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809 Area Code

We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said ‘Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you- get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.’ Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809. We did not respond. Then this week, we received the following e-mail:

Do Not

DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON’T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809

This one is being distributed all over the US … This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.
Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc..

In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.
If you call from the U.S. , you will apparently be charged
$2425 per-minute.

Or, you’ll get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.
WHY IT WORKS:

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic .
The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That’s because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company.

You’ll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

Use The Bcc option on your email software, this helps stop spammers….  Copy and Paste into an email and send to everyone!

AT&T VERIFIES IT’S TRUE

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SNOPES VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:

1.

snopes.com: 809 Area Code Scam

Are callers lured into placing calls to the 809 area code charged large long-distance fees?  (Answer – Yes)

..809 Area Code Scam Scam: Unsuspecting phone customers are gulled into placing calls to area codes in the Caribbean that result in hefty charges….

…DON’T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809 This one is being distributed all over the US . This is pretty scary especially given the way they try to get you to call….

…Don’t respond to Emails, phone calls, or web pages which tell you to call an “809” Phone Number. This is a very important issue of Scam Busters! If they get you to respond, you pay a hefty price,

be aware of any strange 800 service number that shows up

on your caller ID device….

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Video: Protesters condemn fatal SF transit shooting

Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Three train stations were closed down during San Francisco’s evening commute as an estimated 100 people condemned the fatal shooting last week of a man by transit police.

The protesters gathered Monday on the same platform at the Civic Center/UN Plaza station where 45-year-old Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.

They chanted and held doors open to keep trains from leaving the station. Three stations were closed down at some point, but they have since reopened.

Hill was shot in the torso by officers who were responding to a report of a “wobbly drunk.” Authorities say he came at them with a knife.

The transit agency has been battling an image problem after a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black passenger on New Year’s Day 2009 at a station in Oakland, a killing that sparked widespread debate and prompted racial unrest in that city.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

Protest at Calif. Train Station…

Police One Website Article Comments:

Posted by Smeared1 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 07:24 AM Pacific
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I’m not surprised considering that this a city INFECTED with the liberal mental disease.

Posted by Perimeter101 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 06:41 AM Pacific
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San Fran–what a “Butthole” city. (No pun intended)

Posted by Robocop843 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 05:16 AM Pacific
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I bet most of these “protestors” would be the first ones to call 911 if the drunk was on their front lawn. Sheep, true sheep.

Posted by smd20 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 04:04 AM Pacific
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Lets take advantage of this lawsuit happy society and sue each protestor for discrimination. They are discriminating again BART police officers for a previous (accidental in that case) action committed by one person and are now applying it to every BART police officer regardless of the situation. Sounds like what they acuse us of doing when we stop a minority, so lets give them a taste of their own medicine.

Posted by blueironfist on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:37 PM Pacific
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Activists protesting the police in San Francisco, that’s nothing new. They hate the military, they hate law enforcement. Heck they probably hate firefighters too because they waste too much water and their fire trucks are not fuel efficient. All the sheepdogs in that entire area should pack up and let the smug liberals, who like to smell their own farts, fend for themselves.

Posted by 64cop on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 05:14 PM Pacific
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jcboston…..the assholes would probably be in the streets celebrating…in protest of course

Posted by jcboston69 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 04:44 PM Pacific
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I wonder how many of these assholes would be protesting if the cops didn’t draw and fire their weapons, but instead were killed by the maniac with the knife.
I’ll bet there would be some crickets at the protest site, but that’s about it.

Posted by BPDnarc on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:46 PM Pacific
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“BART needs a good case of the Blue Flu and let these passengers start getting raped and robbed”…..
AMEN.

Posted by BPDnarc on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:44 PM Pacific
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“Protesters condemn fatal SF transit shooting”
… of course they do, they are protesters. As opposed to what? “Protesters support fatal SF transit shooting”?

Posted by sjackson7114 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:41 PM Pacific
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Why am I not suprised that there are protesters. It is San Francisco after all.

Posted by 1tufcop on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 01:12 PM Pacific
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I’m sure when this drunk was urinating in public at the BART station and acting like an asshole these same people had lots of sympathy for him. I feel for this PD, it’ll get worse before it gets better…..

Posted by Mavryk on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:17 AM Pacific
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People are fickle and sad at times…..it has been stated the suspect charged at the officers with a knife and was stopped. Those folks protesting are sad because when they are calling 9-1-1 for help, they do not want an officer that is going to reason with a suspect who will harm them, they want an aggressive officer who will stop the threat period.

Posted by jcboston69 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:12 AM Pacific
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Disband the dept and let the morons fend for themselves in the depths.

Posted by kas9kas on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:44 AM Pacific
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Even the Associated Press is feeding the people. “Charles Hill was SLAIN July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.” Since when do we report that Police Officers “Slay” suspects. BART.needs a good case of the Blue Flu and let these passengers start getting raped and robbed. That shooting was a text book case of self defense. I feel sorry for BART Officers. They will be under the gun until they get a chief who will stand up for them and blast the papers, protesters, & politicians who think police work is pretty. Good luck BART. I would be careful that your not the next officer that’s gets thrown under the bus to appease the public. Stay safe…

Posted by kd303 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:27 AM Pacific
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Some communities have better coppers than they deserve. The Bay Area is starting to look like one of those communities.
Be safe, brothers and sisters.

Posted by deputyboo on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:04 AM Pacific
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It is very simple do not go after the Police with a knife and you will not get shot. As for the protesters arrest them all.

Three Clemmons associates found guilty

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A Pierce County jury convicted three associates of Lakewood police shooter Maurice Clemmons for crimes that happened while he was on the run last year, but acquitted Clemmons’ brother, Rickey Hinton.

 

By Jonathan Martin

Seattle Times staff reporter

A Pierce County jury convicted three associates of Lakewood police shooter Maurice Clemmons for crimes that happened while he was on the run last year, but acquitted Clemmons’ brother, Rickey Hinton.

After three days of deliberations, the jury had a nuanced view of the charges, acquitting one defendant, Doug Davis, of rendering criminal assistance to Clemmons, but convicting him of handling a gun stolen from one of the slain officers.

Two other defendants, Clemmons’ aunt, Letrecia Nelson, 53, and his cousin, Eddie Davis, 21, were convicted of all charges.

Because the jury found special circumstances, Pierce County prosecutors may seek the maximum sentences against Nelson and the Davises.

Although Doug Davis was acquitted of one charge, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said his office will seek the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for handling the gun Clemmons stole from an officer.

Eddie Davis faces up to 20 years in prison and Nelson faces up to 15 years. Both Davises are convicted felons.

Hinton sat stone faced as he was acquitted and arrangements were made to let him walk free after a year in jail.

Lakewood police Chief Bret Farrar shook his head.

“The important thing is five of the seven people who helped Maurice Clemmons have been held accountable,” Lindquist said.

Jonathan Martin: 206-464-2605 or jmartin@seattletimes.com

 

 




Clemmons’ cousin testifies against mom in cop slayings

The bill came due Tuesday for a woman who avoided prosecution by agreeing to testify against four people, including her mother, accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers last year.

ADAM LYNN; STAFF WRITER

 

The bill came due Tuesday for a woman who avoided prosecution by agreeing to testify against four people, including her mother, accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers last year.

Cicely Clemmons, a cousin of the notorious cop killer, took the stand in Pierce County Superior Court as a state’s witness in the trial of Rickey Hinton, Eddie Lee Davis, Douglas Edward Davis and Letrecia Nelson.

The relatives and associates of Maurice Clemmons are charged with rendering criminal assistance for allegedly providing transportation and medical aid to Clemmons and hindering police. They’ve pleaded not guilty.

It was an unpleasant morning for Cicely Clemmons, a 33-year-old Renton resident.

Relatives and friends of the four slain officers watched her expectantly from the gallery. The defendants wore looks of disgust during much of her testimony. A TV camera caught her every move.

Then there was the barrage of questions posed by deputy prosecutor Kevin McCann and the four-attorney defense team, which took every opportunity to point out for the jury her previous lies and inconsistencies, and there were many.

In the end, it was difficult to tell which side she helped.

It was clear the experience laid her low. At the lunch break, she left the courtroom under the glare of her mother, Nelson, hurried down the hall, sat on a bench and cried.

Cicely Clemmons is one of the prosecution’s key witnesses.

Three days before the Nov. 29, 2009, shooting, she was at a Thanksgiving dinner where Maurice Clemmons unleashed a disturbing rant in which he threatened to kill police, schoolchildren and others, Cicely Clemmons testified.

She, her mother, Douglas Davis and Maurice Clemmons’ suspected getaway driver, Dorcus Allen, were present during the tirade, Cicely Clemmons testified.

“He kept going on and on about how he hated police,” she said. “He said he was going to kill the police. It hurt my heart.”

Cicely Clemmons also was present in the Pacific house she then shared with her mother when Maurice Clemmons and the Davises showed up at the door the morning of Nov. 29.

About an hour before, Clemmons had shot and killed Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens in a Parkland coffee shop. Richards shot Clemmons in a struggle over the officer’s gun, but Clemmons survived.

Maurice Clemmons said he’d shot four cops and been shot himself and demanded fresh clothes, money and car keys, Cicely Clemmons testified.

Under questioning from deputy prosecutor Kevin McCann, Clemmons explained that she stayed in bed for the first 10 or 15 minutes the men were in the house.

When she came out of her room, she testified, Maurice Clemmons was wearing a shirt she thought belonged to an uncle who stored clothes in the home and that there was a wet spot on the carpeting and the smell of cleaning products in the air.

Prosecutors allege Maurice Clemmons bled on the floor while at his aunt’s home and that Nelson cleaned it up to destroy evidence. They contend she also gave her nephew clean clothes and helped him bind his wound.

Cicely Clemmons further testified that Eddie Davis retrieved from the kitchen counter a bag she assumed held a gun and handed it to Maurice Clemmons when he said he was ready to leave.

Prosecutors contend that alleged action by Davis constituted rendering criminal assistance to a wanted fugitive and also violated Davis’ prohibition from handling guns. He’s a convicted felon.

Cicely Clemmons also testified she gave keys to her car to Eddie Davis and provided Maurice Clemmons with $60 from her wallet. Prosecutors contend either Eddie Davis or Douglas Davis drove that car to the Auburn Super Mall to help Maurice Clemmons escape.

She said she later lied to police on two occasions about her involvement in the case but then came clean after learning her cousin was dead. A Seattle police officer shot Maurice Clemmons dead Dec. 1.

Cicely Clemmons told jurors she was afraid of her cousin but also wanted to help him. The two had been close.

When he left her house that day, Maurice Clemmons told those assembled that he wasn’t done, Cicely Clemmons testified.

McCann asked her what she thought he meant.

“That he was going to kill more officers,” she said.

During cross-examination, defense attorneys Philip Thornton, John O’Melveny, Kent Underwood and Keith MacFie pounded Cicely Clemmons on the lies she originally told police and the fact she avoided being charged by turning state’s evidence.

O’Melveny pointed out instances where she lied to cops about everything from when she got out of bed the morning of Nov. 29 to whether the Davises and Maurice Clemmons left the Pacific house in one car or two.

She told police at one point that the men left in one car but testified on the stand they left in two.

“Why would you lie about something like that?” O’Melveny asked.

Clemmons said she didn’t have an answer.

Thornton and Underwood elicited testimony from Clemmons about her cousin’s deteriorating mental state in the summer and fall of 2009. She testified he seemed to be losing his touch with reality, saying he was Jesus Christ and invincible.

Both attorneys contend Clemmons’ mental state influenced their clients’ decision-making on the day of the massacre.

MacFie asked Cicely Clemmons repeatedly about what she saw her mother do the morning of Nov. 29.

Did she see Nelson clean up anything on the floor? Did she see Nelson retrieve clothing for Maurice Clemmons? Did her mother get a bag from the closet for Maurice Clemmons to store a gun?

“No,” Cicely Clemmons answered to each query.

Underwood took a similar tack regarding Douglas Davis. Cicely Clemmons testified she didn’t see him do anything to help Maurice Clemmons.

“He was just present, right?” Underwood asked.

“Yes,” Cicely Clemmons responded.

At one point, MacFie suggested Nelson was shaking from fright while Maurice Clemmons was in her house making demands. Cicely Clemmons agreed she was.

Toward the end of his cross-examination, Thornton fired a series of questions at Clemmons, all aimed at tainting her credibility.

“Ms. Clemmons, have you ever been arrested for your lies?”

“No.”

“Have you ever been arrested for giving Maurice Clemmons $60?”

“No.”

“Have you ever been arrested for giving Maurice Clemmons your car keys?”

“No.”

“Hmmm. I don’t have any further questions.”

Testimony is expected to continue today.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644
adam.lynn@thenewstribune.com
blog.thenewstribune.com/crime

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Jury gets earful on alleged Clemmons associates

Deputy prosecutor Stephen Penner on Monday reminded a Pierce County jury it was nearly a year ago that a gunman shot four Lakewood police officers to death – an occasion he said was of a kind where people remembered where they were when they heard the news.

ADAM LYNN; STAFF WRITER

PETER HALEY   staff photographer Four associates of cop-killer Maurice Clemmons facing charges of first-degree rendering criminal assistance appear with their attorneys in a pretrial hearing in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday morning, October 28, 2010. Clockwise from top left they are Eddie Lee Davis, Letrecia Nelson, Rickey Hinton, and Douglas Edward Davis. Peter Haley / Staff photographer

PETER HALEY staff photographer Four associates of cop-killer Maurice Clemmons facing charges of first-degree rendering criminal assistance appear with their attorneys in a pretrial hearing in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday morning, October 28, 2010. Clockwise from top left they are Eddie Lee Davis, Letrecia Nelson, Rickey Hinton, and Douglas Edward Davis. Peter Haley / Staff photographer

Deputy prosecutor Stephen Penner on Monday reminded a Pierce County jury it was nearly a year ago that a gunman shot four Lakewood police officers to death – an occasion he said was of a kind where people remembered where they were when they heard the news.

Penner reminded jurors of the fear that permeated the community as the shooter, Maurice Clemmons, remained on the loose for more than 40 hours after the shooting before being killed by a Seattle police officer.

He also reminded them that many people were in disbelief when they learned someone was helping Clemmons as he fled an army of law enforcement officers intent on tracking him down.

“We all wondered who would help this guy?” Penner said during his opening statement in the trial of four associates and relatives accused of aiding Clemmons in the aftermath of the massacre inside the Parkland Forza coffee shop.

“The answer is these defendants.”

Prosecutors have charged Clemmons’ half brother, Rickey Hinton, 47; Eddie Lee Davis, 21; Douglas Edward Davis, 23; and Letrecia Nelson, 53; with various counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance for allegedly helping Clemmons after the Nov. 29 shooting. The Davises and Nelson also face weapons charges.

All have pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors contend the four knew Clemmons had shot Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens on Nov. 29 but helped him anyway.

Penner said Nelson, Clemmons’ aunt, told her daughter, “It ain’t right, but it’s family.”

Attorneys for Hinton and Douglas Davis said during their opening statements that it’s wrong to portray their clients as cop haters who intended to delay Clemmons’ capture.

Hinton is accused of providing keys to a car used to carry Clemmons out of Tacoma after the shooting, deleting calls from Clemmons from his cell phone and lying to police.

Douglas Davis is accused of helping to drive Clemmons out of Tacoma and providing other aid.

Hinton’s attorney, Philip Thornton, told jurors his client loved Clemmons but had become concerned about his mental health in the months before the massacre and wanted nothing to do with him when he came home the morning of Nov. 29 claiming to have been shot.

Clemmons had developed delusions of grandeur and been in and out of jail before the shooting, Thornton said.

“He wanted people to call him Jesus,” the defense attorney said.

Hinton provided keys to a car but didn’t know Clemmons had killed anybody when he did so, Thornton said.

Thornton also told jurors his client admits having his grandson delete information regarding Clemmons from his cell phone, but his intent was not to destroy potential evidence.

He did so, Thornton said, because he didn’t want to be able to call Clemmons any more after that morning. He sensed his brother was in trouble and didn’t want to get dragged into it, said the defense attorney, adding that Hinton had not memorized Clemmons’ phone number.

“It’s not enough to help a criminal,” Thornton said. “You have to do it with the intent to delay, hinder the apprehension of a person you know has committed a Class A felony: murder.

“The evidence will show Rickey Hinton … didn’t know.”

Douglas Davis’ attorney, Kent Underwood, portrayed his client as a hanger-on who feared Clemmons.

“Douglas Davis was present, and that was it,” Underwood said of his client’s actions after the shooting. “He knew if he denied Maurice Clemmons anything he wanted, he would be next.”

His client, too, noticed a deterioration in Clemmons’ mental health in the months before the shooting, the defense attorney said.

“Maurice Clemmons ran through the neighborhood naked,” Underwood said.

Attorneys for Eddie Davis and Letrecia Nelson did not make opening statements Monday. They reserved their right to make statements when they begin the defense case later in the trial.

Testimony is expected to take a month or more.

Witnesses Monday afternoon included Renninger’s widow, Kim.

It is the second jury trial to stem from the shooting. Earlier this year, a jury convicted Clemmons’ sister, LaTanya Clemmons, of rendering criminal assistance to her brother’s alleged getaway driver.

Quiana M. Williams, an acquaintance of Maurice Clemmons, also pleaded guilty earlier this year to helping Clemmons.

Both women were sentenced to five years in prison.

Suspected getaway driver Dorcus Allen is charged as an accomplice with four counts of aggravated first- degree murder. He’s pleaded not guilty and is to go to trial next year.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644
adam.lynn@thenewstribune.com
blog.thenewstribune.com/crime

 

 

Judge defers decision on moving trial of alleged Clemmons’ assistant ………

Rickey Hinton contends he can’t get a fair trial in Pierce County.

SEAN ROBINSON; STAFF WRITER

 

Rickey Hinton contends he can’t get a fair trial in Pierce County.

He’ll have to wait for jury selection to prove it, a judge decided Wednesday.

Hinton, 47, is charged with rendering criminal assistance to Maurice Clemmons, who shot and killed four Lakewood police officers last November. His trial is set for Oct. 28.

Hinton and four co-defendants are part of the so-called “Clemmons Seven,” a group of relatives and friends accused of helping Clemmons in his three-day flight from a police manhunt.

Wednesday, defense attorneys argued that media coverage of the shootings, pretrial publicity and political self-promotion by prosecutors justified moving the case to another county.

The argument included copies of campaign brochures from Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, who is seeking re-election, and deputy prosecutor Kevin McCann, who is running for District Court judge. Both brochures referred to efforts to prosecute “The Clemmons Seven.”

McCann and deputy prosecutor Stephen Penner filed counter-arguments noting media coverage and publicity did not meet the legal standard for moving the trial. They cited the example of Clemmons’ sister, LaTanya Clemmons convicted earlier this year of rendering criminal assistance. Her jury trial was held in Pierce County.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend deferred a decision on the issue, opting to wait for jury selection to measure the difficulty.

Pretrial arguments in Hinton’s case will continue today. Arend will rule on a question of aggravating factors tied to charges against Hinton, and the admissibility of his statements to police.

Sean Robinson: 253-597-8486
sean.robinson@thenewstribune.com

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