Saturday, July 30, 2011
The "Weed Man" of Times Square demands his constitutional right to beg. Joshua Long - who carries a sign saying "Help! I need money for weed" - filed a federal suit complaining that his First, Fourth and 14th Amendment rights have been violated by repeated arrests.
"Though the First Amendment protects Mr. Long's right to stand on the sidewalk with his sign, he has been, and continues to be, regularly and wrongfully, arrested, charged and harassed by police officers," the suit says.
"These arrests and other harassment have diminished Mr. Long's ability to lawfully beg in Times Square." Long, 30, has been issued multiple summonses, arrested at least six times, pepper sprayed and harassed by police, according to court papers in Manhattan Federal Court.
"He certainly has the right to stand on the sidewalk and ask for money," said Long's lawyer, Matthew Brinckerhoff. "I can only conclude that the police don't like his message." Long is seeking a court order protecting Long's right to beg and unspecified damages and lawyer fees.
Friday, July 29, 2011
A mixed-race woman due to marry a white supremacist murder suspect has spoken out in support of her man.
Erica Herrera, who is half Hawaiian and half Hispanic, said despite prison inmate Curtis Allgier's frightening appearance - with tattoos of swastikas and the word 'skinhead' covering his face - he is 'kinder' and 'gentler' than he is publicly portrayed.
'He's a very sweet, loving…He's a really kind-hearted, good person,' she said, defending her plans to marry the man who faces the death penalty for murder.
Herrera, from Sacramento, California, plans to marry Allgier, 31, in a ceremony at the Utah State Prison in Draper on August 8.
A 12-year-old girl was wounded by a ricocheting bullet in Banning, when her mother fired a tiny pistol she mistook for a cigarette lighter, police said. Banning police described the incident as an accidental shooting. A photo of the revolver has been realesed by Banning police. A "juvenile gunshot victim" was reported at about 5:40 p.m. on Sunday and officers responded to the emergency room at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.
Rachel Avila, 30, told police she and her 12-year-old daughter, both of Banning, were talking with friends in front of their mobile home when Avila found what she thought was a novelty cigarette lighter. The lighter resembled a miniature firearm and it was lying on the ground, Avila told police.
Avila picked it up and tried to light it by pulling the trigger. The first time Avila pulled the trigger, nothing happened. The second time she pulled the trigger, a .22-calibre bullet was fired. "The bullet struck the ground, and then ricocheted upward and entered her daughter’s upper right arm," the police statement said.
The girl was taken to San Gorgonio Memorial, where she was treated and released. The weapon Avila said resembled a cigarette lighter was identified as a North American Arms .22-calibre "derringer style" revolver. The case remains under investigation.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A woman injured while having sex in a motel room paid for by her employer deserved the same treatment as someone who had slipped in the shower or been bashed, her lawyer has argued.
Barrister Leo Grey told the Federal Court this morning that his case involves a public servant’s fight for compensation after being injured during a night of passion, “wasn’t about sex.”
The federal government employee, who cannot be identified, was injured when a glass light fitting came away from the wall above the bed as she was having sex with a man.
The light struck her in the face, leaving her with injuries to her nose, mouth and a tooth, as well as “a consequent psychiatric injury”, described as an adjustment disorder. She claims entitlement to compensation because her injuries were caused “during the course of her employment”, as she had been sent to a country town to stay the night ahead of a meeting early the next day.
“This is no different than slipping over in the shower or being bashed by a gang of thugs after a dispute over a woman,” Mr Grey said. But Andrew Berger, counsel for Comcare, submitted that having sex was not a “necessary activity” for a motel room, in the same way that “showering, bathing or sleeping” is.
The government’s workplace safety body ComCare rejected her compensation claim finding the sexual activity “was not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay like showering, sleeping or eating”. In submissions filed to the court, the woman’s lawyers have argued that being injured while having sex “during an interval or interlude within an overall period or episode of work” was no different to being hurt doing other recreational activities. “Serious drinking and socializing may be regarded as a recreational activity, yet injuries resulting from those activities … have been found to be compensable,” her lawyers argue.
Is ComCare serious? Why else would people check into a motel if not for sex? If you want a good night's sleep you check into a hotel.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A woman was arrested at a strip club Tuesday night after her newborn baby was missing, officials said.
Micah Ashley Alford, 26 was apprehended on a probation violation at Ritz Cabaret, where she was applying for a job, investigators said.
Galveston County Precinct 8 deputy constables said they received information that Alford delivered a baby five days ago, which she ultimately confirmed. Deputies said Alford had a warrant out for her arrest because her probation was revoked. They said she failed a drug test when she was 5 months pregnant.
When deputies asked Alford where her baby was while she was dancing, she refused to tell them, officials said.
Shortly after police put out an alert for the baby, two women called saying they had him.
They told investigators another woman gave them the baby and he had no milk or diapers at that time, but they went and bought those items. The women then agreed to meet officers at the Academy parking lot on Edgebrook and the Gulf Freeway to hand over the infant, who was fine.
Officers had been searching for the newborn for four days.
Records show that this is Alford's fourth child and that the other three were taken away by Child Protective Services.
According to police officers, Alford has prior charges of DWI, child endangerment and child abandonment.
Deputies were called to a Westchase apartment on Monday after two women living there reported finding cameras hidden in their bathroom, bedrooms and living room.
Deputies discovered the cameras inside smoke detectors and motion sensors for an alarm system.
The women are from Bulgaria and have lived at the apartment on Tuscany Bay Drive for three months. They are visiting the United States as students and planned to stay for a year.
Detectives are looking into whether the cameras were part of an active recording system and whether they were being recorded at a remote location or over the internet.
Since this story broke out I've been searching porn websites to locate videos of these two ladies. But no luck. My imaginations appears to be getting the better of me - girl on girl encounters, nude dish washing, candle lit bubble baths. Must find those videos.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
A mystery man believed to be in his 70s who has been locked up in a Utah jail for more than three weeks, refusing to provide his name, was identified Tuesday as a missing New Mexico man, authorities said.
The graying, disheveled man with blue eyes and a scruffy face was booked into the Utah County Jail as "John Doe" on July 1 after being arrested for trespassing in the Provo Police Department parking garage, about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Since then, investigators have been publicizing his mug shot and reaching out to the media and public to figure out who he is. About 100 tips had led nowhere. Authorities even considered the man might have been a missing district attorney from Pennsylvania, but later ruled that out.
Another Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday confirmed that authorities have determined the man is Phillip T. Beavers of New Mexico.
Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in an email to The Associated Press that the man's brother identified him. No other details were immediately available.
Beavers is being held on $1,200 cash bond for three misdemeanor charges of interfering with an investigation, failure to provide information to a police officer and criminal trespass.He has been practically silent in jail, save for a few brief conversations with Harris and a deputy who have been trying to get him to talk. Authorities ran the man's fingerprints through a state database but came up with nothing.
This story is priceless. The New York Daily News reports:
Constance Meester claims her famous daughter reneged on an oral agreement to pay her $10,000 a month, cancelled her health insurance and assaulted her in December by “throwing her to the ground and repeatedly hitting her with a bottle.”So how dysfunctional is this family? Well Leighton was born while her mother was serving a federal prison sentence in Texas. Mom was allowed to stay in a halfway house for the birth, but had to return to prison on the day Leighton turned three months. The future star was raised by a relative while mom served out her sentence for her role in a major drug-running ring.
The 54-year-old mom says Leighton’s “malicious” treatment has left her “destitute” as she cares for the star’s ailing younger brother.
She alleges in the suit filed Monday that her house fell into foreclosure and she needs $5,000 a month to treat her Hepatitis C.
Constance Meester argues she deserves the millions in cash because she “sacrificed her happiness” to further her daughter’s career, according to the suit.
Leighton Meester, 25, hasn’t addressed the allegations publicly, but (she) filed her own suit Friday in anticipation of the claims.
Her suit alleges she sent $7,500 a month to support her brother Alexander and that her mom used the money for plastic surgery, Botox injections and hair extensions.
Can't wait to see how this turns out.
Crowne Plaza is trialing the first "snore absorption" rooms at 10 hotels in Europe and the Middle East, whilst six branches in Britain have implemented "snore patrols" this month in a bid to combat noisy sleepers.
"Snore monitors" patrol corridors in the designated quiet zones of Crowne Plaza hotels in the cities of London, Leeds and Manchester. Their job is to listen out for offensive noises and knock on the door of guests who snore too loudly.
"We have quiet zones on two floors of the hotel. As Snore Monitor, I conduct floor walks to check for noise disruptions, paying particular attention to the quiet zone rooms," said Laura Simpson, Snore Monitor at Leeds Crowne Plaza hotel in northern England.
"Guests can ask to stay our quiet zone rooms if they are particularly light sleepers."
However, repeat offenders will be offered an alternative room away from the "quiet zone" for their next stay.
I suspect that many married couple eventually migrate to separate bedrooms, Either one or both spouses snore creating too many sleepless nights. No doubt if the choice is the possibility of sex versus a guaranteed full night sleep, most people go for the sleep.
Monday, July 25, 2011
His family presumed he was dead when they could not wake him on Saturday night and contacted a private morgue in a rural village in the Eastern Cape.
He spent almost 24 hours inside the morgue, the region's health department spokesman told the Sapa news agency.
The two attendants later returned and called for an ambulance.
The man - whose identity has been withheld - was treated in hospital for dehydration.
Don't you ever worry that while you're asleep someone mistakes you a corpse? My view is that snoring goes a long way to reassuring your loved ones that you are still among the living. Or a worse scenario to waking up in a morgue is someone trying to use a defibrillator on you. Ouch!
An Indiana man has been charged with three counts of felony criminal recklessness for allegedly firing a gun over the head of his girlfriend after she declined his marriage proposal. Police responded to a call of shots fired at the home of Robert Kleman last Sunday where he claimed the gun was accidentally discharged by his friend “Eric the Invader” after it was dropped on the floor. Kleman, 29 subsequently blamed two other individuals, one named “Chris” and the other named “Cricket” with firing the errant shot. source
Deputies arrested a 40-year-old man Thursday evening after a brief standoff at his Apache Street home. Lon Allen Groves has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, kidnap and firing weapon while under the influence. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's press release, Groves and his wife were arguing over which granddaughter was her favorite when the intoxicated man pushed her to the ground and put a gun to her head. The woman's son, according to Groves arrest report, walked in and saw Groves holding a 9 mm pistol to his mother's head. He grabbed his younger sibling, and called 911 once they were safely outside of the home. The woman said Groves held her against her will for a short period of time. source
A stoned thief in Arizona carjacked an ambulance parked outside a house fire and staged a pre-dawn demolition derby, crashing into cars, signs, fences - and at least one home.
Police said Travis Ward, 28, boosted the empty emergency vehicle around 4 a.m. Sunday while nearly a dozen cops and firefighters battled to save lives from a raging blaze at a home in west Phoenix.
Rescue crews had left the engine running in order to keep the vehicle cool for any burn victims they managed to pull from the blaze, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson told the Arizona Republic.
Ward drove for several blocks, tearing up people's lawns and smashing into a stop sign, a brick wall and several parked cars, cops said.
The terrifying joyride came to an end after Ward plowed into a house a few blocks from the fire, officials said.
No one was hurt in early morning mayhem, cops said.
The property damage is estimated at more that $75,000, and the ambulance is worth nearly $250,000. Phoenix Fire Department officials said Sunday the ambulance was "wrecked." It was unclear if it was damaged beyond repair. Ward was arrested and charged with theft and criminal damage. Cops said he admitted to smoking marijuana before the crash-course caper.
I can't believe that anyone can get this crazy smoking weed. My experience is that I end up eating 6 pounds of Poppycock or listening to Ramble On by Led Zeppelin over and over again for 3 hours. This guy was either on meth or smoking some shit he got from the Navajo or Hopi Indians in Arizona.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
His targets: Marxists, Muslims, “suicidal humanists,” and “global capitalists.” His goal: “the European civil war: 1999-2083.” His view of himself: a Knight’s Templar, a crusading Christian warrior defending monoculture, patriarchy, and “European isolationism.”