Three arrested after forcing boy to undress and whipping him with a belt over $20

The three who were arrested for the attack 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Three men were charged with assault related charges after forcing a boy to undress and then whipping him with a belt, all over a $20 debt, according to police reports in Newark New Jersey.

Three have been charged in connection with the viral video that showed how a Newark teen is forced to strip naked and beaten mercilessly with a belt for a debt of $20 owed by the boy’s father, a police officer told a New Jersey newspaper.

The alleged assailants were already in custody at the Essex County Jail and were identified as part of the investigation into the video, which drew national attention and attracted more than 40,000 views on YouTube, the source said. They were charged with theft, conspiracy and aggravated assault.

The alleged cameraman and a third person who was present at the time of the attack were also arrested tonight, and the girlfriend of one of the suspects was arrested on unrelated drug charges.

The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Ahmad Holt, 31-year-old Raheem Clark and 23-year-old Jamaar Gray. Mayor Cory Booker announced a press conference to discuss the attacks.
The police have been actively looking for suspects since the video was released last week, DeMaio had said earlier in the day.

More than 40,000 people watched the two and a half minute clip on YouTube, where they saw the teen naked and huddled, while taking verbal abuse when he was cornered by at least three men.

Late in the clip, it was revealed that the victim was being beaten over a small debt of his father, a measly $20.
Police identified that the attack occurred at Irvine Turner Boulevard and Clinton Avenue.
Even for Newark residents, who are oblivious to the violence in their city, the beating has caused widespread outrage.

DeMaio was disgusted by the clip and sent three squads of detectives to investigate the attack. The director, who has a child of his own, called the video "disgusting."

“Police should charge all those involved with the harshest charges possible. We need to send a message to all in Newark, New Jersey that such violence against our young children will not be tolerated at all,” Sandra Green, 20, of Newark, New Jersey told YourJewishNews.com after reading about the story.

Police experts who reviewed the video said that by forcing the teen to undress, the attacker and the cameraman could be exposed to federal charges.

Eugene O'Donnell, a former Manhattan district attorney, said the suspects could be charged with distributing child pornography, if the victim is under 16 years.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Drunken Indiana man tells police dispatcher to take him off the road

Matthew Devore 
By: John Roberts

A drunken man was responsible enough to call police to report himself as driving under the influence of alcohol before anyone got hurt, according to police reports in Indiana.

The northern Indiana man called police, told dispatchers that he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road, got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived.

State Police said that 24-year-old Matthew Devore of Logansport was arrested early Monday on Interstate 65 in Jasper County. Police said Devore had a blood alcohol level of 0.09, just above Indiana's legal limit for driving. He was detained at the Jasper County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Devore State Police said he lost control of his car on Monday morning and ended in a grass median with a flat tire.
Police said Devore then called police, saying he was drunk and needed to be taken off the road. Then a deputy was dispatched to the scene.

“At least he did the responsible thing of reporting himself to police before anyone got hurt. I hope this man will learn his lesson and not drive drunk in the future,” Rebbeca Simmons, 18, of Indianapolis, Indiana told YourJewishNews.com after reading the story.

This is not the first time a drunken man called police on himself. Antonio Candelaria was arrested when officers found him drunk in his driveway and lying on the ground with his foot stuck in his motorcycle.

Police said that the 50-year-old had called police for help after getting his foot caught.
According to police, the results of the breath test came in at 0.16, which is twice the legal limit in New Mexico.
Court records showed that Candelaria has a long list of DWI arrests and a handful of convictions.

Man asks government for $500 after dog ate his money

Feces covered $100 bill 
By: John Roberts

A man is expecting the government to pay up after his dog ate his money, according to press reports in Montana.

The Montana man whose 12-year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills expects to be reimbursed by the federal government.
Wayne Klinkel told a local newspaper that his dog Sundance ate the money while he and his wife were on a road trip to visit their daughter.

