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Son’s Tearful Final Salute To Hero Father Touches Nation’s Heart

A photographer caught a son’s tearful final salute to his super hero father in a picture, and it has left many in an emotional trance.

Sgt. Joseph Lemm’s family eagerly waited for his call from Afghanistan, being Christmas week, having him call would absolutely highlight the festive season for his wife and two children. But the call never came.

Unfortunately, Sgt. Joseph Lemm was dead, after a suicide bomber attacked his convoy as it patrolled a village. In total, 6 American soldiers lost their lives in the attack.

Joseph Lemm enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was deployed three times, twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq.

Joseph Lemm enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was deployed three times

Joseph Lemm enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was deployed three times

Lemm grew up in a small Nebraska town, but he left to escape the farm life for the city. He loved sports and always wanted to be a police officer and a soldier. He started his 15-year New York Police Department career at the 48th precinct and had even been promoted to detective.

During his military service, Joseph Lemm received numerous commendations. The hero soldier was highly respected overseas and even more so at home, where Lemm was nominated for a New York Post Liberty Medal after he chased down and caught three suspects involved with stabbing a teenager in 2006.

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Lemm’s unmatched bravery and huge size earned hm his nickname, Superman. ”Joe was more than a hero; he was a superhero, and that’s why he got the nickname Superman”, his former partner, Det. John McCrossen, told CNN. ”He was there for everyone else before himself. That was Joe.” he added.

Upon news of his tragic death, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, ordered the flags of all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff in Lemm’s honor.

The son of Joseph Lemm, an NYPD detective and Air National Guard sergeant killed in Afghanistan last week, salutes his father.

A multitude of NYPD officers gathered to bid goodbye to the community’s superman. More than 100 NYPD motorcycles led the procession.

The fallen officer received full military honors for his heroism and bravery. As Joseph Lemm’s flag-draped coffin was carried out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, his 4-year-old son, Ryan, gave his hero dad a final salute.

As Joseph Lemm’s flag-draped coffin was carried out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, his 4-year-old son, Ryan, gave his hero dad a final salute.

As Joseph Lemm’s flag-draped coffin was carried out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, his 4-year-old son, Ryan, gave his hero dad a final salute.

The touching moment was captured in a beautiful photograph that is a reminder of the true cost of servitude and sacrifice that military families offer for the sake of a nation

Joseph left behind a wife, Christine, a 17-year-old daughter, Brook, and his 4 year old son, Ryan.

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Female Chief Rises To Power, Annuls 850 Child Marriages And Sends Girls Back To School

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Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi, is certainly a force to reckon with. She has not only been able to establish a new law to prevent child marriage, she is also very dedicated to enforcing it!

From the moment Kachindamoto became senior chief, she immediately set about ending the practise of child marriage among her people.

Though illegal, the practice has been culturally accepted in the area. Many families, usually out of financial need, had consented to having their children married off very young.

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi

According to Al Jazeera, Kachindamoto decided to take a stand and made 50 of her sub-chiefs sign an agreement to end child marriage in her area of authority. “I told them, ‘Whether you like it or not, I want these marriages to be terminated.’” She said.

But that was not all, Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school and swore to dismiss any chiefs that continue to allow these controversial practices. “First it was difficult, but now people are understanding,” she told Al Jazeera.

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To ensure all children have a chance to go to school, Kachindamoto operates a secret network of parents to keep an eye on others. And when parents can’t afford to pay school fees, she’ll pay them herself or find someone else who can.

“I don’t want child marriages. They must go to school. No child should be found at home or doing household chores during school time.” Chief Kachindamoto told U.N. Women.

In June alone, she annulled more than 300 child marriages, according to the organization. And over the past three years, the figure reaches close to 850.

She also abolished “kusasa fumbi”, a cleansing ritual that requires girls as young as seven to go to sexual initiation camps in order to train them to perform sex acts to please their future husbands.

Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school

Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school

Kachindamoto received death threats for her work, but simply said: “I don’t care, I don’t mind. I’ve said whatever, we can talk, but these girls will go back to school.”

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with an alarming one in two girls married under age 18. Marrying underage negatively affects girls’ development, interrupting their education and putting them at higher risk of domestic violence and early pregnancy.

“I talk to the parents, I tell them: if you educate your girls you will have everything in the future.” she said to U.N. Women last year.

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16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl- Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

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Drunk driving needs to stop, by all means. Every day people die across the world because some people make the decision to drive while drunk, not only endangering their own lives, but also the lives of all the people on the same road as them.

This story is about a teenager who was smart and listened to her mom, but everything still went so wrong. Everybody needs to read this story.

The story is fictional, but the message behind it is something we can’t just shrug off.

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

“I went to a party, Mom,  I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,  so I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I’d get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.

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I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,
the other car didn’t see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,
the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I’m the one who will pay.

I’m lying here dying, Mom.  I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?  My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom, I’ll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom.  The others didn’t think.

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is,
he drank and I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom?  It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now.  Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don’t think it’s fair.
I’m lying here dying and all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.  Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom, put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.  I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom.  When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom, before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive,  so why am I the one to die?

Please share this story with all your friends on Facebook to show that no one should have to die because someone makes an irresponsible decision to drive while drunk.

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Video Shows Woman Pushing Elderly Man Off The Bus After He Asked Her To Be Nice Causing His Death

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Video Shows Woman Pushing Elderly Man Off The Bus After He Asked Her To Be Nice Causing His Death

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers. The video shows 74-year-old Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21 after Cadesha Michelle Bishop is seen aggressively pushing him off the bus.

At the time of the incident, the 74 year old refused medical treatment, before pain from the injuries he sustained from the fall forced him to go to a hospital later that night. Sadly, he died April 23.

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers.

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers.

Fournier’s family notified Las Vegas police of his death and Cadesha Michelle Bishop, 25, was arrested May 6th. The Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner reported that he died as a result of complications from blunt force injuries he had sustained to his torso and ruled his death a homicide.

Following her arrest Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder and is being held at the Clark County Detention on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.

The police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

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According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section, Fournier had asked the 25 year old woman to be ‘nicer’ to fellow passengers after she’d been heard yelling and cursing at other people in the bus.

In the video, a woman can be seen talking to Fournier as he walked past carrying a walker and heading towards the bus door. As he was about to alight, Bishop appears behind him and pushes him with both hands off the bus smashing his face on the concrete ground.

Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder after pushing an elderly man off a bus and is being held at the Clark County Detention

Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder after pushing an elderly man off a bus and is being held at the Clark County Detention

Speaking to KLAS-TV, Fournier’s neighbor, Jeffrey Bingham, said, “He wasn’t able to eat. He was in a lot of pain, crushed hip. I put my hand up to his face and I said, ‘We got you covered.'”.

“And then he kinda went… he said… ‘God bless you,’ and that was the last thing he said to me.” Bingham added about his last moments with Fournier.

Please keep the families involved in your prayers and pray for this world we live in. Its so heartbreaking that this can happen to someone for asking someone to be nice and a little kinder to other people.

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