Penampilan memang dapat menipu. Pepatah ini mungkin
berlaku bagi seorang pengemis di Ibu Kota London, Inggris, bernama Simon Wright.
Penampilan memang dapat menipu. Pepatah ini mungkin berlaku
Penampilan memang dapat menipu. Pepatah ini mungkin berlaku
bagi seorang pengemis di Ibu Kota London, Inggris, bernama Simon Wright.
asiaone.com melaporkan, Ahad (9/6), orang-orang yang memberinya uang tidak menyadari
bahwa Simon bisa meraup uang sekitar Rp 762 juta saban tahunnya dari mengemis. Selain itu, dia
juga memiliki tempat tinggal senilai 4,5 miliar di sebelah barat London.
terlihat secara teratur mendatangi tempat perjudian dan hiburan untuk menukarkan uang koin yang
dia dapat. Terkadang, di banyak kesempatan, tempat-tempat ini menambahkan uang hingga Rp 3,1 juta
sampai Rp 4,5 juta kepada Simon.
Namun, aksi Simon akhrinya ketahuan. Dia mendapat dua
tahun tuntutan sipil, yang melarang dirinya mengemis di seantero London.
Constable Oliver Strebel, yang membawa kasus ini ke pengadilan, mengatakan bahwa Simon memiliki
sebuah cara untuk mendapatkan banyak uang saat mengemis.
"Dia menggunakan sebuah
tanda yang mengatakan dirinya seorang tunawisma dan orang-orang kemudian memberikan uang mereka
atas dasar itu, dan ini jelas-jelas sebuah penipuan," kata Constable.
menambahkan bahwa Simon akan mengambil uang dari mangkoknya dan menukarkan uang-uang itu di
sebuah tempat perjudian atau tempat hiburan.
"Dia beroperasi hampir setiap hari
dan sudah melakukan hal ini sekitar tiga tahun. Dia bisa mengemis selama berjam-jam," ujar
Dia menjelaskan Simon biasanya akan duduk dengan pakaian compang-camping di
luar Bank National Westminster di Jalan Putney High Street bersama anjingnya. Dia akan meminta
kepada orang-orang di sana agar membuat penarikan tunai supaya bisa memberikannya uang.
Setelah seharian mengemis, Simon biasanya langsung membereskan kantong tidurnya dan kembali
ke apartemen kelas atas milik dia di Wilayah Fulham, London.
Tuntutan sipil terhadap
dirinya berlaku sampai Mei 2015. Namun, jika Simon melanggar persyaratan itu, maka dia bisa
dipenjara selama lima tahun dan mendapat denda.
saco-indonesia.com, Tawuran antar pemuda pecah di kawasan Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat. Akibat dari kejadian ini tiga orang telah
saco-indonesia.com, Tawuran antar pemuda pecah di kawasan Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat. Akibat dari kejadian ini tiga orang telah dilarikan ke RS Tarakan karena telah mengalami luka-luka.
"Tiga orang telah dilarikan ke Tarakan. Sudah ada petugas juga di sana," ujar Briptu Broto, petugas Polsek Tanah Abang, Kamis (6/2).
Belum jelas penyebab tawuran tersebut pecah. Lokasi tawuran berada di sekitar Gang Lontar, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat.
"Sudah bubar waktu polisi datang. Penyebab belum dapat diketahui," imbuhnya.
Editor : Dian Sukmawati
WASHINGTON — During a training course on defending against knife attacks, a young Salt Lake City police officer asked a question: “How close can somebody get to me before I’m justified in using deadly force?”
Dennis Tueller, the instructor in that class more than three decades ago, decided to find out. In the fall of 1982, he performed a rudimentary series of tests and concluded that an armed attacker who bolted toward an officer could clear 21 feet in the time it took most officers to draw, aim and fire their weapon.
The next spring, Mr. Tueller published his findings in SWAT magazine and transformed police training in the United States. The “21-foot rule” became dogma. It has been taught in police academies around the country, accepted by courts and cited by officers to justify countless shootings, including recent episodes involving a homeless woodcarver in Seattle and a schizophrenic woman in San Francisco.
Now, amid the largest national debate over policing since the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, a small but vocal set of law enforcement officials are calling for a rethinking of the 21-foot rule and other axioms that have emphasized how to use force, not how to avoid it. Several big-city police departments are already re-examining when officers should chase people or draw their guns and when they should back away, wait or try to defuse the situation
From sea to shining sea, or at least from one side of the Hudson to the other, politicians you have barely heard of are being accused of wrongdoing. There were so many court proceedings involving public officials on Monday that it was hard to keep up.
In Newark, two underlings of Gov. Chris Christie were arraigned on charges that they were in on the truly deranged plot to block traffic leading onto the George Washington Bridge.
Ten miles away, in Lower Manhattan, Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son, Adam B. Skelos, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on accusations of far more conventional political larceny, involving a job with a sewer company for the son and commissions on title insurance and bond work.
The younger man managed to receive a 150 percent pay increase from the sewer company even though, as he said on tape, he “literally knew nothing about water or, you know, any of that stuff,” according to a criminal complaint the United States attorney’s office filed.
The success of Adam Skelos, 32, was attributed by prosecutors to his father’s influence as the leader of the Senate and as a potentate among state Republicans. The indictment can also be read as one of those unfailingly sad tales of a father who cannot stop indulging a grown son. The senator himself is not alleged to have profited from the schemes, except by being relieved of the burden of underwriting Adam.
The bridge traffic caper is its own species of crazy; what distinguishes the charges against the two Skeloses is the apparent absence of a survival instinct. It is one thing not to know anything about water or that stuff. More remarkable, if true, is the fact that the sewer machinations continued even after the former New York Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, was charged in January with taking bribes disguised as fees.
It was by then common gossip in political and news media circles that Senator Skelos, a Republican, the counterpart in the Senate to Mr. Silver, a Democrat, in the Assembly, could be next in line for the criminal dock. “Stay tuned,” the United States attorney, Preet Bharara said, leaving not much to the imagination.
Even though the cat had been unmistakably belled, Skelos father and son continued to talk about how to advance the interests of the sewer company, though the son did begin to use a burner cellphone, the kind people pay for in cash, with no traceable contracts.
That was indeed prudent, as prosecutors had been wiretapping the cellphones of both men. But it would seem that the burner was of limited value, because by then the prosecutors had managed to secure the help of a business executive who agreed to record calls with the Skeloses. It would further seem that the business executive was more attentive to the perils of pending investigations than the politician.
Through the end of the New York State budget negotiations in March, the hopes of the younger Skelos rested on his father’s ability to devise legislation that would benefit the sewer company. That did not pan out. But Senator Skelos did boast that he had haggled with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in a successful effort to raise a $150 million allocation for Long Island to $550 million, for what the budget called “transformative economic development projects.” It included money for the kind of work done by the sewer company.
The lawyer for Adam Skelos said he was not guilty and would win in court. Senator Skelos issued a ringing declaration that he was unequivocally innocent.
THIS was also the approach taken in New Jersey by Bill Baroni, a man of great presence and eloquence who stopped outside the federal courthouse to note that he had taken risks as a Republican by bucking his party to support paid family leave, medical marijuana and marriage equality. “I would never risk my career, my job, my reputation for something like this,” Mr. Baroni said. “I am an innocent man.”
The lawyer for his co-defendant, Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Mr. Christie, a Republican, said that she would strongly rebut the charges.
Perhaps they had nothing to do with the lane closings. But neither Mr. Baroni nor Ms. Kelly addressed the question of why they did not return repeated calls from the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., begging them to stop the traffic tie-ups, over three days.
That silence was a low moment. But perhaps New York hit bottom faster. Senator Skelos, the prosecutors charged, arranged to meet Long Island politicians at the wake of Wenjian Liu, a New York City police officer shot dead in December, to press for payments to the company employing his son.
Sometimes it seems as though for some people, the only thing to be ashamed of is shame itself.