Shooting victim was driven to McDonald's   

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Sherlock Holmes-style mystery in Southern California   

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Refusing to Be the Victim – How to Adopt a “Player” Mindset at Work   

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We all have times when we experience negative feelings like unfairness, lack of control, or frustration. When this happens, we can play the victim or we can choose to take responsibility for making the best of our situation. I recently read Fred Kofman’s book Conscious Business, which gave me a new way of looking at […]

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CRIMES PARFAITS - CAPITAINE LOUISE BONNE: À LA VIE, À LA MORT/TROP BEAU POUR ÊTRE VRAI (FRANCE 3)   

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[Swiss transmission order] French pubcaster France 3's detective drama Crimes parfaits is a "semi-anthology" where a murderer known from the start thinks he/she has committed the perfect crime but a detective (different in every couple of episodes) proves him/her wrong. 

It's the concept of the inverted detective story, popularized by Columbo though created in literature many years before the famous lieutenant.

The crime dramas of France 3 are a fully-fledged genre, recognizable from the postcard drone shots of their regional locations, the same actors jumping from one to another and stories sometimes so similar that you wonder if they are generated by some artificial intelligence. The channel is the happy home of Commissaire Magellan, Mongeville, Meurtres à... or ratings juggernaut Capitaine Marleau. The later is the most popular TV series in France, which certainly explains why Crimes parfaits is essentially a copycat factory of the gendarme played by Corinne Masiero.

One of Marleau's relatives is Police captain Louise Bonne ("Comme la poire"), played by actress and humorist Julie Ferrier. Introduced a year ago, she returns with her deputy and protégé Fatou (Wendy Nieto) in À la vie, à la mort and Trop beau pour être vraiJuliette Petiot (Louise's teenage daughter Zoé) and Sophie de la Rochefoucauld, very funny as the ill-named pathologist Gracieuse, are back too. Humorist (another one!) and actor Mathieu Madénian joins the main cast as Grégoire, a sympathetic procureur.

The two episodes, penned by Marie-Anne Le Pezennec and helmed by Nicolas Herdt, try to show a bit of ambition within the limits of both the series format and the labored humour of the main character. Arié Elmaleh guest stars as Bruno Aubert, the murderer of À la vie, à la mort. Bruno is the director of a funeral home founded by his father. He gets rid of Alex, his best friend, who's also the godfather of his daughter. The man ends up embalmed! Capitaine Bonne and Fatou investigate. The feud between Louise and her husband escalates

Arié Elmaleh does an impressive rendition of the closest thing to a France 3 version of Dexter Morgan (Dexter) at the beginning of the episode. Also starring Joyce Bibring (Marine), Louisiane Gouverneur (Annabelle), Yann Pradal (Alex), Virginia Anderson (Cécilia), Antoine Cholet (Romain), Serge Feuillard (Gérard) and Simon Thomas (Joël). Sylvain Damal, the victim of Trop beau pour être vrai, is described by his colleagues, friends and neighbours as a sort of saint and even a hero. The wife of this director of a fish trading company and two of his employees beg to differ.

They plot his murder and make it look like a drowning caused by jellyfishes. One of the guest stars is the talented Christelle Reboul as Violette, a role far away from Amélie in Nos chers voisins (2012-2017). Since Capitaine Marleau, it seems that a lot of crime dramas of France 3 have their dedicated teams of gagmen. Also with Armelle Deutsch (Hélène), Jérôme Robart (Lucas), Christophe Favre (Marcel), Jérémy Gillet (Hugo), François Briault (Sylvain) and Vincent Bercholz (Mayor). Developed with Toma de Matteis. Produced by Caroline Lassa for Salsa Productions.

Co-produced by France.tvstudio and France Télévisions with Be-Films and RTBF (Télévision belge). With the participation of RTS Radio Télévision Suisse. Music by Maïdi Roth and Franck Pilant. Additional music by Flemming Nordkrog. Theme music of Crimes parfaits by Jean-Pierre Taïeb. Filmed with the support of Département de la Charente-Maritime.

