Thursday, September 30, 2010


If they can’t find a rival gang member to kill, they will find one of their own.
by Bob Walsh
PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 28, 2010
That simple phrase was used as an explanation, or even justification, by the pack that stomped a 14-year old to death in Stockton last month. For those not up on the patois, a "buster" is someone who wants to drop out of the gang, presumably one who "busts up" the gang relationship. For many it is a crime, punishable by death. It was for Rin Ros.
The eight accused murderers, ages 14 to 23, were apparently just enforcing the code. All eight are being prosecuted as adults, though they deny they intended to kill Ros.
Their preliminary hearing will take place on October 18th. I strongly suspect they will all be held to answer the charges.
Clicking here will link to an excellent Stockton Record story on this subject.
Note: Alex says, "A ‘buster’ is also a deragatory name for a norteno gang member." And CSJ says, "That’s interesting. At my prison, a Buster is a Norteno (as in sod buster). It’s a term used by South Siders (scraps)."
The Nortenos are a branch of Nuestra Familia, a prison gang of members from Northern California that was formed as a rival to the Southern California members of the Mexican Mafia. A member of this gang is a Norteno (male) or Nortena (female).


America’s liberal Jews continue to show their true colors. Actually, Liberman’s population exchange proposal makes some good sense.
Foreign Minister proposes controversial land swap, says Mideast peace deal could take 'decades'; Netanyahu says he didn't see speech beforehand, but doesn't reject the idea
By Shlomo Shamir and Barak Ravid
September 29, 2010
Many American Jewish leaders fumed Wednesday when Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed "an exchange of populated territory" as part of a Mideast peace deal in a speech before the UN General Assembly in New York.
Lieberman suggested ceding parts of Israel with large Arab populations to a future Palestinian state in exchange for Israel keeping large settlement blocs in the West Bank, a proposal which has been part of his party's platform.
Lieberman also raised the possibility of aiming for a long-term interim agreement with the Palestinians, rather than a final-status one, but warned that this "could take a few decades."
Many Israelis and U.S. Jews were outraged by the foreign minister's speech, and several American Jewish leaders demanded Lieberman's resignation.
"If Lieberman can't keep his personal opinions to himself, he ought to resign from the cabinet," said Seymour Reich, a former president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.
"Every time Foreign Minister Lieberman voices his skepticism about achieving peace, he undermines Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's credibility," agreed another New York Jewish leader. "Lieberman gives Abu Mazen [Abbas] and the Arab League an opportunity to reinforce their claim that Netanyahu isn't serious."
But Abraham Foxman, the long-time head of the Anti-Defamation League, told Haaretz that Lieberman's positions were not completely at odds with Netanyahu's policy, given the prime minister's stated view that implementation of any peace agreement would have to be spread out over a number of years.
"Lieberman explained that the conflict will not be solved within a year and that implementation of the peace agreement will take generations," Foxman said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had not seen Lieberman's speech in advance - but did not reject his land swap proposal.
The Prime Minister's Office issued a statement on Wednesday stating that "Lieberman's address was not coordinated with the prime minister," adding that "Netanyahu is the one handling the negotiations on Israel's behalf. The various issues surrounding a peace agreement will be discussed and decided only at the negotiating table, and nowhere else."
But sources close to Netanyahu have privately said he doesn't consider Lieberman's views to be illegitimate and does not intend to chastise him for the speech.


Fast forward: Twenty years from now, this four-year-old will be a major drug dealer and it will require a SWAT team to take her down.
By John Nova Lomax
Houston Press Hair Balls
September 29, 2010
Even the most grizzled cops in the Rio Grande Valley town of San Juan say this is a new one for them, and that's saying something.

They say they have had to remove a four-year-old girl from her home after neighbors complained that the pre-kindergartener had been going door to door trying to interest them in buying weed.

And here you thought kids these days lacked initiative...
Acting on an anonymous tip, San Juan police knocked on the door of 22-year-old Maria Ipina and asked her about the allegations. Ipina consented to a search of her home, and reports say a toddler was present, though it's not clear if that child was the same one as the little pot-dealing prodigy that brought the heat to her family's door.
Police say they found no weed, but did come up with over one stash of over 200 grams of cocaine and another 20-odd packages of yayo hidden in a cereal box. Magically delicious indeed...
Ipina is scheduled to be arraigned in Hidalgo County Court on the drug charges and could also face child-endangerment charges. CPS took the child into custody. No word on whether the girl tried to get the social workers stoned or if she faces any charges for trying to bring reefer madness to her neighborhood.


The Daily Mail headline may be a bit premature since this is the ruling of only one Canadian judge.
Mail Online
September 29, 2010
Canada has taken a large step towards decriminalizing prostitution after a judge agreed with a dominatrix that current laws put sex workers at increased risk from violent clients.
Prostitution itself is not illegal in Canada, but there are laws which criminalize most aspects of the trade.
However, at Ontario Superior Court, Justice Susan Himel repealed three of those laws to allow 'communicating for the purposes of prostitution, pimping and operating a brothel.'

The ruling came in a case brought by Toronto dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford, whose Bondage Bungalow in northern Toronto has previously been raided by police.
Ms Bedford, described in court documents as a prostitute who had been beaten and raped while working in the streets of Windsor, Calgary and Vancouver, argued the laws force sex workers from the safety of their homes to face violence on the streets.
She said: 'It's like emancipation day for sex trade workers.
'The federal government must now take a stand and clarify what is legal and not legal between consenting adults in private.'

Justice Himel said the laws violated a provision of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantee 'the right to life, liberty and security' and agreed that the dangers prostitutes face far outweigh any potential harm to the public.
In a 131-page ruling, Justice Himel said: 'These laws... force prostitutes to choose between their liberty, interest and their right to security of the person.'
Valerie Scott and Amy Lebovitc, the other two women who launched the challenge along with Bedford, said the legal changes meant sex workers could now pick up the phone and call the police to report a violent client.

The ruling - which currently only applies to Ontario - is subject to a 30-day delay because Justice Himel gave the Canadian government time to consider how to deal with the potential emergence of unlicensed brothels.
If the decision stands, prostitutes will be able to communicate freely with customers on the street, conduct business in their homes or brothels and hire bodyguards and accountants without exposing them to the risk of criminal sanctions.
But the changes may not come into effect because Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has said the government is seriously considering an appeal against the ruling.
'We will fight to ensure that the criminal law continues to address the significant harms that flow from prostitution to both communities and the prostitutes themselves, along with other vulnerable persons,' said Mr Nicholson.
Critics of the legal changes fear the ruling will make Canada a haven for human traffickers.
But street prostitution in the country has attracted attention in recent years following the trial of Robert Pickton, a Vancouver pig farmer who was convicted in 2007 of killing of six sex workers. He is suspected in dozens more killings.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Yesterday’s shooting incident on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin has renewed the debate on whether or not students who are licensed to carry a concealed handgun should be allowed to bring their weapons on campus.
According to all the Houston media outlets, most of the students who have been questioned in the last two days are opposed to having students carry guns on campus.
Faculty members are almost unanimous in their opposition to guns on campus. What else would you expect from a bunch of pussy professors. They believe that it would make campuses less safe and lead to an increase in shooting incidents. One University of Houston professor expressed the widely held view that in a shooting incident, it would be chaos if students were to draw their guns because the cops would not be able to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys.
The Vice-President of the Houston Police Officers Union does not buy that chaos crap and believes colleges would be safer if licensed students were to carry their guns on campus.
Back when states started licensing citizens to carry concealed handguns, the chicken-little gun control crowd screamed that it would be a shootout at the OK corral and lead to an increase in violent crime. Well, they were wrong, dead wrong! In every state where licensing laws have been enacted there has been a decrease in violent crime.
I am personally in favor of allowing students with a concealed carry license to bring their guns on college campuses. I agree with those who believe that it would make colleges safer.


