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  • One Woman Drops Case Against Bill Cosby WHAT? WHY?

    One Woman Drops Case Against Bill Cosby WHAT? WHY?

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    One Woman Drops Case Against Bill Cosby WHAT? WHY?

    Kristina Ruehli’s lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday that her client had decided not to pursue the case because the legal landscape has changed since she first filed suit in November. Cosby now faces criminal prosecution in Pennsylvania and similar civil actions are in play in Massachusetts and elsewhere by dozens of other accusers.

    “Ms. Ruehli is 72 and her husband just celebrated his 79th birthday,” Megan Deluhery, Ruehli’s lawyer, said. “She will watch the pending cases proceed in solidarity with other survivors, those known and unknown, while returning her focus, if she can, on her daily life and trying to put behind her all the pain this ordeal has caused her.”





  • Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Goes on Trial in November

    Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Goes on Trial in November

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    Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Goes on Trial in November

    A federal judge said Tuesday jurors will be picked this fall in the trial of a white man accused of killing nine members of a historic black Charleston, South Carolina, church. 

    Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Tuesday set Nov. 7 as the day to begin selecting jurors for the federal trial of Dylann Roof. His trial could start about two weeks later.

    Roof faces numerous federal counts, including hate crimes, in the June 17 shootings at Emanuel AME Church. He attended Tuesday’s hearing.



  • Gorilla Incident: Mother Argued with Son To Not Go in to Be with Gorilla

    Gorilla Incident: Mother Argued with Son To Not Go in to Be with Gorilla

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    Gorilla Incident: Mother Argued with Son To Not Go in to Be with Gorilla

    The family of a boy who entered a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla’s enclosure last weekend — spurring zoo officials to shoot and kill the animal — will be the focus of an investigation into the incident, Cincinnati police said Tuesday.

    The 3-year-old boy was dragged across a moat by the 450-pound gorilla on Saturday. After a 10-minute encounter, Cincinnati Zoo officials shot and killed the beloved and endangered gorilla, named Harambe. The boy was not seriously injured. The mother stated her son walked away with a concussion and scratches.
    Cincinnati police said Tuesday that their review “is only regarding the actions of the parents/family that led up to the incident and not related to the operation or safety of the Cincinnati Zoo.”
    AT2W’s Remarks: We say that the mother should have been watching him more closely. Even though we can’t believe there was an actual way for the child to get into the moat with the gorilla, the parents are liable for the incident. Yes, the gorilla should not have had to be killed but the child had to be saved. Point blank. We stand by the zoo making the decision to kill the gorilla because a child’s life was in danger and if not the news would be worse for them from the loss of a human life. We do believe the parents should face some kind of repercussions for their neglect. 
    Child’s mother faces backlash
    Meanwhile the child’s mother, who works at a child care center for toddlers and preschoolers in Cincinnati, has been the target of much public anger after zoo officials felt forced to shoot 17-year-old Harambe, an endangered western lowland silverback, to protect her son.
    Some suggested the boy’s parents should be held criminally responsible for the incident. An online petition seeking “Justice for Harambe” earned more than 100,000 signatures in less than 48 hours.
    “This beautiful gorilla lost his life because the boy’s parents did not keep a closer watch on the child,” the petition states.
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    The Child Argued with Mom About Going in to see the Gorilla
    The tragedy happened after the boy told his mother he was going to get into the moat, and the mother admonished him to behave before being distracted by other children with her, Kimberly Ann Perkins O’Connor told CNN.
    “The little boy himself had already been talking about wanting to go in, go in, get in the water and his mother is like, ‘No you’re not, no you’re not,’ ” O’Connor said. “Her attention was drawn away for seconds, maybe a minute, and then he was up and in before you knew it.”


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