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  • About Florida Immigration Coalition [Illegal aliens have their own web site]

    05/27/2015 4:48:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    The Florida Immigrant Coalition is a statewide alliance of more than 50 member organizations, including farmworkers, students, service providers, grassroots organizations and legal advocates, who come together for the fair treatment of all people, including immigrants.We accomplish our mission through coordination of immigrant organizations and community education, organizing and advocacy.
  • Baltimore Residents: We Don’t Think the Police Are Actively Doing Their Jobs

    05/27/2015 2:20:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Two Baltimore residents stated that they believed the police in the city are not doing their jobs in interviews broadcast on Tuesday’s “The Lead” on CNN. Resident Malacka Reed El said, “I don’t think the police are doing their jobs, but I do not think that it’s all of the police. We do have some police officers that are doing their jobs.”
  • Rio Rancho police identify officer killed in shooting; suspect in custody (3rd or 4th one recently)

    05/26/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rio Rancho police have identified the officer killed in the line of duty and the suspect accused of shooting him on Memorial Day. Just after 8 p.m. Monday, officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner was shot during a traffic stop near Southern Boulevard and Pinetree Road in Rio Rancho. He later died at UNM Hospital, the department confirmed early Tuesday. Benner, 49, was a four-year veteran of the department and a married father of five adult children. He was also an Air Force veteran. "Officer Benner was a dedicated military veteran and law enforcement officer and his tragic death is deeply saddening...
  • Mayor Responds To Deadliest Month In Baltimore In 16 Years (35 killings so far)

    05/26/2015 7:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Bloodshed in Baltimore’s streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and it’s not over yet. Mike Hellgren has the latest. Shooting after shooting, the crime tape, responding cops, and bullet markers–are all-too-familiar across Baltimore particularly in the Western District. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The number of non-fatal shootings citywide has almost doubled year-to-date. Last weekend was particularly bloody, with 30 people shot–8 of them killed, making this month Baltimore’s deadliest in 16 years. Patricia Jordan lost her only son to street violence. “As a mom, that’s something you carry with you every day,” she...
  • Biker attorney seeks to replace judges, demands immediate release of clients

    05/26/2015 7:09:58 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 177 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 5/26/15 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for two men arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout between rival bikers says his clients are being held illegally and is seeking to replace all McLennan County judges connected to the case. Austin attorney Adam Reposa alleges in motions filed Tuesday that the charging documents filed against his clients, and the 168 others jailed in the chaotic melee, are legally insufficient. He also claims that the $1 million bonds are unreasonably oppressive and that the judge who set them and the judges who, so far, have not reduced them have shown bias and should be recused....
  • Social media elevate school fights to new realm

    05/26/2015 5:08:07 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 19 replies
    Norwalk Reflector ^ | May 26th 2015 | TNS REGIONAL NEWS
    The student sitting at the front of the class doesn’t know she’s about to be attacked. But others in the room apparently do. As another teenager approaches her from behind, several students in the class whip out their cellphones. They have no intention of dialing for help, however. Their aim is to record the encounter between the two teenage girls so that they can upload it to Instagram, YouTube and other sites. In the recordings, shot from multiple angles, the girls exchange words and, before long, a punch is thrown. A scuffle breaks out, with squeals and laughter from classmates...
  • An Obama Crime Wave Spreads Across America

    05/26/2015 4:12:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Lawlessness: Fueled by this president's anti-police policies and race-baiting rhetoric, thugs are attacking cops and terrorizing major cities. Horrible violence is breaking out all over. We are witnessing a national crime wave. Law enforcement expects to see an escalation in criminal activity over the summer. Already we've seen a disturbing trend in May, including: • The deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years, with almost 30 shootings and nine deaths just over the holiday weekend. That makes well over 100 murders this year, compared with 71 at this time last year, the fastest the city has reached...
  • Baltimore is breaking records… for violent crime

    05/26/2015 10:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier today we noted the fact that the city of Cleveland is, at least for now, managing to keep things mostly peaceful in the streets amid tensions between police and the community. That’s a very positive sign, and here’s to hoping they can maintain things on an even keel. But in the meantime, Baltimore has been taking a very different path. Even after the initial wave of riots receded, violence across the district has been on the rise. That trend hit a new high water mark over the holiday weekend leaving a horrific death toll in its wake. Police...
  • Man Convicted in 1970 Coconut Grove Murder Set Free

    05/25/2015 9:57:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 22, 2015 | Claudia do Campo
    A man convicted in a fatal robbery of a ice cream truck driver in Coconut Grove, Florida, more than 40 years ago when he was just a teen is a free man. Prince Johnson has been in prison since he was 16, following his 1971 trial for first-degree murder in the death of Marta Roman. VIDEONaked Man Rescued From Fort Lauderdale Bridge At a hearing Friday, a Miami-Dade judge furloughed the sentence. Johnson thanked his family after he was set free. "My family, for all the moral support they gave me, standing by me," he said. Sketch Released in Brutal...
  • 8 killed, 19 injured in weekend shootings in Baltimore

    05/25/2015 2:37:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —City police said of 27 people who were shot, at least eight of them were killed in a series of separate shooting in Baltimore since Friday afternoon. In the most recent events, officers were called to the 1600 block of Hazel Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of discharging of a firearm. While investigating, police were notified of a walk-in shooting victim to an area hospital. The man at the hospital sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks. The victim told police he was shot by two masked men. No further details are available. Detectives are investigating...
  • Pastor Shot Outside Hartford Church

    05/25/2015 11:50:48 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 43 replies
    courant.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Mara Lee and Jordan Otero
    HARTFORD —The Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy, who leads the First Church of the Nazarene on Capitol Avenue, was injured at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in a drive-by shooting, police said. Sealy, 54, was planting small flags in the church's lawn at 932 Capitol Ave. in honor of Memorial Day. He was shot in the leg and shoulder. A witness identified a black car traveling west on Capitol Avenue, slowing as it passed the victim, and heard five gunshots. Seven shell casings were found on the scene, police said.
  • Walter Williams: Liberals Respect Me

    05/25/2015 9:59:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 27, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, "The State Against Blacks." Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person. They could ask me hard, pressing questions. They could demand proof of the arguments that I was making. People such as former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and former Chairman Julian Bond and the Rev. Al Sharpton can make ludicrous statements. An intimidated news media just swallow the nonsense. They are probably afraid to challenge, lest...
  • In-N-Out Burger Flipper Disables Car, Attempts to Murder Boss in Parking Lot

    05/24/2015 6:29:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    Eater ^ | May 22, 2015 | Farley Elliott
    One LA employee just couldn't take it anymoreA disgruntled Glendale In-N-Out employee went for a true double-double against his former boss earlier this week, disabling the man’s car by putting sugar in the gas tank and hiding out with a few loaded guns in what police are calling an armed ambush. NBC Los Angeles has some on-the-scene details of the emerging incident, which took place around 2 a.m. Monday morning. The alleged attacker, Eric Bloss, was a recent UC Berkeley college graduate whose former roommate says had become disillusioned with his work flipping burgers, and believed that his manager at...
  • Police investigate shooting death of local security guard

    05/24/2015 4:39:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | May 24, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)EAST POINT, Ga. — East Point police are investigating a suspicious death involving a security guard. They said Antonio Spear, 32, of Atlanta was found several hundred feet from where investigators believe he was shot to death. East Point firefighters worked to remove a white Ford Expedition after it crashed into a fence just before 7 a.m. Sunday. “I heard a big bang. It was like a bomb so I was like, ‘What is that?” Ryeesha Zellner said. Zellner told Channel 2’s Jessica Jaglois she was sitting in her car outside her job when she saw the SUV crash and...
  • CNN’s King: Within 24 Hours After Saying She Was Dead Broke, Hillary Made $700K

