Man, 40, who raped girl, 13, to be freed after hiding behind sharia law

Riduan Masmud 
By: David Ross

A man was arrested and charged with rape related charges after he raped a 13-year-old girl in the back of his car, according to court proceedings in Malaysia.

However, prosecutors have now asked a judge to dismiss the charges after the man claimed that sharia law allowed him to have sex with the 13-year-old because he married her, according to the court proceedings.

Riduan Masmud, 40, shocked the country after being accused of raping the girl in his car, and later stating that he had married her. He claimed to have taken the girl as his second wife in accordance with sharia law.

The restaurant manager defended his actions, saying it was a case of mutual agreement, adding that is acceptable under sharia law.
The girl’s parents are extremely poor, according to neighbors.

Riduan told the court that he had met the girl for about six months, and felt he had the right to marry her.
"There are many cases of men who marry underage girls. I do not see why my case should be different," the father of four children, aged between two and 17, said.

The judge gave the Attorney General until next month to decide whether to proceed with the case.
Riduan was charged several months ago with raping the girl in a car parked by the roadside in Inanam.
Last week, the prosecutor told the court he had no objection to the case being dismissed.

The aunt of the girl called police after learning about the relationship.
The girl appeared briefly in court. She has a baby face, her long hair was tied in a ponytail, looked underdeveloped, and was dressed in a shirt and jeans.

Riduan said he would let his new wife finish school and then let her be a makeup artist.
Riduan’s first wife also told the court that she had accepted the teen as the second wife of her husband and promised to help her through her studies.

“The man is nothing more than a pedophile and is a danger to the public. After he got caught, he is trying to hide behind religion. Why didn't he marry the girl before he had sex with her in the back of his car? I hope the judge does not dismiss the charges against the child rapist,” Mohamed Rashin, 39, of Inanam, Malaysia told YourJewishNews.com after leaning about Riduan.

The girl's father, who was also in court, said he agreed to the marriage of his daughter to Riduan.

Streits Matzo preparing new movie on the American Dream in the Lower East Side

Streits matzo way back 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) On Manhattan’s Lower East Side, in a series of four nondescript brick tenement buildings, sits the Streit’s Matzo factory.

In 1925, when Aron Streit opened the factory’s doors, it sat at the heart of the nations largest Jewish immigrant community. Today, in its fifth generation of family ownership, in a rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side, it remains as the last family owned matzo factory in America.

This is place rooted in history and tradition, and not only in the sense that the recipe for their product is 3,000 years old. The machinery still used here to bake and pack 40% of the nation’s matzo is as old as the factory itself.

The owners still sit at their great grandfathers desks, declining to clear the drawers of the contents left by their forbearers. They have, again and again, refused exorbitant sums offered by developers for their real estate, and resisted modernizing the facility, worried at the potential effects on their fiercely loyal workforce, made up of neighborhood residents and immigrants from around the world, many of whom have been working there for 30 years or more.

And yet, while in many ways Streit’s may seem a relic from another age, they continue to thrive, consistently receiving more orders than they can fill.

In a neighborhood where the Jewish immigrants have long ago moved on, in a nation where progress and profits trump all else, where manufacturing has left the cities if not the country, where family businesses are bought out by giant corporations and workers move from job to low paying job, Streit’s remains a Lower East Side institution, and a glimmer of hope for the American Dream.

THE FILM

This film, a feature-length documentary, will tell the story of Streit’s - of the factory, of the family, of its workers, of its place in the rich history of the Lower East Side and in America. It is a story of tradition, of resilience and resistance, of the perseverance of the Jewish people, and of immigrants of all faiths, so many of whom have found home in the Lower East Side, behind the doors of Streit’s, or in the matzo they bake.

The film is being directed by Lower East Side-based documentary filmmaker Michael Levine, and produced by Michael Green.
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Man arrested after masturbating on meat in supermarket then putting it back on shelf

John Allison 
By: John Roberts

Police were called to a supermarket after a man was seen masturbating on meat before putting it back on the shelf.

John Allison, of Potsdam, New York was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly masturbated on a stick of pepperoni at a local grocery store then put the product back on the shelf for others to enjoy.

According to police in upstate New York, Allison entered the Hannaford grocery store in St. Lawrence Plaza, took a stick of pepperoni, and proceeded to rub his genitals against it.

After satisfying himself, Allison put the pepperoni back on the shelf and tried to leave the store. A loss prevention security officer who witnessed the incident via video surveillance cameras called police and gave them the disturbing video.

“This makes me want to vomit! I am always freaked out by germs in the grocery, and I always carry an antibacterial hand wash, but this man took things to a whole new disgusting level. I am glad he was caught,” Lisa Gray, 34, of Albany, New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning the nature of Allison’s arrest.

Allison was arrested and charged with public lewdness and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was released from jail after posting a $2,000 bond.

New Jewish tech billionaire is born as Yahoo buys Tumblr

David Karp and Rachel Eakley 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) There is a new young Jewish billionaire in New York after Yahoo announced its latest $1 billion purchase.
David Karp, who is the 26-year-old founder of blogging site Tumblr, just made a lot of money.

Yahoo's board agreed over the weekend to buy the popular blogging platform, which has 100 million users and 90 million posts per day, for $1.1 billion in cash.

The agreement would make the native New Yorker a billionaire, despite publicly opposing, even last year, the sale of the company he founded inside his small Manhattan apartment of his mother in 2007.

On Sunday afternoon, it was revealed that Yahoo's board approved the purchase of Tumblr, despite having revenues of just $13 million last year. Even that figure was only possible after $125 million in capital investments.

Karp grew up in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the son of a composer who wrote songs for movies and TV, and a mother who was a teacher.

He taught himself how to code HTML at age 11 and began to establish his own consulting business shortly thereafter. His parents allowed him to quit high school at age 15 and he completed the rest of his education through homeschooling.
At age 17, he moved to Japan, where he cemented his skill as a programmer and started throwing his ideas around to technology companies.

He moved back to New York and sold his services as a consultant. He founded Tumblr in 2007 at age 21, which quickly consumed all of his time.

He opened an office in Manhattan and has strongly resisted a move to Silicon Valley. He also tried to resist the money the world of technology has to offer.

He recently said that he wanted to remain independent, believing he could grow the company by increasing advertising revenues naturally.
Within a year, however, he was accepting funds from venture capital investors.

“Way to go David Karp. The world and the Jewish community needs more people like you, as you are smart and innovative. Keep up the good work, and start working on your next great project for the world to enjoy,” Harry Gilbert, 29, of New York City told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the Yahoo purchase of Tumblr.

He currently lives with his girlfriend in a modest apartment in the West Village of Manhattan. Rachel Eakley is a chef and has a postgraduate degree in psychology.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Prison inmate sues Taco Bell after they stole his Taco shell idea

Doritos Locos Taco in a Taco Shell 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man who is serving a 25-year prison sentence filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell for stealing his idea.

Gary Cole, who incarcerated since 1997, filed a lawsuit in Texas. Cole insists he invented the Doritos Locos Taco idea.

In his 35 page handwritten complaint, Cole claims that Taco Bell and Frito-Lay are using his idea for the Doritos Locos Taco and he demands to be compensated.

Cole wrote that he made a list of new product ideas for Taco Shells of all flavors made of doritos in September 2010, and he sent the list of products to Janice B Cole and Keoiana K. Cole, but the letter never made it to them. Instead the letter was "stolen by the United States Postal Service who submitted it to Frito Lays, Taco Bell, PepsiCo and Yum Brands."

Cole claims that the companies gave the thief a lot of money for the ideas which was originally his.

“If it was indeed his idea and he can prove it, then he should be compensated for it. The fact that he is in jail does not mean that he cannot invent a product or come up with an idea, on the contrary, in jail he has more time to think and be creative. We will have to wait and see if the judge will take his claim seriously,” Leroy Dejesus, 30, of Montgomery, Alabama told YourJewishNews.com after reading the lawsuit.

Cole, who is representing himself in court, is asking the judge to order Taco Bell, Frito Lay, PepsiCo and Yum Brands to hand over the documents relating to the invention of the Doritos Locos Tacos, which he claims will prove that they stole the idea from him. He has also requested the court place "a lien on Taco Bell, Frito Lays, PepsiCo, and Yum Brands, to stop the production and sale of taco shells made of Doritos flavors."

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New television show “The Baby Bachelor” for dating toddlers

“The Baby Bachelor” 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Kids grow up too quickly nowadays. There's a new and adorable show called “The Baby Bachelor.”

The show is a parody of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”

If you are a fan of the shows, you will appreciate “The Baby Bachelor” version of the show. If you dislike the drama of adults fighting and bickering over nonsense, you might also enjoy the kids version as kids are acting their age when they feel jealous or when throwing a tantrum.

