June 9, 2011
[Jenny Brightly, US Crime News Contributor]
What’s On Xiamen: American pediatrician
, Dr. Earl Bradley, who practised in the state of Delaware
is now on trial for allegedly raping
86 toddlers over a period of more than 10 years. All were his patients and of his victims, only one was not female. He has entered a plea of not guilty to all 24 charges against him.
The families of the victims who were shown the doctor’s stash of videos recording the rapes were horrified and a forensic computer engineer testifying said: “They were beyond anything I had ever witnessed. Nothing prepared me for it”.
Bradley, a married doctor with four children was practising from 1994 up to his arrest in 2009.
He is expected to get life imprisonment.
June 9, 2011
[Tom Hopper, US News Contributor]
Spiegel Online International: With more than 3000 American death row inmates in the 34 US states that employ the death penalty not-so-eagerly awaiting their killing by lethal injection, America is running out of the lethal injection drugs to despatch the prisoners as US firms stop producing the deadly drug.
America’s desperate attempts to import the drugs though are not proving to be successful as country after country is refusing to supply the deadly drugs. The latest slap in the face for US executioners was from Germany which point-blank refused to supply the drug. Recently, India, UK and Denmark have done the same.
As a result, many executions have had to be delayed and the US is currently considering the employment of more primitive methods to cull its waiting list for executions.
Not a good time to be on death row in the USA it would seem. Perhaps the USA should be looking to get the lethal drugs from countries more amenable to killing their citizens which include Libya, China, Syria, Yemen, DRC as it is unlikely then that it would face any opposition for the importation of the necessary drugs.
In America, offences that carry the death penalty include:
- Use of weapon of mass destruction resulting in death
- Espionage, terrorism, certain violations of the Geneva Conventions that result in the death of one or more persons,
- Aggravated rape in Louisiana, Florida and Oklahoma;
- Extortionate kidnapping in Oklahoma;
- Aggravated kidnapping in Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky and South Carolina;
- Robbery and and aircraft hijacking in Alabama;
- Drug trafficking resulting in a person’s death in Connecticut and Florida;
- Train wrecking which leads to a person’s death and perjury which leads to a person’s death in California.
In addition, under the US Uniform Code of Military Justice, execution can be ordered for many more offences including: desertion, mutiny, spying, and misbehaviour before the enemy.
Many of those executed in the USA have received posthumous pardons.
June 9, 2011
[Jenna Klimes, Technology News Contributor]
Out in Autumn this year, Apple‘s new iOS 5 promises to delight even the most unimpressionable by its stunning display of features designed to uprate the iPhone into a never-seen-before must-have communications marvel.
Practically all the functionality of the existing iPhone OS infrastructure has been upgraded and refined, from notifications, text and photo editing to messaging and media management.
Check it out and give your iPhone a treat…
June 9, 2011
[Kathy Tomlins, Fashion Contributor]
According to MailOnline, Hudson Jeans wants smoking hot Pippa Middleton to be their next signature model as it seems that the Pippa-crazy designers have been putting out lots of photos of her wearing the tightest of jeans.
Georgia May Jagger, daughter of the wrinkled, but talented, Mick Jagger, is the brand’s current ‘mascot’ model, but since the Pippa phenomenon, the brand is on course to ditch protocol to get Pippa’s bum into their jeans come what May.
AND isn’t there a rumour about that Pippa is to replace Cheryl Cole at US X Factor and may run for President whilst at it?
Pippa, ‘Oh yes, you can!’