Jerry Sandusky’s son Jeffrey charged with child sexual abuse

One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons was charged Monday with sex crimes involving two girls, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested on child molestation charges.

Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, was charged by state police and arraigned by a district judge in Bellefonte on 14 counts. He was jailed on $200,000 bail.

Sandusky was a stalwart supporter of his father and accompanied his mother, Dottie, to many of his court proceedings. On Monday, Dottie accompanied Jeffrey Sandusky to his.

Police accused him of soliciting nude photos from a then-16-year-old girl last year and seeking oral sex in 2013 from her then-15-year-old sister.

His defense lawyer, Lance Marshall, declined to comment on the allegations.

“All children have a right to be safe,” said Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller. “We will prosecute this case as aggressively as we do all child abuse cases.”

Miller said Sandusky talked to investigators. “He made statements,” Miller said. “I wouldn’t classify them necessarily as directly inculpatory, but I don’t think they helped him much.”

Sandusky was charged with solicitation of statutory sexual assault, solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of solicitation to photograph or depict sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.

A state trooper said in the arrest affidavit that on Nov. 21, the alleged victims’ father turned over to investigators text messages from Sandusky in which he asked one of the girls for nude photographs.

The affidavit said Sandusky told the alleged victim in texts in March that “it’s not weird because he studied medicine” and instructed her “to not show these texts to anyone.”

The girl’s mother told investigators that when she confronted Sandusky, he told her “he knows it was wrong and inappropriate,” police said.

“The victims’ mother advised that Jeffrey Sandusky had advised her that he was trying to help her daughter by getting naked pictures of her off the internet and needed naked pictures of her to do it and to ‘role play,” the affidavit said.

The girl, called “Victim 1” in the affidavit, told police the texts made her uncomfortable and that “he kept pressuring me and asked me multiple times not to show the texts to anyone,” police said.

Prosecutors allege Jeffrey Sandusky sought oral sex from a second girl, “Victim 2,” in 2013. She was 15 years old at the time.

“Victim 2” told investigators that Jeffrey Sandusky told her in March: “I can’t even say anything except I’m sorry.”

Jerry Sandusky, who adopted Jeffrey Sandusky and five other children, is serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Jeffrey Sandusky has not made any public allegations of abuse by Jerry Sandusky, but one of his siblings, Matt Sandusky, alleged during their father’s 2012 criminal trial that he had been abused by him. Matt Sandusky was not called as a witness, and Jerry Sandusky has never been charged with those allegations.

The state Corrections Department said that because of the charges, Jeffrey Sandusky was suspended without pay Monday from employment as a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison, near State College. He had been hired in August 2015.

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Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge against US

BEIRUT — Al-Qaeda’s media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the US for assassinating his father.

In the video released by As-Sahab Saturday, Hamza bin Laden tells Americans that they are accountable for the decisions of their leaders. He says al-Qaeda will continue waging jihad, or holy war, against the US in response to its “oppression” of Muslims.

“If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong,” he says.

Bin Laden was killed in a May 2011 US raid at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His son’s whereabouts are not known. Analysts speculate that he may be preparing to take over leadership of al-Qaeda.

Son of Polish-Jewish immigrant has slight lead in Peru presidential race

(JTA) — The son of a Polish-Jewish immigrant from Germany has a slight lead in Peru’s presidential elections.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former prime minister of Peru and economist for the World Bank known as PPK, as of Monday morning held a 1 percent lead in the voting over Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the jailed former president Alberto Fugimori.

Final results are not expected until at least Tuesday.

Kuczynski ran in the 2011 presidential elections, when Ollanta Humala was elected.

Kuczynski’s Jewish father, Maxime, was born in Poland and moved with his family to Germany. He received his degree in philosophy in 1913 and a degree in medicine in 1919. He served in the German army during World War I.

Maxime Kuczynski fled to Peru in 1933 when the Nazis came to power. The candidate’s mother, Madeleine Godard, was of Swiss-French descent.

The younger Kaczynski served twice as finance minister as well as Cabinet chief under former President Alejandro Toledo. Previously he was an economist with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund before being named general manager of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank. He also served as co-chairman of First Boston in New York City, an international investment bank.

