“She was terrified, absolutely terrified because she had been raped previously while in the male facility, her transgender status had not been respected and she had grave concerns about her safety.”

An inmate who is transgender said she was raped multiple times at a state prison in southern Colorado.

The attorney now representing Lindsay Saunders-Velez’ attorney claims the latest attack happened hours after a judge denied a request to keep her in a safer area.

Paula Greisen with the King & Greisen law firm in Denver is representing Saunders-Velez. Greisen said Saunders-Velez was raped at the men’s prison in Canon City last month.

She said her client was transferred there in spring 2017 after violating probation she had been serving at a female youth correctional facility.

Saunders-Velez filed a lawsuit in July 2017, without any legal help, after other alleged assaults at the men’s prison.

That lawsuit said the state corrections system is “discriminatory and dangerous” for transgender inmates.

Greisen picked up the case in April 2018 after the Transgender Law Center in California asked her to take the case. Greisen said she quickly learned Saunders-Velez was being transferred to an area known as a “punishment pod” after being accused of trying to kiss another inmate.

“She was terrified, absolutely terrified because she had been raped previously while in the male facility, her transgender status had not been respected and she had grave concerns about her safety,” said Greisen.

“As soon as I found out what the situation was, I prepared and filed a restraining order with the federal court to try and protect her from harm,” she added.

A judge denied the request and Saunders-Velez was sent to the “punishment pod” where Greisen said her client was raped a second time and spent a week in the infirmary after the rape.

Greisen said prisons generally house transgender inmates based on the gender on their birth certificates.

“The fact is it’s well documented across this nation that transgender women are raped at an increasingly higher rate, and it’s simply not acceptable,” she said.

The Colorado Department of Corrections said it cannot comment on active litigation.

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Tick & Mosquito Infections Are Rapidly Spreading, CDC Says, & Here’s What You Need To Know!

Summer is actually, for real, truly and honestly, nearly here. I can smell it in the air. For those of us living in the northern part of the North American continent, it’s pretty exciting times after such a long and difficult winter. So the arrival of summer should be nothing but good news, right? Well… yes and no. Because the CDC says tick and mosquito infections are rapidly spreading, so parents are really going to want to stay ahead of the game when it comes to protecting their kids.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported a serious increase over the last 10 years in illnesses that can be traced back to mosquito and tick bites. Data collected by the CDC between 2004-2016 found that 640,000 illnesses from flea, tick, and mosquito infections were reported in the United States. Nine new germs have also been introduced or newly discovered since 2004 as well. The real issue appears to be the massive increase in reported cases of vector-borne diseases; vectors are mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread pathogens through their bites. The plague is a vector-borne disease, for instance, and has been around for many years, but there are some new vector-borne diseases, like Heartland virus disease and Bourbon virus disease, which have been discovered more recently. And these vector-borne diseases have more than tripled since 2004; from 27,388 then to 96,075 in 2016.

CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said in a statement on the agency’s website that a “growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea—have confronted the U.S. in recent years, making a lot of people sick. And we don’t know what will threaten Americans next.”

The goal of the CDC is to try to control the spread of mosquito and tick infections, but there are several issues making it difficult, including the introduction of mosquito-borne illnesses from around the world like the Zika infection, the steady increase of tick diseases, and the need for better public health programs at the state level to track these infections and properly deal with outbreaks if they occur. As CDC director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases Lyle Petersen noted:

The data show that we’re seeing a steady increase and spread of tickborne diseases, and an accelerating trend of mosquito-borne diseases introduced from other parts of the world. We need to support state and local health agencies responsible for detecting and responding to these diseases and controlling the mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread them.

With the warmer weather fast approaching, it seems more important than ever to be fully prepared and informed to stave off mosquito and tick bites. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your family from mosquito and tick based infections.

Now before you panic and think to yourself, That’s it, I’m staying inside until winter, it’s OK. There are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from mosquito, tick, and flea infections:

• Always use an EPA-registered insect repellent

• Don’t just use the insect repellent on your person; treat things like boots, socks, pants, and tents with permethrin, especially if you’re going to be in a heavily wooded area like a forest. You can also buy permethrin-treated clothing and camping gear.

• Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and pants

• Avoid areas where the mosquito population might be heavier, like near standing water in pools

• Treat your pets for flea and tick control

• If you find any ticks or fleas on your pets, get rid of them. It’s also a good idea to check daily.

• Keep air circulating in your house with fans (because mosquitoes are not strong fliers) and keep the outside of your home free of standing water where mosquitoes will breed.

Summer can still be fun and safe, of course, but it’s probably a pretty good idea to take some important steps to protect your family from mosquito, tick, or flea bites before heading outside to enjoy some sunshine.

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Bill Cosby’s wife Camille breaks silence after he’s guilty of sexual assault!

The Cosby Show star, 80, was found guilty on three charges of aggravated indecent assault


Vicki NewmanSenior Celebrity Reporter

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille breaks silence after he’s guilty of sexual assault (Image: Getty)

Bill Cosby ‘s wife has broken her silence with a lengthy statement following his conviction for sexual assault.

Camille Cosby criticised the media for “demonising” her husband throughout his trial and claimed her husband is innocent.

Cosby, 80, was found guilty of sexual assault in a retrial and could face up to 30 years in prison after the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the Cosby Show star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Camille released an official statement, saying: ““We the people” are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787? Dr. Howard Zinn, the renowned, honest historian, states in his best-selling book, A People’s History of the United States: “The majority of the 55 men who framed the Constitution were men of wealth in land, slaves, manufacturing or shipping.” Clearly, most people were not included in that original draft of the Constitution; no women, Native Americans, poor white men; and, absolutely, no enslaved Africans.

