Monday, February 28, 2011
An Israeli court has sentenced a self-proclaimed rabbi to 24 years in prison for severely abusing eight young siblings
Elior Chen was found guilty in 2010 of hitting the children with a hammer, binding their limbs and burning body parts, among other acts. The incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. One young boy remains in a vegetative state. Chen was the spiritual leader of a Jerusalem group of followers who believed abusing children could "correct" them. The Israeli court also ordered Chen to pay compensation to the children. Several followers were previously sentenced to up to 20 years in jail. In 2008, Chen was arrested in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after fleeing Israel. He was extradited to Israel in 2009.
A Bangladeshi computer expert who worked for British Airways and plotted to blow up a plane has been found guilty of terror charges
Rajib Karim, 31, used his job to access information for radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Woolwich Crown Court heard. He denied four charges, including sharing information of use to hate groups. But after four days of deliberations, the jury found him guilty of all four charges. Karim was committed to an extreme jihadist cause and determined to become a martyr. The Bangladeshi national, who moved with his wife and son to Newcastle in 2006, had already admitted being involved in the production of a terrorist group's video. Karim, a privately-educated IT expert from Dhaka, became a supporter of the extremist organization Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) after being influenced by his younger brother Tehzeeb. He was described as a "mild-mannered, well-educated and respectful" man who hid his hatred for Western ways from colleagues by joining a gym, playing football and never airing extreme views. But at the same time he was using his access to the airline's offices in Newcastle and at Heathrow to spread confidential information. After gaining a post-graduate job at BA in 2007, Karim held secret meetings with fellow Islamic extremists at Heathrow and, in 2009, began communicating with al-Awlaki from his home in Brunton Lane.
A white tow truck driver was dragged over a mile to his death by a black woman who sped off as he tried to remove her illegally parked car
Father-of-two Allen Rose,35, suffered horrific injuries when his legs became snagged in a metal cable attached to the SUV. Horrified eye witnesses were powerless to help as the Iraq war veteran could be heard screaming as his body scraped along the road ten feet behind the car in Colorado Springs. Motorists flashed their lights and passers-by tried to flag down the driver, 32-year-old Detra Farries, but she ignored them, say police. Officers found a bloody trail and tattered clothing stretching along the road. Rose died in hospital from multiple injuries and blunt force trauma. Police said Farries, did not stop after his body came loose. She was arrested hours later at her home. The mother-of-three is being held on a $50,000 bond at El Paso County jail facing manslaughter charges. Officials said Farries' car had been illegally parked for over a month and did not have any license plates. They say Rose, whose children are 12 and 13-years-old, was hooking the tow cable to the car when Farries jumped in and drove off. Friends of the victim have called for Farries, who is studying to be a social worker, to face a murder charge. Her ex-husband Demetris Mills, is serving a four-year prison sentence for a hit-and-run in which a 51-year-old woman was killed in 2009.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
HIV patients in the South African township of Umlazi live in fear of being robbed of their live-saving anti-retroviral drugs
They have become attractive targets for gangs who steal their pills, which are then combined with detergent powder and rat poison to make "whoonga" - a highly toxic and addictive street drug. Smokers use it to lace joints, believing the anti-retroviral Stocrin increases the hallucinogenic effects of marijuana - though there is no scientific proof of this. About six million South Africans are infected with HIV and an estimated 700,000 of those are on life-prolonging ARV treatment.
Along with neighboring El Salvador and Guatemala, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world
In Honduras, there are on average around 15 murders a day, in a country with a population of 7.5 million. Much of the killing is blamed on criminal gangs known as Maras, which have thousands of members and a presence throughout Central America as well as in the United States. They are also thought to have growing links to Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking cartels.
Both attacks occurred in the city of Torreon. In the first, three men opened fire at a bar, killing four people and injuring nine. The second attack, also at a bar, involved a group of armed men shooting and killing five people and injuring three. The Mexican government says that there have been more than 34,600 drug-related deaths in Mexico since December 2006.
A former commander of Bolivia's anti-narcotics police force has been arrested in Panama on charges of drugs trafficking
Gen Rene Sanabria has been transferred to the United States to face trial. Bolivia has arrested three other senior police officers suspected of helping him smuggle cocaine. Gen Sanabria was head of Bolivia's anti-drug agency until 2009, and was still working as an intelligence adviser to the government. Bolivian Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti said Gen Sanabria was suspected of traveling to Panama to organize further shipments of cocaine, after dispatching 317lbs of the drug in November 2010. The arrest is an embarrassment for the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales, which has been defending itself from allegations that it is not doing enough to stop the production and export of cocaine. In 2008 President Evo Morales expelled the US Drug Enforcement Agency from Bolivia, accusing it of supporting opposition movements. Along with Venezuela and Burma, Bolivia is on a list of countries that are failing to meet their obligations under international counter narcotics agreements. After Peru and Colombia, Bolivia is the world's third largest producer of coca - the raw material for cocaine. President Morales is himself a former coca grower.
The Israeli State Prosecution filed an indictment against four Jewish teens who were responsible for the stabbing of an Arab youth in Jerusalem. The main suspect is indicted for manslaughter, while the other three teens are accused of assault under aggravated circumstances. According to the indictment, the four minors, ages 16-17, were in central Jerusalem when they heard two young men speaking in Arabic. The suspects then approached them and started attacking them with racial slurs, saying comments such as "death to Arabs." Then one of the suspects began attacking one of the Arab boys, stabbing him with a blade from his left ear, through his cheek and neck. The suspects continued to beat the Arab boy and his friend, punching them and kicking them to the ground while cursing them. The Arab boys then tried to escape, and the stabbed youth consequently collapsed and called the police for help. When the main suspect saw that the boy had collapsed, he fled the scene. Following the stabbing, the boy was evacuated to a hospital where he died of his wounds. The suspects then ran to a friend's house nearby to bandage the main suspect's hand, who was injured from the blade. Two other suspects then returned to the scene of the crime in order to get rid of evidence, where police found them.
Between 2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15% decline in white children while Hispanic children will make up a 213% increase. By 2040, 30% of the state’s labor force will not have even a high school diploma and average household income will be about $6,500 lower than it was in 2000.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Some 39% of British-born Asians, 34% of white Britons and 21% of British-born blacks now believe all immigration into Britain should be stopped
In addition, 52% of Britons agree with the proposition that Muslims create problems in Britain, and 43% of British-born Asians, 63% of white Britons and 17% of British-born blacks agree with the proposition that on the whole, immigration into Britain has been a bad thing for the country. In addition, 48% of Britons say they would consider supporting a new far right-wing party.
Gunmen entered a busy Nuevo Laredo plaza and laid out the nude bodies of four slain men next to their severed heads on a sheet according to Mexican police
The sheet had a message apparently signed by members of the Gulf drug cartel that was aimed at a rival gang. The gunmen arranged the macabre scene in full view of horrified pedestrians in the busy downtown area. With a population 350,000, Nuevo Laredo is one of the busiest commercial crossing points of goods from Mexico into the United States. It borders Texas. The Gulf cartel is engaged in a bitter war to control lucrative drug-smuggling routes with the Zetas, its former allies, a group made up of former military commandos. More than 36,400 people have been killed in Mexico's drug wars since 2006.
This makes this sector the leading employer of black men and the second leading employer of black women. In contrast, 14.2% of white men, 19.8% of white women, 7.5% of Latinos and 14.9% of Latinas were public employees.
The bodies of three family members of a slain Mexican activist were found dumped near a gas station just outside of Ciudad Juarez
The victims were identified as Elijah and Malena Reyes Salazar and Louise Ornelas Soto, all relatives of Josefina Reyes Salazar, an outspoken human rights activist who had investigated abuses by the Mexican military and the federal police in the Valley of Juarez. She was killed in January 2010, and two other relatives - including her brother - have also been slain. They had been missing for 18 days before their bodies were found in the municipality of Guadalupe Distrito Bravos, Mexico. On February 15, 2011 the Reyes family home in Guadalupe was burned down by suspects who used homemade petrol bombs.
Six Moroccan men have been arrested in northern Italy on suspicion of seeking to incite hatred of Pope Benedict among Muslims
Police in the city of Brescia said the suspects had banded together to stir up religious hatred. A note was found calling for the Pope to be punished for converting a Muslim journalist to Roman Catholicism. Five of the men, who are all Brescia residents, were placed under house arrest while the sixth was taken into custody. The note found by police urges Muslim immigrants not to integrate into Italian society. Police said the six were accused of setting up a group that aimed to incite discrimination, racial and religious hatred, violence and jihad against Christians and Jews. The Pope was condemned for converting Egyptian-born Magdi Allam. Allam, an outspoken critic of Muslim militancy and strong supporter of Israel, was baptised by the Pope in March 2008.
A jury convicted Victor Martinez Ruiz, 19, of felony rape, felony sodomy and misdemeanor aggravated sexual battery. He received just 11 years for his heinous deeds. The girl was his neighbor. Sadly, however, this wasn’t the victim’s first forced sexual encounter with an adult Hispanic male. Her cousin, Grevil Funez, an 18-year-old Honduran illegal immigrant, has pleaded guilty to rape and forcible sodomy. He received 10 years in prison. Eighty years of his sentence was suspended.
