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JPMorgan, US Virgin Islands trade allegations over enabling Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of girls

2023.05.28 19:42 ALiddleBiddle JPMorgan, US Virgin Islands trade allegations over enabling Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of girls

JPMorgan, US Virgin Islands trade allegations over enabling Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of girls
The U.S. Virgin Islands and JPMorgan Chase are trading allegations about their respective roles in allegedly enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of young girls to the Caribbean.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Chief Executive Jamie Dimon stated in a deposition Friday that he never met or communicated with Epstein, who was the bank’s client from 2000 to 2013, Reuters reported. Epstein remained a JPMorgan client after pleading guilty in 2008 to a Florida state prostitution charge.
Dimon’s testimony represented a milestone in the lawsuit first filed by U.S. Virginia Islands Attorney General Denise George in December alleging JPMorgan "turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank."
The lawsuit alleges JPMorgan "knowingly facilitated, sustained, and concealed the human trafficking network" operated by Epstein from his home and base in the Virgin Islands, and financially benefited from this participation, directly or indirectly, by failing to comply with federal banking regulations.
“These decisions were advocated and approved at the senior levels of JPMorgan, including by the former chief executive of its asset management division and investment bank, whose inappropriate relationship with Epstein should have been evident to the bank. Indeed, it was only after Epstein’s death that JPMorgan belatedly complied with federal banking regulations regarding Epstein’s accounts," the complaint says.
JPMorgan responded to the litigation last week, alleging that it was U.S. Virgin Islands top officials who had allegedly accepted money, favors and influence from Epstein in exchange for overlooking and enabling Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.
The bank alleged that Cecile de Jongh, the wife of former USVI Gov. John de Jongh, was Epstein’s "primary conduit for spreading money and influence throughout the USVI government," claiming she "explicitly advised Epstein on how to buy control of the USVI political class," and even emailed Epstein asking for his input on the territory’s draft sex offender law. The filing also claims de Jongh arranged flights and helped secure school and work visas for Epstein’s victims. The first lady allegedly received $200,000 in 2007 alone, according to the bank's filing.
“USVI protected Epstein, fostering the perfect conditions for Epstein’s criminal conduct to continue undetected. Rather than stop him, they helped him," the bank wrote. "In sum, in exchange for Epstein’s cash and gifts, USVI made life easy for him. The government mitigated any burdens from his sex offender status. And it made sure that no one asked too many questions about his transport and keeping of young girls on his island."
FOX Business reached out to JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Virgin Islands' governor's office for comment, but neither immediately responded.
Dimon, who joined JPMorgan in 2004 and became CEO in December 2005, is not a defendant and has not been accused of wrongdoing, but U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan had told him to set aside up to four days for depositions centered on what he knew of the bank’s relationship with Epstein.
"At today’s deposition, our CEO repeatedly confirmed that he never met with him, never emailed him, does not recall ever discussing his accounts internally, and was not involved in any decisions about his account," JPMorgan said in a statement Friday, according to Reuters, arguing the "millions and millions of emails and other documents that have been produced in this case" do not come close to "even suggesting that he had any role in decisions about Epstein’s accounts."
Rakoff on Wednesday ruled that he would not block JPMorgan’s legal effort to blame its former private banking chief Jes Staley for misleading the bank and concealing his personal friendship with Epstein to keep the late financier on as a client, the New York Daily News reported.
JPMorgan sued Staley in March, seeking to make him liable for any damages awarded during the two lawsuits.
Epstein died while in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan in 2019. His death was ruled a suicide. Epstein has been indicted for allegedly creating a "vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit in locations," including his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Florida.
Epstein’s former girlfriend, British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, was sentenced in June 2022 to 20 years, which she is now serving at a Florida prison, for her role in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse multiple minor girls with Epstein over the course of a decade. The victims were as young as 14.
Earlier this month, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $75 million to settle a separate lawsuit claiming it should have seen evidence of sex trafficking by Epstein when he was a client
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2023.05.28 19:11 Professional_Page_88 Vibrating in idle

I have a 2013 honda accord and i’ve noticed recently that my car begins to vibrate in intervals while sitting in idle. It’s not super crazy and I don’t hear any rattling sounds but I can feel the vibrations through the floor. it last for a few seconds then stops for a few seconds and then starts back up but is perfectly smooth when I’m driving. What could be the issue? Also, there is no check engine light.
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2023.05.28 13:03 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - May 28th

On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - May 28th
1971 - The Jackson 5 play at the Spectrum (now closed - 2009) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1988 - Michael's duet with Stevie Wonder , "Get It", from Stevie's album Characters peaks at #80 on the Hot 100 Chart while it was at #6 on the R&B chart
1989 - Michael was one of the few winners present at the Black Radio Exclusive awards show at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. He was honored as the "Triple Crown Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Pop, Rock and Soul."
The elegantly laminated plaque has a black and gold edging, with purple printing on a faux-marble background, with a stylized photo image of Michael in his trademark black fedora.
1997 - His 2nd day in Poland starts with a stop at the presidential palace where Michael is received by the first lady. In his quest for a residence in Poland, he then visits the luxury Hotel Bristol. Price for the hotel ended up being too high. He then went to the Warsaw City Hall where he signed a “preliminary letter of intent” to develop a 'Michael Jackson’s Family Entertainment Park', in the Polish capital.

“My dream is to appeal to the child that lives in the heart of every man and woman on this planet and to create something in Poland that is so unique and so unusual that it cannot be experienced in any other place", he said
The letter mentioned no price, but Jackson’s business manager, Tarak Ben Ammar, said in an interview that estimates of Jackson’s contribution range between $100 million and $300 million--modest sums by Western theme park standards. Poland would add an unknown amount.


" I would also like to tell a great truth, I have traveled all over the world six times and have been everywhere, but nowhere I liked it more than in Poland. A visit to Poland is the fulfillment of my childhood dreams...."
He shops at the Kidiland toy store, reportedly in the amount of $670,000. He then goes to the children's hospital, with his arms loaded with gifts.


Next he takes a helicopter to Lubiaz, in order to see Cistercian Abbey of Lubiaz, wich he also planned to purchase. Accompanied by Professor Marek Kwiatkowski, who guided him during his visit, Michael spends 45 minutes marveling at the Baroque architecture and the relics. He'll even try a little "heehee" in the middle of the Hall des Princes to test the acoustics! Michael, who wanted to settle in Poland, already saw himself owning this old building, despite the millions of dollars in restoration to be expected.

In the evening, he flies to Bremen, Germany where in three days he will begin the 2nd leg of his HIStory Tour.


The plans to build the amusement park at a nearby military airport won approval from state officials in February 1998. Michael asks for sketches to be drawn up for the proposed theme parks, however, following the project’s approval and a huge hiatus, the army owning the airport does not agree to make it available for the park. Two grounds pointed out by the government will also be denied due to local protests. The Polish government abandons this project altogether and nothing will come out of it
2004 - Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville has ordered a trial-setting conference hearing today. Thomas Mesereau, Brian Oxman & Joe Jackson go to the courthouse; Michael's appearance isn't required. They argue for a reduction in his $3-million bail and seek an order to force prosecutors to move faster in sharing evidence.
In accusing the prosecution of moving too slowly in giving the defense access to the evidence, as required by law, Mesereau said Michael's right to a fair trial was “jeopardized by the undue delay of discovery.”
“The investigation of this case involves dozens of, if not over 100 witnesses, voluminous documents and expert examination on a variety of topics,” Jackson’s lawyers wrote. “The defense needs ample time to conduct follow-up witness interviews, locate and interview rebuttal witnesses and conduct its own forensic examinations, among other things.”
Prosecutors have responded that they have turned over vast amounts of evidence already and are processing the information they have as quickly as possible. They also are strongly resisting an attempt by Mesereau to substantially reduce Jackson’s bail on grounds that it is much higher than the bail for other defendants facing similar charges.
The bail-reduction request notes that Jackson has no prior record, arrests or convictions & that he has fully complied with all conditions of his release on bail, including attending court when ordered.
“Mr. Jackson’s ties to this community are substantial,” the defense motion states. “The record reveals that Mr. Jackson is not a flight risk or a danger to the community. It is also apparent that Mr. Jackson intends to confront and vigorously defend rather than evade the allegations in this case.”
Though Mesereau noted that Santa Barbara County’s bail schedule calls for bail of about $135,000 for the conspiracy and molestation charges in the grand jury complaint, prosecutors oppose the request on grounds that Jackson is a flight risk and that his wealth should be a factor in retaining high bail.
Melville said early in the proceedings that he hoped a trial could begin before the end of this year, but legal experts and many criminal lawyers predicted that would be impossible.
September 13 is set as the date for the trial to begin
On another legal front, Janet Arvizo filed a claim against county child protection officials accusing them of moving too slowly in investigating leaks to the media that were helpful to Jackson’s defense.
Before a psychiatrist who had examined Gavin told Santa Barbara County officials that the child had been molested, Welfare officials had interviewed the family after Living With Michael Jackson aired in early 2003
A memo written by authorities after Jackson’s arrest said the family had denied any sexual abuse. The memo was subsequently released on a website.
Attorney Larry R. Feldman, representing the Arvizos, said he filed the claim, a necessary step before a lawsuit, to force county officials to speedily conclude their investigation to ensure that such a breach of confidentiality “will never occur again to another innocent child.”
2006 - Michael visited a Tokyo orphanage and told a group of 140 excited children "I love you" in Japanese. Michael's van was swarmed by 100+ fans as he arrived. Inside the Seibi Gakuen children's home, he watched a performance of traditional music and dance by the children before speaking briefly on stage. He later shook hands and signed autographs for the children.

