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Man asks to hug woman who killed his brother: "I Forgive You." "I Love You." "Give Your Life to Christ."

It is an extremely rare moment in the archives of history: A big-hearted man giving a warm hug to the killer of his own brother in the courtroom where she was just convicted, wishing her all the best.  That is what played out in a courtroom in Dallas on Wednesday. After receiving her sentence,  Amber […]

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It is an extremely rare moment in the archives of history: A big-hearted man giving a warm hug to the killer of his own brother in the courtroom where she was just convicted, wishing her all the best. 

That is what played out in a courtroom in Dallas on Wednesday. After receiving her sentence,  Amber Guyver, the former police officer who shot and killed her neighbor after she walked into his apartment thinking it was her own, the victim’s brother had nothing but forgiveness in his heart.

Bothan Jean was murdered while having some ice cream and watching TV in his apartment, after Guyver opened the door to his apartment by mistake, thinking he is an intruder.

However, his younger brother, Brendt, did not wish Guyver ill in the courtroom.

Botham Jean’s brother Brandt embraces convict and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyver after she received a 10-year prison sentence last Wednesday. Guyver shot and killed Bothnam Jean one year ago while he was eating ice cream in his apartment. She told police she mistook him for an intruder in her own apartment.  

Furthermore, he wished her nothing but the best and, while trying not to cry, he asked the judge if he could hug the person who killed his brother. 31-year-old Amber Guyver received a sentence of 10 years in prison.

“I don’t know if this is possible,” the 18-year-old man said, “but can I give her a hug, please? Please?”

After a short pause, Judge Tammy Kemp said yes.

You can watch Amber Guyver’s full testimony in the video below.

Ms. Guyver and Brandt Jean hugged for almost a minute. Kemp also gave Guyver a hug before she was escorted out of the courtroom.

“If you truly are sorry, I know… I can speak for myself, I forgive you,” he said before the hug. “And I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you.

“Again, I’m speaking for myself, not even on behalf of my family, but I love you, just like anyone else. I’m not going to say I hope you rot and die just like my brother did, but I, personally, want the best for you.”

Cries could be heard throughout the courtroom while the two were hugging and Kemp could be seen wiping her tears off.

“I wasn’t going to ever say this in front of my family or anyone, but I don’t even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you, because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want you to do. And the best would be, give your life to Christ. I’m going to say anything else.

“I think giving your life to Christ would be the best thing that Botham would want you to do.”

You can see the emotional turn of events taking place in the courtroom in the video below. 

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Horror German lab was raided after secret footage from inside shows ‘barbaric’ tests on monkeys and other animals https://iheartintelligence.com/horror-german-lab-raided-barbaric-tests-monkeys-animals/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:42:37 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=55243 The post Horror German lab was raided after secret footage from inside shows ‘barbaric’ tests on monkeys and other animals appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Horror German lab was raided after secret footage from inside shows 'barbaric' tests on monkeys and other animals

Warning: Graphic content  Very disturbing imagery from the German Laboratory of Pharmacology (LPT) and Toxicology in Mienenbuttel, near Hamburg, has recently surfaced. Video footage was allegedly taken by an undercover activist from inside the facility which shows violent animal abuse. Reportedly, in the facility (scroll down to watch video) monkeys are strapped into metal harnesses […]

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Warning: Graphic content 

Very disturbing imagery from the German Laboratory of Pharmacology (LPT) and Toxicology in Mienenbuttel, near Hamburg, has recently surfaced.

Video footage was allegedly taken by an undercover activist from inside the facility which shows violent animal abuse. Reportedly, in the facility (scroll down to watch video) monkeys are strapped into metal harnesses for tests, tied up in brackets in rows on the walls, while dogs are bleeding seemingly after carried out experiments.

Moreover, dogs are pictured laying in what is considered to be their own blood, while cats are allegedly said to be given 13 injections of harmful substances on a daily basis.

