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Reader Selected News For Week Aug 24 – Aug 30

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Aug 24 – Aug 30”

  1. From The Telegraph:

    Buddhists burn Muslim homes and shops in Burma

    Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in northwestern Burma following rumours that a Muslim man tried to sexually assault a young woman, officials and witnesses said, as the country was once again gripped by sectarian violence.

    The rioters, who sang the country’s national anthem as they rampaged, dispersed after security forces arrived early Sunday, shooting into the air. No injuries were reported.

    State television reported that about 42 houses and 15 shops were burned and destroyed – most belonging to Muslims.

    Now, there’s a switch. When you’ve pi$$ed off buddhists to the point of violence you’ve accomplished something.

  2. From the Billings Gazette:

    Former Senior High teacher gets 30 days for rape of student
    August 26, 2013 6:30 pm • By Greg Tuttle

    A Yellowstone County district judge Monday ordered a former Senior High teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide to spend 30 days in jail.

    Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison, with all but 31 days suspended, for sexual intercourse without consent.

    The judge’s sentence was not received well by the girl’s mother, who repeatedly screamed “You people suck!” and stormed out of the courtroom.

    ….. her daughter’s relationship with Rambold was a “major factor” in her suicide, and she begged the judge to order Rambold to prison.

    “Please put him behind bars,” the mother cried.

    Rambold pleaded guilty to the single felony charge in April in a case that began in 2008, when school officials and police first learned of the sexual relationship between Rambold and the girl, Cherice Morales.

    Rambold was placed on paid leave in April of that year and resigned from his teaching job three months later. He also surrendered his teaching certificate.

    In October 2008, prosecutors charged Rambold with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent, alleging that the then-49-year-old man had an ongoing sexual relationship with Morales, who was 14 at the time.

    While the case was pending, and a few weeks before her 17th birthday, Morales took her own life.

    The girl’s death caused problems for the prosecution, and in July 2010 Rambold entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office.

    The agreement called for prosecutors to put the case on hold for three years. The charges would be dismissed, the agreement stated, if Rambold completed a sex offender treatment program and complied with other conditions.

    Rambold also admitted to one of the rape charges, and he agreed that his admission could be used against him.

    The case was revived last December, when prosecutors learned that Rambold had been terminated from the sex offender treatment program.

    But he was terminated from the program in November, when it was learned that he had been having unsupervised visits with minors and had not informed his counselors that he had been having sexual relations with a woman.

    Rambold’s attorney, Jay Lansing, argued Monday for the suspended sentence. He said Rambold lost his career, his marriage and his home and has suffered a “scarlet letter of the Internet” as a result of publicity about the case.

    She’s dead!!

    Baugh said he listened to recorded statements given by Morales before her death and believes that while she was a troubled youth, she was “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold.

    The judge also said Morales was “older than her chronological age.”

    She was 14…… 14 years old. He was 49 and this judge thinks she was “as much in control of the situation” as this pedophile rapist. Oh and, she’s “older than her chronological age”.

    Let that sink in for a minute……this judge……this POS Judge G.Todd Baugh thinks that a 14 year old girl who is being raped by her 49 year old teacher is the one in control of the situation.

    I can’t imagine what this girls mother is going through but if she went to the courthouse and went postal on the DA and the Judge I don’t think a jury would convict her…..well, on second thought. She might get 30 days…..

    Un-be-liev-able!

  3. captstubby

    this is not a life and death request,
    just a American tradition.
    i saw this on line from my boyhood home town newspaper.
    please vote on your favorite .
    would be a shame to loose these .
    thank you.

    http://newstrib.com/main.asp?S.....leID=31034


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