As a peace officer, criminal justice educator and gun dealer, I used to hold ATF in the highest regard. In recent years though, ATF has become politicized to the extent that it has become the mouthpiece of anti-gunners. I’ve become convinced that ATF either manipulates or even goes so far as to fabricates information it releases on how the Mexican drug cartels obtain their weapons.
President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder are all flat out lying when they claim that the Mexican drug cartels are getting 90 percent of their military-style weapons from the United States, mostly from Texas gun dealers. And those are the folks ATF is working for.
That 90 percent figure has been repeated many times, but says it's bogus: "The figure represents only the percentage of crime guns that have been submitted by Mexican officials and traced by U.S. officials. ... U.S. and Mexican officials both say that Mexico recovers more guns than it submits for tracing ... " And FactCheck says Mexico only submits those it already has reason to believe came from the United States.'
And Joan Neuhaus Schaan, a fellow for Homeland Security and Terrorism programs in the prestigious James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, has exposed the Obama administration for throwing out phony statistics on the drug cartel guns. Her research revealed that of the weapons acquired by Mexican drug cartels, only 20-25 percent come from the United States. The remaining 75-80 percent are believed to come from Asia, Europe, South America and the Soviet bloc states. Schaan believes that to the extent U.S. military weapons have been found, they have most likely been sold to or provided by the U.S. government to another government and subsequently diverted. [See DRUG CARTELS DO NOT GET MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS FROM TEXAS GUN DEALERS (2), 10-16-2009]

On Monday, Police One carried an Associated Press story (‘10 STATES SELL HALF OF IMPORTED CRIME GUNS: States with more relaxed gun laws are favored by criminals and gun traffickers as the sources of guns’) in which Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an association of more than 500 mayors led by New York's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino, complained that 21,000 guns connected to crimes in their cities had been exported from other states. The AP story also reported that ATF traced more than 145,000 guns used in crimes in 2009 and found that more than 43,000 of those weapons were sold in other states, with 49 percent having been sold in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California or Arizona.
Bloomberg, Menino, Chicago’s Richard Daley and most other big city mayors are well know for their advocacy of strict gun controls. That alone should make the ATF statistics highly suspect. It looks like ATF is now manipulating or fabricating information on the exportation of guns within the U.S. just like they've been doing it with the Mexican statistics.
Dozens of law enforcement officers quickly responded to the AP story on Police One, with almost every one of them beating up on those ATF statistics. One of them, Albanyga, belittled those statistics when he said, "According to the website, the 2010 population of the U.S. is 305,689,000. The population of the ten states listed here, combined, is 141,431,788. That works out to roughly 46 percent of the U.S. population living in these 10 states, where 49 percent of the guns were sold. Bet they didn't take that into account either." It has come down to where many law enforcement officers no longer trust the politicized ATF.
In the past, I have posted several blogs in which I wrote that the Mexican drug cartels do not get their military-style weapons from dealers at gun shows in Texas and other states. Two of the Police One readers responded to the AP story by slamming the claims that the Mexican drug cartels get their guns from us. I could not have put it any better.
M. Towers wrote: As a San Antonio/Bexar County Officer, I can tell you that things are HOT on the Mexican border, and it ain't with Texas gun show guns. Mexico has TWO coast lines; one on the pacific and one on the Atlantic. They can buy all the full auto, belt fed, and com bloc rocket launchers they want at much cheaper prices. And if you think the Mexican government controls things, just ask all the public officials and policemen assassinated in the last 4-5 years--26,000 and counting!!! And, Hillary wants to give them another 1.2Billion in aid so they can buy more guns. The problem is NOT Texas, it is Mexico!!! Wake up!!!!!!!!!!
And John Carp wrote: It's funny, when ever politicians lay out confiscated weapons for the press to see, they are 99 COMBLOC, fully automatic capable assault rifles, belt fed machine guns, (RPK) RPG's and hand grenades. Then the officials have the shear gall to say these are being purchased at Walmart and Big 5! This may be one of the biggest lies of this decade! How about where they really come from? Up from deep South America and former Soviet puppet states. Yes, I know you've seen M-16's! The "wonderful" federal police in Mexico routinely sell them and other military hardware to the bad guys!
Shame, shame on ATF! A once proud law enforcement agency has let itself become politicized and it seems to have come down on the side of the gun control crowd.


These brilliant crooks were lucky they didn’t get run over by a car driving through the bank’s drive-through.
By John Nova Lomax,
Houston Press Hair Balls
September 27, 2010
While we are no experts on the subject, we'd bet it was safe to say that if you are trying to pass a forged check, you probably want to move quick, but not too quick, and not attract attention to yourself.
You just want everything to seem as nice and normal as possible. The heavy lifting for that crime should be on the front end -- in the actual creation of a convincing fake, one that gives you the sort of confidence you need to just swagger up to the counter, get that cash, and walk back out the door, whistling all the while.
Three Houston men pretty much served up an object lesson in how not to do this last week in the East Texas town of Diboll.
It all started when two of the men -- Christopher Dale Cooper, 39, and Marcus Tyrone Bolt, 27 - decided that the best way to cash $4,000 worth of forged checks would be to walk up to the drive-through at Diboll's First Bank and Trust and hand them to the teller through the window.
So you be the bank employee here...
Two guys walk up to the drive-through in the middle of a Thursday afternoon, and each of them has a check for an identical amount from a local business.
We'd probably call the cops too...
Cooper and Bolt were arrested on the spot and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, though we believe that charge should be downgraded to a lesser crime, as a caper this dumb denigrates the very notion of the concept of "organized criminal activity." Police are still seeking a third accomplice -- 43-year-old Roderick Johnson, the alleged getaway driver. Police say Johnson sped off when he saw them bringing the hammer down on his cohorts.
And yes, Cooper and Bolt arrived in a car. Did we forget to mention that? Evidently they deemed it a somehow more cunning plan to hoof it through the drive-through. Why they thought that was a better idea than it to drive like everyone else, or actually go inside and try to pass their hot checks at the counter, is anybody's guess.


I agree with banning short skirts, low-cut blouses, certain types of grooming or any other distraction from the classroom, but this was an outside event. With the dismal state of education in America, you would think that school officials would be more concerned about smarting-up their students instead of worrying about what they will be wearing to a social function.
Mail Online
September 28, 2010
Fifty high school girls were turned away from their own homecoming dance because their dresses were too short, it has been revealed.
Pupils at Mesquite High School, in Dallas, had spent hundreds of dollars on their dresses and were left in tears after being refused entry.
Angry parents were escorted off the school premises by security guards after they tried to point out some girls were being allowed in with identical dresses.

Christina Barnes, 17, spent $400 dollars on her dream dress and worked extra shifts as a part-time waitress to save up enough money to pay for it.
Her mother Sarah told CBS11: 'It was horrible. It was horrible. She was in tears. All her friends were in tears.'
Jaclynn, also 17, said that she was told: 'Your dress is too short, your dress shows too much cleavage.
A poster for the school dance called for 'modest' attire and cautioned against wearing anything 'too short' or 'too tight'.
But several of the girls said they were unaware of the warning because their dates bought tickets for them.
Around 900 bought tickets for $30 each.
Christina's father Bryan said he felt insulted by school officials.
'I'm one of the most conservative dads out there... it's questioning my integrity, my judgement.'
Parents of some of the girls took photographs of other pupils being allowed to enter the dance wearing apparently shorter skirts.
Christina has now demanded an apology and a refund for the dance she could never attend.
She said: 'I don't get that back. It's my senior year, my last year of high school.'
Ian Halperin, a school district spokesman, said that the policy for outside events is longstanding and that students had been told what to expect.
'The students had been told all week long during the announcements there would be a dress code,' he said.
'The whole point of this is it should have not been a surprise to any young lady that her dress would be reviewed before entering the dance.'

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


You won’t find this story covered by America’s mainstream media.
Al Jaquzzah News Service
September 26, 2010
PESHAR, PAKISTAN – After an extensive undercover investigation that took our reporters from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and finally to Pakistan, we have confirmed that Saudi scientists working in Pakistan under the direction of Al Qaeda have developed several biological weapons of mass destruction designed to unleash pests that will make life miserable for a targeted population. Their work is being funded by members of the Saudi royal family.
Al Jaquzzah has also confirmed that three of these weapons have already been unleashed against the Great Satan. In 2009, Ahmed Muhammad Mustafa al Ibaba, one of Osama bin Laden’s American born operatives, succeeded in setting off Bed Bug bombs in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and other major cities in the United States. [See BarkGrowlBite: TERRORIST ARRESTED FOR UNLEASHING WEPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AGAINST THE GREAT SATAN, 9-1-10]
This year, another one of bin Laden’s operatives set of a Flea Bomb in Texas. [See BarkGrowlBite: IN EAST TEXAS, IT’S NOT BEDBUGS, 9-7-10] The Saudi scientists developed that bomb using a Pakistani species of fleas known for their ferocious appetite and their ability to spread quickly throughout the population, both human and animal.
The Saudi scientists also succeeded in developing a biological weapon of mass destruction containing the brown marmorated stink bug, scientific name Halyomorpha halys. This particular species of stink bugs are a huge pest problem. They cause damage to fruits and plants through their feeding, invade buildings for shelter during winter, and are notorious for the foul odor they release as a defense mechanism.
Al Jaquzzah has learned that last winter a third bin Laden operative set off a bomb containing these stink bugs in Portsmouth, N.H. that quickly infiltrated houses and buildings throughout New England. Thousands of Americans have been sickened by the foul odor emitted by these pests and damage to agricultural products has been extensive.
Al Ibaba, the Bedbug Bomber, was caught by the FBI last month and remains in custody pending his trial on terrorism charges. The identities of the Flea Bomber and the Stinkbug Bomber are unknown and they remain at large.


