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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Illegal Alien Accused of Raping, Impregnating 11-Year-Old Girl
[BREITBART] An illegal alien has been placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
and charged with statutory rape after he allegedly impregnated an 11-year-old girl in Phoenix, Arizona.

Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez, a 20-year-old illegal alien living in the United States, was arrested this week after an 11-year-old girl’s pregnancy was confirmed at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, according to ABC 15 Arizona.

According to the 11-year-old, Cobo-Perez got her pregnant when she skipped class to have sex with him in his car. The alleged statutory rape came after the girl’s mother had warned the illegal alien to stay away from her daughter because she says she found a hickey on the girl’s neck.

The girl’s mother told police she did not know her daughter could be pregnant with Cobo-Perez’s baby until she heard the illegal alien bragging about having sex with her daughter. The woman said she reported the alleged sexual misconduct multiple times to police but no arrests were ever made.

Now, the illegal alien is being held on a $150,000 bond for statutory rape. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has a detainer on the Cobo-Perez so that should he be released from prison, he will be turned over to federal agents for deportation.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope Arizona allows abortions for such cases.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 4:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Dron66046, interesting you should go there first. In my opinion an early DNC procedure would be in order. In both directions. Capital punishment in Arizona

But isn't odd how the left protests killing such vile criminals but hold the human sacrifice of babies as "women's right". How f-ed up is that.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 6:39 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't want to see another bastard spawn of a paedophile mexican further endangering American children.

I believe there should be no 'right to abortion'. There should be a process that by default assists a rape victim, allowing her to choose to carry the baby to term, or to let the govt. terminate it.

I don't believe in the sanctity of all life.

I'm anti-abortion because it's counterproductive to American interests to let the dyke horde legislate something that will severely destabilize white society further. As you will notice black people do not abort either, it's not because they're raising star specimens or for the love of Jesus. It's long term strategy to increase numbers.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 14:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Dron66046, African-Americans abort their babies at a higher rate than the white population, at least as of 2016 according to the CDC:

According to the CDC report, the rate of abortion among African-American women is far higher than among white American women. While black women make up only six percent of the U.S. population, they account for 35 percent of abortions reported.


That doesn't include unreported and underreported abortions. The CDC report includes only abortion disclosures from 29 states. Meanwhile, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming either "did not report, did not report by race/ethnicity, or did not meet reporting standards."

White people comprise 77 percent of the population, and white mothers account for 37 percent of abortions. Hispanics make up 17.6 percent of the population and account for 19 percent of abortions.

Pro-life advocates have long argued that the abortion industry specifically targets minorities, highlighting the movement's racist roots.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 21:37 Comments || Top||


Victim sits front row during serial killer Bobby Joe Long’s execution
[NYPOST] A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was executed Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and helped in his capture.
Just say no to recidivism.
The killer terrified the Tampa Bay area for eight months in 1984 as women began showing up dead, their bodies often left in gruesome positions. Most of the victims were strangled. Some had their throats slit. Others were bludgeoned.
Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said.

The killer terrified the Tampa Bay area for eight months in 1984 as women began showing up dead, their bodies often left in gruesome positions. Most of the victims were strangled. Some had their throats slit. Others were bludgeoned.
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Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Drenched in the blood of innocent people who didn't deserve to die. At least the perpetrator met justice, unlike the neocons who do the same thing but several orders of magnitude larger.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/25/2019 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Justice delayed far too long.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2019 3:47 Comments || Top||

#3  They'd make a movie on it if she was only black and was kidnapped by a fat, white serial killer.

Jordan Peele himself would jump at it.

Until then, the docu Twisted will have to do.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 4:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey, I know! Just call them collateral damage, and that makes it OK under your twisted value system!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/25/2019 5:07 Comments || Top||

#5  that makes it OK under your twisted value system!

