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  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 50 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • Anthony Weiner 'crossed the line' with sext featuring his son, could face child neglect inquiry

    08/29/2016 10:02:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Barbara Ross, Adam Edelman and Stephen Rex Brown
    Anthony Weiner's latest cyber-sexcapades, featuring a photo of his sleeping son beside the pervy ex-pol's bulging crotch, ended his marriage Monday - and could now lead to an investigation for child neglect, experts say. "Anytime adults draw children into their own sexual activity they have crossed the line. It is always inappropriate for an adult to connect any child to their sexual activities, however peripheral," said Tim Hathaway, executive director at Prevent Child Abuse New York.
  • Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon’s killer

    08/29/2016 4:01:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 29, 2016 4:52 pm | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon’s killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. The 61-year-old Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a sentence of 20-years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. In a description of its decision, the parole board noted that Chapman has since described the murder as “selfish and...
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 43 replies
    Stltoday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

    08/28/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug, 2016
    <p>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.</p>
  • USA TODAY: In Iowa, Trump vows to remove 'thugs and drug cartels' on Day 1

    08/28/2016 8:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    USA TODAY | August 28, 2016 | Brianne Pfannenstiel, The Des Moines Register
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/27/trump-delivers-hard-edged-immigration-speech-iowa/89495040/
  • Man allegedly added hydrochloric acid to lubricant dispenser in Sydney gay club

    08/28/2016 2:22:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | August 28, 2016 | Staff
    A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly putting hydrochloric acid inside what is understood to be a lubricant dispenser at a gay club in Sydney's north-west. Police said the 62-year-old man went into the Bridge Street premises in Rydalmere on Saturday, filling a dispenser inside a room with the highly corrosive acid. Hydrochloric acid is a strong, corrosive acid which can produce burns, ulcers and scars when put into contact with skin.
  • Drug users aren't human, says Philippines' Duterte

    08/28/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human. Duterte, who has seen about two thousand people killed since he was elected in May, made the remarks late Friday as he shrugged off the United Nations' concerns over human rights in his country. "Crime against humanity? In the first place, I’d like to be frank with you: are they humans? What is your definition of a human being?" he told soldiers while visiting an army camp, according to transcripts...
  • Poll: 67 percent think illegal immigrants more likely to commit serious crime

    08/28/2016 12:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | August 28, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that 67 percent of Americans think illegal immigrants are more likely than citizens to commit serious crimes, data that may hearten Donald Trump given the Republican presidential nominee’s tough stance on illegal immigration. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland earlier this summer featured speeches by parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. But while two-thirds of respondents nationwide think illegal immigrants are more likely to commit serious crimes, 61 percent oppose building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border, which Trump has endorsed throughout his presidential campaign. A plurality, 45 percent,...
  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals. The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program. Airplane used to conduct wide area surveillance. Persistent Surveillance Systems The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death...
  • As Shipowners Slash Costs, Some Crews Are Left Behind

    08/27/2016 4:35:03 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 25 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | August 27, 2016 | Keith Wallis, Aradhana Aravindan
    Marooned on the medium-sized tanker Amba Bhakti that is moored close to Shanghai and is in urgent need of repair, Hasan claims he and his crew of four from India and Bangladesh have not received their wages from the owner, Varun Shipping, since February and are now owed tens of thousands of dollars.
  • FBI agent: Missing teen Brittanee Drexel was kidnapped, shot and dumped in alligator pit

    08/26/2016 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 75 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 8/26/2016 | Doug Pardue and Glenn Smith
    A teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and thrown into an alligator-infested swamp in the dense forests near McClellanville, according to the FBI. FBI agent Gerrick Munoz this week gave the first detailed account of what investigators think happened to 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel after she disappeared in 2009. His account, contained in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier, is based on a statement from a prison inmate who claims he was present when she was killed. But a McClellanville woman whose husband and son have been...
  • Couple Could Lose Their Home Through Civil Forfeiture