The bachelor on the show is Wesley, the nephew of Jimmy Kimmel. "He's been looking for love for years and has been unable to find so far, but tonight that changes. Tonight everything changes for good," Kimmel said on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live show.”

In the clip of nearly five minutes, young Wesley meets his potential dates, each dressed up in a lovely dress or gown as he reaches out to take their hand. So will he take 29- month-old Gabrielle? Maybe 38-month-old finger painter Eva?

“This is just adorable, I enjoyed this show more than the real thing. The kids are adorable and they acted their part very well. At one point in the video one of the “contestants” cried. I am not sure if it was staged or not, but it surely made more sense for a young child to cry rather than adults who fight over a man or woman they barely know,” Ashley Pearson, 22, of Salem, Oregon told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.

Watch the video and make your selection. Instead of handing out roses, Wesley’s handing out dinosaur toys.

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Man, 20, kills girl, 14, after falsely believing he got her pregnant

Shaniesha Forbes 
By: David Ross

A man is accused of killing a 14-year-old girl because he believed he got her pregnant after having a sexual relationship with her.

Christian Ferdinand was arrested after the murder of Shaniesha Forbes.

The naked body of Forbes was found on the beach, and an autopsy revealed that his fears were unfounded, as the girl was not pregnant. Ferdinand, who is 20-years-old, is accused of smothering 14-year-old Forbes to death. He then placed her body in a suitcase and set it on fire on a Brooklyn, New York beach.

Ferdinand allegedly told detectives he killed the girl after she told him she was pregnant with his child, but she refused to get an abortion. It turned out that the teenager was not pregnant, the medical examiner confirmed, leaving the shattered family brokenhearted over the senseless killing.

"He had the nerve and balls to kill her, but he could not go to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test to see if it was true?" Her cousin Kerri Ann Thomas, 25, said.
Ferdinand allegedly told police he met Shaniesha on Facebook and began a sexual relationship with her.

“The man should be locked up for a long time. He is a danger to society. First he had unprotected sex with an underage girl, then when he thought he got her pregnant. he demanded that she kill her unborn child, when she refused to do so he took her life!” Jazmin Maxwell, 40, of Queens, New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the horrific murder.

The girl's mother, Sandra Price, 40, said she was aware that her daughter was dating, but she had no idea that she was involved with a 20-year-old man. She said she would have stopped it immediately.

Robbery goes wrong as thieves lock homeowner inside his gun and ammunition filled closet

Houston Texas police car 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Armed robbers left empty handed and with gunshot wounds after they locked the home owner in a closet where he kept his gun and ammunition.

Three armed robbers broke into the house and beat the resident before shoving him into a closet. The robbers however, did not know that it was a weapons storage closet.

The thieves broke into the house in Houston, Texas, at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday. They beat the resident and put him in the closet before ransacking the house looking for valuables throughout the home. Unfortunately for them, they had not realize that the homeowner is a legal gun owner.

When the resident thought the men had left he took his loaded gun and headed downstairs. Seeing one of the attackers on the ground floor, he opened fire striking the robber in the shoulder and leg. The suspect returned fire, but missed.

“The bad guys always manage to get their hands on illegal guns. If more people would have been allowed to carry guns legally then thieves would be scared to enter a random house for fear that they might get shot,” Jason Bailey, 37, of Bronx, New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the shootout which forced the armed robbers to flee.

His two companions fled the scene in a SUV, leaving the wounded robber behind, the wounded man was limping down the street. Unable to continue walking, the robber, in his 20s, collapsed in a pool of blood on the pavement. A passersby saw him and called an ambulance. He was taken to the Ben Taub Hospital for treatment.

Police said the homeowner, who lives with his parents, will not face charges because of the Texas “Defense of Habitation Law,”
where deadly force is allowed when a person defends himself against an armed attacker in their home or car.
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Tennessee hotel security guard arrested after desecrating Jewish religious items

Justin Shawn Baker 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A hotel security guard was arrested after damaging several Jewish religious items at a hotel, according to police reports in Tennessee.

About 8:20 am on Saturday, Jackson police were called to 1770 U.S. 45 Bypass, the location of the DoubleTree Hotel, on a reports of vandalism that had occurred in one of the meeting rooms overnight.

