-corrupt-cdc-diverted-3-million-in-taxpayer-money-to-radical-left-wing-causes-having-nothing-to-do-with-science.html


 


3.http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/05/15/last-years-flu-vaccine-was-a-total-bust-yet-the-cdc-claims-it-was-a-grand-success-heres-the-truth-of-what-happened/


 


4. https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/240107-2018-05-15-big-pharma-now-owns-and-controls-nearly-all-university-medical.htm

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05-15-18 — Jeff Hewitt – Freedom’s Phoenix Headline News (MP3’s & VIDEO’S LOADED)

Guests
Ernest Hancock

Topics
Freeedom’s Phoenix Headline News

Hour 1&2 – Freedom’s Phoenix Headline News


Hour 3 – Jeff Hewitt, Candidate for Riverside County Supervisor 5th District (California) comes on the show to talk about his campaign and the issues



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May 15th, 2018


Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock


on LRN.FM / Monday – Friday


9 a.m. – Noon (EST)


Studio Line: 602-264-2800 


 






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Ernest talks about the ‘Just War Doctrine’…


White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


“Faith based initiatives” redirects here. For other uses, see Faith Based Initiative (disambiguation).



Former White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives building on Jackson Place in Washington, D.C.


The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships,[1] formerly the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) is an office within the White House Office that is part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.



Contents


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1Under George W. Bush


1.1Establishment clause issues


2Under Barack Obama


3Under Donald Trump


4Controversies


5See also


6References


7Books


8External links



Under George W. Bush[edit]


OFBCI was established by President George W. Bush through an executive order[2] on January 29, 2001, representing one of the key domestic policies of Bush’s campaign promise of “compassionate conservatism.” The initiative sought to strengthen faith-based and community organizations and expand their capacity to provide federally funded social services, with the idea having been that these groups were well-situated to meet the needs of local individuals. As Texas governor, Bush had used the “Charitable Choice” provisions of the 1996 welfare reform(which allowed “faith-based” entities to compete for government contracts to deliver social services) to support the work of faith-based groups in Texas. Critical in social services (e.g., community services with health care financing) is the overall effort and effect of combined budgets and finance in these areas representing established religions in the US.


The office was briefly led by Don Willett, an aide from Bush’s tenure as governor of Texas who was later appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. The first person named as director of the OFBCI was John DiIulio, a University of Pennsylvania political science professor. DiIulio later left the office and became a critic of the Bush administration.


Critics of the OFBCI, including Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union, assert that it violated the Establishment Clause by using tax money to fund religion. They also argued that faith-based initiatives were used as part of electoral strategies to yield more votes for Bush and the GOP.


For fiscal year 2005, more than $2.2 billion in competitive social service grants were awarded to faith-based organizations. Between fiscal years 2003 and 2005, the total dollar amount of all grants awarded to FBOs increased by 21 percent (GAO 2006:43[3]). The majority of these grants were distributed through state agencies to local organizations in the form of formula grants (GAO 2006:17[3]).


Establishment clause issues[edit]


Faith-based organizations are eligible to participate in federally administered social service programs to the same degree as any other group, although certain restrictions on FBOs that accept government funding have been created by the White House to avoid violations of the Establishment Clause.


They may not use direct government funds to support inherently religious activities such as prayer, worship, religious instruction, or proselytization.


Any inherently religious activities that the organizations may offer must be offered separately in time or location from services that receive federal assistance.


FBOs cannot discriminate on the basis of religion when providing services (GAO 2006:13[3]).


Under Barack Obama[edit]



President Barack Obama greets and thanks members of the President’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships during a drop by in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 9, 2010.


