Monday, January 30, 2012
South Africa's leading HIV group has warned that large numbers of faulty condoms are in circulation in the Bloemfontein area, despite a recall
The problem with the condoms was discovered after people complained to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Health authorities have recalled that more than one million condoms were handed out ahead of the recent African National Congress centenary celebrations. They say that they are still investigating claims that the condoms are porous. A batch of 8,700 boxes - which all bore the South African Bureau of Standards stamp - were delivered to guesthouses, hotels, restaurants and bars before the ANC celebrations. The Free State Health Department says that it is recalling the estimated 1.35 million condoms as a precautionary measure - and urged the public not to panic. But TAC's Sello Mokhalipi said that condoms "are still out there in large numbers and that is of great concern to us". "The complaints are that the condoms broke during intercourse," he said. TAC says it conducted its own investigation using some of the condoms that had been handed out for the centenary celebrations and found them to be porous. "When you poured water in them, the water seeped through," Mokhalipi said. Free State Health Department spokesperson Jabu Mbalula said that the health authority could neither confirm nor deny that the condoms are faulty until it has concluded its own tests on the recovered condoms. The last major recall of condoms in South Africa was in August 2007 when 20 million were recalled after hundreds of thousands were found to be faulty. South Africa has one of the highest infection rates of HIV - the virus that causes AIDS - in the world.
Discrimination based on sexual orientation had been ignored or even sanctioned by many states for too long, Ban told an African Union summit. Homosexuality is illegal in many African countries - a situation which has drawn increasing criticism from activists and the West. Homosexual acts are illegal in most African countries, including key Western allies such as Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Botswana. Both the United States and Britain have recently warned that they would use foreign aid to push for homosexuality to be decriminalised on the African continent.
A study found that milk drinkers were five times more likely to succeed in tasks testing memory and brain function compared to non-milk drinkers.
Sunlight boosts fertility in both men and women by increasing their levels of vitamin D, a study has found
Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is also key to balancing sex hormones in women and improving sperm count in men, according to researchers. For women, vitamin D helps boost levels of the female sex hormones progesterone and estrogen by 13% and 21% respectively, regulating menstrual cycles and making conception more likely. Men increase their fertility by going into the sun, too – because vitamin D is essential for the healthy development of each sperm’s nucleus. It also increases levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, improving a man’s libido. The vitamin’s effect on both male and female sex hormones may explain why conception rates fall in the winter and peak in the summer in Northern European countries. The study of nearly 2,300 men, also found that levels of testosterone and vitamin D peaked in August and were lowest in March, just after the winter. Women have been found to ovulate less – and their eggs have a reduced chance of implanting in the womb – in the winter months. Although vitamin D can be obtained in small quantities by eating oily fish, eggs and liver, about 80% of the amount the body needs is obtained via a chemical process that happens when the UVB rays in sunlight are absorbed by the skin.
An Afghan woman has been arrested for helping strangle her daughter-in-law to death because she gave birth to an undesired third daughter
Mother-in-law Wali Hazrata is said to have tied the feet of 22-year-old Stori, which allowed the victim's local militia member husband Sher Mohammad to strangle her. The murdered woman's husband has since fled and Hazrata is in police custody. Police believe that the murder took place because Stori gave birth to another girl, who are generally seen as a burden in Afghan society. Violence and abuse against women continues to be a major problem in Afghanistan, a decade after U.S.-led troops brought down the Taliban regime. Recently, police found a teen bride who had been locked in a toilet for six months at her husband’s house in neighboring Baghlan province. She was burned and beaten, and had her fingernails pulled out. British charity Oxfam said that 87% of Afghan women report having experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage.
Just one more reason why we don't need more black police officers.
A black mother in Brooklyn has been arrested for abandoning her two toddler girls on a sidewalk — leaving them alone hours after she gave them a curse-filled tongue-lashing
Dalisha Adams, 26, has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for cruelly leaving Diani, 3, and Dominae, 2, in the cold, police said. The girls were found wandering on the street in front of the Bay View Houses in Canarsie. Their grandmother lives there but didn’t know they’d been left there. The Bay View Houses are a mile and a half from the Breukelen Houses, where Adams lives with Diani, Dominae and their 8-year-old sister, who was with relatives. A neighbor said that she often heard the mom screaming at the girls. “She was always yelling at the kids, ‘Shut the f--- up,’” said the neighbor. “One day, I heard her curse out the little baby, ‘I’ll punch you in the f------ face.’” She said that she heard a blowup recently, not long before the girls were found on the street, clutching extra disposable diapers. “A kid was crying. She was saying, ‘Stop crying. Shut the f--- up. I’m gonna get you out of here.’” The girls told police that their mother left them on the sidewalk and just drove away. Two elderly woman driving by called police.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Anyone familiar with blacks and Hispanics in New York City should not be too surprised by this information.
The Zetas cartel has become the biggest drug gang in Mexico, overtaking its bitter rival, the Sinaloa cartel
A new report by geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor says that the Zetas now operate in more than half of all Mexican states. Stratfor says that the Zetas' brutal violence seems to have given the gang an advantage over the Sinaloa cartel, which prefers to bribe people. Since 2007, 47,500 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico. The report says that drug-related violence in Mexico has persisted, despite the government's efforts to fight the cartels. The report's authors say that the violence has shifted, abating in some cities while worsening in others. It lists the cities of Veracruz, Monterrey, Matamoros and Durango as examples of places where violence has increased, while murders in Ciudad Juarez have dropped, although the city remains the most violent in Mexico. According to the study, most smaller drug gangs have been subsumed by either the Zetas or the Sinaloa cartel, turning the two groups into the predominant criminal forces in Mexico. The Zetas control much of eastern Mexico, while the Sinaloa cartel has its stronghold in the west of the country. The Zetas, whose leadership is composed of ex-special operations soldiers, resort to extreme violence. The Sinaloa cartel, although also ruthless, prefers to bribe and corrupt people, as well as providing intelligence on rivals to the authorities. The report forecasts a continued expansion of Mexico's cartels into South America, a strategy which eliminates middlemen and brings in more profit. Smuggling drugs into the United States is now more difficult as a result of increased violence in northern Mexico and more stringent law enforcement along the border, Stratfor says. The cartels have responded to this by trafficking more to alternative markets in Europe and Australia.
Police are looking for a 30-year-old Mexican illegal immigrant accused of having sex with an 11-year-old girl
Jorge Alfaro-Alfaro has been charged with two counts of raping a child, a first-degree felony, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Chambersburg police said that the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement also has an active warrant for his deportation back to his native Mexico. The rape investigation began in early December 2011 when a Chambersburg man reported to police that Alfaro-Alfaro had initiated a sexual relationship with his 11-year-old daughter, according to a police affidavit filed with Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns. Police spoke with the girl, and she said that her relationship with Alfaro-Alfaro began in September 2011 with talking and text messages. She said that the relationship eventually became physical and she agreed to have sex with him. The first incident took place in Alfaro-Alfaro's bedroom when he was living at a different address. The girl said that he signaled her to meet him by tapping on the window. He had sex with the child a second time in November 2011. The girl told police that, "Jorge told her that he loved her and was only with his wife because of the kids," the affidavit states. An agent with ICE said that he has been wanted for deportation since May 2003. According to his charging documents, Alfaro-Alfaro stands 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Eastern Congo residents - including men and boys - have faced brutal rapes for years, with the assailants thrusting chunks of wood and guns into them in some cases.
