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for the week ending 19 June 2022

 Report: Amazon's 'Wickr Me' Encrypted Chat App
Is Flooded With Child Porn


(Breitbart) — NBC News reports that Wickr Me, an encrypted messaging app owned by Amazon, has become popular amongst individuals sharing images and videos of child sexual abuse. Data gathered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) shows that it is not the only online platform being used to share such imagery.

However, Amazon appears to be doing little to address the issue according to experts and law enforcement officials. As a result, the app has attracted those wanting to trade the illegal material as they believe there is less risk of detection or bans compared to other internet platforms.

NBC News examined court documents from 72 state and federal child sexual abuse or child pornography prosecutions over the last five years where the defendant was alleged to use the Wickr Me app. The cases were filed in multiple countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Almost every prosecution resulted in a conviction aside from the ones currently still being adjudicated. 
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Plus-size TikTok Star Remi Bader, 26, SLAMS Hamptons Ranch After She Was 'made to leave' Influencer Horseback Riding Session Because She 'weighed TOO MUCH'

(Daily Mail) — Plus-sized influencer Remi Bader, 26, has slammed a ranch in the Hamptons after she was turned away for 'weighing too much' – before the owner's son branded her a 'fat b****' on social media.

Remi – who earned viral fame with on TikTok by posting 'realistic clothing hauls' and try-ons – visited Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk, New York, while attending a press trip for Jon Bon Voji's rosι Hampton Water this past weekend.

But while much of the images and videos posted on social media by her fellow influencers showed a giggling group of social media stars living the high-life in the exclusive Long Island area, Remi later revealed that a heartbreaking reality behind the glossy Instagram-ed experiences of the other attendees.

The online star shared her experiences on TikTok, where she posted a video claiming that Deep Hollow Ranch – which charges $250 plus 22 per cent gratuity for a 30-minute riding session for a family of four – had turned her away from a horseback riding session 'because she weighed over 240[lbs]'.
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 Wisconsin School Board Group Cuts Ties With NSBA
Over Letter Comparing Parents to Terrorists

(Epoch Times) — The Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) has terminated its membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) amid controversy over a letter sent to the Biden administration likening concerned parents at school board meetings to "domestic terrorists."

WASB voted Tuesday not to renew its membership with NSBA, joining a number of states which have opted to do so since the letter came to light last year, the board confirmed in a statement to The Epoch Times.

"The board's rationale for the decision includes ongoing concerns – many of which pre-date last fall's events – about NSBA leadership, governance structure and transparency; the fiscal management and financial oversight of the national association; and its failure to prioritize and serve state school board associations. The WASB's Board of Directors concluded that the interests of Wisconsin school boards are not being represented effectively at the national level by the NSBA," it read.
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DC Mayor Bowser Adds 51st Star To American Flags Displayed On Pennsylvania Ave Ahead Of Flag Day

(Fox News) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday ordered 51-star American flags to be displayed along Pennsylvania Avenue ahead of Flag Day, June 14.

The mayor said she directed her team to hang the 51-star flags "as a reminder to Congress and the nation that the 700,000 tax-paying American citizens living in Washington, D.C., demand to be recognized.

"On Flag Day, we celebrate American ideals, American history, and American liberty. But the very foundation of those ideals, and the basis for our liberty, is representation," Mayor Bowser said in a statement. "DC's disenfranchisement is a stain on American democracy – a 220-year-old wrong that demands to be righted."

The stars on the American flag represent the 50 states, the last of which, Hawaii, was admitted on Aug. 21, 1959. The American flag's 50-star design became official on July 4, 1960.
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 EU Releases Frozen Funding To Palestinian Authority For Textbooks Inciting Antisemitism And Jihad

(Legal Insurrection) — The European Union has agreed to release around $224 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, despite part of this money going into funding children's textbooks carrying antisemitic and jihadist propaganda.

In March 2022, the EU – Palestinian Authority's biggest donor – had frozen hundreds of millions of euros in funding over Palestinian textbooks inciting violence and terrorism against Israel and the Jewish people.

