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Reporters get arrested while covering Clinton wedding

Chelseas Wedding 

Chelsea-clinton-marc-mezvinsky Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will NOT be requesting the pleasure of reporters' company at the marriage of their daughter Chelsea Clinton to Goldman Sachs investment  banker Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday, July 31st, at 6 p.m., at their Astor Estate in  Rhinebeck, NY.

State police Maj. Michael A. Kopy warned that any one caught snooping on any of the 500 guests would be arrested. 

Already two Norwegian reporters were arrested for taking pictures of the gate of the house, and may be facing up to 15 days in jail and/or a fine up to $250, the Christian Monitor is reporting. 

Some of the VIP guests have had some legal issues of their own.

The groom's father, former Iowa congressman Edward Mezvinsky, also known as the one-man crime wave, was convicted and served  prison time in 2001 on 31 different counts of fraud.

Chelsea-clinton-marc-mezvinsky-v3 The mother of the bride made history in 1996, after she became the First Lady to be subpoenaed to testify before a Federal grand jury during the Whitewater controversy. There was insufficient evidence of any criminal wrongdoing.

Let's not forget the father of the bride was   impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice after a certain indiscretion with a White House intern.

Al Gore will probably be smiling brightly in wedding pictures after news that Portland Police Bureau recommended the district attorney drop sexual assault charges against him.

The elephant in the room at this wedding will smell like money. Considering the poverty the Clinton family has seen in places like  Haiti, the cost of the wedding -- reportedly between $2 to $6 million  -- is nearly criminal.


Chelsea-bill-clinton Fox News and the Examiner have the scoop on their extravagant expenses:

Security: $200,000 (Not including the public cost of closing roads, no-fly zone and the secret service) 

Toilets: $15,000

Tents: $600,000 (air-conditioned with glass walls) 

Music: $40,000

Alcohol: $30,000 

Cake: $11,000 (Gluten-free)

Catering: $750,000 (Oprah's Chef Laura Pensiero)

Tables and crockery: $109,000

Flowers: $500,000 (Celebrity florist Jeff Leatham)

Bride's gear: $25,000 Vera Wang dress and $250,000 jewelry 

Wedding Planner: Bryan Rafanelli, of Boston: $200,000

View more photos of the affair.

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Victim's brother has a message for a rapist

Untitled-1 A man tried to rape Kelly Dodson, while she was in bed sleeping with her daughter.

Her brother Antoine Dodson heard her screaming and was able to scare off the attacker.

The victim's brother has a message for the intruder:

"We got your T-shirt. You left finger prints and all. You are so dumb. You are really dumb - for real ... You don't have to come and confess that you did it. We're looking for you. We're gonna find you. I am letting you know now."

(via Miami Herald Staff Jared Goyette)

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Graceful clerk hits would-be robber with Jesus

1 Nayara Goncalves, 20, of Brazil, tried to convince an armed man to find God on Friday, as he attempted to rob the Metro PCS cell phone store she manages in Pompano Beach. Here is the story.

Would be robber: I really hate to do this ... Give me all the money in the register.

Goncalves: I don't have any money in the register. I just opened.

Would-be robber: Don't be scared. Nice and calm

Goncalves: You can do what ever you want. I am just going to talk to you about the Jesus I got before you leave.

Would-be robber: God bless you for that.

Goncalves: I am Christian.

Would-be robber: So am I and I absolutely hate doing this ... I am embarrassed to have to do this but I have no choice.

Goncalves: You are young. You have beautiful eyes. You don't need to do this.

Would-be robber: You are making it harder.

Goncalves: Jesus has something way better for you, for every one that is out there. I am not blaming you. I am not judging you. I don't know what you are going through. But all of us are going through a hard time right now.

Would-be robber: That's why I refuse to do anything to anybody out there in the streets. I have never done this before.

Goncalves: You know Jesus has a beautiful city in heaven.

Would-be robber: This is so ironic.

Goncalves: I am not trying to B.S. you. You have a gun, if you want to come in I will never and ever going to stop you.

Would-be robber: I go to Calvary Chapel.

Goncalves: I have gone there. I love Pastor Bob.

Would-be robber: Pastor Bob? The Pastor? The Latin one? I am so sorry. I am so sorry to put you through this.

Goncalves: I go to the family of God. Every day I pray to God to protect us and to protect people on the streets. I don't know if you have a family.

Would-be robber: That's why I am doing this.

Goncalves: I can try to help you find a job. I have a lot of friends in church.

Would-be robber: I have a job.

Goncalves: Then why are you doing this?

Would-be robber: Because I'm going to be evicted if I don't come up with $300. I am so sorry to do this to you.

Goncalves: You don't have a friend that could let you borrow the money.

Would-be robber: I have spent the last three days trying to do that. Look I know that you have to call the police. I know that you have to do what you have to do. I am not very good at this obviously.

Goncalves: There is no money in the register.

Would-be robber: Can you show me?

Would-be robber: Do you own the store?

Goncalves: No. I am the manager.

Would-be robber: I am sorry. I won't be hurting you. I will have to take the stack.

Goncalves: They will charge me for it. I am the one responsible. No one comes here.

Would-be robber: I don't want to do that to you. I am sorry. I am sorry. I understand if you have to call the police.

Goncalves: You know you don't need to do that. You know Jesus. He can help you.

Would-be robber: God bless you.

Goncalves: Jesus helps you. He can change your life. Go back to church. Find a job. Get real friends in church. talk to a pastor. They can pray for you. You don't need to do this. Jesus is coming soon. Go to YouTube. Start watching the videos. Is going to change your life. I was just watching it yesterday and it changed completely my life. Jesus is coming really soon. The end is coming. There is no time.

Would-be robber: You know one thing. Good will be coming your way for what you did today. God bless you and have a good day.

Goncalves: Thank you so much for not doing anything with me.

Would-be robber: You want to know something? It's not real. It's a BB gun. That's how great I am at this.

Goncalves: Be careful. Be careful. Have a good one. May God bless you.

Miami Herald Staff James H. Burnett III has the story.

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Graffiti writer YNOT inspired many



Michelle Corso-Mottola, 44, said her son Jonathan Corso "just wanted to make the world a more beautiful place."

Corso was a graffiti writer, known as YNOT, who made a living as a tattoo artist. 

He spent most of his life drawing and splashing colorful paint on dull walls, rusted freights, and abandoned buildings throughout South Florida.

Writers sacrifice a lot for their art. The troubled vandals have stories about running and hiding from police officers. YNOT had many. He was obsessed with spray-paint. And he was not alone. 

Corso's five-month-old son Maxamillion should know his dad was a gutsy frontiersman, who was part of a worldwide art scene.

Corso's death may have had nothing to do with painting. He was killed on Wednesday morning at a Davie strip-club called Eden, while celebrating his 21st birthday. A man ran him over with a Cadillac Escalade. These are the facts little Max should probably not think about. Instead, Maximillion should always remember that his dad was loved by many.

In South Florida's scene of self-righteous vandals, graffiti crews MSG, 28, BUK50 and the many writers who respected his creativity, dedication and guts are in mourning. 

On the MSG cartel website, an anonymous blogger posted: "We lost a member of our family today. A homie that touched many of our lives.Our crew will never be the same." 

"It felt just like yesterday when we first met. He was like 15-years-old and I was impressed with his skills as a bomber and a painter, but more as a person," posted graffiti writer Doper on the MSG site. "You will be missed homie."

Lemik One posted he noticed YNOT's name everywhere, and that like most good artwork it always made him smile.

MTX concurred on the site:

"You always made me smile, and your art spoke for itself."

On a Facebook Memorial, fellow writer Drew Daniels was unafraid to post publicly:

"It was a pleasure taggin with you."

Donald Esposito confessed YNOT will "always be a true inspiration." Steven MacTaggart shared Esposito's feeling: "Such an inspiration, sad to see you go like this."  Mad Makz Parris shared MacTaggart's pain: "You inspired me ... you'll always be in my heart and behind my art."

Writers, friends and family will be honoring YNOT's memory on Friday night at Mex Cafe & Lounge, 10031 Sunset Strip, in Sunrise. 


Posted by Andrea Torres at 10:28 AM on July 29, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (25) | TrackBack (0)

Gutsy police officers

Immigration Arizona Lawsuit
Phoenix police officer David Salgado and Tucson police officer Martin Escobar are among the many police officers in Arizona challenging Senate Bill 1070 on grounds that the law goes against their moral fiber. Here is the story.

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Hackers Wanted

A film about computer outlaws titled "Hackers Wanted" portrays how frontiersmen such as Adrian Lamo are deeply misunderstood.

Lamo reported to U.S. Army authorities that Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, had leaked classified information to WikiLeaks -- though WikiLeaks has denied the claim. Read the story. 

The film, directed and written by Sam Bozzo,  was leaked on YouTube and it is divided into 10 parts. Watch it here.

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Chris Rock: How to not get your ass kicked by the police

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App helps track stolen iPhones

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Star Wars' Darth Vader robs a bank

Amd_vader_bank A man wearing a Star Wars' Darth Vader costume robbed a Chase bank in Long Island on Thursday, the NY Daily News is reporting. 

The villain used what appeared to be a real gun to threaten the teller, packed an undisclosed amount of money into a bag and fled the scene. 

NYPD detectives released these comical images from the bank's surveillance video. 

Here is the story. 

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Mid-air crimes

Brazil France Plane PAR101
Flying First Class on Air France got really expensive for some passengers after a flight attendant stole their valuables and cash while they slept.

Police said the unidentified attendant managed to collect enough wealth to purchase a fancy sports car and keep jewelry in a safe at her home in Rouen, France.

Le Figaro is reporting that the flight attendant confessed she had been stealing from passengers since 2009. She was arrested in Paris.

Here is the Le Figaro report.

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