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They were just itching to charge him with something.

A man in eastern China received a fine after a traffic camera using artificial intelligence captured him scratching his face, it's reported.

According to the Jilu Evening Post, the male motorist surnamed Liu was driving on Monday in Jinan, eastern Shandong province, and had raised his hand to scratch his face while passing a traffic camera. The next thing he knew, he'd received a notification instructing him that he had violated the laws of the road for "driving while holding a phone". A surveillance picture of his "offence" was attached. He was told that he would receive two points on his licence and was also ordered to pay a 50 yuan (£5.70; $7.25) fine.

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48401901
 

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A couple in the nearby town of Ystad, Sweden are accused of keeping their children "cut off from the world" as the newspapers put it.
They have 5 children, and it seems they have never attended school, can't tie their shoe laces, use the bathroom or any such simple things.
The police don't seem to be saying much, so the details could be different from what the newspapers report.

Couple kept their children isolated for nine years
 

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A couple in the nearby town of Ystad, Sweden are accused of keeping their children "cut off from the world" as the newspapers put it.
They have 5 children, and it seems they have never attended school, can't tie their shoe laces, use the bathroom or any such simple things.
The police don't seem to be saying much, so the details could be different from what the newspapers report.

Couple kept their children isolated for nine years
Makes you wonder how often this sort of thing happens. One of the most famous cases was 'Genie' the feral child in Los Angeles.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_(feral_child)
 

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Disturbing case of child killing

Ireland left horrified by Ana Kriégel’s murder in a derelict farmhouse

Boy A calls for her, takes her to farmhouse, Boy B kills her. Both boys are 13 at the time.


Boy B is found to have

disturbing material on his electronic devices including more than 12,000 pornographic images, many depicting sexual violence, plus searches for torture methods and “abandoned places in Lucan”.
Social media is found to have played a part, she was bullied online & at school.

Her offence was to be slightly different: adopted from Russia, she was tall, striking and had poor short-term memory, eyesight and hearing, the latter the result of a tumour she’d had removed. She was deemed socially awkward, a “weirdo”.
The boys are pictured & named on social media resulting in cyber vigilantes threatening their families.

On a spring afternoon last year, a 13-year-old boy called at the home of Ana Kriégel, a 14-year-old girl living in the Dublin suburb of Lucan.

He had exciting news: his friend, whom she had a crush on, wanted to meet her. Ana was delighted. She grabbed her hoodie and followed him through a park to a derelict farmhouse where his friend, also aged 13, was waiting. It was a trap.

The object of her affection had prepared for this moment, assembling what police would later call a “murder kit”: zombie mask, black gloves, shin guards, knee pads. His weapons were a long stick and a concrete block.

What unfolded inside that house led last week to both boys, now aged 14, becoming the youngest people in Irish history to be convicted of murder. The case has shocked Ireland and evoked comparisons to the 1993 James Bulger atrocity.

“What has shaken our fundamental assumptions about childhood is that the convicted perpetrators of this crime are children themselves,” said Chris McCusker, a lecturer in clinical psychology at University College Cork. “It invites a lynch-mob mentality, fuelled by assumptions of evil in our midst.”

Social media – in its worst form – bookends the case.

Ana had few friends and was lonely. She sought to connect with peers via YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other platforms only to end up bullied – targeted for sexual innuendo and threats. One comment on her YouTube channel expressed a desire to “have her executed”.
 

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Italian police arrest 18 for allegedly brainwashing and selling children

Italian police have arrested 18 people, including a mayor, doctors and social workers, for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents.

Police in the northern city of Reggio Emilia made the arrests after an investigation, started in 2018, revealed an alleged network of carers who used methods including electroshock to make the children believe they had been sexually abused.

The network then allegedly gave the children to foster families in exchange for cash, while keeping gifts and letters sent to the children by their real parents hidden in a warehouse that was discovered by police.

The accused include psychotherapists working for a social work association in Moncalieri, near Turin, and the mayor of Bibbiano.

“According to investigators, the aim of the arrested group was to take children away from families in difficult social situations and to give them, for money, to other parents,” said the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

Some of the foster parents have been accused of sexually abusing the children they paid money for, according to La Repubblica.

