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Becky Wants Your Vote

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/100644002-132.html

Florida candidate apologizes amid fake-diploma controversy, says she will stay in race

Brendan FarringtonAssociated Press
 

A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature apologized Monday for saying she had a college degree that she didn’t complete, but said she will stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.”

Melissa Howard last week posted a photo of herself with what looked like a Miami University diploma after being accused of lying about her degree. The Ohio university later sent reporters a statement saying she attended the school, but never graduated and the diploma Howard posted has inaccuracies.

Howard posted an apology on her campaign Facebook page and admitted she didn’t graduate from the school.

“I made a mistake in saying that I completed my degree. What I did was wrong and set a bad example for someone seeking public service. I am staying in the race and intend to win and lead by example from now on,” she said.

Even if she dropped out, it’s too late to get her name off the ballot ahead of the Aug. 28 primary. Vote by mail ballots were sent out a month ago. The seat represents portions of Manatee and Sarasota counties, where about 20,000 Republican votes have already been cast.

While some have taken to social media to say Howard should drop out, local party officials say the matter should be left to voters.

“We should just let nature take its course. Let the voters decided if they want her to win the primary,” said Manatee County Republican committeewoman Peggy Simone.

In her statement, Howard said, “It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone.” It didn’t say what her intent was.

Her primary opponent, Tommy Gregory, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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11 Year Old Black Girl Tortured By #GoodCop, Kevin Brown Because Snacks

An 11-year-old girl who was suspected of stealing food from a Cincinnati supermarket was tased by an off-duty police officer on Monday night.

The girl, who was suspected of stealing items from a Kroger store, was shocked with a Taser stun gun after she allegedly ignored an officer and started to walk away, Cincinnati police said in a statement.

 

“It hit my back real fast and then I stopped, then I fell and I was shaking and I couldn’t really breathe,” the girl, Donesha Gowdy, told NBC News in an interview alongside her mother. “It’s just like you’re passing out but you’re shaking.”

The fourth-grader said that she did not try to fight the officer and that she was not aggressive toward him.

Donesha Gowdy, center, with her mother and sister.
Donesha Gowdy, center, with her mother Donna Gowdy and sister.NBC News

The officer who stunned the child was identified as Kevin Brown, 55, in court documents. Police said he was working off-duty as a security guard.

Cincinnati police department procedure says officers should avoid using tasers on children under 7 or on people over 70.

“I’m not saying what she did was cool, I’m not saying that, but what he did was totally wrong,” the girl’s mom, Donna Gowdy, told NBC News.”Whoever thought of these rules needs to step back and think. I’m not just worried bout my own [child]. I’m not trying to see any kid get done like that.”

The procedure also states that “an individual simply fleeing from an officer, absent additional justification, does not warrant the use of the TASER.”

“We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age,” Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac said in the statement. “As a result we will be taking a very thorough review of our policies as it relates to using force on juveniles as well as the propriety of the officers’ actions.”

Donesha Gowdy
Donesha GowdyNBC News

Donesha was charged with theft and obstructing official business. She was taken to a children’s hospital after the incident and eventually released to one of her parents, according to the police statement.

“We are saddened by this situation,” a spokesperson for Kroger said in a statement. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and associates. Our thoughts are with the family and child.”

Joseph Blaettler, a retired deputy chief of police in New Jersey with 30 years of experience, told NBC News that the incident appears to be an “unreasonable” use of force.

“Use of force comes down to what’s reasonable and what’s not reasonable. So it comes down to what the officer was facing,” said Blaettler. “Generally speaking, tasing an 11-year-old, in my opinion, would be unreasonable.”

Brown tried to turn on his body camera but it did not do so immediately, only providing footage from after the incident, police said, according to NBC affiliate WLWT. Brown has been placed on restricted duty, the station reported.

An investigation has been opened by Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, according to the station.

The girl’s mother noted that the officer didn’t know how old her daughter was or if she had a condition, like asthma, that could have resulted in a serious health emergency.

“I told my daughter: ‘I hope you learn from this. You risked your life over some candy,'” Donna Gowdy said.

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Rape Victim Of Good Cop Gets Case ReOpened Thanks To Journalism And #MeToo

After protesting outside St. Louis police headquarters and calling out her alleged rapist, he filed a restraining order against her. Then, more restraining orders game in.

 

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney said she’s reopening the criminal investigation into a St. Louis Police officer accused of rape.

It’s fallout from an ongoing 5 On Your Side I-Team investigation into how some police use their jobs to pressure women for sex.

