Extreme Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 7. June 2013 10:32

Man accused of putting baby in freezer held on $1M bail

Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday for a 25-year-old Washington man accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in a 10-degree freezer for about an hour to stop her crying.T he child's core temperature fell to 84 degrees in the freezer, prosecutors said. She also had a broken arm and leg and a head injury, medical staff determined.

Tyler James Deutsch pleaded not guilty to charges of child assault, criminal mistreatment and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. He was represented by a public defender. According to court papers, Deutsch gave Pierce County sheriff's officers several accounts but finally said he put the child in the freezer Saturday afternoon "because he was tired and she was crying."

Deutsch said he fell asleep, awoke as the baby's 22-year-old mother returned to their trailer in Roy, Wash., and was removing the baby from the freezer as the mother came in, according to the prosecutor's account. The baby was clothed when the mother left, charging papers said, but wore only a diaper when she was removed from the freezer.

The man is accused of taking a phone away when the mother tried to call for help. She took the child and got neighbors to call 911, authorities said.

Foley set a tentative trial date of July 15. If the man makes bail, he'll be barred from any contact with the baby or her mother.



Doctrine Violation Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 29. May 2013 12:31

Teacher fired by Catholic school after artificial insemination

A teacher fired after becoming pregnant through artificial insemination was expected to tell jurors her version of events as the trial in her lawsuit against a Roman Catholic archdiocese and two of its schools entered its second day.

Christa Dias has sued the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the schools over her 2010 dismissal, contending they fired her simply because she was pregnant and unmarried. Her attorney, Robert Klingler, told a federal jury in opening statements Tuesday that the firing violated federal law prohibiting pregnancy discrimination. The trial was set to continue on Wednesday.

The archdiocese's attorney, Steve Goodin, told jurors "there was no discrimination," saying Dias was fired for violating a contract that he says required her to abide by Catholic doctrine. The archdiocese has said that artificial insemination violates that doctrine and is immoral.



Skydiving - A Permanent Decision

by Hal Mooz 27. May 2013 07:16

Skydiver dies in California backyard after getting tangled up in chute

In a nightmare come true for anyone who's jumped out of an airplane, a 62-year-old man has died after a terrible skydiving mishap. Ken Oka was part of a multiple skydiver maneuver being attempted in the sky over Riverside County, Calif., when he reportedly became entangled in his parachute. He was unable to free himself and plummeted to earth right into the backyard of a home in Lake Elsinore. Oka was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police and the Federal Aviation Association are looking into the incident.



Faith Based Political Decision

by Hal Mooz 15. May 2013 07:18

Anna Pierre, North Miami Mayoral Candidate Who Claims She Was Endorsed by Jesus Christ, Comes in Last

A North Miami mayoral candidate who said she secured an endorsement from on high finished far back in Tuesday's election. Anna Pierre, a registered nurse who claimed she was being endorsed by Jesus Christ, finished last among the seven candidates with 56 votes, or just 0.83 percent.

"Yes, Jesus endorsed me!" Pierre said during a stop at the Gwen Margolis Community Center Tuesday morning as the polls opened. "I'm not nuts, if I'm a freak and nuts for Jesus, let it be! Let the world know that Jesus is it and when you have Jesus on your side you can go on." The Jesus claim was made on a campaign flyer posted to Pierre's Facebook page that reads "Anna Pierre, RN, is endorsed by Jesus Christ" and features a photo of the savior.



Perk Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 14. May 2013 07:14

New Jersey Woman Admits to Phony Cancer Scheme

A southern New Jersey woman who scammed relatives and others out of cash, meals and even a wedding by falsely claiming she had bladder cancer will likely escape a jail sentence. A plea bargain calls for Stilley to receive four years probation when she's sentenced July 26. She also will have to pay restitution ranging from $15,000 to $20,000 and perform at least 100 hours of community service.

