- George Orwell - 1984
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Two-year-olds Zola and Veronica Kruschel waddled through Folsom Street Fair amidst strangers in fishnets and leather crotch pouches, semi and fully nude men.
The twin girls who were also dressed for the event wore identical lace blouses, floral bonnets and black leather collars purchased from a pet store.
Fathers Gary Beuschel and John Kruse watched over them closely. They were proud to show the twins off.
'They will see more than the kids with moms and dads in Iowa,' said Beuschel, who wanted to expose his children to San Francisco's diverse community. 'Every parent has to decide for themselves what is right for them. And I respect that. And we decided that this is right for our children.'
Beuschel and his girls were at the 22nd Folsom Street Fair, an annual leather event in San Francisco's South of Market district, which showcased outrageous costumes, fetish attire, and a community obsessed with bondage, whipping, and spanking.
'Why do (these people) bring kids here? This is a leather fair for god’s sake,' said Bahran Aliassa, who was masturbating in public. He has been doing it annually for the past six years.
Oakland resident Veronica Charles, 36, was with a baby stroller and said her son was too young to understand. 'I don’t think I’ll bring him here when he is 6,' Charles said.
"At the moment there is a fad for a song called “La Grippe Aviaire” (Bird Flu) and everyone knows the song and the dance moves for the song. It’s really difficult to describe how one dances to it, but the dance moves include pretending you are dying from Bird Flu, and doing so by coughing, taking off your clothes, falling on the ground, slipping when you walk and grabbing random people by the hand and running around the dance floor with them."
A freeze on the settlement of refugees from Africa - including those from Sudan's Darfur region - has been announced by the Australian government.
Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said the refugees had trouble integrating, and other parts of the world such as Iraq and Burma were greater priorities.
The freeze will last until mid-2008, and there are no guarantees that Africans will be admitted after then.
Critics say it is a pre-election pitch to immigration-wary voters.
Mr Andrews said refugees from Sudan and conflict-torn Darfur were having problems integrating into Australian communities, and that trouble spots closer to home should take priority.
To that end, Africans are being replaced in the humanitarian refugee programme by people fleeing Iraq and Burma.
Australia has accepted or is processing about 3,900 Africans this year - 30% of its total refugee intake.
Just two years ago they made up 70% of the total.
Critics have accused the government of a pre-election move to appeal to xenophobic voters, and they have also said it is absolutely wrong to argue that Africans are failing to integrate.
One community leader said they were making an immense contribution to the economy by taking jobs which many Australians simply did not want to do.
Certainly, there is a nativistic streak in parts of the Australian electorate.
In previous campaigns the Prime Minister John Howard government has benefited from concerns over immigration - especially in regional seats.
Only last year the town of Tamworth in New South Wales voted against hosting a trial refugee resettlement programme after the Sudanese were branded as criminals by the local mayor.
So fierce was the condemnation that the council was forced to reverse that decision.
Atlanta police said they've been experiencing a level of crime never seen before in the city and a lot of it was imported from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
The crimes linked to the group include a murder outside Club 112 in Midtown in June and a murder in September outside a southwest Atlanta pool hall.
Police said the men are the worst of the worst. Investigators said when the eight men murdered, they used AK-47's and fired in public places. Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington admitted they were not the types of crimes they were used to seeing in Atlanta.
"I'm surprised they weren't confrontational when we arrested them because they were totally prepared -- bullet proof vests, automatic weapons -- the things we don't normally see here in Atlanta," said Pennington.
Pennington said that it was the type of crime he was used to seeing when he headed up the New Orleans Police Department.
In the past two weeks, Atlanta Police, the US Marshals and the ATF rounded up eight men and charged them with at least three murders and one aggravated assault.
Investigators said three of the men are Katrina evacuees and brought their violent crime spree to Atlanta.
"We know that some of these individuals being from New Orleans, they were quite violent," said Pennington.
"These crimes were committed by some of the worst of the worst criminals in the city of Atlanta," said Jeff Pearce with the ATF.
Police said George Redding, know as "Keon," was the most violent. He is charged in the Club 112 murder of Randy Griffin that left a parking lot riddled with bullets.
Investigators said the motives in the murders and assaults were robbery and retaliation. They also seized sixteen weapons in all, including eight assault rifles from one home -- a find most veteran officers have never seen.
"I personally have never seen that type of fire power in the hands of a single individual or group of individuals," said Lt. John Dalton with the Atlanta Police Department.
