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Bra-blocking security policy at jail unfair to female attorneys, lawyers argue in letter

As far as 74 criminal defense attorneys in Missouri are concerned, the security policy at a county jail seems drafted by a bunch of boobs.

The lawyers all signed an open letter Thursday, protesting the Jackson County Detention Center’s policy of denying admission to female attorneys if their bras trigger the metal detector at the jail entrance.

“Bras with metal clasps or underwire support (most every bra) set these detectors off,” the attorneys write in the letter, addressed to the Jackson County sheriff, corrections department director and other officials. “Women are then required to either remove their bras or be denied entrance.

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“For female attorneys,” the letter continues, “that means the choice is to remove their bras or not see their clients. The net effect of these newly implemented measures is that female attorneys are being denied meaningful access to their clients in violation of their clients’ constitutional right to counsel.”

“For female attorneys …  the choice is to remove their bras or not see their clients.”

— Open letter by defense attorneys to county sheriff and other officials

The policy is part of what the lawyers describe as a “TSA airport-type high-security screening procedure” that recently took effect at the jail, in which people entering the jail are required to have their shoes, belts, briefcases and other items X-rayed before entering.

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Some defense attorneys in Missouri say a county jail’s new “TSA airport-type” security discriminates against female lawyers who were bras that contain metal. (iStock)

“We do not believe this is an unreasonable procedure,” the attorneys write, but as it applies to bras, they regard the new requirement as discriminatory against women.

“It is undeniable that many female members of our group feel humiliated and angry at the prospect of having to get their undergarments cleared before being allowed to do their jobs,” the letter says.

In addition, the letter states, “The male attorneys in our group see our female counterparts as equals and feel this security protocol singles them out for disparate treatment and does not afford them the dignity and respect they deserve.”

Meanwhile, a county legislator has accused the sheriff, who sets the jail policies, of seeking retaliation against the critics, the Kansas City Star reported.

Crystal Williams alleged in a statement that Sheriff Darryl Forte had been using Sunshine Law requests in a bid to gain access to emails that attorneys had sent to her about their jail concerns.

“It’s sad when a politician uses intimidation tactics toward people with valid concerns about a sexist policy,” Williams wrote in her statement, according to the Star. “This sure looks like someone seeking retaliation. Just fix the damned problem.”

“It’s sad when a politician uses intimidation tactics toward people with valid concerns about a sexist policy.”

— Crystal Williams, county legislator

For his part, the sheriff blasted Williams’ objections to allowing him to view the emails she’d received from attorneys.

“Elected officials should welcome and encourage transparency, and not be offended by requests,” Forte wrote to the Star. “Community awareness about the affairs of Jackson County government must be a goal of elected officials.”

The sheriff also claimed on Twitter on Monday that it was “misinformation” that women had been required to remove their underwire bras to gain entry to the jail.

“Misinformation has been communicated about the screening process at the JCDC,” the sheriff wrote. “Everyone is required to pass through a metal detector. No one has been asked to take off underwire bras. We will continue to keep our staff and inmates safe from harm.”

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But the sheriff left open the possibility that the jail policy would be adjusted in the future.

“Evaluation of policies and procedures related to the detention center is ongoing,” the sheriff wrote, according to the Star. “We desire to continue to provide the best possible service with minimal inconvenience while maintaining high safety standards. Safety and security is of paramount importance to me.”

But the defense attorneys say they will stage a protest at noon Wednesday at the jail if no changes are made by then, attorney John Picerno told the newspaper.

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NXIVM recruit claims she wrote fake letter about dad’s sexual abuse so cult could blackmail her into loyalty: report

A NXIVM recruit testified in a Brooklyn courtroom Thursday that “Smallville” actress Allison Mack ordered her to lie about her father sexually abusing her so that the alleged sex cult would have blackmail against her, according to a report.

The woman, who was identified as Nicole, said that as top NXIVM lieutenant, Mack, ordered her to write a letter with the made-up story so that the cult would have “collateral” to secure her “lifetime commitment,” the New York Daily News reported.

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“I couldn’t write anything,” Nicole testified at the federal trial of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere. “Like, my family is amazing. I love my family,” she said to jurors as her parents were also in the courtroom.

