Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Child Abuse (New Mexico) -- Small girl found in wooden cage unattended

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Wed, Jan 30) — New Mexico police has recovered an 8-year-old mentally retarded and physically handicapped girl from a wooden cage, according to report published in Huffington Post.

Cindy Patriarchias and Edmond Gonzales Charged with neglectfully causing child abuse 

According to details; 33-year-old Cindy Patriarchias locked the girl in a wooden cage while she left with her boyfriend Edmond Gonzales to watch a movie. She also took her three children with her leaving the girl unattended at home.

A police report said that Patriarchias' separated husband called police when he arrived at the school and learned that the 8-year-old girl was unattended at the mobile home.

After about an hour of waiting for Patriarchias and Gonzales police were able to enter the home and a shocking scene was waiting for them. A small girl – suffering from suffers from microcephaly, a condition that gives people an abnormally small head – was locked in a large homemade wooden cage in the corner of a bedroom.

The cage had two latches on the door, a baby crib's mattress inside and was about 2 1/2 feet wide and 4 feet tall, police said in a statement.

Patriarchias has been charged with neglectfully causing child abuse. Her boyfriend Gonzales, 37, was charged with neglectfully permitting child abuse. Court records indicated that they appeared in court Monday but didn't enter pleas.

The girl didn't appear to have any physical injuries. She was placed under the care of New Mexico's child-protection agency.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

National Labor Relations Board's appointments by President Obama are unconstitutional: Ruled by U.S. Court of Appeals

Washington, DC (Fri, Jan 25) – Three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made by President Obama in 2012 have been declared as “Violation of Constitution” by a federal appeals court in Washington.

National Labor Relations Board's appointments by President Obama are unconstitutional:  Ruled by U.S. Court of Appeals

According to details; President Obama sidestepped the Senate to fill open spots on NLRB by appointing Deputy Labor Secretary Sharon Block, union lawyer Richard Griffin and NLRB counsel Terence Flynn to fill vacancies on the Board on January 4 last year. Recess appointments have a shelf-life of two years.

FOX News reported that Obama administration’s lawyers disagree with the ruling commented that President had the authority because the Senate was in recess; while the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled otherwise because the Senate was officially in session — and not in recess — at the time.

The case is a test of the White House’s authority to bypass Congress’ power to block nominations and if the decision stands, it could invalidate hundreds of decisions made by NLRB since the appointments were made.

White House attorneys are expected to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court but the White House had no immediate comments over the ruling.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Caught on camera (Russia): Lucky escape of baby girl thrown out of crashed car window (Video)

MOSCOW, Russia (Thu, Jan 24) – A one-year-old baby miraculously survives a sure death after being tossed out from the back of a vehicle on an icy road in Moscow. The miraculous escape happened on the icy Moscow-Ufa highway.

Caught on camera (Russia): Lucky escape of baby girl thrown out of crashed car window

The accident was caught on camera shows that the car carrying the toddler spun out of control while trying to overtake on an icy road, skidded backwards and banged into truck coming from the opposite side. The little girl was tossed out of the broken window of the car into middle of the road.

Fortunately, the truck driver spotted the baby - crawling in the middle of the road - and veered around her, saving miraculously the girl by just few inches.

Her parents then ran from their wrecked car and picked up their baby daughter from road, just as another lorry was coming the other way.

The child suffered cuts and bruises to her head and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ethnic Rifts in Iraq: 25 killed, scores wounded in suicide bombing at Shiite mosque

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Thu, Jan 24) – A suicide attack on Shiite mosque killed at least 25, while scores have been reported injured on Wednesday in Northern Iraq.

Ethnic Rifts in Iraq: 25 killed, scores wounded in suicide bombing at Shiite mosque

According to details; a suicide bomber struck a crowded funeral ceremony at Sayyid al-Shuhada mosque in Tuz Khormato, some 120 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad, as mourners marked the death of a government employee who was killed in a drive-by shooting a day earlier.

The head of the Salahuddin provincial health directorate, Raed Ibrahim, said 18 people were killed and 45 were wounded in the attack. Another official, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir al-Zaidi, a military commander, said at least 14 people were killed. At least 44 people were wounded in the attack, including some provincial officials, he said.

Media reports suggest that Ahmed Abdul-Wahed, deputy governor of Salaheddin province - a largely Sunni region in north central Iraq, is also among the injured.

