Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Brooklyn father surrenders to police after holding his two children hostage, prompting a four-hour standoff with police, cops said.

A Brooklyn father held his two children hostage in an apartment Tuesday, prompting a four-hour standoff with police, cops said.The drama began when the man locked himself in the Atlantic Ave. pad with his 3-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son  about 11 a.m., cops said. The unidentified man was not armed, but refused officers' orders to open the door, police said.He finally surrendered to police about 3 p.m. and the children were released to a relative, a cop source said. They were unharmed.The source said the incident may have stemmed from a dispute with the children's mother. The father was taken to a hospital for observation and was likely to be charged, another source said.

Read more: New York Daily news

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Mother of the hostage children was rushed to hospital after she collapsed outside the hostage negotiation vehicle.

The childrens' mother became hysterical in the third hour of the standoff and was loaded into an ambulance after she collapsed at about 1:10 p.m.“She was nuts, man. That’s her kids, to hold them hostage, that’s a crazy thing to do,” said Donovan Mays, 47, who owns a nearby auto shop and spoke to the mother shortly after she heard her children were in danger. About 25 police, including officers from the Emergency Service Unit, crowded the street, and cops even placed an inflatable landing pad in front of the three-story building. The 58-year-old owner of the ground-level store underneath the crime scene said he believes the childrens' mother and father are married, but that he hadn’t seen the father in over three months. A woman who identified herself as the mother’s best friend said the father had been intimidating and threatening toward the mother. “He’s not crazy. He’s been harassing her for a long time,” she said. “She had a court order of protection but he didn’t care.”

 Read more: New York Post

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Video showing man wielding a knife and wearing a bloody eye patch repeatedly stabbed a man in the neck Monday on an east harlem street as cops drew their guns and kids watched in horror.

Cops from the nearby 23rd Precinct stationhouse rushed to the scene, drawing their weapons and order the suspect to drop his knife even as he continued to stab the victim.

A man wielding a knife and wearing a bloody eye patch repeatedly stabbed a man in the neck Monday on an east harlem street as cops drew their guns and kids watched in horror.
The violent lunchtime knifing on Lexington Ave. and E. 103rd St. was captured on a witness' I phone video camera and shows the incredible restraint cops took not blow the armed suspect away.
"He just literally pulls out a pocket knife and starts stabbing the man in the neck like a couple of times," said a 33-year-old East Harlem man who witness the bloody attack.
About a dozen cops from the nearby 23rd Precinct stationhouse rushed to the scene, drawing their weapons and order the suspect to drop his knife even as he continued to stab the victim.
Four or five toddlers with their nannies were among the more than 20 people to witness the bloodshed in front of a synagogue and steps from two public schools and a day care center.
Police had no immediate comment on the attack. The names of the victim and suspects were not released.
A witness said he and his cousin were walking to the 103rd St. subway station when the violence erupted.
The witness, who requested anonymity, said the attacker in the eye patch confronted the victim about an unpaid debt. He said the victim appeared to be a homeless man pushing shopping cart of personal belongings.
"He just kept saying, 'You owe me money! You owe me money,'" said the witness, whose 30-year-old cousin filmed the attack with his iPhone.
The video shows cops with their fingers on their triggers, poised to shoot the suspect, who initially refused to lay down his knife.
"Stop him. Hit him the head with something," a witness is heard screaming at police.
One cops eventually ended the standoff by grabbing the suspect by the back of his pants and dragging him off the victim.
The victim, dressed in a plaid shirt, never lost consciousness, even as blood poured from the wounds in his neck and hands.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

14 killed, Syrian security forces fired on funeral processions that drew tens of thousands Saturday, one day after the bloodiest crackdown so far in the uprising against President Bashar Assad. The shootings pushed the two-day death toll to more than 120

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a poster of a slain activist during a funeral procession in Douma, Syria, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Syrian security forces fired on tens of thousands of mourners during funeral processions Saturday, killing at least six people following the deadliest day of the uprising against authoritarian President Bashar Assad.

Syrian security forces fired on funeral processions that drew tens of thousands Saturday, one day after the bloodiest crackdown so far in the uprising against President Bashar Assad. The shootings pushed the two-day death toll to more than 120 and two lawmakers and a religious leader resigned in disgust over the killings.
The resignations were a possible sign of cracks developing in the regime's base in a nation where nearly all opposition figures have been either jailed or exiled during the 40-year dynasty of the Assad family.
"I cannot tolerate the blood of our innocent sons and children being shed," Sheikh Rizq Abdul-Rahim Abazeid told The Associated Press after stepping down from his post as the mufti of the Daraa region in southern Syria.
The lawmakers, Nasser Hariri and Khalil Rifai, also are from Daraa, which has become the epicenter of the protest movement after a group of teenagers were arrested there for scrawling anti-regime graffiti on a wall in mid-March.
Since then, the relentless crackdown on demonstrations has only served to invigorate protesters whose rage over the bloodshed has all but eclipsed their earlier demands for modest reforms. Now, many are seeking Assad's downfall.