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Keith Raniere (left) and his accused sidekick, “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, are also being accused of “human smuggling” and “alien harboring.” (YouTube/AP)

Raniere, 58, pleaded not guilty to several charges, including sex trafficking and racketeering related to the NXIVM organization based in upstate New York.

Federal prosecutors argue that Raniere ran the sex cult under the guise that it was a self-empowerment group. Lieutenants, like Mack, would slowly coerce young women to become Raniere’s sex slaves and brand them with his initials, according to the allegations.

Nicole, a 31-year-old aspiring actress from California, testified that she first met Mack at an acting class. She said Mack first told her NXIVM was a women’s empowerment group and began to set her up with off-Broadway auditions and acting agents.

Things took a darker turn when Mack allegedly instructed Nicole to remain celibate for three months. The 36-year-old actress eventually told Nicole to make a solo sex tape as a part of collateral for NXIVM, according to the testimony.

“It was an exercise in trust,” she said Mack told her. “No one is going to see any of this.”

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Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges related to NXIVM and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 11. Mack is best known for her long-running role on the superhero TV show about the early days of Clark Kent’s life.

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy and Jessica Sager contributed to this report.

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Times Square grenade-attack plot thwarted after ‘lone wolf’ suspect arrested: reports

A suspect described “a lone wolf” was arrested Thursday in connection with a plan to throw explosives at people in New York City’s famed Times Square, according to reports.

The unidentified suspect was taken into custody soon after investigators from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force learned that he was inquiring about buying grenades, the New York Daily News reported.

No information was released about the suspect’s age, nationality or place of residence but he was scheduled to appear in court in Brooklyn on Friday, WCBS-TV in New York City reported.

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Times Square covered with illuminated billboards as tourists flock the streets.

Authorities do not believe that the suspect is linked to any larger attack against the city, the station reported.

The joint task force includes both FBI and New York Police Department personnel, according to the Daily News.

Times Square, a commercial and entertainment district in the heart of Manhattan that attracts huge numbers of visitors every year, has frequently been linked to terror-related arrests.

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Some past incidents include:

2018: A Canadian man is sentenced to 40 years in prison for plotting to carry out attacks on Times Square, the New York City subway system and concert venues in 2016.

2016: An Uber driver in Brooklyn is arrested and charged with trying to join ISIS and planning a Times Square attack similar to one earlier in the year in Nice, France, in which a truck was driven into crowds of people.

2010: A car bombing is thwarted when the bomb fails to detonate and a sharp-eyed street vendor alerts authorities. Just months later a suspect, who claimed to be a follower of Usama bin Laden, is sentenced to life in prison in connection with the case.

2008: A U.S. military recruitment station is bombed but the case remains unsolved. No one is injured in the blast, which happens early in the morning.

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University of Alabama trustees meet on refunding $21M gift

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The University of Alabama board of trustees is expected to vote Friday on returning $21.5 million to a top donor who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state’s new abortion ban.

Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old real estate investor and lawyer, pledged a record $26.5 million to the university in September, but in a news release last week urged students to participate in a boycott of the school. Hours later, Alabama announced it was considering giving back his money, the biggest donation ever made to the university.

While Culverhouse said he has no doubt Alabama is retaliating over his call for a boycott, the university said the dispute has nothing to do with that. Instead, officials say it was in an “ongoing dispute” with Culverhouse over the way his gift was to be handled.

The university said that on May 28 — the day before Culverhouse’s boycott call — its chancellor recommended the trustees return the donation. The university said donors “may not dictate University administration” and that Culverhouse had made “numerous demands” regarding the operation of the school.

University administrators and trustees did not respond to requests for comment.

Culverhouse called university officials “liars” over their account. He acknowledged there were some disagreements over the handling of his gift. He said he told university President Stuart Bell that the law school should admit more students and that his donation was to fund scholarships to achieve that. But he said he thought the matter had been resolved.

The board of trustees — made up of 14 members, including the governor — appeared to be prepared to give the money back. A university lawyer last week asked Culverhouse for his bank information, saying the trustees are expected to vote for a refund, according to an email Culverhouse provided to The Associated Press.

Culverhouse said he was stunned by the university’s stand. But he also confessed: “You probably shouldn’t put a living person’s name on a building, because at some point they might get fed up and start talking.”

