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  • Sacramento Police Officer Gets Life In Prison For Raping 75 Year-Old Stroke Victim

    11/28/2015 11:05:39 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    MintPressNews.Com ^ | November 27, 2015 | By Reuters
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A former Sacramento police officer convicted of raping a 75-year-old stroke victim in her senior living apartment has been sentenced to life in prison, court records show. Prosecutors said Gary Dale Baker, 52, entered the woman’s apartment at least three times from 2010 to 2012, raping her twice as she suffered from a stroke-related inability to speak. He was convicted in July of nine charges relating to the case, including rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery and burglary. On Tuesday, Baker was sentenced to 62 years to life, meaning that he will spend the rest of his...
  • 2 charged in pastor's wife killing say little in court

    11/24/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | Associated Press By RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two young men charged in the shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife gave brief answers to a judge's questions Tuesday during their first court appearance since their arrest. Marion County Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins entered not guilty pleas for 18-year-old Larry Taylor Jr. and 21-year-old Jalen Watson and appointed attorneys for the Indianapolis men during their initial hearing on murder, burglary, theft and several other charges. The judge also set a Jan. 8 pretrial conference for both men. Taylor, who authorities allege fatally shot 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn earlier this month, appeared distracted, swiveling back...
  • Two Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn (White lives don't matter?)

    11/23/2015 1:46:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 89 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Nov 23 2015, 4:28 pm ET | Ali Gostanian, Alexander Smith and Tracy Connor
    Two Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn by Ali Gostanian, Alexander Smith and Tracy Connor
  • Teen Arrested Over Killing of Pastor's Wife In Indianapolis

    11/23/2015 2:15:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Kelly Stevenson
    An 18 year old has been arrested in connection with the murder of Amanda Blackburn, who was shot in the head during an alleged home invasion in Indianapolis. [Snip] Pastor Davey Blackburn found his wife's body when he returned from the gym. He told ABC News' Good Morning America show "Amanda didn't have an enemy in the world. I can't imagine any reason why. That's why this has baffled us as much as anybody," he said.
  • Police ID suspect in shooting of Tulane medical student

    11/23/2015 12:57:00 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 22, 2015, 10:19 PM | CBS/AP
    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have identified a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police say 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.
  • Jurors shown chilling video in teacher murder trial (SALEM, MA TEACHER)

    11/20/2015 1:11:30 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 13 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 19, 2015, 9:40 AM | CBS/AP
    SALEM, Mass. -- Surveillance video from inside a Massachusetts high school shows a student following a math teacher before he allegedly killed her inside a women's restroom, CBS Boston reports. Philip Chism, 16, is charged with raping and murdering Colleen Ritzer in 2013. He was 14 at the time. The video, shown in Essex Superior Court in Salem on Wednesday, shows Chism following Ritzer to the restroom and pacing back and forth outside the door. He later emerges with the hood of his sweatshirt still covering his head. Jurors also first saw the large recycling barrel allegedly used by Chism...
  • 3 Charged In Rape Of Woman, 14-Year-Old Daughter

    11/18/2015 5:29:05 AM PST · by smartyaz · 70 replies
    cbsMinnesota ^ | 11/17/15 | Kate Raddatz
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman and child were raped and beaten after masked gunmen invaded their Minneapolis home. Police say Reggie Bishop, Roynell Taylor and Deondre Bishop broke into a Minneapolis home on Bryant Avenue North late at night on July 19. “They broke into this house, vandalized and stole things, but worse: They raped both the young woman, the daughter, and her mother,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Police say the three armed men tied the mother and the 14-year-old girl up and put pillow cases over their heads. They demanded money and threatened to burn them with...
  • Shock: Teens, Only 13 and 14 Years Old, Fatally Stab Stranger in Missouri Town

    11/05/2015 6:51:28 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Debra Heine
    Two black teenagers were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing death of a 43-year-old Lee’s Summit woman who apparently had no connection to them. The two were also charged with armed criminal action and first-degree tampering. Prosecutors are seeking to have them certified as adults to face felony state charges rather than felony juvenile charges. Residents of Lee’s Summit, a conservative suburb of Kansas City that has only seen two other homicides since 2011, are reeling in shock.
  • Eighth-graders allegedly stab woman to death at car wash, prop her body up for a joyride

