Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Inspiring Quotes of Maya Angelou: To Reflect Upon When Facing a Daunting Endeavour, Like Reform

v      “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain”. 
v      “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible”

v      “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” 
v      “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it”
v      “One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest”. 
v      “When you know better you do better” 
v      “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated” 
v      “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again”


13 year old Suffolk Virginia Boy Charged with Felonies for Alleged "Sextortion", By Scott Daugherty

Suffolk boy, 13, charged in alleged "sextortion" By Scott Daugherty   May 28, 2014

Suffolk, Virginia- Police are investigating allegations that a 13-year-old boy blackmailed as many as six girls into performing sex acts. 

At least one of the girls - a student at John F. Kennedy Middle School - told police last month that she sent nude photos of herself to the boy and that he turned around and threatened to forward the images to his friends if she didn't do what he wanted, according to court documents. She said he coerced her into performing oral sex on April 10 on a school bus. 

When detectives looked into her story, they learned about five other possible victims, documents said. 

The boy - who no longer attends John F. Kennedy Middle School - has been charged in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court with one count each of felony aggravated sexual battery and production of child pornography, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney James Wiser said.

Diana Klink, a city spokeswoman, declined to comment on the case, noting that the investigation is ongoing. 

Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokeswoman for the school system, said the boy was suspended and recommended for expulsion.