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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Woman jailed for 100 years in Colorado for attempted murder of unborn baby
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A woman has been sentenced to a total of 100 years in prison in the western US state of Colorado for attempted murder of unborn child, it has been reported.

The woman was found guilty during a court hearing for cutting a seven-month-old foetus from the womb of an expectant mother.

The convict, Dynel Lane, was found guilty by a jury for trying to kill Michelle Wilkins in March 2015 in the Denver suburb of Longmont and was also convicted of the unlawful termination of a pregnancy, according to Independent.

According to the report, the baby was later named Aurora who did not survive the attack.

The prosecutors had asked for the maximum sentence of 188 years for the brutal killing but judge Maria Berkenkotter said the sentence was justified by the brutality of the attack, which she described as performing a caesarean with a kitchen knife.

The 28-year-old victim was lured by Lane to her apartment by creating a Craigslist ad for maternity clothes and hit her over the head with a lava lamp and stabbed her in the neck with the broken glass.

She then cut Ms Wilkin’s abdomen, removed the unborn baby and left the victim for dead, according to the court hearing.

According to the prosecutors, the convict could not be charged with the murder of the baby because there was no evidence the fetus lived outside the womb.

Colorado Republicans introduced legislation that would have allowed such a murder charge, but it was rejected by Democrat politicians, according to Independent.

To date 38 US states have made the killing of a foetus a homicide despite objections from abortion-rights supporters.
Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What was her sentence, I wonder, for butchering the mother?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/02/2016 8:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Although the victim died the woman could not be charged with murder, but could be convicted of attempted murder. Strange.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/02/2016 10:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Give that bitch the needle.
Posted by: chris || 05/02/2016 18:04 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Bin Ladin Workers Torch Buses In Protest Near Makkah
How have the mighty fallen
. [ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Firefighters tackled a huge blaze after seven buses were set alight outside the compound of the Gant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group.

Spokesman for the Makkah civil defense Major Nayef al-Sharif said firefighters managed to put out the blaze without any injuries.

Reports suggest the fire was started by employees at the group, who started the blaze in the buses in protest over issues with their employer. The Binladin Group have not commented about the incident.
According to The National (UAE), the workers are disgruntled because they haven't been paid in months, and fifty thousand foreign workers have been fired.
Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe the Saudis should just sell off some American assets to raise some cash to pay the workers, but then they'd lose their threat for the 28 pages. Or just borrow $10-12 billion, to make ends meet. Or get out of the Iranian-backed war in Yemen. Or maybe stop funding Wahhabi schools.

Or make your travel arrangements now.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/02/2016 8:24 Comments || Top||


Economy
Not for nothing, a Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs
[Fox] NICKERSON, Neb. - Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

Regional economic development officials thought it was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs, more than it had ever seen. When plans leaked out, though, there was no celebration, only furious opposition that culminated in residents packing the fire hall to complain the roads couldn't handle the truck traffic, the stench from the plant would be unbearable and immigrants and out-of-towners would flood the area, overwhelming schools and changing the town's character.

"Everyone was against it," said Jackie Ladd, who has lived there for more than 30 years. "How many jobs would it mean for people here? Not many."

The village board unanimously voted against the proposed $300 million plant, and two weeks later, the company said they'd take their plant -- and money -- elsewhere.

Deep-rooted, rural agricultural communities around the U.S. are seeking economic investments to keep from shedding residents, but those very places face trade-offs that increasing numbers of those who oppose meat processing plants say threaten to burden their way of life and bring in outsiders.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2016 04:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [353 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Regional economic development officials who most likely live in Lincoln and would never allow a chicken processing plant within 10 miles of where their homes are, were probably taken aback by the knuckle dragging, bible totting, gun loving rustic rurals.

The village board unanimously voted against the proposed $300 million plant, and two weeks later, the company said they'd take their plant -- and money -- elsewhere

How about Juarez? Or do you prefer the safety of rural America and the cheaper level of buying officials there?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/02/2016 7:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably right about being flooded with illegals taking the jobs, sending the money to Mexico or Guatemala, and living in poverty here which is still better than there.
Posted by: Pearl Elmoque3453 || 05/02/2016 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  One Horse Saloon, Nickerson, Neb.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2016 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Absolutely -- these plants stink like no other, and would employ nobody but illegals.
Posted by: regular joe || 05/02/2016 9:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Bravo, Nickerson. 'Good on you!
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 05/02/2016 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  As an in to y'all Rantburgers - if you are going through small town America, the bar has neon lights, advertises their Ribeye, and has shuffleboard -in use- when you walk in, it is not just a good bar but a good town.