Not yet shown by France 3. 

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https://tattard2.blogspot.com/2019/09/crimes-parfaits-capitaine-agnes-bertaud.html (Capitaine Agnès Bertaud) 

          

WTF: Why Do the Trees Planted by VTRANS Keep Dying?   

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Drivers who regularly travel Route 7 through southern Chittenden County may have noticed a proliferation of dead and dying trees and bushes along a newly widened stretch of the highway. Two readers contacted Seven Days in the last few months to ask why many of the trees and shrubs, which were planted in the past two years as part of a major highway improvement project, are turning brown. "What's killing all the trees?" asked one reader, who theorized that the roadside trees and evergreen bushes were falling victim to a lethal combination of vehicle exhaust, road salt and a native blight. The other reader speculated that the plants were grown in and purchased from warmer states and thus ill-adapted to Vermont's harsh winters. Whatever the cause, the beige bushes dotting the embankments are considered an eyesore, if not a waste of tax dollars and a reminder of climate change's impact on nature. In a sense, the work of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, aka VTRANS, is akin to that of journalists: It's highly visible and under constant public scrutiny, and everyone checks your spelling. When done correctly, it often goes unnoticed. But when things go awry, the responsible parties get an earful. Jane Brown is a landscape architect and a 15-year veteran of VTRANS charged with repopulating roadsides with durable, low-maintenance, aesthetically pleasing plantings. She acknowledged that the trees in question, installed in 2017 and 2018 as part of the $20 million Ethan Allen Highway widening project through Charlotte, haven't fared as well as she expected. "There's a lot of landscaping on that project," Brown said of the nearly three-mile stretch of road. "Unfortunately, I think a lot of people focus on the problem areas." According to Brown, many of the affected property owners requested evergreen hedges, including several that were planted very close to the road. Although they look brown from the road, the opposite sides of the trees appear healthy. "They seem to be suffering from road salt," Brown confirmed. She added that she doesn't want to remove the still-living evergreens, even though "they are a little unsightly." However, she added, she likely won't plant hedges that close to a road in the future. Affected homeowners often ask the state to plant hedges to muffle road noise, but "it turns out that plants don't provide much of a sound barrier," Brown said. "It's more of a visual…
          

Community Policing Assistant - City of Coquitlam - Coquitlam, BC   

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The Community Police Unit is comprised of many RCMP and municipal sections, i.e. Tri-City Speed Watch, Citizens’ Crime Watch, Victim Services, Auxiliary… $25.31 - $29.74 an hour
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FBI confirms Samuel Little is US's most prolific serial killer - Aljazeera.com   

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  1. FBI confirms Samuel Little is US's most prolific serial killer  Aljazeera.com
  2. How a Texas ranger helped solve 50 cold cases  CBS This Morning
  3. FBI confirms Samuel Little's confession: He is the worst serial killer in U.S. history  NBC News
  4. FBI: Inmate is most prolific serial killer in US history  KING5.com
  5. Additional New Orleans victim tied to 'most prolific serial killer in US history,' FBI says  NOLA.com
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FBI: Inmate is most prolific serial killer in US history   

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005. In a news release on Sunday, the FBI announced that federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.

Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.

The 79-year-old Little is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all of them women.

Some of his victims were on the margins of society. Many were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.

The FBI provided 30 drawings of some of his victims – color portraits that were drawn by Little himself in prison. They are haunting portraits, mostly of black women.

The agency also provided videos taken during prison interviews with Little. He described how he spoke about a woman he strangled in 1993 – and how he rolled her down a slope on a desolate road.

“I heard a secondary road noise and that meant she was still rolling,” he said.

In another video, he described a victim in New Orleans. “She was pretty. Light colored, honey brown skin,” he said with a small smile. “She was tall for a woman. Beautiful shape. And, uh, friendly.”

It was 1982, and they met in a club. She left with him in his Lincoln, and they parked by a bayou.

“That’s the only one that I ever killed by drowning,” he said.

