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The Latest: Islam spiritual leader blasts Myanmar violence

The Latest: Islam spiritual leader blasts Myanmar violence

The Latest on violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 6 p.m. The spiritual leader of Islam’s majority Sunnis has blasted Myanmar for the “massacres” against Rohingya Muslims, calling for swift political and economic pressure by the international community on the Buddhist-majority nation. The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the world’s foremost seat of Sunni Islamic learning, also warned in a televised statement aired from Cairo on…
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The Latest: UN has plan to help 300000 fleeing Myanmar

The Latest on violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 6:35 a.m. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says it’s horrified by the ongoing attacks on Rohingya civilians and is calling on Myamar’s government to cease its military operations. Cameron Hudson, director of the museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, says “government efforts to deny Rohingya citizenship rights, restrict their freedom of …
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Disturbing New Details Emerge In XXXTentacion Domestic Violence Case

As previously reported, last October XXXTentacion was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, false imprisonment, domestic battery by strangulation, and witness-tampering. If convicted at trial this coming fall, the 19-year-old faces a potentially lengthy prison sentence. In Pitchfork-obtained excerpts from the alleged victim’s 142-page testimony, the Florida rapper is accused of frequent and extensive abuse. According to the testimony, XXXTentacion—whose real name is Jahseh O…
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Michigan State hires law firm for Title IX program review

A law firm has been hired to review Michigan State University’s Title IX program. The school said Friday that the Husch Blackwell firm was hired this month as part of its commitment to “strengthening efforts to combat sexual violence.” The firm is to focus on Title IX compliance, crisis and advocacy support services, prevention and education programs, awareness and outreach and campus feedback. Michigan State says the review is expected to take several months. The school conducted a Title IX in…
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The Latest: Victims of Colombia’s conflict gather for pope

The Latest on the pope’s visit to Colombia (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Pope Francis is urging victims and ex-fighters in Colombia’s long-running conflict to reconcile so Colombia can move forward. Francis presided over a reconciliation event in Villavincencio, a city south of Bogota that is surrounded by lands formerly controlled by leftist rebels. He said he wanted to be there to listen to its people and weep with them. He embraced victims and ex-fighters standing at the foot of the ruined to…
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UF, facing lawsuit, opens door for white nationalist to speak — but at new date

UF, facing lawsuit, opens door for white nationalist to speak — but at new date

The University of Florida on Friday cleared the way for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on the Gainesville campus — but at a new date yet to be determined. The move, announced Friday, came as the university faced a First Amendment lawsuit over a controversial event originally planned for Sept. 12 that could set up the small college town as the next potential free-speech showdown between racist groups and the protesters who show up to oppose them. In a letter to Gainesville-based la…
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The Latest: Man pleads guilty to blocking KKK from park

The Latest on the aftermath of a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 6:05 p.m. A judge in Virginia says he will decide later whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. can proceed to trial. After a hearing Friday, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore said he may have a decision within two to three weeks. Controversy over the statue sparked an Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally t…
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Rohingya refugees stream into Bangladesh by land and sea

Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in western Myanmar, the UNHCR said Saturday. Both Myanmar’s security officials and insurgents from the Rohingya ethnic minority are accusing each other of burning down villages and committing atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The military has said nearly 400 people, most of them insurgents, have died in armed clashes. The violence has triggered a flood of refugees cross…
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Mayor: Nov. 23 to honor black Thibodaux Massacre victims

The mayor of a Louisiana town where 30 to 60 black people were killed 130 years ago is calling for a moment of silence in November to honor those victims. Thibodaux (TIB-uh-doh) Mayor Tommy Eschete (ESH-tay) plans to give a proclamation Tuesday that will declare Nov. 23 “1887 Commemoration Day” to a descendant of one of the victims of the violence. The Louisiana 1887 Memorial Committee says the mayor will present the proclamation to Sylvester Jackson. It says the city condemns the violence and …
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Armed militia at peaceful Missouri protests raises concerns

Unarmed protesters are raising concerns that armed militia members who have been attending rallies at an upscale shopping and dining district in Kansas City might eventually spark violence. The Kansas City Star reports that the militia has shown up several times this summer at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. The militia is part of the Three Percenters movement, which gets its name from the belief that just 3 percent of colonists rose up to fight the British. Local …
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Marist Brothers say member abused 14 minors at Chile schools

