Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

London Police Accused of Waterboarding Suspects
Metropolitan Police officers subjected suspects to waterboarding, according to allegations at the center of a major anti-corruption inquiry, was reported on Tuesday.
The interrogation claims are part of a wide-ranging investigation which also includes accusations that officers fabricated evidence and stole suspects’ property. It has already led to the abandonment of a drug trial and the suspension of several police officers.
None of the officers under suspicion has been arrested, but the IPCC said last night: "This is an ongoing criminal investigation and as such all six officers will be criminally interviewed under caution."
Police: Kids in back seat of car while mom has sex in front
A Marysville mother was arrested after police found her having sex with a man in the front seat of a car while her two young children sat in the back seat, according to police reports.
Danica A. Wallace, 24, was charged with two counts of endangering children as well as public indecency, drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated and taken to Clark County Jail, according to a Springfield police report. Her 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter were taken in by family.
Police said they found Wallace engaged in sexual activity with Eric Welch, 29, of Springfield. Wallace told police that she had been driving, but pulled over to have sex with Welch because they could not have sex at the friend’s house where they had been, according to the police report.
Wallace admitted to drinking and failed a field sobriety test; and police found open beer bottles and a piece of foil with marijuana residue in the vehicle, according to the report.
Nursery woman on child porn charges
A female nursery worker has been charged with seven offences including making and distributing indecent images of children and sexual assault.
Vanessa George, 39, from Plymouth, Devon, worked at the Little Ted's nursery in Laira.
George, from Efford, remains in custody at Charles Cross police station in Plymouth and will appear at Plymouth Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
She faces two counts of sexual assault by penetration, two counts of sexual assault by touching, and three further counts of making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
The nursery, which operates from an adjoining school and church, remains closed.
Little Ted's operates from Laira Green Primary School and Laira United Church Hall.
Children are aged between two and five, but youngsters up to 11 can attend breakfast and after-school clubs.
77 Suspects Arrested on Child Pornography Charges in Florida
State, local and federal authorities have arrested 77 suspects on child pornography charges and rescued five young victims.
Gov. Charlie Crist announced the 10-week crackdown Tuesday at a news conference with "America's Most Wanted" TV host John Walsh and Attorney General Bill McCollum.
The suspects range in age from 17 to 83 and include two registered sex offenders. The last person was arrested Tuesday in Tallahassee.
Walsh called the crackdown "historic" and heaped praise on Crist and McCollum, saying he hoped both Republicans will win their next political races.
Crist is running for U.S. senator and McCollum for governor.
New Orleans Police Sergeant Burglarized Hours After His Death
A New Orleans police sergeant who survived the D-Day Normandy invasion to battle criminals for 63 years in the city of New Orleans finally lost one to the bad guys last week — only hours after he died.
The burglars, two men and a woman, broke into Police Sgt. Manuel Curry's house Thursday morning and stole several rifles and a handgun, along with jewelry, money and medication, New Orleans police said.
Curry, 84, believed to be the longest-serving active-duty police officer in the country, died of heart failure hours earlier.
His widow Genevieve "Jackie" Curry, whom he was married to for 51 years, was at a funeral home planning her husband's burial when she learned of the burglary, the paper reported.
"Oh my goodness. Who would do this?"



Anon Y. Mous said...

It's humanity wonderful?

Dan said...

Just another day in the great U.S.A.