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Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

A female security guard working at a Jerusalem police station was arrested and sent to house arrest after allegedly contacting the anti-assimilation group Lehava several weeks ago. The guard is suspected of having passed on information to Lehava regarding a female police officer who reportedly is having a romantic relationship with an Arab man. After the officer lent the guard her cellular phone, the guard noticed messages indicating a relationship between the officer and an Arab man.

After taking screenshots of the messages, she forwarded the material to Lehava. A member of Lehava later contacted the police officer s brother, notifying him of the relationship. Once the officer discovered what had transpired, she filed a formal complaint against both the security guard and the Lehava activist who spoke with her brother.

Police quickly arrested the guard. The judge noted that Lehava is a legal organization and that it had committed no crime in contacting the police officer s family. The police s request to extend the guard s arrest were rejected, and she was released to house arrest.

The Lehava activist involved was brought in for questioning and released on his own recognizance. It remains unclear if a formal indictment will be brought against the security guard. Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain responded to the incident noting the organization s service to families desperate to prevent their children from assimilating and leaving the Jewish people.

We Lehava get a huge amount of calls from families asking for assistance, saying Help us, our daughter is going out with Arabs. We contact those girls and explain to them, respectfully, what they re likely to encounter in such a relationship. Most of the time, thank God, we are successful.

In this particular case we contacted the family, who were stunned by the news and tried unsuccessfully to extricate her from the relationship. Unfortunately, when we file complaints against Arabs who attack or harass Jewish girls, the police aren t quick to address it; but when a police officer is almost taken out of a relationship, all of the sudden they rush to interrogate whoever gave us the information and the Jew who tried to help this girl. We ll continue to help these Jewish girls.

This is not the first time police have arrested individuals for passing on information to Lehava. In February, Border Police officer Matan Amichai 1 1 was arrested for photographing the identification card of a Jewish girl traveling to Eilat with another Jewish girl and two Arab men from Silwan in Jerusalem. Amichai later forwarded the material on to Lehava.

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India on alert: High security in Delhi, other cities after terror threat …

New Delhi Updated: Mar 7, 2016, 14:50 New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2016 2:50 pm Delhi police officers stand guard outside a temple as Hindu devotees queue up to offer prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. (Source: AP Photo) A day after Gujarat was put on high alert following intelligence inputs provided by Pakistan s National Security Advisor on a possible 26/11-style fidayeen assault, security was tightened on Monday in multiple cities including Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Panaji in view of Mahashivratri festival. Security has been beefed up in crowded areas such as malls, bus stops, railway stations and patrolling doubled in light of the terror threat. On Sunday, police and National Security Guard personnel were mobilised on a massive scale in Gujarat in order to counter any possible terror attack on religious places during Mahashivratri.

Fears of an attack in Gujarat have been mounting over the last four months, sparked by the discovery of five abandoned fishing boats in Harami Nullah, a channel that snakes along the India-Pakistan border before emptying into the Vianbari Creek.

The fifth boat was discovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) just last month.

Terror alert in Gujarat: Raids in Kutch as security tightened across …

Ahmedabad : Gujarat was on Sunday on high alert following intelligence inputs that terrorists have sneaked into the state, with raids being conducted at Kutch and other places, security beefed up at vital installations and sensitive areas and NSG teams on standby. The leave of all police personnel, including officers, has been cancelled and the state government has increased security at all the main temples of the state for Maha Shivaratri festival tomorrow. A massive security operation has been launched and raids were conducted by a police team, led by South Kutch Superintendent of Police Makrand Chauhan, early this morning in Varnora village of Bhuj taluka in Kutch district bordering Pakistan, police sources said.

The Kutch police also raided Noorani Mahel hotel and in Bhuj, they said. The state government received a serious information from central government yesterday that terrorists have entered Gujarat. We held a meeting where it was discussed that all measures will be taken to ensure no untoward incident takes place, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Rajni Patel said.

With Maha Shivaratri festival tomorrow, the state government has also increased security at all the main temples. Especially during Maha Shivratri, lakhs of pilgrims visit temples in Junagadh, Somnath and other temples. So we have issued high alert for security of these temples too, Patel said.

