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  • DNA cracks Sacramento rape cases from the 1990s

    07/02/2019 10:22:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | July 2, 2019 / 10:54 AM | By Nicholas Sakelaris
    July 2 (UPI) -- A former corrections officer was arrested in connection with three rapes in the Sacramento area more than 20 years ago. DNA evidence led detectives to Mark Manteuffel, 59, who lived in Decatur, Ga. He was arrested Friday and is expected to be extradited to Sacramento to face multiple charges, including torture and rape. Police matched DNA from the crime scenes and rape kits to a profile assembled from a genetic testing company. The genetic profile could have been Manteuffel or a family member. Detectives used a similar method to catch the so-called "Golden State Killer," who...
  • Alabama politicians compare abortions to the Holocaust in proposed legislation

    04/24/2019 8:27:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | APRIL 24, 2019 | Kate Smith
    In legislation proposed earlier this month, Alabama state lawmakers compared abortions in the U.S. to the Holocaust and other modern genocides, prompting Jewish activists and abortion rights groups to rebuke the legislation as "deeply offensive." Senator Ben Albritton and Representative Terri Collins, both Republicans, filed matching bills in Alabama's state legislature that would ban abortion, making no exceptions for rape or incest. The legislation, dubbed the "Human Life Protection Act," would reclassify abortion as a felony offense, punishable by a minimum of ten years in prison for the physician. Within the text of each bill, the authors compare abortions to...
  • AL. Dem opposing abortion bill 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later'

    05/01/2019 11:15:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Alabama Dem opposing abortion bill: 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later' A Democratic state representative from Alabama is facing fierce backlash over his remarks in opposition to the abortion ban that was approved in his state, saying that "some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later." The Republican-controlled House in Alabama overwhelming approved a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy -- with a sole exemption for women whose health is at risk. The measure passed...
  • Alabama House approves near total abortion ban

    04/30/2019 10:47:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2019 | Kim Chandler
    The Alabama House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to outlaw almost all abortions in the state as conservatives took aim at the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 74-3 for legislation that would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy. The proposal passed after Democrats walked out of the chamber after sometimes emotional debate with opponents and supporters crowding the gallery. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate. Supporters said the bill is intentionally designed to conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973...
  • School District Denies Claim Kindergartner Was Assaulted By ‘Gender Fluid’ Boy In Girls’ Bathroom

    10/08/2018 1:07:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 8, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by attorney Vernadette Broyles, the complaint alleges that a kindergartner at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, was assaulted in a bathroom in November 2017, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The gender fluid boy allegedly pushed the girl against the bathroom wall and touched her genitals, according to the complaint.
  • School district's toilet policy under investigation after 'girl, five, was molested in the...

    10/04/2018 6:49:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 4, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: School district's toilet policy under investigation after 'girl, five, was molested in the bathroom by a gender fluid student' The Department of Education's Civil Rights division is investigating after a five-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a boy in her class in November last year. A complaint filed by the girl's mother alleges the child had gone to the bathroom, and the boy had been able to follow her because he identified as gender fluid and was, under school policy, allowed to be there. The mother, Pascha Thomas, further alleges when she made a complaint to the...
  • Would-Be Robbers Get Plugged With Bullets After Messing With the Wrong Armed Couple

    06/17/2018 9:20:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 17, 2018 | Cillian Zeal
    Several would-be robbers got an impromptu lesson in the Second Amendment outside a supermarket in suburban Atlanta, all thanks to the fact that they messed with the wrong couple. According to WSB-TV, the men were shot after approaching a couple outside of a Kroger in Decatur, Georgia, on Friday. Details are still sketchy, but police say the men followed the pair out of the store just after 4 p.m. and tried a robbery of some sort. That’s when one of the targets pulled out a gun and shot the men. “It was chaos,” one witness said. “I saw the guy...
  • Caterpillar to close Illinois plant, lay off 800 workers

    03/31/2017 5:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 7:02 PM EDT
    Caterpillar Inc. has announced the closing of its facility near Aurora, Illinois, and the lay off 800 workers. Earlier this year, the earth-moving equipment maker said it would lay off employees in 2017 because of an anticipated decline in demand for its products. Caterpillar spokeswoman Lisa Miller said Friday the large wheel loaders and compactor production will be moved to the company’s Decatur, Illinois, plant. Its medium wheel loader production line will be moved to the North Little Rock, Arkansas, plant. …
  • How Decatur Illinois Responded to Police Shooting

    07/16/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by Finnwolf · 8 replies
    Decatur Herald and Review ^ | July 16, 2016 | Huey Freeman
    DECATUR – Four days after an incident that had the potential of tearing a town apart, young people from throughout the city gathered together with a positive, hopeful spirit, after a few young leaders decided it is time for a serious change. “There's individuals out here who have tried to kill each other, and they're united,” said the Rev. Courtney Carson, 34, one of the organizers of the event which drew about 200 people to Hess Park on Friday evening. “There's individuals in this park who would not have spoken to each other a week ago. Now they're speaking to...
  • Young people lead charge for peace and unity

    07/16/2016 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Finnwolf · 4 replies
    Decatur Herald and Review ^ | July 16, 2016 | Huey Freeman
    DECATUR – Four days after an incident that had the potential of tearing a town apart, young people from throughout the city gathered together with a positive, hopeful spirit, after a few young leaders decided it is time for a serious change. “There's individuals out here who have tried to kill each other, and they're united,” said the Rev. Courtney Carson, 34, one of the organizers of the event which drew about 200 people to Hess Park on Friday evening. “There's individuals in this park who would not have spoken to each other a week ago. Now they're speaking to...
  • Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here’s What Happened ...

