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  • Algerian shouted "Inshallah" - if Allah wills it - as he raped a 25-year-old German student

    02/10/2016 4:53:50 PM PST · by ghosthost · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 02-10-2016 | Corey Charlton
    He had banged her head on the ground repeatedly until she was almost unconscious, and she thought she was going to die. She said: 'He put his hand over my mouth and closed my nose, and I thought I was going to suffocate. I then indicated to him that I had given in, and would do what he wanted if he let me breathe.' He then raped her and she said that throughout he was talking to himself, shouting 'Inshallah' - which is Arabic for 'if Allah wills it'. She said: 'Afterwards he asked me if it was good, and...
  • Teen temptress accused of 'drugging rich men and robbing them' is arrested for the SIXTH time [tr]

    02/09/2016 10:34:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2016 | Wills Rubinson
    A teen temptress accused of drugging rich men so she can steal their cash and Rolex watches has been arrested again - for allegedly robbing a wealthy JP Morgan executive. Alexandra Martinez, 19, is said to have persuaded Vice President and Private Client Adviser Michael Briese, 31, to take her back to his $1.8 million New York condo on August 14 where she then robbed him. It is the sixth time Martinez, of Ewing, New Jersey, who has 'Love yourself so no one has to' tattooed along her arm, has been arrested for stealing items and cash from her victims...
  • Elderly Hamburg lady describes life in Hamburg now amidst Migrants/refugees w/english subtitles

    02/08/2016 7:37:35 PM PST · by Katya · 10 replies
    Hamburg TV01 ^ | 02/06/2016
    On the street interview from Hamburg TV01 reposted with subtitles. The woman describes what life is now, what she has to contend with on a daily basis. She admits like so many other Germans having had a naive compassion towards the plight of the migrants/refugees. Towards the end of interview, some "foreign" young men try to interrupt and argue. All in all, the reporter allows her the time to speak her mind.Shocking they also allowed her to state she was going to vote for the AFD "Alternative for Germany" party in the upcoming election.
  • Virginia lawmakers push to hold sanctuary cities liable for illegals’ crimes

    02/08/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan & Anjali Shastry
    It's unclear whether any Virginia jurisdictions qualify as sanctuary cities, but the state legislature is determined to make sure none of them stray across the line, with Republican senators and delegates pushing to withhold money from those that refuse to cooperate -- and even considering making them have to pay restitution to those harmed by illegal immigrants within their borders. The House cleared a bill Monday that would require prisons and jails to honor all requests to transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody, as long as they aren't asked to hold the aliens beyond the time they'd normally be released....
  • St. Louis usurps Detroit to become most violent city in the US: (tr)

    02/08/2016 3:31:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-8-16 | unattributed
    A list of the most violent cities in each state has been released, with St. Louis, Missouri taking the top spot. Compiled from data released by the FBI charting crime in the first six months of 2015, the 'Gateway City' is followed by Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois, to round out the top five. The violent crimes listed by the FBI include rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder. Because the data excludes states with cities that do not have populations over 100,000, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are not listed and ranked.
  • Zodiac Killers Identity MAY be......The BTK killer.

    02/07/2016 9:52:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/6/16 | Chris Summers
    Ms McGath has been studying links between the two killers for two years, especially the letters they both wrote, and she told Daily Star Online : "There are just so many similarities between Zodiac and BTK." She said the authorities ruled out a link because of a "general alibi" assuming Rader was serving in the US air force in Japan at the time of Zodiac's crimes. But she said he could easily have travelled back to California to carry out the killings and she points out in her book how close many of the killings were to air force bases....
  • DC to Pay Criminals to Refrain from Crime [semi=satire]

    02/07/2016 11:16:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Washington, DC Councilman Kenyan McDuffie proposed and the City Council unanimously adopted a measure that will pay criminals to refrain from committing crimes. Under the plan, residents with a sufficiently impressive rap-sheet will be paid up to $9,000 in cash per year for each year they aren't convicted of a crime. "This is not some lame-brained scheme that any smart aleck can game," McDuffie boasted. "Only those who can document their criminal behavior will be eligible for the stipend. By paying the 'worst-of-the-worst' members of our community to cool it we will have a greater impact than if we put...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership(Rigghhtt!)

