LDS Mormon cult refuses to stop creepy sexual explicit interviews with children

Sam Young, a former Mormon bishop who staged a 23-day hunger strike in protest of the church’s policy to conduct one-on-one interviews with children involving sexually explicit questions, has been warned he faces being excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Young, founder of Protect LDS Children, has been a constant critic of the church’s practice of allowing Mormon leaders to interview children and youths alone.

Young believes many of the questions posed in the interviews are inappropriate. It is common for the leaders, often bishops, to ask the children about their sexual experience such as masturbation or viewing pornography in what is known as a “worthiness interview.”

In July, Young announced in a statement on Facebook that he will be taking part in a hunger strike urging the church to scrap the interviews. The strike eventually ended after 23 days.

Young has now received a letter from the church delivered by “two long-term friends” which warns he faces possible excommunication during an upcoming disciplinary council meeting.

“The reason for this council is that you are reported to have acted repeatedly in clear, open and deliberate public opposition to the Church or its leaders,” the letter says. The letter accuses Young of encouraging others to vote in opposition to the church leaders and organizing more than one public “action” to oppose the church.

“Fast 23 days. Stand up to protect children. Speak out against a dreadful policy. Work to help the healing of countless kids who were severely wounded behind closed doors. Document the horrors. Apologize,” Young wrote in a blog post after receiving the letter. “And what do you get? Excommunication! After all, we are the Mormons. At least we used to be.”

https://www.newsweek.com/mormon-bishop-sam-young-excommunication-sexually-explicit-children-interviews-1096856

 

Polish MP to Saudis: You Can Build a Mosque in Warsaw When We Can Build a Cathedral in Riyadh…

Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczyński has waded into the European burqa debate, saying it should be banned partly for security reasons, and partly to make it clear to Islamic radicals that they cannot demand more rights in Europe than Europeans have in Saudi Arabia.

Mr Tarczyński, a member of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, made waves in Britain after clashing with left-liberal journalist Cathy Newman over illegal immigration.

Speaking exclusively to Breitbart London shortly after ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s run-in with the establishment over his criticism of the burqa, the Polish law graduate insisted that Islamic face veils “should be banned in the same way the Christian cross is banned in Saudi Arabia”.

He suggested the relationship between the West and the Islamic world was currently unbalanced, citing a mosque which Saudi Arabia’s theocratic regime wants to construct in the Polish capital of Warsaw as an example.

“We’re happy to have it once they agree for Poland to build a cathedral in Saudi Arabia,” he said.

“It’s very simple, either we are equal, we are partners, we are the same human beings — or they feel they are better than others,” he declared.

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/28/polish-lawmaker-burqa-ban-no-saudi-arabia-mosques-europe-build-cathedrals/

COLUMBUS OFFICER WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION WHEN HE SHOT AND KILLED DONNA DALTON

Community outrage mounts over Officer Andrew Mitchell’s killing of Dalton during an attempted prostitution arrest.

In the late morning of Thursday, Aug. 23, Officer Andrew Mitchell of the Columbus Division of Police in Ohio was working undercover, looking for women selling sex on the city’s West Side. He tried to take Donna Dalton, a 23-year-old mother of two young girls and sex worker, into custody. After what police called “an altercation” in his car, Mitchell shot and killed her.

Mitchell and Dalton were brought to the same hospital; he had wounds where police said she stabbed him in the hand. Officer Mitchell underwent surgery. Dalton was pronounced dead. A media release from the police department, known as the CPD, later described her as “an armed suspect.”

In the days since the incident, more information has trickled out about Mitchell. According to police records in a county court database he has already made 80 prostitution-related arrests in 2018, overwhelmingly of women. And the Columbus police confirmed to The Appeal that he is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, opened before the shooting, and multiple previous complaints.

Donna Dalton’s killing has outraged her family and their extended community in Columbus. Around 100 people gathered for a vigil in her honor two days after her death, calling for answers and an end to police killings in a city where no officer has been indicted for an on-duty lethal shooting in 20 years.

Dalton was part of a huge family, explained Bobbi McCalla, her older sister. (Though Donna was identified as Donna Castleberry, her married name, by police, she went by Donna Dalton, McCalla told The Appeal.) She “wasn’t just a nobody, that’s the bottom line,” said McCalla. “She was a friend, she was a family member, she was a mother, she was so many things to so many different people. The loss that we feel is deep and immediate.”

McCalla said she frequently drives by the spot where her sister was killed. There are still women out on the streets, she said, and police are also a constant presence. CPD spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner acknowledged this on the day of the shooting: Sex work, he said, “is such a nuisance to the neighborhood—that’s why we work these types of incidents.”

The Columbus police department described Officer Mitchell as a 30-year veteran. It declined to discuss the dozens of arrests he made for prostitution-related offenses like “soliciting” and “loitering soliciting.” And it could not provide The Appeal with the overall number of such arrests this year, though it did offer a chart with 596 arrests categorized as “prostitution” so far in 2018.