    08/26/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    In Traverse City, a couple could lose thousands of dollars in cash as well as their home because of the state’s loose civil forfeiture laws. Their case shows the perspective of both sides of this issue, but the solution is fairly simple – governments should not be able to take ownership of people’s assets unless they are convicted of a crime. The Traverse City Record-Eagle does a great job laying out the situation. The Traverse Narcotics Team believes Kenneth and Mary Murray profited from what it calls “ill-gotten gains.” The law enforcement agency accuses the couple of violating the state’s...
  • The U.S. Department of Clinton

    08/26/2016 6:23:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    WSJ Opinions ^ | 8-25-2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The latest emails show that State and the foundation were one seamless entity. This is the week that the steady drip, drip, drip of details about Hillary Clinton’s server turned into a waterfall. This is the week that we finally learned why Mrs. Clinton used a private communications setup, and what it hid. This is the week, in short, that we found out that the infamous server was designed to hide that Mrs. Clinton for three years served as the U.S. Secretary of the Clinton Foundation. In March this column argued that while Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling of classified information was...
  • Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds.

    08/26/2016 12:12:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | August 24, 2016 | Maya Dukmasova
    Until that moment on Fox News, Jessica Disu hadn't considered herself a police abolitionist. But on July 11, she was on national television, surrounded by 29 other people convened by Megyn Kelly to discuss the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and several Dallas police officers. "I was under the impression that it would be a robust and productive conversation, even though it was Fox News," says 27-year-old Disu, who identifies herself as a "humanitarian rap artist and peace activist" and is involved with various organizations serving youth on the south side. She prepared her message before going on...
  • Vietnamese Woman Cuts Off Limbs for Insurance Payout

    08/25/2016 10:12:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 25 Aug 2016 20:53
    A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported on Thursday (Aug 25). The woman, identified only as L T N, checked into a Hanoi hospital in May with one third of her left foot and one third of her left hand severed, but doctors told her they could not reattach the limbs. She later told police she was struck by a train as she walked on the tracks and was rescued by her friend Doan Van D, according to Tuoi Tre's English edition.
  • 1/3 of Abedin emails 100% redacted

    08/25/2016 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 141 replies
    WND ^ | 8/25/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Judicial Watch’s release this week of 725 pages of State Department emails involving Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin demonstrates the Obama administration considers a large percentage of the emails sent through Clinton’s private server too sensitive for Congress or the American public to read. Of the 725 pages, more than 250 pages were 100 percent redacted, many with “PAGE DENIED” stamped in bold. Judicial Watch said the new cache includes previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Abedin “provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state.” Judicial Watch added that in many...
  • Two Catholic nuns found murdered in Mississippi home

    08/25/2016 4:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2016
    Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found murdered in their home Thursday, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, according to officials. The nuns were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said. It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, according to Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee. Their bodies were taken to a state crime lab for autopsies. The two women, both nurse practitioners, were found Thursday morning...
  • Attorneys Say Attack By Female Inmates Led To Death Of 26-Year-Old Madison Deal

    08/24/2016 9:14:06 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 24 replies
    TheChattanoogan.com ^ | August 22nd, 2016 | Staff
    Attorneys Tom O'Neal and Bryan Hoss said Monday that 26-year-old Madison Deal's death was caused by an attack by female inmates at the county workhouse and by inadequate medical care by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). District Attorney Neal Pinkston has asked for an investigation by the Sheriff's Office into the death of Ms. Deal. A spokesperson for the sheriff said a preliminary autopsy found the death was related to a medical problem and did not involve "physical trauma." The attorneys said, "On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Madison Deal, 26, of Chattanooga, turned herself into the Hamilton County Jail for...
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • The terrifying moment a woman bystander is caught in the crossfire of terrifying machine gun [tr]

    08/24/2016 10:02:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    A woman was shot in the shoulder at an Atlanta gas station on Sunday night as two men opened fire at each other with machine guns. The terrifying incident occurred at the Texaco gas station on Lee Street in Jonesboro around 8.30pm.
  • Sowell: A Clash of Police Policies

