Plumber arrested after extorting 3 underage girls to have sex with him

Police officers illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man was arrested and charged with child sex abuse related charges after coercing three minor girls to have sex with him, according to prosecutors in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The U.S. Attorney said that the St. Thomas man was arrested and charged with using the Internet in order to coerce and entice three minor girls in St. Thomas. Tony Jefferson Browne, 30, of St. Thomas was arrested today, the United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe said.

Browne made his initial appearance in District Court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller, and was ordered held without bail pending a detention and preliminary hearing. According to documents filed in District Court, Browne made contact with the minors on Facebook, developed a friendship with them, and then persuaded them to send him nude photos of themselves. After receiving the photos, Browne threatened to place the minors’ nude photos on the Internet if they did not have sex with him.

At the time of the arrest, Browne was a self-employed plumber. If convicted, Browne faces a statutory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard Potter.

New Jersey police officer shoots man dead during fit of road rage

Joseph Walker 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man, who is also a police officer, was arrested and charged with murder related charges after shooting a man dead during a road rage incident, according to police reports in Maryland.

The New Jersey police officer is being held in jail on $1 million bail after he allegedly shot and killed the man in an apparent act of road rage while traveling with his family to Maryland.

Police said that 40-year-old Joseph Walker, a sworn officer with the Office of the Prosecutor of Hudson County in New Jersey, shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Harvey Jr. after an altercation on the shoulder of a highway road on Saturday night.

Maryland officials said that they were told that an incident of road rage had happened between the two vehicles before they pulled over. Harvey was a passenger in his car at the time and Walker's wife and three children were in his truck.

Authorities said that the two cars pulled over on one side of the interstate after the alleged road rage incident, and Harvey and his passenger allegedly left their vehicle and approached Walker.

Walker then allegedly got out of his car, drew his gun and announced he was a police officer. Harvey kept coming towards Walker supposedly in an aggressive manner, and Walker shot Harvey, fatally wounding him.

Walker was charged Sunday with second-degree murder and manslaughter, and remains in a Maryland jail on $1 million bail.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Philadelphia Pennsylvania ambulance suddenly bursts into flames

Ambulance destroyed by fire 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) An ambulance suddenly burst into flames causing oxygen tanks on board to explode, according to fire officials in Pennsylvania.

An ambulance is usually used to help in an emergency and is not the focus of an emergency.
However, that is exactly what happened during the night when an ambulance caught fire in downtown Philadelphia.

Two paramedics noticed the flames coming from the engine of the ambulance around 11:30 pm when they went near Eighth and Vine streets, according to firefighters at the scene.

There was no patient inside the vehicle, but there were a lot of valuables in the private ambulance. The emergency workers’ quick thinking helped save expensive medicines and medical equipment in the back of the ambulance before the fire spread from the hood into the vehicle.

The fire caused several oxygen tanks to explode, but luckily, no one was injured, fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the flames.
The exact cause of the fire was still unclear. Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

El Al planes now equipped with anti-missile systems

C-Music in action illustration 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) El Al planes are now safer as anti-missile systems are being installed on all commercial planes, the El Al CEO said in a statement.

For the first time, an El Al plane equipped with a C-MUSIC anti-missile system, which protects against portable missiles, successfully completed a test flight. The plane, a Boeing 737, carried out the test flight with the new system in place.
The C-MUSIC DIRCM systems will be installed in each civil aircraft traveling in high risk areas.

Arkia and Israir aircraft will also get C-MUSIC anti-missile systems.

Several terrorist groups have threatened to fire missiles at Israeli planes in recent years. Terrorists in Sinai are of particular concern, since they are known to have armed themselves with portable air defense systems.

In 2002, terrorists tried to shoot down an Israeli airliner in Kenya with surface-to-air missiles.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Number of Israeli tourists to the U.S. falls to 2001 levels

JFK Airport in New York 
By: Debbie Gross

The number of Israeli tourists visiting the United States fell sharply this year, according to new statistics released by the tourism industry.

Despite the strong shekel against the U.S. dollar and the large number of flights offered between Israel and the United States, recent figures released by the Office of Travel and Tourism Industry from the U.S. Department of Commerce showed that Israeli tourism to the U.S. is in decline.

