Via: Raw Story
An Albuquerque woman was attacked in her home and her family’s U.S. citizenship papers were torn up by a man who incorrectly believed that she was Muslim.
Albuquerque’s KRQE Channel 13 reported that, ironically, the woman and her family are Catholic Iraqis who fled that country six years ago to escape religious persecution. They told KRQE that they never expected this to happen to them in their adopted homeland.
Around midday last week, Seham Jaber was home alone when the doorbell rang. Thinking it was her husband, she opened the door without looking, only to be attacked by a man wearing a mask and gloves. The man punched her face and body and shouted anti-Muslim epithets, she said.
“The irony is the individual thought the family was Muslim, and they’re actually refugees from Iraq who are Catholic,” said the Albuquerque Police Department’s Simon Drobik.
The attacker demanded to know where the family kept its “money and gold.” He then ransacked the house, taking money and jewelry. When he found the family’s U.S. citizenship papers in a back room, he destroyed them in front of Jaber.
Jaber’s husband found her semi-conscious on the apartment floor with injuries to her face, head, chest and abdomen.
Via: Pattaya One
In the early hours of Thursday two Indian Tourists reported a suspected case of drugging and robbery to Investigators at Pattaya Police Station.
Mr. Sitting Bull aged 54 and Mr. Tonto aged 41 told Police that they were staying at the Bella Express Hotel off the Central Pattaya Road. On the night of 4th June they had gone to the Hotel restaurant and planned to return to their room after their meal.
Inside the restaurant they were approached by two Thai women who sat and drank with them for a while and suggested they could join them inside their room and for an agreed fee could offer them sexual services. The two men agreed and took the women to their room.
The drinking continued inside the room and they consumed copious amounts of Beer. One of the victims did notice that one of the women was placing something inside the cans of beer but it was too late and the two men were rendered unconscious.
When the two men woke up on Thursday Morning they claim a total of 100,000 Baht ($3,030 USD) in cash had been stolen along with an IPhone worth an estimated 20,000 Baht ($606 USD).
Police later inspected the room and found used condoms and many cans of beer which were taken away for analysis. CCTV at the hotel was checked and Police are now searching for the two suspects who remain at-large -
Until I’m proved otherwise, I will continue to believe, sooner or later, EVERY moron in the world, will end up in Pattaya,
Via: Raw Story
A Florida man allegedly went on a shooting spree this week, killing a 70-year-old man and wounding a 7-year-old boy, after he got in an argument with a girlfriend who refused to buy a “Triple Whopper” hamburger for him.
According to WPEC, 28-year-old Jamie Marie Young told Port St. Lucie police that she met 24-year-old Brandon Lamar Hawkins at a local Burger King on Tuesday to borrow a laptop for her daughter and to buy him a Triple Whopper.
But the meeting ended after the two argued over the status of their relationship. Young explained to police that Hawkins had as many as four girlfriends.
She later found her son bleeding from stomach wounds in the yard, and her 70-year-old stepfather had suffered multiple gunshots to the head.
VATICAN CITY—Numerous onlookers confirmed that His Holiness Pope Francis could be seen Thursday sprinting along the Holy See’s rooftops, darting between the chimneys and marble sculptures of the apostles atop St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel as he attempted to chase down a suspected sinner.
After deftly scaling an exterior fire escape on the Apostolic Library, the pontiff is said to have raced across the pitched roof of the Vatican Museums while closely trailing the fleeing commandment violator, who according to eyewitnesses looked back over his shoulder multiple times during the pursuit to find the white-clad Vicar of Christ just a dozen paces behind him.
Reports indicate that the pope lost track of the transgressor against God on top of the Palace of the Canonicate, causing him to pause for several seconds and frantically scan the horizon in all directions before suddenly spying the man on the adjacent roof of the Church of Santa Maria della Pietà, at which point the Bishop of Rome is said to have dashed at full speed to the building’s ledge and leapt the 30-foot gap separating the two structures.
Sources confirmed that after a tumbling landing, the pope quickly picked himself up, returned his mitre to his head, and immediately resumed the chase.
At press time, Pope Francis had reportedly taken a shortcut around the Tower of Nicholas V and tackled the unnamed blasphemer from behind, sending them both crashing through a 15th-century stained glass window and directly into a confessional booth below.
“The Onion’ – America’s Finest News Souurce
Wow, a Caucasian Jackie Chan!
Via: Raw Story
A Missouri police officer is accused of taking two underage women to his house, supplying alcohol, and raping one of them.
Livingston County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested 40-year-old Brent Schade, a Chillicothe police officer, on suspicion of rape, sodomy, and supplying alcohol to a minor.
Officers also arrest 20-year-old Amanda Gault in connection with the case.
Another 20-year-old woman told deputies she went earlier this week with Gault to Schade’s home, where they played drinking games.
The couple then forced her into a bedroom, according to investigators, where she was sexually assaulted.
Via: Huffington Post
Virginia Dickerson says she’s devoted the last three years to recovering from the drug problems that entangled her in the criminal justice system throughout her teens and 20s.
Now in her mid-30s, she’s been out of prison for more than a year, working 30 hours a week as a cook and server at a restaurant in Richland, Wash. She says she’s also looking for a full-time job, and volunteering for two organizations that help people overcome addictions and a third that provides arts programs to teens.
Still, if she fails to pay off the $8,000 in fines that she still owes county courts in southern Washington as a result of her arrests several years ago, she could end up right back in jail. District and Superior courts in Benton County ordered her to pay a total of $130 a month toward fines and fees stemming from two drug arrests in 2010 and 2011, one for possession of methamphetamines and the other for delivery. Dickerson was fined about $6,000 for her two drug charges, but has accrued about $2,000 in interest.
“I’ve done my time, and I’m doing anything in my power to clean up the wreckage of my past,” Dickerson said. “But I can’t pay the amount they want me to pay.”
In Benton County, the problem is particularly severe; about 20 PERCENT of the jail population is there because of unpaid legal charges. The county’s District Court fines people for misdemeanors like driving without a license, and the Superior Court orders defendants who are convicted of violent crimes and property offenses to pay restitution to their victims. In both courts, defendants are often ordered to pay for the cost of their trials.
Under the U.S. Constitution, Americans can’t be jailed for failing to pay their debts when the reason for their failure to pay is poverty. But in Washington and other states, county governments get around that by insisting poor defendants could find a way to pay if they simply tried hard enough. “You hear judges say, ‘Oh, you have a tattoo, you can pay,’” said Vanessa Hernandez, a co-author of the report. “Or, ‘Why don’t you just mow some lawns?’ There’s not a specific enough standard for whether they have the ability to pay.”
Via: Huffington Post
A Florida congressman has been charged with misdemeanor drug (COCAINE) possession in Washington.
District of Columbia court records show charges against Congressman Henry “Trey” Radel were filed Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Radel, a Republican, was elected in 2012. Telephone and e-mail messages left with Radel’s spokeswoman, Amanda Nunez, were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.
Radel is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
Via: Pattaya One
An American National, born in the Czech Republic, was arrested for the second time during his reported 15 year stay in Thailand, late on Tuesday Night, accused of stealing a 210 Baht packet of Goat Cheese from a North Pattaya Supermarket.
Police were called to the Best Supermarket by its owner, Khun Siriporn aged 65, after security guards had detained Mr. Frank Joseph Janalik aged 74 after he was seen by the guards attempting to leave with the Goat Cheese without making any effort to pay for the item. Security Camera footage of the alleged theft was also given to Police.
Khun Siriporn claimed Mr. Janalik had been coming to the Supermarket for a long time and she suspected he had been shoplifting on many occasions but he had yet to be caught-in-the-act. On this occasion she spotted the man and ordered her Security Guards to follow him.
At Pattaya Police Station Mr. Janalik claimed he has lived in Pattaya for 15 years. Police records indicated he had been arrested in February 2008 on charges of selling sex enhanc ement medication (that’s right, goat cheese + Viagra).
Mr. Janalik denied allegations of theft but was charged with the offence and was taken to the holding cells on the second floor of Pattaya Police Station.
He suddenly became combative and refused to enter the prison cell block. It took a number of officers to subdue the suspect and take him into the cells where he will be held pending further investigations.
If you don’t have enough money (210baht = $6.56USD) to buy goat cheese; do us all a favor, and stay the f*ck home!
Via: Coconuts – Bangkok
The former commander of a US Navy warship has reportedly been relieved of duty for, amongst other offenses, accepting bribes in the form of prostitutes, luxury travel, and Lady Gaga tickets while on port visits to Thailand in 2011 and 2012.
Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz is currently being investigated for bribery involving millions of dollars worth of US government contracts. Misiewicz “used his position to direct warships to ports with lax oversight where GDMA (a Singaporean port services company) was able to overcharge for food, water, fuel and services like waste removal, security and ground transportation,” Time reported.
Misiewicz, interestingly enough, was born in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime, fled to the US, and was adopted and raised by an American woman in the Midwest.
Overcharges amounted to USD2.3 million in port visits to Thailand with the USS Blue Ridge in 2011 and 2012, according to court records.
In exchange for signing off on the inflated charges, Misiewicz was allegedly plied with prostitutes, luxury travel, and tickets to the Lady Gaga concert at Rajamangala in May 2012.
GDMA, which facilitated the deals, called one group of prostitutes in Thailand his “Elite Thai Seal Team.”
Message to Deltona residents: It’s not OK to pay your water bill with cocaine. (really?)
Employees at the Deltona Water office on Enterprise Road were evacuated this morning, Sept. 23, after a customer handed a cashier an envelope with a white powder in it.
At 9:56 a.m., the water-department employees called the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to check out the suspicious substance.
The employees were evacuated from the building. The Sheriff’s Office and HAZMAT teams from both Volusia County Fire Services and the Deltona Fire Department responded.
The powder was tested.
“Interestingly enough, it was crack cocaine,” Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brandon Haught said.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate. (investigate ‘what’, I wonder)
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