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Ohio dispatcher under internal review after calling 911 caller a 'little liar' in near drowning

he Clark County Sheriff’s Office has launched an internal investigation into a dispatcher after a complaint was filed against them in regards to a how a particular 911 call was handled this week.

On Monday, dispatchers several received 911 calls reporting that multiple people were stuck on Mad River, near Eagle City Road, and needed help getting out of the water.

In one 911 call, the dispatcher under investigation can be heard calling the 911 caller a “little liar.”

“No, I’m actually trying to see where you’re at because you’re a little liar,” the dispatcher said in the 911 call obtained through a public records request.

It was that comment that led to the internal investigation and the dispatcher being placed on administrative leave.

In other 911 calls from the incident, dispatchers worked to the panicked group stay as calm as possible.


During the chaos of the rescue, dispatchers had to work to find out where exactly the stranded group was.

“I don’t know. We’re in the river. We’re about to drown,” one 911 caller said.

A dispatcher then asked what river they were in and the caller said they were by Forest Lake. It was after that response that another dispatcher, who is now on leave, made the comment to one of the people stranded, calling them a “little liar.”


Disney delays moving Southern California jobs to Florida


TerraUSD Crash Led to Vanished Savings, Shattered Dreams

TerraUSD Crash Led to Vanished Savings, Shattered Dreams
Investors swept up in the mania for the high-yielding stablecoin thought it would be safe

Keith Baldwin, a 44-year-old surgeon who lives outside New Bedford, Mass., saved $177,000 during the past decade. Last year he took his savings and bought USD Coin, putting it in a crypto account that paid a 9% annual yield.

In April, he moved it into a pseudo-savings account powered by TerraUSD that offered 15%. More than 90% of his savings vanished in a few days when TerraUSD lost its peg to the dollar. Dr. Baldwin said he didn’t know that Stablegains, the startup that managed the account, was converting his USD Coin holdings into TerraUSD. (USD Coin has kept its $1 peg.)

Keith Baldwin says he is cutting back on expenses so he can still save for his children’s education

Dr. Baldwin doesn’t consider himself a crypto enthusiast. He had hoped to spend the money on a house. Now he has been cutting back on expenses so he can still save for his children’s education. “I don’t want to punish our kids for the mistake I made,” he said.

TerraUSD slipped below $1 on May 7. Over the next week, it kept falling and rebounding, as the team behind the stablecoin—led by South Korean crypto developer and Terraform Labs founder


Hershell Walker has more secret kids..maybe another son and a daughter


White Parents Rallied to Chase a Black Educator Out of Town. Then, They Followed Her to the Next One

White Parents Rallied to Chase a Black Educator Out of Town. Then, They Followed Her to the Next One.


Another parent wrote to a school board member, citing Cherokee County’s recent census statistics: “Did you know that 77.8% of the population is considered ‘whtie [sic] alone’ 7.7% are black and 11.1% hispanic? Are we now in a county that is going to cater to a handful of people?”

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Today, the metal detectors remain installed at the entrance to the building where Cherokee County School Board meetings are held. A staff member is permanently assigned the task of evacuating students in attendance, should the need ever arise. And an increased number of security officers are strategically placed throughout the meeting room and beyond.

Standing in line outside the building before a recent school board meeting, mothers identified themselves to each other as “a Marjorie” — meaning a proponent of the speaking style of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for her provocative and unfiltered claims.

A little while later, once the meeting was underway, a man who described himself as a school bus driver and a grandfather stepped to the microphone during the public comment period.

A security officer keeps tabs on the May 19, 2022, Cherokee County School Board meeting. After the events of 2021, county officials increased the number of security officers at the meetings. (Lynsey Weatherspoon for ProPublica)
“This is not California or New York. This is Cherokee County, Georgia. We can choose what and how our students learn on a local level,” said the man.

“I was raised in a different era, in the ’50s and ’60s, where we were equipped to survive and succeed.”

CA neighbors called police 8 times, each time "no disturbance... substantiated" at torture home

Woman Flees Home, Describes Torture, Rape Over 6 Months
Peter McGuire of Chino Hills, Calif., arrested Saturday, is held without bail

Though a sheriff's deputy responded numerous times to a California home where a young woman was held captive and tortured over six months, help remained elusive until she managed to escape on her own Thursday, according to authorities. The 22-year-old woman, who'd unknowingly moved in with a man who would turn out to be the roommate from hell, "had visible injuries consistent with the allegations" that she was physically assaulted and raped when she fled the Chino Hills home of 59-year-old Peter McGuire and alerted bystanders at a park, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says, per the Los Angeles Times.

