Saturday, February 26, 2011

2yr old Toddler is Raped by Family Friend at Seaworld

When I first read this my heart leaped out of my chest as I thought of my little Nunu that will be 2 in a few weeks. On February 17th, A family's sunny trip to Seaworld turns into their worse nightmare as their 2 year old toddler is raped by a family friend in the park.

Michael Grzybowicz, the suspect, visited the park with the mother, father and toddler. It is not clear how the parents know Grzybowicz. The toddler's mother told investigators that she left her daughter with Grzybowicz for about 10 minutes while she and her boyfriend enjoyed an amusement ride.
It is not clear how they found out the toddler had been raped other than the horrific pictures that the alledged rapist saved on his cell phone. The Orange County Sheriff's Office claim the crime was discovered when four pictures of the rape were found on Michael Grzybowicz's cell phone, which he later forwarded to his Yahoo email account. The suspect said he didn't know how they got there. I suspect aliens and crop circles exist too?
A member of the Cocoa Police Department's Sex Crimes Unit confiscated the phone.

SeaWorld Orlando spokesman Nick Gollattscheck had this to say for liability purposes I'm sure,
"Nothing is more important than the safety and welfare of our guests and our team members are trained to report any kind of suspicious behavior. We are cooperating fully with the Orange County Sherriff's office investigation. Illegal behavior of any type is not tolerated at our parks. Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."

Grzybowicz has been held without bail since Saturday in the Brevard County Jail on charges of possessing child pornography. He faces charges of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 years old and lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12 years old.

I hope he gets life, this is a outstanding and unacceptable situation. What do you all think?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Court bans man with low IQ from having sex

Most women with idiotic ex-boyfriends and/or baby daddies would think this next story should be a revelation for Judges all over the world. Imagine if it was possible for someone to be banned from having sex because the powers that be thinks that they are not intelligent nor responsible enough to handle the possible consequences and repercussions that may be involved. AMEN! Well, this did happen somewhere, in the UK to be exact...

A 41 year-old, known only as Alan, who lives in the UK, has an IQ of 48, a moderate learning disability and has also now been banned from having sex by a high court judge.
In the United Kingdom's Court of Protection within the Office of the Public Guardian, the judge decided his “vigorous sex drive” was inappropriate and that he did not understand what he was doing. (I know a whole lotta people that fit this description)  A psychiatrist involved in the case even tried to prevent the man being given sex education, on the grounds that it would leave him “confused”.

Where did this all come from?

Kieron by the court. Alan was also accused of making lewd gestures at children in a dentists’ surgery and on a bus, although no police action was taken.

In June 2009 the town hall began court proceedings to restrict his contact with Kieron on the grounds that he lacked mental capacity, and an interim order was made to that effect.

“Since then Alan has been subjected to close supervision to prevent any further sexual activity on his part,” except when he is alone in his bedroom.
The Judge thinks that Alan should not be allowed to have sex with anyone on the grounds that he did not have the mental capacity to understand the health risks associated with his actions. Under the judge’s order, the man is now subject to “close supervision” in order to ensure he does not break the highly unusual and unfair order. The judge said it requires an understanding and awareness of the “mechanics of the act”, “that there are health risks involved” and that sex between a man and a woman may lead to pregnancy.  He said that the psychiatrist thought Alan “believed that babies were delivered by a stork or found under a bush”, and that “sex could give you spots or measles”.
Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, (IN THE UK) its judges have the power to make life or death decisions for people deemed to lack the intelligence to make them for themselves – such as ordering that they undergo surgery, have forced abortions, have life-support switched off or be forced to use contraception.

On that basis the judge ruled that Alan did not have the capacity to consent to sex, but also ordered that the council should provide him with sex education “in the hope that he thereby gains that capacity".

So, what do you think, could this fly in America?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hawaii Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions

Civil unions are set to begin Jan. 1, 2012, making the Hawaii the 7th state in the nation to grant essentially the same rights of marriage to same-sex couples without authorizing marriage itself.

Hawaii lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday to allow civil unions for same-sex couples, marking an end to what the governor called an "emotional process" for a longtime battleground in the gay rights movement.

The House passed the bill last week and the Senate passed it with a 18-5 vote.Gay rights advocates praised the vote as a victory for equal rights in a state known for its diversity and tolerance.

