A Florida youth pastor has been arrested and charged with forcing four teenage boys into prostitution by telling them that they could make money modeling and threatening them if they didn't agree to have sex with male clients he met on the internet.
According to a Miami police report, Ron Cooper, who goes by the nickname "Romeo," sex trafficked four boys aged 16 to 18, who were forced to have sex for money at three different Miami-Dade County hotels and at an adult bookstore in Miami.
The district attorney in Orange County, California has filed a lawsuit against two biomedical procurement companies and has accused them of turning illegal lucrative profits from the sales of aborted baby body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood clinics.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced last week that his office has filed a civil complaint against sister companies DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences. The lawsuit alleges that the companies are guilty of selling hundreds of aborted baby tissue units all over the world for an extremely marked up profit.
"This is an unlawful, unfair, business practices case filed under CA Business and Professions Code section 17200," Rackauckas stated in a news release. "This Office is continuing to investigate and develop this case. All of the evidence we are using in this case was put together by the District Attorney's Office." more >>
A Swedish prosecutor has ruled that flying the Islamic State's black flag is perfectly legal and does not constitute a hate crime, even though the terrorist group strives to kill all non-Muslims and others who oppose its violent brand of Sunni Islam.
According to the Swedish news outlet The Local, prosecutor Gisela Sjövall said last week that she won't be prosecuting a 23-year-old man who posted pictures of the IS flag on his Facebook page in June.
After posting the flag to his social media account, the man, who came to Sweden from Syria, was investigated by police in the town of Laholm on the grounds that he might be guilty of spreading "hate speech" by supporting the flag of the brutal and heinous terrorist outfit. more >>
Over the past couple of years, there has been increased public outrage over police violence against African-Americans.
Entities like the "Black Lives Matter" movement and many liberals argue that such violence is pervasive and requires major reforms within police departments across the country.
Others, including police unions and many conservatives, argue that these concerns are based on misinterpreting statistics and are fomenting anti-police sentiment in many cities. more >>
A pastor and his wife who were getting ready for a revival crusade at their church last weekend were forced to cancel the event to prepare for the funeral of their 16-year-old daughter after she was killed in a hit-and-run accident while handing out flyers advertising the crusade on Saturday morning.
Police told WSB-TV Atlanta 2 that the teenager, Caelyn Olds, and an older woman in her 60s were hit by a driver high on prescription drugs while handing out flyers for the revival event in the 400 block of Hood Avenue in Fayetteville, Georgia. Caelyn's stepfather, Nicholas Adams, is a preacher at the Middle Fayette Church of Christ where the revival was expected to take place.
Officials explained in a CBS46 report that the driver, 42-year-old Marcia DeMarcus, was driving a pickup truck along Hood Avenue when she swerved near Caelyn and the older woman who were walking along the shoulder of the road. more >>
Julia Martin, a 28-year-old woman described by her family as an ambitious churchgoer, was stabbed to death at her Chicago, Illinois, home by her 35-year-old ex-fiancé who then jumped to his death.
Police told CBS Chicago that Martin's ex-fiancé, identified by friends and family online as independent personal trainer Rodney Harvey, confronted her at her home in the Prairie Shores neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago at about 7 p.m. and stabbed her repeatedly after barging into her bedroom.
Martin's father, Derrick Martin, told the Chicago Tribune that his daughter was in a relationship with Harvey for about three years but approximately six months ago they broke up. He said Harvey visited his daughter on Friday night on the premise of collecting the engagement ring he had given to his daughter. But instead of collecting his ring, he forced Julia's door open stabbed her repeatedly, then jumped to his death from her apartment in the 3000 block of South King Drive. more >>