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BASEBALL UPDATE: Barry Bonds appears on the ballot this year for both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Big-Ass Head of Fame…

BASEBALL UPDATE: Barry Bonds appears on the ballot this year for both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Big-Ass Head of Fame…

That’s right, you’re looking at Yoenis Cristo Banos, who was arrested and jailed for a felony theft charge in Broward County, Florida. On the left? The silly gas-sucking system that got him there.

There are some criminal plans that are deceptively simple, and others that are just plain simple. Barnos’s was the latter. From what we gather, it was formulated something like this:

Step one: Roll up to gas station in suspicious-looking van outfitted with giant plastic tanks, generator.
Step two: Park suspicious-looking van directly over the underground vaults that hold gas station’s supply of gas.
Step three: Connect hoses to vaults, siphon gas into giant plastic tanks until police arrive.
Step four: Get arrested.

So, A+ for execution, Yoenis! He’d managed to slurp up 255 gallons—a value of about $1,020 on the thriving gasoline black market—before the gas station’s managers started to wonder why a suspicious-looking van with hoses coming out the side was parked in their lot.

Courtesy of BRIAN BARRETT

Crime And Punishment: Getting Arrested On Facebook…

Facebook wall posts, photos, messages, events pages and more can be helpful tools for authorities tracking a suspect, serving as key evidence in criminal cases. Recently, it’s become more and more common for police to turn to the social network during investigations.

In December 2010, a former New York EMT, Mark Musarella, pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct and disorderly conduct, according to the AP. “Prosecutors say Musarella responded to a March 30, 2009, emergency call in Staten Island, where he snapped a picture of a woman who had been strangled. He then posted the image on [Facebook], the AP also writes.



In July 2011, Joseph Bernard Campbell said he would plead guilty to charges of cyberstalking and unauthorized access to a computer. “At least 19 women were victimized by a computer hacker who broke into their email accounts, captured risqué photographs of the women and then swapped them for the women’s Facebook profile pictures, authorities say,” reports Tampa Bay Online. 



In Carson City, Nevada a group of six girls (ages 12 to 13) were arrested in January 2011 for allegedly posting threatening comments on the wall of a Facebook event titled “Attack A Teacher Day.” According to the Nevada Appeal, posts apparently written by the girls containted the word “attack.”  ”All of the girls said it was just a joke,” Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Jessica Rivera told the Appeal.



In April 2011, two preteen girls from a Seattle suburb were charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing. Reuters reports that the girls “allegedly post[ed] sexually explicit photos and comments on the Facebook page of a 12-year-old classmate” and were “accused of using the third girl’s computer address to send out instant message solicitations for sex using her name.”



London Eley of Philadelphia allegedly used Facebook to find and hire someone to kill Corey White, the father of her child. “I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father,” Eley wrote, according 6ABC.com. A man named Timothy Bynum allegedly accepted Eley’s offer, writing, “say no more,” “what he look like?” and “need dat stack 1st,” reports 6ABC.com. White alerted the authorities to the alleged correspondence between Eley and Bynum, both of whom were taken into custody in June 2011.  White was shot in August while Eley and Bynum remained in jail.



An Illinois teenager was arrested in May 2011 for allegedly distributing (via Facebook) a provocative list that ranked the physical appearance of 50 girls from his high school. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the list in question “described the girls by explicit, derogatory nicknames and assessed their physical appearance, sexual desirability, sexual activity and other characteristics”. The Associated Press lists nicknames like “Fallen Angel,” “Blond Bombshell” and “The Hangover.” ”He obviously offended people but he also has a right to free speech,” criminal defense attorney Mark Gottesman told The Huffington Post.



Former U.S. Congress candidate Cheryl Allen was arrested and charged in January 2011 for reportedly threatening several civil servants. According to the Associated Press, ”The alleged threats mentioned four Morgan County judges, and other public officials […] were mentioned by first name. Media reports said Allen had previously filed a discrimination lawsuit that was dismissed by a judge.”



In February 2011, Eric James Wilson, 21, was arrested in Palm Bay, Florida forallegedly assaulting his then-wife. According to ZDNET, police charged Wilson with “battery domestic violence and a misdemeanor.” The fight reportedly started after Wilson changed his Facebook relationship status from “married” to “single.”



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Crime And Punishment: Getting Arrested On Facebook…

Facebook wall posts, photos, messages, events pages and more can be helpful tools for authorities tracking a suspect, serving as key evidence in criminal cases. Recently, it’s become more and more common for police to turn to the social network during investigations.

In December 2010, a former New York EMT, Mark Musarella, pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct and disorderly conduct, according to the AP. “Prosecutors say Musarella responded to a March 30, 2009, emergency call in Staten Island, where he snapped a picture of a woman who had been strangled. He then posted the image on [Facebook], the AP also writes.

In July 2011, Joseph Bernard Campbell said he would plead guilty to charges of cyberstalking and unauthorized access to a computer. “At least 19 women were victimized by a computer hacker who broke into their email accounts, captured risqué photographs of the women and then swapped them for the women’s Facebook profile pictures, authorities say,” reports Tampa Bay Online

In Carson City, Nevada a group of six girls (ages 12 to 13) were arrested in January 2011 for allegedly posting threatening comments on the wall of a Facebook event titled “Attack A Teacher Day.” According to the Nevada Appeal, posts apparently written by the girls containted the word “attack.”  ”All of the girls said it was just a joke,” Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Jessica Rivera told the Appeal.

In April 2011, two preteen girls from a Seattle suburb were charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing. Reuters reports that the girls “allegedly post[ed] sexually explicit photos and comments on the Facebook page of a 12-year-old classmate” and were “accused of using the third girl’s computer address to send out instant message solicitations for sex using her name.”

London Eley of Philadelphia allegedly used Facebook to find and hire someone to kill Corey White, the father of her child. “I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father,” Eley wrote, according 6ABC.com. A man named Timothy Bynum allegedly accepted Eley’s offer, writing, “say no more,” “what he look like?” and “need dat stack 1st,” reports 6ABC.com. White alerted the authorities to the alleged correspondence between Eley and Bynum, both of whom were taken into custody in June 2011.  White was shot in August while Eley and Bynum remained in jail.

An Illinois teenager was arrested in May 2011 for allegedly distributing (via Facebook) a provocative list that ranked the physical appearance of 50 girls from his high school. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the list in question “described the girls by explicit, derogatory nicknames and assessed their physical appearance, sexual desirability, sexual activity and other characteristics”. The Associated Press lists nicknames like “Fallen Angel,” “Blond Bombshell” and “The Hangover.” ”He obviously offended people but he also has a right to free speech,” criminal defense attorney Mark Gottesman told The Huffington Post.

Former U.S. Congress candidate Cheryl Allen was arrested and charged in January 2011 for reportedly threatening several civil servants. According to the Associated Press, ”The alleged threats mentioned four Morgan County judges, and other public officials […] were mentioned by first name. Media reports said Allen had previously filed a discrimination lawsuit that was dismissed by a judge.”

In February 2011, Eric James Wilson, 21, was arrested in Palm Bay, Florida forallegedly assaulting his then-wifeAccording to ZDNET, police charged Wilson with “battery domestic violence and a misdemeanor.” The fight reportedly started after Wilson changed his Facebook relationship status from “married” to “single.”

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Today’s Reason For The Legalization Of Marijuana: 



The odds are 3 out of 10 (30%) that you’ve already been arrested at least once if you’re a 23-year-old American….

Today’s Reason For The Legalization Of Marijuana: 

The odds are 3 out of 10 (30%) that you’ve already been arrested at least once if you’re a 23-year-old American….

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Our Problem……



“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders .. and millions have been killed because of this obedience .. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
 ~ Howard Zinn

Our Problem……

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders .. and millions have been killed because of this obedience .. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.

~ Howard Zinn

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By Rep. Ruben Gallego

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Over a three-year period ending in 2007, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, headed by Joe Arpaio, ignored or inadequately investigated over 400 sex crimes, including child molestation cases with victims as young as two years old.

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In the small Arizona community of El Mirage alone, at least 50-75 sex abuse cases, including 32 reports of child molestation, were never resolved.

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Victims of abuse, especially vulnerable children, are entitled to protection from local law enforcement and deserve to have their accusers brought to justice. It is unconscionable that under Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s watch, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has allowed hundreds of reported sexual abuse crimes, including dozens of alleged child molestations, to be mishandled, inadequately investigated, or outright ignored. 

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That’s why I created a petition to the U.S. Department of Justice on SignOn.org, which says:

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Sheriff Arpaio has failed to fulfill his obligations as Sheriff of Maricopa County. We call upon the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene and hold Sheriff Joe accountable for his failure to serve and protect these victims.

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Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

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http://www.moveon.org/r?r=268747&id=33812-20131975-vdZOXKx&t=2

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Thanks!

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–Rep. Ruben Gallego

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To be delivered to: U.S. Department of Justice and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Over a three-year period ending in 2007, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, headed by self styled “Toughest Sheriff in America” Joe Arpaio“ ignored or inadequately investigated over 400 sex crimes, many including reported child molestation, with victims as young as two years old. In the small Arizona community of El Mirage alone, at least 50 - 75 sex abuse cases (including over 32 child molestation reports) were never resolved. Victims of abuse, especially vulnerable children, are entitled to the protection of local law enforcement and deserve to have their accusers brought to justice. It is unconscionable that Sheriff Arpaio has allowed such a gross miscarriage of justice to take place under his direction. Under Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s watch, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has allowed hundreds of reported sexual abuse crimes, including dozens of alleged child molestations, to be mishandled, inadequately investigated, or outright ignored. Law enforcement officials are sworn to serve and protect the public and victims of abuse are entitled to justice under our legal system.

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NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures
There are currently 3,029 signatures

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Today’s Spectacular Moron Award Goes To………

moron [mawr-on, mohr-] 
Part of Speech:
noun
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Definition:
stupid person
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Synonyms:
addlepate, blockhead, boob*, dimwit, dingbat,dolt, dope*, 
dork, dumbbell, dummy*, dunce,fool, halfwit, idiot, ignoramus, 
 imbecile, lamebrain, loony, loser*, mental defective, nerd*, 
 simpleton
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Notes:
an idiot  is a stupid person with a mental agebelow three years, 
while a moron  is a stupid person with a mental age of between 
seven to twelve years

Today’s Spectacular Moron Award Goes To………

moron[mawr-on, mohr-] 

Part of Speech:

noun

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Definition:

stupid person

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Synonyms:

addlepate, blockhead, boob*, dimwit, dingbat,doltdope*, 

dork, dumbbell, dummy*, dunce,foolhalfwit, idiotignoramus

 imbecilelamebrain, loony, loser*, mental defective, nerd*, 

 simpleton

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Notes:

an idiot  is a stupid person with a mental agebelow three years, 

while a moron  is a stupid person with a mental age of between 

seven to twelve years

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WELCOME TO SHERIFF JOE’S ARIZONA!

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At the invitation of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Manu Chao traveled to Arizona to witness the human rights crisis facing migrants there and to give a free “Alto Arizona” performance..

Film Director Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer) shot a short music video of Manu in front of the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City jail before the show on September 21, 2011.


 

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Another Stupid-Sheriff Story


For anyone in need of a good laugh, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a press release this morning with the headline “Sheriff Arpaio Says His Office Enjoying Exceptional Times.”

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2011 has proven to be quite “exceptional” for the MCSO — it’s not often a sheriff’s office costs TAXPAYERS nearly $750,000 in two separate lawsuits in less than 24 hours. It’s also rare for a law enforcement agency to have to fire two of its male top deputies after they exchanged love letters while also discussing a way to launder scads of money for a sleazy attack ad targeting the sheriff’s political opponent.

Even more “exceptional” is Joe Arpaio’s claim that he had no idea how poorly/illegally his office has been run for the past several years, or for one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country to misspend nearly $100 million in TAXPAYER MONEY on things like rounding up stock boys at the Burlington Coat Factory.

Adding to Arpaio’s “exceptional” 2011 is the fact that a drug/human-smuggling cartel has infiltrated his office. Even more exceptional/unbelievable is the fact that one of his detention officers is pregnant with a Mexican drug “kingpin’s” illegitimate child.

Then there’s the churching up of illegal immigrant roundups by using language like “employer sanctions operations” to describe them, all while not arresting a single “employer.

But all that stuff aside, the 79-year-old sheriff thinks “the headlines portray a different picture.”

By “different picture,” Arpaio must mean the facts.

We’ll spare you the entire press release to avoid having whatever beverage you may be consuming from gushing out of your nose.


 

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