Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Extrajudicial killing by Rangers

Today in Karachi Rangers personnel killed a young man,Sarfaraz Shah, 17, in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto park within the limits of Boat Basin over suspicion of dacoity. The Police arrested him and handed him over to the Rangers who cornered him and then shot him in the stomach, despite the man’s pleas. Little is known about the case yet but according to heirs of the deceased, Sarfaraz was unarmed when the Rangers shot him.


Nonetheless, these forces are there to ensure that the law is abided for us to live in a civilized society and not take the law into their own hands and terrorize the public. This incident brings shame to the already disgraced military personnel of the country who were once the Pride of our Nation.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The ‘MAD HATTERS’ Mafia: Grannies in Floppy Hats Steal $500,000

The local police, in Detroit, are in pursuit of the ‘Mad hatters', a five or six member gang of middle-aged women blamed for a string of robberies, purse snatching and fraud. 

These suspects typically steal women's wallets or purses. Shortly afterward, the credit cards and checks are used at stores to buy merchandise or at banks to get cash.

Surveillance photographs obtained by police show the suspects as middle-aged to elderly women wearing hats, usually of the floppy, fisherman kind, at the time of the incidents.

The police are puzzled by the organized nature of the crimes. "Seldom are there these organized rings doing it, such as this one," Sterling Heights police Lt. Luke Riley said.

The incidents began about a year ago and the most recent incident occurred on Feb. 15, when a woman was shopping at the Target store on Metropolitan Parkway while an elderly woman stood next to her. After stooping to retrieve some coupons she had dropped, the shopper discovered her purse open, and an envelope containing $140 missing.

According to a press release from the Sterling Heights Police Department., the total value of merchandise and cash stolen could be as high as $500,000, police said. The women stole almost $200,000 from one bank.

The evidence tying them together is the headgear. With middle-aged women in caps of blue, black and white, shoppers, banks and retailers tend not to suspect them as cold-hearted crooks.

‘Mad Hatters’, in their 70’s, captured by surveillance cameras
Authorities suspected a connection after police detectives and financial institutions began to notice similarities among crimes in Metro Detroit.