Herb you just accurately described Islam. Thanks.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 6:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Of course, Herb the idiot has to make this heart-warming story about "Neocons". Fuck you loser
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#7  At least the perpetrator met justice, unlike the neocons who do the same thing but several orders of magnitude larger.

I actually laughed when I read that. Someone needs to take a couple deep breaths, maybe go for a walk.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/25/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#8  I noticed something missing from the news accounts I read about this event. Usually, the ink stained wretch (disclosure: I'm a recovering ink stained wretch myself) makes sure to interview some anti death penalty protesters outside the fence. Didn't see any of that in this case.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

#9  I noticed something missing from the news accounts I read about this event. Usually, the ink stained wretch (disclosure: I'm a recovering ink stained wretch myself) makes sure to interview some anti death penalty protesters outside the fence. Didn't see any of that in this case.

He was a non-black guy. The sob stories get published only if the executions are of black guys. Hispanics don't get a lot of sympathy unless they're illegal aliens.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 05/25/2019 20:36 Comments || Top||

#10  A damn shame. He was turning his life around. Now he'll be confused
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2019 22:08 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Trump .45 ACP Ammo (Made in the USA)
[Republican Legion] Every single 2020 Democrat candidate wants to strip Americans of their right to the Second Amendment. Some have said it openly, while others try to be a little deceiving.

Liberals don’t understand the point of gun ownership, despite seeing what’s going on in places like Venezuela and North Korea where tyrannical dictators run the show. Freedom isn’t free and never more than one generation from extinction.
Oh, they understand, they just oppose. Private gun ownership prevents oppression by their diktat
If you want to ensure your 2A rights remain intact, you’re gonna need some ammunition. Time to stock up with TRUMP .45 ACP Ammo.

230g Hollow Point provides nice expansion at the point of contact. A great round with terrific stopping power.

Brass: New or Reconditioned
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A great round with terrific stopping power.
Pretty terrific stopping power even without the hollow point.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/25/2019 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  On the contrary - Democrats know full well the point of gun ownership.

That is why they want to ban them!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/25/2019 0:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Ammoman
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 4:01 Comments || Top||

#4  1911, still my favorite. Stable in the hand, great stopping power, hard hitting and you can actually see the round leaving the barrel. Get in its way and the "end user" will definitely know they have been hit.

Reminds me our Donald. And that's "a good thing".
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 6:25 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Russia to send military specialists to Congo Republic: Kremlin
Rooters reported earlier that Russian troops and contractors were on assignments in Egypt, Libya and Sudan, though only in the case of Sudan did Russian officials acknowledge the Russian presence.
[AlAhram] Russia is sending military specialists to Congo Republic to service Russian-made military hardware and equipment there, Kremlin front man Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Congo borders Central African Republic (CAR), where Moscow has a U.N.-approved mission, and will become one of the few African countries with an officially confirmed presence of Russian military personnel on the ground.

In recent years Moscow has pushed for influence on the continent - where China has a major economic presence - by signing military cooperation deals with around 20 African countries.

Peskov, in a conference call with news hounds, disregarded questions on how many military specialists Russia will send to Congo Republic and whether they are regular soldiers or private contractors working for the Russian government.

He said they are expected to service military hardware and munitions that had been supplied earlier.

"Much of this hardware can be still used if there is proper maintenance and these people, who are sent there, will service the munitions," Peskov said.

The military deal was signed on Thursday after talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
and his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso in the Kremlin.

Russia has donated hundreds of weapons and sent more than 200 trainers to Central African Republic earlier this year to bolster the government’s fight against militia groups after receiving an exemption from a United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
arms embargo.

Rooters reported earlier that Russian troops and contractors were on assignments in Egypt, Libya and Sudan, though only in the case of Sudan did Russian officials acknowledge the Russian presence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wonder if they've had their ebola shots....
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/25/2019 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Title sounds like future tense.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||


Britain
New UK Conservative leader expected in place before Parliament break
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The result of the contest to find a new leader of the Conservative Party to replace Theresa May as British prime minister is expected to be announced before Parliament breaks for its summer holiday, the party said on Friday, according to Rooters.

