2 London Hasidic boys and woman beaten in unprovoked anti-Semitic attack

Satmar synagogue in London 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Hasidic schools in London, England, warned parents not to allow their children to walk alone in the streets after several incidents of anti-Semitic assaults.

On Sunday, an 11-year-old boy who was on his way to the Satmar school, was beaten.

The boy arrived at school crying and shaken, and told his teacher that he was attacked by a stranger who yelled anti-Jewish epithets.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., a vehicle stopped at the entrance of the Belz school and the driver asked one of the students for directions.

He asked the boy to accompany him, but the boy refused and ran away. In the afternoon, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman was attacked.

The suspect choked her while screaming: “We have to kill all the Jews as they kill Palestinians.” Police increased the number of patrols in the neighborhood.

So far, no arrests have been made.

24-year-old Monsey woman jailed for strangling her newborn son and throwing him in the trash

Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman 
By: Devansh Dutt

A Monsey woman was arrested, charged and convicted of manslaughter after strangling her newborn son, prosecutors in New York said.

The Rockland County District Attorney's Office said that 24-year-old Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman, was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Guaman-Guaman from Ecuador, lived in the U.S. illegally. She will be deported when she completes her sentence.

"This crime should serve as a reminder that under the Safe Haven Law of New York, a parent can anonymously drop off an unwanted baby at a hospital, a police station or a fire station, without repercussions," the District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

According to the police investigation, soon after giving birth, she admitted that she strangled the child, put his lifeless body with the umbilical cord still attached in a plastic bag and threw him in a recycling bin outside a store in Spring Valley.

DNA led detectives to the child's mother.

Two independent psychiatrists - one hired by the defense, and the other by the prosecution - examined the defendant and found that she has a low IQ as a result of being kicked in the head by a horse when she was 7 years old.

Both psychiatrists determined that Guaman-Guaman was under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance when she killed the baby.

Large London retailer bans Jews from entering its store

Sports Direct.com store illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A security guard at a large London retail store told a group of Jews who wanted to shop “no Jews, no Jews.”

The incident occurred when a group of Jewish high school students of Yavneh College in London, England, were blocked from entering Sports Direct.com by the security guard at the entrance.

The man allegedly told them: “no Jews, no Jews.” The students were shocked. Some of the students have great-grandfathers who perished in the Holocaust.

They said that the guard physically blocked them from entering the store, and it was something reminiscent of Nazi Germany. A parent of one of the students complained to the store manager.

After an investigation, the security guard in question was fired.

"Our area manager was notified of the incident and took quick action. He personally removed the guard and made ​​contact with the security company that employed the individual. We were advised subsequently that has been dismissed by the company. The guard was deeply offensive and disrespectful to children of school age. We are proud of the lack of prejudice among our trained staff and will not tolerate any form of discrimination," a spokesperson for Sports Direct said.

Red swastikas spray painted on kosher meat shop in Philadelphia (video)

Simon’s Glatt Kosher Meat Products 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A kosher meat shop owner was horrified to find large red swastikas painted on his store front window in Pennsylvania.

Simon Rachshtut, the owner of Simon’s Glatt Kosher Meat Products, arrived at his Northeast Philadelphia shop on Thursday morning, to find the hate symbols painted on the windows.

The swastikas were also painted on the back wall of the store. Police said that they have launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

The Rachshtut family fled Ukraine, ahead of the Nazi invasion in 1941. Rachshtut said that he cannot believe that such things are happening in the United States.

Fortunately, the paint used was water soluble, and it easily washed off from the windows and walls.

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee slapped with lawsuit after denying religious man a job because he refused to work on Saturday

Donuts illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee was slapped with a lawsuit after denying a religious man a job because he refused to work on Saturday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Citi Brands, LLC, violated federal law by refusing to hire the job applicant who is a Seventh-day Adventist because of his religion.

According to the EEOC, Darrell Littrell is a Seventh-day Adventist who holds the sincere religious belief that he cannot work on his Sabbath, which runs from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday.

Littrell applied for the position of a donut maker at the Citi Brands' manufacturing facility in Arden, North Carolina, and was later interviewed by the company's plant manager.

The EEOC said that the plant manager offered Littrell the donut maker position, and told Littrell he would start work the next afternoon, a Friday, at 3:00 p.m.

Littrell responded that he could not start work on Friday afternoon, because as part of his faith, he does not work from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday.

