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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Robbery victim wants to thank Good Samaritans who came to his rescue
[KHOU] A couple of strangers came to the rescue when a man was robbed at gunpoint. Now, the victim wants to say thank you to the Good Samaritans.

Police believe the criminal who was canvassing a neighborhood in the 2500 block of Wichita near Hermann Park had no idea what he was in for when he picked his target.
"Hmmm... This 'un looks like an easy touch! Prosperous, too..."
The victim in this case had just walked back to his car from a bar around the corner.
"Shay! Izzat my car? I shink [hic!] it might be!"
Kevin Dorsey says he hadn't even closed his car door Thursday night when a man wearing all black and a ski mask put a gun to his chest. The man took Dorsey's wallet, cell phone and car keys.
"Shay! Nice ski mashk!"
"Gimme yer dough! And yer car keys! And yer phone!"

After he was robbed, Dorsey began running down the street and says two men in a Mercedes asked him what had happened.
"Hey, you! Thop, stief!"
"Hey, buddy! Wossa motta?"

Dorsey told them and they not only caught up with the suspect, but they started shooting at him.
"There he is, Mel! The guy dressed in black with the ski mask!"
"You sure that's the guy?"
"Yep!"
[BANG!]

The suspect fired back.
[BANG!]
[BANG! BANG! BANGETY BANG!]

In the end, the two witnesses turned vigilantes won and took down the bad guy.
"Aaaaiiieeee!"
"I think I winged 'im, Mel!"

"I don't believe in guns," said Dorsey.
"I like being regarded as easy meat for street lice. That's why I drink."
"I don't own a gun. I'm totally at the mercy of my saviors.
More like being at the mercy of the predators. Unless he's referring to Savior, capitalized and singular. Or he's some kinda polytheist and has multiple.
They obviously sent two angels to help me.
I think I'm going with the polytheist idea.
These people protected me when I wouldn't couldn't protect myself."
That's why we have people named Mel and Herb who pack heat.
After the robber had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd.
"Awww! Spit! Nize doggy!"
[GRRR! CHOMP! SHAKE!]
"Aaaaiiieee! I am undone!"

That attack prevented him from getting away.
German shepherds do that, y'know.
The suspect, identified as Christopher Hutchins, is being treated at Ben Taub Hospital. He's expected to recover.
Too bad.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top||

#1  You heard about the joke with the robber, a drunk, two guys packing heat, and a German shepherd? This one will kill yuh!
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/13/2013 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  I want a German Shepherd now, perhaps one trained to use an assault rifle.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2013 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Obviously, the Samaritans' tools were lacking in sufficient capacity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/13/2013 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Mel and Herb should apply for one of the many Crossfire training courses held at random intervals by the RAB to eliminate those taxpayer funded miscreant hospitalizations.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 01/13/2013 10:50 Comments || Top||

#5  While this story has received national attention, including the Drudge Report, here in Houston where it happened the story was not even the lede. Mel and Herb having some weekend fun. Nothing to see here, move along.
Posted by: BrujoTejano || 01/13/2013 12:04 Comments || Top||

#6  A pack. Not a herd.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/13/2013 17:26 Comments || Top||

#7  "I don't believe in guns," said Dorsey.
But I bet he believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/13/2013 17:53 Comments || Top||

#8  "'I don't believe in guns,' said Dorsey."

You believed in the one the robber stuck in your chest. Why didn't you just tell him you don't believe in guns and go on about your business?
Posted by: Barbara || 01/13/2013 20:50 Comments || Top||


Man with shoe camera arrested for photographing up women's skirts
[KJONLINE] A Saco man was jugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
Friday night for using a camera in his shoe to take photographs up women's skirts and dresses at the Walmart store in Scarborough in July.

William Tibbals, 31, of Pepperal Street, was charged with a felony count of visual sexual aggression against a child under 12 and multiple counts of violating privacy.

Tibbals is being held at the Cumberland County Jail. Bail information is not yet available, Scarborough Police said.

The arrest followed a long investigation triggered by reports by customers that a man with a camera in his shoe was capturing images up women's skirts, said Scarborough Police Detectives.

They were aided by the Saco Police Department Computer Forensics Unit and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit out of Lewiston.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top||

#1  I see that picture and I miss PD all over again.

Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2013 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Up Walmartians' skirts? This guy is seriously ill!
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/13/2013 8:16 Comments || Top||

#3  I see a miserably failed 'Walmart Paparazzi Gone Wild' video. Tibbals to the Terre Haute and the general population please, without delay.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2013 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4  ...was charged with a felony count of visual sexual aggression against a child under 12..

