Cairns Tragedy: Mersane Warria Arrested in Murders of 8 Kids Inside Her Home

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Cairns Tragedy: Mersane Warria Arrested in Murders of 8 Kids Inside Her Home

CAIRNS TRAGEDY:  Mersane Warria has been arrested in the murders of eight children inside her home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, The Australian reports . She allegedly fatally stabbed seven of her children and a niece.

Mersane Warria is currently being treated at a hospital for stabs wounds. She has been placed under police guard. The deceased children range in age from 18 months to 14 y ears.

 

Here We Go Again: NYPD Officer Caught on Video Punching 12-Year-Old Suspect

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Here We Go Again: NYPD Officer Caught Punching 12-Year-Old Suspect

Here we go again…The NYPD is in the news after a plainclothes officer was caught on video repeatedly punching a 12-year-old suspect in the face.

The NY Daily News reports that Internal Affairs is investigating the incident. “Police also said two suspects, including the one struck, were arrested for assaulting another person with a cane,” the newspaper reports.

It’s unclear when the incident occurred, but YouTube video description is dated Dec. 17:

This happened today on my way to the post office. The kids were 12. They had supposedly pushed one of their classmates down. However when the victim was asked, he said those weren’t the guys. They were still taken away. 12. Years. Old.

Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sexual Abuse of 3 Underage Girls

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Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sexual Abuse of 3 Underage Girls (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins issued a statement admitting to inappropriate sexual contact with three minor females. He said, “Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since.”

Collins penned an essay that will appear in this week’s issue of People Magazine, explaining the details surrounding the sexual abuse of the three girls. He admitted to the sexual abuse in a recording released in October.

Stephen Collins says he has not “had an impulse to act out in any such way” in 20 years.

Here’s the statement in its entirety:

“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I’ve decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent.

On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago. The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth.

I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later. I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious. But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s.”

Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her During 1970s

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Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her During 1970s (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Kathie Lee Gifford said on “Today” on Tuesday that Bill Cosby tried to kiss her once during the late 1970s. She said it happened when she and her backup singers opened for Cosby on a comedy tour.

Gifford was quick to protect her friend, saying Cosby showed her and her backup singers “great kindness and generosity” during the two years they performed with him.

Gifford said: “I along with so many Americans and people around the world don’t want these (accusations) to be true. I will admit towards the end of the tour the last time I saw him he did try to kiss me. I said, ‘No,’ I said, ‘Bill, we’re friends.’ He said, ‘OK, good night,” and I said, ‘Good night.’ I went into my room and he went into his room. I’m not saying these women’s allegations are not true. From my own personal experiences, it didn’t happen.”

Gifford also said Bill Cosby made cappuccinos for her and her singers every time they left the stage at the end of their sets. Supermodel Beverly Johnson claims Cosby attacked her after spiking her cappuccino with drugs.

Evin Cosby Thinks Women Accusing Dad of Rape Should Go to Prison

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Evin Cosby Thinks Women Accusing Dad of Rape Should Go to Prison (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Bill Cosby’s youngest daughter, Evin Cosby, is speaking out in defense of her father, one day after his wife, Camille Cosby, blasted the media coverage, implying that he is the real victim. Evin Cosby made her views known via Facebook.

From her page, this isn’t the first time she’s addressing the allegations. On December 2, she thanked Jill Scott and Faizon Love, for publicly standing up for him. But her posts have escalated since then, with links to a Daily Caller video highlighting “factual contradictions” in the stories of the accusers. She also shared links to her father’s NY Post interview (or non-interview, since he said he didn’t know he was being interviewed) and her mother’s statement.

Evin Cosby blasted Spelman College, saying the historically black university should be “ashamed of themselves” for suspending the Bill Cosby professorship.

Spelman College should be ashamed of themselves. Morehouse College is a all BLACK school for men. Does anyone remember 4 Black men that were SENT to PRISON because a fellow Spelman student said she was raped. Well…… This Spelman woman was caught and turned out she lied about being raped after these men had their faces posted on the cover of ever news paper and held in jail. Someone please look up this article it was called Rape of the Spelman coed and it was in emerge magazine. Shame on YOU Spelman. You need to go to Sister’s Chapel and talk about this article revisit how many other innocent MEN that have been WRONGFULLY accused!!

She also called for the women who she believes are falsely accusing her father of drugging and raping them to be sent to prison themselves:

Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocentvictim.They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.

