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Rikers Island inmates save female prison guard from rape by fellow convict

EXCLUSIVE: Rikers Island inmates save prison guard from rape by fellow

A group of inmates rescued a female correction officer who was nearly raped by a hulking prisoner inside a locked vestibule on Rikers Island Saturday night, The Daily News has learned.


The inmates helped responding correction officers frantically tear away Plexiglas on the outside of the bubble-like watch post inside the Anna M. Kross Center at 8:15 p.m., according to multiple sources.

A skinny inmate slipped inside the so-called “A station” bubble through the small crack and opened the security door. A team of inmates then took down the assailant, Raleek Young, 27, until other officers arrived.

During the attack, Young, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 290 pounds, pulled down his pants and began masturbating while choking the officer, court records show.

“I appreciate (them) helping a sister officer because that could have been their mother, wife or sister,” Seabrook said, noting 90% of the inmates “are there to do their time and go home.”
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Wed Mar 4, 2015, 09:13 PM (19 replies)

untrained stud dog grabs grandma during als bucket challenge

Mrs Rigdon’s son posted underneath the video: “This is my mom when she was viciously attacked by a pit bull last year during the ALS ice bucket challenge.

“She lived to tell the tale of it and didn't want this released until she was ready.

“This should serve as a warning to all pet owners. Unless you are going to take the time to make an animal a pet then it will remain an animal.

“This was my sister’s dog who she only kept to stud out for breeding purposes.”

“This should serve as a warning to all pet owners. Unless you are going to take the time to make an animal a pet then it will remain an animal.”

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Wed Mar 4, 2015, 08:58 PM (2 replies)

single mom pays $1,000 a month for a garage in SF

http://www.cnn.com/videos/opinions/2015/02/25/change-the-list-poverty-garage-sutter-orig-ba.cnnSky-high rents in Silicon Valley are forcing parents into difficult living situations. CNN meets a woman who is raising her daughter in a single-car garage.
Meet the Silicon Valley mom forced to live in a GARAGE - that still costs her $1,000 per month - as San Francisco rents skyrocket
Nicole Jones lives in the tiny space with her 18-month-old daughter and she also has a son on the way
The converted home in suburban San Mateo includes a central space which is utilized as a living room, kitchen, bedroom and dining room
In the back, there is a toilet and stand-up shower
Jones says she used to live in a normal apartment but was forced to downgrade after losing her job
Although she has found work, she is going to stay put for now
The average property rent in San Mateo is $3,608, according to the real estate firm Zillow.com

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Wed Mar 4, 2015, 08:12 PM (38 replies)

Incredible photo shows a weasel riding a woodpecker


Run for your lives: The mighty weaselpecker has arrived

Amateur photographer Martin Le-May captured this incredible photo of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker in London.

This is no case of a cute interspecies friendship. That weasel is trying to kill the bird. Le-May told the BBC he heard a “distressed squawking noise” and spotted the midair battle. The woodpecker escaped after a hard landing, and the weasel ran off.

Experts said they believe the photo is real. “Weasels are fearless,” wildlife expert Lucy Cooke told the news channel. She said the vicious mammals often attack rabbits much bigger than themselves, and it’s not shocking a weasel would go after a bird if given the chance.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:30 PM (25 replies)

19 kids and counting Diiliards laugh and cheer as one tries to run down a cat

even pregnant wife laughs.wow

Derick Dillard accused of animal cruelty after posting video of himself deliberately running over a CAT while sledding
19 Kids and Counting star was filmed sledding with his family in Arkansas
His brother-in-law, Ben Seewald, pushed him directly in path of ginger cat
Dillard crashed into unsuspecting animal, before it jumped to side in terror
Family could be heard laughing and cheering in background of the footage
Video has sparked anger on Instagram, with many users deeming it 'cruel'
Dillard, 25, expecting baby boy later this month with pregnant wife, Jill, 23

Although the feline appeared unhurt by the impact, the video sparked outrage within minutes of it being posted on Instagram by Derick, who declared, 'Move, cat', before being pushed down the hill.
Some users remarked on the 'cruel' nature of the cheers from his family and friends as he crashed into the animal. Derick's pregnant wife, Jill - who is the 4th of 19 children - is not seen in the video.

Bewildered cat is hit then leaps out of way

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2978210/Derick-Dillard-slammed-Instagram-posting-video-sledding-straight-cat.html#ixzz3TNo4HcUN
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:16 PM (10 replies)

61 year old man walks 35 miles one way to work as janitor to support sick wife. $9.07/hr

DAVIS CITY, Ia. – Steve Simoff's daily commute to and from work can be more than a full-time job.

His route stretches 35 miles from this "deader-than-a-doornail" small town near the Missouri border all the way north to Lakeside Casino in Osceola.
And Simoff, 61, often hoofs it to work. That's right, he walks along Interstate Highway 35, the lone figure striding along the shoulder of the road, dwarfed by semitrailer trucks that whoosh by at 70 miles per hour.
He doesn't clock in until 11 p.m. for his overnight shift as a janitor. But to give himself time to get there on foot, he bounds out of the front door of his basement apartment at 3:30 p.m.

On those days, his 2002 Ford Windstar minivan with 105,000 miles on its odometer stays parked in the driveway. The Simoffs haven't always had a car. But even now that they do, gas money is tight

Her disability — Renee's Supplemental Security Income checks add a little cushion to Simoff's $9.07-per-hour job — prodded Simoff to walk to work on a more regular basis.

Lately, Simoff has been hitching a ride most of the way home with a co-worker who lives in Leon, leaving him a morning jaunt of barely more than eight miles.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 10:22 PM (24 replies)

students find popular teacher hanged in classroom, lower her to floor

A popular 31-year-old photography teacher was found hanging inside an Orange County high school classroom by students as they arrived to school on Monday,

The woman, identified by police as Jillian Jacobson, was found hanging from the ceiling at El Dorado High School in Placentia.

"The preliminary investigation indicates it was a suicide," said Placentia police Lt. Eric Point.

The teacher's husband was notified and grief counselors were summoned to the campus. Afternoon classes were canceled.

The students flagged down another teacher who let them in the classroom, where they found the photography instructor. Together they lowered the teacher to the floor, authorities said.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:36 PM (23 replies)

Leonard Nimoy "the full body project" championed body diversity for women _ photographs

Sci-fi hero, acting mentor... and very risque photographer! Leonard Nimoy's passion for photography that championed women with fuller figures celebrated after his death
Nimoy's collection The Full Body Project from 2007 featured obese women photographed in the nude
His subjects are the plus-size burlesque group The Fat-Bottom Revue from San Francisco
Pictures feature the women dancing, laughing and proudly staring straight into the camera
Nimoy said the book was a 'direct response to the pressure women face to conform to a size two'

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 05:39 PM (4 replies)

actress tells minorities to stop stealing white super hero roles


When TMZ asked Rodriguez on Friday if she was "going to be the Green Lantern," the actress responded, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Because of this whole 'minorities in Hollywood' thing ... It's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own."

The 36-year-old took to Facebook on Saturday to clarify the meaning behind her statements. In the video, Rodriguez first apologizes to those offended.

"I want to clarify about my comment yesterday. I stuck my foot in my mouth once again, and I said that people should stop trying to steal white people superheroes," she said. "I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended ... but I have a tendency to speak without a filter, so sorry about that."

The "Furious 7" star continued on to say that she wants to see more minority writers and producers create their own original characters for minorities.

What I really meant was, ultimately at the end of the day there's a language. And the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise. And I think that there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology ... I'm just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy, and that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 05:32 PM (95 replies)

Homeless Man Helps Push Cars Up Hill In Snow Storm, Internet Rewards Him For Kind Act. 16k thru gofu

After snow snarled a Colorado commute, a homeless man's kind acts were caught on camera. Now, he's receiving an outpouring of generosity in return.

Local news station KOAA filmed Shelby Hudgens, a homeless man, helping to push strangers' cars up a hill during a snow storm in Colorado last weekend. The deed moved many viewers and one of them, Sarah Webster, set up a GoFundMe page to help Hudgens out. The fundraiser was created on Monday, and, as of Friday morning, people had donated more than $8,000.

Hudgens said he was shocked.

"I'm amazed" he said in a video uploaded to YouTube. "There are no words that can express the gratitude that I really have for all of this."

Hudgens was left homeless after his house burned down in November and has since been living in his car with his dog, Black Jack, according to the fundraising page. After word of his compassion spread, strangers contacted the man with offers to help. According to the KOAA, one viewer paid for a hotel room for the man, and another even offered him a job.

Hudgens says he appreciates all the kindness he's been receiving and hopes that with the fundraising money, he can work toward a new beginning. He plans on finding an apartment he can stay in with his dog and eventually starting school so he can pursue his passion -- a career in the medical field -- the fundraising page indicates.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Feb 28, 2015, 04:40 PM (0 replies)
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