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MS teacher planned to take student across state lines to elope, charged with felony sexual battery: Report

A former teacher in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, who has been accused of having sexual relations with a student, was granted bond. Then, a disturbing detail was revealed.

Jackson County Sheriff Captain Kristen Johnson testified, saying “[h]e (James Donald Hawkins II) said that they had made plans to go to Louisiana to elope, and things were moving faster than they originally expected,” according to WLOX.

During her testimony, Jackson said Hawkins, 38, had sex with the 17-year-old victim at his home and in the parking lot of the Walmart in Ocean Springs.

Hawkins, who previously taught physics at a high school in the Ocean Springs school district, was arrested on November 30 and charged with felony sexual battery.

The authorities stated that the investigation is still ongoing and that more charges could be on the way.

The New York Post reported Johnson said “[t]he victim said that it began in the springtime of 2023 before the last school year ended,” adding that “[a]ccording to Mr. Hawkins, he admitted they had sex approximately one time a month, including at his house and in her car.”

The home that Hawkins apparently had the sexual encounter in was the same house that he shared with his wife and their toddler, according to the Sun Herald.

Hawkins’ bond was apparently set for $150,000, and the judge went on to say that he needed to stay away from the student and her family.

School officials released a statement, saying that the accusations made against the former teacher were “disturbing and intolerable.”

“OSSD is deeply troubled by the arrest and charges announced today by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department involving one of our teachers,” the school district said.

“James Hawkins was terminated from OSSD when district officials were informed of his arrest and subsequent charges by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department this evening.”

Hawkins had been teaching at Ocean Springs High School for over a year. Before the high school job, he worked in physics as a graduate student at Mississippi State University, according to LinkedIn.

His profile mentioned that he completed his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi State between 2005 and 2019. Following completion of the degree, he reportedly worked as a professors’ assistant and physics lab graduate teaching assistant.

Hawkins’ lawyer, Cameron McCormick, and the school district did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

However, the school district confirmed to local news outlets that Hawkins had been terminated following the revelation.

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Elon Musk reactivates X account of Alex Jones, InfoWars host shares Andrew Tate post telling ‘globalists to get f***ed’

Elon Musk reinstated the X social media account of Alex Jones early Sunday. Jones had been banned for five years from the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

Musk asked on Saturday: “Reinstate Alex Jones on this platform? Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei” is a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

With nearly 2 million votes, more than 70% overwhelmingly declared that Jones should have his X account reinstated.

“The people have spoken and so it shall be,” Musk tweeted after the poll ended.

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Speaking on concerns regarding Jones spreading misinformation, Musk declared, “It is a safe bet that Community Notes will respond rapidly to any AJ post that needs correction.”

Early Sunday morning, Jones made his first action on his reactivated X account by reposting controversial influencer Andrew Tate.

Jones retweeted a post from Tate that read: “To show respect to Alex Jones for his triumphant return and to show respect to Elon being a hero – tell a globalist to get f***ed today.”

InfoWars noted, “Expect a post soon from Alex on @RealAlexJones.”

Jones was banned from Twitter in 2018 for violating the company’s “abusive behavior policy” by the social media company’s prior management.

Musk previously hinted that he would not reinstate Jones because Jones falsely claimed on his InfoWars show that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax.

In November 2022, Megaupload founder and former CEO Kim Dotcom urged Musk to reinstate Jones in a Twitter post. Kim Dotcom conceded that Jones “f***ed up with Sandy Hook,” but that the InfoWars host apologized and “got a lot of ‘conspiracy theories’ right.” Kim Dotcom argued, “If serial liars like Biden and Trump are allowed on Twitter then Alex Jones should be allowed too.”

Musk responded, “My firstborn child died in my arms. I felt his last heartbeat. I have no mercy for anyone who would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame.”

Jones filed for bankruptcy in December after a judge ordered him to pay $1.5 billion to the families of the victims of the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

It appears that the official InfoWars X account is still suspended since being banned in 2018.

Musk also used an X poll in November to decide to reactivate the social media account of former President Donald Trump. The Tesla CEO also reactivated the suspended accounts of Kanye West and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

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Most students at Yale received A’s last year, frustrated professors say it’s ‘dishonest to our students’

A new report recently revealed that Yale University is apparently handing about grades in the A-range like they are candy. An estimated 78.97% of all the grades given to undergraduates at the prestigious university fell within the A-range.

