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Sat, 25 May 2013 18:10:31 +0000
Thu, 23 May 2013 20:55:26 +0000
Witness spoke to the two men who have since been arrested over the attack. She told Conal Urqhart her story.
"I was just on my way home after a trip to France. I was visiting my children in Plumstead and I had taken a 53 bus to get to Parliament Square where I was going to meet my children and walk to Victoria coach station before getting the coach to Helston in Cornwall.
"I was sitting on the lower deck and the bus stopped. I could clearly see a body in the road and a crashed car. I trained as a first aider when I was a Brownie leader, so I asked someone to watch my bag and then got off to see if I could help.
"I went over to the body where there was a lady sitting there and she said he was dead. She had comforted him by putting something under his back and a jacket over his head. I took his pulse and there was none. I couldn't see the man's face but I could see no evidence that suggested someone had tried to cut off his head. I could see nothing on him to suggest that he was a soldier.
"Then a black guy with a black hat and a revolver in one hand and a cleaver in the other came over. He was very excited and he told me not to get close to the body. I didn't really feel anything. I was not scared because he was not drunk, he was not on drugs. He was normal. I could speak to him and he wanted to speak and that's what we did.
"I spoke to him for more than five minutes. I asked him why he had done what he had done. He said he had killed the man because he [the victim] was a British soldier who killed Muslim women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was furious about the British army being over there.
"There was blood on the pavement by the car where the man on the ground had been hit by it. At first there was no blood by the body but as I talked to the man it began to flow which worried me because blood needs a beating heart to flow. But I didn't want to annoy the man by going back to the body.
"I asked him what he was going to do next because the police were going to arrive soon. He said it was a war and if the police were coming, he was going to kill them. I asked him if that was a reasonable thing to do but it was clear that he really wanted to do that. He talked about war but he did not talk about dying and then he left to speak to someone else.
"I went to speak to the other man who was quieter and more shy. I asked him if he wanted to give me what he was holding in his hand, which was a knife but I didn't want to say that. He didn't agree and I asked him: 'Do you want to carry on?' He said: 'No, no, no.' I didn't want to upset him and then the other man came back to me. I asked him what he wanted to do next.
"At that point, there were so many people around that I didn't want him to get scared or agitated. I kept talking to him to keep him occupied.
"Then I saw my bus was moving and I knew that the police would arrive very soon. I asked him if there was anything else I could do for him because my bus was about to leave and he said no.
"I got on the bus and, after 10 seconds, someone came on and told everyone to get down. I saw a police car pulling up and a police man and policewoman getting out. The two black men ran towards the car and the officers shot them in the legs, I think.
"When the shooting started, I was not scared. There weres so many women screaming and crying on the bus, it took me a minute to calm them down. I didn't have a moment to think of myself.
"I could see the man with the black hat on was badly hurt as he was being operated on but both were still moving.
"The bus then started to move away. They dropped us in the middle of Lewisham which really annoyed me because I had no idea how to get from there to Parliament Square. I am just happy that I managed to do something that might have prevented more trouble. I feel fine at the moment but I suppose the shock could hit me later."
Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may... http://fedgeno.com/
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Wed, 22 May 2013 16:07:41 +0000
PARMA, OH -
A mother in Ohio is outraged after being told her son can't return to school unless he gets rid of his mohawk.
The 5-year-old was sent home from kindergarten last week over the hair style and has not been back since.
She said keeping him out of class is too severe a punishment.
"I'm going to have to take him to go get it shaved because obviously he has to go to school," Keshia Castle said. "I'm already going to a mediation because he's missed a few days of school."
The school district told her that his hair caused a disturbance in class because teachers couldn't keep the attention of the other students.
Tue, 21 May 2013 22:36:51 +0000
Russian explorers headed home Thursday after proving it is possible to drive from Russia to Canada across the North Pole, in buses with bloated tires over drifting ice, using a pickaxe to clear the way.
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:37:36 +0000
UPDATE: Midland Avenue Neighborhood Relief will be helping and reaching out to our neighbors in Oklahoma.We have seen charities and so called relief agencies fall short when it comes to keeping compassion and humanity when people are in need of help after a disaster.We will be forwarding resources and funds to the people of Oklahoma whether it be delivering it through mutual aid networks with ourselves on the ground or diverting funds to proper efforts there.We stand with Oklahoma. We know ourselves firsthand what it is like to be left to our own means.Help us stand with them.
Aiman Youssef had to swim to his neighbor's house when Sandy hit,and since then, he's been running a local recovery center next door to his small,storm-battered condemed Midland Avenue home.The Midland Ave. Neighborhood Relief hub provides a small warming center,hot meals,supplies as well as a launching pad for home recovery crews.
Aiman Youssef has had no sponsors,only local volunteers and help from local organizations donating their time,love, and energies.
Help Aiman rebuild and continue his great work helping neighborhoods that the city has already forgotten. I am running a midland ave neighborhood relief and already more then five months I am here. We still need help because the money is not here to rebuild my home
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:27:07 +0000
From Yahoo! News: ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The unlikely pair — an itinerant hitchhiker turned Internet celebrity and a lawyer three times his age — met amid the neon lights of Times Square and headed back to a squat brick home on a quiet New Jersey cul-de-sac, authorities say.
Mon, 13 May 2013 14:56:58 +0000
A new audit of the California foster care system has revealed that over 1,000 foster home addresses match those of registered sex offenders, according to the Los Angeles Times. It seems that child welfare official failed to compare the addresses even after they were told to do so in 2008.
Thu, 09 May 2013 15:28:23 +0000
Lilly Allen had marked out a grid in chalk - which washes away in the rain - when she was apparently approached by two officers outside her home in Ramsgate, Kent.
Wed, 08 May 2013 02:32:12 +0000
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Wed, 08 May 2013 02:00:27 +0000
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