The plant manager responded by revoking Littrell's job offer. The EEOC also charged that Citi Brands violated federal law by failing to preserve certain employment records as required by law.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employers from refusing to hire people because of their religion, and requires employers to make an effort at a reasonable accommodation for sincerely held religious beliefs.

The EEOC filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville Division, after first attempting to reach a voluntary settlement through its administrative conciliation process.

The complaint seeks back pay, compensatory damages and punitive damages for Littrell, as well as injunctive and other non-monetary relief.

"Employers should be mindful that it is against the law to discriminate against an applicant or an employee based on his religion, including the observance of the Sabbath," said Lynette A. Barnes, regional attorney for the EEOC's Charlotte District.

Monsey bus driver of Hasidic school arrested for dropping of children a mile from their homes

Floyd James 
By: Hydar Tomar

A bus driver of a Monsey Hasidic school was arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly dropping off children a mile away from their homes, police in New York said.

Ramapo Police said that they arrested 53-year-old Floyd James, who worked for Student Bus Co., one of the two main contractors transporting students in the East Ramapo School District.

Police opened an investigation after parents complained about an incident, which occurred during the first week of school.

A parent of a 7-year-old boy said that his child was being transported by the school bus from Cheder Chabad of Monsey, when he was dropped off at the corner of Route 306 and Brick Church Road.

The child was forced to walk a mile on the side of the road on an unusually hot afternoon.

Another parent said that her children were on the bus, and that a group of seven or eight students walked together to their homes.

The bus driver told them to get off the bus because he will not stop in front of anyone’s house.

"Our main concern of course, is the safety of our students," East Ramapo School District officials said. “We have over 350 drivers, and this was an isolated incident.”

The driver has since been suspended.

Video captures unfortunate mishap as man’s Bentley gets covered in concrete

The Bentley covered in concrete 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man’s luxury car was buried under concrete, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

The car reportedly belonged to Artur Shachnev of Russia, who is the CEO of a music production company.

Shachnev parked his Bentley too close to a building, which is under construction in the center of Moscow. He was called by his security personnel, who informed him that concrete was being poured onto his car.

It was about 7:00 p.m., when Shachnev was called to move his car. However, it was too late and his car windows were covered in cement.

The accident was attributed to the negligence of the construction workers.
They had lifted a huge bucket with cement when it accidentally hit a wall barrier, sending the cement down onto the parked car on the street below.

The liquid coated the entire car. The Bentley's body was very badly damaged by small crushed stones.

Concrete got into the car breaking its engine. “I cannot start the engine, but the music plays and the lights turn on,” said Shachnev.

The construction company has promised to compensate for all of the damages their workers have caused.

Family wants to meet and hug 9-year-old child who killed their father

Charles Vacca’s wife and children 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) In an amazing show of love and strength, a family is reaching out to a young child, who killed their father while learning how to use a gun.

The children of 39-year-old gun instructor Charles Vacca, who was fatally shot by a 9-year-old child with an Uzi in Arizona, have reached out to the little girl.

In a video message to the girl, Vacca’s four children are encouraging the child to find peace, and said that they hope to meet one day so they can give her a hug.

They also asked the little girl to put the incident behind her and move on with her life, saying that it is what their father would have wanted.

Charles Vacca and his wife have raised four wonderful children together: Christopher, 11, Tylor, 14, Elizabeth, 15, and Ashley, 19.

As we reported earlier, a family’s fun vacation turned deadly when they took their young daughter to learn how to use a firearm. The instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, died after the 9-year-old girl accidentally shot him in the head.

The 39-year-old instructor was shot while showing the child how to use an automatic Uzi, the in Mohave County Sheriff's Office said.

About 10:00 a.m., deputies responded to the Last Stop business located at 20606 North Highway 93 in White Hills. Investigators determined that the 9-year-old girl accidentally shot the instructor in the head.

After he was shot, Carlos Vacca of Lake Havasu City, was airlifted to a Las Vegas medical center in Nevada, and was pronounced dead.

Vacca was working at the Bullets and Burgers outdoor range, located about 60 miles southeast of Las Vegas, when the accident occurred. The girl and her parents were in the range while on vacation.

Vacca was standing next to the girl, instructing her how to use the Uzi when the child pulled the trigger. The recoil sent the weapon over her head and the bullet hit Vacca, the sheriff’s office said.

A spokesperson for the shooting range said that it is very rare for something like this happen. A video released by the sheriff's office shows part of the gun lesson Vacca gave to the child before he was shot. The video ends before the bullet hit the instructor.

