Dipshit of the day: Judge locks up kids for not having lunch with Dad…….

Just for information there was an interesting comment about the judge on this posting and a fund raising for the Mother. But seems no interest in funding for the kids. Not to mentioned the kids are no longer anonymous with this type activity and isn’t this what it is supposed to be about is protecting the kids?

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Dipshit of the day: Judge locks up kids for not having lunch with Dad…….

Typhoon Chan-Hom forces evacuation of 1 million in China

More than 1 million people were evacuated in eastern China as Typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall Saturday afternoon.

The storm’s powerful winds knocked out power and collapsed houses, and thousands of businesses were affected by flooding, the government-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

The storm made landfall shortly before 5 p.m. local time in the Zhujiajian Township of Putuo District in the island city of Zhoushan. Authorities reported no immediate casualties. Television coverage showed waves breaking over storm surge barriers along the coast, and passenger ferries were forced to cancel service.

Top sustained winds were estimated to be 98 mph, making Chan-Hom a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, the Weather Channel said. At the Shanghai airport, about 80 miles north of Zhoushan, data showed sustained winds of more than 40 mph, with gusts about 50 mph. In Taiwan, more than 200 miles south of Zhoushan, a rainfall gage indicated more than 16 inches of rain had fallen in two days as the storm slowly moved through.

The National Weather Service said in an advisory that typhoon-force winds extended 40 miles from center of Chan-Hom, with tropical storm-force winds extending 165 miles.

Chan-Hom is expected to weaken as it moves inland.

Another typhoon, Nangka, is making its way northwest in the Pacific, potentially on target to hit Japan on Thursday. Nangka was briefly categorized as a “super typhoon” with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph early Friday but weakened slightly Saturday, the Weather Channel said.

“El Chapo” Guzman escapes from lockup in Mexico

 

Top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has done what Mexican authorities promised would not happen again after his re-capture last year – escaped for a second time from a maximum security prison.

A manhunt began immediately late Saturday for the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, which has an international reach and is believed to control most of the major crossing points for drugs at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Associated Press journalists near the Altiplano prison, 56 miles west of Mexico City, said the roads were being heavily patrolled by Federal Police, who had also set up checkpoints. Flights were also suspended at Toluca airport near the penitentiary in the state of Mexico.

Guzman was last seen about 9 p.m. Saturday in the shower area of the Altiplano prison, according to a statement from the National Security Commission issued early Sunday. After a time, he was lost by the prison’s security camera surveillance network. Upon checking his cell, authorities found it empty.

Mexican officials had no further comment on Guzman’s escape, but scheduled a press conference for Sunday morning.

Guzman’s escape is a blow to the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, which has received plaudits for its aggressive approach to top drug lords. Since the government took office in late 2012, Mexican authorities have nabbed or killed six of them, including Guzman.

Guzman was caught by authorities for the first time in Guatemala in 1993, extradited and sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug-trafficking related charges. He escaped from Puente Grande, another Mexican maximum-security prison in western Jalisco state, in 2001 with the help of prison guards. The lore says he escaped in a laundry cart, although there have been several versions of how he got away.

Guzman, known by the nickname “El Chapo,” Spanish for “shorty,” gained an outsized reputation. After his first escape, he used money, violence and gee-whiz escapes worthy of a James Bond villain to avoid capture. A myth grew that he was untouchable.

He was re-captured in February 2014 after eluding authorities for days across his home state of Sinaloa, for which the cartel is named. Officials say a cellphone used by one of his aides led to the arrest. He was listed as 56 years old last year, though there are discrepancies in his birth date.

Guzman faces multiple federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S. as well as Mexico, and was on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most-wanted list. The U.S. has said it would file an extradition request, though it’s not clear if that has already happened. American officials have expressed an eagerness to prosecute Guzman for what they believe is an extensive drug running operation across the U.S.

Former Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told The AP earlier this year that sending Guzman to the United States would save Mexico a lot of money, but said Mexico would prosecute him at home as a matter of national sovereignty.

He dismissed concerns that Guzman could escape a second time. That risk “does not exist,” Murillo Karam said.

During his first stint as a fugitive, Guzman transformed himself from a middling Mexican capo into arguably the most powerful drug trafficker in the world. His fortune grew to be estimated at more than $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine, which listed him among the “World’s Most Powerful People” (along with the U.S. Treasury Department) and ranked him above the presidents of France and Venezuela.

CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports Guzman was the first Mexican drug trafficker to hire architects and engineers to build elaborate tunnels, complete with railways, to ferry drugs under the U.S.-Mexico border and he spent millions adapting them to use as escape routes from his many hideouts.

Guzman has long been known for his ability to pay off local residents and even authorities, who would tip him off to security operations launched for his capture. He finally was tracked down to a modest beachside high-rise in the Pacific Coast resort city of Mazatlan on Feb. 22, 2014, where he had been hiding with his wife and twin daughters. He was taken in the early morning without a shot fired.

But before they reached him, security forces went on a several-day chase through Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state. They found houses where Guzman supposedly had been staying with steel-enforced doors and elaborate tunnels that allowed him to escape through the sewer system.

Even with his 2014 capture, Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel empire continues to stretch throughout North America and reaches as far away as Europe and Australia. The cartel has been heavily involved in the bloody drug war that has torn through parts of Mexico for the last decade, taking at least an estimated 100,000 lives.

Altiplano, which is considered the main and most secure of Mexico’s federal prisons, also houses Zetas drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Trevino, and Edgar Valdes Villarreal, known as “La Barbie,” of the Beltran Leyva cartel.

Money always trumps all…….

And on and on it goes…….

 

Los Angeles sheriff relieves jail employees of duty over inmate neglect complaint

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has relieved 10 jail employees of duty and reassigned others over an inmate’s complaint that he was denied food for more than a day, the sheriff said in a statement on Saturday.

The officers relieved of duty include two lieutenants and one sergeant, according to the sheriff’s department.

The action by Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who was elected to the position last year, follows several scandals at the department’s jails that have drawn increased scrutiny of detention facilities that collectively rank as the nation’s largest jail system, with about 20,000 inmates.

The investigation into the latest suspected misconduct began with a complaint filed by an inmate on June 27, eight days after being booked.

According to the sheriff’s department statement, it appeared that after the male inmate reportedly assaulted a female sheriff’s deputy, he was restrained in handcuffs for about 32 hours, denied food and given only a cup of water. During that time, he was given medical attention, the department said.

“Immediately upon learning of troubling allegations of possible neglect of an inmate at the inmate reception center, my department’s executives relieved 10 jail employees of duty, including supervisors,” McDonnell said in the statement.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing,” he added.

Besides the employees relieved of duty, other unspecified employees have been reassigned pending investigation, the department said.

Retro of the day: The Rolling Stones


Paint It Black” (originally released as “Paint It, Black“) is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, written by the songwriting partnership of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and first released as a single on 6 May 1966 (see1966 in music). It was later included as the opening track to the U.S. version of their 1966 albumAftermath.[3]Musically inspired by the sitar playing of George Harrison and Harihar Rao, “Paint It Black”, along with the Jagger and Richards-penned “Mother’s Little Helper“, was influential in developing the musical styles of psychedelic rock and raga rock

 

 

“Paint It Black” reached number one in both the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. The song became The Rolling Stones’ third number one hit single in the U.S., and sixth in the UK.[6][7] Since its initial release, the song has remained influential as the first number one hit featuring a sitar, particularly in the UK where it has charted in two other instances, and has been the subject of multiple cover versionscompilation albums, and film appearances