    02/06/2016 8:20:11 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Don McDougall
    For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms. How can this be? It was Kennedy and McGovern who blunted Nixon's desire to ban handguns. Bush 41 banned more guns that Bill Clinton. Where before the 2nd Amendment was a bi-partisan issue with nuanced degrees of interpretation now one of the political party's wants it destroyed!
  • Cosby sex assault case headed to trial

    02/05/2016 3:24:58 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 01:01 | Reuters
    Cosby sex assault case headed to trial [video] Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 01:01 Pennsylvania judge declines to toss Cosby sex assault case. John Russell reports. View transcript.
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.
  • Kidnapped cab driver recalls ordeal with California inmates

    02/04/2016 1:09:22 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT
    mashable ^ | 4 Feb 2016
    A 74-year-old California taxi driver expected to die when an escaped jail inmate put a gun to his stomach and kidnapped him... Ma said he speaks limited English and did not know from minute to minute if he would live or die as he was forced to travel 400 miles with his captors and they fought over his fate. .. "On the way back, they took a different road and they went around and around," Ma said. "When we got back to the (motel) room, I knew I was alive for one more day."..
  • Bill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects ( Colorado )

    02/03/2016 2:47:46 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don't believe that's right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would change that. ... "The intent of this bill is to ensure that the money paid by citizens for the improvement of roads and bridges when they pay their vehicle registration fees is actually used for roads and bridges," Neville said. "The definition of a fee is that it should be utilized for those who are paying the...
  • Bill Cosby Must Attend a Second Deposition for Judy Huth's Lawsuit

    02/03/2016 6:24:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM ET | SHERENE TAGHAROBI, Melia Patria and Lesley Messer
    A California state judge today ordered Bill Cosby to give a second deposition in a civil lawsuit brought by Judy Huth. Huth's attorney, Gloria Allred, asked the court to compel Cosby to do so just a few months after his first deposition, which took place in October. This second deposition must take place before the end of February, in accordance with the judge's order. The reason for the second deposition was not clear. ·
  • Bill Cosby case: Ex-DA says he 'bound' Pennsylvania by not prosecuting

    02/03/2016 4:45:08 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:10 AM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | Aaron Cooper and Jason Hanna, CNN
    Norristown, Pennsylvania (CNN)—Former Pennsylvania prosecutor Bruce Castor may not want a judge to throw out recent sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby. But he conceded Tuesday he thought he barred the commonwealth from prosecuting the case 11 years ago. Bruce Castor, a former Montgomery County district attorney, testified in a pretrial hearing in Norristown, where attorneys for the entertainer are asking a judge to drop recent charges accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. [....] When Castor declined to prosecute in 2005, he said, Cosby couldn't claim Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination in the civil...
  • 5-Year-Old Calmly Calls Cops After Parents Killed: ‘This Dude Shot ‘Em’

    02/02/2016 9:41:34 PM PST · by windcliff · 17 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 2-216 | Tara John
    A 5-year-old boy from Chattanooga, Tenn., made a heartbreaking call to the police on Sunday telling the dispatcher that "my daddy and my mama got shot." The boy, who seemed too young to know his address, calmly tells the dispatcher that "this dude shot ’em" and asks her to "tell the police officers to come." The police found George Dillard, 24, and Lakita Hicks, 25, dead in the house, according to News Channel 9. They say the child, who remains unnamed, is unharmed and is currently with extended family. The boy remained on the phone with the dispatcher for more...
  • Teenage Brothers Held in Killings at Seattle Homeless Camp

    02/02/2016 9:29:48 PM PST · by windcliff · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2-2-16 | Ashley Southall
    Three teenagers who were arrested Monday in the shooting deaths of two people at a Seattle homeless encampment called the Jungle are homeless brothers who live in another camp under an overpass. On Tuesday, a King County Juvenile Court judge ordered that the three, ages 13, 16 and 17, remain in custody while prosecutors decide on charges against them. The brothers were each being held on investigation of two counts of felony murder, three counts of first-degree assault and several firearms violations, the county prosecutor’s office said. Jeannine L. Zapata, 45, and James Q. Tran, 33, were killed and three...
  • Guardian Angels back on subways for first time since 1994

    02/01/2016 12:41:53 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | Tina Moore and Sarah Trefethen
    For the first time since 1994, the red-berete-wearing Angels will maintain a regular night-and-day presence in the subways, group founder Curtis Sliwa said. The teams of 12 volunteers will take two shifts, one running from the afternoon until 7 a.m., and another from the morning into the afternoon.
  • 3 people killed in separate shootings in Little Rock (Mother killed while holding 2 yo daughter)