Friday, February 25, 2011
More arrests have been made in connection with the alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old Cleveland Middle School student, according to the Cleveland Police Department. Six more suspects are in custody bringing the total number of arrests in the case to 11. The suspects are: Jared Glenn McPherson, 18, of Cleveland; Kelvin Rashad King, 21, of Cleveland; Marcus Anthony Porchia, 26, of Cleveland; Devo Shaun Green, 20, of Cleveland; Xavier King, 17, of Cleveland, and Eric Bernard McGowan, 19 of Cleveland. McPherson and Xavier King were arrested at Cleveland High School where both are students. McPherson is a starter on the basketball team. McGowan was already in the Liberty County Jail, for an unrelated case, when he was charged with sexual assault. Cleveland police are searching for two other suspects in the case, 22-year-old Carlos Bernard Ligons and 27-year-old Cedric De Ray Scott. They expect to add more names to the list of suspects charged and some of them will likely be Cleveland High School students.
There are an estimated three million, mostly poor, Kenyans living with intellectual and mental disabilities, according to NGO and United Nations figures
Kenyan families are struggling to cope with their loved ones, receiving little help from the state and facing massive stigma from society. Families are locking up their loved ones, children are being discarded by institutions and there are many cases of suspected sexual abuse. Kenya faces an epidemic of neglect as autistic children are chained in chicken coops, epileptic adults are sealed in filthy shacks and daughters are raped by their fathers. The Kenyan government spends less than 1% of its health budget on mental health though their own figures show that one-quarter of all patients going to hospitals or clinics complain of mental health issues. In addition, the Health and Medical Services ministries have been plagued by a series of corruption scandals. More than $3 billion in public money was stolen in 2009, according to the Kenyan Ministry of Finance. This could have funded the entire ministry responsible for mental health - for 10 years.
There were 14% more immigrants to Israel in 2010 than in 2009, for a total of 16,633 immigrants. Most of the immigrants came from Russia and the United States.
Genetic analysis shows that, in Brazil, European ancestry is predominant, with proportions ranging from 60.6% in the Northeast to 77.7% in the South. In fact, black Brazilians have a much higher load of European ancestry than black Americans, while white Brazilians have a much higher load of Amerindian and African, than white Americans.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Male capuchin monkeys like to urinate onto their hands then rub their urine over their bodies and into their fur. A new study shows that the brains of female tufted capuchins become more active when they smell the urine of sexually mature adult males. That suggests males wash with their urine to signal their availability and attractiveness to females. A number of New World monkey species, including mantled howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys and the few species of capuchins, regularly "urine wash", urinating into the palm of the hand, then vigorously rubbing the urine into the feet and hindquarters. When being solicited by a female, adult males increased their rate of urine-washing. Since female capuchins - when they are most fertile - actively solicit males, urine washing by males might provide chemical information to the females about their sexual or social status. Scientists scanned the female monkeys' brains while the animals sniffed adult male and juvenile male urine. These magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans revealed that female tufted monkeys' brains became significantly more active when they sniffed the scent of urine produced by adult males compared to that of juveniles. Since adult males are sexually mature, they excrete higher concentrations of the male sex hormone testosterone in their urine. The concentration of this testosterone is also linked to their social status since higher status males tend to produce more. Female capuchin monkey brains react differently to the urine of adult males than to the urine of juvenile males. This may be used as a form of communication to convey social and or sexual status.
Nechemya Weberman, 52, of Williamsburg, pleaded innocent at his arraignment. Authorities said the shocking sex abuse took place from 2007 until 2010. The alleged victim - who was being counseled by the rabbi - is now 16. Her parents contacted the police. Weberman was charged with a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.
In Texas, a Saudi college student has been arrested for plotting a bomb attack against President George W Bush and other targets
The accused, Khalid Aldawsari, studied in the United States thanks to a scholarship set up by Bush himself. I guess this is how Saudis show gratitude.
Three children have been killed by a group of armed men who were looking for the father of two of the girls, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office has said
The father was involved in drug sales, and the group of armed men came to the house to kill him. That was the motive for the attack. All three minors died. There were no survivors. One of the girls was 12-years-old and the other two were teenagers. Juarez is one of the deadliest cities in Mexico. It is a territory contested by the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Police in Guatemala say four suspected thieves have been lynched in a suburb of the capital, Guatemala City
A group of local residents seized the men after they had allegedly stolen a truck carrying flour. They were beaten and dragged to a football field, then set on fire. Human rights groups say there were more than a hundred lynchings in Guatemala in 2010, mainly in areas where there was little or no police presence. Officials said residents stopped firefighters from gaining access to the football field where the lynching took place. Eyewitnesses said the suspects overpowered the driver, passenger and security guard of the truck, as they were delivering flour at a local bakery. The suspects drove away with the truck, but local residents managed to stop them before they could leave the area. They were pulled from the vehicle and severely beaten while being walked through the streets to a nearby football field. A group of residents then poured gasoline over them and set them alight. The residents told local media they had been enraged by a series of recent robberies in their area. Non-governmental organization Mutual Support (GAM) said 39 people died in lynchings in Guatemala in 2010, with many more left severely beaten and injured.
The three most senior leaders of a Spanish gang that grew out of a violent Hispanic organization have been jailed by a court in Madrid
The gang's Ecuadorean boss, Eric Javier Vara Velastegui, is already in prison but prosecutors said he continued to run the gang while under lock and key. He was sentenced to four more years, with key lieutenants sentenced to two years and three-and-a-half years. The Latin Kings grew in 1940s Chicago and later spread through the United States. According to the judgment the organization was based fundamentally on violence, both towards its own members and towards rival gangs. Most members of the Latin Kings are thought to be migrants from Latin America. Known by the codename King Wolverine, Vara Velastegui is regarded as the "king of kings" among Spain-based gangs. Jose Fabricio Icaza, known as The Prince, was given a three-and-a-half-year term, while Maria Torres - The Godmother - was sentenced to two years. As well as jailing the three gang leaders, the Madrid court ordered the Latin Kings to be disbanded, in line with a previous ruling from 2007. Prosecutors said that judgment was flouted by Vara Velastegui. He is already behind bars serving a sentence for murder but is thought to have retained control of the Latin Kings criminal network while serving his time. The sentences end a long legal battle by the gang members, who had appealed against earlier judgments ordering the dissolution of the group. They claimed that testimony given anonymously in court during a previous trial had infringed their rights by preventing them from knowing the identity of their accusers.
Most of the victims were Central Americans trying to reach the United States. Many were snatched by criminal gangs, either to extort money from their families or in some cases to force them to work for the drug cartels. The plight of migrants was highlighted in August 2010 when 72 people were found murdered on a ranch in northern Mexico. Mexico's human rights commission, CNDH, said migrants were exposed to kidnapping, extortion, discrimination, exploitation, as well as physical and sexual abuse. Based on accounts from victims and witnesses, the CNDH documented 214 cases of mass kidnapping from April to September 2010, involving a total of 11,333 people. The commission said the drug gangs often demanded a ransom from families of $1,000 to $5,000 to ensure their relative's release. The report also found that migrants were sometimes used as informants to help gangs carry out abductions. The CNDH says that 44% of the victims were from Honduras, 16.2% from El Salvador, 11.2% were Guatemalans, 5% Cubans and 4.4% from Nicaragua, while 10% were Mexican nationals. Testimonies collected by the CNDH related how armed groups ambushed the migrants as they rode trains northwards, how they were forced to hand over money or give contact details for their families. There were also numerous accounts of rape and other sexual abuses.
The 15-year-old girl was tricked into flying to Pakistan then forced to marry a 31-year-old man so he could get a British passport. She feared she would die after being hit, scarred with broken glass and locked up for refusing to get married. The beatings started when the young girl refused to get married. She was then locked up without food or water. Fortunately she summoned her strength and escaped to the British High Commission in Pakistan. She then returned home and was reunited with her worried mother. The girl's ordeal is one of many suffered by an estimated 1,735 potential forced marriages involving British citizens in 2010. It is believed that a third of the girls in arranged marriages are under 18. The youngest was just 13. Campaigners against forced marriages have now called for more awareness of the problem which is largely confined to South Asian communities.
Deaths on commercial aircraft worldwide rose 15% in 2009 while the overall accident rate involving Western-built jets fell to an all-time low
Accident rates were lowest in the former Soviet republics and North America, followed by North Asia and Europe. Rates were higher than the world average in the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East-North Africa and Latin America-Caribbean. The highest rate was in Africa. African airlines accounted for 2% of worldwide passenger traffic but 23% of serious accidents.
As of early 2009, 57% of the FBI's most-wanted murderers were born outside the United States, and the overwhelming majority of those were Mexican. As of 2010, illegal immigration cost American taxpayers $113 billion a year, of which limited aspects of law enforcement accounted for almost $8 billion.
