Hey, kids, welcome to a very special Phile for a Friday. Haha. President Obama is today's pheatured guest today. Man, I should just wrap up the Phile today. But I won't. That'll be in September still. Okay, so, I have to talk about Star Wars first. I don't know what I think of this... Many Star Wars fans want to see changes done to the storyline of The Rise of Skywalker. Fans were upset by Kylo Ren’s death. Another particularly upsetting event was the major backlash on Rey’s final comments when she announced that had become a Skywalker. However, the changes will not be made in a film but rather in a span of three seasons. Ever since the film was released, rumors have abounded the Star Wars sequel trilogy, beginning with The Force Awakens will undergo a reboot. Not only will it undergo a reboot, but a leaker also stated that the reboot will feature some unused footage of Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo. Doomcock, a YouTube Star Wars leaker, posted a video claiming that the rumors are true. He was also the person who stated that there is some unused footage of the iconic Star Wars character that will be revealed in the rumored reboot. The remake of the sequel trilogy is reportedly going to be on Disney+. Fans expecting that the reboot will once again happen in three full-pledged films might be disappointed in this development. Nonetheless, a series will have a better chance of fully fleshing out the storylines without feeling rushed. The leaker claimed that the plan for the reboot is to spread the story over three seasons and ten mini-series episodes. It will reportedly include the 10-minute scene with the three iconic characters which was supposed to be included in The Force Awakens, only to be dropped before the release. Other reports added that George Lucas will return as a director. Doomcock stated that the three full seasons will remake the original trilogy with eight to ten mini-series episodes in each season. Since it’s a trilogy, there will likely be three seasons for each film. If proven true the first season will remake The Force Awakens, the second season will remake The Last Jedi, and the third one will reboot The Rise of Skywalker. Personally I hope it's not true, but we'll see.
When pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021, five people died in the immediate aftermath. Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick was beaten to death by the mob. Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot and killed by U.S. Capitol Police while invading the Speaker’s Lobby. Rosanne Boyland sustained injuries, which proved fatal, after being trampled by fellow rioters. Kevin Greeson and Benjamin Phillips succumbed to a heart attack and stroke, respectively, driven by the surrounding chaos. But those five Americans were not the only victims of the siege on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. When mayhem broke out at the U.S. Capitol, live coverage kept Americans watching, horrified by the events unfolding. Most people upon viewing the shocking footage, had one question, “Why is no one stopping them?” By the looks of it, on-duty Capitol Police allowed Trump supporters to take the building by force. The nearby rally in support of then-President Donald Trump should have alerted local authorities to double down on security. Instead, a violent riot was successfully incited; Trump now faces a Senate impeachment trial for his role. As new information comes to light, the extent to which the D.C. law enforcement was also responsible remains hotly debated. The subsequent suicide of Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, who was present at the scene on January 6th, 2021, showcases the complex police response. Liebengood was 51-years-old and had guarded the Capitol’s Senate Division since 2005. On January 11th, Capitol Police union chairman Gus Papathanasiou confirmed the committed suicide. Presumably plagued by his involvement in the mass tragedy, Howard Liebengood’s death reaffirmed just how woefully ill-prepared the U.S. Capitol Police was. USCP made only 14 arrests on January 6th. In some videos, it looked as if officers were actively aiding rioters into the Capitol building. So far two Virgina officers have been suspended for this reason. Conspiracy theories have abounded following the officers’ botched response. Unsurprisingly, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund quickly resigned. Yogananda Pittman is now the acting chief of the Capitol Police. In addition to Howard Liebengood, it was announced this week that MPD officer Jeffery Smith has also taken his own life following the traumatic attack on the Capitol. Acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Robert J. Contee III said, “Five people lost their lives on January 6th... Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and four others. And tragically, two officers who were at the Capitol on January 6th, one each from the Capitol Police and MPD, took their own lives in the aftermath of that battle. We honor the service and sacrifices of Officers Brian Sicknick, Howard Liebengood, and Jeffery Smith, and offer condolences to all the grieving families.” Jeffrey Smith had worked in the District of Columbia for the Metropolitan Police Department for 12 years. Further details regarding his suicide are unknown, as his family could not be reached for comment. Additionally, Robert Contee said the MPD “is working to support the emotional well being of our officers” following the unprecedented insurrection.
Yikes, looks like the New York Police Department has a lot to explain. Turns out an NYPD officer was arrested on Thursday morning in Long Island on child pornography charges for allegedly soliciting explicit videos and photos from underage girls. According to the law enforcement officers, Carmine Simpson is assigned 75th Precinct in East New York. The 26-year-old allegedly used Twitter to convince minors to send him sexually explicit pictures and videos of themselves. The officer allegedly also told dozens of children to physically hurt themselves. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Farrel, “The defendant verbally abused children online, encouraged those children to physically abuse themselves, and intentionally persuaded numerous minors to produce sexually explicit photographs and videos of themselves and send them to him via the internet.” She continued, “Most disturbingly, the defendant was not only verbally abusive but he also encouraged certain victims to engage in destructive behavior, such as cutting themselves with a knife, choking themselves with belts and hitting themselves.” The FBI stated that between April and November of 2020 Simpson used social media to converse with 46 different children between the ages of 13 and 17. He would then move the conversation from Twitter to TikTok, Snapchat, or Discord, and would try to FaceTime the kids in order to have phone sex. The police officer allegedly messaged a 13-year-old girl in September 2020 convincing her to send him videos of her inserting a hairbrush into her vagina. One of the messages read, “Babygirl don’t stop… Keep the videos coming for me.” Another 15-year-old girl sent Simpson around 50 files of child porn which included separate videos he had asked for in which she is choking herself with a belt and masturbating. The cop also targeted a 13-year-old transgender child asking them to slap and gag themselves, while drawing their body with a sharpie. Prosecutors stated his destructive behavior extended beyond soliciting violent child porn. The officer, who had a police-issued weapon, told a minor that he liked “gunplay.” That same day the Brooklyn officer told another child, "I literally want to hold a gun to a girl’s head and tell her 'this better be the best orgasm of my life or I’ll blow your brains out.'" He told another child that he wanted to carve words into their skin with knives. According to the feds, they sent a letter to a judge that Simpson should be held in jail pretrial due to the disturbing allegations. The NYC officer was charged with production of child pornography and is now facing a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison if he is convicted. He was ordered held without bail during his arrangement in Long Island federal court. Simpson has been an officer in the 75th Precinct in East New York since October 2018.
Police officers are giving credit to a woman for helping them stop a thief from getting away with a robbery, using an unusual method. So how did she do it? Well, she performed a sex act on him, keeping him distracted and in one place until the officers could show up, as they reported. A 24-year-old armed robber was holding up a Shell gas station in Bratislava, Slovakia, early Wednesday. He was forcing the petrol station’s staff member to hand over all the cash they had in the cash register, which resulted in the employee escaping to the back office after he got punched in the face by the gunman. Enter this mystery woman, who came in to apparently save the day. The unidentified 36-year-old Czech woman had entered the petrol station through the backdoor with promises to help the employee stall the thief until police arrive. So what did she do? She started performing oral sex on the armed robber, right there in the gas station to stop him from going anywhere. The gas station employee already called the police, but when they arrived, they found the robber lying naked on the floor. It’s still unclear if the woman performed the sex act because she might’ve feared getting assaulted by him, but according to local media, when police came, the woman told them, “Take him, I can’t anymore” Bratislava police spokesperson Michal Szeiff told TASR, “In one of the rooms, the officers saw the man receiving sexual services from the young woman,” and explained that the thief did resist arrest, forcing officers to use force to detain him. Regardless of why the woman did it, everyone is thankful that she helped catch the criminal. It’s confusing to feel a certain way about this because, if this was the only idea you could come up with to help stop a crime, would you do it? I mean, hey, there’s no room to judge here, especially if that meant that crime could be stopped one blowjob at a time.
Well, it looks like PETA is back at it and is ready to stir the pot in 2021. Because well, let’s face it, that is what PETA does and will never stop, especially during a pandemic. Basically, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, are being mocked on social media for a tweet they posted on Twitter, saying that calling someone animal names like “pig,” “snake,” or “chicken” is hurtful to the animals themselves. The animal rights organization when on Twitter to explain, tweeting...
So basically, the animal rights group wants you to stop saying anti-animal slurs and animal insults because it hurts animals’ ears. The organization also shared a chart in the Tweet, with examples of several animal-related insults that they felt were inaccurate and harmful. It included rat for a snitch, chicken for a coward, pig for someone who is repulsive, snake for a jerk, and sloth for a lazy person. PETA also urged its followers to consider, in a general sense, not to insult anyone whether be an animal or human. But, social media being social media, quickly came at them as soon as the organization posted the chart. One Twitter one user went on to comment, “Animals aren’t oppressed by those words because they don’t understand our language. And have no concept of words and their meaning.” Another user told PETA, “6 years vegan, please stop making us look ridiculous.” Other comments dusted off their crazy pun skills, saying that sloths were literally named after the concept of sloth. This isn’t the first time that Twitter has a field day with PETA. Last year the organization claimed that the term “pet” is derogatory to dogs and cats and other household animals. The animal advocacy group often makes provocative statements such as “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur Campaign” that feature several celebrities posting nude on billboards around the United States. But despite the hilarious jokes from social media users and people who follow them, their social media team continues to engage with its commenters. Because well, you know the Internet likes a good fight. For example, one Twitter user wrote, “come back to me about being less superior than animals when an anteater builds a house” to which PETA answered, “Building houses is a skill humans excel at, yet there are plenty of skills and talents other animals have humans can only dream of... birds can soar through the sky at ease, ants can organize their labor towards a collective goal, and salmon can swim upstream to find their home!” As I said, they like to stir the pot, and they do it well. I’ll give them that.
So, today's guest is President Obama, and that's such a big deal. He has such a great sense of humor, as does his wife Michelle. I mean, look at their shirts they wore recently...