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  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People Talking About Big Government”

    04/24/2014 8:30:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-24-2014 | Gina Cassini
    “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that”by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsThe same FBI that ignored Russian and Saudi intelligence warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers -- the Boston Marathon jihadists -- and refused to question anyone at their radical mosque, is now visiting a gun store near you to target...conservatives!That's right, according to a new report, FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government.”
  • Traverse City man tried to kill girlfriend, who didn't like him going to strip club, prosecutor says

    04/24/2014 4:52:56 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    Mlive ^ | 4-24-2014 | John Agar
    GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI – A Traverse City man is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend because she did not like him going to strip clubs, authorities said Thursday, April 24. Sean Jones, 30, has been charged with attempted murder and assault by strangulation, Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney said. "The allegation is that he was strangling her in an attempt to kill her,” Cooney told The Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com. He said that Jones allegedly tried to kill her because of “her not wanting him to go to strip clubs.” Cooney said it was unclear what club Jones...
  • Bulletproof Subways A Sign Of Violent Times?

    04/24/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 24, 2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal. Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass. Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway?
  • U.S. Attorney Forms Chicago Crime Unit

    04/22/2014 9:21:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2014 | Caroline Porter
    CHICAGO—Following one of the most violent weekends of the year so far, the U.S. attorney's office here on Monday said it was forming a violent-crimes section that focuses specifically on gangs, guns and drugs. Zachary Fardon, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, carved out the new effort from a larger narcotics and gangs group, said spokesman Randall Samborn. The move is part of a wider recent structural overhaul of the office, which has a $34 million annual budget, he said. Of about 150 prosecutors in the office, 16 are now dedicated to the violent-crimes unit.
  • Criminals Using Drones To Find Marijuana Farms, Steal Their Crop

    04/22/2014 4:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    BetaBeat ^ | 4/22 | Jordyn Taylor
    Criminal gangs in the UK’s Shropshire county are using drones to locate marijuana farms, and then blackmailing the farms’ owners or straight up stealing their weed, ITProPortal reports. It’s a tactic that law enforcement authorities worldwide have been employing for years — using thermal imaging to detect possible locations of grow houses. Marijuana requires hot temperatures and hydroponic lamps to grow, meaning that grow houses generally emit a ton of heat, and show up on cops’ thermal cameras. Now, criminals are reportedly using the same technique, except they’re hooking the thermal cameras up to unmanned drones, and joining police in...
  • Cities Where Americans Don’t Feel Safe

    04/22/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/22/2014 | By Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio
    According to Gallup, 70.5% of Americans surveyed in 2012 and 2013 said they felt safe walking alone at night. This is effectively unchanged from 2011, when 71% of respondents said they felt safe. In a number of metro areas, however, far fewer residents felt safe at night. In McAllen, Texas, where Americans were least likely to feel safe, less than half of all respondents were comfortable outside of their homes after dark. Based on data gathered by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, these are the 10 cities where Americans felt the least safe.Seven of the 10 metro areas in which residents...
  • Rioting crowd severely beats 5 chengguan for killing civilian (China)

    04/22/2014 9:01:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Shanghaiist ^ | 4/21/2014 | Unattributed
    A riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China's notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five's brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan "hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor." This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. [....] According to eyewitness accounts, the crowd -- which was growing...
  • How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’

    04/22/2014 7:37:57 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 April 2014 | Michael Daly
    "This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop."
  • Save Lives & Deter Criminals — Help start the Crime Prevention Research Center

    04/21/2014 3:15:28 PM PDT · by richardb72
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 21, 2014 | John Lott
    Gun control advocates have recently put hundreds of millions of dollars toward "public health" studies, with predetermined outcomes. These studies are beginning to find their way to the main stream media. Soon there will be an avalanche of studies, and their advice puts lives at risk. John Lott is the founder of this organization and is seeking to counter the bogus studies by providing rapid response to the new studies as well as conducting high-quality peer-reviewed academic studies. Lott, the author of More Guns, Less Crime and The Bias Against Guns, has conducted decades of research showing that armed citizens...
  • Kids Being Questioned After Mugging Spree in Central Park, Sources Say

