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  • Man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife

    12/01/2012 7:49:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/1./2012 | BILL DRAPER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader. Police said Bethany Deaton's death initially appeared to be a suicide. Officers found a note and empty bottle of over-the-counter pain medication along with her body in a minivan parked by a lake on Oct. 30. It wasn't until...
  • 4 Hofstra basketball players charged in burglaries

    12/01/2012 4:08:23 PM PST · by re_nortex · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated November 30, 2012, 11:44 a.m. ET | Associated Press
    Four Hofstra University basketball players were arrested on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins, police said Friday. Detectives said the players were charged in six burglaries that occurred between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5, but they suspect there have been numerous other thefts starting at the beginning of the semester.
  • AutoZone Fires Employee Who Prevented Robbery

    12/01/2012 2:17:23 PM PST · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    A clerk working in a Virginia AutoZone store thwarted an armed robber who is believed to have committed more than 30 hold-ups in retail establishments throughout the state. Bringing the thief to justice, however, has cost that clerk, Devin McClean, his job. Though the store manager credits McClean with saving his life, the clerk ran afoul of AutoZone's “zero tolerance” policy on guns in its stores. AutoZone spokesman Curt Chretin explained that “It's a matter of corporate policy that the company feels very strongly about. Zero tolerance is simple and efficient. Rather than having corporate time and energy tied up...
  • Cribs for needy families stolen in Woodstock (unintentional irony alert)

    11/30/2012 7:31:43 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 75 replies
    wsbradio ^ | nov 29, 2012 | Pete Combs
    When Monti Price arrived for work at the Hope Center in Woodstock Wednesday morning, she was struck by what she did not see. “I noticed a big empty space in our parking lot where our trailer used to be,” she said. Inside that trailer, five brand new cribs intended for needy mothers like Angela, who earned them by attending parenting classes. Angela arrived at the ministry for pregnant women and new mothers on Thursday afternoon, hoping to pick up the crib for her three-month old son, David. “Just to find out this,” she said, shaking her head in sad surprise,...
  • When You’re Falsely Accused of a Gun Crime – 12 Things You Need to Know

    11/29/2012 7:30:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 94 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 28 November, 2012 | Michelle Gesse
    Until you’re accused of a crime, you may be blissfully ignorant of the fact that “innocent until proven guilty” is a myth. In reality, it’s the opposite. Michelle Gesse, whose husband lived the nightmare of being falsely accused of a firearms related felony, explains what all Americans need to know now about the criminal justice system. Boulder, CO (November 2012)—The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us. Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an...
  • Phil Matier: Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers

    11/29/2012 6:21:57 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    KCBS ^ | November 28, 2012 | Phil Matier
    Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city. According to the latest numbers from the Oakland Police Department, more than 11,000 homes, cars or businesses have been broken into so far this year – translating to about 33 burglaries a day. The most popular targets have been cars with more than 5,700 burglarized so far this year. One of the most likely reasons for the sharp uptick in crime – city officials said they believe it’s the gradual loss of police officers from the force....
  • UPDATED: Reynolds is running for Congress

    11/28/2012 11:45:32 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 15 replies
    WLSAM ^ | 11-28-12 | Bill Cameron
    Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron (CHICAGO) - Convicted ex-congressman Mel Reynolds has just announced for re-election with the slogan "Re-elect Reynolds so he can finish the work." Standing before a sign that said "redemption," convicted felon Mel Reynolds admitted he's made mistakes. But he would not specifically admit what he did time for – sexually abusing a 16 year old campaign worker. Some say Mel Reynolds has no shame. To those people Mel Reynold's says, "I say to those people that I'm not perfect, and if you're perfect, I'm not appealing to you." Reynolds conceded this is not...
  • The Most Dangerous Colleges In America

    11/28/2012 10:40:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2012 | Abby Rogers and Gus Lubin
    College is hard enough without having to worry about serious crime. Yet crime is a reality on and around many college campuses. The FBI's Unified Crime Report identified 2,696 violent crime incidents and 87,160 property crime incidents on and around college campuses in 2011. We ranked the most dangerous colleges by averaging FBI crime data per capita from 2008 to 2011 for schools with enrollment over 10,000. Schools were ranked based on a combination of violent crime rank and property crime rank, with violent crime weighted four times higher. NOTE: Some people have objected to our use of FBI data...
  • 'Please spare my little girl': How Mexico's fearless female mayor sacrificed herself...

    11/27/2012 3:04:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sam Webb
    The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly. The little girl...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. shielding his wife

    11/26/2012 3:53:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 24, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    It looks like former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.(D-Ill.), who resigned Wednesday, is trying to take any potential heat off of his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th)—who is also his campaign manager.I’m told that Sandi Jackson has hired her own legal representation as her husband’s lawyers try to work out a deal in the ongoing federal probe of his campaign finances.........According to campaign finance disclosures, Sandi Jackson has been drawing $5,000-a-month payments from her husband’s main campaign fund through her firm, J. Donnatella and Associates. Her company has been on the Jackson campaign payroll for years, and it is located, according...
  • England report finds extensive child sex abuse with thousands at 'high risk'