The latest killing is likely to further deepen the country's ethnic and sectarian rifts as the latest suicide attack occurred just a day after a string of attacks, including three car bombs in and around Baghdad, killed at least 22 people Tuesday.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Philadelphia Police Seek Public Help to Find Missing Autistic Teen Chelsea Ramsey-Jones

PHILADELPHIA (Friday, January 18, 2013) – Reported by madn3wz
Extensive search is on for the 14-year-old Philly girl, who was reported missing Monday after she couldn't reach home from school. Philadelphia police are reaching out to the public for help finding Chelsea Ramsey-Jones, who suffers from autism and also cognitively impaired.
Philadelphia Police Seek Public Help to Find Missing Autistic Teen Chelsea Ramsey-Jones

According to details; Chelsea Ramsey-Jones was reported missing from the 100 block of N 60th Street on Jan. 14, 2013 when she failed to return home from Barry Elementary School. She was last seen wearing a brown jacket with a fur collar, a red shirt, black skirt and black tights, CBS Philly reported.

She is approximately 5'6" tall.

Police asked the public to help find the missing teen.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

India needs serious legislation to protect women from rapists

NEW DELHI, India (Thu, Jan 17) – Reported by madn3wz
India needs serious legislation to protect women from rapists
The numbers of rape cases in India, highlighted by local and foreign media, have been increased intensively since the gang-rape of the 23-year-old medical student from Delhi in December last year.
One wonders how the number of rape cases can increase so abruptly. The fact clearly shows that such incidents were happening with the same frequency but were not spotlighted for any reason like undue influence of rapists or their families, low background of the victims etc.
According to a report published in forcechange.com; thousands of rapes and sexual assaults go unpunished and often unnoticed within India every year and only in Delhi there were 635 rape cases reported last year, yet only one ended in conviction.

Recently, a 17-year-old gang-rape victim from Indian Punjab finished her life after writing a suicide note on a page torn from a notebook that named her alleged attackers and accused them of destroying her life. The suicide of teenage victim once again highlighted the awful state of affairs of India's criminal justice system.

In a very recent case; a 7-year-old student was raped in a school toilet in Goa (yet again in India) by a 23-year-old. The headmistress of the school has been arrested by police for the negligence. The police have also announced a reward of Rs. 50,000 for any information that would lead to his arrest.  
But a rational question arises; are these steps enough to stop this vicious rape-culture in India? Every normal person thinks “No, not at all.” The solution requires a proper legislation and introduction of more stiff laws against the crimes like rape and molestation.
According to Hindustan Times; the Maharashtra state government is likely to amend the law to make crimes such as rape and molestation non-bailable, instead of waiting for the Centre to amend it. It also proposes to double jail term for such crimes, from the current seven to 14 years.
Indian legislators, from states to centre, have the responsibility to formulate and implement an effective legislation to stop such heinous crimes and deal the culprits iron handed.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Raja Rental's Arrest Orders Issued by Pakistan Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Tue, Jan 15) – As per media reports; the apex court of Pakistan ordered to detain Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the Rental Power Plants case on Monday (Jan 14).

Raja Rental's Arrest Orders Issued by Pakistan Supreme Court

According to details; the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave 24 hours notice to authorities to obey the orders while the court also ordered to arrest all other respondents in the case.
PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was given the title of “Raja Rental” after he was accused of receiving kickbacks in the rental power projects. He was also accused of buying property in London from money earned through corruption in various scams.
With reference to the same case; last year on March 30, the SC had instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue against those who were in the post of minister for water and power from 2006 till the next general elections. As a result, on April 20, NAB issued arrest warrants for 33 persons, including PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.
He has been defending himself in the Supreme Court.
The Karachi Stock market also crashed immediately after the court’s order, as the 100-index fell by 450 points.
Court’s order came at a time when Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Tahirul Qadri was leading a long march in Islamabad to demand electoral reforms.
Participants of the march were seen celebrating while chanting “Long Live Supreme Court” when Qadri mentioned the court’s decision during his speech.
The Karachi Stock market also crashed immediately after the court’s order, as the 100-index fell by 450 points.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Armed suspect Tom Billodeaux in Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain, San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Sat, Jan 13) – Police shot an armed suspect at a local theater during a movie and while the suspect pretending to be a patron. No one else was hurt in the shooting inside the cinema hall in northern San Diego.

Armed suspect Tom Billodeaux in Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain, San Diego

According to details; the lights unexpectedly came on during a Saturday matinee screening of "Les Miserables" at Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain and two police cops who had been going theater-to-theater marked their suspect among approximately 15 other moviegoers, most of whom quickly ducked to the floor, when firing started, and started crawling toward exit doors, police and witnesses said.

The 20-year-old suspect, identified as Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, was immediately shifted to hospital from the scene after being shot in the arm and chest, police said.

According to police statement; Billodeaux pretended to obey the cops who approached him and put his empty hands up, but then "lowered them into his lap ... raised a handgun, and turned it toward the officer."

Billodeaux became the target of an extreme police search after witnesses reported seeing him get into a brawl with his girlfriend across the street from a shopping plaza where the theater is located, Lieutenant. Ernie Herbert said.

Billodeaux, who was at a hospital Sunday morning, was expected to survive the shooting and would be booked into county jail on his release, police said.