Several books, musical instruments, electronics, a Torah scroll and several revered religious items to be used in religious ceremonies belonging to the Margolin Hebrew Academy, were marked, broken, damaged and polluted, according to press reports. Although the exact values ​​of the damage are yet to be determined, preliminary estimates put the value of the damaged property at over $60,000.

A joint investigation was launched involving the Jackson Police Department, local officials of the Federal Investigation Agency and the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security. The night shift security guard was suspected of the crime after the initial investigation. The guard was an employee of Maxx Guard, according to Jackson police. Maxx Guard officials responded to the scene and are working with investigators in this case.

Justin Shawn Baker, 24, of Jackson, was arrested and charged with vandalism of between $60 and $250,000, which is a Class B felony.

The crime seems to be aimed specifically at objects representing the Jewish faith, police said. The crime was opportunistic in nature and limited to the participation of Baker, the investigators said. The motive is still under investigation.

"This is a severe crime against the Jewish community in Tennessee. The Jewish community did nothing to this man to deserve this, therefore he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law," Meyer Oliver, 60, of Memphis, Tennessee told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the attack.

The Jackson Police Department is working closely with the District Attorney's Office and federal authorities as the investigation continues.

Baker appeared in Jackson City Court this morning for arraignment. Judge Blake Anderson set his bond at $100,000.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Human rights group calls to arrest French TV chief after faking Palestinian death video

Mohamed al-Dura 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An Israeli human rights group called on the French authorities to arrest the top TV chief after a local station falsely reported the death of a Palestinian boy which ignited the second Palestinian intifada.

"Criminal charges should be filed, and Charles Enderlin should never be allowed to practice journalism in Israel again. The fact the al-Dura story has turned out to be a hoax should cause us to take action against those who invented and spread this staged fable. Israel's Government Press Office should also revoke France 2's credentials" – this according to Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center.

Late on Sunday, the Israeli government released a report which found France 2's claims that troops killed the Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Dura in 2000 as baseless. The committee's findings stressed that there were many signs the boy wasn't even shot. The report also noted the lack of blood stains at the scene. Enderlin's television report, airing on Sept 30, 2000, claimed the boy came under fire from Israeli snipers, even as Enderlin was not at the scene and unaired raw footage would later show the boy still alive.

Darshan-Leitner: "In 2007 we argued at the High Court in Jerusalem that France 2's credentials be canceled, but the press office cited they had a lack of authority to do so. Now that the government has determined we were right, it's time France 2's bureau chief be prosecuted. Enderlin's report became a symbol of the second Intifada and a modern-day blood libel directly resulting in hundreds of Jewish and Arab deaths, only for the purpose of raising France 2's ratings."

Darshan-Leitner added that "The French network ignited a still-burning torch of hatred against Israel, with images of al-Dura still being presented in anti-Israel protests in Iran, the Arab world and in Western Europe. Those who are responsible must bear the consequences of their actions in order to avoid the repetition of incidents like this and, moreover, to stop this blood libel once and for all."

A 2003 government committee found that images of al-Dura's death had an enormous impact on the beginning of the October 2000 riots which ended in the deaths of 13 Israeli-Arab demonstrators.

Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center is an Israel-based organization dedicated to enforcing basic human rights through the legal system and represents victims of terrorism in courtrooms around the world. Its clients include American, European, and Israeli citizens. It is unaffiliated with any political party or governmental body.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israel Integrating Muslims into High-Tech World

Muslim women working in the high tech industry 
By: David Ross

Israel has previously set a goal to integrate many Muslims into the high tech world, an industry where high paying jobs are abundant.

By Anav Silverman

Tazpit News Agency For
YourJewishNews.com

Four years ago, the Israeli government named Nazareth a national priority area, meaning that Israel's largest Arab city would be granted economic incentives as a preferential area and firms that relocate to the city are entitled to tax breaks. Recently, the first industrial park in Nazareth was officially opened in April by Israeli entrepreneur and philanthropist, Stef Wertheimer after 12 years of construction.

The Israeli billionaire tycoon, the founder of the Warren Buffet-owned Iscar Metalworking Cos., has previously opened seven industrial parks including four in the Galilee, one in the Negev, and one in Gebze, Turkey in 2003.

Wertheimer invested $22 million into the Nazareth industrial park, which is located on a hill near Nazareth that overlooks the Jezreel Valley. Within a decade, the park aims to host 25 export-oriented companies that would ensure 1,000 jobs.

