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Woman Puts Child Into Trunk of Car to Avoid COVID-19, Faces No Legal Repercussions

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The pandemic has been pushing people to some really heinous extremes. At the beginning they were kind of funny. Hoarding toilet paper has become a regular thing as people “prepare” for the next lockdown. Some of the extremes, though, haven’t been as goofy. Society’s overall mental health is at an all time low. The looming doom and gloom is sending us over edges we didn’t know existed.

For one mother in Texas, that’s exactly what happened.

Sarah Beam was charged with child endangerment in Texas. How did she endanger the child? Allegedly, she put her 13-year old son into the trunk of her car after learning he’d been exposed to COVID-19. She was taking him to a testing center, and was concerned about being exposed and catching the virus herself. All of this information comes from the warrant issued by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

When it comes to a mother’s love, this behavior is beyond comprehension for most. After all, aren’t mothers supposed to do whatever it takes to protect their children? Like we said, it seems like the pandemic has been pushing people to strange extremes that we never expected.

It seems that the judge involved in the case understands that. At this point in time, Beam has been let off the hook. The judge involved in the case has ruled that they find no probable cause, and no reason to charge the mother with endangering her son’s life by placing him into the trunk of her car.

While the judge hasn’t found Beam guilty of any wrongdoing at this point in time, others are skeptical. In particular, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office isn’t convinced that this was entirely legal, and it certainly wasn’t safe. A spokesperson for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Dane Schiller, told CNN that they are going to continue to review the evidence in question. Should they deem it fit, they may continue to pursue the case, and take it to a grand jury to see whether or not there is an appropriate charge. Schiller said:

We absolutely respect the judge’s ruling, and we will continue with our work.

When you review the facts, it is certainly unlawful to place a passenger in the trunk of a vehicle. In most states, vehicle code states the following, if not in this exact wording:

A person driving a motor vehicle shall not knowingly permit a person to ride on a vehicle or upon a portion of a vehicle that is not designed or intended for the use of passengers.

This statement alone shows that what Beam did was not within the confines of the law, which is why the District Attorney’s Office is likely going to continue pursuit of a charge.

Regardless, Beam’s lawyer Nathaniel Pitoniak is looking at the judge’s ruling as a win. In a statement outside of court on January 13th, he stated that they were disputing the facts of the affidavit to begin with. However, with the judge’s ruling, they are certain that Beam didn’t place her son in any imminent danger, or in the way of harm.

While Pitoniak is looking to dispute the affidavit, it seems pretty hard to do at this point in time. Several eyewitnesses saw Beam’s son in the trunk of the car when she arrived at the testing site on January 3rd, which is what sparked the warrant for her arrest.

The pandemic is pushing people to extremes, but for Beam, a Texan mother, it’s also pushed her beyond making good judgment calls. We’ll see if this case goes any further. It certainly isn’t over.

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UFC Fighter Mark Munoz placed on admin leave from school for letting kids box

UFC Fighter Mark Munoz placed on admin leave from school for letting kids box

Mark Munoz is no stranger to combat sports. When he took on a job as a high school wrestling coach, it wasn’t long until the decision to hire him came under scrutiny. He was placed under administrative leave after reports that he told kids to box each other to settle their issues.

It seems like an unconventional thing to do, even for a wrestling coach. He may come from a background where he deals with grappling and martial arts. However, the school system and even the parents didn’t seem to take this lightly.

Munoz noticed two students arguing on the playground. He was not sure what the two were arguing about. He suggested that the two duke it out using boxing gloves.

Munoz stated that the boxing match was more of a jovial fight than one of absolute violence. One of the boys’ parents learned about this and the administration caught wind of it. A spokesperson for the school said that Munoz was placed on administrative leave and his contract will expire.

The school will not renew Munoz’s contract and has taken measures so that he cannot return to campus. At first, they were happy to add him to their staff as a member of the athletic staff. However, they might be thinking twice before hiring former UFC fighters for such jobs after this incident.

Munoz was in the UFC from 2009 to 2015. He was known for fighting Damien Maia in 2011. His other fights included Lyoto Machica and Chris Weidman.

Munoz retired from the sport and had lived in California since his retirement. His job as a wrestling coach may have ended prematurely. However, it may serve as a teaching lesson for Munoz on how things should, and should not, be settled in a school setting.

Schools are always preaching about zero tolerance for violence and bullying. Of course, the parents were concerned about the safety of their children. Reporting the incident to the staff may have been the right thing to do.

As for Munoz, it’s unclear where he’ll go from here. One thing may be for sure, he may have a tough time getting hired as a wrestling coach at some point in the near future. While an impromptu boxing match may work outside of school, inside a school can raise questions about how kids are being treated during school hours.

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Alec Baldwin ironically slams ex-NFL player for “workplace safety” after airport brawl

Alec Baldwin ironically slams ex-NFL player for "workplace safety" after airport brawl

A former football player was caught on camera beating down an employee of United Airlines. Brendan Langley was arrested for assaulting the person with a right hook at Newark International Airport. The employee was also fighting Langley and was soon terminated from his position.

According to the video, the airline employee appeared to make the first move on Langley (which may justify his firing). However, actor Alec Baldwin saw the videos for himself and shared his thoughts on the matter. He says that the employee was the victim and was just doing his job.

He also added that Langley was being a guy with a big mouth and is guilty of workplace abuse. Baldwin said that Langley should be placed on the no-fly list for his behavior. As he was speaking out about workplace abuse, people weren’t forgetting about the incident involving Baldwin on the set of the film ‘Rust’.

Baldwin was filming a scene that involved a prop firearm going off. However, tragedy occured when the prop gun went off and Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer was shot and killed. As of right now, criminal investigations are still ongoing and no charges have been filed.

