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Monday, January 16, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - January 16, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried...British man has passport tattooed on back
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/01/15/British-man-has-passport-tattooed-on-back/UPI-84001326645277/

A British man had his passport tattooed on his back and even used the image as an ID to take money out of the bank, he said.

Richard Ashton, 27, told The Sun he had his passport inked on his back while backpacking in Australia in 2006.

"I wanted something to remember my holiday by, but also wanted something patriotic," he said. "My girlfriend at the time thought I was a bit daft, but eventually she found it hilarious. That seems to be the general reaction."

The London personal trainer said when he ran out of cash on his trip to Australia, he took off his shirt at a bank to use as ID.

"The cashier gave me a strange look. She typed in my name and details after reading my tattoo and allowed me $50."

Ashton, who was born in Sydney and holds dual citizenship, said he keeps his tattoo covered up most of the time.

"I don't walk around with my top off."

British officials said Ashton couldn't use the tattoo as ID to go abroad or enter Britain.

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Daughter who attacked her Jamaican father's killers on Facebook suspended by country's tourist board - 01/15/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2086825/Daughter-attacked-Jamaican-fathers-killers-Facebook-suspended-countrys-tourist-board.html
A BRITISH marketing rep working for the Jamaican Tourism Board has been suspended after expressing her grief on Facebook about her father’s murder on the Caribbean island.

Cyber-stalker targets women in 16,000 tweets - 01/14/12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/15/twitter-stalking-racism?newsfeed=true
Scotland Yard is investigating what is believed to be one of the first cases of cyber-stalking involving Twitter. The Metropolitan Police confirmed it was examining claims that a 37-year-old man has allegedly been targeting two women who claim to have received offensive, racist and sexually demeaning tweets and emails.

Jenelle Evans' Accused Cyberstalker: Teen Mom 2 Star Is the Bully, Not Me! - 01/13/12
http://www.eonline.com/news/jenelle_evans_accused_cyberstalker_teen/286371#ixzz1jdU5Rprr
What a tangled web Jenelle Evans seems caught up in. The Teen Mom 2 star, busted earlier this week for allegedly threatening and making harassing phone calls to her ex-roommate Hannah Inman, had previously accused the guy who's now living with Inman of cyberstalking her.

Google 'improperly' accessed Kenyan rival Mocality's database - 01/13/12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/13/google-kenyan-rival-mocality-database
Web giant says it is 'mortified' to learn that people working for it used Mocality's data in attempt to sell competing product

Trenton Girl Taunted By Neighbor’s ‘Death Machine’ Has Died - 01/12/12
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/01/12/trenton-girl-taunted-by-neighbor-dies/
The Downriver girl who attracted worldwide attention for a neighbor’s taunting during her battle with Huntington’s Disease has died. Nine-year-old Kathleen Edward, of Trenton, died Wednesday night after a long bout with pneumonia, which is especially tough for Huntington’s patients to beat.

Female teacher arrested for sex with teen - 01/11/12
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8502049
Another teacher in the Bay Area is facing charges of having sex with a student. Police arrested Marie Johnson Wednesday morning when she arrived for work at Granada High School in Livermore. She has been a teacher at the school for 13 years. Johnson is now on paid administrative leave and in jail after police say she had a sexual relationship with a student.

Student wins High Court order to stop sexual photos of her being shared online - 01/11/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2085088/Student-wins-High-Court-order-stop-sexual-photos-shared-online.html
A student has won a High Court order to stop sexual photographs of her being shared on the internet after the phone they were taken on went missing.

Mother stole £76,000 from her company to fund online bingo addiction - 01/11/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085083/Mother-Lucienne-Mainey-stole-76k-company-fund-online-bingo-addiction.html#ixzz1jdTSbpQg
A mother who stole over £76,000 from her employers after becoming addicted to online bingo has been jailed for 16 months. Lucienne Mainey became addicted to online gambling after her marriage collapsed, a court heard yesterday.

Alleged stalker made threats through Facebook - 01/11/12
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16499814/2012/01/11/man-accused-of-cyberstalking-former-coworkers
A Fort Myers man is accused of cyberstalking two former co-workers using Facebook – and threatening their lives. Lee County deputies say the suspect created several fake Facebook accounts to make the threats. One of the victims said she feared for her life.

Haters bash Jordan Jefferson on Facebook - 01/11/12
http://www.nbc33tv.com/sports/bcs-championship/post-game/haters-bash-jordan-jefferson-on-facebook
Last night's loss had some Tiger fans gunning for quarterback Jordan Jefferson blasting him at the dinner table and on the Internet. But, some fans are taking their hate messages a little too far on social media, and some even threatening to hurt Jefferson. Overnight the Facebook page listed as Jordan Jefferson was deactivated.

Trumbull CSB employee sent email threat - 01/11/12
http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/jan/11/csb-employee-sent-email-threat/
The Trumbull County Children Services agency admitted Tuesday that one of its employees was responsible for the threatening message sent to Atty. David Engler’s Internet website Friday.

Bulger killer claim man receives suspended jail term - 01/11/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-16502535
An Essex man who accused a neighbour of being one of James Bulger's killers has received a 12-week suspended jail term. Spencer Payne, 44, admitted posting an offensive electronic message on Facebook saying a man in his block of flats in Dedham, was Robert Thompson.

Woman who took pictures of her boyfriend raping a schoolgirl is locked up for 10 years - 01/10/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2084607/Nerissa-Williams-took-photos-boyfriend-Neil-Beecham-raping-schoolgirl-jailed-10-years.html
A woman who photographed her 'dangerous paedophile' boyfriend raping a 10-year-old schoolgirl has been jailed. Nerissa Williams, 48, took the pictures of 49-year-old Neil Beecham assaulting the young girl, and he then posted the images online for other paedophiles to see, a court was told.

My 6-year hell of stalker next door - 01/10/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4052110/My-6-year-hell-of-stalker-next-door.html
A WOMAN last night told how she suffered six years of terrifying texts and phone calls ­ from her next door neighbour. Hollie Townsley, 21, lived in fear after anonymous messages threatened her with rape. They indicated where she was and what she was wearing.

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