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  • 3 people killed in separate shootings in Little Rock (Mother killed while holding 2 yo daughter)

    02/01/2016 10:21:45 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01 FEB 16 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot over the course of a day in Little Rock, including a mother who was holding her young daughter while she was struck, police said Sunday. The killings bring to five the number of homicides in the city so far this year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan said 19-year-old Junius Pitts Jr. died early Sunday morning after being shot while apparently sitting in his car at a red light near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. A witness who was in the car...
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • Islamic State follower ambushes Philadelphia police officer: officials

    01/08/2016 12:25:40 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | 1/8/2016 | Daniel Kelly
    <p>PHILADELPHIA - A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush on his patrol car, the city's police commissioner said on Friday.</p> <p>Gunman Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before midnight and fired 11 rounds, three of which hit the officer in his arm. Police released still images from surveillance video that showed gunman dressed in a long white robe walking toward the car and firing, eventually getting close enough to shoot directly through the window.</p>
  • No indictment in Tamir Rice case, prosecutor says (Let the riots begin!)

    12/28/2015 11:37:19 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 211 replies
    CNN Breaking ^ | Updated 2:31 PM ET, Mon December 28, 2015 | By Steve Almasy and Ashley Fantz, CNN
    (CNN)An Ohio grand jury has decided not to return an indictment in the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, prosecutor Tim McGinty said Monday. Rice was holding a pellet gun when he was shot. It was "reasonable" to believe that the officer who killed the boy was facing a threat, McGinty said. The officer was in training outside a Cleveland recreation center in November 2014. The shooting sparked controversy given Tamir's age and the fact that he had a gun that resembled a handgun. McGinty called Rice's killing an "absolute tragedy." "But it was not, by the law...
  • Officer Hit By Rock During Altercation With Teens Near Towson Mall

    12/27/2015 10:54:33 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 41 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | CBS News
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) -- The area around Dulaney Valley Road in Towson is briefly blocked off. Police say a group of teenagers began throwing rocks at officers near the Towson Town Center. It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday night. At least one officer was hit by a rock, but did not need medical attention. Dozens of officers responded to the scene. Police say no one was arrested. Cell phone video appears to show a teen wrestling with an officer, before being brought to the ground. It's unclear at this time what started the altercation. The area has since been reopened.
  • FBI says California shooting 'possible terrorism'

    12/02/2015 10:18:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/15 | Cynthia Blank
    The mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday left 14 dead and 17 others wounded. Three assailants dressed in military-style gear and carrying "long gun" rifles opened fire at the Inland Regional Center at around 11:30 a.m. PST before escaping in a black SUV. Police later tracked them down several miles away, opening fire on the vehicle and killing two suspects, a man and a woman, in the shootout. A third suspect, whose gender has not been identified, was detained nearby. Law enforcement sources identified one of the slain suspects as Syed Farook, an...
  • Amish.biz The Amish are online, onscreen, and multiplying fast

    11/28/2015 7:08:09 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    © Aeon Media Pty ^ | 20 November, 2015 | Kevin Williams
    The Amish are online, onscreen, and multiplying fast. In their battle with modernity, it’s tough to say who’s winning I’ve probably visited more Amish settlements than anyone. Who would venture out to the most remote corners of Montana, Maine and South Texas if they didn’t happen to be a student of Amish culture? Perhaps a peddler of pots and pans; many Amish cooks, I have noticed, gradually gave up their cast iron for stainless steel in the past 50 years... In my 25 years exploring Amish communities, I’ve witnessed changes that would be unnoticeable to the average outsider... To the...
  • Flash mob hits designer store in Georgetown (D.C.), steals $13,000 worth of goods (City Under Siege)

    11/25/2015 10:33:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Hermann
    Georgetown has one of the nation's most upscale shopping areas. (iStock) A large group of juveniles robbed a designer store in Georgetown Tuesday evening and stole $13,000 worth of items, according to D.C. Police. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. at the Diesel store in the 3000 block of M Street NW. More than 20 people, police said, went into the store and grabbed several items off the racks, according to a police report. They stole four leather jackets, costing about $800, and an additional $12,000 worth of merchandise. One person who worked at the store was said...
  • Woman and child attacked by teens in Georgetown (D.C.)