Experts in plastic surgery in New York say different ethnic groups and immigrants have priorities when it comes to going under the knife
It appears the Irish come to have their ears pinned back. Victoria Pitt-Taylor, a professor of sociology at Queens College, has written about popular attitudes towards plastic surgery. She described how European Jews have nose jobs to appear more American. Dominican women tend to get their buttocks lifted. The Chinese get their noses flipped down, Russian women have their breasts enlarged while Koreans have their jaw lines slimmed. Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, president of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, said, "When a patient comes in from a certain ethnic background and of a certain age, we know what they're going to be looking for. We are sort of amateur sociologists."
The prehistoric adoption of farming practices in outlying regions of Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic, European Russia and the Ukraine, was the result of cultural diffusion and not due to the migration of farmers from the Near East and Anatolia. New evidence shows that indigenous hunter-gatherers in central Europe were largely replaced or assimilated by incoming Near-Eastern farmers in the core region of south-east and Central Europe. However, hunter-gatherer populations survived in outlying regions and adopted some of the cultural practices from neighboring farming communities. The new research uses craniometric data from 30 Mesolithic and Neolithic populations as it has previously been shown that cranial measurements can be used as a reliable proxy for genetic information. The results show that while the initial transition to agriculture in central Europe was the result of migrating farmers from the Near-East and Anatolia, agricultural practices were adopted by indigenous hunter-gatherer populations in outlying regions of Europe. Therefore, instead of employing two competing and mutually exclusive models of biological versus cultural diffusion, a mosaic model of both biological and cultural diffusion is a more appropriate model for this demographic change across Europe as a whole.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton has been convicted by a Florida court of conspiring to to set up a cocaine deal in 2009
Prosecutors said the black singer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, told an police informant he could broker the drug. His Before the Dawn won Best Reggae Album at the Grammy awards. Banton was convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute it, another drug trafficking offense and a gun charge. He now faces at least 15 years in prison, according to his lawyer, and he is being held for sentencing at a future date.
A new poll shows that 71% of British youngsters aged 16 to 24 are concerned about the issue of immigration, compared with just 68% of those aged 25-39.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Only 37% of Israel's Jewish parents believe it is important to do homework, compared to 60% of Arab parents, a new study has found
A poll of students showed a similar gap: Only 58% of Jewish students said they did all the homework they were assigned at school, compared to 78% of Arab students. Fully 47% of the Arab students said they love doing homework, compared to only 13% of the Jewish students, while 64% of the Arab students said they do homework every day, compared to 54% of the Jews. Arab teachers were also found to attach more importance to homework than their Jewish colleagues. Another finding was that only a third of the Jewish students spend 30 to 45 minutes a day doing homework, compared to about half of the Arab students. In addition, only 58% of Jewish students said they finish all their homework, compared to 78% of their Arab peers.
A black woman is facing a child endangerment charge after a photo emerged online showing her posing next to her child, who was duct-taped to a chair, with tape over her mouth.
Seventy others were injured in the incident, which occurred at the end of a sermon given by imam Osman Madani Haidara. The stampede happened at the Modibo Keita Stadium, which seats 25,000. The crowd reportedly wanted to be blessed by the imam after the speech, made on the festival of Maouloud, the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Most of the dead were crushed against metal fencing as they waited.
Prince Andrew, the British special representative for international trade and investment, and convicted child-sex predator Jeffrey Epstein were photographed strolling through Central Park in December 2010 - shortly after the prostitute-loving hedge-fund manager moved back to his $50 million Upper East Side town house from his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion. Epstein served an 18-month sentence in 2008 in Florida under a plea deal in which he confessed to two counts of soliciting a minor for prostitution and soliciting prostitution. He spent part of it in a vacant wing of a Palm Beach jail, and the rest under house arrest. His victim was identified in court papers as a 14-year-old girl identified only as "Jane Doe." Epstein, a Level Three sex offender, paid the youngster - one of a string of girls who allegedly visited him - $200 for a massage at his Palm Beach retreat in 2005. She said he used a vibrator on her while he masturbated, according to the court papers. During his New York visit, Prince Andrew, 51, stayed for four days at Epstein's East 71st Street pad, where the 58-year-old businessman reportedly threw his own welcome-home bash for celebrities, including Katie Couric, Charlie Rose and George Stephanopoulos. The two men were introduced around 2000 by a mutual friend, Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late disgraced media tycoon Robert Maxwell. Andrew has enjoyed frequent holidays with Epstein. In return, Epstein - who famously associated with ex-President Bill Clinton - got invited to Queen Elizabeth's Norfolk retreat, Sandringham, for a weekend and was a guest at her birthday at Windsor in 2000. Epstein made 16 out-of-court financial settlements with other girls who had leveled similar sexual allegations against him.
Fortunately, another bouncer recorded it on his cellphone and the black thug was subsequently arrested and charged with assault, battery, kidnapping and robbery.
Only 23% of the nation's voters strongly approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 41% strongly disapprove. Most voters continue to favor repeal of the health care law. Overall, 44% of voters say that they at least somewhat approve of Obama's performance while 55% disapprove.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Two Indian doctors have been arrested and charged with gang sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman in downtown Toronto
Amitabh Chauhan, 32, and Suganthan Kayilasanathan, 32, were arrested, made brief court appearances and were ordered held in custody. Police say the victim knew one of the doctors and met him in the bar of a hotel. "She went to the bar under the pretense of being given career advice," said Const. Tony Vella, spokesman for Toronto police. "Unbeknownst to her a second man appeared and they both sat down ..." Investigators say the three then moved off to another bar. They believe that's where the woman was given an unknown substance that made her lapse in and out of consciousness. "She was taken back to the original hotel and she was taken up to a room where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by the two men," said Vella. Chauhan and Kayilasanathan are both active medical doctors in the area. Both men have been charged with administering a noxious substance and gang sexual assault. Vella said investigators believe there may be other victims.
A Hispanic was nabbed moments after he punched and tried to rape a 15-year-old girl inside the bathroom of his Queens home
Cesar Guzman-Cordova, 24, pounced on the teen after following her into the room inside his apartment, cops said. The horrified teenager screamed as the Latino tried to pull off her pants and rape her - causing another man who was with a group of friends in another room to burst into the bathroom and break up the attack. The predator sprinted out of the home toward a local subway station, where responding officers quickly grabbed him and took him into custody, cops said. An MTA employee working at the station said he saw the terrified teen nursing a swollen face shortly after the assault. The teen pointed Guzman-Cordova out to cops soon after he was cuffed. Guzman-Cordova - who has prior arrests that include rape and endangering the welfare of a child - was later charged with attempted rape, forcible touching and assault.
Researchers genetically engineered a group of male flies to release highly attractive pheromones and then released a large number of them into a colony so that they greatly outnumbered average males. Predictably, the females went for the sexier flies — at least at first. After seven generations, however, the numbers of attractive and average flies had leveled out. The authors conclude that being overly attractive must carry a disadvantage. This probably explains why attractive human males have not driven unattractive males out of existence. My own suspicion is that unattractive males are better protected against some diseases than their more attractive competitors.
Hat tip, hbd* chick!
Hat tip, hbd* chick!
The vice-president of a Guatemalan football club has been shot dead, after receiving death threats over the team's poor performance
Police said Carlos Noe Gomez of Deportivo Xinabajul was killed by two men who were waiting for him as he left a team meeting. Xinabajul, based in the northern town of Huehuetenango, are at the bottom of Guatemala's national league. The killing follows that of Carlos Mercedes Vasquez, from the first-division club Malacateco. He was found murdered in November 2010 after being kidnapped. The football star's dismembered body was found dumped in five plastic bags with a note accusing him of messing with the women of others. A suspect in the murder, Elmer Aroldo Zelada Galdamez, was arrested but freed in December 2010 by a group of armed men who stormed the prison in Malaceteco where he was being held.
HPV may now be overtaking tobacco as the leading cause of oral cancers in America in people under age 50. The latest data suggest that 64% of oropharynx cancers - growing in the middle part of the throat - in the United States are caused by HPV, which is more than tobacco causes. In addition, as the number of partners on whom you have performed oral sex goes up, the risk of oropharnyx cancer goes up. About 37,000 people per year receive a diagnosis of oral cancer. About 5% of cancers worldwide are caused by HPV.
French journalist Éric Zemmour has been found guilty of incitement to racial hatred after telling a TV show that drug dealers were mostly blacks and Arabs
The Paris trial sparked a fierce debate over freedom of speech and the extent of France's race problem. Zemmour, a well-known media commentator and columnist for Le Figaro, prides himself on his outspoken defiance of politically correct, woolly liberals. He appeared on a chat show in 2010 when the debate turned to the question of the French police's use of stop and search powers against minorities. He said: "But why are they stopped 17 times? Why? Because most dealers are blacks and Arabs. That's a fact." According to the French model, where everyone is theoretically equal under a state blind to race or religion, it is illegal to count ethnic minorities or race statistics. So there are no figures on the ethnic identity of criminals. Zemmour was also fined for telling another TV channel that employers had a right to turn down black or Arab candidates. Zemmour, whose parents were Jewish Berbers who emigrated from Algeria in the 1950s, told the court he was not a provocateur but a faithful observer of reality who refused political correctness. He was backed by several center-right politicians and some on the left. The state prosecutor accused him of saying that immigration was linked to crime. The Zemmour case has reflected an increasingly uneasy debate over immigration in France as Nicolas Sarkozy tries to win over the conservative vote before his difficult re-election battle in 2012. The Front National, led by its new, young, female face, Marine Le Pen, is scoring its highest ever ratings in the polls after criticizing Muslim street prayers and halal-only restaurants.
