Sunday, June 26, 2016

Career criminal Tyler Jack Newton gets 7 years for fatal stabbing on bus

Tyler Jack Newton
A man who fatally stabbed a stranger to death on a Kelowna city bus two years ago has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Tyler Newton plunged a knife into 55-year-old Caesar Rosales’s neck from behind in front of horrified transit passengers in November 2014. Police say it was a random and unprovoked attack. Rosales bled out on the bus, dying before paramedics could arrive.

Newton then ditched the weapon in some bushes and fled the scene. The 23-year-old was charged with second-degree murder but pleaded down to manslaughter, and was handed his sentence on Friday. Prior to the sentence, Newton's lawyer Jordan Watt called the case "tragic" for everyone involved and said his client was sorry. Newton has more than 50 criminal convictions.

Tyler Jack Newton

Caesar Rosales
A psychologist’s report of Newton said that he had committed the attack on Rosales while in a state of psychosis caused by a long period of heavy drug use, including heroin.

“He had grand hallucinations and paranoid, grandiose delusions” Newton has served 602 days in jail since he was arrested, but was given credit for time and a half. He was therefore given credit for 903 days served, and will serve another 4.5 years behind bars.

The Crown had been seeking a 10-year prison sentence.

Caesar Rosales

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Former Oz bikini model jailed for drugs trafficking

A Gold Coast bikini model, turned Houdini-style escape artist, has been sentenced for trafficking in ice, cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, oxycodone and ecstasy from her home.

Renee Elizabeth Tarbuck, 34, from Highland Park, appeared in court where prosecutors told the Supreme Court that Tarbuck ran her empire like a pro — hiring menacing debt collectors, accepting valuables instead of cash, and offering discounts and incentives.
Her arrest came three months after she escaped police custody by squeezing herself through a police car window while handcuffed. She was so proud of her escape she texted her friend copies of selfies of her wrists with a set of police handcuffs still attached.

She began working as an escort after spending three months as an exotic dancer in Japan. She used the $45,000 earned in Japan to fund cosmetic surgery and put a deposit on a house.

In 2008 Tarbuck was forced to stop working as an escort because her organs shut down, all her hair fell out and her skin erupted in blisters.

Tarbuck believed she was poisoned with anthrax hidden in her shower head. The court heard Tarbucks’ ice addiction had triggered paranoid psychosis.

Asshole Kim Boland and the 3 blind Mice - Revisit

"VANCOUVER — The mayor of Vancouver has apologized to two men and a teenage boy singled out in an internal police bulletin leaked to the press for their “suspicious behaviour” at a downtown shopping mall. Gregor Robertson said it was a mistake that a document containing unblurred photos of three men described as “Middle Eastern” was made public and that an online media outlet published the pictures.
The Vancouver Police Department is conducting an internal review to better understand how the bulletin was leaked when it was intended only for internal circulation among police. In the meantime, the VPD has offered to drive the men around during the remainder of their stay.

Robertson said what’s important is that visitors to Vancouver feel valued and respected. “We’re a city that takes care of people,” he said. “We respect people no matter what their background, where they come from and what they believe in. That’s what this city is all about.”
Propanganistic bullshit notwithstanding there is more. The idiot/dope/chitheads at "Vancity Buzz", the ones arguably responsible for starting the whole thing have censored their abject stupidity off the net completely.

The mayor laid blame on the media for publishing the identifying photographs. “That’s not appropriate. That should not have happened” he said. “There’s also journalistic integrity that comes into play here.”
Gregor Roberston says sorry for mistake that saw images go viral.

And where, one wonders, is Ms. Kim Boland's apology for being a direct CAUSE of the images going viral? Nowhere to be seen because she feels the matter is 'cleared up' now.
We have a quote from Ms. Boland that seems to sum up her wholesale lack of journalistic integrity. "Just like you, I saw the information on social media and put it up on here. When we learned it had NOT been released, I took it down. I agree it’s concerning that it was leaked. I don’t know by who or how. The good news is that the whole thing has been cleared up now."

Grrrrrrr our fukkin doodle. The matter is not 'cleared up now' Ms. Boland breathlessly published these men's photos and they are now seen, in some circles, as potential terrorists. They were doing nothing illegal or improper.
What, precisely, gives Ms. Boland the self-appointed right to permanently remove their anonymity? The fact she openly stole the images from social media?
Further. 'This woman' apparently does no due diligence whatever and relies on her rat VPD pigs and then social media for her story. WTF? When called out for her grotesque stupidity she falls back on them as the excuse for it. Good grief we 'hate' this manner of open hypocrite and we have said as much to her. Clearly it did no good.  "If you have concerns about how the VPD has released this information, please contact them In this case, I am just the messenger."

I say this to Ms. Kim Boland, again. Smarten the fuk up you fully dopey chitbag. When you fuk up severely like this DON'T blame somebody else and DON'T pretend it doesn't matter. Take responsibility for what you did 'woman'.
The two men and one youth caught up in a police investigation and media leak gone wrong are speaking out about all the attention they unintentionally attracted after photographing parts of a downtown Vancouver mall, simply to see it better.

"These guys can't even see! And you expect them to be pulling off something big," said Mohammed Sharaz, who is in Vancouver with his son, Salahuddin Sharaz, and friend, Mohammed Kareem, both of whom suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition which eventually causes vision loss.
A police memo was leaked to the media showing pictures of the men and youth in Pacific Centre mall holding their phones up, appearing to take photographs. In the document, police described them as looking 'Middle-Eastern' and noted they were seen taking photographs of the mall's exits and entrances. The memo said officers only wanted to speak with them.
Mohammed Kareem, Salahuddin Sharaz, 14, and dad Mohammed Sharaz
'Investigative reporter' Kim Boland wrote breathlessly about the 'terrorists' ... here (before editing her material)

We have said before her form of yellow 'journalism' fucking reeks and now we have the perfect example of it.
The woman is a conduit for retarded VPD cops. OF COURSE innocent people will get hurt and this woman NEEDS to be bloody ashamed of herself. She isn't, she is now in full denial mode, saying she was just respewing what her rat piggies were spewing.