For Michelle Roesch, the year 2008 wasn’t easy.

 

So she got help from two St. Louis Metro police officers who were also brothers. Roesch said they called her ex, and got him to back off.

“I thought they were protecting me,” said Roesch.

But later that evening, things took a turn for the worse.

Roesch was living in a top floor apartment in south St. Louis. Below her lived the cousin of those two cops. And that night, that cousin decided to have a party.

While sitting next to one of the brothers, who was in his uniform, Roesch said he started doing something strange.

“He started checking me for needle marks. He took his hands and skimmed id down my arms, legs and feet, tried to get me to take off my shirt. I was like, ‘I’m not a drug addict,'” said Roesch.

Then she says the 6-foot-plus cop pulled her into a bathroom.

“He started with forcing himself on me,” said Roesch. “He was pulling out my hair, punching me in the face.”

Roesch said then the police officer raped her.

She also said she felt like she had no way out.

“He had the gun right there the whole time,” said Roesch.

She eventually arrived at a hospital with a swollen upper lip, bruising around her nose and the back of her neck, and with pain in her genital area.

One problem: Roesch had just started her period, so a rape kit wasn’t possible.

But even without that, her medical records show she was diagnosed as a victim of sexual assault, with a recommendation that Roesch report it. She did, according to an incident report.

“I was fearful, fearful of retaliation with police,” said Roesch.

So she filed a restraining order against the officer, stating that he had raped her and hit her. The cop signed and agreed to it.

Then she said she reported the incident to police internal affairs.

But Roesch said the circuit attorney’s office eventually gave her bad news.

“They looked at me and said ‘He’s not going to be charged.’ I said ‘Did I say something wrong, did I do something wrong? What’s going to happen when he does it again?'” said Roesch.

Roesch said she just folded into herself and stayed that way for years.

Until:

“Everybody kept telling me about #MeToo,” said Roesch.

Inspired, she said she made a decision. She began protesting outside St. Louis police headquarters with a picket sign and a bullhorn, calling out her alleged rapist.

“I did use his name, but I also had checked with law enforcement. It was my First-Amendment right,” said Roesch.

But shortly after the protests began, Roesch was hit with a restraining order. It was a type of protective order that can be easily gotten without a hearing.

In this case, it had been filed by the officer she accused of raping her. It said Roesch could no longer mention him on social media or during her protests.

She was stunned.

“I had never had one before this,” said Roesch.

But it opened the floodgates.

Soon the officer’s brother and his wife filed for and got the same sort of order.

Then, people from St. Louis and Indiana also received orders of protection against Roesch. They’re people Roesch says she’s never even meet.

At one point, Roesch had twelve restraining orders against her.

And soon, someone claimed that she violated one of the orders. Police arrested her and charged her with a felony.

“My reaction was just horror,” said Chelsea Merta, Roesch’s attorney.

Merta took a close look at the orders filed against Roesch. Her conclusion: “They’re frivolous. They filed these orders to silence her to keep her from sharing her story.”

So Merta took Roesch’s case and started getting hearings before actual judges.

Earlier this month, in St. Louis County court, Merta and Roesch were ready to face off with her accused rapist, his brother and his wife, who had all filed orders of protection against her.

“We’re doing all three at one time. So everyone’s testimony will be all at once,” said Merta of the hearing.

But in the end, none of them showed up for court and the judge revoked their orders against Roesch.

Outside the courtroom, Roesch was tearfully grateful.

“I am speaking out on behalf of all of the rape victims,” said Roesch.

But she was also defiant.

“I also want to add you’re not above the law and you can’t and will not silence me anymore.”

Since then, Merta has gotten nearly all of the other protective orders against Roesch thrown out in court. But Roesch still faces felony charges for supposedly violating some of those restraining orders.

In the meantime, the lawyer for the accused officer tells us her client was previously cleared of any allegations and had even passed a lie detector test.

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New books for young readers encourage socialist values

“Good children’s fiction cultivates empathy, imagination, social conscience, and historical awareness. Some of the best children’s novels written during the early twentieth century also raise class consciousness—Natalie Savage Carson’s The Family Under the Bridge, for example; socialist E. Nesbit’s Railway Children, Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses, and the original Mary Poppins books, which are wonderfully critical of capitalism and give magical superpowers to a nanny and her working-class friends.