Police declined to say how many children were involved, or of what age.

Hundreds of thousands of euros were involved, Italian media reported.
 

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A camgirl is reportedly being investigated by police in Russia after she threw car tyres out of her apartment window - in the middle of a live show - and hit a teenager who was walking below.
A 15-year-old girl was left with 'serious head injuries' and was rushed to hospital following the incident in Moscow.


http://www.ladbible.com/news/news-t...after-camgirl-throws-tyre-out-window-20190621

(There's liveleak video of her throwing the tyres but won't link it cos she's nekkid)
 

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If only he'd produced his own blockages he could have been in the shit thread too

Sheboygan serial toilet clogger sentenced to 150 days in jail, probation
Diana Dombrowski Sheboygan Press
Published 11:12 AM EDT Jul 2, 2019
Note: This story has been corrected after originally including the incorrect age for Patrick D. Beeman.

SHEBOYGAN - A 35-year-old Sheboygan man was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for clogging women's toilets in Deland Park and at his place of work.

Patrick D. Beeman was originally charged with 12 misdemeanors of criminal damage to property, but seven of the charges were dismissed in early June.

As conditions of probation, Beeman will have to serve 150 days in jail, pay more than $5,500 in restitution, not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol or any controlled substances, and complete 100 hours of community service.

etc
https://eu.sheboyganpress.com/story...YjpvzX3KxSgxNztcKDIi_MboHldAN3WQIPL84DCX4XQtU
 

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The wreck of a Dutch WWII submarine has disappeared, along with the remains of her crew, from Mayalsian waters, reports the Guardian.


"The wrecks of two Dutch submarines sunk off the Malaysian coast during the second world war have disappeared along with the remains of the 79 men who perished onboard.

Researchers discovered just a few remains of HNLMS O 16 and a mere outline in the seabed of the hull of HNLMS K XVII after investigating a possible disturbance.

Both submarines were sunk by Japanese mines in the South China Sea in December 1941 at a cost of all but one of their crews.

The discovery highlights the continued difficulty of protecting war wrecks, which are supposed to be protected under international treaties from being disturbed."
 
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The wreck of a Dutch WWII submarine has disappeared, along with the remains of her crew, from Mayalsian waters, reports the Guardian.


"The wrecks of two Dutch submarines sunk off the Malaysian coast during the second world war have disappeared along with the remains of the 79 men who perished onboard.

Researchers discovered just a few remains of HNLMS O 16 and a mere outline in the seabed of the hull of HNLMS K XVII after investigating a possible disturbance.

Both submarines were sunk by Japanese mines in the South China Sea in December 1941 at a cost of all but one of their crews.

The discovery highlights the continued difficulty of protecting war wrecks, which are supposed to be protected under international treaties from being disturbed."
These aren't just wrecks, they are War Graves. I hope the culprits are tracked down.
 

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The wreck of a Dutch WWII submarine has disappeared, along with the remains of her crew, from Mayalsian waters, reports the Guardian.


"The wrecks of two Dutch submarines sunk off the Malaysian coast during the second world war have disappeared along with the remains of the 79 men who perished onboard.

Researchers discovered just a few remains of HNLMS O 16 and a mere outline in the seabed of the hull of HNLMS K XVII after investigating a possible disturbance.

Both submarines were sunk by Japanese mines in the South China Sea in December 1941 at a cost of all but one of their crews.

The discovery highlights the continued difficulty of protecting war wrecks, which are supposed to be protected under international treaties from being disturbed."
I think I have read that scrap steel produced prior to 1945 commands a premium for use in highly-sensitive scientific apparatus. All steel produced after that time contains small amounts of radioactive contaminants (due to atmospheric nuclear testing) which can interfere with certain measurements.
 

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I think I have read that scrap steel produced prior to 1945 commands a premium for use in highly-sensitive scientific apparatus. All steel produced after that time contains small amounts of radioactive contaminants (due to atmospheric nuclear testing) which can interfere with certain measurements.
You're saying the iron ore, even though it was underground, was affected by nukes?
 