That ain't no women. Can you just say pedophile. Let'm loose in the general population of the jail.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/13/2013 9:30 Comments || Top||

#5  first a shoe phone, now a Smart Shoe with a camera. Maxwell Smart was ahead of his time
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2013 12:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe the camera was unobtrusive, but sticking his foot between girlies' legs sure wasn't.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 14:33 Comments || Top||

#7  For anyone not familiar with Walmart I give you a link to The People of Walmart.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/13/2013 16:58 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Britney Spears Calls off Engagement
[An Nahar] U.S. pop veteran Britney Spears has called off her engagement to talent agent Jason Trawick after a one-year committed relationship, Hollywood media reported Saturday.

"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in a statement published by today.com. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."

Trawick is quoted as saying that despite the split, the two "will be close forever."

Spears, 31, and Trawick became engaged on Trawick's 40th birthday in December 2011. They began dating in 2009.

Spears has two sons, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, with her former husband Kevin Federline, from whom she divorced in 2006.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top||


Riot breaks out at housing assistance event in Metro Detroit
The good news is that Barky has another four years in the White House.

And contraceptives are free, so there's that...
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top||

#1  Section VIII? When did they start using WWII military terminology to describe public housing?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2013 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  It's because you gotta be crazy to live in Detroit public housing.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/13/2013 12:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Correct me iff I'm wrong, but I'm a'guessin that Detroit's City Fathers have the Houses, but NOT the Federal $$$ as per Section 8???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/13/2013 23:59 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Miss New York Mallory Hagan Named Miss America 2013
Posted by: Mike Ramsey || 01/13/2013 15:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top||


NASA: 'Doomsday Asteroid' Poses no Threat
[An Nahar] A space rock popularly dubbed the "doomsday asteroid" because of fears it could smash into Earth a couple of decades from now poses no risk, NASA said after new observations of the object.

Asteroid 99942 Apophis was scanned by optical telescopes and deep-space radars as it made a flyby this week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a press release.

Named after the god of evil and darkness in Egyptian mythology, Apophis sparked a scare when it was first detected in 2004.

Early calculations suggested a 2.7-percent probability of collision in 2029, the highest ever for a detected asteroid, but this risk was soon discarded after further observations.

A question mark, though, remained over an impact for April 13, 2036, which NASA initially put at one in 45,000 and then lowered to one in 250,000.

The new observations show that even this remote probability can be excluded, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in the statement Thursday.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top||

#1  Sorry, but I'll trust God + my ancestors + NOstradamus + Madonna before I rely on "agree to disagree" waffling Perts.

Iff its NOT an impact ala APOPHIS which causes Guam, Earth-observed lunar explosions in the future then it could be VOLCANISM, which given the status of the Moon's core + its general composition it could only be vee the SUN.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/13/2013 1:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Further info -

"That possibility has dropped to one in a million that this object will hit in 2036, so we can breathe a sigh of relief,"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/13/2013 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  How can it be both a "doomsday asteroid" and not pose a risk?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/13/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

#4  "Innocuous Asteroid" doesn't sell papers...
Posted by: tu3031 || 01/13/2013 11:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Frankly I'm going with Joe here.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2013 13:38 Comments || Top||

#6  SO...does anything happen if it hits the moon in 2036 instead... the conspiracy minded need to know!
Posted by: Water Modem || 01/13/2013 15:26 Comments || Top||

#7  *uploads coordinates for Mecca*
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2013 15:36 Comments || Top||

#8  APOPHIS 2029/30-2036 remains a viable threat because our super-PCorrect, "agree to disagree" future OWG Govts-Perts can't agree on "the Math" or effects.

ADVANTAGE = GOD + GHOSTS + NOSTRADAMUS + MADONNA.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/13/2013 18:40 Comments || Top||

#9  CHINESE MILITARY FORUM [old] > IS OBAMA A NUT? NO DEATH STAR FOR AMERICA | [PCMag.com] WHITE HOUSE: SORRY, WE'RE NOT CREATING A DEATH STAR, starting in 2016 or any other time.

'Tis would cost US$850.00Quadrillion, IMO not counting anti-Rebel TIE Fighters???

Not counting the fact that US Debt-to-GDP is at 175%, not that far off from Japan's 250% but way better than the pre-2014 UK's 600%.

