Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday Globe Off the Beaten Path

Right from the start:

The twisted, fatal journey of the accused Appalachian Trail killer


Cape Cod man charged in slaying on Appalachian trail was playing guitar before deadly attack
Man wrote disturbing Facebook posts before alleged Appalachian Trail attack
Appalachian Trail stabbing highlights challenge of intervening on behalf of the mentally ill

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Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks is rescued in Maui forest

Utah climber dies after climbing up Everest

That's when I got lost.

The commencement speech playbook

Don't mention the scandal.

The Bruins could do something unprecedented if they win the Cup


"Trump enlists Barr on ‘new front’ in attack on intelligence agencies" by Michael S. Schmidt and Julian E. Barnes New York Times, May 25, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump tried somewhat clumsily last year to revoke the security clearance of the former CIA director who played a role in opening the Russia investigation. He then wanted to release classified documents to prove he was the target of a “witch hunt.”

Why doesn't the Times mention Brennan, the CIA director that lied to Congre$$ and passed the piss-pee dossier to Reid and McCain so they could send it over to the Justice Department, while leaving the impression that the security clearance wasn't revoked (it was)?

Both attempts petered out, hampered by aides who slow-rolled the president and Justice Department officials who fought Trump, warning that he was jeopardizing national security, but this past week, Attorney General William Barr engineered a new approach. At Barr’s urging, Trump granted him new authorities to examine the start of the Russia investigation, showing a new level of sophistication for an old line of attack. Unlike Trump’s hollow threats and name-calling, Barr’s examination of how the intelligence community investigated the Trump campaign could offer a more effective blueprint for the president to take aim at his perceived political enemies.

That is why Democrats want to hold Barr in contempt.

Only perceived enemies, 'eh, NYT?

Trump took the highly unusual step on Thursday of granting Barr the power to declassify the most closely guarded secrets of the CIA and the country’s 15 other intelligence agencies. Barr had asked for the authority to facilitate his review of the intelligence agencies’ involvement in the early stages of the Russia investigation.

I'm sure he will run into resistance as those agencies attempt to cover their ass!

The president delegated it hours after declaring that several officials overseeing the inquiry had committed treason, a capital offense.

It was, and were the show on the other foot the pre$$ would be howling about it!

Trump’s latest action is a drastic escalation of his yearslong assault on the intelligence community. Since taking office, he has tried to cement the narrative that the Obama administration illegally spied on his campaign, making an apparent attempt to distract from the investigation into his associates’ ties to Russia.

Fuck you, NYT!

Now he appears to have in Barr an aide willing to open an investigation to prove Trump’s suspicions.

They are just suspicions, huh? 


Barr has not made his motivation clear, but in three months as attorney general, he has aligned himself with the president’s dim view of the inquiry. He declined to knock down the notion that the Russia investigation was a witch hunt, described investigative efforts into the Trump campaign as “spying,” and began the multiagency review into the roots of the investigation. Barr also cleared Trump of wrongdoing in the obstruction of justice inquiry by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, whose investigators pointedly declined to do so.

Barr served as a driving force in securing the power to declassify government secrets, and the lead-up to Thursday’s announcement demonstrated an amount of planning that went beyond previous similar forays by Trump and his aides. In July, when they announced that they planned to take away the security clearance of former FBI director James Comey, they had not done the homework to discover he no longer had one.

Yeah, those doofs over there.

Barr asked for the White House to grant him additional, far-reaching powers for his review, according to two administration officials. The White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, who was an assistant to Barr during his first stint as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, oversaw the effort to grant Barr’s request, the officials said, and though the White House was ready to release the memo outlining his new powers, Barr asked for the White House to wait until he had taken care of outstanding business, including telling the heads of all the relevant intelligence agencies about the coming change.

When the White House released the memo Thursday evening, it landed with authority and a presentation that signaled a concerted effort unlike Trump’s tweets or stream-of-consciousness comments to reporters. The document was written in legalese and issued as a memorandum on White House letterhead.

For Democrats, Barr’s newfound powers served as a sign that Trump had found a new, and potentially effective, tool in his war on the deep state.

Related: New York Times Admits Deep State Exists

They just confirmed it!

“This is a president who will lash out and destroy anything if he believes it will suit his interests,” said Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee. “And he now has a capable lieutenant in the attorney general to help him do just that.”

