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  • New Mexico homeschooled teen Nehemiah Griego accused of murdering family constantly wore camo

    01/21/2013 6:55:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Erik Ortiz
    The 15-year-old was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse for the Saturday slayings, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department said. In a social media profile, Nehemiah called himself a ‘fun loving guy.’ The New Mexico 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his parents and three innocent siblings constantly wore camouflage gear, neighbors said after the murders rocked the tiny town in the outskirts of Albuquerque. Nehemiah Griego was "fairly quiet, not real rowdy that we could tell,” neighbor Jerry Crites told CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque. “He seemed to be just a normal kid walking up...
  • Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

    01/20/2013 11:57:02 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 18 replies
    Though extensive due process protections apply to the investigation of crimes, and to criminal trials, perhaps the most important part of the criminal process -- the decision whether to charge a defendant, and with what -- is almost entirely discretionary. Given the plethora of criminal laws and regulations in today's society, this due process gap allows prosecutors to charge almost anyone they take a deep interest in. This Essay discusses the problem in the context of recent prosecutorial controversies involving the cases of Aaron Swartz and David Gregory, and offers some suggested remedies, along with a call for further discussion.
  • Men use fire extinguisher in Gaithersburg restaurant robbery

    01/19/2013 9:09:32 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Gazette.net ^ | January 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Waibel
    Men use fire extinguisher in Gaithersburg restaurant robbery Police investigating Thursday evening incident by Elizabeth Waibel Staff Writer Montgomery County police are investigating an armed robbery at a Gaithersburg restaurant Thursday evening. Shortly after 8 p.m., police responded to a call about a robbery at El Meson restaurant at 615 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. Witnesses said two men opened the front door of the restaurant and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the restaurant, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department.
  • The 5 Worst/Recent Mass Murders in the USA (with a Firearm) Came from Democrats

    01/19/2013 11:47:23 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/18/2013 | Unknown
    The source of information for this news post came from Roger Hedgecock’s 1/17/13 radio show. Here’s the link. Fast forward to 21:13 for Roger’s comments. The five worst mass killings, where a firearm was used, have a common thread. Hint #1: They didn’t belong to the NRA. They don’t fit the stereotype of the “red-neck” gun owner. Ft Hood: Registered Democrat/Muslim. Columbine: Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals. Virginia Tech: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Colorado Theater: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant;...
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 4:21:07 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-17-13 | John Lott
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • CBS Sets Up NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Rip NRA, Promote Stricter Gun Control

    01/18/2013 5:46:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mattew Balan
    On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell granted staunch gun rights supporter Michael Bloomberg a platform to blast the NRA as "stupid", and brush aside gun-owning Americans as a radical minority. O'Donnell set up the New York City mayor to accuse the gun rights group of being under the thumb of gun manufacturers. The CBS anchors also took a more subdued approach to the Bloomberg segment, compared to their contentious interview of NRA President David Keene just minutes earlier. Co-anchor Charlie Rose led the segment with a softball question to the billionaire politician [audio clips from the...
  • Ray Nagin indictment: First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges

    01/18/2013 11:57:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | January 18, 2013 | Gordon Russell
    A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Mayor Ray Nagin with 21 counts of corruption, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors and used his power as mayor to leverage a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was building a store in Central City. Despite New Orleans' reputation for political shenanigans, Nagin is the first mayor in the city's history to be indicted by a grand jury on corruption charges. [Snip] The indictment against Nagin includes six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money...
  • Elderly woman arrested for spraying holy water outside abortion center

    01/17/2013 11:49:58 AM PST · by topher · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | by Kirsten Andersen
    HUNTSVILLE, January 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An elderly woman was handcuffed and charged with misdemeanor harassment after spraying holy water outside a Huntsville abortion facility. Joyce Fecteau, who is in her seventies, was arrested after pro-abortion counter protestors complained after coming into contact with holy water from the spray bottle she was carrying. Pro-abortion demonstrator Lisa Cox accused Fecteau of spraying her in the face with an “unknown substance.” She claims the incident occurred December 22 on the sidewalk outside the “Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives” abortion clinic. As a result of Cox’s allegations, Fecteau was arrested outside the...
  • Sign the Petition to Outlaw Crime

    01/16/2013 9:47:33 PM PST · by DennisR · 8 replies
    Seld ^ | 1/16/2013 | DennnisR
    Please sign the White House petition that will outlaw crime. Absurd? About as absurd as passing even more gun laws to stop crime.
  • BATTFIELD315 YouTube Cartoon: The Liberal View of Crime & Punishment

    01/16/2013 7:21:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-2013 | Battlefield315
    THE LIBERAL VIEW OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT
  • More Guns, Less Crime: A Dialogue

