Monday, April 30, 2012

Genesis 22:5


Didn't I read about this in the Bible?

Father accused of trying to sacrifice his son
NBC San Diego -

A father is in custody, accused of attempting to sacrifice his own son in a San Diego area cemetery.

Joseph Ramirez, 30, took his family to Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday around 4:30 p.m. and told them his dead grandmother told him to sacrifice  the 8-year-old boy, according to San Diego police.

Officers released a report stating Ramirez had brought candles to the cemetery. One of the candles broke, and he used a piece of the broken glass to slash open his son's forearms.

I like their motorcycles too, but not this much

Will this law suit stand up in court?

She likes his BMW too.

California man sues BMW for persistent erection
CBS Detroit -

SAN FRANCISCO (WWJ) - BMW North America has probably had to deal with plenty of  unusual lawsuits, but one filed last week may be a first — a California man says the seat on his motorcycle has given him an erection he just can’t shake.

Henry Wolf of California is suing BMW America and aftermarket seatmaker Corbin-Pacific claiming his issue began after a four-hour ride on his 1993 BMW motorcycle, with a ridge like seat. Wolf is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and what he calls “general damage.”

He said he’s had the erection non-stop for 20 months. And it comes with another side effect: The lawsuit says Wolf is “now is unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”

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Dan Rather blathers

Blah, blah, blah.

Dan Rather outspoken: Still battling CBS News
The Daily Beast -

Dan Rather just won’t let it go.
Nearly eight years after his fabled career at CBS News imploded like a death star over the notorious George W. Bush/Texas Air National Guard segment on 60 Minutes Wednesday, he can’t stop combing the debris for shards of vindication.

“I have a story to tell from my point of view,” he says about his new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, which roasts network management for its “spineless” behavior during the Bush episode; takes potshots at his successor in the CBS Evening News anchor chair, Katie Couric, as a purveyor of “News Lite”; and settles scores with former colleagues who, as he writes, “after pretending to be friends for all those years, stealthily snuck around giving anonymous newspaper quotes and otherwise scheming to put the dirk in deep when I was down and hurting.”

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A fool and his money are soon parted


Didn't they make a stupendously horrible movie about the Titanic II?

Good luck selling tickets on this one Bub.

Australian Billionaire to build Titanic II
Breitbart -

One of Australia's richest men, Clive Palmer, has unveiled plans for a 21st century version of the Titanic to be built in China, with its first voyage from England to New York set for 2016.

Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor.

"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," Palmer said in a statement, released on Monday.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shine on harvest moon!

Wee doggie!

Deputies: Moonshiner sold 150-proof flavored hooch from truck
By Barbara Hijek - -

Jed Clampett and Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies would have been so dang proud!

Yes, the art of making moonshine with a still is alive and well in Florida.

Granny used to call her mash 'White Lightning.'

Bob Tibbs, 69, is accused of selling strawberry, blackberry and apple-flavored moonshine — as well as plain ole "regular" — to undercover officers during a sting that ended with his arrest, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

He sold his hi-octane hooch, as well as seafood, roadside in Bunnell.

Deputies later dismantled a still they found on his property after his arrest, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said.

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Dodge Ball!

I knew dodge ball could be brutal.

But this?  Might as well play hockey.

Cops: Teen beaten unconscious following dodge ball fight
CBS Houston-

ENID, Okla. (CBS Houston) — A teenager is back home from the hospital after a violent dodge ball fight left him unconscious.

Preston Hodge, 14, underwent surgery for broken cheek bones after a fight erupted following a dodge ball game at Enid Middle School.

An Enid police report states that Hodge and another boy got into a fight after they bumped into each other Tuesday. Police say Hodge made a comment to the boy and that’s when the boy began repeatedly punching Hodge in the face, breaking his cheek bone and leaving him unconscious for a minute.

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I guess I would've been shot cause I can't moonwalk.

Man ordered to dance "Moonwalk" at gunpoint, Police say
by Daniel Macht - NBC New York -

Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun.

An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported.

Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

More ball busting?

Holy Smokes!!

Meth Lab explodes in man's pants
Associated Press -

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) -  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a portable methamphetamine lab exploded in a man’s pants as he tried to run away from a state trooper during a traffic stop.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports the incident happened shortly after midnight Friday in Okmulgee County. Authorities say the man tried to run away when the trooper asked him about a chemical smell.