Robert De Niro Tells Press MMR Vaccine Made His Son Autistic

Actor Robert De Niro tells the press that the MMR vaccine gave his son autism

Robert De Niro has expressed sorrow for deciding to pull a controversial film confirming that the MMR vaccine causes autism – saying that his own son became autistic ‘overnight’ after receiving the vaccine from doctors. 

The actor and creator of the Tribeca Film Festival came under fire last week after caving into pressure from Big Pharma and pulling Andrew Wakefield’s new film Vaxxed: From Cover-up To Catastrophe.

Dailymail.co.uk reports:

‘All I wanted is for the movie to be seen and people can make up their own judgement but you must see it,’ he said during an appearance on The Today Show.

‘Let’s find out the truth, let’s just find out the truth.’

He added that he hadn’t yet ‘fully explored’ the fierce backlash against the documentary ‘and I will.’

De Niro, who has an 18-year-old Elliot son with autism, said he had hoped that screening the film could have started a ‘discussion’ about the alleged link between the vaccine and autism.

‘There’s a lot of things that are not said. Nobody seems to want to address that, or they say they’ve addressed it and it’s a closed issue.

‘But it doesn’t seem to be because there are many people who say they saw their kid change overnight.

‘My wife says that (is what happened to my son). I don’t remember. But my child is autistic.

‘I, as a parent, of a child who has autism, I’m concerned, I want to know the truth.’

De Niro also suggested that people should watch another documentary, Trace Amounts, which focuses on the now disproved link between autism and vaccines.

‘There’s a lot of information about things that are happening with the CDC, the pharmaceutical companies, there’s a lot of things that are not said,’ De Niro added.

De Niro admitted he was ‘not too sure’ about the disgraced former British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, who is at the center of the documentary.

But he wanted to help overcome the reluctance to talk about the issue, both in the scientific community and in the general public.

He felt that people were trying to ‘shut down’ discussions around vaccines and autism.

‘There’s more to this than meets the eye, believe me,’ he warned. ‘There’s something that people aren’t addressing. And for me to get so upset here, on the Today show, with you guys, means there’s something there.’

The actor said he simply had not anticipated the ‘knee jerk’ reaction from filmmakers – many of whom had threatened to pull out the festival.

‘Part of me does (regret pulling it), and part of me says let it go for now and I’ll deal with it later in another way.

‘Because I didn’t want the festival to be affected.’

De Niro told the presenters he was skeptical of the scientific community’s findings that there is no link between the vaccine and autism.

‘I believe it’s much more complicated than that. I’m not a scientist but i know because I’ve seen so much reaction.

‘I’m not anti-vaccine, but I’m pro-safe vaccine.’

The 72-year-old went onto compare the reactions of some children to medications such as penicillin – and claimed it could be the same with vaccines.

He even questioned the rise in cases of preventable diseases, such as measles, across the country since the MMR controversy.

‘There’s a kind of hysteria, a knee jerk reaction. Everybody should have choice whether to take vaccines or not. But it does benefit big drug companies.’

The actor and producer had first announced he would be screening the documentary at the festival in a personal statement last week.

‘Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined,’ he said, referring to his wife of 18 years, Grace Hightower.

The statement continued: ‘In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming.

‘However this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening Vaxxed.

‘I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue.’

However, he later said that after reviewing the film alongside Tribeca organizers and members of the scientific community, the decision to screen the movie had been reversed.

He continued: ‘The Festival doesn’t seek to avoid or shy away from controversy. However, we have concerns with certain things in this film that we feel prevent us from presenting it in the Festival program. We have decided to remove it from our schedule.’

The documentary claims that US health authorities ‘sliced and diced’ data linking the triple jab for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) to rising autism rates.

Bin Laden’s son urges jihadis in Syria to unite to free Palestine

The son of Al-Qaeda’s late founder Osama bin Laden has urged jihadists in Syria to unite, claiming that the fight in the war-torn country paves the way to “liberating Palestine.”

