Teen convicted in 2014 Slender Man stabbing seeking early releaseOne of the two Wisconsin teen girls who plotted to murder their friend to appease fictional internet demon Slender Man in 2014 is seeking early release from a mental health institution. Anissa Weier, now 19, will formally ask for her release March 10, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Weier and Morgan Geyser schemed to murder classmate Payton Leutner in May 2014, fearing that Slender Man, a mysterious evil figure they read about online, would kill their families otherwise. Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier encour...
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Teen convicted in 2014 Slender Man stabbing seeking early release
One of the two Wisconsin teen girls who plotted to murder their friend to appease fictional internet demon Slender Man in 2014 is seeking early release from a mental health institution. Anissa Weier, now 19, will formally ask for her release March 10, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Weier and Morgan Geyser schemed to murder classmate Payton Leutner in May 2014, fearing that Slender Man, a mysterious evil figure they read about online, would kill their families otherwise. Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier encouraged her, and the two left their friend to die in the woods of Wa...
New York Daily News
Former Rangers reliever Sam Dyson suspended for 2021 season for domestic abuse allegations
Former Texas Rangers relievers Sam Dyson was suspended for the entire 2021 season for violating the league’s domestic violence policy. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the punishment Friday. Dyson’s former girlfriend Alexis Blackburn alleged he was physically, mentally and verbally abusive in several social media posts in 2019 and early in 2020 and later in a story in The Athletic in November. “I deserve to wake up safe, without fear of coercion or violence,” Blackburn posted on Instagram. “This past year showed me I’m a lot stronger than I think and I’m resilient and I WILL eventually b...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Marine hospitalized after alleged assault at California's Camp Pendleton, authorities say
SAN DIEGO — A Marine is in the hospital after an alleged assault this week at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps officials said Thursday. A Marine Corps official declined to offer further details about the victim, who is a woman, or the circumstances of the alleged assault. "We are aware of an alleged assault that occurred aboard Camp Pendleton, California, on March 2, 2021," said Maj. Kendra Motz, a 1st Marine Division spokeswoman. "The incident is currently under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service." The Marine is receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at Scrip...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Violent extremists still plotting, officials and experts warn
The U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 may have appeared to be the climax of a period of domestic civil unrest. But experts and government officials who have tracked the rise of violent domestic extremists over the past several years say the threat of more extremist-led violence will remain an on-going fact of American life. Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior advisor at the RAND Corp. think tank and an expert on terrorism, said Jan. 6 was a "pivotal point" for the anti-government radicals behind the assault. The next phase may be both more dangerous and harder to predict, he said. "We could well...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dahleen Glanton: Sexual misconduct can’t bring down Gov. Cuomo alone. It needs the help of partisan politics
Three women have accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of making lewd sexual advances. If the allegations are true, it makes him a disgusting human being. But like most sexual misconduct scandals involving prominent men, the actual harassment ends up taking a back seat to partisan politics. The loathsome act often is relegated to a supporting role in the familiar storyline of Democrats vs. Republicans and their quest for power. Meanwhile, reports of sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace, have remained constant over the last five years, despite the #MeToo movement that seeks to empower ...
Editorial: ‘Anybody else would have been arrested’: Special treatment for Chiefs’ Britt Reid?
It’s hard to imagine that anybody less connected than former Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid could have admitted to having a few drinks — two or three, he said — before a crash that paralyzed a 5-year-old and yet would not have been arrested at the scene. Reid still has not been charged, of course, nearly a month after little Ariel Young last spoke or moved or responded in any way. On Tuesday, the attorney for her family, Tom Porto, reminded the world of that fact in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He told The Star’s editorial board that “Anybody else wi...
The Kansas City Star
Transgender inmate sues Michigan prison system: I was forced to bunk with rapist, then got raped
DETROIT — A transgender female prisoner says she repeatedly begged not to be housed with a convicted rapist, but was forced to share a bunk with him anyway — and then got raped within 24 hours, according to a new federal lawsuit filed against the Michigan Department of Corrections. The lawsuit alleges that multiple MDOC staff members ignored the inmate's pleas for help, accused her of lying, and mocked and laughed at her as her bunkmate called her slurs while other inmates taunted her. After her attack, one officer was half asleep when she went to her for help while another two prison officers...
Detroit Free Press
Boy Scouts to sell Rockwell paintings to pay abuse settlements
New York (AFP) - The Boy Scouts of America has said it will sell its vast collection of Norman Rockwell paintings as part of a multi-million-dollar victims' fund to settle sexual abuse lawsuits. At least 95,000 former scouts have sued the 111-year-old organization for compensation over alleged sexual abuse committed by scout leaders spanning decades. As part of a reorganization plan filed in a bankruptcy court in Delaware on Monday, the Boy Scouts listed hundreds of artworks it would sell to help fund the settlements. Among them were 59 pieces by renowned American painter and illustrator Rockw...
Missouri man threatened to murder Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II day after Capitol riot, DOJ says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A southwest Missouri man has been indicted for threatening to murder two members of the U.S. House, including Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, according to federal prosecutors. The three-count indictment charging Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, of Marionville, alleges he threatened to assault and kill Cleaver, a Democrat who represents Kansas City, on Jan. 7 with the "intent to impede, intimidate and interfere" with Cleaver's official duties, according to a Department of Justice news release. The alleged threat came a day after the riot at the U.S. Capitol, where a violent mob breached the b...
The Kansas City Star