Tuesday, February 17, 2009
TV Executive Accused of Beheading WifeCNN
(Feb. 16) -- The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife, authorities said. Muzzammil Hassan has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan.
Muzzammil Hassan was charged with second-degree murder after police found the decapitated body of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, said Andrew Benz, Orchard Park's police chief.
tos Muzzammil Hassan, right, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, left. She was found beheaded at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo, N.Y., suburb of Orchard Park. Here the couple appears in an undated photo.(Note: Please disable your pop-up blocker)
Hassan was arrested Thursday.
His wife filed for divorce January 6, and police had responded to several domestic violence calls at the couple's home, Benz said.
Hassan went directly to the police station after his wife's death and confessed to killing her, Benz told CNN. Benz declined to give further details.
He had two children, 4 and 6, with his wife. He had two other children, 17 and 18, from his previous marriage.
He launched Bridges TV, billed as the first English-language cable channel targeting Muslims inside the United States, in 2004. At the time, Hassan said he hoped the network would balance negative portrayals of Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The station's staff is "deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of Aasiya Hassan and the subsequent arrest of Muzzammil Hassan," a statement from Bridges TV said.
"Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the families of the victim," the statement said.
Bitch2 : He stated he was trying to balance negative portrayals of Muslims after the 9/11 attacks. He just proved that he's nothing but another dirty MUSLIM ARAB
Bitch1 says............. When i saw these pics and video's when they happened i almost threw up before beginning my tour..........
Alot of people have to wake up about a few things............. This was an "honor killing"......... Dishonor a man of Muslim faith and their religion, they readily kill you, in their countries............ It is happening here in the US as well. Unfortunately we are coding it as "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE"........... It shouldn't be coded and reported like this........ IT IS A HATE CRIME......... Father's have stabbed their daughters to death because of who they dated outside of the faith, or something as simple as wearing western garb.......... This is extremist at its worst........... We need to ammend some laws, to prosecute these fringe lunatic morons. This isnt a simple murder, (if there is such a thing), this is far beyond that. Religious persecution/murder............. Stop the slaughter of innocent women that believe in God, whatever God that is, but are being enlightened to know that they are FREE, free to think, free to feel, free to have a voice, and free to CHOSE................. Have you ever seen a wet Bhurka contest??????? Didn't think so!!!
Secondly, this TV SHOW was a sham to funnel money to the extremist that are fighting our country and other countries.........They are popping up all over America, basically a shell game of money, and a front, like the mob puts up to LAUNDER MONEY........... Lets cut the crap here............
There are good Muslim's, ones that believe in their God.........There are extremists........... And unfortunately they out weigh the normal law abiding citizens of Muslim belief............. And day after day they are recruiting more and more to their extreme, murderess ways............. So look sideways at alot of people out there on the streets, take notice of your local liquor store, 7-11, and neighbor's. Watch the woman in the Muslim households, they could possibly be the next beheaded one........... Be an American and stretch out your hand to those of ANY group that are victims of domestic violence and religious oppression.......... They need you........... Peace Out
A 62-year-old Chicago firefighter has been charged with selling cocaine to a worker in the Department of Water Management, which was at the center of a 2005 heroin-trafficking scandal.
Fire engineer Ruben Santiago has been placed on an unpaid leave of absence after being charged Thursday with manufacture, delivery and possession of more than 15 grams of cocaine.
Waldemar Cruz, a 63-year-old Water Management rate taker who allegedly bought drugs from Santiago, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. His employment status was not known.
The alleged drug deal between two city employees in their 60s allegedly took place in the inner drive of Humboldt Park.
Officers from the Chicago Police Department's gang enforcement unit conducting surveillance in response to complaints of narcotics sales in Humboldt Park reportedly observed the hand-to-hand transaction.
After the 2 p.m. street sale, Santiago allegedly got into his personal vehicle and threw drugs on the ground after being stopped by police. Cruz was also driving his personal car, sources said.
"At this time, there is no indication that anything illegal was done on city time. However, the conduct alleged clearly violates the oath taken to protect life," said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
In 2005, a Water Management hoisting engineer who served as a deputy voter registrar for the Hispanic Democratic Organization was accused of heading the Chicago arm of a Colombia heroin-trafficking ring. George A. Prado was arrested along with two other city employees.
Santiago's arrest marks the latest in a series of black eyes for the Chicago Fire Department.
Bitch 2 : But Their our Heroes! This cant be the police must have planted the drugs