    CENTRAL PARK — A group of teens, who sources said were between 12 and 14, was being questioned for a Central Park mugging spree in which they are suspected of taking an iPad and iPhone from two women and slugging a man who refused to hand over his cash Monday morning, police said. The teens first tried to mug the 31-year-old man, whose name was not released, near East Drive and 96th Street about 5:15 a.m., but punched him in the face when he refused to cooperate, an NYPD spokesman said. The man managed to escape to Fifth Avenue and...
  • Kansas City Highway shooter held on $1 million bail

    04/21/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | 19 April 2014 | Staff
    Police in Kansas City are thanking the public for information that led to the arrest of a man in connection with a series of highway shooting that wounded three people. Prosecutors have charged 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for at least a dozen shootings in the Kansas City area over the last month. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
  • At Least 9 Dead, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    04/21/2014 8:45:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/21/14
    Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said a bloody holiday weekend that saw at least nine people shot and killed and dozens others wounded “doesn’t wipe out” reductions in violent crime in the past two years. Since Friday evening, at least nine people were shot and killed in Chicago, and at least 36 others were wounded. “This doesn’t wipe out what has happened over the last two years, and this is a conversation that we’ve had time and time again,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday morning. “There’s no magic formula here. We have a plan, we have a strategy, and it’s...
  • 9 Dead, 26 Injured and 50 Foot Puppets in Chicago Easter Crime Wave

    04/21/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    Amidst ongoing corruption trials, a scandal involving top cops who've been changing crime statistics to show crime going down when it’s not, and an economy reeling from the twin salvos of runaway tax increases, and a public pension mess, Chicago has come up with a solution to their economic woes and maybe to their crime fighting woes as well. The city is going to fund giant street performing puppets, some as high as 50 feet tall, for merely millions of dollars. Yes, apparently the performing puppets that they have at City Hall, at police headquarters and crawling all over...
  • Ohio teen recounts being beaten, robbed by 2 thugs after stopping to help vehicle

    04/20/2014 10:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    An Ohio woman has recounted the moment an act of kindness in helping a perceived pair of broken-down strangers left her being dragged, beaten and robbed on the side of a road. "Before I could finish asking him if they were OK he grabbed me by the hair and said, 'if you scream I'll hit you even harder,'" 19-year-old Caleigh Roelfs recalled to the Daily News Thursday. It was 2 p.m. Monday along Napoleon's Route 6 when the engaged criminal psychology student spotted a van with its emergency lights flashing on the side of the road. "My dad and brothers,...
  • Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

    04/19/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    WNCT 9 ^ | 4/18/2014 | Staff Writers
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got worse over the past week, but could never pinpoint the source. On Wednesday, however, while hunting for Easter eggs with her three-year-old, she noticed something with a pair of feet clad in tennis shoes in the crawl space under her deck. She explained that the odor wasn't consistent nor strong; she only smelled it off and on until it got so bad she decided...
  • House party horror: Five dead after 'horrific' knife attack in Canada

    04/19/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 16 April, 2014 | Cyrus Engineer
    ATTACK: Matthew Douglas de Grood has been arrested after allegedly stabbing and killing five people at a house party in Canada [FACEBOOK/AP]Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a veteran police officer, has been charged with five counts of murder following the killings in Calgary.Police Chief Rick Hanson said: "We have never seen five people killed at one scene. The scene was horrific."At least 20 people were at the house party which was being held to celebrate the end of term at the University of Calgary.De Grood, 22, was invited to the party and soon after arriving picked up...
  • Chicago crime stats debated as magazine calls police claim of 'progress' an illusion

    04/19/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 18,2014 | Mike Tobin
    “We’re making progress but we need to do more,” McCarthy said. However, an investigation published by Chicago Magazine claims that the “progress” is an illusion. The article says that under pressure from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago cops have been reclassifying murders and violent crimes. The result is a nearly unprecedented drop in numbers. "This is a betrayal of public trust in a sense that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy are public servants. They are paid by our tax dollars and we deserve in return truth from them,” said Elizabeth Fenner, Editor in Chief of Chicago Magazine. McCarthy responded...
  • Dog Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

