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By Jack Burns

Countless concerned individuals are still searching for answers surrounding the mysterious death of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The official narrative, that a lone former Marine named Harvey Oswald assassinated him, is widely disputed.

All available documents from all government entities are required by the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 to be released on October 26th of 2017. But if history repeats itself, the Central Intelligence Agency may not release an entire volume of documents on Oswald, known as “volume 5.”

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Another weekend passes, celebrities slap each other on the back and bash Trump, students across the nation demand more statues come down, politicians promote various self-aggrandizing issues, and Chicago is a f##king bloodbath that no one seems to care about…

  • 2017 Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 10 killed, 30 wounded
  • 2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 38 wounded
  • 2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 47 wounded
  • 2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

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While the national corporate media focuses on white nationalists in Charlottesville and the tragic death of one person, The Burning Platform’s Jim Quinn reminds readers that the southside of Chicago continues to resemble Iraq during the worst of the war.

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A trial date has been set for an 18-year-old Ohio cheerleader who is accused of killing her newborn baby daughter, burning her body and burying he remains in her backyard last spring.

Brooke Skylar Richardson appeared in Warren County Court on Tuesday for a pre-trial conference, during which Judge Donald Oda II announced that her trial will begin on November 6.

Last week, Richardson pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated murder, child endangerment, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse in connection to the May death of her baby.

Brooke Skylar Richardson, second from left, an 18-year-old Ohio woman charged in the death of her newborn infant found buried outside her home Carlisle, arrives with her family for a pretrial hearing in Warren County Court Tuesday in Lebanon, Ohio

Brooke Skylar Richardson, second from left, an 18-year-old Ohio woman charged in the death of her newborn infant found buried outside her home Carlisle, arrives with her family for a pretrial hearing in Warren County Court Tuesday in Lebanon, Ohio

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‘Many may remember the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Returns starring Christian Bale. In the movie Batman searches in his computer for the jokers precise location and finds it down to the very floor of the building he is in. This technology has now become a reality and specialized police departments are beginning to use it to fight crime.

“A new surveillance system that collects and records information in real-time — and then lets trackers rewind, zoom in and follow certain targets — has hit the test market streets of Baltimore, Md., and Dayton, Ohio, and in at least one crime-fighting unit in California,” the Washington Times reported.

The surveillance software sounds a lot like Google earth with real time and TIVO like capabilities, able to search any individuals location and associations through out their day. A law enforcement officer could track your daily voyage from when you leave your home in the morning until you return in the evening.

The system will be able to track your daily trends, where you travel to, who you are with, when you visit and for how long. Any crimes you may commit throughout your day could be used against you.’

Read more: Police Receive God’s Eye Technology, Google Earth with Real Time Tivo Capabilities

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Two men have been arrested and a woman is at large after allegedly pimping out eight teenage girls in a sex trafficking ring that sprawled across three states.

California residents Quinton Brown, 30, and Gerald Lavell Turner, 32, were charged with pimping 13 female victims, including eight minors, for commercial sex work.

Along with Mia McNeil, 32, who is still at large, the three suspects face a total of 54 charges that include sex trafficking, pimping and identity theft, authorities said on Thursday.

The ring was busted six months after the initial probe was launched as investigators claim the three operated 16 brothel sites across California, Nevada and Texas.

Among the victims were eight young women between the ages of 15 and 17 years old. The five other victims were between the ages of 18 and 21.

Quinton Brown, 30, was charged with sex trafficking and pimping in three southwestern states on Thursday

Quinton Brown, 30, was charged with sex trafficking and pimping in three southwestern states on Thursday

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An Australian court has begun the trial of the most senior Vatican official that has ever been charged in Catholic Church sex abuse scandals.

Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis’ top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, made his first court appearance on Wednesday after being charged last month with sexual abuse of multiple individuals years earlier in his Australian home state of Victoria.

While the details of the charges against the 76-year-old cleric — who has maintained his innocence — are yet to be revealed to the public, police have described them as historical sexual assault offenses, which means the alleged crimes happened years ago.

The development came after Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse revealed earlier this year that seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of having sexually abused children across Australia over the past several decades.’

Read more: Australia tries Vatican official on child sex abuse charges

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Koran Rashad Lewis, 23, is the oldest of the three suspects arrested in Nevin's murder

Koran Rashad Lewis, 23, is the oldest of the three suspects arrested in Nevin’s murder

Two males and one female have been arrested in connection with the murder of a young mother who was found dead on the side of a road.

Jennifer Raven Nevin, 23, was found dead around noon on Monday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, spurring investigators to swiftly arrest and charge the three suspects, including one teen, in the murder.

Charged with murder are Koran Rashad Lewis, 23, Vida Milagros Confetti Duena, 20, and Kendrick Ky’Andre Marshall, 16, who can be charged as an adult under Alabama law.

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R&B singer R. Kelly is holding at least five women as part of a sex “cult,” according to parents and some former members of his inner circle.

According to three former crew members and the parents of one 21-year-old woman, who was lured by Kelly’s promise to promote her singing career, the singer keeps the women at his homes in Atlanta and Chicago, where he controls all aspects of their lives, reported Buzzfeed.

“R. Kelly is the sweetest person you will ever want to meet,” said Asante McGee, a former member of his inner circle. “But Robert is the devil.”

Kelly takes the woman’s cell phones, requires them to call him “daddy,” films their sexual encounters with him and shows the videos to friends, physically and verbally punishes them for minor infractions and restricts their contact with family members, according to the report.

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‘Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis’s key advisers, it has been reported.

The flat belonged to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse.

When police showed up, they found drugs and a group of men engaged in sexual activity, local reports state.

Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio – a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.

Coccopalmerio heads the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and was said to have once recommended his secretary for a promotion to bishop.’

Read more: Vatican police ‘break up drug-fuelled gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis’s key advisers’

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‘The US city of Chicago has celebrated a bloody Fourth of July weekend, with gunmen shooting at least 66 people, 8 of them fatally.

Gang crime and gun violence plagued most parts of the South and West sides from Friday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon, according to data kept by the Tribune.

Only on Tuesday, at least 1 person was shot killed and 6 others were wounded, authorities said.

At about 5:15 pm, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in his car by a passing gunman. He “was parked in a vehicle was not the intended target,” according to information police provided.

This comes as the Chicago Police Department took on about 1,300 police officers to work each day since Friday to patrol those neighborhoods and other areas where violence is high.’

Read more: Chicago violence leaves 66 shot and eight dead during July 4th Holiday

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Corporate media achieved a new level of absurdity last week, when Jesse Ball, writing for the Los Angeles Times, suggested every American be required to spend a stint behind bars every ten years as a veritable guarantee to improve conditions of incarceration in the United States.

In the piece titled, “Everyone should go to jail, say, once every ten years,” Ball writes,

A notable demand that is made upon the citizens of the United States of America is that of jury duty. Although many despise, hate and avoid it, there is a general sense that the task is necessary. We believe a society is only just if everyone shares in the apportionment of guilt.

To this demand of jury duty, I would like to add another, and in the same spirit. I propose that all citizens of the United States of America should serve a brief sentence of incarceration in our maximum-security penitentiaries. This service, which would occur for each person once in a decade, would help ensure that the quality of life within our prisons is sufficient for the keeping of human beings.

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