The surprising development has left both students and faculty alarmed that high grades appear to have lost their value, according to the New York Times. Shelly Kagan, a philosophy professor, said: “When we act as though virtually everything that gets turned in is some kind of A — where A is supposedly meaning ‘excellent work’ — we are simply being dishonest to our students.”

The grade report was put together by economics professor Ray Fair, who noted that the increase in grades started during the COVID-19 pandemic. And it has continued to rise since then, with students averaging a 3.70 GPA, up from 3.60 in 2013-2014. The details of the study were first shared with the Yale Daily News.

Fair told the Daily News: “Some thought [the COVID effect] would be temporary, but it has more or less persisted. [It’s] probably the faculty going easier on students because COVID was a pain.”

“The report simply documents the history of grading at Yale … It gives the ‘current state of grading’ and I think the numbers are straightforward to interpret.”

Fox News Digital reported that one Yale student, Gustavo Toledo, who is studying political science and intends to pursue law school, suggested the sudden inflation of grades across campus could over-saturate the job market, making it more difficult for high-performing students to stand out among their peers.

“If Yale and other Ivy League institutions start getting these reputations for grade inflation, students who were already feeling pressured to get these high G.P.A.s will then feel that their work is sort of devalued,” Toledo said. “This obviously doesn’t help.”

The report also noted that the A’s given to students depended on the class. A total of 52.39% of students enrolled in economics courses received an A, whereas a staggering 92.37% of students received an A in History of Science and Medicine and Public Health courses.

The Times noted that Yale is not the only school giving easy A’s to its students. A report provided in October from Harvard University’s Undergraduate Office revealed that 79% of grades given during the 2020-2021 school year fell within the A-range. This comes after Claudine Gay, president of Harvard, appeared before Congress to give account for the sudden uptick in anti-Semitism on campus.

As with Yale, there were dramatic differences between A’s given in engineering and science courses versus humanities courses. The Harvard Crimson reported: “The proportion of A-range grades given in the 2020-21 academic year varied significantly by division: 73 percent in the Arts and Humanities, 65 percent in both the Sciences and Social Sciences, and 60 percent in courses at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.”

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UN blasted for ‘rank anti-Semitism’ amid probe into Hamas’ sex crimes against Israeli women

The United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry has come under fire by Israel’s ambassador to the UN, who stated that the group is incapable of carrying out a fair investigation. The group has been tasked with investigating Hamas’ crimes of sexual abuse and rape that took place on October 7.

Fox News Digital reported that Israel’s Ambassador, Gilad Erdan, said “Israel has zero trust in its findings and its illegitimate activities. Its ‘investigation’ into the terror organization’s sexual crimes against Israeli women on Oct. 7 is akin to Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza, investigating its crimes.”

Erdan has long held that the UN holds a bias against the Jewish state.

“The commissioners’ pre-existing prejudice against Israel is abundantly clear,” Erdan said. “They have denied Israel’s right to be a member of the U.N., they have undermined the accepted working definition of antisemitism, and they support the boycott of Israel.”

Last week, Blaze News reported that Gal Gadot — best known for playing “Wonder Woman” — stated that the UN had failed the female victims of Hamas’ attack, writing on Instagram: “We claim we stand against rape, violence against women. We will not let women be victimized and then silenced. We say we believe women. Stand with women. Speak out for women.”

“On October 7th, the world witnessed Hamas carrying out its violent plans in real time. Within hours of the October 7th attack, the first blood-chilling video emerged of Shani Louk being paraded naked and defiled by her proud assailants,” Gadot wrote on the social media platform, referring to Shani Louk, the German-Israeli tattoo artist who was kidnapped by Hamas.

Gadot continued: “Yet two months later women are still hostage to these rapists and the world has failed to call this situation what it is: an urgent emergency that demands a decisive response.”

“This is our moment as women and allies of women to act. I am beseeching all those who have done so much for women’s rights globally – from the UN, to the human rights community, to please join in the demand that Hamas release every single woman hostage immediately – not after the next round of international mediation, not after another day. These women cannot survive another moment of this horror.”

Erdan’s position on the UN was apparently shared by Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights at the Holocaust, who said that “[t]here is no possibility whatsoever that the COI will investigate anything about Israel in a fair manner. This isn’t speculation, it’s fact.”

