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Sad and crazy story.

Woman Files Domestic Abuse Report in Spanish. Police Never Translate It to English. Now The Worst Thing Imaginable Has Happened to Her and Her Daughters. | TheBlaze.com

After Deisy Garcia filed a domestic-abuse report last May in her native language, Spanish, it was never translated into English for review, New York City Police said according to CNN.

But that wasn’t the only time the Queens, N.Y. mother of two sought help from authorities. She filed two reports concerning her husband’s violence and threats last November, at least one of them in Spanish.

On Jan. 17, Garcia and her daughters, Daniela, 2, and Yoselin, 1, were found stabbed to death in their apartment, allegedly by Garcia’s husband and the girls’ father, Miguel Mejia-Ramos.

And there’s no explanation from the NYPD why English translation didn’t occur or why action apparently wasn’t taken.

“I knew about the police report, and I knew about the police showing up at the house previously on one of the times where Deisy had called the police because she had been the victim of domestic violence,” Roger Asmar, an attorney hired by Garcia’s family, told CNN. “But we did not know that every time Deisy filled out a report — every time she went to the precinct or the cops came to the house — no one actually translated the text into English, so, apparently no one looked into it.

“No one translated it and they just put it away or placed it into the system … three complaints were filed by Deisy, and none of the times she filed a complaint did police actually arrest Mr. Mejia, her ex-husband.” (TheBlaze confirmed Thursday with the Queens, N.Y. district attorney’s office that Mejia was, in fact, Garcia’s husband, not ex-husband.)

Garcia’s family says that had police responded more proactively, she might still be alive.

“If they would have given it more importance, would have translated it to English, then maybe they (police) would have figured out what to do, they would have investigated him, been more on top of the case, what was happening with them,” Luzmina Alvarado, Garcia’s mother, told CNN. “If the police had done something, this tragedy could have been avoided — my daughter would be alive.”

In statements to police following his arrest, Mejia-Ramos, 28, allegedly said he’d been drinking on the night of January 18, arrived home, went through Garcia’s phone and Facebook account, saw a photo of her with another man and “snapped,” noted the Queen’s district attorney’s office.

Mejia-Ramos reportedly used two knives to stab Garcia multiple times before giving his daughters each a hug and a kiss, asking forgiveness, then stabbing them both multiple times.

On May 30, Garcia filed a police report in Spanish saying she feared her husband would kill her and their two daughters. CNN said it obtained copies of similar reports dated November 27 and 28 from Garcia’s family, who found them among Deisy Garcia’s belongings after her death.

In the November 27, police apparently responded to a call from Garcia, who reported in Spanish that her husband threatened to kill her: “…at about 2:40 am my husband came home and assaulted me, he pulled my hair and kicked me twice, then grabbed my phone. After he did that, I called the police, but he changed and ran out taking a phone that is not mine with him. Today in the morning, he was threatening me that he would take away my daughters.”

About two months before Garcia filed her domestic-abuse report in May, a group focused on “limited English proficient” domestic-violence victims filed a lawsuit against the New York City on behalf of six other Latina women, alleging the NYPD denies interpreters to those with limited English-speaking ability, in effect depriving “them of access to NYPD services.”

“Not only does the NYPD fail to provide language assistance, it also degrades, ridicules and otherwise mistreats limited English proficient individuals who request interpreter services, actively demeaning them for their lack of English proficiency,” according to the lawsuit filed by the Violence Intervention Program, CNN noted.

The NYPD directed CNN’s inquiries regarding the lawsuit to the New York City Law Department, which said: “The NYPD has more foreign-language-speaking officers than any police department in the country, including thousands of Spanish-speaking officers. Also, the NYPD has a corps of 19,000 members of the service who can provide interpretation services in over 70 languages.”

After the slayings, Mejia-Ramos attempted to enter Mexico but was arrested Jan. 21 in Schulenburg, Texas, near the border, and was returned to New York. Mejia-Ramos allegedly told police he killed his daughters because he didn’t have car seats for them, CBS News reported.

He’s charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted on the murder charge, according to the district attorney’s office.

Due to an internal review into the failure to translate domestic incident reports, the NYPD is verbally instructing officers how to translate and store domestic incident reports in languages other than English.

“A memo will be transmitted to all commands informing domestic violence officers to immediately locate a member of the command who possesses the necessary language skills to translate a victim’s written statement to English,” NYPD Detective Cheryl Crispin told CNN.

That’s not likely enough for Garcia’s family.

“We’re thinking maybe we sue the police because this wasn’t just his (Mejia-Ramos’) fault, the authorities are also at fault,” Garcia’s mother told CNN.

“My daughter may be dead and can’t do anything in this case, but I want justice.”
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Contemplating suicide? Have no fear! The white umbrella brigade will save you!

Heart-Stopping Video: Woman Tries Jumping to Her Death, Bystanders Say ‘Not On Our Watch’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

Glad she survived. Maybe they can send her to the U.S. where she can get some quality care. Once released, they can make her a citizen and she can become an Oregon Democratic Congressman.



Surveillance video captured the frightening moments when a woman in China attempted to fling herself from an overpass and a large group of bystanders pulled her to safety.

The woman, dressed in black tights and a pink jacket, is seen in the footage walking to the railing and beginning to climb over it.

But another woman, holding a white umbrella, ran over and grabbed the woman just before she was completely on the other side of the railing.

The woman attempting to jump appeared to prevent herself from falling by grabbing a large pillar with her right hand and the woman trying to save her held on.

Seconds later, a man ran over to help.

Then others.

One bystander appeared to call for more help, and more people arrived to try pulling the woman to safety.

Finally, the group was able to rescue the woman, carrying her to the middle of street and then escorting her away.

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Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in M4 carbine assault rifle - Washington Times

This comes from the washington times and they hate it when you post a couple of paragraphs so I just posted the the link to the article.

Apparently the new M4 carbine is junk and the soldiers who have to use them must modify these themselves in order to save their own necks.

I remember in Vietnam the M16 was pretty much garbage as well

It always amazes me that our military buys crap and then tells the soldiers to suck it up.
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Yeah...You don't even need to read the story...headline says it all...

Lesbian animal charity boss in tragic love triangle paid £180,000 to gag at least six senior members of staff
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Little creepy.

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I'm gonna 'Oftencold-proof' this story so those with common sense can understand and get past the political correctness writers these days use when discussing people of one gender who pretend to be another.

Dude was born a man, thinks he's a woman, and is suing CrossFit because they won't let him compete in their annual female competition.

This guy knows he has no chance competing against fellow men, so is takin' the cheesy way out and resorting to go up against women.

He''s also lookin' to use our circus courts to make a little bank for himself with a retarded, frivolous, lawsuit.

‘Completely Untrue, Scientifically’: Why a Transgender Woman Is Suing CrossFit | TheBlaze.com

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A transgender woman in Northern California has sued the company behind the popular CrossFit workouts for refusing to let her compete in the female division of its annual fitness competitions.

The lawsuit brought Thursday by Chloie Jonsson, 34, accuses CrossFit Inc. of violating her rights under a California law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Jonsson’s complaint says she was born male but has been living as a woman since she was a teenager and underwent sex reassignment surgery eight years ago. The surgery, coupled with the female hormones she takes, satisfied the state’s requirements for her to be recognized as female on her birth certificate and other official documents.

Her lawyer, Waukeen McCoy, said Jonsson, who works as a personal trainer and is an avid CrossFit practitioner, first spoke to company representatives about her background a year ago after a teammate learned that participants in the Reebok CrossFit Games were required to register according to their gender at birth.

“They said she has an advantage over other women because of the sex she was born with, and that is completely untrue, scientifically,” McCoy said, noting that the International Olympic Committee and other sports governing bodies allow athletes who have undergone surgery, taken hormones and secured legal recognition to compete in the category that corresponds to their affirmed gender.

CrossFit’s general counsel, Dale Saran, would not comment on the lawsuit, which seeks $2.5 million in damages. Saran directed The Associated Press to a CrossFit online discussion board, where he posted that Jonsson had never supplied medical documents to back up her assertion that she was a woman. He also dismissed McCoy’s suggestion that transgender athletes are engaged in a struggle as valid as the one black baseball players waged to be accepted in the major leagues.

“The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women,” Saran wrote in a letter to McCoy that’s linked to the discussion board. “That Chloie may have felt herself emotionally, and very conscientiously, to be a woman in her heart, and that she ultimately underwent the legal and other surgical procedures to carry that out, cannot change that reality.”

Saran said CrossFit may create a separate division for transgender athletes if enough step forward to compete.

“Our decision has nothing to do with ‘ignorance’ or being bigots – it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school,” he said.

CrossFit is headquartered in Washington, D.C., but its founder, Greg Glassman, launched it in Santa Cruz, Calif. in the late 1990s. The company has 7,000 affiliate gyms around the world where classes offer an intense, military-style mix of weight-lifting, core conditioning and cardio exercises, according to its website.

Individuals and teams compete every year in the timed CrossFit Games to determine who can complete the most repetitions of various exercises.
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We can't cure cancer and diseases, but we sure as f*ck can make sure a device is invented that lets us dip cookies into a glass of milk without getting our fingers wet.

Dunking Buddy makes dunking cookies easy and mess free | Fox News

The heavenly experience of eating cookies and milk is about to get even better.

Perhaps you’ve faced the age-old problem of an aching hand while waiting for a cookie to soften in a glass of ice cold milk? What about those unsightly milk covered fingers that come along with trying to retrieve a sunken treat?

These snacking disasters may finally be solved with a revolutionary new device by inventors Jason Wells and Kiana Machnicz.

Enter the Dunkin Buddy—a mini apparatus that allows snack lovers to submerge any cookie of choice-- completely hands free. The secret is the design, which is essentially a cup within a cup. The smaller cup holds the cookie and a magnet attached to the outside holds and controls how far the cookie is lowered in the user's drink.

"We came up with the idea this past October when we were dunking Oreo cookies while watching TV one night," Wells told ABC News. "The next day we started making clay prototypes and then a few weeks later had a couple different 3D printed prototypes made."

Unfortunately, it looks like the public might not be as enthusiastic about the small device. The invention is currently in its prototype phase, having failed to secure the necessary $10,000 from its first Kickstarter campaign. No word yet on how the inventors plan to proceed with production

And do the inventors have any dunking advice?

"We both like to dunk chocolate chip cookies and Oreo cookies for about 20 to 30 seconds to where they are soft to eat, but not so soft you can't pick them up without them falling apart in your hand," said Wells. "But Nutter Butter cookies can take well beyond that to soften."

With new the Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk shot that recently debuted at SXSW, it looks like this classic combo is reclaiming its sweet spotlight.
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Some sobering sh*t. I can't imagine being the father of a kid who did something so heinous.

Pretty harsh to say your own child was never born, but I totally see where this dude is comin' from.

I'm sure this whole ordeal has been hell on him. The second-guessing on what you coulda done differently to prevent this tragedy has got to be maddening.

Adam Lanza's dad wishes son had never been born, says 'you can't get any more evil' | Fox News

The father of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza said in his first interview about the massacre that what his son did couldn't "get any more evil" and he wishes his son hadn't been born.

In his most extensive comments since the shooting, Peter Lanza described his struggle to comprehend the actions of his son, who killed his mother then gunned down 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December 2012.

Lanza also told The New Yorker magazine in a series of interviews last fall that he believes Adam would have killed him, too, if he had the chance. And he often contemplates what he could have done differently in his relationship with Adam, although he believes the killings couldn't have been predicted.

"Any variation on what I did and how my relationship was had to be good, because no outcome could be worse," Peter Lanza told the magazine in an article dated March 17. "You can't get any more evil. ... How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? A lot."

He said he hadn't seen his son in two years when Adam committed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Adam killed himself as police arrived at the scene. He also fatally shot his mother, Nancy, in their Newtown home before going to the school.

The magazine interviews are Peter Lanza's first public comments since he released a statement the day after the massacre, when he expressed sympathy for the victims' families and puzzlement over his son's actions.

Peter and Nancy Lanza separated in 2001 and divorced in 2009. He last saw Adam in October 2010 and wanted to maintain contact with him. But Nancy Lanza wrote him an email saying Adam didn't want to see him, despite her efforts to reason with him. Several plans to meet with his son fell through. Peter Lanza said he felt frustrated and even considered hiring a private investigator to find out what his son was doing "so I could bump into him." He said he felt that showing up unannounced at his son's home would only make things worse.

Peter Lanza said Adam was 13 when a psychiatrist diagnosed him with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism not associated with violence. But he believes the syndrome "veiled a contaminant" that wasn't Asperger's.

"I was thinking it could mask schizophrenia," said Peter Lanza, who lives in Fairfield County, Conn., and is vice president for taxes at a General Electric subsidiary, GE Energy Financial Services.

A spokesman for Peter Lanza said Monday that Lanza would not be commenting further.

Peter Lanza told the magazine that, as a young child, his son was "just a normal little weird kid" who used to spend hours with his father playing with Legos.

But as he grew older, Adam's mental health problems worsened, according to Connecticut State Police documents. A Yale University professor diagnosed Lanza in 2006 with profound autism spectrum disorder, "with rigidity, isolation, and a lack of comprehension of ordinary social interaction and communications," while also displaying symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, the documents show.

