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  • financed their millionaire lifestyle with $7 MILLION shop-lifting spree+

    03/08/2014 10:10:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 6 March 2014
    Family who financed their millionaire lifestyle with $7 MILLION shop-lifting spree face court: Mother, father and daughter lived in luxury $1.3M home on proceeds of stolen loot sold on eBay Branko Bogdanov, 58, his wife Lela, 52, and daughter Julia, 34, stole thousands of items over a period of ten years, according to police The family, who live in an upmarket Chicago suburb, allegedly made $7MILLION over that period Julia allegedly wore a custom-made skirt with several pockets to hide items in, according to police her dresses looked 'noticibly fuller' when she was captured leaving stores on CCTV The family...
  • European genes altered by Black Death

    02/04/2014 9:45:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | February 4, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The Black Death of the 14th century may be written into the DNA of survivors' descendants, new research finds. The study reveals that Roma people (sometimes known as gypsies, although this is considered a derogatory term) and white Europeans share alterations to their genetic code that occurred after the Roma settled in Europe from northwest India 1,000 years ago. The plague of the 1300s, which killed at least 75 million people, is a likely candidate for forcing this evolutionary change. "We show that there are some immune receptors that are clearly influenced by evolution in Europe and not in northwest...
  • Maria 'was groomed to be a child bride': Police claim girl found in gipsy camp .....

    10/25/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 23 October 2013 | By Ben Spencer
    Police now believe that Maria, who is thought to be four or five, was being prepared for marriage at the age of 12. Her pale skin, near-white hair and blue eyes would have made her a ‘prize bride’ among the gipsy community. She would have fetched Salis and Dimopoulou a large dowry, according to police sources. Officers investigating the case believe the prospect of a bridal pay-off is why Maria had not yet been sold. She was treated as an ‘investment’ to be nurtured and protected until she reached the traditional Roma ‘coming of age’ - usually at the age...
  • Mystery Gypsy camp girl triggers global outpouring of sympathy and tips

    10/22/2013 8:34:39 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 32 replies
    A Greek appeal for help in identifying the girl has triggered a global outpouring of sympathy and tips -- over 8,000 calls so far -- but no concrete breakthroughs, authorities said Monday. Greek police on the case are investigating everything from a potential link with child trafficking rings to a welfare scam or even simple charity as they seek the The Greek appeal follows the discovery last week of the girl in a Gypsy settlement in central Greece during a police raid looking for drugs, firearms and fugitives. The blond, blue-eyed child was strikingly unlike the couple she lived with,...
  • Britain facing new eastern Europe immigration surge

    10/28/2012 10:07:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | David Barrett, and Colin Freeman
    Britain is facing a new wave of Eastern European immigration which will put British workers’ jobs at risk... Twenty nine million Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the right to live and work unrestricted in Britain in 2014 under European “freedom of movement” rules. Last night forecasters said it could lead to a significant number of new arrivals, in the same way as when Poland and other Eastern European countries gained the same rights in 2004, with the scale likely to be increased by the economic crisis gripping the rest of Europe. And a Government report was disclosed to show concern...
  • Marseille residents force out Roma, burn their camp

    09/28/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies
    By FRANCE 24 ^ | 28/09/2012
    Residents of a housing estate in the southern French city of Marseille forced a group of Roma (Gypsy) families that had installed themselves nearby to move on, before burning all that remained of their encampment, local press reported on Thursday. According to La Provence newspaper, police were called to separate dozens of the residents from the Roma families, who left the site in Marseille’s 15th arrondissement (district) “without violence”, police said. Everything that was left behind was gathered up and burned. Police said no arrests were made and that there had been no violence. The locals, according to La Provence,...
  • France declares war on illegal migrants

    08/10/2012 5:12:10 AM PDT · by NCjim · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 9, 2012 | Peter Allen
    French police were yesterday breaking up gipsy camps and deporting illegal immigrants found in them. Dozens of officers in riot gear descended on a settlement near Lille shortly after dawn to oversee the evacuation of some 200 Roma living in mobile homes. One hundred people were evicted from a site in Lyon, with similar round-ups happening in other major cities including Marseille. Caravans and huts were destroyed in the Belleville area of central Paris on Wednesday, making another 100 people homeless. ‘Many of those evicted will be flown home to Romania,’ said an interior ministry source, who insisted the deportations...
  • 16-year-old bride's REAL Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (guests please dress smart... electronic tags incl.)

