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Woman caught on camera tumbling out of LAPD squad car says she was being sexually assaulted

A woman who was shown on camera tumbling out of a moving LAPD squad car last year said she fell out of the vehicle to avoid being sexually assaulted by her arresting officer.

KCAL9′s Stacey Butler spoke to the woman's attorney, Arnoldo Cassillas.

The alleged victim, Kim Nguyen, a 27-year-old pharmacist, says she was handcuffed in the back of a squad car when an officer began to sexually assault her in the early morning hours of March 17, 2013. Nguyen said the officer's negligence also caused her to tumble out of the vehicle.


State Terrorism: Ohio man arrested with bombs and AR-15 was intel analyst with top secret clearance

© Tri-County Regional Jail
A man caught speeding with 48 bombs in his car also had a remote detonating device, guns, and military base schematics and was on an 85 mph b-line toward a U.S. Navy SEALs training facility, Police tell Laura Arenschield of the Columbus Dispatch.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, was in a 70 mph zone and law enforcement caught up with him on New Years Eve, pulled him over, and eventually arrested him. Now Boguslawski, who works as a trainer at the Indiana training facility for Navy SEALs, is under suspicion for potential terrorist aspirations.

"I think there is a significant risk to the public," Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins told reporters, explaining the million dollar bond. "Until we can sort through the facts of this case and what we have here and what his intent was, it is necessary to keep the public safe."


Trial of anti-nuclear activists in Missouri ends with unusual sentence


Defendants Betsy Keenan of Maloy, Iowa (center), and Charity Sr. Cele Breen of Kansas City, Mo. (right), march with other activists to the trial Dec. 13.
Defense attorney Henry Stoever meekly approached the bench of Presiding Judge Ardie Bland Dec. 13, complaining that security had refused to let him bring certain pieces of evidence into the courthouse: a full-sized wooden door with a banner proclaiming, "Open the door to a nuclear weapons free world!", as well as an array of picket signs.

Stoever was representing eight nuclear protesters on this unlucky trial date, and Bland, who had sentenced other nuclear activists to jail just two years prior, was the inauspicious icing on the cake.

Bland's eyebrows rose at Stoever's odd request and the packed courthouse tensed for the inevitable ridicule.

"Well, I permit it!" Bland said.

With that statement, Bland set the tone for the next three hours, as protest songs, jokes about national security and even the elderly reveries of Oblate Fr. Carl Kabat, 80, and Franciscan Fr. Jerome Zawada, 76, were permitted in the Kansas City municipal courtroom.

The eight activists were pleading not guilty to charges of trespassing onto the relocated National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant July 13. Since 1949, the plant has produced or acquired "about 85 percent of the components that go into a typical nuclear weapon," according to the Government Accountability Office. It took a year to move the nearly 3 million-square-foot facility 8 miles, and the relocation alone cost $80 million, according to a plant press release.


Behind the Headlines: 911 Revisited - 12th Anniversary

In the lead-up to the 12th anniversary of 9/11, we did a radio show in which we discussed 'the day that changed the world forever', looking back at what really happened that fateful day, discussing the most likely conspirators, and trying to understand the attacks in the context of all that has transpired on our planet since then.

The event, we're told, was the work of 19 vengeful Muslim Arabs hijacking four commercial airplanes with box cutters and flying them into major U.S. landmarks. It spurred the U.S. government to herald a new regime - the 'endless War on Terror' - to protect Americans - and 'freedom-loving peoples everywhere' - from the terrorists who "hate us for our freedoms," freedoms that were subsequently dismantled in systematic fashion by those same legislators, not the alleged terrorists. But the effects of 9/11 extend way beyond the evisceration of civil liberties.

An 'Axis of Evil Regimes that harbor terrorists' was declared; whole countries and millions of people were wiped off the map. A global 'Big Brother' surveillance infrastructure came into being, rapidly transforming the 'free West' into an ubiquitous totalitarian regime (with the rest of the world following suit to one degree or another). Rampant plundering of economies by elite-owned banks and corporations caused a global financial crisis in which ordinary people were left holding the bill.

As shocking as 9/11 was, the underlying motif of a 'self-inflicted wound' to institute a larger, covert agenda is one that repeats in history. Hitler had his 9/11 with the Reichstag Fire. The Catilinarian Conspiracies were the product of Cicero's devious imagination in the tumultuous period that saw Rome transition from Republic to Empire...

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Brazilian motorist drove almost four miles with dead cyclist sticking out of his windshield


CCTV captures the car (ringed on the left) driving with what looks like something on its windscreen
  • Motorists initially mistook the victim for a doll but called police
  • The upper body was protruding from the smashed glass
  • Jose Adil Simioni, 58, was led staggering from his Fiat in handcuffs
  • Tragic Marco Aurelio Dlovski was pronounced dead at the scene
A Brazilian drink driver drove five miles with a dying cyclist he had knocked over trapped inside his broken windscreen.

Motorists mistook the victim for a doll but called police after stopping the car and discovering the upper body protruding from the smashed glass and draped over the top of the vehicle was human.

Stunned onlookers gathered round to take photos while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.


Should Facebook Pay Its Users?

© Reuters/Lee Celano.
A flag announcing the IPO of Facebook flies outside the offices of JPMorgan in New York City.
Facebook has 1.3 billion users. If it were a country, it would be the second-largest in the world. Every twenty minutes, its users share 1 million links, write 3 million messages, and attempt to make 2 million new friends.

