A Catholic priest was stabbed while celebrating Mass in Montreal Friday morning as stunned parishioners looked on, according to officials and video footage.
The horrifying incident, which authorities said was not terror-related, unfolded just before 9 a.m. at the historic St. Joseph’s Oratory, leaving Father Claude Grou, 77, with lacerations to his upper body, according to Montreal police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition, according to the Montreal Diocese.
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You’re Known By the Company You Keep: A Friend of Robert Jeffress Has Been Arrested for a Ponzi Scheme
W. Neil “Doc” Gallagher liked to tell radio listeners his investment advice was guided by Scripture. Law enforcement authorities claim he ignored the part that says, “Thou shalt not steal.” Gallagher, 78, faces civil and criminal charges alleging that he stole more than $19 million from senior citizens, who put their faith in him after listening to his paid weekly radio broadcasts.
Since his arrest on March 8, the author and radio host — whose book has been endorsed by Robert Jeffress, an adviser to President Trump and pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas — has been jailed in Dallas, where a magistrate set his bond at $500,000 on each of two felony counts.
The day before his arrest, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against Gallagher and two of his companies, claiming he ran “a classic Ponzi scheme” in which he continually signed up new investors and used their money to make monthly disbursements to earlier investors.
No wonder Jeffress is a fan of his work. Scammers love scammers.
The enslaved man’s name was Renty. His image adorns the cover of a Harvard publication that the university sells for $40.
Tamara Lanier says “Papa Renty” is the patriarch of her family. And in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, she says Harvard is using those photos without permission — and in so doing, profiting from photos taken by a racist professor determined to prove the inferiority of black people.
Lanier says that Harvard has no rightful claim to the images of Renty or his daughter, Delia, forced to strip naked and pose for a demeaning pseudoscientific study. Lanier argues that in refusing to acknowledge Lanier’s claim to the photos, Harvard is “perpetuating the systematic subversion of black property rights that began during slavery and continued for a century thereafter.”
“Slavery was abolished 156 years ago, but Renty and Delia remain enslaved in Cambridge, Massachusetts,” the complaint states. “Their images, like their bodies before, remain subject to control and appropriation by the powerful, and their familial identities are denied to them.”
That’s called profiteering.
The Houston Public Library promised kids and their parents “an imaginative storytelling experience” during Drag Queen Storytime — but it served up something a lot more sinister.
One of the participating drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, whose real name is Alberto Garza, is a 32-year-old child sex offender who was convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2009, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Maybe check the backgrounds of people you allow to be around kids? Houston?
“In our review of our process and of this participant, we discovered that we failed to complete a background check as required by our own guidelines,” the library said in a statement. “We deeply regret this oversight and the concern this may cause our customers. We realize this is a serious matter.”
“No participant is ever alone with children, and we have not received any complaints about any inappropriate behavior by participants at storytimes,” HPL stated. “We are taking the appropriate action to ensure that the status of every participant in every program throughout our system is verified. We will continue to review our process to ensure that this cannot happen again.”
It shouldn’t have happened at all. #BeBetter….
A bus driver who sexually abused a little girl cried as he was finally jailed for his sickening attacks. Martin Willcocks, now 50, began his sickening campaign of abuse when the girl was aged six, convincing the child the attacks were completely normal.
Willcocks, from Kirkby, Merseyside, shook his head in the dock as the now adult victim described her “horrific” ordeal, reports the Liverpool Echo. Liverpool Crown Court heard how she tried to kill herself as a result of the trauma suffered at his hands, before summoning the courage to go to police.
Louise McCloskey, prosecuting, read a statement in which the victim said she came forward in January 2017 to protect other children. The woman, who sat crying in the public gallery, said: “He was a bus driver and the idea that he would have had kids on his bus scared me. “The thought of him being in prison, away from me and other kids gives me massive relief.”
These evil guys are always, always more compassionate to themselves than they are to the victims. Hell awaits.
So far, so familiar, but this tale has a significant feature. The woman is a journalist. A British police force is investigating a journalist over words that she published.
Caroline Farrow, 44, is the subject of an investigation by Surrey Police over tweets she sent referring to the adult child of Susie Green, head of Mermaids, a charity concerned with transgender children. Farrow says the investigation arises because she ‘misgendered’ the child, who was born male but now identifies as female.
Farrow is a columnist and occasional TV commentator. She writes and speaks from a Catholic perspective about a number of issues including education, family policy, euthanasia and gender. Her political and religious stance makes her relatively unusual among women who question transgender orthodoxy; a significant number of ‘gender critical’ feminists are on the left of politics, while others profess no particular political or religious affiliations.
I point this out here because some people are keen to suggest that anyone who challenges the trans rights agenda is automatically a right-wing culture warrior possibly in league with Christian conservatives in America. There will no doubt be those who cite Farrow’s faith as proof of that thesis. In fact, I’d suggest it proves the opposite: it shows you can find women (and men) who worry about gender issues right across the political and social spectrum.
Farrow told me that on Monday this week an officer from a police station in Guildford had contacted her to tell her she was to be interviewed under caution in relation to tweets she sent last year some time after September, when she appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain with Susie Green of Mermaids, a charity.
This is unbelievably evil.
An Italian bus driver of Senegalese descent was arrested on Wednesday after hijacking his own vehicle and setting it on fire, allegedly threatening to kill more than 50 children on board whose hands he had bound.
The 47-year-old man said he was acting in revenge for the thousands of migrants, many of them African, who have drowned in the Mediterranean in recent years while trying to reach Europe from Libya. “No one will survive,” he said, according to police. “He shouted ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” said Marco Palmieri, a police spokesman. The man, named as Ousseynou Sy, was driving 51 children from their middle school near the city of Cremona to a sporting event when he started making threats, brandishing a knife.
