News Briefing

By Chelbi Mims
November 29, 2010

Global & National

F.B.I. operation gone wrong

F.B.I agents planted a bomb as a part of an elaborate sting. A Somali-born teenager set off the bomb. The teenager, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, was taken into custody by police on Friday November 28, 2010.

Federal Agents reported that they spent 6 months setting up the sting operation and 10,000 people were at the ceremony on Friday.

Mohamud was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Read original story in | Sunday November 28, 2010

Iraqis leave Baghdad for jobs

After moving back to Baghdad since the war, many Iraqis are realizing they must leave their home once again years after the U.S. invasion because of the job deficiency and lingering violence.

This movement of Iraqis leaving once again shows how far the nation is from being stable and safe.

In a survey that was taken recently, 87 percent of the people said they could not make enough money here to support their families.

Read original story in | Saturday November 27, 2010

Violent crime rises in NYC

Raymong W. Kelly, Police Commissioner, said that the state crime in New York City was down in 2010.

But all crimes in the city are up; there was actually a 3.5 percent increase in violent crime through mid-November. The police commissioner can make this claim because the method used to count major crimes in New York is lumping violent crimes with far larger numbers of property theft complaints, including the largest category of grand larceny.

Read original story in | Friday November 26, 2010

Ex-majority leader convicted

Tom Delay was found guilty and convicted of money-laundering. This conviction comes fives years after he was indicted. The ex-majority leader of the House of Representatives is looking at between 5 and 99 years in prison, but the judge may decide probation. He was attained of one count of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Delay said he would appeal the decision because it is a political vendetta by the Democrats.

Read original story in | Thursday November 25,2010

US deploys carrier to Korean peninsula

North Korea launched an artillery attack on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island on Nov. 24, 2010. A day later, the bodies of two civilian islanders were found, which drastically hightened tensions in the region. -- MCT
The U.S. is sending the aircraft carrier George Washington and a number of other ships into the region encompassed in this operation. This is being done to stop future attacks by North Korea and warn China that unless it retrains, it will see more of a presence of America.

Read original story in | Wednesday November 24,2010

Region & Campus

Philly rapist convicted

An admitted rapist who called himself the anti-Christ shouted out during his Philadelphia court hearing, “You’ll know I’m telling the truth if you give me a polyester-graph.”

Pleading guilty to sexual assault in August, Jose Carrasquillo raped an 11-year-old girl in June 2009.  Carrasquillo was arrested while on PCP and cocaine and claimed “it was the drugs” that caused him to do it.

Carrasquillo later tried to change his guilty plea, only to have it rejected by Judge Rami Djerassi who sentenced Carrasquillo to 33 to 66 years in prison.

Read the original story on | Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

Camdens police force cut by 25 percent

As part of a layoff plan approved by the state of New Jersey, Camden’s police force will be almost cut in half and a third of the firefighters in the city will be laid off, along with positions in each city office.

After having been named the second most dangerous city in the U.S. by a national survey, altogether a quarter of the city’s work force would be cut down, including 20 police dispatchers.

Read the original story on | Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

Dean of Academic Affairs named

Serving as interim dean of Academic Affairs since July 1, Dr. Jeffery Gingerich, associate professor of sociology, has been named dean of Academic Affairs for Cabrini College.

Gingerich came to Cabrini in 2005 and since then has helped develop the Justice Matters curriculum.

Read the original story on | Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

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