[BREITBART] An illegal alien accused of murdering four Americans over the course of a week in Nevada is set to claim that he is "intellectually disabled" in order to avoid the death penalty .
Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, a 20-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was charged with murdering 56-year-old Connie Koontz, 74-year-old Sophia Renken, 81-year-old Gerald David, and his 80-year-old wife, Sharon David, between January 10 and 15 after prosecutors said he was looking to steal money from his victims to buy more meth. The state of Nevada is seeking the death penalty.
To avoid the death penalty, though, Martinez-Guzman will seek to the deemed "intellectually disabled" which would make him ineligible for the death penalty, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reports:
[Public defenders] say information gathered so far shows [Martinez-Guzman’s] IQ is much lower than originally believed and that he may have been exposed to pesticides and fertilizers while working in farm fields in his native country.
"Based on the investigation to date, there is a good faith basis to believe that Mr. Guzman is ineligible for the death penalty because he may be intellectually disabled. There could be no greater insult to public justice that to execute someone that as a matter of law is ineligible for capital punishment," Washoe County Public Defender John Arrascada wrote in the Oct. 4 motion.
So far, prosecutors have said there is not enough evidence to rule out the death penalty for Martinez-Guzman. The illegal alien’s attorneys are looking to have the trial moved to February 2021 despite the current trial date of April 2020.
Illegal aliens charged with murder have routinely been using the "intellectually disabled" defense to avoid being put to death. In the case of illegal alien gang member Apolinar Altamirano, who allegedly murdered 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck in January 2015, was able to be deemed "intellectually disabled" in order to avoid the death penalty.
Among those allegedly murdered by Martinez-Guzman was Connie Koontz, a mother, whose mother’s 80th birthday was the following day. Koontz, herself, was set to turn 57 five days after her murder. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Koontz family in the wake of her murder.
Also allegedly murdered was 74-year-old Sophia Renken, as well as Gerald and Sharon David, who were both beloved members of the South Reno community. Gerald was president of the Reno Rodeo Association in 2006 and Sharon was a member of the group.
I am seriously doubting the intellectual capacity of the prosecutors themselves. If you put a little effort in it, how hard can it be convincing a judge that the El Bobo cleverly stalked, killed and robbed multiple people ?
'Too stupid to be executed ?' Seriously ? That's a viable defence ? The judges ought to be removed for being too stupid to sit in those offices if they allow such pleas.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Nobody has done more to sink the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears than zoologist Susan Crockford ‐ and she may have paid for it with her job.
After 15 years as an adjunct assistant professor, Ms. Crockford said the University of Victoria rejected without explanation in May her renewal application, despite her high profile as a speaker and author stemming from her widely cited research on polar bears and dog domestication.
Ms. Crockford accused officials at the Canadian university of bowing to "outside pressure," the result of her research showing that polar bear populations are stable and even thriving, not plummeting as a result of shrinking Arctic sea ice, defying claims of the climate change movement.
Her dismissal, which she announced Wednesday in a post on her Polar Bear Science blog, has spurred alarm over the implications for academic freedom and the rise of the "cancel culture" for professors and scientists who challenge climate catastrophe predictions.
"When push came to shove, UVic threw me under the bus rather than stand up for my academic freedom," said Ms. Crockford, who earned a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, specifically biology and anthropology, in 2004.
Well universities only want smart people and everyone knows that only card-carrying left-wingers are smart - ask any card-carrying left-winger.
Also publishing significant research - which supersedes publication of full professors - while being an adjunct - IS a crime.
"So these nonces think the white world is under attack from...what ? The 'lectricity ?"
"Not 'lectricity, mope. Hyuman innervention. Like their smoke machines and the phut-phut thingies."
"What's in it fer us ?"
"Look, these perfessers... goggle-eyed duffers all, they pay good dropski to not come out on saturdays, an' we collect a boat load a' fish."
"Grumphh ! Is rayciss you ask me. I can catch my own fish. Three barrels o' Guinness, I'm in."
"Hush, Bobby. Why saturdays then ?"
"They got some docu-mental guy flying in. Look... just disappear for saturday. Sleep in, help Bertha with the washing. Burny here plays dead for 'em for a few seconds. An' they leave us a boat load a' fish. It's a good gig."
