Day: June 3, 2017

BOY ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS GIRLFRIEND IN THE STOMACH WHILE SHOWING OFF BIRTHDAY PRESENT

A 19-year-old in Tennessee is dead after her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the stomach while attempting to show her a new gun he recently got as a graduation gift, according to multiple reports.

Police said Brennan Fields, 18, allegedly fatally shot Lucinda Luna at around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday in Arlington with a .45 caliber pistol he had gotten as a gift from Luna’s father, according to The Commercial Appeal. She died later at a Memphis hospital.

“It’s just a real tragedy,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Earle Farrell, told the Appeal. Farrell noted that Fields would not face charges in the shooting.

Witnesses told authorities that Fields was putting the gun away when it went off and struck Luna, WREG reports.

“I didn’t think it was real,” Luna’s friend Karalyn Stubblefield told the station of the shooting. “I thought it was a joke or someone was messing with me. I didn’t believe it at all.”

Stubblefield described Luna as “really funny” and “amazingly smart.”

“She was always smiling, giggling and happy,” she told WREG. “She was a good girl.”

Detectives told the station that Luna’s father took Fields to a local shop to pick out the gun for himself.

Luna was laying on a couch across the room from Fields when the gun went off, according to FOX 13. Two other people and a toddler were reportedly in the room at the time.

Officials with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

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ANOTHER LONDON TEENAGER STABBED TO DEATH IN PECKHAM, SOUTH EAST LONDON

A teenage boy has been stabbed to death in Peckham.

The 17-year-old was found injured in the street following the stabbing late on Friday night.

He is the eightheenth teenager to be killed by knives in the capital this year.

Police said they were called to Southampton Way in Camberwell at around 11.15pm to reports someone had been stabbed.

First aid was given to try and revive the teenager but he was pronounced dead at the scene, which witnesses said was near to the Tesco Express store.

On Saturday morning a large swathe of the road remained cordoned offand a forensics tent could be seen as police investigated the attack.

Guray Ali, manager at The Crusty Loaf bakery on Southampton Way, said on Saturday morning police were still not letting anyone through the police cordon.

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The boy was reportedly stabbed to death near the Tesco on Southampton Way. (Google)

“They [police] have been out there all night,” Mr Ali told the Standard. “There are still police cars all here.

“It was a young boy, and it happened quite close to where he lives.”

He added: “It’s terrible really. The whole community are talking about it and how bad it is. Everyone’s quite shocked.”

Another local resident called Joshua said: “Buses were on diversion and I was walked home then I saw all of the place taped off, the boy died on the scene.

“My neighbour said he heard screaming and shouting around the time it happened too.”

According to the Met, the boy’s next of kin have been informed. No one has been arrested and enquiries are continuing.

Last month police launched a specialist taskforce to tackle the scourge of knife crime in the capital.

It comes after a spate of stabbings and murders across the capital at the end of April and beginning of May.

In a week long knife crime crackdown at the beginning of May, more than 50 people a day were arrested and a total of 300 knives were taken off the streets.

Operation Sceptre – the police strategy to cut knife crime in the city – involves a mix of weapon sweeps and intelligence-led stop and searches at knife crime hotspots across the capital.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visitcrimestoppers-uk.org

HEALTH CARE EXPERT WHO RECEIVED A MANDELA AWARD ABUSED AND TORTURED CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY LEFT IN HER CARE THEN FLED TO PURSUE MASTER’S DEGREE IN THE US

Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-Ojo violently abused a child living with cerebral palsy  entrusted to her care in Nigeria in June 2016. The attack was captured on CCTV. Bisola had been employed as a physiotherapist by the parents of child for 2 years before the discovery was made.

She was arrested by the police and sanctioned by the Board for Physical Therapists.

Please see stills of the CCTV footage

 

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But without fulfilling her sanction, she left the country in November 2016 after receiving the Mandela Award and according to the U.S. Embassy website, is completing her fellowship at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She not only unrepentant, impertinent and abrasive, she is violent and unfit to work with children.