    11/25/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2015 | Peter Hermann
    District police are searching for a group of teenagers who they said attacked a woman and her child in their sport utility vehicle in Georgetown earlier this week and smashed the sun roof with a rock. The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. near Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street Northwest, near the Georgetown Library and moments after the woman had strapped her daughter into a car seat after the child's morning music class. The victim gave a first-person account of the attack on a neighborhood Internet newsletter, and D.C. police confirmed the Monday incident on the department's Internet mailing list. D.C....
  • Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks and suspenders

    11/21/2015 3:16:45 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies
    AP via SeattlePI ^ | November 21, 2015 | staff reporter
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ~ An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon ~ not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. Twenty-two-year-old Leroy Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing his community's traditional clothing, Pennlive.com reported
  • Man wanted in 3 attacks in 3 hours, raping 1 woman in Lower Manhattan

    11/14/2015 10:54:28 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    KABC TV LA ^ | November 14, 2015 | Staff Report
    Authorities are searching for a man they say raped a 40-year-old woman during a robbery on the Lower East Side Thursday morning. Police say this same man attempted to rape one other woman and attacked another earlier in the morning.
  • Multiple people injured in shooting at Washington Square Mall

    10/28/2015 4:43:45 PM PDT · by citizen · 110 replies
    WTHR Channel 13 ^ | Oct 28, 2015 7:36 PM EDT | WTHR Channel 13
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metro Police officers say "multiple" people were injured in a shooting inside Washington Square Mall on the Indianapolis east side. It's happening at 10202 E. Washington Street. Several police cars are currently parked outside the southeast entrance of the mall, near the Target store. Police say three, maybe four, people were struck by gunfire. Their conditions are unknown. The mall, a former Simon Malls property, is now operated by Jones Lang Lasalle. An Indianapolis woman tweeted this post about being injured in the shooting, but so far WTHR has not confirmed details of any injuries.
  • TPD: Suspect shot after fighting with officer, trying to drown police K9 dies

    10/26/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa) ^ | 10/26/15 | Jason Lanning/Erin Maloney
    TAMPA -- A suspect shot this morning after Tampa police said he attempted to drown an officer and a police K-9 has died of his injuries. Kobvey Igbuhay, 18, died at the hospital where he was taken after being shot during the altercation with an officer. Police said the altercation occurred after four suspects in a stolen car fled into a swampy area to elude police. Two other teens police said were in the stolen car and taken into custody were identified as Dominic Robles, 18, and Shakira Rodriguez, 18. Rodriguez was apprehended after hiding in the woods for more...
  • Amish man challenges photo ID requirement to buy firearms

    10/26/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 90 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | uncredited
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. An Amish resident of central Pennsylvania is challenging the photo identification requirement to purchase a firearm, saying his religious beliefs prevent him from being photographed. Andrew Hertzler argues in a suit filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court that the requirement violates his religious freedom and his constitutional right to possess a firearm. Hertzler said his beliefs as a member of an Amish community in Lancaster County bar photographs being taken of him, but he was prohibited from buying a gun in June for self-defense purposes.
  • New York Police Officer Dies After Being Shot in East Harlem

    10/20/2015 9:34:25 PM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-21-2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    A police officer died after he was shot in the head while chasing a gunman in East Harlem on Tuesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said. The officer was shot around 8:30 p.m. near Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive and 120th Street, the police said. He had been responding to an armed robbery in a park when the chase began, police officials said. The officer, identified as Randolph Holder, 33, was taken in critical condition to Harlem Hospital, where he died a few hours later, the police said.
  • Two EMS Workers Attacked, Stabbed With Box Cutter In Detroit; Suspect Arrested

    10/20/2015 9:44:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Unknown
    The suspect first went for the Rojas, who has been working with the department for about two years. When Adams, a 13-year department veteran, stepped in to help her partner, the suspect turned his attention and his weapon to her. Both paramedics were stabbed and slashed repeatedly before making it back to their vehicle. Adams then drove she and her partner to Detroit Receiving Hospital where both remain in serious condition. It was a horrific scene. The EMS rig, the scene inside of the rig is horrific. Their injuries are horrific, Jones said, adding that both paramedics will...
  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.
  • Amish finally win the right to follow their beliefs in Eau Claire County

    10/01/2015 7:05:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-1-15 | Paul Brennan
    The Amish may have a reputation for raising barns lightning-fast, but this project has taken 10 years. It has taken that long for members of the Old Order Amish who want to build homes in Eau Claire County to complete the permitting process. The county refused to accommodate to their religious beliefs. Members of the Old Order strictly adhere to Amish religious and cultural traditions, and they reject electric appliances, modern plumbing and other innovations. The county welcomed the Amish when they first began settling in Eau Claire in the 1970s. Bridge Creek officials say that if the Amish hadnt...
  • Forest Acres police officer killed in shooting at Richland Mall (So Carolina)

    09/30/2015 10:10:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 43 replies
    WIS News 10 (Columbia, SC) ^ | September 30 | Jeremy Turnage
    FOREST ACRES, SC (WIS) - Police in Forest Acres confirmed at a noon news conference that an officer with the Forest Acres Police Department was killed in a shooting Wednesday morning. The suspect has also been arrested in connection with the case. "What a tragic day here in Forest Acres," Police Chief Gene Sealy said to start the news conference. "This morning we had one of our police officers shot and killed." The officer, identified as Officer Greg Alia, 32, was a graduate of Richland Northeast High School and a 7-year veteran of the force. He was married and just...
  • Video Shows Vicious Attack on 81-Year-Old Man in Santa Ana Parking Lot; Assailant Sought

    09/25/2015 9:21:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    ktla.com ^ | september 25, 2015 | john moreno, chip yost
    Santa Ana police on Friday asked for the publics help in identifying the assailant who attacked an 81-year-old man in a vicious attack that was captured on surveillance video. The incident occurred after the victim pulled into in a parking lot at 5015 West Edinger Avenue about 6:10 a.m., parked and exited his vehicle, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. In accordance with his morning routine, he was on his way to buy coffee and donuts. Footage released by authorities shows the man walking unassumingly when he is suddenly approached by another man who punches him...
  • Brutal Omaha beatings go viral

    09/22/2015 9:23:34 AM PDT · by lacrew · 47 replies
    WIBW ^ | Sep 21, 2015 | Brandon Scott
    A brutal beating video has gone viral and now Omaha Police are investigating who's behind the chaos. The video shows dozens of people involved in a knock-down, drag-out fight at the Southside Terrace housing complex 28th and R in South Omaha. The complex is a public, low-income housing property. In the video, a woman is pulled to the ground, kicked in the face and stomach, repeatedly punched, and her attackers pull her hair. Later in the video several men are also attacked. WOWT 6 News spoke with Afiya Madut, a Southside Terrace resident who said fights aren't uncommon at the...
  • Two women shot outside Fenway Park; gangs eyed (Boston)

    09/06/2015 10:28:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Bullets spraying from a suspected gang-related beef outside Fenway Park early yesterday morning wounded two women at a popular meet-up corner, broke glass at the entrance to the Red Sox ticket office and punched a baseball-size hole in a window at Boston Beer Works. The bullet went in there. We have no idea where the bullet went, Boston Beer Works general manager Dan Quintino told the Herald as he carefully peeled back the duct tape temporarily patching the damage just above his head. Shattered glass littered the floor at the base of a large beer vat overlooking Brookline Avenue.
  • Disturbing video shows woman being punched, stomped on outside north side gas station

    08/28/2015 9:59:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | ashley sears
    A confrontation outside a Milwaukee gas station turns violent and the disturbing videohas surfaced online. The incident happened last week outside of a north side gas station. One community activist says it is important to see the reality in some parts of Milwaukee and make sure there is change.
  • Black Lives Matter Way Too Much