Michael's children and Grace visited with the children on this tour of the Japanese orphanage.

"I look forward to seeing old friends and saying hello to my huge fan base in Japan who, like my other fans around the world, have for so many years consistently shown their love and support to me and my family."- MJ
"Everyone couldn't believe such a big international star was visiting us," said Kiyoko Mito, headmistress of the Christian-run school. "The children only believed me after seeing the news yesterday that Michael Jackson was actually in Japan," she said
2009 - Having not heard from AEG regarding his salary, Conrad Murray sent another email to AEG & receives a response from Tim Wooley


2013 - Jackson v AEG Trial Day 18
Katherine, Janet, Rebbie and Randy Jackson are in court. Only one of the siblings was allowed in the courtroom as they are potential witnesses. Janet accompanied Katherine during morning session while Rebbie was with her during the afternoon session.
Paul Gongaware Testimony
Jackson direct
Paul Gongaware is one of the defendants in the case. He's an adverse witness called by the plaintiffs. Gongaware is Co-CEO of Concerts West, part of AEG Live. Gongaware has toured with Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and is currently on tour with The Rolling Stones. He worked for Jerry Weintraub in the 80s
He produced Prince's tour in 2004. He has not promoted/produced tours since. Gongaware has not talked to Prince after the tour
Gongaware was a CPA licensed in NY and Washington. He said he believes he's still licensed but hasn't checked status since there's no need
Gongaware testified that landing Jackson, whom he felt was the biggest artist of his era, was huge for AEG. In a 2008 email to AEG Live President and Chief Executive Randy Phillips, Gongaware described how the company should approach Jackson and his manager about a possible comeback tour:
We need to start at the fundamentals. How we do it. The difference between [Live Nation] and us is huge. We are artist-based, they are Wall Street-driven. We are smart people. We are completely honest and transparent with everything we do. That's how [founder] Phil [Anschutz] wants it
Gongaware said he worked on an Elvis Presley tour. Panish asked if Elvis died of drug overdose, and Gongaware said "Yes". Gongaware replied to a condolences' email on July 5, 2009:
I was working on the Elvis tour when he died, so I kind of knew what to expect. Still quite a shock

"So you knew what to expect when Michael Jackson passed away, is that right, sir?", Brian Panish asked.
"I kind of knew what was going to happen, yes",Gongaware answered.
Despite working as a tour promoter for 37 years -- including for Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and many others -- Gongaware testified that the only artist he ever knew that was using drugs on tour was Rick James
Panish asked about working for Jackson 5, Gongaware said had no interaction with Michael. Gongaware was a logistics manager on the Dangerous tour in 92-93. Panish said Michael made $100 million and donated it to charity. Gongaware said he didn't know
When Gongaware met Jackson was with Colonel Parker (Elvis' manager) in Las Vegas. Michael had wanted to meet the Colonel
Gongaware explained the difference between being tour manager and managing the tour. He talked about Michael's History tour

Panish: "You knew that Michael had been to rehab during the dangerous tour?"
Gongaware: "Yes, based on the statement he made after the tour"
Gongaware said he never knew MJ was involved with drugs until after the end of the Dangerous tour. Gongaware told LAPD he was aware of Jackson's previous use of pills/painkillers but did not want to get involved. Gongaware had known for years that Michael Jackson was taking painkillers but wasn't aware he was abusing them until MJ abruptly canceled his Dangerous world tour in the early 1990s to enter rehab. Gongaware said he knew of "two occasions" when Michael used painkillers between shows, but he claimed he didn't grasp the scope of the Michael's sickness until the taped 1993 announcement. "I would dispute knowing that he had a problem. I wasn't aware that there were problems", Gongaware said
Gongaware said he knew a doctor was medicating Jackson during the Dangerous tour but did not find out why the tour was eventually cut short. "Didn't have time,I was just dealing with what was in front of me", he said
Panish said Dr. Finkelstein testified under oath that Gongaware knew Michael had problems with painkillers before the Dangerous tour ended.
Panish: "Do you dispute that?" (Finkelstein testimony)
Gongaware: "I knew that he had pain"
Gongaware said Dr. Finkelstein is his doctor and friend and that they talk off and on, but he doesn't know specifics of the doctor's deposition. Dr. Finkelstein said he gave MJ painkillers after the concert in Bangkok following Michael's scalp surgery. In Gongaware's video deposition:
"Did you ever ask Dr. Finkelstein if he treated Michael during the Dangerous tour?"
"He wouldn't take about that stuff"
Another part of Gongaware's video depo: He said yes, he "occasionally treated Michael Jackson on the Dangerous tour"

Panish: "Were you always honest with Michael?"
Gongaware: "I believe I was"
Panish: "Did you throw around numbers to trick Michael Jackson?"
Gongaware: "I didn't try to trick Michael"
Panish elicited contradictory testimony asking over and over about Gongaware's memory, how long he spent with lawyers to discuss testimony.
On the Bad Tour MJ sold out 10 stadiums at 75,000 tickets per night.
Panish: "That's a pretty big number?"
Gongaware: "Huge"
Panish: "In 2 hours, how many tickets sold?"
Gongaware: "In initial presale we sold 31 shows"
Panish: "The fastest you had ever seen?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
"No one knows how many shows we can get with Mikey," said Gongaware. Panish asked about name "Mikey" - he said he used it occasionally
Email on 2/27/09 from Gongaware to Phillips:
We are holding all of the risk, if Michael won't approve it we go without his approval.We let Mikey know just what it will cost him in terms of him making money, and then we go with or without him in London. We cannot be forced into stopping this, which Michael will try to do because he is lazy and constantly changes his mind to fit his immediate wants.
Gongaware said his use "Mikey" was affectionate, not disparaging, and that the 'lazy' crack amounted to "poor choice of words" but one that accurately reflected how Michael "really didn't like to rehearse. He didn't like to do these kinds of things."
"People were aware at this point there would be a press conference. Michael wouldn't show up at the conference, it'd cost money," Gongaware said. "It wasn't much risk at all, we hadn't spent money," Gongaware said about that point of the tour. This was prior to news conference.
Gongaware said the situation in London, where they constantly referred to Michael as "Wacko Jacko" would impact marketability to sell tickets
"He doesn't want to do this kind of things, but it was important to show Michael to the world if he wanted to do a show," Gongaware explained
Jurors were shown several e-mails from Gongaware that Jackson lawyers suggested were evidence that AEG Live deliberately misled Jackson about how much money he would make from his comeback concerts and how many days he would have to rest between shows. Gongaware wrote to his boss, AEG Live President Randy Phillips, that they should present gross ticket sales numbers to Jackson, not the percentage of the net profits, during contract talks.
"Maybe gross is a better number to throw around if we use numbers with Mikey listening"
Panish talked about an email Gongaware sent to his secretary suggesting that she design a concert calendar for Jackson using light tan colors for show dates, while drawing attention to his rest days
Don't want the shows to stand out too much when Michael looks at it.Less contrast between work and off. Maybe off days in a contrasting soft color. Put 'OFF' in each off day after July 8, as well. Figure it out so it looks like he's not working so much.

