Daily Archives: October 20, 2018

MILESTONES • CALIFORNIA IN CONFUSED STATE

by Rev. Austin Miles

This will explain everything. Consider this;

Chief Heather Fong (left), is the first SFPD female, lesbian chief of police.
Theresa Sparks (center),  a former male, is president of the San Francisco Police Commission,  CEO of a multi-million dollar sex toy retailer, and a transgender woman.
Sgt. Stephan Thorne (right), a former female, is the first transgender male SFPD police officer.
Their Representative in Congress is Nancy Pelosi.
Plus that state is run by Governor Moonbeam who doesn’t know WHO he is or why he is governor.
Any questions?
OK, let’s explain the rewards of diversity:
Where else are you going to find an Asian lesbian police chief, one deputy chief who is a woman who was a man,and a police commissioner who was a man and is now a woman whose full-time job is running a dildo store.
Now THAT is diversity. Get with it. Experts agree that diversity is the key to a healthy society.
MilesTones remembers the time when standing on a curb during a visit to San Francisco observing someone, couldn’t help but comment; “That is the strangest looking girl I’ve ever seen.”
“I’ll have you know that is my SON,” a person next to me said indignantly.
“Oh I beg your pardon, I did not know you were his mother.”
“I am NOT his mother!” the clearly agitated person shot back, “I am his FATHER.”
MilesTones walked away with a headache.
And watch for the Big One that is due to hit California at any time.


 

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Man brutally beaten with bike lock in random afternoon attack in NYC

Man brutally beaten with bike lock in random afternoon attack in NYC

A man was savagely beaten with a bike lock in a random attack just outside the landmark New York Public Library building Friday afternoon before he was saved by two good Samaritans, witnesses and authorities said.

Paul Shaw, 64, of the Upper West Side, was on the bustling sidewalk at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue near Bryant Park at about 2:20 p.m. when the thug pummeled him in front of stunned onlookers, according to law-enforcement sources.

The suspect, identified by sources as 27-year-old David Aleer-Chol, “grabbed a bike lock [off his bike] and hit him on the head,” said a vendor at a nearby Nathan’s food cart.
“I went outside to try to stop him. He said ‘go back or I’ll f–k you up, too,’ ” said the ­Samaritan, who asked that he not be identified.
“He hit him twice. [The victim] fell down. The attacker backed up and hit him four or five more times when he didn’t die,” the witness said.
The vendor said that he stepped in after the first two blows.
“I’m pretty sure if I didn’t stop him, he was going to kill him,” said the food purveyor, who added that at some point during the merciless assault, a bystander called 911.
The vendor said the suspect is a deliveryman in the area.
A woman also intervened — using her body as a shield between the attacker and the ­victim, who was bleeding from his head.
“Stop it! Stop it!” the woman could be heard shouting before the brute took off, witnesses said.
Aleer-Chol was arrested minutes later a block away and charged with assault, police said.
Emergency responders rushed the blood-soaked victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was in serious condition.
A motive for the vicious attack was not immediately known.
Police said a 911 caller reported that it looked like the victim was being attacked with a belt.
Law-enforcement sources confirmed that Shaw was hit with a bike lock.
In 2015, a madman with a machete in Bryant Park slashed a tourist from South Korea in broad daylight as she was leaving a yoga class inside the greenspace.
The attacker, Frederick Young, 45, who copped to first-degree assault as part of a plea deal, was sentenced in May of last year to 12 years in prison.
Young has at least two dozen prior arrests on his record, including a 2010 machete attack

Dozens of infant remains found in second Detroit funeral home: cops

Dozens of infant remains found in second Detroit funeral home: cops

A Detroit funeral home was shut down Friday after state inspectors said they found the unrefrigerated remains of dozens of deceased infants and fetuses, the second such discovery in the city in recent weeks.