"Our residents have been asking, 'What has been driving the crime rate in Atlanta? Particularly murders?' We believe the eight individuals were in the front seat," said Pennington.
Authorities said they expect more charges to be filed against the eight men. Investigators said they could be viable suspects in at least three more Atlanta murders from this summer.
At least one other police department in metro Atlanta has a hold on some of the guys for a violent home invasion as well.
'Oh, hey! What's goin' on!?'
Friday, October 5, 2007
In this documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
This race has one of the funniest race calls you will ever hear as Larry Lederman tries in vain to prounounce the Australian horse Djerriwarrh A.
Urge More Litigation
Ambassador Christian Kennedy, a U.S. diplomat seeking compensation and restitution for Holocaust survivors and descendants of victims said Wednesday that cash payments have reached about $8 billion but negotiations for more have so far remained fruitless.
Kennedy and a delegation of Holocaust survivors addressed the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe, and insisted negotiations for more payments continue. They complained that life insurance and other policies held by Holocaust victims have been ignored by European insurance companies and that compensation for property seized by the Nazis or the communist governments that followed them in Eastern and Central Europe was insufficient.
"With so much loss of life and the horrors of the Holocaust, there can never be adequate compensation to the victims, particularly at this late date," Kennedy said. "Our work surely embodies an effort to obtain 'imperfect justice.' But I am confident the results we achieved could not have been approached, let alone achieved, had the victims and heirs been left to contend with the uncertainties and costs of litigation," he added.
Kennedy said the $8 billion paid so far came from funds established in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland in a $1.25 billion settlement of class action lawsuits. In addition, he said the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims paid out $300 million.
The Holocaust survivors urged the subcommittee to pass a bill, co-sponsored by the panel's chairman, Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler, that would establish an insurance registry in the United States and require insurance companies to report all Holocaust-era policies on their records.
The law quoted unidentified experts as estimating the value in 2006 of unpaid life, annuity, endowment and dowry insurance theft from European Jewry from the Holocaust and its aftermath ranges between $17 billion and $200 billion.
Jack Rubin, a survivor of Auschwitz who now lives in Florida, said the Italian company Assicurazioni Generali has refused to pay his father's insurance. He told the panel he remembers a sign on his father's general store in Vari, Hungary, that said it was insured by Generali Moldovia, a subsidiary of the Italian company. He also remembers the name of his father's insurance agent, a Jew who died with Rubin's parents at Auschwitz. "Survivors are appalled by the treatment we have received," Rubin said. "We survivors were denied access to the truth."
Marco Schnabl, a lawyer in New York City who represents Generali's U.S. subsidiary, said "Generali would deny that we have hidden anything that they say we have hidden."
In February, a federal judge in New York approved a settlement involving Holocaust victims, their relatives and Generali, ending a decade-long legal battle by families seeking restitution.
Generali already had paid $135 million to settle previous claims. It agreed to accept new claims until March 31. Lawyers involved in the fight for compensation have been arguing for an extension, contending any new insurance records could bolster some claimants' cases.
On Tuesday, an appeals court ruled that the federal court must wait to settle the case until all known potential class members are notified by mail of the deal.
Mother Says She Followed Baby's Cry After Car Robbery
A young mother said she followed the cries of her baby Wednesday night after her car was robbed and the boy was thrown out of the vehicle.
The robbery happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police found the vehicle and the suspects shortly after 10 p.m.
Amber Blakeman, 21, and her 10-month-old son, Cayden, were injured in the incident. Witnesses said the infant was thrown from the car.
Blakeman said three women stood in front of her car on 25th Street near Corby Street. They asked her for a ride and when she refused, they allegedly pulled her from the car and took off.
Blakeman found her child down the street in the yard of an abandoned home. At first, she said, she couldn't find her son.
"The only way I found him was, I followed his crying, because he was screaming," Blakeman said.
Blakeman said on Thursday that she's shaken by the assault and robbery. Blakeman was home in Lake Manawa, Iowa, on Thursday with her son and husband, Keith. She said three teens told her to get out of her car, assaulted her, pulled her out by her hair and hit her in the head with an object. She said her glasses broke in the process.
"It was hard and it hurt. They messed up my face really bad, just behind my ear and my jaw. I have bald spots on my head because they were trying to pull me out by my hair," Blakeman said. "They started pulling on my hair, hitting on my face and they started covering my nose and mouth with their hands because I was screaming for help, I was trying to get someone to help."
