Silver crown and guitar stolen from Crown Heights synagogue

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By: Shifra Unger

A rabbi is shocked after a silver crown was stolen from the holy ark at a synagogue in Crown Heights, according to a report by crownheights.info.

The theft at the Brooklyn, New York synagogue, occurred on Friday night. The thief stole the silver crown belonging to a Torah scroll, tools, a guitar and other valuable items.

The synagogue, Chevra Ahavas Yisrael, is located on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place.

"When I arrived in the morning, the holy ark was open and things were thrown around," Rabbi Chezzi Denebeim, the synagogue's rabbi, said.

"The basement of the building was also raided. That is where the thief found construction tools and other valuable items," Denebeim said.

According to the initial investigation, the thief gained access to the synagogue by breaking a window, and the suspect left through the front door.

The thief made off with thousands of dollars worth of items.

Police were called and an investigation was launched, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Israeli military seen on video shooting missile into known terrorist

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By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A Gaza terrorist is in a hospital after the Israeli military shot him with a missile, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Israeli military fighter jets hit a number of targets in the Gaza Strip, after a recent upsurge of rocket fire into Israel.

One attack that was recorded by a security camera installed at a local business, showed a direct hit on an important figure in the Islamic Jihad, who was responsible for a barrage of rockets fired at the Israeli city of Ashkelon, last week.

The video showed Ahmed Saad riding on his motorcycle when a missile is seen hitting him. The explosion destroyed his bike, but the surrounding vehicles were not damaged.

Saad was seriously wounded and was transported to a local hospital.

Dismembered pig thrown at Chabad Lubavitch synagogue in France

The pig near the synagogue 
By: Moses Gold

A Chabad rabbi is traumatized after finding a dismembered pig outside his synagogue in France, according to a report by Algemeiner.

The pig was found outside the Chabad of Saint-Brice-sous-Foret synagogue on Saturday. The synagogue is located about 10 miles north of Paris.

The synagogue's rabbi, Shalom Dovber Amram, arrived at 8:00 a.m., and made the terrible discovery.

Amram called city workers to clean up the mess, and when members arrived, they saw nothing. Later, the rabbi mentioned the incident, and someone called police.

Police arrived at the scene at 11:00 a.m. Police found parts of the animal near the synagogue.

Police have launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Woman gives birth after trying to flee from police in stolen vehicle

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By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A pregnant who was involved in stealing a van, gave birth while trying to flee from police.

Police in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, were involved in a high-speed chase with a black pick-up truck, which had been reported stolen.

The occupants of the truck tried to evade police by driving on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic.

The truck eventually crashed into a telephone pole near a Red Lobster restaurant on Richardson Road, ending the chase.

Three suspects, two men and a woman, jumped out of the van and tried to escape on foot.

Police officers got the surprise of their life when they found a fourth suspect, a woman, who was nine months pregnant, trying to run from the truck.

The pregnant woman did not get far, as she went into labor at the scene and was taken to a hospital where she gave birth.

The other three suspects were arrested and will face charges of auto theft and evading arrest. They were also charged with driving violations.

The woman might face additional charges related to child endangerment.

It is unclear what motivated the group to steal the truck, especially with a woman who was in an advanced stage of pregnancy.

New York Police beat elderly man’s face for jaywalking

Kang Wong 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was beaten by police officers who objected to his jaywalking, according to police reports in New York.

The 84-year-old man was beaten on Sunday, after he was accused of having jaywalked near a dangerous intersection on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Kang Wong, who lives in the area, was stopped by an officer for allegedly crossing against the light, just before 5:00 p.m.

According to a witness, several officers quickly attacked the man, who seemed unable understand what he was being told.

“The man did not seem to speak English,” a witness at the scene said.

"The officer told him to stand against a wall while he was writing a ticket. The man did not understand, and he started to walk away. That's when the officer and several colleagues began beating him,” the witness said.

The man's blood spilled on the floor as he was handcuffed and taken to a local hospital.

Police, who have pledged to step up enforcement, said that they were looking into the arrest.

Boy, 9, calls police after he felt cold when his mother left him alone in a car with an 8-month old-baby

 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A brave boy called police to report that he was cold in his mother's car.

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with child neglect for leaving her two small children in a car to go hunting, according to police.

Kayla Marie Shavers, 31, left her 9-year-old son and 8-month-old baby, alone in the car in 38 degree weather, while she went hog hunting in Pasco County.

After being in the car alone for a while, the 9-year-old boy called 911, and told the dispatcher that he was cold, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the children in the car, who were waiting for their mother to return.

Officers waited with the children in a warm car for their mother to return. When she finally came back to the car, Shavers told police that she was close enough to respond if the children needed her.

However, deputies said that it took over 40 minutes for Shavers to return to the car.

Deputies said that when Shavers finally came out of the woods, she was dressed in camouflage and told them that she was hunting hogs that were destroying her property.

She also told police that she left her keys in the car so that her 9-year-old son can start the car if he was cold.

Sheriff Chris Nocco credited the child for having the mind to pick up the phone and call for help.

"He saved the life of the 8-months-old baby," Nocco said.

Shavers was arrested and she faces two counts of child neglect.

Her children were placed with family members.

Girl, 4, kills his cousin, also 4, while grandfather was babysitting

Jamel Witcher Jr. 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A family was left devastated after their 4-year-old was killed by his 4-year-old cousin.

Police said that Jamel Witcher Jr., 4, died on Thursday, when his cousin, who is also 4-years-old, accidentally shot him with a gun she found under a bed.

It all began when grandfather Robert Richardson, 66, of Detroit, Michigan, was asked to babysit three young children, two 4-year-olds and a 5-year-old. The children were all playing in a room.

While playing in the room, the girl found a loaded rifle under the bed.

According to police, the girl then pointed the gun at her cousin's chest and pulled the trigger.

Authorities were called to the home and the boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

It is unclear where the grandfather was at the time when the boy was fatally shot.

Patricia Johnson Richardson, 53, and her husband Robert Richardson, were arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and possession of a firearm.

Richardson, who was babysitting the children, was also charged with careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death.

May Jamel Witcher Jr. rest in peace.

Teacher accidentally leaves 5-year-old locked in school closet after she went home

Akeelah Joseph 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A mother was horrified when she learned that her young daughter was locked in a closet for a long time, as punishment.

It all happened when a kindergarten teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, locked the student in a closet as punishment.

However the teacher, Ohsfeldt Kristin, did not feel well that day and she went home early.

Before leaving, she forgot to tell the substitute teacher about the girl in the closet.

Akeelah Joseph, 5, was locked in the closet as punishment for over one hour.

The substitute teacher finally found the girl and took her out of the closet.

Akeelah's mother, Wanda Joseph, said that the school director called two hours after it happened.

Joseph said that her daughter was never in trouble before, and the teacher never complained of having an issue with the child's behavior.

The mother ran to the school to get her daughter. "She was cold and shivering," Joseph said about her daughter.

Akeelah Joseph has asthma. "She could have had an asthma attack in the closet!" Her frightened mother said.

Joseph and the director of the school filed a police report on the incident.

The teacher was suspended with pay, until the investigation is complete.


Woman needs mastectomy to save herself from her ever growing breasts

Elizabeth Starr 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman decide to go for bigger breasts in order to better her career as a porn star.

However, she said that her breasts have now grown too large and is ruining her life.

Elizabeth Starr, 43, of Los Angeles, California, works in the adult film industry, and she is on the verge of losing her livelihood due to her huge breasts.

15 years ago, the "string" implants became popular with women who wanted big breasts.

However, the "string," which has since been banned and is now illegal, turned out to be a nightmare rather than a blessing.

The $5,000 procedure involved the insertion of synthetic rope in the breasts to stimulate fluid production and growth, but the growth never stopped.

Starr's breasts are continuously growing and they are threatening to kill her through a blood clot.

Her breasts swelled to a cup size O. Her original size was 32F.

In order to save her life, Doctors have recommended a double mastectomy.

The mother of two has already endured a staggering 63 corrective procedures.

Starr said that she does not want to face more surgery despite being at risk of blood clots and infection, as it would mean the end of his career.

Woman found guilty of accusing men of rape after having consensual orgy

Lisa Yapp 
By: Debbi Gross

A woman told police that she had been raped by men, however, it turned out that she had a consensual threesome.

Lisa Yapp, 24, of Ronkswood, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, had sex with two men. However, after they were done, she seemed to have regretted her actions. She was also scared of what her boyfriend would say about the encounter, so she cried rape.

Yapp went to a friend's house in tears saying that she had been raped.

Yapp told police that she was attacked in an alleyway, and the man's voice appeared to be that of her former boyfriend.

Police immediately began an investigation. It turned out that the former boyfriend, Gavin Hockey, 30, had an alibi. He was seen on surveillance video with his friends 30 miles away from his home.

Police became suspicious when her story kept changing.

Yapp was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice by making a false statement to police.

A jury took less than half an hour to find Yapp guilty of lying to police.

In court, it was revealed that Yapp made up the lie about being raped in an attempt to cover up the orgy that she had with Matthew Stevens, 39, and Terry Lippett, who she met earlier at a bar.