Woman awarded over $250,000 after social workers did not stop her father from impregnating her

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Stacy Max

A woman will finally get a bit of justice after social workers refused her pleas for help.

25-year-old Sarah Smith, was awarded £160,000 (about $258,000) compensation from the Bradford City Council in the United Kingdom, for their role in the abuse she suffered as a child.

Social services staff admitted to violation of duty for not protecting the child from her father by not taking her out of her family home despite knowing about the abuse.

Smith was raped by her father from the age of 10. The man impregnated his daughter twice, one time she had an abortion and the second time she gave birth to her now eight-year-old son.

Social workers repeatedly failed to keep Sarah from the clutches of her abusive father.

“I love my son, but it's so difficult to bond with him appropriately because every time I look at him I see my dad, and I am reminded of the abuse,” Smith said.

“I just wish he had a different father,” she added.

Smith was violated by her father while her mother was at work. Smith was removed from her home at one point, but was placed with a neighbor close to the family home, and she was verbally and emotionally abused by her father.

During her teenage years, Smith took the courage and spoke to police about the abuse. Her father was arrested and charged with rape. However, he was later found not guilty due to lack of evidence.

The girl was returned to her family. Her father forced her to tell everyone that she lied and made up a story, and she had no choice but to do as he said.

The girl began to harm herself and was heartbroken that all her efforts to have her father stop the abuse had been in vain.

After she was returned to her father’s care the abuse continued and Smith became pregnant. Her mother told social workers that another man was the baby’s father.

However, a DNA test proved that her father was also the father of her son.

Female chemistry teacher, 29, arrested at school for producing date rape drug

Haivan Bui 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A chemistry teacher was handcuffed and arrested at school, for producing date rape drugs and crystal meth.

29-year-old Haivan Bui of Texas, who was a chemistry teacher at the Conroe Independent School District, was arrested on drug charges.

Officers went to the school after searching the woman’s home. In her home, they found drugs along with several ounces of gamma-hydroxybutyrate, a compound found in date rape drugs.

Officers also found recipes on how to make the date rape drugs, marijuana, numerous prescription medications and a loaded shotgun.

While searching Bui at school, officers found a formula for a date rape drug in her backpack.

The teacher was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance. She is being held on $50,000 bond.

Her 33-year-old husband, Chris Alan Hartwell, was also arrested. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and with possession of a firearm.

Woman threatens to defecate on lawns of people who don’t clean up after their dogs (video)

Annie Preece 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Clean up after your dog or you might find human feces on your property.

A woman of California, is making headlines after she threatened to go to people’s homes and defecate on their lawns if they leave dog feces on her property.

Annie Preece of Los Angeles, who is a street artist and muralist, became irritated when people allowed their dogs to defecate in her yard. She issued a public warning to those who do not clean up after their pets.

Preece, who is also known as Love Annie, posted a cardboard with a message, warning people of the consequences if they left the mess on her property.

“I will personally follow you back to your home, wait until you get inside, pull down my pants, and take a huge dump on your doorstep and on the windshield of your car,” she wrote.

The sign was posted on Wilshire Boulevard and Sweetzer Avenue, and has received a positive reaction from her neighbors.

When questioned, Preece said that she would not actually follow through, but she said that she made her point and it was well taken as more people now clean up after their dogs.

Here is the full text of her humorous sign:

“To the person who lets their dog poop on our lawn and doesn’t clean it up: First of all, it’s beyond rude. We live here and pay a lot of money to live here and it’s not a toilet. Secondly, if you can’t pick up your dog’s poop, you shouldn’t have a dog. And lastly, we are watching you. The next time you let your dog poop on our lawn and don’t pick it up, I will personally follow you back to your home, wait until you get inside, pull down my pants and take a huge dump on your doorstep and on the windshield of your car. Love, Annie.”

Funeral home offers customers drive-thru viewing service (video)

Paradise Funeral Home drive-the window 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Drive-thru services have been around in the restaurant and banking industries for years, but now, a funeral home in Michigan, is offering its customers drive-thru funeral viewing.

Paradise Funeral Home said in a statement that their service is one of a kind.

The company’s vision was to enable people to pay their last respects in a convenient place, their own vehicle.


Some people are just unable to attend the funeral service like those who suffer from an illness, but now they can see their loved one or close friend by passing with their car, van or truck.

"There is a sensor at the window that will automatically open the curtains so the person can see the dead," the president of Paradise Funeral Home said.

The curtains remain open for 3 minutes. The drive-thru window is available from 7 to 10:00 p.m. People can leave cards in a box near the window.

Music can also be played during the visit.

Two women charged with child neglect after four children died in house fire

The homeowner consoling her surviving child 
By: Hydar Tomar

Two women were arrested despite mourning the loss of their children.

The women of South Africa, were accused of leaving a 10-year-old girl in charge of many young children.

The two women are behind bars after allegedly ignoring neighbors’ warning not to leave their children alone while they go out drinking.

The homeowners of Ga-rankuwa, Gauteng,
left a 10-year-old girl in charge of her two younger siblings along with three more children, while they were out partying.

On Friday night, a fire broke out while all children were sleeping. The 10-year-old girl awoke, and grabbed one of her siblings and escaped.

However, the fire had spread too quickly, making it impossible for her to go back inside to save the other children.

The four children who died, are said to be between the ages of one and 7.

Emergency workers were called to put out the fire while the two drunk mothers watched in horror and cried over their loss.

Warrant Officer Matthews Nkoadi said that the two women were arrested and charged with negligence.

Mother catches HIV positive gay teacher in her home after having sex with her 15-year-old son

Roger Kessler 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A woman thought her house was being burglarized when she saw a strange man in her home.

The woman held him down until police arrived, only to find out that the man was a teacher, who just finished having sex with her teenage son.

The music teacher of Texas, has been arrested for sexually assaulting the 15-year-old boy, who he met on the gay dating app Grindr, according to police.

43-year-old Roger Kessler allegedly told police that he had sex with the boy four times and had used protection three of those times.

However, Kessler admitted that he never informed the boy of his HIV status.

Kessler taught music at RISD Academy in Richardson for 14 years, but was placed on administrative leave over the incident.

The school sent home a note to inform the parents of the issue. The school also told parents that the 15-year-old victim was not from their school.

Kessler was booked into the Collin County Jail. His bond was set at $250,000.

Man charged with arson after setting girlfriend’s private parts on fire

Donald Dale Hackman 
By: Anika Rao

A man is behind bars while his girlfriend is recovering at a hospital in Pennsylvania.

46-year-old Donald Dale Hackman, has been arrested after assaulting his girlfriend and her son for several days.

According to Lancaster Police, the abuse included lighting the woman’s private parts on fire.

Hackman was charged with felony arson, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and assault.

The victim told police that Hackman, with whom she and her son had been staying with for about a month, assaulted her over the course of several days.

Hackman reportedly struck her in the face and stomach with a closed fist, and struck her several times with a belt.

It was during one of the attacks that Hackman lit her private parts on fire and became very angry when the victim cried in pain.

Hackman eventually doused the flames, but not before the woman suffered second and third degree burns on her lower abdomen, genitals and inner thighs, police said.

She was admitted to the hospital’s burn care unit, where she is recovering. The victim told police that Hackman locked her 7-year-old son in a closet for about 20 minutes for "acting out" during the assault.

The victim's son is being cared for by a family member, police said. Hackman is being held at the Lancaster County prison on $500,000 bail.

Pizza store employee arrested after being caught placing his private parts on hot pizza pie

Austin Michael Symonds 
By: Aarav Sen

A pizza store employee was arrested on charges of tampering with a consumer product after allegedly placing his private parts on a customer’s hot pizza, police in Taxes said.

Georgetown Police said that they have arrested 18-year-old Austin Michael Symonds, after the customer saw him placing his private parts on his pizza pie.

The incident unfolded at the Papa Murphy’s pizza store located at 3316 Williams Drive. After being confronted, Symonds apologized to the customer saying that he was really sorry and stupid.

The teen told investigators that he did so because the customer called in his order right before closing time. Symonds admitted that if he wasn’t caught he would have given the pizza pie to the customer.

Symonds was charged with tampering with a consumer product. He was fired from the pizza store. The suspect was booked into the Williamson County Jail, and released on $10,000 bail.

Teen with late stage cancer killed at charity event after getting ride in Porsche that crashed into oncoming traffic

 
By: Hydar Tomar

A teen who was dying of cancer, was killed when the Porsche he was riding in crashed into oncoming traffic, police in Austria said.

Now, the family of 14-year-old Raphael Wittmann, is suing the charity that offered the Porsche ride.

After the crash, Wittmann ended up in intensive care and later died. Neither the charity or Porsche bothered to offer any help, and as a result, the family is now demanding compensation.

The teen was diagnosed with cancer a little over a year ago.

Despite intensive therapy at his home in Vienna, the treatment was not successful, and his parents were given the tragic news that was unlikely to survive.