Authorities raided the Perry Funeral Home in response to a complaint and discovered the remains of 63 deceased bodies inside three boxes and a deep freezer, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Some had been dead since 2015, according to a statement from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
“I’ve never seen anything (like this) in my 41 and a half years,” James Craig, Detroit’s police chief, said.
Craig said authorities were tipped off about the funeral home by a father involved in a civil suit over the alleged improper burial of his daughter.
Remains were turned over to state investigators, who declared the business closed and its license suspended, officials said.
Other violations included failing to obtain permits to remove or bury the remains before interment or disposal and obtaining possession or embalming the deceased bodies without being authorized to do so, the statement said.
Failure of a funeral home to properly dispose of a dead body after more than 180 days is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.
Arrangements were being made to relocate a service previously scheduled at the funeral home.
Friday’s raid comes after another Detroit funeral home was shuttered after the remains of 11 infants were discovered in the ceiling, authorities said. Several days later, more remains were allegedly found on that property, bringing the total amount to 38, according to the Detroit News.

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail.

Ron Reynolds, a sitting Texas state representative, is running for another term. He is expected to win because nobody is opposing him.

He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported.
He was sentenced to a year in jail but later released on an appellate bond. But last month, the appeal was rejected and Reynolds had to return to jail.

Texas State rep. Ron Reynolds
Texas State rep. Ron Reynolds

The Texas state law doesn’t prohibit individuals with misdemeanor convictions to run for office.
The convicted Texas lawmaker boasts of being supported by Democratic Senate Hopeful Beto O’Rourke, who’s trying to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He even appeared in a campaign ad with O’Rourke, KPRC-TV reported. O’Rourke’s campaign didn’t distance from the lawmaker and said they trust the electorate.
Reynolds denies that being in jail would interfere with his day-to-day job as a lawmaker, despite expecting to be detained when the state Congress commences in January.
“Rep. Reynolds has full confidence that his experienced staff will be able to handle any immediate needs of his constituents, during his 4-6 month absence,” read the statement from Reynolds, the Texas Tribune reported last month.

A photo from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Lamar Foster, Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia's 14th District.
A photo from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office shows Steven Lamar Foster, Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 14th District. (Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office)

Steve Foster is a Georgia Democrat running for U.S. Congress, but he may not be what the party regards as part of the “blue wave” of Democratic candidates.
The former doctor was arrested last year for driving under influence and shouted “I hate this country” during the arrest, WSB-TV reported. He was sentenced last summer and is spending six months in county jail.
Foster seeks to unseat Republican Rep. Tom Graves, a popular lawmaker in Georgia’s 14th District who won with 75 percent of the vote in 2012.
But that doesn’t discourage Foster from continuing to run the campaign. “Look, I’m not withdrawing,” he recently told the Associated Press.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

'It Will Be Years' Before Life At Tyndall Air Force Base Returns To Normal

‘It Will Be Years’ Before Life At Tyndall Air Force Base Returns To Normal

 

Robert Hill surveys the damage within his living room on Wednesday at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael hit the base last week. Support personnel from Tyndall and other bases were on location to support Airmen returning to their homes to assess damage and collect personal belongings.

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Swimming in St. Andrew Bay was the first thing Jillian Arrowood wanted to do when she moved into her new home on Tyndall Air Force base on October 8. She and her two daughters had just joined her husband William, her son, and her father-in-law, an Army retiree who had recently had a stroke, in their new home by the water.
Her 12-year old daughter didn’t have a bathing suit, but was so excited that she jumped in the water with her clothes on. It felt like a perfect day: 85 degrees, sunny, and slightly breezy. There was no indication of the bad weather that was headed their way.
Just as the sun was setting, a nearby airman who had been fishing told them that Tyndall received evacuation orders. Less than six hours after Jillian and her daughters arrived on base, the Arrowood family was packing up to leave, and haven’t been back since.
They are one of hundreds of military families that have been displaced from Tyndall Air Force base as a result of Hurricane Michael. The eye of the Category 4 storm cut straight through the base on Wednesday, October 10, causing catastrophic destruction. The storm reduced houses to splinters, blew off roofs, and busted open hangars where top-grade aircraft such as F-22 planes were housed.
In total, Brig. Gen. Edward Thomas, the Air Force Director of Public Affairs, estimated that there were over 860 housing units on the base, and about 11,000 airmen and their families assigned there.

Debris litters Tyndall Air Force Base, severely damaged after Hurricane Michael, on Wednesday.