    11/14/2015 7:26:20 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/02/2015 | NICOLE BITETTE
    Two Missouri teenagers fatally stabbed a woman while she was vacuuming her car and then went on a gruesome joyride with her dead body propped up in the front seat, according to reports. The two boys, 13 and 14, allegedly stabbed 43-year-old Tanya Chamberlain in the face, neck, chest and hands on Nov. 1 as she visited a local car wash and vacuumed her vehicle, according to documents obtained by KCTV5.
  • 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.
  • Police: Two teens arrested in murder of Missouri woman

    11/07/2015 1:18:32 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 5, 2015, 9:36 AM | By Crimesider Staff CBS News
    LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. -- Two teenagers have been arrested in the stabbing death of a 43-year-old Missouri woman, reports CBS affiliate KCTV. The body of Tanya L. Chamberlain was discovered after police tried to stop the driver of a vehicle around 1:15 a.m. Sunday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the station. The car was pulled into a nearby parking lot and two suspects allegedly fled, apparently leaving the body behind. After a short foot pursuit, an officer discovered the victim in the passenger seat and investigators determined that Chamberlain had been murdered. Officers would later conduct a...
  • Offender Dorothy [snopes says the criticism of Dorothy Bland is "mostly false"]

    11/04/2015 7:23:08 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    UNT Journalism dean Dorothy Bland wrote a controversial editorial claiming she was racially profiled in Corinth, Texas, an account which largely matched what a police dash cam recorded. Claim: Dorothy Bland, dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, fabricated a story about police officers in Corinth, Texas. Verdict: Mostly False
  • Tough time for black women _ like black men _ with police

    10/31/2015 3:38:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not just black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too. Consider the schoolgirl who was slammed to the floor in a South Carolina classroom and the mysterious death of Sandra Bland inside a Texas jail cell. Videos showing black women being manhandled by police are bringing such problems to the forefront at a time when the public has focused largely on the relationship between black men and law enforcement.
  • Missing Teenage Girl Found Murdered Near Her Crashed Minivan in Creek (posted with updated info)

    10/25/2015 2:07:09 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 77 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | 11:14 AM EDT, October 13, 2015 | by Caitlin Nolan
    A teenaged girl who reportedly went missing on her way to church was found slain near her crashed minivan in a Dallas creek, officials said. The body of Zoe Hastings, 18, was discovered Monday by police responding to calls about a vehicle in the creek near East Lake Highlands Drive and Easton Road. She had died from "obvious homicidal violence," Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin said during a press conference.
  • Victim, 33, bites off teen attacker's tongue 'during sexual assault

    10/21/2015 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/20/15
    A woman who was being sexually assaulted by a teenager during a home invasion bit the suspect's tongue off, police said. A 33-year-old victim told authorities she had gone outside after responding to three separate knocks on her door on Friday morning before the suspect, holding a knife, forced his way into her South Carolina home. Inside, she said the suspect punched her in the face several times before carrying her to her room where he attempted to take off her shorts and forced his tongue in her mouth, WCSC reported. When the suspect, who has not yet been named...
  • DISGUSTING 18-year-old THUG proudly posts video of him KNOCKING OUT homeless white woman!!

    10/20/2015 4:57:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    The Rightscoop ^ | 10/20/15 | soopermexican
    This is just evil. A degenerate thug just ruined his pathetic life by posting a video of himself cowardly attacking a homeless 45-year-old woman was apparently protecting her dog from his threats. Watch the disgusting video below:
  • Tobyhanna teen, 15, charged with raping, stabbing woman, 83; victim in medically induced coma

    10/05/2015 11:54:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | October 2, 2015 | Beth Brelje, managing editor
    Azaiah WilliamsA 15-year-old Monroe County boy has been jailed and charged as an adult with raping, stabbing and robbing an 83-year-old woman after knocking on her door and asking to use the phone. Honesdale-based state police say Azaiah Williams, of Tobyhanna, attacked the woman on Sept. 24, but he was not charged until Thursday after police say they found her credit card on him and he acknowledged the attack in a police interview. Williams didn't comment after his arraignment Thursday and his public defender didn't immediately return a call. Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards says the woman remains in...
  • Washington state patrolman wont face charges over shooting of two black men

