Complete strangers and well-wishers have donated more than $300,000 to help 15-year-old Cassidy Stay, the sole survivor of the brutal execution-style massacre carried out by her ex-uncle at her family's Texas home last Wednesday, which left her mother, father and four younger siblings dead.
Tuesday evening, a gofundme campaign established on behalf of Cassidy and the Stay family had already raised more than $311,000 of their $350,000 goal in just five days.
"This past week we have been shocked and deeply saddened with the senseless taking of the lives of Stephen and Katie Stay and four of their precious children, Bryan, Emily, Rebecca and Zachary," noted a message from the campaign's organizer, Jody Dellinger. more >>
A Miami police officer has been suspended with pay after he unknowingly stopped a superior officer for speeding, and then ended up in a tense scuffle with him after his superior allegedly refused to provide his driver's license, told him to "get back in his car, and attacked him as he tried to do his job last month.
A leaked copy of a video of the incident recorded by the officer, Marcel Jackson, using his personal GoPro camera and made public in a report by Al Crespo, has now become a damning piece of evidence in favor of Officer Jackson who worried shortly after the incident that he could suffer untold repercussions for simply trying to do his job. He was consoled in one clip of the recording, however, that there were several witnesses to what happened and expressed that it was God's way of getting back at the "nasty" Lieutenant to ensure any investigation of the incident would not simply be a case of the superior officer's word against his.
The clip of the traffic stop shows Officer Jackson pulling over a silver Chevy for speeding. He is then shown walking up to the driver's window where there is an inaudible exchange and brief waiting period until suddenly the driver appears to leap from his car and officer Jackson is shown grabbing the driver and wrestling him to the ground. Other officers are shown arriving at the scene during the scuffle and after a tense exchange with the man on the ground, the officers quickly realize that the speeding driver is Lieutenant David Ramras, assigned to Internal Affairs. more >>
A Texas family blames the federal government's inability to secure the U.S. border for the alleged assault of their 9-year-old daughter by an illegal immigrant from Mexico.
"He came across 30 days ago during all this influx of children from Central America," Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler told WFAA about the suspect who's been deported four times since 2003.
"I'm tired of the politics. That's what it is — politics. Secure the border and let's get on with it," Fowler added. more >>
Ordained Episcopalian priest and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theologian Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary Justin Holcomb has authored a book domestic violence with his wife Lindsey Holcomb, who has worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In their latest book, Is It My Fault? the Holcombs share the "good news of the Gospel" with victims of domestic violence. In the second of the three-part interview, Justin spoke with The Christian Post on how women can decipher if they are in a violent relationship, his beliefs on divorce in this context and if the book addresses male victims.
Interview has been edited for clarity and length.
CP: What are the signs that you are in a violent relationship? more >>
Ordained Episcopalian priest and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theologian Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary Justin Holcomb has authored a book domestic violence with his wife Lindsey Holcomb, who has worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In their latest book, Is It My Fault? the Holcombs share the "good news of the Gospel" with victims of domestic violence. In the first of a three-part interview, Justin spoke with The Christian Post on how he and his wife decided to write on this topic, his feelings about the term "rape culture," and the assumptions behind the title of their book.(Photo: Moody Publishers)Justin and Lindsey Holcomb are the authors of the recently released "Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence."
In a heartbreaking chain of events Thursday, a well-known South Florida pastor was shot dead after he refused to hand over his fake gold chain to two men who tried to rob him as he left a local market.
Police told Local 10 News that pastor Kenneth Johnson, 67, of Power of Faith Deliverance Ministries, was ambushed by at least two men in what they theorize was a robbery attempt.
Witnesses say that the robbers had targeted a fake gold chain the pastor had around his neck and they struggled over it before the senior citizen was shot dead. more >>