**He has a past**
UW student identified as suspect in sexual assault at Kohl Center
Police arrested a University of Wisconsin student in connection with the sexual assault of a woman at the Kohl Center Saturday.
The sexual assault occurred around 9:30 p.m. at a basketball game, UW Police Department spokesperson Marc Lovicott said. Erik Lockner-Kotek, a 22 year-old UW student, was intoxicated and yelling derogatory obscenities at the opposing team and fans at a basketball game, Lovicott said.
Lovicott said a security guard witnessed Lockner-Kotek slap a female on the backside. Lockner-Kotek was charged with fourth degree sexual assault, battery and disorderly conduct, he said.
The video begins with Hosinski following the student, who is barely as tall as the teachers chest. Hosinski breaks into a jog to catch up with the student and reaches him after rounding a corner.
Once Hosinski catches up to the student, he grabs the student by his backpack and roughly pushes him into the wall.
The next sequence of events comes fast, as Hosinski points his finger in the face of the student before quickly delivering an open-handed strike to the childs face, causing his head to rock back into the wall and knocking his hoodie down.
After hitting the student, Hosinskiy grabs him again and begins to walk him down the hallway, but something isnt right.
In the video, the student can be seen pressing his hand to his head and stumbling forward, after only a few steps, the child collapses out of Hosinskis grip and onto the ground.
Hosinski told the class Hillary and Obama are criminals, President Donald Trump is great, and Democrats are liars. He told them abortion should be illegal, the statement complaint alleged. My student says he told the class Bill Clintons friend takes little girls to a sex island and anyone who finds out is killed. Korea has nukes, something about Muslims taking over, and something about gay people getting married.
An Indiana 'Teacher of the Year' was caught on camera hitting a student. Now he's allowed to retire early.
ELKHART, Ind. An Indiana school board voted unanimously this week to grant an early retirement to Jimtown High School teacher Mike Hosinski, who was captured on video striking a student on the head during morning classes last week.
Hosinski will be allowed to retire, effective last Friday, and collect his pension. The decision was applauded by dozens of parents who defended the longtime social studies teacher during a school board meeting at Jimtown High in Elkhart.
Parents who spoke at the meeting said Hosinski's actions came as a shock but were indicative of a larger problem, pointing to what they claimed was a lack of support for teachers who face repeated disciplinary problems among students.
Before the meeting started, a man who identified himself as the student's father entered the room fuming and shouting expletives at administrators. He was eventually escorted from the room.
"A grown, 280-pound man smacked my son in the face!" the parent screamed after Baugo Superintendent Byron Sanders approached him.
The man later told a South Bend Tribune reporter that his attorney would have more to say about the incident.
Earlier that day, students staged a walkout at the school in support of the teacher many described as 'laid back.'
Not one parent publicly spoke out against Hosinski, WNDU reported.
'I still back Mike Hosinski,' a parent said hours after the video was released.
Hosinski had been a teacher for 40 years and named Teacher of the Year at Jimtown in 2020, according to WNDU.
GLENDALE, CA A person punched a woman walking past in a parking structure at the Glendale Fashion Center Wednesday morning in an unprovoked attack that was caught on camera. Now, police hope someone will recognize her assailant
In the video, the woman can be seen walking about 25 feet away from the suspect when the person suddenly heads right for her. The two didn't appear to interact in any way before the suspect suddenly reaches out and punches her.
"The suspect was standing next to several bags and appeared to be smoking narcotics when the victim walked by," police said in a statement. "The suspect quickly walked up to the victim and struck her in the side of the head with (his or her) right hand."
In the video, the woman calmly walks away, and the suspect returned to their perch as though nothing happened.
Police released security images of the suspect, whose gender is not known. The suspect is about 5-feet- 4 inches to 5-feet-7 inches tall, with a medium build.
California liquor store owner sentenced to 9 years for India based"your SSN connected to crime" scam
*** i get these scam calls***
Man gets 9 years for collecting fraud proceeds from elderly victims
Anuj Mike Patel, 32, of Lake Elsinore, picked up money mailed by victims who were told that their Social Security numbers were linked to crimes, and that warrants had been issued for their arrests. Victims were told that, to clear the warrants, they should withdraw their savings and send cash by mail to what turned out to be co-conspirators in the scheme.
Patel who was ordered to pay $490,500 in restitution pleaded guilty in March 2021 to one federal count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
From April 2019 to March 2020, members of the conspiracy, some of whom are believed to be in India, telephoned victims and pretended to be government employees or law enforcement officers.
Using false pretenses including phony badge numbers and spoofed government telephone numbers the schemes members convinced victims that their identities or assets were in trouble.
Those who were targeted were ordered to send parcels with cash to addresses in Riverside, Los Angeles and San Diego counties through shipping companies that allowed recipients to pick up their mail so long as they had identification matching the addressee.
Bagman for India-based telemarketing scam gets 9 years in prison
Elderly victims were scared into believing they faced arrest because their Social Security numbers had been linked to a crime.
Once the impostors had convinced the victims, they directed them to send as much as much as $100,000 in cash in FedEx and other parcels to Southern California pickup locations such as Walgreens stores. Patel recruited and paid local couriers a few hundred dollars to pick up the parcels using fake IDs. He managed the proceeds of the fraud on behalf of his co-conspirators in India while keeping a percentage for himself.
