Woman Brings Baby and Gun to Easter Service. Churchgoers Leap Into Action.

On Sunday, a 31-year-old female Navy veteran holding her 10-month-old son and a gun, strode into a San Diego Easter service, climbed on stage, and allegedly pronounced she was going to blow the church up. Churchgoers had a different idea, according to police: they tackled her.

The San Diego Police Department stated that they arrived at the auditorium of the Mount Everest Academy, where the services were being held, within two minutes of being alerted. They identified the woman and it is reported that she was speaking unintelligibly. Police stated that after they examined the gun, they found it was unloaded; the church’s pastor, Benjamin Wisan, stated that the woman had attended services at the church at other times prior to the incident. Police have reportedly been summoned to deal with her at the church before. . .

One post that the suspect allegedly made stated, “The one who came as Jesus was a liar!!! Another word for ‘The Comforter’ is The Advocate! Why would he say that unless he’s the Adversary??? Which means that since we’ve been worshipping him as God and believing everything he said, we’ve all be deceived. But the #greatdeception is even more than that…please read my video descriptions in this and in my other videos too!! I’m not trying to make a name for myself or anything—but this is finally the Truth!!!!!”

David Michael Miller, a military member who was one of the people reportedly subduing the suspect, told ABC 7, “After she started pointing the gun at the baby, one of the older gentlemen grabbed it from her and then me and a couple of other men tackled her. We got the baby away from her. A few minutes after that, the cops came in. She was trying to run away or something so a cop tackled her through a row of chairs. They arrested her and pulled another gun out of her bra.” (Read more from “Woman Brings Baby and Gun to Easter Service. Churchgoers Leap Into Action.” HERE)

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HIV Rising Amongst Homeless Population – Here’s Why

The Seattle Times reports that in clusters of heterosexual homeless men and women, HIV is rising due to the sharing of syringes and needles as the opioid crisis devastates the area. But, as the piece notes, Seattle is just one of many cities experiencing similar public health problems.

The Seattle Time’s Ryan Bethlen notes “Since January 2018, 17 people have contracted HIV in the cluster. The cases are connected to a strain of HIV that 26 people have been diagnosed with going back to 2008. Across King County, from 2017 to 2018, HIV diagnoses have risen threefold for heterosexuals who inject drugs.”

But this sort of disease is not limited to Seattle alone. Health experts told Bethlen that “the rapid increase of the infection rate is likely the coupling of a growing homeless population and the exploding opioid epidemic.” This has affected areas such as “Cincinnati, Scout County, Indiana, and in the Lowell and Lawrence areas of Massachusetts.”

Dr. Matthew Golden, director of Public Health’s HIV/STD program, said what Seattle has is “a growing population at risk.” Despite having a government-backed needle exchange program for drug users, “it wasn’t reaching people in this area and added to the virus.” (Read more from “HIV Rising Amongst Homeless Population – Here’s Why” HERE)

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Watch: Woman Caught on Camera Dumping Bag of Newborn Puppies at Dumpster

A California woman was caught on camera cruelly discarding a plastic bag full of healthy, 3-day-old puppies at a dumpster, like so much trash. Riverside County officials are not taking it lightly, and are currently looking for the woman in the video, or any information that might lead to her.

In a Facebook post, they explain that the security camera footage shows the woman dumping the puppies next to a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store in Coachella. An employee of the store contacted animal services after a passerby discovered the 7 terrier-mix pups, trapped and overheating in the plastic garbage bag.

The responding officer, Jose Cisneros, asked to see the store’s security tapes and that was how they discovered the evidence, which includes not just the woman but footage of her vehicle. . .

“Animal Services’ veterinary team members cared for the puppies and lined up a rescue group partner organization to take over bottle feeding duties,” the Facebook post explains. “MeoowzResQ, a Southern California-based organization specializing in kitten and cat rescue and fostering, agreed to accept the pups.”

The man, identified as John, who found the puppies probably saved the puppies from dying from the heat, suffocation, starvation, or other possible outcomes. “The Good Samaritan played a major role in saving theses puppies’ lives,” said animal services Commander Chris Mayer. “His actions were humane and heroic.” (Read more from “Watch: Woman Caught on Camera Dumping Bag of Newborn Puppies at Dumpster” HERE)

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Good Friday ‘Way of Cross’ Services Commemorate Victims of Abortion

A national pro-life group says its “Way of the Cross” services celebrated on Good Friday at nearly 100 abortion facilities throughout the country will commemorate the victims of abortion.