    02/01/2016 10:21:45 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01 FEB 16 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot over the course of a day in Little Rock, including a mother who was holding her young daughter while she was struck, police said Sunday. The killings bring to five the number of homicides in the city so far this year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan said 19-year-old Junius Pitts Jr. died early Sunday morning after being shot while apparently sitting in his car at a red light near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. A witness who was in the car...
  • Police shoot, kill man after fatal stabbing of Port Authority K-9 officer

    02/01/2016 5:22:09 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 32 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | February 1, 2016 | Paula Reed Ward
    Police shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon near the East Busway in Wilkinsburg after they said he stabbed a Port Authority police dog to death. Bruce Kelley Jr., 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Whitney Avenue after 4 p.m. The K-9 officer, Aren, was a 5-year-old German shepherd who worked patrol and explosives. He had been on the job for four years, said Chief Matt Porter of Port Authority police. According to superintendent Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police, the incident was first called in to 911 dispatch at 3:37 p.m. after two Port...
  • ANALYSIS: No, Hillary Clinton Did Not Commit a Crime ... at Least Based on What We Know Today

    02/01/2016 2:44:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Dan Abrams
    It's critical to start by separating foolish and even potentially shady behavior from criminal. It should be clear to any objective observer that it was an enormous error for Clinton to use a homemade server for all of her emails while she was in a position that regularly handles and assesses the most sensitive of government secrets. She had admitted as much (although now she appears to be backtracking from that initial mea culpa). It is also indisputable that it was neither a crime nor even a violation of State Department procedure for Clinton to have used personal email for...
  • 2 Of The World's 20 Most Violent Cities Are In America

    01/30/2016 6:11:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/30/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Caracas - the capital of socialist utopia Venezuela where gun control is extreme - remains the number one most violent city in the world, there are two new entrants from the USA into the World's Top 20 least desirable places to walk the streets - St. Louis (15th most violent city in the world) and Baltimore (19th). America, land of the free to indiscrimanently kill other people?As Statista's Nial McCarthy details, out of the world's 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America including 21 in Brazil. The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security releases its findings...
  • American, 25, Found Dead in Vienna, Died of 'Suffocation' -Gambian Illegal Immigrant Sought in Death

    01/30/2016 3:24:53 PM PST · by Main Street · 26 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 28, 2016 | Dan Good
    An American nanny whose body was found in her Vienna apartment died of "suffocation," authorities said, as authorities continue to look for a Gambian immigrant who was sharing the apartment. As the investigation into the death of Lauren Mann continues, her friends and colleagues have begun reflecting on her life. Police are treating the case as homicide "because third party involvement cannot be excluded," a police spokesman told NBC News. Mann, 25, who grew up in Colorado, was found dead in her Vienna apartment, with her half-naked body located on a mattress near "a considerable amount of blood," police have...
  • German Police Officer Faces Charges For Exposing Secret Government Directive To Police Department

    01/30/2016 10:11:42 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    In another explosive story proving the German government’s war against her own people, 17-year veteran officer Sven Kleuckling has been suspended without pay and will most likely be fired and face charges for exposing on Facebook a secret directive given to German police departments nationwide- that refugees are not to be prosecuted for any crime. Naming the local police commanders (Stahlknect, Haseoff, Bullerjahn) in his area, the German government has been scrambling to deny the claims made by Officer Kleuckling. Instead, the police is blaming his statements on “right-wing extremism.” From the Middeldeutsch Zeitung (with thanks to Google Translate): A...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Independent Counsel Memo Laying Out Criminal Case against Hillary ...

    01/29/2016 1:52:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 28, 2016
    Complete Headline: Judicial Watch Releases Independent Counsel Memo Laying Out Criminal Case against Hillary Clinton in Whitewater Land Scandal 'The Castle Grande transactions were crimes' Hillary Clinton 'destroyed' her personal records A case of 'possible obstruction' of justice Sources say redacted portions of memoranda contain a draft indictment of Mrs. Clinton Never-before-published prosecution memos from April 1998 say Clinton's 'sworn statements to the RTC, the FDIC, the Senate and the House of Representatives and to OIC ... reflected and embodied materially inaccurate stories' A 4/10/98 OIC memo uses terms 'crime(s),' 'criminal,' 'fraudulent,' 'misrepresented,' 'inaccurate,' 'deceive,' 'mislead,' 'misstatement,' and 'concealed' 27...
  • Woman Wounded In Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting(WTH?)