Each Friday, growing numbers of people in cities across the country have taken to the streets despite swift attacks from security forces and shadowy pro-government gunmen known as "shabiha."
Ammar Qurabi, the head of Syria's National Organization for Human Rights, said 112 people were killed Friday and at least 11 on Saturday. Friday was by far the deadliest day of the uprising, with security forces beating back protesters with bullets, tear gas and stun guns.
"If I cannot protect the chests of my people from these treacherous strikes, then there is no meaning for me to stay in the People's Assembly. I declare my resignation," Hariri told Al-Jazeera in a televised interview.
Radwan Ziadeh, a visiting scholar at the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, said the resignations were largely symbolic because the parliament has no real power. But their dissent could encourage others to step down, such as Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa, who is from Daraa, Ziadeh said.
He added Assad met with the lawmakers in recent weeks, promising them that security forces would not shoot protesters.

The uprising in Syria takes its inspiration from the popular revolts that toppled the leaders in Egypt and Tunisia. But Syria is a highly unpredictable country, in part because of its sizable minority population, the loyalty of the country's military and the regime's web of allegiances to powerful forces including Lebanon's Hezbollah and Shiite powerhouse Iran.

Serious, prolonged unrest in Syria would almost inevitably hurt Hezbollah and weaken Iran's influence in the region. But it is not at all clear what factions would have the upper hand if a power vacuum emerges in Syria. There are no organized, credible opposition leaders who can rally followers on the ground or be considered as a possible successor.

The heavy security crackdown on Friday and Saturday came after Assad warned a week ago that any further unrest would be considered "sabotage" after he made the gesture of lifting long-hated emergency laws, which gave security forces almost blanket powers for surveillance and arrest.

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Missing Kansas City infant's mother admitted that she was drunk on the night of her baby’s disappearance and expects to be arrested.

Nearly two weeks after her child was reported missing on Oct. 4, Bradley also has changed her story about when she last saw baby Lisa. She now says the last time she saw her daughter was at 6:40 p.m. on the night of her disappearance, nearly four hours earlier than the time of 10:30 p.m. that she originally told police. Irwin, the child’s father, was asked if he believed there was anything that Bradley was withholding from the police in light of this change in her story.
Image: Baby Lisa Irwin
Baby Lisa Irwin has been missing since Oct. 4.
“No, there’s no question to be had there,’’ Irwin replied. “I know the kind of mother she is, and I know what kind of person she is in general.’’

Former district attorney Jeanine Pirro weighed in on Bradley’s inconsistencies on TODAY Monday. Pirro spent the last two weeks in Kansas City and has interviewed the parents at length.

“(Being drunk) would explain why she didn’t hear the baby monitor, she didn’t hear the dog barking,’’ Pirro told TODAY’s Ann Curry. “People were believing her because her story was consistent. Now she comes out with, ‘The last time I saw my baby was at 6:40 and by the way, I was drunk.’ This isn’t the kind of thing that you want to bring out after the fact when time is essential here.’’

Police have accused Bradley of killing her daughter, she said. The family is expected to announce later on Monday that it has retained an attorney.
“The last thing I want to have to worry about is something like that,’’ Bradley said. “I shouldn’t have to put any energy, any time or effort into anything but finding her.’’ Ads by Ves Intelligence

Iesha B Williams, Brooklyn Mother of 3 dies from respiratory failure 3 day's before her 35th Birthday. 10/16/77 - 10/14/11

Iesha B Williams Weddding Photo

On 10/14/11 Iesha B Williams, a married mother of 3 dies from respiratory failure; she would have turned 35 years old on Sunday 10/16/11. Her family says "she was so happy and full of life, we can’t believe she's gone". Melvin Williams, Her Husband; Said, we was just having a good time before we went to bed and in the middle of the night she had an asthma attack, I tried C.P.R but it was un successful". The ambulance rushed Mrs. Williams to Brookdale hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
R.I.P Iesha my friend so dear, how everyday I'll wish you were here. Each moment, since the day you went, in my heart I keep the time we spent. So pure, so real, is what you are and when you left, from me, you took apart. I'll forever embrace those moments we shared, you are my sister that always cared, I am with you through and through; there are things only you knew. My pain is deep, as I type I cry, I will never fix my lips to say goodbye. Forever you’re here inside of me you are my sister and will always be... Elevation Above Status by Derrick D Pringle Sr.    @Ves Intelligence

Saturday, October 15, 2011

'Occupy' protests around the world: The world’s leading nations have jointly put pressure to avert the risk of a new global recession.

There has been a consistent over reaction of police against the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors, claimed Alex Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College in New York.

Cars were set on fire and at least 20 people injured.

All over the globe people are rising up and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday. 
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