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Student Faces Prison After Forcing Flight To Be Cancelled To Stop Afghan Man’s Deportation

October 22, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

As every air passenger knows, a plane cannot take off until all on board have taken their seats and buckled their belts. A young Swedish activist named Elin Ersson used that rule to keep a flight carrying an Afghan man who was reportededly being deported to Kabul from taking off from Gothenburg.

When the Swedish student discovered her fellow passenger was actually an asylum seeker who was due to be deported back to Kabul after landing in Istanbul, she decided to take action.

Taking out her phone, Elin took a 14-minute clip, which shows her refusing to take a seat, knowing the plane would be unable to take off if she remained standing.

Elin can be heard protesting:

"I don’t want a man’s life to be taken away just because you don’t want to miss your flight. I am not going to sit down until the person is off the plane."

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Transgender Woman Rachel McKinnon Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

October 22, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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A transgender woman has won a world championship in cycling for the first time.

Rachel McKinnon won gold in the sprint at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships on Saturday.

McKinnon has faced backlash for her participation in the Los Angeles-based championships, with many people online accusing her of having an unfair advantage over her opponents.

The Canadian cyclist, who is also an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at South Carolina’s College of Charleston, has defended herself against the claims on Twitter.

In one post, she wrote: “I train 15-20hrs/week, twice/day 5-6 days/week. Yeah…I just jumped off the couch and won. Transphobic bigots, y’all.”

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A Man Killed Himself After Writing A Facebook Post Confessing To The Murders Of His Mother And Friend

October 16, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

A 22-year-old man from Tennessee shot his mother and friend to death, then turned the gun on himself. But before that last step, he posted on Facebook that “What I did is unforgivable. And prayer is a waste of time, nothing happens after death, but if there is a hell, I’m going to be in the lake of ice at the bottom.”

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Man Who Lost Nose And Eye To Cancer Asked To Cover His Face Or Leave South Carolina Store

October 15, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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A South Carolina man who lost one of his eyes and his nose to cancer was told to cover his face or leave a convenience store.

WCIV reports 65-year-old Kirby Evans stopped at the Forks Pit Stop in Waterloo Tuesday, got donuts and a drink and sat down to eat. He said the manager approached him and “jerked” him into her office. 

“The words that came out of her mouth hurt me so deep,” Evans told the Charleston-area ABC station.

He said the manager told him he was scaring away customers and asked him to cover his face or leave.

“How can a person eat anything with his face covered?” he asked.

Evans said he is used to people staring at him. He had surgery seven years ago to remove a type of skin cancer from his face. His left eye and entire nose was removed, leaving his face disfigured.

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Woman Fired After Blocking Man From Entering His Own Apartment

October 15, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

Hilary Brooke Thornton is the latest person to expose their ugly side to the public and it has cost her her job. Thornton was fired from her job as manager of a luxury apartment building in St. Louis after a video surfaced that shows her preventing a black man, D’Arreion Toles, from entering the building which he lives in. Once Toles made his way into the building, Thornton continued to follow him.

“You are blocking me into my building. This is my building as well. So, I need you to get out my way,” Toles says in the video which was published on his Facebook page.

Despite the unfortunate situation, Toles said that he has no hard feelings towards Thornton, who was the senior property manager at Tribeca-STL/STLCityWide. He discussed the incident with local news outlet KMOV.

“I am not mad at her. I am not upset with her. I am not going to go after her legally or anything like that. I wish her the best. I would still have a conversation with her.”

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Woman Apologizes for Falsely Accusing 9-Year-Old Boy of Sexually Assaulting Her

October 15, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

A woman who called the police on a 9-year-old black boy, claiming he inappropriately touched her, apologized to the child on Friday.

The incident took place in Brooklyn on Wednesday, when the woman, 53-year-old Teresa Klein called the police after she thought the child grabbed her behind.

She quickly earned the nickname “Cornerstore Caroline” by 37-year-old Jason Littlejohn, a Flatbush native who took footage of the incident outside the bodega, a video that has since gone viral on Facebook.