"Content" is the Internet's anesthetizing term for everything it publishes, from articles to listicles, videos to slideshows. In the digital economy, form (or infrastructure) is valued more than content - we pay engineers, not oversharers.

Facebook is worth more than $140 billion (though many argue that it's far overvalued), and while the company pays its designers and marketing specialists, the 1.3 billion writers, photographers, link-bait generators and filmmakers who spend, on average, more than fifteen hours per month on the site are seen as "users," not contributors.

Laurel Ptak, a curator and professor at the New School, recently published a manifesto, "Wages for Facebook." Written in all-caps and with theatrical swagger ("Our fingertips have become distorted from so much liking, our feelings have gotten lost from so many friendships"),Ptak insists that Facebook's "content generators" ought - MUST! - be paid for what they bring to the site.

The text of the manifesto scrolls automatically so it can be read on a mobile device with both hands at ease. Ptak appears to want clearer lines between participation and consumption, and scrolling - one of many gestures that have been patented by technology companies - turns the reader's body into a kind of "on" switch.


'Good people disobey bad laws': Smoker bids good riddance to ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg by lighting up cigarette inside City Hall

Audrey Silk, founder of smokers' rights group NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.), protests by lighting cigarette inside City Hall.

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Party time! Palestinians in Gaza celebrate Sharon's death

© REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Palestinians step on crossed-out posters depicting late former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as they mark his passing, Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Jan. 11, 2014.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon left painful memories in the minds of thousands of Palestinians. He became known as "the butcher" in many circles, in light of his indifference toward the killing and displacement of Palestinians, especially in the Palestinian camps.

An atmosphere of joy and gloating prevailed in the Gaza Strip as news arrived of Sharon's death on Jan. 11 - after having spent eight years in a coma in an Israeli hospital. He is considered one of the most murderous Israeli figures against the Palestinians.

Activists belonging to various Palestinian parties distributed candy in some neighborhoods of Gaza City, carrying pictures of Sharon with a red circle around him and a line through his face. They celebrated the announcement of his death, regarding it as a "holy day" worth celebrating.

Comment: Meanwhile, Israelis are remembering this barbarian as 'naive' for 'extending the hand of peace to Palestinians'...

Sharon didn't pull settlers out of Gaza as an act of kindness towards Palestinians; he did it to help 'make permanent' Gaza's situation as an open-air prison.

Consistent with this policy, the Separation Wall through the West Bank was his idea.

It wouldn't surprise us in the least to learn that the 'suicide bombers' were his idea too.

Sharon didn't give a damn about anyone or anything. He was a psychopath like all the other leaders in Israel and elsewhere; their creed is 'just do what you like, take what you like, kill as you like, then make stuff up about why you did it'.

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Two Californian policemen walk free after beating and tasing unarmed homeless man to death

© Police State USA
Kelly Thomas, before and after dealing with Fullerton Police.
Fullerton - In 2011, a group of police officers brutally beat an unarmed homeless man to death with clubs, fists, and repeated electric shocks. The story got national attention when the video of the attack showed the mentally ill man wailed for his father as police bludgeoned him mercilessly.

The violent story has reached its a heartbreaking conclusion when a jury announced that the police officers who had been charged with his death would all walk away as free men. The frustrating story shows that even in the rare instances when police officers face criminal charges for their brutality, their position of power makes it incredibly easy for them to get away with murder.

Easy Prey

© Orange County Register
An undated photo of Kelly Thomas’ life on the streets.
The incident took place approximately two and a half years ago on a hot summer night in Fullerton. On July 5th, 2011, at approximately 8:30 p.m., police were investigating a report of parked cars that had been burglarized. Their efforts brought them near a bus station in Fullerton where they approached a shirtless, "homeless-looking man." That man was a local transient named Kelly Thomas, 37, who suffered from schizophrenia. He sifted through garbage cans, slept on benches, and lived on the streets.

Many officers of the department were familiar with Thomas, as he had a history of drug problems and and had dealt with police before. But he was not prone to violence, a department spokesperson later stated.

Police officers spent several minutes questioning Thomas. They asked him if he had drank alcohol that day, and about the contents of his bag. Thomas refused a search of his bag and swatted an officer's hand away when someone tried to take it from him. Police threatened to arrest Thomas for burglary.

At one point Thomas was seated on the ground, posing no threat, but police did not take the opportunity to him. Instead, Officer Manuel Ramos turned away from the Thomas and went to go put gloves on his hands.


The number of working age Americans without a job has risen by almost 10 million under Obama

That headline is not a misprint. The number of working age Americans that do not have a job has increased by nearly 10 million since Barack Obama first entered the White House. In January 2009, the number of "officially unemployed" workers plus the number of Americans "not in the labor force" was sitting at a grand total of 92.6 million. Today, that number has risen to 102.2 million. That means that the number of working age Americans that are not working has grown by close to 10 million since Barack Obama first took office. So why does the "official unemployment rate" keep going down? Well, it is because the federal government has been pretending that millions upon millions of unemployed workers have "left the labor force" over the past few years and do not want to work anymore. The government says that another 347,000 workers "left the labor force" in December. That is nearly five times larger than the 74,000 jobs that were "created" by the U.S. economy last month. And it is important to note that more than half of those jobs were temporary jobs, and it takes well over 100,000 new jobs just to keep up with population growth each month. So the unemployment rate should not have gone down. If anything, it should have gone up.