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Ridgewood couple charged for downloading, watching child porn videos: DA

| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

The couple that watches child porn together goes to jail together.

Detectives charged a husband and wife from Ridgewood on Thursday with downloading videos of children involved in sexual activity which they allegedly watched together on their television, prosecutors said.

George Slavescu, 49, and Ioana Pricope-Slavescu, 35, were booked on multiple counts of promoting and possessing a sexual performance by a child. They face between four and seven years behind bars if convicted.

Through an investigation that the NYPD Vice Major Case Team conducted, police linked an IP (Internet protocol) address belonging to George Slavescu to a peer-to-peer network in which images and videos of child pornography were known to be shared, according to authorities. Detectives determined that, on Aug. 8, Slavescu downloaded a video depicting a girl between 8 and 11 years of age performing an oral sexual act on a male.

In monitoring the network the following day, prosecutors noted, they found a list of files that Slavescu shared and downloaded showing young girls, some believed to be less than 12 years old, involved in sexual acts with adults. Police downloaded from Slavescu’s online account two additional child porn videos between Aug. 7 and Aug. 20, one of which involved a boy between 3 and 4 years old.

Police executed a court-authorized search of the Slavescus’ 67th Street home on Thursday and seized a computer tower found to contain hundreds of videos and photos of children involved in sexual acts.

During questioning, according to the criminal complaint, George Slavescu allegedly admitted to downloading more than a thousand files of child pornography and admitted to pleasuring himself while viewing them. Ioana Pricope-Slavescu also allegedly told detectives that she joined her husband in watching child porn on their television, which was hooked up to the computer.

“The Internet has replaced the proverbial back alley as the place where purveyors of child pornography gather to share their vile and disturbing videos and photographs of young children being sexually abused,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in a statement. “Perhaps what is most shocking, as alleged in this case, is that the husband and wife defendants could consider viewing such disturbing imagery as family entertainment.”


Plainclothes officer shoots man in Queens Village

| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com


Plainclothes officer shoots man in Queens Village

A plainclothes officer shot a man who pointed a gun at him inQueensVillageyesterday, law enforcement sources said.

The 30-year-old man was wanted in connection with a shooting that took place earlier this month and his gun was recovered at the scene, cops said.

A spokesman for the Fire Department — which transported the shot suspect to NorthShoreHospital— said he had been shot in the back.

Read More: New York Post


Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman’s lawyers work to get him released

All eyes were on Sanford, Fla., on Saturday as accused murderer George Zimmerman’s attorney made arrangements to get his client out of jail.

Attorney Mark O’Mara, who is representing the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of gunning down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, spent about an hour in a courtroom and didn’t speak to reporters when he left.

Zimmerman was set to be released on $150,000 bail.

Read More: Daily News
Colombian authorities investigating whether women in Secret Service scandal were underage
Colombian authorities are probing whether any of the women involved in the prostitution scandal that’s cost six Secret Service agents their jobs were underage, according to a new report.

Investigators from the Colombian attorney general’s office have talked to employees of the Hotel Caribe, where the agents were staying, and have questioned the taxi driver who drove home Dania Suarez, the hooker at the center of the scandal, a Colombian government official told McClatchy Newspapers.

Read More: New York Post


Man dies after being found bleeding in stairwell of midtown nightclub

A 27-year-old man died early Saturday, just hours after he was found bleeding in the stairwell of a sleek midtown nightclub, police sources said.

A waitress found the unidentified man slouched on the stairs near a second-floor entrance inside District 36 onW. 36th St.nearFifth Ave.about 3 a.m., the sources said.

The man, who was bleeding from his mouth and was missing several teeth, was taken outside, where police found him a few minutes later, sources said.

Read More: Daily News


Etan Patz case: Identifying remains are ‘do-able’ say experts

Identifying the long-lost remains of little Etan Patz is “do-able” — if any human remains are ever found in the SoHo site, according to one expert.

Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, speaking at the building where investigators were digging for the boy’s body, cited advances in DNA study as one reason for optimism in identification if anything is found.

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Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July: FBI
For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.

Read More: Daily News
Elex ‘bribe’ staffer is out

A city Board of Elections employee caught on tape soliciting a $25,000 “finder’s fee” from a voting-machine company three years ago has resigned, The Post has learned.

Officials said Stephen Graves, a $66,392-a-year systems analyst, submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday.

He also intends to take a leave of absence from his post as first vice chairman of the Queens GOP.

Read More: New York Post


Hollis community leaders aim to take back abandoned buildings

Hollis community leaders aim to take back abandoned buildings

Next to the scores of children enjoying recess atRenaissanceMiddle School’s playground is a brick wasteland that stretches for two blocks in Hollis.

