Special Forces, known as Spetsnaz, in Russia busted a webcam studio operated by a gang. The incident was caught on live broadcast where men were seen barging into rooms and arresting some of the performers, including one model known as Kira Knowles. This propaganda style video, ironically featuring some funky 70's adult film style music, shows the special forces fully prepared for the tactical mission as they sneak over a back fence and into what looks like a residential house being used as a studio. This video also shows the agents counting and reporting what is said to be about $176,000 USD in cash and seized equipment.
It is reported that the operation was highly organized by known gang members and also included about 28 women entertainers who were also arrested along with 8 gang members, six from Krasnoyarsk and two from Moscow.
Criminal cases were initiated under the articles "Organization of a criminal community (criminal organization) or participation in it" and "Illegal production and circulation of pornographic materials or objects". The leaders of the Krasnoyarsk and Moscow groups were imprisoned for 2 months by the court.
Zachary Simmons, the San Joaquin County corrections officer accused of raping and sexually assaulting multiple female inmates, was in court Monday. KCRA 3 spoke with one of the survivors who testified against him. She claims the sexual assaults against her were in retaliation for speaking up about his treatment of other inmates. She said the attacks would happen always at night, always in the shower and always with another corrections officer standing guard. Sheriff Patrick Withrow responded to KCRA via zoom call and said, "We will not stand for anyone having any type of misconduct at our department." Well, Sheriff, if officers are raping inmates while other guards stand by, what do you call that? Surely, others in the department are aware of whats going on, so it kind of seems like Withrow is just out of the loop.
According to the World Health Organization, 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). Over in Egypt, the figures are alarmingly high: some 87 percent of married women between the ages of 15 and 49 have suffered FGM. The practice can of course lead to long-term physical and psychological consequences. We hear the harrowing account of one survivor in Cairo and speak to Dr. Reham Awwad, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose centre is helping victims.The fight against female genital mutilation in Egypt
Former ICE Acting Director Tom Homan warns of President Biden's immigration actions. He highlights the dangers of the Biden administration cancelling the national sex offender operation called 'Operation Talon' that targeted sex offenders living illegally in the United States. A total of eighteen state attorney generals urged Biden to reverse his decision.
"The last four years of misguided policies have exacerbated the already broken immigration system and highlighted the critical need for reform," Biden said in a statement Thursday, adding that he wants to "modernize" the U.S.’s immigration system.
Biden's latest immigration bill is expected to receive push back, particularly in the Senate, where Democrats currently do not have the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster. Unfortunately, it looks like we are at a stalemate at every turn as the Biden administration has taken steps to alter U.S. policies on immigration by attempting to put a 100-day moratorium on deportations.
Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Anthony wrote the 19th amendment to the US Constitution in 1878, but it wasn't ratified until 1920 after major social unrest and persecution of activists, and according to the US government as a war measure in order to make the world safe for democracy.
Notably, the national movement and passage of women's suffrage came after intense state by state advocacy and legislative acts and more involvement in society and work by women. When Wyoming was still a territory, legislators passed the Wyoming Suffrage Act of 1869. Alternatively, South Carolina originally rejected the 19th Amendment on January 28, 1920. The state belatedly ratified the amendment on July 1, 1969. Minority women still struggled to practically vote until much later and even still today face challenges to equal access to voting, demonstrating that even ratification of legislation is still a part of the beginning process to change.
Collection of Anti Suffrage Political Propaganda Cartoons
Trump Pardons Susan B Anthony From Conviction of Illegally Voting
In a controversial move, Donald Trump pardoned Susan B Anthony from a guilty conviction for voting. During her court trial, Anthony argued that any state law restricting women from voting is null and void due to the fact that women were citizens and their right to vote is protected in their Person. The White House released a statement regarding the pardon of Susan B Anthony.
Vintage Women's Suffrage Photographs