FEAR NOTTETH, AMERIKA, RUSSIA IS ONCE AGAIN TO THE RESCUE, SAVING AMERIKANS FROM AMERICANS ...

* TOPIX > [Russia Beyond the Headlines] RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS COME UP WID PROJECT TO SHOOTDOWN APOPHIS ASTEROID.

Apparently, not everyone on Earth trusts NASA-JPL.

Russian Project would divert or deflect smaller asteroids onto the path of bigger ones, thus inducing certain space rocky oblivion - hilarity to ensue.

[Lest we fergit, TOM CRUISE = "FRANCIS" + "ITS THE WAY THAT YOU USE IT" 1980's MTV Video here].

versus

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > 2033: A MANNED MISSION TO MARS [ESTIMATED COST: US$1.0TRILYUHN).

* IIRC DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS [old] > CHINA PLANS TO GROW VEGGIES ON MARS.

First thingys come first - US-World Perts = future OWG-NWO have to settle the controversy over "Peak Oil/Resources" lest the only thing that will be accomplished in the Mars mission is sending Astronauts + similar to their inevitable deaths on Mars due to lack of Earth relief as due again to Earth's + OWG's lack of available resources for such. THE EARTH-NAUTS WILL BE LOOKING OUT OF THEIR PORTALS FOR SIGNS OF INCOMING RESUPPLY ANDOR REPLACEMENT SPACE SHIPS THAT MAY NEVER COME???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/13/2013 23:28 Comments || Top||


Cannon Found Loaded with Powder, Ball
[An Nahar] An 18th century cannon was found loaded with gun powder and a cannon ball Friday during a routine cleaning at the Central Park Conservancy.

Residual gun powder was spotted after a piece of rust was removed from the cannon, exposing the cannon ball, New York City Police said. Authorities were summoned to remove the gun powder and make the cannon safe for public display. The cannon came from a British Royal Navy Ship, the HMS Hussar, circa 1763 to 1780.

"We silenced British cannon fire in 1776 and we don't want to hear it again in Central Park," NYPD front man Paul Browne said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top||

#1  It's Bloomberg's fault.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 01/13/2013 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  We silenced British cannon fire in 1776 and we don't want to hear it again in Central Park,"

Bull shit. Cannon fire in fucking New York City was only halted by the surrender of the city to the British, it was occupied until the end of the war, and a good portion of the city population left with the Redcoats.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2013 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, that was a century ago so it's not relevant anymore.

/sarc off
Posted by: gorb || 01/13/2013 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  They must've forgot to check the chamber when they removed the high capacity cannonball magazine clip.
Posted by: tu3031 || 01/13/2013 11:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I didn't realize the NYPD was so effective back then.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/13/2013 14:25 Comments || Top||

#6  and a good portion of the city population left with the Redcoats.

Judging by today's New York, a goodly portion of them done come back.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/13/2013 14:29 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Retiring Pirate - Next Career Politics?
Wired Magazine has background.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top||

#1  Has the experience to run a "welfare" state. Loot the productive, buy votes with the booty.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/13/2013 11:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Piracy is at least an honest trade, why sully yourself?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/13/2013 14:49 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Report: Israeli Nabbed In Egypt Asks For 'Political Asylum'
[Ynet] Cairo paper says Israeli-Arab jugged after infiltrating Taba crossing; man says he's 'persecuted by Israeli government.' He previously spent six months in Lebanese jail

Egypt's al-Ahram weekly reported Saturday that an Israeli-Arab man was detained
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
by authorities over the weekend after he illegally infiltrated the border.

Sinai security sources said that the man, Ahmad Daif, who was detained near the Taba crossing, had no form of identification on his person.

According to the report, Daif said he was a resident of Tel Aviv and that he wanted to apply for "political asylum" in Egypt because he felt "persecuted by the Israeli government."

He further told Sherlocks that he fled to Egypt because "he felt safe there."

Previously tossed in the calaboose in Leb
Daif, 32, was previously arrested
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by the authorities in Leb in September 2011 after drifting into the country's waters while diving. He was returned to Israel last March, after spending six months in Lebanese prison.

"He's been at home the whole time since he got back," Daif's brother, Khaled Daif, said. "About a week ago he told us he found a job at a Tel Aviv restaurant."

The family hasn't been in touch with Daif after he left last week, and learned he was arrested in Egypt from the news.

"We don't understand why he is behaving this way," the brother said. "He isn't in want of anything."

Another relative said that the family couldn't believe Daif had the nerve to "repeat the same mistake he made last year."

