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Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • Chicago Bears Player Released for Domestic Violence

    Ray McDonald has once again been accused of domestic violence and is being released from the Chicago Bears, according to the San Jose Mercury News. McDonald was previously with the San Francisco 49ers, but was released due to a similar incident that occured at his home last August. The victim who reported the incident last week, says she was assaulted while holding a baby. The General Manager for ...
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  • Footage Shows Woman Abusing Daycare Children

    Christina Williamson was running her own daycare out of her home in Pleasant Hill, Iowa when a video showing abusive behavior was given to police. The Des Moines Register reported that the 28 year old woman had not gone through the proper certification process to have a daycare. At the time the video was recorded, there were at least 3 children at her house, and one was an infant. The images show ...
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  • Actress Granted Custody of Two Children

    Newsday reported on May 25, that actress Kelly Rutherford has recently found out that California ruled she will be able to regain custody of children she had with her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch. Giersch lives in Monaco with the 5 and 8 year-old since August of 2012. The father lost his visa earlier that year during a criminal investigation, and the children were ordered to live with him abroad ...
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  • Alabama Minister Attempts to Marry Same-Sex Couple

    According to news from AL.com, a minister in Alabama attempted to marry a same-sex couple in Prattville. Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Alabama, which led Anne Susan DiPrizio to plead guilty to charges from the event on February 10th of this year. She was charged with “misdemeanor disorderly conduct” last Monday. The minister was originally sentenced to spend 30 days in the Metro jail, but ...
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  • Phenix City Couple is Arrested for Child Neglect

    A couple from Alabama was put in jail last week, after not allowing their foster children to get out of the hot sun, back into their hotel room. The couple took their two foster children, ages 2 and 5, on a vacation with them to Daytona Beach Shores and were staying at a Hawaiin Inn. Several people in the hotel became concerned when it appeared that the children were sunburned, and were ...
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  • Public School Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse

    A former music teacher, Lawrence Joynes, is no longer at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School after pleading guilty to sexual abuse. The school is located in Silver Spring, Maryland in Montgomery County, the location of Joyne’s court hearing. So far the number of students involved has reached 14, and the ages of the children go down to 5 years old. Joynes videotaped the encounters, and the ...
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  • Texas Continues to Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    Last week, the Washington Post reported that Republican legislators in Texas are trying to pass a measure that would prevent same-sex couples from obtaining marriage licenses. This push is in response to the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling next month which could declare same-sex marriage legal. A representative from just outside of Houston, Cecil Bell, wants to make sure the a license would ...
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  • Don't Mess with Texas if You Owe Child Support

    ABC News reported that Bexar County is cracking down on those who are delinquent in their child support payments. There is now a team that has been assembled specifically for finding the law-breakers within the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Though there is over $32.4 million in unpaid support now, BCSO has made a lot of progress, making more arrests than the other ...
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  • Walking for Divorce Reform

    A local California man is walking for a cause, but it’s not for cancer awareness or a highly publicized political issue. Patrick Glynn wants to change divorce reform in the state of California, as told in the Daily Republic. In his second trek, Glynn will be walking 574 miles total to attract attention to divorce cases in which he describes parents “being stripped of their children,” because, ...
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