REPORT: Maxwell Believes Epstein Was Murdered; Fears She’s Next

NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell believes her associate Jeffrey Epstein was murdered while in police custody and fears she’s next, a friend of the alleged child sex trafficker told The Sun.

A friend of Maxwell’s family told The Sun On Sunday that Maxwell, 58, fears she will be killed inside the New York jail which Maxwell reportedly describe as a “hell hole”.

“Everyone’s view including Ghislaine’s is Epstein was murdered. She received death threats before she was arrested,” said the source.

The revelations come just one week after Maxwell was denied bail on multiple counts of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of children. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan deemed the wealthy socialite a flight risk after prosecutors argued that she has thus far refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

The British socialite remained silent as the judge’s ruling was announced.

Maxwell’s trial is tentatively scheduled for July, 2021. If convicted, she could face up to 35 years in prison.

Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby, issues lengthy statement attacking prosecutors, the media, and her husband’s accusers over his recent conviction of sexual assault

The Official Statement From Camille O. Cosby.

“We the people” are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787? Dr. Howard Zinn, the renowned, honest historian, states in his best selling book, A People’s History of the United States: “The majority of the 55 men who framed the Constitution were men of wealth in land, slaves, manufacturing or shipping.” Clearly, most people were not included in that original draft of the Constitution; no women, Native Americans, poor white men; and, absolutely, no enslaved Africans. What have the masses of people done who are treated as outcasts by “we the people”? They, through the purity of the unceasing human spirit, forced 27 amendments to the Constitution that have guaranteed fundamental rights to all people…finally doing what the framers should have done in 1787. Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby.

The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury. Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries? Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that…for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind. In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false. A more recent example is the case of Darryl Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in 1994 that he did not commit the crime. Nonetheless he was held in prison until 2004, serving almost twenty years behind bars, until the true rapist confessed to the crimes.

These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion. In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of “The Cosby Show”; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. Although the Smithsonian’s hierarchy did not capitulate, a disclaimer was posted on the exterior of that Museum. And all of that occurred before the trial even started.

The worst injustices, however, have been carried out in the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Courthouse. Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s office, were filed against my husband…all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness. I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions. Moreover, Bill Cosby’s defense team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money … which is exactly what she did.

I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone. How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be….a democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness. Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law.

This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country. I wish to thank the witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the judge preventing them from testifying. Someday the truth will prevail, it always does.

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‘I’M GOING TO BE A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SHOOTER’: FBI warned of Florida school shooting in advance; Knew suspect’s identity

PARKLAND, FL — FBI officials were warned in advance of a deadly school shooting that took place on Thursday and were made aware of the shooter’s identity according to a witness who says he spoke with the FBI prior to the event.

According to 36-year-old YouTuber Ben Bennight, 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz left a comment on one of his videos stating “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”

“I am going to what he did,” Cruz allegedly promised in a September 24 comment on a video about the 1966 Texas University massacre.

Alarmed by the statement, Bennight took a screenshot of Cruz’s comment and notified both YouTube and the FBI.

“This comment said ‘I’m going to be a professional school shooter” and I knew that I couldn’t just ignore that,” he said.

Bennight says the FBI took the threat seriously enough to meet with him the following day.

“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person,” Bennight told BuzzFeed (https://tinyurl.com/yc59zkmy). “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”

Bennight says he was contacted again by agents from both the Missisippi and Miami FBI field offices after Cruz allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17.

“I would like to think that they were already investigating this guy and they had him on the top of their radar and that’s how they ended up contacting me so quickly,” Bennight said.

Cruz, who had a history of discipline problems which resulted in his being expelled from the school, was taken into custody shortly after the deadly rampage.

In a statement, a lawyer for the family Cruz had been staying with since the death of his mother said he had purchased his gun legally.

Cruz’s social media posts just prior to the killings seem to indicate an obsession with weapons and the killing of animals.

Despite the alert to the FBI, local police officials say they received no notice about Cruz’s threats.

Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters: “We received no warnings.”

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‘I JUST SIGNED YOUR DEATH WARRANT’: Tough talking judge sentences doctor to 40-175 years for child sex abuse

LANSING, MI — A former USA Gymnastics team doctor who admitted to sexually abusing seven gymnasts who were under his care received the tongue lashing of his life Wednesday, courtesy of a no-nonsense judge.

Appearing before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in Ingham County Circuit, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, but not before getting a dress down from the judge, who fumed over the disgraced doctor’s victimization of his patients.

