Sunday, May 31, 2015

New Clinton Scandal but Chareidim will vote for her anyway

Chareidim need programs, and Israel be damned.... they will vote for the scandal ridden Hillary...
The fact that she gave Mrs. Arafat a wet kiss, and she hates Israel, makes no difference as long as she fills the coffers of the holy Mosdos!

The fact that she is now for Gay Marriage, which violates  the precepts of our holy Torah, means absolutely nothing to the Chareidishe community as long as she throws money at them; witness how they tuches lekked DeBlasio!

Bill and Petra
How is it possible that 676,000 Republicans are running for President while the Democrats can only only come up with one candidate? And that one has more scandals under her belt than a Clinton.

Oh wait, she is a Clinton!

Crazier still, just when you thought the worst had come out about the Clinton couple candidacy, three more bombs exploded this week. And some of them really are bombshells. Literally.

Not surprisingly, one bombshell involves Bill and a blond — a gorgeous, blond supermodel bombshell. Very surprisingly, the scandal doesn’t involve sex. 
But not surprisingly, it does involve money. A lot of money.

On Friday, the New York Times revealed that Bill had actually rejected the solicitations of supermodel Petra Nemcova. No, not for doing the nasty, but it doesn’t mean he didn’t do something really nasty. The former Prez allegedly rejected an invitation from the model to accept an award from her charity, the Happy Hearts Fund — until it agreed to fork over $500,000 to the Bill, Hilary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Nemcova, who barely survived the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and lost her boyfriend in the disaster, began the charity after she recovered from extensive injuries, in order to build schools in the ravaged country.

The “donation” from her charity to the Clintons’ charity cost, according to The Times, almost one-quarter of the event’s total proceeds.

Makes you kind of want to shower for the rest of your life, no?

But don’t turn off the hot water just yet. The International Business Times reported earlier in the week that, under Hillary Clinton, the State Department managed to clear gigantic arms deals with 20 foreign countries worth $165 billion to countries that donated to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation. 

In addition, $151 billion in Pentagon-brokered arms deals were approved to 16 countries such as Algeria, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, who also were cleared “to buy cachés of American-made weapons” even as the department singled them out for a range of human-rights violations.

As in all things Clinton — how much money was donated to their foundation? Who knows? Maybe $54 million, maybe $141 million. What’s a hundred million bucks between friends – and Emirates?

No scandal is too far-fetched or too far for the long octopus tentacles of the Clintons. Their charity even received (again, who knows exactly how the hell much) between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s corrupt governing body, FIFA! 

Bill was once honorary chairman of the bid committee to get the U.S. to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Sadly, we didn’t get it. Maybe he didn’t either. (A big enough donation, I mean.)

It’s almost impossible to believe that one couple can always be this close to so much corruption in one lifetime. Well, not without serving that lifetime in a federal lockup, that is.

But the Clintons prefer the White House to the big house.

Honoring Israel at Parade !

"One" Bed Bug Closes down Reform Temple in New York City

Central Synagogue the Reform "Bais Hamikdash"
Lexington Avenue’s Central Synagogue, dubbed New York’s “mega-shul” and boasting the longest-running Jewish congregation in the city, has been abruptly closed due to bedbugs. Worshippers were alerted last week via e-mail.
The Community House and Pavilion of the temple, which has a reported $30 million-plus endowment and counts Loews Corp.’s Jonathan M. Tisch as a major donor, closed Wednesday and will re-open Monday after a full fumigation.
The popular synagogue draws huge numbers on live-streamed services, boasts 2,300 households in its congregation and reportedly has had a waiting list of up to two years for membership. Its Web site reads, “We are not currently accepting new member applications, though we are maintaining a simple wait-list.” But the unwanted critters still made it inside.
The Central Synagogue community counts numerous high rollers. Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan are longtime members, and Drew Barrymore has been known to drop in. Geraldo Rivera married Erica Levy there in 2003, and David Lauren and Lauren Bush were married by Central’s senior cantor, ­Angela Buchdahl, at the Double RL ranch in Colorado. Bernie Madoff’s brother, Peter, attended his granddaughter’s bat mitzvah there.
The synagogue’s annual Shofar Award, given to those who exemplify Jewish principles and beliefs, has been bestowed to “All in the Family” creator and TV icon Norman Lear, playwright Tony Kushner and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
A rep for the reform synagogue, which also runs nursery and religious schools, tells us that the word “ ‘outbreak’ is a gross exaggeration. They found one bedbug, but as a precaution they decided to close the building for a thorough fumigation. It’s more precautionary.”
We’re told the intruding insect was on the eighth floor in the Community House building. The Sanctuary, a national landmark, was not ­affected at all and will have services on the regular schedule.