    05/24/2015 4:37:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,’ host John King pointed to a “Washington Post” story detailing that within 24 hours of her telling ABC news last year that she was, “dead broke” after leaving the White House the Clinton gave speeches making $700,000 in fees.
  • What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery

    05/24/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    **SNIP** Much like Clinton’s speech to Salesforce, the former secretary of state’s speech isn’t available online nor would ISRI give video upon request. The speech of ISRI’s 2015 convention speaker, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, appears on the company’s YouTube page, but Bill Clinton’s 2009 speech to the same group does not. But such is the case for almost all of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches from 2014 — though most were given to massive audiences, almost none are available in their entirety online. What’s clear is that most, if not all, of the companies and organizations that hired Hillary...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • EMPOWERED THUGS RULE: Baltimore Shootings Spike 70%, Murder Rate Up 42%

    05/23/2015 2:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 22, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Gee, I wonder why this would happen? Don’t expect this to get better anytime soon. BALTIMORE – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings. “It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.” Rawlings-Blake said the city’s faced spikes in crimes in the past and police have been able to successfully reverse them. She said she’s “confident” police do so will again....
  • This is your brain on Whiteness: The invisible psychology of white American ignorance explained

    05/23/2015 12:14:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chauncey DeVega
    Earlier this week, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left resembling a war zone, with hundreds of spent bullet cartridges strewn about, broken bodies everywhere, and police and other local municipal services overwhelmed. By the end of melee, nine outlaws were dead, 18 wounded, and at least 165 people were arrested; 120 guns were recovered at the crime scene. In late April and early May, African-American young people protested the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore police. Those peaceful protests...
  • Suspect in 4 D.C. killings identified after DNA is found on pizza sent to burned home

    05/21/2015 7:25:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 20 at 11:45 PM | By Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Clarence Williams
    D.C. police said late Wednesday that they have identified a suspect in the killings of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, young son and housekeeper, who authorities believe were held captive in the family’s Northwest Washington home. Police said they had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Daron Dylon Wint, who they said is 34 and is from Maryland. They said they do not know his whereabouts. The stunning break in the case came after police matched Wint to DNA found on the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house the night of May 13, as...
  • Gang Bust: 71 Alleged Members of the Grape Street Crips Arrested For Drugs, Murder In New Jersey

    05/20/2015 8:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    The gang allegedly “controlled drug trafficking” in Newark, plotted to kill an FBI agent and intimidated witnesses.Authorities have arrested and charged 71 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips, alleging that the suspects controlled drug-trafficking and other illegal activities in various neighborhoods and public-housing complexes in Newark. In addition to drug-trafficking across large swaths of Newark, the Grape Street Crips – who were founded in Los Angeles but also operate in New Jersey - routinely engaged in acts of violence that included murder, shootings, aggravated assaults and witness intimidation, authorities stated in a release. To protect their gang...
  • White America’s Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

    05/20/2015 12:04:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brittney Cooper, teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week. While America annually marks the significance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is only in Black communities nationally, and locally in Harlem, that we mark and celebrate the birth of King’s most formidable racial adversary. Undoubtedly this has something to do with the very forthright and unflinching manner in which Malcolm X talked about race in the 1960s. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, as Malcolm X was otherwise known, did not have any hope that white...
  • Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl?

    05/19/2015 7:16:57 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 111 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/19/15 | By Caitlin Dickson
    Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl? “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said following a biker gang shootout that left 9 dead and 18 others wounded in the parking lot of a busy shopping center Sunday. “There is blood everywhere.” Reports of the grisly brawl, which police said escalated from the bathroom to the bar and out into the parking lot of a restaurant called Twin Peaks, sound like a scene from a movie — or one of...
  • Thugs try to rob a competitive shooter and gravely pay for it

    05/19/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 30 replies
    Firearm User Network ^ | May 18, 2015 | John M. Buol Jr.
    A doctor was leaving home to compete in a shooting competition held at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram, MS at approximately 7:45 AM. While making several trips to his truck, two males happened upon him, took him captive at gunpoint, and forced him drive to an ATM to withdraw money. When an opportunity arose, the doctor/competitive shooter retrieved a handgun and shot one of his captors. . . .
  • Florida Cop Hit With Felony After Being Caught on Camera Stealing Gas

    05/19/2015 5:02:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    MIAMI — Miami-Dade Police Employee Officer Emil Lugo has been charged with felony fraud for stealing the county fuel. He hs allegedly been stealing the gas for months. He was arrested after undercover cameras caught him in the act. (Video below) A statement released by the State Attorney’s Office reads in part, “This investigation arose from concerns that Sergeant Lugo was improperly using his Miami-Dade County access during the period from January 2015 through March 2015. Not only was Sergeant Lugo fueling his vehicle at a fuel station rarely used by police officers, (the 7900 SW 107 Avenue site was...
  • Boy 13 killed, four others wounded in Miami-Dade shooting [Unarmed black child, no marches?]

    05/19/2015 4:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/19/15 | Doug Phillips
    A teenage boy was fatally shot after apparently getting caught in crossfire outside an apartment complex in Miami-Dade County..... ....several males were sitting in the open area of an apartment complex when two unknown subjects armed with what appeared to be high-powered rifles.... The 13-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The condition of the four other shooting victims was not immediately known.
  • NYPD Commissioner Considering Granting Amnesty To 1.2 Million Low-Level Offenders

    05/18/2015 11:52:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | May 18, 2015
    Wary Of Police-Community Relations, City Council Says Idea Deserves Consideration.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty to more than 1 million people with open warrants for low-level offenses. But some experts worry it could cause crime to skyrocket. First he called for reduced penalties for smoking marijuana. Now, Bratton wants to explore granting amnesty to 1.2 million city residents with open warrants for low-level offenses, people who run the risk of being arrested for failing to resolve tickets for drinking in public, disorderly conduct and the like, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday. There is one...
  • 15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea

    05/18/2015 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Inequality in Baltimore has been thrust into the national spotlight this week, with riots and civil unrest in that city following the funeral of Freddie Gray. This inequality has roots that stretch deep into the past. It's been exasperated by bad policy decisions in the present-day. And it makes itself felt in every aspect of life in the city, from the racial composition of neighborhoods to the number of empty houses standing in them. For another illustration, let's look at a hypothetical case of two babies born on the same day this year in Baltimore. One is born in Roland...
  • Unity urged at memorial for man killed by police on skid row (Illegal African & felon)

    05/18/2015 2:25:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 17, 2015 | Gale Holland
    * At memorial for man killed in police shooting on skid row, church leaders call for Pan-African unity * Pastor warns of 'ongoing challenge' of police brutality against black menCalling for Pan-African unity in the protest movement against police violence, eight church leaders led a fiery service Saturday for Charly Leundeu Keunang, a homeless man shot and killed on skid row by Los Angeles police in a videotaped struggle seen around the world.. "Whether it's Ezell Ford, or whether it's Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin, we have seen an ongoing challenge around police brutality as regards black men," said Sauls,...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew that’s frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists — but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers’ dime to gaze into Tousle Hair’s dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • Big-mouth Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby wants everyone else to shut up

    05/17/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015
    After Marilyn Mosby‘s moment in the sun, where she delivered a 1960s-style speech to announce charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore prosecutor is now asking the court to impose a gag order, according to CBS Baltimore. The order would prevent attorneys and witnesses for both sides from releasing information or commenting publicly about the case.
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment. “I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.” To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective...
  • 10 shot, 2 dead in shootings in Baltimore