Determined to ensure that his last days were as good as possible, his father managed to organize a party for him. Children charity Kinder Krebshilfe, invite Raphael for a ride on a high performance car on the outskirts of Vienna.

However, the ride ended minutes after starting when the mighty Porsche 986 crashed into oncoming traffic, leaving the teenager in intensive care with two broken legs.

Man slashes woman’s arms after asking her to make him a sandwich

Sandwich illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A kind-hearted middle-aged woman was slashed on her arm while she was making a sandwich for a hungry man, police in Indiana said.

Indianapolis Police said that the 63-year-old woman was making the sandwich for the man, who came to her apartment in the 300 block of Welcome Way Boulevard around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, asking for food.

While she was making the sandwich, the man entered her home without permission and demanded money. When she told him that she had no money, he pulled out a razor blade and cut her left arm several times.

The man stole $80 from her purse, and said that he would kill her if she called the police. Before leaving, he cut her arm again.

Police described the suspect as a white 40 year old. The woman told investigators that she gave the man sandwiches in the past and he never turned violent.

Student kicked out from school for selling can of Pepsi to classmate

Can of Pepsi illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A student is angry after being kicked out from school for selling a can of Pepsi to a classmate.

17-year-old Keenan Shaw of Canada, a 12th grade student in Lethbridge, Alberta, was suspended last week.

Shaw was suspended for two days by the Winston Churchill High School.

Shaw said that he was told the sales of soda violate nutrition and marketing policies, and that he was operating a business without a license.

Shaw is in a state of disbelief as the school did nothing to other students who are selling drugs, cigarettes and acid. Shaw said that he was told that he will be expelled from school if he sells another soda.

The teen decided to sell soda after the school cafeteria only sold diet soda. He went to the store and bought a case of regular Pepsi. He drank one can and sold the rest.

33-year-old woman arrested for choking her husband because he refused to buy her a hat

Sommer Trent 
By: Devansh Dutt

A young woman was arrested on charges of assault after passersby saw her attacking her husband because he refused to buy her a hat, police in Tennessee said.

The Nashville Police Department said that they arrested 33-year-old Sommer Trent of West Virginia, after she was seen choking her husband in front of a restaurant.

According to the police investigation, the couple was walking on Lower Broadway outside of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, when the fight broke out.

Witnesses said that the woman cursed, threw her husband’s cowboy hat to the ground and grabbed him by the neck. Four people witnessed the fight.

Trent and her husband were in the city for a Titans game, but their vacation turned sour when he refused to buy her the hat she wanted.

She was booked into the Davidson County Female Correctional Development Center, and her bail was set at $2,500.

27-year-old woman smashes brand new $80,000 Porsche moments after leaving car showroom

Scene of the accident 
By: Aarav Sen

A young woman’s happiness with her new Porsche lasted just a few seconds before smashing the vehicle.

The 27-year-old driver ruined her new $80,000 Porsche after crashing it seconds after leaving the car showroom.

Ping Chang also caused $250,000 in damage when she crashed her Boxster, after confusing the gas and brake as she approached a traffic light in Shenyang, China.

The woman was on her way home when she suddenly accelerated into a group of cars waiting at the red light.

The seller of the Porsche, Qiang Chiu said that he and employees were still waving her goodbye when she accelerated into the vehicles.

"We all ran over and she was not injured, but the car was a mess. We pushed it back to the showroom where it will undergo repairs. We had warned her that it was a very powerful car," Chiu said.

According to the police investigation, all the other cars were stationary so the woman bears the responsibility for the accident and will be required to pay compensation.

24-year-old woman jumps to her death with 5-year-old boy on her back

 
By: Hydar Tomar

A young mother jumped to her death while her 5-year-old son was on her back, a court in the United Kingdom heard.

24-year-old Katherine Hooper and 5-year-old Joshua Patterson, died after falling 80 feet in Haytor.

Katherine Hooper’s younger child, 2-year-old Samuel Hooper, was later found dead by police in her home in Paignton. A coroner testified that Katherine Hooper took her own life while Joshua Patterson, was unlawfully killed.

The coroner was unable to rule on Samuel Hooper’s death.

The children's father, Neil Patterson, who was separated from Katherine Hooper, said that he believed Samuel Patterson was drowned in a bathtub.

Neil Patterson had been accused of attacking Katherine Hooper, but those charges were dropped after she committed suicide.

The family was known to social services before Katherine Hooper committed suicide.