Saturday, December 31, 2011
The black man whom Kershaw and Chesterfield County authorities are charging with murder, kidnapping and rape in the brutal beating death of a 30-year-old woman likely followed another woman earlier that day
Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker confirmed the incident and said that his deputies are gathering more information. He said that he didn’t have enough details yet to elaborate. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said that he has talked with an assistant prosecutor in the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office about possibly seeking the death penalty against the 23-year-old black suspect, Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Miller is charged in the slaying of Beverly Hope Melton of Kershaw. The victim was abducted from her car in broad daylight, sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a baseball bat. The black suspect later confessed after leading authorities to her body later that night in a remote field in Kershaw County, officials said.
And less than half of Americans 18-29 approve of Obama. Without the youth vote in 2008, Obama would have lost North Carolina and Indiana – a 26 delegate swing equal to nearly 10% of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win.
A black man gagged and bound his toddler's arms and legs with tape and posted a photo of her on Facebook
Andre Curry, 21, is charged with aggravated domestic battery, which is a felony, Chicago police said. In court, his bond was set at $100,000. The photo at issue shows the girl with painter's tape over her mouth and binding her wrists and ankles. Above the photo on Curry's Facebook page were the words, "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back. ;)" The Facebook page appears to have been taken down. But the image was picked up by other websites. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office said that the caption was with the photo on Curry's Facebook page. Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the state's attorney's office, said that the girl in the photo is 22 months old. Curry remains behind bars.
A Hispanic accused of raping and killing his 1-month-old baby should not have been in the United States in the first place
Juan Galindo, 33, was sent back to Mexico in July 2011 after serving time in jail on drug charges, a spokeswoman for the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center said. Galindo goes by several names, including Oscar Valladez. Police say that he raped and brutalized his baby girl. Deputies say that the baby had several injuries including black eyes, a damaged liver and injured genitals. Deputies say that it appears the infant also had injuries that may have happened before her death. Galindo has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual penetration and child abuse resulting in death.
A black man who persuaded his brother to eat an ounce of cocaine after they were arrested is to be charged with causing his death
Wayne Joshua Mitchell, 20, collapsed and died an hour after ingesting the drug as he sat in the back of a police car. His 23-year-old brother, who was captured on a police video cameras urging his brother to eat the drug, has been charged with his death. Deangelo Rashard Mitchell is heard on the police film telling his younger brother that if he is caught with the drug he will spend the rest of his life in prison. At his urging his younger brother swallows the drug. A toxicology test revealed the cause of death was from ingesting cocaine. A video camera recorded what happened as DeAngelo Mitchell told his brother that he couldn't afford another strike against him and that he needed his brother to eat the cocaine he had in his possession. Mitchell then appears to hand off the cocaine, which was stuffed in his buttocks, to his brother. Wayne Mitchell then ate the cocaine. Minutes later the younger Mitchell began having trouble breathing and holding his head up. His brother told police the 20-year-old had swallowed cocaine, but did not mention where it came from. Despite being rushed to hospital doctors were unable to save Mitchell. DeAngelo Mitchell has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police records show he has numerous convictions for drug arrests.
A manhunt is underway in for William Gary Simpson, 19, who is accused of stabbing a Murrieta woman to death in her Milkwood Lane home and seriously injuring her father and another male. Simpson is described by police as a 6-foot-tall black male weighing 120 to 130 pounds. Simpson is considered armed and dangerous.
The majority of Norwalk, Connecticut students are graduating on time, although black, Hispanic and low-income teenagers continue to lag behind their peers
While 90.6% of Norwalk's white students graduated on time, the rate was 77% among black students, 78.7% among Hispanic students and 77.8% among low-income students.
Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population
Until now, the link between genetics and asthma has been studied using mostly men and women of white European descent. The Hopkins researchers announced that they will leverage data from other genome projects to take the first wide-scale look at how hereditary factors affect African-Americans who have the disease, which causes wheezing and difficulty breathing, and which can lead to death if not treated.
Tuscaloosa police arrested two black men on unrelated charges of sexually attacking juvenile females
John Charles Robinson, 41, was arrested after the victim's parents alerted police in November 2011 of the abuse. They initially reported that Robinson was sexually involved with their 11-year-old daughter. During the investigation, probable cause was found to arrest Robinson for one count of first-degree rape, one count of first-degree sodomy and one count of sexual abuse of a child under 12-years-old. Robinson was transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail and held on a bond of $150,000. Jonathan Jermaine Melton, 23, was arrested after surrendering at the Tuscaloosa Police Department on a second-degree rape warrant. Police said that the arrest stems from a case that was reported by the 12-year-old victim's parents in September 2011. Investigators presented the case to a grand jury, who issued the indictment warrant. Melton was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with a $10,000 bond. Officers in the Tuscaloosa Police Juvenile Division arrested the suspects.
Sergeant Carlos Fabara was taken off the Greyhound bus in Philadelphia, which had passengers returning to New York City. Security guards and police handcuffed the off-duty police officer who reportedly earns nearly $100,000. Sergeant Fabara was in fact profiled several years ago as having 13 civilian complaints lodged against him as an NYPD cop in 2006. This was a record for the department. Only around 10% of officers get at least one complaint each year. The driver tried his best to get the officer off the bus - full with passengers returning home after the Christmas 2011 weekend. But the driver got so annoyed that he called security guards to take away the 14-year Latino police veteran in handcuffs. An NYPD spokesman said that its internal affairs department is investigating and confirmed that the officer involved was Sergeant Fabara.
African-American Wakir Bryant, 27, was arrested after shooting toddler Mikhy Robinson at his mother’s Newark, New Jersey apartment. Bryant has been arrested on aggravated manslaughter charges and weapons offences. Bail was set at $1 million. He has been in and out of jail since 2004 on charges including unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, aggravated assault with a firearm and several drug distribution charges. He was last released from prison on June 1, 2011. Mikhy's death was the 90th homicide in 2011 in predominantly black Newark, which has seen an 8% jump in homicides this year.
A white teacher died on Christmas Day 2011 after being beaten to death by her black bodybuilder boyfriend who then sped off in his car
Prudence Hockley, 55, of Seattle, Washington, died after being beaten up outside her home by 48-year-old African-American Johnnie Lee Wiggins. They had built up a relationship over their love of fitness. She moved to the United States from New Zealand in 1978 and had a 13-year-old daughter. Wiggins was on supervised parole for crimes committed in Georgia and assaulted a corrections officer in Washington state in May 2011.
Here is what one of the most famous economists of the 20th century thought about the Jews:
[Jews] have in them deep-rooted instincts that are antagonistic and therefore repulsive to the European, and their presence among us is a living example of the insurmountable difficulties that exist in merging race characteristics, in making cats love dogs …Of course, the neocons are now denouncing Keynes as an "anti-Semite" but of course an anti-Semite is just someone who isn't afraid to say truthful things about the Jews.
It is not agreeable to see civilization so under the ugly thumbs of its impure Jews who have all the money and the power and brains.
A black woman has been charged with killing her grandmother and stealing her TV to sell it for drug money
Aisha Sanders, 24, admitted beating to death 86-year-old Mary Muha - blaming the murder on her addiction to crack cocaine, say police. The pensioner was found dead by her grandson at her home in Washington Township, a Dayton suburb of Ohio. Police believe that she was killed three days earlier. The African-American suspect was asleep when officers picked her up in her grandmother's car which had run out of gasoline on Interstate 70. Sheriff Phil Plummer revealed that the victim was hit over the head a number of times with a yet-to-be-named object. Sanders had been living off and on at her grandmother’s house and had pretty much drained all the finances, said Sheriff Plummer. He believes that Sanders went into a rage and beat her grandmother because there was no money for drugs. A Montgomery County grand jury in Dayton has indicted the black woman on one count of aggravated murder with prior calculation and design and one count of aggravated murder during the commission of an aggravated robbery. Sanders was also indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of tampering with evidence. She is being kept in custody after bail was set at $1 million.
Black citizens comprised 84% of Philadelphia's homicide victims from January to June 2011. As Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, said: "African-American males killed by other African-American males is literally the elephant in the room."
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A black man suspected of spraying a 73-year-old woman with gasoline and setting her on fire in an elevator has been charged with murder and arson
Jerome Isaac said nothing as he appeared in court with the left side of his face badly burned and peeling. He is being held without bail. His lawyer requested that the 47-year-old African-American be placed in solitary confinement and receive medical attention for his burns. Police say that Isaac is a disgruntled handyman who was so angry that Delores Gillespie, a former employer, had failed to pay a $2,000 bill that he killed her. He has been charged with first-degree murder and arson, hours after he turned himself in to police reeking of gasoline with the entire left-side of his face clearly singed by flames. Isaac waited for Gillespie to return to her Brooklyn home from shopping. When the elevator door opened, he sprayed gasoline across her face and body before setting her on fire with a Molotov cocktail, according to police. The elderly woman cowered in the corner of the elevator and tried to shield herself, but neighbours said that they heard her screams of agony as she burned to death while her killer fled the scene. Isaac had lived with Gillespie while he worked for her doing odd jobs. When Gillespie found out that Isaac was stealing from her, she fired him.
A Muslim man who punched a nurse for trying to remove his wife's burqa during childbirth has been jailed in France
Nassim Mimoune, 24, had already been expelled from the delivery room for branding the midwife a rapist as she carried out an intimate examination of his wife. Then through a window he spotted the nurse taking off his wife's burqa as she prepared to give birth. He smashed open the locked door and hit the woman in the face, demanding she replace the full Islamic face veil. As his wife delivered a baby boy, Mimoune was ejected from the building by security men from the hospital in Marseille and arrested for assault. A judge in the southern French port has jailed Mimoune for six months.