"Shortly after moving in, the victim was not allowed to leave and was forcibly held against her will by McGuire," says department rep Mara Rodriguez, per KTLA. While the victim was taken to a hospital, officers descended on McGuire's home but found he had fled. "We heard flash bangs ... the whole garage door, they tore it down ... and they'd gone through the house," a neighbor tells KTLA. Police allegedly found evidence of the crimes at the home, KTTV reports. McGuire was ultimately arrested at a home in Placentia in Orange County on Saturday after a standoff that included a SWAT team. Authorities say the suspect had "barricaded himself in the home and refused to come out," per the Orange County Register.

Held without bail, he pleaded not guilty Monday to torture, kidnapping, kidnapping to commit another crime, mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment by violence, forcible rape, sodomy by use of force, and forcible oral copulation. The district attorney's office has also filed special allegations of personal infliction of great bodily injury, administering a controlled substance during commission of a sex crime, and infliction of great bodily injury during a sex offense. Rodriguez tells KTLA that neighbors had placed seven or eight calls regarding domestic disturbances at the home since the start of the year but "no disturbance was ever substantiated. The house was quiet and no one answered the door."


Investigators say the victim made her way to nearby Alterra Park where she screamed for help and good Samaritans came to her rescue.

"They were able to basically take her away from the area where she had come to the park and called 911, and stayed with her until deputies and paramedics could get there," Rodriguez said.

Hours after the escape, police caught up with McGuire at a home in Placentia where investigators say he barricaded himself inside.

Early Saturday morning he was taken into custody. He also faces a special allegation of great bodily injury for disfigurement.

"She suffered some severe trauma, a lot of physical injuries, and she is still hospitalized and being treated for those injuries," Rodriguez said.


us circuit court: Unconstitutional to force girls to wear skirts because they are "fragil vessels"

(Reuters) - A North Carolina charter school's requirement that girls wear skirts based on the view that they are "fragile vessels" deserving of "gentle" treatment by boys is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-6 that Charter Day School violated three female students' equal protection rights by adopting the skirts policy based on gender stereotypes about the "proper place" for girls in society.

The school implemented a dress code that its founder, businessman Baker Mitchell, in an email and testimony said would "preserve chivalry" and ensure girls are treated "courteously and more gently than boys."

The state-funded school in Brunswick County argued the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment did not apply to it because it was a private entity, not a "state actor."

But U.S. Circuit Judge Barbara Milano Keenan said it was one since North Carolina delegated to it its duty to provide free, universal education to students. A contrary ruling would mean North Carolina could ignore "blatant" discrimination, she said.

The Richmond, Virginia-based court also allowed the students to pursue a claim under Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education.


The six dissenting votes were all from Republican-appointed judges.


Louisiana rape victim ordered to give custody of child and pay child support to rapist



Louisiana woman, 32, is ordered to pay man who RAPED her when she was 16 child support and give him full custody of their daughter after she bought the teenager a cellphone

Crysta Abelseth's life forever changed in 2005 after she accepted a ride home from John Barnes, now 46, when her friend decided to leave dinner early

'Instead of bringing me home, he brought me to his house. Once inside, he raped me on his couch,' Abelseth, 32, said
Overcome by trauma and unsure of what to do, Abelseth let friends and relatives believe that the pregnancy was the result of a relationship she had at the time

Abelseth welcomed a baby girl and moved on with her life - until her alleged abuser found out about their then-five-year-old daughter in 2010

Barnes, the owner of a digital branding site, then began a legal battle against Abelseth to obtain custody rights
Abelseth's custody rights were revoked last month over an allegation by Barnes that she bought a cellphone for their daughter. She also has to pay child support

But despite filing a sexual assault report against Barnes in 2015 and fiercely fighting to have her child in her care, Abelseth's custody rights over the 16-year-old were revoked last month over an allegation by Barnes that she bought a cellphone for their daughter, WBRZ reported.

The ruling by Judge Jeffrey Cashe also forced Abelseth to pay child support to her alleged rapist, in what her advocates have branded an outrageous miscarriage of justice.

Barnes, whose company's client list includes law enforcement agencies, has not yet been charged with any crimes in relation to the allegations filed by Abelseth seven years ago.

Regardless of whether the sexual encounter was consensual, which Abelseth insists it was not, it would still be classified as statutory rape - as the age of consent in Louisiana is 17.


Breaking: 2 southern calif police officers killed responding to domestic incident

TX..woman strapped on gurney for mental eval pulls gun from holster and fires 2 rounds

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