*Sigh* This is why it is unwise for businesses to get involved in anything political.
[BREITBART] Women and several prominent feminists have called for a boycott of Always sanitary pads after it was revealed that the company decided to remove a female symbol from their products amidst pressure from transgender activists groups.
An 18-year-old British trans activist named Ben Saunders complained to Procter & Gamble (P&G), the maker of Always sanitary pads, saying that not everyone who menstruates identifies as female.
Another transgender activist, Melly Boom, tweeted that: “There are non-binary and trans folks who still need to use your products too you know!”
Procter & Gamble, the maker of Always, capitulated to the demands of the activists, announcing: “We are glad to inform you that as of December we will use a wrapper design without the feminine symbol.”
The decision to remove the ‘Venus’ symbol from the sanitary pad wrapper across Europe prompted widespread outrage from women, with some calling for a boycott of Always products.
[Rooters]...the justices found that federal courts have no role to play in reining in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power. On the one hand, it's always been OK for the Dems to gerrymander. On the other hand, I find the practice repugnant. On the third hand, I'm glad SCOTUS deemed it nonnamybidness.
CHICAGO/TOKYO, (Reuters) - The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales.
The market for adult diapers, disposable underwear and absorbent pads is growing fast, up 9% last year to $9 billion, having doubled in the last decade, according to Euromonitor.
But manufacturers like market leaders Essity (ESSITYa.ST) and Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB.N) reckon only half of the more than 400 million adults likely to be affected by weak bladders, are buying the right products, because they are too embarrassed.
Companies are trying various methods to change attitudes, including making products more discreet, avoiding terms like diapers or nappies, and placing items in the personal care aisle, next to deodorants and menstrual pads, rather than in the baby products section.
They are also trying to normalize discussions around the subject through advertising.
In Japan, where adult incontinence products have outsold baby diaper sales since around 2013 due to a rapidly ageing population, market leader Unicharm Corp (8113.T) has adopted the phrase "choi more" in its advertising, which translates as "lil’ dribble", to make light of the problem.
"What we are doing is trying to let people know that incontinence, even among young people, is normal," said Unicharm spokesman Hitoshi Watanabe.
BANGKOK (AP) ‐ Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China.
The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 added 0.3% to 6,674.30. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong picked up 0.2% to 26,765.87, while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.1% to 2,936.99. India’s Sensex edged 0.1% higher to 39,320.90.
Shares rose in Taiwan, Bangkok and most of Southeast Asia.
Trump told reporters Monday that he was hoping to sign a trade deal with China next month at a summit in Chile, "or whenever that might be."
On again, off again talks on resolving a dispute over trade and China’s technology policies have dragged on for over a year, with both sides imposing billions of dollars’ worth of tariffs on each other’s goods. The most recent round, earlier this month in Washington, helped forestall a new round of tariff hikes on imports from China that would have escalated tensions.
ruling Liberals will form a minority government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected on Monday after polls closed across the country.
The Liberals were leading or elected in 146 out of 304 electoral districts that had reported results by about 0230 GMT on Tuesday, the CBC said.
Trudeau needed to win 170 seats to secure a second majority government.
A minority government in the 338-seat House of Commons would leave Trudeau in a weakened position and needing the support of left-leaning opposition parties to push through key pieces of legislation.
Ahead of the vote, polls showed a neck-and-neck race across the country as Trudeau, who took power as a charismatic figure promising "sunny ways," battled Conservative leader Andrew Scheer for the chance to form the next government.
Trudeau, 47, the Liberal Party leader, was endorsed by former US President Barack Obama I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody... in the final stretch of the campaign and is viewed as one of the last remaining progressive leaders among the world's major democracies.
Trudeau, 47, the Liberal Party leader, was endorsed by former US President Barack Obama
O's endorsement was almost enough to put Scheer in office. Were the voters trying to protect themselves from DS tool lefty doofus Trudeau?
There’s quite a bit to like about Schreer.
Scheer has described himself as focused on economic development, fiscal restraint, and reducing inefficiencies in government. A staunch opponent of the federal carbon tax, he has stated that he would balance the federal budget within two years of forming a government and open up the airline industry to foreign competition. Scheer has been likened to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. On 27 May 2017, he was elected Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada—wiki
[DAWN] Harappa police claimed to have booked on Sunday five people for kidnapping and raping a transgender at gunpoint a month ago near village Dhoop Sari.
