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Monday, June 14, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - June 14, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .They wand for these at airports, so why didn't they do that here?

Bra causes headache for lawyer visiting Miami jail
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100613/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_wrong_bra_jail

An attorney claims she couldn't visit her client at a South Florida detention center because of the undergarment she was wearing. The attorney said an underwire bra set off a metal detector at the Miami Federal Detention Center earlier this month. Guards at the facility then wouldn't let the woman inside.

According to The Miami Herald, the attorney removed the bra in a bathroom and again tried to enter the detention center. This time, guards refused to let her inside because she wasn't wearing a bra.

The woman later e-mailed other attorneys about the incident.

Officials at the detention center declined to comment to the newspaper, as did the attorney who was involved.

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Sparks man accused of making sexual contact with girl on Facebook - 06/14/10
http://www.rgj.com/article/20100614/NEWS01/100614001/-1/CARSON/Sparks-man-accused-of-making-sexual-contact-with-girl-on-Facebook
A Sparks man has been arrested on suspicion of making contact of a sexual nature with a 14-year-old girl using a Facebook account.

Widow tricked by soldier's website dating con - 06/14/10
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2010/06/14/widow-tricked-by-soldier-s-website-dating-con-72703-26648295/
AN ELDERLY widow has been left seriously out of pocket by an internet dating site scam. The woman has lost almost all her life savings after being duped into sending hundreds of thousands of pounds to a supposed American soldier.

South Hackney Fox Attack Family Under Police Protection - 06/14/10
http://www.hackneyhive.co.uk/index/2010/06/south-hackney-fox-attack-family-under-police-protection/
The home of Nick and Pauline Koupparris, where their 9 month old twins were mauled by a fox, has been given police protection, following online threats from animal activists and hostile reactions on internet forums.

Scam forces online art shop to close - 06/13/10
http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/06/12/article/scam_forces_online_art_shop_to_close
As art crimes go, this case can’t compete with the theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity , a 1969 case that netted thieves a $20 million masterpiece. Not by a long shot. But this crime ­ a first-of-its-kind case for Greensboro police ­ has left Meg Sternberg devastated nonetheless.

Seattle man charged with cyberstalking teenager - 06/12/10
http://www.theolympian.com/2010/06/12/1269708/seattle-man-charged-with-cyberstalking.html
A Seattle man has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and cyberstalking for a two-year relationship police say he established with a Bainbridge Island girl in 2005, when he was 27 years old and she was 14.

Ex-police officer faces cyberstalking count - 06/11/10
http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=12633412
State police have arrested a former Southeastern Louisiana University police officer suspected of superimposing women's driver's license pictures onto nude bodies and posting the results on adult websites.

Adult Web Sites Lure Cybercrime Victims - 06/11/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20100611/tc_pcworld/adultwebsiteslurecybercrimevictims
Porn surfers are likely to have out-of-date software that can be exploited, making those users an attractive target for cybecriminals, according to a study.

Chinese man convicted of selling son online - 06/11/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7819739/Chinese-man-convicted-of-selling-son-online.html
The man from the central province of Hubei sold his two-year-old son to a Beijing couple in April last year after advertising the child online, the Beijing Times reported. The man, named only as Lu, sold the child after he split up with the boy’s mother and decided he did not have the time or money to raise him, the report said.

Gilbert man posts online ad to trade marijuana for iPad - 06/10/10
http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Gilbert-man-posts-online-ad-to-trade-marijuana-for-iPad-96081839.html
Police officers arrested a 20-year-old Gilbert man who allegedly tried to trade marijuana and an iPod for an iPad. According to the Gilbert Police Department, Jacob Walker posted an advertisement on Craigslist.com indicating that he wanted to trade an Apple iPod Touch and marijuana for an Apple iPad. He included pictures of both in his ad.

Frasier actor conned by fake fallen soldier from Fife - 06/10/10
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/east-central/182075-frasier-actor-conned-by-fake-fallen-soldier-from-fife/
A young Fife woman who struck up an online friendship with Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer has been forced to apologise to him after she pretended to have died on active service in Afghanistan.

Cyber scams to watch for - 06/09/10
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/consumer/conlaw/cyber-scams-to-watch-for-06092010
Con artists are after people's money and will do anything to get it, including promises of love and romance over the internet. Like so many people looking for love these days, "DJ" turned to a dating website and met a man she thought would change her life. His said his name was Mike Smith.

Man sentenced for posing as teen to solicit photos of girls in underwear - 06/09/10
http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2010/06/man-sentenced-f-5.html#ixzz0qqGb6Oi0
A 40-year-old Grass Valley man has been placed on five years probation, given a three-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender after posing as a teenage boy to solicit photos of teenage girls in their underwear.

Justin Bieber ‘Googles’ himself, but do you … and why? - 06/08/10
http://www.beehivecity.com/hightech/justin-bieber-googles-himself125406-but-do-you-and-why/
He’s got a crush on Cheryl Cole and he likes ‘Googling’ himself, it’s nice to know that 16-year-old Canadian pop-sensation Justin Bieber hasn’t let fame change him … yep, he’s just like the rest of us. These ’shocking’ truths were revealed by fellow music star Sean Kingston in an interview with Myspace. Kingston claims to not search for his own name (really?) … but just how much ’self-googling is going on, and why?

Internet addicts stage jail-break from rehab centre - 06/08/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7810810/Internet-addicts-stage-jail-break-from-rehab-centre.html
A group of mutinous internet addicts have staged a break-out from a Chinese rehabilitation clinic after being unable to stomach a grueling routine of 5am wake-up calls and military style exercise routines.

Does LimeWire owe the RIAA $1.5 trillion? - 06/08/10
http://www.p2pnet.net/story/40481
If anyone has ever wondered if Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music and their RIAA have lost it, they should wonder no more. “The corks were popping over in LaLa land”, said p2pnet in the middle of May. That was because judge Kimba Wood had ruled LimeWire infringes copyright.

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