Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mexico ( Japan to build a Auto Parts Plant in Mexico to employ 1000 people )

Japan’s Furukawa to Build Auto Parts Plant in Mexico

TOKYO – Furukawa Electric plans to break ground next month on a new auto parts plant in Mexico to supply Japanese automakers operating in that country, the Japanese business press reported Tuesday.

Furukawa, which supplies products to the automotive, construction, electronics, energy, materials and telecom industries, expects the $12.2 million plant to be finished in January 2014, the Nikkei business daily said.

The company currently has two auto parts plants in Mexico, a plant that produces fiber-optic cable for the telecom industry in Brazil and another plant in Argentina.

Furukawa wants to expand its presence in Latin America and boost sales in the region from $102 million today to $153 million by 2017.

The new plant in Mexico will initially employ 300 people, but the payroll could climb to about 1,000 within a few years, Furukawa said.

Wires and cables produced at the new plant will be sold in Mexico and exported to Latin America and Europe, the company said.

Furukawa also plans to manufacture parts for vehicle air bag systems and battery sensors at the new plant.

Mexico hosts the largest concentration of Japanese corporations in Latin America, with nearly 540 companies, including automotive industry titans Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda, operating in the country. EFE

Mexico ( 6 people Killed plane crash - The plane belongs to the Mexican Attorney Generals Office)

Six Killed in Mexico Plane Crash
The plane went down shortly before noon in the municipality of Morelos after taking off from the town of Calera en route to Mexico City

MEXICO CITY – Six people who were traveling in a small plane belonging to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office died Tuesday when it crashed in the northern state of Zacatecas, authorities told Efe.

“Regrettably the occupants died,” a spokesman for the AG’s office confirmed to Efe, adding that at present the identities of the victims and the cause of the accident are not known.

The plane went down shortly before noon in the municipality of Morelos after taking off from the town of Calera en route to Mexico City.

Evidently, the plane lost altitude, ultimately hitting the ground and bursting into flame in the community known as Noria de los Gringos, Milenio Television reported.

The state attorney general of Zacatecas, Arturo Nahle, confirmed the six deaths via Twitter and said that the aircraft was the same one on which federal Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam traveled to the state last month. EFE

TUCSON Az ( La Fonda " That likes to steal Honda's " Wanted car Thief ) Do you Know her ?

Police seek help finding woman who steals Hondas
Tucson police are looking for a woman they describe as a serial car thief.
Friday the department released a photo taken by a traffic camera of the woman they suspect is responsible for "numerous auto thefts," Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release. The photo was taken on Jan. 26, about 20 minutes after the car was reported stolen.Tucson police seek help finding woman who steals Hondas
                          La Fonda  " That likes to steal Honda's " Do you know her ?

The thief targets 1990s model Honda passenger cars.
The woman is described as 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing between 95 and 115 pounds. She has blond or brown hair.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect should call 911 or 99-CRIME

SYRIA ( Israeli Jet flew over Chemical plant in Damascus- And Bombed it )

A ccording to unconfirmed reports by the Free Syrian Army and others, Israeli jets flew over Damascus on Saturday morning, circled Assad's palace, and then bombed a chemical plant .
If it really happened, the strike could be a both risky and prudent move for Israel.
One analyst recently advocated a "one-off" strike as the most measured response to Syrian chemical weapon use :
israeli fighter jet

