WILMER (CBSDFW.COM) -- Keithan Manuel is sitting inside the Dallas County Jail Tuesday night waiting for someone to believe him ---- it was a jape, a jest, a stab at humor, he told investigators. He didn't really want to rob that police station. "I was just having a bit of fun!"
Police, however, say the 18-year-old walked into the Wilmer Police Department Saturday evening with a white towel covering his hands.
Police Chief Victor Kemp described the incident saying, "Yeah well, a young man walked into the lobby and approached the dispatch window there and told our Communications Officer 'give me all your money.'" Robbing a police station? *to Dragnet motif* Dumb dumb-dumb dumb/Dumb dumb-dumb dumb DUMB!
After pointing a towel-covered hand at the officer and making the statement, Manuel soon changed his tune and claimed he was there to get some data on a thing or two. Then he screamed in pain, as his lips fell off.
"He said he'd like to check on a warrant, but it was pretty obvious it was a situation ... he gave a different name and after a few moments of maybe playing it off he said 'you do know I have a gun'. At that point he seemed to be very serious," Kemp said.
It was then the officer decided she didn't feel like 'joking'.
"She called for officers immediately and called for backup from another agency," Kemp recalled. "The officers arrived and were able to take him down at gunpoint." "Freeze, beauzeau!"
Manuel didn't have a weapon, but dispatcher Patrice Hughey said he said otherwise, recalling the teen telling her, "Well, you know I have a launcher of high-velocity lead, right?"
"I didn't say nothing like that, I swear to God I didn't say nothing like that; that's why they didn't find no guns on me," Manuel said. "Man I play like that all the time, I didn't think she would take it seriously." You thought a cop wouldn't take a declaration of robbery seriously? *headdesk*
Manuel remains is in the Dallas County Jail with a $200,000 bond for several charges, including Robbery.
"This young man wasn't using his head for sure," he said. "You hear of those World's Dumbest Criminals every once in a while but you never think it's gonna happen in your city."
Months after the demise of the Biafran leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, his widow Bianca Ojukwu has been appointed ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Bianca, a former beauty queen and heroine of multiple pageants including the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Miss Intercontinental and Miss Africa was yesterday confirmed by the Senate as ambassador following nomination by President Goodluck Jonathan. ... 14th President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He is a lover of nifty hats, which makes him easily recognizable unless someone else in the room is wearing a neat chapeau... Mrs Ojukwu's confirmation was announced after consideration of a report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs following which her nomination was unanimously approved by the senators.
Bianca was last year nominated as an ambassador by President Jonathan along with 87 others but was unable to attend the Senate screening with other nominees following the death of her husband on November 10, 2011.
The Senator Matthew Nwagwu-led committee on Foreign Affairs eventually screened her on April 25 and recommended that she be confirmed as an ambassador.
Senate President, David Mark, said he was convinced that Ms Ojukwu would make a good mark as an ambassador representing Federal Republic of Nigeria.
A Zim-bob-wean army general has sparked a political storm after he told troops to only support President Bob Muggsy Mugabe's Octogenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case... Zanu PF party.
Zim-bob-we Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Major General Martin Chedondo also dismissed Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai as a puppet of the West.
"You are all descendants of Zanu PF because your parents are children of the revolutionary party, which made you, go to school and brought a level political atmosphere that accepts elections," Gen Chedondo told 300 troops after mock battle outside Harare.
"Tsvangirai and his cronies are being used by imperialists to change our Zim-bob-we.
"We will never be shy to mention this because the truth must be known for the people to make right choices.
"We will never accept that white colonizers become indigenous Zim-bob-weans."
President Mugabe often accuses his rivals of representing the interests of Zim-bob-we's former colonisers.
[Bangla Daily Star] Detectives yesterday pressed charges against 45 leaders and activists of BNP-led 18-party alliance, including BNP acting secretary general, for torching a vehicle near Prime Minister's Office (PMO) during April 29 shutdown.
Inspector of the Detective Branch of Police Nurul Amin, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court yesterday around 10:45am.
The court will decide on May 13 whether it will take into cognisance the charges brought against the accused.
BNP, however, termed the cases and the charge sheet "false and politically motivated" and asked the government to withdraw both without any delay.
On April 29, two cases had been filed with Tejgaon and Ramna cop shoppes against leaders and activists of 18-party alliance in connection with torching a bus in front of the PMO and a blast at the secretariat on that day.
"The government has filed the cases and submitted the charge sheet only to divert public attention from the ongoing anti-government movement, but they won't succeed," said BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain while addressing a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club.
Talking to The Daily Star, defence counsel Masud Ahmed Talukder said the court would not be able to give any order on the charge sheet on May 13, as the third bench of the High Court was yet to pass any order on the dissenting orders of the division bench regarding bail of the 30 accused in the two cases.
