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  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    01/27/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | AP
    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago. A potential seller drew him to a small farming town in southern Georgia where authorities found the couple's SUV on Monday. Nearby, they discovered the body of Runion, 69, and his 66-year-old wife, June, authorities said. Both had been shot in the head. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns, 28, of McRae, was accused Tuesday of killing the Runions, a couple from Marietta, Georgia,...
  • Prosecutors: Text messages detail weeks leading up to Patel's forced abortion

    01/27/2015 3:57:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wsbt.com ^ | Jan 26, 2015 | Kelli Stopczynski
    ST. JOSEPH COUNTY - Text messages from a Granger woman’s cell phone will likely play a big role in her feticide and neglect trial. n opening statements Monday, a deputy prosecuting attorney detailed for the jury Purvi Patel’s text messages exchanged with a friend before, during and after police say the then 32-year-old forced her body to have an abortion before putting her newborn in a dumpster. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Aimee Herring said Patel began texting her friend about her condition in April 2013 about an irregular menstrual cycle and cramping. The friend urged Patel to see a doctor, Herring...
  • Here’s The “Willie Horton” Ad Romney Almost Ran Against Mike Huckabee

    01/25/2015 9:44:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 22, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In the fall of 2007, as Mike Huckabee was surging in the Iowa polls, Mitt Romney’s foundering presidential campaign dispatched a camera crew to Arkansas with the charge to produce one of the most brutal ads of the election cycle. The final product — a withering spot that tied Huckabee to a 2003 murder committed by a serial rapist who was paroled while he was governor of Arkansas — never saw the light of day. But the unaired ad, obtained this week by BuzzFeed News, highlights a potentially potent line of attack on Huckabee as he considers a 2016...
  • 4 arrested for attempting to rob Papa Johns driver of money, pizza (North Carolina)

    01/25/2015 7:01:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WITN-TV ^ | January 20, 2015 | Gina DiPietro
    Four men have been charged, after police say they tried to rob a pizza delivery driver this past weekend. Greenville Police say around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Papa Johns driver was trying to make a delivery at the Province Apartment Complex on Boxelder Way. The driver told police that two men approached him in the parking lot and demanded money and the pizza. The driver used pepper spray to stop the robbery. A Province employee saw what happened and tried to help, but police say they were assaulted by one of the suspects while attempting to get the vehicle's license...
  • Beloved grandparents VANISH after going to meet mystery Craigslist poster who was selling...

    01/25/2015 10:01:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | David Mccormack
    Beloved grandparents VANISH after going to meet mystery Craigslist poster who was selling the 'dream, vintage' car they wanted since they were first marriedBud and June Runion, who are both in their late 60s, had drove to meet someone who responded to Bud's ad seeking a 1966 Mustang Cell phone data shows the couple made it to McRae, Georgia, by Thursday evening but they haven't been heard from since The couple were driving a champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy The couple's daughters became concerned when the grandparents didn't show up to babysit and didn't answer their cell phones Police in...
  • Silver’s law firm rakes in millions from judges he controls

    01/25/2015 7:22:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Sheldon Silver has perverted the courts as well as the Capitol. His law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg, gets its asbestos cases — and paydays — moved more quickly than those of other attorneys, and reaps a fortune from favorable rulings by friendly judges, charge lawyers and tort-reform advocates. Silver’s East Village firm handles more than half the cases in a special section of Manhattan Supreme Court called NYCAL (New York City Asbestos Litigation). So dominant is the firm, the court’s Web site refers to cases as “Weitz” or “non-Weitz.” The chief asbestos judge, Sherry Klein Heitler — also Manhattan’s chief...
  • South Fla. student Jordan Sotomayor accused of stalking teacher

    01/24/2015 5:07:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/23/15 | John Turchin
    A South Florida high school student has been arrested and charged with stalking a teacher. MIAMI - A South Florida high school student has been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking following an incident with one of his school's teachers. Miami Sunset Senior High School student Jordan Sotomayor, 18, was taken into custody on Wednesday. According to investigators Sotomayor was actively pursuing the teacher for a year. The teacher teaches intensive reading and math. Local 10 News is not releasing her name to respect her privacy.
  • Cornell graduate: 'White privilege' let me rebound from heroin arrest, earn degree