"I have always believed that civil unions respect our diversity, protect people's privacy, and reinforce our core values of equality and aloha," Governor Abercrombie said in a statement released minutes after Wednesday's vote. "For me, this bill represents equal rights for all the people of Hawai'i."

The civil unions vote came immediately after the Senate confirmed the state's first openly gay Supreme Court justice, Sabrina McKenna.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

African American Firsts in Entertainment

In honor of Black History Month, I had to talk a little about something related to the African American ethnicity. Here is something fun that I found highlighted on the KTLA 5 website.

1958 - American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was the first black woman to win a Grammy award.

Also in 1958 - Count Basie was awarded a Grammy and was the first black man to do so.

Dorothy Dandridge was the first black woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Carmen Jones.

The first black actor to win a Best Actor award is Sidney Poitier for his performance in Lilies of the Field in 1963. Poitier was given another Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.

Hattie McDaniel was the first black actor to win an Academy Award. Her Best Supporting Actress win was for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind in 1939.

While Oscar Micheaux was the first black film director, Gordon Parks was the first to make it to Hollywood. In 1969 Parks wrote and directed The Learning Tree.
In 1956, Nat King Cole's "The Nat King Cole Show" was the first television program to have an black host.
Oprah Winfrey was the first black female talk show host and is still going strong. She is also the first black female to become a billionaire.
Before The Cosby Show Bill Cosby was entertaining audiences. His show I Spy was the first starring role on a television show by an black actor.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What Should You Do If You Are Stopped By The Police?


- You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
- You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.
- If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
- You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.

- Do stay calm and be polite.
- Do not interfere with or obstruct the police.
- Do not lie or give false documents.
- Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested.
- Do remember the details of the encounter.
- Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated.


Stay calm. Don't run. Don't argue, resist or obstruct the police, even if you are innocent or police are violating your rights. Keep your hands where police can see them.

Ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away. If you are under arrest, you have a right to know why.

You have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for refusing to answer questions. If you wish to remain silent, tell the officer out loud. In some states, you must give your name if asked to identify yourself.

You do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings, but police may "pat down" your clothing if they suspect a weapon. You should not physically resist, but you have the right to refuse consent for any further search. If you do consent, it can affect you later in court.


Stop the car in a safe place as quickly as possible. Turn off the car, turn on the internal light, open the window part way and place your hands on the wheel.
Upon request, show police your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.

If an officer asks to look inside your car, you can refuse to consent to the search. But if police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, your car can be searched without your consent.

Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent. If you are a passenger, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, sit silently or calmly leave. Even if the officer says no, you have the right to remain silent.


If an FBI agent comes to your home or workplace, you do not have to answer any questions. Tell the agent you want to speak to a lawyer first.
If you are asked to meet with FBI agents for an interview, you have the right to say you do not want to be interviewed. If you agree to an interview, have a lawyer present. You do not have to answer any questions you feel uncomfortable answering, and can say that you will only answer questions on a specific topic.


Do not resist arrest, even if you believe the arrest is unfair.

Say you wish to remain silent and ask for a lawyer immediately. Don't give any explanations or excuses. If you can't pay for a lawyer, you have the right to a free one. Don't say anything, sign anything or make any decisions without a lawyer.

You have the right to make a local phone call. The police cannot listen if you call a lawyer.

Prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested. Memorize the phone numbers of your family and your lawyer. Make emergency plans if you have children or take medication.

Remember: police misconduct cannot be challenged on the street. Don't physically resist officers or threaten to file a complaint.

Write down everything you remember, including officers' badge and patrol car numbers, which agency the officers were from, and any other details. Get contact information for witnesses. If you are injured, take photographs of your injuries (but seek medical attention first).

File a written complaint with the agency's internal affairs division or civilian complaint board. In most cases, you can file a complaint anonymously if you wish.

