Tuesday May 12th

Baltimore SWAT cop arrested for felonious assault in road rage incident.

A Baltimore city police officer is facing felony assault charges after an alleged road rage incident over the weekend in Harford County, and another officer was arrested on the same day on unrelated charges. Officer Robert Cirello is assigned to the city’s SWAT team. He was arrested Friday and his police powers have since been suspended. The alleged incident happened while he was off-duty but it involved a gun, 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller said.

Muslim, hired as a cook in the U.K., refuses to prepare pork products lest some fat splash upon him. Sues for racial discrimination.

A MUSLIM catering manager in Britain refused to cook sausages and bacon because he feared he would be splashed with pork fat, he told an industrial tribunal overnight, alleging religious discrimination. Hasanali Khoja, 60, from London, said he felt he was at risk of contact with pork products even if he wore gloves and used tongs to cook. Mr Khoja, who claims he was discriminated against due to his Islamic faith, also alleges that in a meeting to resolve the situation, a human resources manager pulled faces and made racist gestures. He said he had raised his objections to handling pork at his interview for a senior catering manager job with London’s Metropolitan Police Service, but had been assured he would not have to handle food as it was a supervisory role. Mr Khoja got the job but when he started work at a police training centre in 2005, he was found to lack the required level of computer skills and later that year he accepted a more junior job at the same site.

Wannabe rapper shoots stork clerk in head with BB gun during robbery in order to pick up a little street cred with his homies.

A self-described aspiring rapper confessed to robbing a convenience store Friday night and shooting a clerk in the temple with a BB gun in a misguided effort to gain “street credibility” for his career in Gainesville hip-hop, according to police. Steven Gilmore Jr., 21, was arrested in his Gainesville Place Apartment, at 2800 S.W. 35th Place, after a tip led police to his home. Gilmore confessed to the Friday night robbery and to a robbery last week of Hungry Howie’s restaurant, police said.

Uber liberal and super snotty Barbra Streisand’s 52 year old right hand gal gets busted for drug possession, weapon possession, driving on suspended license and driving with expired registration.

“Funny Girl” Barbra Streisand won’t be laughing about this one: her assistant was busted on drug charges. Tina Fortenberry was arrested in Malibu on Wednesday after cops found cocaine, methamphetamines and a dangerous weapon inside her car, cops said Saturday. Police pulled over Fortenberry, 52, on the Pacific Coast Highway when they saw her vehicle had expired tags. When they searched her car, they allegedly found the drugs.

Japan Airlines jet engine chows metal baggage container as the plane pulled away from passenger loading gate.

A large metal baggage container was sucked into the engine of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 on Monday as the giant jetliner prepared to depart with 245 passengers from Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. when Flight 61 to Narita, Japan, pulled back from Gate 101 at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Airport officials said the vacuum created by the air intake of the left outboard engine was so strong it pulled the empty container off a baggage cart that was either parked or driven too close to the aircraft.

Man from India has gone without bathing and brushing his chompers for 35 long smelly years.

An Indian man who fathered seven daughters has not washed for 35 years in an apparent attempt to ensure his next child is a boy, newspapers reported. Kailash “Kalau” Singh replaces bathing and brushing his teeth with a “fire bath” every evening when he stands on one leg beside a bonfire, smokes marijuana and says prayers to Lord Shiva, according to the Hindustan Times. “It’s just like using water to take a bath,” Kalau was reported as saying. “A fire bath helps kill germs and infection in the body.”

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Federal judge headed to prison for obstruction of justice after lying to investigators about sexually harassing female court employees. Congress may move to impeach him.

Congressional impeachment proceedings will likely begin today against U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent, who was sentenced to 33 months in prison Monday for lying to those investigating him for sexual misconduct. “Unless Judge Samuel Kent immediately resigns, we intend to introduce a resolution jointly (Tuesday) to commence an inquiry into whether grounds exist to impeach him and remove him from office,” said a joint statement issued by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, the committee’s ranking Republican member.

Federal government, scrambling for ways to separate money from citizens, thinking of imposing nationwide “soda tax.” It won’t stop there folks as anything else these idiots deem “bad for us” will be up for taxation in the near future.

Senate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system. The taxes would pay for only a fraction of the cost to expand health-insurance coverage to all Americans and would face strong opposition from the beverage industry. They also could spark a backlash from consumers who would have to pay several cents more for a soft drink. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee is set to hear proposals from about a dozen experts about how to pay for the comprehensive health-care overhaul that President Barack Obama wants to enact this year. Early estimates put the cost of the plan at around $1.2 trillion. The administration has so far only earmarked funds for about half of that amount.

Woman sent federal social security “stimulus” check. The catch, she died in 1967.

Millions of Americans on Social Security are receiving $250 checks as part of the president’s stimulus plan — including an Anne Arundel woman who died more than 40 years ago. The woman’s son, 83-year-old James Hagner, said he got the surprise when he checked his mailbox late last week. “It shocked me and I laughed all at the same time,” Hagner said. “I don’t even expect to get one for myself, and I get one for my mother from 43 years ago?”

DNA testing sets Tennessee man free, who sat on death row for 22 years, as prosecutors drop all charges.

Prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against a former inmate who spent two decades on Tennessee’s death row before the U.S. Supreme Court questioned his guilt. District Attorney Paul Phillips said he still believes Paul House, 47, was involved in the slaying of a young mother, but acknowledged in his petition that new evidence raises doubts that House acted alone and clouds what his role was. Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood accepted the request after a brief hearing. House, who spent 22 years on death row, was free and awaiting a new trial next month when the surprise petition was entered.

GM stock traded at lowest level since 1933. Hit a buck nine a share.

Shares of General Motors Corp. tumbled to their lowest level since 1933 Tuesday morning as investors feared significant dilution of their stock values or bankruptcy as the company approached a June 1 restructuring deadline. In early trading, GM shares dropped to $1.09, the lowest level since April 28, 1933, according to the Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago. By midmorning they had rebounded to $1.12, still down 32 cents, or 22.2 percent.

Law enforcement suspects teen kidnapped from apartment by her father because she joined the Mormon church.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued an endangered-person advisory after a 19-year-old University of Utah student was taken from her Holladay apartment Sunday — reportedly by her father who was upset that she had recently joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Danielle Alonso called the Sheriff’s Office on Sunday morning and told authorities that her father — 46-year-old Daniel Alonso — was enraged that she had converted to the LDS religion and told her she needed to come home to Corpus Christi, Texas, according to Lt. Don Hutson.

Oprah thinks it’s awesome to have a huge mansion and her own private jet. I guess she thinks Obama’s socialism plan is for everybody else.

The private-jet industry may have finally found its savior. During a speech to Duke University’s graduating class, Oprah talked about the secrets and joys of success. Among them: owning a mansion and a jet. “It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes! It’s great to have a nice home that just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara,” she told the students. “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.”

Dell announces formal ban of e-waste exports to third world countries.

PC maker Dell Inc. is formally banning the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries. Dell says its revised policy defines e-waste more strictly than the Basel Convention, an international treaty that governs e-waste handling.

Whacked out lefties lose, Donald Trump says Miss California can remain in her position. Way to hang tough against the rabid, raving lunatics Miss Prejean.

Donald Trump has said Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, can retain her crown. Trump, who owns the Miss USA pageant, made the announcement Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York City.

Quote of the day.

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

-John F. Kennedy

[We sure found that out in the last election didn’t we folks?…ed]

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