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  • Shooter's father blames guns Ė not son Ė for massacre

    10/04/2015 11:37:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | World Net Daily
    'Every time something like this happens, they talk about it and nothing is done' Read more at In a staggering twist of logic, the father of Umpqua Community College killer Christopher Harper-Mercer is blaming guns,†rather than†his son, for the bloody killing spree that ended with nine†innocent people dead.In an interview with CNN, Ian Mercer claims he doesnít blame guns, then spends much of the interview refuting that assertion. Mercer†does not indicate that he believes†his son was solely responsible for the massacre.Link to video on
  • Obama on Oregon shooting: "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough"

    10/01/2015 10:19:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015 | Rebacca Kaplan
    President Obama was visibly frustrated when he spoke about a shooting at a community college in Oregon Thursday, saying, "our thoughts and prayers are not enough." "It's not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America," the president said in a statement from the White House briefing room. He argued, "The notion that gun laws don't work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens, and criminals will still get their guns - it's not borne out...
  • 3 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Inglis (Florida)

    10/01/2015 9:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WTVT-TV Fox 13 Tampa Bay ^ | October 1, 2015 | Michael Shingleton
    Deputies responded to a shooting in the town of Inglis, just north of Citrus County Thursday night. Levy County Sheriff's deputies confirm three people were shot along with the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies said the shootings happened around 6:10 p.m. Deputies responded to a residence near the town hall and found two men shot outside. One of the men was dead and the other was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, deputies said...
  • UCC SHOOTING RAMPAGE: At least 10 reported dead including shooter (VIDEO) [Updates]

    10/01/2015 6:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Roseville News-Review ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ian Campbell
    A gunman opened fire at 10:38 this morning, killing 10 people, while wounding 7 others at Umpqua Community College. Three of the wounded are listed in critical condition, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said during a 4:45 p.m. press conference today. The identities of the shooter and the victims were unavailable at press time. At least 11 had been transported to Mercy Medial Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel, and two of those died. One victim was life-flighted north. As many as 10 victims were dead and the alleged shooter was reportedly killed. Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River,...
  • Suspected School Shooter: 'This Is the Only Time I'll Be in the News'

    10/01/2015 6:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | October 1, 2015 | Evann Gastaldo
    The gunman in Thursday's shooting at an Oregon community college was a 20-year-old male, Gov. Kate Brown said at a press conference broadcast by KOIN. Police and the superintendent of the state also said the gunman exchanged gunfire with police and that he is dead, though it was not revealed whether he killed himself or was shot by authorities. Police recovered three pistols and one long gun from the scene, CNN reports. At least 10 are dead in the shooting. A source tells CNN that investigators are looking into social media postings from Wednesday night that are believed to be...
  • Americans Are Right to Worry about Illegal Aliens and Crime

    10/01/2015 10:34:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    national review ^ | 10-1-15 | Kirsanow
    by Peter Kirsanow October 1, 2015 9:55 AM Last week I mentioned the U.S.Comission on Civil Rightsí flawed report to the president and Congress on detention facilities for illegal aliens. Among other things, the report claims that Americans who are concerned about illegal aliensí involvement in crime are, well, confused. If you read my dissent to the report (Iím a member of the commission), however, youíll quickly discover that itís the report thatís confused Ė dramatically so. Unfortunately, my dissent was omitted when the report was issued two weeks ago ( I know of no other instance in which this...
  • CMPD considers no-go areas for criminals (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

    10/01/2015 10:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Harrison
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte City Council are discussing whether to create ďpublic safety zones,Ē city areas where people with past arrests would be prohibited from entering. Under the controversial proposal, Chief Kerr Putney could designate a high-crime area as a safety zone in response to crimes such as drug sales or discharging guns that were committed on public property. Someone who has been arrested for crimes in the area could be issued a notice that they are no longer allowed to enter, for as long as the safety zone is in effect. Entering the zone after being prohibited...
  • Charges filed against suspect in Busch Stadium mugging that left vet paralyzed [No national outrage]

    09/30/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Charges have been filed soon against 31-year-old Kilwa Jones. He is the suspect in the robbery and shooting that left Cardinals fan Chris Sanna paralyzed. He has been charged with two felony counts of assault, two counts of robbery and four counts of armed criminal action.
  • Mother Gets Off Easy for Killing Pedophile Who Lived Next Door

