Stupid Criminals: Car Thief Flees Into House, House Catches Fire While He’s Still Inside

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Car Thief Flees Into House, House Catches Fire While He’s Still Inside

Los Angeles criminals have a history of not being the brightest when LAPD is closing in on them. LAPD has several crime units with a specific task and several departments just to assist them and yesterday a car theft suspect learned this the hard way. According to ABC 7 News, the suspect has a lot of burns to go with his lesson.

A family in San Jose is now without a home, and a suspect is badly burned.

According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, around 4 p.m. on Monday, members of the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Taskforce (RATTF) team spotted a stolen vehicle near Lewis Road and Senter Road in San Jose.

The RATTF team attempted to stop the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Raul Anthony Rodriguez, as he left the vehicle and took off on foot. Taskforce members quickly set a perimeter around the area. After 20 minutes, task force members learned Rodriguez broke into a nearby home on Santee River Court and refused to come out.

San Jose Police Department (SJPD) then arrived to help with the barricaded suspect. The Sheriff’s Office reported the homeowner was able to run out of the house without injury.

So this is where the story gets very interesting. After he broke into the house it caught on fire. It sounds like an easy fix since police where already on the scene, but when you think of a possible armed suspect you can’t allow the fire department to come close for their own safety. Obviously, the suspect must have had another plan or some type of escape route in place but all he was stuck with was a house on fire and nowhere else to go but to jail.

As the fire raged on LAPD determined the scene was safe for the fire department and once the fire was almost contained they removed the suspect who had substantial burns and had to be taken to the hospital. With car jacking a routine thing in L.A .the police couldn’t figure out what would make anyone stay in a burning house to avoid a few hours or days in jail. They would later find out the main reason for the suspect staying in the house was a $25,000 warrant.

This has to be a contender for dumbest criminal of 2019.

Welcome To Queendom: Netflix Unveils Teaser For Their First African Original Series “Queen Sono” [VIDEO]

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Today Netflix debuted the first teaser for Queen Sono the streaming service’s first script-to-screen, fully produced African original series with an all African cast and crew, which is set for release exclusively on Netflix worldwide on February 28, 2020.

Check out the teaser below:

Here’s the synopsis

After the assassination of her mother, Queen Sono grow up to become a kick- ass yet unconventional spy devoted to protecting the people of Africa. During a dangerous field assignment, Queen unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother’s death, sparking her own truth-finding mission.

Queen Sono also stars Vuyo Dabula playing Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path. Sechaba Morojele plays Dr. Sid, director of the SOG, with Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, and Rob Van Vuuren, playing agents on his team. Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina, heiress of an oligarch family with ulterior motives. Khathu Ramabulana plays Queen’s childhood friend, William, now in a relationship with Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa’s character, Nova. Abigail Kubeka plays Mazet, Queen’s beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen – no matter the trouble she gets herself into.

Queen Sono was in production for over eight weeks and was shot in 37 different locations across
Africa, including the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Park Station, Soweto, Lagos, Kenya, and Zanzibar.

Viewers can expect diverse languages throughout the series, including English, Afrikaans,
isiXhosa, isiZulu, Russian and French.

Queen Sono will be available globally on February 28, 2020, at the same time in 190 countries across the worl

Created and written by: Kagiso Lediga
Written by: Karabo Lediga, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp, Muzi Dlamini
Directed by:Kagiso Lediga (named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2019) and Tebogo Malope (Cannes Lions and SAFTA award winner), with both directing three episodes each.
Executive produced by: Tamsin Andersson and Kagiso Lediga
Produced by: Netflix and Diprente

For more information, visit the Queen Sono social pages:
Facebook: @Queensononetflix
Instagram: @queensononetflix
Twitter: @NetflixSA

Fumbled The Bag: Australian Woman Gets 2 Years In Jail for Lying On Her Resume To Land A Job

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Woman In Australia Lands Herself In Jail For Lying On Her Resume

Embellishing a resume for that job you really want seems like it would be harmless, but for Veronica Hilda Theriault, the consequences for the lies on her resume became way more serious.

The 46-year-old ended up being convicted of deception, dishonesty, and abuse of public office for lying on her resume to land a job as chief information officer in South Australia’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet, earning an annual salary of $185,000.

According to reports from CNN, in addition to submitting a fraudulent resume containing false information about both her education and past employment, Theriault also pretended to be a previous employer during a reference check. Not only that, she also reportedly used a picture of model Kate Upton as the photo on her LinkedIn profile.

