Monday, June 30, 2014

Ufologist Stanton Friedman Suffers Heart Attack

Breaking news from KGRA Radio tells of a healthwatch for a well-known individual in UFO circles.
American physicist and UFO investigator/author Stanton Friedman suffered a heart attack this weekend [it took place Friday, June 27, 2014] in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where he lives.
According to his co-author Kathy Marden, he's in stable condition and is going to be moved to a larger facility on Monday [June 30, 2014], for possible surgery.
We can safely say, Stan won't be attending next weekend's annual Roswell, New Mexico, event.
He's also scheduled to travel to the Philadelphia for the annual MUFON symposium in three short weeks, as he, George Knapp and Lee Speigel are scheduled to be on a panel together.
Lee will be on the first hour of George Knapp's show tonight at:
(1am Eastern) and is expected to comment further on Stanton.
From all of here at the KGRA ask everyone to please keep our good friend in your prayers at this time. Source
Stanton T. Friedman is a dual citizen of the USA and Canada and lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, just across the Maine border from the USA. (UFO film & television writer, producer, director, and author Paul Kimball of Nova Scotia is Stan's nephew.)

Kathleen Marden reports around 10 am Monday, June 30th, that Stan was talking from the hospital and experiencing a batteries of cardiac tests. Stan turns 80 years old on his next birthday, July 29th.

I last met Stan in 2013, at a special VIP dinner for speakers at the Experiencers event in Portland, Maine. He was fit, healthy, and joy, as always. This is terrible news, and I wish Stan a full, quick recovery.

A word about the terms "UFO" versus "flying saucer": Friedman has consistently favored the use of the term "flying saucer" in his work, saying "Flying saucers are, by definition, unidentified flying objects, but very few unidentified flying objects are flying saucers. I am interested in the latter, not the former."

Friedman formerly called himself "The Flying Saucer Physicist," because of his degrees in nuclear physics and his work on nuclear projects, according to ufo encyclopedia authors Ronald Story and Jerome Clark.

Stanton Friedman drawing by Nick Shev.

Because Stan is a prolific speaker at UFO-related conferences, his biography is well-known to most in the field.

Nuclear Physicist-Author-Lecturer Stanton T. Friedman received his BSc. and MSc. Degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell-Douglas working in such highly advanced, classified, eventually cancelled programs as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear power-plants for space and terrestrial applications.

He became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 U.S. states, 9 Canadian provinces and 16 other countries in addition to various nuclear consulting efforts. He has published more than 90 UFO papers and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including on Larry King in 1997, 2007 and twice in 2008, and many documentaries. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident. TOP SECRET/MAJIC his controversial book about the Majestic 12 group, established in 1947 to deal with alien technology, was published in 1996 and went through 6 printings. An expanded new edition was published in 2005.

Stan was presented with a Lifetime UFO Achievement Award in Leeds, England, in 2002, by UFO Magazine of the UK. He is co-author with Kathleen Marden (Betty Hill’s Niece) of a book in 2007: Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. The City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, declared August 27, 2007, Stanton Friedman Day. His book Flying Saucers and Science was published in June 2008 and is in its 4th printing. His newest book Science Was Wrong with Kathleen Marden, was published in June 2010. On July 2, 2010, he was inducted into the Roswell UFO Hall of Fame.

He has provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the UN, and been a pioneer in many aspects of ufology including Roswell, Majestic 12, The Betty Hill- Marjorie Fish star map work, analysis of the Delphos, Kansas, physical trace case, crashed saucers, flying saucer technology, and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort To Investigate) cultists. 

Stan has spoken at more MUFON Symposia than any other individual.


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bourbon Street Shooting

An angry-sounding man shot at another man and then emptied his gun into the crowd in the 700 block of Bourbon Street early Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, according to an eyewitness.

New Orleans Police say nine people have been injured during a shooting on celebrated Bourbon Street.