Panish: "Did you want to change the color of the schedule to show Michael would not be working so hard?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish: "Were you trying to fool him?"
Gongaware: "Nah, I wasn't trying to fool him, I wanted to present it in the best possible light"
Gongaware said it would be obvious when Michael would be working and not and he wasn't trying to trick him.
Email on 3/25/09 from Phillips to Gongaware:
"We need to pull the plug now. I will explain"

Panish: "Mr. Phillips wanted to pull the plug on the show, right sir?"
Gongaware: "I think he was referring to pull the plug on Karen Faye. We never talked about pulling the plug on the tour. Not that I recall"
"Kenny wanted the pull because the way she (Faye) handled situations," Gongaware explained. "She tried to control access to Michael and Kenny didn't like that"
Karen Faye expressed strong opinion that the tour as dangerous and impractical for MJ. Panish asked about a chain of emails where Gongaware said the pulling the plug refers to Ms. Faye. "I believe he was," Gongaware repeated.
In another March 25, 2009, email, Ortega wrote Gongaware that it was Faye's "strong opinion that this is dangerous and impractical with consideration to Michael's health and ability to perform.".
"I thought he was in good shape at the press conference, I was there," Gongaware said at the deposition. Gongaware was at O2 arena and Phillips was with Michael.
"Michael was late, Randy [Phillips] was saying I'm trying to get him going, I'm trying to get him going".
Panish: "Did Randy tell you MJ was drunk and despondent?"
Gongaware: "No, not drunk and despondent. Just said he was having hard time getting him going"
As to Dr. Conrad Murray, Gongaware said there was 1 rehearsal he said hello to him.
"It was basically a hello, on the floor at the Forum. Mikey asked me to retain him. I never hired him"
Panish played an interview of Phillips to SkyTV after Michael died:
"The guy is willing 2 leave his practice for large sum of money, so we hired him"
"I was told Michael wanted him as his doctor for the show," Gongaware said. Gongaware said Michael did not have any illness that he knew of.
Gongaware: "He had taken a physical, he passed the physical and from what I understand there was nothing wrong with him. Maybe some hay fever"
Panish: "Do you know what his blood test showed?"
Gongaware: "It showed it was good"
Gongaware said he received an email from Bob Taylor that everything was fine and that Michael had passed the physical. Gongaware said he never saw the results of the tests and doesn't know who saw them.
Panish showed video deposition of Gongaware and a declaration he signed about a month before giving the deposition. They contradict themselves.At first, Gongaware insisted he did no negotiating with Murray, but, confronted with emails and his previous testimony, he changed his position and said, "The only thing I did with Dr. Murray was negotiate a price." Gongaware said that neither he nor anyone at the AEG investigated Murray's background or credentials

Panish: "First you said how much did you want?"(to Dr. Murray)
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish: "He said he wanted $5 million, right?"
Gongaware: "That's what he said. He said he had four clinics he would have to close, he would have to lay people off"
Gongaware said Dr. Murray had been Michael's personal doctor for the past 3 years. He said he did not know how many times MJ had seen the doctor. "Michael insisted on him, recommended him, and that was good enough for me, it was not for me to tell him who his doctor should be" Gongaware said
"The fact that he had been Michael Jackson's personal physician for three years was good enough for me," Gongaware said.
He said that Murray initially asked for $5 million to travel to London with Jackson and tend to him during the tour. "I just told him it wasn't going to happen," he said, recalling that Jackson then suggested offering him $150,000 a month. "Michael Jackson insisted on it and recommended him and it was not for me to tell him no," said Gongaware. "I wanted to provide what was necessary for him to do his job...He wanted a doctor and I wanted him to be healthy." Even after the offer of $150,000, Murray wasn't satisfied. "He started saying he wanted more and I said, 'The offer is coming directly from the artist," Gongaware said. Minutes later, he said Murray accepted.
"Did that seem desperate to you?" asked Panish.
"No," said Gongaware. "He just accepted Michael's offer."
"We agreed on what the compensation was going to be, but there were a lot of issues to be resolved," Gongaware said. Gongaware said he recalled meeting with Dr. Murray where he was told the doctor was going to take care of the medical licensing in London. Gongaware and Timm Wooley are longtime friends. They are currently working on The Rolling Stones tour. Gongaware said he negotiated the price for Dr. Murray, but didn't negotiate the contract. Gongaware explained that he didn't do the negotiation, he would normally refer that to Wooley.
Dr. Finkelstein and Gongaware have been friends for 35-plus years. Gongaware said he never offered Dr. Finkelstein the job of being MJ's doctor and said the doctor would be mistaken if he testified otherwise. Gongaware told the jury he called Dr. Finkelstein to ask what a fair price for a tour doctor would be. Doctor told him it was $10,000/week. As to Dr. Finkelstein wanting to be the tour doctor, Gongaware said he didn't recall specifically, but knew he wanted it."After his death we may have talked, but I don't recall specifics," Gongaware said. Gongaware said he sees Dr. Finkelstein a few times a year, but the subject of Michael never came up. Panish asked Gongaware if Dr. Finkelstein wanted to know if Michael was clean or using drugs. Gongaware said he didn't recall the conversation

Panish asked: "You could have told Dr. Murray at any time that his services were no longer needed, couldn't you?"
"No", Gongaware replied.
Panish: "You were involved in terminating one of the nannies who took care of Michael's kids?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Gongaware told nanny, Grace Rwamba, that her services would not be needed anymore because AEG was cutting down on Michael's expenses
"I never read the contract, I was there when Michael signed it, but didn't see what was in it," Gongaware said, "Doctor Murray was 100% Michael's cost" Based on the contract, Gongaware said 95% of the production expenses were Michael's responsibility, 5% AEG.
Panish: "Who decided there was a need for a written contract with Dr. Murray?"
Gongaware: "I don't know"
Gongaware said that if the tour went forward, Dr. Murray would've made $1.5 million for 10 months. Ortega would've made almost that.
Gongaware said although AEG never did a background check on Murray, in his view they had "checked out" the doctor according to their standard practices. "When we check out someone, we either rely on if we know the person or if they're known in the industry or if they're recommended by the artist & in this case, Dr. Murray was recommended by the artist, in fact, the artist insisted"
Panish pressed Gongaware:
"You did nothing to verify anything about Dr. Murray, isn't that true, sir?"
Panish asked Gongaware if he approved budgets for April-July including Dr. Murray as production expense. He said he didn't know which budgets he approved. "It's my job to get that show on the road," Gongaware said.
Gongaware said he had to know how much the production had spent at any given time, but didn't have time to read the budget.
Panish: "Do you think you're good at your job, sir?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish: "Very good?"
Gongaware: "I think so"
Gongaware testified that he didn't pay attention to the tour budgets that he approved, even though he was the tour manager.Paul Gongaware said he didn't read through the budgets, instead trusting that the tour accountant knew what he was talking about.
Gongaware testified that Dr. Murray's salary, although included in the company's budget for several months, wasn't something he saw as an actual payment that would be made. "If there's a potential for cost we put it in our budget so there are no surprises later", he said.
Gongaware often pleaded poor memory of events. He said he may have met with Jackson as many as 10 times, but could remember only two of the meetings and only one when Murray was present
Gongaware said he doesn't remember how many meetings he attended at Carolwood house. He didn't recall a meeting where a vase was broken. "There was a meeting where he signed the contract," Gongaware recalled, saying there were more but he doesn't remember specifics. At the meeting in early June, Gongaware said he was present along with Kenny, Randy, Frank DiLeo, Dr. Murray and Michael. "The meeting was about making sure Michael and Dr. Murray had everything they needed to care for Michael," Gongaware explained.
"Yes, we did talk about health-related issues. It was more a general meeting about what Dr. Murray would need", Gongaware said. He had told the police the topic of the meeting was Jackson's overall health ( i.e., diet, stamina and his weight)
He remembered that Jackson arrived late from a doctor's appointment and had slurred speech. Gongaware said Michael Jackson "was a bit off". "He was just coming back from visiting Dr. Klein. I believe he was under the influence of something. That was the only time I saw him like that", Gongaware said.
Jackson had missed a rehearsal and was thought to be dancing at home. However they discovered he was only watching video. Doctor Murray was receptive to their concerns and indicated he would take care of the situation
Court Transcript
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2023.05.27 21:37 jayeli2929 Time to upgrade.

Never had a German vehicle, mostly Honda and Acura. My 2013 Honda Accord v6 is paid off and rides great but has a dent in the side from a rogue Target shopping cart that creates 3k of salable and i don’t really want to fix it. (Been living with it for 1.5 years, not as noticeable after some slight DIY dent removal approaches)
Budget- 50k or less Primary needs - comfort and luxury - 4 doors - I’m 6’3 so bigger sedan - sedan only - i like apple car play and safety features - I’m excited to actually enjoy driving , finally have a decent budget
Cars I’m test driving
Any other suggestions to look at given the context above ?
In my go test drive queue
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2023.05.26 23:41 WaleedElb $25k budget for a fun daily

Hi all,
I used to drive a 2013 Audi A4 and it was a fun daily...until the maintenance became a nightmare.
So now I'm in the market for a new(er) car that is fun to drive, somewhat fast, and definitely a lot more reliable. I prefer manuals but I know most cars don't have them so it's not a big deal, but it is a plus.
When I had the Audi, I liked working on it a lot in terms of adding performance mods, changing the way it looks, and obviously having fun with it. If there are cars like that that wouldn't hurt to repair, that would be great! Here's a list of cars I'm looking at with good interest and wonder what y'all think or suggest:
  1. 2017/2018 Honda Accord, V6 or 2.0t
  2. 2016 Lexus RC 300 Base
  3. 2021 Kia K5 Gt-Line
  4. 2018/2019 Subaru WRX Limited or Premium
I really like the Kia Stinger as well but the only one fits in the budget is a 2018, which isn't bad, but it's the first generation of it and first generations of any car tends to have issues. So anything similar to these cars or one of these cars would be a good choice?
Thanks for any help!
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2023.05.26 20:06 khoafraelich789 3 Most Common Hyundai Tucson Problems Reported by Many Real Owners

3 Most Common Hyundai Tucson Problems Reported by Many Real Owners

The Hyundai Tucson is a popular choice for the compact crossover SUV segment, with its stylish design, upscale cabin, many safety features, and efficient hybrid options. While the Tucson is a solid pick, it’s not completely free of issues. Here are the three most common Hyundai Tucson problems reported by many real owners.

