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Victims Suspect Kamala Harris of Hiding Child Sexual Misconduct by Pedophile Priests

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Victims Suspect Kamala Harris of Hiding Child Sexual Misconduct by Pedophile Priests

During Kamala Harris’ tenure as Chief Prosecutor of San Francisco, she was unable to prosecute any of the sexual assault cases raised against pedophile priests in the region, while accepting “big memorable” contributions from senior officials in the Catholic Church.

During her 13-year career as district attorney and then general counsel, Harris refused to investigate a single case of child sexual assault as a pedophile priest. To put this into perspective, at least 50 major cities across America brought charges against priests over the same time.

Around the same time Harris refused to investigate allegations of priestly child sexual abuse, according to Peter Schweizer, President of the Government Transparency Center, her bureau will “strangely conceal critical evidence of crimes that have happened.”

Breitbart report: Reports from the revelation reveal that when Harris’ boss, Terence Hallinan, a former San Francisco District Attorney, had conducted an intense enquiry on San Francisco pries, charged with sexual harassment, Harris’ effort to dislodge Hallinan showed an unprecedented flood of incomparable contributions from the Catholic Church’s high-level officials.

Swiss wrote:

Harris had no special affiliation with the Catholic Church or with Catholic organisations, but the money was still huge, unprecedented. Lawyer Joseph Russoniello represented the church on a wide variety of matters, including the handling of the case of church misconduct. He served on the National Oversight Board of the Catholic Church (NRB) in the United States. Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The aim of the NRB was to investigate allegations of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Russoniello was once a director in Cooley Godward’s San Francisco law firm. Russoniello gave her campaign the full amount by statute, $1.250, and added another $2.250. He also sat on the Advisory Council of Harris when she was District Attorney at San Francisco. Another law company, Bingham McCutcheon, which deals with legal problems surrounding Catholic charities in the archdiocese, paid a fee of $2,825. Curiously, Bingham McCutcheon had contributed just $650 to two other candidates in San Francisco before. Unlike Russoniello, they had uncommon resources.

Schweizer found out that “majority members of the San Francisco Catholic archdiocese-linked institutions and their family members contributed another $50,950 to the Harris effort,” in addition to political contributions from multiple law firms supporting the San Francisco priests against abusses.

As Schweizer noted, the interaction between Harris and others seeking to avoid access to confidential records of the archdiocese providing information on priests charged with sexual misconduct was comprehensive.

According to the journalist, the Cooley Godward lawyer Paul Renne was the husband of former San Francisco city prosecutor, Louise Renne, a Harris mentor. Paul Renne partnered with Joseph Russoniello, a prosecutor who, according to Schweizer, “negotiated the deal to enter into public declarations of misconduct.”

Though Harris praised her early career as a prosecutor for sexual crimes, after her campaign against Hallinan, her office did work to cover the reports of priests of the San Francisco archdiocese ‘s sexual abuse claims.

According to the Swiss:

The archdiocese archives were used by the Hallinan office to direct its proceedings and openly debated releasing the records after the victims’ identities and identity had been deleted. On the other side, Harris agreed suddenly to bury the documents. For whatever excuse, she didn’t want to share the documentation in any way. The office of Harris said the cover-up concerned the protection of the victims of the abuse. “District Attorney Harris concentrates her energies on placing child molesters in jail,” reported her office. “We don’t want to sell our victims to look good in the paper.”

However, the communities of victims were very reluctant to release the papers.

“His actions were enraged,” Schweizer said. “In addition, the cover-up benefits the perpetrators by keeping their suspected crimes hidden, they claimed, far from protecting victims.”

“They ‘re full of crap,” said Joey Piscitelli, regional northwest director of the Survivors Network of Priest Abused (SNAP), Schweizer wrote. “On that, you should quote me. They don’t help the victims.

Similarly, Rick Simons, Counsel, who represents victims of clergy sexual misconduct, claimed Harris’ decision to hide the records “marks a trend, procedure and culture of disregarding children’s interests in one of the largest San Francisco city and county agencies and in the Bay Area.”

When Harris tried to blame Hallinan for hiding the records, her predecessor replied that she had made the kind of deals that permitted the sexual scandal in Church to continue as long as it had.

Following Harris ‘s efforts to cover documents, Swiss writer James Jenkins, the psychologist who established the Independent Review Board for the Archdiocese – which oversaw procedures for dealing with abuse claims – “abruptly withdrew from the Board”

He accused the church of “disappointment, coercion and power” for blocking the publication of its findings. Jenkins argued that not only did Harris’ deal with the Archdiocese deny the rights of known victims, it also impeded the development of other potential cases.