    08/22/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 23, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who emphasize the social "root causes" of crime, such as income disparities and educational disparities, as well as the larger society's neglect of black communities. Chief Flynn puts less emphasis on aggressive police action and more on community outreach and gun control. Sheriff David Clarke represents...
  • Don't meet me in St Louis! City tops FBI's most dangerous list in the United States, [tr]

    08/22/2016 12:20:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    St Louis has topped the FBI's list of most dangerous cities across the Unites States. More than 88 violent crimes took place for every 10,000 residents in the Missouri city during the first half of 2015 - compared to an average rate of 36.6 across the US in 2014, FBI data reveals. Those crimes can include robbery, aggravated assault, rape and even murder.
  • Legalized pot is making America’s lower class poorer and less responsible

    08/21/2016 10:34:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 241 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-20-16 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    (Snip) The middle and upper classes have been the ones out there pushing for decriminalization and legalization measures, and they have also tried to demolish the cultural taboo against smoking pot. But they themselves have chosen not to partake very much. Which is not surprising. Middle-class men and women who have jobs and families know that this is not a habit they want to take up with any regularity because it will interfere with their ability to do their jobs and take care of their families. But the poor, who already have a hard time holding down jobs and taking...
  • Man nearly beaten to death after kind act

    08/19/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBD-TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | Travis Rice
    A Johns Island man is recovering from what he says was a group ambush after giving a stranger a lift home. Brandon Reiter has 13 staples on his scalp, a black eye and plenty of other bruises from the incident last Friday morning. Reiter says he was driving home to Johns Island after a night out when he saw a woman frantically waving her arms on the side of the road. He pulled over and offered her a ride. “Just last week some guy was stuck in the middle of an intersection so I helped him out,” said Reiter “I...
  • Man kills infant daughter, punches her 22 times to quiet 'baby talk'

    08/18/2016 12:13:34 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 62 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Fox News
    A Minneapolis man punched his 4-month-old daughter 22 times in the face and chest to stop her “baby talk,” ultimately killing the infant, police said. Cory Morris, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 13 incident, FOX9 reported. He allegedly admitted to first responders at the crime scene that he was responsible for the deadly attack.
  • Ryan Lochte 'robbery' was actually what happened when he and fellow swimmers DESTROYED a gas [tr]

    08/18/2016 7:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, and Chris Spargo
    Brazilian police say Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers who claimed they were robbed had in fact destroyed a gas station toilet and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard waved a gun at them, DailyMail.com can disclose. A source with knowledge of the investigation said the four handed over money after the guard at the gas station insisted they pay. The version of events emerged as police in Rio prepared to quiz the taxi driver who picked up the four after they left a nightclub and resume questioning the three swimmers still in Brazil.
  • Addressing the Shortcomings of Probation and Parole

    08/18/2016 6:06:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    In 2004, a Hawaiian circuit court judge named Steven Alm launched a new program to ensure that his court dealt fairly and promptly with people on probation. Judge Alm found a simple solution to the shortcomings of the probation program. The problem was that the consequences for probation violations were ineffective. A probation violation drew only warnings, no actual discipline. And probation violations began piling up. Eventually frustrated probation agents, with left with no alternatives, sent probationers to court, where they would receive a disproportionately severe punishment. “What a crazy way to try to change anybody’s behavior,” said Judge Alm....
  • 'The boy put a gun to my head and demanded my cash': Rio crimewave leaves tourists terrified as [tr]

    08/18/2016 5:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Matt Roper
    Thieves in Rio are targeting visitors to the Olympic Games with some robbers as young as 15 staging tourist holdups, MailOnline has learned. Rio's Tourist Police Station it is packed with families arriving to report they have just become a victim of crime. MailOnline found some in tears, others looking visibly shaken, as they told of their terrifying experience of Rio's dark side - and how their long-awaited Olympics holiday had suddenly turned into a nightmare. It follows reports that a Team GB athlete was robbed on Monday night and controversy over claims by US swimmers that they were held...
  • Team GB athlete ROBBED at gunpoint in Rio as officials warn they could impose an [tr]

