Florida State Agrees to Pay Jameis Winston Rape Accuser $950,000 to Settle Law Suit

FSU SHOULD BE ASHAMED, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW A NEAR MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT IS ALWAYS PAID OUT FOR FALSE ALLEGATIONS …

The Florida State University Seminols have finally settled the federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, the former female FSU student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012 of rape. FSU agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000, an amount that includes attorney’s fees, as well as make a five-year commitment to awareness, prevention and training programs. WOW, really, a 5 year commitment to rape awareness and prevention. Just 5 years? For a university that did everything to delay and cover up this crime so that their QB could win FSU a National Championship, they should just hang their heads in shame.  The lump sum is the largest settlement for Title IX claims regarding indifference to a student’s sexual assault. Because Jameis Winston was innocent of course. Sure he was, sarcasm intended.

FSU Shame

Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012.

The settlement was announced on Monday, more than a year after she initially filed the complaint in federal court.

FSU agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000 – an amount that includes attorney’s fees – as well as make a five-year commitment to awareness, prevention and training programs. The lump sum is the largest settlement for Title IX claims regarding indifference to a student’s reported sexual assault.

“I will always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little,” Kinsman said in a statement. “I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students.”

FSU did not admit to liability in the settlement, which university president John Thrasher said the school agreed to in order to avoid additional litigation expenses.

“We have an obligation to our students, their parents and Florida taxpayers to deal with this case, as we do all litigation, in a financially responsible manner,” Thrasher said in a statement. “With all the economic demands we face, at some point it doesn’t make sense to continue even though we are convinced we would have prevailed.

Local police who investigated and the Florida DA who dismissed this this rape case should also be ashamed. The idea that you thought a college football player was above the law is disgusting. Maybe the DA should have followed the words of Samantha Ponder, ESPN’s Samantha Ponder Shreds Florida St QB Jameis Winston … “We’re Asking that You Don’t Lie, You Don’t Cheat, You Don’t Steal, and You Don’t Disrespect Women.”

In a Sept. 22 deposition, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Fisher said that he was not aware of FSU’s policy about sexual battery around the time the allegation against Winston was first reported to police and initially investigated.

In a deposition previously released to USA TODAY Sports, Tallahassee police detective Scott Angulo admitted to missteps and other investigative steps that could have been taken in the early days of the criminal investigation when Kinsman first deported in December 2012.

She alleged then that Winston raped her in his apartment after they had met at Potbelly’s, a bar near campus. The investigation sat dormant for nine months before state attorney Willie Meggs declined to file criminal charges in December 2013.

School Shooting in Canada Leaves 4 Dead, Including 23-year-old Teacher. Update: Suspect in Custody, Update: Marie Janvier, Adam Wood and brothers Dayne & Drayden Fontaine

Four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a school shooting Friday in La Loche, in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The shootings took place at a local home and high school. The victims have been identified as Marie Janvier, Adam Wood and brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine

Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed the deaths and arrest, according to the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, but have released few details about the incident, including a clear timeline of events, the identities of the victims or suspect or possible charges in the deaths.

Authorities first received a report about 1 p.m. local time about gunfire at La Loche Community School, according to CNN, and a suspect was in custody by 1:47 p.m.

The town’s acting mayor, Kevin Janvier, said that his 23-year-old daughter Marie Janvier was among the dead, according to the BBC, and that police had told him the suspect allegedly killed two siblings before allegedly opening fire at the school.

Authorities are investigating two locations, according to the CBC: The school and a nearby residence.

UPDATE I: Alleged La Loche shooter sent chilling chat messages about killing two people before heading to school.

Desjarlais-Thomas forwarded to The Canadian Press a screenshot of a chilling exchange that had taken place on social media a short time before the shooting between a young male and his friends.

“Just killed 2 ppl,” wrote the young male. “Bout to shoot ip the school.”

“Why?” asked a friend. “Why?”

10% of College Graduates Think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

SERIOUSLY, JUST HOW IGNORANT ARE KIDS TODAY?

According to a story at CNN, 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe “Judge Judy” serves on the United States Supreme Court. And it got even worse when asked who was the father of the US Constitution and principle writer of the Declaration of Independence. GOOD GRIEF!!! How could a generation of people be so uninformed.Worse yet, these are the kids in college? I guess these college kids think the other SCOTUS justices must be Judge WapnerJudge Chamberlain Haller from My Cousin Vinny and Judge Reinhold.

What happened to the country I grew up in?

Judy Judy

Nearly 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe Judith Sheindlin, aka “Judge Judy,” serves on the Supreme Court.