    09/30/2015 11:54:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rohan Smith
    Sarah Sands was terrified and deeply disturbed when she learned that she and her five children were living next door to a sex offender. Protecting her children, she picked up a kitchen knife and walked across the Canning Town estate in East London to where 77-year-old Michael Pleasted lived. She was just trying to scare him, she said. But when he ďsmirkedĒ at her, she was filled with a motherís protective rage.
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia executes first woman for 70 years despite last-minute appeals

    09/30/2015 8:14:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2015 | Staff
    Georgia has executed Kelly Renee Gissendaner with a fatal injection for the slaying of her husband, despite a plea for clemency from their children.Last-minute appeals from her lawyers to the 11th US circuit court of appeals and the US supreme court as well as the Georgia board of pardons and paroles all failed.Gissendaner, 47, died by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21am EDT on Wednesday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison in Jackson, a prison spokeswoman said.She sobbed as she said she loved her children and apologized to the family of her husband Douglas Gissendaner, who she was convicted of conspiring...
  • Attempted Fraud

    09/29/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 25 replies
    Self | 9/29/2015 | wally_bert
    If I post incorrectly, please forgive me. I think it is the first one.... A new Go Pro showed up that wasn't ordered from a reputable outfit today. It was addressed to my wife so I didn't open it on arrival. I don't go through other people's mail. Figured it was a typical purchase even though it wasn't from an outfit I would expect. It was a technology dealer and I do that buying. A little while ago she brings in a box with a new Go Pro. She checked her CC and there was a charge from a couple...
  • Jose Perez-Torres arrested: Would-be robber trips, accidentally shoots and kills partner

    09/29/2015 4:36:26 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 25 replies
    abc15 ^ | 9/29/15 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a would-be armed robbery suspect tripped and accidentally shot his partner, killing him, before the crime even occurred....
  • Artist shot dead while working on West Oakland mural

    09/29/2015 3:17:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    An artist died Tuesday after being shot as he worked on a community mural project in West Oakland, police said. The painter, who was not immediately identified, was working on a 4,000-square-foot mural in the 3500 block of West Street, under the Interstate Highway 580 overpass, when he was shot, police said.
  • Teen accused of stealing $310 and Nike Jordans from victim turned in to police by mother(mugshot)

    09/29/2015 3:39:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/29/15 | Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans teen whose mother turned him into police Monday night (Sept. 28) was part of a group accused of stealing $310 in cash, a cell phone and the Nike Jordan's off a victim over the weekend, according to police documents. New Orleans Police Department officers arrested Lance Lindsey, 17, about an hour after media reports surfaced that police were seeking him in a weekend armed robbery and kidnapping. His mother called police around 8:20 p.m. Monday, notifying them Lindsey was at her home on Ebbtide Drive, less than a mile from the scene of the alleged crime in...
  • Parole Board Green-Lights Execution of Kelly Gissendaner Despite Pope's Plea

    09/29/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/29/2015 | Tracy Connor
    Georgia's parole board declined Tuesday to commute the death sentence of Kelly Renee Gissendaneró even after Pope Francis called for a halt to her execution. Gissendaner, who was sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of her husband at the hands of her lover, is set to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. ET. Pope Francis, who called for a ban on the death penalty during his visit to the United States last week, asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare her life, through a letter written by a local archbishop. "While not wishing to minimize...
  • Cops: Girl, 16, Doused School Guards With Gasoline, Then Tried To Set Them On Fire

    09/29/2015 1:00:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 107 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/23/2015 | Staff
    A Pennsylvania girl doused school security guards with gasoline and then attempted to light the victims on fire, according to investigators who have charged the teen with numerous felonies.In retaliation for a run-in last week with a guard, Imani Knight-Brantley, 16, returned Monday to her Pittsburgh-area high school carrying a two-liter Sprite bottle containing gasoline. According to police, Knight-Brantley was booted from Wilkinsburg High School Friday after being caught using a cell phone in class. She later returned to get food at an after-school program, but was again escorted from the building by guard Brandon Murray. As she was being...
  • Mother, Grandmother Of 11-Month-Old Boy Wiped Out In Chicago Shootings, Heroic Officer Saves Boy

    09/29/2015 6:27:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    An 11-month-old Chicago boy witnessed tragedy late on Monday evening as he saw an unidentified shooter wipe out two generations of his family on his front porch. His pregnant mother and grandmother were those killed in an alleged case of random shootings that rocked the Back of the Yards neighborhood in South Chicago, according to latest reports emerging in the media. The shootings spurred an emergency medical services response to the 5300 block of South Aberdeen Street after multiple people were reportedly shot, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.
  • Man charged in sexual assault of 97-year-old woman

    09/29/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | updated: 9/27/2015 3:10 PM | Associated Press (AP)
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago man is being held on $5 million bail in the sexual assault of a 97-year-old woman at an assisted living facility.
  • Brown University rescinds honorary degree from Bill Cosby....

