A suspect who raised a pistol in the direction of Houston police SWAT officers was fatally shot at 3215 Soway about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 11).
The suspect, Stephen Paul Greene (w/m, DOB: 6-3-54), was wounded in the torso and transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.M. Cegielski and Officer J.T. Barringer reported:
Family members called police when the suspect told them he was suicidal and wanted to kill himself. When the suspect found out police had been called, he told family members he would point a gun at officers to make them shoot him. Officers arrived and met with the suspect’s family outside the residence while other officers set up a perimeter around the house for safety until SWAT officers arrived.
While SWAT officers were in the process of setting up at the scene, the suspect emerged from the front door of the residence with a pistol in his hand. When he raised the gun in the direction of SWAT officers, three officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect. No officers were hurt.
The three senior police officers who discharged their weapons were M.S. Scales, R.L. Kent and J.D. Coleman. Senior Police Officer Scales was sworn in as an officer in August 1979, Kent in May 1992 and Coleman in January 1982. All are assigned to the Tactical Operations Division.
As is customary in officer-involved shootings in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
I can’t believe the con artists are still trying it and people are still falling for it. I got another one of those internet email scams. The sender tells me I’m entitled to $22,000,000. I didn’t read the rest because I wanted to post it. Can you believe people still fall for this internet scam? Also, do you still get the emails?
I am Mr XXXXX, the Manager in charge of auditing and accounting section of African Development Bank (A.D.B),Ouagadougou Burkina faso West Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.
During our investigation and auditing in this bank , my department came across a very hugesum of money belonging to a person who died on July 2003 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank with out any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this developement.
The said amount was TWENTY TWO MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS.($22.3m)Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put the claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased,get the required approval and transfer this money to a foriegn account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business pportunity.
Infact i could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civiassist(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foriegn account and wouldeventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer becuase i work it may be after due verification and assist by the correspondent branch of the bank where the money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free.On smooth conclusion of this transaction,you will be entitled to 40% of the total sum as gratification, while 60% will be for me.
Please;you have been adviced to keep top secret as i am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you,I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment,either in your country or any country you advice us to invest.
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Drama: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Comedy or musical: “Burn After Reading,” “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “In Bruges,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
Director: Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Stephen Daldry (“The Reader”), David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), Ron Howard (“Frost/Nixon”) and Sam Mendes (“Revolutionary Road”).
Actor in a drama: Leonardo DiCaprio (“Revolutionary Road”), Frank Langella (“Frost/Nixon”), Sean Penn (“Milk”), Brad Pitt (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”).
Actress in a drama: Anne Hathaway (“Rachel Getting Married”), Angelina Jolie (“Changeling”), Meryl Streep (“Doubt”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“I’ve Loved You Too Long”) and Kate Winslet (“Revolutionary Road”).
Actor in a comedy or musical: Javier Bardem (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”), Colin Farrell (“In Bruges”), James Franco (“Pineapple Express”), Brendan Gleeson (“In Bruges”) and Dustin Hoffman (“Last Chance Harvey”).
Actress in a comedy or musical: Rebecca Hall (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”), Sally Hawkins (“Happy-Go-Lucky”), Frances McDormand (“Burn After Reading”), Meryl Streep (“Mamma Mia!”) and Emma Thompson (“Last Chance Harvey”).
Supporting actor: Tom Cruise (“Tropic Thunder”), Robert Downey Jr. (“Tropic Thunder”), Ralph Fiennes (“The Duchess”), Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Doubt”) and Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”).
Supporting actress: Amy Adams (“Doubt”), Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”), Viola Davis (“Doubt”), Marisa Tomei (“The Wrestler”) and Kate Winslet (“The Reader”).
Animated film: “Bolt,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Wall-E.”
Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), David Hare (“The Reader”), Peter Morgan (“Frost/Nixon”), Eric Roth (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”).