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He likened the damage to that seen on the Keesler Air Force base after Hurricane Katrina. He used Keesler as a comparison when estimating how long restorations would take.
“I think it would be fair to say it will be years to make Tyndall look like it did before the hurricane hit,” he said at a Tyndall press conference this week.
While resumption of training missions could happen in mere months, he said a return to normal living on base does not look likely anytime soon. Those who have been displaced from Tyndall are stuck in limbo, uncertain of what will happen next.
Air Force members wait for orders
For some, the uncertainty lies in whether they will be reassigned and relocated. Reagan Gray’s husband, Zack Gray, is crew chief for the F-22, the premiere stealth fighter in the world — each with a roughly $110 million flyaway cost, before any added upgrades and software are added.
Tyndall was home to about 55 out of the total 187 F-22s in the U.S. fleet. Some were flown to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, but the Air Force refused to say how many were left behind.
Because there are so few F-22s, and so few bases that house them, Gray is now uncertain whether she and her husband will be relocated to another base. She said she knows families who have been ordered to other bases already.
For now, Gray has taken refuge with her two-year-old daughter at her parents’ house in Pensacola while she waits to see whether her deployed husband will be sent home to help with the transition.
Maj. Gen. Andrew Toth, the commander of Air Force’s personnel center, said that situations like these are being handled on a case-by-case basis.
They are asking each affected person, “Do you need to come back to Tyndall air force base to take care of your family?” Toth said.
Gray said the worst part is not knowing.
“It’s just all up in the air,” she said in a phone conversation. “They aren’t really giving anybody any information.”
Though she hates the uncertainty of waiting for Air Force orders, Gray considers herself among the lucky ones.
She was able to assess the damage to her house and gather some belongings when the Air Force opened up Tyndall for the first time this week. She has renter’s insurance for her property. She received financial assistance from the Air Force through a Stabilizing Assistance Grant. The Air Force is offering these grants to airmen, whether retired, active duty, or in the reserves, to help cover evacuation travel and hotel expenses. The grants are $750 for single airmen, and $1,500 for those with families.
Military retirees struggle to get assistance
The Arrowood family has none of that.
They’re taking refuge about 1,000 miles away, at their old house in Akron, Ohio. The short time notice given to them about the base temporarily re-opening and the cost of the trip prevented them from going back this week. The only knowledge they have of their home comes from aerial photos showing that part of their roof is gone.
They have no renter’s insurance, since Jillian’s husband, father-in-law, and nine-year old son had just moved into the home in September. They are also currently not able to get assistance from FEMA or the Air Force.
“My biggest frustration is that my father-in-law served not once but twice and he’s getting denied the same accommodations that others are getting because he’s not Air Force,” Jillian said in a phone conversation. “We all serve under the same flag.”
Her father-in-law, Marvin Arrowood, first served in Vietnam under the draft. Then he re-enlisted to the Army in the 1980s.
While the Air Force is offering Stabilizing Assistance Grants to airmen, whether retired, active duty, or in the reserves, the same aid and benefits are not being given to military retirees in other branches who had been living on Tyndall.
Instead, assistance for non Air-Force retirees has been left to the discretion of each military branch. When the Arrowoods contacted the Army for assistance, they were not given aid.
“The only options we have are loans,” Jillian said. “We can’t keep pooling loans.”
The Arrowoods are also not able to get assistance from FEMA until they make an appointment to look at their home with an inspector. The complication is that they are not able to go to Tyndall this week when it temporarily re-opened, and don’t know when the base will open again. A FEMA spokesperson confirmed that claims cannot be processed until an inspector is able to look at the house with someone present.
Hoping to go home

Zoe Reeves photographs the damage done to her bedroom by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base on Wednesday.

