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  • US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

    04/27/2017 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Crime Prevention · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017.4.26 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said. The report’s authors also looked at numbers from a 2013 REW Research Center survey, which found that the household gun ownership rate in rural areas was over two times greater than in...
  • Gorsuch Puts Down The Left’s Serial Rapist

    04/27/2017 4:44:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-27-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    A few months after lefty activists crowded Washington D.C. for the Women's March, activists from many of those same organizations went to bat for a serial rapist and murderer. Ledell Lee's victims were all women.  While he was on trial for the rape and murder of Debra Reese, the testimony of three of his rape victims was presented. Lee had made a habit of knocking on doors and asking to borrow some tools to see whether a woman's husband might be home. Debra Reese called her mother and told her that a strange man had tried to borrow some tools....
  • Man in court for a traffic ticket ends up facing drug charges after dropping a bag [tr]

    04/27/2017 12:06:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2017 | Emily Crane
    A man facing court for a minor traffic ticket ended up in handcuffs after accidentally dropping a bag of cocaine right in front of the judge. Lemar Reed, 39, fronted Lorain Municipal Court in Cleveland, Ohio last week to enter his plea on the traffic charge. But when Reed walked up to speak to the judge, he unknowingly dropped the drugs onto the floor.
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    It’s been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. » The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Here’s what we know so far: Who’s at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJC’s Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • More Than 200 MS-13 Members Reside in Long Island, FBI Says

    04/26/2017 9:19:40 AM PDT · by davikkm · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDE
    There are more than 200 members of the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang in the Long Island, New York area, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force Director Geraldine Hart told NBC New York in an interview that members of MS-13 “bolster their ranking among other gangs by using violence.” Hart told the media that the MS-13 gang problem, specifically as its members are usually illegal immigrants, is a national issue across the U.S. “This is not a local problem,” Hart told NBC New York. “This is a national and international problem. We...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Will Fund Planned Parenthood but NOT the Trump Border Wall

    04/26/2017 8:46:05 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Republican leadership is looking to fund Planned Parenthood in their latest spending bill but not the Trump border wall. Could these lawmakers be any more out of touch with their base? CNS News reported: “ When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words. “I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said. “I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare,” he said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” he said. “And I...
  • 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 · 46 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 · 47 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 · 145 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...