Daily Commentary – Monday, April 14, 2014 – Couple Clipped by FedEx Truck Claims it Was on Fire Prior to Bus Collision

  • However, NTSB says it was not on fire and also says there were no skidmarks before the FedEx Truck slammed into the bus carrying high school students

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29 Year Old Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Student Jiwon Lee Missing Since 4/1/14 in NYC

29 year old Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine student Jiwon Lee has been missing since Wednesday, April 1, 2014 in New York City, NY. Lee was last seen near her residence at 220 West 98th St. at 8:30 pm. According to Christiana Simon, a close friend of Lee, the police tracked her last cell phone ping to a cell tower on 179th Street.

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Facebook – Jiwon Lee Missing Person.

Jiwon Lee, a College of Dental Medicine student, was reported missing Wednesday night, said police.

Lee is described by the police report as a 29-year-old female, 5-foot-2, 120-pounds, with black hair and black eyes. According to the police report, she was last seen near her residence at 220 West 98th St. at 8:30 p.m. on April 1.

A New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed over the phone Friday night that police are still looking for Lee.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577

MARCH MADNESS, Sore Losers Edition … University of Arizona Students Riot & Rampage After Wildcats Lose to Wisconsin Badgers in Elite 8, 15 Arrested on Charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest & Unlawful Assembly

College students behaving badly … Today’s lesson, there are consequences to foolish actions and  … it’s just a game!

Following the University of Arizona’s loss to the Wisconsin Badgers in OT, 64-63, hundreds of individuals filled the streets and many fans went on a violent rampage throwing battled and firecrackers. As reported at the Tucson Sentinel, after what TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan called a “reasonable amount of time,” officers told the crowd that they would be arrested if they remained. Instead of disbursing, the fans threw beer bottles and firecrackers at the officers. Police responded with pepper spray, canisters and balls at the large crowd. The crowds can be heard in the video below chanted “police brutality” during the clash with police officers. In the end, 15 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful assembly.

Some fans went on an angry rampage, lobbing bottles and firecrackers outside the University of Arizona late on Saturday after the school’s basketball team narrowly lost to the University of Wisconsin in an NCAA tournament game, police said.

Tucson police in riot gear used pepper spray on the unruly crowd and arrested 15 people on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful assembly, a police statement said.

Three of those arrested suffered minor injuries, police said. Rioters threw bottles and other objects at police and their vehicles but no officers were hurt. Police said hundreds of people filled the streets after the game, but it was not clear how many were involved in the melee.

18 Year Old Bahia Bisharat Missing Since 3/19/14 at St. Charles Community College in Dardenne Prairie, MO (Update: Found Safe)

18 year old Bahia Bisharat has been missing since Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in St. Charles County, Missouri. Bahia Bisharat was last St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie where she is a nursing student. Bahia is described as 5’10”, 140 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. The college student’s vehicle was found in the college parking lot, doors unlocked, keys still in the ignition and a crumpled up note inside the car that, “Good bye.”

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Bahia Bisharat

St. Charles County police are searching for a St. Peters teen who went missing March 19.

Bahia Bisharat, 18, was last seen at the St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie.

Her vehicle was found in the college parking lot, doors unlocked, keys still in the ignition.

Crumpled up inside the vehicle was a note that read, “Good bye,” said St. Charles County Corporal Scott Stricker March 22

If you have any information, please call 911 or 314-326-6393.

UPDATE I: 19 Year Old Bahia Bisharat, who disappeared last month, has been found safe.

Bahia Bisharat, a 19-year-old nursing student who disappeared last month, has been found and is safe, police said Monday.

Over the weekend, detectives with the St. Charles County Cyber Crime unit contacted Bisharat via a video link over the internet. They found her after locating a screen name that Bisharat had been using.

“We have established with 100 percent confidence that Bisharat left of her own accord, and her physical well-being is not in question,” said Sheirff’s Lt. Dave Tiefenbrunn.

Rutgers Faculty Approves Resolution to Rescind its Invitation to Condoleeza Rice to Speak at Commencement

THE LIBERAL INDOCTRINATION OF AMERICA’S COLLEGES …

Liberal, duplicitous Rutgers faculty looks to rescind the university’s original invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to speak at their Commencement. Condi is just to Republican to speak at Rutgers, according to the libs in the faculty.  Get a load of the reason why the liberal elite at Rutgers do not want Condi to speak at the commencement. One professor said, “She was intimately involved in a campaign that was a manipulation. Whether she was aware of it or not. Our students are being manipulated to deliver a political point.” Another said, “an honorary Doctor of Laws degree should not honor someone who participated in a political effort to circumvent the law.” Hmm, I guess that also means that Hillary Clinton (Benghazi) and Barack Obama (Obamacare and his entire presidency) would be deemed the same as not fitting the criteria to speak at a Rutgers commencement? Add the entire Obama administration since the Rutger’s profs added, “whether some one was aware of it or not.” Who are these two face, elitist, liberal moon-bats kidding. Sadly, they are teaching indoctrinating our children.

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Hey Rutgers lib profs … talk to the hand

The Rutgers University New Brunswick Faculty Council approved a resolution yesterday urging the university’s Board of Governors to rescind its invitation to Condoleeza Rice to speak at commencement.

The Board of Governors voted earlier this month to award an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Rice, who served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. She will be paid $35,000 for her commencement address.

But the faculty council cited her war record and her misleading of the public about the Iraq war as reasons for their opposition.

“Condoleezza Rice … played a prominent role in (the Bush) administration’s effort to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction,” according to the resolution. And she “at the very least condoned the Bush administration’s policy of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ such as waterboarding,” it said.

“A Commencement speaker… should embody moral authority and exemplary citizenship,” it continued, and “an honorary Doctor of Laws degree should not honor someone who participated in a political effort to circumvent the law.”

19 Year Old California State University at LA Student Adilene Munguia Reported Missing 3/1/14 in Los Angeles, CA, Last Seen 2/27/14 (Update: Disappearance Possibly Linked To Tinder Date) (Update: Co-ed Found Safe)

19 year old California State University student Adilene Munguia was reported missing on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. According to the he CSULA Police Department, Adilene Munguia was last seen boarding an MTA bus and leaving CSULA for downtown Los Angeles about 3:35 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 and was reported missing two days later. She was supposed to meet her roommates Thursday night to go bowling, but never showed up.

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Missing –  Adilene Munguia, pic on right is from security camera from date she was last seen

Munguia is described as a Hispanic woman, 4 feet 10 inches tall, about 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said Munguia lives in the on-campus dorms and had not returned there.

She was last seen wearing a pink sleeveless top, black pants, open-toed shoes with a beige and brown purse, police said.

UPDATE I: Cal State LA student Adilene Munguia goes missing.

Munguia was supposed to meet her roommates Thursday night to go bowling, but she never showed up. The bio-chemistry major was last seen on the school’s security cameras, walking across campus using her cellphone.

“She boarded a bus headed towards the area of Olympic and Soto. Now, we don’t know where she was going in that area or as to why, but we just want to find her,” said Cpl. Brian Namkoong with Cal State L.A. police.

At this point police don’t suspect foul play. Friends describe Munguia as a smart girl who is focused on studying and say this is completely out of character.

Adeline Munguia

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UPDATE II: Her disappearance may have occurred after she met a man on the dating app Tinder

UPDATE III: Fox News TV reporting that Adilene Munguia has been found safe … Also reported at NBC4

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cal State L.A. police at (323) 343-3700.

19 Year Old SIU Student Pravin Varughese Missing Since 2/12/14 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (Update: Found Deceased)

19 year old Pravin Varughese has been missing since Wednesday night, February 12, 2014 from the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Varughese was last seen at a party in the 600 block of West College Street in Cabondale. According to accounts, Varughese called a friend in Chicago a couple hours later after leaving the party. His friend stated that it sounded like the missing SIU student was running or arguing with some one. Varughese posted a message on Twitter suggesting that he had been in a fight, “Bloody knuckles… guesss i was in a fight #backdown”. 

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Missing – Pravin Varughese

Picture – Screen grab from WGN 9 News Video: click on pic to watch VIDEO

Description:

  • Varughese is of Indian descent
  • 5-foot-7
  • 150 pounds
  • short brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • He was unshaven when last seen, and wearing a red shirt with dark blue jeans and purple shoes
  • He has the words “Fear God” tattooed on his chest

The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party on the Carbondale campus.

Phone records show he called a friend in Chicago almost two hours later.

That friend said it sounded like Varughese might have been running or arguing with someone.  Varughese also posted a message on Twitter suggesting he may have been in a fight.

Pravin Varughese Twitter account: @TheOnlyPravin (warning: adult language)

The SIU teen’s Twitter account shows a tweet at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday that reads: “99% of the time I have no idea whats (sic) going on,” and another at 11:17 p.m. that reads: “Bloody knuckles . . .guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

FACEBOOK – MISSING:  Pravin Varughese

My brother, Pravin Varughese, has been missing since Wednesday, February 12. He is a sophomore at SIU Carbondale, and he was last seen at 606 West College around 11:15/11:30 PM. He was also wearing the same shirt as pictured Wednesday night.

Especially to those who live in or knows anyone that lives in Carbondale or anywhere near the area: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this event. My family and I do not know many people in Carbondale, and we really need your help in order to spread awareness. We do have police and detectives involved, but the more people that are involved, the sooner we can find him. And for those who are far, we ask that you share this event and please please please keep Pravin and his safety in your prayers. Doing this would really mean a lot to me and my family.

If you have ANY information about Pravin since 2/12, PLEASE do NOT hesitate or be scared to contact anyone of us; every bit of information can really help us out. We’re not trying to get anyone in trouble or anything; all we want is Pravin home safely.

-Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
-Detective Weisenperger (618)839-7965 OR (618) 457-3200 Ex441
-Priya Varughese (847)873-6633
-Ashly Thomas (847)322-0558

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Facebook – click on pic to enlarge

UPDATE I: Missing SIU Student Found Dead.

Carbondale police told us they found the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. The Morton Grove teen disappeared over the weekend.

They say foul play is not suspected — but that may change and there’s still mystery as to what happened the young man’s last tweet “Bloody knuckles . . . guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

The sad specter of what happened ended in a wooded area off East Main Sstreet in Carbondale. Investigators found the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese.

Carbondale police said there is an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information given to Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677. Anonymous tips can also be sent through the Carbondale police website or contact Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601

20 Year Old St. Edward’s University Student Elleno Efren Valle Missing Since 2/6/14 in Austin, TX

20 year old Elleno Efren Valle has been missing since Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Valle was last seen Thursday night at his dormitory, Casa Residence Hall, when he told his roommate that he was going out for a walk. He has not been seen nor heard from since.    He has not used his cell phone since his disappearance. Family members have said that Valle has been off of his anti-depressant medication for several weeks and that they are extremely worried for his safety. Diaz says police do not suspect foul play at this time.

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Authorities are actively searching for a 20-year-old St. Edward’s University student who has been missing since Thursday evening.

Elleno Efren Valle was last seen at 6:30 Thursday night. Valle told his roommate he was leaving their room at Casa Dormitory at St. Edward’s University to go on a walk. His family reported him missing Friday.

Valle is 5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighs 117 pounds. The 20-year-old male has black hair and brown eyes. Valle does not have a vehicle and has not used his cell phone since he went missing.

On Friday, St. Edward’s police began a full investigation. Mischelle Diaz, director of communication for the university, says authorities searched campus and a nearby wooded area Friday. She said police also met with Valle’s roommate and friends. In addition, police have added his name to the state’s missing persons databases.

If any one has seen or has any information about Valle’s disappearance to call the St. Edward’s Police Department at 512-448-8444.

Another School Shooting, This Time at Purdue University … 23 Year Old Cody Cousins Shot and Killed 21 Year Old Andrew Boldt Inside Electrical Engineering Building

Shooting and fatality at Purdue University

 The school was placed on lockdown Tuesday while police responded. The shooting occurred in the basement of the Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus. That building was evacuated and the entire campus was placed on lockdown. The lockdown was lifted around 11:45 a.m. ET/ 12:45 p.m. CT.

“Homicides are extremely rare events at Purdue, it’s shocking,” said Tim Sands, provost, Purdue University.

“No ongoing threat to campus. Resume normal operations,” the university posted to its Twitter feed.

Later Tuesday afternoon, Purdue University officials decided to cancel classes. They were also canceled for Wednesday.

Teaching assistant shot and killed in Purdue University classroom.

Cousins surrendered within minutes outside the building by West Lafayette police, Cox said. Cox said shooter appeared to have singled out his victim, targeting no one else.

“The suspect sought out the victim, then killed the victims and then surrendered,” he said.

Police press conference naming the suspect and victim in Purdue University Shooting

CNN:

A gunman shot and killed another man Tuesday inside Purdue University’s electrical engineering building, spurring worried students to scramble into the bitter cold outside for safety.

The Indiana school’s police chief said that the suspect appeared to have had just one target in mind. He left the building right after the shooting, and a city police officer arrested him.

“This appears to be an isolated and intentional act,” Purdue Police Chief John Cox said. “…The victim appeared to have been targeted by the suspect, and it was no more and no less than that.”

Cox identified the victim as Andrew Boldt, a 21-year-old senior from West Bend, Wisconsin, who also worked at the school as a teaching assistant.

The suspect is Cody Cousins, a 23-year-old student in Purdue’s college of engineering who now is “booked on a preliminary charge of murder,” according to the police chief.

Widener University Male Student Shot on Campus … College on Lockdown, Students Asked to Remain Inside

Widener University in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania on lock-down after student shot on campus.

A student has been shot at  Widener University in Pennsylvania and is being treated at a local hospital for his wounds. According to 6ABC, the shooting happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday near the Schwartz Athletic Center, in the vicinity of 18th Street and Melrose Avenue. The student was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center for treatment; his condition is not known. According to the most recent news reports, there have been no arrests, the gunman is not in custody.

Widener College Shooting

A student at Widener University in Pennsylvania is being treated at a local hospital after he was shot on campus and university officials warned students to remain indoors while police search for the suspected shooter, authorities said.

The school said on its website that the shooting occurred at approximately 8:45 Monday night near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the school’s campus in suburban Philadelphia.

A nursing supervisor at Crozer Chester Medical Center told the Associated Press that the victim was in surgery late Monday, but did not elaborate on his condition. The university said the student’s family had been notified.

UPDATE I: Widener University Alerts:

A Widener University student was shot in the vicinity of Schwartz Athletic Center earlier this evening at approximately 8:45 p.m. The student is currently under treatment at Crozer Chester Medical Center. His family has been notified .  We are not releasing the name of the injured student at this time.

The suspect is still at large. Chester Police have secured the campus, and Chester Police believe there is no active shooter on campus.

Anyone who has any information about the shooting, please contact 610-447-7908.

Students should remain indoors until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.  Continue to check Campus Cruiser for details.


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UPDATE II: Widener Student Shot, Gunman on the Loose.

Police say they have not yet spoken to the victim and so far have no information on a possible motive or description of the shooter.

Police suspect the gunman fled into the Summer Hill neighborhood of Chester, which borders the athletic center. Dogs with the K-9 unit tracked his scent in that direction, according to investigators.

Officers say they found one shell casing at the scene and believe the gunman used a revolver to fire one shot. They are currently reviewing surveillance video from the exterior of the athletic center to determine if it captured the shooting.

UPDATE III: No Arrests made yet, but the university said that the campus had been secured by police and that classes will resume Tuesday.

Dan Hanson, a spokesman for the university, said Tuesday that “all indications are this was not a random act of violence.” He would not release further details of the investigation.

Widener asked students to remain inside until 6 a.m. as police continue searching for the suspect, but the university said that the campus had been secured by police and that classes were to resume as scheduled Tuesday morning.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, please contact 610-447-7908.

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