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  • ESPN Commentator: We Need To Reprogram How We Raise Men (LESBIAN FASCIST ALERT!)

    09/15/2014 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 79 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On ESPN’s “SportsCenter” earlier this week, espnW columnist Kate Fagan argued that the big picture in the controversy surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence allegations. According Fagan, the problem needs to be tackled at the so-called grassroots level when men are in their formative years. “Well, I think right now we're talking so much about firing Goodell or punishments. You know, should it be a three game, a two game, a six game, a full year ban? But I think that's a little reactive and not proactive. Domestic violence is something that happens in anger, in...
  • Quora Question: What do police officers think about Ferguson, MO police handled the aftermath....

    09/14/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 14, 2014 | Quora Contributor
    I think this is a classic example of what happens when a law enforcement agency isn't trained or prepared for an unexpected or exceptionally large event. Ferguson is a city of 21,000 people. Its police department has 52 sworn officers. Only three are black, when about 68% of the city's population is black. This imbalance affects the current situation tangentially, but I doubt that it's a problem that the City of Ferguson is unaware of or that they haven't tried to fix it. Anytime a white police officer kills or seriously injures a minority citizen in a predominately minority community,...
  • K.W Oxnard: White Americans, white privilege (Tired of this yet?)

    09/13/2014 7:59:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | September 13, 2014 | K.W Oxnard
    In the 1990s, when I lived in New York, a friend I’ll call Adam and I drove out to his house in Montauk, Long Island. A few miles into town, we noticed a police cruiser behind us. Adam, a stockbroker in his 30s, began to panic. “Crap, crap, crap!” Apparently, his car tag had expired — maybe his driver’s license and insurance, too. The cruiser turned on its lights and siren, and Adam pulled over. “Listen,” he said, “I may need you to bail me out.” I sat there, stunned and scared. The officer sauntered up to Adam’s window. “License...
  • What the Numbers Show About N.F.L. Player Arrests

    09/13/2014 7:11:44 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/2014 | Neil Irwin
    Off-the-field violence by professional football players is coming under new focus this week after the release of a video involving the star Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, followed by a bungled response by the National Football League. But what do the numbers show about N.F.L. players’ tangles with the law more broadly? Are some teams’ players more likely to get into legal trouble? Are arrests rising or falling? What are the most common offenses? USA Today maintains a database of arrests, charges, and citations of N.F.L. players for anything more serious than a traffic citation. Maintained by Brent Schrotenboer,...
  • Mistrust Lingers as Ferguson Takes New Tack on Fines (City surrenders, gives amnesty to criminals)

    09/13/2014 3:42:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | Frances Robles
    FERGUSON, Mo. — There were lots of jitters at the Ferguson police clerk’s window this week, as steady streams of drivers with unpaid traffic tickets and pending arrest warrants turned themselves in as part of a new city initiative to repair its frayed relationship with black residents. They looked around skeptically. “I don’t know if they are going to lock me up,” said Katrina Clemons, who owes almost $800 in fines and penalties from a $250 traffic ticket. “I do not like coming here.” The drivers came with their citations, thousand-dollar invoices, and tales of racial profiling and exorbitant fees....
  • Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump Admits His Desperation…

    09/12/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sundance
    This letter sent to the Saint Louis Dispatch by Benjamin Crump clearly showcases the growing sense of desperation. As with almost all things from the mind of the Crump it will also backfire. Benjamin Crump should leave the thinking parts to his sidekick Daryl Parks. First the Letter:Benjamin Crump is not the sharpest tack in the tool shed. You see, in the mind of the Crump the judge blocking the release of the Juvenile criminal records of Mike Brown equates to the non-existence of the records; ergo in Crump’s mind there is no risk of criminal conduct being exposed. BIG...
  • Is It a Crime to Raise a Killer?