Two National Security Guard (NSG) teams comprising nearly 200 personnel have been sent from Delhi to Gujarat to meet any eventuality, official sources said. Policemen were seen patrolling the highways since early morning. Security of all the Air Force and Army bases has also been ramped up.

The Centre has offered all help and NSG task-force has arrived here which is currently being briefed about the various (vital and sensitive) locations, he said. We have alerted coastal as well as border police near Kutch to take all necessary steps to beef-up security. In Kutch, we have asked the local police to remain in co-ordination with Border Security Force (BSF), he said.

Till now, we have not found any suspicious person. However, whatever information is received by us is serious and we are taking all necessary steps about it, Patel said. State Director General of Police P C Thakur, who issued orders late last night cancelling leave of all policemen, said they were prepared to deal with any situation.

We are on high alert and prepared to deal with any situation. We have started combing operations across various locations. We have also sensitised places that see high rate of footfall, Thakur said.

We are taking all precautions. Security across coastal areas and other vital installations has been increased. If required, NSG team will be deployed as per their protocol, he said.

On reports claiming that Pakistan alerted Indian authorities about the possible infiltration of terrorists in Gujarat, state Director General of Police (IB & CID) Pramod Kumar said the state Intelligence Bureau received information from the Central IB. We don t know anything about Pakistan s role in providing this information. We received this information from Central IB.

I don t know anything more than that, said Kumar. Tight vigil is being kept at railway stations and airports. Notably, a Pakistani fishing boat was seized on Friday by a BSF patrol party after its occupants fled upon seeing the border security personnel in the Koteshwar creek area off the Kutch coast along the Indo-Pakistan border.

BSF officials had said that nothing suspicious was found in the boat.

Post terror warning from Pak, two NSG teams rushed to Gujarat

ANI | Ahmedabad March 6, 2016 Last Updated at 10:10 IST http://mybs.in/2TCwgFs Copy tiny URL to save and share articles. Two National 1 1 Security Guard (NSG) squads have been rushed to Gujarat 2 2 following the input by Pakistan 3 3 National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that 10 terrorists had entered the state to carry out strikes. The Pakistan s NSA informed that these are fidayeen from the Lashkar-E-Taiba 4 4 and Jaish-e Muhammed cadres.

The NSG teams are on standby and a high-level alert has been sounded across the state. Important monuments and pilgrimage centres like Somnath temple, Dwarka Temple, Akashardham, power plants, defence, dams like Sardar Sarovar Dam and security establishments have also been put on alert. The warning from Pakistan comes after five abandoned Pakistani boats found in the past three months in Kutch.

An abandoned boat was found by a BSF patrolling team off Koteshwar coast in Kutch 5 5 on Friday. Two National Security Guard (NSG) squads have been rushed to Gujarat following the input by Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that 10 terrorists had entered the state to carry out strikes.The Pakistan s NSA informed that these are fidayeen from the Lashkar-E-Taiba and Jaish-e Muhammed cadres.The NSG teams are on standby and a high-level alert has been sounded across the state.Important monuments and pilgrimage centres like Somnath temple, Dwarka Temple, Akashardham, power plants, defence, dams like Sardar Sarovar Dam and security establishments have also been put on alert.The warning from Pakistan comes after five abandoned Pakistani boats found in the past three months in Kutch.An abandoned boat was found by a BSF patrolling team off Koteshwar coast in Kutch on Friday. Two National 6 6 Security Guard (NSG) squads have been rushed to Gujarat 7 7 following the input by Pakistan 8 8 National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that 10 terrorists had entered the state to carry out strikes.

The Pakistan s NSA informed that these are fidayeen from the Lashkar-E-Taiba 9 9 and Jaish-e Muhammed cadres. The NSG teams are on standby and a high-level alert has been sounded across the state. Important monuments and pilgrimage centres like Somnath temple, Dwarka Temple, Akashardham, power plants, defence, dams like Sardar Sarovar Dam and security establishments have also been put on alert.

The warning from Pakistan comes after five abandoned Pakistani boats found in the past three months in Kutch.

