Peaceful Freedom Activists Attacked in Cuba

August 14, 2011 by admin  
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Human rights lobbyists say pro-Government mobs in Cuba have launched an attack on critics organising marches in Santiago, the island’s second largest city.

838cubaPresident of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, Elizardo Sánchez Santa Cruz says the attacks, the third in as many weeks, marked a relatively rare use of physical violence against the dissidents.

He says the new wave of attacks has concerned activists and has blamed the violence on President Raul Castro.

Former political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer Garcia said the worst violence came at the end of efforts by government opponents to stage street marches demanding the release of all political prisoners.

Mr Ferrer said about 20 members of Ladies in White, an organization of women relatives of political prisoners, were punched and kicked by a government-organized mob as they left mass at the Santiago cathedral.

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Casey Anthony Found Guilty on Some Charges

July 5, 2011 by admin  
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The jury in the first-degree murder trial of Casey Anthony resumed deliberations on Tuesday morning.

Jurors spent nearly six hours considering the case on Monday, getting no break for the Independence Day holiday.

They received the case just after noon and deliberated until Judge Belvin Perry recessed court at 6 p.m. Jurors were then sent back to their Orlando hotel rooms, where they have been sequestered since the closely watched trial began six weeks ago.

Not Guilty on murder charge, but guilty on smaller charges.

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Dalia Dippolito Found Guilty in Florida Case

May 13, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Crime, Featured

West Palm Beach Florida

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The jury of six took barely three hours to come back with a guilty verdict on the one count of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

The 29-year-old Dippolito barely showed any emotion as the verdict was read. Dippolito, who now faces up to 30 years in prison, was led quietly out of the packed courtroom in handcuffs by sheriff’s deputies.

Earlier, the alternate two jurors who sat through today’s closing arguments, said after they would have voted the Boynton Beach woman guilty. The two, who were dismissed this afternoon, said that they were not swayed by defense attorney Michael Salnick’s arguments.

“He can take a steel girder and bend it into a pretzel,” Sandra Clutter said she would think while hearing Salnick speak during the high-profile trial. “Dalia is certainly getting her money’s worth.”

Clutter said she observed Dippolito’s demeanor and noticed her giggling on Thursday. But today the reality set in, and she observed her crying.

The remaining jurors had asked to see two videos as they began deliberations.

Both the defense and prosecution had two hours to sum up their cases for jurors this morning.

Chief Assistant State Attorney Elizabeth Parker: “The evidence is overwhelming… they can’t say she didn’t do it.”

She likened Dippolito to poison candy: attractive outside, deadly inside.

Salnick, the defense attorney, said there are many unresolved questions. “Dalia Dippolito is asking you to let her wake up from this nightmare,” Salnick said, asking jurors to find her not guilty.

The defense case, predicted earlier in the trial to last two days, was over in less than two hours Thursday.

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Moscow Subway Terror Bombing Kills 38 People

March 29, 2010 by admin  
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MOSCOW -38 people are dead, and dozens are injured after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow’s subway Metro system at the peak of rush hour.

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Witnesses described panic at two stations, with commuters falling over each other in dense smoke and dust as they tried to escape the worst attack on the Russian capital in six years.

The head of Russia’s main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the FSB, told President Dmitry Medvedev the bombs were filled with bolts and iron rods.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who built much of his political capital by directing a fierce war with Chechen separatists a decade ago, vowed that “terrorists will be destroyed.”

In the wake of the explosions, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a “heightened security presence,” NBC News reported.

The first blast just before 8 a.m. (12.00 a.m. ET) tore through the second carriage of a train as it stood at the Lubyanka metro station. The explosion killed at least 23 people.

The headquarters of the FSB, Russia’s main domestic security service and the successor to the Soviet-era KGB, is located in a building above the station.

Another blast about 40 minutes later wrecked the second carriage of a train waiting at the Park Kultury metro station, killing 14 more people.

“I heard a bang, turned my head and smoke was everywhere. People ran for the exits screaming,” said 24-year-old Alexander Vakulov, who said he was waiting on the platform opposite the targeted train at Park Kultury.

“I saw a dead person for the first time in my life,” said 19-year-old Valentin Popov, who also was standing on the opposite platform. “Everyone was screaming. There was a stampede at the doors. I saw one woman holding a child and pleading with people to let her through, but it was impossible.”

Surveillance camera footage posted on the Internet showed motionless bodies lying in Lubyanka station lobby and emergency workers treating victims.

Emergency Minister Sergei Shoigu said the toll was 38 killed and 105 injured, according to Russian news agencies.

Chat Revolve Webcam Chat Roulette Style

March 26, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

chatroulette
is a new Webcam video chat site that pairs togther random users from around the world. When you enter the site you are connected to the revolving servers, once there you can “click” connect to start revolving the camera. When a user is found it will stop and connect. With no way of telling who might be connecting next, or what you might see.

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Some search options are available like being able to select male or female, while letting the system know your own gender.

The site just launched 1 week ago and is already getting thousands of users world wide. Although fun the site can be harmful to children or anyone under the age of 16 years. Authorities have recommended that parents keep children away from this site because of possible nude or other potential problems. The site is considered to be more for adults and younger people.

People chatroulette has gained so much track that there are now various sites around the world. Chatroulette Espana, Chatroulette Cuba, chatroulette spain, chatroulette mexico, chatroulette latino and varuious other cam roulette chats. Video cam roulette has about 20,000 users online at all times. The second largest people roulette chat site is ChatRevolve.com

Either way it’s popularity is on a steady rise.