“The Islamic umma (nation) should focus on jihad in Al-Sham (Syria) … and unite the ranks of mujahedeen there,” said 23-year-old Hamza in an audio message posted online.

“There is no longer an excuse for those who insist on division and disputes now that the whole world has mobilized against Muslims,” he said.

His undated message comes after Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri also urged jihadists in Syria to unite, despite his continued rejection of the rival Islamic State (IS) group and its proclaimed caliphate.

“The matter of unity today is one of life and death,” Zawahiri said in an audio message posted online on Saturday.

“Either you unite to live as Muslims with dignity, or you bicker and separate and so are eaten one by one,” he added, according to SITE Intelligence monitoring group.

Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate Al-Nusra Front is a rival of IS, which is an Al-Qaeda offshoot whose leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared an Islamic caliphate across territory seized in Iraq and Syria.

Bin Laden’s son said Syria is the “best battlefield” leading to “liberating Al-Quds,” the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

“The road to liberating Palestine is today much shorter compared to before the blessed Syrian revolution,” he said.

US intelligence officials have said that Hamza was the favorite son of the 9/11 mastermind who had been grooming him to take over as Al-Qaeda’s leader.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son (Nigger, Zionist) champions father’s dream for Ethiopian Jews

The shared humanity and vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and Jewish leaders during the Civil Rights Movement forged a special bond between two alienated peoples in the United States at one of its darkest hours.

Over 50 years later, King’s son, Martin Luther King Jr. III, sat beside Natan Sharansky in Jerusalem to further that dream by presenting three Israelis with the 2016 Unsung Hero Awards for championing the rights of the country’s marginalized Ethiopian community.

The awards come from the Drum Major Institute, a civil rights organization established in 1961 by the senior King and his Jewish advisor, Harry Wachtel. It was later revived in 1999 by Wachtel’s son, William, and King’s son, who serves as president.

On Sunday morning, King joined forces with Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, to honor singer Idan Raichel, former Ethiopian Member of Knesset Pnina Tamano-Shata, and journalist Anat Saragusti, for their activism on behalf of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants.

Noting his incarceration, and the protests in the US that helped eventually set him free while multiple operations to bring thousands of Ethiopians to Israel were being carried out, Sharansky said being with King’s son in Israel felt like coming “full circle.”

“It is a very symbolic thing, and many people do not know that the leaders who fought for Soviet Jewry in America all came from the Civil Rights Movement,” said Sharansky at the gathering at JA’s headquarters on King George Street.

“I am very excited by the fact that the first time that this prize of Martin Luther King is given abroad is given by his son here in Israel, and is connected to aliya from Ethiopia in this historical building,” he said.

“Six years after Operation Shlomo, where thousands and thousands of Ethiopian Jews were taken from the heart of Africa, I was on an airplane too coming to Israel. We can be very proud that we are the only country that took over 100,000 citizens of Africa and brought them here not as slaves, not as refugees, bus as full citizens.”

Adding that the subsequent integration process has been a “challenging” process, resulting in claims of institutionalized racism by Ethiopian Jews, Sharansky emphasized that true assimilation will only come through dialogue, understanding and tolerance.

“I am so grateful to the three honorees for the work they are doing to help do this,” he said.

King, who was 10 years old when his father was assassinated, said he has visited Israel on six occasions.

“As we talk about human rights in this country, but really globally, my dad’s mission was essentially around the modern civil rights movement,” he said. “He started as a civil rights leader, but I believe he became a human rights leader.”

Adding that his father’s closest advisors and confidants were Jewish leaders, including Wachtel, whose son William joined King at the ceremony, King said his family’s friendship with the Jewish community has been an enduring one.

“Most importantly, much of what my dad was able to do was because people like Harry Wachtel… opened their hearts and minds… and all kinds of wonderful things happened so that my dad and his team could be successful and effective in what they were doing,” he said.

Indeed, King Sr. was so grateful to Wachtel, that his son said he invited him to join him upon accepting the Nobel Prize.

While not addressing Israel’s Ethiopian community’s many challenges directly, King noted the problems people of color are facing in America, particularly as it relates to ongoing violence between African American communities and police, is often rooted in racism and poverty.