May earlier announced she would step down as Conservative leader on June 7 to trigger a contest to replace her, and party bosses said nominations would close in the week beginning June 10, according to Rooters.

"Successive rounds of voting will take place until a final choice of candidates to put to a vote of all party members is determined," senior Conservative figures said in a statement.

"We expect that process to be concluded by the end of June, allowing for a series of hustings around the UK for members to meet and question the candidates, then cast their votes in time for the result to be announced before parliament rises for the summer."

AFP reported that Theresa May’s successor as party leader and prime minister was expected to be in place by parliament’s summer recess set for July 20.

In a statement, the center-right party’s chairman Brandon Lewis said nominations among MPs would close in the week beginning June 10, before party members choose between the top two candidates "in time for the result to be announced before parliament rises for the summer," according to AFP.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
Russian army helping Venezuela amid US 'threats': Moscow's ambassador
[AlAhram] Russian troops in Venezuela are helping President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela's attempt at producing a Muammar Qadaffy...
's embattled regime prepare in the face of the "threat of the use of force" by the US, Moscow's ambassador to Caracas told AFP Friday.

A key Maduro ally, Moscow deployed around 100 soldiers in March to bolster the Caracas regime that has faced a growing crisis since opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president and is now recognised by dozens of countries including the US.

The move ratcheted up already high tensions between Washington and Moscow, with US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
calling for Russia to "get out" of the South American country.

"The Venezuelan government has been in a state of anxious anticipation since the US has repeatedly threatened to use force against the country," Russian ambassador Vladimir Zaemsky told AFP in an interview in Moscow.

"In these conditions they need to be sure that the weapons they have are in a functioning state," he said.

Russian military experts, Zaemsky said, are there to train the Venezuelans "in maintaining combat readiness of their equipment and teach them how best to use it." They are legally allowed to be there under an agreement signed between the two countries in 2001, he said.

But the Russian diplomat said he nonetheless believed in a peaceful way of resolving the crisis, through "dialogue and the search for compromise".

He said Moscow welcomed mediation efforts undertaken by Norway, where both the Maduro regime and the opposition sent delegations.

"It is very good that these talks are taking place," Zaemsky said.

But he blamed US-backed Guaido and an opposition "influenced by radicals" for stalling the dialogue in Venezuela.

Washington has given full throated backing to Guaido, who tried but ultimately failed to ignite an anti-Maduro military uprising.

"It looks like American strategists hoped that the regime change efforts would bring quick successes," said Zaemsky. "Clearly the lack of success has caused some irritation and they looked for who to blame"

'NO CONTACT' WITH MADURO
Zaemsky denied Russia played a role in keeping Maduro in power during Guaido's failed uprising attempt on April 30. According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Maduro had been ready to flee to Cuba but Russia talked him out of it. Zaemsky called this "another lie" and said there was "no contact" between Moscow and Caracas that day.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
discussed the situation in Caracas with Pompeo during a May 14 meeting in Russia's Back Sea resort of Sochi.

The Venezuela crisis is just one of many points of tension between Moscow and Washington. The two former Cold War foes are also at loggerheads over the Iran nuclear issue, the war in Syria and accusations of Russia interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Maduro has presided over the collapse of oil-rich Venezuela's economy, leading to shortages of basic food and medicine.

An estimated three million people have fled the crisis in Venezuela since 2015.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  VZ is a black hole for Russia. They are trying to keep the army of an impoverished nation from collapsing. Cuba is reeling from the collapse of VZ. Russia has no affluent friends, only bancrupt liabilities as allies.

If Trump gets a second term to continue to tighten the vice on this alliance we will soon see a second collapse of the "Soviet Union" like we saw during Reagan's second term.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 05/25/2019 18:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Absolutely true, VS1454, but their expenditures/cost/WTF is happening!!11!!? ratio is low.

They get a lot of publicity for little $
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2019 19:16 Comments || Top||


Economy
U.S. Beer Industry Blames Trump Tariffs for 40,000 Job Losses
[Yahoo] The U.S. beer industry is blaming a jobs hangover on the Trump administration’s tariffs.

A report by two trade groups showed U.S. beer-industry jobs dropped 40,000 since 2016 as metal tariffs boosted aluminum-can costs, leading to a drop in investment. The biennial study by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association said direct, indirect and induced jobs fell to 2.19 million in 2018 from 2.23 million in 2016.

The shipping and logistics charge for delivering aluminum to the U.S. Midwest, known as the “premium,” more than doubled as Trump slapped a 10% tariff on imports of the metal. Molson Coors Brewing Co. estimated last year that the levies would create a $40 million hit to its bottom line.

Still, tariffs may not be the only thing hurting employment in the industry. Total cases of beer, wine and spirits consumed in the U.S. dropped 0.8% in 2018, the third consecutive year of declined, according to a report from IWSR, which studies the beverage market. The main culprit is the beer slump, with consumption down 1.5% as more drinkers gravitated to spirits and wine.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 05:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  did everyone besides me stop drinking beer all of a sudden?
Posted by: chris || 05/25/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  The beer industry is over-saturated with so many craft brewers. Trump is NOT the source of contraction
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  The main culprit is the beer slump, with consumption down 1.5% as more drinkers gravitated to spirits and wine.

A Beer Industry spokeswoman said Thursday in a statement that while the group can’t say tariffs are “100% to blame,” the evidence “supports that brewers are making fewer investments because of the added cost of aluminum.”


No mention of actual can cost figures, you have to ask why. Plus the growing craft brewers companies, I'm willing to bet the corn syrup beers boys are feeling the hurt.

All the crap big brewers insert, serves them right. Example, decades ago Hamms brewery included a radioactive isotope to ensure a large foam head.

The results of German Beer Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot, makes for healthier, better taste.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Why would tariffs cause job losses - would raise cost on foreign beer and make good domestic beer even more cost competitive, and motivate more domestic jobs, not less. Used to be you had to buy foreign to get good beer but not anymore.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/25/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder who is leading the whine brigade? Foreign owned Miller and Bud?
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 05/25/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#6  So much emphasis on overly hoppy,fruity yuppie piss water that it's nearly impossible to get a nice crisp balance lager.
Posted by: Regular joe || 05/25/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Why would tariffs cause job losses - would raise cost on foreign beer

According to the article the tariff is on the metal for cans, not the beer itself, Glenmore.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#8  ...and 40K I believe is, shall we say, an exaggeration.
Posted by: Raj || 05/25/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#9  I'ma drinking Wild Turkey 101 while I watch the Indy 500 and the Coca Cola 600 tomorrow...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#10  5 Year Aluminum Price Chart.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 05/25/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#11  I blame Trump for the continuation of me brewing my own delicious home brewed beer.

Thank you Mr. Trump.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/25/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#12  So much emphasis on overly hoppy,fruity yuppie piss water that it's nearly impossible to get a nice crisp balance lager.

Thank you.

And maybe I don't want to drink swill from a can advertising gay fallatio.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#13  Bear from glass bottles tastes better.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/25/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#14  Imported aluminum costs more. As a result, didn't somebody invest $500 million in a middle America aluminum plant?

I believe the loss of jobs is due to man-made global climate change stuff.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/25/2019 11:27 Comments || Top||

#15  I believe the loss of jobs is due to man-made global climate change stuff.

