Thursday, September 29, 2016
Convicted child rapist who posed as policeman to attack schoolgirls aged 11 and 12 in one hour is jailed for life
We must not be told his religion of course but Badran is a common Arabic surname
A convicted child rapist who posed as a policeman to attack two schoolgirls in the space of an hour was jailed for life today.
Apeldelrazek Badran, 33, had been released six months before the attacks after serving nine years for raping a nine-year-old girl.
He was locked up in 2003, released on licence in 2009, recalled in 2011 and finally released again in July 2015 before the latest spree of sexually motivated crimes against schoolgirls.
In the first attack on January 27 this year, Badran disguised himself as a policeman when he attacked an 11-year-old girl intending to sexually assault her, but she managed to escape.
An hour later, he tried to ‘arrest’ a vulnerable 12-year-old girl for shoplifting.
He lured her into an alleyway, threatened to 'cut' her with what she thought was a knife before sexually assaulting her.
During the attack the girl's frantic mother, who was worried because her daughter hadn't returned home, made panicky calls to her mobile.
Badran then took photos of the girl's half-naked body on his phone, forcing her to smile and telling her that if she told anyone about the incident he would post the pictures online.
She managed to escape but dropped her mother's bank card.
When the terrified girl was eventually found by her mother she was 'crying and shaking' and said, 'it's not my fault, I tried to escape'.
Police identified Badran before officers went to his home address in Enfield, north London, half a mile away from where the two attacks took place.
The officer found the bank card and a photo of his victim, which Badran had edited to include his own details of what happened for his own pleasure.
Badran was found guilty of one count of causing acutal bodily harm, battery with intent to commit a sexual offence, sexual assault by digital penetration, sexual touching and bank-card theft.
He was also found guilty of a further two breaches of his sexual harm prevention order.
Jailing Badran today at Wood Green Crown Court, Judge Rosa Harwood-Smart QC said: 'You fit the criteria of a dangerous offender.
'All these offences are serious and the girls have been deeply and probably permanently scarred by their experience and I am aware of the damage to them and their families as a result of your actions. 'The seriousness is such, that a determinate sentence is not appropriate, and I am sentencing you to life.
'You are very dangerous. Your behaviour is described as protracted and they say you pose a high risk towards children, and a high risk of reoffending.'
Judge Harwood-Smart sentenced Badran to life with a minimum term of eight years and four months in jail.
Jewish activist is HECKLED at Labour conference as he slams the party for becoming an unsafe place for Jews
Jewish Leftists are a pathetic lot
A leader of Jews in the Labour party was heckled from the floor of party conference today as he slammed an 'upsurge' in anti-Semitism.
Mike Katz said Labour had become a party that was 'not seen as welcoming to Jews' amid a growing dispute about anti-Semitism among activists supporting Jeremy Corbyn.
But as Mr Katz urged delegates to immediately adopt party rule changes to make it easier to remove anti-Semites from ranks, he was loudly heckled from the floor.
Reports suggested the activist shouted that Mr Katz, vice-chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, did not speak for all Jews and was talking 'rubbish'.
Mr Corbyn faced renewed calls at conference from MPs to do more on anti-Semitism at the conference after claims were made on the conference fringes that racism was being 'weaponised' against the Labour leader.
In his speech, Mr Katz said: 'I don't want to be here because I wish there hadn't been an upsurge in antisemitics, Islamophobic, misogynistic and homophobic vile hate speech in our party, even here, in our exhibitions and on our fringe, I'm sad to report.
'Jeremy [Corbyn] has said it, Tom [Watson] has said it, we have all said it; there is no place for this in our party. We must root it out.
'Against this backdrop, is there any wonder that support for Labour amongst British Jews is said to be as low as 7 per cent.
'It makes me weep; the party of Manny Shinwell, the party that has done more than any other to promote tolerance and inequality, the party to which the Jewish Labour Movement has been affiliated since 1920, is not seen as a welcoming home for Jews.'
The row comes after Labour's ruling national executive committee last week decided only to 'note' proposals – which would make it easier to expel those responsible for anti-Semitism and other forms of racism – meaning they will not be implemented until next year.
Mr Katz said it was a 'let down' that it will be another 12 months before 'we can signal to our members that we're serious about dealing with the problems. We shouldn't have to wait another year. It should be now'.
Israeli ambassador Mark Regev is at the Labour conference in Liverpool today to attend the annual Labour Friends of Israel Reception.
Mr Corbyn is due to attend the event on the fringes of the main conference tonight.
A year ago, the Labour leader ran into trouble for his speech at the event as he was criticised for not using the word Israel in his main remarks or while taking questions.
Anti-Semitism returned to the forefront of the conference yesterday as Illford North MP Wes Streeting, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on British Jews, spoke out.
At a Saturday night fringe meeting, controversial Momentum activist Jackie Walker last night accused opponents of Mr Corbyn of 'weaponising' and 'exaggerating' anti-Semitism against the Labour leader.
Leaflets distributed outside a meeting on religious hatred by the left-wing pressure group Momentum were branded 'anti-Semitic and undeniably racist' by Mr Streeting.
The leaflets claimed that the Jewish Labour Movement acted as 'a representative of a foreign power, Israel' and called for it to be disaffiliated from the Labour Party.
Mr Streeting told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'That last comment, 'acts as a representative of a foreign power', this isn't ambiguous. This is classic anti-semitic trope, at our conference.
'In terms of some of the people we're talking about, and the problem that occurs, they're not going to listen to people like me. 'But they do place a lot of faith and stock in Jeremy.
'As someone who has a track record of tackling racism and discrimination, I think in the past year he's had a golden opportunity which he hasn't yet taken up to show real leadership on this, and help navigate through some of the problems we face in terms of anti-Semitism.'
Mr Streeting acknowledged that anti-Semitism was not a problem among the vast majority of Labour members, and that anti-Semitism can be used to shut down legitimate debate on Israel. He added: 'But sometimes that debate does spill over into anti-semitism.
'Jeremy Corbyn has got an opportunity to show real leadership to help steer us through. 'I feel in the past year he hasn't acknowledged the extent and the nature of the problem, or helped us reach a solution.'
More of Britain's unending bureaucracy
Parents are furious as council refuses to collect dirty nappies unless they show their children's BIRTH CERTIFICATES to prove they're under three
Parents have been left furious after a council revealed its binmen would only collect dirty nappies if they showed their children’s birth certificates.
Anglesey Council says that because most children are potty trained between ages of two and three, people should prove their child’s age to receive the service.
But families claim the changes do not consider different child development rates or take account of some disabled children requiring nappies for longer.
The nappy collection every fortnight will only be for families with children up to three years old, according to the North Wales Daily Post.
Everyone else must put them in their normal household waste which is collected once every three weeks, on what is the fifth largest island surrounding Britain.
Steph Roberts, a mother from Gwalchmai, told the newspaper: ‘I think it’s disgraceful that they’ve placed an age limit on the service.
‘I have a three year old who’s currently being potty trained, and I know I’m not the only one in the same situation.’
Another family with a disabled daughter aged five were allegedly told to ask health officials for help after learning that there were no exceptions to the rule.
Ian Cheney, whose daughter Olivia has Down’s syndrome, said: ‘I automatically assumed that Livy would be eligible for the council service because of her disability.
‘At the moment, with fortnightly collections, it’s a struggle but we usually make it. But we have no hope of being able to cope for three weeks.’
A council spokesman said: ‘Evidence collated by our waste management team suggests that most children are potty trained between the ages of two and three.
‘It has therefore been agreed to offer this service up until a child’s third birthday.
‘Requesting a copy of a child’s birth certificate will allow us to monitor the number of children benefiting from the service and their respective ages.'
The council insisted the service will only be provided to the child's home address and does not cover any nursery, crèche or child-minding service they may attend.
The spokesman added: ‘There is another service which is readily available for individuals who are unwell or have medical needs.'
This is called the 'offensive non-infectious household waste collection' and is available on request from healthcare providers with an application form.
The council has organised drop-in sessions to explain the changes at a local leisure centre this afternoon and at a library tomorrow.
Walmart Workers Refuse to Make Cop's Retirement Cake
Three Walmart workers in McDonough, Georgia, refused to decorate a “thin blue line” cake for a police officer’s retirement party because they said it was racist.
A number of my Georgia readers alerted me to the story and on Saturday night I spoke directly with the police officer’s daughter. She asked that I not divulge her name and I’ve agreed to honor her request.
“I was so shocked,” she told me. “I didn’t know what to do or say or anything. I was trying not to lose my temper or make a scene.”
For the record, Walmart has confessed that most of her allegations are true. I’ll have more on that a bit later in this column.
The police officer’s daughter went to the Walmart on Willow Drive on Sept. 22 to order a flag for her father’s retirement party. He was leaving the force after 25 years on the job.
She showed the bakers a photograph of the police officer’s flag — the black and white version of Old Glory with a blue line.
“One of the bakers told me the design could be perceived as racist and nobody feels comfortable decorating the cake,” the police officer’s daughter told me.
As an alternative, she suggested a chocolate-frosted cake with a horizontal, frosted blue line.
But that design was also rejected by Walmart’s cake decorator.
“She said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable doing this,’” the cop’s daughter told me. “I asked her, ‘Is there something wrong with cops?’”
After being rejected for a third time, the 21-year-old told the bakers, “I’ll find another bakery, thank you.”
She was much more polite than I would’ve been, folks.
“I was disappointed,” she told me. “I go to Walmart all the time — at least once a week, spend hundreds of dollars. I just wanted to make my dad a cake to show how much i appreciated him.”
A friend of the family posted an item about the incident on Facebook and it wasn’t long before the Walmart store manager called the police officer’s wife and daughter and apologized.
“He said he was so sorry,” the daughter told me. “He offered to make the cake free of charge and he gave me a $50 gift card.”
A Walmart corporate spokesperson confirmed most of the story.
“Our goal is to always take care of customers,” the spokesperson told me. “But, sometimes we misstep. We’re glad we were able to connect with the family to apologize and make this right.”
Walmart did not say if one of their associates called the cake racist. “I can confirm an associate made a mistake that has since been corrected for the customer,” the spokesperson told me.
So how did Walmart right their wrong? The answer to that question is going to curdle your Fruit Loops, folks.
The manager offered to make and decorate a new cake. But there was just one problem — the cake decorators refused to comply.
“So the manager told me that he would decorate it — but it looked terrible,” the police officer’s daughter said. “It doesn’t look professional.” I’ve attached photographs of Walmart’s handiwork — it’s absolutely embarrassing and unacceptable.
“I work in retail,” the officer’s daughter told me. “If I didn’t want to deal with a customer and said ‘No,’ I would get fired.”
Unfortunately, her father’s retirement party [was] Sunday night, so [there was] no time to go elsewhere.
“It irritates me that in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Walmart was looted and the cops were protecting them,” she said. “And you can’t make a cake for the people who are protecting you?”
Walmart needs to make this right and they can start by delivering a professionally decorated cake to the police officer’s family.
The three cake decorators need to be told: either decorate the cake or be fired.
Just because Walmart is the home of low prices doesn’t mean they have to hire a bunch of low class, anti-cop bigots.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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