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California woman gets life for chopping off husband’s penis


Sutter County, near Yuba City, California. Gar...
Sutter County, near Yuba City, California. Garbage disposal unit in Yuba County, near Yuba City, Cal . . . – NARA – 521766 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: The front entrance of Ninh Kieu Hotel, Hoa Binh St., Can Tho, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tiếng Việt: Nhà kiểu Pháp ở Hội An.
Tiếng Việt: Nhà kiểu Pháp ở Hội An. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A judge sentenced a Southern California woman who cut off her estranged husband’s penis and tossed it in the garbage disposal to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Catherine Kieu, 50, was convicted by an Orange County jury in April of aggravated mayhem and torture following the July 2011 assault on her ex-husband.
Kieu drugged her former spouse before tying him up and severing his penis with a knife. She then threw it into the garbage disposal unit.
An attorney for Vietnam-born Kieu argued at trial that she had suffered sexual abuse as a child which left her with post-traumatic stress. She was remorseful about the attack, he said.
After the sentencing hearing, the victim – identified only as “Glen” – said he wished Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey could have given Kieu more time behind bars, City News Service reported.
“Deep down inside I was hoping for a stronger sentence, but given the restraints of the law this is what he had to do,” he said.
“There may be a situation where I can be happy, but whole? Never … I’ve got a long ways to go.”

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Plebgate: New ‘cover up’ claims as police arrest two more


Downing Street
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English: London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Independent Police Complaints Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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A police officer guards the entrance to Downing Street, London, home of the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A serving police officer and a member of the public were arrested in the “Plebgate” inquiry yesterday, prompting claims of a wider “cover up” by supporters of Andrew Mitchell, the Cabinet minister forced to resign over the affair.
A 48 year-old male constable in the Metropolitan’s Diplomatic Protection Group was arrested early yesterday on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.
It is understood the officer was on duty at the time of the Plebgate incident but police are still trying to establish if he was present in Downing Street at the time.
A 49 year-old woman, who is not a police officer, was arrested at a separate address on suspicion of assisting an offender.
They were being questioned by detectives at separate police stations yesterday.
The latest arrests were triggered by a letter sent by David Davis, the former shadow home secretary, which highlighted apparent discrepancies between the findings of Scotland Yard’s leak inquiry and a separate legal action.
Close friends of Mr Mitchell said the arrest of further suspects showed the Metropolitan Police’s original investigation had been flawed.
Only a “forensic” analysis of the evidence by outsiders showed important suspects had been missed, they added.
The development will put further pressure on Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Met Commissioner, who is already facing allegations that he broke his own rules by secretly briefing journalists on the findings of the inquiry.
He admitted no notes had been kept of a Press briefing in March which led to reports – now thrown into doubt by the latest arrests – that officers had not lied over the Plebgate incident.
Last night Mr Davis said: “I did what I thought any decent police officer would do and look at all the publicly available evidence in a forensic manner.”
Mr Mitchell, who was the Government’s chief whip at the time of last September’s incident, was forced to resign after he admitted swearing at officers on duty in Downing Street when they refused to open a gate for his bicycle.
It was later alleged that he had called the officers “******* plebs” – a claim that appeared to be backed up by official police logs of the squabble. But Mr Mitchell denied using the work “plebs”.
Supporters of the former chief whip claimed factions within the police had lied about his behaviour in a bid to “toxify” him, due to acrimony between police and the government over changes to their pay and conditions.
Friends of Mr Mitchell said yesterday’s arrests were triggered by a letter from Mr Davis to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) earlier this month which disclosed that a “supposed other witness” had emerged.
The letter was prompted by disclosure of legal documents in Mr Mitchell’s separate libel action against The Sun newspaper over its reporting of the Downing Street row. He is suing the paper for defamation.
Mr Davis told the IPCC, which is supervising Scotland Yard’s inquiry, codenamed Operation Alice, that a woman had telephoned the tabloid the day after the incident to provide a “slightly more garbled” account of the contact between police and Mr Mitchell.
However, CCTV images from cameras in Downing Street showed there were no women nearby at the time of Mr Mitchell’s confrontation.
Supporters said the “only logical conclusion” was that the telephone call was a “put-up job”. They added that there was now evidence of a “real conspiracy” and a “cover up” because there were now “two people masquerading as witnesses – one of them a police officer”.
The arrests bring the total made in the inquiry to six so far.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “As the investigation continues, officers continue to work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and pursue all lines of inquiry.”