    01/28/2016 10:06:24 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/28/2016 | unknown
    An 18-year-old woman was shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Thursday morning, after getting into an argument with someone in another vehicle. Illinois State Police shut down the outbound lanes of the expressway for more than an hour while they investigated and searched for evidence, but no shell casings were found. Police said the woman was a passenger in a van whose occupants got into an argument with someone in a blue car at a gas station near 79th Street and Lafayette Avenue around 2:20 a.m. The victims then drove onto the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway.
  • Better Get Used to It: The Ferguson Effect Is Real

    01/28/2016 8:17:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/28/2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Back in November 2010 I reported in this space on the murder of Aaron Shannon Jr., who at age 5 was shot and killed in his South Los Angeles backyard. Such a killing is horrific under any circumstances, but it was all the more so in that it happened on the afternoon of Halloween, and that Aaron was wearing his Spider-Man costume in joyful anticipation of trick-or-treating that evening. Compounding the horror even further was the motive for the crime: retaliation against a street gang to which neither little Aaron nor anyone in his family had any affiliation. Aaron's...
  • Spate of Slashings Puts New Yorkers on Edge

    01/28/2016 7:38:15 AM PST · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | MARC SANTORA
    71-year-old grandmother sitting by herself on a subway car in Lower Manhattan. A 30-year-old man walking down a street in the East Village, listening to music and enjoying a leisurely Saturday afternoon. A 24-year-old woman heading to her job at Whole Foods in Chelsea. All strangers. All slashed by men wielding knives or razors.
  • Jailed E.C. (East Chicago) councilman sworn into office (while in jail)

    01/26/2016 2:36:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NWI.com ^ | January 22, 2016
    Locks and bars didn't stop East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle's inauguration. The newly sworn-in Battle can retain his public title and annual salary of $42,356 a year despite being held in Porter County Jail on federal drug and homicide charges.
  • The 50 most violent cities in the world [Circa 2016]

    01/26/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2016 | Armin Rosen, Jeremy Bender and Amanda Macias
    Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities. Of the 50 cities on the list, 41 are in Latin America, including 21 in Brazil. The lion's share of the elevated violence in the region is due to drug trafficking supplemented with gang wars, political instability, and the deregulation of economies triggering widespread poverty. "Narcotics are the biggest black market earner of all. Estimated to be worth more than three hundred billion dollars a year, the global industry has pumped huge resources...
  • Please share. Consider this a warning. Trust me, no one is safe. (Sally Perdue Miller)

    01/26/2016 6:06:22 AM PST · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    facebook ^ | 1-23-16 | Sally Perdue Miller
    Sally Miller January 23 at 8:25am · . Please share. Consider this a warning. Trust me, no one is safe. Americans say "Fool me once...shame on you; Fool me twice...shame on me." In 1992, my life changed forever. Without warning, I was bombarded with deception from every angle. There were those intent on destroying me...who seemed like regular human beings...who acted friendly, like sincere people but were, as an FBI Agent advised "....only out to get you. Don’t trust anyone." Hilary once said "Bill will only lose this race over my dead body!" Her not so subtle reference to death...
  • Seattle neighborhoods hire private security amid ‘blatant lawlessness’

    01/25/2016 9:17:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 23, 2016 | Jessica Lee
    Hundreds of homeowners and business people, frustrated over drug and property crimes, are hiring their own security patrols to curb what they see as a long-neglected problem. For Angie Gerrald, crime in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood has reached a new low. From illegally parked RVs to open drug deals, the longtime resident sees piles of used needles on her routine runs, she said, and other problems she says police sometimes ignore. "The blatant lawlessness has been a whole new era" this past year, Gerrald said. "There is so little response -- so little they [police] can and will do about it."...
  • Bronx Man Faces Murder Charges In Deadly Machete Attack

    01/25/2016 7:21:35 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Associated Press via CBS New York ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Staff
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - The NYPD has arrested a suspect on charges of killing his next-door-neighbor in the hallway of their Bronx apartment building.</p> <p>Angel Feliz, 26, faces charges of murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.</p> <p>Officers were called to the building on 141st Street in Mott Haven Sunday afternoon where they found 59-year-old Carmen Torres-Gonzalez with "numerous lacerations to her body."</p>
  • Fatal collision of 2 lives leaves Fort Bragg community in mourning

