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Police said they were alerted to the whereabouts of the women by a frantic emergency call from one of them, Amanda Berry, moments after she was freed from the house by a neighbor who said he heard screaming and came to her assistance.Police said they were alerted to the whereabouts of the women by a frantic emergency... more
My family and I do LOTS of Tactical/Survival training. I found this article very intersting and the info may well save your life.
http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/lock-picking/how-to-escape-from-zip-ties/My family and I do LOTS of Tactical/Survival training. I found this article very... more
NEW YORK — An NYPD detective has been suspended without pay after a kidnapping victim was found tied up in his Queens garage, sources tell NBC 4 New York.
Sources say Ondre Johnson, a 17-year veteran of the Brooklyn North gang unit, was being questioned by internal affairs about his involvement in the kidnapping of a 25-year-old victim off the street early Friday morning.
Sources say a demand for a $75,000 ransom was made.
Police tracked the victim to the house in St. Albans off the victim’s cell phone pings
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/28/13012288-kidnapping-victim-found-tied-up-in-nypd-detectives-garage-sources-say?liteNEW YORK — An NYPD detective has been suspended without pay after a kidnapping... more
2012 audio interview with actress Sharon Leal, star of Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day, Boston Public, Guiding Light, conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=44972012 audio interview with actress Sharon Leal, star of Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the... more
Affaire Florence Cassez: l'enquête de France 5
Mardi 15 novembre, France 5 diffusera “Florence Cassez, l’ultime recours”. Réalisé par Patrice du Tertre et Othello Khanh, ce film prétend sensibiliser les pouvoirs publics mexicains dans l’espoir d’infléchir le sort de la jeune Française, détenues depuis maintenant six ans. Condamnée à 60 ans de prison pour kidnapping, elle clame son innocence depuis le début de l’affaire.
Les deux réalisateurs se sont rendus l’été dernier au Mexique, où ils ont rencontré Florence Cassez, ainsi qu’un certains nombre de témoins de l’affaire. Ils ont exploré de nouvelles pistes, ignorées jusqu’à ce jour, et apportent de nouveaux témoignages qui confirment les dysfonctionnements de la justice mexicaine lors du premier procès en mai 2008.
La jeune femme avait alors été condamnée à 96 ans, ramenés à 60 ans après un procès en appel. Après avoir perdu son recours en cassation en février 2011, il ne reste à Florence Cassez qu’un ultime recours: la décision de la cour suprême mexicaine. Son dossier est, en effet, entre les mains des juges de la haute cour, indépendante du pouvoir exécutif. Mais, indique sa famille, aucune date n’a été fixée quant à cette décision.
Diffusion: mardi 15 novembre 2011 à 20h35 sur France 5
http://teleobs.nouvelobs.com/articles/affaire-florence-cassez-l-enquete-de-france-5?xtor=RSS-2Affaire Florence Cassez: l'enquête de France 5 Mardi 15 novembre, France... more
Four mentally disabled adults were found chained up and horrifically abused in a Philadelphia basement.A shocking discovery on a weathered but quiet stretch of Longshore Avenue in the working-class Tacony neighborhood shook Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon: four cognitively impaired disabled adults were found malnourished, chained to a water heater, and locked behind a steel door in a filthy 15-by-15-foot closet in the basement of an apartment complex.A shocking discovery on a weathered but quiet stretch of Longshore Avenue in the... more
Two French television journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan by Talibans arrived in France on Thursday, after 547 days in captivity.
Cameraman Stéphane Taponier and reporter Hervé Ghesquière, were freed on Wednesday along with their interpreter, Reza Din.
The three were working for state network France 3 and were kidnapped in November 2009 in the mountains of Kapisa, east of the Afghan capital Kabul thus spending 18 months in captivity - the longest period of time since .
They were greeted by their families at the Villacoublay air base outside Paris on Thursday morning. Also there to greet them were the French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
The Taliban claimed reponsibility for the abduction, and accused the journalists of spying.
In January, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatened France in an audio tape message and said that the journalists' release would depend on France withdrawing soldiers from Afghanistan.
It is not clear whether France made any concessions to secure the release, but Foreign Minister Alain Juppe insisted that France did not pay ransom for hostages.
He said Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai had helped Paris secure the return of Taponier and Ghesquiere. France has nearly 4,000 troops in Afghanistan fighting against the Taliban.Two French television journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan by Talibans arrived in... more
's-rights-activist-missing-in-Iran Maryam Majd, 25, is feared to have been held by security officials before boarding a flight from Tehran to Düsseldorf, Germany, where she intended to cover the Fifa Women's World Cup.
Petra Landers, a former German national footballer who had invited Majd to join her in a book project about women's sport, said she has not heard from her since Friday when the photographer was scheduled to arrive in Düsseldorf.'s-rights-activist-missing-in-Iran Maryam Majd, 25, is feared to have been held... more
We've been holding off on reporting about the mystery surrounding the blogger known as "Gay Girl in Damascus" and the reports that she was arrested by Syrian authorities.
There are a growing number of questions about who she may or may not be and even whether such a person is actually in the hands of the authorities.
But our colleague Andy Carvin, NPR's senior social media strategist, is at the center of the online effort to get to the truth. So we want to pass along some of what he's learned:
"Earlier this week I got a tip from an LGBT Syrian source who didn't believe Amina existed. They had told me they had asked around other members of the LGBT community and they couldn't find anyone who knew her. They also were very concerned that her blog posts were drawing attention to Syria's LGBT community in ways that could be dangerous for them. ...
"Independently of this, two other Syrian sources I knew mentioned similar speculation to me. They didn't say she was fictitious, per se, but they were skeptical of the circumstances described in her My Father The Hero blog post. ...
"I began to ask around on Twitter if anyone had met her in person, and I couldn't find anyone who had. ...
"While all of this was going on, I contacted another Syrian contact who has connections with two prominent opposition members. He was under the impression that one of these people had indeed met her once, but in an email that this person sent me this evening, he denied this. ...
"Finally, yet another source told me to take a look at a previous blog she had allegedly written several years ago. ... The blog explicitly stated it was her intention to post both real stories and fiction on her blog — and not tell readers which was which.
"So where does this leave us? I still have many more questions than answers, but I currently believe Amina is a real person, but one who is much more expressive about herself online than offline. ...
"Despite all the questions I have, I am deeply worried that this discussion about her identity could distract people from the possibility that should might be being brutalized in detention, and in dire need of support from friends and strangers alike."
Andy also adds, in messages he's posted on Twitter within the past few hours, that the pictures Amina has used on her blog and elsewhere appear to be of other women. (Follow him on Twitter as he tries to separate fact from fiction.)
Indeed, The Wall Street Journal's Dispatch blog reports that "a London publicist said Wednesday that the photos circulating on the Web and in the media show someone else entirely. The photos are of Jelena Lecic, who lives in London, according to publicist, Julius Just."
We'll keep tabs on what Andy and others are learning.
Update at 4:10 p.m. ET. Public Records Yield Dead End:
With the help of JoElla Straley of NPR's library, we scoured public records but were unable to find anything to confirm that Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari exists.
Based on biographical information found in her blogs and in interviews, we also looked for any public records pertaining to her parents and came up empty.
We also followed up on the last person to post on her blog: Someone who said she was Araf's cousin and that her name was Rania Ismail. We were able to locate a Facebook page we think is Ismail's — she is friends with Araf and claims Araf is her cousin on the page — but were unable to find any public records in Georgia under that name.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner told NPR that they have "not yet been able to confirm any of the details contained in Ms. Arraf's blog.
"Officials in Damascus and Washington are continuing to attempt to ascertain more information about Ms. Arraf including confirmation of her citizenship," Toner said.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/08/137060775/gay-girl-in-damascus-missing-or-mythicalWe've been holding off on reporting about the mystery surrounding the blogger... more
On this week’s Tijuanapress.com Week In Review
A Wikileaks cable about Tijuana
Murder on the rise in March
Is Tijuana going to lose another police chief?
And a special interview about Tijuana’s business or tourismhttp://bowlersdesk.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/tijuanapress-com-week-in-review-3-20-11/... more
As many as 10 commuters helped to foil the kidnapping of a teenage girl at a South L.A. light rail station. The girl has now come forward to detectives, officials said Friday.
The group of Good Samaritans tackled the girl's would-be attacker in the incident Thursday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
"Eight to 10 people wrestled him to the ground," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said. "The bystanders refused to let this occur. They brought this man to the ground, and there was a fight. It was an aggressive fight."
Sheriff's transit deputies received a report of a disturbance on a train just after 2 p.m. at the Avalon station in the 11600 block of Avalon Boulevard in Green Meadows, Whitmore said.
When they arrived, witnesses told deputies that commuters at the station had wrestled a man to the ground after he grabbed an unidentified teenage girl from behind and tried to drag her away. The girl broke free and ran away, Whitmore said. The attacker fled on an arriving train. The suspect is identified as James Alfred Burnett, a 46-year-old registered sex offender with a criminal history.
When Burnett arrived at the Imperial station, waiting deputies arrested him, Whitmore said. He was booked on suspicion of attempted kidnapping. Burnett was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for cuts and bruises.
The girl left the scene but has since contacted police after media reports about the story.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/10-good-samaritans-tackle-man-trying-to-kidnap-girl-on-la-rail-platform.htmlAs many as 10 commuters helped to foil the kidnapping of a teenage girl at a South... more
We are the Food Liberation Army, and we hope that this extreme action will take us towards a better and safer food future.
Two days ago we kidnapped Ronald McDonald from a McDonald's Restaurant. If you do not answer all the questions we will execute Ronald on Friday February 11, 2011 at 6:30PM EET.
We love burgers, fries and McDonald's, but we can no longer watch silent when the food we love is being destroyed and brought to shame because of greed and indifference. Because of your short-sightedness your burgers have become nearly inedible.
That is why we want to help McDonald's to save food. We made you a list of questions we want you to answer. We hope that your answers will make you understand the dilapidation of the food culture we love and the appropriate measures.
1. Why are you not open about the manufacturing processes, raw materials and additives used in your products? What are you afraid?
2. How many tons of un-recycled waste you produce per year? Why do you not publish that figure?
3. Do you operate with unethical actors, such as illegal immigrants? Why?
4. Why do not you take responsibility of your culinary consequences? Why do you not seek to prevent obesity, diabetes and their ramification deceases?
5. Why do you not just use ethically produced meat? Do you not think it should be a goal for everyone to serve meat of an animal that has has had a good, clean and drug free life? Why is it not your goal?
6. Why is cheap production cost your main value?
7. Do you think your only goal is to maximize your owners´s profits? What do you think would happen if you begin to produce quality to your customers?
8. You are big and global player that reaches a significant part of the earth's people. Why do you use your power to short-sightedly maximize profits and not to create a better world ?
We are not alone, but represent a rapidly growing population. We have moved quickly towards better quality and ethicality of consumption. It is in your interest to answer our questions publicly, and develop your activities through them. Only this way you will survive in the future. Listen to our message and the Move. We will reward you by eating more of your burgers
http://www.freeronald.org/We are the Food Liberation Army, and we hope that this extreme action will take us... more
Anyone else think this is going a little far?
A woman kidnapped as a baby from Harlem Hospital in 1987 -- abducted at 19 days old by a woman who had been lurking around the hospital for weeks wearing a nurse's uniform -- has been found alive and well.
Some 23 years ago, Carlina White was rushed to the emergency room by her parents, who handed her to the woman they thought was a nurse, only to return later and be told that their daughter had vanished.
Carlina exclusively shared with The Post her emotional roller-coaster ride as Nejdra Nance living in Bridgeport, Conn. -- just 45 miles from her birth parents Joy White and Carl Tyson in The Bronx -- to their long-delayed reunion.
She long harbored doubts about the woman she called mom.
The drug-abusing Agnotta Pettway -- who has several aliases, according to Carlina -- often abused her, once pummeling her with a shoe so hard that it left an imprint on her face.
At 16, Carlina got pregnant and asked her "mother" for a birth certificate so she could get prenatal care. Her mother could not provide one.
When she wanted to get a job and a driver's license, her mother could provide no documentation. She also began noticing more and more that she didn't look like her mother.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/alive_and_well_after_years_csPmfEkVeUXYgRUTbYbyLL#ixzz1BclSr2paA woman kidnapped as a baby from Harlem Hospital in 1987 -- abducted at 19 days old by... more
When you think about it, Zelda and Peach did let themselves get kidnapped a surprisingly high number of times. Call it Stockholm Syndrome, call it love; those princesses are literally asking for it.
The rest of the best top comedy videos from this week can be found over at Splitsider, including two bored cops, one 20 year old 40 year old, and quite a few terrible decisions.
http://gizmodo.com/5734140/this-weeks-top-web-comedy-video-peach-and-zelda-love-being-kidnappedWhen you think about it, Zelda and Peach did let themselves get kidnapped a... more
Last week, the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Timothy Murray, noticed smoke coming out of a minivan in his hometown of Worcester. He raced over and pulled out two small children, moments before the van's tire exploded into flames. At which point, according to the AP account, the kids' grandmother, who had been driving, nearly punched our hero in the face.
Mr. Murray said she told him she thought he might be a kidnapper.
And so it goes these days, when almost any man who has anything to do with a child can find himself suspected of being a creep. I call it "Worst-First" thinking: Gripped by pedophile panic, we jump to the very worst, even least likely, conclusion first. Then we congratulate ourselves for being so vigilant.
Consider the Iowa daycare center where Nichole Adkins works. The one male aide employed there, she told me in an interview, is not allowed to change diapers. "In fact," Ms. Adkins said, "he has been asked to leave the classroom when diapering was happening."
Now, a guy turned on by diaper changes has got to be even rarer than a guy turned on by Sponge Bob. But "Worst-First" thinking means suspecting the motives of any man who chooses to work around kids.
Maybe the daycare center felt it had to be extra cautious, to avoid lawsuits. But regular folk are suspicious, too. Last February, a woman followed a man around at a store berating him for clutching a pile of girls' panties. "I can't believe this! You're disgusting. This is a public place, you pervert!" she said—until the guy, who posted about the episode on a website, fished out his ID. He was a clerk restocking the underwear department.
Given the level of distrust, is it any wonder that, as the London Telegraph reported last month, the British Musicians' Union warned its members they are no longer to touch a child's fingers, even to position them correctly on the keys? Or that a public pool in Sydney, Australia last fall prohibited boys from changing in the same locker room as the men? (According to the Daily Telegraph in Sydney, the men demanded this, fearing false accusations.)
What's really ironic about all this emphasis on perverts is that it's making us think like them. Remember the story that broke right before Christmas? The FBI warned law-enforcement agencies that the new Video Barbie could be used to make kiddie porn. The warning was not intended for the public but it leaked out. TV news celebrated the joy of the season by telling parents that any man nice enough to play dolls with their daughters could really be videotaping "under their little skirts!" as one Fox News reporter said.
This queasy climate is making men think twice about things they used to do unselfconsciously. A friend of mine, Eric Kozak, was working for a while as a courier. Driving around an unfamiliar neighborhood, he says, "I got lost. I saw a couple kids by the side of the road and rolled down my window to ask, 'Where is such-and-such road?' They ran off screaming."
Another dad told me about taking his three-year-old to play football in the local park, where he'd help organize the slightly older kids into a game. Over time, one of the kids started to look up to him. "He wanted to stand close to me, wanted approval, Dad stuff, I guess. And because of this whole 'stranger danger' mentality, I could sense this sort of wary disapproval from the few other parents at the playground. So I just stopped going."
And that's not the worst. In England in 2006, BBC News reported the story of a bricklayer who spotted a toddler at the side of the road. As he later testified at a hearing, he didn't stop to help for fear he'd be accused of trying to abduct her. You know: A man driving around with a little girl in his car? She ended up at a pond and drowned.
We think we're protecting our kids by treating all men as potential predators. But that's not a society that's safe. Just sick.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576073752925629440.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_opinionLast week, the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Timothy Murray, noticed smoke... more
The lone police officer in the Mexican border village of Guadalupe remained missing on Tuesday, five days after reportedly being abducted by gunmen who stormed her home.
Erika Gandara, 28, was the Mexican village's entire police force in the farming communities in the valley of Juarez, the El Paso Times reports.
A spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told the newspaper on Monday that authorities were aware of the incident involving Gandara, but there was still no official report of the kidnapping. Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for prosecutors in northern Chihuahua state, said a search has begun for Gandara, who hasn't been since seen Dec. 23.
Sandoval said Tuesday that the search started as a missing-person case.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/12/28/lone-police-officer-mexican-border-town-remains-missing/#ixzz19V09IitHThe lone police officer in the Mexican border village of Guadalupe remained missing on... more
Rape ,Murder & Kidnap In The Bible
Rape is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. Yet few people know that the Bible often condones and even approves of rape. How anyone can get their moral guidance from a book that allows rape escapes me. Perhaps they have been lied to about the Bible and carefully detoured around all the nasty stuff in the Bible.
So grab your Bibles and follow along as I show you all the nasty rapes that your priests and preachers don't want to tell you about. Note that in many places in the Bible there are references to "taking a wife". Don't be fooled into thinking that these were voluntary marriages. This first quote clearly shows that murder and force were used to "take" these wives.
1) Murder, rape, and pillage at Jabesh-gilead (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)
So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel. So the Israelite leaders asked, "How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God's curse."
Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem. They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please be understanding. Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'" So the men of Benjamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.
Obviously these women were repeatedly raped. These sick bastards killed and raped an entire town and then wanted more virgins, so they hid beside the road to kidnap and rape some more. How can anyone see this as anything but evil?
Women, according to the Bible were not even second class citizens. They were slaves for men and commanded to do whatever men told them to do or else they where murdered.
ImConcerned wrote......In Judges 21, He orders the murder of all the people of Jabesh-gilead, except for the virgin girls who were taken to be forcibly raped and married. When they wanted more virgins, God told them to hide alongside the road and when they saw a girl they liked, kidnap her and forcibly rape her and make her your wife!
Virgins in those days were children, because women were sold for livestock and married around the age of 10 to 12 years old. Theres your moral god. Theres your moral compass.Rape ,Murder & Kidnap In The Bible Rape is one of the most heinous crimes... more