While the politics of these older books hold up well, it’s hard to miss how very white the characters are. Fortunately, a new wave of multicultural, politically attuned children’s fiction is now hitting the shelves. Thanks in part to a movement called “We Need Diverse Books,” many new novels for middle graders and young adults include more people of color, gay and lesbian characters, ethnic and religious minorities, and the differently abled.”

 

Full Article Linked Here. 

Lorri Nandrea
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#GoodCop Desmond Logan Is Another Taxpayer Funded, Armed Rapist

A Chattanooga police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct was previously accused of raping a woman while on the job in 2015, according to another police officer and an alleged victim.

Their statements contradict information provided by police Chief David Roddy, who stated during a June 16 news conference that “there have been [no complaints] relative to this type of investigation” against the officer. The alleged victim, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Matt Lea and an internal affairs file confirm the subject of the current investigation is Officer Desmond Logan.

Roddy said in June that the officer, who was assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau, has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Another alleged victim, a current police officer and a separate source assert the officer has been accused of raping at least one additional woman while on duty and that department leadership knew about that allegation. The claim dates back to 2015 when a local woman said she informed the department Logan raped her in an empty parking lot late one night.

Her allegations would turn up last month in a file she said was shown to her by investigators looking into the June 13 incident.

A police officer, who spoke under the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, said the most recent alleged assault was just one of at least two Logan committed while on duty.

“It echoed back to the last time when they didn’t act on this kid [Logan],” the officer said. “They knowingly allowed a predator to keep that uniform on.”

Two women told the Times Free Press they made allegations against Logan.

The police department on Friday canceled a scheduled interview with Roddy and declined to set one up the next day. The department did not respond to a request to interview Logan.

Department spokeswoman Elisa Myzal sent a statement, explaining the department’s internal affairs unit would finish conducting its investigation into the June incident after the criminal investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Details about the two alleged incidents are similar. Both women allegedly were picked up by Logan, told they were under arrest, taken to a parking lot and raped. The woman who said she was assaulted last month confirmed the incident through her attorney but didn’t want to provide additional details.

The Times Free Press does not identify alleged rape victims. The woman who claims she was raped by Logan in 2015 — shortly after he began actively working as an officer — is identified as Victim 1. The victim who brought forth allegations that resulted in the current investigations is identified as Victim 2.

Victim 1

Victim 1 has tried to forget the night of her alleged rape in 2015.

“I’m more cautious,” she said. “It’s had a toll, mentally.”

She was visiting a friend’s house near Rossville Boulevard late that night. She believes it was May, shortly before her birthday, but she knows it was either spring or early summer. She was in shorts, a tank top and flip-flops.

A police officer pulled alongside her after she left her friend’s house. He told her she was stumbling. That wasn’t true, she said. She hadn’t been drinking and wasn’t on drugs. She was going to a family member’s home for the night.

The officer changed his message. He told her there had been rapes in the area and he was looking out for her. Then, he became agitated. He told her she was being arrested and handcuffed her. She asked why and told him she had done nothing wrong. He placed her in the front seat of his car, she said, and drove.

She said the officer told her his name was “Officer Tate,” but his name tag said “Logan.” Years later, she found out from detectives his first name was Desmond. She became uneasy; she had been arrested before, but this arrest seemed different. She hadn’t done anything wrong, she said. But “Tate” kept telling her she was going to jail.

He eventually turned into a business parking lot on Rossville Boulevard. She thought he was going to remove the handcuffs and let her go. Instead, he pushed her into the back seat and raped her, she said.

The officer repeatedly told her not to tell anyone. He began talking about his children, telling her he had a family of his own, she said.

“He acted like nothing had happened,” she said.

He dropped her off at her brother’s, again telling her not to tell anyone, she said. She promised she wouldn’t.

She rushed inside, crying and shaking, and told her brother what happened. She wrote down everything she could remember before calling police, she said.

She explained what happened and was told to go to a hospital. The hospital sent her to the Partnership Rape Crisis Center, where she told her story and was tested for signs of rape. She also turned over her written account of what happened that night to the rape crisis center, where she was told it would help with an investigation into the officer, she said.

Seeking Answers

A portion of an Open Records Act request filed in June seeking the rape test’s results has not been responded to. Logan’s personnel file and internal affairs file have no mention of Victim 1 or any previous sexual assault complaints before Victim 2, the woman who reported the June 13 incident. The personnel file has little more than hiring paperwork.

Logan’s internal affairs file contains one sheet of paper. The top lists personal information: name, employee number, badge number and hiring date along with his department, division and sector. Below, reads “Incidents.”

The file lists several general allegations made by Victim 2 for the alleged sexual assault last month. The investigation into that incident remains ongoing.

