Savage Black Beast Beats Elderly Kansas City Missouri Bus Driver For No Reason

October 4, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Kansas City Police are looking for leads after a local bus driver was assaulted Monday night.

According to law enforcement officials, the driver was punched in the face around 9 p.m at 39th and Indiana in Kansas City, Mo. He sustained serious injuries from the blow and was knocked unconscious.

Video of the assault has been uploaded to the Kansas City Police’s YouTube channel. You can watch it here:

Police have also provided video with a more detailed view of the man who punched the driver, which you can watch here: The man appears near the 15-second mark.

If you have information on the identity of anyone involved in the attack, you’re asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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US Military Tested Dangerous Chemicals And Possibly Radioactive Substances On American Cities In The 1950’s And 1960’s – No Follow-Up Studies To See If Chemicals Caused Long Term Health Issues

September 28, 2012

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – Lisa Martino-Taylor is a sociologist whose life’s work has been to uncover details of the Army’s ultra-secret military experiments carried out in St. Louis and other cities during the 1950s and 60s.

She will make her research public Tuesday, but she spoke first to the I-Team’s Leisa Zigman.

The I-Team independently verified that the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide did take place in St. Louis on thousands of unsuspecting citizens. What is unclear is whether the Army added a radioactive material to the compound as Martino-Taylor’s research implies.

“The study was secretive for reason. They didn’t have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I’ll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles,” said Martino-Taylor.

Army archive pictures show how the tests were done in Corpus Christi, Texas in the 1960s. In Texas, planes were used to drop the chemical. But in St. Louis, the Army placed chemical sprayers on buildings and station wagons.

Documents confirmed that city officials were kept in the dark about the tests. The Cold War cover story was that the Army was testing smoke screens to protect cities from a Russian attack. The truth, according to Martino-Taylor was much more sinister.

“It was pretty shocking. The level of duplicity and secrecy. Clearly they went to great lengths to deceive people,” she said.

By making hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests, she uncovered once-classified documents that confirm the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide.

Martino-Taylor says the greatest concentration was centered on the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex, just northwest of downtown St. Louis in the Carr Square neighborhood. It was home to 10,000 low income people. An estimated 70 percent she says were children under the age of 12.

“This was a violation of all medical ethics, all international codes, and the military’s own policy at that time,” said Martino-Taylor.

In 1994, then-Congressman Richard Gephardt (D-St. Louis), asked the Army to open its records and explain the St. Louis testing.

At the time Rep. Gephardt said, “We want to make sure nothing went on that would harm anyone, and that all the fact are out on the table.”

Documents released in the 90s showed the Army placed sprayers on a former Knights of Columbus building on Lindell and in Forest Park. The Army always insisted the chemical compound was safe. Martino-Taylor believes documents prove otherwise.

“There is a lot of evidence that shows people in St. Louis and the city, in particular minority communities, were subjected to military testing that was connected to a larger radiological weapons testing project,” she said.

For the first time, she links the St. Louis testing to a company called US Radium, a company notorious for lawsuits involving radioactive contamination of its workers.

“US radium had this reputation where they had been found legally liable for producing a radioactive powdered paint that killed many young women who painted fluorescent watch tiles,” said Martino-Taylor.

While the Army admits it added a florescent substance to the zinc cadmium compound, details of whether it was radioactive remains secret.

Documents uncovered to date indicate the Army never conducted follow-up studies to see whether the compound caused long term health issues.

In 1972, after years of crime, poverty, and decline, the government destroyed the Pruitt -Igoe housing complex.

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St. Louis Missouri Obama Boyz Gang Member Arrested – Savage Black Beast Charged After Attack On 13 And 17 Year Old Boys In Drive-By Shooting

September 28, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the “Obama Boyz” has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.

Anthony Jamal Lee, 18, fired at a group of people from the window of a Grand Prix at 2:17 p.m., according to charges. A 13-year-old boy was struck in the side of his body and had to be hospitalized; a 17-year-old boy was grazed by bullets on his face and arm.

Lee, according to authorities, then fired from his car at two passengers in another Grand Prix, grazing one of them in the back.

One shooting occurred at the 3200 block of Oriole Avenue, and the other nearby at Harney and Beacon avenues.

Lee, who was charged Friday in St. Louis Circuit Court, faces a mix of 10 felony counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and firing shots from a vehicle. Judge Theresa Burke set $100,000 cash bail.

Authorities said Lee is a documented member of the “Obama Boyz” gang, but did not elaborate.

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9/11 Hysteria: Feds And Kansas City Missouri Police Go All Out When Clown Walks Into Federal Building And Asks If He’s On Terrorist Watch List – Streets Closed, Daycare Evacuated, Flights Restricted, Bomb And Arson Squads Called In

September 15, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Authorities spent Friday afternoon looking for explosives inside the vehicle of a man who walked into the Kansas City federal building and asked if he was on a terrorist watch list.

The man entered the Richard Bolling Federal Building on 600 E. 12th Street around noon, according to the FBI.