    04/14/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 71 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 13, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Think the people at Chick-fil-A are honest, upstanding folks? This story will confirm your hunch. A civil rights lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, made a huge mistake when he dropped hundreds of dollars on the floor at a Chick-fil-A while eating breakfast, but a restaurant employee saved him from losing the cash, WXIA-TV reported. Attorney Victor Long had $1,200 in cash on him — money bound for the bank — on April 1 when he ate breakfast at the restaurant, he told WXIA. “I didn’t even think about backtracking, because I figured anybody who found the money, the way people need...
  • Brunch patrons fight back against #BlackBrunch protesters in suburban Atlanta and Minneapolis

    03/23/2015 7:44:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 23, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Some sort of tipping point seems to have been reached, with Sunday morning brunch patrons no longer willing to sit passively as noisy protesters attempt to guilt-trip them about being white, or having the disposable income to go out for a nice brunch, or something (in my view, mostly anger about being such losers). Gateway Pundit reports on the pushback in Atlanta and Minneapolis eateries yesterday. In Atlanta: Black Brunch protesters invaded several Decatur, Georgia restaurants on Sunday. Protesters report two establishments called police, with managers from Sweet Melissa’s trying unsuccessfully to throw them out.
  • 1 million tons of pressurised CO2 stored beneath Decatur, Illinois

    01/14/2015 8:44:01 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 86 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 14JAN2015 | Eric Worrall
    7000 ft below the city of Decatur, Illinois, population 74,710 people, is a high pressure reservoir which contains 1 million tons of CO2. From the press release: "One of the largest carbon sequestration projects in the U.S., the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP) has reached its goal of capturing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and injecting it deep underground in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation beneath Decatur, Illinois. The project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of carbon capture and storage. IBDP director Robert Finley talked about the million-ton milestone with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz...
  • Two Videos, Two Cities, Two Attitudes (Semi-Vanity)

    01/27/2013 7:05:34 AM PST · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Two very different police recruitment videos: Decatur, Georgia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIgt8pmh7CUNewport Beach, California: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_rKA6ROAVk Where would you rather live: in a place which polices like Decatur, or a place which polices like Newport Beach?
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • Masked Armed Bank Robber Arrested [Georgia]

    09/10/2010 10:56:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Atlanta.FBI.gov - Press Release ^ | September 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Masked Armed Bank Robber Arrested ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Brian D. Lamkin, FBI Atlanta, in conjunction with the Atlanta Police Department, announces the arrest of the following individual, responsible for September 9, 2010 robbery of the Chase Bank, located at 3330 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Georgia: Abdul Khaliq Amin, age 52, was arrested after an FBI SWAT entry was made at a Decatur, Georgia residence earlier this morning. A crucial tip from a viewer of a local area television station broadcasting photographs of the robber prior to donning his robbery mask was considered...
  • Decatur police search for second suspect in gang-style shooting at Funland Park

    10/07/2009 8:53:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 758+ views
    al.com ^ | October 07, 2009 | Steve Campbell
    DECATUR, AL -- Decatur police have arrested one suspect in a Sept. 11 gang-style shooting at Funland Park and are searching for a second suspect who is considered to be armed and dangerous. Jose Luis Gonzalez, 19, was arrested Tuesday at the B&B Trailer Court on Modaus Road and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, three counts of attempted murder, three counts of second degree assault, shooting into an occupied vehicle and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He's being held in the Morgan County Jail on bonds totaling $400,000. Police are still searching for Samuel Trejo Carbajal, 19, of Elkmont....
  • Man who idolized American-born Taliban fighter charged in alleged Ill. courthouse bomb plot

    09/24/2009 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,183+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 29-year-old Illinois man who idolized American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has been arrested after attempting to detonate what he thought was a bomb inside a van outside a federal courthouse, officials said Thursday. Michael C. Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested Wednesday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to murder federal officers or employees and trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. Federal officials said the case has no connections with the major terrorism investigation under way in Colorado and New York. "This alleged plot drives home...
  • ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members

    09/15/2009 12:58:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 1,381+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: September 11, 2009 ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Twenty men, two women and one juvenile with ties to the violent gangs Sureno-13, La Quemada, MS 13, Brown Pride 13, Southside Locotes, Lejion Negra (Mexico) and Judas 13 (Mexico) are facing deportation following a four-day enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and several local law enforcement agencies. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed Operation Community Shield. As part of the initiative, ICE...
  • Caterpillar straying from Illinois

    06/15/2009 3:26:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 1,202+ views
    ChicagoBusiness.com ^ | June 15, 2009
    Caterpillar Inc. is emptying out its Illinois factories at the fastest rate in a quarter-century as it copes with a wrenching drop in global demand by accelerating a shift to producing equipment in lower-cost locales. After the latest cutbacks, which have been playing out in recent weeks, the number of United Auto Workers members on the job at Caterpillar's factory near Aurora is expected to be down by nearly half, to about 1,100, says Local 145 President Mark Patton. Plants in Pontiac and Decatur are expected to see equal drops, union leaders estimate. And at plants in the company's hometown...