The Egyptian prosecution has reportedly remanded the man for four days, pending further investigation.
Sometimes, it seems, a cigar is just a cigar.
Two weeks ago, Cairo authorities arrested 24-year-old Israeli national Andre Pshenichnikov on suspicion of espionage. Pshenichnikov has been remanded for 15 days.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top||

#1  Political asylum, no. Insane asylum, maybe.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/13/2013 2:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Trying to escape Crazy Horse, Gall, + the Little Big Horn is he - NO, I SAY!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/13/2013 19:53 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Central Africa Deal Moves Forward after PM Dismissal
[An Nahar] Central African President Francois Bozize on Saturday sacked his prime minister to comply with the terms of a ceasefire deal reached with a rebel coalition during peace talks in Libreville.

Faustin Archange Touadera was dismissed as prime minister in a decree read out on public radio and should be replaced by a member of the opposition.

Opposition sources have touted a possible candidate to replace Touadera as lawyer Nicolas Tiangaye, who led the opposition's delegation to the Libreville talks. But another opposition lawyer, Henri Pouzere, was also in the running.

The appointment marks the first political step towards resolving a conflict which began on December 10 when Seleka rebels launched an armed offensive, sweeping from the lawless north of the Central African Republic southwards before stopping short of the impoverished nation's capital Bangui.

Three days of tough negotiations mediated by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) -- whose base is the Gabonese capital Libreville -- on Friday produced an accord signed by the rebels, the ruling group and the democratic opposition.

As well as calling for an immediate ceasefire, the accord establishes a one-year transition period before general elections are held.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
New plans to defend Falkland Islands
A series of military options are being actively considered as the war of words over the islands intensifies. It is understood that additional troops, another warship and extra RAF Typhoon combat aircraft could be dispatched to the region ahead of the March referendum on the Falkland Islands' future.

The options being proposed by planners at the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood, north-west London are also said to include a "show of force" such as conducting naval exercises in the South Atlantic.

These could involve the deployment of the Royal Navy's Response Task Force Group, a flotilla comprising destroyers, a frigate, a submarine and commandos. Alternatives include deploying elements of the Army's 16 Air Assault Brigade -- the airborne task force which includes members of the Parachute Regiment -- which has just completed a series of demanding exercises in Spain preparing for "general war".
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Steve White || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top||

#1  If the Argies do somehow manage to take the islands the Brits will be hard-pressed to get them back.

True. It would be a lose-lose situation. The crater formerly known as Buenos Aires for the temporary loss of the Falklands.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2013 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Evita Fernandez is boasting her way into a war they won't win, just to satisfy her machismo and mask her incompetence at governing
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2013 13:09 Comments || Top||

#3  I seen dis movie only it was a man in charge of Argentina and an Iron Lady in charge of Great Briton.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/13/2013 17:59 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm thinkin that England isn't quite as firm in the driver's seat this time. Almost no Navy and the RAF is a mere shell of itself. all the Eurofighters and F-35s aren't quite there yet, so Evita may be in a good spot to try this.
if Bammy decides to get involved he will probably want to fight Britain.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 01/13/2013 21:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Some submarines could do some real damage near the naval bases, if they are on station early enough. Hope some are swimming about now.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/13/2013 23:24 Comments || Top||


Economy
Time Inc. Will Lay Off 700 After 5% Ad Decline
[BUSINESSINSIDER] Time Warner's
...contributed $624,618 to the 2008 Obama campaign...
Time Inc. will lay off up to 700 staffers out of just under 8,000 total as the publisher's new chief struggles to transform famous titles and massive market share into a digital profit center.

The staff cuts will come sometime in the first quarter, said a person familiar with the company's plans, and will be across the board -- not just focused on editorial, where staffing has already been hard hit.

A Time Warner front man declined comment.

