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  • Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

    05/28/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    newser ^ | 05/28/2016
    Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital. The resident of the apartment tells police he was sleeping when someone kicked down his front door then his bedroom door. He says he fired his gun once. According to the New York Daily News, it appears Dejean-Jones thought he was breaking into an acquaintance's apartment but got the wrong one.
  • Pleading for Peace in Chicago: 'We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath'

    05/28/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
    The holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence ... That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. "If something doesn't change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I'm worried that we could be looking at a blood bath," said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where...
  • Ex-State Dept. Advisor Says Clinton’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ May Have Blown Counterterrorism Ops

    05/28/2016 7:32:01 AM PDT · by russbart · 44 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Chris White
    Buried amid news coverage of the damning State Department Inspector General’s report is another explosive story that is certain to cause even more headaches for Hillary Clinton. A retired military advisor to the State Department has come out with claims that Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised counterterrorism operations in the Philippines.
  • Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit over deadly shooting on San Francisco pier

    05/27/2016 12:07:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS/AP ^ | May 27, 2016
    Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers. The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco's leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city's sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally. The...
  • Iowa Supreme Court bans life without parole for teen killers

    05/27/2016 11:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ryan J. Foley
    A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. The court ruled 4-3 that the sentence amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution. Even juveniles who commit the most heinous crimes should someday have the option of proving to the Iowa Board of Parole that they have been rehabilitated and are fit for release, Justice Brent Appel wrote for the majority.
  • Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

    05/27/2016 10:15:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 3:14 AM EDT | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas - and spurring questions about causes and cures. The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.
  • How Forfeiture Should Work

    05/27/2016 7:12:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The federal government is seizing a historic Detroit recording studio under its forfeiture laws. It appears to be a case where forfeiture may be justified, but provides us with an example to talk about how forfeiture should be used. The Detroit Free Press sums up the case: United Sound Systems may be the country’s oldest independent recording studio and has hosted legendary artists such as Miles Davis, George Clinton and The Rolling Stones. Yet the downtown property on Second Avenue may end up seized by federal prosecutors, who say it was purchased with funding from a known cocaine trafficker. They...
  • Street Vendor Locates Criminal Protester Who Torched His Trump T-Shirts in NM (AKA "Trashy Chelsea")

    05/26/2016 11:39:50 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-26-2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday night, my employees were selling merch at the Trump rally in Albuquerque. My manager, Greg, called me panicked due to the violence at the rally. He told me that a couple protesters grabbed stacks of t-shirts from two tables and lit them on fire. Greg ran up to a couple police officers but they REFUSED to do anything. I just happened to be reading a news article online and located the person who stole the t-shirts and burned them. Chelsea Rae Gray a.k.a. “Trashy Chelsea”, a self-styled celebrity, bragged to a reporter in an AP STORY that she...
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Grantland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes.
  • Lifelong-Liberal Rants "This Is Why I'm Leaving The Democratic Party"

    05/25/2016 11:00:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg blog ^ | 05/23/2016 18:20 -0400 | Mike Krieger
    In a February post titled, It’s Not Just the GOP – The Democratic Party is Also Imploding, I noted the following: Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this undoubtably represents a major turning point in U.S. political history, many pundits have yet to appreciate that the exact same thing is happening within the Democratic Party. It’s just not completely obvious yet. While it might sound strange, a coronation of Hillary Clinton in the...
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Dylann Roof case: Feds to seek death penalty

    05/25/2016 5:36:17 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 26 replies
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2015. Roof, who is white, is charged with 33 federal offenses, including hate crime charges for allegedly targeting his victims on the basis of their race and religion. A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in July 2015. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History (tr)

    05/25/2016 4:00:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 20, 2016
    The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or disciplinary issues through high school. Instructions are outlined in a cumbersome document (Beyond the Box) issued by the...
  • Man Charged With Hate Crime In Stabbing On West Loop Bridge (Actual hate Crime from Chicago)

    05/24/2016 10:28:05 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-24-2016 | Staff
    A 45-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly using a racial epithet while stabbing another man on the Washington Street Bridge late Sunday. Todd Light was going home Sunday night, and stopped on the bridge to look at the Chicago River, when a man approached him, demanded his wallet, and stabbed him multiple times in the abdomen. Light fought back, and held down his attacker until police arrived. “I hit him until he dropped the knife and stopped trying to kill me, because I didn’t want to get stabbed again,” he told CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.
  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • Senator Aims to Redefine "Violent Crimes" [semi-satire]

