4 trending stories you may have missed this week (11/1-11/7)
An emotional moment across the pond with American Marines moves Prince Harry, a petition to stop Phil Collins from coming out of retirement is growing in both popularity and signatures, a heartbreaking note from a little boy asking that his mother remain in jail surfaces and a girl power moment makes headlines. These are just a few of the stories that made waves this week.
1. Prince Harry greets wounded veterans at Buckingham Palace
"Walking With the Wounded" is a non-profit group that raises money to help wounded veterans. The group had just finished a 1,000-mile trek across the United Kingdom when Prince Harry himself decided to surprise them at the finish line.
Prince Harry became emotional, saying he couldn't accept the sacred gift. Fighting back tears, Ennis insisted and the two embraced.
2. Man's creepy move leads to woman's viral video
One Boston woman is receiving serious praise for taking back the power and sticking up for women everywhere.
Jase Dillan was running errands on Boston's Newbury Street when she noticed a man with a camera secretly filming her. After getting into her car, she says she saw he was inappropriately filming other women too.
"I could see his viewfinder... him zooming in on [women's] crotch areas," Dillan said. "He had the camera positioned low. He was zooming in on crotches and backsides."
It was when she saw him start to film underage girls, though, that she decided she had to step in.
She confronted the man and captured it all on camera.
The video went viral after Dillan posted it to Facebook and received over 50 thousand shares.
Cosmopolitan called her a badass and several other national media outlets have interviewed the watchdog as well.
3. Boy writes letter asking judge to keep mom in prison
A heartbreaking letter written by a 10-year-old boy is gaining attention due to its graphic and tragic content.
Little Bradyn was just 4 years old, his sister Brooklynn a little over a year, when they watched their mother, Shannon Smith, stab their father in the heart inside their Ohio apartment.
Smith was arrested and indicted for murder, and the children were placed with their grandparents.
After 6 years in prison, Smith could be released.
In the letter the little boy wrote to a parole judge he says: "Life for me would be 10 times better if mom didn't kill my dad. That took a big amount of happiness out of mine and my sister's lives."
Smith argues she killed her boyfriend in self-defense, which is why she received a lesser charge.
"I think it would be better for me and my sister if my mom would stay in prison cause I am afraid of her. I have seen what she did to my dad," the boy continues in the letter.
The story originally done by WLWT in Cincinnati has been picked up and shared by several national publications.
WLWT in Cincinnati has since reported that the mother will in fact be released early.
4. Music fans launch petition to stop Phil Collins' return to music
Phil Collins is planning to come out of retirement, and there is a grassroots effort trying to prevent it.
Change.org exists to give a voice to real concerns of citizens around the world -- but have petitioners taken it too far?
Some are petitioning the United Nations via Change.org, entitling the plea, "Phil Collins must be stopped."
In the letter, the petitioner states, "Phil Collins has announced he is 'no longer in retirement.' There is far too much suffering in the world as it is. This must be stopped."
One man's reason for signing the petition was, quote, "I struggled for years with addiction to Phil Collins's music. Just take a look at me now."
Almost 2,500 others have signed the petition.
A counter petition called "Welcome Back Phil Collins" has been created and is slowly gaining some momentum. Eh, you can't hurry love.
That's our roundup for the week. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.
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