Wertheimer aims to bring more Arabs into Israeli hi-tech, an industry of start-ups that have helped lift Israel’s GDP per person by nearly a quarter in the past decade according to a report in the Economist.

At the dedication ceremony of the Nazareth industrial park, Wertheimer said that the park contributes to several important factors including economy, society and Jewish-Arab coexistence.

Both the Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fisher and President Shimon Peres were present at the dedication ceremony, with Peres noting that there are 70,000 Arabs with university degrees who are being gradually integrated into advanced industries in Israel.

According to the recent report in the Economist, thousands of Arab computer scientists graduate from Israeli colleges every year and can write programs for Arab users, visit the Arab world and market Arabic software. Some projects underway include an online booking service for hotels and Arabic e-books in the region.

The three companies that are already utilizing the Nazareth industrial park include the Israeli-owned international telecom company Amodocs, which has 100 employees. Alpha Omega, a company that manufactures neurological and neurosurgery products, founded by Nazareth couple Reem and Imad Younis, is also located in the park, along with BRF Engineering owned by Rabei Ibrahim.

There is huge potential for Arabs living in the Nazareth metropolitan area, believes Smadar Nehab, who runs the Tsofen training center in Nazareth that she established with two other partners in 2008 to integrate Arabs into Israel’s high tech field.

Nehab, originally from Kibbutz Hazorea in the Jezreel Valley, was one of the first women to set out for Silicon Valley, and after her successful venture came back to Israel with her family. “There is huge potential for transforming Arab lives in the Nazareth metropolitan area,” she told the Economist.

The Israeli government also encourages Arab representation in the high tech industry. Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor has provided one-sixth of Tsofen’s budget during the past three years. President Shimon Peres’s office has launched the Maantech program together with Cisco’s CEO John Chambers, which works together with Tsofen and other similar organizations to help Israeli Arabs locate jobs in the high-tech field.

Israelis shocked after West Bank mosque displays Nazi flag

Nazi flag flies above West Bank mosque 
By: David Ross

Hundreds of residents of the Gush Etzion neighborhood of the Israeli controlled West Bank were astounded to find a Nazi flag flying right near the mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Omar. The Israel Defense Forces was immediately notified.

Uri Arnon, who saw the flag, told Tazpit News Agency: "I felt we were going back 75 years, losing our hold on the land. The Muslims in the area no longer feel the need to hide their murderous tendencies, announcing out loud that they wish to destroy us."

The Nazi regime killed at least 6 million Jews during World War Two, and was a major factor behind the birth of the modern State of Israel.

Barber offers haircuts in exchange for hugs

Anthony Cymerys giving homeless man a haircut 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Do you want a good looking haircut but don’t have any money? No problem! There is a barber out there who doesn't want any money as payment for a haircut.

Every Wednesday, barber Anthony Cymerys sets his chair in the shade of a tree in Hartford's Bushnell Park in Connecticut. For his customers, the homeless or those just down on their luck, the rate is always the same: a hug for a haircut.

The 82-year-old Cymerys, known as Joe the Barber, began offering his services 25 years ago after retiring from a career in business. He had cut his hair for his family, but decided to put his clippers to work for the less fortunate after being inspired by a church sermon on homelessness.

I wanted the homeless to not look homeless.
His customers wait in line on park benches, some of them also receiving free meals provided by a local church. One by one they take a seat on a folding lawn chair where Cymerys set up a car battery used to power his clippers.

Recently, towards the end of a haircut to a client, a loud noise came from the battery, the battery went dead. He gathered up his mobile shop, connected the clippers to his car and picked up where he left off.

"What this is really is love. I love these guys," Cymerys said. He paused and turned to his client in the chair and said: "You know I love you, right?"
"That's what this is all about," Cymerys said.

“The guy is doing a remarkable thing for the homeless. Most homeless people would do anything not to look homeless, and the one thing that really makes a difference is a good looking haircut. I hope that Cymerys continues on with his tradition for a long time,” Tiffany Richards, 42, of Fort Collins, Colorado told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the barber giving free haircuts to the homeless.




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Student arrested for faking his kidnapping after getting bad college grades

Aftab Aslam 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A teen was arrested and charged with terror related charges for faking his own kidnapping after receiving bad college grades, according to a statement released by the FBI in Georgia.

The student faked his own kidnapping to distract his parents from his bad college grades.

Aftab Aslam failed his English class twice at Georgia Gwinnett College and believed the relief of his safe return would soften the blow to his parents when they discovered his disappointing grades.

The 19-year-old bought a prepaid mobile phone last month, then sent a text message to his parents claiming to be a kidnapper who had their son.

The text stated that their son would be killed if the police were called. His parents contacted the authorities anyway, and the FBI was contacted to start an intensive investigation.

The parents and the authorities issued public pleas, but were not able to locate the kidnapper or the victim. Aslam is said to have lived in a tent in an open field for eight days as part of the scheme.

He returned home when the weather became cold and wet, telling his parents that he had been drugged and held in captivity, before admitting that he was responsible for the incident later, under questioning.

“The teen might have been terrified from his parents, but that is no excuse for pulling off such a scheme. It is extremely dangerous, and innocent people could have been hurt. He should definitely be ordered to pay back the cost of the law enforcement activities,” Cindy Adams, 31, of Boulder, Colorado told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the teen’s fake kidnapping.

He has been charged with three counts each of false statements, tampering with evidence and making terrorist threats.

3 Illinois teens rape girl and post attack on facebook

 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Three teens were arrested and charged with rape related charges after raping a teen girl and then posting video of the attack on facebook, according to a statement released by police in Illinois.

The three Chicago teens were charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl yesterday, according to court proceedings.
Prosecutors said 15-year-old Kenneth Brown, Justin Applewhite and Scandale Fritz, both 16, attacked the girl inside Fritz’s home, late last year.

According to court documents, Fritz took the girl to the basement of his home and assaulted her. Fritz invited Brown and Applewhite to the basement where Fritz was recording the attack. Fritz was easily identified by police because he turned the camera to his face.

Court documents indicate that the video was first published on Brown’s facebook account. He later posted the video on Fritz’s and Applewhite’s facebook accounts.

“The three teens are pure evil. Not only did they rape a little girl they had the nerve to publish the attack to facebook, like it was all a big joke. I hope these teens are jailed at least till they are 21-years-old and also receive lifetime probation,” Rosa Carpenter, 43, of Colorado Springs, Colorado told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the despicable attack.

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Police called after Starbucks customer changes baby's diaper at coffee table

Alex Burgos and Ruth Burgos 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A fight broke out at a local Starbucks after a customer decided to change the baby’s soiled diaper at the coffee table in front of other horrified customers, according to a statement released by police in Colorado.

Police said they responded to a Denver Starbucks after an altercation between an employee and a customer who changed her son's diaper on her table.

Alex Burgos said he and his wife Ruth were enjoying weekend coffee when her 1-year-old son Thiago needed to be changed. Ruth took him to the bathroom, only to find that there was no changing table so she changed the diaper in the cafeteria.
Burgos said an employee of Starbucks threw a rag at his wife and spoke in a humiliating tone.

"The employee said, be sure to clean the seat when you're done," he said. "They started talking to each other and laughing at her," he added.

Burgos said that he poured coffee on the ground in response, so employees called police. No arrests were made in response to the incident.

“What this woman did was disgusting. She should have been arrested for creating a public disturbance. I would throw up in her face if she did that in front of me at Starbucks, while I am drinking my coffee,” Edna Ruiz, 43, of Denver, Colorado told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the woman changing her son’s soiled diaper inside Starbucks.

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Car thieves caught after man's behind accidentally called police on cellphone

Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Reinhart 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Next time you plan to steal a car leave your cellphone behind. Two robbers were arrested and charged with car theft related charges after one of the thieves accidentally dialed police on a cellphone by sitting on the phone’s dial pad, according to a statement released by police in California.

Police said they heard the two men from California, plan and carry out a car theft when one of the men accidentally called police by sitting on his cell phone.
The call caused both to land in jail after police followed their tracks by overhearing the crime in progress.

"I've never heard of anything like this," police Sergeant Jaime Rios said. "There have been times when the dispatcher hears something like this, but we have never listened to ​​a call which came in before a crime was committed and stay all the way until the end,” the police officer added.
Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Reinhart, both 20-years-old, also spoke about purchasing illegal drugs while police listened in.

One of the voices on the phone mentioned to have a hammer ready. Soon after, we heard the sound of breaking glass and a man saying they found a bottle of prescription drugs, police said.

“Talk about calling the police at the wrong time, these two robbers have got to be the most unlucky people on the planet,” Tracy Greene, 49, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island told YourJewishNews.com after listening to the police call.

