Things Not To Say (Or Admit) To A Law Enforcement Agent (#10)

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While seated in a police cruiser following his arrest for drunk driving, a Tennessee man warned a cop, “I am going to join ISIS and when I do, you will be the first person I kill.”

marcodominguezMarco Antonio Dominguez, 24, was collared early today by a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officer who noticed that his “vehicle was smoking and his windshield was smashed in.”

Dominguez, who was standing next to the car at a gas station, had “vomit all over the front of his pants” and appeared intoxicated, according to a criminal complaint.

After being busted for DUI, a handcuffed Dominguez mentioned his purported desire to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorist organization. He later threatened, “Why don’t you take these handcuffs off and [I’ll] show you what I am made of.”

Pictured in the above mug shot, Dominguez was charged with drunk driving, assault, driving without a license, and leaving the scene of an accident. Cops believe that his car was damaged when he struck a sign on a nearby interstate.

Dominguez, who is locked up on $20,000 bond.

Public university requires students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

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Clemson University is requiring students to reveal how many times they’ve had sex in the past month and with how many partners.

“They’re upset. They’re paying this astronomical tuition to come here, and they’re talking to their parents about these questions, and their parents are getting upset about having to spend this kind of money at Clemson where their students are being asked these kinds of questions.”   

In screenshots obtained exclusively by Campus Reform, the South Carolina university is asking students invasive and personal questions about their drinking habits and sex life as part of what they’ve billed as an online Title IX training course.

“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question.

“With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another.

In a campus-wide email, the South Carolina university announced that all students, faculty, and staff would be required to complete a mandatory, one-hour long Title IX training course by November 1.

“We believe you’ll enjoy the assignment,” the email, provided to Campus Reform, reads. “It is an engaging and informative online course, created with students for students. It will provide you with useful information regarding sexual violence and relationships. The course promotes a healthier and safer campus environment.”

Although the email said that the course—which also asks if a student is a part of Greek life or an athlete—was “created by students,” it is actually a product of CampusClarity, “[a] Title IX and Campus SaVE Act education program that combines sexual assault and substance abuse prevention in a comprehensive online training program.”

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Many students are concerned about privacy issues surrounding the third-party site. While some questions do include a green “anonymous” bar across the top of the screen, Clemson students are still required to log in to the course with their student IDs and include their first and last names, email addresses, and housing information.

“It’s not that I have an issue with being trained on Title IX,” one Clemson student told Campus Reform in an interview. “I have an issue with the personal questions that are asked, and the fact that I’m told it’s anonymous, but it’s clearly linked to my name, and it’s obviously through a third party so not only is my information that I’m going to be filling out—incredibly personal information regarding my sex life that I have issues with speaking about—it’s not only going to the university, it’s going to a third party company that I don’t know.”

“I don’t know what they’re doing with the data, but I’ve been told time and time again that the data that they are collecting, they aren’t analyzing or using the data for anything, so then I don’t understand why they’re asking the questions either,” the student, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution from the university, went on to say.

Roger Clinkscales, a senior accounting major at Clemson, agreed with the student and as a former member of the school’s student government, is calling on the current student government to pass a resolution demanding surveys and trainings to include the state, federal, or accreditation code which deems it mandatory.

“Does the university need to know if I had oral or normal sex in the last three months after I’ve been drinking alcohol or using drugs recreationally or if I used a condom during?” Clinkscales toldCampus Reform. “They don’t need to know that for a gender equality questionnaire.”

Clinkscales is set to graduate in December but has not yet taken the quiz as the university has not responded to his inquiry about why the training, with the questionnaire, is mandatory.

“The questions are a part of the training so that you may get a sense of the behaviors and experiences of other Clemson students,” an email from the university to one student, obtained byCampus Reform, said. “Often, students have an exaggerated perception of the behaviors of their peers, so these questions are in hopes of clarifying those misconceptions.”

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Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of Access and Equity, told Campus Reform that the mandatory course is to comply with requirements from the Office of Civil Rights to ensure that federally funded colleges are educated on Title IX. Knighton said other institutions may have different approaches.

The email also said that students can choose whether or not to answer the questions truthfully. Dr. J. David Woodard, a political science professor at Clemson, told Campus Reform that he had heard from several students who had simply made up answers to the questions.

“I don’t understand why the university has a right to mandate this as forcible information when it’s so private, it’s personal, and no one should have to give that up,” Woodard told Campus Reform in an interview. “It’s so much of a disconnect from what we know this campus to be.”

In an email to one student that was obtained by Campus Reform, the school says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.”

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The link provided in the email did not specify what punishment students could face, but instead said that “a student may be subject to disciplinary action when such behavior is deemed detrimental or disruptive to the mission, purposes and/or goals of the University and may not be provided for herein.”

The Campus SaVE Act does require that colleges provide “primary prevention and awareness programs” for new students and employees. However, those programs do not require higher education institutions to collect data of students’ sex lives.

Faculty have thus far been unable to access their version of the mandatory course. Priscilla Harrison, a senior consultant in Clemson’s Office of Access and Equity, told Campus Reform in an email that the faculty version of the course will be available next week. Faculty will still need to complete the one-hour training by Nov. 1.

“If it’s anything like the student version, I can assure you…I’m not going to take it,” Woodard said.

Woodard speculated that he would be written up in his permanent personnel record if he failed to take the training. Such a write-up affects faculty raises.

Knighton said they his office will follow up with the supervisors of employees who do not complete the course.

“This is not reflective of anything about campus awareness,” Woodard said. “All it is is just brainwash, it’s propaganda.”

Woodard confirmed to Campus Reform that some students and their parents have begun talking to attorneys.

“They’re upset. They’re paying this astronomical tuition to come here, and they’re talking to their parents about these questions, and their parents are getting upset about having to spend this kind of money at Clemson where their students are being asked these kinds of questions,” he said.

“Requiring students to divulge personal information about past intimacies and relationships is an egregious violation of students’ privacy,” Attorney Brad Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute, told Campus Reform in an interview.

The training also makes the claim that one in four women will be sexually assaulted while in college, which according to one student Campus Reform spoke to, instills an atmosphere of fear on campus. According to the latest crime statistics provided by Clemson, two forcible sex offenses were reported in 2012, four in 2011, and two in 2010.

A university official did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform inquiring into the cost of the survey.

 

UPDATE, 1:17 a.m. — Clemson University has suspended the mandatory training until further notice due to the content of certain questions.

Man steals banana, pretends it’s a gun, robs clerk

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Police are searching for a suspect who was caught on camera using a hidden banana to rob a grocery store in West Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened around 9:15 a.m. inside the Tejada Grocery store located on the 3800 block of Poplar Street.

Police say the suspect spotted a bunch of bananas while waiting in line, grabbed one and stuffed it into his sweatshirt pocket.

He then approached the counter, acting as if the banana was a gun and demanded money and cigarettes.

After getting away with an undetermined amount of cash, he fled the scene on a bicycle and was last seen on 40th Street towards Wyalusing Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9-5’11 tall, 140 lbs. with a thin build. He was wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt with “Pacific Coast Hollister 19″ on the front in red lettering and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

You can also submit an anonymous tip online through the Philadelphia Police website.

Chinese man divorces and sues wife over ugly children…and wins

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A man in China has divorced and then sued his former wife for the equivalent of $120,000 for giving him what he deemed to be ugly children, and the court ruled in his favour.

 

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According to report, ultimate vainer Jian Feng from Northern China, when his newborn child was born, said she was ‘incredibly ugly’ and accused his wife of cheating on him due to the child looking nothing like him. With no other option but to tell the truth, his wife revealed she had had $100,000 worth of plastic surgery to change her looks.
‘I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues. Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.’ Feng allegedly said. Feng then divorced and sued her for damages, which he was awarded.
The photo below reveals what the woman supposedly looked like before undergoing a facial re-constructive surgery, and after the procedure.
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This is what the woman supposedly looked like prior and after she underwent major cosmetic surgery

Michael Wilson Jr. Charged With Murder After Human Head Falls Out Of Trash Bag

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A Memphis man who went to police after he saw a severed head in man’s backyard says it’s an image he can’t forget.

