Woman Charged With Raping a Man. Bond Set at $75K
Sep06

Woman Charged With Raping a Man. Bond Set at $75K

(STMW) A 33-year-old man was allegedly held at gunpoint and forced to have sex with a woman in the backseat of a car after her female friend offered him a ride. The man pleaded with one of his attackers — who demanded he place his hands on her breasts and buttocks during the attack — to stop, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Amanda Pillsbury said Thursday. He eventually escaped, running out of the car naked into a taxi where a cab driver helped drove him home to the suburbs, Pillsbury said. The man had been walking early that morning when 25-year-old Cierra Ross allegedly pulled up and offered him a ride. While driving, Ross pulled out a black revolver and ordered the man, who was in the passenger seat, to get in the back and have sex with her friend, Pillsbury said. The woman in the backseat demanded that he take off his clothes and the man complied before he was assaulted, Pillsbury said. The two women also took $200 from the man, his credit cards and iPhone, according to a police report. When the victim noticed a nearby cab’s headlights, he fled, Pillsbury said. The cab driver let the man use his cell phone to email himself a picture of Ross’ license plate number, Pillsbury said. The victim later identified Ross in a lineup. Ross, who also uses the alias Octavia Brown, was arrested on Tuesday, the police report said. The other woman has not been charged. Ross, who appeared in court Thursday in Jordan gym shoes and a black and red striped shirt, has previous misdemeanor prostitution convictions. The mother of two currently is a waitress at Denny’s, her defense attorney told Judge Israel Desierto. Desierto described the facts of the case as “somewhat unusual” before ordering Ross, of Olympia Fields, held in lieu of $75,000 bail for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and armed robbery. (Source: Sun Tiimes Media Wire @ Chicago Sun-Times)   Thirst has been given a whole new meaning. The moment you have to threaten someone's life to have sex is the moment you should consider online dating or just getting a toy. I don't know if I'm more surprised by her high spirited pursuit of sex or the fact that a woman's being charged with rape. Either way it goes, this is way out of line. Then for her to show up to court wearing Jordans...smh. Come on now. Share this:TweetShare on...

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11 Year Old Enrolls as a Phsyics Major at Texas College
Aug28

11 Year Old Enrolls as a Phsyics Major at Texas College

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The hardest part of college life for Carson Huey-You is the weight of the books he must carry in his backpack.   After all, Carson’s only 4-foot-7, 75 pounds – and 11 years old as he embarks on his freshman year at Texas Christian University.   He became TCU’s youngest student ever when classes started last week. The physics major says he plans to be a quantum physicist.   The Southlake child graduated in May as co-valedictorian from a privateGrapevine high school at age 10. He scored 1770 on his SAT, and his mother, Claretta Huey-You, says Carson was reading by age 2. She says numbers and math came easily to him, he plays classical music on the piano, and he can speak Mandarin Chinese.   Now he’s learning the TCU Fight Song. AP-WF 8/28/2013 03:03 Share this:TweetShare on...

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Group Told to Leave Restaurant Because Other Customers Felt “Threatened”
Aug24

Group Told to Leave Restaurant Because Other Customers Felt “Threatened”

After 2 hours of patiently waiting to be seated at Wild Wings Cafe in North Charleston, SC, 25 close friends and family were asked to leave. Why? A customer felt threatened. Michael Brown and his family were approached by the shift manager and told that there was a "situation". Brown explained to WNEM TV 5, “She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours. Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before" When the shift manager realized that one of the members of the group had taken his phone out to record the conversation, she got irate. Brown went on to explain, “I asked her – I want to be clear with you. I said, so you’re telling me I have to leave? She said I have a right to deny you service. I said so you’re asking me to leave because you’re upset because he was recording you. After we have waited for two hours, and after you’ve already pretty much discriminated on us. And she answered yes.” Brown and other members left the restaurant and called the offices of Wild Wing Cafe, only to be unanswered. But that wouldn't be the last of it. They did what has proven to be a useful resource in making your voice heard. They went to social media. One of Brown's friends posted to Facebook: I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25 family and friends) waited 2hrs, patiently and were refused service because another customer (White) felt threatened by us. This type of racial discrimination is un acceptable and we have to put a STOP TO IT. The manager looked me dead in the face and said she was refusing us service because she had a right to and simply she felt like it. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ESTABLISHMENT… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST.. We need your help. Wild Wings Cafe quickly responded to the Facebook post for damage control and reached out to Brown personally offering an apology and a free meal. He declined and said, “We weren’t coming there for a free meal. When we came there that night, we were coming to patronize the business. This is not a situation where you can just give us a free meal and everything is ok because it’s deeper than that.” Once again, we're seeing discrimination reminiscent of the 1960's. This is the...

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Man Declared Dead for 45 Minutes Comes Back to Life
Aug23

Man Declared Dead for 45 Minutes Comes Back to Life

Tony Yahle says doctors can’t figure out how he came back from the dead. According to ABC news, Yahle’s wife noticed his irregular breathing on August 5th. When she couldn’t wake him up, she called an ambulance and had him rushed to the hospital. Later that afternoon, Tony Yahle’s heart had stopped and after 45 minutes of failed efforts to revive him, doctors went to the family to deliver the sad news. Yahle’s 17 year old son, Lawrence, rushed back in to the room to his father’s side and cried “Dad you’re not going to die today” according to ABC. And he was right. At that moment, medical examiners noticed Yahle’s heart pulsing again one to two times a minute. “I thought we’d better make another effort to revive him.” Nazir told ABC. Over the next week, Tony Yahle’s heart rate sped up to where he felt well enough to speak to various media outlets, calling his survival miraculous. His doctor agreed. “I’m calling it a miracle because I’ve never seen anything like it.” Nazir told ABC. Share this:TweetShare on...

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14 Year Old Raped and Impregnated, And Must Now Share Parental Rights With Her Attacker
Aug22

14 Year Old Raped and Impregnated, And Must Now Share Parental Rights With Her Attacker

Rapist's paternity rights locks his victim into a 16-year relationship with him. According to reports by Alternet.org, rape victim, referred to as H.T., was impregnated by her attacker in 2009 at just age 14. She's currently suing Massachussets to stop the "court ordered 16 year unwanted relationship" that's mandating that her attacker be a part of her life for parental reasons. "Melendez pleaded guilty to rape in September, 2011 (Norfolk Criminal Docket No . CR200900499) and was sentenced to probation for 16 years. As a condition of probation, Melendez was ordered to initiate proceedings in family court, declare paternity as to the child born of his crime, (paternity had already been determined in the criminal case, via DNA testing), and comply with the family court's orders throughout the probationary period. H.T. and her family adamantly expressed discontent with the family court proceedings but to no avail. But it gets worse. In June 2012, H.T. found out that her attacker, Jamie Melendez, was seeking visitation rights. "Melendez had no prior contact with the child and had expressed no interest in the child, but no Massachusetts law forbids the enforcement of visitation rights by a biological father who causes a child's birth through the crime of rape," the complaint states. After a family court judge ordered Melendez to pay $110 a week in child support, Melendez asked for visitation rights, and offered to withdraw his request in exchange for not having to pay child support, according to the lawsuit. The request was denied. H.T. asked that the judge review his decision and in addition to, free her from all obligation to be present at meetings involving her rapist. Her requests were sent to family court, denied again,  thus continuing the mandatory family court proceedings. "An estimated 35,000 babies are born from rape every year," the complaint states. "No state court has ever issued an order such as the one at issue here. Granting the plaintiff's requested relief will inhibit state court judges in Massachusetts and elsewhere from similarly depriving rape victims of their liberty, personal autonomy and due process." H.T. is still seeking annulment of the order, but to date has yet to be successful. What would you do? Share this:TweetShare on...

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Meet The Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting With Compassion
Aug22

Meet The Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting With Compassion

On Tuesday, a 20 year old gunman, armed with an AK47 bypassed security into an elementary school near Atlanta. Instead of fleeing for safety as most would have done, Antoinette Tuff approached him immediately, and began reasoning with the gunman. He continued loading his ammo telling the school clerk he had nothing to live for.   "I just started talking to him ... I let him know what was going on with me and that it would be OK," she said. "I give it all to God, I'm not the hero. I was terrified." In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, she spoke about how the hour long conversation focused not only on him, but in an effort to be relatable, her life as well. "I just started telling him stories," she said, and things like, "You don't have to die today." Tuff told reporters that through her own life's stories and tragedies, she was able to convince the gunman to put the guns down and surrender. She courageously ensured the safety of approximately 870 pre-kindergarten to fifth grade students at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia through the power of compassion. Share this:TweetShare on...

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