What are the most common Hyundai Tucson problems?

To find out the most frequent issues that Hyundai Tucson owners encountered, we looked at analysis from RepairPal. While some automotive evaluators rely on their own testing to determine a vehicle’s reliability, RepairPal collects data from real owners, including the severity, frequency, and cost of repairs. The benefit of this type of analysis is that it’s reflective of real-world scenarios.

Here are the three most common Hyundai Tucson problems reported by owners:

Illuminated check engine light due to automatic transmission not shifting correctly
Recalled airbag control module
No sound from the speakers

It’s important to note that these issues don’t affect most Tucson models. However, they were the most frequent ones for the crossover SUV, so let’s take a closer look to understand them in greater detail.

Most common Hyundai Tucson problem is an illuminated check engine light from a transmission shifting issue

Based on RepairPal data, the most common Hyundai Tucson problem reported by many owners is the check engine light illuminating as a result of the automatic transmission not correctly shifting. Typically, the cause of the issue is the failure of the speed sensors in the transmission. It’s a simple fix, for the speed sensors are easy to replace — and don’t cost much.

Airbag control module recall
The second most frequent issue reported by owners of the Hyundai Tucson is a defect in the airbag control module. With the defect, there is a greater risk of the passenger side airbag incorrectly deploying during a car accident. Because of this, the airbag control model must be replaced.

For this issue, Hyundai issued two recalls for certain model years of the Tucson (2005-2009, 2013, 2014, and 2016). Like most recalls, Hyundai should cover the cost of the airbag control module replacement.

No sound from the speakers

The other common problem for the Hyundai Tucson is a strange one. For models with a multimedia navigation system, the sound suddenly stops emanating from the crossover SUV’s speakers. Whether it’s when playing the radio, CD player, navigation system, or during telephone calls, the sound just abruptly stops.

Fortunately, the “no sound” issue is easy to address — and typically doesn’t require one to take the vehicle to a service center. The cause of the problem is a software glitch, which can be resolved with a “hard reset.” To do the “hard reset,” disconnect the negative battery terminal in the crossover SUV. Wait around 15 minutes and then reconnect the terminal. After that, the sound should come back.

Is the Hyundai Tucson a reliable crossover SUV?
For reliability, the Hyundai Tucson is “above average,” according to RepairPal data, with a rating of four out of five. In a field of 26 compact SUVs that the automotive site evaluated, the Tucson is the fifth most reliable vehicle.

The ownership costs for repairs of the Tucson are relatively low too. The average annual repair costs are $426, which is lower than most compact SUVs. This is the result of less frequent and severe repairs.

Source: motorbiscuit
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2023.05.26 18:27 laucatnyi Quoted 8k to fix 2013 Honda Accord

After noticing that my car’s oil runs out after a few months of driving, I took it in to get a diagnostic. I was told today that my pistons need replacing & my car is burning oil. He quoted me $8k to get it fixed, but he suggested that I just keep refilling the car with oil until I can trade it in. It has 156k miles on it, but I haven’t even had the car for a full year yet.
Should I pay the $8k, look elsewhere to get it fixed, or trade the car in?
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2023.05.26 18:06 SalmaanQ The Endgame Part 4 - Fuck Tha Police and their Best Buy Shell Game

Continued from Part 3

Fuck Tha Police Pt 1 – Best Buy Disappears

Best Buy was a huge problem for the detectives. First, how the hell did Adnan get there? Jay denied seeing Hae’s car in the lot and he was not sharp enough to later put together the fact that the Sentra was already at the Park N Ride when he picked up Adnan from the Best Buy. Hae’s car was sitting in the same spot where Jay would see it for the first time later close to 7 PM that evening. This indicates the involvement of at least one other accomplice who drove Adnan from the Park N Ride to the Best Buy. Second, it’s a fucking Best Buy. There were certainly security cameras covering the parking lot. This was 1999. Thomas Edison had taken credit for inventing the movie camera more than 100 years earlier. There was a national news story in 1997 when a security camera at a Louisiana Walmart captured a guy who murdered his ex in the parking lot. Florida Today, August 3, 1997, p. 19A (and several other papers). Yeah, Walmart with its inventory of low-end shitty merchandise. Not judging–I’ve shopped there. That’s how I know. Compare that to Best Buy’s mid-range electronics/appliances. Just saying that Best Buy had at least as much interest as Walmart with regard to security. The Baltimore Sun reported the installation of security cameras covering the parking lots in malls and other locations almost 2 years before Hae’s murder. The Baltimore Sun in Carroll, April 18, 1997, p. 5B; The Baltimore Sun in Howard, February 13, 1997, p.4B. Sure, this is anecdotal, but as you will see, there is specific evidence in the police file proving that the cops were treating any security camera footage from Best Buy like it was radioactive.
Fifteen years after Hae’s murder, Sarah Koenig stated in Episode 4 of Serial that “there probably weren’t security cameras in the Best Buy parking lot back in 1999. And that there certainly is no mention of any security footage in the police reports.” (emphasis added). Having recently gone back and found that part of Sarah saying this in the podcast made me realize even more how the cards were stacked against her. I don’t think Sarah had the same police file that I have. Props to SSR and Frankie Hellis for the MPIA requests and making them available in their native format instead of fucking them up by robbing them of the context in which they were produced by organizing them in timelines that seem helpful to the uninitiated, but only add to the confusion and background noise. Sarah may have only been working with the cherry picked information that Rabia Chaudry shared with her. Otherwise, she would have mentioned the subpoena to Best Buy that is in the police file, which we will discuss shortly. If Sarah had this subpoena, she should not hold herself out as an investigative journalist. Actually, that’s not entirely fair. The subpoena by itself is suspicious, but it is the context and timing of the subpoena that are damning. Even decent investigative journalists could miss that. The bottom line was that any security camera footage from Best Buy would create more questions than answers. If the footage shows Adnan getting picked up by Jay with Hae’s car nowhere in sight, how did he get there? If the footage showed Adnan getting dropped off by an unknown accomplice but the footage is too grainy to see who or make out a license plate, who is this person?
This is where Ritz and Macgillivary show that they attended Bilal’s seminar on fabricating evidence. Fortunately for us, they were shitty students. The detectives needed a story from Jay that would precede Adnan’s subsequent alibis. A story that would put Jay’s viewing of Hae’s body before Adnan was seen by anyone at track practice. A story that would shrink the time between when Hae was last seen alive and when the only witness they had saw her dead. Shrinking that window and putting Adnan in possession of Hae's body shortly after she was last seen alive would improve the case for making Adnan responsible for the murder. This new story would change Adnan’s situation from likely avoiding a misdemeanor charge for unlawful disposal of a body to almost certainly being convicted of 1st degree murder. Before you read on, take a moment to review the judge’s instructions to the jury in Adnan’s trial for the requirements to determine if a person is guilty of 1st degree murder–particularly the importance of intent. Trial Tr. 2/25/1999, 36:25 - 38:8. This will provide context for Jay’s emphasis about Adnan supposedly announcing his plans to kill Hae that Jay somehow never shared with Jen.
Jay’s inclusion of Best Buy almost guaranteed that the case would never close. The cops had no leads on how Adnan got there. No leads on who dropped him off. To make matters worse, any security camera footage would only serve to confirm the participation of an unknown accomplice.
Thus, the cops told Jay to forget Best Buy.
Like it never happened. They moved the location where Jay picked up Adnan after school to the strip on Edmondson Ave. near where Adnan dumped Hae’s car after disposing of her body. The cops didn't make Jay move the pick up to the Park N Ride because, like Jay, they did not put it together that Hae's car was sitting there since about 3 PM on January 13th. Morons. They had Jay change the story to have Adnan specifically tell him that he was going to kill Hae earlier in the day on January 13. MPIA 233. If that had happened, Jay would have shared it with Jen. They made Jay lay it on thick by making him say that Adnan proudly declared that he murdered Hae when he popped the trunk open at Edmondson Ave. MPIA 238. Recall that Jen never said that Jay told her that Adnan admitted he did it. It was now BCPD’s turn to make Jay do their bidding under the threat of dire consequences. And Jay, having waived his rights and lacking the means to defend himself, had no recourse and again was compelled to play along. I mocked Susan Simpson quite a bit for the tapping sounds that could be heard during Jay’s statement, because if the cops were going to entirely invent Jay’s version as Susan alleges, why not simply give him a script? Contrary to Susan’s assertion, the detectives made up parts of Jay’s testimony. Parts that required their prompting him. Parts that would fit with some of what actually happened. I might have come to that conclusion sooner if Susan wasn’t so goddamn annoying.
What the cops did here is particularly fucked up because they effectively coerced Jay into falsely admitting to increased involvement in Hae’s murder. Also, his statement read like Jay was a legal scholar who understood the importance of establishing intent to secure a murder1 conviction. While forcing him to change his story, the detectives also increased the probable cause that would normally compel them to lodge charges against Jay. They had everything they needed to put the bracelets on him but they didn’t. “Ok, you’ve admitted to being an accessory in a murder we’ve been investigating for the past few weeks. Can we give you a lift home?” At one point during the 2/28/99 interview while the recorder was off, Jay asked the detectives how he can go about getting a lawyer. Trial Tr., 2/10/1999 at 49:5-10. Jay stated during trial that the detectives asked why he would want one and gave him no guidance. Id. at 52:7-12. Of course, they were not going to charge Jay after that. If they did, he could ask for a public defender and that’s the end of their puppet. They liked that Jay was putty in their hands. They liked that they could leave their options open and force him to say whatever was necessary whenever it was necessary to make their case. Thus, Jay continued to be batted around as a plaything for the next six months by the cops with no charges brought against him and no lawyer representing him. Placing Jay in legal limbo for that length of time is beyond cruel and truly a shit situation.