In April 2010, Schweizer reported that Harris’ office refused a request by a San Francisco Weekly reporter who had searched for the abuse records of the archdiocese. In 2019, Schweizer also wrote that he demanded the same information from a lawyer in California.

“The District Attorney’s office in San Francisco replied that they had no more in their custody,” he said.

“They were destroyed? Have they been moved elsewhere? “The Swiss asked. “It’s still a worrying mystery.”

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Panthers-Lightning Eastern Conference semifinal schedule has potentially six games played on same day as Heat-Celtics | Schedule

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The NHL released its Eastern Conference semifinals schedule for the Florida Panthers-Tampa Bay Lightning series early Monday morning, and the league placed six of the potential seven games on the same days as Heat-Celtics games in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals.

The one variation is the Heat play their Game 3 on Saturday, while the Panthers play their Game 3 on Sunday afternoon. Also, because of the previously scheduled Kane Brown 7 p.m. Saturday concert at Amalie Arena, the NHL has scheduled Panthers-Lightning Games 3 and 4 as a back-to-back set on Sunday and Monday.

Game 1: Tuesday — Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 2: Thursday — Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Sunday — Florida at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Monday, May 23 — Florida at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Wednesday, May 25 — Tampa Bay at Florida, TBD, TBD*

Game 6: Friday, May 27 — Florida at Tampa Bay, TBD, TBD*

Game 7: Sunday, May 29 — Tampa Bay at Florida, TBD, TBD*

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30 Lesser Known Facts About BTS’ Jin AKA Kim Seok-Jin That Every Army Should Know About

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BTS members at Forbes event

The swoon-worthy Boyband, Bangtan Sonyeondan AKA BTS has been stealing hearts across the world. The super talented and charming BTS members are Jungkook, RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jin. BTS has broken several records set by iconic celebrities within a short span of eight years.

Photo Credit: forbes

Kim Seok-Jin of BTS is popular by his stage name Jin. Since 2013 he has been an active member of the South Korean boy band BTS. Jin’s age is 29 years old (30 years old in Korean age). Kim Seokjin’s date of birth is December 4, 1992. He was born in South Korea.

Kim Seokjin BTS
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Jin is known for introducing himself as Worldwide Handsome followed by a flying kiss in a fun way. He is loved by ARMY members not only for his looks but also for his vocals (his falsetto and emotional range as a singer), his fun and charming personality. Fans must be aware of the primary fact that Jin was scouted by Big Hit Entertainment while he was getting off the bus and that is how he got into the world of BTS.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Jin that many people don’t know about, so read along to check them out:

1. Jin is an avid animal lover and a proud owner of exotic pets.

He had an adorable and cute Maltese mix dog named Jjangu, who lived with him and his family for 12 long years. He also had two sugar gliders, Eomuk and Odeng. Unfortunately, the dog and the sugar gliders passed away. As of now, he has a sugar glider named Gukmul.

Jin's exotic pets
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2. He was interested in Journalism when he was younger

Before stealing hearts, Jin wanted to be a journalist to help the socially disadvantaged people to be heard during the first year of high school. He changed his mind later and got interested in acting after watching Kim Nam-Kil in Queen Seondeok.

Seokjin pictures in glasses
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3. He has a Congenital Disorder

The singer has a congenital disorder that reduces collagen production in the body leading to molecular structure damage.

kim seok jin fingers
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4. Jin has a strong sense of smell

According to Biaswrekker, Jin carries a set of personal chopsticks in his bag because he does not like the smell of wooden chopsticks.

5. He is obsessed with sunglasses

Jin goes completely overboard when it comes to sunglasses. He was even spotted sporting more than one at a time. BTS members are known for their fashion statements and stylish looks worldwide.

jin's sunglass collection
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6. Jin is very Athletic

Jin is very grateful for his athletic gifts, he is proficient in Tennis, Golf, and Snowboarding. He also managed to do well in wakeboarding on his first try in a TV show.

7. Jin’s Laugh

He is known for making clichéd dad jokes and his weird laughter. BTS army refers to that as the Windshield wiper laughter.

jin's laughter bts
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8. Kim Seok-Jin has a Strong Jaw

Jin sometimes finds it harder to open his mouth because of his strong jaw. He chews his food well and often takes big bites of food.

Jin eating burger
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9. Drunk Jin Gets Clingy

Many BTS fans do not know that Jin gets super clingy when he is drunk. According to Koreaboo, Jin once stated that he is cute and clingy with the other members when he is sober but his ‘aegyo’ kicks in and he gets aggressively clingy when he is drunk.

