Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Illinois State Rep Charged With Possession of Child Pornography


[From article]
Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.
The federal criminal complaint alleged that Farnham, 66, a Democrat from Elgin, possessed two videos depicting child pornography on a computer that was seized from his state office in Elgin a week before his abrupt resignation in March. Authorities also linked a Yahoo! email account used by Farnham to a online trading forum in which he chatted with other users about his sexual preferences, according to the charges.
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“12 is about as old as i can handle,” Farnham allegedly said in one online chat in November, according to the charges. “i love them at 6 7 8”


Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham
By Jason Meisner
Tribune reporter
7:27 p.m. CDT, April 28, 2014

Miami Man Arrested For Videotaping Arrest of His Friend



Man Arrested After Taping Arrest With Cell Phone
April 28, 2014 6:25 PM

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[From article]
Perhaps Estrada can report Valdez to internal affairs now that the unit’s lieutenant has been arrested on felony charges that he assisted drug traffickers, including plotting murders.
Estrada’s arrest took place in South-Dade, just down the street from where another Miami-Dade cop was arrested on DUI charges this week after he was accused of crashing his county car, injuring two little girls.


April 10th, 2014
Miami-Dade Cops Arrest Man for Video Recording them Making Arrest 17
By Carlos Miller

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Disabled Man Forced To Crawl Down Plane Steps Awarded Compensation

[From article]
A disabled former college professor has won a lawsuit against an airline that forced him to crawl off a plane and onto the tarmac on his hands and knees - twice
Mr Baraka Kanaan, who is partially paralysed, was travelling from his home on Maui, Hawaii, to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts with Delta Airlines in July 2012.
Upon arrival, Delta Airlines refused to accommodate Mr Kanaan’s disability, making him crawl down the aisle, down a flight of steps and across the tarmac - and then made him do the same thing on his flight back home.

Disabled man who was forced to CRAWL off Delta plane, down a flight of stairs... and do the same on his flight back from Hawaii vacation wins a 'substantial' payout
Disabled Baraka Kanaan was made to crawl off Delta Airlines plane - twice
Two separate incidents - to and from Nantucket - took place in 2012
Mr Kanaan forced to walk 'on hands and knees' as there was no equipment
Former professor was partially paralyzed in a car accident in 2000
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 05:19 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 06:39 EST, 22 April 2014

TSA Searching For Terrorists, Full Body Pat Down of 2-year-old and 6-year-old

[From article]
A video has surfaced online showing what appears to be a pair of Transportation Security Administration officers giving two young children full-body pat-downs in a U.S. airport.
The one-and-a-half minute clip was shared by user khanzahir100 on YouTube last Friday.
In the description of the video, the man wrote that two TSA agents subjected his two-year-old son and six-year-old daughter to pat-downs because he had been selected - 'as usual' - for a security check due to his name.

Father's fury as his terrified children, aged two and six, are forced to undergo FULL-BODY pat-downs by TSA agents
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 19:17 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 08:15 EST, 23 April 2014

Government Lies About Benghazi Exposed By Citizens Commission

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[From article]
'Remember, these weapons that came into Benghazi were permitted to enter by our armed forces who were blockading the approaches from air and sea,' Lopez claimed. 'They were permitted to come in. ... [They] knew these weapons were coming in, and that was allowed..
'The intelligence community was part of that, the Department of State was part of that, and certainly that means that the top leadership of the United States, our national security leadership, and potentially Congress – if they were briefed on this – also knew about this.'
The weapons were intended for Gaddafi but allowed by the U.S. to flow to his Islamist opposition.
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Admiral James 'Ace' Lyons told the group that he believes the raid on the Benghazi compound was intended as a kidnapping exercise, aimed at snatching U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and demanding a prisoner swap for the 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman.
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Lyons also said U.S. claims that it lacked the resources to mount a counterattack in time to save lives is false.
'I'm going to tell you that's not true,' he said. 'We had a 130-man unit of forces at Sigonella [AFB in Italy]. They were ready to go.'
'The flight time from Sigonella to Benghazi is roughly an hour.'
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Some of the group's claims strain credibility, including the assertion that the Obama administration's early effort to blame the Benghazi attack on a protest against a crude anti-Muslim YouTube video 'appears to have been well-coordinated with U.S.Muslim Brotherhood organizations as well as Islamic state members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).'


Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror' and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report
Citizens Committee on Benghazi claims the US government allowed arms to flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Muammar Gaddafi
Their rise to power, the group says, led to the Benghazi attack in 2012
The group claims the strongman Gaddafi offered to abdicate his presidency, but the US refused to broker his peaceful exit
The commission, part of the center-right Accuracy In Media group, concluded that the Benghazi attack was a failed kidnapping plot
US Ambassador Chris Stevens was to be captured and traded for 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman, who hatched the 1993 WTC bombing plot
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 15:09 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:53 EST, 23 April 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not Even For A Minute

Not Even For A Minute

New PSA to Thwart Unauthorized Parking in Disability Spots

Hit this link to view CCPD’s latest featured public service announcement, Not Even for a Minute:


The 60-second video was made to dissuade unauthorized drivers from using disability parking spots.

This PSA was made possible with the facilities and know-how at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). Credits include local actors Mary Wheeler and Robin Brooks, post-production assistance by Shirin Mozaffari, and the PSA was written, shot, edited + directed by Joanna Berton Martinez.

Please feel free to forward to your networks and post on other web pages. We only ask that you credit CCPD as a producer.

Joanna Berton Martinez
Project Coordinator
Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
jbertonmartinez (at) cambridgema.gov

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Religious Killings In Central African Republic

[When it is posted online you can watch the episode here]



Death, Mayhem in Central African Republic as UN Plans Next Move
By Terry Moran
Apr 9, 2014 6:13pm

Fact Checking Failure At Rolling Stone


Rolling Stone learns the naked truth about fact-checking
By Paul Whitefield
April 9, 2014, 1:17 p.m.

Sniper Attacks On Kansas City Highways

[From article]
Missouri authorities are asking for federal helping in catching a serial shooter.
They're trying to find out who's behind more than a dozen sniper-like attacks on drivers on Kansas City freeways over the past month.
Three drivers have been wounded by gunfire as they drove along area highways, many in an area called the Three Trails Crossing, where three interstate highways intersect.
Ten of the 13 shootings happened in Kansas City,

Here's another violent criminals who no one was watching leaving him free to take time from his busy schedule to shoot at cars. While in Massachusetts at Harvard University, campus police, students, psychologists, and various predators target a 70-year-old white man they say is "crazy." Priorities are the most misguided in history, or the criminals have taken control of the police and the FBI.  


KC Authorities Suspect Serial Sniper in 6 Highway Shootings

CBS News
04/09/2014 09:59 AM
04/09/2014 11:35 AM

Sharpton Again Exposed As FBI Informant

[From article]
The failed government cash grab came three years after Sharpton became a paid FBI snitch, allegedly to avoid arrest on cocaine charges. He was caught on video discussing a major coke deal — and showed up for a Manhattan meeting with a man he thought was a South American drug lord.
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Sharpton and Curington’s ventures included trying to help Joe Robinson of the Sugar Hill Records label cut a $6.5 million deal with MCA during the late 1980s.
The agreement fell through, but Sharpton and Curington still expected a “hefty, six-figure fee” from Robinson, who called the cops when two mob goons showed up at Robinson’s studio to demand payment, The Smoking Gun reported.
After that call, Sharpton sent a letter to an Englewood, NJ, detective vowing protests if he and Curington weren’t paid. Sharpton now says he doesn’t remember writing it


Sharpton nearly got funds in ’80s for program ‘to be run with drug felon’
By Georgett Roberts, Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
April 11, 2014 | 3:32am
New York Post