President Barack Obama renamed the office[4] and appointed Joshua DuBois as its head. He also established an advisory council for the office. The Advisory Council is composed of religious and secular leaders and scholars from different backgrounds. Each member of the Council is appointed to a one-year term. The members of the Council[5] include:


Diane Baillargeon, President & CEO, Seedco, New York, NY


Anju Bhargava, Founder, Asian Indian Women in America, New Jersey


Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, CA


Noel Castellanos, CEO, Christian Community Development Association, Chicago, IL


The Rev. Peg Chemberlin, President-Elect, National Council of Churches USA, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Arturo Chavez, President & CEO, Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio, TX


Fred Davie, Senior Adviser, Public/Private Ventures, New York, NY


Nathan Diament, Director of Public Policy, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Washington, DC


Pastor Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland, a Church Distributed, Longwood, FL


Harry Knox, Director, Religion and Faith Program, Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC


Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Presiding Bishop, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Knoxville, TN


Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Washington, DC


Rev. Otis Moss Jr., Pastor emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH


Dr. Frank S. Page, President emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention, Taylors, SC


Eboo S. Patel, Founder & Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago, IL


Anthony Picarello, General Counsel, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC


Nancy Ratzan, National President, National Council of Jewish Women, Miami, FL


Melissa Rogers, Director, Wake Forest University School of Divinity Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Winston-Salem, NC


Rabbi David N. Saperstein, Director & Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington, DC


Dr. William J. Shaw, President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Philadelphia, PA


Elder Steven E. SnowThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT[6]


Father Larry J. Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, VA


Richard Stearns, President, World Vision, Bellevue, WA


Judith N. Vredenburgh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, PA


Rev. Jim Wallis, President & Executive Director, Sojourners, Washington, DC


Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis, IN


Manjit Singh, Co-Founder & Chairman, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Washington, DC


According to ABC News, the office would seek “to expand the role of this office as it relates to policy issues where religious and local leaders can be effective. DuBois will coordinate with faith-based and community organizations on social service outreach and will work to utilize these organizations’ efforts to advance the administration’s policies, with a primary focus on poverty.”[7]


Under Donald Trump[edit]


The office has not officially been abolished by President Donald Trump, but a director has yet to be named and the website is no longer available.[8][9]


Controversies[edit]


The separation of church and state was noted as one of major issues with the Faith-Based Initiatives laws. Critics have claimed that millions in government grants have gone to ministries operated by political supporters of the Bush administration, or have been given to minority pastors who recently committed their support.[10][11][12][13][14]


In June 2006, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Pratt ruled that a faith based-program called InnerChange at a Newton, Iowa prison, operated by Charles Colson’s Prison Fellowship Ministries, unconstitutionally used tax money for a religious program that gave special privileges to inmates who accepted its evangelical Christian teachings and terms. “For all practical purposes,” Judge Pratt said, “the state has literally established an Evangelical Christian congregation within the walls of one of its penal institutions, giving the leaders of that congregation, i.e., InnerChange employees, authority to control the spiritual, emotional, and physical lives of hundreds of Iowa inmates.”[15] [See Americans United v. Prison Fellowship Ministries, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36970, June 2, 2006]


On June 25, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation that executive orders may not be challenged on Establishment Clausegrounds by individuals whose sole claim to legal standing is that they are taxpayers. Both of President Bush’s court appointees, John G. Roberts and Samuel Alito, sided with the majority.


The second head of the department, Jim Towey, in a session of “Ask the Whitehouse” dated November 26, 2003, stated in regard to a question about pagan faith-based organizations:


“I haven’t run into a pagan faith-based group yet, much less a pagan group that cares for the poor! Once you make it clear to any applicant that public money must go to public purposes and can’t be used to promote ideology, the fringe groups lose interest. Helping the poor is tough work and only those with loving hearts seem drawn to it.”[16]


Pagans reacted angrily to the label “fringe group”, the suggestion that pagans are uncompassionate, the idea that they would apply for funding only to promote ideology, and the exclusion of pagan organizations implicit in the statement.[17]


Catholic League President William A. Donohue protested against the nomination of Harry Knox, a former director of Human Rights Campaign and gay rights activist, arguing that he has been dishonest and intolerant. Knox has condemned the positions of Catholic clergy on the issues of contraception and gay ordination.[18]


See also[edit]


Salvation Army


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Watch: ZHU shares new video for ‘Still Want You’

Electronic house musician ZHU released a new EP titled Ringos Desert Pt. 1 in April and has a brand-new video out for a new single from that release. The single is titled “Still Want U” and is the second track from the new EP. The new single was directed by Yero Brown and ZHU.

Ringos Desert Pt. 1 is the second EP for ZHU since he released his debut studio album Generationwhy in 2016. That debut studio album hit number one on the dance charts and ZHU has continued to build his name since then. His last EP, Stardustexhalemarrakechdreams, reached 10th on the U.S. Heatseekers chart and Ringos Desert Pt. 1 debuted at number one on the iTunes Electronic Albums chart.

ZHU said that he recorded Ringos Desert Pt. 1 at various deserts around the U.S. It was a huge hit, with 5.5 million streams in the three weeks since its release. ZHU is also following up the new EP with a brand-new tour titled Dune. There will be 21 shows, kicking off in Chicago on Sept. 7 and wrapping up in Colorado at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. 26.

AXS has tickets available for that huge final concert date at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre (buy tickets here). Tickets range from $46.50 up to $89.50. Watch the video for “Still Want You” above.

Source Article from https://m.axs.com/watch-zhu-shares-new-video-for-still-want-you-130441

BTS release music video for ‘FAKE LOVE’ off their new album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’

A.R.M.Y. — the wait is over. BTS have official released the music video for the lead single off their new album, Love Yourself: Tear, which officially dropped May 18. 

The track, “FAKE LOVE,” is an emotional trip all on its own and the video doesn’t help calm all the nerves and emotions. Instead, your world will feel like it’s falling apart, much like it is in the video. In the video, the boys are seen busting out their impressive dance moves in a worn-down, industrial atmosphere as their surrounding crumble and explode around them. Even through all the emotional trauma they put us through, we still love BTS so bad. 

Fans will be able to see BTS perform “FAKE LOVE” live during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20. Those wanting to catch the action in Las Vegas can still grab tickets to the show, otherwise the performance will be available to stream online. 

Related — Complete list of 2018 Billboard Music Awards performers: BTS, Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa and more

According to Forbes, Love Yourself: Tear sold a record 1.44 million copies in South Korea during the first six days after pre-orders were available. The album made BTS the first K-pop group to exceed one million pre-orders with multiple albums and Tear officially become the most pre-ordered album of all time in South Korea, beating BTS’s previous album Love Yourself: Her.

After their performance at the Billboard Music Awards, the boys will make their second appearance on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on May 25. Beginning this September, the band will be back in North America as part of their global 2018 Love Yourself World Tour. Check our their North American dates below:

Related — BTS announce massive 2018 Love Yourself World Tour

BTS 2018 Love Yourself Tour North America Dates:
Sept. 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center (Tickets)
Sept. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center (Tickets)
Sept. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center (Tickets)
Sept. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center (Tickets)
Sept. 12 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (Tickets)
Sept. 15 – Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX – Fort Worth Convention Center (Tickets)
Sept. 16 – Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX – Fort Worth Convention Center (Tickets)
Sept. 20 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre (Tickets)
Sept. 22 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre (Tickets)
Sept. 23 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre (Tickets)
Sept. 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (Tickets)
Sept. 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (Tickets)
Oct. 2 – Chicago, IL – United Center (Tickets)
Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL – United Center (Tickets)

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How They Do It–After issuing video, Sanders won’t say if he backs Palestinian ‘right of return’

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Cop Fired After Video Showed He Lied to Protect His Partner Who Tasered Teen on ATV, Killing Him

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Detroit – A police officer has been fired after he was caught lying on a report about an encounter in which he was driving his patrol car, and his partner launched a Taser out of the car’s window, targeting a teenage boy on an ATV, which resulted in the boy’s tragic death.

Damon Grimes was just 15 years old when he was killed last year after Michigan State Trooper Mark Bessner deployed his taser, striking Grimes while he was riding his ATV. The shock sent the boy careening into a parked truck, and he died. Bessner is awaiting trial for murder and now, reports claim that his partner was fired for falsifying the police report of the incident.

Trooper Ethan Berger was fired following the teen’s tasing death because he lied on his police report. The details of the internal investigation were made public this week after the Detroit Free Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the documents. According to the Michigan State Police Department’s own Internal Affairs investigation, Berger not only knew about the Taser being deployed by his partner riding, who was shotgun in the patrol car, but he also covered it all up. Following the discovery and video evidence of the alleged murder, Berger was fired.

