Category Archives: Crime

Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’ Step-Grandchildren Are All Billionaires

via Business Insider: 

The step-grandchildren of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels are billionaires, although their wealth comes mostly from their biological relatives, Bloomberg’s David de Jong reports.

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Here’s how the relationship works:

  • In 1931, Goebbels married Magda Quandt, who’d previously been married to industrialist Guenther Quandt (as well as another man before).
  • Harald Quandt (actually the son of Magda’s first husband) wound up living with Goebbels after the marriage.
  • When Guenther — himself implicated as a Nazi follower though not involved in the regime’s crimes — died, Harald and his half-brother Herbert Quandt inherited his fortune.

That included ownership of two large manufacturing firms as well as stakes in Daimler-Benz and potash miner Wintershall AG.

Today, Herbert’s widow Johanna Quandt, 86, and their children Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt remain BMW’s dominant shareholders, de Jong says. Meanwhile, he writes, “the billionaire daughters of Harald Quandt — Katarina Geller-Herr, 61, Gabriele Quandt, 60, Anette-Angelika May-Thies, 58, and 50-year-old Colleen-Bettina Rosenblat-Mo — have kept a lower profile.”

Goebbels poisoned himself and his biological children as the war was ending.

Click here to read the full story from de Jong >

Prosecutor: Cop left child in hot car to die

via KFOR: 

WASHINGTON – Prosecutors said a D.C. police officer left a child in a hot car after a paternity dispute with his mistress.

Cop leaves child in hot car

Authorities said she was shot and killed and the child was left in the car to die.

Monday officials said Richmond Phillips killed the mother and child because he didn’t want to pay child support, according to WJLA.

Police arrested Phillips in June of 2011 after 20-year-old Wynetta Wright’s body was found in a park where they met.

Authorities found their baby daughter, Jaylin, dead in her car seat with the car doors closed and the windows rolled up.

She was just days from her first birthday.

Richmond’s attorney said his client in innocent and said the evidence is circumstantial.

 

Another New Yorker Dies In Subway Pushing, Police Searching For Heavy-Set Hispanic Woman

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For the second time in recent weeks, a New Yorker has been killed after getting pushed in front of an oncoming subway train.

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It reportedly occurred at 8 p.m. yesterday at the 40th St. station on the 7 in Sunnyside Queens.

From The New York Post:

Witnesses told investigators that the woman had been sitting alone on a bench, mumbling, but sometimes getting up to pace back and forth.

“She was acting weird and crazy,” the source said.

After the attack, she fled down the stairs to Queens Boulevard.

“She was so fast. I was like, ‘Stop the lady!’ ” said Tegeng, who chased the woman with several others.

Tegeng did not hear any arguing beforehand. Others also reported no interaction between the two.

The man had his back to the woman and the two didn’t speak before the incident, NBC New York reported Friday morning.

The suspect has been described as a heavy-set Hispanic woman who was wearing a blue, white, and gray ski coat and gray Nike shoes, Bloomberg reported Friday morning.

She is reportedly 5 feet 5 inches tall and has brown or blonde hair.

Police still have not released the man’s identity.

“I heard it,” Jiovanni Briones, who works near the scene, told NBC New York of the incident. “One of my customers was on the train and heard it going over the body,”

The NYPD released surveillance video showing a woman running from the station. They are now searching for that woman.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne was quick to reassure New Yorkers that this week’s attack was not related to the death of Ki-Suck Han, who was pushed onto the subway tracks earlier this month.

Naeem Davis was arrested in connection with Han’s death.

“It’s sometimes in the back of peoples’ minds because of the incident preceding this one, but there’s no indication that it is related in any way or inspired it,” Browne told Bloomberg of the two attacks.

CU students arrested for feeding unknowing victims pot brownies

via Denver Post: 

 

BOULDER — Two University of Colorado at Boulder students are facing multiple felony charges after they allegedly fed marijuana-laced brownies to their unsuspecting history class — leading to the hospitalization of three people.