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I think I have read that scrap steel produced prior to 1945 commands a premium for use in highly-sensitive scientific apparatus. All steel produced after that time contains small amounts of radioactive contaminants (due to atmospheric nuclear testing) which can interfere with certain measurements.
Yep ... The pre-nuclear metal is called "Low Background Steel":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel
 

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This little criminal escapade was so weird the editor found it necessary to advise readers the name reported was the perp's real name ...
Police: Woman throws snake at driver in carjacking

Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina.

In a statement, Greenville Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. They she was hurt in Friday’s crash and released from the hospital Monday.

Authorities say Moreno-Berrios demanded a woman’s keys and threw a live black snake at her. They say she then drove the stolen SUV with the snake still in it into barriers set up for the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off.

Moreno-Berrios is charged with carjacking, malicious damage to property and five traffic violations. It wasn’t known whether she had a lawyer to contact for comment on her behalf.

Police say the snake wasn’t venomous and was released in nearby woods.

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The name Hilmary is correct.
SOURCE: https://www.apnews.com/1e95cc9d9d774d0783b9123f4ec493f9
 
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Another update on the Emanuela Orlandi case.

Inside the world's smallest state, the Teutonic Cemetery is easy to miss.

The plot of land, located on the original site of the Emperor Nero circus, is tucked away behind high walls in the shadow of St Peter's Basilica. This graveyard may now hold the key to a 36-year-old mystery that has gripped Italy: the disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi.

On Thursday, police will enter the site to exhume two graves in search of the missing girl. The cemetery is normally used as a burial ground for German-speaking members of Catholic institutions. Tourists aren't allowed along the path which leads towards the graveyard. ...

In March 2019, the Orlandi family received an anonymous letter. It showed a picture of an angel above a tomb in the Vatican's Teutonic Cemetery. Was this a clue to where Emanuela was buried? The family knew that it had to approach the Vatican. But it had had no luck with its previous inquiries. ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48922826
 
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The fact that she was a molecular biologist will likely generate some conspiracy theories.

The body of an American scientist has been found inside a World War Two bunker on the Greek island of Crete.

Suzanne Eaton, who went missing more than a week ago after going on a run, died of suffocation, police confirmed to the BBC.They said they are investigating the case as a criminal act. The 59-year-old molecular biologist from the world-renowned Max Planck Institute in Germany had been attending a conference on the island.

Police in the port city of Chania, where the conference was being held, say she was found on rough and rocky terrain inside the abandoned bunker about 10km (six miles) away from where she was last seen. She was reported missing on 2 July, and police found her body six days later after a large search effort was launched.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48944021
 

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Herne Bay Book Ripper

A literary vandal is stalking the streets of Herne Bay in Kent, ripping pages in half in dozens of books in a charity shop and library before replacing them on shelves.

Ryan Campbell, the chief executive of the charity Demelza, which runs a bookshop on Mortimer Street, told the Guardian that since April, around 100 books in the shop have had their pages torn in half horizontally before being reshelved.

“We think it’s been going on for a few months but it’s hard to tell – if you find a ripped book in a secondhand shop you don’t think too much about it, so it’s taken us a while to piece it together. But whatever this person has been doing has been escalating,” said Campbell. “I’m trying not to be too Sherlock Holmes about it, but if there’s such a thing as a quite distinctive rip, well, he or she rips the page in half horizontally and sometimes removes half the page.”

Campbell said that the damage has been stepped up over the last few weeks to “quite a few” copies a week, estimating that this has cost the charity, which provides care for children with serious and terminal conditions, several hundred pounds.

Herne Bay library told the Herne Bay Gazette that it had also had books damaged over the last six months, with members of staff “now being extra-watchful to try to catch the person responsible or at least cut down on the opportunities to cause more damage”, according to a council spokesperson.

Campbell said: “We’ve had to brief our staff that if you find someone doing it then don’t apprehend them. The library has got CCTV and there’s no trace of who’s doing it. But at some point this will either stop – or if it doesn’t then at some point this person will be caught.”
 

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Not exactly burning the Library of Alexandra, but so petty that it's surprising it doesn't happen more often.
 
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Another update on the Emanuela Orlandi case.

Inside the world's smallest state, the Teutonic Cemetery is easy to miss.

The plot of land, located on the original site of the Emperor Nero circus, is tucked away behind high walls in the shadow of St Peter's Basilica. This graveyard may now hold the key to a 36-year-old mystery that has gripped Italy: the disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi.

