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  • Inmates with Violent Pasts Paroled Under Prop. 57

    02/19/2018 3:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Eric Leonard
    Prop. 57, approved by voters in 2016, promised to reduce the state's overcrowded prisons by expanding parole eligibility for nonviolent criminals, and by encouraging inmates to take part in rehabilitation, therapy, and vocational programs. The cases include those of Alfredo "Freddy" Casillas, who took part in the murder of a rival gang member in Burbank, and Luis Steven Flores, who went to prison for assault with a deadly weapon with a semi-automatic firearm, and served time for battery on a peace officer, as well as battery on another inmate. They, along with other prisoners with violent histories, became eligible for...
  • Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA

    02/19/2018 11:23:09 AM PST · by tang-soo · 22 replies
    I read this book shortly after its publication in 1994. It's a fascinating story by Terry Reed, recruited by Oliver North as a manufacturing/industrial machining expert and pilot instructor to set up the illegal machine gun manufacturing in Little Rock (Seth Ward - father-in-law of Webb Hubble) and the to oversee the flight training of Contra pilots. While involved in the making and shipping of machine guns and training pilots in support of the Contra's, what he didn't know at the time was the method of payment - cocaine. This is the Rosetta Stone of the airport in Mena, Arkansas,...
  • Milwaukee native said enough is enough and turned his semi-automatic rife to Broward Co. Sheriff.

    02/19/2018 7:19:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 143 replies
    WISN ^ | 2/19/2018 | Ben Hutchinson
    Something needs to change,' says Milwaukee native who turned in rifle to authorities A Milwaukee native said enough is enough and turned his semi-automatic rifle into the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Ben Dickmann grew up in Milwaukee, but moved to south Florida years ago. He shared a Facebook post of a sheriff's deputy taking possession of his AR-FiveSeven, which is similar to the AR-15 that was used in the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dickmann said only law enforcement should have guns that powerful. "Something needs to change, and it needs to change now," Dickmann said. "People have been...
  • Donald Trump: FBI Missed Florida Shooter Because of Wasting Time on Russia Investigation

    02/18/2018 7:38:27 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump expressed disappointment that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooter, despite being informed about his dangerous behavior. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he wrote. “This is not acceptable.” Trump argued that the FBI was wasting too much time investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion,” he wrote. “Get back to the basics...
  • Minneapolis TV Station's Reporters Puzzled by More Guns, Less Crime in the Gopher State

    02/18/2018 1:25:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, Minneapolis station WCCO reported on guns and crime in Minnesota. Anchor Frank Vascarello's introduction: "More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains low." Imagine that. Reporter Pat Kessler also treated more guns and less crime as paradoxical. Reporting on crime and guns has been infested with the "Fox Butterfield effect." It is named after a New York Times reporter, who in November 2004 was surprised that: The number of inmates in state and federal prisons rose 2.1 percent last year, even as violent crime and property crime fell. Later, a puzzled Butterfield referred to "the paradox...
  • Is It Safe in Baltimore?

    02/18/2018 6:57:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    “Two Baltimore detectives were convicted Monday of robbery and racketeering,” the Washington Post reported, “in a trial that laid bare shocking crimes committed by an elite police unit and surfaced new allegations of widespread corruption in the city’s police department.” Before reaching the guilty verdicts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise presented the 12-member jury with “things more horrible in some cases than you ever could have imagined.” Test your own imagination: * Four police officers, already convicted of felonies, testified in amazing detail to routinely violating the rights of citizens in order to steal cash and property worth hundreds of...
  • The Transgressive Appeal of the Comedy Murder Podcast

    02/17/2018 2:39:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 16, 2018 | Amanda Hess
    When Oxygen, the television network for women, rebranded itself as a true crime channel last year, it leaned into TV’s time-tested approach: a focus on gruesome and mysterious killings, disproportionately involving white female victims and sensationalized by self-serious narrators. But Oxygen also began experimenting with a new way to cover those crimes. It started a comedy podcast, “Martinis & Murder,” in which the two hosts get tipsy on homicide-themed cocktails, audibly squirm over the gory details, make catty judgments about the suspects’ life choices and use particulars of the crimes as setups for sarcastic jokes. Here’s a sampling of dialogue...
  • FBI Whiffs on School Shooting [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 1:15:37 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 and wounded another 13 in an assault on the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. By law, the school is a designated “gun free zone.” This ensured that Cruz would be able to fire at will until off-site police arrived, which they did within five minutes of being called. By that time the 19-year-old Cruz had ditched his weapon and blended in with the fleeing students. Cruz’s heinous plan was months in the making. Back on September 5, 2017 Cruz posted a YouTube boast “I’m going to be a...
  • Police: MS-13 men beat sex-trafficked girl with bat, 'indent' part of her body

