MISSING PERSON: Police Search for Missing Wayne University Law Studen Tiane Brown

Original report at http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/police-search-for-missing-wayne-state-university-law-student

Police search for missing Wayne State University law student Tiane Brown


Posted: 4:34 PM
Last Updated: 5 minutes ago

(WXYZ) – The Wayne State University Police Department and the Waterford Township Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing law student.

Tiane Brown was last seen on Monday, October 28 at 8:15 p.m. at the Wayne State Law School. Police say her parents reported her missing when she didn’t pick up her children at their house in West Bloomfield.

Brown is 5′-7″ and around 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown, shoulder length hair. Brown lives in Waterford.

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact police at 313-577-2224.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/police-search-for-missing-wayne-state-university-law-student#ixzz2j99DCZji


“GOV Food Stamp EBT System Goes Down Nationwide” Reports Boston WBZ 1030 News Radio

Embedded image permalinkUpdated every 15 minutes:

I see many folks freaking out, or tweeting about others who are freaking out, because their EBT cards do not work this morning. I am monitoring Twitter on this issue [ #EBT ] and I have seen three different “official” reasons reported via news media for why the system is down.  So it’s actually anyone’s guess.

@JoeTalkShow : ‘Riot time!’: Food stamp users in near-panic over EBT card failures | Twitchy http://t.co/KmVv5U3dQN This just got real. haha #EBT 6 minutes ago

‘Riot time!’: Food stamp users in near-panic over EBT card failures | Twitchy

Danger Will Robinson! …


I’m wondering whether this is actually just a “glitch” or a portent of things to come?  Oklahoma EBT has now gone down, as well as Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and the city of Atlanta. I’ll update the post again in just a few minutes.

Boston news media local CBS affiliate WBZ 1030 News Radio is now reporting that the EBT system is down nationwide today, due to a computer upgrade.

Tweets now report system down in Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania …

Computer Upgrade Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown On Saturday

EBT Food Stamp System Going Down 10.12.2013 – Latest links:


Here’s the report:

EBT benefits system down across Atlanta

EBT benefits system down across Atlanta photo
Georgia EBT card

By Jeremy Redmon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The electronic system that allows welfare recipients to buy food with their benefits went down across the Atlanta area Saturday, according to local grocery stores.

Several news media reports say the Electronic Benefits Transfer system – which allows low-income people to spend their Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits with payment cards – was not working in Michigan and Virginia as well.

State and federal officials could not be reached for comment Saturday afternoon. But NBC4 in Washington, D.C., quoted a spokesperson for the Mississippi Department of Human Resources saying a Xerox facility that handles the card transactions had experienced a power outage. The outage caused the cards to be rejected, NBC4 reported.

“It is not just Kroger,” said Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins. “In metro Atlanta, it doesn’t matter what retailer you are – the system is down.”

Embedded image permalinkPublix also reported troubles Saturday.

“We are experiencing a problem processing EBT for Alabama– and Georgia-issued cards,” Brenda Reid, a media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets, said in an email. “Our information systems team is actively working to correct the problem.”

See also http://twitchy.com/2013/10/12/riot-time-food-stamp-users-in-near-panic-over-ebt-card-failures/

As if all the above was not strange enough, WILD rumors abound online that other more dire consequences of not raising the debt ceiling are soon to befall retired and senior citizens in America. I personally do not believe any of these rumors are true, but the video below, replete with links to reported news stories, is an example of the internet rumor mongering I am finding this morning. Please take it all with a grain of salt. Actuality may not resemble any of what you see reported below, but people are getting pretty panicked up and restless during this FED shutdown.

Cited from YT user acct above:

President Obama said that if the Republicans don’t cede to his will over the debt ceiling American retirees will not receive their Social Security checks. To use the sort of rhetoric he likes, he is holding these seniors hostage with a gun to their heads. Not only that, but he also let the cat out of the bag when it comes to the false notion that Democrats are the great protectors of Social Security.
“In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time. In an economic shutdown — if we don’t raise the debt ceiling — they don’t go out on time.”
Obama’s clear threat: If the Republicans do not raise the debt ceiling by October 19, retired Americans risk not getting their social security checks!

Obama’s clear threat: If the Republicans do not raise the debt ceiling by October 19, retired Americans risk not getting their social security checks!

CINCINNATI — Ohio food stamp and child support recipients are unable to use their cards to purchase anything because the Ohio Electronic Benefit Transfer system is down, an EBT staffer confirmed to 9 On Your Side on Saturday.

Lynchburg, VA – The Virginia EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer system has gone down across the entire area, according to customers and retailers throughout the ABC 13 Viewing area.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The electronic system that allows welfare recipients to buy food with their benefits went down across the Atlanta area Saturday, according to local grocery stores.

Detroit Michigan Earns Dreary Distinction of Being #1 Most Miserable City in America

I began a periodic documentation of the ongoing sorrows of Detroit Michigan last summer, right after I stated this news blog.  I had discovered several Michigan based blogs which were documenting the disintegration of a large 40 block section of the dying city in explicit photo essays. The jaw dropping pictures and video clips were dreadful to take in: row after row of crumbling, rotting, dilapidated mansions, abandoned homes by the hundreds, if not thousands, entire city blocks which had deteriorated into deathly urban ruins.  It was mind boggling.

HOW does this happen in America?

WHY did it happen in Detroit?

Detroit named most miserable U.S. city in Forbes ranking

But of course it’s worse than that now. Recently more dire news out of Detroit broke via ABC’s 20/20 TV current events documentary series that more than 12,000 unsolved rape cases have languished in the bowels of law enforcement departments in Detroit, evidence stacked in boxes from floor to ceiling for decades, literally, and either no one caring enough or not enough funds to proceed with trying to solve them and prosecute the perpetrators.

To be a young black woman trying to cope on the streets of Detroit must be it’s own hall of horrors. It makes the soul shudder.


“In fact, an investigation by 20/20 has uncovered a dirty little secret of law enforcement, unknown to victims and their families. Hundreds of thousands of rape evidence kits sit unprocessed on dusty shelves in police storage rooms around the country simply because police say they can’t afford the cost of processing them, which is on average no more than $500 per kit.

Safir, who is now a consultant to a company that owns a DNA lab, was stunned to learn that when he was in office, his department was one of the worst culprits, but by no means the only one.

“That’s outrageous,” said Safir. “It says to a woman who’s a victim: We don’t care.”

Safir said he found out about his department’s predicament when Barry Scheck, a prominent defense attorney, came to see him and told him there were 12,000 unanalyzed rape kits sitting on the shelves of the police department’s storage facility.

“I thought he was insane, and I looked into it,” said Safir. “I didn’t have 12,000. I had 16,000.”

What’s worse, nationwide Safir estimated that there are at least a half million unanalyzed rape kits that, if processed, could turn out tens of thousands of suspects. I have pondered this awful fact and I actually wonder if one of the reasons these backlogged rape kits are not being processed is that the number of convictions they might result in could overwhelm an already bulging and overcrowded penal system in the US. In other words, if all of the alleged rapists in the United States were caught and prosecuted, there might not be enough prison space to hold them.

If you wondered why gun ownership in the US among women is soaring, stop and think about it. The chances of a rapist actually being caught and prosecuted are so low in cities like Detroit, or Saint Louis, or Stockton California, a woman who walks city streets had better be well armed to defend herself from attacks, because law enforcement of the crime of rape is literally falling away.

Adding to the burden upon Detroit law enforcement are the burgeoning numbers of missing person and “Jane Doe” cases. Bloggers can aid law enforcement by publishing any helpful leads, missing person photos, or crime solving tips. It will take the concerted efforts of the entire country to help Detroit address their unsolved crime problem. It’s not just Detroit’s problem. It’s every American’s problem. What spills out of Detroit today could be in your backyard tomorrow, putting pressure on already strained law enforcement agencies in other American cities. Share and RT this post on your own social networks. Thanks.

See also:

Michigan Cases : Missing Persons & Unsolved Homicide & Jane Doe’s




Lab to test more than 1,000 rape kits. Finally.

Trick or Treat! World’s Most Outrageously Carved Halloween Jack O’Lanterns

A very talented sculpting artist who was born and raised in Long Island NY, Ray Villafane, is reputed to be the master carver behind these stunning Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns. The name of his studio appears on some of the photos:  Villafane Studios. Enjoy!

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