Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) are urging FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate over 500 cases of children missing in the nation’s capital.
On Friday, the New York Daily News reported that Richmond and Norton sent a letter pleading to Comey and Sessions to “devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.”
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, more than 500 kids and teens — many of them black teenage girls — were reported missing in Washington, D.C., since the beginning of 2017.
As of Wednesday, 22 cases remain unsolved. Read more.
Mycroft Holmes always had many duties; even as a child. He was the eldest child which instantly gave him responsibility. He looked after his younger siblings (arguably) very well and later protected the rest of the world from his little sister. Although locking her up from any human contact probably wasn’t the best of ideas, it was for the best. As the eldest, it was his responsibility to keep Sherlock out of trouble. Mycroft acted like he never cared but he did. Family was important to him. He acted like it was no big deal but those who knew him best could tell he was lying.
Next came the British Government. It was Mycroft’s duty to protect England. Queen and Country and all that. He was a fan of solidarity and preferred to stay at the Diogenes Club when not a work. Occasionally, he would pester his little brother. Mycroft was a loner and preferred his work to human interaction. He also preferred cake. Lots of cake. People bored him. He hadn’t really met anyone intriguing. Well… That was until you came into the picture.
Miss Y/N L/N. That was your name. Mycroft was introduced to you as you used to be a client of Sherlock’s and you happened to be a friend of John. They offered you a place to stay at 221B so you lived with the Baker Street Boys. Mycroft was astounded with your beauty when he first saw you. He had never believed in beauty before he laid his eyes upon you. You were intelligent however not as smart as the Holmes siblings. Mycroft had taken an interest in you although you were confused on why. Everyone could tell but he denied it. He would check up on Sherlock more frequently or find you and ask how his brother was. You had a soft spot for the Holmes brother. You saw through the harsh and icy exterior Mycroft had. He disliked that but he thought you were special. Not many could be kind, caring, and patient with him. Although John and Mrs Hudson were not the biggest fans of Mycroft Holmes, they knew you liked each other so they persuaded Mycroft to ask you out for a drink. He reluctantly agreed but was actually quite excited for it. So was you. Obviously Mycroft wouldn’t take you to the pub for a drink. This is Mycroft Holmes we are talking about so he wouldn’t be seen dead in there. He put on his best suit and even took a different umbrella! You wore a red dress with black high heels. He ordered a limousine to pick you up from the flat and take you to a fancy Italian. It was fairly awkward at first but you eventually developed a good conversation and you both clicked. After the meal, he took you home and you shared you first kiss. Who knew that someone could have such control over the great Mycroft Holmes?
After four years of dating, he popped the question. You were staying in a cottage in the countryside. Mycroft wasn’t a fan of holidays but he wanted it to be special. He also wasn’t one for weddings but something inside him just told him to wed you. You obviously said yes so the wedding was planned. You wore a stunning white lace dress. Mycroft wore the smartest and most expensive suit he could find. The wedding was small and it was held in a small chapel in Yorkshire. Sherlock was chosen to be best man and he did quite a good job. Your families and a few friends attended. It was the proudest moment of his life. Well, that was until he became a father…
On July 20th, Eleanor Lydia Holmes was born. It was a rough journey but you finally gave birth and both you and child were safe and healthy. Mycroft felt full of pride when he looked down at his baby girl in his arms. She looked like you yet she had his eyes. After your first child was born, you retired from London and moved down to Cornwall. Mycroft kept his job and worked from home but he had to travel up to London occasionally. You stayed as a full time mum for two years but you wrote and published a few novels. After the two years, you got a job in teaching. Five years later, Florence Olivia Holmes was born. Their minds were amazing. They were as intelligent as Mycroft but luckily they were more kind and caring. Their Uncle Sherlock played a huge part in their lives. Sherlock would come and visit whenever he could but you’d often come up to London to visit 221B.
As Mycroft Holmes lay on his deathbed, he reminisced about the times you shared. You was his everything and it pained him deeply when you passed away last year. You were both in your late eighties so your bodies were not in the best condition. It broke his heart when you were taken away from him. His children had children now. Eleanor had two girls whereas Florence had a boy. Mycroft was very happy that he was surrounded by his family and they were very close to him. So as Mycroft closed his eyes for the final time, he smiled with the knowledge that he had changed. He became a family man and was not the icy cold man that he was when he was younger. The iceman had a heart and he had fulfilled his duties.
Democrat Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton caught on camera hitting cars in worst parking job ever.
A couple of Washington DC office workers looked out of their window at just the right time and captured this video of Democrat Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton hitting neighboring cars as she engaged in the worst parking job of all time.
here’s the video:
I don’t know what Washington DC’s traffic laws are, but I’m pretty sure this would qualify for a felony hit and run because Norton didn’t even bother leaving a note after she dinged the other cars. At the very least, she should permanently have her drivers license revoked.
As a Washington politician and Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton most likely is under the impression that traffic laws (or any laws) don’t apply to her. Laws are only for the little people.
Help us fight against organ transplant discrimination on the national level
We’ve been fighting against organ transplant discrimination for years. For too long, children and adults with developmental disabilities have been discriminated against by the organ transplant system – despite the fact that their disabilities had no bearing on whether or not their transplant would be a success. This fight against organ transplant discrimination is deeply rooted in our belief that disabled lives are worth the same as non-disabled ones.
Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) is also fighting for the equality of disabled lives. Rep. Honda is sending a letter to the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, urging them to issue guidance to the field declaring organ transplant discrimination against people with disabilities illegal under the ADA and Section 504. Thankfully, neither we nor Rep. Honda are alone in this fight. The following Representatives have signed on to Rep. Honda’s letter, signaling that organ transplant discrimination should not stand:
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Raúl M. Grijalva
Donald S. Beyer Jr.
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr.
Frederica S. Wilson
Chris Van Hollen
The deadline for new Representatives to sign on against organ transplant discrimination has been extended to Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 5pm EST.
Your help has been essential to ending organ transplant discrimination in Maryland and New Jersey, and to the ongoing fights in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Now we need your help to give the movement to end organ transplant discrimination a win on the national level. Contact your Representative and tell them to sign on to Rep. Honda’s letter to HHS OCR to stop discrimination against people with disabilities in organ transplantation. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and contact your Representative today!