Last Week On Planet Earth… Deaths, Stinky Children, & Teen Captives
We missed a couple weeks. During the holiday season our news updates may be less frequent due to our busier schedules.
Nelson Mandela Has Died
Nelson Mandela died last week in Africa. After being imprisoned for 27 years he still managed to live to the old age of 95. In 1994 he became South Africa’s first black president.
Paul Walker Memorials Spring Up Everywhere
Paul Walker of the Fast & Furious movies was killed in an explosive single car accident on November 30. Fans are putting together memorials commonly focusing on fast cars and car rallies. Universal Pictures will honor Paul Walker by donating part of the proceeds from the DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 to his foundation, Reach Out Worldwide.
Green Day Taking A Break
Green Day will be performing five shows in Australia next year and after that they will take the entire year off for the members to heal and work on other projects. They do plan to release another album in 2015 as well as have a 2015/1016 international tour.
Teen Wants Answers
A teen who spent three years at Rikers in New York is suing New York City. He was arrested when he was only a sophomore in high school. He has gone to court multiple times but his case never went to trial. After 33 months the district attorney dropped all charges. The teen tried to commit suicide 6 times while locked up.
A teacher in Buffalo, New York sent home this note to children’s parents about unclean kids. A number of parents have already made official complaints regarding these letters and the school district has only responded with that the teacher is no longer allowed to send letters or notes home without the principals approval.
Buffalo teacher sends note home to parents about dirty, smelly kids. Was she right or wrong? http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo-public-schools/teacher-faces-discipline-for-letter-about-smelly-children-20131122 pic.twitter.com/dtvS7PuYmI
— Rachel Barnhart (@rachbarnhart) November 21, 2013
New Mexico Corrections Officer Punishes Vagina
Another lawsuit has been filed in New Mexico. This time it is over an incident with a women who was arrested on a probation violation. She was strip searched and officers claim to have noticed a baggie in her vagina. Instead of removing it or taking her to a doctor to remove it they sprayed her with mace trying to irritate her vagina so she would remove it herself. A baggie was never found and she was not charged with any additional drug possessions.
In the lawsuit the victim claims that the guard only sprayed her to try to punish her. New Mexico Corrections has confirmed this incident and that they have disciplined the guard involved.
Young Girls Held Captive In Arizona
Fernando Richter and Sophia Richter are charged with kidnapping three children, sisters aged 12, 13, and 17. Sophia is the mother to the three girls and Fernando is a step father. The two young girls escaped the house and when Tucson Police arrived found the oldest girl locked in a bedroom. Neighbors said they did not even know they had kids.
Florida Teen Shoots Another Teen
J-Morian Eddie Patrick Bell has been arrested for shooting Ja’Rodderick Smith. The two got in a fight at school which ended with Smith being shot in the abdomen. Bell has been charged with attempted murder.