Human Rights

Hays police were invited to an autism training seminar two days before shooting Joey Weber.

Team Josiah 2K22 Foundation invited Hays Police Department and other first responders to a First Response Autism Training Seminar. Just 2-days prior to shooting 36-year-old special needs man Joey Weber, Hays police were invited to a seminar on autism. Team Josiah 2K22 Foundation was started to help educate communities, first responders, and parents on how to handle those with special needs. ...

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DEA claims kratom to be an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

The DEA wants to temporarily place kratom in the Schedule I drug category. The DEA has claimed kratom to be a “imminent hazard to public safety.” 660 calls were made to the poison control center over 5-years in regards to kratom exposure. According to the CDC there were over 28,000 overdoses from prescription opioids in 2014. The DEA is attempting ...

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Hays refuses to release audio from the police shooting of Joey Weber.

Law

Request for audio recordings from the shooting of special needs man Joey Weber. The City of Hays denied KWCH requests for audio recordings due to the shooting being an “active investigation.” 36-year-old Joseph ‘Joey’ Weber was shot and killed following a 1 mile chase. Ellis County has still not even released Weber’s name. It has been 11 days since a ...

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Did anybody notice Chicago suffered its most violent month in 20-years?

August was the most violent month Chicago has experienced since October 1996. This weekend alone Chicago had 67 shootings and 11 homicides. Despite an almost 10 million population difference, Chicago has more homicides in 2016 than New York City and Los Angeles combined. Austin, Englewood, and Garfield Park are the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago. While the nation argues over ...

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Trooper Jermaine Saunders shot a deaf man after “an encounter.”

A North Carolina Trooper shot and killed a deaf man after a short lived chase to the man’s house. Police have named Trooper Jermaine Saunders as the officer responsible for shooting Daniel Kevin Harris. Neighbors said that Saunders shot Harris almost immediately after he exited his vehicle. It is believed that Harris was trying to communicate with Saunders through sign ...

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14-year-old Alabama rape victim’s mother granted “temporary custody.”

Judge Corey Moore places 14-year-old rape victim in mother’s temporary custody. Both the 14-year-old and her baby were placed in the temporary custody of the biological mother. The 14-year-old twin brother still remains in the state’s custody. Questions remain of why the children were not returned to the grandparents. In a bizarre turn of events, the 14-year-old Alabama rape victim’s ...

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Bullying: The tragic epidemic

Bullying is still an ongoing problem in America that still leads to suicide. Recently a New York teen tragically committed suicide. The issue brings to light the effects of bullying. We must educate our youth in how to handle situations like this. In recent years there has been a severe pandemic of suicides among teenagers. The tragic epidemic, resulting from ...

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