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'You ain’t ready for HMP': Driver who killed 85-year-old posts bragging video from inside prison just days into jail term

A driver who killed an 85-year-old grandfather while racing at 'insane speeds' has brazenly posted a boastful video from prison , just days after being jailed.
Kamran Raja, who is serving a 10 year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving , appears to be goading another man by saying: "You ain't ready for HMP."
Raja, 37, is surrounded by other inmates in the footage, which was uploaded from inside HMP Birmihgham. Many of them have their faces covered, the Birmingham Mail reports.
He was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court last week after admitting causing the death of Edward Harris, who died after Raja's Audi Quatro crashed into him at around 80mph.
The granddad had been driving home from church when Raja ploughed into his Honda Jazz on the A4123 Wolverhampton Road in Warley last year.
The pensioner was rushed to hospital, but died of organ failure the day after the crash.
Just days into his sentence Raja has appeared in a mobile phone video posted on social media, where insults are seemingly aimed to another man.
Raja is surrounded by almost a dozen other inmates in the cell footage - many with their faces covered to hide their identity.
“Yo! You can chat the chat right, but when it comes to walk with us right, you ain’t got the capacity,” Raja is heard to say.
“You ain’t got clout. You ain’t ready for HMP!”

Staff at the G4S-run prison raided a cell after being made aware of the footage, as it is illegal for inmates to have mobile phones.
West Midlands Police has now launched an investigation.
Director at HMP Birmingham, Richard Stedman, said: “There is no place for mobile phones in prison. Following the search of a prisoner’s accommodation, a mobile phone was found, which has been passed as evidence to West Midlands Police, who are investigating.
“The HMPPS digital investigations team is working to get the content removed from social media.
“We will always work to seize prohibited items and cooperate with partners to take down media content uploaded illegally by prisoners. HMP Birmingham was the first prison to secure a conviction after a prisoner uploaded footage to a social media platform.”
Mr Harris died in the fatal crash which took place on the 40mph dual carriageway on April 2 in 2016.
During sentencing Judge Simon Ward branded personal trainer Raja a ‘dangerous’ and ‘selfish’ driver. He said: “Your driving was incredibly dangerous. Your driving record before this is appalling. It shows you are a selfish man.
“You drive fast cars, because you want to, with no insurance and no licence, and at insane speeds.”

Woman Says She'd Rather 'Sit in Jail for the Rest of Eternity' Than Remove Donald Trump Signs

A 75-year-old woman said she would prefer to find herself behind bars than take down her signs supporting President Donald Trump.
After authorities demanded that Rockland, Maine, resident Susan Reitman take down the signs in front of her property, she refused and said she’d rather go to jail than get rid of them, according to New England Cable News. Reitman refused to compromise her pride in the nation’s president, made evident by signs that read, “I love Trump” and “He Won, Get over it.”
“I was shocked,” she told the local television news outlet on Tuesday, expressing confusion over why authorities were allowed to ask her to remove the signs decorating her house. “This is my freedom of speech. People have a right to voice their opinion,” she said.
“If I have to sit in jail for the rest of eternity, that’s my choice,” Reitman added. “I guess I’m being stubborn … but I’m not going to back down from what I believe.”
The order to remove the signs came after a Rockland resident complained that Reitman’s signs were too large, according to Rockland Assistant Code Officer Bill Butler. The city ordinance says signs can’t be bigger than 2 square feet: Reitman’s signs are allegedly 3 feet by 2 feet.
“I admire your passion for our president. Truly, I do,” Butler wrote Monday in an email to Reitman, according to the Portland Press Herald. “However, we have received a complaint and I have to do my due diligence and I have determined your signs are not in compliance with the Rockland Code.”
Residents must apply for a permit if they wish to have a sign that exceeds the size restrictions. Residents then have the option to appeal if their request is denied. Reitman, however, insists that she did not know about the size limit and the city should allow her to keep the signs. Reitman wants the ordinance changed to allow for unrestricted free speech.
Authorities will fine her up to $1,000 a day after Friday if she does not remove the Trump signs. The city could file a land-use complaint in court.

