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  • The Hate Crimes You Don’t Hear About

    02/18/2013 4:40:40 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Cleveland, Ohio. A white man on a moped accidentally bumped into a truck being driven by a black man. He fell over but was not injured. A crowd of 40 white people pulled the black driver from the truck and brutally beat him. One of them climbed in the truck and ran over the driver, killing him. The crowd cheered. Jacksonville, Florida. A group of four to six white men agreed that they would brutalize the next black person they saw walking down the street. That person turned out to be a mentally disabled 50-year-old, whom they beat and stomped...
  • Crime is down in the 'D' and I am the Easter Bunny

    02/17/2013 2:51:16 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 11 replies
    Fox2Detroit ^ | 2-15-2013 | Charlie LeDuff
    DETROIT -- Everybody got their five minutes with Dave. Everybody got to pet the bunny. Everybody but poor ol' me. After his Wednesday State of the City speech, Mayor Dave Bing's men passed him around to the media, each outlet getting a whopping five minutes to feed Hizzoner carrots -- five minutes is an old-school political way of keeping the q & a superficial. That's how you interview Hollywood starlets, not serious public servants. My bosses nominated me for the chore. But Dave was a scared rabbit. Dave said no. Dave's guy told my boss: "This is not the right...
  • Raising Adam Lanza

    02/17/2013 10:15:04 AM PST · by redreno · 36 replies
    http://www.courant.com ^ | 02/17/2013 | By ALAINE GRIFFIN, agriffin@courant.com, and JOSH KOVNER, jkovner@courant.com
    Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email. But Adam, 6, then diagnosed with a condition that made it difficult for him to manage and respond to sights, touch and smell, eventually struggled in the first grade at his new school — Sandy Hook Elementary. His mother would respond, touching off a 10-year educational shuffle with moves in and out...
  • Fired parking officer sentenced to community service for assault

    02/17/2013 10:09:36 AM PST · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.thestar.com ^ | Feb 15 2013 | By: Peter Edwards News reporter,
    A veteran parking enforcement officer who unsuccessfully used a “sleepwalker’s defence” to explain why he punched a suspect in police custody was sentenced Friday to 100 hours of community service in Old City Hall Court. “I have determined that this is an exceptional case,” Justice Peter Harris said. The judge noted that Devon Henry, 43, has already been fired for the attack at 14 Division on April 24, 2011, and that Keith Ryan, the man he punched twice, didn’t want him sent to jail.
  • Sentenced to life at 16, woman hopes for freedom

    02/17/2013 9:19:57 AM PST · by redreno · 44 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 | 11:09 a.m. | By Adam Geller, Associated Press
    YPSILANTI, Mich. — More than 21 years after she went to prison, Barbara Hernandez enters the cinderblock visitation chamber at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility in the turquoise blouse with applique flowers she keeps for special occasions. Her makeup is carefully applied but cannot hide the age lines that spread, thin but unmistakable, from the corners of her eyes. "Thank you for coming," the 38-year-old inmate says softly. Her eyes, chestnut and brooding, are offset by a gentle smile. She holds out a hand in welcome.
  • Crime soared with Mass.gun law.

    02/17/2013 7:06:21 AM PST · by Mears · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 17,2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    But the law that was so tough on law-abiding gun owners had quite a different impact on criminals.
  • Lee Judge's Tasteless Chris Kyle Cartoon Is Only The Latest Smear Of Conservatism

    02/14/2013 7:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    Today, our friends at Twitchy reported that Lee Judge, a left-wing political cartoonist, illustrated a depraved caricature depicting the grave of ex-sniper, and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle – with the caption “if only there had been a good guy around.”  This is wholly insensitive, and a craven attempt to smear an American hero who was tragically slain by a fellow veteran whom he was helping cope with PTSD.  But this is hardly the first time Judge has inked a cartoon that transgresses the bounds of decency in service of a left-wing political argument. For example, when the NRA first proposed...
  • A Look Back At 1993 – Before Most States Relaxed Their Gun Laws

    02/14/2013 5:25:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Stranger
    Regular readers know that I have posted this Department of Justice chart from the 2011 National Crime Survey many times. Take another hard look at it, full size:At this point regular readers would probably expect a string of comparative numbers; For example, In 1993 there were 257,908,000 Americans, 1,926,020 violent crimes, 24,530 homicides, 1,135,610 assaults, but… in 2011 there were 311,591,917 Americans, 1,203,564 violent crimes, 14,612 homicides, and 751,131 assaults, but… Instead I a going to look back at 1993 in a different way, by quoting a 1993 Newsweek column by George Will, titled “Are We ‘A Nation of Cowards’?”...
  • Taliban to Send Peace-Keeping Advisers to Chicago

    02/14/2013 2:14:10 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 20 replies
    The People's cube ^ | 2/5/2013, | Igor Toutellalai
    As negotiations for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan have once again come to a halt, the Taliban Supreme Council has offered to level the playing field by sending a group of 400 battle-hardened Taliban peacekeepers to the U.S. city of Chicago, to help pacify one of the most violent regions in the Great Plains area of the North American continent. With many years of combat experience in violent areas of their own country and having fought rebels, insurgents, villagers, urban militias, rival drug lords, as well as Soviet and American occupying forces on foot, horses, camels, donkeys, and trucks, they...
  • Radio Talk Show Host Charged with Mortgage Fraud (Chicago Raised Community Activist, BHO Sychophant)

    02/13/2013 6:58:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Mortgage Fraud Blog ^ | Thursday, 07 February 2013 | Rachel Dollar
    Radio Talk Show Host Charged with Mortgage Fraud Warren Ballentine, 41, Durham, North Carolina, and formerly of Country Club Hills, Illinois, a lawyer who hosts a national radio talk show, was indicted on federal charges for allegedly engaging in two mortgage fraud schemes that defrauded lenders of a total of approximately $9.7 million. The defendant allegedly schemed with others to obtain more than two dozen fraudulent mortgage loans and represented buyers at multiple closings, knowing that they were fraudulently qualified for loans to purchase homes in Chicago, Illinois, and various southern suburbs. Ballentine owns the Law Office of Warren Ballentine,...
  • Can there be organized crime without official corruption?

