Top 100 Safest Cities in the USA

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rank city
100 Mason, OH
99 San Clemente, CA
98 San Juan Capistrano, CA
97 Hoffman Estates, IL
96 Elmhurst, IL
95 Goleta, CA
94 Leawood, KS
93 Northbrook, IL
92 Milton, MA
91 Winter Springs, FL
90 Pacifica, CA
89 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
88 Upper Arlington, OH
87 San Ramon, CA
86 Lakeville, MN
85 Danville, CA
84 Lake Oswego, OR
83 Brunswick, OH
82 Chino Hills, CA
81 Foster City, CA
80 Shelton, CT
79 Marion, IA
78 Holly Springs, NC
77 Mission Viejo, CA
76 Walnut, CA
75 Carol Stream, IL
74 West Chicago, IL
73 Vernon, CT
72 Park Ridge, IL
71 Midland, MI
70 Kaysville, UT
69 Yorba Linda, CA
68 Palatine, IL
67 Soledad, CA
66 North Andover, MA
65 Leander, TX
64 Keller, TX
63 Peachtree City, GA
62 Lake Forest, CA
61 Spring Hill, TN
60 Menomonee Falls, WI
59 Melrose, MA
58 Mount Prospect, IL
57 Hanover Park, IL
56 Cupertino, CA
55 Germantown, TN
54 Dublin, OH
53 Weston, FL
52 Mundelein, IL
51 Plainfield, IL
50 Parker, CO
49 Fair Lawn, NJ
48 Lincoln, CA
47 Ballwin, MO
46 Shoreview, MN
45 Ossining, NY
44 Bethel Park, PA
43 Moorpark, CA
42 Logan, UT
41 Westfield, NJ
40 Temple City, CA
39 Milton, GA
38 Laguna Niguel, CA
37 Lexington, MA
36 West Linn, OR
35 Buffalo Grove, IL
34 Merrimack, NH
33 Carmel, IN
32 Castle Rock, CO
31 Flower Mound, TX
30 Brentwood, TN
29 Cheshire, CT
28 Glastonbury, CT
27 Fort Lee, NJ
26 Dracut, MA
25 Andover, MA
24 Aliso Viejo, CA
23 Los Altos, CA
22 Long Beach, NY
21 North Ridgeville, OH
20 Friendswood, TX
19 Fishers, IN
18 Little Elm, TX
17 Florence, AZ
16 Needham, MA
15 Wellesley, MA
14 Johns Creek, GA
13 Glen Cove, NY
12 Rexburg, ID
11 Agawam, MA
10 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
9 Shrewsbury, MA
8 Sammamish, WA
7 Saratoga, CA
6 Ridgewood, NJ
5 Bella Vista, AR
4 Bartlett, IL
3 Greenwich, CT
2 Bergenfield, NJ
1 Franklin, MA

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International Manhunt on for British “White Widow” Spotted at Kenya Mall Massacre: Interpol Red Notice Issued

A British or Irish woman believed to be involved in the Kenyan Mall massacre is wanted  by Interpol and an international RED NOTICE has now been issued for her arrest.  29 year old British national Samantha Lewthwaite is wanted by Interpol after witnesses and video-cams caught her entering the mall among the other Somali terrorists during the recent Kenya mall massacre. Lewthwaite has been dubbed the “White Widow.” Bomb making materials were found in her Mombasa Kenya apartment in 2011.  Lewthwaite escaped before officials could arrest her in 2011 in Mombasa. Help Interpol locate her by re-posting and re-circulating this information.

Re-posted from CNN.com on 9.26.2013

At Kenya’s request, Interpol issues RED NOTICE for

‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite

By Carol Jordan, CNN
updated 12:44 PM EDT, Thu September 26, 2013
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Red notices alert police that a person is wanted
  • Samantha Lewthwaite has been dubbed the “White Widow”
  • Al-Shabaab gunmen stormed a mall in Kenya last weekend

(CNN) — Interpol said Thursday it issued a red notice for Samantha Lewthwaite, the so-called “White Widow,” at the request of Kenyan authorities.

Reports that a white woman was among the terrorists who stormed a mall in Nairobi last weekend have prompted a slew of media speculation about Lewthwaite, a British woman whose husband was one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 London terror attacks.

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Photos: Kenya mourns mall shooting victims Photos: Kenya mourns mall shooting victims

FBI seeks access to Kenya attack site
Aftermath of the Nairobi mall seige

Known as the “White Widow,” Lewthwaite, 29, has been wanted by international counter-terrorism officials since authorities found bomb-making materials in her Mombasa, Kenya, apartment in 2011. She vanished shortly before a raid.

Red notices issued by the international police agency alert law enforcement around the world that a person is wanted, but they are not arrest warrants.

“By requesting an Interpol Red Notice, Kenya has activated a global ‘tripwire’ for this fugitive,” said Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

“Through the Interpol Red Notice, Kenyan authorities have ensured that all 190 member countries are aware of the danger posed by this woman, not just across the region but also worldwide,” he said.

A senior Kenyan official said Tuesday a woman was involved in the attack. Another official said Wednesday that authorities can’t say much about who the woman was or what she was doing.

