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  • Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

    07/25/2014 10:19:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    triblive ^ | Chris Foreman
    A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet and meeting the teacher during down times at school for a few months, the student decided Garet's attention was more than that of a concerned friend. That caused him to worry about his safety, according to a criminal complaint by Penn Township police.
  • Ex-Dover teacher accused of sexual assault will face trial after 13 alleged victims testify

    07/15/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    yrd.com ^ | Rick Lee
    Former Dover area music teacher Matthew Puterbaugh now faces charges of rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor. Puterbaugh, 46, of the 1000 block of Conewago Road, was ordered to stand trial on those charges and other sexually related crimes today after his accuser, now a 25-year-old woman, testified against him this morning in the York County Judicial Center. The woman said she first had sex with Puterbaugh, her music teacher, at age 12. She said the relationship, which occurred in the Dover Intermediate School band room, on a band bus trip, at Puterbaugh's home...
  • Deputies: Man brought kids with him to meet girl in park for sex

    07/09/2014 7:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FOX ^ | Casey Vaughn
    UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) - Union County deputies said they caught a man trying to meet a 13-year-old girl at a public park for sex, making him think he was meeting the teen when in fact officers were hiding out instead. Deputies said the girl's mother contacted them regarding text messages the man sent to her saying he wanted to meet to have sex with the girl.
  • ‘A Soup of Misery’: Over Half of People Say They’d Abandon Their Cable Company, if Only They Could

    06/06/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Brian Fung
    Frustrated with rising prices? Check. Keep getting hit with more fees and charges? Check. You're paying for more channels than you'd ever want to watch? Check. These are just a handful of the most common complaints consumers have when it comes to grappling with cable companies. And it's not just anecdotal: A survey of subscribers on the nation's biggest cable providers has found that more than half of Americans would abandon their cable provider if they felt they could. Cable rage is real, and here's the data to prove it. Fifty-three percent of respondents to a recent survey said they'd...
  • 'Evil Elmo' performer says bad rap isn't justified

    03/06/2014 4:31:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 5, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    Photo By Sam Wolson/Special to the Chronicle Elmo lay crumpled in a plastic bag at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Dan Sandler, the street performer who has become notorious for wearing the furry red costume while posing for photos with children and tourists, decided to forgo the outfit Wednesday - at least while defending himself against accusations that his troubled past made him unfit to depict the beloved "Sesame Street" character. Yes, Sandler said in an interview with The Chronicle, he once ran a pornographic website in Cambodia called Welcome to Rape Camp. Yes, he recently spent time in...
  • Predator Drone Used to Arrest American Ranch Family

    02/06/2014 6:02:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2014 - 1:27 PM | Barbara Boland
    A Predator drone designed to catch terrorists in Afghanistan was used to track a recalcitrant North Dakota rancher and his sons accused of cattle thieving and monitor them to see when they were unarmed and alert the police in a case believed to be the first where an American citizen was arrested with the aid of a drone. On Jan. 14, 2014, Rodney Brossart was acquitted of stealing cattle and criminal mischief, but convicted of terrorizing police (a conviction he is appealing) and sentenced to three years in prison with all but six months suspended. This all stems from an...
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • Disney Inc - Sexual Predator

    08/29/2013 2:25:19 PM PDT · by publius321 · 17 replies
    The days when companies respect their customers and avoid abusing their fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders are apparently over... (Video/Selfie)
  • Teen Says Teacher Sent Him Sexual Facebook Messages

    08/24/2013 5:22:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/23/13 | CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ and LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL
    A South Florida high school teacher was arrested after she used Facebook to solicit sex from at least four students aged 15 to 17, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Friday. Stevie Glasspool, 31, from Boca Raton, was arrested on Thursday by the Palm Beach Sheriff's office on a Broward warrant. She was in jail on $25,000 bond and was charged with soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using computer services or devices. It wasn't immediately known if she had an attorney.
  • Florida flight attendant raped boy 100 times, cops say

    07/27/2013 5:30:05 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 58 replies
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/ ^ | October 26, 2012 | staff
    A South Florida flight attendant has been charged with raping a 10-year-old boy more than 100 times.Padilla-Cruz was released on $200,000 bond. The arrest warrant says the boy, who is now 15, said Padilla-Cruz raped him almost daily between 2007 and 2008 while he was living with the boy's family in Bridgeport. The affidavit says Padilla-Cruz said something would happen to his mother if he complained.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner Is A Sexual Predator Luring His Victims

