An incident of police brutality in Cape Town, Kensington Area in South Africa was released on Facebook today. The video shows a man being arrested by police and security guards. Despite their numbers, they we unable to subdue the man being arrested who didn’t seem to be showing too much resistance.
Ivan Mejia’s body was found in Garland on Saturday night, police said. They did not say how he died.
Wylie police said that the boys killed Mejia behind their school, on Bennett Road, on Saturday night. Police said the slaying of the high school senior was planned. The suspects, whose names were not released because they are juveniles, disposed of the body in a wooded area in Garland.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, a 911 caller reported that a car was veering off State Highway 78 near Firewheel Town Center mall toward a wooded area, said Officer Joe Harn, a spokesman with the Garland Police Department.
When Garland officers responded to the call, they saw a vacant car and two 16-year-olds running from the area. When they returned to the car, police were waiting and asked them what they were doing, said Wylie Sgt. Donna Valdepena.
Garland police found Mejia’s body nearby and contacted Wylie police.
The two Wylie East students are being held at the Collin County Juvenile Detention facility. Bail has not been set.
At a vigil on Sunday night, Mejia’s friends said that he wanted to enroll in the military after high school. He was a member of the Wylie East Air Force Jr. Office Reserve Training Corps.
“Ivan was dedicated to the Marines,” said Cody Wilson, who was in ROTC with Mejia.
Wilson said Mejia used to stare at a poster in an ROTC classroom of two Marines in uniform with medals and ribbons.
“Every time we had something to do with Marines, he was always front and center, always watching, always listening,” he said. “I could tell he wanted it bad. I knew in my heart he would have been the best.”
Wylie ISD spokesman Ian Halperin said the incident was not connected to any school or district-sponsored activity. He said counselors will be available at the Wylie East High School campus this week during spring break.
“The entire Wylie ISD community is shocked and saddened by this senseless act,” Halperin said in a prepared statement. “We are cooperating with the police as they investigate, and we hope they will be able to provide us with some understanding of how this tragedy unfolded.”
It is the second slaying involving Wylie East High School students in recent years.
Freshman Nahum Martinez, 15, was shot in the forehead at close range in March 2012. The classmate who shot him was 14 at the time. He and another 14-year-old classmate wrapped Nahum’s body in a comforter, dropped it out a second-story window, dragged his body down the street and tried to stuff it down a storm drain.
The shooter was sentenced to 15 years in custody in June. The second teen pleaded guilty for his role in disposing of Nahum’s body. He was sentenced in September 2012 to a year in the juvenile justice system followed by probation until he turns 18.
Mejia was friends with Nahum and was very upset by his death, said Salma Montero, 13, who met Mejia a few years ago at a church youth group in Plano.
Montero remembers Mejia as a “cool guy” who was always smiling, laughing and telling jokes. She said his family is “trying the hardest with this situation” and asks for prayers.
“I have no idea why someone would do this to him,” Montero said. “He was very loving and just a great person to be around. He cheered a lot of people up.”
A Nova Scotia man who admitted he tampered with his girlfriend’s condoms resulting in her pregnancy has lost his Supreme Court appeal and must now serve the balance of his 18-month jail sentence on a charge of sexual assault.
Canada’s top court unanimously upheld Craig Jaret Hutchinson’s sexual assault conviction on Friday morning.
Hutchinson’s lawyer Luke Craggs said, “It has been a very long battle.
“This matter has been going on for close to seven years. It’s been hard fought and it’s been draining and so obviously it’s a disappointing outcome. But, at the very least, there’s a measure of closure in it.”
In the summer of 2006, Hutchinson thought he could save his flagging relationship by getting his girlfriend pregnant. He surreptitiously poked holes in her condoms.
She eventually became pregnant, but asked for time to think. It was during that period that Hutchinson told her in a series of text messages what he’d done. She called police and had an abortion. A publication ban protects her identity.
“I don’t know if there are going to be any other cases like this. It’s not every day that we normally hear about someone sabotaging the birth control that a woman was counting on,” said Craggs.
In Friday’s 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Hutchinson deprived the woman of her ability to consent to sex.
“The accused’s condom sabotage constituted fraud … the result that no consent was obtained,” Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Thomas Cromwell wrote on behalf of the court.