Back in 1979, Dan White blamed Twinkies for his killings of San Fransicko mayor George Moscone and supervisor Sean Penn – oops, I mean Harvey Milk. White claimed he was suffering from Diminished Capacity brought about by a high consumption of sugar.
Now lawyers for a Kentucky man, Woody Will Smith, used the defense that their client admitted to the strangulation murder of Amanda Hornsby-Smith in 2009 only because the cops plied him full of coffee while they questioned him. The lawyers claimed that his statements to police were made under high stress ‘fueled by large amounts of caffeine’ and a lack of sleep.
White’s ‘Twinkie Defense’ worked in that he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter instead of the capital murder charge for which he was tried. Unfortunately for Smith, the ‘Coffee Defense’ didn’t work for him. It took a jury in Newport less than two hours to convict him of murdering his wife.
(Actually, White’s lawyers never mentioned anything about Twinkies before, during or after his trial. The term ‘ Twinkie Defense’ was something cooked up by the media.)

I also posted this on PACOVILLA Corrections blog.
Kl2008a commented: Forget the caffiene defense. A smarter move would’ve been that the cops gave him too much coffee, then wouldn’t let him bleed his lizard until he gave up the grapes. That could fly as a forced admission, don’t you think?
And Bob Walsh added: If it was in California, it would probably work.


Bob Walsh says: The United Nations has descended into a bad joke. I think it is about time that we invite somebody else, like maybe the French (they wanted it in the first place) take over as host country of the U N and then they can support this international pack of leeches.
And here is proof that Bob is right:
Mail Online
September 27, 2010
If aliens ever land on Earth there will no longer be any confusion over who will greet them with the news the United Nations is set to appoint an astrophysicist to be their first human contact.
Mazlan Othman is expected to be tasked with coordinating humanity's response to an extraterrestrial visit, if ever required.
The 58-year-old Malaysian will tell a conference next week that with the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting around other stars, the detection of alien life is becoming more and more likely.

Ms Othman, currently the head of the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), recently told fellow scientists that mankind needed to be ready to deal with alien contact.

'The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day human kind will received signals from extraterrestrials,' she said.
'When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject.
'The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.'

Plans to make UNOOSA the coordinating body for dealing with alien encounters are set to be debated by UN scientific advisory committees.
If the idea is backed it will then head to General Assembly.
Professor Richard Crowther, head of the UK delegation to the UN committee, admitted recently: '[Ms] Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a "take me to your leader" person.'
In April though Professor Stephen Hawking warned that the alien contact, if it ever comes, may not be as friendly as has been hoped.
In a documentary, the 68-year-old scientist said he imagined aliens arriving in 'massive ships' and could try to colonize Earth and plunder the planet's resources.
'We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,' he said.
'I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.'
He added: 'It would be 'too risky' to attempt to make contact with alien races. If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.'

Monday, September 27, 2010


It seems obvious that instead of being race-neutral, the Department of Justice is catering to President Obama and Attorney General Holder’s black brethren.
In OBAMA’S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPOINTEES IGNORE FACTS AND PROSECUTORS’ OBJECTIONS, GIVE BLACK PANTHERS A PASS (6-9-10), I reproduced the Washington Times op ed column by J. Christian Adams which denounced the Justice Department’s dismissal of voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party. At the time of the dismissals, Adams served as a voting rights attorney at DOJ.
In his op ed piece, Adams wrote about a clash voting section chief Christopher Coats had with Steve Rosenbaum, chief of the special litigation section in the Civil Rights Division. Here is what Adams wrote;
"Mr. Rosenbaum admitted that he had not bothered to read the most important department documents detailing the investigative facts and applicable law in the New Black Panther case. Christopher Coates, the former Voting Section chief, was so outraged at this dereliction of responsibility that he actually threw the memos at Mr. Rosenbaum in the meeting where they were discussing the dismissal of the case. The department subsequently removed all of Mr. Coates' responsibilities and sent him to South Carolina ."
Now, appearing before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on Friday, Christopher Coates has testified about the Black Panther voting intimidation dismissals contrary to a DOJ directive forbidding him to testify. Commission Chairman Gerald Reynolds declared that Coates was testifying "at great personal risk to himself." Coates asked for protection under the Whistle Blower’s Act.
According to Daniel Foster of the National Review, Coates testified that the downgrading of the case against the New Black Panther Party was evidence of a Justice Department culture which discouraged "race neutral" enforcement of civil rights laws, frowned on prosecuting minority perpetrators and folded under pressure from black and Latino rights groups. "They have not pursued the goal of equal protection of the law for all people," he said.
Coates accused the Justice Department of caving in to outside influence groups, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which he said demanded that prosecutors drop the case. "Many of these groups act…as special interest lobbies for racial and ethnic minorities and demand not equal treatment but enforcement of the Voting Rights Act only for racial and language minorities," Coates said.
The outcome of the New Black Panthers Party case, he said, confirmed his concerns that his superiors are interested only in protecting minorities.
Coates backed up the testimony that J. Christian Adams had given previously to the commission.
I believe this must be some of that ‘Hope and Change’ the Obama campaign was all about – that is, at least for minorities. It all goes to show that JUSTICE IS MORE EQUAL FOR SOME THAN FOR OTHERS.
Oh yes, I think I should mention that Coates is no right-wing Republican. He happens to be a former attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. And as an ACLU attorney, Coates won awards from several civil rights organizations.


Any father of a teenage daughter can sympathize with this officer. But if the boy’s parents were not in on the ‘arrest’, this dad will find himself in deep shit all the way up to his neck.
By Daniel Bates
Mail Online
September 26, 2010
Most fathers would have taken him aside for a quiet chat. [Not in Texas where a father more likely would have shotgunned the kid.]
But when one police officer found out a 15-year-old boy had slept with his 14-year-old step-daughter, he took things a little bit further.
The unnamed California motorcycle cop went round to the youth’s house in uniform and staged a fake arrest, claiming that he was being detained for sexual assault.
As his parents looked on, the officer handcuffed the boy and gave him a five-minute dressing down about his conduct before letting him go.

The policeman has now been put on administrative leave whilst an internal investigation and a district attorney probe are carried out.

The officer drove to the boy’s house on his police motorbike and went inside where mobile phone footage taken by one of the boy’s parents shows him standing in the middle of the room lecturing the youth.
On the footage the officer says to the boy: ‘It does not bode well for you. Do you know what that means? No?
‘Not a good thing that the person you had sex with is a cop's daughter. The district attorney will probably file charges.’
The family’s lawyer said the officer’s behaviour amounted to ‘scared straight’ tactics that went too far.
‘He made comments like, 'You don't mess with a cop's daughter.' That's a show of authority, that's inappropriate,’ attorney Tony Boskovich said.

‘Applying force, applying handcuffs, threatening the young man with things such as rape in prison.
‘He acted like a cowboy. He lost it, he came in and he abused his authority.’
Lawyers for the policeman have suggested that the boy’s parents were complicit either by giving their permission or doing nothing to stop the tirade.
Attorney Terry Bowman said: ‘At no time did you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. So the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective,’ she said.
‘The officer was essentially invited to use 'scare straight' tactics, and there were no objections to the lecture or the handcuffing.
‘Everything was done in the spirit of reaching a troubled young man who is heading down the wrong path.’
She added that early in the video the boy's stepfather advises his handcuffed son: ‘Use your head. Think about what he is talking to you about. Listen to his words. Replay them in your head.’
The boy's parents filed a complaint with the police and both the boy and the girl were cited for unlawful sexual intercourse.

San Jose Police Department spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said the officer may have violated some of the force policies which relate to conduct involving personal feelings and policing ones own neighbourhood, but could not comment further.
Should the district attorney file criminal charges the officer could face jail for false imprisonment.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Are we Islamophobic if we are concerned about the loyalty of American Muslims?
By Leslie S. Lebl
September 25, 2010
In the current wave of accusations that Americans are extremists and Islamophobes, Raymond Ibrahim offers a sobering look at the question of Muslim loyalty to America. He notes:
"Prominent American Muslim jurists have … proclaimed that ‘It is forbidden to work for the FBI or for U.S. security services because these harm Muslims.’ Another Muslim jurist said it is permissible for Muslims to serve in the U.S. military — provided they are not ‘involved in fighting, harming, or even bothering Muslims at all.’ Similarly, the authoritative Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America issued a fatwa stating that it is ‘not permissible’ for American Muslims to send aid, even food, to American troops serving in Muslim countries."
But what about those not in the military? Well: "when necessary, Muslims are permitted to feign friendship and loyalty to non-Muslims, or, in the words of Abu Darda, a pious companion of Muhammad, ‘We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.’"
Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy tries to ‘out’ Islamists by challenging them to public debates in which he asks pointed questions designed to reveal this kind of deception. Many more people need to do the same. It may not fix the problem, but it will raise the stakes for those Muslims who are indeed disloyal to the United States.
I have no way of knowing how many American Muslims are loyal and how many are not, but this is not/not a religious question and should not be obfuscated under the rubric of ‘religious freedom.’ It will keep coming up, every time an ‘extremist’ tries to kill other people. Our elites may refuse to acknowledge this problem, but the average American knows it’s there, lurking.