“There are a lot of issues that are related to poverty in America,” he said. “My dad used to say – and my mom worked throughout her life to eradicate – what they called the triple evils: the evil of poverty, the evil of racism, and the evils of militarism and violence.

“And somehow, he had the vision to believe that one day we as a society can eradicate those evils. I still believe that it is possible, even in the face of terrorism… So I am here in that spirit as we are here to honor these special honorees today for the work they are doing, to thank them, and to lift them up.”

Still, Tamano-Shat, who was the first Ethiopian Jew to be elected to the Knesset after being rescued by Israeli soldiers during Operation Moses, noted that there is still much work to be done.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, these are the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King,” she said.

“From Martin Luther King I learned that a struggle that is rooted in the love of mankind is destined to succeed… I learned that love is preferable to hate and violence, and when a single voice is heard in the desert, it is our duty to speak out loud again, and again, until it echoes.”

Tamano-Shata continued: “The fight against racism and discrimination are the cornerstone of a better and more just world.”

Ivanka Trump (Jewess) gives birth to a son

Ivanka Trump posing with her newborn son, Theodore James Kushner, March 28, 2016. (Twitter)

(JTA) — Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner, gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, welcomed the baby, named Theodore James Kushner, on Sunday afternoon.

The new mother tweeted the baby’s arrival, including a photo and an official birth announcement, later in the day.

Donald Trump referred to the upcoming arrival of the new baby, his eighth grandchild, during his speech to the AIPAC policy conference last week.

“I love Israel. I’ve been with Israel so long in terms of — I’ve received some of my greatest honors from Israel. My father before me, incredible. My daughter, Ivanka, is about to have a beautiful Jewish baby,” Trump said.

Ivanka Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2009 in order to marry her husband, with whom she already has two children: Arabella, 4, and Joseph, 2.

“I have a lot of — I have tremendous love for Israel,” Trump also said earlier this month during a debate broadcast on CNN. “I happen to have a son-in-law and a daughter that are Jewish, OK? And two grandchildren that are Jewish.”

Grant Clemency To My Son Edwin Walter Rubis, 480 months for marijuana is not justice

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My son, Edwin Walter Rubis, is serving a federal sentence of 40 years for a nonviolent marijuana offense. He was sentenced in Houston, Texas, where statistics have shown that harsh sentences are more often given to minorities. He has been in prison since 1998, and has served as a model inmate for all of those 18 years. It is time for him to get a second chance at life.

At the age of 19, Edwin began to battle drug addiction and began to get into trouble with the law. Over the course of his drug addiction we sought him help to get his life in order but to no avail.  At the age of 29, he was slapped with this offense, and we discovered that when a family can’t afford to hire a competent independent attorney, their chances at justice are very slim. Edwin was appointed a lawyer for “indigent defendants,”, and he was immediately advised to give the court information on other drug offenders he knew. Edwin truly did not have the information they were looking for, so he was quickly deemed “uncooperative” and the trial judge gave him a particularly harsh sentence — 40 years. He has been in prison ever since.

He has served 18 years for a nonviolent marijuana offense. Even if he had been fairly represented and his trial hadn’t been weighed against him,18 years is sufficient for this crime. Please sign our petition asking President Obama to grant our son clemency, Edwin Rubis, so he may have a second chance at life. 

Edwin has been working hard to make his time in prison productive. He has certificates of completion from the psychology and religious departments. He completed a 2-year apprenticeship to be a dental assistant in the medical department. He is active in personal spiritual studies, and is seen as a mentor by his peers for both spiritual and personal character. In fact, a pastor at a rehabilitation program in Florida has said that he has a job opening available for him upon his release.

Sadly, we have exhausted all legal avenues in our search for justice for Edwin. I am pleading for him to receive a presidential clemency so that he can continue his rehabilitative work and efforts to help young men deal with situations similar to those he faced during his younger years on the streets. He wants to further his education and help others out of the justice penal system.

