Taken From Boston.com (The Boston Globe)
December 10, 2010
London tuition fee protest
Yesterday, in central London, thousands of students and others gathered to protest as Britain’s Parliament met to vote on a proposal to raise university tuition fees significantly – nearly tripling them – as part of a continuing set of austerity programs. During the protest, several clashes took place between police and protesters, resulting in numerous injuries and 43 arrests. Late in the demonstration, a group of protesters attacked the car of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as the couple were inside, being driven to the London Palladium. The car was slightly damaged, the royal couple unharmed, though a bit shaken by the incident. Parliament did end up narrowly approving the measure, and the fee increases are set to take effect in 2012. Collected here are images from London last night. (39 photos total)
A student protester stands on a barrier in Parliament Square on December 9, 2010 in London, England. Parliament was voting on whether to implement the coalition Government’s proposals to increase university tuition fees in England from 3,290 GBP to 9,000 GBP. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Placards are pictured outside the University of London, on 9 December 2010, as thousands of students prepare to take part in protests against government proposals to let universities triple tuition fees. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #
Police videotape proceedings and stand ready to meet a students demonstration in Parliament Square near the Palace of Westminster about the increase in University fees in London, Thursday, Dec., 9, 2010. (AP Photo / Lefteris Pitarakis) #
Police horses charge into a crowd of students demonstrating in Parliament Square near the Palace of Westminster about the increase in University fees in London, Thursday, Dec., 9, 2010. (AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis) #
Protesters attempt to set fire to the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London, during a protest against the increase in university tuition fees, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #
British police arrest a youth during scuffles during a protest by students against government plans to triple tuition fees, in central London, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall react as their car is attacked, in London, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Angry protesters in London attacked the car containing Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. An Associated Press photographer saw demonstrators kick the car in Regent Street, in the heart of London’s shopping district. The car then sped off. Charles’ office, Clarence House, confirmed that “their royal highnesses’ car was attacked by protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening, but their royal highnesses are unharmed.” (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #
A broken window and splattered paint are pictured on a car used to transport Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall to the London Palladium in London, on December 9, 2010, after it was attacked by protesters during a student demonstration. (TERRY STEPHENS/AFP/Getty Images) #
Riot police hold their shields up to protect windows inside the Treasury in Parliament Square during clashes with student protesters on December 9, 2010 in London, England. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #
British riot police come under attack from flares as they clash with protesters during student demonstrations in Parliament Square, in London, on December 9, 2010. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #
Forensic police carry out investigations in Parliament Square in London, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. A student protest Thursday over a tuition fee increase caused damage around Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) #
Natural Porn Killers
Returned To Florida To Face Murder Charge
The 2nd porn performer suspected in the Pasco County sex party murder is back in Florida. Jason Andrews (known also as Addison from SeanCody) was booked into the Land O Lakes Dentention Center late Tuesday night. US Marshals arrested Andrews last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he was working as a manager of a billiards club.
Before the New Port Richey murder, and his arrest in Tennessee, Andrews was a bisexual Chicago DJ known to speak with a British accent, although his Pasco County charge report says he was born in Lungstahl, Tennessee. His chiseled jaw and good looks landed him roles in countless gay porn videos. Amanda Logue was a married, bleach-blonde Georgia woman who once owned a lingerie shop, dabbled in prostitution and starred in several X-rated videos herself.
Together, investigators say they stabbed and bludgeoned a 41-year-old tattoo shop owner to death with a sledgehammer — and hatched some of their plans in typo- and expletive-laden text messages.
“I’m so glad you’re really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!” Andrews typed on his BlackBerry hours before the slaying, according to a transcript of the messages included in court records.
Logue replied in a nearly incomprehensible text that she was excited — and she wanted to have sex after they killed him.
Nearly two months after Dennis “Scooter” Abrahamsen was found dead in his New Port Richey home, Logue and Andrews were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Logue is being held without bail at the Pasco County Jail — her attorney didn’t return calls for comment — and Andrews was arrested Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Pasco County investigators say the pair killed Abrahamsen in the early morning of May 15 and swiped $6,000 cash, his credit cards and a video camera.
Abrahamsen had hired Logue — whose porn name is “Sunny Dae” — to work at a sex party at his house, and police said that’s when Logue and Andrews set him up. They traded dozens of text messages about their homicidal plan, police said.
According to an affidavit, Logue would later deny that she had anything to do with the killing and claim Andrews was the one who bludgeoned Abrahamsen.
“Logue told (the detective) that Andrews grabbed the back of her hair then twisted her arm behind her back. Andrews forced her to view Abrahamsen’s crushed skull and told her that’s what would happen to her if she told anyone.“
Logue and Andrews met on the set of a porn video late last year and fell in love — even though Logue was married to a man in Leesburg, Ga., authorities and friends said. Her husband did not return phone calls from The Associated Press.
Andrews’ Chicago friends find it difficult to believe he was involved in the killing. The Facebook and MySpace pages for Andrews, under the name DJ Veritas, feature several video clips of him playing techno music in large clubs.
“He was a really straight up dude,” said Michael Sarkowicz, a Chicago club photographer.
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Andrews, is featured in a HubPages article titled “Guys and Gals of Chicago You Should Know,” which refers to him only as DJ Veritas and refers to him as a “triple threat.”
“He is not only a DJ, but producer as well and dare we say a bit of eye candy,” the article says.
He was also known to some fans as Addison on an adult Web site, according to the Chicago GLBT blog and podcast “Feast of Fun.”
The 28-year-old Logue seemed like a decent person, said Kristen Cameron, a Florida-based model who met her last year. According to several profiles on modeling websites, Logue did bikini and fetish modeling.
“She was professional, prompt and seemed all around normal, well so I thought,” Cameron wrote in an e-mail to the AP. “She was nice to me and was a great model! I felt a connection to her since we both have southern backgrounds.“
But Cameron’s opinion changed this spring when she saw how Logue acted around Andrews, her new boyfriend.
“Amanda wasn’t the Amanda I knew,” Cameron wrote. “She wouldn’t talk, all she did was text with Jason.“
Andrews, Cameron said, was obnoxious and brash. He often bragged about his military service, of which Cameron was skeptical.
In April and May, according to their Twitter accounts, Logue and Andrews spent several weeks in Florida, shooting porn videos, ling on the beach and professing their love for each other. Photos on Logue’s Facebook show the pair grinning and hugging.
On May 14, Andrews posted a link to a pornographic photo of Logue and wrote on his Twitter account: “therealsunnydae and I are killing time waiting for a party to find us!“
The next day, detectives said, Abrahamsen hired Logue to have sex on camera during a party at his house. During the party, Logue texted her boyfriend several times, witnesses told investigators.
Text messages retrieved from Andrews’ BlackBerry show the couple discussed vinyl gloves, when other guests would leave Abrahamsen’s home and what was inside a safe.
According to an affidavit, everyone at the party left Abrahamsen’s home around 5 a.m. May 15 — except for Logue. Andrews waited outside in his car, still texting her.
“Just get him on his face either bash or tell me to get in and. Where to go,” Andrews wrote.
“K I’m horny! I’m getting him to play music,” Logue typed.
“Wicked. Ill just be waiting. Really. Take. Your. Time,” Andrews replied.
Abrahamsen was found dead in his house by a family member some 18 hours later, face down on a massage table with blood splattered on the walls and ceiling fan.
At 4:29 p.m. on May 16 — less than a day after the murder — Logue wrote on her Twitter account, using Andrews’ Twitter name “Hearveritas:” “Taking it easy with hearveritas! Laying around eating popcorn and watching movies!“
At 5:20 p.m., Andrews tweeted: “therealsunnydae and I wanna go watch a movie tonight, any suggestion?“
As detectives pieced together the slaying, Logue and Andrews were arrested May 18 in a neighboring county after trying to use Abrahamsen’s credit card at Home Depot.
But officials didn’t have enough evidence to link the pair to the killing, and released them. On May 19, she went home to her husband and child in Georgia.
On May 21, Andrews wrote on his Twitter account in Hebrew: “Amanda please let me know when you are ok, really. My heart can’t take the weight of the fear that I would never see you again.“
It’s unclear whether Logue ever saw Andrews’ plea, or whether she replied to him. On May 26, she was arrested in Georgia and taken to a Florida jail, where she awaits trial.
Watch this 1:29 long news clip on YouTube:
BY MICHAEL SHERIDAN
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Originally Published:Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 12:20 PM
A simple early morning disturbance call ended with the death of a gay-porn actor.
And it was all captured on video.
Deputies with the Bay County Sheriff’s Department in Florida arrived at the Executive Inn after Andrew Grande (known professionally as Dustin Michaels), 23, allegedly got into a fight with a female friend, according to Panama City Beach’s WJHG.
Police attempted to handcuff Grande, who had reportedly swallowed a bag of marijuana. When he resisted, police Tasered him.
A camera crew from Zoo Productions was at the scene and captured the moments before the incident, as well as after.
Once he was struck by the powerful electrical jolt, Grande yanked the wires from his chest but showed signs of choking. Police tried to help, with one performing the Heimlich maneuver.
Every effort by police to remove the object from Grande’s throat failed. Paramedics later arrived and removed the bag, but it was too late.
Grande was pronounced dead at Bay Medical Center.
“It’s a tragic situation for our officers,” said Sheriff Frank McKeithen, and “a tragic situation for this young man and his family.”
However, he said, it never would have happened had Grande co-operated with police.
“If he’d … allowed them to handcuff him, it would have been over,” the sheriff said. “This would not have happened.”[/QUOTE]
WARNING: BELOW VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT!