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Monday, February 20, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - February 20, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried...School speed sign lists six time periods
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/16/School-speed-sign-lists-six-time-periods/UPI-23351329434536/
Motorists in a Michigan town are complaining about a school speed limit sign that requires drivers to read six different time periods for the speed change.

Greg Smith said the sign, which was installed near his home in White Lake Jan. 12, lists six different times that motorists need to slow down from 45 mph to 25 mph on a mile-long stretch of Bogie Lake Road near three schools, The Oakland Press, Pontiac, reported Thursday.

"You practically have to come to a stop to read it," Smith said. "I'm thinking of printing out the speeds and attaching it to my dashboard."

White Lake Police Chief Ed Harris said he will be meeting with the White Lake supervisor and officials from the Huron Valley School District and the Road Commission of Oakland County to discuss the sign.

"We are aware of it and trying to resolve it," he said.

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Jihad from jail: Islamic terrorists using network website MuslimPrisoner.com to preach hatred from behind bars - 02/20/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103288/Islamist-terrorists-spread-jihad-hatred-bars-networking-website-extremist.html#ixzz1mvvkX4hh
Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists are exploiting a security loophole to spread their message of hate from behind bars. Not only have they been able to radicalise fellow inmates, they have also appealed to a new generation of supporters around the world.

Computer whizz faces jail for writing programme to steal personal details of 8 MILLION people, including 400 PayPal accounts - 02/20/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102689/Edward-Pearson-23-faces-jail-plotting-steal-personal-details-8m-including-400-PayPal-accounts.html#ixzz1mvvvH2Mx
A computer expert who 'plotted a £350,000 fraud' is facing jail today after admitting he stole the personal details of more than eight million people. Edward Pearson, 23, also admitted he illegally obtained the credit card details of 400 PayPal customers in an 18-month scam.

Hotel boss faces fraud probe over his 3-star 'hovel' complete with shabby interiors and out-of-date signs - 02/20/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103582/Hotel-boss-faces-fraud-probe-3-star-hovel-complete-shabby-interiors-date-ratings-signs.html#ixzz1mvw9n41U
With its three-star rating and views over Cardigan Bay, it seemed like an ideal spot for a break. But once they got through the door of the Queensbridge Hotel guests were confronted with shabby interiors and tiles falling off the walls.

Juror jailed for 'friending' pretty defendant in auto negligence case on Facebook - 02/19/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103683/Juror-jailed-friending-pretty-defendant-auto-negligence-case-Facebook.html#ixzz1mvwSLoa5
A juror who sent a ‘friend’ request to a defendant on Facebook and then bragged about being dismissed from jury service has been jailed. Jacob Jock was told he will spend three days in jail after a judge branded his actions an ‘insidious threat to the erosion of democracy’.

Trial begins Tuesday in cyber-suicide - 02/19/12
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/02/19/Trial-begins-Tuesday-in-cyber-suicide/UPI-34751329688528/?dailybrief
Jury selection is set to begin in the New Jersey trial of a man who either pulled a prank or committed a hate crime, officials say. Dharun Ravi allegedly used his laptop and camera to record and Internet-broadcast his Rutgers University dorm roommate Tyler Clementi with another man in 2010, leading to Clementi's suicide, prosecutors say.

Woman attacks man on eBay - 02/19/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/19/Woman-attacks-man-on-eBay/UPI-41261329691269/
A British mother launched an attack on her ex-husband on an eBay listing for his model train set. The woman, known only as Angie, told potential buyers about how she and her sons had been burned by her ex in the description of the train set, The Sun reported.

Man arrested again for cyberstalking - 02/18/12
http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/021612cyber-stalking-II
A 41-year-old Lady Lake man who bonded out of jail Tuesday on a cyber stalking charge, was re-arrested Wednesday for doing it again, police said. According to an arrest affidavit, Jason Bolling, Apt. 88, 735 S. U.S. Highway 441, wasted little time Tuesday in texting a mutual friend and asking her to have the original cyber stalking victim call or text him. The friend contacted the woman, who contacted police.

'All lessons are cancelled': pupil suspended after hacking school website to tell parents classes were off due to snow - 02/18/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2102990/Pupil-suspended-hacking-school-website-tell-parents-classes-snow.html
It’s one school prank that most fellow-pupils would be glad to hear about. As the snow began falling in Harrow, in north-west London on Saturday 4 February, the Jewish Free School was quick to post a message on its website assuring parents that it would none-the-less be open as usual the following Monday.