Call your local ACLU or visit

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"He's Gone Mommy" The Day My Ambition Began

Today I thought of the day my ambition began. I wanted to remember the exact time I decided to start killing myself pushing for constant improvement of myself. No one criticizes me like I criticize me. I am never satisfied with my current situation and I am always looking to strive for more. I had my annual review today at work, it was all high scores and encouraging comments. To the normal person, they would have happily went back to their desk without a second thought.  No no not me. The upward mobility and compensation I was hoping for didn't come together. I work hard, and when I say I work hard, I mean I work hard. I study and I look for improvement in anyway I can. And I am always up for a fight when someone stands in my way. But why is that? Why am I never satisfied with what I have, if even for a moment's time? I think it may be because I am so scared to go back to where I came from. It may also be that I have something to prove to other little girls like me...

The day my father left my mother and I seems like a dream. One luminous afternoon, the kind of late spring afternoons when the sun lazily hangs on your shoulders, and you can play an extra hour outside after your homework is done, it happened. At that time, we lived in a light gray Spanish Colonial style used-to-be-home now apartment building in the back lower level apartment nearest the trash bins. The frequent visitation from a friendly mouse or insect was not far fetched. It was quite the place. My mother and father gave up the privacy of a bedroom for me, while they slept uncomfortably on a pull out couch in the cramped living room. This was the life we were living.

My mother, weary from the day's work and beating sun, opened the heavy iron door. The essence of emptiness smacked us in the face while the vision of tossed belongings sank in our conscience. A hurried trail of clothes led from the closet to the door. My mother ran to the front room closet and flung open the door. She looked right then left then sighed. As I stared at the back of her head, a 9 year old girl with pig tails and overalls, I waited for my next instruction and a straw of understanding.

The magnitude of this occurrence had yet to present itself in my psyche. I moved to put down my backpack under the side table, as I always did, my mind subconsciously grasping for normality. I noticed my father's keys on the table. I picked them up. The rise of my arm from the table to my eye line allowed my brain to catch up and my mother to rest her head on the closet wall. I shook the keys just enough to make a sound and whispered, "He's gone, Mommy."

My mother wailed. This deep moan was heard once before my my ears not more than one year before. That time her loss was her father. Now it was mine. She crossed the room with cement on her feet and hugged me. We sat on the couch, the same as her marital bed and hugged. She said to me, "Jaz'min, Don't you ever depend on a man for anything. Don't you ever let your existence in this world, depend on a man." My memory ends there. This was the day that set the tone for the rest of my life.

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hot Sauce, Cold Showers and Eyebrow Waxing: Child Abuse or Not?

36-year-old Anchorage, Alaska resident, is charged with child abuse because of her appearance on "Dr.Phil".

Bee-Tee-Dubs: This video was removed from You Tube because it VIOLATED their violence content agreement.

The audience saw video of her disciplining a 7-year-old son by putting hot sauce in his mouth and forcing him into a cold shower. In the video, Beagley is punishing the boy for "pulling three cards," a reference to three reports from his school of bad behavior. The methods chosen by were unreasonable, said municipal prosecutor Cynthia Franklin.
"She has not done anything that would warrant a criminal charge for child abuse," said attorney William Ingaldson. "If this hadn't showed up on 'Dr. Phil,' there wouldn't be anybody saying anything about it. Some people think spanking your child is wrong, and she doesn't even do that," Ingaldson said.
Neither the child in the video nor five other children in the home have been removed by the Office of Children's Services, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday.
"We've tried timeouts with (him)," Beagley says in a YouTube video from the "Dr. Phil" appearance.

"That is a big joke." In the video, Beagley goes on to explain that those previous methods of discipline — timeouts, spankings, forced exercise, soap in the mouth — didn't stop the boy from acting out and lying, so she turned to hot sauce. When she's at her wits' end, the boy gets a cold shower, Beagley says.
The U.S. Department of Health and Safety lists several factors in determining what is child abuse. A method of unreasonable discipline included in the code is the scalding, branding or burning of a child. Though the code does not mention hot sauce specifically, the section on burning applies to hot sauce, according to the prosecutor's office. The Beagley children haven't had physical injuries or medical care for injuries.

If the kid had no injuries and still was cleaned in the process, I can't really imagine what the big deal was to be honest. I have seen worse, feel free to leave your comments below. But I did come across this video from "Toddlers and Tiaras" in which a mother is forcing her 5 year old daughter to have an eyebrow wax. She even admits in the video that her daughter is so afraid because she had an experience in the past that caused her skin to be ripped fro her face. Child abuse? You be the judge.