Sheindlin is an American lawyer made popular as the judge on a court show by the name of “Judge Judy.” The show features Sheindlin handling small disputes in a courtroom, but Sheindlin does not serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The poll, conducted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in August 2015 but released in January 2016, concluded from the 1,000 surveyed that college graduates “are alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage.”

The survey also found 28.4% of college graduates correctly identify the father of the Constitution as James Madison. About 59% of college students surveyed believe the father of the Constitution was Thomas Jefferson, who was actually the principal writer for the Declaration of Independence.

It also found that almost 60% of college graduates couldn’t correctly identify a requirement for ratifying a constitutional amendment and 40% of college graduates didn’t know that Congress has the power to declare war.

Posted January 20, 2016 by
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15 Year Old Megan Nicole Mchone Missing Since 1/8/16 in Troutman, NC

15 year old Megan Nicole Mchone has been missing since Friday, January 8, 2016 from Troutman, North Carolina. Mchone was last seen Friday morning at South Iredell High School.

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Megan Nicole Mchone, 15, was last seen Friday morning at South Iredell High School.

According to police, she is 5-foot-7, approximately 118 pounds, has black hair, and brown eyes. She has a scar under her left eye and on her stomach. She also has her tongue, lip, and nose pierced.

Megan was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans, and black knee-high boots.

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Megan Nicole Mchone, please contact the Troutman Police Department at 704-528-7610.

22 Year Old UC Berkeley Graduate Student Shuqin Zhang Missing Since 1/7/16 in Berkeley, CA

22 year old Shuqin Zhang has been missing since Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Berkeley, California. The 22 year old graduate student was supposed to fly to China Thursday morning; however, never boarded her flight. According to accounts, she has been depressed lately and acting out of character. A police statement released Friday evening stated Shuqin Zhang wears glasses and may have been wearing a greenish blue hooded sweatshirt when she was last seen Thursday at 1:30 a.m. in Berkeley.

Shuqin Zhang_missing

The Berkeley Police Department is looking for a 22-year-old UC Berkeley graduate student who has been missing since Thursday.

Police are asking for the community’s help in finding Shuqin Zhang. She has black hair, brown eyes, is 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighs about 90 pounds.

“Shuqin is a UC Berkeley graduate student who has been depressed and out of character lately.… She was to fly to China this morning, but did not board her flight,” police said.

According to a police statement released Friday evening, Zhang wears glasses and may have been wearing a greenish blue hooded sweatshirt when she was last seen Thursday at 1:30 a.m. in Berkeley.

Police said she may have gone to Bodega Bay at 3:40 a.m. Thursday. No one has heard from her since.

Zhang may be driving a white 2012 Mercedes C250 with the license plate number 6SFE299. (The vehicle year was updated after publication in response to a correction from BPD.)

If anyone has any information regarding Shuqin Zhang, please contact Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900 (case #16-1330).

UPDATE I: Car of missing UC Berkeley graduate student found in Point Reyes.

A Mercedes-Benz belonging to a Berkeley graduate reported missing Friday has been found at Point Reyes, according to police, and authorities are searching the area for the 22-year-old woman.

Shuqin Zhang’s car was found near the lighthouse early Saturday morning, according to Berkeley police.

Posted January 9, 2016 by
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Teacher Stabbed by Man Claiming to be Associated with ISIS in Aubervilliers, France … Jihadist Stated, ‘This is a Warning, This is Only the Beginning’ (Update: Hoax, Teacher Made Up Story)

A teacher was attacked by a man claiming to be associated with ISIS on Monday at the Jean Perrin pre-school in the town of Aubervilliers, northeast of Paris. The 45 year old male victim was alone in his classroom at the kindergarten in the northern suburb of Aubervilliers, when the assailant burst in at around 7.30am local time. The injuries are reported to be non-life threatening.  The attacker was wearing overalls and a balaclava, fled the scene and is currently being hunted by police. The investigation is being led by anti-terror officers. Previously, jihadists have also made specific threats against teachers in France, claiming they were “enemies of Allah” and that schools cultivated “ignorance and moral corruption” in children.  According to a statement from Bobigny district prosecutor’s office, the attacker said, “This is a warning, this is only the beginning.”

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Daily Mirror

A teacher was attacked and injured in a Paris suburb Monday by a man claiming to be associated with the ISIS terror group, French police said.

Sky News reported that the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident, which is being investigated by anti-terror police.

The Agence France-Presse news agency reported that the teacher was stabbed in the side and the throat while preparing for class at the Jean Perrin pre-school in the town of Aubervilliers, northeast of Paris. Sky reported that the assailant, who remained at large, was carrying a knife and a pair of scissors.