Israeli police say that a group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists have attacked a woman who was putting up posters in a troubled town near Jerusalem
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says that about a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in the town of Beit Shemesh surrounded the woman, pelted her with stones and slashed her car’s tires. Beit Shemesh has experienced sharp tensions between ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists and its other residents. The recent case of an 8-year-old girl who was afraid to walk to school because Jewish extremists spat on her and cursed her attracted international attention.
Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Richard Stone and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein visited Jonathan Pollard in the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina recently. “We returned with a renewed commitment to work for Mr. Pollard’s release from incarceration in accordance with long-standing Conference policy. We see this as a serious humanitarian issue as well as a legal matter," they said in a statement following the visit.
A Toronto rabbi who fled the United States and is accused of masterminding a massive immigration fraud mill in America has been extradited from Canada to New York
Rabbi Avraham David, 47, whose real name is Earl Seth David, and who used to run a New York-based immigration law firm faces immigration fraud charges relating to the processing of thousands of false immigration applications. He was arrested in Toronto in October 2011 while walking near his home in North York, Toronto police announced at the time, with Det. Rick Mooney calling the case one of the largest scams in American history. Federal prosecutors in the United States says that David’s firm made millions of dollars by charging inflated fees to illegal immigrants to obtain legal status for them through fraudulent means. The million-dollar scam saw clients charged as much as $30,000 each. U.S. authorities say that he fled to Canada in 2006, and that his law firm closed in 2009. “When he fled to Canada to avoid prosecution, Earl Seth David left thousands of victims of his alleged fraud in his wake — people who believed he was helping them secure legal status and paid him a lot of money to do so,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. David is being held without bail after an initial court appearance. Prosecutors said that David is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.
In December 2010, African-American Greg McKee was indefinitely suspended by and subsequently dismissed from the UConn football program after being charged with multiple counts related to the possession of child pornography. Now, the 19-year-old McKee has turned himself into Connecticut state police and was arraigned on charges of first-degree possession of child pornography, second-degree larceny and computer crime. McKee had been the target of an investigation stemming from his time at UConn and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. A computer owned by McKee and seized during the investigation, which began in September of 2010, contained 96 still photos and 26 video files of 5- to 10-year-old boys engaged in sexual acts. He had been charged a little over a year ago with importing child pornography, obscenity and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. The seized computer was evaluated at a forensics laboratory, leading to the discovery of child pornography and the charges against McKee.
Heather Mac Donald points out that we are spending huge sums of money trying to educate Hispanics with very little return on our investment.
The day before police said that African-American Tyree Lincoln Smith hacked to death a homeless man in an East Side apartment and then cannibalized the body, he told his cousin he had a lust for blood
"He said he had gotten a rare steak at a restaurant in Florida and when he had tasted the blood it had given him a sexual sensation," recalled Nicole Rabb, who helped police get a confession from Smith to the crime. Police said that Smith killed 43-year-old Angel "Tun Tun" Gonzalez with an ax on December 15, 2011. The 35-year-old Smith, who grew up in Ansonia, has been arrested at a friend's home in Lynn Haven, Florida and charged with murder in Gonzalez's death. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bond pending extradition to Connecticut. Rabb, who grew up with Smith, has been acknowledged by police as their main witness against her cousin. Gonzalez's body was found in a vacant third-floor apartment on Brooks Street. Police said that he was found lying across a mattress fully clothed with severe facial and head injuries. An autopsy has determined that Gonzalez died from blunt head trauma.
Police say that 49-year-old Leroy Junior Chandler has been arrested on charges of capital sexual battery and false imprisonment of a child under 13. Chandler is registered in Florida as a sex offender. Police arrested Chandler after they received a call about the sexual assault of a child in Bradenton. Chandler was arrested and confessed. He's being held in the Manatee County Jail.
Researchers have found that Asian women have higher estrogen levels when drinking 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day. This is about 2 cups of coffee. On the other hand, white women who drank the same amount tended to have lower estrogen levels than those who did not drink this amount of caffeine. Asian women had higher levels of estrogen, white women had lower, and African American women's levels could not be determined.
Jurors in Ontario, Canada, were told how Afghan-born Mohammad Shafia, 58, his wife Tooba Yahya, 42, and their son Hamed, 21, were responsible for planning and carrying out the murders of four family members. In closing statements to the court in Ontario prosecutor Laurie Lacelle urged the jury to find all three guilty of killing Shafia and Yahya's three teenage daughters and his other wife from a polygamous relationship. The accused killed the girls - Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13 - because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress, dating, socialising and going online. The fourth victim was Shafia's first wife, who was infertile, and was living with the family in Montreal. The polygamous relationship, if revealed, could have resulted in their deportation. The family had left Afghanistan in 1992 and lived in Pakistan, Australia and Dubai before settling in Canada in 2007.
A black woman who savagely killed her white co-worker in a Lululemon yoga clothing shop, then tried to pretend masked intruders had done it, will spend the rest of her life in jail
Convicted killer Brittany Norwood, 29, used at least half a dozen weapons from inside the store to kill Jayna Murray, 30, in a prolonged and brutal attack. These included a hammer, wrench, knife and peg used to hold up a mannequin. In sentencing Norwood for life in prison without the possibility of parole, the judge said that in all his years on the bench, he had never seen such a savage attack.
A fanatical supporter of Barack Obama is the prime suspect in an investigation into an Internet death threat against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Adam Eugene Cox, 33, has been arrested in Tennessee on an unrelated warrant for assault. Working with MCSO, deputies in Knoxville served a search warrant and seized evidence from Cox's home after an investigation into the death threat came to light in October 2011. In that threat, Cox stated that Arpaio and his family would be killed, according to MCSO. His postings read, in part: "I plan to kill Arpaio first. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. I promise you this. He won’t [expletive] with Obama. He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him." The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the suspect's postings indicate that he is an avid supporter of Obama and that Arpaio's ongoing investigation into the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate may be behind the death threat. Cox's mother confirmed that her son is a fanatical supporter of Obama, according to MCSO officials. Knoxville deputies said that Cox has a history of assault. Arpaio has faced numerous death threats while in office, including several different Mexican drug cartels which have threatened the sheriff's life and placed a contract nearing $4 million for his execution.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A black pro wrestler called "Gangsta of Love" who knowingly had sex with numerous women and didn't tell them about his HIV-positive status has been sentenced to 32 years in prison
Before he was sentenced, Andre Davis insisted to Common Pleas Court Judge Jerome Metz Jr. that he genuinely cares about people, including his numerous sex partners. But Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Amy Tranter convinced Metz that Davis was a narcissistic sex addict who cared about only himself, traveling around the country as a professional wrestler while having sex with up to 350 women. Metz eventually determined that Davis deserved 32 years in prison for not telling 11 of the women he had sex with that he was HIV-positive. In November 2011, a jury convicted Davis of 14 of the 15 felonious assault charges against him. Ohio law requires those who are positive for the virus that can cause AIDS to inform sex partners of their status. In many cases, Davis didn't inform his partners. In some, they asked and he lied. Davis, a father of five, also wrestled under the names "Sweet Sexy Sensation," "Andre Hart" and "Andre Heart," and faces similar charges in two other Ohio counties.
A black man has been charged with animal cruelty after he charged at his kitten and kicked it 18 feet in the air through football goal posts before raising his arms for a field goal
Percy Love, 22, laughed as he was arrested after the assault on the black cat. The man was picked up by police, who witnessed the attack, on the south side of Chicago and is being held on a $50,000 bond. Love is set to appear in South Misdemeanor Court on February 1, 2012 on a charge of animal cruelty but was being held at Cook County Jail because he violated his parole for a burglary three years ago.
A black man has been jailed after killing his ex-girlfriend's pet Chihuahua by shoving it in a washing machine
Gary Jackson forced the animal into the machine and put it on a spin cycle. Mountain Home Police called to the apartment by his ex-girlfriend found the dead dog inside. Jackson, 30, was jailed on aggravated cruelty charges and criminal mischief. Jackson faces up to five years in jail after being charged with two felonies: first-degree criminal mischief and aggravated cruelty to animals. Arkansas's animal cruelty law upgraded aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses to a felony in 2009 on the first offense. His bail has been set at $25,000.
A Latino high school student attempted to rape his former teacher at knife point after following her to her car
Redwood City high school student David Velasquez, 19, has been charged with four felonies including kidnapping to commit rape, criminal threats, false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit rape of a woman. Redwood City police say that Velasquez brandished a knife at the 29-year-old San Francisco teacher in the Summit Preparatory High School garage. The woman was walking to her car in the underground garage when he came out of nowhere, grabbed her from behind and ordered her to get into the car at knife point. He threatened to kill her and it was then the teacher recognized his voice as she had taught him for several years. As they moved toward her car, the teacher intentionally dropped her keys in order to delay the attacker. He is then said to have forced her to the ground and climbed on top of her. Authorities say that Velasquez was interrupted by a fellow teacher who came upon the scene, and ran off when she screamed. He was arrested at his home less than an hour later. He is being held in San Mateo County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
A Muslim man who raped women to teach them a lesson for being on the streets at night has been jailed indefinitely because of the danger he poses to women
Sunny Islam, 23, who comes from a strict Muslim family, dragged his terrified victims - including a 15-year-old - from the street at knifepoint, bound and assaulted them during a two-month reign of terror. Police fear that Islam may have attacked many more. Three of the assaults took place close to his home in Barking, east London, while a fourth occurred in nearby Forest Gate. Judge Patricia Lees sentenced him to a minimum of 11 years. He was traced through the number plate of his girlfriend's car after he kidnapped and raped the 15-year-old in September 2010. He grabbed her from behind as she walked home with a friend and bundled her into the car at knifepoint before driving to a secluded spot where he raped her twice despite her claiming that she was only 11 years old. After his arrest, Islam's DNA was linked with three other attacks near his home in Barking, east London. The teen, who feared she would be murdered, was in court and smiled as her attacker was jailed. Islam, who told the jury he was a practising Muslim, was convicted of seven charges of rape, one of sexual assault and one of kidnap. His mother, in religious dress, sat with her covered head bowed throughout and wept as her son was jailed. After the trial, Det Chief Insp John Sandlin, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command who investigated the offenses, said that they believe there may be other victims who had not come forward.
Israel: According to statistics compiled by Knesset researchers, out of 102 women who were murdered by their partners between 2004 and 2012, 21 were Ethiopian
Ethiopian immigrants are not assimilating very well in Israel.
Hispanic teen birth rates in Connecticut are 8.5 times higher than whites' and almost double that of African Americans for girls ages 15 to 19
Of the 2,626 teen births in 2009, almost half (1,277) were to Hispanics, according to data from the state Department of Public Health. Of the 35 teen births in 2009 in New London, 15 were to Hispanic girls, according to DPH data. At 13% of the state's population, the Hispanic community is growing at a dramatic rate - by almost 50% during the past decade - and experiencing increasing social and health problems. Almost a third of Hispanic children ages 17 and younger live in poverty. Almost 22% of all Hispanics have no health insurance. The state's Hispanics had the third highest unemployment rate in the nation in 2010, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank. Hispanics had a four-year high school graduation rate of 64% in 2010, according to state Department of Education data.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The black man who flashed a young girl as she walked to school has finally been identified and found to be a city employee who worked with a youth group
Andrew McFall, 41, was arrested after he was finally identified using security footage that caught him just as he was about to inappropriately expose himself to the 11-year-old girl. The girl was walking to school in Harlem when the black man started screaming profanities at her and then flashed her. The girl promptly told employees at her school and her mother, who reported the incident to the police. McFall worked as the director of the city's Youth Connect program and was fired after he was arrested for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child with bail set at $3,500. McFall has a 6-year-old son and his relationship status is unknown. Prior to working for the city, he serves as both deputy and executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs in Kips Bay and Harlem respectively. He was fired from the Kips Bay position for unknown reasons in March 2010. Prosecutors were reportedly investigating another allegation of abuse against him as well when he was arrested.
A Haitian immigrant, freed after the Obama Administration halted deportations to his native country, went on to kill three people
Twice convicted felon, Kesler Dufrene, was due to be deported after a five-year jail term ended in October 2010. But deportations to Haiti were temporarily halted after the country was rocked by a devastating earthquake. Two months after his release, Dufrene, 23, went on to slaughter three people including 15-year-old Ashley Chow in North Miami. Ashley, a High School student who dreamed of becoming a lawyer, lived in the house in the 400 block of Northwest 134th Street, along with other victims Harlen Peralta, 25, and her boyfriend, Israel Rincon, 35. After worried relatives called police on January 2, 2011, officers burst into the house to discover all three had been shot dead. DNA found on a rifle left inside the house and mobile phone tracking technology linked Dufrene to the murders. But before detectives could interrogate the drifter, Dufrene shot and killed himself during an unrelated burglary and shooting, 18 days after the murders.
Hunter Wallace gives some insight into Newt's Zionist leanings:
Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire who donated $5 million dollars to Newt Gingrich’s failing presidential campaign, is the Jewish string puller behind his sudden resurgence. He is also involved in all kinds of radical Zionist causes. This guy pulled his money out of AIPAC for being too soft on the Palestinians.
Researchers have concluded that men evolved to be aggressive towards outsiders, a tendency at the root of inter-tribal violence
It emerged through natural selection as a result of competition for mates, territory and status, and is seen in conflicts between nations as well as clashes involving rival gangs, football fans or religious groups, say researchers. They point out that in all cultures and throughout history, men have sought to get their way by initiating violence. Men prefer group-based hierarchies and are identified more strongly with their own groups than women. At a basic level, such tribal aggression helped men in a group to obtain more females, increasing their chances of reproduction.
Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and white high school students continues to expand across the United States, with minority teenagers performing at academic levels equal to or lower than those of 30 years ago
On average, African-American and Latino high school seniors perform math and read at the same level as 13-year-old white students. The Education Trust says that African-American and Latino students have made little to no progress in 12th-grade reading scores since 1994, continuing to lag behind white students. Math achievement has also remained flat, with the gap between white students and those of color widening.
Israel: The government is bringing just 110 Ethiopian Jews into the country per month, 90 fewer than the agreed figure
The confirmation of both the rate of Ethiopian entry into Israel and of space for 1,000 new immigrants in Israeli absorption centers were in a government response submitted to the High Court of Justice, in connection to a petition filed by an Israeli-Ethiopian rights organization. Recently, the government began reducing the pace of immigration to Israel of more than 4,500 Falashmura - descendants of Jews who converted to Christianity - who are waiting in a refugee camp in Ethiopia's Gondar province. According to a report by a parliamentary delegation from Israel that visited the camp in September 2011, conditions in the camps are difficult. "These are people living under very difficult conditions, in hunger and poverty, suffering from shortages of food, water, clothing and from severe health problems. The children suffer from malnutrition, weak immune systems and illness, caused by their extended stay," the report said. The stated reason for reducing the number from the 200 per month promised by the cabinet in October 2011 was a lack of space in immigrant absorption centers in Israel, but the government's own figures belie the claim. The Jewish Agency, which operates Israel's absorption centers, confirmed the amount of available space in the centers, as well as the claims by the Public Committee for Ethiopian Jews - which filed the High Court petition - that an additional 1,000 beds will soon be available for new immigrants.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A founder of the French Liberal Jewish movement has been questioned on suspicion that he raped several female minors
Rabbi Daniel Farhi, 70, was questioned at a police station in Paris. He has denied the accusations. The Liberal movement is associated with Reform Judaism. Farhi is known for his outreach to the Muslim community in France.
Young black men are 16 times as likely as whites to be killed and twice as likely to enter adulthood without a high school diploma.
Kentucky State Police said that 27-year-old Adulfo Cancino is also charged with unlawful transaction with a minor and committing an illegal sex act with a person under 16 years old. He is being held in the Taylor County Detention Center. The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation in several Kentucky counties into a suspected prostitution ring involving female juveniles.
A Mexican national who made headlines after being deported from the United States three times - twice being convicted of drunken driving in Massachusetts - has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to his third drunken-driving offense
In Ayer District Court, Eduardo Torres, 36, pleaded guilty to operating under the influence-third offense, for his September 24, 2011 arrest in Boxboro. Judge David Cunis sentenced Torres to 18 months in jail, less the 119 days he has been held, with a mandatory eight-year loss of license. Torres has two drunken-driving convictions in Massachusetts, in 1999 and 2000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Torres. Once he is released from jail, ICE agents will take him into custody pending his extradition to Mexico. Torres could also face federal prosecution for illegal re-entry after deportation.
African-Americans are 5.9% of California’s population, but are responsible for 23.8% of homicides, 21.8% of rapes, 38% of robberies, 20% of aggravated assaults, 21.8% of burglaries, 21.5% of thefts, 19.7% of motor vehicle thefts, 22.3% of forgeries, 22.1% of kidnappings and 17.5% of sex offenses.
The Atlanta Jewish Times, a weekly newspaper serving the Metro area's Jewish community has ignited a national firestorm in the form of an op-ed piece from owner-publisher Andrew Adler in the paper's January 13, 2012 edition. Adler's piece looked at the ongoing issue of the vastly differing views the United States and Israel have on dealing with the potential threat posed by Iran. In Adler's column, he came up with three basic solutions: for Israel to strike Hezbollah and Hamas, for Israel to strike Iran, or for Israel to "order a hit" on Barack Obama. In the op-ed piece, the scenario posed by Adler suggests that US-based Mossad agents would "take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place and forcefully dictate that the United States' police includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies."
That's down from 47% in year two and 57% in year one. Obama topped out at 53% in May 2011 (around the time of Osama bin Laden's killing) and hit bottom at 38% in August and October 2011. For comparison's sake, Gallup notes that his third-year numbers are pretty low among recent presidents. He beats only Jimmy Carter, who registered 37.4%.
How the 1910 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica described blacks:
For the rest, the mental constitution of the negro is very similar to that of a child, normally good-natured and cheerful, but subject to sudden fits of emotion and passion during which he is capable of performing acts of singular atrocity ...
Britain: Muslims who handed out leaflets calling for homosexuals to be hanged, stoned and burned to death are facing up to seven years in prison
The Islamic group handed out the material in the street as well as posting it through letterboxes in a hate-filled campaign calling for the execution of gay people who they claimed were at the root of society’s problems. Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed are the first to be prosecuted under new laws against inciting hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. As they were found guilty at Derby Crown Court, residents spoke of how the Muslims wanted to transform their small area of Derby into a medieval state under Sharia law.
Women are far more likely to find a man attractive and accept a date with a stranger if they are in the presence of colorful blooms, a study has shown
The associations between flowers and romance are so strong that the man doesn’t even have to buy a bunch of flowers himself.
Researchers have found that men who were 6 feet or over (1.8 meters) were 24% less likely to report having heart failure than those who were 5 foot 8 inches or smaller (1.72 meters). This was after their age and weight, as well as whether they had high blood pressure and diabetes, had all been taken into account. Scientists think that one reason is that shorter men may have had childhood diseases that stunted their growth. In adulthood this could have led to the build-up of plaque in their arteries and higher blood pressure. But they also think that the biology of taller men may put them at less risk. They say that there is greater distance between certain points in their arteries and their hearts which puts the heart under less strain.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force tracked down David Haddad, 56, after several complaints were made - one by a relative and at least one other by a person known to him - for harassing them by phone and scribbling anti-Semitic symbols on apartment doors. "Knowing someone put swastikas and derogatory messages on my door makes me sick," said Susan Levin, who lives down the hall from Haddad, who wrote “All Jews Should Die” on her front door. A neighbor called the police after spotting five out of eight doors on the floor where Haddad lives scribbled with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages. Haddad was arrested after the task force traced at least one of his phone calls. He was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime. The bias criminal first struck on December 11, 2011 around noon when he repeatedly called an 80-year-old Brooklyn woman at her home and threatened her while spouting anti—Semitic epithets. On January 10, 2012 Haddad called a woman and threatened her in her Chelsea apartment building, where police found racist graffiti on five apartment doors and along the hallway of the residence. Over the next two days, Haddad preyed on an 87-year-old Chelsea woman and a 78-year-old Brooklyn woman, subjecting them to anti—Semitic threats over the phone and on a voicemail message. Sara Scovronick, 33, who also received hateful notes on her door, said that she's glad Haddad has been arrested.
Africa: Malawian women are demanding an end to attacks on those who were stripped naked on the streets for wearing pants, leggings and miniskirts, instead of dresses
Street vendors accused women of defying cultural norms and attacked them in Lilongwe and Blantyre, two of the nation's largest cosmopolitan centers. "They beat them up and stripped them naked, claiming they did not follow the tradition," said Seodi White, a rights activist and protest organizer. "Attacking women in trousers is an outrage. We are a democracy, they're taking us back to the dark ages." Protesters wore pants, miniskirts and leggings in a show of solidarity as they gathered to condemn the attacks. Others wore white T-shirts that said: "Today we buy your merchandise, tomorrow you strip us naked!" Written in the local Chichewa language, the words were a reference to the vendors carrying out the attacks, organizers said. Malawi banned women from wearing miniskirts and trousers during decades of dictatorship, but repealed the law in 1994 when the nation adopted multiparty democracy, White said. Attacks on women wearing pants have occurred sporadically in other African nations as well, including Kenya and Zimbabwe. Malawi guarantees gender equality in its constitution, but disparities remain in almost all aspects including education, employment and political power, according to human rights groups. "Like a lot of Africa, there is a culture of instilling fear in women because people know they are voiceless even though they are guaranteed equality on paper," said Faustace Chirwa, executive director of Malawi-based National Women's Lobby Group. Chirwa blamed the attacks on young men frustrated with the system who were venting their anger on women because they were easy targets. "A lot of men in Africa believe they can dictate what women can do," she said. "We need tougher laws to protect women."
The Jews of Israel do not want black Africans living in their country. Over the past year, 24% of Ivorians who sought asylum in Europe on an individual basis received it, compared to only 0.1% of those who did so in Israel over the past three years. Germany, for instance, approved 10 out of 45 asylum applications in 2011; Spain approved 30 out of 115; and England, which isn't yet repatriating Ivorians, approved 20 out of 130. Israel, in contrast, approved only two out of 1,500 requests in 2009-2011.
Britain: More than £2 billion is being claimed in benefits by foreigners every year, including thousands of illegal immigrants
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a fraud investigation after it emerged that 5,000 illegals claimed handouts worth £42 million to which they are not entitled. Ministers acted after the first-ever study of claimants’ nationality, which found that 371,000 foreign nationals are on out-of-work benefits.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A Shiite imam from Trinidad has received a life sentence for his role in an Islamic terrorist plot at JFK airport
Kareem Ibrahim, 66, was one of four men involved in a plot to cause a chain reaction along a pipeline that would damage vast areas of New York City. Prosecutors presented evidence at trial that Ibrahim, an imam and a leader of the Shiite Muslim community in Trinidad, had provided operational support to the group plotting the attack.
Mississippians are also far more likely to be murdered than other Americans. Could there be a connection?
I'm sure it will not be too long before South Asian immigrants are spreading the disease in the United States and Europe.
New York: A report found that only 4.1% of black students successfully completed at least one Advanced Placement class, compared to 24.6% for New York high school graduates overall
The report shows a cavernous achievement gap between white and minority students that starts early and only widens as the students enter high school.
Researchers have found that black students’ GPAs indeed converge eventually with those of white students, but attributed this to black students being more likely than white students to switch to less difficult majors
According to the study, among students matriculating in 2001 and 2002 who initially expressed an interest in majoring in engineering, economics or the natural sciences, 54% of black males and 51% of black females ended up switching to other majors in the humanities or social sciences. By contrast, only about 8% of white men and 33% of white women switched majors. Black students are slightly more likely than white students to express an initial interest in engineering, economics or the natural sciences — 61.7% for blacks compared to 60.8% for whites — yet less than 30% of black students finish with a major in that realm compared to 50.5% of whites.
On the National Assessment of Educational Progress, administered every two years, 9% of white students performed at or above the highest level in 4th grade math, compared with only 2% of Hispanic students and 1% of black students
One Tennessee high school principal actually got into trouble for pointing out that the black students don't do as well as the white ones.
In 2011, one of the most high-profile cases involved a 14-year-old boy known as "El Ponchis" ("The Cloak"). He was found guilty of torturing and beheading at least four people for the South Pacific drug cartel.
Just 6% are dissatisfied and want the level of immigration increased. The majority of Republicans and conservatives are dissatisfied and in favor of less immigration. Most independents and Democrats are dissatisfied with the level of immigration and generally tilt toward decreased immigration.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Journalists in Britain downplay black-on-white crime for fear of promoting racism and fascism.
The ongoing failure of Haiti, the world’s first black republic.
Florida voters disapprove of Barack Obama’s job performance and say that he doesn’t deserve to be reelected. More than half of Republicans describe themselves as enthusiastic about casting ballots. Only 29% of Democrats feel that way. White voters, who outnumber black voters in Florida, favor Romney by 21 percentage points. And those older than 49 are in Romney’s camp right now by relatively significant margins. Only 42% give Obama a positive job-approval rating, while 54% disapprove; 52% say that he doesn’t deserve a second term. Only 44% say that he should be reelected.
Hat tip, Hunter Wallace!
Hat tip, Hunter Wallace!
In Oregon, African-Americans are 1.8% of the population, but are responsible for 15% of murders, 10% of rapes, 18% of robberies, 10% of aggravated assaults, and 6% of burglaries
In Oregon, just like everywhere else, blacks are once again over-represented amongst the criminal element.
Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants
Since blacks and Hispanics commit more crimes than whites and Asians, any policy that reduces the hiring of criminals will also result in reducing the hiring of blacks and Hispanics. Of course, one way around this would be for blacks and Hispanics to refrain from engaging in criminal activity but I guess no one wants to explore that option.
A group of students at historically black Florida A&M University are under investigation after a hazing resulted in a gay student’s death
Robert Champion, Jr. was found unresponsive on a school bus accompanied by the university’s band members. Police ruled the death a homicide, but after Champion’s parents came forward and revealed that their son was gay, the National Black Justice Coalition is urging the U.S. Department of Education to investigate whether or not the death was a result of a hate crime.
According to the report, 42% of children in India in that age bracket are suffering from malnutrition. The Hunger and Malnutrition Report also said that one in three malnourished children in the world is Indian. India was also found to have the highest rate in the world of stunted growth among children. The report' findings reflect others by international organizations like UNICEF, which says that in India 20% of children under five years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition.
A black actor who starred in the latest film adaptation of Wuthering Heights has admitted to racially abusing his former girlfriend
James Howson became the first black actor to play Emily Bronte's Heathcliff when the film was released in 2011. Leeds magistrates heard that he shouted racist threats at his ex-partner after their three-year relationship ended. Howson, 24, of Haslewood Close, Leeds, admitted to racially aggravated harassment. The court heard how Howson's relationship with Shakira Ramdihal turned sour when she became pregnant. On November 18, 2011 he went to her family home in Chapeltown, banged on a window and shouted racist threats to kill her.
Black hip hop super-group The Wu Tang Clan was involved in carjackings, murders, drug dealing and money laundering, newly released FBI files reveal
The agency's dossier on the group's founding member, Ol' Dirty Bastard has been released in response to a Freedom of information request. ODB, aka Russell Jones, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2004, after consuming a mixture of cocaine and opiates. Jones was arrested nine times between April 1, 1987, and January 15, 1999, for a range of crimes that included petty larceny, contempt and nonsupport of a child. In January 1999, he was charged with attempted murder in the first/second degree, criminal use of a firearm, and unlawful wearing of a body vest. Riddled with violent crime, the late rapper's file refers to the murder of Jerome Estrella aka Boo Boo, by an unnamed member of a gang called the Bloods, who sometimes acted as enforcers for the WTC.
