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September 14, 2008

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400 Manhole Covers Stolen in Flint Michigan

July 15, 2008


In Flint, Michigan, city officials say that nearly 400 cast iron covers and grates were probably stolen. I am sure most readers are wondering what anyone would steal manhole covers for. Authorities seem to think that the manhole covers were likely sold for scrap metal. A cover can fetch $20 from a scrap yard but can cost the city more than $200 to replace.

Officials in neighboring Burton say they’ve lost about 200 covers and grates during the same period. Utilities supervisor Mike Holzer says it leaves behind holes up to 35 feet deep.

Genesee County officials say they’ve been able to reduce thefts of county-owned covers by outfitting them with a bolt that is turned by a wrench only they have.

As any historian would likely recognize, with the decline in the economy, petty crime almost always rises. History would dictate that minimizing crime would require the improvement of the economy by creating jobs. Again, if the economy is to blame, Bush is to blame. Perhaps, Bush should be arrested and tried for conspiracy to steal manhole covers. What is next? Deregulating the manhole cover industry?


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Brawl At The Drive Through Window Leads To Nose Bitten Off

July 13, 2008

A 38-year-old carpenter was jailed this week after police accused him of biting off most of a man’s nose during a fight at the Burger King on Folly Road.

A 32-year-old man was at the restaurant’s drive-thru about 11 p.m. Tuesday when he noticed a white truck behind him with smoking tires, an incident report said. It said the truck then struck the man’s vehicle.

Both men got out and went to the ground in a fight, the report said. A witness told police that at one point he saw the truck driver rise up with his face covered in blood and that he spit out a piece of flesh. Charleston County sheriff’s deputies observed that the truck driver had blood on his face but no wound, the incident report said.

A piece of the man’s nose was taken with him to Medical University Hospital, where he was last listed in fair condition, the report said. He was no longer at the hospital Wednesday, the hospital said. Gary Eastwood of Fleming Road is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and remained at the Charleston County Detention Center on Wednesday night. His bond was set at $100,000.

Eastwood told deputies he intentionally bit the man’s nose off because he was in a “war,” according to the report. It said that as a deputy was taking Eastwood to the jail, Eastwood graphically described the taste of blood.

Story by Nadine Parks

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Vicious Hit-And-Run on 78-Year Old Man in Connecticut

June 5, 2008

According to police, 78-year-old Angel Torres was crossing the street in Hartford, Connecticut on Friday when he was struck by a car. Watch the video here. What shocks me the most is not only did the the two cars that hit him run, but cars just drove past him without caring. People did not run to his assistance from the sidewalk either. What is the world coming to? In the video, the cars are seen crossing the double yellow line into oncoming traffic before striking Torres. The cars are then seen fleeing the scene, according to police. Torres was transported to Hartford Hospital and remains in critical condition on Thursday. Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to contact the Hartford Police Department by dialing 860-757-4225.

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Woman Sentenced For Killing Babies With Plastic Bags

May 7, 2008

Almost as if it were an episode of the Twilight Zone, another woman is arrested in Germany for killing her children. A 22-year old woman, only identified as Claudia B., was arrested for allegedly killing her three children by stuffing them into plastic bags. She claims they were stillborn: a boy in 2002, and two girls in 2004 and 2005. The bodies were discovered in cartons in he garage of her parents’ former home in Theorey. DNA results show that each baby had a different father. She had kept hidden their existence and births from her parents and two older sistes. Autopsies have shown nonetheless that they died of asphyxiation in plastic bags. The court ruled that she should serve nine years in prison. After being released to give birth to a fourth baby, authorities want her to serve the rest of her sentence.

Here is a link to  the iNPLACENEWS story about the lady stuffing her babies in the freezer

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Apocalyptic Cult Leaded Arrested on Sex Charges

May 6, 2008

New Mexico state police say they’ve arrested the leader of an apocalyptic church Wayne Bent on sex charges. Also known as Michael Travesser, 66-year-old Wayne Bent was picked up without incident Tuesday at the remote former ranch where he and his followers live, as reported by State police spokesman Peter Olson.The “Messiah” is now facing three charges of criminal sexual contact, stemming from allegations of inappropriate contact between Bent and children at the northeastern New Mexico compound.

Bent has admitted to having sex with his followers.

