SEX crime revenge news round-up:
Two women in Bihar, India, severed their father-in-law’s hands. They say he repeatedly tried to molest them. Deputy Superintendent of Police Krishna Kumar Singh told media:
“The hands of Radheyshyam Singh, a resident of Bhanas village under Dinara block in Rohtas district, were chopped off by his daughters-in-law after he attempted to molest them.They overpowered him and chopped off both his hands with a sharp weapon (cleaver).”
Police are investigating.
In Papua New Guinea an 18-year-old decapitated her father. He’d raped her. She chopped his head off with a bush knife.
Local church leader, Pastor Lucas Kumi, says the villagers are protesting the girl form any attempts to arrest her. They say the dead father was evil:
‘The people and leaders in our area went and saw the headless body of the father after the girl reported the incident to them and explained why she had killed her father. The father went to his daughter’s room in the night and raped her repeatedly. The father wanted to rape his daughter again in the morning and that was when the young girl picked up the bush knife and chopped her father’s head off. We’ve all agreed that she is free to stay in the community because the father deserved to die. The daughter did what she did because of the trauma and the evil actions of her father, so that is why we have all agreed that she remains in the community.”
“The community have also agreed not to conduct any formal burial service for the father.”
How’s that for justice?
TV cook Nigella Lawson is alleged to have been manhandled in public by her husband Charles Saatchi. The Sunday Mirror tells its readers of an alleged incident outside Scott’s in London’s Mayfair:
Nigella Lawson attacked by husband: See shocking pictures of Charles Saatchi repeatedly squeezing TV chef’s throat
Her eyes are transfixed as she struggles to prise away the powerful hand squeezing around her throat.
Dramatic and ugly stuff. But we don’t know the whys and wherefores. All we have is the Mirror’s interpretation of a photograph.
MADELEINE McCANN: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing child ion the news:
Sunday Express (front page): “Police hint at New Maddie Breakthrough”
Number of breakthroughs to date: zero. What’s this new one? The paper says detectives have “signalled they are on the brink” of a breakthrough. in the “six year mystery”.
Really? What was said and done?
Daily Mirror: “Madeleine McCann search taken over by Scotland Yard”
IN Belfast, anti-G8 protestors have been demonstrating against fracking, bombing, arresting imprisoning and capitalism. How many were on the march?
Press Association: “Hundreds of protesters, advocating a variety of causes, braved torrential rain as they walked through streets.”
What was it like:
Staff in the nearby Post Office danced to the beat of stilt walking drummers alongside an open-sided van carrying trade unionists dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz.
The protest was organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
ICTU chair Pamela Dooley told the crowd: “Today is a defining moment in our history.”
History can be a cruel judge.
Police say there were around 1,500 protesters. I would say there few more, but not the 5,000 that had been expected.
Police outnumber protesters during peaceful anti-G8 protests in Belfast
Can it get any beter?
A separate concert for the IF anti-food poverty campaign, spearheaded by charities working in the developing world, will be held in the city’s Botanic Gardens this afternoon with acts including indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club.
The concert has been sold out, with around 8,000 people due to attend, organisers said.
At once point union flag protestors met the anti G8 protesters.
One loyalist protesting about a Belfast city council decision to only fly the Union flag on certain days disrupted the march before being surrounded by police and led away. At Belfast city hall, around 100 loyalist protesters are cordoned off by the police and kept away from the G8 protesters.
Today is actually one of the days that the council is flying the union flag, in honour of the Queen’s birthday.
Amnesty International’s Patrick Corttigan called for the Russians to free the members of Pussy Riot, telling the crowd: “Belfast is a punk city and here’s a punk message to you – free Pussy Riot.”
It was not a defining moment in history for punks.
CARINE Patry Hoskins earned £218,606 for her work on the Leveson Inquiry into media standards. He worked on the Inquiry between July 2011 and November 2012.
Hoskins, a married mother of two interviewed witnesses. She reviewed their statements and conducted legal research. She was fact checking.
ALL change in Northern Ireland. The Free Derry Corner today now sports an anti-G8 mural.
