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Jesus Malverde

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Name: Jesus Malverde
Gender: Male
Hometown: SF
Current location: Japan
Member since: Fri May 17, 2013, 11:44 PM
Number of posts: 10,274

About Me

Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the generous bandit or angel of the poor is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. One day we\'ll live free and no longer in fear. Fear of losing jobs, fear of being raided, your dogs shot, your children kidnapped by the state. Your land stolen, and maybe even your life lost. Fear no more, the times are a changing.

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She fought against making it easier to commit the mentally ill -- then found herself committed!

The morning of the recommitment hearing, Alison Hymes sat in a small waiting area of a Virginia mental hospital in a navy blue sweatsuit, clutching a green composition book to her chest.

She’d scribbled down a list of arguments in favor of releasing her from Western State Hospital in Staunton, Va. They included: “Been here too long” and “Becoming institutionalized.”

“I don’t think they will listen to them,” she said.

Hymes had said similar things at the six other recommitment hearings she’d had over the previous 17 months, after a judge ruled that she was a danger to herself and involuntarily hospitalized her for the second time in three years. Her bipolar disorder had landed her in institutions multiple times over three decades, but never for this long.

The day before the hearing last May, she posted on Facebook: “Afraid I will be committed for two more months.”

Hymes was no ordinary patient. Before landing at Western, she spent years urging others with mental illness and their families not to let doctors, judges and social workers make decisions for them. She was part of a state task force charged with reforming civil commitment laws at the time of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, serving alongside doctors, academics, and law enforcement officials.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 10:14 PM (8 replies)

The Japanese hostage drama, some background...

The first hostage was not a journalist, he was a mentally ill guy who fancied himself a security contractor.

Changes in Yukawa's life in suburban Tokyo had been fast and disorienting. Over the past decade, he had lost his wife to lung cancer, lost a business and his house to bankruptcy and been forced to live in a public park for almost a month, according to Yukawa's father and an online journal he maintained.

The hard times led to soul searching. By his own account, he had changed his name to the feminine-sounding Haruna, attempted to kill himself by cutting off his genitals and came to believe he was the reincarnation of a cross-dressing Manchu princess who had spied for Japan in World War Two.

By late 2013, Yukawa had also begun a flirtation with Japan's extreme right-wing politics and cultivated a new persona as a self-styled security consultant, according to his Facebook page and blog posts, though he never did any work as a consultant.


Video of "reporter" Yukawa.

Goto himself was embedded with and creating propaganda for the Jihadists fighting the secular regime of Assad, hardly a cool anti-war guy. He was actually a supporter of and embedded with people that many would consider terrorrists.

This incident will help Japanese President Abe with his moves to modify the previously pacifist constitution to allow Japan to militarize and allow it's army to fight abroad.

The Japanese hostage crisis appears certain to play a role in the debate over Japan’s global security posture as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ’s government prepares legislation that would give it more freedom to use military force.

Mr. Abe’s government on Monday convened a session of parliament in which it plans to introduce legislation that will allow Japan to engage in “collective self-defense,” including aiding allies such as the U.S. in regional conflicts threatening Japan’s security, and to come to the rescue of Japanese citizens abroad.

Koichi Nakano, a political-science professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, said the hostage crisis—in which a Japanese citizen was beheaded by Islamic State militants last week—could strengthen Mr. Abe’s resolve to restyle Japan as a more muscular political actor on the international stage.

“Mr. Abe may use the latest case to raise support for his move to expand the role of Japan’s military,” he said.

Japan Hostage Crisis Revives Debate Over Military Force

It's interesting most of the reports say the video "purports" to show the beheading. There is considerable analysis on non mainstream sites calling out these videos as fakes.

Experts say ISIS ransom clip faked as deadline for Japanese hostages passes
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 10:04 PM (6 replies)

Police Officer Caught On Surveillance Beating 13-Year-Old Girl With A Baton & Left Her Bloodied!


The 11 News I-Team has obtained video of a violent scuffle between a school police officer and three middle school girls, and it brings into question whether the officer's use of force was justified.

The girls had to be taken to a hospital, and their children were sent to alternative schools.

A gash in a forehead and blood on a shirt is not what any parent expects to happen to a child, especially at school.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 08:54 PM (15 replies)
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