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West Virginia accuses Catholic diocese and former bishops of sex abuse cover-up in unusual consumer protection lawsuit
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sued the Catholic diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop Michael J. Bransfield on Tuesday, charging that they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for people working in Catholic schools and camps, a news release from Morrisey’s office says.
The lawsuit, the latest dramatic civil action against the American church in the past year, alleges violations of the state’s consumer protection laws. It accuses the diocese of advertising safe environments for children while at the same time, the complaint says, choosing “to cover up and conceal arguably criminal behavior of child sexual abuse.”
Lesbians are also being killed in Chechnya and 'no-one seems to care'
A lesbian who escaped the ‘gay purge’ in Chechnya has bravely shared her story, even though it could get her killed.
The woman – who remains anonymous for her safety – shared the horrors of growing up LGBTI in Chechnya and how she wasn’t even safe from her own family.
In early 2017 the world started learning how Chechnya – a region in the north Caucasus of Russia – had started rounding up, detaining, torturing and executing men because of their real or perceived sexual identity.
But in 2018 Chechen authorities turned their sights onto lesbians and trans people.
‘In two years, we were approached by 37 girls who position themselves as lesbians, and two transgender women from the republics of the North Caucasus,’ said Igor Kochetkov, head of the Russian LGBTI Network.
‘Also in 2018, we began to receive reports of girls being detained by the police on suspicion of homosexuality. According to reports from Chechnya, there are girls among those detained in December to January.’
Chechen authorities denied the claims, saying gay people don’t exist in Chechnya.
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Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend charged with attacking man with frying pan
Calvin Klein’s former lover, Nicholas Gruber, 28, was arrested last week (15 March) for the alleged assault of a man with a frying pan.
A friend of Gruber’s, Brandon Steele, 26 reportedly aided the ex-gay porn star.
Police said the pair attacked an unnamed man following a dispute over money at Steele’s New York City apartment.
The pair have been charged with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment in the first degree.
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Police investigating after video shows officer punching woman at St. Patrick's Day 'riot'
Police are investigating after a posted video showed an officer punching a young woman in the face while responding to an incident at a St. Patrick's Day party in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
Authorities were called to the scene of the party "for what was described to them as a riot" and found a group of people fighting in the street, police said.
A group of people attempted to go into the house and then tried to kick down the door when they were turned away, Chester police said.
N.Y. Man Murdered Wife, Then Tried to Frame 12-Year-Old Daughter by Writing Fake Confession Note
A 45-year-old man has been convicted of the 2009 murder of his estranged, wealthy wife who was found dead in the bathtub of her tony Manhattan apartment the day before she planned to cut him out of her will, multiple outlets report.
On Wednesday, a jury found Roderick Covlin guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Shele Danishefsky Covlinthis link opens in a new tab, 47, The New York Times reports.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10.
Florida woman ends up violently arrested after calling 911 for help
An officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department has been relieved of his duties after he was seen in a video posted on social media throwing a black woman to the ground and then forcibly arresting her after she called 911 to report her neighbor had allegedly pulled a gun on her.
Man claims he was racially profiled at movie theater showing ‘Captain Marvel’
Polish Church says 382 minors abused by clergy from 1990-2018
The report follows investigations into widespread abuse of minors by clergy in other countries - notably in Chile, the United States, Australia and Ireland - that have shaken the Roman Catholic Church to its foundations.
“This is an especially painful, tragic issue as it is connected with consecrated people, who devoted themselves to serving the church, other human beings. They have social trust and this social trust was so tragically violated,” Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski said at a news conference.
Polish bishops last year asked victims of past clerical abuse for forgiveness and began collecting data to “identify the causes of these deeds and assess their scale”.
The report said as many as 198 of the victims were below the age of 15.
State Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling, says Sandy Hook families can sue gun manufacturer Remington
The Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday narrowly reversed a ruling by a lower court judge dismissing a lawsuit by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting against Remington Arms Company, allowing the case to proceed.
