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Pilot Charged For Pro-Trump Racist Graffiti At Airport

NBC News reports: A pilot allegedly scrawled racist messages and graffiti that appeared to support President Donald Trump around a Florida airport, authorities said. James Ellis Dees, 53, has been charged with nine counts of criminal mischief for allegedly writing racial slurs about African Americans and Hispanics, including the phrase “Send them ALL Back,” in restroom stalls and parking elevators …

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NC Pastor Arrested On 115 Felony Child Sex Charges

Winston-Salem’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Wilkes County pastor was arrested Thursday on more than 100 counts of felony sex offenses that span 15 years, detectives said. Rodney Dean Luffman, 58, of Pleasant Ridge Road, was arrested by Detective Amanda Boyd of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Luffman is charged with 115 felony sex charges — 80 counts of indecent …

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Grindr Cannibal Pleads Insanity, More Victims Sought

The Detroit Free Press reports: Police now are seeking other men Mark Latunski met on Grindr. They know of two. A New York man born in 1973 fled Latunski’s home, jumped a fence and called police after becoming frightened during a consensual sexual encounter on Oct. 10. Then a 29-year-old Lansing man wearing only a kilt got “spooked” during a …

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Republicans Seek Leniency For Felon Ex-House Rep

Roll Call reports: Former Speaker John A. Boehner is among a robust contingent of Republicans who want a judge to give convicted former Rep. Chris Collins a break on prison time. The requests for leniency say the New York Republican is a dedicated public servant, father and friend. But the attempt from current and former GOP lawmakers runs contrary to …

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Assange Appears In UK Court To Fight US Extradition

Courthouse News reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a brief court appearance Monday in his bid to prevent extradition to the United States to face serious espionage charges. He and his lawyers complained they weren’t being given enough time to meet to plan their battle against U.S. prosecutors seeking to put him on trial for WikiLeaks’ publication of hundreds of …

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Guilty Plea In Craigslist Gay “Sextortion” Scheme

The Santa Monica Mirror reports: A man has pleaded guilty to using Craigslist, among other sites, to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from Santa Monica and Los Angeles men who responded to ads offering gay sex services. 28-year-old Tyler Buchanan pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal felony charges using an interstate facility to facilitate an unlawful activity, transmitting threatening communications …

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Felon GOP Rep’s Crime Took Down His Entire Family

The Buffalo News reports: Chris Collins didn’t just destroy his congressional career and put himself at risk of imprisonment when he called his son Cameron to share an inside stock tip in June 2017. He destroyed his dream that his son would be his political heir. And he led Cameron and his future father-in-law into a scheme that turned them …

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CALIFORNIA: Two Felony Charges For Anti-Vax Woman Who Threw Menstrual Blood On Lawmakers [VIDEO]

The San Jose Mercury News reports: A San Francisco Bay Area woman who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations has been charged with two felonies over allegedly flinging a cup of menstrual blood at state senators last year. The Sacramento County district attorney’s office filed charges of assault on a public official and vandalism against Rebecca Dalelio, 43, on Thursday. Senators had …

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Bail Denied For Nazi Organizer/2018 Senate Candidate

The SPLC’s Hatewatch reports: “Alt-right” figure Augustus Sol Invictus was denied bond Thursday for charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a weapon during a crime of violence. Invictus, born Austin Mitchell Gillespie, has lingered on the margins of the modern radical right for years, using its growing visibility to preach his own violent, misogynistic and totalitarian worldview. In …

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Woman Charged For Terror Threat Against Catholic School Over Gay Weddings Article In Alumni Magazine

The Washington Post reports: A California woman has been charged with allegedly leaving voice-mail messages threatening to bomb, burn and kill people at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, after the private, Catholic all-girls high school announced plans to include information about same-sex weddings in its alumnae magazine, according to court filings. Sonia Tabizada pleaded not guilty Jan. 3 to federal charges …

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Wife Of Child Predator Sues LDS For Turning Him In

Oregon’s Statesman Journal reports: A Turner woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for $9.54 million after her husband’s confession to church leaders led to his arrest, conviction and imprisonment on child sexual abuse charges. The lawsuit, which accuses local church leaders of violating confidentiality and the “priest-penitent privilege,” contrasts sharply with other cases accusing the …

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AZ GOP Official Quits Amid Baby Smuggling Charges

Courthouse News reports: An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the US. The resignation of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen came after leaders in the one of the nation’s most populous counties suspended and pressured …

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Colorado Cops Name #QAnon Ring In Kidnapping Plot

The Denver Post reports: A Parker woman is accused of planning a raid to kidnap her child with help from a far-right conspiracy group, according to an affidavit filed by the Parker Police Department. Cynthia Abcug , 50, who does not have custody of her child, is accused of plotting the raid to take the child back with help from …

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Major Trump Donor Charged In Inauguration Probe

The Associated Press reports: Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, recently pleaded guilty in a separate case in Los Angeles to campaign finance violations, tax evasion and failing to register as a foreign …

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BRITAIN: “Most Prolific Rapist” In UK Legal History Gets Life Sentence For Attacks On Nearly 200 Men [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: An Indonesian man described as “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” has been sentenced to life in prison with a possible release after 30 years following his conviction for sexual offences against 48 men. Authorities said the evidence against Reynhard Sinaga, 36, indicates he had many more victims, with roughly 195 men apparently having …

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Felon GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Still Hasn’t Resigned

The San Jose Mercury News reports: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California is staying silent on when he will resign after he pleaded guilty to using campaign money for personal expenses, drawing the ire of a fellow Republican who wants to replace him. The six-term congressman said last month that he would step down “shortly after the holidays” but has …

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BRAZIL: Cops ID Suspect In “Gay Jesus” Firebombing

NBC News reports: Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous. Officers carried out a search warrant Tuesday morning and found money, a fake firearm, ammunition, a “political-philosophical” shirt and computers, police said in a written …

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Michigan Man Charged In Grindr Hook-Up Murder

Michigan Live reports: The Shiawassee County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized murder and mutilation charges against a 50-year-old Morrice-area resident in the death of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon. The prosecutor’s office released the 50-year-old man’s name on Monday, but The Flint Journal-MLive is not naming him until his arraignment. Bacon’s friend and roommate, Michelle Myers, previously told The Flint Journal-MLive that at …

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Texas Church Shooter Identified, Motive Unknown

NBC News Dallas reports: The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, …

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Hate Crime Charges For Hanukkah Stabbing Suspect

NPR reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have filed hate crime charges against the man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage north of New York City over the weekend that wounded five people as they celebrated Hanukkah. According to the FBI, the suspect, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, appears to have been driven by anti-Semitism, citing journals written by Thomas …

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