Even at 99, St. Pete janitor won’t retire
And I’ve never come across a civilization or society that allows the beating of children to make a point,” Tarnow said in court. “Using broomsticks or others devices is just wrong.” A federal jury deliberated for less than a day in October before convicting Toviave, a former University of Michigan janitor and part-time tennis instructor, on four counts of forced labor. During the six-day trial, the jury heard from the four victims, who testified that Toviave regularly beat them with broomsticks, a toilet plunger, sticks, ice scrapers and phone chargers if they failed to obey orders to do their household chores. Toviave also starved them and deprived them of sleep as punishment, they said. They said the abuse spanned nearly five years in their Ypsilanti, Mich., home, which Toviave got through Habitat for Humanity, records show.
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Female janitor beaten at Dockweiler Beach, LAPD says
Masih intercepted the bomber in the doorway, however, and the bomber self-detonated right outside the crowded hall, spraying many of his explosive vest’s arsenal of ball bearings out into the parking lot instead of into the cafeteria. “The sweeper who was cleaning up here saw someone outside and went towards him,” said Nasreen Siddique, a cafeteria worker who was wounded in the head, leg and arm by the blast. “[Masih] told him that he could not come inside because there were girls inside. And then they started arguing. And then we heard a loud blast and all the glass broke.” “Between 300 to 400 girls were sitting in there,” said Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, the rector of the university.
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Since then, Mr. Newton has taken the bus. The monthly senior pass costs $35 almost five hours worth of sweeping. “I am lucky,” he says.
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Christian janitor died saving Muslim students
(Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times / July 8, 2013) By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez July 8, 2013, 5:46 p.m. A female janitor cleaning a bathroom at Dockweiler State Beach was punched and kicked in the face by several suspects, police said Monday evening. The attack occurred around 4:30 p.m. when she was punched in the face and fell to the ground, police said. Another man and at least one woman held the victim down while she was struck in the face again by the first assailant, according to initial reports received by the Los Angeles Police Department .
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