Let me see if I got this straight. Officer arrests woman for trespassing, cuffs her and places her in the back of his police car. Officer leaves engine running and stands outside his vehicle to complete the investigation. Woman manages to slip her cuffs from behind to front and disables protective screen separating the front from the rear of the police car. Woman crawls undetected over front seat and drives off leaving officer standing in the dust.
What’s wrong with this picture? Well, there’s a bunch of mistakes. Two come to mind right away: (1) When the officer left his patrol car, he kept the engine running, something officers often tend to do. (2) The officer did not keep his prisoner in sight at all times.
Managed to slide open the prisoner screen that separates the front and rear areas of the patrol car
Associated Press
September 25, 2010
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A handcuffed woman was accused of swiping a Port Arthur police car and leading officers on a chase at speeds topping 100 mph. Police Chief Mark Blanton told KFDM-TV that nobody was injured in Friday's chase involving a woman arrested on a trespassing charge at the Port Arthur campus of Lamar State College.
Blanton said a witness told police that the woman managed to slide open the prisoner screen that separates the front and rear areas of the patrol car, crawling from the rear seat into the driver's seat. The officer was outside the running vehicle, completing his investigation.
The chase lasted about 10 miles on Highway 69 until the patrol car's tires were shredded by spike strips thrown on the road by other officers.
Port Arthur is 80 miles east of Houston.


This crook was treated like a piece of trash. A priceless story like this doesn’t come around very often.
Mail Online
September 24, 2010
When police were called out to a robbery at their local Wal-Mart , the suspected thief appeared to vanish into thin air.
For about 40 minutes on Wednesday morning, officers in Alliance, Ohio searched the area for a suspect who was accused of trying to sneak about $1,000 worth of merchandise out of the superstore's side door.
Then the police got a call from an man claiming to be his friend.
Alliance Police Lt. William Morris told Fox 8 News that the caller told police that his friend, James Brienzo, 37, had used his mobile phone to get help.

He was 'hiding in a dumpster behind a Wal-Mart in Alliance and he was hiding from police and it was just picked up and dumped in a trash truck and they were mobile and he needed help.'
Emergency operators also took a 911 call from a frantic Brienzo, begging them to find the truck. 'I'm in the back of a trash truck that keeps compacting me!' Brienzo said as dispatchers urged him to calm down.
Police say Brienzo was literally being compacted along with between six and eight tons of rubbish mostly discarded cardboard.

As Stark County Emergency Management officials used the signal from Brienzo's mobile phone to locate where he was, police were frantically searching Alliance for the truck.
During a 16-minute conversation, Brienzo told dispatchers he thought he was dying. 'I'm dying man,' he said, complaining his bones were being crushed, saying he knew he wouldn't walk again and screaming at the top of his lungs each time the truck driver picked up another load and compacted what was in the truck.
He is heard telling dispatchers at one point that he didn't care what happened to him, he just wanted to live.

Officer Anthony Palozzi was the first to locate the truck near a recycling plant in Alliance, and said the driver was startled when he told him there could be a man in the back.
Palozzi said he jumped inside the truck and tried digging through the cardboard to find Brienzo.
'When we first got in the truck we had no idea where he was. All we could hear was his voice. Eventually he could stick his hand out through some cardboard and that's where we started digging to get him free' Palozzi told Fox 8 News.
Lt. Morris arrived shortly thereafter.
"We tried freeing him from where he was and realized we couldn't, we just couldn't do it, and he was in a lot of pain and asked that we just dumped the truck," Morris said.
Because the truck was only about 300 yards away from the Alliance recycling plant officers escorted it there, even though it was not the driver's planned destination.
The back of the truck was opened and its contents emptied on the lot. Brienzo was found in a massive pile of rubbish toward the front of the truck. Officers still had to dig through the mountain of cardboard to get him out as workers at the plant nervously watched.
'He was in pretty bad shape when the got him out, he didn't look too good,' Noel Hatfield told reporters.
'To be honest with you, I figured he was almost dead because that packs so tight in there,' said Mike Hatfield.
Lt. Morris said they still had trouble digging Brienzo's legs out of the pile as he appeared to be slipping in and out of consciousness.
Brienzo was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Canton, then later flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Alliance police showed Fox 8 his record which filled out 26 pages, including a previous arrest at the same Wal Mart.
Lt. Morris said the truck was just leaving Alliance when they stopped it, heading toward a recycling center in Warren, and he does not believe Brienzo would have survived.
'There's no way he would have survived that trip,' Lt. Morris said. 'He was in a bad situation as it was... I think we found him just in time.'


This is alarming!
Beer contains female hormones! Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones!

Last month, Montreal University and scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.

Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption.
The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.
To test the theory, 100 men each drank 8 schooners of beer within a one (1) hour period.
It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects,yes, 100% of all these men:

1) Argued over nothing.

2) Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.
3) Gained weight.
4) Talked excessively without making sense.
5) Became overly emotional
6) Couldn't drive.
7) Failed to think rationally, and
8) Had to sit down while urinating
No further testing was considered necessary!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Here are some excerpts from a recent column by Larry Elder:
Dr. Fred Gottheil is an economics professor at the University of Illinois.
In January 2009, some 900 academics signed a four-page petition calling for a U.S. abandonment of the support of Israel. Gottheil learned that many of the petition signatories belonged to faculty from women's and gender studies departments. He decided to conduct an experiment.
Would the same professors sign a "Statement of Concern" over the anti-human rights, anti-gay, anti-woman practices in the Muslim Middle East? Gottheil composed a four-page document citing evidence of atrocities, along with the names of Muslim clerics and scholars defending these violations of human decency. He e-mailed his statement to 675 signers of the anti-Israel petition.
What happened? "The results were surprising," Gottheil said, "even though I thought the responses would be few. They were almost nonexistent."
Bottom line: Barbarity in the name of Islam is not even remotely condemned to the degree that the West condemns insensitivity by cartoonists, politicians and anti-Islam clerics. Why? A denunciation of Muslim practices suggests a superiority of American values and culture. The left finds the very notion objectionable.
Gottheil put it this way: "If leftist 'progressives' really cared about women, gays and lesbians, then they would be fighting for their rights in places where such rights are really violated -- like under Hamas in Gaza and under the mullahs in Iran. But doing so would legitimize their own society and its values and therefore completely cripple their entire identity and life purpose, and so their purported concern for women, gays and lesbians has to go out the window."


When so much of the ‘international community’ is focused on demonizing Israel for its oppressive ‘occupation’ of Palestinian lands and its harsh treatment of the dispossessed Palestinians, I was reminded of a shameful chapter in our history by a movie I watched last night.
It was the first time I saw GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND, a 1993 film starring Wes Studi in an impressive performance as Geronimo, Jason Patrick, Gene Hackman as Brig. Gen. George Crook, Robert Duvall and a young Matt Damon.
While the film may not have been historically accurate, it did show how the American Indians - the politically correct term is Native Americans - were driven from their lands by the ‘white-eyes’ and forced to live in reservations that could barely sustain life. To pacify them, the army was ordered to make promises to the Indians that the U.S. government had no intention of keeping.
After watching the movie - and it was a good one - I did not come away feeling that the film was another liberal director’s attempt to make America look bad. My past work has taken me to a number of Indian Reservations in both California and Arizona. The squalor and abject poverty under which the Indians were living on those reservations is hard to fathom. The mortality rate is high and alcoholism is rampant.
Today, life on some Indian reservations is much better, but only because some tribes have been allowed to establish large gambling casinos. But for most Indians life on the reservation remains the same – in many instances bums on skid rows, including soused-up Indians, enjoy a better life.
For me there was one humorous moment in the film. When an army unit came upon some Apache men, women and children that had been killed and scalped by American bounty hunters, Duvall said that the bounty hunters had to be Texans because "A Texan is the lowest form of white man there is." Obviously, some screen writer had little use for us Texans.

For all those nations and individuals who are demonizing the Israelis, please take note: The treatment of the Palestinians pales when compared to America’s treatment of its Indians.

Israel is being told to return lands it captured during wars - wars that its enemies started. That’s no different than if the European Union were to condemn us for our oppressive occupation of Indian lands and demand we return parts of America’s West, Midwest and Southwest to the dispossessed Indians and for us to get out of ‘settlements’ like Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Omaha, Des Moines, Bismarck, Sioux Falls, etc...


So, what else is new?
by Maayana Miskin
September 24, 2010
The United Nations Human Rights Council probe of the late May flotilla clash between Israel commandos and Turkish terrorists has ended, as predicted, in a report harshly condemning Israel for the incident.
The report termed Israel's response to the attempt to defy its blockade of Hamas "disproportionate and brutal," and suggested that Israel be prosecuted for "willful killing." The report accused Israel of "a series of violations of international law."
UNHRC-appointed panel members also questioned Israel's right to impose a naval blockade on Hamas, saying residents of Hamas-controlled Gaza should be allowed to import by sea as well as by land. Israel has refused to allow imports by sea due to the lack of oversight over such imports, which could allow Hamas to import weapons.
The UNHRC report was conducted independently of the main body of the UN, which is carrying out its own probe. Members of the Human Rights Council announced the probe only after releasing a resolution accusing Israel of committing an "outrageous attack." A UN watchdog warned at the time that the probe verdict was already set.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office released a statement terming the UNHRC report "tendentious" and "distorted." The UNHRC is a group "most of whose decisions are based on an obsessive persecution of Israel," the statement said.
Videos showing passengers on the Mavi Marmara ambushing IDF soldiers and violently attacking them as they came aboard are widely available for viewing, the statement noted. However, it went on, "this did not prevent the committee from ignoring the facts and drawing false, predetermined conclusions."


It worked for awhile, but now Lorenzo, an important member of a Columbian drug cartel, has been captured and caged for life.
By David Gardner
Mail Online
September 23, 2010
Lorenzo the parrot is facing life behind bars in Colombia after being caught squawking on the police for a drug cartel.
Every time a police officer came close to the traffickers’ headquarters, the bird was trained to scream in Spanish: ‘Run, run, the cat is going to get you!’
Police trying to shut down gangs behind the lucrative drug route to the U.S. couldn’t work out at first how they launched raids only to find that the birds had flown the coop.

But detectives finally got wise to the parrot. They sneaked past the loud-beaked lookout to find a hidden stash of weapons and marijuana at a safe house in Barranquilla.
Police also found two more specially-trained parrots.
‘We found a very interesting situation when we confiscated some exotic birds,’ said one Columbian police officer.
'Among them we have a parrot that alerted the people by saying run, run so they would run away before we could arrive.’
Animal officials said police had handed over as many as 1,000 parrots, many from the same coastal region, that had been taught to act as lookouts.
Baranquilla is Columbia's fourth largest city after the capital Bogota, Medellin and Cali as well as the most populated city on the country's Atlantic coast.


Teresa Lewis was finally topped Thursday evening for having her husband and stepson murdered in October 2002. Virginia’s governor received more than 7,300 appeals to stop the execution. The European Union, the Vatican, and international human rights organizations had appealed on her behalf and condemned the pending execution.
Many of the appeals noted that she had found Jesus in prison and had turned her life around. Just before the execution, her attorney wailed, 'A good and decent person is about to lose her life.’
The vast majority of those protesting her execution are not familiar with the details of the crime committed by Lewis. All t hey know is that some poor American grandmother had been condemned to death for the killing of her husband. Well here is what that ‘good and decent person’ - who offered her 16-year-old daughter for sex - did to be sentenced to death:

Teresa Lewis and Julian Clifton Lewis, Jr. met in 2000 at a textile factory where they worked and later married.
In 2002, Julian's son Charles bought a $250,000 life insurance policy when he was called for active duty by the U.S. Army Reserve. He named his father as sole beneficiary.
In addition to cash and a promised cut in the insurance policy, Lewis offered herself and her 16-year-old daughter for sex to Matthew Shallenberger and Rodney Fuller to kill her husband and stepson. She stood by while they shot the sleeping men, rummaged through her husband's pockets for money while he lay dying, and waited nearly an hour before calling paramedics.
She could not have collected the life insurance policy unless both had died.
While Teresa Lewis was sentenced to death, Shallenberger and Fuller received life sentences.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a last minute appeal in which her lawyer argued that Teresa Lewis’ execution would be unconstitutional because of her borderline-retarded IQ.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Jay Wall notes that it is not fair to the insured motorists for so many people to be driving around without having the required auto insurance. He points out that Dallas employs a simple remedy for this problem.
The City of Dallas has an ordinance that if you are pulled over by law enforcement and not able to provide proof of insurance, your car will be towed right away.
Once your car has been impounded, you must provide proof of insurance to have your car released. This has made it easy for the City of Dallas to remove uninsured cars, many of which are driven illegal immigrants.
Shortly after the "No Insurance" ordinance was passed, the Dallas impound lots began to fill up and were full after just nine days. It turned out that most of the impounded cars were driven by illegals.
Here is what it will cost you if your car is impounded for ‘No Insurance.’ If you pick your vehicle up the same day it is towed you will pay $121 for towing as well as a $20 impound fee for administrative cost. You will then have to pay an additional $20 for each day the vehicle is in the auto pound. After 48 hours, a notification letter is sent and you will have to pay $50 for the notification fee.

Those vehicles that are not picked up in 60 days get auctioned off. The city gets the money which helps to fund more police patrols.
If other cities across the nation would follow what Dallas is doing, not only would they be getting uninsured drivers off the road, but they would also be taking away vehicles driven by those that have no insurance.


I wonder if his mommie is going to sue because the cops chased her good old Antonio into the jaws of some pit bulls?
By Bob Walsh
PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 22, 2010
Sometimes things just don’t go right. At least that’s what Antonio Brewer is probably thinking.
Good old Antonio, 48, of Church St. in Stockton, was just hanging out this morning about 2:15 a.m. when he attracted the attention of the cops by jaywalking. When contacted he gave the cops a phony name, then ran. He ran into a back yard occupied by a couple of territorial pit bulls. He then ran back out of the yard and into a police baton.
Good old Antonio, who is on parole, was found to be carrying a toad sticker and some drug paraphernalia. He was arrested for parole violation, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and (wait for it) jaywalking.
Life is hard. It’s harder when you are stupid.


The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. And with the sorry history of Illinois and Chicago politics, there is little reason to believe that these charges are not true.
Mail Online
September 23, 2010
The son of firebrand American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has been accused of offering cash to a disgraced former state governor in exchange for a Senate seat.
Jesse Jackson Jr, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, is said to have suggested raising £3.8million worth of campaign finance for Rod Blagojevich.
In return, it is alleged, former Illinois Governor Mr Blagojevich would appoint Mr Jackson to the Senate seat then being vacated by President Barack Obama.

Under the U.S. Constitution, governors can appoint senators for the duration of a term if the original person elected dies or steps down as in the case of Mr Obama.
Mr Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office in January last year after being charged with corruption, including claims he tried to sell the appointment.
Businesman Raghuveer Nayak, who has raised funds for both Mr Blagojevich and Mr Jackson, said the congressman asked him to propose offering $6million for the seat.
Mr Nayak also told authorities that he twice paid for a female ‘social acquaintance’ of Mr Jackson’s to fly to Chicago, where the married politician represents a city district.
The woman is question is Washington-based restaurant hostess Giovana Huidobro, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Today Mr Jackson denied the allegations.
He told CBS News: ‘I've already talked with the authorities about these claims, told them they were false, and no charges have been brought against me.
‘The very idea of raising millions of dollars for a campaign other than my own is preposterous.
‘My interest in the Senate seat was based on years of public service, which I am proud of, not some improper scheme with anyone.’
Speaking of the Miss Huidobro’s visits, he said: ‘The reference to a social acquaintance is a private and personal matter between me and my wife that was handled some time ago. I ask that you respect our privacy.’
Mr Jackson added. ‘I know I have disappointed some supporters, and for that I am deeply sorry.

‘But I remain committed to serving my constituents and fighting on their behalf.’
Mr Jackson's wife, Chicago city councillor Sandi Jackson, said the information regarding her husband's acquaintance had been ‘a very private, painful and unfortunate situation’ that ‘my family and I have been privately addressing for several months.’
Both Jesse and Sandi Jackson are thought to be considering a bid in the Chicago mayoral race, although Sandi recently downplayed the possibility of her own entrance.
Mr Jackson, who has been meeting with a variety of potential contenders for the position - including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel - recently said during a radio interview that prosecutors with any evidence of his wrongdoing regarding the Blagojevich case should ‘bring it on.’

Thursday, September 23, 2010


‘Sexual abuse of an inmate’ for blowing Gabriel’s horn? I’m sure he complained every bit as much as all those 15 and 16-year-old boys do who get ‘lucky’ with their teachers.
Bob Walsh notes: The Lord moves in mysterious ways. And MrFinley adds: No wonder church attendance is ‘up’ in prison!
PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 22, 2010
Woman arrested for alleged sexual contact with Nebraska prisoner
Cory Matteson / Lincoln Journal Star
Nebraska prisons are not like those in the movies: No conjugal visits allowed.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lancaster County County, a Lincoln woman described as an official volunteer clergy member ignored that Nebraska Department of Correctional Services rule on Sept. 13.
Lidia A. DeLavio, 47, was arrested Monday at her home, 1805 Euclid Ave., on suspicion of committing sexual abuse of an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.
According to the affidavit…a penitentiary staff member monitoring DeLavio’s Sept. 13 visit reported that he saw her performing oral sex on the inmate in a classroom at the institution… DeLavio was escorted from the prison after the staff member observed the sexual contact with the inmate.
Inmate Troy Hess told investigators there was never any sexual contact and that he is in love with DeLavio.
Hess, 45, is serving life in prison following a botched escape attempt from a Lancaster County courtroom in 1993 that was concocted with the help of his then-girlfriend. Hess fired one shot during the incident, accidentally shooting himself in the foot after taking a hostage.
He was in court that day to be sentenced for assaulting a prison guard during a 30-year 1985 sentence for for second-degree murder…(Full text at Lincoln Journal Star)


You can bet this is the typical behavior of many NFL jocks.
By Richard Connelly
Houston Press Hair Balls
September 21, 2010
It's Cowboys Week. Just like in Green Bay, where Bears Week is always noted on the calendar, the days leading up to Sunday's game [between Houston and Dallas] at Reliant Stadium deserve a capital W.

Of course, we should be taking pity on the Cowboys. They are, after all, coached by Wade Phillips, GM'd by owner Jerry Jones, and are 0-2 despite their huge payroll (Maybe these things are connected.)We'll be bringing the hype machine all week to what should be a very entertaining game. Today: The five best Dallas Cowboy arrests of all time.

5. Harvey Martin, 1996: Martin's crime -- domestic violence -- is certainly despicable. But what sets it apart from the run-of-the-mill domestic-violence cases is his disarming explanation for why he was beating up his girlfriend, and that was that he'd been smoking cocaine all night. What's a guy to do?

4. Michael Irvin, 1996: In the middle of the Crackboys Era, Michael Irvin set the bar high for his teammates. At his 30th birthday, he was in a hotel snorting cocaine with a bunch of hookers (but not his wife) because, you know, he was a Dallas Cowboy. Irvin then attended his mockery of a trial in a full-length mink coat, and went on to have several other arrests. He is in the Cowboys Ring of Honor, possibly for on-field reasons.

3. Dexter Clinkscale, 1998: Yeah, yeah: A Cowboy providing liquor to and molesting an 18-year-old. What's the big deal? In Clinkscale's case, it was with a dude. So major props for bringing something new to the game.

2. Rafael Septien, 1987: He had sex with a 10-year-old girl and only got probation for it. Even judges and juries can't be bothered to care about kickers. Or maybe Cowboy fans just are very understanding of their heroes' needs.

1. Lance Rentzel, 1970: Exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl in swanky University Park after exposing himself to a different young girl in Minnesota. Even worse: He titled his self-pitying book about it When All the Laughter Died in Sorrow.

Note: Cowboy fans are probably yelling "But what about Hollywood Henderson?!?!" Look, we can argue Cowboy arrests all day long and not exhaust the subject. Sure, smoking crack and having sex with two underage girls is notable, but Henderson said the sex was consensual, and by God and [legendary coach] Tom Landry, we believe him.


30 months probation? This ‘murderer’ should have been imprisoned for the maximum term allowed by the law. And now he wants to be compensated for killing two teenage girls. That’s outrageous and downright shameful!
Mail Online
September 22, 2010
A former Illinois state trooper is demanding compensation after a crash in which he hit and killed two sisters.
Matt Mitchell was driving at 126mph through busy traffic on Interstate 64 while sending and receiving emails and talking to his girlfriend on his mobile phone.
He crossed the median and hit a car carrying four girls head on.
Two of the girls - sisters Kelli and Jessica Uhl - were killed in the crash.
The other two, Kelly and Christine Marler, were injured.
Now Mitchell is asking the state to compensate him for his injuries.
'This man has no shame,' Thomas Keefe, the lawyer for the parents of Kelli and Jessica Uhl, told local media.
He called the claim 'outrageous, but predictable'.
Mitchell was suspended for nearly two years after the November 23, 2007 accident - but he still drew his $68,000 annual salary.
He pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and reckless driving in exchange for a sentence of 30 months probation.
He also resigned from the Illinois State Police.
Now lawyers claim the only defence the state may have is whether or not Mitchell was doing his job as a state trooper when the accident occurred.
Even if he was drinking or doing drugs at the time of the accident, Chicago lawyer Ian Elfenbaum said, the state still may have to pay up.

At the time of the crash, Mitchell had been responding to another accident - although help was already at that scene, officials said.
And, during a civil suit filed by the Uhls' parents, the Illinois attorney general signed a stipulation agreeing that, despite his plea to the criminal charges, Mitchell was acting in his capacity as a state trooper when the accident occurred.
That admission, it was claimed, sealed the deal.
Mitchell's lawyer Kerri O'Sullivan said: 'I wouldn't have filed the case if I thought it was frivolous or didn't have merit.'

Under the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act, each injured body part is assigned a number of weeks of pay, and a hearing officer determines the percent of each injured body part.
Taxpayers could face a bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars if Mitchell wins the case.
'But he still has to get out of bed every day and know that he caused the death of those two girls, and know that he didn't take responsibility for that,' Mr Keefe said.
'He still has to look himself in the mirror and think about the fact his actions forever took two girls away from their parents, then he filed for worker's compensation benefits.'

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


By Ima Schmuck
September 21, 2010
CLINTON, ARKANSAS – Sheriff Buford ‘Butch’ Jones announced the arrest last night of Rabbi Moshe Finkel and Samuel Goldstein on felony Child Abuse and Child Endangerment charges. Rabbi Finkel also faces a charge of Assault With A Deadly Weapon.
Sheriff Jones said his department received a call from Billy Bob McNutt who reported that a group of bearded men wearing long black coats and fur-brimmed black hats were over at his neighbor’s house performing some sort of satanic ritual. He believed they were making a human sacrifice because he could hear the blood-curdling screams of a baby coming from Goldstein’s house.
Deputies Matt Williams and Joe Luck arrived within two minutes of McNutt’s call. When they heard the baby’s screams, they kicked in the front door and found Goldstein holding an infant and Rabbi Finkel standing over the baby holding a bloody knife. According to the deputies, a group of men all clad in black surrounded the Rabbi and Goldstein while uttering what Williams and Luck believed to be some sort of satanic chants.
Butch Jones and two more of his deputies, two Clinton police officers and two Arkansas state troopers responded to a call for backup by deputies Williams and Luck who feared they had come across a dangerous cult.
Rabbi Finkel and Goldstein were arrested and the infant was rushed to Ozark Baptist Hospital by medical helicopter. After treatment for cuts to his penis, the six-day-old boy was turned over to a Child Protective Services case worker.

Butch Jones said that as soon as he got to the scene he realized the work of the devil was at hand. ‘As your sheriff, I know that the good Christian folk around these here parts do not wear hats inside someone else’s home.’
Rabbi Finkel told the Gazette that when he tried to explain that he and Goldstein were merely conducting a Brit milah [circumcision] as prescribed by Jewish law, Sheriff Jones told him ‘Hey buddy, I don’t care about no Brit-watchacallit cuz we ain't in New York. Hereabouts we’re in a Christian county where Jewish law don’t count for nothing.’ When he told Jones that he was holding the bloody knife because he was the Mohel [circumciser], the sheriff told him ‘We got way too many of them critters around these parts already and we sure don’t need no two-legged moles.’
Sarah Goldstein, the infants mother, informed the Gazette that Sheriff Jones took her aside and said, ‘Lookee here little lady, if I was you I would hire me a lawyer and git a divorce from that sorry child molesting husband of yours.’
After spending some seven hours in jail, Rabbi Finkel and Goldstein were released on $100,000 bail each.
Later in the day, as he stood with two FBI agents by his side, a red-faced District Attorney made a terse announcement that all charges against Rabbi Finkel and Samuel Goldstein were being dropped. He refused to take any questions.

However, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Crystal Pure announced that the infant would not be returned to the Goldsteins until a thorough child abuse investigation by her agency showed that the baby’s return would not place him in harm’s way.


Well, what do you expect from the Dollar Store?
By Richard Connelly
Houston Press Hair Balls
September 20, 2010
Some retail outlets are known for their restroom facilities. Buc-ee's can't stop bragging about theirs.

On the other hand, if you're in a Dollar General Store, you probably shouldn't expect potpourri and a bidet. It might not be unreasonable to expect the toilet will remain bolted to the floor, though.

Sherrel Hamberger has filed suit in federal court over injuries she says she received while falling off a dangerous toilet in the chain's store in Powederly.

The toilet was loose "and fell over while she was seated on it," the suit says. Worse, she grabbed for the handicap rail in the stall and that, too, was loose.

She says she suffered back pain as the result of the fall, and that the owner of Dollar General, Dolgencorp Corporation, failed to adequately inspect their toilet facilities.

In its answer to the suti, Dolgencorp said it was Hemberger's fault, saying she "was guilty of certain acts of omission or negligence" that at least contributed to the fall.

Next time, hold it in til you find a Buc-ee's.


