Palestinian fire shots at Israelis praying at tomb of Joseph in Nablus

Tomb of Joseph 
By: Debbie Gross

One man was injured after Palestinians opened fire at Israelis, who were praying at the tomb of Joseph in Nablus, according to a report by the IDF Blog.

Shots were fired overnight at security personnel protecting Israeli civilians who were praying at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

The shots were fired during a large and violent riot in which Palestinians also threw rocks at security forces who responded with riot dispersal means. The IDF identified the suspected shooter and fired towards him in self defense. The suspect was moderately wounded and after receiving treatment by an IDF military doctor, he was transferred to a nearby Israeli hospital for further care.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner: “The IDF ensures freedom of religion and worship throughout the region. Last night’s incident emphasized the challenges we have and the potential jeopardizing of religious beliefs. The IDF will continue to facilitate the religious needs of the various populations in the region.”

Terror attacks and attempted attacks against Israel you never heard about so far this year

Solider testifying to being shot at 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) The Israeli military has released a list of terror attacks and attempted terror attacks that have not made it into the news, according to a report by the IDF Blog.

The Israel Defense Forces deals with terror on a daily basis. This year, an Israeli civilian was murdered as a result of terror, and many more were injured in attacks ranging from stabbings to rockets. There were over 20 attempts to hit Israeli civilians with rocket fire alone. These attacks seem small, and don’t normally make it to the news headlines. But they affect Israeli civilians every day. The IDF will continue to do everything in our power to prevent them.

Here are the 2013 terror attacks (and attempts) you may not have heard about:

January 15: IDF Discovers Gaze-Made Tunnel With Exit in Israeli Territory

A potential kidnapping attempt was thwarted when during a routine patrol of the Gaza security fence, IDF soldiers discovered the exit of a tunnel dug from the Gaza Strip. The tunnel was large enough to carry people, and indicates a serious attempt by terrorist groups, led by Hamas, to attack Israeli civilians and soldiers. A similar tunnel was used in the kidnapping of Sgt. 1st Class Gilad Shalit.

January 27: IDF Thwarts Significant Terror Attack on Israeli Community

When IDF soldiers arrested two Palestinians after they hurled firebombs at an IDF post in Judea and Samaria, they discovered this letter on the scene. It was written by the Al-Aqsa Brigade, which declared intent to carry out a terror attack in Alon Moreh, a nearby Israeli community.

January 29: Israeli Civilian Stabbed by Terrorist, Injured Moderately

An Israeli civilian was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist at the Tapuah Junction. The victim was injured moderately in the incident.

January 31: IDF & ISA Uncover Hamas Terrorist Assets in Hebron

In a joint operation, the IDF and ISA arrested approximately 20 terrorists affiliated with Hamas, and a cache of ammunition that included more than 10 different types of weapons. The group had been planning to kidnap an IDF soldier and use her or him as a bargaining chip for the release of Hamas prisoners. The operation took place over recent months and was announced on the 31st.

February 7: Two Palestinians Indicted For Planning and Carrying Out A Shooting Attack On the Salem Military Camp

The IDF’s investigation found that the suspects, who traveled in a car driven by a third person, fired roughly 30 shots from two M-16 rifles. A number of these bullets struck the military base, some of them penetrating offices where soldiers were at the time.

March 14: Five Palestinians Attack Israeli Civilian Vehicles With Rocks Near the Israeli City of Ariel

The Palestinians responsible for the attack had hurled rocks at Israeli civilian vehicles traveling on a main road near Kifl Haris, striking several vehicles. As a result, a resident of the community of Yakir, who was traveling with three of her daughters, lost control of her vehicle and hit a truck. The driver and two of her daughters were moderately injured, and a third was critically injured.

March 28: Terror Network Arrested Near Bethlehem

Security forces arrested more than 30 operatives of the Tanzim-Fatah terror network who carried out a large number of shooting and firebomb attacks using improvised weapons against the Israeli town of Migdal Oz. Following investigations, the members of the network confessed to having carried out the attacks as well as having planned more shooting attacks in the Gush Etzion region. Their arrests prevented the operatives from executing their plans.

April 2: Rocket Fired From Gaza Lands in Southern Israel

An IAF aircraft targeted two extensive terror sites in the northern Gaza Strip overnight, in response to several incidents of rocket fire directed at Israel. Accurate strikes were identified.

April 13: IDF Forces Thwart Terror Attack at Crossing

A Palestinian man was arrested when he arrived at the Eliyahu crossing, armed with an improvised firearm, ammunition and a map of the crossing. He intended to commit a terror attack at the crossing, which services populations in transit between the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and the Qalqilya area.

April 25: UAV Attempted to Infiltrate Israeli Airspace

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attempted to violate Israeli airspace from the north. Israel Air Force aircraft intercepted the UAV and successfully downed the target five nautical miles off the coast of the northern Israeli city of Haifa.

April 28: Rocket Fired From Gaza Lands in Southern Israel

After rockets fired from Gaza hit Southern Israel once more, Israel Air Force aircraft targeted two terror sites in the Gaza Strip.

April 30: Palestinian Terrorist Murders Israeli Civilian

A Palestinian terrorist murdered an Israeli civilian at the Tapuah Junction and then attempted to steal the victim’s weapon. Security personnel in the area responded with fire, wounding the terrorist.

May 2: Palestinians Fire at Israeli Hikers

On May 2, Palestinians opened fire at Israeli hikers at Nahal Prat, near Mitzpe Yeriho, damaging an Israeli vehicle. Later in the month, The Israel Security Agency, in conjunction with the IDF and the Israel Police, uncovered and arrested a cell of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine based in Hebron and Nablus. One of the cell’s terror operatives, Aid Assad Fahri Marka, was responsible for the terror attack against the hikers.

May: IDF Forces Seize Illegal Weapons and Military Equipment in Judea and Samaria

Over the course of the month, IDF forces seized rifles, improvised weapons, ammunition, knives, military helmets, a tactical vest and other military equipment, and arrested a series of terror suspects, during the course of routine operations in Judea and Samaria.

Weapons seized on 19 May during the arrest of a terror suspect near Nablus

June 11-17: Multiple Rock Throwing and Firebomb Attacks on Israeli Civilians in Judea and Samaria

June 19: IDF Pulls Over Taxi, Finds Illegal Hunting Rifle and 50 Bullets
IDF soldiers noticed a speeding taxi and signaled the driver to stop. After checking the trunk and the passengers, they searched the trunk, where they found an illegal hunting rifle and roughly 50 bullets. The passengers were taken for questioning.

June 23: Two Rockets Fired From Gaza
Both rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

June 23: IDF Prevents Pipe Bomb Attack

IDF Forces observed a Palestinian adolescent attempting to ignite a round object with metal parts and an exposed wick. “The force understood immediately that it was a pipe bomb, seized [the explosive] and disposed of it far away in open territory. Luckily, the youth did not manage to ignite the explosive,” explained Lt. Niv Juami.

June 24: Shots Fired At Civilian Bus Near Nablus
This was the sixth shooting attack against Israelis in Judea and Samaria in two months.

June 26: IDF Uncovers Large Cache of Illegal Weapons in Samaria

Among the weapons seized were handguns, M-16 assault rifle parts, dozens of magazines and a large variety of ammunition and military equipment. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the weapons and transferred to security forces for questioning.

July 18: Rocks Thrown Near Qalqilya, Injuring Passenger and Damaging Car

July 25: Palestinian Suspect Arrested on Way to Carry Out Terrorist Attack

The suspect, who was carrying a pistol and ammunition, intended to attack a bus in the Samaria region.

July: Palestinian Violence in Judea and Samaria

Over the course of July, the IDF dealt with 52 fire bomb incidents and 246 rock throwing incidents. 6 Israeli civilians were injured.

August 10: Rocks Thrown at Israeli Civilian Bus

August 13: Rocket Launched from Gaza at Civilians Living in Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council

August 18: Firebombs Thrown at Israeli Vehicle near Bethlehem

August 20: Attack Thwarted: IDF Soldiers Catch 3 Palestinians Carrying Weapons With Intention to Attack

August 20: Terrorists Fire at IDF Soldiers in Jenin

In the course of a joint IDF and Israel Border Police operational activity in Jenin, in which security forces sought to arrest a terror suspect, a violent riot developed, during which terrorists fired at and threw incendiary devices, improvised grenades and rocks at the security forces. Two soldiers were injured as a result.

Football Association decides ‘Yid’ is a derogatory word

Soccer game illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

The Football Association has ruled that the term “Yid” is derogatory, according to a statement on its website.

The FA is committed to promoting equality and inclusion in football and to confronting and eliminating discrimination of every kind.

The FA appreciates that language is a complex issue: the use and meaning of words is constantly evolving. This means that, over time, sometimes neutral words or phrases can come to be understood as offensive; and, similarly, words or phrases previously considered as offensive can become more acceptable.

The FA also appreciates the difference between the use of language in the private and public sphere. Whilst someone may be free to use the language of his or her choice at home, the same is not the case when he or she does so publicly.

As the governing body of football, it is The FA’s duty to enforce the Laws of the Game and to send out clear messages about what is and what is not acceptable language within the context of football.

Although the term derives from the Yiddish word for a Jew, its use in the English language has been, both historically and in contemporary use, derogatory and offensive.

It is noted that many minority communities have sought to reclaim historic terms of abuse such as this as a means of empowerment. The process of empowerment through reclaiming language is complex and can often divide opinion within the same community.

In light of the historic and contemporary use of the term, The FA considers that the use of the term ‘Yid’ is likely to be considered offensive by the reasonable observer.

The FA is aware that there are sections of fans at certain clubs who describe themselves using the term, or variants of the term, ‘Yid’. Those fans claim that use of the term is a ‘badge of honour’ and is not intended to be offensive.

Nevertheless, its use is still liable to cause offence to others, whether Jewish or not.

Also, by using the term in this manner, fans may be clouding the issue by making it harder to differentiate its use by these fans and by those who use the term in an intentionally offensive manner.

Further, use of the term in a public setting could amount to a criminal offence, and leave those fans liable to prosecution and potentially a lengthy Football Banning Order. Summary

The FA considers that for the betterment of the game, rules on acceptable behaviour and language need to be simple, understandable and applicable to all people at all levels of the game.

As such, The FA considers that the use of the term ‘Yid’ is likely to be considered offensive by the reasonable observer and considers the term to be inappropriate in a football setting.

The FA would encourage fans to avoid using it in any situation.

Hollywood collaborated with the Nazi regime new research shows

 
By: Aryeh Savir

Hollywood took a role in helping the Nazi regime according to new evidence, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

The Hollywood film industry maintained close ties with the Third Reich and collaborated with the regime, this according to a new book. The book, written by Harvard University doctoral student Ben Urwand, posits that Hollywood's major studios not only passively accepted Nazi censorship, but further actively collaborated with Hitler's propaganda machine to protect their interests in the German market.

In the book, titled "The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler," Urwand, whose maternal grandfather and grandmother were Jews who hid in Hungary during the Holocaust, reveals documents that have never before been made public. The book offers evidence that heads of large Hollywood studios, some of them Jews, edited films, scene by scene, at the request of senior Nazi officials. The results were films that could easily have been used as Nazi propaganda. One document even suggests that Hollywood sent money to Germany to produce munitions.

"Hollywood [in the 1930s] is not just collaborating with Nazi Germany, it's also collaborating with Adolf Hitler, the person and human being," Urwand told The New York Times.

The fact that the Nazi regime intervened in the Hollywood's film industry is known and documented, but Urwand suggests that the relationship between Hollywood and the Third Reich was much deeper and long-lasting than previously known, that this warm relationship continued until the beginning of the 1940's.

According to Urwand, collaboration with the Nazis began in 1930, when Carl Laemmle, a Jew who headed Universal Studios, agreed to far-reaching changes in "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) after Nazis who watched the movie rioted. Later on, in January 1938, the German offices of Fox studios sent a letter with a request to receive Hitler's opinion about several movies.

The letter ends with the salutation "Heil Hitler." In 1939, MGM studios hosted ten editors of Nazi newspapers on a studio tour. Another discovery included notes by Hitler’s adjutants recording his reactions to the movies he watched each night (he loved Laurel and Hardy but hated “Tarzan”), and a scrapbook in which Jack Warner of Warner Bros.

Studious documented a Rhine cruise that he and other studio executives took with an Allied escort on Hitler’s former yacht in July 1945 as part of a trip exploring postwar business opportunities. “That was the one time I actually shouted out in an archive,” Mr. Urwand recalled in The New York Times interview.

Urwand says he found a total of nearly 20 films aimed at American audiences in which content was influenced by senior Nazis. The most important point, he says, is that Jewish characters were almost entirely erased from films.

In relation to the State Department, which repeatedly blocked efforts to expand visas for Jewish refugees, Urwand said: “The State Department’s record is atrocious,” he said. “But the State Department did not finance the production of Nazi armaments. It did not distribute pro-Nazi newsreels in Germany. It did not meet with Nazi officials and do secret deals.”

Abercrombie & Fitch faces charges after ordering Muslim woman to remove her hijab

Hani Khan 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A popular U.S. clothing retailer is under fire after a judge ruled it violated the law when it ordered a Muslim woman to remove her hijab, according to court proceedings in the United States.

A U.S. judge ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch violated federal law when the company fired a Muslim employee at one of its Hollister stores for refusing to remove her hijab.

Judge Yavonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled in favor of Hani Khan's request for summary judgment against Abercrombie, the parent company of Hollister owns, according to court documents.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Abercrombie on behalf of Khan in 2011, after she claimed the company fired her in 2010 for her decision to wear the mandated religious veil.

"A reasonable jury could determine that by offering Khan one choice, to remove the hijab despite her religious beliefs, Abercrombie acted with malice or reckless indifference and its actions violate federal law," the judge said.

A trial will begin in late September to determine what Abercrombie owes Khan as a result of its illegal actions.

An Abercrombie spokesperson wrote in an email that Abercrombie & Fitch does not discriminate on grounds of religion and grants reasonable religious accommodations.

Woman arrested after border patrol officer finds cocaine in pregnancy bump

The face pregnancy bump 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A Canadian social worker was arrested in Bogota, Colombia, after trying to smuggle drugs in her pregnancy bump.

Police said that a woman has been arrested after trying to smuggle drugs inside a latex pregnant belly.

Leah Tabitha Ritchie, 28, was trying to board a flight from Colombia to Canada. As she passed through security, she was asked by a border patrol agent how advanced she was in her pregnancy.

The 28-year-old responded aggressively, and she seemed to be uncomfortable with the question, raising the officer’s suspicion.
She said she was seven months pregnant, raising further suspicion of the official, who in turn went to search her.

The female officer gently touched her stomach and realized that the woman’s stomach was too hard and too cold. She was ordered to uncover her belly. That’s when police found a the fake latex pregnancy bump with two sealed bags containing 5 pounds of cocaine hidden inside.

She was arrested at the Bogota International Airport while trying to board a flight to Toronto.
Ritchie was charged with drug trafficking, among other charges. She is facing between five and eight years in prison.

The drugs have a street value of about $60 thousand, Colombian police said.
Bogota officials said that 874 foreigners are currently detained in the country's prisons, mostly for drug trafficking.

New Jersey couple arrested after chaining boy, 10, to radiator for 2 weeks

Florence M. Pollard and Brian L. Craig 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested and charged with child abuse related charges after they allegedly chained a little boy to a radiator for two weeks, according to police reports in New Jersey.

A New Jersey boy told police that his mother and her boyfriend chained him by the ankle to a radiator for two weeks.

Florence M. Pollard, 31, and Brian L. Craig, 29, were arrested on Monday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal restraint.

“We are grateful that the child had the opportunity to escape and report what has been happening to him in order to stop this couple and stop his suffering," Camden Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said.

Pollard called police to her home on Monday at 3:35 pm to report that her 10-year-old son had disappeared.

Shortly thereafter, the couple's neighbor found the boy a few blocks away. The boy appeared malnourished, clung to a fence and told the neighbor that he did not want to go home, so the neighbor called the police.

The boy told police his mother tied him to a radiator with a metal chain in his mother's room as punishment and was forced to sleep on the floor without blankets. He also said that his hands were tied with plastic ties.

The boy also told police that he was forced to sleep regularly ankle chained to a radiator in the room of his mother and that his hands were tied by wire on occasion.

"To treat a child in this way is inhumane," Sergeant Janell Simpson, supervisor of the Special Victims Unit of the department, said. "He could have been seriously injured or killed if this continued,” he said.

Craig and Pollard are being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each.
The boy and his five siblings, two sisters and three brothers ranging from 7 months to 11-years-old, are in state custody.

New York Police Academy instructor arrested after stealing shoes from store

DSW store location illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

A prominent New York Police Academy instructor was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught stealing a pair of shoes from a local store, according to police reports.

New York Police Department Lieutenant Michael Devane was charged with theft and was suspended without pay after the alleged theft from the DWS store located at 40 E. 14th Street.

Devane and his wife spend about $1,200 a month, or $14,400 a year, to feed their sick daughter.

Hannah Devane, 7, has a serious condition called eosinophilic esophagitis, which gives her a much higher than normal white blood cell count, causing her to be allergic to certain foods.

Devane was recently forced to take a second job as a security guard in order to help pay his mounting bills.

Group of Florida men brutally beat former marine after sticking up for bullied teen

Wen Jones 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Several men were arrested and charged with assault related charges after allegedly brutally beating a former U.S. Marine for sticking up for a bullied teen, according to police reports in Florida.

Now, the Marine said that despite suffering a concussion, broken bones and surgery, he would probably stick up for a bullied victim again.

The 43-year-old said he made ​​the right decision when he tried to stop three thugs from harassing a 14-year-old at the beach.

The man, Wen Jones, paid a high price for being a Good Samaritan after the group of 20-year-olds jumped on him and beat him.

The father of two children required surgery to correct a fracture under his eye. He also had stitches all over his face.

On Wednesday, authorities arrested the last of the three men accused of punching Jones.

Cody Moore Roon, Tyler Dylan Carswell and Eric Michael Deiter, all of Palm Beach County, are now facing charges of aggravated assault because of the severity of the injuries.

4-year-old girl held at gunpoint during midday robbery

Gun illustration 
By: John Roberts

A 4-year-old was held at gunpoint while thieves ransacked her grandmother’s house.

The girl was staying with her grandmother when armed robbers stormed the house in broad daylight.

Romero Campbell, 47, was caring for her granddaughter at her home in Lewisham, London, United Kingdom, when five men wearing Ski masks burst into her home with guns and knives.

They held a gun to the child's head and a knife to Campbell’s throat before threatening to shoot if they move and demanded cash.The men ransacked the house before making off with only two cell phones and about $150 in cash, the family said.
The attack took place at 3:00 pm on Monday, while the girl’s mother was out shopping.

“They broke the door and went up the stairs where they put a knife to Rosemary’s throat and a gun to the four-year-old’s head while threatening to kill her. We're sick to our stomach. We cannot get it through our heads how someone can do this. They are both traumatized,” a family member said.

The grandmother and granddaughter were both hospitalized and treated for shock. Campbell was so distraught after the incident that she has moved out of the house.

Police are asking for help in catching the five men, who were described as black. Other than that there's not much information since they were wearing ski masks, gloves and dark clothing. One suspect was wearing a green camouflage jacket.

"I am convinced that someone in the area has seen or heard something that could help the investigation,” Detective Ian Cameron said.

Man dresses up as dog to have sex with a cat

Ryan Havens Tannenholz 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with abusing an animal related charges after allegedly dressing up like a dog in order to have sex with a cat, according to police reports in Idaho.

Boise Police said that Ryan Havens Tannenholz, 28, was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a police investigation into his sex life. Investigators said that Tannenholz had penetrative sexual contact with an animal in a Boise home on more than one occasion.

The illegal activity took place between January 2012 and January 2013, according to Deputy Prosecutor Cathy Guzman. An arrest warrant was issued on July 31, 2013.

Police did not reveal how they learned about his sexual activity, but Guzman said it is not unusual for investigations to take some time, especially if the crime was not reported to the police immediately.

"It just means that at this point they had probable cause to make the arrest," she said. Guzman said she did not know if the cat belonged to Tannenholz. She also said she could not release who reported the crimes.

The suspect has been charged with six felony counts of crimes against nature, and one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

If convicted, Tannenholz would face a minimum of five years in prison for each of the felony counts. The misdemeanor charge carries a sentence of up to six months and a fine.

Tannenholz Bond was set at $250,000.

Former Miss Teen USA Delaware found guilty of alcohol possession

Melissa King 
By: Shifra Unger

A former beauty queen has pleaded guilty to illegal alcohol possession, according to court proceedings in Delaware.

Melissa King resigned as Miss Teen USA Delaware after an online adult video appeared in February. She has denied that she is the woman in the video.

Now, the former beauty queen was given a one year probation sentence on Monday for underage possession of alcohol.

The 19-year-old was also fined $100 after appearing in the District Court of Maryland in Worcester County. A separate theft charge was dropped due to lack of evidence.

During a stop for a broken tail light in August, police found an open bottle of Captain Morgan inside King's vehicle.

Gregory Hannigan, King’s lawyer, said that alcohol and the vehicle belonged to his client’s father.

King 's boyfriend, David Stout, paid her fine of $100 and $40 in court fees.

The theft charge was initially filed after King and a friend allegedly stole money from a money box on a city bus.

"Right now, Melissa is just getting back on track while moving forward with her career and her life," Hannigan said.

New York Police officer arrested after beating New York Fire Department veteran

 
By: David Ross

It was classic feud of two departments.

A New York Police officer was arrested and charged with assault related charges after beating a retired Fire Department member, according to police reports.

The off duty police officer allegedly beat the retired firefighter after a fight broke out between them in Staten Island.

Detective Mike Oner, 41, was driving through Great Kills at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, when he saw the 53-year-old victim walking toward the corner of Gibson Avenue and Giffords Lane.

The 18-year veteran of the New York Police Department parked his car, crossed the street and pounced on the former firefighter, hitting him in the face several times.

The firefighter, who lives near Oner, was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital with injuries to his eye and bruises on his face.

Oner, who is assigned to the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of assault. He was suspended from duty. He was released on bail after his arraignment.

Man arrested after having sex with his car in public

Daniel Cooper 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was arrested and charged with public indecency related charges after he was seen having sex with his car, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.

Now, a court has heard how Daniel Cooper, 24, who was drunk, took off his clothes and began to grind against a blue 4x4 Land Rover Discovery.

Cooper was captured on surveillance cameras simulating sex with the Land Rover, which was parked in front of a packed restaurant.

Cooper said he was so drunk he could not remember what happened until he was shown the video.
A court heard that shocked dinners saw the man simulating sex with the counter of the restaurant.

Cooper also was seen lying on the floor of the restaurant while simulating sex, with his pants around his ankles.
He was also seen urinating, the court was told.

Police arrested Cooper in the city center in Holywell, North Wales.

The court sentenced Cooper to do community service for three months, and prohibiting him from going outdoors from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, for the next three months.
He was also ordered to pay 85 pounds in court costs.

Mayor shows his commitment by getting state symbol tattooed on his arm

Mayor Chris Murphy 
By: Debbi Gross

At age 63, a mayor received his first tattoo.

The mayor decided to demonstrate his civic pride by getting a tattoo of his town’s logo on his right arm.

Chris Murphy is passionate about his job as mayor, so he had the blue and yellow shield permanently tattooed in honor of Stockport, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Above the tattoo is the Latin motto "Animo et Fide," which means “by courage and faith,” which appears in the Stockport Council logo.

Mayor Murphy, a former postman, who was appointed mayor of Stockport earlier this year, will have to keep his new tattoo covered during council meetings.

"I had thought about getting a tattoo for years, but I was afraid of needles. Finally, I did it to raise money for charity and to get rid of my fear of needles," the mayor said.

“It was not as bad as I thought it would be. My thought was that I would go through some pain to raise money for people suffering with much more pain," he added.

Woman comes home from shopping to find stranger masturbating in her bed

Charles Phillip Wilson 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman walked into her bedroom to find a naked man on her bed.

The 47-year-old man was arrested after he was caught masturbating in the stranger's home in Portland, Oregon.

According to police, the victim, Michelle Leeper, returned home from grocery shopping to find Charles Philip Wilson pleasuring himself on her bed.

Leeper said that when she entered her home she noticed a few things were different then when she left the house. "I put away my groceries and went to the bathroom. I noticed my bedroom door was closed, and it was open when I left," Leeper said.

When she opened the door she found a man lying on his back with his pants off.
"I was shocked and asked him what he was doing there," she said. The man told her to be quiet and motioned for her to come into the bed, she said.

Leeper ran to her neighbor and called police at 1:37 pm, according to Sergeant Pete Simpson, a spokesperosn for the Portland Police.

The man fled from the house, but a police dog helped locate him. He was found hiding in a neighbor's yard and was arrested.
Wilson was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of criminal trespass and indecency.

Toy company creates 'meth lab' play set for children

Meth lab play set  
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A company is cashing in on the popular drug trade by creating a meth lab toy for children.

Now, kids can build their own drug houses with a new playing kit inspired by the television show called Breaking Bad.

The meth lab play set is called SuperLab and is sold for $250.

With the play set, kids can build their own Breaking Bad style meth lab. The toy allows kids or adults to recreate the crystal meth lab of the notorious television character Walter White.

The set consists of 500 pieces. It comes complete with protective masks, drug paraphernalia, figurines, and a small version of the car used in the television show. Kids can even recreate scenes from the television series.

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher, who was diagnosed with an incurable form of lung cancer. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies.

Although the toy looks like a classic Lego set, it has no connection to the Lego company. It was made by an independent company called Citizen Brick, who also makes custom-printed LEGO figures.

The Lego company was quick to release a statement saying that the set is not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by the LEGO Group.

Grandmother leads police on high speed chase, asks if her arrest will make the news

Susie Thomas  
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Police in South Carolina were trying to stop a grandmother after she failed to stop at a red light.

However, when officers tried to stop her, she sped off, leading Sumter Police on a high-speed chase.

Police officers reported seeing Susie Thomas, 41, running a red light while talking on her cell phone.
At that point, police officer’s did not notice that the woman had her 4-year-old granddaughter in the car.

The woman was seen on video (see below) crossing the center line, running several stop signs and almost crashing twice.
The dangerous high-speed chase ended when the grandmother came to a sudden stop. Officers with their guns drawn, pulled her out of the car and threw her to the ground.

That's when officers found the 4-year-old girl crying in the backseat of her grandmother’s car, where she had been throughout the ordeal. Officers found that the child was not buckled in.

"Why did you do this?" The officer asked.
"Because I knew I had warrants, I was just being stupid," Thomas said .
Thomas told police that she had recently served 14 months in prison on forgery charges.

"I ain't got time for the Sumter County jail," she said.
“I am not a stupid person, but I have been really stupid today,” she added.

Police said Thomas has outstanding warrants out on accusations of forgery and counterfeiting in many different cities.
Thomas was arrested and charged with failing to stop for police, running a red light, reckless driving, child endangerment, and driving with a suspended license.

While she was being taken to jail Thomas asked police,
"Is this going to be on the news?"

Woman stabs her son to death over ice cream

Robin Erwin and son Diontae Erwin 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) In a moment of anger, a mother stabbed her own son in the heart.

The Chicago, Illinois woman stabbed her teenage son to death during an argument over ice cream, prosecutors in Cook County said.

The mother, Robin Erwin, 31, of Sauk Village, was charged with first-degree murder after police said she allegedly stabbed her 17-year-old son Diontae Erwin in the heart.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon inside their home. The teenager was pronounced dead at a local hospital an hour later. After stabbing her son, Robin Erwin called police and said that her son walked into a knife that she was holding in her hand.

An investigation was launched after the death. The coroner's office found the mother’s reasoning to be untrue, and they determined that force was used in killing the teen. The death was ruled a homicide prompting prosecutors to seek murder charges against the mother.

Investigators learned that the teen and his mother had an argument over ice cream at the family home. According to witnesses, the mother grabbed a knife during the altercation and stabbed her son in the chest, piercing his heart.

Neighbors said that police have been called to the Erwin family home several times for disturbances since they moved into the house about 18 months ago.
Robin Erwin is being held on $750,000 bond.