    05/24/2016 10:54:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is seeking a redefinition of "violent crimes." As a co-sponsor of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), Booker is urging "a candid conversation about how we determine whether crimes are violent or not." "For too long a racist mindset has dominated how we look at crime," Booker charged. "In white society stabbing or shooting someone is considered abnormal and violent. This unfairly stigmatizes Black culture. Sentencing a minority offender based on white standards disproportionately impacts a vibrant segment of society." Booker urged that "we recognize the longer term history of racial...
  • Police: Man on the run after stabbing 3 people, lighting home on fire

    05/22/2016 12:18:56 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    The State ^ | 5/22/2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    COLUMBIA, SC Columbia police are searching for a man who they say stabbed three people at a home off of West Beltline Boulevard and then set the house on fire early Sunday morning. Herbert Davon Oree, 20, is wanted for three counts of attempted murder, 3rd degree arson, 1st degree burglary and possession of a knife during commission of a violent crime, according to the Columbia Police Department. Oree broke into a home on the 1700 block of Bailey Street shortly after 3 a.m., stabbed three people – two males and a female – and set fire to part of...
  • Muslim Boils Bride Alive When He Finds What She Didn’t Bring On Wedding Day

    05/21/2016 7:56:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Mad World News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Dom the Conservative
    A Muslim man held a festering grudge against his young bride since the day of their wedding, prompting him to take gruesome revenge. Finally fed up, he took a large pot of boiling water from the stove and poured it over his wife’s head, literally melting her face and body. When police arrived, they were told that the horrific scene was all because of what the woman still hadn’t given to her husband since the day of their wedding. The barbarity of Islamic culture has not only survived 1,400 years of the rest of the world’s progress, but it is...
  • San Francisco Woman's Honda Stolen Four Times Keeps Coming Back

    05/20/2016 8:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/20 | LiLi Tan
    The Bay Area has one of the nation’s highest rates of car thefts, according to the FBI.Her friends jokingly call it “Boomerang.” Maika Nicholson’s car has been stolen four times, but has also returned four times. “I always come out to make sure it’s there because often times it’s not,” Nicholson said, about her ’97 Honda Civic. “It’s been stolen in San Francisco three times and probably been broken into three or four times, I would say – I can’t even keep count anymore.” This week, her car came back for the fourth time. San Francisco Police found it less...
  • Donald Trump Tells N.R.A. Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free

    05/20/2016 2:20:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | ASHLEY PARKER
    Donald J. Trump called on Friday for an end to gun-free zones in the United States and accused Hillary Clinton of seeking to let violent criminals out of prison, putting law-abiding citizens at risk, as he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at its annual convention. Mr. Trump said that the November election would be a referendum on the Second Amendment and asserted that Mrs. Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent, wanted to abolish the right to bear arms. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate ever to run for office,” he said at the N.R.A.’s...
  • German police reveal shocking information on 'serial killer'

    05/20/2016 1:56:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    DW ^ | 5.19.2016
    German police reveal shocking information on 'serial killer' Police say that Manfred S., who died in 2014, could be responsible for the gruesome deaths of at least six people over several decades. The victims' bodies were found disfigured below the suspect's garage. Manfred S. was a "very normal family man" who did not arouse any suspicion until he died in August 2014, Detective Frank Herrmann, of the state criminal investigation office (LKA), told journalists in Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse in western Germany, on Thursday. The suspect worked as a gardener and handyman, played the saxophone and was known...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Campaign Accused of Mass Cheating in Kentucky Primary– 4,000 Votes Scratched

    05/20/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 169 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Joe Hoft via Jim Hoft
    According to several reports the Hillary Clinton Campaign cheated in order to give her the win in Kentucky. In Pike County Kentucky, card readers reportedly malfunctioned and votes were fully erased. The Pike County Clerk’s office told local Kentucky station WKYT there were issues with one of their card readers which caused a delay in the numbers and as a result, the AP then erased Sanders’ votes, pushing Hillary to the lead by over 4,000 votes.
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK LEE AMENDMENT, PRESERVE AFFH (Obama's Plan to Ghettoize Your Neighborhood)

