Haredi man attacked outside Damascus Gate in Old City Jerusalem

Damascus Gate 
By: Shifra Unger

A Haredi man came under attack as he exited the Old City of Jerusalem via the Damascus Gate, according to police reports in Israel.

Jerusalem Police said that a young Arab man attacked a Jewish man on Sunday. The attacker fled from the scene.

Police said that because the victim was a religious man wearing traditional Haredi attire, it leads them to believe that the attack was a terrorist act.

Police searched the area and arrested the suspect. He will be brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing.

Girl shot during attempted robbery in Flatbush area

Crime scene illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A girl was hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound to her arm, which she sustained when an armed robber attacked her early on Sunday morning, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that a 17-year-old girl was shot in the arm during an attempted robbery in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York.

The teen was approached by a man dressed in black on Remsen Avenue and Flatlands Avenue around 6:00 a.m., who demanded her property at gunpoint.

The suspect then fired his gun hitting the girl in the arm while fleeing from the scene, police said.

The man fled in an unknown direction without any property taken. The girl was transported by ambulance to Kings County Hospital.

The shooting was under investigation.

Judge rules that man who said ‘Hitler was right about you motherf***ers’ did nothing wrong

 
By: Moses Gold

A Jewish man is demanding justice after he was racially attacked during an argument over a barking dog.

Now, a senior citizen, who told the Jewish man "Hitler was right" does not have to apologize because he has done nothing wrong, an Australian court has ruled.

Kenneth Dingle, 70, hurled the abuse on Michael Bennett, calling him a "big fat Jewish slob" and saying "Hitler was right about you motherf***ers.”

The outburst came as Dingle was walking his two dogs in a park in Berwick.

There was a commotion with their dogs after Dingle’s dog caused Bennett to fall.

"Dingle entered into a verbal tirade. He had a lot of bad words," Bennett told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

He said that when Dingle started walking away he began making the anti-Semitic comments.

Bennett said he was traumatized by the incident, and that he was undergoing therapy.

Dingle admitted to losing his temper, but strongly denied making any racially charged comments.

"I admit calling him an a**hole and a pig, but that's it,” Dingle said.

The court however, ruled that Dingle had not incited hatred, therefore, he had not violated the Racial Act and Religious Tolerance law.

Rabbi teaches New York Jewish kids karate to defend themselves against ‘Knockout Game’ attacks

Rabbi Gary Moskowitz with his students 
By: Eva Fett

Young Jewish boys are studying karate so they could protect themselves from the thugs in the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

In recent weeks, tugs have targeted elderly Jewish grandmas and young Jewish kids with the evil “Knockout Game.”

A man, who was himself bullied when he grew up in the Bronx, is teaching Jewish boys how to defend themselves.

Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, 56, is a hero to young boys as he went from being bullied to becoming a police officer and then a rabbi.

Moskowitz wants to toughen up the Jews of Brooklyn, who are being targeted in the “Knockout Game.”

"If Jewish children begin to fight back they will not be bothered so much," Moskowitz, a seventh-degree karate black belt said. "I'm just trying to encourage the Jewish community to do just that," he said.

In the past two months, at least eight Jews, all in Brooklyn, have been attacked by punks playing the "Knockout Game,” in which people are sucker punched.

As one of the few Jewish children living in the Soundview section of the Bronx in the 1960s, Moskowitz took a lot of punches.

"I wore a kippah, and I was a target," he said. "Once, I was dragged up to a 6-story rooftop by a gang where they held me over the ledge," Moskowitz said.

However, it all changed at age 14 when he attended a summer camp sponsored by the Jewish Defense League, which taught karate.

Soon after camp, he met one of the bullies, who had in the past beaten him and urinated on his yarmulke.

This time however, when the bully tried to start up with him, he found his match and was brought down to the ground.

Now, as an Orthodox Jewish rabbi he teaches self defense in Flushing.

Social services forcibly remove woman's baby via cesarean section

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By: Debbi Gross

A woman is angry and fighting for her child after social services removed her baby from her stomach without her consent.

Social services in Essex, United Kingdom, is under fire after it forced a woman to undergo a cesarean section, took her baby and put the child up for adoption.

