Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo


Residents inspect damage after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria February 4, 2016. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

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Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl

Hanford Police accuse a man of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days. KGPE

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California man pulls gun on girl selling cookies door to door

John Dodrill was arrested after he pointed a gun at a girl who knocked on his door Sunday morning.

John Dodrill was arrested after he pointed a gun at a girl who knocked on his door Sunday morning.   Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

John Dodrill, 59, greeted the visitor to his Temecula home by pointing a gun at her while she was selling cookies. The victim’s father called police and Dodrill was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

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French diplomat involved in scuffle with troops to be expelled

Commentary By:  Gordon King

This incident is just one of many, many that occur daily in Israel.  Israeli troops being taunted, abused and physically assaulted, mainly by Palestinian civilians.  Yet the Israeli soldiers are somehow able to keep their cool and maintain a professional composure.  If this were to happen in any other country in the world today, the outcomes would be violent and aggressive towards the attackers.

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but the Israeli military has trained their soldiers well.  I congratulate and support the Israeli soldiers who have to endure this constant barrage of abuse.  My prayers and blessings go out to these brave men and women. 

Decision to force out Marion Fesneau-Castaing made without harming ties with Paris, official says

French diplomat Marion Fesneau-Castaing pushing an IDF soldier during the September incident. (Screenshot/YouTube)

French diplomat Marion Fesneau-Castaing pushing an IDF soldier during the September incident. (Screenshot/YouTube)

By Times of Israel staff September 27, 2013, 3:22 pm

In a highly unusual diplomatic incident, a French diplomat involved in an altercation with Israeli troops in the West Bank last week will leave the country in December, Israeli media reported Friday.

An Israeli official told the Israel Hayom daily that the decision to expel Marion Fesneau-Castaing was made without harming Franco-Israeli ties.

 The Israeli Foreign Ministry filed a complaint to Paris against Fesneau-Castaing, a cultural attaché at the French Consulate in Jerusalem, after she was involved in a scuffle with Israeli troops while trying to deliver emergency aid to Palestinians.

“This was an isolated incident that does not characterize relations between the two countries,” a Foreign Ministry official said.

Fesneau-Castaing had said she was manhandled by troops, but a video of the incident also showed her pushing a soldier, after she was pulled out of the aid truck.

She and a number of other activists had been attempting to deliver tents and other equipment to Palestinian families whose homes were demolished several days earlier by court order for sitting on an IDF training ground.

“If she did participate then a formal complaint will be filed because that is not the way diplomats behave,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said after the incident.

Study: 1 in 10 men in parts of Asia have raped

LONDON (AP) — About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter.

International researchers said their startling findings should change perceptions about how common violence against women is and prompt major campaigns to prevent it. Still, the results were based on a survey of only six Asian countries and the authors said it was uncertain what rates were like elsewhere in the region and beyond. They said engrained sexist attitudes contributed, but that other factors like poverty or being emotionally and physically abused as children were major risk factors for men’s violent behavior.

A previous report from the World Health Organization found one-third of women worldwide say they have been victims of domestic or sexual violence.

“It’s clear violence against women is far more widespread in the general population than we thought,” said Rachel Jewkes of South Africa’s Medical Research Council, who led the two studies. The research was paid for by several United Nations agencies and Australia, Britain, Norway and Sweden. The papers were published online Tuesday in the journal, Lancet Global Health.

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Indiana Woman Fends Off Carjackers With Gun
Sept. 9, 2013

Last week, an Indianapolis woman was able to defend herself and her property by having a firearm at her disposal when she needed it most.

“Kari Bird just started law school and continues to work full time,” reported Indiana’s Fox 59. “Bird got home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and when she got out of her car, a group of three or four young guys approached her.”

Bird says one of the men smiled before pulling a gun on her, then demanded her keys.

As she turned over her keys, she realized her costly possessions were about to be forfeited. It was then, Bird says, she remembered the firearm stored in her car’s center console.

Bird says she grabbed her gun and pointed it at them.

“(He said), ‘Oh s***’ and they ran,” Bird said.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the roving band of teen miscreants. “The one who pulled the gun is described as husky, wearing a black hoody over a light shirt,” Fox 59 reported.

As noted in a report sponsored by the Justice Department, about 40 percent of criminals say they had “decided not to do a crime because they knew or believed that their intended victim was armed.”

Bird’s tale has earned her a place on the website’s Stories of Self Defense map which pinpoints areas in the United States where crimes have been thwarted by responsible gun owners. The map depicts hundreds of instances in the United States in which guns were used to defend one’s life or property.

Guns Save Lives Stories of Self Defense map.

Guns Save’s Stories of Self Defense map.

Taser Used on Samurai Sword-Wielding Man

The man was yelling profanities and swinging the swords in a busy shopping center

Taser Used on Samurai Sword-Wielding Man

Southern Counties News Service
Police examine two samurai-style swords taken from a man who was swinging them outside of a Santa Ana restaurant on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.


A man wielding two samurai swords in a Santa Ana, Calif., shopping center was zapped with a stun gun by police Friday night after he refused to put down the blades, police said.

Police responded to numerous 911 calls about a man swinging two large samurai-style swords in a busy shopping center along Harbor Boulevard near McFadden Avenue about 11:15 p.m., according to a Santa Ana Police Department watch commander.

After refusing commands to put down the sharp 19- and 27-inch swords and yelling profanities, officers used a Taser the man and brought him and the swords under control, police said.

The man, who police only identified as an adult male, was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for psychological evaluation.

No one was injured by the swords, police said.

Black mob leaves waiter with broken jaw

Violent attack disturbs Baltimore neighborhood

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(Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) Videos linked or embedded may contain foul language and violence.

The black mob in Baltimore did not get the message.

 Or maybe the video was misleading.

Maybe the white person in the video being chased and beaten Saturday night by a black mob in Baltimore said something, did something, to antagonize his attackers.

Maybe he followed them. Maybe he profiled them. He’s not talking at the moment. He’s just out of surgery for a broken jaw. But this victim was no neighborhood watchman. He was just a waiter going home after working the evening shift at a local wine bar.

Maybe the woman they attacked soon before provoked the black mob in the same manner.

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