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January 31, 2015

pit bull was only one who cared for baby

The officers say they found nearly six grams of meth, security cameras hidden in various rooms, plus 15 pets and urine/feces all over the home.

ABC-7 has been told video from the security system shows one of the pets, a pit bull, showed more interest in Edmond's 11-month-old baby than he or Edmond's mother did.

LCPD detectives who watched the recordings say in a three-day period, the baby was only taken out of the crib 30 minutes to one hour a day.

The boy's only source of consistent contact was the pit bull, who would lick the child's face, keep him company and play with his toys.

The child's grandmother, 57-year-old Margaret Edmond, is also charged with child abuse.

Police say a recording shows her slapping and jabbing the boy and even knocking him against the crib bars.

LCPD is also reporting Edmond did not let his girlfriend and baby bathe in more than a month, adding the boy was only given 4 baths in his entire life.


January 30, 2015

Chris Christie falls out of chair in newly released footage

Chris Christie was down and out during a radio interview in Philly.

Never before seen footage shows the New Jersey Governor falling out of a chair last June during a visit to the WIP Morning Show.

In a video clip of the fall, the Governor tries to take a seat in a roller chair at the station, opposite radio show host Angelo Cataldi.

But in an ill timed move, the chair rolls back just as the Republican tries to settle in.

Christie is seen falling back on the floor and an aide rushes over to embarrassed politician to resolve the “chair issue.”
January 30, 2015

another bear feeder found dead,famous for hand feeding wild bears in North Carolina

'Bear Lady' of North Carolina may have been killed by bear she was famous for feeding as authorities find her savaged remains in the woods
Remains of Kay Grayson, 67, found in wooded area near her home
Authorities could only find bones, hair and ripped clothing
Sheriff believes she was killed by a bear or multiple bears
Grayson lived in isolated home, spent her days with local bears

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2932606/Bear-Lady-North-Carolina-killed-bear-authorities-savaged-remains-woods.html#ixzz3QLCQoRDk
January 30, 2015

69 yr old black man using golf club as cane gets arrested. dash cam saves him from cop's lies

White female officer who trained gun on 69-year-old man using golf club as a cane is pulled from duty after her online rants against 'rampant black racism' exposed
Dash cam video revealed that Officer Cynthia Whitlach was lying when she claimed William Wingate brandished the club at her in July
In the video, Wingate appears confused at Whitlach's screaming demands he drop the club he was using as a cane
After having some trouble hearing Whitlach, Wingate refuses to drop the club and is arrested

Facebook posts in which Whitlach appears to rage against 'black racists' in the wake of the Ferguson protests also came to light in the investigation
Whitlach has been placed on desk duty as

She told him he had swung it at her, and that audio and video recordings from her cruiser would back up her allegations.
Wingate appeared surprised, seemed to have trouble hearing the officer, and then insisted he had done no such thing.
He said he had used the golf club as a cane for 20 years.
Wingate was eventually convicted of unlawfully using a weapon under a plea deal in which the charge would be dismissed if he had no other offenses for two years.
No recordings surfaced to bolster Whitlach's version of events, and after a state lawmaker questioned the arrest, the city attorney's office took another look.
Whitlach was initially just given 'counseling' when the dash cam footage emerged. She was placed on desk duty when her Facebook posts were revealed
Whitlach was initially just given 'counseling' when the dash cam footage emerged.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2932419/Seattle-officer-arrested-man-golf-club-reassigned.html#ixzz3QHB1R8DH
January 30, 2015

"What do insanely poor people buy that ordinary people know nothing about?"

Interesting threads. thousands of contributions.


I was so poor once that I would go to Long John Silvers and order a water and crunchies (which used to be free) then sit there and watch the people that would dine in.
It was amazing how little they ate. And then they would leave without dumping their tray off in the trash.
Fries, hushpuppies, chicken, fish... all untouched. No I didn't eat a piece that was bitten off of.
I once saw a woman order a 2 piece fish and more for her kid, that ate 1 hushpuppy and a few fries, and then left the rest of it there. It was the best I had eaten in weeks.
Glad that's behind me now.

I got a pay day loan once... I had super shitty credit at this point, was desperate for money so I could pay rent and buy food. Somehow I got approved for a loan for $4,200, which I took, stupidly, that would have cost me almost $8,000 to pay off if I paid the minimum. I didn't have a choice since I needed to make rent, buy new tires for my car, registration and smog for my car, and pay back somebody I owed $1,000 to.. It was a bad time. Luckily I was able to get somebody in the family to help me with a co-sign for a debt consolidation loan for me at a very nice low interest rate. Otherwise to this day I would still be living with and paying through the nose for a very bad mistake, but it's hard to use the word "mistake" when talking about something I didn't really have a choice on.

The point is, NEVER get a pay day loan. Find another way if you can.

