What a Message from Portland, Oregan … City Shuts Down 11 Year Old Madison Root Selling Mistletoe to Fund Braces, But OK to Beg for Money
WELCOME TO A LACK OF COMMON SENSE FROM PORTLAND, OR …
All 11 yer old Madison Root wanted to do was help her dad pay for her braces that were going to cost $4800 by selling mistletoe. It’s Christmas time, what better gift to sell than freshly picked mistletoe in a cute package with a red bow? Well, one would think. That was until she decided to see her mistletoe next to the Skidmore Fountain in Downtown Portland, Oregon and a private security guard asked Madison to stop selling because city ordinance bans commerce like that without proper approval. UNREAL … papers, where are your papers!!!
I am sure this was the intent of the ordinance and it was meant for 11 year old’s. More so, I am sure this is what Our Founding Fathers had intended when forming this great nation. But in this day and age government interference and regulation have increased so much that they would squash a little girl’s efforts and entrepreneurial spirit to help her dad pay for her braces. Especially, in this day and age when we hear stories of so many young kids that just expect things, Madison wanted to help. Oh yea, did we tell you that Madison Root was not allowed to sell her mistletoe without approval, but it would have been OK for her to beg. There is a message to teach the young.
She’s hoping to raise money to chip in for her braces. The dentist says they’ll cost $4,800.
“I felt like I could help my dad with the money,” she said.
Madison and her dad bagged up the mistletoe and started selling them next to the Skidmore Fountain in Downtown Portland on Saturday morning.
That’s also where the Portland Saturday Market holds its weekly venue.
A private security guard asked Madison to stop selling because city ordinance bans commerce like that without proper approval.
“I wouldn’t think I’d have any problems because people are asking for money, people are selling stuff, this is a public place,” said Madison.
And she’s right — to a point.
In fact, we saw people protesting, hold signs, playing music, and begging all over the area on Sunday morning as well.
The Saturday Market is incredibly diverse.
You can buy whistles, order crepes and sign a marijuana petition all without walking more than ten steps.
But you can’t open a business without going through the market’s formal application process. The market sets rules for vendors which Madison agrees make sense.
Begging is different.
Hero of the Holiday Week: New Jersey Police Officer Scott Krissinger Rescues Unconscious Driver 61 Year Old Gerald Ferrill from Burning Vehicle
Hero New Jersey police officer Scott Krissinger saves 61 year old unconscious man from his burning truck. In the video below taken from officer Krissinger’s dashboard camera shows the police officer saving 61 year old Gerald Ferrill from his burning truck on November 25, 2013 in West Cape May, NJ. Officer Krissinger said following the rescue, “I don’t think about myself as a hero.” That’s of Officer Krissinger, heroes never usually do, but we certainly think you are!
A southern New Jersey police officer braved heat and blinding smoke to pull an unconscious driver from a pickup truck that had burst into flames.
Cape May Officer Scott Krissinger’s dashboard camera showed him sprinting toward the pickup Monday night and pulling out the driver as the vehicle was engulfed in flames and smoke. It also showed him going back a second time to make sure there are no passengers.
Police Capt. Rob Sheehan said the department is very proud of Krissinger, who has been on the force for six years.
“He’s a hero in every sense of the word,” he told WMGM-TV.
Mother & Step Father, Sophia & Fernando Richter, Arrested For Imprisoned Three Girls, Siblings Ages 12, 13 & 17 in Tucson, AZ Home for 2 Years … Charged With Child Abuse (Physical/Mental), Kidnapping & Sexual Abuse – VIDEO
GEEZ, ANOTHER HOUSE OF HORRORS, THIS TIME IN TUCSON, AZ … SICK, SICK SICK!!!
A Tucson, Arizona mother and step-father are under arrest after police discovered three girls, siblings ages 12, 13 and 17, imprisoned in the family home for what is said to be 2 years. Police said a 34 year old man and a 32 year old woman were booked into the Pima County Jail on suspicion of three counts of kidnapping, three counts of child emotional abuse, three counts of physical child abuse and the step-father is also be charged with suspicion of sexual abuse of a person under 15 years of age.