Trooper Shiloh Hall says the man had an active meth lab in his pants that burst during a struggle with the trooper. The man was checked out by emergency personnel and booked in the Okmulgee County jail on a drug charge.

A portable meth lab is also known as a one-pot lab, where a smaller batch of the drug is manufactured.

Ball buster!!



Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles
China Forum -

A female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles for the parking dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province. 

It was learned, the woman, 41 years old, rode on her scooter to an elementary school in Meilan District, Haikou City to pick up her child that day. When she wanted to pack her scooter in front of a shop, she was rejected by the shop owner, a 42-year-old male.
The two parties soon fell into a quarrel, and then the physical confrontation. The furious woman called up her husband and brother to come help her, which resulted in a more violent fist fight.
During the fight, the middle aged woman manged to grab the man’s testicles, and squeezed them till he finally collapsed on the ground.
The man was immediately rushed to hospital, but unfortunately died there despite of efforts.

Can't let go?

You got to be freaking kidding me!

One last kiss would at least be okay.

Egypt's 'plans for farewell intercourse law so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives' branded a 'complete nonsense'

By Daily Mail Reporter

Alleged proposals to allow Egyptian husbands to legally have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours after their death have been branded a 'complete nonsense'.

The controversial new 'farewell intercourse' law was claimed, in Arab media, to be part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.

They reported it would also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

We don't do photosynthesis

I guess she's seen the light by now.

Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight; woman gave up food and water on spiritual journey
Associated Press -

Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.

Tages-Anzeiger says there have been similar cases of self-starvation in Germany, Britain and Australia.

Breck boy on trial! What a heck of a train wreck for Breck.


A trial without heroes
By Maureen Dowd - Express-News

Maybe we gave up on John Edwards too soon.

His hair still looks great, even though he now gets cuts for $12.95, not $400.

And the man clearly has a gift for multitasking under pressure.

In the winter of 2007, as Edwards campaigned for the presidency in Iowa, he still found time to check up on his pregnant girlfriend, Rielle Hunter, who was on the lam with fall guy Andrew Young and his family, zooming around in private jets to luxe resorts and haciendas in Aspen, Colo., Santa Barbara Calif., and Florida.

Marathon Oil "Best in the Long Run"

I used to work for them as a geologist.

Good company with good people.

Picture of me after a run while drilling a well in the Eastern Desert of Egypt about 60 Km north of Hurghada, Egypt, by the Red Sea.  Circa 1986.

Marathon Oil says Eagle Ford Shale is the top
By Vicki Vaughan - Express-News

Here’s what Houston-based Marathon Oil Corp. thinks of the Eagle Ford Shale:  “Marathon views the Eagle Ford as the premier liquids-rich resource play in North America …”

That’s from Marathon’s fact book, which it sent recently to interested parties.

Marathon said it holds 300,000 acres in the Eagle Ford, making it one of the Top 5 leaseholders in the shale. The company said it’s focused on drilling in Atascosa, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes and Wilson counties.

The company has 17 rigs in the Eagle Ford Shale now and will add another by June.

22 Years

Twenty two years in prison.

He also apparently produced child pornography as well as possessing it.

He won't be missed by most of us I suspect.

Man gets 22 years for child porn
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A San Antonio man was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervision for producing child pornography.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery could have given Scott Allen Blasingim, 43, up to 30 years in prison, as prosecutors requested. But the judge opted for the lower sentence after Blasingim asked for leniency and his lawyer argued for a lower sentencing range.

“I didn't know who to approach for help because I was afraid,” Blasingim said, apologizing for his actions.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Asleep at the wheel

For God's sake people, pull off the road and take a quick shut-eye!

Sleepy driver pleads not guilty in manslaughter
By Michelle Casady - Express-News

Ruben Renteria, who was indicted earlier this month on two counts of manslaughter, was back in court Tuesday to enter a plea of not guilty.

The indictment by a Nueces County grand jury stems from an incident last August, when Renteria drove his girlfriend, her three children and her sister's five children from San Antonio to Port Aransas for a day at the beach. He fell asleep behind the wheel, just five minutes from a rest stop where he planned to take a break, and wrecked. The vehicle flipped, killing two of the eight children inside the Mitsubishi SUV.

