13 year old Brooklyn Gittins has been found safe after having been missing since Tuesday evening, January 8, 2013, wearing only pajamas and a shirt. She disappeared without wearing shoes or a coat in chilly weather, yet has been found unharmed. However, questions are numerous and still need to be answered as to where she was and what she was doing while 1,000 volunteers searched for her for two day. Police now know that Brooklyn Gittins crawled out of her bedroom window and left on her own accord Tuesday night. However, authorities still don’t know whether to label the case a runaway or an abduction.
A 13-year-old girl who disappeared this week without shoes or a coat in chilly weather has been found unharmed, but questions abound about where she was and what she was doing while 1,000 volunteers searched for her for two days.
Brooklyn Gittins called her grandmother late Thursday night from a Wal-Mart store in South Jordan, Unified Police spokesman Lt. Justin Hoyal said. The woman then contacted police and officers located the child. She was uninjured and wearing the same clothes — and still without shoes or a coat.
Authorities still don’t know whether to label the case a runaway or an abduction.
They know that Brooklyn Gittins crawled out of her bedroom window and left on her own accord Tuesday night. She was picked up in a car by a person or persons who then harbored her for two days, Hoyal said.
Lt. Justin Hoyal of Salt Lake Unified Police told ABCNews.com that she is safe at home now, but anyone who was complicit in this disappearance will be held accountable and brought to justice.
“We believe that she did leave her house on Tuesday evening, and somebody picked her up and harbored her for the last two and a half days. We’re going to investigate,” he said. “She’s 13 years old, and for someone to hold her is wrong. We’ll do everything to find the person and bring [that person] to justice.”
President “Thin Skin” Obama Gets Feathers Ruffled when ABC’s Jake Tapper Asks Question at Obama Gun Safety Question … “This Is Not the First Incident of Horrific Gun Violence of your 4 Years – Where’ve you been?” … Obama, “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”
LOST IN SMALLNESS: THE VACATIONER IN CHIEF: What Presidential leadership … Obama gets defensive when asked a tough question by the media regarding gun safety at his “gun safety” press conference in the wake of the Sandy Hill Elementary School shootings. Actually Mr. President, YOU HAVE BEEN ON VACATION!
ABC’s Jake Tapper held President Barack Obama’s feet to the fire and chastised him while asking the president where he has been in the past four years when it comes to gun violence. As stated at the Daily Caller, suddenly Obama has a newfound concern over gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hill Elementary School shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 years old.
“It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008 in your first term and 2012 not to talk about gun violence,” Tapper said during the noon White House press conference. “You had your position on renewing the ban on semi-automatic rifles that then-Sen. Biden put into place, but you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?”
Obama thin skinned and defense answer: “Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake. I’ve been President of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”
Hmm, strange choice of words. Obama makes this vacation reference as he is about to take a 20 day vacation in Hawaii. Not been on vacation eh, Mr. President? In your first term as president Obama has played over 100 round of golf. Not been on vacation, you mean like the non-vacations that you have not been on listed below?
The Hypocrite in Chief: More Michelle Obama Sacrifice … Shows Up to Martha’s Vineyard with First Kids on Separate Plane at Tax Payer’s Expense
At the Summit of the Americas, Barack Obama Describes His Responsibilities … “Part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation”
I guess Barack Obama must have thought it no big deal after the mass shootings in Tuscan, AZ, Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the James Holmes ‘Dark Night Rising’ Movie Massacre and the Oregon mall shooting. Doesn’t it make you wonder how the 2012 or even the 2008 presidential elections would have turned out if the MSM had always asked Barack Obama tough questions and held him accountable?
Gallup: Americans Say Police Presence, Mental Health Screenings More Effect Than Banning Guns At Preventing School Shootings Like Sandy Hook
According to a recent Gallup poll following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a majority of Americans believe that a police presence, more attention to mental health screening and decreasing gun violence on TV and video games are all more effective than banning guns to prevent mass school shootings like what took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
However, Barack Obama and Democrats never waste the opportunity to exploit a bad situation. Obama has announced that VP Biden will head a commission to look into an “all of the above” search into things that can be done to prevent future shootings. Whether that can be done or not his debatable, but many are concerned that Obama’s “all of the above” approach will look similar to his energy policy and only deal with gun control.
Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mental health screening and treatment, and decreased depiction of gun violence in entertainment venues would be effective in preventing mass shootings at schools.
Americans rate the potential effectiveness of a ban on assault and semi-automatic guns as fourth on a list of six actions Gallup asked about. Americans rated the effectiveness of three potential actions higher than the semi-automatic weapon ban. But it is clear that Americans are not overwhelmingly convinced that any of the actions would be highly effective in preventing future school shootings. Slightly more than half (53%) of Americans say that increased police presence would be very effective. This action is at the top of the effectiveness list. The only other action that a majority of Americans view as very effective is government spending on mental health screening and treatment — 50% say this would be very effective.
Banning guns is fourth on the list of Americans for preventing violence, yet it is obviously number one in the partisan liberal agenda of Barack Obama, Democrats and liberals. The Gallup partisan breakdown on banning guns is as follows: 26% GOP, 36% Independent, 61% Democrat. One of the three is just a tab bit outside of the bell curve.
RUT-ROH, Where there is smoke, there is fire. Just when you thought Elmo was back and all was A-OK on Sesame Street, along comes new sex allegations with minors …
Recently Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo of Sesame Street fame was accused of sexual relations with a minor and took a leave of absence from The Children’s Television Workshop. However, as soon as the accusation was made that Clash denied, the accuser recanted his story. Everyone thought that Elmo was safe and set to go back to work. Not so fast! Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid new allegations he sexually abused an underage boy. The latest allegation comes from 24 year old college student, Cecil Singleton, who sued Clash for more than $5 million in federal court in New York . Singleton accused the actor of engaging in sexual behavior with him when he was 15.
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved — and lucrative — characters on TV and in toy stores.
Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work ‘Sesame Street’ is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer,” the 52-year-old performer said in a statement. “I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.”
His departure came as a 24-year-old college student, Cecil Singleton, sued Clash for more than $5 million Tuesday, accusing the actor of engaging in sexual behavior with him when he was 15. Singleton charged that Clash made a habit of trolling gay chat lines for underage boys and meeting them for sex.
From the New York Post:
Singleton claims he met Clash in 2003, through a gay telephone chat line.
The plaintiff said there was no intercourse with Clash until after he turned 18.
Before then, their intimate contact included “groping, masturbation, just a lot of intense kissing, touching, that kinda thing, dry-humping,” Singleton matter-of-factly told reporters during a Midtown press conference this afternoon.
One accuser can be explained away, especially when they recant; however, two accusers becomes a trend and sadly there may be more to come. I must admit I was a bit suspect when Clash took a leave of absence so quickly from Sesame Street when the first allegation was made. Something did not smell right. For something that he was so adamant about denying, the leave of absence was announced far too quickly. A co-worker discussed this story with me and said the underage sex story was recanted and asked if I was too quick to condemn the puppeteer. My response was, this is most likely not the end of this story. I would not be at all be surprised if more accusers came out of the woodwork. Not to the extent of Jerry Sandusky, but these kind of stories get legs once one person makes their sexual abuse known. And guess what happened?
Tickle This Elmo … Kevin Clash, the Voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo Accused of Having ‘Sexual Relationship with Underage Boy (Update: Accuser Recants Allegations)
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Move over Big Bird, you are yesterday’s news. It looks like Elmo is in the news front and center. 54 year old Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo of Sesame Street fame and the Children’s Television Workshop, is being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old boy. The individual bringing forth the charges is now 23. Elmo [Kevin Clash] admitted having a relationship with the accuser; however, Clash stated that it was not until the individual was an adult. Clash is denying the allegations of sex with an underage boy; however, he is taking a leave of absence from Sesame Street.
The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children’s show after the programme’s lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16.
TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false and defamatory.
Kevin Clash has issued a statement saying,”I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter. I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation.”
UPDATE I: Accuser recants allegations.
The anonomous individual who had made allegations against Elmo, now says that the relationship was consensual. That was a rather quick reversal of fortune. However, how does one really totally gain their reputation back after such a slanderous allegation? One would have thought that the law firn that that represented the now 24 year old man would have done more due dilligence. After all, they were the same firm that represented a victim in the Jerry Sandusky case.
The man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo, of an under-age sexual relationship has recanted that claim, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
The reversal came a day after the claim was published by the gossip Web site TMZ, threatening Mr. Clash’s reputation and alarming parents and other fans of the beloved children’s television franchise.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, June 28, 2012 – Preview of Tonights Show with Richard Muti, Charles Buckley, and Blink from BlinkonCrime
- Don’t miss tonights Dana Pretzer show with Authors Richard Muti and Charles Buckley discussing their book “The Charmer”. Also Blink from BlinkonCrime analyzing the Sandusky case.
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Daily Commentary – Monday, June 25, 2012 – Now That Justice Has Been Served in the Jerry Sandusky Case, What’s Next?
- With adopted son Matt being added to the long list of accusers, you have to wonder how many more charges will be filed after Sandusky guilty on 45 counts.
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As Nancy Grace would say … BOMBSHELL TONIGHT, or today as they case may be.
One of Jerry Sandusky’s adopted sons, Matt Sandusky,has said through his attorney that he was sexually abused by his father. OUCH. As the Sandusky jury was about to deliberate in the Sandusky child sex trial along comes this whopper. This morning, as the sequestered jury headed for deliberations, NBC News reported for the first time that the reason Jerry Sandusky did not take the stand in his own defense yesterday was because Matt was prepared to testify against his dad. So much for the gag order as this news surfaced regarding Matt’s allegations. Then again, the entire Sandusky child sex abuse trial was enought to make anyone gag.
Matt Sandusky, one of six adopted children of Jerry Sandusky, said through his attorney Thursday that he was sexually abused by the former Penn State assistant football coach, adding that he had been prepared to testify against him in a high-profile child rape case.
“At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators,” attorneys Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici said in a statement. “This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy.”
That accusation could lead to additional charges, including incest charges even though Matt Sandusky is adopted, according to Marci Hamilton, a Cardozo Law School professor who has represented victims and written on sexual abuse cases.
From NBC10 – Philadelphia, STATEMENT OF ATTORNEYS ANDREW SHUBIN AND JUSTINE ANDRONICI:
Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky’s adopted children, asked us to confirm with you the accuracy of this morning’s news reports indicating that he was prepared to testify truthfully as a Commonwealth witness.
During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse.
The judge tells the media that Sandusky verdict cannot be reported until court is adjourned. LOL … good luck to that dude. There is this little think called texting to an anonymous third party that might just put an end to that.
Because the jury is sequestered, they will not hear of the explosive revelation that came out just moments later: One of Sandusky’s adopted sons has reportedly just revealed to prosecutors that he, too, was a sexual molestation victim of the former Penn State football coach. According to the Patriot-News, the newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for first reporting the Sandusky scandal, 33-year-old Matt Sandusky had agreed to testify if called, but apparently the judge denied the prosecution’s last-minute request. The Daily Beast spoke to Matt’s biological mother, Debra Rose Long, in the courtroom today, but she declined to comment on the record. Long has always said she believes the Sanduskys “stole” her son from her, officially adopting him when he turned 18.
Child Molester Beaten to Death by Texas Dad Identified as Jesus Mora Flores … Also, More Disturbing New Details Released About Sexual Assault (VIDEO)
Authorities have identified the man who was beaten to death by a Texas father after he found the man attempting to rape his 5 year old daughter. Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said that the 23 year old father killed 47 year old Jesus Mora Flores from Gonzales, Texas. Jesus Mora Flores was killed on the afternoon of June 9 on a rural farm pasture on County Road 302 between Shiner and Yoakum after the child’s dad caught him trying to sexually assault his daughter.
From The Blaze:
Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said that the 23-year-old father killed Jesus Mora Flores, 47, from Gonzales, Texas. The sheriff said Flores was not in the U.S. illegally and was in possession of a green card also known as a permanent resident card. Investigators have been working with Mexican Consulate officials to locate his family, the news release revealed.
Harmon previously indicated that it is unlikely that the father, who has not been identified to protect his daughter, will face any criminal charges. It seems even less likely in light of some new details that have been released.
But it is now clear that the father walked into a even more horrifying scene than previously known.
“When emergency medical personnel arrived, Jesus Mora Flores‘ pants and underwear were down and the man’s genitals were exposed,” Harmon was quoted saying in the press release, as reported by the Victoria Advocate.
Good riddance. There is not a grand jury that would find fault with what this father did. With the latest details that have come out in the case, every father would have beaten the piece of dirt to death, remorse be damned.
Don’t Mess With Texas … Texas Father Kills Predator He Caught Sexually Assaulting His 4 Year Old Daughter
File this one under, it is hard to believe that anyone would find fault in defending your 4 year old daughter from a sex predator, Subtitle, “Don’t Mess With Texas”.
A Texas father killed a man that he caught sexually assaulting his 4 year old daughter. The father returned to the house, caught the perv in the act of assaulting his daughter and stopped him by striking him in the head several times. So will the father be charged with a murder? It is hard to believe. When asked whether they would press charges against the father, the sheriff responded, “You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him.” My bet is that he will not be charged. In fact, he should be given an award. As the Joshua Pundit says, maybe even Father of the Year. Agreed!
A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.
The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.
Neither has been publicly identified.
The girl was left inside the family’s house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said.
The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.
The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.
The father is described as being remorseful as he didn’t know the man would die. Huh, remorseful why? Sorry, but when a predator perv attacks your 4 year old child or any age for that matter, you have the right to do everything and anything at your means to protect your family. There will be no jury … as most everyone in Shiner, TX stated … “he deserved everything he got”.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.