Michael-Wilson-JrSaturday, police found the severed head and a body at a home in the 3800 block of Dunn Avenue and arrested the man who lives there.

Michael Wilson, Jr., is now facing charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Lacedric Ruffin said he went to Wilson’s home on Dunn to pick up some scrap metal Wilson said he could have.

While he was loading items on to his truck, he noticed Wilson pull a large black bag out of a garbage can and try to place it in a metal bucket.

Ruffin said the bag started ripping, and a head fell out of it.

“I’m like, man, what the hell you got going on, bro? He said something like he didn’t mean to kill him. I said, kill who brother? I don’t want to know who that is, I don’t want to know. You don’t got to tell me,” Ruffin said.

He said Wilson told him there were also two hands inside the garbage bag.

He thinks Wilson was planning on putting the severed head on the back of his truck along with everything else.

“If that bag hadn’t busted, I would have had a head going to the junk yard,” said Ruffin.

Ruffin, who is on parole, said his fingerprints were on everything in Wilson’s backyard and he went straight to police to let them know he had nothing to do with what was going on at Wilson’s house.

Wilson is being held on $2 million bond.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Andre Cole.

Girl, 16, Charged As Adult After Killing Man Selling PlayStation

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A 16-year-old girl, who police say shot and killed a man who was trying to sell his PlayStation system over Craigslist, will be charged as an adult.

Nathaniel-VivianOn Tuesday, the Fulton County district attorney’s office released a statement saying it would pursue full charges against the girl, whose name has not yet been release.

“This case has been forwarded to our office for review,” District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in the statement. “After consulting with the Sandy Springs Police Department, we have determined that the suspects in this matter should be prosecuted together. As such, we have decided to seek prosecution against the 16-year-old minor as an adult.”

Howard’s office said an SB440 hearing, used to determine whether a minor can be prosecuted as an adult, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 in the Fulton County Courthouse. The hearing will be in courtroom 8C.

Sandy Springs Police say the 16-year-old — along with her 20-year-old boyfriend Nathaniel Vivian — shot and killed 28-year-old Daniel John Zeitz last Friday as part of a botched robbery. The couple attempted to strong-arm a PS4 gaming system that Zeitz advertised for sale on Craigslist.

Zeitz, an avid gamer, was from Roswell.

According to police, Zeitz met the couple at about 9:30 p.m. last Friday at an apartment complex on Treelodge Parkway.

Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon said the pair tried to rob Zeitz of the PS4, and Vivian, who was in the driver’s seat of a car, struggled with Zeitz, who was standing outside the car, for the gaming system.

During the struggle, the girl fired a shot from a .25 caliber handgun, and the bullet passed through Vivian’s hand and struck Zeitz in the side of his chest, killing him.

Vivian and the girl were later arrested when they went to Northside Hospital for treatment of Vivian’s gunshot wound to the hand, Momon said.

Momon said Vivian claimed to be a robbery victim, but upon further questioning by detectives, “told them he was shot while he and his girlfriend were at the Legends of Dunwoody Apartments to rob a man of his PS4 video gaming system that was advertised on Craigslist.”

The 16-year-old’s 16-month-old baby was only a few feet away at the time of the robbery and shooting, according to Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon.

Momon said Vivian did not have an adult criminal record prior to the robbery and shooting. He also said he didn’t know if Vivian was the father of the 16-month-old child, who was turned over to family members after the shooting.

He declined to release any more details about the 16-year-old, but said she is currently being held at the Metro Regional Detention center in Atlanta.

Vivian is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

The gun was recovered from the suspects’ car.

Zeitz was known by the name “Phobos” in online gaming circles, and one of his online gaming teammates set up a GoFundMepage to raise money for Zeitz’s funeral expenses. By Monday afternoon, the page had raised more than $15,000.

A video about Zeitz’s killing posted by a friend Saturday on YouTube has been viewed nearly 20,000 times.