According to court documents, Joseph Coles, 40, began having sex with his stepdaughter when she was 10-years-old. At 12, “Celena” became pregnant and her mother took her to the Cleveland Surgi-Center abortion clinic (#1). The abortion was botched and Celena almost died from internal hemorrhaging. Given that the assaults on Celena resumed afterward, it is clear the clinic did not file a report. Following the abortion, Coles persuaded Celena’s mother to put her on birth control; however, in 2004 Celena again became pregnant by Coles and was taken to Planned Parenthood in Shaker Heights (#2). She refused to submit to the abortion at that time but relented three days later and was taken to the Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland (#3). As before, it is evident no report was made by either Planned Parenthood or Preterm since the assaults on Celena resumed after the second abortion. In June of the following year, police were made aware of the situation and Coles was arrested. After being convicted, he received a total of 210 years in prison and Celena’s mother was given three years for endangering children and obstructing justice.
At an early morning news conference Monday, a small group of concerned citizens led by “Rev.” Karen Crozier met in front of the school on Church Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Crozier and others were dismayed to learn the person hired to teach the school’s three cultural studies classes is white. District officials initially considered hiring a teacher of color, she said, but ultimately hired Peter Beck, a former teacher at Hoover High School.
“We’re just saying what the community wants. We didn’t fight for a white male or female teacher to educate our babies,” Crozier said. “We still are at these racial fault lines, and we want someone who will be able to think critically about those racial fault lines and how do we help heal, to restore the problems that have existed.”
Beck has a decade of experience teaching Latino Studies courses and two years of experience teaching African-American courses, District spokeswoman Micheline Golden said. Beck also has led Hoover’s Men’s Alliance for four years, a leadership class for at-risk teens. Golden did not know how many years Beck has taught Southeast Asian studies classes.
Read the full article at the Fresno Bee.
The Justice Department’s 10-page lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Harrisburg. A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday evening that the agency’s lawyers had not seen the lawsuit yet and could not comment on it.
The lawsuit said the use of the tests to screen and select the applicants for the entry-level positions amounted to a pattern of employment discrimination. Much greater percentages of male applicants than female applicants passed the physical fitness tests going back to 2003, it said.
The practice, Obama’s Department of Justice claims, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and, according to the DOJ, does not qualify under the law as a business necessity.
A test begun in 2003 consisted of a 300-meter run, sit-ups, push-ups, a vertical jump and a 1.5-mile run, the lawsuit said. The test carried cut-off scores for each of the five events, and the state police required that applicants pass each event, it said.
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Apparently the DOJ believes that being a cop requires no physical activity at all. Apparently working for the DOJ requires no mental activity at all.
The woman, her seven-year-old granddaughter and her baby sister died of suffocation, according to police officials.
The victims were members of the Ahmadi religious sect, who identify with Islam but are widely regarded as heretics in Pakistan and face persecution.
Rioting erupted as rumours spread that a young Ahmadi man, identified as Saqib, shared a blasphemous picture on Facebook, Pakistan Today reported.
When they moved to a doctor’s house where Ahmadis were thought to be hiding, someone inside reportedly shot at the mob and injured the man who had started the Facebook rumour.
The group then set five Ahmadi houses on fire, killing the woman and children and injuring several others.
“Police were there but just watching the burning. They didn’t do anything to stop the mob,” Salim ud Din, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community said. “First they looted their homes and shops and then they burnt the homes.”
Read the full article at The London Independent.