The frozen funds will be now be released immediately, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised her Palestinian counterpart. "I am very glad to announce that the EU funds for 2021 can be disbursed rapidly. All the difficulties are gone," she told PA Prime Minister Shtayyeh.

The EU will release this money without any precondition, European media reports confirm.
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Israel Faces Possible Snap Election –
And The Return Of Bibi Netanyahu

(Just the News) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is facing calls for a snap election from critics who say he is too soft on terrorism, while a growing number of Israelis are responding by supporting Itamar Ben Gvir, who is seen as the further right, populist alternative to former PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Less than a year after Netanyahu's ousting, Bennett has lost his majority coalition in the Knesset, increasing the possibility of Israel holding its fifth election in three and a half years. Bennett nonetheless stressed the successes of his government during his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.

"This government cannot be stopped. It must continue to fight for the Israeli public. This government has done in one year what other governments have not done in a decade," he said.
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 Shocking Video Shows Massachusetts Driver Crash Into Trump-Themed Store, Injuring 1 Person

(Fox News) — Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating an incident where a car crashed through the front of a store selling pro-Trump merchandise, injuring one person.

The Easton Police Department said Thursday the driver of a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he drove into the New England for Trump store on Washington Street.

A camera inside the store recorded the crash and police later uploaded the video to social media. The incident took place at approximately 5:10 p.m.

An employee standing at the front door is just feet away from the area of the impact as the car smashes through the front wall, the video of the crash appears to show. The vehicle came to a rest about 20 feet into the store.
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Alabama Church Shooting Suspect Mugshot Shows Black Eye After 'hero' Struck Him With Folding Chair

(Fox News/AP) — The Alabama man charged with the shooting and killing of three people Friday showed a prominent black eye in his mugshot after he was struck with a folding chair.

Robert Findlay Smith, age 70, was charged with capital murder for the attack that occurred during a "Boomers Potluck" at St. Stephens Episcopal Church outside Birmingham Thursday evening.

He allegedly shot two 84-year-olds and a 75-year-old victim before another church member in his 70s rushed the gunman and hit him with a folding chair to stop his attack.

"He hit him with a folding chair, wrestling him to the ground, took the gun from him and hit him in the head with his own gun," the church's retired pastor, Rev. Doug Carpenter, reportedly described.
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Pete Hegseth Vows To Send Back Harvard U. Degree,
Writes 'Return To Sender' On Diploma


(Fox News) — Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth is vowing to send back his Harvard University degree, and wrote "return to sender" on his diploma during Saturday's show.

In Hegseth's book "American Crusade," he wrote a blunt message to Americans: "Stop supporting your alma matter!"

"Stop now. Stop sending your money. And stop sending your kids. This is a start, but crusading means taking the next step. Send your diplomas back. Mail them back return to sender. Thank you for the 'education,' but I can no longer support your leftist cause. Then explain why. When the time is right – mark my words – Harvard University will be getting the diploma it gave me back from me," Hegseth wrote.

He wrote the book in 2020, and Hegseth brought his diploma to the set of Fox & Friends Weekend on Saturday to write "return to sender" on his Harvard University diploma.
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Massachusetts Democrats Approve
Driver's Licenses For Illegal Aliens

(Breitbart) — Democrats in the Massachusetts state legislature have approved legislation to provide tens of thousands of illegal aliens with driver's licenses -- a vital tool for the open borders lobby.

As Breitbart News reported, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) vetoed the legislation that would allow tens of thousands of illegal aliens in the state to obtain driver's licenses. Baker said he vetoed the plan because it "significantly increases the risk that noncitizens will be registered to vote."

With majorities in the state House and Senate, Democrats have overridden Baker's veto to ensure illegal aliens can begin obtaining driver's licenses beginning July 1, 2023.

Angel Mom Maureen Maloney, whose son Matthew Denice was murdered by an illegal alien in August 2011 in Milford, Massachusetts, told the Boston Herald that she will help fight the law.
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