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    GENEVA (Reuters) - An investigator for the U.N. Human Rights Council urged member states on Thursday to pressure Saudi Arabia to free women activists before a G20 nations summit which Riyadh will be hosting in November. At least a dozen prominent womens rights activists were arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2018 as it lifted a ban on women driving cars, a step that many of the detainees had long campaigned for. The women were rounded up as part of a...
    Ahead of notorious GOP dirty tricker Roger Stone‘s prison reporting date, right-wing media outlets are making a fuss about the conditions he could face do to the coronavirus pandemic. Hide The goal is to cast Stone as the victim of circumstance—all in the hopes of securing a pardon from President Donald Trump. Hide The websites are busy pushing a healthy does of whataboutism, citing other inmates who have been released due to concerns about coronavirus overwhelming prison populations. The...
    An international music program founder who distributed semen-tainted flutes to five elementary school girls in Orange and Los Angeles counties in 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura, who formed Flutes Across the World in 2009 and has worked with thousands of children across the United States, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to six counts of lewd acts against children. “There is no place in our society for crimes against...
    By Edward McAllister and Josiane Kouagheu DAKAR/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - On the morning of April 24, Fritz Takang became so breathless he could barely walk across the cramped cell he shared with 60 inmates at the main prison in Cameroons capital, Yaounde. That night, he said, he was evacuated with five others to an apartment complex that was being used to quarantine suspected COVID-19 cases. Near dawn the following morning, Takang, 48, heard a fellow inmate in distress in a neighbouring...
    NEW CASTLE (KDKA) – Family and friends gathered in New Castle on Wednesday to remember an 8-year-old boy killed one year ago. Markie Mason was stabbed to death in New Castle by Keith Burley. According to police, Burley had been released from prison a few months earlier after he had committed numerous violent crimes. Mason’s death has brought about a push to get the state to pass “Markie’s Law” which would add two years to a prisoner’s...
    (CNN)The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the nations prison system, causing higher rates of infection and death compared to the general population.The number of US prison residents who tested positive for Covid-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general US population, according to an analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.The study, published as a research letter in JAMA Wednesday, analyzed cases and deaths from March 31 to June 6 using publicly...
    CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend when they were teenagers in 1970 wont get a shorter prison sentence. A Shiawassee County judge said Daniel Wheeler will continue to serve a life sentence with no chance for parole. He has been in prison for nearly 50 years. Wheeler, now 68, was convicted of killing 16-year-old Erlinda Paz. He was 17 at the time of her death. Wheelers conviction carried a mandatory life sentence with no...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DON THOMPSON SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California inmates keep dying of apparent complications of the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday, as Gov. Gavin Newsom met with a federal judge who has personally appealed for widespread early releases to allow for more separation among prisoners. Another California death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died Tuesday in the midst of an outbreak that has infected about 40% of inmates there. And an...
    GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A Laurel woman is facing federal charges for three separate alleged fraud schemes. A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Justina Elena Olivero, 33, for bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and unlawful possession of stolen mail. According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, beginning in at least August 2017 and continuing through May 2020, Olivero allegedly orchestrated three separate fraud schemes involving multiple victims and losses of more than...
    BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — One year ago Wednesday, a deadly stabbing stunned a local neighborhood. New Castle police say Keith Burley stabbed 8-year-old Markie Mason more than 100 times. (Photo Credit: Family of Mark Mason) On the anniversary of the little boy’s death, a new law intends to honor his memory. “My son’s a victim, yes, but my son’s a hero,” said the boy’s father Mark Mason. “And I want my son remembered as a hero, not a victim.”...
    GARDENA (CBSLA) — A security guard who authorities say shot a man after they fought over him not wearing a mask has been charged with murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Umeir Hawkins, 38, and his wife, Sabrina Carter, 50, both of Los Angeles, were arrested Monday in connection with the murder of 50-year-old Jerry Lewis of Gardena. Lewis was pronounced dead Sunday evening at a store in the 2300 block of Rosecrans Avenue. Police say...
    A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to more than a decade in prison for murdering his girlfriend during a cruise to the Bahamas in early 2018. Eric Duane Newman, 55, of Topeka, Kansas, pleaded guilty last December to one count of murder in the second degree for killing Tamara Tucker with malice aforethought, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a press release. Eric Duane Newman will spend 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing...
    In a Wednesday report for Vanity Fair, Gabriel Sherman claims that Attorney General William Barr is opposed to commuting Republican operative Roger Stone’s 40-month prison sentence, which is set to begin July 14. According to Sherman’s reporting, Donald Trump has told people he wants to commute Stone’s sentence, while Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone are opposed to the plan. “Barr has told Trump not to do it, and if he does there will be a mutiny at DOJ,”...
    President Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone has been blocked on Facebook and Instagram just days after he publicly asked the commander in chief for clemency and petitioned a federal appeals court to put off his 40-month prison sentence, his supporters charged. “Facebook and Instagram have just disabled Roger Stone’s account in an outrageous display of censorship and because he dares to fight to prove his innocence. WE ARE ALL ROGER STONE NOW. @JackPosobiec @johncardillo @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted an account called...
    President Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone has been blocked on Facebook and Instagram just days after he publicly asked the commander in chief for clemency and petitioned a federal appeals court to put off his 40-month prison sentence, his supporters charged. “Facebook and Instagram have just disabled Roger Stone’s account in an outrageous display of censorship and because he dares to fight to prove his innocence. WE ARE ALL ROGER STONE NOW. @JackPosobiec @johncardillo @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted an account called “Age...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of continuing to run a crack cocaine trafficking ring while an inmate at the state prison with the help of his mother has been sentenced to more than six years in a federal prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Fellow inmates provided James Gomes, 33, of Pawtucket, with prospective buyers outside of prison and their contact information, according to U.S. attorneys office in Rhode Island. Gomes often passed the information through his 51-year-old...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former psychologist at the Nebraska State Penitentiary has been charged with a felony after a search of her bag turned up an intimate letter from an inmate. Sarah Tielke, 44, of Papillion, was charged Monday with unauthorized communication with an inmate, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. A court affidavit said Tielke tried to put her bag into a locker on Feb. 25 after she was selected for a random search. A search of the bag...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Coronavirus cases in U.S. prisons are five times higher than the general population and the death rate is three times higher, according to new research from Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schools of Public Health. Prisoners who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population — with a case rate of 3,251 per 100,000 prisoners as compared to 587 cases person 100,000 for the general population. Researchers also found the death rate was...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore County lawmaker has pre-filed legislation that would punish people who vandalize or destroy state monuments with up to 10 years in prison. Del. Nino Mangione, a Republican, said Tuesday he was pre-filing the draft legislation ahead of the 2021 General Assembly session. The Monument Protection Act of 2021 would make it illegal to damage, destroy or vandalize a monument, memorial or “statue of historical significance” in the state. Punishments would range from a mandatory...
    A condemned inmate at San Quentin State Prison has become the fourth prisoner on the state’s death row to die since Friday from complications of COVID-19, authorities said. David Reed, 60, died Tuesday at an outside hospital, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Condemned San Quentin inmate David Reed, 60, died from Tuesday from complications of the coronavirus, authorities said.  His death follows that of Dewayne Michael Carey, 59; Scott Thomas Erskine, 57; and...
    Dutch police said they discovered a twisted, underworld prison with sound-proof torture chambers to stifle prisoners’ screams. The operation uncovered seven shipping containers converted into the prison cells and torture chambers during a warehouse raid in Wouwse Plantage, a village close to the southern border with Belgium, on June 22. Video released by the police showed heavily armed officers blasting open a door at the warehouse then opening the containers one by one. “Six of the containers were intended as...
    The Washington state elementary school teacher who birthed the children of and later married a student she was convicted of raping in 1997 died Monday, according to her attorney.  Mary Kay Letourneau, 58, died of stage 4 cancer, said attorney David Gehrke, according to NBC affiliate KING 5 News. Gehrke represented her during the infamous 1997 case that led to her pleading guilty of raping student Vili Fualaau. Letourneau was 34 and Fualaau was 12 or 13 when their sexual...
    SICK t-shirts predicting the murder of Ghislaine Maxwell are set to be banned from online auction site eBay. Maxwell is currently in jail in New York and is charged with six counts of sex trafficking and perjury relating to her relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. 4T-shirts predicting Maxwells murder in jail are set to be pulled from eBayCredit: eBay 4A pin badge with the same slogan is also being sold on the online auction siteCredit: EBay Millionaire financier Epstein died...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of driving over his girlfriend, forcing her into his car and threatening to kill her has been sentenced to probation. Ricky Schuh, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charges in an agreement with prosecutors. He was charged in March with kidnapping, aggravated assault and terrorizing. The kidnapping charge was reduced to felonious restraint under the terms of the plea agreement, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Police said Schuh struck the woman with his...
    Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted of raping him in a case that drew international headlines, has died. She was 58. Her lawyer David Gehrke said Letourneau died Tuesday of cancer. He did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press. Letourneau was a married mother of four having difficulties with her marriage in 1996 when Vili Fualaau was a precocious 12-year-old in her class at Shorewood Elementary in Burien,...