Some crazy lady in a Lexus veered towards me as I was walking towards the store. I don't know why, but she got about 2 feet from me. She had plenty of space. No other people were walking up or down the parking row. I wasn't even in the middle of the aisle; I was walking close to the parked cars. I did look back when she parked and noticed a cellphone screen light. Okay, whatever. Fuck you bitch. Went on my merry way.
Shopping went super easy enough. Got in and out pretty quick. Got to my car, backed out... only to have to stop because the Lexus lady was trying to back up. However... at this Walmart, the parking rows are slanted and one way only. Two cars could fit, but obviously not recommended. This lady was trying to back up trying to get her car to face the wrong way.
I saw her before she managed to hit me, but I was stuck now because someone else had come down the row behind me. Lexus lady still had plenty of room to do her stupid backing out, but I saw the cellphone screen in her hand. Again. Suddenly wishing my car could fly for extreme emergencies.
Luckily, she didn't hit me. Sadly, she hit the parked car behind her. Not even a small dent. It was some pretty heavy damage. I'm thinking I'm now stuck there even longer because she's going to have to re-park to deal with her mess. Yeah, stupid of me. She didn't bother stopping. Kept her stupid backing up process, now head on with me. She could have fit on the left side of me...if I didn't swing over to block her path. Guy behind me witnessed this crash to and parked his car right where it was. Lexus lady was stuck now, unless she tried driving backwards. Obviously she didn't want to go that way though.
I just scoffed and said, "Bitch, you hit that fucking car. I'm calling the police since you tried running."
I got the whole, "This is bullshit. You don't know who I am. You can't prove it was me anyways!" spiel.
Uh...lady, your car is fucked up in the rear. The car you hit has your paint job on it now. Oh yeah, there's a bloody camera right above your fucking head. Suuuuure I can't prove it. -eye roll-
I took a photo of her plates just in case she decided she was smart again and drive out backwards. She didn't. Police came. Owner of the damaged car came. She was ticketed. Owners thanked me and the other guy who stopped with me lots and lots.
Makes me want to wrap my car in rubber padding every time I park now though. Grr.
A Newton store manager told BuzzFeed, "There was an automated message going around telling businesses to close, but because we're Dunkin' Donuts, we called the police department and they said we didn't have to."
An official statement followed: "At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of the needs of law enforcement and first responders."
Customers have been Instagramming images of full stores. Ahmed Eldin posted a picture with the caption, "America still runs on Dunkin even during a lockdown. Dunkin Donuts at Prudential Center."
The chain hasn't promoted that it is open on social media, but it has discussed how it will help.
The Dunkin' Donuts Facebook page does have the message that it is donating $100,000 to The One Fund Boston, which will support family members of bombing victims. A post also states, " Boston-area franchisees have been and will continue to support emergency workers in the community, including sending trucks to serve coffee and hot chocolate."
Grateful Massachussets natives have responded positively.
It's really great that so many people are pulling together to get this tragedy rectified. Our hearts go out to the people of Boston, from all of us at RHU.
And to those RHUers who are in the area, and who may have been affected personally; we send our comfort and well wishes.
And I really hope they pay those brave coffee slingers double time for quite possibly risking their lives to keep the police caffeinated.
Collier County, Florida -- Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank?
Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank.
Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank.
It started five months ago when Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple, who didn't owe a dime on their home.
The couple said they paid cash for the house.
The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn't owe Bank of America anything on the house. In fact, it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay.
The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers' house.
So, how did it end with bank being foreclosed on? After more than 5 months of the judge's ruling, the bank still hadn't paid the legal fees, and the homeowner's attorney did exactly what the bank tried to do to the homeowners. He seized the bank's assets.
"They've ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated, " attorney Todd Allen told CBS.
Sheriff's deputies, movers, and the Nyergers' attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it. The attorney gave instructions to to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets and any cash in the teller's drawers.
After about an hour of being locked out of the bank, the bank manager handed the attorney a check for the legal fees.
"As a foreclosure defense attorney this is sweet justice" says Allen.
Allen says this is something that he sees often in court, banks making errors because they didn't investigate the foreclosure and it becomes a lengthy and expensive battle for the homeowner.
CBS News / WINK
Ever since the 2008 "recession," I have heard stories right and left about banks falsifying documents in order to seize homes and about homeowners losing their homes unless they racked up court costs in order to save it. I'm glad stories of homeowners fighting back are becoming more visible. This illegal business practice needs to stop.
When members of the Crown Prosecution Service in West Midlands, England (responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in England and Wales), asked the police department for a statement from a witness named PC Peach, they were told that would be difficult because Peach, while intelligent, was actually PD Peach—and "PD" stands for "police dog."
But the CPS continued to insist on hearing from "the witness." So, one of Peach's handlers wrote a statement in the character of the dog. The statement reads: "I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach." It was then "signed" with a large black paw print.
Peach 1, CPS 0.
Members of the CPS, however, were apparently not amused by the prank. The U.K.'s Telegraph reports that after a photo of Peach's statement was posted to various social networks, the CPS complained to the police chief that they were being mocked.
ITV reports the matter is being investigated. However, the officer responsible for posting the statement of the photo is unlikely to get into trouble. Chairman of the West Midlands branch of the Police Federation Ian Edwards said, “It's a difficult time for police, and sometimes humor is a way of venting frustrations."
Older video, but it seems obvious that companies promoting CISPA, like SOPA and ACTA, has been building up to this by teaching and encouraging piracy, and then cried to the lawmakers they are in bed with.
