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Monday, April 05, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - April 5, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .well, he doesn't have to go far, does he?

Man fleeing Ohio police jumps fence ­ into prison
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_odd_fleeing_to_prison
Police say a motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence ­ landing in what turned out to be a prison yard.

Garfield Heights police say the chase started in that suburb early Monday over a traffic violation and reached speeds of 90 mph.

Police say that after a race through several communities, the driver and a passenger bolted from the car and headed for a fence.

They apparently did not realize it was on the outside of the state women's prison in Cleveland.

They were arrested along with two other passengers who also tried to flee.

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A 'watershed' case in school bullying? - 04/05/10
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-04-04-bullying_N.htm
At first, it seemed like a morality play: school officials stand by as an innocent high school freshman, new in town, is harassed into suicide by a pack of older teens. A week after criminal charges were filed, the case of Phoebe Prince seems more cloudy and complicated, much like the insidious national problem that may have helped kill her: school bullying.

Red Condor Warns Of Fake eBay Security Alert - 04/05/10
http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=224201260
Rohnert Park, Calif. " April 1, 2010 " Red Condor today issued a warning of a new blended email threat that appears to be a security alert from the leading online marketplace, eBay. The email message with the subject line "eBay Procedural Warning " Security Alert," is addressed to "Dear eBay Member," and warns recipients that the sender has "detected security issues on behalf of your account."

Errant text to police leads to 3 NY drug arrests - 04/04/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100404/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_errant_text_arrests
An errant text message is costing three New York drug-dealing suspects dearly. Police say the suspects made a mistake when trying to text a potential buyer and instead reached a task force agent in Dutchess County, about 50 miles north of New York City.

Email threats or not, Erin Andrews is not leaving ‘Dancing with the Stars’ - 04/04/10
http://etidbits.com/email-threats-or-not-erin-andrews-is-not-leaving-dancing-with-the-stars=3402
Yesterday, we reported that ESPN sportscaster and current Dancing with the Stars stand-out has been a victim of threatening emails that she has received over the past six months. We revealed that a man initially sent the emails (sent to DirecTV) threatening her sexually and then eventually escalated to death threats. The emails often referenced Michael David Barrett, the man who was put in jail for videotaping Andrews through various hotel peepholes.

Deltona woman held in Oklahoma cyberstalking case - 04/03/10
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2010/04/03/deltona-woman-held-in-oklahoma-cyberstalking-case.html
A Deltona woman was arrested this week in Texas and brought to Oklahoma by the U.S. Marshals Service to face federal charges that she sent obscene material to a 14-year-old boy there and intended to have sex with him, according to a four-count federal indictment.

Ivanka Trump’s Stalker Threatens Suicide - 04/03/10
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/ivanka-trumps-stalker-threatens-suicide_100342780.html
According to statements made by the prosecutors in the case of Ivanka Trump’s stalker, he was so obsessed with her that he threatened to kill himself. The supposed plan was to commit suicide at her posh New York Trump Collection boutique. He wanted to do this in order to damage the reputation of the business and tarnish the image forever. If she wanted to keep this from happening, Ivanka needed to send him an autographed photo of herself.

Crimes 'involving Facebook up 346 pc', police force claims - 04/02/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/7546238/Crimes-involving-Facebook-up-346-pc-police-force-claims.html
Reports of crimes allegedly involving Facebook have increased by 346 per cent in less than a year, a police force has claimed.

Boston Police Department probes Facebook smears - 04/02/10
http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/boston-police-department-probes-facebook-smears-20100402
Boston police and Charlestown High School officials are cracking down on cyberbullies as a sexually charged Facebook scandal unfolds at the school. The Boston Herald reports that teenage girls became victims of “nasty” online harassment.

Jealous ex-boyfriend executed mother and daughter, 4, after discovering Facebook romance - 04/01/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1262615/Secret-Facebook-affair-pushed-jealous-ex-partner-execute-mother-daughter.html#ixzz0kEuqDL4k
A secret affair started on Facebook may have provoked a shooting which left three people dead, an inquest heard yesterday. Andrew Copland shot his former partner Julie Harrison and their four-year-old daughter Maisie before turning the gun on himself.

Perils of "chexting" hit spotlight - 04/01/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100401/od_nm/us_chexting_odd
You might like texting, frown upon sexting, but now comes "chexting" -- and it can lead to big trouble. Just ask Tiger Woods and Jesse James. Golf superstar Woods and TV celebrity James, who is married to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, have seen their lives unravel amid revelations of cheating on their spouses, in part by arranging liaisons via text messages.

Two WHS students face harassment charges - 03/31/10
http://www.wickedlocal.com/weymouth/features/x1009768279/Two-WHS-students-face-harassment-charges
A Weymouth High School girl and boy are facing criminal harassment charges because they allegedly posted a mocking video of a physically impaired special needs student on YouTube last month. “They are both being charged as juveniles,” said David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating, on March 31.

Internet child-buying suspect held in Ontario - 03/31/10
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/03/31/patrick-molesti-immigration-hearing.html
A French national living in the U.S. and arrested in Ontario for allegedly trying to buy a five-year-old over the internet will remain in custody following an immigration hearing Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

NJ court: Employee-attorney e-mails are private - 03/31/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100331/ap_on_hi_te/us_nj_sconj_e_mail_privacy
In a decision that could set new ground rules for Internet privacy in the workplace, New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled an employer was wrong in retrieving e-mails between a former employee and her attorney, even though they were sent from a company computer.

Jail for man who broke into woman's home to frame husband for child porn - 03/31/10
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7081986.ece
A man has been sent to prison after he attempted to force his way into a female colleague’s life by breaking into her house and framing her husband for downloading child pornography.
Ilkka Karttunen, who was born in Finland, became obsessed by a co-worker and hoped that he could forge a relationship with her if he could break up her marriage, jurors at Basildon Crown Court were told.

Police chief target of e-mail threats - 03/30/10
http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/89518527.html
Bags of virtual “hate mail” have landed on Victoria police Chief Jamie Graham’s desk following a viral YouTube video that shows one of his officers kicking two men while trying to arrest them.

Teen Charged with Making Threats - 03/30/10
http://www.wtok.com/news/headlines/89559067.html
Police say a local teenager has been charged him with sending threatening e-mails to students at Meridian High School. Police say 17-year old Ronnie Earl Alexander used his Facebook account to threaten people.

School District Battles 'Cyber-Bullies' - 03/30/10
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/education/100330-school-district-battles-cyber-bullies
ust last week, an eight-year old child who jumped off a southeast Houston school balcony told his mother that he was tired of the teasing. Luckily, that second grader was not hurt in the 12-foot fall, but even before his leap, “bullying” was an issue on the front burner across town.

9 teens charged in girl’s bullying - 03/30/10
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/03/30/da_charges_9_teens_faults_school_officials_in_s_hadley_bullying_case/
With sharp words and a strikingly aggressive prosecutorial stance, authorities yesterday spelled out a litany of charges against nine teenagers accused of subjecting 15-year-old South Hadley student Phoebe Prince to months of tortuous harassment before she hanged herself in a stairwell at home.

Rape Video Game Controversy - 03/30/10
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/89570087.html
The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, "Can I help you with something?" That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault.

Gangster Gun Pics Girl Jailed - 03/30/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2913707/Gangster-gun-pics-girl-jailed.html
THIS shocking picture shows a teenage girl posing with one of the world's deadliest machine guns ­ as she fulfils her dream of becoming a gangster's moll. Pretty brunette Chloe Goodman, then 17, posed with the Mac-10 in what looks like a school locker room, back-to-back with a girl pal brandishing a similar firearm.

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