    03/09/2012 4:13:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 62 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 9, 2012 | DEBORAH ARTHURS
    <p>The 16-year-old star of Channel 4 reality TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings today married the boy who 'grabbed' her in a disco last year.</p> <p>Cheyenne Pidgley of Hersham, Surrey, wed 18-year-old fellow Traveller John McFadyen in a ceremony held at St Peter's church this afternoon, with 200 family and friends in attendance.</p>
  • WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING"

    11/16/2011 10:47:31 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING" Nov-14-2011BBC News Special: Lyse Doucet speaks to King Abdullah of Jordanhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2011/11/111114_king_abdullah_of_jordan_interview.shtml___1) "King" Abdullah of Jordan outrageously said -typically- propagated to BBC that if Israel would have just solved the "Palestinian" problem, it wouldn't had to deal with Iran nukes... that Iran wouldn't want -then- to attack Israel... The BBC Reporter --of course-- "forgot" to press about the clear genocide the Islamic Republic has repeatedly reiterated in 1994 (in Argentina by Iranian official Mohsen Rabbani),[1][2] in 2005 [3][4][5][6] and 2007 [7] (by Ahmadinejad) for Israel to be WIPED OFF, Period. What's...
  • KOSOVO - a land being Islamized by the United States, NATO and United Nations.

    10/06/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    FaithFreedom.org ^ | October 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Since World War Two you have had three major conflicts in the Balkans involving Orthodox Christian communities and Islamic communities; this applies to Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. On all three occasions the United States supported the followers of Islam and maybe one day the same will happen to Orthodox Christians in Macedonia? Yet unlike the large Christian communities of Bosnia and Cyprus, it is the land of Kosovo which is being Islamized and Albanianized under NATO, the UN, and other international institutions who are meant to be neutral. The media in the West is once more turning a 'blind...
  • Supreme Court: No royalties with Internet music downloads

    10/04/2011 3:14:11 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/03/11 | Reuters
    The Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling that a traditional Internet download of sound recording does not constitute a public performance of the recorded musical work under federal copyright law. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court in New York that the download itself of a musical work does not fall within the law's definition of a public performance of that work. The not-for-profit American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) appealed to the Supreme Court. It said the ruling has profound implications for the nation's music industry, costing its members tens of...
  • Anarchists hijack the travellers' last stand: Fears of bloody confrontation

    08/31/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-31-11 | Andrew Levy
    Hundreds of anarchists and student protesters are plotting to join the battle against the bulldozing of Europe’s largest illegal traveller camp. Police fear bloody confrontations with bailiffs and officers as outsiders attempt to turn the protest into a politically motivated riot. About 50 anarchists have already joined the 1,000 travellers at Dale Farm and Basildon District Council has spent ten years trying to remove around 500 travellers from Dale Farm after they settled beside dozens of legal plots. It ended up in the Court of Appeal last year when 80 families on 52 plots were ordered to leave. The council...
  • Immigration officer comes home to find family of Romanian gypsies squatting in her house

    08/17/2011 11:50:25 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:51 PM on 17th August 2011 | By Inderdeep Bains and Simon Neville
    An immigration officer returned home to find gipsies had moved in, ransacked the place and dressed in her clothes. Julia High was even offered a glass of her own wine by the Romanian squatters. They claimed they had rented the property from her ‘son’ because she had died, and produced a set of fake documents. Miss High, 55, has no son.
  • Two thousand Gypsies in audience with the Pope