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William Arrowood, Jillian’s husband, is now looking for a job in Ohio, and the family is trying to live off of the retirement check that her father-in-law, Marvin Arrowood, gets each month. Jillian has begrudgingly re-enrolled her children into local schools, although she is eager and hopeful she will be able to transfer them back to schools near Tyndall soon.
“I want to be able to go back home,” she said. “The stuff can be replaced. My biggest fear is not to have the ability to go back on base.”
Finding Tyndall seemed like a miracle to Jillian — it offered a stable, safe environment for her children; it allowed Marvin to be in a warmer climate as his doctor had suggested, and it allowed him to rejoin the military community and get support.
As a former member of the Ohio National Guard, Jillian said that going to Tyndall was an emotional homecoming. She had planned to re-enlist with the Air Force.
Though retirees do not make up the main body of residents on Tyndall, Dana Voelker, wife of retired Marine, Randall Voelker, estimates that they are still a sizable portion of the base population. The Air Force has not responded to inquiries on the exact makeup of Tyndall’s population.
Voelker was full of questions as she spoke on the phone while on the way to retrieve her things from Tyndall this week.
“What do retirees do? Where do retirees go?” she asked. “We have nobody.”
Lacking family to stay with, the Voelkers have been staying in the Holiday Inn Express on Fort Rucker in Alabama, shelling out $80 a night as they wait to see what happens with their home on Tyndall.
“The commander is saying the houses are not livable,” she said. “What I was hoping is that they would transfer our lease to another military base or relocate us. If they put us out, we are literally homeless.”
Luckily, the Voelker’s request for assistance from the Army was approved, and they received a $600 grant. They are also able to have their FEMA application processed, since they completed a home inspection with an agent when they returned to base this week.
But, they cannot afford to live in limbo much longer. Dana says they are currently living off of retirement and have been racking up costs on their credit card, adding to the debt they had already had before the storm.
If unable to return to Tyndall and not given an alternative home, she doesn’t know what they will do next.
The Air Force plans for the future
Information is limited as the Air Force begins to do damage assessment and repairs over the coming weeks. The much inquired-about F-22s are currently being evaluated by engineers to see what type of damage they sustained.
“Visually all of the aircraft are intact. They generally look to be in good shape,” Brig. Gen. Edward Thomas said. “Certainly some damage has been sustained by some of those aircraft. But we expect that they’ll all be fixable. They’ll all fly again.” One military source told NPR, however, that a few F-22s do have significant damage.
In terms of what will happen to Tyndall residents, the path forward is more obscure.
“We’re going to have to make some serious decisions on which families come back to that base or not. There will be families that will be displaced from the base until we make a decision on where they’re going,” Thomas said. “And then they will have whatever of their household goods picked up from Tyndall that they can and move to another location, but I don’t necessarily see a lot of temporary housing.”
As airmen work to repair the base, it’s unclear just how many will be sticking around.
“Morale is high, uncertainty is also high,” he said.

Protesters greet Pelosi with expletives during Florida campaign stop

Protesters greet Pelosi with expletives during Florida campaign stop

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a mob during a campaign stop in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, with protesters cursing at her and calling her a communist.

The incident was caught on camera, showing Pelosi calmly entering Florida Democratic House candidate Donna Shalala’s headquarters as she gets surrounded by the protesters. She did not engage with them.

“Look at Nancy Pelosi right here – f—ing communist. Get the f— out of here. F— you and your f–king Democrats,” the protesters shouted in both English and Spanish while carrying anti-communist signs.
“You don’t belong here,” one person was also heard yelling. “Socialism sucks,” said another.
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The video of the confrontation was uploaded on YouTube and titled “Nancy Pelosi was heckled at a Miami Restaurant by Trump Supporting Cuban Americans,” but it actually occurred outside the campaign stop for Shalala, The Washington Post reported.
The protest was organized by Nelson Diaz, the chairman of the Republican Party in Miami-Dade County, the Post reported. Some protesters reportedly wore signs of Proud Boys, a notorious right-wing group that is often accused of participating in violent scuffles with their opposition.
FLORIDA DEM CANDIDATE UNDER FIRE FOR EVENT INVITING REP WHO PRAISED CASTRO
The protest was in response to Pelosi attending an event with Shalala that was also supposed to feature California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, a liberal lawmaker who drew the fury from the local Cuban community for praising the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Lee once said after Castro’s death that “we need to stop and pause and mourn his loss,” and called it “very sad for the Cuban people.”
Shalala’s campaign eventually dropped Lee after the outcry and the event included just Pelosi.

