Grandma mistakenly booked into all-male jail. Men accused of swindling billions from Pentagon. Putin refuses to release Ukrainian sailors and ships [r/news, Episode #4]

#1

Grandma mistakenly booked into all-male jail, staff thought she was transgender.

A woman is suing employees of a Florida jail after they allegedly forced her to spend nearly 10 hours in a cell surrounded by 40 men because they suspected she was transgender, the Miami Herald reported. Due to her history of high blood pressure, Pichardo was taken to a medical unit to be examined as a precaution.  A nurse noted she had been taking hormone pills and asked her whether she was a man. Despite Pichardo’s denial of this, the nurse added this note to her file: “Transgender, male parts, female tendencies.”

Jail workers eventually realized their mistake once family members went to the jail where she was originally processed and demanded to know why she was moved. Once her gender was confirmed, she was taken back to Turner Guilford Knight.

Reddit users are trying to get what are «male parts6, female tendencies» and is this nurse is a professional medical worker.

#2

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted on bribery charges, police say

Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on bribery charges involving Israel’s telecom giant Bezeq.

Authorities said Mr. Netanyahu awarded regulatory favors to Israel’s leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel, in return for more positive coverage of him and his wife on a news website, Walla, owned by the company.

Mr. Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing.

If indicted, the four-term Prime Minister would be facing one of the greatest challenges to his political survival.

Shortly after the police recommendations were made public, Mr. Netanyahu issued a statement saying that the allegations had no legal basis and that ultimately nothing would come of the investigation.

“I am sure that also in this case the relevant authorities, after examining the matter, will reach the same conclusion — that there was nothing because there is nothing,” he said.

Redditors Guess that Israeli is pretty relaxed or something? Like the cops say “We think this guy ought to be charged!” And then the guy just has to say “Nah man, it’s cool.” And they don’t.

#3

Northern Virginia men accused of swindling billions from Pentagon

 Three men from Northern Virginia have been charged with defrauding the Department of Defense of nearly $9 billion in contracts.

Federal prosecutors say the three men — all executives connected to defense contractor Anham FZCO based in the United Arab Emirates — were awarded an $8 billion contract to provide supplies and food to American troops in Afghanistan in 2012. Each executive has been charged with two counts of major fraud, one count of conspiracy to violate the restrictions on doing business with Iran, four counts of substantive violations of those restrictions and one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering.

Their next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Users of Reddit can’t understand how it can be 9 BILLION?? Think of the millions that never got caught. One Redditor is a government contractor and their contracts get scrutinized like Grandma shopping at the Dollar store.

#4

Putin refuses to release Ukrainian sailors and ships

Vladimir Putin has said it is “too early” to return Ukrainian sailors and naval vessels seized by Russia in the Sea of Azov, accusing the Ukrainian government of provoking an incident as a distraction from domestic problems.

Putin said the Russian coast guard “told them to stop and they did not respond”.

“They started running away, so that’s it,” the Russian president said. “The border guards acted in accordance with the orders they were given. Any border guards of any country would do that if their border was violated.”

We remind you that The Ukrainian tugboat was rammed by Russian vessels, and one of the gunboats was fired on, sustaining damage in the hull and the bridge. Moscow said the clash took place inside Russia’s territorial waters, which extend 12 miles (20km) from the coastline, which Ukraine denies. Kiev says its vessels notified the Russian maritime authorities of their intention of going through the strait and that the Russians opened fire on its vessels after they had turned around and were heading away from the strait into the open waters of the Black Sea.

Redditors admit that This, along with the blockade, is an act of war.

(So was the annexation of Crimea but they attempted to make that seem like a democratic revolution.)