Blakeman ran into a nearby community center to call for help. She and her son were taken to Creighton University Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
The family is in the process of moving to a home in north Omaha, and Blakeman said they had just purchased a number of things that were in the car when it was stolen. They were only able to recover the baby playpen and some pots and pans that were locked in the trunk.
Omaha police arrested three young women. Two of the suspects are 14-year-old girls, and authorities said they are charged with robbery and child abuse. The other teen is a 15-year-old girl charged with robbery. All were taken to the Douglas County Youth facility.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The United Nations says that about four million Zimbabweans will need food aid next year. Until the land grab, Zimbabwe exported food. Funny how that goes....
Ringed by a clutch of Zimbabwean soldiers clicking automatic weapons, Charles Lock handed over the keys to his farm and drove off his land for the last time.
Scores of white farmers, the last survivors of President Robert Mugabe's land grab, and thousands of their black workers are going through similar agonies.
They now face the final deadline. As from today, any white farmer still on his land will be deemed to be trespassing on state property.
All agricultural land was officially nationalised last year — with the seizure to take effect from Oct 1 this year.
In advance of this deadline, Zimbabwe's army and the Central Intelligence Organisation have been tormenting the last handful of white farmers and their workers.
About 50 have been summoned to appear at magistrates' courts. Some have surrendered their farms and homes in despair in the last few weeks.
Mr Lock, however, is determined to fight on. "I may have been forced to go but I will continue to fight in the courts," he said. "I have five court orders allowing me to stay."
Four years ago Mr Lock was given permission to stay on Karori Farm in Headlands district, about 90 miles south-east of Harare, after two thirds of its land was made available for resettlement.
Earlier, Mr Lock had surrendered another 5,000-acre farm to the government.
But the last portion of Karori's land still in Mr Lock's hands caught the attention of a senior army officer, Gen Justin Mujaji and his wife, Pauline.
He sent his soldiers to evict Mr Lock, along with all of the farmer's black labourers, and take over the property.
"They came with their guns and fired a few rounds," said Mr Lock, 45. "I was forced to pay off 158 workers. The soldiers drove them and their families off in the space of 24 hours. They vanished."
"The farm school is deserted. I had to move my four farm managers and their possessions off as they were in danger, and while I was away my house and equipment was looted. I was alone on the farm then, and so I just had to go."
Last week, Mr Lock brought a contempt of court application against Gen Mujaji and his wife.
Mr Justice Charles Hungwe heard the case and made a remark to the effect that the courts were being abused. He promised a ruling this week.
But Gen Mujaji insists that he will stay on the farm regardless of the law. "I will only leave Karori if the minister of lands orders me. He is senior to the courts," he told The Daily Telegraph.
Before the onset of the land grab, Zimbabwe had about 4,000 white farmers. Perhaps a few hundred are left — and the great majority are only able to cling to portions of their land.
Hardly any still possess all the acres they owned before the seizures. The latest deadline could dislodge the remaining handful.
"The military are heavily involved now," said John Worsley-Worswick, spokesman for the pressure group Justice for Agriculture. "We always knew that eventually the government would go for the final push, and here it is."
The United Nations says that about four million Zimbabweans will need food aid next year. Until the land grab, Zimbabwe exported food.
~By Jared Taylor
On Friday, Sept. 21, we published a lengthy account of what really happened in Jena, Louisiana, which showed how events in that town were distorted to fit an image of Southern white “racism.” We have since learned that events were even more shamelessly manipulated than we realized. There were two key elements to the “racism” charge: that there was a tree at Jena High School under which only whites could sit, and that whites hung nooses from the tree to intimidate blacks who asked if they could sit under it. Both charges are false.
Craig Franklin is a reporter with the Jena Times who has covered events from the beginning. He confirms that there was no “whites only” tree. The tree in question was planted in 1986, and only recently grew tall enough to give shade. The school put picnic tables under it, and anyone who wanted to sat at them.
As we reported previously, the question about whether blacks could sit under the tree was a joke during an assembly for boys. Everyone in the room knew that although students sometimes self-segregate, no place at Jena High School was off-limits to blacks or whites. Everyone laughed at the question. Mr. Franklin has learned that the boys asked a number of joke questions, partly to keep the assembly going as long as possible, so they would not have to go back to regular classes.
