He said he believed a “tightly controlled” group of outside agitators, some white supremacist groups and drug cartels were to blame for some of the violence in Minneapolis, but he did not give specifics when asked by reporters. He said as many as 80% of those arrested were from out-of-state. … [Read more...] about Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing
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Among gay-rights advocates, few had higher hopes for this White House than Barron. He was largely responsible for arranging for Trump to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2011—an event credited with helping bring the reality TV star into the GOP mainstream. And though the activist occasionally soured on Trump’s campaign, Barron also launched an LGBTers for Trump group and championed the argument that the Republican nominee would be inherently better for the community than Hillary Clinton. After the election, Barron wrote that Trump would be an ally, friend, and advocate. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope
Richie, a longtime Francis pal who runs TheDirty.com, confirms that Francis called asking him to take down the grainy still photographs from the sex tape. According to his records, two such posts were removed on May 8, 2013—shortly after Gawker refused a judge's order to take down the video. Richie didn't think it was motivated by a vendetta. "I think he was just trying to help his lawyer," Richie says. After he chatted with Hogan himself, he agreed to remove the posts. It didn't seem worth going to war over. "I don't know what Joe's personal thing is with Gawker," he says. "No one really likes Gawker. Us West Coast people, we just don't get how they think they have all the power out there." … [Read more...] about Joe Francis’s Secret War Against Gawker
But there are those moments that buoy and reaffirm, Hall says. Like the woman who approached her in a supermarket car park and reminded her that five years earlier, Hall represented her son for stealing petrol and got him discharged without conviction. The mother was crying, thanking Hall for getting her son a second chance, and telling her the amazing things he was doing now. … [Read more...] about Defence lawyers — saints or scum?
The guideline, jointly issued by nine authorities, including the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security, stipulates that officials in government agencies and people close to juveniles, such as those working in schools, kindergartens, educational institutes, child welfare centers, hospitals and hotels, bear the responsibility of timely reporting when discovering children are suffering harms or facing potential dangers. … [Read more...] about Guideline encourages people to report on abuse of children