    06/11/2011 11:17:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 10, 2011
    Members of the Roma, Sinti, Manouches, Kale, Yenish and Travellers communities from 20 European are taking part in a pilgrimage to Rome to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of their patron, Blessed Ceferino Gimenez - including an audience with the Pope. One of the main organisers of the event is the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. The Vatican office has long been at the forefront of promoting the rights of Gypsy communities and fostering integration in broader European society. Emer McCarthy spoke to Council President, Archbishop Antonio Maria Vegliò. Listen: Q: Would you...
  • Silvio Berlusconi warns Milan could become 'Gypsytown'

    05/24/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/2011 | BBCX
    "Milan cannot turn into an Islamic city, a zingaropoli [Gypsytown] full of Roma camps, besieged by foreigners to whom the left wants to give the right to vote," Mr Berlusconi said on his People of Freedom party website. "Milan is... one of the most important capitals in Europe in terms of intelligence, creativity and entrepreneurialism," he said. "A city like this will surely not want to hand itself over to the far left with the risk of becoming a disorderly, chaotic and unsafe city." Mr Berlusconi is understood to have taken first-round defeat in Milan - his home town and...
  • Farmer menaced with death threats by gang of travellers dials 999

    04/26/2011 11:40:04 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2011 | Andrew Levy
    Having confronted travellers cutting down trees on her farm, terminally-ill Tracy St Clair Pearce found herself subjected to a terrifying ordeal. Some of the group pelted her with rocks while a youth threatened to slit her throat and slaughter her cattle. When she dialled 999 she expected the full weight of the law to be on her side. Instead, however, police officers criticised her for inflaming the situation and confiscated her legally held shotguns – even though they had been locked away in a cabinet at home throughout the incident.
  • EU takes legal action against France over Roma (gypsies being expelled)

    09/29/2010 7:29:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-29-10 | unattributed
    The European Commission is to launch legal proceedings against France over its expulsion of Romanian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsy) migrants. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said France had failed to respect European rules on freedom of movement. The controversial expulsions of thousands of Roma led to a serious row between Brussels and Paris. Recently Ms Reding compared France's action to events during World War II. The accusation drew a sharp rebuke from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "France is not enforcing European law as it should on free movement, so we are launching an infringement process against France," Ms Reding told France...
  • France begins expelling Roma back to home countries

    08/19/2010 3:36:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/19/2010
    France has begun expelling approximately 700 Roma to Romania and Bulgaria on Thursday, AFP reported. The first 79 Roma to participate in what has been termed a "voluntary return procedure" agreed to leave France on a flight headed for Bucharest later in the day. Another 132 Roma are expected to leave France for Romania this Friday. Each adult to participate in the repatriation program is to receive 300 euros from the French government, and 100 euros for every minor that leaves the country.
  • Sarkozy’s crackdown on gipsies begins

    08/06/2010 1:35:26 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 33 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 08/06/2010 | The Telegraph
    Officers moved in before dawn to seal off the squatter camp, where the local authorities had installed water standpipes and chemical lavatories near the central city of Saint Etienne. The operation took several hours. Shortly after launching his measures aimed at gipsies, Mr Sarkozy announced plans to target members of other minority groups, promising to strip French nationality from certain categories of foreign-born criminals. Opinion polls this week showed that 79 per cent of voters approved of measures to dismantle the camps. Similar majorities backed other aspects of his law and order policy. Mr Sarkozy has pledged that those foreign...
  • Travellers riot in central France after police shooting

    07/18/2010 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18th 2010 | Staff
    About 50 travellers (gypsies) armed with iron bars and hatchets have rioted in the small town of Saint-Aignan in central France after police shot a man dead. Violence erupted when the crowd, some of them masked, tried to force their way into a police station in the town in the Loir-et-Cher region. In the ensuing riot, a bakery was trashed, three cars torched and trees, traffic lights and road signs damaged. Related stories Four held after French shooting France country profile Three hundred soldiers were brought in to restore order. Nobody is believed to have been hurt during the incident,...
  • Riding the rails

