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Human Rights Campaign’s Homosexual Founder Charged With Sexual Abuse of Oregon Boy

By Heather Clark PORTLAND, Ore. – The founder of the nation’s largest homosexual activist organization has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy. Terrance Bean, 66, of the Human Rights Campaign was taken into custody at his home on Wednesday by the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit following an indictment by a Lane County Grand Jury. He was booked at the Multnomah County Jail and released after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bail. Bean is facing two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor. The charges stem from an ongoing investigation that involves an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy. Police state that there may be additional victims involved and others may also be arrested as part of the investigation. “The investigation began in Portland, but the criminal episode occurred in Lane County,” police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson told The Oregonian. Further details surrounding the matter are few, but neighbor Jeff Warila told local television station KOIN that he saw Bean bringing younger men home with him and could see them engaging in sexual acts through the window. In June, the publication Williamette Week reported that Bean and one of his young homosexual …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Detective testifies in Janepsy Carballo trial

Detective Diana Romen took the stand Thursday in the murder trial of Janepsy Carballo, who is accused of killing her husband’s business partner, believing he was responsible for her husband’s death. Romen told jurors she knew Ilam Nissim was not responsible for the fatal shooting of Orlando Mesa in 2008 because witnesses told investigators that Mesa was gunned down outside the couple’s North Miami home by two black men with dreadlocks. “From the time you met her, she was trying to convince you Ilan Nissim was the person who killed her husband?” asked prosecutor Abbe Rifkin. “And you knew that couldn’t be true?” “Correct,” said Romen. Defense attorney Nathan Diamond disputed the detective’s memory. “She told you that the reason she thought Nissim was ‘the one’ was because he had her waiting around the house all day with her husband the day her husband was murdered,” said Diamond. Diamond also argued that Carballo didn’t lure Nissim to her home to kill him, as the state suggests, but instead feared him. Diamond said Carballo feared Nissim so much that she was willing to help police keep tabs on him as part of an unrelated drug investigation. “You asked the defendant to wear the wire two days before …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Detective testifies in Janepsy Carballo trial

Detective Diana Romen took the stand Thursday in the murder trial of Janepsy Carballo, who is accused of killing her husband’s business partner, believing he was responsible for her husband’s death. Romen told jurors she knew Ilam Nissim was not responsible for the fatal shooting of Orlando Mesa in 2008 because witnesses told investigators that Mesa was gunned down outside the couple’s North Miami home by two black men with dreadlocks. “From the time you met her, she was trying to convince you Ilan Nissim was the person who killed her husband?” asked prosecutor Abbe Rifkin. “And you knew that couldn’t be true?” “Correct,” said Romen. Defense attorney Nathan Diamond disputed the detective’s memory. “She told you that the reason she thought Nissim was ‘the one’ was because he had her waiting around the house all day with her husband the day her husband was murdered,” said Diamond. Diamond also argued that Carballo didn’t lure Nissim to her home to kill him, as the state suggests, but instead feared him. Diamond said Carballo feared Nissim so much that she was willing to help police keep tabs on him as part of an unrelated drug investigation. “You asked the defendant to wear the wire two days before …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Former Opa-locka sergeant to spend next year behind bars

The man dubbed “Florida’s worst and dirtiest cop” will spend the next year locked up with some of the state’s most notorious criminals. Former Opa-locka police Sgt. German Bosque was sentenced to 364 days in jail and three years of probation for tampering with a witness who wanted to lodge a complaint with the internal affairs unit. That man was Korey Davis, who was also in court on Thursday. Bosque was convicted in June after surveillance cameras captured him punching Davis in the face in April 2011, and then handcuffing him and placing him in a holding area following an argument. The defense only called two witnesses during the trial, former Opa-locka Police Chief Cheryl Cason, whom Davis called the night of the incident to ask for advice, and Davis’ ex-girlfriend, the mother of their son, who was present the day of the alleged assault. Bosque decided not to testify in his own defense. “I’m against bad policemen,” Bosque told Local 10. “I’m against, you know, dirty cops. … I like the person in the mirror.” Bosque has been arrested, disciplined, suspended, fined and sent home with pay more than any officer in Florida. He has been accused of slamming the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 teens shot near Miami Carol City Senior High School