    05/20/2016 9:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 141 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Lee Amendment to defund President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation failed in the Senate yesterday because not enough Republicans backed it. The Amendment was tabled by a vote of 60-37. Jeremy Carl aptly describes this vote as a defeat for conservatism, community control, and common sense. It is a victory, as Carl says, for turning the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high density housing on unwilling cities and towns, and letting bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic and income balance of local communities.
  • 'Ferguson Effect' Is Real, and It Threatens to Harm Black Americans Most

    05/20/2016 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Michael Barone
    University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed charges that skyrocketing murder rates in many cities in 2015 and 2016 result from a "Ferguson effect" -- a skittering back from proactive policing for fear of accusations of racism like those that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Now, after looking over 2015 data from 56 large cities, he's changed his mind. Homicides in those cities were up 17 percent from 2014. And 10 cities, all with large black populations, saw homicides up...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • Cory Booker: Some Violent Crimes Should Not Be Defined as Violent Crimes

    05/18/2016 8:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who supports a pending sentencing reform bill that would reduce sentences for violent criminals, wants America to have a “candid conversation” about what violent crimes should be treated as violent crimes. ... Booker is a supporter of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), which is being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, resident Barack Obama ... Not likely to be included in this conversation: Victims of crime, such as Army veteran Stanley Carter. He died after Malcolm B. Benson robbed and shot him at a Detroit bus stop in September...
  • President Obama: Accessory to the Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens?

    05/18/2016 8:38:12 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    AIM ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    On April 19, 2016, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security conducted a hearing on the topic, “The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This Administration’s Policies.” I urge you to watch the entire video of that important hearing. And then I recommend that you provide information about that hearing to as many folks as possible. The witnesses at this hearing were: Sheriff Charles Jenkins of Frederick County, Maryland; Michelle Root, the mother of Sarah Root; Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Joshua Wilkerson; and Bishop Minerva...
  • CALIFORNIA DECRIMINALIZES SHOPLIFTING, SHOPLIFTING DOUBLES

    05/18/2016 7:52:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | May 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Left-wing, conservative and libertarian pro-crime policies lead to a rise in crime. The left's insane propositions in California included Proposition 47 or the "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act". That Orwellian name made as much sense as calling a bill to legalize arson the "Fire Prevention and Non-Torched Homes Act". Proposition 47 effectively decriminalized a bunch of crimes, including shoplifting. And you'll never guess what happened next. Shoplifting. Lots and lots of shoplifting. Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago. About a half-dozen times...
  • NOPD officer robbed at gunpoint in the Ninth Ward

    05/18/2016 6:19:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    NEW ORLEANS -- It's not every day a crime fighter becomes the victim of a violent crime. New Orleans Police officials confirmed one of their officers was robbed at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Feliciana in the Ninth Ward. The robbery happened shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Neighbors said the lawman is renovating a house on the block. One man, who didn't want to be identified, talked with the officer about the stick-up. ALSO: Strange twist links to recent, prominent police cases "He just told me that he was in his car,” the man said. “He got off his...
  • Man dies after assault during music festival at Discovery Park (1-Punch Knockout Kill)

    05/18/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 56 replies
    KCRA 3 ^ | 5-17-2016 | David Bienick
    Sacramento police released a description Monday of a man who they believe was responsible in the death of another man during a music festival at Discovery Park. Witnesses told KCRA that the 31-year-old victim was "sucker punched" Sunday afternoon, and when he hit the ground, he immediately turned gray and blue. The coroner identified the victim Tuesday as Thomas Noble. He was a part-time package handler for UPS in Sacramento
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Arrest made in Douglas cemetery theft incident 72 gravesites vandalized

    05/18/2016 1:12:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Aaliyah Montoya|Douglas Reporter
    DOUGLAS — The Douglas Police Department has made an arrest in the case involving more than 70 gravesite headstones, which had their name plates stolen, at the Page Memorial Cemetery located on the 1300 block of Third Street. Sgt. Jose Duarte reported Monday, May 16, that detectives have identified a male subject as Manuel Siqueiros Olivarria, 53. The incident went under investigation late last week. Although detectives believe the thefts may have been occurring for several months, they are only now being reported.
  • Only Fitting de Blasio Could Be Taken Down By Trash Bags

