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A 22-Year-Old Woman Was Arrested For Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old And Forcing Him To Sell Drugs

Twenty-two-year-old Irabelis Carrazana was arrested in Miami for having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. The woman is also being accused of encouraging the boy to partake in the gangster lifestyle she was involved with. This included selling drugs and other gang activity. Stories like these highlight the dangers of young, impressionable kids who meet the wrong adults willing to corrupt them before they fully realize their own potential and dreams. Carrazana more than introduced the child to the gangster lifestyle, there are messages proving that she pressured and forced him to sell drugs for the gang she was a member of.

This week, 22-year-old Irabelis Carrazana was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old.

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The crime went down in Miami. While it’s not clear how Carrazana met the teenage boy, officials say that she was involved with him for more than a year. This wasn’t just a sexual relationship. It was a lot more perverse and appalling than that. Miami-Dade police say that Carrazana was using the 15-year-old for numerous lewd acts other criminal actions. 

The woman not only used the boy for sex, but she forced him to commit crimes, including selling drugs and had him involved with gang activity.

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According to officials, she used the teen to be her errand boy, so if anyone got caught basically, he would be the one that was committing the crimes. However, Carrazana wasn’t very smart about hiding her crimes. She put it all out in the open. 

Police found text messages in which she directed the teenage boy to pick the drug and sell them. He would then give the money to Carrazana.  Officials also found numerous videos on Carrazana’s phone that show the two engaging in sexual acts. The teen admitted to having sex with Carrazana since he was 14. 

The only reason these two ended their relationship was after the teen boy said he didn’t want to sell drugs for her anymore.

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Police say that Carrazana got mad at the boy for not delivering money from a drug deal. That is when he told her he wanted out. It’s pretty remarkable that the boy wasn’t killed because, according to the cops, he was at his house when someone drove by and began firing. 

CBS News reports that Carrazana was charged with “possession of a sexual performance by a child, child neglect charges and contributing to a delinquency of a child.”

The poor kid was like an Uber driver for this woman and also her sex slave. It’s all very disgusting. Carrazana’s arraignment is scheduled for next month, and it’s also unclear if she is remorseful for her actions. 

Carrazana is the latest woman this year to be caught this year having a sexual relationship with an underage boy.

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According to the Center For Disease Control, a 2011 report showed that both men and women were forced to have sexual relationships. The Independent reports, “Similarly, the 2010 survey showed comparable results estimating that nearly 4.5 million men in the US had, at some stage in their lives, been forced to penetrate another person – and that in 79.2 percent of cases, the perpetrator forcing the sexual act was a woman.”

The National Center for Victims of Crime reports that they estimate that women are the abusers in about 14 percent of cases reported among boys and 6 percent of cases reported among girls. 

It’s also extremely difficult for boys to speak out if they’re being abused whether their assailant is a man or a woman. If the predator is a woman who is forcing a man to have sex with them, they rarely disclose it because of the shame surrounding the politics of sex. 

A study titled “Male Rape: The Silent Victim and the Gender of the Listener” Dr. Patrizia Riccardi notes, “A common theme emerging in treating male rape victims is a lost sense of manliness. Male victims voice their concern in reconciling their masculine identity with their experience of being raped. One patient reported that he never disclosed it to his wife of 30 years; the sense of stigma from the rape was felt as huge and devastating.”

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11-Year-Old Boy Steals School Bus, Leads Cops on a 45-Minute High-Speed Chase in Baton Rouge

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11-Year-Old Boy Steals School Bus, Leads Cops on a 45-Minute High-Speed Chase in Baton Rouge

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On Sunday morning, drivers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were treated to a sight they definitely don’t see very often: an 11-year-old boy driving a school bus. But it wasn’t just any “ride”; it was an unaccompanied, illegal joy ride.

That’s right, over the weekend, a young Louisiana boy managed to steal a school bus from the local Head Start and take it out for a spin.

He then led police officers on a 45-minute, high-speed chase around Baton Rouge.

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A TikTok user named @lainetaylor captured the chase on video. As the school bus zoomed down the street, it appeared that around a dozen cop cars were in hot-pursuit of the rogue boy.