    08/11/2015 8:09:33 AM PDT · by IChing · 53 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 8/10/15 | Donald Joy
    A black criminal resists or attacks a white cop or a mostly non-black watchman, and dies as a result, and the whole country spins wildly into paroxysms of hysteria. Orgies of non-stop rioting and looting commence. Police departments and municipal governments enact emergency measures, costing taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars. Lawyers, politicians, and officials hustle to the microphones. Reporters, analysts, and pundits go into hyper-drive. Businesses burn to the ground. Entire city blocks explode in flames and mayhem and murder. The federal government doles out mountains of cash for leftist community agitators to go in and egg on the...
  • Police: Officers were in danger before shooting, killing teen (Indianapolis)

    08/10/2015 8:36:28 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    WISH TV-8 (Indianapolis tv station) ^ | 8.10.15 | WISH TV Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) A 15-year-old was shot and killed by police late Sunday night on the northeast side of Indianapolis after, according to police, officers lives were in danger...
  • Protesters Arrested at Federal Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis

    08/11/2015 2:28:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Kevin Killeen
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) Police arrested 56 demonstrators attempting to enter the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis as part of a day of civil disobedience marking one year since Michael Browns death. Those arrested were part of a larger group of some 200 protesters who blocked traffic as they marched through the heart of downtown chanting, Black lives matter, and, The whole worlds watching. Many of those arrested are clergy, and the tone of the arrests on both sides- was measured. Police told the crowd to disperse, and when they didnt, the group that had hopped over a...
  • Horrific injuries suffered by teenage girl attacked by gang of catcalling men ...

    08/01/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    An 18-year-old girl has been left with horrific injuries after she was attacked by a gang of men for wearing a bikini. Jessica Byrnes-Laird from Haughton, Louisiana, stopped at a local convenience store on the way back from the beach with her boyfriend on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the group of men then approached the car and started catcalling her. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182354/Horrific-injuries-suffered-girl-attacked-gang-catcalling-men-wearing-bikini-way-beach.html#ixzz3hc6OiKm6 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Seven Minneapolis teens charged with assaulting homeless men in in Wichita, Kan.

    08/03/2015 7:45:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 8-3-15 | Jim Paulsen
    Seven young males from a Minneapolis basketball Amateur Athletic Union program were arrested and charged with misdemeanors in Wichita, Kan., after assaulting at least three homeless people in downtown Wichita over the weekend, police said. The young males, ages 12 to 18, were in Wichita to play in the Mid America Youth Basketball championships. They were staying in a downtown hotel and were walking the streets when the assaults occurred on Sunday night. The young males play for Urban Stars Athletics, an arm of Urban Ventures, a nonprofit organization that assists inner-city families in poverty. The assaults started with people...
  • 4 shot in assault rifle attack at Desire's Sampson park

    07/28/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    nola.com ^ | 7-26-15 | Ken Daley
    A man armed with an assault rifle opened fire at a crowded park in Desire Sunday (July 26), shooting at least four people, including a man left critically wounded, New Orleans police said. The attack came around 6:20 p.m., when Edith Sampson Playground Park at the corner of Piety and Treasure streets was crowded with family gatherings and several children were playing inside two inflatable "space walkers," witnesses said. "I was scared for my life," said one woman, who asked that her name be withheld for fear of retaliation. "All those children was out there. I just got down and...
  • Dothan man charged after spiked formula sends baby to ICU

    07/25/2015 6:49:10 PM PDT · by boycott · 36 replies
    al.com ^ | 7-25-15 | Melissa Brown
    A 10-month-old baby is in intensive care after her uncle allegedly mixed her formula with alcohol, Dothan police said Friday. Dothan police charged Dontavian Lee McCree, 19, with felony torture child abuse after hospital staff discovered the baby had ingested alcohol. The Dothan Eagle reports the baby was admitted around 1:30 p.m. Thursday but her condition had improved by Friday. Police said McCree's sister left her daughter in his care while she went to work, but she noticed the baby was acting oddly when she returned. The baby was taken to the emergency room, where hospital staff called police. "There...
  • California Teens Lemonade Stand Robbed of $30, Police Say