    09/12/2014 10:23:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/12/14 | Lisa Belkin
    Anthony Pasquale stops to visit his daughter at the Cedar Green Cemetery every morning, then returns once or twice more during the day. He sits on the small white bench and faces the polished granite headstone, etched with a hologram of Autumn on one side and the things she loved on the other — bicycles, soccer balls, cheerleading, skateboards. From where he sits he can see the middle school, where his 12-year-old girl was a student, and next to that the high school, where the 15-year-old boy who killed her was one, too. When school is in session, Pasquale has...
  • Florida Man Falls Asleep While Robbing Home, Cops Share Hilarious Photos

    09/10/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Even Florida cops think Florida criminals are dumb: the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office posted photos of their latest Dumb Criminal on their Facebook page, a man who was robbing a house when he decided to take a nap, because why not, the bed was there. Dion Davis was eventually found by a maid who called the cops, and was quickly arrested while he rode a train to Dreamland. “He was passed out with a bag full of stolen jewelry next to him on the bed and didn’t even notice the deputies taking pictures!” the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, tagging...
  • Ray Rice: Are the Ravens Justified in Releasing Him?

    09/09/2014 11:09:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 70 replies
    September 9, 2014 | This Just In
    As so many in the general public have witnessed, I watched the video involving Ray Rice and his fiance (she is now his wife), Janay Palmer, and the assault which occurred at an Atlantic City, New Jersey casino. There are two facts which I find disturbing surrounding this case. After viewing the video I read some of the comments in response to the footage. A number of ppl actually blamed Ms. Palmer for the altercation, or stated that she "had it coming" due to her supposed drunkenness. How they came to the conclusion that Ms. Palmer was drunk is beyond...
  • Kids From Ferguson Recruited to ‘Educate White America’ on Racism in ‘Hey White People’ Video

    09/10/2014 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/9/14
    FCKH8.com, a “for-profit T-shirt company with an activist heart” released a new video Tuesday that uses kids from Ferguson, Missouri, to “educate white America about the racist reality in 2014.” The company recruited six young black kids from Ferguson, reportedly from the same block where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. “Armed ONLY with statistics (hands up, don’t shoot) these articulate and adorable kids are not having it while much of white America would rather pretend racism is over,” the video’s description reads. The video starts with the kids noting that Ferguson is the place “where...
  • Michael Brown’s family aching one month later

    09/10/2014 11:45:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 10, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri— It has been a month and a day since Michael Brown was shot and killed, his body left for hours in the street like strange, fallen fruit for his loved ones and neighbors to wail over. Protests, riots and violent clashes with the police have slowly cooled in the St. Louis suburb, but Brown’s family continues to languish under the weight of an uncertain investigation and the burden of mourning the death of their 18-year-old son – both privately and publicly. “Each day it seems to get worse for them,” Anthony Gray, a family attorney, told msnbc. “Because...
  • This time, gang members choose wrong victim

    09/09/2014 8:35:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 9, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Yesterday I wrote of yet another vicious deadly-force gang attack: “Caught on video: Another black-on-white racially motivated gang attack.” In that post, I cautioned that gang attacks of this kind were likely to end very badly for the attackers once they stumbled upon a victim who was lawfully armed and prepared to defend himself. It wasn’t long before I received an example of this type of attack happening in Milwaukee, four days prior to the September 7 attack described in yesterday’s post. As reported by the Daily Caller (video embedded below), on September 3 a gang of teens attempted to...
  • Elderly couple beaten in Kansas City attacks die

    09/09/2014 7:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Salina Post / The Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2014 | Staff & wire reports
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people have died after being beaten in their Kansas City home during an attack in which three others were fatally shot. Kansas City police say Ann and George Taylor, both in their 80s, died Tuesday after spending a week on life support....
  • Longer version of Ray Rice video shows argument before punch, reaction of hotel staff

    09/09/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 104 replies
    NATIONAL POST ^ | September 9, 2014 | Rob Maaddi
    Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official. The video, shown to the AP Monday night, includes audio and is longer than the grainy TMZ Sports video released earlier that day...
  • Ray Rice likely to keep $25 million

    09/08/2014 4:52:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 8, 2014: 5:53 PM ET | By Chris Isidore
    Football's Ray Rice will probably get to keep about $25 million that he's been paid, even after he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens in the wake of domestic abuse revelationssnip ... Rice signed a 5-year, $35 million deal in 2012, $15 million of which was a signing bonus. He got another $7 million bonus in 2013, and also collected $3 million in salary over the first two years of the contract. But almost none of that $25 million can be clawed back by the Ravens or the NFL, according to Mike Ginnitti, managing editor of Spotrac, a Web site...
  • Group attacks Wichita youth football coach over lack of playing time; coach’s wife defends with gun