    05/28/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 1 replies · 226+ views
    The Western Front ^ | Friday, May 28, 2010 | Celeste Erickson
    *Editor's Note: The Western Front does not condone train hopping. The activity is often romanticized, but, in fact, is illegal and dangerous.The train began to stop. Mike Talbott, 25, woke up to the sun beating down and the sound of crushing steel ahead. Talbott, lead singer of Bellingham band Muppet Fetish, missed his first train, and against his better judgment, took the only other train heading out of Cincinnati. Talbott did not buy a ticket. Instead, he hopped on a freight train. “This train was built up of a bunch of cars with giant spools of steel and open tops,...
  • VDIEO: Romanian Child Trafficking Ring Busted

    04/08/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/08/10 | Friends of Ours
    Scotland Yard and Romanian police have busted 30 suspected mobsters who allegedly ran a child trafficking ring which kidnapped children from poor Gypsy communities and forced them into a life of crime in Britain as reported by the Daily Mail: Police estimate that more then 170 youngsters as young as seven have been trafficked to the UK by the gang. * * * Police say the modern-day Fagins forced their young victims - snatched from poor gypsy communities - to beg in Britain and go on pick-pocketing and shoplifting sprees. Mob bosses set them up with bogus documents and homes...
  • Rome's gypsies fight resettlement

    04/05/2010 11:04:45 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 520+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 4/6/2010 | Gabriella Bianchi in Rome
    "We would die rather than move," says Hasco Rustic, proudly showing guests into the metal container in which he lives. Mr Rustic is a spokesman for the 350 Bosnian gypsies in the Tor De Cenci camp that they share with a small group of Macedonians on Rome's southern fringes. Tor De Cenci stands in the way of a planned race track for Rome's first grand prix, scheduled for 2013. It is also one of many settlements that Gianni Alemanno, mayor, aims to close under a grand scheme to group some 6,000 foreign gypsies in a dozen "villages of solidarity" outside...
  • Obama: We Want To Make Sure People Buying Health Care Don't Get 'Gypped'

    12/04/2009 10:07:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 2,137+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    gyp Slang vb gyps, gypping, gypped, gips gipping, gipped (tr) to swindle, cheat, or defraud n 1. an act of cheating 2. a person who gyps [back formation from Gypsy] Someone call the PC police. At a town hall in Allentown, PA today, Pres. Obama said he is seeking to regulate health insurance companies to make sure that people don't get "gypped." Perhaps PBO thought the term would appeal to the crowd. This was Pennsylvania, after all, the state PBO imagines to be filled with bitter people clinging to "antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment." View...
  • Madonna booed in Bucharest for defending Gypsies

    08/27/2009 12:47:54 PM PDT · by Borges · 112 replies · 3,661+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/27/09
    BUCHAREST, Romania - At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread discrimination against Roma, or Gypsies — and the cheers gave way to jeers. The sharp mood change that swept the crowd of 60,000, who had packed a park for Wednesday night's concert, underscores how prejudice against Gypsies remains deeply entrenched across Eastern Europe. Despite long-standing efforts to stamp out rampant bias, human rights advocates say Roma probably suffer more humiliation and endure more discrimination than any other people group on the continent. Sometimes, it can be deadly: In...
  • At former RAF base, locals form a human shield to halt an invasion of travellers [gypsies]

    07/30/2009 2:30:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies · 1,581+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Jul 30 2009 | Paul Harris
    All through the night they stood at the gates, ready to repel the invasion. The old RAF camp had never seen an army like this, not in all its years of proud service. There was a nurse, a lorry driver, a shopkeeper and ambulanceman, several young mothers with children at their side – and a Staffordshire bull terrier called Kandie. It might not have looked like a task force assembling for action. But yesterday, in the drenching rain of a West Country morning, it became the front line in a war against a formidable new enemy – the traveller. In...
  • Jeweller given police warning for banning gipsies after raids on his shop (UK illegals problem)