    01/23/2015 9:08:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ben Axelson
    Keri Lynn Blakinger after 2010 arrest.Keri Blakinger was arrested in December 2010 in possession of $50,000 worth of heroin. At age 26, the Cornell class of 2011 senior was suspended from the university and agreed to a plea deal with a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. 21 months later, she was released, quickly hired at the Ithaca Times, and readmitted to Cornell. Last month, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, according to The Ithaca Voice. In a column for the Washington Post, she attributes her incredible rebound to one thing: White privilege. In an excerpt from her column, she describes...
  • Black Man Who Tortured, Executed Two White Teens Makes ‘Black Lives Matter’ Speech at Sentencing

    01/23/2015 7:32:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    “I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyana Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who were murdered in cold blood. And in respect for the peaceful protest I want to say hands up, don’t shoot, black lives matter. That’s it your honor.” Michigan Live described the crime spree by the two men and their sentences. Photos of the victims are posted at MLive as well as photos of their killers yawning and making faces in court. “Bobbish, 17, and Kudla, 18,...
  • Employee killed in shooting at Mesa QuikTrip

    01/23/2015 8:52:19 AM PST · by ponygirl · 30 replies
    AZfamily.com ^ | 1/22/15 | azfamily.com
    MESA, Ariz. -- An employee at a QuikTrip convenience store was shot and killed early Thursday morning, according to police. The QT is located at Stapley Drive and Broadway Road. The shooting was followed by a high-speed chase for about 25 miles from Mesa to southwest Phoenix as police tried to capture the shooting suspect. They said a witness had flagged them down at the QT. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, of Mesa, was taken into custody at 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road. Police said Altamirano shot the clerk because he didn't think he was getting his cigarettes fast enough. Altamirano reportedly...
  • Man suffers fatal heart attack while robbing Edgewood Aldi, police say

    01/22/2015 7:15:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 22, 2015 | Erika Butler
    An Edgewood man died Monday night from an apparent heart attack while trying to rob the Aldi grocery store in Edgewood, police said. Investigators also said the same man is also connected to two other recent robberies in Edgewood. Around 8:50 p.m. Monday, a man later identified as Wayne Clark, 52, of Meadowood Court, walked into the Aldi in the 1300 block of Business Center Way, according to Cristie Kahler, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to the store where Clark was lying face down, appearing to be suffering from cardiac arrest, she said. A witness told...
  • Detroit man who murdered two white teens declares ‘black lives matter’ during sentencing

    01/22/2015 5:30:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 90 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A black man who was found guilty of murdering two white teenagers execution-style in a vacant Detroit field defiantly declared “black lives matter” Wednesday before being sentenced to life in prison. Fredrick Young and Felando Hunter were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for robbing, torturing and murdering Jourdan Bobbish and Jacob Kudla, who had met up with them in July 2012 to buy drugs, a local Fox affiliate reported. Young shocked the courtroom when he was given the chance to address the victims’ families, but instead apologized to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:14:20 AM PST · by proxy_user · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and MARC SANTORA
    The speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office for more than a decade to secure millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks and then covering up his schemes, according to court documents. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, is accused of a range of corrupt dealings that capitalized on his official position. They include using his position to obtain corrupt payments misrepresented as referral fees from...
  • Cuomo to name ‘independent monitor’ to review cop-related grand jury decisions

    01/21/2015 9:48:08 PM PST · by harwood · 21 replies
    Gov. Cuomo is assuming a key role in resolving cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police, announcing Wednesday that he will name an “independent monitor” to review grand-jury decisions when cops are not indicted.
  • Mother of Trayvon: 'The very thing that caused my son to lose his life was the color of his skin'

    01/21/2015 9:14:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | January 19, 2015 | Heidi Fenton
    ALLENDALE, MI -- Trayvon Martin had an average American family upbringing in southern Florida. He had his faults, but was no criminal, his mother said. Still today, Sybrina Fulton tries to reconcile the memories she has of her son with his death by gunfire in a gated community, as he walked to his father's home from a nearby convenience store. Days before his 2012 death she had been horseback riding with him to celebrate both of their February birthdays. "What could have been to cause my son to lose his life," Fulton said to thousands gathered at Grand Valley State...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Call for Criminal Investigation into Cleveland Abortion Death......