Remember all that shit I wrote about a dozen paragraphs earlier about the purpose and process for police progress reports? Here is where they come into play. Because the detectives conjured a sizable portion of Jay’s testimony, they hedged on committing it immediately to paper. They needed to be sure that they had the best version of the story before they started sending out grand jury summonses for witness testimony. Thus, after faithfully and promptly documenting the progress of the investigation, they sat on preparing reports of Jay and Jen’s recorded statements for more than two weeks. The dumbshit detectives were so enthralled at their manipulation of Jay Wilds and the story that they invented for him that they apparently forgot the entirety of Jen’s statement. That includes not only the substance of her interview but also the fact that she was less pliable than Jay because she retained a lawyer. On March 15, 1999, the day before grand jury subpoenas would be served, the detectives prepared their progress reports for Jen and Jay’s recorded statements from February 27th and February 28, respectively. The progress report for Jen’s statement has to be seen to be believed.
First, not one fucking word about Best Buy. You know, the place where she said Jay told her that Adnan killed Hae. Jen literally referred to Best Buy a dozen times during her statement. It was the only location that Jay told her about specifically besides Kristi's apartment that she shared with the detectives. Instead, the report mentions several places that Jen never spoke of. The 600 Block of Franklintown Road. The 4400 block of N Franklintown Road. The report mentions Adnan burying Hae in a shallow grave after she repeatedly stated that Jay told her that he did not know where the body was buried. Then there is the description of Hae’s car. You know. The one that Jen said she never saw before and knew nothing about. Despite her explicitly telling the cops that she had no knowledge about the car Hae drove, the report explicitly mentions the 1998 Nissan Sentra. Despite Jen stating that she did not know the trunk of which car Jay saw Hae’s body, the report about her interview puts it in the Sentra. The report about Jen’s interview also indicates that Hae’s car was parked near 600 Edgewood Street.
For those who attempt to argue that the report was intended to be a composite of information that was collected from both Jay and Jen, look at every other fucking progress report in this case. MPIA 15-105. When multiple things happen in a single day, there is a separate report for each task/incident. Each report covers a separate and discrete subject. Also, if the report of Jen’s statement was intended to be a composite of Jen and Jay’s statements, then why the fuck is there a separate report for Jay’s statement that was prepared on the same day as Jen’s? And why in the name of Circuit City is there no mention of Best Buy anywhere in the report? For those who are not scholars of big box electronic store history, Circuit City stores began disappearing around the time of this case because they could not compete with Best Buy. Yep, nothing makes an already mediocre joke worse than having to explain it.
The detectives sat down with the prosecutor on the morning of March 15 after preparing the bullshit progress reports to go over next steps for the grand jury proceedings. Whether it was because the detectives were ignorant, sloppy or both, someone finally thought to check the report on Jen’s interview against the actual transcript. The morons realized that most of the report chronicling Jen’s recorded statement was fan fiction. Jesus. I don’t even like saying that about other people’s writing when it actually applies. But what made them shit themselves was remembering that Jen had legal representation. That meant that they were stuck with what she said in her recorded statement. They were stuck with fucking Best Buy.
While Jen’s statement was etched in stone, Jay, who was still uncharged and still lacked legal representation, was still pliable. Thus, the detectives dragged Jay back to the homicide office to fix their fuck up. Their story is that they brought him back in because his story did not match the location data from Adnan’s phone. That is complete horse shit. While it is true that the cops were in possession of the location data from Adnan’s phone, the ignorant, lazy fucks did nothing with it. Actually, they had the location data before Jay’s first interview too. At any rate, take a look at Jay’s March 15, 1999 interview transcript and tell me how many times the detectives refer to the location data. I’ll save you some time, but feel free to confirm: ZERO. The subsequent communications with AT&T suggest that the location work was not done until closer to when Jay was finally charged in early September 1999. MPIA 1477-1480. And look at the timings of Jay’s March 15, 1999 interview. He was brought in at 3:05 PM and signed the waiver of his right to counsel at 3:15 PM. MPIA 265. His recorded statement did not begin until 6:20 PM–more than three fucking hours later! Yeah, I know, Susan…thank you, but shut the fuck up because you were still way off.
To eliminate the fact that Adnan was dropped off at the Best Buy lot by an unknown accomplice, Hae’s car now magically appeared at the Best Buy. The trunk pop that never happened during the day time moved from Edmondson Ave. to the Best Buy parking lot too. Hae’s car was now driven from the Best Buy to the Park N Ride while Jay followed in Adnan’s Honda. Even the dumbest plot would have had Jay meet Adnan at the Park N Ride instead of doing this idiotic convoy from the Best Buy to the Park N Ride. For the record, that is not “come and get me.” There was no one to “get” if Adnan had Hae’s car. It’s “come and follow me for no fucking reason.” What could the detectives do? Jen had saddled them with Best Buy and this implausible story is the best they could come up with in a few hours. Remember, they not only had to invent major parts of Jay’s story, but they also had to make it consistent with Jen’s locked version and drill it into Jay’s head so that he could regurgitate it on tape.
In their overzealous effort to paint a target on Adnan, the cops made Jay say that Adnan told him the day before on January 12, 1999 that he was going to kill Hae. MPIA 310. But then the detectives’ “stupid Bilal” went into overdrive and they made Jay say that he told Jen on January 12th that Adnan was going to kill Hae. MPIA 312. This was the detectives making like music producer Bruce Dickinson where they kept demanding more intent like it was cowbell.
To conceal the fuck up of their March 15, 1999 progress reports, the detectives subsequently prepared new reports dated April 27, 1999 to cover Jen and Jay’s recorded statements from February. MPIA 66-67. Yeah, two fucking months later. This time the cops learned their lesson and were more careful to not include any substantive information. What if they needed to change the story again? No explanation is provided for why these duplicative reports were prepared. My guess is that they were supposed to borrow Rabia Chaudry’s paper shredder and destroy the March 15, 1999 reports but got sloppy and forgot. When you never get called out for this shit, why bother? Alternatively, these sanitized duplicate reports may have been prepared for trial purposes so that they would not have to share the fan-fiction one with the defense. Gutierrez would have torn Macgillivary a new asshole if she was given the 3/15/99 version of the progress report about Jen’s 2/27/99 interview. The 4/27/99 version of the report gave her nothing.


