Richland County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident after the footage, filmed at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, emerged on social media
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14-Year-Old Girl Broadcasts Suicide on Facebook Live From Foster Home | Children in Shadow ::: Children in War
Last Sunday, a 14-year-old girl hanged herself in the bathroom of her foster home and broadcast the heartbreaking event on Facebook Live.
Nakia Venant livestreamed from the foster home in Miami Gardens for two hours, eventually creating a noose with a scarf.
In the tragic video, Naika wrote, “I Don’t Wanna Live No More,” and added “three sad-faced emojis,” the Associated Press reported.
At least one of her friends called the police, but gave the wrong address.
Emergency workers rushed to the wrong house and learned of Nakia’s correct address – where they later found her hanging in the bathroom as her foster parents slept.
She was rushed to Jackson North Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Nakia had a rough life. The Daily Mail reports that the girl was put into foster care because of allegations her mother was beating her. She was sexually assaulted by another foster child when she was seven, and has bounced between 10 homes and shelters and her biological mother’s care since.
Now the girl’s birth mother, Gina Alexis, is blaming the foster care system for failing Nakia.
“I asked the foster care people to take care of my baby and instead she killed herself on Facebook,” she said during a press conference.
Howard Talenfeld, Nakia’s mother’s attorney, said in the press conference that Florida’s system of hiring private contractors to oversee foster care has led to several suicides, accidental deaths and murders.
“Tragically, we are here talking about another child among this horrific list, this horrific history of foster care privatization in Florida,” he said.
Talenfeld said that the sexual abuse and constant upheaval gave Nakia behavioral problems, and she had exhibited dangerous and self-destructive behavior. Case workers knew she had serious mental health problems, but the foster care system never gave her the help she needed, he said.
The courts had ordered intensive therapy for Nakia, and she was hospitalized under Florida’s Baker Act last year after it was determined she was a danger to herself, reports the Sun-Sentinel.
The Florida Department of Children and Families said Wednesday that it legally cannot discuss the specifics of Nakia’s history with the agency.
Secretary Mike Carroll said in a statement that an investigation into her death is underway and will include experts on teen suicide and the influence of social media:
“This is an extraordinarily complex case that deserves our careful examination. Our review will survey all of her interactions with the child welfare system and the multifaceted circumstances surrounding this tragedy.”
Nakia is at least the third person nationally to livestream their suicide in the last month.
In a statement to the Miami Herald provided by spokeswoman Christine Chen, Facebook said the company takes seriously its responsibility to keep people safe on its site:
Our Community Standards regulate what kinds of content can be shared on Facebook. Our teams work around the clock to review content that is being reported by users, and we have systems in place to ensure that time-sensitive content is dealt with quickly.
The vast majority of people are using Facebook Live to come together and share experiences in the moment with their friends and family. But if someone does violate our Community Standards while using Live, we want to interrupt these streams as quickly as possible when they’re reported to us. So we’ve given people a way to report violations during a live broadcast. We also suggest people contact law enforcement or emergency services themselves if they become aware of something where the authorities can help.
Daniel J. Reidenberg, executive director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, told the AP that more suicidal people have been saved by Facebook, livestreaming and other social media than have killed themselves because of it, but those incidents don’t get exposure:
“It gives (suicidal people) the opportunity to connect with somebody who cares about them, who says the right thing on a post or is watching and reaches out to them. Those opportunities don’t exist without livestreaming.”
But Ryne Sherman, an associate professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University, cautioned that livestreamed suicides have the potential to create something like suicide clusters and copycats.
“Social media takes this to a whole new level. This isn’t a newspaper report — this has the potential to spread much quicker and to a broader audience.”
For information on suicide prevention, please see September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Here’s What You Need to Know
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255
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(NBC) – It happened Friday night, when 20-year-old Autumn Matacchiera allegedly grabbed a young girl, who was standing next to her mother at a transit station, and then threw her onto the railroad tracks as a train approached in Burlington, New Jersey. Police officers quickly jumped in front of the train and signaled for it…
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A former University of Cincinnati professor has admitted to trading child pornography over the internet.
Fifty-nine-year-old Holt Parker pleaded guilty Monday to possession of child pornography and says he’s ready to take responsibility for the crime. He also admitted to intentionally damaging a thumb drive that contained child pornography when he realized agents were entering his home during a raid in March.
Court documents indicate that Parker told investigators he traded child pornography nearly every day over the last several years.
Parker was suspended from his position as a Classics professor and barred from university property after he was charged. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports he later resigned.
Parker could face three to eight years behind bars and would be required to register as a sex offender under a plea agreement. http://wdtn.com/2016/08/30/ex-professor-pleads-guilty-in-child-pornography-case/
I have been sent this on the grapevine. The powers that be have been determined for some time to keep Peter quiet and steal his and his mothers home. If you think that they would not do this without good reason, this is not true, it is a pattern across the country, often to people […]
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Asthmatic children FAR more likely to become obese, new study reveals – but inhalers reduce their risk by 50% | Dailymail
Asthmatic children FAR more likely to become obese, new study reveals – but inhalers reduce their risk by 50%
- Scientists in California have found correlation between asthma and obesity
- Asthma medications fuel weight gain, and lack of breath limits exercise
- But the experts found an inhaler cuts obesity rates by 43%
Asthmatic children are 50 percent more likely to be obese in later life than their peers, new figures reveal.