Google Refuses to Help Temple Grad With Her Creepy Google Cyberstalker - 02/17/12
http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2012/02/17/philadelphia-woman-sues-google-cyberstalking-case/
Earlier this week in Philadelphia’s Federal Court, 25-year-old Temple grad Cailin Arena and her friend Patricia McWilliam of South Carolina sued a John Doe they say has been cyberstalking them and publishing their copyrighted photos and writings without their permission. In the same suit, they name Internet giant Google­which hosts the perpetrator’s blog, Korean Dating Bloggers, as well as a fraudulent Google Plus account set up in Arena’s name­for failing to do anything about it.

Police seek bathroom peeper - 02/17/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/17/Police-seek-bathroom-peeper/UPI-63211329504006/
Police in California said they are working to identify a man who allegedly tried to take pictures or video of a female student in a bathroom at Cypress College. The Cypress Police Department said the woman was using the bathroom just after 3 p.m. Monday when she saw a hand reach under the stall divider and point a cellphone at her, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Sick texts from troll posing as dead girl - 02/17/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4135269/Sick-texts-from-troll-posing-as-dead-girl.html
A DAD has called in police after receiving sick texts from a hoaxer posing as his dead daughter. Phillipa Campbell, 19, was killed when drunk pal Rob Johnston crashed her new MG TF sports car into a wall in 2009.

Paxton man accused of cyberstalking - 02/16/12
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/courts-police-and-fire/2012-02-16/paxton-man-accused-cyberstalking.html
A Paxton man remained jailed Thursday afternoon on a $100,000 bond after being charged with cyberstalking in Ford County Circuit Court. Michael L. Widmer, 46, was charged Wednesday with two counts of cyberstalking, a Class 4 felony, for allegedly posting messages on the Internet that were directed toward a Paxton woman who he had previously been ordered to have no contact with.

St. Louis man imprisoned for cyberstalking and extortion - 02/16/12
http://www.missourinet.com/2012/02/16/st-louis-man-imprisoned-for-cyberstalking-and-extortion/
The ex-husband of a St. Louis woman has been sent to prison for eight years for cyberstalking and extortion after publicizing nude pictures and sexual videos of the woman–he also demanded 100-thousand dollars from her for shutting down the website.

FAU Cop Under Harassment Investigation - 02/16/12
http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9237&Itemid=331
Florida Atlantic University launched an investigation into allegations that a campus police lieutenant fondled and sexually harassed a co-worker. The alleged victim filed the complaint Dec. 15, 2011, which was referred to the university’s Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. South Florida Times is not publishing the woman’s name because of the nature of the allegations.

'There were hairs in my quiche': TripAdvisor troll admits smearing reputation of award-winning vegetarian restaurant she hadn't even visited - 02/16/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2101957/TripAdvisor-troll-takes-advert-national-newspaper-apologise-smearing-reputation-award-winning-vegetarian-restaurant.html#ixzz1mXnOl5AP
Despite its local reputation as a great place to eat, last autumn The Good Life was struggling to attract outside custom. Profits even fell by a quarter as visitors to Shrewsbury apparently opted to steer clear of the vegetarian restaurant - despite it being awarded a runner-up medal in the Observer Food awards.

Croatian-Born Doctor of Economics Sentenced for Cyber-Stalking, Extorting Ex-wife - 02/15/12
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2012/02/jovica_petrovic_sentencing_cyber-stalking_extortion_autrey_sauer_stenger.php
Jovica Petrovic, a 62-year-old native of Croatia, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for cyber-stalking and extorting his former American wife.

Jilted City worker described as a "narcissistic psychopath" faces jail after being found guilty of stalking ex-lover - 02/15/12
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jilted-city-worker-described-as-a-narcissistic-686710
A jilted former City worker found guilty of orchestrating a campaign of harassment against a doctor and her mother faces jail. Al Amin Dhalla, 42, moved into the home of Dr Alison Hewitt, 35, in Brighton, East Sussex, months after meeting her through an elite online dating agency for professionals. But relations soured after Dr Hewitt's family voiced concern over his "unseemly haste" to marry her and over lies they uncovered about Dhalla's past.

'We're in financial ruin, I stole £53,000' - 02/15/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2101608/Headmaster-Andrew-Wilkie-stole-53k-Southdown-Primary-School-fund-gambling-addiction.html
A headmaster stole more than £53,000 from his school to fund his gambling addiction. Andrew Wilkie, principal at Southdown Primary School in Buckley, north Wales, had already lost his life savings on online poker sites and had remortgaged his family home.

17 Mass. HS students' Facebook pictures on porn site - 02/14/12
http://www.necn.com/02/14/12/17-Mass-HS-students-Facebook-pictures-on/landing_newengland.html?blockID=651372&feedID=4206
More than a dozen Massachusetts high school students were shocked to learn their Facebook pictures had ended up on a porn website. The students go to Bay Path Technical Vocational Regional High School in Charlton, Ma. Now police and the FBI are investigating.

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