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Woman forced to strip and serve jail time for overdue traffic ticket in Texas

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Richland Hills - A woman was arrested because she hadn't responded to an overdue traffic ticket after a mere 60 days. Not only was she taken to jail, she was forcibly strip searched.

Sarah Boaz is a woman from Texas who ran a stop sign in August. She was caught running that stop sign and issued a ticket by Richland Hills Police. She never imagined what would come next. Boaz expected to pay the ticket and move on with her life. Until the Richland Hills Police Department sent someone to her home for her unpaid traffic ticket according to CBS News:
"I guess it was just frustrating to me, that a bill that I pay a month late, I end up in jail for," she said.

Boaz' expected trip to work Wednesday morning never happened. Because of her unpaid ticket, the Richland Hills City Marshal was waiting at her house with a warrant for her arrest. "I'm like, nobody puts out a bench warrant after 60 days. Why would you do that? You wouldn't do that."

Even when Boaz arrived at the jail, in handcuffs, she still didn't think it was real. Then a female officer started giving her instructions. She remembered the officer saying, "'I'm going to need you to undress. I'm going to need you to stand against the wall. Please don't step in front of this white box, or I'll take that'... aggressive toward me. Obviously I am going to jail."
Apparently the town puts people in jail almost immediately for unpaid tickets, unlike what they would do in a city.


Police abuse? Cops shoot 14-year-old in the face with a taser

The photo above is of 14-year-old Joseph Williams' face after police in Bucks County, Pennsylvania tased him.

Williams' mother, Marissa Sargeant, released the photo and is demanding an investigation into the officers who arrested her teen. She said, "The picture speaks a thousand words."

Williams was arrested on Tuesday in Walmart - he and his 19-year-old cousin Jordan Gibson were caught shoplifting.

According to police, they cuffed the 14-year-old but he ran away before they could put him in a cruiser.

Police officers told NBC10 that they "yelled warnings at the teen and fearing for his safety, they fired a stun gun to subdue him. The D.A. says the Taser struck the boy in the face and with his hands cuffed, the boy had no way to brace himself against falling face-first."


Man arrested for trying to pick up his kids from school by foot

Tennessee - A father attempts to pick his children up from school by foot which triggers an explosive reaction from the overseeing officer who is enforcing a new car pick-up policy. Jim Howe, the father, is arrested for disorderly conduct for no clear reason and has filed a lawsuit. "I'm not raising my voice, I'm not confrontational, I want my kids," Jim Howe said prior to the arrest. "You don't need a reason as a parent to go get your children. They are our children," says Howe.


John F. Kennedy and the Titans

Comment: This is the ninth in a series of 12 articles written in 2006 commemorating (at the time) the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of JFK. This year, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of what can, in hindsight and in Truth, be called the Day America Died.

Anyone who has taken the time to study the facts about that fateful day in Dallas, TX, will already know that JFK was deliberately murdered by a cabal of psychopathic warmongers who were opposed to his plans for a more peaceful world. That same cabal is still in power today, and it has extended its reach across the globe.

We will be featuring one article per day between now and the anniversary.

You can find the rest of the JFK series on the right hand bar of Sott.net. You can also purchase a Kindle of the whole series on Amazon.

If you do nothing else, just take the time to watch the Sott.net/QFG produced version of 'Evidence of Revision', a three disc set that presents archive footage that will leave you in no doubt who killed JFK and why.

John F. Kennedy and the Titans

On November 19, 1963, 43 years ago today, at a ceremony in the White House Flower Garden, John F. Kennedy welcomed officers of state education associations of the National Education Association. he remarked: "I realize once again in a very personal way what a tremendous flood of children are coming into our schools..."

He was always concerned about children, his own as well as the children of all Americans and the world.

Later that same day, President Kennedy sent a message to the rededication ceremonies of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania writing:
"The goals of liberty and freedom, the obligations of keeping ours a government of and for the people are never-ending."
Still later, President Kennedy signed into law a bill (HR1989) allowing the legislature of the Virgin Islands to issue general obligation bonds. (PL88-180). He then pocket vetoed a bill (S1201) for the relief of James T. Maddux.

Between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m., Kennedy met with Dean Rusk and Phillips Talbott.

It was John F. Kennedy's 1,033rd day in office.


South Africa mall roof collapse kills two, traps dozens

Two people have died and about 40 are feared trapped after a roof collapsed at the construction site of a South African shopping mall, paramedics say.

The BBC's Nick Ericsson says early reports suggest the back wall gave way

Rescue teams are working in the dark to find those beneath the rubble at the site in Tongaat, north of Durban.

Crisis Medical, an emergency service provider in Durban, told BBC Focus on Africa that about 30 people had been taken to hospitals in the area.

Officials said those trapped were construction workers.

"It was a mall building still under construction; most of those still trapped inside the building were construction workers," police spokeswoman Mandy Govender told the AFP news agency.


Six people killed after U.S.-registered private jet crashes on its way to Paris

Six people died after a US-registered private business jet crashed on its way to Paris today.The horrifying accident saw the single-engine Socata TBM-700 come down in Mouffy, in the Yonne department in Burgundy, at around 11.30am.It had taken off from the tourist town of Annecy, in the French Alps, and was due to land at Toussus-le-Noble, in the Yvelines department, which borders Paris.


Tragedy: A single-engine Socata jet like this one has crashed on its way to Paris killing all six people on board
All those on board, who have not yet been identified, are thought to have died on impact with the ground.

Emergency services confirmed that the plane was registered in America, but the nationality of those on board was not known either.

The Socata TBM-700 is a high performance turboprop mainly used by business people and wealthy leisure flyers.


JFK likely related to Michael Collins say West Cork genealogy experts (VIDEO)


Cork genealogist believes there is a blood-link between President John F Kennedy and Michael Collins.

A new investigation is underway in West Cork to prove President John F Kennedy was related to Irish leader Michael Collins.

Both men are iconic figures and were assassinated at the height of their powers and questions have long lingered as to who shot them.

Locals in the town of Clonakilty are fascinated by the strong possibility that JFK and Collins shared a blood link.

The linking of two such iconic figures in Irish and American history could be a huge boost to the West Cork region.

President Kennedy spent time in Cork during his 1963 visit to Ireland.

The Irish Examiner reports that the link is to be investigated as three of John F Kennedy's great-grandparents came from West Cork.

The town will celebrate its strong links with JFK on Friday with a two part ceremony, involving the laying of a wreath and a lecture, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Tim Crowley, founder of the Michael Collins Centre outside Clonakilty, told the Irish Examiner: "It's a little-known fact that three of his eight great-grandparents came from the West Cork area."

The report adds that two of JFK's great grandparents, Margaret Field and James F Hickey, came from the Clonakilty area.

It says that after emigrating to Boston during the Famine, they married and had a daughter, Mary Augusta Hickey, who went on to marry Patrick Joseph Kennedy. Their son was Joe Kennedy, JFK's father.

The paper also reports that Margaret Field's grandmother, JFK's great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Sheehy was born near Woodfield, Clonakilty, close to where Collins was born.

Crowley added: "The big question we are investigating is whether Michael Collins and JFK were related. JFK's ancestors, the Sheehys, were neighbors of Collins's ancestors.

"Rose Kennedy's family came from Bruff, Limerick. Her mother was a Hannon, but her grandmother was Mary Ann Fitzgerald from the Abbey area of Skibbereen."


Church of Scientology dedicates $145 million 'Super Power' building

Hollywood superstars Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston were reportedly among the thousands of Scientologists gathered Sunday in Clearwater, Fla., to dedicate the Flag Building, a multi-million dollar addition to the church's headquarters there.

The 377,-000-square-foot building, which cost $145 million to build, is the only one of the church's facilities to have special rooms for practicing the "Super Power" program designed by Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard. The church has been waiting since the 1970s, when Hubbard developed the program, to have a proper venue to unveil it, according to the Tampa Bay Times.


Headquarters: The $145m building reportedly will be the only place where a highly classified Super Power program, first advanced by church founder L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s, will be conducted

Comment: Watch the following Sott.net produced video on the problem of cults, including Scientology, around the world.

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German news report charges U.S. with conducting illegal operations from German soil with government's knowledge

protest NSA
© Claudia Himmerlreich/McClatchy
Demonstrators in Berlin, Germany, protest against the data gathering by the United States and the NSA.
The breach in U.S.-German relations seemed likely to widen Friday after a joint German newspaper and television investigation titled "Secret War" reported that American intelligence and military use this nation for "tapping, code cracking, recruiting informants, observing suspects, kidnapping and abducting foreign enemies."

What's more, the reports added: "The Germans have known all that for years."

The reports come at a time when German-U.S. relations have been taking a beating. In June, documents released by former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA has spied on the electronic communications of tens of millions of Germans. In October, the news broke that the NSA had even been tapping the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for years, even before she became chancellor.

The resulting freefall in American popularity was tracked by a poll by national German public television station ARD. That poll showed that only 35 percent of Germans still see the United States as a good partner, down from 49 percent in July. The poll also found that 61 percent of Germans now see the United States as an untrustworthy partner and that 60 percent of Germans consider Snowden - who has been called a traitor by American officials - to be a hero. President Barack Obama's star has fallen fast. In April 2010, 88 percent of Germans said they liked his politics; the new poll put that number at 43 percent.

The news organizations - the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and German public television station NDR, two of Germany's most respected - say that the eight reports they published Friday were just the first of many that will come in the next few weeks.


Taiwan police department unveils Special Forces' scary new Stormtrooper look

Taiwanese Special Forces

Taiwanese police officers
With the increase toward further "security" and consequential police militarization, law enforcement officers have recently more often resembled soldiers or stormtroopers instead of the peace keepers that the people of their communities, or nation, would expect them to be.

With the ever expanding usage of drones, armored vehicles, and high-capacity automatic weapons, it's no wonder that there is growing paranoia and fear toward those who sport a shiny badge and uniform, and other authority figures who carry out the will of the government. Taiwan has taken their special forces gear to a whole new level of scary. The uniforms, recently unveiled by the Taiwanese government, feature bullet-proof armor and a terrifying and extremely concealing ballistic face mask.

The armor is designed to protect the wearer from close range shots, but critics have said that they more closely resemble something from a horror movie than they do any sort of police officer or soldier. They may not have any peripheral vision, but they successfully achieve the intended intimidation factor. It is alleged that the masks can shield the soldiers from close-range shots from a .44 magnum, and that the mask distributes the impact of the bullet over a condensed surface area. One has to wonder what the restricted vision will do for their combat effectiveness though, or how it might hold up against a molotov cocktail, which currently seems to be the weapon of choice by violent demonstrators.