Renteria's girlfriend, Jeanette Castañon, lost her son, Jacob Ricarte, 8, and her niece, Jelena Robles, 3, in the crash.

Brady material hidden?

This could be problematic for the former prosecutor.

The Brady rule, named after a Supreme Court case, means the prosecution must release material which may be exculpatory in nature.  i.e. evidence which tends to show the defendant may not not have committed the offense or is otherwise somehow justified in taking the actions they did. 

Pretty serious offense to Justice.

Defense says Overton prosecutor hid evidence
By John MacCormack - Express-News

CORPUS CHRISTI – Appearing fragile, muddled and deeply forgetful, Sandra Eastwood, who five years ago was the aggressive lead prosecutor in the Hannah Overton capital murder trial, took hostile questioning herself Wednesday.

Eastwood, who didn't want to testify, is accused by defense lawyers of hiding crucial exculpatory evidence from them during the 2007 trial and also engaging in other misconduct.

These are among the grounds cited in an appeal by Overton to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas. The scientific evidence at her trial is also being called into question.

Run away Defendant

You can run but you can't hide.

Fugitive child molester gets life sentence
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

An ex-con who was on the run for two months last year after cutting off his GPS ankle monitor while under house arrest was ordered Wednesday to serve a life term in prison for child molestation.

Carlos Mireles Jr., 45, was handed the sentence by state District Judge Maria Teresa Herr one month after a jury convicted him of three counts of raping a 5-year-old. Because he had two prior trips to prison in the late 1990s for drug cases, his sentencing range was enhanced to a minimum of 25 years.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force apprehended him in the back room of a West Side home last July.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bad Mother Award goes to ...


That poor baby!

Infant stabbed in Baltimore: Mother in custody
Associated Press -

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A mother managed to slip a long kitchen knife past security at a Baltimore social services building and used it to stab her infant daughter in the face and neck Tuesday, police said.

The 8-month-old baby was stabbed several times, but was listed in good condition at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and was expected to survive, Police Det. Donny Moses said.

"The baby should be OK," Moses said.

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Granny Protection Society

Granny's are tough mothers!

Georgia grandmother foils robbery by getting into shootout with suspects
CBS Atlanta -

MACON, Ga. (CBS Atlanta/AP) – Authorities in Georgia say a grandmother foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with them, injuring one man.

Police told The Telegraph that Lulu Campbell just dropped off her grandson at her daughter’s house early Saturday morning when someone demanded money outside her car, threatening to shoot her.

“(The suspect) shouted, ‘Give me the (blanking) money and open the (blanking) door!’” Campbell told The Telegraph, describing her ordeal. “I said, ‘Oh my God, somebody is going to rob me.’ I said, ‘Baby, you’re going to kill me anyway, so I don’t have to open it!’”

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Social Networking

Its a gas, ain't it?

BTW it's an odd headline.  Was it a fight with a lot of women involved or was it only large females who were fighting?

Facebook comments reportedly trigger large female fight
CBS Sacramento -

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – More than 30 women brawled in the street, all reportedly over Facebook posts.

“I saw the girls yelling and pushing each other and one girl tried to push them apart,” one witness said of the fight in Del Paso Heights on Sunday.

“People shouldn’t be posting their business on Facebook,” said another woman.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

He won't do it again I bet

Another contestant in this year's Darwin Awards contest.

Man dies after urinating on CTA tracks, falls on third rail
Chicago Sun-Times -

The death of an Indiana man who fell onto the electrified third rail at a CTA Purple Line station in north suburban Evanston Sunday was ruled an accident.

The man was on the CTA Purple Line South Station platform at 601 South Blvd. in Evanston about 11 p.m. with two other people when he came into contact with the third rail, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.

Zachary McKee, 27, of the 4000 block of East 800 North in Ossian, Ind., was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 11:52 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

70 years

70 years for soliciting the kidnapping and murder of her ex-boyfriend so she could collect his insurance?

Well, that didn't work out too well for her did it?

70 years for 'murderess' in life insurance scheme
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio woman convicted of soliciting the kidnapping and slaying of her ex-boyfriend two years ago in a failed scheme to collect a hefty life insurance payout was ordered Monday to serve 70 years in prison.

Vanessa Cameron, 31, was found guilty by a jury of murder in March for orchestrating the shooting death of VIA employee Samuel Allen Johnson Jr., 26, the father of her son.

A co-defendant testified for prosecutors during the trial that Johnson was driven to Seguin in the trunk of his own car, beaten with a 2-by-4 and shot multiple times before his body was dumped at an East San Antonio cemetery in January 2010.

Keeping Austin weird

If anyone, anywhere, was going to be beaten to death by a guitar you'd figure it would be in Austin.

Austin police: Man beaten to death with guitar -

AUSTIN -- Police have made an arrest in Austin's ninth murder of the year. Police say a man was beaten to death with an electric guitar.

Officers were called to the Barcelona Apartments at 2101 Elmont Drive in Southeast Austin Sunday April 22 at 9:25 a.m.

Peter Andrew Levay, 42, is in jail charged with murder. He's accused of killing 64-year-old Maurice Leray Eckert.

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Adding insult to injury

It sounds like they are charging the guy who was hit by the Bexar County Corrections Officer who also was intoxicated and was driving the wrong  way on the highway with DWI as well.

Oh well.

Man hit by wrong-way driver faces DWI
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Police plan to charge a second man with driving while intoxicated in a wrong-way crash that sent a Bexar County corrections officer to jail over the weekend.

Police said the 50-year-old man was heading west on Loop 1604 near Redland Road when Trenton Wade's Chevrolet Malibu — which police said had gone the wrong way on the freeway for about 6.5 miles — hit the second man's vehicle on the driver side and forced it off the road early Saturday.

Wade, 31, told police, “My life is over,” before explaining that he's a county employee.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Leaving a safe place

I hope for his sake he has a good place to hide until the trial starts.

Neighborhood watch shooter released from Florida jail
By Christine Amario - Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — In a low-key event, George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag as he walked out of the Seminole County jail around midnight Sunday. He was following another man and didn't look over at photographers gathered outside. The two then got into a white BMW car and drove away.

Zimmerman gave no statement as he left the suburban Orlando jail.

WAIT! You can't do that!!

He what??!!

Japanese cop arrested for licking woman's hair
My Fox -

SHIZUOKA, Japan - A Japanese cop has been arrested for licking a woman's hair, police said Thursday.

Tetsuya Ichikawa, 50, allegedly approached a 25-year-old woman from behind in a restaurant in Shizuoka prefecture, 111 miles (180km) southwest of Tokyo, on Tuesday night and proceeded to lick her hair, broadcaster NTV reported.

"I wanted to lick so I did," the forensics officer told police, according to AFP.

Good detective work!

Legwork wins out every time.

Michigan detective bumps into cigarette-buying theft suspect
Associated Press -

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A Michigan detective can credit legwork, luck and one man's bad habit for his latest arrest.

A Traverse City police detective went to a local gas station Thursday to show clerks a surveillance video image of someone accused of stealing a woman's credit card a week before. The man Detective Kevin Gay was looking for was buying a pack of cigarettes there.

Capt. Brian Heffner, who leads the detective bureau, said a chance encounter like this is rare but welcome.

No stealing sodas at McDonald's!

This will be one life-altering soda for him.

Too many prior misdemeanor theft convictions made this a felony theft.

Man charged with felony for stealing soda -

NAPLES, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- After leaving a Naples, Fla., McDonald's without paying for a cup of soda, Mark Abaire, 52, is in hot water, facing a felony theft charge, police say.

Abaire walked into the restaurant around 10 p.m. Thursday and asked the employee at the counter if he could have a cup for water. When he was given one, he went to the soda fountain and filled it with soda instead, then left to sit outside. A manager told police he asked Abaire to pay for the soda and he refused, and then remained on the premises after being asked to leave. He then cursed at the manager, prompting them to call the police.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Can you hear me now? ..... Nope

The price of the ear?

$40.  The difference in what he had and what was owed.

Man allegedly slices another man's ear off over unpaid debt
CBS Los Angeles -

SANTA MONICA (CBS) — A Los Angeles man faces charges of mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon after police say he sliced another man’s ear off over an unpaid debt.