Marist Brothers say member abused 14 minors at Chile schools

The Marist Brothers in Chile say a brother who worked at two of the order’s schools abused at least 14 minors from the 1970s until 2000, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. A statement by the Marists to parents and teachers said the order has begun legal action against Abel Perez, and its leaders have met with victims and will donate money to a non-government group that protects children. Perez acknowledged the abuse to his superiors in 2010 and was later transfe…
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Exclusive: Surveillance Tape Captures Possible Serial Burglars In South Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Miami Police say new surveillance tape shows some young suspects who may be serial burglars and were arrested after an alert homeowner called 911. The tape obtained exclusively by CBS4’s Peter D’Oench shows an alarming image: two males wearing backpacks and darting through a home that they have broken into just before 4:30 p.m. on Monday. “From this residence they took $40,000 worth of jewelry,” said South Miami Polic…
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White supremacist found guilty after willing to kill for undercover FBI agents

A Broward County white supremacist has been convicted of multiple felonies in federal court in Fort Lauderdale after rolling to Georgia to commit murder. But Adrian Apodaca’s murder target didn’t really exist. Also, he found himself under investigation mainly because of a white supremacist informing for the FBI, according to the Sun Sentinel. In fact, so little around Apodaca — nicknamed “Skitz” — was as it seemed to the two-time convicted felon that defense counsel Neison Marks asked the jury to consider his client an entrapment victim. While the FBI conned Apodaca, Marks said, he was working his own put-on by lying about previous criminal activities. The jury didn’t buy it. They found Apodaca guilty on Tuesday of two counts of attempting to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute; one count of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire; Hobbs Act robbery; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime or drug trafficking crime; and possession of ammunition by a convicted person. He will be sentenced Dec. 8 Apodaca lived behind the Dirty White Boys motorcycle club in Davie, the Sun Sentinel reported, in 2015 when he met Steven Watt — club member, white supremacist and, since 2009, FBI informant. Watt dropped dime to the FBI on illegal activities and unprovoked violence, which he felt hurt the white supremacist cause. After Apodaca allegedly told Watt that he had committed murders in New Mexico and Arizona, Watt told the FBI and the FBI got interested in Apodaca. According to the criminal complaint, “The case was opened to mitigate any potential threats posed by Apodaca and to determine whether he was engaging in criminal activities.” Not only did he claim to be the founder of the Vinlander Social Club, characterized as a “violent white supremacist organization” by the FBI, but his rap sheet included criminal confinement, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting law enforcement from arrests in 1999 and 2012. He was arrested in Indiana and Arizona, respectively, on those charges. After doing time for the firearm possession conviction, Apodaca moved to Broward County. The FBI sent in undercover agents posing as members of an affluent and violent white supremacist crime organization. Apodaca bragged to one agent in a recorded conversation that he had “killed a lot of people” while with the Vinlander Social Club in Arizona. Also, he spoke of imitating cops while ripping off a drug house for a million-dollar haul. The faux white supremacist group used Apodaca for some minor faux jobs before he agreed to kill “Tony” over a debt owed to the group. The criminal complaint described a very enthusiastic, thorough thinking Apodaca: “Yeah, I just need to get a silencer, a weapon, a drop off point, a picture.” Apodaca also requested surveillance and intelligence regarding Tony, stating, “If we can get eyes on him and, like, find out what his habits are … I wanna find out when he takes a piss. I wanna fînd out when he (expletives) leaves his house …what his random habits are.” Apodaca also asked UCE-6259 what type of security Tony has around him and what time he comes home at night.” Then, Apodaca provided a list of his hitman needs, headlined by “a good high capacity round handgun w/suppressor, at least 5-10+ rnd magazines, Xtreme Penetrator from Lehigh Defense (ammo type).” He also wanted a gas mask, body armor and Bear Off pepper spray. An undercover agent paid Apodaca $2,500 and told him another $2,500 would be paid upon job completion. Apodaca drove to Valdosta, Georgia, with the undercover agent, where they met a second undercover agent. And where Apodaca got arrested.
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UF expects legal action after rebuffing white nationalists

University of Florida officials say a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer is threatening legal action after the school refused to rent it space on campus for a September event. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said in a statement Wednesday that representatives of the National Policy Institute informed school officials that the group has retained legal counsel and plans to pursue efforts to hold the event as originally requested. No formal complaint has been filed, but Fuchs says they’re…
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Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs

Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. In exchange for bribery payments, the postal workers provided special addresses on their routes where the drugs could be shipped and then intercepted the packages and delivered them to a person they believed was a drug trafficker using the postal system to ship multiple kilograms of cocaine at a time into the area, U.S. Attorney John Horn said. But it wa…
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Nick Gordon catches a break; domestic violence charges dropped

Nick Gordon catches a break; domestic violence charges dropped

Nick Gordon is a free man. Florida prosecutors have dropped all domestic battery and false imprisonment charges against Bobbi Kristina Brown’s onetime boyfriend, TMZ reports. Back in June, Gordon was arrested in Sanford after an argument with his then girlfriend Laura Leal, who told The Daily Mail that he punched her so hard that she saw stars. TMZ adds the case was dropped because Leal is not cooperating with investigators. Gordon still has legal issues, having been found legally respons…
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Right-wing group cancels Saturday San Francisco rally