    01/25/2016 6:50:06 AM PST · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 1/25/16 | Barnes
    ... The paths of the 47-year-old military leader and the 26-year-old convicted sex offender crossed eight days ago, in a screeching tangle of rubber and steel near the intersection of West Mountain Drive and Gillespie Street. Fayetteville police say Dunlap's black 2000 Honda Accord was traveling south on Gillespie Street when it crossed a grassy center median, veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into Ratley's 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle. A makeshift memorial stands — American flags, flowers and a sign — where Ratley lost his life. Dunlap is back behind bars, being held on $100,000 bail on charges of misdemeanor...
  • Teacher fought off gun-toting robber at Queens hotel-was likely fifth victim (Wrote Anti-Gun Letter)

    01/24/2016 9:29:14 AM PST · by ghosthost · 29 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 1-24-16 | Larry McShane
    Koller, author of an impassioned anti-gun letter to the Baltimore Sun in 2013, slugged the armed robber in a Thursday night scuffle that ended with a gunshot tearing through her right shoulder, sources said. "I think it's random," said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce of the perp's choice of targets.
  • Police: Two concealed weapons holders killed suspect during barbershop robbery

    01/23/2016 7:10:00 AM PST · by aomagrat · 25 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Warren Stocker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS-TV) - Two concealed weapons holders who were victims of an armed robbery at a Columbia barbershop shot and killed one of the suspects on Friday night. The Colombia Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at "Next Up Barber and Beauty" in the 4400 block of Fort Jackson Blvd shortly before 7 p.m. Several people, including children, were inside the business when two armed men wearing masks demanded and stole money from them. Two of the victims with valid concealed weapons permits shot at both suspects, hitting one of them. The wounded suspect ran from the...
  • Does the full moon bring out more strange crime? Cops share their stories

    01/22/2016 6:58:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bill Alkofer
    At 5:45 Saturday evening, a full moon will rise over the Saddleback Mountains and shine down upon Orange County. As it does, will the moonbeams bring mayhem and madness with them? Maybe. But rest assured, the county's law enforcement officers will be more than ready to keep the peace. There has always been a perception among cops, firefighters and emergency room personnel that there's more (and often stranger) crime on the night of a full moon. "When something crazy or weird happens, I look up at the sky to see if the moon is full," says Newport Beach police Officer...
  • Michigan’s Next Criminal Intent Challenge

    01/22/2016 9:37:39 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/16/2016 | Anne Schieber
    On the scale of human transgressions, littering probably doesn’t rise much above a white lie. Yes, it creates an eyesore but it seldom actually does any harm, and as such, many communities regard it as a simple civil infraction. But in Michigan, cities and townships can set their own criminal statutes and the result can be a hodgepodge of offenses and punishments. For example, if you miss the trash can in Ann Arbor, you could be guilty of a crime. It could be as unintentional as a plastic bag being blown out of your hand by a strong wind, but...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Shocking moment thief PUNCHES mother in the face and spits (Sweden: Not blond hair blue eyed) [tr]

    01/21/2016 11:21:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2016 | Sara Malm
    This is the moment a thief attacks a mother in front of her two children, kicking her in the stomach, hitting her in the face and spitting on her, after she stepped in when he tried to rob a pensioner. The shocking incident took place in central Stockholm, Sweden, earlier this month and was caught on security cameras. The attack has caused outrage in Sweden, with the head of the police investigation swearing to catch the perpetrator 'if it's the last thing I do'.
  • New York City Is Set to Adopt New Approach on Policing Minor Offenses

    01/21/2016 6:15:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | J. David Goodman
    New York City is poised to reshape how it treats many so-called quality-of-life offenses, softening its stance toward low-level infractions like public urination and drinking alcohol in public by steering those cases away from the criminal court system. A package of eight bills to be introduced in the City Council on Monday would reduce the impact of the style of policing known as broken windows that has for two decades guided the Police Department to see minor disorder as a precursor to major crime, often alienating residents in the process.
  • Millenial feminst icon Lena Dunham ‘Disturbed’ By Clintons’ Attacks On Women

    01/20/2016 9:01:57 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2016 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    Lena Dunham expressed doubt over campaigning for Hillary Clinton after she found out how the family handled Bill Clinton's sex scandals a report published Wednesday claims. According to the New York Times Dunham told her dinner guests a few months ago that she was disturbed to learn that the Clintons attempted to discredit the women who accused Bill of sexual assault. "She told the guests, at the Park Avenue apartment of Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had had sexual...
  • Migrant sex attacks: Refugees as young as TWELVE arrested over assaults on women

