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Old Dominion University has removed a controversial professor who advocated for "minor-attracted people," following disruptions on campus.

Dr. Allyn Walker, a female-to-male trans, was placed on paid leave amid public backlash to Walker's research and book titled "A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity."

In the book, Walker claims so-called "non-offenders" -- pedophiles who don't act on their urges -- should be treated with empathy.

Dr. Walker supports "affirming therapy" for non-offenders by using child pornography and child sex dolls to suppress their urges toward children.

Part of affirming therapy is to change "pedophile" to MAPs because the P-word is offensive to non-offenders.

ODU issued a statement announcing Walker's suspension on Tuesday.

"Reactions to Dr. Walker's research and book have led to concerns for their safety and that of the campus. Furthermore, the controversy over Dr. Walker's research has disrupted the campus and community environment and is interfering with the institution's mission of teaching and learning."

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A Change.org petition calling for the removal of Dr. Walker from the ODU campus has collected over 11,000 signatures so far.

One person who signed the petition wrote:

"I am disgusted that Old Dominion would employ someone who tries to normalize the sexuality of Pedophiles. They should think of the children in their own families."

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Old Dominion University students have launched a petition to remove a female-to-male trans professor who promotes legalizing pedophilia.

Dr. Allyn Walker, who teaches sociology and criminal justice at ODU, sparked outrage by changing the terminology "pedophile" to MAPs: minor-attracted persons.

In a book titled A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity, Walker argues that minor-attracted people are simply misunderstood.

Walker writes:

"A lot of people when they hear the term 'pedophile', they automatically assume that it means a sex offender, and that isn't true. And it leads to a lot of misconceptions about attractions towards minors."

Walker continued:

"From my perspective, there is no morality or immorality attached to attraction to anyone because no one can control who they're attracted to at all. In other words, it's not who we're attracted to that's either OK or not OK. It's our behaviors in responding to that attraction that are either OK or not OK."

Old Dominion University's administration responded by distancing itself from Walker's comments, but stopped short of removing the professor.

Alumni are outraged at the school's response to the controversy.

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A Change.org petition calling for the school to remove Walker has garnered nearly 3,000 signatures.

Mikiah Everett, an ODU alumnus, said she was "disgusted" by ODU's decision.

"We do not need to change the 'terminology' for pedophiles," Everett said.

"I am disgusted at their response to protect someone that is an advocate for pedophiles and affiliated with the organization Prostasia (a pedophilia advocate group under the guise of a children protection organization.) Dr. Walker has crossed a line and has dressed it up in academic jargon."

Walker reacted to the outrage by saying, "I want to be clear: child sexual abuse is an inexcusable crime."

Walker, who has interviewed child victims as part of research, said:

"As an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, the goal of my research is to prevent crime. I embarked on this research in hopes of gaining understanding of a group that, previously, has not been studied in order to identify ways to protect children."

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An adjunct immigration professor in New York responded to my article titled, "NY state to give $15,600 payments to illegal immigrants."

As you know, the Democrat-controlled NY legislature approved $2.1 billion in funds to provide $15,600 payments to undocumented workers who are in this country illegally.

Nearly 100,000 undocumented immigrants in New York are eligible for the $15,600 "first tier" payments.

An additional 200,000 undocumented immigrants will qualify for the second tier of the program that pays $3,200 per worker.

Rosemari Mealy JD, PhD made a strong argument that Americans should foot the bill for Covid relief payments to illegal immigrants.

Rosemari writes:

Greetings Ms. Rose:

As an adjunct professor who teaches Immigrant Rights and the Law at one of the CUNY colleges, I support this measure passed by the NY Assembly which provides COVID relief to NY's Undocumented Workers from a set-aside-designated fund. The intent of those payments comprise a sense of respect and compassion for the lives of human beings i.e. "workers" who are faceless to most people, including, if you read closely, many of those who commented with such selfish hostility on your site. Yet, these same undocumented men, women and families of the undocumented play a key role in keeping the wheels of commerce rolling in NY and throughout the nation.

In addition to working in underpaid and often critical jobs, they provide care and support to sustain the comfort and life to many. Let us not forget that many of these workers, especially women are often entrapped in the employment of the wealthy who depend on them to ensure their luxury life styles while exploiting the labor of the undocumented immigrants.

Can you even Imagine trying to live in NY on 15,000 a year? If NY State lawmakers (Democrats) exhibited that level of humanity during COVID 19, by recognizing this emergency to extend a hand to that sector of our community, then they have my vote.

Also, on a more personal note, I know now that I will have in my class at least "One More Dreamer" whose parent may be Haitian, or from one of the African or Latinx nations and is the daughter or son of an undocumented worker. She /he /they will now be able to study and focus on their coursework and will not have to drop out during the semester as a result of once again being homeless.

I close again with the following question, Can you even Imagine trying to live in NY on 15,000 a year? While the payments stipulates up to $15 000, most will probably not qualify. However, any amount of the grant could make an important difference in the lives of so many of NY's undocumented workers. The same worker(s) that we all have come to depend on.

Stay safe.
Peace.

Sent from my iPhone
Rosemari Mealy JD, PhD

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Los Angeles authorities identified a woman and her brother who were fatally stabbed in full view of witnesses during a Zoom call.

The LA Sheriff's Department said Carol Brown, 67, was on a Zoom call meeting at her Altadena home on Monday, March 22, when she was attacked.

Faculty members at Pasadena City College witnessed the attack on Zoom and called the police.

Authorities responded to the address and found a Black male stabbed multiple times in the driveway. He was later identified as Brown's brother, Kenneth Preston, 69.

Police also located Brown deceased inside the home on N. Marengo Avenue in Altadena. Brown and Preston shared the home.

Brown was a faculty member at Pasadena City College for over 14 years, according to her LinkedIn.

Police were still processing the crime scene when Brown's son arrived "driving one of the victim's vehicles."

Robert Cotton, 32, told police he was a resident of the home. He was arrested at the scene after a brief struggle (see video below).

Cotton is being held in jail on $4 million bail. Police do not have a motive for the crimes.

"This is a horrific case in which the mother's work colleagues witnessed part of the attack while on a Zoom call and called the authorities," District Attorney George Gascón said in a news release.