As Tim Allen used to say, it’s DUCT tape, DUCT tape, NOT duck tape.
Mail Online
September 21, 2010
An evil young mother has been jailed for duct taping her toddler son to a wall.
Jayla Hamm,18, held her son against the wall while her boyfriend Corde Honea,19, taped his wrists, legs and body.
Prosecutors said that Hamm and Honea, from Beatrice, Nebraska, even took pictures of the crying child and taunted him with a bottle that was held just outside of his reach.
Shocked friends alerted police who seized the digital camera containing photos of the 22-month-old boy.
Police said images showed the toddler visibly distressed and crying while pinned to the wall with the industrial adhesive tape.
The strips of duct tape were over his clothes but did not make contact with his skin.
Police said the couple taped the child to the wall for their entertainment, not to discipline him.
The shocking case follows a viral that swept the internet of another, un-named little girl duck taped to the wall.
Judge Paul Korslund sentenced Hamm to 10 days in jail and two years' probation.
He told her: 'What makes it shocking in particular is there's an expectation that it's a matter of common sense that a parent would protect her child from humiliation and abuse.'
The boy has been placed in state custody.
Defence attorney Jeff Davis asked the judge to give Hamm probation based on a pre-sentence investigation saying she had no prior arrests and is unlikely to reoffend.
He said: 'A sentence of any jail time ... runs the risk of stopping that progress that's been made between her and her son.'
'I think the only person that that punishes is (the child).'
The judge allowed her sentence to be served on weekends for the next five weeks so she can continue supervised visits during the week.
He told Hamm: 'I think you're going to be a good mom to your son and maybe, with time, you'll be able to help other people who get into these situations.'
Honea was last week sentenced to 36 to 60 months in prison for intentional child abuse.
He was also jailed for 24 to 60 months for a separate charge of burglary and 12 to 24 months for possession of a stolen firearm.

Those sentences will be served concurrently and he was given credit for 235 days already spent in jail.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Hair Balls asks ‘What’s the problem?’ The problem in this case is that Huntsville is a college town full of liberal students eager to take up a cause in behalf of minorities.

It’s a good thing that the Draft Bar doesn’t have "Sambo Saturdays" with a special on Ripple wine, because if it did, Al Sharpton and his usual pack of rabble rousers would be demonstrating in front of that joint in a hot New York minute.
By Richard Connelly
Houston Press Hair Balls
September 20, 2010
The Draft Bar in Huntsville has daily specials, and catchy names to go along with them.

Including "WB Wednesdays." When resident Arthur Guerrero recently asked what the "WB" stood for, television station KBTX reports, he found out it wasn't "Warner Bros."

It's Wetback Wednesdays, and the bar doesn't see anything wrong with it.

"Our response to them is that this is all in fun. We don't put it up there to be derogatory or racist," bar manager Dena Shipley told the station.

And she meant it:

__"We are not going to be persuaded by someone else's opinion or views or moral values. We have the right to put up whatever we want on our board," responded Shipley. "Are we going to change things at this point? No, we're not. We're going to continue doing business just like we always have."

What do you get on Wetback Wednesdays, besides a heapin' helpin' of racism? Specials on magaritas and Dos Equis. Yay!


Teresa Lewis, 40, is scheduled to be executed by the State of Virginia on Thursday for having a couple of hitmen murder her husband, 51, and stepson, 25, in 2002. Her motive was to collect a $250,000 life insurance payment.
The usual suspects among death penalty opponents are screaming bloody murder because Lewis has been diagnosed as borderline-retarded. But Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a strong advocate of the death penalty, said he had read all the documents on the case and saw no reason why she should be spared. Good for Gov. McDonnell!
Borderline-retarded? So what! Lewis wasn’t retarded enough to keep her from figuring out that she could collect on a life insurance policy by erasing her hubby and stepson. I say adios Teresa, and good riddance!
Her lawyers are making a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that her execution would be unconstitutional because of her low IQ. Now all we have to do is hope the Supremes will not grant her a last-minute stay.


At the time I posted THERE IS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THE LAW (9-14-10), the Kookfornia Department of Corrections was about to dump triple-murderer Loren Herzog in remote and rural Lassen County. That was because the urbanites of his native Stocton insisted he be released to live far away. The good folks in Lassen County raised such a shit-storm that CDCR relented and announced that Herzog will be released to live in quarters on state property next to the High Desert State Prison in Susanville.
Actually that is not really a novel idea. In the past, some inmates in their 80s and 90s were released from custody to live in housing on prison property because, after being imprisoned for 40 or 50 years, they had become so institutionalized that they pleaded to stay in prison after the expiration of their sentences.
I believe that housing released inmates like that piece of shit Herzog on prison property is an excellent idea. That would limit his comings and goings and facilitate close monitoring of his activities.
Jeff Doyle seems to agree: Cowardly though CDCR has behaved in this matter, Paco has long supported housing problem parolees on state grounds. Specifically, we have advocated placing transient sex offenders in existing housing. In that context, housing this specimen on prison grounds makes sense. However, the placement makes the choice of Lassen County seem even less credible: Why not move him to Deuel Vocational Institution [in Tracy], Folsom [in Represa] or one of the other original pens.
And good old Bob Walsh asks: Will he be paying rent? Just curious.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Obama and Clinton are not interested in what Abbas and his Palestinian Authority officials keep saying in Arabic over and over again – there will be only one state and it won’t be Israel.
By Ryan Jones
Israel Today
September 20, 2010
While Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas puts on a show of playing nice with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sake of the Obama Administration, the Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon this month assured the Arab world that the current negotiations are just part of a larger plan to delegitimize Israel.
The Palestinian daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported that on September 9, Ambassador Abdullah Abdullah insisted that "the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations…are not a goal, but rather another stage in the Palestinian struggle… to isolate Israel, to tighten the noose on it, to threaten its legitimacy, and to present it as a rebellious, racist state."
So much for genuine talks leading to lasting peaceful coexistence.
Like Abbas, Abdullah is sticking to Yasser Arafat’s conclusion decades ago that Israel cannot be defeated in one knock-out blow, but must be slowly whittled away at.
Of course, Abdullah’s remarks were not reported by the mainstream media, because they were spoken and reported on in Arabic. It seems Arabic is the language that simply doesn’t matter. You can say anything, reveal any nefarious plot, and everyone will simply brush it off because you said so in Arabic.
But, can anyone imagine an Israeli ambassador, speaking in either English or Hebrew, saying that Israel was only in the current negotiations to reveal the Palestinian Authority as liars with the ultimate goal of delegitimizing the "Palestinian cause" into oblivion?
[Translation of the Al-Hayat Al-Jadida story was provided by Palestinian Media Watch]


I want to take a few moments to recommend the comic strip PEARLS BEFORE SWINE to all of you. I guarantee you that every time you read this weird strip you will get a good chuckle, if not a belly full of laughs.
When I arrived in the United States in 1936, I could not speak one word of English. So, did I learn to speak English in school? Nope, I didn’t. I learned to speak English on the streets of New York and also by looking at comic strips in the New York Daily News.
I know I wasn’t the only kid, or adult for that matter, who valued the comics. In July 1945, during a newspaper deliverers' strike, Fiorello La Guardia, arguably the best mayor New York ever had, made sure everyone was able to keep up with the comics by reading the strips over the radio.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed comic strips ever since. Over the years Hagar the Horrible has become one of my favorite strips. I have several Hagar lithographs hanging on the walls in my room.
About eight years ago, I fell in love with Pearls Before Swine, a weird but hilarious new strip written and illustrated by a brilliant cartoonist, Stephan Pastis.
Characters appearing in the cartoon are a rat that abuses all the other characters, a stupid pig, a smart goat, and a zebra constantly sought after as a meal by a bunch of idiot crocodiles. Also appearing are a guard duck, an elephant cop, a slew of other animals and occasionally Stephan Pastis himself in caricature as a foil for rat.
What keeps me in stitches is when Larry, Bob, Floyd and other dumb crocs try and fail to lure their Zebra neighbor over to their house with some really stupid and obvious tricks, many of which backfire. Patty and Junior, Larry’s wife and son are the only intelligent crocs among the bunch.
Several years ago the capillaries in both of my eyes started leaking, thus making it impossible for me to see anything up close without the aid of a very strong magnifying glass. Even with the magnifying glass it's still really hard for me read the small print within the speech balloons. That's why the only comics I'm now reading are Hagar and Pearls Before Swine.
If you don’t have access to Pearls Before Swine, you are missing out on a real funny and entertaining comic strip. Pearls Before Swine alone is worth subscribing to a newspaper that carries this strip. I think you can also find some of Pearls Befor Swine on the internet.
Young or old, you'll enjoy Pearls Before Swine. I for one am truly indebted to Stephan Pastis for making me laugh every day. With everything falling apart in our old age, us octogenarians don’t get to laugh all that much anymore.


No Jews will be allowed to remain in the territory that the Palestinian Authority claims for its state, even if they were willing to become citizens of a Palestinian state. And don’t forget that the PA envisions its future state existing ‘from the river to the sea.’ Want to help the poor Palestinians? Dig up those old ‘No Jews or Dogs Allowed’ apartment signs and ship them to the PA.
Threatens war if the Palestinians fail to obtain their demands through negotiations.
by Maayana Miskin
September 19, 2010
Senior Palestinian Authority negotiator Nabil Shaath has announced that the PA will never accept Israel as a Jewish state. In addition, he threatened war if the PA fails to obtain its demands through negotiations, saying, "A Palestinian state will arise, either through negotiations or through armed resistance."
The Arab League voted last week to support PA Chairman Abbas' refusal to recognize Israel as Jewish.
Shaath said that recognizing Israel as Jewish state would undermine the PA's demand for the "right of return," which would grant Israeli citizenship to the millions of descendants of Arab who fled Israel during its War of Independence.
He also claimed that accepting a Jewish state "will directly threaten the Muslim and Christian Palestinians in Israel."
The PA has demanded that no Jewish residents remain in the territory it claims as the location of a future Arab state, including any Israelis in Judea and Samaria who would be willing to become PA citizens.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak backed the PA view in an interview with Channel 1 broadcast Saturday night.
While the Arab League and Mubarak argued against labeling a state "Jewish," many Arab League nations – among them Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Libya – are officially Muslim countries.