 

Read mother’s account:

I’m Bukola Ayinde, Founder of P4:13 Foundation and author of Diary of a Special Needs Mum.

Getting a diagnosis which says your child has Cerebral Palsy is a parent’s worst nightmare. I had my period of living in denial; wishing the problem would go away, like it was all a dream, but the reality stared me in the face.

My husband and I decided to face the challenge before us squarely.

We engaged different specialists; Neurologist, Paediatrician, Physiotherapist, Speech therapist, Occupational therapist, Special Needs Care Givers. At one point we were scouting for a very good physiotherapist.

A parent of a special needs child recommended a young lady to me. I mentioned her name to one of my daughter’s therapist who confirmed that the lady was very good at her job. However, she also confirmed that the lady could be arrogant. I spoke with another therapist on the field who also confirmed that the recommended Physiotherapist was good at what she does but she could be rude.

Well, at that point of my life, I didn’t mind if she was going to be rude to me or arrogant as far as she was as good as everyone had said, I was fine with that. All I wanted was to see was my child’s improvement, I could take any sh*t in between.

She came on board as my daughter’s physiotherapist. She was very professional and dedicated, but she didn’t come cheap. She didn’t come cheap at all.
My daughter attended a mainstream school that allowed her to use the sickbay as her pullout room for her physiotherapy session.

In June 2016, my daughter’s school proprietress requested that my husband and I should make out time to see her. When we eventually did a week later, she told us that the physiotherapist had manhandled our daughter and she was going to show us a CCTV recording to prove it.

At the back of my mind I felt the woman was exaggerating because therapy could be demanding at times. My child may cry, if she didn’t like the exercise or if the exercise was tasking.
However, when I watched the video, I was shocked beyond words that someone I trusted with my daughter could treat her worse than an animal. I believe that even an animal shouldn’t be treated that way.

I mean, she came highly recommended; she is a Masters degree holder. She is not an illiterate.
Apparently she didn’t remember that there was a CCTV in the room or she felt nobody would be checking the TV at that particular time.

It was heartbreaking to see my daughter treated by a health worker in such a barbaric act.
I watched my daughter as she fell down several times hitting her head on the tiles. There were times she hit her head on the edge of the wooden bed before falling to the ground.

Her Physiotherapist slapped her three times; the third time with her cell phone. She left her head hanging upside for 5 minutes. She twisted my daughter’s hands several times; at a point she sat on her hands, at another point she tied her hands behind her head. I watched as my daughter fell from her chair while her neck was stuck in between the space at the vertical back rest and the flat wood used for sitting down. I watched on as this lady typed on her phone 90% of the time only taking some time off to torture my daughter. Did I mention that she took out time to take her selfie? Up to five times.

After we watched the recording, my husband could not control his tears. My heart bled.
My daughter’s Neurologist said we cannot ascertain the level of damage to her brain because we did not bring her immediately it happened. He said an MRI would have been done to ascertain any damage.
I got her arrested.
She said she was sorry
She claimed depression and ill health
I didn’t believe her then, I don’t believe her now.

I had to make a decision, to leave my daughter in the hands of her nannies at home (which may be another source of abuse) and follow through to ensure the physiotherapist was duly punished. (Bearing in mind the justice system in Nigeria) or drop the charges lodged at the police station and allow Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board at Yaba to handle the matter.

I dropped the police charges. I decided to stay with my traumatized daughter.
I handed the Physiotherapist over to the Registrar at Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board at Yaba.

Her punishment:
• Three months withdrawal of her practicing license.
• Three months work in a general hospital under supervision without pay
• She was to undergo a psychiatric test
Like seriously? Are you kidding me?
She had been practicing for a year without renewing her license and all you could do was to withdraw her license officially for a mere three months?

She went back to the Registrar at Medical Rehabilitation Therapists to ask for permission to travel to USA to get treatment.

I called to check on the case, and I was told she had travelled for treatment
I was told not to worry as she cannot practice anywhere else in the world without a letter from the board.
Some months later, I was told by a reliable source that she was not taking any major treatments but attending a Masters programme in US.