    07/18/2015 7:07:12 PM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 JUL 15 | KAYLEE HECK
    It was the perfect hot day for a lemonade stand. Two 13-year-old girls set one up Wednesday in Rancho Cucamonga, California, but they didnt expect what was coming next. A young man approached the table and told the two entrepreneurs he didnt have any cash on him, police told ABC News today. The girls decided to give him a free cup of lemonade anyway, and he started walking away.
  • A Modest Proposal for referring to Jihadis on Free Republic

    07/16/2015 8:16:50 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 33 replies
    Self | 7/16/2015 | LonePalm
    It is one thing to refer to AAs as Amish in thread comments. The Amish are good people and the comparison is so outlandish as to not be a slander. I think it is quite different to refer to Jihadis as Amish. Therefore I suggest that we refer to the Jihadis as: Lower Slobbovians
  • Raw: Surveillance shows teens in gun show robbery

    07/14/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Unknown
    Channel 9 has obtained surveillance video that shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend.
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • Police Back Off Anti-White Hate Crime Claim in Case of Horrific July Fourth Mob Beating (GRAPHIC)

    07/07/2015 11:03:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6 JUL 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Editor's note: This story contains graphic content and will be disturbing to some readers. A 27-year-old man was left bloodied and unconscious after being brutally assaulted by an unruly mob in the streets of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Though the official police incident report referred to the July Fourth attack as anti-white, Capt. Mike Neville backed off the claim on Monday and said its not yet clear if race was a factor. Neville said the officer who filed the incident report felt the attack was racially motivated because the victim, Christopher McKnight, was beaten by a group of people from...
  • ...Video Shows Florida State University Quarterback DeAndre Johnson Punching Woman in the Face

    07/07/2015 9:05:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    He grabs her arm. She attempts to hit him. He punches her in the face. Although the surveillance video was released Monday, the incident took place June 24, inside Yiannis nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida. On June 25, the head football coach at FSU, Jimbo Fisher, announced Johnsons indefinite suspension for a violation of athletic department policy. Fisher later said that Johnson had been dismissed from the team, effective immediately. The former freshman quarterback is also being charged with battery. The woman in the video suffered bruising under her left eye, swelling to the left cheek and upper lip, and a...
  • HORROR! Black Youths Mock & Laugh at Unconscious and Bloody White Male Victim After July 4 Beatdown

    07/05/2015 11:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A video posted Sunday to the Facebook account of QbabyOfTeamQ purports to show the bloodied victim of a racial attack in Cincinnati during a race riot in Fountain Square on Saturday night. The white man was beaten unconscious following a hip hop and electronica Fourth of July concert. The video shows a mostly Black crowd gathered around the white male victim laid out on the sidewalk. A few are trying to help the unconscious man while others squeal in awe at the blood covering his head. Many onlookers are laughing. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One voice can be heard asking for someone to call...
  • 91 Year Old Ocala Woman Beaten

    06/22/2015 8:15:18 AM PDT · by happilymarriedmom · 46 replies
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | 6/20/2015 | Austin L Miller
    A 91-year-old Ocala woman was beaten by two suspects who broke into her residence early Saturday morning, according to the Ocala Police Department. Ocala police said it appears the burglars entered the elderly womans northeast Ocala home through a back window shortly before 6 a.m. and, when she heard noises, she called out to see who was inside. Authorities said the intruders confronted the homeowner and demanded cash from her. When she told them that she didnt have any money, they beat her. Officials said the robbers then left the home, and it appears they left empty-handed. Officers found the...
  • (Ohio) Fairfield pool fight 911 call: 'Everythings going crazy'

    06/20/2015 4:55:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies
    wlwt.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | By Karin Johnson
    FAIRFIELD Two adults and two youths have been cited after an incident Tuesday evening at the Fairfield Aquatic Center. Fairfield police declined to discuss the incident on camera, but according to a report obtained by WLWT, the incident started when aquatic center employees asked some children to leave the pool because of their behavior. The children told the park ranger their mom said they didn't have to leave, the report states. Police said that is when one of the mothers aggressively confronted the ranger and then pushed an officer. Police wrote in the report, that another adult then began striking...
  • Teen killed at Fayette pool party always did things the right way (pool party update)