Time Inc. revenue fell 6% for the nine months ended in September to $2.5 billion. Profit dropped 14% to $220 million. During that period, it dominated 21.5% of overall domestic magazine advertising.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top||

#1  I never Intend to advertise in the Times, and won't now so you can finish going OUT OF BUSINESS right now, and good riddance.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  still has about 3.5M subscribers

they may hold out long enough to put Obama on the cover a few more times (so far he has been on the cover 7 times)
Posted by: lord garth || 01/13/2013 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Time Inc. will lay off up to 700 staffers

Another definition for "good start".
Posted by: gorb || 01/13/2013 12:51 Comments || Top||

#4  "2013 Person(s) of the Year - Our creditors"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2013 13:10 Comments || Top||

#5  LOL not funny Frank. Seriously, LOL, not funny, these are LOL real hahahahhaha peoples, with dawgs and Mercedes just like, well just like the other folks that work at Time.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2013 13:40 Comments || Top||

#6  "still has about 3.5M subscribers"

How many of those are free "subscriptions" to doctors' offices, lg? :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 01/13/2013 13:58 Comments || Top||

#7  A great many "Free" Of course.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/13/2013 17:04 Comments || Top||

#8  They can't go out of business soon enough for me.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/13/2013 20:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Hard to peddle left wing propaganda when it can readily be had for free.
Posted by: Thrater Thrineger7877 || 01/13/2013 22:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Uncle turns out to be nephew's kidnapper
[Dawn] An uncle turned out to be the main culprit who had kidnapped his two-and-a-half-years old nephew for ransom on January 6.

A special cell constituted for handling kidnapping for ransom cases safely recovered the boy, jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
the three accused and recovered the ransom money of Rs0.2 million from them on Friday.

CIA SP Umar Virk told news hounds that Khalid Hussain had his nephew Ali Ahmad, son of Shahzad Ahmad of Samanabad, kidnapped when he went to a nearby shop to buy chocolates along with his another uncle Mobeen Ahmad.

He said the kidnappers later demanded Rs0.3 million from the family for the release of the boy and threatened to kill him if the matter was reported to the police.

Samanabad police had registered a kidnapping for ransom case.

Mr Virk said that a special cell against kidnapping for ransom in charge Inspector Tariq Ilyas Kiyani traced the calls of kidnappers and found the role of the kidnapped boy's uncle Khalid Hussain in the case.

He said the victim's father settled the amount of Rs200,000 for the release of his son with kidnappers when they contacted him on telephone.

On the direction of kidnappers, the parents along with the ransom amount reached the Katchi Kothi stop in Raiwind where culprits handed over the child to them.

After the recovery of the child, the police separately interrogated Khadim Hussain and Mobeen Ahmad.

Mr Virk said that Khadim Hussain confessed that he was a gambler and had conceived the plan to kidnap his nephew in connivance with his friends Muhammad Javed and Muhammad Salman.

On the information provided by Khadim, the police also arrested his accomplices.

Mr Virk said another similar incident took place in the Naulakha cop shoppe jurisdiction when Mehmood Alam of Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
visited his in-laws in Township in Lahore along with his wife and children on Dec 23, 2012.

After leaving the family at his in-laws, Alam reached the railway station at 4.30pm to catch a train for Faisalabad.

In the meanwhile, his wife received a call from a kidnapper who demanded Rs2 million for his release.

Lahore CCPO Aslam Tareen also assigned the task to the special cell for the recovery of Alam.

The cell traced the call records of Mehmood Alam and came to know that 'unidentified' kidnappers were hiding in Rawalpindi.

A special team led by Tariq Kiyani reached Rawalpindi and 'recovered' Alam from a hotel in the Saddar area.

During interrogation, Alam told police that he had been jobless for many years and had staged the drama of his kidnap for ransom to get money from his in-laws.

Investigation DIG Chaudhry Shafique Ahmad announced cash awards and commendation certificates for the police team.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top||


Qadri refuses to meet Malik Riaz; persists with long march
[Dawn] In a theatrical twist of events, Tehrik-e-Minhajul Koran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday evening refused to meet the top leadership of PML-Q because controversial property tycoon Malik Riaz came along with them to woo him to cancel the Jan 14 long march.

Qadri later decided to hold the meeting with Chaudhry brothers when Riaz announced to leave the venue.

Malik Riaz along with Pakistain Mohammedan League-Quaid leaders, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, had arrived at Qadri's residence to try to convince him to delay or cancel the protest.

Speaking to media representatives later, Qadri said that there is an impression that Malik Riaz is used to 'purchase people' and said that, "no one in the world can buy even his shoe."

Qadri categorically refused to postpone his protest and said his long march could not be purchased. He reaffirmed his resolve three times that the march would be carried out at any cost, adding that Malik Riaz was not a stakeholder.

Commenting on terrorist threats for his long march, Qadri said that threat of any terror attack could be decreased by 75 per cent if only 'two individuals' were sent to prison. He refused to name the persons.

Speaking to news hounds, Elahi clarified that they had brought Malik Riaz with them as his 'speedy wisdom' had previously worked under this sort of circumstances.
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