Foreign-language film: “Gomorrah,” “I’ve Loved You So Long,” “Waltz with Bashir,” “The Baader Meinhof Complex,: and “Everlasting Moments.”
Original score: James Newton Howard (“Defiance”), Alexandre Desplat (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), A. R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Hans Zimmer (“Frost/Nixon”) and Clint Eastwood (“Changeling”).
Original song: “Down to Earth” from “Wall-E,” “Gran Torino” from “Gran Torino,” “I Thought I’d Lost You” from “Bolt,” “Once in a Lifetime” from “Cadillac Records” and “The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler.”
Thomas, 25, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004. Their hearts also had been ripped out. He was convicted and condemned for the infant’s death.
While in the Grayson County Jail in Sherman, Thomas similarly had plucked out his right eye before his trial later in 2004. A judge subsequently ruled he was competent to stand trial.
A death-row officer at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice found Thomas in his cell with blood on his face and had him taken to the unit infirmary.
Videos purportedly shot by Britain’s Prince Harry and including offensive language prompted an official apology Saturday from the prince and the royal family.
According to the British-based News of the World, which released the videos on its Web site, the videos show British soldiers while a voice presumed to be Harry’s calls one solider a “Paki,” and in another clip tells soldier wearing a cloth on his head that he looks “like a raghead.”
A spokesman for Prince Harry apologized in a statement released by St. James’s Palace Saturday after the videos surfaced online. The spokesman said the prince — who is third in line to the British throne — “understands how offensive this term can be, and is extremely sorry for any offense his words might cause.”
It is not first apology for offensive behavior by Prince Harry. In 2005, he was photographed wearing a Nazi uniform to a party, for which he said he was sorry.
“It was a very stupid thing to do and I’ve learned my lesson, simple as that really,” he said in a September 2005 interview marking his 21st birthday. “I’d like to put it in the past now. What’s done is done. I regret it.”
The videos, filmed during his military service in 2006, were shot by the prince, according to the Web site.
When George W. Bush became president eight years ago, about 90,000 people applied for jobs in his administration. That’s about a quarter, however, of the people who are looking for a way into President-elect Barack Obama’s administration.
The count: Over 350,000 resumes have been submitted online, according to the Obama transition team. The problem is there are only an estimated three to four thousand jobs available.
Some federal employment specialists say the record number of applicants can be attributed in part to the current state of the economy.
“A lot of people want to work in a stable environment” says Kathryn Troutman, founder of The Resume Place. “They really don’t know where else to go to look for a job that’s stable and steady and would have potential — so I think the economy is one thing.”
But many experts say the record number of applicants is primarily a reflection of Obama‘s overwhelming appeal.
That’s why Loryn Wilson uploaded her resume to Change.gov.
“I definitely feel the call to serve and to do something that is directly related to causes I care about,” she said.
Wilson is a recent graduate of The George Washington University in Washington. She has a bachelors degree in English, and speaks enthusiastically of working for the new president.
“I would actually like to work for the press secretary or the communications director. Ideally I’d be working on the White House side or maybe working for Michelle Obama in her communications shop,” she said.
The flood of applicants aren’t just college graduates. People at various stages of their professional lives are taking a long hard look at federal jobs.
THE EASY WAY INTO ALL EVENTS WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEAK A WORD!
One day when I become a huge celebrity I’m going to put my newly acquired knowledge to use and hire a wingman. That’s the person who will handle all of my business at parties and events so I won’t have to pay. I went to a birthday party Saturday night and was with one of our local celebrities from Houston. No, it wasn’t Mary Benton so don’t try to guess. That local celebrity met me outside the party at a restaurant. But when that person showed up they hand a real entourage (just like tv) of about 6 people. It was cold outside and the temperatures were dropping. So the local celebrity which I will know refer to as LC called in his wingman who was in the entourage. That’s what the LC called him. The wingman then went up to the front of the line and explained to the security officer who was outside waiting. After that brief conversation we immediately moved up in the line and out of the cold weather. We all stopped at the cashier who was taking money. The cashier then asked the LC for an entry fee. The LC looked back at his wingman who I assumed was slipping by now because that should’ve been taken care of already. At least that’s the look the LC had on their face. The wingman then explained to the cashier who was in line and all 6 of them plus the LC were allowed to just walk right in. Oh, they didn’t forget about me so all 8 of us all walked in free of charge. That wingman also guided the the group through the crowded party to a spot that was turned into a makeshift exclusive VIP area at the bar for the LC. Now, keep in mind this place was jammed pack and all of sudden the LC has all of this space to himself at the bar with his entourage basically blocking out the area. I was like cool, I’ve got to get me one of those entourages too. The only downside to this wing man/entourage thing is I noticed the LC paid for everybody’s drinks. The tab was too much to mention. But it’s still the easy way into events and parties without having to speak a word. Do you have your own wingman or entourage and what are the benefits?
It’s been a while since I’ve graced the web pages of the social site Indmix.com. Well, that dry spell for the Insite is apparently over. Their Ace photographer Ikem grabbed this shot of me at the birthday party of Janae Saturday night. I’m kind of disturbed that I made it way back on page 4. I think I deserve at least page 2. Anyway, thanks Ikem for getting a shot of me!
Photo Courtesy: Indmix.com
Photos by: Kalele ‘Party King’ Thumbutu –
The Insite and the Party King had a chance to attend a birthday party Saturday night where there wasn’t a shortage of national and local celebrities. The party was to honor the birth of Houstonian Janae. Hosts were her very close friends: Maisha, Nicole and Bree. It was held at a local sushi bar. Some of Janae’s guests included Lisa Raye, Carl Payne (Martin TV Show), Kalele ‘Party King’ Thumbutu, Big E of ‘It’s A Big E Beat’, Carl Daniel, DJ Clue (MTV), Slim Thug, Willie D, and the guest list goes on. The party was packed despite the frigid temperatures of Saturday night because things heated up inside. Next time you hear or read about Janae throwing a party make sure you get in line for the big event!
IT’S TIME TO CALL SOMEONE IN TO DO THIS JOB!
If someone asks me to mow their lawn I would be more than excited to do it. The process is almost therapeutic. There’s nothing like getting that yard properly manicured and looking better than your neighbors. But raking leaves. That’s a whole different story. I started raking on Sunday and finally just gave up. I’m calling someone out Monday because raking leaves seems to drive me mad. I don’t know what it is about the task but I just dread it. It feels like a never ending job. You rake half of your yard and trees just dump some more stuff back on it the next day. It’s like the trees are taunting me. I think they’re out to get me. I’m through with that rat race, I’m going to be like Torrey ‘T-Dub’ Walker and just call in the lawn experts!
On December 8, 2008, the Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee voted unanimously to oppose taxpayer subsidies for a new soccer stadium for the Houston Dynamo.
The complete text of the resolution is included below for your review; however, it is critical that Harris County Republicans make their voices heard and oppose this $20 million corporate welfare program.
I encourage my fellow Republicans to contact members of Harris County Commissioners Court as well as members of Houston City Council and oppose public funding of the Dynamo soccer stadium.
For those wishing to address Harris County Commissioners Court on this issue, you may sign up to speak at the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 13th by going to:
You may also contact Commissioners Court at the following:
County Judge Ed Emmett: 713-755-4000
Commissioner El Franco Lee, Precinct 1: 713-755-6111
Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, Precinct 2: 713-755-6220
Commissioner Steve Radack, Precinct 3: 713-755-6306
Commissioner Jerry Eversole, Precinct 4: 713-755-6444
For a list of Houston City Council Members and contact information, please visit:
Once again, I encourage my fellow Harris County Republicans to make your voices heard on this important issue today.
Chairman, Harris County Republican Party