    02/12/2013 6:43:06 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 8 replies
    Is it possible for organized crime to exist without a corrupt government that is paid to look the other way? I think this is what is happening in Chicago as hundreds of people are killed in the streets while the city government wrings its hands blaming anything and anyone but themselves for the catastrophy of 500 needless deaths. Gangstas hire straw buyers to purchase guns outside of the Chicago city limits. When the straw buyers are caught, their sentences are plea bargained down to very low level misdemeaners allowing the straw buyers to keep buying guns for the gangstas. This...
  • Christopher Dorner shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources say

    02/12/2013 4:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12, 2013
    One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources. Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known. The afternoon gun battle in which hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly...
  • Chicago Revises 911 Procedures

    02/12/2013 10:37:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Citing limited resources and a surging murder rate, the City of Chicago announced new rules for how 911 calls are to be handled. From this point on, simple property crimes will no longer qualify for immediate, or possibly any, attention. Chicago Deputy Chief-of-Patrol Steve Georgas explained that “last year over 500 people were murdered in our city. Obviously, with this serious mayhem underway we don’t have time for the small stuff. If somebody shoots somebody else we’ve got to have the resources available to respond. This has to take priority over mere theft.” The change was directed by Mayor Rahm...
  • Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 4 of 4)

    02/12/2013 4:49:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In the past few weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out.In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. In Part 3, I began to discuss the first of two ways in which our Founding Fathers expected to produce and maintain civility and decency in society. They esteemed...
  • Church sexual abuse may have been factor in Pope Benedict's resignation

    02/11/2013 5:49:36 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 130 replies
    Herald Sun, news.com.au ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jessica Evans
    A Melbourne priest claims the extra strain placed on Pope Benedict from dealing with widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church may have been a factor in his resignation. Father Max Vodola said the elderly Pope's shock exit from the role may be because he is too physically and emotionally weak to deal with the decades-old problem. It comes as Archbishop Denis Hart leads Victorian tributes to the Pope, who he describes as gentle and loving.
  • Trayvon Martin walk attracts large crowds [Racist Jamie Foxx Shows Up]

    02/11/2013 3:00:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    St. Augustine Record ^ | 2/10/13 | INA PAIVA CORDLE
    Saturday was a day of remembrance for Trayvon Martin, as about a thousand people —including actor Jamie Foxx —united with the late teen’s family to march, pray, listen to music and hear inspirational messages, while pressing for justice in his killing. The Trayvon Martin Foundation sponsored the “I am Trayvon Day of Remembrance Community Peace Walk,” to honor the unarmed, Miami Gardens teen fatally shot in Sanford on Feb. 26 of last year by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. “We’re here to let the community, and particularly teenagers, know that they have the right to walk in peace without being...
  • Hunt for Christopher Dorner becomes major PR problem for L.A. police

    02/10/2013 7:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 10, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker
    The hunt for alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner has turned into a major public relations challenge for law enforcement officials, in particular the Los Angeles Police Department working its way back from a history of corruption and abuse. Not only have hundreds of well-trained officers equipped with military-style vehicles – including helicopters with thermal imaging devices one pilot says can pick out a rabbit in a snowstorm – been unable to find the man charged with killing three people and wounding two others on a rampage aimed at police officers and their families. The LAPD also has been forced to...
  • Jesse Jackson To Fugitive Murderer: I Feel Your Pain

    02/09/2013 10:05:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 9, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Yesterday on his Facebook page, professional victimologist and societal agitator Rev. Jesse Jackson posted an open letter to Christopher Dorner, the fugitive murderer whose manifesto reads like a battle cry from Jackson's own website. *Dear Christopher Dorner, I understand your feelings of hurt and pain. I make this plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt, and the fear. Please stop. Don’t take any more lives. Christopher, your mother is distraught and deeply concerned for your safety. There are many good and credible people in Los Angeles who will help you. Danny J. Bakewell Sr. (The Los Angeles...
  • Nice job, LAPD… rapid and promiscuous FAIL!

    02/09/2013 8:07:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Guns Save Life ^ | Feb 9, 2013
    Nice job, LAPD… rapid and promiscuous FAIL! nquiring minds would certainly like to see the video from the squad car involved where two LA Police officers rapidly and promiscuously opened fire on a pickup truck, thinking they had the far left-wing murderer Christopher Dorner in their sights. If you or I had opened fire on a pickup truck whose occupants weren’t trying to run us over or shooting at us, we’d be in jail for a long time to come. While police have a little additional leeway in using deadly force, it would seem this was a grossly inappropriate use...
  • Alonzo Mourning’s Wife Arrested For DUI [Media Will Forgive/Forget Obama Supporter]

    02/09/2013 5:04:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/8/13
    The wife of former Miami Heat superstar Alonzo Mourning was arrested early Friday morning near Old Cutler Road and San Servano Avenue on a single charge of driving under the influence. According to the arrest report, Mourning failed a roadside sobriety test administered after allegedly speeding in two different areas and not stopping for a red light. The arrest report stated that after Mourning was stopped, she asked the officer, “What did I do sir?” The officer told her she had been speeding and she winked and said “I was going fast, wasn’t I?”