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Man elected as next mayor of the city by coin flip

People voting in the Philippines 
By: Eva Fett

Who would have thought that in a democratic country a politician would be elected through a flip of a coin, but that is exactly what happened in a city in the Philippines, according to a statement released by election officials in the Philippines.

In the era of high technology electronic voting, election authorities in the Philippines announced a tie between two candidates for mayor, and decided to break the tie in a decidedly old school way, by throwing a coin.

When all the votes were counted after the election on Monday, the two men running for mayor of the city of San Teodoro, Marvic Feraren and Boyet Py, received 3,236 votes each.

To break the impasse, it was decided to use a coin flip, Reny Pagilagan, acting election officer of the city said.
The Philippine Commission on Elections permits coin tosses as a way to break ties.

Therefore, the two rivals faced off inside a circle of tables in a room with bare walls, taking turns to flick the coin to the ground.

At the end of the contest, Feraren, who is the son of a former mayor, was declared the winner.
The result was received without backlash in San Teodoro, located in the province of Oriental Mindoro.

“It is interesting that the candidates agreed to decide the election using the coin flip. If this happened in the United States it would have ended up in the Supreme Court of the United States, just like the Gore-Bush Florida fight, and then, when the courts decide, no one is happy,” Tracy Cunningham, 55, of Cranston, Rhodew Island told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the man who became mayor after a coin toss.

Man find $5 million in his cookie jar after receiving foreclosure notice

Richard Cerezo with his winning lottery check 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man found nearly $5 million in a place he least expected, according to a statement released by lottery officials in Illinois.

The man, who was facing foreclosure of his home in Geneva, Illinois, found a solution to his problem.

Richard Cerezo was going through his old lottery tickets, which he kept in a cookie jar, and he took them to the local 7-Eleven to see if he had any winners. For one, it turned out, he had to file a claim, which, according to Cerezo, meant the ticket was worth at least $600.

Excited, he returned home and checked the numbers on his computer.
"With each passing number, my smile was going up and up. When I realized I had all six numbers it was shocking. 'Whoa, can this be?'" Cerezo said in a press conference. "The next day, I called in sick to work and went down to the lottery office in Chicago. I felt that nothing will happen if I get fired," Cerezo also said.

Cerezo talked to lottery officials, and he was told that the ticket was worth $4,850,000. Cerezo said that he bought the ticket in the beginning of the year, which meant he had been sitting on a fortune for months without realizing it.
"It could not have happened at a better time," Cerezo said. "I just thought, this is how God works," he added.

“The man is lucky to have gone through all his old lottery tickets. Imagine if he didn't face foreclosure and never went through those lottery tickets, he would have lost out on $5 million, so the foreclosure actually helped him discover his riches,” Carmen Weaver, 57, of Warwick, Rhode Island told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the lottery ticket that was found in a cookie jar.

Cerezo said he plans to use part of the proceeds to pay off the debt on his house.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Two men kill teen boy to steal his iPad in Las Vegas

Marcos Arenas 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Two men were arrested and charged with murder related charges after they killed a teen boy in order to steal his iPad, according to a statement released by police in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Solid, 21, were booked Saturday at the Clark County jail, charged with open murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

According to investigators, Marcos Arenas, 15, was walking down a street with an iPad on Thursday when a passenger got out of a vehicle and tried to steal the device from him.

Dismont is accused of trying to snatch away the iPad and dragging Arenas to his vehicle when the young man refused to let go of the device. After Dismont reentered the vehicle, Solid started to drive away while dragging the teen. The vehicle ran over Arenas and he died in a hospital.

"I think the public and the police department share the same feeling that it was an act of senseless violence," police spokesperson Bill Cassell said.

The suspects managed to flee with the iPad, officials said.
Ivan Arenas said he bought the iPad for his son less than two months ago. The family never had much, the father said.
"To lose his life for an iPad, is not fair at all," Ivan Arenas said. "Never in my life would I imagine that buying my son an iPad for his birthday will result in him being killed," the father added.

“I feel sick after learning what these two animals did to this young child all because of a used iPad. I hope they are convicted of murder and spend the rest of their lives behind bars where they belong. I feel bad that the father feels guilty for buying his son a birthday present,” Tiffany Andrews, 58, of Newport, Rhode Island, told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the senseless killing over the iPad.

Police urge victims of such crimes to always let go of their devices.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view



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