The scheme came apart when Homeland Security agents picked up some of Patel's couriers who had collected a suspicious package at a Walgreens. From there, investigators tracked the deliveries to Patel's liquor store in Lake Elsinore, where they found opened parcels sent by the fraud victims in the trash.
After his arrest, Patel told investigators that he was responsible for laundering the money, saying he changed the money "from black to white."
According to his attorney Diane Bass, Patel didn't know his co-conspirators in India targeted seniors and that he only received 2% of the stolen money. She also minimized Patel's role in the scam, arguing that his liquor store was just a convenient meeting place and that some unidentified individuals picked up the stolen money from there.
Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers censured by Senate after calling for public hangings, attacking Ukraine's president
Thirteen Democrats and 11 Republicans voted for the censure language read on the Senate floor. It was the first time in three decades senators publicly censured one of their own members, and the move was applauded by Gov. Doug Ducey who just days ago was criticized for his support of Rogers.
Rogers engaged in conduct unbecoming of a senator, including publicly issuing and promoting social media and video messages encouraging violence against and punishment of American citizens and making threatening statements declaring 'political destruction' of those who disagree with her views. The senator from District 6 has damaged the reputation of the Arizona state Senate by her actions," Sen. Rick Gray said, reading the censure motion.
Rogers, R-Flagstaff, was the first to speak about her censure, citing a "corrupted process" and painting the issue as one of First Amendment free speech rights. She slammed her peers for "colluding with the Democrats to attempt to destroy my reputation."
"I do not apologize. I will not back down," she said. "In the end, I rejoice in knowing I do and say what is right, and I speak as a free American."
AJet Blue pilot was removed from a plane's cockpit in Buffalo on Wednesday morning after a TSA officer told authorities that he appeared "impaired" while passing through security, authorities said.
The pilot, James Clifton, 52, was taken into custody after registering a blood-alcohol level of .17, a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokeswoman said.
Clifton told authorities he'd had seven to eight drinks before getting on the Fort Lauderdale-bound aircraft, the spokeswoman, Helen Tederous, said.
Clifton submitted to the test after telling police he needed to get his gun from the plane's cockpit, Tederous said.
And what about us?
I hear every day that theyre tired they feel that there is so much attention and help being given to the immigrants, Ms. Flores said. The attentions on all these illegal immigrants, and not on them.
Grievance politics, it turns out, translates.
Our parents came in a certain way they came in and worked, they became citizens and didnt ask for anything, said Ramiro Gonzalez Jr., a 48-year-old rancher from Raymondville, on the northern edge of the Rio Grande Valley. We were raised hard-core Democrats, but today Democrats want to give everything away.
The people coming now seem to be less willing to work and are more dangerous compared to how it used to be, Mr. Cabrera said. Im not saying all of them, but trust me, theres a lot of people who are crossing this border and they dont care about this country. They want to just commit crime. They want to just come make money the wrong way. They dont want the American dream.
Im OK with people coming in saying Im going to do something productive, Mr. Cadriel said. But that wasnt what was happening. Youd have these people claiming they needed food stamps for their children, but their children were babies, so who do you think was benefiting from it? They were just trying to take advantage.
The Cadriels equate walking away from the Democratic Party with getting an education, not from college courses or books, but from conservative media and scripture. A retired educator and churchgoing Catholic, Ms. Cadriel, 57, slowly began to feel that her familys traditional values were under attack. She stopped watching Good Morning America and The View in favor of Fox News.
Joe and Diana Cadriel of Weslaco, Texas, voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Donald Trump in 2020.Credit...Jason Garza for The New York Times
A veteran NYPD sergeant got a slap on the wrist Wednesday after pleading guilty to slugging two handcuffed suspects with a Manhattan judge saying the hothead cop just snapped.
Sgt. Phillip Wong, a 16-year member of the department, was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court to two years of probation, 70 hours of community service and anger management or counseling after pleading guilty to assault and attempted assault.
Wong, 37, had faced jail time after admitting to punching a suspect in a holding cell and attacking a man who yelled anti-Asian slurs at him during an arrest.
Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorneys Office had requested a 60-day sentence, pointing out the cop knew he was being investigated by the NYPDs Internal Affairs Bureau for the first attack when he pounced on a second suspect six months later.
But Acting Supreme Court Justice Curtis Farber disagreed, sympathizing with Wong over the pressures of the uniform and citing the officers unblemished police record.
The New York Police Department was questioning a suspect Wednesday in connection with a two-hour spree of attacks on women of Asian descent in Manhattan over the weekend, in another example of a grim wave of violence against Asian Americans.
There was no indication the assailant, whom the police described as a man with a light complexion and blonde hair, knew any of the seven victims, two of whom were treated at local hospitals.
The first attack took place at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday around 30th Street and Madison Avenue, when the man approached a 57-year-old woman, and without uttering a word, punched her in the face, the police said. Ten minutes later and a block west, the nightmare repeated itself. The second victim was 25.
The attacks all followed the same template as the assailant made his way south. The next two victims, punched in the face just minutes apart, were also in their early 20s. At 7:05 p.m., a 19-year-old was elbowed in the face at Union Square. Twenty minutes later, the man was on East Houston Street near Mott Street, where he elbowed another woman in the mouth.
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