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Florida: 9 year-old -girl dies after her overweight cousin sits on her as punishment

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A 9 year old Florida girl, Dericka Lindsay, died Saturday after her 325-pound cousin sat on her as punishment for misbehaving, police said.

Veronica Green Posey, 64, called paramedics on Saturday afternoon when her cousin, Lindsay was found unresponsive. Posey allegedly told police that she sat on her cousin to discipline for “being out of control.”

Posey allegedly struck her 9 year old cousin with a ruler and metal pipe for ‘misbehaving’. As if that wasn’t enough punishment, she sat on the little girl for about 10 minutes before the child began to complain that she couldn’t breathe, the police report reportedly said.

When paramedics arrived, Lindsay was unresponsive. She was rushed to Baptist Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Posey was charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child.

Lindsay’s parents were also charged with child neglect for allegedly failing to report the abuse.

All three adults were taken into custody at Escambia County Jail.

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Ghana: video of police assault on nursing mother goes viral

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Ghana’s social media space – Facebook and Twitter – has been buzzing with a call for the arrest of a police officer for assaulting a nursing mother.

A viral video shows the said officer in what starts like a tussle with the woman in a banking hall. Subsequently, he is seen hitting the woman with an umbrella, punching and slapping her on the face.

Reports indicated that the woman, a client of the savings and loans company, where the incident occured had arrived when the company had closed.

She ostensibly got in despite the close of business and refused to leave till she could withdraw a sum of 250 cedis ($50). Social media users are calling for the immediate arrest of the police officer. 

Local media portals also report that the police heirachy has confirmed that a probe had been opened into the alleged incident and that due process was going to be pursued.

The video continues to be widely shared on Facebook with some prominent media personalities joining the calls for justice for the woman.

 

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Trump extends Somali immigrants’ stay in US

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Somalis living in the United States under protected status have been given permission by the Trump administration to remain in the country for at least another 18 months, because of ongoing violence in the North African nation.

At least 500 Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through March 17, 2020, according to a Thursday statement from the Department of Homeland Security. The status grants beneficiaries the ability to legally work while they are in the United States.

 

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