There is a pure sickness in chasing ambulances as a permanent career choice. This offense says it all.

It shows exactly how inbred these turds are.
The only titface moving faster than the VPD attempting to deny how corrupt they are here is Ms. Kim Boland. For fucking shame Kimmee, but I suppose one has to actually have ethics in order to offend them. Keep up the award winning 'journalism' you flatulent cow. Pffffft.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Internet Black Widow Melissa Ann Shepard

Less than a month after she agreed to abide by certain rules following her release from prison, an 80-year-old woman dubbed the Internet Black Widow has been charged with breaching those conditions.

Melissa Ann Shepard is accused of accessing the internet at the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road, in violation of conditions imposed by a Nova Scotia provincial court in March. Shepard left prison last month after serving her full sentence for administering a noxious substance and failing to provide the necessaries of life to Fred Weeks, her newlywed husband. Weeks fell ill at a bed-and-breakfast in Cape Breton in September 2012, days after marrying Shepard.
Fred Weeks was given Benzodiazepine along with tranquilizers Lorazepam and Temazepam .

Shepard and her second husband, Gordon Stewart
Shepard has a long history with the law. From 1977 to 1991, she served sentences for more than 30 separate convictions for fraud.

In 1991, she was convicted of manslaughter and served two years of a six-year prison term after killing her husband, Gordon Stewart, on a deserted road near Halifax.

Stewart was heavily drugged when she ran over him twice with a car.
Another of Shepard's husbands, Robert Friedrich, died of a cardiac arrest in December 2002, just one year after they met on a dating site.

She was not charged in relation to the death of the 83-year-old, who left her tens of thousands of dollars in assets. Friedrich's sons alleged in a criminal complaint that Shepard had killed their father with a prescription drug overdose.
In 2005 she was locked up for five years after admitting five charges, including theft, against 85 year-old Alex Strategos, from whom she stole $40,000. He claimed Shepard spiked his ice cream which resulted in multiple hospitalizations.
Halifax police allege she is a high risk to re-offend. The Crown argued Shepard is a cold, calculating woman.

"People who have contact with this lady should be careful," said Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy during sentencing. "How do you deter Melissa Ann Shepard? Let's be candid — this will not be a long-term factor."

Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial: Page and Plant Victorious

Led Zeppelin has been found not guilty of stealing the opening chords from their legendary tune Stairway to Heaven. A panel of four men and four women finished three days of deliberation to decide the chords had not been stolen.
Day three of the copyright infringement trial between Led Zeppelin and Sixties rockers Spirit over the authorship of "Stairway to Heaven" continued with the plaintiffs examination of iconic Zeppelin guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page.

Presiding judge Gary Klausner frequently reprimanded Francis Malofiy - the counsel representing the plaintiff. Malofiy played the Mary Poppins classic "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from the Disney film to discuss its use by Page as a potential inspiration for "Stairway," causing the rock legend to smile broadly. Malofiy's rambling and pauses caused Judge Klausner to exclaim "you're wasting a lot of time" - a refrain that would be repeated many times throughout Malofiy's examinations.

Led Zeppelin was the opening act for Spirit when they made their United States debut in Denver in 1968.
Led Zeppelin band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will appear in court on June 13 to defend Stairway to Heaven. Spirit, a band from Los Angeles, claim the iconic melancholic guitar that opens the song was lifted from its instrumental track, Taurus.

Damages claimed haven't been specified but reports have suggested a possible settlement of anywhere between a symbolic US$1 plus a writing credit to as much as $40 million.
A U.S. jury will decide whether the opening section of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” — one of the most famous passages in rock music — was lifted from the late Randy Wolfe, also known as Randy California — a songwriting member of the American rock group Spirit.

Led Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, the song’s composers, will face a copyright trial after a U.S. district judge in Los Angeles ruled Friday that the plaintiff had made a strong enough case in its claim of copyright infringement to send the matter to a jury. The lawsuit was brought by a trustee for the estate of Randy Wolfe.
The suit claims that the guitar introduction to “Stairway to Heaven” — widely viewed as one of the all-time great classic rock songs — infringed on the copyright of the instrumental “Taurus,” released on Spirit’s debut album three years earlier.
Led Zeppelin in 1973. From left to right, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham (1947 – 1980), John Paul Jones.
Some suggest Led Zeppelin and Taurus both stole the riff from Davy Graham's 'Cry Me A River'. (Big Kudos to 'Tolimar' on LoP - Lunatic Outpost)

Universe Builder
Going back a tad further, Giovanni Battista Granata uses the "Stairway" chord progression—and nearly the same melody. His work was composed in 1659. The passage, which occurs at the 0:32 mark, is strikingly similar to the “Stairway to Heaven” intro.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oscar Pistorius says the girlfriend he killed would want him to be free

Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic track star who was convicted in the shooting death of his girlfriend, believes she would not want him to be imprisoned for the crime.

Pistorius is awaiting sentencing for killing Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013 in South Africa. The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years. Pistorius does not dispute that he shot Steenkamp but claims that he mistook her for a burglar when he fired four bullets through the door of the toilet in his bedroom.
“I understand the pain people feel. I feel that same pain." Pistorius told reporters in a recent interview during which he wept. “If I was afforded the opportunity of redemption, I would like to help the less fortunate ..."

Pistorius walked on his stumps in court in a bid to gain sympathy for his plight.