    02/16/2018 9:39:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 2/16/18 | Kevin Lewis
    A female human trafficking victim too young to legally drive a car or buy a lottery ticket was savagely beaten with a bat by a pack of incensed MS-13 members, Montgomery County Police say. Late last month, Ivan Alexis Pena-Rodriguez, 20, Yervin Josue Romero-Rivera, 21, and Miguel Angel Ayala-Rivera, 24, were all formally charged with first-degree assault, plus other assorted criminal counts. According to court documents obtained by WJLA, Montgomery County authorities served a search and seizure warrant
  • Suspect in Chicago Police Death Charged

    02/14/2018 2:51:50 PM PST · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2018 | Don Babwin
    A man with a long criminal history that includes a conviction for armed robbery has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Shomari Legghette, 44, was also charged with being a felon possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics. Legghette has been arrested repeatedly and, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections, he has several felony convictions dating back to the 1990s that have landed him in prison. Most of them are drug-related, but his record also includes crimes that show a willingness to use a gun....
  • Reported Shooting Being Investigated at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland: BSO

    02/14/2018 11:58:11 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 535 replies
    NBC 6 ^ | 14 FEB 18 | staff
    Authorities are investigating a reported shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Wednesday. Officers responded to the school at 5901 Pine Island Road for the reported shooting, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said. There were reports of victims, BSO officials said. Coral Springs Police tweeted that that people should stay away from the school due to an active police scene. No other information was known.
  • Craig's List Personal Ad

    02/14/2018 7:34:08 AM PST · by libertylover · 36 replies
    email | 2/14/1018 | Unknown
    (SUPPOSEDLY )AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST PERSONALS AD To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last... First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket...
  • Kentucky gunman killed his parents, girlfriend and her mother, police say

    02/12/2018 2:47:24 PM PST · by familyop · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2018 | Frank Miles
    The Nickell family’s pastor told The Lexington Herald Leader that he had struggled with drug addiction for years...He and his parents attended morning and evening worship services together Feb. 4. That night, Nickell sat between his parents on the front pew, but was “out of it” on some substance, Caudill said.
  • Car Thieves Have Gone High-Tech (Keyless Entry Vulnerability)

    02/12/2018 10:23:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Monday, 12 Feb 2018 | Eddie Chua
    Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency­-hacking device that is available locally. The device, which costs about RM150 (S$50.30) and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information. A source said the device could open almost every car with keyless entry. The source said car thieves recruited hackers to install the required software onto their laptops and teach them how to operate the device. "Some local hackers have been...
  • Lynnwood man accused of raping woman dying from overdose, texting photos of body

    02/11/2018 12:28:23 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 39 replies
    Lynnwood Today ^ | February 8, 2018
    Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives say a 19-year-old Lynnwood-area man raped a young woman as she was dying from a drug overdose, texted photographs of her seminude body to friends and then stuffed her body in a box with plans to bury her later, according to a Wednesday report from our online news partner The Seattle Times. The 18-year-old victim attended a party Saturday night at the suspect’s mobile-home park just north of Martha Lake in unincorporated Snohomish County and died that night or early Sunday, according to the statement of probable cause outlining the sheriff’s case against the 19-year-old suspect....
  • Big Picture Question: How Do We Know?… (WARNER)

    02/11/2018 2:46:30 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 14 replies ^ | 2/9/18 | sundance
    How did the story of the Warner text messaging get into the media bloodstream? Who was the ‘entity’ who investigated, discovered, and eventually released the Warner messaging?
  • Man Raped High School Student as She Was Dying From Overdose and Texted Explicit Pictures <tr>

    02/11/2018 1:11:20 PM PST · by Enchante · 60 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | February 11, 2018 | Tom Porter
    A 19-year-old man in a Seattle suburb has been arrested and accused of raping a high school student as she was dying from an overdose and texting explicit pictures of her to friends. The suspect, who has been identified as Brian Roberto Varela, was charged Friday with second-degree rape, manslaughter and controlled substance homicide, the Associated Press reported.
  • Mail Thieves Steal 500 Cockroaches From Marina Woman

    02/11/2018 11:02:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | Christopher SalaSs
    Rosalinda Vizina says she an Entomologist and the roaches were a part of a study she's conducting. She said, "I feel bad for the roaches in case they got smushed or tossed or something like that. For the thieves, I hope they went everywhere."
  • Urinating Illegal Stabs Man [semi-satire]

    02/11/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    In Maryland, Salvador Gomez-Lopez, a native of El Salvador in the United States illegally will go on trial for stabbing a man waiting at a bus stop. The attack sprang from the victim’s objection to Gomez urinating in front of fellow bus passengers. Arresting police described Gomez as “drunk and belligerent.” In the US House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) gave an eight hour speech blaming Trump’s “anti-immigrant policies for this tragedy. The hostility of the President toward immigrants seeking a better life in America is the primary cause for this incident. If Mr. Gomez didn’t have to...
  • Illegal vows to 'kill more cops soon' - he is found guilty of shooting dead two Californian deputies

    02/10/2018 1:56:03 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of murder in the shootings of Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. in 2014. He also was convicted of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons violations and other crimes. 'Yay,' he said softly after first verdict read, looking around at the victims' families and jurors with a slight smile. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of murder in the shootings of Sacramento County sheriff's...