Al-Shabaab gunmen stormed the Westgate mall Saturday. At least 67 people were killed and as many as 63 people are still unaccounted for.

READ: Questions linger after Kenya mall attack

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50% of All Thefts in San Francisco Are Smart Phones, National Theft Epidemic Prompts Prosecutors to Push For Smart Phone ‘Kill Switch’

Every year it gets worse.  Innocent people are often maimed for life when they get slashed up during an Iphone robbery. It eventually gets to be “not such a smart idea” to stand on a street corner and use your Iphone. The thefts are not new of course, but they are getting bolder and more frequent. When 50% of all street crime in a given U.S. city [ in this case, San Fran ] is smart phone theft, you know it’s getting really bad. I gathered some video of the escalating trend of smart phone theft from the past few years to illustrate the point. All in all, it becomes a case of “be careful when and where you use it” if you want to keep your face, your life and your Iphone.

2009 New Jersey:

May 2012:

December 2012:

Other Bizarre Moments:

Re-posted from Reuters:

Prosecutors push for ‘kill switch’ to prevent smartphone thefts

A woman looks at her smartphone prior to the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
 

By Ronnie Cohen

SAN FRANCISCO | Wed Jun 5, 2013 9:48pm EDT

(Reuters) – In a push to curb cellphone thefts, prosecutors for New York state and the city of San Francisco said on Wednesday they plan to meet with industry representatives to urge them to install switches to disable stolen smartphones.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said they will meet on June 13 with representatives of the four largest smartphone manufacturers.

They said they will ask the industry to place “kill switches” on mobile devices to render them inoperable when stolen, eliminating any incentive for theft.

“With 1.6 million Americans falling victim to smartphone theft in 2012, this has become a national epidemic,” Gascon said in a statement. “Unlike other types of crimes, smartphone theft can be eradicated with a simple technological solution.”

Gascon and Schneiderman said representatives of Apple Inc, Google Inc’s smartphone maker Motorola Mobility, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Corp would attend the summit in New York.

Last month, two men in San Francisco severely cut a 27-year-old tourist’s face and throat while robbing his iPhone. In April 2012, a 26-year-old chef was killed while being robbed of his iPhone on his way home to the Bronx.

“The theft of handheld devices is the fastest-growing street crime, and increasingly, incidents are turning violent,” Schneiderman said. “It’s time for manufacturers to be as innovative in solving this problem as they have been in designing devices that have reshaped how we live.”

Representatives for Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google and a cellphone trade group either declined to comment or were not immediately available for comment.

Gascon and Schneiderman have both criticized the cellphone industry for what they perceive as its perceived unwillingness to solve the escalating problem.

About 50 percent of San Francisco robberies involved stolen mobile devices last year, Gascon said. A recent study found that lost and stolen cellphones cost consumers $30 billion in 2012, his office said.

Some companies have measures in place to reunite smartphones with their rightful owners. For instance, Apple has the application Find My iPhone which allows a user to track a missing device on a map and remotely lock it or erase data.

A nationwide database has been created for stolen cellphones, but law enforcement officials say its use is limited because many stolen devices are shipped overseas or modified so they cannot be easily identified as stolen, according to a New York Times report from May.

(Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Lisa Shumaker)

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Miracle in Cleveland: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight Rescued A Decade After They Were Kidnapped

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Amanda Berry [ right ] grins and clutches her sister to her [ left] whom she has not seen in more than 10 years. The two sisters were re-united on May 6th when Amanda escaped her captors and called 9-11 with the help of neighbor Charles Ramsey.

Updated on 5.08.2013

Held Captive: Three Cleveland Women Had Been Bound with Ropes and Chains

Cited:  “The Castro brothers allegedly forced all three women to have sex, resulting in up to five pregnancies, according to a report by Cleveland’s WKYC-TV. The station, quoting unnamed law enforcement sources, reported that the Castros also beat the women while they were pregnant, with several fetuses not surviving. Police did not publicly confirm the report.

In addition, Khalid Samad, a former assistant safety director for the city, said law enforcement officials told him that the women were beaten while pregnant, with several miscarrying, and that a dungeon of sorts with chains was in the home.”

“Help me! I’m Amanda Berry …. I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m here. I’m free now,” Berry can be heard telling a 911 operator in a recording of the call released by police.

Amanda Berry at the time she was kidnapped ten years ago.

Gina DeJesus at the time of her capture

A house in Cleveland, Ohio, where three women , missing for more than a decade, escaped.

The house on 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland Ohio where three local teens were held captive into their young adult years for a decade.

They were three young, beautiful carefree teenage girls who lived, went to school and worked in West Cleveland when their personal nightmares began.

Michelle Knight vanished first, without a trace in 2002. She was 19 years old when she disappeared.

Next, Amanda Berry had last been seen leaving the locale of her job at a local Burger King restaurant the day before her 17th birthday. She had just phoned her sister to tell her she would get a lift home from work. It was April 21st, 2003. The Iraq war had just begun in March one month earlier.

The third to be snatched off the street was Gina Dejesus, who was last seen walking home from her school in 2004. She was 14 years old.

Amanda  Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight had all ended up victims of a kidnapping in apparent plain view and were held prisoners, tied up, for a sickening ten years, bound and  held captive at 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland Ohio.

Neighbors in Cleveland gather around for more details as a news conference is held to announce the capture of the perpetrators in the case.

The perpetrators were three brothers, school bus driver Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers, Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50. Incredibly, neighbors in the working-class district said they did not realize anybody was living at the house at 2207 Seymour Ave. How this could be is hard to fathom.

When Seymour Avenue neighbor Anna Tejeda was told that Amanda Berry had been rescued and was found alive, living as a kidnapping captive at 2207 Seymour Avenue close by, she replied, “You can’t be Amanda Berry. Amanda Berry is dead.”

“We didn’t look hard enough. She was right under our noses the whole time.” – neighborhood Pastor Angel Arroyo

In a heart wrenching twist, it turns out police had visited 2207 Seymour Avenue back in 2004. A child had been left behind by school bus driver Ariel Castro. Police visited his home to ask questions, knocked on the front door, got no answer and left. Inside, tied up, were the three kidnapping victims, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. Several law enforcement officers broke down and cried when informed of the rescue of the three young women who had lost ten years of their lives due to their kidnapping by Castro and his brothers.

Map of Cleveland showing location of last sightings and house that the women were rescued from

In another ironic twist, the lead kidnapper Ariel Castro’s son, Anthony Castro, actually wrote an article about one of the kidnapping victims, Gina DeJesus, back in 2004.  It is believed he wrote the piece which was published by Plain Press as a classroom assignment. He apparently had no idea that his own father was the lead kidnapper and was holding DeJesus and two other women captive at 2207 Seymour.

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The 3 kidnappers, brothers Ariel, Onlil and Petro Castro, have now been caught and now face prosecution for one of the most heinous kidnapping cases in Ohio history.

Born in Captivity at 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland Ohio

One of the three kidnapped women had a child by one of her captors during the ten year ordeal, which was born and lived in captivity at the address where they were all kept prisoner. Now hospital records exist of the birth. Amanda Berry now has a six year old son, who was rescued along with the three women last night on May 6th.

Ms. Berry’s distraught mother did not live to see her daughter rescued and found alive.  She died in 2006 of heart failure, many saying she had died of a broken heart over Amanda’s disappearance. In one of the most “epic fails” of any professional psychic ever documented, charlatan faux clairvoyant Sylvia Browne publicly pronounced Amanda Berry dead on a TV broadcast in 2004:

“November 2004: Psychic Sylvia Browne tells the mother of Berry, Louwana Miller, that her daughter is dead and is “in water”. Appearing on The Montel Williams Show, Browne tells the mother: “She’s not alive, honey,” adding that she is “on the other side, in heaven”.

2 March 2006: Berry’s mother dies of heart failure. Her family blame her death on the stress of losing a daughter.”

May 6th 2013: West Cleveland neighbors rejoice when news breaks the three women have been found alive.

Yesterday on May 6th 2013 a neighbor on Seymour Avenue, Charles Ramsey, heard Amanda Berry screaming and trying to kick out the front door of 2207 Seymour from the inside out. Ramsey then helped Berry to kick the door out and get out of the house. Amanda Berry then makes what might end up being one of the most famous 911 calls ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio. Berry confirms to police that she is the missing woman, and says more women are being kept at the address. DeJesus, Knight and the six-year-old daughter of Berry emerge from the house and all are taken to the hospital to be examined. News coverage of this case is exploding today, and I will update this post as more is learned.

Timeline of the Cleveland Ohio Kidnapping Case of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight

Cleveland Ohio Area News Coverage of the Story

Cited:  “CLEVELAND: One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another neighbor says he heard pounding on the doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows.

Police showed up at the house both times, the neighbors say, but never went inside.

Now, after three women who vanished separately about a decade ago were rescued from the peeling, rundown house Monday in a discovery that exhilarated and astonished the city, Cleveland police are facing questions about their handling of the case and are conducting an internal review to see if they overlooked anything.

Police Chief Michael McGrath said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight had apparently been held captive in the house since their teens or early 20s.

Authorities arrested three brothers, ages 50 to 54. One of them, former school bus driver Ariel Castro, owned the home, situated in a poor neighborhood dotted with boarded-up houses. No immediate charges were filed.

The break in the case came when the 27-year-old Berry kicked out the bottom of a locked screen door at the home and used a neighbor’s telephone to call 911. Choking back tears, she breathlessly told the dispatcher: “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.”

Police arrived to find the two other women, along with a 6-year-old girl who authorities said was believed to Berry’s daughter. Police would not say who the father was or where the child was born.

“Prayers have finally been answered. The nightmare is over,” said Stephen Anthony, head of the FBI in Cleveland. “These three young ladies have provided us with the ultimate definition of survival and perseverance. The healing can now begin.”

He added: “Words can’t describe the emotions being felt by all. Yes, law enforcement professionals do cry.”

Authorities would not say how the women were taken captive, whether they were restrained inside the house or if they had been sexually assaulted. Police said they were trying to be delicate in their questioning of the women, given their ordeal.”

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