George Pell, a cardinal in the roman catholic church, has been found guilty of sexually abusing two thirteen year old boys in 1996. Two months ago in December the case was brought to light but in order to not sway the jury the details of the trial were withheld from being released to the public due to suppression laws. Now, twenty two years later the two choir boys have justice against a man who abused not only them but also his power at an archbishop at the time
Due to law in Victoria state its illegal to name victims of sexual assault*
The victim stated that it took him years to understand the impact the assault had on his life. Pell was fifty five at the time when he caught two young choir boys drinking communion wine after a Sunday service when he forced himself upon them. The living survivor of Pell said he was left feeling “shame, loneliness, depression and struggle” as a result of the abuse. He has never spoken out against Pell in fear of his position in the church. “At some point we realize that we trusted someone we should have feared and we fear those genuine relationships that we should trust.” said the victim about how he has coped since the tragedy. One of the boys has since died of an accidental heroin overdose in 2014 at the age of 30 before he could see his abused receive punishment for his vial deeds. He had never spoken to his parents about the abuse, the father now believes that the assault is what led his son to turn to drugs. Lawyers representing the father of the other victim had compelled him to speak up, in his realization of what happened to his son he said he believes his son suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. He had a scholarship St. Kevin’s because of his singing voice, however his attitude was severely affected at school after the abuse. His fellow school choir member described him as a bully who became withdrawn, completely estranged from his past self. If he was questioned about what the problem was he would avoid, or straight up deny the question.
A resident of California was convicted back in 1978 for the murder of his former partner and her child. It was a heinous crime no doubt, but what if he didn’t commit it?
This is the cruel reality for Craig Coley. Coley, 71, was charged and sentenced for the murder of his former partner, Rhonda Wicht, and her son. The child was only four years old at the time. It all went down in their apartment, and Coley was the lead suspect. After being locked up for thirty nine years the man has been freed, and is being compensated for the mistake. Continue reading California Man Who Spent 39 Years in Prison Gets $21 Million For Wrongful Conviction
The most prestigious and respected award show of the season has come and gone once again. The Academy Awards, better known as ‘The Oscars’, took place this past weekend at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Attended by the years most talked about actors and actresses, directors and production teams, there was plenty to talk about during the live red carpet and telecast. It seems the most buzz worthy moments were two surprising wins in big categories.
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This past weekend football fans everywhere rejoiced as a new league of professional football had its inaugural weekend. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is a professional football league that has just been started up in America with 8 teams. These 8 teams are the Arizona Hotshots, The Salt Lake Stallions, The San Antonio Commanders, The San Diego Fleet, The Atlanta Legends, The Birmingham Iron, The Memphis Express and finally, The Orlando Apollos. Continue reading AAF Start up
This past year Ariana Grande has been the none stop talk. From her newest album that dropped on August 20th 2018, “Sweetener”. The album went viral. You heard it everywhere you go. After the album title went down a bit Ariana was talked about again! This was because her and ex. Fiance Pete Davidson broke their engagement. Then if that wasn’t enough Ariana came out with a new song, “Thank You, Next”. Which has been non stop on the radio, Instagram captions, and number one on billboard for a long time.
This song got a lot of backlash because Ariana mentioned her ex boyfriends from over the years. Including Malcolm Miller the rapper who overdosed in September of 2018, for which Ariana has come out saying how sad and upset she was to hear about his death. Ariana also talks about Pete which raised a lot of attention. Many thought she was throwing shade at her ex’s. Ariana has come out many times saying how she does not mean anything personal to anyone, that it’s about her thanking all the people in her life. Not only was the song talked about but the music video which has, 282,050,687 views. If you want to read more information on “Sweetener”, and “Thank You, Next” read these,
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Netflix originally released a series called Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes which was present-day interviews, footage, and audio recordings made on death row forming a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The idea of the tapes is to bring yourself and understand the minds of notorious criminals such as Bundy. The release of the tapes sparked a lot of recent interest in the murderer and lead to lots of talk on social media for the “hotness” of the killer. With this talk of Bundy, it lead to netflix once again having to reach out to its audience in concern for their thoughts. The Netflix official account tweeted, “ “I’ve seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy’s alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers,” which received more than 20,000 retweets and 115,000 likes.
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The most watched event of the year was this past Sunday as the New England Patriots faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl in Atlanta, GA. The game kicked off at 6:30 with the Patriots to receive the ball, as the Rams deferred after winning the toss. The Pats first drive starts out strong with a first down but then on Brady’s first throw of the day he threw a short interception to Littleton, this was his first interception on the first pass of a game in the postseason ever. The Rams first drive was weak, with a 3 and out and the first punt of many for the Rams. The Patriots gain some momentum from Edelman and get to field goal range. Gostkowski misses the short field goal, which was his second only on the season. The rest of the quarter proved to be very uneventful and the game stood at 0-0 when the time ran out. Continue reading Super Bowl LIII Recap