"The most proportional response (to limited chemical weapons use) would be a strike on the units responsible, whether artillery or airfields," said Jeffrey White, a former senior official at the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency and a Middle East expert who is now a defense fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy told Reuters.
" It would demonstrate to Assad that there is a cost to using these weapons - the problem so far is that there's been no cost to the regime from their actions."
One-off strikes are among the most viable ways to intervene in Syria, with the U.S. and allies wary of getting too deeply involved. They may also serve as a way to rein in Assad without deposing him and risking the chaos that follows.
Israel also has defensive reasons for bombing Syria.
Amos Yadlin, a former chief of Israeli military intelligence who directs the Institute for National Security Studies, told Washington Post there are four types of weapons whose transfer to militant groups would not be tolerated: advanced air defense systems, ballistic missiles, sophisticated shore-to-sea missiles, and chemical weapons.
Israel has decided that stopping the spread of these weapons is worth conducting targeted strikes, and the risk of starting a war.
But there is a gamble with this aggressive strategy.
The last time Israel bombed Syria — in January when its planes supposedly bombed a weapons convoy and a military research center without even entering Syrian air space — Russia and various antagonistic Middle Eastern states immediately condemned the action . Syria delivered a letter to the United Nations declaring its right to self-defense. Iran promised there would be "grave consequences."
Another strike, this time supposedly in Syrian air space and attacking Syrian infrastructure, would represent a significant escalation.
It would also confirm that we have entered "a new and more volatile phase in the regional repercussions of Syria's civil war," as described by Washington Post's Joel Greenberg and Babak Dehghanpisheh after the January attack.
Finally, there's the question of whether the U.S. was involved at some level of the supposed Israeli air strike.
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told Fox News Sunday that while the U.S. and Israel "can't discuss details, we are working out ways we can address this threat" — indicating that the U.S. may have been involved if there really was an attack.

Monday, April 29, 2013

FLORIDA ( Two Pakistani men arrested for plotting bombing attacks on New York)

FLORIDA: Pakistani Muslims, Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and his brother, Raees Alam Qazi, were arrested for acquiring materials and plotting bombing attacks on NYC, similar to the ones in Boston.


Japan ( Woman dies after heavy -set police officer sits on her )

Woman dies after heavy-set police officer sits on her

Police reported this week that in Sakai City, Osaka, last November a woman in her 40s died from a case of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a condition that occurs when oxygen is cut off from the brain.
A possible cause of the HIE is suspected to have been the 100-kilogram police officer who had sat on the woman’s back like one would on a pony.
According to police, at about 7 a.m. on Nov 9, Sakai Ward police received a 110 (Japan’s emergency number) call from a family complaining of a “disorderly woman.”
The officer in question, who reportedly weighed 100 kgs with all of his equipment on, rushed to the scene with a group of fellow officers.
Sure enough, they found an out of control woman screaming and throwing things in front of her home. The officers attempted to subdue the woman for 20 minutes when finally they got her one the ground face down and held her arms and legs.
The large policeman assisted by sitting on the woman’s back. Soon after, she lost consciousness as a result of HIE. She was then taken to hospital where she died five days later.
Following the regular procedure, charges of “professional negligence resulting in the death of a suspect” were filed with prosecutors. An investigation is underway to determine whether the police used excessive force in this incident.
In defense of the accused police officer, there were no reports regarding his height or body fat percentage. We also don’t know if this woman was taking any medication or narcotics that could induce an HIE attack

Sunday, April 28, 2013

MEXICO ( Cartel violence - woman gets her head removed - 30 minute drive from Arizona) Sick

Execution Videos: Zetas Decapitate Woman- Aliados Executes CJNG Member
Sunday, April 28, 2013 |
Borderland Beat
I will not post the  video ( 30 minute drive from the Arizona Border ) Human Rights ?
The woman in the picture gets her head removed ( This is sick)

Two execution videos are making the rounds of narco blogs. In one sicarios from Los Aliados of Guadalajara claims to be cleaning up Jalisco and sends a message to anyone entertaining the thought of helping CJNG. The man is alive hanging upside down as his executioners begin decapitating him. Dismemberment completes the grisly act.

England ( Two guests were found dead in Hotel pool - Down Hall Country House Hotel )

12:29PM BST 28 Apr 2013

The bodies of the pair were discovered on Saturday evening at the four star Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire.
Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating the deaths, which are currently being treated as “unexplained”.
The two guests, from the London area, were found shortly before at 7.35pm in the unsupervised swimming pool.
A Police Community Support Officer outside the gates of Down Hall Country House Hotel (Martin Rose/Eastnews.co.uk)
Hotel staff and paramedics tried to revive them but in vain and both were declared dead at the scene.
Police and hotel management declined to say where any one else was believed to be in the pool at the time.
The hotel, in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford, describes itself as “one of England’s most established country house hotels”.
It is housed in a 781-year old Italianate mansion set in 110 acres of woods and parklands.
Double rooms cost around £149 a night
A spokesman for the hotel declined to comment on the incident and post mortem examinations in to the cause of the deaths will be held tomorrow.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Detectives are investigating the deaths of two guests at a hotel at Hatfield Heath.
"Officers were called to Down Hall Country House Hotel in Matching Road at about 7.35pm on Saturday April 27 following reports that a man and a woman had been found under water in the hotel's swimming pool.
"Hotel staff and ambulance crews tried in vain to revive the man and woman but both were later pronounced dead at the scene.
"Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating and are treating the deaths as unexplained at this stage.
"The man who was in his 30s and the woman, who was in her 20s, are believed to be from the London area.”