BEfore wothe world’s Troubels:
Spotter: Brian Whelan
ARE schools failing boys? Joshua Welch was suspended from Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland, for fashioning his snack into a pistol. His rustication lasted for two days. Joshua explained his art:
“It was already a rectangle. I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top of it and kind of looked like a gun.”
Adding for clarity’s sake:
“But it wasn’t.”
Sure. If you could make real guns from pastry, the French would never have been undone so easily by the Germans.
It is alleged that Joshua brandished the pastry and declared “Bang! Bang!” The Choux-ter was, blessedly, not loaded with raisins.
“One of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures.”
HUSBANDS, as we know, are all stupid. TV adverts constantly tell us so. And so, to a tale of a man who sold his wife’s wedding ring for $10 (£6) when it was worth $23,000 (£15,000).
The ring was placed in a plain watch box by Racquel Cloutier before she went off to hospital to have her fifth baby. Get that? She was going through labour for the fifth time and the stupid husband thought he’d help her out. Not by being present at the birth, but rather, pissing around with boxes.
Racquel wanted to keep her diamond ring safe from her 2-year-old twin boys while she was having another one, so her husband Eric decided to take part in the community garage sale so that the kids would be kept busy.
MODERN etiquette: Whose side are you on in this story of mobility scooter rider v cyclist?
At around 3pm in Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, the elderly female scooter driver collided with a younger male cyclist.
WHO duct taped a child to a wall in Saudi Arabia? The hunt is on.
Surprisingly, Saudi Arabia has a Human Human Rights Commission, and it’s leading the search. Maatouq Al-Sharif works there. He says, ”what happened to the child is violation of his right, and this is a criminal offence.” Sharif says the tapers need to be dealt with so that others may be “deterred”.
FEMEN, the Ukrainian feminist action group are nothing if they are not being arrested. The routine is simple: FEMEN arrive at the public place, take off their tops to reveal bare nipples and chest slogans to the watching photographers before being arrested by police.
Most eyes, of course, are on the topless women. But we’ve noticed that the arresting police are caught between having a peek and looking bemused, scared or officious.
RUPERT Murdoch and Wendi Deng are to divorce:
THE Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra tells the story of the pianist and his lover Scott Thorson (pictured above in a Boston eatery back in 1981). Predictably, Thorson has been promoting the hell out of himself. The highlight of his memory banks is his tale of a six-year long romance with Michael Jackson.
“Liberace introduced me and Michael in the late 1970s. It was right around the time Thriller was coming out and Michael and I became lovers. Our relationship went on for six or seven years. Michael was very generous too. He treated me well. Liberace and I had both undergone plastic surgery around the same time Michael underwent a nose job because he didn’t think he was handsome. We all healed together at the Liberace compound in Palm Springs.”
It’s a wonderful tableau. But can it be true.
PopBitch has produced proof that Thorson and Jackson met and hung out together. In this 1981 photo, Scott Thorson is sitting next to Michael Jackson, being driven around Beaulieu Motor Museum with Liberace by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.
Liberace did love a big car. Her he is posing with a a one-of-a-kind 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I on Feb. 21, 1985. The car was originally designed for Elizabeth Taylor, Jackson’s close pal. Isn’t Hollywood wonderfully incestuous…
NOW that Northern Ireland is more peaceful place, it’s encouraging to see it being picked to host the laste G8 bunfight. The great and good (and look out for Mr G9 Bono in attendance) will mass at the Lough Erne Hotel resort in Co Fermanagh:
The Resort is the ultimate expression in old world heritage and new world luxury, set on its very own 600 acre peninsula, between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, just outside Enniskillen, with stunning panoramic views from almost every vantage point.
TO the Old Bailey, where a juror on the third day of a murder trial has penned a note for the judge’s eyes. The juror says she is unable to focus on the case of those accused of killing 20-year-old Jamie Sanderson at the in Oceana nightclub, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, because another juror smells.
Judge Wendy Joseph considers moving the man into the press box. But away from the other jurors she worries that he may feel ostracised.
REMEMBER the thrill of your teacher telling you that classwork was going to stop in favour of watching a film? Well, one teacher in France decided he’d do that with his class of 11 year-olds and showed them violent horror flick, Saw.
He’s suspended now. Of course he is.
Apparently, Jean-Baptiste Clément told his students: “This will be your first horror film.” It goes without saying that at least one pupil ended up at home looking distinctly unwell.
“He returned from school on Monday evening, visibly in some discomfort, not well,” said the father. “I asked him and he told me his maths teacher had shown them a horror film during class. At the moment the teachers are having staff meetings and parent-teacher meetings, so their classes are cut short and interrupted a bit.”
The father then went to the authorities.
Clement was suspended on Tuesday while the school investigated and will probably face further punishment. “We’re in the process of seeing what sort of legal measures we might be able to take in this case,” said a spokesperson for the school in Hauts-de-Seine.
If you haven’t seen Saw, it involves a masked serial killer who makes people perform gruesome acts on themselves as part of some dreadful sadistic ritual. If you ever went to Cambridge University law school, you’ll know the kind of thing…
REMEMBER that terrible commercial with the moonwalking pony, where a team of marketing ‘creatives’ got together and tried to make something that looked like an internet meme? They melded hipster approved music (Fleetwood Mac) with ironic dancemoves (moonwalking) with a cutesy animal (a tiny horse) and put it all together in a bid to get down with the yoof.
Well, regardless of whether you were the kind of sap who liked it or not, there’s trouble with the star of the show.
IN 1989, Ian Brown and John Squire of The Stone Roses were interviewed for Music Box. It was awkward. The interviewer comes across like a therapist or headteacher talking to naughty teenagers. Brown smiles warmly:
JIROEMON Kimura has died in his native Japan (see photo above). He was 116. His death is not being treated as suspicious. The official verdict is that the world’s oldest living human died of natural causes.
IT is hard to know what to wear when the weather has been as hot as it has been. Going to work in sweltering heat is no fun, especially if you work on a stuffy train. And so, if you’re a train driver, you might want to work in your shorts because, as everyone knows, the length of your trouser has no influence on the quality of your train driving.
However, drivers on Sweden’s Roslagsbanan have been banned from wearing shorts, even though they were allowed to in previous summers.
The answer? Protest skirts.
LOCAL news special: The Nottingham Post reports:
Couple return from holiday to find grass by their street cut to different lengths
WHY did Stephen Wilson name his garage gymnasium at East Calder, West Lothian, the Choir Boy Grooming Room? Is he hoping to attract the key and as-yet-untapped clerical keep-fit market? Is the venue more Jim Savile than gym fit?
Neighbours are not happy at the naming and the sign he put up. They called the police.
But Mr Wilson says it’s all a joke:
“I came up with the name because choir boys are seen as quite weak, and grooming, although nowadays is seen as sexual and associated with paedophiles, is also a training term meaning preparing your body and mind for something. I just put a different slant on the name.”
TODAY, hundreds of Metropolitan Police officers stormed a Soho squat to break up a planned G8 protest. The police smashed their way into a squat in Beak Street, Soho. A police chopper hovered overhead. The 200-odd residents of a group called StopG8 had been planning Carnival against Capitalism, an anti-capitalist protests planned for this afternoon.
On Piccadilly, police encountered more protestors. The police blockaded the doors to Fortnum and Mason. Loads of coppers stood about on Regent Street. The protestors had planned to picket nightclubs like Annabel’s and Mahiki, and 100 addresses of “power and tyranny” where the rich hang out.
Police were only rivalled in number by the ranks photographers and journalists.
FLASHBACK to June 5 1986: Boy George is on the A Team.
The original AP caption runs:
Boy George on the Range in The A-Team. British pop star Boy George, left, guest-stars as himself at Saugus, California near Los Angeles, United States, when Faceman (Dirk Benedict, center) inadvertedly books his Culture Club band into a town or rowdy cowboys hankering for some down home music and Hannibal (George Peppard, right) tries to give ‘em what they want, in ‘Cowboy George’ which will be broadcast on NBC/TV’s The A-Team on Tuesday, June 17, 1986. Mr. T., second from right.