That was the end of my vague print version that turned it all into politics! 

I gue$$ it is too much to expect the pre$$ to investigate the Obama or Clinton lawlessness and corruption, not when they are one-sided, agenda-pushing protectors and obfuscators (remember the IRS scandal, Snowden, Fast and Furious, etc?).

This is what the web version added:

Democrats and some current and former national security officials are concerned about Barr’s inquiry into the intelligence agencies partly because it upends the relationship between the law enforcement and intelligence communities.

Maybe that is what they need!

After fears grew that the Nixon administration had politicized the intelligence agencies in the 1970s, the Justice Department emerged as a neutral overseer of the intelligence agencies.

That's the point!

Nixon only used the intelligence and law enforcement agencies to help cover it up; in this case, those agencies were used by the administration and were complicit in the illegal and outrageous actions.

efforts to personalize and politicize law enforcement inverted that order. 

That is what OBAMA DID!! 

Must be why he is laying low, huh?

By moving forward with the review, Barr is bolstering the president’s unfounded claims that a so-called deep state spied on his campaign.

It wasn't described as a so-called deep state in print!

Little more than a month after taking office, Trump accused Obama and the FBI on Twitter of illegally wiretapping Trump Tower. The tweets set off a firestorm, and White House officials and the president’s aides scrambled unsuccessfully to prove Trump’s assertions.

Trump has also frequently been at odds with the intelligence agencies. 

Yeah, he better be careful. 

A guy got his head taken off for that!

He also prompted harsh criticism from former national security officials, but his efforts to target them were ultimately futile.

They accelerated in July when the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that the administration was considering revoking the clearances of Comey; John O. Brennan, the CIA director under President Obama; Michael Hayden, who was a CIA director under President George W. Bush; and others.

The White House said a month later that the president was ordering the revocation of Brennan’s clearance, but the White House never followed through with the complex bureaucratic work it would have taken to strip the clearance, according to a person familiar with the process.

He does that a lot!

This year, after Coats and Gina Haspel, the CIA director, offered assessments of the threat from Iran and North Korea at odds with Trump’s messaging, he unleashed a barrage of attacks on Twitter, suggesting they go back to school.

Haspel has been careful to cultivate a good relationship with both Trump and Barr, according to officials, but the latest inquiry will test her ability to stay in the good graces of her bosses, and the rank and file.

That's Bloody Gina, for those that don't know.

Former officials said that if Trump was intent on calling out individual intelligence officers as he has with the FBI, Haspel would face an outcry. “What the leadership should do is say, ‘I am vouching for the information. If there is a problem, the problem is with me,’ ” said John Sipher, a former CIA officer. 

Where were you guys in 2003 before the invasion of Iraq?!!

If Haspel shares the identities of CIA informants outside the agency and the information leaks, he warned, she will lose credibility within the CIA.

She has already lost it outside, so.....

Schiff predicted that both Coats and Haspel would defend the integrity of their agencies against any attacks by the White House or give up their posts like former Defense secretary Jim Mattis.

“If it gets to a point they are asked to do things that are unlawful or jeopardize the men and women that work within the [intelligence community], they should speak out,” he said, “and, if necessary, follow the example of Secretary Mattis.”

And do what, run for president?


He's Trump’s stooge, and that's why the Democrats are moving on impeachment:

"Trump and Pelosi trade barbs, both questioning the other’s fitness" by Glenn Thrush and Michael Tackett New York Times May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — The war of words between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi escalated in dramatic fashion on Thursday, with each leader questioning the other’s temperament and fitness in highly personal terms.

The dueling remarks signaled a startling acceleration in his fight with the speaker and congressional Democrats who have undertaken multiple investigations of the president, with many in the party saying that the president’s conduct has warranted an impeachment inquiry.

A group of farmers and ranchers, some wearing cowboy hats in the White House, stood behind Trump at an event to announce $16 billion in aid, in part to compensate them for lost income due to his trade policies with China.

See: Trump pledges $16b to farmers

That did not last long.

Instead the president turned the attention to his fight with Pelosi.

The farmers stood and stared.