    07/17/2009 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 32 replies · 939+ views
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A respected jeweller has been given a police warning for 'racially offensive' conduct after banning gipsies from his shop in the wake of a series of raids by an Eastern European crime gang. Michael Plant, 62...reacted to the string of thefts with a sign in his shop window reading: 'Sorry, we do not serve Eastern Europeans or Gypsies.' Shortly after posting the sign, he was served with a warning from a senior police officer demanding he take it down, or face prosecution for possible race hate charges.Despite inquiries police have been unable to trace the thieves.... ... 'I've got a...
  • EU mulls visas for Canadian tourists

    07/15/2009 1:07:35 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 20 replies · 1,035+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/15/2009 | AFP/The Local
    Speaking for the European Union presidency, Swedish migration minister Tobias Billström said on Wednesday that the EU supported requiring visas for Canadians travelling to the EU in response to Canada’s decision to impose visa restrictions on Czech nationals. "As the presidency of the EU, we are in favour of this reciprocity," Swedish Migration and Asylum Policy Minister Tobias Billström told AFP. "But it's up to the Commission to handle the proposal, because the Commission is responsible for the reciprocity mechanism," he added. Canada imposed visas on Czechs to stave off what it said was a steady influx of Roma asylum...
  • UK: Builder forces gipsies off his land... by digging a moat around their camp

    11/26/2008 8:34:44 AM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2008
    First he encircled them with an 8ft metal fence. And when that failed to move the gipsy camp off his land, he dug a moat. Builder Francis Shiner resorted to the measures when two gipsy families set up home on the disused car park of a building site in Bedford.He asked them to move but they didn't. So he went on the offensive and managed to evict them within 48 hours. Mr Shiner said the gipsies were hindering work on the site owned by Bedford construction company SDC construction and action had to be taken. He said: 'We went...
  • UK: Homeowners cld be forced to sell part of their land so gypsies have permanent sites

    11/17/2008 11:42:42 AM PST · by yankeedame · 27 replies · 1,148+ views
    Daily Mail.uk ^ | 17th November 2008 | Caroline Grant
    Homeowners could be forced to sell part of their land so travellers and gypsies can have permanent sites Homeowners are facing the prospect of being forced to sell their own land to make space for gypsy campsites under orders from the government. ... the Government is launching what has been described as a 'land grab', which could see fields and even private gardens converted into pitches for mobile homes. One local authority is now warning its residents that their land could be brought under compulsory purchase if they refuse to sell up to make way for hundred of travellers setting...
  • Gypsies Jailed After 20 Year Robbery Spree Including £80million ($160m) Burglary

    08/07/2008 12:01:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 141+ views
    money.co.uk ^ | 8/7/08 | Michael Ross
    Jail sentences were handed down today to an Irish family, who had netted tens of millions of pounds worth of goods in a series of burglaries dating back 20 years.Yesterday, after a crime spree that spanned 20 years and targeted the homes of the rich and famous, five members of a notorious Irish gypsy gang were finally locked away. The Johnsons, famed for stealing antiques worth tens of millions of pounds from stately homes, were known to reside on caravan sites across the south-west of England. It was from these poor man's homes that they meticulously researched and planned their...
  • Italian outrage over Romany gypsy drowning photos

    07/21/2008 10:42:26 AM PDT · by DemonDeac · 39 replies · 858+ views
    "(CNN) -- Italian newspapers, an archbishop and civil liberties campaigners expressed shock and revulsion on Monday after photographs were published of sunbathers apparently enjoying a day at the beach just meters from where the bodies of two drowned Romany gypsy girls were laid out on the sand." "Two of them were pulled to safety but rescuers failed to reach the other two in time to save them. The Web site of the Archbishop of Naples said the girls were cousins named Violetta and Cristina, aged 12 and 13. Their bodies were eventually laid out on the sand under beach towels...
  • Italy To Fingerprint All Roma Gipsy Children

    06/26/2008 2:01:48 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies · 157+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2008 | Malcolm Moore
    Italy to fingerprint all Roma gipsy children By Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 9:20PM BST 26/06/2008 Around 80,000 gipsy children are to be fingerprinted by the Italian authorities under a new scheme that has drawn comparisons to the policies of Benito Mussolini. Unicef said it was 'shocked and deeply worried' by Italy's plans to fingerprint all Roma children The Italian government has blamed immigrants, and particularly Roma gipsies, for the country's crime problems. Since Silvio Berlusconi became prime minister in April, gypsy camps in the south and north of the country have been burned by vigilante mobs. The home...
  • 'British values mean nothing to me,' says the gipsy mother who forced her daughter to marry at 13

    05/20/2008 6:37:41 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 53 replies · 170+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2008 | TOM KELLY
    The gipsy mother who forced her daughter of 13 to marry a 14-year-old boy yesterday dismissed British values as irrelevant to her. Renata Gural said she was unconcerned by the outrage over the teenagers' Romany wedding ceremony at a pub in East London. Mrs Gural, 31, who is pregnant with her sixth child, said: "I'm not bothered what anyone thinks. "I'll be the one who decides if my daughter is old enough to marry. I got married when I was 14 in such a ceremony and it hasn't done me any harm. "Just because I live in Britain doesn't mean...
  • In a toxic wasteland: The Gypsies of Kosovo

    02/16/2008 11:11:15 AM PST · by joan · 10 replies · 486+ views
    The Statesman ^ | February 2008
    Paul Polansky, Head of Mission, Kosovo Roma Refugee Fund (KRRF) and Society For Threatened Peoples (GFBV), is one of the most important contemporary writers on the suppressed history and reality of Eastern European Gypsies. A native of Mason City, Iowa, USA, Mr Polansky has spent the last 15 years living with various Gypsy communities of Eastern Europe. Mr Polansky spoke to SHIV KARAN SINGH: How did you first get involved with the Gypsies of Kosovo? Because of my research in the 1990’s, documenting the stories of Gypsy survivors of World War II death camps in Czechoslovakia, which resulted in one...
  • Italy starts rounding up Romanian immigrants (Woman's murder pushes Italy over the edge)

    11/03/2007 12:52:29 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 534+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 3, 2007 | Malcolm Moore in Rome and Bruno Waterfield in Brussels
    Italy starts rounding up Romanian immigrants By Malcolm Moore in Rome and Bruno Waterfield in Brussels  Last Updated: 3:07am GMT 03/11/2007     Italy has begun rounding up thousands of Romanian immigrants for deportation after passing a new "public order and security" law. Death of Italian woman brings tensions to crescendoMasgras Neculai, 30, a petty thief, was named as the first Romanian who would be expelled under the new law, which allows anyone who is considered "dangerous" to society to be sent home.   Police in Rome have begun rounding up Romanians   The law was rushed through the Italian...
  • Britain's No1 gipsy site KO'd (Over 1000 "Travellers" evicted after local villagers' protests)

    02/24/2007 6:23:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 32 replies · 1,966+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | February 24, 2007 | JOHN TROUP
       Protest ... Tina Borer   Britain's No1 gipsy site KO'd By JOHN TROUPFebruary 24, 2007       RESIDENTS of a tiny village swamped by more than 1,000 travellers have won their battle to have the intruders thrown out. Locals were celebrating last night after a planning inquiry ruled those on the illegal site, the biggest in Europe, must go.Families in Crays Hill, Essex, claim the travellers made their life hell after swarming into the village about six years ago.They say some residents received personal threats, that travellers’ children disrupted the local school, and property prices dived dramatically.Council chiefs...
  • Rights group files complaint against Borat

    11/01/2006 4:27:30 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 34 replies · 1,230+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 2 November 2006
    A HUMAN rights group campaigning for gypsies has filed a complaint against British comic Sacha Baron Cohen over his film featuring a spoof Kazakh journalist who calls himself a former "gypsy catcher", German prosecutors said today. The state prosecutor's office in the northern city of Hamburg said the European Centre for Antiziganism Research had brought the complaint accusing Cohen of slander, inciting violence against the Sinti and Roma gypsy groups and violating Germany's anti-discrimination law. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan premiered last week in London and is due to hit German cinemas tomorrow....
  • Global Gypsy party, From being persecuted to celebrating their roots, old and new Roma musicians

