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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Govt finally unveils plan for roadside drug testing - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Govt finally unveils plan for roadside drug testing - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "ACT Government has unveiled draft legislation to introduce roadside drug testing.
The Legislative Assembly last month gave in principle support to a similar bill put forward by the Liberals.
The Greens agreed to hold of debate on the bill until the Government's proposal was unveiled.
The Government has been reluctant to support roadside drug testing in the past but released a discussion paper on the issue in March.
It has now put forward its own proposal which Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says will allow police to detect illicit drugs using an oral fluid screening test.
'It also gives police the authority to request a driver to undergo a blood test if they have reasonable grounds to believe the driver is affected by a controlled drug that cannot be detected by the oral fluid screening test,' he said.
'People involved in road accidents will also be required to provide a blood sample for testing.'"

British academic studying serial killers held over sick slaying of prostitutes | Herald Sun


British academic studying serial killers held over sick slaying of prostitutes | Herald Sun: "Stephen Griffiths, 40, was arrested after CCTV footage emerged of a woman being executed with a crossbow outside his flat in Bradford, The Sun said.
Police fear dismembered body parts of possible victim Suzanne Blamires, 36, may have been eaten or dumped in bin bags.
Triple-murder suspect Dr Griffiths was grabbed by armed police after a caretaker discovered horrific CCTV film of a woman being shot in the head with a crossbow.
The footage showed the victim, believed to be prostitute Ms Blamires, being chased in a corridor in the early hours of Saturday outside the university researcher's flat.
Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar.Related CoverageHospital: Canteen lady 'stole 186k'
End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar.She was attacked and knocked unconscious by a man who then disappeared from view.
But the man, believed to be Dr Griffiths, reportedly returned moments later with a crossbow and fired a bolt into her head, before dragging her body away.
It was understood CCTV cameras also captured a man coming and going from the block of flats with bin bags.
Police in Bradford - home town of notorious prostitute killer Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper - recovered partially decomposed body parts from a river in Shipley last night.
Ms Blamires vanished last Friday. The man with the bin bags was caught on camera over the weekend."

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

AFP: Man arrested over prostitute deaths in Bradford

AFP: Man arrested over prostitute deaths in Bradford: "Police have arrested a 40-year-old man over the deaths of three prostitutes in West Yorkshire, while body parts have been found in a river, officers said on Wednesday.
The man was detained on Monday and was being questioned on suspicion of murdering the sex workers from the Bradford area.
Detectives were quizzing him over the murder of Suzanne Blamires, aged 36, who went missing last Friday, Shelley Armitage, 31, missing since last month, and Susan Rushworth, 43, who disappeared last June.
Assistant Chief Constable Jawaid Akhtar of West Yorkshire Police meanwhile said a woman's remains were found in the River Aire in Shipley, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday, although they had not yet been identified."

Monday, 17 May 2010

2 charged with prostitution at Myrtle Beach strip club - WMBFNews.com | Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC | News, Weather, Sports

2 charged with prostitution at Myrtle Beach strip club - WMBFNews.com | Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC | News, Weather, Sports: "Two people have been charged with prostitution after Myrtle Beach Police saw them having sex on video, according to a police report.
According to a police report, officers were called to Derriere's Gentlemen's Club, 804 Seaboard, St., shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in reference to a group of Hell's Angels bikers. While attempting to locate the bikers, an officer saw two people on surveillance video apparently engaged in various sex acts.
The people were identified as Heather Gay Martin, 24, of Myrtle Beach, and Christopher Michael Quattrim, 21, of Las Vegas."