Investigators around the country are still trying to piece together his confessions with unidentified remains and unsolved cases from decades past. In August, he pleaded guilty to murdering four women in Ohio. He was convicted in California of three slayings in 2013 and pleaded guilty to another killing last year in Texas.

Authorities in Knox County, Tennessee, said Monday that a woman named Martha Cunningham was likely a victim of Little’s.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported in December that a cold case investigator with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office had identified the victim who Little called “Martha.” The Knoxville mother’s body was found in a wooded area in eastern Knox County in 1975.

Cunningham’s body was found by a pair of hunters on the afternoon of Jan. 18, 1975. She was bruised and nude from the waist down; her pantyhose and girdle bunched around her knees. Her purse and some of her jewelry were missing. Her body appeared to have been dragged into the woods and dumped behind a pine tree, authorities said at the time.

Despite that evidence, detectives at the time attributed Cunningham’s death to natural causes within a day of the discovery. The medical examiner’s investigative report lists the probable cause of death as “unknown.”

Cunningham was a talented singer and pianist who grew up performing with her parents and her six younger siblings in a gospel group known as the Happy Home Jubilee Singers.

Law enforcement in Tennessee had Little in custody 19 years after Cunningham’s body was found.

Little was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee, and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation criminal records obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


          

FBI issues warning concerning new ways of bypassing multi-factor authentication   

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"Multi-factor authentication continues to be a strong and effective security measure to protect online accounts, as long as users take precautions to ensure they do not fall victim to these attacks." (FBI)

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Vanderbilt Doctors Operate on the Wrong Kidney   

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When health care providers fail in their duty of care, the results are often catastrophic. Being the victim of medical malpractice can cause your existing health issues to worsen, and can also cause new health issues to be uncomfortable and painful. You trust your doctors to help you feel better. Especially when you plan to have surgery. Surgery is a big deal. You are leaving your health and well-being in the hands of surgeons and their support staff. The thought of doctors being negligent while operating on someone is scary, but it happens more than you think. If you experienced a surgical error, you may be able to bring a surgical malpractice claim. In November 2017, Carla Miller had pain in her side and fever. She was later hospitalized at Vanderbilt Medical Center because her health issue was kidney-related. For treatment, the doctors decided to implant a mesh tube, called a “stent,” into her urinary system that would thread from the urethra and into the left…
          

Security Failure? Houston Nightclub Shooting Leaves Two People Dead, One Injured.   

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Houston Nightclub Shooting Leaves Two People Dead, One Injured. (ABC13.com) Could the shooting outside a Houston nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the families of the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. Local News Gunfire rang out outside a Houston, Texas nightclub early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, leaving two people dead and one person injured. As reported by ABC13.com, “Houston police responded to reports of a shooting outside of a nightclub in the 9000 block of Westheimer around 2 a.m.” According to the report, “a fight broke out inside of the club and then moved outside…someone pulled out a gun and fired several shots, killing two people and injuring one more.” The injured victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition, per the report. The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified. Our Legal Take FORMER CLIENT: I…
          

Security Failure? Wild Waves Theme Park Parking Lot Shooting, Federal Way, WA Leaves Teen Injured.   

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Wild Waves Theme Park Parking Lot Shooting, Federal Way, WA Leaves Teen Injured. (King5.com) Could the shooting at a Federal Way theme park parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. Local News Gunfire rang out at a Federal Way, Washington theme park parking lot Friday night, October 4, 2019, leaving one teen injured. As reported by King5.com, the shooting happened “in the parking lot of Wild Waves Theme & Water Park in Federal Way Friday night.” According to the report, “[t]he victim was treated by medics at the scene before taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries…he was in stable condition Saturday morning.” TheNewsTribune.com is reporting, “[t]he 17-year-old victim was shot just before 11 p.m. after he was reportedly involved in an altercation with a group of people.” At…
          

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are investigating a deadly shooting on the north side of Columbus.