    09/09/2014 10:23:38 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 65 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/9/2014 | STAN FINGERTHE WICHITA EAGLE
    WICHITA Police are still looking for the men who threatened a youth football league coach with a gun and then began beating him before the coach’s wife pulled out a gun and fired it in the air to scare the attackers away. The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Monday at Linwood Park in south Wichita, Lt. James Espinoza said. A man watching the practice at the park at 1901 S. Kansas confronted the coach about his son’s lack of playing time, lifting his shirt to display a handgun tucked into the waist of his pants. Moments later, five or...
  • US federal air marshal attacked with syringe in Lagos airport

    09/08/2014 5:35:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE – The FBI and CDC are investigating an attack on a federal air marshal who was injected with a syringe full of an unknown substance inside the Lagos, Nigeria airport on Sunday, according to a Situational Awareness notice obtained by FoxNews.com. A federal air marshal reported being attacked by a subject while on the public side of the Lagos Airport on Sunday, according to an alert from TSA's Transportation Security Operations Center distributed throughout the agency on Monday afternoon. It appeared to be an isolated incident, the alert says. "The [air marshal] reported that the subject stuck him with...
  • Ray Rice's wife defends player, blasts media

    09/09/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 108 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/9/2014 | ap
    One day after Ray Rice was cut loose from the Baltimore Ravens following the release of a video showing him striking and knocking out his then-fiancee, his wife is defending her husband and blasting the media for the pain caused to her family. In an Instagram post apparently written by Janay Rice, she said she felt like she was "mourning the death of my closest friend." "I woke up this morning, feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," Janay Rice wrote in the post. "But to have to accept the...
  • TMZ plans to release proof that NFL 'turned blind eye' to Rice video (Good-bye Goodell)

    09/08/2014 7:15:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 109 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/8/2014 | By Eric Edholm
    The Ray Rice story isn't close to being over. Although the Baltimore Ravens released Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely following the release of the bombshell video of Rice striking his wife in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, TMZ claims it has more to the story, via Philly.com. TMZ's Harvey Levin appeared on Fox5 Philly and said that he plans to release information that the NFL knew about and saw the Rice video (which the league has denied) but that it ignored it.
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • URGENT - Janay Rice Statement (actual headline)

    09/09/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    (CNN) -- Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice who was released by the Baltimore Ravens, apparently posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a "nightmare." "To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific (sic)," she wrote. The actions against Ray Rice were taken Monday after a video surfaced showing him knocking her out with a punch in February. The Instagram post, reported by various media, appeared to be authentic.
  • One adult, six more teenagers charged in Kroger attack

    09/09/2014 6:11:32 AM PDT · by GailA · 28 replies
    WREG ^ | 9/8/14 | NA
    VIDEO AT LINK
  • Panel on Ferguson draws hundreds in Harrisburg, but few youths

    09/08/2014 6:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Harrisburg Patriot-News ^ | September 8, 2014 | Christine Vendel
    A forum to glean lessons after last month's fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., drew hundreds of people to the Midtown Scholar bookstore in Harrisburg Monday night. But the people who really needed to hear the discussion, young black males, were not necessarily in attendance, said Police Chief Tom Carter and several others who spoke. One audience member suggested city leaders should host a similar forum in a neighborhood to draw more youths. Monday's event, called Ferguson Forum: Lessons for Harrisburg, was co-sponsored by the group Harrisburg Hope and Rep. Patty Kim. It featured Carter and other panelists, including Dauphin...
  • Identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper finally revealed

    09/08/2014 5:50:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Vital DNA evidence has finally uncovered the identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. The man behind the grisly killing spree in London’s East End has been unveiled as Aaron Kosminkski, a 23-year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum. A blood soaked shawl, purchased by author Russell Edwards, led to the breakthrough when a scientist matched DNA evidence left on it to descendants of Kosminski. Mr Edwards, 48, from Barnet, north London, was "captivated" by the murder mystery and had been investigating it in his spare time, but had come to the conclusion it could never...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • US Senators call on Goodell to give Rice harsher punishment

    08/01/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 1, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Now that everybody on Capitol Hill has weighed in on the Redskins name controversy, the men and women elected to represent the people have moved on to a new sports-related target: the NFL and Ravens running back Ray Rice. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to commissioner Roger Goodell calling for Rice to face a harsher punishment beyond the two-game suspension handed down by the league and considered too lenient by many critics.
  • 6 dead in St. Louis shootings

    09/07/2014 12:17:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6, 2014
    Six people are dead after a violent 24-hour period in St. Louis. Police say it is unclear if any of the shootings are related. It began Thursday afternoon when two men wearing ski masks targeted a car on the city's north side. Instead, they hit innocent bystanders, killing a man in his 50s.
  • Raw video: Gang attacks couple in downtown Springfield (Missouri, group knockout game)

    09/06/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KYTV-TV ^ | September 4, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Springfield police are looking for a group of people who brutally beat a couple in downtown Springfield. Police have not made any arrests. They hope someone seeing the video will identify the attackers. One of the victims, Meredith Cole, says the attack started while her boyfriend, Alex, was working as a DJ at the Outland Ballroom. She said she was approached by a group of men outside the club, and they began to sexually assault her. Cole says she returned inside the club to alert her boyfriend, who then left the club to try to identify who her attackers are....
  • West Side Cleveland priest pleads guilty to solicitation; sentenced to early intervention program

    09/06/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 09/05/2014 | James F McCarty
    A West Side priest pleaded guilty this morning to soliciting sex from an undercover ranger at Edgewater Park last October while failing to divulge he was carrying the AIDS virus. Under provisions of a plea bargain reached with prosecutors, the Rev. James McGonegal, 69, the former pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, will enter an early intervention program. The agreement allows McGonegal to avoid a felony conviction if he successfully completes the program. At that point, the case would be dismissed and his record expunged. He also must perform 50 hours of community service and continue out-patient treatment begun...
  • Police racism rages (Anecdotes substitute for facts)

    09/06/2014 1:31:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Guilfordian ^ | September 5, 2014 | Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
    You walk down the street, your whole life ahead of you, until a police car comes up behind you. Some will claim that you continued walking, others that you attempted to draw a gun. Either way, your life ends when that officer shoots you to death. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Brown, an African-American teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, died at the hands of a local police officer on Aug. 9. Unfortunately, racially charged incidents like this can and do happen even in Greensboro. “A Vietnamese woman (was) shot here,” said Director of the Bonner Center for Community...
  • Tucson police rescue kidnapped teen and arrest extortion suspects

    09/05/2014 11:26:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    Tucson police this week rescued a 16-year-old boy they say had been beaten, blindfolded and bound after being kidnapped for ransom because his captors believed he came from a wealthy family. The boy’s family called police Tuesday evening reporting that their son was taken and that his suspected kidnappers were attempting to extort money from them. “For whatever reason the suspects believed that the family, that the father, had a good deal of money,” Tucson police spokesman Sergeant Pete Dugan said. Detectives worked overnight to track the boy down to a house in the city’s south side. They were conducting...
  • Commentary: Leave Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records Alone

    09/05/2014 4:01:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    Moves to uncover the youth records of the 18-year-old Black youth are misplaced and akin to efforts to blame the victim.In the days after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, there was a behind-the-scenes tug of war between the local police officials and the Justice Department over the integrity of releasing a video of the 18-year-old Black man shoplifting some cigars from a neighborhood convenience store. Justice Department officials contended that releasing the unflattering video of Brown served no practical purpose and that it was motivated by a desire to portray the young man in a negative light. That,...
  • Man accused of stealing Cub Ccout's money previously convicted of murder

    09/05/2014 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 4 replies
    WPBF.com ^ | 9/05/14 | Chris McGrath
    Roderick Kendricks, 39, is charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly being part of a duo that broke into a Boynton Beach home Tuesday. State records show he served 17 years in prison for the crime and was released in 2003.
  • Cops: 10-year-old boy riding bike hit by stray bullet in Sanford

    09/04/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan
    Daquan Butts, who is also known as Bobo, has been identified by witnesses as the possible shooter, according to Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the police department. (Sanford Police Department / September 4, 2014) A 10-year-old boy riding his bike Thursday night in Sanford was hit by a stray bullet after a fight escalated between two men, officials said. The child who was shot in the abdomen lost a lot of blood and was airlifted to Winnie Palmer Hospital For Women & Babies, where he underwent surgery late Thursday night, according to Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the police department. The boy's...
  • Autistic Bay Village, Oh Teen Pranked With Human Waste In Ice Bucket Challenge

