People have been using Facebook to hookup for years now. But a Sarasota teen took this practice to a whole other level this year when she decided to use the social network to launch her very own prostitution ring. 17-year-old Alexa Nicole De Armas was arrested Friday after it was discovered that she'd been using Facebook to pimp teens from two Sarasota high schools out to local men in exchange for money and booze.
The polarizing Ferguson decision is bound to cause plenty of discussion and controversy. A grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the wrongful murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The injustice surrounding this case fills me with anger and disappointment. Often times you hope that a case like this one that has sparked plenty of media attention would get peaceful resolution, unlike many other real life cases that rarely hit the news. Once the "not guilty" verdict was read, riots and protests sprouted across the U.S. in the hopes of inflicting change. Millions have taken to social media to also voice their opinions. Celebs like Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez have also spoken out.
As a mother, crimes likes this leave me speechless. A 7-day-old baby was dumped in a sewer by his mother and survived the fall and confinement for five days. While cycling with his daughter on the 100 degrees Fahrenheit weather in New South Wales, Australia, David Otte heard what it sounded like a cat inside the sewer. When the good samaritan came closer he heard the distinct sound of a newborn baby crying. David alerted the authorities and they rescued the upset newborn from the nine-foot deep drain pipe.
Connor Minto of England was standing on the sidelines after having been substituted in a children's soccer game. He was just checkin' out the games surrounding him, when all of a sudden the 11-year-old boy felt as if he had been hit hard by a pebble on the side of his head. A friend of his told him that he had not been hit by a pebble. Turns out that the 11-year-old boy had been shot in the head with a pellet gun and the pellet was lodged in his forehead right above his left eye. The terrified little boy ran to his parents, who I'm sure must have been horrified by what they saw as you will be too.
The debate about organ donation is a tough one and this story reflects just that. Two-year-old Thaiya Spruill-Smith has been on life support since being shaken into a coma by her abusive stepfather in Brooklyn, New York last week. Now her parents are fighting over what will happen to the toddler's remains after she is disconnected from life support. Her mother Teoka Spruill hopes to donate the little girl's organs while her father Terrell Smith refuses. The case has gone to Family Court and the judge's decision may surprise you.
A 37-year-old aunt in China named Xue Paan was watching her three-year-old nephew Qiang Qiang while his mom was visiting nearby neighbors. As Paan was sitting on the toilet texting her boyfriend, the toddler acted like a toddler and busted into the bathroom asking if he could play video games on his aunt's phone. Allegedly the aunt was so upset by this that in a fit of rage she cut the 3-year-old's penis off. What?!
I can't imagine what the family of these two young women must be going through right now. Honduran beauty pageant queen Maria José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister Sophia Trinidad disappeared after attending a friend's party in their hometown of Santa Barbara last Thursday. The women went missing just days before Maria was set to fly to London to compete in the coveted Miss World 2014. At first, the case wasn't being treated as a crime, but the investigation shifted quickly.
Let me ask you something. Is it ever okay to put a toddler in jail? I ask because 27-year-old Latonya Bass of Strongsville, Ohio was accused of shoplifting at a local Walmart while she was in there with her 3-year-old daughter. Security at the store stopped her as she was leaving and according to them she was trying to get away with $558 worth of stolen goods. Shoplifting is bad, shoplifting with your toddler is worse. Naturally the cops were called and both mother and toddler were thrown in jail. Wait, WHAT?!
This is scary enough to put fanny packs back in style. A New York couple got caught red-handed trying to steal an iPhone from a toddler's hand at a department store. Luis Chango and Rosa Jerez allegedly targeted young moms on strollers and pick-pocketed over a dozen innocent victims. Jerez and Chango finally got caught at a Mandee's store when a baby saw them doing the deed and started crying, which grabbed the attention of the security guard. The baby was a hero without even knowing it!
A 14-year-old pregnant American girl, Indira Michelle Blanco Lopez Gonzalez was shot in the stomach by Mexican police during a border chase. The girl claims that the officers intentionally shot her in the stomach.
Police opened fire around midnight Sunday near the international bridge leading to Pharr, Texas in the Mexican border town of Reynosa, after the pick-up truck the girl was in failed to obey police commands to stop.