According to police, the shooting happened in the 2400 block of East Dublin Granville Road around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the victim and suspect were involved in an altercation that started inside a bar and moved outside.

Police say one victim was pronounced deceased on scene shortly after 10:40 p.m.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Information about the suspect was not available.

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New Witnesses Come Forward in Support of Rodney Reed’s Innocence   

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Signed affidavits add to the mounting evidence against victim’s fiancé, Jimmy Fennell. (Bastrop, TX – October 4, 2019) Today, attorneys for Rodney Reed filed a motion requesting the withdrawal of his execution date of November 20, 2019, based on new evidence that has come to light in recent weeks. Two witnesses who knew Jimmy Fennell, the victim Stacey Stites’s fiancé, at the time of the murder have come forward with information which both supports the already substantial evidence of Reed’s innocence and establishes a violation of Due Process under Brady v. Maryland.  In order to further investigate this newly discovered evidence, the withdrawal of the impending execution date is required under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Reed has been on death row for over 21 years for Stites’s 1996 murder which he maintains he did not commit. Take Action: Stop the Execution of Rodney Reed The petition filed today is based on two…
          

Everyone needs to read Greta Thunberg's responses to the rumors and lies about her   

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you know who Greta Thunberg is. But depending on your chosen media and information outlets, what think you know about her might be totally false.

I've perused comments on articles about Thunberg's climate change activism and have seen the same false statements about her over and over again. Here are some actual cut-and-pasted comments (misspellings included) from just one article in the past week:


"She is one hell of an actress."

"Greta has mental issues and the adults around her are manipulating her for their own gain."

"This is nothing more than a kid being coached fir a acting career! Lol such a democrat trick!"

"I feel sorry for this girl who is really a victim of child abuse. Who scares their children with all this propaganda?"

"Her parents got 18million for being on TV to say what she said."

"It's not real. That little girl is corporate sponsored."

You get the gist.

Thunberg took to Twitter recently to briefly address her critics, saying they "come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory" and that they "will cross every possible line to avert the focus, since they are so desperate not to talk about the climate and ecological crisis."

"Being different is not an illness and the current, best available science is not opinions," she aded, "it's facts."

RELATED: Greta Thunberg's Greatest Hits: 10 times the teen activist unflinchingly spoke truth to power


Facts appear to elude many, however. I am constantly baffled by how people will repeat things they hear, or state what they think is probably true, without putting forth any effort to discover the truth. This is especially the case for what people think they know about Greta Thunberg.

It's not that hard to research her. Thunberg made the news in Sweden long before she became a globally recognized activist. There are many news articles about her school strike and how she ended up where she is now.

What's extra maddening is that Thunberg herself addressed all of the rumors about her and explained her history way back in February on Facebook, and yet people continue to spew the same falsehoods. The fact that a 16-year-old has to correct adults who should know how to research is sad, but here we are.

First, she explained the origins of how her school strike came about, starting with how she'd won a writing contest about the environment and then had some phone conversations with other activists. They were focusing on other efforts, and Thunberg decided to do her school strike alone. Her parents weren't happy about it and told her at that time that they weren't supportive.

"On the 20 of August I sat down outside the Swedish Parliament," she wrote. "I handed out fliers with a long list of facts about the climate crisis and explanations on why I was striking. The first thing I did was to post on Twitter and Instagram what I was doing and it soon went viral. Then journalists and newspapers started to come. A Swedish entrepreneur and business man active in the climate movement, Ingmar Rentzhog, was among the first to arrive. He spoke with me and took pictures that he posted on Facebook. That was the first time I had ever met or spoken with him. I had not communicated or encountered with him ever before."

She then addressed the rumors about who is "behind" her outspoken activism:

"Many people love to spread rumors saying that I have people 'behind me' or that I'm being 'paid' or 'used' to do what I'm doing. But there is no one 'behind' me except for myself. My parents were as far from climate activists as possible before I made them aware of the situation.

