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Monday, June 04, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - June 4, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man sat on after stealing sandwich
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/06/01/Man-sat-on-after-stealing-sandwich/UPI-86641338568732/

Employees at a Florida grocery store restrained a Cuban sandwich thief by sitting on him until authorities arrived, police say.

Emmanuel Jaramillo was accused of stealing a $6.92 Cuban sandwich from a Publix in Holmes Beach, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

When confronted by the store's manager about the alleged theft, Jaramillo began to tussle with the manager.

The struggle became so escalated that several Publix employees had to sit on Jaramillo until authorities arrived, an arrest affidavit from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office indicated.

The incident caused about $300 damage to a display case and $38.68 to greeting cards, the affidavit states.

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Academic loses job after public stand against crosses - 06/03/12
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120601150539362
Sissy Bradford took a public stand – unpopular with many in San Antonio – about separation of church and state. She was briefly in the news and her view prevailed. Since then, she has received e-mail threats because of her stance, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed.

Ex-employee's computer shows history of stalking - 06/03/12
http://www.adn.com/2012/06/03/2490685/ex-employees-computer-shows-history.html#storylink=cpy
Shortly after we terminated "Glenda" for Internet surfing at work, we received an anonymous phone call warning us she planned to sue for wrongful termination. To prepare for trouble, we pulled up Glenda's internet history. We discovered 194 hits to multiple websites that discuss tracking another person's cellphone using GPS, disguising a voice, "making someone's life a living hell," and changing an outgoing phone number to an incoming fake number on another phone's caller ID.

Neighbor’s videos to help decide felony stalking case - 06/02/12
http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x40864400/Neighbor-s-videos-to-help-decide-felony-stalking-case
Videos are to be added June 15 to more than two hours of court testimony given Thursday in a felony prosecution of an 87-year-old Cambridge Township man accused of stalking a neighbor by driving too slowly.

Stalker's blog broke restraining order imposed 14 years ago - 06/02/12
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Stalker-s-blog-broke-restraining-order-imposed-14/story-16258963-detail/story.html
STALKER Darren Rennison has been convicted of breaching a restraining order imposed against him 14 years ago – by writing about his victim in an internet blog. The 36-year-old started harassing Laura Linham almost 20 years ago, after they met at college.

Fake boyfriend shows (again) why we’re stuck with online cruelty - 06/02/12
http://gigaom.com/2012/06/02/fake-boyfriend-case-shows-again-why-were-stuck-with-online-cruelty/
How many restless women wouldn’t fall for an animal-loving firefighter who sent gifts and liked to talk on the phone? One Illinois woman fell hard and now she has nothing but a hole in her heart and wallet after a court refused to do anything about a sick online prank.

Online porn drove boy of 12 to rape girl, 9: He wanted to 'feel grown up' after viewing explicit images - 06/01/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152733/Schoolboy-12-raped-girl-watching-hardcore-internet-porn.html#ixzz1wpd5f4hK
A boy of 12 who raped a nine-year-old girl after watching hard-core pornography online was spared jail yesterday as his lawyer warned of a generation of children growing up with a ‘skewed view’ on sex. The schoolboy, who is now 14, told police he had raped the little girl because he wanted to ‘feel grown up’ after watching porn online.

Cyber-stalking: The big boss may turn into Big Brother, report warns - 06/01/12
http://www.contracostatimes.com/business/ci_20763707/cyber-stalking-big-boss-may-turn-into-big
Your Facebook password may be safe and off-limits, but your boss may soon cyberstalk you -- legally. It's not that your digital life is so riveting, but frankly, you pose a threat as an insider talking freely on social media. We've all heard that loose lips sink ships. Well, the same is true online.

Online trolls target obese teenager Georgia Davis - 06/01/12
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2012/06/01/online-trolls-target-obese-teenager-georgia-davis-91466-31091641/
An obese teenager who was cut free from her home has become the target of cruel internet trolls since being admitted to hospital. Georgia Davis was freed from her home in Aberdare by fire crews after her weight rose to 56 stone, rendering her too large to leave the house.

The cruellest of internet hoaxes - 06/01/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18282277
Attention seeking on the internet takes many forms, but the people who hoax online forums with tales of sick children are among the most painful, writes Jolyon Jenkins. Little Charly Johns was a trouper. She was only six years old and had cancer - but she fought it with determination. She was in and out of hospital as the disease advanced and retreated.

