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My Life as a Crime Scene Cleaner

“I felt pain in my heart for this man. It’s sad when someone leaves this earth, but the ones left behind are the most affected. We are the ones who go on living…and remembering.” What is left in the silent moments after the grim reaper has come and gone? The author of Bloodstains and Ball Gowns: My Life as a Crime Scene Cleaner discovers the answer once she leaves a glamorous life in the beauty industry to begin her ‘secret life’ in the underworld of crime scene cleaning. She enters a world that tells what happens in the neighborhood when the sun goes down, when blood is spilt and lives are lost. Her world becomes one of caravan parks, views of dried grass and withered trees through smashed windows, and the blood, gore and aftermath of tragedies when love goes wrong. Her job is to make it look as though it never happened.

Fund to support farm attack victims – AfriForum

AfriForum creates fund to support farm attack victims 

24 May 2018

The civil rights watchdog AfriForum today announced that it had created a fund to offer specifically financial help to farm attack victims. “We should do all in our power to ensure that their human dignity is intact; we have to remember and tell every farm attack victim’s story,” says Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Community Safety. 

Cameron says that people do not always realise what the impact of a farm attack has on those who are affected by it. “It is not only traumatic, but also robs people of an integral part of their human dignity. Many victims are already destitute and have no other refuge as the place where they were attacked – they are therefore continuously confronted with the scene of their worst nightmare,” Cameron says.

AfriForum’s 911 trauma unit does not only provide food to destitute victims, but also helps

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Pregnant veteran loses unborn child after boyfriend stabs her …

The couple was together in their third-floor apartment on Walton Ave. around 12:30 a.m. when Alvarez flew into a violent rage, repeatedly knifing his fiancée, officials said. He prevented her from getting help for half an hour as she bled out, then changed into a navy blue polo shirt and jeans before fleeing into the night, officials said. Alvarez, 30, surrendered around 4 a.m. to police at Transit District 11.

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/stabbed-pregnant-woman-loses-unborn-child-bronx-article-1.4002884

Pregnant veteran loses unborn child after boyfriend stabs her multiple times in Bronx: cops

The couple was together in their third-floor apartment on Walton Ave. around 12:30 a.m. when Alvarez flew into a violent rage, repeatedly knifing his fiancée, officials said. He prevented her from getting help for half an hour as she bled out, then changed into a navy blue polo shirt and jeans before fleeing into the night, officials said. Alvarez, 30, surrendered around 4 a.m. to police at Transit District 11.

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/stabbed-pregnant-woman-loses-unborn-child-bronx-article-1.4002884

Pregnant veteran loses unborn child after berserk boyfriend stabs her multiple times in Bronx apartment

Live-in boyfriend Oscar Alvarez, 30, surrendered around 4 a.m. to police at Transit District 11, improbably claiming the multiple stabbing was an “accident,” sources said.

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DA fighting clemency request by convicted IE killer Kevin Cooper – KABC

“I didn’t even know what I was looking at,” said Bill Hughes, shaking his head. “It was just an unreal scene.”

It’s been nearly 35 years since he discovered the horrific crime scene inside a Chino Hills home.

Four people were found dead, including his 11-year old son Chris Hughes, who was there the night before for a sleepover. The only survivor was an 8-year old boy who was found with his throat slashed. That boy’s sister, and both his parents were the other three victims who were killed.

“Their bedroom was a total mess, I thought someone had thrown paint on the walls,” said Hughes. “But it was blood.”

The man who was eventually convicted was Kevin Cooper.

At trial, prosecutors said Cooper, who had previous burglary convictions and was wanted for rape and kidnapping in a case out of Pennsylvania, had just escaped from the Chino Institute for Men two days prior to

Read more at: http://abc7.com/da-fights-clemency-bid-by-convicted-killer-kevin-cooper/3504574/

Family of Delroy Walker faced with bloody crime scene after charity worker’s death

The devastated family of Birmingham charity worker Delroy Walker had to rinse his blood from the walls of his Jamaican dream home.

Eight relatives who travelled to the sunshine island in a heartbreaking hunt for answers were confronted by the full horror of Delroy’s last days when allowed into the crime scene by detectives.

Furniture was smashed, the signs of a life-or-death struggle lay scattered before them and walls and floors were caked in blood.

Yet this was 10 DAYS after the death of Delroy, who had recently moved back to his native Jamaica to start a new life.

The 63-year-old was an active supporter of West Bromwich charity Friends of Brandon Hill, and a man with strong family links to the West Midlands.

Delroy was stabbed to death in the Rio Nuevo home he had purchased less than a year earlier.

Wife Pauline had flown back to their South London home only days before the

Read more at: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/family-delroy-walker-faced-bloody-14676663

Santa Fe Shooting: What Happens Now?

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

We’re going to start the program today in Santa Fe, Texas, just one day after a gunman turned the tight-knit community’s high school into a horrific crime scene. Ten people are confirmed dead, and the gunman, a student, is in custody. NPR’s Cory Turner is there in Santa Fe and has this story.

CORY TURNER, BYLINE: If any one voice captures the pain and the resilience of Santa Fe, a community still rebuilding in many ways after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last year, it’s Congressman Randy Weber. He spoke earlier today at a press conference.

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RANDY WEBER: We’ll pull together. We will grieve together. We will love one another. We’ll work together. We did it after Harvey – still doing it after Harvey. We’ll do it after this.

TURNER: On the drive into this small town,

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Noch keine Export-Weltmeister: So schlugen sich deutsche TV-Serien zuletzt im …

Gesamtwirtschaftlich gilt Deutschland als Export-Weltmeister. Kraftfahrzeuge, Maschinen und Chemieerzeugnisse verschicken die Deutschen in alle Welt, doch im Serienbereich ist es gerade umgekehrt. Hier importiert Deutschland Qualitäts-Serien vornehmlich aus den USA und wagte sich das deutsche Fernsehen doch mal an anspruchsvolle Projekte, fanden diese wenn überhaupt nur innerhalb der Landesgrenzen Beachtung. Es gibt natürlich auch Ausnahmen. So wurde vor einigen Jahren der außergewöhnliche internationale Erfolg von «Kommissar Rex» bekannt. Die Münchner Vertriebsfirma Beta Film hatte die Serie in mehr als 110 Länder verkauft, nach Island, Japan oder Südafrika. Doch bei «Kommissar Rex» handelt es sich eher um leicht konsumierbare TV-Ware, nicht mit den US-Serien zu vergleichen, die den Weltmarkt erobern und dabei noch medial eine ungemeine Aufmerksamkeit generieren.

Erst in den vergangenen Jahren machten deutsche Serien auch international etwas auf sich aufmerksam. Durch die steigende Zahl an Spielern im Serien-Geschäft stieg die Produktion an qualitativ hochwertigen Serien-Formaten

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