I am not part of any organization. I sometimes support and cooperate with several NGOs that work with the climate and environment. But I am absolutely independent and I only represent myself. And I do what I do completely for free, I have not received any money or any promise of future payments in any form at all. And nor has anyone linked to me or my family done so.

And of course it will stay this way. I have not met one single climate activist who is fighting for the climate for money. That idea is completely absurd.

Furthermore I only travel with permission from my school and my parents pay for tickets and accommodations.

Thunberg went on to explain how she wants people to treat climate change as a crisis because it is a crisis, and that she's really not saying anything new. This is what scientists have been telling us for decades.

"There is one other argument that I can't do anything about," she wrote, "And that is the fact that I'm 'just a child and we shouldn't be listening to children.' But that is easily fixed—just start to listen to the rock solid science instead. Because if everyone listened to the scientists and the facts that I constantly refer to—then no one would have to listen to me or any of the other hundreds of thousands of school children on strike for the climate across the world. Then we could all go back to school."

Welp.

Thunberg also pointed people to her TED Talk in which she explains how her interest in the climate began:

Her own school principal, Sirkka Persson, commented on her Facebook post, writing:

"Greta, being your Principal at school I do not doubt you are writing your own speeches.

All the things you write about in this poster I also get questions about. People often judge others out of their own behavior. So many rumors and so many people who do not know you or your family who think they know how things are and what is best for you. Embarrassing...

Each day I see you at school you give hope and strength to others. You affect people and have an impact on their way of thinking and behaviour. You have definately [sic] got me thinking new thoughts. That is admirable."

RELATED: Greta Thunberg urges people to turn to nature to combat climate change

If people want to argue with the solutions that Thunberg puts forth, that's fine. She's chosen to speak publicly, and her ideas are up for debate. What is not up for debate are the verifiable facts about her history. What's not up for debate is the fact that being on the autism spectrum is not a mental illness. What is not up for debate is the fact that the vast majority of scientists and the world's most renowned professional scientific organizations have all said that climate change is happening, that humans are contributing to faster-than-normal global warming, and that if we don't act to mitigate it, we will face disastrous consequences.

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Attempted Robbery in Cape Cod Hospital Parking Lot   

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From the Yarmouth Police Department (verbatim):

POLICE INVESTIGATE INCIDENT IN CCH PARKING LOT

Incident Synopsis
On Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:28PM, Yarmouth Police Officers were dispatched to Cape Cod Hospital for a report of an attempted robbery in a hospital parking lot.

The victim reported that he was walking to his car when a male party encountered him and asked for his money.

Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Alexander Xiarhos conducted a preliminary investigation which indicated the incident occurred as a male employee of the hospital was walking toward his vehicle located in the main parking lot on the east side of Bayview Street.

As he walked towards his vehicle in a well-light area, a male party stepped out from behind a vehicle and said to him "Drop your money!"

The suspect was holding a dark object, unsure if a weapon or cellphone, in his left hand above his head while standing approximately 30 feet away.

The employee ran back towards the hospital.

The suspect ran in the other direction.

Suspect Description
(Subject to Adjustment)
• White male
• 25-35 years old
• Dark brown hair medium to long length
• Approximately 5'10
• Approximately 180lbs
• Dark colored jacket with a dark shirt underneath

Both Yarmouth and Barnstable Police Department K9 Units arrived on scene within minutes and no track was detected.

Yarmouth Police Detective Mike Wells arrived on scene and reviewed the security camera footage from a variety of angles. The images were very clear and showed the victim but did not show a suspect.

The Yarmouth Police Department is working closely with Cape Cod Hospital Officials and both police departments have increased police presence in the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Yarmouth Police Department Detective Mike Wells at 508.775.0445 extension 2358 or by email at mwells@yarmouth.ma.us


          

Emaciated grizzly bears in Canada spark greater concerns over depleted salmon population   

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With hibernation fast approaching, a grizzly bear family is spotted searching for fish near the shores of Canada's Knight Inlet. They're emaciated, and wildlife observers worry might not make it through winter. The heartbreaking images highlight another victim of the climate crisis and the depleted salmon population.
          