BRAZIL ( 5 Cops arrested for the Murder of a Journalist and photographer )

Five Brazilian Police Arrested in Journalists’ Deaths

BRASILIA – Five Brazilian police officers were arrested for their suspected role in the murders of journalist Rodrigo Neto de Faria and press photographer Walgney Carvalho, the daily Folha de Sao Paulo said Saturday.

The five officers are members of the Civil Police in the region known as Vale do Aço in the central part of Minas Gerais state, and are suspected of belonging to militia groups that operate in the area, the newspaper said.

Rodrigo Neto, who worked for the Vale do Aço newspaper, was slain by unknown persons on March 9 at the door of his home, and at the time was specifically working on an investigative report about the activities of those militias.

Carvalho, from the same newspaper, was shot dead on April 14 at a restaurant.

Minas Gerais Police Chief Cylton Brandao declined to make any comment on the police who have been arrested.

According to Brandao, the investigation into the case requires a strict “confidentiality,” though he said that everything points to the prompt capture of the suspects for both murders, which according to local media are closely related.

The press watchdog group Reporters Without Borders, known by the French initials RSF, has slammed the murders and demanded that Brazilian authorities investigate the possible involvement of police in these cases.

After Carvalho’s death, RSF released a communique in which it also noted that the photographer was the fourth journalism professional murdered in Brazil to date in 2013.

Mexico City ( 11 Dead 65 Injured in Mexico Prison Fight ) San Luis Potosi

11 Dead, 65 Injured in Mexico Prison Fight
The inmates used knives and other sharp objects, as well as rocks and pieces of concrete slabs, in the fight, Mexican authorities said

MEXICO CITY – At least 11 inmates died and 65 were injured early Saturday in a fight at a prison in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, authorities said.

The melee broke out at around 4:15 a.m. and involved two rival gangs inside the La Pila prison, the state Attorney General’s Office said.

The inmates used knives and other sharp objects, as well as rocks and pieces of concrete slabs, in the fight.

State authorities told reporters that the disturbance should not be characterized as a riot but rather a fight among inmates, adding that nine of the victims died inside the prison and the other two perished while receiving medical care.

The battle erupted after the inmates broke the padlocks on their cells, the state’s social rehabilitation director, Concepcion Tovar, said, adding that the two rival gangs had previously traded accusations about robberies and other perceived wrongs.

The prison guards were unable to control the melee and required the assistance of the police and the military, who managed to restore order about three hours after the fight began.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Japan ( 2 inmates hanged , bringing the number to 5 under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe )

2 inmates hanged, bringing number of executions to 5 under Abe

Japan said Friday it hanged two death-row inmates, in the first executions since a trio of convicted killers died in the gallows two months ago and drawing immediate protest from human rights groups.
Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki told reporters that Katsuji Hamasaki, 64, and Yoshihide Miyagi, 56, two members of a crime syndicate, were executed for the shooting of two rival gangsters at a restaurant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, in 2005.
The executions bring to five the number of death-row inmates hanged since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative government swept to power in landslide December elections.
Japan now has 134 inmates on its death row.
Amnesty International Japan, the Japanese branch of the global rights group, protested Friday.
“We strongly condemn the five executions conducted since the launch of the new government, which goes against calls by the international community and indicates the government’s intention to pave the way for mass executions,” it said in a statement.
Tokyo did not execute any condemned inmates in 2011, the first full year in nearly two decades without an execution amid muted debate on the rights and wrongs of a policy that enjoys wide public support.
But in March last year, Tokyo resumed its use of capital punishment with an unapologetic government minister signing death warrants for three multiple murderers.
Apart from the United States, Japan is the only major industrialised democracy to carry out capital punishment, a practice that has led to repeated protests from European governments and human rights groups.
International advocacy groups say the system is cruel because death row inmates can wait for their executions for many years in solitary confinement and are only told of their impending death a few hours ahead of time.

FBI News ( Top 10 Fugitive Arrested -Eric Toth - School teacher -production of child pornography)

FBI Top Ten Fugitive Captured in Nicaragua
Eric Justin Toth was wanted for alleged possession and production of child pornography

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Valerie Parlave announced on Tuesday the arrest of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Eric Justin Toth.

In coordination with Nicaraguan authorities, the FBI’s Panama City Legal Attaché Office and the Regional Security Office of the U.S. Embassy in Managua located Toth in Esteli, Nicaragua, where he was placed into custody on April 20, 2013. His arrest was the result of an exhaustive and well coordinated investigation by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the FBI legal attaché, and special agents of the Diplomatic Security Service assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Managua.

Toth, a former private school teacher and camp counselor, had been sought for his alleged production and possession of child pornography. The investigation into Toth began in June 2008 after pornographic images were found on a school camera that had been in his possession. On June 27, 2008, an arrest warrant was issued for Toth out of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for possession of child pornography and, on December 1, 2008, he was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for production of child pornography.

Toth had been a fugitive since his alleged criminal activity was discovered, and he was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on April 10, 2012.

A recent tip led law enforcement to Nicaragua, where Toth was living under an alias. Law enforcement was able to trace his recent movements and, through a recent purchase, locate him in Esteli, Nicaragua, where he was taken into custody.

Assistant Director in Charge Parlave praised the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP) Commissioner’s Office, the NNP Trafficking in Persons Unit, and the Nicaraguan Immigration Service for their crucial work in apprehending this fugitive. In addition, Assistant Director in Charge Parlave thanked the Washington Metropolitan Police Department; the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland; the U.S. Embassy Managua Regional Security Office; the Diplomatic Security Service Criminal Investigative Liaison Branch; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the U.S. Marshals Service’s National Sex Offender Targeting Center; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children-Sex Offender Targeting Team for their diligent work in the investigation.

The FBI has legal attaché offices and sub-offices in more than 70 key cities worldwide, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. Each office is established through mutual agreement with the host country and is situated in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in that nation.

The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list was established in March 1950. Since then, 469 fugitives have been apprehended or located, 155 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.

CUBA News ( Visa Request from Castro's daughter to the U.S turned Down ) LGBT Conference

U.S. Turns Down Visa Request from Cuban Leader’s Daughter

MIAMI – U.S. authorities have refused to issue a visa to Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter to attend a May 2-5 forum on LGBT in Philadelphia that will be particularly dedicated to the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Cuba.

The announcement was made by the Equality Forum, organizer of the conference, which said that Mariela Castro, director of Cuba’s Cenesex sex-education institute, did have a visa to travel to some meetings that will be held next month at U.N. headquarters in New York.

“Over the past 11 years, Equality Forum has invited leaders of the featured nation to attend. For those who needed a visa, all past visas have been approved,” the group’s executive director, Malcolm Lazin, said in a statement.

“It is shocking that our State Department would deny Ms. Castro travel to a civil rights summit – especially one held in the birthplace of our democracy that enshrines freedoms of speech and assembly,” Lazin said.

Several months ago Mariela Castro accepted the Equality Forum’s invitation to speak at next week’s event, as well as to receive a prize for her work in favor of the rights of LBGT people on the Communist-ruled island.

“Mariela Castro runs the leading Cuban LGBT organization that offers support and services to LGBT youth and seniors, provides HIV and STD education and prevention, and combats homophobia,” Lazin said. “These are shared values that deserve the right to be heard regardless of political systems.”

Last May, the State Department’s decision to allow Mariela Castro to travel to San Francisco for a conference of the Latin American Studies Association sparked criticism from some Cuban-American politicians. EFE

Iran News ( Women not veiled while driving - May have their car impounded ) Hmm

Iran: Cars of 'improperly veiled' women will be confiscated by regime police


NCRI - Women in Iran have been warned they will have their cars confiscated for three weeks for driving while 'improperly veiled'.
They also face having their vehicles impounded for 'unchaste behaviour' or 'noise pollution' whilst behind the wheel, Tehran's chief of traffic police said.
Hossein Rahimi said the clampdown was part of a 'moral security plan' and at 'controlling and monitoring vehicles and the youth'.
He told the state-run INSA news agency: "In line with the moral security plan, the vehicles of violators will be taken away for three weeks.
"Cases involving driving by individuals who are improperly veiled and commit unchaste behavior or noise pollution inside their vehicles are also included in this plan."
The latest draconian measures against women come after the regime's State Security Forces chief Ahmadi Moqqadam announced earlier this month that: "A new round of moral and social security plans by the police will begin next month.
"These plans are not associated with election issues but will be executed during the election days.
"Their approach will be social and cultural and we are working ensure people do not hate us, but pay attention to us. For this reason, social and cultural measures have been included in this year's plan."
The Iranian regime is re-imposing its 'public security plan' - first launched in April 2007 - to suppress any dissent against the regime.
All the measures are being seen as an attempt to crush any anti-regime protests during the forthcoming June presidential election.

Friday, April 26, 2013

SNYDER Texas ( Sad news - Update on my article - Hailey Dunn was missing and her body was found in Texas )

SNYDER, Texas (AP) — Remains found in a remote West Texas location last month are those of a 13-year-old middle school cheerleader missing since December 2010, authorities announced Friday.
Hailey Darlene Dunn's remains were found near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County on March 16, more than two years after her mother reported her missing.
The girl's disappearance and the cause of her death remain under investigation, Scurry County Sheriff Trey Wilson said at a news conference Friday. The Scurry County District Attorney's Office received written confirmation of the identity of the remains on Friday, he said.
Texas Rangers informed the girl's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, on Friday afternoon at her Austin home, said her attorney, John Young. Dunn will be driving to West Texas to arrange her daughter's funeral, he said.
FILE - This Dec. 25, 2010 file photo provided by Clint Dunn shows his 13-year-old daughter, Hailey Dunn, left, poses for a photo with her mother Billie Jean Dunn, center, and her mother's boyfriend Shawn Adkins on Christmas day in Colorado City, Texas. Authorities in West Texas on Friday, April 26, 2013, confirmed the remains found in a remote part of Scurry County in March are those of Hailey Dunn, who has been missing since December 2010. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Clint Dunn, File)
The body was found about 20 miles northwest of the girl's hometown of Colorado City. The girl had been the subject of months of intensive searches in and around Colorado City and surrounding fields and landfills after her mother reported her missing on Dec. 28, 2010. More than 100 billboards featuring her picture and information about the case were set up along interstates in Texas and other states.
The mother's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, has said he last saw Hailey a day before she was reported missing. He said the girl told him she was going to her father's home nearby and then on to spend the night at a friend's home. She did neither.
Authorities had named Adkins as a person of interest in the girl's disappearance, but he was never charged. At one point, authorities accused the girl's mother of lying about the whereabouts of Adkins, who was found at her home. Billie Dunn pleaded no contest in June 2011 to making a false report to law enforcement and received a suspended 90-day jail term with probation.
The mother and Adkins have denied involvement in Hailey's disappearance.
Hailey's paternal grandfather, Bill Dunn, died in 2011, six months after the girl went missing. His widow, Spicy Dunn of Ponca City, Okla., said her husband spent much of the last months of his life trying to learn what became of his granddaughter.
"He was very, very hurt, and was on the computer all the time looking and trying to find anything that had to do with Hailey," she said Friday. "Anything."
She said family members made a point not to change their phone numbers so that law enforcement officials could reach them in case of any developments, even years later.
"It is a relief to know that she's at peace," Spicy Dunn said. "She doesn't have any more suffering."
She later added, "I hope the family comes to a closure. I know it's very hard."

New Delhi ( 6- year-old girl found allegedly raped- with her neck cut ) Public toilet

6-year-old girl allegedly raped, left with slit throat near a public toilet in Delhi

New Delhi: A six-year-old girl was found with her throat slit near a public toilet in the Badarpur area of south Delhi on Friday evening, according to reports. The police say they are awaiting a medical report to confirm if the child was raped.