Police have suspect in Yale murder

September 15, 2009 by admin  
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MIDDLETON, CT – According to the Associated Press police in Connecticut say they’ve executed search warrants on a person of interest in the slaying of a Yale University graduate student.

737yalevictimThey say two search warrants for DNA and other physical evidence have been served at the apartment of 24-year-old Raymond Clark III. Clark was handcuffed and escorted out of the apartment building and into a silver car. No charges have been filed.

Authorities say Clark will be released after police get the evidence they need from him and his apartment. The New Haven police chief isn’t describing Clark as a suspect. He says police are hoping to compare DNA taken from him to more than 150 pieces of evidence collected from the crime scene.

Graduate student Annie Le vanished one week ago. Her body was found in the basement of a research building at on campus at Yale.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Multiple national news networks reported Monday that police investigating the murder of a Yale University graduate student have a suspect in the case.

ABC News and MSNBC reported that the person failed a lie-detector test and had what could be defensive wounds.

Police are hunting for the killer who stuffed a body believed to be that of a Annie Le behind a wall in the high-security laboratory building where she worked.

Police found the body around 5 p.m. Sunday, on what was to have been 24-year-old Le’s wedding day.

An autopsy was underway on Monday to verify the identity of the body, found in a cable duct in the Yale medical school building. Police would not say Monday if they have a suspect, but said that nobody is in custody.

“We’re not believing it’s a random act,” said Officer Joe Avery, a police spokesman. He would not provide any further details, but said no one else is in danger.

The building where the body was found is part of the university medical school complex about a mile from Yale’s main campus and is accessible to Yale personnel with identification cards. Some 75 video surveillance cameras monitor all doorways.

“It’s a frightening idea that there’s a murderer walking around on campus,” said 20-year-old Muneeb Sultan, a chemistry student. “I’m shocked that it happened in a Yale building that had key-card access. It’s really sad.”

Police have not provided any details on the condition of the body found or how the woman died.

A friend said Monday the doctoral student never showed signs of worry about her own personal safety at work, although she did express concerns about crime in New Haven in an article she wrote last year.

“If she was concerned about (it) she would have said something to someone and they would have known,” Jennifer Simpson told CBS’ “The Early Show.” ”And Jon (her fiance) would have known, her family would have known, friends would have known.”

Simpson called Le, a pharmacology student from Placerville, Calif., friendly and affable to everyone.

“She was a people person,” Simpson said. “She loved people. She loved life. We just can’t imagine anybody wanting to harm Annie.”

Another friend, Laurel Griffeath, echoed those thoughts on NBC’s “Today” show.

“I can’t even imagine someone mad at Annie, much less wanting to hurt her,” Griffeath said.

Police are analyzing what they’re calling “a large amount” of physical evidence.

They will not discuss suspects, other than to say Le’s fiance is not a suspect and has assisted in the investigation.

Campus officials have said that the security network recorded Le entering the building by swiping her ID card about 10 a.m. on Sept. 8, and have been baffled before Sunday’s gruesome discovery that she was never seen leaving.

The university planned a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. Monday at the Ivy League university. The Yale Daily News says an e-mail to the Yale community invites participants to “bring a candle and join us in solidarity.”

Yale President Richard Levin offered support to Le’s family and her fiance, Columbia University graduate student Jonathan Widawsky. The couple was to marry Sunday in Syosset, N.Y., on Long Island’s north shore.

“The family and fiance and friends now must suffer the additional ordeal of waiting for the body to be positively identified,” Levin said.

Le wrote an article that was published in February in the medical school’s magazine. The piece, titled “Crime and Safety in New Haven,” compared higher instances of robbery in New Haven with cities that house other Ivy League schools. It also included an interview with Yale Police Chief James Perrotti, who offered advice such as “pay attention to where you are” and “avoid portraying yourself as a potential victim.”

“In short, New Haven is a city and all cities have their perils,” Le concludes. “But with a little street smarts, one can avoid becoming yet another statistic.”

Le, who worked in a laboratory in the five-story building’s basement, was reported missing Sept. 8. Her ID, money, credit cards and purse were found in her third-floor office.

More than 100 local, state and federal police had been searching the building for days, using blueprints to uncover any place where evidence or Le’s body could be hidden.

Investigators on Saturday said they recovered evidence from the building, but would not confirm media reports that the items included bloody clothing.

Authorities also sifted through garbage at a Hartford incinerator Sunday, looking through trash that was taken from the building in the days since Le went missing.

No one answered the door at the Widawskys’ gray, ranch-style in Huntington, N.Y. on Monday.

“He is a very nice young man,” next-door neighbor George Mayer said of Jonathan Widawsky. “His family, they’re all just wonderful people — very, very nice people.”

Both families belong to the same temple.

Mayer, whose mother had been invited to the wedding, said he hopes whoever committed the crime “gets justice — that he gets whatever he deserves.”

Yale students on Monday called the finding sad, but some said the discovery doesn’t make them feel less safe at Yale.

“Obviously it’s a city and there are safety concerns,” said 18-year-old Peter Spaulding, a student from Maryland. “It can happen anywhere. You have to go on with life.”

Law student Lindsay Nash of West Chester, Pa., said she doesn’t sense a heightened level of fear on campus.

“There’s always an attention to safety here,” she said. “I think there’s perception that you need to be careful regardless.”

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