Daycare. :McMartin Preschool(Manhattan Beach, CA; 1986) Background: In August 1983, Ray Buckey, a teacher at the preschool founded by his grandmother, Virginia McMartin, was accused of sexually abusing a 2-year-old boy.
Buckey was released due to lack of evidence, and police wrote letters to notify 200 parents of children who attended the school of the allegation. Upon questioning from their parents and therapists, the children accused not only Ray, but his sister Peggy Ann, and other teachers of sexual abuse. McMartin. 1.
I'm Sorry. Twenty-one years ago, a child then known as Kyle Sapp told police that he had been the victim of sexual abuse at the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach.
Sapp, who attended the preschool from 1979 to 1980, was 8 when he first talked to authorities in 1984. He and hundreds of other South Bay children made allegations against the family who ran McMartin and against the employees who worked there. School administrator Peggy McMartin Buckey, her son Ray, daughter Peggy Ann, mother Virginia McMartin and three female teachers were accused of fondling and raping youngsters over a period of years, and of threatening them with death if they told. The scandal eventually resulted in criminal trials against Ray and his mother. Benghazi. (CBS News) The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep.
Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the investigation into the death of four Americans in Libya is becoming a "witch-hunt. " On "Face The Nation" he said Republican statements about the attack are "basically based on a campaign schedule, trying to give Romney some talking points. I don't think that our men who were killed deserve this. Journalism. Earthquake. Earthquake. Mumbai, Oct 25 — The recent conviction of six Italian scientists and a government official for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake is ridiculous, says a group of young Mumbai scientists who have written to the Italian embassy in New Delhi.
The Indian Astrobiological Research Centre (IARC) also plans to write to Italian President Giorgio Napoletano, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and United Progressive Alliance chief Sonia Gandhi, seeking their intervention in the matter. Armstrong. A day after Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life, the war of words between the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) escalated.
Though Armstrong's exposure as a drug cheat was effectively sealed when the UCI on Monday ratified USADA's sanctions against the American, the two bodies have been quick to hurl accusations and critiques at one another. UCI president Pat McQuaid conceded cycling was in crisis at a news conference on Monday, but he has since called into question USADA's evidence and methods while raising grounds for a possible appeal by Armstrong. Armstrong. It's a pretty neat trick to admit guilt by denying guilt, but once-legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong pulled it off Thursday.
By deciding not to contest charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he used performance-enhancing drugs, Armstrong loses everything he's been fighting to keep since the accusations first arose in 1999: His seven Tour de France victories and a 2000 Olympics bronze medal will be stripped, and he will be banned from major competition for life. So what does he have to gain by giving up? Maybe he can keep a few shattered threads of his reputation, which might be enough to help preserve the Livestrong anti-cancer foundation that has grown into a charity giant thanks to Armstrong's fame and the inspiration many have derived from his life story. Iraq. Custom Newspapers. Muslim. Mr King, a Republican representative from Long Island, New York, who has also been flayed in the press for past ties with the IRA when it was pursuing a campaign of violence against Britain, dismissed critics who claimed the hearings were dangerous and racist by saying said the expressions of opposition had verged on "paroxysms of rage and hysteria".
Among the first witnesses called to testify was Keith Ellison, a Muslim Congressman from Minnesota, who castigated Mr King. He broke down recalling a Muslim-American student who perished in the collapse of the Twin Towers nearly 10 years ago. The young man, he said through gasping sobs, had "given everything for his fellow Americans". Muslim. Broadly targeting the Muslim community is antithetical to America's founding ideals.
Immigration. Immigration. Mexican Americans caught in 50s 'witch hunt' In the Red Scare that followed World War II, Mexican American activists working for civil rights were harassed, intimidated, vilified and indicted as subversives.
This “maelstrom of Cold War anti-communism” undermined a labor-based civil rights coalition that might have transformed American society, said Zaragosa Vargas, a Visiting Research Fellow and professor of history at the University of California-Santa Barbara. “The paranoia over illegal Mexicans mirrored the witch hunts that were being conducted at the same time for suspected Communists. In such a repressive climate, fear of harassment and deportation had a significant deterrent effect on Mexican American activism.” Mexican Americans whose local families went back generations were lumped with illegals by mainstream white society, and were forced into competition with contract laborers and “wetbacks.” The Red Scare crackdown on dissenters led to deportation frenzy.