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By Jenny Goldsberry
At the time of this report, 52 people have been shot and six of them had been killed this weekend in Chicago. Among those killed is a 7-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy.
Among teenage victims, a 14-year-old girl was shot in the right shoulder and wrist just after 7:00 PM Friday night. She got into an argument while walking down the street and someone shot her. Once at the hospital, she was in good condition.
Then on Saturday afternoon, 15-year-old boy was shot near Mary E. McDowell Elementary School. While he was sitting in a park, a drive by shooter struck him three times. when someone in a gray Chrysler drove by and shot him. He had gunshot wounds in his right arm, thigh, and hip. But reports say he’s in good condition as well.
Next, a 17-year-old boy was one of three people shot inside an apartment building late Saturday night. Police said he was shot in the shoulder, hand, and leg while in the hallway. He died of his wounds.
Just hours later, three teenage boys were shot at while at a gas station. A 15-year-old boy, 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old boy all recovered from their wounds at local hospitals.
Finally, at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, a gunman shot two girls while they were in a parked vehicle. The seven-year-old girl was shot in the chest and torso. As a result she was pronounced dead at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Her sister, a six-year-old was shot in the chest and right armpit. But her condition was stabilized at the same hospital despite her pierced lung.
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The Tate Brothers and Associates Face Human Trafficking Charges in Romania
In a recent development, the Tate brothers, Andrew and Tristan, along with two associates, find themselves at the center of a high-profile case involving human trafficking allegations.
The charges leveled against them indicate the formation of an organized criminal group in 2021 with the intent to carry out human trafficking operations not only in Romania but also in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the BBC.
The investigation, which led to their arrest in December last year, has culminated in an indictment filed with the Bucharest court. According to the indictment, the Tate brothers are accused of luring their victims with false promises of love and marriage. Seven individuals have been identified as alleged victims, who were later coerced and subjected to a harrowing ordeal.
Prosecutors contend that the victims were taken to locations in Ilfov county, Romania, where they faced constant surveillance, intimidation, and control. The defendants allegedly forced the victims into debt and coerced them into participating in pornographic activities, with the explicit material subsequently shared on social media platforms. Shockingly, one of the defendants is accused of raping a woman on two occasions in March 2022, further amplifying the gravity of the charges.
While the trial is not expected to commence immediately, as a Romanian judge is granted 60 days to inspect the case files, it is anticipated to be a protracted legal battle. The complexity of the case and the severity of the charges will undoubtedly result in a lengthy trial process, with several years potentially passing before a verdict is reached.
Representatives for the Tate brothers released a statement acknowledging the unsurprising nature of the news but maintaining their belief in their innocence.
As reported by the BBC, the Tate brothers media team stared, “While this news is undoubtedly predictable, we embrace the opportunity it presents to demonstrate their innocence and vindicate their reputation.”
They expressed their eagerness to present a comprehensive body of evidence meticulously collected over time, which they believe will substantiate their claims of innocence and restore their tarnished reputation.
However, it should be noted that additional charges, such as money laundering and trafficking of minors, are still under investigation. If evidence is uncovered to support these allegations, a separate indictment could be filed, further complicating the legal proceedings for the defendants.
Andrew Tate, who gained notoriety through his participation in the reality television show Big Brother, has a controversial past, having been removed from the show in 2016 following a video that appeared to depict him assaulting a woman.
Despite subsequent bans on social media platforms due to his contentious statements, he has managed to amass a following, particularly among young men, by promoting an ostentatious and hyper-masculine lifestyle.
As the case unfolds, public attention will undoubtedly be drawn to the trial, with many eagerly awaiting the outcome and hoping for justice to be served for the alleged victims. The complex web of charges and the high-profile nature of the defendants ensure that this trial will be closely monitored and scrutinized by the media and the public alike.
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