An abandoned boat was found by a BSF patrolling team off Koteshwar coast in Kutch 10 10 on Friday.

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New trial ordered in Oakland 'no-body murder conviction

Here s the Rap Sheet for March 1, 2016: MURDER CONVICTION TOSSED: The second-degree murder conviction of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend whose body was never found was reversed today by a state appeals court on the grounds that a judge wrongly barred him from showing that someone else could have killed her. Eric Mora, now 59, was sentenced in 2012 to a prison term of 15 years to life for the 2004 killing of Cynthia Alonzo, 48. Mora had rejected an offer from prosecutors for a voluntary manslaughter conviction in return for leading police to Alonzo s body.

His attorneys had maintained there was no evidence no body and no witnesses to convict him of murder. Alonzo went missing when she failed to show up at a Thanksgiving 1 1 dinner with her family in San Francisco in 2004. Her blood was found in his home on the 6200 block of Brookside Avenue in the Oakland hills, authorities said.

Mora also had a deep cut to his hand, prosecutors said. A search of his home uncovered drops of Alonzo s blood on his bedroom wall and evidence that he had tried to clean it up, authorities said. Mora had also unevenly sanded his bedroom and living room floors, investigators said.

After his arrest, Mora tried to pay a fellow inmate to give him a false alibi, but the inmate ultimately testified for the prosecution. In his appeal, Mora said Judge Vern Nakahara of Alameda County Superior Court improperly prevented him from introducing so-called third-party culpability evidence, or evidence pointing to someone else as the killer. The victim had filed police reports detailing that she had twice been threatened by individuals warning her that if her son testified in an upcoming murder trial, she could be harmed, the appeals court noted.

Exclusion of this evidence deprived defendant of the opportunity to demonstrate to the jury that, around the time of Alonzo s disappearance, other individuals with wholly distinct motives (to wit, preventing her son from testifying in an unrelated murder case) were threatening to harm her, Associate Justice Martin Jenkins wrote in a 42-page ruling 2 2 . The excluded evidence tended to prove that Alonzo may have been killed by one of these individuals or their associates, or that she disappeared on her own volition out of fear of these individuals. The appeals court kicked the case back to Superior Court and ordered a new trial for Mora.

The case evoked comparisons to that of Hans Reiser 3 3 , the computer programmer who led police to his wife s body after he was convicted of murdering her in his Oakland hills home in 2006. A jury found Reiser guilty of first-degree murder, but he was sentenced to 15 years to life for second-degree murder as part of the deal to recover the body. FED GUARD ATTACK: A man has been charged with punching a U.S.

Marshals Service security officer at the San Francisco Federal Building while trying to talk to the FBI about his terrorism concerns and Hitler, authorities said today. Stephen Peeler, 26, allegedly punched the security officer, identified in court documents only as E.C. at the federal building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue about 11:15 a.m.

Monday. Stephen Peeler entered the south main entry door and, without provocation, punched E.C. on the left side of the jaw with his right hand (closed fist), Maria Juarbe, a special agent with the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security wrote in an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. E.C.

was momentarily dazed by the attack but arrested Peeler with the help of nearby officers, authorities said. Peeler told investigators that he had been denied entry to the federal courthouse inside the building by another security officer because he didn t have valid identification, Juarbe wrote. Peeler then went outside and decided that he needed to get into the federal court facility to speak with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his terrorism concerns and Hitler, Juarbe wrote.

Peeler said he didn t want to assault a female or elderly guard and chose E.C. because he appeared as if he could take a hit, the affidavit says. It made sense to him to strike E.C.

Peeler was sorry. Peeler has been charged with assault on a federal officer. He is being held without bail at a downtown Oakland jail.

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Forces nab Palestinian suspect in settlement mall attack

Israeli security forces overnight Saturday arrested a Palestinian man suspect of attacking and seriously wounding an Israeli security guard with an ax in the West Bank settlement of Ma ale Adumim on Thursday. The Shin Bet said that in a joint operation with the IDF and Israel Police, it apprehended Saadi Ali Abu Ahmad, born in 1995, of al-Eizariya, adjacent to Ma ale Adumim. Abu Ahmad confessed to carrying out the brutal attack, which left the guard in critical condition, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The guard, who was unarmed, was attacked at the town s mall late Thursday night. He was struck multiple times in the head and upper body with an ax. The attacker fled the scene.

The victim remained in very serious condition Saturday night. A spokesperson for Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem said that the 48-year-old man was sedated and in intensive care after undergoing surgery, Israel Radio reported. They crushed his head with ax blows, the victim s brother told Army Radio on Sunday morning.

He is still in serious condition, anesthetized and hooked up to a respirator. Tomorrow they ll try to wake him up. Walla news reported that the attack occurred inside the mall s offices, and police were investigating how the assailant had managed to reach the site unimpeded.

Police closed off the settlement following the attack, and said Palestinian laborers would not be allowed to enter until Sunday. But, according to Channel 10 on Saturday, that ban was later extended until Thursday, with the exception of essential staff. This is a grave incident, said Judea and Samaria District police chief Shlomi Michael.

We will do everything to get our hands on the perpetrator.

Security guard remains in serious condition after terror attack

A security guard remained in very serious condition Saturday, almost two days after a brutal terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Ma ale Adumim left him in a critical state. A spokesperson for Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem said that the 48-year-old man was sedated and in intensive care after undergoing surgery, Israel Radio reported. The guard, who was unarmed, was attacked inside the town s mall late Thursday night.

He was struck multiple times in the head and upper body with an ax. The attacker fled the scene. A manhunt to find the assailant was still ongoing.

The victim was taken to Hadassah unconscious and in critical condition, and was attached to artificial respiration. Walla news reported that the attack occurred inside the mall s offices, and police were investigating how the armed assailant had managed to reach the site unimpeded. Police closed off the town following the attack, and said Palestinian laborers would not be allowed to enter until Sunday.

But, according to Channel 10 on Saturday, that ban was later extended until Thursday, with the exception of essential staff.

This is a grave incident, said Judea and Samaria District police chief Shlomi Michael.

We will do everything to get our hands on the perpetrator.

Raymond “Ray” Asahel Burgess – Wicked Local | News4Security

Raymond Ray Asahel Burgess, 81, of North Attleborough, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Feb.

17, 2016 at Golden Living Center of Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Muriel A. (Sherry) Burgess, to whom he was wed on Jan.

15, 1955. Born on April 12, 1934 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Asahel Henry Burgess and the late Mildred I. (Geraghty) Burgess.

Ray was a resident of North Attleborough for the past 54 years, where he and his wife raised their family. He worked as a security guard at Engelhard Industries in Plainville and at Vennerbeck Stern-Leach in Lincoln, Rhode Island, before retiring in 1999. Ray s life was filled with many interests.

He enjoyed flying kites, CB radios, puttering around his house, walks with his dog Benji, inflatable Christmas displays, working on cars when he was a younger man, and travel, especially to Nashville, Las Vegas and to Hawaii, where he and Muriel celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. More than anything else, though, Ray loved time spent with the family he held so dear. In addition to his wife, Muriel, he is survived by six beloved children: Nancy G. (Burgess) Matteson and her husband, Ronald M.

Matteson, of Franklin; Thomas M. Burgess and his wife, Rosalie-Mary Burgess, of Attleboro; Richard R. Burgess and his wife, Patricia A.

Burgess, of Attleboro Falls; Stephen J. Burgess and his companion, Ivanna D Intino, of Attleboro; Kathleen M. (Burgess) Wegiel and her husband, John F. Wegiel, of Plainville; and David J.

Burgess and his wife, Joan Burgess, of North Attleborough. He leaves 12 treasured grandchildren; seven cherished great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Scott Burgess. Ray was the brother of the late Henry Bernard Burgess.

Relatives and friends attended a visitation on Wednesday, Feb.

24, 2016 in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleborough. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb.

25, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleborough.

Burial will follow in St. Mary s Cemetery, Towne Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ray s memory to Alzheimer s Association, P.O.

Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or at alz.org 1 1 . Ray s family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Golden Living Center of Attleboro for all they did for Ray and for them. For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy: dyer-lakefuneralhome.com 2 2 .

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