    08/18/2016 5:31:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Martin Robinson and Chris Irvine
    A Team GB athlete has been robbed at gunpoint in Rio while on a night out and officials could impose an outright ban on partying in the city 'after dark', it was revealed today. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, has led to a warning that it is 'not worth the risk' to leave the athletes village, or wander around in their Team GB branded kit. The athlete, who has not yet been named, is believed to be in shock but was uninjured after being robbed by the gunman.
  • Trump Vows To Restore Safety, Says Law-Abiding Black Americans Main Victims Of Riots

    08/17/2016 9:19:46 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-17-2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Alex Swoyer August 17, 2016 Donald Trump spoke about the violent riots that have plagued the country during a speech on law and order in West Bend, Wisconsin on Tuesday, promising safety for all Americans and appealing to African Americans. “Law and order must be restored…it must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially for those living in the affected communities,” Trump stressed. “The main victims of these riots are law abiding African American citizens living in these neighborhoods.” “Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration,”...
  • HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans

    08/17/2016 11:30:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 141 replies
    HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans.
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte to have his 'passport seized by Brazilian authorities' over false claims [tr]

    08/17/2016 6:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrew Gilpin
    And order has been made to seize American swimmer Ryan Lochte's passport by Brazilian authorities after claims he 'lied about being robbed.' Earlier police had further questions for the swimmer - a 12-time Olympic medallist - about the supposed robbery and found 'little evidence' that it had taken place. Lochte claims that he and three of his team-mates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, but police say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews. Lochte’s attorney, Jeff Ostrow, said there was no question the robbery happened and that the swimmer had 24-hour security hired after...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Woman, 67, charged with shooting teen in Macon

    08/16/2016 12:08:59 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/15/2016 | Wayne Crenshaw
    A 67-year-old woman was charged Sunday in connection with a shooting that seriously wounded a teenager. Delores Gibson-Council was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a 14-year-old male Saturday night. She is being held in the Bibb County jail and bond has not been set.The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Flamingo Drive, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release. According to the release, Gibson-Council stated that she was traveling on Flamingo Drive when she encountered a group of juveniles in the roadway. She said she blew her horn, and the victim came...
  • At Least 12 Tourists Abducted from Mexican Resort City

    08/16/2016 10:44:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 15, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican authorities are scrambling to rescue at between 12 and 16 victims who were taken at gunpoint from an upscale restaurant in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta. On Monday afternoon, the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to Breitbart Texas through a prepared statement the ongoing investigation into a large kidnapping.
  • WATCH: How The 2016 Milwaukee Riots Started (RAW VIDEO)

    08/16/2016 10:33:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    CONSERVATIVE OUTFITTERS ^ | AUGUST 16, 2016
    WATCH: How The 2016 Milwaukee Riots Started (RAW VIDEO)
  • Good Samaritan killed after helping pull SUV from ditch.

    08/16/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 113 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/2016
    <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two South Carolina teenagers are charged with murder in the shooting death of a good Samaritan who helped them pull an SUV out of a ditch.</p> <p>North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor tells local news outlets the victim stopped to help the teens pull the vehicle out of a ditch about 11 p.m. Monday and was robbed and shot after the vehicle was freed. The name of the victim, who died at the scene, was not immediately released.</p>
  • Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts

    08/16/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    NY Times | 08/15/16 | JESS BIDGOOD
    She was a rising Democratic star. She was the first in her party to be elected state attorney general. She was one of the most powerful women in Pennsylvania. But on Monday night, Kathleen G. Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, became a convicted criminal. A jury found Ms. Kane, 50, guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy, convicting her of leaking grand jury information, and then lying about it, in an effort to discredit a political rival. Ms. Kane was caught up in a web of scandal and counterscandal, threaded with lewd emails, political rivalries and alleged...
  • Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend taken into police custody, may have been set