Even more central to the Jena-is-racist hysteria is the report—now enshrined as fact—that the next day nooses appeared on the tree to scare away blacks. The three students who hung the nooses were soon discovered, and school authorities described the episode as a “prank.” The national press has mercilessly blasted any school that could dismiss an evocation of lynching as a “prank,” but Mr. Franklin confirms that this is exactly what it was.
The three boys who hung two nooses were members of the rodeo team. Contrary to our report of Sept. 21, they did not paint the nooses in the school colors of black and gold. Both nooses were black, but only because the rope one of the boys had in the back of his truck was made of black nylon. Mr. Franklin says they were not even proper nooses, but crudely tied loops. Why did the boys put them there?
They had recently seen the “Lonesome Dove” television series, in which Texas Rangers string up several rustlers. None of the rustlers was black. The nooses on the tree really were a joke, directed at white friends.
Mr. Franklin, who recently spoke to the parents, says the boys did not even know nooses had racial significance. To members of the rodeo team, nooses meant cowboys and rustlers. “They didn’t have a clue what nooses mean to blacks,” he says, and were “totally flabbergasted” to learn that they can be seen as symbols of lynching.
It is nevertheless widely believed that white students perpetrated a vicious act of racist intimidation, but got only a slap on the wrist because the school dismissed it as a “prank.” The national media tell us that justifiably frustrated blacks then got into a fight with a white boy and were charged with attempted murder. Blacks denounced double-standard justice, and Jena became the new civil-rights battlefield.
Once the story took this turn, why did Jena High School not explain what really happened? The authorities learned about the nooses in investigatory hearings that could have led to expulsion (and did lead to suspension). State law requires that such proceedings be confidential, so the school kept silent. Only now have parents agreed to waive confidentiality.
The charges of “racism” that are supposed to be at the heart of this story have now been shown to be just as mendacious as the inventions with which Tawana Brawley helped Al Sharpton find his true calling. There was no whites-only tree. There was no “racist intimidation.” Four months later, when a gang of blacks decided to beat a white boy unconscious and stomp him, the local prosecutor treated the attack like the serious crime it was. The blacks—with the encouragement of the national media and the “civil rights” industry—concocted a history of “racism” because they wanted to beat the rap.
For those who know how the press covers race, its hideous cavorting over Jena is no surprise, but Craig Franklin is disappointed. “We are taught there are two sides to a story,” he says, speaking as a journalist. “The national media took one side and ran with it as if it were fact.”
In fact, they ran so far with it they are too ashamed to report the truth. Mr. Franklin says he called CNN to tell them what he has learned. “We’ll get back to you,” they said. The New York Times and the Washington Post are certainly not going to correct their stories, now that they have committed themselves to a juicy tale about Southern “racism.” We ask AR readers to let us know if even one national organ reports the truth.
This story is not like the Duke rape hoax. The press had licked its chops so gleefully at the initial charges that it could hardly turn its back as the sickening process ground on to its—for the press—deeply disappointing conclusion. The Times and the Post will write small stories when the “Jena 6” go to trial, but here’s betting they will never admit they got it wrong about the whites-only tree and the nooses.
If they ever do, what will be their message? That the press should control its biases? That it should check facts? No. They will blame the white rodeo team for its ignorance of American history, and will insist that every white boy get the “sensitivity training” he needs to know what nooses really mean.
I was definately born in the wrong era.
What's the secret to a long marriage?
Alonzo and Beulah Sims should know. They just celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Sims said the cotton-farming couple was just too busy to fight.
The Sims were teenagers when they married without their families' permission. Today, they live in a nursing home in Scottsboro.
They credit their long lives to hard farm work and eating lots of vegetables.
Alonzo Sims added that even after all these years, he still enjoys being with his bride.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
A little while ago I got this amazing yarn from my Grandma. It's a DK Merino called Orange Blossoms and it is so soft. I'm making socks and mittens for me and my Mom with it. I need to get some more, in some different colors, because it's hard to make socks for your Dad when your yarn is pretty oranges, greens, pinks and yellows. I'm going to use the rest to crochet a hat for Mom. :)
The influence of AIPAC on US Foreign Policy
This is just crying for an insanity defense.... Those niggers is crazee! I mean, look at her mugshot! LOL
An Eagle woman accused of chasing a group of Hispanic children with a sword faces a number of charges, including ethnic intimidation, after allegedly calling them "illegal spics," according to police.