    09/03/2015 2:17:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 3, 2015 3:58am EDT | Eric M. Johnson
    A Washington state police officer will not face criminal charges after shooting two unarmed black men suspected of trying to steal beer from a supermarket, a prosecutors office said on Wednesday. Officer Ryan Donald, a three-year veteran of the police department in the state capital Olympia, told investigators the men had no weapons during the May incident. But one of them tried to pull him to the ground while the other raised his skateboard above his head as if to strike him and that he issued a verbal warning before opening fire, the police department said. No charges will be...
  • With two killed in D.C. Friday night, homicide tally matches all of 2014s

    08/30/2015 3:16:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/29/15 | John Woodrow Cox and Michael Smith
    Despite a show of police force designed to curb a surge in violence, the nations capital reached a disturbing milestone Friday night when a rash of gunfire pushed this years homicide count to 105 already equaling 2014s total.Two men died and eight people were wounded overnight, even as hundreds of police officers flooded Washingtons streets in an all hands on deck strategy meant to make this rattled city feel safer. Amid Twitter alerts about the spate of seven shootings, D.C. police were also posting photos of illegal guns they had seized. On Saturday, they announced that they had recovered...
  • Shannon Miles Arrested And Charged In Execution Of Texas Sheriffs Deputy

    08/29/2015 3:51:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Police in Harris County, Tex. have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the point-blank execution killing of sheriffs deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was on duty and pumping gas at Chevron in a suburb northwest of Houston at about 8:30 p.m. Friday when Miles allegedly approached him from behind and shot him in the back of the head. Miles then shot Goforth several more times before fleeing in a red Ford Ranger, police believe. Harris County sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference Saturday afternoon that a motive for the killing is still unknown. But he said...
  • 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.
  • Horde of Teens Snags Goods from Christian Louboutin in Buckhead

    08/19/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 61 replies
    As unarmed security officers ordered them to stop, more than a dozen teenage boys swiped $60,000 worth of handbags from a Buckhead boutique early Wednesday, Atlanta police said. The incident at the Christian Louboutin store at 3065 Peachtree Road was the second smash-and-grab burglary in the area in as many days. The French designer store is less than two miles from a Neiman Marcus Last Call that was hit by suspects Tuesday morning.
  • MTSU student charged with murder in Murfreesboro woman's death

    08/18/2015 8:40:05 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 20 replies
    WSMV ^ | 8/17/15 | Miller
    Murfreesboro police have charged 22-year-old Brandon Richmond Bowling with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Heather Maples. Bowling, who is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University, was booked into the Rutherford County jail just before 3 a.m. Saturday. A spokesperson with the university confirmed Bowling's status to Channel 4. Bowling was registered to resume classes this fall. His arrest comes more than a week after Maples' body was found in her apartment on Brown Drive. She was not a student of MTSU. Police are still not saying how the 22-year-old woman died.
  • Thugs Rob Woman of 72-yrs Before Sucker Punching Her in Church

    08/19/2015 12:26:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 21 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 18 August 2015 | LiveLeak
    Thugs Rob Woman of 72-yrs Before Sucker Punching Her in Church Surveillance cameras catch a violent scene Sunday inside St. Cecilia Cathedral. In the video shared by Father James Netusil, Associate Pastor, two men can be seen entering the church before approaching a woman reading a church newsletter. One grabs her purse and takes off through the door while the other punches the woman in the side of the head.
  • Story That 'Haunted' New Yorkers Since 1964 Becomes a Movie

    07/28/2015 9:50:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/27/2015 | Brownie Marie
    Kitty Genovese's gruesome killing to become feature film A legendary New York City crime that once inspired soul-searching and public debate is finally coming to the big screen. Spoiler alert: It's called "37," after the number of witnesses who allegedly watched, listened, or did nothing while Queens resident Kitty Genovese was raped and fatally stabbed. Starring "True Detective" actor Michael Potts and "Orange is the New Black" actress Samira Wiley, the 18-day shoot is triggering strong reactions and memories among neighbors, the New York Times reports. "This story had the greatest impact on me as child," a resident said during...
  • Man broke 19-year-old woman's jaw, hurled anti-Muslim remarks at her in Chinatown: cops

    07/15/2015 5:48:20 AM PDT · by csvset · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Joseph Stepansky
    A 19-year-old Brooklyn womans jaw was fractured by a man who hurled his fists and anti-Muslim remarks at her in Chinatown, cops said Tuesday. The woman was wearing garb identifiable with the Muslim faith and speaking to her brother in Urdu when the man accused the pair of talking about him at 10:40 p.m. Saturday on East Broadway, police said. B---h, what you say, you racist motherf---er, you talking about me in your own language? the 5-foot-10 black man wearing a dark baseball hat, T-shirt and pants said before yelling the slurs, spitting at and punching the woman, cops said.
  • 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...
  • Balti-Murder: 16 Year-Old Black Girl Raped, Strangled, Set on Fire by Black Gang Members

    06/12/2015 4:52:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    It was just a few weeks ago when Black gangs were being praised by clergy and authorities in Baltimore for doing a better job than police of keeping the peace in the wake of the Freddie Gray riots. Since then the murder rate has skyrocketed as criminals have free rein in Baltimore as police, in response to being demonized by elected officials and the community, have held back from aggressively enforcing the law. Last Sunday morning, two reputed members of the Black gang the Bloods horrifically raped and murdered a sixteen year-old Black girl in the basement of her...
  • The full story of McKinney

    06/08/2015 9:27:55 PM PDT · by ALASKA · 30 replies
    There's the Full Story of the McKinney Pool Fiasco
  • Black children are not even safe from police violence at a pool party (Barf alert)

    06/09/2015 8:26:49 AM PDT · by MNDude · 107 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Steven W Thrasher
    <p>The video made me cry because it showed me how black children are not allowed to play. How theyre not allowed to just be (expletive deleted) kids. How their play becomes criminalized and how theyre socialized to become black adults who internalize that their very breathing selves are criminal.</p>
  • Hundreds protest police pool-party bust

    06/09/2015 6:39:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/9/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Hundreds took to the streets in McKinney, Texas, to protest police. At least 800 protesters took to the streets of McKinney, Texas, to express outrage over a police bust of a pool party that many saw as overly aggressive. One police officer was placed on suspension, and protesters were demanding he be fired, NPR reported. Some protesters carried signs that read, Stop Police Brutality, and Those Kids Were My Kids, along with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. The incident, as previously reported by WND, began at a community pool when a group of teens showed up for a birthday and graduation party....
  • Activists Want Black Host Who Blamed Teens For McKinney Pool Fight FIRED

    Dozens of activists are calling on a Dallas-based video broadcast station to fire a black talk show host for blaming a group of mostly black teenagers for starting a fracas at a private swimming pool in McKinney, Tex. on Friday. Benet Embry, has been accused by some for being a traitor to his race after he posted to his Facebook account to push back against what he called a false media narrative that has been crafted in the wake of the incident. The Daily Caller confirmed with the CEO of Deep Ellum, Jedi Jantzen, that the station has received at...
  • Video Emerges of Violence at 'Innocent Pool Party' in McKinney, Texas

    06/08/2015 9:17:23 AM PDT · by anonsquared · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 7, 2015 | Bob Price
    One resident, Benet Embry, a black man, posted on Facebook about the events leading up to the police call. Look, I LIVE in this community and this ENTIRE incident is NOT racial at all, Embry wrote. A few THUGS spoiled a COMMUNITY event by fighting, jumping over fences into a PRIVATE pool, harassing and damaging property. Not EVERYTHING is about RACE. WE have other issues that NEED our attention other flights of made up make believe causes. In another post he is critical of media coverage of the incident. Ive never seen such irresponsible reporting and miss management of media...
  • Video of officers breaking up pool party in Texas sparks outrage [in the media]