10. Jin has a Blinking Habit

Jin has dry eyes and he blinks excessively due to it and due to his contact lenses. He also blinks when he is nervous. According to Koreaboo, in a staring contest, Jin can abstain from blinking for 5 long minutes.

Also Read: Park Jimin BTS Member Age, Wife, Height & Unknown Facts

11. Jin is the Second Tallest Member of the Band

Jin is 5.8ft tall (179 cm), which makes him the second tallest member among the seven members after RM who is 5.9ft tall (181 cm).

BTS jin height
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12. He got his first offer from an Entertainment Company in middle school

You heard it right! Jin got his first offer from SM Entertainment when he was in middle school but he rejected it even after clearing the audition because he thought it was a scam. Later he got scouted by Big Hit Entertainment when he was in college and the rest is history.

13. When it comes to his facial features he has the golden ratio

An anonymous plastic surgeon analyzed 269 male faces in 2018 and concluded that in terms of facial features, the singer exemplifies the ‘golden ratio’ of 1:1.618. The particular ratio between his ears, hairline, and chin is the perfect ratio, proving his nickname is ‘worldwide handsome’.

jin's perfect face ratio
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14. Jin has Hypermobile Fingers

Jin has hypermobile fingers which give his hands a unique flair. He likes the way they are, but according to Biaswrecker he once stated that would he not mind trading his hands for Jimin‘s cute hands. He also has freakishly agile toes.

15. Jin’s Eating Habit

Fans must know that Jin loves to eat and cook. He is known for making cute noises when he eats fast food.

16. BTS Group Chat Name by Jin

Seok-Jin has once named the group chat that he shared with the other BTS members as “Seokjin and the 6 babies”. The chat was shared on BTS’ official Twitter account.

17. He missed an attempt in college

Jin actually missed his chance to sign up for the classes when he wanted to attend college Konkuk University to study acting and arts. So he ended up taking Politics 101 instead.

18. He can play multiple musical instruments

Seokjin can play piano, we have seen him perform the song ‘Epiphany’ onstage where he sings while playing the piano. But a lot of people do not know that he can also play the pipe organ, he was also learning guitar and he said in an interview that mastering that was his goal for the year.

BTS Jin Epiphany Performance
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19. He was not a good dancer when he started

Back in his rookie days, his dancing was not very good. The audience found his dance steps awkward. He did not have a solo dance performance and was never put in the center position till 2016. During the performance of ‘Wings’, he amazed the audience with his improvement.

20. He was ranked the best-sculpted face by a doll company.

A Czech doll company, CzDollic conducted a poll for ‘best-sculpted face’ in 2018. The singer bagged the first position after beating thousands of competitors from 58 countries. The singer got about 1 million votes among the total number of 1.5 million votes.

Also Read: Park Jimin BTS Member Age, Wife, Height & Unknown Facts

21. Most Handsome Idol

According to Arirang TV, Jin was selected as the most handsome idol by the fellow KPOP Idols.

22. Jin’s Favourite Color

Jin’s favorite color is pink, he often flaunts pink hair and wears pink.

Jin in pink tee and cap
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23. Jin’s own show on V live

Seokjin is the first to launch his own show, “Eat Jin Live,” on V Live’s BTS channel among the other BTS members.

24. Jin is the cook in the group

Jin is often seen cooking for his bandmates, he enjoys cooking. He also shares cooking in his blog.

Seokjin cooking
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25. Jin is a Picky Eater

Jin likes chocolate-flavored items but does not eat chocolates. On the other hand, he eats strawberries but does not like strawberry-flavored food items.

26. Secret behind Jin’s flying kiss

Fans say that it started back in 2016 when their song ‘Fire’ came out because there was a move where he blows a kiss.

Worldwide handsome Kiss
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27. Jin’s future child

After watching “The History of the Three Kingdoms,” Jin wants to call his future child “Yu-sun,” after Liu Bei’s son Liu Shan.

28. His distant goal is to be a farmer

When he was in middle school, he experienced farm life on his uncle’s strawberry farm and he got interested in farming.

Bts member jin in strawberry farm
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29. Jin has Monolids

Seokjin does not have any crease in his eyelids, so he has monolids.

30. Seokjin lived for a short time in Australia

When he was in middle school, he lived in Australia for a short time. He opened up about this for the first time, in a 2019 Season’s Greetings video, where he said that he felt ashamed of his poor English.

Borahae BTS ARMY! We Purple You Jin!

Also Read: The Top 25 Korean Restaurants in India You Must Visit – Korean Food

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Who has the edge: Heat-Celtics could go the distance, and why it could be in Heat’s favor

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Ravens kicker Justin Tucker’s record-breaking kick honored as NFL’s Best Moment of the Year

About the only sure thing in the Eastern Conference finals is take the under.

