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Christian missionaries who starved and severely beat adopted Peruvian children get less than three years in jail

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Two Christian missionaries who severely beat their adopted children will serve less than three years in county jail, Patheos reports.

James and Paige Nachtigal adopted three children from Peru, where they were missionaries. Once they got the kids back to Kansas, they began beating them for such “sins” as not doing their homework.

The abuse was severe—a police chief and a doctor both cried as they recounted what they discovered. The abuse included beatings with a cane that produced broken bones, and the children were sometimes deprived of food and a bed to sleep in. The children were gaunt, and reported being beaten when they didn’t do punishment pushups, sit ups and jumping jacks correctly. The children also had open sores on their buttocks from spanking. Two 11-year-olds under their care weighted 50 and 60 pounds, a result of being denied food.

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Authorities said the children likely would have died if they had not been found and rescued after one child ran away.

The Christian missionary couple who went to Peru to preach their lifestyle told the judge that they “had no idea” what they were getting into when they decided to assume responsibility for the children they beat.

“When I set out to adopt I had no idea of the difficulties,” said Jim Nachtigal.

“I had no idea of the difficulties and behaviors I would have to deal with,” added Paige Nachtigal.

In addition to only giving the couple only 32 months behind bars, Harvey County Chief Judge Joe Dickinson also granted them a stay so that they can get their affairs in order before reporting to jail.

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The youngest girl, who was rescued at age 11, is now high school-aged but “not doing well” in the group home where she lives.

“She’s so severely traumatized that she’s not doing well,” said the county attorney. “Her recovery is going to take a lot longer.”


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‘I’m entitled’: Kayleigh McEnany defends her 11 mail-in votes while calling it ‘fraud’ for the masses

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday faced questions from Fox News about why she had voted by mail 11 times even though President Donald Trump has called absentee ballots a "scam."

McEnany was asked about her voting history after the Tampa Bay Times reported that she had used mail-in voting nearly a dozen times in recent years.

"So why is it OK for you to do it?" Fox News host Ed Henry asked McEnany. "I understand you are traveling, you're in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it's fraud."

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‘They want their civil war’: Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

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Young, white men dressed in Hawaiian-style print shirts and body armor, and carrying high-powered rifles have been a notable feature at state capitols, lending an edgy and even sometimes insurrectionary tone to gatherings of conservatives angered by restrictions on businesses and church gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just as many states are reopening their economies — and taking the wind out of the conservative protests — the boogaloo movement found a new galvanizing cause: the protests in Minneapolis against the police killing of George Floyd.

A new iteration of the militia movement, boogaloo was born out of internet forums for gun enthusiasts that repurposed the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as a code for a second civil war, and then modified it into phrases like “big luau” to create an insular community for those in on the joke, with Hawaiian-style shirts functioning as an in-real-life identifier. Boogaloo gained currency as an internet meme over the summer of 2019, when it was adopted by white supremacists in the accelerationist tendency. In January, the movement made the leap from the internet to the streets when a group boogaloo-ers showed up at the Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Va.

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WATCH: Man holds black DoorDash driver at gunpoint for delivering food to an Arizona apartment complex

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A man in Mesa, Arizona, is facing assault and weapons charges after he allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint this Sunday, 12News reports.

Police say Valentino Tejeda pulled a gun on 24-year-old Dimitri Mills in the parking lot of Tejeda's apartment complex, and when Mills and his girlfriend tried to explain they were making a food delivery to a neighbor, Tejeda still insisted that Mills, who is black, was somehow a threat.

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