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Ashley Alman
The Huffington Post
March 31, 2014

A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he “will not fare well” in prison.

Image: Robert H. Richards IV.

In her decision, Judge Jan Jurden suggested Robert H. Richards IV would benefit more from treatment. Richards, who was charged with fourth-degree rape in 2009, is an unemployed heir living off his trust fund. The light sentence has only became public as the result of a subsequent lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, which charges that he penetrated his daughter with his fingers while masturbating, and subsequently assaulted his son as well.

Richards is the great grandson of du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont, a chemical baron.

According to the lawsuit filed by Richards’ ex-wife, he admitted to assaulting his infant son in addition to his daughter between 2005 and 2007. Richards was initially indicted on two counts of second-degree child rape, felonies that translate to a 10-year mandatory jail sentence per count. He was released on $60,000 bail while awaiting his charges.

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This article was posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:12 am




Friday, March 21, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of

(NaturalNews) College sports jerseys, key chains, seat cushions and other memorabilia have been found to contain shockingly high levels of toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.

The toxic products were sold by stores like Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, and they represent the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and many other universities.

• Shockingly, a University of Michigan Deluxe Key Ring was found to contain over 1,200 ppm of mercury, a potent neurotoxin.

• A Michigan State University Seat Cushion was found to contain over 200 ppm cadmium and 170 ppm lead. Cadmium causes kidney damage and lead damages cognitive function.

• A University of Michigan jersey contained over 130 ppm lead in its ink print!

Laboratory tests conducted by…
Reading this, you may think these tests were conducted by myself at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, because this is exactly the kind of thing we do.

But guess what? These tests were actually organized by the non-profit Ecology Center which published its findings on

genuinely applaud the Ecology Center for achieving this stunning research. As a food science researcher, I know how incredibly expensive, time consuming and complex it is to conduct this sort of research. This project no doubt cost over $100,000 to carry out, and they are releasing the results for free in the public interest (just like we do).

This is commendable work, and I’m ecstatic to see that I’m not alone in running laboratory tests on everyday products and sharing the results with the world. (The Environmental Working Group also does fantastic work in this arena, by the way.) I strongly encourage Natural News readers to plug in to the Ecology Center and watch their work. In fact, if they are reading this, we’d like to do a feature story on your group and help bring more awareness to your amazing work. Great job!

Toxic college sports memorabilia

What these results reveal is that prominent universities are openly selling toxic products to the public. Apparently, these universities either are failing to test their own products before selling them, or they are testing the products and don’t seem to care what they contain.

As a result, in my opinion these university sports products are contributing to chronic, degenerative disease in the American people and increasing their own customers’ risks of cancer, neurological disorders, liver damage and kidney failure, among other serious health conditions. Even worse, some of these metals found in university products actuallylower cognitive function and damage IQs, utterly contradicting the whole point of “higher education.” Literally, these universities are releasing products that contribute to brain damage.

None of this surprises me, as I’m the scientist-activist who exposed Michigan State University selling highly toxic surplus laboratory equipment to the public, loaded with deadly mercury poison. In fact, Michigan State University sold me — and readily shipped me — enough mercury to poison the entire Los Angeles water supply. The boxes arrived via UPS, no questions asked!

So I know firsthand that universities routinely sell and deliver extremely toxic — even deadly — products directly to the public.

This is unacceptable!

I can’t wait for these universities to roll out the same lame excuse being peddled by some vegan protein manufacturers in the aftermath of my own research exposing high levels of tungsten, lead and cadmium in rice protein products. Some companies claimed all those metals were “naturally occurring” and therefore not harmful.

All the scientists, biochemists and nutritionists laughed their heads off, of course, but that didn’t stop these companies from continuing to sell their contaminated products to an unsuspecting public.

Click here to watch my highly informative videos on mercury toxicity, why heavy metals are not “naturally occurring” in foods, interviews with top metals poisoning experts and more.

Demand safe consumer products from universities

Just as Natural News readers demand safe foods, dietary supplements and superfoods, it’s equally important that you demand safe consumer products which are substantially free from heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium and even tungsten.

The truth is finally beginning to emerge on all these heavy metals in your foods, superfoods and consumer products. With ICP-MS laboratories being set up by private entities like Natural News, more and more testing in the public interest is being routinely conducted. All companies selling toxic products will sooner or later be exposed.

So any manufacturer that wants to protect its reputation and operate with high integrity and high product safety needs to get with the program and start testing their products for heavy metals and other toxic chemicals.

See more heavy metals lab results at:

Much more to come!

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The crowd scatterss after pedestrians were struck by a vehicle on Red River St. in downtown Austin, Tex., during SXSW.

Two people were killed at the South by Southwest festival in Texas early Thursday after a suspected drunk driver trying to evade cops plowed into a crowd of people on a street, authorities said.

At least 23 others were injured, five critically, after the vehicle smashed through some temporary barricades and into a group outside the Mohawk bar on Red River St. in Austin at 12:30 a.m.

The two people who died were on a moped that was rammed, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters early Thursday.

After striking a taxi and then a parked van, the driver leapt from the silver Toyota and tried to run, but a cop chased him and took him down with a stun gun.

Bystanders react after the collision, which killed two people.


Bystanders react after the collision, which killed two people.

The alleged drunk maniac wasn’t immediately identified.

At a press conference early Thursday, Acevedo said he would face capital murder charges for showing “a total disregard for the sanctity of human life.”

The carnage sent waves of panic and grief through the annual music and film festival, once a small showcase for regional bands that has grown into one of the largest events of its kind.

People are treated after being struck.


People are treated after being struck.

The 27-year-old event, known as SXSW, began on March 8 and was set to run until March 17.

Red River St. is home to several popular concert venues and clubs, where shows and partying run deep into the night. It has been closed to street traffic at nights and reopened during the mornings.

Before the crash, scores fans prowled the area hopping from club to club, giving the scene a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere.

A victim is transported to an ambulance.


A victim is transported to an ambulance.

Many were waiting for a show at the Mohawk by rapper Tyler the Creator. The California punk band X was performing at the club around the time of the crash, according to the club’s tweets. 

Photos and social media posts taken amid the chaos showed several festivalgoers lying bleeding in the street as EMS workers and others who appeared to be bystanders administered CPR and other aid.

Colin Kerrigan, a freelance photographer at the scene, posted two photos showing the glare of ambulance lights and the street littered with debris.

“One moment I’m photographing a magical show, the next I’m photographing a horrible and sad scene,” he wrote on Twitter.

Charli XCX performs the Mohawk club on Monday. The 27th South by Southwest festival was being held in Austin, Tex., this week. 


Charli XCX performs the Mohawk club on Monday. The 27th South by Southwest festival was being held in Austin, Tex., this week.

Ally Hulton, 28, told the Austin American Statesman she was smoking a cigarette on a balcony when she saw the car barrel into a crowd “at full speed.”

“About 10 bodies went flying,” Hulton said.

Security quickly cordoned off the area, and the injured were loaded into ambulances and taken to area hospitals, including University Medical Center Brackenridge, some 15 minutes away, Acevedo said.

Emergency services personnel bring a victim away from the site of the collision on Red River St.


Emergency services personnel bring a victim away from the site of the collision on Red River St.

Acevedo said that the bloody incident began after a cop working a drunk-driving checkpoint tried to pull the driver over on Interstate 35, a block east of Red River St.

Looking to avoid the stop, the man pulled into a Shell gas station, weaved through several cars and then took off the wrong way down E. 9th St. before making a right on Red River St.

He then gunned it through security barricades, narrowly missing a cop standing by, and ran over more than two dozen revelers along the street.
The two people on the scooter were hit about a block north of the Mohawk club, Acevedo said.


Festivalgoers are comforted after the incident.


Festivalgoers are comforted after the incident.

The driver was facing two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle, Acevedo said.

The club was closed after the incident, and the Tyler the Creator show was cancelled. It wasn’t clear if it would reopen on Thursday.
Several blocks around the scene were still cordoned off early Thursday and police were continuing to investigate the crash.

Crosses performs onstage at House of Vans during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at Mohawk Outdoor on Tuesday.


Crosses performs onstage at House of Vans during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at Mohawk Outdoor on Tuesday.

In a statement, organizers said the festival would go on as planned, but certain venues would be changed.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragic accident that took place last night here in Austin,” the festival said in a statement.

“We appreciate and commend the first responders, as well as the city agencies who so quickly sprung into action.”

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The Unmarked, Matte-Gray Crown Vic

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
Max Potter was brought onto Governor John Hickenlooper’s communications staff as a “senior media adviser” at a time when Hick was under intense pressure due to the blow back created by his signature gun control legislation.  That makes the fact that Potter fired off a bizarre anti-gun tweet on Sunday evening comparing gun rights to “#hamsandwichrights” and “#lightbulbrights” seem like a waste of money a bit counterproductive.  Usually media specialists who work for governors don’t publicly tweet senseless and offensive messages.  #protip


While we appreciate the unfiltered glimpse into the mind of this senior Hickenlooper staffer (the governor’s office emphasized that Potter’s $130,000 taxpayer-funded salary was a “significant pay cut” from what he earned at 5280 – how classy), the citizens of Colorado don’t consider government infringement on their constitutional rights a laughing matter.  Exhibit A:  John Morse.  Exhibit B:  Angela Giron.  Exhibit C:  Evie Hudak.

While 2013 made clear that Hickenlooper is strongly anti-Second Amendment, we thought that the widespread condemnation of his gun control legislation would have dampened his enthusiasm for such ill-conceived laws.  Apparently the governor’s office is as committed as ever to restricting the rights of law abiding Coloradans.

This condescending rant from the governor’s senior media adviser shows us exactly what the Hickenlooper administration still thinks about Colorado gun owners concerned about their Second Amendment rights.