Murderers had plenty of time to do their escape

Two murderers who used power tools to escape from a New York state prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture.

Richard matt
David sweat

Authorities were investigating how the inmates obtained the power tools they used in the breakout over the weekend.

“It was sophisticated plan,” Cuomo said. “It took a period of time, no doubt, to execute.”


To escape, the inmates had to cut into a steam pipe then shimmy “some distance,” Cuomo said, before cutting themselves out again. Their alleged path conjured images of “The Shawshank Redemption,” the 1994 film adaptation of a Stephen King story about an inmate’s carefully planned prison escape.

They used power tools to make their escape, leaving behind a taunting note urging authorities to “Have a nice day,” CBS New York reported.

The two escapees were both convicted killers.

David Sweat, 34, was serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2002 killing of a sheriff’s deputy. Richard Matt, 48, had been sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping, killing and dismembering his former boss in 1997.

“These are killers. They are murderers,” the governor said. “There’s never been a question about the crimes they committed. They are now on the loose, and our first order of business is apprehending them.”

Officials gave no details on how the men managed to avoid detection while they were cutting their way out. Cuomo said someone must have heard at least some of the noise.

“They had to be heard,” Cuomo told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

After the search for the two prisoners is over, authorities will conduct a full review of the escape, Cuomo said later Sunday.

“We’ll go through the exact details of what they did and how they did it to ensure this never happens again,” he said.

Authorities set up roadblocks and brought in bloodhounds and helicopters. Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the area around the prison, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of the Canadian border, following up on dozens of tips.

But authorities acknowledged they did not have a good idea of where the convicts could be. They may have crossed the border into Canada or headed to another state, Cuomo said.


Photo from the New York State Governor’s Office, shows where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York


“This is a crisis situation for the state,” he said. “These are dangerous men capable of committing grave crimes again.”

Cuomo emphasized the fact that at this point, they could be anywhere, CBS New York reported.

“We encourage all new yorkers to be on alert, all across the state,” Cuomo said. “There’s been a significant amount of time that has elapsed so there is a good possiblity that they are no longer in just the surrounding of the prison but they could be anywhere in the state.”

Prison officials found the inmates’ beds inside the 150-year-old Clinton Correctional Facility stuffed with clothes on Saturday morning in an apparent attempt to fool guards making their rounds. On a cut steam pipe, the prisoners left a taunting note containing a crude Asian caricature and the words, “Have a nice day.”

Officials said the inmates cut through the steel wall at the back of their cell, crawled down a catwalk, broke through a brick wall, cut their way into and out of a steam pipe, and then sliced through the chain and lock on a manhole cover outside the prison.

It was the first escape from the maximum-security portion of the prison, which was built in 1865.

The men may have had assistance outside the prison, perhaps meeting up with someone who helped them leave the area, investigators said.

Cuomo said investigators were confident the men obtained the tools inside the prison. Acting Corrections Commissioner Anthony Annucci said an inventory of prison tools had so far shown none missing and he was in contact with contractors who were doing or had done work at the prison.

Steven Tarsia, brother of slain sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Tarsia, said that finding out his brother’s killer had escaped “turns your world upside-down all over again.”

He said that just the other day, he found he couldn’t remember the names of the men responsible for his brother’s death.

“All of a sudden, I remember them again,” he said.

Prison escapes “are a relatively rare event,” said Martin Horn, former New York City corrections commissioner who is now a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “That tells you that a great deal of planning is involved because it’s not an easy thing to accomplish.”

Someone was seriously sleeping on the job on this one!!!

Out of control police officer in Texas-Decide this one for yourself………..


A Texas police officer who drew his gun on unarmed teenagers while responding to a disturbance at a pool party and threw a 14-year-old girl in a bathing suit to the ground has been placed on administrative leave, officials said Sunday.

 

The incident occurred Friday night in McKinney, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas, when police were called to a private community pool where a large crowd had gathered.

In a video taken by a teenage bystander and posted to YouTube, the officer, who is white, can be seen shouting obscenities and ordering some black teens to lie on the ground while telling others to disperse. The officer is then seen grabbing the back of the girl’s head, throwing her to the ground and pushing her face down, then pulling his gun on a pair of black teenagers who appeared to be coming to her aid.

“This video has raised concerns that are being investigated,” the McKinney Police Department said in a statement.

The officer who is wearing chevrons on his sleeve, which means he is either a supervisor or a training officer, Used very little self-control and pulled a gun on unarmed juveniles and escalated an incident instead of trying to resolve it.

The happiest place on Earth anymore? Maybe not anymore………


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In October of last year, about 250 Disney employees, white collar workers who did data management at Disney Parks, were gathered in conference rooms and told their last day on the job would be Jan. 30, 2015. But, it got worse: They also learned they’d be expected to spend their last few months training the workers who’d replace them — immigrant workers brought in on temporary visas from an outsourcing company in India, according to a New York Times report. 

“It was so humiliating to train somebody else to take over your job,” one former employee, an American man in his 40s, told the Times. “I still can’t grasp it.”

Americans are used to jobs disappearing overseas, but this is a newer phenomena: white collar workers coming to the States on a temporary visa called H-1B, to replace American employees inside the States — mostly, so the company can cut costs.

According to the law, that type of visa should only be given to foreigners with advanced skills when Americans can’t be found to fill the positions. In other words, they shouldn’t come at the expense of American jobs. In this instance, that appears not to be the case.

Back in the fall of 2014, when Disney notified the group of employees that their jobs were being eliminated, they were given 90 days to apply for different positions within the company. For those who didn’t qualify for other positions, Disney provided severance packages and job assistance.

Most of the affected employees are located at the Orlando, Florida, Disney World, with a others at Disneyland park in Anaheim, California.

First they were allowed to send jobs to other countries now they are bringing those same workers here.

Dipshit of the day:Nesquehoning police officer Steven Homanko

  To serve and do what again????

Nesquehoning police officer Steven Homanko was driving 113 mph when he crashed last year on Route 209 in Carbon County during a chase while on duty, causing a collision that killed a 69-year-old woman, authorities said.

Homanko, 26, of Beaver Meadows was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle and related offenses in the May 12 crash that killed Carola R. Sauers and seriously injured her 64-year-old husband, Michael Sauers, state police said.




Nesquehoning police cruiser crashes into car, kills passenger

A joint investigation by state police and the attorney general’s office determined Homanko was going 113 mph as he chased a yellow car that had illegally passed two vehicles on Route 209, according to court records. During an interview with investigators, Homanko told police he did not think he was going more than 70 mph, according to court records.

An analysis of the police cruiser’s video camera showed Homanko made a left turn from Route 93 onto Route 209 to go after the yellow car, but then his camera “abruptly stops” recording, according to court records. Homanko claimed he did not shut off his camera, records show.

The yellow car was later stopped by Jim Thorpe police and the driver said she never knew she was being chased by a police officer, according to court records. Some witnesses told police the yellow car was quite a distance away from Homanko when he started his pursuit, according to court records.

State police spoke to five witnesses who said they saw Homanko speeding and driving carelessly for no apparent reason, according to court records.

One said he witnessed the police cruiser slide sideways into a car in the opposite lane. The driver of the other car, Michael Sauers, tried to avoid the crash but couldn’t, the witness told police. An accident reconstruction found the rear driver’s side of Homanko’s cruiser struck the front bumper of Sauers’ car.

The witness then walked up to Homanko’s vehicle and said, “What did you do to those people,” according to court records. Homanko responded he was pursuing two people, records show.

The Sauers were both flown by helicopter to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill. Carola R. Sauers, a licensed physical therapy assistant from Hazleton, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her husband required several surgeries, according to court records.

Homanko was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

Homanko is also charged with aggravated assault by a vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, careless driving, driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds and a road violation.

I wonder why anyone would think that an infraction ticket is worth more than a life.

Retro of the day:

“Heartbreaker” is a song by American singer Pat Benatar. Released in 1979 as the third single from her debut studio album In the Heat of the Night. Written and composed by Geoff Gill and Cliff Wade, the song had first been recorded by English singer Jenny Darren on her 1978 album “Queen of Fools” and Benatar made adjustments in the original lyrics as such references as “A to Zed” and “moonraker” which would have likely confused American listeners. “Heartbreaker” proved to be Benatar’s breakthrough single, reaching #23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] and #19 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, the song peaked at number 16.

 

Although “Heartbreaker” is only Benatar’s tenth highest-charting US single, it spent four and a half months on the U.S. charts, with only three of her singles surpassing that amount of time.

The song is featured as downloadable content for the music video game series Rock Band,[2] and is a playable song for the game Guitar Hero World Tour. The song is also a playable song for the game Karaoke Revolution: Presents American Idol, as well as downloadable content for its sequel, American Idol Encore. Alvin and the Chipmunkscovered the song for their 1982 album Chipmunk Rock.Former American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta regularly covers the song as part of her set on the Glam Nation Tour.[3] This song was also performed by Benatar and her band in theCharmed episode “Lucky Charmed.”

The song was named the 72nd best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, tween band The Pop Rocks performed a parody as a Steelers fan song in January 2009.[4] A parody version was sung by Silas Weir Mitchell‘s character Donny Jones in the My Name Is Earl episode “The Birthday Party.”