Hauling food out of the dumpster at 7-11, because they threw away piles of chip bags that were a day over their expiration. (Manager caught us one day, they apparently told the employees to stab a hole in each chip bag after that. NBD, we just had to sniff each bag to make sure nothing was contaminated). Checking neighbors' trash bins - rescuing half a damn pizza some idiots had ordered the night before, then threw away after a handful of slices. Hauling in furniture from alleyways - my littlest sibling, my sister, received a twin bed mattress that had a grotesque brown stain on it, looked like someone had shit a gallon of wet feces onto it. No fucks given, we scrubbed that fucker with bleach over and over, and she slept on it for years.

And then there were times when the welfare checks or food stamps didn't arrive, and the trash bins were not producing food. I grew up in a fairly rural area. When that happened?

I know that in winter, Grey Squirrel tastes fucking gross. Sure, people from the South can claim that their brown and red squirrels are delicious, but I would rather eat shit out of a pig's ass than eat another bite of goddamn squirrel meat. Or jackrabbit. Or goddamned dandelion greens.

I guess I'm just saying that it's not what "insanely poor" people BUY, since they're insanely poor - they can't fucking afford to buy ANYTHING. You can keep the electricity and rent paid, or you can.... nope, there is not other choice. Food? Medicine? Clothing? Furnishings? Blankets? All of this is shit you can pull out of the garbage.

January 29, 2015

good tip

January 29, 2015

texas school district finds poop on floor. separates kids by gender and inspects underwear

Nearly two-dozen elementary school students were reportedly forced to undergo an underwear inspection after feces were repeatedly found on their gymnasium's floor.

The partial strip search performed in the small town of Gustine, Texas, on Monday has since led to outrage by both students and their appalled parents.

"I felt uncomfortable and I didn't want to do it," 11-year-old Eliza Medina told KHOU. "I felt like they violated my privacy."

Eliza's mother, Maria Medina, said the students were separated by gender before they were ordered to "pull down their pants to check them to see if they could find anything," she told the station.


Eliza said she tried to protest the search but was told it was mandatory.

January 28, 2015

strict Utah school told girl wearing this dress to cover up

Utah girl, 15, forced to wear a coat to school dance because teachers felt THIS dress was indecent for showing too much shoulder
Gabi Finlayson, 15, attended Preference Dance at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, Saturday
She wore a delicate pink lace dress from Paris inspired by Audrey Hepburn
School official asked Gabi to cover up her outfit because it was in violation of Lone Peak's strict dress code


Speaking to the station KUTV, the high schooler said she was left feeling 'embarrassed' and ‘insulted’ when a school official approached her in the middle of the party and asked her to put on a shawl or a coat.
'I didn't want to make a big scene so I said, ‘yes.’ I had a coat in the car so I had to go back and get it,' said Gabi.
The young woman said she came away feeling angry and humiliated after being forced to wear a coat over her conservative dress for the entire duration of the party.
'Somehow my shoulders are sexualized,' Finlayson said. 'Like it's my responsibility to make sure the boys’ thoughts are not unclean.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2929310/Utah-girl-15-forced-wear-coat-school-dance-teachers-felt-dress-indecent-showing-shoulder.html#ixzz3Q9JOc6fn

January 28, 2015

woman who fired warning shots and got 20 yr sentence walks free

Wife jailed for 20 YEARS for firing warning shots to scare off abusive husband finally walks free - after legal campaign against 'unfair' Stand Your Ground law made infamous by George Zimmerman's trial
Mother-of-three Marissa Alexander was free to walk out of court on Tuesday after receiving two years house arrest as part of a plea deal
Her original 2012 sentence had been highlighted as an example of the unfairness of Florida's Stand Your Ground law
The original verdict was thrown out after a judge ruled that the court had incorrectly required Alexander to prove she was abused by her husband
Applause erupted in the courtroom after Tuesday's verdict and outside Alexander said she and her family could now 'move on with our lives'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2930214/Wife-jailed-20-YEARS-firing-warning-shots-scare-abusive-husband-finally-walks-free-legal-campaign-against-unfair-Stand-Ground-law-infamous-George-Zimmerman-s-trial.html#ixzz3Q9EYqxwn
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January 28, 2015

New York Deputy Turns Off Dash Cam After Pulling Over Drunk Cop Before Chaos Ensues

ew York law enforcement officers pulled an off-duty cop over, suspecting him of driving drunk. When they learned the cop’s identity, they proceeded to turn their dash cam off.

In the ensuing minutes, off-duty Syracuse cop Ty Cogan began yelling and cursing at Onondaga County sheriff’s detective Jeffrey Passino, refusing to be handcuffed, according to a Syracuse.com.
Two more law enforcement officers got involved as Cogan began kicking and biting and breaking an officer’s glasses, according to police reports.

At no point during the struggle, which included moments where Cogan was either allowed to sit in his car with the keys removed or was laying on the ground with his hands cuffed behind him, refusing to allow himself to be placed in the back of a patrol car, did Passino ever think to turn the dash cam back on, even though there were points when he was sitting in his car.

In his report, Passino said he only turned the camera off when he recognized Cogan as an old high school friend, making no mention of his law enforcement status.


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