    06/08/2015 5:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/15 | Faith Karimi and Ashley Fantz
    he outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer's dismissal were swift and loud... The approximately seven-minute video shows officers trying to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. A few minutes into the video, an officer throws a 14-year-old girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach; the officer pulls out his gun and chases them away. He then grabs the girl's arm as he re-holsters his gun.
  • A game of beer pong led to a fatal shooting in Texas, a witness says

    06/04/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6-4-15 | Aliza Chasan
    A game of beer pong taken too seriously ended with the death of a 19-year-old college student in Texas, a news site reported. Ronald McNeil, 39, is currently being held in Brazos County Jail on charges of murder, deadly conduct for discharge of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. McNeil crashed the graduation party of Texas A&M student Landon Duke along with some friends, Duke told The Eagle in College Station. One of McNeils friends got in an argument with one of Dukes friends over beer pong rules around 1 a.m. on May 3...
  • Family Members Charged for Loud Cheering at Mississippi Graduation

    06/04/2015 11:14:43 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Four people could face jail time for cheering too loudly at a Mississippi high school graduation. Authorities have charged them with disturbing the peace, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $500 fine, for disrupting commencement exercises at Senatobia High School on May 21. One of them, Henry Walker, cheered, "You did it, baby!" when his sister's name was called and was promptly whisked outside, his mother said. "I don't think it was right for what they did to him," Linda Walker told NBC affiliate WMC in Memphis. The superintendent, Jay Foster, who pressed the charges, told...
  • PD: Family Beat Teen Until Miscarriage, Put Baby On BBQ Grill

    06/03/2015 11:32:31 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    WARNING: Some of the details in this story may be disturbing to some readers. DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) Police in Dallas arrested four people who they believe beat a pregnant teenaged relative so that she would have a miscarriage. A fifth person was also arrested for the sexual assault of the minor. During an afternoon press conference Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Gil Garza said, We believe we arrested all the right people identified them all.
  • Mpls. Officer Indicted on 9 Federal Counts of Excessive Force, Lying

    05/21/2015 5:45:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    KSTP ^ | 5-20-15 | Beth McDonough
    The U.S. Attorney's office said Griffin was involved in an incident May 29, 2010. That night, he was outside of Aqua Nightclub and Lounge on First Avenue. He was off-duty and in plain clothes. Griffin's friend began to argue with a third person. Griffin displayed his badge and identified himself as a police officer. The man tried to walk to Envy Nightclub about a half of a block away. Griffin followed and punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Griffin then approached two on-duty Minneapolis police officers nearby, identified himself as an officer and...
  • Store clerk fatally shot in St. Augustine; teen suspects captured in Green Cove Springs

    05/19/2015 9:24:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    WOKV ^ | Amanda Warford
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. Outside a Masters Drive convenience store Tuesday night, neighbors placed candles and flowers in memory of a young man most knew only as the "nice guy."
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white womanand doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, its an image laden with awful symbolism. It hurt, JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. It really hurt. Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • Black Families Matter

    05/11/2015 7:22:40 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake made all the right noises Monday night as she discussed her citys response to the unrest enveloping it after the unexplained death while in police custody of Freddie Gray, but she lost more than a few critics willing to give her the benefit of the doubt when she said that anyone who wants to add to the calls for peace in our city is welcome including Al Sharpton.
  • Kamala Harris Aide, 2 Others Arrested After Allegedly Running Rogue Police Force in Santa Clarita

    05/06/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj,
    An investigation of the group began in late January when various law enforcement agencies across Southern California received mailed letters from the Masonic Fraternal Police Department advising that David Henry had been elected the MFPDs chief, according to a Sheriffs Departments news release. The letters immediately created suspicion and confusion within the law enforcement community, the release said. A short time after the letters arrived, law enforcement began getting calls from someone identifying himself as Chief Deputy Director Brandon Kiel, who asked to meet with the head of the department, the release stated. ... The group, which claimed to be...
  • Video shows brutal attack at Tenn. gas station