‘Whites Only’ stickers placed on St. Louis restaurants in wake of violent protests — owners shocked

Owners of several St. Louis restaurants found “Whites Only” stickers placed on their establishments’ doors and windows Tuesday morning, StLToday reported — an act that’s left the proprietors disturbed.
“I was hit with a nasty surprise,” Qayum Mohammed, owner of Afghan restaurant Sameem, told the outlet. “I thought ‘Wow, that’s ignorant.'”
Mohammed was also concerned over why his establishment was targeted, StLToday said — until he learned that stickers were placed on at least three other restaurants in the Grove, a well-known and diverse entertainment district.
“I was very relieved,” he told the outlet.

Do we know who did this?

Surveillance video shows a group walking by a restaurant with one of them placing a sticker on the front door and then the group continuing down the sidewalk, KMOV-TV reported.'

Even more curious is the #BLM hashtag — presumably standing for Black Lives Matter — found in the lower right-hand corner of the stickers.
While the culprits’ motives are unclear, the vandalism comes on the heels of violent protests in St. Louis over the murder acquittal last week of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black motorist in 2011.
KMOV noted similar signs have been used in the past as a shock tactic to generate discussion and dialogue. In addition, numerous racist messages found in public places nationwide in recent years have turned out to be hoaxes.
The owners of Layla, another restaurant, called their discovery of a “Whites Only” sticker “heartbreaking.”
“We pride ourselves on being open, accepting and inviting of all types of people,” the restaurant wrote on its Facebook page, KMOV reported.
“I’m proud to say I employ African-American, Caucasian American, Malaysian,” Mohammed told the station.
A St. Louis Police spokesperson said late Tuesday the department hadn’t been notified of the issue, StLToday reported.

Inside Kim Jong-Un's feared inner-circle: North Korean despot has teenage sex slaves plucked from school, enjoys £1,000 a-time lunches and forces upper class elite to watch horrific executions (20 Pics)

A North Korean defector whose father was a senior officer under despot Kim Jong-Un has revealed a terrifying insight from within his feared inner-circle.
Ex-regime insider Hee Yeon Lim, 26, is risking her own life by telling the world how paranoid Kim lives like an emperor whilst casually ordering executions of confidantes and even relatives.
The petite Pyongyang graduate offers a rare glimpse inside a nuclear-weapons obsessed leader who has imprisoned 25 million starving people in grinding poverty.
As Kim’s lunatic weapons programme hurtles towards all-out war she wants to expose the tyrant who is dangerously clashing with America’s President Trump .
Hee Yeon Lim says she knew from a young age not to question the regime

Just days after Kim tested a nuclear blast ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb, Hee Yeon spoke to the Mirror at a secret location in Seoul, South Korea.
As world leaders await Kim’s next move against potentially explosive President Trump in their risky game of bluff and threat she revealed how he:
- Forces even Pyongyang’s upper class elite to watch horrific executions
- Brainwashes people with claims of invincibility and threats to the US.
- Hides in hundreds of secret luxury boltholes deep within his rogue state- making it virtually impossible for western spy agencies to know where he is at any one time.
- Has sex slaves, plucked as teenagers from school, despite his marriage to Ri Sol-ju, mum of his three children.
- Enjoys £1,000 a-time lunches whilst his subjects survive eating grass.
Hee Yeon fled North Korea’s capital Pyongyang, where she grew up, in 2015 and made it to Seoul last year.
She escaped with her mum and younger brother after her father Colonel Wui Yeon Lim, a heavy drinker, of the Korean People’s Army died at 51.

She knew she was fleeing a life of privilege as one of a few thousand families allowed to live in Pyongyang, the capital.
Her family shared a detached state home in a quiet part of the city and were driven everywhere by her father’s aide - a uniformed soldier permanently on-call.
She was driven to and collected from school every day in the state provided brown-coloured Chinese-made SUV-style vehicle.
And she says: “I had friends like any other kids. But we knew from an early age what not to say - never to question the then leader Kim Jong- Il - Kim Jong-Un’s father even when I was young.
“Even when I grew up I thought I had a normal life, always with the restriction publicly of not having anything other than adoration for the regime.
“We ate Japanese-style food at home, bought from bribe money given to my father. It was Japanese because my family is Korean-Japanese originally.
“To be honest I even had a boyfriend, a relationship when I fled. It was possible, of course, but I could never tell him my plans to escape. I cannot go into his details as it would not be right. In my mind I just said: “Bye bye. I had to do it.”
But despite the apparent normality of her Pyongyang society life there was always terror around the corner.
Hee Yeon – her name has been changed for her security- says: “Despite our privilege we were scared. I saw terrible things in Pyongyang.”
She saw the public murder of 11 North Korean musicians accused of making a pornographic video.
Speaking in Seoul she says the executions came shortly after Swiss-educated Kim succeeded his late father Kim Jong-Il.

She recalls: “We were ordered to leave our classes by security men and made to travel to the Military Academy in Pyongyang. There is a sports ground there, a kind of stadium.
“The musicians were brought out, tied up, hooded and apparently gagged, so they could not make a noise, not beg for mercy or even scream.
“What I saw that day made me sick in my stomach. They were lashed to the end of anti-aircraft guns.
“There were around 10,000 people ordered to watch that day and I was standing 200 feet from these victims.
“A gun was fired, the noise was deafening, absolutely terrifying and the guns were fired one after the other.
“The musicians just disappeared each time the guns were fired into them. Their bodies were blown to bits, totally destroyed, blood and bits flying everywhere.
“And then after that military tanks moved in and they ran over the bits on the ground where the remains lay.
“The tracks of the tanks were run over the remains and blood repeatedly, over and over again and made to grind the remains, to smash them into the ground until there was nothing left.
“I felt desperately ill from witnessing this. It was so horrible and I could not eat for three days as it made my stomach churn.”

Kim Jong-Un, 33, was educated in Switzerland apparently under the false name Pak Chol. Schoolmates believed he was the son of an embassy driver.
He returned to North Korea aged 15 and later took over leadership in his late 20’s after his father Kim Jong-Il died– but he is thought to be the cruellest the country has had and even Pyongyang’s high society is petrified of him.
Even as a relatively wealthy girl, untouched by North Korea’s dire poverty, Hee Yeon fled after witnessing the executions, classmates dragged into sex slavery and Kim’s astonishingly expensive gluttony.
Nobody is immune to Kim’s murderousness.
Earlier this year the ruthless leader assassinated his playboy half-brother Kim Jong Nam with a lethal nerve agent slapped on him in a Kuala Lumpur airport by female agents.
Kim apparently feared his half-brother was involved in a China-backed plot to overthrow him.
Others, including Kim’s uncle and many officials with China-links were killed.

The former Pyongyang society girl says: “Kim Jong-Un threatens war because he feels cornered and has no escape.
“He is frightened his regime will end and he has nowhere to go.
“I had to escape but he knows he cannot do that so he feels he has to look strong.
“Everybody in Pyongyang openly supports Kim Jong-Un because they would be killed if they didn’t. Even his inner-circle.
“You can be killed for the slightest thing like disloyalty.”
Kim’s despotic cruelty is matched by his gluttony and lust for young sex slave girls.
Sighing, she says: “I was brought up told he was like a god – that he was as a young boy an expert sailor, marksman before the age of seven, god-like.
“Then I met him at big events I found him terrifying, really scary, nothing god-like about him.
“Officials came to our schools and picked out teenage girls to work at one of his “hundreds” of homes around Pyongyang.
“They take the prettiest and ensure they have straight, good legs.
“They learn to serve him food like caviar and extremely rare delicacies. They are also taught how to massage him and they become sex slaves.
“Yes, they have to sleep with him and they cannot make a mistake or object because they could very easily simply disappear.

Asked what happens if they get pregnant she says: “Maybe the same.”
When Kim, who has three children with his wife Ri Sol-ju, has finished with the girls they are discarded but they can marry a high-ranking official.
She described one of Kim’s exquisite bolt-holes as a “small palace” with swimming pools, beautiful gardens and fountains – a far cry from the shacks many of his subjects live in.
Her father Colonel Lim died five years ago from an alcohol-related illness but his rank had given them a privileged life, living in a three bedroom state home and having a military car and driver .
But such is the corruption and poverty in North Korea that it has seeped into Pyongyang as Colonel Lim earned a mere 30p a-month.
He supplemented his meagre wages with huge bribes.
Westerners allowed into Pyongyang see shopping malls full of copied iPhones, TVs and other luxuries, smiling people shopping and an apparently comfortable lifestyle.
Her testimony about her father’s shockingly low salary contradicts what western reporters are told about average earnings in North Korea being a “few dollars-a-month.”

It is a sham as the North Korean economy is dire and 50,000 slaves exported a-year to Russia, China and even Qatar, their wages fed into the fake DPRK communist system.
North Korea is even thought to be embedded in drugs making and trafficking, exporting amphetamines via China and throughout Asia and Eastern Europe- and weapons to Iran.
Hee Yeon says: “At times of high tension in North Korea, when a missile is fired or a test, every adult has to sleep in military uniform in case of a big battle.
“My father slept in his uniform every night, as required by law. He earned next to nothing but he received bribes all of the time because of his position.
“He never talked about military matters. Just one wrong word even to a member of his family and you could be killed. The military is everything there.”
Ironically she then reveals how even Kim’s female soldier parades are a sham – like so much of the regime’s insane posturing.
Aged 19 Hee Yeon, was ordered out of class to appear in one of the regime’s military parades- forced to stop studying for six months and put through gruelling drills for 12 hours a-day.
This was all for one event at the Pyongyang Stadium during the 2010 October 10 celebrations of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Party Foundation Day.
The female parades are acted out by girl students and she was one of the thousands who put on the impressive synchronised marching performance before a clapping regime.

She smiles as she says: “It was exhausting but I am glad we did so much training.
“We could not make the slightest mistake in the routine or we’d be severely punished.”
Asked about the abject poverty of North Korea she said: “I never saw it – not until I was leaving and did that journey to China. It was never discussed in Pyongyang.”
Matter-of factly she reveals the breath-taking indulgence of Kim’s greed as his people suffer from occasional famine but year-round food shortages, many forced to eat grass or bark.
She says one of Kim’s favourite foods is “Bird’s Nest Soup” - an extremely rare imported Chinese delicacy made from the saliva of Asian swiftlet birds that can cost £2,000 a-kilo.
The soup, first consumed during the Ming delicacy, is thought to help a healthier and longer life but needs to be consumed daily for consumers to benefit.
Hee Yeon adds: “One of my friends went to work at one of his hundreds of homes in Pyongyang and she told me this was what he liked.
“I heard he also enjoyed Caviar and other delicacies, all apparently imported.”
Kim and his regime also import luxury Whiskies and Champagne, whilst cheap imitations are on sale in shops in Pyongyang for ordinary middle classes.
After Colonel Lim died Hee Yeon’s grandmother, who lives in Japan, plotted the family’s escape.
Now she, her mother and younger brother are safely in Seoul, only recently being released from three month’s detention by South Korean authorities intelligence.
Ironically it is North Korea’s “bribe economy” that helped her escape as Kim’s soldiers are so poor they have to accept money from escapees.

After secretly contacting a “smuggler” the family plotted their escape, Hee Yeon travelling first in a van driven by one of North Korea’s many people traffickers.
From China she was smuggled into Laos and on to South Korea.
At a cost of almost £5,000 she was driven for 20 hours to China and recalls: “I was collected secretly. That drive through North Korea from Pyongyang was terrifying. I thought I could be stopped at any time.
“The driver was handing out bribes all of the way to China to security guards.
“I have never felt so happy as I felt when I got out.”

'South need nukes back to halt Jong-un attacks'

Military experts in South Korea want the US to return tactical nuclear weapons as a defence against Kim Jong-un and his missile programme.
Retired Major General Yong Suk Lee, a member of the Korean Veterans Association, told us: “This is the most serious situation between North and South Korea since the 1950 war, and that is because of the nuclear threat from North Korea.
“Previously we did not recognise North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons, but now we, the United Nations and all allied nations believe Pyongyang has nuclear weapons.”
Around 100 battlefield nuclear missiles were removed from South Korea in 1991 under the George W Bush administration.
But Lee said: “North Korea wants to make the entire Korea Peninsular unified under communist rule.
“To achieve it he needs nuclear weapons to gain leverage, to make Washington negotiate. We, the KVA, want the redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea.”

Couple who had sex at the counter of a Domino's pizza shop face PRISON after court sees 18-minute CCTV footage of their 'obscene and disgusting act'

A couple who had sex in a Domino's pizza delivery shop are facing prison after they were caught on CCTV committing "lewd and obscene" acts.
Daniella Hirst, 28 and Craig Smith, 31, were waiting for their stuffed crust pizza when they let their "exuberant spirits get the better of them", a court heard.
An X-rated 18-minute clip shows Hirst performing a sex act on Smith up against the counter while several members of staff prepare food.
At around half an hour long, the whole court hearing today was only around 12 minutes longer than the footage itself.
The footage, which was shown in court, first shows Hirst straddling a wet-floor sign before she is thrown in a sex position midair by Smith.
She then slides down Smith's trousers before appearing to perform a sex act - first standing and then crouching down on her knees.
The footage was shown at Scarborough Magistrates' Court, where the pair faced charges of outraging public decency.
Hirst, 29, pleaded guilty to the offence today and Smith, 31, was found guilty in his absence after a trial lasting barely 30 minutes.
The pair performed the sex act largely shielded away from the camera out of shot in the corner of the takeaway shop in Scarborough, North Yorks.
A court heard Hirst later described her behaviour as "horrendous" and she "cringed" when watching the CCTV footage back during police interview.
North Yorkshire Police were first made aware of the footage by the local media after it was posted on Twitter by a member of the Domino's staff.

Hirst pleaded guilty to committing "an act outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner" after the frisky pizza shop incident.
Smith was found guilty in his absence, due to him being on remand for other offences.
The couple, from Bridlington, East Yorks, had spent the weekend drinking and celebrating Smith's birthday when they got the train to Scarborough on February 25 2016.
Prosecuting, Neil Holdsworth said: "This charge is committing an act outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner.
"This case is about an occasion where the two defendants engaged in sexual activity in a Domino's pizza outlet which was open to the public, with members of staff present."
Defending Scott McLaughlin attempted to have the CCTV footage thrown out but his request was rejected by magistrates.
In mitigation, he said: "This case speaks for itself. Clearly, they were in drink and let their exuberant spirits get the better of them.
"There is nothing sinister in relation to the acts themselves, they are quite guarded.
"They have not been brazen in their actions.
"Miss Hirst's dirty laundry has been aired in public."
Magistrate Angela Beardshall said: "The prosecution has not obtained this footage illegally although it may well be it was distributed improperly.
"In coming to our decision we do take note Mr Smith has not attended but do deem him present via his solicitor.
"We have watched the footage and it's not disputed the male in the footage is Mr Smith.
"A great deal of the acts were lewd, obscene and disgusting.
"Members of staff were present and the defendants could not be sure that members of the public would not enter the premises.
"We view this offence as so serious that it passes the custody threshold.
"The offence was in a public place. Members of the public were present and so were staff.
"Members of the public should not have to put up with this disgusting behaviour."
Both Hirst and Smith will be sentenced on October 17 at Scarborough Magistrates' Court.