Guide to Border Patrol Checkpoints - View From Baja Arizona

Guide to Border Patrol Checkpoints - View From Baja Arizona: "Federal officers can freely stop vehicles for inspection at these checkpoints without any required level of suspicion or justification. That is the law. Most of these checkpoints have separate areas reserved nearby where a vehicle can then be nearly stripped under what is called “secondary inspection”. The referral of a vehicle to “secondary inspection” needs only to be “selective” and does not require any “reasonable suspicion”.
“It is best if you do not annoy, abuse, alarm, alert, tease, torment, or disturb a Border Patrol Agent at any of these checkpoints.
“Border Patrol Agents cannot and will not take your drivers license away from you. (The federal agent working at a legal Port of Entry can take your driver’s license or almost any other documentation away from you.)
“The Border Patrol Agent will engage you in “consensual conversation”. “Consensual conversation” is not interrogation. Consensual conversation is … conversation.
“Good morning, how are you, that’s a nice gun you have in your pocket”, are all simply one side of a consensual conversation, but in polite society they do require that you make some verbal response."

Friday, 14 May 2010

News - South Africa: Rolex gangster strikes terror

News - South Africa: Rolex gangster strikes terror: "businessman and his wife had just stopped to swipe a tag to open the gated community's boom gate after a morning of leisurely shopping for expensive watches. Then all hell broke loose.

A silver Volkswagen Passat pulled in behind them at high speed and rammed the couple's Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Sports.

'Instinctively, I knew it was a hijacking or a robbery,' the man said."

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Revealed: Prison officer sacked for smuggling mobile phone to inmate is still visiting him in jail - The Daily Record

Revealed: Prison officer sacked for smuggling mobile phone to inmate is still visiting him in jail - The Daily Record: "Cara Wright was fired on the spot when she was snared supplying a banned mobile to David Allan - serving life for the murder of Scott McNeil.
She was axed from Addiewell prison near West Calder, West Lothian, and Allan was moved to Edinburgh's Saughton prison. The 28-year-old mum is now visiting him there.
She is making the journey from her home in Broxburn, West Lothian, every week to spend time with Allan. He was jailed for life with pal Shaun McGrath, 22, for kicking dad-of-one Scott to death as he walked home from a birthday party in Cambuslang, near Glasgow.
The pair were jailed in May 2006 and ordered to serve at least 12 years.
A source said: 'Cara was devastated when she lost her job in January, but she's relieved she can now visit him."

North West Evening Mail | News | Laundering gang told to hand over ill-gotten cash

North West Evening Mail | News | Laundering gang told to hand over ill-gotten cash: "The biggest sum to be reclaimed – £33,803 – represents the realisable assets of Linshu Che, boss of the Wonder Wok takeaway in Howe Street, Barrow.
Yesterday’s hearing was told she benefited by £427,635 through her criminal activities.
Che, 27, was given three years in prison for her part. The court heard she owned several cars in succession and enjoyed luxury shopping sprees.
Her then-boyfriend, chef Tai Wen, 29, received two-and-a-half years in prison. A confiscation order for £260 was made against him. He was found to have benefited through his activity to the tune of £139,324.
Two other takeaway owners – Zia Guo, 35, of Bridge Street in Heywood, near Manchester, and Ping Lin, 29, owner of the Happy House in Leyland, Lancashire – were each given three-and-a-half year jail terms."

M&S model Noemie Lenoir 'attempts suicide' in Paris - Telegraph


M&S model Noemie Lenoir 'attempts suicide' in Paris - Telegraph: "Miss Lenoir, 30, was staying with Claude Makelele, the former Chelsea football star with whom she has a son, when she is thought to have taken a cocktail of drugs and alcohol at his home on Sunday, a police source said.
Miss Lenoir, who also fronts campaigns for l'Oréal, Gap, Next and Victoria's Secret, is believed to have called an ambulance before cancelling it a short time later.
She was taken to hospital where she was found to have consumed drugs and alcohol. Her life was not in danger, the source added.
Mr Makelele – who played for Chelsea from 2003 to 2008 and now plays for Paris St Germain – met Miss Lenoir in 2004 and their son Keylan was born the following year. The pair reportedly have had a turbulent relationship, and separated last year.
Miss Lenoir has reportedly been suffering from 'extreme angst' as a result of her new relationship with Swiss millionaire Carl Hirschmann, who is embroiled in a sex scandal in his home country"