    11/21/2012 8:15:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Gregory Katz, The Associated Press
    London - An extensive report has found high levels of child abuse in England, with more than 2,400 victims during a 14-month period that was scrutinized. The Office of Children's Commission interim study released Wednesday also found about 16,500 additional children are at "high risk" of sexual exploitation based on behavioural changes that were noted. The report, which did not cover Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, is characterized as the largest ever study of child sex abuse in England, and suggested urgent action be taken to better protect vulnerable children. "This report is a wake-up call," said Maggie Atkinson, Children's...
  • Hero dog saves baby from kidnapping, family says

    11/21/2012 12:46:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/21/12 | By Dylan Stableford
    kidnapping attempt was thwarted in Indianapolis on Tuesday when a family's dog stopped an armed would-be kidnapper from leaving the family's home. Police say a man and a woman broke into the home of Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez through the back door while her husband was at work. Garzon-Jimenez was on the phone with her husband, Adolfo Angeles-Morales, at the time of the break-in. "She started screaming and crying, and said, 'Someone just stuck their hand in the door,'" Angeles-Morales told WISH-TV. "The guy said, 'Give me the money or we take the baby.'"
  • House explosion that killed 2 in Indianapolis being investigated as a homicide

    11/20/2012 7:04:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 19, 2012 | Staff
    The huge explosion that flattened homes and killed two people on Nov. 10 in Indianapolis is now being investigated as a homicide case, authorities said at a press conference Monday night. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry appealed to the public for information about a white van that was seen in the area, NBC affiliate WTHR reported. He said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting with the case. "While the fire investigation has been progressing, there has been a parallel investigation, not solely focusing on the cause of the explosion but focusing on individuals who may...
  • Detroit Public Library's Main Branch raided by the FBI

    11/20/2012 3:13:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WJBK-TV ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ronnie Dahl
    Just before 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, FBI agents walked out of the Detroit Public Library's Main Branch on Woodward Avenue carrying boxes of evidence. Sources confirmed to Fox 2 the focus of the federal investigation centers around financial records and Tim Cromer, the library's chief administrative officer. "We have not yet to determine any criminal intent. We'll see where the investigation goes," said LaMar Lemmons. He and other members of the library's Board of Commission have raised red flags in the past about how Cromer was handling millions of dollars in no-bid contracts with companies like Cubemation and called for an...
  • Techies Forced into Slave Labour

    11/18/2012 10:45:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 11, 2012
    On January 25, 2009 Jose Antonio Robledo Fernandez, a Mexican engineer working for ICA Flour Daniel, a construction company, was kidnapped by three armed men in the northern Mexican town of Monclava in Coahuila. Fernandez, who is still missing, is one of at least 36 engineers and technicians to have vanished in the past four years -- kidnapped, not for ransom, but as slaves who run the high-tech systems of one of Mexico's infamous, violent drug cartels, the Los Zetas. The US government has called the Zetas "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico". In December...
  • Murder Rates Have Climbed So High In Săo Paulo That Residents Fear Being Out After Dark

    11/17/2012 12:00:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2012 | The Economist
    BETWEEN 1999 and 2011 Săo Paulo's murder rate fell by almost three-quarters, turning what had been one of Brazil's most dangerous states into one of its safest. Now the violence is rising again. In the past two months more than 300 people have died in the state capital in an undeclared war between police and the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a drugs gang, twice the tally for the same period last year. More than 90 police officers have been slain since January; the total for 2011 was 56. This year looks certain to close with the state murder rate...
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered; 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    11/17/2012 8:43:05 AM PST · by Renfield · 83 replies
    Intelhub ^ | 10-27-2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains.The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector.Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters.Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior vice president Kevin...
  • Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children Catholic nun stand

    11/17/2012 5:36:23 AM PST · by Renfield · 41 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-15-2012 | Cathy Hayes
    A Catholic nun has been charged with the “systematic” abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her. It is alleged that these crimes took place while she was teaching in a primary school (middle school) in the midlands of Ireland from 1973 to 1977. All of her victims were the same age, in third class, approximately nine-years-old. One complainant told the court that the nun would call her to her desk and put her hand inside her underwear. The lawyer for the prosecution, Aileen Donnelly SC,...
  • Why Do So Many People Want Gun Control?

    11/16/2012 7:29:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “why do so many people want gun control.” That is a good question. Essentially, because “gun control” appears to be a quick, cheap, and easy solution to a perceived problem. For Germany, the “perceived problem” was the Treaty of Versailles. For England, the perceived problem was labor violence and the presumption that large numbers of unemployed veterans would turn to crime. For the United States, the first batch of gun control laws were a result of labor violence, the next were a result of prohibition; and the third was “an end to politically motivated assassinations.”...
  • Mother 'starved two-month-old son to death until he was mere skin and bones....

    11/14/2012 11:30:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.14.2012 | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Mother 'starved two-month-old son to death until he was mere skin and bones and living in a house unfit for human habitation' A mother has been charged with murder and neglect after her two-month-old son was found starved to death on top of a dresser drawer in a house that was deemed 'deplorable' and 'unfit for human habitation'. Bambi Glazebrook, 29, from Indianapolis, appeared in court this morning where she pled not guilty to the death of her son Phillip Robey, who was 'mere skin and bones' when police found him and weighed just five pounds. Family and...