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Video: 2 Year Old | 40 Cigarettes A Day Baby

Ardi Rizal, 2, smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. The Sumatran toddler was first given a cigarette when he was just 18 months old.

A startling video on YouTube showing a 2-year old boy smoking cigarettes made headlines around the world yesterday. Even more concerning is the boy’s unconcerned father, stating that he “looks healthy”.

The boy, Ardi Rizal, was only 18 months old when he smoked his first cigarette, and it was his father who gave it to him. In Indonesia, it is a growing trend for young children to “light-up”. Statistics show that 25% of children aged three to 15 have tried smoking cigarettes. Rizal is so addicted, that he smokes up to 40 cigarettes a day. His parents cite that he cries and throws tantrums if he cannot smoke. He even beats his head against the wall and claims of being dizzy if he is not able to smoke.

Although his father is not concerned about his health, the truth is, it is already hard for the boy to run around keep up with other children. Local officials have offered to buy the family a new car if he quits, but even that cannot stop the boy.

The chairman of the child protection agency in Indonesia partially blames advertising. Other officials believe if they can cut down on advertising, it will cut down on this growing epidemic of children smoking. Chairman Seto Mulyadi also states ‘A law to protect children and passive smokers should be introduced immediately in this country’.

With Indonesia being the world’s third-largest tobacco producing country, it will be difficult to pass the laws needed to prevent young children from smoking.

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Hot New Dj Ruth Flowers aka Mamy Rock, may be pushing 70, but that doesn’t keep her from spinning vinyl in some of France’s hottest clubs.

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Ava Marie hasn’t even had her 2nd birthday yet,
but she can snowboard and rock a onesie better than you.

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Aiyana Jones

Aiyana Jones (Photo via BP)

(CNN) — An attorney representing the family of a 7-year-old girl shot to death Sunday in a police raid is accusing the Detroit Police Department of misrepresenting the incident.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WDIV on Monday, Michigan attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he obtained video footage of the incident captured by a crew filming for the A&E network show, “The First 48.”

Fieger, who didn’t say how he received the tape, said it shows officers rushing the home and throwing a flash grenade through a window before one officer fires into the home from the front porch.

However, according to Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee, preliminary information indicates that members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team approached the house and announced themselves as police. Godbee cited the officers involved and at least one independent witness.

Godbee said officers used a “flash bang” device, entered the home and encountered a 46-year-old female inside the front room.

“Exactly what happened next is a matter still under investigation, but it appears the officer and the woman had some level of physical contact,” Godbee said in a statement Sunday. “At about this time, the officer’s weapon discharged one round which, tragically, struck 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones in the neck/head area.”

Police were executing a search warrant in the search for the suspect in a shooting Friday that killed a high school student.

Godbee said the 34-year-old suspect was found and arrested at the home where the girl was shot. In addition, a vehicle and a moped matching the descriptions of those involved in the shooting of 17-year-old Jarean Blake were also found, he said.

Fieger called the explanation from police “entirely false.”

“Of course, I have seen the videotape and the videotape vividly portrays the fact that a percussion grenade device was thrown through the front window and a shot was fired immediately from the outside from the porch,” he said.

“No murder suspect was found in Aiyana’s house,” Fieger said in Monday’s interview. “In fact, there’s an upstairs apartment next door which the police did not have a search warrant for and that is where he surrendered, they went into that house too. But he was not in Aiyana’s house.”

Aiyana’s father, Charles Jones, also has denied that the suspect was in his home.

Detroit police spokesman Phillip Cook told reporters Monday that he was not aware of the video and declined to comment. The investigation, he said, has been taken over by state police to preserve the “community’s trust.”

A source at A&E, who asked not to be identified citing company policy, confirmed that a crew was on the scene and that the footage was confiscated by police. He would not comment on what the crew had captured on video.

Another police spokesman said the department would not identify the suspect in Blake’s shooting death until he has been formally charged by prosecutors. The suspect remains in custody.

Godbee, in his statement Sunday, said he wished to “express to the family of Aiyana Jones the profound sorrow that we feel within the Detroit Police Department and throughout this community. We know that no words can do anything to take away the pain you are feeling at this time.”

Police obtained the “high-risk search warrant” based on intelligence, and it was approved by the prosecutor and a magistrate, Godbee said. “Because of the ruthless and violent nature of the suspect in this case, it was determined that it would be in the best interest of public safety to execute the search warrant as soon as possible and detain the suspect … while we sought a murder warrant.”

From my archives… Check out “V-Neck Sweater” by The Greyboy Allstars,
along with a couple more favorites from the “What Happened To Television?” CD.
Enjoy!

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  • The Greyboy All-Stars | “V-Neck Sweater”
http://thefrump.typepad.com/my_weblog/files/03_v_neck_sweater.mp3″

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  • The Greyboy All-Stars | “Knowledge Room”
http://www.playbsides.com/media/knowledge_room.mp3″

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  • The Greyboy All-Stars | “Give the Drummer Some More”
http://earitnow.com/uploads/mp3s/greyboyallstars/11%20Give%20the%20Drummer%20Some%20More.mp3″

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Former WABC Sports Anchor Charged With Raping 14-Year-Old

Dr. Marvell Scott Source: WireImage

Former WABC sports anchor Marvell Scott was indicted Tuesday on charges of raping a 14-year-old runaway who was allegedly working as a prostitute.

Scott, 36, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape, patronizing a prostitute and endangering the welfare of a child.

He has been released on $10,000 bail following his arraignment.

Prosecutors allege Scott encountered a pimp in Times Square in the afternoon of June 5, 2008 and the pimp arranged for two girls, one 16 and one 18 to accompany Scott back to his apartment in Midtown.  That’s where prosecutors allege Scott raped the younger girl.

“The defendant raped the 14-year-old girl in his bedroom; the 16-year-old girl was also in the bedroom at the time of the incident,” a press release said.

Scott’s attorney maintains that his client was the victim of a shakedown by two prostitutes and a pimp.

Richard Portale told NBCNewYork the charges are “completely untrue.”

“There is absolutely no physical or forensic evidence to support the tale that my client had sex with the complainant,” he said.

Scott started at WABC in 2002 but left in May to pursue a career as a doctor specializing in sports medicine. He recently went to Haiti to help treat injured earthquake victims.

In June, Scott told the New York Daily News that he was going through “some deep soul searching.”

“When you go through situations, it’s always a good thing,” he said. “It forces you to reevaluate your life — personally, professionally and spiritually. When you put yourself in that position, you tend to come out knowing more about yourself.”