Sunday, November 23, 2014

Attorney hypnotized female clients into performing sexual acts at his office

On November 21, 2014, Ohio attorney Michael W. Fine agreed to the suspensionproposed against him by the Lorain County Bar Association. He is accused of hypnotizing female clients into performing sexual acts during professional meetings at his office. The unscrupulous attorney also reportedly used hypnosis on his clients inside conference rooms at the Lorain County Justice Center, while the women thought they were preparing for their court cases. Fine may have been inspired by the Woody Allen’s comedy, “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion,” in this unusual case that is infinitely stranger than fiction.

The first victim, identified only as Jane Doe #1, came to the Sheffield Village Police Department in September, 2014. She reported having no recollection of what happened during meetings with her attorney, who was handling a custody dispute case on her behalf. She strongly felt that something sexual was occurring without her consent, based on her physical sensations and the clothes that were clearly out of place. The victim wore a hidden camera and a microphone, which confirmed that her attorney, Michael Fine, was in fact using hypnotic techniques for his sexual gratification. Bar Association attorney Chris Cook told FOX 8 News, “Even a lay person could recognize that what appears to be going on is some hypnotic trance, things that you might associate with that, such as counting backwards, relaxation techniques, breathing techniques, focusing on colors, what are called code words I’ve come to learn … the use of hypnosis is real, and can be used for immoral, illegitimate and a very dark purpose.”

Robocops on patrol in California

New security robots are patrolling the streets of Silicon Valley, California. Soon, these 300-pound, five-foot tall robocops are expected to be everywhere. These futuristic-looking robots are called the Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machines. They were designed by Knightscope, a robotics company located in Mountain View, California. The K5s have no firepower, but they possess rudimentary artificial intelligence, can videotape suspects and their vehicles, alert the authorities and track suspicious activities in progress.

The K5 robots are equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, as well as a laser navigation guide and an SOS alarm system that alerts the control center if anyone tries to tamper with the machine. These sophisticated robots have the ability to detect heat and odor. They can also detect the sounds of breaking glass or other loud sounds that might be associated with home burglaries or business break-ins. The K5's camera can recall up to 300 number license plates a minute, while monitoring traffic.

Watercolor painting by Adolf Hitler auctioned off for $161,000 in Nuremberg

Watercolor painting of Munich's old city hall, believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler in 1914, has been sold for ($161,000 at an auction in Germany to an anonymous buyer from the Middle East.

A watercolor painting of Munich's old city hall, which is believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler in 1914, has been auctioned off for $161,000 at an auction in Germany to an anonymous buyer from the Middle East. The painting is entitled “Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen” (Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich). It was sold at the Weidler auction house in Nuremberg, the site of the post-war Nuremberg Trials in 1945 and 1946.

The watercolor painting was sold along with the original bill of sale and a signed letter from Hitler's adjutant, Albert Bormann. The text of the undated Bormann letter states that the art in question appears to be "one of the works of the Fuehrer."

Friday, November 21, 2014

Obamnesty ends Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program

Obama is rushing to Las Vegas to speak about immigration reform

President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action, announced on November 20, 2014, will put an end to the six-year-old multimillion dollar enforcement program, Secure Communities. Under the program, local authorities shared digital fingerprints from everyone booked into jail with federal authorities, who searched the records to determine whether the arrestees were illegally present in the United States. Eighty-two percent of all illegal aliens deported from the interior of the U.S. in 2013 had been convicted of a crime. Many of them were identified through the Secure Communities program, which was greatly expanded by Obama’s former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

In a November 20, 2014 memo, Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Secretary, Jeh Johson writes: “The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued. The goal of Secure Communities was to more effectively identify and facilitate the removal of criminal aliens in the custody of state and local law enforcement agencies.” Secure Communities will eventually be replaced with what the administration is calling the Priority Enforcement Program. DHS Secretary Johnson is rewriting the rules that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will use to determine which illegal aliens are a priority for deportation. The aim is to remove only the most dangerous criminal aliens from the United States. The new policy prioritizes the removal of aliens suspected of terrorism or espionage, those apprehended while attempting to illegally cross the border, illegal immigrants involved in gang-related activities, repeat offenders, as well as aliens involved in felonious activities (illegally entering the U.S., which is a federal felony, is specifically excluded from consideration under the new priority designations).

Russian website is live streaming webcams of unsuspecting victims worldwide

On November 20, 2014 The United Kingdom government, through the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), issued a shocking warning: live footage streaming from your webcam may be currently shown on a Russian website, which features video footage from thousands of unsuspecting victims all over the world.

If you didn’t change default settings on your computer, you too may be unwittingly starring in a creepy show, along with people in more than a hundred countries. Russian hackers infiltrated a number of systems and are live streaming webcam footage from bedrooms, hospitals, offices, baby monitor cameras, gyms, stores and bars. Nearly 5,000 of these feeds originate in the U.S., according to the BBC. About 2,000 feeds are coming from France, 1,500 from the Netherlands, 500 from the U.K. and thousands more from other countries.

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov charged with felony

Slava Voynov and his wife, Marta Varlamova

On November 20, 2014, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Viatcheslav Leonidovich “Slava” Voynov was charged in connection with an alleged attack on his wife, Marta Varlamova, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. He faces one felony count of corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury.

The government alleges that during an argument at the couple’s Redondo Beach home, Voynov caused his wife to suffer injuries to her eyebrow, cheek and neck. The injuries were serious and required medical attention at a local hospital, where Voynov brought his wife for medical treatment and was subsequently arrested.

Even after the felony charge was brought forth, the case remains under investigation by the Redondo Beach Police Department. If convicted as charged, Voynov faces a possible maximum sentence of nine years in state prison. He is a citizen of Russia and may be deported from the United States by the Department of Homeland Security, if convicted.

V for Vicodin: married San Diego Police officers plead guilty to drug offenses

Jennifer Charpentier and Bryce Charpentier, former SDPD officers

On November 19, 2014, two married San Diego Police officers have pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges, which included burglarizing homes while on duty and running a hydrocodone distribution network. Bryce Charpentier, 32, and Jennifer Charpentier, 41, admitted to selling and furnishing a narcotic substance, possession of a firearm by an addict, conspiracy to commit a burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime: possession and sale of a controlled substance.

Both of them were fired from the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) as of the date of their guilty plea. Bryce, a six-year veteran of the SDPD, and Jennifer, an 18-year veteran, were arrested in June 2014, during a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigation. The pair went to see twelve different doctors, obtaining prescriptions for hydrocodone and re-selling medications online. According to the government’s filings, Jennifer obtained 71 prescriptions for numerous drugs and then traveled to 17 pharmacies to fill them. Bryce traveled as far as Oakhurst near Yosemite to fill 79 prescriptions from six different doctors at different pharmacies. Investigators say that in text messages to each other, the married couple referred to Vicodin as “V.”

Star Wars: is Russian mystery object in space inspector or satellite killer?

Star Wars: is Russian mystery object in space inspector or satellite killer?

Earlier this year, Russia launched a mysterious object into space. Recent orbital maneuvers of "Object 2014-28E" have raised concerns that the satellite may be utilized as a space weapon. It was launched along with three military communications satellites, but not declared as part of the launch. The object was originally thought to be space junk, but over the past several weeks satellite trackers have watched it perform a number of interesting maneuvers.

On November 17, 2014, Financial Times reported that the object’s movements are stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project, “Istrebitel Sputnikov” (Satellite Killer). Russia previously scrapped this anti-satellite weaponry program, but its military officials have publicly stated that they would restart research in the event of a deterioration in relations with the US. Oleg Ostapenko, General Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said that as of 2010, Russia was again developing “inspection” and “strike” satellites.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Obamnesty: Department of Homeland Security will prioritize tourism and commerce

Obamnesty: Department of Homeland Security will prioritize tourism and commerce

On November 19, 2014, the White House posted a Facebook video, stating that President Barack Obama will announce executive orders on immigration on Thursday evening, during an address to the nation. Obama’s announcement is set to be followed by a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. The state of Nevada was strategically selected, as it has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants in the United States. President Obama’s executive action will reportedly allow millions of undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation, with a reprieve being extended to parents of American citizens and legal permanent residents. Most children of unauthorized immigrants (over 73 percent) are U.S. citizens by birth. Illegal immigrants are having babies in the U.S. at a much higher rate than the general population, according to the Pew Hispanic Center studies.

On at least twenty-two previous occasions Obama admitted that separation of powers does not permit him to act unilaterally, since he is not an Emperor. On September 17, 2013, President Obama was specifically asked whether he would expand the deferred action executive order for the “Dreamers” to their parents. In response, he said that broadening such an order “would be ignoring the law in a way that would be very difficult to defend legally.” One year later, Obama is apparently prepared to ignore the law, which is bound to have explosive political consequences.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Inmate and psychologist who loved him charged with threatening a murder witness

The FBI describes this case as “one of the more outrageous prison plots the FBI has investigated in recent memory.” An Ohio inmate—and the clinical psychologist who was in love with him—were indicted and charged with threatening a murder witness, along with three other accomplices. “I’ve seen a lot of creative inmates trying to get released,” said Special Agent Eric Rardain, who investigated the case out of the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office, “but never in my 22 years of law enforcement have I seen anyone go to this extreme.”

On October 16, 2014, the FBI announced that Nicholas Stanishia, 44, an Ohio prison inmate, clinical psychologist Marcia J. Weber, 46, of Loveland, Ohio, Martin Jay Wilson, 43, of Kansas City, Missouri, Jody Six, 40, an Ohio prison inmate and Anthony Vaughn, 41, an Ohio prison inmate were indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with an interstate conspiracy to transmit threats to a witness.

Desperate housewives of ISIS: Virginia woman arrested for lying to the FBI

On November 17, 2014, Heather Elizabeth Coffman, 29 of Henrico County, Virginia, made her first appearance in U.S. District Court in Richmond. She is charged with making a false statement regarding an offense involving international or domestic terrorism. According to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent, Coffman promoted ISIS on several Facebook accounts she maintained under various aliases. Court documents also accuse her of offering to help an undercover FBI agent connect with the terrorist group in Syria. When she was questioned by the authorities, Coffman lied, denying that she engaged in these activities.

Mark Henry Schmidt, Coffman’s defense attorney, said that his client was born and raised in the United States, lived with her parents and cared for her 7-year-old child. He seemed to blame the case on “Facebook going badly.” The FBI’s investigation of Coffman commenced when agents took note of her Facebook postings and sought search warrants to access her various accounts. In her social media postings, Coffman exclaimed, “I love ISIS!” and posted images with text that said: “We are all ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq & Sham.” The court ordered her to remain in custody until the next hearing on Wednesday.