California Student Who Fathered Teacher’s Baby Wins $6M Settlement

 

Barbara Ellen:

do we seriously think that a female teacher sleeping
with a male pupil is on a par with a male teacher sleeping
with a girl pupil? I don’t.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/nov/29/barbara-ellen-madeleine-martin-comment

 

A former high school student from California who fathered a child with his teacher will receive a $6 million settlement from his school district in what is one of the largest settlements made for sexual abuse in the United States.

The victim, who is now 21 years old, had been sexually abused by teacher Laura Whitehurst for a year when the victim was just 16 years old.

Whitehurst, 29, was arrested in 2013  on charges of unlawful sex acts, after she gave birth to the victim’s child, which would have put her behind bars for 29 years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

She took a plea deal where she only served six months behind bars and is now out on probation.

Whitehurst and the boy began a relationship back in 2012, where she would initially drive him to school and spend hours with him. She would shower the boy with many gifts, ranging from alcohol to a Bible.

They shared a kiss at Disneyland, and eventually started having sexual intercourse at her apartment, according to the former student.

“Physically, I feel sick to my stomach thinking about the manipulation I was subjected to,” the former student said to a judge back in 2013.

In 2014, the victim’s family sued Redlands Unified School District for allowing the sexual abuse to continue for an entire year without taking action.

The district, even after settling out of court, maintained that they had done nothing wrong and that Whitehurst was solely to blame for the incident.

“Ms. Whitehurst made a conscious effort to deceive and circumvent the standards and policies she was trained to uphold,” District spokesman Tom DeLapp said to the Times.

Whitehurst and the victim are no longer together, but they still share custody of the child, according to the Times report.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/08/21/california-hs-student-fathered-teachers-baby-gets-6-million-settlement/

Feminist Icon Kathleen Kane, PA Attorney General, Resigns in Disgrace After 9 Felony Convictions

http://heatst.com/politics/clinton-kathleen-kane-resigns/

Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, once considered a rising star in the Democratic party thanks to her close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, resigned her position on Tuesday after being convicted on nine felony charges.

“I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania, and I wish them health and safety in all their days,” Kane said in a statement announcing her resignation, shortly after the state’s Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, called on her to step down.

Prosecutors are reportedly considering a recommendation of jail time for Kane, whose conviction stems from an investigation into her efforts to leak confidential information in an effort to embarrass her Republican rivals.

Kane had been considered a frontrunner to be the Democratic challenger against Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016 until her legal troubles came to light.

Kane worked for Hillary Clinton on her failed presidential campaign in 2008, and would later end up helping the Clintons rub out a fellow Pennsylvania Democrat who had the misfortune of ending up on their political hit list.

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in 2008, and when Kane ran against him for the office of attorney general in 2012, Bill Clinton went out of his way to help Kane defeat the traitor.

It is fairly unusual, if not bizarre, for a former president to involve himself in a state-level race for attorney general.

That’s why so many Democrats are terrified of ending up on the Clintons’ list of political enemies. They never forget, and they will crush you.

Bring the Funders of Black Lives Matter Terrorism to Justice

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263920/bring-funders-black-lives-matter-violence-justice-daniel-greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

Follow the money is the watchword of politics.

The left pretends that it is above money or against money, but its networks rival those of any drug cartel or mob outfit and are often constructed to thwart any investigation of its finances.

These networks are strange reincarnations of Cold War era Communist front groups. Except that instead of the money coming from Soviet agents, the cash flows from left-wing billionaires and family foundations hijacked by the left to serve uglier and darker purposes.

And yet the setup has remained basically the same.

Out front are the front groups. These organizations pretend to be grassroots movements stocked with photogenic young people. They zero in on specific issues targeting a key demographic. Behind the scenes are the big money people who are pulling their strings. In between is a shadowy world built to distance the funders from the funded. The passionate young people don’t seem nearly so authentic when you realize that they’re just puppets dancing to the tune of an 86-year-old billionaire rattling around a 16-room mansion on Fifth Avenue or a vast estate in Bedford.

The recent Soros leaks showed how the left’s grass roots organizations are dictated to by radical billionaires like him. And they also show that Soros‘people were well aware of the need to distance themselves from the organizations that they were funding. And it is all about the funding.