Geez, you can’t even be an obedient wife anymore. Sumbich, what this country isn’t coming to. Must be the result of Obamaism.
By David Ovalle
The Miami Herald
September 15, 2010
CUTLER BAY, Fla. -- Tired of their bickering and her husband's complaints that he wanted to die, an exasperated Cutler Bay woman asked him if he wanted his pistol.
Yes, he replied - so she fetched the weapon from another room and tossed it on the couch next to him, police said.
Then he shot himself, fatally, in the head.
For her "reckless disregard for human life," Valerie Jenkins will be charged Wednesday with manslaughter with a deadly weapon for the May 2009 death of her husband, Robert Jenkins, prosecutors say.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office filed formal charges against Valerie Jenkins, 56, on Wednesday in front of Circuit Judge Reemberto Diaz. Jenkins who was in court and remained silent throughout the proceedings plead not guilty.
Jenkins told Miami-Dade police homicide detectives that she and her husband fought frequently, and he often said "he wanted to die," according to an arrest warrant. On May 4, 2009, the couple fought over his not taking his blood pressure medicine. Robert Jenkins was "probably depressed" and had been drinking beer, his wife told police.
Robert Jenkins again said "he wanted to die."
Angry and frustrated, Jenkins asked her husband if he wanted his gun. After he said yes, she retrieved his .22-caliber pistol, in a zippered pouch, from a dresser drawer, she told police. She flipped it onto the sofa where Robert Jenkins sat.
When she turned to enter the kitchen, "she heard a single gunshot, and when she turned back, she observed the victim slumped over on the sofa with a gunshot wound to the side of the head," the warrant states.
Jenkins frantically called 911, saying that while her husband had threatened to use the gun in the past, "he had never actually asked her for it while they were arguing."
The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a suicide. Robert Jenkins' blood alcohol level was .14, nearly twice the legal limit for driving.
Robert and Valerie Jenkins were married for seven years. They had no children.

In preparing its manslaughter case, Miami-Dade prosecutors Lody Jean and Kathleen Hoague relied on the successful case against Jeramy Ricky Rushing, who in February 1986 gave a cocked, loaded gun to a despondent woman outside a Dania Beach bar.
A Broward County judge dismissed a manslaughter charge against Rushing, but the Fourth District Court of Appeal reinstated it, clearing the way for a trial. In 1992, jurors convicted Rushing and he was sentenced to two years of house arrest plus 300 hours of community service.

Prosecutors said Valerie Jenkins "engaged in a course of conduct that was gross and flagrant, showing reckless disregard for human life" by giving the loaded gun to her intoxicated husband.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Ben Stein’s take on Obama’s intent NOT to continue the Bush tax cuts on individual incomes over $200,000 and family incomes over $250,000.

By Ben Stein
CBS Sunday Morning
September 19, 2010
I am a fairly upper income taxpayer. Not anything even remotely close to sports stars or movie stars or financial big boys. But I am above the level Mr. Obama says makes me rich. So, in the midst of a severe recession, I am to have my taxes raised dramatically.

I am not quite sure what my sin is.

I worked for almost every dollar I have, except for a small percentage my parents left me by virtue of hard work and Spartan living, and most of that was taken by the federal estate tax. I have a hell of a lot less than I did before the stock market and real estate market crashes. I didn't get a bailout or any part of a stimulus program, except for traffic jams as the roads in Beverly Hills got worked on for the 10th time in the last 10 years (or so it seems).

I pay my income taxes, and after them and the commissions I pay my agent, I am left with about 35 cents for every dollar I earn.

I own some real estate in California and Idaho and the District of Columbia. Naturally, I pay property tax, supposedly mostly to educate local children. Not far from me, the city of Los Angeles just spent about $600 million to build the most lavish school in America for about 4,000 children. That's my money. Naturally, I had no say in it. My wife and I have no children in public schools and only did for about eighteen months long ago. I still pay my school tax ever year.

I am not asking for any tears. I live a great life, have a fabulous wife, a great son and daughter-in-law, four wonderful, furry dogs and six cats, all adopted. I have more than enough to eat.

But what I don't get is this: There is no known economic theory under which raising my taxes in the midst of a severe recession will help the economy recover. It isn't part of any well known monetarist or Keynesian theory. So if it does no good to raise our taxes, I assume we are being punished.

But for what? I don't own slaves. I employ a lot of people full- and part-time and they are all happy with their pay. When charity calls, I almost always write out a check. I don't have a yacht or ponies or a plane. My wife doesn't wear a tiara. I don't gamble.

What did I do wrong? I know I have often lost my temper with my wife and the cats, but that's not a crime, yet. I tried to be successful, which is what I thought I was supposed to do. When did it turn out that was a crime to be punished? Maybe when the economy recovers, raising my taxes makes sense, but for now, it's just punishment, and I can't figure out what for.


Lindsay Lohan back on drugs? I am shocked! I just can’t believe it! While LiLo was doing her latest stint in rehab, didn’t mommie dearest go all over the TV tube and tell America that her little darling was now over and done with all that partying and drugging? How could mommie dearest have been so wrong? I am so heartbroken.
Seriously though, they should just flush this piece of celebrity trash down the toilet and be done with her! And while they’re at it, they should flush her enabling mother down the shitter too!
By Bob Walsh
PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 18, 2010
Yes boys and girls, it’s true. The most famous current client of the L. A. probation department, that famous occasional switch-hitter Lindsay Lohan, turned in a bad test and may (or may not) be heading back to the slammer.
Poor little LiLo admitted to TMZ that she tested positive for cocaine and she anticipates being called before the judge this week as a result. According to the terms of her probation, one bad test equals 30 days in the slammer.
Lets all hear it for Lindsay. Boohoo. (Personally, I feel sorry for the jailers. Having her around must be a 4-star bitch from a management point of view.)


Whenever there is a police shooting, the critics come crawling out of the woodworks with their 'expertise' on why the cops should not have resorted to dealy force. After several Stockton Reoord readers blasted the ‘murderous’ cops for erasing 16-year-old James Rivera, reader Gary Arturo Flossmann responded with these comments:

Teresa: You sound like a very nice, empathetic person and that’s to your credit. [Teresa Byrne, saw Rivera as just a ‘rebellious’ teenager.] However, he was not merely "rebellious."

He had, unfortunately, a rather extensive criminal record at a very tender age, if the news is to be believed. He escaped from juvenile hall where he was being held on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and torture and then he car-jacked a car using a gun (imagine the terrified driver) and fled from police at a high rate of speed endangering anybody in his way.

That is far from "normal" rebellious behavior—he was simply a criminal waiting to meet his end and it was just a question of how many people he hurt in the process—including his mom whom he didn’t care enough about to man-up and try and do the right thing--he has left her mourn his unfulfilled life.

That is very sad since he was so young but he doesn’t appear to have much chance in life. His dad was certainly a zero positive influence on him and the rest of his family was not exactly living the "good-citizen" lifestyle. Had his parents returned him to Juvenile Hall rather than helping him be an "escapee," he may have been able to get some help. Regrettably, we shall never know because he and his family made too many bad choices.

Eva: We have every right to "judge" how she raised her kid. [Eva Castaneda had written that no one should judge anyone about how they raise their kids.] He robbed, tortured, car-jacked using a weapon, ran from police endangering anybody in his way. At the time, he was an escapee and his mom was "hiding" him. Now she claims she knows that the individual cops were racist murderers and assassins. She opened the door by putting herself out there as a judge of the officers and claiming her son was not a criminal—the facts appear to differ.

The mother had control of his "background;" it didn’t just happen. Sorry…while I can feel the pain any parent has when they lose a child at such a tender age, the time for concern was a long time ago and she should have spent more time trying to change his behavior before that fatal day—now she’s just striking out in anger but her wrath is misplaced.

And reader Vince added:

How dare this mother blame ANYONE else for her sons bad behavior? Shame on her!!! Stop playing the blame game! Why should she be compensated for her son’s bad behavior? What she should be out there doing is apologizing for all the WRONG her son has done. I can hardly wait to see how her lawyer tries to make this kid seem like a saint!!!!
Finally, my pal Centurion said it best when he wrote:
Local LE oughta sue Dion Smith [Rivera’s mother] for the cost of the chase, damage to the house, and for emotional damages for the cops who had to put her [attack] dog down...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Centurion said it best, except that when he compared Rivera to man’s best friend, he insulted 95 percent of America’s dogs. That’s why I inserted the word ‘attack’ into his comment.