WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, December 28, 2018:Police conducted a wellness check on a party slumped over the steering wheel of a parked car in the Target parking lot. Situation checked OK. Party was just taking a nap. (9:20am)A wallet was found in the MBTA North Wilmington parking lot with a Florida driver’s license. (10:34am)A caller stated there was a possible injured and/or rabid raccoon out in front of Symbotic on Research Drive. Animal Control Officer took possession of the raccoon and made arrangements to euthanize the animal. (10:50am)A walk-in party reported he believed someone was shooting holes in his mailbox on Main Street. Police went to the man’s home and inspected his mailbox. No damage was observed. (12:35pm)Joshua Kivlehan (25, Lynn) was arrested on a warrant. (1:35pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 3: Drug Arrest; 11pm Fireworks On Lowell St.; Raccoon Gets Head Stuck In Soup CanIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”
Damania, known to be close to Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, lashed out at the party leadership saying she had backed the AAP chief for “principles” and not “horse-trading”.”I quit…I have not come into AAP for this nonsense. I believed him…I backed Arvind for principles not horse-trading,” she tweeted.A senior leader from Maharashtra, Damania had unsuccessfully contested from Nagpur constituency against Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari whom she had accused of corruption. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe resignation of Damania comes at a time when the AAP is battling internal strife after two senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav criticised Kejriwal openly for his working style.Former AAP MLA from Rohini, Rajesh Garg alleged that Kejriwal had spoken about breaking the Congress and forming the government with the support of their MLAs in Delhi last year. Garg also circulated an audio clip of a purported telephonic conversation of Kejriwal to back his allegations. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindDemanding an inquiry into the matter in the next 48 hours, Damania said Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan should apologise to the volunteers.”I demand an inquiry in 48 hrs into all these allegations. Volunteers have given their sweat & blood. It is not for the party…It is for the country. AAP will only work on siddhant (principles). Just enough of nonsense. Arvind, PB & YY should apologise to the karyakarta in next 48 hrs for their acts”AAP is not a political party. It was a ray of hope for this country. Thousands of vols slogged for it. Just no one can play with the siddhant,” she tweeted.
Kolkata: The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) has made elaborate plans to boost ecotourism in North Bengal through a major overhaul of its properties. It is also coming up with a new ecotourism camp adjacent to Jhalong waterfall with lodging facilities for the tourists.”Our purpose behind the renovation of our resorts and construction of the new camp at Jhalong is aimed at making people aware of the ecology and at the same time, educate them about the importance of conserving them. Our ecotourism resorts are ideal for those who love serene and peaceful ambience and look for relief from the hustle and bustle of the concrete city life,” said Ravinder Pall Saini, managing director of WBFDC. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWBFDC has decided to distribute booklets to educate the tourists about the dos and don’ts during their period of stay at its resorts, all of which are located in and around the forest area.”We want to inculcate the message to our tourists that an eco resort is not like a conventional hotel and they have to adhere to certain rules while staying in it. Plastic is completely banned, there is restriction on round-the-clock electricity as too much light discourages animals to venture near the resort,” a senior WBFDC official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that there is already an ecotourism resort of WBFDC at Jaldhaka, which enjoys full occupancy throughout the year. “Now, we are adding to our existing accommodation and at least 20 more tourists would be able to put up at Jaldhaka Resort,” Saini added. The work for renovation and adding of occupancy has already been taken up in collaboration with North Bengal Development department.In North Bengal, the WBFDC has nature resorts in places such as Jaldhaka, Murti, Paren, Rasikbil, Suntalekhola, Loleygaon, Lava Kalimpong, Mongpong and Lepchajagat. The locations of these properties and the excellent hospitality provided by the staff ensure steady reservations for these resorts throughout the year.It may be mentioned that WBFDC has roped in some local villagers from Panijhora to work at its Murti Resort in Dooars.”They not only do cooking and other activities for tourist hospitality but also guide them about the best time for animal sighting during jungle safari. We are looking at similar tie-ups with local youths for our other resorts,” a senior WBFDC official added.