Broward County Sheriff's deputies have arrested Tomas Bautista, 40, who reportedly came home drunk and sexually assaulted a Chihuahua in his backyard. The dog, Mimi, belongs to Bautista’s roommate, who reportedly found her bleeding and Bautista passed out with his pants around his ankles. Bautista admitted to sexually abusing the tiny dog. Bautista is charged with cruelty to animals, a felony. He is currently being held in the Broward County Jail on an immigration hold.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A black high school teacher in Little Rock has resigned after school officials learned that she had pleaded guilty to a prostitution charge
McClellan High School algebra teacher Solona Islam, who had been put on paid administrative leave, said she resigned because she didn’t want to have the school district involved in her personal matters. The 27-year-old had been arrested on charges of prostitution and operating a business without a license. School officials said that they finally learned of the plea from a reporter and suspended Islam. Islam, who was in the fifth year of her teacher career, said that she hopes this attention doesn't affect her ability to find another job.
A student of Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa is being questioned in the death of an infant
The body of the newborn boy was found in the 17-year-old girl's bag as she was being treated in a hospital for excessive bleeding. Police suspect she gave birth at the school, but say it is unclear if the child died naturally or was killed at birth. An autopsy was under way. American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey opened the school in January 2007 to provide educational opportunities for impoverished girls in South Africa.
Research shows that people are more forgiving of wrongdoers if they are seen to be the victims of past wrongs. I think this research explains a lot about Jewish behavior. Jews like to constantly play the victim so that gentiles will be more forgiving of their anti-gentile activities.
Friday, February 18, 2011
A Brooklyn rabbi convicted of extorting $4 million from a hedge fund has been sentenced to four years in prison
Milton Balkany, 64, who headed a religious day school for girls in Borough Park, faced up to nine years in prison, but Manhattan Federal Court Judge Denise Cote said she took into account the rabbi's "good deeds". Balkany was a "spiritual adviser" to a federal inmate who he said told him about insider trading at billionaire Steve Cohen's SAC Capital, prosecutors said. The rabbi then demanded money from the fund or he'd tell the inmate to tell the feds about the trades. He even went as far as to contact the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan to get prosecutors to talk to the inmate. SAC Capital advisers is a controversial Connecticut hedge fund who has had several ex-workers either charged or investigated in a massive insider trading probe by the U.S. Attorney's office. Balkany, a politically connected rabbi who skirted a federal investigation into bribery, misuse of HUD funds and other charges a decade ago, did not address the November 2010 conviction but denied the old bribery charges.
He also murdered their two children.
Data from more than 1 million profiles of singles looking for love online confirms that whites overwhelmingly prefer to date members of their own race. U.S. Census data from the year 2000 shows that black-white couples represent just 1% of American marriages. Blacks are more likely than whites to be in interracial marriages, and that couples in which the husband is black and the wife is white are more common than those in which the husband is white and the wife is black. More than 80% of the online dating contacts initiated by whites were to other whites, with only 3% going to blacks. This trend held for both men and women, young and old. Although black participants initiated contact to members of their own race more than to whites, they were ten times more likely to contact whites than whites were to contact blacks. White men and women were most likely to respond to members of their own race, and only 5% of their responses went to blacks.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Muslim children are being taught religious apartheid and social segregation at an Islamic school in Britain
Students are beaten and taught to hate non-Muslims.
The motive was revealed as Kendall Anderson's confession to the brutal crime, committed on the day after Thanksgiving 2010, was read in court. The 16-year-old allegedly told police he decided to kill his mother, Rashida Anderson, after a 90-minute argument that culminated in her taking the video-game console away. Anderson considered his actions before killing his 37-year-old single mother, said the judge who read the teen's statement in Philadelphia Municipal Court. The teen paced for three hours mulling over what he would do before deciding to kill her, said his confession, which he gave to a police detective. Anderson struck her 20 times with a claw hammer while she slept. In an effort to get rid of her body, he tried to cremate her in the oven, according to the confession. When that failed, he smashed her head with a chair, then dragged her body out into the alley behind their house and hid it. The remains were not found until nearly two days later, after family became suspicious and notified police. Anderson was charged with murder in December 2010, as well as possession of an instrument of a crime and abuse of a corpse. The teen had previously been charged with stealing a laptop computer from his high school.
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders may be at higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke at a younger age and more likely to have diabetes compared to other ethnic groups
On average, Native Hawaiians who experienced a hemorrhagic stroke were around the age of 55, more than 10 years younger than those from other racial groups which had a combined average age of 67 when a stroke occurred. More Native Hawaiians also had diabetes; 35% compared to other racial groups at 21%.
Representing only 15% of NYC students, Asians - including those from China, Korea, India and Pakistan - already account for upwards of 60% of the population at top high schools, such as Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. Asians were 26% of the 28,211 students who qualified to take the 2011 competitive high-schools exam, but were 47% of those scoring well enough to get accepted. Non-Hispanic whites were 15% of test takers, and 23% of those accepted. Blacks were 23% of test takers, and 5% of those accepted. Hispanics were 21% of test takers and 6% of those accepted. Hispanics now make up 40% of all students, and blacks 30% in New York City.
A man and his 8-year-old son have been shot and their car set on fire in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez
The boy's body was found burned inside the car, while his father was able to get out before dying from his injuries. At least 32 shell casings were found at the scene. State prosecutors said two women were also found dead inside a car at a mall parking lot. The parking lot is at the same center where a police officer was fatally shot while standing guard at a local government booth. The city has seen a spike in violence, including at least 14 people killed in 48 hours earlier in February 2011.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans
Promiscuous ape species have bigger testicles, and the latest discovery finally provides evidence that they also produce more sperm. Scientists previously proposed that chimps have large testicles because several males mate with a single female, and so have to produce more sperm in order to compete.
Nir Rosen and Debbie Schlussel find it amusing that Lara Logan was attacked by an Egyptian mob.
After leaving the hospital for treatment of three common conditions, older black people are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than older white people
Overall, older blacks have 13% greater odds of being readmitted to the hospital while patients treated at hospitals that primarily serve minority populations have 23% greater odds of readmission within 30 days. Using national Medicare data that included more than 3 million hospital discharges for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia, researchers compared the rate of re-admissions for blacks and whites. To conform with other research, the researchers considered any non-black patients as white, which means that Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans were placed in the white category for the purposes of this study.
The severely short Ecuadorians have a specific mutation in their growth hormone receptor gene. Although their pituitary glands produce enough growth hormones, their receptors are missing. That inability to bind to receptors means another growth hormone, called insulin-like growth factor-1 is not well-produced. This condition is known as Laron syndrome. The affected Ecuadorians are descendants of Spanish Jews who escaped to South America to avoid the Inquisition and converted to Christianity, according to researchers. The mutation is prevalent in this gene pool. These findings raise questions about the relationship between growth hormones and diseases.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The pair, described as special agents were attacked while driving between Mexico City and Monterrey. The attack comes as a report suggests that one fifth of the U.S. border with Mexico - some 375 miles - is not adequately guarded. The investigative arm of Congress, the General Accounting Office, said the area lacked enough border agents to stop illicit activity such as gun running and illegal immigration. In March 2010, a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and a Mexican linked to the American consulate were killed by drug gang members in Ciudad Juarez. Security at the US-Mexico border has long been a hot political issue, with many Americans calling for more to be done to stop drug smugglers and human traffickers from entering the United States.
ICE agent killed, another injured in Mexico shooting
ICE agent killed, another injured in Mexico shooting
More than 150,000 illegal immigrants are said to be claiming benefits despite not having any rights to live in Britain
British government ministers have found that Labor allowed tens of thousands of people to wrongly qualify for sickness benefits and maternity pay – costing the tax-payer tens of millions of pounds. It is thought that most of the 155,000 abusers of the system did so by outstaying their working visas or managing to find employment without having any work permit. At present someone could be working illegally in Britain and be able to claim Employment and Support Allowance and statutory payments such as maternity or paternity pay and sick pay. This is because the Department for Work and Pensions has not asked to see work permits when assessing claims and employers have not been asked to prove those claiming benefits are working in Britain legally. The Government plans to crack down on the issue with the Welfare Reform Bill, expected to be introduced into Parliament shortly, which will ensure access to any of the benefits includes an entitlement to work in Britain.
The top security official in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon has been found shot dead and burned inside a truck in the city of Monterrey
The governor's office has confirmed the death of Homero Guillermo Salcido Trevino, head of the control, command and communications operations for the state police. He suffered five bullet wounds, and his body was set on fire inside his official truck. Eighteen people have also been killed in Padilla in the neighboring state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors said in a statement. Five Padilla residents were among those killed along with six people traveling in the city. Another seven bodies were dumped in the town square, the prosecutors said. Tamaulipas is in the central northeast of Mexico, bordering Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. The state prosecutors said state and local authorities were working the case and pledged cooperation with federal authorities as well. Northern Mexico has been plagued by a steady stream of violence fueled by the lucrative drug trade in Mexico. According to the government, there have been more than 34,600 drug-related deaths since December 2006. Alejandro Poire, Mexico's national security spokesman, said that half of the more than 15,000 drug-related deaths in 2010 occurred in just three of the country's 32 states -- Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas. Thirty percent of the total is in Chihuahua alone, with most of those in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas.