The girl is currently in critical condition and underwent a three-hour long operation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' (AIIMS).

The police have detained 22 people for questioning and have arrested the contractor of the public toilet where the girl was found.

Morocco ( When you should leave " Dogs alone " ) See video

Morocco crowd in the street "Man trying to walk his dogs" ?

Can everyone say “Attack Dogs?”

Venezuela ( Arrests - U.S Agent training students to carry out acts of violence ) What ?

Venezuela Arrests U.S. “Agent”
Venezuelan authorities identified the U.S. citizen as Timothy Hallett Tracy and said that “all his behavior complies with training and instruction as an intelligence agent” but our investigation reveals he is just a documentary film-maker and actor...

CARACAS – Venezuela announced on Thursday the capture of a U.S. citizen who stands accused of being an intelligence agent linked with training Venezuelan students to carry out acts of violence.

“Parties of the extreme right want a civil war,” Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said.

He identified the U.S. citizen as Timothy Hallett Tracy and said that “all his behavior complies with training and instruction as an intelligence agent.”

The minister said that, in addition, authorities seized more than 500 videos in a raid carried out on Wednesday in Caracas as part of an investigation initiated last October.

Those videos show evidence, he said, of a destabilization plan focused on the April 14 special election to choose a successor to leftist President Hugo Chavez, who died March 5 after a long battle with cancer.

“All (the evidence) collected shows that the day of the elections was going to arrive perfectly normally but once the results (were) issued by the CNE (Venezuela’s electoral commission) there was going to be non-recognition (of them) by the candidate of the right,” Rodriguez Torres said.

Henrique Capriles, who lost to Chavez last October, said he would not recognize the narrow victory of ruling-party candidate Nicolas Maduro until the CNE carried out a full audit of the results.

Post-election violence led to the deaths of nine people, most of them Maduro supporters.

While the CNE acceded to Capriles’ demand for a 100-percent vote audit, Maduro’s inauguration went forward last Friday as scheduled and no audit has been carried out.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mexico City ( Photojournalist killed and dismembered - One month after hire date )

Photojournalist’s Mutilated Body Found in Northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY – The mutilated body of Daniel Alejandro Martinez, a photographer for Mexico’s La Vanguardia newspaper, was found along with that of another young man in the northern city of Saltillo, the daily reported Thursday.

The dismembered bodies of the 22-year-old Martinez and 23-year-old Julian Alejandro Zamora Gracia were found Wednesday in Los Arcos, a neighborhood in the southern section of Saltillo, the Coahuila state Attorney General’s Office said.

The victims’ identification was missing when the bodies were discovered in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, the AG’s office said.

Martinez worked for the society pages of La Vanguardia and had been hired just a month ago, last reporting on Tuesday to get his assignments, the newspaper said.

The photojournalist failed to show up on Tuesday afternoon to cover a story he had been assigned, prompting “company personnel to try, unsuccessfully, to locate him with the assistance of relatives and friends,” La Vanguardia said in a front-page story.

The AG’s office identified the two young men “as members of an organized group” because it “irresponsibly” interpreted some messages left by the presumed killers with the bodies, La Vanguardia said.

An International Press Institute, or IPI, and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, or WAN-IFRA, delegation visited Mexico in February and called for more protection for journalists.

Both the IPI and Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, ranked Mexico as the fourth most dangerous country in the world for journalists in 2012, trailing only Syria, Somalia and Pakistan.

More than 80 journalists have been murdered and 18 others have been reported missing since 2005 in Mexico, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said in a report released in December.

Some 658 complaints were received from members of the news media from Jan. 1, 2005, to Nov. 30, 2012, the rights body said.

