Doctor causes death of 30-year-old woman by making hole in her uterine wall during abortion

Robert Rho and Jamie Lee Morales 
By: Wayne Morin

A doctor was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after allegedly allowing a young woman to die by sending her home with internal bleeding, police in New York said.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that the Flushing medical doctor was charged with second-degree manslaughter for allegedly recklessly causing the death of the 30-year-old woman.

The doctor allegedly perforated her uterine wall, and caused a disruption and transection of the uterine artery during the surgical procedure at the health facility, where
he practices.

He then failed to provide appropriate and timely medical attention to the woman.

Robert Rho, 52, of Lake Success, maintains a medical practice at Liberty Women’s Health Care of Queens, located at 37-01 Main
Street, Flushing.

If convicted, Dr. Rho faces up to 15 years in prison. He was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $400,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim made an appointment to have an abortion performed at Liberty Women’s Health, and arrived with her sister at the Flushing
Facility.

During the course of the surgical procedure, which took place at shortly after 1:00 p.m., Dr. Rho caused a laceration of the victim’s cervix, a perforation of the uterine wall and a disruption and transection of the uterine artery, and then failed to provide her with appropriate and timely
medical attention.

While in the recovery room, the victim, Jamie Lee Morales of Buffalo, was bleeding profusely and was required to undergo a second procedure at the health facility.

Thereafter, the victim was allowed to leave the facility despite having collapsed and appearing disoriented. While on the way to her sister’s Bronx residence, the victim allegedly fell off the backseat and became unresponsive.

She was transported to a Bronx hospital, where she was treated for vaginal bleeding and given six units of blood. The victim was pronounced dead that night.

CEO of Backpage.com thrown in jail for pimping children

Carl Ferrer 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) The CEO of a popular classified ad website was arrested on a charge of pimping, according to police in Texas.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the arrest of Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, a notorious adult website that generates millions of dollars annually from its classified sex ads.

Ferrer, 55, was taken into custody on a California arrest warrant after he arrived in Houston on a flight from Amsterdam.

Ferrer was charged with pimping a minor, pimping and conspiracy to commit pimping.

A lengthy joint investigation by the offices of the Texas and California attorneys general uncovered evidence that adult and child sex trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads that appeared repeatedly on Backpage.

“Making money off the backs of innocent human beings by allowing them to be exploited for modern-day slavery is not acceptable in Texas,” Attorney General Paxton said.

“I intend to use every resource my office has to make sure those who profit from the exploitation and trafficking of persons are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” he added.

Nearly three dozen members of the Texas Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Unit participated in Ferrer’s arrest, and the execution of a search warrant on the Dallas headquarters of Backpage, which is considered the largest advertiser of adult escort services in the United States.

Prime Minister of Norway caught playing Pokemon Go during debate

Prime Minister Erna Solberg playing Pokemon Go 
By: Tanya Malhotra

The prime minister of Norway, was criticized for playing a game on her mobile phone while parliament was in session and during a debate.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg was caught playing Pokemon Go on her phone as Trine Skei Grande was speaking at the podium.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday. Solberg, who is the leader of the Conservative Party, revealed that she is a big fan of Pokemon Go.

Recently, during an official trip to Slovakia, Solberg took time off to play Pokemon Go.

Trine Skei Grande, who is the head of the Liberal Party, was recently caught playing Pokemon Go during a national security debate.

Death penalty and castration approved for people convicted of sex crimes against children

Sad girl (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

People in Indonesia, demanded stricter punishment for sex offenders and their pleas were heard by government officials.

President Joko Widodo initially issued the order after sex crimes against children became rampant in the country.

Now, the parliament has approved the bill that allows chemical castration and death penalty against adults who commit sex crimes against children.

Minister Yohanna Yambise of Women and Children Empowerment, said that she hopes the new law will “create a safer environment for children.”

Through the new law, judges are allowed to hand down a sentence to castrate a person who is found guilty of sexual offenses against children.

The castration would be done by injecting the chemical in the sex offender to strongly reduce the libido.

The law also allows authorities to order microchips to be implanted in the bodies of the convicted sex offenders in order to monitor their movements after they get out of prison.

In a case involving severe cases of sex crimes against children, judges can now sentence them to the death penalty.

