A youth pastor was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after police found thousands of images of female babies, toddlers, prepubescent girls and other children being raped on his home computer in Cockeysville, Md.
The investigation by Baltimore County Police found that Robert David Wright, 35, who led a youth group at Clynmalira United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Md., also allegedly shared the images with others online.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Pastor John Dailey of Clynmalira released a statement on Monday in which he confirmed that Wright is a member of his church and was a volunteer leader of the congregation's youth group, while adding that church officials are taking the allegations against him "very seriously." more >>
In what is being described as Ireland's most gruesome murder of 2014, an Italian man claims he murdered then ate his devout Christian landlord's heart during a row over a chess match. But a post mortem revealed the missing body part is a lung.
"The victim's heart was intact but the post-mortem confirms that a lung was removed from the body and has not been located," a source told the Belfast Telegraph of the dead Christian victim, Tom O'Gorman, 39.
Pop singer Justin Bieber went on an expletive-filled egg-throwing attack on his neighbors' house, causing $20,000 in damage last Thursday. Detectives with the L.A. County Sheriff's office believe the singer is likely to be slapped with a felony charge.
Entertainment website TMZ.com highlights video in a report showing the ugly confrontation between the singer and his neighbors as he was caught hurling eggs at their property.
"In California, if the damage is greater than $400 it becomes FELONY vandalism. We're told the homeowner's damage could be in the 10s of thousands of dollars because the very expensive Venetian plaster on the outside of the house has to be redone, and very expensive doors and other items were either damaged or ruined," explained TMZ in a report on Saturday. more >>
A 27-year-old pharmacist who reportedly lost all her teeth after tumbling out of a moving LAPD squad car last year has alleged in a lawsuit that the incident happened because she was being sexually assaulted while she was in handcuffs by her arresting officer.
"He was grabbing my left inner thigh. Trying to, I'm assuming, opening my legs, touching my chest. Grabbing at it. Pulling my ear to face me toward him," said Kim Nguyen, the alleged victim in a deposition taped last December. In addition to losing all her teeth after the sexual attack, Nguyen had to spend two weeks in the hospital and had to have her jaw wired shut, according to a CBS report.
A lawsuit filed against the LAPD by Nguyen's attorney, Arnoldo Cassillas, alleges that the video of the incident shows the pharmacist bleeding on the ground with her dress removed from the waist down. It also claims that the officer's negligence during the sexual assault on March 17, 2013, caused Nguyen to fall from the police vehicle. more >>
A California pastor has denied allegations that he and three other adults teamed up together to throw a Molotov cocktail into the minister's ex-girlfriend's home.
The woman, two other adults and three children were sleeping in the house when the bomb was thrown. The attack and the fire it started were reported to authorities at 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, though its inhabitants were able to extinguish the flames without emergency help.
Mark Lewis, 39, who pastors Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, Calif., was arrested along with Anthony Newbolt, 33, Richerd Wright, 28, and Kristen Broyles, 30, after police stopped their car shortly after the incident was reported. According to investigators, Lewis' accomplices were homeless and at least two were living out of the church. more >>
Right now, China and Russia are having a great laugh at America's expense. For a once proud country with strong moral character and intellectual ambition, we have become a nation intent on destroying itself from within. The publicly sanctioned and widespread celebration of indolent potheads toking themselves into oblivion in Colorado is only the latest example.
We have come a long way from Nancy Reagan's largely successful "Just Say No" campaign to educate students on the dangers of drugs and their consequences. Call it "You Can Say Yes. "
In the minds of many conservatives, the lines are becoming quickly blurred on the legalization of mind-altering substances as well as the punishment of drug offenders. Libertarians are taking up the cause to push for universal legalization of marijuana around the country. Some are doing this because of Americans' growing fear of our government's intrusion into our private lives while others are doing it because of easier access to their favorite recreational pastime. Indeed, the latter motivation seems to be so popular, that it quickly turned into one of the most popular battle cries amongst the young adults for the election of Rep. Ron Paul in the 2012 Republican Primary. more >>