A Kamalia-based transgender person had been allegedly tortured and raped at gunpoint by two men on the night of Sept 20. The district police officer (DPO) ordered registration of a first information report (FIR) allegedly because the Harappa police were reluctant to listen to the victim.
Another transperson, Binyamin, claimed that while Harappa police registered an FIR against two nominated and three unidentified people, they were reluctant to arrest the culprits.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Mukhtar Ahmed confirmed to Dawn that no arrests had been made so far. On the delayed registration of a case, Harappa Station House Officer Zeeshan claimed that the transperson approached them late.
On Sept 20, four transgender persons from Kamalia had been booked by Zulfiqar for a show at the Mai Maseet Wali Mela in village Dhoop Sari. The group was led by ‘S’. After the show when the group was travelling to Jhang in a car, they were intercepted by five armed men at 2am. They pulled ‘S’ out of the car and took her to a nearby farmhouse. The transperson alleged that she was tortured and raped by two men while three armed men stood guard. They kept her detained for three hours.
The suspects dropped off ‘S’ to Sahiwal city, 20 kilometres from the farmhouse. Later, she was picked up by her colleague Binyamin, who was waiting for her at the festival venue where they had performed.
Binyamin and ‘S’ along with other transpersons approached Harappa police and reported the incident. “Harappa police was reluctant to register a rape case,” alleged Binyamin, adding that they had succeeded in getting a medical certificate, which confirmed rape. They finally approached the Sahiwal DPO on whose directions a rape case was registered late on Saturday. Police booked five people, out of whom two were nominated.
[DAWN] Police have decided to conduct polygraph and DNA tests of five suspects already detained in connection with the death of a nine-year-old boy.
Naveed Khan, a student in the second grade, was found dead in the fields in Shah Khalid Colony, Rawalpindi, seven days after he disappeared on Oct 10.
Sources said that one of the suspects, who remained absconding for a long time, had a history of abusing children.
They said that the suspect had been missing from his home since the police launched a manhunt and they finally picked him up from Gujar Khan.
Superintendent of Police Potohar Syed Ali told Dawn that the police had also received the initial postmortem report which didn’t mention the cause of death. However, a woman is only as old as she admits... the final autopsy report will be completed after forensic report is received, he said.
Mr Ali said that the initial postmortem report did not verify whether the boy was subjected to a sexual assault.
Ajmair Khan, father of the dear departed, told Dawn that the killers of his son would be arrested as the police had been using all tactics.
The police have also decided to launch an intelligence gathering operation by using young police officials in different guises and deploying them in a particular area to trace the killer.
[DAWN] Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ...served two three non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts... was shifted to Services Hospital late on Monday night after his condition deteriorated which was confirmed by his fresh examination conducted by the government.
The National Accountability Bureau, Lahore, took the decision to shift him to hospital for a medical check-up in light of his fresh reports. "For the medical check-up of Nawaz Sharif, NAB is shifting him to the Services Hospital," a bureau’s front man said, adding doctors would decide about his admission (to the hospital).
Dr Adnan Khan, a personal physician of Mr Sharif, earlier in the evening raised an alarm about his deteriorating health, urging the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf ...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations.... government to immediately shift him to hospital for treatment.
"Former PM #NawazSharif is detected to have critically low Platelet Count (16*10^9/L) that could be due to multiple pathologies & requires immediate in-hospital care. I have requested the authorities concerned to act in urgency," Dr Adnan Khan tweeted after seeing the PML-N supremo at NAB’s Thokar Niaz Baig office.
"Today met former PM #NawazSharif for consultation & evaluation. He’s visibly unwell & has multiple serious life-threatening health issues of acute nature. I have recommended immediate hospitalisation for workup & treatment. The matter is of utmost urgency," Dr Khan said.
[StraitsTimes] Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his 34-year-old consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all titles for being disloyal and ungrateful to the king, according to a royal command issued on Monday (Oct 21). Yer fired, ya' gold diggin' vamp !
According to the two-page announcement, she was trying to sabotage the appointment of Queen Suthida and had overstepped in the affairs of the royal couple. For more of this Thai flavoured soap opera, and details of the catfight feud between the two ladies, head to the link.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.