Two right-wing rallies planned for the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area were canceled Friday, with organizers citing threats from left-wing agitators, but local officials said they remained concerned about the potential for violence. A Saturday “freedom rally” planned near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was canceled by the group Patriot Prayer, which said it would hold a news conference at a city park instead. Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson said his followers would instead atte…
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The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis under fire for Trump comments

Miami’s Marcus Lemonis is under fire, and he’s fighting back. In a recent interview with CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” “The Profit” star said that consumers who “are in favor of what [Trump] said” about the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests should not do business with him. The Camping World CEO added: “It’s scary right now.” The host asked whether businesses should be worried about how they look dealing with the current administration. “There’s no doubt that there is proba…
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Barcelona readies for massive rally against violence

Thousands of people are expected to flood the streets of Barcelona to reject violence after the deadly attacks on Aug. 17-18 that killed 15 people and wounded over 120. The Islamic State group claimed the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that used vehicles and knives, Spain’s deadliest in more than a decade. Eight suspects are dead, two are jailed under preliminary charges and two more remain under investigation. The slogan of the march — “I’m not afraid” in the local Catalan language— has…
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Fishing captain, inventor once were lovebirds; now they’re suing each other, and it’s not pretty

A local female fishing captain and her rich inventor former boyfriend are entangled in a pair of ugly lawsuits that hint at a violence-filled relationship. Capt. Lace Allenius, 32, owner of Fishing Adventures With Lace, and Fort Lauderdale multi-millionaire Merrill Brooks Smith, her 62-year-old ex-beau, have been flinging ugly allegations of gold-digging and domestic abuse at each other in a Palm Beach County court. Smith, known for his pioneering of pre-paid cards and computer point-of-sale te…
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The Latest: Kenya official blames extremists for sabotage

The Latest: Kenya official blames extremists for sabotage

The Latest on Kenya’s elections to be held on Tuesday. (All times local): 10:25 p.m. Many residents in Nairobi engaged in last minute shopping on the eve of elections and while others made travel plans to leave the capital city after Tuesday’s vote. Alfred Nganga, a press liaison for Nakumatt, Kenya’s largest supermarket chain, said the volume of customers Monday was the largest in recent weeks. Elizabeth Obeiro, an accountant said she stocked up on supplies when she realized there might be a s…
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Jarvis Landry is under investigation for battery

Jarvis Landry is one of the few players the Miami Dolphins cannot afford to lose for any length of time, but according to Andy Slater on his website, …
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Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry under investigation for possible domestic battery

The Miami Dolphins are aware that wide receiver Jarvis Landry is reportedly under investigation for possible battery, head coach Adam Gase told reporters on Monday. Time_Sports To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. (Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is unde…
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Broward State Attorney’s Office Reviewing Investigation Into Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins are in the national spotlight due to the injury to Ryan Tannehill and subsequent signing of Jay Cutler. In the midst of all the quarterback drama, another situation has crept its way into the headlines. Dolphins star receiver Jarvis Landry is being investigated for a possible domestic violence issue. The Broward State Attorney’s Office has confirmed to CBS4 that the Fort Lauderdale Police has presented the SAO …
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Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry under investigation for domestic violence

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is currently under investigation by police for battery after an incident with his girlfriend, Dolphins coach Adam Gase told the media. The investigation was first reported by Slater Scoops, which has details. The authorities have not yet decided whether to file charges. This is yet another troubling case of potential domestic violence in the NFL. While NFL teams have refused to sign Colin Kaepernick for his social justice activism—including the Dol…
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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

South Sudan sexual violence on ‘massive scale,’ report says

It’s been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn’t been able to say much since. “I don’t remember a lot,” Batista says, darting his eyes toward the dirt floor as he sits in a makeshift clinic in one of South Sudan’s displaced people’s camps in the town of Wau. The Associated Press is using only the boy’s first name to protect his identity. Four years into South Sudan’s devastating civil war, the world’s …
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Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon Gets Kicked By Young Cincinnati Reds Fan

Sometimes children have irrational thoughts when it comes to winning and losing in sports. And those ideas can involve violence if necessary, as this young Cincinnati Reds fan showed the Miami Marlins‘ Dee Gordon before their game on Sunday afternoon. It seems this youngster’s tactics may have paid off, as the Reds topped Miami 6-3 in the game. But let’s not reinforce this type of behavior – or at least wait until the playoffs….
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New initiative aimed at gun violence announced in Memphis

A new initiative in the Memphis area will toughen penalties for gun violence. Media outlets report officials announced Monday the campaign will focus on aggressive investigations, prosecutions seeking maximum sentences, and advertising that will send a clear message to offenders. Violent crime in Memphis has increase 10 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period of last year. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich says the community is fed up with gun crimes. Count…
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AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it’s time to get a gun

A minister posing with a church manual in one hand and a 9 mm handgun in the other. A tax analyst cradling her AR-15 semi-automatic. A flight attendant taking aim, her blue fingernail polish glowing alongside the Glock 40. A banker in a black summer dress checking the chamber. They are among the American black women now picking up firearms and learning how to shoot. Most say they want to protect their homes, families and themselves. “What’s going to happen if something goes bump in the night?” …
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Indianapolis anti-crime group says Pence attending event

An Indianapolis anti-violence group says Vice President Mike Pence will return to his home state as the main speaker for its fundraising luncheon next month. Pence also is scheduled to take part Aug. 11 in a Statehouse ceremony unveiling his official Indiana governor’s portrait. The Indy Ten Point Coalition says Pence will speak during its luncheon at a downtown Indianapolis hotel. Tickets for the luncheon start at $250 a person. Ticket packages range from $1,500 to $25,000. The coalition’s web…
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Protests against president disrupt Brazil's major cities

Protests against president disrupt Brazil’s major cities

A general strike disrupted major cities across Brazil on Friday as union workers protested President Michel Temer’s proposal to loosen labor rules and trim pension benefits. In Sao Paulo, protesters blocked some of the city’s main roads and highways and hindered access to Guarulhos Airport, the biggest in the country. Later in the day, thousands marched toward the city hall. Access to Rio de Janeiro’s downtown was blocked early in the day, with traffic jams stretching 9 miles (14 kilometers) ou…
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Google pledges $2 million grant in efforts to curb gun violence in America

Google is ramping up efforts to curb gun violence, with a $2 million grant to benefit prevention programs in cities across the country. The pledge is part of the tech giant’s ongoing commitment to organizations and innovators working on racial justice. Related: A chance to trade guns for bail in Baltimore? The philanthropic arm of the……
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10 cent fuel tax hike among new Indiana laws taking effect

Indiana’s gasoline taxes are going up 10 cents a gallon. Children are being required to wear helmets when using off-road vehicles. And those who use drones for nefarious, sexual purposes could be charged with a crime. Those are just a few of the new Indiana laws that took effect on Saturday. The Republican-dominated Legislature considered well over a thousand bills during this year’s legislative session and GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb signed 271 into law, according to his spokeswoman, Stephanie Wilso…
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Chicago Police, Feds Team Up to Curb Violence

Chicago police are teaming up with federal and state officials to fight gun violence. On Friday, officials will announce a new task force featuring about 20 ATF agents, Illinois state troopers and state and federal prosecutors. Chief Anthony Riccio, who runs CPD’s Bureau of Organized Crime, sits down to talk more about the initiative.  Editor’s Note: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream of a press conference with Chicago police at 1 p.m. CT right here.  President Donald Trump announce…
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Lawmakers to take up domestic violence gun control bill

Legislation that would take guns away from people on domestic restraining orders is scheduled to be heard in a Rhode Island Senate committee. Lawmakers are aiming to end the session Friday. A hearing is set for 3 p.m. in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under the bill, anyone on a domestic protective order issued by a court after Saturday would have to surrender guns and wouldn’t be able to get them back while the order is in effect. The legislation would also impose restrictions on anyone convi…
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Indiana domestic violence law addresses phone plans, pets

Indiana domestic violence law addresses phone plans, pets

A new Indiana law hopes to help those affected by domestic violence leave abusive relationships. The Evansville Courier and Press (http://bit.ly/2rmZgXo ) reported that the law, taking effect next month, allows judges to approve the transfer of phone plans over to domestic violence victims without the account holder’s consent. It also allows pets to be included in protective orders for domestic violence. That portion of the bill hopes to prevent abusers from using pets as leverage against their…
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Serbia adopts Remembrance Day for domestic violence victims

Serbia adopts Remembrance Day for domestic violence victims

Serbia has introduced a Remembrance Day for women killed by their husbands or partners as part of efforts to curb domestic violence in the conservative Balkan country. The government decided on Monday that May 18th will be dedicated each year to the victims of violence against women. The date was chosen because seven women were killed in just three days in May 2015. Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic says “it will be a day when we will say out loud that violence against women must stop.” M…
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Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over. Activists wearing red T-shirts reading “Lucha,” or “Fight,” quietly filled hundreds of gallery seats as proceedings began. After about 40 minutes, they bega…
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Managing senseless violence with technology

Managing senseless violence with technology

Two seconds. That’s all it took to turn a lovely summer evening into a scene of mass hysteria. Such was the singer Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last week. Teens and young adults were simply out to enjoy an evening of music when their world forever became scared. In this case, a suicide bomber decided to impose the agenda of the Islamic State. In the face of this tragedy, parents everywhere are looking to law enforcement officers to enhance their procedures, keeping their loved ones saf…
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