Perpetrators under the age of 18 years old will not be subjected to the harsh punishment. Instead, they will be required to undergo rehabilitation in a facility that is approved by authorities.

Father found guilty of sexually abusing his daughters as well as his dog and chickens

Father playing with daughters (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A family is angry after learning that a man sexually abused his daughters, his wife’s daughter as well as his dog and chickens.

The family of Adelaide, Australia, became even more frustrated when the judge sentenced the man to seven and a half years in prison, but he can be paroled after only three years.

He was also given credit for the time he already served, so to the family’s dismay, he will likely be out in less than three years.

The court heard that the 27-year-old man, who was not named for legal reasons, was sexually abused as a child when he was forced to have sexual contact with dogs.

Although he sexually abused his own daughters, the sex abuse was mostly towards his stepdaughter. He abused the girl between the ages of 9 and 11 years old, while she was sleeping.

The man finally came clean in a letter to his wife. She called police and she left him.

The father pleaded guilty to two counts of bestiality, one count of persistent sexual exploitation of a child and one count of aggravated indecent assault.

Judge Mascot said the sentence “might seem moderate to some, but it was the result of the man's confessions, remorse and strong motivation to recover.”

The father also consented to an order that bans him from seeing or contacting his family. He will also go into a program to get treatment to suppress his urges.

Bicycle company fed up with goods being damaged during shipping disguise their products as TVs with great results

The bike disguised as a television 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A Bicycle company in the Netherlands, that takes great pride in their products, revealed their secret on how to get the items to customers without damage.

VanMoof, a Dutch bicycle manufacturer, said that they were very frustrated with the high amount of returns due to bicycles being broken during shipping.

They finally came up with an ingenious way of making sure that its products are handled with care and they arrive to their customers without any damages.

The company printed photos of flat screen televisions on their boxes instead of bicycles.

“Just like that, shipping damage to our bikes dropped by 80 percent,” the company said in a Tweet.

CEO Ties Carlier said that they had tried putting “fragile” labels, but that did not work, the bicycles were arrived crushed and broken to their customers and that was unacceptable.

Carlier knows that now that their secret is out, the tactic of printing televisions on boxes containing bicycles could get so popular that shipping companies will eventually catch on and stop being as careful.

“Even if they do, we hope they will still treat the bikes more carefully by realizing the lengths we go to for them to get to customers safely,” he said.

VanMoof is known for its innovations. They released SmartBikes, which the company can track in the event that it is lost or stolen.

Carlier said that all of their SmartBikes also come with a two-year “Peace of Mind Guarantee,” in which the company will replace the bike for free if it is found within two weeks.

Family reunites with their lost dog that was dyed a different color

Greta Simmonds with the dog 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A family was overjoyed to be reunited with their lost dog, despite its altered appearance.

Greta Simmonds and Kim Borgstrom have a 6-year-old dog named Max.

They took their beloved dog to work with them everyday.
The dog was black and white when it disappeared from the family’s business in Opua, New Zealand.

The family said that everyone in the neighborhood knows the dog as it played outside their business everyday.

However, one day, the Jack Russell Terrier went missing and when it did not return at the end of the day, the family became worried.

Simmonds asked his teenage sons to post the information about their missing dog on social media. They also offered a $1,000 reward.

The message quickly went viral and people in the town called them with tips. Simmonds said that he was getting sick with worry over the well-being of the dog.

At the end of the week, a tip led Simmonds to a family in the Bay of Islands area.

He said that he knocked on their door and explained that they were looking for their little dog that was microchipped and registered.

Suddenly, a black dog came running out. “It looked like Max and behaved like Max, but it was not the right color,” Simmonds said.

Simmonds soon realized that the dog was Max and that the white fur was dyed black, in an apparent attempt to hide its identity.

Simmonds said that many people were outraged after seeing photos of the dog that was dyed black. However, he said: “I am just so glad we got him back.”

Pets on the Net founder Kim Buchanan said that in her 14 years on the job, she has never heard of anyone dying an animal another color to disguise it.

“The usual process is to have them checked for a microchip, which people can do at any vet for free, or they can call the pound. It's not right to do finders keepers, pets are members of people’s families, you have to do everything you can to find those people, not just keep an animal that you find,” Buchanan said.