While the suspect never made any threats, authorities detained him and searched his vehicle. He was released early Friday evening.

Read more: Man at center of scare speaks out

The Kansas City Police Department’s bomb and arson squads were dispatched to his vehicle, located in the Fletcher Daniels State Office Building parking lot on 615 E. 13th Street. A bomb-sniffing dog then detected the presence of explosives, prompting evacuations at the state office building.

Just before 5 p.m., authorities confirmed that no explosives were found in the vehicle. A temporary flight restriction issued for downtown Kansas City was lifted shortly after. Police reopened the streets, which were closed for most of the day, just after 5 p.m.

State office employees were cleared to leave for the day. The federal building was also closed for the day for precautionary reasons, according to authorities. Earlier, children in the day care center at the federal building were evacuated to a pre-approved, off-site location.

Employees said Friday’s evacuation was unlike any they’d been through previously.

“This one may be real…I’ve been through routine, but nothing like this,” said George Kelley.

The incident in Kansas City came shortly after the all-clear was given at the University of Texas-Austin and North Dakota State University after bomb scares that evacuated their campuses.

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Argument Over Whether Meat Was Pork Steaks Or Pork Chops Settled With A Shotgun – Savage Black Beast Murdered His Uncle To Prove He Was Right

September 12, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI • John Cunningham of Jennings used a shotgun to settle a fight with his uncle over pork steaks early Monday in the 5600 block of Hiller Place, police say.

Cunningham, 43, of the 2000 block of Wedgewood Drive in Jennings, was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Lessie E. Lowe, 44.

Lowe, who lived in a house on Hiller Place, is the maternal uncle of Cunningham, police say.

The shooting stemmed from an argument between Lowe and Cunningham over whether the cuts of meat they were planning to cook were pork steaks or pork chops, police say.

Cunningham said they were pork steaks, police said. Lowe disagreed.

After the argument became physical about 1 a.m. Monday, the two had to be separated by someone else in the home, police say. Cunningham went to another part of the home, grabbed a shotgun and shot Lowe, police said.

Lowe died later at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Cunningham, who was correct about the meat, was taken into custody.

L.C. Lowe of Hazelwood, who is Lessie Lowe’s oldest brother and one of 17 siblings, said Lessie Lowe was a “smart young man” who liked to fix cars and make other repairs. L.C. Lowe said he wasn’t at the home on Hiller Place when his brother was slain, but that he knew Cunningham and his brother were close and liked to hang around together.

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Murder Charges Filed After Savage Black Beast Stabbed Another In Fight For A Bag Of Cheetos

September 6, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – A man was charged late Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of another man in a fight over a bag of Cheetos on Tuesday night in downtown St. Louis, police say.

David L. Scott, 49, was charged today with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Authorities say he argued with 42-year-old Roger Wilkes over the Cheetos and stabbed him once in the chest with a knife about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Washington Avenue.

Wilkes died later at a hospital.

Police had said they believed both men were homeless, but gave an address for Wilkes in the 4000 block of Delmar Boulevard and an address for Scott in the 200 block of North Ninth Street.

Police on bike patrol chased Scott and arrested him a few blocks away from where Wilkes was stabbed. Police say they also recovered a knife.

The stabbing took place near the Convention Center MetroLink station. Traffic had to go around the area for about an hour because police had crime-scene tape at both ends of the block.

Court documents filed with the murder charge list multiple previous convictions for Scott, including robbing a post office as well as counts of burglary and assault.

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Former Pensacola Florida Medical Examiner Collected And Stored Human Brains, Hearts, And Lungs In Rented Storage Unit – Stored In Tupperware, Trash Bags, And Drink Cups – Found By Purchaser Of Contents Of Abandoned Storage – Doctor Previously Fired In Missouri

August 28, 2012

PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) — In what could be described as an episode of “Auction Hunters” turned reality horror show, authorities in Pensacola are investigating after finding human brains, hearts and lungs in a storage unit they say belonged to a former medical examiner.

Someone bought the storage unit at an auction last week and noticed a foul smell as they were sifting through furniture and boxes.

Officials at the medical examiner’s office in Pensacola say the remains of more than 100 people were found crudely stored in Tupperware containers, garbage bags and drink cups. Many of the remains were not identified.

Investigators found formaldehyde, a chemical used to embalm and preserve bodies, leaking from a 32-ounce drink cup with a cracked lid that was holding a heart, said Jeff Martin, director of the District 1 Medical Examiner’s Office in Pensacola. The unit had been rented previously by Dr. Michael Berkland.

“How horrible it is for the families of these deceased to think that someone’s loved one’s organs are basically rotting away in a storage unit somewhere, it’s horrible,” Martin told The Associated Press.

Berkland worked at the medical examiner’s office from 1997 until 2003, when he was fired for not completing autopsy reports. Officials said he was also performing private autopsies in the area, but it’s unclear if any of the organs were from autopsies he conducted while working at the medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner’s office is now cross-referencing names in their database during that time period, Martin said.

Officials are also trying to locate family members for some of the victims, but many of the organs are not labeled, making it nearly impossible to identify them.