Prior to Nassar’s being sentenced, Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis addressed the court with her final remarks.

“The breadth and ripple of this defendant’s abuse and destruction is infinite,” Povilaitis said. “Nassar used his prestige to gain [his victims’] trust and to exploit them, leaving many of the emotionally shattered by a man they not only trusted but loved. In competitive gymnastics, he found the perfect place for his master manipulation.”

The prosecutor’s comments clearly worked, as Aquilina seemingly took great pleasure in handing down her order.

“It is my honor to sentence you because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again,” Aquilina told Nassar. “Anywhere you walk, destruction would occur to those most vulnerable.”

“I just signed your death warrant,” she added.

Officials from the Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, and the U.S. Olympic Committee allegedly knew about Nassar’s abuse but did nothing to stop it. Many of these same officials are now named as co-defendants in civil suits which will soon be headed to trial

“Adult after adult protected you,” Olympic medalists Aly Raisman, one of Nassar’s victims, said last week when she appeared in court. “How do you sleep at night? You are the person they had ‘take the lead on athlete care.’ I cringe to think your influence remains in the policies they [USA Gymnastics] claim will make athletes safe.”

“I will not rest until every last trace of the influence you had on this sport has been destroyed like the cancer it is,” Raisman added.

Brooke Hylek, another gymnast and childhood victim of Nassar, appeared in court to share her story.

“I cannot believe I ever trusted you, and I will never forgive you,” Hylek said Tuesday. “I’m happy you will be spending the rest of your life in prison. Enjoy hell by the way.”

During the seven-day sentencing hearing, the judge allowed anyone who claimed to be a victim of childhood sex abuse at the hands of Nassar to address the court through victim impact statements.

In all, 156 showed up.

Nassar is now serving a 60-year sentence on child pornography charges. Next week, he is scheduled to appear in an Eaton County, Michigan court for sentencing on additional sexual assault convictions.

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VICTORY: Charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, co-defendants, dropped. ‘The government lied,’ says judge

BUNKERVILLE, NV — A long-fought battle waged against Cliven Bundy reached a bittersweet end on Monday as a federal judge dismissed all charges against the Nevada rancher and his three co-defendants, accusing prosecutors of willful wrongdoing.

Citing prosecutors for “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct,” U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled in favor of Bundy, his two sons and a third co-defendant on allegations that the men had led an armed rebellion against federal agents in 2014.

Calling prosecutor’s withholding of key evidence from Bundy’s legal counsel “outrageous” and “a violation of due process rights,” Navarro dismissed the charges against Bundy and the others “with prejudice,” meaning they can never be brought to trial again relating to the charges.

At issue were documents which Bundy’s legal team claimed were never provided to them relating to the case, a blatant violation of court rules.

“The court finds that the universal sense of justice has been violated,” Navarro said, before adding that a new trial would provide the prosecution with an unfair advantage.

The 71-year-old Bundy’s battle began with the federal government in 2014 after a 21-year legal dispute in which the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained court orders directing Bundy to pay over $1 million in grazing fees for use of federally-owned land adjacent to Bundy’s ranch in southeastern Nevada.

The dispute led to an armed confrontation between Bundy supporters and law enforcement which went on for an extended period of time.

On February 10, 2016, Bundy was arrested by FBI officials and was later indicted for 16 federal felonies (http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2017/10/06/defendant-in-bundy-case-pleads-guilty-to-conspiracy/), along with Ammon and Ryan Bundy, militia leader Ryan Payne, and another co-defendant, Peter Santilli, who subsequently pled guilty to felony conspiracy to injure or impede a federal officer.

As the courtroom doors opened following Navarro’s ruling, cheers erupted from a crowd of supporters gathered outside.

Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano concurred with the judge’s ruling in the case, calling the prosecutor’s actions “extraordinary”.

“Either the government lied or [it’s actions were] so grossly negligent as to be tantamount to lying,” said Napolitano.

The court’s ruling comes less than a month after Navarro declared a mistrial in the case, citing federal prosecutors for willfully withholding critical and “potentially exculpatory” evidence from the defense. Government prosecutors had vowed to retrial.

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HELL’S NEW RULER: Self declared ‘devil’ Charles Manson dead at 83

CORCORAN, CA — Infamous cult leader Charles Manson has died.

The self-declared “devil in the flesh”, who was serving a life sentence for ordering murders of a least 7 people in the summer of 1969, died of natural causes, according to a statement issued by the California Department of Corrections late Sunday night.

Manson, the leader of a murderous cult which referred to itself as “the Manson family” died at 8:13 p.m. PST at a hospital in Kern County, said a spokesperson for the state Department of Corrections.

The charismatic and unapologetic Manson, born to a single teenage mother who once reportedly tried to sell him for a pitcher of beer, was denied parole 12 times for his role in the horrific slayings of actress Sharon Tate, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time of her murder, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski, teenager Steven Parent, and business owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. All of the victims were stabbed to death.

Although prosecutors at the time admitted that Manson, himself, did not commit the actual murders, he was charged and convicted as the mastermind behind the slayings.

“He was the dictatorial ruler of the (Manson) family, the king, the Maharaja. And the members of the family were slavishly obedient to him,” former L.A. County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi told CNN in 2015.

According to Bugliosi, Manson’s motive for carrying out the horrific killings was to create a sort of race war, an ideat which he believed was being communicated to him through the Beatles song “Helter Skelter”.

The murders occurred over the course of two nights beginning on August 9, 1969, when a handful of Manson’s “family” entered Sharon Tate’s Hollywood Hills home. After murdering the actress, who the killers say repeatedly begged for the life of her unborn baby, the killers went on to murder everyone in Tate’s home. They left the scene after writing “pig” and “Helter Skelter” on the door with the victims’ blood.

The following evening, Manson, unsatisfied that the previous night’s carnage wasn’t “gruesome” enough, accompanied a handful of his cult members to the home of Leo and Rosemary LaBianca, where the wealthy couple was tied up and stabbed to death.
The words “rise” and “Helter Skelter” were also left written in blood on both the refrigerator door and couples’ front door.

After evading police for several weeks, Manson and his murdering followers — Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, and Tex Watson, were captured after Atkins, who was being held in jail on an unrelated charge, bragged to a fellow inmate about Tate’s murders. Atkins, the inmate told police, said they did it “because we wanted to do a crime that would shock the world.”

In 1971, manson and his followers were convicted and given the death penalty; however, those sentences were overturned when the California Supreme Court overturned the death penalty in 1972. Despite the death penalty later being reinstated, the commuted sentences stood under California law.

In the years following Manson’s conviction, he became a sort of pop icon, with his face gracing everything from t-shirts to posters, worshiped by those who remained fascinated by the crimes.

Defiant until the day of his death, Manson, who spent most of his life in and out of prison and reform schools, never apologized for his role in the slayings, instead insisting that whatever he was, the prison system helped to create.

“My father is the jailhouse. My father is your system,” Manson once said. “I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you.”

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DYSFUNCTIONAL WEINER: Disgraced Democratic Rep sentenced to 21 months in teen sexting case

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Former Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

The estranged husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin walked silently into a Manhattan Federal Court, refusing to comment to a sea of reporters as he awaited his fate. Weiner, 53, pled guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor and had faced up to 10 years in prison.

Inside the courthouse, Weiner cried as prosecutors read aloud the allegations against him.

“With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him,” they said.

“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” Weiner said as he addressed the court. “I acted not only unlawfully but immorally, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today.”

“The prosecutors are skeptical that I have truly changed and I don’t blame them,” he continued. “I repeatedly acted in an obviously destructive way when I was caught. I victimized a young person who deserved better. I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for the opportunity on probation to keep my sworn oath.”

But the Federal Judge assigned to hear the case, Denise L. Cote, turned a deaf ear to Weiner’s pleas for leniency, telling the former Congressman that what he did was “a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”

Although Cote praised Weiner’s decision to seek treatment for sex addiction after his arrest last May, she said she remains concerned that Weiner may offend once again.

“The difficulty here,” Judge Cote said, “is that this is a very strong compulsion.” It was so strong, she added, that despite “two very public disclosures and the destruction of his career on two occasions, he continued with the activity.”

In their recommendation to the court, Federal prosecutors demanded jail time in lieu of probation.

“Although the defendant’s self-destructive path from United States congressman to felon is indisputably sad,” the prosecutors wrote, “his crime is serious and his demonstrated need for deterrence is real.”

The judge concurred and sentenced Weiner to 21 months. In addition to the prison term, Weiner was sentenced to three years of supervised release, given a $10,000 fine, and was required to forfeit his iPhone. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.

Shortly after Weiner’s sentencing was announced, acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim issued a statement reading:

“Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online. Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison. Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”

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SHOOTER IDENTIFIED: Police name suspect accused of killing 1, injuring 8 inside Tennessee church

ANTIOCH, TN — Police have identified the gunman who they say opened fire inside a suburban Nashville church.

Officials say the gunman, Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, was taken into custody after he allegedly opened fire after a church service in Antioch. One person has been confirmed dead and at least 8 others are confirmed injured.

“This is a mass casualty situation,” the Nashville Fire Department announced on Twitter. “All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults.”

The incident took place shortly after 11:00 am in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ just after the morning service had concluded. Witnesses say the gunman was in the church’s parking lot as the service was letting out and shot a woman as she exited the building.

The suspect then entered the building and “began indiscriminately shooting,” say those present.

Among those injured during the rampage were the church’s minister Joey Spann, 60, and his wife, Peggy, 65, said Nashville Christian School in a statement on Facebook. Four others were injured by gunfire and still another was pistol whipped, say police.

An usher inside the church, later identified by police as 22-year-old Robert Engle, confronted the gunman in an effort to stop the carnage, said Don Aaron, a police spokesperson.

“It would appear he was not expecting a brave individual like the church usher to initiate the struggle and confrontation,” Aaron said. As Engle battled Samson for the gun, Samson accidentally shot himself, leading to non-life threating injuries. He has been taken to nearby Vanderbilt University Medical Center under police guard.

“It is our belief that the gunman’s condition is not life-threatening,” Aaron said.

The shooting has rocked the close knit community and those who live there say they are in shock.

“It’s just a little country church,” said Steven Whidby, who lives about six houses from the church. “It’s just a sad day when people do something like that at a church.”

“This is a terrible tragedy for our city,” said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry in a released statement (http://www.nashville.gov/News-Media/News-Article/ID/6817/Mayor-Megan-Barry-Statement-on-Burnette-Chapel-Church-of-Christ-Shooting.aspx). “My heart aches for the family and friends of the deceased as well as for the wounded victims and their loved ones. Their lives have been forever changed, as has the life of their faith community at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. My administration, especially the Metro Nashville Police Department, will continue to work with community members to stop crime before it starts, encourage peaceful conflict resolution, and promote non-violence.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R) Tenn., has weighed in on the shooting as well, offering his condolences to the victims via Twitter.

“We are closely monitoring reports of a church shooting in Antioch. As we await more details, please join me in praying for the victims.”

A motive has not yet been revealed and investigators say they are still interviewing witnesses.

All victims were sent to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and are reportedly listed in stable condition, with the exception of David Spann, who officials say remains in critical condition.

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POLICE: Body of missing pregnant woman discovered in river; baby found alive

FARGO, N.D. — The body of a woman who disappeared when she was 8 months pregnant has been discovered, say police, in a river not far from where she disappeared.

Law enforcement sources say the body of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind was discovered by kayakers on Sunday after her body washed up on shore. Police have confirmed that the body was wrapped in plastic and appears to have been intentionally dumped.

The gruesome discovery comes more than a week after Greywind was reported missing on August 19.

According to a report published by The Duluth News Tribune Greywind was last seen last Saturday after a woman living in a third-floor apartment knocked on her family’s basement door, asking LaFontaine-Greywind if she would model a dress the woman was sewing (http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4316286-somethings-wrong-disappearance-pregnant-fargo-woman-still-mystery).

When Greywind failed to return a short time later, her mother knocked on the door of the upstairs apartment and was told her daughter had left.

“I immediately knew something was wrong because her car is here,” her mother said. “She’s eight months pregnant. Her feet were swollen, so she wouldn’t have taken up walking like that. There was pizza here that she hadn’t eaten. She would not just leave that lady’s apartment and go somewhere.”

“She’s in danger,” her mother said at the time. “Something’s wrong.”

Days after her disappearance, a two day old baby girl was discovered inside the apartment building in which Greywind lived. The infant was reportedly in good health and showed no signs of trauma.

William Henry Hoehn, 32, and 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in connection with Greywind’s case but have refused to answer questions about how they gained possession of the child.

Although DNA has not yet confirmed that the child found in the apartment is related, police sources say they have every reason to believe that the child is Greywind’s.

Both Hoehn and Crews remained jailed on Monday and it remains unclear whether they have entered a plea or obtained legal counsel.

A news conference is planned for Monday where Fargo Police say they will offer additional updates to the case.

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