The professor of the course was taken to a hospital by paramedics Friday after complaining of dizziness and dropping in and out of consciousness.

“Anybody who thinks this is cute, anybody who thinks this was funny, is going to face pretty serious sanctions, both criminally and potentially within the student-conduct process,” said CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard.

Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, baked THC-laced brownies for their class at the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building on Friday, said Ryan Huff, CU police spokesman.

After the professor was taken to the hospital, a student’s mother notified campus police that her daughter, who had been in the professor’s class, was in the hospital after having a panic attack.

Later that day, the parents of another student in the same class took their daughter to a hospital after she told them she felt like she would black out.

Eight people out of the class of 12 fell ill from the brownies.

The names of the professor and students were not released by the police.

Police said it was clear that the students’ intent was to have the unsuspecting class consume the brownies.

“There could be prison time involved in this case,” Huff said.

The charges include second- degree assault and inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means.

The brownies were brought as part of a “bring food to class” day. Police said the brownies and some orange juice were the only items brought to class.

It is not clear what the relationship there is between Cunningham and Essa, other than that they are in the history class together.

Police said they did not know how potent the brownies were but did say it appeared they contained just a THC product.

Cunningham and Essa are being held without bail at the Boulder County jail, Huff said.

As the investigation continues, the two could face suspension or expulsion from CU, officials said.

All three victims who were taken to the hospital had been released by Sunday, police said.

“This is something that we take very seriously,” Huff said. “These are serious felony cases.”

The campus will not ban food from classrooms in light of the incident, said CU spokesman Hilliard

The incident comes a month after voters passed Amendment 64, which makes it legal for people over age 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

The CU incident should have no bearing on the law or its aim, said Mason Tvert, a leader of the campaign to pass the amendment.

“This is illegal behavior,” Tvert said. “That would be like going back to Prohibition because some college kids spiked the punch.”

No matter what the two students may have thought they were doing, Huff said, their actions were in no way a prank.

“It’s felony activity,” he said. “That’s why we take it seriously and will continue to take it seriously.”

The Boulder County district attorney will review the case, at which time Cunningham and Essa may each face more than 10 felonies, Huff said.

Huff and Hilliard said they had never experienced a case like this before.

 

Leaked Autopsy Report Reveals Graphic Details About Notorious B.I.G.’s Death

via Business Insider: 

 

A never-before-seen autopsy report has been discovered today, 15 years after one of the most iconic rappers was slain in Los Angeles.

TMZ has uncovered the report, which graphically details the MC’s death. According to the report, Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace was shot a total of 4 times in a drive-by shooting.

Wallace was struck in the left forearm, which traveled down to his wrist, in the back, which missed all vital organs and exited through his left shoulder. A third gunshot hit his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh. TMZ details the third gunshot further, “the projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration.”

The fourth bullet was the fatal shot that took Wallace’s life. The gunshot entered his  body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs…before coming to rest in his left shoulder area, perforating Wallace’s colon, liver, heart, and upper lobe of his left lung.

Here is the full document TMZ discovered:

 

Notorious BIG report TMZ

Zimmerman publicizes defamation lawsuit against NBC

via Raw Story: 

George Zimmerman testifies

Murder suspect George Zimmerman on Thursday filed a defamation lawsuit against NBCUniversal Media as well as three current and former NBC reporters for allegedly portraying him as racist to increase ratings.

“NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmberman was a racist and predatory villain,” the lawsuit states. “Their goal was simple: keep viewers alarmed, and thus always watching, by menacing them with a reprehensible series of imaginary and exaggerated racist claims.”

Zimmerman’s legal team have created a website to publicize the lawsuit, which is seeking “damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit” from NBC.

 

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed unarmed African American teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman said the shooting was in self-defense. The incident gained national attention after it was reported the shooting was racially motivated and that police had not arrested Zimmerman.

On The Today Show, NBC had aired an edited audio clip from a 911 call Zimmerman had placed before the shooting. The clip made it appear as if Zimmerman said: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

However, in the unedited clip, Zimmerman said: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”

The dispatcher then asked if the suspect was black, white or Hispanic, to which Zimmerman replied, “He looks black.”

The lawsuit names NBC News correspondent Ron Allen along with former NBC News reporters Lilia Rodriguez Luciano and Jeffrey Burnside. Luciano and Burnside were both fired by NBC after an internal investigation of the edited audio clip.

“All of the defendants’ actions have substantially contributed to a media frenzy including rallies provoked by NBC personnel such as the Reverend Al Sharpton,” the lawsuit states, “and public misunderstanding which has caused severe damages to the plaintiff, including death threats and a bounty for his capture, all of which have forced Zimmerman to live in hiding, wear a bullet proof vest, and suffer other permanent and severe emotional injuries and damages as described in this Complaint.”

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: North Side family says prized puppy was unjustly shot by cop

via Fox: 

 

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) –FIRST ON FOX: A North Side family is furious over what they claim was an unjustified police shooting of their 7-month-old miniature bull terrier, Colonel Phillips, known to the neighborhood as “The Colonel.”

Residents are also upset, not just because police shot a puppy they all knew, but also because the shooting occurred not far from a preschool, on a street where pedestrians including children could have been hurt.

The dog’s father was a champion show dog and his owners hoped he would one day be a show dog himself.

“They look like Spuds Mckenzie. You’ve seen the Target ad? One of those, but they’re miniatures,” owner Al Phillips says of the breed.

But on Saturday afternoon, the Colonel became a target himself. He was shot by a Chicago Police officer in front of his owner’s gated, North Side home. Police were writing a parking ticket for a van belonging to Al Phillips, so Phillips came out to move the vehicle.

“My little bull terrier followed me out,” Phillips explains. “Then, all I hear is boom! Boom! Two shots. You shot the dog!”

One eyewitness, Charlene Dezego, told FOX 32 News that she heard the officer warned Phillips about the dog being loose, but the officer never sounded like he was in danger.

“All of sudden I heard him say, ‘get your dog,’ and then the next statement was ‘get your dog,’ and then he just pulled out his gun and shot twice,” says Dezengo.

Morgan Phillips, Al’s daughter, rushed the dog to an emergency vet.

“He needed five hours surgery. They took shrapnel out of his stomach. He had shell casing in his leg. It lacerated his muscle. We were going to show him, but we can’t now,” Morgan says.

While FOX 32’s Larry Yellen was interviewing the dog’s owners, two police officers drove by the home. 90 minutes later, they came back, asked why Phillips why he had contacted the media and gave him a ticket for not keeping Colonel on a leash.

“They were giving us a ticket, three days after the fact,” says Phillips. “So I think they’re probably trying to cover their rear ends.”

A police spokesman says the shooting is being investigated by the independent police review authority, which investigates all police shootings.

The Phillips family says they’re considering a petition drive to have the officer who shot their dog taken off the streets.

They also say that after shooting the dog, the officer put his gun back in his holster, and calmly finished writing the ticket for their van.

Breaking: Does New Photo Prove Trayvon Martin Killing Was Self-Defense?

via Prison Planet: 

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A newly released color photo showing injuries sustained by George Zimmerman during his altercation with Trayvon Martin, which ended up with Zimmerman shooting the 17-year-old dead, could prove that the killing was an act of self-defense and that media coverage of the story was an exercise in manufactured race-baiting.

“Lawyers for George Zimmerman believe that a newly released color photo of injuries their client sustained during his fatal altercation with Trayvon Martin and an alleged conversation involving Martin’s father create doubts about the strength of the murder case against the former neighborhood watch captain,” reports ABC News.

Zimmerman has maintained that he shot Martin in an act of self-defense after screaming for help and being “pummeled” by the teen. An image of the back of Zimmerman’s head obtained by ABC News also shows blood.

The Trayvon Martin case quickly became a cause célèbre for liberal talking heads who tried to hijack the murky details of the incident to play the race card, immediately jumping to the conclusion that Martin was a victim of racially-inspired violence – including Barack Obama himself who infamously stated, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Today’s newly released image only serves to bolster Zimmerman’s claim that he was acting in self-defense and that his decision to shoot Martin was not racially-driven.

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Couple faces $97K in fines for using their own driveway

via Middletown Journal:

Couple faces $97K in fines for using their own driveway

CLEARCREEK TWP., Warren County — The six-year dispute between Clearcreek Twp. and Howard and Lisa Gray shows just how complicated, combative and costly local land use issues can become.

The Grays obtained permission from a Clearcreek Twp. official to use their residential driveway in Warren County to get to buildings on the Montgomery County portion of their land. The buildings house the Grays’ storage and landscaping businesses.

But following complaints from neighbors, Clearkcreek Twp. ordered the couple to stop using the driveway to access their commercial area. A judge subsequently issued an order to that effect.

The Grays say they have no other feasible way to get to that land, and they now face contempt of court charges and nearly $100,000 in potential fines for resisting court orders.

“We are just confounded,” Lisa Gray said. “I am just very saddened.”

Said attorney Jill Mead in a court filing Monday on behalf of Clearcreek Twp.: “We realize that, several years ago, (the Grays) were given bad advice. That in no way excuses their current behavior, which is to continuously ignore and, in fact, thumb their noses at the court’s orders.”

The dispute

The Grays live at 2248 Pennyroyal Road, west of Ohio 741 on the extreme northern edge of Warren County in Clearcreek Twp., a traditionally rural community where home-based businesses are common and generally accepted. Their commercial land in Montgomery County’s Miami Twp. is just inside a special commercial zone established in anticipation of development around the new Interstate 75 interchange at Austin Boulevard.

Homes, some on multi-acre lots, surround the Grays’ land on the east, south and west. Commercial properties and a church border the Grays’ land to the north.

In 2004, the Grays say they invested about $300,000 in the garages and storage buildings on about three acres of their land in Montgomery County after receiving assurance from Clearcreek Twp. Planning and Zoning Director Jeff Palmer that access would be permitted via the long driveway leading off Pennyroyal Road to their home.

In 2006, after complaints from neighbors about noise, dirt and traffic, the township notified the Grays they would have to quit using the driveway to get to their commercial buildings. The Grays had added a landscaping business, worsening traffic and noise problems, according to the township.

During this time, the township’s population exploded, doubling to nearly 40,000 residents between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census.

In 2009, the township filed a lawsuit in Warren County, asking the court to deny the Grays access to their Montgomery County land via the driveway.

The township determined the Grays’ businesses failed to qualify as a home business in part because equipment involved in the business is stored outside the Gray’s home, one of two residences on the couple’s Warren County land, Mead said.

“The township’s policy is that legitimate home occupations are acceptable. If a commercial enterprise is being run on a residential property and does not qualify as a home occupation, it is unacceptable. Generally speaking, the township responds to complaints,” Mead said in an email.

Since 2005 Clearcreek Twp. officials have responded to 18 inquires about business operations in residential areas, according to township records.

Disputes goes to court

The Grays continued to use the driveway and filed counterclaims against Palmer and the township. They also failed to fully comply with orders issued by Warren County Common Pleas Judge James Flannery.

With reservations, Flannery issued the first in a series of rulings last year that prohibited the Grays from accessing their commercial property via the driveway. Flannery also rejected the Grays’ request for compensation for loss of the driveway’s use.

“If the court had equitable power to grant the relief sought by the Grays, it would do so. However, the court has taken an oath to enforce the law as written and not to legislate different results based solely on sympathy towards the affected parties,” Flannery wrote in a March 2011 ruling.

Flannery ruled the Grays were not entitled to compensation because they sought, but were denied, a variance by the township zoning board to continue using the driveway.

Orders call for the Grays to pay for a fence and entry system controlling access to the Montgomery County tract and assist the township in moving out about 50 storage tenants.

The judge also ordered the Grays to take down a sign advertising the storage business. The Grays complied, but installed another sign in protest.

“Is this America? Clearcreek Twp. and their courts have closed our family business after they approved it six years ago. Our American Dream has been turned into an American Red Tape Nightmare,” the sign reads.

Instead of paying the township to hire a contractor to build the fence, Howard Gray hired his own contractor.

“What’s the difference on the fence? It’s going to be locked,” he said.

Since then, Flannery and lawyers for the township and the Grays have worked out agreements to close the driveway at the Montgomery County line and clear the storage units. Still, the Grays are resisting in word and deed.

“I’ve been here since 2004,” Gray said. “They’re actually taking my land.”

The Grays could access the property by negotiating an easement or purchasing land from private landowners on the Montgomery County side, but an agreement seems unlikely due to the distance to a road.

The Grays’ lawyer, Andrew George, said the Grays deserve compensation.

“All of this stems from a government mistake. It’s up to the government to fix that,” George said.

Possible fines, costs

This week, Mead urged Flannery to find the Grays in contempt of court, which could trigger as much as $97,000 in fines.

Mead is the third lawyer to represent the township and Palmer in the dispute. Mead took the case in July and has billed the township $7,500 through Nov. 6. County prosecutors and lawyers retained through township insurance provided other representation at no additional charge.

If they comply, the Grays are expected to cover most or all of Mead’s fees, the cost of the fence and other expenses. Those costs total more than $13,000.

No hearing has been scheduled on the township’s contempt-of-court request against the Grays.

Texas Mayor Finds Dozens Of Dead Dogs Dumped On City Property

via CBS: 

File photo of a crime scene. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

MARLIN, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a small Central Texas town found dozens of dog carcasses illegally dumped on city property and police were investigating Tuesday how they died and who dumped them.

Marlin Mayor Elizabeth Nelson found the dump site near City Park while following up on a tip that men were shooting stray dogs and dumping the bodies near a stream, according a report published in the Marlin Democrat on Tuesday. The place where the carcasses were found is used by public works employees to dispose of landscaping debris, Nelson said.

Falls County does not have an animal shelter and stray dogs are a serious problem in Marlin.

She said investigators were looking into allegations that city employees had killed the dogs, but said residents may have been dumping remains of pets.

Police found Friday what appeared to be dozens of scattered dog skeletons and seven recent remains of dogs tied up in plastic bags. Nelson said she could not provide an accurate count.

“It was obvious that dead dogs have been being dumped on city property for some time,” Nelson said.

Acting Marlin Police Chief John Cornish did not respond to repeated phone calls requesting comment on the case.

Nelson said at a minimum those responsible for the carcasses were guilty of illegal dumping.

 

Mayor Discovers Dog Carcasses on City Property

via KRISTV:

MARLIN, Texas (AP) – The mayor of a small Central Texas town found dozens of dog carcasses illegally dumped on city property and police were investigating Tuesday how they died and who dumped them.

Marlin Mayor Elizabeth Nelson found the dump site near City Park while following up on a tip that men were shooting stray dogs and dumping the bodies near a stream, according a report published in theMarlin Democrat on Tuesday. The place where the carcasses were found is used by public works employees to dispose of landscaping debris, Nelson said.

Falls County does not have an animal shelter and stray dogs are a serious problem in Marlin.

She said investigators were looking into allegations that city employees had killed the dogs, but said residents may have been dumping remains of pets.

Police found Friday what appeared to be dozens of scattered dog skeletons and seven recent remains of dogs tied up in plastic bags. Nelson said she could not provide an accurate count.

“It was obvious that dead dogs have been being dumped on city property for some time,” Nelson said.

Acting Marlin Police Chief John Cornish did not respond to repeated phone calls requesting comment on the case.

Nelson said at a minimum those responsible for the carcasses were guilty of illegal dumping.