Friday, May 29, 2015

KJ Mesheguim Prohibit Shushi because it's not "tznius"

The KJ (Kiryas Joel in Monroe) leadership, not satiated with their power over the sheep in their midst, have gone bonkers! 

A sushi company started selling take-out sushi in a supermarket in Monroe that had the Hashgacha of the Volover Rebbe's son. The Volover Hashgacha is very respected in all Chassidishe circles, 
but the Vaad Hatznius in Monroe nixed it because eating sushi "is not tzneesdik"and  "sushi is a goyishe zach"!
In Williamsburg and Boro-Park, sushi is sold in all stores, without any problems.

The irony is that one of the bullies in the Vaad Hatznius of Monroe is a guy by the name of Glick that is the owner of Fashion Plaza in Boro-park that sells bras, panties and sexy lingerie.

Here is a Romanian Satmar zhlub, that is drowning in thongs and other women's intimate apparel, and screams if a Jew wants to eat a California Roll, because it's "goyish'!
Glick competing with Victoria Secret's and Pink .... sells sensual bras for kallas and Yingeh Voblich.... and is totally absorbed,  yoimom ve'leilah, in sensual women's underwear  for his parnassa, ...... so he  gets upset and objects if his customer's husband wants to eat an Avocado Roll ?.... how insane is this?

I can't understand why a Chassidishe guy " mit vaaseh zukin" and "langeh gatchkes" sells girdles to women .... he must be  a closet pervert. 
And why are  perverts sitting on a Vaad that deals with Tzneeus? 
Why is a guy whose whole head is in bra sizes and plus size panties .... telling women what to wear and what not to wear...? 
How ironic is it that  Glick gets his jollies off yelling at Yingeh Voblich that bought their underwear from his store,Fashion Plaza?

Meanwhile,  Satmar guys in Monroe are very upset about this craziness, and a revolution is slowly simmering.
Some suggest that one of the Vaad Ha'tznius guys want to open a sushi store in about 6 months and so they did this to close down the "out of town" sushi guy..... but this has not been confirmed and only time will tell.

Obama has Israel's back?

The President of the United States has reassured us and proclaimed that “America has Israel’s back”. 

Given the recent controversies between the prime minister of Israel and the president of the United States, this message was meant to soothe the relationship between the two countries and to allow for a more positive progression of policies that would be in their mutual interest.

The president of the United States also said that he retains the right to criticize and chastise Israel over policies that he feels to be wrong and even harmful to its own welfare. He declared that Israel somehow has departed from the founding views and policies that almost seventy years ago created it as a state. He. like many others before him and probably after him as well, knows better than we do what is good for us and how moral and just we should be. By stating that “America has Israel’s back” he is now free and even compelled to judge Israel and its policies and government from the lofty level of the high ground that he has staked out.

There is no question that the United States from the beginning of the State of Israel till today has remained a loyal friend and a great supplier of practical and diplomatic help to the Jewish state. There is also no question that the wise course for any Israeli leader is not to be viewed as being hostile or unfriendly to the persona and policies of the American president. 

Yet, over the decades since the establishment of the State of Israel, America and its presidential leaders have often adopted policies that have proven to be counterproductive to the interests of the State of Israel and in fact of the United States as well. 

America is not blameless nor spotless in the creation of the terrible mess in which the Middle East finds itself today. It should therefore be somewhat wary, if not even humble when offering advice to those who actually have to live in that Middle East.

Over the long history of the Jewish people we have had many enemies but we have also had numerous non-Jews who were good friends and appreciated the special role of the Jewish people in the story of human civilization.

 Nevertheless, at moments of terrible danger and crisis when Jews were being persecuted and slaughtered no nation, no matter how friendly its citizens may have been disposed towards Jews and Judaism, ever really had our back. In World War II when European Jewry was almost completely annihilated, the Allies were or felt themselves to be powerless to somehow prevent the Holocaust from occurring.

The debate amongst historians and scholars as to why the railroads and trains leading to the death camps of Poland whenever bombed will undoubtedly continue for years to come. But whatever the reason and no matter how legitimate the justification for inaction may have been, the simple fact is that those trains and rails never were bombed. And the behavior of most of the Allied countries towards refugees and survivors of the Holocaust and the emerging State of Israel was at the most tepid and at the least hostile. Thus Jews can be excused for not excitedly responding to words and platitudes about others, no matter how well meaning, having our back.

Does anyone really believe that the United States will go to war on behalf of Israel?

The reality of truth teaches us that we alone have our back and and front as well. We need help from the world and we certainly hope to receive it in diplomatic political, financial and organizational bases. We hope that the United States will continue to provide us with that type of help in the future as it has in the past.

However, nations have interests and not friends, strategic goals that are not usually affected by emotion or bravado. 

We would do well to accept the words of the president of the United States and be thankful for his statement. But we would be foolish if we somehow relied that the United States or any other country in the world truly has our back and will take up the cudgel of actual military action on our behalf. And we all know that ultimately the God of Israel has our back.

The Talmud long ago taught us that relying on humans is a futile policy and that ultimately our reliance can only be placed in the God of Israel Who has guided us and preserved us against all odds until today. It is nice to hear reassuring words of support but let no one think that somehow those words gives one license to play with the future of the Jewish people and its state.  With God’s help, Israel survives and will prosper because of Israel itself.
by Rabbi Wein

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ami Magazine banned again in Williamsburg!

The pashkevill was originally posted all over Williamsburg in December of 2011. 
See post on December 30, 2011.
I wrote: 
"Yitzchok Frankfurter editor of Ami Magazine, the chief panderer of Satmar just got kicked in his lower posterior by Satmar."

Well, the Ami ban didn't work, because the Satmar vobelech ignored the ban and thumbed their noses at their husbands who tried getting them to read Der Goy! They told their husbands that this is  "veibereshe zachen" and they should stay out of this and  continued to buy the English Ami .... 

Der Yid, the spokes-newspaper for the Zaloinie faction of the feuding Satmar Brothers, noticed that their readership plummeted, so they added a "ladies Section" calling it  "family section" to attract the Satmar vobelech to help bolster sales and circulation ... but the bald Satmar Vobelech, wanted nothing of that yiddish gibberish....using it instead to wrap fish.

The editors of Der Goy were beside themselves with frustration, so they cried and pleaded to Hershel Klar
(the Rosh Tzoreir Ha"yehudim), of the Vaad Hatzniois, begging him to urge the Satmar "dayanim" to put the ban "laman Hashem in effect again!

So the "Daynim" said .. the hell with Yitzy Frankfurter, the clown, as much as he tries, he is still not one of us...he is just a scraggly tuches leker.......why should The Frank rake in all those $$$$$? So they banned his rag even-though Yitzy has a anti-Zionist agenda ..... because money is after all ...still money... 
they also banned the semi- pro-Zionist Mishpacha ... for good measure!
Shevuois is over and the hell with Achdus!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sadugera Rebbe Sees Gaza Rocket As Sign To Observe Shabbas

 A number of rabbis are musing about the possible spiritual meanings behind Tuesday night’s rocket fired at Israel and have called upon residents in the area to strengthen their observance of Shabbos as a means of ensuring the area’s safety.
According to a report from popular Charedi news website Kikar Hashabbat , the Sadigora Rebbe, who heads that Chassidic dynasty, said Wednesday that “we have merited to see miracles since the rocket did not injure anyone or cause damage to property,” crediting this to the “thousands of Jews that observe Shabbat and the right to prayer [in Ashdod].”
The Sadigora Rebbe also took the location of where the rocket fell as a sign, since it fell close to the Big Fashion shopping mall, which is open on Shabbat.
He called on Israelis to strengthen their observance of Shabbat, and to “do everything necessary to stop the desecration of Shabbat that is threatening the safety of the city’s residents.”
“It’s now upon the residents to see this as a sign from heaven that Shabbat is the Mezuzah and the city’s protector.” Mezuzahs, which are placed on doorposts of buildings, are sometimes thought to protect buildings and their inhabitants from harm.
Meanwhile, the Rebbe of the Shomer Emunim hassidic dynasty weighed in on the rocket attack, saying that “Shabbat is the source of blessing and there is no doubt that in the merit of those on the stricter side of Shabbat observance, ... as well as the prayers of thousands of the city’s residents…we merited to see God’s goodness directly.”

74 Years since the bloody Massacre of Jews in Baghdad

Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini with Adolf Hitler

The pogrom happened 7 years before the founding of the State of Israel. 
Contrary to Satmar propaganda, Jews were murdered in Arab countries way before Zionist State was created...
This myth that Arabs only murdered Jews because of Zionism, was promulgated  by the Romanian gypsies from the town Sata Mary.... these uneducated and unsophisticated brutes managed to re-write the history  of the Jewish people so that it fits neatly into their anti-Jewish agenda!

Read the following and weep!

“Violent dispossession.” In an Arabic dialect, the word is Farhud.

 For decades after it occurred, many thought the nightmare was a sudden and unexpected convulsion that afflicted the Iraqi Jewish community, one that lived in that land for some 2,600 years. 

But in truth, the wild rape and killing spree of June 1–2, 1941 was not unexpected. For years, the Jew hatred, anti-British rage, and Nazi agitation seethed just below the surface, like a smoking volcano waiting to erupt.

Soon after Hitler took power in 1933, Germany’s chargé d’affaires in Baghdad, German Arab specialist Fritz Grobba, acquired the Christian Iraqi newspaper, Al-Alem Al Arabi, converting it into a Nazi organ that published an Arabic translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf in installments. 

Then, Radio Berlin began beaming Arabic programs across the Middle East. The Nazi ideology of Jewish conspiracy and international manipulation was widely adopted in Iraqi society, especially within the framework of the Palestine problem that dominated Iraqi politics.

As Arab Nationalism and Hitlerism fused, numerous Nazi-style youth clubs began springing up in Iraq. One pivotal group known as Futuwwa was nothing less than a clone of the Hitler Youth. In 1938, Futuwwa members were required to attend a candlelight Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg. When the delegation came back from Germany, a common chant in Arabic was, “Long live Hitler, the killer of insects and Jews.”

By the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, and a coterie of transnational Palestinian agitators, had thoroughly permeated Baghdad’s ruling circles. For example, Taha al-Hashimi, Iraqi Chief of Staff, doubled as the head of the Committee for the Defense of Palestine.

To lure more Arabs to the Nazi cause, Grobba employed such tactics as dispensing lots of cash among politicians and deploying seductive German women among ranking members of the army.

 German radio broadcasting in Baghdad regularly reported fallacious reports about non-existent Jewish outrages in Palestine. Grobba, in conjunction with the Mufti, cultivated many Iraqis to act as surrogate Nazis.

By April 1, 1941, with WWII in full swing, a group of pro-Nazi Iraqi military men known as the Golden Square staged a coup, ousting the British-dominated government. Quickly, the Golden Square welded Iraqi actions to Berlin’s iron will.
 Why did they become partners? 
The Golden Square wanted Germany to destroy the British and Jewish presence in their country. The Third Reich craved what was beneath the ground — oil. Without that oil, still controlled by a British oil company, Germany could not invade Russia.

An abortive effort to seize British oil and military facilities in Iraq roiled throughout May 1941. But on May 28, 1941, a British military column determined to protect the oil installations finally punched toward the outskirts of Baghdad to defeat the insurgency. 

The Nazi-allied Golden Square and the Reich’s wirepuller, Grobba, fled the capital. On May 31, at 4 a.m., with the morning still more dark than dawn, the acting mayor emerged with a white flag on behalf of the residuum of official authority in Iraq.

