Daily Archives: November 23, 2012

False Rape Accusations Birth a Friendship

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“I Didn’t Do It,” a show that airs on Discovery ID, recently covered a story about Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton. Jennifer Thompson wrongly accused Cotton of raping her in 1984, though she did not do it on purpose. She had an unwavering certainty that  Ronald Cotton was her attacker and succeeded in convincing two juries he was.

Cotton was sentenced to life behind bars in North Carolina in both his trial and a re-trial. During the  re-trial, a second victim claimed Cotton raped her as well. Cotton never stopped pleading his innocence.

Cotton served eleven years into his sentence, when he asked for new DNA testing technology to be used. This was the factor that proved him to be innocent and released in 1994. Thompson and Cotton met after his release so she could apologize.

Thompson and Cotton have since developed a close relationship and have been working together as advocates for the falsely accused. The two wrote a book about their unusual shared experience.

Cotton was awarded restitution for his time served, and started a family, but has unfortunately fallen on hard times since suffering a stroke.

Cotton also identified Thompson’s real attacker, Bobby Poole, who was an imate in the same facility as Cotton.

Read more at The Huffington Post

Janitor’s Double Life Ended With Bullets

 

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Michael Webb, 56, was viewed as the go-to Mr. Fix-It at the LA Fitness gym in Deerfield Beach, Fla. where he worked. Sean Lynch, the gym’s general manager, had nothing but positive things to say about Webb.

Unfortunately, the truth about Webb surfaced on Nov. 2 after he led authorities on a high speed chase that followed the bank robbery. This was his sixth attempt in recent months. Police stated that Webb was one of the most “prolific serial bank robbers in South Florida,” according to a local newspaper.

Webb reportedly had a history of crime, including one stretch between 1989 and 1990, in which he robbed seven banks throughout South Florida. He robbed one bank in the area for $100,000, before being captured and imprisoned.

Authorities reported that Webb hopped over a bulletproof glass partition at a Chase Bank in Pampano Beach, Fla., before heading off in a getaway car. Police caught up with Webb on I-95 and Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy German Bickbau rammed Webb’s car from behind, forcing Webb to roll out of it. Two deputies then fired at Webb resulting in his death.

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Jill Kelley’s Financial Problems Exposed

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Jill Kelley, 37, better known as the woman who blew the whistle on Gen. David Petraeus and his affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, is being reported to have financial issues.

The Florida woman who first exposed the head of the CIA causing him to resign on Friday, November 9th, has been in financial and legal troubles for quite some time. Kelley and her husband Scott Kelley, who is a cancer surgeon, have been sued approximately nine times, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times.

The couple is also facing foreclosure on their $1.5 million dollar home in Tampa, as well as a three-story office building they own and are millions of dollars in debt due to the lavish lifestyle they live. In lieu of the trouble they are facing, the Kelleys have hired attorney Abbe Lowell, who represented former presidential candidate John Edwards, and crisis manager Judy Smith, who worked for Monica Lewinsky.

Read more at The Huffington Post

Mayim Bialik Announce Divorce

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Mayim Bialik has announced that she and husband Michael Stone are divorcing.

The current Big Bang Theory star, 36, and Stone cite “irreconcilable differences” for their split and had been married for nine years.  The couple had married in August 2003 in Pasadena, Calif.

Bialik and Stone are the parents to two sons, Miles, 7, and Fred, 4.

In her statement, written on her Kveller.com parenting blog, “The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless and possible.  Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on.  Our privacy has always been important and is even more so now, and we thank you in advance for respecting it as we negotiate this new terrain.”

Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons Separate

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Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have separated.

Hounsou, 48, and Simmons, 37, first met in 2007, following her split from husband Russell Simmons.  They had been together for 5 years.

The couple have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3 years old, while Simmons has two daughters, Ming, 12, and Aoki, 10, with her ex-husband.

On Nov. 21, Simmons tweeted, “There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating.  The truth is Djimon + I have been separated for some time.  We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends + family.  We all have much to be thankful for.”

Egypt Shares Tumble on Gaza as Israel Gains Amid Truce Bets

With the down fall of the economy, some shares have been spirally downhill. Egypt is a prime example of how things can go downhill. Egypt has been struggling with their government and controlling the public with Israels attack on Gaza.President Mohamed Mursi has been struggling with losing his supporters. Stocks have fallen because of various attacks, with the latest of a train wreck. The accumulation of negative news is hurting the stocks, peaks, and a future of a treaty.Israel’s TA-25 (TA-25) Index gained 1.4 percent, the most since Oct. 2, to 1,198.38, at the market close in Tel Aviv. “There are reports of cease-fire talks,” Richard Gussow, senior analyst at Tel Aviv-based DS Securities & Investments Ltd. “Investors see the military action coming to an end and are coming back into the market.”

 

Egyptian supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi clash in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria on November 23, 2012. Opponents set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in three Egyptian cities, state television reported, as rival rallies gathered nationwide a day after Morsi assumed sweeping powers.

 

Six Die in Explosion

November 17,2012, six people died in an explosion. It was reported that a mini bus was involved in the explosion. Police and officials at the Kenyatta National Hospital say 21 patients with multiple injuries are still admitted in the hospital. They include a suspect who witnesses claim was behind the blast. The Police say they are yet to interrogate the suspect ,but reported that he is in a stable condition.Police reported that the explosion by a device that was abandoned in the vehicle. Tensions have been between non-Somalis and Somalis. Some Somalis have formed into defense groups. As the police regained control, both groups returned into a somewhat peaceful mindset.

 

 

 

 

Walmart Strike

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As the disputes go unheard, Walmart has filled complaints with a federal agent.The complaints consists of trying to force the store into a collective bargaining even though it is not the offical union for Wal marts employees.Even though this is an obstacle that we must face, I expect the people that are schedule to work to be there. If they do not show up,it may result in severe consequences. That was the response that Walmart spokesman,David Tovar had address. Here are some of the reasons that employees are ready to strike.The workers issue on wages,unaffordable health care policies,employees abusive working conditions, more in depth  detailed, as the media uncovers the truth. The employees deserve to have a fair and complete salary.

 

 

Gaberiel Aubry Get into a Dispute

Gabriel Aubry, who was know  for dating Halle Berry, was taken to the hospital after a dispute. As sources have stated, Gabriel was dropping off their daughter when Halle Berry’s  fiance, Olivier Martinez  had made a comment about them moving on. Gabriel did not like the comment, so he took matters into his own hands. He struck Martinez in the arm, by the end of the fight both was taken to the hospital at different times. Aubry suffered broken ribs, while  Martinez suffered  neck injuries.

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After the hospital had discharge Aubry, he was taken into custody and was charged only a misdemeanor.His bail was set at 20,000 and now there has been an emergency protective  order to keep him away until Dec.3. This custody battle has been devastating for the actress. Halle Berry was denied a request,that she can move her daughter to France. Aubry stated,”If she did that,he would lose the bond of his daughter.” This has been a migraine for both Aubry and Halle. This need to be resolved in a manner that both parties can agree and be in their daughter’s life.

 

 

 

 

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