Jerry Lee Ries, 42, was arrested April 13, at an apartment building in the 1500 block of 15th Street in Santa Monica. Police say he was found in possession of methamphetamine, some drug paraphernalia and bottles of hydrocodone and Alprazolam, a drug used to treat anxiety.

Ries allegedly argued with the victim near Parking Structure 10 two nights prior about an unpaid debt. The victim apparently owed Reis $400, but was only able to produce $360, Santa Monica police Sgt. Rich Lewis said.

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Standing her ground

Good for her!

'She-Hulk' collars alleged T creep after lewd act
By Renee Nadeau Algarin - Boston-Herald

A strap-hanging MBTA heroine said she went into “She-Hulk” mode to single-handedly collar a man who exposed himself on a crowded B-Line trolley — dragging him off the train and holding him until cops arrived.

The 24-year-old Allston woman, who did not want to be named, said the man boarded one stop after she did on her ride home from her marketing job Thursday. She immediately noticed him staring.

“This guy was just being a real creeper,” she said. As she shuffled along the train, he followed her. She zoned out, listening to music, only to look up and see him standing over her.

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Oreos and milk!........mmmmm!

I thought it was a cute ad.

I like the milk to be cold however.

Controversial ad uses breast-feeding to sell cookies
By Kavita Varma-White - MSNBC

The latest in the breast-feeding wars comes all the way from South Korea and involves the epitome of American snacktime: the Oreo cookie.

An ad from Agency Cheil Worldwide pairs the crème-filled treat with an unlikely image: a super-cute baby holding the cookie while nursing on his mama’s breast.  The accompanying slogan: “Milk’s favorite cookie.” (It's unclear if Nabisco, maker of Oreos, is actually using the ad or if the agency just created it.)

It’s one thing to cheer when other cultures portray breast-feeding as normal. But isn’t there something kind of... icky… about the way this ad blatantly sexualizes breast-feeding?
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The face of the problem

Multiple-multiple DWI's.

12 arrests for DWI over 36 years.

I would say he has a drinking problem.

Cracking down on repeat DWI offenders
By Eva Ruth Moravec and Craig Kapitan - Express-News

One of the worst drunken driving offenders in Bexar County was deemed such a high risk after his 12th arrest recently that four high-tech devices keep tabs on him around the clock.

Carlos Faz also has to take a pill three times a week that makes him nauseous if he drinks alcohol. Even cologne can trigger a reaction.

Since his first DWI arrest 36 years ago when he was 25 until his most recent on April 1 at age 61, Faz has pleaded guilty 10 times. Once, in 2008, the charge was dismissed.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bite me!!

Okay, she said.

Woman arrested in biting attack over parking space
CBS San Francisco -

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – San Francisco police took a bite out of crime after an angry motorist allegedly took a bite out of another motorist in a fit of parking space rage.

San Francisco police arrested Sara Gillan, accusing her of biting another woman over a parking spot around 6 p.m. Tuesday on Jennings Street in The Bayview. Police said the fight began when a car swooped into the parking space that the suspect had apparently been waiting for.

That’s when Gillan is accused of approaching a woman in the other car and biting her in the chest and the arms. The victim showed CBS 5 cameras a large bruise on her arm from the bite.

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Very Sad

Another fellow who has ruined his career and life.

Was this the result of Fiesta?

Bexar County deputy arrested after wrong-way crash
By Nolan Hicks - Express-News

A Bexar County corrections officer was arrested for drunk driving early Saturday, after he drove the wrong way on Loop 1604 and crashed into another car.

Police said the accident occurred near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Gold Canyon at around 4 a.m., when Bexar County Deputy Sheriff Trenton Wade was driving east in the westbound lanes of the freeway and hit a Ford Ranger.

Police say that the driver of the Ranger swerved to avoid Wade but was unable to dodge his Chevy Malibu. The impact caused the Ranger to roll over multiple times. Police say the driver sustained mild injuries. Officers described Wade as “highly intoxicated.”

He's Back!

Kudos to the Law Enforcement Officers who helped us get him back.

Thank you as well to the Department of Justice for their help in walking us through the extradition process.