“What have the masses of people done who are treated as outcasts by “we the people”? They, through the purity of the unceasing human spirit, forced 27 amendments to the Constitution that have guaranteed fundamental rights to all people…finally doing what the framers should have done in 1787.

“Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby. The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury. Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?

“Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that…for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind. In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false. A more recent example

is the case of Darryl Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in 1994 that he did not commit the crime. Nonetheless he was held in prison until 2004, serving almost twenty years behind bars, until the true rapist confessed to the crimes. These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion.

“In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of “The Cosby Show”; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. Although the Smithsonian’s hierarchy did not capitulate, a disclaimer was posted on the exterior of that Museum. And all of that occurred before the trial even started.

“The worst injustices, however, have been carried out in the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Courthouse. Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s office, were filed against my husband…all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness. I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions. Moreover, Bill Cosby’s defense team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money … which is exactly what she did.

“I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone.

“How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be….a democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness.

“Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law. This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.

“I wish to thank the witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the judge preventing them from testifying. Someday the truth will prevail, it always does.”

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Obama’s “Gay Lover” Breaks His Silence!

A gay man’s feelings have been hurt.

Larry Sinclair says he had a drug-induced sexual affair with a married Barack Obama, and no one seems to care, while Stormy Daniels has become a household name for allegedly having sex with Donald Trump.

Sinclair revealed that he and Obama hooked up for a steamy two-day love affair back in 1999, when Obama was a member of the Illinois State Senate.

He doesn’t understand why the media is all but ignoring his affair with Obama, while at the same time focusing so much attention on Daniels, the porn star who claims she got down and dirty with Trump in 2006, not long after he had married Melania.

“Stormy Daniels is being pimped and pimping the media now and it’s lining her pockets,” Sinclair told The Washington Examiner. “I believe she had sex with him. Do I believe she’s trying to twist and add to it to benefit her interests? You’re damn right I do.”

So, why all the attention on Daniels, while all but ignoring Obama’s alleged GAY affair and drug use?

Sinclair was wondering the same:

“I find this whole double standard sickening, and no I am not a bigger supporter of Trump, but I am a supporter of fair and unbiased media coverage.”

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Drug Smuggler, A Vet, Was Using Puppies In A Strange and Awful Way! – Dog World

Out of all the things you could imagine that people have dogs for this story is one that will even surprise you, it certainly surprised us. But then using not dogs but puppies to achieve your cruel profit, unbelievable!

The Spanish Police discovered that the crime boss, a Venezuelan veterinarian who’s wanted by the United States, was found on their soil, hiding, they arrested him of course, he is suspected of trafficking heroin using puppies!

The veterinarian who is 38-year-old, and called Andres Lopez Elzora, was happily arrested on Saturday in Santa Comba, at that time he had been hiding because the court finally approved his extradition!

The police report that the guy had allegedly implanted about 6.5 pounds of liquid heroin, packaged, inside little puppies, they raided the vet clinic and found out what they were up to back in 2005.

Andres Lopez Elzora is also allegedly part of a trafficking gang using dogs as drug mules too, they are sent to the United States from Columbia with liquid heroin inside them.

They used Labrador retrievers and stitched pockets of heroin, packaged up then inserted into them and sent then on commercial flights to New York, they cit the packets out and the dogs died in the process!

He was arrested back in 2013 in Spain, but then later released while a decision was made as to whether he would be extradited back to server trial for his crimes…

He had lived in Spain for 8 years, he is married and has two children, on the surface he seemed like a decent guy to people who didn’t know anything more about him, in Spain he had no prior records of drug trafficking.

Finally, he was arraigned in Brooklyn Tuesday last, now he awaits trial, he faces charges of conspiring to import and distribute heroin into the United States, if convicted he will face up to 10 years in prison and as much as a life sentence in all.

United States Attorney, Richard Donoghue, said:

As alleged in the indictment, [Lopez] is not only a drug trafficker, he also betrayed a veterinarian’s pledge to prevent animal suffering when he used his surgical skills in a cruel scheme to smuggle heroin in the abdomens of puppies …Dogs are man’s best friend and, as the defendant is about to learn, we are drug dealers’ worst enemy.”

The investigation started about 12 years ago said DEA Special Agent in Charge James Hunt, when a farm in Colombia was raided in 2005 which happened to also bring about the rescue of 10 little puppies, a lovely addition to the find there at the farm!

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NY suspends former VA doc accused of sexually abusing patients in Watertown!


Dr. Jerome F. Cuyler, 74, of Sackets Harbor.(Provided photo)

By James T. Mulder

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A doctor accused of sexually abusing patients at a VA clinic in Watertown has been temporarily barred from practicing medicine in New York.

The state Board for Professional Medical Conduct ordered Dr. Jerome F. Cuyler, 74, of Sackets Harbor, to stop practicing until it completes an investigation of misconduct allegations against him.

Cuyler sexually abused seven adult male patients during “prolonged and inappropriate” prostate and genital examinations, according to court records.

He was charged April 5 with fourth-degree aggravated sexual abuse, a felony; six counts of forcible touching, a misdemeanor; and five counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor.

Officials of the Syracuse VA Medical Center, which oversees the clinic, have said they immediately suspended Cuyler from clinical duties after learning of the allegations and subsequently fired him in 2016.

But Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has questioned the VA’s handing of the case. In a letter to the VA Gillibrand asked why Cuyler was allowed to continue working at the clinic for six weeks after he was accused of sexual abuse.

She gave the VA a deadline of April 27 to respond in writing to her questions about the case. The VA is still working on its response, according to Gillibrand’s office.

Gillibrand has said the VA Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office asked the Syracuse VA to hold off on reporting Cuyler to the New York state medical licensing officials after he was fired.

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