Thursday, April 05, 2012

Evil Arrives in Greece in form of "Austerity" : Elderly Greek Kills Himself in Main Athens Square; Greece Follows Japan, U.S. in Throwing Elderly in Trash : Videos

Disgusting... Filthy, Satanic:  EU, Merkel, Sarkozy responsible for demise of sovereign Greece:  America soon to experience same, elderly now seen as burden, expendable; "Austerity?"  Paying for wealth STOLEN by EU and Greek government?  BULLSHIT!  REVOLT!

Associated Press
By Nicholas Paphitis
04/05/2012

ATHENS, Greece (AP) —

A Greek retiree shot himself dead in the busiest public square in Athens during morning rush hour Wednesday, leaving a note police said linked his suicide with the country's acute financial woes.


Despicable:  Where was this man's family?  The government?
Hours later, more than 1,500 anti-austerity protesters gathered in the square, responding to social media calls for peaceful demonstrations accusing Greek politicians of driving people to despair with harsh cutbacks implemented to secure vital international bailouts.

Limited scuffles broke out between the protesters and riot police, who used a small amount of pepper spray to repel youths throwing bottles of water at them.

The 77-year-old retired pharmacist drew a handgun and shot himself in the head near a subway exit on central Syntagma Square which was crowded with commuters, police said. The square, opposite Greece's Parliament, is a focal point for public protests.

The incident jolted public opinion and quickly entered political debate, with the prime minister and the heads of both parties backing Greece's governing coalition expressing sorrow.

"A pharmacist ought to be able to live comfortably on his pension," said Vassilis Papadopoulos, a spokesman for the "I won't pay" group. "So for him to reach the point of suicide out of economic hardship means a lot. It shows how the social fabric is unraveling."


Morally, ethically bankrupt, sickening:  Greeks now leave their elderly to own devices; Greece now joins Japan, U.S. as removals from civilization, only animals abandon their own elderly - and for money, nonetheless

Greece has relied on international rescue loans since May 2010. To secure them, Athens implemented harsh austerity measures, slashing pensions and salaries while repeatedly raising taxes. But the belt-tightening worsened the recession and led to thousands of job losses that left one in five Greeks unemployed.

"As a Greek, I am truly shocked," Dimitris Giannopoulos, an Athens doctor, said before the protest. "I am shocked because I see that (the government is) destroying my dignity ... and the only thing they care about are bank accounts."

 
Next up:  Grandmother and Grandfather suicide bombers:  This poor man would not submit to the indignity of digging through the trash for food, as explained in his suicide note

Police said a handwritten note was found on the retired pharmacist's body in which he attributed his decision to the debt crisis.

According to a text of the note published by local media, the man said the government had made it impossible for him to survive on the pension he had paid into for 35 years. "I find no other solution than a dignified end before I start searching through the trash for food," read the note. Police did not confirm whether it was genuine.

Greece has seen an increase in suicides over the past two years of economic hardship, during which the country repeatedly teetered on the brink of bankruptcy.

Police did not release the pharmacist's name and offered few other details.

By Wednesday evening, dozens of written messages had been pinned to the tree under which the man shot himself, some reading: "It was a murder, not a suicide," and "Austerity kills."

Hundreds of protesters made their way across the street from the square to outside Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, chanting: "This was not a suicide, it was a state-perpetrated murder" and "Blood flows and seeks revenge."

Dozens of riot police stood guard.

Papadopoulos, the protest organizer, said the suicide shows Greeks can take no more austerity.

"This suicide is political in nature and heavy in symbolism. It's not like a suicide at home," Papadopoulos said in a telephone interview. "There was a political suicide note, and it happened in front of a clearly political site, Parliament, where the austerity measures are approved."

Prime Minister Loucas Papademos issued a statement as protesters gathered at the site of the suicide.

"It is tragic for one of our fellow citizens to end his life," he said. "In these difficult hours for our society we must all — the state and the citizens — support the people among us who are desperate."

Government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis described the incident as "a human tragedy," but said it should not become part of the political debate.

"I don't know the exact circumstances that led that man to his act," Kapsis said. "I believe we must all remain calm and show respect for the true events, which we do not yet fully know."

Evangelos Venizelos, leader of the Socialist party, said the suicide "is so overwhelming that it renders any political comment unbecoming and cheap."

"Let us reflect on the condition of the country and of our society in terms of solidarity and cohesion," said Venizelos, who served as finance minister for eight months before resigning to lead the Socialists.

Conservative party head Antonis Samaras said the tragedy highlighted the urgency of getting Greece out of the crisis.

"Unfortunately, this is not the first (suicide)," he said. "They have reached record levels."

Associated Press Television News' Efty Katsareas contributed.












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5 Murdering Ex-Cops Sentenced in Katrina Killings Case : Videos

It's about damned time

Associated Press
By Cain Burdeau and Michael Kunzelman
04/05/2012

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 

Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, with the judge lashing out at prosecutors for two hours on their handling of the case.


Murderers posing as cops, military went on killing rampage
Police shot six people at the Danzinger Bridge on Sept. 4, 2005, killing two, less than a week after Katrina made landfall. To make the shootings appear justified, officers conspired to plant a gun, fabricate witnesses and falsify reports. The case became the centerpiece of the Justice Department's push to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department.

Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon were convicted of federal firearms charges that carried mandatory minimum prison sentences of at least 35 years. Retired Sgt. Arthur "Archie" Kaufman, who was assigned to investigate the shootings, was convicted of helping orchestrate the cover-up.

Faulcon, who was convicted on charges in both fatal shootings, faces the stiffest sentence of 65 years. Bowen and Gisevius each face 40 years, while Villavaso was sentenced to 38. Kaufman received the lightest sentence at six years.


Convicted New Orleans killer pigs

Afterward, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt accused prosecutors of cutting overly lenient plea deals with five other officers who cooperated with the civil rights investigation. The former officers pleaded guilty to helping cover up the shooting and are already serving prison terms ranging from three to eight years.

"These through-the-looking-glass plea deals that tied the hands of this court ... are an affront to the court and a disservice to the community," Engelhardt said.


The judge also questioned the credibility of the officers who pleaded guilty and testified against those who went to trial.

"Citing witnesses for perjury at this trial would be like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500," Engelhardt said.In particular, the judge criticized prosecutors for seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Kaufman, yet Michael Lohman, who was the highest-ranking officer at the scene of the shooting, received four years under his deal for pleading guilty to participating in the cover-up.

Engelhardt also questioned about how a former detective, Jeffrey Lehrmann, received a lighter sentence of three years when his role in the conspiracy was similar to Kaufman's, who got six.

"These sentences are, in the court's opinion, blind," Engelhardt said.


There was a massive cover-up on conditions, deaths in New Orleans
One of Kaufman's attorneys, Steve London, said his client was pleased the judge sentenced him to a few years less than the guidelines, which had called for about eight to 10.

"This judge recognized that the government put liars on the stand to testify and convict other people," London said.

Engelhardt heard several hours of arguments and testimony earlier Wednesday from prosecutors, defense attorneys, relatives of shooting victims and the officers. Ronald Madison and 17-year-old James Brissette died in the shootings.

"This has been a long and painful six-and-a-half years," said Lance Madison, whose 40-year-old, mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was killed at the bridge. "The people of New Orleans and my family are ready for justice."

Madison individually addressed each defendant, including Faulcon, who shot his brother: "When I look at you, my pain becomes unbearable. You took the life of an angel and basically ripped my heart out."


Not only did New Orleans citizens have to deal with Katrina, they also had to deal with marauding killer pigs on drugs playing shoot-'em-up with innocent flood victims - this is after most of coward NOPD deserted their posts and ran

Madison also said he was horrified by Kaufman's actions in the cover-up: "You tried to frame me, a man you knew was innocent, and send me to prison for the rest of my life."

Lance Madison was arrested on attempted murder charges after police falsely accused him of shooting at the officers on the bridge. He was jailed for three weeks before a judge freed him.


Bush, FEMA left NOLA citizens to die
The Rev. Robert Faulcon Sr. told the judge his son "didn't go looking for trouble."

"He was on duty and he was called to do a job, and that's what he did to the best of his ability," the elder Faulcon said.




None of the officers addressed the court before they were sentenced.

A total of 20 current or former New Orleans police officers have been charged in a series of Justice Department probes, most of which center on actions during the aftermath of Katrina. Eleven of those officers were charged in the Danziger Bridge case, which stunned a city with a long history of police corruption.

Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, leading to the collapse of levees and flooding an estimated 80 percent of the city. New Orleans was plunged into chaos as residents who hadn't evacuated were driven from their homes to whatever high places they could find.

Officers who worked in the city at the time but were not charged in the bridge case on Wednesday told Engelhardt of the lawlessness that followed the flood, and that they feared for their lives.


Actual numbers of dead, murdered by NOLA pigs remains unknown
On the morning of Sept. 4, one group of residents was crossing the Danziger Bridge in the city's Gentilly area in search of supplies when police arrived.

The officers had received calls that shots were being fired. Gunfire reports were common after Katrina.

Faulcon was convicted of fatally shooting Madison, but the jury decided the killing didn't amount to murder. He, Gisevius, Bowen and Villavaso were convicted in Brissette's killing, but jurors didn't hold any of them individually responsible for causing his death.

All five officers were convicted of participating in a cover-up.

Wednesday's sentencing isn't the final chapter in the case. The convicted officers are expected to appeal, and Gerard Dugue, a retired sergeant, is scheduled to be retried in May on charges stemming from his alleged role in the cover-up.

Bowen, Gisevius and Villavaso have been fired. Faulcon quit the force shortly after the storm. Kaufman retired before last year's trial.











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UPDATED : BREAKING : Saudi Protesters Rally in East Against Ruling Apostate Al Saud Family : Videos

Beginning of the end for Saudi "royals" was invasion of Bahrain by Saudi mercs

Jafria News
04/05/2012

JNN 24 Mar 2012 Riyadh : Saudi protesters have staged a fresh anti-government demonstration in the eastern city of Qatif despite a violent crackdown on protests in the oil-rich region.

The demonstrators demanded freedom and urged the ruling Al Saud family to end the economic and religious discrimination against the eastern area.


They also condemned suppression of protests, calling on Riyadh to stop attacking anti-government rallies. Saudi protesters also vowed to continue taking to the streets until their demands are met.

Saudi Arabia’s east has been the scene of mass anti-government protests since last year with demonstrators demanding justice and release of political prisoners. Protest rallies are mostly held in Qatif and Awamiyah but despite a violent crackdown on demonstrations, the protests are now spreading across the country.


Saudi Shia protesters hold anti-government rally in Qatif
Protesters also want an end to economic and religious discrimination against the oil-rich region. Several demonstrators have been killed and dozens of activists have been arrested since the beginning of protests in the region.

On February 23, protest rallies were held across the province to demand the prosecution of those who opened fire on demonstrators one week earlier. Saudi security forces broke up the rallies using force and arrested several demonstrators.

Riyadh has intensified its crackdown on protesters since the beginning of 2012.

Saudi demonstrators have taken to the streets to condemn the violent crackdown on anti-regime rallies and the shooting of a human rights activist in the oil-rich Eastern Province.
A large number of people staged demonstrations in the villages of Qadih and Bihari on Friday to express solidarity with anti-government protesters killed by al-Saud forces.


JNN 15 Dec 2011 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al Saud has reportedly ordered police chiefs through an official letter not to show any mercy to anti-government protesters.

They also chanted slogans against the ruling Al-Saud family and called for its downfall.

The protest rallies come a day after Saudi regime forces shot human rights activist Mohammed Saleh al-Zenadi near his home in the village of Awamiyah, located 389 kilometers (241 miles) northeast of the capital, Riyadh.


Saudi "royals" have stolen oil royalties from the Saudi People for decades, ignoring education, infrastructure and creating an entire class of pauperized slaves while they pay MILLIONS for prostitutes

According to activists, the injuries Zenadi sustained on Thursday from the live rounds fired by the Saudi forces put him in a critical condition. He was rushed to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment.


Regime forces have reportedly besieged all hospitals in Awamiyah as they are searching for Zenadi to have him arrested for taking part in anti-government demonstrations. Another 22 activists are also wanted by authorities.

Saudi Arabia’s east has been the scene of anti-government protests since February 2011, with demonstrators demanding human rights reform, freedom of expression and the release of political prisoners.

Several demonstrators have been killed and dozens of activists have been arrested since the beginning of the protests in the region.

Riyadh has intensified its crackdown on anti-government protesters since the beginning of 2012.


The US-based Human Rights Watch called on Saudi authorities last October to stop the ”arbitrary arrests of peaceful protesters, relatives of wanted persons, and human rights activists” in Eastern Province.

According to the Saudi-based Human Rights First Society (HRFS), the detainees, held in Saudi custody, suffer both physical and mental torture.

The arrests in Saudi Arabia have been carried out despite the fact that the authoritarian kingdom is a party to the Arab Charter on Human Rights, Article 14 of which prohibits arbitrary detention.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have accused the Al Saud regime of silencing dissent through intimidation and the violation of the basic rights of citizens.

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