    09/04/2014 2:26:42 PM PDT · by EBH · 23 replies
    WTAM ^ | 9/4/2014
    Police are investigating after a group of teens in Bay Village, Ohio, allegedly tricked an autistic 15-year-old into creating an ice bucket challenge video, then dousing him with urine, feces, spit, and cigarette butts. The video was filmed on the boy's cell phone and posted to Instagram, according to his mother, Diane. (Local news outlet WJW withheld the family's last name to protect the boy's identity.) The victim's brother, Jacob, told WJW: I mean, the first thing that popped into my mind was like, why could someone – how could someone do this? How could someone really be this cruel...
  • White Detroit Homeowner Sentenced to 17 years in Prison for Shooting Dead Black 19-year old.

    09/03/2014 5:00:22 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 84 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/03/2014 | AP AND Mailonline
    A white homeowner who gunned down an unarmed 19-year-old black woman on his porch last year has been sentenced to at least 17 years in prison. Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in August for killing Renisha McBride outside his home in Dearborn Heights in Detroit, Michigan home in the early hours of November 2.
  • Breaking>>> Juvenile Court: Mike Brown Had No Serious felony convictions

    09/03/2014 1:38:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    A hearing was held this morning at 10:30 AM in St. Louis County seeking the release of any juvenile records that might exist on the central figure in the Ferguson deadly shooting case. Lawyers state no records exist of second degree murder and #mikebrown #Ferguson — Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) September 3, 2014 According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 18 year-old Michael Brown did not have any serious felony convictions on his record. The Post Dispatch reported: Michael Brown was never found delinquent of the juvenile equivalents of any Class A or B felony charges, and was not facing any...
  • Crackdown on US dollar money laundering boosts Chinese renminbi bid to replace dollar

    09/03/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 15 replies
    Banking Technology ^ | 3 September 2014 | Banking Tech
    Money launderers will increasingly move away from the US dollar to the renminbi as US authorities continue to crack down on international banks’ AML systems [says] Freddie McMahon, director of strategy & innovation at Anomaly42, a specialist in AML and terrorist financing. “The dollar is becoming increasingly high risk and it’s a level of risk money launderers are proving less willing to take...the renminbi is off the beaten track and affords a new level of camouflage for criminal transactions." “The irony is that proactively countering the money launderers represents an unprecedented opportunity for the Chinese authorities to make the renminbi...
  • Statutory rape victim reportedly forced to pay child support

    09/02/2014 10:08:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 166 replies
    PHOENIX — A man who slept with a 20-year-old woman when he was 14 — and didn’t learn he was a father until eight years later — is now being forced to pay child support, the Arizona Republic reports. Olivas, who said he was confused and going through a rough patch at that time of his life time, said the two went their separate ways after the encounter. Arizona law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent to sexual relations with an adult under any circumstance. All of it was put behind him, he thought, until two years ago...
  • Joran Van der Sloot, Films Self in Jail: ‘I am Making This Video For My Own Security’

    09/02/2014 4:46:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Joran Van der Sloot, suspect in Natalee Holloway disappearance, films self in jail: ‘I am making this video for my own security’ The 27-year-old convicted killer was transferred to a maximum security prison last month and quickly went on a hunger strike to protest the jail's conditions. The Dutch citizen is serving 28 years in prison for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010 and is the prime suspect in Holloway's 2005 disappearance. New video shows Dutch convicted murderer Joran Van der Sloot — the prime suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance — behind bars in Peru. Recorded in a maximum...
  • Louisiana Republican Party files complaint asking for investigation into Mary Landrieu's travel

    09/02/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 02, 2014 at 7:00 AM | Cole Avery
    The Louisiana Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics asking it investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., over campaign flights paid for with Senate funds. [....] "Considering that Sen. Landrieu admitted to breaking the law on two occasions, and there is strong evidence of other occurrences, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics should undertake a full review of the Sen. Landrieu's travel expenditures from her official account to ensure that Louisiana taxpayers have not been unwittingly and illegally subsidizing her re-election campaign by funding her campaign travel," Dore wrote.
  • A bullet in his head and a Bible in his pocket, man slain in Birmingham park always served the Lord