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Arizona man stole 60 beers in 60 days to support fentanyl habit: police

An Arizona man is facing a dozen charges after admitting that he stole nearly 60 beers in 60 days to pay for his fentanyl habit, police said.

Fabian Olvera Martinez, 24, was arrested in his home in Phoenix late last month after investigators identified him in surveillance footage, court documents said.

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Fabian Olvera Martinez faces 12 counts of organized retail theft for allegedly stealing 57 beers over a time span of three months. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Martinez was named as the suspect who stole $3,700 worth of beer between March and May, according to the documents. Police said all but one of the thefts took place at the same Circle K located on 35th Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix.

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After he was arrested, Martinez allegedly told police he’d sold the beer at $10 a bottle to support his $200 a day fentanyl addiction. Court documents said he would take 2-4 cases of beer at a time, including Michelob, Budweiser, Bud Light, and Tecate.

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Martinez has been charged 12 counts of organized retail theft, KTVK reported. He remains in custody with bond set at $7,500, according to the station.

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Columbine High School should be razed because of ‘morbid fascination,’ official says

School officials in Colorado are considering demolishing Columbine High School because of a “morbid fascination” surrounding the 1999 shooting there that left 12 students and a teacher dead, according to reports.

In a letter sent to parents Thursday, the superintendent of the Jefferson County School District urged the officials to consider the possibility of razing the high school in Littleton and building a new one nearby, KUSA-TV in Denver reported.

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Columbine “serves as a point of origin for this contagion of school shootings,” Superintendent Jason Glass wrote. “School shooters refer to and study the Columbine shooting as a macabre source of inspiration and motivation.”

“School shooters refer to and study the Columbine shooting as a macabre source of inspiration and motivation.”

— Superintendent Jason Glass, Jefferson County School District

He said that while Columbine is one of the safest high schools in the country, in part because of measures implemented since the shooting, this year’s 20th anniversary has brought trespassing and fascination with the school to record levels.

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In this April 1999 file photo, Rachel Ruth, Rhianna Cheek and Mandi Annibel, all 16-year-old sophomores at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colo., console each other during a vigil service to honor the victims of the shooting spree in Columbine High School. (Associated Press)

Under the proposal, the school’s name, colors and mascot would not be changed, the Denver Post reported.

Retired Columbine Principal Frank DeAngelis, who was at the school in 1999, told KUSA he supports the idea.

“I don’t think anyone 20 years ago anticipated that in 2019 we’d be talking about this fascination with Columbine High School,” he said.

“I don’t think anyone 20 years ago anticipated that in 2019 we’d be talking about this fascination with Columbine High School.”

— Frank DeAngelis, retired principal

The superintendent added that at the time there was no guidance on what to do with a building after a school shooting but today experts recommend tearing schools down, KUSA reported.

“It wasn’t designed to handle the pressures that are put on it by this interest in Columbine that comes from around the world,” the superintendent said.

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If the community’s response to the proposal is favorable, the school board may put it to voters this year or next. It would cost taxpayers between $60 million and $70 million, district officials predict, according to the Denver Post.

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Panel falls from A-4 aircraft near in residential Las Vegas

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A panel from an A-4 aircraft fell from a plane during takeoff from Nellis Air Force Base on Thursday and landed near a residence in Las Vegas, authorities said.

There were no injuries and the company that owns the aircraft, Draken International, said it was looking into the matter.

Local reports said that city police responded to the scene at about 2:43 p.m. One witness told News3LV.com that he heard a loud boom and saw the green piece.

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The Federal Aviation Administration joined the investigation and said it was told a door fell from the plane.

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The Latest: LA-area gunman who set fire to home killed

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The Latest on a standoff with a gunman near Los Angeles (all times local):

8:10 p.m.

Authorities have shot and killed a gunman who held authorities at bay for hours in a bizarre standoff during which he set a home on fire and threw fireworks at officers.

Authorities say the man came out of a doorway with a shotgun and was shot Thursday evening after about a 6 ½-hour standoff in San Gabriel. He died at the scene.

KABC-TV says the situation began with a report of a family dispute involving a man with a gun.

Police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home. During a standoff, the man shot at officers from a window, set the home on fire, fled to the junk-filled backyard, threw fireworks from a guest house, hid in a boat and under a car on the property and engaged in other bizarre behavior.

At one point, the shirtless man crawled out from under a car with a cigarette in his mouth as he held two handguns.