The hostile episode, which followed months of public harassment of mostly GOP lawmakers, drew bipartisan condemnation.
“I don’t agree with Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, but this is absolutely the wrong way to express those disagreements,” tweeted Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who last year was seriously wounded after a shooting at a congressional baseball team practice. “If you want to stop her policies, don’t threaten her, VOTE! That’s how we settle our differences.”
A spokesman for Pelosi, Drew Hammill, told the Post that Republicans and President Trump are responsible for inciting such mob behavior.
“It is deeply sad but unsurprising that we now see that ugliness rearing its head,” she said. “It is stunning that Republicans have the gall to call courageous survivors of sexual assault a ‘mob’, at the same time they incite and condone violent actions like this. Republicans must condemn this vile and dangerous conduct, and stop the reckless and dangerous rhetoric that encourages it.”

Britain ~ Sajid Javid lambasted for 'Asian paedophiles' tweet

Home secretary criticised for noting the ethnicity of the grooming gang in Huddersfield

Home secretary Sajid Javid, whose tweet has been branded ‘irresponsible and divisive’.
Home secretary Sajid Javid, whose tweet has been branded ‘irresponsible and divisive’. Photograph: Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock
The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has been rebuked by MPs and human rights campaigners for tweeting about “Asian paedophiles”.
Javid highlighted the case of a grooming gang in Huddersfield that raped and abused girls as young as 11. The group of men were found guilty on Friday of more than 120 offences against 15 girls.
Javid tweeted:

The tweet was quickly condemned for noting the perpetrators’ ethnicity. The Labour MP David Lammy said: “Sajid Javid has brought a great office of state into disrepute. By singling out ‘Asians’ he not only panders to the far right but increases the risk of violence and abuse against minorities across the country.
“Whatever the underlying motives of the offenders involved, paedophilia is an abhorrent crime that affects all communities. It does no service to the victims of this evil to pin the blame on any one group.”
Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, said: “These are horrific crimes. As the judge said, many of these girls will never recover from the abuse they have suffered. Falling support for survivors is inexcusable. Attempts by authorities and now it seems the government to attribute these crimes to one ethnic group does nothing to support these vulnerable women in the way of social services, mental health services or the resources needed by the police to bring all sexual predators to justice.
“The only universal facts are that the scale of sexual abuse in this country is staggering, the needs of these vulnerable women and girls are repeatedly ignored and this government is simply not doing enough to combat it.”
In July, Javid ordered research to be carried out into the characteristics of child sexual abuse gangs. The research will look into how such gangs operate and how that compares to other forms of child sexual abuse.
Zubaida Haque, the deputy director of the Runnymede Trust, said: “I agree with him [Javid] – we absolutely need to applaud the victims and survivors for coming forward. It’s a tremendous act of courage considering the multiple acts of abuse that they’ve had to experience.

“But racialising this crime and focusing on the ethnicity of the sexual predators has done little to address why and how these victims were vulnerable to the prey of these sexual predators.
“It’s extraordinary that Sajid Javid set up an inquiry to look at why Asian men were more likely to be in CSE [child sexual exploitation] grooming gangs when his priority all the time should have been why and how victims were vulnerable and where safeguards had failed.”
Shoaib Khan, a human rights lawyer, said: “This tweet is irresponsible, dangerous and divisive. It is unbelievable that it is a genuine tweet from a serving home secretary, who was previously communities secretary.
“Not only does it show just how tone-deaf the home secretary is to British society, but it is factually incorrect. In particular, the perpetuation of the myth that ‘no-go areas’ exist in this country is particularly irresponsible and misleading.
“Defining these criminals by their ethnicity is also playing right into the hands of the far right. Unless it is now Home Office policy that any time an incident is reported on, the perpetrator’s ethnicity will be mentioned, the home secretary should admit he was wrong, retract this tweet and apologise.”
The Conservative party has been approached for comment.

Feds Launch Sex Abuse Investigation Of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church

Feds Launch Sex Abuse Investigation Of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic Church

 

St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. A sweeping grand jury report released in August found that more than 1,000 minors were abused by some 300 priests across Pennsylvania over a 70-year period.