Fighter Jets Scrambled To Plane


English: Typhoon, RAF Coningsby
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English: Boeing 777-340ER – Pakistan International Airlines (AP-BHV) Polski: Boeing 777-340ER – Pakistan International Airlines (AP-BHV) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a plane was escorted to the ground by fighter jets.

The British nationals were led off the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane by armed police officers, after it was diverted to Stansted Airport following a disturbance in the cabin.

Superintendent Darrin Tomkins of Essex Police confirmed a threat was made as the plane, flying from Lahore to Manchester with 297 passengers on board, was preparing to land.

According to Pakistan’s Express News , one of the passengers claimed there were explosives on the plane, although Supt Tomkins said no suspicious items have been found.

“The cabin crew informed us that basically (the men) tried to come into the cockpit a few times,” passenger Umari Nauman told Sky News.

“Because they had been asked not to do that, they got into a bit of an argument with the crew and made a few threats.”

Another passenger, Shahid Yaqoob, told Express News: “There was a conflict between two passengers after one of them got into a confrontation with the stewards.

“The two middle-aged passengers who previously had the altercation were simply asked to come with police who had boarded the aircraft. They were then handcuffed and taken away.”

Zohaib Sattar was awaiting the arrival of his wife and father, who he spoke to on the phone shortly after the plane touched down at Stansted.

“They have taken two people off the plane and are checking the plane all over,” he said. “My father said there was no warning or threat. All of a sudden, the plane just turned around.”

RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled when the plane, a Boeing 777, sent out an emergency code which alerted the Ministry of Defence and the police.

Flight PK709, which was due to land in Manchester at 1.30pm, was heading west towards the airport when it was suddenly re-routed near York.

Mashood Takwar, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, said air traffic controllers in Manchester contacted the pilot 25 minutes before the plane was due to land, after receiving information from British security services.

The aircraft headed back out to the North Sea before travelling south to Stansted, escorted by Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

Passengers were ordered to leave their possessions on board before leaving the plane, which was directed to an isolated stand.

Supt Tomkins said the two men arrested were aged 30 and 41 and would be questioned by detectives at a local police station.

“The plane will remain at its current location and will be subject to forensic investigation by specialist officers,” he said.

Stansted, along with Glasgow Prestwick, is designated to deal with emergency situations such as terror threats and has specially-trained teams.

Flights to and from the airport continued to operate as normal.

MP Say’s SORRY for White’s Divide and Rule


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Looking back I taught we have seen the back of 2011 and looking forward to 2012 without been drag back into the Racist saga.
No my dear friends it is alleged a member of Parliament naming ( Diane Abbott ) has now caused another slur by tweeting White’s Divide and Rule.
Personally I believe that is very much unacceptable especially coming from such an long standing member who have represent the Black community for so long in the house of Parliament.
If Footballers can be punished for their banter on the pitch then it is only right that such Parliamentarian should be punish also, it would better for not just making an Apology but to resigned her post with effectiveness, one should be ashamed of such public comments,
It does not matter what origin one are such comment is very much unacceptable in the eyes of those who are willing to move on in the right direction in living together and accepting each other as one natural human being that God‘s has created, let’s get a grip and move on.

Court refuses leave for man convicted of nurse’s murder – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Thursday | December 22, 2011


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Court refuses leave for man convicted of nurse’s murder – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Thursday | December 22, 2011.If you choose to commit a crime then you should surely do the time, good on the Judge.

Columbus refuses to turn back.
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Cocaine found in teen’s luggage – News – Jamaica Star – October 28, 2011


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Cocaine found in teen’s luggage – News – Jamaica Star – October 28, 2011. These young people never learn from what happened to others or is it that they are a bunch of chancer.

54-y-o faces court for beating child – News – Jamaica Star – May 30, 2011


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54-y-o faces court for beating child – News – Jamaica Star – May 30, 2011.It’s all change from the days when I was growing up,not saying that you should flog your child until they are bruise.

But in these days all you have to do is raise your hands to a child or what we call a miner and surely you will end up in court.

Let’s hope we can review this bit of Law and define the way we treat incidents like these, other wise even the good parents will end up on the wrong side of the Law.