    01/21/2015 6:39:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    OPERATIONRESCUE.ORG ^ | January 21, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Pro-Life Leaders Call for Criminal Investigation into Cleveland Abortion Death in Light of New Evidence Cleveland, OH – Operation Rescue has received credible new evidence, apparently leaked from an inside source, that criminal conduct may have been involved in the abortion-related death of Lakisha Wilson at Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion facility last year. Operation Rescue has joined once again with other state and national pro-life leaders in calling for a criminal investigation and closure of the abortion facility. “The credibility of the evidence is beyond reproach,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “It was...
  • Man shopping at Walmart attacked for carrying gun he was legally permitted to have (Florida)(trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:21:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 74 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | tampabay.com
    BRANDON — Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
  • A Gunfight in Kansas

    01/21/2015 9:58:51 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    On Friday, Jan. 9, at around 2 p.m. on a sunny afternoon, four armed individuals entered the shop and encountered Becky Bieker apparently alone behind the counter. Based on ensuing events, it seems fair to surmise that their intent was robbery. But whatever their plans may have been, they went awry when Jon Bieker, watching the store’s closed-circuit TV, saw his wife being brutally beaten and emerged from the rear portion of the store to protect and defend her. The way events were reported by local print and broadcast media, “gunfire broke out”; “shots were fired”; “a shootout ensued”; in...
  • Argentine prosecutor who accused Cristina Kirchner over 1994 bombings found dead

    01/19/2015 10:41:39 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Jan 15 | Harriet Alexander
    Alberto Nisman, who on Monday was due in parliament to present his case against president Cristina Kirchner, found dead days after warning "I could end up dead because of this" An Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Kirchner of covering up Iran’s involvement in the country’s worst ever terrorist attack has been found dead, hours before he was due to present his evidence in parliament. Alberto Nisman, 51, had spent the past decade investigating the 1994 bombings of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre, which killed 85 people. Two years ago he began working on a 300-page dossier – due to...
  • Man cited for ‘eating while driving’ in Cobb County

    01/19/2015 7:19:26 AM PST · by BobNative · 114 replies
    WSB-TV, Atlanta ^ | January 18, 2015 | Rachel Stockman
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An Alabama man says he was cited by Cobb County police for “eating while driving” under the distracted driving law. Madison Turner said he ordered a double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald’s last week, and a police officer pulled him over, along Canton Road in Marietta. “The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles,” Madison said. “He said specifically three times, you can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger.” According to the ticket, the officer wrote him up under Georgia’s distracted driving law, and under the...
  • [From April 8, 2014] Holder Considering Forcing Gun Owners To Wear Tracking Bracelets

    01/18/2015 9:43:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 105 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    The Attorney General told a House subcommittee they’re considering “gun-tracking bracelets” as a “common sense” way to reduce gun violence.
  • 8 Arguments Used to Blame Black People for Their Own Oppression — and How to Counteract Them

    01/18/2015 5:48:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 15, 2015 | Nick Chiles
    Black people are too intent on holding on to wrongdoings from the past. Therefore, they keep blaming someone else for their problems.The list of wrongs done to Black people throughout their history in the U.S. that are still resonating in their lives today is extensive and extremely disturbing. As a result of hundreds of years of subjugation in an oppressive, racist system, Black households have one-tenth the wealth of white households in this country. While the Civil Rights Era enabled African-Americans to make great advances in the past 40 years — achieving high school, college and post-graduate degrees at accelerating...
  • UPDATE: 1 dead in mobile home fire following shooting (Michigan, "Doomsday prepper”)