    05/16/2015 11:29:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 16, 2015
    BALTIMORE —Baltimore City police are investigating six shootings in which two people were killed. City police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the 2500 block of North Edgecombe Circle in northwest Baltimore, where a man was shot in his torso. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. City police were called about 9:24 p.m. to the 3800 block of Yolando Road in north Baltimore, where a man was shot in his lower body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. City police were called about 10:24 p.m. to the 2400...
  • Update: Man charged with homicide in pregnant girl's attack, baby's death

    05/14/2015 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 18 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | May 14, 2015 | Shelly Bradbury
    A 23-year-old Chattanooga man has been charged with criminal homicide after police say he beat a 15-year-old pregnant girl and killed the baby she was carrying. Police say Justin Armour attacked the girl on Tuesday in a vacant house near 2201 East 3rd Street. She gave birth to the stillborn baby — who Armour fathered — early Wednesday morning. Medical staff believe the baby died because of trauma from the assault, according to police. The girl was five months pregnant. The girl and Armour had a history of domestic violence. The girl, who will not be identified by the Times...
  • San Francisco Puts McDonald’s On Notice Over Drug Sales, Other Problems At Haight Street Restaurant

    05/14/2015 5:32:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2015
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Tuesday sent a letter to McDonald’s Corp. warning of potential legal action due to ongoing problems with drug sales and other public nuisances at the Haight Street McDonald’s restaurant. [Snip] According to the city attorney’s office, police responded to 641 calls for service at the restaurant between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 22, 2015 and nearly 1,100 since January 2012, a number that far exceeds those seen at other properties in the area. [Snip] Police have arrested people on drug-related charges on or in front of the property on at least 11 different occasions...
  • Two Baltimore City Jail Correctional Officers Caught On Video Looting A 7-11

    05/14/2015 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Two correctional officers who work at the Baltimore City jail were suspended without pay Wednesday after video emerged showing them looting a 7-11 store during last month’s riots. Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were charged with theft and two counts of burglary, according to a statement released by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). Investigators DPSCS and with the Intelligence and Investigative Division responded to a tip that the pair had joined in looting a closed 7-11 convenience store near downtown Baltimore on April 25. That was the first day of major unrest following the April...
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white woman—and doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.—A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, it’s an image laden with awful symbolism. “It hurt,” JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. “It really hurt.” Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • Fifth person charged in Hattiesburg police murder

    05/13/2015 11:13:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WLOX-TV ^ | May 13, 2015 | Nick Ortego, News Director
    Abram Wade “Pete” Franklin, 29, of Hattiesburg has been arrested in connection to the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers. HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg police officers last Saturday. Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) have charged Abram Wade “Pete” Franklin, 29, of Hattiesburg. Information developed during the continuing investigation of the killing of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate led to obstruction of justice charges against Franklin. Franklin is being held in the Forrest County Jail awaiting his initial appearance in...
  • Man found guilty of throwing 4-year-old daughter off cliff in 2000

    05/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    L A Times ^ | Stephen Ceasar
    Brown's first trial ended in 2006, with two jurors voting to convict him of first-degree murder, eight voting for second-degree murder and two favoring manslaughter. In 2009, a jury split evenly between second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Apodaca, the third jury’s foreman, said it took one day of deliberations for the entire jury to agree. A key to the case, he said, was an expert witness who said the girl's injuries were inconsistent with a slip or trip and instead suggested that she was thrown.
  • 2 arrested in murder of 90-year-old farmer

    05/12/2015 5:55:20 PM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Earl Olander. The 90-year-old was found dead, bound and beaten inside his home on April 11. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said Tuesday that deputies received a tip that property stolen from Olander's residence had been recovered. Recovery of the stolen property led to the arrest of two adult males
  • Man, 33, pleads guilty after 'killing his stepfather with an atomic wedgie