US imports of Russian, Chinese aluminium slump

Ford Bet on Aluminum Trucks
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#16  The slump has more to do with the rise in craft beers that are locally made and distributed in bottles and the beer companies being sold out of country. This slump coincides with the major beer manufacturer, Budweiser, being sold to a foreign country and their shift in marketing to social justice warriors. Go to the local pub and you will find a number of beer drinkers, now drinking PBR or craft beers, that have sworn off all things Budweiser-permanently. They forget the sports lovers and beer drinkers across America don't watch Soccer, they buy American, and don't spend money with companies that call them bigots.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 05/25/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#17  Last point, IT's ALL TRUMPS FAULT, I forgot that point. No matter what the truth is.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 05/25/2019 12:03 Comments || Top||

#18  So tetrapack the fucking thing, or go back to glass bottles. Can't change the President for a few thousand moonshiners now can we ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#19  Men in the US were drinking too much anyway.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 13:50 Comments || Top||

#20  Boddingtons, pub ale, not for the parsimonious at 8 bucks a four pack but worth it.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/25/2019 15:08 Comments || Top||

#21  I gave up on Bud products 40 years ago.

If you're a beer drinker there are much better brews than the mass market swill.

All the reasons have been touched on in the comments. There is no one reason.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/25/2019 16:51 Comments || Top||

#22  I blame Trump for the continuation of me brewing my own delicious home brewed beer.

Geeze Darth you made me blow foam out the nose. Hoot!

We took the path of home distilling. The last batch of banana rum was about the best.

Little tip for home moonshiners, save a quart of your best. Toast a nice piece of oak (your choice of wood) and insert into your favorite mason jar. Date and store.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 20:21 Comments || Top||

#23  Drink yer beer out of Ford pickups!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 20:40 Comments || Top||

#24  Little tip for home moonshiners, save a quart of your best. Toast a nice piece of oak (your choice of wood) and insert into your favorite mason jar. Date and store.

Gonna have to try that
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/25/2019 20:52 Comments || Top||

#25  No job losses in my neighborhood: http://www.brewdoun.com/active-list-loudoun-county-breweries-distilleries-cideries/

There are ~37 breweries in my county.
Posted by: Airandee || 05/25/2019 21:43 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Three escape from court after bail recalled in abduction, rape case
[DAWN] Three suspects, including two females, beat feet from the court on Thursday after their interim pre-arrest bail was recalled in a case pertaining to alleged abduction and rape of a Christian girl, who is said to have converted to Islam.

The suspects have been booked in a case pertaining to alleged abduction of a 15-year-old girl and her rape within the remit of the Ittehad Town cop shoppe. The main suspect has been jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
The additional district and sessions’ judge (west), Mumtaz Ali Solangi, had granted interim pre-arrest bail to the suspects against a surety bond of Rs30,000 each on May 14.

On Thursday, the judge pronounced his verdict reserved on the applications seeking confirmation of the suspects’ bail before arrest after hearing arguments from both sides.

The judge dismissed their applications seeking confirmation of the interim pre-arrest bail, which was also recalled.

The three suspects, who stayed outside the courtroom, easily escaped in the presence of the investigating officer, said the judicial staff and complainant’s lawyer.

Earlier, the judge wrote in his order that after hearing arguments from the parties and perusing the record it appeared that the applicants were nominated in the FIR with their specific role of kidnapping, abducting or inducing the complainant to compel her for marriage with the detained suspect.

"The record shows that the complainant is aged about 15/16 years and she is minor one," the order said.

It further stated: "The complainant recorded her statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code before the concerned magistrate in which she fully denied the acceptance of the religious Islam and execution of freewill and performing her Nikkah with the co-accused."

The order further stated that "she deposed they forcibly obtained her signatures on plain papers and the co-accused committed Zinna with her".
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


ATC hands 18-year term to lawyer for attacking judge
[DAWN] FAISALABAD: After an anti terrorism court handed down 18-year sentence to a lawyer who had injured a civil judge during proceedings of a case in Jaranwala, his colleagues vent their anger by jolting and kicking the main door of the ATC before locking it down forcibly on Thursday.

The ATC judge, Muhammad Khalil Naz, announcing the decision handed down 18-year imprisonment collectively to the accused lawyer, Imran Manj, under section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), 324 and other sections of the Pakistain Penal Code (PPC).