So she got away with child abuse, assault, battery, in fact attempted murder.
This is only possible in Nigeria right?

I went back to Medical Rehabilitation Center, I was shocked to find out that the case had gone cold.
What stops her from coming back into the country and working with other children?
How many Nigerians ask for practicing license before employing a professional?

I strongly believe that the least the board should have done was to declare her unfit to work with children.
In respect to my daughter, the signs were there: She had been withdrawn for a while in fact she had stop smiling, interacting with anybody in the house or attempting to answer questions in school. I kept asking the care giver that followed her to school about the sudden change. The caregiver said she had no idea. I came up with my own theory and I brushed it aside.

How would I have known that a health worker, someone I trusted with my child could be so cruel? The Physiotherapist had been with us for over two years. I can only imagine….

Well, I pulled my daughter out of school and started her own mini school at home. I let go of my current caregivers for good reasons and got new ones. With care and love, she added weight, came out of her shell and got better. Right now she attends a school three times a week and we are making progress.

Child abuse is real…from the people you least expect. Protect your children.

***CCTV footage of the horrific abusive session was until a few minutes ago available on YouTube but has now been removed because of child abuse laws. However, you can view it at:  https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/05/my-daughter-with-cerebral-palsy-was-battered-by-the-therapist-i-trusted/

 

 

HACKERS OF THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS COULD HAVE FRAMED RUSSIA SAYS PUTIN

Russian President Vladimir Putin found himself on the defensive Friday when asked by NBC News’ Megyn Kelly to explain his earlier claim that private “patriotic” hackers could have interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Putin, in an exclusive interview with Kelly, insisted the hackers could have come from “anywhere” and then they could have — in a savvy and professional way — shifted the blame to make it look like Russia was behind the hacking.

“Hackers can be anywhere. They can be in Russia, in Asia…even in America, Latin America,” he said. “They can even be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very skillfully and professionally shifted the blame, as we say, onto Russia. Can you imagine something like that? In the midst of a political battle?”

“By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russia,” Putin added. “Could you imagine something like that? I can.”

Megyn Kelly’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET during the premiere of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” on NBC.

Kelly told viewers that Putin — the former director of Russia’s domestic spy agency — also suggested that the CIA could have been behind the hacking and noted that many people were convinced Russia was responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Russian leader’s explanation came a day after he declared during an economic forum in St. Petersburg that the cyber disrupters might have awakened in “high spirits” and decided to meddle simply on behalf of their country.

“They might have read a certain article and if they are in the patriotic mood, then they start making their contributions the way they see it positive towards the Russian image,” Putin told reporters, according to an Associated Press translation.

Earlier, at a Friday forum moderated by Kelly, Putin likened the U.S. blaming his country for hacking the presidential election to “blaming the Jews” and joked that the newscaster’s “underage daughter” could have been behind the hacking.

Echoing remarks President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail, Putin also questioned the need for NATO.

RELATED: Putin Tells Megyn Kelly That Even Children Could Hack an Election

“NATO was established as a Cold War instrument in the fight against the Soviet Union,” Putin said through a translator. “There is no longer any … Soviet Union.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly. NBC News

Kelly’s interview with Putin came as the House and Senate intelligence committees are investigating alleged Russian interference in the presidential election and preparing to question top Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and close adviser.

The U.S. intelligence community believes Putin ordered the hacking, most likely to undermine Hillary Clinton and boost Trump. But Putin has steadfastly denied the allegations.

Trump, during the campaign, repeatedly denied Russia was trying to tip the scales in his favor. He finally conceded in January that Russia has waged cyberattacks on America but insisted they had “absolutely no effect on the outcome.”

In March, then-FBI Director James Comey revealed to the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI was probing whether anyone associated with Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was involved in the Russian hacking.

Trump fired Comey in May, sending shockwaves through Washington and sparking accusations that he was trying to torpedo the Russian hacking investigation.

The White House insisted Comey was canned for mishandling the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

 

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