Aston Villa 'disgusted' by racist chants aimed at players   

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Aston Villa said they were "disgusted and appalled" by social media footage that shows fans chanting a racist song during their Premier League win against Norwich. A video following Saturday's 5-1 victory shows a group of Villa fans singing about the club's Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba and one other player, with references to several racial stereotypes. Villa said in a statement: "Aston Villa is disgusted and appalled by footage circulating on social media of supporters chanting a racist song which makes reference to two of our first-team players. "The club wholly condemns the chant and urges other supporters to help us identify those responsible." Villa's statement said security staff would be vigilant at forthcoming games to ensure that anybody attempting repetition of the chant would be dealt with severely. Former Villa striker Stan Collymore praised the club for acting "swiftly and unambiguously". Aston Villa Supporters' Trust condemned the footage, describing the song's contents as "a cheap and insulting stereotype". A spate of incidents marred Premier League matches last season.  Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling was the victim of alleged racist abuse in a...
          

Introduction of Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, or Sexual Violence Leave for Employees on Prince Edward Island   

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On November 1, 2019, employees on Prince Edward Island will be entitled to up to three (3) days leave with pay and an additional seven (7) days leave without pay if an employee, their minor child or a person for whom an employee is a primary caregiver of is a victim of domestic violence, intimate […]

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FBI: Inmate is Most Prolific Serial Killer in US History 7 October 2019 AP News Samuel - Snopes.com   

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  1. FBI: Inmate is Most Prolific Serial Killer in US History 7 October 2019 AP News Samuel  Snopes.com
  2. FBI confirms Samuel Little's confession: He is the worst serial killer in U.S. history  NBC News
  3. Additional New Orleans victim tied to 'most prolific serial killer in US history,' FBI says  NOLA.com
  4. US's most prolific serial killer has murdered at least 50: FBI  Yahoo News
  5. FBI Asks Public For Help In Connecting Cold Cases To 'Prolific Serial Killer' | NBC Nightly News  NBC News
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These Foreclosure "Victims" Deserve No Sympathy   

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But a closer look at ACORN's sob stories shows that the prototypical foreclosure "victims" don't deserve an ounce of sympathy -- or a cent of our money.

Earlier this week, ACORN activists broke into a foreclosed home in Baltimore. With a mob cheering and camera crew taping, Baltimore ACORN leader Louis Beverly busted a padlock and jimmied the door open at 315 South Ellwood Ave. The home once belonged to restaurant worker Donna Hanks, who assailed her evil bank for raising her mortgage by $300 and leaving her on the street. "This is our house now," Beverly declared with Hanks by his side at the break-in.

What ACORN didn't tell you: Hanks' house was sold in June 2008 for $192,000. She bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point during the next five years, she refinanced the original home loan for $270,000. Where did all that money go? (Hint: Think house-sized ATM.)

The property initially went into foreclosure proceedings in the spring of 2006. Hanks soon filed for bankruptcy and agreed to a Chapter 13 plan to pay back her bank and other creditors. In September 2006, the bankruptcy court ordered Hanks' employer to deduct $340/month from her salary to pay down the debt. Hanks did not comply with the legally binding plan. In December 2007, the loan servicer issued a notice of default on nearly $7,000 past due.

While she was reneging on her mortgage IOUs, she somehow managed to collect rent on her basement (for which she was taken to court) and rack up a criminal record on charges of theft and second-degree assault. The house was sold seven months ago after two years of court-negotiated attempts to allow Hanks to dig herself out of her debt hole.

Beverly, who claims to be a foreclosure victim himself, was charged with burglary for the break-in and released. He is literally a housing thug -- having been separately charged with second-degree assault and property destruction earlier this year; battery, assault, handgun possession and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure in 1992; and slapped with a peace order issued against him in 2006.