Prosecutors say that in February 2011, Stilley told those close to her and posted on Facebook that she had been diagnosed with cancer. In April, she said her condition had worsened, and supporters soon raised more than $10,000 after she said she didn't have medical insurance.



Faith Based Judgment Fails

by Hal Mooz 7. May 2013 15:14

'Montel' psychic once told Amanda Berry's mom she was dead

After 19 months of no answers about her missing daughter's whereabouts, Amanda Berry’s mother, Louwana Miller, turned to a psychic. Sylvia Browne, resident clairvoyant for "The Montel Williams Show," told her bluntly in 2004, "She's not alive, honey. Your daughter's not the kind who wouldn't call." "I lost it," Miller (now deceased) said at the time, claiming she believed "98 percent" in Browne, who was obviously wrong: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all found alive nine years later. Browne also erroneously envisioned Amanda's jacket in a dumpster with "DNA on it." This is why you don't see more headlines like "Psychic wins lottery," and why you shouldn't consult psychics from cheesy talk shows about anything that matters.



Racisim - Addiction Driven Judgment?

by Hal Mooz 6. May 2013 10:27

'Hitler child' goes on trial in Germany for 10 racist murders

The surviving member of a neo-Nazi cell went on trial on Monday for a series of racist murders that scandalized Germany and exposed authorities' inability or reluctance to recognize right-wing hate crime. Beate Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007, as well as two bombings in immigrant areas of Cologne and 15 bank robberies.

"With its historical, social and political dimensions, the NSU trial is one of the most significant of post-war German history," lawyers for the family of the first victim, flower seller Enver Simsek, said in a statement.

Few expect Zschaepe to explain herself at the trial. The Norwegian anti-immigrant mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, wrote to Zschaepe last year addressing her as "Dear Sister" and urging her to use the trial to spread far-right ideology.



Another Perk Pressure Based Error In Judgment

by Hal Mooz 3. May 2013 12:23

Man robs credit union to pay for Disney cruise

A man is in jail after he robbed a Florida credit union so he could pay for a Disney cruise trip, according to Florida Today. After driving from Charlotte, N.C., to Satellite Beach, Fla., for the cruise with his girlfriend and her two children, Cedrick Royce Swinson realized he could not come up with the final balance owed for the tickets and felt pressured to take them on the trip, said the report

The robbery happened at a Navy Federal Credit Union branch in a shopping plaza, according to the newspaper.



Extreme Perk Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 27. April 2013 07:37

Men try to cash in on $3M insurance scams by lopping off their hands

One can track how grim the economic crisis is in Europe by how desperate people are to cash in. Two cases of men in Spain amputating their own hands for insurance payoffs have been uncovered by investigators, who note a 50-percent jump in fraud over the last five years. In one instance, the claimant sliced off his hand with an electric saw, then said he'd lost it in a car accident and filed 11 claims worth more than $3 million. Jose Luis Nieto of the investigating company noted the cut was simply too clean and suggested a friend might have taken care of the gory details. "A surgeon would never have done it," he said.



More Extreme Faith Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 26. April 2013 06:57

Baby girl sacrificed on bonfire after sect leader says tot is the Antichrist, Chile cops say

Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect believed that the end of the world was near and that the child was the Antichrist. The 3-day-old baby was taken to a hill in the town of Colliguay near the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Nov. 21 and was thrown into a bonfire. The baby's mother, 25-year-old Natalia Guerra, had allegedly approved the sacrifice and was among those arrested.

"The baby was naked. They strapped tape around her mouth to keep her from screaming. Then they placed her on a board. After calling on the spirits they threw her on the bonfire alive," said Miguel Ampuero, of the Police investigative Unit, Chile's equivalent of the FBI.

Authorities said the 12-member sect was formed in 2005 and was led by Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, 36, who remains at large. "Everyone in this sect was a professional," Ampuero said. "We have someone who was a veterinarian and who worked as a flight attendant, we have a filmmaker, a draftsman. Everyone has a university degree."





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