“A person consents to how she will be touched, and she is entitled to decide what sexual activity she agrees to engage in for whatever reason she wishes. The fact that some of the consequences of her motives are more serious than others, such as pregnancy, does not in the slightest undermine her right to decide how the sexual activity she chooses to engage in is carried out. It is neither her partner’s business nor the state’s,” read the ruling.
“We conclude that where a complainant has chosen not to become pregnant, deceptions that deprive her of the benefit of that choice by making her pregnant, or exposing her to an increased risk of becoming pregnant by removing effective birth control, may constitute a sufficiently serious deprivation for the purposes of fraud vitiating consent.”
Oklahoma City police arrested a man after several children reported seeing him walking to his mailbox naked. Police said they also caught the man masturbating outside his house as a 14-year-old boy walked by.
According to police, about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to several reports of a man walking to get his mail naked in the 8300 block of N.W. 112th Terrace. A woman told police that she and her three children, ages 12,10,6, saw the man naked in his front yard.
When officers arrived at the scene, they spoke with the suspect, 68-year-old Hillard Stallings, at his house. Stallings told officers that he was a registered sex offender, but he refused to give them his ID.
According to the report, officers then contacted the Sex Crimes Unit, and they stated that if Stallings came outside, the officers could arrest him. However, police said Stallings was very rude and did not want to talk to the officers.
Officers said they believed the inappropriate behaviors would continue. An officer remained on the scene. About five minutes after they spoke to Stallings, the officer said he saw a 14-year-old boy standing in front of Stallings’ house, looking toward the front door.
When the officer got closer, he said he saw Stallings outside his house, “shaking his penis and thrusting his hips out” towards the boy , according to the report.
The officer then took Stallings into custody. He was taken to the Oklahoma County Jail on several charges, including three counts of indecent exposure, one count of failure to register as a sex offender, and one count of disorderly conduct by masturbating in public.
In total 17 machines had their cash slots force fed fecal matter by a 53-year-old suspect who told police after his arrest on Wednesday that he’d done it as a protest against ‘The System,’ French paper Le Télégramme reported.
The suspect is due in court later this spring on vandalism charges.
Police said he’d been collecting faeces for a couple days, though they didn’t specify the source, before he scooped it into the machines with a spatula. Apparently the whole episode was caught on surveillance cameras, which allowed police to identify the suspect.
The poo protest was apparently not his first attack against the ‘The System’. The suspect has also charged with spraying computers at a French post office with urine.
A domestic confrontation over “not putting the toilet seat down” resulted in the arrest of a North Dakota man for allegedly roughing up his sister, who had complained about his bathroom habits, police report.
Cops were summoned last week to the West Fargo residence shared by Thaddeus Morgan, 24, and his 23-year-old sister. Cynthia Morgan told officers that she had argued with her brother “because Thaddeus was upset because she got mad about him not putting the toilet seat down.”
During the confrontation, Cynthia charged, Thaddeus pushed her and broke her glasses. Additionally, when she sought to dial 911, he allegedly took her cell phone. When questioned by officers, Thaddeus reportedly admitted “interfering with the 911 call and slapping his sister with an open hand,” according to a police report.
Thaddeus also copped to pushing Cynthia and grabbing her wrists, but claimed that she “was throwing toys at him.”
Seen in the above mug shot, Morgan was arrested for interfering with an emergency call, a felony, and misdemeanor assault. He is scheduled for an April 2 District Court preliminary hearing.
Gabriella is not a Zambian, but she shared her story hours ago online to inform other women about her ordeal in the hands of her boyfriend and it has been going viral.
”This might be a little graphic but I just want to let everyone know that I am okay. I am a survivor of domestic violence with a boy I dated for 8 months. I really thought everything was fine but he constantly questioned me about cheating and flirting.
Non sense. I never looked at someone the way he looked at me. Thought I loved this boy. How can someone that ‘loves’ me do this to me? The scars on my chest are way worse and extend down to my right nipple, completely scarred. The skin on my shoulder has been completely skinned.