The president then enlisted a series of aides — Kellyanne Conway, Mercedes Schlapp, Sarah Sanders, Larry Kudlow, and Hogan Gidley — to bolster his contention that he was calm during his brief meeting on Wednesday with Pelosi and other Democratic leaders in Congress.

One by one, they acceded to his wishes, and affirmed his characterization in a ritual rarely seen in democratic governments.

It was the second day in a row that Trump had bitterly attacked the Democrats, in sessions that were a rambling blend of his consistent list of villains in the Russian inquiry, larded with a heavy ladle of aggrievement.

Pelosi said on Thursday that House Democrats were “not on a path to impeachment,” even as she accused Trump of trying to whip her caucus into a distracting political battle by stonewalling congressional oversight.

Her remarks — intended to belittle Trump in the same way he denigrates his political opponents — are part of a calculated campaign by the speaker to pair public comments with private calls for House Democrats to avoid being goaded into impeachment.

Isn't that bullying then?

His response just hours later suggested that it was working.

According to whom?

Pelosi faced down calls from about 25 House Democrats who want her to move immediately on impeachment during a meeting with her caucus on Wednesday. Instead she urged them to “follow the facts” by allowing court cases to play out before passing final judgment.

Since then, a federal court on Wednesday affirmed the House’s right to obtain Trump’s financial records, the second such ruling this week.

RelatedTrump appeals ruling that backed subpoenas for bank records

“What really got to him,” Pelosi said, was “these court cases and the fact that the House Democratic caucus is not on a path to impeachment.”

“That’s where he wants us to be,” she told reporters, adding, “The White House is just crying out for impeachment” to divide Democrats and take the focus off the president’s failures and policy inaction.

Think of how ridiculous that statement is. Someone should check her mental state.

Earlier Thursday, during a closed-door session with her caucus, Pelosi made the case more explicitly, arguing that the president hoped to provoke impeachment in order to achieve public exoneration by the Republican-controlled Senate, which acts as the final arbiter on impeachment hearings.

Why risk it?

For the moment, Pelosi seems to have stopped a mass defection of Democrats to the pro-impeachment cause, but to do so, allies said, she must avoid the appearance that she is being soft on Trump.

That appears to mean amplifying her criticism of him, and giving public voice to opinions about the president that she has kept private until now.

On Thursday, she jokingly referenced the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which allows a president to be removed from office if it is determined that he is “unable to discharge the duties of the office.”

“Article 25, that’s a good idea,” she added.

An aide later said she was referring to the 25th Amendment.


Related: Nancy Pelosi Has Stage 6 Dementia

Thus the New York Times and Washington Post are rushing to her defense while the Globe looks into Trump's state of mind.


"Chicago bank CEO accused of bribing Manafort for administration job" by Renae Merle Washington Post, May 23, 2019

Stephen Calk, a former economic adviser to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was indicted Thursday for allegedly approving $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for his help seeking a top post in the administration.

Calk, the founder of mortgage lender Federal Savings Bank of Chicago, illegally used the bank’s resources to curry favor with Manafort, ignoring internal standards and lying to regulators, according to the indictment unsealed in the Southern District of New York.

As the bank rushed through the loans, Calk gave Manafort a list ranking the senior administrative jobs he wanted, starting with Treasury Secretary, the indictment alleges. The list also included 19 ambassadorships, including to the United Kingdom, according to the indictment.

Calk ultimately was interviewed as a candidate for undersecretary of the Army but didn’t get the job, prosecutors said.

‘‘Stephen M. Calk abused the power entrusted to him as the top official of a federally insured bank by approving millions of dollars in high-risk loans in an effort to secure a personal benefit,’’ Manhattan acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement.

Calk pleaded not guilty Thursday and was released on $5 million bail after making a brief appearance in Manhattan federal court. His attorney, Jeremy Margolis, called the charges a ‘‘travesty.’’

The indictment is a reminder of the financial crush that was facing Manafort during the same months when he was working as Trump’s campaign chairman, a job he won in part by arguing to Trump that he was independently wealthy and thus able to work for free.

At Manafort’s trial last year, prosecutors presented evidence that he was in fact swimming in debt while working for the campaign and struggling to juggle mortgages on several pricey properties.....


Just wondering what all that had to do with Russian collusion, etc.

Time to shoot up:

"California Assembly approves supervised injection facility, faces federal opposition" by Katie Zezima Washington Post, May 25, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

The California Assembly has passed a bill allowing San Francisco to open a facility where people can use illegal drugs under supervision, one of several local efforts nationwide to curb overdose deaths that has drawn opposition from the federal government.

Why not just legalize the shit then?

The bill’s passage comes months after the Justice Department sued to block a Philadelphia nonprofit organization from opening what is known as a supervised injection facility. Such sites allow people to use illicit drugs, but they also allow medical professionals to monitor users and help them immediately in the case of overdoses.

Officials in San Francisco contend that opening such a facility is necessary to help alleviate the city’s chronic drug and homelessness problem, which has led to open-air drug use and needles and other drug paraphernalia being strewn on city streets. Democratic Mayor London Breed has pushed for the facility to go forward.

“She’s been clear that we have a crisis, an injection crisis, on our streets,’’ said Jeff Cretan, a spokesman for Breed.

‘‘A safe injection site will obviously help not only reduce the needles that are on our sidewalks . . . just as importantly, it will provide a space where people can go when they are ready to seek treatment.’’

San Francisco is one of several cities that have vowed to open supervised injection sites despite the federal government saying they are illegal. Democratic Mayor Libby Schaaf of neighboring Oakland introduced a resolution to the City Council this month asking that the bill paving the way for San Francisco’s site also include Oakland.

City officials in Ithaca, N.Y.; Denver; Seattle; and New York City have expressed interest in opening safe injection facilities, as has a legislative committee in Massachusetts.

All these liberal cities are garbage pits!

The municipalities argue that the facilities would help alleviate the nation’s opioid epidemic, which killed more than 47,000 people in 2017. Most of the deaths have been driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.

That's more than the wars, hey!

The Trump administration argued in the Philadelphia case that opening such a facility would violate federal law under a statute used to prosecute crack houses. Government lawyers say that allowing the use of illegal drugs would exacerbate the nation’s opioid epidemic, but officials in California say they are not cowed.

Yeah, the “California legislators tend not to be intimated by the Trump administration.’’

San Francisco would be a pilot site for the state; officials would gather information and data about how the facility functions and whether it could be replicated elsewhere. Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener said the facilities are necessary because they shift the focus on addiction away from punishment and toward helping drug abusers.

“It’s a health issue, not a criminal issue, and we need to take approaches that are science-based, not fear-based, and we know from experience around the world that safe injection sites work,’’ he said.

Supervised injection facilities operate in Australia, Canada, and Europe. Officials from US cities have visited a large supervised facility in Vancouver, Canada.

RelatedStench in Vancouver parkades prompts calls for relief

It's been a problem for a long time, and the mayor wants to bring it to Bo$ton.

A Philadelphia delegation led by Democrat Ed Rendell, a former city mayor and Pennsylvania governor, was among them. Rendell has been a vocal supporter of the city’s facility, called Safehouse. The group has claimed the facility would be consistent with existing law because it would provide access to medical treatment and overdose services, which are not prohibited by federal statute.....

He is also known as Dirty Eddie.


Now here is a pill for you.


"The union representing San Francisco police officers demanded Saturday that its chief resign, accusing him of blaming officers for raids that he ordered to determine who leaked a police report to a freelance journalist. Chief William Scott acknowledged Friday that the searches were probably illegal and apologized for the way his department handled the investigation, telling the San Francisco Chronicle, “I’m sorry that this happened.”

Yeah, NOW!

"My daughter is an avid consumer of the news. Unlike myself at her age, she's genuinely interested in political news -- news about climate change, racial and gender justice, and the next election....."

She isn't interested in the wars based on lies?

"Attacks on a free press aren’t any less objectionable when they occur in a liberal-leaning city, and it’s troubling that San Francisco officials seem to have lost sight of the media’s protected and vital role in our democracy....."

It's all about San Francisco with no mention of Assange!

Also see:

"At least two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a bar in New Jersey's capital city, wounding 10 people, two critically, but the motive for the shooting remains unknown, authorities said....."

"A male juvenile was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot another juvenile during a fight in the central Massachusetts town of Oxford late Saturday afternoon, police said....."

Time to go fishing:

"He has a written warning from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. He has a collection of social media posts accusing him of being a fraudster, and he has a boat he is trying to sell because he does not care to go fishing again any time soon. The dispute about Tom Volk’s walleye — which became the subject of a criminal investigation, a podcast, and dozens of posts on the message boards — is an only-in-2019 chapter to a generations-old argument about what qualifies as a fishing record......"

That's when I threw it back.

She nearly drowned in a flood. Then came the tornado

Storms and tornadoes wreak havoc in Missouri

At least the disaster aid is on its way.

Forecasts call for a normal hurricane season

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

More bull$hit:

"Matador’s decision to wipe the face of a dying bull sparks outrage" by Jacob Bogage Washington Post, May 16, 2019

Spain’s bullfighting season, which begins in earnest after the Feria de Abril, a weeklong cultural festival that began as a cattle exposition in the 19th century, is off to a controversial start. A famous matador’s artistic flourish cast an international shadow over the activity insiders consider more ritual than sport, and has further divided Spaniards over bullfighting’s place in society.

After matador Morante de la Puebla struck the final fatal blow to a bull last Friday, he produced a handkerchief from his ornate outfit and dabbed blood from around the animal’s eyes and nose.

The move outraged animal welfare activists who saw the act as mocking an already conquered beast. Silvia Barquero, leader of animal rights party PACMA, called Morante ‘‘twisted and perverse’’ in a tweet, said he showed an ‘‘eerie lack of empathy’’ and called for the abolition of bullfighting, but the move delighted bullfighting aficionados who considered it an act of utmost artistic expression.

Spanish newspapers cover bullfighting in arts and culture sections and assign critics to review prominent matadors.....


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Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

They will no longer be accepting elephants from Botswana.

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

As if anyone would believe the WHO now!

It looks like their swan song before the euthanization and fossilization


Campaign aims to keep judge’s copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ in UK

It was authored by Theresa May, and it will make you cry.


Young adults are told to save for retirement as soon as possible. But is this the best advice?

"A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. Anheuser-Busch’s ad drew a rebuke from the National Corn Growers Association, which thanked MillerCoors for its support. In its lawsuit, MillerCoors said it’s ‘‘not ashamed of its use of corn syrup as a fermentation aid.’’

Bottoms up!


Family hopes for justice after arrest in Amesbury teen’s death

Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial vandalized again

Veterans official on suspect identified in memorial vandalism

‘Pray for the 33-year-old Dorchester man, who was not identified, [and] was taken into custody without incident Saturday morning,’ and on the bright side, the memorial is “all fixed and ready to go for Memorial Day.”

Family and friends take ‘pride and honor’ in tribute to fallen Mass. soldier

He was firefighter before becoming a soldier.

How the city’s cultural institutions are attempting to confront racism


"The Museum of Fine Arts found itself under siege Thursday as educators, politicians, and civil-rights activists assailed the renowned institution over reports that minority students from a Dorchester middle school were subjected to racial insults and close security during a field trip....."

I'm told it's not an isolated event, it’s a microcosm of life in America (but it smells like an agenda pushing pos), an unexpected lesson about racism, and a teaching moment for MFA and the city as a whole.

"After racism uproar, MFA bans 2 members and pledges to change protocols" by Danny McDonald and Zoe Greenberg Globe Staff May 24, 2019

After an uproar over racism allegations, the Museum of Fine Arts said Friday it has banned two members who made offensive comments to visiting students from a Dorchester middle school last week, and pledged to change its protocols for museum staff and guards.

The announcement came two days after top MFA administrators issued a public apology to seventh-grade students from Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy who said they were subjected to racist remarks and treatment from museum staff and at least two patrons during a May 16 field trip.

On Friday, the MFA released its findings on the incidents that occurred that day, announcing that it had served “no-trespass, cease-and-desist letters to two visitors who used offensive and inappropriate language when they came into contact with the students.” Museum officials said they had video footage and a witness who confirmed the two patrons made the remarks, and that they were able to identify the two as MFA members.

Do they have any audio?

In one incident, a teacher from the school reported a student overheard a patron likening the student to a stripper as she danced to music, and in the second case, a patron complained that “there’s [expletive] black kids in the way.”

Related(?)Southbridge teacher arrested after allegedly placing live ammunition in school stairwell

Are you sick of the false flag bakeries and lies yet? 