Scientists believe children may be at greater risk of becoming overweight because their struggling for breath could cause them to play and exercise less.
And a side effect of many asthma medications is weight gain, scientists from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California said.
But they found using reliever inhalers when an asthma attacks hit reduce the risk of becoming obese by 43 percent.
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Asthma medications fuel weight gain, and lack of breath limits exercise, experts have found
Having asthma and being obese may also contribute to the development of other metabolic diseases, including prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes in later life.
One in five British children aged 10 and 11 are obese while one in 11 are prescribed inhalers and other asthmatic medicines.
Lead author and postdoctoral research associate of preventative medicine Dr Zhanghua Chen said: ‘Asthma and obesity often occur together in children, but it is unclear whether children with asthma are at higher risk for onset of obesity or whether obese children develop asthma, or both.
‘Our findings add to the literature that early-life
Cop flips student and desk over & drags her out of classroom – Shocking video shows the moment a high school deputy attacks a female student for refusing to leave the room as classmates watch in horror Daily Mail | Children in Shadow Blog
Cop flips student and desk over & drags her out of classroom
Shocking video shows the moment a high school deputy attacks a female student for refusing to leave the room as classmates watch in horror
Fmr House Speaker Says Child He Raped Should Pay Back Hush Money Since He Broke His Silence |thefreethoughtproject
Fmr House Speaker Says Child He Raped Should Pay Back Hush Money Since He Broke His Silence
January 22, 2017
In April of last year, Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House and admitted child rapist, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for paying his victims to keep quiet.
Hastert was sentenced, not for raping children, but for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached.
Now, this sicko pedophile is trying to get back that hush money. Because one of the boys he raped broke his silence, in spite of the $1.7 million in hush money Hastert gave him, this pedophile politician wants his money back.
When the victim, known only as ‘Individial A’, broke his silence, Hastert’s child rapes were exposed — resulting in the subsequent prosecution.
“To the extent any contract existed between plaintiff [Individual A] and defendant [Hastert], plaintiff breached that contract,” Hastert’s lawyers wrote.
“Plaintiff’s breach of conduct resulted in damages to defendant and plaintiff is accordingly required to return $1.7 million to defendant.”
Individual A did not go public with this information — he merely spoke to the FBI after the transactions were uncovered by investigators. The victim’s attorney, Kristi Browne told NBC that it was Hastert who was at fault.
“Mr. Hastert has decided that rather than live up to his promise to compensate his victim for his molestation and resulting injury, he will ask his victim to pay him,” she said in a statement. …
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One Man Helped to Rescue 6,000 Sex Trafficking Victims*
Christopher Ashton Kutcher is a well-known figure in the American entertainment industry. Apart from acting, Kutcher is also an investor.
A venture capitalist, Kutcher has successfully invested in several high technology startups with some of his investments including Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb, Path and Fab.com.
But despite being a businessman and a public figure, societal problems are dear to his heart.
In 2008, Kutcher and his ex-wife, Demi Moore decided to tackle one of the more serious crimes facing our modern world – human/sex trafficking.
By basic definition, human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. The trade is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim.
Over the years, the United Nations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, human…
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10-Year-Old Schoolgirl Set on Fire, Thrown into Dry Well for Fighting Off Gang Rape In a gruesome incident, two men in the Eastern Indian district of Seraikela-Kharsawan stripped a 10-year-old schoolgirl, doused her in kerosene, set her on fire, and threw her in a dry well for resisting gang rape and trying to escape.
10-Year-Old Schoolgirl Set on Fire, Thrown into Dry Well for Fighting Off Gang Rape In a gruesome incident, two men in the Eastern Indian district of Seraikela-Kharsawan stripped a 10-year-old schoolgirl, doused her in kerosene, set her on fire, and threw her in a dry well for resisting gang rape and trying to escape. The […]
A group of blind and vulnerable people have said they were physically and emotionally abused as children by their special primary school’s headmistress. Six former pupils of The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool have told the BBC about abuse dating back to the 1950s when some of them were just five.
A group of blind and vulnerable people have said they were physically and emotionally abused as children by their special primary school’s headmistress. Six former pupils of The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool have told the BBC about abuse dating back to the 1950s when some of them were just five. The headmistress […]
via PAKISTAN: Child maid of 10-years of age that worked in the home of judge and his wife was tortured using an iron it was concluded during the examination by PIMS medical board and report will be submitted to Supreme Court after requested DNA results of all parties are known – @AceNewsServices
#AceNewsReport – Jan.09: Child maid who ran away was found on Sunday night and tests confirm she was brutally tortured Pim’s medical board is at present obtaining DNA samples before proceeding with case … A medical examination of the allegedly tortured juvenile housemaid by a board of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on […]
via PAKISTAN: Child maid of 10-years of age that worked in the home of judge and his wife was tortured using an iron it was concluded during the examination by PIMS medical board and report will be submitted to Supreme Court after requested DNA results of all parties are known – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services
Christian Brothers v Child Abuse Inquiry and others 2004 Jan 27 High Court Eire — cathy fox blog | Children in Shadow Blog
Redaction Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted. This is a difficult balance – normally I would think that I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and relatives from unnecessary […]