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  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and....

    04/25/2017 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2017 | Associated Press and James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher The 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher for more than a month was vulnerable to predators because of the abuse she faced at her mother's hands, court documents say. Elizabeth Thomas was taken away by 'boyfriend' Tad Cummins, 50, on March 13, authorities say. The pair were found in an isolated hut in rural California, 2,500 miles away, on April 20. Now Elizabeth's father claims in divorce...
  • Teen Mob Attacks Train, Violently Robs Passengers, Here In America

    04/25/2017 4:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 24, 2017 | Bob Owens
    I’d almost expect something like this in a Third World country, but not here. A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station. According to a police summary, witnesses said 50 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the...
  • BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 4:42:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 140 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 24 Apr 17 | Demian Bulwa and Michael Cabanatuan |
    BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Accused Killer, Kori Muhammad Speaks to CBS47 ('White Supremacy Must Has to Die')

    04/23/2017 7:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Your Central Valley ^ | Apr 23, 2017 | Matt Mendes
    EXCLUSIVE: Accused killer, Kori Muhammad speaks to CBS47 Eyewitness NewsAccused killer, Kori Muhammad called Eyewitness News from the Fresno County Jail where he remains locked up, accused of killing four men. For the first time, the suspect in this week's shooting spree told his version of events. He's the man who is accused of taking innocent lives and creating chaos across Fresno. Reporter Matt Mendes asked, "Did you kill three white men and shoot at four people, Tuesday?" "Um, yeah," Muhammad replied. On Saturday, Muhammad spoke with CBS47 by phone. Muhammad admitted to killing a total of four people and...
  • 7 dead, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings [Obama's Homecoming]

    04/24/2017 8:27:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    even people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The violence brought the city’s toll to at least 980 people shot, 170 fatally, since the start of the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
  • [FLASHBACK] Crime Bill Politics: A Flash Point In Democratic Race

    04/24/2017 5:15:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    National Public Radio ^ | February 26, 2016 | Tamara Keith
    Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both trying to explain their positions on the 1994 crime bill, a touchstone of the tough-on-crime attitudes that are blamed for the mass incarceration of people of color now. TRANSCRIPT: AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: South Carolina holds its Democratic primary tomorrow. And during their events in the state, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been talking about ways they would change the criminal justice system of today, but they're also being challenged on their positions on the issue as far back as 20 years ago. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hillary Clinton was...
  • "...Debbie Schlussel claims host Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room"

    04/24/2017 4:19:00 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 77 replies
    Daily News ^ | April 23, 2017 | KATE FELDMAN
    Full Title: "Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims host Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room" --snip Schlussel said on the Pat Campbell Podcast Friday that Hannity repeatedly invited her back to his hotel room during an event they were at together in Detroit. Schlussel did not say on the podcast when the event took place. “He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing,” Schlussel said on the podcast. “So I met him there and it was...
  • NBC Ignores American Arrested in North Korea, But Slams Palin Photo

    04/23/2017 2:23:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Troubling news broke out of North Korea early Sunday morning after an American citizen was arrest by North Korean officials on Saturday. “It has been confirmed that another American has been arrested in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, which about 120 miles north from here from Seoul,” reported ABC’s Bob Woodruff during Good Morning America. It’s shocking news that hits just as tensions between the U.S. and communist regime are near a boiling point. Despite those facts, NBC’s Willie Geist failed to mention the development during his show, Sunday Today. “His name so far is not known,” noted Woodruff. “But the...
  • Bills Seek to Cut Detention by Reducing Bail Usage in California

    04/23/2017 12:12:54 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Le
    Two bills in California’s state Senate and Assembly could dramatically alter the state’s bail system, and in many cases, eliminate bail completely. Sen. Robert Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta introduced identical bills to the Senate and Assembly called The California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, which aims to reduce the number of people detained before trial. This month, the senate bill passed its first hurdle, the Senate Public Safety Committee. Advocates say the reforms to the bail system could help the more than 45,000 Californians currently awaiting trial or sentencing. With the most common bail amount set at $50,000...
  • TRUMP-BEHEADING PAINTING SHOWS LEFT WANTS 'CONSERVATIVES DEAD'

    04/23/2017 7:45:40 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 32 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 4-22-2017 | Alicia Powe
    The painting that has been getting attention this week shows an image of a nude Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America in Marvel’s movie series. He’s holding the severed head of the president, as a young ’60s-era Hillary Clinton clings to his leg. The school is refusing to remove the graphic painting, by university employee Thomas Chung, claiming it is important to protect even objectionable artistic expression.
  • Eric Clanton Faculty - Philosophy, Pleasant Hill Campus *NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING*

    04/22/2017 8:35:02 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 53 replies
    Diablo Valley College ^ | 4/21/2017 | unknown
    Diablo Valley College * Eric Clanton * Faculty - Philosophy, Pleasant Hill Campus *NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING* [emphasis mine] --[SNIP]-- Last Updated: 4/21/17
  • Why are cities allowing bicycle theft to go virtually unpunished?