Edinburgh of the early 19th century was one of the leading centers for anatomy in Europe. It was home to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, of which Robert Knox was a member. Known for his engaging and witty teaching style, Knox was a popular teacher for students looking to learn this new and exciting skill.By law, anatomists were only allowed to use the corpses of those who had died in prison, those who had committed suicide, or the corpses of orphans.William Hare as he appeared in the witness box.Changes in the law meant that there were fewer crimes punishable by death and by the mid-1800s the study of anatomy had become so popular that legally sourced cadavers were getting harder to come by.There was a financial incentive in supplying cadavers to anatomists, and soon the gap in the market led to an upsurge in grave robbers, known as resurrection men.Courtroom sketch of William Burke.Things got so bad that some graveyards build guard towers to watch over the graves, some families took shifts to watch over their dearly departed and some attached metal cages over the graves of their recently buried loved ones.Those looking to sell cadavers earned the best money for fresher corpses, and it wasn’t long before grave robbing turned into murder.The most notorious murderers for medical science were William Burke and William Hare who over a period of one year murdered at least 16 people for the sole purpose of selling the cadavers to medical research.Facial reconstruction of William Burke. Photo by Chris Rynn CC BY-SA 4.0Burke and Hare met in Midlothian during the harvest season of 1827. When the harvest was over, Burke and his wife moved into Hare’s lodging house in Edinburgh.It was not long after that the pair who were known for being drunk and boisterous hit upon an easy way to make money.View of Burke’s house from the rear.When an elderly tenant at Hare’s lodging house passed away of natural causes, he still owed Hare £4.00 in rent.Rather than let the corpse be buried, they removed it from the coffin and took it to Edinburgh University where they were directed to Surgeons Square and the offices of Robert Knox.Dr. Robert Knox.The surgeon was delighted and without asking too many questions, paid the pair seven pounds and 10 shillings, in today’s money this is around £600 (approximately $800).Soon the pair found their next victim. Another tenant had come down with fever and was delirious, and Hare was concerned that his lodging business would be affected. So Burke and Hare got the tenant drunk and suffocated him; Burke sat on the man’s chest and upper torso while Hare held a pillow over his face. This time Knox paid the pair £10 — around £875 today. Over the next year, Burke and Hare were to dispatch at least 15 more people in the same way.Statement by Burke in January 1829 to the Edinburgh Courant, ‘docter Knox Never incoureged him Nither taught or incoregd him to murder any person.’They would get the unwitting person drunk, and once they couldn’t resist, Burke and Hare would suffocate them.The ease at which they were able to sell their gruesome wares made the pair greedy; they murdered a family member of Burkes who was visiting from Falkirk, and they killed an elderly woman and her young disabled grandson.Graveyard watchtower, built in Dalkeith, Scotland, in 1827. Photo by Kim Traynor CC BY-SA 3.0Knox continued to ask no questions and, impressed with the freshness of the corpses, paid between £8 and £10 per cadaver.Mary Paterson, killed by Burke while she was intoxicated.Rumours had begun to swirl around the pair, and many of Knox’s students began to suspect foul play. When Burke and Hare arrived with the corpse of a well-known street entertainer James Wilson, who was affectionately nicknamed Daft Jamie, Knox was said to deny to his students that it was the entertainer adamantly but removed the head and other identifiable features from the cadaver before the dissection lesson.James Wilson, known locally as Daft Jamie.Burke and Hare were finally arrested in November 1828 when a couple, Ann and James Grey, found the dead body of Margaret Docherty stashed in the room they were using as lodgings, a room they had left unattended for the evening under the coercion of Burke and Hare.Idealised etching of Burke murdering Margaret Docherty (also known as Margery Campbell) by Robert Seymour.The police were suspicious enough to follow up and found the corpse in the possession of Robert Knox.Death mask of Burke (left) and life mask of Hare (right). Photo by kim traynor CC BY-SA 3.0Hare was offered full immunity for his confession and died in obscurity having been chased out of Edinburgh by angry mobs.Calling-card case made of Burke’s skin. Photo by Kim Traynor CC BY-SA 3.0Burke was sent to hang, a cheering crowd of around 25,000 came out to watch, his body was given to medical science and his skeleton can still be seen at the Anatomical Museum of the Edinburgh Medical School.Read another story from us: 6 of the Most Scandalous Women in HistoryBoth Hare’s wife, Margaret, and Burke’s wife, Helen McDougal, were freed but both were chased out of Edinburgh by angry mobs. Robert Knox was not charged as he did not technically commit any crimes, but his life and career were ruined, he was stripped of his fellowship, debarred from lecturing and forced out of Edinburgh. He continued to practice medicine in London until his death in 1862.