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  • 5 inmates escape from California jail

    09/20/2014 8:29:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    FOX ^ | staff
    Five inmates are on the loose after escaping from a California jail. The inmates broke out of the Madera County Jail, the Madera County Police Department reported Saturday on its Facebook page. “They are all gang members and considered armed and dangerous,” the report said.
  • 75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

    08/30/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces. Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....
  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • Albuquerque NM Police: Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape

    07/08/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket on Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran. Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. That's where they found broken glass from...
  • Honey Badger Escape

    05/08/2014 8:04:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Big Geek Daddy ^ | 2014 | n/a
    Stoffel the Honey Badger spends his days and nights continuously planning his escape from Kruger National Park in South Africa where he lives. Stoffel is like a Honey Badger Houdini as he escapes from the first pen that was built for him and then from what the park manager describes as “Badger Alcatraz”. The creativity and intelligence displayed by this Honey badger is truly amazing to watch.
  • Ex-Russian Chess Champ Kasparov Granted Croatian Citizenship

    03/02/2014 8:45:51 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 5 replies
    theJewishPress.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | JTA
    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, the head of a pro-democracy group in his native Russia, was granted Croatian citizenship. Kasparov reportedly became a Croatian citizen last week after applying for citizenship in early February. He owns a home in Croatia and speaks the language, according to reports. The founder and chairman of United Civil Front is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kasparov was arrested and beaten by police in 2012, and spent several days in jail, according to The Guardian newspaper. Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ex-russian-chess-champ-kasparov-granted-croatian-citizenship/2014/03/02/
  • Ten Most Wanted

    01/03/2014 9:50:59 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    FBI (477) ^ | December 7, 1996 | Staff
    GLEN STEWART GODWIN Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement & Escape, Escape, Glen is being sought for his 1987 escape from (the max @) Folsom State Prison, where he had been serving a 26 year sentence for (very) killing a drug thug in 1980.. Later in 1987, Godwin was (shortly thereafter, again) arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After being convicted, (drug trafficking) he was sent to a prison in Guadalajara. In April of 1991, Glen killed yet another drug thug, then escaped again. Godwin is fluent in Spanish and (English) may be traveling in Central South America, and Mexico.
  • How You and Your Family Can Escape Obamacare

    10/22/2013 7:59:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 139 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-22-13 | Bryan Preston
    The Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,600 pages and now hundreds of thousands of regulations. No one knows every single provision that is in the law, which Congress did not even bother to read before passing it. Among its most controversial provisions is the mandate forcing Americans to purchase health insurance or face fines from the IRS. Those fines can even take the form of wage garnishment. Americans who fail to comply and pay the fine can end up in jail. There is, though, a provision buried in Obamacare that provides a way out of having to comply with...
  • I hear Belize is nice, maybe Costa Rica

    10/11/2013 10:28:20 AM PDT · by kyperman · 166 replies
    Monday, October 25, 20105 Best Countries to Escape America's Decline Activist Post Okay, you're upset with the direction America is headed and you've been thinking of moving to another country. Perhaps you feel exhaustively cynical about the political, economic, or social situation in the U.S. and think it is beyond repair. You wouldn't be alone. Many top economists and other trend forecasters are now openly predicting that a total economic, environmental, and social collapse may be imminent in America.
  • Hawking Gives Humans 1,000 Years to Escape Earth

    04/12/2013 8:55:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 4/11/13
    Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking warns that humans will need to go beyond the planet Earth if they are to survive as a species. “We must continue to go into space for humanity,” Hawking told a gathering this week in Los Angeles, California. “We won’t survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.” Hawking, 71, has long been a proponent of space exploration. Speaking at a 2008 ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. space agency, NASA, Hawking called for a new era in human space exploration, comparable, he said, to the European voyages to the New World more...
  • Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea

    03/20/2013 9:03:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    TedTalks via YouTube ^ | 20MAR2013 | Hyeonseo Lee
    As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers...
  • Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea

    03/20/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/20/13 | TEDtalksDirector
    As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.
  • Arab Students Chase British Envoy From Ramallah College