The undercover footage, published by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz, from the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) was allegedly taken by an activist who got a job at the research laboratory from December 2018 to March 2019.

Furthermore, the activist allegedly claims that he witnessed tests, which were being carried out for companies worldwide, targeted beagles, as well as monkeys, cats, and rabbits. Conditions of the testings are also considered by him to be horrific.

Reportedly, beagles have had pipes stuck down their throats, were made to ingest capsules and were oftentimes seen bleeding afterward. The undercover activist also declares that the workers, who were not animal caretakers, treated them violently.

Local regulation authorities in the face of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety have, as a result, filed charges for the alleged violations against animal protection laws.

Moreover, as reported by MailOnline, the Minister for Agriculture Barbara Otte-Kinast said the following in regards to the situation:

‘If these allegations prove to be true, they would have to be punished and quick consequences be put in place.’

If the allegations are proven to be indeed truthful, the laboratory’s license will be revoked and it would be forced to make an immediate close.

Therefore, as a result of this footage being released to the public, local inspectors from the Harburg area, LAVES, conducted a check on the facility. After the fact, they claimed only some of the allegations coming from animal rights activists to be true. For instance, those being that the ‘cages were far too small, just as the activists claimed,’ as per the words of one spokesperson.

Therefore, the veterinary inspection office has been questioned as to why they did not discover any ‘violent irregularities’. To this, they have replyed with the reassurance that they are looking into the matter and that the ‘laboratory will now get the opportunity to fulfill the correct procedures and will receive a fine.’

To further the activists’ point, however, Friedrich Mullen from Soko Tierschutz has said:

‘The animals were even still waggling their tails when they were being taken to be killed, the dogs were desperate for human contact.’

‘The worst treatment was kept for the monkeys. The macaques breed of monkeys are small, relatively light primates, which are often used for animal experiments at LPT.’ 

‘They are kept in cramped conditions in small cages. Many of the animals have developed compulsive tendencies and are seen going round in circles.’

Furthermore, activists advocate for German laws protecting animals against testing to be tightened, as they are reportedly not strict enough.

Image credit: CEN/Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz

According to Cruelty Free International:

‘Toxicity testing involves poisoning animals to see how much of a chemical or drug it takes to cause serious harm, in an attempt to measure what a “safe” dose for humans might be.

‘Animals are injected with or made to eat or inhale increasing amounts of a substance to measure the toxic effects which can be severe and include vomiting, internal bleeding, respiratory distress, fever, weight loss, lethargy, skin problems, organ failure and even death. No anaesthetics or pain relief are provided.’

Consequently, Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International stated the following:

‘Our investigation has uncovered appalling animal suffering, inadequate care, poor practices and breaches of European and German law.

‘We are calling for the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) to be closed. We are also calling for a comprehensive review into the use of animals in regulatory toxicity testing in Europe, including the UK.

Every investigation, without fail, shows a similar tale of misery and disregard of the law,’ she said.

The video footage of the disturbing scenes in the laboratory is available for you to watch below.

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Scotland becomes first country in the United Kingdom to ban smacking https://iheartintelligence.com/scotland-first-country-ban-smacking/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:24:24 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=54529 The post Scotland becomes first country in the United Kingdom to ban smacking appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Scotland becomes first country in the United Kingdom to ban smacking

Scottish parents are no longer allowed to smack their children after the passing of a law which makes the physical punishment illegal.  MSPs voted 84 to 29 in support of the smacking ban, which gives kids the same protection from violence as adults by removing the defense of justifiable assault. This means that Scotland is […]

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Scottish parents are no longer allowed to smack their children after the passing of a law which makes the physical punishment illegal. 

MSPs voted 84 to 29 in support of the smacking ban, which gives kids the same protection from violence as adults by removing the defense of justifiable assault.

This means that Scotland is in effect the first country in the United Kingdom to make smacking a criminal offense, which now meets the United Nations standards.

Previous laws allowed parents and carers to use “reasonable” force to keep their children in line.

In schools, physical punishment has already been banned.