Monday, February 14, 2011
The victims were six men and two women. One man was injured, but survived. The incident happened near the industrial suburb of Nezahualcoyotl. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, though the area has seen a recent uptick in drug violence. The Mexican government says there have been more than 34,600 drug-related deaths since December 2006.
Jewish politicians such as Michael Bloomberg and Chuck Schumer like to tell Irish jokes at public events. I wonder what would happen to an Irish-American politician who liked to tell Jewish jokes at public events? I think he would probably be forced to resign by the Jewish-controlled media.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
British Home Office fires a man for agreeing with a British Home Office report on homosexuality and child abuse.
Britons are more fearful about immigration than other nations, according to a poll of people across the United States, Canada and western Europe
Almost one in four (23%) Britons said immigration was the most important issue facing the country. The survey found that 59% of Britons agreed that there were too many people living in the country who were not born in Britain. In addition, seven out of 10 (70%) British people said the government was doing a poor job in managing immigration. A total of 47% believed legal immigrants were a burden on social services like schools and hospitals, and 33% said legal immigrants increase crime. About one in four (22%) said only British citizens should have access to British schools and 25% said only British citizens should have access to health-care. The British government says it is committed to reducing net migration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands within the lifetime of the Parliament.
More than 1,000 people escaping turmoil in Tunisia have landed on an Italian island in rickety boats, raising fears of a new, uncontrolled wave of illegal immigration from North Africa. In two days 1,114 migrants arrived at Lampedusa, a Sicilian island closer to Africa than mainland Italy, including 113 on a large boat and 9 Tunisians who were rescued from a small dinghy before it sank. A smaller number of migrants also landed on another Italian island.
Tunisia migrants prompt Italy 'humanitarian emergency'
Tunisia migrants prompt Italy 'humanitarian emergency'
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Gunmen have opened fire in a downtown bar in the tourist district of Guadalajara, Mexico, killing six people and wounding another 37
The suspects also threw a grenade into the bar after the shooting. A Colombian and a Venezuelan are among the possible victims of the attack. Violence has escalated in Guadalajara, an economic and tourist hub in Mexico, which recently has seen a spate of killings and road blockades by organized criminals. The wave of violence may be related to the dispute between drug cartels after the death of alleged cartel member Ignacio Nacho Coronel, who was killed in July 2010. It has cast a pall on Guadalajara, picked to host the Pan American Games in October 2011.
More than 20 police officers have been arrested in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro in an operation to purge the force of links to criminal gangs
Some officers are accused of working for drugs traffickers, others of helping illegal paramilitary groups that fight the security forces. The allegations include selling guns and drugs that had been seized. The arrests follow a long investigation by Brazil's federal police involving informants and phone taps. In all, arrest warrants were issued for 45 people, including 32 civil or military police officers. Nearly 400 federal police officers were involved in the arrests, many of them brought in from other areas. In December 2010, 13 police officers were arrested on suspicion of belonging to a criminal gang accused of arms trafficking and extortion in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Rio's military police are on the front line of the fight against drugs gangs which dominate many of the city's poorest districts or favelas.
The Utah Attorney General's office announced the arrest of two illegal immigrants who they say were running an illegal weapons operation
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said a task force shut down the operation run by illegal aliens who are suspected of selling weapons to other illegal aliens. The AG's office said that the Statewide Enforcement of Crimes by Undocumented Residents (SECURE) Task Force conducted several surveillance and undercover operations and arrested two men who were allegedly selling illegal firearms, an unregistered silencer and hundreds of rounds of high power handgun and rifle ammunition. The AG's office said that the illegal weapons seized by the task force were high-quality guns. Agents arrested 26-year-old Raul Hernandez-Reyes and 28-year-old Andres Cervantes-Pulido for multiple counts of possession and sale of firearms by restricted persons to restricted persons. The AG's office said the gun transactions took place at various public parking lots and businesses throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Most of the firearms were sold fully loaded. The SECURE Strike Force includes special agents from the Attorney General’s Office and investigators from the Utah Department of Public Safety, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Enforcement and Removal Operations. Both Hernandez-Reyes and Cervantes-Pulido were being held in the Salt Lake County Jail.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Members of the Knesset were told that more education is needed to combat intermarriage between Jewish women and Arab men
Marriages between Jewish women and Arab men took center stage at a meeting of the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of Women when committee chairwoman Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) hosted a hearing on the subject in honor of Jewish Identity Day in the Knesset. “We must confront the fact that the country has not valued education, which is the only way to prevent Jewish women from forging life connections with non-Jews,” Hotovely said. “The struggle against assimilation only reaches headlines through stories about Jewish women marrying Muslim men, but it is important to remember that the phenomenon is much wider – 92,000 mixed families live in the State of Israel. There is a need to create a curriculum for girls in high schools that deals with Jewish identity. The fact that girls reach a state of intermarriage testifies to the fact that the education system was absent.” Under Israeli law, mixed-religion couples cannot be married in Israel, and thus the women are converted to Islam. But the women do not understand that their children, though Jews according to Halacha, will be registered as Muslim. “It is not racist to oppose intermarriage – marriages between Jewish women and Muslim men are like water and oil,” said Sarit, a Jewish woman who had been married to an Arab man. “It is not racist because they are not bad, but there are differences in mentalities that are impossible to deny.”
An El Salvadorean immigrant has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy
Ingmar Guandique was convicted of first-degree murder in November 2010 in the killing of Levy, 24. Her remains were found in 2002 in Rock Creek Park in Washington DC more than a year after she disappeared. Prosecutors had asked the judge for a life prison sentence, saying Guandique had shown no remorse and had a history of violent crimes. Police did not arrest Guandique until 2009. The 29-year-old had been serving a 10-year sentence for attacking two female joggers in the park and had reportedly spoken about killing Levy.
Jose Oswaldo Reyes-Alfaro, 37, has been arrested and charged in two attacks that resulted in the shooting deaths of Brenda Ashcraft, William Ashcraft and Julia Cesar Ulloa, all residents of Manassas, Virginia. Two other people sustained gunshot wounds, and a third suffered knife wounds. Reyes-Alfaro entered the United States illegally in February 2001. In 2003, he was granted temporary status, which allowed him to live in the United States legally, but it was revoked in 2006, and Reyes-Alfaro was designated an immigrant fugitive. There are an estimated 498,000 immigrant fugitives in the United States. Reyes-Alfaro was convicted of non-felony assault and battery in 2004. Recently, another Salvadoran in the United States illegally, Salvador Portillo-Saravia, was arrested and charged with raping an 8-year-old girl in nearby Fairfax County, Virginia, on December 26, 2010.
Abraham Lincoln wanted to ship freed black slaves away from the United States to British colonies in the Caribbean even in the final months of his life, it has emerged.
Chief Rabbi of Haifa Shear Yashuv Cohen is under investigation and likely to be indicted for alleged bribery and falsifying documents
Cohen is suspected of involvement in the so-called 'Rabbis Affair', in which senior rabbis granted advanced degrees to members of the country's security services. These degrees allowed IDF soldiers, Israeli police officers and Prison Service officers to receive salary raises worth hundreds of millions of shekels. The diplomas were awarded after the security service employees had attended classes for only a few hours a week for two years, but stated that the diploma holder had studied full-time for five years at a religious institute of higher learning. Cohen was previously questioned regarding the affair and witnesses testified to his involvement. But the prosecution decided at that time to close the case against Cohen, and in exchange Cohen agreed to step down from his position as Chief Rabbi of Haifa. Now the prosecution has announced that after it learned that Cohen has continued to perform public duties, it has decided to indict him for the aforementioned crimes.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Native residents of a neighborhood are more likely to move out when immigrants move in, according to new research by three sociologists
The sociologists note that for native whites the tendency to leave areas with large and growing immigrant populations appears to be rooted in reactions to the racial composition of a neighborhood. In contrast, decreasing home ownership rates and increasing costs of housing in the neighborhood appear to be the primary impetus for native blacks to leave neighborhoods with large and growing immigrant populations.