Klinkel said he handpicked some of the bills out from the dog feces, and his daughter recovered more bills when the snow outside melted.

He said he washed the remains off of the bills, taped them up and sent them to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, of the Department of the Treasury with an explanation of what had happened.

“I don't believe that this man will succeed in getting the government to pay up for something that his dog ate. I cannot imagine a professional wanting to examine shredded paper that was once covered in dog feces. He would have been better off not expalining what exactly had happened with those bills,” Ruth Baker, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia told YourJeiwhsNews.com after reading about the story.

The office website states: "an experienced mutilated currency examiner will determine whether at least 51 percent of a bill is present which then would be eligible for reimbursement.” The process can take up to two years.

North Dakota teachers suspended after leaving child out in the cold as punishment

Children playing in snowy playground illustration 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Several teachers were suspended after they left a child out in the cold as a punishment, according to press reports in North Dakota.

Three teachers from the YMCA North Dakota have been suspended amid allegations they forced a 4-year-old to be out in the cold as punishment.

A parent saw the child without a coat outside the Learning Center on Monday morning in Fargo, the local television news station reported. The boy allegedly told the parent that he was being punished. The parent called police.

YMCA staff told the television news station that teachers were having trouble getting the child to put on his coat, so they sent the child and his coat outside, so the child will feel cold and put the coat on by himself.

The teachers did not follow the proper procedure, according to authorities.
Early Monday, the temperatures were in the middle teens.

The 4-year-old was brought in and properly dressed by another staff member, and the three teachers involved were suspended, authorities said.

“A teacher should know better than to punish a small child like that. It was extremely cold that day. The child was in extreme pain. I am happy that the teachers involved were suspended for what they did,” Shirley Ramirez, 23, a mother of a little child in North Dakota told YourJewishNews.com.

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Jews urge police to stop 'put on the gas' biker rally in Hungary

Biker rally illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A biker group in Hungary is scheduled to hold a rally named “put on the gas” in Hungary next week.

Jews in the country feel that the name of the rally is highly inappropriate and should be canceled, according to press reports in Hungary.

Mazsihisz, the association of Jewish religious communities, on Sunday urged the authorities to prevent by all means at its disposal a planned motorcade by nationalist motorcyclists.
Police however, have said that they have banned the event from taking place.

Mazsihisz said that the name given for the event "Give Gas", is particularly offensive as the procession is scheduled for the same day as the March for Life, that remembers Hungarian Holocaust victims.

Noting that motorists want to go through the Jewish quarter of Budapest, Mazsihisz said the name of the event "is a call to repeat horrible acts, as more than 400,000 compatriots were killed with poison gas in Auschwitz.”

Mazsihisz said that "our country will not tolerate indifference to our pride and honor, and it doesn't matter if you're Catholic, Calvinist or Jewish, or belong to the majority or minority."

“At a time of rising anti-Semitism around the world political leaders need to do the most possible to prevent anti Semitic incidents like these,” Kevin Guttman, 49, in Budapest, Hungary told YourJewishNews.com.

The politician described the event as obviously provocative and tasteless. Antal Rogan, a political leader, said in a statement Sunday that "as a politician I have fought this very bad event for years and deeply condemn this rally."

Outrage after Italian teacher tells Jewish student 'Had you been in Auschwitz'

Jewish student visits Auschwitz 
By: Sarah Weiss

An Italian teacher is under fire after telling a Jewish student: “had you been in Auschwitz you would have been more careful,” according to press reports in Italy.

The mathematics teacher in an Italian high school allegedly told the female Jewish student after feeling she was not paying attention in class: "If you had been in Auschwitz, would have been more careful."

According to the student in the Caravillani Rome high school, the statements were made after she came back into the classroom after leaving to wash her face as she felt sick.

The statement of the teacher caused the student to cry and shocked some of her classmates. Some students even accused the teacher of racism. "I am not anti-Semitic," the teacher later told Italian press. “Schools in Italy have no discipline," the teacher added.