On Thursday, police will enter the site to exhume two graves in search of the missing girl. The cemetery is normally used as a burial ground for German-speaking members of Catholic institutions. Tourists aren't allowed along the path which leads towards the graveyard. ...

In March 2019, the Orlandi family received an anonymous letter. It showed a picture of an angel above a tomb in the Vatican's Teutonic Cemetery. Was this a clue to where Emanuela was buried? The family knew that it had to approach the Vatican. But it had had no luck with its previous inquiries. ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48922826
Nothing found.

Two tombs exhumed and opened after an anonymous tip-off in the search for an Italian teenager who went missing 36 years ago are empty, the Vatican says.

The family of Emanuela Orlandi received a letter earlier this year suggesting the 15 year old's remains might be in the Vatican's Teutonic Cemetery.

But a police search found no human remains in the tombs, the Vatican said.

Not only did the tombs not contain Emanuela, they also did not contain two princesses thought to be buried there.

"No human remains or funeral urns were found," the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48922826
 
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The mother could have been saved if medical assistance had been provided.

A woman in the US state of Texas has been arrested after her mother's remains were found in the two-bedroom home she shared with her daughter.

Police believe the grandmother, 71, suffered a fall in 2016. They allege her daughter, 47, failed to provide adequate help at the time for her mother, who died "within a few days" of the non-life-threatening fall. The skeletal remains were found on a bedroom floor. The mother and daughter slept in the other bedroom.

The granddaughter was under the age of 15 at the time she was living with her grandmother's corpse. As a result, her mother has been charged with "injury to a child" under the age of 15.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48959457
 

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Claverham 'gimp suit' man terrifies woman in village
  • 7 minutes ago


Image copyrightGOOGLE MAPSImage captionThe victim took this picture as the "gimp man" came towards her
A woman says she is scared to go out after enduring a "terrifying" encounter with a man wearing a gimp suit in a dark village lane.
She was walking in Claverham, Somerset, when she saw "someone charging at me in a full black rubbery suit".
The man advanced towards her, "grunting and breathing heavily" before fleeing the scene, she said.
Police said there had been a small number of reports of a man jumping out at people in the area.
Officers were called to the scene at about 23:30 BST on Thursday and used a helicopter and sniffer dog in an unsuccessful search for the man.
The victim, in her 20s, said the experience had "hugely affected" her, and she had chosen to speak to the BBC as she was concerned it may happen again.
"I would never forgive myself if this happened to someone else and I hadn't said anything," she said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-48982140
 

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Man caught with $34,000 of cocaine in his wig at airport:

https://nypost.com/2019/07/16/man-caught-with-34k-worth-of-cocaine-under-his-wig/
He had hell toupee.

A Colombian man had a very bad hair day when Spanish police at Barcelona’s international airport discovered a half-kilo (1.1 pounds) of cocaine under his wig, according to reports.

The “considerably nervous” man, who arrived on a flight from Bogotá at the end of June, attracted officers’ attention because his hairpiece was of “disproportionate size,” authorities said Tuesday.

In what police have dubbed “Operation Toupee,” the officers found a “perfectly sealed package taped to his head” containing about $34,000 worth of coke.
 
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Nothing found.

Two tombs exhumed and opened after an anonymous tip-off in the search for an Italian teenager who went missing 36 years ago are empty, the Vatican says.

The family of Emanuela Orlandi received a letter earlier this year suggesting the 15 year old's remains might be in the Vatican's Teutonic Cemetery.

But a police search found no human remains in the tombs, the Vatican said.

Not only did the tombs not contain Emanuela, they also did not contain two princesses thought to be buried there.

"No human remains or funeral urns were found," the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48922826

Bones being examined.

Forensic experts have begun studying two sets of bones at a Vatican City cemetery where a missing teenager’s family was tipped to look for her.

Holy See spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said on Saturday that the analysis is being done at the Pontifical Teutonic College, where the bones were found under a stone slab last week. The missing girl, Emanuela Orlandi, vanished in 1983 aged 15 after she left her family’s apartment in Vatican City for a music lesson in Rome.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...arch-for-missing-vatican-teenager-938320.html
 
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