Theriault began working in her new position in August, though she only stuck around for just over a month before she was fired. Over the brief stint, she earned approximately $22,500, and also managed to land her brother a job, who racked up $15,760 for three weeks worth of contract work for a job that he wasn’t qualified for, either.

So…where did it all go wrong?

According to reports, Theriault’s job grew suspicious pretty quickly, when her mental health started to deteriorate shortly after she was hired. Because of this, her lawyer even tried to convince the judge that he should consider her mental health when delivering his sentence–though that doesn’t seemed to have happened.

Veronica Hilda Theriault was sentenced to 25 months in prison, with a minimum of a year behind bars.

Hate Crime: Alleged Racist Farmer Killed After Beating African Healer To Death, Kidnapped Wife And Kids

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African Healer Killed By Allegedly Racist White Farmer

A white farmer, Fritz Joubert, was killed by police who responded to a call that he had killed a sangoma, a spiritual healer, and kidnapped the man’s wife and children. According to IOL, Joubert recorded the entire violent incident on a live stream video.

The sangoma, Anele Hoyana, and his family were living with Joubert on his farm in Gonubie, East London in South Africa. The two were hanging out Saturday morning when things took a violent turn when an argument became physical. It is reported that Joubert used both his fists and a rifle to beat Hoyana to death.

One video shows a visibly agitated Joubert, who is wearing a Springbok jersey and has the word ‘Majeke’ scrawled on his arm, refering to Hoyana as Satan. Joubert claims that Hoyana, who is seen slumped in a chair inside the luxurious home, was attempting to bewitch him. He refers to himself as “The Chosen One” and “Prince Majeke” who is doing what God wants of him.

Anele’s cousin Themba Rumbu tweeted the following:

In another video, Anele’s wife can be seen sobbing in terror as she attempts to approach her husband’s bloodied body. Somehow she was able to escape the home and police rescued the children who were locked in the bathroom once they arrived on the scene.

East London police spokesperson Captain Hazel Mqala explained what happened next:

“During the struggle one shot went off and hit the floor. Odendaal (the Warrant Officer) warned the farm owner, but without hesitation he attacked again. Odendaal fired one shot in self defence and during the struggle the bullet from his service pistol entered under the left arm and fatally wounded the attacker,” Mqala said.

Rest in peace to Anele Hoyana. Prayers up for his family.

Fellas, Would You? First Male Birth Control To Launch Soon Via Shots Directly In The Penis

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First Male Birth Control Passes Clinical Trial

Gentleman, this one’s for you.

According to Hindustan Times, a new medical product to prevent pregnancy is set to launch upon approval from the government in India.

Doctors at The Indian Council of Medical Research have completed a clinical trial for male birth control.

“The product is ready, with only regulatory approvals pending with the Drugs Controller. The trials are over, including extended, phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 candidates were recruited with 97.3% success rate and no reported side-effects. The product can safely be called the world’s first male contraceptive,” said Dr RS Sharma, senior scientist with ICMR, who has been spearheading the trials.

The procedure lasts for 13 years and serves as an alternative to surgical vasectomy. However, that is not to say that the procedure is not painful or invasive. In order to deliver the medicine, a polymer must be delivered via injection into the semen-producing glad, vas deferens, which is located on the penis near the testicles. The product is called reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance or RISUG.

“It is effective for at least 13 years once injected. In clinical studies on mice, it has been proven to be a reliable spacing method, and we will be initiating human studies soon to prove that in humans also, it can be used as an effective spacing method,” said Sharma.

“It’s the first in the world from India so we have to be extra careful about approval. We are looking at all aspects, especially the good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification that won’t raise any questions about its quality,” said VG Somani, the drug controller general of India.

Fellas, would you take a needle in the ol’ sausige in order to prevent your shooter from sneaking a gun in club?

Australian Corruption Commissioner Accused Of Bias In Police Shooting After Saying “Black Lives Matter”

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NT Corruption Commissioner Recuses Himself After Saying “Black Lives Matter”

Last week we reported the killing of Aboriginal 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker at the hands of Northern Territory police in Australia who shot the teen and essentially left him to die in a jail cell from his gunshot wounds. Based on the police We were under the impression that the authorities were going to take the case seriously after it was announced that the police officer responsible had been charged with murder.

Unfortunately, we now have to press pause on our optimism.

According to The Guardian, the commissioner of the Northern Territory’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (Icac), Ken Fleming, will recuse himself from the case for saying the following at an Alice Springs protest rally:

“One of the most important messages today is ‘Black Lives Matter’. Anybody who says contrary to that is guilty of corrupt behaviour.”

Right on, Ken Fleming! It seems that some salty soup cookies down under have taken umbrage with Fleming’s zeal for justice on behalf of Black people. It appears that Icac inspector Bruce McClintock advised Fleming that his statement lent itself to a perception of bias and thus should step down from overseeing the investigation.

“My intention when participating in the community meetings in Central Australia was to explain our ability to independently look into these matters to the communities who are upset and seeking the truth,” Fleming’s statement said.

“I accept that some of my comments have led to the perception among some observers that I am closer to one side than another on this matter, and so I will no longer be involved in it.

“The public must trust in the Icac’s ability to provide independent oversight of public bodies and public officers.”

Apparently, acknowledging that the killing of Black people at the hands of the state rarely receives justice is a bridge too far for folks in the NT.

“I think anyone looking at this independently would say ‘how can this man be independent’ and seen to be independent, which is more important, because it’s the perception that really counts,” Manzie, the Country Liberal Party vice-president and a former police officer, said.

Hope a kangaroo kicks the s#!t out of all these fools.

UH OH! Lil Jon Detained In Vietnam For Carrying Expensive Collection Of Jewelry With Him

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Lil Jon Detained In Vietnam For Carrying Expensive Collection Of Jewelry With Him

Lil Jon has been laying low for years collecting his coins and staying out of trouble like the king he is. He’s popped up here and there most recently to talk new artist lyrics for a quick content piece. The majority of the time we seem him is for endorsement commercials. He’s always in at least one Super Bowl commercial each year. The Big Game commercial bag is different, it’s enough to afford you the luxury of taking it easy the rest of the year and live comfortably. This year he was in the most talked-about commercial for Pepsi featuring the likes of Cardi B. He didn’t stop there and doubled that luxurious bag by joining the Kool-Aid man for a quick cameo in their commercial.

So when the news broke that he was being detained in Vietnam people went wild guessing what Lil Jon of all people could have done to bother anybody.

As TMZ reported, it turns out he didn’t actually do anything to anyone or bother a soul. He was traveling minding his business when he was stopped for carrying too much ice (jewelry) in his luggage. Lil Jon was in town to perform in the city of Saigon and after his performance headed to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City where the workers apparently couldn’t believe their eyes.

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24 hours in Saigon over! Macao next!

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He had so much jewelry in tow it raised massive suspicion which lead to them to detain him. They wanted answers before letting him leave to head home. If you’re unfamiliar when you get stopped overseas the only help you’ll get is from the US embassy. Unlike DJ Esco’s situation when Lil Jon reached out to the US Embassy they were able to free him in record time. Mainly due to the fact he is a worldwide phenom for his popular catchphrases “YEAH, WHAT, OKAY”, the embassy vouched and he was on his way.

Jon took the inconvenience with pride stopping to let everyone get their Instagram pics before departing back home.

Sticky Icky Surrogate: Woman Gets Caught With Nine Pounds Of Weed Disguised As A Fake Baby Bump

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Woman With Fake Baby Bump Hid 9 Pounds Of Weed In It

A woman in Argentina who was walking around with a fake baby bump got caught with nine pounds of marijuana hidden inside of it.

The woman was crossing the Argentinian border with her male friend. The two were trying to make it into Chile by bus when they ended up stopping at a checkpoint, according to reports from the New York Post. That’s when officers inspected her bag and uncovered two bricks of marijuana, along with another 15 inside the fake bump strapped to her stomach, which was held together with a starch-based paste.

“She made a belly out of paste, hid 15 cannabis bricks inside it and faked a pregnancy before trying to take it from Mendoza to Santa Cruz,” Argentina’s Minister for Security Patricia Bullrich tweeted alongside photos of the fake stomach on Wednesday. “The pretend mom-to-be and her accomplice were arrested.”

According to a police spokesman, the pregnant imposter was “asked to leave the [bus] and it was confirmed she was also carrying drugs and no baby inside of her.” In total, she was carrying four kilos and ended up being charged with drug smuggling.

Guess the whole fake pregnancy belly thing is better at sneaking snacks into the movie theater rather than huge bricks of marijuana across the border.

SMH: French Tourist Dies In Thailand After Falling From A Waterfall While Attempting To Take A Selfie

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Tourist In Thailand Falls Off Waterfall And Dies

A tourist in Thailand has died after attempting to capture a selfie at a popular waterfall destination.

