Amanda Bynes claims New York police officer slapped her privates during arrest

Amanda Bynes in court 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Amanda Bynes filed a complaint with police saying that a New York police officer slapped her private parts during her arrest on drug charges, according to a statement released by New York police.

Amanda Bynes also said that police claims that she launched a bong out the window of her apartment was false. "I've never held a bong in my life," she wrote on twitter. Now, she is accusing police who arrested her of sexual harassment.

"They lied when they said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious," she wrote on twitter. "They slapped my privates. Sexual harassment. Big deal. Then, I called the police on them. They handcuffed me, which I resisted, very different from any of the reports," she also wrote on twitter.

As a result, NYPD spokesperson Detective Brian Sessa said that as protocol, the police are conducting an investigation.
Police denied Bynes’ version of events.

"She was on the phone with the police making allegations against officers before they entered the apartment," police said. "An independent witness, the building manager, was there," police added. “She should be ashamed of herself. Many children look up to her and she is setting a terrible example. Hopefully, this drug addict will not get hired again to act in another movie,” Kathy Norman, 27, of New York City told after being asked to comment on the Amanda Bynes arrest.

As we reported earlier, Amanda Bynes was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession related charges after she threw a bong out from her New York City apartment window, according to a statement released by police in New York.

The building staff at “The Biltmore” located on West 47th Street called police after they saw the embattled former television star smoking marijuana in the lobby of the luxury building around 7:40 pm.

Officers arrived at the building, went up to the 36th floor and entered Bynes’ apartment, only to find the once Nickelodeon actress under the influence and smelling of marijuana.
Frightened by the surprise visit, Bynes suddenly pulled out a foot long bong and threw it out the window, while police watched.

Luckily, the bong did not hit anyone on the street. Witnesses later saw a police officer and a maintenance worker working to collect the broken bong pieces.

"Pray for her," a resident of “The Biltmore” said. "She needs help. She is crying out for help," she added.
Another neighbor said he saw Bynes go crazy in the lobby for the past several weeks.
"She was always yelling at the doorman when she was coming and going," the neighbor said.

Police charged Bynes, 27, with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana, police said. She was taken to Roosevelt Hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, police said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Syrian hackers attempt to disrupt water system in Haifa Israel

Haifa Israel 
By: John Roberts

Syrian attackers tried to disrupt the water supply in Haifa, Israel, but were repelled, according to a statement released by Israeli security officials.

An Israeli security expert said that Syrian hackers tried to break into the computers of the water network of the city of Haifa.

Speaking at a conference on Saturday in the southern city of Be’er Sheba, Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, a former cybersecurity adviser, said a group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" had launched the failed attack two weeks ago.

“I am glad to hear that Israeli security guards were able to prevent damage to the water system in Haifa, but this is a reminder that the enemies of Israel are not asleep and we need to be on constant guard against attack,” Yisroel Tauber, 40, of Jerusalem, Israel told after being asked to comment on the latest Syrian attack against Israel.

Last month, a large scale assault in the name of the Anonymous hackers group failed.

The attack took place just after Israel bombed a military complex near Damascus. Israel refused to comment on the strike, but officials at the time said that Iranian missiles were on its way to Hezbollah from Syria to Lebanon. Syria has said it would keep all options on the table for a potential response.

16 children burned to death, 7 injured, on their way to school

The burned school bus 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) More than a dozen schoolchildren along with their teacher were burned to death while riding on a school bus to school, according to a statement released by police in Pakistan.

At least 16 children and their teacher were killed when their bus caught fire in eastern Pakistan, police said, while at least seven other children were taken to a hospital after the incident on the outskirts of the city of Gujrat.

It is unclear how the fire broke out. Some eyewitnesses said that a gas cylinder exploded, but police said that it was not the case.
The bus driver has survived, but is being sought by police after fleeing from the scene.

The children, aged between four and 10, were located a few miles from their school in Gujrat, about 200 kilometers or 120 miles southeast of the capital Islamabad, when the incident occurred.

Police Officer Dar Ali Khattak said that the fire was apparently caused by a spark when the bus driver tried to switch fuel sources.

Two children who survived by escaping through a window in the back of the bus, said that they had smelled gas before the fire started.
One of the children said that the other kids were crying: "Brother, save us, save us, we're burning."
"I took a big stick and broke the glass. I tried to save them, but I could not," one child said.

“The parents of the schoolchildren are devastated, as they never dreamed that their children will be burned to death on their way to school. The families will need to go through lots of therapy to recover from this,” Kathy Baily, 35, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania told after being asked to comment on the school bus fire.

Compressed natural gas is used in millions of vehicles in Pakistan as a cheaper alternative to diesel and gasoline.
Numerous vehicle explosions have been attributed to poor cylinders used to contain the fuel.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

South African women beat up two men after they raped girl with mental illness

The two suspects 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A group of women took the law into their own hand and beat up men who raped a girl.

The mob of angry women in Khayelitsha, South Africa beat up two men until police came to rescue them.

The two men, ages 27 and 29, were happy when they saw police, who came to take control of the angry women. Police rescued the men but immediately placed them in custody and charged them with raping a 15-year-old girl with mental illness.

A resident who found the 15-year-old girl, had seen the pair leaving an empty shack with the girl on Thursday, and suspected that she has been harmed. The resident informed the girl's mother what he had seen. Suspecting that the girl had been raped, the family took the girl to a hospital where she was examined. A doctor confirmed that the girl had indeed been raped.

When the police did not arrest anyone until Friday, several women got together and began searching for the suspects, one of whom had previously been acquitted of raping a disabled 12-year-old girl. When they captured the suspects, the mother of the rape victim was given the honor to beat the men first. Soon, everyone joined in.
They beat the men until police arrived.

The mother of the girl, who is 42-years-old, said: "What hurts me most is the fact that I know these guys and they knew my daughter. I think that's how they managed to take her to the shack."

“This pervert should be locked up. Last time he got away with raping a mentally ill girl. Hopefully, this time, he will be punished.Raping anyone is wrong, but targeting mentally ill people who cannot defend themselves and cannot testify in the court as to what happened to them, is just terrible,” Kayla Erasmus, 42, of Pretoria, South Africa, told after the incident.

The two are to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court. Residents said they will go to court to ask the Judge to deny them bail.

Couple arrested after stabbing each other in fight over who should win American Idol

Gregory Stambaugh and Karen Harrelson 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A couple landed in jail after they stabbed each other over American Idol.

Gregory Stambaugh, 57, and Karen Harrelson, 48, of York County, Pennsylvania were arrested on Wednesday after they allegedly stabbed each other during an disagreement of who deserves to be the winner of American Idol.

According to police, Stambaugh and Harrelson had been watching the show at home when they started arguing about who should win the title of the season.

Investigators said one of the suspects went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed the other. In retaliation, the other suspect grabbed the knife and stabbed back. When police arrived at the scene, Stambaugh and Harrelson both argued that the other stabbed first.

“This is so strange. Why would they stab each other over an issue where their opinions do not even matter? That is outright foolish, especially at their age,” Nicole Morris, 39, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania told after hearing about the arrest.

Police believe that alcohol was likely a factor in the altercation. Stambaugh and Harrelson were both arrested, jailed and charged with assault.

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