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Cyanide Poisoning - CrimeSpace. Two Chicago Area Ex-Cops Charged With Extortion, Plotting To Dismember Businessman. Sketch credit: Lothar Speer (via WLS-TV screen grab) Two former police officers were charged in court Friday with attempting to kidnap a businessman, shake him down for cash, then kill him and dismember his body. Former Willow Springs police officer Gary Engel and disgraced former Chicago cop Steven Mandell were arrested Thursday as they were planning to carry out their plan.

According to federal agents, Mandell and Engel had fake police badges and documentation on them to trick the businessman into thinking he was being arrested. They planned to take the man to a nearby office they called “Club Med” containing a sink, counter, shower, and tools to cut up the man’s body and drain it of blood and other evidence tying Engel and Mandell to the crime. Steven Mandell has a long history of eluding the feds. Mandell was awarded a $6.5 million wrongful conviction judgment related to the Ford case.

Mandell didn’t seem to sweat these latest charges. Former Death Row cop set up killing chamber in latest plot: feds. BY KIM JANSSEN Federal Courts Reporter October 26, 2012 11:16AM Steven Mandell, formerly known as “Steven Manning,” of Buffalo Grove, was charged with attempted extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion in a criminal complaint filed Friday. | Sun-Times Media file photo storyidforme: 39076620 tmspicid: 14401372 fileheaderid: 6585073 Updated: November 28, 2012 6:08AM He’s previously been known as Steve Manning and Etienne Duvalier. And when the feds arrested him Thursday night, the disgraced former Chicago cop and onetime resident of Death Row was calling himself Steven Mandell. But Charles Ford has a different name for the grinning, balding 61-year-old Buffalo Grove man who appeared in handcuffs before Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown on Friday morning, charged with plotting one of the grisliest Chicago crimes in recent memory.

“He reminds me of Satan,” Ford said. Mandell was so excited about the plot, according to court documents, that he claimed to be sexually aroused. 100 Irish surnames explained,Irish Genealogy,Irish coats of arms,How to start the search for your Irish roots,family crests,genealogy,Irish roots,heritage,Ireland,ancestry,decendants. It should be noted that the Scottish Gaels were actually descendants of Gaelic emigrants to Scotland. The word 'Scotus' is Latin for 'Irishman'. Scottish settlers who moved to Ireland (and especially Ulster) may already have been of Gaelic Irish descent.

Septs: The Clans eventually broke up into a number of distinct septs or groups. These groups were headed by an original member of the clan and dominated a particular part of the countryside. The sept system was an integral part of Gaelic society and survived and was even propagated by the Norman invaders. Anglicization: The Penal laws that were enforced by the colonists attempted to completely subjugate the Gaelic way of life. Surnames today: There are many different origins for Irish names today but the vast majority can be broken down into either of three categories: Gaelic Irish, Cambro-Norman, and finally Anglo-Irish.

The Table below gives a listing of the 100 most commonly names found in Ireland and their meanings. Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math. Search. Government gene sleuths stop superbug that killed 6. National Institutes of HealthAP Over six frightening months, a deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics spread in the nation's leading research hospital. Pretty soon, a patient a week was catching the bug. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health locked down patients, cleaned with bleach, even ripped out plumbing - and still the germ persisted. By the end, 18 people harbored the dangerous germ, and six died of bloodstream infections from it. Another five made it through the outbreak only to die from the diseases that brought them to NIH's world-famous campus in the first place. It took gene detectives teasing apart the bacteria's DNA to solve the germ's wily spread, a CSI-like saga with lessons for hospitals everywhere as they struggle to contain the growing threat of superbugs.

It all stemmed from a single patient carrying a fairly new superbug known as KPC - Klebsiella pneumoniae that resists treatment by one of the last lines of defense, antibiotics called carbapenems. Google Image Result for. Morgue Overhaul. Saying she was "disturbed and discouraged and disappointed," Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle promised to "overhaul" the medical examiner's office -- and fire some workers -- because of crowded conditions in the morgue. "I've been as disturbed and discouraged and disappointed by the information that's come to my attention at the medical examiner's office as many of you," Preckwinkle said following a tour of the facility today. "I expect there will be some people that lose their jobs. " Lose their jobs? Did everyone see the pictures from the morgue? The ME claims there are only 300 bodies on site. Workers at the morgue say it's closer to 500. We'll say that these pictures are ridiculous and we've haven't seen anything like this, even in 1995 when the morgue had refrigerated trucks on site.

This is a disgrace. Labels: un-fucking-believable. Google Image Result for. Google Image Result for. ‘Sacrilegious’ — bodies piling up at Cook County morgue. BY LISA DONOVAN AND LAUREN FITZPATRICK Staff Reporters January 14, 2012 2:42AM Updated: February 15, 2012 8:09AM To the disgust of some staff, bodies are piling up at the office of the Cook County Medical Examiner, stacked atop each other in blue plastic tarps against a wall of the storage cooler because of ongoing financial woes, the Sun-Times has learned.

All the storage trays are full, and many have a second body on them, according to sources in the office. Some 400 adults and about 100 babies are currently being kept in the cooler designed for under 300, one source said. “There are so many bodies in there now, they can’t keep it cool enough. The stench is like nothing I’ve ever seen,” another source in the office said. Medical Examiner Nancy Jones said “yes, we do” have a larger than normal number of bodies at the office. “What we currently have in our cooler is somewhere around 300 bodies,” she said. “There are some [adult] bodies stacked on top of boxes right now in the cooler. Police Seize More Than A Ton Of Pot In South Side Bust.

Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up CHICAGO (STMW) - Police have arrested four people and seized more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana in a drug bust in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. Police were watching a house in the 5900 block of South Lowe Street on Tuesday when they saw someone place a “visibly large” amount of marijuana and crack cocaine into a vehicle and drive away, according to police News Affairs. The officers pulled the vehicle over and found a “significant stash” of crack and marijuana, valued at more than $10,000, a release from police said. The vehicle’s two occupants were also carrying nearly $3,000 in cash. Police also found more than $6,300 cash and 64 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of about $7,800, the release said.

Charged were: — Gregory Wright, 28, of the 5900 block of South Emerald, one misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis; — Atef M. . — Nika P. Community Areas - Englewood - Tracking homicides in Chicago - Tracking homicides in Chicago | RedeyeChicago.com. Mouse over a marker to see the victim's name, click for details. Showing 118 homicides in Englewood since Jan. 1, 2007. {*style:<b>Name, age + Story </b>*} {*style:<b>Date + Time </b>*} {*style:<b>Cause + Locale </b>*} Name Unknown, 6800 S. Gunshot Lafayette Johnson, 7100 S. Gary Clarke, 5800 S. Street Anthony Carter, 7400 S. Roshone Eldridge, 5700 S. Ricky Hankins, 500 W. 72nd St. Stabbing Antonio Davis, 700 W. 70th St. Kenneth Snulligan, 7300 S. Darryl Turner, 5800 S. Porch/hallway Armaney Cotton, 5500 S. Child Abuse Residence Adegboye Oguntade, 1100 W. 69th St. Daniel Walker, 500 W. 75th St. Ricky Brown, 700 W. 61st St. Sidewalk Shannon Walton, Christina Thomas, 700 W. 76th St.

Jermaine Baskin, 6000 S. Assault Alley Earl Warren, 6000 S. Vehicle Jawan Ross, 6600 S. Restaurant Dantril Brown, DeWitt Wright, 600 W. 60th St. Robert Wesley, 6400 S. CHA Apartment Michael Harris, 6700 S. Other Odie Henry, 6900 S. Tyrone Robertson, 400 W. 72nd St. Park property Elroy Williams, 1200 W. 72nd St. David Thomas, 6500 S. Arianna Gibson, 7400 S. 5900 S. Forensic Science of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Showtime's quirky hit drama Dexter profiles a serial killer who works as a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami-Dade Police Department. The character is fictional, but the forensic analysis is real. First, the presumptive bloodstain must be analyzed to ensure it is human. Then the analysis of the blood spatter patterns begins. Blood Spatter Analysis is a Forensic Science During a violent crime like a homicide or assault, blood spatter is dispersed across many surfaces in a crime scene. Analysis of these stains and the pattern they create can tell the forensic technician many things about how the crime occurred.

The victim or accused's movement and position at the time of the incidentwhere the blood originatednumber of times the victim was injuredpossible weapon used in commission of the crimetime when the crime may have occurred. Passive Bloodstains Passive bloodstains occur when blood drips from a wound or object. Transfer Bloodstains Projected Bloodstains. Read A Good Bloodstain Lately? Since not all blood deposited at crime scenes is spatter, investigators now call this extremely valuable evidence, “bloodstain.” Detectives can learn a lot from studying bloodstain patterns, such as what type weapon was used to deliver the fatal blow, the manner in which the victim was killed, where the assault took place, and where the attacker stood when he committed the act.

They learn these things by studying the shapes of the blood drops and droplets, the location of the blood evidence, the patterns made by the spatter and stain—generally, what happened to the blood when it was released from the victim. A good bloodstain training class uses actual human blood, because nothing else accurately mimics the real stuff. Although, a decent substitute is a mixture of Karo syrup and red food coloring. During training classes students are exposed to nearly every type real-life scenario imaginable, but the first order of business is to learn the basics—characteristics of a blood drop.

Alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu - Science - News. The discovery has prompted fears within the US Government that the knowledge will fall into the hands of terrorists wanting to use it as a bio-weapon of mass destruction. Some scientists are questioning whether the research should ever have been undertaken in a university laboratory, instead of at a military facility. The US Government is now taking advice on whether the information is too dangerous to be published. To see the graphic: The last outbreak - A deadly virus even before the latest twist "The fear is that if you create something this deadly and it goes into a global pandemic, the mortality and cost to the world could be massive," a senior scientific adviser to the US Government told The Independent, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"The worst-case scenario here is worse than anything you can imagine. " For the first time the researchers have been able to mutate the H5N1 strain of avian influenza so that it can be transmitted easily through the air in coughs and sneezes. Anatomy of an outbreak: Stealthy microbe kills six patients. August 24, 2012 A deadly superbug had doctors at the nation's leading research hospital baffled – and scared.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Over six frightening months, a deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics spread in the nation's leading research hospital. Pretty soon, a patient a week was catching the bug. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health locked down patients, cleaned with bleach, even ripped out plumbing -- and still the germ persisted. click image to enlarge Dr. The Associated Press Nationwide, about 6 percent of hospitals are battling outbreaks of the class of superbugs known as carbapenem-resistant bacteria, which includes the NIH Klebsiella, said Alexander Kallen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These bacteria usually live harmlessly in our intestinal tracts. The CDC detected this bacteria in 2000. "Since then, we've seen it spread across the country," Kallen said, to 41 states. -- The Washington Post (Continued on page 2) Blood Stains.