Canadian Mother Who Strangled Daughter Won’t Be Jailed, Judge Rules

Handout Aminat Magomadova, 14, is seen in an undated photograph. A judge’s decision to free a Canadian mother convicted of strangling her 14-year-old daughter with a head scarf has prompted growing outrage from victims’ advocates groups. A suspended sentence was given to Aset Magomadova, 40, by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio on Thursday, stunning a national victims’ group based in Toronto, the Vancouver Sun reports. “I really strongly disagree,” said Joe Wamback, founder and chairman of the Canadian Crime Victims Foundation.  “It sends a message to the rest of the community and …Read more […..]

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Cross taken, Vets offended – Reward offered

Less than two weeks after being temporarily saved by a Supreme Court ruling, the cross standing at the Mojave Desert War Memorial has been stolen. Sometime late Sunday night, vandals destroyed, ripped down, and carried off the cross that had stood since 1934 as a memorial to fallen veterans of foreign wars. It had been under a court order to tear it down, but the Supreme Court recently saved it pending outcome of a decision from a lower court. Kelly Shackelford of Liberty Institute calls the vandalism “an incredible outrage.” “I mean it’s akin to desecrating people’s graves. It’s just a disgraceful attack …Read more […..]

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