 

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The Story Of Jean-Claude Romand, The Man Who Faked His Entire Life And Ended Up Killing His Whole Family

October 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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Jean-Claude Romand was a hard worker, a family man, and a son that any parent could be proud of. There was just one problem; he was also a phenomenal liar. As far as anyone knew, Jean-Claude worked for a world-famous organization helping to make the world a better place.

For decades, Jean-Claude lived that lie and many others. In the end, those lies would take in everyone he cared about and would eventually lead him and all of his loved ones to ruin…

Early life

Jean-Claude Romand was born in Lons-le-Saunier, France. He spent his childhood in the quaint village of Clairvaux-les-Lacs. Jean-Claude was a happy, quiet child who kept to himself and was a good pupil in primary school. His mother was particularly prone to bouts of anxiety and was considered fragile. So from a young age, he learned that he could stave off his parents’ worry by lying to them.

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Woman Dies Climbing Mt. Everest Trying To Prove That Vegans Aren’t Weak

October 3, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

An Australian woman who set out to climb Mount Everest to prove that “vegans can do anything” died Saturday after developing altitude sickness.

Maria Strydom, 34, had reached the final camp from the summit before she and her husband, Robert Gropel, both began suffering from high-altitude pulmonary edema, which caused fluid to build up in Strydom’s brain, the Washington Post reports.

Her husband survived and was taken to a Nepal hospital for treatment, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. “Physically he’s OK, we think,” Heinz Gropel, Robert’s father, told the Australian. “Mentally he is a mess. He’s just lost his wife. These guys were not amateurs, they were experienced climbers.”

Strydom had sought out to prove that she could scale the mountain while on a vegan diet, the Monash University lecturer told the university’s blog. “It seems that people have this warped idea of vegans being malnourished and weak,” Strydom said. “By climbing the seven summits we want to prove that vegans can do anything and more.”

Two other people died on Everest, including 36-year-old Eric Arnold, who was part of the couple’s climbing party, and 25-year-old Phurba Sherpa, according to CNN. About 30 more climbers have become sick, frostbitten or both near the summit, the Associated Press reports.

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Preschool Worker Charged For Running Toddler Fight Club

October 2, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

A former preschool employee  is facing nearly two dozen charges after reportedly encouraging children at a daycare to fight on the playground, then posting videos of it to social media.

The Columbus Dispatch reports 30-year-old Chavay Williams, of Columbus, was charged Wednesday with 21 counts of child endangering.

Court records say Williams posted a video on Snapchat in June showing children fighting at Playtime Pre-School. The video, captioned with words like “knock out” and a boxing glove emoji, shows children crying and trying to escape a fenced-in playground during the fights.

The video also shows some of the children crying and “using a chair to try to escape the playground area while staff recorded the activity without a response,” according to court records.

Williams was fired after police and Playtime learned of the video. She told detectives she wanted to show parents how their children acted.

Police say a teacher who failed to intervene hasn’t been charged and will be treated as a witness.

If convicted, the maximum sentence on each of the 21 charges would be six months in jail.

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Mom Sues After Son Doesn’t Make Varsity Soccer Team

October 1, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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The mother of a St. Louis high school student is suing after her son did not make the varsity soccer team and was not allowed to play on the junior varsity team, according to KTVI.

The woman’s attorney said the issue in the case, filed in federal court, is age and sex discrimination. Her son is only identified as “John Doe” in court papers.

Friday morning, Ladue High School officials said if a junior does not make the varsity team, the boy cannot play again on the junior varsity team. The school said this is to give younger students a chance to develop their skills so that they will be prepared to try out for varsity.

The student’s mother says her son, a junior who already played on the junior varsity team, is good enough play again on the same team and should be allowed to do so, despite not making the varsity squad.

The coach sent the family an email that said their son was in consideration when it came to picking varsity team members. He wrote that the boy has holes in his technical ability and decision-making.

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