    09/29/2015 4:28:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:17 AM | Ginger Adams Otis
    Bill Cosby lost yet another honorary degree Monday, this time from Brown University. It was the first time the Rhode Island institution ever rescinded an honorary degree, a top official told the Brown Daily Herald, the universityís newspaper. It was the third honorary degree stripped from Cosby in recent weeks amid an ongoing scandal that he drugged and sexually assaulted more than 50 women.
  • Army Veteran Takes Mother to Cardinals Game Ė Is Robbed, Shot in the Back and Paralyzed

    09/28/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victimsí property at gunpoint. ďAfter she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun,Ē Candis said. ďThatís when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.Ē
  • Man Tries to Break K-9's Neck to Escape Arrest: SDSO

    09/27/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Samantha Tatro
    A man who fled from the scene of a report fight in the Fallbrook area later tried to twist a K-9's neck in an effort to escape arrest, San Diego Sheriff's Lieutenant Dave Schaller said. The incident began early Sunday when deputies from Fallbrook responded to reports of a possible fight that may have been related to road rage. The caller told deputies a gun may have been fired and people were fighting. When Deputy Jeremy Banks arrived at the scene, he saw a silver Mitsubishi Galant driving away with its lights off. When he tried to stop the car,...
  • "I'm going to kill you':Sisters reveal how man snuck into home, stabbed one & vowed to kill other

    09/27/2015 10:38:22 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/27/2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Bre Lasley, 28, was terrified when 48-year-old Robert Berger came into her room on Wednesday just before midnight. 'He whispered and said I'm going to kill you,' she told Fox 13. Berger later kicked Lasley's sister Kayli, 22, down the stairs when she rushed in to help, setting off a scuffle where the knife-wielding assailant stabbed the older sibling in the leg and stomach.
  • Police search for suspects accused of brutally beating 37-year-old army captain (trunc)

    09/27/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 43 replies
    Fox 4 Kansas City ^ | September 23, 2015 | Kasey Babbit and Robert Townsend
    Police are looking for several men who severely beat a highly-respected army captain and Purple Heart recipient outside a restaurant on the Country Club Plaza. Relatives say the 37-year-old Purple Heart recipient is lucky he survived the attack that happened late Friday night outside the Zocalo Mexican Restaurant. "Heís confused. He's angry. He doesn't understand. He doesn't know why this happened," said the victimís cousin, who asked to remain anonymous. ďIt's very hard for him but all he can say is ĎIím lucky to be here.í" He says that night his cousin and two friends from Fort Leavenworth went to...
  • Cops: Couple Robs Bank, Posts Photos of Loot on Facebook

    09/26/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 hours ago | By Inside Edition
    A couple was busted for allegedly robbing a bank after posting photos of their loot to Facebook, according to a police report. John Mogan, 28, and his girlfriend Ashley Duboe, 24, were charged with robbery for the heist at the Savings Bank in Ashville, Ohio on August 24. Mogan allegedly walked into the bank wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gave the teller a note demanding cash, and the teller did as told. Mogan's mugshot and Facebook photos show he is heavily tattooed with ink across his face including the phrases ďLoyaltyís ThinĒ and ďBetrayalís Thick.Ē
  • Gun Control In England: 2 Unarmed Female Officers Gunned Down In Ambush

    09/26/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | Tim
    Another prime example of gun control at its finest is the story of these two unarmed officers being gunned down byÖ a thug with a gun. Wait, didnít gun control stop it? Of course not, and here is the story submitted by a reader. These two officers responded to a robbery in progress when they were ambushed by an armed man that had a warrant out for his role in a shooting and grenade attack. The two unarmed officers responded to the call to the Hattersley Estate in Mottram.
  • Is Obamacare Officially A Money Laundering Scheme?