    06/15/2015 11:34:18 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 33 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 6/14/15 | Tyler Estep
    Ask his friends, and Wali Clanton was not the type of person to get in trouble. Thats what made the 19-year-olds shooting death at a crowded Fayette County pool party all the more tragic. He was kind, he was a pure person, and made everybody laugh, friend and schoolmate Nani Buchanan said Sunday. He wasnt mean to anybody. Nobody disliked him ever. Clanton, a 2014 graduate of and former football player at Hamptons Dutchtown High School, was one of five teens shot late Saturday at the party on the 600 block of Ga. 279 in Fayetteville. Fayette County Sheriffs Office...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 othersincluding a 4-year-old girlhave been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Childrens Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • A good woman and a really bad man died today

    05/20/2015 9:23:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 65 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | MAY 20, 2015 | Maggie O'Brien,
    An Omaha police officer and a suspect involved in a shootout Wednesday have died. Kerrie Orozco, 29, a gang unit officer, was serving a warrant on the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force when she was shot. Orozco is the 25th officer and first female in the department killed in the line of duty. Orozco had been taken to Creighton University Medical Center in extremely critical condition after being shot about 1 p.m. near Read Street and Martin Avenue.
  • FIRE RESCUE CHASED AND THREATENED ATTEMPTING TO HELP VICTIM

    05/20/2015 10:25:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    RNRF ^ | 5/20/15 | Tom Lemons
    SPRING HILL Firefighters face countless hazards each time they walk into a burning building or pull victims from mangled vehicles, but what about unexpected dangers presented by those they are trying to help? Just like the increasing hostility towards law enforcement, the threat of violence against all First Responders is growing. During the recent unrest in Baltimore, Firefighters were pelted with rocks and bottles as they tried to extinguish burning buildings and vehicles. Closer to home, Fire Rescue responded to 680 Cape Cod Loop Sunday, to assist a man who had fallen into a pool at Nantucket Cove Apartments....
  • Hancock deputy beaten, cut during traffic stop

    05/20/2015 7:46:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    The Clarion ledger ^ | May 19, 2015 | Therese Apel
    ...The deputy suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead and multiple bodily injuries. The doctor told the deputy it looked like the cut was made by a box cutter. "They roughed him up, but the officer was able to press a button and release his K-9 from the backseat," Adam said. The dog bit at least one of the suspects, potentially saving the officer's life, Adam said. That was more than good equipment and a good dog, Adam said. "We have four K-9 units here, but only two of our vehicles are equipped with the pop mechanism," he said. But...
  • Sowell: 'Just Asking'

    05/18/2015 12:39:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 19, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor. Since free speech is guaranteed to everyone by the First Amendment to the Constitution, there is nothing to prevent anybody from asking anything from anybody else. But the federal government does not just "ask" for money. It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually...
  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 324 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/17/2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Nine people have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival biker gangs at a recruitment event in a Texas restaurant on Sunday afternoon. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco, local media reports. Diners, including young children, scrambled and many took shelter in the freezer as hundreds of gang members ran rampage around the booths, according to KXXV.
  • 2 students shot on school bus on Westside; police questioning 2 persons of interest

    05/14/2015 9:13:00 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/14/15 | WOKV
    Jacksonville FL---Duval County Public Schools confirmed that two female students were shot in a school bus at 118th Street and Ortega Farms Boulevard on Thursday afternoon.
  • Md. Man Brutally Beaten By Group of Teens

    05/12/2015 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    A Maryland man faces a long recovery after he was brutally beaten by a group of teens.
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 670 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • Auburn Dad Knocked Out By Stranger at Celtics Game

    04/18/2015 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 53 replies
    Union Leader ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jason Schreiber
    Barry Hammer didnt know what hit him. A night out at a Celtics game with his wife and twin boys on Tuesday turned into a nightmare when he was punched in the face by a total stranger for no apparent reason. Ive never been punched in my life, said the 38-year-old Auburn dad whos still stunned by what happened in the mezzanine area of Bostons TD Garden during his kids first Celtics game. Hammer said he believes he was likely the victim of a so-called knockout game. The game has been seen around the country and involves attackers who sucker...