    07/23/2013 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Dirty ^ | 7/23/13 | staff
    My source is solid. She really thought Anthony Weiner and her were in love, they spoke on the phone daily multiple times a day for 6 months. Anthony Weiner played with her emotions and mind. Most calls were phone sex. He promised her many things including a condo in Chicago (1235 S. Prairie Ave) where they were planning to meet up to have sex. Anthony Weiner has a shoe fetish, particularly heels.
  • Oddest couple ever found: Amphibian and mammal forerunner share 250 million year old burrow

    06/23/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Phys.org ^ | June 21, 2013 | unattributed
    Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa. The burrow revealed two unrelated vertebrate animals nestled together and fossilized after being trapped by a flash flood event. Facing harsh climatic conditions subsequent to the Permo-Triassic (P-T) mass extinction, the amphibian Broomistega and the mammal forerunner Thrinaxodon cohabited in a burrow. Scanning shows that the amphibian, which was suffering from broken ribs, crawled into a sleeping mammal's shelter for protection. This research suggests that short periods of dormancy, called aestivation,...
  • Germany 'may buy weaponised drones from Israel'

    04/14/2013 10:53:53 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Germany 'may buy weaponised drones from Israel' (AFP) – 13 hours ago BERLIN — Germany is in talks with Israel to buy weaponised drones for its military that are seen as more technologically advanced than US ones, the weekly Der Spiegel reported. The news magazine's Monday edition said the German defence ministry had already held two meetings with Israeli military officials, in November 2012 and February 2013, on the proposed purchase. The chief of Germany's air force, Lieutenant General Karl Muellner, was said to have recently gone to Israel to attend a presentation of Israel's Heron TP drone, Der Spiegel...
  • 2004 secret deal with Pakistan on drones shifted CIA mission

    04/06/2013 4:50:13 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4-6-2013 | Mark Mazzetti
    Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed. On a hot day in June 2004, the Pashtun tribesman was lounging inside a mud compound in South Waziristan, speaking by satellite phone to one of the many reporters who regularly interviewed him on how he had fought and humbled Pakistan’s army in the country’s western mountains. He asked one of his followers about the strange, metallic bird hovering above him. Less than 24 hours later, a missile tore through the compound, severing Muhammad’s left leg and killing him and several others, including two boys, ages 10 and 16. A Pakistani military spokesman...
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants one thing before he’ll let the confirmation go foward.

    02/25/2013 9:31:56 AM PST · by ravenwolf · 30 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 2/22/13 1:50 PM EST | By KEVIN ROBILLARD
    By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 2/22/13 1:50 PM EST Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants one thing before he’ll allow the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA Director to go forward; he wants assurances “someone eating at a cafe in Boston or New York” won’t have “a Hellfire missile [come] raining in on them,” he said Friday on Fox News. The libertarian scion sent a letter to Brennan’s office at the White House Wednesday asking if the administration has the power to order a lethal drone strike on an American citizen within U.S. borders. Until he gets an answer, Paul has pledged...
  • Obama: License To Kill .... YOU.

    02/07/2013 6:58:32 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    self | 2/7/13 | NewJerseyJoe
  • Parents detain man, 21, in a headlock after they find him in their teenage daughter’s bedroom...

    12/29/2012 3:14:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 85 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.29.2012 | staff
    FULL TITLE: Parents detain man, 21, in a headlock after they find him in their teenage daughter’s bedroom having sex with the girl he met online Parents detain man, 21, in a headlock after they find him in their teenage daughter’s bedroom having sex with the girl he met online According to the girl's parents, Narvaez was caught 'in the act' when the teen's mother walked into her room for a late-night check-up. The unnamed woman told KHOU 11 that when she turned on the light in the bedroom, the startled 21-year-old man tried to flee, but she informed him...
  • Second Drone Came from SIGONELLA, Sicily!

    10/30/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT · by gaijin · 47 replies
    October 30, 2012 | gaijin
    Just heard from Fox news 15 minutes ago that second drone above Bengazi came OUTSIDE Libya --it came from SIGONELLA, Sicily...! It was UNARMED and replaced the first drone that egressed owing to low fuel. For unmanned drone observation of an ongoing battle against an American target is it a requirement that cross-border ingress authorization come from **POTUS**..? Because THIS might have required that. Does anyone know? I'm asking because if that is so, then what is possible is that gayMuzzie permitted drone observation but required that it be UNARMED...! If you have one spun up and fueled then putting...
  • Update: mountain lion killed in Des Moines neighborhood

    10/07/2012 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 45 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 10.4.12 | Pat Curtis
    Police shot and killed a mountain lion this morning in Des Moines. Kevin Baskins, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says it’s extremely unusual for such an animal to end up in a residential neighborhood. “Certainly, we see the occasional mountain lion wander through the state of Iowa, but to the best of our knowledge, we really have not seen one in urban setting like Des Moines,” Baskins said. ”The only explanation we can think of is that mountain lions will follow river corridors and the river is in fairly close proximity to where this cat got shot.”...
  • Ronald Brown, Fla. puppeteer, appears in federal court on child porn and kidnapping charges

    07/27/2012 5:03:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2012 | Crimesider Staff
    (CBS) TAMPA, Fla. - Florida puppeteer Ronald Brown appeared in federal court Tuesday on charges of child pornography and conspiring to kidnap a child, CBS Tampa reports. Brown, 57, was arrested Friday after an international investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. A criminal complaint followed Brown's graphic online conversation with another man about kidnapping, sexually abusing, murdering and eating children, CBS Tampa reported. A search warrant was issued on July 19 for Brown's residence. Homeland Security Investigators seized media including CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, micro disks and VHS tapes that contained several images of naked, bound and...
  • Man (Colombian) enters guilty plea for attempted abduction in Roanoke

    07/13/2012 6:02:59 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | July 13, 2012 | Neil Harvey
    The plea agreement drops robbery and battery charges against the man, who was to be released. A man who grabbed a stranger in downtown Roanoke in March pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted abduction. Mauricio Ramirez-Diaz, 22, initially had been charged with assault and battery and attempted robbery, but in June a Roanoke grand jury added abduction with attempt to defile and misdemeanor sexual battery to the counts against him. Through a plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the robbery and battery charges and amended the abduction charge to a lesser felony. Ramirez-Diaz, who had been held since March, was given a two-year...
  • Bangor teacher gets prison for sex with student

    06/08/2012 4:59:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Allentown (PA) Morning Call ^ | June 8, 2012 | Riley Yates
    A former Bangor Area High School teacher who had sex with a 17-year-old student was sent to prison for five months Friday by a Northampton County judge who said he expected her to be unhappy with his sentence. But then Rachel L. Farrell, 26, surprised Judge Emil Giordano, who had just heard her defense attorney arguing for probation.
  • Sandusky Waives Preliminary Hearing

    12/13/2011 6:07:34 AM PST · by Scotswife · 19 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 12/13/2011 | Chris Rosenblum and Ed Mahon
    Sandusky waives hearing. http://www.centredaily.com/2011/12/13/3018542/sandusky-arrives-at-courthouse.html
  • Predator drone spy plane used in civilian arrests

    12/10/2011 7:34:07 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 10, 2011 | Brian Bennett
    Unmanned aircraft from an Air Force base in North Dakota help local police with surveillance, raising questions that trouble privacy advocates. Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart family farm in the early evening of June 23. Three men brandishing rifles chased him off, he said. Janke knew the gunmen could be anywhere on the 3,000-acre spread in eastern North Dakota. Fearful of an armed standoff, he called in reinforcements from the state Highway Patrol, a regional SWAT team, a bomb squad, ambulances and deputy sheriffs from three...
  • Jerry Sandusky Taken Out of Home in Handcuffs

    12/07/2011 11:09:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/7/11 | NBC
    Jerry Sandusky has been taken out of his home in handcuffs by the Centre County District Attorney's office to face two new criminal charges of child sex abuse. "Today's criminal charges were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5th," Attorney General Kelly said in a statement. Sandusky is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday, December 13, for his preliminary he
  • Predator-in-Chief

    10/13/2011 5:06:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/13/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Once the war on terror’s fiercest critic, Obama has become its deadliest practitioner.We are in a long war against radical Islamic terrorism. The struggle seems almost similar to the on-again/off-again ordeals of the past — such as the French-English Hundred Years War of the 14th and 15th centuries, or the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants in the 17th century. In these kinds of drawn-out conflicts, final victory will go to the side that responds best to new challenges. And we’ve seen a lot of those since 9/11, when the United States was caught unaware and apparently ill-equipped to...
  • The U.S. Drone Fleet Is Fully Infected By A Computer Virus