Neighbors were evacuated and nearby Interstate 10 was closed for hours, stalling traffic for miles. ___

6:30 p.m.

Authorities have a surrounded a burning Los Angeles-area home where a gunman earlier fired at police.

Nobody has been hurt but the hours-long standoff continues in San Gabriel. Nearby Interstate 10 freeway has been shut down, jamming traffic for miles.

KABC-TV says the situation began Thursday afternoon with a report of a family dispute involving a man with a gun.

Authorities say the man exchanged gunfire with police and holed up inside one of several homes on the junk-filled property.

The house caught fire but because of the gunman, 30 firefighters can’t make a full-on attack.

At various times, the shirtless man, who has two handguns, jumped from the home, threw fireworks from a guest house, hid in a boat and truck and returned to the guest house.

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D-Day combat patches reproduced by California company honoring US soldiers

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To honor the soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy, a California company is reproducing combat patches from D-Day and making them available to relatives of those who fought in that epic battle.

“It is our way of giving back to the men and women who fight for our country,” says Ira Newman of Action Embroidery of Ontario, Calif.

The U.S. Army is unique among military branches in that all soldiers are required to wear a shoulder patch identifying their units. To those who serve, the patch is more than cloth and thread. It represents a brotherhood, lost or forgotten friends and a link to those who came before.

“He got shot twice in Germany and got wounded coming down,” said Barry Moss, a Marine-turned military librarian. His father parachuted into Normandy while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day.

“They had guys they served with and the next thing you know they were not there anymore,” said Moss, recalling one of the few stories his father shared about the war. Like many families, his father’s uniform and other memorabilia are in the attic.

U.S. forces invading Normandy were composed mainly of the following Army units: The First Army under Gen. Omar Bradley, the Fifth and Seventh Corps, the First, 4th and 29th Infantry Divisions, the 2nd Ranger Battalion and two airborne divisions, the 101st and 82nd.

Shoulder sleeve insignia, or SSI, are made to precise, government specs.

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For example, the First Army patch contains 9,082 stitches. The 1st Infantry, 4,200. Thread on the 4th Infantry patch is sewn with needles exactly two inches apart.

Each is specific, detailed and wrought with meaning. The 29th Infantry’s blue-gray design represents soldiers brought together from both sides of the Civil War. The 82nd Airborne’s “AA” means All-American. It is meant to depict soldiers from every state.

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Prior to 1960, each military branch designed its own insignia. Afterward, the Pentagon’s Institute of Heraldry standardized the task and awarded contracts. Today, all U.S. military patches are designed in Virginia and made domestically.

With permission and encouragement from the Pentagon, Newman’s company produced several hundred combat badges from each unit, all of which spilled blood on the beaches and fields of Normandy 75 years ago. Wives, sons and daughters of those brave men can obtain a patch honoring their service by emailing dday75@actionemb.com with a local address until the patches run out.

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D-Day veteran John McHugh recalls Normandy invasion: It was hell on earth

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In an appearance on “Shepard Smith Reporting,” World War II Army Cpl. John McHugh on Thursday recalled his harrowing experience as one of thousands of troops storming the beaches of Normandy, describing what he witnessed as “hell on earth.”

Marking the 75th anniversary of  D-Day, the 95-year-old first-generation Irish-American told how he had to crawl to safety, armed with nothing but a pistol after the machine gun-holding soldier he’d been partnered with died.

“You can’t really describe D-Day. You’re so, you’re petrified. You’re absolutely petrified,” McHugh said. “A guy falling over there, a guy falling over there. It’s hell. It’s just hell on earth. I can’t describe it any better. I don’t think anyone can really describe it. … Needless to say, I had a bad day.”

McHugh told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith that he “just kept crawling” up the beach, targeted by armed enemies he could not see.

“And as you crawled along the beach, what were you seeing and hearing?” asked Smith.

“A lot of dead bodies,” McHugh answered. “A lot of dead bodies … but you just keep going up. You gotta keep moving. But there were a lot of dead bodies.”

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The decorated soldier said he was fortunate that his division had “a lot of veterans” since he was, as he described himself, a “rookie scared stiff” when they stormed Normandy.

After the war, McHugh married his childhood sweetheart, Rosie McGee, and had three children, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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