In the Police press conference, authorities said that police responded to a 911 call (Press conference – VIDEO) regarding a domestic fight involving a knife at 4:00 am at a home on the 2800 block on North Estrella Avenue to investigate. Upon arrival they found two juvenile females, ages 12 and 13. They had run to their neighbors house alleging that their stepfather had kicked in their bedroom door in an attempt to assault them with a knife. The girls told officers that they had been held imprisoned in their bedroom separately in the house for two years. The police then went to the family home and found a third girl held captive in the house. All three girls were extremely filthy and malnourished.
Tucson Police Dept. Capt. Mike Gillooly Discusses the discovery of 3 female siblings, aged 12, 13, and 17, held captive
The Arizona Republic reports on this sick and disgusting story:
A Tucson couple was arrested Tuesday after three girls told police they had been imprisoned in a home for up to two years, authorities said.
The girls are siblings — ages 12, 13 and 17 — and police are investigating two of their relatives, a 32-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, on allegations of child abuse and imprisonment.
Authorities said the girls appeared malnourished and extremely dirty, and were living in filthy conditions.
The girls told police they hadn’t bathed in four to six months and were fed one meal a day, according to a Tucson police statement.
Details were sparse on Tuesday night, but police said they were called at about 4a.m. to a house on reports of an assault. The two youngest girls said they escaped and went to a neighbor for help after the 34-year-old man tried to break into a room while brandishing a knife, the statement said.
Police said they found the 17-year-old girl in a locked bedroom during a search of the home. The sisters told police that the eldest girl was kept in a separate bedroom from the other two and that they had not seen each other for months, possibly up to two years, police said.
UPDATE I: The faces of Evil - Tucson cops describe hell house where three girls endured relentless noise and only one meal a day.
Step monster Fernando Richter &
mom (sorry, she is no mother) Sophia Richter
Exactly why were these individuals offered bail, exactly?
The home in Tucson, Ariz. where three girls were held captive was a house of horrors with 24-hour surveillance, an elaborate alarm system and music blasted round the clock, police said Wednesday.
Stepdad Fernando Richter, 34, and mom Sophia Richter, 32, face multiple charges of kidnapping and child abuse of the girls aged 12, 13 and 17.
The girls even resorted to using their closets as modified bathrooms when the parents failed to let them out, cops said Wednesday afternoon at a press conference.
The deranged parents appeared via video in court Wednesday morning. A judge set their bail at $100,000 and $75,000, respectively.
- Doctor who helped the CIA pinpoint Bin Laden is now facing additional charges in an attempt to keep him behind bars
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Jackie Neal, San Antonio Police Officer Sexually Assaults Teenage Girl in the Back of His Squad Car After Pulling Her over for Traffic Stop and Hand Cuffing Her
11 year veteran police officer gives Stop & Frisk a real bad name after committing an “unthinkable” sex crime … However, all the signs were there that this cop was a predator.
For all the fantastic, brave and heroic police officers that protect and serve us, there is always a small percentage of bad apples that give the men and woman in blue a black eye. You are about to meet one of them that should soon go from cop to con. 40 year old Jackie Neal, a San Antonio, TX police officer has been arrested on a felony charge of sexual assault. Jackie Len Neal, an 11 year veteran, is accused of raping a 19 year old girl in the back of his squad car, but not before he placing her in handcuffs after stopping her on a traffic violation at 2am Friday. Neal was released on $20,000 bond. How absolutely sick is it that an individual who is supposed to protect women from rapist scum, turns out to be one himself. Have a good time in prison!
A San Antonio police officer was arrested Saturday and accused of raping a 19-year-old woman on the South Side early the day before. At a news conference Saturday, police said the officer has been accused of sexual assault before.
Jackie Len Neal, 40, was arrested on a charge of felony sexual assault, said Officer Javier Salazar, a Police Department spokesman. Neal was released on $20,000 bond.
Police said he will continue to receive pay, pending an indictment.
Neal is accused of handcuffing and raping a woman he pulled over while on duty around 2 a.m. Friday.
Police Chief William McManus said a different woman made a similar complaint against Neal a few years ago. The date of that incident was not immediately available.