Amanda Jane Darling Harris, 21, allegedly chased the children, aged 9 to 15, with an 18-inch samurai sword because they were playing in a parking lot of the Villa apartments, according to a police report.
Police investigated the incident on Sept. 20, and Harris was jailed until she posted a $3,500 bond this week.
According to the police report, the teens said Harris yelled at the children, "If you're scared, then you're guilty." That is when they said she chased them with the sword.
One boy said Harris grabbed him and held the sword to his throat, telling him he "needed to stop causing her problems."
A girl told police that Harris chased and grabbed her and threatened to cut off her ponytail.
Harris chased the other five children through the parking lot, brandishing the sword, according to her arrest affidavit.
The children told police that Harris called them "little f****ing wetbacks" and told them to go back to their own country.
Arresting officers said Harris stated that she should have hurt one of the "illegals" if she knew she was going to go to jail over it.
Harris was arrested in her third-floor apartment on suspicion of menacing -- use of a deadly weapon, misdemeanor third-degree assault with a weapon, ethnic intimidation and harassment.
Harris is employed by Pooh Corner Preschool in Minturn, Colo., according to the arrest report. A spokeswoman for the preschool said she couldn't comment on Harris' current employment status.
Just before 9 a.m., they file into large, sometimes windowless rooms.
In some cases, they punch time cards; in others, they scribble their names on a sign-in sheet.
They take their places in plastic chairs either grouped around tables or scattered haphazardly.
Some immediately pull out crossword puzzles or books. Some knit. Others hold golf-putting contests. One takes out his guitar and strums.
One day last week, another, wearing a leotard and tights, spread out on the floor and stretched before practicing ballet against a wall in a corner.
Nearby, gazing out a window, a man slowly fell asleep, his head in his hands.
It's all in a day's work on the city payroll.
For seven hours a day, five days a week, hundreds of Department of Education employees - who've been accused of wrongdoing ranging from buying a plant for a school against the principal's wishes to inappropriately touching a student - do absolutely no work.
In an investigation inside the nine reassignment centers called "rubber rooms" where these employees are sent, The Post has learned that the number of salaried teachers sitting idly waiting for their cases to be heard has exploded to 757 this year - more than twice the number just two years ago - at a cost of about $40 million a year, based on the median teacher salary.
The city pays millions more for substitute teachers and employees to replace them and to lease rubber-room space.
Meanwhile, the 757 - paid from $42,500 to $93,400 a year - bring in lounge chairs to recline, talk on their cellphones and watch movies on portable DVD players, according to interviews with more than 50 employees.
David Pakter, 62, has been in a rubber room for a year for buying a plant for his school and giving students watches he'd made, he said.
The DOE would not discuss ongoing investigations.
Harare admits land reform has failed as the deadline passes for the last white farmers to leave their land.
Zimbabwe's bakeries have shut and supermarkets have warned there will be no bread for the foreseeable future as the government admitted that wheat production had collapsed following the seizure of white-owned farms.
The agricultural ministry announcement that the wheat harvest is only about a third of what is required, and that imports are held up by lack of hard currency, came as a deadline passed today for the last white farmers to leave their land or face prosecution for trespass.
The maize harvest is expected to be equally dire and price controls to contain hyperinflation have emptied the stores of most other foodstuffs. The World Food Programme says at least 3 million people - one in four of the population - will need food aid in the coming months. It describes hunger in some parts of the country, which used to be a food exporter, as "acutely serious".
Last week, the government said it plans to import 100,000 tonnes of wheat but acknowledged that a shipment of 35,000 tonnes was held up in Mozambique because of a shortage of hard currency to pay for it.
The agriculture minister, Rugare Gumbo, has blamed the food shortages on black farmers who have taken over formerly white-owned land.
"I am painfully aware of the widespread theft of stock, farm produce, irrigation equipment and the general vandalism of infrastructure by our new farmers," he said.
"I am disappointed that our new farmers have proved to be failures since the start of the land reform programme in 2000. In spite of all the support government has been pouring into the agricultural sector, productivity and under-utilisation of land remain issues of concern."
The ministry of agriculture has also blamed electricity shortages for the wheat shortfall, saying that power cuts have affected irrigation and halved crop yields per acre.
The power shortages are likely to continue. Mozambique has reduced electricity supplies to Zimbabwe because of a $35m (£17.1m) unpaid bill. Shortages of coal and spares for power stations and mining equipment have also hit electricity production and power cuts are now a regular feature of daily life.