    01/18/2015 5:09:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    WBND-TV ^ | January 18, 2015 | Alexandra Koehn
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Residents in the Riverside Estates Mobile home park described the scene as complete chaos when they said a man started shooting at them, killed himself, and then lit his trailer on fire. One witness said it's a miracle that no one else was killed. Chrissebring said, “My girlfriend told me it was gunshots, so we looked outside, and he was shooting through his door at trailers!” During the fire Christopher Chrissebring said thousands of rounds of ammunition were exploding. Michigan State Police are investigating and they said firefighters had trouble putting out the flames because of the ammunition that was...
  • Racist White Neighbors Scrawl ‘Move [N-word] Now’ On Black Grandma Terry Turner’s Home

    01/18/2015 10:02:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Traciy Reyes
    Terry Turner, an African-American woman, is dealing with intense acts of racism in her community in Limestone, Alabama. According to WHNT 19-News, one of her white neighbors hurled large rocks into her home, breaking several of her windows. And most disturbing, the hooligans viciously scrawled racist graffiti on her beautiful home with spray paint, including the N-word. As of this date, the case has received very little media attention nationally. The incident happened on the night of New Year’s Eve, while Terry Turner was enjoying a night of celebration with her granddaughter. What should have been a celebratory experience...
  • Caddie says Allenby kidnapped from bar, beaten, robbed

    01/17/2015 6:26:18 PM PST · by proxy_user · 33 replies
    The caddie for Robert Allenby said the Australian golfer was kidnapped from a bar Friday night in Honolulu, beaten and robbed before being dropped off in a park more six miles away. Allenby's caddie, Mick Middlemo, told Golf Channel's Steve Sands that Allenby was in a wine bar near Waikiki with Middlemo and another friend. Neither Middlemo nor the unidentified friend was with the Aussie at the time of the alleged kidnapping. Allenby sustained significant facial injuries and was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, cash and credit cards, according to Middlemo. Allenby, 43, missed the cut at the Sony...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Boasting About How Many Illegal Immigrant Children It Resettled ...

    01/17/2015 3:51:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Complete Headline: The Obama Administration Is Now Boasting About How Many Illegal Immigrant Children It Resettled This Summer The Department of Health and Human Services is touting its handling of last summer’s massive influx of unaccompanied alien children in an end-of-year report, despite the fact that its own failures worsened the situation. Nearly 58,000 unaccompanied alien children arrived before the end of fiscal year 2014, almost as many as arrived in the past five years combined, according to the report from HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. “ORR and its partners worked tirelessly throughout the summer influx, addressing emergent medical...
  • Thug’s last words: “I Thought YOU Couldn’t own a Gun in New Jersey”!

    01/17/2015 12:54:24 PM PST · by Islander7 · 51 replies
    Guns.Buzz ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Roger Stockton
    The owner of a New Jersey deli shot and killed a man who police say was attempting to rob the store at gunpoint. New Jersey has made it almost impossible for law abiding citizens to own guns and concealed weapons permits are nearly impossible to acquire. Thugs in the state are not expecting an armed response and for this would be criminal, it will be his last attempt.
  • JESSICA CHAMBERS UPDATE: Told Mother Before Murder, “The Bitches Think I’m Snitching”

    01/16/2015 3:57:47 PM PST · by IChing · 59 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Donald Joy
    It’s been five weeks since 19-year-old blonde former cheerleader Jessica Chambers was horrifyingly burned over 98% of her body in her hometown of rural Courtland, Mississippi, on the side of a country back road on a Saturday night. She died several hours later, at a Memphis hospital, after being flown by medevac helicopter from near the scene of the apparent homicide. Just before her death, Jessica had appeared to be working toward ending abusive relationships and turning her troubled young life around, partly through a 6-8 week stay at an intensive Christian women’s discipleship program at a place called Leah’s...
  • ‘Criminals Have Been Empowered’: St. Louis Rocked by Seven Fatal Shootings in 24 Hours