    09/26/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 09/25/2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Could the failed Obamacare exchanges have been merely an excuse to direct payola to safely Democratic states? Based on a new report from the Government Accountability Office, and the actions of acting head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) Andrew Slavitt, the answer may well be yes. Letís start with the report. Americans for Tax Reform summarized its findings: In all likelihood, officials were aware of the issues facing these states before exchanges launched. According to GAO, CMS conducted reviews on 15 state-based exchanges in August and September of 2013. Even though these tests found multiple issues...
  • Controversial South Park episode shows Donald Trump being raped and murdered ...

    09/24/2015 5:30:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Complete Headline: Controversial South Park episode shows Donald Trump being raped and murdered: Show attacks tycoon's run for President, his immigration policies and then kills him off in shocking final scene Donald Trump was on the receiving end of a vicious take-down by South Park on Wednesday evening, which skirted the borders of decency and taste and arguably crossed them. In an almost unprecedented attack on a running presidential candidate, the adult cartoon lampooned the Republican and in a shocking finale, showed the billionaire businessman being brutally raped to death. The inflammatory episode of the satirical cartoon, created by...
  • The Coming Democratic Crack-Up

    09/22/2015 11:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2015 | David Frum
    The party has looked unified compared to the fractious Republican presidential field, but contentious issuesólike increasing crimeóare starting to tear it apart.Nobody explained the crack-up of the New Deal coalition better than New York Mayor Ed Koch at the 1980 Democratic convention: When I ran for Mayor, I went up to a Bronx senior citizens center, and I told 200 senior citizens: ďLadies and gentlemen, a judge I helped elect was mugged recently. And do you know what that judge did, ladies and gentlemen? He called a press conference and he said to the newsmen, ĎThis mugging of me will...
  • Hillary Clintonís Empire of Dirt

    09/22/2015 4:40:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The more she castigates others, the more she convicts herself. What have I become? My sweetest friend. Everyone I know Goes away in the end. You could have it all, My empire of dirt. I will let you down. I will make you hurt. ó ďHurt,Ē Nine-Inch Nails For nearly 40 years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have crafted joint power careers. But ďin the end,Ē what have they become? What is left but their front foundation, their Soros-funded surrogates, and their lock-step loyalists ó in other words, their ďempire of dirtĒ? Hillary Clinton just released a brief video about the...
  • [June 26, 2013 Warning: Graphic] (Pro Assad)Report: Rebels brutally behead two Christians in Syria

    09/21/2015 11:20:15 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 34 replies
    Iran's Alalam via via ^ | June 26, 2013 today | Assad's Syrian Government via Iranian News Agency unknown
    This ***Graphic*** video was released to Live Leak . The publication date is Jun 26 2013. There is also another link to this story which you will see but I'm not publishing that as you can find it for yourself. One Christian martyr is named Fr. Francois Murad the is un-named. And the Pope wants to come out here to the USA and talk about climate change? That's pretty sick of him to do that
  • Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge

    09/21/2015 8:04:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2015 | Mark Schreiber
    Around the start of this year, the weekly magazines ó Shukan Taishu, Asahi Geino and Shukan Jitsuwa in particular ó were brimming with articles feting the centennial anniversary of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which had gone from being a small group of tough guys on the Kobe waterfront in 1915 to Japanís largest designated criminal syndicate, with an estimated 23,000 members. Nine months later, the gang is back in the news, this time with stories about its big breakup. On Aug. 27, a total of 13 gang affiliates, based in Kobe, Awaji Island and other cities in Hyogo Prefecture, as well as...
  • Three injured in Sunday morning church shooting (Including newborn baby)

    09/20/2015 7:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Selma Times-Journal ^ | September 20, 2015 | Blake Deshazo
    Oasis Tabernacle Church was the scene of a Sunday morning shooting that injured three people.A Selma man is behind bars after allegedly shooting three people at Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma Sunday morning. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, 26-year-old James Junior Minter has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder.James Junior MinterMinter allegedly shot his girlfriend, her newborn baby and Robert Carswell, the pastor of Oasis Tabernacle. The shooting happened during the church service around 10:25 a.m., according to Lt. Curtis Muhannad with the Selma Police Department. Muhannad said Minter was sitting on...

