Regarding the Central Park Five, America’s douchebag-in-chief stands by his douchebaggery.

Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, three of the five men known as the Central Park Five who were falsely accused of raping a jogger and later exonerated by DNA evidence that identified the real rapist.

Anyone who's watched more than one American crime drama knows that dubious methods including threats of physical violence, can and have been used by law enforcement to coerce confessions out of persons who were accused of serious crimes only for such suspects to be later absolved of all guilt following sufficient forensic investigation.

In 1989, the horrific rape of a Central Park jogger…


Twitter reacts to orchestrated condolence meeting between Khashoggi’s son and Saudi royals.

Twitter reacted harshly to a painstakingly choreographed public moment that was meant to contain the fallout from Jamal Khashoggi’s death by of all things staging a meeting between Mr Khashoggi’s son and Khashoggi’s suspected killers.

And much to the puzzlement of the Saudi royal court, Mr Khashoggi’s gruesome death refuses to budge from the headlines and is creating a substantially bigger stink than Mr Khashoggi’s killers had anticipated. …


I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that some of the perpetrators of Rwanda’s genocide disputed the actual chronology of events, and argued in their own defence that the killings which took place between April and July 1994 were merely a spontaneous outpouring of pent up and justifiable rage that was aimed at cutting down an oppressive class. …

Helen Ikua

Amateur writer with a simple take on life.

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