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Spurned girl who killed, dismembered roommate will get 23 years


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A UK girl was sentenced Tuesday to at the very least 23 years in jail for murdering her housemate who spurned her sexual advances — after which dismembering the corpse with a noticed and stuffing the items in suitcases, in accordance with a report.

Gareeca Gordon, 28, stabbed Phoenix Netts, additionally 28, 4 occasions of their Birmingham residence on April 16, 2020, the Night Normal reported.

After murdering Netts, Gordon deceived her mates and relations through textual content messages, emails and voice messages that she had moved to London.

When she was nabbed beside a quarry in Coleford a couple of month after the horrific crime, police discovered the sufferer’s stays stuffed into two suitcases, in accordance with the information outlet.

Days earlier than she was as a result of stand trial, Gordon pleaded responsible. She was sentenced Tuesday in Bristol Crown Court docket.

Phoenix Netts
Phoenix Netts was killed by her roommate Gareeca Gordon.
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Prosecutor Andrew Smith mentioned Netts had informed a pal that Gordon had “demanded intercourse along with her” and have become “aggressive” when she declined.

“There’s a woman right here who retains asking me to be sexual,” Netts informed a pal in a textual content on April 7 final yr. “I believe I’m going to maneuver again to London. It’s scaring me lol.”

Smith informed the courtroom that Gordon made a name to the Samaritans, an emotional assist charity, on April 11, wherein she appeared “tipsy.”

“The clear focus of the decision was Ms. Gordon describing that she appreciated one other girl and desirous to have intercourse along with her,” he mentioned. “At one stage Ms. Gordon mentioned both that her loins have been warming up or have been sizzling.”

Phoenix Netts
Phoenix Netts informed a pal in a textual content that she was terrified of Gordon.
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The final recognized contact from Netts was in a telephone name with a pal early on April 16, 2020. He tried to name her again later that day however didn’t get by.

Her cellphone was used to make web searches together with “the best way to repair punctured lung,” “inside bleeding” and “can somebody recuperate from getting stabbed” on the identical day, the courtroom heard.

Smith mentioned that one other girl residing within the shared residence heard noises of drilling and banging, in addition to shouts of “Assist me! Assist me!” on April 16.

After killing Netts, Gordon purchased a round noticed on Gumtree, an internet categorised advertisements website, and it was delivered shortly earlier than 11 a.m. the next day, the Night Normal reported.

The instrument was used to dismember Netts’ physique when it was both clothed or partially clothed. The noticed was found in Gordon’s room.

“Dismemberment passed off at 5 totally different areas of the physique, dividing the physique into six components,” Smith informed the courtroom.

Gareeca Gordon on the night of her arrest
Gareeca Gordon on the night time of her arrest.
West Midlands Police

Gordon then made a number of journeys to the Forest of Dean, the place she tried to burn the stays.

The prosecutor mentioned “handwritten plans and notes involved along with her eradicating the physique from Coleford and shifting it to Wales to burn additional” additionally have been present in Gordon’s room.

Gareeca Gordon has been jailed for life after admitting murdering Phoenix Netts
Gareeca Gordon (left) has been jailed for all times after admitting to murdering Phoenix Netts.West Midlands Police

Netts’ father, Mark Netts, informed the courtroom: “Our lives have been irreversibly modified and the anguish is indescribable.”

Her mom, Saskia, mentioned she was “without end devastated, without end empty.”


Biden accused of bashing regulation enforcement throughout Police Week


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President Biden is taking warmth for utilizing a Police Week assertion to focus on a “deep sense of mistrust” between regulation enforcement and minority communities.

“Each morning, our Nation’s regulation enforcement officers pin on a badge and go to work, not realizing what the day will deliver, and hoping to return house safely,” the President started a proclamation tweeted out Saturday.

However after recognizing officers who had fallen within the line of responsibility and pledging to proceed initiatives that shield cop’s bodily security — reminiscent of offering bullet resistant vests — the assertion takes a flip.

“This yr, we additionally acknowledge that in lots of our communities, particularly Black and brown communities, there’s a deep sense of mistrust in the direction of regulation enforcement; a mistrust that has been exacerbated by the latest deaths of a number of Black and brown individuals by the hands of regulation enforcement,” Biden stated.

