Mercedes Carrera Pretrial Date Postponed Until July

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The pretrial hearing in the Mercedes Carrera criminal case concerning multiple child sexual abuse charges against Carrera and her husband, which was scheduled for Monday at the Rancho Cucamonga courthouse in San Bernardino County, California, has been postponed once again, this time until July 12.

Carrera and her husband, Jason Whitney, were arrested after a police raid of their Rancho Cucamonga home on Feb. 1, 2019.

They have now been in county jail without trial for over three years, first without bail and later, after they had liquidated their assets and had no source of income due to their incarceration, with bail set at $2 million for each.

A pretrial hearing to determine the jury selection process, and the date of the beginning of the actual trial, has already been postponed numerous times, most recently on Monday.

The new date of July 12, like several previous postponements, appeared in a document filed online.

For more of XBIZ’s coverage of the Mercedes Carrera case, click here.

Jewish groups in Ottawa decry public appearance by speaker tied to Palestinian terror group

(June 3, 2022 / JNS) Jewish groups are decrying a four-day event being held this week in Ottawa that includes a speaker with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a recognized terrorist organization in Canada.

The event, titled “International League of Peoples Struggles in Canada,” seeks to oppose “Canadian imperialism and militarism.” Among its main speakers are Khaled Barakat, a resident of Vancouver who has been tied to the PFLP, and his wife Charlotte Kates, who runs Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which the Israeli Ministry of Defense calls a terrorist organization.

Radical pro-abortion group ‘Jane’s Revenge’ threatens Catholic diocesan office in Florida

HOLLYWOOD, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – Abortion extremists have left threatening graffiti at a Catholic archdiocesan office.  

Just before midnight on May 28, the abortion activist group Jane’s Revenge spray-painted a wall of the Archdiocese of Miami’s Respect Life office with the message  “If abortions aren’t SAFE, then niether (sic) are you” and anarchist symbols, Florida Catholic Newspaper reported. 

“This threat is similar to those received by numerous pregnancy help centers around the country in the wake of the national news regarding the Dobbs case before the Supreme Court, and the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade,” said Rebecca Brady, the director of the archdiocese’s Respect Life ministry. 

The vandalism was found by the cleaning crew the following morning, who notified local police and provided them with video footage of the crime. The office holds the South Broward Pregnancy Help Center and serves as the Respect Life Ministry’s main office.  

Respect for Life provides public information and education exposing the reality of abortion. It also offers care to women who are having trouble carrying out their pregnancies or women who have suffered abortions in the past. 

“We believe the intention of this vandalism was to scare and intimidate us,” said Brady. “Respect Life Ministry will not back down; we will continue extending the love and mercy of Christ to all regardless of creed. We also now have the opportunity to learn what it means to love our enemies.”