In an ordeal that lasted around 40 minutes, he started driving towards nearby Milan. He rammed the bus into cars on a busy highway before it came to a stop at a roadblock set up by police. He then doused it in petrol and set it on fire. Police smashed the windows of the vehicle to allow the children to escape.
That will certainly make people want more immigrants… won’t it….
Good heavens. What a world.
Police in the Netherlands say a shooting which has injured multiple people in Utrecht may have had a “terrorist motive” – BBC News
But if you’re a soul-less racist jerk piece of trash garbage, people have the right to say that that’s exactly what you are, Tucker Carlson.
Everyone who jumped on Hillary Clinton for calling some of Trump’s supporters ‘deplorables’ owe her an apology. Carlson is deplorable. His views are deplorable. Or more precisely, he’s totally depraved.
Good grief. I hope they arrest the college admissions officers who took the bribes too.
Actresses and chief executives are among 50 people arrested in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, according to court records unsealed in Boston Tuesday.
Those indicted allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.
Meanwhile, people who aren’t rich have to depend on luck and merit… The system is stacked in favor of the wealthy and colleges are aiding and abetting it. Vile reprobates.
Her voice was so low it was almost hard to make out the words she was saying, her face looked tired, her eyes looked heavy. All Nina Brown wanted was to have her sister Jill back. There’s a quiet and stillness that encompassed the room around the two of us. The kind that you only experience when you walk into the home of a person who has recently passed away. Nina Brown, 85, is wearing a lime green vest as she looks across the kitchen table at me and begins to unravel the gut-wrenching details of her sister’s final moments on this earth.
It was Tuesday evening. Jill Peterson noticed her gutters were overflowing from a week’s worth of heavy rain. The 88-year-old longtime waitress went out to the back of her home on Evans Lane in Pall Mall, Tennessee to try to clear a drainage ditch. She never saw the pack of six German Shepherds coming at her. The next few minutes were a hellish nightmare for the elderly woman who could do nothing to stop their vicious attack.
“They dragged her down the yard and all of her clothes were off, her shoes, everything. They tore all of her hair out, the casket can’t be open, it’s like a nightmare. It’s hard to believe,” Nina said, her voiced cracked under the weight of the sadness you can see in her eyes. Nina Brown tried to get to her sister in the backyard but quickly had to retreat inside, “Three of the dogs came after me. They started after me and I had to call 911.” Paramedics quickly arrived and got Jill Peterson into an ambulance. Her wounds from the brutal attack were so severe that the 88-year-old had to be air lifted by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. …
Compounding her pain is the prior incidents that were reported to authorities over the years. The dogs belong to a neighbor who lives behind Jill Peterson. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway says it is possible the dog’s owner could face homicide charges. “This is a very sad situation. Once we gather the fact we’ll determine if there’s criminal liability or not,” Dunaway said in an interview on Thursday. All of the dogs were euthanized after the attack and are being examined by a vet.
When dogs have a history of attacking people and you don’t control and contain them, and they kill someone, you should be charged with murder. Your dog isn’t more important than a person.
According to a local, trusted source, Highpoint Church in Memphis fired its founding pastor Chris Conlee for assaulting a female staff member. Instead of reporting the assault to the police, church leaders paid Conlee and another disgraced, sexually abusive pastor, Andy Savage, about $700,000 in severance pay, according to a church financial statement of activities.
The “employee settlement expenses” are listed under Non-operating income (expense). Also listed are “professional consultation and legal fees of $251,019.
At the time of the public release of Jules Woodson’s story of sexual abuse by her then youth pastor, Andy Savage, Highpoint Church was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. They have since removed their church from the convention.
Did Highpoint Church elders tell the congregation that their financial donations were going to pay off abusive pastors?
And that’s how megachurches operate and the high dollars are why people like JD Greear and other mega church pastors in the SBC will never say a word against the celebrity pastor.
Old rich guys appear to need to spend their money on affection, since their wealth doesn’t satisfy them. Just ask Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft.
AP BREAKING News: Police: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett sent himself racist and homophobic letter and was dissatisfied with his salary.
Greed makes you betray yourself. But of course no one cares about betrayal when they see $$$$.
A U.S. Coast Guard officer is a self-proclaimed white supremacist who drafted a hit list of prominent Democrats and media personalities, part of a plot to “murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country,” federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing this week.
Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Feb. 15 on firearm and opioid possession charges, but a filing Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland warns that those alleged violations “are the proverbial tip of the iceberg.”
“The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life,” prosecutors wrote.
Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the service’s National Security Cutter program, previously served in the Marine Corps and Army National Guard from 1988 to 1993, according a filing that seeks to keep him behind bars until his criminal trial concludes.
A resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, Hasson, 49, has been in custody since his arrest last week and a detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday, according to Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
This is the sort of person America needs to keep behind a wall, not folk seeking a better life from other lands. Don’t hold your breath, though, waiting for the current administration to denounce him. He’s one of their own.
And I bet the mom is the sort that insists on claiming to be a ‘good mother‘.
A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.
Gerardo Zavala-Loredo and Monica Yvonne Dominguez are both charged with abusing a human corpse and evidence tampering. Dominguez also is charged with two child endangerment counts. Zavala’s in Webb County Jail under $125,000 in bonds while Dominguez is jailed under $175,000 in bonds.
Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz says Dominguez told police two of her children were bathing unsupervised in their Laredo apartment about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when Rebecka Zavala drowned. Dominguez said she asked her husband to help dispose of her body.
Alaniz says a neighbor called police, who found the remains in what appeared to be a five-gallon bucket of acid in a bedroom closet.
God should go all ‘Old Testament’ on people. And end them.