Former police officer and MSP of the Scottish Greens, John Finnie brought the bill to life, arguing that “physical violence has no place in 21st century Scotland”.

According to him, the bill sends a “strong message” that violence is never acceptable.

“I am absolutely delighted that the Scottish Parliament has taken this historic and courageous step,” Mr Finnie said.

The leadership shown by MSPs will send a strong message that violence is never acceptable in any setting, and that our children deserve at least the same legal protections that adults enjoy.

The international evidence tells us that it can have serious impacts on children, and that it is not effective,” he added.

Anna May Magden and Shona Sibery, both mothers of four, debate whether it is ever okay to smack a child.

School psychologists have said that smacking could damage the mental health of children.

A 2018 poll run by Sky Data found that 64% of Britons believe “unreasonable” smacking should be viewed as a crime.

However, opinion polls showed that the majority of Scottish people are in opposition to a smacking ban.

Opponents of the bill believe that it could criminalize parents simply for wanting to discipline their children.

Scottish Conservative MSP Oliver Mundell said:

“I believe violence against children is wrong. However, that is not the issue before us today.

“I don’t think that it’s foreseeable at all for parents what circumstances they could find themselves entangled with the criminal justice system.”

For a supporting viewpoint on physical discipline, see the video below. 

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Alabama law punishes child sex offenders to pay for their own castration before being released from prison https://iheartintelligence.com/alabama-law-child-sex-offenders-castration/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 05:57:11 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=54068 The post Alabama law punishes child sex offenders to pay for their own castration before being released from prison appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Alabama law punishes child sex offenders to pay for their own castration before being released from prison

Lawmakers of the state of Alabama have recently (in June 2019) enacted a law which requires child sex offenders to start the procedure of chemical castration one month prior to their release from prison. Moreover, they would have to pay for the procedure themselves. The Republican member of the State House of Representatives, Steve Hurst, […]

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Alabama law punishes child sex offenders to pay for their own castration before being released from prison

Lawmakers of the state of Alabama have recently (in June 2019) enacted a law which requires child sex offenders to start the procedure of chemical castration one month prior to their release from prison.

Moreover, they would have to pay for the procedure themselves.

The Republican member of the State House of Representatives, Steve Hurst, introduced the aforementioned piece of legislation which needed to be and was signed by Governor Kay Ivey.

Furthermore, Steve Hurst has said in a statement that chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders is indeed a suitable form of punishment.

‘They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,’ Hurst told WIAT-TV.

The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, opposed the measure as unconstitutional saying it was in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the constitution. The said amendment forbids any act of ‘cruel and unusual’ form of punishment on American citizens.

Moreover, other critiques include the intake of testosterone-inhibiting drugs cause serious side-effects such as clod clotting and allergic reactions.

Experts on the matter also warn that the chemical treatment is not a guarantee of the successful elimination of a man’s sexual urge. This is due to the fact that the process leaves the testes undamaged, it’s reversible and does not cause problems with reproductivity.

Nonetheless, Hurst is of the opposing opinion that:

‘I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said don’t you think this is inhumane?’ he said.

‘I asked them what’s more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child cannot defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through.

‘If you want to talk about inhumane – that’s inhumane.’

Hurst also holds the belief that chemical castration has the potential to decrease future crimes against children.

‘If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers,’ said Hurst.

Since the mid-1990s, a total of eight states have authorized the execution of the chemical or surgical castration of sex offenders. However, from a practical perspective, treatments have rarely been ordered to be carried out.

In reality, the state of California was the first to permit chemical castration with the use of medroxyprogesterone (MPA), an artificial female hormone used for the treatment of menopause.

Thus, when used by men, MPA lowers testosterone to pre-puberty levels.

In addition, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oregon, Montana, and Wisconsin also have laws allowing for the castration of sex offenders before being released from prison.

Gina Maiola, a spokeswoman for Ivey, the Governor of Alabama, said the law will apply to sex offenders who commit their crimes after Sept. 1 of the current year.