The war on drugs launched by former President Felipe Calderon, who was in office from 2006 to 2012, left about 70,000 people dead, or an average of 32 per day, in Mexico, officials say. EFE

Texas ( Death Row inmate Richard Cobb Executed - Cobb was given lethal injection )

(Reuters) - Texas on Thursday executed a convicted murderer who, along with an accomplice, had robbed a convenience store in 2002, kidnapping two women who worked there and a male customer who was later shot dead.
Richard Cobb, 29, was given a lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:27 p.m. CDT (7:27 p.m. EDT) at a state prison in Huntsville, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a statement.
In his final statement, Cobb said: "Life is too short to harbor feelings of hatred and anger. That's it."
Cobb and his accomplice, Beunka Adams, who was executed in 2012, entered BDJ's convenience store in Rusk, Texas, armed with a shotgun and wearing masks, and demanded money, according to the state attorney general's office.
They took store clerks Candace Driver and Nikki Ansley Dement hostage along with customer Kenneth Vandever and forced them into Driver's Cadillac, the account said.
Adams drove to an open pasture and forced Driver and Vandever into the trunk while Cobb held the gun. Adams then took Dement to a wooded area and raped her. Later, according to the account, Cobb fatally shot Vandever and either Cobb or Adams shot the two women, both of whom survived.
Cobb was the fourth person executed in Texas this year and the ninth in the United States, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
(Reporting By Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Dubai ( Off Duty U.S Navy female fights off rapist- Bus driver arrested )

UK Daily Mail (h/t Hill) An off-duty US Navy female sailor, 28, wrestled a Muslim bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he attempted to rape her at knife point, a court heard yesterday. Prosecutors said that she knocked the knife from his hand, broke it in two, bit him in the hand, forced him to the ground and locked him between her thighs.

The woman, 28, was on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai and was attacked as she returned to the port where she was based after a day shopping. She had been attempting to hail a taxi after visiting shopping centre, Mall of the Emirates and a supermarket when a bus pulled up next to her.


After climbing aboard she became suspicious of the drivers route. She said: ‘I noticed he did not take the main road and when I asked him he told me not to worry.’ He then drove for a further 10 minutes before stopping in an area where other buses were parked and attempting to kiss her. When she refused him he pulled the knife and threatened to rape her but she was able to subdue him.

Following the attack, which occurred on January 19 of this year, she left the bus and reported it to her commander at Port Khalid.

The driver, named as K S, from Pakistan, was arrested the next day at his home and the attending police officer said that he was intoxicated at the time.b He has been charged with attempted rape, threatening to kill, assault and consuming alcohol illegally. Having confessed to the alcohol charge, the driver claims to have been too drunk to remember what happened.

SEATTLE ( Wanted - Woman acting like nurse stealing meds from rooms )

By Elaine Porterfield
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police call it one of the boldest attempted drug thefts they have seen: A woman impersonating a nurse, apparently addicted to painkillers, crept through the hospital rooms of patients and tried to steal medication from their IV machines.
"It's pretty unusual, pretty brazen," Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said on Wednesday. "It really shows how desperate this woman is and how powerful addiction can be."
Police are looking for the woman who, dressed in a shirt that resembled scrubs and wearing clogs on her feet, entered a man's room at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle on April 13 and began fiddling with his pain medication IV machine.A woman impersonating a nurse whom police say entered Swedish Medical Center and attempted to steal pain medicine from the IV lines of two patients is seen in a still image taken from surveillance video taken in Seattle, Washington April 17, 2013. Police say the woman, who they believe is addicted to painkillers, appeared confident both in talking to hospital staff and in walking into patient rooms.   REUTERS/Seattle Police Department/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

The patient did not recognize the woman and when he asked what she was doing, she promptly left, police said.
When the man's real nurse came into the room, she noticed his IV line had been cut and pain medication was dripping on the floor. The machine had pry marks, where the intruder apparently had tried to access pain medication, police said.
Shortly afterward, the same woman was spotted on another floor of the hospital peering into patient rooms, Witt said. She told a staff member she was there to check the IV machines.
The woman went into a room and again tinkered with a patient's IV machine, police said. As she left, a relative of the occupant noticed blood dripping on the floor and saw that lines to the patient's IV machine had been cut.
Witt said neither patient suffered any injuries, and the only thing stolen was about 2 feet of tubing from the patient-controlled medication machines and possibly some pain medication from the tubes.
Police said the woman appeared confident both in talking to hospital staff and in walking into patients' rooms. They released images of the woman on Wednesday and asked for the public's help in identifying her

TUCSON Az ( Pilot convicted of sexual assault- Moved to Tucson Air force base ) Where victim's family lives-protest