    08/15/2016 4:12:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    newyorkdailynews.com ^ | 8/15/16 | nydailynews staff
    The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday. And he may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the sources said. The suspected killer was taken into custody Sunday night but had not been charged or identified, according to the sources. Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.
  • Cubs Apologize After Playing ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ for Accused Domestic Abuser

    08/15/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2016 | Gabriella Paiella
    For some reason, playing a song in which 50 percent of the lyrics are the exact phrase “smack my bitch up” for an accused domestic abuser didn’t quite sit right with people, leading the Cubs to issue the following formal apology: "The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games."
  • Study: Concealed Permits Surge 215% Under Obama

    08/15/2016 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    A recently released Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) study shows the number of concealed carry permits in the U.S. has surged by 215% under President Obama.
  • Rio Hits Competition Low on Friday (NBC PANIC: RATINGS HIT LOW... )

    08/15/2016 3:26:56 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 40 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | AUGUST 13, 2016 | Michael O'Connell
    The Rio Olympics wrapped its first full week of competition on Friday night with more Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and a primetime kickoff for track and field. Fast-affiliate ratings give NBC's primetime showing for the games, between 8 and 11 p.m., 23.9 million viewers and a 6.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's down from the night before and the lowest showing for a competitive night to date, but that's to be expected, given the lineup and Friday's status as a typically slower night for TV viewers. (The same Friday four years ago in London averaged 26.9 million viewers and an...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested Multiple Times for Impersonating Police Officer

    08/14/2016 2:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Law Officer ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    An outspoken member of the Black Lives Matter movement in Atlanta is on probation for perhaps the last reason one might imagine. Fox5Atlanta.com reports Tyree “Sir Maejor” Page, has been arrested multiple times in the past few years for impersonating a police officer. According to the report, Page was first charged with impersonating an officer after an incident in December 2014 where he allegedly handcuffed an African American woman while “wearing a replica of the Atlanta police officer uniform.” A police report obtained by the news station says Page was also armed with a .45 semi-automatic pistol at the time...
  • ABC News Politics 5m5 minutes ago NEW: Gov. @ScottWalker activates Wisconsin National Guard

    08/14/2016 11:16:19 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 35 replies
    ABC News Politics ^ | 08/14/2016 | ABC News
    Story to follow! ABC News Twitter feed........ ABC News Politics ‏@ABCPolitics 8m8 minutes ago NEW: Gov. @ScottWalker activates Wisconsin National Guard to assist Milwaukee police upon request:
  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte held at gunpoint during party after winning gold at Rio Olympics

    08/14/2016 6:57:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    The American gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte has been held up at gunpoint during a party in Brazil. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
  • Albuquerque is the 5th most violent city in the nation (ATF statistics)

    08/13/2016 3:20:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    KOAT News 7 Albuquerque ^ | August 12, 2016 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —For the past three months federal agents worked undercover with local cops and made more than 100 arrests for everything from drug trafficking to murder. “Statistics tell us that our state has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation,” New Mexico District U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez said. Special agent Tom Atteberry said Albuquerque is especially violent. Atteberry is from Phoenix, Arizona, and brought a team to New Mexico because crime has gotten so out of control. He said New Mexico's justice system allows repeat violent offenders to get released as quickly as police arrest them....
  • BREAKING: North Carolina Mall on Lockdown After Reports of Shots Fired

    08/13/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 13 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    A North Caroline mall is on lockdown after reports of shots being fired inside. One person there posted this video of the panic that ensued: pic.twitter.com/IAymO1xo8C
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    08/13/2016 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Yahoo7
    The serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine. The moment of reckoning for Lonnie Franklin Jr. came after those whose lives were altered by his violence questioned how he could have been so cruel and shown so little remorse. "You are truly a piece of evil," said Enietra Washington, who managed to survive after being shot and testified against him at...