While in 2012, the overall tourism to the U.S. rose 7 percent, reaching a record of 67 million visitors, tourism from Israel rose just a 0.3 percent.

Moreover, the figures published by the U.S. showed that the number of Israeli tourists who entered the country in 2012 is less than the number of Israelis who visited in 2001, the year when tourism experienced a dramatic decline following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Some 308,000 tourists from Israel arrived to the U.S. in 2009. In 2010, the number of Israelis coming to the U.S. fell to 307,000. In 2011, the number fell further to 302,673.

California ‘Marijuana Moms’ get together for legal drug parties

Cheryl Shuman 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) If you are a mother and you are qualified to use marijuana, then you can join the “Marijuana Moms” club.

The group of weed-smoking mothers gather for lavish meals of food made with marijuana. The mothers claim that the drugs makes them better parents.

Cheryl Shuman, 53, who is a mother of two, hosts the drug-infused get-togethers. These gatherings are part of a new trend of parties for legal medical marijuana users in California.

The elegant lunch is held every month in Beverly Hills, California. The get-togethers enable Shuman and her friends to try new varieties of meals, which are made with pot leaves and cannabis oil.

They enlist the help of popular Beverly Hills chef, David Schanhals, to come up with exciting and tasty foods made with drugs, including marijuana milk shakes, cannabis leaf salad, and chicken fried in cannabis oil.

After the meal, the women who are prescribed marijuana for medical conditions, can taste a wide range of cannabis strains to see which one works best for them.

Shuman said: "All the women in the group suffer from chronic aches and pains, and taking cannabis in a group setting makes it seem more socially acceptable. We've all met people who say that marijuana is for dirty drug addicts, but we are the proof that one can be a good parent and productive members of society while using drugs."

January Thomas, 37, said she smokes marijuana up to five times a day while taking care of her two-year-old daughter, Zeena. "Marijuana makes me a better parent, it puts me in a moment with my daughter Zeena without worrying about everyday problems,” Thomas said.

"I want her to understand the benefits of cannabis so I read to her books such as ‘Mommy's Funny Medicine’ and ‘It's Just a Plant’, to teach her,” she also said.
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Woman bathes dirty squirrel after rescuing it from her toilet bowl

Bathroom illustration 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A video of a dirty squirrel taking a bath has gone viral.

A woman was surprised when she found a squirrel in her toilet bowl.

The woman of Winnipeg, Canada, has a pretty weird story to tell after she rescued the animal, which crawled through a sewage pipe and into her toilet bowl.When Angela Campbell found the squirrel in her toilet bowl, it was covered in sewage. She felt bad for the animal and she contemplated how to rescue the squirrel without hurting it.

She came up with an idea of ​​using barbecue tongs. After a while, in which the animal was jumping around in the toilet bowl, Campbell was finally able to pull the stinky squirrel out of the toilet and she put it in her bathtub where she washed it.

It's unbelievable how they made their way to the toilet. It is a difficult task to do because the toilet pipe has an ‘L’ shaped pipe and there's water in it, so they had to work hard to push themselves through the tight spaces in the pipes.

In the video below you can see the woman washing the animal in her bathtub at home.
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New ‘hairy leg’ stockings being touted to keep girls safe

‘hairy leg’ stockings 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Stockings have been used for many different purposes. Some stockings are for daily use while others are used as a novelty.

There is fishnet stocking, which are seen as sexy as they are usually worn by grown women with shorter style dresses. Other stockings are used to keep our feet warm in the winter.

Now, someone in China came up with an interesting new idea for the use of stockings, an anti rape feature. “In the summertime, the anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, is essential for all young girls going out,” reads the caption posted along with the image.

This might be the strangest way to hold off aggressive men, but we have to acknowledge that it is smart.

“If a girl walks home alone, and she wears these stockings, men will think twice before attacking. Most men would be put off by a girl whose legs have so much hair,” Jasmine Baker, 26, of New York City, told YourJewishNews.com after seeing a photo of the “hairy leg” stockings.

In India, three students developed underwear to help reduce sex abuse. The students have developed a bra that they said has an "anti-rape" feature that helps women protect themselves against attacks.

The bra has a shock wave system that will shock the perpetrator. It will also alert police and the girl’s parents, through the built-in GPS technology.

In the video below you will see a hot woman asking men to rub lotion on her back. Most men agree to her request. That is until they see her hairy back. In reality, the woman is not hairy as she is only playing a prank on the men to see how they will react to the body hair.
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Waitress arrested after pouring hot water on cook

Golden Corral restaurant 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A waitress was arrested and charged with assault after she poured scalding hot water on a cook.

Police were called to a restaurant after two employees got into a fight, and the female employee assaulted the male cook during the argument.

Police have arrested the 20-year-old waitress after she poured boiling water over her colleague during a personal argument, which was not work related. Alexis Carter, of Alpharetta, Georgia faces a charge of assault and battery after she allegedly burned her co-worker with hot water during the argument at the Golden Corral restaurant in Georgia.

According to an incident report, Carter had an argument with chef Marcus Benson. While they argued, Carter hit Benson in the face with a dirty mop. The argument escalated. That’s when Carter grabbed a pitcher, filled it with hot water and threw the pitcher at the cook. The pitcher hit him and the water spilled on his neck, according to police.

Police said they reviewed the surveillance camera and confirmed the assault before they arrested Carter. In a statement, Golden Corral restaurant said: "Two co workers had a dispute over a personal matter. The incident was not related to work. Golden Corral does not tolerate violence in the workplace and both employees were fired.” Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Mother saves son, 4, seconds before tree falls into house

Tree falls onto house illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A mother was left shaken after she managed to avert a major catastrophe before a tree fell into her house.

The mother ran into the path of the falling tree to rescue her 4-year-old son.

After repeated heavy rains and wind in Atlanta, Georgia, tree roots became weak, causing many trees to fall. Jessica Brumit of DeKalb County, Georgia, was one victim of a tree falling through her roof, but she is very grateful that she was able to save her 4-year-old son Andrew from harm's way just moments before it fell.

Brumit said that the wind howled outside while her son was looking out the window where the tree fell. She turned around and saw the tree coming towards them. She grabbed her son and ran. "It was very frightening. I was very shaken, I was able to grab him and run to the kitchen as the tree was coming through the house," Brumit said.

Her boyfriend, who was in the front yard at the time of the incident, said: "I just heard the scream. I did not know what was happening.” He ran into the house to see if his son was ok. The child will be celebrating his fifth birthday this week.

"Just hug your family members very tight because you never know what might come crashing through your house," she said. The boy’s parents are grateful that a tragedy was avoided. The family was able to watch as a company cut the tree, and a crane operator hauled away the 90-foot-long, three-foot-thick tree that crushed their house.

North Korean leader hands out Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ book to senior staff

Kim Jong Un 
By: Shifra Unger

It looks like Hitler has a new Asian admirer, according to a North Korea spokesperson doing work in China.

Senior North Korean officials have received copies of "Mein Kampf", which is a book written by Adolf Hitler while he was in prison, as Birthday gifts from Kim Jong Un.

The famous Nazi autobiography was distributed as what is called a "book of one hundred copies," which refers to the practice of distributing a limited number of copies between senior officials, although most books are banned in North Korea, Hitler’s book is alive and well. The gifts that mark the birthday of the leader usually carry a special political significance.

However, the book was not distributed to support Nazism in as much as to call attention to the military and economic reconstruction of Germany after the First World War. Kim also gave a speech supporting the war-time revival in Germany and encouraged staff to read "Mein Kampf".

Toronto Orthodox Jewish family finds swastikas on their door along with ‘watch your children’

The hateful graffiti 
By: David Ross

A Canadian Orthodox Jewish family is terrified after finding swastikas on their garage door along with a message saying “watch your children”, according to police reports in Toronto.

The Orthodox Jewish family in Toronto woke up one day this week to find swastikas and the words "watch your children" scrawled on the door to their garage, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a press release.

Vandals entered the garage of the family home and have sprayed additional anti-Semitic graffiti on the furniture indoors, including a swastika on a baby high chair.

It was the second time in recent weeks that the family, who has small children, has been targeted, according to the press release. Previously, the vandals have painted a swastika on their car.

"That an individual or group of individuals are bold enough to invade someone's home and attack because they are Jews is a very dangerous turn of events in this city," Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center President and CEO Avi Benlolo said in the statement.

Police said the incident was being taken very seriously and also said that they are treating the incidents as a hate crime.

New Palestine Prime Minister rejects offer of free Israeli security detail

Rami Hamdallah 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

The new Prime Minister of Palestine said no thanks to Israel after that country offered a free security detail, according to a statement release by a government spokesperson.

Rami Hamdallah reject the free services offered by the Israeli security service, and insisted that he will move into Area C of the Palestinian Territories, unprotected.

Zone C is under full Israeli security and civil control.
Hamdallah also visited East Jerusalem on Sunday and prayed in the Al Aqsa mosque after his office refused the Israeli gesture of free security.

Hamdallah has created a diplomatic crisis by refusing to allow the Israeli security services to provide protection, an Israeli government spokesperson said.

According to previously agreed upon procedures, the Israeli security service provides protection to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his top aides when they visit Area C.

A senior security official said that the security services will be in trouble if Hamdallah decides to travel to Jordan on Highway 60 to the Allenby Crossing. "We do not know how to protect the Palestinian Prime Minister against ‘price tag’ attacks and we are not sure how Israeli settlers would act if the prime minister's car was seen," the official said.

Muslims celebrate Jewish Heritage Month in Toronto

Muslims celebrate Jewish Heritage Month 
By: Eva Fett

Some might view it as surprising, but Muslims in Canada are celebrating Jewish Heritage Month in Toronto.

By Andrea Spindel

Tazpit News Agency for
YourJewishNews.com

May was Jewish History Month in the Canadian province of Ontario, proclaimed by an act of the provincial government one year ago. This month is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of Jews, Jewish organizations, and the Jewish community to life in Ontario. The government held a significant reception at Queen’s Park, home of the Legislature, on May 28th to acknowledge the many facets of Jewish life in Ontario over the past 200 years.

To mark the Jewish Heritage Month, Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD), chaired by David Nitkin, President of EthicScan Canada and Tariq Khan, Editor of Weekly Press Pakistan, has organized a reception for non-Arab Ajmi Muslims at Baycrest, the Jewish community’s leading edge gerontology and geriatric facility in Toronto.

Greeting the visitors at the MJD reception was Mark Adler, local member of Parliament for the Government of Canada, and a significantly involved member of the Jewish community. He expressed sincere best wishes and appreciation for the guests who were present and offered full assistance to the group in maintaining and expanding the good relations between the two faith communities.

The Muslim and Jewish guests were welcomed into the small but elegant museum on the main floor of Baycrest, and offered lovely traditional Mediterranean refreshments, and given a history of the facility by Ian Leventhal, a manager with special interest in diversity. Muslim visitors took great interest in the current display which features sacred and secular head gear from all over the world, worn by Jews and non Jews.

Tariq Khan, on behalf of Muslim guests, gave thanks to the Jewish friends for this wonderful and amazing visit. He said: “Muslims and Jews are cousins and I am very glad today we are jointly marking the Jewish Heritage Month. Islam and Judaism share a common origin through Prophet Abraham and thus, both are considered Abrahamic religions. One of the common teachings in both religions is to serve humanity selflessly.”

He further said that throughout the Muslim history, whether in Khilafat-e-Rashida (The Pious Caliphate), Umayyad Dynasty, Abbasid Empire, Muslim Spain or Ottoman Era, there is no record of any religion based armed conflict found between the two. Muslims and Jews lived in relative peace with one another all over the world, and Muslim Spain is still considered as the Golden Era for Jews. "The Palestinian conflict has nothing to do with religion, and it was initiated by communist Arab rulers.

Instead of welcoming the Jewish people who came back to their holy land which was lost 2,000 years ago and joining hands with them to serve humanity together, so-called Arab nationalist rulers invaded the modern state of Israel. To get sympathies and support of Muslims living all over the world, the communist rulers of the Arab world, shamelessly converted their adventurism into a religious battle between the two faith communities.

No doubt, God is kind and never supports unjust, they were defeated. Now, it is time for Muslims to understand the facts, recognize the reality and work together with their Jewish cousins to make this planet hate-free and a wonderful place for everyone", Editor of WPP concluded.

New alarm clock that rips your money if you don’t get up goes on sale

The alarm clock that shreds money 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) You better get up when your alarm sounds because if not you stand to lose your money.

If you are one of those people who struggle to get up in the morning when the alarm goes off, this new device, which shreds your money if you do not stop the sound, may be just what you need.

This latest alarm clock was designed by Rich Olson, who said that he combined a Sparkfun ClockIt and a USB paper shredder in order to create the machine.

The U.S. inventor programmed the device to shred a dollar bill if you do not press the button within a few seconds.

Feedback for this new concept however, was not that all positive for Olson, as he also had to face accusations that may be committing a federal crime by destroying U.S. currency.

The clock crusher architect did not seem to care much, and said: "To all those who say that the government is going to take me away, I'm not worried at all.”

Some think that it may be necessary to increase the amount of money in the shredder because most people won’t care about losing $1 in order to gain a little more sleep.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man pleads guilty to slashing 9 women’s behinds at Virginia shopping malls

Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man, who was arrested and charged with assault related charges, pleaded guilty to slashing 9 women’s behinds in Virginia shopping malls, according to court proceedings in Virginia.

The last attack by the man occurred as he slipped behind a pregnant woman in the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax County.

The woman, 20, realized that the man was creeping up behind her and then felt a sharp pain. Before she determined what had happened, he slipped out of sight.

"She looked back and saw that her pants were cut," Deputy Commonwealth Attorney George Freeman told a judge. "She had a cut on her behind and it was bleeding," Freeman added.

Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 42, a native of Peru, pleaded guilty Monday in the slashings, which occurred in several shopping malls in northern Virginia, as part of a plea deal with county prosecutors.

Pimentel was suspected in nine mall slashing incidents in Fairfax, but under the terms of the agreement reached on Monday, he pleaded guilty to two counts each of malicious wounding and unlawful wounding. The agreement sets a maximum penalty of seven years in jail.

In each case, Pimentel crept behind the women in their teens or 20s and slashed their behinds with hobby knife before disappearing into the crowded malls.

None of the attacks caused serious injury, but the Fair Oaks Mall victim required medical attention and was left with a permanent scar.
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New Jersey man burns down his home after trying to kill bed bugs

The house that was set on fire 
By: David Ross

A New Jersey man learned the hard way to leave bed bug fighting to professionals after he accidentally set his house on fire, according to fire officials in New Jersey.

The man and four firefighters are recovering after suffering injuries from the fire.

Police said that the unidentified man was using a space heater, a hair dryer and a heat gun in order to kill bed bugs in his home located on Penn Street in Woodbury, New Jersey. Heat guns are often used to remove paint from wood. Temperatures can reach an average of 1,000 degrees.

While doing this, police said he accidentally set fire to the second floor of his house.
The fire started around noon and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames shortly after they arrived.
Firefighters were called to the scene again around 5:15 pm after the fire rekindled.

Between the two fires, the homeowner and four firefighters suffered minor injuries.
The Gloucester County Office of the Fire Marshal ruled the fire as accidental, county spokesperson Deborah Sellitto said.

Imam gets 11 years jail after burning Bible

Ahmed Abdullah 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A Muslim man received a harsh prison sentenced after he burned the Bible, according to court proceedings in Egypt.

The Islamic preacher, who is known in Egypt for his hate speeches against Coptic Christians, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for burning a Bible in front of the U.S. embassy during a protest against an anti-Islam movie, last year.

An Egyptian court in Cairo sentenced Ahmed Abdullah on Sunday for insulting religion and for burning of a Bible. He was also fined 3,000 Egyptian pounds, or about $430.

Abdullah's son was sentenced to eight years in prison and a fine of 2,000 Egyptian pounds, or $286 for his role in the Bible burning.

Abdullah publicly burned the copy of the Bible as part of a protest against the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims". The movie was produced in the United States by a Coptic Christian of Egyptian origin, and raised anti-American protests in the Muslim world. Abdullah also announced that he planned to send his grandson to urinate on the Bible.

The decision was a surprise to many, since the Egyptian courts are heavily biased towards Islamists.

Teen, 14, faces 1 year jail after refusing to take off his NRA t-shirt

Jared Marcum 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A teen is now facing one year behind bars after refusing to take off his NRA t-shirt when ordered to do so.

The 14-year-old student from a West Virginia school, who made headlines by refusing to take off his NRA shirt at school, faces a year in jail after being charged with obstructing a police officer.