‘Chemical castration’, however, will be a required procedure only for those sex offenses which have a child under the age of 13 as a victim.

A large number of child sexual predators will have to pay for their treatment, which will be administered by the Department of Public Health. The treatment will proceed until a judge comes to the conclusion the medication is not necessary anymore.

Under the said law, not a doctor but a judge will inform the offender of the effects of the chemical treatment. However, offenders could choose at any time to stop taking the medication and, hence, return to prison to serve the remainder of their terms.

Those who stop receiving the treatment without approval are to be considered guilty of s Class C felony, which in Alabama is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

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China launches controversial app that notifies users when they are within 500 yards of someone in debt https://iheartintelligence.com/china-controversial-app-debt/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:21:42 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=54208 The post China launches controversial app that notifies users when they are within 500 yards of someone in debt appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

China launches controversial app that notifies users when they are within 500 yards of someone in debt

China has now come up with an app that notifies its users when they are within 500 yards of a person in debt. In addition, the app encourages people to report the ‘deadbeat’ if they seem capable of paying their dues. A Chinese court in the province of Hebei introduced the WeChat program, literally named […]

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China launches controversial app that notifies users when they are within 500 yards of someone in debt

China has now come up with an app that notifies its users when they are within 500 yards of a person in debt.

In addition, the app encourages people to report the ‘deadbeat’ if they seem capable of paying their dues.

A Chinese court in the province of Hebei introduced the WeChat program, literally named “map of deadbeat debtors,” according to China Daily (a media run by the state).

The court believes that the app gives an additional means to “enforce our rulings and create a socially credible environment.”

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WeChat has become the most popular instant messaging app in China. The platform provides people with a map and on-screen radar which tracks “deadbeat debtors”, whose locations are precisely marked and pinpointed. The person’s personal information is revealed by a simple marker tap.

In addition, it alerts users with a flash when a debtor is near their area.

It remains unclear how much debt someone must be in to attract such a privacy invasion, what behavior is indicative of a person’s ability to pay debts, or how the app’s user can report a person they deem to be financially wasteful.

Currently, the app’s function is limited to the province of Hebei.

The app clearly indicates the locations of those in debt (source: DailyMail)

The Dystopian Social Credit System of China

Reminiscent of a futuristic sci-fi movie, the communist regime of China unveiled the app in the midst of a nationwide crackdown on lending, as the latest addition to its unnerving “social credit” system.

The social credit system is a massive ranking system that keeps track of the behavior of its people and assigns them abstract “social credit” scores.

The system is set to become mandatory from 2020. It will measure how trustworthy a person is by assessing their behavior on public transport, social media posts, what purchases they make, their ability to pay off debts, and so on. The exact details have not been laid out.

Currently, the system is divided – some are run by city councils, while others are run by private tech companies such as Alibaba.

Nonetheless, it has penalized more than 6000 people for not paying their taxes on time or acting inappropriately on public transport, banning them from making trips across the country by train or plane between the months of June and January, the Business Insider reported.

Other penalities include bans from jobs, decreased internet speeds, and even confiscation of animals.

Children of parents with low scores can be rejected from their desired universities.

In October of 2018, a non-Chinese journalist recorded an announcement made in English urging people not to misbehave on a train from Beijing to Shanghai, raising the question of whether visitors and tourists will eventually also be subjected to this system.

What are your thoughts on China’s controversial Social Credit system? Let us know in the comment section and share this article if you have found it informative. 

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Swedish scientist suggests eating human flesh as solution to climate change https://iheartintelligence.com/swedish-scientist-suggests-eating-human-flesh-climate-change/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 06:28:51 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=54440 The post Swedish scientist suggests eating human flesh as solution to climate change appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Swedish scientist suggests eating human flesh as solution to climate change

A Swedish scientist speaking at a summit in Stockholm in September offered a disturbing solution for combating climate change: eating human meat. Magnus Söderlund, a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics reportedly stated he believes eating human flesh, taken from corpses, could be key to saving humanity if only the world would “awaken the […]

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Swedish scientist suggests eating human flesh as solution to climate change

A Swedish scientist speaking at a summit in Stockholm in September offered a disturbing solution for combating climate change: eating human meat.