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

'I'm hurt by the Prime Minister': Guergis

'I'm hurt by the Prime Minister': Guergis: "Prime Minister Stephen Harper fired MP Helena Guergis for undisclosed allegations of 'criminal behaviour,' she said on Monday in her first public comments about the scandal. But she denied using illegal drugs and said she still does not know what those allegations are, or what she did to get her kicked out of the Conservative party"

Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Sean Connery in Costa del Sol probe

Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Sean Connery in Costa del Sol probe: "SEAN Connery has been ordered to appear before a Spanish magistrate investigating alleged financial irregularities over a house sale deal.
The James Bond star, 79, and his wife Micheline Roquebrune, 81, will be quizzed in the millionaires’ playground of Marbella, Costa del Sol. Five lawyers have also been ordered to appear before the court after police raided offices on Wednesday in an operation named Goldfinger."

Sex-change prostitute strangled - mirror.co.uk

Sex-change prostitute strangled - mirror.co.uk: "man savagely murdered a sex-change prostitute after booking her for an hour, then strangling her and setting her naked body alight to hide his crime, a court heard yesterday.
The partly charred body of graduate Andrea Waddell, 29, was found by firefighters in her Brighton flat last October.
Satellite installer Neil McMillan, 42, from Brighton, denies murder.
The prosecution said Mr McMillan had drunk seven pints of lager before taking a taxi to Ms Waddell's flat. He was 'worked up and angry', they said. It was alleged the pair had sex before he strangled her to death in her bathroom. He then torched her body"

Monday, 10 May 2010

Iran Executes Five Activists, Sending Message to Critics - NYTimes.com

Iran Executes Five Activists, Sending Message to Critics - NYTimes.com: "Iranian government hanged five Kurdish activists, including a woman, on Sunday morning in the Evin prison in Tehran in what appeared to be an effort to intimidate protesters from marking the anniversary of last year’s huge anti-government rallies after the June 12 election.
Related
Times Topic: IranSunday’s executions brought the total for the weekend to 11. Six men convicted of drug smuggling were hanged on Saturday. For the past few years, Iran has had the highest number of government executions after China,"

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Rick Ross Denies L.A. Robbery Reports | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street

Rick Ross Denies L.A. Robbery Reports | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street: "Rapper 40 Glocc has been in the news in the past for running up on out of town rappers who are visiting Los Angeles. So his claims that Rick Ross was robbed in Los Angeles should not be a complete surprise.
In an interview with SpliffTv, Rapper Rick Ross has responded to reports that he was robbed of a valuable chain earlier this week in California.
Rick Ross addressed the rumors, while announcing the release of a new mixtape/EP titled Albert Anastasia with DJ Smallz, which will drop prior to the release of his official album Teflon Don.
“I wasn’t in LA two days ago. I got a call saying I was in LA,” Ross stated. “Two fake Twitter gangsters said they robbed me for a chain. There’s too many real ni**as in LA I see yall, to even think about letting the fake Twitter thugs f**k the real ni**s up.”
Ross’ new mixtape Albert Anastasia is named after Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia, a ruthless Italian Mafia leader who ruled New York’s Gambino family from 1951-1957."

George Rekers' explanation is one for the ages - Fred Grimm - MiamiHerald.com

George Rekers' explanation is one for the ages - Fred Grimm - MiamiHerald.com: "Professor George, as he styles himself on his website, ProfessorGeorge.com , offers a vaguely plausible (alcohol might help) explanation. He didn't procure the services of a 20-year-old male prostitute to join him on a 10-day-jaunt through England and Spain for purposes of prostitution. ``Following medical advice Professor George Rekers requires an assistant to lift his luggage in his travels because of an ongoing condition following surgery.''
With a line like that, and a note from a doctor, who knows how many relationships I might have salvaged?
To be fair, Professor George has never testified that gays don't make splendid international traveling companions."