Suspect in '04 slaying extradited
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — A New Braunfels man who fled to Mexico after allegedly knifing a pair of brothers — fatally stabbing one of them — in New Braunfels more than seven years ago was returned here Thursday afternoon and now awaits trial in connection with the crimes, authorities said.

A deputy with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office took custody of LeeRoy Suarez, 28, about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at San Antonio International Airport, CCSO Lt. Mark Reynolds said on Friday.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Warning Graphic Photo!

So the new photo shows the back of Zimmerman's head all bloodied.

It makes his version of what happened more plausible than some believe.

Let this all go to a grand jury or to trial and let them make a decision.

Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head 
 ABC News -

A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News showing the bloodied back of George Zimmerman's head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, gives possible credence to his claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.

The revelation comes as his attorney and prosecutors prepare for Zimmerman's bail hearing today, which could result in his being released from a Florida jail. Zimmerman, 28, is being held on charges of second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, 17, which could carry a life sentence if he is convicted.

The exclusive image shows blood trickling down the back of Zimmerman's head from two cuts. It also shows a possible contusion forming on the crown of his head. The original police report that night notes that the back of Zimmerman's head was wet, and that he was bleeding from the nose and head.

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Tossing his career and life into the crapper

He probably thought the money was too good to pass up.

He's probably regretting it now.

Ex-jailer charged with smuggling cell phone and pot to inmate
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A former guard at a privately run jail in Del Rio has been indicted on charges of providing contraband — a cell phone and marijuana — to an inmate.

Isau Juarez, 20, was arrested Thursday in San Antonio.

The indictment by a grand jury in Del Rio said Juarez provided the items to an inmate identified only as B.H. at the Val Verde Correctional Facility, which is run by Florida-based The GEO Group. The indictment said Juarez smuggled the cell phone on Dec. 19, 2011, and the drugs on Aug. 11, 2011 and Feb. 13, 2012.

Sexy Time!!


A worker's comp claim?


And it was granted!!??

Sexy time leads to workers comp
By Chris King - Express-News

“I think she was on her back when it happened but I was not paying attention because we are rolling around.”

That gem is from the male partner in a story running in the, about a women who was awarded workers compensation after being injured during sex while on a work trip.

From the story, “a glass light fitting came away from the wall above the bed as she was having sex,” in her motel room.

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Portrait of a killer

Once again someone apparently couldn't handle rejection and strikes out and commits murder.

Her son apparently will survive, unfortunately so did the killer who stepped in front of a truck on the highway.

He'll recover and face capital murder charges for killing the boy's mother and a friend of the mother.

May Rhonda Hammonds and Casey Sweetwood rest in peace; my condolences to their families and my prayers for a swift and complete recovery for Rhonda's son Curtis.

2 dead, child hurt in 'despicable' stabbings
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Stabbed in the chest and barely conscious, the 11-year-old boy managed to utter a suspect's name.

“Corey did it,” the boy said, lying in a pool of blood.

Corey Hiller, 36, is the man police said also fatally stabbed the boy's mother, Rhonda Hammonds, and her friend, Casey Sweetwood, before dawn Thursday at a house in the 4500 block of Emil on the East Side.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Don't mess with the little Old Lady!

The Castle Doctrine is alive and well.

No word on whether the intruder is.

East Side Woman, 90, opens fire on intruder
By Kristina DeLeon - WOAI-News

SAN ANTONIO- A man got a big surprise when he broke into one East side home on Thursday.

It happened around 1a.m. on Como street near East Commerce. Police say a man busted a door and got into the house only to be met by a 90-year-old woman holding a gun. She fired the gun once at the man, scaring him away. K-9 units were on the scene looking for the intruder.

No word if he was hit by the bullet.

Ammo for the Drug Wars?

250,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition!

That's enough for quite a few fire fights ain't it?

Quarter-million rounds of ammo seized on border
Mexican agents have seized more than 250,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition from a U.S. 18-wheeler in Ciudad Juárez, KSAT-TV is reporting.

The driver, who is from the Dallas area, was detained after Tuesday’s discovery, the station adds. The driver said he had no goods to declare when he arrived at the border.

The trucker’s employer said he’d made a wrong turn and couldn’t turn the vehicle around at the bridge, so he continued into Mexico, KSAT reports. Coming back into the U.S., Mexican officials said they had to inspect the vehicle.