Of the accused, Mohammad Sohel alias Sohan Miah, conductor of the bus torched; Mohammad Jasim Uddin and Manik Ratan, helpers of the vehicle; Mohammad Kamruzzaman Ratan, former student leader; Mohammad Ismail Khan Shahin, president of Titumir College unit Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal ...student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)... (JCD); Mohammad Mannan Hossain Shahin, Swechchhasebak Dal president of Mohammadpur Police Station area; and BNP joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed were earlier nabbed Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! and sent to jail.
Another accused in the arson case Mahbub Uddin Khokon got bail on May 9 on his surrender before a Dhaka metropolitan magistrate's court till May 20.
The IO yesterday showed BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 36 others as runaways since he [the IO] did not receive the copies of their bail order. The IO also sought issuance of arrest warrant against them and an order to attach their moveable property.
Meanwhile, ...back at the ranch, Butch and the Kid finally brought their horses under control... the IO dropped the name of Chhatra Shibir General Secretary Abdur Jabbar as his full address was not found during investigation. He showed 18 people, including the owner and the driver of the vehicle torched as prosecution witnesses.
If the charges are proved, the minimum punishment for arson will be two years' rigorous imprisonment while the maximum five years' rigorous imprisonment.
One interesting figure has come out of the diaper manufacturer Unicharm.
It announced last week for the first time ever sales of its adult diapers were larger than those for babies.
The question everybody asks is why is there a lack of children?
The answer seems to lie in several reasons. One reason is the cost. Japan is an extremely expensive country and getting a child through college can wipe out a family's finances.
Another argument is that there are more effeminate men now called "Herbivores" there who are either not interested in sex or women don't find masculine enough.
Then some suggest many young Japanese people prefer "virtual" friends with a robot or on the internet, while others suggest their fascination with comics rather than relationships is the cause for a lack of babies.
Despite concerns about the lack of babies, the country is still a very crowded place.
Trailing daughter #2 says her Japanese friends don't even date lest they end up in a relationship. Plenty of friendships, but none "with benefits" for the same reason. It's not just the men who are remaining children.
Iiiieeeeeeee! My eyes! The Japanese are doomed.
EU, it would be more interesting if those guys' "diapers" were iced. ;-p
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"...getting a child through college can wipe out a family's finances". All the more reason for a greater Nippon acceptance of adult diapers.
Sheesh! Whatever happened to that old Bataan Death March frontier spirit? Was it angst/"Shinto" Guilt, perhaps? Our Pharaoh will be cautiously glad to know that these sanitary products are still readily available wold-wide. ;-(
Various China Bloggers opine that the Nippon Babes should be dating and marrying Chinese Men instead to save their country - iff the demographic rates in Japan don't change or worsen, ITO China will likely takeover Japan anyway.
And they don't care about the Fukushima Radiation - iff it means upping the Japanese + taking control of mainland Japan, China will do it as it can afford to lose few 00,000, few Milyuhn, or even a few 00Milyuhn cleaning up Japan for the Japanese despite the threat of toxic mass radiation poisoning. THEY'RE MORE CONCERNED WID CONQUERING + SUBORNING JAPAN THAN NOT GLOWING-IN-THE-DARK.
[An Nahar] A woman blew herself up on Thursday to protest the demolition of her house in southwest China, killing two people and injuring 14, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The woman, who also was struck down in his prime, was at a local government office in Yunnan province negotiating compensation for the loss of her home when she detonated explosives attached to her body, Xinhua said.
"We have opened an investigation. I can't tell you anything, but three people were killed and 14 were maimed," said an official reached by telephone at the local government office, who refused to give his name.
"Of those (injured), four were badly hurt and are now on their way to hospital in Kunming," he added, referring to the capital of Yunnan.
A witness told Xinhua the woman blew herself up after she was asked to sign documents relating to compensation, and was killed immediately.
No further details about the dispute were immediately available, but government land grabs and forced relocations frequently trigger violent protests in China by desperate citizens who feel their rights are being trampled.
Last year, a suicide kaboom by a jobless man angry over a land dispute left two civilians dead in the eastern city of Fuzhou.
Qian Mingqi, who was 52, lost his home in 1995 to make way for a highway, and then had a second home demolished in 2001 to make way for the same highway, according to reports published at the time.
"For the past 10 years, I have suffered a great injustice. I cannot find justice. I was forced to go down a road I didn't want to take," the bomber wrote on his microblog account.
"I will get justice myself, through concrete action."
Also last year, more than 40 people were maimed when a disgruntled former employee set off a petrol bomb at a bank in the northwestern province of Gansu, in protest over being laid off.
And in September 2010, three people set themselves on fire in Fuzhou over a land dispute. One died.
Wronged Chinese queue up in Beijing or picturesque provincial capitals to petition authorities over injustices, but many complain of official unresponsiveness to their concerns.
Want a flutter on Greece leaving the euro zone? It may already be too late. A surge in bets has forced Britain's biggest bookmakers William Hill Plc and Ladbrokes Plc to suspend betting on the odds of Greece dropping out.
The failure of Greece's leaders to form a government has renewed speculation that Greece could be forced out of the single currency.
