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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Yellow Journalism!

B.C. terror plot VANCOUVER -- A terrorism trial underway in British Columbia runs disturbingly parallel with an emerging trend in U.S. anti-terror efforts targeting some of society's most vulnerable people, says an international human rights group.

Dear Readers:

As many of you know, your stalwart reporter has little patience with Republicans in the States, or anybody on the far right for that matter.


I do not willingly suffer the lefties  well either, and this article about 2 B.C. terror suspects by the left wing media should explain why!

Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

Human Rights Watch members have been observing the case of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, two Vancouver-area residents found guilty earlier this month of plotting to decimate the provincial legislature with pressure-cooker bombs.
Andrea Prasow, the organization's deputy Washington director, says the case resembles U.S. authorities' post-9/11 undercover operations to thwart terror attacks before they happen.
"What we've seen allegations of (in B.C.) are at least similar practices to what we've seen in the U.S.," said Prasow.
"Federal law enforcement authorities targeting in sting operations people who are particularly vulnerable."
A B.C. Supreme Court jury convicted the pair of conspiring to commit murder and possessing explosives for the benefit or on behalf of a terrorist organization. The attack was planned for Canada Day in 2013.
Defence lawyers want the verdict thrown out when they return to court on June 29. They argue the couple was entrapped by police and induced to commit terrorist crimes.
During a lengthy trial, jury members heard Nuttall and Korody were recovering drug addicts living on welfare and were radicalized by extremist material online. Police briefing notes presented in court described Nuttall as possibly "developmentally delayed."
Prasow raised the theory that some individuals might only break the law after being drawn in by undercover police.
"They might say all sorts of horrible things that you and I find offensive, but that doesn't mean that they would commit a crime."


This article is worth reading even if it is a bit long, because it's so damned complicated and ........................, funny!

The bizarre case of the naked violinist, attempted murder and a prostitute!

Violinist Stefan Arzberger had planned to play the music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn with his colleagues in the Leipzig String Quartet this month at Wigmore Hall in London, where he fondly recalls once sipping sherry with patrons after a concert.
Instead the German finds himself facing a charge of attempted murder in New York City, accused of barging naked into the room of a 64-year-old woman at a Midtown hotel he was staying in while on tour this spring and trying to strangle her.
His defense is no less lurid: His lawyers say he was drugged by a prostitute he had brought to his room earlier.
Leipzig String Quartet violinist Stefan Arzberger faces criminal charges including attempted murder. (ERIC THAYER/NYT)In his first extended English-language interview since his arrest, Arzberger — who has received support from a number of musicians, including Kurt Masur, former music director of the New York Philharmonic, who conducted him in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra — said he did not remember what happened early March 27, when the attack took place, according to a criminal complaint.
“I spend my time now investigating what happened that night, to find out — because I have no memories,” Arzberger, 42, who is out on $100,000 bail, said the other day over lunch. “This is something I never had in my life, something like this. No memories at all.”
He faces criminal charges of attempted murder, burglary, strangulation and assault, and a civil suit from the woman.
The woman he is accused of choking, Pamela Robinson, of Asheville, N.C., describes her ordeal in the civil suit she filed seeking damages from Arzberger. Her lawsuit says she answered the door of her room at the Hudson Hotel near Columbus Circle about 8 a.m. March 27 and was confronted by Arzberger, who was “completely naked” and who pushed his way into her room, seized her by the throat and “violently shook her and threw her around, bashing her head into the walls and shelves of the hotel room closet.” It goes on to say that she was saved by hotel employees who entered her room and pulled him off her.
Arzberger declined to speak about what happened. In a court filing, prosecutors said he told police after his arrest that he had visited a couple of bars and been awakened that morning by “the sound of a woman screaming for help” and had tried to comfort her but did not remember being in her room.
His defense lawyers said they believed he was drugged earlier that morning by a prostitute he had brought to his hotel room, who they later learned was a man.


Folks I'm sure you've heard that old saying about "shooting yourself in the foot!"

Well get a load of this:

Ouch.Being incredibly stupid is not a crime in Colorado - but reckless endangerment is, and a man named Adam Hirtle was charged with it after telling cops he shot himself in the foot to find out what it felt like.
A police spokesman tells the Denver Post that when officers went to a hospital to investigate a report of an accidental gun discharge, the 30-year-old Colorado Springs resident told them the shooting was deliberate.
He "stated he took his boot off and shot it, then placed his boot back on his foot and then intentionally shot himself in the foot," police say. "He did not sustain life-threatening injury nor was anybody else injured." He was also charged with a prohibited use of a weapon and, suggesting there may have been a minor present, child abuse, Fox31 reports.