I’m going to try to make this a weekly post. There are a few stories floating around that you may have missed and, in my humble opinion, deserve more attention. Every week on Fridays, I hope to highlight a few:
There’s a crazy story out of New Mexico that would be getting a lot more play if those involved were Christian homeschoolers or NRA members. Fox News has a report below, and the Today Show did as well.
A local paper has more details:
As authorities worked to determine whether the remains of a small boy are that of a missing Georgia child, prosecutors in Taos County accused the boy’s father of training at least one other youngster to commit a school shooting, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.
New criminal complaints filed in state District Court on Wednesday morning indicate investigators believe Siraj Ibn Wahhaj had trained one of the 11 children at a dilapidated complex near Amalia to commit school shootings. Taos County prosecutor Tim Hasson wrote in court documents that a foster parent of one of the children removed from the compound following a raid Friday had told investigators the child had been trained by Wahhaj to use an assault rifle in preparation for an assault.
Israel is under assault from hundreds of missiles coming from Gaza. You’ll only hear about the situation when Israel defends its borders. Here’s one powerful video of parents and children running for cover in Southern Israel:
Video from Israel today. It shows dozens of children desperately trying to get into a bomb shelter in 5-15 secs as Hamas launches rockets from Gaza. One lands in the street right next to them. Two ppl are hurt. Where is the outrage for this attempted murder of civilians? pic.twitter.com/6iHvhZraAe
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 8, 2018
Also from Katie Pavlich, an important story about abuse children at the border are experiencing at the hands of those posing as their parents.
An illegal alien from Guatemala who claimed he was traveling to the U.S. with his “daughter” in April has been arrested just months later for multiple felonies, including repeated rape and other sexual abuse of the young child.
“On April 16, 2018 Ramon Pedro entered the United States through the Ysleta Port of Entry in Texas where he was accompanied by his alleged daughter. On the same date, U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested him and his alleged daughter. They were subsequently released on alternatives to detention,” a Department of Homeland Security official said in a statement.
Pedro crossed the border illegally and did not claim asylum.
While I’ve vocally been opposed to the child separation policy, the fact remains there is the potential for abuse and for children to be used in border crossings in order to provide protection for the adults making the trip. The father of the famed child crying on the cover of TIME Magazine explained what his child was doing at the border,
Sanchez and her daughter had left Puerto Cortes, a major Honduran port north of the capital city, Tegucigalpa, without telling Valera or the couple’s three other children, he said.
He said he imagined that Sanchez left with the little girl for the United States, where she has family, in search of better economic opportunities.
“If they are deported, that is OK as long as they do not leave the child without her mother,” Valera said. “I am waiting to see what happens with them.”
Are there any stories floating around out there that you think deserve more attention?