Henry Harris Tries to Run-Over Police Officer, in Tulsa

October 13, 2013 (KTUL) – A Tulsa officer is now on leave after firing his gun at a suspect who reportedly tried to run him over.

It all began with a traffic stop early Friday morning. Henry Harris peeled out and led the officer on a short chase. The two wound up on a dead end street near Haskell St. and Gary Pl.

As the officer approached, Harris tried to run the officer down. That’s when the officer unloaded his gun into the car.

“It is much different when you are in fear for your life and the situation is actually happening,” Tulsa Police Department’s Leland Ashley said.

So far this year, TPD have been involved in six shootings with only one resulting in death after using deadly force. This time, officers believe Harris may have crouched down in the seat or on the floor of his car.

Harris was checked out at the scene and taken to jail. He now faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon and eluding police.

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Homosexuals are barred from entry into the Middle East

October 12, 2013 A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to ‘detect’ homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official.

GCC member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – already deem homosexual acts unlawful.

This controversial stance is being toughened, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry.

He told Kuwait newspaper Al Rai: ‘Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.’

ichard Lane, from gay rights campaign group Stonewall, said: ‘These proposals are not only futile but contrary to international human rights law. Many Gulf states have gone to great lengths to market themselves as open for international business. Their leaders should think long and hard about putting forward measures to restrict freedom of movement and further prohibit the best talent from doing business in the region simply because of their sexual orientation.’

Those taking part in homosexual acts in Kuwait, if they’re under 21, can receive a jail sentence of up to 10 years.

Earlier this month Oman newspaper The Week was suspended over an article that was deemed to be sympathetic to homosexuals, according to the BBC.

It’s illegal to be gay in 78 countries, with lesbianism banned in 49. Five countries mete out the death penalty to gay people – Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Mauritania.

Iran: Since 1979, the government has executed more than 4,000 people charged with homosexual acts. A non-adult who engages in consensual sodomy is subject to a punishment of 74 lashes.

Saudi Arabia: Although the maximum punishment for homosexuality is execution, the government tends to use other punishments – such as fines, prison sentences, and whipping – unless it feels that homosexuals have challenged state authority by engaging in social movements.

Sudan: For homosexual men, lashes are given for the first offence, with the death penalty following the third offence. 100 lashes are given to unmarried women who engage in homosexual acts.For lesbian women, stoning and thousands of lashes are the penalty for the first offence. Today, the issue has divided some religious communities. In 2006, Abraham Mayom Athiaan, a bishop in South Sudan, led a split from the Episcopal Church of Sudan for what he regarded as a failure by the church leadership to condemn homosexuality sufficiently strongly.

Yemen: Homosexuality is still illegal in Yemen in accordance to the country’s Shari’ah legal system. Punishment ranges from flogging to death.

Mauritania: The Shari’a law applies in Mauritania. The penal code states that, since 1983,any adult Muslim caught engaging in an ‘unnatural act’ with a member of the same sex is punishable with the death sentence by public stoning.

 

Andrew Patterson Murders Justin Ferrari, in Seattle Washington

October 12, 2013 Seattle Washington (KING5)– The man who killed a motorist in his line of fire as he was shooting at another man on a Seattle street was sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison.

King County prosecutors had recommended a 19-year sentence for Andrew Patterson, 21, and his lawyer had asked for a 13-year term. The standard sentencing range, including a firearm enhancement, is 15 to 23 years.

King County Superior Court Judge Michael Hayden sentenced Patterson to four more years than the prosecutors had asked. Judge Hayden had learned in court Friday that Patterson had shot Ferrari just nine days after Patterson was put under court order not to possess a gun.

Judge Hayden said that was “legally, morally and viscerally aggravating for me.”

Authorities said Patterson was shooting at someone in a dispute in May of 2012 as Justin Ferrari drove through an intersection in the Central District with family members. Ferrari, 42, a software engineer, was hit in the head and died in his father’s arms in front of his children, ages 4 and 7.

Patterson was arrested after a two-month investigation in which detectives tracked him through surveillance videos, cellphone records and a confidential source.

Patterson pleaded guilty in July to second-degree murder.

“Essentially this was a crazy, fluky, tragic, horrible accident. There was nothing intentional, it was just a very terrible coincidence that he was in the line of fire,” defense lawyer Aimee Sutton told The Seattle Times.

In court Friday, Ferrari’s sister, Paige, faced Patterson and said, “You set off a chain reaction of pain that will be with my family and me for the rest of our lives.”

Ferrari’s mother also addressed her son’s killer. “I can’t help but believe it was your intent to use the gun to kill. Had you not been apprehended, you may have killed again,” Jeani Ferrari said.

Patterson’s mother, Sherry Patterson, also addressed the court. “I want to say how sorry I am. He’s a good kid who made a mistake. He was brought up pretty good.”

After Judge Hayden delivered his sentenced, Patterson apologized to the Ferrari family.

“I have nightmares to this day. I never did nothing like this before. I pray to God for forgiveness for what I did,” Patterson said.

As he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, Patterson turned to his friends and said, “I’ll get out when I’m 41. That’s f***ed up, huh.”

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Human Trafficking Ring, Busted in Houston Texas

October 12, 2013 Houston Texas (KHOU) – Undercover officers had a busy night Thursday raiding two bars in southeast Houston and rescuing many young girls, who may have been part of a human trafficking ring.

Agents from multiple agencies, including the FBI, DPS and Homeland Security took part in a massive raid on two cantinas on Telephone Road near Edna Street.

Law enforcement officials said that more than a dozen suspects were arrested as part of the federal investigation that had been going on for two and a half years.

“Sex slavery is not occurring in a foreign country; it is happening in our own backyard,” Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said during a press conference held Friday afternoon.

Twelve victims were rescued with all of them being Mexican immigrants. Officials said at least five of them were minors.

Investigators said patrons were charged anywhere from $65 for 15 minutes with a woman, to up to $500 per hour. The business charged $20 for a condom.

The price varied based on the woman’s looks and her youth, investigators said.

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Bessman Okafor and Nolan Bernard sentenced to life in prison

October 12, 2013 Ocoee Florida (WESH) – Bessman Okafor wasn’t being sentenced for murder Friday, but that didn’t stop a grieving mother and father from confronting their son’s suspected killer and passionately pleading for a harsh sentence in a home-invasion that changed their lives forever.

Kyoko Zaldivar tearfully recalled the moment she learned her son was gunned down in his home, the sleepless days that followed, and seeing her 19-year-old son’s body in a casket.

“My sadness never goes away,” she testified Friday. “I will never get through this.”

Authorities said Okafor and Nolan Bernard forced their way into Alex Zaldivar’s Ocoee home in May 2012, holding him and three others at gunpoint while they ransacked the place for electronics.

Four months later, on the eve of that home-invasion trial, detectives say, Okafor and two other men raided the Ocoee home again and shot three people, killing Zaldivar, in a witness-murder plot.

It was a senseless act, Kyoko Zaldivar said. It was an “act of pure evil.”

On Friday, Orange County Circuit Judge John Kest sentenced Okafor, 28, and Bernard, 27, each to life in prison for their roles in the home-invasion. Okafor has not yet gone to trial for the murder.

During the home-invasion trial last month, prosecutors said Okafor and Bernard mistakenly thought there were drugs or money in the Ocoee home.

Despite having the wrong residence, the robbers still tied up Alex Zaldivar, Brienna Campos, Brandon Campos and William Harrington at gunpoint.

Police found Okafor and Bernard soon after the robbery by tracking a stolen iPhone to them.

Jurors heard from police and witnesses during the eight-day trial. Jurors didn’t hear why Zaldivar wasn’t there to testify.

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Charliette Agnes Stalling Murders 16-day-old Child, Jamiah Stalling

October 12, 2013 Detroit Michigan (WXYZ) – A mother from Warren is charged with murder and first degree child abuse in the death of her 16-day-old daughter.

Charliette Agnes Stalling was arraigned today. Only 7 Action News cameras were in the courtroom as she faced a judge. She was charged with felony murder and first degree child abuse.

Police say on Thursday, October 3rd, Stalling called 911 and said her daughter Jamiah was throwing up.

“My baby’s heart rate is going down. I don’t know what’s wrong with her. I was feeding her her bottle and she just started spitting up out her mouth and her nose .. the milk i was feeding her,” Stalling said in the 911 call.

Firefighters went to the home on Orchard Avenue, just west of Van Dyke, and performed CPR, but the baby was pronounced dead at St. John Hospital the next morning.

Police say Jamiah died of blunt head trauma and her death was ruled a homicide. Investigators say the 16 day-old girl had multiple skull fractures and brusing on one of her arms.

Stalling, the child’s 25-year-old mother, was first arrested on outstanding traffic warrants and marjijuana possession.

In court, Stalling said “I didn’t do it!”

Investigators say they don’t know a motive yet for the murder, but say Stalling was the only one in the care of Jamiah at the time she was sustained the injuries.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith says “We are shocked and heartbroken by the taking of this little girl’s life. Nothing will bring her back, but we will work to bring justice for little Jamiah.”

The judge denied bond and Stalling will stay locked up in the Macomb County Jail for now.

She’s expected back in court on October 24th.

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Davontah Lee Nelson Murders; 5 month-old, Amareah Nelson, in Detroit Michigan

October 12, 2013 Detroit Michigan (WXYZ) – A teenage father is locked up tonight, accused in the death of his infant daughter.

Wednesday night, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an apartment at the Fairway Trails apartment complex for an unresponsive 5-month-old baby.

Rescue crews rushed the infant to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where she died. Doctors say 5-month-old Amareah Nelson had extensive injuries, including a fractured skill, lacerated liver, retinal hemorrhages and fractured ribs.

Deputies say the child’s 19-year-old father, Davontah Lee Nelson, was home alone with Amareah and his 18-month-old son. They say he is responsible for the injuries that resulted in her death.

Nelson was arraigned on charges of 1st Degree Child Abuse and Felony Murder.

He is being held without bond at the Washtenaw County Jail.

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