The genesis of the COI comes from a 2021 UN resolution, which stated: “On 27 May 2021, the Human Rights Council held a special session on ‘the Grave Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem’ and adopted the resolution ‘Ensuring respect for international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel.'”

Bayefsky has apparently written about the COI, stating the Navi Pillay, chairwoman of the COI, has supported anti-Semitism in the past.

“The three individuals on this so-called ‘inquiry,’ starting with Pillay herself, are utterly biased,” Bayefsky said. “That’s precisely why they were selected in the first place. Their personal records demonstrate rank antisemitism.”

“They are running an antisemitic inquisition, not an investigation. And the only reason they have a sudden interest in the horrifying reality of Palestinian Arab rape of Jewish women and girls is because their faux legal charade is at risk of even greater delegitimization.”

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‘Unspeakable barbarity’: Steven Spielberg finally speaks out about Hamas’ attacks against Israel on Oct. 7

Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg finally decided to speak out about Hamas’ terrorist attack against Israel on October 7. The comments surfaced in a feature published by the Shoah Foundation earlier this month.

The Shoah Foundation was founded by Spielberg in 1994, and its mission is to “give opportunity to survivors and witnesses to the Shoah — the genocide of the Jews — to tell their own stories in their own words in audio-visual interviews, preserve their testimonies, and make them accessible for research, education, and outreach for the betterment of humankind in perpetuity.”

Spielberg also announced the launch of the Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony Collection initiative in an effort to gather and collect testimonies from survivors from the attacks launched by Hamas, according to The Wrap.

In the feature, Spielberg said “I never imagined I would see such unspeakable barbarity against Jews in my lifetime,” which is a statement that has not been shared by many in Hollywood.

The foundation has already collected testimony from survivors of the Holocaust, or the Shoah, for a number of decades. Spielberg went on to say, “Holocaust survivors are the most courageous and brave among us, and their accounts are a lasting testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”

“Both initiatives — recording interviews with survivors of the October 7 attacks and the ongoing collection of Holocaust testimony — seek to fulfill our promise to survivors: that their stories would be recorded and shared in the effort to preserve history and to work toward a world without antisemitism or hate of any kind,” Spielberg went on.

It appears that Spielberg was prompted to make a statement after thousands of Holocaust survivors wrote him a letter, demanding that he speak out about the atrocities committed against the Jewish state on October 7.

David Schaecter, of the Holocaust Survivors’ Foundation USA, stated in the letter: “I, along with countless other Survivors, are so heartbroken that, since October 7, 2023, you have not spoken out and publicly taken a stand against terrorism, against Hamas and the millions who celebrate the shedding of Jewish blood.”

“Mr. Spielberg, ‘Schindler’s List’ was about one man having the moral courage to risk his life to save others,” the letter went on. “We are not asking you to risk your life. We are asking you to use your voice.”

“Take it from those of us who were subjected to the most brutal and deadly anti-Semitism of all time: It will never go away, and Jews will never be safe until Israel is safe and secure.”

Schaecter made reference to Spielberg’s own 1993 film about the life and actions of Oskar Schindler, a German business owner who saved the lives of thousands of Polish Jews during Hitler’s rule during World War II.

It is still unclear why Spielberg decided to wait almost two months to make a comment about the slaughter of 1,200 Israelis, and the abduction of 240 others.

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Burning desire: Police say Florida woman set Tinder date on fire, suspect found naked and bragging she blew up a vehicle

A Florida man was playing with fire when he went on a date with a woman he met on Tinder. Police said the Tinder date went up in flames when the Florida woman set a man she met on the dating app on fire.

Destiny Lenai Johnson, 25, was arrested on Nov. 25 and charged with three felonies of attempted murder, first-degree arson, and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, according to Miami-Dade County records.

The pair attempted to ignite a spark by meeting up when Johnson reportedly invited the man to meet her at a hotel near Miami. A burning desire allegedly motivated the man to visit Johnson around 5 a.m. on Nov. 25 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Kendall, Florida.

Johnson approached the man’s vehicle while carrying what appeared to be a gallon water jug, according to the arrest report.

The man had the hots for the woman until she purportedly asked him for money to fix her car.

The Miami Herald reported, “After the man gave Johnson the $60 he had on him, he said her demeanor changed rapidly, yelling, ‘You guys are out to get me.’ She then poured a yellow liquid that smelled like gasoline from the jug onto the front passenger seat of his vehicle, the man told police.”