    01/16/2013 12:14:29 PM PST · by Brightitude · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 26, 2012 | Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeffrey Goldberg
    Ta-Nehisi Coates: Do you own a gun? Are you a gun person, at all? Jeffrey Goldberg: It doesn't make much sense to tell people that you are unarmed. Many businesses and institutions around the country advertise themselves as "gun-free zones." This is a ridiculous policy--not to be gun-free, but to tell people you are. It's akin to posting a sign on your front door stating, "No burglar alarm here." Our colleague Jonathan Rauch, who, as you know, inspired the "Pink Pistols" movement of gays and lesbians who arm themselves against bullying and assault, told me last week he thinks that...
  • Oakland leaders have lost grip on violence (Tough gun laws = armed criminals)

    01/15/2013 1:29:53 PM PST · by ScottinVA · 46 replies
    CBS San Francisco (SFGate) ^ | 15 January 2013 | Chip Johnson
    Just before Oakland city officials held a news conference Monday in East Oakland to assure everyone that they've got a handle on crime, I took a little walk around the neighborhood to ask local residents if they felt safe. Vincent Peters, 32, who was waiting for a bus with his wife and their 2-month old daughter, definitely does not. He said he's preparing to move his family from the area because he values their safety. "You can hardly walk down the street without someone pushing a gun at you," Peters said. "These kids are scared, and that's why they're carrying...
  • Court rejects appeal of man convicted of killing Oklahoma City women (83 and 93 years old)

    01/15/2013 11:25:09 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 15 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/14/2013 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for killing two Oklahoma City women more than 25 years ago.</p> <p>The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the claims by 53-year-old Ronald Lott. Lott was convicted in December 2001 after several trial delays of raping and killing 83-year-old Anna Laura Fowler in 1986 and 93-year-old Zelma Cutler in 1987.</p>
  • European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

    01/14/2013 1:30:47 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Shawn Sullivan is a fugitive and accused pedophile, and to some, he's also a poster child for a European judicial system that often would rather let criminals roam their streets freely than see them subjected to American justice. Nearly 20 years ago, Sullivan, who is now 43, fled to Ireland after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting two boys in Minnesota. Sullivan, who had dual citizenship, was accused of assaulting two girls in Ireland in 1997, but fled to London, where police finally caught up with him in June 2010. Although he did time in Wandsworth Prison...
  • Delaware Officials Unveil Gun Legislation

    01/14/2013 9:37:13 AM PST · by Delmarksman · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 1/14/13 | Unknown
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gov. Jack Markell is proposing background checks for private gun sales as part of a new package of gun control legislation for Delaware.
  • Is Chicago’s Out-Of-Control Murder Rate Connected to Its Sanctuary City Policies?

    01/14/2013 8:31:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2013 | Bryan Preston
    There are no gun shops in Chicago, so they say, but murders are on pace to hit 730 for 2013. Guns are usually the weapons that the killers choose to use.Two teenage boys were murdered over the weekend, and guns were the weapons used by the killers. One victim, 14-year-old Rey Dorantes, was reportedly shot while sitting on the front porch of his home. Fifteen-year-old Victor Vega was reportedly walking with another male when they were approached by an armed man who opened fire, killing Vega. In separate incidents, four other people were wounded via gunfire, and all but...
  • Bad Guys' Lawyers

    01/14/2013 2:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Lawyers representing three of the men charged in the New Delhi gang rape case said last week that they would enter pleas of not guilty on their clients' behalf. In most criminal prosecutions, that would be unremarkable. But the lawyers who stepped forward to represent the suspects in this case did so in the face of emotional protests by fellow attorneys, many of whom insisted that no one should defend those accused of such a terrible crime. "There was a good response from the members, and they will not represent," the president of the local bar association had warned....
  • Nanny Bloomberg Takes Away Hospital Painkillers

    01/13/2013 5:19:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 12, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Thank goodness government is getting more involved in health care so we can finally put a stop to sick and injured people using too many painkillers. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that the city is going to sharply restrict supplies of painkillers at the city’s emergency rooms to combat a rampant addiction problem. Yours, not his. I have to clarify that point, because otherwise you may have the impression that “Nanny Michael” is addicted to power, and being a bit of a bully. … “The city hospitals we control,” he said Friday in response to critics, “so...
  • Dalton gun show draws big crowd

    01/13/2013 1:15:11 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 7 replies
    The (Dalton, Georgia) Daily Citizen ^ | January 13, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    By noon, three hours after the doors opened for the latest Eastman’s Gun and Knife Show, the line to get into the building still snaked around the trade center. Dozens of people, many carrying weapons — unloaded — that they hope to sell or trade stood patiently as they waited to get into the packed arena. “I’ve been to these before. There’s always a crowd. But I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Ringgold resident Jess Orton. “I think President Obama is going to get a lot of guns sold.”
  • Website Receives Anonymous Note from Grateful Thief

    01/13/2013 9:37:05 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    The publication of the names of all licensed gun owners in New York City by the Gawker website may have angered civil libertarians and gun rights advocates, but it did garner a note of praise from one reader. “While your regret that you could not also publish the addresses is one I share, having access to the names is still an important step forward in reducing the risk to those in my profession,” the unsigned letter stated. “Breaking into homes and reallocating the excess wealth of the residents is how I put food on the table for my family. Getting...