    01/16/2015 3:41:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/16/2015
    The night manager of a Drury Inn in St. Louis was shot to death during an early Thursday robbery attempt, one of the city’s seven homicides during a 24-hour span. Police quickly made three arrests in cases in which the victims reportedly knew their assailants. Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay condemned the violence at a Thursday afternoon news conference. They did not identify the suspects in custody, who will be formally charged Friday. Scott Knopfel, 50, was shot in the head at the Drury hotel near Interstate 44 just before 3 a.m. after he struggled with his...
  • Dems Were Asked to Support the Deportation of Illegal[s] Convicted of Violence and Sexual Abuse

    01/15/2015 12:28:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Complete Headline: Dems Were Asked to Support the Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Violence and Sexual Abuse. Here’s How They Voted. Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday voted against a legislative proposal aimed at ensuring that illegal immigrants convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse or child abuse are a priority for deportation. The vote suggests that immigration-related issues trump other traditional Democratic priorities, such as efforts to protect people from sex or violence-related crimes, especially against women. [Snip] Pelosi explained that she opposed the amendment because it was opposed by the National Catholic Conference of Bishops.
  • Cop shouldn't be charged in elderly man's death (WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING)

    01/15/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mary Mitchell mmitchell@suntimes.com
    Police Officer Craig Taylor shouldn’t be sitting in a Markham courtroom. Taylor should be out protecting the citizens of Park Forest like he’s done since 2004. Taylor was performing his sworn duty to serve and protect when he was summoned to the Victory Centre in Park Forest on July 26, 2013, to quell a disturbance. He ended up firing beanbag cartridges at 95-year-old John Wrana, a resident of the facility. Taylor, an African-American, was one of five officers who responded to a call from staff that the elderly man was threatening them with a knife, a shoehorn and a cane....
  • Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. “We wouldn’t have let them do it if we didn’t think they...
  • Police: Belhaven murder suspects involved in string of Metro area carjackings (MS)

    01/15/2015 3:33:56 AM PST · by Islander7 · 12 replies
    WLBT ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | Mary Grace Eppes & Brad Conaway
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Three men who are believed to have shot and killed 69-year-old Carolyn Temple in Belhaven last week have been arrested and charged in her death. ------- snip "My son is known for house burglary. That's all. He's been going to the Juvenile Center for his house burglary," Sharonda Burns told us. "For one, my son is not going to shoot no gun. Now, I'm not saying he won't rob nobody, but I know he won't shoot no gun. He was not there the time the lady got attacked. I know for a fact where...
  • New DNA technique may reveal face of killer in unsolved double-murder

    01/14/2015 6:10:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By Cristina Corbin
    There were no witnesses to the gruesome murder of a South Carolina mother and her 3-year-old daughter inside a busy apartment complex four years ago. But a new technology that can create an image of someone using DNA samples left at crime scenes might bring police closer to catching the killer. Reston, Va.-based Parabon Nanolabs, with funding from the Department of Defense, has debuted a breakthrough type of analysis called DNA phenotyping which the company says can predict a person's physical appearance from the tiniest DNA samples, like a speck of blood or strand of hair. The DNA phenotyping service,...
  • More Teenage Mississippi Murder - Victim's daughter: 'My mom put up a hell of a fight'

    01/14/2015 9:47:05 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 52 replies
    MISSISSIPPI - Two men are in custody and a third is wanted in the death of Carolyn Temple, a Jackson woman who was shot last week and died Monday night. Antreal Jones and Jerome Moore, both 17, were arrested after a standoff with police at McDowell Road and Woodside Drive. They were initially suspected in at least one carjacking, but police suspected they were involved in the January 7 incident on Euclid Street when Temple was robbed and shot. She died of her injuries Monday night.
  • Oklahoma Plans First Execution Since Troubled Lethal Injection

    01/13/2015 4:46:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    Thomson/Reuters ^ | Jan. 13, 2015
    Oklahoma this week plans to conduct its first execution since a faulty lethal injection last April led to U.N. criticism and prompted President Barack Obama to seek a re-examination of how capital punishment is implemented in the United States. The state is set to execute child rapist and murderer Charles Warner on Thursday after spending months revising its protocol for the death chamber to prevent the shortcomings with its last execution. Lawyers for death row inmates said even with the new protocols, the state's execution process remained deeply flawed. They are seeking a court-ordered halt on grounds the Oklahoma process...
  • Whites held to higher standards than blacks

