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A force for change: Coping with grief through activism and advocacy …


Every tragedy, big or small, leaves behind victims and loved ones whose lives are inalterably changed. In some cases, survivors find themselves driven to become activists or advocates, finding meaning in the tragedy by fighting whatever caused it.

There are many examples making headlines all over the country.

Chris Hurst was an evening news anchor at WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, when his girlfriend, Alison Parker, a reporter, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were shot and killed during a live interview one morning in August 2015.

Eventually, Hurst left his spot at the anchor desk, inspired to run for office and address some of the issues that led to Parker’s death — though he stresses he’s not a single-issue candidate, and gun control wasn’t a focus during his campaign.

On Tuesday, Hurst

Read more at: http://fox2now.com/2017/11/11/a-force-for-change-coping-with-grief-through-activism-and-advocacy/

A force for change: Coping with grief through activism and advocacy


Every tragedy, big or small, leaves behind victims and loved ones whose lives are inalterably changed. In some cases, survivors find themselves driven to become activists or advocates, finding meaning in the tragedy by fighting whatever caused it.

There are many examples making headlines all over the country.

Chris Hurst was an evening news anchor at WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, when his girlfriend, Alison Parker, a reporter, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were shot and killed during a live interview one morning in August 2015.

Eventually, Hurst left his spot at the anchor desk, inspired to run for office and address some of the issues that led to Parker’s death — though he stresses he’s not a single-issue candidate, and gun control wasn’t a focus during his campaign.

On Tuesday, Hurst

Read more at: http://fox2now.com/2017/11/11/a-force-for-change-coping-with-grief-through-activism-and-advocacy/

Alleged Air Force Deserter Found 40 Years Later Living Under a New Name in Florida — with a Wife and Kids

A Florida man is facing a desertion charge after he was found allegedly living under another name more than 40 years after he vanished from his post at a North Dakota Air Force base, PEOPLE confirms.

Jeffrey Michels, 64, was arrested on Thursday and charged with military desertion, according to a spokeswoman with the Seminole County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.

Michels was handed over to the U.S. Air Force that same day, the spokeswoman says. He remains in custody.

On July 6, 1977, Michels failed to report to the Minot Air Force Base in northwest North Dakota, McClatchy reports, citing the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

In the ensuing decades, he allegedly changed his name to Jeffrey Lantz, got married, had children and started a construction business in Florida.

Michels, originally from Ohio, was recently found living in Sanford, Florida, with his wife and four children, according to local

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/air-force-deserter-found-florida-new-name/

Air Force Academy Cadet Pleads Guilty to Porn Charges, Sentenced

An Air Force Academy cadet got 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography and secretly videotaping women in the shower.

The pleas were part of a deal struck between senior cadet Jacob Cook and prosecutors to spare the honor student from trial on an additional charge of groping a woman and cut years from the maximum 20-year sentence.

Prosecutors want Cook to serve five years behind bars. His defense team asked for two years in a military sex-offender treatment program. The judge split the difference at the end of the day.

Cook asked for mercy in often tearful testimony Tuesday.

“I love the Air Force, and I never wanted to bring discredit to it,” Cook said while choking up amid an apology in court Tuesday morning.

The computer science major has been honored by the school for his programming skills. But on the other side of

Read more at: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/09/13/air-force-academy-cadet-sentenced-pleading-guilty-porn-charges.html

Attorney General’s task force investigation leads to the arrest of a Kuna man accused of a sex crime

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an arrest from investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit.

23-year-old Joseph M. Law of Kuna was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Ada County Jail. Law is charged with one felony count of sexual exploitation of a child.

The investigation started after the ICAC Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, Boise Police Department and Ada County Sheriff’s Office assisted the ICAC Unit.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at (208) 334-4527 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the IdahoICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.

Read more at: http://www.kivitv.com/news/attorney-generals-task-force-investigation-leads-to-the-arrest-of-a-kuna-man-accused-of-a-sex-crime

Task force arrests man for child porn near Adrian

 

SAND CREEK, MI – A Sand Creek man was arrested for possession of child pornography after a state police cyber investigation Thursday.

Brett Shaw, 27, was taken into custody Aug. 10 and charged with three counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime, according to a statement from the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

The investigation, which stemmed from a tip sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, led police assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to Shaw’s Lenawee County home, police said.

After obtaining a search warrant, police seized multiple electronic devices and evidence of child sexually abusive material, police said.

Shaw was arraigned on all charges and was issued a $60,000 bond.

The maximum punishment is four years in

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/08/task_force_arrests_man_for_chi.html

Aidee Walker on playing Lee-Anne Cartier, the ‘force’ who caught her brother’s killer

Catching The Black Widow tells the story of Lee-Anne Cartier, who helped bring her brother’s killer Helen Milner to justice.

On December 20 2013, Christchurch woman Helen Milner was found guilty of poisoning her husband, Phil Nisbet.

The sensational case of the “black widow” dominated newspaper front pages from Auckland to Invercargill.

The amateur detective work of Nisbet’s sister, Lee-Anne Cartier, was crucial in proving Milner had killed Nisbet with an overdose of the anti-allergy medication Phenergan.

Actress Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the TVNZ telefeature Catching the Black Widow.

Actress Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/95082680/aidee-walker-on-playing-leeanne-cartier-the-force-who-caught-her-brothers-killer

New Federal Strike Force Will Help ‘Make Chicago Safe Again’: Sessions

Ahead of a historically violent holiday weekend in Chicago, U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday decried gun violence in Chicago, announcing a new Gun Strike Force created by President Donald Trump to stop it.

The Trump Administration will not let the bloodshed go on,” Sessions said in a statement. “We cannot accept these levels of violence. That’s why, under President Trump’s strong leadership, we have created the Chicago Gun Strike Force.”

Sessions said 20 more permanent ATF agents were sent to the city along with federal prosecutors with the purpose of “prioritizing prosecutions to reduce gun violence, and working with our law enforcement partners to stop the lawlessness.”

Sessions’ statement was issued as Chicago Police and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms locally announced the taskforce. They described it as a “specialized team of Chicago police officers, federal agents, Illinois State troopers, intelligence

Read more at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/New-Federal-Strike-Force-Will-Help-Make-Chicago-Safe-Again-Sessions-431811413.html