The student is considering filing charges against the teacher. Several friends decided to boycott the teacher’s classes. The teacher later told the principal: "I said what I said because a classroom needs order."
The teacher was pulled out of the class and will retire at the end of the school year.

The president of the Jewish Community of Rome, Riccardo Pacifici, praised the students who stood by their friend. "Their support, I think deserves praise," he said. Pacifici said he intends to ask the president of Italy to honor the students in some way.

“I am shocked as most in the Jewish community of the comment the teacher made to one of her students. This teacher should never be allowed to return to a classroom,” John Carostelo, 26, of Rome, Italy told yourJewishNews.com after reading about the story.

Italy is considered a European leader in the fight against anti-Semitism and its education system is dedicated to combat xenophobia. Many Italian students visit the Auschwitz death camp in Poland each year.

Most powerful Jewish U.S. politician, Eric Cantor, has dinner with Brad Pitt

Eric Cantor, his wife, and Brad Pitt 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) He may be the most powerful Jewish politician in the Unites States, but he is still proud to meet superstar Brad Pitt, according to a personal photograph posted on twitter.

The house Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, was hanging out this weekend with Brad Pitt. Cantor tweeted a picture of him, his wife and the movie star, at the Horatio Alger Association awards dinner held on Friday in Washington, D.C.

The tweet said: “At the Horatio Alger Association awards dinner with my wife Diana and Brad Pitt. Celebrating the pursuit of the American dream.”

"Cantor is pretty lucky to be able to score a dinner date with Brad Pitt. I wish I would be able to have dinner with him, but Cantor is a powerful politician," Lucie Woods, 19, of Virginia Beach, Virginia told YourJewishNews.com.

The annual event, which celebrates the success of up-by-your-own efforts, has a knack for quietly bringing in superstars with little media spotlight, like Rob Lowe, Tom Selleck and Oprah Winfrey, in recent years. But now, there is social media. According to the online photo posted on Cantor’s personal account, Pitt sported long hair, a gray beard and a little loose black tie.

In other recent news, Brad Pitt criticized the U.S. war on drugs. Pitt has written an essay, blasting the U.S. war on drugs, calling it a "failure." Pitt said that a person in any U.S. city can get their hand on any drug they want within 24 to 48 hours.

He writes: "Since declaring war on drugs 40 years ago, the United States has spent more than a trillion dollars, and arrested more than 45 million people. The U.S. has also achieved the highest incarceration rate in the world. Yet, it is still ridiculously easy to get illegal drugs."

Pitt said that when police focused on restricting the amount of drugs on the street, the market price becomes inflated. It boosts the potential for serious profit, offsetting the risk of being caught and punished.

“I hope the U.S. government takes Brad Pitt’s advice seriously. He has a family of his own and I am sure he, like most parents, wants to protect his six children from getting their hands on drugs,” Harry Labato, 67, a grandfather of three from Minnesota told YourJewishNews.com.

Pitt proposed that beyond trying to eliminate drugs, the government has to spend resources for education and treatment of drug abusers.

Woman forced to perform sex act shoots suspect with his own gun

Major Lee Barnes 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman was held at gunpoint and was forced to perform oral sex. The woman played her attacker and turned the gun on him.

Major Lee Barnes, 19, from Fort Pierce, Florida was jailed after he allegedly forced the woman to perform oral sex on him, which resulted in him being shot with his own gun.

According to Fort Pierce police, Barnes was riding his bicycle when he approached a woman around midnight. Barnes offered the woman to pay her for sex. When she refused, he pointed a gun at her and forced her to get down on her knees and perform oral sex on him. Barnes also stole the woman’s cell phone.

The victim played along and followed his instructions. Barnes relaxed as the girl did not fight back, Barnes then placed the gun in his pocket. In a moment of great courage, the victim grabbed the gun and shot Barnes, who fled the scene. The woman saw him leaning over the right leg where he has been shot.

