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(Topeka, KA) – Carmen Johnson had a rather normal upbringing. She was born on September 4th, 1974, and adopted by Grace, and Gary Johnson in Topeka, Kansas shortly thereafter. The liberal couple soon learned that their son was indeed their daughter after she reached an age where she was able to express her preferred gender identity.
“We simply went with it. Although the name we had chosen for her as a baby was Carl, she quickly expressed interest in the name Carmen, and it just stuck. She’s been our Carmen ever since.” Carmen had a lot of support coming to terms with being transgender throughout her teenage years. “My family has been unbelievably supportive. I am very grateful to have been adopted by such an amazing, loving family. I know many trans-people are not so fortunate. I count my blessings every day.”
Source: Mr. Scott King
(India) – Bill Cosby’s alleged dark past has come back to haunt him in the form of multiple sex abuse allegations from a slew of different women. This has lead to several talk show cancellations, and a Netflix comedy special being pushed back indefinitely. Indeed, it appears the 77 year old’s twilight comeback has been utterly squashed.
However, there’s a silver lining in the brewing storm clouds that threatening to smother Cosby’s otherwise spotless legacy. A surge in popularity has emerged in what must be the most unlikeliest of places: India.
India’s culture doesn’t frown upon the accusations that Cosby is facing in the same way Westerners do. Shockingly, and to the contrary, many of the country’s inhabitants claim to respect Cosby’s heartfelt comedy stylings, and degrading treatment of women.
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(Gatesville,TX) – Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who murdered beloved Tejano star, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, could be released from prison as early as January 1st, 2015.
The former nurse who later became president of Selena’s budding fan club shot and killed the singer during a argument in a hotel room on March 31st 1995. The murder took place after Saldivar had been confronted over her role in embezzling large sums of money from Selena’s fan club and boutiques.
Saldivar was arrested following an intense standoff with police that lasted several hours. She was convicted of Selena’s murder shortly after being detained and has remained incarcerated ever since. Her sentence has been served primarily in isolation due to death threats from Selena’s loyal fans, spending 23 hours a day for the last 20 years in a 9 by 6 foot cell at the Gatesville prison Mountain View unit. She is permitted to have visitors once a week for two hours at a time.
Darren Wilson, the officer who was acquitted in the murder of Mike Brown, has resigned from his position at the Ferguson Police Department. Since Wilson’s departure from law enforcement, the 28-year-old high school graduate has relocated to an undisclosed tropical island on the coast of Honduras. Here, the former officer of the law plans to enjoy an early retirement in the lap of luxury.
Image Of The Rioting That Resulted From Louis Head’s Demands To “Burn This B**** Down!” Source: Loavesofbread – CC BY-SA 4.0
(St. Louis, MO) – Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, has been formally charged with inciting a riot after encouraging a horde of angry protesters to “Burn this b**** down!”. His actions took place directly following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
Brown was stopped by Wilson after he had manhandled a convenience store clerk during a robbery. When Brown refused to be apprehended, a scuffle ensued; Brown attempted to grab officer Wilson’s gun, resulting in Wilson using deadly force to protect himself from Brown’s attack.