Officer Mitchell faced at least eight complaints since 2006, according to data obtained by The Appeal, and in two he was found be “outside of policy.” CPD public information officer Denise Alex-Bouzounis would only acknowledge there had been some complaints and say the internal investigation of Mitchell was still open. She also confirmed that Columbus police have an audio recording of the incident with Dalton made by Mitchell as part of his undercover vice investigation. The Appeal requested the recording from the Columbus police but was told it would not be released at this time.

Donna Dalton’s death comes on the heels of a number of other fatal, on-duty shootings by the Columbus police. In 2018, there have been 17 incidents involving officers shooting people, CPD confirmed. Seven of those people died. Between 2013 and 2017, CPD officers fatally shot 28 people.

Columbus officers are also almost always cleared of wrongdoing. This year so far, at least seven CPD officers who fatally shot people were found to have been within department policy for use of force. In fact, since Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien was elected in 1996, he has never indicted any officers for fatal on-duty shootings. “There are probably only a handful of these cases over the years where it was even close,” O’Brien told the Columbus Dispatch in 2015.

For McCalla, knowing this background puts her sister’s death in context. “When I first found out that my sister passed and it was all over the news, I refused to look at the news stories for a day or two,” she said. “And then I decided that I was ready, and I Googled, ‘officer-involved shooting on the West Side,’ and I was appalled at how many [there were] this year.”

https://theappeal.org/columbus-officer-was-under-investigation-when-he-shot-and-killed-sex-worker-donna-dalton/#.W4lcwWTLI85.twitter

 

How Toronto landlords use renovictions to force out tenants

It was a three-bedroom atop a quaint coffee shop on Bloor, just west of Dovercourt, with big windows, new hardwood floors, a living room and an office. At $2,500 a month, it wasn’t exactly a bargain, but as anyone who has apartment-hunted in Toronto over the past few years knows, the concept of what’s “affordable” is rapidly changing.

After spotting the listing on Bunz Home Zone, a Toronto Facebook group where members post rentals and look for potential roommates, Kaé Égalité, 27, and two friends moved into the unit in spring 2017. The roommates loved having an extra office they could use as a shared art studio and the queer-friendly vibe of the west-end neighbourhood. It quickly felt like home. But within five months, the owner sold the building, and two months after that, new landlords told Égalité they had to move out because the apartment was being converted into commercial space.

Initially, the roommates debated fighting the eviction at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), but in the end, decided to accept the landlords’ offer to compensate each roommate with around $850 each if they moved out. “We thought either we go to the LTB hearing and if we lose, we don’t get anything. Or we can leave and get a bit of money to help with our moving costs,” says Égalité.

A month after moving out, Égalité was looking for a place on Bunz Home Zone when they saw a post advertising their former apartment. It definitely wasn’t an office space like the landlords had claimed. In fact, it didn’t look as if much had changed. There were new stainless-steel appliances, the nice hardwood floors had been replaced with newer ones and the radiators had been covered in ornate boxes. With these mostly aesthetic upgrades, the unit was listed for $3,600 – $1,100 more than what Égalité and their roommates had paid.

Égalité had been renovicted.

“Renoviction” is when a landlord evicts a tenant under the guise of needing to complete major renovations requiring the tenants to move out, and then re-lists the apartment for more than the original rent. Technically, the evicted tenant has the right of first refusal to move back in after the renovations are complete without a substantial increase in rent, but there is no law in place to force landlords to contact the former tenant. Sometimes the tenant sees the listing again and realizes they were duped, but often they never find out.

In Toronto’s aggressive rental market, renovictions are one of the most popular ways landlords can evict tenants to make a massive profit. Geordie Dent, executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA), says he’s seen a huge uptick in renovictions over the past couple of years.

“There’s a massive incentive for landlords to break the law, throw people out and jack up the rent,” says Dent. “It’s brazenly illegal, but there is a lot of money to be made.”

Typically, landlords can only legally raise the rent by a province-controlled percentage each year – for 2018, it was 1.8 per cent – so renovictions allow them to circumvent that.

Other common tactics used to push out low-rent tenants are personal-use evictions, where the landlord claims family is moving in, above-guideline rent increases, purposefully neglecting apartments or harassing long-term tenants so they’re forced to move out. On Bunz Home Zone and other Facebook groups like Ontario Tenants Rights and The BLT: Bad Landlords Toronto, all of which have thousands of members, there are daily posts asking for advice about illegal evictions.

Renovictions are part of Toronto’s rental market crisis. The vacancy rate is at less than one per cent (housing advocates say anything less than three per cent is unhealthy), and there are not enough affordable rental units being built to alleviate the pressure. We spoke with several Torontonians who have been faced with renovictions in the last two years. These are their stories, and how some of them were able to fight back.

https://nowtoronto.com/news/renovicted-toronto-rental-housing/

 

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