NXIVM And The Accusations Of It Being A Sex Cult

On September 30 2020, Clare Bronfman was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison. Nine former members of NXIVM testified against her, detailing her role in the organization’s unabated, years-long legal pursuit of them. On October 27 2020, “Vanguard” Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years, after many hours of victim statements from fifteen former NXIVM members and victims of his abuse. On June 30 2021, Allison Mack received a sentence of three years in prison, three years of supervised release after serving her prison term, plus a fine of $20,000 dollars. On September 8 2021, NXIVM’s co-founder Nancy Salzman was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Detractors say he runs a cult-like program aimed at breaking down his subjects psychologically, separating them from their families and inducting them into a bizarre world of messianic pretensions, idiosyncratic language and ritualistic practices.

Sources: Esquire Magazine

Homicide Rates Up

“How many deaths will it take till we know that too many people have died.”
~ Bob Dylan

Mass shootings Friday:

~ Austin, Texas: 14 wounded, two critically
~ Savannah, Georgia: one killed and seven wounded
~ Chicago, Illinois: one killed, nine wounded

Homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year:

~ Homicides in Portland, Ore., rose to 53 from 29, up more than 82 percent
~ Minneapolis, they grew to 79 from 46, up almost 72 percent
~ Los Angeles the number increased to 351 from 258, a 36 percent
~ Philadelphia are up almost 28 percent, with 170 through May 9, compared with 133 in the same period last year
~ Tucson, Ariz., the number jumped to 30 from 17 through May 13, an increase of 76 percent.

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