    05/18/2016 6:28:30 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Garbage bags could help bring down the Blasio administration. Of many revelations about City Hall’s pay-to-play culture, the case of how New York came to buy a certain brand of trash bags caught the prosecutors' attention . Joseph Dussich, tried for nearly a decade to get the city to buy his Mint-X bags, which he says deter rats and squirrels. But he got the brush-off until he contributed $100,000 to Campaign for One New York, a slush fund de Blasio created. Presto, Dussich got a meeting with the mayor, a trial contract for $15,000, and then a deal worth nearly...
  • Migrant Gang Crime Soars

    05/18/2016 6:12:15 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Latest figures show the number of home invasions and burglaries committed by migrants has drastically increased, while crimes committed by Germans have decreased. Gangs of migrants have increased the number of home invasions in Germany according to the head of the Federal Criminal Police (BKA),Holger Münch, who said: “The number of identified foreign suspects has risen sharply, while the number of German perpetrators is steadily decreasing,” reports Junge Freiheit.
  • Hillary Clinton wins Kentucky

    05/17/2016 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 17, 2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    We are calling the Kentucky primary for Hillary Clinton, with 88% in.
  • Sanders: "Shots Were Fired Into My Campaign Office in Nevada"

    05/17/2016 2:33:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 120 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 17,2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders revealed Tuesday that shots were fired into his Nevada campaign office and that an "apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked." The Democratic presidential candidate did not explicitly blame his rival, Hillary Clinton, for the actions.
  • People Sell Stolen Cars Through “Car Cloning”: Detectives

    05/16/2016 11:23:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/16 | Candice Nguyen
    People are stealing cars in San Diego and disguising their stolen statuses to sell them to unsuspecting customersPeople are stealing cars in San Diego and disguising their stolen statuses to sell them to unsuspecting customers, according to local auto theft detectives. They said it is an illegal operation called “vin cloning” or “car cloning” that cheats victims out of tens of thousands of dollars. People “make the stolen vehicle look legitimate in every aspect,” Officer John Nelson with the California Highway Patrol said. “The paperwork and the vehicle identification (VIN) plate and everything. It’s very difficult for regular patrol officers...
  • Member Of Congress: “It’s Easy To Manipulate A Nation Of Naive Sheep”

    05/16/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 23 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | May 16, 2016 | Staff Writers
    Member Of Congress: “It’s Easy To Manipulate A Nation Of Naive Sheep” You may not believe the incredible things that one member of Congress is saying about the corruption of our political system and the gullibility of the American people. In a brand new book entitled "The Confessions of Congressman X", one anonymous member of the U.S. House of Representatives confesses that he hardly ever reads the bills that he votes on, that his main job is to get reelected, and that it is "far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant...
  • Pension Costs Are Crowding Out Public Safety

    05/16/2016 1:34:14 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/15/2016 | James Hohman
    A report from the state House Fiscal Agency shows that there has been a steady decline in the number of police officers in Michigan, falling 15.4 percent from 1990 to 2015. The report does not go into why this is, but here’s one theory: Pension underfunding is crowding out government spending, including hiring decisions. Consider that the state police retirement system now costs between 57 percent and 63 percent of the Michigan State Police’s total payroll. It is not because the benefits are lavish. It is because the state is trying to pay for promises that it made in the...
  • Debate on Pot Legalization Heats up in California [semi-satire]

    05/16/2016 10:30:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    The debate over a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana sparked heated rejoinders from both sides this week. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) suggested that legalization "will better deploy law enforcement resources. Energy that is now put into harassing inoffensive users of marijuana can be redirected toward suppressing more serious crimes like rape and murder." Leading opponent of legalization, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, challenged the Congressman "to name one so-called rape or murder victim who might otherwise have been spared if police officers weren't occupied enforcing our drug laws." "Potheads like to portray...
  • 'Stalk them and kill them,' Farrakhan says, calling for 10,000 volunteers to kill whites

    08/05/2015 1:43:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 8/5/15 | Gregory Tomlin
    MIAMI (Christian Examiner) – In a sermon reminiscent of the fiery rhetoric of an Islamic State preacher, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, now 82, said in Miami the time has come for 10,000 black volunteers to kill white Americans.In the sermon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Farrakhan said he was looking for "10,000 in the midst of the million ... 10,000 fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny" to retaliate against white Americans because of their alleged oppression of black people.Farrakhan said the Quran calls for retaliation when "slaves" are oppressed."Retaliation is a...
  • California Ballot Measure Blamed for Shoplifting Jump

    05/15/2016 12:48:06 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 6 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/15/16
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells in HobbyTown USA, a small shop in Rocklin, northeast of Sacramento. "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law...
  • Clinton E-mails: Is the Fix In?