    04/18/2014 3:00:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Emily Bockian
    A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. According to the San Francisco police, one of the suspects grabbed the dog, sparking a street fight between the three men at the intersection of 22nd and Bartlett streets about 3 a.m. After the two suspects, both in their 20s, ran away, the owner realized his dog had been stabbed. The dog later died of its injuries at a nearby animal hospital. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
  • Grandview man, 27, charged in area highway shootings (Kansas City)

    04/18/2014 11:35:15 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 40 replies
    Kansasi City Star ^ | 4/18/14 | CHRISTINE VENDEL
    A 27-year-old Grandview man has been charged in the recent series of highways shootings, Jackson County prosecutors said Friday. Mohammed (Pedro) Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents. Charges included shooting into a motor vehicle and hitting a victim. More charges may be added, prosecutors said. A series of at least 12 shootings started in early March. The latest shooting linked to the pattern occurred April 6. Three victims were wounded in the spree.
  • LIVE press conference - shootings in Kansas City

    04/18/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 25 replies
    KMBC tv ^ | 4/18/14
    Go to link to see the live news conference. Perp is Mohammed Pedro Whitaker.
  • After Trayvon Martin Slaying, Family Demands Justice For Another Unarmed Slain Teen

    04/17/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Support Online Hip Hop News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Biz Jones
    After the emotional trial of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman last year, justice is being demanded for the unlawful killing of another teen by a New York police officer. A "Justice for #RamarleyGraham" campaign has launched in hopes of indicting the man responsible for taking an 18-year-old's life. The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office have the power to take over the case and hold Ramarley's killer accountable. Join us in demanding the DOJ and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara conduct a thorough investigation and bring federal charges against Officer...
  • North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 drink refill

    04/17/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 94 replies
    Live5 WCSC ^ | 04/17/2014 | Sujata Jain
    A North Charleston man was hit with a federal fine for refilling his drink without paying. The on-site construction worker says he didn't know refills at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston came at a price, and Wednesday, during his lunch hour, he was slapped with federal charges. The ticket was issued by the Federal Police Force at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston after Christopher Lewis refilled his soda without paying the $0.89. A hospital spokesperson called it a "theft of government property." "Every time I look at the ticket, it's unbelievable to me,” says Lewis, who...
  • Madera Residents Rough Up Suspected Burglar (Yeah they DID!)

    04/16/2014 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 38 replies
    KMJ 580 ^ | April 16, 2014 | Unknown
    "A group of Madera residents say they caught a burglar in the act. And they made him pay for his crime. Madera Police responded to calls of a fight near North K St and 5th St around 5:20am Wednesday. When they arrived, officers found residents holding down the suspect, Jeremy Williams. MPD says Williams, 37, has a long list of arrests and convictions and is currently on AB109 for receiving stolen property. Williams is being charged with burglary, violation of probation and posession of drug paraphernalia."
  • Watch this: bus bully gets taste of own medicine during attack

    04/16/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    FOX 25 (Oklahoma City) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jay Dillon
    A cell phone video shows a bullied boy receiving a bus beating from a girl on a school bus before he's pushed too far and fights back. However, it's it's surprisingly compassionate act at the end that may surprise you. The video, originally uploaded to YouTube but pulled down, was reuploaded to LiveLeak. The girl in the video can be seen standing over him, pulling his hair, and slapping him in the face.
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/15/2014 10:57:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/15/14 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line. One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson. A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene. A source tells CBS News that...
  • Stoned mom avoids jail after driving 12 miles with baby on roof

    04/16/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Jessica Chasner
    An Arizona mother will avoid jail time after she got high and drove nearly 12 miles with her 2-month-old baby on the roof of her car. Maricopa County Superior Judge Cynthia Bailey sentenced 21-year-old Catalina Mariah Clouser on Wednesday to 16 years of supervised probation. She will have to serve 3 months in jail only if she violates the order, a local CBS affiliate reported. Miss Clouser pleaded guilty in February to child abuse and driving under the influence of marijuana after her infant son was found miraculously unhurt in the middle of a Phoenix highway in June 2012, still...
  • Victim Records Mob Attack on Helmet Camera Video (Baltimore)