    Women have reported being sexually assaulted on a train in Belgium AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after refugees as young as 12 YEARS OLD were arrested in connection with sexual assaults against women on a train. At least three young victims have come forward so far about attacks on a train from Brussels to Tournai, Belgian police confirmed. The alarm was raised by a woman who reported sexual assault to the police after her screams were heard by fellow passengers. The victim was sitting alone on the Belgian train when three boys surrounded her and "threw themselves" at her...
  • Carjackers Beat Driver Stopped at Red Light in Hartford, Steal Car: Police (CT)

    01/17/2016 10:15:59 AM PST · by matt04 · 36 replies
    A group of masked men attacked a driver stopped at a red light and stole his car in a carjacking in Hartford Saturday afternoon. The victim told police he was stopped at a red light when about five men in black hooded sweatshirts and ski masks approached his vehicle and dragged him out of the car. They hit him multiple times and then drove off in his car, police said.
  • Rutgers Professor Raped Man With Cerebral Palsy In Her Office, Goes To Jail: Prosecutor

    01/16/2016 9:49:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | January 16, 2016 | Tom Davis
    Rutgers professor admitted taking disabled man with cerebral palsy out of his wheelchair, removing his diaper and sexually assaulting him. The former chairwoman of the Rutgers University Philosophy Department will go to jail for as many as 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a disabled man in her school office, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced. Siobhan Teare, state Superior Court judge, handed down the sentence on Friday. On Oct. 2, 2015, an Essex County jury convicted Marjorie Anna Stubblefield, 46, of West Orange of two counts of first degree aggravated sexual...
  • Man runs from deputies, falls to death into cemetery

    01/15/2016 2:58:45 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    SAN LORENZO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving in a stolen truck evaded Alameda County Sheriff's deputies in suburban San Francisco, jumped over a fence and fell from a freeway overpass to his death into a cemetery below. ~snip~ Nelson said the man scaled a fence on the shoulder of the road and fell 30 to 40 feet to his death from the freeway overpass. His body was found shortly afterward, on the ground of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. His name and age were not released.
  • Bitcoin Best Practices: How A Newbie Can Neither Lose Coins Nor Fall Victim To Digital Theft (Op-Ed)

    01/15/2016 8:49:01 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 2 replies
    CoinTelegraph ^ | 01/15/16 | James Stallings
    I lost the first bitcoin I had, shortly after the first Mt. Gox compromise. If you haven't lost coin yourself, I'm sure you've heard of those who have. The reasons vary, but all come down in the end to a lack of experience and education. As we go about bringing bitcoinCT r: 7 more into use in our day-to-day lives, it becomes important to have a basic understanding of what bitcoin is, how it works, and how we can use it without putting our value at unnecessary risk. A very short primer on Bitcoin and the Blockchain Firstly, Bitcoin is...
  • Chicago Police Street Stops Decrease Dramatically Amid Sinking Morale

    01/13/2016 4:15:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    DNA Info.com ^ | 1/13/2016 | Mark Konkol
    CHICAGO — Police officers are making drastically fewer investigative stops and confiscating fewer guns as murders and shootings have increased so far this year, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. So far this year, the number of so-called investigative stop reports — formerly known as “contact cards” — has decreased by about 80 percent compared to the same time period last year, police sources told DNAinfo.com. There also been a 37-percent decline in gun arrests and a 35-percent decrease in gun confiscations compared to last year, according to police data. Meanwhile, there have been 72 more shootings (a 218 percent increase) and...
  • Russia: Putin’s Past Becoming a Hot Internet Topic in Moscow

    01/13/2016 1:14:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Eurasianet.org ^ | January 6, 2016 | Alexei Sobchenko
    In late December, an unsigned piece posted on a popular Russian-language blog, headlined “Companions in the Fight,” caused a stir on the Russian Internet by shedding light on a largely unexamined facet of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s background. While many analysts who try to understand and explain Putin’s worldview tend to focus on his KGB past, the “Companions” article suggests that Putin’s early exposure to the criminal underworld exerted considerable influence in shaping his way of thinking. Putin himself has mentioned how street gangs of his native city of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, made a mark on his memory....
  • Man called ‘white boy’ before brutal attack in South Memphis

    01/12/2016 3:31:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | January 11, 2016 | Michael Quander
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 23-year-old, Graham Patton, has both eyes blacked out, his nose swollen and bandages all over his face following an attack in South Memphis. "I mean he doesn't even look like the same person at all," Neysa Anderson, the victim's stepsister, said. Police said the attack happened on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Pendleton Pines Apartments near Pendleton and Ketchum. According to officers, Patton took a walk outside around 11 p.m. when two men he did not know came out of nowhere. "Something along the lines of 'hey white boy what are you doing around here? You're...