However, civil suits on the matter are being filed against Baldwin. While Baldwin, himself, may be facing issues regarding workplace violence (even though it was unintentional), he may be in the wrong for his stance on what happened between Langley and the airline employee.

No matter where you stand on the issue, the altercation could have been prevented. You may agree that Langley should be punished for his actions, and you might also think that the employee was right to be fired even if he had to defend himself.

One thing is for sure, it’s important to respect those who are working hard to help others. If that isn’t something that you can do, then there is something definitely wrong with you. If you are someone that works with a lot of people, it’s important to learn that it’s key to keep your cool when dealing with difficult people.

In a world where we are always on the go and people think they are entitled to the world, it’s hard to keep themselves together. People are trying to be professional when in reality they want to do something that may be against company policy, but violence is never the idea.

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Texas school shooter sent disturbing messages to unknown woman before massacre

Texas school shooter sent disturbing messages to unknown woman before massacre

The Texas school shooter that was responsible for killing 21 people including 19 students and two teachers sent disturbing messages to an unknown woman before carrying out the massacre. Salvador Ramos, 18, was shot dead by authorities at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after beginning his killing spree.

Prior to this, he shot his own grandmother. Even before the events took place, he was in contact with a woman who he never met in person. An Instagram account that was linked to Ramos contained disturbing photos and messages.

One of the photos was a high-capacity magazine that was used in the attack. Ramos apparently messaged the woman on May 12 asking ‘You gonna repost my gun pic?’ The woman was also tagged in the posts. 

The woman continued to message Ramos, not knowing who he was personally. She replied asking what the guns had to do with her. The reply was ‘I just wanted to tag you’.

Whatever the motive was, it’s disturbing for someone to say they wanted to tag a person in a post about guns for no reason. Having a common hobby such as the outdoors is one thing (and tagging each other in posts is normal). It seemed like Ramos was looking for some kind of validation from a woman he never even met face to face.

As of this writing, the death toll stands at 21, and there is no certainty if it will stay the same. Yet, the fact remains that it is a tragedy beyond anyone’s comprehension. As expected, people on both sides of the gun issue began to reinforce their positions on what they believed in.

On one end, you have people wanting guns to be banned, the Second Amendment to be done away with, and everything else. They seem like they want the gun violence to end now rather than later.

On the other side, you have the argument of arming teachers, increasing security, and more. No matter where you stand on the issue, it will be really hard to come up with a concrete solution that will prevent tragedies like this. This tragedy occurred just over a week after 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo by a shooter that was the same age.

With the gun issue debate quickly heating up once again, what will come out of it this time around?

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Meet the world’s most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

Meet the world's most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

The story of a horrifying family has unfolded, where the parents of 14 children are related to each other. More than a family, this is an incestuous cult. 

The family’s inbreeding habits were revealed during the two-day trial of Frank Colt (a pseudonym). 

Frank was arrested for rape in 2018 and found guilty of sexually assaulting his niece )who is also his sister).

The sister/niece, who goes by the fake name Petra Colt, came to officials to report Frank who had taken advantage of her in the back seat of his car during a visit to their family farm in New South Wales. 

She also revealed that she was living in a cult where “all my aunts, uncles and cousins have been sleeping together”. 

She also said she had never been to school and was physically abused by various family members. 

She later withdrew her claims but spoke to officials several times citing rape incidents. Her statements gave them enough evidence to put Frank in jail. He was found guilty on May 10 and is in custody as he awaits sentencing. 

His brother Charlie and nephew Cliff are facing allegations of sexual assault as well. 

The family lives in a complicated web. Petra is the daughter of Frank Colt’s father Tim and his sister Betty. Therefore, both Petra and her alleged rapist Frank, share the same father. 

Tim, the family patriarch who died in 2009, fathered seven children with his wife June who was also his sister. 

He also fathered 12 children with his daughter Betty and had five children with his eldest daughter Rhonda. 

Tim’s youngest daughter had children with her brother Charlie. 

At one time, four generations of the family were living together in a bush camp made of an uninsulated shed, old caravans, and tents. 11 of the 12 children living there were found to be the product of parents that were closely related to each other. 

Most of the kids were malnourished and living in tents without running water, toilets, and electricity. Some could not speak intelligible English. 

One child died when she was just two months old. 

All the women in the family are denying a familial connection and dispute genetic evidence of the paternity of the children in question. 

The family managed to keep their cult going for so long by moving from state to state. They were finally caught by local authorities who realized the children were not attending school.

Meet the world's most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

Meet the world's most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

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14 students and 1 teacher dead after mass shooting at Texas elementary school

14 students and 1 teacher dead after mass shooting at Texas elementary school

Just a mere ten days after a mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y, another has unfolded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Making a sad story even more harrowing is the fact that the shooter murdered his grandmother in cold blood before embarking on the mass shooting at the elementary school. This shooting carried out by an 18-year-old man saw more than a dozen murdered and even more wounded. A 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman were listed in critical condition according to authorities. 

Reports also indicate that two law enforcement officers were shot, but they’re expected to survive. In a Facebook post shared around 2 pm. CST, the UCISD said students had been evacuated into the nearby Willie DeLeon Civic Center, where parents were allowed to pick up their children. The shooter was reportedly identified as a current or former student of Robb Elementary School. 

Governor Abbott was quick to offer his sympathies to the families and loved ones of the wounded and deceased. “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of the senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde,” he said. He continued by saying, “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Rob Elementary School. I have instructed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime.” The local hospital is reportedly treating numerous students in the emergency room. The shooter was murdered at the scene of the crime. According to CNN, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) are working with local law enforcement on the investigation.

14 students and 1 teacher dead after mass shooting at Texas elementary school

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