    03/05/2013 2:22:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/3/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Scores of violent Arab students forced the British consul general to make a hasty departure from a university in Ramallah on Tuesday, according to witness reports. Consul General Sir Vincent Fean had travelled to Bir Zeit University near Ramallah to deliver a lecture on Britain's policy in the Middle East and the prospects for peace but was turned away by vehement Arab demonstrators, the Ma’an news agency reported. Video footage showed protesters banging on his car and shouting: "Get out of Bir Zeit!" Although Fean was hurriedly escorted back to his car and escaped unscathed, the protesters manage to break...
  • Fleeing California Taxes? Get In Line (Leaving is not that easy)

    01/21/2013 7:24:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/16/2013 | Robert W. Wood
    Is it any wonder that many small and medium sized businesses are moving out of California? In the recent elections, California Voters Sock It To The Rich. As the Wall Street Journal noted, some are promising businesses a better life elsewhere. Being courted must be refreshing but it is important for a company and its owners to have reasonable expectations and to budget for drilling down into California’s rules. After all, leaving is not always easy. A California resident is anyone in the state for other than a temporary or transitory purpose. See FTB Publication 1031. Plus, it includes anyone...
  • Ford recalls Fusion and Escape due to spontaneous engine combustion

    12/01/2012 10:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Dec 1st 2012 | Brittany Hillen
    The Ford Motor Company has been forced to recall over 70,000 Ford Escapes and nearly 16,000 2013 Ford Fusions due to an issue with overheating that may cause the cars’ engines to catch on fire. The recall is only for select models that were sold in Canada and the United States. This comes after several other recalls Ford has had in the recent past. The recall is for Fusion SEL and SE models with the 1.6 liter engine, and the Escape SEL and SE models. Other Fusions and Escapes aren’t included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines...
  • Kangaroo escapes with help of fox and boar

    08/13/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 13 August 2012 10.48 EDT | unattributed
    A kangaroo is on the run in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar as his suspected accomplices. *** Hoffmann said the kangaroos got out of their enclosure after a young fox snuck into the park and dug a hole next to the cage's fencing. Two of the three were then able to escape the park entirely through another hole dug by a wild boar...
  • Arab Carjackers Target Female Driver Again

    07/27/2012 7:36:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    Arabs continue to attempt carjackings in Judea and Samaria, and they continue to target female drivers, as they have in the past. The latest incident took place Thursday night. Rabbanit (Rebbetzin) Ofra Schmidt, whose husband is the rabbi of Shavei Shomron and heads the hesder yeshiva there, too, drove eastward out of Karnei Shomron at about 11:15 p.m., toward Shavei Shomron. Her three daughters were with her in the car. "In the second turn, after the road that goes up to Ramat Gilad, where there is gravel and narrow shoulders, a red vehicle was standing at the side of the...
  • 'Puppy Tries a Daring Escape' (Cute)

    07/27/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-24-12
    Awww! That is cute! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZTrZSUhB4s
  • 'I have paid my dues and I'm done with the U.S': Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin..

    05/18/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2012 | Staff
    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, under fire over the tax consequences of renouncing his U.S. citizenship, said on Thursday he is obligated to and will pay 'hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the United States government.' The social media entrepreneur and investor said in a statement, emailed to Reuters by a spokesman, that his decision to move to Singapore was 'based solely on my interest in working and living' there.
  • Chen Guangcheng was ready 'to spend many years' in US embassy

    05/03/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/03/2012 | Tania Branigan in Beijing and agencies
    Blind Chinese Human Rights activist causes diplomatic crisis after asking Hillary Clinton to take him back to the US on her plane. The blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was prepared to spend years in the US embassy in Beijing if necessary as he weighed his next move after escaping house arrest, the US ambassador has said. But the future of the "barefoot lawyer" and his family is now uncertain, after he agreed to a deal allowing him to stay in China and study, with assurances from the government, only to then change his mind and ask to go to the...
  • I thought the outside world was paradise, says the only North Korean to escape from prison camp

    04/30/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 04/30/12 | Tamara Hinson
    Shin Dong-huyk is 29 years old. He loves Mexican food and going to baseball games. But any similarities between Shin and other young men ends there. Shin Dong-huyk is the only person known to have escaped from a North Korean prison camp. He was born into a life of enslavement and torture inside Camp 14, where he was starved, beaten and forced to watch the executions of his mother and brother. He existed within the camp’s concrete walls, which had no running water or furniture, until aged 23, he escaped. He spent one month on the run before sneaking over...
  • Fourth Stalag Luft III Tunnel Found

    01/09/2012 4:24:09 PM PST · by Misterioso · 18 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | November 20, 2011 | Claudia Joseph
    It has lain hidden for nearly 70 years and looks, to the untrained eye, like a building site. But this insignificant tunnel opening in the soft sand of western Poland represents one of the greatest examples of British wartime heroism. And the sensational story became the Hollywood classic, The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen. We are standing in the notorious PoW camp Stalag Luft III, built at the height of the Third Reich, 100 miles east of Berlin. Ten thousand prisoners were kept under German guns here on a 60-acre site ringed with a double barbed-wire fence and watchtowers. Read...
  • Insider describes Gaddafi son's escape from town

    10/26/2011 5:20:59 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 26th 2011 | Maria Golovnina and Taha Zargoun
    (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam called his father frequently on the telephone and increasingly feared being hit by a mortar bomb as he tried to escape from the town of Bani Walid last week, an officer who had been with him told Reuters. "He was nervous. He had a Thuraya (satellite phone) and he called his father many times," said al-Senussi Sharif al-Senussi, a lieutenant in Gaddafi's army who was part of Saif's security team in Bani Walid until the city fell on October 17. "He repeated to us: don't tell anyone where I am. Don't let them...
  • Gadhafi son reappears in Tripoli, claims father is safe

    08/22/2011 5:52:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2011
    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi showed up at the Rixos Hotel, one of the remaining strongholds of pro-Gadhafi forces, in a convoy of armored Land Cruisers. In a brief interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, he said his father and several of his sisters were safe in Tripoli, and that loyal troops had "broken the back" of the rebels who moved into the capital over...
  • Suitcase Escape Bid Foiled At Mexican Prison (Escapee Discovered Hiding Inside Suitcase)

    07/05/2011 7:32:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Sky News ^ | 07/05/2011
    A Mexican woman has been arrested for trying to sneak her husband out of prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit. SNIP Staff became suspicious as the young woman seemed nervous and was struggling with a black, wheeled suitcase which looked particularly bulky. Police spokesman Gerardo Campos said prison guards checked the bag and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE REST
  • Huntington Has 3 Work Release Escapees in 3 Weeks (W.Va)

    06/07/2011 7:57:24 PM PDT · by Morgana
    In three weeks there have been three inmates who escaped from the Huntington Work Release Center. One inmate has been caught, but two are still on the run. HUNTINGTON -- At the Huntington Work Release Center, 50 male inmates and 12 female inmates reside. According to Deputy Commissioner James J. Ielapi of the West Virginia Division of Corrections, these are a low custody classification of inmates who are physically able to work. “It’s a step toward going back to a community to live.” The center, located on Fifth Avenue in Huntington, has supervisors who keep track of inmates. Every morning...
  • Police: Mom Assaults DCF Worker, Flees With 5 Children

    MIAMI (CBS4) – City of Miami Police are desperate to find a mother and her five children after she allegedly beat up a Department of Children & Families case worker coming to take away the kids. Authorities say DCF worker Lovern Alleyne-Babb, along with another co-worker, went to the home on the 400 block of Northwest 6th Street on April 8 with orders to remove the children from the home. Once inside, police say the children’s mother, Caneema Atkins, lunged at Alleyne-Babb punching her in the nose and stomping on her eyeglasses.
  • The Great Escape

    04/30/2011 7:31:39 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 30th, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Before dawn approximately 475 Taliban fighters escaped from a large prison in Kandahar. The Prisoners opened their cell doors and left the prison through a well prepared tunnel. Like the classic movie “The Great Escape” They managed to escape without being detected. This is not be a Hollywood script but may have been influenced by one. The Tunnel In a well thought-out plan to break out prisoners took 5 months to build a tunnel from a local house to the section of the prisons where the fighters were being held. The 1000 foot tunnel were designed and dug by engineers,...
  • 400 inmates, some Taliban, escape Afghan prison

    04/24/2011 9:52:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Mirwais Khan - Associated Press
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – More than 400 inmates — many of them Taliban insurgents — escaped from the main prison in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar overnight through an underground tunnel, an official said Monday. The massive jailbreak in Kandahar, the focus of much of the international military effort to defeat the insurgency, is a reminder that the Afghan government is still weak and easily thwarted in the south, despite an influx of international troops, funding and advisers. The escape comes after years of security upgrades and tightened procedures at the 1,200-inmate Sarposa Prison following a brazen 2008 Taliban attack...
  • 'He was going to have to carry about 400 pounds of cable guy'

    04/23/2011 10:43:50 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 4 replies
    KOMO-TV ^ | 4/23/11 | KOMO TV
    MONTESANO, Wash. -- Yesterday, they were installing TVs. Today, two Comcast employees are being featured on them, after their heroics helped capture an escaped jail inmate. "You could see just embarrassment on his face, like, 'Really? I just got caught by a couple of cable guys?' which is fantastic," said Jeff Furth, a field technician for Comcast. "It was a great feeling to help out."
  • Escape from fiery Oklahoma crash called "miraculous"

    03/25/2011 12:06:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/25/11 | Steve Olafson - Reuters
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – A tanker truck loaded with 8,000 gallons of fuel exploded on Friday morning in Oklahoma City when it collided with a car driven by a teenage girl on her way to school, fire officials said. Neither the truck driver nor the teenager were seriously injured, to the surprise of firefighters and police. "Her car was on fire as she was getting out," said Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland. "Pretty miraculous."
  • Ex-Rezko partner bankrupt

    02/16/2009 10:09:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 733+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-16-09 | Tim Novak
    Tony Rezko's former development partner is broke. ### Dan Mahru -- a lawyer who became an ice peddler and real estate developer -- has filed for bankruptcy, declaring that he and his business partners, including Rezko, owe as much as $95 million to creditors. Mahru estimates his personal debts could be as high as $50 million. Mahru and Rezko split a few years ago. But they're still fighting dozens of lawsuits filed over housing developments they built. "I couldn't handle all the multitude of lawsuits involving Mr. Rezko,'' Mahru says. Mahru lists $48,970.61 in assets in the bankruptcy case he...
  • Editorial: New York Prices Itself Out Of The Market

    02/24/2011 5:29:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 24, 2011 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: Anyone who believes high tax rates bring prosperity need only look at New York. Soak-the-rich rates there contribute to a wealth and talent drain the state can't afford. To help their state weather the recession, New York lawmakers in 2009 adopted a surcharge on personal income taxes for those making more than $200,000. Called a "millionaire's tax" even though 76% of those who pay it are not millionaires, the levy lifted the top rate by 31%. It was intended to be temporary. But according to a report by the Partnership for New York City, a group of 200...
  • Accused Killer Joran van der Sloot,, Stabs Prison Guard in Escape Attempt

    02/07/2011 5:07:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 62 replies · 3+ views
    Gather ^ | 2/4/11
    Natalie Holloway murder suspect, Joran van der Sloot, has been ominously quiet for quite a while. That's not surprising since he's been languishing in Peru's Miguel Castro Castro prison since June awaiting the completion of the investigation of Stephany Flores's murder. On January 15th however, Van der Sloot suddenly decided to lunge back into the headlines by stabbing a guard and then attempting to hold him hostage in a crazy, and therefore unsuccessful attempt to break out of prison. According to the National Enquirer, Van der Sloot suddenly "freaked out" when guard, Luis Gavancho, brought a tray of food into...
  • AP: Vacationing Obama can't escape economy (met Bloomberg for 15 minutes in clubhouse-FORE!)

    08/27/2010 1:00:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    AP ^ | August 27, 2010 | MARK S. SMITH
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama biked and golfed under a brilliant New England sun Friday, yet he couldn't escape the cascade of dour news on the economy as his vacation neared its end. The Commerce Department reported the economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, a mere 1.6 percent. That followed reports earlier in the week on badly slumping home sales and tapering business spending on manufactured items. Obama has conferred with his economic team on the phone while vacationing. And before his latest round of Martha's Vineyard golf Friday, he met for about...
  • Former inmate recalls daring escape from Auschwitz

    07/20/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/20/10 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot. The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz, wearing a stolen SS uniform with his Jewish sweetheart Cyla Cybulska by his side. His knees buckling with fear, he tried to keep a stern bearing on the long stretch of gravel to the sentry post. The German guard frowned at his forged pass and eyed the two for a period that seemed like an eternity — then uttered the miraculous words: "Ja, danke" —...
  • US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail

    07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT · by OldBullrider · 48 replies
    KVIA.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | By ABC-7 Reporter Ken Molestina
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day. Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
  • Jack Harrison, the last survivor of The Great Escape, dies at 97

    06/07/2010 8:28:33 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 43 replies · 119+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8th June 2010 | Jim McBeth
    In the end, it was only time from which he could not escape. Jack Harrison, the last of those involved in the 'Great Escape', has passed away, peacefully and quietly, at the age of 97. It has been 66 years since the dark night when he waited with bated breath, preparing to crawl through ‘Harry’ and under the wire of Stalag Luft III. Many years after the war the former RAF pilot, and his brave and resourceful comrades, would be immortalised by the iconic 1963 film - starring Richard Attenborough and Steve McQueen - which remains the staple fare of...
  • Iran may escape censure at nuclear treaty meeting

    05/25/2010 7:46:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/10 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran may escape censure at a meeting of the 189 signatories of a global anti-nuclear arms pact, despite growing concerns that Tehran might be developing atomic weapons, according to a draft declaration. The United States and other countries say Iran is in breach of its obligations under the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a landmark arms-control pact that has been the focus of a month-long conference and review wrapping up this week. A draft declaration prepared by conference president Libran Cabactulan of the Philippines fails to mention Iran or its nuclear program, though it names India,...
  • SERE and the game called MONOPOLY

    05/13/2010 12:19:28 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 3 replies · 361+ views
    via email | Unknown
    Check this out - who knew about the utilization of monopoly? I wonder what one of these versions would bring at auction today! This is a very interesting little tidbit I've never heard about before concerning WWII. Read and enjoy just one more example of American/British ingenuity. Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting about for ways and means to facilitate their escape... Now obviously, one of the most helpful aids to that end is a useful and accurate map, one showing not...
  • Naked, Shackled Inmate Escapes In Polk Co.(Now Captured)

    05/12/2010 11:53:54 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies · 414+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | May 12, 2010
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- An inmate made a break for it Tuesday, losing his clothes in the process, authorities said. Bradley Norris was under a detention deputy's watch at the Lake Wales hospital Tuesday when investigators said he attacked her and made a run for it. He lost his hospital gown in the struggle. The be-on-the-lookout call was for a naked man shackled at the ankles. He made it 300 yards before being captured.
  • Fugitive Units Recapture Florida Inmate Who Escaped 34 years Ago

    04/25/2010 5:43:28 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 25 replies · 1,441+ views
    Florida Dept Of Corrections ^ | 4/20/2010 | Florida Dept Of Corrections
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida fugitive Paula Eileen Carroll got an unpleasant birthday surprise this morning when she was arrested by Brevard County Sheriff’s Officers at her home for escaping from the Florida prison system more than three decades ago. Carroll escaped 34 years ago from a Florida prison where she was serving a five year sentence for buying, receiving or concealing stolen property. She was sentenced on July 18, 1975 for the Osceola county offense, and escaped less than two months later, on September 3, 1975. A tipster had contacted Fugitive Coordinator Rita Hall with the Department of Corrections’ Fugitive Unit...
  • Looking for short (10-15 minutes)video of North Korean defector Shin Dong-Hyuk

    04/23/2010 9:10:44 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 2 replies · 133+ views
    Self | 04/23/2010 | IYAS9YAS
    Folks, several weeks to a couple of months ago, someone here on FR posted a link (within a thread) to a short video of North Korean defector Shin Dong-Hyuk. Mr. Shin grew up in a North Korean concentration camp - his parents were prisoners and he was born into the camp.I'm trying to locate that link to the video, but cannot seem to find the thread it was on. All of the other videos I can find of him on-line are too long to use for what I need (presentation). Any help on finding that thread and link is greatly...
  • 2 Teens Arrested For Stealing Fire Truck(After escaped from Juvenile Diversion Program)

    01/27/2010 7:56:32 AM PST · by greatdefender · 10 replies · 371+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 27, 2010
    WEST SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. -- Two 17-year-olds fled from a juvenile diversion program at a Florida Keys campground in a stolen fire truck. The teens were arrested and charged with grand theft auto. The truck belonged to the chief of the Big Pine Key Fire Department. Authorities said a Camp Sawyer counselor called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Monday morning to report that the teens were missing from the site on West Summerland Key. Deputies then learned of the missing fire truck. The boys, who were only wearing underwear, were caught 90 miles away. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky...
  • Tracks in snow lead police to facility escapee

    01/08/2010 6:00:36 PM PST · by SLB · 11 replies · 472+ views
    ELIZABETHTOWN — Police quickly ended a Communicare patient’s escape Thursday morning after tracking the man over snow covered trails at Freeman Lake Park and arresting him near Ring Road. Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the patient fled the mental health and substance abuse treatment facility after learning he faced jail time for violating rules he was ordered to obey. It was shortly after 11 a.m. when emergency dispatchers flooded the airwaves with reports of Brandon Mullins, 21, running into Freeman Lake Park from Communicare. Lowe said Deputy Bud Baumgardner followed footprints through the park, toward Ring Road,...
  • 3 federal prisoners escape Illinois custody

    01/06/2010 12:25:11 PM PST · by demsux · 26 replies · 1,709+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 1/6/2010 | ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    The U.S. Marshals Service is hunting for three men who escaped from a detention center in Ullin, Illinois. The Marshals provided no details on how the men were able to escape today from the Tri-County Detention Center. Click to learn more... The men -- all considered armed and dangerous -- were being held on federal charges. They are:
  • Pasco deputy resigns in wake of prisoner's escape at McDonald's drive-through

    12/23/2009 7:37:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 430+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | December 23, 2009 | Erin Sullivan
    PORT RICHEY — Deputy Matthew Kadel was taking a man to jail the morning of July 19 when he decided to grab some food. It was 9 a.m. and he'd been working since 5. He was hungry and thirsty and had at least a 20-minute drive ahead of him. As Kadel, 45, pulled into the McDonald's drive-through and placed his order, the man in the back seat — Richard Zukoski, 21, arrested on auto burglary and theft charges — used his own handcuff key to free himself. He took off through the parking lot off U.S. 19, just south of...
  • Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study

    11/25/2009 6:17:44 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 673+ views
    Bloomberg | Nov 24. | Simeon Bennett
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  • Murderer Escapes While on Shopping Trip

    11/15/2009 4:45:39 AM PST · by wazoo1031 · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 15 November 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Detectives are hunting a convicted murderer who absconded while out on an escorted shopping trip. Patricia Gillette, 41, escaped at around 3pm on Friday while visiting shops in West Wickham High Street, near Bromley, south east London. Gillette, of Streatham, south London, was being held at the nearby Bethlem Royal Hospital. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227788/Dangerous-murderer-escapes-shopping-trip-prison.html#comments#ixzz0WvpECzWW
  • Head of Eastern State Hospital resigns (WA)

    09/23/2009 4:01:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 714+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | September 23, 2009
    The head of Eastern State Hospital resigned today in the wake of last week’s Spokane Interstate Fair escape by a criminally insane patient who had been committed in the brutal killing a woman in 1987 in Sunnyside. Phillip A. Paul, 47, walked away from the fair and stayed on the run for three days before being recaptured in a remote wooded area Sunday near Goldendale, Wash. Eastern CEO Hal Wilson announced his resignation on Wednesday, according to officials in the state Department of Social and Health Services, the state agency that oversees mental health services. Wilson has contended the mental...