    04/22/2017 12:00:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Babin
    ... In Los Angeles and virtually every city in North America, bicycle theft has almost become a crime without consequence, so widespread that it is treated less as a problem and more like one of the costs of urban life. Thieves can quickly cut locks on a target that serves as its own getaway vehicle, sell their ill-gotten goods to fencers for pennies on the dollar, and rest assured they will almost never be busted. Law enforcement officials, busy with other priorities, rarely commit to sustained campaigns to bust theft rings or even pursue arrests.
  • Getaway Driver in Fatal 1981 Armored Car Robbery Denied Parole

    04/22/2017 7:46:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies
    NY1 ^ | 21 April 2017 | NY1
    Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a fatal armored car robbery in 1981, has been denied parole, despite support from Governor Andrew Cuomo for her release. Four months ago, Cuomo sparked controversy after he commuted Clark's life sentence, allowing the former revolutionary to seek early release for her role in the botched robbery of a Brinks truck in Rockland County. After the ruling, he released a statement saying Clark deserved the opportunity to make her case and he respects the parole board's decision. Clark has served more than 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for her role in the shooting,...
  • Suffolk County Town Reeling After Four Murders; MS-13 Suspected

    04/22/2017 7:46:38 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—The air was thick with equal parts of hope and frustration at a community meeting in Central Islip on April 18, just a few blocks from where four young men were found murdered less than a week prior. Politicians, law enforcement, and hundreds of citizens turned out to voice their fears and concerns. Rep. Peter King (R–N.Y.) spoke of the MS-13 gang, which police say is suspected to be behind the murders. “MS-13 has to be crushed, it has to be defeated, it has to be destroyed,” King said. He was echoing the sentiment coming from the top...
  • Denny's fire attack suspect faces attempted murder charge

    04/21/2017 6:05:02 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 11 replies
    KATU ^ | 02/21/17 | KATU Staff
    Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 24-year-old man who they say doused a customer with gasoline at Denny’s Wednesday night and then lit him on fire. The victim, 69-year-old Scott Ranstrom, is in critical condition with burns to his face and body. His family has set up a GoFundMe page. Deputies identified the suspect as DeShaun James Swanger.
  • Beer, but no money, stolen in break-in at Pittsburgh bar

    04/21/2017 11:00:37 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 43 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 21, 2017 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Police were searching Friday morning for a burglar who broke into a Carrick bar. Channel 11’s Steven Fisher reported that police and the owner were called to the Double Door Bar at 4 a.m. when a security alarm went off. Officers found the cash register on the ground, but no money was missing. The burglar took two six-packs of Coors Light beer. The owner told Channel 11 News that the surveillance cameras at the bar were not working.
  • Suspect in Fresno Killings Shouts Out in First Court Hearing

    04/21/2017 10:03:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, then shouted twice during a minute-long hearing: "Let black people go in reparations." He was charged Thursday with killing unarmed security guard Carl Williams at a Motel 6 a week earlier. Authorities say Williams was the first of four killings by Muhammad. Police say he told them that learning he was wanted for the Williams killing spurred him to try to kill as many white people as possible before he was caught....
  • How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded

    04/21/2017 8:04:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 19, 2017
    MS-13, a group that was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, is known for its ruthless and violent tactics. Most of the founding members were from El Salvador and fled to the U.S. during the country’s civil war that lasted 12 years, from 1980-92. Since then the gang’s membership has ballooned to at least 10,000 members in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and Treasury Department. “[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former...
  • Police: Man arrested in random Las Vegas stabbings; 1 dead

    04/20/2017 12:06:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WBBH-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Ken Ritter, The Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities arrested the man suspected in the seemingly random Las Vegas knife attacks that left one man dead and another bleeding in an alley, police said. Richi Briones, 32, was taken into custody at a bus stop Wednesday night, police said in a news release. Briones' car was found abandoned about 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. A man escaped without injury in the first attack at about 9:30 a.m. east of downtown Las Vegas, police said....
  • The World Watches

    04/19/2017 8:47:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It is a plea for mercy -- not out of the Arkansas statutes but from an older and more venerable legal code: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do. But it's a plea that cannot be made today on behalf of the people of this sovereign state. For we still have the death penalty, still tell pollsters we like it and insist that our politicians bow to it before sending them to Little Rock. We know exactly what we do. And the whole world is watching. Vengeance is mine, sayeth the almighty State of Arkansas -- because...