Haitian official Klaus Eberwein was found dead this week, just days before testifying about corruption in Haiti. Eberwein was set to testify before an Anti-Corruption committee about the management of PetroCaribe funds, there is a possible connection between Eberwein and Clinton through PetroCaribe and former Clinton staffer David L. Goldwyn, who advocated a number of new energy deals in the wake of PetroCaribe’s collapse. Some reports are also suggesting that he was about to expose crimes committed by the Clinton Foundation in Haiti at this week’s hearing (although these reports need to be further verified, as there is some unverifiable information which could be part of a potential disinformation campaign around this story.) Authorities are officially causing the death a suicide, however many are wondering if this could have been another politically motivated assassination.
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The Daily Caller
A Seattle, Wash., councilman implied that a new effort to clean excrement off the side walk outside the local courthouse could be racist Tuesday.
The crime and smell of urine and excrement have gotten so bad outside a King County courthouse that two judges are scrambling to find ways to fix the situation, reports the Seattle Times.
King County councilmember Larry Gossett isn’t a fan of one solution to power wash the feces from the sidewalks to tamp down on the smell. Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said.
The area around the courthouse is surrounded by a homeless shelter and other social service organizations. Multiple assaults, harassment and drugs have been reported to the police in the area near the courthouse. Jurors have taken to asking judges to release them from jury duty and two jurors have been assaulted over the past two months.
“When they come to this courthouse they’re afraid to come in,” said King County Sheriff John Urquhart. “They’re afraid to walk down Third Avenue because what they see.”
Urquhart is asking for an $8,000 increase in budget from the King County Council to have deputies patrol the street. “There is public urination, defecation. That’s a crime,” Urquhart said. “There is smoking marijuana in public.”
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Family Security Matters
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
According to security officials in Quetta, Shafiq Mengal is the leader of the Islamic State in Pakistan.
He was, quite literally, home-grown by the Pakistani government and has now gone rogue, like so many of Pakistan’s proxy prodigies.
Shafiq Mengal is the son of former Pakistan state minister for petroleum and Balochistan’s caretaker chief minister, Naseer Mengal. He comes from an influential and educated family, dropped out from Aitchison College in Lahore, and later attended an extremist Sunni-Deobandi theological school.