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VIDEO: 42 Alien Planets Found -- Reality or Hoax..?

Forty two (42) alien planets have been discovered by a team of amateur astronomers, according to a new report out by Space.com, and the discovery also includes a Jupiter-size world that could potentially be habitable, by going through data collected by the NASA Kepler spacecraft.

According to details; 40 volunteers with the crowd-sourcing Planet Hunters project found the new planet candidates, including 15 planets which might probably have the signs of life and PH2 b, a huge planet compared to the size of Jupiter that the team confirmed to be in the habitable zone of its parent star.

The group of amateur researchers is now awaiting confirmation from professional astronomers, according to a Live Science report on Friday, January 11, 2013.

Chris Lintott, an English astrophysicist at the Department of Physics in Oxford University and works atZooniverse, explained that “These are planet candidates that slipped through the net, being missed by professional astronomers and rescued by volunteers in front of their web browsers. It’s remarkable to think that absolutely anyone can discover a planet.”

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Friday, January 11, 2013

"America is the most corrupt nation.": Jackie Chan

HONG KONG (Sat, Jan 12) – Reported by madn3wz

"America is the most corrupt nation.": Jackie Chan
Famous martial art hero Jackie Chan becomes a controversial personality by showing his anti-American sentiments in his recent interview on a Hong Kong television show.

According to details; “Rush Hour,” star said in his interview that America is “the most corrupt country in the world” and that the Chinese people should be proud of their country.

Chan’s anti-Americanism may come as a shock to his American fans but the Washington Post describes that the Hong Kong star often found himself entangled into the political discussion in China. Chan usually saves his political comments for a small and controlled audience but he was not reluctant to show his anti-Americanism.

In the recent interview; Chan discussed China’s recent progress, eliminating dishonesty from its government; while calling America "the most corrupt [country] in the world." Chan then maintains, blaming US for the world's troubles.

Chan said (with some translation help from the Post):

“If you talk about corruption, the entire world, the United State, has no corruption? (The United States) is the most corrupt in the world. Where does this Great Breakdown [financial crisis] come from? It started exactly from the world, the United States. When I was interviewed in the U.S., people asked me, I said the same thing. I said now that China has become strong, everyone is making an issue of China. If our own countrymen don’t support our country, who will support our country? We know our country has many problems. We [can] talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, [we should say] “our country is the best.”

This interview is most likely not so startling to Chinese viewers. Chan has been thrilling disagreement for a few years now for criticizing Taiwan and Hong Kong as models of what can go wrong when you have “too much freedom.” 

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

70 vs. 15 -- Saudi Teen and 70-year-old divorce granted

JIZAN, Saudi Arabia (Jan 10, Thu) – According to CNN report, citing Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission, a divorce has been granted in the case of a Saudi teenager, actually just 15-year-old, who was wedded to a 70-year-old man just few days back.
70 vs. 15 -- Saudi Teen and 70-year-old divorce granted

The name of the senior Saudi citizen was not disclosed but he claimed that the girl was not just 15 but she was actually 25-year-old. He also told that he was fooled by the family of the girl for whom he paid a dowry of about $20K.
“She is not 15 as everybody claims,” he said. “She’s 25 years old and she’s mature enough to make her own decisions… I was fooled by the girl’s family.”
The father of the teenager is believed to be Yemeni, but her mother is Saudi national. The family is from Al-Hurath village in Jizan province, in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen, according to Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, the head of the Aseer branch of the Human Rights Commission. The group is backed by the Saudi government.

The Human Rights Commission, backed by the Saudi government, sent an investigator to the courthouse in Al-Hurath, Al-Yami – the head of Aseer branch of the HRC - said, and is planning to offer the girl and her family as much help as she’s able to receive, particularly legal help in case the courts require her to formally dispute the marriage.

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Breaking Updates: At Least Two Injured in Taft High School Firing, Suspect Apprehended

TAFT, Calif. (Thu, Jan. 10) - Reported by madn3wz

At Least Two Injured in Taft High School Firing
Students had been evacuated immediately from Taft Union High School in Kern County after wild gun firing on Thursday morning that reportedly left two people injured while a suspect was taken into custody, a city official confirmed.

According to details; the shooting incident happened about 9:00 a.m. at Taft Union High School, an oil and agricultural community about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Among the victims there’s at least one student who was airlifted to a hospital in Bakersfield, but there was no immediate word on the victim’s condition.

‘‘We have a suspect in custody,’’ said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, adding that the person was believed to be a student.
KERO-TV Bakersfield reported that the station received phone calls from people inside the school who hid in closets.
Parents were beginning to pick up their children from a football field where they had been moved to after the incident, Elliott said. As of about 10 a.m., the campus remained on lockdown.
It was not immediately clear how many students are enrolled at the high school, which teaches 9th through 12th grades.
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