    10/07/2011 11:19:43 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 7, 2011 | Robert Johnson
    An unnamed computer virus is compromising the security of U.S. Reaper and Predator drones as they fly missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and Pakistan. Wired reports the virus was found about two weeks ago and hasn't kept the drone pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from conducting missions. There haven't been any reports of classified data breaches, but the virus has resisted the military's best efforts to remove it.
  • US official: Al-Qaida's No. 2 killed in Pakistan (Atiyah Abd al-Rahman)

    08/27/2011 10:30:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/27/11 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday. The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al-Qaida's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that al-Qaida's defeat was within reach if the U.S. could mount a string of successful attacks on the group's weakened leadership.
  • Bill bans teacher-student flings (school employees 'groom' victims early - Pennsylvania)

    08/22/2011 11:03:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Philly Burbs ^ | 8/22/11 | Jo Ciavaglia
    Bill bans teacher-student flingsBy Jo Ciavaglia Staff writer Updated: 12:16 pm, Mon Aug 22, 2011 She was a 17-year-old student. He was a 43-year-old math teacher. When their romance was revealed in 2009, many called it morally and ethically wrong. **SNIP** Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, whose office initiated the push for the bill to make student-teacher sexual relationships a felony, says the crimes happen frequently, and they do “enormous” damage to young people. Ferman believes the bill would provide a strong deterrent for school employees. “When misdeeds have no consequence, there is not disincentive to act. What we...
  • Chris Hanson Of “To Catch A Predator” Caught Cheating On His Wife [Rumor]

    06/30/2011 7:21:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/30/11 | James Johnson
    Chris Hanson Of “To Catch A Predator” Caught Cheating On His Wife [Rumor]James Johnson Posted: June 30, 2011 NBC’s To Catch A Predator may have a cheater in their midst. Rumors are circulating that show host Chris Hanson, 51, has been caught cheating on his wife during a four-month affair with Kristyn Caddell. The National Enquirer broke the story and PEOPLE is reporting that Caddell, a 30-year-old news anchor at NBC affiliate WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., have been “hooking up for months.” According to Caddell’s station bio she started working at the network six years ago, then left...
  • To Catch a Predator host . . . 'caught cheating on his wife'... by hidden cameras

    06/29/2011 1:41:11 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 140 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fiona Roberts
    He's made his name with a controversial show that catches would-be internet sex perverts in televised stings. But now Chris Hansen has found himself on the receiving end of his own hidden camera tactics, after the married NBC anchor was secretly filmed on an illicit date with a blonde television reporter 20 years his junior. Hansen, 51, has allegedly been having an affair with Kristyn Caddell, a 30-year-old Florida journalist, for the last four months. Last weekend he was recorded taking Miss Caddell on a romantic dinner at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton hotel in Manalapan, before spending the night at her...
  • NY Rep. Weiner admits he sent lewd pix; won't quit

    06/06/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 264 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6\6\11 | AP staff
    NEW YORK – New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nuhr) says racy, shirtless pictures that appeared on a website are him and he's apologizing for what he calls making terrible mistakes. During a teary-eyed press conference, he says he won't resign.
  • Gay columnist: let’s face it, we want to indoctrinate children

    05/18/2011 1:32:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/18/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Two of the books designed to teach children about homosexuality in a positive light. ALBANY, New York, May 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the same-sex “marriage” battle heats up again in New York, one writer at a prominent gay news source is questioning why his lobby refuses to admit that the gay agenda involves “indoctrinating” schoolchildren to accept homosexuality. Queerty contributor Daniel Villarreal criticized the homosexual movement’s knee-jerk reaction against accusations of meddling in public schools. Villarreal pointed to a recent National Organization for Marriage (NOM) ad launched in New York that points out how homosexual indoctrination has been introduced...
  • Tenerife beheading: killer copied Predator film

    05/17/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05/17/11
    Tenerife beheading: killer copied Predator film The man accused of beheading a British grandmother on the holiday island of Tenerife last Friday was obsessed with the sci-fi film Predator and its decapitations, a friend claimed. 9:50AM BST 17 May 2011 Deyan Deyanov, 28, enjoyed the way the alien creature hunted and beheaded its victims and had tattoos of characters from its fictional language on his right arm. Deyanov hacked to death Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, in a supermarket after the Spanish legal system had released him from a psychiatric unit on bail, despite police warning he was a danger to the...
  • US drone strikes Libya

    04/23/2011 1:02:38 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia via AFP ^ | April 24th 2011 | AFP
    WASHINGTON: The United States carried out its first drone strike in Libya on Saturday, the Pentagon said, two days after approving the use of pilotless aircraft to aid rebels fighting Muammar al-Gaddafi's forces. "The first Predator strike in Libya occurred today in the early afternoon local time (our morning time EDT)," a US military press spokesman said in a statement sent to AFP. A NATO statement said a "regime Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL) in the vicinity of Misrata," was destroyed "at approximately 1100 GMT today" when a drone intervened in the strikes. "The MRL has been used against civilians in...
  • Richard Miniter: Use the Predator to put an end to Gadhafi's slaughter now

    03/05/2011 4:47:33 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | Saturday, March 05, 2011 | Richard Miniter
    Slaughtering his own people and mocking the world's pleas, for peace, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi can only be stopped by force. Since President Barack Obama seems comfortable killing terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan with Predator drone strikes, why not in Libya? So far, establishing a no-fly zone is the only air power option on the table... The Turkish prime minister has said he would oppose such a move. A no-fly zone also creates political problems for Obama. He came to power promising to end two wars, not to start a new one. "Let's just call a spade a spade," Defense Secretary...
  • Father of The 5 Browns pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughters

    02/18/2011 1:18:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Sara Lenz
    PROVO — The father of The 5 Browns — his face scratched with injuries from a spectacular Monday auto accident — pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing his daughters when they were children. Keith Brown, 55, appeared very solemn and serious during his appearance. He was just recently released from the hospital where he was treated for injuries from a Monday night accident in Little Cottonwood Canyon. In a voice barely audible, Brown pleaded guilty to sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony, and two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. Brown will be sentenced March...
  • Former Chesapeake Bay Middle School P.E. Teacher Arrested on Charges of Child Pornography

    01/06/2011 2:31:56 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 6 replies
    Pasadena Patch ^ | January 6, 2011 | Maya T. Prabhu
    Police charged a former P.E. teacher at Chesapeake Bay Middle School in Pasadena Jan. 5 with possession and distribution of child pornography. Gregory Alan Christy, 39, of northern Anne Arundel County was charged with one count of distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of possession of child pornography after police executed a search warrant at his home in the 7000 block of Timberfield Place in April 2010 and several computers were confiscated.
  • The Army Does It Differently

    12/24/2010 10:27:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 36 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/24/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army is now receiving UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) similar to those used by the air force, but flown under different conditions, by a quite different type of crew. While air force Predators and Reapers are flown by officers, assisted by sergeants operating sensors, the army operators are mostly sergeants, with some warrant officers. The air force operators control their UAVs via satellite link from a base in the United States. Only the ground crews go overseas. But army operators and ground crews not only go overseas, but are assigned to a specific brigade, which they are a part...
  • CIA Pulls Its Chief From Pakistan

    12/18/2010 4:05:59 AM PST · by deks · 30 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | December 18, 2010 | Claire Bigg
    The CIA has recalled it top officer from Pakistan after his cover was blown and his life threatened. The alleged name of the CIA's station chief in Islamabad was revealed by a Pakistani man, Kareem Khan, who has threatened to sue the intelligence agency over the death of his son and brother in a U.S. missile strike. Khan and his lawyers told a news conference in November that they would seek a $500 million payment for his family members' deaths and warned they may sue CIA director Leon Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and the man they identified as...
  • FBI: Man long declared dead arrested in kidnapping (murder of 12 year old girl)

    11/15/2010 5:52:56 PM PST · by Racehorse · 6 replies
    On paper he was deceased, legally declared dead 16 years ago. In reality, Thomas Steven Sanders had lived openly for years without anyone noticing that fact — until his weekend arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Las Vegas girl who recently turned up dead. Sanders was arrested Sunday at a Gulfport, Miss. truck stop after a massive nationwide manhunt and charged with kidnapping 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found last month in Louisiana, the FBI said. The girl's mother, 31-year-old Suellen Roberts is missing and feared dead in a bizarre case that leaves many wondering how a legally dead...
  • Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately High

    10/15/2010 1:57:56 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Less than three percent of Americans are homosexual or bisexual. Major national surveys of sexual behavior have consistently shown that less than three percent of the American population identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual. This was acknowledged by a coalition of thirty-one leading homosexual rights groups in an amicus brief which they filed in the 2003 U. S. Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas. Their brief declared: The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of...
  • Lesbian Catholic school AD forced out of job after marriage

    09/04/2010 3:06:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 9/4/2010 | Cameron Smith
    Tuesday evening, Christine Judd was still the Athletic Director and Dean of Students at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. Then suddenly, after a single meeting on Wednesday morning, she was not. According to MassLive.com, Judd met with officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Wednesday after the diocese -- which runs Cathedral and other Catholic schools in the Springfield area -- learned that Judd, an open lesbian, married her longtime partner in August. Judd isn't a newcomer to Cathedral. The Springfield resident served as AD for three years and dean of students for six years. She'd been at...
  • Unmanned border patrol aircraft now at NAS Corpus Christi

    09/03/2010 4:14:36 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 14 replies
    Caller.com ^ | September 2, 2010
    Aircraft meant to monitor for drug and illegal alien traffic CORPUS CHRISTI — On Wednesday morning, the first Customs and Border Protection Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) "Predator" landed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, according to NAS Corpus Christi public information officer Bob Torres. The Predator will help in the effort to control drug and illegal alien entry into the US along a 1,200-mile piece of the Texas-Mexico border between El Paso and Brownsville, according to the Department of
  • Predator drones to patrol entire US-Mexico border

    08/30/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/30/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States beginning Wednesday will add a third Predator drone to patrol its border with Mexico, allowing authorities for the first time to monitor the entire stretch of land separating the two neighbors using the unmanned aircraft. The latest drone joins two others in covering the 2,000-mile (3,200 kilometer) frontier which runs across the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the US Department of Homeland Security said. With immigration a hot-button issue ahead of looming midterm elections in November, US President Barack Obama earlier this month signed a 600 million dollar bill aimed at...
  • Los Lunas mother to testify on proposal to thin cougar population ( New Mexico )

    08/28/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    News-Bulletin ^ | 28 August 2010 | Dana Bowley
    Salazar's 5-year-old son was attacked and severely mauled by a cougar that tried to drag the boy off a well-used hiking trail and into the woods in the Sandia Mountains outside of Albuquerque. The story was so frightening that it made national news. "People would say that it was just an accident. That it was extremely rare, just a rare accident." ...Convinced that three attacks in three months didn't qualify as rare... In 2006 and 2007, there were nine reported ... In 2008, there were 40 reported encounters before the attack on her son in May. This led her into...
  • Ex-teacher already jailed faces new child sex abuse charge (Mexican)

    08/07/2010 6:12:43 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 31 replies
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | August 7, 2010 | Don Bolding
    A former teacher already accused of the sexual molestation of three Waco schoolchildren now faces another charge of indecency with a child based on information from a fourth child. Fernando Antonio Campos, a Mexican national who has been in McLennan County Jail on an immigration hold since his arrest March 17, received the new charge Friday. Although he cannot be released because of the hold, his bonds top $900,000. In an affidavit requesting the new charge, police said a girl told her mother about an incident in December 2008. The mother contacted police and the girl said in a forensic...
  • Deputies: Man at library who talked to teens had child porn on his cell

    07/14/2010 2:03:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/14/2010 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    STANTON – A man who two teen girls said was trying to take cell phone pictures of them outside a library – just feet from a sheriff's substation – was found to have pornographic images of minors in his phone, authorities said. Alejandro Lorenzo Contreras, 24, was trying to talk to two underage girls outside of the Stanton Library on Tuesday afternoon, said Lt. Jim England of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
  • Former Emergency Room Doctor Sentenced to Over 26 Years in Child Exploitation Case (GA)

    07/13/2010 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | July 12, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Georgia
    ATLANTA, GA—DR. ADAM WAYNE LEBOWITZ, 50, of Decatur, Georgia, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Richard W. Story on charges of producing child pornography and attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in unlawful sex acts. LEBOWITZ was convicted of the charges by a jury on February 25, 2010, after a seven-day trial. United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said of the sentence, “As a doctor, this defendant took an oath to ‘never do harm’ to anyone. He not only violated that oath, he sexually violated children and then published his violation on the Internet, victimizing...
  • LA Grim Sleeper suspect had 4-decade arrest record

    07/10/2010 2:25:38 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 15 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | 7/10/10 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    The 57-year-old man charged with 10 murders in the Los Angeles "Grim Sleeper" case was arrested at least 15 times over four decades but was never sent to state prison despite the recommendation of probation officers, court and jail records show. Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested for burglary, car theft, firearms possession and assaults. But his crimes never were considered serious enough to send him to state prison or to warrant his entry in the state's DNA database, authorities said. "He's danced to the raindrops for a long time without getting wet," Detective Dennis Kilcoyne, head of the task force...