The incident started when an italian citizen, who was pregnant, was in Britain for a work training course.

The woman apparently suffered a mental breakdown while staying in a hotel.

Police were called and she was taken to a psychiatric hospital.

Her relatives believe that the attack was a result of the woman not taking her medication for a pre-existing bipolar condition.

While she was at the hospital, the local social service obtained an order from a British Court to take the child from the mother via cesarean section.

Essex Council obtained an order allowing them to sedate the woman against her will before taking her daughter and placing her in foster care.

The Italian woman said that she was not notified that she will have a cesarean section.

She said that a natural childbirth would not have posed a risk to her health or that of her newborn.

Social workers are defending their actions by saying that they acted in the best interest of the child, who is now 15-months-old.

"I've never heard of anything like this in all my 40 years on the job,” Brendan Fleming, a British lawyer who is representing the woman, said.

“I can understand that if someone is too ill to be able to consent to a medical procedure, but a forced cesarean procedure is unprecedented,” Fleming added.

The case has since grown into an international legal battle, with a judge of the Italian Supreme Court questioning whether British law should have been applied to the daughter of an Italian citizen.

Despite learning that the woman had recovered and is taking her medication as prescribed, the British judge ruled that the baby should not be returned to the mother because of the risk that she may suffer a relapse.

Gynaecologist confirms that 6-week-old baby who was raped by uncle suffered severe trauma

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By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A 6-week-old was fighting for her life after she was raped by her 24-year-old uncle.

Now, a doctor at the Kimberley Hospital in South Africa, said that the baby is making progress and is expected to make a full recovery.

Gynecologist Jan van Soest was part of a seven-member team, who operated on the baby to save her life.

The operation on the 6-week-old lasted two hours.

Van Soest said that the baby girl is expected to recover physically, and she will very likely one day be able to have children of her own.

The gynecologist also said that when the baby was brought into the hospital she was so traumatized that doctors were unable to examine her until she was given anesthesia.

The uncle who is still in jail and has not been granted bail, turned down the help of a legal aid lawyer, as he wants to defend himself.

Magistrate’s Court judge Kubashnie Padayachee warned him of the seriousness of the charges.

“I am sharp. I will defend myself,” he said.

As we reported earlier, a 22-year-old mother was left traumatized after her own brother raped her newborn baby.

The six-week-old baby girl is fighting for her life after being raped by her 24-year-old uncle.

The baby is in an intensive care unit after being taken to Kimberley hospital in South Africa, around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

The baby underwent an emergency surgery to repair the damage done to her intestine.

It all began after the mother had put the baby to sleep in a bedroom in her mother’s home in Galeshewe.

The mother and grandmother watched television in the living room.

A short time later, the mother heard her baby crying and went to check on her.

When she entered the room, the baby was no where to be found. The child had disappeared from the bedroom and the curtain had been removed.

Screaming that her daughter had been kidnapped, the baby’s mother ran to a relative’s house and asked them to help search for her baby.

Meanwhile, the frantic grandmother followed the voice of the crying baby and found that it was coming from a shack in their backyard.

When she forced the door open, the 24-year-old pushed his mother out-of-the-way and ran, while zipping up his pants.

When relatives and neighbors heard the grandmother screaming they ran to the backyard.

"When I got there, the baby was lying in bed and there was a lot of blood," a family member said.

The baby was taken to the hospital.

Local residents apparently chased the man and caught him a few blocks from the house.

It is alleged that he had lifted the baby out of the room through the window.

According to his mother, the suspect is mentally unstable.

The suspect had been involved in an altercation with police a week before the incident and was shot by police during the incident.

The suspect was arrested by police.

“The baby is currently in the intensive care unit at the hospital in critical but stable condition," Department of Health spokesperson Lulu Mxekezo said.

Teacher seen sitting on human pyramid made of kindergarten students

Teacher sits on top of her students 
By: Sarah Weiss

Parents were shocked and horrified after seeing a photo of their children squeezed in between mattresses while their teacher was sitting on top of them.

The photo, which circulated on the Internet, left many people outraged with the teacher and her behavior.

In the photos, the kindergarten teacher of Changsha, China, is seen smiling as she sits on top of a human pyramid made of her young students.

Parents took to social media sites to express their anger at her teaching methods.

According to one mother, this exercise was meant to demonstrate compressive strength and teamwork.

"The teacher is very happy. However, to look at the expressions of the children, my heart is cold!" She said.

Calls to the school did nothing to soothe the hearts of outraged parents as school officials said that this was a routine exercise.

School officials explained that the "hamburger stacking game” is an activity commonly performed at schools, and it is intended to teach kids willpower, resilience and team cooperation.

School officials went on to tell parents that this exercise has proper safety precautions to ensure the safety of the children.

However, an expert noted that this is a dangerous activity, as children who are placed at the bottom are prone to suffocate.

Woman seen on video peeing between racks inside clothing store

Woman peeing in a store 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) When nature calls, you got to do what you got to do, but why not look for a proper place to do it?

One woman in China, was shopping at a clothing store when she needed to urinate.

Instead of looking for a bathroom, she sat down right there in the aisle and did the deed. How disgusting!

Interestingly enough, the woman did not bother to pull her pants down, getting herself all wet as she peed.

Doesn't that defeat the purpose?

In the video below, you can see the floor getting wet as soon as she squatted down.

The woman then stayed in the sitting position for a full minute before she got up and walked away as if nothing happened.

Woman seen on video eating skin from her feet on public bus

Woman eating her skin 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video)Is this disgusting or a normal practice?

A passenger on a bus in China, recorded another passenger eating her own skin, and posted the video online for all to see.

In the video, the woman is seen reading a book with her right foot over her left one.

While reading the book, the seemingly distracted woman is seen peeling skin from her ankle.

She then popped it into her mouth as if it was some delicious candy.

Interestingly enough, some people find it very comforting to pull and eat the skin off their feet.

One person wrote about his habit of eating his own skin from his feet.

“For years, I have been compulsively picking at the skin on my feet. For me, it's pretty much the same as biting my nails. I stopped biting my nails years ago. Now, I pull skin off my feet, and I end up chewing and swallowing the skin. For some reason, it's really comforting for me to do this, it really bothers me. I know the idea of eating one's own dead skin sounds really gross when I say it out loud, but the truth is that it feels really comforting. Does anyone else do this?” he wrote.

Many people responded by saying that they do the same. Here are a few responses:

“I thought I was the only one! I love peeling the skin off my feet. The only thing you have to be careful about is infections. Me and my dad love to see who can peel off a bigger chunk!” Internet user Nightshade11 wrote.

“I did this more when I was younger before I was sleeping with people lol, but it happens occasionally. However, I don't swallow the skin, I just chew it into smaller pieces and then spit it into the garbage can,” lasoma22 wrote.

“I also do this, but I go a step further and I keep it in my old prescription pill bottles. I kid you not, I have a full container of dead skin next to my computer,” Budthewise wrote.

Waitress fired after reporting mother who was drinking alcohol while breastfeeding

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By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) People are angry after an Arkansas restaurant fired a waitress because she reported a mother, who was breastfeeding while drinking alcohol.

The server in a Conway restaurant said she was fired after calling police to report the woman.

The server called police on 28-year-old Tasha Adams, who was arrested after the incident on Wednesday. The woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

The incident occurred at Gusano's Pizzeria, which is located near Dave Ward Drive.

Server Jackie Conners said she saw Adams consume drink after drink, so she decided to call police.

"Being a mom, and just see something like that, a baby who cannot speak up have a parent do something like this, is simply unacceptable," Conners said.

Just a couple of days later, Conners said she was fired for taking the situation into her own hands.

The pizza store manager said that the call to the police was not the reason she lost her job.

Police said on Wednesday, that the 7-month-old child was released to the custody of family members.

Illegal immigrant kills his cellmate to get free meals and avoid being deported

Michael Patrick McNaughton (left) Roberto Venegas-Fernandez (right) 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A U.S. citizen was killed by his cellmate, who is an illegal immigrant, a few hours after arriving in prison.

At first, authorities in Arizona, thought the man died during a fight in prison.

However, his cellmate confessed that he killed Michael Patrick McNaughton, 55, to ensure that he stays in the United States, and does not get deported back to Mexico.

McNaughton was brought to prison on Friday, for an alleged sex crimes. On Saturday morning, McNaughton was viciously killed by 43-year-old Roberto Venegas-Fernandez.

Venegas-Fernandez choked his cellmate to death. He then stomped on the victim’s head and bit him in the groin so he could remain in prison, according to a Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

Venegas-Fernandez, who is from Mexico, was convicted of committing a sex crime in the United States.

“He was approaching his release date and allegedly killed McNaughton so he wouldn't be sent back to Mexico,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said.

When questioned by police, Fernandez told detectives that he “liked three meals a day.”

Prison guards were very kind to him and he was afraid that after his release he will be deported to Mexico. He confessed to killing McNaughton to make sure he was not going to be deported back to Mexico.

Now, he is facing first degree murder charges.

Bishop who dresses as homeless man was asked to leave his church

David Musselman before and after 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A Bishop wanted to teach his congregants a lesson in compassion when he dressed as a homeless man and sat outside the church.

To his surprise, several people asked the “homeless man” to leave the church property.

David Musselman, 45, who is a Mormon bishop of Taylorsville Fourth Ward, in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, wanted to teach his followers a lesson about charity.

He had a makeup artist change his appearance to make him look like a homeless man.

An hour before services, he went to panhandle outside his own church.

Musselman said he knew some of his parishioners would be friendly while others would not, but what surprised him was the indifference that people showed towards him.

"Most people just ignored me and made great effort not to make eye contact," Musselman said.

"That was an unexpected lesson for me,” he said.

Musselman explained that people do not always have to give money or food, but a simple smile and making eye contact can go a long way.

The Bishop said that dozens of people interacted with him at the church.

Some were giving. He received an apple, some cookies and $20.

"I had several people ask me to leave the property," he said.

When the service started, Musselman entered the church and sat in the front row.

Then an assistant, who was in on the scheme, announced that “the homeless man would like to say a few words.”

He got up and greeted everyone before removing his disguise.

When he revealed who he was, "you could hear a pin drop," Jaimi Larsen, 38, said.

Once he had unmasked himself, the Bishop gave a talk about "giving, gratitude and compassion," which apparently struck an emotional chord.

"There was a woman who was sobbing uncontrollably," Larsen said.

"I think it had the effect I hoped for," Musselman said.

Jailed California man kills himself by eating Ajax cleanser

Itzcoatl Ocampo 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man committed suicide behind bars by eating Ajax cleanser, according to police reports in California.

The lawyer for a man, who was awaiting trial in six murders, said on Friday, that his client died after eating Ajax inside his jail cell.

The attorney, Michael Molfetta, said that the prisoner, Itzcoatl Ocampo, a former Marine, apparently killed himself by eating Ajax he accumulated over time, and that his death raises questions if his client was properly supervised.

“He clearly had mental health problems,” the attorney said.

Orange County sheriff officials said that Ocampo, 25, was found shivering and throwing up inside his cell on Wednesday.

He died on Thursday, at a hospital.

He was accused of stabbing four homeless men in late 2011 and early 2012.

He was also accused of killing the mother and brother of his former classmate.

Police officer kills man and eats his body

Detlef G 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly killed a man to eat his body, according to police reports in Germany.

Dresden police said that they have arrested a police officer, 55, after the body of another man was found in the Erz Mountains in eastern Germany.

Investigators believe the two men met through an Internet site for cannibals.

The suspect denied eating body parts and said he killed the man because he requested it.

The dead man lived in Hanover, and had been reported missing by his business partner.

Police said the victim was murdered and dismembered, and parts of his body were buried in a piece of land in the mountainous region that belonged to the murderer.

The suspect, identified as Detlef G, works for the Saxony State Office of Criminal Investigation in the department of forensics.

Police said that some body parts of the victim is missing, and it is possible that cannibalism may have occurred.

“The victim had fantasized about being killed and eaten since he was a child,” a police spokesperson said.

The two men met at the main train station in Dresden, on November 4, police and prosecutors said, and shortly after their meeting, the 59-year-old businessman was killed with a knife.

The police officer gave a partial confession, and led investigators to the body parts.

North Carolina girl, 3, hospitalized after being shot by 3-year-old girl

William Monroe Simmons and Melissa Ann Mumpower 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A little girl was hospitalized after being shot by a 3-year-old girl, according to police reports in North Carolina.

The 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

Randolph County Police said that the girl was shot in a house located on Cameron Circle in Asheboro.

A woman in the house told police that she was cleaning when she heard a shot coming from a room where three children were playing. Investigators said that the children were alone in the room when the girl was shot.

The bullet went through the arm of the girl and in her abdominal area.

Police said that the woman, who was watching the children, was the mother of one child. They said that her boyfriend was the father of the other two children, including the 3-year-old girl who was shot.

Prosecutors charged William Monroe Simmons and Melissa Ann Mumpower with failure to secure firearms in the presence of children and with child abuse.

Police said that the child abuse charges stemmed from the poor living conditions of the children.

A judge set bail at $35,500 for Simmons, while Mumpower’s bail was set at $6,300.

Group of pigs eat mafia boss alive

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By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Police in Italy said that a mafia boss was eaten alive by a group of pigs.

The Italian mobster was alive when his body was fed to pigs by members of a rival mafia group, police discovered during a recent investigation.

Francesco Raccosta, a member of the Ndrangheta mafia family in the region of Calabria in southern Italy, disappeared from his home last year. His body was never found.

However, the details of his horrible death emerged this week with the arrest of Simon Pepe, 24, a member of a rival crime family called Mazzagatti. The two families have fought with each other for decades.

Police said they had intercepted their phones and overheard Pepe describing the murder.

"It was satisfying to hear him scream. Mamma mia, how he screamed," Pepe said during one phone conversation.

"Somebody said that a few bots of his body remained at the end of all this, but I could not see anything. Wow, how a pig can eat!" Pepe also said.

Officials said that the murder was a revenge killing.

The mobster was beaten with iron rods and thrown into a pig sty shortly after the assassination of the head of the rival crime family.

Florida police arrest black man 62 times for trespassing in his own store

Earl Sampson 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A local Florida police department is under fire after it was caught arresting an innocent black man 62 times for trespassing in his own store.

The young black man has been arrested and questioned by police in Miami Gardens 258 times in four years.

Earl Sampson, 28, has been arrested sixty-two times for trespassing at 207 Quickstop, despite the fact that it is the convenience store where he works as an employee.

Owner Alex Saleh, 26, said that he has been looking for answers for the past year after he's seen Sampson, and other 207 Quickstop employees stopped and frisked every day by police in Miami Gardens.

Most of those arrested, including Sampson, are poor and black, Saleh said. Some have been arrested three times in the same day, Saleh said.

To help him figure out what was going on, Saleh has installed 15 video cameras in his store in June 2012. What the cameras produced raised troubling questions about the conduct of police in Miami Gardens.

The videos show police stopping people, aggressively searching them, arresting them for trespassing in places where their presence presented no violation.

The police were entering Saleh’s business without a warrant or authorization, and used what appeared to be excessive force on people who did not resist arrest.

Saleh and his lawyer, Steve Lopez, are preparing a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that the police department routinely directed officers to engage in racial profiling and illegal detention.

Indiana police officer allows himself to be shot for a new squad car

Danny Baker 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A police officer who desperately wanted a new police, allowed himself to be shot, according to police reports in Indiana.

Knightstown Police chief, who was shot by a stun gun in a fundraising event to purchase a new patrol car, said he raised about $800 in cash and received a promise of $25,000 from a Texas company.

Danny Baker said that he has been getting calls from across the country and hopes to raise even more money.

His goal was to raise $9,000 so his town of about 2,100 residents, which is located about 25 miles east of Indianapolis, could lease a new patrol car. He said that he might be able to get a second car with all the money he has raised so far.

He said that the feeling of being hit with 50,000 volts of electricity on Wednesday night, felt like someone hit him in the back of the head repeatedly.