Having “fixed” Jay’s statement while forcing him to make fantastically ridiculous explanations for the wild changes that are directly attributable to the detectives’ incompetence while making us think it was due to Jay’s dishonesty, they were ready to hand out grand jury summonses. The first set went out on March 16, 1999 to Jen, Saad Chaudry and Bilal Ahmed ordering them to appear the next day. What is really interesting from this point forward is the information that the cops sought and, more importantly, what they did not seek.
Both Jay and Jen told the cops about several pieces of evidence that were tossed in dumpsters during the evening of January 13, 1999. These included Hae’s keys, wallet, shovels and clothing. On March 19, 1999, more than two months after all that shit went into the dumpsters, Macgillivary contacted BFI waste management service to inquire about the following info:
Given that most commercial dumpsters are emptied weekly, those that allegedly contained the items sought by the cops were emptied at least 9 fucking times by March 19, 1999. Also, Maryland of 1999 was big on incinerating trash with over 100 incinerators located throughout the state. The Baltimore Sun, June 14, 2000 at p. 1A. Not good for the environment and really not good for evidence you hope to recover. Anything that went into the dumpsters 9 weeks earlier was likely reduced to ash. Yet the detectives pressed on with this quixotic quest. They might as well have subpoenaed hell demanding the production of the proverbial snowball. You would think that there would be other, more readily available evidence of high relevance that they should seek. Oh, they did seek testimony of other individuals and served subpoenas to gather additional information, including:
April 13, 1999 was a busy day for the detectives and prosecutors. They dragged Jay in at 7:00 AM for yet another interview early in the morning to get the final details of the story straight. MPIA 104, 336. This interview was not recorded and, according to Jay, the detectives did not even take notes. Trial Tr. 2/10/1999 at 154:3-14. Of course, no charges were brought against Jay and he waived his right to counsel. After violating Jay’s rights again, the detectives reviewed their progress reports with ASA Wash and presented the case to the grand jury after which Adnan was indicted for first degree murder. MPIA 104.
The description above of the evidence that was requested before Adnan was indicted on April 13, 1999 underscores a glaring omission. If you’re paying attention, you already know what it is, but I’m gonna build it up anyway. The detectives and the prosecutor obviously realized the omission themselves and–taking a page from Bilal–tried too hard and revealed their scheme. Recall that the bullshit the cops were pushing was that Adnan murdered Hae in the Best Buy parking lot. And, of course, Adnan then inexplicably popped the trunk open in broad daylight in a ridiculously public spot to show Jay Hae’s body. The cops and prosecution should have left well enough alone and not concerned themselves with optics. But, like Bilal, they could not stop themselves. They thought that it would look weird if they never subpoenaed Best Buy when all this ridiculous criminal activity was supposedly happening at that location. Thus, on the same fucking day that Adnan was indicted, a subpoena was served on Best Buys [sic]. MPIA 105 and 1250-1253 (the AdnanSyedWiki does not include the fax coversheet showing the time the fax was sent). But did these corrupt fucks request footage from security cameras? No. They requested “all journal rolls, records and employment records for January 13, 1999.” That’s like serving a subpoena on AT&T for Adnan’s dental records. Four weeks earlier, they asked for locations of garbage from dumpsters that were emptied nine times and likely incinerated but were not interested in requesting whether there was any security camera footage that, according to their bullshit narrative, would have captured the actual murder and presentation of the victim’s dead body. Oh, and they did this after Adnan was already indicted. The subpoena to “Best Buys” was faxed at 4:20 PM. MPIA 1253. Are you fucking kidding me? Because such footage would have been toxic to their bullshit narrative. If anyone later asked them if they subpoenaed Best Buy, they could now say, “yeah, but they didn’t have anything.” Because what the cops and prosecutors should have asked for was so obvious, no one would inquire, "what did you specifically request?"
The footage would have been problematic for the defense as well. If it was requested and showed Adnan getting dropped off by an unknown accomplice and subsequently picked up by Jay, Adnan would not exactly come off looking like the golden boy they hoped the jury would see. Because Adnan was already on record telling the cops that he went to track practice after school with no mention of a detour to Best Buy. MPIA 814. Neither the prosecution nor the defense wanted any part of any security camera footage from Best Buy. It was the evidentiary equivalent of Bilal Ahmed.
At the same time, Gutierrez could have used the failure to seek let alone show footage from Best Buy to skewer the detectives. It would have been like playing chicken though because what if the detectives had actually been sloppy and forgot to ask? It seems like a ridiculously obvious thing to request given the importance of what the prosecution alleged went down at that location. Emphasizing the police and prosecutor’s failure to pursue or present that evidence was a prime opportunity to hammer reasonable doubt into the heads of the jury. Actually, Cristina could have done that during closing arguments. She even mentioned Jen suggesting that "there's a camera at Best Buy." Trial Tr. 2/25/2000 at 91:1-2. But Gutierrez used it in the context of Jay changing his story. Damn, she could have won the case on that issue:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, the state has indeed presented a strong case against Adnan Syed. They presented a sole eye witness whose story changed by the minute. That witness said that Adnan told him that he murdered Hae Min Lee. He said that Adnan proudly popped open the trunk of a car in the Best Buy parking lot and showed him the victim's body. Remember, the state wants you to believe that Adnan Syed strangled the victim in the vehicle and then dragged her dead body out of the car in broad daylight in the parking lot of a location for the busiest consumer electronics retailer in America during business hours and placed it in the trunk. Not one witness noticed that. Not a single shopper. Not a single employee.
But who needs a witness when you have security cameras! We were overwhelmed with the state's presentation of security camera footage of all this happening in broad daylight. They showed us footage of the victim's car pulling up to the Best Buy lot. They showed us footage of the car shaking suggesting the physical struggle that took place inside. They showed us footage of the victim's body being dragged out of the car and dumped into the trunk. And they showed us Adnan Syed popping the trunk open to show the victim's body to the state's sole eye witness.
Wait...they did not show any such footage, did they? But this was a Best Buy parking lot in the middle of the day. Surely the first thing the investigating officers did was request the security camera footage, right? No. They waited until after Adnan Syed was indicted and that afternoon, they faxed a subpoena to "Best Buys" for optics. How do we know it was optics? Because they subpoena only requested, and I quote, "all journal rolls, records and employment records for January 13, 1999." Not a single word about security camera footage. They did not request it because they did not want any security camera footage. Because they knew what their sole eye witness with the ever-changing narrative told you did not happen. As you deliberate whether this 17-year old boy should be found guilty of murder, you must ask yourselves why the state did not want you to see the security camera footage.
I'm not sure that a judge would allow that because you're not supposed to talk about evidence that was not presented. But that's not exactly the same thing. You're not talking about what the security camera did or did not show, just that it was obvious evidence that the state inexplicably failed to present. That is, if the state actually believed its own case. At any rate, this is hindsight and it was a strategic call that could have blown up in Gutierrez’s face. Because she was not privy to the information that we have today. She didn’t know what the tape would show. It would be insane for her to suggest evidence that could help the state make it’s case if there ended up being a new trial in the future. Accordingly, I don’t see that as a fuck up.
As to the footage itself, it likely would have been too grainy to identify the person who dropped off Adnan at the Best Buy parking lot. Let's focus on that for a moment to see if we can get a more clear picture.
On to Part 5...Hang in there!
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2023.05.26 13:52 sultanimate What car(s) could I get under my budget? (30-40k)

Hello! I would like to ask for some advice.
My budget is around 30-40k and I'm looking to get a GCC spec car (ideally something 2013+. Is this a bit unrealistic?).
. Might be a bit much to ask but I'm looking for something a bit on the modern-looking side.
Here are some cars that I've been scouting for:
Nissan Altima, Maxima
Honda Accord
Kia Optima
Hyundai Sonata.
If anyone has extra ideas or could point me in the right direction I'd super appreciate it!!
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2023.05.26 04:46 TheDTRfan12 Best mods for a 2013 Honda accord sport? (Coupe Version)

I’d like to add some HP and boost my engines life and overall improve my cars performance.
It has 102900miles on the odometer if anyone is wondering.
Besides basic things like tint, chrome delete, and adding misc items
I’d like to replace my air intake for a cold air intake, I’d like a muffler for better flow/sound, some recommendations for spoilers that may fit, and anything else I could do to it to tune it up a bit.
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2023.05.26 04:15 robotomatic Anyone else get one of these?

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2023.05.26 01:03 Ok-Preparation6591 2013 honda accord $122 for a gas cap.

2013 honda accord $122 for a gas cap.
Local Honda stealership taking my 80yo step-dad for a ride.
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2023.05.26 00:53 Midlife1603 2013 Accord A/C Pressure switch location

Can anyone help me out, where is the A/C pressure switch located on a 2013 Honda accord coupe?
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2023.05.25 22:20 VirtualLobotomy Is this a good deal?

I'm looking for something that will see me through 2-5 years. Does this look like a safe investment?
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2023.05.25 21:19 wrxie Who killed Livia Smith?