The court heard that Yapp showed the men nude photographs of herself and then went to one of their homes where they had sex in the kitchen.

The court also heard that Yapp had previously made an allegation of sexual abuse against her stepfather when she was only 13-years-old, but later admitted that she had lied to get more attention from her family.

The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict after 29 minutes of deliberation.

Teenage girl found guilty of distributing child porn after texting nude pictures of another girl

 
By: John Roberts

A fight over a boyfriend and jealousy between 16-year-old girls, landed one teenager in jail.

A 16-year-old girl of Canada, became possessive over her boyfriend, and she did not want him to get back with his former girlfriend.

In order to make sure that his former girlfriend stays away, the girl sexted nude photos of the former girlfriend to others.

The now 17-year-old, was found guilty of possessing and distribution of child pornography. She was also found guilty of making threats.

It all began last year, when the jealous teenager sexted nude pictures of her boyfriend's former girlfriend to people, and also published a nude photo to Facebook.

A total of three nude photos were exchanged between the jealous rival and another friend.
The teenager was convicted and is facing jail time.

The teenager's lawyer, Christopher Mackie, immediately reprimanded the guilty verdict on the courthouse steps.

"These child pornography laws were intended to protect children, not to persecute them, and it seems that the criminal justice system did just that," Mackie said.

The lawyer has already filed a constitutional challenge and plans to appeal the case at the high court if necessary.

Man demands blood money after serving 18 years in prison for killing cop

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By: Sarah Weiss

A man wanted the money he was promised when he was hired as a hit man.

Walter Mavundla, 48, of Evaton, South Africa, was recently released from prison and saw nothing wrong in demanding blood money that he was promised for killing a police officer.

Back in 1996, a police officer offered Mavundla R15,000 (about $1380.00), to kill another officer with whom he had a dispute.

The officers were reportedly fighting over a diamond when one officer decided to get rid of the other officer.

Mavundla was hired for the job. He received R7000 as an advance for killing the officer, but before he was able to collect the rest of the money, he was caught and sent to prison for 18 years.

Now, after serving 18 years, he was released. He is now demanding the remaining R8000 that he never received.

"I killed a man and went to jail, but I still want what is owed to me," Walter said.

Walter also said that he is haunted by the spirit of the dead and he wants forgiveness from his family.

"I have wasted my life in jail. I was unable to be at the funeral of my parents," he said.

"I want to move on with my life, and the money will help me make a fresh start," Mavundla explained.

Woman takes out full page advertisement in another country asking her son to return her calls

The advertisement  
By: Sarah Weiss

A mother had a fallout with her son, so the son decided to not answer her mother's phone calls or answer her text messages.

The desperate mother, was very saddened when her son refused to speak with her or with any other family member.

The son moved to Australia, and the mother had no way of contacting him other than through the phone, which he refused to answer.

She decided to do something dramatic to show her son that she still loved him unconditionally.

The mother bought a full front page advertisement in the Chinese Melbourne Daily, a Chinese language newspaper in Australia, where she wrote an open letter to her beloved son.

Here is what she wrote:

Peng:

I've called you many times but you don't answer,
but maybe you'll see this.
Your dad and mom won't force you to get married again,
come back home this year to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Love, your mom

Apparently, Peng's family had repeatedly tried to pressure him into getting married, so he stopped answering their calls.

However, his family desperately wants to reconnect with him and renew their relationship with him.

The parents are apparently ready to do anything their son wants so that he agrees to return home quickly.

New applications encourage kids to do plastic surgery on ugly women

Before and after surgery 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Young children can now act as "doctors" to perform "surgery" on ugly women.

Two new applications have caused outrage, as many parents feel that this application is sending the wrong message to their children.

The two iTunes applications encourage young girls to find imperfections and perform virtual plastic surgery on "ugly" women.

Now, the application that is called "Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie," was cancelled.

The firestorm began after the activist group Everyday Sexism, started a Twitter campaign asking Apple to pull the offensive application from iTunes.

Thousands of Twitter users rallied behind the campaign before it was taken off iTunes, just one week after it was launched.

The application taught girls about liposuction and encouraged them to perform it on a blond avatar.

"This unfortunate girl has a lot of extra weight that no diet can help," the application stated.

"In our clinic, you can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We'll need to make small cuts in the problem areas and to suck out the extra fat. Will you operate on her, doctor?" The application said.

This application has been removed from the market. However, there is a similar application that is still on the iTunes store.

This one features a woman named Barbara, who likes to eat a lot of burgers and chocolates, which made her fat and ugly.

"Today, the plastic surgeon is going to operate on her body and face in order to return Barbara’s cute looks," the application tells girls.



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