    05/15/2016 5:17:13 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | May 14, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    There was an extraordinary report in Tuesday’s Washington Post about the Clinton e-mail investigation. It involved the government’s interview of longtime Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills. It details how Justice Department attorneys made an agreement with Mills’s attorney to cut off questioning about a key aspect of the case. Mills, who is a lawyer, was represented at the interview by a lawyer named Beth Wilkinson. As is customary in these situations, the questioning was conducted jointly by FBI agents and Justice Department prosecutors. Yet when things got dicey, it seems the Justice Department prosecutors worked jointly with Ms. Wilkinson to block...
  • Pfizer’s Lethal Injection Drug Ban Raises Fears of Alternative Execution Methods in US

    05/15/2016 12:40:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016 | Jamie Doward
    Human rights campaigners warn action is needed to stop use of unlicensed drugs or other legally unsatisfactory methodsHuman rights groups have welcomed news that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is to block the sale of its drugs in the US to perform executions, but warned that legally dubious alternatives could take their place. All companies licensed by the US government to manufacture drugs for state executions have now blocked their use in lethal injections. Pfizer’s withdrawal follows a campaign targeting pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. The company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we...
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.
  • Is the 'Ferguson effect' real? Researcher has second thoughts

    05/14/2016 12:02:00 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    For nearly a year, Richard Rosenfeld’s research on crime trends has been used to debunk the existence of a “Ferguson effect”, a suggested link between protests over police killings of black Americans and an increase in crime and murder. Now, the St Louis criminologist says, a deeper analysis of the increase in homicides in 2015 has convinced him that “some version” of the Ferguson effect may be real. Looking at data from 56 large cities across the country, Rosenfeld found a 17% increase in homicide in 2015. Much of that increase came from only 10 cities, which saw an average...
  • Murder Rates Soaring Across the Country, FBI Says

    05/13/2016 11:17:39 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 13, 2016 | MICHAEL WALSH
    After the riots in Ferguson, Mo., two years ago, in which the false meme "Hands up, don't shoot" quickly went viral at the hands of leftist, anti-cop agitators, police warned that the inflamed rhetoric and actual violence against the police would make cops wary of patrolling the very neighborhoods where most of the crime occurs. And sure enough, it has: More than 20 major cities, including Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, have seen large increases in murders in recent months, a spike that the director of the F.B.I. linked to less aggressive policing stemming from a “viral video...
  • Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton “Trigger Happy” as She Courts Neocons

    05/13/2016 5:48:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 12 May, 2016 | Rania Khalek
    DONALD TRUMP DERIDED Hillary Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy record over the weekend, a glimpse into a potential general election strategy of casting Clinton as the more likely of the two to take the nation to war. Just moments after maligning Syrian refugees at a rally in Lynden, Washington, Trump pivoted into a tirade against Clinton as a warmonger.
  • Mexico fights back against 'The Clown' [All the right enemies: Big Biz & Foreign gov't]

    05/13/2016 1:29:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    politico ^ | 5/13/16 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Donald Trump has spent his entire presidential campaign warning against the dangers of Mexican immigrants stealing American jobs, raping women and hauling drugs across the border. Now, Mexico is fighting back. Mexican officials are pursuing a counteroffensive to Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, reaching out to U.S. business leaders, looking at ways to better use social media, and even encouraging qualified Mexicans to get U.S. citizenship. But they’re also trying to stay sensitive about taking more high-profile steps, such as running TV ads in an already overheated presidential race that promote Mexico as a friendly, vibrant neighbor and not a cesspool of...
  • Brick thrown from overpass hits trucker in face on Pa. Turnpike

    05/12/2016 8:26:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | May 6, 2016 | Trish Hartman
    BRISTOL TWP., Pa. -- Police in Pennsylvania are looking for the person who sent one trucker to the hospital and put several others in danger. They say the suspect was throwing bricks off an overpass into traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hitting three trucks Thursday night. Action News met up with truck driver Randy Blake on his way back home to West Virginia. He was still in shock after a harrowing night. Randy tells us, "That somebody could be that stupid to do something that heinous just for the kicks of it." Randy was driving eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike...