Report confirms that police killed Natasha McKenna with her hands cuffed and legs shackled.

A mentally ill woman who died after a stun gun was used on her at the Fairfax County jail in February was restrained with handcuffs behind her back, leg shackles and a mask when a sheriff’s deputy shocked her four times, incident reports obtained by The Washington Post show.

Natasha McKenna initially cooperated with deputies, placed her hands through her cell door food slot and agreed to be handcuffed, the reports show. But McKenna, whose deteriorating mental state had caused Fairfax to seek help for her, then began trying to fight her way out of the cuffs, repeatedly screaming, “You promised you wouldn’t kill me!” the reports show.

Then, six members of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, dressed in white full-body biohazard suits and gas masks, arrived and placed a wildly struggling 130-pound McKenna into full restraints, their reports state. But when McKenna wouldn’t bend her knees so she could be placed into a wheeled restraint chair, a lieutenant delivered four 50,000-volt shocks from the Taser, enabling the other deputies to strap her into the chair, the reports show.

Within minutes of being shocked by the Taser, McKenna stopped breathing. The reports show that jail deputies were unable to revive her using CPR and that her heart was stopped for about 20 minutes before paramedics revived her in the ambulance en route to Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her heart then stopped three more times over the next hour before she was stabilized, according to the sheriff’s deputies’ reports.

The reports show that deputies quickly placed a defibrillator on McKenna, but three times the machine advised “Do Not Shock,” which it will do when a heart has completely stopped, experts said, because an electric shock will not restart the heart.

Numerous experts said the use of a stun gun on a fully restrained prisoner was an unreasonable use of force, particularly in a jail setting where a person is unlikely to flee. They also said Tasers are not recommended for use on the mentally ill, that even the Taser manufacturer warns against using them on people in a state of “excited delirium,” and that using a stun gun more than three times is thought to be above the threshold for use on a single person.

“She wasn’t a threat; she wasn’t going anywhere; she was restrained,” said Richard Lichten, a use-of-force expert and former jail official in Los Angeles. “It feels excessive, unnecessary and out of policy, based on what you’re telling me.”

My name is Bree,

This is my second submission. I’m still on the road to accepting myself. It is a constant battle with myself everyday. I wish it was simple, but I couldn’t be happier with the progress I’ve made. Even though I’m not a fan of this picture, I’m happy I’m able to be so open with others. 

5'4" 130 pounds. 

39D, 29 ½, 37

My friend Alison and her son Jaidon are missing.

Alison and her son Jaidon Wilson went missing on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from the corner of Case Avenue and Burr Street in St. Paul, family said, and the pair was last seen getting into a unknown black car.

McIntyre is 5-foot-6, 130 pounds, has brown eyes and brown hair. She has her lip pierced on the upper right side, both of her dimples pierced and has several tattoos. She was last seen wearing white coat, black sweater, white pants, and grey boots. Jaidon has brown eyes, brown hair and has dimples.

If you’ve seen her or know anything, call SPP at 651-266-5646.

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“I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life. When I was twenty-one, I decided I wanted to be skinny. I thought it was going to bring me love, happiness, everything I wanted. I barely ate. I exercised three times a day. I got down to 130 pounds and I was more miserable than ever. I hated myself. And after that I gave up on trying to be thin. Now I’ve gotten to the point where I have to lose weight again— but this time for my health.”


Jennifer Welter, 36, on Saturday became the first woman non-kicker or placekick-holder to play in a men’s pro football game, in Allen, Texas. After the Texas Revolution’s 64-30 victory against the North Texas Crunch, no one can say that Welter – Revolution running back, 5'2, 130 pounds – can’t take a legitimate hit from male football players. “I’ve thought of all the reasons why I might be the wrong person to do this. ‘You’re too small, you’re too this, you’re too that.’ The truth is if I can change the game, literally, for any of those girls, it’s worth it,” said Welter, a Dallas Diamonds linebacker since 2004.

Read the story and view more photos. (Photos: Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)


An Ancient and Sacred Tradition: ‘Honey Hunters of Nepal’

In 1987, award winning French photographer and director Éric Valli  and his Australian wife Diane Summers (acting as filmmaker) documents Gurung tribesmen of west-central Nepal bi-yearly harvest of wild honey. 

The Gurung tribesmen of Nepal are master honey hunters, risking their lives collecting honeycomb in the foothills of the Himalayas, using nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long sticks known as tangos.  Up to a dozen men are drafted in to support the hunter or ‘kuiche’ [1]

Before a hunt can commence the honey hunters are required to perform a ceremony to placate the cliff gods. This involves sacrificing a sheep, offering flowers, fruits and rice, and praying to the cliff gods to ensure a safe hunt. [2]

The Himalayan honey bee (apis laborious) is the world’s largest honey bee, that builds their nests anywhere from 8,200 to 15,000 feet (2,500m to 4572m) into the air and each nest can yield as much as 130 pounds (59kg) of honey.

But now both the number of bees and traditional honey hunters are in rapid decline as a result of increased commercial interests and climate change. With funding from the Austrian government, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is addressing problems arising from commercialization of honey hunting and the impact of tourism through the Himalayan Honeybees project. Coordinators of the project aim to work with traditional honey hunters to preserve their sustainable harvesting techniques.[3]

  • Honey Hunters of Nepal near Lamjung - video link
  • Honey Hunters of Nepal (104 pages) available on Amazon
  • BBC Natural World - Wild Honey Hunters (full length documentary)
  • Listening to your inner voice: Eric was a cabinet maker and Diane was a lawyer, and both went to Nepal on separate occasions for different reasons. Nepal had a strong pull for Diane, her intuition urged her to go there.  She left her job as a lawyer, and set out on her journey.  Then through a series of coincidences she met husband to be Eric. They have left the beaten track to open their own trail, and they have a message for those who live and work in other walks of life. Their message is one of courage, of pride, of existential fulfillment, and last but not least, of stress tolerance and conflict, because that is what creativity and leadership is all about. [4]

photos:©eric valli. all rights reserved.

My name is Maya. I’m 22 and I don’t fit into any US size really… I’m short/very curvy.

I’m 5'2, ab 130ish pds. My measurements are awkward. 38 bust (DD), 28 waist, 38 hips. I grew up being known as “chubby” essentially, because I’m nothing like anyone I’ve ever known proportionally.

But..I grew up. &…I love the way I look. I embrace my huge hips& THUNDER THIGHS! ;3 …And guess what? Other people don’t seem to mind.

It’s great seeing that THERE ARE OTHER WOMEN BUILT LIKE ME!!!!


Opahs (also commonly known as moonfish) are large, colorful, deep-bodied pelagic lampriform fishes comprising the small family Lampridae. Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon, but the opah is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That’s just one of many surprising revelations coming to light as more of these mysterious fish appear unexpectedly in scientific surveys along the southern California coast. This unexplained surge is enabling researchers to study and photograph the camera-shy creatures. While documenting a fishing survey, photographer Ralph Pace caught the roughly 130-pound (59-kilogram) fish on camera off the southern California coast in November 2014.

WINNIPEG – Police are looking for help finding a missing teen in Winnipeg.

Nora Leah Rae, 15, of Crane River First Nation, Manitoba, was visiting family in Winnipeg. She was reported missing August 6.

RCMP say family members have had contact with Rae through social media as recently as August 20. But efforts to locate Rae and ensure her safe return home have been unsuccessful.

Rae is described as Aboriginal, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5’3”, 130 pounds.

If you have information that could help find her, please contact the Ste Rose du Lac RCMP at 204-447-3082 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. (Global)


except the ones that are dark skin, weigh over 130 pounds, taller than 5'5, aren’t mixed, has a sense of independence, calls me out for my bullshit, smoke weed (but she has to know how to roll my weed), drinks or goes out to parties. She has to be educated but not too educated or I’ll be threatened and leave. She can’t have natural hair that is short or nappy. She has to be a pure virgin but can’t have virgin hair from Aliexpress because I don’t like girls who wear weave.”

5'2", 20 years old, 125-135 lbs., 37-30-36. Here’s me, at all my (sometimes unflattering) angels. It’s taken years but I’m truly starting to love my body! Curves, awkwardness, stretch marks, dimples, cellulite, and all. There is only one you, love & cherish yourself and live your life to the fullest, beautiful!


This is my wife and I! The above picture was on our 2-year anniversary (a year and a half ago, November 2014.) We were happy together, but not happy with ourselves. Bottom picture is May 2016, heading to the Mumford and Sons concert she surprised me with.

She made changes in her diet before I did, and I had surgery the next summer (June 2015.) I have lost 130 pounds, and she has lost 70! THAT’S 200 POUNDS TOGETHER.

This woman inspires me every day to be a better, healthier person. I could not have gotten this far without her support and love. We make a great team, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!