Giving women a small dose of the male sex hormone testosterone makes them less able to empathize with others, say British and Dutch researchers
Their findings add weight to the theory that the hormone is significant in the development of autism. Sixteen volunteers given testosterone were less able to judge the mood of facial expressions they were shown. Exposure to the hormone in the womb may be key, it is suggested. Autism is a disorder which, to varying degrees, affects the ability of children and adults to communicate and interact socially. While various genes linked to the condition have been found, the precise combination of genetics and other environmental factors which produce autism is still unclear. The latest study, from the universities of Cambridge and Utrecht, tests the idea that the disorder may be the result of an "extreme male brain", perhaps compromised by exposure to male sex hormones during brain development in the womb. The rate of autism is much higher among boys than it is among girls. Women, on average, have lower levels of the male sex hormone testosterone than men, and 16 volunteers were given a dose of the hormone to see if this affected one of the key areas linked to autism - the ability to empathize. In standard tests of "mind-reading", in which subjects look at pictures of faces and try to guess the mood of the person pictured, women tend to do better than men. However, the testosterone dose caused a significant reduction in this "mind-reading" advantage amongst the women. The findings also hinted at the significance of testosterone exposure in the womb. In men and women, the relative length of the index and fourth finger is different - in men, the index finger tends to be shorter than the ring finger, while in women, it is more likely that the fingers are similarly long, or the index finger longer. These differences are thought to be generated by differing levels of testosterone exposure before birth. However, the women who did worst at the "mind-reading" test after a dose of the male sex hormone were those whose finger lengths were the most "man-like" in the first place. Autism researcher Professor Simon Baron-Cohen added: "This contributes to our knowledge of how small hormonal differences can have far-reaching effects on the mind."
A teenage suicide bomber dressed in school uniform has blown himself up at an army compound in Pakistan, killing at least 31 people, officials say
He attacked as recruits exercised at a parade ground of the Punjab Regiment, inside an enclosed military area of the north-western city of Mardan. A Taliban militant said his group had carried out the bombing. Such attacks on the army have decreased recently as militants have largely targeted civilian areas. The Taliban have long been trying to launch an attack in the Mardan cantonment - the city's enclosed military area. In the aftermath of the bombing, police and soldiers are manning the entrance to the Mardan compound. There is a queue of ambulances outside the main entrance, and the security forces are checking everyone coming in and out. The bomber managed to slip past at least six checkpoints by wearing the uniform of a college located inside the cantonment. Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani condemned the attack. Mardan police official Abdullah Khan said that the teenage bomber had worn the uniform of the Aziz Bhatti College. Militants have increasingly been using teenage bombers across Pakistan. Pakistani troops have uncovered camps in the north-west where children as young as 10 or 12 were being trained to become suicide attackers. But in recent times, militants have focused suicide attacks on civilian targets such as places of worship and sporting events.
Jerusalem prosecutor's office summons Rabbi Elon for pre-indictment hearing on allegations that he sexually harassed two minors in 2003 and 2005
The Jerusalem prosecutor's office summoned Rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon to a pre-indictment hearing. The prosecutor's office is considering putting Elon on trial for committing sexual offenses against two minors during 2003 and 2005. In late January 2011, it was reported that the prosecutor's office recommended that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein indict Rabbi Elon for forcibly committing sexual offenses against the two minors. In August 2010, the police recommended that Rabbi Elon be indicted, after they claimed they had enough evidence to accuse him of carrying out sexual offenses against one minor.
A black police officer accused of starving his police dog to death will serve one year of probation under a plea deal
Rondal Brown, 51, also agreed to give up his law enforcement certification, meaning he can’t be a cop in Florida anymore. Brown pleaded no contest, and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Darrin Gayles found him guilty of a reduced charge: one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. As part of the deal, Brown must pay $500 to the Jimmy Ryce Foundation to replace Dynasty, plus $1,000 to Miami-Dade’s Animal Services trust fund.
A man who became a local hero after killing three armed men while defending his Ascension, Mexico, residence during an attempted home invasion has been killed - and authorities are investigating whether the two incidents are related. Alonzo Sandoval, 50, and his wife were killed at his auto parts store in Puerto Palomas de Villa, about two hours outside Ciudad Juarez, a spokesman with the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office said. The attempted home invasion took place on January 29, 2011. Sandoval lawfully defended his home with a gun that was legally registered to him, the prosecutors' office said.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A Bangladeshi girl who was publicly whipped for an alleged affair with a married man bled to death, according to a fresh post-mortem examination
Doctors in Dhaka found multiple injuries on the body of Hena Begum, the deputy attorney general said. The High Court ordered her body to be exhumed and taken to the capital after a local autopsy recorded no injuries. Begum died in hospital six days after her beating, which has caused shock in Bangladesh and abroad. Police have opened a murder investigation. The doctors who carried out the initial investigation have been summoned to explain their findings in the High Court. The second post-mortem examination was carried out by a team of doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Hena Begum, also called Hena Akter, was buried on January 31, 2011. She was 14. Previously, she had received about 80 lashes in her village of Chamta in Shariatpur district, about 56 miles from Dhaka. A village court consisting of elders and clerics had accused her of having an affair with a fellow villager and cousin, Mahbub Khan. Her family say she was innocent of the accusations. Khan was also found guilty - of rape - by the village council and sentenced to be lashed, but he managed to escape during his punishment. Police have named him as the main accused in the case. They said that he had been arrested near Dhaka. He could face rape or even murder charges if the courts find that his actions ultimately led to his cousin's death. Four others including a Muslim cleric have also been arrested in connection with the death. The High Court stepped in following local media reports that there had been a deliberate attempt to cover up the case in Shariatpur. This is the second reported case of a fatality linked to a Sharia law punishment since the practice was outlawed in 2010 by the High Court. In December 2010, a woman of 40 died in Rajshahi district after being publicly caned for an alleged affair with her stepson.
A survey by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that fewer Hispanics than either white or black Americans went online in 2010
The survey found that just under two thirds of adult Hispanics - 65% - went online in 2010, compared to 66% of black adults, and 77% of white adults. Meanwhile, just 45% of Latinos used broadband to access the Internet from home, compared to 52% of black Americans, and 65% of whites. Latinos also trailed in cell phone ownership, the survey found, with just over three quarters - 76% - owning a mobile phone, compared to 79% for blacks and 85% for whites. The disparity in access to digital technology stemmed from the lower average levels of income and education for Hispanics, compared to whites, the report found. According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are around 45 million Hispanics in the United States, about double the number in 1990. According to Census Bureau projections, ethnic and racial minorities in the United States are tipped to become the majority by 2050, by which time nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Latino.
A riot in a prison in northern Brazil has left at least six inmates dead, with some reportedly decapitated
The clashes broke out at a prison some 200 miles from Sao Luis, the capital of Maranhao state. Some of the prisoners who died had been imprisoned for child sex abuse. "The prisoners say that six of the inmates have been killed, and some have been decapitated and the heads hung on the bars," Pinheiro regional commissioner Laura Amelia Barbosa said. There are frequent riots in Brazilian prisons.
A minister in the government of Southern Sudan has been shot dead inside his ministry building in Juba
Co-operatives and Rural Development Minister Jimmy Lemi Milla was killed by a ministry driver, said Philip Auger of the Sudan People's Liberation Army. The assailant also killed a guard and then shot himself. The incident comes only days after referendum results confirmed that Southern Sudan would become the world's newest independent state on July 9, 2011.
Kentucky cops have busted a black guy carrying a stash of cocaine under the foreskin of his penis. They became suspicious when they found a small bag of crack tied to the waistband of Antoine Banks' boxers as they patted him down for processing into jail on yet another drug charge. They discovered a second small bag in the unique spot after a strip search. He faces more drug charges.
Officers Say Drugs Found In Man's Penis
Officers Say Drugs Found In Man's Penis
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey shows that 51% of registered voters, and the same percentage of adult Americans, believe Obama will lose if he runs for re-election. 46% say he would win.
According to a new report issued by the Pew Hispanic Center, illegal aliens gave birth to 8% of the newborns in the United States from March 2009 to March 2010
The report revealed that 350,000 newborns had at least one illegal alien parent. Of the illegal aliens having babies in 2009-2010, 9% had arrived in the United States in 2008 or later. Thirty percent of the illegal aliens arrived in the United States between 2004 and 2007, with the remaining illegal aliens having arrived sometime before 2004. The report also revealed that 17% of newborns had parents who are legal immigrants, meaning that 26% of those born in the United States from 2009 to 2010 were to non-natives.
Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds
The country’s young population is more diverse than ever, with whites now in the minority in nursery schools, preschools and kindergartens in eight states — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas — and the District of Columbia. Nationally, whites accounted for 58.8% of all school enrollment in 2009, according to new data, which measured enrollment from preschool to graduate school as of October 2009. That was down from 64.6% in 2000, a decline that came with falling birthrates as the white population aged. Population growth has come instead from Hispanics, blacks and Asians, whose children represent ever larger shares of the school population. Twenty-three percent of children in kindergarten were Hispanic in 2009, up from 18% in 2000 and 10% in 1989. Hispanics now account for nearly a fifth of all enrollment from nursery school through college.
Confirming the suspicions of a New Mexico woman, a yogurt sample provided to her by a grocery clerk contained semen, according to test results that prompted police to secure a search warrant authorizing them to collect blood and DNA samples from the suspect. The disclosure that the yogurt sample from an Albuquerque market tested positive for sperm cells and saliva is contained in a search warrant affidavit seeking blood and DNA samples from Anthony Garcia, the 31-year-old suspect. The warrant, which was approved by a District Court judge, notes that the samples were needed to make sure that Garcia did not have any illness or disease that could harm the victim. When police arrived to investigate the incident at the Sunflower Farmers Market, they arrested Garcia after determining he was the subject of two outstanding warrants connected to a 2009 bust for criminal sexual contact with a minor.
