#BREAKING144 ‘ Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial ‘

 LILLE, France (AP) – Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been cleared of pimping charges in a French trial that hinged on sex parties that took place in the midst of the global financial crisis.

Friday’s verdict closes four years of legal drama. Ten others were acquitted as well.

Strauss-Kahn had told the court the parties were much-needed “recreation…

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‘ PALESTINE AUTHORITY WANTS TO JOIN INTERPOL AFTER THREE YEARS AS AN OBSERVER ‘

#AceWorldNews – PALESTINE:Jan.05: The Palestinian Authority wants to join Interpol after having been accepted as an observer but not a full member three years ago because it did not have control of defined borders Jewish Press reported.

The Abbas regime thinks it now has a majority of Interpol’s members to be accepted.

Palestinian Authority Minister of Interior Ahmed al-Rabie told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency, joining Interpol will give the PA the ability to take part in fighting cross-border crimes and fighting terrorism, money-laundering, corruption, arms-trade, and human-trafficking.

The question remains which terrorism the Palestinian Authority would fight, or aid …?

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CHINA: ‘ BANK ROBBER TRAPPED BY PASSERS-BY AT SCENE OF HIS CRIME ‘

#AceWorldNews – CHINA:Jan.04: A would-be bank robber has been trapped at the scene of his crime after members of the public banded together to stop him from escaping.

CCTV video recorded the man walking into Langfang City’s Wen’an  Rural Commercial Bank in northern China and smashing the bank teller’s glass window with a sledgehammer before climbing through.

He is then caught on security cameras pacing through the staff area looking for money.

Then he climbs through

‘ The Bank Robber makes his way through the glass ‘

But while he does, staff and members of the public who have become aware of the commotion start to gather in the bank’s atrium – cutting off the robber’s escape route.

Bank worker Li Dehua said: “We heard somebody smashing the window when we were working, and my first feeling was that it was a robbery.

He paces through the bank

‘He looks for money ‘

“So I called the police as soon as possible and locked more than 500,000 yuan cash into the safety box. 

They gather in the bank's atrium to prevent the robber from escaping

‘ Meanwhile, the Crowd Gathers ‘

The crowd grew and people power kept the robber trapped behind the counter until police arrived.

According to police, the 22-year-old suspect, who has the surname Yu, was taken into custody.

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‘ PALESTINIAN BUS DRIVER FOUND HANGED SPARKS RIOTS OVER CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH ‘

#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – Nov.18 – A Palestinian bus driver has been found hanged inside his vehicle at a depot in Jerusalem, with the Israeli police saying the man committed suicide, while the driver’s family claim he was lynched by Israelis RT reported. 

Palestinian protesters burn a tyre in front of Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014.(AFP Photo / Ahmad Gharabli)

Palestinian protesters burn a tyre in front of Israel’s controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014.(AFP Photo / Ahmad Gharabli)

The bus driver, who has been identified as Youssef al-Ramouni from al-Tur in East Jerusalem, worked for Egged, an Israeli company.

Other drivers were, according to the Ma’an news agency, alarmed to see al-Ramouni’s bus parked in the terminal late on Sunday evening, when it was supposed to be out on its route. They entered the vehicle and discovered al-Ramouni’s body hanging from a steel bar.

Israeli police say a preliminary investigation showed no sign of an assault.

“The bus driver committed suicide, there is no other indication other than it was a suicide case,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, according to Reuters.

Al-Ramouni’s relatives are not convinced, arguing that Youssef, the father of two young children, could not possibly have killed himself.

“I saw the body last night and I saw bruises and marks that he was beaten up,” al-Ramouni’s brother Louy told Reuters. “There were marks of fingers on the body and also on his back there was a bruise, as if he was hit by a hard object.”

The family supports their allegations with pictures of the dead body, which are currently circulating online.

The body is now in Abu Kabir Forensic Insitutute in Tel Aviv, where it was transferred for an autopsy. Al-Ramouni’s family wants a Palestinian pathologist to be present, but it’s not yet clear if this will be allowed.

Al-Ramouni’s colleagues have, according to the Haaretz, said that Palestinian bus drivers have long been targets of attacks by Israelis.

Rumors of the driver’s death in a possible assault spread across the Palestinian media, sparking riots in several neighborhoods of Jerusalem – At-tur, Ras al-Amud and Abu Dis, the Times of Israel reported. Palestinian youths hurled stones and firebombs at police, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas.

The Israeli media have meanwhile reported that a Jewish man, aged 32, was stabbed with a screwdriver also on Sunday evening.

The man managed to make it to a police station and was eventually taken to hospital.

Source: RT – Times of Israel – Haaretz – Reuters – Ma’an News Agency 

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‘ OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER ADMISSIONS OVER PASSING LEGISLATION ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – Nov.14 – The Obamacare architect at the centre of controversy for his frank admissions that passing the president’s signature legislation required lying to the American people published a paper during the Clinton administration observing that legalizing abortion saved the government $14 billion in assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers, including African Americans, and lowered crime.

MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber argued in his paper that without the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, “marginal children” would have been born to many poor mothers.

He said statistics show these children would have been 70 percent more likely to live in a single-parent family, 40 percent more likely to live in poverty, 50 percent more likely to receive welfare and 35 percent more likely to die as an infant.

Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner in their bestselling 2005 book “Freakonomics,” relied on Gruber’s work to argue that legalizing abortion was responsible for an approximately 50 percent reduction of crime in major urban centers in the early 1990’s.

Video surfaced this week of Gruber’s remarks about Obamacare at a University of Pennsylvania health care conference last year.

He told the audience details of the bill were intentionally obscured to ensure it passed.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever.

But basically, that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

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' Obama Statement on Law Enforcement in Aftermath of Ferguson '

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – September 28 – The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says.

He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Obama said these misgivings only serve to harm communities that are most in need of effective law enforcement.

“It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them,” he said Saturday night in an address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner.

“And the worst part of it is it scars the hearts of our children,” Obama said, adding that it leads some youngsters to unnecessarily fear people who do not look like them and others to constantly feel under suspicion no matter what they do.

“That is not the society we want,” he said. “It’s not the society that our children deserve.”

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` Russian Drug Squad Prevent Activity of a Major Criminal Group in Crimea ‘

#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – May 13  – Officers of the Russian drug watchdog have curbed the activity of a major criminal group in Crimea, which had supplied drugs to the region for 10 years.

Drug Squad in Crimea

The Federal Drug Control Service reported this on Tuesday.

“In the recent years, organized criminal groups became active in Crimea. Their activity is understood: Ukrainian law enforcement agencies were loyal to drug business. At present, Russian drug control agencies got into gear and are actively eliminating criminal structures involved in drug trafficking. The drug enforcers have already seized major consignments of drugs and eliminated stable distribution channels,” a Federal Drug Control Service representative said.

 He added that May 5, officers of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Drug Control Service curbed the activity of an organized criminal group, which had supplied drugs all over the peninsula for 10 years.

The raid was divided into several stages.

It is noteworthy that the investigation into the activity of the group was carried out with no access to the data base of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, the agency’s representative said.

“As a result, two organizers and 12 members of an international drug trafficking group have been detained. Five of them repeatedly came to the attention of the law enforcement agencies. The drug enforcers have seized over 1,800 doses of drugs packed for sale, as well as a big amount of precursors,” the Federal Drug Control Service reported.

The cars of the drug dealers were arrested; about 600,000 rubles ($17,189) and golden jewellery allegedly bought for money gained from drug dealing have been seized.

“The elimination of this criminal group caused wide response among the residents, given the fact that earlier, despite multiple claims about the obvious criminal activity of the drug dealers, no measures were taken,” the agency’s representative said. 

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Russia: ” Crime Lord Known as the `Black Widow’ and Seven Armed Militants Killed in Dagestan”

#AceWorldNews says that seven armed militants, including a “crime lord” and a woman believed to have been trained as a future suicide bomber were eliminated in a counter-terrorist operation in Makhachkala, the capital of the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan on Saturday, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) reported. The militants, suspected in carrying out twin blasts at a local restaurant Friday, were surrounded in a house near Makhachkala.
Following negotiations they let a woman with three children leave the building and opened fire in attempt to break through the cordon of security forces. The standoff resulted in the house being stormed and the death of the inhabitants, according to the NAC. One of the militants killed turned out to be a 26-year-old widow of another local crime boss killed by security forces earlier, and she had supposedly been preparing to carry out a suicide bombing, the committee said.

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The Face of a Child …Watch with Tear’s: “I Will Make Things Right by Living a Good and Honest Life.”

#AceWorldNews says this cause need your support ” Children in Prison “ and the greater the support the greater the chance to stop this happening again.

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Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicholas Cage Calls for Greater Efforts to Assist Human Trafficking Victims

Forum Debate: Winning the War on Drugs: Yury F...

Forum Debate: Winning the War on Drugs: Yury Fedotov (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

Renowned United States actor, film maker and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicolas Cage recently called for greater efforts to assist human trafficking victims, stressing the international community cannot “stand quietly on the sidelines” while this scourge persists across the globe.

“As a global society, we cannot tolerate people being bought and sold as commodities. We cannot fight for a better planet and for the rights of all its beings while we allow our own species to trick, abuse and brutally exploit each other for profit,” Mr. Cage <“http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2013/November/unodc-goodwill-ambassador-nicolas-cage-renews-his-appointment.html?ref=fs1“>said at an event in Vienna, Austria, to raise awareness on the issues as well as private funds for victims.

“We cannot stand quietly on the sidelines, while humans are being shipped and traded across the globe,” he said.

Human trafficking affects every country in the world. Victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labour. A recent UNODC report found that women and girls make up 75 per cent of detected victims, with girls constituting two out of every three child victims.

Human trafficking. Main origin (red) and desti...

Human trafficking. Main origin (red) and destination countries (blue). Data from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2006 report (http://www.unodc.org/pdf/traffickinginpersons_report_2006-04.pdf) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A person stripped of their documents, their rights and their dignity needs specialized help. They need to rebuild their lives brick by brick. Your contribution tonight can provide vital help to these victims,” Mr. Cage told the attendees at the event, which was organized by Austrian businessman and philanthropist Ali Rahimi and held under the auspices of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

A specially designed “Blue Heart” carpet – an international symbol increasingly adopted in the fight against human trafficking – was auctioned at the event. Proceeds from the event will go the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, which supports grassroots organizations that rescue, shelter and reintegrate victims into society.

“Since 2010, $1.5 million have been contributed to the Trust Fund. Thanks to this money, 11 grass-roots organizations around the world have been able to support victims and survivors of trafficking, especially women and children,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

“But we need to do more. We need to join forces – the UN, Governments, NGOs, the private sector, community leaders and ordinary citizens, to stop this terrible crime. We have a shared responsibility to end this cruel exploitation and abuse of human rights.”

While in Vienna, Mr. Cage, who has starred in more than 60 movies and won an Academy Award for Best Actor in for the film Leaving Las Vegas, renewed his appointment made in 2010 as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador, saying it was a title and position he was “very proud to hold. Of all the experiences I have had in my life this has been the most humbling and challenging of responsibilities.”

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