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Internecine Drug War

A new front opens in the internecine drug wars?

Drug lord aims to rid city of Zetas
By Dudley Althaus and Dane Schiller - Houston Chronicle

MEXICO CITY — Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman purportedly has come gunning for the vicious Zetas gang on the South Texas border, leaving 14 of their butchered bodies and a message vowing to rid Nuevo Laredo of its criminal scourge.

“We have begun to clear Nuevo Laredo of Zetas because we want a free city and so you can live in peace,” proclaims a banner, under which were posed the bodies, as well as the gunmen who presumably work for Guzman.

“We are narcotics traffickers and we don't mess with honest working or business people.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pigs at the trough

I'm thinking these folks ought to be slammed for this act of theft.

They're already being fed from the public trough but apparently that wasn't enough for them.

District fires workers in unemployment benefits probe
By Nikita Stewart - The Washington Post

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration has fired 61 city employees for collecting unemployment benefits while working for the District government, city officials said Tuesday.
The city’s Department of Employment Services, which oversees the jobless-compensation program, said in February that dozens of current and former city workers had received the fraudulent payments
The checks ranged from a few hundred dollars to more than $20,000 per employee since 2009 — or about $800,000 in all — according to city officials. The city suspended 92 employees, among them the 61 who have been recently terminated.  

The sounds of justice

What's that sound?

Its justice being served.

Teenage victims of sex traffickers will get money from sale of brothels
By Lise Olsen - Houston Chronicle

For seven years, the bars and shacks on the gritty east edge of Houston served as unsightly venues of serial sex crimes where a convicted human trafficker ruled with threats, and Mexican teens as young as 14 were battered, forced to live in sheds, and toil as cantina call girls after being smuggled to Houston.

But U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes ruled Tuesday that five of the youngest victims in one of the city's most visible human trafficking rings will benefit from the sale of ringleader Maria "Nancy" Rojas and her husband's bars and the rest of their ramshackle real estate empire, according to instructions delivered to prosecutors.

It is the first time prosecutors have successfully pushed for forfeiture of assets for the benefit of sex trafficking victims in Houston - and among only a few cases nationally, said Edward Gallagher, a senior federal prosecutor who heads Houston's Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA).

Capital murder?

That poor mother, may she rest in peace.

I am glad the baby was recovered uninjured.

Charge her with capital murder please.

Kidnapped baby safe; mother slain
By Mike Glen - Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — An infant boy only 3 days old was recovered safely Tuesday night hours after being snatched from his mother, who was shot in the process and later died of her wounds.

Although details of the murder and kidnapping remained sketchy as authorities continued to put together pieces of a bizarre puzzle, the one unavoidable fact was that Kala Golden Schuchardt was killed after taking her son to a local pediatrician for a routine checkup Tuesday afternoon.

“My baby, my baby!” she screamed as Keegan Schuchardt was grabbed in his car seat in a pickup by a woman who had jumped from a Lexus sedan parked beside her. Authorities said the woman shot Kala Schuchardt several times in the chest before speeding off with another person, identified only as an adult male sitting in the passenger side of the sedan.

Bad Teacher!

What is up with teachers recently?

Substitute teacher resigns after texting allegations
Two other educators placed on administrative leave
By Maria Luisa Cesar - Express-News

The Judson Independent School District is investigating a substitute teacher at Judson High School who was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 14-year-old female student, district spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said Tuesday.

“There were inappropriate pictures and Judson ISD police are in the process of going through all of the communications between the teacher and the student,” Chancellor said.

The male teacher, 35, had been with the district since January and has resigned in lieu of termination, a press release states.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Any redeeming qualities? ... Any?

Throw the book at this thug!

Deputies: Woman, 90, dragged by car during purse-snatching

A 90-year-old woman suffered several broken bones and road rash when she was dragged by a vehicle during a purse-snatching outside an Osceola County supermarket, authorities said.

Jose Luis Delgado-Pastrana, 27, of Kissimmee, was arrested on charges of robbery by sudden snatching, aggravated abuse of an elderly/disabled person, aggravated battery person 65 years or older and larceny.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, the woman left the Publix at  3343 South Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee around 8 p.m. and a man, later identified as Delgado-Pastrana, pulled up in a red Jeep Cherokee.

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