No charges have been filed against Berkland. His attorney Eric Stevenson declined comment Tuesday. Phone calls and emails to Pensacola Police were not immediately returned.

Officials are trying to determine whether Berkland broke any laws regarding biomedical waste and the storing and disposing of human remains.

It was not immediately known why the organs were being stored there. Martin said it’s unlikely they could have been sold anywhere because they were not well-preserved.

Many of the remains were stuck in household Tupperware and other containers that “aren’t made to hold up to outdoor weather conditions. The chemical inside of those containers is very caustic … a lot of those containers were emptied because they had cracked through so all of those caustic chemicals were leaking out somewhere,” Martin said.

Berkland told employees of the Florida storage facility that he planned to keep household goods and office furniture there, the company said.

“We never had any indication that anything was out of the ordinary, nor did anyone on our management team ever notice anything amiss during daily property checks,” said Diane Piegza, vice president of corporate communications of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage.

Before coming to Florida, Berkland had been fired as a contract medical examiner in 1996 in Jackson County, Mo., in a dispute over his caseload and autopsy reports. His doctor’s license was ultimately revoked there.

Berkland had incorrectly stated on the reports that he had taken sections of several brains to be preserved as specimens for medical conferences and teaching purposes. He called them “proofreading errors” and the Missouri attorney general’s office found they did not jeopardize any criminal cases.

At the time, Berkland contended the actions against him in Missouri were politically motivated and unfair because he was unable to present evidence in his defense.

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18 Year Old Savage Black Beast Charged After Invading Home, Brutally Beating And Robbing Senior Couple, And Raping 84 Year Old Woman

August 10, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – An elderly couple is recovering Tuesday after they were brutally beaten inside their south Kansas City home.

The woman was also raped, according to a police report.

Tony L. Putman, 18, of Kansas City was charged with six felonies Tuesday afternoon. The charges include one count of rape and two counts of robbery.

The couple’s ordeal began about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a man broke into their home near 73rd Street and Campbell Avenue. Entry was gained through a basement window, which was broken.

The 93-year-old man was home alone when the suspect began to ransack the house and attacked him, police said.

Putman hit the man in the face and bound him with belts, according to court documents.

In the meantime, the man’s 84-year-old wife came home. She had been at the bank where she had gotten $400.

Police said the woman came into the house and heard her husband moaning.

“She went upstairs to check on him and she met his attacker,” according to court documents. “He bound her hands and demanded money. She gave him $5.”

After forcing the woman upstairs, the man took $400 from her she had just received from the bank. He then raped her, according to court documents. Putman allegedly also stole jewelry from the home.

After the 93-year-old man broke free, he discovered his wife crumpled in a heap on the floor.

“You see all that stuff in the news and then the next thing you know it happens to your family,” said Chris Garcia, who is married to the couple’s daughter. “It’s just a horrible thing that someone would do something like that to two elderly people.”

After receiving a description of the stolen vehicle, police kept an eye out for it. Just before 3 p.m., police became involved in a short chase with the driver. Three people inside the car were taken into custody but ultimately not charged.

“I did it all,” Putman allegedly told police when he was taken into custody. “They had nothing to do with anything.”

Putman cut his arm while breaking in and blood evidence was obtained at the scene, according to court documents.

At police headquarters, Putman denied being at the couple’s home. He said his mother gave him the jewelry and he found the stolen car at 74th Street and Troost Avenue.

Putman claimed he injured his wrist while wrestling with a cousin.

His mother denied giving him the jewelry and his cousin denied injuring him while wresting. One of those in the car with Putman had $362 in cash on him when he was arrested, but said his mother gave it to him.

“We’re just lucky that they were able to catch up to those people before they did any harm to anybody else,” Garcia said.

The couple was treated at an area hospital and released Monday night.

Prosecutors are seeking a $200,000 bond. A judge has not set bond yet.

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South Saint Louis County Missouri Police Officer Tackles Woman With Traffic Violations Inside Victoria’s Secret Store, Attacks Her Little Girl Using Taser Weapon

July 31, 2012

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI – A police officer tased a 12-year-old girl inside a Victoria’s Secret Wednesday afternoon at South County Center.

Police say the officer came into the Victoria’s Secret looking for the teenager’s mom, who had warrants for her arrest. But it was the teen who got tased.

“This one goes in my chest. It was stuck in there so she had to keep on pulling trying to pull it out,” said Dejamon Baker, as she pointed to a small wound on her chest.

Baker has a matching wound on her stomach.

“I had fell on the floor and I couldn’t control myself I just kept on shaking and stuff,” said the girl.

Baker, her mother Charlene Bratton, and some other relatives were in the Victoria’s Secret.

Bratton had just tried on some shorts and was about to buy them when she says a St. Louis County officer came looking for her. Bratton had warrants, she says, for numerous unresolved traffic tickets.

“He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what. Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground,” said Bratton.

Baker said, “I was just crying. I guess he got mad because I was crying or something, then he just took it out and just tased me.”

A police spokesman says the officer stated the girl was physically getting involved and would not back away, but Dejamon and her mother deny that.

“He should have had enough control to tell her to get back instead of pulling out his gun, I guess he was nervous or whatever, and tasing people,” said Bratton.

The police spokesman says he believes the officer’s actions were justified, but he admits it’s a unique situation.

He suggests the mother report the incident to internal affairs to have in investigated.

The mother says that’s what she plans to do.

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Missouri Police Fall For “There’s A Bomb In Walmart” At Least 8 Times In 1 Day – Not That There Has Ever Been A Bomb In Walmart, But Maybe Someday

July 29, 2012

MISSOURI – At least eight Walmarts across Missouri have been evacuated Friday evening after bomb threats.

Two of the stores are in the Kansas City area.

Two and a half hours after the threats were called in, police declared the scenes as safe.

The Gladstone, MO, Walmart at 72nd and North Prospect Avenue was evacuated after police got a call of a bomb threat about 6:30 p.m.

About the same time, the Raytown, MO, Walmart on Missouri Highway 350 near Raytown Road was evacuated for the same reason. Police said someone called in the bomb threat.

Kansas City, MO, police as well as Olathe police volunteered their bomb and arson K-9 unit to help at the Kansas City area locations. Officers found nothing suspicious and let everyone back inside the big box store about 8:30 p.m.

Media outlets in southern Missouri report that two Walmarts in Christian County have been evacuated due to bomb threats. Those stores are in Nixa and Ozark. Other media outlets are reporting the Walmart in Jefferson City was evacuated as well as the Walmart in St. Peters, near St. Louis. Just before 10 p.m., police confirmed that the Walmart in Piedmont also received a threat.

At this time, it is unknown if police are investigating the threats as being connected.

In a statement, Walmart officials said they are working with authorities and apologized for the inconvenience to customers. Company officials said they were grateful no one was hurt.

Melissa Munkers posted on KCTV5’s Facebook page that she was inside the Raytown Walmart when it was evacuated.

“When cops are telling you to get out of the building, you grab your two small children and GO!” she wrote.

A Facebook user commented on KCTV5’s page that police escorted families out through the garden center at the Gladstone Walmart.

Click here to read OzarksFirst coverage of the evacuations in Christian County.

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US Taxpayers Paid For GSA Employees To Attend Cooking Classes That Cost As Much As $3,350 Each

July 19, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Amid an ongoing congressional probe into the General Services Administration, a CNN investigation has uncovered more evidence of wasteful spending at the agency, including cooking classes for employees that cost as much as $3,350 per class.

For years, the GSA paid to send employees to these cooking classes to build team spirit, part of a spending pattern that the agency now says was inappropriate.

Employees based in Kansas City, Missouri, attended classes at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, located in suburban Overland Park, where they cooked meals.

The GSA confirmed that there were nine classes beginning in June 2007, with the last class in June 2011. The total cost to the GSA was $20,701.

“We should be thinking about our federal customers, our taxpayers and our associates,” said one employee who attended a cooking class. “And that seems to have been lost in these team-building exercises … If you don’t go, you’re ostracized.”

The employee works in the Kansas City office and requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to CNN and feared reprisals from his supervisors.

“These events indicate a pattern of misjudgment, which spans several years and administrations,” GSA spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara told CNN in a statement.

In the world of trillion-dollar government budgets, the classes do not amount to a significant sum of money. However, the unnamed employee and other insiders told CNN that this was part of the free-spending culture that went on for years at the GSA’s Kansas City regional headquarters.

Congressional committees are examining GSA spending after a scathing inspector general’s report issued earlier this year showed lavish spending — $823,000 — at the Western Regions Conference, which took place in Las Vegas in October 2010. Jeff Neely, the GSA official who organized the conference, resigned, as well the agency’s administrator, Martha Johnson. Two of Johnson’s deputies were fired and eight other employees left the agency. Dan Tangherlini, a former Treasury Department official, took over as acting GSA administrator.

The General Services Administration, which has more than 12,600 employees and a $26.3 billion budget, is tasked with helping manage and support government agencies.

In addition to the Las Vegas conference, the GSA apparently spent $330,000 to relocate an employee from Denver to Hawaii — and likely millions more dollars on other employees over a two year period — according to a transcript of an interview with a GSA event planner. And 84 GSA employees, most of them supervisors or other senior staff — all subjects of inspector general investigations — are still collecting their bonuses, totaling more than $1 million in taxpayer money.

Alcantara says all the agency’s practices are under a top-down review.

“This must stop, and is why Acting Administrator Tangherlini has instituted stringent new policies on conferences and events — to put an end to this misuse of taxpayer dollars,” she said in the GSA statement.

Laura Laiben, who owns The Culinary Center in Kansas City, said it appeared from her records that the GSA also had two classes in 2004, but the agency could not find records of those events. She referred CNN to the GSA regarding the costs of the classes.

During the classes, participants prepare meals as team-building exercises. But under the new GSA policy, any future team-building events could only be held in a federal facility.

“Only light refreshments, like water and pretzels, would be allowed,” the GSA statement said.

GSA records show classes from June 2007 to June 2011, with the cost ranging from $1,162 to $3,350 per class, depending on the number of employees who attended. The size of the classes varied from eight to 37 employees.

The culinary center’s “menu of classes” states that its “state-of-the-art kitchens create a unique atmosphere where your group can work together to build trust, develop plans of action, work toward a common goal, make it happen and celebrate their accomplishments.”

The GSA turned down repeated requests by CNN for an on-camera interview with Tangherlini or Jason Klumb, the regional administrator for the Heartland region.

However, Tangherlini agreed to an interview on Wednesday, hours before this story was schedule to air on CNN’s AC360.

“I think the most important thing is we need to make — we need to get a message across that this isn’t what GSA is about. People aren’t coming to work for cooking classes,” Tangherlini said. “They aren’t coming to work for awards or prizes. They are coming to work for an important mission that’s critical to serving our agencies that serve the American people. And so that’s the trick for us is to really build a better sense of expectation of what it is that we’re going to do every day when we do our jobs.”

He said employees “really believe and value the service of providing excellent high cost, high value public buildings and low cost acquisition services, so I think that they’re really committed to what they’re doing and we just need to give them the right leadership, give them the right systems, and give them the right tools. Also, the right level of accountability.”

Who’s on first? Hearing shows GSA’s dysfunction

Klumb agreed to an interview after CNN showed up at a public event he was hosting at the Kansas City headquarters. He said he had not heard about the cooking classes until CNN began asking about them.

“And I was unaware of those until, actually, you brought them to my attention, and that unfortunately has been the recent organizational structure. And that’s part of what we’re seeing in the change in GSA.”

Asked about this kind of spending, Klumb said, “I think it was the old culture at GSA, and you saw it in all the news that was generated out of the Western Regions Conference.”

During the interview, Klumb said he did not have the authority to stop activities such as cooking classes. However, Alcantara pointed to an April 15 memo that suspended spending for training conferences, leadership events, award ceremonies and team-building. As part of the new GSA structure, these types of events would have to be approved by headquarters and the regional administrator.

“Under the new GSA leadership, regional administrators have the authority to stop cooking classes from taking place. On top of that, there is also a second layer of oversight in place, at central office, that would prevent this type of wasteful spending,” Alcantara said in the statement.

The cooking classes weren’t the only example of questionable spending in GSA’s Heartland region. CNN obtained records that showed the agency spent $2,938 on an awards luncheon on November 16, 2011 in the Kansas City headquarters for 178 employees, and hired an etiquette speaker for a GSA Industry Day event in March 2010 in St. Louis that cost the agency $993.

C.K. Reisinger, a consultant, speaker and coach, confirmed that her luncheon speech focused on etiquette training.

“We walk through the place settings and the different courses… how to eat soup and salad, what to do with your napkin, how to butter your roll,” she said. “Passing the salt and pepper — there is a long litany of what is good dining etiquette. You look much more professional when someone knows the rules of dining.”

She said she compares “the rules of dining to motor vehicle rules. Without safety, we’d be running amok. There’s a proper way to go about it.”

Video offers glimpse inside GSA’s lavish Las Vegas conference

The GSA employee compared the agency to a high school pep club.

“And if you had a pep club that had government funding, imagine what you could do. You could make the best floats, you could have the best decorations. And so there is a lot of what I would look at as juvenile behavior when it comes to caring about what the taxpayers’ money is used for,” the employee told CNN.

Last November, the GSA in Kansas City launched “the first annual Merry Holiday Video Contest” in which employees produced videos to highlight the agency’s efficiency. The videos, all shot and produced on government time, show employees in various skits and holiday outfits. The winner received an ice cream social.

After news accounts of the Las Vegas scandal, the videos, which were accessible online to employees, were taken down, the GSA confirmed.

Klumb told CNN he was one of the judges for the video contest.

“So some of the things I was aware of — in fact, in the holiday videos, I was one of the judges,” Klumb said. “Again, that was part of the culture that was pretty common throughout GSA, and something that is changing, and I think you see a new day at GSA.”

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Dumbass St. Louis Missouri Police Officer Andrew Perez Arrested And Suspended After Breaking Into A Home

July 17, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – A resident of the Clifton Heights neighborhood awoke about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to find a stranger in the house, emptying a purse.

Police arrested a suspect down the street and later learned that he also was the police.

It was a drunken off-duty patrolman, Andrew Perez, 29, apparently disoriented, officials said. He was suspended from the force without pay and charged Monday with first-degree burglary, a felony.

The victim told police that he, his girlfriend and his three minor children were sleeping at home in the 6200 block of Bowman Avenue when he heard a noise, found Perez and forced him to leave.

The lawyer representing Perez, Neil Bruntrager, said Monday that his client is remorseful, and he took exception to the charge. It should have been trespassing, he said, because Perez did not have a criminal intent, a necessary element to prove burglary.

“While he knows he made a mistake, it’s certainly not what has been described by the department,” the lawyer said.

The house was unlocked, Perez was unarmed and he cooperated fully with arresting officers, Bruntrager said. He described Perez as “a smart kid, a decorated police officer and very hardworking.”

“Sure, something tragic could have happened, and I understand how frightened and upset the homeowners are,” Bruntrager said. “But that’s not what you make these kinds of decisions on.”

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, whose office filed the charge recommended by police, issued a statement Monday that said: “Evidence and facts determine the level of charges, not the defendant’s occupation. In addition, voluntary intoxication is not a defense in the state of Missouri.”

The police department declined to comment.

Perez, 29, of the 4000 block of Union Boulevard, was released on $20,000 bail. He has been with the department for nearly six years and is assigned to the North Patrol Special Operations Unit. He previously served in the Third and Seventh districts, the department said.

He had visited at least one other house Sunday morning.

Leonard and Terry Bilheimer awoke to the sound of their dog barking and someone mumbling outside their front door on the same block. Leonard Bilheimer found a man, later identified as Perez, holding his screen door open and pointing into the home.

“The only word I think I could understand him saying was ‘in,’ and ‘I’m not a bad guy,’ ” Bilheimer recalled.

He said Perez reeked of alcohol.

“There’s no doubt he was drunk, drunk, drunk,” said Bilheimer, who called police.

“When we heard it was a cop, you worry, ‘Was he carrying a gun?’ ” Bilheimer said. “But if he was, he didn’t use that power when he was here.

“What a shame this is,” Bilheimer added. “This is going to ruin his life. He should’ve just gone down to the park and slept it off.”

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Veteran St. Louis Missouri Police Officer Andrew Perez Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Middle Of The Night Burglary

July 16, 2012

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – A local police officer is charged with burglary following an incident that occured over the weekend, a spokesman for the St. Louis Police Department said Monday.

The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for first degree burglary against 29-year-old Andrew Perez.

Police say the charge is as a result of an incident that occurred around 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of Bowman.

Officer Perez has been with the department for 5.7 years. His assignment is with the North Patrol Special Operations Unit, and he also serves in the third and seventh districts.

Perez is currently suspended without pay.

An internal affairs investigation is ongoing.

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Veteran Alton Missouri Police Officer Disarmed By Petite Mentally Ill Woman – Who Then Used Officer’s Gun To Commit Suicide In His Patrol Car

July 6, 2012

ALTON, MISSOURI – A mentally ill Missouri woman committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with a police officer’s gun while getting a ride to a local hospital in a squad car on Wednesday.

The St. Louis County Police Department said Stephanie Hicks, 20, got into a struggle with an Alton police officer over his weapon.

Hicks’ former boyfriend Eric Perry said she had been dealing with a bi-polar disorder and decided to seek professional help, according to the TV station KSDK.

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Stephanie Hicks, 20, fatally shot herself in the head on Wednesday after wrestling a gun away from a police officer

Untimely death: Stephanie Hicks, 20, fatally shot herself in the head on Wednesday after wrestling a gun away from a police officer

Loved ones said Hicks had been struggling with a bi-polar disorder and other mental issues

Troubled: Loved ones said Hicks had been struggling with a bi-polar disorder and other mental issues

On Wednesday morning, she set out on foot in the sweltering heat from her home in Alton toward Christian Northeast Hospital about nine-and-a-half miles away.


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An officer found Hicks walking across the Clark Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River at Alton, and called for an EMS crew to examine her, St. Louis Today reported.

Alton Police Chief David Hayes said on Thursday that Hicks was not suicidal on the bridge, but simply trying to reach the hospital. She was medically cleared by the paramedics.
An officer found Hicks walking across the Clark Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River at Alton

Chance encounter: An officer found Hicks walking across the Clark Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River at Alton

Hicks was walking in the heat to Christian Northeast Hospital located more than nine miles from her home

Seeking help: Hicks was walking in the heat to Christian Northeast Hospital located more than nine miles from her home

Hicks got into the passenger seat of the patrol car because police said she was not in custody, and it was too hot in the back

Courtesy ride: Hicks got into the passenger seat of the patrol car because police said she was not in custody, and it was too hot in the back

At around 9am, the officer pulled over and asked Hicks if she needed a ride. The 20-year-old got into the front seat because the back of the car is for prisoners, and Hicks was not in custody.

‘In the back seat of those police cars, whatever the temperature is outside it’s usually 15 to 20 degrees hotter inside,’ Hayes said.

While it is not customary for Alton police officers to offer citizens courtesy rides, the officer called his commanding officer and received permission to drive Hicks, who was apparently known to the department.

When the vehicle reached Dunn Road and Highway 367, officials said the woman unexpectedly grabbed the pistol carried in a holster on the policeman’s right hip.
Officials said the woman did not say a word in the moments before she grabbed the officer’s gun at Dunn Road and Highway 367

Chaotic scene: Officials said the woman did not say a word in the moments before she grabbed the officer’s gun at Dunn Road and Highway 367

Police said the officer told them Hicks didn’t say anything in the car before unsnapping his holster and shooting herself.

She was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where she died from her injury.

The patrol car was equipped with a video camera, Hayes said, but it is wired to the emergency lights and was not running. The officer turned on the lights after the shooting, and the camera captured the tragic aftermath.

The officer driving Hicks is a 13-year veteran on the Alton police force. He’s been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Hicks’ mother, Robin, said her daughter should have never been allowed to be in a position to take the pistol

Devastated: Hicks’ mother, Robin, said her daughter should have never been allowed to be in a position to take the pistol

Hayes emphasized that the unnamed officer did not violate department procedures.

However, the victim’s relatives have expressed anger at the police, questioning how a 5-foot-1-inch woman who weighed only about 80 pounds managed to wrestle a gun away from the officer.

‘She got that gun and there’s no way she should have got that gun,’ the victim’s mother, Robin Hicks, told Fox 2 Now. ‘And I’m angry, and I’m pissed, and this is not right!’

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Veteran Kansas City Missouri Police Officer Jeffrey Holmes Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Swapping Sex For Women’s Freedom

July 4, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – A police officer from Kansas City has been charged with corruption after being accused of having sex with two women so that he would not arrest them, according to prosecutors. One of the women involved told officers that she was working as a prostitute when she met the officer in question. The second woman involved said she had outstanding warrants and was in possession of marijuana when she met the officer,

Jeffrey Holmes. Holmes, who is 47, accepted sex from the women in exchange for not arresting them during incidents that occurred in March and April. Holmes was released on $75,000 bond Tuesday and a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf during the arraignment.

The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, Lisa Pelofsky, said that Holmes has been suspended without pay and he has worked for the department for 13 years.

“Police obviously are not in any way intimidated or afraid to follow up on these kinds of charges and pursue them,” Pelofsky said.

A probable cause statement filed by officers said that a woman told officers she was working as a prostitute on March 24 in a motel in Kansas City. She said a man called and said he wanted to meet her. The man on the phone was identified as Holmes, who arrived at the motel wearing a police uniform and a gun. The statement said that Holmes informed the woman she was ‘busted for prostitution’ and ordered to place her arms behind her back. The woman did not do so because she thought something was wrong. She noticed that Holmes did not have a radio on his person. Holmes then told the woman he wanted her to become a ‘snitch’ and began to ‘rub and hug’ her.

The woman claims she had sex with Holmes ‘because she wanted him to leave.’ Three weeks after the incident she reported it as rape and identified Holmes as the attacker after she saw him in a police parking lot on April 26. The phone records of Holmes show that he called the woman prior to and after the incident.

The second woman said she was at a different motel when she approached by Holmes in uniform and asked her if she was a prostitute. She told Holmes no but said he needed to see her room anyway. When they arrived at the room Holmes said they were going to have sex. When the woman asked why, Holmes said, “You don’t want to go to jail, do you?” The woman told officers she had marijuana in the room and outstanding warrants and feared she would be arrested if she did not have sex with Holmes. The woman took a photo of Holmes’ used condom and sent it to her roommate with the caption of ‘Cop DNA.’ Holmes returned to the room, flushed the condom and made the woman delete the text but not the photo from the phone. The photo was entered into the investigation by police.

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Miller County Missouri Deputy Sheriff Paul Emmitt Hill Arrested, Fired, And Charged With Methamphetamine And Drug Paraphernalia After Crashing Patrol Car

June 21, 2012

MILLER COUNTY, MISSOURI – Miller County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Emmett Hill was arrested while on duty after he crashed his patrol car.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Reinch says 29-year old Hill of Rocky Mount, Mo. crashed his patrol car on Hays Dr, a half mile north of Missouri 52.

Hill is charged with Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs, felony possession of Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, and not wearing a seat belt.

Hill is being held at the Camden County Jail on a $10,000 bond. The Miller County Sheriff says he has fired Hill.

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Savage Black Beasts Kill Random White Jogger In Daytime Drive-By Shooting In Raytown Missouri

May 16, 2012

RAYTOWN, MISSOURI – After three days, the Metro Squad expects it will disband on Wednesday and turn over the investigation into the murder of Harry Stone to the Raytown Police Department.

Stone, 60, was killed while jogging Sunday morning at about 7:20 at 67th and Blue Ridge Blvd. Police suspect the murder could have been a gang initiation or a dare.

On Tuesday police returned to canvass the area to try to find evidence that will lead them to Stone’s killer. About 35 cadets from the police academy assisted.

Several people witnessed Stone’s murder. They told police a dark-colored car driving north on 67th Street passed Stone as he was jogging, and without slowing down, opened fire on him. Witnesses say there were two black men inside the car.

“It was daylight. There were witnesses,” said Thomas Prudden, a Raytown police detective. “But it was such a quick incident and there was nothing to tell you it was going to happen. Somebody driving by, holding a gun outside and shooting and then driving off. You can imagine how hard that is to investigate or get evidence from.”

Also Tuesday, police determined that a car they stopped Monday night that matched the description of the suspect vehicle is unrelated to the crime.

Monday night at about 7:30 p.m., police tried to stop a dark-colored car, but the driver sped away. Police chased him to 61st and Agnes, where about 15 officers from three agencies surrounded him.

The driver was taken into custody but Tuesday morning police determined he was not connected to Stone’s murder.

The suspect vehicle is a dark-colored, 4-door sedan captured on surveillance video from the BP gas station near the scene of the murder.

Stone’s daughter spoke to the media Monday afternoon.

“Do the right thing,” Susan Li pleaded to those who may know something about the crime.

Li said her father was very active, jogging nearly everyday by himself or with his dog. He was also active in the church. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

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Savage Negro Beasts Douse White 13 Year Old Boy With Gasoline And Light Him On Fire As He Walked Home From School

March 5, 2012

KANSAS CITY – A 13-year-old boy who police say was doused with gasoline and lit on fire last week while walking home from school is recovering from first-degree burns to his face and head.

The boy was just two blocks from his home in Kansas City Tuesday when two teenagers began to follow him and then attacked him, his mother, Melissa Coon, said.

Police have described the suspects as black 16-year-olds, while the victim is white.

“We were told it’s a hate crime,” Coon told KTLA.

“They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open,” Coon told KMBC. “(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.'”

By lighting the gasoline, the second attacker “produced a large fireball burning the face and hair” of the boy, according to a Kansas City Police Department report obtained by KCTV.

“It was pretty bad stuff,” Detective Stacey Taylor told the TV station, adding that police are concerned the boy may have suffered damage to his eyes and lungs.

Coon said her son put out the fire with his shirt and called 911 himself. He was rushed to the hospital and was treated for his injuries.

She believes the students also attend East High School with her son, and said he will not be returning to the school. She also told KMBC her traumatized family plans now plans to move.

“My 5-year-old came in and asked me, ‘Mom, am I going to get set on fire today?'” Coon said. “I was in tears.”

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3 Baxter Springs Missouri Firefighters Fired For Looting Businesses Night Of May 22nd Joplin Tornado. Fire Chief Suspended Amid Investigation

June 18, 2011

JOPLIN, MISSOURI – Three firefighters are fired and the Baxter Springs fire chief is placed on administrative leave while an investigation is underway into the looting of Joplin businesses on the night of the May 22nd tornado.

In a statement from Baxter Springs Mayor Jennifer Bingham, she says the city of Baxter Springs upholds a zero-tolerance policy and as a city we will stand united against any such behavior.

It is unclear yet whether three unnamed firefighters were on duty at the time of the looting.

Last Saturday, Fire Chief Les Page was asked to take an administrative leave of absence.

Mayor Bingham says Page was not involved in the wrongdoings of the three firefighters. He has been with the department for nearly 40 years. In his absence Art Mallory has been named acting fire chief.

At this point Joplin authorities have not yet filed charges against the three firefighters.

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St. Louis Missouri Corrections Officer’s Stupidity To Blame For 2 Escaping From $101 Million “State-Of-The-Art” Jail With Homemade Rope

April 23, 2011

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – A “knuckle-headed corrections officer” is to blame for the escape of two men who apparently climbed down a homemade rope Friday morning to escape from a St. Louis detention center, the mayor’s chief of staff said.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Vernon Collins, 34, and David White, 33, were discovered missing just before 7 a.m., but police believe they might have been gone for 90 minutes by that time.

White was later caught at a gas station wearing what a station clerk described as a “Bruce Lee wig,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He was taken into custody about 4 p.m. after police surrounded an older-model white Cadillac at a Phillips 66 station. Collins remained at large Friday afternoon.

Collins was in jail on a charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer, while White was being held on charges of assault, burglary and property damage. Collins also is accused of overpowering a corrections officer.

Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff, told the newspaper the escape was the first at the $101 million, state-of-the-art downtown jail built in 2002 and it happened when a corrections officer failed to fully investigate noises coming from the men’s cell.

Police said the inmates apparently broke out a second-story window and scaled down the front of the building using black cloth tied together with rope. A security camera mounted below the broken window appeared to have been knocked off its mount and was dangling from the building Friday morning.

No blood was visible near the window or on the ground.

Both men were being held in the center’s medical unit, Rainford said. He said a nurse heard noises coming from their cell in the middle of the night and told a corrections officer, who went to the cell and asked what was going on. The inmates told the officer they were exercising.

The nurse heard noises again and the same officer went back to the cell, but didn’t go inside, Rainford said.

“This was not some master-minded scheme,” he said. “This was one knuckle-headed corrections officer.”

White, who had been in the jail’s infirmary with a broken leg, broke the other one while escaping, police said.

Daphne Golden, who was waiting at the jail to bail out her son Friday morning, said she heard corrections officers declare that all inmates were accounted for over an intercom at shift change around 6:30 a.m. Moments later, jailers began running around, yelling to secure all doors and windows, she said.

“They were running around like wild people,” she said.

The jail is run by the city’s Public Safety Department. Corrections superintendent Eugene Stubblefield said the men used a bedsheet to escape.

St. Louis Police Capt. Sam Dotson said police are reviewing video surveillance to see if anyone helped the two escape.

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