You kids learning anything?

The Davis Academy students also said they had been singled out for scrutiny by museum security staff as they progressed through exhibits, while other groups of white students were left alone. Additionally, it was alleged a museum worker at one point told students, “No food, no drink, no watermelon.” There is a long history in this country of watermelon being used as a racist trope.

Are they sure they heard that right?

More than 90 percent of Davis Academy’s 216 students are African-American or Latino, while 95 percent of the school’s staff are people of color.

In an interview, MFA Director Matthew Teitelbaum said the museum was not able to determine whether a staffer used the word “watermelon.” There was no audio evidence of the staffer’s remarks to students, Teitelbaum said, and the employee who greeted the group recalled relaying a standard disclosure, that “no food, no drink, and no water bottles” were allowed in the galleries, according to the museum’s statement Friday.

And there you go!

“There is no way to definitely confirm or deny what was said or heard in the galleries,” the museum said. “Regardless, the MFA is committed to providing additional training for all frontline staff on how to engage with incoming school groups about policies and guidelines.”

And there you go!

Davis Academy principal Arturo J. Forrest called the banning of the two patrons “a step in the right direction,” but said he was not surprised with the museum’s conclusion over the “watermelon” remark.

“It doesn’t discount the fact that our students feel as though that was said. I don’t get caught up so much in the words, because that’s usually how it goes, and I explained that to our students,” Forrest said. “When it comes down to words, it’s always a way out of it.”


Forrest said the Davis community was still reeling from what had happened and had not fully processed the MFA’s findings, but he said the Davis students had handled the situation with grace and added he was proud of how they represented themselves to MFA officials.

This is such a pile of crap!

Teitelbaum said no museum staff were disciplined in the wake of the controversy, but the MFA said it will take measure to “adapt security procedures” to make sure that all visitors feel welcome.


“What’s deeply important to me is that a museum has to stand for a set of values, therefore we have a responsibility for finding ways to bring those values alive in the museum space and in everything that we do,” he said in a phone interview.....

Yeah, they are ‘imperfect, and we need to . . . raise their standards’ -- even if it never happened!


RelatedFashion takes center stage at MassArt student showcase

What, no protests? 

I guess all is forgotten, 'eh?

Seven beaches in Greater Boston aced water quality tests last year

That is what they told Flint!

People in Quincy, Weymouth may have been exposed to child with measles

He is from New Hampshire, and turns out he just has a bad reaction to the vaccine!!!!!

Also see:

"Three men from Massachusetts were among 12 arrested in New Hampshire Friday as part of “Operation Cyber Guardian,” which targets people who attempt to sexually exploit children online, authorities said. Keith Colantonio, 37, of Milford, and Samuel Da Silva, 41, of Chelsea, were both charged with one count of certain uses of prohibited computer services, a class B felony. Alex Kinney, 28, of North Chelmsford, was charged with one count of certain uses of prohibited computer services and two counts of indecent exposure and lewdness, also a class B felony, Sergeant John Peracchi, commander of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said in a statement released Friday. “The operation resulted in 12 arrests for individuals that traveled for the purpose of meeting and having sexual contact with a minor,” the statement said. The other men charged include seven from New Hampshire, and one each from Maryland and Vermont, officials said. The investigation was a coordinated effort among the Nashua, Lebanon, and Portsmouth police departments, the Department of Homeland Security, the Stafford, Cheshire, and Grafton county sheriff’s departments, and the U.S. Secret Service, according to the statement. “Predators are forewarned that we will use all of our resources available to make sure there is no safe place to hide for those who would victimize children,” the statement said. Arraignment information was not immediately available Saturday."

That would be the Church:

"A Massachusetts priest who was defrocked for child sexual abuse and was portrayed in the movie ‘‘Spotlight” is going to prison for a second time — this time in Maine. A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Paquin to serve 16 years in state prison for sexually abusing an altar boy during trips to Maine in the 1980s. Paquin, 76, already served more than 10 years in prison in Massachusetts for sexually abusing another altar boy in that state. Justice Wayne Douglas said he didn’t detect expressions of remorse or responsibility from Paquin....."

That was a good movie -- back when the Globe was a decent paper. Now it is nothing but a piece of one-sided, agenda-pushing $hit.