The next day, on June 1, with British authority nominally restored but still withdrawn beyond the outskirts of Baghdad and the Golden Square coup plotters out of the country, the British puppet regent, Prince ‘Abd al-Ilah, returned to Iraq. During the few hours surrounding the regent’s return, a power vacuum existed in the country.

 It resulted in the bloodbath of June 1–2 that became known as the Farhud.

The original plans for a sweeping anti-Jewish action on June 1, organized before the pseudo-success of the British, were intended to mimic Nazi mass murder campaigns in Europe. Lists of Jews had already been compiled. Jewish homes had been marked in advanced with a blood-red hamsa, or palm prints, to guide the killing. The text announcing the mass murder and expulsion was already prepared and scheduled for radio broadcast.

But Jewish leaders who learned of the impending disaster begged for mercy from the temporary local mayoral authorities, who successfully engineered the expulsion from Baghdad of the massacre planners. The radio broadcast on May 31 merely announced that the British-appointed regent would return to his palace from his temporary refuge in Trans-Jordan.

Baghdad’s Jews had every reason to celebrate. June 1 was the joyous holy day of Shavuot, commemorating when the Law was given to the Jews on Mt. Sinai. Baghdad’s Jews thought stability had returned to their 2,600-year existence in Iraq. They were so wrong.

At about 3:00 p.m. that June 1, Regent ‘Abd al-Ilah had landed at the airport near Baghdad. He was making his way across al-Khurr Bridge to the Palace when a contingent of Baghdadi Jews went out to greet him. As the group came to the bridge, they encountered a contingent of dejected soldiers just returning from their dismal surrender to British forces. The mere sight of these Jews, bedecked in festive holiday garb, was enough to enrage the soldiers.

Suddenly, the Jews were viciously attacked with knives and axes. Several were hacked to death right then and there on the bridge. The planned systematic extermination, now foiled, broke down into a spontaneous citywide slaughter.

The victims were buried in a loaf-shaped mass grave in Baghdad, seen in this undated picture Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Baghdad became a fast-moving hell. Frenzied mobs raced throughout the city and murdered Jews openly on the streets. Women were raped as their horrified families looked on. Infants were killed in front of their parents. Home and stores were emptied and then burned. Gunshots and screams electrified the city for hours upon hours. Beheadings, torsos sliced open, babies dismembered, horrid tortures, and mutilations were widespread. Severed limbs were waved here and there as hideous trophies.

As Baghdad burned, Jewish existence became smoke spires against the sky. Jewish shops and homes were looted and then torched. A synagogue was invaded and its Torahs burned in classic Nazi fashion. 

Yet British troops remained minutes away, under orders from London not to move in lest it stir Arab sentiment against the oil infrastructure.

The streets were not safe for Jews. Their homes, already well-marked as Jewish residences, were even less safe. Gangs comprised of soldiers, police, and civilian looters invaded Jewish neighborhoods with impunity.

In home after home, furniture was moved up against the door to create a barricade. As the invaders pushed at the doors, more and heavier furniture was shoved into place. The ceaseless battering and kicks eventually made progress, and inevitably, in house after house, the killers broke in. As the Arabs breached the entrances, many families would escape to the roof, one step ahead.

Fleeing Jews jumped from one roof to another. In some instances, parents and siblings threw children down from roofs to waiting blankets below. When there was no place beyond the roof, some Jews held off their attackers with boiling oil, stones, and whatever other makeshift defenses they could muster.
Women were defiled everywhere. Arabs broke into the girl’s school and the students were raped — endlessly. Six Jewish girls were carted away to a village fifteen kilometers north and located only later. One young girl was raped, and then her breasts slashed off — an all too typical crime that day. Young or old, Jewish females were set upon and mercilessly gang raped and often mutilated.

Finally, the Mayor telephoned the Regent, momentarily the supreme authority in the country, and beseeched him to issue orders to loyal troops. That he did. As the order circulated, loyal units began opening fire on the rioters, especially when they turned to Muslim neighborhoods to continue their pillage. Once the shooting began, rioters fled.

Days later, when the Regent eventually restored order, the British entered the city limits. The oil was secure. The Jews of Baghdad were not.

In truth, no one will ever know many were murdered or maimed during those two dark days. Official statistics, based on intimidated and reluctant witnesses, listed about 110 Jews dead. Hundreds were listed as injured. But Jewish leaders said the real numbers were far greater. One Iraq historian suggested as many as 600 were murdered during the overnight rampage. The Jewish Burial Society was afraid to bury the bodies. The corpses were ignominiously collected and entombed in a large, long, rounded mass grave that resembled a massive loaf of bread.

Farhud — in Arabic, the word means violent dispossession. It was a word the Jews of wartime Europe never knew. Holocaust — it was a word the Jews of wartime Iraq never knew. But soon they would all know their meaning regardless of the language they spoke. After the events of June 1–2, 1941, both words came together.

Memorial to Jewish victims of the Farhud in Ramat Gan, Israel Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Edwin Black is the author of IBM and the Holocaust, and The Farhud -- Roots of the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust. On June 1, 2015, he will proclaim International Farhud Day at a live globally streamed side event at the United Nations.
Copyright 2010 Edwin Black
All Rights Reserved

Running Scared? Hamas Evacuates Terror Sites After Rocket Attack

After rockets were fired by Gazan terrorists at Israel on Tuesday night, with a grad rocket striking just outside of Ashdod, the Hamas terrorist organization that controls Gaza is evacuating in fear of an IDF airstrike response.

Hamas's media channels reported that the terror group has started evacuating all of its "security headquarters," with the evacuation likely to last until the morning according to Yedioth Aharonot.
Palestinian Arab news sources reported that Hamas's interior ministry ordered the evacuation of Hamas military sites and headquarters.

Apparently Hamas has good reason to fear; an Israeli military source said Tuesday night that Israel views Hamas as responsible for the rocket fire that came from territory under its control.
The source said that Israel holds Hamas responsible for all terror activity that is conducted in Gaza.
The appraisal apparently is that Hamas didn't itself fire the rockets, but that other terror sources in Gaza did instead. 

Sources in the Hamas stronghold told Walla! that the Islamic Jihad terror group was likely behind the strike, citing internal tensions as causing the move out of an apparent desire to instigate an Israeli reprisal to harm competitors.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

KJ Satmar want Israeli Zionist President to influence US to free Satmar guy sitting in US jail?

So you think you heard it all? 
Well read the following  bizarre article! These KJ guys curse the Medinah, they hate what it stands for, (which is basically giving every single Jew a right to come home) but when one of their crooks is rotting in prison, they send a message to the Israeli Gedoilim to ask Israeli President Rivlin to interfere and influence US officials to free this guy!
I'm not judging this guy, but it's interesting that KJ like the Arabs do not recognize the State of Israel, but when it comes to their own, they will ask even the Zionists to help them.... 
The Zionist did come thru during WW2, saving the late Satmar Rebbe, R' Yoel Teitelbaum z"l from certain death! So maybe they think that the Zionists will come thru again.

 President Reuven Rivlin told a large group of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community that he has no control over a Chardi’s man’s imprisonment in a U.S. jail during a meeting at the president’s home Monday.
The leaders spoke to Rivlin about freeing Mr. Mordechai Yitzchak Samet, who was found guilty in 2002 of embezzling millions through various financial frauds, reports Haaretz ( They asked Rivlin to make a plea to the U.S. to request leniency for Samet, but Rivlin said he has no control over Samet’s sentence.
Samet, who has already served almost half of his 27-year sentence, filed false death claims and gathered money for fake lotteries totaling $4 million. He lived in the ultra-Orthodox community of Kiryat Joel.
The rebbes of the Hasidic dynasties of Vizhnitz and Rachmastrivka, the head of the Lithuanian Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman of the United Torah Judaism party and other ultra-Orthodox dignitaries attended the meeting.
Information taken from Haaretz

Photos from the State of Israel... Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ted Cruz rips reporter on Gays