Magnus Söderlund, a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics reportedly stated he believes eating human flesh, taken from corpses, could be key to saving humanity if only the world would “awaken the idea.”

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Söderlund’s argument for cannibalism was in the spotlight during a panel discussion called “Can You Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” at the Gastro summit, The Epoch Times reported.

“Conservative” taboos against cannibalism, he stated, can change over time if humanity simply gave eating human meat a try.

For a more in-depth look at the topic, see the video below.

Some of the seminar’s talking points included whether people were to “live sustainably” and if consuming humans would be the solution to food sustainability in the coming years.

When questioned during an interview after his speech whether he would personally try human meat, Söderlund said he was open to the idea.

“I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative … I’d have to say … I’d be open to at least tasting it,” he shared with Sweden’s TV4.

In addition, he suggested other menu options, such as insects and pets.

But before humanity considers cannibalism as its next cuisine trend, we must look at history and the potential health risks.

Reportedly, a Papa New Guinea tribe practiced eating their deceased in order to avoid letting them be consumed by worms.

The cultural custom led to a disease epidemic called Kuru, also referred to as laughing death.

According to the United States National Library of Medicine, the disease is caused by an infectious protein located inside contaminated brain tissue.

The people of New Guinea stopped practicing cannibalism by the end of 1960.

If you would like to know more about the hazards of eating human meat, see the video below.

What are your thoughts on Mr. Söderlund’s controversial suggestion? Let us know in the comment section.

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Compulsory ‘self-touching’ lessons for children as young as six spark outrage https://iheartintelligence.com/compulsory-self-touching-lessons-for-children/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 08:19:05 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=53727 The post Compulsory ‘self-touching’ lessons for children as young as six spark outrage appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Compulsory 'self-touching' lessons for children as young as six spark outrage

Kids as young six are being taught about pleasing themselves by ‘stimulating’ their own genitals as part of school programs that will become compulsory in hundreds of primary schools in the United Kingdom.  Many parents believe the lessons which are part of the controversial new sex and relationships program called ‘All About me’ – are […]

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Kids as young six are being taught about pleasing themselves by ‘stimulating’ their own genitals as part of school programs that will become compulsory in hundreds of primary schools in the United Kingdom. 

Many parents believe the lessons which are part of the controversial new sex and relationships program called ‘All About me’ – are ‘sexualizing’ their small children.

One family told how they were so appalled that they pulled their sons from school lessons where the program is already being taught.

All About Me is being introduced across 241 primary schools by Warwickshire County Council and is set to be adopted by other local authorities in 2020 as part of the Government’s overhaul of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).

Traditional family campaigners and a number of religious groups warned that vague rules set by the Department for Education meant schools across the country could soon be providing sexual materials to young children that most parents would consider highly inappropriate.

Even political figures who had previously supported the RSE laws expressed their concern. Tory MP David Davies had this to say:

“I and many other parents would be furious at completely inappropriate sexual matters being taught to children as young as six. These classes go way beyond the guidance the Government is producing and are effectively sexualizing very young children.”

Under a section named ‘Touching Myself, tutors are advised to teach children that ‘lots of people like to tickle or stroke themselves as it might feel nice,’ that this may include touching their ‘private parts‘, and that while some people may see this behavior as ‘dirty; it is actually ‘very normal’.

What are your thoughts on this controversial program? Let us know in the comment section and don’t hesitate to share this article with someone who might it find of interest.

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‘She tried to kill us!’ A mother who adopted a 6-year-old girl with dwarfism is charged with abandonment even though ‘the child’ was allegedly found to be a 22-year-old sociopath https://iheartintelligence.com/mother-adopted-6-year-old-girl-with-dwarfism/ Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:28:47 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=53992 The post ‘She tried to kill us!’ A mother who adopted a 6-year-old girl with dwarfism is charged with abandonment even though ‘the child’ was allegedly found to be a 22-year-old sociopath appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

'She tried to kill us!' A mother who adopted a 6-year-old girl with dwarfism is charged with abandonment even though 'the child' was found to be a 22-year-old sociopath

Kristine Barnett, 45, and her now ex-husband Michael Barnett, 43, have been charged with abandoning their 9-year-old adopted daughter in Indiana, USA and moving to Canada. It is reported that the couple had later allegedly found out that their adopted ‘child’ was in actuality an adult woman with dwarfism who was merely pretending to be […]

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'She tried to kill us!' A mother who adopted a 6-year-old girl with dwarfism is charged with abandonment even though 'the child' was found to be a 22-year-old sociopath

Kristine Barnett, 45, and her now ex-husband Michael Barnett, 43, have been charged with abandoning their 9-year-old adopted daughter in Indiana, USA and moving to Canada.

It is reported that the couple had later allegedly found out that their adopted ‘child’ was in actuality an adult woman with dwarfism who was merely pretending to be a child.

The married couple had adopted Natalia Grace, who was said to be born in Ukraine, in 2010. At that time they were told she was six years old, as was indicated in her birth certificate as well.

In accordance with police reports, the girl who suffered from a quite rare form of dwarfism was only 3 feet tall and experienced difficulties when walking.

Kristine Barnett, in an interview with the Daily Mail, said that she and her family were victims of fraud, as the little girl was, in reality, a 22-year-old adult woman who would make death threats to the family. She shared the fact that Natalia threatened to stab them in their sleep and put bleach in her coffee.

Kristine says:

“She would make statements and draw pictures saying she wanted to kill family members, roll them up in a blanket and put them in the backyard. She was standing over people in the middle of the night. You couldn’t go to sleep.

We had to hide all the sharp objects. I saw her putting chemicals, bleach, Windex something like that, in my coffee and I asked her, what are you doing? She said, ‘I am trying to poison you.'”

The mother continued to say the following:

“The media is painting me to be a child abuser but there is no child here, Natalia was a woman. She had periods. She had adult teeth. She never grew a single inch, which would happen even with a child with dwarfism.”

The doctors all confirmed she was suffering a severe psychological illness only diagnosed in adults. She was jumping out of moving cars. She was smearing blood on mirrors. She was doing things you could never imagine a little child doing.”

As per the words of Kristine, the couple began paying attention to a lot of circumstances that were in no way adding up to the story of their then thought to be a six-year-old daughter. While recollecting an unusual experience, Kristine adds:

“I was giving her a bath and I noticed that she had full pubic hair. I was so shocked. I had just been told she was a six-year-old and it was very apparent she wasn’t.”

Moreover, in accordance with Kristine’s stance on the matter, Natalia had the tendency of using vocabulary that was too advanced for someone of her presumed age.

After Natalia was reportedly confirmed to a state-run psychiatric unit due to her allegedly being a risk to other, reports claim she confessed to a nurse of being 18- far older that she potentially was.

Even so, Mrs. Barnett states that before the couple left for Canada they made a plan for Natalia, the child they claim they loved as their own, in order to give her the opportunity to enroll in college, get a high school diploma and study cosmetology. They were in touch on a daily basis, as per the words of Kristine Benett.

She said:

“I said I’ve been taking care of you here as an adult, I will do one more year of financial aid, the exact same thing I am doing for all of my children.”

The family even allegedly helped her out financially, as they paid the rent for the accommodation they left for Natalia.

“I co-signed the lease and paid for the rent upfront for a year. I did everything you would do when you send your child off to college, I helped her with groceries and bought furniture at Target for her.”

‘I was optimistic, she had a concrete plan for her life. She had food stamps. She had social security income for the rest of her things. She had demonstrated she was able to live.’

