According to local Louisville, Ky. In one video, a teen stares down a Native American elder for about a minute. Indian Country Today said the elderly protester in the video is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha-based Vietnam veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans at the Arlington National Cemetery. Phillips is the former director of the Native Youth Alliance and a keeper of a ceremonial sacred pipe.
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Ramsey Carpenter-Bearse, 29, pleaded guilty in December to a charge of possessing material depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct. A former Miss Kentucky beauty queen who admitted to exchanging sexual photos with a teenage student when she was working as a West Virginia school teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison. Carpenter-Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in After her reign, she began working as a teacher in West Virginia. Under her maiden name of Carpenter, Carpenter-Bearse won the Miss Kentucky pageant after she impressed judges by playing the fiddle. In , she placed in the top twelve of the national Miss America pageant.
Former Miss Kentucky Gets 2 Years in Prison for Sending Nude Photos to Teen Boy
A bizarre and disturbing incident is playing out in Kentucky, where a star basketball player has been charged in connection with a video of a nude minor in his school's locker room and sharing the video to a host of other teenagers. High senior basketball player Gavont Baker has been charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor in connection with a video of a nude teenager which was filmed in the Henderson locker room. According to Evansville NBC affiliate WFIE, the video shows a number of the players "horsing around" and whipping each other with towels in the locker room when one of the players' towels fell off. Left exposed, he was filmed in the nude on video that was captured on a cell phone. It has yet to be announced whether authorities believe that Baker filmed the video or simply passed it on to other teenagers.
The Kentucky high school student seen in a viral video standing-face-to-face with a Native American protester at a Washington rally spoke out for the first time Sunday evening, claiming in a statement that he and his classmates were taunted by a group of African-American protesters and saying that he and his family had received death threats. Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School, said he was "mortified that so many people have come to believe something that did not happen -- that students from my school were chanting or acting in a racist fashion toward African Americans or Native Americans. I did not do that, do not have hateful feelings in my heart and did not witness any of my classmates doing that. A snippet of video from the apparent confrontation quickly gained traction on social media, with many condemning the students -- some of whom were wearing "Make America Great Again" apparel -- and some calling for them to be identified and harassed. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and the high school issued a joint statement apologizing to the activist, identified as Nathan Phillips Saturday.