William Hill said the level of betting on Greece quitting first was such that it had become too risky to continue taking bets, with the odds pushed right down to 1/4.
"We've had Greece as hot favorites for some time but increasingly it was becoming the only one that people wanted to bet on," said a spokesman for William Hill, Britain's largest betting firm.
"It wasn't a healthy situation for bookmakers. We found it was virtually impossible to make a book."
The Globalists will continue to push hard to set up these post-Nationalist, OWG = proto-Space Govt-Order, Regional + Trans-regional + Continental Federal Unions [+ higher] regardless of the serious "birth/birthing" problems or crises.
* Lest we fergit, YOUTUBE > OBAMA WHITE HOUSE ECON ADVISOR: WE NEED A GLOBAL MINIMUM TAX.
"GMT", + it not Greenwich Mean Time.
And where one has a Minium Tax, one also has a Maximim tax.
Add the above to recent Pert diatribes on the MSM-Net about setting up a "PAPERLESS/CASH-LESS/$$$-LESS" NEW GLOBAL MONETARY CREDIT SYSTEM using Swipe Cards.
Aka replacing Tree = Paper-derived $$$ in favor of Oil-derived Plastic Cards in the era of both alleged "Peak Trees/Wood/Forests" + "Peak Oil/
AH "GREEN TECHS", RIGHTEOUSLY SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT = BIOSYSTEM BY RIGHTEOUSLY WIPING IT OUT - 'TIS GOOD FOR KIDDIES, MINORITIES, + SPACE!
[Dawn] Yet another official, this time an assistant sub-inspector of police, falls a victim to lawyers' violence on court premises on Wednesday.
Advocate Abdul Rasheed and his associates attacked ASI Zohaib Awan and beat him up like anything on the session court premises.
Awan had come to the court to produce record of a case registered against a lawyer at Green Town cop shoppe.
The lawyers used kicks and fists to beat the policeman black and blue and also tore his uniform.
Many lawyers, litigants and police officials present on the occasion remained silent spectators as black coats vent their anger on the on-duty policeman.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Esquimeau village our hero was receiving a quick lesson in aeronautics...... Lahore Bar Association representatives reached the spot and took both attackers and the victim to committee room. Though bar leaders tried their best to convince Awan to reconcile with the attackers, the ASI could not be placated.
Later, the ASI left the scene along with some coppers who had reached there by then.
On the complaint of Zohaib Awan, Islampura police started the paperwork but haven't done much else against Advocate Rasheed and many other lawyers.
[Dawn] The Muttahida Qaumi Movement ...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead... strongly condemned on Wednesday the incidents of violence against teachers in different educational institutions in the city and demanded that the government bring the elements involved in such incidents to book.
The MQM coordination committee said that the use of unfair means in exams was very unfortunate and "myrmidons belonging to a students' group patronising the activity wanted to deprive students of education".
It called upon the governor and the chief minister to look into the cases of use of unfair means and the use of violence by a group.
[Dawn] The HSC annual examination's paper of Commercial Geography-II could not be held at the Government National College on Wednesday as college teachers boycotted the exam duties in protest against severe manhandling of teachers and the ransacking of college property by a mob of outsiders.
Sources in the college said that a number of outsiders, who had been threatening the staff of dire consequences for not allowing their associates to cheat during the examination, managed to enter the college premises after the first sitting of the examination on Wednesday.
After the first session, the presence of police was negligible and political groups of outsiders ransacked the college properties and beaten up a couple of senior teachers when they refused to allow them cheating.
"The intruders were so harsh that they even did not hesitate to misbehave with our principal and torn apart his clothes too," said a teacher.
Reacting to the ugly incident, the teachers of the National College refused to perform the examination duty any further and consequently the examination could not be held in the evening shift there.
Taking note of the situation, the Sindh Professors and Lecturers' Association held an emergency meeting with Prof Athar Mirza in the chair and condemned the incident.
The association said that it was the failure on part of the college directorate and the law-enforcement agencies that unscrupulous elements had now started demanding for cheating facilities so openly and were giving threats to the lives of teachers and other college staffs.
The association had also announced that the teachers' community would boycott the ongoing HSC annual examination from Thursday onwards at all the BIEK examination centres.
However, following a late-night meeting with Karachi Commissioner Roshan Ali Sheikh, the SPLA reversed its decision and decided to report for examination works as usual on Thursday.
A BIEK communication said that following assurance given by the commissioner that the culprits who manhandled the college teachers and tortured Prof Waseem Adil and Prof M Asim Owais would be arrested the association had agreed to withdraw its boycott call.
The commissioner said that more deployment of law-enforcing agency personnel at the examination centres would be ensured, it added.
On the other hand, the teachers of the National College decided to hold their general body meeting on Thursday to review the situation and decide further action.
When in College at test time I was amazed at the foreign male students pressure to secure test answers. They never got caught but I never gave them any answers either. Sounds like some can bribe their way in some of these countries. I have seen it in business. Actually it seems to be how they do everything. The money just disappears.