A black student who was just 13-years-old when he sexually assaulted and strangled his white teacher to death has been sentenced to 85 years in jail
Brian Wonsom, now 15, killed Hannah Wheeling, 65, at Cheltenham Youth Facility, Maryland. As he took a test with Wheeling on February 17, 2010, he beat and strangled her. When she was dead, he sexually assaulted her. The teacher's naked body was found in the snow after Wonsom crushed her skull with a cinder block and choked her with a cord. At his hearing, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree rape. At the hearing, Wonsom also pleaded guilty to trying to kill his neighbor by stabbing her as she slept in 2009. Victim Harriet Peprah survived multiple stab wounds.
A black man has been arrested for robbing 10 New York-area banks between September and December of 2011
Dana Connor was arrested in East New York by FBI agents and NYPD detectives. Connor was dubbed the “Dapper Bandit” because he typically wore a suit during bank heists, according to the FBI.
Gurmeet Singh, 40, has been arrested in the knifepoint rape of an East Village woman who trusted him for a safe ride home from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 26-year-old woman fell asleep in the cab — and woke up to find her hands bound with a scarf while the driver raped her. Singh also stole the woman’s phone and $20. He is further suspected of assaulting a 31-year-old woman in Harlem. In that case, the victim was also intoxicated and hailed the suspect’s cab to get home. She was robbed after the assault.
Israel’s parliament has approved harsh new penalties on illegal immigrants and the Israelis who help them, building on other contentious measures designed to stanch the flood of Africans seeking sanctuary in the Jewish state
The bill allows imprisonment of illegal immigrants for an unlimited time without trial. People caught helping them could face prison terms of up to 15 years. Africans began trickling into Israel through its porous southern border with Egypt’s Sinai desert after Egyptian security forces violently quashed a demonstration by a group of Sudanese refugees in 2005. The number of immigrants surged as word spread of safety and job opportunities in the relatively prosperous Jewish state. The government estimates that 50,000 Africans — the overwhelming majority from Sudan and Eritrea — have illegally entered Israel since. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has called the swelling number of illegal migrants a national scourge, voted for the bill. His spokesman, Mark Regev, called the legislation part of a multi-tiered strategy to deal with the challenge of illegal immigration to Israel. Israel already has repatriated hundreds of Africans and Netanyahu has said he would explore the possibility of repatriating others when he visits Africa in 2012. Of course, if we tried to do this sort of thing in the United States, the Jews would denounce us as racists.
They were Bogota, Colombia; Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; St. Louis, Missouri; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Mogadishu, Somalia; Caracas, Venezuela; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Grozny, Chechnya, Russia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, Pakistan. As you can see most are predominantly non-white.
Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a law banning Palestinians who marry Israelis from gaining Israeli citizenship
The law was introduced in 2003, with its backers citing security concerns and the need to ensure Israel remains a Jewish-majority state. Apparently, Jews are not big fans of diversity in Israel, just in the United States and Europe.
While African Americans make up approximately 17% of public school enrollment, they account for 31% of students identified as having mental retardation or intellectual disabilities, 28% of students labeled as having an emotional disturbance, and 21% of students who have learning disabilities
Personally, I think this may help to explain why so many young blacks get involved in crime and other anti-social activities. After all, you are not going to act like a normal person if your brain is abnormal.
At nearly half the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in a recent survey, the black student graduation rate was 33% or lower
At these institutions, less than one third of all entering African American students earned a bachelor’s degree within six years. There are six HBCUs in the survey where less than one in five entering black students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years. The lowest Black student graduation rate is at the University of the District of Columbia. There, only 10% of entering students earn their degree at UDC within six years. At Texas Southern University in Houston, the black student graduation rate is 11%.
Three Hispanic men - including two affiliated with the Varrio Chico criminal gang in San Clemente - have been charged with attempted murder and assault for beating three white men, one of whom is fighting for his life after being bashed in the head with a brick
I guess anti-white racial attacks and Hispanic gang violence are just some of the benefits of Third World immigration and diversity that the politically-correct are always taking about.
Monday, January 9, 2012
In new poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama's reelection
Only 16% said that they fear the Democrat won't win a second term, while 33% said that they fear four more years. Next to Obama's reelection, 31% of Americans said that they feared higher taxes.
A poll found that two-thirds of the Dutch people are opposed to their prime minister apologizing to the Jewish community for the conduct of the wartime government in exile in London
Only 27% of Dutch people polled were in favor of such apologies. Good for the Dutch!
Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch, a prominent rabbi from the city of Afula in northern Israel, has been indicted for committing sexual offenses against four minors, two boys and two girls
According to the indictment, which was served by the northern district attorney’s office at Nazareth District Court, Deutsch, who has lived in Afula for forty years and has become an important local figure with a large following, abused his position to carry out a number of sexual offenses against minors. The charges include unlawful sexual intercourse with consent, sodomy, and indecent assault of a fifteen year-old girl, indecent assault of a thirteen year-old girl, indecent assault of a thirteen year-old boy, and indecent assault of a fourteen year-old boy.
A 2011 U.S. Department Of Justice study reports that blacks are six times more likely to be victims of violent crime than whites
The same study reports that blacks are eight times more likely than whites to be perpetrators of violent crime. The same study also states that 84% of whites are killed by whites while 93% of blacks are killed by blacks which means that 16% of whites are killed by people from a non-white background while only 7% of blacks are killed by someone from a non-black background.
The African clergyman singled out Helen Zille as among those who should be killed. The Reverend Kemo Immanuel Waters runs a business called the KemoTherapy Institute of Truth and is an active member of Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. He is a DJ and describes himself on his Twitter profile as a preacher, author, poet, father and truth seeker.
That 42% approval is not evenly distributed. Among black people, he is at 83% approval. Among white people, he is down to 35% approval. In 2008, he received 43% of the white vote — the highest for a Democrat since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Among Hispanic people, he is at 46% approval. In 2008, he received 67% of the Hispanic vote. By age group, he is at 47% approval among voters under 30. In 2008, he received 66% of their vote. Among voters 65 and older, he is at 41% approval. In 2008, he received 47% of their vote. Obama's approval is 52% in the East, 40% in the South, 40% in the West and 40% in the Midwest.