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The Department of Justice has launched an investigation of child sex abuse within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic Church, sending subpoenas to dioceses across the state seeking private files and records to explore the possibility that priests and bishops violated federal law in cases that go back decades, NPR has learned.
In what is thought to be the first such inquiry into the church’s clergy sex abuse scandal, authorities have issued subpoenas to look into possible violations of the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute, also known as RICO, according to a person close to the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The source did not elaborate on what other potential federal crimes could be part of the inquiry, which could take years and is now only in its early stages.
RICO historically has been used to dismantle organized-crime syndicates.
Officials at six of Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses — Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Scranton and Harrisburg — have confirmed to NPR that they have recently received and are currently complying with federal subpoenas for information. The two remaining dioceses did not return requests for comment.

Supporters of those who have been victimized by church leaders applauded federal prosecutors for initiating a criminal investigation into one of the state’s most powerful institutions.

“There is a consensus rising, which is this just has to stop. And it won’t stop if prosecutors just sit on their hands,” said Marci Hamilton, a University of Pennsylvania professor who also runs Child USA, a group that advocates for victims of child sex abuse. “The federal government has been silent on these issues to date, and it’s high time they got to work.”
The federal investigation follows a sweeping grand jury report released in August by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office that found that more than 1,000 minors were abused by some 300 priests across Pennsylvania over a 70-year period.
A dozen other states also have opened investigations into clergy sex abuse.
Fallout from the Pennsylvania report has included renaming Catholic schools that honored now-disgraced clergy and the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, after being accused of covering up sexual abuse during his time as bishop of Pittsburgh.
Numerous other church officials, the report found, participated in a systemic cover-up of the abuse that included shuffling priests to other parishes and, in some cases, obstructing police investigations. However, because some of the allegations are decades old, many of the accused are now deceased.
Because of Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, just two of the priests named in the report were charged as a result of the state-led investigation.
Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond, says that the federal statute of limitations could allow for more time to prosecute individuals who are now out of reach under state laws.
“This could bring the full force of the federal government to bear. It’s potentially enormous,” he said.
The subpoenas were first reported by the Associated Press, which said investigators sought to examine organizational charts, insurance coverage, clergy assignments and confidential documents stored in what has become known as the church’s “Secret Archives.”
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain authorized the subpoenas. A spokeswoman for McSwain declined to comment.
A Justice Department representative in Washington, D.C., would neither confirm nor deny the existence of the investigation.
Legal experts said accruing enough evidence to build a RICO case against the Roman Catholic Church — basically treating the influential institution as a crime syndicate — will be a burdensome task.
Hamilton of Child USA, for one, said she thinks using federal RICO as a weapon against the church would be a stretch, since the 1970 law is not designed to deal with problems such as sex abuse and other personal injury cases. Instead, she said, most RICO cases involve financial crimes. “I hope that they can find a way to make it fit, but it will be challenging,” she said.
However, Hamilton said a federal statute called the Mann Act, which prohibits moving people across state lines for the purpose of illegal sex acts, could be a more promising legal avenue.
“As we know, there have been plenty of priests who took children across state lines,” she said.
Tobias, the law professor who specializes in federal courts, said whatever comes of the investigation, the issuing of the subpoenas has likely sent a jolt across the country. If the inquiry of the Pennsylvania church results in criminal charges, it could be used as a road map for federal prosecutors hoping to pursue abusers in other states.
“Pennsylvania might be the first state where the federal government does this,” Tobias said. “But then they build on the lessons they’ve learned there, as DOJ often does when they have a national issue, and go to the other states and use that template again.”

'STOP THEM': New Ad Highlights Left's Violent Attacks On Republicans

‘STOP THEM’: New Ad Highlights Left’s Violent Attacks On Republicans

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The Republican National Committee released a new campaign ad on Friday that highlighted the political violence that has occurred against Republicans in recent weeks; the ad comes just as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed “collateral damage” against conservatives.
The ad comes after several violent attacks have been launched against Republicans in recent days, including:

Pelosi, a California Democrat, said earlier this week that if collateral damage happens against those who disagree with the political agenda of the Democratic Party then “so be it.”
“We have to have total clarity about what we do when it comes to everything — a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage … whether it’s about immigration, whether it’s about gun safety, whether it’s about climate …” Pelosi said earlier this week. “I think that we owe the American people to be there for them, for their financial security, respecting the dignity and worth of every person in our country, and if there’s some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it, but it shouldn’t be our original purpose.”
WATCH: