Student Tasered and handcuffed in school for refusing to go into class (video)

Classroom illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A school superintendent was seen on video using a Taser on a student.

Matthew Barnes, 17, of Kentucky, who attends Franklin County School, was Tasered by a school resource officer after refusing to go to class.

Surveillance video of the incident proves that Barnes had been confronted, Tasered and handcuffed after a verbal argument with the principal.

Barnes did not seem to be acting violent when the officer pulled out his Taser and deployed it. The officer then handcuffed Barnes, as he and two other school employees held him down.

Barnes was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, all because he refused to go to class.

The incident occurred at 8:58 a.m., according to the time stamp on the video. A staff member told him to go to class a few minutes before that time.

Barnes said that he refused because he was watching a student news program on TV in the common area. The staff member called the principal and the school resource officer, leading to his arrest.

New Kentucky State regulations limit the use of physical force of school employees against students. In most cases, it is not permitted unless the student is a danger to himself or others.

However, the rules do not apply to sworn officers. The resource officer who used the Taser and arrested Barnes, is a deputy sheriff in Franklin County.

Record show that two years ago, 384 students were arrested and 1,209 students were charged with crimes for incident in schools throughout the state, according to data from the Department of Education.

Last year, 260 were arrested and 860 were charged.

Barnes was sentenced to probation and ordered by the court to apologize to the officer who Tasered him.

Police officer accused of asking rape victim for nude photos and flirted with other victims

Karl Fields  
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A police officer in Tennessee, is being investigated for sex crimes against rape victims.

The officer is accused of having inappropriate contact with women, while investigating crimes committed against them or loved ones.

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to open a criminal investigation into Chattanooga police officer Karl Fields, according to a press release from the police department.

Fields has been accused of sending explicit text to the female victim of a rape case he was investigating. He allegedly sent text messages to the woman asking her to send nude photos of herself to him.

He also asked the woman if she would like to join him for sex acts.

In another incident, he was accused of flirting with a married woman while investigating her son’s murder. The woman’s husband asked the officer to stop the inappropriate behavior.

In retaliation, the officer file a harassment complaint against the father.

Fields has been placed on administrative leave, which means he will no longer have a badge or a gun, but he will be working in an administrative role and will still be paid by the department.

Female thief pretends to be pregnant to get ride from stranger in order to rob her

Billy Joe Tyler and Crystal Renee Bushta  
By: Anika Rao

A good Samaritan was slashed and robbed by a “pregnant” woman and her husband after the woman asked for a ride.

Two people of South Carolina, are under arrest after they violently robbed the woman in Duncan.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, Billy Joe Tyler and Crystal Renee Bushta, were arrested after they robbed the woman who gave them a ride early Wednesday morning.

Deputies said that Bushta, asked the victim for a ride at 4:50 a.m. Bushta asked for a ride, claiming she was pregnant and does not have energy to walk home.

Tyler and Bushta, got inside the car and attacked the victim. They stabbed her several times in the back of the head.

The suspects took the woman’s belongings, exited her car and fled. The couple tried using the victim’s credit card at a Citgo gas station on Main Street around 6:30 a.m.

The couple was arrested on charges of armed robbery and first-degree assault. Some of the victim’s property and the knife used in the assault were recovered.

Mother faces 54 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing her children

Matthew and Sheryl Cox 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman cried in court as she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting kids during nude parties.

Sheryl Cox, and her husband Matthew of New Mexico, were arrested after holding nude parties, which allegedly involved children and teens.

Investigators said that she touched the children and forced teenagers to touch one another in a sexual manner.

The parent of eight children, are nudist, and walked around their home without clothes. One of their sons said that he was fine with his parents’ lifestyle. He said that his parents never molested him and they never forced him to live a nudist lifestyle.

“If you want to hang out without clothes on, go for it. It's no problem. Nobody is offended by it,” he said. However, the parents were accused of molesting their three youngest children while holding nude parties with them.

Now, the mother admitted to raping and sexually abusing her young relatives. Cox’s parents and children were in the courtroom as she pleaded guilty to six counts of molesting a child under 13, rape and tampering with evidence.