    04/15/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT · by equalator · 93 replies
    WCBM ^ | Via Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan
    Bowman posted the video, taken on a helmet-mounted camera, to YouTube, leading cyclists around the city to recount on social media similar experiences they had in the area. "I thought I'd just outrun the attackers," he wrote. "Wrong. Unless you're going downhill or already have some major speed, they will block your escape routes and grab any part of your bike or clothing to try to bring you down."
  • Man, 29, Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Restaurant Patrons With Knife In Lake Elsinore [Pic]

    04/15/2014 4:40:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 15, 2014 12:54 PM
    LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA.com) — A 29-year-old Riverside County man was facing assault charges Tuesday after he allegedly attacked several people with a knife at a Lake Elsinore restaurant. Johnathan Schmidt, of Lake Elsinore, was arrested Sunday for assault with a deadly weapon and battery, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Around 11:10 p.m. that night, police were dispatched to a restaurant in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive for an assault call. Once they arrived on scene, they found a male victim suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds, officials said. “The altercation occurred when the victim attempted to stop a...
  • Planned Parenthood Won’t Condemn Woman Who Killed Her Seven Babies, Packed Them in Boxes

    04/15/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Luis Zaffirini
    Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah, discovered over the weekend the bodies of seven dead infants in cardboard boxes, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. All seven of these babies were allegedly killed soon after being born by their own mother, a 39-year-old woman who has now been placed under arrest. The mother has been charges with six counts of murder. Police believe she committed these crimes over the course of a decade. This brutal loss of young life is shocking and deeply saddening. Yet as I read the story, I couldn’t help but consider this woman’s actions in the light of...
  • Woman Killed Hit Man With Her Bare Hands (Video)

    04/15/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Dominic Kelly
    Eight years ago, one woman was confronted by a hit man who had been hired by her husband to murder her. She killed the hit man with her bare hands. Now, on the heels of her husband's release from prison, she is encouraging others who find themselves in similar situations to fight for their lives. Susan Walters of Portland, Oregon, was known as Susan Kuhnhausen back in 2006 when her then-husband Michael Kuhnhausen sent a hit man to murder her. Susan bravely fought back and wound up killing the hit man with her bare hands. "His last words on this...
  • Chicago Police Superintendent caught creating phony police reports to reduce crime rate

    04/15/2014 9:34:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/14 | Doug Book
    Other than hitting the perfect tee shot, nothing is more gratifying than the sight of liberals hoisted on a petard fashioned by their own corruption. In May of 2011, anti-gun lunatic Garry McCarthy was named Chicago Police Superintendent by mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Though making all of the usual promises about reducing the city’s crime rate, during his first full year–2012–Chicago recorded 507 murders, the most since 2008 and more than in any year since 2003. Of course, more important than 507 dead was the fact that Emanuel’s approval rate seemed to decline another notch...
  • TEST: You a Dem, a Republican... or a Texan?

    04/15/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    You're walking down a deserted street with your wife And two small children. Suddenly, a terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges at you...  You are carrying a SIG Sauer 9mm, and you're an expert shot.  You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.   What do you do?  Democrat's Answer:  · Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! · Does the man look poor or oppressed? · Is he really a terrorist? Am I guilty of profiling? · Have I ever...
  • Church Cross Set on Fire

    04/14/2014 1:34:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    A wooden cross that sits in front of an Upstate church was set on fire over the weekend, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. A church deacon at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road reported the burned cross on Saturday morning. He told deputies that someone set fire to the large wooden cross which had a wreath and purple cloth over it between 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. According to an incident report, church leaders believed that a purple cloth and crown of thorns on the cross were set...
  • Girl sends terroristic tweet to AA, gets unwanted response

    04/14/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 66 replies
    WFAA Channel 8 ^ | 4/14/2014 | wfaa,com
    A Twitter user thought to be a teenage girl has received unwanted notoriety after she sent a terrorism-themed message to American Airlines. (snip) The girl – who identified herself as a 14-year-old named Sarah in her now-suspended Twitter account – sent this tweet to American Airlines' @americanair account Sunday morning. "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye." American responded, saying: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI." (snip) According to...
  • Did 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Suburban Kansas City Rampage?