Hi all,
As a disclaimer, this is my first write up. Please let me know if I'm unclear or something looks confusing, I'll be happy to edit/clear things up.
Livia Smith was 32 years old. She had moved to Nashville from Northampton, MA. Her brother, Ian Struthers, states that his sister had always been his artistic and social mentor. She always started her own projects and had no fear of sparking up a conversation with a stranger. Though she was accepted into Smith College, she chose to pursue cosmetics and she completed an apprenticeship with Make-Up Designory branch in New York where she took on some high-profile clients. She got married and ended up moving to Nashville right around the economic downturn of 2008. Her marriage did not work out, and recently, she had accepted a job as a counter manager at Dillard's in Green Hills. She also bought a house on Barclay Avenue in East Nashville, where she lived with her friend Adam McCord and her Pitbull-Dalmatian mix Ellie. (I believe her brother now owns and lives in the house as well.) The weekend before her death, she traveled to Atlanta to meet someone she met off OK Cupid. (It is not believed that this person had anything to do with her death.)
On February 19, 2013, Livia was out and about visiting several well-known bars in the neighborhood of East Nashville. She started at the Village Pub off Riverside Drive, and continuing to Holland House, a speakeasy that no longer exists, but that then was off Eastland Ave. They visited several more bars, the vibe wasn't right at any of them. The last stop that evening was Three Crow bar in the famous Five Points part of the neighborhood. Her friend Anna Worstell recalls that while she was not sloppy, her speech was slurred, and a bartender thought she might need assistance getting into a vehicle. Anna insisted on driving Livia home once the latter stated it was time for her to call it a night since she had to work the next day. Livia stated there was a cab outside and she would be fine. She wasn't one to usually take cabs, but her friends believe she was feeling responsible. It was around 1:40 and 1:45am and only a 7 min ride home.
Around 5:10am on February 20, 2013, a neighbor going to work on Barclay Ave saw an object on the side of the road. It was Livia's dead body, less than a block from her house.
No one remembers what the cab driver looked like, which has surprised the investigators. Witnesses state he was a male and not Caucasian. A yellow van is described to have picked Livia up, which leads to speculation that it was a Yellow Cab car. The company has no record of anyone making a pickup there at that time. No surveillance to catch a glimpse of the driver or license plate.
Investigators know that she died from blunt force trauma to the head. They do not believe it could have been a hit and run. She also had abrasions on her hands and knees.
One speculation is that something happened inside the cab and Livia felt like she needed to escape. In the process of exiting the vehicle, possibly while it was moving, she may have been pushed or may have jumped out. No one is sure how long she lay on the side of Barclay Ave. Her clothes did not seem to have been messed with nor were they ripped or damaged. Her cell phone was located at the scene and was used to recreate a partial route of her return home. Detective Matthew Filter of MNPD states that they "believe that she tumbled on the roadway and struck the back of her head hard on the road surface which caused her death." Her brother believes "she was fleeing the cab trying to escape sexual assault. My sister was a tough broad, she wouldn’t back down. She was a very tough woman and I think she fought back. You know, and he just left her on the side of the road."
While to this day, no one has been charged with the murder of Livia, there is a theory that a Yellow Cab driver may have had a part in this. Samir Hindieh was identified as a suspect in the 2015 New Years Day sexual assault of a Belmont student. He was charged with two counts of sexual battery, and he entered guilty pleas. He served only 365 days out of the 2 and 4 years he was sentenced to to be served concurrently. According to a civil suit, Hindeh had multiple accusations, but Yellow Cab kept him on the payroll and was accused of negligence. The matter was settled.
According to the lawsuit, Hindieh groped and fondled the woman, touching her breasts and placing his hand under her skirt despite her protests. Jane Doe then contacted Yellow Cab, which gave her a similar response that the company gave the police after Livia's death. No one could tell her who the driver was, despite the GPS data they were supposed to collect and the fact she had the driver's phone number.
Her friends petitioned the Metro Transportation Licensing Commission to ask that all cabs be required to carry GPS. It was unanimously approved.
The case also gave a big push to Lyft/Uber's spread throughout Nashville as that left a record of your driver, route and time stamps.
Livia's family is offering a reward of $10,000 for anyone who may help in the solving of her murder.
Sources: https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/one-year-later-the-brutal-death-of-livia-smith-remains-unsolved-and-friends-and-family/article_a003a369-4c18-5d61-82b9-825f51a51942.html
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2023.05.25 07:07 Future_Background_75 BJS Rips Off consumers with Cheap Faulty defective Westinghouse TV's

BJS Rips Off consumers with Cheap Faulty defective Westinghouse TV's
I paid $311.73 on 08/31/2022 bought it online and picked up at Bj's a Westinghouse 58" 4K HDR LED Smart TV with 2-Year Coverage In Tampa, Florida. https://www.bjs.com/product/name/3000000000002251750
clearly on the website it's advertised with a 2-year coverage of the device
So this TV stopped working after 6 months, well within the manufacture's warranty. I sent pictures and did everything according to the warranty specifications to redeem my refund. After sending everything to Westinghouse, they verified that it was indeed a valid claim & the TV malfunctioned due to their own cheap hardware, but stated they would refuse to honor my claim because I had a 2-year warranty. However, the 2-year warranty is through Westinghouse TV not BJS, neither Westinghouse TV nor BJS will take responsibility.
Westinghouse TV responded and just said, "while your claim is valid, we aren't going to honor it because you purchased an extended warranty. I didn't purchase anything additional, the TV came with an additional 2-year coverage with the purchase. And that is an addition to the 1-year manufacture warranty, which Westinghouse TV refuses to honor. BJ's tells me that the coverage is through Westinghouse and Westinghouse says its BJS???
Proof they refused to honor warranty
I also contacted BJ's Customer service number -1800-257-2582 I also called their executive office to which I was told it would be escalated, and it would take 2 days to get a refund, however it's been a week and nothing. The BJS rep won't respond back to the original email, and neither will Westinghouse TV.
I have evidence and images of implied and expressed warranties on both companies that was inside the product and as well on their website, I have printed threads of emails and documented very incriminating communication by Westinghouse and BJS that shows them culpable of denying said implied or expressed warranties I screen shotted all of it and compiled all the juicy receipts, I also have pics of the faulty TV and the defective lines on the screen, and proof of purchase.
Defective TV with Lines in it going horizontal and vertical
I then analyzed that evidence against current Florida laws, US laws and any applicable laws that These companies may have violated.
Which are as follows: Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA): This law prohibits deceptive, unfair, and unconscionable acts or practices in trade or commerce. Selling a deliberately faulty TV could be considered a deceptive practice under this law.
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act: This federal law governs warranties on consumer products. If the faulty TV was sold with a warranty that did not disclose the limited working period, it could potentially violate this law.

Implied Warranty of Merchantability: Under Florida law, there is an implied warranty of merchantability, which means that when a retailer sells a product, it is assumed to be reasonably fit for its ordinary purpose. Selling a TV that is designed to fail after a short period of time may breach this implied warranty.
Express Warranty: If the retailer made specific claims or promises about the TV's quality or durability, and these claims were false or misleading, it could constitute a breach of an express warranty.

I have filed reports with the BBB, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Service Division, The Florida Attorney General, The Department of agriculture, The FTC, and the consumer product and safety commission just to name a few.
I also will be sending a demand letter for breach of contract to BJ's Corporate offices and if I still don't get a resolution after that I am going to sue in small claims court for the maximum amount allotted.
But first before I sue I shall send a demand letter for breach of contract and demand the original sum paid for the T.V., I'm also going to attempt to return it one last time to the store but this time i will have someone record the BJS rep and me and get it on camera them denying the return or honoring the 2-year warranty that came with the TV. BJ's New corporate address, ( Yes they moved again) https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221011005384/en/BJ’s-Wholesale-Club-Completes-Move-to-New-Corporate-Headquarters-in-Marlborough-Massachusetts
350 Campus Dr Marlborough, MA 01752
Bjs Sec Filings https://investors.bjs.com/financials-and-filings/sec-filings/default.aspx
Recall Guide https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/CPSCRecallHandbookAugust2021.pdf
Recalls https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls
I put together this handy guide in case someone out there is dealing with this nightmare!
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2023.05.25 04:15 chconline Accord Intermediate Shaft Bearing Leaking Grease

Hey everyone, looking for some advice. Got a 2013 Accord sedan 6MT. A few days ago, I noticed some drips on my garage floor, so I looked under the car.
Here's what I found: https://i.imgur.com/kdhhdX9.jpg
It looks like grease is leaking out of the intermediate shaft bearing. I'm guessing the grease is turned into oil due to high temperature and was flung all around due to it being in motion. I checked all around and as far as I can tell, the oil pan isn't leaking oil, nor is anything above the intermediate shaft.
I called 2 dealerships and both can replace the bearing (91057-SR3-008), but it looks like the Honda manual is quoting 2 hours of labor.
An independent mechanic only wants to replace the entire intermediate shaft assembly (44500-T2A-A10), but the price is very similar since he's giving me a great deal on the labor cost and he can get OEM parts for a great price too. It seems he's unwilling to replace the bearings only, citing that a lot of times another component may crack when removing the bearing.
My understanding is removing the bearing is a bit of work and putting it back in may require a press.
My questions are:
1) Is it normal to replace the entire intermediate shaft when the bearing goes bad? (As in, what's the chances of the dealership going like, "Oh hey, you got to replace the entire intermediate shaft too because something broke when we tried to remove the bearing?")
2) How long can I drive the car normally until something worse happens? (The car has been driving normally as far as I'm concerned, no weird sounds, no vibrations, etc)
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2023.05.24 19:55 ryu289 He never even read my links.

From here in response to this:
So the first link actually destroys your argument, as it shows a problem that actually talks about racial bias, not to mention the article itself is heavily biased. So good job shooting yourself in the dick there!
This is what I said:
""Don't forget, there are STILL teachers out there trying their damnedest to push CRT and transsexualism onto children in schools" And what does that even mean? Because 9 times out of 10, these are not st buzzwords from the right: https://popular.info/p/ron-desantis-math-textbook-hoax
I was talking about CRT. With that link it talks about lie involving CRT.
The second article is another falsehood, trying to spin the parents of the child that tried to take her own life as the bad guys while the school, WHOSE TEACHERS ACTUALLY TRIED TO TRANSITION THEIR KINDERGARTEN CHILD (https://washingtonstand.com/news/my-blood-still-boils-father-recalls-schools-secret-attempt-to-transition-daughter) looks like a haven of angels in comparison! So great work, making yourself look almost as shady as those teachers.
Here is what my link said:
The above paragraph demonstrates how the lack of parity benefits the religious right's narrative. An article by News4Jax provided details omitted from FRC's rendition of the story:
The parents claim that the administration of the Clay County elementary school their child attends overstepped its authority in discussing and supporting their child’s request to be referred to by a different name and gender and, in doing so, that the district violated the parents’ rights to direct the education of their child. After the child told the school counselor about two separate suicide attempts in early January, the parents were notified and later filed the lawsuit that month. The parents told News4JAX that the concept of changing one’s gender identity is inconsistent with the family’s catholic Christian beliefs and referred to the scenario as “a mental health problem.”
The parents are blaming the school for something they themselves are responsible for, i.e. the child being afraid to come out to them.
They are attempting to make the school look like culprits instead of asking themselves why was their child scared to be honest with them. Also don't let FRC's article confuse you with its phraseology. Claiming that the school was "transitioning" the child is a sly way to allude to people's stereotypes about the transgender community - the belief that surgery is always involved. The actions the school took were minor ones in order make the child feel at ease.
The next seven links are all to the same article, so I'll just torpedo them all here: It's all bullshit. So it tries to dispute the HB 1557 Bill as the "Don't Say Gay" Bill and spin it as an attack on the LGBTQIA+=<>!@#$%&* community, while citing what it actually says here, which I shall now quote:
"Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards"
In other words, you disingenuous douche-canoe, it stipulates that you cannot discuss things about sexual orientation or gender identity TO MINORS UNDER TEN YEARS OF AGE!!! but the fact that you find that problematic seems pretty sus to me. You got some hidden pics you don't others to see, groomer?
Here is what he said before:
While I don't particularly care for JSG's anti-conservative tirades, this time I'll have to make an exception because, honestly, I can believe this has happened, completely. What really gets me is the student telling her parents that their teacher showed them the movie and her mother, who had a seat on the schoolboard and a prominent member of the department of education, because I was in a similar situation.
When I was a kid, my parents split up(mostly due to my mom being unable to deal with my dad and his decisions on how to be a parent...among other things), and my father was awarded majority custody of me. I would visit my mother and half-brothers in the summer, and when we did we weren't allowed to watch the classic cartoons like: Johnny Bravo; Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy; Courage the Cowardly Dog; SpongeBob SquarePants; etc. I asked my mom one time why, and she said "Because they're adult-oriented shows being pushed onto kids to perverse our childhood". She went so far as to tell our friends' parents not to let us watch it when we went over to their house(s). And it doesn't stop there; this is the same woman who regularly attended PTAs to criticize the teachers AND students; made class-visits to observe the teachers to make sure they were "doing their job"(though honestly, I think it was to keep an eye on me because I wasn't a good student), and was a BIG fan of using verbal abuse and beatings for discipline! Long story short, my mom cared too much. She was literally one of the prototypes of the female model we now know as the "Karen".
And yet he still defends bills that don't define what "insturcts" and "age appropriate" are. IN fact the link he skewers points this out:
In other words, “instruction . . . on sexual orientation or gender identity” — terms not defined in the law – is completely prohibited for students up to the third grade. Beyond the third grade, such instruction is permitted only to the extent that it is “age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.” The vagueness of the law raises numerous questions. Does it mean, for example, that an educator can use books with LGBTQ+ characters so long as the discussion of those books does not focus on their sexual orientation or gender identity? Does it mean that all discussion of families and the many different ways families are formed must be avoided altogether in grades K-3? The Florida Department of Education has so far failed to give any guidance on these or countless other questions about how the law will be applied. It is important to know, however, that Florida law must give way to the non-discrimination protections of federal civil rights law that are detailed below. Accordingly, efforts by school administrators to enforce the “Don’t Say Gay” law in a way that prohibits only LGBTQ+ educators from discussing their family status or prohibits only children of same-sex marriages from discussing their families, violate those non-discrimination mandates and should be countered using the complaint procedures detailed below.
So instead of realizing the problems with this law, he doubles down on it.
And he thinks pointing this out promotes "grooming" which he doesn't define either.
Your TA article is almost as hilarious. Half the links in it lead to pages that no longer exist, and the other try, and fail, to dispute that girls are uncomfortable with boys entering their bathrooms/locker rooms:
His first link is this, which is false.
And his second link is this:
GLAAD to media: Don't get duped by fabricated stories of transgender youth harassing students
So he shoots himself in the foot.
I mean, sorry that you're offended that girls feel uncomfortable when a guy enters what's supposed to be their "safe space" and don't feel safe, but really they should be more open to the idea. I mean, it's not like anything bad has ever happened, right?!
As compared to Christains having unfettered access? And why lie?
The child trafficking, as horrible as it is, should be investigated at the federal level, which I highly doubt it is. Should DeSantis look into it? Absolutely, but he's not the root cause of it.
He's just choosing to ignore it. Double standards much? Where is the consistency? ANd since when has "foster home abuse" been the exact same as "child trafficking"?
Yes, because separating children from parents who are GIVING MINORS HORMONE BLOCKING DRUGS TO PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THEIR BODIES is just the height of parental abuse. Truly, we should focus more on separating children from their religious, kind and caring parents. Then again, you would be all for that.
What permanant damage? What about the parents that affirm their child's gender? Or are you just trying to push heteronormaitve values even if it harms kids
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2023.05.24 19:37 mavenHawk Help me choose between 4 cars please.

I am looking to buy a car under 12K. I have narrowed it down to these 4.
One is a 2009 Acura TL 106K miles. The price is expensive. According to KBB 7K is the upper limit for this car. I like this one if they negotiate on the price.
The second one is a 2013 Honda Accord. 130K miles. Newest of the bunch.
Third is a 2011 toyota corolla with only 30K miles. It does say a theft was reported on this vehicle on car gurus tho so I don't know if that increases the insurance or something.
Forth one is a 2008 BMW 328i with 68K miles.
All of these are in North California
Any advice is appreciated
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2023.05.24 19:34 SpencerLass Purge valve outlet tube ruptured. Can I duct tape or electrical tape it until I can get the replacement?

Purge valve outlet tube ruptured. Can I duct tape or electrical tape it until I can get the replacement?
2013 Honda Accord. I got a gas cap warning last week but the gas cap seal looks normal. I ordered a new purge valve canister but it hasn’t arrived. Yesterday I noticed a new hissing noise in that area and today found this.
Is there anything besides a bad purge valve canister that would cause this?
I’m trying to rig it safely-ish until my parts come next week.
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2023.05.24 19:24 SpencerLass Purge valve outlet tube ruptured. Can I duct tape or electrical tape it until I can get the replacement?

Purge valve outlet tube ruptured. Can I duct tape or electrical tape it until I can get the replacement?
2013 Honda Accord. I got a gas cap warning last week but the gas cap seal looks normal. I ordered a new purge valve canister but it hasn’t arrived. Yesterday I noticed a new hissing noise in that area and today found this.
Is there anything besides a bad purge valve canister that would cause this?
I’m trying to rig it safely-ish until my parts come next week.
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2023.05.24 19:02 Hopeful-Operation-38 Acturat or Radio? 2010 Honda Accord

Acturat or Radio? 2010 Honda Accord
By "part" I'm referring to the Blend door actuator for the passenger side. He was sure it wasn't that because at the time my air was blowing freezing cold. But now... not so much. This is a 2010 Honda Accord with dual A/C. The clicking only happens when I get in the car and start up it goes away after like 10-15 seconds. But when I click CD/ AUX button it goes crazy and start clicking again. So that's why my mechanic thought it wasn't the actuator. So thoughts?
But alsoooo any recommendations for the radio? Is there a fuse for that or so? I read somewhere, I may need to replace the whole radio. I know the basic stuff about cars but not too much. I’m a college student who doesn’t want a car note so want to ride this thing out until I can’t no more
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