High rates of tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis B are found in immigrants coming to live as long-term residents in Britain
Three-quarters of tuberculosis cases reported in Britain in 2010 were born abroad, with many diagnosed two or more years after their arrival. Almost two-thirds of newly diagnosed cases of HIV and 80% of hepatitis B infected blood donors in 2010 were born abroad.
Barbaric textbooks handed out in Saudi Arabian schools teach children how to cut off a thief's hands and feet under Sharia law
The shocking Islamic books, paid for and printed by the Saudi government, also tell Muslim teenagers that Jews need to be exterminated and that homosexuals should be put to death.
A black woman attacked a 70-year-old Walmart greeter who asked to see a receipt for merchandise the woman was carrying out of the store
26-year-old African-American Jacquetta Simmons has been charged with two counts of assault for the attack that knocked 70-year-old Grace Suozzi to the ground. Suozzi suffered fractures to the side of her face. Simmons ran out of the store after the confrontation but was detained by employees and customers until police arrived. Simmons has been arraigned and was later released from Genesee County Jail on $40,000 bond, to reappear in court on January 23, 2012.
More than 1 in 10 black men in their 20s or early 30s are currently incarcerated, and some experts estimate that as many as 1 in 4 black men will spend some time behind bars
Only half of black boys graduate high school. Each year, nearly twice as many black women as men graduate college. Black women have surpassed their male counterparts even in lucrative and typically male-dominated fields like computer science. Twice as many black women as men go to graduate school, and in law and medicine, the gender gap is approaching 2 to 1 as well. African-American couples have by far the highest divorce rate in the nation. Black men marry interracially more than twice as frequently as do black women. More than 1 in 5 black men now marry a non-black spouse (compared to fewer than 1 in 10 black women who do so). Marriage has declined throughout society, but more so for African-Americans, and in particular black women, than anyone else.
Though 40% of its 50 million people live off less than $2 a day, South Africa has become one of the world’s fattest countries
Six out of ten South Africans are now clinically overweight or obese, according to a recent survey by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a pharmaceutical company. So, apparently, are a quarter of teenagers and one in six children under nine. Another study, by London’s Imperial College, found as many as three-quarters of South African women to be overweight, up from 57% in 1980; it classified 43% as obese, up from 24% in 1980. Men are only a shade trimmer, with 62% reckoned overweight.
Latino voters strongly support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, despite dissatisfaction with the administration's deportation policies, according to a survey by the Pew Hispanic Center
According to the survey, Latino registered voters favor Obama over Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry by margins of more than 2-to-1. The results are similar to the presidential election in 2008, when Obama got 67% of the Latino vote compared with 31% for Republican candidate Sen. John McCain. Hispanic voters have traditionally identified with the Democratic Party, and the Pew results showed that connection continues. Two-thirds of Hispanic registered voters identified with or leaned toward the Democratic Party, while only 20% felt that way about the Republican Party. More than 90% of Latino respondents in the survey support the DREAM Act, a Democratic measure pushed by Obama that provides a pathway to legal residency for children of illegal immigrants who attend college or serve in the military.
Across the Washington area, black students are suspended and expelled two to five times as often as white students
An analysis shows the phenomenon both in the suburbs and in the city, from the far reaches of Southern Maryland to the subdivisions of Fairfax, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In 2010, for example, one in seven black students in St. Mary’s County were suspended from school, compared with one in 20 white students. In Alexandria, black students were nearly six times as likely to be suspended as their white peers. In Fairfax, African American students were four times as likely to be suspended as white students, and Hispanic students were twice as likely. A disproportionate number of black students live below the poverty line or with a single parent, factors that affect disciplinary patterns. In Montgomery, nearly 6% of black students were suspended or expelled from school, compared with 1.2% of white students. 71% of suspensions for insubordination were handed out to black students. African Americans make up 21% of students in Montgomery’s schools. In the Washington suburbs alone, more than 35,000 students were suspended or expelled from school at some point last school year — more than half of them black students. The most recent national figures, from 2006, show that 5% of white students are suspended, compared with 15% of their black classmates, 7% of Hispanics and 3% of Asians.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I am going away on vacation for the next few weeks and will probably not have any opportunities for blogging. With that in mind I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Because of a problem that I am having with a spammer, I am turning off the comments function until I return in 2012. Best wishes to everyone!
Uganda's president has rejected Western attempts to link international aid with progress on gay rights, saying building infrastructure was more important
Yoweri Museveni said that homosexuals need electricity, roads and trains too. Barack Obama has ordered US government agencies to put gay rights at the heart of foreign policy. Homosexuality is illegal in many African countries, including Uganda, where homosexual acts are punishable with up to 14 years in prison. A bill which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts was introduced to the Ugandan parliament in 2009. Uganda came under intense international pressure to shelve the bill, which was not debated in the last session of parliament. The controversial bill has been re-introduced in the new legislative session. It would also criminalize anyone failing to report to the authorities a person they knew to be homosexual - and make it illegal for people to speak out in favor of gay rights.
A new IBD/TIPP poll suggests that most people, and even most Democrats, don't rate Obama's chances of victory in 2012 high at all
The national poll asked people how likely they think it is that Obama will win the November 2012 election. Only 23% said that they think it's very likely, with the rest offering more lukewarm assessments of his chances. Even among Democrats, only a little more than a third (39%) believe that he's very likely to get reelected, with 46% saying that he's somewhat likely to do so, and 14% saying that his winning isn't likely to happen. The survey also found that just 47% of all those asked think Obama deserves reelection, with 48% saying he doesn't. Independents were less supportive, with just 43% saying that he deserves a second term. The IBD/TIPP poll also found that in almost every category, Obama gets low marks on his performance. When asked to grade his handling of the economy, for example, just 27% gave him an A or B; on managing the budget, that figure was 26%. Only on the Afghan war does he do relatively well, with 41% giving him high marks. Democrats also give Obama relatively low grades; just 49%, for example, gave him an A or B on his handling of the budget, and a slim majority approve of his handling of the economy. Meanwhile, just 30% of all those surveyed say that Obama is providing strong leadership for the country.
Labor Party in Norway is finally starting to realize that immigrants are getting too powerful in Oslo
Leading Labor Party politicians in Oslo finally realize that immigrants have too much influence in the city and are calling for changes to the country's election laws after immigrant candidates snagged eleven of the party’s 20 seats on the City Council. Oslo has now got three representatives from Somalia and Somaliland.
A rabbi has apologized for writing that continued success by Tim Tebow might lead to a spree of religion-fueled hate crimes
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman issued the apology to the Denver Broncos quarterback after his column appeared on the website of The Jewish Week. Editors deleted the column shortly after it was posted, acknowledging the work was more inciting than insightful. Hammerman’s column had noted that the beliefs of Tebow, an Evangelical Christian, have become part of the national conversation as the quarterback has led his team to seven wins in eight games heading into an anticipated NFL matchup Sunday with the New England Patriots. “When you combine the religion that is football with the religion that is religion, the mix can be dangerously flammable,” Hammerman wrote. “The NFL ratings rise has been fueled in part by Tebow's legions of faithful followers, as well as by those simply curious to see how this implausible morality tale plays out.” Hammerman’s vision for what might happen should the Broncos roll to a victory in Super Bowl XLVI, included speculation Tebow’s “emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell's first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.”
Two black men who executed a newlywed white British couple on their honeymoon have escaped the death penalty
Avie Howell, 21, and Kaniel Martin, 24, were jailed for life for the murder of newly-weds Dr Catherine Mullany and husband Ben, who were shot dead on the last night of their two-week Caribbean holiday. Dr Mullany and her husband, both, 31, were forced to kneel by their side of the bed then executed in their luxury hotel apartment on the island of Antigua in 2008. Howell and Martin - nicknamed Sample Dan and Demon - were found guilty of murder following a four week trial. Dr Mullany died almost instantly after she was shot in the back of the head during the robbery, Antigua's High Court in St John's heard. Mr Mullany, a student physiotherapist and former soldier and policeman, died a week later after he was flown back to Swansea to be placed on a life-support machine. The following month Martin and Howell were charged with their murders and that of 43-year-old shopkeeper Woneta Anderson. The pair were given three consecutive life sentences for the murders but the judge rejected calls for them to be executed. The trial was told how other holidaymakers at the Coco's Hotel and Resort in Antigua heard screams and gunfire. Police were called and found Catherine dead and physiotherapist Ben barely alive nearby. He tragically died after being flown home to Britain. A safe in the couple's chalet had been forced open and a small amount of cash taken.
The black son of Bermuda's former Premier has been jailed for 12 years and eight months for a string of sex attacks on vulnerable women
Dr Kevin Brown, who ran a medical practice in Los Angeles, was found guilty of 21 charges including sexual battery by fraud, sexual exploitation by a physician, sexual penetration with a foreign object and committing a lewd act upon a child. He had pleaded not guilty to 30 felony counts including forcible rape. The attacks on nine patients - including a 15-year-old girl - took place at Brown's surgery during routine medical check-ups between 2003 and 2008. At the sentencing, Brown was also ordered to pay $18,000 in fines and penalties to his victims. He must also register as a sex offender for life. During his trial in July 2011, prosecutors said that Brown, 40, ran his Crenshaw Boulevard practice as his personal playground and viewed female patients as his prey. The married black father had faced similar charges in 2004 and 2006 but was acquitted on both those occasions. However, he was arrested yet again in July 2008 after assaulting an undercover police officer posing as a patient. The police sting operation had been launched a year earlier after detectives received yet another complaint against Brown. The female officer, who made an appointment with Brown for an injured ankle, testified that Brown lifted up her shirt and bra and fondled her breast during an examination. The assault was recorded on monitoring equipment worn by the detective and played back to the jury during Brown's trial. The trial jury also heard how other patients were given inappropriate pelvic and breast examinations. One victim who visited Brown to be evaluated for weight loss treatment said that she had her breasts fondled and Brown also nuzzled his face in the breasts of another victim and sucked on her nipples, the court heard. Deputy District Attorney Ann-Marie Wise has estimated that Brown could get a maximum term of 16 years and ten months in state prison for his crimes. Just weeks before his 2008 arrest, Brown - whose father Ewart Brown was Premier of Bermuda between 2006 and 2010 - organized a celebrity poker tournament at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in support of his own charity, the Urban Health Institute. Actor Don Cheadle, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner were among the celebrity guests, as was Brown's father. The charity, which has now been disbanded, later came under scrutiny after it was revealed that only a small proportion of its funds was ever spent on the needy. Brown had to post $4million bail following his arrest because LA authorities were concerned that he could abscond to Bermuda while awaiting trial. He is now being probed by white-collar crime investigators over allegations that he defrauded a national health insurance scheme. Kevin Brown is the second of Ewart Brown's four sons to be jailed. Younger son Maurice Pitt, 29, is currently serving a ten-year sentence in California for armed robbery.
A Hispanic flight attendant who started a fire on an aircraft mid-flight just so he could play the hero by putting it out has been jailed for more than six years
Eder Rojas, 23, risked the lives of 72 passengers and four crew members, when he set fire to paper towels in the plane's rear bathroom while he was working on the Compass Airlines flight. Investigators accused Rojas, of Woodbury, Minnesota, of starting the fire because he was unhappy about working the route from Minneapolis to Regina, Saskatchewan. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett Shasky said that Rojas could have created a fireball on the Compass plane because of the oxygen on board. Rojas had taken a lighter aboard the flight and had asked for extra paper towels before the plane took off from Minneapolis before using the lighter to start the fire. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Fargo. Rojas faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced him to 74 months and ordered him to pay more than $100,000 in a fine, most of which will go towards compensating Compass Airlines for damage to the bathroom and the cost of emergency accommodation for passengers. Rojas, who was 19 at the time he was arrested, was charged with starting a fire aboard an aircraft and failure to appear. The latter charge, which has been dropped, was filed after he walked away from a Fargo halfway house in September 2008 and fled to Mexico. He was arrested in March 26, 2011 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico and pleaded guilty in September 2011.
In the wake of a deadly shooting of a 22-year NYPD veteran, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is focusing his fury on the black judge who allowed the black suspect to be back on the streets after a prior arrest. Mayor Bloomberg has taken to the airwaves twice to scold African-American Judge Evelyn Laporte for her prominent role in getting fellow African-American Lamont Pride back on the streets. Now, Pride is the suspect who shot Officer Peter Figoski in the face during a botched robbery in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn. Bloomberg said that there were enough warning signs about Pride to have prompted the black judge to hold him in jail when he was arrested on November 3, 2011 on charges of drug possession and child endangerment. At the time, Pride was wanted in North Carolina in connection to an August 2011 shooting in Greensboro. Bloomberg accused Judge Laporte of denying a $2,500 bail request. Lamont Pride, 27, formerly of Greensboro, North Carolina, has now been charged with murder.
A Muslim husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife's fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission
Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers. One of his relatives then threw Akhter's fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them. Islam, who is a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates, had warned his wife there would be severe consequences if she did not give up her studies. "After he came back to Bangladesh, he wanted to have a discussion with me," Akhter said. "Suddenly, he blindfolded me and tied my hand. He also taped my mouth saying that he would give me some surprise gifts. But, instead he cut off my fingers." Mohammed Saluddin, the Bangladesh police chief said that Islam had confessed after he was arrested in the capital, Dhaka, and will face charges of permanent disfiguration. The attack is the latest in a series of acts targeting educated women in the Muslim-majority company. In June 2011, an unemployed man gouged out the eyes of his wife, an assistant professor at Dhaka University, apparently because he could not stand her pursuing higher studies at a Canadian University.
In Michigan, African-Americans are 14.2% of the population, but are responsible for 63% of homicides, 30% of rapes, 70% of robberies, 50% of aggravated assaults, and 31% of burglaries
Michigan is another state where blacks have brought crime and poverty to its cities. For example, Benton Harbor, Michigan is a 90% African-American city where 60% of the population lives on public assistance.
The Institute for Youth Culture Research spoke with 400 residents of Vienna aged between 16 and 19 and found that 43.6% of them agreed that there are way too many Turks in Austria
Nice to see that not all teens are politically-correct.
An Española School District administrator is blaming her district’s low test scores on the high number of Hispanics who attend the high school in comparison with other nearby school districts
In a PowerPoint presentation to the Española School Board Dec. 7, 2011 Curriculum and Instruction Director Christiana Blea-Valdez said Española’s ACT scores cannot be compared to Los Alamos or La Cueva High School because of differences in the racial makeup of the districts. She said that 69% of students at Los Alamos are Caucasian while 24% are Hispanic. At La Cueva almost 68% of the students are Caucasian, while 29% are Hispanic. Nearly 90% of Española’s students are Hispanic, according to state Education Department data. According to information Blea-Valdez provided to the Board on Dec. 2, 2011 Española’s students had the lowest 2009 ACT scores in English, math and reading and tied for last in science when compared with the school districts of Gadsen, Moriarty, Pojoaque and Rio Grande.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The black teacher stabbed the white one about 16 times in a crowded hallway, so she can't claim that it was an accident or that someone else did it. It was also recorded on closed-circuit TV. The black teacher, Ronette Ricketts, 40, has been charged with first-degree attempted assault and second-degree assault, both felonies, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Ricketts is accused of brandishing a screwdriver and striking the white teacher numerous times in the face, back and upper torso in a second-floor hallway, police said.
Younger women, blacks and women with a high number of recent life disruptions are more likely than their counterparts to get second-trimester abortions, a new study finds
Of all women surveyed, 10.3% had abortions after the first trimester. These women were more likely to be young, black, less educated and living in poverty than women who had earlier abortions. They were also more likely to have experienced violence at the hands of the man who got them pregnant and to have dealt with at least three serious life events in the last year. Compared with the 10.3% overall number, 14% of patients under age 18 had second-trimester abortions, as did 13.8% of adolescents ages 18 to 19. Among all ages, 13.4% of black abortion patients had second-trimester procedures, compared with 8.5% of white abortion patients and 9.9% of Hispanic abortion patients. For women who got abortions after 16 weeks of pregnancy, later in the second term, age and education were not factors. Black women, however, were still more likely than other races to get abortions this late.
Black elevator repairman has been indicted on reckless assault charges connected to a 2010 elevator accident
Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, announced the indictment of an African-American elevator repairman whose work, prosecutors said, caused a woman to be dragged seven floors, her left leg and left arm hanging outside the car. He said the black repairman, Jason Jordan, 27, had taken a shortcut in fixing a critical elevator locking safety system at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where the woman had gone with her daughter on Christmas Day 2010 to visit a friend. Jordan compounded the error by not shutting down the elevator or calling another technician, Hynes said. As a result, Hynes said that the woman suffered multiple fractures in her left leg and arm, which were mutilated, and is still in a rehabilitation center. “It’s a miracle that she’s alive,” said her lawyer, Nicholas Papain, who filed a lawsuit on her behalf. “She’s been damaged for life. On the other hand, she’s lucky to be alive, given the severity of her injuries. She almost bled to death.” Hynes said, “Screams could be heard throughout the hospital as she passed each floor, unable to free herself from this nightmare.” He said his office contended that what happened to the woman was a direct result of the criminal conduct of the defendant. An elevator locking system, which exists on each floor of every standard elevator, according to prosecutors, restricts the elevator from moving if a person is blocking the doors. Jordan had bypassed that system by using a makeshift technique considered a last resort, prosecutors said. A grand jury has returned charges against Jordan, the most serious being assault in the first degree, and reckless endangerment. Jordan, who lives in Brooklyn, could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
Five bodies, including those of three high school students, have been unearthed at the headquarters of a university student group in Guadalajara, Mexico
The massacre is the latest bout of violence targeting youngsters in the drug-torn nation – and raises questions of where there is sanctuary against the country's lawlessness. State officials said that relatives had identified three bodies found near the University of Guadalajara as those of high school students reported missing with two other people. It is believed all five had gone to the Federation of Guadalajara Students' headquarters to complain about the amount of money they were being charged to sell snacks outside a campus. There were no details as to how they were murdered. Violent groups are commonplace at Mexican universities.
An Afghan international serial rapist is facing life in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting three Californian women
Ali Achekzai, 33, attacked a 21-year-old woman in her car near a nightclub in Laguna Beach, Orange County, and another on a hike near Mount Soledad in San Diego. He later fled to Canada and Austria where he was accused of rape in a separate 2009 case before being captured and extradited to California in 2010. He has since been convicted on six charges, including forcible rape and aggravated assault. Achekzai was formerly one of the most wanted men in the United States after being sought by Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, Canadian police, Austrian Police, San Diego police, Tustin police and the Orange County Sheriff's Department. He was featured for years on Orange County District Attorney's Most Wanted list before his arrest in 2010 in Austria, when detectives from Tustin submitted DNA samples from their case to Interpol. The federal police agency then completed a successful DNA match to Achekzai, who was at that time living under an assumed name in Salzburg, Austria. He has now been convicted of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in her car in a Tustin parking lot after following her as she drove away from a nightclub in Laguna Beach in 2004. Achekzai also raped a 21-year-old woman on a hike near Mount Soledad in San Diego County in 2004 after he isolated her from her friends. The Afghan now faces up to 80 years in prison when he is jailed on January 27, 2012 by Superior Court Judge Daniel Didier.
A day after the Israeli government announced measures to curb a spike in Jewish violence in the West Bank, a Palestinian mosque has been torched and vandalized in what authorities suspect is the latest in a string of attacks against Palestinian by Jewish extremists
According to Palestinian officials, the the al-Noor mosque in the West Bank village of Burqa has been torched and defaced with Hebrew graffiti reading "war" and "Yitzhar settlers." Israeli police and military authorities said that they received a complaint about the incident but that their investigative teams were unable to enter the area due to angry Palestinians residents who threw stones and barred them from entering. The vandalism coincided with an operation by Israeli security forces in which two structures at the unauthorized settler outpost of Mitzpe Yitzhar were demolished. The demolition and mosque attack follow an incident previously in which several dozen Israeli Jewish extremists infiltrated and attacked an Israeli military base in the West Bank. The activists entered the base, damaged property, set tires on fire, threw stones and damaged vehicles according the Israeli military. In the course of the violence an Israeli military commander was injured when rocks were thrown at his vehicle. The brazen attack and the lack of action by Israeli soldiers to prevent it shocked many in Israel and lead to calls for the government to do more to stop what some officials were calling Jewish terrorists. In response Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special meeting of security officials and announced the adoption of recommendations to tackle the growing violence by Israeli Jewish extremists. Among the measures, the military will be allowed to arrest and try Israeli rioters in West Bank military courts and there will be an increase in resources for Israeli law enforcement agencies. In a statement released by his office, Netanyahu promised that violators of the law would be punished severely but rejected a recommendation from security officials to label the perpetrators terrorists. After a public event, Netanyahu told reporters, "I intend to fight this phenomenon with all the force available to me as prime minister of Israel. No person can raise his hand against IDF soldiers and police." The Palestinian Authority government of Mahmoud Abbas was quick to condemn the mosque attack and argued that an Israeli double standard existed in West Bank security practices. "While Palestinian protest is met with the reckless use of legal force... the Israeli forces do nothing to prevent or punish the rising trend of settler violence," read a statement released by the media department of the Palestinian Authority. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the number of Jewish settler attacks resulting in Palestinian casualties and property damage has increased by 40% in 2011 compared to 2010, and by over 165% compared to 2009.
Around 1,000 men and their illegal multiple wives are thought to be claiming welfare benefits in Britain
The polygamous families could be costing the British taxpayer millions of pounds a year by pocketing everything from dole cash to housing costs. But the British Government has said it will not stop the controversial payments until 2013, when it will officially no longer accept group marriages for welfare handouts. Polygamy is not recognised in Britain but was allowed within the benefits system under the former Labor administration. Tory MP Philip Hollobone blasted: “I can’t see why we have to wait until 2013 to stop this scandal." Many Britons will be surprised to find out that polygamous marriage, which is illegal, is represented in the benefits system. Tory MP Priti Patel added: “This is yet another example of how our system is being abused and this will appal all hard-pressed taxpayers.” Immigration minister Chris Grayling admitted that he had no idea how many polygamous families are on welfare. He said that they are allowed to claim handouts including income support, housing benefit and child support. Polygamy is practised by some Muslims and is common in Africa.
A black African vicar has been warned that he faced going to jail for some time after he admitted staging 31 sham marriages
The Rev Canon John Magumba, 58, conducted weddings between illegal immigrant brides and grooms and EU passport holders they barely knew so they could remain in Britain. The Ugandan-born vicar also admitted pocketing over £8,000 that was given to his church in fees or donations from genuine weddings and funerals. Investigators from the British Border Agency were tipped off earlier in 2011 that Magumba, who covered three churches in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, was helping illegal immigrants take part in bogus weddings. Equipped with marriage certificates, immigrants were then able to obtain a visa allowing them leave to stay in Britain with full access to education, healthcare and welfare benefits. At Bolton Crown Court, Magumba pleaded guilty to conspiracy to breaching British immigration law by conducting sham marriages and also two counts of theft. Magumba admitted conspiring with a number of people in facilitating the commission of a breach in immigration law between April 2008 and February 2011. He also admitted stealing £5,437 from St Peter's Church and £2,908 from St Luke's Church, both in Rochdale – a total of £8,345. He was granted bail and will be sentenced in January 2012.
Leeds University has been plagued with another spate of attacks on students, after the city witnessed a night of terror, despite the institution claiming to have increased security around the campus. A masked gang attacked 10 young people, leaving two victims needing hospital treatment. The incident involved a group of 10 to 15 masked black males who threatened the students into handing over valuables. Some victims were also assaulted, resulting in injuries.
Canada: There has been a 52% increase in the number of black offenders filling federal jails since 2000
The proportion of black offenders in federal incarceration in Canada jumped to 9.12% in 2010-2011, from less than 6% a decade earlier. The most dramatic increase occurred during the last five years. Black people make up roughly 2.5% of Canada's population. More than 1,300 black offenders are currently serving time in federal penitentiaries — many of them in Ontario, where 20% of the federal prison population is black.
Eve Carson, the University of North Carolina student president brutally murdered by two black thugs in 2008, pleaded for her life and even asked them to pray with her
The 20-year-old was kidnapped as she left the university library on March 5, 2008 and forced to take out money from an ATM before she was shot five times. Carson was shot four times with a .25 calibre pistol. Then came a blast from a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun to her right temple, leaving a large gaping wound to her head and the hand she used to try and shield herself. Her body was left where she fell, in the middle of a residential street near the university. After the murder, the two black men continued to return to ATMs, withdrawing $700 from her account each time.
Support for Obama has declined from 54% (2008 exit poll data) to 39% (December 2011) among white Millennials aged 18 to 29. It has declined from 85% (2008 exit poll data) to 75% (December 2011) among white Democrats. His support has declined from 47% (2008 exit poll data) to 32% (December 2011) among white Independent voters. Among white Gen X’ers, support for Obama has declined from 41% (2008 exit poll data) to 29% (December 2011). Support for Obama has declined from 41% (2008 exit poll data) to 30% (December 2011) among non-college educated white women. Among white Boomers, support for Obama has declined from 42% (2008 exit poll data) to 35% (December 2011). It has declined from 39% (2008 exit poll data) to 34% (December 2011) among working class white men. His support has declined from 42% (2008 exit poll data) to 37% (December 2011 among college educated white men.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A white English woman accused of racially abusing passengers on a tram in London has been released on bail
Emma West, 34, was charged with a "racially aggravated public order offence" (i.e. she said critical things about immigrants in Britain) after footage of the incident was put online. Croydon Magistrates' Court released the defendant on bail until January 3, 2012. She has not entered a plea. At a previous court appearance, West was remanded in custody to protect her safety. West was arrested after footage, filmed on a Croydon-to-Wimbledon tram, was posted on YouTube. It has been viewed more than 11 million times. Hopefully, the charges against her will be dropped since all she was doing was exercising her right to free speech. It is particularly ironic that she was put in jail for speech when a group of Somalis were released from jail for physically assaulting a white woman while shouting racial slurs.
A black man has been arrested for brutally beating a fellow college student mistakenly suspected of stealing his pair of $200 sneakers
The African-American suspect, identified by police as Kirk Dudley, 18, of Staten Island, New York, surrendered in Wrentham District Court, in Massachusetts, accompanied by his attorney, after an arrest warrant was issued, Franklin Police Chief Stephan Semerjian said in a statement. Authorities have said that the altercation took place in broad daylight at Dean College, outside of Boston, when a group of male students surrounded the victim and the black suspect Dudley punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. Video footage, shot by one in the group and later posted on many Internet sites, shows the beating. After punching him, the assailant can be seen pulling off the victim's shoes and hitting him in the face with them before walking off with the shoes. During and after the altercation, the group of students taunts and laughs at the bloodied, staggering victim, the video shows. Nine students were quickly expelled after the incident at the school. Police charged Dudley with robbery, assault and battery and assault and battery using a dangerous weapon - a shoe.
A 23-year-old Hispanic who is in the country illegally has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for attacking a family member with a knife in December 2010
Rodrigo Ibara Alfaro, agreed to plead guilty in October 2011 to one count of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon and battery against a household member. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss a second charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alfaro is in the country illegally, having been convicted of alien inadmissibility and illegal re-entry, and faced mandatory time as a habitual offender, according to court documents. The sentence handed down by state District Court Judge Douglas Driggers will run at the same time as a federal sentence he is currently serving.
Police have arrested a Hispanic for drunk driving - and his 6-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car
Authorities say that 31-year-old Francisco Fernandez had a blood alcohol level of 0.17, more than twice the legal limit. Officers said that Fernandez's eyes were blood shot, his speech was slurred and smelled of alcohol. Not only that, but police say that he's an illegal immigrant with a fake ID - which was used to gain employment. He also had four warrants out for his arrest.
An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been sentenced to 8 years in prison on federal fraud and immigration charges
A federal court jury earlier convicted 61-year-old Roman Ceniceros Mora of 42 counts of fraud related to unlawfully getting supplemental security income and food stamps; falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and making a false statement on an application for a passport. The Mexican citizen has been deported several times, but has lived in the United States for decades. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane said that he has falsely claimed to be an American Indian, and a Marine veteran who suffered combat wounds during the Vietnam War. The court ordered Mora to pay $155,431 in restitution to the state and federal governments, and to be deported to Mexico upon his release.
A rabbi who taught at a prestigious Jewish day school planned to plead guilty to molesting three students while he was teaching at the school in the 1970s, but he backed away from the plea
Judge Carol Ball said that Rabbi Stanley Levittown, 65, should have had the courtesy to handle his decision differently and added insult to injury when he changed his mind at the last minute and decided not to plead guilty to four counts of indecent assault and battery. The judge's anger was fueled by the fact that the three victims had traveled significant distances to be at the rabbi's sentencing to give victim impact statements. Instead, the rabbi will go to trial on May 14, 2012. The victims were all students at the Maimonides School in Brookline. One of the victims said that he was very disappointed but that he will come back to testify at the trial and tell the truth. His attorney, Mitchell Garabedian, said that his client was revictimized by the rabbi's last-minute change of mind. The prosecution had agreed to a sentence of probation, but sources said that was now off the table. If Levitt is convicted by a jury at trial, the government will recommend he be sent to prison.
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano - a Democrat - plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able to vote in municipal elections
New Haven has about 10,000 non-citizen immigrants. New Haven made national headlines in 2007 when the city approved a program that provides municipal identification cards for all residents - including illegal immigrants - to provide access to services such as banking and the library.
As a supposed hangover cure, they don't come more brutally disturbing than bear bile. Extracted from the animal with a long needle inserted into the gall bladder on illegal bear farms in Vietnam and China, the endangered Asiatic black bear - also known as Moon Bears because of the crescent of white fur on their chest - is subjected to a slow death from infection and disease in tiny cages that restrict their movements. "In Vietnam, men in particular mix bear bile with rice wine because they believe it makes them stronger and able to drink more," says Tuan Bendixsen, Vietnam director of Animals Asia, an animal welfare group. "It's been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years and there are claims that it can cure everything from hangovers, liver cirrhosis to cancer," he says. "People mix it with alcohol and rub it on their skin to reduce swelling. To that extent, we acknowledge that it does work, but there are alternatives; cortisone, for example, or even Dencorub." The bile extraction process differs from country to country. In China, the bears are housed in coffin-sized crush cages to prevent the animal moving, making it easier and safer for an operator to insert a catheter, and in some cases to simply suture the organ to an opening in the abdomen so the bile can be drained continuously into a collecting tray. In Vietnam, however, the animal is sedated - sometimes using illegal street ketamine - taken into the open and a four-inch needle inserted into its abdomen and the bile drawn out. The non-sterile conditions can quickly lead to infection, a situation which not only endangers the bear but also bile users. Bile samples have shown contamination with everything from cancer cells to pus. Some users, says Animals Asia, have become seriously ill from using it. "There have been some recent cases of people being poisoned by bear bile," says Bendixsen. "A few months ago, we heard of a case of 76-year-old man who swallowed bear bile to help him get over injuries from a fall. Within half an hour his body was heating up, a shower didn't help him cool down and within two days he was in hospital with a severe reaction to the bile. His body was covered in red spots and his skin was peeling. It was a severe allergic reaction."
Young Mekeeda Austin, 13, warned Father Christmas that he will be killed if he fails to deliver at least two of her long list of lavish gifts. She even threatened to hunt down Santa's reindeer and cook them and serve their meat to homeless people on Christmas day if she doesn't get her way. Her mother Tracey Austin, 40, was dumbstruck when she found the demanding note in her daughter's school bag. In the letter Mekeeda, from Brickhill, Bedford, demands a Blackberry, a designer Laura Knitted 33 Jumper, money, Converse trainers and sunglasses. As well as gifts Mekeeda also demands Father Christmas bring her the real Justin Bieber and teenage singer Austin Mahone. She signs off with the chilling warning: "Remember...two of these, or you die." But her mother Tracey, 40, is not punishing her for the letter and has vowed to meet her daughter's demands saying: "You don't want to get on the wrong side of Mekeeda."
Matthew Richer reports on African thuggery in New England:
Last winter, fourteen-year old Somali refugee Ali Abdi approached twelve year old Morgan Graveline in the school cafeteria, and thrust a hard elbow into her jaw. Morgan fell instantly to the floor whereupon Abdi then leapt on top of her and began to pummel her face with his fists.And apparently this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the problems that Somalis are causing in the northeastern part of the United States.
It took four teachers to pry Abdi off of Morgan. They then carried Morgan, her face gushing with blood, to the nurse’s office, before she was eventually taken to the hospital.
Abdi had knocked out Morgan’s two front teeth and dislocated her jaw. She was babbling incoherently and couldn’t remember her own name or telephone number, the obvious victim of a concussion.
In the weeks prior to this assault, Abdi and another refugee boy had made several graphic sexual propositions to Morgan. When she repeatedly declined their advances, they called her a “bitch” and a “ho” and threatened to “f*** up her face so she isn’t pretty anymore. .” [Parents Outraged After 12-Year-Old Daughter Suffers Vicious Bully Assault, The Blaze, March 6, 2011]
Morgan told her guidance counselor and the school headmaster about these threats, but they twiddled their thumbs and did nothing. In fact, even after Abdi put Morgan in the hospital, the school decided not to report the incident to the Manchester Police.
It was only after Morgan’s mother took her story to the local media that the police and the school department even bothered to look into the matter. (Morgan’s mother has set up a web page mydaughtersassault.blogspot.com.)
The “official inquiry”, however, was all for show. Manchester School Superintendent Tom Brennan [Email him] claimed that after a “thorough investigation”, he determined that the assault did not qualify as a case of bullying. Superintendent Says Action Taken On Bullying Allegations | Brennan Says Incident Was Not Case Of Bullying, WMUR New Hampshire, March 4, 2011]
In fact, Abdi even asserted that he was the real victim and that it was Morgan who initially assaulted him. He only knocked out her teeth in self-defense.
Ali Abdi walked off with a two day suspension and the police never pressed charges.
Moroccan Nordine Amrani launched his attack on Christmas shopping crowds in Leige's busy Place Saint Lambert because he knew that he was going to be sent back to prison and he had a grudge against society. Amrani, 33, killed a 45-year old woman before carrying out his grenade and assault rifle attack that killed three people in Liege, including a 17-month old baby boy. The Moroccan was on parole and had been summoned to police, where he feared being arrested and being returned to prison because his car number plate had been seen at the scene of an immoral act. With previous convictions and jail terms for possession of arms, he would have known that the police would have raided his properties where he had a new stash of heavy weapons, including grenades and assault rifles. The Belgian justice authorities are facing questions because Amrani had been released early from prison on arms and drugs charges. His release had involved plea bargaining and partial acquittal for his armoury of dozens of weapons and 9,500 rounds of ammunition. Before his suicide attack on Christmas shoppers, he killed a woman who worked as a cleaner for a an unnamed neighbor. He is said to have asked her into his lock-up, a deserted and tatty house and garage property where he did not live, on the pretext of offering her work. He killed her with a shot to the head. Prosecutors have confirmed that Amrani committed suicide after the attacks by shooting himself in the forehead with his revolver after he had hurled three grenades and sprayed shoppers with rounds from his FN-FAL assault rifle. The attack has led to a heated national debate in the country about gun laws and why he was considered safe to be released, having been sentenced in 2008 to 58 months in prison for illegal possession of ten firearms. A 17-month-old baby boy became the fourth victim after dying in hospital despite undergoing hours of emergency treatment. Gabriel was in the arms of his mother when he was hit by a bullet in the back of the head. The child and his parents were at the bus stop just below the walkway where the shooter opened fire. Amrani had been due to attend a police interview but never showed up. Instead he left his apartment armed with a FN-FAL automatic rifle, a handgun and up to a dozen grenades carried in a backpack. He drove the five-minute journey from his apartment building the Residence Belvedere and parked his white van in Place St Lambert. He walked onto a raised walkway above a bus stop where lunchtime shoppers were thronging for the opening of a Christmas market. From his 15ft high vantage point he lobbed three hand grenades towards a busy bus shelter before opening fire on the crowd. A 15-year-old boy died instantly while the baby of 17 months and a 17-year-old boy succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Five people are still fighting for their lives, including a 75-year old woman who was initially declared dead on arrival at hospital. As schoolchildren lay flowers in a shattered bus shelter, shocked young Leigeois pointed to bullet scarred walls and wept. "It is awful to be here, to see the wreckage and to think that I come here all the time to shop and meet friends. Everyone comes here, it could have been me, anyone" said Christine Collard, 16.
A random survey of 100 representative mosques in the United States was conducted to measure the correlation between Sharia adherence and dogma calling for violence against non-Muslims
Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51% had texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% had no violent texts at all. Mosques that presented as Sharia adherent were more likely to feature violence-positive texts on site than were their non-Sharia-adherent counterparts. In 84.5% of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts. The leadership at Sharia-adherent mosques was more likely to recommend that a worshipper study violence-positive texts than leadership at non-Sharia-adherent mosques. Fifty-eight percent of the mosques invited guest imams known to promote violent jihad. The leadership of mosques that featured violence-positive literature was more likely to invite guest imams who were known to promote violent jihad than was the leadership of mosques that did not feature violence-positive literature on mosque premises.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Hispanic ethnicity and obesity are strongly associated with symptomatic pediatric gallbladder disease, according to a new study
Older age and Hispanic ethnicity have been identified as significant, independent risk factors for nonhemolytic gallstone disease on regression analyses. Children undergoing cholecystectomy were significantly more likely to be Hispanic and severely obese, compared with data from the historical series. And remember who is going to end up paying for their medical care.
The National Survey of Children’s Health conducted by federal agencies shows that 41% of Hispanic children ages 10 to 17 in Arizona were overweight or obese as of 2007
The state average was 31%, while the rate for non-Hispanic white children was 22%. The fact that so many young Hispanics are overweight or obese significantly increases their risk of developing diseases such as diabetes. Since many Latinos are on government programs such as Medicaid this means that the American taxpayer is going to end up picking up the bill for the healthcare of diabetic Hispanics.
One in 45 children in the USA — 1.6 million children — were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, or doubled up with other families in 2010, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness
The numbers represent a 33% increase from 2007, when there were 1.2 million homeless children, according to a new report. "This is an absurdly high number," says Ellen Bassuk, president of the center. "What we have new in 2010 is the effects of a man-made disaster caused by the economic recession. … We are seeing extreme budget cuts, foreclosures and a lack of affordable housing." The report paints a bleaker picture than one by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which nonetheless reported a 28% increase in homeless families, from 131,000 in 2007 to 168,000 in 2010. The states where homeless children fare the best are Vermont, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Maine. It finds that the worst states for homeless children are Southern states where poverty is high, including Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, and states decimated by foreclosures and job losses, such as Arizona, California and Nevada. At the First Light shelter in Birmingham, Alabama, the fastest-growing group is women with children, executive director Ruth Crosby says. She says that the emergency shelter, which houses about 125 women and children, is full every night. An overflow room with mats on the floor fills up every night, too. "We try not to turn people away," Crosby says. "Poverty in Alabama is severe at best. We were already in dire straights, and then you get the economy. It's kept us on the bottom." Shelly Jordan, a case manager for the homeless in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, says it has become common for two-parent households or families headed by professionals to turn to the city's lone homeless shelter. "People had savings or unemployment and that's run out," she says. "This is their last resort." Nothing gets better under Obama.
A black serial rapist convicted of preying on five petite Manhattan women in the summer of 2009 exploded with rage at one of his victims’ racially charged remarks just before the judge clocked him with a 428-year prison sentence
A slender 59-year-old performing artist said that African-American Vincent Heyward's knife-point rape and sodomy of her in a Hamilton Heights alley left her a physical, emotional and financial wreck and affected her in ways that shamed her. "I started to look at black men differently," she told the judge. "That's not fair. They are not responsible for what happened to me. Racism disgusts me and that's not who I am." Then in a calm voice the victim, who still takes Prozac to combat her anxieties, spoke directly to Heyward: "Not all black men are you. No other black men are you!" That provoked the shackled, Heyward, 23, to explode out of his seat at the defense table. As four court officers subdued him, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel sternly demanded: "Take a seat, Mr. Heyward!" The rapist muttered to court officers that he wanted to leave the room, the judge said. Heyward remained out of the room as the white woman described how her marriage, just a year old when she was attacked, has reached a breaking point because she and her husband have had to deal with the loss of her job, extraordinary bills from her medical and psychiatric care, her sharp temper and intense anxieties. "I feel ruined," she said. "I realized the other day I haven't laughed in years." In the hushed courtroom, the woman's husband quietly wept as others watched. The audience included Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Heyward's mother who was overheard muttering in the back row "They're lying. They're lying." Assistant District Attorney Janine Gilbert said that Heyward's attacks started in August 2009, just six weeks after he was released from a Virginia prison after serving time for grand larceny. Gilbert said that from early August 2009 to mid September 2009, Heyward who used a knife in four attacks, got more skillful, vicious and bolder in his assaults - starting in an alley, then moving to elevators and building lobbies and ending in the bedroom of a sleeping victim. "He made everyone's worst nightmare come true and terrorized the neighborhood," Gilbert said. Four of Heyward's victims were attacked in Harlem neighborhoods. A fifth woman, attacked in Chinatown, had her head bashed repeatedly against a marble stairwell and floor. She said that she literally runs home after work. "The night was and still is my enemy," she said. Heyward was caught by police after Manhattan was plastered with sketches of him and one alert officer recognized him on the street. At first Heyward was cooperative, jokingly admitting to the police officer that the sketch looked like him. Later, at his Supreme Court arraignment, he was spotted grinning slightly when his assaults were described. Since then, Gilbert said, Heyward has assaulted several other inmates at Rikers. Zweibel called Heyward an extreme threat to society and said that the only way to protect society is to impose a sentence that makes sure he will be never be released for the rest of his natural life. Vance's spokeswoman Erin Duggan said that Zweibel's sentence was the longest sentence the DA's office has ever seen in a rape case. "The defendant showed these brave women no mercy, and today he received none," Vance said.
Based on a national survey, completed with the help of Congo’s government and international organizations, a study has found that roughly 1.8 million women aged 15 to 49 reported a history of rape in the African nation. About 3 million experienced intimate partner sexual violence. And in the year leading up to the 2007 survey, about 400,000 women said that they had been raped, or four women every five minutes. African-Americans are responsible for 55% of rapes in Alabama, 50.4% of rapes in Georgia, 59% of rapes in South Carolina, 44.5% of rapes in North Carolina, 43.6% of rapes in Virginia, and 40.4% of rapes in Tennessee. Blacks are responsible for 13% of rapes in Kentucky, 43.7% of rapes in Missouri, 21.4% of rapes in Oklahoma, 24% of rapes in Texas, 24% of rapes in Arkansas, 35% of rapes in Florida, 7.5% of rapes in Iowa, 16% of rapes in Arizona, and 21.8%t of rapes in California. In Alabama and North Carolina, blacks are responsible for 91.5% and 88.7% of interracial rape respectively. Finally, in 2009, African-Americans were responsible for 47.8% of homicides, 44.5% of rapes, and 88.7% of interracial rapes, 75% of robberies, 47% of burglaries, and 51% of aggravated assaults in North Carolina.
Americans’ fear of big government - partly fueled by a sharp spike among Democrats since Barack Obama took office - almost reached a record high in 2011 and is far greater than people’s concerns about big business and big labor, a new Gallup poll shows
An overwhelming 64% of people surveyed said that big government was the biggest threat to the country, compared to just 26% who said that big business is their gravest concern and 8% who picked big labor. Republicans are most wary of the threat of big government than are Democrats or independents – 82% of GOPers said that big government was the biggest threat to the nation, compared to 64% of independents and 48% of Democrats who said the same. The percentage of Democrats who said that big government was the most significant threat to the United States, 48%, has seen a notable climb since 2009, when 32% of the political party said that big government was the most dangerous to the country’s well-being.
Of course, it is the cash-strapped Irish taxpayer who has to pay for the medical treatment for these unwanted Africans. Just one more reason to keep black immigrants out of your country.
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has been charged with murder, rape, persecution and inhuman acts by the International Criminal Court
The crimes were committed as his backers fought to keep him in power in 2010. Gbagbo is the first former head of state taken into custody by the court in The Hague, Netherlands, since it was established in 2002. A filing posted on the court's website says that he is charged with murder, rape, persecution and inhuman acts during violence which erupted after he refused to accept defeat in 2010's presidential election and nearly plunged the African country into civil war.
Three black students have been charged with beating a woman during hazing rituals for a university marching band just weeks before a drummer was killed in similar circumstances
The assault by members of the historically black Florida A&M University band was so severe that the victim's thigh bone was broken, police said. Sean Hobson, 23, Aaron Golson, 19, and James Harris, 22, are accused of punching Bria Shante Hunter and attacking her with a ruler. Hunter told police that days later the pain became so unbearable that she went to the hospital. Besides her broken thigh bone, she had suffered blood clots in her legs. Hobson and Golson were charged with hazing and battery, and Harris was charged with hazing. These events have exposed a hazing tradition that has long haunted the historically black university. Former clarinet player Ivery Luckey was hospitalized after he said he was paddled - or spanked around the buttocks - around 300 times in 1998. Three years later, band member Marcus Parker suffered kidney damage because of a beating with a paddle.
The black thug who gunned down a veteran NYPD officer is no stranger to jail, and should have been there months before the shooting
African-American career criminal Lamont Pride was already wanted in connection to a Greensboro, North Carolina shooting in August 2011. After the incident, he fled to New York. Recently, he was busted in Gravesend, Brooklyn, for drug possession and child endangerment. Pride has a rap sheet dating back to 2006, a record speckled with mostly drug and robbery charges. Pride, 27, now faces murder charges after his arrest shortly after the Brooklyn shooting. Officer Peter Figoski, who could have retired two years ago with a full pension, was pronounced dead in hospital, hours after he was shot in the face responding to a break-in.
Muslim women who wear the niqab and other face-covering garments will now have to lift or remove their veils while they take the oath of Canadian citizenship in front of a room full of people
The new rules require, effective immediately, anyone wishing to become a Canadian citizen to show their faces at public ceremonies as they swear the oath of citizenship, which means that Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka must remove them or else remain permanent residents. Good for Canada!
Monday, December 12, 2011
According to a recent study by the National Women’s Law Center, black women have lost more jobs during the recovery — 258,000 — than they did during the recession — 233,000
Put another way, black women represented 12.5% of all women workers in June 2009. But between then and June 2011, black women lost 42.2% of jobs lost by women overall. “For women as a whole, and particularly black women, cuts in public sector employment have been devastating,” said Joan Entmacher, vice president for family economic security at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington. “When it comes to job growth in the private sector, women are also doing less well than men. Whether employers feel it is more important to put men back to work first, we just can’t say at this point.” While the nation’s overall unemployment rate declined from 9.0% to 8.6% in November 2011, the unemployment rate for black women increased from 12.6% to 12.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Worse, more than 150,000 black women gave up looking for work. Counted out of the job market, they were categorized as simply “discouraged workers.” In a sad irony, the Obama administration’s first cheery news about a drop in the nation’s unemployment rate had resulted largely from the broken spirits of black women. “The jobs report was like an onion: Peel back the layers and you start crying,” said Donna Addkison, president and chief executive of Wider Opportunities for Women. According to a recent study by WOW, about 42% of women — including 62% of African American women and 66% of Hispanic women — do not have enough income to pay for basic household expenses. “We’re not just talking about households moving from crisis to catastrophe,” Addkison said. “The deprivation experienced by children in these homes means the loss of jobs and income will have a multi-generational ripple effect.”
Not really that surprising when you take into account racial differences in intelligence.
Immigration officials are looking for a criminal Hispanic illegal alien with a violent past who is wanted in a felony hit-and-run
Noel Vasquez-Argueta, 28, of El Salvador, is wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. Vasquez-Argueta has previous convictions for brandishing a firearm and making threats in Fairfax County in 2010, and for felony eluding and driving while intoxicated in Prince William County in 2005. He was ordered to be removed from the United States in 2001. Vasquez-Argueta is listed as being 5-feet-9 and 195 pounds.
The Israeli government has announced plans to spend $160 million on efforts to stem the growing number of Africans who enter the country illegally, seeking jobs and political asylum
The money will go toward work on an Egyptian border fence that is already under construction, an expansion of detention centers and increased policing of companies that hire illegal immigrant workers. “If need be, we will close businesses so that the enterprise known as the State of Israel does not close,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after a cabinet meeting that focused on the issue. Over the past six years, about 50,000 Africans, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan, have trekked across the Sinai into Israel, some of them working in hotels and on construction sites, others living in rundown urban neighborhoods, unable to find work and relying on refugee agencies. All well-off countries face the challenge of how to handle poor foreign migrants and how much credence to give their accounts of political persecution. But the situation in Israel is complicated by Jewish history and has led to a national debate. On the one hand, this is a small country that wishes to maintain a strong Jewish majority. On the other, the Jews’ past of eviction and persecution makes some here argue that Israel should have special sensitivity for those fleeing prejudice and conflict. Netanyahu said that the overwhelming number of Africans who slip into Israel are not political refugees, but are looking to improve their economic status. He said that they pose difficulties for the people they settle among. Poorer Israelis, in particular, resent the Africans’ arrival and compete with them for jobs. Netanyahu plans to visit several African countries early in 2012 and said that he would raise the issue of repatriating the refugees. The influx of Africans began in 2005 after the Egyptian police attacked Sudanese refugees who were camped out in Cairo and demanded asylum. More than 20 people were killed, and word spread that Israel would provide them a better welcome and more job opportunities. The Israeli government hopes that the fence being built along the Egyptian border will keep out most infiltrators. The demands for a fence have grown in the past year with the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and the increase in tensions with Cairo that followed his ouster. Three months ago, demonstrators in Cairo ransacked part of the Israeli Embassy, leading the Israeli government to airlift its diplomatic personnel from Egypt. In August 2011, infiltrators from the Sinai killed eight Israelis near the popular Red Sea resort of Eilat; in fighting afterward, Israeli troops killed five Egyptian security personnel.
Queensland's health authority has been shut down after a Maori member of staff passing himself off as a Tahitian prince made off with $AUS16 million to support a lavish lifestyle
Joel Barlow, or Hohepa Morehu-Barlow, a public servant on a salary of $100,000 a year, was arrested in Queensland after siphoning the sum over three years, including a final flurry of $AUS11 million in the couple of weeks. Police said that the fraud was one of the biggest in Australian history. Barlow, originally from New Zealand, lived a playboy lifestyle in Brisbane, frequently claiming to be a Tahitian prince as he cavorted with celebrities and decked out a new waterside $AUS5.7 million home. The home had a garage for his three Mercedes Benzes plus a wine cellar, grand piano and pontoon on Brisbane River. His claims to own a local perfumery were even swallowed by the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, who repeated the claim during efforts to track him down. While Brisbane friends described Barlow in the local media as the life of the high-society party, his family in New Zealand scoffed at his claims to be a prince. "He's a naughty boy if he has done that," his aunt, Josie Boldy, said. "But he's still my whanau [Maori for family]". Barlow, a finance manager at Queensland Health, embezzled funds that he was supposed to have transferred to charities and non-profit organizations. He was arrested at after returning to his riverside house following two days on the run. He has since been admitted to hospital. Bligh said that Queensland Health had failed and would be dismantled from July 2012. "Queenslanders can no longer tolerate the sick administrative performance of this mammoth organization," she said. In 2005, Queensland Health was exposed for failing to conduct adequate checks on Jayant Patel, the so-called "Dr Death", an Indian-trained surgeon whose incompetence was linked to as many as 87 deaths. In 2010, Jayant was sentenced to seven years in jail. Bligh said that Queensland authorities had seized assets of Barlow worth about $AUS12 million. But the government was under fire after it emerged that state authorities received a complaint about him in 2010, including his fraud and his background in New Zealand.
According to the 2009 Obama forecast, 2011 was supposed to start a five-year mini-boom where GDP growth averaged 4%, taking the unemployment rate down below 6% by 2014
The latest Wall Street Journal survey of economists predicts that the unemployment rate will still be above 7% through 2014 with GDP growth averaging a sub-par 2.5%.
Shops were attacked, passers-by threatened and car windows smashed by blacks during a demonstration in central London against the election result in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The carol concert was raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support. It was organized by a group of friends whose loved ones had been treated for cancer. Masked black teenage boys stormed the singers, throwing bottles of water and hot drinks into the crowd. A woman in her 40s, said to be undergoing treatment for breast cancer, was pulled to the ground. A black youth attempted to set light to the Christmas tree, an annual gift from the city of Oslo since 1947, one witness said. “They were determined not to let us sing and have fun and utterly ruined the atmosphere. Have your protest and make your point, but why did you have to ruin a lovely occasion with your scuminess,” Mark Horton, a conductor of the choir, wrote in a message online. The concert was cut short amid safety concerns. The attack was egged on by teenage girls who screamed and shouted, another witness said. Police made 110 arrests for affray as fights broke out between demonstrators. Other arrests were made for assaulting police officers, obstructing police and blocking a public highway. Police held demonstrators inside double decker buses before ferrying them to custody. The demonstration began as an agreed static protest in Whitehall against the re-election of President Joseph Kabila, which international observers say lacks credibility. The vast central African country has immense mineral wealth but has been ravaged by civil war, corruption and economic mismanagement. Protesters accuse Western governments of propping up the regime. Recently, a group of 200 Congo demonstrators forced the evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station, central London, after they set off a passenger alarm on an underground train.
The black son of a former cabinet minister has been jailed for sexually assaulting a woman in Britain
A jury at Kingston Crown Court found Benjamin Boateng, 27, guilty of sexual assault of a 22-year-old and he was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison. The court had heard that the victim was assaulted at a house party following a night clubbing in Mayfair in September 2010. Boateng, of Crawford Street, Marylebone, is the son of Lord Boateng the ex-Brent South MP and former British High Commissioner to South Africa.
The Saudi Interior Ministry says in a statement that the woman was beheaded. The London-based al-Hayat daily quoted Abdullah al-Mohsen, chief of the Islamic religious police who arrested the woman, as saying that she had tricked people into thinking she could treat illnesses, charging them $800 per session. The newspaper said that a female investigator followed the case up, and the woman was arrested in April 2009 and later convicted in a Saudi Islamic court. It did not give the woman's name, but said that she was in her 60s. The execution brings the total to 76 in 2011 in Saudi Arabia. At least three have been women, and 11 were foreign nationals. In September 2011, a Sudanese man, Abdul Hamid bin Hussain bin Moustafa al-Fakki, was also put to death in Saudi Arabia for sorcery. Amnesty International has called for the kingdom's government to establish an immediate moratorium on executions. The crime of sorcery is not defined in Saudi Arabian law but it has been used to punish people for the legitimate exercise of their human rights, including their right to freedom of expression, the charity said.
An Orthodox Jewish community has had to face up to claims of child sex abuse after 83 men and two women were arrested
An initiative was set up to encourage victims to come forward despite pressure from the close-knit Jewish religious society to hush up the crimes. Some 117 male and female victims have approached authorities in Brooklyn, New York since 2006. There were 89 accusers under the age of 17. One suspect Andrew Goodman, 27, worked with Jewish charities involving vulnerable young people and the disabled. He was charged with sexually abusing two Orthodox boys at his home in the Flatbush neighborhood in September 2011. One child was abused between the ages of 11 and 15, the other from 13 until he was 16 years old. Goodman reportedly filmed sex acts with the boys on a webcam after plying them with alcohol in his bedroom and making them watch child porn. Neighbors had filmed Goodman sneaking the children into the home that he shared with his parents and sister. In the surveillance tape, Goodman was seen opening his front door for the boys. Lubricants, empty liquor bottles, boys’ clothing and a butcher knife were discovered in the 27-year-old's room. He also threatened the life of one boy who reported him to authorities. Goodman has pleaded not guilty. He is being held at Rikers Island Prison until his next hearing on December 21, 2011. After being shown the footage in court in September 2011, Judge Patricia DiMango set the pedophile's bail at $1 million. The Brooklyn District Attorney's office had been accused of being soft on Jewish child abusers which lead to steps being put in place to make it easier for suspected victims to come forward. The plan was called Kol Tzedek which translates from Hebrew as voice of justice. DA Charles Hynes instigated the outreach program which offers a confidential hot-line and access to culturally sensitive social workers from the sex crimes bureau. Assistant DA Rhonnie Jaus, head of the child sex abuse division, said that 38 individuals had been prosecuted so far with 14 abusers jailed. Sentences varied from one month to 20 years for crimes including sex abuse, attempted kidnapping and sodomy. However 24 pedophiles were not jailed. In some instances, the case against them collapsed when victims and their families backed out of giving evidence in court following pressure from the Jewish religious community, according to the assistant DA. Authorities have another 47 cases pending. The Orthodox Jewish organization Agudath Israel of America, which has its headquarters in Manhattan, rules that anyone who claims to have been sexually abused by another Jew must consult rabbis first. Only then is the decision made whether to go to secular authorities. Goodman worked for OHEL Children's Home and Family Services which provides care for vulnerable children and disabled adults. The non-profit group aims to help victims who have suffered domestic, sexual or emotional abuse.
A black ex-cop riddled his wife with bullets in their Queens apartment, furiously shooting her repeatedly in the face before surrendering to police
His wife, Tracey Young, 42, died of four shots to the torso and three to the face inside their eighth-floor condo in Briarwood, police sources said. Cash, 49, a retired African-American police officer from the 32nd Precinct in Harlem who married Young two years ago, told police a romantic evening with his wife went sour, going from candles and back rubs to yelling. “According to him, she put her hand on him and kind of mushed his face. He punched her in the face, and she said, ‘That’s it. I’m going to my sister’s house. I’m done with you. I’m leaving you,’” a police source said. “He snapped.” Queens prosecutor Robert Hanophy said that Cash became enraged, pulled out his gun and shot her. Cash was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Cash is 6-foot-5 with the muscle-bound physique of a body builder. Young was only 5-foot-5.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The U.S. Marshals Service has added a black man from Detroit to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list: Corey D. Gaston, a child rape suspect who got away twice
Gaston is charged in the 2007 rape of a 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her bedroom while she slept. Police got a lucky break in the case: The attacker dropped his cell phone at the scene, leading to Gaston's arrest. At his arraignment, Gaston was released on bond and fled the state. He was picked up in Georgia days later and brought back to Detroit. He was released on bond a second time and hasn't been seen since. "They just let him run," the 10-year-old's mother said. "We were victimized, and we're still being victimized," she said. "It's a shame. And there's nothing I can do about it. I don't feel it's right. Somewhere, somebody did something wrong." According to court records, after his arrest, Gaston was arraigned in 36th District Court, where he was released after posting 10% of a $50,000 bond. Gaston fled the state, but U.S. Marshals in Georgia picked him up days later. His case was remanded to Wayne County Circuit Court, where Judge Deborah Thomas allowed him to post 10% of a $200,000 bond, pending DNA results. The DNA turned out to be a match. But Gaston was gone and didn't show up for his February 2008 trial. "I couldn't believe it. I was just lost for words," the mother said, recalling her feelings after Gaston's disappearance. "They stabbed me in my heart for the second time." Gaston, 33, has been driving trucks since 2002. He has ties to Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, California, Canada and Mexico. He is black with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 7, weighs 170 pounds and is pigeon-toed, with a distinctive bowlegged walk, officials said. He also has a scar from staples in the right side of his head. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading to Gaston's arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals at 800-336-0102.
Less than one year out from Election Day 2012, voters remain overwhelmingly pessimistic about the economy, and their concerns are taking a toll on Obama’s re-election chances
Just 41% of Americans think that Obama has performed his job well enough to be elected to a second term, whereas 54% don’t think so. Obama’s overall approval rating remains in the mid-40′s, according to a CBS News poll – lower than the approval ratings of Obama’s four presidential predecessors at this point in their first terms. Obama’s approval rating is dragged down by his poor marks for his handling of the economy – which, at 33%, is the lowest rating of his presidency in CBS News polls. Obama receives better marks on foreign policy and for his leadership skills. But when it comes to leading the economy in the right direction, voters are unimpressed: Just 28% think that he has made progress on improving the economy. And most Americans say that Obama doesn’t share the public’s priorities, according to the poll.
Authorities have filed homicide charges against a Hispanic woman after she administered a silicone injection into the penis of a 22-year-old man, who suffered a fatal blood clot
The victim, who died in May 2011, had been seeking a penis enhancement, authorities said. Kasia Rivera, 34, of East Orange, has been arrested on manslaughter charges and unauthorized practice of medicine in the death of Justin Street, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Street, also of East Orange, died May 6, 2011 the day after he went to Rivera’s home, where she gave him the injection, authorities said. The medical examiner determined the cause of death as silicone embolism as a result of the injection, the prosecutor’s office said. Street’s death was ruled a homicide and Rivera was arrested after an investigation by the prosecutor’s office, with assistance of the East Orange Police Department. Rivera's bail was set at $75,000.
In the general population, African Americans die at earlier ages than whites, but among patients on dialysis, African Americans live longer than whites
Scientists think this may have something to do with inflammation and genetic differences between blacks and whites.
It was once a bustling industrial town but now, broke and stripped of resources, danger lurks around every corner. Drug-related murders plague predominantly-black Camden, New Jersey, where 44% of residents live below the poverty line, the highest rate in the United States of America. In the last decade crack houses have sprung up amid the boarded-up factories and burned out houses. People live in fear of being robbed or shot as addicts roam the streets looking to fund their habit. The violence has got so bad that New Jersey’s top law enforcement official has met with leaders in Camden following calls for drastic state intervention. State Attorney General Paula Dow was scheduled to meet with Camden Mayor Dana Redd on Thursday morning and later with Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk. Redd spoke to the Attorney General after masked robbers killed a 46-year-old store owner and shot and injured three others inside the store. The killing was the 16th in the city since October 1, 2011 and the 48th in 2011. Some officials believe that the crime problem has spiralled out of the control in 2011 after more than 100 police officers were laid off in January. City Councilman Frank Moran has asked Redd to declare a state of emergency and call for the National Guard to be brought in. The annual CQ Press rankings, which are based on 2010 data, named Camden the second most dangerous city in the country.
Obama’s popularity is plummeting, with more U.S. voters disapproving of his job than approve it, according to a recent poll
More than half of U.S. voters believe that Obama is performing badly in his role as the country's leader and nearly all voters – 94% – say the economy is in bad shape. The increase in disapproval is due at least in part to Democrats, according to the Fox News Poll. His average disapproval among his own party is 11% – but it has now rocketed to 19%. The poll also found that 66% of voters see economic conditions as poor – the highest percentage for the rating in the poll.
Norway’s Progress Party has called for the immediate arrest of Mullah Krekar after the firebrand jihadist spoke of the need for renewed Islamic terrorist attacks on the United States
The Norway-based Islmaic extremist made the comments in an interview with Finland’s MTV3. He also claimed that Islam will control the entire world within the next 20 years. More than a decade on from the devastating Islamic terrorist attacks in the United States that left almost 3,000 people dead, Krekar said: “They have learned nothing from the 9/11 attacks. That’s why they need two more attacks. It’s the only way the Americans will understand that we [Muslims] are people and not animals or slaves.” Morten Ørsal Johansen, immigration policy spokesman for the populist Progress Party, said the remarks merited placing Krekar under arrest. “We have just passed a new law stating that anybody who poses a threat to basic national interests may be subject to arrest. There’s no doubt that Krekar should now be apprehended,” he said. Krekar, the co-founder of Islamist militant group Ansar al-Islam, moved to Norway as a refugee from northern Iraq in 1991. In the Finnish TV interview, he also spoke cryptically of how European-style democracy would never take root in the Middle East. Likening the export of Western democracy to a plastic banana, he said it would never work in the Arab world because, unlike the real thing, you can’t eat it. He also argued in the interview that further Islamic terrorist attacks were unavoidable. “It’s going to happen. It’s meant to happen. Jihad is meant to happen, I’m certain of it. Jihad is like a cat. If you lock up a cat it becomes dangerous,” said Krekar. The radical Islamist is set to appear in court in Norway in February 2012 after issuing verbal death threats to five different people, including Conservative Party (Høyre) leader Erna Solberg.
Friday, December 9, 2011
According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 40% of African American men and women have some form of heart disease, compared to 30% of white men and 24% of white women
African Africans have the highest death rate from heart disease at 308.4 deaths in every 100,000. The death rate from heart disease for white non-Hispanics is 239.2 in every 100,000.
Police have charged a 31-year-old Hispanic with sexually assaulting four women in knifepoint attacks in Kensington
Marcos Camacho was pulled over by police, hours after police at the Special Victims Unit announced that they were searching for a man matching his description and that of his car. Investigators initially said that they were looking for a suspect in the attacks of three women, but the District Attorney's office said that Camacho also was charged in a fourth assault. Camacho, who authorities said is an illegal alien, was ordered held on $1 million bail at his arraignment. The assaults took place along the Kensington Avenue corridor, the area where police said the so-called "Kensington strangler" Antonio Rodriguez preyed on drug-addicted women in November and December 2010. Rodriguez was arrested in January 2011 and is awaiting trial in the deaths of three women. Police say that he has confessed to the killings. The recent investigation began Nov. 14, 2011 after one woman told police that she was sexually assaulted after she got into a man's car on Kensington Avenue near Somerset Street. On Nov. 22, 2011 two more women told police that they were attacked several hours apart in the same area. Police traced the car to Camacho, who is said to live in Norristown, and brought him in for questioning. Besides three counts of rape, Camacho is charged with aggravated assault, sexual assault, unlawful restraint, possession of an instrument of crime and related offenses, court records show. When police searched for Antonio Rodriguez in 2010, they initially faced a challenge in gathering information. Many who frequent the neighborhood are involved in drugs or prostitution, said Philadelphia Capt. John Darby, head of the Special Victims Unit, and can be hesitant to approach police with information. Some victims may not report crimes to police out of fear that they will be arrested, Darby said, and only come forward after learning of the existence of other victims. "We've shown over and over again that we're ready, willing and able to investigate every single one of these cases," Darby said. "What we're trying to do is get a violent offender off the street, so every victim is important."