    01/13/2015 5:17:43 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/13/2015 | Mychal Massie
    The disgraceful prejudice of lowered expectations based on skin color is nowhere more evident than with the Obamas. It is even more heinous that everyone but the majority of blacks sees it and understands this class bigotry. No first lady in history has behaved as this one has – and it is a certainty that no other first lady would have even entertained the idea of behaving in the uncouth ways she has.
  • What Dallas’s historically low murder rate can teach us about policing

    01/13/2015 2:23:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Radley Balko
    Here at The Watch, we’ve praised Dallas Police Chief David Brown and his staff for the department’s community-oriented approach to policing, openness and transparency about excessive force, its rejection of law enforcement as a revenue generator, and its First Amendment-friendly approach to protest. Now, there’s some evidence of a payoff. Dallas’ 2014 murder rate was its lowest since 1930 — the year Bonnie and Clyde met at a West Dallas house party. And the Dallas Police Department’s preliminary count of 116 murders last year — there is one unexplained death awaiting a ruling — would be the lowest yearly murder...
  • When Does Spanking Become a Crime?

    01/12/2015 8:15:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/12/2015 | Alex Shelby
    “You can’t spank me, that’s abuse!” was the response of a Florida man’s 12-year-old daughter shortly after he grabbed the paddle (I’m taking some creative license with her quote, but I don’t think I’m far off). So this dad did what was, apparently, a relatively common thing in Florida: he called the police to come supervise the paddling, which ultimately passed their inspection. The incident that occurred on December, 29, 2014, has received an unusual amount of media attention. Perhaps it’s the unwelcome notion of government intervention in parental affairs, or the outrage that so many kids think consequences don’t...
  • Group of fourth-grade girls planned to kill their teacher with hand sanitizer, police say

    01/11/2015 10:02:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    wjla.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | ABC 7 News
    ELBA, N.Y. (WKBW/WJLA) – Deputies with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office say a group of fourth graders planned to kill their teacher at Elba Elementary School.According to the incident report, the Elba Elementary School principal called authorities after discovering a plot to harm the teacher. Three students, all girls, are accused of planning to put hand sanitizer on different items the teacher would touch. That teacher is highly allergic to hand sanitizer, and police say the students knew this would hurt the teacher. Sheriff's deputies and other officials met with the children accused of the plot and their parents. At...
  • World leaders join mass Paris march to honor attack victims

    01/11/2015 9:58:22 AM PST · by GilGil · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/11/2015 | Ingrid Melander
    PARIS (Reuters) - Dozens of world leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen linked arms leading hundreds of thousands of French citizens in an unprecedented march under high security to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks. President Francois Hollande and leaders from Germany, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Britain and the Palestinian territories among others, moved off from the central Place de la Republique ahead of a sea of French and other flags. Giant letters attached to a statue in the square spelt out the word Pourquoi?" (Why?) and small groups sang the "La Marseillaise" national anthem. Some 2,200 police and...
  • US prosecutors ask Poland to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski

    01/11/2015 6:43:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Warsaw Voice, The ^ | January 8, 2015 | Warsaw Voice, The
    US prosecutors have sent Poland extradition request for Polish-born filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is wanted in the United States on charges from 1977 for unlawful sex with a minor, an official said Wednesday. Poland has received the request because Polanski has been visiting Poland, preparing for his new movie “An Officer and a Spy”.
  • France’s problem: up to half its prisoners are Muslim and the jails are a hotbed for radicalization

    01/09/2015 9:54:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    The 27-year-old man photographed in 2009 seemed to represent hope springing from Paris’s desperate suburbs. Part of a work-insertion program, he was about to meet then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was trying to combat high youth unemployment.... The man was Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday after seizing hostages in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, an attack he claimed was in support of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham. A close associate of Said and Chérif Kouachi, the two brothers who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, Coulibaly is a symbol of the huge challenges lying ahead...
  • California newspaper office vandalized over use of 'illegal' immigrant label