Take Black Lives Matter.

Behind the bullhorns and race riots is something different. It’s not outrage. It’s big money.

In a splashy item, the Ford Foundation announced that it had helped found the Black-Led Movement Fund. The Black-Led Movement Fund wants to raise $100 million on top of another $33 million from Soros and assorted left-wing groups.

What is this Black-Led Movement Fund? The announcement defaults to Borealis Philanthropy. What is Borealis Philanthropy? It’s what is known as a philanthropic intermediary. And it’s not the only intermediary behind the Black-Led Movement Fund.

The Ford Foundation press release claims that it partnered with “Borealis Philanthropy, Movement Strategy Center, and Benedict Consulting.” The Movement Strategy Center is yet another intermediary connecting funders and donors. And that’s alongside Solidaire, Neighborhood Funders Group–Funders for Justice and, for those who still feel too exposed, Anonymous Donors.

Why does all this funding need to be heavily disguised?

First, it’s a good bet that a good deal of it will be going to people who are not protesting anything.

Nobody needs $133 million to rile up a mob in Baltimore, Ferguson or Milwaukee. The social justice grads who are kept on the payroll to community organize don’t cost nearly that much.

The more the money is moved around, the harder it is to tell where it’s going and who is cashing in.

For example, the Benedict Consulting referenced by the Ford Foundation in its Black-Led Movement Fund piece doesn’t appear to have any sort of internet presence. It may however refer to Ingrid Benedict who was formerly a senior fellow at the Movement Strategy Center also referenced as having helped found the Black-Led Movement Fund. Benedict also appears to have assisted in putting together Resource Generation’s framework for funding Black Nationalist movements.

And Benedict also appears to work as a Philanthropic Consultant while heading up Abigail Disney’s Daphne Foundation.  Benedict’s clients include the Ford Foundation, Resource Generation, Neighborhood Funders Group and the NoVo Foundation. These groups also appear to be involved in funding the Black-Led Movement Fund.

Is there a conflict here? Probably far smaller than the ones involved in the Clinton Foundation. But there is also little doubt that money fed into this network will be following a most interesting route.

Second, funding Black Lives Matter and the various organizations orbiting around the same protests means funding race riots, sedition and street violence by hate groups.

It’s understandable that some major donors might not wish to be publicly associated with that. Some people would love to have their name stamped on the sack of Baltimore. But not everyone does.

Radical Chic, as Tom Wolfe documented so aptly in the piece of the same name, is exciting for some. Rich Saudis and Qataris fund mass murder from Syria to Paris. The obese princeling that tires of his imported luxury cars and his harem of imported slaves brought in by modeling agencies can pay for mass murder by cutting a check to Al Qaeda or ISIS. His American counterparts in Marin County or Arlington can watch poor neighborhoods burn after cutting a check to the right domestic terrorists.

The latest wave of Black Nationalist activists is cashing in on that frisson. So are the fundraisers.

And they should not be allowed to get away with it.

Call it Radical Chic or the Capitalist Communism of left-wing billionaires, those who suffer are the families of wounded and murdered police officers, the small business owners whose shops are looted or put to the torch and the residents of troubled neighborhoods for whom life grows even worse.

The last ten years have witnessed a monumental effort by the left to recreate its worst abuses of the seventies without a hint of apology, acknowledgement or conscience. This time around there is absolutely nothing natural or historical about these developments. Instead they are being funded as a dedicated effort by some powerful and influential people who are forcing history to repeat itself.

The grim farce of left-wing billionaires funding race riots in poor neighborhoods is as ugly as it is unacceptable. Twenty year olds in t-shirts and thirty year olds in blue uniforms should not be dying for the amusement of George Soros or any other bored Manhattanites looking for a radical thrill.

Financing race riots is not charity. It’s domestic terrorism. And the powerful men and women funneling money into the racist network of Black Nationalist groups should be treated just like Al Qaeda funders.

It’s time to hold them accountable.

Beyond the Soros clan, the entire network of family foundations and front groups financing street violence has to be investigated and dismantled. The funding of domestic terror in our cities must be curtailed by exposing who is behind them and how they have benefited from the violence.

Those who have gotten cash and kicks from the destruction of cities must be brought to justice.

Black Lives Matter is a racist hate group. But behind the hate is profit. Social justice activists go to extremes to catch the attention of funders. There are a great many graduates with useless degrees whose only career paths run through social justice activism. And activism does not pay well.

Take the tactics up a notch and you won’t have to punch the clock for pennies at some storefront educational non-profit, but you can get cash from George Soros. The ugly hateful tactics of Black Lives Matter paid off. Follow the money and you’ll see broken lives but also heaps and heaps of dirty cash.

And that is what it’s about.

How many police officers have to die so a grad student in gender studies doesn’t have to get a real job? How many towns and cities have to be burned so Soros can relive his World War II glory days?

Even one is too many and we have long since gone past one.

Follow the money. Bring on the justice. End the violence.

Prominent imam reveals goals of dawah, Sharia and to establish ‘ummah’ in Canada

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/08/prominent-imam-reveals-goals-of-dawah-sharia-and-to-establish-ummah-in-canada

We keep on fooling ourselves in the West that threats of stealth and civilizational jihad are exaggerated, but documented examples keep on cropping up to prove that mainstream, influential Islamic leaders are pushing for global sharia, like the prominent Sheikh Dr. Iqbal Al-Hadvi in Canada, who called for da’wah and a replacement of democracy with sharia law.

Al-Nadvi is Chairperson of the Canadian Council of Imams and President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. The Muslim Brotherhood listed ICNA in its files as among “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.” Al-Nadvi was also previously Director of Al-Falah Islamic School in Oakville, Ontario, Imam of the Muslim Association of Calgary Islamic Center, and member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team.

Al-Hadvi is a preeminent Islamic scholar who holds his Ph.D. in Sharia law, with a specialization in jurisprudence (Fiqh). He has taught on those subjects at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia “and dealt with various topics such as principles of jurisprudence (Usool Al-Fiqh), Islamic culture, Islamic political thought, Islamic movements, and Fiqh of organization. He has memorized the whole Qur’an (Haafiz).”

In discussing his priorities for ICNA as newly elected president in 2010, Al-Hadvi stated that he, along with the “Shura members,” were…..

“going for retreat in the month of April. We will devise a strategy of how to introduce Islamic movement to Canadian society in Canadian environment.”

He stated more recently in a speech:

 O Allah, we are here to make Dawah….“Our duty is not only to be a good person as an individual. It is also a good duty to train ourselves in organizational structure, and to be, for example, a part of Ummah [Muslim nation] and any organization in which we are working, we are supposed to serve the Ummah [Muslim nation], to bring the Ummah [Muslim nation] back [to its glorious era]….. Islam as a solution for humanity.

A few days after the landslide victory of the Liberal Party in the Canadian federal elections,  Imam Iqbal Nadvi delivered a Friday sermon at Masjid Toronto Mosque and stated:

“Trudeau, like his father, will leave after him a legacy, and “Allah will really use us [Canadian Muslims] here [is Canada] as a carrier of Islam, as a messenger of Islam.”

In an interview to the online show “The Muslim View,” Nadvi also “revealed how the Canadian Council of Imams succeeded in having a meaningful impact in the last federal elections and helped Justin Trudeau to become the Prime Minister.”

Under charitable status laws in Canada, “all ‘partisan’ political activities are prohibited. Partisan means supporting or opposing a political party or candidate for public office.”

Interestingly, back in April, the Canadian Council of Imams also stated its intention to open “deradicalization clinics” to counter extremism. Stealth jihadists routinely condemn violent jihad, but their goal is the same as that of the jihadis: global sharia law.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/08/prominent-imam-reveals-goals-of-dawah-sharia-and-to-establish-ummah-in-canada

Teacher admits she had sex with student in cemetery

Barbara Ellen:

do we seriously think that a female teacher sleeping
with a male pupil is on a par with a male teacher sleeping
with a girl pupil? I don’t.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/nov/29/barbara-ellen-madeleine-martin-comment

 

A former substitute teacher at Easton Area High School admitted Thursday shehad sex with a 17-year-old student in Easton Cemetery.

Kelly Aldinger faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to institutional sexual assault, a third-degree felony.

The 49-year-old Palmer Township woman was found by a city police officer at 1:06 p.m. May 6 having sex with the boy in the cemetery off North Seventh Street.

Aldinger served as council president as recently as last fall at St. Paul’s III Lutheran Church.

She’ll be sentenced Dec. 5 in front of Northampton County Senior Judge Leonard Zito.

She pleaded guilty to the one charge she faced. The plea does not include any sentencing bargain, according to Assistant District Attorney Anthony Casola.

Aldinger was employed by Source 4 Teachers and placed at Easton Area High School as a substitute teacher. She has since been suspended indefinitely by Source 4 Teachers.

The 17-year-old was at one point taught by Aldinger, police said. The sexual relationship between Aldinger and the student began in 2015, though they initially met when the teen was in middle school, according to court documents.

Defense attorney Phil Lauer said witnesses will likely testify on Aldinger’s behalf at the sentencing hearing.

“I have nothing to add at this point,” he told the judge Thursday.

“Kelly is a good person and a good educator,” Lauer said at Aldinger’s preliminary arraignment in June.

Aldinger, of the the 2000 block of Maywood Street, is free on 10 percent of $50,000 bail.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2016/08/teacher_admits_she_had_sex_wit.html

Black Lives Matter terrorists ignore Louisiana floods and relief

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/21/black-lives-matter-takes-heat-louisiana-flood-reli/

Black Lives Matter is coming under fire for its lackluster response to the catastrophic Louisiana flooding less than a month after mobilizing crowds to protest the shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge.

In an online video going viral, Baton Rouge resident Jerry L. Washington asks, “Where are the Black Lives Matter and the Black Panthers?”

“Because I ain’t seen one Black Panther boat or one Black Lives Matter boat. All I see is our own people from our own city saving us,” Mr. Washington said.

Black Lives Matter drew an outraged response on Facebook last week after promoting a company offering free family photos to victims whose pictures were destroyed in the flooding.

“This is the most you have done after you [came] and raised hell and stirred up [a] mess … Where are the donations from your organization?” asked Manolo Espinal of Louisiana. “[B]oats to rescue people? Food for the hungry? Where are the marches and protests for the homeless and those who lost everything?”

Added Charlene Realegeno-Molina, “What is BLM doing for Louisiana? Y’all are good at getting together to protest, well why haven’t y’all gotten together to help out? I guess BLM only when convenient.”

Others argued that the movement is focused on police brutality and racism, not disaster relief.

“You want to know why they aren’t in Louisiana? It’s because that’s not part of their concept,” said Glory Ford on Facebook.

Said Marco Moretti: “What does the flood have to do with an organization whose goal is to stop police abuse?”

But American Conservative’s Rod Dreher pointed to the recently released Movement for Black Lives platform, which includes demands on a host of issues unrelated to police, including divestment from fossil fuels, voting rights for illegal immigrants, and an end to private and charter schools.

“I guess black lives only really matter to those activists when they’ve been taken by cops, not when they’ve been saved by cops. Which is happening every single day down here,” said Mr. Dreher, who lives in Louisiana. “White people and black people, including Baton Rouge police officers (half of whom lost their homes), working together to save white people and black people and all kinds of people.”

Black Lives Matter activists are suing Baton Rouge police and elected officials in federal court for “unlawful mass arrests” during last month’s protest over the shooting death of Alton Sterling, 37, who was killed by officers July 5 outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge.

Three Baton Rouge police officers were shot and killed July 17 by a gunman who had previously expressed support for the anti-police protests. About 185 people were arrested during the demonstrations, although most of those were not charged.

“All the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, they came out with guns ready to go to war,” said Mr. Washington in the video. “But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in need of help and we can’t find not one of them.”

Thirteen people have died and more than 60,000 homes were damaged after thunderstorms and a low-pressure system that began Aug. 5 dropped nearly three feet of rain on the inland Baton Rouge and Lafayette area.

The Ford Foundation recently committed to working with other philanthropies to funnel $100 million to the Movement for Black Lives.

“Meanwhile, guess who IS there on the scene there? Oh yeah, the police—you know, the ones Black Lives Matter rails against?” said Michelle Jesse, associated editor of the conservative Allen B. West website.

Blacks make up more than 50 percent of the population of Baton Rouge, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

FEMA has issued major disaster declarations for 20 parishes devastated by the flooding, described by the Red Cross as the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard in 2012.