Mother Files Lawsuit, Blames Son’s Employer For His Suicide

According to Yahoo Parenting, last July, a 22-year old committed suicide three days after he was fired without warning from the Pasadena Target where he worked.

His mother, Virginia Gentles, is calling for Target to take responsibility for a role in his death. In the wrongful death lawsuit Gentles filed against Target in L.A., she alleges that the company engaged in intentional infliction of emotional distress toward her son, who had Asperger’s Syndrome, negligence and false imprisonment as part of a company practice of subjecting employees to a “walk of shame” before they are fired.

“The walk of shame is a Target policy to purposely cause shame, embarrassment and emotional distress to any Target employee who is suspected of stealing from Target,” the suit, filed last Thursday, states, according to NBC Los Angeles.

She claims that her son was wrongfully accused of stealing.

”The policy consists of employees being arrested and paraded in handcuffs through the Target store in full view of co-workers and customers.”

The suit alleges that’s exactly what happened on July 15, 2014 to Gentles, who was released and not charged with any crime.

His mother alleges that the true reason for his firing was a verbal altercation Gentles had with another employee, off-site, months prior.

Is Hillary The Target Of State Of The Union?

Why would the president try to enact legislation on free community college,  grants to selected middle-income households, and tax increases on upper-income earners?

The Atlantic believes that the reason Obama is taking on these challenges is to box in his presumptive successor.

The Atlantic:  “Every time the president advances a concept that thrills his party’s liberal base, he creates a dilemma for Hillary Clinton. Does she agree or not?”   There is a smaller scope on how she can define herself.

Hillary Clinton comes from the more centrist business wing of the Democratic Party.

The Atlantic:  “Whatever her own personal views—still an elusive quantum after all these years in public life—she is identified in the public mind with her husband’s record, her husband’s appointees, and her husband’s donors. Not just in the public mind, but seemingly in the president’s mind, too.

“So as the clock runs down on his administration, he seems determined to set the post-Obama Democratic Party on a more leftward course…”

WikiLeaks Uploads CIA Review Of Assassination Programs

WikiLeaks claims to have obtained a CIA document that assesses high-value targeting (HVT) assassination programs world-wide for their impact on insurgencies.

The CIA document is supposedly classified and is for internal use to review the impact of targeted assassinations on relevant groups.

At first glance, the document comes across as a dry business review, but in truth it is about the assassination of political leaders.

It assesses assassination attacks on insurgent groups by the United States – and other countries – within Afghanistan, Algeria, Colombia, Iraq, Israel,Peru, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Chechnya, Libya, Pakistan and Thailand.

According to WikiLeaks, the document – which seems to be “pro-assassination” – was completed in July 2009 and coincides with the first year of the Obama administration and Leon Panetta’s directorship of the CIA during which the United States significantly increased its CIA assassination program at the expense of capture operations.

It produces a chart for US officials to use in strategically assessing future operations and methods in High Value Targeting assassinations.

The Washington Post looked at the CIA document and the document seems to conclude that raids, drone strikes and other military operations designed to capture or kill “high-value targets” in the Taliban have had little overall effect.  This is in part because of the militant group’s ability to replace leaders.

The Washington Post’s look at the WikiLeaks document is here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/12/18/cia-analysis-high-value-targeting-had-limited-effect-against-taliban/

You can view the WikiLeaks CIA document here:

Click to access WikiLeaks_Secret_CIA_review_of_HVT_Operations.pdf