And I have bruising on my rib cage, neck, and my muscles. I was kicked out of a moving vehicle, then beaten and dragged, as I blacked out and was left lying there in my own puddle of blood. Doctors said I could have died if not made it when I did. I am so blessed and beyond lucky to be alive and have so much support from friends, family, and strangers. As I try to recover I ask to please keep me in your prayers. I have to wear a neck brace for 3-4 weeks, an arm cast and I can barely walk for now. Thank you for all the love. I hope to be an inspiration to women and anyone involved in domestic violence.”
A Texas meth-head and his sister confessed to incest after they were caught passionately kissing in prison, police said.
Charlene Ellet, 25, and her brother Cameron Beck, 26, were allegedly busted locking lips between jail cell bars after getting arrested for possession of meth.
The Houston duo now faces prohibited sexual conduct charges on top of the initial drug allegations.
Montgomery County Police Reporter said that the pair was picked up at a Wal-Mart on Friday after Ellet was caught stealing.
Deputies detained Beck, who’d driven his sister and her 2-year-old twin girls to the store, after finding traces of meth in his car.
Taken to Montgomery County Jail and placed in neighboring cells, deputies said they were stunned when the pair started kissing each other on the lips through the bars.
Confirming they were siblings, Ellet said they had the same biological mom but that she had been adopted.
She revealed they struck up a pen pal relationship as Beck was in prison and hooked up on his release in November.
The couple lived in a motel room with Ellet’s two daughters, and would often have sex behind a partition as the two girls watched TV.
The girls are now in the care of Ellet’s sister, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.
Ellet and Beck remain in Montgomery County Jail for possession of controlled substance and prohibited sexual conduct. Ellet was also issued a citation for shoplifting under $50.
This guy, obviously inebriated, challenging cars and passersby to fights and generally being a asshole. Not only does he get hit by a car, but (bonus!) he gets immediately arrested by some police that just happened upon the scene.
Though she claimed to be willing to kill her fiancé herself, a Wisconsin woman opted instead to offer an informant $1000 plus sexual favors to carry out the murder, police charge.
Jessica Strom, 33, allegedly wanted her beau, lawyer John Schellpfeffer, clipped at his office, according to Wausau Police Department reports. To help guide the gunman, Strom, a mother of three young children, provided a diagram of the 49-year-old Schellpfeffer’s workplace, as well as details about the daily routine of some of the attorney’s neighbors, cops noted.
The gunman, Strom remarked, could “blow his brains out and walk out.”
Police learned of the murder-for-hire plot last week, when the informant–a former classmate of Strom–contacted investigators. The informant, a licensed pilot, told cops that Strom, seen in the adjacent mug shot, asked to meet in person so that they could discuss a “business proposal.”
When they got together last Wednesday evening, the man told cops, Strom asked, “Would you ever kill anybody?” When the pilot said no, Strom replied, “Well, what would it take to do it?” She added, “You’re very thorough and you’re very neat and I think you would be a good person to do this for me.”
Strom told the pilot that she had been planning to kill Schellpfeffer for two years, claiming that the “controlling” attorney had “done bad things to her and others.” When the man remarked that she was in control and could “just get out of the relationship if she wanted to,” Strom replied “that wouldn’t give her any satisfaction,” investigators reported.
Though the pilot had declined the hit solicitation, Strom asked him to think about it overnight. But, she warned, “Don’t tell anyone about this. I don’t want to have to kill you too.” The man subsequently contacted cops and agreed to record a meeting with Strom.
As first reported by the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, Strom assured the man that the murder would be “easy,” noting that, “I would do it, but I can’t, I’d be the first one they’d come after.”
Though he had initially asked for $50,000 to kill Schellpfeffer, the informant told Strom that he would settle for $1000, adding “It’s better than nothing, I guess.” Strom replied, “And some sex!” At some point after the killing, Strom told the informant that she would meet up with him and “pay you and fuck you and whatever.”
Before separating, Strom told the pilot, “If you chicken out let me know, okay?” She added, “Because otherwise I’ll set it up with someone else.”
Strom’s home was raided by police Thursday night and she was arrested for conspiracy to commit first degree murder, which carries a maximum 60-year prison term.
Strom told cops that she was not serious about having Schellpfeffer killed, and had intended to contact the pilot the following day to call off the murder. Strom is pictured above with Schellpfeffer in a photo from her Facebook page.