Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – Statue of Ed Sullivan Stolen in North Hollywood

  • The solid bronze, 18″ statue was stolen from the outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last Sunday.

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Police Officer Shot Saturday Night in Ferguson, Missouri While Confronting Two Burglars … Shooting Suspect Still at Large

And the spotlight continues on Ferguson …

A police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, MO  as he was conducting a routine business check at the Ferguson Community Center in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson.  According to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, the officer spotted two suspects trying to break into a business while on routine patrol, the officer confronted the suspects, and then one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer striking him in the arm. He was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital and is expected to be okay. The shooting suspect was last seen running into a wooded area behind the Community Center.  The shooting suspect is described as a black male with deadlocks, 5’11″, wearing a dark shirt and dark pants. The suspects is still at large.

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 A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night. The officer, a man, survived the shooting, authorities said.

The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson, near the new Ferguson Community Center.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Saturday night that the officer was on routine patrol and spotted two suspects trying to break into a business. He said the business was in Ferguson.

When the officer confronted the suspects, Jackson said, one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer. The officer was struck once in the arm, and was expected to be okay.

At a news conference near the Ferguson Police Department early Sunday, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar gave the same account of the shooting as Jackson.

He added that police fired at the suspects at some point during the altercation. But there is no evidence that they were hit. “We have no indication either suspect was shot,” Belmar said.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar press conference regarding incident

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It Begins, Obamacare Enrollees Info Compromised … 400 Connecticut Health-Exchange Enrollees’ Information May Be Compromised

And so it begins … 400 Connecticut Obamacare health-exchange enrollees’ information may have been compromised. A backpack was recovered in Hartford, Connecticut that held “four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts. According to the New Haven Register, Hartford Police spokesman Lt. Brian Foley said an officer responded at about 2:15 p.m. to 280 Trumbull St. to meet with an Access Health CT employee regarding an employee possibly taking customer’s personal information. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman Aaron Albright said in a statement, “This situation does not involve consumers who have used HealthCare.gov.” Of course those words are about as reputable as the Obamacare, Healthcare.gov website roll-out. These are exactly the concerns many individuals warned of with the use and potential abuse by counselors for the exchanges known as “navigators.”

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The personal information of around 400 health-exchange enrollees may be compromised, according to a statement issued today by Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan.

The statement notes that a backpack was recovered in Hartford that held “four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts. It is still unclear where the backpack came from, and we are working [with] the Hartford Police Department to investigate, and contact the individuals whose information may be compromised. … Let me be clear: we are sorry this happened. This is a very serious situation and we will hold the person or persons who are responsible to account.”

Kathleen Tallarita, the government and public affairs outreach manager for Access Health CT, told National Review Online by phone that the health exchange does not know yet whether identity theft has occurred,  but “we’re diligently looking into what’s happened.”

Statement from Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan:

“Earlier today, we received a report that an individual in Hartford discovered a backpack on Trumbull Street containing four notepads with personal information for approximately 400
individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts.

It is still unclear where the backpack came from, and we are working the Hartford Police Department to investigate, and contact the individuals whose information may be compromised.

Makes you wonder how many backpacks have made it out of these health-exchanges that were not found, doesn’t it?

Are You Kidding … Devery Kelley and Cornell Robinson Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Pregnant Woman In Labor in Annapolis, MD

What kind of a low-life must one be to rob a pregnant woman in labor?

24 year old Devery Kelley of Annapolis, MD and 44 year old Cornell Robinson of Washington, DC have been arrested by Annapolis Police for the armed robbery of a pregnant woman who was in labor. The incident occurred early Sunday morning as an eyewitness called police at around 4:30 a.m. after seeing a man and pregnant woman being held at gunpoint in the 1800-block of Copeland Street. The two scumbags, oh sorry alleged scumbags, fled the crime scene in a stolen vehicle; however, were later captured by police and arrested.

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 Cornell Robinson (left) – Devery Kelley (rt)

Annapolis Police arrest two people for an armed robbery of a pregnant woman in labor.

An eyewitness called police at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday after seeing a man and pregnant woman being held at gunpoint in the 1800-block of Copeland Street.

The woman was going into labor prior to the robbery and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center.

When officers arrived on scene, one of the victims pointed to the suspects fleeing the neighborhood in a stolen vehicle.

26 Year Old, Pregnant, St. Mary’s University Canadian Student, Loretta Saunders Missing Since 2/13/14 Has Been Found Dead in New Brunswick (Update: Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry Previously Arrested, Now Charged with First Degree Murder)

Loretta Saunders

Loretta Saunders – Facebook

26 year old Loretta Saunders, a Canadian student, studying at St.Mary’s University in Halifax has been missing since February 13, 2014. Saunders is a criminology major was writing her honors thesis on missing and murdered indigenous women when she vanished. Saunders, who was pregnant, went missing on Feb. 13 after she allegedly went to collect rent money from Leggette and Henneberry, who were subletting a Cowie Hill Road apartment from her. Saunders was last seen alive on Feb. 13 in Halifax; however , her car, a 2000 Toyota Celica, was recovered near Windsor, Ont. on Feb. 18 and Henneberry and Leggette were both charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

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Sadly, two weeks after going missing, Loretta Saunders’ remains were found Wednesday on the median of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salisbury, New Brunswick, according to Halifax Police.

Loretta Saunders’ body was found Wednesday afternoon in New Brunswick, not long after police ruled the missing Saint Mary’s University student’s case a homicide.

Investigators from the RCMP in New Brunswick and Halifax police located the remains just west of Salisbury, in the median off Route 2 of the Trans-Canada Highway, Halifax police said in a news release issued just after 6 p.m.

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Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry, Twitter Photo

UPDATE I:  Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, Cahrged with 1st-degree Murder of Loretta Saunders.

Halifax police laid first-degree murder charges Thursday against Loretta Saunders’ two roommates, saying the Saint Mary’s University student was killed at her apartment the day she went missing.

The pregnant Saunders, 26, died at the 41 Cowie Hill Rd. apartment Feb. 13, Supt. Jim Perrin of the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP integrated criminal investigation division said at a news conference.

Saunders had gone that day to collect rent money from Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, whom Saunders’ boyfriend called subletters rather than roommates.

Charges of first-degree murder mean that police believe the crime was premeditated. Perrin said he does not foresee further charges at this point.

Henneberry and her boyfriend Leggette are due to face the charges in Halifax provincial court this morning, regional police said late Thursday afternoon.

27 Year Old Kayla Michelle Finley Arrested and Charged with Not Returning a Jennifer Lopez Video Rental from 2005

This further emphasizes the point, nothing good comes from renting a J-Lo movie …

27 year old  Kayla Michelle Finley arrested and charged with not returning a video tape  that she rented in 2005. Making matters worse, the rental video store, Dalton Video, isn’t even in business anymore. Wait, imagine being arrested for not returning a J-Lo film, Monster-in-Law? How does one get arrested for something like this? How much could the tape or fine actually be worth? My we have come a long way in America, pot legal, but you can be arrested for not returning a video. Thankfully, technology has changed in how movies are rented these days.  Finley was arrested, and spent Thursday night in jail until her bond hearing Friday morning. A judge issued a $2,000 personal recognizance bond Friday morning, and she was released. Who thinks this is a tad bit extreme and a waste of law enforcements time and money?

Kayla Finley_Source Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office

Public Enemy #1 – Kayla Michelle Finley

Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, has been charged with failure to return a rented video cassette, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

According to warrants Finely rented Monster-In-Law from Dalton Video, which is no longer in business, in 2005 and the tape was not returned within 72 hours.

Finley was sent letters to return the video several times but never responded, according to the warrant. It also said a certified warrant was sent to the woman on Sept. 12, 2005.

Now if  Kayla Michelle Finley had rented Gigli and not returned it, she should be forced to do hard time.

KNOCK OUT GAME Continues: ‘Knock That White Boy [Cracker] Out’ … Arrests Made After Mob of Black Teens Attack Disabled White Vet … Hate Crime!!!

Just curious … is it so hard for the media to report a crime accurately … not once in any of the written articles do they reference specifically that this was a black on white crime and namely mention a mob of black teens assaulted a white man. You have to watch the VIDEO to hear the reporter say it.

Arrests have been made in the “knock out game” assault of a white, disabled veteran in Cleveland, Ohio. A mob of black teens harassed, attacked, robbed and taunted with racial slurs their white victim near Public Square. Matthew Robinson was riding the RTA’s Healthline when a group of black teen punks began harassing him and followed him off the bus and down the street to 6th and Euclid. Robinson said that the mob hurled threats and racial slurs at him as they were saying, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’” Hmm … No hate crime here, eh?  Three suspects have been arrested by Cleveland and RTA police, Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16 year old female minor. The unnamed girl had actually filmed the attack with her cell phone, and the video was still on her phone at the time of her apprehension. One of the two teens has also been charged in two other robberies similar to this one. Good grief, just send this punk to prison and do society a favor before he kills some one.

Sadly, not one person stepped into help this man. Not one. Let’s see if the Cleveland DA’s office has the CO-JONES to charge these punks with a “hate crime”.

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Pic – WOIO Video screen grab: Kenneth Matthews

 Matthew Robinson, Disabled Army Veteran, Attacked By group of black teens in  Cleveland, OH

A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA’s Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him.

Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing.

The incident went down at 6th and Euclid, and the crowd scattered when cops showed up.

Robinson told 19 Action News, “What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”

The victim said not only did the group taunt him with racial slurs, they also videotaped the incident.

Cleveland Police hustled and found three of the suspects running from the scene.

They apprehended an 18 and 19-year-old guy, plus a 16 year-old-girl who had the video on her phone.

Three Arrests Made in Theft of Missing Virginia Police Captain’s Truck … 45 Year Old Kevin Quick Still Missing (Arrested: Daniel Mathis, Mersadies Shelton & Shantai Shelton)

Police have arrested three suspects in the theft of missing Virginia police captain’s vehicle.

Three individuals, Daniel Mathis, Mersadies Shelton and Shantai Shelton, have been arrested in connection with the theft of a missing police captain Kevin Quick’s truck and have linked the vehicle to a Sunday night robbery in which one person was shot.  Virginia State Police said at a news conference Wednesday that two women and a man are siblings from the same address in Albemarle County, VA. However, 45 year old Keven Quick remains missing.  Daniel Mathis and his sister Mersadies Shelton were charged with grand larceny in the theft of Quick’s 1999 Toyota 4Runner, while  Shantai Shelton was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Louisa County, VA. 18 year old Daniel Mathis was also charged with robbery, malicious wounding and a variety of weapons-related charges in connection with the Sunday night robbery All three are being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.

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Arrested: Daniel Mathis, Mersadies Shelton and Shantai Shelton

Two sisters and a brother were arrested Tuesday night at a hotel in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Geller said.

Daniel Mathis and his sister Mersadies Shelton have been charged with grand larceny in the theft of Quick’s 1999 Toyota 4Runner, while the second sister, Shantai Shelton, was picked up on an outstanding warrant from Louisa County, east of Charlottesville, where Sunday night’s armed robbery took place, she said.

The 18-year-old Mathis also was charged with robbery, malicious wounding and a variety of weapons-related charges in connection with the Sunday night robbery, but no details of that holdup were released. Mathis and his sisters were being held without bond Wednesday evening, Geller said.

The Waynesboro business community has offered a $30,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to Quick’s discovery. If anyone has  information about his whereabouts of missing Kevin Quick, please call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, January 29, 2014 – History is Made in North Dakota

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Five Mobsters Arrested Three Decades After the 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK Made Famous in the Movie ‘GoodFellas’ (Update: Bonanno Crime Family Suspect Vincent Asaro, Jerome Asaro, Thomas DeFiore, John Rigano & Jack Bonventre Arrested)

Five men believed to be reputed mobsters associated with New York’s Bonnano crime family have been arrested Thursday in connection with the 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK  International Airport. The “heist” was made famous in the 1990 movie. ‘GoodFellas’. Huh, I would have thought at this point either those involved in the multi-million dollar heist would have died of old age or been whacked for their involvement in the crime. Many of those who took part in the crime turned up dead to keep their silence. Mastermind of the heist James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke was a member of the the Lucchese crime family and died in prison in 1996. However, it would seem that Jimmy the Gent had some secrets in the basement of his home, now owned by his daughter.

Original VIDEO from NBC of the 1978 Lufthansa Heist

VIDEO – NBC

Five men believed to be mobsters were taken into custody on Thursday on charges of murder and other crimes linked to an long-unsolved 1978 Lufthansa heist at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, an FBI spokeswoman said.

The arrests in the three-decades-old crime, made famous by the 1990 film “Goodfellas,” were the result of an FBI search last summer at the New York home of James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke, said FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser.

Burke, the suspected mastermind of the heist, died in prison in 1996 while serving time for the murder of a drug dealer. Robert De Niro played a character based on Burke in the film.

Those arrested were Bonanno family suspects Vincent Asaro, Jerome Asaro, Thomas DeFiore, John Rigano and Jack Bonventre.

Vincent Asaro

Vincent Asaro

File this one under, better late than never … Arrests Made in Cold Case Investigation, Including ’78 Lufthansa Heist.

The investigation looked at numerous crimes, some predating even the airport heist, including a homicide committed in the late 1960s. The federal investigation first became public in June, when F.B.I. agents descended on a home in the South Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens and began digging in the basement, soon finding human remains, the person familiar with the investigation said.

The property was owned by the daughter of the late James (Jimmy the Gent) Burke, the underworld figure whom investigators have long suspected of masterminding the Lufthansa theft.

One of the men who has been arrested, Vincent Asaro, 78, is expected to face charges in connection to the airport robbery, according to a second person familiar with the investigation. It is not immediately clear what investigators believe to have been his role.

The other men under arrest are not accused of that particular crime.

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