Brave Romanian Police Kinda Sorta Stop Some Pickpockets

I was minding my own business this morning, reading through this French report about the police breaking up a ring of pickpockets when I noticed something odd. Apparently, a group of Gypsies has been begging and stealing (pickpocketing) passengers on French trains as well as visitors to Disneyland Paris. 11 people were arrested, six of whom were children, all of them described as being a … Continue reading Brave Romanian Police Kinda Sorta Stop Some Pickpockets

Throwing Grenades at a Banker

Well this is spooky. Just a day after the IMF published a report crediting the Moldovan Central Bank for doing a remarkable job of containing problems: Prosecutors say a grenade was lobbed and exploded at the house of the outgoing governor of Moldova’s central bank. There were no casualties. Prosecutors said windows were broken and the house’s exterior was damaged in the attack which they … Continue reading Throwing Grenades at a Banker

DEA, Taliban, Missile “Sting”

Weird, weird and even weirder: Watch the local Arizona news station videoclip here. Romanian government press release here, including this Youtube footage (w/o sound): From the (American) DEA official website: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the unsealing of charges against seven defendants for conspiring to provide various … Continue reading DEA, Taliban, Missile “Sting”