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One way to deal with a gambling addiction? Axe-wielding man smashes slot machines in northern Italy

Nure Bregu smashed up the machines at a bar near Padua in northern Italy. He walked into the bar and smashed up the machines in a 30 second rage. When he had finished, the father-of-two calmly walked back outside. He was arrested and sentenced to six months in jail in an immediate trial. Bregu, a labourer, will not serve the sentence due to prison overcrowding. This is the dramatic moment a frustrated gambler returned to an Italian bar and smashed up seven fruit machines with an axe after losing more than £4,000.


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Questions haunt family of man with Down syndrome who died in police custody

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© Katherine Frey / The Washington PostPhotographs of Ethan Saylor as he was growing up adorn a side table in the dining room of Patti Saylor’s home in Mount Airy. With an IQ of 40, he still believed in Santa and would reach out to hold someone’s hand whenever he walked in the rain or on ice, said his mother, a 55-year-old nurse with a special education degree.
He was crying out for her.

"Mommy!" someone heard Ethan Saylor scream as three off-duty Frederick County deputies yanked the 26-year-old with Down syndrome from a movie theater seat and dragged him, struggling, toward the door.

Patti Saylor was already in the car on her way to the Regal Westview cinema after getting a call from her son's 18-year-old aide, saying she was unsure what to do. They had just finished watching Zero Dark Thirty, and now Ethan didn't want to go home. He had hit a Lenscrafter store's window in protest.

Patti was maybe five minutes away when she called the aide, expecting to hear that Ethan had already calmed down, that the two were fine and eating at McDonald's. Instead, she was told that Ethan was unconscious, not breathing and on his way to the hospital.

Only this week - after the Frederick County Sheriff's Office released long-awaited documents detailing its investigation into Robert Ethan Saylor's death Jan. 12 at the hands of its deputies - would his mother read the witness statements describing how her son had called out for her in his last moments.

"I have to stop myself and think he's not experiencing that fear at this moment," Patti said, crying in her New Market living room, where the Saylor family had gathered for their first sit-down interview since Ethan's death. "That's over. That's done. He's not feeling that now."

For six months, the Saylor family has remained quiet, patiently waiting to learn how a young man fascinated with law enforcement died with handcuff marks on his wrists.

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'Face of terror': Boston sgt suspended over leak of Tsarnaev's arrest photos

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After Boston Magazine published previously unseen photographs of the night of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev's capture, in response to a now controversial Rolling Stone cover, the man who released the pictures has had his badge revoked.

The new images, which were provided by Sgt. Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police, were accompanied by a statement written by Murphy, who was angered by the magazine cover of Tsarnaev, arguing that it promoted an unfair image of the suspected terrorist.

"The truth is that glamorizing the face of terror is not just insulting to the family members of those killed in the line of duty, it also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine," wrote Murphy.

Comment: What ever happened to innocent till proven guilty, Dzhokar Tsarnaev has already been convicted by the MSM with garbage like this from Rolling Stone, they just parrot the "official" narrative which has so many holes in it that you could call it Swiss cheese!

For a more objective analysis read:

The True Face of Boston Terrorism

Strategy of Tension - Boston Marathon bombing

Ink Blot Tests and 'actors' at the Boston bombings

Why there were no 'actors' at the Boston Marathon bombing

'It's all a hoax!' Boston Bombings and "Crazy Conspiracy Theories"

Lambs to the Slaughter: Boston lockdown for manhunt of bombings 'suspect'

Listen:

SOTT Talk Radio: Baghdad to Boston - Terrorism Strikes the American Homeland


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The experience of being brown in America

Another blogger asked the question, "why is it always about race when a white person kills a black person? Why is it never about race when a black person kills a white person?"

For real? I really need to explain this to people? Here, watch a video:


Okay, you're back? Good. Here's why it's about race: It's about race because it's about race.

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11-month-old Gabriella Luong dies in hot car in Alabama, mother 'had too many things on her mind'

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© MYFOXAL.COMJuly 17, 2013: This image shows flowers and notes left near the site where an 11-month-old girl died after being locked inside an SUV
An 11-month-old girl died Thursday after she was left inside a hot car in Homewood, Ala., for hours because her mother "had too many things on her mind."

Gabriella Gi-Ny Luong's mother, Katie Luong, was thinking about other things as she drove to work Wednesday morning. The baby was asleep in her car seat, presumably in the backseat. Luong forgot to drop her off at the babysitter's. She proceeded to work and left the baby in her SUV, completely forgetting that the infant was even there. She didn't realize the baby was in the car the baby-sitter called her Wednesday afternoon.

Gabriella was found unconscious in her car seat. It was 91 degrees outside.

Police said they received a call at 1:30 p.m. about a baby locked in a vehicle. Gabriella was pronounced dead at the hospital. She had been in the car for roughly three and a half hours.

Stock Down

Detroit: largest US city to file for bankruptcy (for now...)

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Detroit may be gearing up for a battle with creditors the day after it became the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with $18bn (£12bn) of debt.

Creditors fear they will not be paid, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said, adding the city is "basically broke".

Court papers filed on Thursday night listed 100,000 entities as creditors to the city. But unions have described the bankruptcy filing as a power grab.

Detroit, once a symbol of US industrial power, has faced decades of decline.

It is seeking protection from creditors who include public-sector workers and their pension funds.

Detroit's problems stem from declining industry. Public services are nearing collapse and about 70,000 properties lie abandoned.

Mayor Dave Bing has vowed that public services will keep running and wages for public workers will be paid.

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Repugnicans reject proposal to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists

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A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI's terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday.

Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would have given the U.S. Department of Justice authority to block suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and explosives.

"Terrorists are knowingly exploiting our laws," Lowey said, citing American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.

The amendment was defeated in the House Appropriations Committee by a 19-29 vote.

"Americans expect our government to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, the mentally ill, and terrorists," Lowey said in a statement. "A suspected terrorist cannot board a plane but can pass a background check to buy a gun. It is absurd that my Republican colleagues opposed our amendment to close this dangerous gap in our gun safety laws."

Comment: No doubt the NRA has been busy greasing the palms of congress. It is equally obvious the PTB need to keep the gun violence and chaos at high pitch, so they can continue to spy on us and "protect us" from the evil terrorist threat - a "threat" which is a complete fantasy.
Jack Abramoff: How to Prey, Bribe and Own a US Congressmen?

For an interesting discussion on the gun control debate listen to this SOTT Talk Radio Broadcast:
Gun Control USA: Do Guns Protect Civil Liberties?


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Double Standards: Iowa law enforcement agent fired after reporting republican governor's car for speeding

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Larry Hedlund was fired for doing his job, and now intents to sue the state of Iowa
An agent of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) claims he was fired from his job after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad (R)'s vehicle for speeding. According to the Des Moines Register, Larry Hedlund, 55, intends to sue the state after being fired at the end of a 2 and a half month investigation that could leave him unemployable in law enforcement.

"I've been treated like a criminal," Hedlund, who has a 25-year record with the Division with no previous discipline issues, said to the Register Wednesday. "The best analogy I can give you is that they investigated me like I was a murderer, and in the process they murdered my career."

DCI officials would not comment on personnel matters to the Register, but paperwork Hedlund provided to the paper said that he was being dismissed from the division due to "negative and disrespectful messages" he emailed to subordinates about DCI leadership, for misusing a state vehicle and for being "deceptive" with supervisors.

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Air Force drone crashes and explodes in Florida, shutting down highway

A United States military drone presumed to be a QF-4 crashed, exploded and sent up a large black cloud of smoke Wednesday morning at Tyndall Air Force Base.


Local news outlets from the Florida panhandle region reported Wednesday morning that an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed on the drone runway at Tyndall AFB during take-off at 8:20 a.m. EST that morning.

Eyewitnesses told WJHG News that the drone "came in hard and fast" before it crashed.

According to the network, Tyndall officials said the drone was carrying a small self-destruct charge and "had to be destroyed for safety considerations during its return to base following a routine operation."

Following the accident, the UAV reportedly went up in flames and started a ground fire, prompting authorities to close nearby Highway 98. They've reported no injuries.

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23-yr-old engineer ends life. Reason: A crow sat on his head

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Anand V H was all of 23, and an engineering graduate to boot. But he was superstitious too - so superstitious that he ended his life on Thursday, all because a crow perched itself on his head -- twice -- the previous day. Anand committed suicide allegedly by consuming poison at his rented accommodation on 3rd Cross, 5th Main, Manjunath Nagar in Rajajinagar. The incident came to light Thursday morning after his older brother, who was in Gadag (420 km from Bangalore near Dharwad), got worried and came to check on him.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Anand got very upset after a crow sat on his head on Wednesday. He immediately called up his mother and narrated the entire incident to her, expressing fears that it augured ill - a belief among a section of Hindus. His mother tried to allay his fears and told him to visit the Hanumantharaya Swamy temple and light a lamp. Anand, however, was not convinced and went home and locked himself up before taking the drastic step.

"My brother had called my mother, Parvathi, and told her about the crow. He was very tense when he spoke. My mother rushed to an astrologer and on his advice told Anand to pray at the Hanumantharaya Swamy temple," V H Hampanna, elder brother of the victim, told Bangalore Mirror.
He went on to add that a few minutes later he called up Anand, but didn't get any response. He presumed his younger sibling was resting as he used to wake up by 5.30 am to go to work and take a nap after returning from work around 4.45 pm.