    10/05/2006 7:10:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 367+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 09.27.06 | MARTY LIPP
    Romanticized and persecuted, celebrated and shunned, Gypsies have become a growing presence in the world music circuit since the fall of Communism -- yet the everyday prejudice they face across Europe has persisted, and sometimes worsened. Even the word "Gypsy" is a misunderstanding, based on the notion that they are descended from Egyptians, though their ancestors actually migrated in the 11th century from Rajasthan in northwestern India. In recent years, the name they call themselves in the Romani language, Roma, has been increasingly embraced. By the 15th century, there were Roma communities in Eastern Europe, as well as the Iberian...
  • White House gates shut to 'Kazakh reporter' comic

    09/29/2006 7:39:59 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies · 1,329+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2006 | Andy Sullivan
    White House gates shut to 'Kazakh reporter' comic Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:46am ET Borat goes to Washington:PLAY VIDEOBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borat, the fictional TV reporter from Kazakhstan, may have gotten under the skin of Kazakh officials but on Thursday he couldn't get past the gates of the White House. Secret Service agents turned away British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as the boorish, anti-Semitic journalist, when he tried to invite "Premier George Walter Bush" to a screening of his upcoming movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Also invited...
  • Just watched 'The Path to 9/11'

    09/10/2006 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Byron_the_Aussie · 674 replies · 24,631+ views
    September 10, 2006 | myself
    Part one shown on Australian TV this evening.Don't miss it, my Freeper friends. It's no wonder the Clintonistas have thrown everything at ABC/Disney, in a desperate effort to have the miniseries cancelled. Documents exactly what we've been following over the years on FR. Brave agents on the ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dedicated people at Langley and the J. Edgar Hoover building, working around the clock to capture or kill Bin Laden, Ramzi Yusef et al. And all their efforts derailed by Clinton appointees like Berger and Allbright- selfishly putting their own careers (and covering their asses) before protecting the...
  • N.H. store video shows adults using young children to shoplift jewellery

    08/10/2006 8:03:01 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 304+ views
    A store surveillance video captured footage of two small children sneaking behind display cases to steal thousands of dollars in jewellery, apparently on instructions from their mother and grandmother. Bedford police made the video public this week and said Wednesday that they believe they are close to making arrests. They started getting tips minutes after the video first aired on local television. "We're fairly certain . . . they are a family working together," Det. Matt Fleming said. "Can you believe a grandmother, mother and children?" The video, taken Aug. 2 at a store called the Consignment Gallery, shows one...
  • Retailers fight $30 billion theft rings

    08/02/2006 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Republicain · 9 replies · 1,035+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/02/2006 | Emily Kaiser
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jerry Biggs tracks gangs of professional shoplifters who can steal $20,000 worth of goods in a single day, but one of his biggest breaks came from the theft of a single tube of toothpaste. Biggs, who fights organized crime for drugstore chain Walgreen Co. (WAG.N: Quote, Profile, Research), said a trio of thieves had stolen at least $68,000 worth of goods from Walgreen stores around the country in 2005. The break came when an assistant store manager spotted a man stealing toothpaste and reported it to police, who stopped the man's car and found $10,000 worth of...
  • Pope Benedict XVI enters Auschwitz death camp (Full Text of his address)

    05/28/2006 5:44:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,095+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 28, 2006
    Reuters - Sun May 28, 3:47 PM ET Survivors of Auschwitz watch as Pope Benedict XVI pays respect by the death wall as he visits the former Auschwitz death camp May 28, 2006. Calling himself 'a son of Germany,' Pope Benedict prayed at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Sunday and asked why God was silent when 1.5 million victims, mostly Jews, died in this 'valley of darkness.' REUTERS/Peter Andrews German-born Pope Benedict XVI walked alone under the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau as he began a poignant visit...
  • MP3 Murderers Said to Be Polish Gypsies (on PC insane Belgium)