A 25-year-old man described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack crowded areas in the Tampa, Florida area with a car bomb, assault rifle and other explosives
The U.S. Department of Justice said that Sami Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, has been arrested. Osmakac, from Pinellas County, told an undercover agent that "We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?" according to a federal complaint. FBI agents arrested Osmakac after he bought explosive devices and firearms from an undercover agent. The firearms and explosives were rendered inoperable by law enforcement. The federal complaint says that shortly before his arrest, Osmakac made a video of himself explaining his motives for carrying out the planned violent attack. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Federal officials said a confidential source told them in September 2011 that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. Two months later, the federal complaint said, Osmakac and the confidential source discussed and identified potential targets in Tampa that Osmakac wanted to attack. Osmakac asked the source for help getting the firearms and explosives for the attacks, and the source put him in touch with an undercover FBI employee. On December 21, 2011 Osmakac met with the undercover agent and told the agent that he wanted to buy an AK-47-style machine gun, Uzi sub-machine guns, high capacity magazines, grenades and explosive belt. During a later meeting, Osmakac gave the agent a $500 down payment for the items. "According to the complaint, Osmakac also asked the undercover employee whether he/she could build bombs that could be placed in three different vehicles and detonated remotely, near where Osmakac would conduct a follow-up attack using the other weapons he requested," a press release from the Department of Justice said. "The undercover employee said he/she could possibly provide explosives for one vehicle. Osmakac also allegedly said that he wanted an explosive belt constructed to kill people." On January 1, 2012 Osmakac told the agent that he wanted to bomb night clubs, the Operations Center of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and a business in Tampa, Florida. Osmakac told the undercover FBI agent that he wanted to detonate a car bomb and use the explosive belt to get in somewhere where there's a lot of people and take hostages. He also told the agent that "Once I have this…they can take me in five million pieces," in an apparent reference to a suicide blast. During that meeting, the agent told Osmakac that he could always change his mind about his plot. Osmakac had created a martyrdom video and tried on a bomb belt before being arrested, law enforcement officials said.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
While the city’s homicide numbers are remaining stable, the percentage of homicide victims who are black has increased dramatically from 65% in 2003 to 86% in 2011. Blacks make up 42.9% of Dayton’s population, according to the U.S. Census. By comparison, 67% of New York City’s homicide victims in 2010 were black, according to that city’s Police Department. Blacks make up 25% of New York City’s population, according to the Census. According to the FBI, 48.9% of the homicide victims in 2010 nationwide were black. And 90% of black victims nationally — for whom an assailant was known — were killed by a black person, the FBI reported.
Former D.C. Council member African-American Harry Thomas Jr. has pleaded guilty in federal court to felony counts of stealing more than $350,000 in city funds and failing to report income on his tax returns. Thomas, who resigned his position after prosecutors officially charged him with the crimes, faces between 37 and 46 months in prison when he is sentenced on May 3, 2012 according to federal sentencing guidelines. Under the federal system, he must serve all of his term with the possibility of a modest reduction for good behavior. Thomas‘ wife and his mother sat in the second row of U.S. District Judge John D. Bates‘ packed courtroom. “Guilty as charged, your honor,” Thomas told the judge when asked for his plea. Prosecutors filed documents in U.S. District Court for the District accusing Thomas of stealing $353,000 from youth baseball programs from April 2007 to February 2009 and failing to report a total of $346,000 in additional income on three successive tax returns. It was the first time a sitting council member has been charged with a felony. Federal officials used colorful charts to describe how Thomas funneled public funds through three organizations to fund a lavish lifestyle that included $19,000 for travel, $7,000 for clothes, $5,000 for meals, $23,745 for a Victory motorcycle and $58,575 toward an Audi sport utility vehicle. Federal agents seized the motorcycle and a Chevy Tahoe, which Thomas acquired when he traded in the Audi, during a raid on his Northeast home on Dec. 2, 2011. Thomas will be required to pay back the money he stole from the District as part of the settlement of a civil lawsuit in June 2011 that was brought by D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan. That lawsuit claimed Thomas used his position to take the funds earmarked for youth sports through the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation to purchase the luxury vehicle and pay for trips or other personal expenses.
Black-on-black violence in Africa: Hundreds of people have been fleeing areas of north-eastern Nigeria, after a 24-hour wave of violence targeting Christian communities
At least 29 people have died in four attacks in Adamawa state, prompting the state governor to impose a curfew. The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has said that it carried out several attacks. One Boko Haram faction has warned all southerners - who are mostly Christian and animist - to leave the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria. Recently, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Yobe and Borno states, as well as Plateau state in central Nigeria and Niger state in the west, following a surge in ethnic and sectarian violence. Adamawa, which borders Borno state where Boko Haram emerged, was not included. More than 500 people have been killed by the group over the past year. President Jonathan, who is a Christian, has vowed to crack down on the group but Christian groups have accused him of not doing enough to protect them. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said that his members would protect themselves against the attacks. The pattern of the killings suggested systematic ethnic and religious cleansing. At least 17 people were killed in Mubi, in Adamawa, as gunmen opened fire in a town hall where members of the Christian Igbo group were meeting. They had been meeting to organize how to transport the body of an Igbo man who was shot dead by gunmen on motorbikes. More attacks on a church and hairdressing salon in Adamawa's capital, Yola, left more than 10 dead. The attacks prompted state governor Murtala Nyako to impose a 24-hour curfew. Security was tightened and troops were seen patrolling the streets. All shops and businesses are closed and only essential services are being allowed through the deserted town. Meanwhile people fled the streets of the town of Potiskum, in Yobe state, after an attack on banks and the police headquarters followed by a shoot-out between gunmen and security forces. "We are afraid the soldiers will raid and burn our homes like they do in Maiduguri each time Boko Haram attack," local resident Amiru Umar said. The Islamist Boko Haram group said that it had carried out the attacks in Mubi and Yola, and another in Gombe in which at least six people died. The group has staged numerous attacks in northern and central areas in recent months - on Christmas Day 2011 it attacked a church near the capital, Abuja, killing dozens of people. Boko Haram, whose name means Western education is forbidden, is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
Martinez-on-Martinez crime: A Puerto Rican has been arrested for killing a bread deliveryman with a sniper rifle in Brooklyn
Father-of-two Jorge Martinez, 39, was shot dead in his van while doing his rounds in September 2010, but the gunman could not be found. Now Anthony Martinez, 24, has been accused of the crime, and was deported from Puerto Rico to New York to stand trial. The gunman, who is not related to the victim, is believed to have been one of several people taking random potshots from a roof in the Gravesend neighborhood. A total of 22 shell casings from three different guns were found on the roof, but the other two gunmen have not yet been found. Martinez was tracked down in Puerto Rico after police investigating the case received a tip-off. The victim lived in Queens, having moved to the United States from his native Ecuador in 2003.
A Hispanic woman who threw her two-year-old granddaughter to her death from a 45-foot-high bridge at a busy shopping mall has been jailed for 35 years
Carmela dela Rosa was found guilty of first degree murder in October 2011 for the horrifying killing of Angelyn Ogdoc. A judge has now granted she serve the entirety of the hefty sentence recommended by the jury that convicted her. Dela Rosa threw Angelyn from the skywalk like a piece of trash at Tysons Corner Center, Virginia state's largest mall. She had deliberately walked behind the rest of the family with Angelyn as they exited along a skywalk between the mall and a parking garage, intending to throw the youngster over the rail without any interference. She had been upset that her son-in-law, James Ogdoc, had impregnated her daughter out of wedlock, although the couple married shortly before Angelyn was born.
Fox Business News correspondent Charles Payne forgot to keep the ghetto language in the ghetto.
Experts think the rodent is a Gambian pouched rat, a fairly common pet that is popular with African immigrants and can grow to up to three feet. Another one of the creatures was speared to death by a pitchfork at a sprawling Brooklyn housing project in 2011.
