Israeli teen visiting Brooklyn punched by black men in another Knockout Game attack

Israel Blizovsky 
By: Eva Fett

A student from Israel, was shocked when he was sucker punched by a group of black men in Brooklyn, New York.

Israel Blizovsky, 19, of Be’er Sheva, was visiting the United States, when he fell victim to the horrific Knockout Game.

The Knockout Game has been terrorizing U.S. Jewish communities especially those in Brooklyn, New York.

The aim of the Knockout Game is to surprise an unsuspecting victim with a punch, thus knocking them out.

The heroes of the game are those who manage to hit the victim so hard that the person is knocked to the ground and unable to respond after just one punch.

Unfortunately, most of the victims are Jews, some of which were elderly Jewish women.

Blizovsky spoke of his scary episode which took place in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. "It was a big blow, I went into shock," he said.

"I saw a large group of dark-skinned men, I tried to walk on the sidewalk and let them pass, but as they passed me I suddenly felt a blow to my face," Blizovsky said.

The victim said that after being hit, the group kept walking, while laughing.

“They said something right after they hit me, but I did not understand what they said because I do not speak English very well. It seemed that they were making fun of me,” Blizovsky said.

Blizovsky, who weighs about 95 pounds and is 5 foot 2, suffered a chipped tooth as a result of the incident. He returned to Israel after the incident.

Jewish grandmother, 72, beaten in latest Brooklyn ‘Knockout Game’ attack

Victim of a Knockout Game attack illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) The racist “Knockout Game” attacks continue to claim more Jewish victims in Brooklyn, New York, according to police reports.

A Russian Jewish woman, 72, was sucker-punched in the face on Monday.

Mira Harpazi was on her way to the pharmacy when a young man approached her around 12:00 p.m., near the intersection of Vandalia Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, and punched her in the mouth.

The suspect said nothing to Harpazi, as he was coming from Starrett City, and made no attempt to rob her, Brooklyn Police said.

The suspect was described by sources only as a black man about 20-years-old.

The victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital and in stable condition, police said.

Police said that so far, no arrests have been made.

Woman surprises her boyfriend while hunting and gets shot after being mistaken for deer

Tyler Matthew Webb 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman surprised her boyfriend and showed up to the hunting ground, but she was shot by her boyfriend.

Tyler Matthew Webb, 23, shot his girlfriend, and claimed that he thought she was a deer.

Webb has been arrested after shooting his girlfriend, Audrey Mayo, 24 , in the leg when she surprised him while hunting.

The couple was on the roof of Webb’s house when he saw a herd of deer traveling through the woods, and decided to hunt them.

Mayo originally planned to stay behind, but changed her mind after her boyfriend left.

When Webb heard the leaves crunching in the woods, he thought it was a deer and shot it, but it turned out to be his girlfriend rather than a deer.

Hearing her screams, Webb ran to her aid. He took off his shirt and wrapped it around the lower part of the leg where she was bleeding. He then called rescue workers.

When officers arrived, Mayo had fainted and was taken to a hospital, where she is in critical but stable condition.

Webb has been charged with firing a gun within 150 feet of a road.

He faces several other charges, including misuse of a firearm, hunting license violations, and not wearing orange.

The Department of Natural Resources of Georgia, will handle the hunting related case.

Captain Johnny Johnson, a regional DNR supervisor, said that if Mayo and Webb would have worn the appropriate orange-colored clothing the accident probably would not have happened.

Police are awaiting a toxicology report to determine if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he shot his girlfriend.

Many are outraged after 15-year-old gets six life sentences in prison without possibility of parole for armed robbery

Travion Blount 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) In a heartbreaking case, a 15-year-old was sentenced to 6 life sentences in prison.

Travion Blount of Norfolk, Virginia, has received what some call the toughest sentence yet for a child, who did not commit a murder.

Blount, who is now 23-years-old, was 15 at the time when he and two of his 18-year-old friends committed armed robbery during a house party.

One of the 18-year-old friends hit someone with the butt of a gun, but no shots were fired, according to the ACLU Center for Justice.

The two 18-year-olds pleaded guilty and accepted prison terms of 10 to 13 years.

Blount however, despite his lawyer’s advice, refused to take a deal of 18 years in prison, and decided to go to trial.

Blount was convicted of 24 counts and was sentenced to 6 life sentences plus 118 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

After sentencing, Blount said that he accepts full responsibility for his role in the theft.

However, he deeply regrets his decision of not taking the plea deal. He had not expected his friends to testify against him, and he did not believe that he would be sentenced to over 18 years in prison he was originally offered.

About 200 juvenile inmates across the United States, are serving life in prison without parole for a crime that did not involve a homicide, according to Ashley Nellis, a senior research analyst for The Sentencing Project.

New York Catholic woman loses custody of kids because she had an abortion

Lisa Mehos 
By: John Roberts

A judge in New York, allowed a man to challenge his former wife’s ability and credibility as a mother after she had an abortion.

The mother of two has lost temporary custody and stands to lose her children because she had an abortion after her divorce.

Lisa Mehos, 38, of Manhattan, who is a Catholic, divorced her wealthy banker husband, Manual John Mehos, 59. The couple has two children together, a 6-year-old daughter named Macy, and a 4-year-old son named John.

6 months after their divorce, Mehos became pregnant by another man, and decided to have an abortion.

Her former husband and his lawyers used the fact that she terminated a pregnancy to suggest that she is an “unfit” parent. The judge, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lori Sattler, agreed.

Lisa Mehos said that her former husband wants to use her abortion to show that as a Catholic, she is dishonest.

The judge allowed her abortion record into evidence, however the judge did not allow the husband’s sex life to be questioned, despite the fact that a forensic psychologist testified that he paid for sex at a massage parlors.

Attorney Emily Jane Goodman, who is representing Lisa Mehos, said that “judge Sattler’s ruling was a setback for women’s rights,” and urged the judge to recuse herself. The judge denied the request.

Lisa Mehos currently only sees her children on Monday, and on alternate weekends.

Married police officer punches another female officer who was caught with her husband

Edeania Nettles (left) Jennifer Hoyos (right) 
By: David Ross

A police deputy followed her husband after she suspected that he was cheating.

To her surprise, she saw her husband meet up with another female police officer.

Instead of confronting her husband, who is also a police officer, Deputy Edeania Nettles, 39, of Florida, confronted and punched the other woman.

Nettles, who is employed by the Osceola County Police, was suspended after she assaulted her husband's lover.

Officer Jennifer Hoyos, 26, was in full police uniform when she met up with officer Elbert John Nettles. The two were in a car together when Mr. Nettles walked up to them.

Edeania Nettles dragged the other woman out of her car and fought with her.

Hoyos suffered bruises on her body and a bloody lip. Edeania Nettles also ripped a large clump of hair from Hoyos.

The two then fought on the ground before Elbert John Nettles broke them up and separated them, police said.

The fight occurred around midnight in a park in St. Cloud, near Orlando.

Hoyos, who is an officer with the police department of St. Cloud, was on duty at the time, authorities said.

Edeania Nettles was immediately suspended. She was also arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.

She stands to lose her job pending the outcome of the investigation, according to sheriff's spokesperson Twis Lizasuain.

Woman and her lover arrested after husband commits suicide

Jayesh and Trupti Raut Photo via Dnaindia 
By: Moses Gold

A woman is blamed for causing her husband much grief, which lead to his death.

Police have arrested a woman and her lover for abetting the suicide of the husband.

Businessman Jayesh Raut, 29, hanged himself in the couple’s fourth-floor apartment in Mumbai, India, and recorded the whole thing on his cell phone.

The 44-minute video also included a suicide note in which Raut blames his cheating wife, Trupti, 23, and her 38-year-old lover, Rajesh Verma, for pushing him over the edge.

On the video, Raut said that he was depressed because his wife did not end her affair with the other man despite his pleading with her to do so.

Raut also said that he loved his wife, and he had a hard time living without her.

Before taking his life, Raut sent a text message to his wife asking her to watch the suicide video.

He then put the phone on a table and hanged himself while the video was rolling.

When the woman received the text message, she called her husband’s brother, but it was too late.

"Trupti called me at 7:45 p.m., and asked me to rush and save my brother, but my mother and I found him dead," his younger brother Hemant Raut said.

Police confiscated the phone as evidence.

Trupti and Verma were arrested and are facing charges over the husband’s death.

New vending machines sell expensive Champagnes

The champagne vending machine 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) New vending machines are popping up in which expensive Champagnes are being sold, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Now, you can pop the champagne directly from a vending machine after the Selfridges department store on Oxford Street, installed the world's first and probably the most elegant dispenser in the United Kingdom.

The next time you toast to a special occasion you may be drinking sparkling wine bought from a machine instead of the store shelf.

Selfridges installed the special device in conjunction with Moet & Chandon, to allow people easy access to fancy drinks while they are doing their store shopping.

You will not be able to pay for the champagne by traditional means, as the machines only accept tokens.

"This year, Selfridges is taking shopping to a whole new level, transforming the entire fourth floor into a unique destination for gifts. This includes the installation of the world’s first champagne vending machine,” Dawn Davies of Selfridges said.

There is no need to worry about the bottles breaking while being dispensed, as the machine uses a special robotic arm that transfers the champagne safely.

Illegal immigrant who was stopped at Mexican border turns out to be kidnapped boy from the United States

Kathy Amaya reunited with her son David Amaya Barrick 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) It was an emotional reunion for a mother and her son, who was kidnapped 30-years-ago.

Kathy Amaya, now, 60, was devastated when her child’s father kidnapped him when he was only 2-years-old.

Amaya said that one day during visitation, her estranged husband took the toddler to Mexico, and never returned.

Recently, her son, David Amaya Barrick, now, 37, attempted to reenter the United States, but was arrested at the border as an illegal alien.

Barrick then told border agents that he was born in Chicago, Illinois.

He convinced the border agent to look into his citizenship.

Agents were able to find his birth certificate and contacted his mother.

Agents had to translate the call between the mother and son, as Barrick speaks only Spanish and his mother speaks English.

Now, the man reunited with his mother and his four adult siblings.

It was a very emotional reunion for both the mother and son.

Barrick told his mother that as he grew older he was told that she has abandoned him.

His mother cried as she told her son that she never stopped looking for him.

School orders students to remove memorial t-shirt with name of classmate who died of leukemia

Caitlyn Jackson (left) her classmate with a memorial t-shirt (right) 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A mother was left devastated after her deceased daughter’s school ordered students to remove shirts that had her daughter’s name on it.

Several parents and students were also upset when officials of Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Michigan, banned students from using shirts in honor of a classmate, who died on Saturday, after a long battle with cancer.

Sixth grader Caitlyn Jackson, 12, died at a hospital after battling leukemia.

On Monday, students came to school in orange or blue shirts with Caitlyn’s name on it.

Blue was Caitlyn’s favorite color and orange is the official color to honor victims of leukemia.
However, school administrators ordered students to change their shirts, turn it inside out, or put tape over the name Caitlyn.

“It hurts me to the point that I didn’t think I could be hurt anymore,” Melinda Jackson, Caitlyn’s mother, said.

Students and parents expressed outrage at the district's decision to block the memorial effort.

“The school said that they liked the shirts, but that it just triggered too much emotions for those who were really close to her,” Alyssa Jaynes, 13, said.

“Certainly, the intent of our decision was good,” Amy Jones, the Lakeview finance director acting as district chief while Superintendent Dave Peterson is out of the country, said.

District officials acknowledged that their good intentions backfired.

“The ramifications of our decision caused more disruption than if we had let the kids wear the shirts in the first place,” she added.

Officials met with Caitlyn’s family and promised to review the policies that led to the ban.

Dentist slits the throat of his daughter because she loved the house servant

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A popular dentist was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after slitting the throat of his daughter because she fell in love with the house servant, according to court proceedings in India.

A wealthy dentist and his wife, were found guilty of murdering their teenage daughter and the house servant by slitting their throats on Sunday.

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were shocked after hearing the guilty verdict.

"We are deeply disappointed, hurt and distressed by having been convicted of a crime we have not committed. We refuse to feel defeated, and we will continue to fight for justice," the Talwars said in a written statement.

The couple received life in prison.

They had been accused of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi, and Nepalese employee Hemraj, 45, at their home in a suburb of New Delhi, in 2008.

Aarushi was murdered in a fit of rage when her parents found her with the servant in an unacceptable situation.

The defendants insisted they were victims of police incompetence.

Man gets 3 years jail for spitting into police officer’s food

Dalton Ursulean 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of spitting into a police officer’s food, according to court proceedings in Michigan.

Now, the former employee of McDonald’s, will spend at least 29 months in prison for an incident that occurred in August 2012. The man is accused of spitting into the sandwich of a police officer.

Dalton Ursulean, 24, of Niagara, Wisconsin, was sentenced on Monday, in the Circuit Court of Dickinson County, on felony charges of placing harmful objects in food.

The maximum penalty for the charge is 20 years in prison.

Ursulean has tested positive for the infectious disease hepatitis C. However, the victim, Oscar Johnson has tested negative for the disease.

Ursulean said that he acknowledges that his actions were "dumb and disgusting."

When given the opportunity to address the court, Ursulean apologized to the victim, the court, and his family.

"I'm sorry for all this," he said. "I want to go out and actually do the right thing," he also said.

Ohio man arrested for having hidden compartment in his car

The car with the hidden compartment 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man is facing a long prison sentence after police found a hidden compartment in his car, according to police reports in Ohio.

For the first time since the hidden compartment law has passed, Ohio Highway Patrol arrested 30-year-old Norman Gurley around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gurley, who is from Michigan, was initially arrested by police for speeding and following too closely. It was only after he was arrested that police began to suspect something else.

"Police noticed a smell of marijuana, which led them to conduct a search in the car," a spokesperson for the Ohio police said.

"During the search, they saw things that led them to believe that a secret compartment could have been added to the car," the spokesperson also said.

Police saw a series of cables leading to the rear of the car. Police were able to trace the wires and locate the hidden compartment behind the rear seats.

When police opened the hidden compartment it was empty.

Despite being empty, police found some evidence that it was being used to transport drugs.

Gurley was charged on Wednesday, in the Oberlin Municipal Court for having a hidden compartment in a vehicle, a felony.

Two men arrested for giving free hugs

Abdulrahman al-Khayyal giving free hugs 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Two men were arrested and charged with engaging in exotic behavior after giving out free hugs, according to police reports in Saudi Arabia.

The man decided to offer free hugs in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, after being inspired by a charity movement.

Abdulrahman al-Khayyal went out with a friend wearing a sign that read: "Free Hug." However, they were quickly arrested by the religious police.

The 21-year-old al-Khayyal and his friend, also announced on Twitter that he would offer free hugs in Tahliya, one of the main shopping streets.

However, the two men were arrested and their banners were seized.

Members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, arrested the two men in Riyadh, for violating local laws and for the participation in exotic practices. They were forced to sign a pledge that they would not give out free hugs again.

Scientists make cheese from bacteria of the human belly button

Woman smells cheese illustration 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) If you don’t like the smell of regular cheese you should stay away of the new “Selfmade” cheese.

You will need a strong stomach to enter the new exhibition at the Dublin Science Gallery. On display, are cheeses cultured from bacteria of the human body in the name of science, food and art.

The cheeses were made with bacteria extracted from the nose, toes and mouths of artists, anthropologists, writers and cheese makers.

"These cheeses are not meant for human consumption," Christina Agapakis, one of the creators of the "Selfmade" project said. “These cheeses are for thinking,” she said.

Each cheese has a unique and ripe scent, and they do not smell like the humans who made them.

"In general, they smell like cheese," Agapakis said.

Even the cheese made from a human belly button smells like cheese.

Woman claims she planted bombs in court to postpone her own court date

Woman on the phone illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman said that she called in bomb threats to several court houses in order to delay her own court appearance, according to court proceedings in Connecticut.

On Friday, Jennifer Chirico, 31, pleaded guilty to calling in bomb threats to three court houses in Connecticut.

The woman pleaded guilty in a court in New Haven, to maliciously giving false information to three courts in Waterbury, Hartford, and New Haven.

Chirico and her friend made seven calls to law enforcement, local businesses, and reporters saying that she had planted bombs, which were set to explode on the morning of March 8.

They tried to disguise their voice so they could not be identified.

Chirico was scheduled to appear in court that morning on a misdemeanor charge, but her friend, who offered her a ride to the courthouse overslept.

Chirico panicked and her friend persuaded her to make the phone calls in order to close the State Superior Court in Waterbury.

Upon investigation the sites identified in the phone calls, no bombs were found.

When confronted by police, Chirico confessed.

New York mayor seen on video handcuffed and breaking police station wall clock

Mayor Gordon Jenkins 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A mayor of a small town in New York, was seen on video being handcuffed and breaking a wall clock of a police station after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The video recording shows the mayor of the Sullivan County town of Monticello, in a heated confrontation after being arrested by his own police officers.

Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins was arrested last week, on suspicion of drunk driving .

He was arrested after appearing drunk while responding to a serious car accident on Main Street. A volunteer firefighter warned police that the mayor seemed drunk, according to police. Jenkins was arrested on the spot.

In the video recorded inside his own police headquarters, a man identified as Jenkins is seen sitting in a chair with one hand handcuffed to a wall. During the first minute of the video, he is heard talking to himself, using a variety of obscene insults to describe the officers.

He can also be seen getting up on a chair, and removing and throwing a wall clock.

The mayor was charged with DWI, refusing a breathalyzer, obstruction of justice and criminal behavior.

Jenkins pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.