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Network of human traffickers forced women into prostitution in Amsterdam | DutchAmsterdam.nl

Network of human traffickers forced women into prostitution in Amsterdam | DutchAmsterdam.nl: "arrest of five pimps and four operators of window brothels in Amsterdam’s Red Light District the Netherlands’ Public Prosecution Service believes it has captured an international network of human traffickers.
Enforcing their demands with brute violence the gang forced a large number of women to work as prostitutes.
Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports the women, recruited in both Hungary and the Netherlands, were constantly monitored and were ferried between their home and work. They were not allowed to have social contacts outside of the network.
Three of the pimps are women from Hungary. The two men are from Hungary and the Netherlands. The brothel operators are Dutch, two of them of Turkish origin."

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Police News - Officers Hunt Transvestite Gangster

Police News - Officers Hunt Transvestite Gangster: "Police in Greater Manchester are investigating after a cross-dressing robber was identified as part of an armed gang who targeted a jewellers shop.

The cunning criminal hid his identity under a hijab and burka and was given access to the Capri store in Benson Street, Bury. But as soon as the door was buzzed open three others barged in, one of them terrifying staff with a shotgun.

The gang filled their bags, grabbing bangles, rings and lockets before they ran back into the street and were driven away in a waiting getaway car.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the robbery, which happened on May 5. The criminal dressed as a woman is described as Asian, thin and around 6ft. The getaway driver was of the same origin, bald with glasses."

Autopsy: Taser didn't kill man, cocaine overdose did :: WRAL.com

Autopsy: Taser didn't kill man, cocaine overdose did :: WRAL.com: "Wayne County man who died in January during an altercation with deputies died of a cocaine overdose, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.
Joe Spruill Jr., 33, became unruly as two Wayne County deputies tried to arrest him for disorderly conduct on Jan. 27, authorities said. One deputy fired his Taser at Spruill to subdue him, and while the deputies were waiting for paramedics to arrive, they noticed that Spruill was lying motionless in the road.
Spruill's family said he had a heart condition."

Grits for Breakfast: Breakup of contraband smuggling ring implicates prison guards

Grits for Breakfast: Breakup of contraband smuggling ring implicates prison guards: "Troubling new details surfaced Wednesday about the depth of illegal smuggling inside Texas' massive prison system, including revealing glimpses into how convicts may be operating drug- and money-laundering rackets with the help of guards and family members.
The new information surfaced in 20 pages of court filings in Travis County, revealing that authorities are investigating a 21-year-old Waco woman and at least five convicts for alleged organized criminal activity at the Coffield Unit near Palestine in East Texas.
According to a search-warrant affidavit, investigators listening in on phone calls made by several convicts at Coffield and intercepting ingoing and outgoing mail believe that some convicts are arranging for their family members to deposit money in one another's accounts, with the arranging inmate taking a cut of as much as 25 percent.
Thousands of dollars were being funneled through the scheme, according to the affidavit. In another intercepted phone call, one convict admitted buying drugs from another convict — and 'although he did not observe guards deliver any dope, he knew they had.'
According to the affidavit, the Waco woman 'drops the dope off to someone, then the dope is brought into the prison by an unknown person.'"

Police Officer Accused of Helping Gang Rob Drug Dealers - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com

Police Officer Accused of Helping Gang Rob Drug Dealers - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com: "New York police officer has been arrested on federal charges for his role in helping a violent robbery crew impersonate police officers so they could rob drug traffickers during bogus raids.
The officer, Emannuel Tavarez, supplied the crew with raid jackets that bore the “N.Y.P.D.” insignia, as well as badges, bullet-resistant vests and handcuffs, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.
Officer Tavarez, 30, is to be arraigned on Thursday in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District in Brooklyn.
The case stems from an indictment that was filed two years ago, when a number of crew members were arrested during a police sting operation in Queens. More than a dozen crew members face charges related to the robberies, which date back to at least 2001, and at least five have pleaded guilty, according to court records. All the defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison."