Officials recently removed two girls and a boy from the compound.

iNPLACENEWS originally posted a story about this here

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Are You Too Young to Know About Whitewater and the Clintons?

April 29, 2008

The Whitewater scandal was a CRIME not just a scandal. It involved extreme levels of corruption and greed. A thorough investigation took place and ultimately, the Clintons were never charged, but 14 other persons were convicted of more than 40 crimes, including a sitting Governor who was removed from office. Here are just some of the names involved – some of the criminals were pardoned by Bill;

Jim McDougal: banker, Clinton political supporter: (18 felonies, varied)

Susan McDougal: Clinton political supporter (multiple fraud) at the very center of the scam. Bill Clinton pardoned.

Stephen Smith (Whitewater): former Governor Clinton aide (conspiracy to misapply funds). Bill Clinton pardoned.

Chris Wade: Whitewater real estate broker (multiple loan fraud) Bill Clinton pardoned.

Robert W. Palmer: Madison appraiser (conspiracy). Bill Clinton pardoned.

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Remembering Bill Clinton’s Testimony

(a complete version is online)

Q: Mr. President, during the course of your direct examination, sir, you made a reference to different versions of David Hale’s accounts. Can you tell us, sir, what is your source of information concerning different versions of David Hale’s accounts?
A: Well, just from press accounts and from reports that my counsel have given me.
Q: Okay. Are you aware, sir, of what he testified to?
A: I believe he testified —
Q: I’m not asking you, sir, what he said. I’m saying, has anyone related to you a version of what his testimony was under oath?
A: I read the press accounts of it.
Q: Okay. You read how — to what extent, sir, were they quotations, were they direct quotations?
A: Well, I read — I don’t remember, but I read the press accounts, and of course, my counsel has briefed me. They said that under oath he said that I was in jogging shorts in the cold weather on 145th Street.

Q: Okay.
A: And some other things.

Q: So, you did receive, then, direct information concerning what it was that Mr. Hale had apparently testified to under oath; is that correct?

Q: You indicated, sir, that your counsel provided you information concerning how Mr. Hale had testified. I believe you indicated there was something along the line of wearing jogging shorts while you were at the 145th Street. What other information did you receive, not from the newspapers, but what other information did you receive concerning the subject matter and the content of Mr. Hale’s testimony?
A: None, sir. I mean, my impression is that all of us were talking about what we read in the paper.

Q: Were you aware, sir, or are you aware, sir, that the law firm that was formerly — Mr. Lindsey was formerly associated with was buying a transcript of the testimony provided in the court, sir?
A: No, sir, I was not aware of that.

Q: Is Mr. Lindsey still associated with the White House, sir?
A: He is.

Q: What is his current association with the White House?
A: Mr. Lindsey is one of my aides, he travels with me, and he does political work for me.

Q: Has he ever related to you, sir, accounts as to what Mr. Hale allegedly said under oath during the course of this trial?
A: I don’t believe so.

Q: I believe the question, sir, was whether or not anyone other than your attorney had related subject matter concerning what Mr. Hale had allegedly testified during the course of his testimony?
A: No, sir. I believe that all of us, including my attorneys, I believe we were all discussing what we read in the paper about Mr. Hale’s testimony.

Q: You, sir, in your position, receive extensive briefing and briefing books concerning virtually every item that occurs to you on your daily schedule; is that correct, sir?
A: Well, I get a national security briefing in the morning and I get a scheduling book for the rest of the day, yes, sir.

Q: Have you received a briefing book concerning your testimony, sir?
A: I have received a briefing book which contains what I have said before in my interrogatories, and our notes on the three times I have been interviewed already by the Special Counsel’s Office.

Q: Did that briefing book contain any accounts concerning what Mr. Hale had allegedly said under oath during the course of this trial, sir?
A: No, sir, it didn’t.

Q: Okay. You were asked by Mr. Heuer, sir, concerning whether or not you had ever gone to Mr. McDougal and sought financial aid from Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan concerning your joint business ventures; do you remember that, sir?
A: Yes, sir, I do.

Q: You and Ms. Clinton – well, perhaps maybe I’m misphrasing it. There was, in fact, an occasion in which you did go to a financial institution controlled by Mr. McDougal concerning financial assistance to the Whitewater Development, was there not, sir?
A: That’s correct.