In a 4-3 decision the court remanded the landmark gun case back to Bridgeport Superior Court and possibly created a path that other mass shooting victims can follow to get around the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, known as PLCAA, which has protected the manufacturers of the AR-15 assault rifle from lawsuits.
Michael Jackson's Streams Drop After 'Finding Neverland'
Michael Jackson's sales, streaming numbers, and radio airplay have all dipped in the wake of the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland.
According to Billboard, Jackson's combined album and song sales dropped by 5 percent after the Neverland premiere. His album sales alone dropped by 39 percent. Jackson's on-demand streams fell from 19.7 million to 18.7 million.
BBC to ban Michael Jackson music from Strictly Come Dancing after Leaving Neverland paedophile documentary
Michael Jackson’s evil was totally obvious at the time
Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing amid backlash
Drake drops Michael Jackson-sampling song from European tour
Michael Jackson 'innocent' adverts to be removed from London buses
Teen Who Bludgeoned 10-Year-Old To Death With Metal Pipe And Left Her In A Ditch Sentenced For ‘Heinous’ Crime
According to an affidavit, Zellmer hit Campbell in the head five times with the pipe, then dragged her into a ditch, where she was later found dead. She was found naked from the waist down and police said there was evidence to suggest she'd been sexually assaulted. Zellmer initially had been charged with sexual assault in addition to murder, but those charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
Oklahoma Teen, 17, Pleads Guilty in Teacher's Death, Rape of an 81-Year-Old Woman
Ex-priest defrocked for sex abuse killed in his Nevada home
A defrocked Roman Catholic priest named as one of more than 180 New Jersey priests facing credible accusations of sexual abuse was fatally shot in a new home in a suburb of Las Vegas, authorities said Tuesday.
Seventy-year-old John Capparelli was found dead Saturday morning in his kitchen in the city of Henderson with a gunshot wound to his neck, said Nicole Charlton of the Clark County Coroner's Office.
Capparelli died amid "suspicious circumstances," but police Officer Katrina Rothmeyer declined comment on whether police have a suspect or whether someone broke into the ex-priest's home.
Cardinal George Pell, Former Vatican Official, Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison
Pedophile ex-priest killed in his home reportedly hired male hookers
He once danced on Broadway. Now he’s behind bars after murdering his lover.
Marcus Bellamy was a performer. He danced on Broadway as part of “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” and a replacement performer for “Tarzan.” He even has a few television and movie roles in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Smash,” and “Across the Universe.”
Now, his resume includes his latest role: convicted murderer. Bronx Supreme Court Justice John W. Carter sentenced Bellamy to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for the murder of his partner.
Girl, 14, is 4th victim to die in New Orleans hammer attack
Relatives say a 14-year-old girl has died from her injuries in a hammer attack that also killed her mother, younger brother and cousin last week in Louisiana.
Detective sues the LAPD for failing to protect her when a fellow officer she had an affair with 'raped her then threatened to share her nude photos with her children and husband if she ended the relationship'
A Los Angeles Police Detective claims she was raped and beaten by a fellow officer she had an affair with who threatened to distribute nude photographs of her if she ended the relationship - and her supervisors did nothing to help her.
Det. Ysabel Villegas filed her lawsuit on Wednesday against the LAPD for failing to act and defend her when Officer Daniel Reedy turned their once-consensual relationship into an abusive one and blackmailed her.
He threatened to distribute her sexually explicit pictures to her kids and husband if she ended the relationship, and eventually shared those pictures with the LAPD, the lawsuit says.
Villegas, who worked with the LAPD for 30 years, alleged Reedy assaulted, abused and extorted her, created a hostile work environment, and the police department failed to protect her from him, according to the Los Angeles Times.
WOMEN ALLEGEDLY RAPED IN FRONT OF 4-YEAR-OLD SON SUES VERMONT AND DRUG TREATMENT CENTER FOR NEGLIGENCE
Car passenger choked driver for singing Christmas carols: cops
A Pennsylvania man who was seemingly not in the Christmas spirit last week was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a man for singing festive songs, according to reports.
U.S. NEWS Uber driver pleads guilty to kidnapping sleeping passenger