Another multicultural career criminal
Surveillance footage from a parking ramp on a college campus shows a suspected killer dragging the body of a woman he allegedly killed as he looks for a place to hide her.
Police said the video from Grand Rapids Community College was helpful in determining what occurred when Jeanne Huntoon, 34, was killed, but surveillance cameras did not capture the actual attack, according to MLive.
Authorities were able to identify 19-year-old Marcus Bivins after they received a tip naming him. Bivins was arrested and charged with open murder.
Police said Huntoon's killing on April 30 was a random act of violence as the two did not know each other.
Bivins allegedly killed her then dragged her body near bushes and shrubs after he encountered her outside the parking ramp, where they had a conversation, according to MLive.
The video shows the suspect pacing back and forth in front of the parking ramp. A few times he stops and looks at the woman's body before attempting to drag her.
At one point the suspect kneels down next to Huntoon and then he begins to drag her in what appears to be an attempt to hide the body. He pauses, walks away, then returns and continues to pull her along the sidewalk.
GRCC officials said that it happened overnight and the campus was closed, so officers weren't on duty, according to FOX 17.
A witness called police and reported seeing a man dragging what appeared to be a body between the ramp and main building, according to MLive.
Bivins allegedly confessed to killing Huntoon, according to court documents. He mentioned specific details of the crime that were corroborated by surveillance videos and evidence found at the scene.
Bivins' criminal history dates back to age 13, when he was charged as a juvenile with attacking his father, according to MLive. Around the same time, he was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He served time at a juvenile detention center in 2010.
Before the murder, Bivins was arrested on April 20 in Grand Rapids on a misdemeanor related to disorderly conduct.
When Bivins was 13 years old counselors indicated they had made many efforts to help Bivins, including sex-offender treatment, crisis intervention, psychotropic medication, drug screening, surveillance and a tether, according to MLive.
Bivins was charged with escaping a juvenile facility and auto theft in 2011. And he was accused of assault and battery on a facility employee.
Huntoon's mother, Debbie Huntoon, created a GoFundMe account that has raised more than $10,000.
Huntoon wrote: 'On behalf of myself and my family, I just want to thank everybody for their donations and the kind words and the prayers and positive thoughts.
'She was my only daughter and this is a mother's worst nightmare. I would love more than anything to be able to put together a celebration of life for her.'
Bivins was charged Wednesday with open murder and he's being held without bond.
Target Stock Drops 4.2 Percent in Wake of LGBT Bathroom Policy Announcement
In the wake of publicizing its policy to allow people to use the bathrooms and changing facilities that correspond with their gender identity, Target stock has dropped 4.2 percent in the past two weeks.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, the retail chain announced on its website on April 19 that they “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
The opening price of Target stock dropped from $83.50 per share on April 19 to a closing price of $79.99 per share on May 3 – a 4.2 percent decline, the Daily Signal reported.
By April 28, when the stock had dropped down to $81.33 per share, the company’s stock market value was down $1.5 billion, according to Accuracy in Media.
The American Family Association launched a boycott two weeks ago on April 21. AFA President Tim Wildmon said, “Target's new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters.” He proposed that instead the department store should provide a single-use unisex bathroom option for the trans community and for anyone who likes to use the bathroom alone.
As of April 29 – one week after the #BoycottTarget pledge started, AFA had collected 1 million signatures. On May 3, that number reached 1.15 million, AFA said.
“We are immensely thankful for the more than one million concerned citizens who have stood up for common sense and for women’s safety by boycotting Target until its bathroom policy is changed,” Wildmon said in a statement.
“It is because of the commitment of people like those who have signed #BoycottTarget pledge that corporate America will know that we will voice our opinions about harmful policies with our wallets,” he said.
“No longer can we allow vocal activists with a clear agenda to compromise the safety of our mothers, wives, daughters and friends,” Wildmon said, adding that the AFA is not at odds with the transgender community but with people with “evil intentions” who “will take advantage” of Target’s transgender bathroom policy.
“Again, AFA is reiterating that the disagreement over this policy does not reflect on the transgender community, but on the very real possibility that those with evil intentions will take advantage of a door that has been opened to them,” Wildmon added.
No to Islam, Yes to ‘Traditional Family’ Border Fences, Says Germany’s AfD
The right-wing Alternative für Deutschland or the Alternative for Germany party has set out its new policy manifesto on Sunday in which it has taken a strong stance against Islam. AfD’s decision to stand against unregulated immigration, Islam, and to support border fences and greater national sovereignty in the EU added to the controversies that have been surrounding the party.
Under the slogan of “Courage. Truth. Germany.” that flashed on the banners decorating the hall where the meeting was held, the party also called for the ban on minarets and the public call to prayer and hijab or headscarves in schools.
“Islam is not part of Germany,” the party said in a statement. A more moderate formulation to “stop Islamism but seek dialogue with Islam” was not received well by some 2,000 members of the AfD party who attended the two-day convention that took place in the southern city of Stuttgart, the DW reported.
The conference that was convened to determine an ideological identity for the party was a long-delayed effort. The party now sits in half of the 16 state parliaments in Germany. However, the party is still a combination of competing factions without any strong leadership.
“We rammed home some important political pegs at this conference that differentiate us from other parties and I think it will be difficult for the other parties to deal with that,” the Irish Times quoted Frauke Petry, AfD co-leader and party head in eastern Saxony, as saying.
Petry, who is seen as a “love-hate” figure in AfD, is locked in a leadership battle with Prof. Jörg Meuthen.
A recent poll by the Emnid Institute for the “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper found that the party has now become the third largest party in Germany, beating the environmentalist Greens.
However, according to critics, the party represents isolationism and xenophobia in its undertone. Around 1,500 protesters tried to disrupt the conference on Saturday.
Hadley Freeman: it’s time the British Left faced up to antisemitism
You could have powered the National Grid with the amount of energy the left was expending on telling Britain’s Jews they were wrong to feel grossed out by all this
Last weekend the Labour party became – to borrow a memorable description of Donald Trump – its own comments section. One minute we were a normal country; the next, one of the most recognisable members of the Labour party was running around shouting about Hitler. Not only shouting about Hitler, but incapable of shutting up about Hitler. It was enough to take you back to the glory days of 24 hours previously, when the only kind of antisemitism to emerge from the Labour party was of the more vanilla variety, with Naz Shah’s old online ramblings about Israel, “Jews rallying” and – as we Jews say – yadda yadda yadda.
But arguing that Hitler supported Zionism – that’s niche. You have to look way down an online comments thread to find that kind of thinking. I am very much looking forward to the publication, History: According To Ken! in which he will explain, alongside Hitler’s enthusiasm for a Jewish homeland, how Jack the Ripper was trying to get women out of prostitution; Fred West was giving hitchhikers a lift out of the goodness of his heart; slave traders were simply taking Africans on package holidays so they could see the world. Brief reminder: Livingstone was tasked by his old friend Jeremy Corbyn with co-convening Labour’s defence review. The guy talking about Hitler. Yes, him.
Small problem, though: when people say that maybe the Labour party has some problems with antisemitism, well, feelings are hurt. No, not among Jews – among Labour. Corbyn has developed some strange tic that compels him to say “and all forms of racism” every time he is obliged to condemn antisemitism, even though none of his old friends or MPs are being racist against anyone but the Jews. Diane Abbott insisted that the whole thing was a “smear”, as though Livingstone was a figment of our collective imagination. When Livingstone announced that he couldn’t possibly be antisemitic because he’d slept with Jewish women, the country wished he was. George Galloway, another old pal of Corbyn’s, appeared with the inevitability of dry rot, insisting that this was “an entirely synthetic crisis”, perhaps confusing the crisis with his hat. Others insist the whole thing is a plot against the Labour leader, which makes me wonder if perhaps all antisemitism is actually, secretly, about Corbyn. Honestly, you could have powered the National Grid with the amount of energy the left was expending on telling Britain’s Jews they were wrong to feel grossed out by all this.
Like I said, no one ever thinks they’re the bad guy. So the new NUS president Malia Bouattia claims her stance against Zionism is purely political, even while using decrepit antisemitic tropes such as “mainstream Zionist-led media”, which is about as political as a joke about hooked noses. Livingstone insisted that antisemites don’t “just” despise “the Jews in Israel” (because that’s OK), but also “their Jewish neighbours in Golders Green and Stoke Newington”. Corbyn clearly wishes the whole thing would go away, saying last month: “Let’s respect each other and move on from there.” Yes, we’re all nice leftwing people, what’s the problem? Increasingly numerous Labour supporters are complaining that too much attention is being paid to Labour’s bad apples. What about the Tories, they cry! Didn’t you see Zac Goldsmith’s racist mayoral campaign? Perhaps this should be Labour’s new slogan: “Not as racist as the rightwing”.
So while Labour rearranges the deck chairs with an investigation its leading lights can’t even admit it needs, the rest of us can spend our time more fruitfully. Namely, pondering that being nice isn’t the same as being good or right. Describing complaints about antisemitism as “smears” is not the way to criticise Israel, and focusing all of one’s fury at that country while happily appearing on Iranian and Russian state TV, as certain leftwing MPs have done – well, let’s say it betrays a blind spot
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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