A first honors student at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus, the 12-year-old loves baseball, but Joey can’t shake the troublemakers at school.“They don’t like me, they never did,” he says.Overnight, this seventh-grader’s schoolyard differences followed him home, spray-painted for all to see on his South Philadelphia home where he lives with his parents and two younger siblings.
The threatening racially-charged words cut deep.“I turned around and just went, ‘Oh my God.’ I called him and said, ‘Hurry up, get out here and look at this,’” Margaux Messina, Joey’s mom, said.
Source: Boy Bullied At Philly School Wakes Up To Racist Graffiti On Home « CBS Philly
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a “scripted question,” quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards.
Source: Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me “Scripted Question” After Denying Question About Armed Guards | Video | RealClearPolitics
“Ruggiero admitted that he did not recuse himself from the cooperative agreement, despite having had several reminders and opportunities to do so throughout the agreement’s period of performance,” the inspector general said in a report. “He admitted he knew it was wrong to have approved the funding modification and to have engaged in communications about the agreement. He said he did not intend to violate any rules or improperly benefit himself or his family member from their involvement. Ruggiero said it was a mistake that he did not recuse himself and that it was his responsibility to consult with the ethics office directly, regardless of his senior employee’s assurances.”
Source: Official in Obama’s Interior Dept funneled thousands of dollars in grant money to family: Watchdog – Washington Times
Nearly five times as many murders are committed with knives than so-called “assault rifles,” according to the FBI.The new crime statistics released by the agency reveal that out of 11,961 murders performed within the U.S. in 2014, 660 were committed unarmed, 1,567 were committed with knives and only 248 murders were known to have been committed using rifles of any type, including single-shot long arms and “assault rifles” routinely demonized by gun control groups.
Source: FBI: Nearly 5X More Murders Committed With Knives Than Assault Rifles » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Five women were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia’s Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reported.The shooting took place outside a church in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya. The Russian news agency TASS cited Svetlana Petrenko of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation as the source for the number of people killed and wounded. The gunman was shot dead by police responding to the scene, a law enforcement source told the Interfax news agency. According to Interfax, the gunman has been identified as a local man in his early 20s.”People were leaving a church after an evening service when he opened gunfire at them,” Shuvalov told TASS. Two police officers and a woman were among the wounded, according to Shuvalov. One woman later died at a hospital, a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti.
Source: Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service | Fox News
Russian police are investigating whether three school attacks this week are connected after a teenager attacked a class with an axe and Molotov cocktail in the Buryatia region.
Five seventh-graders and their teacher were wounded on Friday when a ninth-grader in Buryatia’s capital Ulan-Ude, near Lake Baikal in Siberia, attacked them and burned the classroom, according to the investigative committee. One student was in critical condition.
The young man was detained and hospitalised after he tried to commit suicide, it said.
The instructor involved, Russian language and literature teacher Irina Ramenskaya, told Mash, a popular news channel on the Telegram messenger app, that she had been holding a class when suddenly the door opened and an object was thrown into the room. She was struck in the head, she said, and the room began to fill with smoke.
Source: Teen in Russia axes students and burns classroom in third school attack in a week
“Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal,” Goldman said.“The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election. We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election,” he continued.“The main goal of the Russian propaganda and misinformation effort is to divide America by using our institutions, like free speech and social media, against us. It has stoked fear and hatred amongst Americans. It is working incredibly well. We are quite divided as a nation.”
Source: Facebook VP Slams Media’s Russia Coverag | The Daily Caller
In the case of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old Florida mass-shooter, his mother’s sister, Barbara Kumbatovich, told the Miami Herald that she believed Cruz was on medication to deal with his emotional fragility.Newtown, Connecticut, school shooter Adam LanzaThis is strikingly similar to reports right after the 2013 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, when Mark and Louise Tambascio, family friends of shooter Adam Lanza and his mother, were interviewed on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” during which Louise Tambascio told correspondent Scott Pelley: “I know he was on medication and everything, but she homeschooled him at home cause he couldn’t deal with the school classes sometimes, so she just homeschooled Adam at home. And that was her life.” And here, Tambascio tells ABC News, “I knew he was on medication, but that’s all I know.”
Fact: A disturbing number of perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders in our modern era were either on – or just recently coming off of – psychiatric medications. A few of the most high-profile examples, out of many others, include:
Source: Media ignoring 1 crucial factor in Florida school shooting
BERLIN — After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials.The cash, delivered in a suitcase to a Berlin hotel room in September, was intended as the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to American officials, the Russian and communications reviewed by The New York Times. The theft of the secret hacking tools had been devastating to the N.S.A., and the agency was struggling to get a full inventory of what was missing.Several American intelligence officials said they made clear that they did not want the Trump material from the Russian — who was suspected of having murky ties to Russian intelligence and to Eastern European cybercriminals. He claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russia. But instead of providing the hacking tools, the Russian produced unverified and possibly fabricated information involving Mr. Trump and others, including bank records, emails and purported Russian intelligence data.
Source: American Spies Paid $100,000 to Russian Who Wanted to Sell Material on Trump – The New York Times