    01/09/2015 7:07:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Jan. 9, 2015
    A California newspaper will continue to use the term "illegals" to describe people who enter the U.S. without permission, despite an attack on its building by vandals believed to object to the term. The Santa Barbara News-Press's front entrance was sprayed with the message "The border is illegal, not the people who cross it" in red paint, sometime either Wednesday night or early Thursday, according to the newspaper's director of operations, Donald Katich. The attack came amid wider objections to a News-Press headline that used the word "illegals" alongside a story on California granting driver's licenses to people in the...
  • It takes a lot to be a cop; especially a sense of humor

    01/08/2015 10:05:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/8/15 | from Jerry Todd
    Thanks to staff writer Jerry Todd for sending this email along to Coach is Right Recently, the Chula Vista, California Police Department ran an e-mail forum with the local community (a question and answer exchange) with the topic being, “Community Policing.” One of the civilian e-mail participants posed the following question: “I would like to know how it is possible for police officers to continually harass people and get away with it?” From the “other side” (the law enforcement side) Sgt. Bennett, obviously a cop with a sense of humor replied: “First of all, let me tell you this…it’s not...
  • Bill de Blasio is showing his disrespect

    01/07/2015 8:19:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    There’s an old saying that it’s “better to be lucky than good,” but what if you are unlucky and bad? That would describe Mayor Bill de Blasio, who in the span of a few hours went from defiant to deflated. He started out crowing and ended up eating crow. The mayor emerged from hiding Monday to use the ­release of 2014 crime stats to heap more abuse on cops, saying a decline of 4.6 percent in major felonies meant he was right to demand both a “safe city” and a “fairer city.” He also blasted officers for turning their backs...
  • Black Guerrilla Family gang sends armed man to ‘test security’ at Baltimore police station

    01/07/2015 8:55:06 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    A member of the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) gang, armed with a loaded .22 caliber handgun, walked into a Baltimore police station on Tuesday in order to test its security, police said. Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said the 29-year-old man walked into the Northeastern District station “fully armed and loaded with drugs on him,” The Baltimore Sun reported. “An organized gang in the city of Baltimore sent an armed suspect into our building to see our security, to test our security. That is alarming to us, to me. I am going to send a message that we are...
  • Police: Man beats Dallas officer who asked him to leave wireless store

    01/07/2015 7:43:17 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies
    Update, Jan. 6: Davidson’s charge has been increased to aggravated assault on a public servant. That also means his bail amount for that offense has shot up to $125,000. In response to an inquiry, AT&T spokeswoman Gabriela Andersson suggested in an emailed statement that cash was not the primary issue. The incident happened at an AT&T store. “We accept cash from our customers,” she said. “However, we don’t discuss personal account details.” She said any other questions would have to be handled by Dallas police. Original post, Jan 5: Police say a 26-year-old Florida man beat an officer who tried...
  • Federal Pell Grant eligibility for people in county jails or juvenile hall

    01/06/2015 11:41:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    When I was in prison, I used to work out with heavy weights constantly. But when I started to understand that my best chances of survival were actually centered on education, I focused more on that instead, and it has made all the difference in the kind of life I now have. When I was released, having a student aid package was what kept me from having to go back into the underground economy in order to survive. On Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a Correctional Education Guidance Package designed...
  • Obama seeks help of Mexico's Pena Nieto on Cuba, immigration

    01/06/2015 6:35:40 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 6, 2015
    President Barack Obama hosted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his southern neighbor for help implementing changing policies on immigration and Cuba. Obama wants Pena Nieto to join him in pressuring Cuba to make democratic reforms now that the White House is moving to re-establish diplomatic and commercial ties. The U.S.-Cuba estrangement had been a point of friction with Latin American countries, including Mexico, which had normal ties with the communist island nation. Pena Nieto also has committed to help spread the word on how some immigrants can qualify for Obama's plan to defer...