Archive for July, 2014

WARNING: Some of these photos are extremely graphic. 

A Texas couple has been arrested for allegedly starving their 5-year-old son and locking him in a closet under the stairs of their home in Spring, about 24 miles north of Houston, according to investigators.

Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and the boy’s stepmother, 33-year-old Tammi Bleimeyer, have been charged with one count each of felony child endangerment.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in 28 years of law enforcement,” Chief Mark Herman, Harris County Constable, Precinct 4, told HLN.

The saga began when Harris County Constable Precinct 4 deputies responded to a disturbance call at the couple’s home on March 27.

Upon arrival, police said they found the Bleimeyers’ 16-year-old son arguing on the front lawn about the alleged abuse and neglect of a 5-year-old child.

During the investigation, police said they learned Bradley Bleimeyer’s 5-year-old son was forced to live in a closet under the stairs, according to a police press release.  
http://www.hlntv.com/slideshow/2014/04/01/bleimeyer-bradley-tammi-starved-child-abuse-photos

A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Junior Bishop, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

The New York Police Department said the officer assaulted Saturday — an 18-month veteran and one of about 50 officers patrolling the bustling tourist area — stepped in after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 tip she offered.

Police said a costumed Bishop “put out his hand and told the woman 5s, 10s or 20s only.” Police said the officer told him he could only accept tips — not require payment.

Bishop yelled and cursed at the officer, police said, and told him: “Mind your own (expletive) business.”

Police said the officer asked for identification and, when Bishop failed to produce any, moved to arrest him.

Bishop broke free and punched the officer in the face, police said, causing a cut and eye swelling.

The officer, whose name was not released, was treated and released at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

Other officers arrived and hauled Spider-Man away.

Bishop’s mother answered the phone at their Brooklyn home late Saturday and said he was not home. She said she was not aware of his work in Times Square or his arrest. Information on Bishop’s lawyer was not available.

The arrest of Spider-Man, as police referred to Bishop throughout a matter-of-fact news release, came weeks after the New York City Council said it was considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters in Times Square.

It was the latest in a series of incidents involving men behind the masks.

In the last two years, a man dressed as Cookie Monster was charged with shoving a 2-year-old, a person attired in Super Mario’s overalls was accused of groping a woman and an Elmo figure pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after unleashing an anti-Semitic tirade.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/cops-spider-man-slugged-officer-times-square-24739575

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.

A member of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim fundamentalist branch of Orthodox Judaism, Nuchem designs and repairs mikvahs in compliance with Torah Law. The mikvah is a ritual Jewish bathhouse used for purification. Devout Jews are required to cleanse themselves in the mikvah on a variety of occasions: Women must visit following menstruation, and men have to make an appearance before the High Holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Many of the devout also purify themselves before and after the act of sex and before the Sabbath.

On a visit to Jerusalem in 2005, Rabbi Rosenberg entered into a mikvah in one of the holiest neighborhoods in the city, Mea She’arim. “I opened a door that entered into a schvitz,” he told me. “Vapors everywhere, I can barely see. My eyes adjust, and I see an old man, my age, long white beard, a holy-looking man, sitting in the vapors. On his lap, facing away from him, is a boy, maybe seven years old. And the old man is having anal sex with this boy.”

Rabbi Rosenberg paused, gathered himself, and went on: “This boy was speared on the man like an animal, like a pig, and the boy was saying nothing. But on his face—fear. The old man [looked at me] without any fear, as if this was common practice. He didn’t stop. I was so angry, I confronted him. He removed the boy from his penis, and I took the boy aside. I told this man, ‘It’s a sin before God, a mishkovzucher. What are you doing to this boy’s soul? You’re destroying this boy!’ He had a sponge on a stick to clean his back, and he hit me across the face with it. ‘How dare you interrupt me!’ he said.

 

http://www.vice.com/read/the-child-rape-assembly-line-0000141-v20n11

With each day that goes by the murder of Mohamed Abu Khdeir becomes ever more bestial.  Haaretz reports (Hebrew print edition only so far) that before he was burned to death he was doused with gasoline and forced to drink the fluid.  No doubt, the killers wanted him to burn from the outside and inside:

According to Palestinian public prosecutor, the findings of the autopsy were that Abu Khdeir was struck on the head and then burned to death:  there were signs of ash in his lungs showing that he was alive when his body was incinerated.  The police investigation determined that the youth was forced to drink the gasoline used to set his body alight.

A rabbi in a settlement in Samaria has even spoken for hanging the suspects for their crime.  But that avoids the real heart of the problem: punishment isn’t the answer.  Solving the root causes of the conflict with justice and compromise from both sides.  That’s the way to end this insanity.

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/06/abu-khdeir-murdered-palestinian-boy-was-forced-to-drink-gasoline-then-burned-to-death/

JP Morgan executive director Julian Knott blasted his wife Alita to death with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself.

The 45-year-old, who worked for the investment bank in London until July 2010, shot his 47-year-old wife multiple times before committing suicide with the same weapon.

The couple met in London, with Alita opening nursery Quayside Tots Playgroup in Southwick, West Sussex, before they moved to the United States.

She remained the playgroup’s care provider until at least February 2013, according to the nursery’s most recent Ofsted report.

Julian moved to the United States from London in 2010 and was working at JP Morgan’s Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey, at the time of the tragedy.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/former-london-jp-morgan-manager-julian-knott-killed-wife-shotgun-murder-suicide-1455980

Look for the July 10, 2014 episode featuring the Bob Woodruff segment here: http://abcnews.go.com/nightline

Part 1: “Nightline” goes undercover to investigate Americans accused of selling young women for sex.

02/25/2013

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/alleged-underage-prostitution-philippines-18594673