According to reports from CNN, the tourist was a 33-year-old man from France. He ended up dying on Thursday after slipping and falling from the Na Mueang 2 waterfall on the Koh Samui island. According to his friend, the fall happened while he was trying to take a selfie at the site.

“His friend said he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell,” island tourist police Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul told the AFP. He went on to add that the area in question boasts a sign warning visitors against the potential dangers. The lieutenant explained that it “took several hours to retrieve his body” due to the area being “slippery and steep.”

The Independent identified the tourist as Bastien Palmier and his aforementioned friend is identified in the report as Thomas Mechin, who told the publication that Palmier ignored the warning sign and declined to heed his own personal warnings to “stay away” from the area.

“Tourists should not enter the prohibited area, as the park officers have closed it off for the safety of visitors,” Lieutenant Viriyavarangkul reiterated.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only time this outcome has happened to tourists at the same destination. Back in July, a 26-year-old Spanish tourist died at the very same waterfall.

Sweet Spiritual Swirl: Shaman Durek and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway Believe They Had A Past Life Partnership

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Spiritual Guide Who’s Been Swirling It Up With Norway’s Princess Martha Louise Believes He Was Also Smashing Her Royal Cakes To Smithereens In Past Life

Have y’all ever met someone new and instantly connected in such a way that it was like you already knew them? Well, that’s kinda what Shaman Durek, a spiritual guide who works with Hollywood types like Gwyneth Paltrow and Nina Dobrev, and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, who is fourth in line for the Norwegian throne, say they felt. Except not exactly. In an interview with People the self-described “sixth-generation shaman” addresses skeptics, talks his new book “Spirit Hacking” and talks about their past life “connection” and how they do cartwheels together. Like what a love right?!

“We’re holding the same frequency of love for the planet,” Durek says of Märtha, 48, who has three daughters with ex-husband Ari Behn. “And that is worth everything.”

Durek told PEOPLE that after he and the Princess were set up by a mutual friend they immediately recognized one another.

“She walked in and she said, ‘I remember you, I know who you are,’ ” says Durek. “I was like, ‘Yes, we knew each other from a very long time ago.’ It just came out of my mouth.”

Märtha tells PEOPLE, “I came in the door, and I recognized him straight away. I was like, ‘I know you.’ That’s the first thing I said to him.”

Durek claims he once lived with Märtha in Egypt in a past life. “When we’re together and I look at [Märtha], sometimes I see another face,” he says. “And she sees it in me, too. I have memories of us in Egypt, and she was my queen and I was a pharaoh.”

See what we mean? It must be the money… Or are we being too judgy? Have ANY of y’all ever experienced a past life connection like this?

For what it’s worth, Durek and Märtha, aren’t letting other folks opinions bother them.

“I’m not here to tell [critics] that something’s wrong with them,” Durek says. “When people say things like, ‘That’s not real,’ to me you’re basically narrowing down your consciousness and your ability to be aware of what’s possible. You’re only seeing one angle.”

Märtha addressed her critics and supporters back in May when she posted photos of the pair to announce their swirlationship on Instagram:

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When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine. @shamandurek has changed my life, like he does with so many. He has made me realize that unconditional love actually exists here on this planet. He embraces all of me without question or fear. He makes me laugh more than anyone, has the most profound wisdom to share and all the bits in between from the diversity of his being. I feel so happy and blessed that he is my boyfriend. Thank you my love, for including me so generously into your family. I love you from this eternity to the next. And to those of you who feel the need to criticize: Hold your horses. It is not up to you to choose for me or to judge me. I don’t choose my man to satisfy any of you or the norms or boxes you have chosen in your mind for me to be in. I don’t thrive there, nor do I exist in your illusion about me. I choose from love. And that’s it. Shaman Durek is merely a man I love spending my time with and who fulfills me. So thank you for respecting my actions and my choice of partner. All I know at this moment is that we love each other and I am super happy. Have a wonderful, loving Sunday and Mother’s Day(for the USA). 📸 @dhendersonphoto #love #unconditionallove #newlove #boyfriend #inlove

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When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine. @shamandurek has changed my life, like he does with so many. He has made me realize that unconditional love actually exists here on this planet. He embraces all of me without question or fear. He makes me laugh more than anyone, has the most profound wisdom to share and all the bits in between from the diversity of his being. I feel so happy and blessed that he is my boyfriend. Thank you my love, for including me so generously into your family. I love you from this eternity to the next.

And to those of you who feel the need to criticize: Hold your horses. It is not up to you to choose for me or to judge me. I don’t choose my man to satisfy any of you or the norms or boxes you have chosen in your mind for me to be in. I don’t thrive there, nor do I exist in your illusion about me. I choose from love. And that’s it. Shaman Durek is merely a man I love spending my time with and who fulfills me. So thank you for respecting my actions and my choice of partner. All I know at this moment is that we love each other and I am super happy. Have a wonderful, loving Sunday and Mother’s Day(for the USA).

Naysayers aside, the pair have been selling tickets to the freak show. They had a “wellness tour” earlier this year billed as “The Princess and the Shaman” that included a final performance workshop at Gamlebyen Kulturhus in Fredrikstad.

Durek is also pushing a book “Spirit Hacking: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World” where he details his ability to commune with spirits.

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He told PEOPLE he wants to help others “become more independent in their own evolution, how they deal with their relationships, the way they deal with problems that arise,” he says. “All I’m doing is throwing a bunch of tools in a container and saying, ‘How far do you want to go?’”

Sounds like he has pretty good intentions at least. Are you buying the book?

We know Märtha Louise bought a gang of copies. PEOPLE closed out the interview with Durek by publishing his praise of his love’s down to earth realness:

“I see myself in her, and she sees herself in me: the kindness, the love, the playfulness, the silliness,” Durek says. “She’s a princess, and she grew up in a royal family, but she’s real. She hugs people like I do. She plays video games with me, and she does fun things with me. If I skip down the street, she skips with me, and if I do cartwheels, she wants to do cartwheels. What kind of princess does that?”

Le sigh… Love is such a beautiful thing. It can really render you to believe in ALL THE POSSIBILITIES.. but do you think the first time he called her “Scam Risk Likely” came up on the caller ID?

Just sayin!

Justice Abroad: Australian Cop Charged With The Murder Of Indigenous Yuendumu Man Kumanjayi Walker

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NT Police Charged With Murder Of Aboriginal Teen Kumanjayi Walker

“The world is a ghetto” is a lyric that was made famous by the group WAR back in 1972 and they couldn’t have been more right.

According to The Guardian, an 19-year-old indigenous boy named Kumanjayi Walker from Yuendumu, the Northern Territory of Australia, was *allegedly* murdered by police and charges have been filed against the offending officer. Walker was shot dead on Saturday night when officers were sent to arrest him for breach of suspended sentence.

The charge was not made official until after hundreds of people filled the streets of Melbourne and Sydney carrying signs reading “Tell the truth” and “Justice for Walker” in protest of this obviously unwarranted death.

Kumanjayi Walker was shot, taken to the police station, and left unattended by medical staff for HOURS before he died. His family was not told of his condition until several hours later. This happened because Northern Territory health officials abandoned the small Yuendumu community claiming they “feared for their safety” due to “local unrest”.

“Staff safety is paramount,” the NT health department spokesperson said. “After liaising with police, Yuendumu Health Centre staff were supported to leave the community on Saturday afternoon, as did staff from other government and non-government services.”

The health professionals charged with helping Walker in their absence were located in Yuelamu, a town about an hour away from Walker’s bleeding body.

Chief Minister of the NT, Michael Gunner, had this to say about the criminal justice process:

“Saturday night was an awful night and we will be working together for a long time about how we deal with that together,” Gunner told people gathered at Yuendumu. “But there are important things I can promise today. One of them is to guarantee there will be an independent investigation.”

We can only pray that things in Australia are more fair and forthright than they are here in the states.

Rest in peace Kumanjayi Walker.

Train’s Never Late: White Infant Dressed In Blackface As Footballer Aldredo Morelos For Halloween

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Racist Blackface Baby Halloween Costume

There’s something about Halloween that really brings out the racism in white people.

Every single year we go through this same thing, but alas, here we are again.

According to DailyRecord, a photo of a white infant baby has caused significant outrage across the pond and online.

Someone thought it a good idea to dress the baby as Rangers F.C. soccer player Alfredo Morelos which on its face is fine. No pun intended. But of course, no Halloween costume is complete without a lil’ racism. Peep a pic of the bigoted baby in question below.

It comes as no surprise that the photo sparked comments like this.

One fan complained of “too many snowflakes nowadays” and said “you can’t do anything without someone being offended”.

The blackface baby pic was removed from a Rangers fans website soon after.