White female cop shot dead by black thug

A 29-year-old police officer who had put off maternity leave after giving birth prematurely to a daughter in February was being mourned Thursday, a day after she was gunned down in a shootout with a fugitive.
Kerrie Orozco, the first female officer from Omaha's police department to die in the line of duty, had only recently given birth to a daughter, and also was stepmother to two children ages 6 and 7, according to authorities. She was pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said at a hospital news conference. Schmaderer said the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, also died at the hospital.
"Officer Kerrie Orozco gave her life for all of us in her service to the Omaha Police Department," said Omaha Mayor Jean Stohert. "She will be remembered and missed as a loving wife, mother, daughter and dedicated officer."
Orozco was part of a fugitive task force looking for Wheeler to serve a felony arrest warrant for an earlier Omaha shooting. As they closed in on the suspect Wednesday afternoon, Wheeler opened fire, prompting police to return gunfire, Schmaderer said.
Orozco, a seven-year veteran of the department who worked in the gang unit, had delivered a premature baby in February, who is due to go home from an Omaha hospital Thursday. She had postponed her maternity leave until the baby was released.
"[The baby] is set to be released from the hospital tomorrow," Schmaderer said, his voice breaking.
It's been more than 10 years since an Omaha officer was killed in the line of duty, when Officer Jason "Tye" Pratt was shot and killed in September 2003, while chasing down a fleeing suspect. The suspect, 21-year-old Albert Rucker of Omaha, was in turn shot and killed by another officer.
Orozcom, who is survived by her husband, Hector Orozco, coached baseball at an Omaha Boys and Girls Club, was a Special Olympics volunteer and served as president of the Police Officers' Ball to benefit the Special Olympics, the chief said. She also took in rescue dogs and was a Girl Scout mentor.
"She was a friend, a popular officer," Schmaderer said. "I just can't even imagine that this has happened. The city of Omaha owes her and her family a debt of gratitude."
Dr. Michael Wagner, a trauma critical care surgeon at the hospital, said his team provided "aggressive care" to Orozco, but she could be revived.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Orozco's death is a stark reminder of what police officers face every day they go to work.
"[This] tragic news is devastating to the law enforcement community and all Nebraskans," Ricketts said. "We must all ensure that Officer Orozco's sacrifice will never be forgotten."

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shlomi Catalan 32 found dead in Bnei-Brak Mikvah

 Police ruled have ruled out foul play in the case of a man found dead in a Mikvah in Bnei Brak.
The body of 32-year-old Shlomi Catalan was released by police after an investigation concluded his death was not the result of a criminal incident.
Catalan died Thursday morning after being found unconscious in the Mikvah. A friend found Catalan in a pit where the water was used to immerse in the Mikveh every day. He was pronounced dead at Beilinson Hospital.
His body has since been released for burial.

Few Details In Mysterious & Strange Killings Of Wealthy DC Family, Link To NYC

Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family’s longtime housekeeper. Around 5:30 p.m., his wife called, telling him to come home to watch their 10-year-old son because she had plans.
The housekeeper, Nelitza Gutierrez, was one of the last people to see Savopoulos alive.
The next day, May 14, firefighters were called to the wealthy executive’s Washington mansion, where they found the bodies of 46-year-old Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, 47; their son, Philip; and another housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. All were slain before the fire was set, police said, and three had been stabbed or bludgeoned.
A week later, investigators have provided few details. Late Wednesday, they announced they had identified a suspect, 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, but released no information about what his motive might have been.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Wint on charges of first-degree murder, police said.
Investigators used DNA analysis conducted at a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms lab to identify Wint, and his name has been known to federal authorities since Tuesday, a law enforcement official involved in the investigation said. Investigators believe Wint worked for one of Savopoulos’ businesses, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
The Washington Post ( ), citing three unnamed law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation, reported that the DNA evidence came from the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the home the night before the bodies were found.
A person who answered the phone Thursday morning at a Domino’s about 2 miles from the house confirmed that the pizza had been delivered there from that store but directed further questions to a company spokesman, who did not immediately return a message.
Following the release of Wint’s name, police searched an address for him in Lanham, Maryland. Online court records show that he was convicted of second-degree assault in Maryland in 2009 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. He also pleaded guilty in 2010 to malicious destruction of property, and a burglary charge in that case was dropped, court records show. The NY daily News reports that according to Wint’s Facebook, he goes by Dillion and currently lives in New York City. He is listed as a self-employed graduate of Prince George’s Community College Class of 2002.
Text messages and voicemails from the Savopouloses to their confused and frightened household staff suggest something was amiss in the house many hours before the bodies were found. Their blue Porsche turned up in suburban Maryland. It too had been set on fire.
The Savopouloses lived in Woodley Park, where multimillion-dollar homes are protected by fences and elaborate security systems and local and federal law enforcement officers are a constant presence, in part because Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence is nearby.
On Tuesday, half of their block was cordoned off by police tape, and half a dozen police vehicles were parked near the $4.5 million house. Garbage bags blocked the burned-out second-story windows.
This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
In the absence of solid information from law enforcement, speculation has run rampant about who might have killed them and why. No one broke into the house, police have said, suggesting the family may have known the killer or killers.
Gutierrez said in an interview Wednesday that the Savopouloses were not hyper-vigilant about security and sometimes left house or garage doors open. The family had jewelry and an art collection inside the home, she said.
Gutierrez said she believes someone was in the house with the family before 3 p.m. May 13, when Figueroa normally would have left for the day.
There was a stark contrast, Gutierrez said, between Savvas Savopoulos’ mood when he left the martial arts studio and the flustered-sounding voicemail he left for her at 9:30 that night. While he had said earlier that his wife was going out that night, he said in the voicemail that she was sick in bed. He said Figueroa was staying overnight. He also said Figueroa’s cellphone was dead and the family didn’t have a charger for it.
“It doesn’t make any sense. How come you don’t have another phone — iPhones are all over,” Gutierrez said. “He was kind of building stories.”
On the day of the fire, Gutierrez received a text message from Amy that read, in part, “I am making sure you do not come today.”
Washington police secure the vicinity around the fire-damaged multimillion-dollar home in northwest Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, where four people were found dead May 14. Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier earlier identified two of the victims found dead as 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos and his 47-year-old wife, Amy Savopoulos. Police believe the other two victims are the couple's 10-year-old son and a housekeeper. Police say the deaths are being investigated as a homicide. .   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Washington police secure the vicinity around the fire-damaged multimillion-dollar home in northwest Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, where four people were found dead May 14. Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier earlier identified two of the victims found dead as 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos and his 47-year-old wife, Amy Savopoulos. Police believe the other two victims are the couple's 10-year-old son and a housekeeper. Police say the deaths are being investigated as a homicide. .  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Gutierrez called Amy immediately, but it went to voicemail. She texted Amy but didn’t get a response.
Also that morning, Figueroa’s husband, Bernardo Alfaro, went to the house and knocked on the door, but no one answered. While he was there, Alfaro told WJLA-TV that Savvas Savopoulos called his cellphone and told him that Amy had gone to the hospital and Figueroa had accompanied her.
“My feeling was that somebody was inside,” Alfaro said. He continued trying to call his wife and got no answer.
The Savopouloses’ blue Porsche was parked on the street outside the home at the time, Alfaro said. After the slayings, police found it in a parking lot in New Carrollton, Maryland, about 13 miles from the house. The car was found about 2 miles from the listed address for Wint.
Police have released grainy surveillance videos of a person they said they want to interview about the killings, but they haven’t identified the person or said where the footage was taken. It was not clear whether the person in the video was Wint.
The Savopouloses’ relatives have made few public statements and have not returned phone calls.
The couple has two surviving teenage daughters who attend boarding schools in other states. Gutierrez said she has seen the daughters since the killings and that they were too distraught to speak.
Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, a construction-materials supplier based in Hyattsville, Maryland, that has been involved in major projects in downtown Washington. Company representatives have declined to comment. Savopoulos moonlighted as a martial-arts instructor.
Gutierrez, who worked for the family for 20 years, said she feels guilty that she didn’t check on the Savopouloses.
“This is a nightmare for me. I can’t believe they are gone,” she said. “I loved this family very deeply and the little boy and my friend Vera.”