December 7th, 2011
(Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman)
In today’s top news, Herman Cain’s accuser gives the nitty gritty of their alleged affair, FAMU students have taken matters of hazing into their own hands and the Occupy Movement may be your new next door neighbors.
Herman Cain accuser shares details of affair. [HuffPo]
FAMU students take action on hazing. [BET]
Two-year old Bianca Jones missing in Detroit. [AP]
Clothing retailer H&M in trouble for using computer-generated models. [Daily Mail]
Haiti seeks to build its tourism rep. [AFP]
DMX hoops in a wheelchair to show support for injured troops. [BET]
FAA chief in the hot seat after drunk driving arrest. [BBC]
Occupy Movement settles into foreclosed homes after park evictions. [MSNBC]
U.S. strengthens sanctions on Eritrea. [AJE]
Basketball’s Stephon Marbury says he is never moving back to the U.S. [BET]
August 1st, 2008
hen authorities found Danieal Kelly, it was the most horrific scene imaginable.The case of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly proves that the safety net, supposedly in place to protect society’s weakest and most vulnerable individuals from unnecessary strife, is in dire need of repair. On Thursday, nine people, including the disabled girl’s mother and four social workers, were charged with causing the child’s slow, horrific death two years ago. In lodging the charges – ranging from murder for the mother, Andrea Kelly, to manslaughter and perjury for those Philadelphia Department of Human Services who ignored Danieal’s condition – Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham said that everyone should be angry about Danieal’s treatment. Danieal was 42 pounds and covered in open sores – that were teeming with maggots and went clean to the bone – when her corpse was found in her mother’s filthy house in August 2006, according to authorities. “Danieal did not fall through the cracks,” Abraham said. “It was a failure of institutional inclination. Saving Danieal was just too much trouble.” In addition to the mother, who is accused of starving her daughter, warrants were issued for the father, Daniel Kelly, 37, who did not live with the family (child endangerment), and eight others. Some social workers ignored three year’s worth of reports, neglected to go on site visits or even fabricated reports to appear as if they paying close attention to the girl’s condition, the grand jury found. “You can’t continue to bury these children and say things are getting better when they’re not,” Abraham said. If convicted, what penalty should the defendants face?