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Monday, November 27, 2006

Rapist's Escape Symptomatic of Greater Problem W/In Police

The escape of serial rapist, Ben Sela, is one of the reasons why I do NOT want to work with the Police Force the way it is now. That there was no special unit, no special treatment given to this extreme criminal is a symptom of the bigger problems that exist within the country's law enforcement. A police force is not made to deal with terrorism and security issues. That's the army's job. However, this police force has been forced to do the job of others' on top of their regular job. Unfortunately, terrorism became the police's regular job for years. Now that they're supposed to go back to taking care of "every day" crimes and murders, they have no idea what they're doing or how they're supposed to do it. It will take years to rectify this problem, not including any time loss in the case that they're asked to make terrorism their number one priority again. Take a look at how this guy managed to get out. Also, you should know that no special programming has been launched by the police in order to warn the public of the danger they face with this monster on the loose. They have held no press conference or any special news cast in order to update citizens and give them even the most minor cautionary instructions to keep themselves safe. This is why I don't want to join them. It's such a shame. I know I would have been damn good at it. READ THE REST...

Karadi not quitting despite Sela snafus

Police on Monday morning expanded the search for escaped serial rapist Benny Sela to Gush Tel Monde following a call from a local resident who claimed he knew Sela and had seen him in the area.

The resident said that he recognized the serial rapist because he let an apartment to him before his arrest.

Police were searching the surrounding orchards and settlements.

Meanwhile, Israel Police Chief Insp.-Gen. Moshe Karadi told Army Radio on Sunday morning that despite the failures that led to Sela's escape, he had no intention of resigning.

One of those failures, Karadi added, was the inadequacy of the police escort.

"The prisoner was supposed to be handcuffed on his feet, as well, and was supposed to be escorted by a larger number of police, since the policemen who went didn't know that they were going to escort Benny Sela, so they went with a smaller number of police than what was needed," Karadi said.

On Sunday, police remained frustrated in their search for the escaped rapist as an independent commission began its own investigation, trying to uncover how a chain of critical errors enabled the 34-year-old to flee police custody.

As they held their first meeting, alarming details were revealed that only served to emphasize the complicated job that lies ahead.

The commission was established hours after Sela's escape Friday morning, when Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter pulled rank on Karadi and announced the creation of the panel to look into how Sela managed to escape police guards after receiving a summons to a nonexistent court hearing in Tel Aviv.

The ensuing manhunt - the largest criminal manhunt in Israel's history - has cost the public more than NIS 4 million, and Sela's escape has alarmed women throughout the country who fear the serial rapist could strike again.
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police investigators confirmed that due to a mistake by a court secretary, Sela was in fact scheduled for a hearing at the Tel Aviv Labor Court on Friday - a day on which hearings are not held. Initial evidence indicated the secretary realized the mistake after printing out the summons and canceled the appointment, but that the summons had already been sent.

Courts Administration spokeswoman Rivka Aharoni said Sunday that the Prisons Service should have noticed that the summons was incomplete and phoned the court, at which point they would have been informed that the summons was a mistake.

A second embarrassing detail was reported by Channel 1 late Sunday night - the Prisoner Escort Unit that was responsible for Sela when he escaped had already been cited for corruption and bad management.

According to the report, 15 policemen in the unit are under investigation for allegedly running - together with known criminals - a "pirate bank," and as early as eight weeks ago, Tel Aviv District Commander Cmdr. David Tzur had ordered the unit's commander to leave his position. But two months later, the unit is facing harsh criticism for its performance on Friday, and the commander remains in place.

At least 10 prisoners have escaped custody in 2006, and Tel Aviv has already had at least two recent cases in which suspects have fled police detention, although in both earlier cases, the suspects were apprehended a short time later.
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There is no minimum sentencing for rapists in this country. For the conviction of raping 14 women, he should have received life in prison. The system needs to be changed.


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20 Comments:

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Cosmic X said...

The whole Benny Sela escape is what we call a real fashla. I told my wife to make sure to keep all of the doors locked.

Off topic: Here's the link to Machon Ora that you asked for:

http://www.machonmeir.org.il/hebrew/page.asp?id=13

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger tafka PP said...

Life would be nice: I think 7 years is the highest sentence ever received for a sex crime here. Cheery.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Cosmic, thanks a lot. I'll look it up.
-OC

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Behemoth101 said...

Meanwhile your Israeli president rapist-in-chief is still on the loose.

You know, you have a point with this law enforcement bit. Maybe if Israel stuck to policing its OWN people, it wouldn't be in such a terrific mess!

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Behemoth, just like in the United States, we have this little thing. It's called INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. I don't know. Maybe, you've heard of it. The President hasn't been indicted yet, not has he been CONVICTED of anything. So, why don't you do yourself a favor and take a crash course in judgment and law. Actually, just get an education. Unfortunately, others spend so much time trying to KILL and DESTROY us that policing our own people becomes a bit of a problem.
-OC

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Behemoth101 said...

Boo hoo, poor Israel... it can afford to worry about the possibility of rapists... in Palestine, rape is a certainty with your oversexed idolatrous Israeli soldiers on the loose.

Talk about 'guilty until proven innocent':

The policy of imprisoning Palestinians on an erratic and add hoc basis is a carefully thought out and concentrated policy perused by the by the State of Israel. Israel has used this method since its forceful inception as a state in the Middle East in 1948. Since the 1967 war, Israel has detained up to 650,000 Palestinians, and since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising in September 2000, 35,000 Palestinians have been arrested, including a stunning 3,000 Palestinian children.

Today there are about 8,000 Palestinian prisoners being held without a fair trial, of which are 128 female prisoners and 312 child prisoners.


Don't dare talk to me about judgement - your country is the LAND of arbitrary judgement.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Behemoth, I will address you accusations later today. They are totally without merit, and, again, you make accusations with no proof. It's so pathetic and disgusting. Behemoth, you are once again on the verge of being kicked out of my blog. I will not tolerate your baseless accusations and name calling one minute more. If you can't bring proof to back up your claims, stop commenting. Honestly, you are the prime example of how far gone the American education system is.
-OC

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Oleh Yahshan said...

Behemoth,

First, as for the "poor" Palestinians in prison, although what you say there is 100% true it is also just as irrelevant. The Status of the Pal. prisoners is a completely different topic.

As for your Statement about the Israeli soldier Rapists - I will repeat what I wrote to you about the Arnona in Jerusalem - Either A. you believe this to be true and in that case you are dumber than I thought or B. you are just witting to piss people off and I would prefer not to waste my time will those sorts of people.

In any event I will not waste my time discussing such subjects, I have better things to do with my time (just like I don't bother arguing with people who believe the world is Flat).

If you can't control your little, rather useless Statements, go find some other place to write them - stop wasting our E-Space and Time.

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Gert said...

BREAKING NEWS! EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!

"[...] although what you say there is 100% true [...]"

Wow, I'm flabbered: Olah actually agrees with an opponent! You feeling okay, dear?

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Gert, you're hilarious. Really! Keep your day job.
-OC

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Does it remind you of home (well, your other home), these "detainees without charge or trial"? I mean, it's just a touch Gitmo-ish, don't you think?

The Israeli/US alliance is looking more like the alliance between the Holy Land and the HOLY LAND everyday.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Oleh Yahshan said...

gert,

firsr of all I am feeling fine.. (not great). 2nd I don't think there is any argument that there are a lot of Pal. Prisoners being held without trial. The difference is that I see nothing wrong with that. We are at war, and during war time one takes prisoners, and holds them witout trial - They are called POWs. There are also those who are tried and they are sentenced under a court of Law. The rest are to be exchanged in Prisoner Exchanges - just like it is done in every other war in every other country.

If you have issues with this bring it up with the People sitting in Geneva - they wrote these laws not me!

OH ya and gert - Your perfect country - let's keep things in perspective - has NEVER held people without Trial - like maybe in this area maybe about 60 years ago!

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger Gert said...

"let's keep things in perspective - has NEVER held people without Trial"

Oh, it did, it did... but two wrongs don't make a right.

And my country, "perfect"? Don't make me break into palls of laughter: I nerver thought or said anything of the sort. Being internally critical is my strong suit, not yours... ("moral relativism" and all that).

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Gert, don't break your ribs in that laughter. I take it you didn't actually read the piece, just Behemoth's comments. In case you hadn't noticed, this ENTIRE ARTICLE is internally critical. So, please get over yourself, and like Behemoth, try to refrain from name calling and baseless accusations.

Second, it's NOT two wrongs. It's international law. There is absolutely nothing wrong with holding people as prisoners. Once again, go and read that funny thing called international law. Your humanitarian caring is so touching and oh so useless and oh so baseless given that you go on this rant of wrong and right without giving any sort of context what-so-ever. Tell me, gert and Behemoth for that, why were all these poor Palestinians were arrested? Here, I'll give you a multiple choice hint: a) Jay walking. b) speeding. c) voter fraud. d) none of the above.
-OC

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Behemoth101 said...

Ole/ah

Gert nailed you. Two wrongs do not make a right. I'm curious, does this expression even EXIST in Hebrew?!

You Zionofascists love to use postmodern concepts like moral relativism (e.g. your bizarre understanding of "international law") in order to justify a Jewish-Supremacist agenda. Stop pretending that it is anything but.

I proved my point by citing a well-researched article. What do you have to show for yourself? Bubkes. How does that reflect on your blogging skills?

You also compare Britain to a fictiously perfect standard (we call this a "counter-intuitive example" in law). That's funny, I thought Israel wasn't being held to perfect standards, as you said it yourself - you're just humans!

Your patent inconsistency means that clearly, you have abandoned reality for the convenience of unclever sophistry.

My advice to both of you is to open your eyes to the sheer figures and scale of Israel's crimes against humanity. They are of genocidal proportions. You said it yourself, Olah, when you agreed on the amounts of prisoners. Yes, prisoners are not the most sympathetic of people. But children?! Have you ever dealt with children before?!

Jews deserve a place to live, but only as far as they EARN their stay through peace.

Racist hegemony is not a peaceful philosophy. Your philosophy is FACTIOUS, and as the American Federalists (of whom your favorite Republican party is quite fond) say, faction is against the aggregate and long-term interests of ALL the people.

Jews AND everyone else are harmed by divisiveness. Look what it has done to your country. Why is Israel still "at war" as you say? Faction. And faction starts at home.

 
At 3:43 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Behemoth, did you actually write anything of content? Because all I read was blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I noticed that you ignored the rape accusations that you made 2 comments ago. You're really wasting our time with this b.s. you keep writing. Your rhetoric is perfect. Genocide, Rape, War Crime, Crimes against humanity, and the other crap. You think if you just keep shouting the catch phrases, we'll take you seriously. You know what? I'm sick and tired of you wasting our time and cyber space with your useless garbage and lies. Behemoth, stop commenting. That was your final chance. You are hereby banned from commenting on this site. Any and all comments of yours from here on will be promptly erased. If you want to have lessons on commenting in a civilized manner, please speak to your friend Gert. While we may disagree with a lot of what he says, he has the common decency and intelligence to comment in a civilized and intelligent manner. You could learn something from him.
-OC

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Let me point this out: Behemoth isn't my friend. There's little in his "Zionofascist" discourse that I even remotely agree with.

But there is little you have done to refute what he writes, unless calling it "blah blah blah", "rhetoric", "b.s." and "useless garbage and lies" passes as rebuttal nowadays. That's neither a rational refutation nor a reasoned response and really is only a mild form of name-calling.

And banning people? You disagree with him (and so do I for the most part) but where was he abusive or offensive in the true sense of the word?

But its your blog...

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

gert, I called you two "friends" b/c you love to use each other's arguments and opinions and back each other up. As you are so pointedly doing now. You can also only make your defense of him stand up only if you have read every single comment he has made. Have you? If you haven't, I would hope that you wouldn't make a habit of defending some body without knowing all the fact before-hand.

In the end, you're right. It's MY and my HUSBAND'S blog. We can make whatever "crazy and "cooky" rules we like. This is NOT a democracy. However, given other site's rules and arbitrary regulations, asking for respect, refraining from name calling and baseless accusations, and only making claims with due proof and citations does NOT seem to be totally out of line for us to expect. If you don't agree, then don't institute those rules on your site. But, they are the rules here. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
-OC

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

You never asked any. You just accused, accused some more, name called, and never use legitimate sources. You did everything but ask questions. Questions denote a willingless to learn and listen to others and a desire to actually hear the answers. Don't you have anything better to do with your time? It's pathetic. These left-wing antics are so immature. I can tell what kind of education you're getting at SMU.
-OC

 
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