While violent crime has declined statewide in North Carolina, it has soared by 16.5% in Vance County, which elected its first black sheriff in 2006
In Henderson, a city of 16,100 residents in Vance County, North Carolina, the population is 59% African-American. There was a drive-by shooting in December 2011, an African-American murder victim was found in a field in September 2011, an African-American was charged with 84 counts of burglary in June 2011, and nine African-Americans were arrested in May 2011 and were charged with 350 felonies in connection with 27 home invasions in Henderson. In 2009, the New York Times interactive map showed that 40% of African-Americans in Vance County were on food stamps. In other words, Vance County is just one more place where you get the trinity of blacks, poverty and crime.
The former jailhouse rabbi who lost his job for granting favors to Jewish inmates has pleaded not guilty to charges that he scammed more than $220,000 in federal housing benefits
Rabbi Leib Glanz - who quit as a corrections chaplain after the public exposure of a bar mitzvah bash that he arranged inside the Tombs - is accused with his younger brother of running a 15-year fraud on the Section 8 rent-subsidy program for the poor. During their arraignment in Manhattan federal court, the bearded, yarmulke-wearing men said only two words: "Not guilty." Prosecutor Justin Anderson said that the evidence against them consisted of about 200 pages of documents, including bank statements, credit-card bills and employment records. Leib swindled up to $1,675 a month in taxpayer funds by illegally occupying a Brooklyn duplex that had been approved for his brother, Menashe, who actually lived in another home nearby. The politically connected leader of the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community pulled off the scam by signing a housing contract on behalf of the building's owner, the United Talmudical Academy, which he once ran. Meanwhile, Menashe paid the UTA less than $100 a month to cover the rest of the rent, in what the city Department of Investigation termed the the largest individual case of tenant fraud it has ever seen.
A New Jersey rabbi faces five years in prison for a $1.5 million international money-laundering scheme that stretched to Japan and Uganda
Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim appeared before U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano in Trenton and admitted involvement in the scheme, which also snared 44 other individuals. Ben Haim admitted that he laundered the money for developer Solomon Dwek, sending the funds to Israel, Japan, China, Turkey and Uganda before bringing them back to the United States for a 10% commission.
An analysis of seasonally unadjusted household employment figures finds that 107,000, or 61%, of December 2011’s new jobs went to immigrants
Just 69,000, or 39%, went to natives. This translates to a robust 0.5% gain in immigrant employment and a minuscule 0.06% lift for native-born employment. While immigrant employment rose by 4.7% from January 2009 through December 2011, native-born employment declined by 2.0%. Since January 2001, non-Hispanic employment fell by 1.6 million, or 1.3%, while Hispanic employment rose 4.6 million, or 28.4%. Since June 2009, non-Hispanic employment fell by 338,000, or 0.3%, while Hispanic employment rose 1.1 million, or 5.6%.
Two men have been arrested in central India for killing a 7-year-old girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to ensure a better harvest
Lalita Tati disappeared in October 2011 and her dismembered remains were found a week later, Rajendra Narayan Das, a senior police officer in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state, said. Police have arrested two men, both poor farmers, and they told police that they killed the girl to appease their gods and get a better harvest, Das said. Tati was walking home after watching television at a neighbor's house when she was kidnapped, Das said. The two men confessed to cutting her open and removing her liver as an offering. Das said that the police had gathered enough evidence, apart from the confessions, to charge the two with murder. They would face life in prison or even the death sentence if convicted. The men were described as tribals, a term referring to the region's indigenous people, most of whom remain mired in poverty and illiteracy. Human sacrifices get prominent attention in India. A deep belief in traditional healers, or witch doctors, is common in mostly tribal Chhattisgarh.
Blacks have unusually common genetic variants that are associated with higher risk of hypertension, prostate cancer, sclerosis and bladder cancer
Scientists have found that in the African-American genome, 22% of the DNA comes from Europeans, on average, and the rest from African ancestors.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Hispanics are responsible for 25.3% of rapes. People of color are responsible for 93.3% of rapes in the Windy City.
African superstition: A 15-year-old boy was tortured and drowned by his sister and her boyfriend because they believed he was a witch
Kristy Bamu was found dead in Newham, east London, on Christmas Day 2010. The boy had 101 injuries and died from being beaten with a metal bar and drowning. His sister Magalie Bamu and her boyfriend, Eric Bikubi, both Congolese and aged 28, deny murder. Bikubi has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, a plea not accepted by the prosecution. Kristy and his siblings were visiting the couple for Christmas, but Bikubi had accused the boy and two of his siblings of witchcraft. All three were beaten and other children were forced to join in the attacks. But it was Kristy who became the focus of Bikubi's attention. The teenager was said to be in such pain after days of being hit with an armory of weapons including sticks, pliers, a metal bar, hammer and chisel that he begged to die. Brian Altman QC, prosecuting, said: "Eventually Bikubi took him into the bathroom, put him in the bath and started to run the water. Kristy was just too badly injured and exhausted to resist or to keep his head above the water. It was only when he [Bikubi] realised that Kristy was not moving that he stopped what he was doing and pulled him from the water." He added: "By then it was too late." The youngsters were forced to lie to their parents about what was happening when they phoned home. When police arrived they found Kristy and his siblings - brother Yves, 22, and and sister Kelly, 20, and other children. Kelly Bamu said that Bikubi and Bamu accused Kristy, herself and a third child of being witches or sorcerers - practising witchcraft which adversely influenced another child. Despite her own siblings' denials that they were sorcerers, Magalie Bamu joined her boyfriend in repeating these fantastic claims and participating in the assaults. The three were beaten and refused food, drink and sleep and eventually, to stop the torture, they admitted being sorcerers. Bikubi's admission of manslaughter was rejected by the prosecution, which argues that the couple carried out the very deliberate murder of Kristy. Bamu also denies two charges of causing actual bodily harm to her other siblings. The defendants are originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. The jury heard that witchcraft or sorcery - called kindoki - is practiced by many Congolese. Bikubi had accused a family friend of being involved in witchcraft and had forced her to cut her hair short to purge herself.
A Third World immigrant who confessed to a string of New Year's Day arson attacks at an Islamic cultural center and four other sites where he had personal grievances has been arrested on a hate crime charge
Ray Lazier Lengend, a 40-year-old Guyanese immigrant, hurled crude firebombs at the Islamic center in part because he wasn't allowed to use its bathrooms, a law enforcement official said. Lengend was tracked through a stolen car with Virginia license plates believed to be at the scene of at least two of the attacks on a convenience store, three homes and the cultural center, police said. He has been arrested on charges including one count of arson as a hate crime, four counts of arson and five counts of criminal possession of a weapon, they said.
An amusing news story from Federale:
A black teenage runaway was recently deported to Colombia, in spite of being an American citizen. Shocking you might say, but the rocket scientist teenager decided when arrested for theft to give a false name, which turned out to be that of a Colombian national wanted for other crimes, presumably in Colombia, but there are no details as yet. The rocket scientist also decided to go through with the criminal and immigration processes without telling her mother or grandmother that she was arrested, who were allegedly concerned, or tell her attorney her real name.The lesson here is that if you are an American citizen, don't be dumb enough to give a false name to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.