'She's so ugly I wouldn't even rape her': The Facebook posts about teen that made her mother snap and 'choke boy, 14, in mall' - 05/31/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152649/Facebook-comments-mother-snap-choke-boy-14-mall.html#ixzz1wpdE6wUg
A mother allegedly choked a 14-year-old boy in a mall after he wrote on Facebook that her daughter was so ugly he wouldn't even rape her. Debbie Piscitella, 46, of St. Petersburg, Florida was at Tyrone Square Mall with her 14-year-old daughter when the girl spotted the boy.

Two former waitresses sue restaurant with 'no fatties' policy for 'weighing them in BY FORCE and posting weight ONLINE' - 05/31/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152752/Two-waitresses-sue-restaurant-fatties-policy-weighing-BY-FORCE-posting-weight-ONLINE.html#ixzz1wpdN1AoB
Two former waitresses who filed a $15million lawsuit against a New York City restaurant claiming sexual harassment, discrimination and forcible weigh-ins will get their day in court. The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court affirmed on Wednesday that the case of Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton should go to trial.

Suspects wrote texts, Facebook messages about murder - 05/31/12
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/05/31/police-suspects-wrote-texts-facebook-messages-about-murderInternet searches, texts and Facebook messages implicate a Florida couple in the murder of an 18-year-old friend in their Fort Lauderdale apartment, according to police. Court documents allege that 32-year-old James Ayers and 23-year-old Nicole Okrzesik discussed killing Juliana Mensch and argued over what to do with her body online and in text messages after authorities believe the teen was asphyxiated in the early hours of March 24. Mensch’s decomposing body was found under a pile of clothing in the apartment five days later.

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online - 05/31/12
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223686
Employers have a well-established legal right to track Web surfing, emailing and other activities by employees using company computers and mobile devices. But should they do it? There can be several reasons in favor of monitoring. First, it can help protect your company from theft or other harm.

Man running as VoteforEddie.com - 05/31/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/05/31/Man-running-as-VoteforEddiecom/UPI-82481338499704/
A Florida man running for U.S. Congress is being listed under the name he legally adopted in January -- VoteforEddie.com. VoteforEddie.com, who had his name legally changed from Eddie Gonzalez, is running in Florida's 25th Congressional District as a no party candidate against incumbent Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, The News Service of Florida reported Thursday.

Mother-of-two, 36, receives police warning for Facebook joke about squirting Olympic flame with water pistol - 05/31/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152653/Mother-36-receives-police-warning-Facebook-joke-squirting-Olympic-flame-water-pistol.html#ixzz1wpcs3tfM
A mother-of-two who joked on Facebook that she would squirt the Olympic flame out with a water pistol was given a police warning. Helen Perry, 36, was threatened with arrest after writing that she had her son’s water guns at the ready after learning that people who live 60 miles away had been chosen to carry the torch through her hometown.

Thai Webmaster Found Guilty of Computer Crimes - 05/30/12
http://www.voanews.com/content/thai_court_guilty_verdict_for_webmaster/1141049.html
A court in Thailand has declared a website operator guilty of computer crimes for not quickly removing a posting by a blogger deemed offensive to the monarchy. The court suspended the sentence, but the verdict has been condemned by rights groups and an Internet industry representative as a dangerous precedent.

Mass. man arrested in fake email harassment case - 05/30/12
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x624616681/Mass-man-arrested-in-fake-email-harassment-case#ixzz1wpexQu87
Mark M. Glennon was so angry at the court system after his girlfriend was sent to prison that state police say he went to extreme lengths to discredit court officials, police and the family of the victim. Police said Glennon fabricated evidence, set up numerous fake email accounts to send threatening messages disguised as other people, created false Facebook and Yahoo profiles and even traveled out of state to hide the source of the messages.

Anders Breivik was victim of 'blood diamond' scam - 05/30/12
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/9301539/Anders-Breivik-was-victim-of-blood-diamond-scam.html
"It is our clear opinion that the Liberia trip was motivated for financial purposes," Police investigator Vidar Sather told the Oslo Court today. Asked whether the 33-year-old extremist had fallen for a "Nigerian internet scam", Prosecutor Svein Holden said that this was what he believed. Breivik maintains that he visited the troubled African country in May 2001 to attend a terror training course and meet a "Serbian crusader and war hero", who he then represented at the founding meeting of the Knights Templar in London, on 30 May 2001, directly after Liberia trip.

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