Zimbabwe, once the world's second largest exporter of tobacco, has also seen production of its main cash crop nosedive, further undermining its ability to buy food from abroad. This year's crop is not likely to be much better than recent harvests, with many farmers saying that their seedlings have died for lack of irrigation.
Cigarettes are only available on the black market at many times the official price, and now cost more than marijuana - a cash crop that does not appear to have been severely affected by the crisis.
The government's admission that the land redistribution has failed to deliver the promised boost to food production coincides with a deadline for the last white farmers to vacate their land. The farms were nationalised last year and the handover to the state was set for today.
Any farmer remaining on their former land faces prosecution for trespassing on state property. About 50 farmers have already been summonsed by the courts.
White farmers say that senior ruling party, military and intelligence officials have been touring their former properties to lay a claim and that they have little confidence the land will be distributed among the poor as the government claims.
Zimbabwe's economic problems are likely to be compounded by a law passed last week that compels many publicly owned companies, including foreign firms, to sell a majority of their equity to black Zimbabweans.
Critics say the legislation amounts to expropriation because it effectively forces the companies to hand over half of their value by taxing them to raise the money to "buy" the 51% stake for black investors approved by the government.
The government has ignored the protests of some foreign investors, including South African banks and mining houses. With the collapse of tobacco production, mining is now the country's largest source of foreign currency.
Zimbabwe's minister of indigenisation, Paul Mangwana, said those companies that do not like it can "pack their bags and go".
"If they feel that we went into the bush [to fight against white rule] for them to enjoy our wealth then they can leave. We are talking about the total liberation of this country. I have no apologies for that," he said.
Last week, the International Monetary Fund said that it would not renew assistance to Zimbabwe until it adopts economic policies rooted in "reality". The IMF suspended dealings with Harare late last year.
President Robert Mugabe continues to blame his country's financial problems on what he calls British-led economic sanctions. The UK says that the sanctions, imposed by the EU and the US, target leading Zimbabwe officials and have no impact on the economy.
Police in eastern Uganda have arrested more than 70 men because their homes do not have a pit latrine.
They were targeted as part of home-to-home sanitary inspections in Tororo district, intended to ensure that proper toilets are installed.
Tororo district authorities want to discourage people from the common practice of defecating in bushes.
They said "toilet defaulters" would be freed if they agreed to dig a pit latrine within seven days.
"It's lamentable that while the Americans and the Europeans are visiting the moon and are about to reach the sun, in this part of Africa I am busy hunting for people who claim they don't have the time and the technology for making simple pit latrines," Tororo District Chairman Emmanuel Osuna said.
The campaign has not been without its difficulties.
On Wednesday, 50 homes were found to have no toilets during a swoop on Osukuru.
The densely populated area is bordered on one side by River Malaba, which is a natural boundary with Kenya.
Forty of the Osukuru culprits evaded capture by either swimming across the river to Kenya or by climbing nearby high rocks.
The inspections are expected to continue for another month.
Monday, October 1, 2007
...which Jew(s) are responsible for the appearance of swastikas and anti-Semitic messages on buildings and cars in a Brooklyn neighborhood.
NYPD Detectives Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti
More than 20 detectives are investigating the appearance of swastikas and anti-Semitic messages on buildings and cars in a Brooklyn neighborhood.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne says the intensity and the number of incidents in such a small area on the Jewish holidays sparked the large investigation.
Yom Kippur ended on Saturday and Sukkot begins at sundown Wednesday.
Police say that swastikas and hateful messages directed at Jews were found Monday and Tuesday spray-painted on two synagogues, seven residential buildings, three parked cars, a park building and two sections of sidewalk in the Brooklyn Heights section.
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I was a week behind in studies, waiting to come back to homeschooling and waiting for all my books arrive. Now that I've gotten them, I'm 2 weeks ahead of myself. So today is an idle day, and I baked an apple pie. Who says I can't do home-ec by myself? :p
Sunday, September 30, 2007
A Scott County woman who was sexually assaulted in her dorm room at the University of Northern Iowa has sued the school, accusing leaders of improper recruitment and supervision of athletes and botching how they handled the incident's aftermath.
The woman, who was an 18-year-old freshman at the time of the November 2004 assault, filed the lawsuit in Scott County District Court after the state denied her claim for $1 million in damages.
The assault and the college's reaction, the lawsuit states, "had a devastating impact on (her) life and education. She has suffered from feelings of violation, humiliation, and a loss of personal security and self-confidence.
"(The woman), who had been a good student in high school, found it increasingly difficult, after Nov. 12, 2004, to continue studying at an institution that had, with the exception of a few supportive individuals, shown little regard for her well-being, but had instead demonstrated great animosity toward her."
She eventually dropped out of school, the lawsuit states. The school sent her tuition bill to a collection agency, she said, and the dean of students told her he was "disappointed in her because she didn't tough it out."
Panther football players Baylen Bernard Laury and Joseph Roy Thomas, both of Texas, were charged in connection with the November 2004 rape of the woman. Laury entered an Alford plea of guilty in October 2005 to an assault with intent to inflict serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor, after three hung jury trials. Thomas pleaded guilty to third-degree sex assault and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A representative from the University of Northern Iowa declined comment. The woman's attorney could not be reached for comment. The Courier does not name victims of sex abuse unless given permission to do so.
In the lawsuit, the woman alleges:
UNI football officials knew that certain recruits and athletes had criminal backgrounds and other "records of misconduct making it more likely (they) would engage in acts harmful to women."
College officials, she said, failed to take action to prevent them from engaging in such behavior. She also alleges that the football program knew of sexual harassment and assaults by recruits and athletes and continued to recruit athletes with criminal records, including one person with a sex assault charge.
After the assault, the college's sex assault counselor told her she "could not help with the situation" and that the woman should go to the student health service.
Administration did not contact her after the assault, she said. A meeting with UNI's president, requested by the woman's mother and grandfather, resulted in a referral to the dean of students for her accommodation requests, which included academic assistance, counseling and a move to a new dorm.
The result of that referral, the woman says, was that she "was ultimately required to walk around campus and ask various individual faculty members for accommodation, despite the dean of students being aware of the traumatic effects of the rape and (her) ongoing fears."
The woman's grandfather informed the dean that the woman slept with a dresser pushed in front of her door and that "walking around asking individual faculty members for accommodations was not working."
She received harassing phone calls, which she reported. She was told that "football players could not be controlled in their free time" and that she "needed to just tough it out."
The woman did commend the campus police department for being "considerate" and helping her receive a medical evaluation after the assault.
A man who is videotaping a DUI arrest is ordered detained.
He is slammed face-first into the concrete, handcuffed and searched. He was later released.This was in Orlando Florida.
found hanging in Long Island police station, and the chimps start flinging their feces.
A noose was found dangling in a Long Island town's police department, horrifying officials who rushed to condemn the hateful act.
The scandal at the Hempstead Police Department began early Friday, when a maintenance man spotted the noose hanging from a pipe in a men's locker room.
Officials said they were stunned that racism would rear its head in the diverse department - and questioned whether the act was linked to a deputy chief's recent promotion or a push to recruit more minorities.
"I used to read about this with the KKK, as far back as I can remember," said Perry Pettus, a town trustee. "To hear about something like this in this community, it's just a sad situation."
Nassau County and Hempstead police were investigating who hung the noose, long an emblem of lynchings and racism in the Old South. Scorn for the symbol has been renewed since three nooses were hung outside a school in Jena, La., last year, prompting race-related fights and arrests that have captivated the country.
"It's just mindboggling in the wake of the high-profile case in Jena that you would do that, that someone would be so full of hate," said Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall.
In Hempstead, officials said about half of the 107-member department are minorities. Department officials recently hung a banner announcing their participation in an effort to recruit more women and minorities to be cops.
Several community leaders expressed concern that the noose could be linked to the April promotion of Willie Dixon, who is black, to deputy police chief.
Wing would not discuss what evidence was collected in the locker room, but confirmed that only cops have access to the basement room.
"They're upset, leaning toward outrage," Wing said of the department's reaction. "It's because of all of the symbolism that the noose comes with historically and the fact that it was hung in a police department."
Longtime residents said the incident was out of character for their community.
"I've lived here all my life, and I've never heard of anything like this," said Edward Tolver 2nd, president of the Hempstead NAACP.
"The Hempstead Police Department is one of the most diverse police departments in the state. It's sad to see something like this happen."
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1. Television and its effect on the brain.
2. US anti-terror grants to go to mostly Jewish organizations.
3. Hillary Clinton wants to give all new born children 5k.
4. Orthodox Jew tapped to replace Gonzales.
5. G.W. Bush a Homosexual? Maybe.....
6. Jews and their name brands
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