But this was not the first time that Neal has been in trouble or accused of sexual assault. Police Chief William McManus said another woman made a similar complaint against Neal a few years ago but because she later refused to cooperate in a police investigation, it was not pursued and there were no consequences for Neal at the time. More recently, Neal was suspended in September for three days for dating an 18 year old member of the Police Explorer program about two years ago. Officers are forbidden from fraternizing with members of the program for people 14 to 21 years old. Interesting that it took as long as it did for Neal to finally get a slap on the wrist. However, one would also think that these incidents should have raised a red flag are required a little more than changing him to the graveyard shift.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – Preview of Tonight’s Dana Pretzer Show with Clint Van Zandt, Susan Bartelstone and Mikey McBryan
- Don’t miss tonight’s show with former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt, domestic violence expert Susan Bartelstone and Mikey McBryan from Ice Pilots
New Mexico Police Officer Fire Gun at Minivan Full of Kids After Traffic Stop That Went Terribly Wrong … Mother Charged with 5 Counts of Child Abuse, Aggravated Fleeing an Officer
All of this started with a simple traffic stop when police pulled over a woman in her mini-van full with children for speeding.
A police officer’s dashboard camera captured the following traffic stop on October 28, 2013 in New Mexico after a woman was pulled over for going 71 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. The mother pulls over and then as the officer goes back to his vehicle, she drives off. She is then pulled over again and all hell breaks loose. Of course running away from the police and then having a 14 year old boy then get into a scuffle with one of the police officers did not help matters. However, as the mom tried to drive off again, the police opened fire on a van full of children. Good grief, you think they could have used a little bit better judgement than that?
The mother, Oriana Ferrell , was charged with five counts of abuse of a child, aggravated fleeing an officer, resisting an officer, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her 14 year-old son was charged with battery of an officer. One has to wonder what is going to happen to the police as an investigation is certain to happen?
In the video, Oriana Ferrell and a state police officer are seen arguing over a ticket just south of Taos. As the cop walks off, Ferrell drives away and is pulled over again by the same officer.
The officer isn’t too happy, yelling “Get out of the vehicle right now!”
The dash cam shows the officer trying to pull Ferrell out while the five kids inside scream.
Her 14-year-old son gets out, but thinks again when the officer pulls his Taser. The struggle continues.
“Look, I’m going to ask you one more time to get out of the vehicle and then I’m going to pull you out, OK?” the officer said. “You’re already facing evading charges. You ran away from me.”
Finally, Ferrell agrees to get out and talk, but the conversation doesn’t last long. Ferrell and the cop struggle as she tries to get back into the van.
While that happens, the 14-year-old gets out again, and this time, he rushes the officer, trying to defend his mom.
After a short tussle, the boy runs back into the minivan. The officer tries to get him out while backup arrives.
Ferrell starts to drive off while another officer fires at the minivan full of kids as young as six.
EXIT QUESTION: How much time will it take for Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to hitch themselves to this story?
UPDATE I: From The Raw Story - Several New Mexico State Police officers are under investigation after at least one of them fired shots at a minivan full of children last month.
Ferrell was later arrested and charged with child abuse, fleeing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 14-year-old boy was charged with battery. The other children were taken into the custody the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. They were later placed in the care of a family known to Ferrell, according to court documents obtained by The Taos News.
At a hearing on Tuesday, Eighth Judicial District Judge Jeff McElroy reviewed the dashcam footage and said that the “court is concerned about the nature of these charges.”
Defense attorney Alan Maestas explained to the judge that Ferrell was fleeing from the officer because she feared for the safety of her children.
“She was flat-out scared that something was going to happen to her children,” he said. “We ought to talk about the stupidity and recklessness of shooting at a car that has five children in it.”
“If someone ought to be charged with child abuse, it ought to be the New Mexico State Police,” Maestas pointed out.
The New Mexico state police chief, Pete Kassetas, called the incident “an intense, 43-minute-long, dangerous situation that placed the public at risk.”
“I have, of course, reviewed the video and do have concerns relating to the conduct of the officer who discharged his firearm,” the chief said in a statement.
Greg Meyer, a retired police captain and expert on the use of force, watched the video and told NBC News that he also had concerns. He said that it was possible the second officer was firing at the tires, but that it would take more investigating.
“I would be asking a lot of questions about the window smash — what’s he trying to accomplish there? And the gunfire — what’s he trying to accomplish there?” Meyer said. “Until we know why, it’s difficult to judge thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the reasonableness of what happened here.”
32 Year Old Anthony Brinkman Arrested at Missouri Cracker Barrel over Craigslist Ad Seeking to Beat & Rape His 11 Year Old Daughter … Charged with Statutory Sodomy
OH DEAR GOD!!!
32 year old Anthony Brinkman of Cuba, Missouri was arrested at a Cracker Barrel after having solicited on Craig’s List an undercover police officer to rape and beat his 11 year old daughter while he watched. Not only did this POS put an ad on Craig’s List, he actually brought his daughter to the Cracker Barrel for the meet up. Thank God it was an undercover officer! As St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter said at the press conference on Monday, “If we hadn’t gotten involved and someone bad had gotten in touch with him, something bad would have happened to that little girl.” It is not known whether the 11 year old girl had been previously sexually assaulted by Brinkman, however, a further investigation is underway. Police have seized Brinkman’s computers and are awaiting the results of a forensic analysis. Anthony Brinkman is charged with attempted statutory sodomy and he is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
An undercover officer posing as a 27-year-old woman then responded to Brinkman. He told her he wanted the woman to be his girlfriend as well as participate with him in sexually assaulting the child with sex toys, Slaughter said. He also said he wanted her to help find a boyfriend for the child, Slaughter said.
Thankfully, some one had contacted the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that Brinkman had posted the Craigslist ad. Personally, I would like to know why Craig’s List is not supposed to police their own websites.
A Missouri father was arrested last week after he showed up at a Cracker Barrel to meet an undercover officer who he had contacted on Craigslist about beating and raping his 11-year-old daughter.
At a press conference on Monday, St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter said that it took a lot to shock detectives who investigate Internet predators, but they just couldn’t believe it when 32-year-old Anthony Brinkman came to the restaurant with the young girl that he expected them to assault.
“It’s just a lot of talk for most of these guys, but this guy actually brought (the girl) to the scene to go ahead with the next step of enacting it,” Slaughter explained. “If we hadn’t gotten involved and someone bad had gotten in touch with him, something bad would have happened to that little girl.”
I guess it is not just food stamps that are for sale on Craig’s List these days.
Missing 24 Year Old Danvers High School Math Teacher Math Colleen Ritzer Murdered by 14 Year old Student Philip D. Chism at Danvers High School in Massachusetts (Suspect Arrested, Held Without Bail)
24 year old Colleen Ritzer and 14 year old Philip Chism were both separately reported missing and then the unthinkable …
Twenty four year old Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher at Danvers High School in Danvers, MA who had been reported missing on Tuesday, October 22 when she did not return home from school was found dead in the woods behind the school this morning. 14 year old student Philip D. Chism was arrested for murder and is being held without bail. As reported at NBC News, the criminal complaint states authorities “learned from an interview of the juvenile suspect and video surveillance recovered at the school” that the suspect assaulted and killed Ritzer and then dumped her body. According to reports there are over 120 cameras at the school. Philip Chism will be tried as an adult.
24 year old Colleen Ritzer, RIP
Murder suspect – 14 year old Philip Daniel Chism
24-year-old Danvers High School teacher has been found dead, and a 14-year-old boy is being held without bail on a charge of murdering her.
Math teacher Colleen Ritzer’s body was found in the woods behind the school, said Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
Philip D. Chism was ordered held without bail at his arraignment this afternoon in Salem District Court. Judge Matthew Nestor approved funds for a mental competency evaluation. Chism is to be tried as an adult; a probable cause hearing was slated for Nov. 22.
Chism had been reported missing Tuesday after he did not return home from school. Ritzer was reported missing at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when she did not return home and did not answer her cellphone.
Police searched the school and found blood in a second-floor bathroom. Ritzer’s body was found later behind the school, Blodgett said in a news conference this morning at the high school.
Jonathan Blodgett, the district attorney for Essex, MA discusses the ongoing homicide investigation into the murder of a teacher at Danvers High School.
UPDATE I: Philip D. Chism arraigned in court today and held without bail (VIDEO).
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Firefighter Who Ran Over and Killed Asiana Airlines Passenger Cleared
- Cleared of criminal charges in the death of 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Mengyuan in responding to plane crash.