“This was a lucky move on the woman’s part. Sadly, there are many women who are killed by their attacker’s while fighting back,” Lisa Ferraro, 24, from Fort Pierce, Florida told YourJewishNews.com.

The woman reported the incident to police. Barnes got away but was later taken to a hospital by friends with a gunshot wound in the right leg. At first, he told officers that he was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire. Later, he changed his statement.

Barnes was booked into jail and charged with sexual assault, robbery with a firearm and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His bail was set at a $1 million dollars.

300 pound man sues restaurant after his belly failed to fit into booth

Martin Kessman 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) An obese man sued his favorite restaurant after his big belly did not fit into the booth.

Martin Kessman, 64, from Rockland County, New York filed a lawsuit against White Castle, claiming the company is violating his rights by not having booths that are large enough to accommodate his larger body.

According to the lawsuit, the 290 pound man, visited his favorite local White Castle in Nanuet, Rockland County. When he tried to sit in a booth, he hurt his knees on a metal bar while trying to get into the chair. The booths are not adjustable because they are bolted down to the floor. Kessman left the restaurant and complained to corporate headquarters.

The lawsuit alleges that Kessman received a response to his complaints, and he was offered coupons for free burgers. He was also promised that the situation will be resolved by accommodating larger people.Kessman filed his lawsuit after seeing that the restaurant had not changed their seating arrangements. He demanded larger booths and unspecified damages.

“The response of this man should have been one of concern for his own health. He should try to lose weight so he can fit into the booth rather than moving the table so he can gain more weight,” Michele Jefferson, 72, from Rockland County, New York told YourJewishNews.com.

Kessman lost the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court. He was not awarded any money.
As a result of the case, White Castle decided to replace the booth with a table and chairs that are not bolted to the floor.

Woman pretending to be hospital nurse molests young children

Ashley Delvalle 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman walked into a hospital, pretended to be a nurse and touched children inappropriately.

Ashley Delvalle, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was jailed after she allegedly posed as a nurse, then sexually assaulted a child in a local hospital by doing internal exams. According to the Philadelphia Police, Delvalle entered patient rooms in the St. Christopher's Children Hospital pretending to be a nurse. She then told parents she would be performing a physical exam.

During the exam, Delvalle weighed the child. At a second encounter, Delvalle told a boy’s parents that she was checking the child for bed bugs, all the while touching the child inappropriately.

“This woman violated these children in their most vulnerable state as they were sick and helpless in their hospital beds. She also took advantage of the parents who are at the mercy of the hospital staff to help care for their children,” Mark Timberland, 26, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania told YourJewishNews.com.

Hospital administrators called police after a parent complained about Delvalle’s behavior, according to local press reports. Authorities have confirmed that Delvalle was not employed by the hospital.

She was booked into jail and charged with assault and impersonation. Delvalle is being held on $50,000 bail.

Man crashes his car and dances in the street naked

Felix Lockett 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was seen dancing naked in the streets of Florida until police showed up.

Florida Police were called to a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning, where they found 34-year-old Felix Lockett, dancing naked in the street. The man was stoned, after he allegedly smoked a combination of marijuana with other chemicals.

“After a car crash, people are usually stressed out and upset, but not this man. He had the music blasting from his car and he was dancing totally naked as if he had no care in the world,” Steven McMullen, 18, from Orange County, Florida told YourJewishNews.com.

Florida deputies were overwhelmed by chemical fumes that emitted from the car, according to local press reports.

Officers entering the vehicle, felt sick with nausea, and three officers were taken to hospital," according to Orange County Fire Department spokesperson John Mulhall.

Authorities determined that the offending chemical was formaldehyde. Lockett allegedly admitted he had been smoking marijuana laced with the preservative found in many biology classes.

“Drugs can alter the mind of a normal person and cause very strange behavior,” Julia Spencer, 36, from Miami, Florida told YourJewishNews.com.

Lockett has been charged with driving under the influence.

Man dies after neighbor shoves foot up his rectum while fighting over girl

Vladimir Krasnov 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) In a fit of rage, a man viciously killed his neighbor by shoving his foot up the man’s rectum.

A fight over a girlfriend ended in tragedy for one Russian man who was killed by his good friend.

Vladimir Krasnov, 28, from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was arrested after he allegedly killed his neighbor, who is the brother of his close friend, in a fight while he was drunk.

The two had argued over a girl. Krasnov believed that his 48-year-old neighbor Sergei was sleeping with his girlfriend according to a comment below the video uploaded to youtube.

“The man seems to genuinely regret what he did, but it is too late. Sometimes, when people are drunk they do things that they regret later but it cannot be taken back. His neighbor is dead and he is in jail. Two lives were destroyed over a girl,” Vadim Alistratov, 25, from Russia told YourJewishNews.com after seeing the video.

Krasnov attacked his friend Sergei, kicking him hard in the rectum causing Sergei to lose a lot of blood. Sergei died of internal bleeding, according to Russian media reports.

“He was drunk, what else could I say, he regarded Sergei as his brother, since he was a good friend with Sergei’s younger brother,” Krasnov’s girlfriend said in an interview.
“As far as I with him, I just said hello and bye,” she said when asked if she was cheating on her boyfriend with her neighbor.

Krasnov, who in an interview from jail seemed to blame alcohol for his act, faces up to 15 years in prison for murder, if convicted.

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Polish Jewish butchers warn that kosher meat is disappearing from store shelves

U.S. kosher beef franks 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) The Jewish community in Poland is slowly realizing that there will be no more kosher meat on store shelves unless kosher butchers begin importing kosher meat from foreign countries, according to press reports in Ukraine.

The Warsaw Jewish leaders are warning that Poland’s kosher meat supply may run out within a month after a law banning religious slaughter methods came into force earlier this year.

The Polish Supreme Court ruled last year that animals must be stunned before being killed, which is against kosher practices and also against Muslim methods of ritual slaughter.

After exhausting existing supply, Jewish butchers will have to start importing kosher meats, and many are already looking to Lithuania, as the best source.

“It will be difficult for Jews in Poland. The Jewish community will face a constant meat shortage and sharply higher kosher meat prices as a direct result of the ritual slaughter ban,” Yechiel Ellis, 69, an elderly Jewish resident in Warsaw, Poland told YourJewishNews.com.

Lawmakers are considering passing legislation allowing exemptions for religious groups after receiving numerous complaints that the new rule endangers religious freedom, and the country has seen a drop in beef exports since the ban took effect.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israeli farmers teach Gaza Palestinians new techniques in growing strawberries

Palestinian woman shows off her delicious strawberries 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Israeli Jews and Gaza Palestinians met for an extensive program on exchanging ideas of how to better grow all types of strawberries, according to press reports in Israel.

New varieties of strawberry were recently introduced to the Israeli citizens in an open day organized by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Strawberry growers and visitors from all Israel and the Gaza Strip came to experience new flavors and interesting combinations, first hand.

Farmers in the Gaza Strip came to visit their Israeli colleagues and exchange ideas.
The event provided not only tasting different types of strawberries, but also, different types of do it yourself fruit flavored chocolate coverings.

Mohamed Yusuf Abu Toameh, the Head of strawberry growing, Ministry of Agriculture of Israel, said:
"Today we are presenting our research and development achievements in all matters relating to strawberries in terms of development, species, methods of cultivation, growing agro-techniques, reducing the use of pest control materials, making a healthier and better quality of strawberry."

Much progress has been made in the past decade to reduce the use of toxic insecticides and replaced by natural processes.

“It is nice to see that Israelis and palestinians can work together in order to produce a better strawberry. It was very interesting to learn about different types of strawberries and different types of chocolate flavors for strawberries,” Liora Fischer, 26, who was at the event told YourJewishNews.com.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man who called Jews 'scum' gets 12 month jail sentence

Trevor Hannington 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was arrested, charged and convicted with hate related charges after calling the Jews scum and calling to burn down synagogues, according to court proceedings in England.

Now, the man who was previously imprisoned for stirring up racial hatred is back in jail after being sentenced to 12 months in jail, for harassment.

Trevor Hannington, who was associated with the extreme right Aryan Strike Force group, was previously jailed for two years under the Terrorism Act 2010.

The neo-Nazi had described Jews as "scum" who should be "destroyed".

At that time, the Liverpool Crown Court heard that he was using a website to encourage others to “Kill the Jew, Kill the Jew, burn down a synagogue burning the scum today."

Hannington admitted to owning the Anarchist Cookbook and the Encyclopedia of Terrorism, and admitted to publishing instructions on how to make a flamethrower for a water gun.

According to a report, Hannington called to harm the witness who testified against him at a previous trial.
On Wednesday, Hannington pleaded guilty to putting a person in fear of violence by harassment at Merthyr Crown Court.

“I hope that this time this man will learn his lesson. He should take his time in prison to reflect upon his behaviour and realize that violence will not be tolerated in today’s civil society,” Frank Griffin, 40, a human rights activist in London, England told YourJewishNews.com.

Cyprus prison inmates donate their earnings to needy families

Cyprus prison facility 
By: Debbie Gross

Most people classify prisoners as evil people, but apparently, in one country, numerous prisoners came together to donate their meager income to help needy families suffering for the economic crisis, according to press reports in Cyprus.

The prison inmates donated about 9,000 euros or about $11,649 in cash in order to help needy families receive free medical care amid the worst economic crisis in decades.

The inmates, many of them serving long sentences, raised the money from the 300 euros weekly pocket money they receive in order to shop at the prison canteen.
Officials said they were surprised by the unexpected display of charity shown by the prisoners.

"I was deeply moved by the gesture the prisoners have shown despite their circumstances," a government official said. "It just goes to show that our collective humanity shines through at times of so much poverty and deprivation," he added.

“I know several people that will receive medical assistance as a direct result of this program. These prisoners have shown that they are also human and loving towards the needy and sick,” Charles West, 50, of Cyprus, who has several sick family members told YourJewishNews.com.

Debt-hit Cyprus faces a sharp economic contraction and unemployment is spiking after seeing their once thriving banking sector decimated under an agreement to receive 10 million euros in bailout money from its eurozone partners and the IMF Fund.

Man, 25, dies after undergoing routine wisdom tooth procedure

Marek Lapinski 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A U.S. man unexpectedly died after undergoing a routine wisdom tooth procedure, according to hospital officials in California.

Marek Lapinski, of San Diego, died after being subjected to a procedure to extract two wisdom teeth.
An ambulance report showed that Lapinski started coughing during surgery.

The Lapinski Family said he was given Propofol, an agent used for anesthesia and suffered from cardiac arrest.
Lapinski was taken to a hospital where he died. A piece of gauze was found in Lapinski’s throat.

Lapinski’s sister Natali, a nurse, said that after examining the medical records of her brother, she learned that he was given at least six sedatives by the surgeon.
"In talking with the nurse at the hospital, I was told that the doctor administered too much anesthesia," she said.

“For all those who fear the dentist this will just add to their fear. If the doctor was in any way responsible he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Lapinski was too young to die,” Tammy Carter, 30, who is a nurse in Los Angeles, California told YourJewishNews.com.

The family plans to take legal action.

In other wisdom tooth news, a teen couldn't stand the fact that she now has a few teeth less in her mouth with what to chew her food.
The teen cried and apologized to her teeth for cutting them out from her body, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Abbie Kritz, a Kansas teenager is going through an emotional period, after her boyfriend posted a video of her mourning the loss of her wisdom teeth while under the influence of pain medication administered by her dentist.

"I did it against my will, I would have kept you," she told her wisdom teeth, which was being held inside a plastic bottle while being driven to her mother's house.

"I loved you from the first moment," she continued.
Her boyfriend and the mother heard the unbelievable cries of disbelief.

"They were trying to help me chew and I did not accept them," she explained. "I could have accepted them," she continued.
Finally, Kritz came to terms with the situation when the drugs disappeared from her system. Meanwhile, Kritz seems to be taking all the attention with a smile from ear to ear.

"Oh my God, it was awful," she wrote on her twitter account. "I just remember wanting to stop crying the entire time, but I could not!" She added.

“We all saw videos how kids cry when they lose their pet or even a goldfish. I never saw an adult crying and apologizing to her lost wisdom teeth,” Deborah Simpson who saw the video told YourJewishNews.com.
It is unknown if the teen made good on her promise of putting her wisdom teeth back into her mouth.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Girl, 8, suspended from school after emitting bad odor

Little girl holding her nose illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A little girl was suspended from school because her teachers and classmates could not tolerate her terrible odor, according to press reports in Tennessee.

The eight-year-old girl from Tennessee was sent home from school 24 times this school year due to what her mother described as her odor.

The mother of the second grader, Krystal Hensley, said that school officials in Washington County continue sending her daughter home despite attempts to correct the problem.

"She has been to the doctor and does not have a medical problem. They send her home at least once a month. She is goes to school to learn, not to be sent home," Hensley told a local television new station.

Other students and school teachers have complained about the smell, saying they are not able to focus on school activities, according to a notice of suspension sent to Hensley.

The school has warned that the suspension will continue unless corrective measures are taken, according to the report.

“The mother cannot expect the entire school to suffer because of her daughter. If there is nothing that can be done to correct her odor she should consider hiring a personal teacher for her child or home school the child,” Marilyn Baker, 30, of Memphis, Tennesse, who is a mother to two children told YourJewishNews.com after reading about the case.

Ron Dykes, director of schools in the School District of Washington County, said that a child is sent home when the family refuses to use proper hygiene or if the child is not forced to use proper hygiene.

"In those cases, they are very extreme and to be quite frank the smell is so unbearable and very offensive to other children and adults, therefore, some kind of home-bound program should be used until the family corrects the problem," Dykes told the television news station.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Car towed from accident scene with dead woman inside

Carolyn Ann Watkins 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A car that was towed from an accident scene contained a dead woman who police failed to notice, according to press reports in North Carolina.

The dead body was inside of her wrecked car for three days after being ordered towed by a state trooper from the scene of the accident.

Carolyn Ann Watkins, 62, of Clayton was reported missing by her son early Monday after she failed to appear at work.
An accident report filed Friday by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper Marlon Williams stated that her 2000 Pontiac was found Friday morning in a deep ditch near Smithfield, about 30 miles southeast of Raleigh. Both airbags were deployed.

"Note: No driver at the scene of the collision," Williams wrote in his report.
The Highway Patrol had a local towing company move the car to a storage facility, where it remained until her body was found Monday night by a Smithfield police officer looking for clues to her disappearance.

It was not immediately clear when Watkins died. She was last seen alive Friday.
Watkins’ son, Al Parker, wondered if her mother's life could have been saved if the trooper had noticed her in the car.
"I'm thinking she could still be alive," Parker said Tuesday. "Why don't they look inside the car? When they pulled the car, why was the body not noticed?" Parker asked.

“We hear about cars getting ticketed without the agent noticing a body inside, all the time. However, why would an officer at an accident scene not look inside of a wrecked car to see if someone is inside? This is complete incompetence,” Andrea Reed, 40, of Reliagh, North Carolina told YourJewishNews.com after reading about the case.

Williams, a nine year veteran of the Highway Patrol, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal review that is being carried out with the help of the State Bureau of Investigation.

Dustin Towing Company, the company that towed the car said they were ordered by police not to talk about the case.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view


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