Please sign this petition urging President Obama to grant my son, Edwin Walter Rubis, clemency. He has been rehabilitated, and he deserves a second chance. Sincerely, Maria Alicia Roque  

Suspicious ‘threat’ letter sent to Trump son

NEW YORK — A threatening letter containing white powder was sent to a son of Donald Trump warning the Republican frontrunner to quit the presidential race, New York police and reports said Friday.

The letter was sent to Eric Trump, 32, who has been out campaigning for his father across the United States, at his swanky Manhattan apartment at 100 Central Park South, also known as Trump Parc East, CBS News reported.

It had a Massachusetts postmark and warned that if Trump does not abandon his run for the White House harm will come to his children, the television channel said, quoting a source close to the investigation.

The envelope contained white powder that has been sent for testing but which does not initially appear to be hazardous, CBS reported.

New York police, who are investigating, told AFP that officers responded to a call about a suspicious letter at 100 Central Park South at around 7:15 p.m. (2315 GMT) Thursday.

“The letter has been removed and is being examined by law enforcement authorities. No injuries have been reported in connection with this incident,” the police department said in a statement.

Eric Trump is the third son of the New York real estate tycoon and works as executive vice president of development and acquisitions at The Trump Organization.

Donald Trump has five children from three different marriages.

Sarah Palin’s son Track charged with domestic violence

Last Updated Jan 19, 2016 9:15 PM EST

 

NEW YORK — Track Palin, the son of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested Monday and charged with with domestic violence and other counts, according to the Wasilla, Alaska police department.

Police said in a statement released Tuesday that officers were called to a residence in Wasilla for a disturbance report at about 10 p.m. Monday, where they encountered Track Palin.

“An investigation revealed Track Palin had committed a domestic violence assault on a female, interfered with her ability to report a crime of domestic violence, and possessed a firearm while intoxicated,” police said in the statement.

The girlfriend told authorities she was punched in the face by Palin, who is the oldest child of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and conservative leader.

There is no telephone listing for the girlfriend. The court documents say the woman, Palin’s girlfriend of one year, had bruising and swelling around her left eye, and she said her right knee hurt after Palin kicked her there

Palin family attorney John Tiemessen declined to comment on the matter other than to say in an email that respect for the family’s privacy is appreciated “as Track receives the help that he and many of our returning veterans need.” Palin’s arraignment was held Tuesday, but Tiemessen was not sure if he entered a plea yet.

He faces three misdemeanor counts for assault, misconduct with a weapon — in this case for allegedly possessing the gun while intoxicated — and interfering with a report of domestic violence.

Palin enlisted in the Army on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and spent a year deployed in Iraq. When his mother was the GOP vice-presidential candidate in 2008, she spoke at her son’s deployment ceremony in Fairbanks, one of the few trips back to Alaska while on the campaign trail that fall.

According to the three-page affidavit, both Palin and his girlfriend called 911 that night. Police Officer Andrew Kappler wrote that he arrived at the Wasilla home and found Palin walking outside and talking on a phone. The officer said Palin had an injury to his right eye and surrounding area, smelled strongly of alcohol and acted with escalating hostility, prompting Kappler to put him in handcuffs.

Police say a breath sample provided by Palin showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.189.

The affidavit says other officers found the girlfriend hiding under a bed inside the home and crying.

The argument continued at the home, according to the affidavit, which says Palin struck the woman with his fist on the left side of her head near her eye. She curled up in the fetal position because she didn’t know what else he would do, the woman told police. She said he then kicked her in the knee and threw her phone across the driveway, according to the court document. The woman said she went inside after getting her phone.

Inside, Palin held the rifle, with the barrel just away from his face pointed to the side, the affidavit states. The affidavit adds that the woman told police Palin was yelling “Do you think I won’t do it?”

The girlfriend “was concerned that he would shoot himself and ran outside and around the house,” the affidavit says. “She didn’t see where Palin went, so she went inside and up the stairs, where she hid under a bed.”

It’s not the first encounter with the law for Palin or other members of his family. In September 2014, he and other Palins were involved in a brawl that broke out at a party in Anchorage. No arrests were made in the melee, and no one wanted to press charges. But according to a police report, Palin had blood around his mouth and his hands. He was belligerent until his mother told him to talk to a police officer.