The controversial reference was slammed as “past disappointing” by Jason Johnson, the top of the Legislation Enforcement Authorized Protection Fund, who informed Fox Information Biden’s phrases “proceed to perpetuate false and hurtful myths about police, moderately than uniting as he claimed he would throughout the marketing campaign. “

Rep.Ronny Jackson criticized the President's statement on police.
Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson criticized President Biden’s assertion on police.
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“These deaths have resulted in a profound worry, trauma, ache and exhaustion for a lot of Black and brown Individuals, and the ensuing breakdown in belief between regulation enforcement and the communities they’ve sworn to guard and serve finally makes officers’ jobs more durable and extra harmful as nicely.”

US Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) the previous White Home doctor below President Trump, went even additional.

“We’ve gone from ‘Again the Blue’ to ‘Bash the Blue’ in a single administration. I’m nonetheless DISGUSTED that Biden would use his official Police Week assertion to counsel that each Cop is a racist. Democrat hatred for our police is outright REPULSIVE,” he tweeted Friday.

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Oakland homeless advocates flip encampment into ‘a little bit oasis’



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A gaggle of Oakland residents developed a inventive method to assault town’s burgeoning housing disaster. They constructed their very own “group middle” at a homeless encampment beneath a freeway overpass.

Referred to as Cob on the Wooden, the working village consists of the fundamentals of dwelling, resembling bathroom, bathe and kitchen, plus a well being clinic and small retailer, The San Jose Mercury Information reported.

“It’s form of like a little bit oasis in the midst of nowhere that makes you are feeling like perhaps you’re regular once more,” John Janosko, who lives in a trailer within the encampment, instructed the paper, which described the event “like one thing out of a fairy story.”

One publication describes an idyllic setting:

“Winding stone pathways join the buildings and are bordered by little gardens of herbs, greens, and flowers. The kitchen has a range, sink with operating water, shelving stuffed with bread and a fridge stuffed with meals. Herbs and emergency medical provides fill the clinic. The bathe’s water runs sizzling.”

Facilities reportedly embody pizza oven, fireplace pit and open mic nights.

The village challenges native rules, zoning legal guidelines, well being ordinances and questions of safety.

The Oakland metropolis auditor in April launched a report that highlighted a litany of issues that plague town’s estimated 140 homeless communities, together with: 1,599 interventions for “hygiene and rubbish providers” from 2018 to 2020, 1,458 police calls and 988 fires over the identical interval.

Cob on the Wooden advocates hope the village mitigates lots of these issues.

“This place and what we created can function a mannequin for different encampments throughout Oakland, throughout the nation and the world over,” Xochitl Bernadette Moreno, co-founder and director of the grassroots group Important Meals and Medication, instructed the Mercury Information.

Her group helped construct Cob on the Wooden with two different activist organizations, Residing Earth Buildings and Artists Constructing Communities.

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Former CBP officer admits to smuggling girl into U.S. to work as nanny



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A former Customs and Border Safety officer pleaded responsible to conspiracy to encourage or induce a international nationwide to enter the US, to make use of as her nanny, in response to a information launch from the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Southern District of Texas.

The previous CBP officer, Rhonda Lee Walker, 40, of Laredo, improperly used one other officer’s laptop login to illegally enter the nation “by means of the Laredo Port of Entry, scanning her immigration paperwork earlier than entry,” in response to the discharge.

“The girl had no authorized standing to reside or work in the US. Nevertheless, Walker meant for the girl to illegally enter the nation and work for her as a housekeeper and nanny,” in response to the discharge.

She additionally lied to authorities, saying that the girl — Yadira Yesenia Treviño-San Miguel, in response to LMTonline — was her aunt; Walker additionally denied processing her entry or using her.

“Walker meant for the girl to illegally enter the nation and work for her as a housekeeper and nanny,” Jennifer B. Lowery, appearing U.S. lawyer, stated in a press release. “Walker additionally lied to authorities. She falsely said Trevino was her organic aunt and denied processing her entry or using her in her residence.”

Walker will probably be sentences Aug. 9. She faces as much as 10 years in jail and a wonderful of as much as $250,000.

Prosecutors dropped felony counts of illegally bringing Trevino into the nation and mendacity to authorities in alternate for the plea, in response to the Related Press.

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