Police spokesman Frank Robertson says the incident happened early Sunday. Seven people were hospitalized in stable condition, and a female was listed in critical condition. Another victim's condition was not available.

Bourbon Street is New Orleans' most famous street, a nightly swirl of bright neon and happy tourists with beverages in hand. The French Quarter's Bourbon Street is a blend of jazz joints, strip clubs, bars and four-star restaurants. Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo is located on the corner of St Ann. Reverend Zombie's House of Voodoo is down St. Peter Street from the site of the shooting.

Sunday morning's incident is the third major shooting on Bourbon Street in the last three years. In February on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, an argument in the 400 block of Bourbon Street led to a shooting that sent four people to the hospital. During Halloween in 2011 on that same block, one person was killed and seven others were injured after gunmen opened fire on each other in the crowd, according to the USA Today.

Suffer The Little Children, Part II

A 3-year-old girl (identified as Wynter Larkin) is dead after an accident occurred at a Rita's Water Ice Saturday afternoon [June 28, 2014].A security gate detached and came crashing down on the child shortly after 4 p.m. when she was standing outside a Rita's location at 2829 Girard Ave. in Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood, according to reports.
An ambulance rushed the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:02 p.m., according to officials.
Police say the girl was with her mother attending a fundraising event for the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority when the tragedy occurred. (Read more at source.)

Photos from the scene show the black metal gate lying on the sidewalk, pink balloons still tied to it in front of the shop's red and white striped awning.
Several popped balloons appear trapped underneath the gate, which businesses typically roll down after hour to prevent crime. (These details were graphically mentioned in the Daily Mail.)
Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.
Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The founders were three Howard University undergraduates, -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just.
From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, "friendship is essential to the soul," the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto. Source.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. Membership is primarily for college educated women, but not all members have attended college. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of twenty students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Source.

In an update of an earlier "Suffer The Little Children" item about the child who died in a SUV in the Atlanta area, CNN reported:
The suspect in a Georgia toddler's death told police he used the Internet to research child deaths inside vehicles, a search warrant said.
The father, Justin Ross Harris, 33, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and second-degree child cruelty in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper Harris. The boy died after he was left seven hours in a sweltering SUV on June 18.
"During an interview with Justin, he stated that he recently researched, through the internet, child deaths inside vehicles and what temperature it needs to be for that to occur," according to a sworn statement in the warrant from a police officer. "Justin stated that he was fearful that this could happen."
According to search warrants from a Cobb County magistrate court, investigators seized a number of items from the father's home: An iPhone 5, Hyundai car, home laptop computer, computer tower, a Google Chromecast Internet searcher and other electronic devices.
On Sunday, June 29th, CNN noted:
Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she previously researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.

In a followup on another earlier report, "Solstice Missing Teen Found Dead in Maine," details have emerged about his slaying:
Three young men, one of them from Sanford, Maine, face the possibility of life in prison after being charged Thursday [June 26, 2014] with the premeditated stabbing death of a teenager whose body was dumped last weekend in Lebanon, Maine.
Zachary Pinette, 18, of Sanford appeared Thursday in Dover District Court to be formally charged with the first-degree murder of Aaron Wilkinson.
His co-defendants, Michael Tatum, 21, of Barrington, New Hampshire, and Tristan Wolusky, 18, of Rochester, New Hampshire, appeared from the Strafford County Jail through a video link.
The three are charged with killing Wilkinson outside his house in Madbury, a small town next to Dover. Pinette drove them there from Maine after midnight on Saturday, and held a machete as the other two stabbed Wilkinson with knives and then the machete, according to documents filed by prosecutors.
The documents say that at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Pinette aided Wolusky and Tatum in committing first-degree murder. The documents also say that Tatum stabbed Wilkinson with a knife, and that Wolusky used a “knife and/or machete.” Source.

It may not be a coincidence that this killing took place a few hours before the Solstice.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Controversial Authors Terry Hansen and Louis A. Frank Die

Two revolutionary intellectuals, both authors of books that made people think, passed away recently this Spring.

Terry Hansen

Overnight on June 20, into June 21, 2014, nearing the Summer Solstice, journalist and researcher Terry Hansen died. Hansen was a ufologist and author of The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up.

Hansen died quietly in his sleep. His wife Jessica reported the doctor said her husband had a massive coronary, and felt no pain.

The site The UFO Chronicles first shared the news, and quoted Hansen's wife as saying:
He was the most honest person with the greatest sense of integrity I have ever known. My first impression of Terry was one of nobility of spirit and he never let me down He had a lot of wonderful adventures the last few years of his life and I am so grateful for that.
Terry Hansen was a former magazine editor and then became an independent journalist with a special interest in scientific controversies and the politics of knowledge. He followed the UFO controversy for much of his life and had occasionally written about it for various media, including National Public Radio and the Minneapolis Star & Tribune. He was a guest on various regional and national broadcast programs, including Dreamland, the History Channel, and Strange Days. He had spoken before various groups about UFO-related censorship and propaganda.

Hansen organized and moderated two symposiums about "The Science and Politics of UFO Research" for the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. His one book was The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up. Find excerpts from the book by clicking here.

Hansen held a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in science journalism, both from the University of Minnesota.
Terry Hansen was a founding partner of KFH Publications, Inc., a Seattle computer-magazine publishing company. He was also an active private pilot with ratings for single-engine aircraft and gliders, and the skipper of the converted diesel-powered wooden fishing trawler, New Rosa. He had lived on the Canadian Gulf Islands, and on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, with his wife, Jess, and two parrots.


Louis A. Frank

Word has also reached me, via Patrick Huyghe, that the revolutionary thinker Louis A. Frank died over a month ago. Frank thought outside the box, often, and was Patrick's coauthor on The Big Splash.

Frank, an experimental physicist, was often on the breaking edge of science, as he made the first measurements of the plasma ring around Saturn, was the first to measure solar-wind plasma funneling directly into the Earth’s polar atmosphere and was the first to observe with a scientific instrument the belt of ions around the Earth known as the “ring current.” Frank also discovered the theta aurora, a light phenomenon that looks like the Greek letter theta hovering above the polar cap.

As a young scientist, when he was 42, Louis Frank got in the most hot water (no pun intended) when he started talking about small comets and their importance in the history of Earth. The grueling nature of Frank's battle with other scientists was even briefly highlighted in The New York Times.

The Des Moines Register summarized Frank's concept and what happened because of the controversy this way:
Louis A. Frank, a retired University of Iowa scientist who believed small comets made of ice and water crashed into the Earth to create the planet’s lakes, rivers and oceans, died Friday. He was 75.
In 1981, Frank and his UI colleagues analyzed data from the NASA satellite Dynamics Explorer I, which looked at Earth in ultraviolet light. Frank and his team were interested in small black dots found in the images.
While some believed the dots were transmission errors, Frank and his team concluded the spots were caused by the disintegration of small comets — each weighing about 20 to 40 tons.
In 1986, Frank published his findings in Geographical Research Letters, a scientific journal. He argued that as many as 25,000 small comets disintegrated in the Earth’s atmosphere each day.
Eleven other researchers published responses refuting Frank’s claims, and Frank and his co-other responded to 10 of them.
In 1990, he and science writer Patrick Huyghe published the book The Big Splash: A Scientific Discovery That Revolutionizes the Way We View the Origin of Life, the Water We Drink, the Death of the Dinosaurs, the Creation of the Oceans, the Nature of the Cosmos, and the Very Future of the Earth Itself.
In 1999, Frank, a Chicago native, compared his earlier research to images from NASA’s Polar satellite, which he believed supported his theory. However, again, scientists in the field objected to his findings.
In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post and The Des Moines Register, Frank described the painful experience of advocating for an unpopular idea in the scientific community.
“The science game can be brutal,” he wrote. “I was shunned by almost everyone. … I paid a stiff price. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so naive, but the behavior of some former friends and colleagues amazed me. It went far beyond what I expected.”

Here is his formal obituary:
Dr. Louis A. Frank, Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy from the University of Iowa died Friday, May 16, 2014.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Private family interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Van Allen Physics Scholarship Fund at the University of Iowa Foundation.

Louis was born in Chicago, IL and graduated from high school in Fort Madison, Iowa. He enjoyed nurturing trees and wildlife as well as automobiles. His passion in life was science.
Dr. Frank was a Professor of Physics at The University of Iowa, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1964. His first professional research activities occurred in 1958 when he assisted Professor Van Allen in the calibration of the first U. S. lunar probes, Pioneers 3 and 4, as an undergraduate student. Since then he had been an experimenter, co-investigator, or principal investigator for instruments on forty-two spacecraft. Dr. Frank was the principal investigator for the auroral imaging instruments for the Dynamics Explorer Mission, the plasma instrumentation for the Galileo Mission to Jupiter, the U. S. plasma instrumentation for the Japanese Geotail spacecraft, and the camera for visible wavelengths for the Polar spacecraft of the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) Program. His publications encompassed such topics as the first direct measurements of the terrestrial ring current and of the polar cusp, the current systems in Earth's magnetotail, the plasma tori at Jupiter and at Saturn, and global imaging of Earth's auroral zones and atmosphere. His research interests were directed toward magnetospheric plasmas in the vicinity of Earth, wave-plasma instabilities, active experiments in the ionosphere, interpretation of auroral images in terms of global convection and current systems, the Jovian magnetosphere and its relationship with the Galilean satellites, computed tomography, geocoronal hydrogen, comets, and optics. He served on various NASA and NAS/NRC committees and as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the American Astronomical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Academy of Astronautics. He was a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a recipient of the National Space Act Award.
His family includes his two daughters, Jessica Frank of Iowa City and Suzanne Frankof Waterloo; brother, Clyde Frank of Virginia; sister, Emilou Woods of Colorado, and grandson Taylor Bergstrom of New York.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The new multicolored clothing on the stranger made people feel slightly uneasy. The man’s name, Bunting, was a reflection of his attire, the residents of the small Westphalian town were soon to learn. The tall, thin newcomer offered his services to the town council, and they readily accepted. Pest control was a serious problem in 1284 and this fellow Bunting said he could get rid of all the rats in town. Thus the beginning of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin was born. Bunting did lure the rats with his mystical music into drowning in the Weser River, but the townspeople refused to pay him. The Pied Piper decided to collect in another fashion. On St. John’s Day, June 24th, Bunting returned to Hamelin and piped his haunting tune. Soon all one hundred and thirty children were enchanted into following him out of the town and into a cave in the Koppenberg Mountain. The entrance was sealed and the children were trapped forever.

[Some fix the exact date of the exodus on St. John and Paul's Day, June 26, 1284.]

The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin is said by some scholars to be based on truth. Others feel the story grew out of the Children’s Crusade of 1212 in which 20,000 young crusaders marched towards the East and were never seen again. Whatever its origin, the tale is a well known one, having been retold in many ways at various times. Robert Browning’s poem, for example, was written in the 1800s, and places the events of the Piper’s last visit to Hamelin on July 22, 1376. The town of Hamelin does exist, and perhaps the sinister character and deeds of Bunting did as well.

The above passage is from my book, Mysterious America, in my "Phantom Clowns" chapter because "Pied Pipers" continue to visit themselves upon the children in the USA and elsewhere.

Illustration by D. Baum.
H/T to C.T.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Solstice Missing Teen Found Dead In Maine

Authorities said an 18-year-old from Madbury, New Hampshire who was reported missing from his home on June 21, 2014, Saturday, the Summer Solstice, was stabbed to death.

Parents of the missing teen called local police Saturday morning to report their son missing. Shortly after the initial report, the state police and their major crime unit joined the investigation. Authorities spent much of the afternoon and evening on Saturday at the teen's home on Evans Road. They returned on Sunday. State police officers could be seen gathering evidence and processing the scene.
Meanwhile, in nearby Lebanon, Maine, authorities just across the border were trying to determine the identity of a body discovered along Long Swamp Road on Saturday afternoon. The body was found by a woman walking along the road at about 4 p.m.
In a news release early Sunday morning, Maine police said the body had no identification on it and they were reviewing missing persons reports from Maine and other New England states.
Authorities in New Hampshire said they would wait until a definitive identification was made to connect the two, but family members of the missing teen were told by police it was likely their son. Source.
Authorities confirmed Monday that the person who was found stabbed to death in Lebanon, Maine, on Saturday was the teenager who was reported missing from his home in Madbury that day, but they shed no light on what they believe happened or whether they have identified a suspect.
Aaron Wilkinson, who stopped attending high school last year and worked until a few months ago at a warehouse at the Kittery Trading Post, was an avid skateboarder who frequented the John C. Littlefield Memorial Skate Park in Exeter, New Hampshire.
... Wilkinson left Dover High [School] and attended Oyster River High School in neighboring Durham, according to his Facebook page, though he left before this year, which would have been his senior year.
Prosecutors in New Hampshire would not say when or where Wilkinson was killed, or when he was last seen by his family before he was reported missing Saturday morning. Source.
At top: A makeshift memorial stands along Long Swamp Road in Lebanon on Monday. Police have identified a man who was found fatally stabbed in Lebanon on Saturday as 18-year-old Aaron Wilkinson. Photo credit: Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer Portland Press Herald.

It is a name with Hebrew origins, meaning "mountaintop" or "exalted."

"Son of Wilkin," from Wilkin, a diminutive for William from the Germanic nameWilhelm from the elements wil, "will or desire," and helm, "helmet or protection." Wilkinson is just one of many surnames derived from William, or "son of William."

For a followup, see:  Suffer The Little Children, Part II

Miami's Liberty City: 9 Shot, 2 Dead

Nine people, according to CNN, were shot Tuesday morning, St. John's Day, June 24, 2014, in the Liberty City section of Miami.

Five people were taken to the hospital. Two people died in the shooting, Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said.

One of the victims was a teenage girl, CBS4 reports.

The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. outside an apartment complex in the Liberty City neighborhood, about 6 miles north of downtown Miami, at Northwest 12th Avenue and 65th Street (pictured above), according to CNN and the Miami Herald.

This Miami neighborhood is home to one of the largest concentrations of African Americans in South Florida, as of the 2000 Census. Although often referred to as "Model City" both historically and by the City of Miami government, the neighborhood is more commonly referred to as "Liberty City" by local residents and the media.

Liberty Square and Compass Freedom Pin

President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the construction of the Liberty Square housing project in 1933, the first of its kind in the southern United States. Construction on the initial housing project began in 1934 and opened in 1937.

The Masonic origins of the Liberty Tree to Liberty Square concept is quite apparent, and appears to be part of the history of this Liberty Square, as well as those traditionally linked to the Freemasonry origins of the Revolutionary War.

The Liberty City of the 1940s-1960s was the home of Kelsey Pharr, M. Athalie Range (the first African American to elected serve on the Miami city commission) and boxer Muhammad Ali.

Into the 1990s and 2000s, the region's music that gained popularity grew to reflect the area with locals such as Luther Campbell of the 2 Live Crew pioneering the Miami bass genre, which dominated Southern hip hop music during the decade. Other music and sports talents rose to national prominence from the area such as rappers Trina and Trick Daddy and NFL players Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson, Terry Bridgewater, and Willis McGahee.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sadly, Suffer The Little Children

Some sad, weird stories are crossing my desk, about kids, about deaths, about this time of year, and, of course, once again, from the Atlanta area. Maybe there's someone out there who can see some patterns or meaning in all of this horrible news.

First, something seemed to be in the wind about the Summer Solstice, more so than normal, this year. There was a rash of stories, seemingly causing some Satanic smoldering about the dates June 20-25. See  "Satanists & Solstice Slayings." Of course, there was a hint of bizarreness just before the 21st on "Friday the 13th at Waffle House." Earlier, in May, a "Man Robbed A Waffle House With A Pitchfork."

The three Waffle House incidents - the pitchfork robbery at a WH, the killing of an on-duty policeman working as a security guard at a WH, and a WH employee shooting and killing a customer - all happened at Atlanta-area Waffle Houses.

In a strange link to Atlanta and an old name game previously identified here (= Tecumseh), the William Tecumseh Sherman monument (above) at the Grand Army Plaza in New York City was in the news because it is losing its gold covering. Tecumseh also showed up in the news this week with a lightning fire in Tecumseh, Ontario; a horse being killed in a fire in Tecumseh, Oklahoma; and a shooting at the intersection of Gloster and Tecumseh streets in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to name but a few examples.

The Union general who burned Atlanta was named after the great Shawnee prophet Tecumseh.

When another human tragedy struck, late in June, it was no surprise that the Atlanta area was a focus again. A toddler had been found dead, and had apparently been left alone for hours in a hot car. The distraught father blamed himself and faced serious criminal charges.
But there is a bit of mystery here. What was the truth behind the incident?
Cobb County, Georgia, police imply there is more -- much more -- to the story.
"Much has changed about the circumstances leading up to the death of this 22-month-old [Cooper Harris, pictured at top] since it was first reported," Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce told CNN. He would not elaborate, citing an ongoing investigation, but his words made it clear this was not just another case of a young life left and lost to heat exposure in a hot car.
Shocking details in hot car death case
"I've been in law enforcement for 34 years. What I know about this case shocks my conscience as a police officer, a father and a grandfather," said Pierce.
Initially, Justin Ross Harris, 33, (pictured) told Cobb County police that he accidentally left his toddler son in his SUV on Wednesday. According to police, Harris told them he had forgotten to drop the child off at a daycare center, before going to work.
Harris initially told police he realized that he'd left the boy strapped in his car seat as he drove home Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators say patrol officers were in the area of the Akers Mill Square shopping center in the suburban Atlanta county when dispatchers received the calls from witnesses around 4:20 p.m.
"He kept saying, 'What have I done? What have I done?'" Dale Hamilton told CNN affiliate WSB-TV.
"Within moments of the first responders getting to the scene and doing their job and questions began to be asked about the moments that led up to their arrival at the scene, some of those answers were not making sense to the first responders," Pierce of Cobb County Police said.
On Thursday, Harris pleaded not guilty to felony murder and cruelty to children charges. He's being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail.
CNN spoke with the child's mother, Leanna Harris, on Friday. Harris says she's been advised not to discuss the case with the media.
"We have been in communication with the mother throughout the investigation. At this time, I'm not at liberty to discuss her involvement. That's a part of the case our detectives are working on," Pierce said....
According to the arrest warrant, the temperature reached 88 degrees in the area on Wednesday. Police said medical personnel believed the child had been in the SUV since 9 a.m., as Harris said.
But Pierce told CNN on Friday, "I cannot confirm that the child, as originally reported, was in the car at 9 a.m." ~ CNN
What's worse, there was another such death.
The [Atlanta-area] toddler's death was the second this week of a child in a hot car. On Monday, a 9-month-old girl died in Rockledge, Fla., after her father forgot to drop her off at her grandmother's house, leaving her in the back seat of his pickup truck for several hours as he worked at his job as a telephone solicitor for the Fraternal Order of Police.
As of Thursday, no charges had been filed against Steven Lillie, 31, of Cocoa, Fla. Rockledge Police say they still are investigating the death and allowing Lillie and his girlfriend, the child's mother, to grieve the loss.
"She's been in the car for hours, and I absolutely forgot about her," Lillie said during a 9-1-1 call Monday to police dispatchers. "She's not alive." USA Today.

Thus far, in 2014, the following incidents have occurred:

Incident #DateLocationTemperatureNameAge
06/18/14Cobb County, GA91°Cooper Harris22 mo
06/16/14Rockledge, FL91°Anna  Lillie9 mo
06/12/14Ardmore, OK84°Mason Ryan Wood2 mo
06/10/14Flint, TX88°Bella Lindstrom4 yr
06/08/14Sarasota, FL85°Alejandra Hernandez2 yr
06/04/14Dolgeville, NY73°Sophia Lea Marie Lyon15 mo
05/25/14Florence, SC86°Jeremiah A. Kennedy13 mo
05/25/14Princeton, IL84°Logan Jacobs5 yr
05/12/14Clarkston, GA87°Julius Meh2 yr
05/08/14Hartsville, SC93°Sophia Goyeneche13 mo
04/29/14Bakersfield, CA87°Fernando Velasquez5 yr
04/22/14North Richland Hills, TX84°Aurora Hollingsworth17 mo
04/16/14San Jose, CA80°Giovanni Alonzo Hernandez9 mo

For 2013, see the list here.

"Suffer the little children" seemed a fitting headline for this posting.
But Jesus said, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 19:14, English Revised Version, The Bible
Just to clarify, as pointed out by RC in a comment to me, the use of the word "suffer" in the biblical sense means to "allow" as in "allow the children to come to me."

What is the paradox is how the meaning has changed for people from Stephen King (see at bottom) to the self-styled Satanists.

Meanwhile, the BeforeItNews folks wanted to turn everyone's attention to Denver, Colorado, over the Solstice weekend. There was talk of the sacrifice of a human child there, due to the Summer Solstice.

It was also pointed out that around the time of the Summer Solstice in 2013, in Midwest City, Oklahoma,
a toddler was held hostage [on June 17th] at Walmart, the suspected criminal claimed he was part of a Satanic cult.
News9 reported Sammie Lamont Wallace grabbed the two-year-old child at knifepoint and began speaking about the Illuminati and a satanic cult. Police said they began to research the things Wallace said, and found out that the day of the incident linked to a day of human sacrifice.
Police shot and killed Wallace after he began to make attempts on the girl's life. According to the police report they found religious writings in a notebook to validate his actions. See a report that further explains the story here.


A school shooting, Stephen King, and Miss Sibley.

"Suffer the Little Children" is a February 1972 short story by Stephen King. 

As King developed the tale, it was one about a school shooting long before the modern era of such events.

The plot centers on a frightened third grade teacher, Miss Emily Sidley, who brings her deceased brother's gun to school. There she takes twelve of her students to a room and shoots each one dead. Soon, she is interrupted by another teacher, and stops before she can kill another student.

Miss Sidley is sent to a mental hospital after the murders, and eventually takes her own life.

In 1993, King wrote that the story had "no redeeming social merit whatever."

Later, Stephen King discussed the role of his book Rage (which also contains a school shooting) after the school shootings by Barry Loukaitis of February 2, 1996, in Moses Lake, Washington. Eventually King apologized for writing the book, saying he penned it during a troubling period in his life. He said he wished it never had been published. Finally in 1999, after Columbine, King told his publisher to pull it from publication and took it out-of-print. He told the Today Show’s Katie Couric: “I took a look at Rage and said to myself, if this book is acting as any sort of accelerate, if it’s having any effect on any of these kids at all, I don’t want anything to do with it, regardless of what may be the moral and legal rights and wrongs. Even talking about it makes me nervous.”
H/T to Sibyl Hunter for some hints.
For a followup, see Suffer The Little Children, Part II