On being informed of the decision, a group of lawyers led by the Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
Bar Association president, Naveed Mukhtar, gathered outside the ATC and rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud against the verdict.

Sensing the situation, the police guards of the court went inside the building and locked it to avoid wrath of the lawyers. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
after kicking and jolting the door the lawyers locked it from outside and returned to the bar.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Police officials to undergo polygraph test in rape case
[DAWN] RAW
... India's Research and Analysis Wing, Pakistain's equivalent of the Boogie Man...
ALPINDI: Police investigating the alleged involvement of its three officials in a sexual assault case have decided to conduct a polygraph test of the accused as well as the victim.

The victim is likely to record her statement with the judicial magistrate on Friday.

On the other hand, the four suspects, three police constables and a civilian, who are on five-day remand custody, will be produced before the court on Friday. The police are likely to request the court for extension in their remand.

Police will also collect forensic evidence from the car which was used by the accused persons and also send their clothes for forensic analysis.

The 21-year-old woman, who is associated with a call centre at Satellite Town, was allegedly raped when she along with her friend was having Sehri at Bahria Town Phase 8 in a car on May 156.

She informed the police that they were sitting in their car when a white car stopped nearby. Four people stepped out from the car and dragged the woman and her friend out of their car.

She alleged that the four men then dragged her into their car and drove away. They stopped the car along the roadside after reaching a deserted place and subjected her to sexual assault.

Later, the accused dropped her near her hostel at 4am and fled, she said, adding the accused also snatched Rs30,000 and a gold ring from her.

When a police brass hat was asked about the role of victim’s friend, he said police did not see any role of him because the victim had not accused him at any stage.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, the radioactive tadpoles grown into frogs. Really big frogs, in fact...
Ab Aur Nahin, a civil society organization, in a press statement expressed concerns over media reports about the sexual assault of the woman at gunpoint by constables of the Rawalpindi police.

"As lawyers, activists and most of all citizens of this country, they are shocked and outraged by this report. As heinous a crime as rape is, it is even more atrocious when committed by those who are entrusted with the duty to protect us," it added.
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#1  The headline is incorrect. It should read:

VICTIM TO UNDERGO POLYGRAPH ALONG WITH RAPIST COPS.
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Sexual harassment of student: Varsity teacher’s plea against his sacking dismissed
[DAWN] The Lahore High Court has dismissed a petition of a private university’s teacher challenging his removal from service on charges of sexually harassing a female student.

Asif Saleem was serving as an assistant professor at the University of Lahore and was also a student of PhD at the varsity’s Institute of Molecular Biology and Bio Technology.

On the complaint of a female student, an inquiry was initiated and after Mr Saleem was found guilty he was dismissed from service under the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Amendment) Act, 2012. He was also expelled from the university’s PhD programme.

He filed an appeal before the ombudsperson against his removal but it was dismissed. The Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

governor also rejected his appeal.

The petitioner contended before the high court that the impugned orders were illegal and against the law and facts. He said no opportunity of personal hearing had been afforded to him, as such he had been condemned unheard. He also claimed that the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Amendment) Act, 2012 was not applicable to his case as he was implicated on the basis of jealousy by the complainant and others.

A provincial law officer opposed the petition and sought its dismissal at limine stage by stating that after a proper inquiry the petitioner had been found guilty of sexual harassment.

He said the petitioner was an assistant professor and the victim was his student and if such acts were not curbed with an iron hand the dignity and prestige of female students would be compromised.

In the dismissal verdict, Justice Jawad Hassan observed that the work environment for women, in a male-dominated society like Pakistain’s, is often hostile and antagonistic, hindering their contribution to their country’s development, as well as their right to employment.
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Three men sentenced to death for raping girl in Sanghar
[DAWN] Three men were handed death sentences on Friday by an additional sessions court in Sanghar on Friday for the gang rape of a student of class nine.