TUCSON - There's a push to stop the relocation of a fighter pilot to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The officer was convicted in 2012 of sexual assault but an Air Force General later overturned the verdict claiming the evidence did not qualify as "beyond a reasonable doubt."
The victim is a longtime Tucsonan who still has family here.
On Thursday, a protest outside DM is scheduled.
Lt. Col. James Wilkerson speaks as the then 20th Fighter Wing chief of ...
Kim Hanks' family is upset both because her attacker's conviction was overturned and that he's been re-assigned to Tucson and Davis Monthan.
Lt. Col. James Wilkerson began his new post this week, as the Chief of Flight Safety on base.
Hanks' family says the air force failed to notify them where Wilkerson was being transferred until after the decision had been made.
Thursday at 4:30 the Hanks family and sexual assault survivor groups will gather outside DM in protest.
They'll also be collecting signatures.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

FOX News Ann Coulter ( Trash talks immigrants "push cart people" and the FBI ) OMG

Ann Coulter: “Boston Muslim Bomber’s wife should be jailed for wearing a 


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Bangladesh ( 8 story building collapsed killing more than 70 workers )

"It's a total disaster," said Charles Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, who has a team on the ground in Dhaka interviewing survivors.
Kernaghan he has been told that some 2,500 workers who work at the four factories in the building refused to enter the building on Monday when they saw large cracks forming along the structure's exterior.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, factory owners allegedly told workers they would not be paid if they did not return to the factories and begin working, according to Kernaghan. The building collapsed about an hour later.
The death toll is still unclear. Kernaghan said he is aware that about 600 workers escaped the rubble unharmed.
The building collapse comes on the heels of a string of deadly factory fires in Bangladesh, including one that killed 112 garment workers five months ago. In December 2010, more than two dozen workers died in a Bangladesh factory that was making clothes for a range of U.S. brands, including Tommy Hilfiger.
In an ABC News investigative report on the fire that aired on World News and Nightline, Hilfiger and the CEO of parent company PVH, Emanuel Chirico, pledged to lead an effort to improve factory working conditions in Bangladesh.
Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, said his organization is now using shipping records and documents found at the scene to start identifying the Western retail brands that were customers of Ether Tex, the largest factory located in the building that collapsed on Tuesday.
"The death toll in today's factory building collapse in Bangladesh stands near 100, the latest in the endless parade of senseless deaths in garment factories producing for Western brands and retailers," Nova said.
More Than 70 Dead and Toll Could Rise At Bangladesh Garment Factory (ABC News)

Nova said he has reviewed production documents, which he provided to ABC News, that appear to show the retailer Benetton sourced clothing at the factory. The retailer has disputed this in a statement sent to ABC News.
"While we are working to verify the authenticity of the document you sent us, I am to confirm that these factories are not currently suppliers of Benetton Group or of any of his brands," the statement said.
Luca Biondolillo, head of Benetton Group Media and Communication Department, told ABC News he was "absolutely certain that none of these companies are currently suppliers of ours."
He said he has search through records of the last 10 years and so far they indicate no work with the factories since at least 2009.
Nova also said the Ether Tex web site listed Wal-Mart as a customer, though the web site was down Wednesday and that could not be confirmed.
Wal-Mart told ABC News it is still unsure if clothing made for its stores were made in the Bangladesh factory.
"We are sorry to learn of this tragic event," said Kevin Gardner, a Wal-Mart spokesman. "We are investigating across our global supply chain to see if a factory in this building was currently producing for Wal-Mart. We remain committed and are actively engaged in promoting stronger safety measures and that work continues."

Iran News ( Three Drug Dealers hanged in the city of Bam )

Iran: Three hanged in Bam in regime's spiralling execution tally


NCRI - Three prisoners convicted of drug trafficking have been hanged at a prison in city of Bam,

reports from Iran have revealed.
Another 11 men have been transferred to another location in Qezelhesar Prison, in Karaj, for imminent execution and they have been deprived of all visits before the death sentences are carried out.
They are among thousands of prisoners on death row in Iran, where 30 inmates were hanged in the past two weeks alone, including six in public in Shiraz on April 16.
The soaring execution rate comes as panicking rulers try to suppress mounting public anger at poverty, unemployment and food shortages ahead of the June presidential election.