Stabbed boy, 16, dies in arms of his mother after London gang fight - Telegraph

Stabbed boy, 16, dies in arms of his mother after London gang fight - Telegraph: "Nick Pearton, 16, was attacked with such force that the blade of the knife snapped inside his body, police sources said.
His mother Kim Wooley, found him after he staggered to a shop near his home in Sydenham, and she cradled him as he died.
Dead teenager was stabbed in suspected gang fightThe victim’s father, Vince Pearton, said the family was in deep shock.
'There's nothing I can say, we can't take it in,' he said.
The stabbed boy was the seventh teenager to be killed in less than six weeks in London, and the 10th this year, raising new fears about the scale of gang violence."

Bollywood Actor Shiney Ahuja Detained on Rape Charges

Bollywood Actor Shiney Ahuja Detained on Rape Charges: "Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was on Sunday detained for questioning by the police on the charge of raping his domestic help and is likely to be put under arrest.
“The domestic help, who has been working at Ahuja’s residence in suburban Oshiwara, alleged that the actor had raped her today afternoon,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Niket Kaushik said.
“We have registered a FIR and called Ahuja to the police station for questioning in the matter to verify the facts,” he said.
The house maid in her complaint has alleged that Ahuja raped her at his residence when they were alone, Kaushik said.
Additional Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said the maid will be subjected to medical test and police are yet to reach any conclusion with regard to the charge levied by her against Shiney."

Polish Police and Administrative Corruption: Drunken duo tried to run over Policemen with a tractor

Polish Police and Administrative Corruption: Drunken duo tried to run over Policemen with a tractor: "Two patrolling Policemen form Swintokrzyskie province had an interesting and adventurous night. They noticed a tractor without number palates and wanted to stop it for a control. A driver did not stop and hit the Police car and he tried to do this again.In the beginning a Policeman tried to stop a tractor by using a red light torch. A tractor did ignore this sign and crashed into a Police car and later tried to do it again on reverse gear. Later they started to escape. One of Policemen jumped on a tractor, but was pushed off by a passenger. A driver noticed the second Policeman and tried to run him over with his tractor.That was too much. Police officers opened fire and hit rear tires three times. However that did not stop the tractor. It was stopped twenty minutes later, when Policemen got a back-up.Both 37 years old driver and his 34 years old passenger turned out to be drunk. One had 3 pro miles alcohol in blood and the second one had two. They can spend up to 10 years behind bars as one of Policemen had to be taken to hospital"

Deputy faces cocaine charge

Deputy faces cocaine charge: "Deputy Jesus R. Contreras, 29, and another man, Ernesto Castro, 38, both of Nogales, Ariz., were indicted on the charges after authorities determined the men conspired to transport 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine from an unknown date through March 2, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office press release.
Contreras was charged with drug trafficking and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Castro was charged with drug trafficking.
Contreras, who had been a deputy for six years, was accused of transporting the cocaine through an Interstate 19 checkpoint in his marked patrol vehicle while in uniform.
He was fired from the Sheriff's Department and was taken into custody by FBI agents Tuesday, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada.
He began working for the department as a detention officer in 2002 before becoming a deputy in 2004, Estrada said.
'I'm terribly disappointed. Any time a peace officer betrays trust is a tremendous disappointment,' Estrada said.
'We're here to enforce drug laws. The last thing we need is an officer doing something we're trying to prevent,' he said."

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Jewellery gang's £2.5 million raid on De Beers and Tiffany's at Westfield Centre - Telegraph

Jewellery gang's £2.5 million raid on De Beers and Tiffany's at Westfield Centre - Telegraph: "raiders entered through a fire exit into Europe's largest urban shopping mall in the early hours and smashed their way through the two prestige shops, stealing diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces. Security guards and police were alerted by electronic alarms at the Shepherd’s Bush centre, but the gang got away in three cars at about 1.20am, just as police arrived. There was a high-speed chase across west London but the gang escaped. Thieves steal £500k of watches in 'Italian Job' raidThe chief executive of De Beers said it was 'another reminder of the timeless allure of diamonds'.
Police sources said the value of the stolen jewellery will 'inevitably be substantial' but no figure was yet available from the stores. Local sources at the complex suggested the figure could be as high as £2.5 million."

Monday, 3 May 2010

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