Pro-Life Action League organized the services at which pro-life activists will “contemplate the suffering of Jesus Christ at our own modern day Golgotha, the abortion clinic,” said a profile of the event.

“As a society, we’ve become increasingly sensitive to the victims of injustice, and that’s to our credit,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, in a statement. “But we forget about the victims of abortion, starting with the more than 60 million unborn children who have lost their lives to legal abortion in the United States since 1973.” . . .

“There’s no better day to remember the victims of abortion than Good Friday, when we remember the suffering and execution of Jesus Christ, an innocent man who preached the value of every single human life,” Scheidler added, pointing out that the prayer vigils have become a central feature of the annual Holy Week religious observance for many pro-life advocates. (Read more from “Good Friday ‘Way of Cross’ Services Commemorate Victims of Abortion” HERE)

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Two 14-Year-Old Girls Arrested for Conspiracy to Murder Nine Other Students

On Thursday, two 14-year-old girls from Florida were arrested on conspiracy to murder charges after a teacher found a folder that outlined plans to kill nine other students.

According to WTSP, affidavits state that on Wednesday, a teacher at Avon Park Middle School saw the two girls acting “hysterical” as they searched for a folder. The teacher claimed one of the girls said that they would be arrested if the folder was found by someone else; the teacher said the other girl responded, “I’m just going to tell them it’s a prank if they call me or if they find it.”

According to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, the teacher found the folder, which was labeled “private info,” “do not open,” and “project 11/9.” The eight sheets of paper inside the folder allegedly adumbrated a scheme to murder the other students whose full names or initials were listed, and the word “guns” was also printed there. The teacher then notified the school resource officer and other school officials.

The Daily Mail reports that an incident report stated that the papers “described how the juvenile suspects would obtain firearms to kill the victims and dispose of their remains, ‘specifically burning and burying their bodies.’”

WTSP adds, “Also included in the folder were hand-written notes describing the clothing the girls would wear during the killing spree, such as gloves, and how they would look. ‘NO NAILS’ and ‘No Hair Showing from the moment we put on our clothes.’” (Read more from “Two 14-Year-Old Girls Arrested for Conspiracy to Murder Nine Other Students” HERE)

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Uh Oh: Majority of Millennials Rely on Parents to Pay Bills

Millennials often define being an adult as being financially independent, but a new survey finds the majority of young people still depend on their parents for money.

A new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey given exclusively to USA TODAY found 70 percent of adults ages 18 to 34 received financial support from their parents within the last year, with almost three in five millennials saying they couldn’t afford their lifestyles without the support.

Barron’s Senior Editor Jack Hough believes these numbers are a direct result of what millennials face in terms of the rising cost of college and are making a rational decision by living together in bigger households. . .

Hough also pointed to data suggesting that wages are far lower than they have been historically relative to corporate profit, which he predicts could lead to more wage pressure in our country. . .

Four out of five early-adult households carry debt, usually education loans or credit card balances, according to the Survey of Consumer Finances. The average loan balance for those graduating with student debt is $36,888, or a $371 monthly payment over 10 years, according to Age Wave. (Read more from “Uh Oh: Majority of Millennials Rely on Parents to Pay Bills” HERE)

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Michelle Obama Takes Swipe at Single Fathers: America Under Trump Is Like ‘Living With Divorced Dad’

[Michelle Obama] took a swipe at President Donald Trump — and single dads — during an event in London on Sunday. Hawking her new book “Becoming,” she sat down with late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert at the O2 Arena, where she first bragged about how good things were when The Chosen One was in the White House.

“For anyone who had any problems with Barack Obama, let’s just think about what we were troubled by — there were never any indictments,” she said. . .

“We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled,” Obama said. “Sometimes, you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”

Interestingly, Barack Obama is the product of a broken family. His white mother and black father were married in 1961, six months before he was born, and split in 1964. His estranged father would visit him in Hawaii only once before he died in a car accident in 1982. His father’s absence was part of the driving force behind Obama’s memoir, “Dreams from My Father.”

He was also an advocate of fathers while president, even urging black men to stay in a family unit. “Fathers are our first teachers and coaches … they’re our mentors, our role models,” the president told a gathering of local students and their families in 2010. (Read more from “Michelle Obama Takes Swipe at Single Fathers: America Under Trump Is Like ‘Living With Divorced Dad'” HERE)

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Prosecutor Who Let off Smollett Scrutinizes the Actor in Uncovered Texts

By Fox News. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx described “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages released Tuesday by her office in response to a public-records request by the Chicago Tribune.