Teacher distracts cashier so that student can steal beer

Fabiana Alicia Ciammaichella and Adelmo Ernesto Arias Guillen 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teacher taught her student a lot more than his parents bargained for.

Police in Virginia, have arrested the teacher in along with a student after they were caught on surveillance camera stealing a case of beer from a gas station.

The Fairfax County Police Department said that they arrested 30-year-old Fabiana Alicia Ciammaichella of Reston, who is a Spanish teacher at the South Lakes High School.

Officers also arrested Adelmo Ernesto Arias Guillen, 18, who is a sophomore at the high school.

The teacher and student are facing charges of theft and drug possession.

Police said that the surveillance video shows the two entering the gas station convenience store at about 11:00 p.m.

Ciammaichella distracted the cashier, while Guillen stole a case of beer. He left and she followed soon after.

Ciammaichella then got into her car, picked up Guillen and drove off.

Police went to the teacher’s home, where they found her and the teenager along with the case of beer and illegal drugs.

Ciammaichella was suspended from her job after the school learned about her arrest.

Hotel manager rescues dog after its leash got stuck in elevator while it was moving

Ben Duke rescuing the dog 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man is very grateful to a hotel manager after he saved his dog from a horrific death.

Ben Duke, who is the general manager at The Roadway Inn in Greenville, South Carolina, said that he is grateful that he was able to save the dog.

Duke was coming out of a storage area in the hotel as one of his guests was getting into the elevator with his dog on a leash.

As the doors closed, the dog had wandered out of the elevator. Duke realized that the dog was pulled by its leash towards the elevator.

He sprang into action. “I just grabbed it, and struggled with it, then I guess adrenaline set in, I snapped the leash right above my hand,” Duke said.

Thankfully, Duke was able to save the pet named Boo Boo, from strangulation.

He explained that the dog was scared and scratched on his face.

The dog’s owner came down in tears. “He was crying and was so grateful,” Duke said. “He just came up and hugged me. It was pretty crazy,” he added.

Duke told a friend about what happened, and the friend asked him if he has a video. He reviewed the surveillance camera in that area.

He showed the video to his friend, who suggested that he make it public.

Duke posted the video on his Facebook page, where it went viral with people calling him a hero. Although Duke doesn't see himself as a hero, he is very happy that he was able to save the dog.

Flight attendant does not allow black woman to save dying man because they did not believe she is a doctor

Dr. Tamika Cross MD 
By: Wayne Morin

A doctor expressed her anger over the blatant discrimination she suffered at the hands of a flight attendant on a Delta Airlines flight.

Dr. Tamika Cross MD, was on a flight from Houston, Texas, to Detroit, Michigan, when she heard a woman who was sitting two rows in front of her, screaming for help.

The woman’s husband was unconscious and Cross was ready to help. However, a flight attendant blocked her from getting close to the man and ordered Cross to sit down.

A flight attendant then made an announcement and asked if there was a physician on board. Cross raised her hand, saying that she is a doctor.

To which the flight attendant replied: “oh no sweetie put your hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don't have time to talk to you.”

Cross insisted that she is a doctor. The her utter shock, the flight attendant asked her to show her credentials.

The doctor wrote about the incident on Facebook, where her post was shared more than 32,800 times.

Cross said that the flight attendant made fun of her and said “oh wow you're an actual physician? I reply ‘yes.’ She said ‘let me see your credentials. What type of Doctor are you? Where do you work? Why were you in Detroit?’

“Please remember that this man is still in need of help and she is blocking me from even standing up while
bombarding me with questions,” Cross wrote.

Cross said that she replied: “I am an OBGYN, I work in Houston, I was in Detroit for a wedding. Now excuse me so I can help the man in need.”

Meanwhile, a white older man approached the unconscious man, and without showing any proof that he was a doctor, he was allowed to tend to the man, but Cross was not allowed to get close.

Cross said that after 10 minutes, the flight attendant asked for medical advice for the sick man and she decided to help despite being discriminated against.

The flight attendant later apologized several times and offered free skymiles, but Cross declined it.

“She came and apologized to me several times and offered me Skymiles. I kindly refused. This is going higher than her. I don't want Skymiles in exchange for blatant discrimination. Whether this was race, age, gender discrimination, it's not right,” Cross added.

Dr. Tamika Cross serves as the chief resident for obstetrician and gynecologist at the Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.