    05/12/2015 10:01:57 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 37 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 12, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    A 33-year-old Oklahoma man has been charged with killing his stepfather by giving him an atomic wedgie, that caused the victim to suffocate on his own underwear. He pleaded guilty on Monday to first-degree manslaughter.[snip] An atomic wedgie is the slang name for an extreme version of the common underwear-yanking prank that bullies are known to use in schools across America. Oklahoma Medical Examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliott said the cause of death was asphyxiation and blunt force trauma after the elastic band was stretched too tightly over St. Clair's neck. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Deputy Travis Palmer said Davis and St....
  • Woman arrested after breaking 7 flat-screen televisions with hatchet at Alaska store

    05/12/2015 7:37:37 AM PDT · by dware · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.11.2015 | AP via Fox News
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A woman smashed seven flat-screen TVs at a store in Alaska with a hatchet and later told police that people on the televisions were watching her, according to police and court documents obtained Monday. Miranda Davison, 33, was arrested on a felony charge of criminal mischief following the vandalism Sunday at a Walmart in Juneau.
  • Vulnerability In Car Keyless Entry Systems Allows Anyone To Open And Steal Your Car

    05/12/2015 4:49:16 AM PDT · by thackney · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/12/2015 | Joseph Steinberg
    Hands-free car entry systems, which typically unlock car doors without requiring the pushing of any buttons when owners are close to their vehicles, provide great convenience. Unfortunately, however, people have begun marketing for sale devices that allow criminals to exploit a technological vulnerability in these systems, and crooks have been seen using “mystery devices” to open cars equipped with hands-free car entry systems. Once in a car, crooks can steal whatever is in it, and, while most of the recent issue has been just that, they can also potentially connect a device to the vehicle’s diagnostic port in an effort...
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Walter Williams: Some Odds and Ends

    05/11/2015 9:01:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 13, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women — or of anyone else — assault, rape and murder are about as horrible as it gets. But I would be willing to bet a lot of money that most of the assaults, rapes and murders of women are done by people who identify as liberals or Democrats, particularly in the cases of murderers. Most crime, except perhaps white-collar crime,...
  • UPDATE: 4 Charged in Shooting Deaths of 2 Hattiesburg Police Officers

    05/10/2015 7:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WKRG-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A law enforcement official says four people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, tells The Associated Press that 29-year-old Marvin Banks and 22-year-old Joanie Calloway have each been charged with two counts of capital murder, and Banks' 26-year-old brother, Curtis Banks, has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. An additional arrest was made Sunday. 28-year-old Cornelius...
  • Armed Citizen Saves Officer Under Attack In Oklahoma City

    05/10/2015 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 10, 2015 | Bob Owens
    A rookie Oklahoma City police officer became separated from his partner during a foot pursuit and managed to close in on the robbery suspect they were chasing. The suspect managed to get control of the officer’s baton and started striking him in the head repeatedly, and the incident might have become another murder of an officer in the line of duty if it wasn’t for an armed citizen stepping in to save the day: It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert...
  • About TWO DOZEN Murders Have Happened In Baltimore Since Freddie Gray Fell Into Coma

    05/10/2015 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The city of Baltimore, Md. has been home to roughly two dozen murders since police arrested Freddie Gray on April 12 for possession of an illegal switchblade. [Snip] Meanwhile, searchable data from The Baltimore Sun shows that 26 homicides have occurred in the city limits of Baltimore during the last 30 days — or since April 9.
  • Words Have Meanings

    05/10/2015 5:46:03 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Clayton Cramer ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Clayton Cramer
    M. Simon of Classical Values responded to a recent posting concerning Obamacare by linking to a piece by Milton Friedman "The Drug War as a Socialist Enterprise". I confess to being so intrigued by the title that I read it to see where this came from. Socialism has a meaning: government ownership of the means of production. If Friedman's point was that there are two choices: free markets or command and control, this is true. But prohibiting something is not socialism. Many libertarian ideologues believe that drug prohibition is a net loss for the society emphasizing the substantial crime and...