Witness Joy Gradney described her first-hand experience to the local WAFB news station, saying, “As he got closer and closer and closer, I saw it’s a little boy in there and he was laughing. He was like giggling on the way across Florida [Ave] as he goes right past me. I’m like, ‘I can’t believe it’s a little boy!'”

According to authorities, the bus was a “push to start” model, so it was easy for the boy to start the vehicle without any keys. As for how he could reach the pedals, that’s a question we’d like an answer to.

Police also claimed that they little boy was flipping them off and taunting them as he drove the stolen school bus.

The chase eventually ended when the bus crashed into a tree. Thankfully, no one was hurt (although three other cars were apparently hit during the chase). The boy was arrested and put in handcuffs.

Libby Smith, the woman whose tree he crashed into, sounded as shocked as anyone when she found out who the bus’s driver was.

“I’m thinking, ‘What in the world is going on?’ And my first thought is that it was a lot of kids on the bus,” she explained to WAFB. “Thank goodness he was okay he was safe, but it was not your typical Sunday afternoon occurrence for sure!”

According to reports, the police charged the boy with “theft of a vehicle, aggravated flight, damage to property and aggravated assault.” We have a feeling he won’t be stealing any more busses any time soon.

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The Miami Herald Apologizes For Including Racist, Anti-Semitic Insert In Newspaper

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The Miami Herald Apologizes For Including Racist, Anti-Semitic Insert In Newspaper

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Readers of the Miami Herald and the El Nuevo Herald noticed a racist and anti-Semitic insert in one of the latest editions. The column in the insert compared BLM activists to Nazis while talking down about the Jewish community.

The Miami Herald recently published a racist and anti-Semitic insert.

The offensive piece, written by Cuban exile Roberto Luque Escalona, received harsh and immediate backlash. Escalona expresses his displeasure for the Jewish community and those seeking racial justice by joining BLM with one column.

“What kind of people are these Jews” writes Escalona. He then continues to “teach” Jewish people the history of the Holocaust and claims that BLM supporters are worse than the Nazis during Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, because the Nazis simply destroyed things and didn’t steal.

The newspaper has apologized for the insert going so far as to admit that it was not properly vetted and that “internal failures” were at play.

According to an open letter, higher ups at the Miami Herald admit to the insert not being read and vetted by the staff. The obvious overlook led to a 40-page insert of right-wing propaganda to be distributed to the readers of both the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Since the publication, the Miami Herald claims to have ended their relationship with Libre, the insert with the racist and anti-Semitic content.

Those responsible at the Miami Herald admitted to not reading the insert before it was distributed.

“We are deeply sorry that inflammatory, racist and anti-Semitic commentary reached our el Nuevo Herald subscribers through LIBRE, a Spanish-language publication that paid our company to have the product printed and inserted into our print edition as a weekly supplement,” reads part of an open letter to readers. “The fact that no one in leadership, beginning with us, had previously read this advertising insert until this issue was surfaced by a reader is distressing. It is one of a series of internal failures that we are investigating in order to prevent this from ever recurring.”

Readers are outraged that the newspaper would allow such offensive things to be published and distributed.

The right-wing conspiracies pushed by Libre are part of a larger Spanish-language disinformation campaign targeting Cubans in southern Florida. The community has been inundated with disinformation ahead of the 2020 election preying on the fears and ignorance within the staunchly conservative Cuban community.

“It’s difficult to measure the effect exactly, but the polling sort of shows it and in focus groups it shows up, with people deeply questioning the Democrats, and referring to the ‘deep state’ in particular — that there’s a real conspiracy against the president from the inside,” Eduardo Gamarra, a pollster and director of the Latino Public Opinion Forum at Florida International University, told Politico. “There’s a strain in our political culture that’s accustomed to conspiracy theories, a culture that’s accustomed to coup d’etats.”

The disinformation is targeting Cubans because of the growing Latino communities who tend to vote Democratic.

According to Politico, the campaign is Cuban specific. The Puerto Rican, Nicaraguan, Colombian, Venezuelan, and Dominican communities in Florida, which continue to grow, typically vote Democratic. These shifting demographics have left Republicans doing anything it takes to keep a strong hold of the Cuban community, even by means of racism, anti-Semitism, and disinformation.

READ: Politicians Need To Stop Assuming That The Latino Vote Is A Monolith Because It Is Not The Truth

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