Foxx compared Smollett’s case to her office’s pending indictments against R&B singer R. Kelly in text messages to Joseph Magats, her top assistant, on March 8, the paper reported

“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16 (counts),” she wrote. “… Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.” (Read more from “Prosecutor Who Let off Smollett Scrutinizes the Actor in Uncovered Texts” HERE)

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Thousands of Texts, Emails About Jussie Smollett Probe Made Public by State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s Office

By Chicago Tribune. Just after news broke that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had been indicted on 16 felony counts, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told her top deputy that Smollett was a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” and the number of felony counts he faced was excessive, communications obtained by the Chicago Tribune show. . .

Smollett, who is African-American and openly gay, had been indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct on charges he staged a hate crime attack on himself. Foxx’s office created a firestorm of protest after abruptly dropping all the charges less than three weeks later at a court hearing that reporters only learned about at the last minute.

Late Tuesday, Foxx’s office made public thousands of internal texts and emails on the Smollett case in response to public-records requests by the Tribune.

The office, though, denied outright requests for its internal files, saying it did so because the judge presiding over the case had agreed to seal the public court file moments after prosecutors dropped all the charges. The Chicago Police Department has also denied public-records requests for its internal documents on the same grounds. (Read more from “Thousands of Texts, Emails About Jussie Smollett Probe Made Public by State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s Office” HERE)

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This State Has a Much Higher Autism Rate Compared to Others, According to CDC

New Jersey has seen an increased rate of autism in preschool-age children over the past four years compared to children in other states, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday.

The percentage of four-year-olds in New Jersey with autism spectrum disorder increased by 40 percent between 2010 and 2014, the report said. The study concluded that New Jersey had the highest percentage of children with the developmental disability, which causes significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

The Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, which has analyzed rates of autism diagnoses for 19 years, partnered with researchers at Rutgers University to conduct a seven-state analysis of the rates of autism spectrum disorders in children across Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.

The percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey increased dramatically between 2010 and 2014. 19.7 per 1,000 children in 2010 had a form of the disability compared to 28.4 per 1,000 in 2014, the study said.

New Jersey saw the highest prevalence of African American and Hispanic children with the disorder. In a pool of 4-year-old children, 29.4 per 1,000 white children were on the autism spectrum in New Jersey in 2014, compared to 33.1 per 1,000 African American children and 28.2 per 1,000 Hispanic children, the study concluded. New Jersey boys were also more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders than girls. (Read more from “This State Has a Much Higher Autism Rate Compared to Others, According to CDC” HERE)

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Teen Girls Stage School Walkout to Protest Boys in Their Bathroom

The backlash against the relentless assault on nearly every civilizational institution by transgender activists seems to be slowly increasing as ordinary men and women realize the implications of the transgender agenda and the abolition of gender. Muslim parents in the UK pulled hundreds of children out of school, forcing a shutdown of recently-implemented LGBT programming. And as I reported back in February, students are pushing back, signing petitions demanding the return of their gender-segregated bathrooms and even suing their high schools in order to retrieve their right to privacy.

Last week, the debate erupted again in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Two groups of students staged a walkout at Abraham Lincoln High School over bathroom privacy, with the protest being sparked by a girl who stated that her privacy was violated by a biological male who “recently began to identify as a girl” using the female bathroom. She was joined by about twenty other high school girls who left the school at 10:30 AM and began “chanting for privacy in restrooms, saying they don’t want boys transitioning into being girls to be in the restroom with them.” . . .

The 20 girls demanding privacy were confronted by nearly 40 students of mixed gender chanting in favor of state law, which requires schools to allow students to use whichever bathroom they feel most comfortable with, irrespective of the feelings of female students. Many of the girls made their feelings crystal clear.

“We felt very uncomfortable with a male who’s not doing anything to be transgender going into female restrooms,” said Elana Owens. “I believe if you have the male parts you go to the males’ bathroom and if you have the female parts you go to a ladies room and that’s just the way I was raised,” added Brandi Scherlund, almost in tears. Those supporting the so-called right of biological males to use the female bathroom stated that the law is on their side. (Read more from “Teen Girls Stage School Walkout to Protest Boys in Their Bathroom” HERE)

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