Q: All right. Can you tell the jury, sir, what arose, what was the circumstances by which – first of all, who was it that did it?
A: My memory is that when Mr. McDougal had the bank up in Madison County, in the mountains of north Arkansas, Madison County is a county that adjoins Marion County were the Whitewater property was, that I had borrowed some money there, either Hillary or I one borrowed some money there, but it was our – our family, Hillary and I borrowed the money to build a house on one of the lots, one of the Whitewater lots that Jim thought would make it easier for us to sell the lots, make it more attractive, make it more realistic. And he had called me and said he had put some money into the developing of the lots and I should build a house, and we agreed to that, and that’s what we did. I think that’s what the loan was for.

Q: Okay. And that was the Bank of Kingston; is that correct, sir?
A: I believe that’s right.

Q: All right. Later became called Madison Bank and Trust, I believe. Were you familiar with the change in name at a later date?
A: I am now, I don’t know that I knew when it happened.

Q: And were you aware at the time, sir, that that was a financial institution owned jointly by Mr. McDougal and Stephen Smith?
A: I knew that Steve had an interest in the bank, yes.

Q: Okay. I believe the question was something along the line of, kind of describe for the jury’s benefit your knowledge of Stephen Smith and your relationship with Stephen Smith.
A: I met Mr. Smith I believe in 1972 when he was a young Arkansas state legislator from Madison County. And in 1974, when I ran for Congress, Mr. Smith supported that effort, worked in my campaign. He later came to work for me and he worked in my first term as governor, in the governor’s office. He left shortly before the election of 1980, and that’s the last time he ever worked for me. I maintained a limited but occasional contact with Steve in the years after that.

Q: And while he worked for you in the governor’s office was the same time that Mr. McDougal also worked with you in the governor’s office?
A: That’s right, they worked there together.

Q: And was that also the same time that Mr. McDougal advanced to you or sought you out concerning your investment in what later became Whitewater Development Corporation? Was that also about the same time?
A: Mr. Jahn, I think that was before that. I believe that Mr. McDougal and Susan and Hillary and I invested in Whitewater in 1978, before I became governor.

Q: Okay. But in 1978, was Mr. Smith working for you as attorney general, sir?
A: He was working in the attorney general’s office.

Q: Okay.
A: But Mr. McDougal wasn’t.

Q: Okay. Thank you. I’m sorry. Again, if I ask a question that’s not a hundred percent within the confines of your memory, please correct me on that particular regard.
A: All right, sir.

Q: So, there did come an occasion then where you were approached, or you and Mr. McDougal discussed obtaining some financing for the benefit of Whitewater Development Corporation, and Mr. McDougal made the arrangements, did he not, sir?
A: Well, I assume that we made them together, since we took out the loan and we took it out from that bank.

Q: Do you recall you and your wife going to the Bank of Kingston and executing notes and the like?
A: No, I think we signed the note without going up there.

Q: Okay. And so, at the time that you did it, you knew that it was Mr. McDougal’s institution?
A: I did.

Q: Okay. And you knew that he and Mr. Smith were basically in control of that institution?
A: I did.

Q: Now, at the time that it was done, though, is it fair, and I don’t want to put words in your mouth that aren’t fair, sir, is it fair to say that you actually considered that to be a debt of Whitewater Development Corporation, even though you were personally, or perhaps your wife was personally responsible, didn’t you really consider that to be part of the Whitewater Development Corporation Enterprise, itself?
A: Mr. Jahn, I think the fair way to characterize it was, I considered that loan in the same light that I considered the other loans that we had taken out to finance Whitewater. That is, I had hoped that the company would generate enough income from the sales of lots to repay those loans, but I was well aware that if it did not generate that income that I would be personally liable on them.

Q: Okay. And that hope, sir, was based upon representations that Mr. McDougal made to you; is that correct, sir?
A: Yes, sir. He had been in the land development business for some years, and he had enjoyed quite a bit of success in that.

Q: And you and your wife had no experience in land development; is that correct?
A: No. I had had that one very limited experience where I had made an investment with him and it had returned a nice profit in a modest amount of time.

Q: But as far as putting in roads and developing tracts —
A: No.

Q: — and developing marketing programs and the like, that was Mr. McDougal’s expertise?
A: That’s right. And that was the understanding, that we would put in half of the money but that he would manage it.

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