Princes Harry and Charles Attempt to Tackle Rise in UK Youth Crime by Hosting an Event

By Penny Hoffmann

With the help of the Prince’s Trust, Prince Charles and Prince Harry hosted an event at Clarence House to promote understanding and to guide the youth away from growing knife gang crime that kills young people in the UK.

Former gang members, parents who’ve lost their children and charity representatives were invited to formulate a solution to youth knife crime.

Prince Charles said:

“It seems to me we need to find better ways of helping people in that adolescent transition period to be able to take part in exciting, adventurous, constructive, sometimes risky – if you can get past health and safety – opportunities.”

He recommended boxing clubs as a deterrent:

“Because at that age people are more aggressive, they’re more energetic, you need to find a way of helping to channel that – boxing clubs are a brilliant way of doing that.”

The Prince’s Trust’s program “TEAM” offers a 12-month personal development program for people aged 16 to 25 that also gives financial support and tries to deter youth from a life of crime.

Prince Harry did not speak as much as Prince Charles, but he stated that he has hosted a number of private meetings to introduce young people to policy makers, and began supporting the Full Effect project that aims to prevent St Anns youth violence.

ISIS Beheader of Peter Kassig Killed, U.S Military Says

By Penny Hoffmann

Abu al-Umarayn, the 2014 killer of prisoners such as Peter Edward Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig after converting to Islam has been killed via a U.S-led anti-ISIL Coalition airstrike in Syria on Sunday.

Humanitarian worker and ex U.S army ranger Kassig was taken in 2013 and was 26 at the time of his beheading in November 2014.

A Pentagon statment on Monday stated that “Coalition forces conducted precision strikes against a senior ISIS member, and killed Abu al Umarayn, and several other ISIS members on Dec. 2 in the Badiyah Desert, Syria.”

In a letter to his parents whilst in captivity, Kassig said “If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need.”

Yes, Assange’s Extradition Threat to the U.S Is Real

By Penny Hoffmann

As Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is safe in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy for six years now, it has been revealed that the United States Justice Department accidentally disclosed an indictment against him in a copy-paste mistake on Thursday 15th of November.

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Greg Barns, adviser to Julian and Wikileaks, stated in a tweet “I have said for seven years Assange was being charged. The US has lied and lied denying it.”

Assistant US Attorney Kellen Dwyer stated that Assange’s indictment should have been concealed “until Assange is arrested”.

“”Due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.”

Eastern District of Virginia spokesman for the United States attorney’s office Joshua Stueve said to the New York Times that “the court filing was made in error”.

Because Assange is currently located in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, he would need to be extradited to the U.S in order to be arrested.

Tension exists between founder and former editor of Wikileaks Mr. Assange and the Justice Department due to Wikileaks disclosures of secret U.S military and diplomatic documents.