South African President Jacob Zuma has been accused of blasphemy after he claimed voting for his party would help supporters get to heaven
The African National Congress leader has been heavily criticized by religious groups after the remarks he made during a rally in Mthatha in the country's Eastern Cape province. Zuma, a Zulu, told the crowd of supporters that they risked going to hell if they failed to back his ANC party at local elections later in 2011.
Three teens, one a U.S. citizen, have been killed in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, a spokesman with the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office has said
The killing was the first case in 2011 of an American student being killed in Juarez, which has been beset recently by violence and is just across the border from El Paso, Texas, spokesman Arturo Sandoval said. The shooting happened at a car dealership, where the teens were looking at cars, according to Sandoval. Police recovered at least 18 bullet casings at the scene from an AK-47, an automatic weapon commonly used by drug traffickers in the city. Two of the victims were born in Ciudad Juarez and were identified as Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez, 16, and Cesar Yalin Miramontes Jimenez, also 16, according to Sandoval. The other victim, identified as Juan Carlos Echeverri Jr., 15, was born in El Paso, the prosecutor's spokesman said. The teen's parents have identified his body and confirmed that he was an American citizen. Virginia Staab, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said that U.S. authorities are actively looking into the incident and had not yet confirmed the citizenship of any of the victims.
The conclusion comes from a long-term investigation into 14,000 people born in western England in 1991 and 1992 whose health and well-being were monitored at the ages of three, four, seven and eight and a half. Parents of the children were asked to fill out questionnaires that, among other things, detailed the kind of food and drink their children consumed. Three dietary patterns emerged: one was high in processed fats and sugar; then there was a "traditional" diet high in meat and vegetables; and finally a "health-conscious" diet with lots of salad, fruit and vegetables, pasta and rice. When the children were eight and a half, their IQ was measured using a standard tool called the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. Of the 4,000 children for which there were complete data, there was a significant difference in IQ among those who had had the "processed" as opposed to the "health-conscious" diets in early childhood. The 20% of children who ate the most processed food had an average IQ of 101 points, compared with 106 for the 20% of children who ate the most "health-conscious" food.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Researchers have identified five genes with genetic differences that occurred frequently in Asians and/or Europeans, but infrequently in Africans
The researchers found one gene, called GIP, the most interesting because the newly selected form occurs in about 50% of people from Europe or Asia, but in only about 5% of Africans. This indicates that the gene is highly adaptable to new environments.
Adaptive no more
Adaptive no more
An upstate New York jury has found Muzzammil Hassan guilty of second-degree murder for beheading his wife
A Muslim who founded a TV network aimed at countering negative Muslim stereotypes has been found guilty of beheading his wife. He killed her because she dared to file for divorce. Even his children testified that their father was violent.
Said Musa, 45, has been held for months in a Kabul prison where he has been tortured and sexually abused by inmates and guards. Musa, who lost his left leg in a landmine explosion in the 1990s, has worked for the Red Cross for 15 years and helps to treat fellow amputees. He was arrested in May 2010 as he attempted to seek asylum at the German embassy following a crackdown on Christians within Afghanistan. He was visited by a judge who told him he would be hanged within days unless he converted back to Islam. But he remains defiant and said he would be willing to die for his faith. Defense lawyers have refused to represent him, while others have dropped the case after receiving death threats. Musa was arrested after a TV station showed western men baptising Afghans during secret ceremonies.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Police have discovered the remains of five men discarded along the highway between Monterrey and Reynosa, in northern Mexico
The bodies were naked, except for plastic bags. In other violence, gunmen clashed with soldiers in three separate incidents in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, leaving 13 people dead. In the first, in San Fernando, gunmen opened fire on a group of soldiers as they were making their rounds. The soldiers responded in kind, leaving six people dead. The second incident, in Valle Hermoso, occurred when soldiers on patrol came under gunfire and they responded, leaving six people dead. In the third incident, in Nuevo Laredo, soldiers again came under attack and killed one of their assailants. A second man was arrested.The clashes are the latest in a string of violence fueled by the lucrative drug trade in Mexico. According to the Mexican government, there have been more than 34,600 drug-related deaths since December 2006.
Prison officials in Colombia say they have caught an 11-year-old girl trying to smuggle dozens of mobile phones and a gun into a jail
The guards became suspicious when they saw what they described as irregular shapes underneath the girl's jumper. When they investigated they found 74 mobile phones and a revolver taped to her back. The girl said she had come to the prison in Medellin to visit a relative jailed for illegal gun possession. She was accompanied by a 25-year-old woman who identified herself as the girl's sister. Authorities at the Bellavista prison say the two had made it past one security control, where the woman's identity was checked. Reports say the girl was trying to slip past the second checkpoint, where visitors are patted down and their bags searched. It was there that security personnel spotted something on her back and carried out the search, which a guard told Caracol radio revealed "two Blackberries, 72 mobile phones of varying quality, and a .38-caliber gun". The two are being held pending further investigation. The news comes only days after Colombian media revealed that a former senator remanded in custody while awaiting trial for alleged links with a paramilitary group had held a lavish birthday party at La Picota jail in Bogota. The former senator had earlier had his cell remodeled, breaking down a wall to double its space. The revelations prompted the transfer of La Picota director Himelda Lopez.
Police found the dismembered body of Francisco Martinez Ramirez in a plastic box inside a car abandoned near the Topo Chico prison. Martinez Ramirez, 60, who had worked there for three decades and was nearing retirement when he was abducted. He is the third employee to be murdered at the jail in recent months. The Topo Chico prison has also been the target of a series of grenade attacks. Drug cartels wield considerable influence over Mexico's prisons, through their ability to bribe and threaten guards. Martinez Ramirez's family said armed men broke into his home and kidnapped him. Locals reported an abandoned vehicle in the car park of a pharmacy near the prison. On the back seat, police found a plastic box with Martinez Ramirez's mutilated remains. Police say a message from a criminal gang was pinned to the box, but did not say what the message was.
With the disease lupus, nine times as many women are affected as men. In fact, women are at a greater risk of suffering from asthma and allergies as well as autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Does this have anything to do with the fact that boys are more likely to spend time playing outdoors than girls and so get more exposure to germs?
For every 1,000 non-Hispanics employed in June 2009 there were only 995 employed in January 2011. In January 2011, Hispanic employment rose by 193,000 jobs (+0.97%) while non-Hispanic employment fell by 76,000 jobs (-0.06%).
Saturday, February 5, 2011
New research shows that measures used to judge the effectiveness of schools are partly influenced by genetic factors in students
The assumption behind measures of school effectiveness is that changes in student performance over time must be explained by the quality of the school environment. So the quality of education can be measured by the amount of improvement over time. However, using data on school performance over time from 4000 pairs of twins researchers have shown that this and other approaches to assessing school quality do not measure the school environment alone. These measures are also substantially influenced by genetic factors that children bring to the classroom. These findings do not mean that educational quality is unimportant. However, these results do suggest that children bring characteristics to the classroom that influence how well they will take advantage of the quality. Consider a classroom full of students being taught by the same teacher. Some children will improve more than other children, even though their educational experience at school is the same. Future research will aim to identify which characteristics in the child allow them to gain more from their educational experience. High on the list of candidates are motivation, persistence, and self-control, all of which are already known to show genetic and environmental influences, and are likely to affect school learning. This genetic perspective on education suggests moving away from thinking of children as passive recipients of knowledge in education to an active view of learning in which children select, modify and create their own education in part on the basis of their genetic propensities.
Black Marine accused of torturing and murdering his commanding officer and his wife began urinating during his court hearing
Kesuan Sykes, whose nickname is "Psycho," was in the midst of a pre-trial hearing when he stood up and began flinging urine around a California courtroom. Court officers pounced on the shackled suspect, and the judge ordered Sykes to undergo a mental evaluation after the disgusting display. Sykes, 23, is believed to be the most disturbed of the four Marines charged with the brutal murders of Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana. Sykes allegedly joked about sodomizing Quiana Pietrzak with a sex toy - in front of her hog-tied husband - and made "buzzing sounds," a detective has testified. Pietrzak, 24, a Polish immigrant who grew up in Bensonhurst, and his 26-year-old wife were killed after the intruders burst into their Riverside County home. Tyrone Miller and Kevin Cox, both 23, and 21-year-old Emrys John are also charged with murdering the newlyweds during the robbery. The sadistic fiends discussed burning the Pietrzaks alive, but couldn't light a shirt on fire on the stove, police said. So they shot them both in the head. Cops later found stolen jewelry, an ATM card and Pietrzak's dress uniform in the accused Marines' rooms at the Camp Pendleton military base.
A black cop has been found guilty of rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery involving an inebriated woman while he was on duty in 2008
Suspended Lawrence police officer Kevin Sledge's girlfriend erupted into an emotional tirade as the verdicts were read in Newburyport Superior Court, and a man in the audience yelled at the jurors that they were racist. Jurors deliberated for nearly two straight days in the retrial against the 17-year police veteran. His first trial ended in a hung jury. As the guilty findings on all four counts were read by the jury foreman, Bernice Aguirre sobbed and started screaming, "No, he's not! No, he's not! He's not guilty," Aguirre yelled, as a half-dozen court officers raced to quiet her and remove her from the courtroom. "What am I going to tell my children?" she screamed as the officers dragged her from the High Street courthouse. Then, a man Sledge previously said was his older brother, looked to the jury and said, "You're racists." Afterward, the man refused to identify himself or explain why he made the statement. Sledge, 48, of Salem, N.H., faces up to 20 years in jail on the rape charge and two and a half years to five years in jail on each indecent assault and battery charge.