In most of the dilapidated buildings — on one side ofHollis Ave.between202nd St.and204th St.— the windows are boarded up, shattered or cracked. Some have crumbling front steps. Others have walls cracked to their foundation. Weeds have taken over lawns and sidewalks, and trash is strewn in the back yards.

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JFK bird-strike ‘soar’ point

Wildlife strikes are up atKennedyAirportover the last three years as bureaucrats debate how to protect planes from birds at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge next door.

FAA data show Kennedy planes smacked into birds, rabbits and other wildlife 257 times in 2011, a 17 percent increase over 2010 and a 55 percent increase over 2009.

In the most recent incident at Kennedy, birds crippled the right engine of a Los Angeles-bound Delta jet as it took off Thursday, endangering the lives of 179 passengers and crew.

Read More: New York Post

A celebration of consistency. A legacy of insight.

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

By Jeffrey Gitomer

This is the 20th anniversary of my first column. Sales Moves first appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal on March 23, 1992. The column was an instant success. It soon found its way to Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, and a bunch of other cities. My column has appeared in more than 250 publications.

Mark Ethridge, then-publisher of the Charlotte Business Journal, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and my good friend and supporter, said that publishing Sales Moves was his most impactful marketing decision of 1992.

It was the turning point in my career.

As a result of the column’s publication, people began to call from all over the country, and still do every day. Newspapers called wanting to publish the column. Readers called to thank me for helping them make sales. I found out that salespeople were hanging my weekly article on the wall in their offices. They were copying the column and passing it around. They were mailing it to friends and coworkers in other cities. They were using the column to lead sales meetings.

All of that occurred before the Internet. Times, and publishing strategies, have changed. Drastically. So have lots of sales strategies. This writing is strategic for you to understand what is NOW, and what you have to do to be prepared for NEXT.

Think about the early days of URL registration. What kind of fortune could you have made if you had jumped on it? Did you? Many people waited. Too long. How long did you wait? I was astute enough to get my family name, “Gitomer.com.” You?

I have been writing for 20 years. For that same amount of time, I have asked you to write with me. I know what writing does because I live the essence of it. In 1992 you had to rely on print media. Now, you’re your own publishing house. There’s no reason for your voice to be muted, and (through search engines and social media) it has every opportunity to be found.

If you’re old enough to have been in the working world 20 years ago, you have seen many evolutions: cell phone, computer, laptop, software, Internet, e-mail, wireless connection, the rise and fall of CompuServe and AOL, car phones (remember them?) and the rise of China to name a few.

The list below is not a “to do” list. It’s a “to understand” first and to make a (flexible) plan of action second list. To take consistent, deliberate actions to create your own success. These are imperatives for “the now” and the near future. Imperatives are not optional.

Here are the imperatives of success for 2012 – and the next 20 years:

1. THINK. Set aside time to understand and see the big picture, and how you fit into it. Alongside of your “to do” list, create a longer list of “to become.” That’s where thinking comes from. KEY POINT OF UNDERSTANDING: Document as you think. Don’t let thoughts and ideas escape. Ever.

2. ALLOCATE TIME. Time management is passé. Allocate productive use for each hour of the day. Time management is a waste of time, has no finite measurement, and is confusing. Time allocation says: there are 24 hours in the day. And asks: how will you invest each one of them? Once you realize you need an hour to make follow-ups, an hour to answer e-mails, an hour to do business social media, and so on – you now understand where your day goes. There is flexibility to go on appointments, attend meetings, and be with your family – but “allocation” is a word that resonates and a concept you can control.

3. ATTRACT. Getting customers to call you is the real key to convert selling to buying. Writing with valuable messages creates attraction (not sitting on a couch manifesting). NOTE WELL: Please don’t confuse this with “prospecting” or “cold calling” – those elements of selling are over. You repel with cold call sales messages that interrupt others. You attract with consistent value messages.

4. ENGAGE. The step after attract is engage. I got you here. Can I keep you here? Why would I want to read, or get involved, or buy? Those answers will lead you to sales. Maybe you need to ask the last ten people that bought.

5. CONNECT. I may buy, but it may be transactional. Is there any reason to stay connected with you? I don’t know your reasons, but I know mine. My customers (like you) want more now and next knowledge. My customers want stuff about them and their success. Yours?

Yikes! I’m out of space. To be continued with the rest of the now and soon imperatives. This full two-part article will be prominently displayed on my web site. Stay tuned – and thank you for your loyalty.

Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The Sales Bible, Customer Satisfaction is Worthless Customer Loyalty is Priceless, The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Red Book of Sales Answers, The Little Black Book of Connections, The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude, The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way, The Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching, The Little Teal Book of Trust, The Little Book of Leadership, and Social BOOM! His website, www.gitomer.com, will lead you to more information about training and seminars, or email him personally at salesman@gitomer.com.

 © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Don’t even think about reproducing this document

without written permission from Jeffrey H. Gitomer and Buy Gitomer. 704/333-1112