Peter Lanza said his and Nancy Lanza's concerns about Adam increased when he began middle school.

"It was crystal clear something was wrong," he said. "The social awkwardness, the uncomfortable anxiety, unable to sleep, stress, unable to concentrate, having a hard time learning, the awkward walk, reduced eye contact. You could see the changes occurring."

After the killings, police investigators discovered that Adam Lanza had written violent stories as a child and later became interested in mass murders.

Peter Lanza believes his son had no affection for him at the time of the shootings.

"With hindsight, I know Adam would have killed me in a heartbeat, if he'd had the chance. I don't question that for a minute," he told the magazine.

Peter Lanza said he has searched psychiatric literature on mass killers to try to understand what happened. He was asked how he would feel if he could see his son again.

"Quite honestly, I think that I wouldn't recognize the person I saw," he said. "All I could picture is there'd be nothing there, there'd be nothing. Almost, like, `Who are you, stranger?"'

He said he wished Adam had never been born.

"That didn't come right away," Peter Lanza said about that statement. "That's not a natural thing, when you're thinking about your kid. But, God, there's no question. There can only be one conclusion, when you finally get there. That's fairly recent, too, but that's totally where I am."
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Attention! If you squeezed out a bloody, slimy, bundle of joy onto a urine-soaked BK bathroom floor twenty-eight years ago, someone wants to say hi.

And also wants to know WTF is wrong with you.

Seriously? A Burger King bathroom? Don't irresponsible preggos have the decency to toss their favorite mistakes outside in a bush during prom anymore?

This poor woman deserved at least an Arby's birth.

'Burger King baby' Katheryn Deprill's search for mom draws Facebook frenzy | Fox News



When Katheryn Deprill was just hours old, her mother left her on the bathroom floor of an Allentown, Pa. Burger King.

The year was 1986, and Deprill was quickly discovered by patrons and workers at the fast food joint. She would be raised by her adoptive parents, grow up to become an EMT, get married and one day have three children of her own.

All while never knowing her biological mother’s identity.

“Unless you’re adopted, you’re not going to understand that piece of you that feels like it’s missing if you don’t know who your parents are,” Deprill, now 27, told FoxNews.com on Monday.

Bothered by doctors’ questions about her family’s medical history, Deprill earlier this month decided to seek out her mother, posting a photo on Facebook of herself holding a sign asking for help.

“Looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15th 1986. She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA,” the note says. “Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this. Thank you.”

A little over one week later and nearly 27,000 people have shared her story – but still no sign from the mystery mom.

Deprill learned about her abandonment as a 12-year-old, when her sixth-grade teacher assigned the class to a project focusing on the students' family backgrounds. Deprill came home and demanded answers from her adoptive parents, Brenda and Carl Hollis. They slid a scrapbook in front of her that held newspaper clippings from 1986.

The articles explained how a Burger King patron had heard a baby's cries and discovered Katheryn on the bathroom floor. How a restaurant worker then called police. How police were trying to track down the mother.

At first, the preteen thought there was something about her that had pushed her mother to abandon her. But as she grew older, she began to not only sympathize with her biological mom, but become grateful that she never used drugs or alcohol during her pregnancy, allowing Deprill to grow up healthy.

“I can’t imagine what she had to go through,” Deprill said. “She could have been in a very abusive relationship. There are so many things that could have been, and you don’t know until you walk a mile in her shoes.”

Deprill insists that no legal action can be taken against her biological mother, and adds that her cause has spurred other people to look for their birth parents as well. And she says her story serves as a reminder for parents who are unable to raise their children.

“There’s always an option to just not leave your baby,” she says. “Adoption is just a wonderful thing.”
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I don't care how old ya are. You get hit upside the dome with a hammer, you're probably goin' down.

Detroit man, 82, attacks home invasion suspect with hammer | Fox News

An 82-year-old Detroit man attacked a home invasion suspect with a hammer Sunday after the intruder refused to leave his property, MyFoxDetroit.com reported.

George Bradford told the station that he woke up to the screams of his daughter and granddaughter after someone broke into the home through a basement window.

Bradford "could hear him walking up the stairs" and said he went into his kitchen to fetch a hammer. When the intruder refused to leave, Bradford said he "let him have it."

"He asked me not to kill him," said Bradford. who hit the intruder once with the hammer.

Detroit police officers then arrived at the scene and say they found a man in his 30s in the front living room area with blood dripping from his head.

The suspect, 33, was treated by medics at the scene, then arrested for home invasion and taken into custody.
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