Ugandan police have announced the arrest of a 22-year-old man who they say confessed to killing gay rights activist David Kato
In a news conference at which suspect Enock Nsubuga was presented to the media, authorities said he admitted using a hammer to bludgeon Kato to death. The head of Uganda's national police, Kale Kayihura, said in the capital, Kampala, that Nsubuga was an ex-convict who had been working in Kato's garden at the time of the activist's death. After being detained, Nsubuga admitted to killing Kato and explained why he did so, according to Kayihura. According to the suspect, Kato, 46, promised to pay Nsubuga money for having sex with him. But Kato never followed through. An angered Nsubuga told police that he then took a hammer from the bathroom and fatally beat Kato. Kayihura said he believes the attack was not a hate crime, as has been widely reported, but rather stemmed primarily from Nsubuga's desire to get money from Kato. The police chief denounced elements within the public, as well as the media, for reports that he claimed had fueled aggression against Uganda's homosexual community. He specifically mentioned a report from Rolling Stone - a Ugandan tabloid - that published a list late in 2010 of the African nation's "top 100 homosexuals" with their photos, addresses and a banner with the words "Hang Them." Kato's name and picture were on the list. Nsubuga had a long criminal history, including being jailed recently for stealing a cell phone, police said. According to neighbors, Nsubuga was last seen leaving the activist's house. Kato was found dead the following day. Homosexuality is illegal in most countries in Africa. In Uganda, homosexual acts are punishable by 14 years to life in prison, according to rights activists. Even with Nsubuga's arrest and alleged confession, as well as the earlier detainment of Kato's driver, the police chief said that the murder investigation is continuing.
Somalia's transitional parliament extended its term by three years without consulting with the local population and other allies to find a way forward for the war-torn country
The horn of Africa nation has not had an effective government since Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown two decades ago. The transitional government has been battling Islamist insurgents for years over control of Mogadishu and other parts of the country. Lawmakers have voted to extend the transitional government and parliament beyond its term scheduled to end in August 2011. The three-year extension prompted criticism from the international community. "Our concern is that the international community has urged the Somali government to consult very wisely with Somalis - including those in the diaspora - and their international partners to find a way forward," said Matt Goshko, public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy's Somali affairs unit in Nairobi, Kenya. Goshko said the transitional parliament disregarded an African Union request for expanded consultation. The Somali government was expected to have approved a new constitution and hold a general election before August 2011. It will not meet those goals, according to the United Nations, which also criticized the extension.
Eight former policemen have been arrested in Colombia on suspicion of collaborating with a drug gang
Officials said they discovered the links when they seized computer memory sticks, which they say contained videos showing the officers being paid off by members of the Rastrojos gang. The men are reported to have held influential police posts until 2009. During that time they are accused of allowing the gang free reign in the Valle de Cauca region. Detectives from Colombia's security police said they spent two years gathering evidence against the eight. Valle del Cauca Security Police Director Julio Cesar Sanchez said the accused facilitated the actions of the Rastrojos gang and failed to control its spread in the region. He said they effectively became collaborators of the gang, receiving payment in exchange for their help. Recently, Interior Minister German Vargas Lleras said criminal gangs involved in drug trafficking such as the Rastrojos were the new enemy of the Colombian state.
David Cameron has pledged to make Britain a lot less tolerant towards Islamic extremists who whip up hatred against the West
In a major speech on terrorism, the British Prime Minister argued that Britain has been too passive towards organizations and preachers who poison the minds of young Muslims. Cameron said Britain needs to be less tolerant and more judgemental when faced with ideologies that threaten the country’s basic values. Signalling a major departure from Labor’s softly-softly approach, he suggested that to belong in Britain, individuals must sign up to core values such as freedom of speech, the rule of law and democracy. Cameron pledged to end all public funding for groups which give succour to extremist views and he called for action to ban extremists from radicalizing young people in universities, prisons and Internet chat rooms. His warning comes just days after Britain’s independent reviewer of anti-terrorism laws, Lord Carlile, said that human rights rulings had made Britain a safe haven for suspected foreign terrorists. Cameron also hit out at Labor’s experiment with multiculturalism – calling it a failure. He says society has failed to provide a strong sense of what it means to be British, making it easier for extremists to prey on youngsters seeking something to identify with. Cameron warned fellow European leaders that they cannot tackle terrorism simply by tracking down extremists abroad in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan and must wake up to what is happening in their own countries.
Although blacks make up only 13.6% of the U.S. population, they account for 50.3% of all diagnosed cases of HIV, federal health officials have reported
The rate of HIV diagnosis among black men is eight times that of whites, and the rate for black women is 19 times that of whites, finds a new analysis of data from 37 states by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Compared to Hispanic men, black men have twice the rate of HIV infection, and black women are four times as likely as Hispanic women to have an HIV diagnosis, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. One reason for these disparities is the background prevalence of the AIDS-causing virus is higher in the black community. Another is that there is also a higher rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the black community which facilitates the transmission of HIV. High rates of black male imprisonment are also an important factor. Researchers also found that HIV diagnoses have skyrocketed among young black gay men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among 15 - 29 year old black gay men in that city, HIV increased 144% from 2000 to 2008. The number of syphilis cases also increased, which is likely linked to the rise in HIV infections.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Inez Lambert, 24, McAdoo's black girlfriend, allegedly produced the child pornography in 2010 and sent them to McAdoo while he was stationed in Afghanistan. NCIS questioned McAdoo while he was in Afghanistan and order him to return to Camp Pendleton. Lambert is accused of sexually abusing a one-year-old baby that she was babysitting, video taping it and sending the video by email to McAdoo while he was in Afghanistan. The court affidavit states that Lambert admitted videotaping the incident in her home and sending it for her boyfriend for his "sexual pleasure." Court documents say that Lambert also streamed live images of her sexually abusing children. Lambert was charged for sodomy and sex abuse and she plead not guilty. She is being held on a $5.25 million bail. McAdoo appeared in court in San Diego, where he was ordered detained and is pending extradition to Oregon for prosecution.
A person of interest in Minot case was on supervised release because he couldn't be deported to Somalia and he couldn't be held indefinitely
If he had been from almost any other country, the former convict from the Twin Cities called a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting of four people in Minot, North Dakota, probably would have been deported before the killings occurred. But the 26-year-old man is a native of Somalia. Because Somalia has no government, U.S. officials cannot deport people there. But officials also could not hold him after his release from federal custody in May 2010, following an assault conviction. Generally, officials are prohibited from detaining criminal aliens longer than six months after their release from custody. So the man, who once lived in the Twin Cities and who recently had been splitting time between Minot and the oil fields of Williston, North Dakota, was on supervised release when the mother of his child and three others were killed. Police found 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, the mother of the man's 5-month-old daughter, dead. Their baby was found alive in the apartment. Killed an hour later were Zephier's mother, Jolene Zephier, 38; Sabrina Zephier's brother, Dillon Zephier, 13, and Jolene Zephier's boyfriend, Jeremy Longie, 22. Police found their bodies in Jolene Zephier's mobile home. All four were shot, Minot police Capt. Dan Strandberg said. Under usual circumstances involving an immigrant with a violent criminal record, the man - suspect or not - would probably not have been in the United States when the killings happened. He has an extensive criminal record in Minnesota. His most serious offense occurred in January 2006, when he stabbed another male during an altercation in an apartment building entry in Minneapolis. According to the charges, several others were involved in that assault, which left the victim with a collapsed lung, a concussion and stab wounds to his right eye, right shoulder and back. In June 2006, the man pleaded guilty in Hennepin County to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony. He was sentenced to one year and one day in prison with credit for 143 days served. He finished his state prison term in January 2007. It is the practice of immigration officials to begin deportation proceedings immediately after an alien offender is released from local or state custody. But that gets dicier when dealing with offenders from countries that either refuse to take them back or do not have formal relations with the United States. Somalis can still be under deportation orders, but those orders are not acted upon.
Black babies are twice as likely as white babies in Palm Beach County to die before their first birthday
In 2009, the infant mortality rate overall in Palm Beach County was 6.1 deaths per every 1,000, but 10.9 deaths per 1,000 for African-Americans. The most well-to-do black woman is more likely to deal with infant mortality than the poorest white woman. In 2007, the infant mortality rate in Palm Beach County was 8.7 deaths per 1,000, but was 13.2 per 1,000 for African-Americans.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A black Memphis police officer will remain behind bars after allegedly using his power to rob two Hispanic men during a traffic stop
Lorenzo Couch was arrested and fired after he was accused of taking advantage of two Hispanic men and robbing them of nearly $500 during an on-duty traffic stop. "That's animalistic," Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said. "That is the scum. That is the worst of the worst." During a press conference at City Hall, Wharton called the crime "predatory". Couch is currently in jail on $150,000 bond. The United States Attorney's office may also file federal charges against him.