A Knock on the Door

Little has officially happened in the three years since Victim 1 said she was raped. There is no record of an official investigation in Logan’s files.

She said she is trying to deal the best she can with what she said happened that night.

“I’ve tried to forget,” she said.

Three weeks ago, everything changed. Chattanooga Police Department internal affairs investigators came to her house, she said. They told her they had been looking into another case and came across her file. Two detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office also stopped by. With them, they had a file with her allegations — the sheet of paper she had written on the night of the alleged rape.

Two agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation also came. The FBI did not confirm nor deny an investigation into Logan.

“Longstanding Department of Justice policy prohibits the FBI from confirming or denying the existence of any investigation,” bureau spokesman Jason Pack wrote in an email.

However, the detectives left businesses cards, which Victim 1 showed the Times Free Press.

Moving Forward

Chad Phillips, the attorney representing Victim 2 for Sutherland & Belk, PLC, confirmed the law firm is gathering information for a legal case.

Chattanooga Police Department representatives have said over the last month they take sexual assault allegations seriously. Roddy echoed that sentiment during the June 16 news conference.

“When a community member comes forward and states an officer has not upheld his or her oath, failed to serve and protect or violated their trust, that officer will be questioned,” Roddy said. “His or her actions will be investigated, and if found true, that officer will be held accountable.”

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Rapist Cop Stephen Mitchell Released From Prison With A Serious Public Warning From His daughter.

Hey gang. 
This one is coming from the Mirror, A UK Site. 

Here is the link to the article and a few quotes.   Rapist Cop Rleased 

Rapist cop Stephen Mitchell is today branded a psychopath who will always be a danger to women by his own DAUGHTER.

She gave the chilling assessment after the Sunday People revealed how the sex predator was freed after just seven years behind bars.

The decision sparked outrage from 50-year-old Mitchell’s victims – who could number as many as 30.

The pervert police constable was warned by the judge who sentenced him that he might never be released.

But in a damning interview, Mitchell’s daughter Abbey, 22, has revealed how her father…

■ TERRORISED her with violence when she was growing up.

■ BOMBARDED her with phone calls from behind bars, saying ‘You will ­always be my little girl’.

■ And she believes he FOOLED ­parole chiefs into thinking he was a changed man by taking sewing and embroidery classes in jails.

Abbey said: “My father is a ­psychopath and he will always be a danger to women.

“He’s pulled the wool over the eyes of the Parole Board but he’s not changed a bit.”

Abbey was just 15 when she ­discovered her father had raped and sexually abused vulnerable women, including heroin addicts and a disabled girl, after offering them help while they were in custody at a police station in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He was given two life sentences at Newcastle crown court in 2011 after being found guilty of two rapes, three indecent assaults and misconduct.

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A woman told police she’s a ‘thoroughbred, white girl’ as she tried to avoid jail for DUI

South Carolina police say a woman who sped through a stop sign and was slurring her words allegedly used her race, intelligence and cleanliness as reasons she didn’t belong in jail.

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 32, was charged with a number offenses, including drunken driving, speeding and marijuana possession, after an early Saturday traffic stop in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Police say a Breathalyzer test showed Cutshaw’s blood-alcohol level at 0.18 percent. A person is considered impaired if their BAC is .08 percent or higher, according to South Carolina law.

During the course of the arrest, Cutshaw gave a number of reasons why she shouldn’t be jailed, some of which were used as evidence of her intoxication, according to police records obtained by the Associated Press and the Island Packet.

 

Among the statements Cutshaw made to police:

  • She is a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.”
  • She was a cheerleader and in a sorority.
  • Her partner is a police officer.
  • She had good grades, was in the National Honor Society and graduated from a “high accredited university.”

At the police station, Cutshaw allegedly used her race and cleanliness as a reason she didn’t belong in jail. An officer, who was also white, questioned why that would matter.

Cutshaw reportedly replied, “You’re a cop, you should know what that means.” She also said the officer should know her meaning “based on the people that come in this room.”

A dashcam video of the arrest shows Cutshaw begging not to be jailed and calling herself a “pretty girl,” according to the New York Post. In the video she also expressed worry that the arrest would “ruin her career.”

Cutshaw told police she drank two glasses of wine. When asked how full the glasses of wine were, she reportedly replied, “I mean I was celebrating my birthday.”

During the arrest, police say they also found marijuana and rolling papers in her car, and Cutshaw admitted she “may have” smoked earlier.

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