During the heated encounter, “ignitable fluid” reportedly spilled on the man. Johnson is accused of igniting the fluid with a lighter – setting fire to the interior of his SUV, his right arm, and herself.

The man told police that he jumped out of the vehicle and rolled on the asphalt to extinguish the flames burning his body.

The man said he took out his firearm because he was in fear that the woman would attempt to set him on fire again. Johnson allegedly fled the fiery crime scene, and the man went to the front desk at the hotel to call the police.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue rushed the man to HCA Florida Kendall Hospital.

According to USA Today, “A 911 call was made a few hours later from less than a mile away about a naked woman with burns saying that she blew up a vehicle.”

Police located Johnson and she was taken to the same hospital.

Johnson allegedly told police that she was a victim of sex trafficking.

Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Lody Jean ordered her not to have any contact with the alleged victim and she was denied bail.

The suspect is currently being held at the Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Johnson is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 18.

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UN’s COP28 climate summit offers burgers and ribs while United Nations lectures against eating meat

The United Nations has been lecturing everyone not to eat meat for years and is expected to soon release a report calling for reduced meat consumption. Yet in a hypocritical development, meat is prominently featured on the menu at the United Nations’ COP28 climate summit.

Fox News reported, “Among the food options offered for attendees are The Hungry Hub, which offers beef and meat; Philly Jawn by Ghostburger, which offers burgers and Philly cheesesteaks; Swaggers, which offers smoked ribs and smoked wagyu burgers; and Mattar Farm Live Cooking, which serves ‘unbelievable smoked meats’ and ‘melt-in-your-mouth BBQ.'”

Despite offering a bevy of meat options at the United Nations climate summit, the U.N.’s Food & Agriculture Organization is set to publish its first-ever global food systems’ road map during an upcoming COP28 session, which will demand countries like the United States to eat less meat.

The Business Standard reported, “The global food systems’ road map to 1.5C is expected to be published by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization during the COP28 summit next month. Nations that over-consume meat will be advised to limit their intake, while developing countries — where under-consumption of meat adds to a prevalent nutrition challenge — will need to improve their livestock farming, according to the FAO.”

The FAO told Fox News, “FAO emphasizes the critical need for an innovative plan and a concrete package of solutions to overhaul agrifood systems. The Global Roadmap is positioned as a strategic tool to demonstrate that accelerated climate actions can transform agrifood systems, simultaneously addressing food security and nutrition challenges today and in the future without breaching the 1.5 degrees threshold. In this roadmap, FAO is urging for good food for today and tomorrow.”

On the United Nations website, the organization advises people to ditch meat for a “healthy planet.”

“Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and less meat and dairy, can significantly lower your environmental impact,” the U.N. declares. “Producing plant-based foods generally results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and requires less energy, land, and water. Shifting from a mixed to a vegetarian diet can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 500 kilograms of CO2e per year (or up to 900 kilograms for a vegan diet). “

The United Nations also demands people eat less meat in a post titled: “Food and Climate Change: Healthy diets for a healthier planet.”

“Animal-based foods, especially red meat, dairy, and farmed shrimp, are generally associated with the highest greenhouse gas emissions,” the article reads.

“Meat production often requires extensive grasslands, which is often created by cutting down trees, releasing carbon dioxide stored in forests,” the U.N. warns. “Cows and sheep emit methane as they digest grass and plants. The cattle’s waste on pastures and chemical fertilizers used on crops for cattle feed emit nitrous oxide, another powerful greenhouse gas.”

In yet another post, the U.N. calls on “high-income countries” to eat less meat.

“Meat and dairy can be important sources of protein and micronutrients, particularly in lower-income countries where diets lack diversity,” the article states. “But in most high-income countries, shifting to more plant-based foods promotes better health and significantly lowers your environmental impact compared to the average meat-based diet.”

Rep. Mike Flood (R-Neb.) blasted the “global elites” for their “hypocrisy.”

“The hypocrisy of the global elites never ceases to amaze,” Flood began. “They’re the same ones who want working people to swear off flying at all while they get to travel to glitzy conferences on private jets to push a radical green agenda.”

“COP28 putting meat on the menu just proves that we need beef and all kinds of meat to help feed the world,” said Flood – a member of the Congressional Beef Caucus. “And that’s why I’ll keep fighting the U.N. and the global elites who are trying to kill meat production, which would only shatter the world’s food security and end an age-old way of life for millions of farmers and ranchers around the world.”

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