The judge agreed to postpone her sentence for a few months so Cox may have a supervised visit with her children before going off to jail.

Sadly, her children will be without both parents as they spend time in jail. Her husband, Matthew, was sentenced to 18 years in prison as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Joan Rivers receives thousands of death threats after saying that Israel has the right to bomb Hamas terrorist (video)

By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Joan Rivers received a flood of death threats after defending Israel’s right to bomb Hamas terrorists.

The U.S. Jewish comedian hired a bodyguard after receiving the death threats following her comments in support of Israel.

"Let me tell you, if New Jersey residents were firing rockets into New York, we'd wipe them out, we’d kill them," Rivers said.

"When she came out and said that Israel had every right to bomb Hamas, the death threats started rolling in," a spokesperson of a charity that was run by Rivers said.

"Well, ask Colin Powell, when you declare war it is war. They started it. We do not count the dead. You deserve to be dead. You started it. Do not make me feel sad about that. You need to get rid of Hamas. They are terrorists. They were re-elected by a lot of very stupid people who do not even own a pencil," Rivers said about civilian casualties in Gaza.

Rivers, 81, was born in Brooklyn, New York. She died last Thursday, after she stopped breathing during a medical procedure on her vocal cords.

Hamas reveals its jihadi face in its Arabic Twitter account (video)

By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Hamas reveals its true jihadi nature in its Arabic Twitter account, the IDF Blog reported.

Though Hamas denies being linked to Islamic fundamentalism when it speaks to a western audience, it uses different language on its official Twitter account in Arabic.

The Twitter account shows how Hamas draws its ideology from the same sources as ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

On its English twitter account, Hamas’ Islamist character is played down. The terrorist organization publishes more reserved statements such as: “The Palestinian people are committed to their right to their land, to defend themselves and to lift the siege imposed on Gaza.”

However, on its Arabic twitter account, Hamas reveals its Jihadist nature by issuing far more virulent statements, such as: “We will not rest until Palestine is free. We are not tired or weary, and we’ll continue on the path of Jihad with the help of God.”

These fundamentalist Jihadist statements are the bread and butter of Hamas. This has been the terrorist group’s position since its founding in 1987, as seen in its charter affirmed in 1988.

In the past, Hamas leaders have made numerous statements in which they asserted that Hamas members love death as much as Israelis love life. This doctrine was recently advocated in a speech from the commander of Hamas’ military wing, Muhammad Dief, and previously by Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniyeh.

“We, the ones who have pledged allegiance to Muhammad, Will engage in Jihad as long as we live,” Hamas wrote on Twitter.

In article twenty-three of its charter, Hamas makes clear its position vis-a-vis other Islamic movements.

“All the fighters of Jihad have their reward. Hamas regards those movements as its stockholders and asks Allah for guidance and integrity of conduct for all.”

Hamas should be viewed like all other jihadi groups that have earned the scorn of the world for their fundamentalism and brutality.

U.S. Marines mark 9-11 in Israel at world’s only 9-11 memorial outside the United States

U.S. Marines at 9-11 Living memorial in Jerusalem 
By: Anav Silverman

A group of U.S. Marines marked 9-11 in Israel, at the world’s only 9-11 memorial outside the United States, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Jerusalem firefighters and rescue volunteers, alongside the U.S. Marines and families of 9-11 victims, marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead in a special ceremony held in the Jerusalem Hills.

“It’s a very sad day – as firefighters, we can fully empathize with the families of the 343 New York City firefighters who were killed on September 11,” Kobi Erez, the spokesman for the Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services told the Tazpit News Agency.

“We are here to show solidarity with the firefighters and everyone else impacted by this terrible event – those who entered into danger and fire to save lives and were killed doing so,” he said.

Organized by the Keren Kayemeth L’Yisrael (Jewish National Fund), the memorial ceremony was held at the 9-11 Living Memorial Plaza in the Arazim Valley of the Ramot neighborhood in Jerusalem.