The Washington Post spotlighted Beverly's and Hanks' activism without following up on their criminal records and financial negligence. The paper also shilled for ubiquitous ACORN foreclosure "victim" Veronica Peterson of Columbia, Md., recycling uncritically her accusation that she had been tricked into buying a $545,000 home by a broker who inflated her income and misrepresented her assets. "These loans were weapons of mass destruction," the single mom of three and home day care provider who couldn't keep up with her mortgage bills told the Post reporter. "They destroyed our credit, our lives, and they blew up in our face."

But a look at court and real estate records exposed the truth. Edward Ericson Jr., a reporter for the independent Baltimore City Paper, discovered that the "victim" -- who took out a full mortgage with no down payment on a house she couldn't afford -- looks more like a predatory borrower. And amazingly, Peterson lived in the home more than year without paying rent or mortgage.

"The online court and land records show that Peterson closed on the house on Nov. 3, 2006, with two loans from Washington Mutual. The main mortgage, for $436,000, had a starting interest rate of 8.5 percent, adjusting in December. ... The second loan, often called a 'piggyback,' totaled $109,000 with an interest rate of 11.25 percent. ... Those two payments together would have totaled $3,386.17 per month. That's before property taxes, upkeep, utilities, etc. Peterson would have to earn at least $50,000 per year just to make her house payments."

The foreclosure was filed in July 2007. "The balance on the main note then was $435,735.86," Ericson reported, plus unpaid interest and late fees -- suggesting she made at most one payment on the house. "Had she made all of her payments, Peterson would have spent about $64,335 so far. Had she rented a similar place, she would have been charged around $2,500 per month -- a total of $47,500 -- since January 2007. Instead, she apparently paid nothing."

Who are the real suckers? Who are the true victims? If only the reporters swallowing their stories were half as diligent about background checks of ACORN thugs as they were with Joe the Plumber.


          

Club owner says victim ‘not attractive’   

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The Perth nightclub owner who’s facing a major backlash over the way he’s dealing with a drink spiking incident in his club has launched yet another attack on the girl who reported it.
          

ePrint Report: Active Fences against Voltage-based Side Channels in Multi-Tenant FPGAs    

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ePrint Report: Active Fences against Voltage-based Side Channels in Multi-Tenant FPGAs
Jonas Krautter, Dennis R.E. Gnad, Falk Schellenberg, Amir Moradi, Mehdi B. Tahoori

Dynamic and partial reconfiguration together with hardware parallelism make FPGAs attractive as virtualized accelerators. However, recently it has been shown that multi-tenant FPGAs are vulnerable to remote side-channel attacks (SCA) from malicious users, allowing them to extract secret keys without a logical connection to the victim core. Typical mitigations against such attacks are hiding and masking schemes, to increase attackers’ efforts in terms of side-channel measurements. However, they require significant efforts and tailoring for a specific algorithm, hardware implementation and mapping. In this paper, we show a hiding countermeasure against voltage-based SCA that can be integrated into any implementation, without requiring modifications or tailoring to the protected module. We place a properly mapped Active Fence of ring oscillators between victim and attacker circuit, enabled as a feedback of an FPGA-based sensor, leading to reduced side-channel leakage. Our experimental results based on a Lattice ECP5 FPGA and an AES-128 module show that two orders of magnitude more traces are needed for a successful key recovery, while no modifications to the underlying cryptographic module are necessary.
          

Comment on About Project Zero by Simona Cardenas   

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I've always wondered how Google got its legal counsel to sign off on Project Zero's code release strategy. Doesn't contributory negligence get apportioned? i.e., Couldn't a victim of an attack sue both the vendor and Google for shared responsibility for the attack, since Google supplied the code for the attack? (I'm not saying this is how things should be, but it seems to be how the legal system works.) Maybe Google's management was just bold enough to draw a line in the sand and take a stand on principle.
          

Boca’s Raed Hamdan Charged With Attempted Murder   

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UPDATE: 9:08am — Here is the official advisory from Boca PD: On September 30, 2019, just after 4:00 p.m., Boca Raton Police responded to a report of a subject who had just been shot along the 2500 block of NW 1st Avenue. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who appeared to be suffering […]
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