Yet the adoptive parents state that by 2013 Natalia disappeared and has not returned any of their phone calls ever since.

However, information which does not sufficiently back up Mrs. Barnett’s claims has surfaced. The girl allegedly told sheriff’s deputies in 2014 that she was abandoned. Nonetheless, no further action was taken until Sept. 11, 2019.

Affidavits reportedly say that Michael Barnett was interviewed on Sept. 5, 2019, and admitted to believing the girl was a minor in 2013 when the couple left for Canada.

Right before leaving, however, it is said by the prosecutors that the Barnetts had the girl’s legal age changed from 8-years-old to 22 on June 2012, which would now make her 30-years-old. However, there is no sufficient information on how the name was changed. Court documents reportedly also say that Kristine Barnett has told the girl to tell others she just ‘looks young’.

Furthermore, court documents also show the girl was evicted from the property in May 2014, having neighbors reportedly taking care of her.

Prosecutors now say that even if Natalia was not a child, leaving a mentally or physically disabled adult person behind is unlawful in the state of Indiana.

The married couple has three other children, one of them being Jake Barnett- a child prodigy in the field of physics, diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Nonetheless, he had published his first paper at the age of 12 and enrolled in a prestigious physics institute when he turned 15.

The Barnetts will appear in court later this month due to the charge of abandonment.

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Move over Barbie, there are new gender-neutral dolls in town! https://iheartintelligence.com/barbie-gender-neutral-dolls/ Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:49:26 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=53902 The post Move over Barbie, there are new gender-neutral dolls in town! appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Move over Barbie, there are new gender-neutral dolls in town!

Mattel, the 74-year-old company who happens to be the manufacturer of both Barbie and Hot Wheels, has come out with a brand new product idea. It has been announced that Mattel will release their newest project ‘Creatable World’ which presents the first series of ‘gender-neutral’ dolls. Without a doubt, the aforementioned dolls differ quite a […]

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Move over Barbie, there are new gender-neutral dolls in town!

Mattel, the 74-year-old company who happens to be the manufacturer of both Barbie and Hot Wheels, has come out with a brand new product idea.

It has been announced that Mattel will release their newest project ‘Creatable World’ which presents the first series of ‘gender-neutral’ dolls.

Without a doubt, the aforementioned dolls differ quite a bit from Matell’s previous, ‘gendered’ Barbie dolls in a noteworthy way. The new gender-neutral dolls, as argued by the manufacturer, present a ‘white canvas’ for young children of any ‘gender identification’, presuming they have such, to play around with.

Photo courtesy: Mattel
Photo courtesy: Mattel

Mattel has released the following statement in regard to their new doll series:

“Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels.Through research, we heard that kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms. This line allows all kids to express themselves freely.”

Photo courtesy: Mattel

The company continued on to say:

“We’re hopeful Creatable World will encourage people to think more broadly about how all kids can benefit from doll play.”

Hence, it is safe to argue that toy companies are making a great effort in keeping up with the ‘progress’ in the three key areas of ‘representation, inclusion, and diversity’ that the new generation called ‘Generation Z’ is largely responsible for.

In all fairness, studies with regard to gender identification are not easily accessible. However, a recent one from the University of California, Los Angeles, has established that 27% of teenagers in the California region considered, or identified, themselves as gender-nonconforming at differing degrees.

Moreover, just during the span of this month, a large number of toys and board games with a similar ‘gender-neutral and ‘battling the concept of gender roles’ message to them have come out. For instance, Hasbro released a new version of Monopoly, called ‘Ms. Monopoly’ in which female players earn more than male ones. Moreover, Mattel also came out with culturally diverse Barbie dolls which, in result, brought accusations of cultural appropriation their way.

Photo courtesy by JUCO for TIME

The response to the new line of dolls, as well as board games, hasn’t been all positive at all. Both Hasbro and Mattel have been socially held responsible for attempting to profit off ‘culture wars’. 