According to the IA report, dated March 19, the department directly accused the officer, saying:

You knew the other trooper committed criminal offenses for which he was later charged…You drafted a false police report with the intent of assisting the other trooper with avoiding discovery, arrest, trial, or punishment after the crime occurred.

The scathing rebuke of the officer continued:

Your report intentionally contained significant deviations from the truth and what is shown on the videos, and your report was a clear attempt to justify your and the other trooper’s actions during the pursuit.

Grimes’s death was shocking, to say the least. Berger and Bessner were pursuing Grimes, who was quite possibly unaware they were following him. As the cruiser approached the ATV, Bessner reached through the passenger side window where he was riding, fired his Taser, and immobilized the teen who then slammed into the back of a parked pickup truck and died. The IA report also rebuked Berger for not rendering first aid to Grimes, while the teenager lay dying on the street.

Berger could—and probably should—still be charged as an accomplice in Grimes’s murder but District Attorney Kym Worthy has declined to charge him, citing insufficient evidence.

Also disciplined was an MSP supervisor who failed to include pertinent details in his report following the accident. Sergeant Jacob Liss failed to inform his superiors that Grimes had been tased from a moving police vehicle. The office of Internal Affairs for MSP rebuked Liss for failing to mention the taser in email correspondence with command officers shortly after the murder. The report claimed:

Both emails stated troopers were pursuing the ATV and it appeared the driver attempted to drive off the road onto the sidewalk, lost control, and crashed into the rear-end of a pickup truck…Neither email contained any information about a Taser deployment.

Not only was Liss complicit in hiding details of the tasing from his superiors, in text messages with MSP Det. Sgt. Todd Poppema, it is clear that Liss meant to keep quiet the knowledge that Bessner tased the teenager from a moving squad car while Grimes was riding his ATV. Poppema was informed in a phone call from a member of the Grimes family that a taser had been used.

In an attempt to assure the family member that the teen was not tased, Poppema reached out to Liss in a text message. He asked Liss to, “check (everyone’s) Taser from the chase today? Maybe have them downloaded to show no use…Family is claiming he was Tasered.”

Liss responded, “Yes. I will take care of it.”

Berger is still drawing his salary as his firing is being appealed and is currently in the arbitration process. Representing Berger is the Michigan State Police Troopers Association.

In a grievance filed on behalf of Berger, the trooper claimed the punishment was not fair and wrote, “The proposed discipline should be set aside or significantly reduced.”

Bessner is scheduled to be tried for the 15-year-old’s murder this summer. Berger has been fired, and Liss has been reprimanded, but nothing can bring back the teenager who was simply going on a joyride through town. We at The Free Thought Project will keep you up to date with any developments in the officer’s trial.

Grimes’s case serves to illustrate the long-held belief by critics of law enforcement that not only will police kill unarmed individuals, but they will do their best to cover up evidence of their culpability.

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Watch Jules Rendell’s dreamy music video for ‘The Return’

Earlier this month, English singer-songwriter Jules Rendell released a new single entitled “The Return” and it’s quite enjoyable.

The track is a chilled out electronic soul song that argues for the importance of always striving to not let life’s everyday anxieties and disappointments overwhelm our connections to one another. Given the current socio-political moment, it’s refreshing to hear such a straightforwardly hopeful sentiment in otherwise despondent or oblivious pop music landscape.

“The Return” also has a lot to offer musically. Rendell’s vocal has a radiant warmth that plays really well against producers Feranmi Oguns and Bastian Testori icy electronic/soul soundscapes. Taken together, those elements strongly remind the listener of the work of Jessie Ware and Zero 7. The track also has a really enjoyable music video directed by Ricardo Castro. Though it does not feature a direct interpretation of the song’s lyrics, it does evoke its themes in a subtle and visually compelling manner.

Born in Birmingham, based in London Jules Rendell is a singer and composer who is best known for her work with the popular UK gospel and soul vocal group Get Gospel. However, she’s quietly establishing herself as one of the most interesting solo acts on the English music scene with sold-out performances at the Manchester Academy and 02 Islington.

“The Return” is the third single from Rendell’s very fine new debut album Imagine, which can and should be purchased here.

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