    04/13/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | April 13, 2014 | Staff
    A smirking gunman who reportedly shouted Nazi slogans opened fire at a Jewish community center and an old-age home in a suburb of Kansas City, killing three people. The gunman, said to be an older man, singled out Jewish victims for death, Rabbi Herbert Mandl, a chaplain with the Overland Park Police Department, told CNN. “Asking someone if you are Jewish before shooting sounds very much like a hate crime,” Mandl said. Police said two people were killed at the JCC of Greater Kansas City, where children were auditioning for a musical. Despite Mandl’s assertion, the JCC victims were identified...
  • Lawyer of stabbings suspect Alex Hribal: 'All the students liked him'

    04/10/2014 9:36:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | Thu April 10, 2014 | Dana Ford
    It would seem no one saw it coming -- not his parents, not students at his school. Described by his lawyer as "a typical young kid" who has "never been in trouble," 16-year-old Alex Hribal shocked the people in his life and the nation Wednesday when he allegedly went on a rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, stabbing or slashing 20 students and a security officer. No one knows yet what might have motivated the attack. But pieces of Hribal's story are starting to come together, so far painting a portrait of a teenage boy no one ever...
  • Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd

    04/12/2014 10:18:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2014 | Adrienne Cutway
    After video of the incident began to circulate online, the Ocala Police Department was able to identify the Florida woman who walked into Publix without pants and stole wine. Desiree J. Taylor, 35, walked into an Ocala Publix around 2 p.m. Tuesday wearing nothing but a T-shirt and slippers and then walked out moments later carrying two boxes of wine, police say. The value of the stolen wine was $41.68.
  • Teen punk accused of killing Indiana dad-to-be smirks, laughs his way into courtroom

    04/12/2014 6:20:56 AM PDT · by heartwood · 88 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/10/2014 | Joe Kemp
    A 16-year-old punk accused of killing an Indiana man during an apparent robbery smirked and laughed in front of a pack of news cameras as he walked into a courtroom on Thursday. The hard-hearted teen, Simeon Adams, joked with another inmate as he was led before a judge at a Marion County courthouse to face a slew of charges in the senseless murder of Nathan Trapuzzano on April 1. Prosecutors say Adams put a gun to Trapuzzano, 24 — who was expecting a daughter next month with his newlywed bride — and ordered him behind a tire store in Indianapolis,...
  • Boston police rush to help as 6 attacks unfold

    04/11/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | John R. Ellement
    Police rushed around downtown Boston Wednesday night, responding to calls for help after a group of up to 20 males and females launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people on Boston Common and in the neighborhood, police said.
  • Al Sharpton Gets Testy With Lesley Stahl When Asked About FBI Role In 2011

    — President Barack Obama is coming to New York City Friday to address the Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network. The visit comes days after revelations surfaced that Sharpton worked with the FBI. The topic also came up in a 2011 ’60 Minutes’ interview with Lesley Stahl weeks before the debut of “Politics Nation.” “I was never told I was an informant with a number,” Sharpton said Tuesday. “In my own mind, I was not an informant. I was cooperating with an investigation.
  • Gay banker jailed for wife murder

    04/11/2014 8:35:08 AM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    The Star UK ^ | 4-11-14
    A gay bank worker who murdered his arranged bride in a pre-planned attempt to hide his sexuality has been ordered to serve at least 21 years behind bars. Jasvir Ginday stared down at the floor in the dock as he was told that his decision to strangle Varkha Rani and burn her body using petrol was "unbelievably casual and callous". Ginday, 29, from Walsall, was unanimously convicted of murder at Wolverhampton Crown Court after jurors heard that he throttled his wife just a month after she arrived in the UK from India. Ginday was arrested last September after setting fire...
  • Air Marshal director stepping down amid agency gun scheme probe