Jared Marcum, was initially arrested several months ago after refusing to remove a t-shirt with the logo of the NRA and a rifle. On Friday, Marcum was charged with obstructing an officer during the incident, a charge punishable by up to one year in jail and a $500 fine.

"Every aspect of this is totally wrong," Allen Lardieri, Marcum's father, said. "He has no criminal record, and it just seems that nobody wants to admit they are wrong," the father said.

The incident began when Marcum was standing in the cafeteria of his school when the teacher told him he had to remove his shirt or turn it around. Marcum refused, claiming that the shirt was his right to freedom of expression.

The Police Department of Logan County initially claimed Marcum, an eighth grader at Logan High School at the time, had disrupted the educational process. In addition to the obstruction charge, the boy was also charged with making terrorist threats.

The obstruction charge is due to accusations that Marcum refused to stop talking during detention, which hinders the official’s attempt to do his job, according to the Police Department of Logan County.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man attacked by bear faces criminal charges after throwing it barbecue meat

Black bear illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A man is facing criminal charges despite the fact that he was attacked by a bear, according to police reports in Alaska.

The man was maimed by a black bear in Alaska after he threw the animal a piece of grilled meat while riding his bike ride near the Eklutna Lake Campground.

According to authorities, the man, whose identity has not been released, could face charges of illegally feeding wildlife. The man had been drinking before deciding to go on the bike ride, police said.

The bear reportedly ate the meat and did not attack the man until he dropped a second piece of meat. Alaska officials said that the bear had probably gone "ballistic".
Later that day, the rangers found the man all bloody while washing himself at the campsite.

"He was not very consistent," the spokesperson of the Department of Fish and Game of Alaska Ken Marsh said. "He was not even sure that the attack actually happened," Marsh said.

Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipse said the man was treated at a hospital for puncture wounds and scratches, to the jaw and back.

When asked if the bear was likely to repeat the attack, Marsh was quick to say no.
"The bear was almost forced into this," she said.

Class photo of isolated wheelchair bound boy, 7, sparks anger

Miles Ambridge separated from his class 
By: Debbie Gross

Parents are angry after a class photo showing how a wheelchair bound boy has been separated from the class went viral on the internet.

The photo, which was taken at the Herbert Spencer Elementary School, shows the seven-year-old boy Miles Ambridge, who uses a wheelchair, awkwardly separated from the rest of his classmates. As the rest of his classmates smiled for the camera, he strained his neck to appear closer to the group, the picture showed.

Ambridge has a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy, which attacks nerve cells, and as a result, uses a wheelchair to get around.

When the boy's parents saw the picture of the class, they were surprised. "It broke my heart," the father of the boy, Don Ambridge, said in an interview. "He was clearly leaning inward, he wanted to be included," the father said.

After Don Ambridge saw the photo, he decided not to share it with his child. Instead, he wrote a letter to the class teacher in the school in British Columbia.

"Basically, I said, ‘I find this disgusting. Please throw it out. I do not want that in my house.’ I am in so much pain. It hurts to see it." the father said.

The boy’s mother, Anne Belanger, also published the photo on a Facebook page.
Belanger, said: "I do not think it was a malicious act. I do not think that it was done on purpose. I do not think there was any rational thought behind it."

Belanger said that discrimination is a daily reality for people with disabilities.
The family said that the school principal, Tracy Fulton, responded immediately with a phone call.

Grandmother rips mask off home intruder’s face, discovers grandson

Thomas Clark 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A young man was in for a rude awakening after his grandmother caught him stealing in her home by ripping off his face mask, according to police reports in New Mexico.

Albuquerque police said they captured the suspected masked intruder because he was recognized by his grandmother.

Investigators said the victim told police a man wearing a purple bandana over his face entered her house through the back early Friday. She immediately suspected the man to be her grandson, Thomas Clark, 22.

The woman said that the intruder grabbed her. that is when she tore the mask off his face, revealing the face of her grandson.
Clark, who fled with the woman's purse, was arrested about four hours later at his parents' house. He told police he stole from his grandmother after two of his friends convinced him it was a good way to get money for a trip to the casino.

The victim, who told police Clark broke into her house and stole a television last year, said she was recovering from wounds and bruises to her wrist and neck.
Clark was indicted on felony charges Saturday and ordered held on $15,000 bail.



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