AFP, citing a witness who works at the school, reported that the suspect was dressed in painter’s overalls, gloves and a ski mask. He arrived in the classroom without a weapon, but grabbed one that was lying around in the classroom. According to the witness, the attacker said, “This is Daesh. This is a warning.” Daesh is the Arabic acronym for ISIS

UPDATE I: Turns out the story was a hoax … Teacher Made up the entire story.

Turns out this idiot made up the entire story so that he could have himself transferred. Where, to a mental institution?

The French authorities said on Monday that a teacher who claimed to have been stabbed with scissors and a box cutter at a preschool near Paris had fabricated the story.

A police official in Aubervilliers confirmed that the teacher, who has not been identified, admitted to having invented the assault by a supporter of the Islamic State at the Jean Perrin preschool in Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris.

It “was a fake attempt, done so that he could have himself transferred” to another job, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak to reporters about the episode.

A spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office, Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre, said, “He wounded himself alone in his classroom, before the children arrived,” in what she called the first such instance in France. She said the preschool teacher, 45, was in the hospital for his wounds, which were not life-threatening, and was being questioned further.

6 Year Old Chelsea Klepzig, First Grader Dragged Nearly a Mile by School Bus in Forsyth County, NC

HOW COULD ANY BUS DRIVER BE SO OBLIVIOUS AND BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE A BUS FULL OF CHILDREN?

6 year old Chelsea Klepzig is lucky to be alive after being dragged for nearly a mile by a school bus in Forsyth County, North Carolina. According to Chelsea’s parents, the first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was dragged down Pine Meadow Drive by her school bus after the bus driver closed the door on her arm as the 6 year old got off the bus. Not only did the cluless bus driver not see the little girl stuck in the door, but they also paid no attention to the flashing lights of Estrella Klepzig, Chelsea’s grandmother, who was following the bus trying to get his attention. Thankfully, the bus finally stopped. Chelsea Klepzig suffered only minor injuries.

Chelsea Klepzig

Watch VIDEO HERE via KFOR

A child was dragged by a school bus for nearly a mile in Forsyth County on Monday afternoon.

According to Highway Patrol, the incident was dispatched as a “child drug by school bus” at 3:43 p.m. Monday.

Chelsea Klepzig, 6, a first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was dragged down Pine Meadow Drive by her school bus.

Chelsea’s parents say her grandmother was waiting for Chelsea to get off the bus when the bus driver closed the door on her arm.

On Tuesday, Theo Helm, chief of staff with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, commented on the incident and stated,  first and foremost they are “so thankful the student is OK and it was not worse.” According to accounts, the bus driver was a substitute bus driver employed by the school system since 2000 and he has been suspended without pay and recommended for dismissal. You think!!!

University of Chicago at Hyde Park Campus Canceled Monday Classes After Online Mass Shooting Threat (Update: 21 Year Old College Student Jabari R. Dean Arrested for Threatening to “Execute White Male Students)

The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities at its Hyde Park campus after being warned by the FBI of an online mass shooting gun threat. The gun violence was supposed to occur on the campus quad at 10 pm Monday. According to reports, there will be an increased police and security presence on and around the campus.

In an alert sent out to the campus community, university president Robert Zimmer said FBI counterterrorism officials said the threat, posted by an unknown individual, specifically mentioned “‘the campus quad’ on Monday morning at 10 a.m.”

“Based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday,” Zimmer said.

Monday Classes and Activities at Hyde Park Campus Canceled Due to Threat:

Date: November 29, 2015

To: University of Chicago Campus Community

From:  Robert J. Zimmer

Subject: Monday Classes and Activities at Hyde Park Campus Canceled Due to Threat

The University was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials today (Sunday) that an unknown individual posted an online threat of gun violence against the University of Chicago, specifically mentioning “the campus quad” on Monday morning at 10 a.m. Based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday. All non-medical faculty, students and non-essential staff are asked not to come to the Hyde Park campus on Monday, or to remain indoors as much as possible if they are on campus.  Students in College Housing are asked to stay indoors and await direct communication from College Housing Staff.

In response to the threat, the University will have an increased police and security presence on and around campus, including police personnel with visible weapons and other additional measures. University security personnel are keeping in close contact with the FBI, which is continuing to investigate the threat.

UPDATE I: University of Chicago Would-Be-Shooter Wanted To ‘Rid The World of White Devils’.

According to the police report, the man who threatened to attack the University of Chicago Monday morning planned to target white males and wanted to do his part to “rid the world of white devils.”

The threat apparently came in the form of a comment on the website WorldStarHipHop. In the comment, the commentator threatened to avenge the death of Laquon McDonald, the black man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, sparking protests across the greater Chicago area.

UPDATE II: “I will then die killing any number of white policeman in the process.”

“This is my only warning. At 10 AM Monday morning, I’m going to the campus quad of the University of Chicago. I will be armed with an M-4 carbine and two desert eagles, all fully loaded. I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time McDonald was killed,” he wrote.

“I will then die killing any number of white policeman in the process. This is not a joke. I am [sic] to do my part and rid the world of white devils. I expect you do the same,” he continued.

UPDATE III: Jabari R. Dean, of Chicago, was arrested Monday and charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

A 21-year-old college student has been arrested for threatening to “execute aproximately (sic) 16 white male students and or staff” at the University of Chicago, and then “any number of white policemen,” to avenge the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Jabari R. Dean, of Chicago, was arrested Monday and charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced. According to the affidavit, Dean wrote in an online post that he planned to show up at the University of Chicago’s campus quad Monday morning armed with an assault rifle and two semi-automatic pistols and would “do my part to rid the world of the white devils.”

American Student Nohemi Gonzalez from California State University – Long Beach Identified as Victim in Paris Islamic Terrorist Massacre

FIRST AMERICAN IDENTIFIED AMONG THE 129 CONFIRMED DEAD FROM THE ISLAMIST TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS, FRANCE …

23 year old Nohemi Gonzalez, a senior design major at California State University-Long Beach, who was studying abroad at the Strate College of Design in Sèvres, France is among the 129 individuals who were killed by Islamofascist terrorist in Paris, France. Nohemi Gonzalez, known to her friends as Mimi, was an innocent young woman with her whole future ahead of her. That was until the evil of radical Islam took it from her and countless other innocent victims.

Sorry folks but enough of the political correctness, what other religion in present day society do we have to worry about killing innocents who are just eating in a restaurant, at a club or a soccer game? Enough is enough.

A college student from California is the first American fatality identified in the Paris terror attacks.

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a senior design major at California State University-Long Beach spending a semester studying at Strate College of Design in Sèvres, France, was killed at one of the restaurants struck by terrorists Friday night.

“She was a great girl, one of the best,” her aunt, Sandra Felt, told NBC News. “She planned her whole trip to Paris — always a go-getter, very organized person. She worked to save money for her trip.”

Felt said the family called Gonzalez by the nickname “Mimi,” and said that “everything was working out” for the woman who always dreamed of learning French and studying in Paris.

University of Virginia Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Files $25 Million Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone for Faux “A Rape on Campus” Article

YOU KNEW IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND GOOD FOR THE UVA FRAT …

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine for their false and libelous article they published in 2014 where they alleged that a female freshman was gang raped at the frat house during a party. It was later proved that the story was nothing but a bunch of bunk and poorly sourced and checked by Rolling Stone. The lawsuit stems from the 2014 article, “A Rape on Campus” that was supposed to depict a rape that took place upon a freshman named Jackie at the Phi Psi house on Sept. 28, 2012. The article went into great detail of how how Jackie was raped by seven men while two others watched in a second floor bedroom while a fraternity party raged downstairs. There was just one problem, it was all made up and false. Scared Monkeys had stated back in May 2015 after the UVA Dean had sued Rolling Stone, that it was only a matter of time before the fraternity did as well. Rolling Stone and the author of the article was forced to make a full apology back in April 2015. However, the wheels were already set in motion and we all knew this day was coming.

Rolling Stone Hoax

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter at the University of Virginia filed a $25 million lawsuit Monday against Rolling Stone magazine, which published an article in 2014 that alleged a freshman was gang raped at the house during a party.

The lawsuit focuses on a Rolling Stone article titled “A Rape on Campus,” which detailed a harrowing attack on a freshman named Jackie at the Phi Psi house on Sept. 28, 2012. The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, described how Jackie was raped by seven men while two others watched in a second floor bedroom while a fraternity party raged downstairs. The article alleged that the attack was part of a hazing ritual at the long-time U-Va. fraternity.

The Washington Post found significant discrepancies in the Rolling Stone account, including that the fraternity did not host a party that night in 2012 and that a student identified by Jackie as her main attacker was never a member of the fraternity and did not attend U-Va.

Two investigations — by the Columbia University journalism school and the Charlottesville Police Department — later confirmed that there was no gang rape at the fraternity.

Much more at Legal Insurrection and I second their motion that this lawsuit against Rolling Stone is going to be fun to watch.

More of Phi Psi’s statement from WaPo:

“The fraternity chapter and its student and alumni members suffered extreme damage to their reputations in the aftermath of the article’s publication and continue to suffer despite the ultimate unraveling of the story,” the Phi Psi chapter said in a statement Monday. “The article also subjected the student members and their families to danger and immense stress while jeopardizing the future existence of the chapter.”

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