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Al Sharpton's Secret Work As FBI Informant
Untold story of how activist once aided probes of NYC wiseguys
April 7, 2014

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Rev. Sharpton On Report Calling Him FBI Informant: ‘I Was Not And Am Not A Rat’
Takes Issue With 'Smoking Gun' Website: 'They’re Just Trying To Get Some Attention'
April 8, 2014 5:09 PM

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[From article]
In a desperate effort to explain away his work as a paid government informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday claimed that he first ran into the FBI’s arms after his life was threatened by gangsters, an incident that prompted him to then record 10 face-to-face encounters with one of those dangerous hoodlums.
That story is a lie.
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The money he was paid by his FBI handler? Well, that was just reimbursements for carfare, Sharpton claims. As he explained to MSNBC viewers, Sharpton was just a victim looking for Uncle Sam’s protection and intervention.
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Here is what actually happened:
Sharpton began cooperating with the FBI in mid-1983.
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The reverend was “flipped” by FBI agents three months after he was filmed in March 1983 (during a bureau sting) talking cocaine with an undercover agent. On a Thursday afternoon in June 1983, Sharpton showed up at a Manhattan apartment expecting to meet again with the undercover agent, who was posing as a former South American druglord seeking to launder money through boxing promotions.
Instead, Sharpton was confronted by FBI agents who showed him the “cocaine” videotape. The panicked reverend agreed--on the spot--to cooperate with federal agents, according to sources familiar with the contents of Sharpton’s FBI informant file.
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At the direction of his FBI handlers, Sharpton initially recorded conversations with boxing promoter Don King,


Facts Derail Lying Sharpton's Informant Tale
Former FBI Mafia snitch spins fabricated story of "CI-7" work
By William Bastone, Andrew Goldberg, Joseph Jesselli

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[From article]
No matter how much he insists that he was just one fat cat keeping tabs on all the rats around him, truth is Mr. Sharpton was a low-down, double-crossing lying snitch from the start.
In a truly epic report released this week by TheSmokingGun.com, the great pompadoured race pimp, elocutionist and shake-down artist was exposed as a paid FBI informer going back decades. Based upon federal affidavits, transcripts and other documents, TSG outlined Mr. Sharpton’s extensive career as a stool pigeon turning evidence on some of the most notorious mobsters operating in New York at the time.
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Even as Mr. Sharpton was publicly railing against authorities and helping Tawana Brawley build her rape hoax lie that would destroy the reputations and lives of several cops, Mr. Sharpton was serving as a snitch.
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And the answer is that you are the one who chose to devote your life to vilifying the government, police and authority in general as a bunch of hateful, white rapists out to destroy blacks and the poor.
Now we come to find out you were in cahoots with whitey all along. So, no longer are you just a low-down, two-bit huckster. You are a lying, cheating, double-crossing low-down, two-bit huckster.
And like the great American entrepreneur we now know you are, Mr. Sharpton, you were shaking them down on both sides of the street every step of the way.


HURT: Once just a race hustler, now a snitching race hustler
Charles Hurt
April 8, 2014
charleshurt (at) live.com

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"Burn the Jew Store Down"
By Hy Drusin

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DEATH ON 125TH STREET: THE PROTESTS;Blaze Inquiry Is Focusing On Protests
Published: December 13, 1995

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Couple Kidnap, Steal From 80-year-old Woman

[From article]
According to police, the suspects then took her to the Citizens Bank at the Penn Rose Plaza. When the victim was in the bank, police say the suspects went to a side booth where an employee was seated.
Police say the man allegedly sat with the victim at the table. The victim told the bank employee that she wanted to withdraw $8,000. According to police, the man allegedly told the bank employee that it was for the victim’s sister who just passed away. The employee brought the victim her cash. Police say the victim went to get her money and the man pushed her hand away, allegedly took her money and put it in his pocket.


CBS Philadelphia PA
Police: 80-Year-Old Woman Abducted, Robbed In West Philadelphia
April 1, 2014 10:30 PM