The memorial plaza, which was inaugurated back in 2009 by the JNF, features the only monument outside of the United States that lists the names of the 2,977 victims of the 9-11 attacks including five Israelis who were killed.

U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, who attended the ceremony, said that the JNF 9-11 memorial was a “moving” monument.

“We were there with friends today to remember those taken from us 13 years ago,” he said. He also noted that “Every year we come together to honor those who fell and those who served, the members of our larger American family whose destinies were touched by these acts of evil.”

Among the firefighters who laid wreaths on the memorial monument, was a new immigrant from the United States, Jacob, who made aliyah during the recent war and joined the Israel Fire and Rescue Services.

“It was a very respectable ceremony,” noted Erez. “It was coming full circle to have Jacob with us as an Israeli firefighter laying down a wreath for the American firefighter,” he told the Tazpit News Agency.

“Firefighters share a common language and we are all like extended family,” Erez said about the U.S firefighters who lost their lives.

Man sells his arms space for permanent tattoo advertisement

Man selling tattoo space on his arm 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man said that he hopes to make a large sum of money by selling his arm space for a permanent tattoo, according to a listing posted on ebay in the United Kingdom.

23-year-old Jtorking1 of New Mills, Derbyshire, is hoping to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and a charity chosen by the buyer, in exchange for getting three square inches of tattoo space on his arm.

The buyer will be able to choose any tattoo except something that is deemed perverted. “It will be there for years, plus you can remove and put it on display when I die.” the seller noted.

Neurodegenerative disease, also known ALS, has been in the news recently because of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that spread across the globe.

The ALS Association said that before the Ice Bucket Challenge only half of Americans knew about the disease.

11-year-old boy kills himself with gun after his father who is a police officer ordered him to do chores

Samuel Epps 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) The son of a police officer took his life with his father’s unsecured gun.

The 11-year-old boy died in what authorities consider suicide after firing a single bullet into his head.

Samuel Epps of San Tan Valley, Arizona, was at home with his father and three siblings when they got into an argument over his chores.

The boy ran into his parents’ room and locked himself inside. Moments later, he took his father’s gun and shot himself.

Investigators believe that Samuel used his father’s personal weapon, but not his father’s service weapon.

It is still not clear exactly how he got the gun, but investigators said that it was not in a safe and was not locked away.

When medical personnel arrived on the scene, Samuel was still breathing and had a pulse, but was pronounced dead two hours later, after being flown to Maricopa Medical Center.

Woman arrested for faking pregnancy and soliciting donations

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman who wanted to solicit donations from the public, decided to stuff her belly to make her look pregnant, police in Nigeria said.

Now, the woman has been arrested and charged with fraud.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested the 29-year-old woman after she was spotted under the Ikeja Bridge, where she accepted donations, claiming she needs funds for her baby.

She walked around with a pillow under her dress to defraud innocent members of the public. Police said that they acted on a tip from the public.

During questioning, the woman confessed to the allegations. The woman told investigators that she wanted to collect a large amount of money quickly, so she decided to appear pregnant to gain sympathy of passing men.

The suspect will be brought before the Lagos Magistrate's Court for a bail hearing.

Husband poisons his rich wife so he can inherit her fortune and marry his lover

Dinner illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A business woman whose husband filed for divorce, claimed that her husband attempted to poison her so he could marry his lover, according to court documents in Nigeria.

49-year-old Charity Nyenka of Lagos, told a court on Thursday, that her husband poisoned her food in an attempt to get rid of her.

“My husband poisoned my food to kill me so he can marry his lover and get my money,” Charity said. The woman said that her husband Samuel, confessed in church of trying to kill her.

The woman also claimed that her husband tried to strangle her.
When the two first married they were poor. Charity decided to open a business, and when she became successful, her husband decided to marry another woman.

The woman caught her husband with his lover, and when she protested, Samuel told her that she can pack up and leave. The woman urged the court to grant her husband the divorce because it is obvious that he doesn't love her.

55-year-old Samuel asked the court to dissolve the 16 year marriage because his wife disrespected him. “If you don’t grant me a divorce I might kill her,” Samuel told the judge.