This will not be about who can outscore who.

Instead, this well could be how low can you go?

Which, to a degree, makes sense, considering how Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo believes that the 2022 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award won by Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart should be his.

It starts Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at FTX Arena, continuing every other night until the Heat or Celtics secure the necessary four victories to advance to the NBA Finals against the winner of the Western Conference finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors.

The familiarity is ample, with the Heat having defeated the Celtics in six games in the 2020 Eastern Conference finals at the Disney World quarantine bubble amid the initial COVID breakout. This time the fans at 601 Biscayne Boulevard and TD Garden will be added into the equation, with the Heat to host Games 1 and 2, and then Games 5 and 7, if needed, by virtue of securing the regular-season No. 1 seed over the No. 2 Celtics.

The matchups will be both fluid and compelling.

Center: Of all the memorable moments in Heat-Celtics playoffs lore, Adebayo’s block of Jayson Tatum at the conclusion of Game 1 of the 2020 East finals might stand as most iconic. Adebayo’s agility in that series forced the Celtics to rethink their approach in the middle. This time around, Boston is loaded with options – and potential fouls – in the middle to throw at Adebayo, when considering Robert Williams, Grant Williams, Al Horford and Daniel Theis. Edge: Heat.

Power forward: P.J. Tucker’s hustle was relentless, with the Heat’s 37-year-old power forward then rewarded with six days off between the Heat closing out the Philadelphia 76ers and the start of this round. This time the Celtics will come with an outside-shooting threat of their own, be it Grant Williams of Horford. At this point, it is discount Tucker at your own risk. Edge: Even.

Small forward: Not sure there is a better matchup in the playoffs at this point than the Heat’s Jimmy Butler vs. Tatum. The reality, though, is that the Celtics can shift Smart onto the defensive assignment here because of the lack of the other significant offensive wing threats in the Heat starting lineup. At most other junctures, Tatum would get the nod here. But at this juncture, an argument could be made that Butler is playing as well in the postseason as anyone, with the possible exception of the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic. Edge: Heat.

Shooting guard: This is where the Celtics might hold the swing vote among the starters. With all due respect to what the Heat’s Max Strus has accomplished since his insertion into the starting lineup in March, Boston’s Jaylen Brown is simply at another level. And it is the two-wing circumstance with Tatum and Brown that makes the Celtics unique. Strus will have to be at the top of his game, as he was at the close of the 76ers series, to keep this competitive. Edge: Celtics.

Point guard: A series like this is why the Heat added Kyle Lowry in the offseason, for a feistiness-vs.-feistiness battle against the Celtics’ Smart. And then Lowry’s left hamstring acted up three games into the first round. And then it acted up again against the 76ers. Now Smart figures to have room to roam against capable Heat fill-in starter Gabe Vincent, including stints against Butler. Edge: Celtics.

Bench: The Celtics have shored up their bench with the additions of Theis and Derrick White and the shotmaking of Payton Pritchard. The depth would be further bolstered by Robert Williams getting back to speed. But, as in those 2020 East finals, this is where Tyler Herro has to make a stand. To win the series, the Heat probably will have to do it by committee, which could require ample contributions from the likes of Herro, Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon, Caleb Martin, and possibly even Duncan Robinson. Edge: Heat.

Coaches: There is ample respect both ways between coaches who trace their roots to Portland, Ore. The Heat’s Erik Spoelstra was a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year, while Boston’s Ime Udoka arguably was NBA coach of the second half of the season, named Eastern Conference coach of the month for February and March. Udoka’s growth has been impressive. But Spoelsrta has been here, done this, beaten Boston. Edge: Heat.

Intangibles: Lowry’s hamstring is a huge, huge question mark, but so is the troublesome left knee of the Celtics’ Robert Williams, with both forced to miss time this postseason. The Celtics’ ultimate advantage in pushing past the Milwaukee Bucks was hosting Sunday’s Game 7 by virtue of their No. 2 East seed. As the No. 1 East seed, the Heat gets to host a potential Game 7 against the Celtics. Edge: Heat.

Prediction: The seeming one sure thing is that this will not be a short series. That said, as mentioned above, Game 7 will have a decided South Florida slant. Heat in 7.

Eastern Conference finals

Game 1: Tuesday, FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Thursday, FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: Friday, TD Garden, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Game 4: May 23, TD Garden, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5*: May 25: FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 6*: May 27, TD Garden, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 7*: May 29: FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

* – If necessary.

(No local television in conference finals.)

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