    04/14/2015 5:53:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 95 replies
    http://whnt.com ^ | april 13, 2015
    Surveillance video released on Monday shows a group of high school students beating a man at a Tennessee gas station. Police said a large group of Northwest Prep Academy students swarmed a BP gas stationoutside Memphis. As we got to the car they are in the parking lot throwing up gang signs and putting up a ruckus, Orrden Williams, Jr. said. Williams told WREGone of the kids sucker punched him. After he was attacked, dozens of teenagers swarmed the gas station. Workers held the door shut as the children rushed the entryway. Williams ran to his car where one teen...
  • Duke Finds Person Responsible For Hanging Noose On Campus

    04/03/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 70 replies
    "The identity of the student is being withheld in compliance with federal student privacy regulations. Officials are continuing their investigation to find out if others were involved." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/duke-finds-person-responsible-for-hanging-noose-on-campus/
  • Fresno's Deputy Police Chief Arrested On Drug Charges [From Obama Down: Collapse of Law And Order!]

    03/28/2015 4:01:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | MATT HAMILTON
    Fresno's Deputy Police Chief Arrested On Drug Charges Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday. By MATT HAMILTON Second-in-command of Fresno police department and four others held on federal drug charges, authorities said. The second-in-command of the Fresno Police Department and four others were arrested Thursday on federal drug charges, authorities said. Keith Foster, who joined the department in 1986 and worked as deputy chief since 2007, is accused of conspiring to distribute heroin, oxycodone and marijuana, according to the federal criminal complaint unsealed...
  • Woman Brutally Attacked With Skateboard, Dozen Standing Around Watching - Venice, CA

    03/29/2015 4:30:21 AM PDT · by Ken H · 34 replies
    CBS LA ^ | Mar 28, 2015 | n/a
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) Police sought the publics help Friday to locate two men accused of using a skateboard to attack a woman in Venice. The assault occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Venice Beach Skate Park, located near Pacific and Windward avenues, according to police. A woman recorded the assault on her cellphone and turned it into police. Her friend, Laura Lee, shared details of the graphic attack with CBS2/KCAL9. Lee explained the female victim was involved in a verbal fight with several men at the skate park before she walked away, which then led to a violent turn....
  • Elderly Woman Body Slammed, Hospitalized over Handicapped Parking Space (VIDEO)

    03/06/2015 9:13:28 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 6, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A dispute over a handicapped parking space at a Walmart in Greenfield, Wisconsin last month sent a seventy-one year old to the hospital for emergency hip and leg surgery after she was attacked by a younger, larger, heavy-set woman who accused her of stealing a parking space, WITI-TV reported. The February 3rd assault was captured on security camera footage that was released to the public. The video shows the attacker trying to maneuver her dark-colored car so that she can park in a handicapped spot, though it may not have been clear that the spot was her intended parking place...[Snip]...She...
  • A modest proposal - how about we ban all civilian gun ownership?: Jamar Thrasher

    03/24/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Jamar Thrasher
    When I was 15 I was almost murdered. That's what I was told by another teenager who rode his rusty BMX bike to the McDonald's in my Pittsburgh neighborhood to confront me. "I'm going to kill your black a**!" he screamed, wobbling his bike between his legs. I chuckled, as I often do when another black person calls me black, because, well, they're black as well.
  • Black UVA student bloodied during arrest; governor demands investigation

    03/19/2015 9:29:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2015 | Holly Yan and Dana Ford
    (CNN)"Hey! His head is bleeding! Yo, his head is bleeding!" a bystander screams. Martese Johnson is lying face-down on the pavement, blood flowing from his forehead. He was injured when Virginia alcohol control agents took him to the ground, trying to arrest him for public intoxication and obstruction of justice. As he's pinned, video captures him yelling: "I go to UVA! ... You f****** racists! What the f***? How did this happen?" An agent can be heard telling the student to stop fighting.
  • Starbucks brews backlash with debate on U.S. race relations

    03/18/2015 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Signalman · 109 replies
    Reuters | 3/18/2015 | Lisa Bartelein, Bill Rigny
    <p>Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz has deftly navigated thorny issues such as gay marriage, gun control and Congressional gridlock, but his move to weigh in on U.S. race relations has brewed up a social media backlash.</p> <p>The world's biggest coffee chain kicked off the discussion when it published full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers earlier this week with the words "Shall We Overcome?" at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom.</p>