Two teenagers have been shot near a Miami Gardens high school, authorities said. The shooting occurred Thursday afternoon in the area of Miami Carol City Senior High School. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said one teen was shot in the head. Both victims were being airlifted from the school’s football field to the hospital. A Miami-Dade County school spokesman said the shootings happened at a home near the school. Sky 10 was above the scene as a large police presence surrounded a nearby neighborhood. Sky 10 pics …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Man accused of stealing 2 Dolphins Super Bowl rings from home

A 25-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into two Fort Lauderdale homes this week, one of which is the home of former Dolphins offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg. Ivy Peterson is facing multiple charges including burglary, trespassing and possession of cocaine. Police said the first robbery happened Monday at a home in the 500 block of Northeast 16th Court. In that case, the homeowner’s vehicle was stolen. While searching for the suspect, police say a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy saw Peterson exit Kuechenberg’s residence early Tuesday morning through an unlocked window. Police say law enforcement officials chased Peterson through the parking lot of nearby New River Middle School where he was apprehended by police K-9 units. According to the arrest report, Peterson stole two 1972 and 1984 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl rings from Kuechenberg’s home. The rings were found on the suspect and returned to Kuechenberg. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Event Transcript: Religion in Latin America

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Latin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics – nearly 40% of the world’s total Catholic population – and the Roman Catholic Church now has a Latin American pope for the first time in its history. Yet identification with Catholicism has declined throughout the region, according to a major new Pew Research Center …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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FSU shooter graduated from school, police say

A gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, police said. The shooter was identified as Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University’s law school. May was fatally shot early Thursday after he shot three people at the Florida State library. Two are hospitalized and one has been released. Abigail Taunton told the Associated Press that May had recently been staying at a guest house she owns in a rural area in the Florida Panhandle. She said police interviewed her husband, David, after the shooting. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said May remained in the lobby of the library when he opened fire using a semi-automatic handgun. He said May kept journals expressing fears of being targeted, although it wasn’t immediately clear by whom. Police said there was no indication why he targeted the library, but they believe he acted alone. FSU Police Chief David Perry said May had two former cases from 2002 and 2003. FSU shootting Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 Miami schools on lockdown as police investigate suspicious package

Two schools in Northeast Miami-Dade were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package in the area. Sky 10 was above the scene just after 2:30 p.m. as numerous police, fire rescue and bomb squad units arrived at the scene. The schools affected were Highland Oaks Middle School at 2375 NE 203rd St. and Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks Elementary at 20500 NE 24th Ave. At this time, traffic on Ives Dairy Road is being re-directed in both directions. No other details were immediately released. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Lawsuit filed against city of Fort Lauderdale over homeless feeding ordinance

As the city of Fort Lauderdale contends with international backlash after it began criminally charging ministers and several others with feeding the homeless in public, it now has a major lawsuit on its hands. The lawsuit filed by prominent local attorneys Bill Scherer and Bruce Rogow alleges that Fort Lauderdale’s controversial anti-homeless feeding ordinance violates both the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “This statute, this law in the city, is unconstitutional,” Scherer told Local 10 investigative reporter Bob Norman. “On what grounds is this unconstitutional?” asked Norman. “The entire constitution that we learn in law school — freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, equal protection — I mean, the homeless people are not being treated equally with the rest of the community,” said Scherer. Scherer, who is representing Episcopal minister Mark Sims, who is one of the first to be charged with feeding the homeless in public, said the city’s claim that it’s about health and safety is simply a cover for the real aim. “It’s nonsense. It’s trying to restrict the feeding programs so the homeless will not gather (in public), and will go somewhere else so we will not see them,” said Scherer. A …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Hialeah couple shot at during attempted robbery

A husband and wife in Hialeah are in fear for their lives after they were shot at during an apparent attempted robbery. According to Hialeah police, the couple arrived at the home on East 45th Street off Seventh Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 when they were approached by two armed men. Police said the couple ran toward their home, as the alleged robbers fired several shots at them. The men then fled the area in a dark-colored Nissan Maxima with tinted windows and chrome trim. One of the robbers is described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, who was wearing a red cap and red shirt at the time. The second person is described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, who has dreadlocks and sleeve tattoos on both arms. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Nissan Maxima Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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