    09/20/2015 3:48:07 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora
    Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trumpís proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin ďEl ChapoĒ Guzman. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administrationís DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexicoís brutal Sinaloa cartel. Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States. The Sinaloa cartel has been...
  • Suspect said he killed Bella Bond because she had 'demons in her' (Conceived in Occupy Boston tent)

    09/19/2015 7:18:08 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/19/15 | OíRyan Johnson, Matt Stout, Brian Dowling and Owen Boss
    Two charged in ¬ĎBaby Doe¬í death A 35-year-old Dorchester man allegedly killed the cherubic 2 1‚ĀĄ2-year-old girl who came to be known as ¬ďBaby Doe¬Ē because he ¬ďsupposedly thought the child had demons in her,¬Ē a tipster in Billerica told police during a phone call Wednesday, breaking open a heartbreaking murder case that touched millions around the world. Police records obtained by the Herald show the big break in the ¬ďBaby Doe¬Ē investigation came at 12:27 p.m., when an unidentified tipster told police the little girl¬ís mother, Rachelle Bond, had admitted to the caller¬ís brother that her boyfriend, Michael P....
  • Danish Teen Who Killed Mum ĎInspired by Isisí

    09/19/2015 2:54:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 Sep 2015
    UPDATED: A 15-year-old girl who murdered her mother was fascinated by the terror group Isis and viewed online Islamist propaganda including videos of beheadings.A Danish teenager who admitted to regularly watching jihadist videos online has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stabbing her mother to death together with an Iraqi friend. Lisa Borch, then 15, and her 29-year-old friend Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdullah were sentenced on Monday for killing Tina RÝmer Holtegaard in her sleep by repeated stabs to the chest in October 2014. During the girlís trial, it was revealed that she had become radicalized by watching Islamist...
  • The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston ..

    09/19/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Complete Headline: The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston, kept secret from her addict mom's family and 'punched until she died by a step-dad convinced she was possessed' Bella Bond was punched in the stomach by her mother's boyfriend until she died, her mother has told investigators, claiming the man thought the two-year-old was 'possessed by demons'. Rachelle Bond, 40, of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan made the allegations against 35-year-old Michael McCarthy as she spoke to investigators about the murder case involving her daughter who became known as 'Baby Doe'...
  • Boston officials identify 'Baby Doe,' as mother, boyfriend questioned in death

    09/18/2015 1:44:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | September 18, 2015
    DEVELOPING: A mother and her boyfriend are "blaming each other" for the death of "Baby Doe," a 3-year-old Boston girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach this summer and whose identity was only determined Friday, a state official said. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said the mother of Bella Bond -- known to the world as Baby Doe -- is in police custody Friday along with her boyfriend. "They feel they have the perpetrators of this crime," DeLeo said during a news conference Friday. "It appears as though it was a situation of the boyfriend who was...
  • Student charged with attempted murder in vicious Frederick Douglass High School lunchroom fight
  • Investigation finds sex, fraud and retaliation at Census office

    09/17/2015 2:15:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | -September 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Forty employees in the Census Bureauís hiring office bilked the government out of $1.1 million in pay they never earned, broke government rules by hiring friends, and tried to intimidate whistleblowers, according to a new inspector generalís report. Supervisors even ďledĒ the misconduct.</p>
  • Suspect in Kentucky trooperís shooting death was a ĎBlack Lives Matterí advocate

    A Missouri man suspected of fatally shooting a Kentucky state trooper was an active supporter of the "Black Lives Matter" movement who advocated against violence, a Facebook page shows. Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, who was shot dead by police Monday morning, appears to have regularly posted videos and articles on police shootings under the pseudonym "Jay MileHigh," Vocativ reported. On that Facebook page, photos appear to show the 25-year-old St. Louis man attending a funeral service for Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a Ferguson police officer in 2014. It also shows him attending local protests in the days and...
  • Former Star Trek: Voyager actress arrested for indecent exposure

    09/16/2015 5:26:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | Wednesday 16 September 2015 10:13 BST | Laura Proto
    A former Star Trek: Voyager actress has been arrested after allegedly exposing herself to two children. Jennifer Lien, 41, who played Kes in the first three seasons of the spin off show, was arrested at her home in Harriman, Tennessee, on September 3.
  • ISIS-obsessed 15-year-old girl murdered her mum with kitchen knife after watching Jihadi John...