    04/26/2006 10:37:52 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies · 642+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 26 April 2006 | Paul Belien
    In today’s edition, the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad writes that it has learned from its sources that the 16-year old boy who was arrested earlier this week for the murder of 17-year old Joe Van Holsbeeck, is called Marius. He belongs to a family of Polish gypsies who have been living in Belgium illegally since 2000. Marius was studying garage mechanics at a school in Anderlecht, a Brussels suburb, where he was arrested on Monday evening at 4:30 pm. His teachers had recognized him on the footage of security cameras in Brussels Central Station. Marius had already been involved in...
  • Uncovering the Past (Roma Holocaust in Slovakia)

    02/05/2006 1:20:36 PM PST · by lizol · 21 replies · 575+ views
    Transitions Online ^ | 30 January 2006 | Maria Husova
    Uncovering the Past by Maria Husova 30 January 2006 World War II ended more than 60 years ago, but the Roma Holocaust in Slovakia is only now being recognized. Tens of thousands of Roma in Europe were among the victims of the Holocaust, but many Slovaks still don’t know that people other than Jews were victims of persecution during World War II. Only recently, moving stories of Roma survivors have begun to emerge. Those survivors are finally seeing their pain acknowledged in memorials, and some have even received compensation. The Roma Holocaust is called Baro Porrajmos in the Roma language,...
  • Florida Democratic Party Faces IRS Lien; $900,000 Shortage

    06/21/2005 6:06:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 1,120+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 6/21/05 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Broke and without enough money in the bank to pay its bills after the end of the month, the Florida Democratic Party has now been slapped with a lien by the Internal Revenue Service for failing to pay payroll and Social Security taxes in 2003. The state party's budget and finance committee voted Tuesday to ask for a new audit to account for more than $900,000 it believes somehow disappeared from the books during the 2003-2004 calendar years when the party was led by Scott Maddox, who is now seeking its nomination for governor. Maddox and successor...
  • Police nab spouse of Wendy's accuser

    05/06/2005 6:00:55 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 21 replies · 839+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 6, 2005 | Linda Goldston and Brandon Bailey
    The chili finger saga got even spicier this week: Anna Ayala's husband was arrested at the house the two shared in Las Vegas. San Jose police said the arrest Wednesday of James Plascencia on a $450,000 warrant was unrelated to the charges against his wife, which stem from the now-notorious fingertip she said she found in a bowl of Wendy's chili. Plascencia, 43, was taken into custody on four felony counts of failure to pay child support and child abandonment, one count of identity theft and one count of fraudulent use of official documents in San Jose. "He was using...
  • Serbs, Jews, Gypsies mark 60th anniversary of dismantling of Croatia's "Auschwitz"

    04/18/2005 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Destro · 29 replies · 1,123+ views
    xinhuanet.com ^ | 2005-04-18 12:02:16 | Xinhuanet
    Serbs, Jews Gypsies mark 60th anniversary of dismantling of Croatia's "Auschwitz" www.chinaview.cn 2005-04-18 12:02:16 BELGRADE, April 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Bosnian Serb President Dragan Cavic and about 3,000 people, mostly Serbs, gathered in Bosnia's northern village of Donja Gradina on Sunday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the dismantlement of the Jasenovac camp, Croatia's most notorious death camp in World War II. The Jasenovac camp, known as Croatia's Auschwitz and located about 100 km southeast of Croatia's capital Zagreb, was set up in 1941 by Croatia's pro-Nazi Ustasha regime. Donja Gradina used to be part of the Jasenovac camp complex. "In...
  • 105-year-old woman terrorised by burglars

    04/04/2005 1:35:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies · 1,233+ views
    The first pictures have been released of the 105-year-old woman who died after being targeted repeatedly by burglars. Amelia Whale, shown here celebrating her 100th birthday, refused to move from the home she shared with her younger brother Leonard in Islington, despite four break-ins in 18 months. Police installed security bars and CCTV last year after the third burglary. But that did not stop Bernard Gallagher, 23, and Mark O'Brien 26, raiding her home last September and stealing £2,000. The men were captured on CCTV. The pair, both travellers, were caught on camera and traced to a campsite. They now...