John “Hex” Carter, a board game designer and consultant, has said in an interview with the Guardian that:

“There’s already this vibe in the [board] gaming community that anything Monopoly does is a cash-grab. Because the market is already flooded with so many different versions of it. So the motivation behind a game like Ms Monopoly is transparent: to make money

Photo courtesy: Mattel
Photo courtesy: Mattel
Photo courtesy: Mattel
Photo courtesy: Mattel

However, as to be expected, Matell’s gender-neutral doll has been a huge hit with the LGBTQ+ community. Hence, the LGBTQ+ advocacy group Glaad took to Twitter to make the following statement:

Nonetheless, despite the ‘progressive’ touch to the Creatable World dolls, Mattel distanced themselves from the idea of having any political inclination.

Mattel’s president, Richard Dickson, told Time Magazine:

“We’re not in the business of politics and we respect the decision any parent makes around how they raise their kids. Our job is to stimulate imaginations. Our toys are ultimately canvases for cultural conversation, but it’s your conversation, not ours; your opinion, not ours.”

A video on the matter is available for you to watch below!

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Five-year-old child with autism ‘registered as sex offender’ for hugging one classmate and kissing another on the cheek https://iheartintelligence.com/five-year-old-child-with-autism-registered-sex-offender/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:35:34 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=53859 The post Five-year-old child with autism ‘registered as sex offender’ for hugging one classmate and kissing another on the cheek appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Five-year-old child with autism ‘registered as sex offender’ for hugging one classmate and kissing another on the cheek

A five-year-old autistic boy has been reported by his school for “sexual activities” and will have a record for life after hugging one of his classmates. The child named simply as Nathan, is a pupil the East Ridge Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His family say the school filed a report with the state after […]

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Five-year-old child with autism ‘registered as sex offender’ for hugging one classmate and kissing another on the cheek

A five-year-old autistic boy has been reported by his school for “sexual activities” and will have a record for life after hugging one of his classmates.

The child named simply as Nathan, is a pupil the East Ridge Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

His family say the school filed a report with the state after he hugged one of his classmates and gave a kiss to another on the cheek.

Nathan has allegedly been “labeled as a sex predator” and will have it stuck on his record for life.

Posted by Debi Deal Amick on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

His guardian, Summery Putnam, said she got a call from the child’s school at the beginning of September that made her “sick to her somach”.

“First of all, I didn’t understand… He’s a five-year-old, he’s a child,” she told local station ABC7.

“The teacher called me. She said, ‘You need to have a talk with Nathan about boundaries.'”

She said her boy was also accused of “sexual activities”.

Posted by Debi Deal Amick on Saturday, January 26, 2019

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“If you don’t understand how autism works, you’d think he’s acting out or being defiant, but that’s not the situation,” Putnam explained.

“I talked to him. I said, ‘You can’t hug children.’

“He said: ‘Why?’

“I said, ‘Because, Nathan, it’s not allowed.'”

“To bring something like this against a child, a special needs child, that really doesn’t understand what he’s done wrong.”

Nathan’s grandmother Debi Amick pleaded for help on Facebook, writing:

“What do you do when a 5 year child is being labelled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system?

“It was disclosed that it will go in his record for the rest of his life that he is a sex offender.

“This child is [autistic], he comprehends and functions very different than your typical 5 year.

“Who do you turn to for help when the school will not even listen to the child’s doctor when he explains the child’s difficulties in his comprehension of simple things such as boundaries.

“If anyone can offer advice or help please do.”

She added that the school said they have had to talk with Nathan on several previous occasions.

Tim Hensley from the Hamilton County Department of Education commented:

“School personnel are required to [raise] concerns regarding children to the Department of Child Services.

“It’s up to DCS to determine if those reports are acted on by DCS and what form those actions may take.”

Posted by Summery Nikki Putnam on Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ms. Putnam said that Nathan has now been moved to another class with a different teacher, and that he is being given ‘special educational services’.

What are your thoughts on this bizarre story? Share them with us in the comment section. 

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