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October 11, 2013
Incredibly sad, wrenching news today in the life of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, which has spurred an outpouring of support, sympathy and condolence throughout both the NFL and social media — his two-year-old son has been declared dead at a hospital in South Dakota. The child’s death followed hospitalization for critical injuries sustained allegedly from a beating by a man who was dating the child’s mother. Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, was arrested Wednesday over the incident. source (Photo by Mike Morbeck)

Incredibly sad, wrenching news today in the life of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, which has spurred an outpouring of support, sympathy and condolence throughout both the NFL and social media — his two-year-old son has been declared dead at a hospital in South Dakota. The child’s death followed hospitalization for critical injuries sustained allegedly from a beating by a man who was dating the child’s mother. Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, was arrested Wednesday over the incident. source (Photo by Mike Morbeck)

19:16 // 11 months ago
September 15, 2013
This is a real obituary. A really harsh one. The date is mistaken (which led to a brief takedown of the text), but the text itself, as well as the person who died, were real. The Reno Gazette-Journal, realizing it had a powerful piece of text sitting in its paid obituaries section, did an interview with the woman who wrote this about her own mother. Katherine Reddick, describing the challenging life they faced, had this to say: “The things she did to us were horrible. But it’s still happening to kids every day.”

This is a real obituary. A really harsh one. The date is mistaken (which led to a brief takedown of the text), but the text itself, as well as the person who died, were real. The Reno Gazette-Journal, realizing it had a powerful piece of text sitting in its paid obituaries section, did an interview with the woman who wrote this about her own mother. Katherine Reddick, describing the challenging life they faced, had this to say: “The things she did to us were horrible. But it’s still happening to kids every day.”

19:35 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2012

L.A. Times report: Hundreds of cases of alleged molestation went unreported by Boy Scouts

  • 500+ the number of cases of alleged sexual molestation, between the years of 1970 and 1991, that the Boy Scouts learned about prior to law enforcement, according to documents acquired by the Los Angeles Times
  • 80% the percentage of cases which were never reported to police by the Boy Scouts
  • 100+ the number of cases that show signs of a cover-up, whether concealed by the Scouts or hidden by the suspects. To put it simply, this all looks really, really bad. source
21:30 // 1 year ago
August 28, 2012
16:46 // 2 years ago
July 5, 2012
I honestly thought I was going to jail … I was wrong for what I did. I wanted to bring attention to the cause.
California resident William Lynch • Discussing the verdict reached in his assault case, which involved him punching Jerold Lindner, a former priest whom Lynch says abused him as a child, in a 2010 incident. Lynch was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse in the case, but the jury deadlocked on a misdemeanor assault charge. Jurors, speaking anonymously, said that they could not convict Lynch based on his dramatic testimony in court. Lindner, now in his late 60s, denies abusing Lynch.
22:37 // 2 years ago
June 22, 2012
Philadelphia Monsignor convicted of shielding predatory priests
See this guy? His name is William Lynn, and he just became the first US church official to be convicted of mishandling child abuse claims levied at the church. Lynn was secretary of clergy of the Philadelphia archdiocese from 1992 to 2004, and is said to have protected priests accused of child molestation by transferring them to other ministries (according to prosecutors, he’d tell the parishes that the priests were leaving due to “health reasons”). He was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of conspiracy, but the jury found him guilty only on one of the child endangerment charges, so he’ll spend a maximum of seven years behind bars. (Photo: AP)  source
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See this guy? His name is William Lynn, and he just became the first US church official to be convicted of mishandling child abuse claims levied at the church. Lynn was secretary of clergy of the Philadelphia archdiocese from 1992 to 2004, and is said to have protected priests accused of child molestation by transferring them to other ministries (according to prosecutors, he’d tell the parishes that the priests were leaving due to “health reasons”). He was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of conspiracy, but the jury found him guilty only on one of the child endangerment charges, so he’ll spend a maximum of seven years behind bars. (Photo: AP)  source

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16:59 // 2 years ago
June 21, 2012
So the situation with Sandusky’s son takes an ever sharper turn, as NBC News now reports that the Penn State coach did not testify under threat that the prosecution would use his adopted son, recently revealed as a potential victim, as a witness.

So the situation with Sandusky’s son takes an ever sharper turn, as NBC News now reports that the Penn State coach did not testify under threat that the prosecution would use his adopted son, recently revealed as a potential victim, as a witness.

17:57 // 2 years ago
May 25, 2012
11:19 // 2 years ago
March 22, 2012
Without the Internet and YouTube, [Joseph Kony’s] dastardly deeds would not resonate with politicians. When you get 100 million Americans looking at something, you will get our attention.
Sen. Lindsey Graham • On the effect Kony 2012 has had on lawmakers. Yesterday, over a third of the Senate co-sponsored a bill condemning Kony’s actions; now, Graham and other members of Congress are working on a “bounty bill” to help encourage the capture (or “disappearing,” shall we say) of Kony, the now-infamous Ugandan warlord. Graham’s bosom buddy, John McCain, echoed his colleague’s sentiments, saying that “if not ending up dead, [Kony] could end up in the International Criminal Court, and it’d be a wonderful thing.” Now, there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Kony 2012 and its creators; however, regardless of what you think of the organization behind the effort, it’s inspiring that something as simple as a YouTube video can actually spur Congress into action. It’s also nice to see Democrats and Republicans agree on something for once.  source (viafollow)
19:06 // 2 years ago
February 21, 2012
They are purposefully depriving him of this opportunity (to shave) so he looks unkempt.
Lawyer Victor Acevedo • Discussing the treatment of his client, teacher Mark Berndt, who stands accused of doing unspeakable things to his Miramonte Elementary School students. (Trigger warning on that link.) Berndt pleaded not guilty today in court, and his lawyer says that Berndt’s disheveled appearance prevented him from going in front of court with dignity. Acevedo also complained that his jailers identified Berndt as a child molester over the jail’s loudspeaker. “We cannot have the sheriff’s department deputies acting in such a way to essentially put a bull’s-eye on his head,” he told reporters after the hearing. The sheriff’s office took the claim seriously, investigating the complaint, which was denied by jail officials.
19:55 // 2 years ago