    09/01/2014 5:59:55 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 23 replies
    The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 9/1/14 | Carol Robertson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The mother of a man gunned down Friday night during a botched robbery in a Birmingham park said she's thankful to have had her only child for as long as she did, and knows he is now in a better place. "He made me happy,'' 88-year-old Cellie Watson told Al.com today. "I was hurt when I found out, but the Lord knows best." McDaniel "Mac" Watson Jr., 50, was walking with his wife of 13 years in George Ward Park off Green Springs Highway about 10 p.m. Friday when a man approached the couple and demanded Watson's...
  • Knockout game-style attack lands bicyclist in intensive care (Virginia)

    08/31/2014 9:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A 51-year-old bicyclist remains in intensive care at VCU Medical Center after he was targeted in what a witness called a “knockout game-style” attack. The man was riding his bicycle on River Road near the Prince George County-Hopewell line at about 7:30 Sunday morning when a car came up from behind and slowed down, the bicyclist’s friend said. The friend, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said someone in the car reached out and hit the bicyclist in the back with either his hand or an object. The bicyclist had time to...
  • Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson, the friend who witnessed his shooting (Grab a hankie)

    08/31/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2014 | Wesley Lowery and Darryl Fears
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother’s house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Green Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another roommate. Sometime in March, a buddy stopped by with a stranger. “Wow,” Johnson said, “that’s a big dude.” The dude, Michael Brown, was 6-foot-4, and he had brushed past Johnson with barely a hello as he headed to the video-game console and began to play. “I asked, ‘Why he don’t speak?’ ” Johnson recalled in a 90-minute interview with The Washington Post last week — his first...
  • Nipsey Hussle Arrested For Getting Involved in Another’s Arrest

    08/31/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rebecca Grace
    Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested for interfering in the arrest of a man authorities were after for violating his probation. The incident occurred on the night of Friday, August 29th. Police responded to a report that a man had violated his probation and was currently located in a clothing store in downtown Los Angeles. Upon searching the store for the alleged parole violator, they came across Hussle, who committed an undisclosed action that authorities viewed as obstructing an officer which subsequently resulted in his arrest. He was released shortly after his arrest after posting bail in the amount...
  • CBS 48 Hours - A mother battles to prove her son died an American hero - Death in Singapore

    08/31/2014 9:32:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    On June 24, 2012, the body of Shane Todd, a young US electrical engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment. The Singapore Police say it was suicide, but the Todd family believes he was murdered. -excerpt- ... Shane told his family that he was being asked to compromise US security and he feared for his life. Shane refused to do what he was being asked to do and turned in his sixty day notice at IME. Shane found a good job with a company in Virginia, and bought a ticket to fly back to the US on July 1,...
  • When Whites Just Don’t Get It: After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less (Groan)

    08/30/2014 5:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reflected that weariness, saying: “All you hear is grievance, grievance, grievance, money, money, money.” Indeed, a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism. Yes, you read that right! So let me push back at what I...
  • OP-ED: We Need the Legalization of Being Black

    08/29/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ^ | August 29, 2014 | John Lash
    I have sometimes imagined that because of my time in prison I can understand what it is like to be black in the United States. I lived for nearly 25 years under conditions of control, viewed with suspicion and presumed dangerous. The law enforcement that ran the prisons were taught to view prisoners as an enemy, and that things could go wrong at any moment and they often responded with preemptive or excessive force. It was also a world full of black prisoners, who far outnumbered the other races, so I lived as a minority and sometimes suffered because...
  • Mike Brown Juvenile Record? Lawsuit Seeks Alleged Arrest History Of Slain Missouri Teen

    08/29/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Christopher Zara
    A conservative blogger who claims he was told by law enforcement that Michael Brown had a juvenile arrest history has filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain the alleged records. Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in an incident that sparked weeks of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Though it’s been confirmed that the black 18-year-old was unarmed, many questions surrounding the shooting remain unanswered. Charles C. Johnson, a blogger and journalist who recently launched a website called GotNews.com, filed a lawsuit last week seeking Brown’s records from the office of Paul Fox, director of...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor

    08/29/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor By Reagan Wilson on August 29, 2014 Charles C Johnson, a freelance journalist who has been covering the Mississippi Senator race better than anyone in the mainstream media, Daily Caller contributor, TheBlaze contributor, National Review contributor, author of “Why Coolidge Matters”, and the guy who did the research to debunk Everytown for Gun Safety’s school shooting map, seems to have information that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, may have been involved in a murder case as a...