To echo Tyler Perry, if Bill Cosby did the things these women are accusing him of, it’s horrible and if he’s innocent of the things they are accusing him of, it’s horrible.

Veteran Actress Cicely Tyson to Guest-Star on “How to Get Away With Murder”

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Veteran Actress Cicely Tyson to Guest-Star on “How to Get Away With Murder” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Veteran actress Cicely Tyson is set to guest-star on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” when the show returns on Jan. 29. She is currently booked for one episode, TheWrap reports.

The show is keeping the details of the role hush-hush.

The casting represents a reunion of sorts for her and “HTGAM” star Viola Davis as they both starred in the movie, “The Help.”

Tyson was last seen on television in Lifetime’s “Trip to Bountiful.” Her other TV credits include “The Rosa Parks Story,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Sweet Justice.”

In addition to “The Help,” her movie credits include “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Camille Cosby Slams Media Coverage of Husband’s Rape Allegations

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Camille Cosby Slams Media Coverage of Husband’s Rape Allegations (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Camille Cosby issued a statement on Monday blasting the media coverage of her husband, Bill Cosby’s drugging and rape allegations. She even blasted the alleged UVA rape victim, saying neither the accuser nor Bill Cosby’s accusers have ever been vetted.

Here’s Camille Cosby’s statement on her husband’s rape scandal:

I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.

A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.

We all followed the story of the article in the “Rolling Stone” concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband – until that story unwound.

None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked – who is the victim?

Camille Cosby’s scathing statement comes as yet another woman has accused her husband of drugging and raping her. Las Vegas adult entertainer Chloe Goins, 24, told MailOnline that Bill Cosby allegedly spiked her drink and lured him into a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. This comes as supermodel Beverly Johnson accused Cosby of drugging her in the mid-1980s.

Another blow for Bill Cosby….

Spelman College suspended its Bill Cosby professorship. The college issued a statement saying that the program was established in the name of Bill and Camille Cosby to bring positive attention and scholars to the campus. The HBCU said the current situation “prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully.”

One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti’s Capital

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One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti’s Capital

One person was shot to death as a new round of anti-government protests rocked Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. Protesters are calling for President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to resign.

“We found a body. The victim was in his thirties. We have not yet identified him, but he was not participating in the demonstrations,” police spokesman Garry Derosiers told AFP.

It was unclear who fired the deadly shot.

On Friday, President Michel Martelly said Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was ready to resign to help end the country’s political impasse amid the widespread protests, but stopped short of saying when this might happen and whether he would leave too.

“I need to feed my kids. I am a single mom. The government does nothing to change our lives,” said a protester who only gave her name as Yolaine. Source: France 24

***UPDATE: Laurent Lamothe has resigned as prime minister.***

Bill Cosby Expects Black Media to Stay Neutral on Sex Assault Scandal

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Bill Cosby Expects Black Media to Stay Neutral on Sex Assault Scandal (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The embattled Bill Cosby broke his silence on the drugging and sexual assault scandal that threatens his legacy by saying he expects the black media to stay neutral.  He also said his wife, Camille Cosby, is standing by him. This comes as supermodel Beverly Johnson was the latest woman to accused him of drugging her in the mid-1980s.

Reached at his Massachusetts home, the star declined to address the rape and sex abuse allegations from an ever-growing list of women that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson.

Instead, Cosby, 77, said that the African-American media — for which this reporter often writes — should be impartial.

“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby said.

The comedian, who is being represented by the Manhattan-based crisis-management company Hiltzik Strategies and attorneys Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt, said he has been advised not to talk to reporters about the ongoing allegations. More than two dozen women have publicly claimed that the “Fat Albert” creator drugged and raped them. Source: Page Six

Cosby didn’t address the specific accusations against him during his conversation with the NY Post, but praised his wife, when asked how she was holding up as more women come forward. He said, “Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

Black Twitter Blasts CNN Commentator Tara Setmayer Over Police Brutality Views

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Black Twitter Blasts CNN Commentator Tara Setmayer Over Police Brutality Protests (Photo Credit: Twitter @tarasetmayer)

CNN’s newest political commentator Tara Setmayer is being blasted by black Twitter over her views on the police brutality protests. She accused Al Sharpton and other civil rights activists of ginning up outrage over the protests stemming from the police-involved shooting deaths of black males.

Setmayer, who works for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, claims the shooting death of these males — Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice — are outliers. Um, tell that to the family of ex-FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell.

Tata Setmayer says black urban radio is encouraging glorification of gangster culture. She specifically singled out BET.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter: