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Black World from the Call & Post 8-28-13

Kush Azrael | 8/28/2013, 7:29 p.m.
Anala Beevers

United States

NEW YORK - Police are currently on the lookout for a man who allegedly pulled a knife on a woman and her children when she asked him to stop masturbating on the bus. Last Wednesday at 5:45 p.m., the mother reportedly saw the man pleasuring himself on the bus. When she asked him to stop masturbating and attempted to alert the driver, he allegedly pulled a knife out on her and her children before darting off the bus.

MISSISSIPPI- A teenager has been accused of killing his father with the help of three accomplices including a police officer. Kenneth Thompson, 53, was allegedly murdered by his 14-year-old son, Blake Thompson, along with Greg Fortenberry, 26, and Lejerrious Perkins, 17, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Each has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, arson and conspiracy to commit arson. All three suspects allegedly stabbed Thompson to death. Thompson is believed to have been lured by a phone call to get his son who had run away two days ago. After the alleged murder, the suspects secured the help of Brookhaven police officer Jasper Pittman to help burn the truck and bury the body.

NEW ORLEANS – Anala Beevers learned the alphabet at about 4 months old, and learned her numbers in Spanish by the time she was 18 months old. Now, at 4 years old, she is MENSA’s newest member. MENSA, the international organization for the super smart, took notice and extended the young genius an invitation to join the exclusive club. The organization usually invites adults to the club, but Anala is truly an exception. She has an I.Q. of 145. Most of MENSA’s members are in the top two percent; Anala is in the top one percent.

Africa

LIBERIA – Liberia’s police often act like “predators” who rob people of money and goods rather than protecting them, said Human Rights Watch. Street vendors and taxi drivers are the main victims of police criminality, its report “No Money, No Justice” said. Liberia is still recovering from a brutal civil war that ended in 2003. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel peace laureate and star of the film “Iron Ladies of Liberia,” declared corruption “public enemy number one” when she took office in 2006. The government has not yet commented on the report by the US-based rights group.

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s police have arrested six men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring. The suspects, who include teachers and a legal officer, are believed to have links with the US, Canada, the UK and other European countries, reports said. Images showed children “suffering extreme forms of violence.”

The arrests were carried out following raids on 15 properties, police said. Investigators had confiscated 672 DVDs, 22 memory sticks, eight laptops, 39 external hard drives and 25 books.

Europe

UNITED KINGDOM – An advisor to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron admits Britain is filled with racism. Shaun Bailey said that Britain’s fear to acknowledge it’s racist past is partially why the country’s Conservative (Tories ) Party has had a hard time attracting Black voters. He said the Party is also struggling with Blacks because it refuses to take racism head-on. Bailey serves as Cameron’s lone Black advisor. At one point, he was in Cameron’s inner circle, but alleged he was pushed into a part-time role because he was “different” and asked challenging questions about the government’s motives. Though he acknowledges the Party’s shying away from race, Bailey said the U.K. is “not as racist as America.”