    09/15/2015 5:35:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 9/15/15 | John Shammas
    A 15-year-old girl has been jailed after murdering her mother after becoming obsessed with ISIS and its abhorrent hostage beheading videos.Lisa Borch was just 15 when she took a kitchen knife and killed her mum in October last year.Minutes earlier she had been watching the beheadings of British hostages David Haines and Alan Henning on YouTube, carried out by twisted terrorist Jihadi John.Lisa, alongside her radical boyfriend Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla, stabbed her mum Tina RŲmer Holtegaard at least 20 times at their home in Kvissel, rural Denmark.A court heard how the teenager fell in love with a radical Muslim, but...
  • Family Ďflabbergastedí that mom who pushed her son in a swing for two days until he died is charged

    09/15/2015 11:01:23 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 83 replies
    National Post/ Assoc. Press ^ | 09/15/2015 | Matthew Barakat
    FULL TITLE..... Family Ďflabbergastedí that state charged mom who pushed her son in a swing for two days until he died LA PLATA, Md. ó The facts are hard to fathom: a mother alone with her 3-year-old son in a playground for two days straight, pushing him in a swing until he died of dehydration and low body temperature; pushing him even after he died until finally sheriffís deputies came to investigate. To Vontasha Simms, whose daughter Romechia Simms is now charged with manslaughter, the facts are a clear indication that Romechia Simms was suffering from mental illness so severe...
  • Flying brisket injures woman during fight at Danville barbecue festival

    09/15/2015 10:46:44 AM PDT · by windcliff · 32 replies ^ | 9-14-115 | Justin Madden
    Meat started flying at a Danville barbecue festival during a fight between grill masters; brisket was the weapon. Danville police were called to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival at 10:15 a.m. Sunday after a woman was hit with a brisket during a fight, according to a police news release. Mary Berry, 35, of Bardstown told police she was hit in the right shoulder, neck and head by a brisket whose temperature was estimated to be 200 to 250 degrees. She was working at the festival for Fire House BBQ, the news release said. Berry was treated at the festival by...
  • Charles Manson Found Dead At Age 80 (hoax)

    09/15/2015 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 75 replies ^ | September 14, 2015
    News 8 Ė†Corcoran, California Ė Charles Manson, leader of the 1960ís cult group the ĎManson Familyí was found dead in his Corcoran State Prison cell early Monday morning. Correction officers approached Mansonís cell after they heard strange noises of banging and hollering at approximately 3:17 AM on September 14. When they arrived at Mansonís cell, they found him on the ground with a slit throat Ė †alongside him, a suicide note which read: †ďAs I write this letter on September 14 at 2:20 AM, I feel my soul rising to greatness. I am God, a great leader. These children that...
  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • The women vanishing without a trace[Mexico]

    09/14/2015 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Sept 2015 | Nina Lakhani
    Thousands of women and girls disappear in Mexico every year - many are never seen alive again. When one couple realised their daughter was missing, they knew they didn't have long to find her. Elizabeth realised something was terribly wrong within 15 minutes of her teenage daughter, Karen, disappearing. "I just knew it, I had an anguish that I'd never felt before. I searched the streets, called friends and family, but no-one had seen her," she says. "She'd gone to the public toilets with nothing - no money, no mobile phone, no clothesÖ We thought she'd been kidnapped." Karen disappeared...
  • Americaís Legal Order Begins to Fray

    09/14/2015 10:18:18 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 13, 2015 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    A virulent antipolice campaign has made police officers reluctant to do their jobs. The media amplify that message on a daily basis. ďIím deliberately not getting involved in things I would have,Ē a NY City officer says. ďI wonít get out of my car for a reasonable-suspicion stop; only if thereís a violent felony committed in my presence.Ē Violent crime has surged. Homicides up 76% in Milwaukee, 60% in St. Louis, and 56% in Baltimore compared with the same period in 2014. ďThereís a total lack of respect out there for the police,Ē says a New York sergeant. ďPerps feel...
  • Clinton to Announce Plan to Crack Down on Campus Sexual Assault

    09/14/2015 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 14, 2015 | Monica Alba
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will roll out a proposal Monday to combat sexual assault on college campuses. At a "Women for Hillary" event in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Clinton is expected to say that "every student deserves a safe environment in which to learn and thrive, not live in fear." [Snip] On Monday, Clinton will roll out three key tenets to her plan to an audience of mostly students at the University of Northern Iowa.