Oh, and ask Dodge City about illegals coming in. No, not Mexicans. Somalis.

Every single one of the arguments listed is correct, so yeah, piss off.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/02/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Sorta like the bumper sticker seen on a pick up truck in Central Indiana:
"Every Juan must go home!"
Posted by: Capsu78 || 05/02/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#8  "400-person town with 1,100 jobs"

How is anyone surprised the town rejected it? Are the regional economic development officials stupid?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/02/2016 11:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Are the regional economic development officials stupid?

That's always the question: Are they really that stupid or did somebody pay them off?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/02/2016 12:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Had an uncle in a Midwestern town who worked at a meat packing plant. It was a good living for him and he had a nice home in a nice, quiet little town. But they don't hire his kind to work there anymore.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/02/2016 12:32 Comments || Top||

#11  rj: "Are the regional economic development officials stupid?"

Yes. Next question?
Posted by: Barbara || 05/02/2016 16:16 Comments || Top||

#12  Put it in one of the abandoned toxic mill sites in South Chicago. They won't have to truck in unemployed candidates, and it stinks already.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/02/2016 16:50 Comments || Top||

#13  Capsu and Pearl, think The Chobani Method.

Suppose every job represents a family of four (4,400). 30 miles from the suburbs, the suburbs, of Omaha, so that means a lot of local housing. And of course the rush town would attract franchise prospectors who would compete with the locals.

Has there been bleed off of rural populations? Yes, and that means the people still there are there mostly by choice.

And what does plans leaked mean? Is the writer being smirky or was there a plan in the works to quietly purchase properties and one day just announce this is going to happen?

No city noise, occasional train, bird songs, good food, shuffleboard, cold beer. Yeah, let me once again join my Nickerson brethren and say y'all can take your chicken money and shove it in your pecker.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/02/2016 17:15 Comments || Top||

#14  The pig farms of Greely, CO are a good example. I think they have something like 500,000 animals now.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/02/2016 19:19 Comments || Top||

#15  The 'rubes' outsmarted the 'city slickers' - thank goodness. I worked with several Christian Nigerians while living in Chicagoland - wonderful people, no problem. Here in Tucson, the many unassimilated and dare I say it - unsociable - Somalians are of a different ilk. Read all you want between the lines...
Posted by: borgboy || 05/02/2016 19:45 Comments || Top||


Europe
Left wing riots at AfD conference in Stuttgart
That's not how Yahoo titled it, of course...
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - German left-wing demonstrators clashed with police on Saturday as they tried to break up the first full conference of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies came under attack.

Police counted up to 2,000 left-wing protesters, some of whom burned tires and hurled stones and fireworks to try to stop the AfD's congress going ahead in Stuttgart. Some 500 were detained, police said.
I'm surprised Yahoo didn't describe the protesters as "mostly peaceful"...
Two policemen were slightly injured, but there were no reports of injured among the protesters, police spokesman Lambert Maute said.
I think the German police have become a bit too wussified...
Buoyed by the migrant crisis, which saw the arrival of more than one million migrants in Germany last year, the AfD has upended German party politics.

After the congress started late, more than 2,000 AfD members listened to their party leaders' call for an end to Merkel's refugee-friendly politics and a return to Christian values.

"We always wondered when the brave child will finally appear to voice the thoughts of the silent majority and declare that the 'Chancellor of no alternatives' is nothing but naked," said party leader Frauke Petry, 40, in her opening speech.

"And I think, this brave child is us," Petry added.

The violence began around dawn and clashes continued for several hours. Police used pepper spray and threatened to use water cannons to stop protesters, some of whom were masked, from getting onto the grounds of the conference. Some demonstrators still managed to assault several party members, they said.

The AfD has mainly run on an anti-migrant and Islam-critical agenda, but now struggles to unite its various fractions under one party program that could put it on a broader footing. It currently has representatives in half of Germany's sixteen federal state parliaments and the party has its eyes set on next year's federal elections.

Opinion polls see the party coming in at between 10 and 14 percent, a serious challenge to established party politics, though these have ruled out forming any coalition with the AfD.

The AfD however considers itself in good company on a European level, following election gains by far-right parties across the continent.

Petry used her oratorical skills to denounce what she termed the hypocrisy of the ruling elite whose policies, she said, were directed against the interest of ordinary German citizens.
So she's a bit like Trump...
Posted by: Steve White || 05/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like a Tr(i)umph campaign stop.
Posted by: Rupert Elmesing9733 || 05/02/2016 0:26 Comments || Top||



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