    04/11/2014 6:42:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE: The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials' personal use, FoxNews.com has learned. Director Robert Bray's home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray's recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation. Bray allegedly is among several officials who were obtaining weapons through this operation.
  • Nigerian child bride forced into marriage poisons meal, kills groom and 3 others: Police

    04/10/2014 4:46:27 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 45 replies
    Montreal Gazette/AP ^ | 4/10/2014 | Associated Press
  • Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict

    04/10/2014 4:06:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    WFPL News-Louisville ^ | 4-10-2014 | Phillip M. Bailey
    April 10, 2014 Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict Phillip M. Bailey The absence of African-American women in Kentucky's halls of power is why former state Rep. John Arnold hasn't been held accountable. Cassaundra Cooper (l) and Yolanda Costner (r) filing an ethics complain against John Arnold with their attorneys That's according to Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner, two of the three statehouse staffers who have alleged they were sexually harassed and assaulted by Arnold over a three-year period.Since August, the Arnold scandal has put the treatment of women in the legislature front and...
  • Chinese girl, 11, had mouth stitched up with fishing cord and head dipped in boiling water

    An 11-year-old girl found wandering alone and disoriented in China was the victim of horrifying abuse at the hands of her father, it has emerged. The young girl's mouth had been stitched up with fishing cord and her head submerged in boiling water, her skin had been pierced with sewing needles, and she had been hung upside down and beaten, according to reports. The girl, named as Xiao Li, who is now recovering in hospital, has scars all over her body and chunks of hair are missing from her scalded scalp. Local news reports in China said the girl was...
  • The Target Breach & Why You Should Care (Hint: It’s Your Money)[Ever shopped at Target?]

    04/10/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    21CT blog ^ | January 29, 2014 | Scott Spinola
    Without personally knowing any cyber criminals (I think using hackers is unfair to… well, hackers), we can probably assume they are not very different from other criminals in that they do what they do for a few basic reasons: •Ego: defacing websites to gain street cred •Ideology: wreaking havoc to make political statements or wage asymmetric warfare •Money: engaging in good old-fashioned criminal capitalism (to the tune of $3 trillion) It’s this third motivation that is in the news the most, and it’s not because these criminals are infiltrating banks and making off with the loot. In fact it’s...
  • Thank God the Murrysville School Attack Wasn’t Guns (That didn't take long)

    04/09/2014 8:35:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 9, 2014 | Michael Daly
    Twenty-one were stabbed in a Pennsylvania school rampage Wednesday, but all are expected to live—and one even took a selfie. Think how different the toll would have been with bullets.The dead take no selfies. So there might well never have been the remarkable selfie that 16-year-old Nate Scimio took after his heroism at Franklin Regional High School if he had faced a gun rather than two knives on Wednesday morning. In all, Scimio and 19 other students, along with one staff member, were stabbed when a sophomore allegedly stormed through the school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Three students were critically injured....
  • VIDEO: Woman Hurls Ketchup Bottles After Being Shushed for Talking on Cell

    04/09/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 9, 2014 | Heather Holland
    A woman trashed a Flatiron diner — smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage — after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said. Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said. “She was yelling and very upset and very verbal,” Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance cameras. “We’re...
  • Video: Knife-wielding student wounds 20 at PA high school

    04/09/2014 12:36:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 9, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Armed with two knives, a 16-year-old student at Franklin Regional High School in Murraysville, Pennsylvania attacked his classmates this morning. Four students are in critical condition, while the suspect is in custody — after having been tackled by an assistant principal to end the attack:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Multiple people were stabbed at a high school in the suburbs east of Pittsburgh, officials said. Emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens said four students were believed to be seriously injured when a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20. Stevens said not all of the 20 injured were cut...
  • 1 in custody after Pennsylvania school stabbings

    04/09/2014 6:23:26 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/14 | AP
    Several people were stabbed Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, and a suspect was taken into custody, an emergency official said. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said five or six people were reported stabbed at about 7:20 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. It wasn't immediately clear if the suspect and the victims are students, adults or a mix of both. It doesn't appear that any of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Stevens said, though several helicopters were seen flying people from the scene to area...