The first phases of CISPA BEGIN in 48 HOURS
This is the official petition to STOP CISPA.
Big Brother is knocking on our door. Why aren't the Tea-Partiers and Libertarians, and all other 'small govt.' crazies ranting? CISPA will allow corporate sharks to censor the Internet, from Tumblr to Youtube. Either bow down and become footrests for cigar chuffing CEOs, or fight. Not in the US? GET DEPORTED to face US charges. Seems Obama is for RIAA, which shut down Megaupload and has our info.
ShelterDoll, signing off.
Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni and Giorgio Boggioni – 65-year-old and 66-year-old husband and wife from Plano, TX – are Ohio State Buckeye fans. They were driving through Tennessee, returning from the funeral of Jonas-Boggioni’s mother.
As they were driving along I-40, about 40 miles east of Memphis, police spotted a sticker on the Boggioni’s car. It was of a leaf, the same leaf that Ohio State Buckeye football players wear on their helmets. It’s a leaf from a buckeye tree.
The police pulled them over, thinking the leaf was a marijuana leaf. But that wasn’t all. Next thing the couple knew, two black SUVs containing officers wearing “body armor and guns” pulled up behind them. From USA Today:
“What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?” one of the officers asked.
That led Jonas-Boggioni and her husband to explain the meaning of the Ohio State sticker, which is given as a reward to OSU players. To help the puzzled officers connect the dots, Boggioni stepped out of the car to show his 2002 national-championship sweatshirt, one “complete with a Buckeye leaf,” Blundo wrote.
Chagrined, the officers excused the unwarranted stop by explaining that an officer in another jurisdiction had called in a report of the Boggionis’ sticker – believing the older couple to be at the forefront of some sort of massive marijuana ring, it seems.
“Police hunting drugs should know that a Buckeye leaf – which has five leaflets – doesn’t look much like a marijuana leaf, which typically has seven leaflets and a narrower shape,” Jones-Boggioni told Blundo. Well, duh.
There are approximately 1.5 million people who are currently serving time for drug related offenses. More than 4 million are on probation. Of those serving, more than one in 10 are serving time for marijuana or hashish.
For some police agencies in Tennessee, the drug war gives cops a reason to legally steal from innocent drivers under the pretense that cash or valuables in the car might be drug related. In 2011, Nashville’s Channel 5 ran an investigative report which said that I-40, the same highway on which the Boggionis were stopped, has become notorious for unwarranted searches and seizures.
State law allows police to seize valuables if there’s simply suspicion that they were acquired through drug trafficking. They target out of state vehicles in west-bound lanes under the assumption that drugs that come from Mexico are traveling the east-bound lanes. They aren’t interested in seizing the drugs, only the drug money. In fact, 10 times as many stops are made in the west-bound lanes. A portion of the money seized is then turned over to the District Attorney’s office to fund the drug task force. Police even risk their jobs if they don’t seize enough cash, causing turf wars between various police agencies.
Even if the driver is innocent, it is up to him to take legal action to get the valuables back.
Here’s the shocking video:
The Boggionis were lucky. Their vehicle wasn’t searched nor were their belongings stolen by the police.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man faces more than a dozen charges after police said he stole a delivery truck loaded with donuts.
Investigators said James Freddy Major stole a delivery truck loaded with Krispy Kreme donuts and led them on a chase.
"Nobody would like the donut that much he would steal the whole truck,” said Quick Shop store owner Peter Thakkar.
Thakkar said he wouldn’t have believed it if he didn’t have the video proof.
On Thursday night, the Krispy Kreme delivery man arrived at the Dacula Road store. Surveillance video from the store shows him unloading the trays of fresh Krispy Kremes.
"They didn't even stay probably two minutes in the store," Thakkar told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.
But another camera shows another man approaching the truck who police identified as Major. Seconds later, he and the truck are gone.
The store clerk immediately called police.
Police said Major led them on a nearly 15-mile chase. He went from Dacula Road, down Highway 316, to Interstate 85.
"Could you imagine going down the interstate and seeing the Krispy Kreme donut truck with the cops chasing behind it?; Flashing lights? What would you think,” said store worker Susan Patterson.
He eventually came to a dead end in a residential neighborhood. Police said he tried to run but a police dog tracked him down.
Major faces several traffic related charges, including driving under the influence and theft of a motor vehicle.
A teddy bear is a thoughtful gift for Valentine's Day -- unless it gets you arrested on drug charges.
That's what authorities say happened to Lawrence Ligocki of Chelsea, Mass., who allegedly received a package containing not only several heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, but also a teddy bear stuffed with three bags of crystal meth valued at around $10,000, according to MyFoxBoston.com.
Authorities first suspected the possible drug violation on Feb. 5 when postal inspectors notified police of a suspicious package addressed to Ligocki, and the presence of drugs was confirmed by a drug-sniffing dog, WCVB.com reported.
The meth-stuffed teddy bear was delivered to Ligocki, 62, by a postal inspector posing as a mail carrier. By the inspector's account, Ligocki initially said he was expecting the package, but after the official handed him a warrant to search the house, he changed his story, The Boston Globe reported.
During the search of the house, investigators say they found an additional jar of meth on the premises, WBZ-TV.
Ligocki was charged with drug possession and trafficking and was freed on $150 bail after pleading not guilty, according to Boston.com.
Something tells me they hear this kind of thing a lot...
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