Judge Inayatullah Bhutto awarded death sentence to Jahanzeb Qaimkhani, Danish Qaimkhani and Wasim Qaimkhani after they were found guilty of rape committed in 2010.

Another accused in the case, Suhail Rajput, was given life imprisonment.

All the convicts, who were present during the hearing today, were placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
by police from within the court premises after the judgment was pronounced.

The judge, however, acquitted three women who were nominated in the case. The women are relatives of the convicts and were friends of the victim.

An uncle of the victim had registered a first information report (FIR) in 2010 at Khipro Police Station of a rape case and nominated the three women along with the four convicts.

According to the FIR, the victim, a resident of Khipro and a student of class nine, was invited by the three women for a get-together at their place, where she was given sweets to eat. She fell unconscious when she ate them and after coming to her senses realised that she had been raped.

The FIR added that the culprits also recorded a video of their act and uploaded it on several social media sites, including YouTube. The accused Jahanzeb and Danish can be identified from the video, the uncle had mentioned.
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Prayer leader shot dead in ‘targeted attack’ in Karachi
[DAWN] A prayer leader was rubbed out in a suspected assassination in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Sachal area on Friday morning, officials said.

Mohammed Arbab, 55, was coming out of the Minarul Huda Masjid in Sachal Goth near Murtaza Chowk after offering Fajr prayers when armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire on him and fled, said Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur.

He sustained 11 bullet wounds and was transported to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. He was shifted to the operation theatre and died within half an hour, according to police surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi.
11 hits? Doesn't sound indiscriminate to me, but what do I know?
"It appeared to be a assassination incident," the Malir SSP told Dawn. However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
the senior officer ruled out the possibility of a sectarian motive being behind the murder.

He pointed out that the dear departed was a prayer leader (khateeb) of the mosque belonging to the Ahle Hadees school of thought. SSP Bahadur believed that there was no history of targeting Ahle Hadees followers on sectarian grounds.

The victim’s father is also a khateeb of the same mosque.

Police Sherlocks collected 11 spent bullet casings from the scene of the crime and sent to the police’s forensic science lab to ascertain as to whether the same weapon was used in previous murder cases.

The Malir SSP said that the Sherlocks have ’some clues’ about the possible motive of the murder and are working on it. He did not elaborate.
"We suspect that somebody was resentful because he was holier than they were, so they bumped him off."
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Science & Technology
Scientists extract yeast from ancient pottery, recreate 5,000-year-old beer
h/t Instapundit
When researchers in Israel examined fragments of clay jars used to house beer and mead several thousand years ago, they discovered colonies of yeast hiding in the shards' nano-sized pores.

To help them extract the long-dormant yeast, scientists recruited the help of winemakers with experience aging wine in clay pots.
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#1  I gave up old beer when I found cigarette butts in it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ rimshot
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||


NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan
[Yahoo] Mark Sirangelo, named six weeks ago as special assistant to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left the agency as NASA abandoned a reorganization plan due to a chilly reception on Capitol Hill, Bridenstine said in a statement.

Two individuals close to the space program and familiar with the situation said Sirangelo was escorted out of NASA's headquarters in Washington on Wednesday after his resignation.

His departure came after lawmakers rejected NASA's proposal to create a separate directorate within the space agency to oversee future lunar missions and ultimately develop human exploration of Mars.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 05:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Skid bet you've seen this one.

People may one day live on Mars in these NASA-approved, 3D-printed homes—take a look inside

What I don't get is the lack of interest in moon cave exploration. Putting a base underground would afford far superior protection. Sun flares micro meteors, dust erosion, flawling social justice warriors and so on. Lower costs?
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Just what USGOV needs - another new fief...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 11:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Absolutely right, Woody.

Lunar lava tube

But the occupation treaty only allows US on the surface.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  A lot of good things came about because of the space station. If a moon base that can support human life is achieved, many new scientific, engineering technologies will emerge that will enhance life on earth.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 05/25/2019 18:30 Comments || Top||



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